The Oklahoma City Convention Center is a state of the art building, just east of Scissortail Park along Robinson Boulevard that has recently been completed. The stunning new project is a $288 million project funded by the MAPS3 capital improvements program. The Convention Center is next door to the Omni Oklahoma City Hotel, set to open January 26, as the 605-room headquarters hotel.
The center will draw events that bring attendees from around the region and world. It will provide a boost to Oklahoma City’s economy and serve as an ideal venue for local events. The opening will eventually be celebrated with a ribbon cutting and public tours, but to keep people safe, no public events will take place until the pandemic subsides.
We look forward to celebrating the grand opening and welcoming events to the Oklahoma City Convention Center in the future.
The Oklahoma City Thunder's season has officially kicked off. Though fans are not allowed in the arena for games at this time, you can still cheer on our city's team by watching games live or getting updates online from Thunder's Facebook page.
You can find this month's game schedule located at the bottom of this newsletter or find the full schedule here.
COMMONPLACE BOOKS MEMBERSHIP
If you are a loyal patron of Commonplace in Midtown, or have a goal to read more books this year, their new membership is designed for you. By becoming a member, you will receive 15% off every purchase you make this year in-store and online. This includes everything from pens and planners to candles and books. The membership is $50 and will last you the entire year.
Commonplace Books Midtown has new hours:
Monday-Thursday: 10am-7pm Friday & Saturday: 9am-8pm
Café Dé L'aise is now open to the public in their new downtown location at 100 W. Main Street Suite 105. Café Dé L'aise is an Asian fusion restaurant which was formerly located inside The Collective Food Hall. Be sure to stop in and try items from their delicious new menu Monday through Friday, from 8am to 2:30pm.
Find more information and view their full menu on their Facebook page.
EYEWITNESS TOURS AT THE OKCNM
Experience the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum through stories from those most affected by the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Join the EYEwitness tour this Friday, January 8 at 8am to hear personal accounts of how individuals are looking back and thinking forward 25 years later.
The tour includes:
Private tour before the Museum opens to the public
Behind the scenes tour of the Archives
10% discount on all Memorial Store purchases the day of the tour
ARTSPACE AT UNTITLED'S NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH TRADER JOES
ARTSPACE at Untitled has announced that they have officially partnered with Trader Joe's. This partnership launches tomorrow, January 7 and will begin with the first Neighborhood Share pick-up. The program will help ARTSPACE provide meals and snacks to their students.
On Thursday, they will also launch the Community Outreach program. Trader Joe's will both provide and pay volunteers to work with ARTSPACE. Trader Joe's creates all of their artwork in house and has a full-time staff of artists whom will likely become great mentors to the students at ARTSPACE.
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Wednesday, January 6th - OKC Thunder vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 7PM Friday, January 8th - OKC Thunder vs. New York Knicks, 6:30PM Sunday, January 10th - OKC Thunder vs. Brooklyn Nets, 5PM Tuesday, January 12th - OKC Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs, 7PM Wednesday, January 13th - OKC Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 7PM Friday, January 15th - OKC Thunder vs. Chicago Bulls, 7PM Sunday, January 17th - OKC Thunder vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 6PM Tuesday, January 19th - OKC Thunder vs. Denver Nuggets, 8PM Friday, January 22nd - OKC Thunder vs. Los Angeles Clippers, 9PM Sunday, January 24th - OKC Thunder vs. Los Angeles Clippers, 3PM Monday, January 25th - OKC Thunder vs. Portland Trailblazers, 9PM Wednesday, January 27th - OKC Thunder vs. Phoenix Suns, 8PM Friday, January 29th - OKC Thunder vs. Brooklyn Nets, 7PM