Below are a few samplings and story ideas covering the many new and exciting happenings in Norman in March and April. To arrange an individual press visit or for additional information, contact Jen Tregarthen at Jen@VisitNorman.com or 405.366.8095.

 

 

BRAINS {MEET} BRAWN IN NORMAN.

 

o   This month, OU has been selected to host the 2011 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Regional Championship, Friday, April 2 at the Lloyd Noble Center. Baseball, Softball, as well as Track and Field are gearing up for a full season! You can still catch the last few Men’s and Women’s Basketball games throughout March.

www.soonersports.com

 

o    OU Football is back to tease you with the Red and White game Saturday, April 16 at Owen Field. Here is your chance to preview the new team for the 2011 season, which kicks off in early September.

www.soonersports.com

 

DISCOVERY {MEETS} DOWN-TO-EARTH IN NORMAN.

 

o   Second Friday Circuit of Art, 6-9 pm on Mar. 11 throughout Downtown Norman and OU Campus. A monthly, citywide celebration of art is collaboration between artists, art organizations, and businesses. Whether you like dance,

painting, photography, or music, there will be something for you to see and hear during the 2nd Friday Circuit of Art. All events are free and open to the public. http://2ndfridaynorman.com/ or 405-360-1162 

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o   Head to the Sam Noble Museum for Spring Break Escape! Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Engage your senses as you spring into the culture and nature of Oklahoma! Daily activities include

crafts, nature hikes, storytelling, scavenger hunts and more! All programs are free with museum admission but space will be limited for some activities. Check the museum Web site, www.snomnh.ou.edu, for a full schedule of activities.

http://www.snomnh.ou.edu/

 

o   Sooner Theatre will be putting on The Wedding Singer April 1-10. Based on the New Line Cinema film written by Tim Herlihy, The Wedding Singer’s rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party, until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Rated PG by Music Theatre International

http://www.soonertheatre.com/

 

OUT {MEETS} ABOUT IN NORMAN.

 

o   Journey to an age of kings, queens and knights in shining armor at the Medieval Fair, April 1 through the 3rd at Reeves Park. This living history fair offers art, crafts, games and a vast array of entertainment for all ages. Highlights include knights jousting on horseback and human chess games. Admission is free!

http://www.medievalfair.org


o   The Lloyd Noble Center is excited to announce Miranda Lambert in concert with special guests Justin Moore and Josh Kelley Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets sales begin February 18th. Tickets can be purchased through the OU Athletic Ticket Office 800-456-GoOU or online at www.lloydnoblecenter.com

o   East-Coast indie rockers, The Walkmen, shake up the Downtown Arts District in Norman as they make their first appearance at the fourth annual Norman Music Festival. The Norman Music Festival is free and open to the public. It will kick off Friday April 28 and continue through the 30th.

http://normanmusicfestival.com/

 

For more information on happenings in Norman, contact Jen Tregarthen, 405.366.8095

or Jen@VisitNorman.com or see the full listing of events at www.VisitNorman.com. The NCVB exists to promote the city, to attract overnight meeting, convention, sport and tourism business to the community, and to enhance and contribute to the overall identity and economic well-being of the city. The Vision of the Norman Convention & Visitors Bureau is to be the leader who proactively markets and develops Norman as the preferred destination in Oklahoma.

 

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