“I was a school administrator and teacher for 20 years so I’m picky and I loved everything about this class!”
— Bobbi Cummins
KIND Healthy Snacks Yoga Tuesdays
- Tuesdays in August, 5:45-6:45pm
- FREE for members, $10 non-members
- Ages 16 & Up
- Check for locations in the Gardens, weather depending
- Bring mat & water
This is a great, all-levels Vinyasa-style class led by Alexis Persico, who has a loyal following at the Gardens and This Land Yoga. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. Drop in for a session or two, or enjoy the entire series! Sponsored by KIND Healthy Snacks.
Chess Sundays in the Gardens
- Sundays in August, 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 9am-noon
- Meinders Garden Terrace
- All Ages
The Challengers Chess Club and Myriad Gardens present Chess Sundays at the Gardens in August beginning on August 2 and continuing through August 30. OKC’s Challengers Chess Club member, local chess champion, and chess expert, Joe Dean Veal, along with other Challenger chess club members will be hosting the chess games Sunday mornings in the Meinders Garden Terrace. Chess Sundays are free and open to players of all ages and skill levels and anyone is welcome to come play free recreational chess outdoors on the lawn and enjoy the scenery. Regular size chessboards will be set up on tables adjacent to the Garden’s Ice House and Park House restaurants.
barre3 Community Free Class
- Monday, August 3, 7pm
- Great Lawn and Band Shell
barre3 and the Gardens team up to present the final community class at the Gardens this summer from 7-8pm. The general public is encouraged to enjoy this free class, and barre3 also offers Gardens members a 15% discount on classes at its Oklahoma City metro locations. Bring mat and water bottle.
SONIC Summer Movie Nights continues
- Wednesdays, August 5, 12 & 19, 9pm
- Great Lawn
- Presented by SONIC, America’s Drive-In.
- Bring chairs or a blanket and enjoy the stars and show!
August 5: Finding Nemo Marlin (Albert Brooks), a clown fish, is overly cautious with his son, Nemo (Alexander Gould), who has a foreshortened fin. When Nemo swims too close to the surface to prove himself, he is caught by a diver, and horrified Marlin must set out to find him. A blue reef fish named Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) — who has a really short memory — joins Marlin and complicates the encounters with sharks, jellyfish, and a host of ocean dangers. Meanwhile, Nemo plots his escape from a dentist’s fish tank.
August 12: ET After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.
August 19: Guardians of the Galaxy Brash space adventurer Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) finds himself the quarry of relentless bounty hunters after he steals an orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain. To evade Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with four disparate misfits: gun-toting Rocket Raccoon, treelike-humanoid Groot, enigmatic Gamora, and vengeance-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when he discovers the orb’s true power and the cosmic threat it poses, Quill must rally his ragtag group to save the universe.
Painting in the Garden: Series with Wine and Palette
- Saturday, August 8, 11am-2pm
- Pavilion Lawn
- All Ages Welcome
- M $25; please call to 405-227-0230 to register and receive your discounted rate.
- NM $35; please register online at wineandpalette.com/Calendar.asp.
- Walk-ups welcome if not sold out
Wine and Palette instructors will show you how to create a 16 X 20” painting on canvas. One Saturday each month from April to October, Wine and Palette will be at the Gardens to assist you in creating a unique piece of art. Participants will be given instruction and shown the steps to create a unique and personal work of art.
Deep Roots Music Series presents Adam and Kizzie and Tony Foster, Jr. Band
- Saturday, August 15, 8-10pm
- Meinders Terrace
- M $20/NM $25
Tying together music and nature in a casual, outdoor listening room fashion, our Deep Roots Music Series highlights local and regional bands with a variety of “rootsy” genres.
On August 15, the OKC native and soulful American Idol participant, Tony Foster, Jr. will open for the talented music duo Adam and Kizzie. Adam and Kizzie call their brand of music “Eedo”. “It is a word of our own creation that signifies the freedom to operate outside the boundaries.” Presented with support from the Ad Astra Foundation.
Dancing in the Gardens- Country & Western featuring The Byron Berline Band
Presented by Gardner Tanenbaum Holdings
Sponsored by McGladrey
- Friday, August 21, 7-10pm
- Seasonal Plaza (by Ice House and Park House)
- All Ages Welcome
Put on your dancing shoes or boots and join us as we transform the Seasonal Plaza into an urban dance space. We’ll celebrate this traditional American style of dance- Country and Western. At 7pm, dance instructors Amy Casperson and Brian Franks with 360 Dance Studio will give a dance demonstration followed by free lessons. At 8pm, The Byron Berline Band will play their hits to get this foot stompin’ night of fun started. Ice House and Park House will offer specials to highlight the theme.
Plant Walk Series: Watering Tips for the Dog Days of Summer
- Saturday, August 22, 10–11am
- South Lobby
- (Suggested $5 Donation)
Summer heat wearing your plants out? Join Meaghan Rich, Myriad Gardens Horticulturist, to learn tips for keeping plants cool and less stressed even at summer’s peak. We’ll discuss watering methods, the best time of day to water, and sustainable options for conserving water. Special thanks to program collaborator, OKC Beautiful.
Astronomy Nights in the Garden
- Thursday, August 27, 8:30-10pm
- Great Lawn
Back by popular demand, members of the OKC Astronomy Club and their telescopes will be returning to the Gardens for summer nights filled with star gazing. Come check out the moon and planets and enjoy the beautiful summer night from our Great Lawn. Each night has been planned to line up with the new moon!
Outdoor Dinner Series: Farm-to-Table featuring Chefs Kamala Gamble and Barbara Mock of Guilford Gardens
- Friday, August 28, 7-9pm
- Meinders Terrace
- M $65/NM $75, (Avant Gardener $60)
- Cash bar; ages 21+ only
- Registration by August 21
Join us at the Meinders Terrace for an intimate dinner under the stars and in the gardens. Chefs Kamala Gamble and Barbara Mock will treat us to a farm-to-table dinner made with fresh, local ingredients from the OK urban farm, Guilford Gardens. Dinner will be accompanied by the gypsy-esque, Americana folk rock group, Honeylark that hails from OKC and was recognized as having one of 10 top albums of 2013 with Oklahoma ties.
OKC Comedy Presents Myq Kaplan with opening performances by Smack, Smack, Sniff Hosted by Spencer Hicks
- August 28, 8-10pm
- Hosted by Spencer Hicks
- Water Stage
- M $12/NM $15