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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Joys To The World 4th Summer Camp Enriching the quality of life for young adults with multiple disabilities. WHAT TO EXPECT Summer Camp is designed to meet the needs of students with...

Cost: $100/week; $400/4weeks; $30/day

Where:
Tulsa Hills Church
840 W. 81st Street
Tulsa, OK  74132
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Sponsor: Joys to the World, Inc.
Telephone: 918-282-3191
Contact Name: Jenny Ramnath
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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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It is time to hit the greens to support the 20th Annual Boys & Girls Club Charity Golf Tournament. Bring your golf buddies in support of Tulsa area youth. Join us for a great day of golf for a...

Cost: Sponsors start at $1,200

Where:
Tulsa Country Club
701 N Union Aveue
Tulsa, OK  74127
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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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Where:
Tulsa Country Club
701 N Union Ave
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Sponsor: The Salvation Army
Contact Name: Dj Morrow Ingram

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The tournament will be an 18-hole, 4-person scramble format. Morning Flight shotgun at 8 am and Afternoon flight shotgun at 1 pm. All participants are invited to use the practice facilities prior...

Cost: first sponsor level $1,250

Where:
Tulsa Country Club
701 N. Union Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Sponsor: The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Tulsa
Telephone: 918-587-7801
Contact Name: Samantha Knappen, Special Events Manager
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Children's Summer Camp is a week full of games, crafts, field trips and more for deaf and hard-of-hearing children and their siblings.   

Cost: $65 - deaf and hard of hearing; $75 for siblings

Where:
TSHA
8740 E. 11th Street
Tulsa, OK  74112
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Sponsor: TSHA
Telephone: 019-832-8742
Contact Name: Diana Emerson
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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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Sharklahoma is a collaboration between the Oklahoma Aquarium and the Jenks Chamber of Commerce to celebrate our community and its local businesses, while also raising awareness about the ecological...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Oklahoma Aquarium
, OK


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Featuring more than seventy works by French and European masters such as Degas, Manet, Monet, Rousseau and Van Gogh, this exhibition celebrates Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon’s extraordinary gift...

Cost: $15

Where:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Telephone: (405) 236-3100
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Joys To The World 4th Summer Camp Enriching the quality of life for young adults with multiple disabilities. WHAT TO EXPECT Summer Camp is designed to meet the needs of students with...

Cost: $100/week; $400/4weeks; $30/day

Where:
Tulsa Hills Church
840 W. 81st Street
Tulsa, OK  74132
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Sponsor: Joys to the World, Inc.
Telephone: 918-282-3191
Contact Name: Jenny Ramnath
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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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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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Children's Summer Camp is a week full of games, crafts, field trips and more for deaf and hard-of-hearing children and their siblings.   

Cost: $65 - deaf and hard of hearing; $75 for siblings

Where:
TSHA
8740 E. 11th Street
Tulsa, OK  74112
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Sponsor: TSHA
Telephone: 019-832-8742
Contact Name: Diana Emerson
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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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Sharklahoma is a collaboration between the Oklahoma Aquarium and the Jenks Chamber of Commerce to celebrate our community and its local businesses, while also raising awareness about the ecological...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Oklahoma Aquarium
, OK


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Featuring more than seventy works by French and European masters such as Degas, Manet, Monet, Rousseau and Van Gogh, this exhibition celebrates Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon’s extraordinary gift...

Cost: $15

Where:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Telephone: (405) 236-3100
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Five local women artist have come together for a show at The Hive in Jenks to benefit Tulsa Girls Art School. SPECIAL ARTIST HOURS SATURDAY JULY 20TH 11:00-3:00. Regular gallery hours mon.-fri....

Cost: Free

Where:
The Hive Gallery
115 South 1st Street
Jenks, OK  74037
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Sponsor: Toni Perry Studois
Telephone: 918-671-9210
Contact Name: Toni Perry

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Joys To The World 4th Summer Camp Enriching the quality of life for young adults with multiple disabilities. WHAT TO EXPECT Summer Camp is designed to meet the needs of students with...

Cost: $100/week; $400/4weeks; $30/day

Where:
Tulsa Hills Church
840 W. 81st Street
Tulsa, OK  74132
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Sponsor: Joys to the World, Inc.
Telephone: 918-282-3191
Contact Name: Jenny Ramnath
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Living Arts of Tulsa, in partnership with Guthrie Green, is hosting Tulsa’s annual Day of the Dead Festival on November 1, 2019, 5:00 – 11:00 PM. Día de Los Muertos (Day of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Living Arts of Tulsa
307 East Reconciliation Way
Tulsa, OK  74120
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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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Children's Summer Camp is a week full of games, crafts, field trips and more for deaf and hard-of-hearing children and their siblings.   

Cost: $65 - deaf and hard of hearing; $75 for siblings

Where:
TSHA
8740 E. 11th Street
Tulsa, OK  74112
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Sponsor: TSHA
Telephone: 019-832-8742
Contact Name: Diana Emerson
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Sharklahoma is a collaboration between the Oklahoma Aquarium and the Jenks Chamber of Commerce to celebrate our community and its local businesses, while also raising awareness about the ecological...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Oklahoma Aquarium
, OK


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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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Featuring more than seventy works by French and European masters such as Degas, Manet, Monet, Rousseau and Van Gogh, this exhibition celebrates Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon’s extraordinary gift...

Cost: $15

Where:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Telephone: (405) 236-3100
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Joys To The World 4th Summer Camp Enriching the quality of life for young adults with multiple disabilities. WHAT TO EXPECT Summer Camp is designed to meet the needs of students with...

Cost: $100/week; $400/4weeks; $30/day

Where:
Tulsa Hills Church
840 W. 81st Street
Tulsa, OK  74132
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Sponsor: Joys to the World, Inc.
Telephone: 918-282-3191
Contact Name: Jenny Ramnath
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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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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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Children's Summer Camp is a week full of games, crafts, field trips and more for deaf and hard-of-hearing children and their siblings.   

Cost: $65 - deaf and hard of hearing; $75 for siblings

Where:
TSHA
8740 E. 11th Street
Tulsa, OK  74112
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Sponsor: TSHA
Telephone: 019-832-8742
Contact Name: Diana Emerson
Website »

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Featuring more than seventy works by French and European masters such as Degas, Manet, Monet, Rousseau and Van Gogh, this exhibition celebrates Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon’s extraordinary gift...

Cost: $15

Where:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
View map »


Telephone: (405) 236-3100
Website »

More information

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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Sharklahoma is a collaboration between the Oklahoma Aquarium and the Jenks Chamber of Commerce to celebrate our community and its local businesses, while also raising awareness about the ecological...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Oklahoma Aquarium
, OK


Website »

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Joys To The World 4th Summer Camp Enriching the quality of life for young adults with multiple disabilities. WHAT TO EXPECT Summer Camp is designed to meet the needs of students with...

Cost: $100/week; $400/4weeks; $30/day

Where:
Tulsa Hills Church
840 W. 81st Street
Tulsa, OK  74132
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Sponsor: Joys to the World, Inc.
Telephone: 918-282-3191
Contact Name: Jenny Ramnath
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Love's Third Thursdays are special, creating the perfect opportunity to mingle at the Museum with friends, experience something new, and enjoy the Museum’s latest exhibitions. From 5...

Cost: $12

Where:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Sponsor: Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Telephone: (405) 236-3100
Contact Name: Becky Weintz
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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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Children's Summer Camp is a week full of games, crafts, field trips and more for deaf and hard-of-hearing children and their siblings.   

Cost: $65 - deaf and hard of hearing; $75 for siblings

Where:
TSHA
8740 E. 11th Street
Tulsa, OK  74112
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Sponsor: TSHA
Telephone: 019-832-8742
Contact Name: Diana Emerson
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Sharklahoma is a collaboration between the Oklahoma Aquarium and the Jenks Chamber of Commerce to celebrate our community and its local businesses, while also raising awareness about the ecological...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Oklahoma Aquarium
, OK


Website »

More information

Featuring more than seventy works by French and European masters such as Degas, Manet, Monet, Rousseau and Van Gogh, this exhibition celebrates Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon’s extraordinary gift...

Cost: $15

Where:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
View map »


Telephone: (405) 236-3100
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: Tulsa Community College
Telephone: 918-595-7339
Contact Name: Cindy Armstrong

More information

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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Accepting: batteries (rechargeable and single use) plastic grocery bags personal paper documents for shredding * Residential only, no businesses please Plastic grocery bags will...

Cost: Free

Where:
Expo Square Exchange Center
4145 E. 21st St.
*drive through along East side of building
Tulsa, OK  74114
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Sponsor: The Metropolitan Environmental Trust
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Featuring more than seventy works by French and European masters such as Degas, Manet, Monet, Rousseau and Van Gogh, this exhibition celebrates Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon’s extraordinary gift...

Cost: $15

Where:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
View map »


Telephone: (405) 236-3100
Website »

More information

Sharklahoma is a collaboration between the Oklahoma Aquarium and the Jenks Chamber of Commerce to celebrate our community and its local businesses, while also raising awareness about the ecological...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Oklahoma Aquarium
, OK


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Free event with motivational speaking and resources for financial advisement and social support. We will use this event to fellowship and build bonds and create a strong sister circle.

Cost: Free

Where:
Woodward Park
2435 S Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK  74114
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RSVP is excited to announce our annual gala! Let's twist again down memory land and the spectacular 60's!!!  During the night, be prepared to dine on delicious food and dance to a...

Cost: 125.00

Where:
River Spirit Casino
8330 Riverside Drive
Tulsa, OK  74135
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Sponsor: RSVP of Tulsa, Inc.
Telephone: 918.280.8656
Contact Name: Annette Poston
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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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Remember attending those summer family reunions as a kid? Have you become the weird uncle you always avoided or the “crazy cat-lady” aunt that enjoys pinching cheeks? If...

Cost: 8.00

Where:
pH Community House
306 South Phoenix Avenue
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Sponsor: Laughing Matter Improv
Contact Name: Jerry Henderson
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Where:
Tulsa Rugby Pitch
37th Street and Riverside Drive
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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