Even after a modest winter, Oklahoma City is itching to get out and about and begin enjoying the early spring-like temperatures and sun. This spring, you’ll be able to find an event that suits your interests as they are plentiful throughout Bricktown and OKC. Take a look at some our favorite events happening in the coming months and into April.
Momentum OKC – Friday, March 4 and Saturday March 5, The Plow, 29 E. Reno
Returning again this year, Momentum exhibits Oklahoma artists ages 30 and younger in a venue created specifically for them, helping them gain experience and meet new audiences. Attendees encounter film, performance, new media, installation, music and more.
Advancing the next generation of artists, the annual Momentum OKC exhibition exemplifies Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s encouragement for young emerging artists.
The tour will showcase new, popular and high-end properties in the downtown area including the Metropolitan, The Frank, The Haven, The Marion, The Montgomery and The Seiber.
Tours will be self-guided, beginning at 10 a.m. Shuttles will be running the tour route through its entirety, making stops at each property. The Evoke Sip Truck and Twist Pretzel food truck will also be there for guests on the tour to enjoy.
The Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship returns to Oklahoma City on March 4-7, 2016 for the fourth time in Big 12 history. The Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship features all 10 basketball teams in the Big 12 Conference competing for the right to be crowned tournament champion.
All-Session ticket prices are $110 and $85 available by visiting www.okcallsports.org, all Ticketmaster outlets and the Chesapeake Energy Arena Box Office.
Madea on the Run Starring Tyler Perry – March 13, 3pm and 7:30pm, Civic Center
Tyler Perry brings his latest Madea show on the road, “Madea on the Run.” The 1937 Art Deco designed building, the Civic Center Music Hall will play host to Tyler Perry’s hilarious stage play. Don’t miss “Madea on the Run” this spring.
Show times are 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Bricktown St. Patrick’s Day Block Party – March 17, Bricktown
On March 17, 2016, the free, family-friendly party will kick off at 2 p.m and wrap at midnight. The annual party started in 1990 as part of the opening celebration for O’Briens, which was one of the first dining/entertainment options in Bricktown. Now, turning 27 years old, the block party is featuring Oklahoma City-based talent to go alongside great OKC food trucks and local brew.
- 3 p.m. – Rocky Kanaga
- 4 p.m. – Empire Grey
- 5 p.m. – Denver Duncan
- 6 p.m. – Bowlsey
- 7 p.m. – Squad Live
- 9 p.m. – Josh Sallee
- 10 p.m. – My So Called Band
- Oklahoma Czech Delights
- Phill Me Up Cheesesteaks
- The Saucee Sicilian
The new Okie-brewed Collaboration for Legislation beer will be available at the festival in addition to other local craft beers and Irish beer.Proceeds of the CFL beer go to the Craft Brewers Association of Oklahoma to support its efforts to modernize Oklahoma’s craft beer laws.
NCAA Men’s Basketball 1st and 2nd Rounds
Returning for the first time since 2010, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship returns to Oklahoma City March 18 and 20, 2016. The Oklahoma City All-Sports Association and the Big 12 Conference will host the first- and second-round games at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
OKC Dodger Home Opener – April 15, 7:05pm, Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
The Dodgers are back for their 2nd season as the minor league affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The reigning Pacific League American Northern division champs are set to take the field against the Nashville Sounds for OKC’s home opener on Friday, April 15 at 7:05 at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Festival of the Arts – April 19-24, Bicentennial Park
Since 1967, the Festival of the Arts has been Oklahoma City’s rite of spring. The Festival is a community celebration of the visual arts, performing arts and culinary arts. The festival runs 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.