The 2020 election will take place on November 3, and we want YOU to make a plan to vote. In order to vote, you need to be registered. The deadline to register to vote in Oklahoma is THIS FRIDAY, October 9. If you are already registered, make sure all of your information is up to date.We have curated a list of important dates and helpful links below.
Absentee Deadlines: Request by: October 27 at 5pm
Return by mail: Recieved by November 3
Return in person: November 2
TWILIGHT DOWNTOWN OKC HOME TOUR
Come see what downtown living is all about and take a tour of downtown Oklahoma City's condos and townhomes all in one evening. Six of downtown OKC’s newest for sale projects will be holding open houses thisThursday, October 8, from 5pm to 7:30pm. There is a condo or townhome to fit everyone’s style and needs!
The Oklahoma City Ballet will be taking over Scissortail ParkthisFriday, October 9 at 6:30pm under the stars! This FREE performance will take place on the Love’s Travel Stops Stage & Great Lawn and will feature professional company dancers performing classical works as well as new contemporary choreography, students from the Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School, and pre-professional dancers.
The second Wednesday of every month The Treasury gathers with curious women in OKC to learn new things and meet new friends. This month their Happy Hour will be hosted on October 14, at 5pm by Aditi Panchal.
Aditi is a local graphic designer and hand lettering artist who will be talking about her journey as a novice lettering artist who started a "365 days of type lettering" challenge in 2016, which ignited a passion for lettering. It led her to teach cursive and hand lettering at the Cooper Hewitt Museum of Design as well as workshops at Oklahoma Contemporary.
For more information, and to reserve your ticket, visit the Eventbrite.
There will be a variety of pumpkins available for purchase, hay bales, corn stalk mazes, floral displays, and scarecrows. Activities include a trick or treat weekend and pumpkin decorating, and other fun things to do outside at a safe social distance.
There will also be large-scale pumpkin mosaics placed around the Garden grounds. Visitors can enjoy the bright colors and designs of the murals and mosaics while capturing images of what makes fall at the Gardens so special.
21C Museum and Hotel is excited to welcome Oklahoma City locals and visitors back to once again explore their current exhibition, Seeing Now. This multi-media selection of works by over two dozen artists explores what and how we see today, revealing the visible and hidden forces shaping both what the contemporary world looks like, and how we consume and interpret that information.
To ensure the wellbeing of museum guests, hotel guests, and 21C teammates, this exhibit can only be seen by making online reservations for timed admission. And don't worry, the museum is still free to visit!
Downtown in December presented by Devon is returning for its 19th year in 2020! In addition to promoting physical and virtual events, we will also be including all of the amazing light installations and holiday decorations that people can experience while they’re out and about downtown.
Are you hosting a physical event, virtual event, or show-stopping attraction between the months of November through January? Submit your information at downtownindecember.com.
MIDTOWN WALKABOUT WEEKEND
Save the date for this month's Midtown Walkabout Weekend. Mark your calendar for October 23-24. Midtown businesses are gearing up to bring a packed weekend full of shopping, food, family, and fun!
Follow along with our new series as we shine a spotlight on businesses across downtown that help our city thrive. We have asked owners to tell us about their businesses as well as themselves, we'll share their answers in our feature below. Read along, then stop in to say hello.
THE BLACK SCINTILLA
A NOTE FROM OWNER R A C H A E L G R U N T M E I R
At The Black Scintilla, we strive to cultivate a fun, laid-back atmosphere while helping you find the perfect gift for your best friend or shop for a new outfit for that next hot zoom meeting. We carry a variety of fun giftable items for adults, kids, and pets. And believe that women of all shapes and sizes deserve fashionable and affordable apparel which is why we carry sizes small to 3XL.
R A C H A E L ' S P I C K S
S H O P
My favorite place to shop in Midtown is Chirps & Cheers. No matter the occasion, I can always find the perfect card, while also getting cuddles from shop pup McGee. Their entire shop is carefully cultivated with unique cards, personalized stationery, office supplies, wrapping paper, and the sweetest shop owner, Jade.
E A T
Whether dining outside on the patio or inside their newly renovated dining room, I always LOVE dining at Stella Modern Italian. Two of my favorite things at Stella are the Chicken Scallopini (I prefer to substitute the chicken for mushrooms) and the amazing staff. Whatever the occasion, Stella never disappoints.
P L A Y
When I'm in need of a break from work, I love heading to the spacious patio at McNellie's. It's the perfect spot to meet friends, relax, and features a great view of downtown.