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!!  :)

1 comment:

  1. Indeed, that was quite a weekend, wasn't it? Things were quieter this time around, but not for long...T-Town really gets hoppin' at holiday time. A wild ride, coming right up!