Still fabulous at 40

The Tulsa Performing Arts Center enters its fifth decade of bringing culture to Tulsans.



It’s no secret that the arts bring people together. And no one knows that better than John Scott, director of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, who has been at the helm of the prominent arts organization for 30 of its 40 years.

As the center prepares for its 40th anniversary celebration on March 12, Scott reflects on the impact the PAC has provided to Tulsa and the region over the past four decades. 

“Long before oil barons brought wealth and fame to the region, we defined ourselves as a cultural city,” Scott says. “And because of the vision of civic leaders years ago, we have this amazing facility that allows our legacy of cultured sophistication to continue.”

To celebrate this historic milestone, the PAC Trust is presenting a gala performance on March 12 at 7 p.m. The concert will feature jazz vocalist Jane Monheit with Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Nicholas Payton and the Tulsa Symphony. 

“But we actually started celebrating last July,” Scott says. “With the launch of the 2016-2017 season, every arts organization was asked to designate at least of one of their performances as a “40th Anniversary Celebration” show. 

The Tulsa PAC opened its doors in March 1977. Constructed with what was then a unique combination of public and private funds, the PAC is owned and operated by the City of Tulsa. 

“The center was originally intended to provide a modern facility to house local, nonprofit performing arts organizations,” Scott says. “Today, many local arts organizations still utilize the facility, but we also bring in shows from regional and national groups.” 

Public funds for building the PAC were provided by a 1973 bond issue. To encourage approval, civic leaders John H. Williams and Leta Chapman posed a challenge to Tulsa citizens. If citizens would vote to fund half of the total cost of a new performing arts center, Williams and Chapman would raise a matching amount in private dollars. 

Led by Mayor Robert J. LaFortune, the campaign was a success as voters overwhelmingly approved the challenge and the Tulsa Performing Art Center (nicknamed “Everyone’s Place”) held its first concert on March 19, 1977, featuring the Tulsa Philharmonic and jazz great Ella Fitzgerald. 

Since that inaugural concert, the Tulsa PAC has undergone many changes. 

“Over the years, our staff has always endeavored to keep the PAC equipped with the latest and best in theater technology,” Scott says. “Patron comfort has been a priority since day one, and we have made many non-visible improvements such as computerized tickets and online ticket purchasing. We were also one of the first arts centers in the country to establish our own website.” 

The facility also underwent a major retrofit in the early 1990s to help the PAC become more accessible to people with disabilities. In 2000, the PAC completed an expansion that included an additional studio theater, a large reception hall and an additional suite of restrooms. 

The PAC will also receive a makeover during the upcoming summer months. The lobbies of Chapman Music Hall on East Third Street and the other lobbies on East Second Street will receive new carpet, paint, wall coverings, lighting and signage. 

“For the first time since the building opened in 1977, all these public spaces will have a cohesive appearance,” Scott says. 

John Scott

Looking ahead to the next 40 years, the Tulsa PAC is actively working to engage younger audiences. 

“In this day and age, engaging younger audiences is all about social media,” Scott says. “Younger theatergoers are constantly monitoring the world around them on electronic devices through various social media platforms.”

Scott and his team are working to attract younger patrons more directly by presenting a constant flow of information through social media outlets and encouraging two-way communication. 

“Younger audiences are the ticket buyers of tomorrow,” he says. “We want to hear about the programs they want to come to the PAC, and we work closely with all our clients to improve our collective reach in this area.” 

In addition to the 40th Anniversary Gala Concert, the PAC offers several more performances to complete its anniversary season. 

During the month of April, patrons can look forward to dance troupe Black Grace, the musical “Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage” and Tulsa Symphony’s rendition of “A German Requiem” by Johannes Brahms and more. 

May brings Theatre Tulsa’s production of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” the Tulsa premiere of the Broadway smash “Something Rotten!” and Tulsa Opera’s “Tosca.”

The season closes with the Tulsa Ballet’s “The Snow Queen,” Celebrity Attraction’s presentation of the children’s classic “Matilda The Musical,” Tulsa Project Theatre’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors” and the popular SummerStage Festival. 

“The arts have a profound impact on all facets of a community,” Scott says.  “We look forward to contributing to Tulsa’s quality of life for many generations to come.”

 

From world-class ballet to a stimulating lecture series and everything in between, here are organizations that perform at the PAC: 

Tulsa Opera • Tulsa Ballet • Tulsa Symphony • Theatre Tulsa • American Theater Co.

Theatre North • Tulsa Town Hall • Chamber Music Tulsa • Choregus Productions

Theatre Pops • Tulsa Project Theatre • Celebrity Attractions

 

Lights, camera, action!

The Tulsa PAC 40th Anniversary Concert. March 12, 7 p.m. Jane Monheit with Special Guest Nicholas Payton and the Tulsa Symphony. Chapman Music Hall. Tickets are $25, $40, $55 and $90. The $90 VIP ticket price includes prime seating and a post-show reception with the performers. 

 

From New York to Los Angeles — the biggest acts to land in T-Town

The Stars

• Ella Fitzgerald, inaugural performance at the PAC in 1977

• Luciano Pavarotti, 1981

• Itzhak Perlman, 1994

• Andre Watts, 1989

• Beverly Sills, 2016

• Joshua Bell, 2016

• Michael Buble’, 2006

• Jerry Seinfeld, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2014

• Chris Botti, 2007, 2017

• Cathy Rigby, 2005

• Tony Bennett, 2013, 2015

• Steve Martin, 2011

• David Sedaris, 2016, 2009, 2014,

• Kelli O’Hara, 2016

• Judy Collins, 2016

 

The Shows

• “The Phantom of the Opera” Set the all-time attendance record of 94,588 with the five-week run in 1996

• “The Book of Mormon”

• “Wicked”

• “Disney’s The Lion King” 

• “Jersey Boys”

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Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Sponsor: Tulsa Botanic Garden
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Opening to the public on Thursday, Nov. 16, the 110th anniversary of Oklahoma statehood, “The Art of Oklahoma” celebrates the Museum’s outstanding and...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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This marks the first time this remarkable collection has been exhibited internationally. OKCMOA will present some of the most important works from the Victoria and Albert’s outstanding...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival, Arthouse 18 presents the quintessential photo exhibit of this groundbreaking rock festival. The photographs are from the...

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Where:
Zarrow Center for Art & Education
124 East M.B. Brady Street
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Telephone: 918-631-4400
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This photographic journey shines a bright light on true game-changers who had something poignant, meaningful and often prophetic to say – people who pondered, practiced, processed and...

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Where:
Zarrow Center for Art & Education
124 East M.B. Brady Street
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Telephone: 918-631-4400
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In this exhibition, 108 | Contemporary will feature Oklahoma artist members by hosting a juried survey of their work. Included pieces will be constructed from fiber, wood, ceramics, metal, and...

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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Contact improv is about choices, listening, sharing and generosity. It is a partner dance form based on the physical principles of touch, momentum, shared weight, and most quintessentially -...

Cost: $18.75 or $15 with punch card

Where:
Fly Loft studio 3
117 N Boston
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Lefty's On Greenwood
10 N Greenwood Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Cabin Creek
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Fassler Hall
304 S Elgin Ave
Tulsa, 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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Osage Casino Tulsa - NINE18 Bar
951 W 36th St N
Tulsa, OK
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The Oklahoma Music Educators Association presents concerts featuring their Honor Band, All-State chorus, and All-State instrumental ensemble.

Cost: $18

Where:
Chapman Music Hall, Tulsa PAC
110 E 2nd St
Tulsa, OK
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Centennial Lounge at VFW Post 577
1109 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $13-$54

Where:
BOK Center
200 S Denver Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Bistro at Seville
10021 S Yale Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Blackbird on Pearl
1336 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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Crystal Skull
1005 S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Wyld Hawgz
6151 E 31st St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $13-$54

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BOK Center
200 S Denver Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Philbrook Downtown hosts a special conversation with guest curator Colin Tuis Nesbit on the New/Now show, which features works by Tulsa Artist Fellows. The show will feature behind-the-scenes...

Cost: $20

Where:
Philbrook Downtown
116 E M.B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - Volcano Stage
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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The Run
3141 E Skelly Dr
Tulsa, OK
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The Starlite
1902 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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The Max Retropub
114 S Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK
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The Hunt Club
224 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

Where:
The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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This marks the first time this remarkable collection has been exhibited internationally. OKCMOA will present some of the most important works from the Victoria and Albert’s outstanding...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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For only January and February - four-legged family members can join you for a walk at the Botanic Garden - Fridays and Saturdays in January and February only.  Dogs must be on a leash (no...

Cost: FREE for Garden members and member dogs; Regular admission for non-members and $

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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This marks the first time this remarkable collection has been exhibited internationally. OKCMOA will present some of the most important works from the Victoria and Albert’s outstanding...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Website »

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Opening to the public on Thursday, Nov. 16, the 110th anniversary of Oklahoma statehood, “The Art of Oklahoma” celebrates the Museum’s outstanding and...

Cost: Free with admission

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


Website »

More information

This photographic journey shines a bright light on true game-changers who had something poignant, meaningful and often prophetic to say – people who pondered, practiced, processed and...

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Where:
Zarrow Center for Art & Education
124 East M.B. Brady Street
Tulsa, OK  74103
View map »


Telephone: 918-631-4400
Website »

More information

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival, Arthouse 18 presents the quintessential photo exhibit of this groundbreaking rock festival. The photographs are from the...

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Where:
Zarrow Center for Art & Education
124 East M.B. Brady Street
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Telephone: 918-631-4400
Website »

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All children ages 13 and under, accompanied by an adult, will be allowed in to all 2017-18 ORU Athletics ticketed sports. ALL KIDS – IT’S FREE! is strictly a promotion. These tickets have no...

Cost: $12, $17, $22

Where:
Mabee Center
7777 S Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74171
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Sponsor: Mabee Center
Telephone: 918-495-6000
Contact Name: Box Office
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Green up your surroundings in January! Register now for this hands-on workshop where you will create a living art piece (12" x 12") of succulents nestled into a wood frame. You can keep...

Cost: $85 for Garden members; $95 for non-members

Where:
Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Sponsor: Tulsa Botanic Garden
Telephone: 918-289-0330
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In this exhibition, 108 | Contemporary will feature Oklahoma artist members by hosting a juried survey of their work. Included pieces will be constructed from fiber, wood, ceramics, metal, and...

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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Toyland Ball, held every January, is The Parent Child Center of Tulsa’s annual signature fundraising event. This black tie gala with a whimsical theme offers an elegant evening of dinner and...

Cost: $300-$25,000

Where:
Cox Business Center
100 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: The Parent Child Center of Tulsa
Telephone: 918-599-7999
Contact Name: Melody Hughes
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All children ages 13 and under, accompanied by an adult, will be allowed in to all 2017-18 ORU Athletics ticketed sports. ALL KIDS – IT’S FREE! is strictly a promotion. These tickets have no...

Cost: $12, $17, $22

Where:
Mabee Center
7777 S Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74171
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Sponsor: Mabee Center
Telephone: 918-495-6000
Contact Name: Box Office
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Planned Parenthood Great Plains hosts this Women's March after-party, which will feature a Feminist Art Wall where purchases benefit Planned Parenthood.

Where:
Mainline
111 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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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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The Spontaniacs! present “The 2018 Show”.  Yes, it's really here!  The show that's been 2,018 years coming!  Join us now as centuries of anticipation culminate at...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
pH Community House
306 S Phoenix Ave
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Sponsor: The Spontaniacs!
Telephone: 918-521-9345
Contact Name: Eric Peterson
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Where:
El Coyote Manco
2160 S Garnett Rd
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Crystal Skull
1005 S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $20-$35

Where:
Cain's Ballroom
423 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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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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Where:
Magoo's Billiards
5002 S Memorial Dr
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Lot No. 6
1323 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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Lefty's On Greenwood
10 N Greenwood Ave
Tulsa, OK
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C'Yote Club
822 S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Bull and Bear Tavern
5800 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $8

Where:
Mabee Center
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $13-$54

Where:
BOK Center
200 S Denver Ave
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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Cost: $10-$40

Where:
Mabee Center
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $15-$44

Where:
Reynolds Center
3208 E 8th St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $37-$62

Where:
Brady Theater
105 W M.B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK
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Blackbird on Pearl
1336 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Bad Ass Renee's
6373 E 31st St
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - Volcano Stage
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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The Mindfreak unplugged.

Cost: $99-$129

Where:
The Joint at Hard Rock Casino
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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The Quartet in Residence at The University of Delaware, Serafin String Quartet takes its name from master luthier Sanctus Serafin, who in 1728 crafted the violin SSQ violinist Kate Ransom plays.

Where:
Gussman Concert Hall, Lorton Performance Center
550 S Gary Pl
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $35-$55

Where:
River Spirit Casino - Paradise Cove
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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This free event will feature yoga workshops and lectures on alternative forms of medicine, including Reiki, Ayurveda, and herbal health.

Where:
Peace of Mind Books
1401 E 15th St
Tulsa, OK
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The Scottish Club of Tulsa and ScotFest host their annual tribute to the national bard of Scotland, Robert Burns. The event features a haggis dinner, scotch whisky,and readings of Burns' poetry.

Cost: $70-$110

Where:
Wyndham Hotel Tulsa
10918 E 41st St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $15-$44

Where:
Reynolds Center
3208 E 8th St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10-$40

Where:
Mabee Center
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $8

Where:
Mabee Center
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $13-$54

Where:
BOK Center
200 S Denver Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Wyld Hawgz
6151 E 31st St
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
The Hunt Club
224 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
The Fur Shop
520 E 3rd St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

Where:
The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
The Max Retropub
114 S Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
The Pit Stop
816 Sheridan
Tulsa, OK
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The Run
3141 E Skelly Dr
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Osage Casino Tulsa - NINE18 Bar
951 W 36th St N
Tulsa, OK
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