Agenda: June 2014
June's can't-miss events
6/6-7 Gilded quilts
The Green Country Quilters Guild Quilt Show only comes to town once every two years. Stop by the Central Park Hall at the Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St. from June 6-7 to view hundreds of the most intricate and beautiful quilts around. Tickets are $10 per day or $15 for a two-day pass. Contact Susie Semler at 918-619-6534 or visit www.greencountryquiltersguild.com for more details about the event, which includes a small quilt auction, raffles, demonstrations, classes and vendors.
6/14 Second Saturdays at Philbrook
Thanks to ONEOK’s sponsorship, every second Saturday of the month, Philbrook Museum of Art offers free admission to all visitors, along with activities such as hands-on art projects, self-guided scavenger hunts and family tours. This month, that’s June 14.
The museum encompasses permanent exhibitions from European, African and Native American cultures to modern and contemporary art and design, as well as rotating exhibits such as “Collective Past,” which showcases Philbrook’s diverse collection of works on paper. (“Collective Past” closes July 20.)
Visitors also can stroll in Philbrook’s impressive 22 acres of gardens.
Philbrook is located at 2727 S. Rockford Road. Call 918-749-7941 or visit www.philbrook.org.
The Broadway play “Wicked” comes to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Second St., from June 18-July 6. The critically acclaimed musical tells the story of two unlikely friends with very different personalities and the same love interest. They turn against each other and bring forth Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, and Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West.
If you haven’t seen the the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz,” do so because “Wicked” makes many references to this classic movie and brings the story to life. Considered to be one of the best musicals of the decade, “Wicked” has won 35 major awards.
Tickets range from $35-$150. Call the PAC ticket office at 918-596-7111 or visit www.tulsapac.com for more information.
6/24 Starlight Band concert series
A summer tradition for many Tulsans, the Starlight Band kicks off its free concert series with “Americana Night” at the Guthrie Green at 8 p.m., June 24. Featuring more than 50 local musicians, the Starlight Band is known as Oklahoma’s only professional concert band. The band’s mission is a simple but thoughtful one: “To provide quality, live music to the largest possible audience.” Its repertoire includes jazz, light classics and current pop selections.
Bring a blanket or a lawn chair. Guthrie Green is at 111 E. M.B. Brady St. Call 918-798-7827 or visit www.starlightbands.net.