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Record it

Vinyl is back in a big way, and Record Store Day celebrates indie stores devoted it. For live music and exclusive releases, check out local shops, including Size Records, 8915 N. Western Ave.; Vintage Stock, 7407 N. May Ave.; and Guestroom Records (with Sugar Free Allstars, pictured), 3701 N. Western Ave. and 125 E. Main St. in Norman or visit recordstoreday.com. 

Saturday

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Festival it

This year’s Festival of the Arts celebrates two things: art (duh) and our city’s birthday. Check out the unique, family-friendly event 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday through April 26 around downtown OKC from Walker Avenue east to Robinson Avenue and Reno Avenue north to Sheridan Avenue. Admission is free. Call 270-4848 or visit artscouncilokc.com.

Tuesday–Wednesday, ongoing

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Watch it

This year’s Academy Awards might be behind us, but movie fanatics seeking a look at the history of the Oscars by way of an acclaimed documentary are in luck. And the Oscar Goes to… features behind-the-scenes footage related to all things Hollywood, and you can see it at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday at AMC Quail Springs 24 with IMAX, 2501 W. Memorial Road, and Cinemark Tinseltown USA, 6001 N. Martin Luther King Ave. Tickets are $4.25- $12.50. Visit fathomevents. com.

Wednesday, April 16

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Bag it

The Survivor Tree is a symbol of strength to all of OKC. The towering, 100-year old American elm inside the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum witnessed the tragedy of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing in 1995 but, like we all did, persevered. Learn about the landmark at the Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series noon-1 p.m. Thursday at Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W. Reno Ave. Admission is free. Call 445-7080 or visit myriadgardens.org.

Thursday

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Laugh it

Being funny is hard enough, but it’s even more difficult to do it in 140 characters or less. Often dubbed “the funniest person on Twitter,” Rob Delaney is also quite hilarious in real life, too. See him perform 8 p.m. Wednesday at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing Blvd. Tickets are $18-$25. Visit ticketstorm.com.

Wednesday, April 16

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Downtown it

We’re getting old, you guys. OKC is about to turn 125, but we still know how to party (with birthday cake, obviously). Locals can attend an open house 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 200 N. Walker Ave., featuring history lessons, a Spokies bike history tour, tours of City Hall and, yes, birthday cake. Admission is free. Call 297-2578 or visit okc.gov. See our 125th Anniversary weekly series story on page 28. Also, check out our Spokies story on page 43.

Tuesday

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Slam it

If you’re a world champion poet, you’re good at what you do. If you’re a three-time world champion poet, you’re Buddy Wakefield, a revered slam poet from Shreveport, La. See Wakefield on his world tour, Riled Up and Wasted on Light, 8 p.m. Saturday at The Paramount OKC, 701 W. Sheridan Ave. Admission is free. Call 517-0787 or visit theparamountokc.com.

Saturday

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Latest News

Circuit Court hears case for Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban

Following Thursday’s 40-minute hearing in front of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Oklahoma will now wait for a ruling on whether its ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
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Sidewalks are some of earliest MAPS 3 projects to be complete

Sidewalks don’t grab the spotlight like convention centers and streetcars, but Mayor Mick Cornett called the planned addition of nearly 65 miles of new sidewalks across the city one of the most important parts of Metropolitan Area Projects, or MAPS 3.
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Five things to know about Thursday’s same-sex marriage hearing

A panel of three judges with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver will hear arguments Thursday in a case over Oklahoma’s same-sex marriage ban.
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MOB mentality

Shuffle over Baby Boomers and Generation Xers because OKC Beautiful is tapping a group of civic- and community-minded Millennials as volunteers through its Making Oklahoma City Beautiful (MOB) Young Professionals group. Membership is open to those 22 to 35 years old.
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Eminent development?

Oklahoma City is moving forward with eminent domain proceedings in order to acquire land for a proposed downtown convention center.
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Biker life

When Cassi Poor and her roommate go to the same event, it’s not uncommon for the two to race.
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Chicken Fried News

Kings of everything

Weird things happen at Kings of Leon concerts: birds poop on the band, Brad Pitt shows up to party. But what went down in Seattle late last month is pretty sickening.
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Yes. But then again, no.

Gov. Mary Fallin is in support of Common Core education standards and building a state health insurance exchange.
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Religious beliefs only go so far for Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby, the Oklahoma City-based craft store, believes it’s a violation of the company’s religious beliefs to pay for emergency contraception for its employees. But when it comes to making money off those same contraceptives, the retail chain doesn’t appear to be as convicted by its morals.
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Moore sends hate runnin’

Counter-protesters chased Westboro Baptist Church protesters away from Central Junior High in Moore on April 6, KOCO reported. As a result of the deadly May 20, 2013, tornado, Plaza Towers Elementary students attended Central until a new school could be built.
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Tea Partiers for T.W.

Can Tea Partier and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s endorsement help Republicans win empty senate seats? Former House Speaker T.W. Shannon (R-Lawton), sure hopes so. Shannon is looking to fill state Sen. Tom Coburn’s position when he retires at the end of this congressional session.
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