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Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of Weekend Plans in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. In this episode, we’ll be telling you all about how you can stay busy the weekend of December 8th through the 10th. Before we get started, I just wanted to let you know that this program is brought to you by OakTree Staffing & Training. Whether what you want this holiday season is an amazing new career opportunity or Microsoft certified IT training for your team, OakTree is your one-stop shop. You can learn more and reach out to your friends at OakTree by visiting www.oaktreestaffing.com. Don’t forget to Like them on Facebook as well as follow them on Twitter. Ok, that’s enough of that — let’s get started!

It’s going to be a tad chilly this weekend, but your family can stay warm with the great holiday shows at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Included in this weekend’s lineup are A Christmas Carol which runs Friday through Sunday as well as The Nutcracker which runs Saturday and Sunday. Times and additional information can be found at http://www.tulsapac.com

If regular Christmas lights make you yawn, prepare to be wowed by the Lantern Light Festival happening at the River West Festival Park. All sorts of illuminated lanterns of every shape, size, and color will be on display from now until January 14th. Learn more at http://lanternlightfestival.com/tulsa/.

For agricultural enthusiasts, make sure to check out the Tulsa Farm Show happening through Saturday at the Tulsa Expo Square with more information at http://www.tulsafarmshow.com/

Following that at the same location will be the Tulsa Holiday Market running through Sunday. You can learn all about that at http://www.jltulsa.org/fundraisers/holiday-market

Make your season bright this weekend with the Tulsa Christmas Parade happening in Downtown Tulsa this Saturday starting at around 2 pm. Map out your spot with the parade route that you can find at http://tulsachristmasparade.org/

For the motorcycle enthusiast with a heart of gold, the Tulsa Toy run will be running this Sunday from the Tulsa Expo Square through to the Blue Dome District to make their donations. Get all of the details at  http://abateoftulsa.com

For some live music in Tulsa in this weekend,
Friday:
– Whey Jennings & The Unwanted w/ Jake Flint Band at the Shrine
– Don White Band at the Colony
– Dustin Arbuckle and the Damn Nations at Soul City
– JT and the DirtboxWailers at Hunt Club
Saturday:
– Deerpaw at the VFW Centennial Lounge
– Straight Shot at the Hunt Club
– Hughes & The Springfield Two at George’s Pub in Jenks
– Chris Lee Becker’s Imaginary Friends at the Colony
– Pilgrim at Soul City
– Brujoroots and Danner Party at Blackbird on Pearl
– Patrick Sweany at Mercury Lounge
– Cody Johnson at the Expo Square
Sunday:
– Paul Benjaman’s Sunday Nite Thing at the Colony
– Seether at Cain’s Ballroom

Don’t worry, Oklahoma City folks — we haven’t forgotten about you and here are some events you won’t want to miss.
Running now until Christmas Even, the Lyric Theatre Presents “A Christmas Carol” at the Plaza Theatre. Get showtimes and ticket information at http://lyrictheatreokc.com/

If a more Broadway-style show is up your alley, don’t miss “Home For The Holidays” at the OCU Kirkpatrick Auditorium at Oklahoma City University. Learn more at https://www.okcu.edu/dance/performance/homeholidays

It wouldn’t be the Christmas season without the Nutcracker and OKC has a performance for everyone. Starting with the classic, the Oklahoma City Ballet is bringing The Nutcracker to the OKC Civic Center December 9th through the 19th. To learn more, visit https://www.okcciviccenter.com/.

If that version isn’t as up your alley, the RACE Dance Company will be performing Hip Hop Nutcracker from December 8th & 9th at the OCCC Performing and Visual Arts Center. Get the details on that show at

RACE Dance Company presents: Hip Hop Nutcracker
Dec 08, 2017 to Dec 09, 2017
OCCC Performing and Visual Arts Center
http://www.racedance.com/

Friday:

Animaniacs Live! in Concert
Dec 08, 2017
Tower Theatre
https://towertheatreokc.com/

Music:
Friday:
Bobby Bones & the Raging Idiots at Diamond Ballroom

Saturday:
Lady Gaga at the Chesapeake Energy Arena

Sunday:
Candy Cane Christmas Concert at the American Banjo Museum
Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Chesapeake Energy Arena

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