Silver lining

Teachers, students and other citizens are getting creative to supplement Tulsa-area school budgets.



In many ways, the state of education in Oklahoma is a broken record.

We still lead the nation in per-pupil funding cuts since 2008. Teachers are still leaving the state for more competitive pay elsewhere. School districts across the state are still making difficult choices, such as closing schools, cutting bus transportation or implementing a four-day school week.

Tulsa Public Schools district leaders spent the winter and early spring planning for an expected $12 million reduction in state funding for the 2017-18 school year and ultimately recommended approximately $10 million in budget cuts.

“The unfortunate reality is that managing budget reductions of this magnitude means that as a district, we will be forced to make extraordinarily difficult decisions to keep our doors open to the children and families we serve,” wrote Superintendent Deborah A. Gist in a letter to TPS stakeholders this spring.

Left with few viable options for growing state revenues, the education landscape seems unlikely to improve in the short term.

But necessity is the mother of invention.

Despite the budget crisis, bright and committed individuals are working together to bridge gaps between school needs and state dollars.

Here are three examples of Tulsans harnessing their creativity — in the form of crowdfunding campaigns and unprecedented partnerships — to raise funds they hope will make a difference in the classroom and beyond.

 

It takes a village

Kellie Miller’s teaching degree didn’t come with a course in resourcefulness. She comes by the skill naturally, and her fifth-grade students at Lynn Wood Elementary in Broken Arrow are the lucky beneficiaries.

Now in her 11th year of teaching, Miller says project-based learning makes lessons more memorable for students. “Especially with history, you can talk about it, but unless you make it relevant to them, it’s not going to stick,” Miller says. “That’s especially hard to do with history when you’re talking about something that happened 250 years ago.”

Unfortunately, engaging classroom projects often require “extras” that aren’t covered by school budgets. So two years ago, Miller started writing project grants on the national crowdfunding platform DonorsChoose.org and sharing them on her personal Facebook account. Since then, 22 of those grants have been crowdfunded, raising more than $4,500 for her classroom.

Most of the projects have cost less than $250, but one of Miller’s favorite DonorsChoose projects is a $500 printing press that is a modern version of the one Benjamin Franklin used. Miller uses it to teach her class about Colonial trades. Students take turns printing copies of the Declaration of Independence and other documents. Another Colonial trade unit was recently funded, too, and will provide a loom to teach the students about weaving.

Lynn Wood Principal Chris England says Miller is the school’s most successful grant writer. However, the entire staff is fairly active in writing grants since more than half of Lynn Wood students are from low-income families who struggle to purchase school supplies. He estimates the school has received $65,000-$70,000 in grants in the past two years through various sources, including the Broken Arrow Public Schools Foundation. At press time, the school had raised $36,895 through DonorsChoose since 2009.

Broken Arrow Public Schools guidelines require school administration to approve all proposals for classroom grants, and school board approval is required to apply for grants $2,500 and above. However, England has never denied a request to come across his desk. “I rely on my teachers to help me identify what they need,” he says. “It allows me to save my school budget for necessities like copy paper, pens and pencils.”

Amazingly, most of Miller’s DonorsChoose funders are people she has never met. Many live in other states and appear to check the website regularly for education projects to support. “I had someone in Pennsylvania donate to one of my projects on my birthday,” Miller says. “She just said, ‘We share a birthday, and I want to help fund your project.’ Other people have said that every month they pick a classroom and donate $25.” Another donor from Georgia supported her loom fund because they descended from many generations of weavers and wanted to keep the trade alive.

DonorsChoose also makes it easy for companies and foundations to lend a hand to educators like Miller. Each fall, she and other Tulsa-area teachers participate in Sonic’s national “Limeades for Learning” campaign, which funds communities’ top-voted DonorsChoose projects.

In the Tulsa metro, the education partnership ImpactTulsa doubles donations for literacy-focused DonorsChoose grants up to $500 through a match from Advance Research Chemicals, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and the George Kaiser Family Foundation. (Autumn Worten, ImpactTulsa director of partner engagement, says Lynn Wood is the most active Tulsa-area school to utilize its DonorsChoose match funds.)

Miller says she hopes the state’s funding situation improves, but until then she is grateful for the support of groups like these and individual donors in what has truly become a community effort. “That’s a good way to put it,” she says. “It really does take a village.”

Support local teachers by searching for their projects by city and school at donorschoose.org. Miller’s page is donorschoose.org/kelliemiller.

 

Survival of the fittest

The scientific method usually begins with observations about the natural world, followed by hypotheses and experiments. When three Cascia Hall science research students observed that Oklahoma’s budget cuts meant no statewide science fair for the first time in more than 40 years, they predicted they could change that fate by raising awareness and funds. Their experiment? To form a group known as Oklahoma Students Advocating for Statewide Science (OSASS).

In the first three months of 2017, OSASS crowdfunded $4,015 for the Oklahoma State Science and Engineering Fair through a GoFundMe page created by OSASS co-founders Minna Apostolova, Braden Milford and Erika Ravitch. Donors ranged from former science fair participants who valued their student experiences to Tulsa’s STEMcell Science Shop to the editor of a U.K.-based scientific journal.

Then, something unexpected happened: Dr. James Young, an Ardmore dentist, mailed a $50,000 check to the state education department to continue the fair through 2018. Now OSASS is happily redirecting its efforts to Oklahoma’s regional science fairs, which also are at risk, according to the students.

Oklahoma has seven regional fairs, down from 11 a few years ago, says Sally Fenska, Cascia Hall AP biology and chemistry teacher and OSASS and science research team adviser. She says Tulsa has not hosted a regional science fair for at least seven years for various reasons, so many Tulsa students have to travel to other cities, such as Bartlesville, Miami or Wilburton, to participate.

Although their GoFundMe page is paused now that the state fair has been funded, the OSASS students recognize their work must continue if they are to ensure Oklahoma science fairs’ long-term survival. “No one is resting by any means,” says Apostolova, a Cascia Hall junior and OSASS president.

OSASS has utilized social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to spread its founders’ belief in science fairs as an outlet to share research, learn from peers and leaders on the cutting edge of their fields and access academic opportunities and scholarships. The group created a video that promotes these virtues and next plans to contact potential corporate sponsors.

Erika Ravitch, Braden Milford and Minna Apostolova are Cascia Hall students and the co-founders of Oklahoma Students Advocating for Statewide Science, a group focused on raising awareness and funds  for the state’s regional science fairs.

Before Young made his generous donation to the state science fair, OSASS traveled to the Oklahoma Capitol to meet with Tulsa native Joy Hofmeister, state superintendent of public education, and her staff. Despite the lack of funding available, OSASS found Hofmeister incredibly supportive of their cause. “It was validation of what we’ve been wanting to hear at the legislative level,” Apostolova says. “It was exciting to hear they want to stay in contact with us.”

Since January, the OSASS founders also have made phone calls and sent emails to Hofmeister’s office and media outlets to garner support for science fairs at all levels in the state all while keeping up with difficult courses and their own scientific research in Fenska’s class.

“We want to create a statewide movement,” explains Apostolova, who adds that science fairs could be the only introduction many students get to science beyond the textbook.

A science fair project just might ignite passion in a future Marie Curie or Albert Einstein. OSASS represents students like those, says Fenska, who hopes legislators and others will take note when they see students advocating for a cause important to them.

“A wonderful donor gave this group another year to accomplish what they wanted to do when they set out,” Fenska says. “There has been some great progress … but now it’s time to work on next year.

“The scientific process continues.”

Support OSASS by following it on Facebook, or email osass.ok@gmail.com.

 

Seeds of hope

Blooming where you’re planted is easiest where the soil is academically and economically fertile. Unfortunately, African-American students from low-income families have historically been some of the most vulnerable in Tulsa, says the Rev. Ray Owens, pastor at Metropolitan Baptist Church. Add in state budget woes, and the ground gets a little drier; the weeds, a little higher.

For many years, black students in north Tulsa “have been performing at the bottom,” Owens says, “not because they aren’t bright enough or because their parents don’t care, but because they are in schools that aren’t performing at the highest levels.”

The problem is with how resources are currently allocated, Owens says, along with schools’ lack of emphasis on “cultural competency.” For example, he points to many studies that find students of all races perform better when they have a teacher who looks like them and who they perceive understands them.

It’s clear many north Tulsa parents are dissatisfied with schooling in their neighborhood. In 2016, Tulsa Public Schools reported that 48 percent of students assigned to Academy Central Elementary School in the heart of the Gilcrease Hills community were transferring elsewhere in the district.

To address widespread concerns about the state of education in Tulsa and the academic achievements of black students in north Tulsa, Owens’ church gathered African-American leaders in the education, business, law enforcement and philanthropic communities in 2014. From those meetings, a team of 15 formed what is now known as the MET CARES Foundation, a secular nonprofit dedicated to changing academic outcomes for these children and ultimately rebuilding north Tulsa through economic development and community ownership.

This month marks the first major step toward the foundation’s vision: the opening of Greenwood Leadership Academy, a tuition-free, TPS “partnership” school with what Owens calls “an unapologetic, unashamed focus on educating African-American kids in north Tulsa.” Owens, who is chairman of the MET CARES Foundation, says children of other races are welcome to enroll, but the focus is on providing African-American kids the environment to thrive that they rarely get elsewhere.

Although not a charter school, GLA operates in a similar way. As a partnership school, GLA has autonomy in areas such as recruitment, teacher salaries and programming,  but facilities, food, maintenance and other services are sourced through the school district. GLA students are TPS students, so the enrollment and transfer process is handled through TPS, and the school must particiate in district-wide testing. This relationship with TPS is unprecedented in the state, Owens explains.

This academic year, GLA will serve pre-K through first-grade students while sharing a building with Academy Central. Each year another grade will be added from Academy Central, until GLA serves students through the fifth grade and the current Academy Central is dissolved.

The first spots at GLA will go to students who live within its district boundaries; students who live elsewhere will be able to apply for any remaining openings.

The school’s founding principal, Kojo Asamoa-Caesar, came to Tulsa in 2013 with Teach for America. He spent most of the past year recruiting GLA staff from across the country and hosting community events to build excitement and share information about GLA.

The school will focus on scholarship, entrepreneurship, technology and citizenship, with a particular emphasis in developing financial literacy, says Asamoa-Caesar. He says the MET CARES team visited several high-performing schools in low-income, African-American communities across the country to see what was working well. Gestalt Community Schools in Memphis were a standout, and Asamoa-Caesar has worked closely with the charter school network to develop some of GLA’s curriculum.

Ultimately, MET CARES sees GLA as a mode of community transformation that will propel greater investment in north Tulsa. “We’re sowing seeds of hope in a garden of despair,” says Asamoa-Caesar. “We don’t want kids walking through a blighted community to get to an excellent school. We want them walking through an excellent community to get to an excellent school.”

Although MET CARES is separate from Metropolitan Baptist Church, Owens says much of the foundation’s work and early conversations started there. The congregation has contributed to the foundation since 2014; he says the church has committed to donating $25,000 to MET CARES in 2017. “We always wanted to establish that we have skin in this game,” Owens says, adding that MET CARES has multi-year financial commitments from a number of other foundations.

The pastor says GLA is an example of what can happen when Tulsans decide to put aside differences and collaborate. If MET CARES succeeds in its mission, he believes Tulsa has the potential to become a national model for how this type of work is done in African-American communities.

Asamoa-Caesar says the conditions are right. “We have awesome kids. We want to show what these kids can do and put that work on display,” he says. “Hopefully we’ll stop demanding roses grow from concrete.”

Kojo Asamoa-Caesar and the Rev. Ray Owens outside the new Greenwood Leadership Academy at Academy Central. Owens is the chairman of the MET CARES Foundation, which has a vision to change academic outcomes for north Tulsa children. Its first step is opening GLA, whose principal is Asamoa-Caesar.

As seen in Memphis

The area of Memphis in which Gestalt Community Schools are located has similarities to north Tulsa, says Kojo Asamoa-Caesar, founding principal of Greenwood Leadership Academy. Once thriving, the predominantly black area had declined.

Founded by black community leaders, Gestalt was formed so that African-American kids could see people like them in the classroom, Asamoa-Caesar says. Beyond that, the founders saw education as a tool for overall community improvement. It worked. Mixed-income housing was established across from the school, and the community collaborated to build a performing arts center. The school drew purpose from the community’s past as a thriving business center and focused its new curriculum on entrepreneurship, a point emphasized even in the uniforms. The first school in the system was Power Center Middle School, founded in 2008. Within three years, it became one of the highest-performing schools in Tennessee.

According to Asamoa-Caesar, GLA founders drew inspiration from Gestalt in the level of autonomy and ownership given to students, plus a blended/rotational classroom learning approach that allows multiple learning styles to thrive.

Support the MET CARES Foundation at themetcaresfoundation.org and greenwoodleadershipacademy.org.

 

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Where:
River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - Volcano Stage
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame
5 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Cost: SOLD OUT

Where:
Cain's Ballroom
423 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Gypsy Coffee House
303 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tulsa, OK
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This October, Red Gold and Feeding America are encouraging families to share a family meal and help crush hunger in the process. For each  Red Gold/Redpack/Tuttorosso/Huy Fong canned tomato...

Cost: 0

Where:
Whole Foods
1401 E 41st St, Tulsa, OK 74105
Tulsa, OK  74105
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Sponsor: Red Gold Tomatoes

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Storytelling is a timeless tradition that we use, not just to entertain, but to pass down our customs, history and heritage. Many have told these stories through art. Images of our creation,...

Cost: Adults - $3; Seniors - $2 ; Students - $1.50 ; Under 5 yrs - Free

Where:
Five Civilized Tribes Museum
1101 Honor Heights Drive
Muskogee, OK  74401
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Sponsor: Five Civilized Tribes Museum
Telephone: 918-683-1701
Contact Name: Executive Director - Sean Barney
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Tulsa Botanic Garden celebrates 2017 Autumn In the Garden from October 5 until November 12. Tulsa Botanic Garden has transformed into an autumn paradise! Featured elements throughout Autumn in...

Cost: FREE for Garden members; $8 for ages 13+; $4 for ages 3–12; 2 & under are free.

Where:
Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Sponsor: Tulsa Botanic Garden
Telephone: 918-289-0330
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Come see how Tulsa offers a 'home away from home' for families caring for loved ones in medical crisis at Hospitality House of Tulsa. This free 30 minute tour is free. RSVP at...

Cost: free

Where:
Hospitality House of Tulsa
1135 S. Victor AVE
Tulsa, OK  74104
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Sponsor: Hospitality House of Tulsa
Telephone: 918-794-0088 x205
Contact Name: Rhonda McDaniel
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Working in large-scale paper and graphite collages, Mark Lewis, Applied Associate Professor at the University of Tulsa, builds up layers of paper to create highly dimensional urban landscapes,...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
108 Contemporary
108 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: 108 Contemporary
Telephone: 918-895-6302
Contact Name: 108 Contemporary Intern
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Navigating relationships takes energy and intentionality, as well as wisdom to know how to resolve conflict when there is a gap in communication.  Join us for conversation about healthy...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Redeemer Covenant Church
5415 E. 101st Street
Tulsa, OK  74137
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Sponsor: Denise McKinney
Telephone: 918-299-1989
Contact Name: Denise McKinney
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Fall is here!.... and that means excellent weather for strolling from gallery to gallery to see the season's newest exhibits!  join us on october 6th to enjoy  and exhibit by talented...

Cost: free

Where:
mainline art bar
111 n main street
tulsa, OK  74103
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Telephone: 918-704-3330
Contact Name: katy eagleston

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"...a first-rate shocker, the suspense drama we've long awaited eagerly." -New York Post In 1944 New York, a Greenwich Village apartment becomes the scene for a deadly game of...

Cost: $30

Where:
Tulsa Little Theatre
1511 S Delaware Ave
Tulsa, OK  74104
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Sponsor: Encore! Tulsa
Telephone: 918-625-6712
Contact Name: Mindy Barker
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Where:
Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - Volcano Stage
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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The 21st annual Native American Art Studies Association Conference will feature events at Gilcrease Museum, Philbrook Downtown, Guthrie Green, and PostOak Lodge.

Where:
Various locations
Tulsa, OK


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Cost: $5-$12

Where:
Loony Bin
6808 S Memorial Dr
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $13-$54

Where:
BOK Center
200 S Denver Ave
Tulsa, OK
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The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cain's Ballroom
423 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Annual luncheon to raise awareness of NewView Oklahoma and its comprehensive services for those with significant vision loss.

Cost: FREE; sponsorships available

Where:
Renaissance Hotel and Conference Center
6808 S. 107th E. Ave.
Tulsa, OK
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Sponsor: NewView Oklahoma
Telephone: 918-933-4075
Contact Name: Tiffany Henley
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This October, Red Gold and Feeding America are encouraging families to share a family meal and help crush hunger in the process. For each  Red Gold/Redpack/Tuttorosso/Huy Fong canned tomato...

Cost: 0

Where:
Whole Foods
1401 E 41st St, Tulsa, OK 74105
Tulsa, OK  74105
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Sponsor: Red Gold Tomatoes

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Storytelling is a timeless tradition that we use, not just to entertain, but to pass down our customs, history and heritage. Many have told these stories through art. Images of our creation,...

Cost: Adults - $3; Seniors - $2 ; Students - $1.50 ; Under 5 yrs - Free

Where:
Five Civilized Tribes Museum
1101 Honor Heights Drive
Muskogee, OK  74401
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Sponsor: Five Civilized Tribes Museum
Telephone: 918-683-1701
Contact Name: Executive Director - Sean Barney
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Tulsa Botanic Garden celebrates 2017 Autumn In the Garden from October 5 until November 12. Tulsa Botanic Garden has transformed into an autumn paradise! Featured elements throughout Autumn in...

Cost: FREE for Garden members; $8 for ages 13+; $4 for ages 3–12; 2 & under are free.

Where:
Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Sponsor: Tulsa Botanic Garden
Telephone: 918-289-0330
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Also features a silent auction and door prizes. $12; includes dinner, dessert and Bunco.

Cost: $12, admission

Where:
St. Anne's Catholic Church, Parish Hall
301 S. Ninth St.
Broken Arrow, OK
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Sponsor: Broken Arrow Blue Star Mothers
Telephone: 918-808-0747
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Pete Tomshany is an original instrumentalist and singer-songwriter who will share his dynamic, eclectic and adventurous stylings on acoustic guitar starting at 6pm. Mr. Nice Guys food truck will be...

Cost: FREE for Garden members; $8 for ages 13+; $4 for ages 3–12; 2 & under are free.

Where:
Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Sponsor: Tulsa Botanic Garden
Telephone: 918-289-0330
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In its 7th annual year, Badges nÕ Barbeques will bring together the most fierce competitors comprised of area law enforcement and firefighters to serve up some of the best barbecue. With...

Cost: 75

Where:
Christiansen Jet Center
200 W. Learjet Lane
Tulsa, OK
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Sponsor: Benefits Tulsa Crime Stoppers
Telephone: 918-585-5209
Contact Name: Jennifer Rush
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Working in large-scale paper and graphite collages, Mark Lewis, Applied Associate Professor at the University of Tulsa, builds up layers of paper to create highly dimensional urban landscapes,...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
108 Contemporary
108 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: 108 Contemporary
Telephone: 918-895-6302
Contact Name: 108 Contemporary Intern
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Fall is here!.... and that means excellent weather for strolling from gallery to gallery to see the season's newest exhibits!  join us on october 6th to enjoy  and exhibit by talented...

Cost: free

Where:
mainline art bar
111 n main street
tulsa, OK  74103
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Telephone: 918-704-3330
Contact Name: katy eagleston

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"...a first-rate shocker, the suspense drama we've long awaited eagerly." -New York Post In 1944 New York, a Greenwich Village apartment becomes the scene for a deadly game of...

Cost: $30

Where:
Tulsa Little Theatre
1511 S Delaware Ave
Tulsa, OK  74104
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Sponsor: Encore! Tulsa
Telephone: 918-625-6712
Contact Name: Mindy Barker
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Where:
The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Soundpony
409 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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The Hunt Club
224 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Reynolds Center
3208 E 8th St
Tulsa, OK
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Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $19-$45

Where:
The Vanguard
222 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - Volcano Stage
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Hard Rock Casino - Cabin Creek
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Cost: SOLD OUT

Where:
Cain's Ballroom
423 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Hard Rock Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Cost: $75-$85

Where:
Hard Rock Casino - The Joint
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Where:
River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Teams of law enforcement officers and firefighters compete for Best BBQ honors, judged by Rib Crib. Food, beer, wine and live entertainment by the Tom FBasler Dueling Piano Show.

Cost: $75, admission

Where:
Christiansen Aviation Jet Center
200 Lear Jet Lane
Tulsa, OK
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Sponsor: Tulsa Crime Stoppers
Telephone: 918-585-2509
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This October, Red Gold and Feeding America are encouraging families to share a family meal and help crush hunger in the process. For each  Red Gold/Redpack/Tuttorosso/Huy Fong canned tomato...

Cost: 0

Where:
Whole Foods
1401 E 41st St, Tulsa, OK 74105
Tulsa, OK  74105
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Sponsor: Red Gold Tomatoes

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Buy a Care Card and enjoy up to 20% off early holiday shopping at over 200 stores and restaurants.

Cost: 60

Where:
, OK


Sponsor: Benefits Family & Children's Services
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Storytelling is a timeless tradition that we use, not just to entertain, but to pass down our customs, history and heritage. Many have told these stories through art. Images of our creation,...

Cost: Adults - $3; Seniors - $2 ; Students - $1.50 ; Under 5 yrs - Free

Where:
Five Civilized Tribes Museum
1101 Honor Heights Drive
Muskogee, OK  74401
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Sponsor: Five Civilized Tribes Museum
Telephone: 918-683-1701
Contact Name: Executive Director - Sean Barney
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Tulsa Botanic Garden celebrates 2017 Autumn In the Garden from October 5 until November 12. Tulsa Botanic Garden has transformed into an autumn paradise! Featured elements throughout Autumn in...

Cost: FREE for Garden members; $8 for ages 13+; $4 for ages 3–12; 2 & under are free.

Where:
Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Sponsor: Tulsa Botanic Garden
Telephone: 918-289-0330
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I hope you will join me at our annual fundraising luncheon, to hear the HOSPITALITY HOUSE OF TULSA story and consider making a gift. RSVP to Rhonda at rmcdaniel@HHTulsa.org or 918-794-0088 x205...

Cost: free

Where:
Ti Amo
6024 S. Sheridan
Tulsa, OK  74145
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Sponsor: Hospitality House of Tulsa
Telephone: 918-794-0088 x205
Contact Name: Rhonda McDaniel
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Nicole Carrington hosts a Halloween edition of bingo, with appearances by Rainbow Granny and Trailer Trash Teresa.

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E 4th St
Tulsa, OK
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. Trick-or-treat event, with mermaids and pirates, a bounce house, PeeWee Pirate Zone, Trick-or-Treat Trail, and a costume contest. All ages.

Cost: $7, kids; $10, adults; $6, kids (members); $9, adults (members)

Where:
Tulsa Aquarium
300 Aquarium Drive
Jenks, OK
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Sponsor: Oklahoma Aquarium
Telephone: 918-528-1503
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Working in large-scale paper and graphite collages, Mark Lewis, Applied Associate Professor at the University of Tulsa, builds up layers of paper to create highly dimensional urban landscapes,...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
108 Contemporary
108 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: 108 Contemporary
Telephone: 918-895-6302
Contact Name: 108 Contemporary Intern
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Giving Spirits is a one-of-a-kind whiskey tasting experience to benefit the Food Bank. Over the course of the evening, guests will sample whiskeys from all over the world, enjoy a paired gourmet...

Where:
Cain's Ballroom
423 N Main St.
, OK
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Sponsor: Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
Telephone: 918-936-4544
Contact Name: Cathy Wilkie
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Fall is here!.... and that means excellent weather for strolling from gallery to gallery to see the season's newest exhibits!  join us on october 6th to enjoy  and exhibit by talented...

Cost: free

Where:
mainline art bar
111 n main street
tulsa, OK  74103
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Telephone: 918-704-3330
Contact Name: katy eagleston

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Once a year, for five nights only, the Oklahoma Aquarium opens its doors to trick-or-treaters of all ages to enjoy a safe, fun, indoor alternative to traditional Halloween activities. Activities...

Cost: $6-$10

Where:
Oklahoma Aquarium
300 Aquarium Drive
Jenks, OK
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Sponsor: Benefits Oklahoma Aquarium
Contact Name: Kara Lovell
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The 7th Annual Corks & Kegs is a Halloween-themed wine and beer tasting event. Over 400 guests will enjoy beers and wines from around the world, paired with food from some of TulsaÕs finest...

Cost: $125 - $250

Where:
Mayo Hotel
115 W 5th St
Tulsa, OK
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Sponsor: Benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Telephone: 918-744-6354
Contact Name: Meggie Gaskins
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HallowZOOeen is a premier spooky (but not-too scary) Halloween trick-or-treat event at the Tulsa Zoo for the whole family. The zoo offers an alternative to traditional Halloween activities and...

Cost: $7, zoo members; $8, general admission

Where:
Tulsa Zoo
6421 E. 36th St. N
Tulsa, OK
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Sponsor: Benefits Tulsa Zoo
Telephone: 918-669-6224
Contact Name: Sarah Bowen
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Once a year for 5 nights, the Oklahoma Aquarium opens its doors to trick-or-treaters of all ages to enjoy a safe, fun, indoor alternative to traditional Halloween activities. HallowMarine 2017 will...

Cost: $7-$10

Where:
Oklahoma Aquarium
300 Aquarium Dr
Jenks, OK  74037
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Telephone: 918-528-1507
Contact Name: Liz Medrano
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"...a first-rate shocker, the suspense drama we've long awaited eagerly." -New York Post In 1944 New York, a Greenwich Village apartment becomes the scene for a deadly game of...

Cost: $30

Where:
Tulsa Little Theatre
1511 S Delaware Ave
Tulsa, OK  74104
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Sponsor: Encore! Tulsa
Telephone: 918-625-6712
Contact Name: Mindy Barker
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Tulsa Spotlighters will present a special Friday performance of the longest-running play in the country, The Drunkard, with all proceeds benefiting The Salvation Army.

Where:
Spotlight Theatre
1381 Riverside Dr
Tulsa, OK
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Dr. Omalu, the first doctor to discover and publish findings of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in American football players, speaks about his experience.

Cost: Tickets available through subscription with Tulsa Town Hall

Where:
Chapman Music Hall - Tulsa PAC
110 E 2nd St
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
American Legion Post 1
1120 E 8th St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $8

Where:
Philbrook Museum
2727 S Rockford Rd
Tulsa, OK
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See the 1920s horror classics Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Nosferatu while Austin band The Invincible Czars perform live original scores.

Cost: $12/single film, $18/both films

Where:
Circle Cinema
10 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $13-$54

Where:
BOK Center
200 S Denver Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Enjoy whiskeys from around the world and a paired gourmet menu from local chefs while benefiting the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.

Cost: $150

Where:
Cain's Ballroom
423 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Where sweet tooth meets shark tooth.

Where:
Oklahoma Aquarium
300 Aquarium Dr
Jenks, OK
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Various times, during store venue hours. Get 20 percent off when shopping at more than 200 Tulsa stores.

Cost: $60

Where:
200 Tulsa Stores
Tulsa, OK


Sponsor: Family and Children's Services
Telephone: 918-639-0453
Contact Name: Dee Harris
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Trick or treat with the biggest party animals in town.

Where:
Tulsa Zoo
6421 E 36th St N
Tulsa, OK
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See performances by your favorite Wonderland residents.

Where:
She Theatre & Lounge
321 E M.B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Hurricane Stadium
512 S Delaware Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Cooper Aerobics Center
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Hard Rock Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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All 27 Community Action Project schools. Donated books will be read to children by guests and local celebrities, then given to families receiving assistance from the Community Action Program.

Cost: FREE

Where:
27 Community Action Project schools
All 27 Community Action Project schools
, OK
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Sponsor: Community Action Project (CAP)
Telephone: 918-382-3200
Contact Name: Meggie Gaskins
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Where:
Hard Rock Casino - Cabin Creek
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Where:
Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
American Legion Post 308
11328 E Admiral Pl
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Ed's Hurricane Lounge
3216 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Utopia Bar & Lounge
3508 S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Dusty Dog Pub
5107 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $22.50-$79

Where:
Brady Theater
105 W M.B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Pepper's Grill
2809 E 81st St
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
The Hunt Club
224 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
The Max Retropub
114 S Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10

Where:
The Vanguard
222 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $12

Where:
The Venue Shrine
112 E 18th St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

Where:
The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Soundpony
409 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
River Spirit Casino - LandShark Pool Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $30-$40

Where:
River Spirit Casino - Paradise Cove
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
River Spirit Casino - Volcano Stage
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10

Where:
Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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The Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run is turning 40! Come celebrate four decades of running in Tulsa by participating in the most historic race in Oklahoma. From its humble beginnings in 1978...

Cost: $15-$75

Where:
West 6th Street and Boulder
Tulsa , OK  74119


Sponsor: Tulsa Sports Commission
Telephone: 918-560-0270
Contact Name: Heath Aucoin
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Since 1978, thousands of runners have convened in Downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma for Tulsa's most iconic footrace, the Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run. In order to create a...

Cost: free

Where:
Eugene Field Elementary
2249 S Phoenix Ave
Tulsa, OK  74107
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Sponsor: RiverParks
Telephone: 918-596-2008
Contact Name: Ryan Howell
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This October, Red Gold and Feeding America are encouraging families to share a family meal and help crush hunger in the process. For each  Red Gold/Redpack/Tuttorosso/Huy Fong canned tomato...

Cost: 0

Where:
Whole Foods
1401 E 41st St, Tulsa, OK 74105
Tulsa, OK  74105
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Sponsor: Red Gold Tomatoes

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Oklahoma's Largest Halloween Celebration! Pancake breakfast, Pet Costume Contest, Children's Costume Contest, Kid Zones, Trick-or-Treating, and the annual BooHaHa parade.

Where:
Brookside
33rd-49th on South Peoria
Tulsa, OK
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Sponsor: Benefits Brookside Business Association
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This marks the first time this remarkable collection has been exhibited internationally. OKCMOA will present some of the most important works from the Victoria and Albert’s outstanding...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Tulsa Botanic Garden celebrates 2017 Autumn In the Garden from October 5 until November 12. Tulsa Botanic Garden has transformed into an autumn paradise! Featured elements throughout Autumn in...

Cost: FREE for Garden members; $8 for ages 13+; $4 for ages 3–12; 2 & under are free.

Where:
Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Sponsor: Tulsa Botanic Garden
Telephone: 918-289-0330
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Spotlight on Special Needs, presented by TulsaKids, is a free and open-to-the-public event that will feature four speakers as well as informational and resource booths providing products related to...

Cost: Free

Where:
OU-Tulsa
4502 E. 41st St.
Tulsa, OK  74135
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Sponsor: TulsaKids
Telephone: 918-582-8504
Contact Name: Tara Rittler
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This marks the first time this remarkable collection has been exhibited internationally. OKCMOA will present some of the most important works from the Victoria and Albert’s outstanding...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Come by for our open house! We’ll have lots of fun for everyone: Face painting by Karen Refreshments Stained Glass Demonstrations Open workshop space for past students and it’s all FREE!...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tulsa Stained Glass
4131 S. Sheridan Rd.
Tulsa, OK  74145
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Sponsor: Tulsa Stained Glass
Telephone: 918-664-8604
Contact Name: Richard Bohm
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Harvest Hayday! October 28, from 11am - 2pm. Come celebrate the arrival of fall! With hayrides, games, trunk or treating, emergency vehicles, a petting zoo, and more, Asbury is bringing in the...

Cost: Free, except food items for purchase from Food Trucks

Where:
Asbury UMC
6767 S. Mingo Rd
Tulsa, OK  74133
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Sponsor: Asbury UMC
Telephone: 918-392-1165
Contact Name: Kim Broadhurst
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The Washington Irving Festival is a free event open to the community. It is a day to enjoy food, inflatables and costume contests. As evening approaches, sit back, relax and enjoy the movie...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington Irving Memorial Park & Arboretum
13700 South Memorial Drive
Bixby, OK  74008
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Sponsor: Bixby Metro Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 918-366-9445
Contact Name: Tashia Taylor
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In this 3 hour class,you will learn about the art of stained glass design, then build a stained glass Garden Spirit to brighten your home or garden. Nurture your creative spirit with a group...

Cost: $39.00

Where:
Tulsa Stained Glass
4131 S. Sheridan Rd.
Tulsa, OK  74145
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Sponsor: Tulsa Stained Glass
Telephone: 918-664-8604
Contact Name: Richard Bohm
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Paws on Pearl 2nd Annual Howl-o-Ween Celebration and Costume Contest Help us celebrate the season with food, fun and a dog/owner costume contest with lots of great prizes and giveaways....

Cost: n/a

Where:
Paws on Pearl
609 S. Peoria Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: Paws on Pearl
Telephone: 918-508-7362
Contact Name: Joy Toburen
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This seminar will be facilitated by Kathy Campbell, PharmD. She will discuss hormones, their functions and how you can work to get them in balance.  This is a very informative discussion that...

Cost: 79.00

Where:
Medicap Pharmacy
130 S MAIN STREET
OWASSO, OK  74055
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Sponsor: Medicap Pharmacy
Telephone: 918-274-1737
Contact Name: Dena
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Working in large-scale paper and graphite collages, Mark Lewis, Applied Associate Professor at the University of Tulsa, builds up layers of paper to create highly dimensional urban landscapes,...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
108 Contemporary
108 E Mathew B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: 108 Contemporary
Telephone: 918-895-6302
Contact Name: 108 Contemporary Intern
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Fall is here!.... and that means excellent weather for strolling from gallery to gallery to see the season's newest exhibits!  join us on october 6th to enjoy  and exhibit by talented...

Cost: free

Where:
mainline art bar
111 n main street
tulsa, OK  74103
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Telephone: 918-704-3330
Contact Name: katy eagleston

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The Oklahoma Swing Syndicate (TOSS) hosts a Swing dance and lessons  The Oklahoma Swing Syndicate (TOSS) is the only UNESCO recognized dance organization in Oklahoma.  We are a 501c3...

Cost: $7

Where:
Community Center - South Minister Presby Church
3500 So Peoria
1/2 west of Peoria, on 35pl behind the church
Tulsa, OK  74102
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Sponsor: The Ok Swing Syndicate
Telephone: 918-450-691
Contact Name: Rita Robbins
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Once a year for 5 nights, the Oklahoma Aquarium opens its doors to trick-or-treaters of all ages to enjoy a safe, fun, indoor alternative to traditional Halloween activities. HallowMarine 2017 will...

Cost: $7-$10

Where:
Oklahoma Aquarium
300 Aquarium Dr
Jenks, OK  74037
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Telephone: 918-528-1507
Contact Name: Liz Medrano
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The Official Unit D Halloween Party!! Costume Contest, Pinata's and great live music.  

Cost: 13.00

Where:
Unit D
1238 W.41st Street
Tulsa, OK  74134
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  Andrew Grams returns to Tulsa to guest conduct Tchaikovsky’s emotional Symphony No. 6 the “Pathétique.” This program will also feature Tim McFadden (principal...

Cost: $15-$70

Where:
Tulsa Performing Arts Center
110 E 2nd St
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: Tulsa Symphony
Telephone: 918-584-3645
Contact Name: Amy Roark
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"...a first-rate shocker, the suspense drama we've long awaited eagerly." -New York Post In 1944 New York, a Greenwich Village apartment becomes the scene for a deadly game of...

Cost: $30

Where:
Tulsa Little Theatre
1511 S Delaware Ave
Tulsa, OK  74104
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Sponsor: Encore! Tulsa
Telephone: 918-625-6712
Contact Name: Mindy Barker
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Where:
Case Soccer Complex
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $13-$54

Where:
BOK Center
200 S Denver Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $15-$85

Where:
Downtown Tulsa
6th St & Boulder Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Hurricane Stadium
512 S Delaware Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Tulsa Sympony performs Tchaikovsky's PathŽtique, Aaron Copland's Quiet City, and Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber.

Cost: $15-$70

Where:
Chapman Music Hall - Tulsa PAC
110 E 2nd St
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Reynolds Center
3208 E 8th St
Tulsa, OK
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Hang with Dee Snider of Twisted Sister and enter the costume contest, which has a $5,000 grand prize.

Where:
Hard Rock Casino
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Where:
River Spirit Casino - LandShark Pool Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
River Spirit Casino - Volcano Stage
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10

Where:
Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
The Beehive Lounge
2405 E Admiral Blvd
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Soundpony
409 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Hard Rock Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Cabin Creek
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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3 p.m., parade. Pancake breakfast, trick-or-treating, kids’ costume contest, pet costume contest and parade.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Brookside District
South Peoria Avenue from East 49th Street to East 33rd Street
Tulsa, OK
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Sponsor: Brookside Business Association
Telephone: 918-260-7680
Contact Name: Pat Kroblin
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Making plans for this weekend? You can't do better than The Drunkard & The Olio at the historic Spotlight Theater. You know you've always wanted to go, and now's your chance. And if...

Cost: Adults $20, kids $12, seniors & military $17

Where:
Spotlight Theater
1381 Riverside Dr.
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Cost: $20-$35

Where:
Cain's Ballroom
423 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Fassler Hall
304 S Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

Where:
The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
The Fur Shop
520 E 3rd St
Tulsa, OK
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Rodeo Nightclub's party offers a $500 grand prize in their costume contest.

Where:
Rodeo Nightclub
9379 E 46th St
Tulsa, OK
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A dance party in three adjacent venues, The Spider Ball also has a $1,000 grand-prize costume contest.

Cost: $10-$20

Where:
IDL Ballroom, Enso Bar, Unicorn Club
230 E 1st St
Tulsa, OK
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Music by DJ Noodles and a costume contest with five $1,000 prizes, each for a different category.

Where:
River Spirit Casino
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Yellow Brick Road
2630 E 15th St
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Wyld Hawgz
6151 E 51st St
Tulsa, OK
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OK Chive hosts this party with DJ Eclectic Disposition, karaoke, raffles, auctions, and more. Proceeds benefit B.O.L.D., which helps to support living dependents of fallen bikers.

Cost: $5

Where:
The Fur Shop
520 E 3rd St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

Where:
The Venue Shrine
112 E 18th St
Tulsa, OK
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Take part in cosplay and carved pumpkin contests, a scavenger hunt, gaming, and karaoke.

Cost: $10

Where:
Central Library
400 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
The Max Retropub
114 S Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
The Hunt Club
224 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10

Where:
The Vanguard
222 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Dance the night away with DJ Soule and enter the costume contest at Chandler Park.

Cost: $3

Where:
Chandler Park
6500 W 21st St
Tulsa, OK
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Drink beautiful works of latte art with a spooky theme.

Where:
Foolish Things Coffee Company
1001 S Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: SOLD OUT

Where:
River Spirit Casino - Paradise Cove
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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