Weekly Events Calendar, April 4-10, 2022

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Each week, Oklahoma Today staffers comb through their calendars to find a handful of great events happening across the state. Get out! See Oklahoma! And be sure to let us know what you find, either here or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @oklahomatoday.

Dreams Realized

“I am a pre-Columbian, post-modern, walking talking anachronism. A throwback to the future, the dream the old ones dreamed.” That quote from Twyla Baker, president of Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College, inspired this year’s Symposium of the American Indian at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. This five-day event showcases scholarly and cultural presentations with a focus on the future Indigineous scholars and leaders in the community. April 4-9. Admission, Free. offices.nsuok.edu

Get your fill and maybe even more at the Chocolate Decadence in Oklahoma City as this sweet event raises money for Automobile Alley. Photo by Greg Elwell

Get your fill and maybe even more at the Chocolate Decadence in Oklahoma City as this sweet event raises money for Automobile Alley. Photo by Greg Elwell

Melts in Your Mouth

Plates and napkins are standard equipment at Oklahoma City’s Chocolate Decadence, so please refrain from trying to hold a bunch of chocolate in your hands—it’ll make a mess. It’s a fairly dressy affair, which just makes it funnier when fellow chocoholics in evening dresses and snazzy suits emerge with mouths lightly smeared with local desserts. Free wine and champagne accompany the veritable onslaught of sweets, so make sure to plan for a ride home. April 7. Tickets, $75-$125. eventbrite.com

Come Hungry

Once a month, starting in April, the city of Ada presents East End Eats, a music and food festival that is only fun for that rare breed who enjoys listening to tunes and eating tasty treats. If you’re one of those unique individuals, you’ll want to make your way to Enid on the first Thursday of the month through October to enjoy food trucks, kids’ activities, and ear-pleasing sounds.
April 7. Admission, Free. facebook.com/EastEndEats

Keep your head down when you visit Chickasha's Montmartre Chalk Festival because the art's at your feet. Photo courtesy USAO

Keep your head down when you visit Chickasha's Montmartre Chalk Festival because the art's at your feet. Photo courtesy USAO

Fleeting Beauty

Hold tightly onto your beverages at the Montmartre Chalk Art Festival in Chickasha. Not that most artists would appreciate having their works doused with liquid, but chalk is a particularly ephemeral medium and with the sidewalks as canvas, the chances are high that a spilled soda could ruin a masterpiece. Admission to see the art is free, but for those with an artistic soul and a need to create, $10 rents a six-foot square of pavement. April 7. Admission, Free. usao.edu

Ham radios come in very large and very small sizes. Learn more about this hobbyists communication technique at the Green Country Hamfest in Claremore. Photo by Lawrie Richardson

Ham radios come in very large and very small sizes. Learn more about this hobbyists communication technique at the Green Country Hamfest in Claremore. Photo by Lawrie Richardson

Ham It Up

If Oklahoma billionaire Harold Hamm and Madmen star Jon Hamm started a pork-centric event in Tulsa, they would not be allowed to call it the Green Country Hamfest, because that name’s already taken by a group of dedicated amateur radio enthusiasts. Head to Claremore to meet with other fans of the ham radio or try out equipment there and learn the ropes. And while porcine meat isn’t the main point of the gathering, no one will get mad if you bring your own ham sandwich. April 8-9. Admission, $10. greencountryhamfest.org

Written By
Greg Elwell

Greg Elwell served as research editor and web editor of Oklahoma Today from 2018-2023. He also has worked for newspapers, medical research organizations, and government institutions.

Greg Elwell
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