Weekly Events Calendar, January 3-9, 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.

In Oklahoma City, the Paseo Arts District's First Friday Art Walk is a wonderful way to see works from up-and-coming local artists. Photo courtesy Paseo Arts Association

In Oklahoma City, the Paseo Arts District's First Friday Art Walk is a wonderful way to see works from up-and-coming local artists. Photo courtesy Paseo Arts Association

Walk This Way

The problem with most museums is they like to close at night, depriving many of us the opportunity to enrich our lives with art. Which is one of many reasons art lovers will want to visit the Paseo First Friday Art Walk in Oklahoma City. With more than eighty artists represented and plenty of galleries, shops, and restaurants nearby, it’s an extremely fun and free way to kick off the New Year. January 7. Admission, Free. thepaseo.org

The Bald and the Beautiful

Let your spirit, or other forms of transportation, carry you to Arcadia Lake for the Annual Eagle Watch. As the name might have let on, this event takes place once a year as park officials welcome in visitors to put their peepers on some raptors. Head to the Arcadia Lake Park Office to get info on where you can spy some eagles. Be sure to dress warm and bring your binoculars. Maybe some cocoa, just to be safe. January 7-9. Admission, $3 per vehicle. (405) 216-7471 edmondok.com

Head to Arcadia Lake for the Annual Eagle Watch to catch sight of these majestic birds. Photo by Karlie Ybarra

Head to Arcadia Lake for the Annual Eagle Watch to catch sight of these majestic birds. Photo by Karlie Ybarra

Take Me to Church

What does Oklahoma sound like? Look no further than TravelOK’s own Oklahoma Soundscapes https://www.travelok.com/state-parks/soundscapes , free for download. But if you’re craving the Tulsa Sound, you’ll want to head to the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture’s Second Saturday Tour of The Church Studio. Leon Russell’s studio, renovated from a historic church, was the home office of Shelter Records. After many years, it has been restored and guests will be able to see the results. January 8. Tickets, $15-$20. tulsaarchitecture.org

Tickled Ivory

Though his name isn’t quite as well known to the general public as Beethoven’s or Mozart’s, it’s fair to say that among classical music fans, Sergei Rachmaninoff is considered one of the greats. At the Oklahoma City Philharmonic’s Rachmaninoff Festival, acclaimed pianist Natasha Paremski will play two pieces by her countryman; Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op.1 and Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27. January 8. Tickets, $27-$94. okcphil.org

Get your Rachmaninoff on as pianist Natasha Paremski joins the Oklahoma City Philharmonic for its Rachmaninoff Festival. Photo by Luisella Planeta Leoni

Get your Rachmaninoff on as pianist Natasha Paremski joins the Oklahoma City Philharmonic for its Rachmaninoff Festival. Photo by Luisella Planeta Leoni

Hey Now

Start 2022 with a “YEEE-HAWWW!” as All-Star Team Roping comes to the Claremore Expo Center for two days of pulse-pounding roping and riding action. Rodeo enthusiasts won’t want to miss this new format, which puts the emphasis on the contestants. Best of all, it’s free to the public to watch. January 8-9. Admission, Free. allstarteamroping.com

Written By
Greg Elwell

Web Editor Greg worked for newspapers, medical research organizations, and government institutions before he joined *Oklahoma Today*. He also is the publisher of the website I Ate Oklahoma.

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