Members of the Birkes family attended a Rotary Club of Tulsa social function at the Philbrook Museum of Art Nov. 29. From left are Michael, Taylor and Dana Birkes. They enjoyed the Philbrook Festival of Trees as well as the Max Weber exhibit. Weber’s portrait is in the background at left.
New Year’s Eve at the Old Lady on Brady offers a memorable evening of musical entertainment. Charley Redd will open the show, followed by the Brady Theater Orchestra Band BRADIO. New Year’s will be rung in by The Fabulous Mid-Life Crisis Band followed by The Jumpshots featuring Jenny Lebow. Fore more information visit www.bradyparty.com
Dec. 31 is the end of the year for most people, but at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, we are just hitting our stride. It is mid-year for us, having launched our performance season in September. If you’re contemplating “a long winter’s nap” after the holidays, you might want to check out our January shows.
The largest display of Holiday Spirit in Northeast Oklahoma can be found in Muskogee. At the Castle Christmas, visitors can take a slow drive through a Christmas wonderland filled with thousands of lights plus more than 2,000 lighted inflatable displays with new ones for 2012. In nearby Honor Heights Park, the Garden of Lights has been a popular event, attracting thousands of viewers to enjoy over a million lights displayed throughout the park. Both events are free.
The Hamlet has been offering honey-kissed hams year round since 1986.
Hams come specially prepared, spiral sliced, and fire glazed with honey and spices. Sizes start at six pounds, which serve 12 people, going up to 18 pounds, for 36 people. Prices range from $38 to $115. Turkeys can also be purchased between 10-14 pounds as well as honey-kissed turkey breasts.
The -managed Center has been nominated for Arena of the Year by Pollstar Magazine, a weekly trade publication for the concert industry. This is the fourth consecutive year the Center has been nominated for a Pollstar Award.
It has always been the goal of the Oklahoma Aquarium to bring guests as close as possible to the wonders of aquatic life without getting too wet.
Public Service Company of Oklahoma () hosted Girl Scouts, their troop leaders, families and board members at the annual -TU Mayor’s Cup Women’s Basketball game in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Scouting.
Tulsa Opera performed Marcus DeLoach’s Mooch the Messy for students at Hoover Elementary on Nov. 13. The performance was part of the annual statewide Opera on Tour! event which concludes in November.
CREATIVE : These models were ready to take the stage Nov. 8 at the Tulsa Convention Center-Assembly Hall for the annual “Ihloff Creative Team Fall Collection: I am Tulsa” benefiting the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, the Tulsa area’s largest provider of arts education resources. This high energy, high fashion hair show displays the talent and innovation of the Ihloff Creative Team on models in a runway setting with live entertainment abounding.
The life and artwork of plein air artist Edgar Payne will be explored in a retrospective exhibition, one of the first of his work in more than 40 years, set to open in December at Gilcrease Museum.
Wouldn’t we all like to make the holidays more meaningful? Change the emphasis from gift giving to sharing the season in a manner that does not include hours shopping online or going to the mall. Lucky for us, there are options. Winter outdoor activities abound nearby, like Winterfest, Guthrie Green events, various runs, parades and tours of holiday lights. And when you’re ready for indoor fun, you can be assured that the Performing Arts Center is ready for you.
In honor of the upcoming Veteran’s Day, a YL-37 helicopter from the Vietnam War will land on Saints Field at Monte Cassino School on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 9:00 a.m. The crew will talk to the students about what the helicopter did during the war. “We have spent the last few weeks preparing for a program for Veteran’s Day. Our children have enjoyed learning the significance of this important holiday to honor our Veterans,” commented music teacher, Joanne Pearson. The helicopter and crew will remain on campus until 1:30 p.m. so students can tour the helicopter and ask questions.
Any given afternoon on the ninth floor of the Sunoco building in downtown Tulsa, you can hear the excited voices of students as they happily and swiftly move through the halls to attend advanced music classes in piano, violin, viola, bass and flute. This is the Barthlemes Conservatory, a 12-year-old non-profit school of music that serves the Tulsa area with comprehensive classical music training. This unique organization is primarily supported by the Barthelmes Foundation, which also sponsors Project CREATES – an organization that infuses the arts into high-risk elementary schools in Tulsa.
The 2012 Tulsa State Fair provided patrons an experience to remember during the 11-day event held Sept. 27 through Oct. 7. Herds of Fun was had by all, with a focus on entertainment, educational attractions and the preservation of tradition through competitive exhibits and livestock shows. These event components provided a strong platform to attract an estimated attendance of 1,022,000.