June starts Friday and we hit the ground running! Here’s a snapshot of the week ahead to help you plan for you and yours!
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
- Directed by Lance Marsh
- May 31, June 1, 2, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 8pm
- Water Stage
- For ticket information on cost and purchase visit here.
In Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, two couples deal with love and all its complications – confusion, jealousy, and passion. Hermia loves Lysander and Helena loves Demetrius – but Demetrius is supposed to be marrying Hermia. When the Duke of Athens tries to enforce the marriage, the lovers take refuge in the woods and wander into a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies. In Shakespeare’s family-friendly comedy, anything is possible when young lovers – human and fairy royalty – and an amateur theater troupe reel through romance and spell craft in a moonlit Athenian forest.
Dancing in the Gardens featuring Bollywood
- Friday, June 1
- Dance Lessons, 7-8pm
- FREE Dance, 8-10pm
- Seasonal Plaza
- FREE, all ages welcome!
Dancing in the Gardens continues with Bollywood! Join us as we transform the Seasonal Plaza into an urban dance space. Beginning at 7 p.m. Instructors from the OU Indian Student Association will give a dance demonstration followed by a FREE lesson for all. At 8 p.m. DJ Lite BRiTE will crank up the tunes to get the dancing started. Drink and food specials from Pitchfork in the Park will be offered to highlight the night.
New this year: Henna designs and face painting by Kaleidoscope Arts will be available throughout the evening—price vary between $5-$10.
Tomato Titans: An Introduction to Growing Tomatoes
- Saturday, June 2, 10am-Noon
- 2nd Floor Conference Room and Garden Grounds
- Carla Grogg, Co-founder of Grogg’s Green Barn
- Member $10; Nonmember $15
- Register by Tuesday, May 29
- REGISTER ONLINE HERE
Nothing quite beats feasting on a juicy, ripe from-the-garden tomato that you’ve grown yourself. Join us for this introductory class to get you on your way to becoming a Tomato Titan. We’ll cover some of the fascinating history of the tomato and you’ll learn how to start tomato seeds and transplant their seedlings. Then we’ll get into the nitty gritty of caring for tomatoes as the weather heats up – insect and disease control, proper watering and fertilizing, and the importance of pinching. We’ll cover common problems and their solutions. Participants are welcome to bring photos of their tomatoes for questions and advice.
Arts Council of Oklahoma City’s Sunday Twilight Concerts Return!
- BAND: The Wise Guys
- Sunday, June 3, 7:30-9pm
- The Devon Lawn
The Arts Council of OKC’s 2018 Sunday Twilight Concert Series, presented by the Chickasaw Nation, will take place at Myriad Gardens Great Lawn Stage from 7:30 to 9 p.m. FREE. The Arts Council of Oklahoma City encourages attendees to bring blankets, chairs, and picnics; however pets, smoking and glass containers are prohibited.
Barre3 in the Gardens
- Monday, June 4, 7-8pm
- Great Lawn and Band Shell
- Bring yoga mat and water
- Recommended for adults, children welcome
Barre3 will have their second night in the Gardens for another FREE community outdoor fitness. Barre3 mixes athleticism, grace, and the latest innovations designed to balance the body. Other dates are July 9, August 6 and on September 10, from 7-8pm and October 1 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Little Saplings Series
- Every Other Tuesday
- June 5, 10 – 11am
- Little Sapling Series
- Children’s Garden (Terrace Room in inclement weather)
- Member $3; Nonmember $4
- Best for ages 2-5
- Register by Friday before
- REGISTER FOR JUNE 5
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.
- Sponsored by Stephenson Cancer Center and Tinker Federal Credit Union
- Giveaway Sponsor Athleta
- Late arrivals not accepted after 5:50 p.m.
- Check-In at South Lobby to pay and get wristband
- Member $5; Nonmember $10
- Must be 16 and older
This is a great, all-levels class led by Lisa Woodard from This Land Yoga. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. Class participants will meet in the south lobby for check-in each week. Drop in for a session or two, or enjoy the entire series.
Get the rest of June here.