First Friday Tulsa 10

Tulsa Artist Fellow J. Preston Witt demonstrates his papier-mache sculpture creation process during a First Friday TAF open studio.

1. Storytime at Philbrook | Thursday

Year-round, Philbrook holds story times at 10 a.m. on Thursdays, geared for kids 10 and under. This week includes a visit from human and animal friends from the Tulsa Zoo. Free with general admission, and free for kids under 17.

2. Art exhibit opens | Thursday

Positive Space Tulsa’s first exhibition of 2023 brings the work of Katy Casillas-Gray to its gallery at 1324 E. Third St. Casillas-Gray's first solo exhibition "Pieces of Her" opens at 5 p.m. on Feb. 2 and will include paintings, 3D pieces and poetry. Free admission. 10% of art sales goes to Domestic Violence Intervention Services.

3. An Evening with Barry Friedman | Thursday

At 7 p.m. Feb. 2, Tulsa author and comedian Barry Friedman visits Magic City Books to talk about his latest work, “Jack S*it: Voluptuous Bagels and Other Concerns of Jack Friedman” detailing the humor and commentary of Barry’s father, Jack. Free.

4. Arts downtown | Thursday-Friday

It’s the first week of the month, which means new art for First Thursday and First Friday!

  • Carle THE Artiste @ The Allie Jensen Memorial Art Gallery (6 p.m. Thursday)
  • Champagne & Chocolate member showcase @ Living Arts of Tulsa (6 p.m. Friday)
  • Help Ukraine Juried Exhibition @ TAC Gallery (6 p.m. Friday)
  • Francheska Alcántara and kara lynch: Strange & Oppositional @ 108 Contemporary (6 p.m. Friday)
  • More on Tulsa Arts District's Facebook event page

5. Tommy Howell Listening Party | Friday

You might know him as C. Thomas Howell, aka Ponyboy Curtis in “The Outsiders.” Now hear his latest album on Feb. 3 at The Outsiders House Museum. Tours begin at 4 p.m. and the listening party for Howell’s “American Storyteller” starts at 6 p.m. $30-$150. Tickets.

6. Cat Daddies premiere | Friday

Circle Cinema will present the Cat Daddies Movie at 7 p.m. Feb. 3. Circle Cinema President Kathy Balsiger will speak before the movie about StreetCats, and information on StreetCats — a local nonprofit shelter — will be available in the lobby. $8-$11.

7. Murder Mystery fundraiser | Friday

The Demand Project is hosting its first-ever murder-mystery fundraiser — 80s style — at Studio 308. Glam up and arrive at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3 to get your picture taken. The fun continues with a mystery to solve with your friends. $50-$90. Tickets

8. Citizen Forester program begins | Saturday

Up With Trees offers a four-session training course on soil analysis, species identification, pests, diseases, pruning and planting that kicks off at 9 a.m. Feb. 4 at the Up With Trees office, 1102 S. Boston Ave. $75. Register here

9. Brahms' Symphony No. 1 | Saturday

At 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4, Tulsa Symphony presents "Captivating,” a show that benefits Tulsa Area United Way. Yaniv Dinur is guest conductor. $20-$75. Tickets

10. Tulsa Women’s Expo | Saturday-Sunday

This two-day event Feb. 4-5 at Expo Square is geared toward women, with more than 200 booths focused on health, wellness, fashion, food, family and more. $5+.

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