Weekend Plans in Tulsa – Feb 8-11, 2018 [Podcast]

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Greetings friends. This is Ken again from OakTree Staffing & Training to bring you Weekend Plans in Tulsa — your commute-length weekend events podcast for T-Town. This episode, I’ll be letting you know what’s happening the weekend of February 8th through the 11th.

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Ok, let’s start this week’s show starting with events running all or most of the weekend. For fans of the theatre, don’t miss The Crucible being performed at the Henthorn Performing Arts Center by the Clark Youth Theatre. It’s got everything — a period piece, accusations of witchcraft, the Red Scare , I could keep going. Learn more about it and show times at http://www.clarkyouththeatre.com/

Ballet fans and Gershwinites unite for “Strictly Gershwin” at the Tulsa PAC. Over 40 ballet dancers, 14 tap dancers, 45 musicians, four singers, all packed onto one stage. Take a date or the kids and make a night of it. Learn more at http://tulsaballet.org/

Still somewhat in the Tulsa area is the The Greater Tulsa Indian Art Festival in Glenpool this weekend. This is the largest inter-tribal art show in the area with exhibitions, traditional dancing, story telling, and a a tribal language symposium. This is at the Glenpool Conference Center with more information at http://tulsaindianartfestival.com

Simplify your weekend with simple pleasures — yep, I’m talking about model trains at the Great Train Show. Hundreds of model trains will be on display with everything you could need for your train set for sale at the Expo Square – River Spirit Expo. Full steam ahead at http://trainshow.com/tulsa/

While dad and the kids are having fun watching trains fly around the track, mom and the ladies can hit up the Women’s Living Expo right next door also at Expo Square. Enjoy a weekend of food, fashion, and fun with special guests including MasterChef champion Shaun O’Neale and Louis Van Amstel of Dancing with the Stars. Get the full scoop at http://www.womenslivingexpo.com/Tulsa2018/

For events happening on Saturday, Bob Dylan fans, eat your heart out at Dylan in the Classroom hosted by the University of Tulsa’s new Institute for Bob Dylan Studies. Yep, that’s a real thing. This event will draw together scholars, teachers, and museum directors to explore the ways in which both Dylan’s music—and popular music more generally—can be successfully taught and studied from elementary classrooms through high school and college. This event will be at the Gilcrease Museum with more info at https://calendar.utulsa.edu/

For your favorite fairly clean comedian, enjoy Jim Gaffigan this Saturday night at the River Spirit Casino.

Hey, have you even had the desire to dress like a child and then drink in public? Yeah, me either, but for those who do, you can attend the Onesie Pub Crawl this Saturday. Jump into your footie pajamas and hit the town. Stops include Inner Circle, The Hunt Club, Soundpony, and Yeti. Tickets include one drink at each venue. Learn more more at http://www.facebook.com/TulsaSocialSports/

On Sunday, prepare to be amazed by the talented feats of the Harlem Globetrotters as they come to the BOK Center. More info can be found at http://bokcenter.com


– The Begonias at Soul City
– Shane Smith and the Saints at Mercury Lounge
– The Soup Kitchen at the Colony
– Demun Jones & Dixie Wrecked at the Vanguard
– Branjae at Lefty’s On Greenwood
– Chocolate Proclamation Party at Soundpony
– Clay Aery and Tyler Brant at the Hunt Club
– Raw Space and Hey Jellie at the Yeti

– JT and the Dirtbox Wailers at the Hunt Club
– Blackberry Smoke at Cain’s Ballroom
– Reed Turchi at the Woody Guthrie Center
– Josh Ricks, Rachel Bachman, Adrienne Rosie Gilley at the VFW Centennial Lounge
– Cary Morin, Jesse Aycock & Lauren Barth at Soul City
– Assassin at the IDL Ballroom
– The Feelers at Lefty’s On Greenwood
– Ryan McLaughlin at Beehive Lounge
– Net, Teenage Self and Tight Rope at Mercury Lounge
– Chris Blevins and the Tanner Miller Band the Colony

– Briana Wright at The Colony
– The Percolaters at Lefty’s On Greenwood
– Golden Ones and Carlton Hesston at Josey Records
– The Grits and Unkle Funkus at the Mercury Lounge

– Mike Cameron Collective at East Village Bohemian Pizzeria
– Brandon Clark at Mercury Lounge
– Dan Martin at Tin Dog Saloon
– The Mules, Rock Botton String Band, Jillian Holzbauer at the Yeti
– Paul Benjaman’s Sunday Nite Thing at the Colony


Weekend Plans in Tulsa for Jan 25-28, 2018 [Podcast]

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Hello once again friends and welcome to Weekend Plans in Tulsa – your commute-length podcast to let you know what is happening this weekend in T-town. Before we get started, I’d like to give a big fat thank you to OakTree Staffing & Training (as well as a short little plug — don’t worry, you’ll hardly notice it) for making this show possible. If you absolutely hate, hate, hate job hunting, heck, the friendly career professionals at OakTree will pretty much do it for you while helping you get put your best foot forward into a great new position. If you’re in an awesome job already, but feel that your team could use some additional IT training, OakTree can help you out. Is your company a Microsoft customer? Ask OakTree how you can take Microsoft training for absolutely free. Reach out and learn more at https://www.oaktreestaffing.com/. Also, if you missed some detail in this show, the full transcript along with associated links to events can be found at https://www.oaktreestaffing.com/blog.

See, that wasn’t too bad, right? I mean, you’re still here. Let’s talk about the weekend of January 25th through the 28th in Tulsa, Oklahoma — starting with events taking place all weekend long.
For a trip to the Tulsa PAC, enjoy “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” — a show that won a Tony in 2014 for Best Musical. Reviewers say they’ve never laughed harder in a Broadway musical before. If you’re more in a ballet mood, the Aspen Sante Fe Ballet will be performing this weekend at the PAC as well. For more information on either of these shows, head over to http://www.tulsapac.com

From ballet slippers to boxing gloves, also happening throughout this weekend is the Oklahoma Golden Gloves State Championship at the Greenwood Cultural Center. Male and female amateur boxers ranging from ages 17 to 40 from all over Oklahoma will duke it out in each weight division. Winners will advance to the regional tournament. For additional information, head over to http://www.engineroomboxing.com or

For green thumbs and wannabes in Tulsa, the Green Country Home & Garden Show will be taking place this weekend at the Tulsa Fairgrounds. You can learn all about the show at http://www.coxradiotulsa.com/

For chamber music fans, I was going to tell you all about Fridays In The Loft with at the Fly Loft presented by the Tulsa Symphony, but they sold out! It must be good. Find out details on upcoming concerts at https://tulsasymphony.org.

Moving on, this Saturday, the Society of Women Engineers will be holding a hands-on look-and-learn at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center. Girls in grades 6 through 8th will work with members of the organization on projects, make new friends, and ask questions of real-life woman engineers. For additional details, visit http://swe.org.

While the ladies on figuring out how to engineer the future, the fellas can watch it be torn apart at the Tulsa Winter Nationals Monster Truck Showdown happening Saturday at Tulsa Expo Square. I mean, ladies can attend this one too, but…well…nevermind. You can learn all about it at http://www.exposquare.com/

This Sunday afternoon is a real treat for music lovers as they experience Ensemble 4.1 — a very unique German quintet c omprised of piano, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn players playing what can be called the “B-sides” of Mozart, Beethoven, and many others. The concert will be happening at 3pm at the Tulsa PAC. Additional information is available at http://www.tulsapac.com.

For music running from this Thursdays, January 25th through Sunday the 28th, we have something for everyone, so listen carefully.

Thursday – Jan 25:
– Bria & Joey at the Hunt Club
– Paul Benjamin at Mercury Lounge
– The Soup Kitchen w/Dane Arnold at the Colony
– The Begonias at Soul City
– Piece of Mind, Orthodox, Shame, Agony and Give Way at Vanguard
– Vagittarius, Carlton Hesston, and Joe Myside at Soundpony

Friday – Jan 26:
– Emily Chambers at the Mercury Lounge
– American Shadows with Golden Ones at The Colony
– No Parking Season 3 at Soundpony
– Smoochie Wallus at Lefty’s On Greenwood
– The Tiptons and Trett Charles at Blackbird on Pearl
– Follow the Buzzards at the VFW Centennial Lounge
– The Dischord, Stinky Gringos and The Beaten Daylights at the Yeti
– Susan Herndon at Soul City
– Dante and the Hawks at The Hunt Club
– Smile Empty Soul, Stella Lost, Wither, and Hadsome Sinners The Vanguard
– Ryan McLaughlin at the Woody Guthrie Center
– Dean DeMerritt and Sean Al Jibouri at Bistro at Seville
– Cassie Latshaw CD Release Party at The Venue Shrine

Saturday – Jan 27:
– Marilyn Manson at the Brady Theatre
– Seth Lee Jones at the Mercury Lounge
– Joe Mack & Carter Sampson Band at the Colony
– Faye Moffett at Lefty’s On Greenwood
– The Classless at the Yeti
– Lindsey Friend at Lot No. 6
– Beau Jennings and John Calvin Abney at the Wood Guthrie Center
– Deerpaw at the VFW Centennial Lounge
– Robert Hoefling and Family at Blackbird on Pearl
– Dead Metal Society at The Vanguard
– Pleasuredome at Soundpong
– November at The Hunt Club

Sunday – Jan 28:
– WinterJam Fest at the BOK Event Center
– Mike Cameron Collective a East Village Bohemian Pizzeria
– Bruner and Eicher at Soul City
– Embracer, Downward, Postparty and Carvist at The Vanguard
– Brandon Clark at Mercury Lounge
– Paul Benjaman’s Sunday Nite Thing at The Colony

That’s about all we have for this episode of Weekend Plans in Tulsa — brought to you by OakTree Staffing & Training. Again, for a full transcript of this podcast, head over to https://www.oaktreestaffing.com/blog.

I’m Ken Lane and I hope you have an incredible weekend.


Bad Employee References And How To Give Them [In 4 Steps]

Let’s a paint a familiar scenario: You’re a mid-level employee for a fairly established company. You pride yourself on being a punctual, cordial, and skilled employee who delights in a job well done. Despite this, a colleague of yours has no such pride. They are frequently late, their work lacks quality, and their attitude could use some adjustment. Plainly put, while you smile and greet them in the morning, you have Force-choked them like Darth Vadar many times in your mind.