Rooster Days, the oldest festival in Oklahoma, was highlighted this year with the naming of Sophie Arroyo as Miss Rooster Days. She succeeds last year’s Miss Rooster Days, Riley Savala.
Health food enthusiasts in Tulsa are rejoicing as Ediblend Superfood Café proudly announced its fresh kiosk at the upcoming 27,000 square foot food hall recently. The fresh kiosk will feature ediblend fan favorite items including its signature grab-and-go blends, salads, breakfast items and snacks. The upscale, modern ediblend concept promises to be a quick and convenient way for Mother Road Market-goers to fuel up with whole food options.
With a goal of raising 2.8 million meals to feed those in need in Oklahoma and raise awareness of the hunger issues in the state, the Empty Bowls Hunger Awareness Dinner and Auction was recently held. This was the 22nd annual event presented by the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, which was held at the Cox Business Center ballroom.
Tulsa Pop Kids, Game Festival and OKPOP are partnering together to produce the new Tulsa Pop Culture Expo, Nov. 2-4, 2018 at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center in Tulsa.
Mayfest is an annual favorite event in Tulsa. A main aspect of the popularity is the yearly poster. This year’s artwork, by artist John Hammer, was different. For the first time, the poster artist created two separate works of art. Being a graphic designer, he then combined the two to create the final poster. Springtime Melodies is a 40×30 acrylic on canvas. The painting features tulips and guitars.
The year was 1991, and the merchants of Utica Square were about to launch what would turn out to be a favorite Tulsa tradition. No one would have guessed it then. In the beginning, production was very rudimentary and depended on what sound equipment the band had or could borrow. It worked for those early crowds.
For 22 years, donors have generously supported Saint Simeon’s, Tulsa’s Senior Community, through the Western Days annual fundraiser. Saint Simeon’s is excited to announce that Western Days 2018: Wear Your Boots to Celebrate Our Roots will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Cox Business Center in Tulsa.
Visitors can step back into 1569 England to spend days with Knights as The Castle of Muskogee hosts a festival featuring the royal quest for knighthood, a full-contact jousting tournament, birds of prey exhibitions, as well as travelling acrobats.
Concert entertainment, anywhere, can’t get much better than U2 and Justin Timberlake in the same week. Our Center, which was rated by Pollstar as the seventh most successful arena in the nation based on ticket sales, has delivered on its promise to have a knock-out 10th-anniversary year of headliners. Spring is bustling around our area with music, dance and theatre. Here’s the lineup:
Tulsa Opera returns for its 71st season, set to open in October. The opera’s 2018-2019 season is set to include three Latin American conductors, along with Lucia Lucas in the female baritone’s U.S. operatic debut. The upcoming season is intended to model the company’s “commitment to casting without regard to ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.”
Samantha Isler, an 18-year-old Tulsa native and resident, has been growing in popularity in Hollywood since her feature film debut in the 2013 film Home Run.
The Tulsa Dream Center recently hosted the Night of Dreams gala to raise money for the L.I.F.E. (Literacy is For Everyone) program, an after school and summer reading program for students in north Tulsa. In the photo at right are, from left in the back row, Denise Geuder, Katy Schmelz, Carmen Cavanaugh, Lauren Beach, Sarah Ingle, Molly Ford, Jodi Conneely and Bethany White. Front row from left are Tim Newton, Amber Johnson and Aaron Johnson.
Humanitarian rock star Bono once said, “Music can change the world because it can change people.”
I’ve traveled for many years and recognized that music as its own language can create a shared emotion. Bonding with strangers over music is gratifying, whether you are singing along to a tune everyone knows or listening thoughtfully to jazz. Music touches common ground within us.
Theatre Tulsa is celebrating its upcoming 96th season with its annual season announcement celebration on March 29. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center in downtown Tulsa, and guests will have a chance to hear what shows will be produced next season, as well as enjoy catering, a cash bar, raffles and a karaoke contest. Theatre Tulsa is a non-profit organization and has been part of Tulsa since 1922. Hundreds of productions have been performed by the organization, and it is the “longest continuously-operating community theatre west of the Mississippi River, and the seventh oldest in the United States” according to the organization.
Cherokee Nation’s Emmy-winning show “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” Debuts Season 4 at Special Screenings Statewide
Join Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker for one of three special screenings of the Cherokee Nation’s Emmy-winning show “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People.”