6 Events to Get You Through the Rest of Winter in Oklahoma City

February 01, 2016

Winter_Events_OKC.jpgWinter's still blowing here in Oklahoma City, but there's no need to be stuck indoors, waiting for spring. Our city hosts a number of cool events designed to take the edge off your cabin fever and get you moving. Indoors or outdoors, there's plenty to do in Oklahoma City over the remaining days of winter. 

1. First Friday Gallery Walk
Feb. 5-6 and March 4-5
Paseo Art District

Put on your winter boots and get set to saunter during the city's First Friday Gallery Walk on Feb. 5 or March 4. This monthly open house, sponsored by the city's Paseo Art District's 17 galleries, offers a glimpse of the work of more than 70 artists. Roughly 2 miles north of downtown, the Paseo District provides easy access to the galleries, which are all within a short walk from each other. Restaurants feature live music and special foods on the menu. Stroll from gallery to gallery on Friday (and Saturday as well), and see artists working in their galleries, openings of new exhibitions and the work of new artists. 

2. A Midsummer Night's Dream
Feb. 12-27 (Thursdays - Sundays)    
Civic Center Music Hall — CitySpace Theatre

It may still be winter, but you'll find yourself carried away on a midsummer fantasy via Shakespeare's most popular play, set in a fantastic realm peopled by lords and ladies, fairies and lovers. 

3. An Evening With Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen
March 9
Civic Center Music Hall — Thelma Gaylord Performing Arts Theatre

These two legendary Texan ambassadors of Americana music will help you beat the winter blues. Singer, songwriter and actor Lyle Lovett will be center stage for an evening of swing, folk, jazz, Americana and blues all played in his iconic and ground-breaking style. Joining Lovett is singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen from the Texas Hill Country.

4. St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt
March 19
Martin Park Nature Center

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with some family-friendly fun in Oklahoma City's 144-acre Martin Park Nature Center, where you'll search for natural treasures. Join any one of a series of scavenger hunts throughout the afternoon. 

5. 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship
March 18-20
Chesapeake Energy Arena 

Take part in March Madness on the road to the Final Four with the 2016 NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Championship first and second rounds, hosted by the Big 12 Conference.

6. Il Volo
March 20 @ 8 p.m.
Civic Center Music Hall — Thelma Gaylord Performing Arts Theatre

This trio of Italian singers has become a hit with American audiences from appearances on American Idol, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Tonight Show and others. With four albums released and one on the way, they've received numerous awards from festivals and other venues in Europe. Describing their music as "popera," Il Volo performs such favorites as "O Sole Mio" and "Volare," their rich vocals accompanied by lush orchestral arrangements. 

What's your favorite winter event? Tell us about it in the comments. 

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