My Perfect Weekend: Brian Horton
Manager of enterprise financial planning and analysis, Williams; founder and president of Horton Records LTD, a nonprofit record label based in Tulsa
It’s no surprise Brian Horton’s perfect weekend includes plenty of local music.
Oh, the places I will go …
Fassler Hall 304 S. Elgin Ave.
I’d start the day with breakfast tacos at Fassler Hall with their door up — a nice relaxing hang. I love their hot sauce selection.
Tulsa Athletics 4802 E. 15th St.
Go to the old Drillers Stadium and check out Tulsa’s hottest new sports team, the Tulsa Athletics men’s soccer team. (Their season runs from May through July.) It’s fantastic, with enthusiastic crowd support and great fun for everyone. I might also snag a bite to eat from one of the many Tulsa food trucks.
Ida Red 3336 S. Peoria Ave.
Next, I’d drive over to Brookside to Ida Red and grab a fancy, old-time soda. I like all of the orange and strawberry choices, plus there’s lots of other cool stuff to browse through, like Man Candles.
The Church Studio On Leon Russell Road at East Third Street between South Utica and Peoria avenues
I’d head over to The Church Studio and pop in on a session and observe the creative process. It’s fascinating to see Costa Stasinopoulos or other engineers/producers work with artists and hear songs come to life. There’s something special about that place.
Guthrie Green 111 E. Brady St.
Then I’d spend some time sitting out on Guthrie Green listening to great music. It’s so relaxing and beautiful to see so many different people with kids and pets, just hanging out. And the Sunday Market (open every Sunday from April through October) is fantastic, with gorgeous produce and lots of great vendors with unique stuff.
The University of Tulsa 800 S. Tucker Drive
I’d want to catch a TU Men’s basketball game. I have high hopes for the program with Coach Danny Manning. When that team is performing well, the atmosphere at the Reynolds Center is fantastic.
Lone Wolf Bahn Mi 918-804-1345
The best truck food in T-Town. Bahn Mi, kimchi fries — eat till you win.
The Colony 2809 S. Harvard Ave.
A weekend would never be complete without a stop at The Colony. I’d enjoy a nice bevy inside or on the patio and chomp on some fresh popcorn — and, of course, there’s the music. There are always special guests and lots of surprises from touring bands and other great Tulsa musicians stopping by to sit in and play.
SoundPony Lounge 409 N. Main St.
When I stop in SoundPony, I always run into someone I know and laugh a lot. It’s a nice, cozy, relaxing hang, like you are in another world. And the pints are always spot on.
Cain’s Ballroom and Brady Theater 423 N. Main St.; 105 W. Brady St.
Later I’d go to a concert at Cain’s Ballroom or the Brady Theater and catch a larger touring act. When the venues are full for a bigger show, it’s an electric feeling; the band is on and the audience is involved.