Tulsa's brew scene

As craft breweries continue to grow across the country, local brewmasters are committed to bringing Tulsans into the fold.



Tulsa’s craft brewers are on a mission: bringing more beer lovers into the craft beer fold and introducing Tulsans to hops, flavors and colors they’ll never get in a Budweiser.

They are following a nationwide surge of craft breweries.

In 2012, the Brewers Association reported about 2,400 craft breweries in the United States. By 2015, that number grew to 4,200 small and independent breweries. 

Oklahoma now has more than a dozen, according to the Brewers Association. A handful are housed in Tulsa. 

With all the breweries, though, craft beer still accounts for only about 12 percent of the U.S. beer market. However, it is more akin to the beer early Americans drank.

Why are the vast majority of today’s commercial beers sweet and yellow? Blame Prohibition and soda pop, says Wes Alexander, who teaches a course called “Introduction to Malted Beverages” at Oklahoma State University and also works at Marshall Brewing Co.

From 1920-1933, alcohol was illegal, so soda pop became the most popular drink in America. 

Once brewers began producing beers again in the 1930s, the traditional European ales and lagers were no longer appealing to American taste buds, Alexander says. 

That’s when commercial beers became sweet, light and highly fizzy, just like soda pop, he says.

Now that craft brews are catching on, brewers face the challenge of educating consumers and teaching them to appreciate stronger flavors.

“It’s an opportunity for us all to convert more craft drinkers,” Alexander says.

 


Dead Armadillo

Tony Peck was in Chanute, Kansas, to help his family clean out an old shed.

As he was moving some lumber, between two pieces of wood, he discovered a perfectly preserved dead armadillo. He joked about what a funny name that would be for his planned brewery, and he added Dead Armadillo to a page-long list of names he was considering.

A few weeks later, Dead Armadillo emerged as the winning name.

Peck, who is the brewery’s co-owner and managing partner, says the company started as a contract brewer in an Oklahoma City facility. In November 2014, it began renovations at East Fourth Street and South Madison Avenue, in a 7,000-square-foot former garage in what used to be the Fourth Street Auto building.

By September 2015, the facility brewed its first batches.

Todd Phillips and Tony Peck

 

Peck still has a “day job” as a database programmer for Midstates Petroleum. One of two full-time employees is Director of Operations Todd Phillips, who handles marketing, daily operations and the taproom.

No doubt about it, most fans of Dead Armadillo Craft Brewing are humans, but the brewery even has a following of four-legged fans: Rex Koelsch’s 25 head of dairy cattle that live on Tulsa’s west side. Every week or so, Koelsch picks up 700-800 pounds of spent grain, which is the wet grain left after the sugar is removed on its way to becoming beer. The cows, Koelsch says, love eating the grain and drinking the water, which provides them with extra protein. 

Nothing, it seems, goes to waste in a local brewery.

Dead Armadillo produces three year-round varieties and has created three special releases to date.

Keep an eye on www.dabrewery.com for information about hours for the taproom at 1002 E. Fourth St.

BREWER REC:

Dead Armadillo’s Amber Ale is by far its most popular brew as the brewery sells at least five times more of it than its other two beers combined.  

 It appeals to a wide variety of tastes because of its notes of caramel sweetness and a slightly bitter taste from the hops, Phillips says, describing it as medium-bodied with a clean, easy finish. The head on the beer is slightly off-white and laces down the glass throughout the drinking experience. 

The secret is London ale yeast, which provides depth, complexity and fruitiness, Phillips says.

“We make beer that we like,” Phillips says, “but of course, we want to make beers that others like, too. We try to strike a balance between obscure and complicated but still enjoyable to drink.”

 


The Willows Family Ales

Owner and brewmaster Heath Glover loves to make beers that he describes as crazy and wild.

He uses Brettanomyces, a wild cousin of traditional brewers’ yeast. It can produce unpredictable fermentations, and most brewers avoid it for fear it will take over the tanks and change their traditional recipes. 

But not Glover.

“We tend to brew on the fringe,” he says. “If you’d try rattlesnake jerky, that’s where we’re at.”

When he started brewing, he worked closely with Chase Healey at Prairie Artisan Ales and produced 60-100 barrels a year.

Heath Glover

 

Unfortunately for Oklahoma, Glover is moving production this year to a facility in Wisconsin, where he plans to produce about 1,000 barrels annually and where the brews will be canned instead of bottled. Cans are lighter, which reduces transportation costs; allow in no light or air; and can be taken to places like the beach, where glass bottles might not be allowed, Glover says.

But the main reason he’s moving, besides a significant increase in production volume, is that most brewers don’t want to work with Brettanomyces, fearing other brews will become contaminated and their taste affected.

The Wisconsin company, Glover says, was willing to take on the wild yeast and the canning process. He hopes to open a smaller facility in Tulsa in the future.

Whatever bottles of The Willows Family Ales remain will continue to be sold at local bars and liquor stores, and will be replaced with the new cans this summer, Glover says.

To keep up with Willows news, stay tuned to the company’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thewillowsbeer.

BREWER REC:

Because of the company’s very small output, inventory moves quickly and unpredictably. Beer drinkers have to be willing to try whatever is left at the liquor store. “Whatever they can find in the wild is the best way to approach it,” Glover says.

 


Prairie Artisan Ales

If you’re looking to try lots of different beers, Prairie Artisan Ales is the brand for you.

Brothers Chase and Colin Healey started with a simple farmhouse ale that grew into a line of four year-round beers plus at least one new beer every month.

“When it’s gone, we move on to something new,” says Wes Morrison, the company’s sales director. “Part of the popularity of our brand is that you always have something new to look forward to.”

In the company’s three and a half years, it has spread to 25 states, with about 10,000 barrels per year produced primarily at the Krebs Brewing Co. in Krebs, Oklahoma, with a smaller facility in west Tulsa.

The Tulsa facility at 1803 S. 49th W. Ave. has a taproom open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. In May the company also opened a beer hall, Prairie Brewpub, at 223 N. Main St., where it features 24 taps, with 10-12 varieties of Prairie beers, plus other local favorites.

For all the latest Prairie news and to discover the latest creations, go to www.prairieales.com.

Zach Prichard, president of Krebs Brewing Co.; Chase Healey and Colin Healey, founders of Prairie Artisan Ales; Ryan Stack, Prairie Brewpub operating partner; Wes Morrison, Prairie Artisan Ales sales director; Josh Royal, partner of Prairie Brewpub

BREWER REC:

Morrison says Prairie Vous Francais, a light table beer, is a solid gateway beer for wine drinkers or those accustomed to commercial beers. It is crisp and not overly hopped.  

Rather than having carbonation added by a machine, the beer is
bottle-conditioned, which means that the bubbles come from a secondary fermentation that occurs in the bottle. 

The Prairie Vous Francais is available in 24-ounce bottles at Whole Foods Market, at the west Tulsa brewery and at the brewpub.

 


Marshall Brewing Co.

When Eric Marshall was growing up, his father, David, and brother, Adam, were home brewers.

But he fell in love with craft brewing as a profession as a University of Tulsa international business and German language student living in Germany.

There, during his junior year of college, he saw that every town and region had pride in its own beer, and he wanted to bring that culture back to Tulsa.

After graduating from TU, Eric returned to Germany and enrolled in the dual degree program with the World Brewing Academy, a partnership between Doemens Academy in Munich and Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago. After completing that program, he stayed in Germany for three years and apprenticed at six breweries. 

In 2007, Eric formed Marshall Brewing Co. and he purchased the former Hesselbein Tire warehouse at East Sixth Street and South Wheeling Avenue. By April 2008, the company had produced its first batch of beer, and on May 15, 2008, the first three kegs were sold at a craft brew festival in front of downtown Tulsa pub McNellie’s.

Wes Alexander and Eric Marshall

 

Today, Marshall Brewing has nine employees and sells beers across Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas.

“People who get into craft beer start a journey,” says Wes Alexander, Marshall’s director of sales. “It’s not only a social experience of sharing beer and knowledge. It’s a journey of starting with a wheat beer and maybe moving into an amber or a pale ale. 

“And the next thing you know, they’re looking for the hoppier beers before going to barrel-aged Russian imperial stouts. It’s a common journey for the American craft beer drinker.”

Today, young people have grown up alongside the craft beer movement, so many of them are knowledgeable about the ingredients and beer-making processes, he says, noting the knowledge will help the craft movement continue to grow in popularity.

The Marshall Sixth Street Session Room is open from 3-6 p.m., Thursday, and noon-7 p.m., Friday.

One Saturday per month, Marshall offers tours of the brewery, and Fridays usually feature a food truck outside.

For a list of Marshall’s year-round and seasonal beers, as well as tour and taproom schedules, visit www.marshallbrewing.com.

BREWER REC:

For a beginner, Alexander recommends the Marshall Sundown Wheat, which he says is a highly drinkable beer that helps bridge the gap between commercial and craft beers. It has a bit of orange peel and coriander, and it’s soft and easy drinking.

“The Bud-Miller-Coors drinkers enjoy this beer,” he says.

A more experienced craft beer aficionado might enjoy the Old Pavilion Pilsner, which was inspired by Eric Marshall’s time in Germany. Crisp and clean with a distinct hop flavor and aroma, this beer is brewed in the North German Pils style.

 


Renaissance Brewing Co.

Kelsey Schumacher and Glenn Hall

When Glenn Hall decided to build a brewery, he became as much of an expert in city permitting and zoning as in hops and yeast.

According to the city’s zoning code, breweries are allowed only in industrial-zoned areas. So, when Hall bought three dilapidated houses at East 12th Street and South Lewis Avenue in 2011 and 2012 with the goal of using the land for a brewery, he knew that the zoning would have to be changed.

That started a two-year process with three appearances before the Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission and three more in front of the City Council before his plan for the zoning variance was approved.

When it is built and producing by the end of the year, Renaissance will be the first brewery to make full-strength beer in an area of the city zoned as commercial instead of industrial. It will be a 1920s-style brick and steel building with 3,000 square feet devoted to the brewery, 2,000 to retail businesses and 2,000 to two upstairs apartments.

The process of changing the zoning was “not for the faint of heart,” Hall says, but all the work was worth the satisfaction of building a showpiece for the Renaissance Neighborhood, between East 11th and 15th streets and between Harvard and Lewis avenues, where Hall also lives.

“My main focus is my neighborhood,” Hall says. “I’m building a neighborhood brewery, and I’m building it (the brand awareness) one block at a time.” 

That neighborhood concept means employing local workers and giving his spent grains to a neighborhood chicken farmer. 

While it’s a for-profit venture, “All of our money will go back into the local community,” Hall says. “Friends, family and then neighbors —— I’ve always lived my life like that.” 

Until the building is finished, Hall is brewing at his Renaissance Neighborhood home. Homebrewers are only allowed to make 200 gallons a year and are not allowed to sell it. He makes 20-gallon batches, which take two to four weeks, and gives it away — typically at one or two private functions monthly  like nonprofit events, weddings, parties or personal favors each month to build brand awareness. 

Keep tabs on when the brewery will open at www.renaissancebeer.com

Until then, Hall stays busy giving away beer.

BREWER REC:

Hall has a four-point guide for beer newbies who want to experience his craft beers.

1. Renaissance Gold: A light and clean German-style golden ale. Hall says it’s a great gateway for those who are used to commercial brews.

2. Indian Wheat: A beer born in the 1990s when Hall and his wife, Sarah, went on a Sunday night date at an Indian restaurant in Norman. That’s where they fell in love with this beer’s secret ingredient, cardamom, and Indian Wheat is still Sarah’s favorite. 

3. Gamma Ray IPA: This India Pale Ale contains plenty of hops, so Hall says it will taste nothing like a commercial beer, but it’s not as offending or overly hoppy as many India Pale Ales on the market today. 

4. Black Gold: This is the final level for craft aficionados, according to Hall. It’s a hybrid stout inspired by the English and Irish varieties. Roasted malt gives it a chocolaty goodness.

 



Road trip

Take the short drive from Tulsa to these regional destinations.

 

COOP Ale Works

Taproom is open from 4-6 p.m., Fridays, and 1-5 p.m., Saturdays. Sample up to 12 ounces of high-point beer, and buy pints, pitchers and growlers of low-point beer. Every week, taproom manager Aaron Cross creates specialty low-point beers that are only available in the taproom. Free tours are offered at 2 and 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

4745 Council Heights Road, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 405-842-2667, www.coopaleworks.com

 

Choc Beer Co. and Pete’s Place

The Choc Room features 16 handcrafted beers on draft. Enjoy the original Choc beer, an unfiltered wheat, or try the Miner’s Golden Ale, an American lager, or the refreshingly citric Peach Ale. Or, experience what’s new on the rotating taps, both from Choc and other guest breweries.

120 S.W. Eighth St., Krebs, Oklahoma; 918-423-2042, www.chocbeer.com or www.petes.org

 

Fayetteville Ale Trail

The Fayetteville Visitors Center offers a passport that visitors can have stamped on a self-guided tour of the city’s nine breweries.

Fayetteville Visitors Center, 21 S. Block Ave., Fayetteville, Arkansas, 479-521-5776, www.fayettevillealetrail.com

 

Boulevard Brewing Co.

This Kansas City brewery offers free public tours and free samples. The Tasting Room is open seven days a week, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

2501 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri; 816-474-7095, www.boulevard.com

 



Beer on the books

Oklahomans are a step closer to having a say in modernizing the state’s alcohol laws.

If Senate Joint Resolution 68 passes the Legislature, Oklahomans could vote this November to change the bulk of the state’s alcohol laws.

Oklahoma is one of five states that sells beer and malt beverages comprised of no more than 3.2 percent alcohol by weight. This low-point beer is currently sold refrigerated in grocery and convenience stores. Stronger beer, wine and liquor can only be sold in liquor stores at room temperature.

Oklahoma’s laws also prevent breweries from serving their strong beer on their own premises, instead forcing them to sell low-point varieties in their taprooms and sending strong beer to distributors to be sold in bars and liquor stores.

The League of Oklahomans for Change in Alcohol Laws, usually called the LOCAL movement, says breweries should be allowed to sell their strong beer varieties in their own taprooms, just as wineries are allowed to sell wines on their premises. Wineries successfully lobbied for policy changes back in the early 2000s, so now it’s beer’s turn.

LOCAL also supports a brewery’s right to self-distribute its own product, the ability for liquor stores and breweries to sell cold beer and the sale of strong beers at convenience stores and groceries, says LOCAL’s Oklahoma City representative Sean McCanne

“We want to see craft beer flourish in the state,” McCanne says.

If the law seems confusing, it is — even for the professionals who brew beer every day.

“In Oklahoma, it’s almost impossible to understand,” says Marshall Brewing Co.’s Wes Alexander. “Would you tell a bakery they couldn’t sell their own bread? That a customer couldn’t buy a fresh baguette?”

The Retail Liquor Association of Oklahoma opposes portions of SJR 68.

The association supports a brewery’s right to sell its own single-strength products on premises, just like wineries do. However, the association’s president, Bryan Kerr, says SJR 68 would be a safety hazard because people under the age of 21 could stock, sell, buy or steal strong beers or wine in convenience stores. Of course, buying or stealing any beer underage is a crime. However, members support allowing strong beer at all outlets and are in favor of a limited grocery store rollout of wine licenses, but want to increase supervision and put other measures in place.

Additionally, Kerr estimates that if SJR 68 passes as written, 300 of the state’s 680 liquor stores would go out of business. This estimate is based on the number of liquor stores per capita in Texas, which has similar laws to those outlined in SJR 68.

The measure would allow liquor stores to sell ice, limes, corkscrews and other accessories currently not allowed at liquor stores; however, the addition of these products would not make up for the lost beer and wine sales due to competition with grocery and convenience stores, Kerr says. In late April, SJR 68 passed the Oklahoma House and was in conference committee as of press time.

If the measure passes the full House and Senate, it will go to the governor for her signature. Then, since the measure, if approved, would change the state’s constitution, the question would be voted on in November. 

In case the measure fails, two initiative petitions seeking modernization could be circulated as backups before the November election. One of those, which was promoted by the Retail Liquor Association, was struck down by the Oklahoma Supreme Court in May. Another petition by Oklahomans for Consumer Freedom is still alive.

 “We want to keep everyone at the table,” McCanne says. “Compromises will have to be made, but we want to see everyone get what they want.”

 

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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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Winter's Grace Publishing, of northeast Oklahoma, is holding its inaugural Dead of Winter Flash Fiction Contest. It opened January 1 and it closes February 28. It's open to all creative writers...

Cost: $15 per story

Where:
, OK


Sponsor: Winter's Grace Publishing
Telephone: 918-852-6311
Contact Name: C.D. Smart
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34th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition—Opens on February 5th, 2019   Agora Gallery is pleased to invite artists from across the globe to enter the 34th Annual Chelsea...

Cost: $45 entry fee for up to 5 images ($5 for each additional image)

Where:
Agora Gallery
530 W 25th St.
New York, NY  10001
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Sponsor: Agora Gallery
Telephone: +1 212-226-4151
Contact Name: Carolina Carilo
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Every Wednesday Live Event Trivia is at The Willows Family Ales - Show starts at 7 and is free to play! Movie scenes, Finish the Lyric, Classic Trivia, and more! The crew from T-Town Tacos will be...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Willows Family Ales
418 south peoria ave
tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: The Willows Family Ales
Telephone: (918) 895-6798
Contact Name: Julian Morgan
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Mothers of Preschoolers (and preschool means prior to school, ages 6 weeks to 5 years old). MOPS warmly welcomes any mom that has at least one child age 6 weeks to 5 years old. By joining MOPS, you...

Cost: Free

Where:
Eastwood Baptist Church
948 S 91st E Ave
Tulsa, OK  74112
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Sponsor: Eastwood Baptist Church
Telephone: 918-836-8686
Contact Name: Shirley Pittenger
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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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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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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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34th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition—Opens on February 5th, 2019   Agora Gallery is pleased to invite artists from across the globe to enter the 34th Annual Chelsea...

Cost: $45 entry fee for up to 5 images ($5 for each additional image)

Where:
Agora Gallery
530 W 25th St.
New York, NY  10001
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Sponsor: Agora Gallery
Telephone: +1 212-226-4151
Contact Name: Carolina Carilo
Website »

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Winter's Grace Publishing, of northeast Oklahoma, is holding its inaugural Dead of Winter Flash Fiction Contest. It opened January 1 and it closes February 28. It's open to all creative writers...

Cost: $15 per story

Where:
, OK


Sponsor: Winter's Grace Publishing
Telephone: 918-852-6311
Contact Name: C.D. Smart
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The Bixby Freedom Celebration is the largest free, public fireworks extravaganza in this area. In it’s second year the 2016 Bixby Freedom Celebration brought approximately 13,000 people from our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bentley Sports Complex
8505 E 148th ST South
Bixby, OK  74008
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Sponsor: The Bridge Church
Telephone: 918-394-4330
Contact Name: Martha Roark
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"Night of Dreams" is Tulsa Dream Center's annual gala that raises funds for those in greatest need in North Tulsa. Tulsa Dream Center feeds hungry families, educates children, clothes those who are...

Cost: Tickets-$200, Sponsorships - $1500-$25000

Where:
Mayo Hotel
115 W 5th St
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: Tulsa Dream Center
Telephone: 918-284-4571
Contact Name: Olivia Martin
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Borrowed Forms Learn to craft content regardless of the format. Turn your mortgage payoff letter into a personal essay about purchasing a home or an orthodontist report transformed into an...

Cost: $225

Where:
Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa
700 N. Greenwood Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74106
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Sponsor: Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa
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After headlining across the globe, Denise is thrilled to be back in her hometown bringing her power and passion to the Rainbow Room with tunes from Broadway, Standard Classics and Jazz to Rock...

Cost: $10 General Admission

Where:
OkEq - Lynn Riggs Theatre
621 East 4th St.
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: Oklahomans for Equal Rights
Telephone: 918-637-25866
Contact Name: Pat Hobbs
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Friday, February 22, 2019 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Oklahoma State University - Tulsa Conference Meeting Room: North Hall, Room 150 The 2019 Chautauqua will focus on the relationship between family...

Cost: $20-$75

Where:
OSU-Tulsa
700 N. Greenwood Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74106
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Sponsor: OSU Center for Family Resilience and the OSU Center for Wellness and Recovery
Contact Name: Dr. Amanda Harrist
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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
View map »

More information

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
View map »

More information

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
View map »

More information

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
View map »

More information

Do you and your pup have "cabin fever"? Come out to the Botanic Garden during our "Dog Days of Winter" - Fridays and Saturdays during January and February only when four-legged...

Cost: Free for Garden members & their dogs. Admission + $4 per dog for non-members.

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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34th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition—Opens on February 5th, 2019   Agora Gallery is pleased to invite artists from across the globe to enter the 34th Annual Chelsea...

Cost: $45 entry fee for up to 5 images ($5 for each additional image)

Where:
Agora Gallery
530 W 25th St.
New York, NY  10001
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Sponsor: Agora Gallery
Telephone: +1 212-226-4151
Contact Name: Carolina Carilo
Website »

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Winter's Grace Publishing, of northeast Oklahoma, is holding its inaugural Dead of Winter Flash Fiction Contest. It opened January 1 and it closes February 28. It's open to all creative writers...

Cost: $15 per story

Where:
, OK


Sponsor: Winter's Grace Publishing
Telephone: 918-852-6311
Contact Name: C.D. Smart
Website »

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Sweets & Cream will be reopening Friday, February 22 at 3PM! Come on by for a $1.99 ice cream cookie sandwich and give a small donation to the Tips for Charity effort to help support our local...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sweets & Cream
1114 S Yale Avenue
Tulsa, OK  74112
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Sponsor: Sweets & Cream
Telephone: 918-633-3182
Contact Name: Erik Collins
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5:00-6:00 Nature & Madness is the contemplative indie-folk project of Ryan Pickop. Ryan's work is rooted in Americana, rooted in the Earth. Challenging without being confrontational, we are offered...

Cost: Free

Where:
Heirloom Rustic Ales
Tulsa, OK


Sponsor: Heirloom Rustic Ales

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Solo performance. Originally from the OKC area, Adrienne Gilley is a vocalist, guitar player, songwriter. Drawing from co-writers and influential mentors and supporters in the Tulsa music scene,...

Cost: Tipping encouraged

Where:
The Colony
2809 S. Harvard
Tulsa, OK  74114
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Sample various whiskey, have dinner and hear some fabulous music! 

Cost: 150.00

Where:
Studio 308
308 S. Lansing Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: Lindsey House
Telephone: 918-933-5222
Contact Name: Diana Denny
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JAKE OWEN Multiple chart-topping singer/songwriter Jake Owen’s new single “Down To The Honkytonk” is rapidly climbing the Billboard Country Airplay charts. With seven #1 songs to...

Cost: $50, $75, $100

Where:
Osage Casino
Tulsa, OK

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Sunday in the Park with George follows painter Georges Seurat in the months leading up to the completion of his most famous painting, "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte." Consumed...

Cost: $25.00 for adults, $22.50 for students & seniors with ID

Where:
Tulsa Performing Arts Center
110 E. 2nd St.
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: American Theatre Company
Telephone: (918) 747-9494
Contact Name: Meghan Hurley
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Join us for the 59th Annual Book Fair! Saturday, February 23, 2019 8:00 am–3:00 pm Holland Hall Primary School Gym Open to the public. Tickets $1, 18 and under free. No RSVP required,...

Cost: $1

Where:
Holland Hall Primary School
5666 E. 81 St.
Tulsa, OK  74137
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Sponsor: Holland Hall
Telephone: 918-481-1111
Contact Name: Heather Brasel
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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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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
View map »

More information

Do you and your pup have "cabin fever"? Come out to the Botanic Garden during our "Dog Days of Winter" - Fridays and Saturdays during January and February only when four-legged...

Cost: Free for Garden members & their dogs. Admission + $4 per dog for non-members.

Where:
Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive
Tulsa, OK  74127
View map »


Sponsor: Tulsa Botanic Garden
Telephone: 918-289-0330
Contact Name: Lori Hutson

More information

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
View map »

More information

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
View map »

More information

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
View map »

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Pain Management Class Non-medical Treatments for Pain Non-medical treatments may be used to treat chronic pain, along with pain medicines. They might also be used alone for mild pain or...

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Where:
Glenpool Library
730 E. 141st Street
Glenpool, OK  74033
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Sponsor: Success Skills
Telephone: 405-401-3519
Contact Name: Ron Watkins

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34th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition—Opens on February 5th, 2019   Agora Gallery is pleased to invite artists from across the globe to enter the 34th Annual Chelsea...

Cost: $45 entry fee for up to 5 images ($5 for each additional image)

Where:
Agora Gallery
530 W 25th St.
New York, NY  10001
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Sponsor: Agora Gallery
Telephone: +1 212-226-4151
Contact Name: Carolina Carilo
Website »

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Winter's Grace Publishing, of northeast Oklahoma, is holding its inaugural Dead of Winter Flash Fiction Contest. It opened January 1 and it closes February 28. It's open to all creative writers...

Cost: $15 per story

Where:
, OK


Sponsor: Winter's Grace Publishing
Telephone: 918-852-6311
Contact Name: C.D. Smart
Website »

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Youth members of the six area Boys & Girls Clubs compete for college scholarships in the Annual Youth of the Year competition. The winners are announced at this banquet. Volunteers making a...

Cost: $75

Where:
ORU Global Learning Center
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK  74171
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Sponsor: The Salvation Army
Telephone: 918-587-7801
Contact Name: Samantha Knappen
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Cocktails, dinner and program with live and silent auctions followed by a Casino and dancing.

Cost: $200 per person, sponsorships available

Where:
The Mayo Hotel
115 W. 5th Street
Tulsa
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: Tulsa CASA, Inc.
Telephone: 918-584-2272
Contact Name: Paula McKay
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Dancing, cocktails, Cajun and jazz...all of the goodies that Mardi Gras has!  Come join New Hope Oklahoma in a night of Mardi Gras fun!  New Hope Oklahoma strives to end generational...

Cost: TBD

Where:
The Bond
608 E 3rd St
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Dancing, cocktails, Cajun and jazz...all of the goodies that Mardi Gras has!  Come join New Hope Oklahoma in a night of Mardi Gras fun! New Hope Oklahoma strives to end generational incarceration,...

Cost: TBD

Where:
The Bond Event Center
608 E 3rd St
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Cocktails, dinner and program;  silent and live auctions followed by a Casino and dancing.

Cost: $200 per person, sponsorships available

Where:
The Mayo Hotel
115 W. 5th Street
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: Tulsa CASA, Inc.
Telephone: 918-584-2272
Contact Name: Paula McKay
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Support youth leaders emerging from Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Tulsa. Each candidate is competing for higher education scholarships. Our goal is for youth leader to be a winner and advance with...

Cost: $50 Individual Tickets and Sponsor Levels

Where:
Global Learning Center at ORU
7777 S Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, OK  74171
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Sponsor: The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Tulsa
Telephone: 918-587-7801
Contact Name: Samantha Knappen
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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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6-10:30 p.m. Southern Hills Country Club, 2636 E. 61st Street. The 2019 Lunar New Year Gala at Southern Hills Country Club will be an elegant evening of candlelight, fine dining, children’s party...

Cost: $150, individual tickets; $1,000-$25,000, sponsorships.

Where:
Southern Hills Country Club
2636 E. 61st Street
Tulsa, OK  74136
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Sponsor: Dillon International
Telephone: 918-748-5613
Contact Name: Marcia Graham
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COOKING UP COMPASSION FACT SHEET ABOUT THE EVENT:  Long time donors Margo and Kent Dunbar are Honorary Chairs for the event. Now in its fourteenth year, Cooking Up Compassion raises funds for the...

Cost: $250

Where:
Tulsa Ballroom at the Cox Business Center
3rd & Houston
Tulsa
Tulsa, OK  74135
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Sponsor: Catholic Charities
Telephone: 918-508-7115
Contact Name: Jennifer Allen
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Winterset is an annual formal event of the Osteopathic Founders Foundation which brings together the osteopathic profession and their community partners to benefit projects which improve the health...

Cost: $300

Where:
Hyatt Regency Tulsa
100 E 2nd St
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: Osteopathic Founders Foundation
Telephone: 918-551-7300
Contact Name: Michele Caine
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Sunday in the Park with George follows painter Georges Seurat in the months leading up to the completion of his most famous painting, "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte." Consumed...

Cost: $25.00 for adults, $22.50 for students & seniors with ID

Where:
Tulsa Performing Arts Center
110 E. 2nd St.
Tulsa, OK  74103
View map »


Sponsor: American Theatre Company
Telephone: (918) 747-9494
Contact Name: Meghan Hurley
Website »

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Art film meets dance at Oklahoma Dance Film Festival

This year's program features more than 20 films from around the world, presented on Sunday at the Central Library.

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2.4: #KnopeLife — Anna America

Anna America took the helm at Tulsa’s Parks and Recreation department in the fall of 2018, but she is certainly no stranger to life in the public eye.

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7 strategies to help you make the A-LIST

The competition is tough for small businesses on our annual readers' choice survey, but a few smart strategies can help you get ahead.

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“Sunday in the Park” is no walk in the park

American Theatre Company prepares for the Oklahoma premiere of the very technically challenging “Sunday in the Park with George,” Feb. 15-24

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2.3: Get that “Woo!” — Tom Basler

A conversation with dueling piano phenom Tom Basler about his many reinventions, both personal and professional.

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