Need to break out of the house? Need to break out of the office? It’s easy to get swept up in the constant stream of virtual meetings and virtual school only to look up and find that the week has flown by. 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗸𝘁𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗕𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸 encourages downtown workers and virtual school families to set aside intentional time mid-week to stroll Bricktown with family and friends. Previously planned for October 28, but rescheduled due to weather, Bricktown Break will take place nextWednesday, November 4.
Bricktown will be offering family-friendly activities, street performances, and outdoor yoga to provide a safe environment while you ditch the screen and enjoy time together. Bricktown businesses will be open with local shopping, happy hour specials, and fun experiences for all. Whether you are a downtown employee enjoying drinks on a patio, or a virtual school parent looking to end the day spending quality time with the kids, we invite you to take a break in Bricktown! Participating businesses are listed below:
Early bird registration for the virtual Saints Santa Run presented by SSM Saint Anthony's closes this Friday, October 30. But don't worry, registration will remain open through December 31 at an increased price. Each year, our family-friendly holiday run brings young and old, and even pets, to downtown Oklahoma City for a festive 5K. In 2020, the run is coming to you! Sign up online and complete your run anytime, anywhere during the month of December.
The 2020 Election will take place next Tuesday, November 3. We encourage you to have a plan to vote. In-Person Absentee (Early) Voting is available in the county where you are registered to vote on October 29and30 from 8am - 6pm and on October 31 from 9am - 2pm. Find early voting locations by county at okc.gov.
You can also confirm your voter registration, view a sample ballot, find a polling place and change your address or party affiliation at okvoterportal.okelections.us.
All EMBARK fixed-route services and OKC Streetcar services will be free to ride on Tuesday, November 3 for Election Day. Plan your trip at embarkok.com.
Heading downtown for the Halloween weekend? We have created a list of events happening with details below. If you choose to go out, we encourage you to celebrate while remaining socially distanced and wearing a mask.
HALLOWEEN IN THE NOBLE THEATER
This year’s Halloween film series at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art presents Monsters & Murderous Maidens, a fun and frightful series of newly restored Japanese cult films. Also screening for Halloween weekend is Godzilla, Destroy all Monsters, Lady Snowblood, and Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance. Get your tickets now and celebrate Halloween all weekend long with these spooky classics in Noble Theater. Screenings will take place October 30 - November 1.
For more information, full screening schedule, and to purchase tickets, visit okcmoa.com.
FINAL FRIDAYS ON FILM ROW
Final Fridays on Film Row is back with a Halloween Edition, Mask-erade 2020. Join them Friday night for live music, local art, mask and costume contests, and horror movie shorts.
There will also be pop up shops, food from Project Krave, beer from Core4 Brewing and hard cider from OK Cider Co. Bring the whole family for this all ages fun event this Friday, October 30 from 6-10pm.
It's spooky season! Celebrate with Factory Obscura, and their neighbors on 9th Street in Automobile Alley. MIX-TAPE at Factory Obscura will be open for timed ticketing. with COVID safety requirements.
They will have interactive activities throughout the day including egg hunt for treat-filled eggs. There will also be a costume contest taking place. Tag @factoryobscura & #MIXTAPEOKC in your costumed photos at Mix-Tape for a chance to WIN prizes!
Beginning at 7pm, live music will begin with the Oklahoma Theremin Society and at 9pm Changing Frequencies will perform outdoors with Factory Obscura's new Downtown Starlight experience as a backdrop. All outdoor performances are free to attend.
Join Scissortail Park for an outdoor socially-distanced Treat Trail this Saturday, October 31 from 11am to 4pm at the Scissortail Park playground. Entry for each participating child is $5 or FREE for Scissortail Park Members.
Enjoy the festive Treat Trail inside the Scissortail Park playground with music, family-friendly Halloween characters, plenty of photo-op areas, and food vendors along the Promenade. Treat Trail booths will each have a chute to send their treats into bags for a contact-free exchange. Masks are required for guests inside the playground to participate in the Scissortail Treat Trail.
Join The Jones Assembly on Halloween for the spooky sounds of The Brothers Griiin from The Flaming Lips. This free show will take place on The Jones Assembly patio Saturday, October 31 at 9pm and of course, costumes are encouraged.
Spend your Halloween skating at the Sky Rink in Scissortail Park on Halloween, their last day open during the 2020 season.
To celebrate, they will be hosting a kids costume contest. The contest will take place on Saturday, October 31. Kids 12 years old and under will compete at 3pm and kids 13 - 16 years old will compete at 9pm.
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.
A NOTE FROM OWNER C A L E B F O U N T A I N
1032 Space is a retail shop in Deep Deuce that specializes in emerging designer and streetwear brands from around the world. Our goal is to offer a curated retail experience unlike anything offered in Oklahoma City. We offer a wide variety of categories including t-shirts, jeans, hoodies, sneakers, and apothecary from size Small to 2XL.
C A L E B ' S P I C K S
S H O P
I like to read a lot so I am a big fan of Commonplace Books in Midtown. Also, I love a good coffee table book and they have a great selection of those!
E A T
I'm going to have to give two here. My favorite place to eat in Oklahoma City is Red PrimeSteak in Automobile Alley. Steak is my all time favorite food and no one beats the vibe they set. On a more daily basis I really love going to The Parlor, specifically Mob Grill.
P L A Y
A new place that just opened up down the street in Deep Deuce called Flower and Flour. It's an awesome coffee shop and bakery that's connected with a flower shop. It's a great spot to grab a snack and get some caffeine to keep the day moving!