Old charmer vs. new stunner

To build a home or remodel an existing one — that is the question. The answer depends on what you want in a dwelling.



The Sanfords’ renovated kitchen features a custom window seat that adds function to a space that might normally be overlooked, while stainless steel appliances complete the modern remodel.

Do you love your current space but think it needs a facelift? Do you want a home with the charm and character of a past era, or do you want something completely new? Are you up for the challenge of remodeling a home or space you currently occupy? Do you have the imagination and flexibility to work around an existing structure’s bones, or do you want to build to your exact specifications? Do you want to live in an established neighborhood with stately old trees, or are you more of the “blaze new trails” type?

We asked some of Tulsa’s top builders, contractors and designers to weigh in, share their tips and give us the scoop on today’s top trends.

Pros and cons

Remodeling a home can be a valuable investment.

“Most renovations take place in very mature neighborhoods with significant infrastructure, shopping, entertainment and dining, where home values are higher and renovations can easily add to the value of the residence,” says Bill Powers, owner of Powers Design and Build LLC.

On the other hand, building a home from the ground up offers homeowners expanded possibilities when it comes to design and function.

“The advantage of building new is that you are getting the best of today’s newest products, including energy-efficient items, the latest engineered framing products and the latest technology that comes in the form of wiring and planning,” says Adam Curran, builder and owner of Adam W. Curran Homes Inc. “Remodeling can give you some of these items, but a lot of items simply can’t be introduced without a huge cost.”


The kitchen features an island, custom cabinetry with LED undermount lighting and granite countertops.

A tale of two homes

Pat and Julie Sanford bought their midtown Tulsa home five years ago. Built in 1958, the three-story, ranch-style home has a large basement and pool — perfect entertainment spaces for their children and grandchildren. Although the home was outdated, the couple knew they could make it their own.

“It was the perfect house for us except it needed a lot of updating,” Julie says. “We weren’t seeking a home to remodel, but the bones of this house were right for us.”

Over the past five years the Sanfords have remodeled the entire house, including gutting and rebuilding two bathrooms, turning the basement into a game room, replacing carpet with wood floors, painting and landscaping. The final piece of their remodel puzzle — a new and improved kitchen — was completed in January.

“Kitchens, living areas and master suites are the most commonly renovated areas,” Powers says. “The direct benefit is the comfort, convenience and enjoyment for the family. The upgrades will always add value to the residence and improve salability.”

Working with Jim Means and Lynn Knight Jessee of Kitchen Concepts, the Sanfords took their cramped galley kitchen down to its studs and removed two walls to open and expand the space. The new kitchen features travertine tile floors, custom cabinets, undermount LED lighting, a subway tile backsplash, a new island, granite in black pearl, stainless steel appliances and a custom window seat.

“What I advise people to do is talk with a kitchen designer first (before starting construction in a new build or remodel),” Means says. “You need to talk with someone first and ask, ‘Do I want to cook in this kitchen, or do I want to entertain in this kitchen, or do I just want it to be pretty?’ There are a variety of different aspects that we can design into the layout so that you can get what you want. My philosophy is ‘creating kitchens for the way you live.’”

Two years ago Scott and Kim Case moved into their new home, built by Adam Curran, in the Broken Arrow planned community of Berwick on Cedar Ridge. The couple wanted a customized home they could build around their family. Their customizations included a media room with two rows of leather recliners, the latest in audiovisual equipment and a surround sound system, and a beverage and snack bar.

While media rooms have been “hugely popular for some time, we are starting to see some really innovative products become more affordable and accessible,” Curran says. “LED multi-color lighting is a must-have for all my clients, and 3-D projectors are almost standard. It really makes staying in for a movie a real joy.”

The Case home also features a state-of-the-art smart home operating system called Control 4.

“The system controls our security system, lighting, televisions, garage doors, outside cameras, HVAC and door locks,” Scott Case says. “What’s really cool is that it is all controlled from an app on our phones or smart devices.” 

A large granite-topped island with an induction cooktop and 5-foot galley sink anchors the Cases’ new kitchen.Location, location, location

Whether buying new or remodeling an older home, location is always a key factor.

For the Sanfords, midtown was the ideal area to settle.

“I’ve lived in Tulsa all my life, and I like midtown,” Sanford says. “We just think these older homes have so much personality. The neighborhoods are established. As far as convenience, it’s in the middle of town and easy to get anywhere.”

But many, like the Case family, are choosing to make their homes on the perimeter of the city in new, upscale neighborhoods and master-planned communities centered around amenities such as green space and water features, hiking and walking trails, country clubs and community pools.

Living in one of these communities is about more than just the home; it’s a lifestyle. Owasso’s 3,000-acre master-planned community, Stone Canyon, for example, touts its outdoor and nature-centered community as a main appeal.

“Stone Canyon appeals to those who desire a country feeling, yet still (want to be) connected to neighbors and have the convenience to the city,” says Sharon Baker, Stone Canyon’s general manager. “Whether it’s fishing, golfing, running, hiking or just watching nature, there is space to enjoy it, yet jumping on the highway to get to the airport (or) downtown events or running errands is all within a short distance.” 

A home in Stone Canyon comes with access to the recreational stock lake for fishing and boating, a beach area, an amphitheater that hosts sunset concerts, a climbing mound for kids, a labyrinth for an inspirational walk and miles of nature trails.

When building or purchasing a home in a planned community, consider your surroundings and choose a location right for you and your family’s lifestyle.

“I think anyone interested in building a new home should consider the location,” says Steve Surles, marketing director for The Robson Cos. at Forest Ridge. 

“Consider how the neighborhood looks (right) up to the point you select a home site — the amenities within a community, activities that such a community offers, proximity of schools if (you) have children, convenience to major highways and a strong homeowners association to ensure your investment is secure,” Surles says.

Forest Ridge, a master-planned community in Broken Arrow, boasts amenities such as jogging trails, a public restaurant, a pool and fishing lakes.

In many planned communities, buyers have the option to choose their lot and design their custom home. If time is of the essence and you can’t wait the five to eight months to complete construction, many premier builders keep homes under various stages of construction, allowing buyers to purchase something already in progress that can be completed to their personal taste.

Top trends

Whether topping off a remodel or newly built home, most owners are choosing similar finishes in line with today’s trends. Transitional design — a mix of traditional and modern elements — is in vogue.

“Tile is the easiest way to give your home a transitional look,” Curran says. “Implementing that beautiful natural travertine is very traditional, but introducing a crushed glass tile that still has some earth tones really gives that space a nice transitional look.”

Wood floors are a timeless mainstay because they work in any style of home. Ironically, making new wood floors look old is the contemporary application.

“What’s becoming more popular is distressing,” Curran says. “While distressing floors isn’t new, doing a slight distress of the cabinets is becoming very popular. With more and more people wanting to add a touch of modern to their homes, distressing your cabinets and mixing in some fantastic glass tiles really creates an amazing transitional look that has become ever so popular.”

Both the Case and Sanford families chose granite for their countertops. The Cases’ kitchen features an 11-foot-by-12-foot, granite-topped island complete with an induction cooktop and 5-foot galley sink. While granite remains a popular choice, Caesarstone, or engineered quartz, is emerging as a common choice for countertops because it is a greener product, non-porous and easy to clean, according to Means.

When it comes to layout and function, wide-open spaces remain the most popular design request.

“Open-concept ‘media’ kitchens are the most popular remodel in our work,” Powers says. “It brings all aspects of living, eating and entertaining into one space with seating for 10, a 55-inch television, surround sound, lots of counter space, (a) beverage center and great appliances.” 

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Balloons inflate at dawn and dusk. 4-10 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday; 7-8:30 a.m., Sunday.

Cost: Free; $5 parking.

Where:
Broken Arrow Events park
21101 E. 101st St.
Broken Arrow, OK
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Sponsor: Gatesway Foundation
Telephone: 918-259-1491
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Cost: free

Where:
River West Festival Park
2100 S Jackson Ave
Tulsa, OK  74107
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Sponsor: RiverParks
Telephone: 918-596-2008
Contact Name: Ryan Howell
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Sandra Schwinn will talk about the migration of monarch butterflies and the importance of Oklahoma along their migration route. She will share information on what is being learned about the monarch...

Cost: FREE for Garden members; $8 for ages 13+; $4 for ages 3–12; 2 & under are free.

Where:
Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Sponsor: Tulsa Botanic Garden
Telephone: 918-289-0330
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Prepare for a weekend of fun with this classic community event that draws in 40,000+ guests from the local community and across the Midwest! Friday and Saturday evening, enjoy the gorgeous...

Cost: $5 for Parking

Where:
Chisholm Trail South Event Park
21101 E 101st St
Broken Arrow, OK  74014
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Sponsor: Gatesway Foundation, Inc.
Telephone: 918-259-1479
Contact Name: Sarah Frey
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The Fall Kickoff at Inola Christian Church this year is featuring Stars Go Dim LIVE! In addition to that: FREE Bounce Houses! FREE Fireworks Show to follow! Address: 30556 S. 4200 Rd....

Cost: Free

Where:
Inola Christian Church
30556 S 4200 RD
Inola, OK  74036
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Telephone: 918-859-0478
Contact Name: Sam Bein
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The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center will host an exhibition entitled “Digital Divas”, by internationally recognized Sculptor Slim Cook from September 7 to October 2, 2017 with an...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th Street
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Telephone: (918) 743-4297

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we have a special treat for you this month at MAINLINE!  The ever-mysterious Oklahoma artist 'thedirtyfabulous' will thrill us with a new exhibit entitled 'Shunga Superstar /...

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MAINLINE ART BAR
111 n main street
tulsa, OK  74103
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Soundpony
409 N Main St.
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: Free

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Living Arts
307 E. Mathew Brady Street
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Soul City
1621 E. 11th St.
Tulsa, OK
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The Colony
2809 S. Harvard Ave.
Tulsa, OK
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Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame
5 S. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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This music and camping festival on land owned by the family of local guitar great Dustin Pittsley will feature performances by Ian Moore, and many locals, including Wink Burcham, Pilgrim, Jacob...

Cost: $25-$45

Where:
343188 E. 870 Rd.
Chandler, OK
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East Village Bohemian Pizza
818 E. 3rd St.
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $20

Where:
Woody Guthrie Center
102 E M.B. Brady St.
Tulsa, OK
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The Hunt Club
224 N. Main St.
Tulsa, OK
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Casual attire.

Cost: $1,000, teams; $500-$5,000, sponsorships

Where:
Oaks Country Club
6900 S. 49th W. Ave.
Tulsa, OK
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Sponsor: Metro Christian Academy
Telephone: 918-745-9868, ext. 154
Contact Name: Bonnie Polak
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Sept. 18: Learn basic signs from American Sign Language to share with your friends and family so you can communicate without words.

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
McKeon Center for Creativity
910 S. Boston Ave.
TCC Metro Campus
Tulsa, OK  74119
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Sponsor: McKeon Center for Creativity
Telephone: 918-595-7339
Contact Name: Cindy Barton
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The Pulitzer Prize Finalist and author of the instant-classic novel The Snow Child, Ivey will discuss her life, work, and new novel.

Where:
108 Contemporary
108 E. M.B.Brady St.
Tulsa, OK
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The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center will host an exhibition entitled “Digital Divas”, by internationally recognized Sculptor Slim Cook from September 7 to October 2, 2017 with an...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th Street
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
Telephone: (918) 743-4297

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we have a special treat for you this month at MAINLINE!  The ever-mysterious Oklahoma artist 'thedirtyfabulous' will thrill us with a new exhibit entitled 'Shunga Superstar /...

Cost: free

Where:
MAINLINE ART BAR
111 n main street
tulsa, OK  74103
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Telephone: 918-704-3330
Contact Name: katy eagleston

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Yeti
417 N. Main St.
Tulsa, OK
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Hodges Bend
823 E. 3rd St.
Tulsa, OK
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The Colony
2809 S. Harvard Ave.
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5 (pwyc)

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pH Community House
306 S. Phoenix Ave.
Tulsa, OK
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Mercury Lounge
1747 S. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK
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Cain's Ballroom
423 N. Main St.
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: Free

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Living Arts
307 E. Mathew Brady Street
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Tulsa, OK
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Come learn about Tulsa’s favorite non-profit organizations who are recruiting volunteers, like you! From reading with a child to delivering meals to the homebound, find out how you can make a...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
McKeon Center for Creativity
910 S. Boston Ave.
TCC Metro Campus
Tulsa, OK  74119
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Sponsor: McKeon Center for Creativity
Telephone: 918-595-7339
Contact Name: Cindy Barton
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You and one guest are invited to see what Dave & Buster's has to offer for surrounding education needs. We team up with local schools, offering unbeatable fund raising opportunities &...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dave & Buster's of Tulsa
6812 S. 105th E. Ave
HWY 169 | Directly Behind Beat Buy
Tulsa, OK  74133
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Telephone: 918-449-3106
Contact Name: Katrina Mills

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Join us on Tuesday, September 19, at 5:30 p.m. in our dining room as the Culinary team from Cancer Treatment Centers of America shows you how to make treats from the fair with a healthy twist! For...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cancer Treatment Center of America
10109 E. 79th Street
Tulsa, OK  74133
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Join us at this fun, relaxed and informative Conference that is guaranteed to give you a new way to think about making money like never before. The opportunities are virtually limitless! Shark...

Cost: FREE

Where:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa Downtown
616 West Seventh Street, Tulsa, OK 74127
Tulsa, UT  74127
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Sponsor: Like a Shark
Telephone: 385-230-5559
Contact Name: Ethan Prete
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America's Librarian and NPR books commentator Nancy Pearl presents her emotionally riveting debut novel, George and Lizzie,about an unlikely marriage.

Where:
Central Library
400 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK
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The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center will host an exhibition entitled “Digital Divas”, by internationally recognized Sculptor Slim Cook from September 7 to October 2, 2017 with an...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th Street
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
Telephone: (918) 743-4297

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Two Tony-winning Broadway legends perform show-stopping hits.

Cost: $25-$65

Where:
Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center
701 S. Main St.
Broken Arrow, OK
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we have a special treat for you this month at MAINLINE!  The ever-mysterious Oklahoma artist 'thedirtyfabulous' will thrill us with a new exhibit entitled 'Shunga Superstar /...

Cost: free

Where:
MAINLINE ART BAR
111 n main street
tulsa, OK  74103
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Telephone: 918-704-3330
Contact Name: katy eagleston

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Where:
The Colony
2809 S. Harvard Ave.
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame
5 S. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK
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Mercury Lounge
1747 S. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK
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Gypsy Coffee House
303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Tulsa, OK
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Yeti
417 N. Main St.
Tulsa, OK
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In Elizabeth Brown’s “Morphology,” the artist imagines a landscape of drawings and sculptural installations that are inspired by the natural world, but are forged from an array of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Living Arts
307 E. Mathew Brady Street
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: Living Arts
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Soul City
1621 E. 11th St.
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Riffs
777 W. Cherokee St.
Catoosa, OK
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Through the use of glass, beadwork, and fiber, 2016 MacArthur Fellow Joyce Scott and Sonya Clark highlight, challenge, uncover, and discover race, representation, and injustice. The project weaves...

Cost: Free

Where:
108|Contemporary
108 E M.B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: 108|Contemporary
Contact Name: Ellen McGivern

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The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center will host an exhibition entitled “Digital Divas”, by internationally recognized Sculptor Slim Cook from September 7 to October 2, 2017 with an...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th Street
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
Telephone: (918) 743-4297

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we have a special treat for you this month at MAINLINE!  The ever-mysterious Oklahoma artist 'thedirtyfabulous' will thrill us with a new exhibit entitled 'Shunga Superstar /...

Cost: free

Where:
MAINLINE ART BAR
111 n main street
tulsa, OK  74103
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Telephone: 918-704-3330
Contact Name: katy eagleston

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Tom Perotta is the bestselling author of Election and Little Children, both of which were made into critically acclaimed movies, and The Leftovers, which was adapted into an HBO Series.

Where:
Sharp Chapel
800 S Tucker Dr
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $2-$12

Where:
Loony Bin
6808 S Memorial Dr
Tulsa, OK
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In Elizabeth Brown’s “Morphology,” the artist imagines a landscape of drawings and sculptural installations that are inspired by the natural world, but are forged from an array of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Living Arts
307 E. Mathew Brady Street
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: Living Arts
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Where:
Centennial Lounge at VFW Post 577
1109 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

Where:
The Venue Shrine
112 E 18th St
Tulsa, OK
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Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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Through the use of glass, beadwork, and fiber, 2016 MacArthur Fellow Joyce Scott and Sonya Clark highlight, challenge, uncover, and discover race, representation, and injustice. The project weaves...

Cost: Free

Where:
108|Contemporary
108 E M.B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: 108|Contemporary
Contact Name: Ellen McGivern

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Join us Thursday, September 21st for a Backyard Bash featuring games and activities for the entire family, drinks, authentic Tanzanian food from JBFC's newly released "Taste of...

Cost: $10 per person. 2 and under are free

Where:
Spain Ranch
732 E. 116th Street
Jenks, OK  74037
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Sponsor: Janada Batchelor Foundation for Children
Telephone: 918-706-2268
Contact Name: Amanda Winge
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Cookbook and new brand unveiling, family-friendly games, activities, drinks, and food samples from the cookbook Tastes of Tanzania.

Cost: $10, tickets; free, ages 2 and under.

Where:
Spain Ranch
732 E. 116th St.
Jenks, OK
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Sponsor: Janada L. Batchelor Foundation for Children
Telephone: 918-706-2268, ext. 5
Contact Name: Amanda Winge
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The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center will host an exhibition entitled “Digital Divas”, by internationally recognized Sculptor Slim Cook from September 7 to October 2, 2017 with an...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th Street
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
Telephone: (918) 743-4297

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Celebrate International Peace Day by finding your inner peace in a yoga session led by Rachel Calvert beginning at 6pm. All ages can stop in and create a craft using peaceful words and pictures....

Cost: FREE for Garden members; $8 for ages 13+; $4 for ages 3–12; 2 & under are free.

Where:
Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Sponsor: Tulsa Botanic Garden
Telephone: 918-289-0330
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It's back!  The class that everyone asks about and waits for...hearty, warming, comforting soups and stews.  Yes, stew is added to this class just to round things out. ...

Cost: $65.00

Where:
The Girl Can Cook!
315 South Main
Broken Arrow, OK  74012
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Contact Name: Candace Conley
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Cocktail reception, plated dinner and dessert, comedian Jeff Nease, presentation of annual Barry Switzer Award of Excellence, program featuring Special Olympics athletes and guest speakers, and...

Cost: $200, tickets; $2,500-$10,000, sponsorships

Where:
Southern Hills Country Club
2636 E. 61st St.
Tulsa, OK
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Sponsor: Special Olympics Oklahoma
Telephone: 918-481-1234
Contact Name: Derek Cain
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we have a special treat for you this month at MAINLINE!  The ever-mysterious Oklahoma artist 'thedirtyfabulous' will thrill us with a new exhibit entitled 'Shunga Superstar /...

Cost: free

Where:
MAINLINE ART BAR
111 n main street
tulsa, OK  74103
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Telephone: 918-704-3330
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Cost: $39-$59

Where:
Hard Rock Casino - The Joint
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Josey Records
1020 S Rockford Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Shuffles: Board Game Cafe is in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign and is hosting three upcoming gaming events where you can choose from more than 100 games to play. There's Board Game/Astronomy...

Where:
The Boxyard, Fassler Hall, Chimera Cafe
Tulsa, OK


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Hard Rock Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Cabin Creek
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Cost: Free

Where:
Living Arts
307 E. Mathew Brady Street
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sisserou's
107 N Boulder Ave
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Guthrie Green
111 E M.B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK
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Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

Where:
Hurricance Stadium
512 S Delaware Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Created by Jason Boland and the Stragglers and Turnpike Troubadours, this music fest features four stages and performances by Randy Rogers Band, Shinyribs, JD McPherson, Lucero, American Aquarium,...

Cost: $60-$150

Where:
Diamondhead Resort
12081 OK-10
Tahlequah, OK
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Tulsa Ballet is throwing a Block Party with live music, craft beer, food trucks, and more, all just before a performance of Creations in Studio K.

Where:
Tulsa Ballet
1212 E 45th Pl
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $8-$10

Where:
The Vanguard
222 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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The Hunt Club
224 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Through the use of glass, beadwork, and fiber, 2016 MacArthur Fellow Joyce Scott and Sonya Clark highlight, challenge, uncover, and discover race, representation, and injustice. The project weaves...

Cost: Free

Where:
108|Contemporary
108 E M.B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: 108|Contemporary
Contact Name: Ellen McGivern

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The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center will host an exhibition entitled “Digital Divas”, by internationally recognized Sculptor Slim Cook from September 7 to October 2, 2017 with an...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th Street
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
Telephone: (918) 743-4297

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we have a special treat for you this month at MAINLINE!  The ever-mysterious Oklahoma artist 'thedirtyfabulous' will thrill us with a new exhibit entitled 'Shunga Superstar /...

Cost: free

Where:
MAINLINE ART BAR
111 n main street
tulsa, OK  74103
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Telephone: 918-704-3330
Contact Name: katy eagleston

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“CHALK IT UP” An Art festival, begins on September 22nd from 7pm-11pm and continues on Saturday, September 23rd from 10am-7pm.  This is a family event...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rose District
211 S. Main Street
Broken Arrow, OK  74013
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Sponsor: ARTSOK, Regional Arts Alliance of Broken Arrow
Telephone: 918-688-5766
Contact Name: Alisa Inglett
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Tulsa's Funniest Stories - One Night of Hilarity!     Friday, September 22 at 8 PM - 10 PM Want to hear the funniest stories that have been told on our stage the last 4+...

Cost: 10.00

Where:
IDL Ballroom
230 E 1st St
Tulsa, OK
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Sponsor: Ok So Story Slam
Telephone: 918-596-2008
Contact Name: Ryan Howell
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Soundpony
409 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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The Beehive Lounge
2405 E Admiral Blvd
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10

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Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - Volcano Stage
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - LandShark Pool Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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The Hunt Club
224 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Case Soccer Complex
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK
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ORU Aerobics Center
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $8

Where:
Philbrook Museum of Art
2727 S Rockford Rd
Tulsa, OK
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Ok So Story Slam brings back some of the best stories from the last four years.

Cost: $10

Where:
IDL Ballroom
230 E 1st St
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
The Run
3141 E Skelly Drive
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Cabin Creek
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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The time has come for pumpkin everything. Breakfast, lunch, and Pie Night is all pumpkins.

Where:
Antoinette Baking Co
207 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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American Legion Post 308
11328 E Admiral Pl
Tulsa, OK
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In Elizabeth Brown’s “Morphology,” the artist imagines a landscape of drawings and sculptural installations that are inspired by the natural world, but are forged from an array of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Living Arts
307 E. Mathew Brady Street
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: Living Arts
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Cost: $5

Where:
Blackbird On Pearl
1336 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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Centennial Lounge at VFW Post 577
1109 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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Fuel 66
2439 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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George's Pub
108 N 1st St
Jenks, OK
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Fassler Hall
304 S Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Dusty Dog Pub
5107 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $35.50-$55.50

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Chapman Music Hall, Tulsa PAC
110 E 2nd St
Tulsa, OK
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Utopia Bar & Lounge
3508 S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK
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Fed up suburban youths struggle to find their place in a superficial society in the rock opera based on the pop-punk band's Grammy-winning album.

Cost: $30-$32

Where:
John H. Williams Theatre, Tulsa PAC
110 E 2nd St
Tulsa, OK
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Through a series of events, Christine begins to believe her daughter, the seemingly perfect Rhoda, may in fact be a serial killer.

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Muskogee Little Theatre
311 S 3rd St
Muskogee, OK
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Clark Youth Theatre performs the original high school musical, starring Rydell High's class of 1959.

Cost: $10-$13

Where:
Clark Youth Theatre
4825 S Quaker Ave
Tulsa, OK
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A celebration of impermanence, artists compete, creating artworks with chalk on 10'x10' sections of Main Street, B.A.

Where:
The Rose District
Main Street
Broken Arrow, OK
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7:30 a.m., party; 9:30 a.m., walk.

Cost: Free registration, sponsorships available, fundraising encouraged

Where:
Dietler Commons, in front of McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
800 S. Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK
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Sponsor: Alzheimer's Association
Telephone: 918-392-5010
Contact Name: Leeanna Tomah
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  The Farmer’s Market Every Saturday from 8-11:30am until mid-October New live music each week, cooking demonstrations, wine, cheeses, fresh eggs, meats, honey, veggies and...

Cost: free admission

Where:
The Farm Shopping Center
51st & Sheridan
Tulsa, OK  74145
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Sponsor: The Farm Shopping Center
Telephone: 918-622-3860
Contact Name: Shelley Latta
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8:30 a.m., fun run; 9 a.m., 5K and 10K Food trucks, inflatables, music, family-friendly event Sign up at: https://runsignup.com/Race/OK/Catoosa/PortHarborDash  The 5K and 10K...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Tulsa Port of Catoosa
5350 Cimarron Road
Catoosa, OK  74015
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Sponsor: Tulsa Port of Catoosa
Telephone: 918-202-7714
Contact Name: Sheila Shook
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Through the use of glass, beadwork, and fiber, 2016 MacArthur Fellow Joyce Scott and Sonya Clark highlight, challenge, uncover, and discover race, representation, and injustice. The project weaves...

Cost: Free

Where:
108|Contemporary
108 E M.B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: 108|Contemporary
Contact Name: Ellen McGivern

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Masquerade/cosplay event with food, silent auction and Batman-themed activities. Batman or movie character costumes encouraged.

Cost: $15, individuals; $25, couples

Where:
Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Broken Arrow
1400 W. Washington St.
Broken Arrow, OK
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Sponsor: Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs of Broken Arrow
Telephone: 918-406-9341
Contact Name: Sean Henry
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The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center will host an exhibition entitled “Digital Divas”, by internationally recognized Sculptor Slim Cook from September 7 to October 2, 2017 with an...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th Street
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
Telephone: (918) 743-4297

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we have a special treat for you this month at MAINLINE!  The ever-mysterious Oklahoma artist 'thedirtyfabulous' will thrill us with a new exhibit entitled 'Shunga Superstar /...

Cost: free

Where:
MAINLINE ART BAR
111 n main street
tulsa, OK  74103
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Telephone: 918-704-3330
Contact Name: katy eagleston

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The Oklahoma Swing Syndicate (TOSS) hosts a Swing dance and lessons  The Oklahoma Swing Syndicate (TOSS) is the only UNESCO recognized dance organization in Oklahoma.  We are a 501c3...

Cost: $7

Where:
Community Center - South Minister Presby Church
3500 So Peoria
1/2 west of Peoria, on 35pl behind the church
Tulsa, OK  74102
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Sponsor: The Ok Swing Syndicate
Telephone: 918-450-691
Contact Name: Rita Robbins
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BUY EARLY BIRD TICKETS ONLINE NOW - ONLY $12!   Get ready for the LARGEST & MOST ASTOUNDING SHOW OF THE YEAR!! BOOBS, ACROBATS, CLOWNS, SPARKS, STUNTS, TORTURE & PLENTY O' CRAZY...

Cost: 15.00

Where:
The Fur Shop Outdoor Stage
520 E 3rd St
Tulsa, OK  74120
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“CHALK IT UP” An Art festival, begins on September 22nd from 7pm-11pm and continues on Saturday, September 23rd from 10am-7pm.  This is a family event...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rose District
211 S. Main Street
Broken Arrow, OK  74013
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Sponsor: ARTSOK, Regional Arts Alliance of Broken Arrow
Telephone: 918-688-5766
Contact Name: Alisa Inglett
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Come see the beautiful Sundance award-winning documentary "Unrest" for free and learn about this most common unknown illness - Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (Chronic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Circle Cinema
10 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, OK  74104
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Sponsor: Unrest in Tulsa
Contact Name: Melanie Randolph
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Hard Rock Casino - Cabin Creek
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - Volcano Stage
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10-$45

Where:
ONEOK Field
201 N Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK
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At Oklahoma's largest (and grooviest) pet adoption event, find a new friend or bring one for pet contests, microchipping, vendors and services, and live music.

Where:
Riverwalk Crossing
300 Riverwalk Terrace
Jenks, OK
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Signature Symphony performs Peter Boyer's New Beginnings, Prokofiev's Piano Concerto, and Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations with featured pianist Horacio Gutierrez.

Cost: $12-$37

Where:
VanTrease PACE
10300 E 81st St
Tulsa, OK
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Making plans for this weekend? You can't do better than The Drunkard & The Olio at the historic Spotlight Theater. You know you've always wanted to go, and now's your chance. And if...

Cost: Adults $20, kids $12, seniors & military $17

Where:
Spotlight Theater
1381 Riverside Dr.
Tulsa, OK  74127
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A big top couldn't contain this crazy, adults-only circus. See acrobats, trapese artists, burlesque, fifty shades of sideshow, and some freaky clowns.

Cost: $12

Where:
The Fur Shop
520 E 3rd St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $45-$55

Where:
River Spirit Casino - Paradise Cove
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - LandShark Pool Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10

Where:
Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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The Hunt Club
224 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $15-$18

Where:
The Venue Shrine
112 E 18th St
Tulsa, OK
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The Ride Brookside
4133 S Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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