Hello and welcome to this episode of Weekend Plans in Tulsa & OKC. I’m Ken Lane. This week, we’ll be looking at some events unique to this weekend, October 20th through the 22nd, 2017.
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Starting with an event happening all weekend long in Tulsa, we hope you’re ready for the Linde Oktoberfest. This is the big daddy Oktoberfest in Tulsa at the River West Festival Park equipped with imported beer, wine, and all sorts of fun ala Deutschland. Also, stop by the markets for authentic German goods and update your stein collection. The fun runs through Sunday and you can find out more at tulsaoktoberfest.org.
This Friday, the Nimrod Write Night is where the area’s published and aspiring writers can come together. Acclaimed authors Laura van den Berg and Jericho Brown will be in attendance and present for panel discussions with many others. All of these festivities will be taking place at the Tulsa Garden Center with more information at nimrod.utulsa.edu.
Also happening on Friday evening is a performance of “Faust” – the acclaimed piece for composer Charles Gounod at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm. For more fun at the PAC — on Saturday and Sunday night, enjoy “Fun Home” – a broadway play based on the 2006 graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. For more information these shows and others, visit tulsapac.com.
Starting on Sunday and going through the 25th is the Oklahoma Jewish Film Festival at Circle Cinema. This festival is presented by the Jewish Federation of Tulsa and explores Jewish culture through film. For full list of showtimes and rundowns, head over to circlecinema.com.
To get your live music in Tulsa this weekend here’s just a sampling of what you have in store:
– Josh Abbott Band at Cain’s Ballroom
– Dane Arnold and the Soup the Colony
– Nic Armstrong and The Thieves at Mercury Lounge
– Sons of the Dust at Blackbird On Pearl
– The Weekend at the BOK Center
– Damion Shade, Marie Curie & Petty Fox at the Colony
– Drugstore Gypsies at Mercury Lounge
– Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots at Brady Theater
– Red Dirt Rangers, Burney Sisters and Seven Feathers at Guthrie Green starting at 2:30 pm
– Paul Benjamin’s Sunday Nite Thing at The Colony
– The Ghost of Paul Revere at the Vanguard
For some events unique to this weekend happening in Oklahoma City, all weekend, the Oklahoma City Ballet will be performing the classic Swan Lake. Set to score by Tchaikovsky performed by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, this ballet standard is one you and your family won’t want to miss. For more information, visit okcballet.org.
Shifting gears a bit, the OKC Thunder will face the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Chesapeake Energy Arena this Saturday night. For more, visit okcthunder.com.
For some great tunes in the 405, the Turnpike Troubadours will be at the Criterion on Friday night. Saturday night will be a tough decision between the Beach Boys at the Riverwind Casino in Norman or John Fullbright at the Blue Door.
Make sure you stay tuned to next weekend’s show as we’ll be bringing you the most spooktacular events that Tulsa and Oklahoma City have to offer.
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Until next Tuesday, I’m Ken Lane and I hope you have a fantastic weekend.