Celebrate the richness and diversity of Oklahoma’s tribal cultures at the 31st Annual Red Earth Festival in the Cox Convention Center throughout the weekend. The event features juried art market, dance presentations and competition, children’s activities, educational seminars, food and music. Oklahoma City is filled with Native art and culture as hundreds of American Indian artists, dancers, and performers participate in the award winning Red Earth Festival.
The center is located at 1 Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City.
The Ardmore Lion’s Club Third Annual Ride for Sight Poker Run starts at 9 a.m. with registration at Longhorn Scooters. Last bike out at 10 a.m. for the 85 mile scenic ride that includes Caveman Motorcycle Museum in Davis, the Dougherty Store, Fat Bully’s in Sulphur, The Artesian Hotel in Sulphur, Gene Autry Museum and the finish in Ardmore Regional Park. Last bike in at 3 p.m.
Hot dogs, chips, soft drinks and water will be provided. High Hand Winner receives $500 cash, Low Hand Winner gets Ray-Ban sunglasses. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Everyone registering will receive a commemorative poker chip. Bring your old eye glasses for recycling.
‘Movie Night at Cultural Center Saturday will spotlight the screening of “The Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them.” Starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and Alison Sudol, “The Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them” is the story of the 1926 adventures of Newt Scamander, who has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. in the center’s state-of-the-art Anoili Theatre highlighted by a four-story screen and large comfy chairs, perfect for avid movie-goers looking to sit back, relax and enjoy the film. Combination tickets are $5 each include the movie, popcorn and a bottled drink. Admission tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for children under 12.
Oklahoma is home to the longest stretch of original Route 66 and lots of places to visit, like the Totem Pole in Foyil. Billed as the World’s Largest Totem Pole, at 90-feet tall and 9-feet wide, the longtime sightseeing attraction will be the location of a “BBQ and Music Fest” from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Visitors can enjoy a BBQ lunch and great local music, featuring acoustic musicians and bluegrass. All acoustic jammers are welcome to join in.
Admission for food and music is $8.50 per person. Proceeds go to assist with the continued efforts to restoration and upkeep of the Totem Pole.
The event is in Totem Pole Park,located 4 miles east of Foyil on State Highway 28A.
The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra and Tulsa Children’s Chorus will premiere a new orchestral work by Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate, Chickasaw classical composer, at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Bartlesville Community Center as part of the 2017 OK Mozart International Music Festival. The foundation of the newly commissioned piece titled Muscogee Hymn Suite, is from within historic Muscogee (Creek) Indian church hymns.
Muscogee Hymn Suite is an adaptation and orchestration of traditional Muscogee (Creek) church hymns in the Muscogee (Creek) language. Joining TSO and Tulsa Children’s Chorus will be classical baritone soloist and Lumbee Indian, Grant Youngblood and traditional Mvskoke singer Curtis Scott, conducted by Gerhardt Zimmermann.
For tickets, visit bartlesvillecommunitycenter.com or call (918) 336-2787.
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