Despite the cold, there’s plenty to do in Oklahoma this month.

In Tulsa, visit the PAC for a presentation and talk from Jean Chatzky – renowned journalist, editor and finance expert – on Jan. 13, courtesy Tulsa Town Hall. If you resolution is to get fit, try the Go Short, Go Long, Go Very Long event on Jan. 21 at the Tulsa River Parks Trail system; you can opt for a 5, 10, 25 or even 50k walk/run. 

There’s no shortage of Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations on Jan. 16, including Tulsa’s parade starting at N. Detroit Ave. and John Hope Franklin Blvd.; OKC’s celebration at Myriad Botanical Gardens; and Muskogee’s showcase at the Martin Luther King Community Center.

In OKC, visit the Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show from Jan. 13-15 at the fairgrounds if you’re on the hunt for your next DIY project. Other can’t-miss events include the Edmond Ice Rink, running through Jan. 15 at Mitch Park, along with Myriad Botanical Garden’s Lunar New Year Celebration on Jan. 21. 

You can get your ‘zen’ on at the Winter Big Om Yoga Retreat, running Jan. 6-8 at Sequoyah State Park and Lodge in Hulbert. Or, if you’d like a sharp left turn (literally), visit the Mad Dog Demolition Derby on Jan. 21 at the Claremore Expo Center, replete with the sounds and sites of crushed metal and smashed cars. 

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