Friday, August 21, 2009

What To Do in Tulsa This Weekend

Did you hear (and see!) that mind-bending weekend rundown this morning on the KRMG Morning News with Joe Kelley? You've just gotta see that in instant replay.

Tasha's Picks for the Weekend of Aug. 21

Are We There Yet? A Musical Family Survival Guide
When: Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm
Where: Tulsa Little Theater, 1511 S. Delaware Ave.
Got family? Then you've got to see this musical. It claims to be a unique and entertaining evening of song, dance and sketch comedy as it holds up the mirror to modern family life, and with a cast including Randy Chronister, Heather Richetto-Rumley, Cathy Rose and Mike Pryor, it looks as if the Tulsa Little Theater has a hit on its hands. Tickets are $23, with special rates for seniors and groups of 10 or more. Call 744-7340 for tickets. Photo from Tulsa Little Theater.

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Tulsa Mud Run
When: Saturday, 5pm
Where: Chandler Park
Looking for some good, clean Oklahoma-style fun? Make your way along with hundreds of others out west for the second annual Tulsa Mud Run, two one-mile, multi-terrain loops with a few mud-filled obstacles along the way. All proceeds go to the Oklahoma Firefighters Burn Camp for kids. There's still time to preregister for the event at the RunnersWorld location at 41st and Peoria today (Friday) until 6pm and tomorrow (Saturday) 10am-2pm. After that, runners can register at the start line between 3:30-4:45pm. Registration is $25 per person. Kids are welcome to attend but will not be allowed to participate in the run. Look also for live music and concessions from bananas to Frito chili pie. “We hope that you enjoy this unique experience, since we know that your family and friends are going to laugh at you.” Photo from Tulsa Mud Run.

Crosbie Heights Community Garden Potluck and Music Festival
When: Sunday, 6pm until whenever
Where: Crosbie Heights, 306 S. Phoenix
Live bands, homegrown produce. Look for local acts Travis Fite, Excavator Operator and the Paul Benjamin Band. Bring a side dish to share as you sample the bounty from the Crosbie Heights Community Garden, and don't forget your dancing shoes.


92.1 The Beat Back to School Bash with Lil Wayne
When: Friday night, doors open at 7 p.m. With concert at 7:40
Where: BOK Center
Lil Wayne, who has sold more than six million records during his 13-year career, will be bumpin' in to Tulsa Friday night to help the kids ring in the new school year. Look also for Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy, Pleasure P and Jeremih. Tickets, priced from about $38-124, are still available.

KingsPointe Village Concert Series
When: Friday night, 7pm
Where: KingsPointe Village, 61st and Yale
Arrive early to score a parking place and a good spot to watch Mary Cogan in concert. Plus, it's free, so don't feel badly about coming out early for dinner and some shopping.

Def Leppard and Poison with Cheap Trick
When: Saturday night, doors at 5:30pm, show at 7pm
Where: BOK Center
Have you heard about the Def Leppard Meet-and-Greet contest? If you still hit the books every fall, head to the Facebook events page for this concert and RSVP with the name of your high school or college. The school that gets the most mentions on the page scores tickets for a certain number of students, plus chances to meet the band. This act, which has sold a combined 100 million albums worldwide, with 65 million of those from Def Leppard alone, promises to rock concert goers' faces off. Before the concert, head to ONEOK Plaza for a few hours of free tunes from local act Admiral Twin. Catch them starting at 5pm.

Al Green
When: Saturday night, 8pm
Where: Osage Event Center, 951 W. 36th Street North
See soul and R&B legend Al Green live in concert. Tickets start at $25.

Wild Women of Oklahoma Jazz
When: Sunday, 5-8pm
Where: Jazz Depot, 111 E. First St.
Composer-pianist Amy Cottingham will be accompanied by a number of friends in a show that will blend jazz, classical and pop influences. Tickets are $15, tickets for seniors and college students are $10 and high school students and younger pay $5. Tables for eight may be reserved for $20 per person.

Other Stuff

RiverWalk Crossing Goings-On
When: Friday-Sunday
Where: RiverWalk Crossing in Jenks
Bring your camping gear, kiddos, because it'd be fun to while away the entire weekend at RiverWalk Crossing. Start Friday night with a concert by old-school Tulsa act Stephen Speaks at the RiverWalk Amphitheater starting at 8pm. Or, if you prefer the David Dover Band, head to the Boat Bar on the other side of the complex starting at the same time. Rise and shine Saturday with the Fifth Annual Tulsa Poker Run, starting at noon. The run will feature live music by Big Daddy & the Blue Kickers, a live auction and raffle prizes. Proceeds of the run benefit the Tulsa Area United Way. That night at 8pm, look for musical act SaraFem at the Amphitheater.

Intertribal Indian Club Pow Wow of Champions
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Where: Perryman Ranch in Jenks at 11524 S. Elwood Ave.
Bring your lawn chairs and a five spot for admission to this showcase of native culture, featuring dancing, authentic food and arts and crafts. Kids aged five and under are admitted free, and families of four or more are admitted for $4 each.

World Championship Snaffle Bit Show
When: Through Sunday
Where: Expo Square, Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex
If you feel more at home on a horse than on Tulsa's urban entertainment strips, head to Expo Square this weekend for the mother of all pleasure horse competitions. Get a tentative schedule at the National Snaffle Bit Association Web Site.

Grand American Arms Show
When: Saturday 8am-6pm and Sunday 9am-5pm
Where: Expo Square, QuikTrip Center
If calling yourself a fan of the second amendment would be a gross understatement, don't miss this gunshow at Expo Square. Adult admission is $12, veterans pay $8 and children $3. There's lots of free parking, too, which is a good thing, considering the number of guns in the vicinity.

O'Reilly Auto Parts Thunder Jam
When: Saturday night, with racing starting at 3pm and Thunder Jam show at 7pm
Where: Tulsa Raceway Park, 3101 N. Garnett Road
Blow your mind, not your budget, as the flier for this event says. When kids can get in to get their first (or 500th, depending on how you feel about infants at drag races) whiff of burned rubber for a mere 5-spot, what's to lose? Just in case you needed more reasons to head to TRP Saturday night, here are a few: A 20,000-horsepower, jet-powered fire truck. The world's only wheel-standing school bus. The battle royale of the Jet Funny Cars. One more: Each ticket is also a pit pass. Go forth and go fast (with earplugs).

Tulsa Oilers Ice Girls Auditions
When: Saturday, 5pm dance routine audition
Where: Woodland Hills Mall, 71st and Memorial
Don't miss this opportunity to witness the making of the next class of the Tulsa Oilers Ice Girls. Head to the customer service desk on the lower level of the mall in front of Dillard's to check out the audition dance routine. Eligible for auditions are women aged 18 and older, so sorry, guys, but you're stuck with watching from the bench. Shucks, right?

Oklahoma City Thunder Summer Caravan
When: Saturday, 11am-1pm
Where: MidFirst Bank at 8015 E. 71st Street
The Summer Caravan packs fun and games for the whole family, and admission is free. Look also for Thunder prize giveaways, interactive basketball skills contest and players from the OKC Thunder and the Tulsa 66ers. Plus, get your photo taken with the Thunder Girls.

The Comedy Clinic
When: Saturday, 8pm
Where: Jewel, on Brookside at 33rd and Peoria
Local funny people Ben Beckham, Maria Gus and Jeff Turner will continue to bust their guts through their eighth season with audience participation improv games.

Back 2 School Bash with, Soccer City and KJRH
When: Saturday, 9am
Where: 5817 S. 118th E. Ave. in Tulsa
Bring the kids out to jump in a Jupiter Jump, get their faces painted or to decorate a cloth soccer ball. Moms can sign up to win a $300 gift card to Merry Maids. Be sure to check out the many fun soccer programs available – while you're at it, why not get signed up for fall?

Green Country Roller Girls Summer Carnival
When: Sunday, 2-5pm
Where: BA Roller Sports, 551 W. Oakland
Who doesn't love skating, games, prizes and food? It's all at this rough-and-tumble carnival for kids and adults alike. Rest assured there will be blood – blood donations, that is, courtesy of the American Red Cross. Support our local roller girls – they're the only ones we have, after all.

Escape from Turkey Mountain Run
When: Sunday, 7am
Where: Turkey Mountain; start and finish is near the main Turkey Mountain parking lot off Elwood.
Fleet Feet of Tulsa presents this off-the-beaten-path run for runners tired of 5ks on the road. The race will be held on a course in the Turkey Mountain Wilderness Area, a challenging run that would challenge anyone's skills and endurance. A one-mile fun run will start just after the 5k lets loose. Race day registration opens at 6am, or register at Fleet Feet at KingsPointe Village through Friday. Registration is $25 for the 5k and $15 for the fun run.

Just Between Friends Fall Sale
When: Starting Sunday at 1pm and through next Saturday; check the Expo Square Web site for times
Where: Expo Square Exchange Center
There is no need to shop overpriced mall and department stores – at least, not when the Just Between Friends Sale is in town. Find deals on everything from strollers to onesies to wipes warmers at this huge sale. We're talking 1,200 consignors and 100,000 items, sprawled over 58,000 square feet here, people. Bring cash, checks or credit cards, and be ready to pay a few bucks to get in – oh, and don't forget a laundry basket or bag to hold your items while you shop.

Bike Soup Grand Opening
When: Sunday, 6-9pm
Where: 306 S. Phoenix
Have you heard about the new bike co-op here in Tulsa? It's a great idea – a way to enjoy bikes while helping others to enjoy them, too, by providing a space filled with tools for folks who need to work on their bikes – and two-piston engine enthusiasts can head to Blue Jackalope Sunday night to help get the whole operation off the ground. Plus, get tips on how to fix that busted bike collecting dust in the garage.


Inglourious Basterds
When: Opening Friday
The newest film by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt and Diane Kruger depicts Nazi-occupied France, where Lieutenant Aldo Raine organizes a group of Jewish soldiers to engage in targeted acts of retribution against the German Army.

Post Grad
When: Opening Friday
It's every parents second-worst nightmare: The graduated spawn ask to move back in with ol' Mom and Dad. That's what happens Ryden Malby's parents when her college nemesis steals her dream job.

When: Opening Friday
Toe Thompson takes one in the noggin, thanks to a mysterious, technicolor rock that, lo, grants wishes. It all ends in, you guessed it, chaos. Of the top three reasons to see this movie according to Yahoo! Movies, I liked the third best: “Because you've always wanted to see a giant booger or an army of crocodiles.”

When: Sunday night, reception at 7pm, screening at 8pm
Where: Circle Cinema
Don't miss this free premier of this Tulsa-based film. Landlocked is a dark, comedic thriller about a marine biology teacher at Tulsa's Will Rogers High School. While the story is completely fictional, it was inspired by writer and producer Jerry Melichar's teachers and experiences at Booker T. Washington High School.

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