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Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Golf, Woodyfest, A Disney Play And Opera

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In the wake of Independence Day the family fun keeps rolling with golf and some on-stage delights.

Organizers at Oak Tree National Country Club and Golf Course in Edmond expect more than 120,000 spectators throughout the weekend for the U.S. Golf Association’s Senior Open.

The tournament features 156 professional and amateur competitors over the age of 50, including internationally renowned players like Vijay Singh, Fred Funk, Scott Verplank and Fred Couples. The tournament field will be narrowed to the 60 golfers with the lowest scores after the completion of round 2.

The first round teed off at 7:15 a.m. Thursday. The event’s remaining rounds begin at the same time each day through Sunday.

Several group and individual ticket options are available that include access to single rounds or full-weekend packages. All kids under the age of 17 get in free with a ticketed adult.

If you’d rather take in the action from the cool comfort of home, however, the U.S. Senior Open’s first two rounds air live on ESPN2 before NBC covers the event Saturday and Sunday.

The central Oklahoma music scene salutes a legend this week.

The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival celebrates the life and musical legacy of the ‘Dust Bowl Troubadour,’ one of America's greatest folk music artists. 

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The festival features music, children’s activities, poetry readings and songwriting competitions throughout Guthrie’s hometown of Okemah.

The ‘Woodyfest’ lineup includes more than 30 performing artists. Joel Rafael, John Fullbright and Guthrie’s own son Arlo headline the 16th annual festival.

Daytime main stage concerts take place at the Crystal Theater and other locations in downtown Okemah, while evening performances take place on the Pastures of Plenty outdoor stage.

The festival begins Thursday, July 10 at 11 a.m. and continues with live music day and night through Saturday, July 12. Woodyfest concludes Sunday, July 13 with a concert raising funds to battle Huntington’s disease, which took Woody Guthrie’s life in 1967.

The ‘Hoot for Huntington’s’ takes place at noon on the Crystal Theatre Stage, featuring a random assortment of festival performers who sign up throughout the weekend.

A full schedule of artists, locations and events is available at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival’s website.

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Escape the heat this weekend by traveling “under the sea” at the Civic Center Music Hall in downtown Oklahoma City. 

The Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma continues its Broadway style production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Performances take place in the Thelma Gaylord Performing Arts Theatre on Thursday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. and at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12 along with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.

Also, Cimarron Opera presents its Summer Operetta The Gondoliers by Gilbert and Sullivan.

Shows take place from July 11 through July 13 in Norman’s Nancy O’Brian Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday accompanied by 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday.

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


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