The evolution of a foundation

For 20 years, the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation has supported entrepreneurial efforts. As the LTFF celebrates two decades, it brings two new opportunities to Tulsa’s entrepreneurs.



Kathy Taylor, Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation co-founder and board member, and foundation CEO Elizabeth Frame Ellison inside the current Kitchen 66 space at 907 S. Detroit Ave. In its 20 years, the LTFF has committed $20 million in grants to more than 100 grantees.

The stretch of the famed Route 66 that runs from the University of Tulsa to Peoria Avenue is undergoing a rebirth. Hotels, restaurants and coffee houses dot the central Tulsa thoroughfare.

And another major addition is on the horizon.

In late July, the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation announced the development of Mother Road Market. It’s a $5.5 million project with 17 small shops, a bar, indoor/outdoor seating areas, children’s activities and a demonstration kitchen.

The shops will include tenants of Kitchen 66, a kick-start kitchen incubator program of the LTFF that helps aspiring food businesses by providing affordable commercial kitchen space, business development programs, tailored advice and sales support.

Along with Kitchen 66 tenants, the Market will include a new concept by Andolini’s and a diverse assortment of international food options. More restaurants will be announced in the months leading up to the late spring opening. The Market also will hold offices for the Kitchen 66 program as a whole and the LTFF offices.

Mother Road Market is the latest endeavor for the foundation that is celebrating 20 years of making a difference in Tulsa. To date, the LTFF has committed more than $20 million in grants to more than 100 grantees. To date, Kitchen 66 has graduated more than 60 food entrepreneurs. More than 50 percent of those are women-owned.

According to CEO Elizabeth Frame Ellison, Mother Road Market is the next evolutionary step in what began with the foundation’s development of 36 Degrees North and Kitchen 66.

“In our view, Tulsa is so lucky to have entrepreneurs who are musicians and artists and makers and chefs,” Ellison says. “We thought, ‘Can we serve all entrepreneurs in one space?’

“What I wanted to see was something that was an entrepreneurial research center like 36 Degrees North that also included commercial cooking space and a Fab-Lab type space where people could get everything done. That’s a huge project for Tulsa, so what we did is separate them.”

For nearly two years, 36 Degrees North, which also was founded by the George Kaiser Family Foundation, the Tulsa Regional Chamber and Tulsa Tech, has provided entrepreneurs a workspace that offers meaningful resources and allows people to mingle and share ideas. It’s also the current home of the LTFF.

The past two and a half years have been spent in proof-of-concept/pilot testing for Mother Road Market through Kitchen 66, says Meredith Peebles, COO of the LTFF.

“We’ve learned firsthand the pain points and the biggest challenges for starting a food business in Tulsa,” Peebles says. “Really it was a great test and proof-of-concept for saying there really is a need for food businesses in Tulsa to have something like this.”

The Mother Road Market is a $5.5 million project by the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation. The Market will include 17 shops, a bar, seating areas, children’s activities and a demonstration kitchen at 1124 S. Lewis Ave. // Selser Schaefer Architects

Risky business

Some might question the LTFF’s investment in a major food operation like Mother Road Market. There’s the widespread belief that restaurants are a risky venture, often closing within the first few years of opening. According to a 2014 study, 17 percent of restaurants fail in the first year. The same study states the median lifespan for a restaurant startup with five or fewer employees is 3.75 years.

Ellison has seen the numbers, and the foundation has done its research, visiting similar food markets across the country. Based on its success with Kitchen 66, the LTFF is taking a risk to help more restauranteurs minimize theirs.

“Data shows that people who go through a kitchen incubator program have a drastically reduced risk of failure,” Ellison says. “We will lease the space at a shorter term and lower cost than most brick-and-mortar leases. We have the benefit to give the people a lower-risk opportunity to test their ideas. Since we’re a nonprofit, we have the ability to help the businesses with the marketing and programming side that will bring people into the space.”

Shanese Slaton, the project manager overseeing the development of Mother Road Market, is excited about the endless opportunities for dining options that will allow Tulsans to choose from a wide variety of styles, even if it’s to grab food to prepare a meal at home. It’s another thing that sets the market apart from most restaurant startups.

“Food brings people together. Food is a center point for so many families and communities,” Slaton says. “Kids can get pizza, and the parents can try pho or empanadas. It brings a lot of value to people.

“People may not have the time to stop at the farmers’ market, but they can stop by and get local produce (since it will have more accessible hours). It makes people more aware of where the food comes from and the sourcing. Farm-to-table adds another part to the formula. Bringing all that together creates a lot of magic. It will be fun to see what happens.”

It’s a natural fit for the market to open along the nation’s most famous highway. LTFF co-founder and board member Bill Lobeck spent decades working in the auto industry and continues to be a car enthusiast. “Mother Road Market marries all of our family passions: food, entrepreneurship, Route 66 and, of course, cars,” says former Tulsa mayor Kathy Taylor, LTFF co-founder and board member, who is married to Lobeck.

From a logistical standpoint, Peebles says the market will be in a prime location for consumers of all types. “The location from my perspective isn’t as much Route 66, but where it’s positioned in our community,” she says. “That intersection is bridging TU to downtown. It’s bridging Kendall Whittier to Utica.

“It’s such a melting pot in Tulsa that I think it’s going to be really interesting to see the people from the communities converging over food at this location. There will be college students and people who work at Hillcrest. Artists from Kendall Whittier or people who’ve been shopping at Utica Square.”

Slaton says she’s already looking forward to the future, when she can reminisce about opening the market and then see its lasting legacy. “Ten to 15 years from now, when we look back at what 11th Street has become, and when we are able to say we as the foundation and we as a team have been able to make a difference — that will be so rewarding,” Slaton says.

The past two and a half years have been spent in proof-of-concept/pilot testing for Mother Road Market through Kitchen 66, says LTFF COO Meredith Peebles, pictured here with CEO Elizabeth Frame Ellison.

 

Breaking down financial barriers

Mother Road Market is not the only new venture for the LTFF. In November the foundation will launch a partnership with Kiva, an international nonprofit that lends up to $10,000 to entrepreneurs through crowfunding loans. People can lend to a business of their choice, starting at $25.

Since launching in 2005, Kiva has funded $1 billion in loans to 2.5 million borrowers. Its loans have a 97 percent repayment rate. As part of the partnership, a Kiva representative will be based in Tulsa for three years to help educate potential users on both sides.

For the past four years, the LTFF has released “The State of Entrepreneurship in Tulsa,” which indicates the strengths and the challenges facing Tulsa entrepreneurs. “What we’ve heard year after year is that equal access to capital is really challenging for people,” Peebles says. “Not everyone comes from a background where they’re creditworthy.

Banks often deem individuals with poor credit too risky for financing, but, “we don’t think that should be an obstacle for people to have an opportunity,” Peebles says. “We felt strongly we should help fill the gap, and with Kiva we’re able to do just that.”

Peebles foresees Kiva not only increasing financing opportunities for entrepreneurs, but also helping them build a strong relationship with local donors, who will likely become even more invested in their businesses.

“I think there’s something really powerful about the opportunity for someone in Owasso to learn about a business in north Tulsa and say, ‘I’m going to back you financially, even if it’s $25 or $50. Because I’ve invested in you financially on the front end, now I have a vested interest in the success of your business over the long term,’” Peebles says. “They’re more likely to become a customer or patron. They’ll likely follow you and share what you’re doing on social media. There’s more likely to be a relationship. It’s an interesting opportunity for Tulsans.”

Peebles says both Mother Road Market and Kiva will help create many opportunities for small business owners, which are vitally important to the economic success of Tulsa.

“We know 85 percent of Tulsa’s economy is actually rooted in small businesses,” she says. “It’s not the Williamses or the BOKs that are sustaining Tulsa, it’s the small businesses,” Peebles says. “I’m excited that (the partnership between the market and Kiva) will help that 85 percent sustain our economy.”

 

Focusing in

The mission of the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation has evolved and grown over the past two decades. When Taylor and Lobeck started the foundation originally, it was simply a vehicle for them to give back to their community, primarily through gifts to their alma mater, Taylor says. Then the foundation began working with entrepreneurs.

“Entrepreneurship has always been a passion of ours, and, frankly, a way of life for our family,” Taylor says. “Our business ventures have always been high-risk and entrepreneurial in nature, so we feel like we intimately understand the journey and challenges of an entrepreneur.”

Taylor later expanded the foundation to include the Mayor’s Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award, which morphed into the Tulsa StartUp Cup and later the Tulsa StartUp Series. “Seeing the success of that program was really an inspiration for Elizabeth to then take the helm and expand our mission and offerings,” Taylor says.

Ellison, who joined the LTFF eight years ago, says she had no hesitations going to work for her parents. She shares their passion for creating more opportunities for the city and its citizens, and Taylor says her daughter has helped morph the LTFF into the effective, data-driven organization it is today.

“Prior to Elizabeth’s dedicated time and leadership, we had simply been sponsoring events and providing donations, but had no clear course of action to improve the community,” Taylor says. “Elizabeth brought our board concrete data, a focused vision and plan for action. … I think it’s safe to say we would not have had the impact or scaled to this size without Elizabeth’s dedicated vision.”

The foundation has its hands full with projects, which is how they like it.

“Tulsa is such a special place, and I love our moniker as the most generous city in the United States, and I think it’s so true,” Ellison says. “One of the things I love about Tulsa is how well philanthropists and nonprofits work together.

“Now it’s about Tulsa showcasing what we have to offer to the rest of the region and the rest of the world. We’ve been humble and just stayed the course long enough. Now it’s time to talk about the great things we’re doing for entrepreneurs and community development.”

Adds Taylor, “Big ideas, ranging from food to tech, will continue to grow strong roots in our strong community. I hope our work continues to plant the seeds of a thriving and effective entrepreneurial ecosystem in Tulsa. I believe Tulsa can be and should be the Silicon Valley of the Midwest.”



The Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation will give the 2017 State of Entrepreneurship in Tulsa address from 4-6 p.m. on Nov. 9 at 36 Degrees North, 36 E. Cameron St. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Kitchen 66

Carla Meneses and Fernando Serrano of Que Gusto, a 2016 Kitchen 66 graduate

Kitchen 66 is Tulsa’s kick-start kitchen incubator program that helps aspiring food businesses by providing affordable commercial kitchen space, business development programs, tailored advice and sales support.

More than 60 food entrepreneurs have graduated from the program, including Que Gusto’s Carla Meneses, who started her traditional South American food business to serve her passion for cooking. “I always enjoyed cooking, and that was my way to indulge my loved ones,” Meneses says. “And this is ‘que gusto’: what a pleasure.”

After hearing about Kitchen 66 through a friend, she quickly recognized it was the opportunity she was looking for. Kitchen 66 launched her brand and as a result, Que Gusto will open in its own downtown space soon.

Meneses says customers rave about her empanadas, a stuffed pastry with a variety of filling options, as well as the sweet alfajor, a cookie stuffed with dulce de leche.

 

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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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On Jan 18, Kendra Scott will hold a special event in her Utica Square Store where shoppers can enjoy champagne, wine, non-alcoholic drinks and sweet treats from 5 - 7 p.m.  A portion of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kendra Scott
1842 Utica Square
Tulsa, OK
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Sponsor: LIFE Senior Services
Telephone: 918-664-9000
Contact Name: Emily Fox

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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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Kendra Gives Back Join us for a Kendra Gives Back Event on Thursday, January 18, from 5 - 7 p.m. Enjoys sips, sweets and jewels in an upscale shopping experience. Twenty percent of the proceeds...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Kendra Scott
1842 Utica Square
Tulsa, OK
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Sponsor: LIFE Senior Services
Telephone: 918-664-9000
Contact Name: Emily Fox
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TU's music and discussion series continues with violinists Maureen O'Boyle and Pete Peterson and cellist Lorelei Barton.

Where:
Meinig Recital Hall, Lorton Performance Center
550 S Gary Pl
Tulsa, OK
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Garden CEO Dr. Todd Lasseigne will get you ready for spring with lively and informative talks on the third Thursday of each month. Talks begin at 6 p.m. Free for Garden members; regular admission...

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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Where:
Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Lot No. 6
1323 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $30-$50

Where:
River Spirit Casino - Paradise Cove
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Crow Creek Tavern
3534 S Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Cabin Creek
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Where:
Hard Rock Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Where:
Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $4-$10

Where:
Expo Square Pavilion
4145 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Soundpony
409 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10

Where:
The Vanguard
222 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Guests at this local talk show will include Chuck Stikl of Z104.5 The Edge and The Sports Animal, medical marijuana proponents Oklahomas for Health, musical guests Dane Arnold & The Soup and Kaito...

Cost: $5

Where:
The Venue Shrine
112 E 18th St
Tulsa, OK
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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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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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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
Website »

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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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Where:
Hard Rock Casino - Cabin Creek
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Where:
Fassler Hall
304 S Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Hard Rock Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Where:
Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
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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Where:
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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Where:
Blackbird on Pearl
1336 E 6th 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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Where:
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

Where:
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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Where:
River Spirit Casino - Volcano Stage
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
The Run
3141 E Skelly Dr
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
The Starlite
1902 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
The Max Retropub
114 S Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
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
View map »


Website »

More information

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
Website »

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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
View map »


Website »

More information

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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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
View map »


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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Where:
Hard Rock Casino - Cabin Creek
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Where:
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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Where:
Lefty's On Greenwood
10 N Greenwood Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
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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Where:
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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Where:
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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Website »

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Cost: $8

Where:
Mabee Center
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Website »

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Cost: $13-$54

Where:
BOK Center
200 S Denver Ave
Tulsa, OK
View map »


Website »

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Where:
Wyld Hawgz
6151 E 31st St
Tulsa, OK
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Website »

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Where:
The Hunt Club
224 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
View map »


Website »

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Where:
The Fur Shop
520 E 3rd St
Tulsa, OK
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Website »

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Cost: $5

Where:
The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
View map »


Website »

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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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Where:
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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