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Top Family Events in the Oklahoma City Metro
July 17-20, 2014

MetroFamily's Weekend Picks is your go-to source for weekend family fun. Whether you live in OKC, Edmond, Moore, Norman or nearby, we'll help you find the best weekend activities for your family. Be sure to fill out the form at the end of the page to receive Weekend Picks by email every Thursday! 

Our Top 10 Weekend Picks

This weeks Facebook Fan PickFREE Family Day at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (555 Elm, Norman) features hands-on art activities & more for the entire family. Sunday, July 20, 1-4pm. 325-4938, www.ou.edu/fjjma.

  • Jack & Jill: What Happened at the Top of the Hill at Oklahoma Children’s Theatre (2501 N Blackwelder, OKC) features a twist on the classic children’s tale. $10 adults, $7 ages 2-12, under 2 FREE. Wednesday-Friday, 10am & noon; Saturday-Sunday, 2pm. 951-0011, www.oklahomachildrenstheatre.org.
     
  • Girls Night: The Musical at OCCC Visual & Performing Arts Center Theater (7777 S May, OKC) is a comedy about five girlfriends on a wild night out featuring famous female empowerment hits. For mature audiences. $35-$45. Friday, 8pm. 682-7579, www.occc.edu/tickets
     
  • FREE Premiere on Film Row on Film Row on Sheridan between Dewey and Shartel features film screenings, live music, art exhibitions and food trucks. Friday, 6-9pm. 235-3500, www.facebook.com/FilmRowOKC
     
  • Dive-In Movies Catching Fire at White Water Bay (3908 W Reno, OKC) features outdoor movies in the water park. FREE with park admission. Friday, movie at dusk. 943-9687, www.whitewaterbay.com
     
  • OKC Wolf Pack Men’s Roller Derby vs. Cowtown Butchers at the Cox Convention Center. $15 adults, children FREE with paid adult. Saturday, Women’s bout, 6pm; Men’s bout, 7pm. www.okcwolfpack.com.
     
  • Geekapalooza at Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma (6100 N Robinson, OKC) features scientific discovery through First LEGO League, hands-on science experiments and activities, robots and more. Prizes for costume contest. Includes lunch and Girl Scout fun patch. Preregister. $5/person. Saturday, 9am-2:30pm. 528-4475, www.gswestok.org/geekapalooza
     
  • Bowling for Rhinos at Heritage Lanes (11917 N Pennsylvania, OKC) supports rhino conservation in Asia and Africa with a family-friendly bowling event including shoe rental, three games of bowling, dinner, door prize opportunities and a t-shirt. $25/bowler. Saturday, 7pm. www.okczoo.com
     
  • Celebrate Rupert’s 1-month Birthday at the OKC Zoo (2000 Remington, OKC). Celebrate the birth of the Zoo’s newest rhinoceros with party favors for the first 300 children to enter the turnstiles on Saturday & Sunday as well as Keeper Connections at 11:30am hosted at Rupert’s habitat. FREE with zoo admission. Saturday, 8am-8pm; Sunday, 8am-5pm. 424-3344, www.okczoo.com
     
  • Youth Triathlon Series at the Mitch Park YMCA (2901 Marilyn Williams, Edmond) for ages 15 & under offers competitive events featuring swimming, biking & running. $35-$40 members, $50 nonmembers. Saturday, 7am. 297-7770, www.ymcaokc.org.
     
Find dozens of great family events in our searchable online calendar.

5 Events Not to Miss Next Week:

  • FREE Train Talk with Oklahoma Railway Museum at the Southwest OKC Library (2201 SW 134) features a talk about the history of trains in Oklahoma & fun train facts with Larry Loomis from the Oklahoma Railway Museum. Preregister. Friday, July 25, 2pm. www.pls.lib.ok.us
     
  • Dive-In Movies Iron Man 3 at White Water Bay (3908 W Reno, OKC) features outdoor movies in the water park. FREE with park admission. Friday, July 25, movie at dusk. 943-9687, www.whitewaterbay.com
     
  • FREE Family Movie Series Karate Kid at the Boathouse District (725 S Lincoln, OKC). Concessions available. Friday, July 25, Movie at dusk. 552-4040, www.boathousedistrict.org
     
  • Celebrating the National Day of the American Cowboy at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd, OKC) features the introduction of Miss Rodeo Oklahoma contestants & announcement of the queen & court as well as added activities. Saturday, July 26, 10am-3pm. 478-2250, www.nationalcowboymuseum.org
     
  • FREE Internet Cat Video Festival at the Myriad Gardens screens a 75-minute romp through the Internet’s finest cat video offerings. Pre-screening festivities include food trucks, live music, Coop Ale Works, cat themed shopping, painting activities provided by Pinot’s Palette, ice cream & face painting. Saturday, July 26, Pre-show, 7pm; Movie, 9pm. 445-7080, www.myriadgardens.org

 

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