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Howdy friends and welcome to this episode of Weekend Plans in Tulsa and OKC – Friday the 13th Edition. In this episode, we’ll be talking about all of the fall festivities happening from Friday, October 13th, 2017 through Sunday the 15th.

Before we kick things off, I wanted to let you know that this episode and all of the others episodes of Weekend Plans is brought to by your friends at OakTree Staffing & Training. Whether you’re looking for your next big career move, to expand your own team, or to provide training for the team you currently have, OakTree has your back. OakTree is also pleased to let you know about their professional payroll solutions for your organization as well as training room rentals. Learn more about all of these services at oaktreestaffing.com. Ok, let’s get on with the show.

Starting in Tulsa with events happening all or most of the weekend, it’s a good weekend for geeks in Tulsa (present party included).
All weekend long, make sure to check out the XPO Game Festival 2017 at the Cox Business Center. This event brings together gamers, developers, and enthusiasts for panels, gaming competitions, and even a retro gaming lounge. Learn more at xpotulsa.com.

The pop culture fun doesn’t stop there! Put on your best Wonder Woman costume and come down to the Tulsa Pop Culture Expo at the Wyndham Hotel at 10919 E 41st Street. This event will feature all sorts of cosplay along with screenings of Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Guardians of the Galaxy, along with panels, booths, and contests. Meet and greet with John Anderson, Justin Nimmo, Tom Waite and Chase Masterson. Get the whole scoop at t-popexpo.com

If it’s films you’re into, the Tulsa American Film Festival at Circle Cinema is your spot for some of the greatest Native America, Latino, and Oklahoma-based student filmmakers. Enjoy panel talks from film professionals and after parties for feature films. Additional info is available at tulsaamericanfilmfest.com.
This Friday, the Tulsa Oilers Hockey team take on the Kansas City Mavericks at the BOK Center. Learn more at tulsaoilers.com.

The Guthrie Green gets spooky this Friday the 13th with a showing of, you guessed it, Friday the 13th. The show starts at 8:30 pm.

For some athleticism for a good cause, runners can start their Saturday morning in Owasso for the Hance Henrie Memorial Run, a run part of the Tulsa Run Series. This run memorializes the late Owasso college student and runner Hance Henrie who was tragically killed by a drunk driver. This run benefits LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma. The run features a fun run, 5k, 10k, and 15k pumpkin challenge. The run begins at First United Methodist Church at 106th and Highway 169 with sign up at 7:30 am. Learn more about LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma at LifeShareOK.org.

More movement for another good cause is the Walk to Defeat ALS walk at the Guthrie Green. This walk benefits the ALS Association. Sign up starts at the Guthrie Green at 8 am with the walk starting at 9:30 am.
Explore Downtown Tulsa from a historical perspective this Saturday with the Second Saturday Architecture Tour this Saturday at 10am. This month’s theme is Modernism. Learn all about some Tulsa’s most notable structures at a leisurely pace. Learn more or sign up at tulsaarchitecture.org.

For some great music inspired by a late Tulsa music legend, enjoy Tom Skinner Skyline Music Festival this Sunday at The Mercury Lounge and the Shrine. Both venues will feature artists inspired by Skinner including Mike McClure Band, Annie Oakley, Desi & Cody, Jacob Tovar, Grazzhopper, and many many others. The tunes start at around 3 pm and continue into the evening. See the full lineup at reddirtrelieffund.org/skyline.

Just following the high holidays, experience Jewish culture this Sunday at the Shalom Fest at Temple Israel right next to Utica Square. Enjoy cultural food, music, and learn all about Jewish life in Tulsa. Learn more at templetulsa.com.

For music in Tulsa this weekend, enjoy:
– the Combsy album release featuring Lauren Barth, Brian Haas and Annie Ellicott at Fassler Hall
– KALO at the Mercury Lounge
– Dylan Stewart w/ Buffalo Rogers at The Colony
– Borgore at Cain’s Ballroom
– Jack Ketch And the Bilge Rat Bastards at the Vanguard
– Sons of the Dust at Soul City
– El Dub at Blackbird on Pearl
– Freakjuice at Mercury Lounge
– Hughes & The Springfield Two at George’s Pub in Jenks, OK
– Kalyn Fay Band with Lauren Barth at the Colony
– St. Paul & The Broken Bones at Cain’s Ballroom
– Kidz Bop at the BOK Events Center
– Dead Metal Society at the Vanguard
– Unwed Sailor with Holy Void at the Yeti
Paul Benjamin’s Sunday Nite Thing

Let’s see what’s happening in Oklahoma City this weekend.
It wouldn’t be October without Pumpkinville at the Botanical Gardens. Running through the 22nd daily, bring the kids and experience the garden’s autumn transformation with a hay bale maze, pumpkin decorating, cider pressing, and even ghost stories. Learn more at oklahomacitybotanicalgardens.com.

The fall festivities continue with yet another Oklahoma City fright (feel free to consult last week’s episode for more spook houses running throughout the month). Get scared at the Terror on 10th Street Haunted House. Gets your nerves delightfully rattled. Learn all about it at facebook.com/terroron10thstreet — with “10” written numerically.

Attention cat lovers as this weekend is the Red River Rascal Cat Show this Saturday and Sunday at the Biltmore Hotel at 401 S Meridian Ave. See all sorts of different cat breeds square off in competition — doing what, I’m not really sure. Can you make a cat do anything? Anyways, you can learn more at redriverrascals.weebly.com.

Do you like to laugh? Do you like the OKC Thunder? Well, enjoy some aspects of both at Russell Westbrook & Demetrius “Juice” Deason present the “Why Not?” Comedy Show at the Tower Theatre this Friday night. Get the full line up at towertheatreokc.com.

For some music this weekend in OKC, enjoy sounds of St. Paul & The Broken Bones at The Jones Assembly and Mastodon at Diamond Ballroom.

Just to let you, friends – this episode only exists thanks to OakTree Staffing & Training in Tulsa, OK. Whether you need help finding the next job of your dreams, finding the worker of your dreams for your team, and getting your team the training of their dreams, OakTree is here for you. Check them out and chat with them at oaktreestaffing.com.

My name is Ken Lane and I hope you have a fantastic weekend.

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