A handmade art and crafts fair is bound to attract last-minute holiday shoppers.
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12/7-9 American Finals Rodeo
You’ll find plenty of ridin’, ropin’ and rustlin’ at the American Cowboys Rodeo Association’s 36th American Finals Rodeo at the Built Ford Tough Arena at Expo Square. The country’s top 15 cowboys and cowgirls will compete in traditional rodeo events, including bull riding, bareback riding, tie-down roping, breakaway roping, steer wrestling, team roping and cowgirls’ barrel racing. A champion will be crowned for each event.
A free Western trade show also will occur during the rodeo with Western items and general art and crafts available for purchase.
One-day rodeo tickets are $12 in advance or $14 at the door; three-day tickets are $30. Purchase tickets at
www.exposquare.com, or call 918-376-6000.
12/12-16 Dralion Experience
“Dralion,” a signature Cirque du Soleil production acclaimed by more than 7 million people worldwide since its 1999 premiere in Montreal. Fusing the 3,000-year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil, “Dralion” draws its inspiration from Eastern philosophy and its never-ending quest for harmony between humans and nature.
In the world of “Dralion,” cultures blend, man and nature are one and balance is achieved. The show at the BOK Center features 50 international acrobats, gymnasts, musicians and singers.
Tickets start at $48 can be purchased at www.tickets.com
12/13 Winter Winds
Enjoy the unusual treat of chamber music combined with wind instruments at Winter Winds, presented by Tulsa Camerata. Expect an evening of contemporary and classical chamber pieces by Franz Hasenöhrl, Mozart, David Maslanka and others. Crowning the program will be Brahm’s Horn Trio.
Tulsa Camerata is a nonprofit chamber music ensemble of local musicians. The organization began in summer 2010 to fill the void in locally produced chamber music, says Executive Director Jesus Villarreal.
The performance will begin at 7 p.m., Dec. 13, in the Patti Johnson Wilson Hall at the Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Road. Call 918-406-5440 or visit
www.tulsacamerata.org to purchase tickets, which start at $5.