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Celebrate Labor Day with the arts, food and culture in Oklahoma

Events across Oklahoma provide plenty of opportunities to enjoy a long Labor Day weekend.
By Jessica Allison, For The Oklahoman Published: August 29, 2014

Labor Day began as a way to celebrate the American labor movement and the economic success of workers in the United States. So go ahead and celebrate your hard work this year with these Oklahoma City events full of food, fun and entertainment.

‘Phantom Unmasked’

The national touring company of “The Phantom of the Opera” is partnering with Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre to put on a cabaret show to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and CityRep. The show will feature the Broadway performers in non-“Phantom” songs, dances and other entertainment. There will also be a live auction of opportunities for backstage looks inside “The Phantom of the Opera.”

When: 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Where: Freede Little Theatre at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker Ave.

Information: 848-3761 or

Tickets: $35 to $70.

Arts Festival Oklahoma

Peruse paintings, photography, pottery and other works of original art by artists from all across the country. Performing artists will provide entertainment, and there will be concessions at this 36-year-old festival. This year, the state’s history will be celebrated with the premiere of the remastered version of “Oklahoma!,” which will be shown at 1 p.m. each day of the festival in OCCC’s new Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater, next to the festival grounds.

When: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.

Where: Oklahoma City Community College, 7777 S May Ave.

Information: 682-7576 or

Cost: Parking is $5, admission is free.

Kones for the Korral

Enjoy all-you-can-eat ice cream and a subsequent sugar high to support the OK Kids Korral. Braum’s, Blue Bell Creameries, A&W and Freddy’s Frozen Custard will provide almost a dozen flavors of ice cream. There also will be water slides, bounce houses and pony rides for the kids to get their energy out, as well as a stage with free entertainment and face painting.

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