Parlor, OKC’s New Food and Drink Gallery, Opens

Parlor, Oklahoma City’s newest food and drink gallery, hosted a grand opening Sept. 6. Located on NE Sixth Street in Automobile Alley, Parlor features a unique selection of culinary purveyors offering everything from Guatemalan street food to Korean comfort dishes. The 13,000-square-foot space features seven kitchen concepts, two spacious bars, lounge areas and a rooftop patio.

Sizzlin’ Summer Series Helps Regional Food Bank

Emotive's Sizzlin' Summer Series partnered with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's Food for Kid's Programs. This includes the Backpack Program, Kid's Cafe, School Pantry Program, and Summer Feeding Program. Runners gather for the Sizzlin' Summer Series races to run and raise money through three 5K races during the summer.

OKC Zoo’s Animal Art Show Returns to Myriad Gardens

Art Gone Wild, the Oklahoma City Zoo's exclusive animal art show, returns to the Myriad Botanical Gardens. The exhibition ran through Sept. 16, and attendees could view and purchase pieces painted by the zoo's animals. The collection of wildlife art featured more than 200 original paintings by animals like Asian elephants, giraffes, tigers and more with … Continued

Gun Izakaya Opens Japanese Cuisine Restaurant in Paseo

Gun Izakaya, a new concept specializing in Japanese street food, opened in the Paseo District in July. From the team that brought Goro Ramen and Empire Slice House to Oklahoma City, Gun Izakaya is OKC’s newest spin on a Japanese Izakaya. Jeff Chanchaleune and Rachel Cope opened the restaurant to showcase Japanese cuisine.

Realtor Hosts Client Appreciation Fiesta

Amanda Kirkpatrick Lawler with Metro Mark Realtors hosted a Client Appreciation Fiesta in celebration of her fifth year working in real estate and obtaining her broker's license. Partners Kyle McCord of AMC Mortgage, Melissa Coon of Inspection Connection, Amanda Kirkpatrick-Lawler of Metro Mark Realtors, Jeremy Baldwin of Stockton Financial, Ryan Johnson of Norwalk Furniture and Matthew Shepherd … Continued

C.O.P.S. Oklahoma Honors Fallen Officers

Concerns of Police Survivors is an organization that rebuilds shattered lives of survivors and co-workers affected by line-of-duty deaths through partnerships with law enforcement and the community. C.O.P.S. Oklahoma honored fallen police officers and law enforcement at its 51st Annual Oklahoma Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Event May 10.

OKC Bellydancers Host Shimmy Mob to Raise Funds for YWCA

The Aalim Dance Academy, BellaFire, Deep Fried Sequins and Mystical Hips bellydance schools participated in the World Shimmy Mob, an international "flash mob" to raise awareness of domestic abuse. Participants from 183 cities globally performed the same choreography on World Bellydance Day May 11. The bellydancers raised funds for the YWCA Oklahoma City at Harkins Theater and Zorba's … Continued

OKC Dodgers’ Hosts Friday Night Hometown Heroes Presented by Boeing

The Oklahoma City Dodgers honored local military members and their families in May during the first Hometown Heroes presented by Boeing night of the season. Dodgers players and coaches wore camouflage jerseys during the game, and a Chair of Honor was dedicated as part of the Hussey Seating Company’s Prisoners of War, Missing in Action Chair of Honor Program. 

IIDA’s Around the World Fashion Show for Focus on Home

The International Interior Design Association's Oklahoma-Texas Chapter hosted the Around the World in Fashion show in April to raise funds for Focus on Home, which helps families in need with home furnishings and goods. Industry experts teamed up with manufacturers to create unique fashion designs out of materials like carpet, tile, lighting and more. 

Heritage Hall’s Heart of Gold Gala

The Heritage Hall Board of Trustees hosted its annual gala and auction at the OKC Golf and Country Club April 6. Chaired by Brian Bogert '95, Jenny Gray Ferguson '96 and Heather Verity Showalter ’95, Gala 2019: Heart of Gold recognized Heritage Hall’s teachers and noted the school’s golden anniversary. The school, founded in 1969, is observing its 50th year.