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Topic: birthday

Pachyderm party

The city’s most popular baby celebrates her first birthday.


Marianne Bacharach
First Birthday Bash
1-3 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Zoo
2101 N.E. 50th
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Gander at Guthrie

The making of 'Woody at 100.'

With all the Woody Guthrie coverage in today’s Gazette to commemorate the Okie folkie’s centennial, you may wish to take a peek at the mini-documentary The Making of Woody at 100.

It details Smithsonian Folkways’ efforts at compiling the new, three-disc box set, Woody at 100, which:
• came out yesterday;
• features 57 songs in total, 21 of them previously unreleased performances and six never-before-heard; and
• includes a 154-page book with essays and art galore.

Take a gander at the label’s restoration process and behind-the-scenes work:

Hey! Read This:
Know your Woody!  
Woody Guthrie's legacy  

by Rod Lott 07.11.2012 2 years ago
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Know your Woody!

Don't worry: This isn't for a grade.


Rod Lott
As Okemah celebrates the 100th birthday of favorite son Woody Guthrie today through Sunday with its annual free folk festival, we offer a primer on the man and his music. These facts are your facts.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Dead alive

And you need not take a road trip or forego showering.

Attention, Grateful Dead fans! Yes, you, with the VW van and the closet full of bootleg tapes!

Just a few hours from now — 7 p.m. to be exact — Jerry Garcia’s would-be 70th birthday will be recognized at two local theaters with a rare screening of the 1977 concert film The Grateful Dead Movie. This one-night-only event will be shown at Cinemark Tinseltown, 6001 N. Martin Luther King, and the Hollywood Spotlight 14, 1100 N. Interstate Drive in Norman.

Being a presentation of Fathom Events, there’s more to it than just the flick of the classic rock band at work. Bob Weir and other surprise guests join for a “special birthday commemoration” for Garcia, who died in 1995.

For more information, visit —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 08.01.2012 2 years ago
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Tunes by 10

To celebrate a decade of bringing indie and alternative acts to Norman, Opolis has assembled quite a lineup for a free, two-day show.


Joshua Boydston
Opolis X
6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday
113 N. Crawford, Norman
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Art it

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Happy birthday, Istvan Gallery! To celebrate turning 6, the venue at 1218 N. Western hosts an exhibition including the art of local glass masters Rick and Tracey Bewley. It opens with a free reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, and continues through Jan. 27, 2013. Admission is free. Call 831-2874 or visit

Friday-Sunday, ongoing

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Celebrate it

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

It’s a happy 25th birthday for the Myriad Botanical Gardens, yet the gift is all yours: From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, enjoy free admission to its Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, 301 W. Reno! This offer is good on the 25th for every month this year through November, but why wait? Act now! Call 297-3995 or visit


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Blue it

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Happy 10th birthday, Blue Seven! To celebrate, the locally owned boutique at 7518 N. May is throwing itself a party, and you’re invited! Outside, that means a dog-adoption event; inside, a trunk show, a photo booth and — yum — egg rolls, cupcakes and milk. Be there from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Call 463-0604 or visit


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

House party

Oklahoma Christian radio station The House FM celebrates 20 years on the air.


Rachael Cervenka
In 1992, tax accountant Doyle Brewer was inspired to bring Christian radio to northern Oklahoma. He didn’t have a clue what he was doing, but he felt called to this mission. Despite modest beginnings, his vision transformed into something much bigger than he ever dreamed.
Friday, March 29, 2013