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That's exactly how many hours there are in one week -- 168. Each week, KGOU's Events Calendar Producer helps you find great ways to entertain yourself over the weekend and beyond. These are our picks for arts, live music, exhibitions and festivals to entertain the hours of your week.

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Kayakers on the Oklahoma River.
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The 10th annual Oklahoma Regatta Festival continues through October 5 at the Boathouse District along the Oklahoma River in Oklahoma City.

The multi-day event celebrates the rowing, kayaking, dragon boating and related activities that have helped transform the Oklahoma River into a world-class urban aquatic venue.

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Oklahoma City University opens its 2014-15 Distinguished Artists Series with a performance by the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band Thursday, September 25.

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The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) hosts its annual 12x12 Art Fundraiser at Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City Friday, September 19.

The event features the work of 150 local artists in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, photography and ceramics.

Each artist has one cubic foot of space to let his or her imagination run wild, giving collectors the opportunity to bid for each 12x12 piece in silent and blind auctions starting at $175 per work.

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The Oklahoma State Fair returns to the State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City Thursday, September 11 through Sunday, September 21.

Organizers expect to amuse hundreds of thousands of visitors with carnival rides, artistic exhibits, commercial expos, concerts and Disney On Ice in addition to many other special events.

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The University of Oklahoma's School of Art and Art History hosts its Graduate Student Symposium this weekend. New Perspectives in Native American Art and Art of the American West takes place in the Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

The symposium begins with a reception and keynote address by the museum’s Director and Chief Curator Emily B. Neff on Thursday, September 4 at 6 p.m.

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The Arcadia Blues Festival returns for its 32nd year Friday, August 29 at Arcadia Municipal Park.

The family-oriented festival features authentic national and regional blues talent, with entertainment for visitors of all ages.

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The Arts Council of Oklahoma City (ACOKC) entertains metro-area audiences for the 34th consecutive year with the Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival. The event runs from Thursday, August 21 through Saturday, August 23 at the Oklahoma History Center.

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Hundreds of professionals with Remote Area Medical (RAM) come to Oklahoma City this weekend to provide complimentary medical care for the public. The two-day health fair takes place Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17 in the Expo Hall at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds.

Medical specialists offer dental care, eye exams with glasses made on site, women’s care, counseling sessions, tobacco cessation help and medical screenings.

Central Oklahoma’s Back-To-School Activities

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Summer break is coming to a close, and central Oklahoma has some back-to-school events for you.

Sooner Theatre

Central Oklahoma feels the rhythm with a musical that’s a family favorite and two long-awaited returning acts. 

Families can travel to a land far, far away, or actually just to Main Street in Norman, to watch Sooner Theatre perform Shrek The Musical this weekend.

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