Thursday, October 8, 2009

Rain, Rain Go Away...Don't Spoil the Weekend for Tulsa!

Well, guys & gals, according to the weather forecast it's going to be rainy and getting colder as we head in to the weekend!  So get out your umbrellas and parkas, because there's lots to do, rain or shine!

Little Black Dress - is a having a special 1 year anniversary party starting at 6pm.
Rock the 918 -  A battle of six local bands featuring members of the health care field, and Tulsa's Young Professionals will be competing for People's Choice & Judge's Choice at Cain's, starting at 7pm. Proceeds benefit the United Way and Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Oklahoma.  Tickets are $8, and fans can vote at the event for $2 per vote.
Also going on, the Rocky Horror Cast photo shoot (for the Oct. 29th cover of Urban Tulsa) and cast party at The Hunt Club.
Don't forget, this is the Fair's Final Weekend now through Sunday! The Blue Oyster Cult will be giving a free concert tonight (moved indoors because of the weather) starting at 8pm., plus get $3 off gate admission tonight with coupon from Tulsa World.  Be sure and catch the fair before it blows out of town on Monday!

Friday & Saturday:
3rd Annual Indie Emporium - at the VFW on Sixth St. Featuring over 40 of the hippest local craft vendors, make & take crafting stations, a fine arts gallery, workshops, demos, a fashion show of handmade clothing and accessories, music, food and more!  The Emporium will also be holding a canned food drive for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, as well as a silent auction with proceeds benefitting the Food Bank. Tickets are only $8, and on Friday from 7-10 the first 50 guests will receive a free tote bag filled with "goodies"!

The first annual RiverRush - celebrating 35 years of the River Parks includes a 5k run, a 1km fun run, an activity expo showcasing all the recreation and entertainment River Parks has to offer (all starting at 7:30am), a gala dinner at 6pm on the lawn of Tulsa's historic Blair Estate, and closing the evening, a concert by Grammy award winner Joss Stone at 9pm!  (Due to the weather, all events except for the run have been moved to the BOK.)
Green Country Wine Festival - 10am-6pm, at Stone Bluff Cellars in Haskell. Admission is only $5, and wine tasting kits are $10 and include a commemorative glass, or individual tastes are $1.  The 10th annual festival will not only feature award-winning wine, wine tasting & winery tours, but also fabulous food, live music, arts & crafts vendors, and a children’s area!
2nd Annual Great Sand Springs Downhill Soap Box Derby Race - Downtown Sand Springs, starting at 9am.  Watch as over 100 gravity race cars compete down Main Street!  Kids' activities and a pumpkin patch, as well as a book fair at the high school will be there - best of all, everything is free!
Peace, Love and Chili - Blake Park, Fort Gibson Lake. A kids' fishing derby kicks off this free event at 7:30am, followed by 24 varieties of chili competing, with entertainment, music, food, and more!  Taster kits are only $5, which includes a burger and chips.
3rd Annual KiteFest will be held at 4295 S. Garnett, 11am-3pm.  The free event will be held rain or shine and includes a free kite for the first 500 kids, or you can fly your own! The Tulsa Windriders will be performing kite stunts and aerobatics, there will be radio controlled plane demos, kites and food available for purchase, music, and much more!  Did I mention all this was free?  What a great family event!
Top of the Hill Car & Craft Show - Chandler Park, 9am-4pm.  Featuring cars, crafts, a car parts swap meet, food, music and door prizes!

More art stuff this weekend:
Art on Main - Jenks, Saturday 10am-6pm.  Free event will feature over 100 artists showcasing a variety of mediums and Oklahoma wineries offering samples! Live music and a kids art area will also be on hand.
Free Second Saturday at the Philbrook - Saturday, 10:30am-4pm.  Free admission, and lots of stuff for the kids!
Sat & Sun: 4th Annual Cherokee Art Market - at the Hard Rock, free event features works on display and for sale by more than 150 Native American artists as well as a youth competition.
Speaking of art, last weekend Tulsa GlassBlowing held classes on creating your own glass pumpkin (they'll be doing it again Oct. 31st!).  This weekend, the Living Arts will hold a skeleton making workshop!  For only $20, you can build and paint your very own paper-mache skeleton for the Nov. 1st Day of the Dead Arts Festival!  To register call 918-585-1234.

And now two words:  Holiday Shopping!  Yes, it's that time of year again folks!  The countdown to Christmas is ON!  Only 76 days left, why not get a head start on finding some great xmas presents at these events:
Buddy LaFortune Community Center Fall Cleaning Rummage Sale - LaFortune Park, 8am-2pm.  You never know what you might find here, admission is free!
Junior League of Tulsa's Holiday Market - through Sunday, at the UMAC on South Mingo. More than 75 merchants from around the country will be there to satisfy your holiday shopping needs in just about every category! General admission is only $5 for the entire weekend!

Saturday and Sunday: 
WWII Warbird Weekend at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum:  Featuring fly-bys and aircraft on display.  On Sunday, there will be a Concert on the Lawn.  Bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the Tulsa Praise Orchestra performing patriotic music while watching vintage aircraft take to the sunset sky!  Events are included with museum admission and are good both days.

Tulsa Photo Group Walk - 5-7pm, starting at 324 E. 1st St., Grab your camera and meet up with other local photographers, snap some sunset skyline pics downtown during this free group walk.  What a great way to end the weekend!!

Bundle up, stay dry, most of all, have a GREAT weekend and I'll see you around T-Town!!  :)

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