Game-changers

Innovations in cosmetic surgery allow for better results and reduced downtime.



A nip and tuck here, a suction there. Although it sounds simple, cosmetic surgery is anything but. In many cases, these are invasive treatments and surgeries with permanent and profound results.

Years ago, many cosmetic procedures were tedious and painful and produced unpredictable outcomes. However, thanks to technical advancements, patients are experiencing greater success with decreased pain and downtime. Here are five cosmetic procedure game-changers.

 

Radio Frequency-Assisted Liposuction (BodyTite/FaceTite)

Radio frequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) tightens the skin and reduces fatty tissue underneath.

Small, discreet incisions are made, and a solution is injected to tense up the fat and cause the blood vessels in it to shrink. Then fat is removed using a rod with holes in the end, sucking the fat into the rod and out of the body. Any area on the body can be treated, but the best results occur on the inner thighs, lower abdomen, back of the arm and the neck and lower face, according to Dr. Greg Ratliff of Plastic Surgery Center of Tulsa.

Unlike traditional liposuction, heat is generated at the tip of the probe, popping fat cells and shrinking the connective tissues to tighten the subcutaneous tissues and the skin.

Ratliff performs RFAL with the BodyTite and FaceTite system and says it can tighten skin up to 40 percent. The incision is so small, the procedure is classified as noninvasive with no stitches needed.

Why it’s a game-changer: Ratliff says that before BodyTite, the results of liposuction were hit and miss. “(RFAL is) proven to be good for 40- to 55-year-olds who are starting to get laxity in the neck,” he says, adding that the procedure “tightens the neck without a face lift.” “It does what (parent company Inmode) claims it does, and they’ve done it right,” he says.

The Body/FaceTite system produces minimal swelling and bruising, according to Ratliff. Patients can resume normal activities within a few weeks.

Cost: Begins around $3,500, depending on the area.

 

Hyaluronic acid fillers (Vollure)

Although they have been around for many years, hyaluronic acid fillers have recently been improved upon in their ease of use and longevity, according to Dr. Stephen Paulsen of Plastic Surgery Associates of Tulsa.

“This filler is administered under sterile technique to prevent infection and can be done in the office in about 20 minutes,” Paulsen says. Target areas recommended by the manufacturer are the nasolabial folds (laugh line area), corners of the mouth and marionette areas (lines that run from the corner of the mouth to the chin).

The product lasts up to 18 months, he adds, and since the face continues to age and tissues continue to thin and sag, a more permanent product might end up in the wrong place. “As with the older HA products, this new one is reversible, as well, adding an additional benefit.”

Why it’s a game-changer: “The next generation of fillers such as Vollure now promises a longer lifespan, causes less swelling post-injection and provides a softer, less firm result,” Paulsen says.

Cost: Begins around $700 per syringe.

 

Drainless tummy tuck

Tummy tucks eliminate excess belly fat and tighten muscles in the abdominal wall. Traditionally, the surgery requires drainage tubes for several days.

Introduced in 2012, drainless tummy tucks use a progressive tension suturing technique (like quilting) to join together the tissue that was separated during the tummy tuck, closing spaces where fluid can collect in the surgical area, thus eliminating the need for drains. 

Why it’s a game-changer: Recovery is faster and less painful immediately following surgery — it’s decreased from a nine or 10 to a six on the pain scale, Ratliff says. It also decreases the rate for infection since there’s no hole for bacteria to enter.

Cost: $5,900-$7,900.

 

Fat grafting

Fat grafting is nothing new, Ratliff says, but the  survival rate of transplanted fat until now was as low as 10 percent. Patients were subject to significant inflammation and scarring at the injection site, resulting in large surface defects and draining openings in the skin. “That is why survival percentage of the graft is so critical; how it is aspirated, processed and injected all are critical in getting maximum survivability,” Ratliff says. With today’s advancements, a 90 percent transplanted fat survival rate can be expected. Fat is harvested by liposuction, processed and injected back into the area that needs more volume. The buttocks and face are two areas which have benefited the most from fat grafting.

“As your face ages, it loses volume,” Ratliff says, “so adding volume is the obvious answer. It allows us to put in living tissue, which molds to the place you add it, as opposed to artificial filler, which is static.” Downtime for fat grafting on the face is about one week.

Ratliff points out one important consideration since fat is living tissue: it will retain its original characteristics. Fat cells in different body areas have different efficiency at processing and storing fat. Abdominal fat cells transplanted to the face, for example, are still abdominal fat cells and can enlarge much faster than fat from most of the rest of the body, so your face will enlarge faster than the rest of you. “So if it came from your stomach, you may get chubby cheeks if you gain weight.”

Why it’s a game-changer: With new equipment and technology, the transplanted fat survival rate is now close to 90 percent.

Cost: Ranges from $1,800-$4,000, depending on the area.

 

Cohesive silicone gel

Breast implants — inserted between breast tissue and chest muscles or between chest muscles and the chest wall — also are not a new product, but the cohesive silicone gel offers peace of mind in case of implant rupture. Although it is more expensive than standard silicone, cohesive silicone retains its shape — without seeping into the body’s tissue if ruptured — for a more realistic appearance. The level of cohesivity can determine its pliability. “Form stable” or “anatomic” implants hold their shape and force the breast to conform to them, perfect for a mastectomy patient or someone with little breast tissue. Less cohesive implants are more pliable but still don’t seep into the body if ruptured.

Why it’s a game-changer: “It’s a great benefit for mastectomy patients because it looks so much more natural,” Ratliff says.

Cost: Starts around $4,900. 

 



The numbers are in

As technology advances, so does the popularity of cosmetic procedures. These are the most performed cosmetic procedures in the U.S., according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Liposuction

The surgeon removes pockets of fat through small incisions. Although there will be swelling, bruising and possible numbness, the patient may feel well enough to return to work a few days post-op. Cost varies across the country, starting around $3,000 in Oklahoma, and increasing with the number of areas treated.

 

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)

The surgeon reshapes the eyelids by removing bagginess and tightens loose skin around the eyelid. However, this doesn’t remove fine wrinkle lines. Swelling can take two weeks to go down and bruising might take up to 10 days to subside. Post-op, the patient might experience blurry vision and teary or dry eyes for several days. Cost starts around $2,000 and can exceed $4,000, depending on the surgeon and amount of work needed.

 

Breast implants

The chosen implants are inserted between breast tissue and chest muscles or between chest muscles and the chest wall. Patients might feel well enough to return to work two or three days post-op, but exercise should be avoided for at least three weeks. Cost might start around $4,900 and varies by surgeon, implant material and office location.

 

Nose job (rhinoplasty)

A nose job can be performed for cosmetic or medical reasons. Skin is removed, and bone and cartilage are altered to the desired shape. Bruising should subside quickly, but swelling will take longer. Cost begins around $4,000 and varies by surgeon and location.

 

Facelift

Skin is stretched up toward the scalp to tighten and smooth. Bruising might fade after two weeks, but swelling can last longer with possible numbness for several weeks. Cost begins around $5,000.

 

Botox injections

Used to smooth frown lines and wrinkles around the eyes, Botox paralyzes muscles in the forehead. Patients might experience swelling, bruising or numbness, but most people receive injections and continue on with business as usual. To maintain results, treatments are needed every three to four months. Cost usually begins at $300 to $400.

 

How does Oklahoma’s cosmetic surgery landscape compare? Dr. Greg Ratliff says U.S. statistics are close to Oklahoma’s with one notable difference he has observed from his own practice: liposuction. “Our obesity level means fewer Oklahomans are candidates for lipo,” he says. “I do far more tummy tucks than lipo.” Oklahoma’s obesity level ranks among the top 10 in the nation, according to a 2016 report.

 

Buyer beware

Dr. Stephen Paulsen of Plastic Surgery Associates of Tulsa advises patients to always do their homework on a procedure, including its risks, and always choose a board-certified plastic surgeon.

 

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Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: Muscular Dystrophy Association
Telephone: 918-749-7997
Contact Name: Becky Prine
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Renaissance Hotel
6808 S 107th E Ave
Tulsa, OK  74133
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Sponsor: The Salvation Army
Contact Name: Dj Morrow Ingram
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Hard Rock Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Four Aces Tavern
11035 E 41st St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $39.50-$59.50

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Hard Rock Casino - The Joint
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Crow Creek Tavern
3534 S Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Track 5.
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Blackbird on Pearl
1336 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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The Pulitzer-winning author will discuss her new book on being a grandmother, Nanaville.

Cost: $30 for two tickets + 1 hardcover book

Where:
Congregation B'Nai Emunah
1719 S Owasso Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $47-$197.50

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Brady Theater
105 W Reconciliation Way
Tulsa, OK
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The Run
3141 E Skelly Dr
Tulsa, OK
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Juicemaker Lounge
3508 S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK
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The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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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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The Hunt Club
224 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Los Cabos - Owasso
9455 N Owasso Expy
Owasso, OK
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Los Cabos - Jenks
300 Riverwalk Terrace
Jenks, OK
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Los Cabos - Broken Arrow
151 Bass Pro Dr
Broken Arrow, OK
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Paintings by Tulsa Artist Fellow Yatika Fields.

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Joseph Gierek Fine Art
1342 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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Join us as we bring together our community to celebrate the profound leadership of educators working to expand educational opportunity for all children in Tulsa. The Rise & Shine Education...

Cost: 25

Where:
Helmerich Center
1400 N Gilcrease Museum Rd
TULSA, OK  74127
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Few animals conjure the power and symbolic presence of the North American bison. Whether painted on a tipi or an artist’s canvas, minted on a nickel, or seen grazing in Yellowstone National Park,...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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The Museum’s Dickinson Research Center is home to more than 700,000 photographs, 44,000 books, and perhaps unexpectedly, at least 1,000 horses. Meet some of the herd in Horseplay, the new...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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The official kickoff party of the 46th annual Tulsa Designer Showcase benefiting the Foundation for Tulsa Schools. This year the Designer Showcase transforms the historic Harwelden Mansion and will...

Cost: $250 for two patron tickets

Where:
Harwelden Mansion
2210 S. Main Street
Tulsa , OK  74114
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Sponsor: Rosenstein, Fist & Ringold
Telephone: 918-746-6600
Contact Name: Brian Paschal
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As Lakota artist Oscar Howe wrote in 1958, “There is much more to Indian art than pretty, stylized pictures.” This exhibition highlights this depth and the 20th century American masters who...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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Men and women from across the American West played critical roles — both “over there” and on the home front — in helping the Allies win World War I. The American Expeditionary Force (AEF)...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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The Champions of Health awards recognize those who make a difference in the health of Oklahomans. Winners in select categories will receive $5,000 for their organization or program, and will be...

Cost: 0.00

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n/a
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Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoman
Contact Name: Ellen Devereux

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The MOW Mixer 6:00 p.m. Friday, April 26 Hyatt Regency Downtown The MOW Mixer is a festive evening of dining, dancing, and celebration. After dinner, wander over to the room that fits your mood....

Cost: $175

Where:
Hyatt Regency Downtown
100 E 2nd St
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa
Telephone: 918-627-4105
Contact Name: Terrie Winship
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A one-of-a-kind fundraiser for Tulsa Botanic Garden, Botanical - ‘A Weekend of Culinary Wonder’ is a 3-day exploration of the way food, drink, and the land intersect. Each year is based on a...

Cost: $1500 per person

Where:
Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr.
Tulsa , OK  74127
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Sponsor: Tulsa Botanic Garden
Telephone: 918-289-0330
Contact Name: Jane Dunbar
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Get ready for Havana Nights, the 7th annual Operation ART gala event at the Mayo Hotel.   Guests will enjoy cocktails, appetizers, and live Latin style entertainment and have the opportunity to...

Cost: 125

Where:
The Mayo Hotel
115 WEST 5TH STREET
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: Operation Aware
Telephone: 918-582-7884
Contact Name: Jennifer Barnett
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Will Rogers Movie Night, Will Rogers Memorial, Claremore, doors open 6:30 p.m., movie begins 7 p.m. Admission free, free popcorn and drink, show of Will Rogers in “Conneticut Yankee.” Visit...

Cost: Free

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Will Rogers Memorial Museum
1720 W. Will Rogers
Claremore, OK
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Celebrating craft cocktails, craft beer, and craft-making.

Where:
Gilcrease Museum
1400 N Gilcrease Museum Rd
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

Where:
Collins Family Softball Complex
680 S Delaware Ave
Tulsa, OK
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The Hunt Club
224 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Los Cabos - Broken Arrow
151 Bass Pro Dr
Broken Arrow, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Track 5.
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Los Cabos - Jenks
300 Riverwalk Terrace
Jenks, OK
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Los Cabos - Owasso
9455 N Owasso Expy
Owasso, OK
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Cost: $30-$45

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Osage Casino Tulsa - Skyline Event Center
951 W 36th St N
Tulsa, OK
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Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Browse dozens of exhibits and attractions including a Tiny Home Town and market.

Where:
Expo Square - RiverSpirit Expo
4145 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10

Where:
Blackbird on Pearl
1336 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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41 Brookside
4131 S Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Bull and Bear Tavern
5800 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cabin Boys Brewery
1717 E 7th St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

Where:
Duet
108 N Detroit Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Retro Grill & Bar
800 N Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK
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The Starlite
1902 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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The Run
3141 E Skelly Dr
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10

Where:
The Vanguard
222 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $8

Where:
Rabbit Hole Improv
1526 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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The Max Retropub
114 S Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $8-$10

Where:
The Venue Shrine
112 E 18th St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10

Where:
Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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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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River Spirit Casino - Volcano Stage
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Priscilla Shirer Simulcast We invite you to join Bible teacher, Priscilla Shirer for a Bible teaching event!  Women will gather from all around the Tulsa area for this one-day teaching and...

Cost: $35.00 until April 19th

Where:
St. James Church
5050 E. 111th Street
Tulsa, OK  74137
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Sponsor: St. James Church
Telephone: 918-299-1133
Contact Name: Robyn
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Please join us on April 27, 2019, for our annual Family History Conference. This is a great opportunity for hobbyists and experts alike to improve research skills and to get to know fellow...

Cost: 0

Where:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
12110 E 7th St
Tulsa, OK  74128
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Sponsor: Tulsa Family History Center
Telephone: 918-938-5901
Contact Name: Cathy Hall
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Challenge Air provides 30 minute flights for special needs children (ages 7-21) for FREE. The families attend a short ground school before going up on their flight and when they return, the pilot...

Cost: Free to those signed up.

Where:
R.L. Jones Airport, hosted by Riverside Tulsa Tech
801 E. 91st St.
Tulsa
Tulsa, OK  74132
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Sponsor: Challenge Air
Telephone: 918-408-6379
Contact Name: Tricia Horn
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The Orbit Initiative, produced by The Tulsa Performing Arts Center and Trust, resumes its FREE community satellite adventures at seven local community centers this Saturday, January 12th, and...

Cost: Free

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Various
Various
Tulsa, OK  Various
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Sponsor: The Tulsa Performing Arts Center and Trust
Telephone: 918-596-7119
Contact Name: Jeremy Stevens
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April 27, 2019 March for Babies at the University of Tulsa 9:00am-1:00 March with us to lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies. Because when a society supports every family, we...

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Univeristy of Tulsa
2933 E 6th St,
Tulsa, OK  74104
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Sponsor: March of Dimes
Telephone: 918-407-2332
Contact Name: Jenny Thai
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Come join us at Mohawk Park on April 27th as Parkside Psychiatric Hospital & Clinic hosts the By Your Side 5K. Parkside’s By Your Side Run promotes physical fitness, and all proceeds will...

Cost: varies by event

Where:
Mohawk Park
near shelter #3
5701 E 36th St N
Tulsa, OK  74115
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Sponsor: Parkside Psychiatric Hospital
Telephone: 918-588-8826
Contact Name: Eric Sachau
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Few animals conjure the power and symbolic presence of the North American bison. Whether painted on a tipi or an artist’s canvas, minted on a nickel, or seen grazing in Yellowstone National Park,...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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The official kickoff party of the 46th annual Tulsa Designer Showcase benefiting the Foundation for Tulsa Schools. This year the Designer Showcase transforms the historic Harwelden Mansion and will...

Cost: $250 for two patron tickets

Where:
Harwelden Mansion
2210 S. Main Street
Tulsa , OK  74114
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Sponsor: Rosenstein, Fist & Ringold
Telephone: 918-746-6600
Contact Name: Brian Paschal
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As Lakota artist Oscar Howe wrote in 1958, “There is much more to Indian art than pretty, stylized pictures.” This exhibition highlights this depth and the 20th century American masters who...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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Men and women from across the American West played critical roles — both “over there” and on the home front — in helping the Allies win World War I. The American Expeditionary Force (AEF)...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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The Museum’s Dickinson Research Center is home to more than 700,000 photographs, 44,000 books, and perhaps unexpectedly, at least 1,000 horses. Meet some of the herd in Horseplay, the new...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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The Champions of Health awards recognize those who make a difference in the health of Oklahomans. Winners in select categories will receive $5,000 for their organization or program, and will be...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
n/a
, OK


Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoman
Contact Name: Ellen Devereux

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Take Advantage of BBB's "Secure Your ID" Day! Did you know that protecting your identity is largely in your own hands? The number of identity fraud victims increased by eight percent in 2017....

Cost: Free

Where:
Shredder's Inc.
635 W 41st St.
Tulsa, OK  74107
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Sponsor: Better Business Bureau
Telephone: 918-492-1266
Contact Name: Shannon Spainhour
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America’s LARGEST interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show is now playing at the Hilton Garden Inn Tulsa Broken Arrow! At The Dinner Detective, you’ll tackle a challenging crime while you...

Cost: 59.95

Where:
Hilton Garden Inn Tulsa- Broken Arrow
420 W Albany St.
Broken Arrow, OK  74012
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Telephone: 866-496-0535
Contact Name: The Dinner Detective
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Join us we celebrate the release of Quraysh Ali Lansana's first new and collected poems, the skin of dreams. Readings from the book, DJ, and book signing. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Archer Studios
109 N MLK, Jr Blvd
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: The Calliope Group/Tulsa Artist Fellowsip/Tri-City Collective
Telephone: 785.826.7681
Contact Name: Shawn Crawford
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A dance performance that epitomizes the subliminal relationship between a man trapped in trying circumstances with nature as his only companion. “The yearning of the human mind to find true...

Cost: $25-$35

Where:
John Williams Theater, Tulsa Performing Arts Cente
110 E 2nd St
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: South Asian Performing Arts Foundation
Telephone: 918-665-6419
Contact Name: Mohan Kelkar
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A one-of-a-kind fundraiser for Tulsa Botanic Garden, Botanical - ‘A Weekend of Culinary Wonder’ is a 3-day exploration of the way food, drink, and the land intersect. Each year is based on a...

Cost: $250 per person

Where:
Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Sponsor: Tulsa Botanic Garden
Telephone: 918-289-0330
Contact Name: Jane Dunbar
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Don't miss our Equinox Extravaganza Retro Rockets show as they bring the house down with some of your favorite 50's-60's and a little bit of 70's oldies! We have been selling out so be sure to get...

Cost: $15.00

Where:
Studio 308
308 S Lansing Ave
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: Studio 308
Telephone: 918-638-8464
Contact Name: Paddy Harwell
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River Spirit Casino - Volcano Stage
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Los Cabos - Jenks
300 Riverwalk Terrace
Jenks, OK
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Los Cabos - Owasso
9455 N Owasso Expy
Owasso, OK
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Los Cabos - Broken Arrow
151 Bass Pro Dr
Broken Arrow, OK
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Lefty's On Greenwood
10 N Greenwood Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Juicemaker Lounge
3508 S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK
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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
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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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Soundpony
409 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $15-$20

Where:
IDL Ballroom
230 E 1st St
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Track 5.
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Cost: $5

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Blackbird on Pearl
1336 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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41 Brookside
4131 S Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $25-$50

Where:
Cain's Ballroom
423 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

Where:
Centennial Lounge at VFW Post 577
1109 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Dusty Dog Pub
5107 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cimarron Bar
2619 S Memorial Dr
Tulsa, OK
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The Run
3141 E Skelly Dr
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10-415

Where:
The Venue Shrine
112 E 18th St
Tulsa, OK
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Tour the studios of 8 local artists and enjoy live painting, live music, installations, and more.

Where:
Charles Page Studios
1229 Charles Page Blvd
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10-$40

Where:
ONEOK Field
201 N Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
River West Festival Park
2100 S Jackson Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Mohawk Park
5701 E 36th St N
Tulsa, OK
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Shop at over 100 booths.

Where:
Main Street Jenks
Main Street
Jenks, OK
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Featuring more than 20,000 eggs!

Where:
Safari Joe's H2O
4707 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK
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Shop local produce and art every Saturday.

Where:
Langston University
914 N Greenwood Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $20-$50

Where:
Cain's Ballroom
423 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $8

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Rabbit Hole Improv
1526 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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The truTV magician brings his act to Paradise Cove

Cost: $25-$115

Where:
River Spirit Casino - Paradise Cove
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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This musical and comedy review throws things back to the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

Where:
Studio 308
308 S Lansing Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

Where:
Collins Family Softball Complex
680 S Delaware Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $23

Where:
BOK Center
200 S Denver Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Based on the epic work by the Sanskrit poet Kalidasa, this play tells the story of an exiled man who pines for his wife and convinces a passing cloud to take a message to her.

Cost: $25-$35

Where:
Tulsa PAC - John H. Williams Theatre
110 E 2nd St
Tulsa, OK
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Moonlight Minx Parade celebrates cannabis through dance.

Cost: $10-$20

Where:
The ReVue
822 S Sheridan Rd.
Tulsa, OK
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