Thursday, December 17, 2009

What to Do in Tulsa This Weekend

Toasty Topper @ Utica Square

Looking for the best in Tulsa events this weekend, holiday and otherwise? You're in luck. Here now, as heard every Friday morning on the KRMG Morning News with Joe Kelley, is what to do in Tulsa this weekend.

Tasha's Picks for the Weekend of December 18


PDA's Annual XMas Gala
When: Friday, doors at 7:30pm, show at 8
It's time to rock our way in to the week of Christmas. This homegrown music artist puts on a great show, and his openers for the night - Head Over Hills, Refuse Thy Name, Navigator, Motive for Movement and (especially) Eric & the Adams - aren't half-bad, either. Tickets are $10.


Ugly Sweater Party @ Joe Momma's

Ugly Sweater Party @ Joe Momma's
When: Saturday, 9pm
Think your ugly sweater has what it takes to beat out a Saturday night crowd at the most happenin' pizza joint downtown? Bring it, baby. If you win, you get some sweet gear from Shoe Gypsy. Plus, look for beer pong, $1.50 longnecks, door prizes for the generous and thoughtful among you who bring hats, underwear, gloves or socks to donate to Family and Children's Services and live music from Dr. Red and Mr. White. Also, me - I'll be there. Come say hello.


It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
When: Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 2pm and 8pm; Sunday, 2pm and 8pm
Teacher says that every time you hear a bell ring, an angel gets its wings, sure, but she also says that you can't miss this 1940s radio rendition of the Frank Capra classic. Local improv troupe Crayons! Improv will be featured in this Playhouse Theatre production. Tickets are $25.


Pajama Jammi Jam with Flavor Flav & DJ Good Ground
When: Saturday, doors at 7pm, show at 8
Where: Flytrap Music Hall, 514 E. Second Street
This ain't your little sister's pajama party, y'all. Public Enemy rapper and reality star Flavor Flav is co-hosting a different kind of pajama party with Tulsa's DJ Good Ground. Tickets are $10.50 in advance, or $15 at the door for those in pajamas, $20 for those without.

The Rev. Joey Crutcher & the Gospel Music Workshop
When: Sunday, 5pm
Where: Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E. First Street
Head down to First Street to get a dose of gospel and Christmas music this Sunday. Call (918) 281-8600 to reserve your tickets.

Arts and Theatre

Syrup Monkey Music
When: Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 8pm
Where: Nightingale Theater, 1416 E. Fourth Street
Check out this set of songs, monologues and confessions provided by The Calamities, the house band of the Nightingale. Stay tuned for special guests Ilsa the Wolf, Bossy L'Amour, Smitty the Grunt and more. Tickets are $7, or pay $20 for the Monkeyshines Package of two tickets, a bottle of Boone's Farm (ah, memories) with two commemorative cups, along with a bottomless box of the Nightingale's infamous popcorn.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
When: Friday, 7:30pm; Saturday, 2pm; Sunday, 2pm
Where: Tulsa Spotlight Theatre, 1381 Riverside Drive
Join Tulsa Spotlight Theater, a local nonprofit and home of the The Drunkard and The Olio, the longest-running theatrical production in the U.S., for this latest addition to their Tulsa Childrens Theatre series. Just try not to get the Saturday Night Live version of The Chronicles of Narnia stuck in your head before you head out to this production. Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for seniors and $8 for kids.

Carve and Print
When: Saturday, 1pm
Where: Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Road
Learn how prints are made while you design, carve and print your own original work of art. Cost is $7, or $5 for members.

Free Family Sunday
When: Sunday, 12-5pm
Where: Price Tower Arts Center, 510 S. Dewey Ave. in Bartlesville
Get in free and check out the kid-friendly activities and hands-on crafts inspired by this season of snowflakes.


Double Header with Tulsa 66ers
When: Friday, 5:45pm
Where: Tulsa Convention Center, 100 Civic Center
Cheer on the kids from Booker T. as they take on East Central at 5:45. Then, catch the 66ers as they play the Vipers. Plus, if you bring two non-perishable food items to the game, you get a buy oe, get one voucher on your tickets for the Jan. 2 game. Tickets start at $8.

Oilers v. Amarillo
When: Friday, 7:35pm
Where: BOK Center, 200 N. Denver Ave.
It's ladies night this Friday with Tulsa's own hockey team, girls, and you know what that means - free chair massages, discount tickets, $2 beer and soda and more. Tickets start at $7.

66ers Dance Team Clinic
When: Saturday, 9am
Where: Tulsa Convention Center, 100 Civic Center
Learn from the pros, perform at the game Saturday night. Ages 5-12 are welcome. The clinic is $25 for each participant.

R.K. Inc. Gun and Knife Show
When: Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 9am-4pm
Where: SpiritBank Event Center, 10441 S. Regal Boulevard
It's true what they say: The word "gun" is just one letter away from the word "fun." Check out over 500 tables of fun guns, knives and accessories. Admission is $12 for adults, $3 for kids and little ones under 6 get in free.

OU Men's Basketball
When: Saturday, 12pm
Where: Norman
Watch the Sooners take on Northern Colorado.

ORU Women's Basketball
When: Saturday, 12pm
Where: Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave.
Watch the Lady Golden Eagles take on Missouri State. Tickets are $5.

OSU Women's Basketball
When: Saturday, 2pm
Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater
Watch the Cowgirls take on Mercer.

Tulsa 66ers v. Rio Grande Valley
When: Saturday, 7pm
Where: Tulsa Convention Center, 100 Civic Center
Watch the home team take on Rio Grande Valley and help Tulsans get coats they need at the same time. Donate a coat and get 20 percent off any one item at the 66ers merchandise kiosk, plus a buy one, get one voucher on your tickets for the Jan. 3 game.

TU Men's Basketball
When: Saturday, 7pm
Where: TU Reynolds Center, 3208 E. Eighth Street
Watch the Hurricanes take on Chicago State.

Oilers v. Rapid City
When: Saturday, 7:35pm
Where: BOK Center, 200 N. Denver Ave.
Watch the Oilers take on the kids from Rapid City. Tickets start at $10.

Holiday Stuff

Christmas Lights in Tulsa
When: Now-Christmas
Where: All over Tulsa
Good thing there are plenty of ways to see this year's Christmas lights in the Tulsa area, and more than one of them includes cookies and hot chocolate. Check 'em out.

A Song of Winter
When: Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 2pm and 8pm
It's Christmas time in Oklahoma. That means, of course, that it's Christmas time in Indian Country, too. This story of Ebenezer Screech Owl is an opportunity for you and your out-of-town holiday guests to experience comedy and the Christmas season the Indian way. Presented by the American Indian Theatre Company. Tickets are $8.

The Nutcracker
When: Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 2pm and 7pm; Sunday, 2pm
Where: Tulsa PAC, 110 E. Second Street
A true Tulsa tradition, Tulsa Ballet's version of The Nutcracker, which hit the stage of the TPAC in 2003 thanks to choreographer Marcello Angelini, begins with a Christmas party at the Paris Opera House where its artistic director announces the French premier of The Nutcracker. Marie, a young dance student at the Paris Opera School, is captivated and dreams of being a part of it. Tickets start at $15.

A Christmas Carol
When: Friday, 7:30pm; Saturday, 2pm and 7:30pm; Sunday, 2pm
Where: Tulsa PAC, 110 E. Second Street
It's opening weekend for this American Theatre Company production of the Charles Dickens Classic. Tickets are $24.

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge
When: Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 2pm
Where: Sapulpa Community Theatre, 124 S. Water Street
After watching the opening of the classic version of this Christmas classic at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center the night before, challenge your expectations at Sapulpa Community Theatre. Why? Because Scrooge is back to his old ways and has hauled the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future into court. Oh, Scrooge – will you ever learn?

Tulsa Boy Singers Christmas Concerts
When: Friday and Saturday, 7:30pm
Where: Trinity Episcopal Church, 501 S. Cincinnati
If you haven't heard these kids sing, and if you've never been in side Trinity Episcopal downtown, you're in for a double treat this weekend. Tickets are $5.

Scuba Santa
When: Saturday and Sunday, 3:15pm
Where: Oklahoma Aquarium, 300 Aquarium Drive in Jenks
Think Santa can't swim? Think again. In fact, the man in red takes to the sea just as easily as he takes to the sky. He'll be diving into the Coral Reef tank at Oklahoma Aquarium to deliver presents to the fish there on his nice list. He'll be on hand to pose for photos with good boys and girls, too. Scuba Santa dives will be followed by the full feeding in the Reef tank, always a lovely sight to behold.

Arvest Winterfest
When: Now-Jan. 4
Where: Third Street between Denver and Frisco
Wanna see the largest (fake, but still) Christmas tree in the entire state of Oklahoma? Then you've gotta check out the new and improved, second-annual Arvest Winterfest celebration. Get your chance to ice skate outdoors (always an iffy prospect when it comes to Oklahoma winters) on a 60-by-150-foot rink, snag some yummy food, live entertainment, photo ops with the Segway Santa and a carriage ride through the streets of downtown Tulsa. If you miss it this weekend, don't worry. Winterfest continues through Jan. 4. Get a listing of a full months' worth of Winterfest goodness here (PDF).

Bass Pro Shop's Santa's Wonderland
When: Now-Christmas Eve; Monday-Friday, 5-8pm; Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, 1pm-5pm
Where: Bass Pro Shop, 101 Bass Pro Drive in Broken Arrow
Hunt down over 3,500 square feet of holiday magic, all for free. With elves, moving trains, arcades and free crafts every weekend. Kids can even get a photo taken with Santa – for free, of course.

Breakfast with Santa
When: Friday, 9:30am
Where: Whiteside Community Center, 4009 S. Pittsburgh
Join Santa and his helpers for breakfast and parachute games. Bring your camera and snap photos with Santa, and don't forget your goodies on the way out. For ages 2-5 years. Cost is $6.

Peter Mayer in Concert
When: Friday, doors at 6pm, show at 7pm
The lead guitarist, vocalist and song writer for Jimmy Buffett is bringing a line-up of musicians and a set of traditional along with original Christmas tunes to this Tulsa church to kick off the weekend. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for college students, with a $40 max per family.

Christmas Make-and-Take Party
When: Saturday, 10:30am
Where: Whiteside Community Center, 4009 S. Pittsburgh
Craft your way through the holidays. Kids ages 6-12 are welcome to take to the glue and glitter and, after the crafting is complete, the wrapping paper, too. Cost is $15.

Christmas Wonderland Lights Tour
When: Saturday, 6pm
Where: McClure Park, 7440 E Seventh Street
Hop on the bus with a group of fellow Tulsans at McClure and tour T-Town and its surrounding communities looking for the snazziest light displays. Ages 2 and older are welcome. Cost is $15. Pre-register by calling (918)

FaLaLa Ball
When: Saturday, 7pm
Don your gay apparel and join Oklahomans for Equality for this colorful holiday celebration. Don't forget to bring non-perishable food items for St. Jerome's Food Pantry, toiletries for Our House Too and pet food for Friends for Friends.

106.9 K-HITS Jingle Ball
When: Sunday, doors at 6pm, show at 7pm
The precocious, prodigious 15-year-old drummer, guitar, piano and trumpet player Justin Bieber is coming to Tulsa. The show will also feature Bowling For Soup, Kristinia DeBarge, Push Play, Jaicko and Priscilla Renea. Tickets start at $25.


Circle Cinema

When: Opens Friday
From Yahoo! Movies: The director of Terminator and Titanic brings this latest sci-fi epic, a reluctant human hero fights to save the alien world he has learned to call home. Rated PG-13.

Did You Hear About The Morgans?
When: Opens Friday
From Yahoo! Movies: Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant are a Manhattan couple who are sent to hide in small-town Wyoming after they witness a murder. PG-13.

When: Opens Friday
Where: Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis Ave.
Madeleine, a New York gallerist falls for Adrian, a composer whose work calls for paper crumpling, glass breaking and bucket kicking. Problem is, Adrian's brother creates commercial art work, the financial backbone of Madeleine's gallery, that is sold to corporate clients out of the gallery's back room. Rated R.

Free Kids' Christmas Films
When: Saturday, 11am
Where: Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis Ave.
Grab the kids and catch a free showing of Christmas Story, thanks to the kind folks at Kids First and Ziegler's Art and Frame.

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