Hey, friends and welcome to another episode of Weekend Plans in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. In this episode, we’ll be discussing some events happening in Tulsa and Oklahoma City for the weekend of November 10th through the 12th in 2017.
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On Saturday afternoon at the Guthrie Green, bring out the kiddos to enjoy Superkids! Heroes and Villians! (I had to say it with excitement because the exclamation points are written in there.) Children, as well as children-at-heart, are encouraged to come to the green dressed as their favorite superheroes for a super-themed afternoon with activities, entertainment, physical challenge courses, and more. This event is Saturday afternoon at 1 pm at the Guthrie Green. Learn more at www.guthriegreen.com.
If you still have some energy but are ready for an adult beverage or two, head a few blocks from the Green over to the 2017 McNellie’s Pub Run. From 3 pm to 8 pm, run through beautiful downtown Tulsa with a bunch of other people who had the bright idea to make beer stops throughout the run. Registration includes a long sleeve tech shirt, two free beers at the finish line, a bag filled with sponsor swag and a super special finisher medal. Learn more and register at www.fleetfeettulsa.com.
To get your fill of music as well as a chili, this weekend’s Rock n’ Folk n’ Chili Cookoff is happening at Cain’s Ballroom this Saturday from 5:30-11:30 pm. Experience the music of some local favorites including, but not limited to John Fullbright. Paul Benjaman, Mike Dee & Stone Trio, Combsy, Jared Tyler, Carter Sampson, and many others. While you’re stuffing your ears, stuff your face with all-you-can-eat chili from some of Tulsa’s best eateries — including vegetarian and gluten-free varieties. Tickets run from $12-$20 dollars with kids under 12 attending for free. For more information or tickets, head over to www.cainsballroom.com.
Keep the music flowing this weekend by catching Meccore Quarter, a mesmerizing string ensemble, at the John H. Williams Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. The show is brought to your by Chamber Music Tulsa and will begin at 3 pm. Learn more at www.tulsapac.com.
For some additional music all weekend long:
– Air 1 Positive Hits Tour at the BOK Events Center
– The Grits at Mercury Lounge
– Bandelier with Smoochie Wallus at the Colony
– Jack Kerowax at the Vanguard
– Mark Gibson at Soul City
– The Devilish 3 at the Mercury Lounge
– Nature & Madness, Kalyn Fay at the Colony
– Nothing Left at the Vanguard
– Hughes & The Springfield Two at George’s Pub in Jenks
– Paul Benjaman’s Sunday Nite Thing at the Colony
– Tim Shadley Trio with Ashlee Elmore at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame
Venturing down to Oklahoma City for the weekend, we’ll start with a few events happening the entire weekend including OKC Broadway Presents: Rent. All weekend long, the hit musical will be performed at the Civic Center Music Hall. To find a show that fits your schedule, visit www.okcbroadway.com.
To get some of your holiday shopping knocked out, head over to the Cox Convention Center for the Mistletoe Market. There will be all sorts of vendors present. The event runs through Saturday with additional information available www.jloc.org.
Now that baseball is officially kaput for the season, Oklahoma City has more basketball than you can shake a stick at with two Oklahoma City Thunder Games at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Friday night, catch Thunder as they square off against the LA Clippers and then on Sunday, they face the Dallas Mavericks. For more information, head on over to www.nba.com/thunder.
For Harry Potter fans in the 405, head down to Western Ave this Sunday for Wizards on Western — a celebration of all things Harry Potter. Take a swig of butter beer and let the sorting hat pick your house. Learn more about fun at wizardsonwestern.com.
To hear some music this weekend, start out this Friday night with:
– Los Lobos at Tower Theatre
– Dustin Lynch at the Diamond Ballroom
– Peelander-Z at the Opolis
– Rainbows Are Free at Tower Theatre
– Trip Lee at Tower Theatre
As just a reminder of the good folks who allow for this podcast to continue, here’s a big thanks to OakTree Staffing & Training. Whether “find a new awesome job” is on your to-do list or you have a few team members who need Microsoft-certified training, the good people at OakTree Staffing & Training are excited to smooth out the process. Learn more about OakTree and drop a line at www.oaktreestaffing.com. Until next weekend, my name is Ken Lane and I hope you have a terrific weekend.