Five things to see and do in T-Town
Where to spend your time in March.
Have a ball
1 Hey, football fans. Head to the BOK Center this month to watch the Tulsa Talons take on the Lexington, Ky., Horsemen in the Talons’ first game of the 2009 season, and in their state-of-the-art new home.
Coached by Mitch Allner, the March 28 game is the first ever between the two teams. The Talons were the 2007 champions of the arenafootball2 league.
Season tickets run from $105-$521; individual tickets are $12-$70.
7 p.m. BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave. Call 294-1000 or visit www.tulsatalons.com.
Dig, dig, dig … paint, paint, paint
2 It’s time to roll up your sleeves, grab a hoe, shovel or paint roller and get busy on the garden or house. Need some fresh ideas before you tackle that first spring chore?
You’ll find plenty at the Tulsa Home Builders Association’s annual Home and Garden Show at Expo Square March 12-15.
Launched in 1949, and the first new-products show in the nation, the THBA event is one of the largest consumer shows, run entirely by a volunteer committee.
5-9 p.m., Thursday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday, Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday. QuikTrip Center, Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St. Various prices. Call 744-1113 or 663-5820, or visit www.exposquare.com or www.tulsahba.com.
Meet a classic
3 While channel surfing, you hear background music on a commercial and think, “Where have I heard that song before?”
It might be from Carl Orff’s 1930s-era cantata, “Carmina Burana.”
Signature Symphony, Signature Symphony Chorus, Tulsa Children’s Chorus and Youth Chorale and Bartlesville Choral Society present Orff’s composition March 28 for Signature Symphony’s final Classics concert of the season.
8 p.m. VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education, 10300 E. 81st St. Various prices. Call 595-7777 or visit www.signaturesymphonyatTCC.org.
On the run
4 The weather is getting warmer, so lace up your running shoes and participate in the 27th annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run March 14.
Benefiting Special Olympics Oklahoma, the race attracts more than 2,000 runners and has a tradition of kicking off the Oklahoma running season.
The St. Patrick’s Day Run also serves as the first leg of Tulsa Public Schools’ Triple Crown series, which promotes fitness and health among its students. The top three schools with the most registered runners receive $500, $300 and $200, respectively.
8:30 a.m., 1-mile fun run; 9 a.m., Special Olympics Exhibition Run; 9:15 a.m., 5-kilometer run. 4320 S. Peoria Ave. Entry deadline, March 4. Call 481-1234 or visit www.sook.org.
5 If you are ready to party, buy your tickets now for Mental Health Association in Tulsa’s Carnivale March 28.
Performers from Las Vegas and Chicago will be entertaining the crowd, and don’t be surprised if you end up dancing with one of them.
“Carnivale is a reason to party,” MHAT Executive Director Michael Brose says. “We are creating homes where 287 Tulsans suffering from mental illness can become an active part of the community. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?”
6:30 p.m. Donald W. Reynolds Center, 3208 E. Eighth St. Tickets, $250; sponsorships, $750-$50,000. Call Ashley Heider, 382-2409; e-mail email@example.com; or visit www.mhat.org.