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CURBSIDE CHRONICLE PLANTERS

Curbside Chronicle is selling hand-potted succulents. These make a perfect gift for dad and are amazingly easy to maintain and make our community better.

Pre-orders will be available for pick up at their pop-up shops from June 19-21. Supplies are limited, so pre-order your plants online by today, June 17.

All planters are arranged by Curbside vendors, providing meaningful employment to people transitioning out of homelessness in Oklahoma City. 100% of proceeds support The Curbside Chronicle program at the Homeless Alliance. 

To learn more information, or place an order, visit curbsideflowers.org.

OKC VIRTUAL PRIDE

It's Pride Week in OKC! The OKC Pride Alliance has been adapting and creating new platforms for the LGBTQ+ community and its allies to shine on. This week OKC Pride is celebrating in a new, creative and unique way that ensures the safety of residents and proper physical distancing through a virtual pride week, virtual vendor marketplace, and online parade.

Want to participate in this week's events? Here's a brief rundown of the schedule:
 
- Wednesday, June 17 - Latinx Highlight, 7pm
- Thursday, June 18 -  Pride in the Park Digital Dance Party, 7pm
- Friday, June 19 - Juneteenth Dedication, 5pm
- Saturday, June 20 - Rainbow Awards + Virtual Parade, 10am
- Sunday, June 21 - Live Queer Yoga + Meditation, 11am, Message from OKC Pride Alliance, 3pm

 
For more information, visit oklahomacitypride.org.
DEADCENTER

deadCenter Film Festival is happening online now and will continue through Sunday, June 21. As Oklahoma’s largest film festival, deadCenter is the best place to see exciting new short films, insightful documentaries, hilarious comedies, scary monster movies, and the best independent films from around the world and all over Oklahoma.

There is still time to purchase an All-Access Pass for dcff. While most films can be viewed individually for $10 each, an All-Access Pass allows digital access to films, panels, Q&As, and special events for only $100.

Find more information, and purchase passes, at deadcenterfilm.org.

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

On June 19, Americans around the country will celebrate Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the day when the last enslaved people in the United States were declared free -- two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and nearly six months after the 13th Amendment was passed.


Join Together Oklahoma, Block Builderz, Jabee, and many more for a virtual celebration across Facebook, YouTube and Twitter for an online Get-Out-The-Count Juneteenth Celebration to commemorate Juneteenth and learn how census data can help trace your heritage.

Continue to support black-owned businesses and black-led community organizations.  Continue to listen and amplify their voices. For a list of black-owned businesses in downtown Oklahoma City, visit our Facebook page.
 
CARPENTER SQUARE THEATRE 

While Carpenter Square Theatre has had to cancel the remainder of its 36th Season, it's still in the business of entertaining and enriching the community! The theater will present the second edition of “CST LiveOnline!” airing “The Postman Always Rings Twice” June 19 and 20 at 7pm.

The show will air live on the theater’s YouTube channel, and an archive video of the broadcast can be seen later at the viewer’s convenience. Viewing is free, but the theater appreciates donations. 

Find more information, and learn how to donate, at carpentersquare.com.

LIVE FROM THE LAWN

Scissortail Park's new concert series featuring live music on their lawn has a new date. Previously set to begin on June 19, the concert series has been rescheduled to Friday, June 26 at 7:30pm.

Local, regional, and national artists and musicians will take the stage on select Friday evenings for Live from the Lawn. Concerts will be held on the Love's Travel Stops Stage & Great Lawn. Guests are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs to enjoy an evening of quality music in Scissortail Park. 


For more information, and to see the full concert lineup, visit scissortailpark.org/live-from-the-lawn.

MIDTOWN WALKABOUT MONTH

Midtown Walkabout is back! It will take place Saturdays in July and will feature summertime promotions and activities for those shopping, eating, and visiting the district as well as the folks at home. Midtown merchants will provide specials, discounts, and activities during their normal operating hours each Satruday, and there will be free pop-up programming to enjoy such as live music, art demonstrations, and photo ops during certain hours of those days. 

Midtown Walkabout Month will include virtual events on Saturday, the 11th from 12-1pm and Saturday, the 18th from 2-3pm. Tune in for virtual giveaways, family-friendly entertainment, and demos and activities by some of your favorite Midtown businesses.

Stay updated on Midtown Walkabout Month by following along on the Facebook event page, or find more information at midownokc.com.
EMBARK'S PARK AND RIDE

Navigating around Oklahoma City, just became even easier with Embark's new "Park & Ride" kiosks located around downtown. These kiosks enable you to both pay for parking and purchase a streetcar pass all in one stop. 

For more information related to the Oklahoma City Streetcar, visit okcstreetcar.com.

STAND TALL SHOP SMALL

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber has kicked off its Stand Tall and Shop Small for OKC campaign. With the help of the OKC’s district leaders, the Chamber wants residents to give a much-needed boost to the businesses that make the city unique.

The Chamber is encouraging residents to take pride in their community and rally together to save small businesses.


Learn more information about the Stand Tall, Shop Small for OKC campaign on their Velocity blog.

We encourage you to continue to support black-owned businesses in downtown Oklahoma City. Find a compiled list by reading
What's Up Downtown №75.
VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES

Stay engaged with the community by participating in Virtual Experiences throughout Oklahoma City. Check out what these local organizations are offering: Take a virtual tour of a few of Oklahoma City's greatest attractions.
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