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Welcome one and all to this week’s edition of Weekend Plans in Tulsa & OKC for the weekend of December 1st through the 3rd. It’s hard to believe that December is already upon us and there is so much to do! Before we get into all of that, I just need to let you know that this episode is brought to you by OakTree Staffing & Training in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Whether you’re asking Santa Claus or Hannukkah Harry for a new job this holiday season or you’re looking to get your team started next year on the right foot with Microsoft Certified training, OakTree has you covered. To learn more or even chat live during business hours, you can log on to www.oaktreestaffing.com. Without further ado, let’s hop into the weekend.
There are tons of holiday-themed events happening the entire month and I’m going to rattle this off here. If you would like to find a hyperlink to any of these events, simply find this episode at www.oaktreestaffing.com/blog to get connected. Here we go!
Mr. Kringle will be in Tulsa now through Christmas at the Promenade Mall in Kringle’s Christmas Land. Learn more at www.kringleschristmasland.com/.
For some terrific outdoor holiday outings, don’t miss the Philbrook Festival at the Philbrook Museum of Art now through the end of the year. More can be found at http://festival.philbrook.org.
Get ready to skate and wander downtown at Tulsa Winterfest which will be happening now through January 2th. Learn more at http://tulsawinterfest.com/.
For a gorgeous Chinese-themed holiday event, the Lantern Light Festival will be the River West Festival Park from this Friday till January 14th. Enjoy Chinese lanterns in every size, shape, and color along with Chinese cuisine, acrobatic performances, music, and even a 400-foot-long dragon! Learn more at http://lanternlightfestival.com/tulsa/.
Moving on from the holiday festivities, don’t miss this month’s First Friday Art Crawl in the Tulsa Arts District (which was formally the Brady Arts District). Artists, musicians, and other vendors will be out and about, so don’t miss that. Learn about it all at http://thetulsaartsdistrict.org/
Wrapping up No Shave November, enjoy the Mustache Dash 5k at Mohawk Park this Saturday morning. Sport your best beard, you most masculine mustache, or even fake facial fur is allowed as well. Sign up online at https://runsignup.com/Race/OK/Tulsa/MustacheDashACS — again, you can see all of these links at www.oaktreestaffing.com/blog.
For music this weekend in Tulsa, let’s start in Tulsa with:
John Moreland at Cain’s Ballroom
Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith at the BOK Event Center
Gypsy Twang & Then There Were Two at The Colony
Jack Russell’s GREAT WHITE w. Lita Ford at the IDL Ballroom
Hosty at The Hunt Club
Hard Candy Christmas Show at Mercury Lounge
On Saturday, enjoy:
Brujo Roots w/Dane Arnold & The Soup at The Colony
The Riverfield Rocks Benefit Concert at Cain’s Ballroom
Jake Flint at Blackbird on Pearl
Erin O’Dowd CD Release Party at The Hunt Club
The Black Lilies at the Mercury Lounge
Mark Gibson at Guthrie Green
Lindsey Stirling at the BOK Event Center
Wrapping up the weekend on Sunday, check out:
Stinky Gringos & The Stylees at The Hunt Club
Brandon Clark at the Mercury Lounge
Paul Benjaman’s Sunday Nite Thing at the Colony
Heading down to Oklahoma City, we’re about to let you know about all kinds of holiday hangouts starting with Downtown in December running now until January 5th. Enjoy the lights, water taxis up and down the Bricktown Canal, outdoor ice skating, and much more. Learn more at http://www.downtownindecember.com/.
Get in touch with nature this holiday season down at the Red Earth Art Center’s Red Earth Treefest. This holiday gathering will feature 25 Christmas trees adorned with handmade ornaments from different native cultures in Oklahoma. This event runs until January 5th and you can learn all about it at http://www.redearth.org/.
Step into a winter wonderland this season with the North Pole Adventure. Check out the 20,000 square feet of a true winter village including Santa’s Post Office, Elf University, Mrs. Claus Kitchen, Santa’s Workshop, the Elf Club, the Reindeer Barn, and much more. This event runs now through Christmas Eve. Learn more at http://www.northpoleadventure.org/.
This Friday’s Art Walk of the Paseo will bring the whole family holiday joy as you enjoy all kinds of art galleries, shops and other winter pleasantries. Learn more at http://www.thepaseo.org/
If you’re not one for the cold, the heat is on the courst this Friday night as the OKC Blue take on the Salt Lake City Stars at the Cox Convention Center. Learn more at http://oklahomacity.dleague.nba.com/.
If you’d like to see the usual Thunder in action, they will facing the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Learn more at http://www.okcthunder.com/.
For some music this weekend in OKC, Saturday offers a good amount of variety as R Kelly will be at the Criterion, Papa Roach along with Falling In Reverse will be at the Diamond Ballroom and the acclaimed John Moreland will at Tower Theatre.
That’s all we have for you this week. If you know of any events you’d like us to mention for next week, let us know on Facebook or Twitter. Again, every link mentioned is hyperlinked on our blog page at www.oaktreestaffing.com/blog. Until next time, my name is Ken and I hope you have a fantastic weekend.