Barry Friedman at Large

Garbage in, garbage … well, we don’t know exactly what happens next.



Random Tulsa reference

(Woody Allen’s interview in Esquire)

“When I opened ‘Take the Money and Run,’ the guys at United Artists accumulated the nation’s criticisms … that’s when I realized that it’s ridiculous. I mean, the guy in Tulsa thinks the picture’s a masterpiece, and the guy in Vermont thinks it’s the dumbest thing he’s ever seen.”

In the 100 worst ideas coming out of Washington, here are No. 386 and No. 871.

In August, Sen. Tom Coburn said President Barack Obama is “perilously close” to being impeached, but then added, “I don’t have the legal background to know if that rises to ‘high crimes and misdemeanors.’”

So, you say the president should be impeached, but then admit you’re not qualified to determine if he has done anything to warrant impeachment? Wow!

The senator then told a group in Muskogee, “I used to have a great fear of constitutional conventions. I have a great fear now of not having one.”

So, your trepidation of living with a document authored by Jefferson, Madison and Paine frightens you more than one Cruz, Gohmert and Bridenstine would create?

Forehead, say hello to open palm.

M.B. Brady Street

P.U.H.lease.

How expensive is a bottle of hooch in Chickasha that this is even remotely worth the effort?

A man in Chickasha was fired from his job at a feed plant after sweeping up spare grain and then taking it out to the woods to make moonshine.

“You see shows on TV and you hear stories,” the man said. “I had my curiosities about it, and I did it.”

Follow your dreams, dude.

Overheard

The friend wrote from Louisville, Ky.:

“Just letting my friends know I am at a Trader Joe’s. Buying Bourbon. On a Sunday. Why do I live in Oklahoma?”

As-salamu alaykum

Last November, a judge put a temporary ban on a bill that made it illegal for judges to consider Shariah law in Oklahoma, because 1) No judge had ever been asked to, and 2) It “violated the guarantee of religious freedom contained in the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment.”

Last month, the same U.S. District Judge, Vicki Miles-LaGrange, put an end to this nonsense, issuing a permanent injunction:

“While the public has an interest in the will of the voters being carried out, the court finds that the public has a more profound and long-term interest in upholding an individual’s constitutional rights” and that Oklahoma “failed to prove a compelling interest for the law.”

That’s legalese for: “Get the hell out of my courtroom.”

Rule 235

If you have a misspelled tattoo, you’re banned from attending political rallies. 

Your joke here

During a prayer service at Oral Roberts University’s Christ Chapel, a bald eagle crashed into a window.

“It was a bit shocking to see, but we’re thankful the eagle is OK,” said spokeswoman Carissa Bratschun, who added, “It had practiced five or six times.”

Maybe he could help write the new constitution.

Congressman Markwayne Mullin is verklempt.

First, in Afton, he commiserated with a woman who’s convinced President Obama is not an American.

“I believe what you’re saying,” said Mullin, before adding, “Honestly, I don’t even give a sh*t. If the rest of the American people thought that was a big enough issue which, I thought it probably would’ve been. Who would’ve thought we would ever actually be questioning if we had a natural-born president being president?”

You mean other than people who have “proof” of the president’s Kenyan birth in a Ziploc sandwich baggie? Nobody.

Next, in Welch, he talked of going shopping:

“So, I’m in Crystal City and I’m buying my groceries … and I’m looking over, and there’s a couple beside me. This guy was built like a brick house. I mean he had muscles all over him. He was in a little tank top and pair of shorts and really nice Nike shoes. And she was standing there, and she was all in shape and she looked like she had just come from a fitness program. And they go up in front of me and they pay with that card. Fraud.”

Forehead, you’ve met open palm, yes?

For those wondering where they should stick their clear bags … just saying.

Asked if the city owed Tulsans refunds for disposing yard waste like regular garbage, Trash Board Chairman Randy Sullivan said nope.

“Well, we have provided the service.”

Huh? Your trash-to-energy mulching facility can’t remove the plastic bags we’ve been told to use, you’re throwing green waste in with the alkaline batteries, diapers and half-eaten Twinkies (and have been doing it since January) ... and you’re copping an attitude?

“I think we’re just in the stage of ‘everybody calm down a little bit.’”

Forehead, have you met … ?


Ups and downs

DOWN … State School Superintendent Janet Barresi for encouraging Tulsans to “prayerfully” consider running for local school boards to give teachers ideas about how to teach standards. What could possibly go wrong there?

DOWN … A one-mile stretch of East 41st Street ranks as the worst four-lane arterial in the city, according to a Tulsa World analysis of City of Tulsa pavement condition data. A 2010 pavement condition study commissioned by the city gave the bone-jarring stretch of asphalt a 14 out of 100 points on a measurement system called the pavement condition index. 

UP … J.B. Mauney for not only riding Bushwhacker, a bull with 42 consecutive buck-offs, at a PBR event at the BOK Center, but also for this pearl of wisdom: “You feel good, you are riding good.” 

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June 2017

The Tulsa St. Jude Dream Home is a community service project to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs they make - the hospital not only...

Cost: $100.00

Where:
Stone Canyon of Owasso
Owasso, OK  74055


Sponsor: Epic Custom Homes
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On Sunday, June 25th.. The 8th Anniversary of Michael Jackson's passing.. Fans from all over the area will gather together for a night in remembrance of the Greatest Entertainer to ever ive!!...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lot 6
1323 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: Moonwalk Talks
Telephone: 918-800-9886
Contact Name: Anthony Jenkins
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Take some really Hot Latin music add some industrial strength Funk, and a boatload of Fun and you have the recipe for an incredible concert! The Latin, Funk, Fun Fest is just that! We have...

Cost: Free

Where:
Guthrie Green
111 East M.B. Brady Street
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: Tulsa Jazz.Com
Telephone: 191-881-29902
Contact Name: John Taylor
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It's our favorite month of the year!   Time again to celebrate our anniversary with an annual exhibit presented by local artist collective E.T.A!!      E.T.A.’s...

Cost: free

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

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Bodean Restaurant & Market
3376 E 51st St
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 743-3861
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Cost: $12

Where:
The Venue Shrine
112 E. 18th St.
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 949-1345
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2015 Woody Guthrie Fellowship recipient Christy Miller will give a presentation on GuthrieÕs involvement in two BBC radio programs that aired during WWII: ÒThe Martians and the CoysÓ and ÒThe...

Where:
Woody Guthrie Center
102 E MB Brady St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

Where:
The Blackbird on Pearl
1336 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 949-1345
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The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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East Village Bohemian Pizzeria
818 E 3rd St
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 895-6999
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Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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Jyl Johnson performs her first half-hour headlining set. Hosted by Daren Ebacher.

Where:
The Blackbird on Pearl
1336 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 949-1345
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Cost: $5

Where:
Comedy Parlor
328 E 1st St
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 921-3535
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy.
Tulsa, OK  74137
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The TATEs pay tribute to some of the best local productions of the year.

Cost: $10

Where:
Philbrook Museum of Art
2727 S Rockford Road
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5-$15

Where:
ONEOK Field
201 N. Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Soundpony
409 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 582-7669
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Cost: $7

Where:
Vanguard
222 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (319) 804-9727
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 nominations for the 2018 class of the Women of the Year – Pinnacle Awards are now open! Submissions can be made online through June 30 here. Nominate a worthy woman in your life, or...

Cost: 0

Where:
, OK


Sponsor: YWCA Tulsa
Telephone: 918-858-2370
Contact Name: Lindsey Jordan
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On Sunday, June 25th.. The 8th Anniversary of Michael Jackson's passing.. Fans from all over the area will gather together for a night in remembrance of the Greatest Entertainer to ever ive!!...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lot 6
1323 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: Moonwalk Talks
Telephone: 918-800-9886
Contact Name: Anthony Jenkins
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It's our favorite month of the year!   Time again to celebrate our anniversary with an annual exhibit presented by local artist collective E.T.A!!      E.T.A.’s...

Cost: free

Where:
MAINLINE ART BAR
111 n. main st.
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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Telephone: (918) 794-4208
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy.
Tulsa, OK  74137
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Where:
Hodges Bend
823 E 3rd St
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 398-4470
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Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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 nominations for the 2018 class of the Women of the Year – Pinnacle Awards are now open! Submissions can be made online through June 30 here. Nominate a worthy woman in your life, or...

Cost: 0

Where:
, OK


Sponsor: YWCA Tulsa
Telephone: 918-858-2370
Contact Name: Lindsey Jordan
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Cost: $10-$45

Where:
ONEOK Field
201 N. Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK  74120
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It's our favorite month of the year!   Time again to celebrate our anniversary with an annual exhibit presented by local artist collective E.T.A!!      E.T.A.’s...

Cost: free

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

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Where:
Gypsy Coffee House
303 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 295-2181
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Guthrie Green
207 N Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 607-6005
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy.
Tulsa, OK  74137
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Cost: $7-$10

Where:
Vanguard
222 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (319) 804-9727
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Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame
5 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 928-5299
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Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee Street
Catoosa, OK  74105
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Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 794-4208
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 nominations for the 2018 class of the Women of the Year – Pinnacle Awards are now open! Submissions can be made online through June 30 here. Nominate a worthy woman in your life, or...

Cost: 0

Where:
, OK


Sponsor: YWCA Tulsa
Telephone: 918-858-2370
Contact Name: Lindsey Jordan
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Come see how Tulsa offers a 'home away from home' for families caring for loved ones in medical crisis at Hospitality House of Tulsa. This free 30 minute tour is free. RSVP at...

Cost: free

Where:
Hospitality House of Tulsa
1135 S. Victor AVE
Tulsa, OK  74104
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Sponsor: Hospitality House of Tulsa
Telephone: 918-794-0088 x205
Contact Name: Rhonda McDaniel
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Where:
Central Library
400 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Telephone: (918) 549-7323
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It's our favorite month of the year!   Time again to celebrate our anniversary with an annual exhibit presented by local artist collective E.T.A!!      E.T.A.’s...

Cost: free

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

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Where:
Soundpony
409 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 582-7669
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Where:
Crow Creek Tavern
3534 S Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 749-9100
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Cost: $10

Where:
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame
5 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 928-5299
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Where:
The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 794-4208
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Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy.
Tulsa, OK  74137
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Cost: $10-$15

Where:
The Venue Shrine
112 E. 18th St.
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 949-1345
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 nominations for the 2018 class of the Women of the Year – Pinnacle Awards are now open! Submissions can be made online through June 30 here. Nominate a worthy woman in your life, or...

Cost: 0

Where:
, OK


Sponsor: YWCA Tulsa
Telephone: 918-858-2370
Contact Name: Lindsey Jordan
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Come play in the dirt!  Making mud pies and getting dirty is what it’s all about.  Wear clothes and shoes for getting dirty.  A rinse area will be available. Bring a towel. Get...

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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MUD isn’t just for kids – we’re extending our Mud Day activities for adults and families. Tulsa Botanic Garden is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm, and Thursday...

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 our favorite month of the year!   Time again to celebrate our anniversary with an annual exhibit presented by local artist collective E.T.A!!      E.T.A.’s...

Cost: free

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

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Guthrie Green
207 N Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK  74103
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The Agenda performing LIVE @ Safari Joe's H2O Water Park and The Shark Beach Bar. Thursday Nights at Safari Joe's H2O are for adults only / must be 21 to enter. All adult water park...

Cost: 20.00

Where:
Safari Joe's H2O Water Park
4707 E. 21st
Tulsa , OK  74114
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Sponsor: Safari Joe's H2O Water Park
Telephone: 918-749-7385
Contact Name: Darcy Daniels / Marketing Manager
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Where:
The Fur Shop
520 E 3rd St
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 949-4292
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Cost: $50-$225

Where:
River Spirit Casino - Paradise Cove
8330 Riverside Pkwy.
Tulsa, OK  74137
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Slo Ride Saloon
4133 S Peoria
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 949-3393
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Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee Street
Catoosa, OK  74105
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Soundpony
409 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 582-7669
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Cost: $16.82

Where:
Philbrook Museum of Art
2727 S Rockford Road
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $35-$45

Where:
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - The Joint
777 W Cherokee Street
Catoosa, OK  74105
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Seven Minutes in Heaven is a reading series of short fiction and nonfiction. This reading will feature TTV contributor Damion Shade, local author Nathan Knapp, and from Springfield, MO, American...

Where:
Mainline Art & Cocktails
111 S Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 704-3330
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Where:
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Cabin Creek
777 W Cherokee Street
Catoosa, OK  74105
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The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 794-4208
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Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy.
Tulsa, OK  74137
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Billy and Renee's
6373 E 31st St
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: 918-836-0655
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Zin Urban Lounge
111 N. Main St.
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 500-3958
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Where:
Utica Square
21st Street and Utica Avenue
Tulsa, OK
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 nominations for the 2018 class of the Women of the Year – Pinnacle Awards are now open! Submissions can be made online through June 30 here. Nominate a worthy woman in your life, or...

Cost: 0

Where:
, OK


Sponsor: YWCA Tulsa
Telephone: 918-858-2370
Contact Name: Lindsey Jordan
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The Bixby Freedom Celebration is the largest free, public fireworks extravaganza in this area. In it’s second year the 2016 Bixby Freedom Celebration brought approximately 13,000...

Cost: Free

Where:
121st & Memorial
7673 East 121st St S
Bixby, OK  74008
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Sponsor: The Bridge Church
Telephone: 918-813-2327
Contact Name: Jordan Funderburk
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It's our favorite month of the year!   Time again to celebrate our anniversary with an annual exhibit presented by local artist collective E.T.A!!      E.T.A.’s...

Cost: free

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

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Where:
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Cabin Creek
777 W Cherokee Street
Catoosa, OK  74105
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Where:
River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy.
Tulsa, OK  74137
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Where:
Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 607-6005
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Cost: $5

Where:
The Blackbird on Pearl
1336 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 949-1345
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Where:
The Bistro At Seville
10021 S Yale Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Soundpony
409 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 582-7669
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Where:
American Legion Post 308
11328 E Admiral Pl
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10

Where:
Comedy Parlor
328 E 1st St
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 921-3535
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Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee Street
Catoosa, OK  74105
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River Spirit Casino - Volcano Stage
8330 Riverside Pkwy.
Tulsa, OK  74137
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Cost: $10-$45

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ONEOK Field
201 N. Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK  74120
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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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Billy and Renee's
6373 E 31st St
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: 918-836-0655
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The Blackbird on Pearl
1336 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 949-1345
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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: $16-$20

Where:
The Venue Shrine
112 E. 18th St.
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 949-1345
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Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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