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Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Beer, Burgers And A Walk In The Park

Allie Tabberer
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and its patron organization, the Understudies, host the second annual Broadway & Brew at the Myriad Botanical Gardens on Friday, May 2 from 7 to 11 p.m. 

Several local breweries and over ten restaurants present a variety of food and beer tastings. Participating breweries and restaurants include Coop Ale Works, the Anthem Brewing Company, Tapwerks, In the Raw and the Picasso Café.

DJ Ostara provides danceable music mixes throughout the evening, while Lyric performers offer patrons a sneak-peek of upcoming shows like Les Misérables, The Little Mermaid, Monty Python’s Spamalot, and A Little Night Music.

Tickets to last year’s Broadway & Brew sold out so don’t be shy about reserving your spot.

All proceeds from the party go to the Lyric Theatre to support its annual programming and Thelma Gaylord Academy.

The city of El Reno holds the Annual Fried Onion Burger Day Festival Saturday, May 3.

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A fried onion burger from Sid's in El Reno.

El Reno’s “Main Street Program” was established in 1988 to revitalize the city’s downtown area and define the community's greatest assets. At the organization’s first meeting, local business owners and citizens unanimously responded, “Fried onion hamburgers.”

With that, the burger day festival was born. Today the event hosts thousands of hungry visitors, many vying to witness and eat from a 750-pound fried onion burger.

The festival also includes several family activities like a father-son look-alike contest, carnival rides, a car show and continuous live entertainment headlined by Tecumseh’s Mike McClure Band.

The Fried Onion Burger Day Festival starts at 10 a.m. and admission is complimentary. Check out the festival’s website for a map of events taking place.

The Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma’s (PFO)  4th annual Walk in the Park for Parkinson's disease takes place Sunday, May 4. 

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The 1-mile fun run begins at the 2013 Walk in the Park.

Walk in the Park features a one mile walk or “fun run” and a 5k race sanctioned by the United States Association of Track and Field. The family-oriented event also includes bounce houses and face painting for children. 

Individuals or teams may register at the foundation’s website or on-site the day of the event. The foundation invites people of all ages and ability levels to participate. 


Opening ceremonies begin at 1 p.m. with running events scheduled for 2 p.m. The setting is Lake Hefner’s Stars and Stripes Park in northwest Oklahoma City.

Although registration requires no mandatory fee, PFO encourages participants to make voluntary contributions to help in the fight against Parkinson’s Disease which affects an estimated 15,000 men and women in Oklahoma.

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The Oklahoma Master Chorale finishes a performance of Brahm's Requiem with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.

The Oklahoma Master Chorale, under the direction of Conductor Emeritus Dr. Nettie Jean Williams, offers an “Afternoon With Amadeus” on Sunday, May 4. Organinst John Edwards accompanies the chorale. 

The program features Mozart’s six-part “Coronation Mass” with supplemental organ performances of “Church Sonata” in F Major, “Andante Canticle” in D Major and “Fantasie” for organ in D minor.

The complimentary public concert takes place at St. Joseph’s Old Cathedral on northwest 4th Street in downtown Oklahoma City.

For more ways to fill the 168 hours of your week, visit KGOU's calendar page.


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