On Sunday, March 11, 1-5 p.m., all three Tulsa Youth Symphony () orchestras (preparatory, concert and symphony) will perform in the annual Play-a-thon at Woodland Hills Mall in the Sears courtyard on the lower level.
“This is art. This is trying to lift the spirits of people and trying to advance the culture a half step. Or a quarter step. Why not do it together?”
The Parent Child Center of Tulsa’s friends and donors went “Under the Sea” for the Toyland Ball held Jan. 20 at the Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa. Toyland Ball is the signature event of the Parent Child Center of Tulsa. Ruth and R.D. Al Sowards received the Guardian Angel award honoring them for the difference they have made in the Parent Child Center of Tulsa’s mission to prevent child abuse and neglect. The black tie optional gala was a success with cocktails, dinner, live auction, and dancing to the band Drive.
Saturday, March 17, Guthrie Green will be home to a new, family- friendly festival celebrating the music, culture and food of the Irish.
For the very first offering of the Tulsa IrishFest, St. Patrick’s Day was chosen as the perfect inauguration day because of its occurrence on a Saturday in 2018. Tulsa IrishFest will focus on music, culture and art in the Celtic tradition. For 2018, the IrishFest will offer a family-friendly alternative to the existing options.
The flu is relentless. Politics are mind-numbing. There’s more scandal in the news than we can process. Get away from it all and celebrate Valentine’s Day, and not just for one day. Let’s stretch the feel-goods of February into a second month. You can’t have too much love or too much fun.
Whether cheering on one of Oklahoma’s sports teams, supporting its rich native American history or championing Oklahoma’s many positive attributes, one thing is clear, Oklahomans love their state.
As a year ends and a new year begins, we tend to become a bit nostalgic. In fact, it was nostalgia that led to the creation of The Jane Heard Clinton Society, in part, anyway.
I have one prediction for 2018. Leisure activities in Tulsa will rise to a new level. Along with the opening of the Gathering Place in its various stages, our town is set to rock. The Center is celebrating its 10-year anniversary and already has announced a lineup of mega events. How many cities host U2 and Justin Timberlake in the same week?
The popular University of Tulsa Uncorked fundraiser for student tuition will be held this year in June at Cain’s Ballroom. At last year’s event held at the Reynolds Center are, from left, TU Tulsa Chapter Alumni President Jackie Griffin, outgoing Houston Alumni Chapter President Thomas Porter, and incoming Houston Chapter President Leslie Mullin.
The Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust hosted a holiday party at the home of Jayne Reed. From left, Mark Frie, executive director of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center; Hostess Jayne Reed; David Holden and Vince LoVoi, trustees; and Rodger Randle, chair of the Performing Arts Center Trust.
DressFest is the ultimate ladies’ night out, raising funds to empower women and girls. The event is hosted by Melanie Collins Consulting, with Safari Joe’s H2O as the presenting sponsor. DressFest takes place at 7 p.m. March 10 at Safari Joe’s H2O waterpark.
Editor’s Note: Runway Tulsa is an annual event featuring a week of fashion in multiple locations across Tulsa. Although the major event takes place in a single week during the fall season, Runway Tulsa is involved in fashion events year-round.
“Shades of White”, a compelling and dramatic comedy in two acts by Tulsa-based award-winning screenwriter and playwright Ilan Kozlowski, premiered to sold-out audiences on November 10, 11, and 12, 2017, at Tyrrell Hall at the University of Tulsa.
Recently, The Museum Broken Arrow debuted a special children’s book, “Marmie: A Mouse on Main Street.”
Proceeds from the book will support the Museum and its programs.
Just in time for the holiday season, the second of two books exploring the relationship between Tulsa’s architecture and its history was released Dec. 8.