EightyThree

Reviving the golden era of arcade games, EightyThree in Moore is a museum-style nostalgic-trip arcade. With games like Tron, Frogger, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Sinistar, and more, EightyThree operates on a flat admission fee for unlimited play of the arcade games, with only the pinball machines being coin-operated. In this Uncovering Oklahoma interview, Dean Wenzel shares the story of why he started the business and what visitors can expect.

Café Cuvée

Café Cuvée is an approachable French-style bistro in the heart of Oklahoma City’s Midtown District. They serve French classics in a comfortable atmosphere that’s fitting for meeting with friends, business, bunch, and date nights. A special trait of Café Cuvée is their table-side service where they prepare dishes like their Dover Sole in front of you.

In this Uncovering Oklahoma interview, we hear from Kurt Fleischfresser, the Culinary Director of Coury Hospitality; Shawn Rogers, General Manager of Ambassador Hotel; and Taylor Desjarlais, Executive Chef, Café Cuvée.

RIVERSCREAM

Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District has been struck by terrestrial gamma-rays, transforming RIVERSPORT into RIVERSCREAM. Help contain the zombies before they escape and terrorize the city by maneuvering the challenges on the six-story Sky Trail to find explosive transformers proven to reverse the effects of the gamma-rays.

Mike Knopp, OKC Boathouse Foundation Executive Director; and John Riggs, Senior Director, Operations and Events share what courageous citizens can do at the family-friendly RIVERSCREAM on Fridays and Saturdays in October.

For more Halloween attractions and events, be sure to check out Uncovering Oklahoma’s Halloween Guide.

Whiteout by Erwin Redl

Whiteout is an installation by artist Erwin Redl (born in Austria, based out of Ohio and New York) that uses a grid of 550 suspended LED bulbs to animate Campbell Art Park next to Oklahoma Contemporary. The bulbs turn off and on according to a computer program, creating a series of moving patterns that work in tandem with the surrounding environment.

Originally commissioned for Madison Square Park Conservancy in New York City in 2017, Whiteout has been modified by the artist specifically for Oklahoma City. In response to the larger location, Redl built a more intricate layout and to create more complex sequences of animation.

Redl became well known for light installations that played across the facades of buildings. In this incarnation of Whiteout, the lights in the middle of the park interact with nature, reflecting off the grass and trees, swaying as the Oklahoma wind blows. In New York, Whiteout was surrounded by skyscrapers and honking cars. In Oklahoma City, the installation has a more serene environment, and at night, access to the stars.

Ride OKC

Growing from a passion to see places one normally doesn’t see, Ride OKC offers people unique tours of Oklahoma City via bicycle. Ashely and Ryan Fogle of Ride OKC, along with Bailey Gordon of Cookie Tour, share what riders can expect. If you’re a cookie connoisseur, this video includes footage from the Cookie Bike Tour.

Cookie at The Hall's Pizza - photo by Dennis Spielman

Passing by The Plaza Walls during a Ride OKC Tour - photo by Dennis Spielman

Biking with Ride OKC - photo by Dennis Spielman

Gathering Place

Gathering Place is a park like none other in Tulsa for everyone to enjoy. Gathering Place is entirely free to the public and is an adventure sure to inspire wonderful moments for generations to come. Josh Wright and Cayla Lewis give a tour of the park, which opens to the public on September 8, 2018.

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Dr. Amy Cerato – A Geotechnical Engineer

Cerato is the Rapp Foundation Presidential Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. She researches and consults in geotechnical engineering, specifically focusing on soil stabilization, expansive soil mitigation and foundation design in problematic soils. She is a registered professional engineer in Oklahoma. She is the author of more than 50 technical papers and the recipient of the 2009 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and 2008 National Science Foundation CAREER award. She is a member of the Deep Foundation Institute’s (DFI) Helical Pile and Tiebacks Committee and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo-Institute Committee of Engineering Geology and Site Characterization.


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