Tulsa’s top 10 fund-raisers of 2009

We spotlight the year’s top-earning fund-raising events.



By tradition and perhaps by nature, Tulsans are unusually generous. We are among the top in donating discretionary income and in volunteering our time to local causes. Our Tulsa Community Foundation is the largest in the nation.

But any event chair will tell you that a fund-raiser requires a tremendous amount of time and effort.

So we wondered, along with the goodwill it generates, what do fund-raisers reap in the hard-to-come-by cash nonprofits need? And which organizations appear to do it best?

This fall, TulsaPeople, with assistance from the Tulsa Community Foundation, surveyed area nonprofits, asking them to tell us their most successful 2009 fund-raisers and the amounts those events grossed.    

Then we ranked them — first, by the Top 10 grossing events and, second, by the Top 5 in several popular event types, including dinners, luncheons, golf tournaments, races and a special “other” category. (You will find those on the following pages in the Charitable Events Registry.) We think you will be fascinated by the amounts raised and the nonprofits that qualified in more than one group.

Here’s another fascinating fact: When we added the gross figures from the nearly 100 nonprofits that reported back to us, we found their events raised at least $23.6 million, almost equaling the 2009 Tulsa Area United Way campaign’s final number, $23.9 million.

Now that’s generosity.

1. Painted Pony Ball

 

$1.2 million+
Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis
Theme: Black tie with a Western twist
Number of years held: 4
Event type: Gala
Benefited: Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis NICU
Date: Nov. 13, 2009
Location: Central Park Hall, Expo Square
Chairpersons: Cathey and Mike Barkley; Suzanne Warren, honorary chair  
Major donors: Henry Zarrow Fund, William K. Warren Foundation, Saint Francis Health System, Newborn Specialists of Tulsa, F&M Bank & Trust Co., Mr. and Mrs. Mike Barkley
Event coordinator or designer: Arin Zinke


2. William Booth Society

 

Benefit Dinner  

 

$1.15 million
The Salvation Army Metro Tulsa Command
Number of years held: 16
Event type: Dinner   
Benefited: General fund raising
Date: May 2, 2009
Location: BOK Center
Chairmen: Bill and Bob Thomas
Major donors: Miriam B. & Jess L. Stevens Foundation, Helmerich Foundation, Mervin Bovaird Foundation, Carl and Virginia Short, Paul and Helen Sisk Foundation
In-kind donors: QuikPrint
Event coordinator or designer: Talmadge Powell

3. Promise Ball

 

$772,000
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Theme: A Night of Hope … A Time to Believe
Number of years held: 9
Event type: Gala
Benefited: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Artificial Pancreas Project
Date: May 9, 2009
Location: Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center
Chairpersons: Gov. Brad and First Lady Kim Henry, Promise Ball honorees; Arlo and Barbara DeKraai, Promise Ball co-chairs; Stuart & Linda Price, corporate sponsorship chairs
Major donors: Two anonymous donors, Jim Adelson, Tony Beeson, Arlo and Barbara DeKraai, Bill and Bard Drotar, Donald and Nedra Hansen, Carl and Val Hansen, Clayton and Gina Hughes, Tom Pearson, Stuart and Linda Price, Gary and Anita Rathburn, Richard and Pam Shimer, Terry Stewart, Les Veltman
Event coordinator or designer: Nikki DeFalco and Jessica Maldonado


4. Race for the Cure

 

$750,000
Tulsa Affiliate of
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Theme: Imagine Life Without Breast Cancer
Number of years held: 13
Event type: Race/walk
Benefited: Tulsa Project Woman Inc., Indian Health Care Resource Center, Morton Comprehensive Health Services Inc., St. John Health System, Breast Cancer Network of Strength  
Date: Sept. 19, 2009
Location: CityPlex Towers/Oral Roberts University, 7777 S. Lewis Ave.
Chairpersons: Krista Zachariae and Mark McFarland
Major donors: Presenting sponsors, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, The News on 6, Academy Sports and Outdoors. Platinum sponsors, TulsaPeople Magazine, 92.9 KBEZ, 98.5 KVOO, McDonald’s


5. Tulsa Heart Ball  

 

$594,000
American Heart Association
Theme: Belt Buckle Ball
Number of years held: 38
Event type: Gala
Benefited: AHA research, community programs and education
Date: Feb. 7, 2009
Location: Central Park Hall at Expo Square
Chairpersons: Chip and Sharon McElroy
Major donors: Presenting sponsor, Saint Francis Health System; sponsors, Childhood Obesity Awareness, Bank of America, Williams, McElroy, American Airlines and Oklahoma Heart Institute
Event coordinator or designer: E2 Worldwide


6. Western Days 2009

 

$520,840  
Saint Simeon’s Foundation
Theme: Western Days — The Driller’s Bash
Number of years held: 13
Event type: Dinner
Benefited: Remodel of the Saint Simeon’s Memory Center
Date: Sept. 15, 2009
Location: Central Park Hall, Expo Square
Chairpersons: Lucy and John Barker; Eileen and Jim Hewgley, honorary chairs
Major donors: The Ralph and Frances McGill Foundation, Phyllis and George Dotson, Pat and Malcolm Deisenroth, Joan Flint, Phyllis and Steve Anderson, Broadhurst Foundation, The Hewgley Family, Hille Foundation, Peggy and Charles Stephenson, Tommy Williams, Marshall Brewing Co., Mary Stewart, Toni’s Flowers


7. Bike MS

 

$500,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Theme: The Mother Road Ride presented by Sam’s Club
Number of years held: 24
Event type: Race/walk/other
Benefited: General overall operating,
programs, direct services and MS research
Date: Sept. 26-27, 2009
Location: Downtown Tulsa to the state Capitol
Chairmen: Ray Mack and Peyton Neilsen
Major donors: Presenting sponsor, Sam’s Club  
Event coordinator or designer: Blaine King, development manager and bike ride director 

8. Carnivale

 

$448,658
Mental Health Association in Tulsa
Theme: Carnivale: The Best Party in Town
Number of years held: 20
Event type: Gala
Benefited: Housing programs and services for individuals with mental illness.  
Date: March 28, 2009
Location: Donald W. Reynolds Center
Chairwoman: Rita Singer
Major donors: Mega Roller, George Kaiser Family Foundation; High Rollers, Saint Francis Health System, Ann and John Wieczorek, The Zarrow Families Foundation.
Event coordinator or designer: Phil Long Inc.

9. Concours for the Cure

 

$428,616
American Diabetes Association
Theme: A concours is a showing of vintage, antique and exotic vehicles in which the entries are judged on originality, appearance, rarity and overall appeal
Number of years held: 4
Event type: Gala
Benefited: ADA mission to prevent and cure diabetes and those affected
Date: Sept. 20, 2009    
Location: Southern Hills Country Club
Chairmen: Bill and Becky Warnock     
Major donors: MidFirst Bank, Alliance Resource Partners LP, Harold and Sue Ann Hamm


10. Walk to Cure Diabetes

 

$411,000*
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Theme: Superheroes Unite for a Cure!
Number of years held: 13
Event type: Walk
Benefited: Type 1 diabetes research
Date: Oct. 3, 2009
Location: University of Oklahoma-Tulsa Schusterman Center
Chairpersons: Lee Rector, corporate walk chair; Micki Curtis, family team chair
Major donors: Samson, DirecTV, TTCU, Williams, Willbros, McJunkin Red Man Corp., The Hille Foundation, The Chickasaw Nation, Indian Health Care Resource Center, BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma, Business Planning Group, GoFresh, McAlister’s Deli, Nordam, Universal Ensco, Inc., Schlotzsky’s Deli, Tulsa Association of Health Underwriters, The Cardinal Family
Event coordinator or designer: Nikki DeFalco and Jessica Maldonado
* 2008 figure; 2009 numbers due in January with goal of $420,000.

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Vanguard
222 N Main St
Tulsa
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Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa
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Reynolds Center
3208 E 8th St
Tulsa, OK
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Soundpony
409 N Main St
Tulsa
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Telephone: (918) 582-7669
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The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 794-4208
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy.
Tulsa, OK  74137
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Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Cabin Creek
777 W Cherokee Street
Catoosa, OK  74105
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Hunt Club
224 N Main St
Tulsa
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Telephone: (918) 599-9200
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Founded in 2004, the Green Country Watercolor Society promotes awareness and interest in water media, with a focus on excellence in technique and materials, while encouraging and assisting water...

Cost: free and open to the public

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McKeon Center for Creativity
910 S. Boston Ave.
TCC Metro Campus
Tulsa, OK  74119
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Sponsor: McKeon Center for Creativity
Telephone: 918-595-7339
Contact Name: Cindy Barton
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DON'T BE LATE......for the most FUNdraiser in town, chaired by Katie Mabrey, of Mabrey Bank. Featuring live music by Charlie Redd and Full Flava Kings. Silent auction featuring student art and much...

Cost: 150

Where:
Cox Business Center
100 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK
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Sponsor: Benefits Street School, Inc
Telephone: 918-833-9813
Contact Name: Sandra Thornton
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For First Friday Feburary 3rd Back Gallery has been invited to come in out of the cold and have a show at Mainline Bar. We've asked local wiz photogrphers Western Doughty, Amy Rockett-Todd, and...

Cost: free

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

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Honoring 10 fearless Tulsa leaders who are creating real change for women and girls, this year's gala is themed for fiction's most powerful and enigmatic female heroines.

Cost: $150-$250

Where:
Cox Business Center
100 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK
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Sponsor: Benefits YWCA
Telephone: 918-858-2343
Contact Name: Mandie Rowden
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Andrew Lippa’s Wild Party evokes the glamour, sensuality, and decadence of Manhattan in the roaring twenties. The story chronicles an evening in the life of Queenie and Burrs, lovers and...

Cost: $25-60

Where:
IDL Ballroom
230 East 1st Street
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: Theatre Pops
Telephone: 918-902-6339
Contact Name: Meghan Hurley
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Signature Symphony at TCC  Presents A Night at the Oscars Music from Oscar winning movies February 24 & 25, 2017    7:30p.m. Something magical happens when the...

Cost: $32-$58

Where:
VanTrease PACE
10300 E. 81st Street
Tulsa, OK  74133
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Telephone: 918-595-7777
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BROKEN ARROW COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE Presents Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park”   The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse is excited to present “Barefoot in...

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Broken Arrow Community Playhouse
1800 S Main St
Broken Arrow, OK  74012
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Sponsor: Broken Arrow Community Playhouse
Telephone: 918-258-0077
Contact Name: Sherry Hacker
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American Legion Post 308
11328 E Admiral Pl
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $16-$56

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BOK Center
200 S Denver Ave
Tulsa
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Yeti
417 N Main St
Tulsa
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Telephone: (918) 936-4994
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Cost: $18-$23

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Expo Square - Ford Truck Arena
4145 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee Street
Catoosa, OK  74105
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Signature Symphony performs pieces from the scores of Oscar-winning films.

Cost: $32-$47

Where:
VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education
10300 E 81st St
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 595-7752
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Cost: $10

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Comedy Parlor
328 E 1st St
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 921-3535
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River Spirit Casino - Margaritaville Stage
8330 Riverside Pkwy.
Tulsa, OK  74137
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Cost: $18-$20

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Cain's Ballroom
423 North Main Street
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Telephone: 918.584.2306
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Cost: $10

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Vanguard
222 N Main St
Tulsa
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Hunt Club
224 N Main St
Tulsa
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Telephone: (918) 599-9200
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Hunt Club
224 N Main St
Tulsa
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Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa
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Telephone: (918) 607-6005
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Cost: $10

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Comedy Parlor
328 E 1st St
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 921-3535
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Cost: $15-$20

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Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame
5 S Boston Ave
Tulsa
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Telephone: (918) 928-5299
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VFW Post 577 - Centennial Lounge
1109 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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Soundpony
409 N Main St
Tulsa
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Telephone: (918) 582-7669
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Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Cabin Creek
777 W Cherokee Street
Catoosa, OK  74105
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Utopia Bar & Lounge
3508 S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK  74145
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Dusty Dog Pub
5107 S Harvard
Tulsa
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Telephone: (918) 933-5473
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Fassler Hall
304 S. Elgin Avenue
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Telephone: (918) 576-7898
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See Philbrook as never before, thanks to acclaimed artist HOTTEA's large-scale yarn installation.

Where:
Philbrook Museum of Art
2727 S Rockford Road
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy.
Tulsa, OK  74137
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The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 794-4208
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Please join us for the 57th Annual Holland Hall Book Fair! Saturday, February 25, 2017 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Holland Hall Middle School Gym (5666 East 81st Street, Tulsa, OK 74137) Open...

Cost: $1, 18 and under free

Where:
Holland Hall Middle School
5666 E. 81st St.
Tulsa, OK  74137
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Sponsor: Holland Hall
Telephone: (918) 879-4738
Contact Name: Christy Zahn
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Bring the family for a walk to explore trees - inside and out. We'll look at tree shapes, make bark rubbings, and count rings. Meet at Children's Discovery Garden entrance. Tulsa Botanic...

Cost: FREE for Garden members; $8 for ages 13+; $4 for ages 3–12. 2 and 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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ALL KIDS 13 & UNDER – IT’S FREE! All children age 13 and under, accompanied by an adult, will be allowed in to all 2016-17 ORU Athletics ticketed sports for free. This is strictly a...

Cost: $9

Where:
Mabee Center
7777 S Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74171
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Sponsor: Mabee Center

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For First Friday Feburary 3rd Back Gallery has been invited to come in out of the cold and have a show at Mainline Bar. We've asked local wiz photogrphers Western Doughty, Amy Rockett-Todd, and...

Cost: free

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

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Fly Me to the Moon' Lunar New Year Gala. We will be celebrating the music of Frank Sinatra. Reception, dinner, raffle and live auction items. Sponsorships Available

Cost: 125

Where:
Southern Hills Country Club
2636 E. 61st Street
Tulsa, OK
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Sponsor: Benefits Dillon International
Telephone: 918-748-5613
Contact Name: Steffanie Bonner
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Cost: $7

Where:
Mabee Center
81st Street and South Lewis
Tulsa, OK
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Mardi Gras in Tulsa includes: Live Auction and Dinner with appetizers from Tulsa area guest chefs, and entree by Chef Devin Levine. Then, dance the night away to the live Zodiac Band. All of the...

Cost: $150 per person/ $100 per person (under 40)

Where:
Tulsa Ballroom at the Cox Business Center
100 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK
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Sponsor: Benefits Catholic Charities
Telephone: 918-5087115
Contact Name: Jennifer Allen
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Your evening begins with a fun-filled reception. Mix, mingle, and shop while you enjoy great cocktails and tasty hors d'oeuvres. Experience our Native American culture as our Drum Group calls you...

Cost: Single: $150; Couple: $250

Where:
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa
777 West Cherokee
Catoosa, OK
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Sponsor: Benefits Indian Health Care Resource Center
Telephone: 918-382-1203
Contact Name: Debbie Starnes
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The Miró Quaret returns for their fourth appearance on Chamber Music Tulsa's series with an extraordinary performance of all 16 of Beethoven's string quartets in six concerts over...

Cost: $35

Where:
Tulsa PAC - Westby Pavilion
110 E 2nd St
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: Chamber Music Tulsa
Telephone: 918-587-3802
Contact Name: J.J Cody
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Andrew Lippa’s Wild Party evokes the glamour, sensuality, and decadence of Manhattan in the roaring twenties. The story chronicles an evening in the life of Queenie and Burrs, lovers and...

Cost: $25-60

Where:
IDL Ballroom
230 East 1st Street
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: Theatre Pops
Telephone: 918-902-6339
Contact Name: Meghan Hurley
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Signature Symphony at TCC  Presents A Night at the Oscars Music from Oscar winning movies February 24 & 25, 2017    7:30p.m. Something magical happens when the...

Cost: $32-$58

Where:
VanTrease PACE
10300 E. 81st Street
Tulsa, OK  74133
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Telephone: 918-595-7777
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BROKEN ARROW COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE Presents Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park”   The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse is excited to present “Barefoot in...

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Broken Arrow Community Playhouse
1800 S Main St
Broken Arrow, OK  74012
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Sponsor: Broken Arrow Community Playhouse
Telephone: 918-258-0077
Contact Name: Sherry Hacker
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Six internationally acclaimed artists come together for this concert of opera and pop favorites: sopranos Leona Mitchell, Alyson Cambridge, and Sarah Joy Miller; tenor David Miller (of Il Divo);...

Cost: $25-$118

Where:
Tulsa Performing Arts Center - Chapman Music Hall
110 E. 2nd St.
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Telephone: 918.596.7122
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Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee Street
Catoosa, OK  74105
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Gypsy Coffee House
303 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tulsa
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Telephone: (918) 295-2181
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy.
Tulsa, OK  74137
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The Fur Shop
520 E 3rd St
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 949-4292
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Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa
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Telephone: (918) 607-6005
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One of the country's leading children's and maternity consignment events.

Cost: $10

Where:
Expo Square - Exchange Center
4145 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10

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Comedy Parlor
328 E 1st St
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 921-3535
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Cost: $5

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Reynolds Center
3208 E 8th St
Tulsa, OK
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Magoo's
5002 S Memorial Dr
Tulsa
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Telephone: (918) 663-3364
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Cost: $10

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BOK Center
200 S Denver Ave
Tulsa
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Cost: $45-$55

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River Spirit Casino - Paradise Cove
8330 Riverside Pkwy.
Tulsa, OK  74137
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Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Cabin Creek
777 W Cherokee Street
Catoosa, OK  74105
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River Spirit Casino - Margaritaville Stage
8330 Riverside Pkwy.
Tulsa, OK  74137
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Soundpony
409 N Main St
Tulsa
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Telephone: (918) 582-7669
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Cost: $10

Where:
Vanguard
222 N Main St
Tulsa
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Telephone: (319) 804-9727
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From 1940 to 1976, Philbrook hosted The Oklahoma Artists' Annual Exhibition, a juried competition featuring work by dozens of Oklahoma artists. With a wide range of styles, subjects, and points of...

Where:
Philbrook Museum of Art
2727 S Rockford Road
Tulsa, OK
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Uncle Bently's Pub & Grill
4902 S. Sheridan Rd.
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 664-6800
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The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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