Lives well lived

Remembering the prominent Tulsans we lost in 2018.



An artist, an architect, an advocate, a historian, two musicians, two journalists, two restaurateurs, three government servants, several businessmen, entrepreneurs and philanthropists; lovers of animals, books and all things Tulsa. Famous and familiar names and faces, recognized for their achievements and their good deeds. These are the individuals TulsaPeople recognizes in its annual Lives Well Lived compendium. They shall not pass this way again. Let us remember them one more time.



John Benjamin

Former city councilor

Sept. 4, 1943-Dec. 20, 2017


Benjamin moved to the city nearly 50 years ago, when he began a lifetime of community work, including serving as a Tulsa city councilor. He was involved particularly with the Tulsa Regional Chamber, Tulsa Sports Commission and the Southside Rotary. He loved skiing and golf. In his last years, he became a well-recognized advocate for a volunteer-run and privately funded dog park, which was renamed Benjamin’s Biscuit Acres in his honor.


“John was totally dedicated to the development and opening of the park. He worked with Southside Rotary to raise over $100,000 for it. He worked tirelessly in getting volunteers and supporters, formed a board of directors and worked with the Tulsa Parks Department to help maintain it. He was there almost every day.” — Becky Clark, president, Biscuit Acres Volunteer Association   

 

 

Sanford “Stan” Burnstein

Aviation entrepreneur, philanthropist

Feb. 6, 1934-March 5, 2018


Burnstein found his passion as a young man when he learned to fly. He went on to work as a flight instructor and commercial pilot, and to develop several aviation businesses. It allowed him and his wife to create the Sanford P. and Irene F. Burnstein Family Foundation, which gave generously to many Tulsa-area nonprofits. After seeing a similar nonprofit elsewhere, he and his wife founded A New Leaf, a horticultural training program for Tulsans with developmental disabilities, to help their daughter.


“Stan was an incredible visionary who made a tremendous impact in the Tulsa community. The vision to begin A New Leaf almost 40 years ago has greatly transformed the lives of those with development disabilities. I am grateful to have had the privilege of knowing him and being a part of his vision.” — Mary Ogle, CEO, A New Leaf

 

 

Robert Biolchini

Chairman, PennWell Corp.; Chairman, Valley National Bank

Sept. 22, 1939-Nov. 8, 2017


Biolchini, an attorney, was known for his leadership of PennWell, where he had worked since 1970, first serving on its board of directors and as general counsel. He also served on numerous industry boards. He was a past president and board chairman for Gilcrease Museum, and was devoted to his family and his alma mater, Notre Dame. At his death, he was chairman and owner of Valley National Bank.


“Bob was a brilliant lawyer and a passionate businessman with incredible instincts; therefore, always a force to be reckoned with, and you wanted him on your side. When Bob became president and CEO of PennWell in 2000, he accelerated the expansion of the company that he had worked for 30 years before that. I miss him as a boss and as a friend who loved life and was larger than life.” — Mark Wilmoth, president and CEO, PennWell Corp.

 

 

Roy Clark

Internationally known country musician

April 15, 1933-Nov. 15, 2018


Known as the “superpicker,” the Country Music Hall of Fame and Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame inductee also was the recipient of Grammy, Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music awards. Millions enjoyed his 24 years on “Hee Haw,” a country variety show. He became a Tulsan in 1974, and along with Bill Rollings, helped save the Tulsa Drillers.


“Roy was a kind friend to the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame since the birth of our organization in 1996. We inducted Roy into the Hall in 2000 and he made many friends and gained many admirers throughout our community. Roy was a fantastic human being and artist. He gave Oklahoma and the world the beautiful gift of his music. Thank you, Roy Clark ... you are missed.” — Amy Love, board president, Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame

 

 

Bill Davis

Tulsa Sound singer

Dec. 2, 1937-June 5, 2018


With his signature Panama hat and reputation as “the blue-eyed soul singer,” Davis was a local legend, enjoying a more than 45-year music career in Tulsa. He sang just about everywhere — churches, bars, the Tulsa State Fair. He idolized black singers, and sought to honor them with his music. He opened for Leon Russell and Joe Cocker, and had the talent for the big time, but preferred his hometown.


“The first time I saw Bill was many years ago at a bar on Admiral. I was blown away with his singing; it was so impeccable. Bill was one of the best singers I ever played with, better than Bob Seger. He had boundless energy and always had funny things to say. He was an amazing person.” — Dave Teegarden, friend and fellow musician

 

 

Tyrone Elias

Longtime owner, Jamil’s Steak House

Oct. 12, 1938-June 8, 2018


The son of restaurant founder Jamil “Jim” Elias, Tyrone Elias was an avid pilot by inclination and a restaurateur by breeding. He opened two Jamil’s locations, in Oklahoma City and Houston, returning to Tulsa in 1977 to take over the landmark Lebanese dining establishment at his father’s death. He became the new face of the popular eatery, which introduced Tulsans to such delicacies as hummus and tabouli.


“Dad believed in the tradition of the restaurant. It meant the world to him. People have come in and told us this was where they had their first date, or celebrate their anniversary. I am trying to carry on the family tradition. He would have wanted me to do so.” — Jennifer Alcott, daughter

 

 

Dana Gilpin

Artist

Jan. 9, 1954-June 24, 2018


Gilpin’s world revolved around art and animals, and she owned a personal menagerie of dogs, cats and parakeets. She loved her studio “because it is my home, and this is where my heart is … the place where I find my inspiration,” she once told TulsaPeople. She taught art, exhibited her own colorful, quirky work and often used it to benefit others, including co-chairing the Oklahoma Alliance for Animals Fur Ball.


“She could make the most ordinary thing into something extraordinary through her beautiful art. Sometimes when I look up at the sky at night, I think to myself that someday the stars will be a little more colorful after Dana decorates them.” — Jamee Suarez-Howard, president/founder, Oklahoma Alliance for Animals

 

 

Cindy Hulsey

Executive director, Tulsa Literary Coalition; co-founder, Magic City Books

Nov. 17, 1959-Sept. 19, 2018


Hulsey believed in the power and magic of books and reading. So much so, she changed careers and became a librarian. After 17 years with the Tulsa City-County Library, in 2015 she led the creation of the Tulsa Literary Coalition, which celebrates reading with programs and with nonprofit groups. She co-founded Magic City Books, proceeds of which help fund Coalition programs.


“I hired Cindy at the library in 1999, then when she was opening the bookstore, she asked that I come work for her. It was all about the books. … Her passion and goal was to connect people with books and to advance the cause of literature in Tulsa.”  — Barry Hensley, friend, former boss, co-worker, employee

 

 

Olivia Hooker

First African-American woman in the U.S. Coast Guard; one of the last known survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre

Feb. 12, 1915-Nov. 21, 2018


As a 6-year-old, she hid under a tablecloth while a mob ransacked her home and her father’s clothing business was destroyed. Later she became an advocate for justice, helping found the Tulsa Race Riot (now Massacre) Commission, sharing her stories nationally.  After earning her doctorate, she taught psychology at Fordham University.


“Dr. Olivia Hooker was a trailblazing force of courage, strength and tenacity. She was a diligent and fierce advocate for civil rights, truth and justice, and her passing reignites a commitment to honor and acknowledge those who have paved the way to a much brighter path.” — Mechelle Brown, program coordinator, Greenwood Cultural Center

 

 

David Jones

Former vice president, Tulsa Tribune

Sept. 9, 1938-May 14, 2018


The son of Tulsa Tribune editor and publisher Jenkin Lloyd Jones, David forged his own path in journalism, serving the family-owned newspaper in various capacities from entertainment to editorial writer. For many years, he served as its Washington correspondent. He also had wide interests: movies, theater (he was once president of Theatre Tulsa), Sherlock Holmes and sports. A former bookstore owner, he was knowledgeable in all these fields.


“David was a special friend to me. It was an honor to have him writing for our publications. We had fun together, as he was a Washington Nationals baseball fan and we would banter back and forth due to my support of the Cincinnati Reds. He was always a fun person. I miss you, David.” — D. Forrest Cameron, editor and publisher, GTR Media Group

 

 

Robert Lawton Jones

Architect

May 12, 1925-Sept. 14, 2018


Co-founder of the well-known Murray Jones Murray architectural firm, Jones made a 1963 presentation that led to one of the first professional efforts to address pollution. After 35 years of private practice, he directed the University of Oklahoma’s Urban Design graduate program, and then served as campus planner at the University of Tulsa. He and his wife, Lynn, were involved in social justice peace movements, which were recognized by the National Conference for Community and Justice and Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry.


“Bob hired me as an intern design architect in training in January 1972, and we worked together on many of the most significant architectural projects in the history of Tulsa and Oklahoma. He was my friend and a guiding influence throughout my 46 years of architectural experience.” — Steven C. Alter, owner, ALTERARCHITECTURE and the Development Services Network LLC

 

 

Daniel (Dan) Keating

Tulsa businessman, community leader

Feb. 10, 1944-Nov. 24, 2018


The co-chairman of Oklahoma’s Trump for President campaign, Keating carved his own course, particularly in education, serving on the Oklahoma Board of Education, the Tulsa Community College Board of Regents and Oklahoma Wesleyan University Foundation. He also was a board member of the State Chamber, Oklahoma Historical Society and Salvation Army, as well as numerous local nonprofits.


“Dan Keating served the state of Oklahoma on various appointments and served with honor. He was a strong advocate for quality education, he served his nation in the Marine Corps, and his whole life revolved around service to his country, state and community. He will be missed.” — David McLain, chairman, Republican Party of Tulsa County

 

 

George Kravis

Former radio station owner, philanthropist

Sept. 11, 1938-Feb. 12, 2018


The former owner of radio stations including KRAV and the son of well-known philanthropists Raymond and Bessie Kravis, George was an aficionado of industrial design. He collected everything from midcentury modern furniture to streamlined toasters to space-age cocktail tools, and loaned or donated many pieces to museums.


“George Kravis believed that beauty was an essential part of life. He was committed to providing opportunities for everyone to experience that beauty and, if possible, express themselves creatively. He brought this philosophy to life through his years of generosity toward Gilcrease Museum. George’s commitment to Gilcrease, his passion for the arts and his willingness to share his blessings with others will not be forgotten.” — Susan Neal, executive director, Gilcrease Museum

 

 

Guy Logsdon

Former director of libraries, University of Tulsa

May 31, 1934-Feb. 5, 2018


Known worldwide as a Woody Guthrie expert, his writing and research on Western Swing also led the guitar-playing, singing scholar to produce the first Western Swing festival on National Public Radio, consult on the Woody Guthrie movie “Bound for Glory” and helped found the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. He and his wife, Phyllis, were inducted into the 2018 Tulsa Hall of Fame.


“It’s good to know that Guy Logsdon’s personal papers and collections are extensive, but there is no way those artifacts contain as much knowledge as what he carried in his head. Guy’s passion for all things Oklahoma, especially Woody Guthrie, has enriched the lives of those who also love this state.” — S. Michelle Place, executive director, Tulsa Historical Society and Museum

 

 

David Patrick

Chairman, Tulsa City Council

April 22, 1951-Sept. 14, 2018


First elected in 1996, Patrick served nine terms on the Tulsa City Council, the longest of any current councilor. He first became civically involved as a member of the Maxwell Community Council and Dawson Neighborhood Association. He had a reputation — after others had wrangled over possible answers to problems — for coming up with simple, straightforward solutions.


“David was the real thing; a colleague, friend and always an advocate for his district and the City. He cared about people and cared about making sure those without a voice had one through him. (He) understood that his job as a councilor was to hold the other branches of Tulsa’s government accountable ... a standard he expected of himself.” — M. Susan Savage, CEO, Morton Comprehensive Health Services; former Tulsa mayor

 

 

Robert Renberg

Former owner, Renberg’s department store

Oct. 14, 1942-Feb. 9, 2018


For more than 85 years, Renberg’s was one of Tulsa’s largest department stores. Robert Renberg was the third generation to take the reins of the storied chain. An impeccable dresser, he believed in quality, workmanship and good taste. Family members say he was humble and a hopeless romantic.


“The world that Bob Renberg created in his store already seems like another time and place. The racks were full of beautiful garments, and it always felt like back-to-school in a city where fall is the most heartening season. But the main thing was Bobby’s exquisite tenderness. He managed to nudge every relationship toward intimacy, to enfold others in a wrapper of warmth and care.” — Rabbi Marc Boone Fitzerman

 

 

Bill Rollings

Former owner, Tulsa Drillers

May 4, 1930-April 21, 2018


A contractor by profession, Rollings wasn’t going to let Tulsa go without a baseball team, so he went to bat to get the town a new one. It took him three months. With co-owner Roy Clark, he managed to establish a tradition that just gets better with age. Along with love for his family, he poured his heart into the Akdar Shriners’ work with sick and injured children, transporting them to the organization’s hospitals for needed care.


“Bill Rollings saved Tulsa baseball. Twice. After Tulsa Oilers owner A. Ray Smith took the team to New Orleans following the 1976 season, Rollings acquired the Lafayette, Louisiana, Texas League team and moved it to Tulsa for the 1977 season. Then in 1981 he built Drillers Stadium. Rollings was a true public servant.” — Wayne McCombs, Tulsa baseball historian

 

 

Mike Samara

Owner, Celebrity Club

May 17, 1924-Nov. 1, 2018


When Samara came to Tulsa in 1963, he began making his name as a restaurateur, owning or having interest in many well-known eateries. The most enduring was his Celebrity Club (now Celebrity Restaurant), the scene for many Tulsans celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and marriage proposals. When liquor was legalized, he was the first to serve a legal alcoholic drink.


“Ultimately Dad was the celebrity of the Celebrity Club. I once said to him, ‘Dad, you do such a good job of making your customers feel special.’ He quickly replied, ‘They are special!’ And that’s why he was so loved by so many.” — Michelle Bruns, youngest daughter

 

 

John Stancavage

Journalist and former business editor, Tulsa World

Jan. 3, 1959-Aug. 10, 2018


Stancavage, Eagle Scout, epitomized all that moniker implies. As his obituary states, he was “smart, steady and persistent — the person others ask to lead.” The beloved local journalist once wanted to be an orthodontist. Instead, he found interviewing people was his true calling. He served two separate terms as president of Leadership Tulsa, as president of the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium and worked with Junior Achievement. He was an avid golfer, designed his home and loved his wife.


“He was devoted to ensuring diverse voices were heard, respected and included in everything Leadership Tulsa did. He will be missed for his tenacity, his advocacy, his humor and most certainly his steady, sure, unflappable friendship.” — Wendy Thomas, executive director, Leadership Tulsa

 

 

Penny Williams

Former Oklahoma state legislator

May 6, 1937-April 16, 2018


An advocate for women and education, Williams believed women should be in the House and the Senate. Over 23 years, she served in both. She was a force, co-authoring the landmark House Bill 1017 education and reform package, authoring bills that would establish the University Center at Tulsa and Art in Public Places, and heading the state’s Equal Rights Amendment committee.


“Penny embraced life and held a zest and curiosity about all things that made up our families, community and her world of all she touched. She was an excellent communicator and held close her insights of those she served and cared for. Penny charged ahead, making paths through new frontiers that left many of us trying to keep up.” — Jeannie McDaniel, former Oklahoma state representative

 

We also remember

Richard Armstrong

Former Tulsa County District Judge

Jan. 20, 1936-Feb. 12, 2018

 

Jackie Bubenik

Longtime River Parks Authority director

July 28, 1942-March 12, 2018

 

Dorothy “Cookie” Coffey

Former executive director, Operation Aware

Dec. 11, 1945-Feb. 9, 2018

 

Barry Kinsey

Former chair, University of Tulsa Department of Sociology

Feb. 20, 1931-May 2, 2018

 

Sammy Pagna

Orchestra leader

Jan. 14, 1925-Jan. 29, 2018

 

Ronald Shaffer

Former Tulsa County District Judge

July 16, 1936-April 5, 2018

 

Sheila Swearingen

Former president, League of Women Voters

June 1, 1944-March 20, 2018

 

Stephen Williamson

Former president and CEO, Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA)

Aug. 29, 1950-Nov. 3, 2018

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Willkommen to four days of Oompah (or Bavaria or Oktoberfest) in Oklahoma  with nationally known German bands, authentic European foods, arts and  crafters MarktHaus, full carnival, and fun...

Cost: $10 at the gate or $7 in advance for adults. Children 12 and under are FREE.

Where:
River West Festival Park
2100 S. Jackson Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74107
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Sponsor: Resolute PR
Telephone: 903-292-7885
Contact Name: Zachary Johnston
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Living Arts of Tulsa will present a multi-media exhibit of Jave Yoshimoto’s work. Intractable Chasm examines the refugee crisis in Greece, experienced firsthand by Yoshimoto when he...

Cost: Free

Where:
Living Arts of Tulsa
307 East Reconciliation Way
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Hello, Friends!   Fall is in the air! We are excited to present the 5th Annual Hugo Pumpkin Festival, a fun-filled event featuring a variety of entertaining activities for the whole family....

Cost: $ 6 - $ 20

Where:
Endangered Ark Foundation
2657 E 2070 Rd
Hugo, OK  74743
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Sponsor: Endangered Ark Foundation
Telephone: 580-317-8470
Contact Name: Emily
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Come join us for an evening of fall fun! Baptist Village of Owasso is hosting our annual Family Fun Fest on October 17th from 5-7 pm. This event is totally FREE. Need dinner plans? Don't worry,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Baptist Village of Owasso
7410 N 127th E Ave
Owasso, OK  74055
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Telephone: 918-272-2281

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Come enjoy the Garden after 5! Stroll through the Tandy Floral Terraces, walk around the Lake, explore the Children's Discovery Garden and bring a blanket or chairs to stay and enjoy music with...

Cost: $8 for ages 13+; $4 for ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are free

Where:
Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Telephone: 918-289-0330
Contact Name: Tulsa Botanic Garden
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Go into the woods and experience the return of this fantastic family production with performances in both Tulsa and Broken Arrow. Tulsa Ballet's Hardesty Family Foundation Children's...

Cost: $15

Where:
Studio K (Tulsa) and Zarrow Studio (Broken Arrow(
1212 E 45th Place
Tulsa, OK  74105
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Sponsor: Tulsa Ballet
Telephone: 918-749-6006
Contact Name: Dan
Website »

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Abersons presents Pink Ribbon -- an exclusive, high-fashion fundraiser featuring a runway show by one of the world's hottest designers. Cocktails 6 p.m. | Dinner & Live Auction 7...

Cost: $1,250

Where:
Southern Hills Country Club
2636 E. 61st St.
Tulsa, OK  74136
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Sponsor: Abersons
Telephone: 918-834-7200
Contact Name: Scarlet Henley
Website »

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The University of Tulsa College of Law presents the 23rd Annual John W. Hager Distinguished Lecture featuring Eric Foner, the DeWitt Clinton Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Price and Turpen Courtroom
3120 East 4th Place
Tulsa, OK  74104
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Sponsor: TU College of Law
Telephone: 918-631-2401
Contact Name: Jamie Lewis
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We will be playing the movie Toy Story 4 outside in Central Park! This is FREE to attend but we will be selling light snacks and refreshments. Don't forget to bring a lawn chair or blanket!

Cost: FREE

Where:
Central Park
1500 South Main Street
Broken Arrow, OK  74012
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Sponsor: City of Broken Arrow
Telephone: 918-259-8437
Contact Name: Tanner Wilburn
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Originally from West Africa, Kizomba is a partner dance that is a sexy addition to any Latin dance party. It is the fastest Latin growing dance in the U.S. Come and learn the basics plus a few more...

Cost: 109

Where:
THE DANCE PLACE
3310 WEST 42ND PLACE
TULSA, OK  74107
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Telephone: 918-813-6514
Website »

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Third Thursdays in the Rainbow Room returns October 17 with The Best of Broadway...and other Exaggerations. It is a delightful compilation of some of the most beloved tunes ever performed on the...

Cost: $10 / $15

Where:
OKEQ Lynn Riggs Theatre
621 East 4th St.
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: OKEQ / Pat Hobbs
Telephone: 918-637-25866
Contact Name: Pat Hobbs
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The annual US National Arabian & Half Arabian Horse Show returns to Tulsa. You will be able to see over 1700 Arabian and Half Arabian horses competing in many divisions, including Breeding/In Hand...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Tulsa State Fairgrounds
4145 E 21st St,
Tulsa, OK  74114
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Sponsor: Arabian Horse Association
Telephone: 303-6964500
Contact Name: Kelsey Berglund
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Join us for Fall Story Times that will feature guest readers, and include a variety of activities including music, games and crafts.  Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after Story Time.  Free with...

Cost: $8 for ages 13+, $4 for ages 3-12. Children 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
Contact Name: Lori Hutson

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Willkommen to four days of Oompah (or Bavaria or Oktoberfest) in Oklahoma  with nationally known German bands, authentic European foods, arts and  crafters MarktHaus, full carnival, and fun...

Cost: $10 at the gate or $7 in advance for adults. Children 12 and under are FREE.

Where:
River West Festival Park
2100 S. Jackson Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74107
View map »


Sponsor: Resolute PR
Telephone: 903-292-7885
Contact Name: Zachary Johnston
Website »

More information

Living Arts of Tulsa will present a multi-media exhibit of Jave Yoshimoto’s work. Intractable Chasm examines the refugee crisis in Greece, experienced firsthand by Yoshimoto when he...

Cost: Free

Where:
Living Arts of Tulsa
307 East Reconciliation Way
Tulsa, OK  74120
View map »

More information

Hello, Friends!   Fall is in the air! We are excited to present the 5th Annual Hugo Pumpkin Festival, a fun-filled event featuring a variety of entertaining activities for the whole family....

Cost: $ 6 - $ 20

Where:
Endangered Ark Foundation
2657 E 2070 Rd
Hugo, OK  74743
View map »


Sponsor: Endangered Ark Foundation
Telephone: 580-317-8470
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

More information

Go into the woods and experience the return of this fantastic family production with performances in both Tulsa and Broken Arrow. Tulsa Ballet's Hardesty Family Foundation Children's...

Cost: $15

Where:
Studio K (Tulsa) and Zarrow Studio (Broken Arrow(
1212 E 45th Place
Tulsa, OK  74105
View map »


Sponsor: Tulsa Ballet
Telephone: 918-749-6006
Contact Name: Dan
Website »

More information

Abersons presents Pink Ribbon -- an exclusive, high-fashion fundraiser featuring a runway show by one of the world's hottest designers. Cocktails 6 p.m. | Dinner & Live Auction 7...

Cost: $1,250

Where:
Southern Hills Country Club
2636 E. 61st St.
Tulsa, OK  74136
View map »


Sponsor: Abersons
Telephone: 918-834-7200
Contact Name: Scarlet Henley
Website »

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Nimrod Journal and Booksmart Tulsa will host Write Night 2019 at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 18th, at the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum. Write Night will feature a reception and...

Cost: $0

Where:
Tulsa Historical Society and Museum
2445 S Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK  74114
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Sponsor: Nimrod Journal
Telephone: 918-631-3080
Contact Name: Cassidy McCants
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Join us for Nimrod Write Night, the opening event of our Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers weekend, on Friday, October 18th, at the Tulsa Historical Society, 6:30 p.m. Write Night is...

Cost: free

Where:
Tulsa Historical Society
2445 S. Peoria Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74114
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Sponsor: Nimrod Journal
Telephone: 918-631-3080
Contact Name: Cassidy McCants
Website »

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For the first time in 10 years, we will hear new music and get a new tour from three-time GRAMMY® Nominated, American Music Award and Dove Award winning recording artists Avalon. The group will...

Cost: $24.50-$75.00

Where:
Owasso First Assembly
9341 N. 129th E. Ave.
Owasso, OK  74055
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Sponsor: Compassion Live
Telephone: 877-234-3847
Contact Name: Carol
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Originally from West Africa, Kizomba is a partner dance that is a sexy addition to any Latin dance party. It is the fastest Latin growing dance in the U.S. Come and learn the basics plus a few more...

Cost: 109

Where:
THE DANCE PLACE
3310 WEST 42ND PLACE
TULSA, OK  74107
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Telephone: 918-813-6514
Website »

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Signature Symphony at TCC celebrates the work of the late Ernie Fields, a Tulsa icon who had a career as a bandleader and trombonist. Fields’ music developed at a time when R&B, swing,...

Cost: $36 - $58

Where:
VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education
10300 E 81st St
Tulsa, OK  74133-4513
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Sponsor: Signature Symphony at TCC
Telephone: 918-595-7768
Contact Name: Tabitha Littlefield
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Signature Symphony at TCC celebrates the work of the late Ernie Fields, a Tulsa icon who had a career as a bandleader and trombonist. Fields’ music developed at a time when R&B, swing,...

Cost: $36 - $58

Where:
VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education
10300 E 81st St
Tulsa, OK  74133-4513
View map »


Sponsor: Signature Symphony at TCC
Telephone: 918-595-7768
Contact Name: Tabitha Littlefield
Website »

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The annual US National Arabian & Half Arabian Horse Show returns to Tulsa. You will be able to see over 1700 Arabian and Half Arabian horses competing in many divisions, including Breeding/In Hand...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Tulsa State Fairgrounds
4145 E 21st St,
Tulsa, OK  74114
View map »


Sponsor: Arabian Horse Association
Telephone: 303-6964500
Contact Name: Kelsey Berglund
Website »

More information

Nimrod Journal will host its annual Conference for Readers and Writers on Saturday, October 19th, at The University of Tulsa. The conference will feature workshops on fiction, poetry,...

Cost: $10-70

Where:
Allen Chapman Student Union
440 S Gary Ave
Tulsa, OK  74104
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Sponsor: Nimrod
Telephone: 918-631-3080
Contact Name: Cassidy McCants
Website »

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Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry will host its annual Conference for Readers and Writers at The University of Tulsa on October 19th, 2019.   The Conference offers the...

Cost: $10-$70

Where:
TU's Allen Chapman Student Union
440 S. Gary Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74104
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Sponsor: Nimrod Journal
Telephone: 918-631-3080
Contact Name: Cassidy McCants
Website »

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Willkommen to four days of Oompah (or Bavaria or Oktoberfest) in Oklahoma  with nationally known German bands, authentic European foods, arts and  crafters MarktHaus, full carnival, and fun...

Cost: $10 at the gate or $7 in advance for adults. Children 12 and under are FREE.

Where:
River West Festival Park
2100 S. Jackson Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74107
View map »


Sponsor: Resolute PR
Telephone: 903-292-7885
Contact Name: Zachary Johnston
Website »

More information

Hello, Friends!   Fall is in the air! We are excited to present the 5th Annual Hugo Pumpkin Festival, a fun-filled event featuring a variety of entertaining activities for the whole family....

Cost: $ 6 - $ 20

Where:
Endangered Ark Foundation
2657 E 2070 Rd
Hugo, OK  74743
View map »


Sponsor: Endangered Ark Foundation
Telephone: 580-317-8470
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

More information

The Karbach Games and Competitions Arena becomes our own center of the universe Saturday at 2:00 PM for true fans of German bier. Why? Because it is ground zero for the Linde Oktoberfest Bavarian...

Cost: $40

Where:
River West Festival Park
2100 South Jackson Avenue
Tulsa, OK  74107
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Sponsor: River Parks
Contact Name: Ryan Howell

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Folk Salad Radio Show celebrates its 20th anniversary with a potluck meal followed by a concert featuring Grammy-nominated singer songwriter John Fullbright and several other Tulsa musicians on...

Cost: $35

Where:
The Stone Church
4225 W. Fifth St.
Tulsa, OK
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Sponsor: Folk Salad Radio Show
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Go into the woods and experience the return of this fantastic family production with performances in both Tulsa and Broken Arrow. Tulsa Ballet's Hardesty Family Foundation Children's...

Cost: $15

Where:
Studio K (Tulsa) and Zarrow Studio (Broken Arrow(
1212 E 45th Place
Tulsa, OK  74105
View map »


Sponsor: Tulsa Ballet
Telephone: 918-749-6006
Contact Name: Dan
Website »

More information

Abersons presents Pink Ribbon -- an exclusive, high-fashion fundraiser featuring a runway show by one of the world's hottest designers. Cocktails 6 p.m. | Dinner & Live Auction 7...

Cost: $1,250

Where:
Southern Hills Country Club
2636 E. 61st St.
Tulsa, OK  74136
View map »


Sponsor: Abersons
Telephone: 918-834-7200
Contact Name: Scarlet Henley
Website »

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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
Website »

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Join us for Nimrod Write Night, the opening event of our Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers weekend, on Friday, October 18th, at the Tulsa Historical Society, 6:30 p.m. Write Night is...

Cost: free

Where:
Tulsa Historical Society
2445 S. Peoria Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74114
View map »


Sponsor: Nimrod Journal
Telephone: 918-631-3080
Contact Name: Cassidy McCants
Website »

More information

Originally from West Africa, Kizomba is a partner dance that is a sexy addition to any Latin dance party. It is the fastest Latin growing dance in the U.S. Come and learn the basics plus a few more...

Cost: 109

Where:
THE DANCE PLACE
3310 WEST 42ND PLACE
TULSA, OK  74107
View map »


Telephone: 918-813-6514
Website »

More information

Flashes of vivid colors, laughter, dancers whirling around keeping pace with the energetic music, more laughter……this is what you will experience at Guthrie Green this Saturday,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Guthrie Green
111 East M.B. Brady Street
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: SAPAF
Telephone: 918-665-6419
Contact Name: Mohan Kelkar
Website »

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Signature Symphony at TCC celebrates the work of the late Ernie Fields, a Tulsa icon who had a career as a bandleader and trombonist. Fields’ music developed at a time when R&B, swing,...

Cost: $36 - $58

Where:
VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education
10300 E 81st St
Tulsa, OK  74133-4513
View map »


Sponsor: Signature Symphony at TCC
Telephone: 918-595-7768
Contact Name: Tabitha Littlefield
Website »

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Tulsa in Harmony is a congregation of community choirs, lending their voices in one accord. They sing of their hopes and their faith and aspirations of a more unified community and a more unified...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gathering Place
2650 S. John Williams Way E.
Tulsa, OK  74114
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Where:
ONEOK Field
201 N Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK
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