Chamber Chairman Steve Bradshaw lays out plan for Tulsa in 2018

We sat down with the President and CEO of BOK Financial, who is now serving as the 2018 Tulsa Regional Chamber chairman.



Valerie Grant

Steve Bradshaw, who takes over as the chairman of the Tulsa Regional Chamber in 2018, grew up in nearby Bartlesville,  graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond and worked for a few years in banking and investments in Oklahoma City. He has made Tulsa his home since 1984. He joined Bank of Oklahoma in 1991, not long after George Kaiser purchased the bank and helped resurrect it into the thriving $33 billion Tulsa mainstay that it is today. He took over as president and CEO of BOK Financial in January 2014.

Bradshaw has devoted immense time and effort to a multitude of institutions and charities, including the University of Tulsa Board of Trustees, the Tulsa Community Foundation, the Tulsa Area United Way, the Tulsa River Parks Authority, Junior Achievement and DVIS, to name only a few. In 2016, he and his wife, Marla, became the first couple since the 1980s to co-chair the United Way fundraising campaign.

He has two grown children and five grandkids, but Bradshaw says he and Marla have a 9-year-old English bulldog, who he says thinks she’s a child. An avid foodie who greatly enjoys experimenting in the kitchen (more on that later), he thinks he has the right recipe for Tulsa’s future success.



What’s your primary focus for the chamber going into 2018?

My view of the Chamber is that it has kind of two clear roles: The Chamber has to be the best presenter of the attributes of the city in terms of the business climate (and) of the quality of life here in the city, and (it must) be able to present that on an outreach basis to attract talent and also help existing businesses here retain talent. And the other is really eliminating barriers to that, identifying things that today can be a challenge for either growing jobs here in the market or attracting jobs and companies to the market. So, to me it’s playing both offense and defense as an effective Chamber.

You were part of the group that went down to Fort Worth in October to get some ideas, to see the things they’re doing down there.

We did and we chose Fort Worth carefully and there were some interesting parallels. They’re doing some pretty interesting things with their Trinity River project and some pretty bold initiatives that I thought would be aspirational and inspirational for the group that went there. They’re real strong in tourism and as a sports hub and compete with us for a lot of events and shows, so it’s always good to get kind of a firsthand glance at your competition. They’ve done a lot with their downtown, and there are some parallels with what we’ve seen in terms of downtown development here, especially in the Tulsa Arts District area. So all those things together, I thought, made it a really good trip and really sparked some great brainstorming ideas when we got back. So now it’s time to boil those down into some action items.   

Are there things they’re maybe doing a little bit better than we are? And are there some things that we’re doing better?

I think it’s both. They’re probably a little bit ahead of us in terms of their downtown development and how they control the development there and created some public transportation, some solutions for public parking and some of those kinds of things. I think we saw some items that will be helpful to us as we look to better connect these “pod areas” downtown, whether it’s the East Village or the Pearl District or the things going on in the Arts District. From a river perspective, their project is very bold, but I think with what we’re already doing on our river and with the impact of the Gathering Place, I’d say we’re absolutely parallel if not ahead of them in that regard. But there were absolutely some learning points there, too.

What does this role mean to you?  I bet they’ve approached you before.

I have some experience here because I was the board chair for Visit Tulsa, and I did that for a couple of years, and we’ve really seen that pivot. I mean, our hotel nights now are triple what they were then. That was my apprenticeship, if you will, for this role. I was asked by Mike Neal in maybe the latter part of 2014 to consider for ’18, and for me, it was a no-brainer. The way I look at it is, we have 2,200 employees here at Bank of Oklahoma and in the region, and we have thousands of customers. They all care deeply about the quality of life here, so it’s very important that the bank remain involved in that and important for me to take my turn, if you will.

What do you feel is going to be your biggest challenge as chairman? And what do you think the chamber’s biggest challenge is going to be?

One’s a very pragmatic one, but it’s an issue that comes up anytime you’re talking to existing large employers here in town or prospective companies coming here, and it’s direct flights. I think we’ve got some momentum there. It’s real important that we establish some direct link to the “business-centric”-type cities — New York, Washington, L.A., perhaps Philadelphia — because of all their international connections.

Another one for me, and I think this is a significant issue or barrier, and it’s really the lack of proper education funding — public education especially. It doesn’t take great Google search skills to quickly come to the conclusion that we have a problem. Everyone is nodding in the right direction, which means the frustration level is very high, because we haven’t come up with a solution. Finding a solution starts with responsible actions from the State Legislature. And the mayor is actively engaged in looking at a process that could potentially find some alternative funding opportunities here, which will further the dialogue and spur action to find a sustainable solution.

The third one is, I’d say, more along the lines of going on offense or being aspirational, and it’s creating more “new economy” jobs here. And by new economy jobs, I would define that as those that are generally technology-driven. Bank of Oklahoma is a good example of a company that is growing its base of technology jobs and seeing it as a challenge with the limited pool of available talent in Tulsa. And there’s not generally a project that’s been presented to me in the last five years that either isn’t a technology investment or isn’t supported by a technology investment. I think the decision oftentimes for companies like ours and others is, do I create those jobs in Tulsa, Oklahoma, or do I create them in other markets where I think the talent pool might be a little bigger? I want the answer to be, the talent pool is growing and we’re gaining a reputation here in Tulsa for having the kind of quality of life and the kind of support for entrepreneurs and for technologists to thrive here.

What do you do in your spare time?

I love to cook. And I’ve done a number of charity-type events where I cook dinner for eight people. I wouldn’t say that I’m a gourmet, but I challenge myself and really that’s a relaxation for me. If I’ve got a free Saturday night, we’re probably going to stay home, and I’m going to try to make something new.

 

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Juicemaker Lounge
3508 S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK
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The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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The Hunt Club
224 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Los Cabos - Owasso
9455 N Owasso Expy
Owasso, OK
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Los Cabos - Jenks
300 Riverwalk Terrace
Jenks, OK
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Los Cabos - Broken Arrow
151 Bass Pro Dr
Broken Arrow, OK
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Paintings by Tulsa Artist Fellow Yatika Fields.

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Joseph Gierek Fine Art
1342 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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Join us as we bring together our community to celebrate the profound leadership of educators working to expand educational opportunity for all children in Tulsa. The Rise & Shine Education...

Cost: 25

Where:
Helmerich Center
1400 N Gilcrease Museum Rd
TULSA, OK  74127
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Few animals conjure the power and symbolic presence of the North American bison. Whether painted on a tipi or an artist’s canvas, minted on a nickel, or seen grazing in Yellowstone National Park,...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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The Museum’s Dickinson Research Center is home to more than 700,000 photographs, 44,000 books, and perhaps unexpectedly, at least 1,000 horses. Meet some of the herd in Horseplay, the new...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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The official kickoff party of the 46th annual Tulsa Designer Showcase benefiting the Foundation for Tulsa Schools. This year the Designer Showcase transforms the historic Harwelden Mansion and will...

Cost: $250 for two patron tickets

Where:
Harwelden Mansion
2210 S. Main Street
Tulsa , OK  74114
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Sponsor: Rosenstein, Fist & Ringold
Telephone: 918-746-6600
Contact Name: Brian Paschal
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As Lakota artist Oscar Howe wrote in 1958, “There is much more to Indian art than pretty, stylized pictures.” This exhibition highlights this depth and the 20th century American masters who...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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Men and women from across the American West played critical roles — both “over there” and on the home front — in helping the Allies win World War I. The American Expeditionary Force (AEF)...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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The Champions of Health awards recognize those who make a difference in the health of Oklahomans. Winners in select categories will receive $5,000 for their organization or program, and will be...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
n/a
, OK


Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoman
Contact Name: Ellen Devereux

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The MOW Mixer 6:00 p.m. Friday, April 26 Hyatt Regency Downtown The MOW Mixer is a festive evening of dining, dancing, and celebration. After dinner, wander over to the room that fits your mood....

Cost: $175

Where:
Hyatt Regency Downtown
100 E 2nd St
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa
Telephone: 918-627-4105
Contact Name: Terrie Winship
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A one-of-a-kind fundraiser for Tulsa Botanic Garden, Botanical - ‘A Weekend of Culinary Wonder’ is a 3-day exploration of the way food, drink, and the land intersect. Each year is based on a...

Cost: $1500 per person

Where:
Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr.
Tulsa , OK  74127
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Sponsor: Tulsa Botanic Garden
Telephone: 918-289-0330
Contact Name: Jane Dunbar
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Get ready for Havana Nights, the 7th annual Operation ART gala event at the Mayo Hotel.   Guests will enjoy cocktails, appetizers, and live Latin style entertainment and have the opportunity to...

Cost: 125

Where:
The Mayo Hotel
115 WEST 5TH STREET
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: Operation Aware
Telephone: 918-582-7884
Contact Name: Jennifer Barnett
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Will Rogers Movie Night, Will Rogers Memorial, Claremore, doors open 6:30 p.m., movie begins 7 p.m. Admission free, free popcorn and drink, show of Will Rogers in “Conneticut Yankee.” Visit...

Cost: Free

Where:
Will Rogers Memorial Museum
1720 W. Will Rogers
Claremore, OK
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Celebrating craft cocktails, craft beer, and craft-making.

Where:
Gilcrease Museum
1400 N Gilcrease Museum Rd
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

Where:
Collins Family Softball Complex
680 S Delaware Ave
Tulsa, OK
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The Hunt Club
224 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Los Cabos - Broken Arrow
151 Bass Pro Dr
Broken Arrow, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Track 5.
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Los Cabos - Jenks
300 Riverwalk Terrace
Jenks, OK
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Los Cabos - Owasso
9455 N Owasso Expy
Owasso, OK
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Cost: $30-$45

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Osage Casino Tulsa - Skyline Event Center
951 W 36th St N
Tulsa, OK
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Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Browse dozens of exhibits and attractions including a Tiny Home Town and market.

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

Where:
Blackbird on Pearl
1336 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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41 Brookside
4131 S Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Bull and Bear Tavern
5800 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cabin Boys Brewery
1717 E 7th St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

Where:
Duet
108 N Detroit Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Retro Grill & Bar
800 N Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK
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The Starlite
1902 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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The Run
3141 E Skelly Dr
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10

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The Vanguard
222 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $8

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Rabbit Hole Improv
1526 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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The Max Retropub
114 S Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $8-$10

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The Venue Shrine
112 E 18th St
Tulsa, OK
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Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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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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Priscilla Shirer Simulcast We invite you to join Bible teacher, Priscilla Shirer for a Bible teaching event!  Women will gather from all around the Tulsa area for this one-day teaching and...

Cost: $35.00 until April 19th

Where:
St. James Church
5050 E. 111th Street
Tulsa, OK  74137
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Sponsor: St. James Church
Telephone: 918-299-1133
Contact Name: Robyn
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Please join us on April 27, 2019, for our annual Family History Conference. This is a great opportunity for hobbyists and experts alike to improve research skills and to get to know fellow...

Cost: 0

Where:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
12110 E 7th St
Tulsa, OK  74128
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Sponsor: Tulsa Family History Center
Telephone: 918-938-5901
Contact Name: Cathy Hall
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Challenge Air provides 30 minute flights for special needs children (ages 7-21) for FREE. The families attend a short ground school before going up on their flight and when they return, the pilot...

Cost: Free to those signed up.

Where:
R.L. Jones Airport, hosted by Riverside Tulsa Tech
801 E. 91st St.
Tulsa
Tulsa, OK  74132
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Sponsor: Challenge Air
Telephone: 918-408-6379
Contact Name: Tricia Horn
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The Orbit Initiative, produced by The Tulsa Performing Arts Center and Trust, resumes its FREE community satellite adventures at seven local community centers this Saturday, January 12th, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Various
Various
Tulsa, OK  Various
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Sponsor: The Tulsa Performing Arts Center and Trust
Telephone: 918-596-7119
Contact Name: Jeremy Stevens
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April 27, 2019 March for Babies at the University of Tulsa 9:00am-1:00 March with us to lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies. Because when a society supports every family, we...

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Univeristy of Tulsa
2933 E 6th St,
Tulsa, OK  74104
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Sponsor: March of Dimes
Telephone: 918-407-2332
Contact Name: Jenny Thai
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Come join us at Mohawk Park on April 27th as Parkside Psychiatric Hospital & Clinic hosts the By Your Side 5K. Parkside’s By Your Side Run promotes physical fitness, and all proceeds will...

Cost: varies by event

Where:
Mohawk Park
near shelter #3
5701 E 36th St N
Tulsa, OK  74115
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Sponsor: Parkside Psychiatric Hospital
Telephone: 918-588-8826
Contact Name: Eric Sachau
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Few animals conjure the power and symbolic presence of the North American bison. Whether painted on a tipi or an artist’s canvas, minted on a nickel, or seen grazing in Yellowstone National Park,...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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The official kickoff party of the 46th annual Tulsa Designer Showcase benefiting the Foundation for Tulsa Schools. This year the Designer Showcase transforms the historic Harwelden Mansion and will...

Cost: $250 for two patron tickets

Where:
Harwelden Mansion
2210 S. Main Street
Tulsa , OK  74114
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Sponsor: Rosenstein, Fist & Ringold
Telephone: 918-746-6600
Contact Name: Brian Paschal
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As Lakota artist Oscar Howe wrote in 1958, “There is much more to Indian art than pretty, stylized pictures.” This exhibition highlights this depth and the 20th century American masters who...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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Men and women from across the American West played critical roles — both “over there” and on the home front — in helping the Allies win World War I. The American Expeditionary Force (AEF)...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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The Museum’s Dickinson Research Center is home to more than 700,000 photographs, 44,000 books, and perhaps unexpectedly, at least 1,000 horses. Meet some of the herd in Horseplay, the new...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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The Champions of Health awards recognize those who make a difference in the health of Oklahomans. Winners in select categories will receive $5,000 for their organization or program, and will be...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
n/a
, OK


Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoman
Contact Name: Ellen Devereux

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Take Advantage of BBB's "Secure Your ID" Day! Did you know that protecting your identity is largely in your own hands? The number of identity fraud victims increased by eight percent in 2017....

Cost: Free

Where:
Shredder's Inc.
635 W 41st St.
Tulsa, OK  74107
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Sponsor: Better Business Bureau
Telephone: 918-492-1266
Contact Name: Shannon Spainhour
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America’s LARGEST interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show is now playing at the Hilton Garden Inn Tulsa Broken Arrow! At The Dinner Detective, you’ll tackle a challenging crime while you...

Cost: 59.95

Where:
Hilton Garden Inn Tulsa- Broken Arrow
420 W Albany St.
Broken Arrow, OK  74012
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Telephone: 866-496-0535
Contact Name: The Dinner Detective
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Join us we celebrate the release of Quraysh Ali Lansana's first new and collected poems, the skin of dreams. Readings from the book, DJ, and book signing. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Archer Studios
109 N MLK, Jr Blvd
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: The Calliope Group/Tulsa Artist Fellowsip/Tri-City Collective
Telephone: 785.826.7681
Contact Name: Shawn Crawford
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A dance performance that epitomizes the subliminal relationship between a man trapped in trying circumstances with nature as his only companion. “The yearning of the human mind to find true...

Cost: $25-$35

Where:
John Williams Theater, Tulsa Performing Arts Cente
110 E 2nd St
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: South Asian Performing Arts Foundation
Telephone: 918-665-6419
Contact Name: Mohan Kelkar
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A one-of-a-kind fundraiser for Tulsa Botanic Garden, Botanical - ‘A Weekend of Culinary Wonder’ is a 3-day exploration of the way food, drink, and the land intersect. Each year is based on a...

Cost: $250 per person

Where:
Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Sponsor: Tulsa Botanic Garden
Telephone: 918-289-0330
Contact Name: Jane Dunbar
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Don't miss our Equinox Extravaganza Retro Rockets show as they bring the house down with some of your favorite 50's-60's and a little bit of 70's oldies! We have been selling out so be sure to get...

Cost: $15.00

Where:
Studio 308
308 S Lansing Ave
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: Studio 308
Telephone: 918-638-8464
Contact Name: Paddy Harwell
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River Spirit Casino - Volcano Stage
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Los Cabos - Jenks
300 Riverwalk Terrace
Jenks, OK
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Los Cabos - Owasso
9455 N Owasso Expy
Owasso, OK
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Los Cabos - Broken Arrow
151 Bass Pro Dr
Broken Arrow, OK
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Lefty's On Greenwood
10 N Greenwood Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Juicemaker Lounge
3508 S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK
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Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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The Max Retropub
114 S Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK
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The Hunt Club
224 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Soundpony
409 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $15-$20

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IDL Ballroom
230 E 1st St
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Track 5.
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Blackbird on Pearl
1336 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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41 Brookside
4131 S Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $25-$50

Where:
Cain's Ballroom
423 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

Where:
Centennial Lounge at VFW Post 577
1109 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Dusty Dog Pub
5107 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cimarron Bar
2619 S Memorial Dr
Tulsa, OK
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The Run
3141 E Skelly Dr
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10-415

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The Venue Shrine
112 E 18th St
Tulsa, OK
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Tour the studios of 8 local artists and enjoy live painting, live music, installations, and more.

Where:
Charles Page Studios
1229 Charles Page Blvd
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10-$40

Where:
ONEOK Field
201 N Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK
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River West Festival Park
2100 S Jackson Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Mohawk Park
5701 E 36th St N
Tulsa, OK
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Shop at over 100 booths.

Where:
Main Street Jenks
Main Street
Jenks, OK
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Featuring more than 20,000 eggs!

Where:
Safari Joe's H2O
4707 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK
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Shop local produce and art every Saturday.

Where:
Langston University
914 N Greenwood Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $20-$50

Where:
Cain's Ballroom
423 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $8

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Rabbit Hole Improv
1526 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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The truTV magician brings his act to Paradise Cove

Cost: $25-$115

Where:
River Spirit Casino - Paradise Cove
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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This musical and comedy review throws things back to the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

Where:
Studio 308
308 S Lansing Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

Where:
Collins Family Softball Complex
680 S Delaware Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $23

Where:
BOK Center
200 S Denver Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Based on the epic work by the Sanskrit poet Kalidasa, this play tells the story of an exiled man who pines for his wife and convinces a passing cloud to take a message to her.

Cost: $25-$35

Where:
Tulsa PAC - John H. Williams Theatre
110 E 2nd St
Tulsa, OK
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Moonlight Minx Parade celebrates cannabis through dance.

Cost: $10-$20

Where:
The ReVue
822 S Sheridan Rd.
Tulsa, OK
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