SONIC Summer Movies 2018 Line-up Announced

SONIC Summer Movies 2018 Line-up Announced

SONIC Summer Movie Nights to Return June 20! 

Wednesdays at 9pm | #SONICSummerMovies

Presented by SONIC, America’s Drive-In! Join us each Wednesday on the Great Lawn for movies, activities, food and lots of fun. Thanks to SONIC, these movies are completely FREE. Come early to get a great seat. Bring a picnic or enjoy a sandwich or ice cream from Pitchfork in the Park. Blankets on one side, chairs on the other. Visit back to our website or social media each week for a list of activities of the week! 

Despicable Me 3

Spanish subtitles included

  • Wednesday, June 20, 9pm

After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother-a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin’s despicable footsteps-one former super-villain will rediscover just how good it feels to be bad. (2017)

Little Giants

  • Wednesday, June 27, 9pm

Ever since childhood, nerdy Danny O’Shea (Rick Moranis) has felt inferior to his brother, Kevin (Ed O’Neill), a former college football star. Danny runs a gas station, while Kevin coaches the local youth football team. When Kevin’s team rejects Danny’s daughter, Becky (Shawna Waldron), because she’s a girl, Becky convinces her dad to start a rival team, though the city can support only one. To prove himself against his brother, Danny begins coaching his team of misfits for a playoff game. (1994)

NO MOVIE ON JULY 4

Paddington 2

  • July 11

Settled in with the Brown family, Paddington the bear is a popular member of the community who spreads joy and marmalade wherever he goes. One fine day, he spots a pop-up book in an antique shop — the perfect present for his beloved aunt’s 100th birthday. When a thief steals the prized book, Paddington embarks on an epic quest to unmask the culprit before Aunt Lucy’s big celebration.(2018)

Space Jam

  • Wednesday, July 18, 9pm

Swackhammer (Danny DeVito), an evil alien theme park owner, needs a new attraction at Moron Mountain. When his gang, the Nerdlucks, heads to Earth to kidnap Bugs Bunny (Billy West) and the Looney Tunes, Bugs challenges them to a basketball game to determine their fate. The aliens agree, but they steal the powers of NBA basketball players, including Larry Bird (Larry Bird) and Charles Barkley (Charles Barkley) — so Bugs gets some help from superstar Michael Jordan (Michael Jordan). (1996)

 

The Muppet Movie

Wednesday, July 25, 9pm

After Kermit the Frog decides to pursue a movie career, he starts his cross-country trip from Florida to California. Along the way, he meets and befriends Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and rock musicians Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. When Kermit is offered a job by Doc Hopper (Charles Durning) to advertise the fried frog legs at his restaurant chain, Kermit turns Hopper down. However, Hopper refuses to relent and pursues Kermit and his companions to a final showdown. (1979)


Oklahoma! Sing-A-Long

Closed caption titles and sing-a-long included! 

  • Wednesday, August 1, 9pm

There’s a box social coming up, and Curly (Gordon MacRae) asks Laurey (Shirley Jones) if she’ll be his date. Trouble is, Laurey thinks he’s waited too long, and in a fit of pique accepts an offer from the boorish Jud (Rod Steiger) instead. Meanwhile, Laurey’s friend Ado Annie (Gloria Grahame) is also torn between two men: a cowboy named Will (Gene Nelson) and a foreign peddler, Ali Hakim (Eddie Albert). Both women struggle to know their own hearts before it’s too late.(1955)

May in the Myriad Gardens

May in the Myriad Gardens

May in the Gardens is going to be SO FUN! We’ve got Dancing in the Gardens, OKC Garden Fest, Full Moon Bike Rides & Runs and barre3 workouts BACK. We’ve got great classes for kids and adults. Two major events include the 4th annual Splendor in the Gardens and the Irrigation and Water Conservation Workshop. Please join us! Something for everyone. 

MAJOR EVENTS

Dancing in the Gardens

  • Friday, May 4 featuring Salsa!
  • Dance Lessons, 7-8pm
  • FREE Dance, 8-10pm
  • Seasonal Plaza
  • FREE, all ages welcome!

Dancing in the Gardens returns Friday, May 4, as one of the city’s favorite ways to spend an out-of-the box Friday night. On opening night, instructors from Clips n Hips will start the evening with a Salsa dance lesson at 7 p.m., followed by free dance lessons for all. At 8 p.m., D.J. Red Handed will spin Salsa tunes to really get the party started. Pitchfork in the Park will feature food and drink specials and a new addition to the festivities this year will be additional bars and booths inside the Park House Event Center and Pilar Designs outside for face painting. Park House events close at 10 p.m. but the dance party lasts until 11 p.m.  Other dances are June 1 – Bollywood; July 6 – Hip Hop; and August 3 – Country Western.

OKC Garden Fest

  • Saturday, May 5, 9am-4pm
  • Southwest Corner of the Gardens off Hudson
  • 30+ Made in Oklahoma vendors. Get the list at myriadgardens.org
  • FREE

Myriad Gardens will again be the location OKC Garden Fest. The fourth annual event will be held Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival will feature herbs, perennials, roses, produce, pottery, jewelry, wineries, food products and food trucks. Activities for children will also be offered and there is no charge for attending. This year will again feature an area with information for those wanting to start a butterfly garden or Monarch Waystation, an intentionally-managed garden that offers food and habitat for the Monarch butterfly population. Several vendors will offer milkweed for Monarchs along with other pollinator friendly plants.

Irrigation and Water Conservation Workshop

  • Saturday, May 5, 10am-Noon
  • 2nd floor Conference Room and Garden Grounds
  • Members $8; Nonmembers $12
  • Register by Tuesday, May 1
  • REGISTER HERE

Expand your Oklahoma plant knowledge and get inspiration for your garden with our educational walking tours.  Each month will feature different plants from our outdoor collection that make great choices for our region – from spring color to drought tolerant and more.  Self –guided plant tour handouts are also available in our South Lobby.

10-11AM: Dr. Lou Anella, professor and Director of The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University, will present an overview of landscape irrigation; what it is, why it’s helpful and some best practices. He’ll then discuss a revolutionary irrigation system installed at the OSU Botanic Garden, with tips for bringing the same ideas into your home garden. Finally, you’ll get hands on experience setting up a drip system together.

11AM-NOON: Robert Reaves, Water Conservation Coordinator with the City of Oklahoma City Utilities, will provide a hands-on, practical experience as he shows each of the components in an irrigation system, explaining how they work and how to make basic repairs to any system. He’ll also cover a few DIY options for saving money.

Splendor in the Gardens

  • Thursday, May 17, 6-9pmGreat Lawn
  • Individual tickets are $150
  • Purchase tickets online here or contact Susan Grossman at sgrossman@myriadgardens.org

The magical farm-to-table gala dinner known as Splendor in the Gardens returns for its fourth rendition on Thursday, May 17. Co-chaired by Chris Fleming and Kathy L. Williams, the biannual gala takes place on the Great Lawn of Myriad Botanical Gardens. Limited to 400 guests, the evening begins with a reception at the Park House Event Center. As the sun sets against the backdrop of the downtown Oklahoma City skyline, guests stroll through the Gardens to the Great Lawn where they will dine al fresco on a feast inspired by the south of France. Prepared and served by a variety of metro area chefs including Alain Buthion of La Baguette, Kamala Gamble and Barbara Mock with Kam’s Kookery, and bread baked by Esca Vitae in Midtown, the menu will feature the fresh foods and herbs of Provence. Wines will be provided by Joullian Vineyards & Winery.

Full Moon Bike Ride and Run sponsored by Stephenson Cancer Center

  • Tuesday, May 29, 8pm run; 8:30pm ride
  • Meet at the Band Shell by the Great Lawn
  • $5 per person to participate
  • Fill out your liability waiver in advance here

Runners and cyclists, take your mark! It’s time to for the Myriad Gardens’ much-loved annual Full Moon Bike and Run. Join other runners in a 5K, led by OK Runner, through the scenic downtown area as the sun sets. Those who pay $5 will be entered in a drawing to win prizes. Bring your bike and meet up for a leisurely one-hour ride. Downtown-area routes are specifically planned by Schlegel Bicycles. Don’t have a bike? Use Spokies Bike Share or Ride OKC! Ride OKC will have their trailer onsite for people of all ages to rent bikes. Lights and helmet are required to participate. Those who pay $5 will be entered in a drawing for prizes from Schlegel Bicycles. Schlegel Bicycles and Ride OKC will be onsite one hour prior to the ride for quick bike maintenance and learn how to bike lessons near the Sheridan Bus Loop. OK Runner, Schlegel Bicycles, and Ride OKC will lead ride and run safety workshops 15 minutes prior to the event start time.

Other rides are: Thursday, June 21 on Summer Solstice; Thursday, July 26; Monday, August 27 and Monday, September 24, 7pm run; 7:30pm ride.

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Reading Wednesdays

  • Wednesdays, May 2, 9, 16, and 23, 10-11am
  • Crystal Bridge South Lobby
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

Bring your youngster for story time each Wednesday at 10 a.m. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We’ll begin with an interactive song and children will enjoy creating a small craft after the story. For groups of 10 or more, please call Kodi Clifford at (405) 835-6789.

Painting in the Gardens: Folky Frida

  • Saturday, May 5, 11am-1pm
  • Water Stage
  • Member: $30 register (405) 227-0230
  • Nonmember: $35 register online at www.wineandpalette.com

Join Wine and Palette in celebrating Cinco de Mayo painting in the Gardens our homage to Frida Kahlo during the OKC Garden Festival at Myriad Botanical Gardens (16×20 wrapped canvas).

 Little Sapling Series

  • Every Other Tuesday, May 8, 22, 10 – 11am
  • Children’s Garden (South Lobby Reading Nook in inclement weather)
  • Members $3; Nonmembers $4
  • Best for ages 2-5
  • REGISTER HERE

Join us in the Children’s Garden for an hour of songs, games, and interactive nature fun. Toddlers (and parents!) will get to learn about the exciting world of gardens in an engaging and educational way. Experience activities such as making mud pies, watching caterpillars grow, making bird seed ornaments, or potting up seeds. Every Little Saplings event will include a sensory bin, a song, and a game.

Pattern Hunter

  • Saturday, May 12, 9:30-10:30am
  • 2nd Floor Conference Room and Children’s Garden Porch
  • Member $4; Nonmember $6
  • Best for ages 6 to 10
  • Register by Tuesday, May 8
  • REGISTER HERE

Kids will be detectives and artists in this on-the-go class, where they will discover how complex and beautiful nature is. The activity begins with a scavenger hunt to find natural and man-made patterns in the garden, gathering materials and drawing some of the findings. Kids will then play a pattern game and read a few great books.

Sprouting Chefs: Strawberries Galore

  • Saturday, May 19, 2-3pm
  • 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • Member $8; Nonmember $10
  • Best for ages 7 to 11
  • Register by Tuesday, May 15
  • REGISTER HERE

May in Oklahoma is peak strawberry season and they’re bursting with flavor at the Myriad Gardens for this tasty event. Participants will learn about the strawberry plant and then have a rare opportunity to play with their food. Kids will learn strawberry prep techniques and how easy it is to make a healthy and mouth-watering spring treat. The class will conclude with a strawberry feast as participants devour their creations.

Ingredients for this class are generously donated by Whole Foods Market.

Family Prairie Exploration

  • Friday, May 25, 2-3pm
  • 2nd Floor Conference Room and Prairie Garden
  • Member $4; Nonmember $5
  • Best for ages 7 to 11
  • Register by Tuesday, May 22 
  • REGISTER HERE

Explore Oklahoma’s native prairie landscape in the heart of downtown. The class will start with a learning session about the parts of a flower and a craft, then kids will discover the rare and wonderful plants that live in the prairie. The class will end with a scavenger hunt in the Myriad Gardens’ own Prairie Garden, finding the beautiful flowers and grasses the kids learned about earlier.

Flights of Fancy: Fairy Houses

  • Saturday, May 26, 11am-noon
  • Member $5; Nonmember $6
  • Best for ages 5 to 9
  • Abigail Curry, Children’s Garden Manager
  • Register by Tuesday, May 22
  • REGISTER HERE

Fairy gardens are full of magic and all are invited to believe at Flights of Fancy. The event will begin with a fanciful fairy story, then fairy seekers will head to the Children’s Garden to gather supplies to make fairy houses. Kids will love building their houses to attract mystical and illusive fairies.

Reading Wednesday with the Downtown Library

  • Wednesday, May 30, 10-11am
  • Crystal Bridge South Lobby
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

On the last Wednesday of every month, we’re excited to welcome the Downtown Library to Reading Wednesdays! Library staff will be on-site to do normal reading and craft as well as a fun, additional activity.

Family Workshop: Dino Terrariums

  • Thursday, May 31, 2-3pm
  • 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • Member $9; Nonmember $11
  • Best for ages 6 to 10
  • Register by Friday, May 25 
  • REGISTER HERE

Travel back to prehistoric days of dinosaurs by creating your own mini dino garden. Kids will learn how to care for a terrarium, what the plants need to survive and what our tiny dinosaurs need. Each child will get to create a small terrarium to take home with their own dinosaur model and plant to take care of.

ADULTS

Yoga in the Gardens

  • Sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union
  • Instructed by Lisa Woodard from This Land Yoga
  • Tuesdays, 5:45pm
  • Late arrivals not accepted after 5:50pm
  • Outdoors or Terrace Room
  • Members $5; Nonmembers $10
  • Must be 16 and older

This is an all-levels class led by Lisa Woodard from This Land Yoga. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. Meet in the south lobby for check-in each week. Drop in for a session or two or enjoy the entire series.

Barre3 in the Gardens

  • Monday, May 7, 7-8pm
  • Great Lawn and Band Shell
  • Bring yoga mat and water
  • Recommended for adults, children welcome
  • FREE

Barre3 returns to the Gardens for another season of FREE community outdoor fitness. Barre3 mixes athleticism, grace, and the latest innovations designed to balance the body. Other dates are June 4, July 9, August 6 and on September 10, from 7-8pm and October 1 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Myriad Kitchen: An Intro to Healthy Cooking

  • Saturday, May 12, noon-2pm
  • 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • Member $20; Nonmember $27
  • Kamala Gamble and Barbara Mock,
  • Chefs, Guilford Gardens and Kam’s Kookery
  • Register by Tuesday, May 8
  • REGISTER HERE

Treat yourself to a delicious lunch that will taste so good you’ll have trouble believing it’s healthy. The program includes an overview of eating well and using in-season fresh fruits and vegetables, adding flavor with fresh and dried herbs and best methods for healthy cooking.

Beats and Balance FREE Yoga Class

  • Sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union
  • Tuesday, May 15, 5:45 –6:45pm
  • Great Lawn and Band Shell
  • Must be 16 and older

Yoga with a twist! Join us for an all-levels class led by Lisa Woodard from This Land Yoga with a rocking soundtrack provided by DJ Brian from Mutt Radio. This event will be fun and high energy so bring your yoga mat, water, and friends. Participation is FREE!!

Growing Marvelous Melons

  • Saturday, May 19, 10am-noon
  • 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • Member $10; Nonmember $12
  • Micah Anderson, Langston University Extension
  • Register by Tuesday, May 15
  • REGISTER HERE

Few things kick off the dog days of summer like watermelon and Oklahoma is a great place to grow them. Join Micah Anderson as he teaches you the ins-and-outs of growing various melons, with a focus on watermelons and cantaloupes. Micah will cover the botany and history of the plants, the types of each and will demonstrate planting as he discusses how to care for them, including how to make sure your flowers get pollinated. Each participant will head home with unique seeds to sow in their garden.

Gardens Walking Tour

  • Saturday, May 26, 10-11am
  • South Lobby and Garden Grounds
  • FREE
  • Walkups Welcome
  • Every last Saturday of the month

Expand your knowledge of Oklahoma plants and find inspiration for your own garden with our educational walking tours. Each month will feature different plants from our outdoor collection that make great choices for our region – from spring color to drought tolerant choices and more. Self-guided plant tour handouts are available in our South Lobby.