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New & Now – 5 Things You Need to Know

OKC Phil, photo by Wendy Mutz

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Check out these new and unique family fun options in the metro:

  1. © The Kiarostami Foundation

    The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, in partnership with the Kiarostami Foundation, is showing the multimedia, retrospective collection of artworks by acclaimed Iranian filmmaker, photographer and visual artist Abbas Kiarostami. The exhibit, Kiarostami: Beyond the Frame, includes the artist’s children’s films, graphic design work, immersive large-scale photographs and installations of his 21st-century video art, making this marriage of art, creativity and technology especially relevant and exciting for youth visitors. Kids 17 and under always get in free to OKCMOA. The exhibit runs through April 9, 2023.

  2. Oklahoma City’s Parks & Recreation department is hosting their first musical production, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Nov. 17-20. The show’s main characters are six kids competing for the spelling bee championship of a lifetime. As each speller steps up to the microphone, they give glimpses into their lives at home.
  3. Kevin!!! If you love the movie Home Alone, you’ll want to kick off your holiday season with the score from the hit 1990 movie performed live by the OKC Philharmonic. Home Alone in Concert will be held Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. at Civic Center Music Hall.
  4. Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you have to miss your weekly trip to the farmers market! Edmond Farmers Market goes indoors starting in early November. Find more than 25 farmers and artisans selling fresh produce and unique items (perfect for holiday gifting!) at the MAC in Mitch Park located off Covell east of Santa Fe. The market is open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.
  5. photo by Jena Carlson

    OKC Ballet’s traditional version of the beloved The Nutcracker features all-new choreography this year. This holiday spectacular includes students from the OKC Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School, plus live music from the OKC Philharmonic and Canterbury Voices. NEW this season: a sensory-friendly performance with adjusted lighting and sound, relaxed theater rules and additional accommodations will be held Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. The Nutcracker shows at Civic Center Music Hall Dec. 10-18.

Find our Best of the Month lists, including the top 10 FREE events and best events for toddlers, teens and date night. Special thanks to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and Spontaneity Kid Care for their sponsorship of Best of the Month lists.

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