“Jersey Boys” is back at the Tulsa ! This is a much-anticipated return, so, let’s begin at the end of May and work backwards through a big month of shows.
In Washington, D.C., there are numerous memorials, museums and monuments to American history. Most of these locations are grand examples of Classical and Neoclassical architecture, featuring high ceilings, tall columns and marble statues. However, there’s a different kind of memorial in our nation’s capital.
The Rooftop, 214 S. Main St., opened in Broken Arrow’s Rose District in 2014 as the second restaurant for Jason Scarpa on Main Street. He first opened Main Street Tavern, 200 S. Main St., in 2011 and took ownership of In the Raw Broken Arrow, 216 S. Main St., in 2015. Scarpa plans to open a Main Street Tavern location in Claremore in the early part of this year.
Early spring, just as the weather starts to warm before the bugs and the leaves burst onto the scene, is a great time to clean up nature.
Pickin’ Up Trash
More than 120 Turkey Mountain enthusiasts came to a February cleanup hosted by Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition. According to Media Liaison Laurie Biby, volunteers picked up trash, shored up trails, seeded grass and more.
Donning a heavy beekeeper suit, I could not help but wonder why beekeeping tends to incite so much passion in its supporters and hobbyists.
Yet, as I continued in my research, spoke to more beekeepers and learned about not only the value of bees to the ecosystem but also the many roles that bees play in their own society, my attitude went from dismay to awe.
Tulsa Tech’s business management/entrepreneurship program teaches students how to create powerful marketing and management plans. Students develop sales presentations and product demonstrations for a competitive marketplace and also have an opportunity to network with many of our community’s local business innovators at facilities such as 36 Degrees North, Tulsa’s newest basecamp for entrepreneurs.
In a previous column, I discussed the architecture of Daniel Webster High School. But Webster was not Tulsa’s first suburban high school. That acknowledgement belongs to Will Rogers High School, 3909 E. 5th Pl., which opened on Sept. 11, 1939. The school is now known as Will Rogers College Junior High and High School.
A recent audience survey that polled 82,000 Tulsa Performing Arts Center customers confirmed that the most popular form of entertainment at the Center is musical theatre. The usual suspects – “The Phantom of the Opera,” “The Lion King” and “Wicked” – drew the most praise. Audience members also let us know that they enjoyed “The Book of Mormon” and are longing to see the runaway hit “Hamilton.”
Our ability to recycle can be credited to the great, green community demanding it here in Tulsa County, and our mainstay outlet for recycling has been The Metropolitan Environmental Trust (M.E.T.).
Each year the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education recognizes students who have chosen to study programs based on the student’s interests and abilities, rather than on traditional gender roles, with the aptly named “Breaking Traditions Award.” Nominees for the award contribute by creating more awareness and support for all non-traditional students and programs.
As the welcome signs of springtime begin to emerge, many individuals, myself among them, are already beginning their eager return to the outdoors.
For many Tulsa citizens, moderate alcohol consumption is an acceptable choice. Some alcohol users, however, do not practice moderation and instead abuse alcohol, putting themselves and others at risk of health dangers and even death.
Roka Bar and Asian Flavors, 1616 S. Utica Ave., opened in February after a lengthy and extensive renovation project in the former Te Kei’s Chinese Asian Kitchen location.
March at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center offers an arts sampler of events. All of our major presenting groups have shows. If you have favorite arts organizations you usually support, you’ll want to plug them into your calendar, along with March Madness, maybe, and perhaps a spring break. But, also, consider sampling a type of entertainment you’ve not experienced before. I know of many people who have done so and said, “I discovered that contemporary dance can be transformative” and “I didn’t know how much I could dig opera.”
More than a “few” years ago, my parents had a blind date in a downtown coffee shop. Today, there is still a coffee shop in that same location. In the “small world” department, early in my career, I worked for an architect who had offices in the southwest corner of the same building.