Friday, July 31, 2009

What To Do in Tulsa This Weekend

Get out your smart phones and iPods or, if you're hopelessly old school like me, your Day Planner and a pencil. For all you KRMG listeners here from the KRMG Morning News with Joe Kelley, along with my better-than-average-looking, sharp-thinking, long-time readers, it's time to plan the weekend, TDT style.


When: Tonight at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Where: Tulsa Performing Arts Center
Details: The story of the making of the witches of Oz runs for its third and final weekend in Tulsa, wrapping up what will be a total of 32 shows at the Tulsa PAC. Tickets are still available, so if you still haven't had your chance with this show, break down right now and grab some tickets. I hear it's more than worth a couple of week's worth of brown-bag lunches. Don't forget, folks: This production isn't intended for kids under 8.

Shark Week at Oklahoma Aquarium
When: Starting Sunday until Aug. 9
Where: Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks
Details: Check out the beginning of a full week of shark events, all produced in conjunction with “Shark Week” on the Discovery Channel. Don't miss the feeding presentations, and be sure to take your chance to win prizes.

Harwelden Murder Mystery with Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa
When: Now through Saturday, seating each night at 7 p.m.
Where: Harwelden Mansion, 2210 S. Main St.
Details: Just when we all thought politics couldn't get more twisted, the Presidential retreat of Camp David is about to become the scene of a historic event: namely, the wedding of the President to the Vice President. But, weddings tend to bring out the worst in some people; secrets are revealed and the bodies start to pile up. Tickets to this murder mystery are $45, which includes dinner, wine, beer and lots of good company. Call 584-3333, ext. 32, for reservations.

Free Day at Tulsa Zoo
When: Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Tulsa Zoo at Mohawk Park
Details: See 2,800 animals on 84 acres, all for absolutely free as thanks for all the community does for the Tulsa Zoo. That's a savings of $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $4 for kids ages 3-11; for a family of four or more, Free Day at the Tulsa Zoo is a whale of a deal.

When: Tonight and Saturday, 8-10 p.m.
Where: Nightingale Theater, Monica Huggins Dance Theatre, 1416 E. Fourth St.
Details: If you're into contemporary dance and multimedia performing arts, don't miss this interpretation of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass," adapted and directed by Jennifer Alden. Admission is $18 for adults, $12 for students, $10 for kids - bring cash because, like me, the Nightingale kicks it old school.

At the Fairgrounds

Library Reading Night at Driller's Stadium

When: Tonight, 7:05 p.m.
Where: Driller's Stadium, Tulsa County Fairgrounds
Details: As part of the summer reading program, T-Town's bookworms can snag free tickets to tonight's game at any Tulsa City-County Library location. Plus, there's a Hornsby back-to-school lunchbag in this deal for the first 1,000 fans under 14 years old through the gates. If you can't make it to the stadium until Saturday night, though, take heart. Fireworks will light up the sky, and it's always a great show.

Wild Brew
When: Saturday, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Central Park Hall at Expo Square
Details: I've been talking about this event quite a bit here lately, but I'm still not tired of running my mouth about Wild Brew. This charity event that will benefit The Sutton Center in Bartlesville throws together a slew of local restaurants and dozens of different styles of beer from a huge range of macro- and microbreweries, all rounded out with live music by The Fabulous Mid-Life Crisis Band and others. Tickets, which are not sold at the door, are $55. Visit or call 633-1308 before 4 p.m. today to score access to one of my most favorite Tulsa events.

Tulsa Summer Classic Morgan Horse Show and American Buckskin Show
When: TSCMHS, Yesterday through Saturday; ABS, earlier this week through Sunday
Where: TSCMHS, Expo Square, Mustang Arena; ABS, Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex
Details: Like horses? Expo Square at Tulsa County Fairgrounds is the place for you this weekend, my friend. Visit and the American Buckskin Registry Association's home on the Web for full schedules of events.

RK Show Inc. Gun and Knife Show
When: Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9-4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Exchange Center at Expo Square
Details: Admission is $10, children 6-12 are $4 and kids 6 and under - yes, we are in Oklahoma and yes, we go to gun and knife shows toting our pre-school aged children - are free.

Free, Live Music

Rhythm on the River

When: Tonight, 6:30 p.m.
Where: 41st Street Plaza at RiverParks
Details: This free summer concert series features live, local music by Randy Brumley and Mich Boulanger of Native Son this week. Bring a picnic dinner, and don't forget to bring some cash for a sno cone. May I recommend a Tiger's Blood and Mango mix? Trust me on this one.

RiverWalk Crossing Summer Concert Series
When: Tonight, 8-10 p.m., tomorrow at 8 p.m.
Where: RiverWalk Crossing in Jenks
Details: Travis Fite goes on stage tonight, and The Outside is up tomorrow night. If you're on the prowl for something to do Sunday evening, RiverWalk's Wine & Jazz event is Sunday at 6 p.m., where for $20 you can sip wine, savor some good food and relax.

Sunset Serenade
When: Tonight, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Chandler Park in west Tulsa
Details: Go west, young man, for a free outdoor concert at Chandler Park, just off of Avery Drive. Bring a blanket and enjoy some live music and a great view of the skyline, all just minutes from downtown.

At The BOK Center

The Wiggles Go Bananas!

When: Sunday, 1:30 and 5 p.m., with doors opening an hour before each show
Where: BOK Center
Details: If you haven't heard The Wiggles are in town, you must be a new college graduate, 23 years old and working in your last few years of uninterrupted sleep before your life changes forever and ever amen, or you've been living under a rock. The Wiggles perform their new show, “Go Bananas Live!” at BOK Center, and it's the action-packed, educational fun for the kiddos this year. Be sure you'll be able to blend in with the crowd by dressing as as your favorite Wiggles character. Tickets are still available and range $17-34.

Tulsa Talons Playoff Round 1
When: Saturday night, 7 p.m.
Where: BOK Center
Details: Our Tulsa Talons return to the playoffs. The Road to the 2009 ArenaCup begins this weekend with 16 teams competing in eight, first-round playoff matchups. Don't miss the smackdown.

Star Wars In Concert Tickets on Sale
When: Saturday at noon; Show Oct. 20
Where: BOK Center
Details: If you and your bride walked down the aisle to The Imperial March (yes, this actually happens; I only know because I still have my bridesmaid's dress from such a wedding), this event is a must. Blowing out the BOK Center come October will be music from all six of John William's epic Star Wars scores. Look also for the exclusive exhibit of Star Wars costumes, props and production artwork, as well. Tickets hit the market at lunchtime Saturday and range $37-77.

Movies: In Theaters This Weekend

United Film Festival
When: Friday at 7 p.m., with final film showing Sunday at 8 p.m.
Where: Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis
Details: Nearly a dozen movies over three days, featuring such selections as Jaws (midnight Friday night) and more Jaws (a documentary examining the effect of the film on American pop culture, starting Saturday night at 9:30) - we're talking a solid weekend's worth of movies from a wide array of filmmakers hailing from diverse backgrounds here, people. All screenings are $8, or all-access passes for the entire weekend are $50. You can shell out $25 for five films only, too.

Funny People
When: Friday night
Details: In this latest film from director Judd Apatow (think of the movies, Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin), Adam Sandler stars as a veteran stand-up comedian who has a near-death experience, contrasted with the life of a stand-up comic just getting his start, played by Seth Rogen. Rated R.

Aliens in the Attic
When: Friday
Details: A group of kids must defend their vacation home from invading aliens. Spooky. Kooky. Rated PG.


Anonymous said...

Hi Tasha, I'm a volunteer with Oklahomans for Equality. Could you include our August 15th event in a future weekend roundup post? Thanks! Tara

LGBT Families Initiative @ Oklahoma Aquarium

August 15, 2009
Join Tulsa's LGBT Families Initiative on August 15, at 10:00am at the Oklahoma Aquarium, 300 Aquarium Drive in Jenks, Oklahoma . With 25 people, we'll receive a group discount rate (10%) off the regular price ($13.95 for adults, $9.95 for children 3-12, children under 2 are free). Bring the whole family and experience the thrill of the shark tank! RSVP to Tara Saylor at

Dana and Daisy said...

we really enjoyed Rhythm on the River! I even blogged about it!

thanks for the tip!

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