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alumni and benefitting student scholarships. Look for a live auction and more.

Community Metcalf Gun Show


Nov. 30-Dec. 1 Oklahoma State Fair Park.

Deluxe Winter Market Nov. 30-Dec. 1 More than 100 local artists bring their wares such as handmade clothing, home décor, art, pet items and accessories to the Chevy Bricktown Events Center. www. Glow on the Green 2013

Dec. 1 The Guthrie Green in downtown Tulsa glows even brighter than usual for the holidays with seasonal colors, hot chocolate, musical numbers from Miracle on 34th Street, Bravo Brass and festivities.

Bird Identification Workshop Dec. 1 This introduction to species found in Mississippi River State Park in Marianna, Ark., will get you in the field and observing like an expert in no time. All Nations Powwow

Dec. 1 All are welcome to the sixth annual Native American dance event at Ada’s East Central University.

150th Anniversary of the Battle of Prairie Grove Re-enactment Dec. 1-2 Visit

Arkansas’ Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park and join Civil War re-enactors and other spectators in remembering this important battle. prairiegrovebattlefield

ART AHCT Member Organization Expo So you still haven’t visited the Hardesty Arts Center in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District? That’s okay, and your timing will be spot on when the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa presents its Member Organization Expo, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. Member organizations such as the 108 Contemporary Gallery, Playhouse Tulsa Theatre, Choregus Productions, Tulsa Camerata, Theatre North and the Tulsa Art Deco Museum are just a few of the more than 20 anticipated for this new event just in time for December’s First Friday Art Crawl. The best part is visitors to the center, 101 E. Archer St., will get to see what each arts group is about. Visual and performing arts organizations as well as music and dance groups will be represented offering a glimpse of their works, discounted tickets to events and much more. Read more at In a Glorious Light Thru March 16 Philbrook Museum of Art displays the masterworks of the Taos Society of Artists, revealing the art colony’s history and the environment’s influence on members’ art. www. On Assignment: The Photojournalism of Horace Bristol Thru March 16 His images of

migrant workers in California during the Great Depression brought him critical acclaim and notice, but Horace Bristol brought images from around the world to vivid reality for his audience. The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art exhibits some of his best.

honors the late Apache artist Allan Houser on his 100th birthday with an exhibit of his work from the permanent collection as well as those by artists he mentored. www.

Identity & Inspiration

Thru June 29 Philbrook Downtown showcases pieces from Philbrook Museum of Art’s collection of Native American art with historic and traditional works as well as contemporary pieces.

Opening Abstraction

Thru June 29 This exhibit of abstract works in a variety of manifestations opened the Philbrook Downtown contemporary gallery in Tulsa’s Brady District.

brary Trust honors writer Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day) with its 2013 award at Southern Hills Country Club. 918.549.7366

Toast ’22

Dec. 6 Theatre Tulsa celebrates its legacy, which goes all the way back to 1922, at Topeca Coffee Roastery with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, the jazz ensemble 7 Blue Trio and more great fun. www.theatretulsa. org

Fashion Atlantis OKC

Dec. 7 The Under Water Fashion Experience will be hosted by Kayla Ferrel of TV’s America’s Next Top Model at the Oklahoma City Farmers Public Market with VIP dining, a fashion show, after party and more.

First Friday Gallery Walk Ongoing The galleries of OKC’s Paseo Arts District welcome all each month.

Ongoing A monthly celebration of arts in Norman.

Ongoing Free admission to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum the first full weekend of every month.

Chuck Close: Works on Paper at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Folio Editions: Art in the Service of Science Thru March 30 Gilcrease Museum brings

the works of artists created for research following scientific expeditions to show the places, people, plants and animals encountered in this exhibit. www.gilcrease.

Allan Houser and His Students

Thru May 11 The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum


Journey to Bethlehem Arctic Monkeys at Cain’s Ballroom

Christmas Tea with the Queen

Dec. 7-8 Sip tea with Queen Elizabeth at Overholser Mansion with entertainment, a silent auction and period fashion show for Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park. www.

nual event features a silent auction and live auction plus a fashion show with local TV celebrities. www.

RSVP Annual Dinner Dec. 10 RSVP board officers and the advisory council meet for the annual meeting and holiday dinner and to hold elections. www.

Tinsel and Tini’s Preview Party

Dec. 5 Join Junior League of Tulsa for the annual kick-off event of the annual Holiday Market with wine pull, hors d’oeuvres and designer fun at Expo Square. www.

Women Who Care Share Luncheon

Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award Dinner Dec. 6 The Tulsa Li-

Emerald Ball


Dec. 5 Experience an old-fashioned Christmas with treats and entertainment at the Harn Homestead & 1889ers Museum in Oklahoma City.

place at Expo Square and features more great items for gift giving and more. See website for market events schedule.

Weekends On Us

Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Christmas Luncheon Dec. 3 The 61st an-

Territorial Christmas Celebration

Junior League of Tulsa Holiday Market Dec. 5-8 The annual holiday gift market takes

2nd Friday Circuit Art

November-January 2014 The Children’s Center’s annual gift drive from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day helps families in need with basic care goods for children along with a Christmas wish. www.

Dec. 3 Top culinary experts demonstrate techniques and new methods to make holiday favorites even better at the Rose State Performing Arts Theatre in Midwest City.

Dec. 5-8 Join Christview Christian Church of Tulsa brings back its popular living Nativity outdoor walk with a large cast, live animals and song.

Ongoing Stroll the Brady Arts District in Tulsa for new exhibitions as well as live music and other events.

Holiday Helpers

Taste of Home Cooking School

Bethlehem Walk

First Friday Art Crawl

Charitable Events

OKC’s Downtown in December

Dec. 13 Join YWCA Oklahoma City and businesswomen in the community for an event filled with stories of survival and triumph over domestic violence. www. Dec. 14 Tahlequah’s Northeastern State University and the NSU Alumni Association host the 16th annual gala honoring the school’s distinguished

Dec. 5-8 Oklahoma City’s Forest Hill Christian Church brings the Nativity to life with an interactive, guided outdoor tour of the Christmas experience.

UCO WinterGlow Dec. 6 The University of Central Oklahoma campus in Edmond lights with warmth, Santa and family festivities for the holidays. www.uco. edu Christkindlmarkt 2013

Dec. 6-8 Visit the German-American Society of Tulsa for a taste of Christmas in Germany with authentic imported gift items at the market, foods and activities.

Boys Ranch Town Drive-Thru Christmas Pageant Dec. 6-8 Join the Edmond commu-

nity and visitors from across the state to this outdoor living Nativity attraction.

Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award presentation Dec. 7 Kazuo

Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day) is this year’s award recipient from the Tulsa Library Trust and will speak about his work at the Hardesty Regional Library. www.

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