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Café Topéca

There is only one “seed-to-cup” coffee company in the United States (meaning it is one of the few companies in the world that controls its coffee beans from time they are planted to the time they are roasted and sold), and it is right here in Tulsa. Topéca coffee was started by John Gaberino and his brother-in-law Emilio when Emilio’s mother asked for help to save a 150-year-old coffee business located on the volcanic rich soil of Santa Ana in El Salvador. The business was about to close when coffee prices paid to farmers dropped to an all-time low. By cutting out the middleman, Topéca can pay its farmers a fair wage as well as give the growers’ families a free education. Topéca also is served in coffee shops and restaurants around Tulsa.

Café Topéca, 115 W. Fifth St., Suite 169, Mayo Hotel, 918-592-9090; 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday- Wednesday; 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Thursday- Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday- Sunday | Hyatt Regency Hotel, 100 E. Second St., 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday; 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, www.topecacoffee.com

Shades of Brown Coffee and Art

This laid-back café in the heart of Brookside is a great spot to relax and peruse local artists’ works while sipping a spicy latté kicked up with fresh ginger syrup, cinnamon, cayenne, espresso and steamed milk, or slurping a grasshopper big train, a frozen coffee drink with Hershey’s and mint syrups. The occasional Monday night features live jazz with live music on the weekend. Private rooms are available for knitting clubs or business meetings.

3302 S. Peoria Ave., 918-747-3000, 6:30 a.m.-midnight, Monday- Friday; 7 a.m.-midnight, Saturday; 8 a.m.-midnight, Sunday, www.shadesofbrowncoffee.com

Nordaggio’s 

Known for its rich espresso, freshly roasted beans and gorgeous crema designs, this south Tulsa coffeehouse boasts a generous collection of single-origin, organic and naturally processed coffee beans. Try a French press brew, perfect for savoring big flavor and low acidity. Nordaggio’s also sells and ships beans and brewing equipment to the novice and professional brewer.

8156 S. Lewis Ave., 918-296-5288, 7 a.m.-11 p.m., Monday; 7 a.m.-midnight, Tuesday- Friday; 8 a.m.-midnight, Saturday; 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday, www.nordaggios.com

Café Cubana

Great coffee — including a strong latté, pour-over coffee and café con leche with sweetened, condensed milk — a friendly staff and delicious muffins and smoothie combinations make this a worthwhile morning detour. The prime location in the midst of the Cherry Street Farmers’ Market is a must-stop on Saturdays during market season. As a bonus, owner James George offers a cigar case filled with his well-edited collection.

1340 E. 15th St., 918-584-2233, 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday

The Coffee House on Cherry Street

The coffee drinks at this hip spot with a neighborhood feel fall into two categories — “So Hot” and “So Cold” — sure to please any thirsty customer. The coffee is made with ultra fresh Topéca beans, and guests love to sit and sip. The menu features typical breakfast fare such as egg sandwiches, French toast and homemade granola, as well as a large selection of pastries, pie and gluten-free items, all of which can be enjoyed on the deck overlooking bustling Cherry Street.

1502 E. 15th St., 918-779-6137, 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Monday- Thursday; 6:30 a.m.-midnight, Friday- Saturday; 7 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday, www.thecoffeehouseoncherrystreet.com

DoubleShot Coffee Company

DoubleShot recently doubled its size, but it still offers a low-key atmosphere with high-octane coffee — and just the slightest bit of resemblance to Seinfeld’s “Soup Nazi” episode. Owner Brian Franklin takes his coffee seriously, whether making a latté or roasting one of the many single-origin beans offered in a 1953 Italian-made Vittoria drum roaster. You will not find fresher coffee in town.

1730 S. Boston Ave., 918-599-7700, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday- Friday; 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday; 8 a.m.-noon, Sunday, www.doubleshotcoffee.com

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November 2018

We’re serving up our new chef-inspired fondue and traditional brunch options like Alpine Benedict Cheese Fondue, French Toast Fondue, Avocado Fiesta Toast plus bottomless mimosas. Reserve...

Cost: Varies

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300 Riverwalk Terrace #190
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Sponsor: The Melting Pot of Tulsa
Telephone: 918-299-8000
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Over the past thirteen years, the Williams Route 66 Marathon presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma has become a 26.2-mile party! You might find yourself asking "Is this a race or...

Cost: $110

Where:
Downtown Tulsa
Tulsa, OK  74066


Sponsor: Williams, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Telephone: 918-408-1208
Contact Name: Ally Lightle
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FlyingTee is fun for the whole family and on Sundays, kids eat free! *Limit one free meal from the kids’ menu with each purchase of an adult entrée. Not valid on brunches or holidays.

Cost: Free with purchase

Where:
FlyingTee
600 Riverwalk Terrace
Jenks, OK  74037
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Telephone: 918-528-7717
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When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic...

Cost: $20

Where:
Studio 308
308 S. Lansing Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Telephone: (918) 747-9494
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Cost: $10-$20

Where:
Mabee Center
7777 South Lewis Ave
Tulsa
Tulsa, OK  74171
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Sponsor: https://mabeecenter.com/event/ecclesia1819m/
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Come and Support ORU Women's Basketball as they jump into another exciting season. Join in on the fun and purchase your tickets today! All children ages 13 and under, accompanied by an adult, will...

Cost: $7

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Mabee Center
7777 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, OK  74171
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Cost: Free

Where:
Hope House
4241 S 37th W Ave.
TULSA
TULSA, OK  74107
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Sponsor: Hope House
Telephone: 918-446-8176
Contact Name: Dorothy Brown

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Every Wednesday Live Event Trivia is at The Willows Family Ales - Show starts at 7 and is free to play! Movie scenes, Finish the Lyric, Classic Trivia, and more! The crew from T-Town Tacos will be...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Willows Family Ales
418 south peoria ave
tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: The Willows Family Ales
Telephone: (918) 895-6798
Contact Name: Julian Morgan
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Local, Live Music at the The Willows Family Ales taproom EVERY Thursday at 7:30pm. Surprise food vendor to be announced SOON!! 11/1 ---- Eric Himan 11/8 ---- Wendy Nichol Hall 11/15---...

Cost: FREE!!

Where:
The Willows Family Ales
418 south peoria ave
418 South Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium (TASM) will celebrate Black Fly-day Weekend in place of the regular shopping holiday on Nov. 23 and 24.  The Museum plans to open their...

Cost: Free - $15

Where:
Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium
3624 North 74th East Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74115
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Sponsor: Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium
Telephone: 918-834-9900
Contact Name: Kevin
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Reconnect with family and friends in the garden illuminated with colorful lights. Make s'mores over fire pits, enjoy holiday music and take in the spirit of the season in our magical garden...

Cost: Tickets are $15 for ages 13+; $5 for ages 3-12, Children 2 and under are free.

Where:
Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Sponsor: Tulsa Botanic Garden

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Philbrook Festival is back and better than ever! Enjoy the most beautiful place in Oklahoma during the most wonderful time of the year. The Museum comes alive with festive holiday events, Santa,...

Cost: $5/Philbrook Members, $15/Public, Free/17 & Under

Where:
Philbrook Museum of Art
2727 S. Rockford Rd.
Tulsa
Tulsa, OK  74114
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Sponsor: Philbrook Museum of Art
Telephone: 918-748-5300
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Philbrook Festival is back and better than ever! Enjoy the most beautiful place in Oklahoma during the most wonderful time of the year. The Museum comes alive with festive holiday events, Santa,...

Cost: $5/Philbrook Members, $15/Public, Free/17 & Under

Where:
Philbrook Museum of Art
2727 S. Rockford Rd.
Tulsa, OK  74114
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Sponsor: Philbrook Museum of Art
Telephone: 918-748-5300
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Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium (TASM) will celebrate Black Fly-day Weekend in place of the regular shopping holiday on Nov. 23 and 24.  The Museum plans to open their...

Cost: Free - $15

Where:
Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium
3624 North 74th East Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74115
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Sponsor: Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium
Telephone: 918-834-9900
Contact Name: Kevin
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We’re serving up our new chef-inspired fondue and traditional brunch options like Alpine Benedict Cheese Fondue, French Toast Fondue, Avocado Fiesta Toast plus bottomless mimosas. Reserve...

Cost: Varies

Where:
The Melting Pot of Tulsa
300 Riverwalk Terrace #190
Jenks, OK  74037
View map »


Sponsor: The Melting Pot of Tulsa
Telephone: 918-299-8000
Contact Name: Alex Cooper
Website »

More information

Reconnect with family and friends in the garden illuminated with colorful lights. Make s'mores over fire pits, enjoy holiday music and take in the spirit of the season in our magical garden...

Cost: Tickets are $15 for ages 13+; $5 for ages 3-12, Children 2 and under are free.

Where:
Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Sponsor: Tulsa Botanic Garden

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Philbrook Festival is back and better than ever! Enjoy the most beautiful place in Oklahoma during the most wonderful time of the year. The Museum comes alive with festive holiday events,...

Cost: $5/Philbrook Members, $15/Public, Free/17 & Under

Where:
Philbrook Museum of Art
2727 S. Rockford Rd.
Tulsa, OK  74114
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Sponsor: Philbrook Museum of Art
Telephone: 918-748-5300
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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.
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Telephone: 866-496-0535
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Cost: $7

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