Agenda: November 2014
November’s can’t-miss events
A line forms at the Lone Wolf Banh Mi food truck during a summertime Food Truck Wednesday at Guthrie Green.
Thirty of Tulsa’s well-loved food trucks will roll into the Blue Dome District from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Nov. 8, for a festival of mobile treats and cold beer set to live, local music. The third annual Eat Street Tulsa capitalizes on the city’s food truck frenzy popularized by Food Truck Wednesdays at Guthrie Green. Kids will enjoy the event’s family-friendly activities, including face painting, inflatables and a sidewalk chalk art station. Admission is free. Visit the Eat Street Tulsa Facebook page for more information.
More Can't-Miss Events
11/7-9 Wizard World TulsaComic Con
Comic Con is internationally known as a who’s-who of pop culture celebrities, and the 2014 Tulsa show — the first in the city for event promoter Wizard World — is no exception.
Actors slated to appear include Norman Reedus of “The Walking Dead”; William Shatner of “Star Trek”; Eliza Dushku of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”; and Ralph Macchio of “Karate Kid” and “The Outsiders,” set and filmed in Tulsa. Well-known comics artists and writers, including “The Simpsons” animator Phil Ortiz, also will make the stop in Tulsa.
Comic Con is a favorite of “cosplayers” — fans young and old in costume as their favorite pop culture characters — who wander the convention floor posing for photos. The people-watching alone should be worth the ticket price.
The show is located at Cox Business Center, 100 Civic Center. Admission is $35, Friday; $45, Saturday; and $40, Sunday. Celebrity autographs and photo ops and VIP packages are available for additional fees. For show hours and more information, visit www.wizardworld.com/home-tulsa.html.
11/16 “The Lost Elephant” with the Tulsa Symphony
Elmer the Elephant is missing, but the zookeeper is determined to find him. The Tulsa Children’s Museum presents a family-friendly performance by comedic mime Dan Kamin and the Tulsa Symphony that will conjure a jungle of animals to teach children about classical music.
An author and internationally touring performer, Kamin trained Robert Downey Jr. for his Oscar-nominated performance in the 1992 film “Chaplin” and created physical comedy routines for Johnny Depp’s role in the 1993 film “Benny and Joon.”
After “The Lost Elephant,” Kamin and conductor Ron Spigelman will answer audience questions, and Tulsa Symphony musicians will guide children in an “instrument petting zoo.”
The performance begins at 3 p.m., in the Chapman Music Hall at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 101 E. Third St. Tickets are $10 with a $1 discount for Discovery Lab, Tulsa Zoo or Tulsa Symphony members. Children 3 and under may sit on a paying adult’s lap for free. Call 918-596-7111 or visit www.tulsapac.com.
11/19-22 Kids’ World International Festival
This international affair in Tulsa’s own backyard is no small world after all. Students, teachers and families visiting the Kids’ World International Festival will learn about 40 cultures in what has been called Oklahoma’s largest classroom.
The Tulsa Global Alliance organizes Kids’ World every other year “to promote understanding and peace by creating an inspiring, entertaining and educational international children’s event that increases tolerance and appreciation of all cultures,” according to the organization’s website.
More than 13,000 people visited the 2012 festival; 65 percent were children, including many on field trips, according to event organizers. Teachers reported the festival’s live performances, international cuisine and hands-on activities — spread across 80 booths — expanded their students’ knowledge of culture and the world.
The festival is open 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday; and 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday; at the Exchange Center at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St. Admission is free. Visit www.tulsaglobalalliance.org or contact Pat Kroblin, firstname.lastname@example.org.