Weekly Events Calendar March 9-15

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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.

Spring Fix

Shed those winter coats, hop in the car, and drive east until you hit Vian. That’s it. You’re ready for Spring Break at Tenkiller State Park and Driftwood Nature Center. That means s’more making, hay rides, Zumba classes, and probably more things that don’t seem to go together March 10-March 24. Admission, Free. TravelOK.com

Snooze with the sharks during ZZZs in the Seas at the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks. Photo by Laura Long/Oklahoma Aquarium.

Snooze with the sharks during ZZZs in the Seas at the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks. Photo by Laura Long/Oklahoma Aquarium.

Sleepy Seas

Ever wanted to sleep with the fishes but you were too nervous to join the mafia? Then bring the whole family to Jenks for the Oklahoma Aquarium’s ZZZs in the Seas where you’ll get to do more than just sleep among sharks, stingrays, seahorses, and even some fish that don’t begin with an S. Beginning at 7 p.m. the aquarium becomes a slumber party filled with games, a scavenger hunt, a movie, and a flashlight tour. After staying the night near the animals, enjoy a complimentary breakfast before swimming off. March 13. Tickets, $45. okaquarium.org

Daily Giggles

Let a good laugh soothe your soul after a tough work week with comedian Trevor Noah. The star of The Daily Show and author of the 2016 autobiography Born a Crime, Noah takes the stage for one evening only at Paradise Cove at River Spirit Casino in Tulsa. The South African-born performer provides comedic social commentary with a unique, hilarious wit for a fantastic show. March 13. Tickets, $65-$75. tickets.riverspirittulsa.com

The dinos are large, but you're in charge when Jurassic Quest comes to Oklahoma State Fair Park. Photo by Jason Breshears.

The dinos are large, but you're in charge when Jurassic Quest comes to Oklahoma State Fair Park. Photo by Jason Breshears.

Dino Discovery

You don’t have to binge watch the Jurassic Park saga to experience the majesty of the prehistoric era when the past is as close as the Oklahoma State Fair Park. Jurassic Quest is an interactive experience guided by paleontologists for people of all ages. Feeling brave? Take a ride on the back of twenty-four-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex. March 13-16. Tickets, $21.50-$40. jurassicquest.com

Feeling Green

The annual Claremore St. Paddy’s Party returns for another day of Celtic traditions and all the green beer a liver can handle, as well as games and an event passport. Fill all event spots on the passport for a chance to win prizes. Take the party bus so you can enjoy every facet of this Irish celebration. March 14. Admission, Free. downtownclaremore.org

If the porch is a-rockin', grab a seat during PorchFest in Carlton Landing.

If the porch is a-rockin', grab a seat during PorchFest in Carlton Landing.

Porchside Powerhouses

We all need a mix-up when it comes to our mixtapes. The same ten songs on repeat simply won’t do. That’s why you should come to the second annual PorchFest in Eufala. Bring your appetite for fantastic local food and an earful of music including bluegrass, blues, country, and soft rock all played on five porches. Festival attendees are recommended to bring a lawn chair or blanket. March 14. Admission, Free. carltonlanding.com

Written By
Brandon King

Brandon King
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