A-LIST 2018: Editors' Picks

Our editors got in on the fun, too. We called out our picks for Dine Local, Fun, Services, Shop Local and Head to Toe.



A lot of people and a lot of opinions make up Tulsa. But, one thing is for sure: It’s home, and we can’t deny our love for it.

The following pages are the results of the 2018 A-LIST readers’ choice voting. Readers named their favorite businesses in 100 categories. The top five winners in each category are listed, with exceptions made when a tie occurred.

Our editors got in on the fun, too. We called out our picks for Dine Local, Fun, Services, Shop Local and Head to Toe

 

Dine Local

Nibbles, beverages and dishes the editors can’t get enough of

 

Georgia Brooks

7 Terrific Taco Joints

Los Primos
1028 N. Sheridan Road
918-836-1121

Elote
514 S. Boston Ave.
elotetulsa.com

Tacos Don Francisco
4008 E. 11th St.
facebook.com/tacosdonfrancisco1

Mr. Nice Guys
111 E. M.B. Brady St.
mrniceguystulsa.com

Calaveras Mexican Grill
2326 E. Admiral Blvd.
facebook.com/calaverastulsa

Mi Cocina
1342 E. 15th St.
micocinarestaurants.com

Tacos San Pedro
1402 N. Harvard Ave.
918-835-0033

 

Most Clever Restaurant Name

I Don’t Care Bar and Grill
11015 E. 590 Road, Catoosa; idontcarebarandgrill.com

 

Most giggle-inducing drink order

Ediblend Superfood Cafe’s “Sexy Yowza” made-to-order blend,
2050 Utica Square; 10115 S. Sheridan Road, Suite C; ediblend.com

 

Where the ambiance is as good as the food

Amelia’s Wood Fired Cuisine
122 N. Boston Ave., amelias.us

Amelia's

 

Best new pizza

Prairie Fire Pie’s meatball pizza — a taste sensation.
1303 E. 15th St., prairiefirepie.com

Prairie Fire Pie's Meatball Pizza

 

Best new thing I didn’t know I wanted

Lone Wolf’s soft serve ice cream at its downtown location. Rotating weekly flavors that we can’t lick enough: toasted marshmallow and salted caramel. 203 E. Archer St., lonewolftulsa.com

Lone Wolf Soft Serve

 

Best vegetarian and vegan options

Chimera’s menu bursts with veg-friendly options, starting at breakfast with the Twinster’s Vegan Plate. It’s a tofu scramble with mushrooms, potato and adzuki strips over arugula and adorned with avocado. You can’t go wrong with their take on grilled cheese, the Monsieur Fromage, for lunch. 212 N. Main St., chimeratulsa.com

Ice cream lovers rejoice! Rose Rock Microcreamery always has four vegan options in its case. 502 E. Third St., Unit 35; roserockcreamery.com

Ri Lê’s has been around for more than 30 years. It’s dedication to flavor and freshness — and no doubt its dedicated vegetarian section on its menu — has kept customers coming back. 4932 E. 91st St., 918-496-2126

Robust salads, perfect pita sandwiches and succulent smoothies have been a mainstay at Big Al’s Healthy Food for 40 years. 3303 E. 15th St., 918-744-5085

 

Successful sips

Polo Grill has been culinary couture since 1983. The Utica Square mainstay is known for its impeccable service, flavorful fare and extensive wine list. The restaurant’s wine inventory totals more than 22,000 bottles and 1,100 labels. 2038 Utica Square, pologrill.com

 

The Rooftop

Drink with a view: Some of our favorite spots to sip at sunset

Open Container
502 E. Third St., Unit 39
opencontainertulsa.com

The Penthouse Bar at the Mayo Hotel
115 W. Fifth St.
themayohotel.com/dining

In the Raw South
6151 S. Sheridan Road
intherawsushi.com

The Rooftop
214 S. Main St., Broken Arrow
scarpa-rc.com

 

Best appetizers

Bodean’s salmon pate and crostinis, 3376 E. 51st St., bodean.net

Tableside guacamole (or bacon guacamole!) from Bravos Mexican Grill, 4532 E. 51st St., 8010 E. 106th St., bravosmexicangroup.com

Smoke. Woodfire Grill’s bacon jam, 1542 E. 15th St., smokewoodfiregrill.com

Andolini’s Pizzeria garlic knots, 1552 E. 15th St.; 500 Riverwalk Terrace, Suite 100, Jenks; 222 S. Main St., Broken Arrow; 12140 E. 96th St. N., Owasso; andopizza.com

 

Sweets and Cream

Sweet sandwiches

There are no lack of ice cream options in Tulsa, but Sweets and Cream at 1114 S. Yale Ave. is special. It might be the kindness of the staff or affordability of the treat. To us, it is the simplicity of DIY ice cream sandwiches combined with the endless options. Try mint-chocolate chip ice cream between two chocolate-chocolate chip cookies, or vanilla inside lemon and strawberry cookies. sweetsandcream.com

 

Worth the wait

Torchy’s Tacos: The line’s long, but the tacos are legendary. 3330 S. Peoria Ave., torchystacos.com

 

Georgia Brooks

Best use of cheese 

Bakeshop’s ooey-gooey grilled cheese sandwich made with fresh sourdough bread. Find it at the new Mother Road Market, 1124 S. Lewis Ave, when it opens this summer. bakeshoptulsa.com

Cheese Whiz never tasted so good. Phat Philly’s does it classic PA-style with its cheesesteak sandwiches. 1305 S. Peoria Ave., phatphillys.com

Don’t be a dip. Dip into cheesy goodness at The Melting Pot. 300 Riverwalk Terrace, Suite 190, Jenks; meltingpot.com

The Brook’s cheese fries are legendary … and delicious. 3401 S. Peoria Ave., 7727 E. 91st St., brookrestaurant.com

 

Decor for the win

Tally’s Good Food Cafe takes Tulsans on a trip down memory lane as they eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. All the classic diner favorites are served, with neon and vintage vibes courtesy of Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe.

6100 S. Sheridan Road, 1102 S. Yale Ave., tallyscafe.com

 

Bucket-List Meals

Burn Co.

Burn Co.’s baby back ribs, grilled potato salad, and mac and cheese.
1738 S. Boston Ave.; 500 Riverwalk Terrace, Suite 135, Jenks burnbbq.com

Chicken fried steak, smothered in creamy gravy, courtesy of The Bros. Houligan
4848 S. Yale Ave., 2508 E. 15th St. broshouligan.com

Prime dry-aged rib-eye steak cooked to perfection at Fleming’s Steakhouse.
1976 Utica Square, flemingssteakhouse.com

 

Favorite Cheap Eats

Golden Gate Express
2620 S. Harvard Ave., goldengatetulsa.com

QT Kitchens
multiple locations, quiktrip.com

Burger night every Wednesday at McNellie’s
7031 S. Zurich Ave., 409 E. First St., mcnellies.com

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Shop Local

Editors dish on their favorite finds.

 

Editors' Pick: For all things stationary, check out The Inviting Place in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

All things stationery

The Inviting Place
3525 S. Harvard Ave.
invitingplace.com

 

Find your next heirloom

Buying quality furniture is an investment. Big box accessories come and go, but quality pieces are passed down through generations. Many would find an Ethan Allen stamp on their most cherished pieces. Tulsans can shop the 86-year-old brand at Castleberry’s Ethan Allen, locally owned and operated by the Castleberry family for decades. The shop, located at 6006 S. Sheridan Road, boasts a showroom of timeless pieces with a modern spin. Plus, their design team is second to none. 6006 S. Sheridan Road, ethanallen.com

Find your next heirloom // Buying quality furniture is an investment. Big box accessories come and go, but quality pieces are passed down through generations. Many would find an Ethan Allen stamp on their most cherished pieces.  Tulsans can shop the 86-year-old brand at Castleberry’s Ethan Allen, locally owned and operated by the  Castleberry family for decades. The shop, located at 6006 S. Sheridan Road, boasts a showroom of timeless pieces with a modern spin. Plus, their design team is second to none. 6006 S. Sheridan Road,  ethanallen.com

 

 

Where to get framed

Ziegler Art and Frame
6 N. Lewis Ave.
zieglerart.com

 

Don't Worry, Be Yonce // Joe Staskal is a potter, painter and sculptor whose FatCityClay mugs boast a collection of one-liners. The painted and stamped hand-thrown mugs are made in Tulsa. You’ve likely seen Staskal at the Tulsa Farmers’ Market. He has been a vendor there for 19 years. We love “Mug life,” “Namaste bitches,” “Tulsa AF” and various other Okie themes. The Nest also carries Staskal’s line, like the one pictured. 918-855-1632

A mug to love

Joe Staskal is a potter, painter and sculptor whose FatCityClay mugs boast a collection of one-liners. The painted and stamped hand-thrown mugs are made in Tulsa. You’ve likely seen Staskal at the Tulsa Farmers’ Market. He has been a vendor there for 19 years. We love “Mug life,” “Namaste bitches,” “Tulsa AF” and various other Okie themes. The Nest also carries Staskal’s line, like the one pictured. 918-855-1632

 

Archer Building

The right stuff

The old Archer Building along East Archer Street between North Detroit Avenue and Martin Luther King Blvd. is the “new kid on the block” when it comes to downtown revitalization. The building underwent millions of dollars in renovations thanks to the George Kaiser Family Foundation, and is now home to some of the hippest digs in downtown. Magic City Books, Lone Wolf, Press, Made are open on the ground floor, with artist studios filling the top level. A board game cafe, Shuffles, will soon join the lineup.

 

Where to get registered

On A Whim
9146 S. Yale Ave.
shopatonawhim.com

 

Most curiosity-inducing store

The Hussar, 6029 S. Sheridan Road, sells military miniatures, military history books, diorama supplies and much more. www.thehussar.com

 

Best local source for kilim pillows

Jo and June
2313 E. Admiral Place
joandjune.com

 

5 date-worthy shopping destinations

With a helpful staff, these five shops help us in our time of need — whether we’re prepping for a dinner date or a romantic weekend getaway.

5 date-worthy shopping destinations in Tulsa // With a helpful staff, these five shops help us in our time of need — whether we’re prepping for a dinner date or a romantic weekend getaway. Pictured, Posh.

Posh
1701 S. Boston Ave. 
poshtulsa.com

Donna’s Fashions
10051 S. Yale Ave.
donnasfashions.com

Amaranth Collection
8007 S. Sheridan Road, Unit G
amaranthcollection.com

On the Corner
106 S. Main St., Broken Arrow
918-872-1301

J. Spencer
8303 S. Memorial Drive;
1722 Utica Square;
870 Hillside Drive, Broken Arrow
shopjspencer.com

 

Favorite longtime shop

Margo’s
2058 Utica Square
themargoshop.com

 

Houseplant heroes

These local shops are keeping our offices and homes stocked with live plants that provide a dash of color and good ol’ oxygen.

Houseplant heroes // These Tulsa shops are keeping our offices and homes stocked with live plants that provide a dash of color and good ol’ oxygen.

Retro Den
1216 S. Harvard Ave.
retrodentulsa.com

Southwood Landscape and Garden Center
9025 S. Lewis Ave.
southwoodgardencenter.com

Ted and Debbie’s Flower Garden
3901 S. Harvard Ave.
tedanddebbiesflowers.com

Cohlmia’s
1502 S. Cincinnati Place
cohlmia.com

 

Georgia Brooks

Customizing queens

There are plenty of furniture options in the Tulsa market, but where do we go when we want something customized for our home? Luxe Furniture and Design’s staff take customers through the steps of designing custom home furnishings to match any style or existing pieces. The locally owned store at 9922 Riverside Parkway is a mecca for the design inclined and a refuge for those in need of help. luxetulsa.com

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Head to Toe

Treat yourself with these editors’ picks.

 

Georgia Brooks

Healthiest way to get glowing: Slate Organic Tanning

Sun-kissed, beach-vacay skin: Good! Skin cancer and premature aging: Bad! Slate can transform even the pastiest among us into bronze goddesses, just in time for summer. With its brown-sugar derived formula, Slate delivers an airbrush tan that looks natural, and never orange. 3638 S. Peoria Ave., 918-992-5192, slatetulsa.com

 

Best salon experience for the littles: Kuts for Kids

Best salon experience for the littles // Mr. Will of Kuts for Kids is a legend among Tulsa parents. He can convince even the wiggliest toddler to hold still for a haircut, and he’s fast. His brightly colored salon offers kids their choice of vehicle — car, firetruck or motorcycle — to sit on while getting their “ears lowered.” 8122 S. Lewis Ave., # A; 4936 W. Kenosha St., Broken Arrow. facebook.com/kuts4kidzbywill

Mr. Will of Kuts for Kids is a legend among Tulsa parents. He can convince even the wiggliest toddler to hold still for a haircut, and he’s fast. His brightly colored salon offers kids their choice of vehicle — car, firetruck or motorcycle — to sit on while getting their “ears lowered.” 8122 S. Lewis Ave., # A; 4936 W. Kenosha St., Broken Arrow. www.facebook.com/Kuts4kidsBA/

 

The most fun you can have at -220 degrees

Here’s where to find cryotherapy, which safely uses liquid nitrogen to cool a user’s skin and environmental temperature. Proponents say health benefits include reducing inflammation and increasing circulation.

CryoMed Clinic
4785 E. 91st St., Ste. B; cryomedclinic.com

Cryo in Motion
a portable cryosauna based at Oklahoma Fit, 820 W. Main St., Jenks; cryoinmotion.com

Recover
three locations in midtown, south Tulsa and Broken Arrow; recovertherapy.com

 

Men’s pick for pampering: Elephant in the Room

Members of this locally owned men’s salon receive a monthly haircut and treatments such as a scalp massage and a hot towel treatment. An Xbox room makes this salon feel part man cave, part zen oasis. Three locations, eitrlounge.com

 

Bombdiggity! These Tulsa-made bath bombs will ruin you for all other brands. Throw one in the tub and watch your worries fizz away. They’re kid friendly and use natural products. Find Bombdiggity at select local retailers or at bombdiggityok.com.

Favorite fragrant fizzies: Bombdiggity

These Tulsa-made bath bombs will ruin you for all other brands. Throw one in the tub and watch your worries fizz away. They’re kid friendly and use natural products. Find Bombdiggity at select local retailers or at bombdiggityok.com.

 

For real results: BA Med Spa and Weight Loss Center

When exercise, diet and determination just aren’t getting you the results you want, the specialists at BA Med Spa know what to do. A consultation might direct you to some of the most innovative techniques known today, like CoolSculpting. 510 N. Elm Place, Broken Arrow; baweightspa.com

 

Best way to rejoin the conversation: The Hearing Doctor

Are your conversations a rendition of “Huh?” or “What?” Perhaps it’s time to talk to an audiologist who can help you rejoin the conversation. The Hearing Doctor, Dr. Brandy Vowell, urges those with hearing issues to schedule an appointment. It’s the first step toward better communication with the people you love most. Don’t miss out on your grandchild’s laugh anymore. 521 E. Main St., Jenks; thehearingdr.com

 

Best reason to give up waxing: Best Threading Place

Threading is a method of hair removal that has been used for centuries in Eastern countries. A skilled technician, like Best Threading Place owner Sandy Patel, twists cotton thread rapidly over a row of hairs, removing them quickly and by the root. It’s (mostly) pain free and perfect for facial areas. The shop is clean, quiet, affordable and quick — everything you want in a salon experience. 731 W. New Orleans St., Broken Arrow; facebook.com/bestthreadingplace

 

3 feet treats

Drop into Sole Massage’s new Center 1 location (pictured) for a seated foot massage with organic massage cream and optional essential oils, 3509 S. Peoria Ave., Suite 200; solemassagetulsa.com

The Elemental Nature Pedicure at Ihloff Salon and Day Spa isn’t your regular pedi. An additional massage, exfoliation and foot masque bring your feet back into balance. Three area locations, ihloffspa.com

More than a foot soak, the Ion Detox Foot Bath at Emerge Medical and Well Spa is said to pull out toxins and restore the body to optimal health. 9124 S. Sheridan Road, emergemedicaldayspa.com

 

Where to train up

Fleet Feet Sports

5968 S. Yale Ave.;
418 E. Second St.;
303 S. Main St., Broken Arrow
fleetfeettulsa.com

Where to tone up

Studione
525 S. Main St., Suite 101
studionetulsa.com

 

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Services

Editors divulge who they call when in need.

 

Georgia Brooks

Easy way to win dog mom of the year

Groomingdales Pet Salon
8162 S. Harvard Ave.
918-492-5959

 

Relive the past

Gone are the days of VHS. But what do you do with all those home movies and tapes of important family events? Take your VHS tapes to Video Revolution. A/V experts will digitize your tapes to DVD. 7030 S. Lewis Ave., videorevolution.com

 

11th hour saviors

Your computer crashed, and your presentation is tomorrow morning. Who you gonna call? Mobile Macsters. 4817 S. Peoria Ave., Suite A; mobilemacsters.com

 

Find your best color: House of Colour

Should you avoid or embrace the color blue? Oklahoma’s House of Colour consultant, Tulsan Crystal Smith, helps clients determine which colors make their eyes pop and their skin dazzle. A color analysis and makeup session uncover which shades are right for you. An optional personal style consultation helps clients match a new wardrobe to their color recommendations.
crystal.smith@houseofcolour.com, 918-740-4246

 

Girls just want to have fun, not be made to feel stupid

Besides having one of the catchiest local jingles, Robertson Tire is King of the Road when it comes to service. Several of us ladies have taken our cars in for service or repair and felt like the friendly folks at Robertson weren’t trying to haggle with us or make us feel like we’re road hazards. Plus, they just do a good job. What more can you ask? 14 stores across metro Tulsa, robertson-tire.com

 

These 4 Tulsa shops do more than just sell us great merchandise. They generously save us from gift wrapping. That’s service!

Complimentary gift wrapping

These local shops do more than just sell us great merchandise. They generously save us from gift wrapping. That’s service!

Ribbons
3525 S. Peoria Ave.
facebook.com/ribbonsonpeoria

Summer Snow Gifts and Decor
4111 S. Harvard Ave.
summersnowgifts.com

Kiddlestix Toys
3815 S. Harvard Ave.
kiddlestixtoys.com

The Perfect Touch
4932 E. 91st St.
perfecttouchgiftstore.com

 

Car Care

With these businesses, your vehicle is sure to sparkle and shine from the inside out.

EcoGreen Mobile Detailing uses nonabrasive, environmentally friendly products to detail your vehicle. The best part? They come to you. ecogreentulsa.com

Rocket Lube and Wash has friendly staff, gives a comprehensive clean and has a gift shop to peruse while you wait. 4529 S. Peoria Ave., rocketlube.net

 

Gentleman’s agreement

Sure, Travers Mahan is known for exquisite men’s apparel and casual attire. But it’s more than just the name brands that has kept customers returning for decades. It’s the service. From complimentary beverages and snacks to a rose for your darling on Valentine’s Day, the service at Travers Mahan  harkens back to a familiar time. 8146 S. Lewis Ave., traversmahanapparel.com

Sure, Travers Mahan is known for exquisite men’s apparel and casual attire. But it’s more than just the name brands that has kept customers returning for decades. It’s the service. From complimentary beverages and snacks to a rose for your darling on Valentine’s Day, the service at Travers Mahan harkens back to a familiar time. 8146 S. Lewis Ave., traversmahanapparel.com

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Fun For All

The editors name their faves.

 

Our summer ‘must’ list

Fair Meadows

Live horse racing June 7-July 28; family-friendly fun. 4145 E. 21st St., exposquare.com/fairmeadows

Tulsa Geoscience Center

An appointment-only museum in the middle of downtown Tulsa. 610 S. Main St., Suite 200; tulsageosciencecenter.org

Tulsa Zoo

A summer isn’t complete without a trip to Tulsa’s award-winning zoo. 6421 E. 36th St. N., tulsazoo.org

Sno-cone from Josh’s Sno Shack

A cool-down treat that comes in 20 exclusive flavors, plus dozens more. Multiple locations, joshssnoshack.com

Folds of Honor FreedomFest

Celebrate America with the largest fireworks display in the area. 2100 S. Jackson Ave., riverparks.org/freedomfest

Folds of Honor FreedomFest Celebrate America with the largest fireworks display in the area. 2100 S. Jackson Ave., riverparks.org/freedomfest

 

Inexpensive, yet educational

In Tulsa, we’re lucky to have Gilcrease Museum and Philbrook Museum of Art, both with free weekend events that boost our culture quotient. Philbrook’s Second Saturdays boast free admission and themed kid’s activities, including a fantastic LEGO exhibit. Funday Sunday at Gilcrease is the third Sunday of the month. The family-friendly event includes art-making stations with teaching artists. Gilcrease Museum: 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Road, gilcrease.org | Philbrook Museum of Art: 2727 S. Rockford Road, philbrook.org

 

 

Favorite daytrips

Get out of town and discover the great state of Oklahoma. These daytrip destinations are easy jaunts from Tulsa and offer a
little something for everyone.

Georgia Brooks

Sequoyah State Park

1 hour southeast of Tulsa near Hulbert

Tallgrass Prairie Preserve/Pawhuska/The Pioneer Woman’s Mercantile

1 hour northwest of Tulsa in Osage County

Tahlequah

1.5 hours east of Tulsa

Grand Lake

1.5 hours northeast of Tulsa

Talimena Scenic Drive

3.5-hour drive from Tulsa to Mena, Arkansas

 

Best temporary art display

“Prairie Schooners” by Patrick Dougherty at the Chapman Centennial Green, East Sixth and South Main streets. The whimsical structures will remain until March 2019.

“Prairie Schooners” by Patrick Dougherty  at the Chapman Centennial Green, East Sixth and South Main streets. The whimsical structures will  remain until March 2019.

 

Best behind-the-scenes art

Get a first-hand look at artist studios in The Refinery at Tulsa Artist Fellowship, 109 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., tulsaartistfellowship.org

 

#Tulsa never looked so good

Grab your friends and your phone. Here are some great Instagram-worthy spots around T-Town.

Civic Center courtyard mural (as you enter Cox Business Center via parking garage), 100 Civic Center, coxcentertulsa.com

The white block walls near The Vault, 620 S. Cincinnati Ave., vaulttulsa.com

The greenhouse at Tulsa Garden Center is filled with succulents and other tropical plants, 2435 S. Peoria Ave., tulsagardencenter.com

Soundpony’s women’s restroom with its graffiti-laden walls and dramatic lighting, 409 N. Main St., thesoundpony.com

The Boxyard’s shipping container shops have a modern, industrial vibe, 502 E. Third St., tulsaboxyard.com

The shops at Center One provides a minimalist backdrop on Brookside, East 35th Street and South Peoria Avenue, center1tulsa.com

 

Our favorite feline: The CASHnip Kitty

Strolling down East Third Street, you’ll see folks passing dollar bills through the doors of GuRuStu. The dollar bills attract CASHnip Kitty, who resides inside the marketing company offices. Donations are collected and donated to the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless. So far, CASHnip Kitty has donated $3,507.09 to the nonprofit. 628 E. Third St.

Strolling down East Third Street, you’ll see folks passing dollar bills through the doors of GuRuStu. The dollar bills attract CASHnip Kitty, who resides inside the marketing company offices. Donations are collected and donated to the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless. So far, CASHnip Kitty has donated $3,507.09 to the nonprofit. 628 E. Third St.

 

Paw-casso perfection: Project pet

Our fur babies deserve the royal treatment — a portrait, that is! Pinot’s  Palette offers Project Pet, a class specifically designed to help you paint Fido. Instructors help with tips and tricks to painting perfection. 1621 E. 15th St.; 212 S. Main St., Broken Arrow; 300 River- walk Terrace, Suite 160, Jenks;  pinotspalette.com

Our fur babies deserve the royal treatment — a portrait, that is! Pinot’s Palette offers Project Pet, a class specifically designed to help you paint Fido. Instructors help with tips and tricks to painting perfection. 1621 E. 15th St.; 212 S. Main St., Broken Arrow; 300 Riverwalk Terrace, Suite 160, Jenks; pinotspalette.com

 

Places we miss

Discoveryland

Since it closed in 2011, we’ve been itching to go back. Nothing says the Sooner State more than a live performance of “Oklahoma!” under the stars. Rumors have swirled about its revival, but nothing official has surfaced.

Petty’s Fine Foods

In 2016, the doors to the third-generation business closed for good. Gone are its impeccable customer service, easy grab-and-go commodities and its neighborhood appeal.

Miss Jackson’s

The three-story department store, its high-end fashions and its warm customer service hearkened back to yesteryear.

The colors of Tulsa

Tulsa is a vibrant city. Just check out the plethora of murals that have cropped up all over town.

East 25th Street and South Harvard Avenue

A scissortail flycatcher and Indian Blanket wildflower cover the Harvard Square shopping center’s north façade.

East 25th Street and South Harvard Avenue: A scissortail flycatcher and Indian Blanket wildflower cover the Harvard Square shopping center’s north façade.

 

Hader’s Gonna Hade

Tucked behind Two Guys Bowties at East Sixth Street and South Peoria Avenue is a mural dedicated to showman and Tulsa native Bill Hader.

Hader’s Gonna Hade: Tucked behind Two Guys Bowties at East Sixth Street and South Peoria Avenue is a mural dedicated to showman and Tulsa native Bill Hader.

 

Soul City Gastropub

The gastropub and music venue at 1621 E. 11th St. exudes its cool on its façade. tulsasoul.com

Soul City Gastropub: The gastropub and music venue at 1621 E. 11th St. exudes its cool on its façade. tulsasoul.com

 

First Street Flea/Gateway building

Home of the original Habit Mural Festival, numerous murals and tags adorn the multi-purpose building at 860 E. Admiral Blvd.

 

The original Tulsa flags

Tulsa’s mural craze dates back to 1984, when artist Jim Corlett painted 17 colorful flags across from the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

 

Toys

The mural says it all. Kiddlestix Toy Store’s colorful mural displays the energy inside Tulsa’s toy store at 3815 S. Harvard Ave. kiddlestixtoys.com

Toys! The mural says it all. Kiddlestix Toy Store’s colorful mural displays the energy inside Tulsa’s toy store at 3815 S. Harvard Ave. kiddlestixtoys.com

 

3CG

Habit created a collage dedicated to one of Tulsa’s most famous products, Hanson. Located outside their studio at 209 N. Main St. 3cgrecords.com

 

Pearl District Revival

Reinvention is the theme of the massive mural on the Tulsa Beef and Provision Building at 1537 E. Seventh St.

Pearl District Revival: Reinvention is the theme of the massive mural on the Tulsa Beef and Provision Building at 1537 E. Seventh St.

 

Culture comes to TIA

The Tulsa International Airport has a dose of color and whimsy in its wall of murals at the departure terminal. tulsaairports.com

 

Love equality

Celebrating all forms of love and unity, this adorns the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center at 621 E. Fourth St. okeq.org

 

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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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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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 It's baseball time in Tulsa! Come and support the Golden Eagles on their road to the NCAA 2019 championship. All children ages 13 and under, accompanied by an adult, will be allowed in to all...

Cost: 7-14

Where:
J.L. JOHNSON STADIUM
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK  74137
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L.A. born, Dallas-based funk rock artist Stone Mecca will be performing live at the Soundpony Bar, Tulsa OK. As a psychedelic blues-rock artist and guitarist, Stone Mecca combines his love of...

Cost: Free Show

Where:
Soundpony Bar
401 N. Main Street
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Tulsa Cyber Summit 2019 welcomes information executives, system administrators, and cyber security innovators for three days exploration into the latest cyber security challenges and strategies,...

Cost: See website

Where:
Hyatt Regency – downtown Tulsa
100 E. 2nd St.
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: The University of Tulsa and the George Kaiser Family Foundation
Telephone: 918-631-3730
Contact Name: Gail Ellis
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Men and women from across the American West played critical roles — both “over there” and on the home front — in helping the Allies win World War I. The American Expeditionary Force (AEF)...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

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

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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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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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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Think you can’t do something? Think again! All workshops are from 12 to 12:45 p.m. on Mondays in the Center for Creativity. All supplies provided. No workshop March 18.

Cost: Free and 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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Magi 4 Christ Campers meet each Monday at 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM. At 4241 S. 37th W. Ave., Tulsa, OK. 74107.  We are a Christian group of camping enthusiasts. We are family friendly. Meeting...

Cost: Donations only

Where:
Hope House
4241 S. 37th W. Ave.
South Door Activity Center
Tulsa, OK  74107
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Sponsor: Magi 4 Christ Campers
Telephone: 918-906-0564
Contact Name: Dorothy Brown

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Tulsa Cyber Summit 2019 welcomes information executives, system administrators, and cyber security innovators for three days exploration into the latest cyber security challenges and strategies,...

Cost: See website

Where:
Hyatt Regency – downtown Tulsa
100 E. 2nd St.
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: The University of Tulsa and the George Kaiser Family Foundation
Telephone: 918-631-3730
Contact Name: Gail Ellis
Website »

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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

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

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
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WHAT: Spring 2019 Lunch and Learn Partnership Series with Tulsa Master Gardeners and Tulsa City County Central Library. Bring your lunch and learn from Tulsa Master Gardeners. WHO: Tulsa Master...

Cost: Free

Where:
Central Library
400 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK
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Sponsor: Tulsa Master Gardeners
Telephone: 918-746-3701
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 It's baseball time in Tulsa! Come and support the Golden Eagles on their road to the NCAA 2019 championship. All children ages 13 and under, accompanied by an adult, will be allowed in to all...

Cost: 7-14

Where:
J.L. JOHNSON STADIUM
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK  74137
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Website »

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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
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 »

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
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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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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
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Still Struggling with CPAP? Get relief with Upper Airway Stimulation therapy. Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) therapy is a breakthrough sleep apnea treatment that works inside your body with your...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Laureate Conference Center
6655 Yale Avenue
Tulsa, OK  74136
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Telephone: 763-235-6727
Contact Name: Erin Anderson
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Unwind with an evening in the Garden! Experience the vibrant colors and intoxicating fragrances as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocuses blossom! Each week will feature different local artists...

Cost: FREE for Garden members; $8 for ages 13+; $4 for ages 3–12. 2 & under 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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Still Struggling with CPAP? Get relief with Upper Airway Stimulation therapy. Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) therapy is a breakthrough sleep apnea treatment that works inside your body with your...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Laureate Conference Center
6655 Yale Avenue
Tulsa, OK  74136
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Telephone: 763-235-6727
Contact Name: Erin Anderson
Website »

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Calling all Jousters, Wenches, Wizards and Peasants! Let it be known on the 28th day, the 4th Thursday, of the 1st month of spring in the 19th year of the 2nd millennium a journey shall commence....

Cost: $10 General Admission / $15 Bistro Seating

Where:
Lynn Ruiggs Theatre / OkEq
621 East 4th St.
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: Oklahomans for Equality / Pat Hobbs
Telephone: 918-637-25866
Contact Name: Pat Hobbs
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Garage sale hosted by the youth students of God's Church.  All of the money goes to support youth ministries and activities.  Come find your treasure at God's Church.

Cost: Free

Where:
God's Church
1301 S Canton Ave
Tulsa, OK  74112
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Sponsor: God's Church
Contact Name: Randy Alley

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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

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

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

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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Learn about finishing your bachelor's degree at this free, informational conference. You'll learn about degree programs, transfer options and other opportunities at OSU-Tulsa. Guests are...

Cost: Free

Where:
OSU-Tulsa
700 N. Greenwood Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74106
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Orange Peel Tulsa at the historic Cain’s Ballroom will feature country music star Pat Green with Owasso native Allie Colleen. Proceeds from the event will support scholarships for Tulsa-area...

Cost: $35

Where:
Cain's Ballroom
423 N Main
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: Tulsa OSU Alumni Chapter
Telephone: 405-744-5368
Contact Name: Amber Hinkle
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 It's baseball time in Tulsa! Come and support the Golden Eagles on their road to the NCAA 2019 championship. All children ages 13 and under, accompanied by an adult, will be allowed in to all...

Cost: 7-14

Where:
J.L. JOHNSON STADIUM
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK  74137
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Website »

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An Evening Honoring 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees and celebrating the 80th Anniversary of Will Rogers High School.  The evening will feature cocktails, dinner and a Silent Auction.  2019...

Cost: $80.00/person inclusive

Where:
DoubleTree Hotel Downtown
616 West Seventh Street
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Sponsor: Will Rogers High School Community Foundation
Telephone: 918-495-0742
Contact Name: Beth Abdo Dennis
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This is a class to learn some techniques in polymer clay. Polymer clay is an oven-bake medium that bakes into strong and functional art. March's class, Tiny Treats, will take place on March 30th,...

Cost: 30

Where:
ahha Tulsa
101 E Archer St,
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: Tiny Things by Bowen
Contact Name: Sarah Bowen
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Garage sale hosted by the youth students of God's Church.  All of the money goes to support youth ministries and activities.  Come find your treasure at God's Church.

Cost: Free

Where:
God's Church
1301 S Canton Ave
Tulsa, OK  74112
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Sponsor: God's Church
Contact Name: Randy Alley

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This course provides an overview of the history of beer, brewing process, styles, beer tasting, beer and food pairing, and the industry behind the business of beer. The knowledge gained from...

Cost: $50

Where:
OSU-Tulsa
700 N. Greenwood Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74106
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Sponsor: OSU-Tulsa
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St. John and Ascension will host a Medical Mission at Home event on Saturday, March 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eastland Baptist Church Family Center.  Medical Mission at Home events aim to...

Cost: Free of charge

Where:
Eastland Baptist Church Family Center
12929 E. 21st Street
Tulsa, OK  74134
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Sponsor: St. John Health System and Ascension
Telephone: 918-744-2404
Contact Name: Stephanie Farris
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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

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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Hear ye Hear Ye Hear Ye, by Royal Proclamation of his Majesty King James V High King of Scotland, your presence is requested at His Majesties' Spring Festival.  His Majesty has ordered all...

Cost: $2-$7

Where:
Park Hills Motel and RV Park
438415 US-60
Vinita, OK  74301
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Sponsor: Williams Entertainment
Telephone: 918-244-1887
Contact Name: Kittye Williams
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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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 It's baseball time in Tulsa! Come and support the Golden Eagles on their road to the NCAA 2019 championship. All children ages 13 and under, accompanied by an adult, will be allowed in to all...

Cost: 7-14

Where:
J.L. JOHNSON STADIUM
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK  74137
View map »


Website »

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Join us for Carnivale Rio, "The Best Party in Town," and revel in fine dining, lively dancing and unmatched surprises at Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa. Although...

Cost: Sponsorship levels begin at $5,000. See website for more sponsor information.

Where:
Cox Business Center - Downtown Tulsa
100 Civic Center
Tulsa
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: Mental Health Association Oklahoma
Telephone: 918-382-2410
Contact Name: Lisa Turner
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Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to see Sweet Randi Love and The Love Thang Band at their Album Release performance! This will be one incredible show. Blues, R&B, Funk Band! High electricity...

Cost: $15.00

Where:
Studio 308
308 S Lansing Ave
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: Studio 308
Telephone: 918-638-8464
Contact Name: Paddy Harwell
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