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    Deep Deuce

    The Deep Deuce District, located just north of Bricktown, was the heart of Oklahoma City's African American neighborhood in the 1920s and '30s, and during that time, the district was known for its incredible jazz music. Music legends Jimmy Rushing and Charlie Christian both called Deep Deuce home, as did Ralph Ellison, the author of Invisible Man.


    Urban building comprised of red and blue storage containers

    Explore Deep Deuce like a Local

    Deep Deuce is recapturing its glory days as a vibrant urban neighborhood. Today, Deep Deuce is a popular urban housing attraction and has several neighborhood hangouts, like Deep Deuce Grill, Leaf + Bean, Belle Kitchen, Wheeze the Juice and Anchor Down, which is a gourmet corn dog eatery (yes, we said gourmet) located in a shipping container. Trust us, it is worth trying.


    Exterior of art gallery in Oklahoma City's Deep Deuce district

    Get Inspired by the Art

    Stop by [Artspace] at Untitled to view their many rotating exhibits. Or if you feel inspired, sign up for one of their many creative workshops.


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    Feel the Vibe

    Deep Deuce Sessions are held the last Saturday of every month from spring through the fall. Pop-up concerts are held across multiple locations. Tune into this slice of the local music scene as you stroll from venue to venue, venturing about this tiny but legendary district.


    N.E. 1st St. & Central Ave.
    downtownokc.com/deep-deuce/


     

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