On the town: lots to do and see at the zoo


Lillie-Beth Brinkman

If you haven’t yet planned to attend ZooBrew, the Oklahoma City Zoo’s annual beer tasting event and sold-out Botanical Gardens Friday night, check out some of the other fun events besides the zoo. organizes in October.

The 38th edition of Haunt the Zoo for Halloween begins October 9 and continues Saturdays and Sundays through Halloween. And next week’s kickoff will be a special guest – a dinosaur expert and robot maker “Dino Don” to accompany the zoo’s Dino Safari, which ends at the end of the month.

“Dino” Don Lessem, CEO of DinoDon Inc., a leading manufacturer of robot animals, will share his expertise and passion for dinosaurs in two educational presentations at 11 am and 3 pm. Lessem is also a Jurassic Park advisor, explorer, and author. . Both sessions are free with Haunt the Zoo admission. His company’s animatronic dinosaurs are among those on display in Dino Safari.

For more information on Haunt the Zoo or tickets, visit okczoo.org/tickets.

I could have dance the night away!

Don’t miss the opening number for the new season of OKC Broadway – My beautiful lady will play at the Civic Center through Sunday. It’s a terrific and eye-catching production, from the talented music cast to sets and costumes.

All my favorites My beautiful lady the songs are in there – The rain in Spain, I could have dance the night away, Wouldn’t that be in love? and In the street where you live. After a loving Freddy (Sam Simahk) sang the last song to Eliza Doolittle (Shereen Ahmed), I would have chosen him to run away in the blink of an eye from Head Teacher Henry Higgins (Laird MacKintosh).

Without giving too much away, what is different in this cover of Lerner & Loewe’s production compared to the original is the end, and for me it was perfect.

For information or tickets, visit okcbroadway.com.

To note

The Plaza District will be holding its 22nd annual Plaza District Festival from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday in Oklahoma City, so head to NW 16th Street in Oklahoma City between Classen Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue for art, music, food, and shopping. . For more information, visit plazadistrict.org/plazafest.

“Take a stroll through time” and learn about the history of Southeast Oklahoma on the annual Doaksville Candlelight Tours this weekend. These 45-minute walking tours will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with the last tour at 10 p.m., through the streets of this once-important town near Fort Townson in Choctaw County. With the theme “Walk Through Time”, the tours will cover historical events in what is now a ghost town. Doaksville was the point of arrival of the Choctaw Trail of Tears and became the first capital of the Choctaw Nation in the mid-1830s. Confederate General Stand Watie visited on June 23, 1865. The tour costs $ 8 for the adults.

For more information on the event and to make reservations, call John Davis of the Oklahoma Historical Society at 580-873-2634 or email [email protected]

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