Line of sight

Local eye experts share tips to help you see clearly.



From top left: Salt frames, $340, Black Optical; Tag Heuer frames, $399, Visions; Kate Spade frames, $189, Dr. Robert Zoellner & Associates; Thom Browne frames, $500, Black Optical; Anne et Valentin frames, $515, Black Optical; Michael Kors frames, $199, Dr. Robert Zoellner & Associates; From top right: Chanel frames, $429, Visions; Salt frames, $340, Black Optical; Robert Marc frames, $449, Visions; Oliver Peoples frames, $389, Visions; Chanel frames, $389, Visions; Dita frames, $600, Black Optical; Barton Perreira frames, $495, Black Optical

They say the eyes are the window to the soul, which raises the question ... Are you taking care of your eyes?

Eye health begins with visiting an eye doctor once a year. Doing so allows for preventive eye care and early detection of issues, according to Dr. Monte Harrel, CEO of Harrel Eyecare Center. 

If you’re searching for an eye doctor, how do you know whether to see an optometrist or an ophthalmologist? 

An ophthalmologist (M.D. or D.O.) attends medical school and surgical rotations, while an optometrist (O.D.) receives his or her bachelor’s degree and then attends a four-year optometry school, focusing on eye health and minor procedures. Both ophthalmologists and optometrists see patients for basic vision problems requiring glasses. 

The difference between the two becomes clear when surgery is needed, says Harrel, who is an optometrist. At that point, an optometrist will coordinate with an ophthalmologist — usually when a patient needs cataract or retinal surgery.  

“Optometry is kind of like the family eye doctor for your eyes,” Harrel says. “We pretty much take care of everything until surgery.”  

By looking in the back of your eye, they also can see cholesterol levels and blood sugar issues and diagnose a patient with hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes. 

“Sometimes that is the first detection,” Harrel says. “Sometimes issues can present in the eye first, and we can coordinate with a patient’s primary care physician.”

Common conditions and treatments

After you choose an eye doctor, prepare for your first appointment by jotting down any issues or discomfort you want to discuss.

Allergies can make the eyes dry, but dry eye also can be an age-related condition, according to Harrel. Both cause stinging, burning and physical pain. They also can cause discomfort for individuals who wear contact lenses. Harrel says dry eye is possibly the No. 1 issue he talks about with patients.  

“Now we’re able to diagnose which type of issue they’re having and be more specific in treatment rather than just using an artificial tear off the shelf,” Harrel says. “We can be more targeted with different minor procedures and special drops, so we can help people a lot more than we used to.”

Another common complaint, headaches, can be vision related or a neurological issue. If a patient has double vision, blurred vision or vision loss, an eye doctor will first search for ocular causes or may refer them to a neurologist, says Harrel.

Other age-related issues include presbyopia, a condition that surfaces after age 40, in which the eyes can no longer focus on near objects as well as they once did. Translation: it’s time for reading glasses or bifocals. 

Glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes and macular degeneration are other conditions a doctor will want to monitor in older patients, says Dr.
Brian F. Williams, a residency-trained optometrist and co-owner of EyeCare Associates of South Tulsa-Owasso.

“Once a patient hits the age of 45, we definitely recommend coming in once a year for an eye exam,” he says. 

Preventive eye care

Myriad events can cause eye injuries, but many can be prevented. 

This time of year, Williams sees patients who experience eye trauma from weed eaters, cleaning their yard or other outdoor activities. 

Start with wearing UV-protection sunglasses and protective eye glasses in the yard, he says. This includes children. 

“A lot of issues that affect us when we’re older can be prolonged or prevented with good UV protection, especially with kids,” Harrel says. “Most of the sun damage that occurs to our eyes — it’s the same with our skin — it occurs in the first 20 years of our lives.”

He also suggests taking a daily antioxidant, either lutein or zeaxanthin, to help prevent macular degeneration. Either can be purchased over the counter or ingested through foods such as in kale, spinach, lettuce and egg yolks.

If your work involves sitting at a computer, position your monitor so your eyes are at the top of the monitor looking down, he says. 

“It’s actually much better for your neck and your eyes if they don’t have to open as much to blink,” Harrel says. “If you add that up over a long day, it offsets the dry eye that occurs.”

During the day, look away from the computer every 10-15 minutes, whether out the window or down the hall. 

Why? Eye muscles used to focus actually relax when we look far away, Harrel says, “just like loosening up a muscle in your arm.”

Also, don’t smoke. Williams says the habit is the worst thing for macular health. The macula is the most detailed part of vision. Individuals with macular degeneration can’t drive, read or see people’s faces. They’re only left with their peripheral vision. 

“Patients who smoke have a higher incidence of macular degeneration,” Williams says. “Smoking is hard on the vascular system and also the blood system to the eye and macula.”

Other evolving eye technology:

Individuals who wear bifocal glasses can now wear multifocal contact lenses, allowing for a better range of vision up close and from a distance.

Specialty lenses help those with eye disease affecting the cornea. 

Digital software can now customize multifocal glasses for each person’s prescription.  

Pediatric eye care

Vision checks should start as early as possible in life to monitor for visual problems that could cause a developmental problem in the eye, says Dr. Brian F. Williams, co-owner of EyeCare Associates. 

“For instance, if a patient is far-sighted in one eye and not in the other eye, that far-sighted eye will sometimes not develop correctly,” he says.  

“There’s a window of opportunity to give the appropriate prescription to that patient or do some type of treatment or therapy so that eye develops.”  

One of the more common problems is eye coordination, says Dr. Monte Harrel, CEO of Harrel Eyecare Center.

“Someone might be able to read the eye chart fine, but when they go to look up close, the eyes don’t coordinate well,” he explains. “It’s as if the brain is seeing two slightly different images because their eyes are pointing at two different spots on the page.”

Eye coordination can be helped with vision therapy, which is physical therapy for the eyes using activities and exercises to teach the eyes to coordinate.

Another often-overlooked condition is amblyopia, a condition in which one eye can see well, but the other eye cannot, Harrel says. The condition may not be discovered until a pediatric or school screening. 

The underdeveloped eye will need vision correction, which can be done with an eye patch or activities to stimulate that eye, and glasses may be needed, as well. 

Williams says parents should watch for and schedule an eye exam if they see:

Eye turns (eyes pointing different directions)

Struggling in school

Holding material close or sitting extremely close to the television or an object

Any abnormality in pupil color

As with adults, regular eye appointments for children will help maintain their eye health and set up good habits for later in life.

“A routine eye exam is the most important thing,” Williams says. “Just like we go to the dentist every year to have our teeth cleaned or checked, an eye examination is crucial in long-term ocular health.”

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The Collinsville Chamber of Commerce is bringing back their much-anticipated Outdoor Summer Movies for a sixth year this summer. The movies will take place Thursday evenings in June at the...

Cost: Free

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Collinsville City Plaza
12th and Main Street
Collinsville, OK  74021
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Sponsor: Collinsville Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 918-371-4703
Contact Name: Megan Edwards
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Cost: $25-$40

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Cain's Ballroom
423 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Lefty's On Greenwood
10 N Greenwood Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Track 5.
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Los Cabos - Broken Arrow
151 Bass Pro Dr
Broken Arrow, OK
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Los Cabos - Jenks
300 Riverwalk Terrace
Jenks, OK
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Cost: $39.50-$59.50

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Hard Rock Casino - The Joint
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Black Wall Street Gallery
101 N Greenwood Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Help DVIS and the Tulsa Drillers knock out violence! We are in our 16th year of raising funds for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Join us by pledging per home run or making a...

Cost: $1+

Where:
Tulsa, OK


Sponsor: DVIS
Telephone: 918-508-2709
Contact Name: Jenée Day
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Crow Creek Tavern
3534 S Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $20

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Duet
108 N Detroit Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Los Cabos - Owasso
9455 N Owasso Expy
Owasso, OK
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Utica Square
1709 Utica Sq
Tulsa, OK
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Sisserou's Restaurant
107 N Boulder Ave
Tulsa, OK
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True stories based on a given theme.

Cost: $5

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IDL Ballroom
230 E 1st St
Tulsa, OK
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The Run
3141 E Skelly Dr
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $15-$20

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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 Max Retropub
114 S Elgin Ave
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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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

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National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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The Please Touch the Art exhibit breaks the rules of traditional art exhibits and makes art accessible, especially for visitors who are visually impaired or blind. Guests are encouraged to touch...

Cost: free & open to the public

Where:
McKeon Center for Creativity
910 S. Boston Ave.
TCC Metro Campus
Tulsa, OK  74135
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Sponsor: Tulsa Community College
Telephone: 918-595-7339
Contact Name: Cindy Armstrong

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Then, Here/Now: Creating Community in the Center is a group exhibition that illuminates the histories and presence/presents of LGBTQIA+ art collectives and projects that help to ensure visibility...

Cost: Free

Where:
Living Arts of Tulsa
307 East M. B. Brady St.
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Telephone: 918-585-1234
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Looking for a fun night out that the whole family can enjoy?  Crayons Improv has created a unique night of comedy that is sure to keep you laughing!  Using audience suggestions, participation,...

Cost: $5

Where:
Heritage United Methodist Church
5300 E. Kenosha
Broken Arrow, OK  74014
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Sponsor: Crayons Improv
Telephone: 918-557-5616
Contact Name: Nicole Miller
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BROKEN ARROW COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE Presents “Godspell” 2012 Revised Version Conceived and Originally Directed by JOHN-MICHAEL TEBELAK MUSIC AND NEW LYRICS BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ Originally...

Cost: $13-$18

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: Broken Arrow Community Playhouse
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Los Cabos - Jenks
300 Riverwalk Terrace
Jenks, OK
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Cost: $10

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Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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Soundpony
409 N Brady St
Tulsa, OK
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Scotty's Lounge
3119 W 61st St
Tulsa, OK
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Pippin's Taproom
6808 S Memorial Dr
Tulsa, OK
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Los Cabos - Broken Arrow
151 Bass Pro Dr
Broken Arrow, OK
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Los Cabos - Owasso
9455 N Owasso Expy
Owasso, OK
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Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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The Hunt Club
224 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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The Max Retropub
114 S Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Philbrook Museum of Art
2727 S Rockford Rd
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $14-$24

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Compound Pro Wrestling
4950 S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK
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University of Tulsa - Dietler Commons
800 S Tucker Dr
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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Cost: $12-$15

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The Venue Shrine
112 E 18th St
Tulsa, OK
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The Penthouse Bar at The Mayo Hotel
115 W 5th St
Tulsa, 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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Cabin Boys Brewery
1717 E 7th St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $26.50-$62.50

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BOK Center
200 S Denver Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Help DVIS and the Tulsa Drillers knock out violence! We are in our 16th year of raising funds for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Join us by pledging per home run or making a...

Cost: $1+

Where:
Tulsa, OK


Sponsor: DVIS
Telephone: 918-508-2709
Contact Name: Jenée Day
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Crystal Skull
1005 S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK
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Heirloom Rustic Ales
2113 E Admiral Blvd
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Track 5.
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Cost: $15

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Duet
108 N Detroit Ave
Tulsa, OK
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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

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National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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The first annual Mayo Moto Street Classic is an immersive motorcycle experience featuring TT flat track racing, drag racing, moto-inspired art and music at Mayo Place in Tulsa's East. The festival...

Cost: $35

Where:
Mayo Place
525 E. 6th Street
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: Mayo Moto Museum
Telephone: 918.850.0500
Contact Name: Julie Watson
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Then, Here/Now: Creating Community in the Center is a group exhibition that illuminates the histories and presence/presents of LGBTQIA+ art collectives and projects that help to ensure visibility...

Cost: Free

Where:
Living Arts of Tulsa
307 East M. B. Brady St.
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Telephone: 918-585-1234
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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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Please join us on the evening of Saturday, June 15 for a screening of The Ordinance Project, followed by a Q&A with director Austin R. Williams, in conjunction with our exhibit Then, Here/Now:...

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Where:
Living Arts of Tulsa
307 East Mathew B. Brady Street
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: Living Arts of Tulsa
Telephone: 918-585-1234
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BROKEN ARROW COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE Presents “Godspell” 2012 Revised Version Conceived and Originally Directed by JOHN-MICHAEL TEBELAK MUSIC AND NEW LYRICS BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ Originally...

Cost: $13-$18

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: Broken Arrow Community Playhouse
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Back by popular demand, we've found some more wild and crazy stories told by the funniest people in Tulsa! Blue Whale Comedy Fest and Story Club of Tulsa present "Offbeat: Crazy and Hilarious...

Cost: 12.50

Where:
Duet Jazz Club
108 N. DETROIT AVENUE
Tulsa, OK  74105
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Sponsor: Story Club of Tulsa
Telephone: 918-596-2008
Contact Name: Ryan Howell
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Help DVIS and the Tulsa Drillers knock out violence! We are in our 16th year of raising funds for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Join us by pledging per home run or making a...

Cost: $1+

Where:
Tulsa, OK


Sponsor: DVIS
Telephone: 918-508-2709
Contact Name: Jenée Day
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Cost: $10

Where:
The Vanguard
222 N Main St
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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Uncle Bentley's Pub & Grill
4902 S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK
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Utica Square
1709 Utica Sq
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $44-$62

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Brady Theater
105 W. M.B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK
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Whitty Books
2407 E Admiral Blvd
Tulsa, OK
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Whittier Bar
2405 E Admiral Blvd
Tulsa, OK
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Soundpony
409 N Brady St
Tulsa, OK
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Los Cabos - Owasso
9455 N Owasso Expy
Owasso, OK
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Los Cabos - Jenks
300 Riverwalk Terrace
Jenks, OK
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Cost: $55

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Osage Casino Tulsa - Skyline Event Center
951 W 36th St N
Tulsa, OK
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Rabbit Hole Bar & Grill
116 S Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10

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Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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Scotty's Lounge
3119 W 61st St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $12

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Duet
108 N Detroit Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $8

Where:
Rabbit Hole Improv
1526 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Track 5.
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Cost: $15-$20

Where:
IDL Ballroom
230 E 1st St
Tulsa, OK
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Juicemaker Lounge
3508 S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Fuel 66
2439 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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Bad Ass Renee's
6373 E 31st St
Tulsa, OK
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Lefty's On Greenwood
10 N Greenwood Ave
Tulsa, OK
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ONEOK Field
201 N Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK
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This irreverent and risque take on Cinderella is performed entirely in Spanish.

Cost: $30

Where:
El Coyote Manco
2160 S Garnett Rd
Tulsa, OK
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This documentary follows the fight for the passage of nondiscrimination legislation for LGBTQ communitites and people with HIV/AIDS in Kansas City in the early '90s.

Where:
Living Arts
307 E Reconciliation Way
Tulsa, OK
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Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area
6850 S Elwood Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Veterans Park
1811 S Boulder Park Dr
Tulsa, OK
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Los Cabos - Broken Arrow
151 Bass Pro Dr
Broken Arrow, OK
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