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Fun for All

Tulsa’s Great Raft Race is planned at River West Festival Park on Labor Day (Sept. 2). It’s the fifth consecutive year of masses floating down the Arkansas River since the tradition was reinstated. Head to Chesapeake Energy Arena in OKC on Sept. 21 for Hot Wheels Monster Trucks. This adrenaline-pumping show features six giant trucks performing jumps and stunts with...

A Musical Month

There’s no shortage of music this month. At Tulsa’s BOK Center, mark Sept. 20 for tween sensation JoJo Siwa or chill with the Jonas Brothers on Sept. 29. The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino rocks out with Buddy Guy on Sept. 19 and Deep Purple on Sept. 21. OKC’s Chesapeake Energy Arena features Hillsong on Sept. 13, Alan Jackson on...

Exhibitions Abound

Jewelry, photography and sculptures are part of this month’s art exhibitions in Oklahoma. Jewelry created from construction materials are featured in Building on the Body through Sept. 22 at Tulsa’s 108 Contemporary. At Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Dorthea Lange’s America, a photography exhibition about the Great Depression, debuts Sept. 13. It showcases images by many talented photographers of the era. The...

Woodworking, Speakers and horse racing

Tulsa’s and Oklahoma City’s town halls offer intriguing speaking engagements this month. Enjoy environmentalist and activist Alexandra Cousteau at Tulsa Town Hall’s Sept. 13 event at the Performing Arts Center. Known as the father of supply-side economics, author Art Laffer speaks at the OKC Town Hall opener Sept. 19 at Church of the Servant. For those in search of some adrenaline,...

From Broadway to Ballet

September is kickoff time – not only for football but for myriad performing arts companies around Oklahoma. In Tulsa, Signature Symphony’s shows include The Wonderful Music of Oz on Sept. 6 and Classics - Tchaikovsky 5 on Sept. 28 at the TCC Van Trease PACE. The world-renowned Tulsa Ballet presents Creations in Studio K from Sept. 12 to 22, with...

Fair Times Ahead

Those who love eating fried foods on a stick, walking the midway and enjoying all sorts of carnival rides can get their fixes in Oklahoma’s two biggest cities. At Oklahoma City’s State Fair Park, the Oklahoma State Fair runs Sept. 12-22. “We’re excited to debut awesome new shows, contests and demonstrations,” State Fair Park’s Holly Bottrell says. “Fair-goers will love going...

Channeling Kahlo in OKC

The Paseo Arts District in Oklahoma City has long been home to free thinkers – a place where revolutionaries find refuge and solace, where the creativity of local and regional artists thrive. Artist and free thinker Magdalena Carmen y Calderón, commonly known as Frida Kahlo, defied identity and class through her paintings. It’s no wonder that Frida Southwest, a new...

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Find Your Floating Zen

It defies gravity and may seem like training for Cirque du Soleil, but aerial yoga combines the tenants of Pilates and acrobatics to help participants achieve poses they never thought possible. Aerial yoga began in New York City in 2007. Aerial yoga, similar to traditional yoga, has a few bonuses: deeper stretching; strengthening oft-unused muscles; and relaxing into the compression...

Come Sail Away

Many Oklahoma sailors have been at the sport since childhood, but theirs is a skill that can be learned at any age. Sailing clubs are a great place to start. Jerry Lojka has sailed on 23 of Oklahoma’s numerous lakes. Thunderbird Sailing Club offers classes for kids and adults and enrollment fills up fast, says Jerry Lojka, a former club...