Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Your Thanksgiving & Holiday Weekend Roll Out, Tulsa!

Yes, it's that time again, Pilgrims.  That once a year when families unite, birds are stuffed, fixings and trimmings and dressings are thrown together before we commence the BIG FEAST, otherwise known as Thanksgiving!  My mouth is already watering with anticipation!  How will you be celebrating this year?  Waking up to Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, (marking the start of the holiday TV programs), so many warm memories come to mind:  helping prepare the 'main attraction' along with the stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and last but not least, the pumpkin pie!  It seemed no matter who cooked, dinner was never a timely affair.  Then there were the naps or, on rare occasions!, a neighborhood walk afterwards.  Let's not forget football, too - LOTS & LOTS of football - college games, NFL games...Then it was time to scan all the newspaper's ads and circulars in preparation for the next day's main event, Black Friday.  Every year stores' doors opened earlier and earlier to thongs of frenzied shoppers who had anticipatedly camped out in line for several hours to take advantage of those HUGE savings that only happens once a year.  Black Friday also marks the official start of mall madness, where you are lucky if you can find a parking spot, never mind that it's out in the boonies!
With that in mind, here's some of what's going on around T-Town this weekend.  Be on the lookout as I'll be posting a Holiday/Christmas Special soon!

Wednesday, November 25th:
Mannheim Steamroller - Chapman Music Hall, Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Getting to see and hear the "18th century rock band" perform their popular Yuletide hits will be a royal treat for me, which will double as my first time seeing them in concert as well as my first visit to the PAC. This will definitely put me in the holiday spirit!
Update:  I was lucky enough to attend their matinee performance, and let me just say I, along with the entire audience, was blown away!  This marked my first Mannheim Steamroller concert AND first visit to the TPAC, and it won't be the last for either! Hearing them play all of their classic hits & holiday favorites evoked so many special memories for me.  I especially recall making a time lapse video decorating my Christmas tree to "Deck the Halls"!  The concert marked a great start to my holiday weekend!

Thursday, November 26th (Happy Thanksgiving!):
TRC Von Franken Family Food Run - 31st & Riverside, 9am.  Get a head start on burning your turkey day calories before you've even stuffed the bird! Join the Tulsa Running Club for the annual Food Run for the 4.3 mile fun run around Zink Lake.  Not only will this give you an energized start for the holiday, but by bringing your donations of non-perishable food items for the Salvation Army, you're giving to those less fortunate, making for a very heart warming combination indeed.  Drinks, finger food, and door prizes will be awaiting you at the finish line!
Lights On! - Utica Square, 6:30.  What happens when you take over 700,000 lights, drape them over 175 trees, and join in with hundreds of other Tulsa families singing carols, sipping cocoa, and welcoming the Big Jolly Man himself??  Why Utica Square lights on, of course!  The annual Tulsa tradition kicks off tonight and runs nightly through Dec. 31st.  This event is so popular I recall a fellow passenger telling me not to miss it during a visit out here last fall!  So I will be there with bells on!!
Oilers v. Missouri- BOK Center, 7:05pm.  Come on out & celebrate Turkey Day with our favorite hockey team as they take on Missouri tonight!

Let us be matter how you celebrate your holiday season, please remember those who are less fortunate.  As a special note, I've included a couple of heartwarming links:
Free Thanksgiving meals:
(I'm just naming a couple here that I've read about, but there are many others going on in communities throughout Tulsa)
Frank's Cafe - 5451 S. Mingo Rd.  This year, owner Al Chami's restaurant will be open and serving up free Thanksgiving meals for those in need, and those who just want company  :)
Tally's Cafe - 1102 S. Yale Ave.  Tally Alame will also be opening his doors and serving up traditional Thanksgiving feasts starting at 11:30am. 
Project Elf - Just hearing about how Project Elf came about is heartwarming. It all started with one mom...and four years later, the organization designated to meet school age children's needs is growing strong. 

Secret Santa in Tulsa! - Yes, Virginia, there IS a Santa Claus!  If I was a millionaire, I would join this club! Not only does Santa spread cheer and helps those in need, he also requests people to "pay it forward", which is something we can all do!

And for those of you preparing your own bird today, here's some tips & tricks!

Friday, Nov. 27th (Black Friday!):
Ahh yes, that much anticipated (& dreaded!) time of the year is here...Black Friday!  Just what time will you be heading out to camp out in style line this year?  I'm not even going to attempt a run down on all the specials and deals, but to help you out, I've included a few links!
Black Friday strategies

List of store openings and specials
918Moms Talk Black Friday
918 Coupon Queen Sarah Roe - Be sure & check out her new book, "The Power of Coupons", which makes a great gift itself!
Kohl's- With over 300 holiday specials, there's bound to be something for everyone on your list!  Stores open locally at 4am, but online the savings start at midnight!  Which means you don't have to leave the comfort of your fireplace and fuzzy slippers! 

Dwelling Spaces - 119 S. Detroit, Downtown.  Make sure you stop in this weekend for specials and gift sets for the Okie lovers on your Christmas list!
Tasha Does Tulsa Gift Guide - Don't miss Tasha's run down of great gift ideas!  Shop local, friends!

Also, Beware & Shop Safe!

For those not joining the masses in shopping, or if you can manage to squeeze in some room, you can enjoy these fun Friday events:
ABA Grand Nationals - QT Center, Expo Square. American Bicycle Association BMX, will feature racers competing for various classes all weekend long, starting at 7am this morning with the Race of Champions and concluding on Sunday with the grand national!
Turkey Trot - 11th & Riverside, 9am Friday. The 5k Run and fun/run will be benefitting Special Olympics of Oklahoma, so don your feathers and join in the Trot!
T-Town Trolley Coat Drive - Stopping at McNellies, Leon's on Brookside, Camille's in Jenks, or bring to the BOK Center - your donation of an old coat or jacket gets you a free ticket to tonight's:
Oilers v. Texas Game - BOK Center, 7:35pm.  Don't forget, it's Ladies' night!!
Facebook Meet & Greet - Flytrap Music Hall. Friday night, 8pm, $10 in advance or $20 at the door. C'mon, you know you want to meet other local FB fanatics - well here's your golden opportunity!

Saturday, Nov. 28th:
Thanks For Giving Run - 41st and Riverside, 5k run/walk benefiting Achilles Track Club Tulsa starts at 9am and will have food, drinks and awards at the finish line!
Flapjack Benefit Breakfast - Applebees, 4733 S. Yale, 8-10am. Proceeds benefit Jack & Jill of America, supporting childrens' growth & development projects.
Bedlam OSU v OU - Norman, game time 11:30 am.  Which of our favorite college teams will you be rooting for?  Watch the action live in Norman, or at any of the hundreds of bars across town that will be televising it on the Big Screen! Also be sure & participate in the Bedlam Food Drive, with various drop off locations.
Cancer Sucks! Concert - Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St., 5:30pm. Cancer Sucks, but for only $10 you can get to enjoy 10 local bands performing AND help the Gateway for Cancer Research.

Thanksgiving Weekend Holiday Events:

Muskogee Events:
The 1st Annual Muskogee Civic Center Christmas Bazaar! Nov. 27th-28th, 9am-5pm at the Muskogee Civic Center Arena
Trains, Trees and Treasures: Christmas Memories of the Past at the Three Rivers Museum, 220 Elgin. Beginning this weekend and continuing weekends through Jan. 1, 2010, enjoy this special exhibit including music and refreshments. Admission is $3. 
Arts & Crafts show - Sat & Sun,  8:00am - 4:00pm at the Masonic Temple, 121 S 6th St.

Garden Glow - Philbrook Museum. 4-8pm Sat., for the second year in a row, there's a Garden party at the Philbrook, and everyone's!  The gardens will be aglow starting a 6pm, and there will be food, hot chocolate, music, and plenty of stuff for the kids to do! While you're there, be sure to check out the Festival of Trees, running through Dec. 13th, including a plethora of gingerbread houses throughout the rotunda, and do some Christmas shopping at the ever popular Gift Shop!
Prelude to Christmas- Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Lyon Chapel Fine Arts Center, Bartlesville. Sat. at 7pm. Tickets are $10 to enjoy the visual & musical art pieces reflective of the holiday season. At 8:45 there will be a lighting ceremony, fireworks, cookies and cocoa!
Breakfast with Santa - Bass Pro Shops, 9-11am Sunday. Tickets are $10 for 11+, $5 for kids 10 and under. Also visit Santa's Winter Wonderland through Dec. 24th, where kids can play games, make crafts, and even visit with Santa himself and get a free photo!
Deck The Halls Historical Home Tour - Historical Museum, 400 S. Main St.,Broken Arrow, Sunday, Nov. 29th 1-5pm, $10. For more info, click here.

And that's a wrap for THIS weekend Tulsa!  Stay tuned for more upcoming & holiday events!  Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holiday Season!  :)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Tulsa's Weekend Forecast!

 And I thought there were plenty of happenings going on just last night!  Well, here it is folks....your weekend lineup!  And stay tuned, or better yet, subscribe, so you don't miss out on my Thanksgiving & Holiday posts coming up!

All weekend:
Holiday Open House - Jenks. Last night was the lighting ceremony on Main Street in the Downtown Antique District.  Tonight the celebration continues at RiverWalk Crossing with live entertainment, Santa, carolers, carraige rides, and much more!  The fun starts at 6pm. Saturday from 7-10am at the Jenks City Hall Community Room (211 N. Elm), the Jenks Lion's Club will be serving up a Pancake Breakfast for $4.  Then at 10am the Kiwanis Holiday Parade featuring bands, floats, and yes, Santa Claus, will tour down Main Street!  All weekend long, shoppers can take advantage of the "Sales Tax Holiday" weekend at participating merchants! 
Shows, shows, and more shows this weekend:
Affair of the Heart - QT Center, Expo Square. Check out arts, crafts, antiques, collectibles and more from over 700 vendors! Admission is $6 good all weekend long!  Happy Shopping!
Continental Antique Show, Expo Square.  Admission is also $6, where you can continue your holiday shopping fun!
Fall Festival & Horse Show - Ford Arena at Expo Square. Presented by the Oklahoma Hunter Jumper Association.  While you're shopping at the various shows this weekend at Expo, check out the horse show!

Friday & Saturday:
National Cage Bird Show - Renaissance Tulsa (6808 S. 107th E. Ave.).  Featuring thousands of birds from canaries to parrots! Bring your birdy in costume, or have them show off their best trick! Admission is $5.  If I still had my lovebird, I would definitely take her there!  Hmm...come to think of it, her "best trick" was laying eggs!!
Health & Fitness Expo - Tulsa Convention Center. In conjunction with the Route 66 Marathon, there will be a free health and wellness expo Friday and Saturday.


More holiday shopping:
Center Holiday Mart 2009 - Pearl District, 815 S. Utica, 9am-1pm. Continue your holiday shopping at this arts, crafts, and horticulture sale, featuring handmade items by Center members.
8th Annual Native American Flair Arts & Crafts - Tulsa Indian United Methodist Church, 1901 N. College Ave. From 10am-5pm, you can enjoy some great Native American food, and shop local artists and craftsmen; admission is free!
30th Annual Martha Gragg Doll & Toy Show - Expo Square Exchange Center. Admission is $4.
Tulsa Flea Market - QT Lower Level, Expo Square. Free admission!

If you're shopped out, how about some great music:
Prairie Dogs in Concert - Tidal School Vineyards, Drumright.  The Prairie Dogs are giving a free concert from 2-4pm Saturday!
The Music of America -  Tulsa PAC, 101 E. 3rd St., Downtown.  The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra presents their 3rd concert of the season.  Enjoy a great evening of music from Gershwin, Ellington, Rodgers, just to name a few! Concert starts at 7:30 pm, tickets are $10-65.

Holiday, Arts & "Feastes":
Salvation Army Angel Tree Lighting and Ceremony -  Macy's Court of Woodland Hills Mall, 7021 S. Memorial Dr., Saturday 3-4pm.  Adopt an "angel" from the tree and provide a gift for a needy child or senior.
Champagne & Chocolate - Living Arts, 307 E. Brady, 6-10pm. Tickets: $15 in advance or $20 at the door. 15th annual Gala & Art Show includes an art sale and silent auction, hors d'oevres  and of course, complimentary champagne and chocolates!
Boares Head Feaste - Castle in Muskogee, 7pm.  Tickets are $34.95 for this festival 'fit for a king'!  From the description it sounds like a Medieval Times dinner & show, complete with hearty food (I wonder if they give you utensils??!), and lively merriment!
Route 66 Marathon pasta dinner and free concert -Cain's Ballroom, 5-7pm; followed by a free concert with Trust Tree.  The dinner's already sold out, but all registered race participants, volunteers and their guests are invited to the concert which starts at 7:30.

Saturday & Sunday:

Tulsa Holistic Health Fair - Tulsa Elks Lodge, 5335 S. Harvard. Another free health fair's on tap for this weekend - this one's all about holistic medicine, and will feature lectures, demos, products, services, educational information and more.

Williams Route 66 Marathon - Veterans Park, (18th & Boulder). The action gets underway starting at 7:30am, but for those of us who are not prepared to run all 26.2 miles(!!), there's also a fun run, 5k, and half marathon. Spectators can enjoy the free Classic Car Show at Veterans Park starting at 10am. 
Festival of Trees - Philbrook.  There's a "Treeview Party" Friday night from 7-9pm, where you get a first opportunity to buy unique creations and enjoy food & fun! Then, starting Sunday at 10am, and running through till December 13th, get in the holiday spirit by checking out dozens of beautifully decorated trees on display throughout the museum. Also, on Sunday, from 3-5pm only, the 85 foot tall Blue Spruce on its way from Arizona to our nation's capitol will be making a stop at the Philbrook!  Admission is $8.50.

More of the sporting life:
Oilers v. Wichita - BOK Center, gametime is 4:05. Tickets are $10-30.  Stay and skate with the players after the game!
Skate, Rattle & Roll -551 W. Oakland, Broken Arrow.  Starting at 6pm, tickets are $12.  Watch Women's Flat Track Roller Derby action as the ThunderDollz take on C.A.R.D.!

Well, I don't know about any of you, but I'm officially exhausted from just listing all the stuff going on this weekend!  I wish I could hit up all the events, but I'm only one person!  Let me know what you decide to do this weekend and I'll give you my recap on Monday!  Till then, see ya around T-Town!!  :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Decisions, decisions!......What to do tonight in Tulsa!

Wow, it's not even the weekend yet, and there's tons of stuff to do around T-Town today!

Philbrook Museum - 2727 S. Rockford Ave.  It's 3rd Thursday and Facebook Fan Free Day today at the Philbrook, which means you not only get in free, but enjoy 3rd Thursday's "Design Decoded" - starting at 5:30 tonight, there's a design challenge (with prizes awarded!), cash bar, ad campaign, and informative lecture about the world of industrial design!
Holiday Open House - RiverWalk Crossing, Jenks.  Starting tonight at 6pm and running through till Sunday, Main Street in Downtown Jenks will be transformed into the sights and sounds of the holiday season!  Enjoy shopping and dining enhanced by live music and decorative lights.  There will also be horse drawn carraige rides, Santa pictures, and more!  Admission is free.
Oklahoma Ink - Harwelden Mansion at 2210 S. Main St.  From 6-8pm you can do some holiday shopping while supporting local authors who will be on hand at the book fair with signed copies of their works. There will also be refreshments.  The book fair is another great fundraiser put on by the Tulsa Press Club.
Latte Art Throw Down - Topeca Coffee, 115 W. 5th St. (Suite 169), Downtown.  Who knew that creating Latte was an art, let alone, sport?!  Wow, I think I need to "throw down" $5 to compete for some serious prize money!  This sounds like fun!!!  Registration gets under way at 6pm, and the 'throw down' officially starts at 7! To learn more about the art of latte, check out TashaDoesTulsa's great video!
The Tulsey Awards - Cain's Ballroom, starting at 7pm.  This free 2nd annual event will recognize 10 movers and shakers in our community, and is the climax of the 2009 Global Entrepreneurship Week!

Make a Wish Party - Clubhouse Bar & Grill, 105th & Memorial (SpiritBank Event Center).  Go dig up that gold jewelry you have collecting dust and turn it into helping make kids dreams come true.  Tulsa Gold & Silver will be on hand from 7-9pm to collect your gold and give you the cash to donate to the Make a Wish Foundation.
Dinner Club Chili Cook-Off - 7-11pm.  Are you a chili master?  For a $2 entry fee, you can compete amongst the Dinner Club in their 2nd chili cook off!  Even if you're not an expert, your recipe just might win, like mine did earlier in the spring - and I was just as shocked as you are, especially considering I didn't even have a stove or oven at the time, and had to use a hot plate!
Joe Momma's 1st Birthday Party - 112 S. Elgin Ave., Downtown.  Head down to Joe Momma's from 9pm-2am tonight where you can show your support and yes, eat free cake too!  Plus, there will be trivia at 9pm and live music by Ben Kilgore at 10, with prizes and give-aways all night!
New Moon Opening - in Tulsa area theaters, starting at midnight. For those of you Twighlight fanatics out there (and yes, apparently there are plenty of you!), if you haven't gotten your ticket for tonight's midnight showing yet, you might have to wait until 3am, as a lot of showings have already sold out!  Don't worry about me, I haven't seen the first one yet, so you can have my seat!

Finally, before you head out tonight, check out Tulsa Restaurant Deals' Thursday night specials!
(My personal favorite regular Thursday night hangout is Full Moon on Cherry Street, can't beat their $3 burgers & fries!  If you sit outside at the bar, tell my favorite bartender, Landon, I said hi!)

And "Th-Th-Th-Th-Th-... That's all, folks!" ('till tomorrow, that is!)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's Tuesday deals, Tulsa!

 And here's just a taste of the deals going on today in T-Town!

Indigo Joe's Sports Pub - 10438 S 82nd East Ave (off Memorial near E. 31st St.), is offering Buy One Get One Free Burgers today from 11am-4pm (RT Tulsa Restaurant Deals)

La Hacienda - 3114 E. Pine St., North Tulsa, is offering 99 cent tacos all day till close! (RT Tulsa Restaurant Deals)

El Guapo's - 1st and Elgin, Downtown.  El Guapo's is well renowned for their "Taco Tuesday" where you can enjoy their delicious tacos for only $1 each, and washing them down with $2 beer!  Mondays they also offer Wet Burritos for only $5.99 after 4pm!  Don't forget to catch the sunset and downtown skyline from the rooftop!

Leon's - 3301 S. Peoria, Brookside.   Leon's has specials going on pretty much throughout the week!  Mondays are 40 cent wing night, Tuesdays are $2 sliders, Wednesdays are $5 pizzas, Thursdays are ladies nights, and all week long from 2-7pm appetizers are half off! (Weekends are "reverse happy hour", with appetizers half off from 10-1)

$2 Tuesdays with the Tulsa Oilers -  $2 beers and sodas, as well as military and college discounts. Tonight our beloved Oilers take on Wichita starting at 7:05pm!

Also, if you haven't checked out Wimgo yet, be sure to go to their site for the latest news on events, movies, restaurants, deals and more, including contests!  You could win Christmas cash, Billy Joel/Elton John tickets, or $200 just for submitting a review!!

More tasty deals coming, so STAY TUNED!!!  :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Friday the 13th, T-Town!

But who cares if a black cat should cross your path??  Mine does all the time! :)
So throw aside any superstitions and check out all that's going on this weekend!

Hafli - St. Antony Orthodox Church, 2646 E. Sixth St. The Church's annual Lebanese Gourmet Dinner & Bake Sale will feature a chicken dinner (for only $12.50 per person!), deli items for sale, and of course, lots and lots of baked goods!  There will also be church tours, and the bookstore will be open.  Food item donations for the neighborhood food bank will be welcome. This is Tulsa's largest Lebanese food festival, so I anticipate crowds of mouth-watering folks (like myself!) going to check this out!  YUM!
Bead Renaissance Show - Expo Square.  This free show will feature thousands of wholesale and retail beads! For bead enthusiasts and jewelry makers everywhere!!

Tulsa Oilers Ladies Night - BOK Center, 7:35 pm.  Ladies, this is our night: Admission is only $7, plus $2 Beer/Sodas, free massages, free week long Gold's Gym memberships, and $10 Match Play to River Spirit Casino!  If only I wasn't going to see Ghostland, this is where I'd be spending Friday evening, rooting on my favorite hockey team!!
Ghostland Observatory - Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St., 8pm.  Thanks to my favorite bartender, Landon, I became a fan of Ghostland months ago, and heard about how great they are in concert!  Tickets are $29 at the door, if you haven't already gotten yours in advance!  I'm trying to think how to describe this band...electronic meets rock meets funk?? any case, they are unique and awesome, and you should hear them for yourselves!  See you at the show!!

Friday & Saturday:
Women's Professional Rodeo Association - Expo Square. Tickets are $15 for each night, starting at 7pm.   Friday night enjoy a free concert with Thomas Martinez; watch the excitement as riders compete for $3 million in prize money!

McNellie's Pub Run - 401 E. 1st St., Downtown. Ahh, yes, what goes down better after a run than beer?  Well, register starting at noon for the 3pm run (4 mile or 1 mile fun run) through the historic Brady & Blue Dome Districts.  Participants receive a t-shirt and 2 free beers (for those aged 21 and over, of course)!  Plus there will be entertainment and awards!  And what is this??  Anyone who chugs down 3 Guiness pints during the run and beats down the competition wins a $300 house account at McNellie's?!?!  And I thought those coveted mugs were impossible to get!!!
"Symphony Safari" - Tulsa Zoo, 2-4pm.  The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra will be performing at the Zoo's new indoor venue, the Chapman Event Lodge, and afterwards, you'll get the chance to meet the musicians and learn about instruments! And thanks to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Oklahoma, any child or "Little" is admitted free with paid adult admission!
Second Saturday - Philbrook Museum, 10:30am-4pm.  Once again, it's free admission this Saturday at the Philbrook!  Hopefully the weather will be perfect to enjoy traversing the gardens and taking in the splendor that is fall.  And if it's not, you can still take in all of the interesting exhibits inside, not to mention activities for the kids!
Fresh Roast Gift Expo - 81st & Harvard, 2-7pm. The local Tulsa Craft Mafia and Fresh Roast Coffee House are kicking off their holiday shopping event featuring handmade gifts, craft demos, live music, and special locally roasted coffee blend!
Literati Indie Book Fair - McBirney Mansion, 1414 S. Galveston, 11am-5pm, free. This giant book fair at the historic McBirney Mansion will feature local & regional authors from all over the state, in every genre!  Not to be missed!
A Nashville Night with Ladd Smith - Tidal School Vineyards, Drumright. Tickets for the dinner & concert are only $24.95 (or if you were lucky and saw their Facebook special, you could have gotten TWO tickets for $24.95!). The Southern Fried Dinner starts at 5:30pm, and there will be samplings of TSV's new releases, tours, and the concert starting at 7pm!

Saturday and Sunday:
Antique Glass & Pottery Show & Sale - Tulsa Convention Center Exhibit Hall A, 100 Civic Center. Featuring depression glass, pottery, linens, postcards, costume jewelry and collectibles.  Admission is $3.50 (good for both days), and there will be door prizes as well!

And there you have just a small smattering of events going on this weekend!  I'm still going to try & fit in one last 'fall scenic drive' while there's still leaves on the trees!  Hope everyone has a GREAT weekend, be safe, and see you around T-Town!!  :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

How to Enjoy This Weekend's Heatwave, Tulsa Style!!

If you haven't been outside yet today, get going!!

First up, all you beer lovers head on over to the Blue Dome Diner, at 311 E. 2nd St., tonight from 6-10pm, for the "First Draft, Fifth Edition".  And what the heck is this cool sounding event all about?  More than 40 varieties of craftbrew, wine, and food will be featured!  Tickets are $35 each, or grab a buddy and save $5!  Proceeds benefit the Tulsa Press Club Foundation.  Call (918) 583-7787 for tickets & more info. Don't forget to wear your favorite beer shirt for the tee shirt contest! While you're there, walk on over to nearby Brady District for their First Friday Art Crawl starting at 6pm.

Tulsa's Mock Marathon & Half - Calling all Runners!  Get to Veterans Park (18th & Boulder) early at 7am for a 13 or 22 mile casual run.  Cost is $5.
Belk Charity Day -If you're not up and running the Mock Marathon, get a jump start on your holiday shopping at the annual Charity Sale at Belk's (71st & Highway 75), from 6-10am.  Purchase a ticket for $5, and proceeds will go towards the charity of your choice.  You also are entered in a drawing for the chance to win $1,000, while getting up to 55% off a variety of items!  This is one time you can definitely "shop 'till you drop!", all for a great cause!
Sister Cities International Program - Tulsa City County Library - If you've got kids, be sure and take them to explore Tulsa's eight "sister" cities at some of the local branches, where they can learn about other countries' cultures - check the site for more details on this free event taking place this Saturday and next!
Celebrate Freedom Hangar Dance and Wings over Tulsa - Tulsa Technology Center, Riverside Campus, 801 E. 91st St.  Go back in time this weekend to the 1940s!  First, check out the historical aircraft & displays, vintage & military vehicles, reenactments, children's activities, and even airplane rides.  Admission is $5 for the event from 9am-3pm.  Then stay for the Dance, which starts at 5pm.  Enjoy dinner, live music and swing dancing to sounds from the Big Band Era.  If you don't know how, there will even be free swing dance lessons!  Tickets are $17.50 per person.
High Gravity Homebrewing & Winemaking Supplies - If after last night's First Draft you've got a hunkering to try your hand at making your own brewski, why not stop over at High Gravity where members of the Homebrew Club will be giving demonstrations and how-tos;  there will be pizza and discounts available!
Mopars At The Park - Tulsa Raceway Park. Gates open at 8am for this final event for the Mopar (short for Chrysler Motor Parts) Point Series and benefitting the Broken Arrow Neighbors Food Drive.  Admission is $15 (or $14 with a non-perishable food item), and will include drag racing, and a Hot Wheel Mopar Shootout! There will also be a car show, swap meet, kid's area, and vendor midway.

Saturday and Sunday:
Oklahoma Gold Rush Grand Prix - For more racing fun, head on out to Jennings (35 miles west of Tulsa) for motorcycles and quads races! There will be 2 days of events, so be sure and check the schedule, or you can even camp there the entire weekend!
Vintage Tulsa Show - SpiritBank Event Center, 10441 S. Regal Blvd., Bixby.  Speaking of vintage, here's another event going on both Saturday and Sunday.  For $5, (or 4 if you grab the coupon from their site), you can peruse over 35,000 feet of everything from antiques to collectibles in just about every category!

Crazy for Crafts Fest - Feeling a little crafty this weekend?  Then Downtown Main Street in Claremore is the place to be as two of the city's large historic properties play host to the area's largest craft show. And, if you bring a non-perishable food item for the local food drive, admission is only $1!  Both buildings will feature handmade crafts for sale - another great holiday shopping opportunity!
Museums on Us - at the Philbrook, Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free when you present your BoA credit/check card.  If you haven't been here yet, don't miss this weekend freebie!
Pinto Horse Association World Show - Expo Square, Saturday & Sunday.  If you're a horse lover, you'll definitely want to check out the World Championship competition going on at Expo Square, as horses, ponies and miniatures all vie for titles in various events!

And that's a wrap, Tulsa!   Hope to see everyone enjoying this beautiful fall weekend in and around T-Town!