Agenda: December 2014
December's can't-miss events
Retro Den owners Ashley Palmer and Ashley Daly with Alliday Show organizer Briana Hefley-Shepard, seated
What’s old is new
Forget everything you knew about Tulsa’s Alliday Show. Event organizer Briana Hefley-Shepard says the fifth annual handmade arts and craft event has been reinvented into a more intimate celebration.
Twelve artists — instead of the show’s previous 60-80 vendors — will showcase their products in a new venue, Retro Den, at 1216 S. Harvard Ave.
“We got to pick the best of the best,” says Hefley-Shepard, who moved the show from the fairgrounds and expanded it to two days for a fresh experience.
The Holiday Alliday Party from 6-10 p.m., Friday, will include live music, cocktails, food trucks and a vintage beauty bar and family portraits; admission is $15 for one guest or $20 for two.
Saturday’s activities are more family friendly and feature a library story hour and succulent planting. Show admission is free. Visit www.theallidayshow.com for shopping times and to purchase Holiday Party tickets.
12/4-5 & 9 “Christmas Splendor,” Council Oak Men’s Chorale
The Council Oak Men’s Chorale was formed in 1997 when a group of 12 singers provided music for a World AIDS Day memorial service. The group’s hope was to support the families and friends of those affected by HIV and AIDS.
Since then, this small group of dedicated men has become nationally recognized for its vocal excellence. Its repertoire has grown to encompass a three-concert season with numerous other performances year-round.
For its annual holiday show, the chorale will sing seasonal selections, including “The Chanukah Song,” “The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth” and “We Need a Little Christmas.” A portion of the show’s proceeds will support the Nancy & Joe McDonald Rainbow Library, which houses more than 3,500 LGBT-related titles.
8 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 501 S. Cincinnati Ave. Tickets are $20 and are available at www.counciloak.org or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
12/11–12 AHHA Holiday Festival and Market
The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa Hardesty Arts Center (AHHA) will celebrate the season this month with two days of “make and take” art activities, pop-up classes and shopping for items by local artists and vendors.
Experience a live painting demonstration from AHHA Studio Artist John Hammer, who also will lead a drop-in painting activity from 3:30-7:30 p.m. daily. The session is $15 for AHHA members and $20 for nonmembers. During the same timeframe, children ages 5-13 can create mini canvas ornaments for $5 each. All materials for both activities are provided.
The recent work of AHHA’s fourth floor studio artists will be on display, and several of the artists will be available to discuss their pieces or teach a class.
1-8 p.m., at AHHA, 101 E. Archer St. Free admission. Visit www.ahhatulsa.org or email email@example.com.
12/12 “So You Think You Can Dance” 2014 Tour
FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” winner of 11 Primetime Emmy awards, tangos into the Brady Theater this month for a spicy live show. The tour features season 11’s top 10 finalists, including Jessica Richens and Casey Askew, who are pictured above performing a contemporary routine on the hit TV show.
The SYTYCD 2014 tour kicked off in New Orleans and is winding its way across the United States and Canada with more than 70 stops. Performances will feature this season’s most popular routines, as well as original pieces created for the tour, according to event promoter AEG Live’s website.
Doors open at 7 p.m. at the Brady Theater, 105 W. M.B. Brady St. Tickets are $29.50-$49.50 and are available at Reasor’s locations and Starship Records, 1241 S. Lewis Ave.; at www.protix.com; or by calling 866-977-6849.