DeadCenter Film Festival is Oklahoma’s largest film festival and one of the “Top 20 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” and “Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” according to MovieMaker Magazine. In its 17th year in 2017, deadCenter Film Festival featured 115 different films over 4 days, and had over 25,000 attendees, “deadCenter” refers to the geographic location of the festival – in OKC – the “dead center” of the United States. When you come out to this event It’s a great chance to see exciting new short films, insightful documentaries, hilarious comedies, scary monster movies, and the best independent films from around the world and all over Oklahoma. Plus, you might just see a movie star or two. This festival happens every June and is a year round educational program and screenings throughout the year in partnerships with museums and various arts organizations. this festival is run by working filmmakers, deadCenter is designed to cater to the needs and wants of all types of filmmakers, from first time student short directors to established veterans like Spike Jonze, who opened our festival in 2010, or Nick Cassavetes, who served as judge for our 2011 festival. this event will happen on June 8th through the 11th 2017, and its free to the public.
Ticket price: $25 in advance and $35 at the gate
Come out and enjoy an exciting concert on 4th of July at the Polo Field on post and watch Maren Morris (who has won New Female Vocalist of the Year and was nominated for 6 Academy of Country Music Awards. Also there will be two other singers Aaron Watson and Chris Bullard). Tickets go on sale on May 8th, and the concert is open to the public! Gates will open at 5:30 pm and the concert will start at 6:30 pm, and the concert will be followed by a fireworks show.
On Saturday April 15th, the Town Hall in Slick, Oklahoma will be hosting an easter egg hunt for those of any age, bring out the family and enjoy an extra special egg hunt. Each year hundreds of eggs are hidden about the area for the kids to find. The egg hunt will start at 11am sharp so arrive early so you can be prepared. The weather for Saturday’s event will be cloudy and have a high of 79 so dress weather appropriately.
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MWR presents a FREE concert with pop band, forever in your mind, Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, at the Fort Sill Polo Field. Gates open at 1 p.m and the concert starts at 2: 45 p.m. Former American Idol contestant Tristan McIntosh will also be there. This event is open to all DoD cardholders/guests in celebration of military child month. Activities will be available before the concert begins. Parental supervision is highly encouraged. Children under 13 years-old must have a parent or guardian. Come out and help celebrate a moth for military children!
This week on Thursday April 13, 2017 was a stunt competition for cheer in Chandler. That has been cancelled. There will not be a replacement game! The next competition is State. We do not know what time or where it will be at or who they will play against. The bracket has been made and will be sent out sometime this week or then following week. The girls have now one full week until state to have and make everything look good , sharp, and clean ,and be ready for state. Good luck ladies!
On 20 May, 2017, the Armed Forces Day Music Festival and Red Dirt BBQ will take place in Elmer Thomas park in Lawton Oklahoma from 11 a.m – 10 p.m. The day will consist of free live music, great food, and free fun for all ages! Bands will play non stop throughout the whole day. Also throughout the day, there will be many fun activities for children and adults. Tom Smith, Kevin Clark, Josh Paris, and John Klump from the discovery channel tv show, Misfits Garage, will be there to meet and greet with everyone. The Marty McFly impersonator, Tyler Dunivan, will make an appearance too. He will stay in character all day unless you ask him otherwise! An almost exact replica of the Delorean will also be in the park that day. As for the food side of this event, Elgin Pilot Lodge #367 will host a BBQ competition. The cost for 4 or 5 ribs and a side is 10 dollars. You may vote for your favorite! Now for all the car lovers out there, you’re in luck, the 4th annual car show will be held in the park also. This event is free; but if you wish to enter in this competition, the fee is 25 dollars. Also along the lines of vehicles, Fort Sill will have a collection of military vehicles out that day. Everyone is welcome to sit in them and take pictures! Now as for the fun activities; there will be a 200 foot zip line, bounce houses, and many vendors (to include food vendors). This exciting event brings in a couple thousand people a year and everyone seems to love it. But lets not forget what this day is really about; honoring those who serve and protect our country daily!
Come out and watch the top collegiate cowboys and cowgirls from across the region compete in traditional rodeo events at this year’s SWOSU Rodeo in Weatherford. There are contestants from all over Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri who will compete for top prizes in this action-packed rodeo. Make your way to the SWOSU Rodeo for exciting arena competition that will include bareback riding, calf roping, breakaway roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing and bull riding. The top 10 in each event will return for the championship round Saturday night. The SWOSU Rodeo draws over 600 cowboys and cowgirls that compete for a wide range of prizes that include money, buckles, saddles and an opportunity to qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo.The event is produced by the Beutler & Son Rodeo Company and takes place at the B.O.P. Ram Rodeo Grounds at Don Mitchell Arena, which is the Southwestern team’s primary practice site. It will be held on the 6th through the 8th of April 2017 located at Don Mitchell Rodeo Arena Weatherford, OK 73096.