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Meet Up!

Meet Up by Namron Players Theatre is a play about dating sites and the future of intimacy. How has digital communication redrawn the boundaries of love, and what human interaction can achieve?

If you missed the show at Yellow Dog Coffee or want to relive the story, I recorded the final night performance.

Byrdie’s in Norman

Byrdie’s by Raspberries n’ Creme is a newly opened bakery in Downtown Norman, Oklahoma. The bakery is owned by Nikki Griggs, who has brought her mother’s recipes to Norman. The bakery specializes in homemade desserts, such as macaroons, brownies, cake balls, cookies, and their famous ribbon cake. The ribbon cake is a layered cake made with sour cream white cake, chocolate cake, Italian cream, fresh strawberries, and whipping cream, making it a decadent treat for all.

Byrdie’s also has a birthday and gift section, where customers can find homemade pillows and other gifts to celebrate special occasions. The bakery also offers a grab-and-go lunch area, where customers can order in-house or take away items such as casseroles, soup, salad sandwiches, and other tasty treats.

Whether you’re looking for a special gift or a delicious lunch, Byrdie’s is the perfect place to visit. So, if you’re in the area, head down to Byrdie’s and enjoy a sweet treat today!

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Creaturealm Preview Tour

Take a preview tour of the immersive art experience by Creaturealm. In this video, hear from Nick Lillard, Co-Director; Lawrence Kincheloe, Electrical Design; Chris McDaniel, Visual Artist; and October Merrill, Visual Artist, about the current status of the build of Creaturealm.

SYNESTHESIA by Factory Obscura

Kelsey Karper took me on a tour of Factory Obscura’s new immersive art experience, Synesthesia, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art for Uncovering Oklahoma. Synesthesia is inspired by the prolific and exuberant work of Olinka Hrdy, an art student at the University of Oklahoma from 1923-1928. Synesthesia will ask participants to open their senses and explore what exists between the layers of a Hrdy painting, and what memories live in the spaces in between. What does lavender sound like? What does fuchsia smell like? Answers and exploration await you at the Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art, where admission is always FREE.

In related news, I plan to put together a special story about Factory Obscura’s origins. This documentary will include my previous Uncovering Oklahoma stories about Shift, Beyond, and Mix-Tape phases 1 and 2. This will also include new interviews to connect the stories together.

Thanks to my superstar supporters, Revolve Productions, the Keller-Kenton Family, and all of my supporters on Patreon.

Stay tuned next week as I’ll release a new installment of Creative Burgers!

Norman, OKC, and Edmond Farmers Markets

We traveled to the three largest farmers’ markets in the Oklahoma City Metro area in this episode of Uncovering Oklahoma. We start with The Norman Farm Market in Downtown Norman at the new The Well building where Lessa interviews some of the vendors there. Next, we travel to Oklahoma City to visit the Scissortail Park Farmers Market. We then end the day at the Edmond Farmers Market.

We hope you enjoy this episode of us visiting these fantastic farmers’ markets. While we couldn’t visit every single market, we do encourage you to check out your local markets.

Norman Farmers Market - photo by Lessa Keller-Kenton

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Happy Adventures!

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