Tulsa Ballet began its 60th anniversary season with Creations in Studio K, Sept. 16-25, with three world premiere works.
Up next is Onegin, Oct. 28-30. Based on Alexander Pushkin’s verse-novel Eugene Onegin, this full-length ballet tells a dramatic tale of unrequited romance.
On Oct. 9, Gilcrease Museum opens Chocolate: The Exhibition, an exploration of the relationship between human culture and chocolate, a treasure of the rainforest. The exhibit runs through Jan. 8.
On Sept. 9, Chamber Music Tulsa kicked off its 2016-2017 season with the Dover Quartet, who sweeped the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition.
The Voices of Unity is a multi-ethic choir that is preserving the history of the American Negro Spirituals and promoting unity within the community through music. In the spirit of that mission, they primarily sing a’cappella with a repertoire of classic such as: Wade in the Water, Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, Ain’t-a That Good News, Deep River and I Hear a Voice a-Prayin’. However, as their reputation has grown, so has their variety of music. The choir performs many classical, gospel and holiday tunes for area weddings, various organizations and community events, as well as private parties. They also perform current hits from Adele and Pharrell Williams.
Fall is in the air, which means the Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee is just around the corner, Sept. 30-Oct. 29.
At the 60-acre park, visitors will find a collection of culinary creations, over 30 shops with crafts, décor, clothing, and entertainment for the entire family. More than just a haunted house, the castle provides an array of thrills between 11 different attractions:
The Tulsa American Film Festival (est) is pleased to announce the screening of the 1928 silent film Ramona supplemented by the new score by renowned film and concert composers David Spear and Joseph Gonzalez and performed with University of Tulsa (TU) musicians. After the screening a discussion of the scoring process and use of historical musical sources will be held with the composers will be held before being opened up to the audience. This event will take place on Oct. 8 at Circle Cinema from 10 a.m. – noon.
Tulsa Roots Music returns to Guthrie Green on Sept. 11 for its fifth season of Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green, a free, all-ages concert series. On four consecutive Sundays this urban park in downtown Tulsa will be filled with an eclectic mix of nationally and internationally touring bands, along with local and regional performers and free kids’ crafts.
The PAC’s 40th anniversary season is big, varied and promises to be one of the most exciting ever.
Closing out August are three musicals that continue into September: Theatre Tulsa’s companion productions of “Oklahoma!” and “The Will Rogers Follies,” and Theatre Pops’ “Heathers.” Hardly missing a beat Sept. 9-18 is Tulsa Project Theatre’s “The Who’s Tommy.” This poignant, touching musical is a tad dark and every bit a rock- music experience. It won five Tony Awards in 1993 with hit numbers like “See Me, Feel Me” and “Pinball Wizard.”
A little over eight years ago Dr. Tom Vanderpool (a local Jenks optometrist) went on a fishing trip to Bimini, Bahamas, with a few of his buddies. What he expected to be some down time with friends and relaxing in a beautiful location was spoiled by an unexpected storm. Because of that storm, and Vanderpool’s curiosity, many children in the Bahamas can see better today.
The Tulsa State Fair returns Sept. 29, running through Oct. 9, bringing new and returning entertainment, with its theme “Picture This” encouraging fairgoers to “get social,” says Sarah Thompson, with the Tulsa State Fair.
Broken Arrow resident and photographer Jill Solomon’s exhibit Narcissique Touriste, which was on display for a week in August at the Broken Arrow Historical Society, centered around Solomon’s love for Paris and the unexpected discovery she made when she visited there in April.
As a new school year begins, Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma (GSEOK) is announcing a series of upcoming events.
On Sept. 24, GSEOK will hold a community open house at its new 30,000-square-foot office building: the Hardesty Leadership Center at 4810 S. 129th East Ave.
CELEBRATING LOCAL: Art on Main returns to downtown Jenks Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The annual festival features art, wine and music made by Oklahomans and has earned the prestigious Redbud Award from the Oklahoma Department of Tourism for its contributions to the state’s tourism industry.
Asian-inspired fast casual restaurant Pei Wei has chosen Tulsa to serve as a test market for 17 original dishes and for the introduction of a new restaurant design.
Three well-established Oklahoma orchestras recently played a significant role in advancing Oklahoma’s premiere music festival OK Mozart () during a pivotal year for the week-long event, held June 11-18 at the Bartlesville Community Center (). Those three orchestras are Tulsa Symphony Orchestra (), principal guest conductor Daniel Hege; Signature Symphony at (SSTCC), artistic director and conductor Andrés Franco; and Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra (), music director and conductor Lauren Green.