For many years, the Brookside stretch of Peoria Avenue, from 31st Street to Interstate 44, has been known as a highly-frequented entertainment district. Today, the area between 34th Street and 35th Place has blossomed into a high-quality shopping and restaurant district, with one local developer and business owner hoping to see future growth of the area continue.
Dress for Success Tulsa, 1109 S. Peoria, will hold its annual fashion show and auction, “Step Up To Success,” Oct. 4 at Greenwood Cultural Center, 322 North Greenwood.
INAUGURAL : From left, Marianne Herrold, Leslie Shelton and Tracey Norvell enjoy the music, food and performances at Choregus Productions’ first fundraiser, called Celebrate Choregus: The Black and White Inaugural Gala. Funds raised from the event will benefit the educational and community outreach programs, which earned Choregus the 2012 Oklahoma Governor’s Arts in Education Award.
Infuzion Ultra Lounge and Bistro will be hosting a charity dinner and auction, Vino for Victories, on Sunday, Sept. 15. Proceeds from the event benefit Tulsa’s Little Light House Mini-Laps Program.
After the closing of Borders, located at 21st Street and Highway 51, Morad El-Raheb, a Hillcrest physician, and his business partner felt the void. They used to enjoy taking their breaks at the nearby bookstore and coffee shop.
MUSIC: Starlight Band has been drawing crowds to its summer concerts since 1947. The free shows have, most recently, taken place at River West Festival Amphitheater. The band recently wrapped up its successful 2013 summer concert series. Starlight Band is Oklahoma’s only professional concert band and includes more than 50 musicians. Band members also perform with the Signature Symphony, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra and the Bartlesville Symphony.
I have never been one for country living. Actually, anything outdoors-y puts me quite far from my comfort zone. After about two outside hours, I head off in search of a clean bathroom, electricity and a comfy place to sit. None of those things, in my opinion, can be served by an outhouse, a tent or an ant-covered rock.
Not that I don’t love nature. I do. Truly.
Without pretention, My Fit Foods, 1601 E. 15th St., entered the Cherry Street neighborhood in October, a manner that mirrors the company’s beginnings. The company founder, a personal trainer, simply wanted to help his clients achieve the results of a healthy lifestyle. In addition to physical activity, he realized that diet plays a large and important role.
Ruby’z Red Sauce Co., an official Made in Oklahoma product, has hit the shelves of another Tulsa store. Already sold at The Fresh Market, GreenAcres Market and Whole Foods Market, Ruby’z Red is now also available at Reasor’s.
Infuzion Ultra Lounge & Bistro, 9999 S. Mingo Rd., and 94.1 The Sound gave away a 1965 Ford Mustang June 8 in the Plaza Del Sol shopping center at 101st Street and Mingo Road. Qualified participants received a key to see if they were the winner of a classic car. Ronnie and Stephanie Bluebird, of Tahlequah, were the winners.
Hollywood icon Shirley MacLaine has danced her way onto the stage and the screen during her spectacular 58-year career. The Academy Award-winning actress will appear 7 p.m., Saturday, June 22, at the Osage Event Center. She will share stories, photos, wisdom, behind-the-scenes gossip and engage in a Q&A.
South Tulsa residents Dennis and Karin Loudermilk often found themselves spending many nights searching for a close-to-home restaurant.
“We knew there were choices available in midtown and downtown,” says Karin Loudermilk, “but there aren’t a lot of South Tulsa locally-owned restaurants that are open past 9 o’clock.”
Ed Richard, owner of Cajun Ed’s Hebert’s Specialty Meats, celebrates Crawfest 2013 with customers and friends on May 18. Hebert’s, 2101 E. 71st St., offers many Cajun favorites, including boudin, crawfish etouffee and andouille.
The 82nd-annual Rooster Days Festival was held in Downtown Broken Arrow, May 10-12. The festival features a 5k run/walk, live music, a Saturday morning parade, carnival rides and food, craft vendors and children’s activities.
When thinking about farmers markets, most may initially envision barrels of overflowing fruits and vegetables, most farmers markets, including the Cherry Street Farmers Market, offer oh, so much more, including handmade crafts, nursery plants, honey, salsa and hormone-free meats.