Monthly Archives: August 2015

Best Karaoke in Oklahoma City

Okay, so maybe the extent of your singing career was in your car when no one else was around. Well, now’s your chance to grab your friends and take it to the next level! Whether you’re a pro or just want to have a fun night out in OKC, here are the best karaoke hotspots near your apartment.

Cookie’s
2304 N Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73106, (405) 521-9004
A little dive bar with a wide range of songs to choose from. Whether it’s Taylor Swift or Queen, your song is waiting.

The Boom
2218 NW 39th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73112, (405) 601-7200
This is a high-adrenaline gay bar with musical theater, a full-service kitchen, and the most exciting karaoke around. It’s sure to be a good time.

So Fine Eatery & Pub
733 NW 4th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73102, (405) 236-2222
Considered by many to be the best karaoke in town. With good pub food and a variety of drink specials, this could be your next night out with friends.

 

Your Last Chance to Make a Splash This Summer

With summer winding down, many of the water parks, pools, and area lakes are extending their hours up until Labor Day. If you’re still figuring out how to spend the Labor Day weekend with friends and family, consider making a final splash before the fall season sets in.

Oklahoma City Pools – Head to one of OKC’s family aquatic centers for a day of fun. Check out their website for information regarding hours, prices, and dates.

Area Lakes – End the summer off right by heading out to one of OKC’s area reservoirs for a day of fun for the entire family. Grab a picnic or some lawn games and head to any of the surrounding lakes including Lake Hefner, Lake Draper, or Lake Overholser.

White Water Bay – One of OKC’s premier water parks, this is a summer hotspot. The park will be open Labor Day Weekend, so be sure to head out one final time before it closes for the season! More information about hours and dates can be found here.

Best Burger Joints Near Your Apartment

When you find yourself craving a good old-fashioned burger, where do you go? Living in Oklahoma City, there are tons of places you can choose from. We’ve narrowed it down to these top 3 burger joints we think you’re going to love.

Nic’s Grill
An iconic diner in Oklahoma City and considered by some to be the best burger joint in town!

1201 N Pennsylvania Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
(405) 524-0999

Tucker’s Onion Burgers
Enjoy some of Oklahoma City’s freshest onion burgers in a vintage, diner-style setting! Click here to view the multiple Tucker’s Onion Burgers locations in Oklahoma City.

324 N.W. 23rd St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
(405) 609-2333

Irma’s Burger Shack
Delicious burgers, a wide selection of beers, hand-cut French fries, and hand-breaded Onion rings. What more could you ask for?

1120 Classen Dr
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
(405) 235-4762

Best Museums in Oklahoma City

If you’re looking for something to this weekend, consider heading out to one of Oklahoma City’s many museums. With so much culture and history at your doorstep, these are some of the best museums you won’t find anywhere else.

American Banjo Museum

9 E. Sheridan Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
(405) 604-2793

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

1700 N.E. 63rd St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
(405)478-2250

Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum

1400 Classen Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
(405) 235-4458

International Gymnastics Hall of Fame

2100 N.E. 52nd St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
(405) 235-5600

Museum of Osteology

10301 S. Sunnylane Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73160
(405) 814-0006  

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

415 Couch Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 236-3100

 

Back-to-School Tips for Parents

Let’s admit it. Getting the kids ready to go back to school can be exciting and also somewhat stressful. However, there are a few things you can start doing to make sure that you and your child are prepared. Here are a few ideas to help calm the nerves and ensure a smooth transition.

 

  • Schedule a Tour
    Most schools host an open house and it’s always a good idea to help your child get acquainted or reacquainted with their environment. Explore the playground or his or her new classroom to help avoid those first-day jitters.
  • Practice Getting to School
    Whether your child takes a bus, train, or car to school, practicing the morning routine will help everyone feel comfortable and prepared. Spend a few days before school setting the alarm clock and going through the morning routine. Have your child practice getting to school on time. This way, you’ll know if you need to make changes before the actual first day of school.
  • Prepare Documents and Records
    Some schools require documents or immunization records on registration day. Get prepared by calling ahead and seeing what types of documents your child needs. It’s also always a good idea to get copies of your child’s physical exam in case athletics is in his or her future.