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Willie Nelson | 9 The red-haired rebel, family and Honeysuckle Rose III roll into The Joint. Harlem Globetrotters | 10 They may act like clowns, but their brand of hilarity takes nothing away from their hoop skills. As the Eagles Fly | 13 As the chilly veil of winter spreads across the plains, hundreds of bald eagles make their way to northeastern Oklahoma. Campbell Hotel | 14  With rooms inspired by Oklahoma’s rich history, this treasure on Route 66 provides more than just a quality night’s sleep.

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Recipe for Success | 18  With the restaurant landscape in constant change, fundamentals and core values are more important than ever in creating experiences that resonate with consumers. Just ask Justin Thompson who creatively opened, to white-hot reviews, vastly different establishments in the last three years that continue to burn bright. Money Matters | 32 Don’t get tripped up when tipping. When Camping Calls | 34 Pack and prepare right before playing outside.

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Willie Nelson The red-haired rebel, Family and Honeysuckle Rose III roll into The Joint

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hen Bob Dylan wrote “he who is not busy being born is busy dying,” could easily have been talking about Willie Nelson. Although Nelson is one of the few genuine musical icons, the 80-year-old singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor continues to be a restlessly creative soul. Moreover, like the proverbial phoenix, he has perpetually renewed his artistic vision throughout a career that spans more than 50 years, 100+ albums and literally countless miles on the road.

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Q: You have a long history with the state of Oklahoma. What comes to mind when someone mentions the Sooner state? A: Well some of my early years were spent listening to KVOO radio and Bob Wills from Cain’s Ballroom. I can still think of nothing better than listening and trying to play along with Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. KVOO is a founder of true country radio. They were broadcasting history the entire time. Q: Your fans have been telling us that they really appreciate you playing the smaller markets. A: Well, that sure is good to hear. The smaller towns in Oklahoma and the entire United States are special to me. Some of my more devoted fans come from the rural part of society, which is a good thing. I like open spaces, ranch land, farms and wilderness. I guess this is why I like the life of a traveling musician. Music truly is the only sensual pleasure without vice. Q: Oklahoma has produced many fine guitar pickers, as has Texas. A: You know Charlie Christian shared Texas and Oklahoma as living quarters before moving on to greatness. Boy, could that young man play the electric guitar. Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan, T-Bone Walker and Freddie King come to mind when you mention Texas. Vince Gill is incredible on any stringed instrument. There are so many great and unheard-of guitar players out in the world. I am glad that I can still make a decent living playing mine. Q: What are some of your favorite Oklahoma memories? A: Cain’s Ballroom was the place that every country musician dreamed of playing. To stand under the Bob Wills sign on that stage truly was a lovely experience. It is a unique venue in the fact that there are not many like it still around. Q: What are some of the stranger things that fans have given you over the years? A: In Muskogee, this woman gave me a handmade doll. It honestly looked exactly like me. I receive a lot of music and songs. Some of it

is good and more than its share is not. Folks make me hats and guitar straps. They still try to hand me marijuana. The fans mean more to me than most people realize. They played a big part in all of this. I try to meet as many of them as I possibly can. I did have a minor incident with one who grabbed my hand a little hard. He tweaked a few of my tendons. I have to be careful with that part of show business. Q: Do you like the entire process of recording an album? A: For the most part, yes. I try to go into the studio when I am ready to be in one. Unless someone who I have always wanted to record with looks me up, I try to do the studio thing when I want to. Creating music is a fabulous thing. We, as musicians, are aware that this is the way things have to be. It can be a pain when the process breaks down or is not working out. It costs a hell of a lot of money to record an album. Therefore, a lot of thought goes into recording a Willie Nelson album. After this process completes itself, the Family and I usually are ready for the road and all of its adventures. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino: The Joint Feb. 6 | 8p Tickets: $50, $60 Phone: 918.384.ROCK


Buckets Blakes The Harlem Globetrotters may act like clowns, but their brand of hilarity takes nothing away from their hoop skills

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n entertaining mix of theater, comedy and athleticism, the Harlem Globetrotters, now based out of Phoenix, Ariz., have been playing their fabulous brand of ball since 1927. Barnstorming the globe and dousing kids (and kids at heart) with confetti, ball handling and “Sweet Georgia Brown,” the Globetrotters put on a show that’s equal parts pick (from the audience) and roll (with the unexpected) that culminates in audience participation, plenty of laughs and a handful of professional basketball wow moments. Blakes, a 12-year veteran of the organization, and his teammates are dribbling in to Tulsa on Feb. 7 as part of the organization’s “Fans Rule” tour.

Q: With this state being so Oklahoma City Thunder crazy, are you guys expecting a good show when you come to Tulsa? A: Absolutely. We have fun no matter where we play, but the fans are always great. I’ve played in Tulsa before when I was in college [Blakes played collegiately at the University of Wyoming]. It was obvious that people in Tulsa really like their basketball. We feed off the crowd so I think it will be a great show. Q: In terms of a “show,” how much of what you guys do is scripted and how much is “real” basketball? A: When we’re on the court playing, it’s all real. No one wants to let his man blow by him for an easy basket. But basketball is a fun game and we try to bring that part to the court in entertaining ways. Dunks and baskets are great, but when you get a kid out on the court and they respond in certain ways that get the whole place giggling, that’s what it’s all about. Those moments are great. Q: Fans have always had a pretty big impact on a Globetrotter game, but this year they’re getting even more power. A: Yeah, they get to vote on special rules that we use during the game. It takes the game to another level. Things like “Make or Miss,” “6 on 5” and “Trick Shot Challenge.” You never know what’s going to happen or how it will affect the final score. They vote on our website [www.harlemglobetrotters.com] for the rules during the first three quarters. The fourth-quarter vote is done live with cheers and a show of hands. Q: I’m guessing based on your name that you’re a scorer so which fan rule fits your game better? A: I definitely like when the Trick Shot Challenge happens. Each coach gets three challenges during the quarter. If you answer the

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challenge and make the shot your team gets 5 points. Miss it and the other team gets the points. Q: You make more than you miss? A: Absolutely. No one can hit more of those things then me. Q: How about Kevin Durant? A: I don’t know him, but I used to play some with James Harden. He’s from my state [Arizona] and we’ve played in summer stuff together. Q: Can you take Harden in a game of 21? A: We don’t play 21 anymore. I can’t remember the last time I’ve played that game it’s been so long. But I’m pretty confident in my skills. Those guys [NBA] know we can ball. All of the Globetrotters were great players on the collegiate or professional level. Q: So your best five against an NBA team. Who wins that? A: We’d do OK.

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As the Eagles Fly As the chilly veil of winter spreads across the plains, hundreds of bald eagles make their way to northeastern Oklahoma

Sequoyah State Park, located on the shores of Fort Gibson Lake in northeastern Oklahoma, is a fantastic location to spot the area’s bald eagles in action. Hills slope down to the lake’s 225 miles of tree-lined shoreline, providing an ideal habitat for the eagles. Meet at the Three Forks Nature Center for an educational presentation about eagles, and then stick around for a chance to meet the center’s resident eagle before venturing out into the park.

Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge

Bring your binoculars and hiking boots to the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge and venture out to spot southern bald eagles on the nest. Located along the upper half of the Robert S. Kerr Reservoir south of Vian, the refuge is known for its winter eagle sightings along numerous hiking trails and observation areas scattered throughout the park. This picturesque area of northeast Oklahoma is a haven for a variety of wintering birds and wildlife with plentiful shoreline, river bottoms and wooded swampland.

Keystone Lake & Keystone State Park

A favorite fishing area for migrating bald eagles, Keystone Lake consistently attracts eagles each winter to its eastern shores. Located on the Arkansas River about 23 miles west of downtown Tulsa, Keystone Lake and Keystone State Park offer numerous opportunities to see eagles as they dive for fish around Keystone Dam or as they soar above the park’s lakeside, wooded hiking trails. Make your way over to the Eagle Overlook Platform in the Brush Creek area below the dam to watch as these elegant creatures capture fish in the calm waters of the lake.

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• The best time to observe eagles is around sunrise or sunset. • Wear warm, neutral-colored clothing and appropriate outerwear. Winters in Oklahoma can be cold and windy, so bring along a warm coat, gloves, hat and scarf. • Bring binoculars, a camera (preferably with a zoom lens), and a field guide to help you identify eagles and other bird species you may find along the way. • For some of the eagle-viewing events, a portable camp chair or lawn chair is recommended. • Always call ahead to state parks or wildlife management areas for up-to-date eagle viewing information before your trip.

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The bald eagle’s trek into Oklahoma begins in November and early December, and peaks in January and February, when numerous bald eagle watching events pop up around the state to take advantage of the increased numbers. Primarily a fish-eater, the bald eagle prefers to settle near Oklahoma’s lakes and rivers for easy access to food. Groups of eagles will rest together, or “roost,” in trees along the shores, with the same roost trees being used each year. With 7-foot wingspans and bright white crowns, the grand size and distinguished appearance of these birds make them easy to spot and watch. As birders have long known, watching a bald eagle in its daily routine is awe-inspiring.

Eagle Viewing Hot Spots in Green Country Sequoyah State Park

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Fall under the Valentine spell in one of 26 uniquely decorated rooms

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on’t let the outside fool you. Whoever came up the proverb “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” could easily have been talking about The Campbell Hotel. As unassuming as this grande dame is from the street level, step past the front door and you’ll be blown away by luxurious surroundings and plenty of character.

A short walk from the University of Tulsa, The Campbell Hotel offers a warm and welcoming lobby complete with oversize fireplace, wide staircase to the rooms, long dim hallways, wood floors, ceiling terrariums and some of most unique rooms you’ll find in the state. Originally opened in 1927 as the Casa Loma Hotel by Max Campbell on the second floor of the building, it featured 36 rooms and six bathrooms. The hotel was a destination for many traveling salesmen due to its convenient location on both Route 66 and at the end of the 11th Street Trolley. Salesmen would walk up the grand staircase, check in, hop on the trolley, peddle their goods, return and spend the night before continuing their travels on the Mother Road. The price was another factor for travelers. It cost about 50 cents less to stay at The Casa Loma—which at the time was on the outskirts of Tulsa—then to stay in what is now called downtown.

The Casa Loma Hotel was in operation from 1927 to about 1960. While all of that was going on upstairs, the lower level was a variety of different retail shops including a Safeway grocery store, a drug store, Casa Loma Barber Shop, and a Piggly Wiggly to name just a few. Later the building was bought by Wilkerson Chevrolet and turned into a paint and body shop. After that closed, the building sat vacant for a number of years until the current owners bought it in 2008 and began renovations in 2009.

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Every room in this beautiful Spanish Colonial revival building has been completely restored, and many rooms reflect some aspect of Oklahoma history with a mix of modern amenities and vintage touches. All rooms have been lavishly decorated by Tulsa’s most elite designers, and touches of thoughtful luxury can be found throughout the unique guestrooms and suites. Whether you choose the Leon Russell Room, Tulsa Art Deco Room, Route 66 Suite, Oil Barons Suite, or any of our other elegant rooms, you will find opportunities to experience a piece of history during your stay.

space, the property offers full salon and spa services at the relaxing, indulgent Spa Maxx. The Campbell Hotel is conveniently located near ONEOK Field, Cherry Street, Brookside, Utica Square and downtown Tulsa.

Lavish in-room amenities include elegant furnishings and designer linens, custom window treatments, natural stone countertops, refinished hardwood floors, vessel sink, LCD HD 40-inch flat-screen television, Keurig coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, recessed bathroom heating, easily accessible receptacles and air mattresses upon request. And if leaving home without man’s best friend is not an option, fear not as The Campbell Hotel is pet friendly. In addition to guestrooms and event the maxXwellS restaurant

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In 2011, The Campbell Hotel opened and was featured as the host of the Designer Showcase that brought in designers from all over the area to decorate not only the rooms, but also the public spaces.

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Success By Chris Greer t’s mid-January and no one is eating at Prhyme Steakhouse. It’s closed. A strange occurrence for sure considering it’s Sunday, traditionally one of the busiest nights and a power player in a restaurant’s bottom line.

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Instead of plating one of their hallmark 30-day, dry-aged rib eyes freshly removed from the 1,600-degree broiler, the Prhyme management and staff along with those from sister locations Juniper and Tavolo are packed into Bar46 in the Brady Arts District shooting pool, watching NFL playoffs and unwinding during a late-arriving holiday party. Busy serving the Tulsa masses in the three downtown locations over the actual holidays, this was the first opportunity Justin Thompson was afforded to provide his team a well-deserved break and time of reflection on another year of dishing out great eats and entertainment. And the money lost by not being open? While profits are not off his radar … after all zero profits usually translates to zero restaurant … there are other considerations that he values more.


“Sure we all want to make money, but it’s not the reason I do this,” says Thompson while seated near a floorto-ceiling window at Tavolo, located in the former Edward Delk’s on Boston Avenue in the art deco Philtower. “There are competitive pressures to succeed and be profitable. But it’s passion that drives me. Playing with food, providing an incredible experience for customers and giving 85-90 people the ability to work and pay their mortgages … those things mean more to me than loads of money or having my name over a marquee.”

And it’s no fluke. With no sense of entitlement despite a resume that affords him such privilege having left his mark at The Brasserie, Sonoma, Duke’s, Polo Grill and Ciao, Baby!, Thompson has demonstrated a particular genius embarking on new culinary journeys with a clear vision of keeping menus interesting and surroundings lively. If he wanted to be purely financial, he could easily have opened the same concept over and over again. Instead he opted to contribute and preserve the culture of food and a great

“Success can’t be measured until you’re done. I’ve never been ready to start patting myself on the back,” he says. “As they say, you’re only as good as your last meal. I’m not in the business of buying into being complacent or arrogant.” He’s built his reputation and success around a core ideology that values weigh much heavier than just making Benjamins. And it’s that strong sense of identity and a thread of continuity that holds them together. There is no undisciplined pursuit of the “next big thing” with Thompson, who says that the three restaurants are “profitable and meeting expectations,” because he has strategically not tried to grow beyond his ability to fill key seats with just the right people. Armed with a home-grown management team that preserves his values in a gut-level way that outsiders may not grasp, Thompson has pulled off his three-peat by assigning trusted managers possessing skill and creativity, all the while maintaining the idea that dining out is supposed to be fun.

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Thompson, an It-Guy restaurateur in a city known for big ideas and sometimes bigger egos, is a strong entrepreneurial founder who guides the growth of his three very distinct, yet trait-sharing restaurants with a passion to get the basics rights. From Tavolo (meaning “come to the table”), an Italian bistro; to Juniper that features plates with Italian, French, American and Spanish influences; to Prhyme which exudes the classic steakhouse yet provides a modern-day twist with an entrancing presentation of choice cuts, Thompson has created a portfolio of vastly different restaurants that opened white hot in the last three years and still burn brightly.

dining experience in three unique settings with a strong, deliberate and measured approach.

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The agents of change, who assist Thompson in moving the properties in exciting new directions include T.C. Leroy (Prhyme general manager), Joe Breaux (Prhyme sommelier), Kristen Villareal (Tavolo general manager) and Heather Dusenberry (Juniper general manager).

“One of the great things about Justin is that he’s very open to ideas from anyone,” says Villareal, who has worked with Thompson in many capacities at various locations over the years. “Most of the time, you hear of bosses who want it done their way. Or chefs who would be insulted if you made a comment about a dish. But not Justin. “He’s always been approachable. Almost 99.9 percent of the time, if we come to him with an idea he backs us and trusts our reasoning because we’re all in this together.” Many restaurants don’t survive a year in this economy and the failures are rarely tied to what the world does to them or the changes around them, but because of what they do to themselves. Often that includes ignoring the voice of the consumer. “People have a reaction to food that is sometimes good and sometimes bad,” Thompson says. “Maybe they’ve just had a bad day and you get the brunt of it for no reason. Or maybe we just flat out screwed up in meeting their needs. Either way, you have to get honed in to your guests’ feedback and listen intently to what they have to say. I can’t tell you how many times a customer has told me or my management team something that helped us better position ourselves to improve our food or service. “We will always go above and beyond for our guests. Service is our primary goal and we hope to always exceed our guests’ expectations.” And it’s not just lip service. In reviewing social media sites like Trip Advisor, Urbanspoon and Yelp, you can find Thompson personally replying to comments made about his restaurants. “We give everyone a voice from the people who bus the tables and wait staff, to our customers and those who post things online,” says Leroy. “Words definitely carry weight around here.” So do terrific menus that utilize a local farm-to-table concept. From its quaint lower level bar and lounge area, to the second-story views, Tavolo offers a family-friendly, upscale environment with Tuscan textures and colors highlighting the room. Choose from plenty of main course options, from meat and seafood to pasta. Tavolo makes its pasta in house and procures high-quality meats and safe harbor-certified seafood for dishes like spaghetti pomodoro, pan seared trout, garlic herb chicken, veal marsala and braised pork shank.


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With a warm, inviting ambiance, Prhyme prides itself on intriguing appetizers, ample sides and well-marbled beef that can be selected from grass-fed; 21-day, wet-aged; and 40-day, dry-aged. Highlights include a 6-ounce petite filet mignon; 30-day, dry-aged NY strip; Australian lamb chops with rosemary parsnip risotto, apple and fennel compote and a demi-glace; and a veal

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Juniper, which is fun, energetic and has a beat all it’s own, offers an elegant space suitable for a specialoccasion dinner, yet cozy enough for a casual meal. Specialty entrees run the gamut from tender, classically prepared paneed rosemary chicken or seared Chilean sea bass layered with carrot ginger broth to brown butter trout, chicken pot pie, bison burger and braised pork cheek stroganoff. A handsome bar offers thousands of unique, barrelaged cocktails, scotch flights and vintage wines.


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America’s Favorite Dancers Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

Derek Hough is an American dancer and choreographer best known for his work, since September 2007, on the television dance-competition series Dancing with the Stars, on which he has won five seasons.

Feb. 1-Feb. 2

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change Tulsa Performing Arts Center

It’s everything you’ve ever secretly thought about love, romance and relationships, but were afraid to say out loud. Told as a series of vignettes, this riotous musical follows the twists and turns of modern-day relationships. As honest as it is hysterical, this is the perfect date night for couples who love to laugh. Off-Broadway’s second longest-running musical was created by playwright/lyricist Joe DiPietro (Memphis) and composer Jimmy Roberts (The Thing About Men).

Feb. 1-Feb. 2

Tulsa Boat, Sport and Travel Show River Spirit Expo at Expo Square

More than five football fields of pontoon boats, cabin cruisers, yachts, RVs and campers will be available for area residents and shoppers to board. Vehicles and gear of all shapes and sizes will be showcased. Whether you like fishing, sailing, cruising, skiing, wakeboarding, or just want to pick up parts and accessories, the week-long, valuedriven sale will have something for everyone. Representatives from manufacturers and area boat and RV area dealerships, as well

as top fishing experts and product vendors, will be at the show to answer questions and provide information on the latest watercraft, camping accessories and angling tackle. Plus, don’t miss special features like the Oklahoma Bass Tub, seminars hosted by professional fishermen, the chance to try out scuba diving in a heated pool and host of activities for kids.

Feb. 1-Feb. 2

Beauty and the Beast Tulsa Performing Arts Center

A fairy tale love story comes to life in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, a lush, romantic Broadway musical for all generations. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle ran on Broadway for 13 years and has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. Filled with unforgettable characters and lavish sets and costumes, Beauty and the Beast features dazzling production numbers, including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song.

Feb. 3

The Scintas Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

Frankie and Joe Scinta have been performing together since they were kids. Along with fellow Buffalo, N.Y. native Janien Valentine, they put on a show that makes everyone in the audience feel like family. The Scintas’ impressive musical talent is the backbone of the show, but the performers’ playful comedy keeps guests laughing the whole way through. Joe and Frankie’s “celebrity guests” round out the cast and bring classic songs back to life.

Feb. 5

Pentatonix Cain’s Ballroom

Tickets: $24-$39 Vocal sensations and winners of season three of NBC’s The Sing-Off, Pentatonix are taking instrument-free music far beyond anyone’s wildest expectations. Named after the world’s most widely recognized fivenote musical scale, this vocal quintet has transformed one of pop music’s purest and most soulful expressions into an exciting future, filled with limitless sonic possibility.

Feb. 6

Tulsa Business Forums Presents Ben Stein Renaissance Hotel

Tickets: $85 Stein is an American actor, writer, lawyer, and commentator on political and economic issues. He attained early success as a speechwriter for American presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Later, he entered the entertainment field and became an actor, comedian, and Emmy Awardwinning game show host.

Feb. 6

Gungor Cain’s Ballroom

Tickets: $18-$35 This is a group that believes listeners are intelligent enough to appreciate lyrical metaphor and allegory along with intricate time signatures and somewhat uncommonly paired instruments in pop or rock music.


Feb. 14

Willie Nelson and Family Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

Nelson’s catalog boasts more than 200 albums and he’s earned every conceivable award and honor to be bestowed a person in his profession. He has also amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist.

Feb. 7

Tickets: $23-$118 The world famous Harlem Globetrotters have been thrilling families and millions of fans for 88 years, all the while innovating the game in exciting new ways. Last year, the Globetrotters did something unparalleled in the history of sports and entertainment, letting fans vote on new rules to be used in actual games. It was so much fun, they are doing it again.

Feb. 7-8

Liquid Nitro Arenacross Tulsa Expo Square

Experience two high flying nights of motorized adrenaline pumping action full of qualifying and main events at the AX series. Amazing riders compete on a jump infested arena floor, soaring over 60 feet in the air. From the 50cc kids, to the pros on their 450cc fire breathing MX bikes straight off the AMA Supercross circuit , these guy’s will leave you gasping in amazement.

Feb. 7-9

Home and Garden Show Grove Civic Center

Looking for new ideas and products to improve your home or garden? Browse nearly 100 vendor booths filled with a wide selection of useful products, and attend one of the how-to seminars. Talk to area contractors and check out the latest in home improvements, decorating ideas, landscaping and remodeling tips. The show also offers cooking demonstrations so visitors can either brush up on their cooking skills or learn new tricks in the kitchen.

Tulsa Symphony presents Christina and Michelle Naughton Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Twin sisters Christina and Michelle Naughton have been selected for the feature entertainment in the Tulsa Symphony’s Audience Choice Concert. This event brings the great talent of these sisters together for a performance showcasing Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Saint-Saens’s Symphony No. 3 and Carnival of the Animals. They will perform in the beautiful Chapman Music Hall.

Feb. 8

Home Sweet Home Chocolate Festival Muskogee Civic Center Bring your sweet tooth and get ready for an evening of tempting chocolate delights at the Home Sweet Home Chocolate Festival in Muskogee. Over 30 vendors will present chocolate cakes, chocolate candies and unique creations made of chocolate for guests to sample. The festival also features live entertainment and a silent auction.

Feb. 13

Heart Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band, Heart, stormed the charts in the ‘70’s with hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On,” and so many more. Music by Ann and Nancy Wilson and their band Heart has sold more than 35 million albums, sold out arenas worldwide, and found its way into the soundtrack of American life through radio, motion pictures, television, and associations with branded sponsors.

Feb. 14

Songs from the Heart with Sandi Patty Mabee Center Tickets: $23, $34, $56 Patty is the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music history, with 40 Dove Awards. She was inducted into the

The Fab Four have travelled the world performing classic Beatles hits, and the group’s unparalleled precision and Emmy award-winning performance recaptures the excitement and sounds of this legendary band. The band includes singer, rhythm guitarist, keyboardist Ronald McNeil (John Lennon); singer, bassist, keyboardist Andy Sarraf (Paul McCartney); lead guitarist, singer Gavin Pring (George Harrison); and drummer, singer Erik Fidel (Ringo Starr). Great care and attention has been made in recreating the song performances note-fornote, as well as in-stage appearance and sound. The band wears the familiar “fab gear” (Pierre Cardin suits, Cuban heel boots), and play vintage ‘60s era equipment, including Ludwig drums, Hoffner bass, as well as Gretsch and Rickenbacker guitars. Unlike other Beatle tribute bands, The Fab Four do not employ a “fifth Beatle” to provide added percussion, piano, synth-string and horn arrangements. Instead, all vocal and instrumental parts are recreated live exclusively by the four multi-talented cast members themselves. Individually, the degree to which each cast member looks and sounds like the originals tends to vary from song to song, and from era to era as moustaches and beards are added with McNeil and Sarraf bearing the greatest physical and vocal resemblance to their characters.

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The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute River Spirit Event Center The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute has been called the best Beatles’ tribute ever by many media outlets. The Fab Four take their audience on a musical journey, beginning with the Beatles’ 1964 performance on the Ed Sullivan Show and continues through Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band to Abbey Road.


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Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2004 and as an Indiana Living Legend in 2007. She has released over 30 albums.

Feb. 14-16

Vintage Tulsa Show Tulsa Expo Square

Some of the finest vintage and antique dealers in the nation are headed to Tulsa to present their wares at the Vintage Tulsa Show. More than 50,000 square feet of merchandise will be set up at this show to the delight of antique and vintage lovers. Browse row after row of unique goods in a climate-controlled space with concessions available. From antique furniture and collectibles to vintage clothing and linens, find it all at the Vintage Tulsa Show.

Feb. 14-16

Get swept up in the romance of the fairytale you know and love, when a prince, a fairy godmother, one lost glass slipper - and a little magic - help bring a young girl’s dream to life ballet style.

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This show is host to a variety of outdoor entertainment, products, and good family fun that everyone can enjoy. The Tulsa show features boats, fishing tackle, ATVs, hunting gear, apparel, and much more. There will be activities and attractions for all ages like the kid fishing pond, fetch and fish dog jumping show, bow fishing and archery.

Feb. 14-16

50th Darryl Starbird’s Rod and Custom Car Show River Spirit Expo Square

Tickets: $10, $15, $25 Over 1,000 cars on display over this threeday event now in it’s 50th year. Check out Starbird’s latest bubble top creation, the Moonbird, an extensively customized 1957 Cadillac Brougham. This event features the largest gathering of bubble topped cars in one show from crafters such as Starbird, Roth, Titus and Fritz. The Fine Nine will be competing for $10,000 and one of the most sought after titles in the custom car world.

Feb. 16

Steven Curtis Chapman BOK Center

Tickets: $20-$57 With a career that boasts 47 No. 1 singles and 11 million career albums sold, The Glorious Unfolding marks Chapman’s first all-new studio record in over seven years. Hailed as a “landmark achievement and a career-defining record” by NewReleaseTuesday.com, the album received an impressive amount of acclaim and represents an important shift of mood in Chapman’s life and music.

This special event will be held on Friday, Feb. 14 from 6:30-10 p.m. The aquarium will close its doors at 6 p.m. to the general public and reopen at 6:30 p.m. for guests with reservations. Packages are priced per couple and include aquarium entry, one welcome drink for each, a three-course dinner for two, a caricature portrait, commemorative picture frame and behind-the-scenes tours. Prices range from $125 (seating for two in the Ecozone) to $900 (seating for eight in the center of the Shark Tank Dome). For more information or to make reservations, call 918.528.1503.

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Tickets: $28-$43 Taking influence from metal, and hip hop, Excision is a dubstep artist who must be heard to fully believe. At only 22, this young Canadian’s passion for music has already driven him to become one of the biggest dubstep acts of North America.

More than 50 of his singles have appeared on Billboard’s list of the Top 30 Country Songs. Of Jackson’s entries, 35 were No. 1 hits, with 50 in the Top 10. He is the recipient of two Grammys, 16 CMA Awards, 17 ACM Awards and nominee of multiple other awards.

Excision Cain’s Ballroom

Feb. 22

Imagine Dragons BOK Center

Tickets: $25-$45 Rolling Stone proclaimed Imagine Dragons “the biggest breakout of the year” and Entertainment Weekly called 2013 the “Year of the Dragons” while Billboard noted, “Imagine Dragons are rock’s 2013 live breakout.” The band will donate 100 percent of their net proceeds from this performance to The Tyler Robinson Foundation which is dedicated to providing financial assistance to families with children battling cancer.

Feb. 24

University of Tulsa Spring Film Festival Lorton Performance Center Exclusive lineup of student films, a juried competition, prizes and refreshments. Admission is free.

Feb. 28-March 2

Elmer Gantry Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Don’t miss the Oklahoma premiere of this Grammy-award winning new opera by Robert Aldridge. Based on the novel by Nobel laureate Sinclair Lewis and the 1960 film with Burt Lancaster, this is the story of the rise and fall of a charismatic but unscrupulous adventurer who finds fame and fortune by joining the Evangelical movement in the 1920’s Midwest. Sung in English.

Alan Jackson Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

Feb. 28-March 2

Outdoor Sporting Expo Claremore Expo Center

Take a walk on the wild side at the Outdoor Sporting Expo. This three-day hunting and fishing expo features exhibits on hunting, fishing, travel and leisure. If you love the outdoors, make your way to this popular trade show for fun activities like archery, horseback riding and more. From the beginner to the expert, you are sure to find a place to escape. Guests will also have the chance to meet-and-greet with celebrities and see demonstrations.

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Hugs ‘n Fishes Valentine’s Day Dinner Oklahoma Aquarium Couples can get lost in a sea of love with a night out at the second annual Hugs and Fishes Valentine’s Day Dinner. Enjoy dinner, drinks and a stroll through the aquarium at night while enjoying the romantic sounds of local musician, Amy Cottingham.

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Cinderella Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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Grand Lake Boat and Sport Show Grove Civic Center

Visitors to this event will find a wide array of boat dealers, RV dealers and miscellaneous sport vendors. Browse through a large selection of watercraft, boats, RVs, fishing tackle, clothing and other sporting products. All boats and RVs featured at this show are completely new. This event will also feature hourly giveaways as well as arts and crafts from a variety of vendors. Our events section provides a reliable and diverse overview of quality happenings in Tulsa and the Green Country area. To submit an event, email the following information to events@previewgreencountry.com • Date • Event Name • Location/Venue • Ticket Costs • Contact Number

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The Monuments Men | Feb 7 Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray and Cate Blanchett RoboCop | Feb. 12 The year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years - and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front. When Alex Murphy - a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit - is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. Cast: Joel Kinnaman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman 3 Days to Kill | Feb. 21 Kevin Costner is a dangerous international spy, who is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he’s previously kept at arm’s length to keep out of danger. But first, he must complete one last mission. Cast: Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, Connie Nielsen Non-Stop | Feb. 28 Non-Stop, a suspense thriller played out at 40,000 feet in the air. During a transatlantic flight from New York City to London, U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks receives a series of cryptic text messages demanding that he instruct the airline to transfer $150 million into an off-shore account. Until he secures the money, a passenger on his flight will be killed every 20 minutes. Cast: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore

Admiral Twin Drive-In 7355 E. Easton Tulsa, OK 918.392.9959

B&B Sapulpa Cinema 8 1245 New Sapulpa Road Sapulpa, OK 918.227.7469

Dickinson Starworld 20 10301 S. Memorial Drive Tulsa, OK 918.369.7469

AMC Southroads 20 4923 E. 41st Street Tulsa, OK 888.AMC.4FUN

Cinemark Broken Arrow 1801 E. Hillside Drive Broken Arrow, OK 800.FAN.DANG

Eton Square 6 Cinemas 8421 E. 61st Street Tulsa, OK 918.286.2618

Cinemark Cinema Sand Springs 1112 E. Charles Page Boulevard Sand Springs, OK 800.FAN.DANG (#1407)

Cinemark Tulsa 10802 E. 71st South Tulsa, OK 800.FAN.DANG (#1128)

Regal Promenade Palace Stadium 12 4107 S. Yale Tulsa, OK 800.326.3264

Cinemark Movie 8 6808 S. Memorial Tulsa, OK 800.FAN.DANG (#1429) Super Saver Cinema 5970 E. 31st Street Tulsa, OK 918.551.7002 B&B Claremore Cinema 8 1407 W. Country Club Rd. Claremore, OK 918.342.2422

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Miss McGillicutty’s Antiques Something old every time you visit with over 30 dealers offering antiques, collectibles and home decor. 106 E. Main. Monday-Saturday (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.), Sunday (1-5 p.m.). 918.298.7997

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Yesterday & Today’s Antique Mall Art, jewelry, toys, books, wind chimes, glassware, crafts, furniture, DVDs, records, trains and unique hard-tofind items. 406 N. Main St. TuesdaySaturday (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

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B&B Resale Eclectic variety of antiques, collectibles, household wares, glassware, and vintage furniture. Exceptional quality at low prices featuring the good, bad and the ugly. 3213 E. 15th St. 918.260.7793 I-44 Antique Mall & Collectibles Fifty dealers and over 9,000 square feet of antiques, glass, china, retro, art, furniture, jewelry, sports memorabilia, clocks and pottery. 5111 S. Peoria. 918.712.2222 Saturday Flea Market Over 200 vendors both inside and out with loads of parking. Antiques, collectibles and other new and used

items. I-44 West and 51st St. exit (223B). Friday (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.), Saturday (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.), Sunday (1-5 p.m.) 918.445.3532 Tulsa Stained Glass Custom-stained glass and supplies. Classes available and art play center. 7976 E. 41st St. Monday-Saturday (8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.) 918.664.8604

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Crafted: An Artisan Boutique Boutique specializing in handmade products from Oklahoma artisans. 512 W. Will Rogers Blvd. Tuesday-Saturday (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.), Sunday (1-5 p.m.) Hoover’s Have All Mall Old and new antiques and collectibles. 714 W. Will Rogers Blvd. Open seven days a week at 10 a.m. Rusted Rabbit Resale New and used furniture and household items. 511 E. Patti Page Blvd. MondaySaturday (9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.), Sunday (1-5 p.m.) 918.341.3392 The Sugar Boutique Vintage furniture, apparel and gift items. 526 W. Will Rogers Blvd. Tuesday (10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.), Saturday (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) 918.283.4000

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Willow Tree Mall Chalk paint, vintage furniture, candles, Okie dirt and 100 booths in a wonderful variety mall. 522 W. Will Rogers Blvd. Open seven days a week. 918.231.8645

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Har-Ber Village One of the largest outdoor antique museums and walk-through villages in the state. 4404 W. 20th St. MondaySaturday (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.), Sunday (12:30-6 p.m.) 918.786.6446


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When Camping Calls Pack and prepare right before playing outside

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ach year millions of people venture outside their climatecontrolled dwellings, leaving fully stocked refrigerators and functioning plumbing behind for a few days or weeks of frolicking in one of Mother Nature’s playgrounds. And it’s easy to get back to nature in one of the many state parks in the Green Country region including Sequoyah, Osage Hills, Okmulgee, Dripping Springs, Natural Falls, Lake Eufaula, Keystone, Greenleaf, Grand Lake and Cherokee Landing. Whether you choose to set up camp at state parks, resorts and campgrounds or you prefer the adrenaline rush of camping in the wild, being smarter than the average bear can heavily factor into whether your first experience is your last. • Plan Ahead: Make sure to leave a copy of your travel plans with a friend or relative. If something should happen, there will be a record of where you plan to be on certain days. •T  ents and Sleeping Bags: Unless you are RV camping you’re going to need a tent and sleeping bag. Before purchasing either, consider where and how they will be used. Some tents, such as expedition domes, are built using a sleek design for deflecting high winds and cold climates. Cabin and one-man tents are designed with high ceilings and vertical walls for ventilation and more room. Many tents built today are made with ease of setup in mind using color-coded clips or pole sleeves. Compactible fiberglass poles are great if you’re looking for durability and minimal space hogs, whereas aluminum ones are lighter and usually stronger but are slightly more awkward to carry long

distances. It’s also important to have a weatherproofed tent with a full-coverage fly for three-season and wet-weather protection. Sleeping bags come in mainly two styles—mummy and rectangular—and two insulation types—goose down and synthetic. Rectangular ones are heavy and offer more room for those who enjoy tossing and turning at night. They can also be zipped together to form multi-person sleep zones. With a tapered design, mummy bags do a better job of retaining heat. If durability, dryer environments and smaller packing are the goal, the down version is probably the best choice although the price tags are a little steeper than the budget-friendly synthetic ones, which dry quicker and require little maintenance. •F  orget-Me-Nots: Other bring-along-camping essentials are portable furniture, coolers, large-volume water containers, aluminum foil, tools, pocket knives, first-aid kit, flashlights or lanterns, insect repellent, storage boxes, toilet paper (it’s like gold in the outdoors), matches, cooking equipment, rain tarp, stove or grill, sunscreen and two-way walkie talkies. Most state and national parks require that you make camping reservations especially during high-traffic times such as summer or holidays. Visit travelok.com/state_parks to view photos, get specific info on each park, book a lodge or cabin and get a tee time. Each park will be able to inform you of their camping policies and regulations. – Chris Greer


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Restaurants

• Giving a server who makes your experience enjoyable 15-20 percent of the pre-taxed check is right in line. Make sure that the restaurant hasn’t automatically added a gratuity to your bill. This is usually done with parties of eight or more people. • Even if you are eating at a self-service style restaurant or buffet, make sure you leave a couple of dollars for the people who refill your drinks and clear plates.

Airport

• Cab drivers should receive 15 percent of the fare plus $1 per bag for getting them out of the trunk and to the curb. • Porters (if available at your airport) get $1 on average size bags. Larger or more cumbersome bags or equipment should increase to $2 each.

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• Doormen who take your luggage into the hotel receive $1-$2 a bag depending on the luxury of accommodations. If someone else takes the bags to your room, they should receive likewise compensation. A larger initial tip upon arrival (like $5) can probably get you a little extra attention during your stay. • Valets get $1-$2 every time they retrieve your automobile. Don’t pay when you leave it (all the tips are split at the end of the shift) unless you ask for specific parking requirements or areas. When unsure whether to tip or not, put yourself in the other person’s work shoes and go with your gut.

• The often forgotten piece of the tipping puzzle, maids should get $1-$5 per day depending on size of room, amount of mess you make and attention to detail they show. It is important to tip each day as a different maid may tend to your room the following night. The tips should be left in a clearly marked envelope and placed on the bed. • When ordering room service, a 15 percent gratuity is usually already added to the bill. Check when the food or drink arrive. If so, then tip the delivery person $1-$2 depending on amount brought to the room. • Concierges are your best bet for getting show tickets, finding seats in restaurants or getting the low down on the city. Accordingly, you should tip for each service provided. Standard rates are between $2-$10 depending on the effort level required to accomplish the task you present them. – Chris Greer


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$: Under $15 $$: $15-$25 $$$: $25-$50 $$$$: Over $50 The following is a select list of restaurants in the Tulsa and Green Country area.

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Baker St. Pub & Grill

A unique spin on the English hangout with a flair for Shepherd’s Pie. Hearty meals in a fun-filled atmosphere. Watch sports while enjoying burgers, nachos, fish and chips and more than 200 distinctive beers.

www.bakerstreetpub.com; 6620 S. Memorial, Tulsa; 918.286.2227 $

Baxter’s Interurban Grill

Quiet, casual and relaxing atmosphere that also doubles as a place to have fun while enjoying a great meal. Menu features a variety of American cuisine, traditional fare and signature dishes.

www.baxtersgrill.com; 717 S. Houston, Tulsa; 918.585.3134 $

Bellacino’s Pizza & Grinders

From fresh salads to oven baked grinders and pizzas, their menu is extensive and features the traditional dishes that make Italian cuisine famous.

www.bellacinostulsa.com; 9521 S. Riverside Drive, Tulsa; 918.299.4433 $

Billy Sims Barbecue

Traditional slow smoked BBQ eats in portions such as Sooner Magic, The Option, The Wishbone, Smoked Jayhawk

Prhyme

Features classic cuts of beef, such as the rib eye, NY strip and filet mignon that is raised and finished in several ways, like grass fed and grain fed prime beef. Seasonal seafood, Australian lamb chops, artistically plated appetizers, classic caviar service and delectable desserts are just some of the tempting tastes also available. www.prhymetulsa.com; 111 N. Main Street, Tulsa; 918.794.7700 $$$

and the Bevo Plate. Twelve locations in the Tulsa and Green Country area.

www.billysimsbbq.com $

Billy’s on the Square

A Tulsa tradition since 1984 for great food and great lunch time fun. Located inside the historic May Building. Whether you just need a quick bite to eat, need a carry out order for everyone at the office or need a place to have a party to get the whole gang together, Billy’s has you covered.

www.billysonthesquare.com; 5th and Main, Tulsa; 918.583.8703 $

Brownie’s Hamburgers

Churning out burgers for nearly 60 years, the 1950’s décor only adds to the friendly service, choice eats and frosty root beer. Hand-battered onion strings and freedom fries are the perfect side dishes.

www.brownies-hamburgers.com; 2130 S. Harvard, Tulsa; 918.744.0320 $

Café Ole

Serving Southwest cuisine for 30 years. Dine on Mexican salads, inventive side dishes including jalapeno cornbread and traditional tacos that include shredded beef, chicken, pork or veggies.

www.cafeolebrookside.com; 3509 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa; 918.745.6699 $

Cattleman’s Steakhouse

Located inside the Embassy Suites, choose from hand-cut steaks, grilled salmon, crab cakes, grilled corn on the cob and an extensive wine selection.

www.tulsa.embassysuites.com, 3332 S. 79th East Ave., Tulsa; 918.622.4000 $$

Caz’s Chowhouse

Menu reflects a wide variety of comfort foods including salads (house, garden, Santa Fe and Cobb), burgers, catfish, pork sliders, the Great Cazbah (grilled cheese with Jalapeno bacon and tomato), meatloaf, chicken fried steak and a slew of sides.

www.cazschowhouse.com; 18 E. Brady, Tulsa; 918.588.2469 $

Caz’s Pub

Not just an ordinary bar located in the heart of the Brady Art District of downtown Tulsa. Great casual eatery offering delicious fare, drink specials and plenty of tunes piping out of the jukebox. www.cazspub.com;

21 E. Brady, Tulsa; 918.585.8587 $

Celebrity Restaurant

Known for their award-winning Caesar salad, this nearly 50-year-old establishment gets it done with old-water lobster tail, steaks and cast-iron skillet fried chicken. Great spot for a casual meal or special occasion. www.celebritytulsa.com;

3109 S. Yale, Tulsa; 918.743.1800 $$

Chimi’s

For over 30 years, has been serving generation after generation of the greater Tulsa community with some of the freshest authentic Mexican food this side of the border. And if you dare, ask the waiter to “Diablo style” your meal.

www.chimismexican.com; 918.587.4411 $


Compadres Mexican Grill

Affordably priced meals in a laid back family atmosphere. Menu includes all the staples you would expect to find (tacos, enchiladas and fajitas) with tasty twists on tradition in carne asada, pollo loco and chimichanga dishes. Three locations in Tulsa, Broken Arrow and Owasso.

www.compadresgrill.com; 918.574.2667 $

Cork Wine Café

Casual atmosphere with unique choices of entrees including orange chicken, double pork chops, seasoned meats, fish and chips and even crème brulee for desert. Even when busy doesn’t appear overcrowded. 8922 S. Memorial Drive,

Tulsa; 918.615.3383 $$

Dave and Buster’s

www.daveandbusters.com; 6812 S. 105th E. Ave., Tulsa; 918.449.3100 $

Doc’s Wine and Food

3509 S. Peoria, Tulsa; 918.949.3663 $$

El Tequila

Owners have created a unique restaurant concept around original recipes that demand fresh ingredients for classics like burritos, quesadillas, nachos and signature sizzling fajitas.

www.eltequilatulsa.com $

FirstWatch

The staff begins each morning at the crack of dawn, slicing fresh fruits and vegetables, baking muffins and whipping up French toast batter from scratch. Everything is made to order and no heat lamps or deep fryers are used. Sit down to a pot of coffee and a complimentary newspaper in either of the Tulsa locations.

www.firstwatch.com; 8104 E. 68th Street, Tulsa; 918.610.3447 $

French Hen Bistro & Wine Bar

Not easy to find, but worth the effort. Catering to diners looking for something exceptional for over 30 years, the menu includes prime meats, Colorado lamb, fresh fish, unique sauces, soups, cheesecakes and bread pudding.

www.frenchhentulsa.net; 7143 S. Yale, Tulsa; 918.492.2596 $$$

Fuji Japanese Cuisine and Sushi Bar

With two locations in the Tulsa area, partake in over 38 years of dining experience with tempura, California rolls, calamari, cream cheese wantons, spicy tuna, toro and a crowd favorite ninja roll.

www.fujitulsa.com, 918.794.4448 $$

The Gaucho

Taking the ordinary out of a steak dinner, this Brazilian restaurant balances upscale décor with a casual atmosphere and main courses prepared on a slow-roasting rotisserie and delivered to tables in what seems like an endless stream of servers offering delectable cuts of meats, shrimp and pineapple. www.gauchotulsa.com;

6219 E. 61st, Tulsa; 918.494.0042 $$

Harden’s

Preparation is the rule when it comes to Harden’s hamburgers. It starts with cutting the onions with a razor blade and keeping the buns a little greasy. Everything is fresh and homemade, from the cole slaw to the cobbler.

www.thehamburgerstore.com; 432 S. Sheridan, Tulsa; 918.834.2558 $

The Hen

Called “the Hen’s naughty little sister in Brookside” by the owner, this lively restaurant offers fried oysters, wedge salads, veal meatloaf, cedar plank salmon, beef tenderloin, grilled duck and a great cinnamon roll bread pudding.

www.thehenbistro.com; 3509 S. Peoria, Tulsa; 918.935.3420 $$$

Hooters

The menu includes hamburgers and other sandwiches, steaks, seafood entrees, appetizers, and the restaurant’s specialty, chicken wings. At the Tulsa location, enjoy all-you-can-eat wings every Monday night after 6 p.m. www.hooters.com; 8108 E.

61st, Tulsa; 918.250.4668 $

Incredible Pizza

All-you-can-eat buffet with over 30 varieties of pizza, baked potato bar, homemade soups, pastas, salad bar and a plethora of

desert options. The entertainment offerings include glow-in-the-dark mini golf, go-karts, XD theatre, bumper cars, over 100 video games and a jump zone.

www.incrediblepizza.com; 8314 E. 71st Street, Tulsa; 918.294.8671, $

Jason’s Deli No artificial trans fats or high fructose corn syrup used to prepare their offerings. The salad bar is enhanced with organic choices and the Reuben is one of the best. Don’t see what you want? Invent your own sandwich on the go. Two Tulsa locations.

www.jasonsdeli.com; 1330 E. 15th Street, Tulsa; 918.599.7777 $

Juniper Focuses on providing the freshest, local products prepared simply and beautifully. Using hand-selected items sourced from Green Country, Juniper’s menu evolves with the changing seasons, allowing the staff to introduce new and exciting plates with Italian, French, Spanish and American influences. The bar at Juniper focuses on innovation in mixology, utilizing infused vodkas, gins and flavored bitters. Experience Juniper for a gourmet lunch, handmade cocktails or a delicious dinner with friends and family.

www.junipertulsa.com; 324 E. 3rd Street, Tulsa; 918.794.1090 $$

Keo Offering dishes from a variety of countries in Southeast Asia including Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Malaysia, all made to order using fresh ingredients prepared in traditional manners and served in a full-service atmosphere. Located in Brookside and south Tulsa.

www.keorestaurant.com; 3524 S. Peoria, Tulsa; 918.794.8200 $

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Serving brunch, lunch and dinner, check out the creole scramble, eggs nola (with blue swimmer crab cakes and poached eggs), shrimp and grits, bourbon glazed duck, sea scallops and the hangover burger. And if the burger doesn’t do the trick, Doc’s has plenty of other cures including a memosa, bloody mary and sangria. www.docswineandfood.com;

Sushi with a pulse. In the Raw sushi features traditional and nouveau sushi, sashimi and nigiri creations in addition to a full menu of cooked cuisine. In the Raw sushi has earned awards for the Best Sushi in Tulsa every year since 2001. Two Tulsa locations plus inside the BOK Center. www.intherawtulsa.com; 34th and Peoria, Tulsa; 918.744.1300 $$

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Menu that combines fun with flavor on dishes like chicken and waffles, baconwrapped beef medallions and the chicken goldfingers. Work the food off on their Million Dollar Midway offering hundreds of games for the young and young at heart.

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Tuscana on Yale 35th & Peoria 89th & Yale 918.794.8200 918.794.0090 www.keorestaurant.com

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socially intimate

“The staff was exceptional. The yellowtail salad was very different and fantastic. Sushi was very good. The ambience of the restaurant was refreshing.” — William, 2013

918-592-5539 | 1730 Utica Square, Tulsa | www.sushialleytulsa.com

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Leon’s

Join them on game days with over 25 TVs to watch your game from any seat in the house. Voted Tulsa’s best sports bar many times. www.eatatleons.com; 3301 S.

Peoria Ave., Tulsa; 918.933.5366 $

Maxxwell’s

Serving your favorites with a twist on historic Route 66. Located in the historic Campbell Hotel, Maxxwell’s offers a wide menu from sweet potato tater tots and calamari to a pesto-rubbed veggie sandwich, blackened fish tacos and prime rib. www.thecampbellhotel.com; 2636

E. 11th Street, Tulsa; 918.748.5500 $$

Mazzios

www.mazzios.com; 918.664.444 $

Molly’s Landing

www.mollyslanding.com; 3700 N. Highway 66, Catoosa; 918.266.7853 $$$

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Nelson’s Buffeteria

Polo Grill

Serving Tulsa since 1929 with a cafeteriastyle approach, you’ll find all the staples of a good breakfast or lunch including meatloaf, roasted chicken, ribs, beans and some of the best chicken fried steak you’ll ever eat. www.nelsonsbuffeteria.com;

4401 S. Memorial, Tulsa; 918.236.4655 $

Pancho’s

Buffet-style Mexican restaurant offering tacos, enchiladas and sopapillas. Raise

7819 E. Admiral Place, Tulsa; 918.834.6635 $

The menu changes seasonally and is carefully prepared by an experienced culinary team that chooses selections to take advantage of the availability of fresh meats and produce. Awardwinning dishes are complemented by an extensive wine list. Polo Grill has been recognized for its achievements countless times on local, regional and national levels.

www.pologrill.com; 2038 Utica Square, Tulsa; 918.744.4280 $$$

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Flamekist Steaks Gold Dusted to Perfection!

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Western Sizzlin • 6510 E 21st Street • Tulsa, OK 74129 (918)835-8442

Hands-on activities for campers, team-building, bridal showers and more. Once the projects are finished, educational tours are available from our stained glass studio and museum.

918-664-8604 www.artplaycenter.com

7972 E. 41st Street Tulsa, OK 74145 Hours: 9:30am-6pm Monday - Saturday

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Converted log cabin in Catoosa provides one of the most unique dining experiences in the area. While waiting on one of their succulent steaks, quail or seafood dishes challenge a friend to a showdown on the outdoor chess game.

Serves up hearty Italian favorites in a rustic and casual atmosphere. Diners are drawn in by the warm, fresh bread and garlic butter but they stay for Italian favorites like 15-layer lasagna and spaghetti with meatballs. The fare is indulgent and the atmosphere unique at The Spaghetti Warehouse. Enjoy dishes made from scratch and unique items from behind the bar like the Italian wedding cake martini. www.40meatballs.com; 221 E. Brady, Tulsa; 918.587.4440 $-$$

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Network of fast-casual Italian food restaurants offering award-winning pizzas, made-to-order pastas, hot toasted sandwiches, fresh specialty salads, appetizers and desserts. Call for delivery or visit dine-in locations.

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Ricardos

From Chile Relleno and chalupas to a tempting array of chicken quesadillas, beef fajitas and burritos, it’s where the locals go.

www.ricardostulsa.com; 5629 E. 41st Street, Tulsa; 918.622.2668 $

Rio Restaurant and Bar

Formerly Casa Bonita. 918.728.3343 $

Royal Dragon Buffet

Try their salad bar featuring crab legs and various delicious meats.

www.royaldragonbuffet.com; 918.664.2245 $

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Homemade hot rolls made them famous, but grandma-style cooking keeps them coming back. Make sure you ask for some strawberry rhubarb jam. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.

www.shilohsrestaurant.com; 2604 N. Aspen Ave., Broken Arrow; 918.254.1500 $

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Te Kei’s

Combines traditional Asian flavors with the freshest ingredients. Their large appetizer menu features lettuce wraps, calamari, spicy crab cakes, edamame, Korean tacos and coconut chicken tenders. Te Kei’s has several specialty items including their own recipe for chicken noodle soup, Thai chicken salad, Mongolian beef and Pearl’s lemon chicken. They also offer rice and noodle bowls, seafood and steak specialties as well as sushi rolls. Complete your meal at Te Kei’s in Tulsa with one of their decadent desserts complemented with a drink from their extensive wine list. www.tekeis.com; 1616 S. Utica, Tulsa; 918.382.7777 $$ Shogun Steak House of Japan

Traditional Japanese hibachi steakhouse where your meal is prepared fresh right before your eyes by showman chefs. Menu includes shrimp, steaks, boneless chicken breast and fresh vegetables grilled to perfection.

www.shoguntulsa.com; 6808 S. Memorial Drive, Tulsa; 918.254.2134 $$

Smoke on Cherry Street

Committed to offering a unique and locally centered dining experience, Smoke offers quality food, unique daily specials and a constantly updated menu. Enjoy the comfort, weekly live music and ventilated cigar lounge.

www.smoketulsa.com; 1542 E. 15th Street, Tulsa; 918.949.4440 $$$

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Villa Ravenna Finally we have an Italian restaurant owned by Italians in Tulsa. We had black pastas, veal ossobuco and shared a tiramisu with a limoncello drink. We will be back many times. Polo Grill This is the perfect place to take that important client or guests from out of town who expect the best. Great wine list, innovative menu, nice private dining rooms and perfect service. Doc’s Wine and Food We are never disappointed in their delicious and creative dishes. Their craft cocktails are amazing and different from just about everywhere else in Tulsa. Smoke If you like smoked food this is the place. It has nice cuisine with a touch of class. The price is a little high, but you pay for perfection. Molly’s Landing This is one of those diamonds in the ruff. Good steak and good times. The owner is a lovely lady who is awesome and will tell you all about the celebrities who have eaten there.

Sonoma Bistro and Wine Bar

New World inspired wine list with over 100 available by the glass. In a backward twist the food, including California-style pizzas, was conceived to complement the wine.

www.sonomatulsa.com; 3523 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa; 918.747.9463 $

Speedy Gonzalez

This local favorite pays homage to Mexico’s bold colors and flavors with its authentic creations and large portions. Chips are made fresh and are endless. Good food (try the shredded pork tacos) at a reasonable price. 2601 S. Memorial

Drive, Tulsa; 918.836.0960 $

Tavolo

Focusing on fresh, healthy, authentic Italian, the menu features modern, innovative plates. Tavolo offers both lunch and dinner options, along with an extensive wine list and traditional Italian desserts. Tavolo is fitting of what most people imagine an upscale, intimate, big-city Italian restaurant to be. The bottom floor has a casual feel at the bar and a cozy, romantic ambiance at the tables. The newly built second floor has a beautiful view of Boston Avenue thru floor to ceiling windows.

www.tavolotulsa.com; 427 S. Boston Ave., Tulsa; 918.949.4498 $$

Ti Amo Ristorante Italiano

Fine dining at an affordable price. Ti Amo has been welcoming diners since 1989 to experience the flavors of Italy and the Mediterranean in an elegant, hospitable atmosphere. The creations include tender pastas, rustic spices and choice meats grilled to perfection. Open for lunch and dinner at three locations.

www.tiamotulsa.com; 6024-A S. Sheridan, Tulsa; 918.499.1919 $$

Twin Peaks

Serving up made from scratch man food, 29-degree draft beer and every big game on 40 man-size HD flat screens. All of this served by their friendly and attentive Twin Peaks Girls, offering their signature girlnext-door playful personalities.

www.twinpeaksrestaurant.com; 7007 S. Memorial Drive, Tulsa; 918.250.0700 $

Villa Ravenna

Italian owned and operated with an extensive menu, specials and a great wine selection. Specializing in homemade pastas, seafood, wild game and meats.

www.villaravenna.com; 6526 A East 51st St., Tulsa; 918.270.2666 $$$

Western Sizzlin

Family style steakhouse that in addition to great steaks offers a variety of other tasty entrees like chicken, seafood, country vegetables and hot fresh baked breads and desserts.

www.western-sizzlin.com; 6510 E. 21st Street, Tulsa; 918.835.8442 $

Yasaka

This Japanese steakhouse and sushi restaurant offers a wide variety menu that includes sushi, steak, seafood and so much more. www.yasaka71tulsa.com;

9205 E. 71st, Tulsa; 918.249.0009 $$

Zio’s Italian Kitchen

Casual and comfortable, open-air Italian piazza atmosphere designed to provide a fun and entertaining place for parties, informal get-togethers, and evenings out with family and friends. www.zios.com; 7111

S. Mingo Road, Tulsa; 918.252.128 $


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Oklahoma City Thunder

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Home games are played in Oklahoma City at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

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Tulsa Oilers

The Tulsa Oilers are a professional ice hockey team in the Central Hockey League. Home games are played at the BOK Center. Tickets: $15-$45

Feb. 3 | 7p vs Memphis Grizzlies

Feb. 1 | 7:35p vs Denver

Feb. 5 | 7p vs Minnesota Timberwolves

Feb. 8 | 7:35p vs Wichita

Feb. 9 | Noon vs New York Knicks

Feb. 14 | 7:35p vs Arizona

Feb. 20 | 7p vs Miami Heat

Feb. 15 | 7:35p vs Arizona

Feb. 23 | Noon vs Los Angeles Clippers

Feb. 21 | 7:35p vs Quad City

Feb. 26 | 7p vs Cleveland Cavaliers Feb. 28 | 7p vs Memphis Grizzlies

Tulsa 66ers

The Tulsa 66ers are an NBA Development League team and the minor league affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Home games are played at the SpiritBank Event Center.

Feb. 4 | 11a vs Iowa Energy Feb. 7 | 7p vs Delaware 87ers Feb. 8 | 7p vs Delaware 87ers Feb. 18 | 7p vs Sioux Falls Skyforce

Oral Roberts University Men’s Basketball

Home games are played in Tulsa, Okla., at Mabee Center

Feb. 6 | 8:30p vs New Orleans Feb. 8 | 8p vs Southeastern Louisiana Feb. 27 | 8:30p vs Lamar

Tulsa Revolution

The Tulsa Revolution is a locally owned and managed professional arena soccer franchise competing in the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL). Home games are played at the BOK Center. Tickets: $10-$35

Feb. 7 | 6p vs Wichita B-52’s


University of Oklahoma Men’s Basketball

Home games are played in Norman, Okla., at Lloyd Noble Center.

Feb. 8 | 7p vs Baylor Feb. 12 | 8p vs Texas Tech Feb. 22 | 4p vs Kansas State

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Feb. 3 | 9p vs Iowa State Feb. 15 | 2p vs Oklahoma Feb. 22 | 1:30p vs Texas Tech

University of Tulsa Men’s Basketball

Home games are played in Tulsa, Okla., at Reynolds Center

Feb. 1 | 4:05p vs North Texas Feb. 13 | 8:05p vs East Carolina Feb. 15 | 4:05p vs Old Dominion

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Molly’s Landing Open Since 1984

Steak & Seafood Only 3 1/2 miles from Hard Rock Casino on Highway 66 (Route 66)

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TULSA SCENE

MUSEUMS

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Philbrook Museum of Art 2727 S. Rockford Road Tulsa, OK 918.749.7941 www.philbrook.org

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WOODY GUTHRIE CENTER This state-of-the-art museum is a happy, happy place. Opened in April 2013, it houses the archives of the late, great Woody Guthrie, brought to Oklahoma from New York. True academics can make an appointment to browse the archives and thumb through some of Woody’s original writings, paintings, sketches and lyrics. Casual visitors and die-hard fans will go ape for the touch screens and music bar. SHERWIN MILLER MUSEUM OF JEWISH ART This is a place where Jewish art, history, culture and identity collide. Boasting the largest collection of Judaica in the southwest, the SMMJA offers a glimpse into the history and traditions of the Jewish people. If you are worried about bringing small children into this gallery, put those thoughts aside. The gallery has been designed to accommodate learners and patrons of all ages. OKLAHOMA JAZZ HALL OF FAME Awesome building. It was originally the Tulsa train depot. It’s a fun place to listen to a concert. There is a hallway with pictures of famous jazz artists from Oklahoma and a very small amount of memorabilia.

Castle of Muskogee 3400 W. Fern Mountain Road Muskogee, OK 800.439.0658 www.okcastle.com

Military History Museum 112 North Main Street Broken Arrow, OK 918.794.2712

Tulsa Performing Arts Center 110 East 2nd Street Tulsa, OK 918.596.7122 wwwtulsapac.com

Gilcrease Museum 1400 Gilcrease Museum Road Tulsa, OK 918.596.2700 www.gilcrease.org

Linnaeus Teaching Gardens 2435 S. Peoria Avenue Tulsa, OK 918.746.5125 www.tulsagardencenter.com

Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 111 E. First Street (Upper Level) Tulsa, OK 918.281.8600 www.jkjazz.org

Tulsa Garden Center 2435 South Peoria Avenue Tulsa, OK 918.746.5125 www.tulsagardencenter.com

Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium 3624 North 74th East Avenue Tulsa, OK 918.834.9900 www.tulsaairandspacemuseum.org

Tulsa Historical Society 2445 South Peoria Tulsa, OK 918.712.9484 www.tulsahistory.org

FAMILY ATTRACTIONS Oklahoma Aquarium 300 Aquarium Drive Jenks, OK 918.296.3474 www.okaquarium.org

Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum 6421 E 36th St. N. Tulsa, OK 918.669.6600 www.tulsazoo.org

Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge 211 South Elgin Avenue Tulsa, OK 918.430.3901 www.dustbowltulsa.com Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area 68th and Elwood Tulsa, OK 918.596.2001 www.turkeymtn.com Discovery Lab -Tulsa Children’s Museum 560 N. Maybelle Ave. Tulsa, OK 918.295.8144 www.tulsachildrensmuseum.org New Heights Rock Gym 1140 S. 107th E. Avenue Tulsa, OK 918.439.4400 www.newheightsrockgym.com


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The CELLAR DWELLER This is one of Tulsa’s best kept secrets. A curving staircase down into the basement of an apartment building lets you out at a cozy little wine sink with warm mood lighting. Have a seat at the bar or one of the tables or booths in the intimate space. Then order up a glass of wine, an old fashioned, or a $5 shot and PBR special. VINTAGE 1740 The owners and bartenders are great. I always feel welcome no matter if I come in straight from a run or hang around and sip on a nice glass or two for a few hours reading a good book. I don’t feel I even have to bring company along, because there is always someone to talk to around here. THE VAULT This place was very unique. An old bank turned into a restaurant. Apparently the bar area upstairs was already there. Back in the 1950s the bar was there for clients dealing with loans and such. They would sit up there have a drink and smoke their cigarettes. Place was very fun and modern and the food was good. The lunch menu was perfect. Their pretzel sliders were delicious.

BRADY ARTS DISTRICT

The Brady Arts District is one of the oldest sections of Tulsa. It is rich with cultural icons such as the Cain’s Ballroom and the Ole Lady on Brady. The buildings in the area that are still standing are primarily red brick and have been utilized as warehouses. The Brady District name is derived from Wyatt Tate Brady who arrived in Tulsa in 1890 as a shoe salesman and quickly opened one of the town’s first mercantile stores. Brady was one of the original incorporators of Tulsa and is considered a pioneer, promoter and developer of the area having built Cain’s Ballroom and the first hotel with indoor baths, the Brady Hotel. He was also the first member of the Democratic National Committee after Oklahoma became the 46th state in 1907. A new baseball park— ONEOK Field is located on the east edge of the Greenwood District. The Blue Dome District, which has steadily developed as a new area for nightlife with bars and dance clubs is on the south edge of the Brady and Greenwood Districts. Williams Plaza and Tulsa City Hall are directly south of the district along with the Performing Arts Center and the Jazz Hall of Fame/ Union Depot building. The

BOK Arena is a few blocks southwest of the Brady District on Denver.

BLUE DOME DISTRICT

The Blue Dome District is another center for downtown nightlife, centered at 2nd Street and Elgin Avenue and expanding into the surrounding blocks. Once a 1920s gas station attracting Route 66 travelers with its art deco blue dome, this gem now sits at the heart of numerous pubs, restaurants, and a vintage bowling alley. Several festivals take place here including the Blue Dome Arts Festival, Free Tulsa Music Festival and St. Patrick’s Day Festival.

CHERRY STREET

Cherry Street is more than its name implies—this colorful seven-block area of 15th Street between Peoria and Utica wears

many faces. On Saturday mornings during the growing season, you’ll find striped tents brimming with area growers’ harvest at the Cherry Street Farmer’s Market. Later in the day, you’ll love browsing the shops, bistros and cafes. And in the evening, you’ll find restaurants with bars catering to those seeking a trendy and upscale nightlife.

BROOKSIDE

Brookside, located just south of downtown on Peoria Avenue between 33rd and 51st Streets, is another popular nightlife venue. Here, you’ll find dining, dancing and trendy clubs. This eclectic district boasts sushi bars near biker bars and indie coffee shops near martini lounges. At its center is the upscale international shopping and dining experience named Center One.

You can learn more by visiting www.visittulsa.com


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First Baptist Church of North Tulsa

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www.fbcnt.org Service Times: 11:00 am 1414 N. Greenwood Ave. Tulsa, OK 918.582.5129

Kirk of the Hills

www.thekirk.com Service Times: 8:15, 9:30, & 11am 4102 E. 61st St. Tulsa, OK 918.494.7088

Boston Avenue Methodist

Garden City Baptist Church

GUTS Church

Grace Church

Broken Arrow Assembly

Holy Family Cathedral

Riverview Baptist Church

www.gardencitybaptistchurch.com Service Times: 11am 3702 S. Maybelle Ave. Tulsa, OK 918.446.0158 www.gracetulsa.com Service Times: 8:30am & 11:15am 9610 S. Garnett Road Broken Arrow, OK 918.252.1611

www.Bostonavenue.org Service Times: 8:30 & 11:00 1301 S. Boston Ave. Tulsa, OK 918.583.5181

www.holyfamilycathedralparish.com Mass Times: Sat- 5:00pm, Sun- 8:00, 10:00, 12:00pm, & 5:00pm 820 S. Boulder Ave. Tulsa, OK 918.582.6247

First Presbyterian Church

Asbury United Methodist

www.firstchurchtulsa.org Service Times: 8:00, 9:30, 10:50, 11:05 709 S. Boston Ave. Tulsa, OK 918.584.4701

www.asburytulsa.org Service Times: 8:00, 9:15, & 11:00 6767 S. Mingo Road Tulsa, OK 918.492.1771

www.gutschurch.com Service Times: 9:00, 11:00, & 6:00pm 9120 Broken Arrow Expressway Tulsa, OK 918.622.4422 www.theassembly.org Service Times: 9:00 & 10:30 3500 W. New Orleans St. Broken Arrow, OK 918.251.8591 www.riverview-church.org Service Times: 10:45 1320 S. Memorial Dr. Bixby, OK 918.369.2055

Rhema Bible Church

www.rhemabiblechurch.com Service Times: 9:00, 10:00, & 7:00pm 1025 W. Kenosha St. Broken Arrow, OK 918.258.1588

Central Church of the Nazarene

First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow

Woodlake Assembly

LifeChurch TV Tulsa

www.centralchurch.tv Service Times: 10:30 7291 E. 81st St. Tulsa, OK 918.252.5483

www.Woodlakeag.org Service Times: 9:30 & 11:00 7100 E. 31st St. Tulsa, OK 918.622.7100

Church On The Move

www.churchonthemove.com Service Times: Sat- 6:00pm, Sun- 9:30 & 11:15am 1003 N. 129th East Ave. Tulsa, OK 918.234.5656

www.fbcba.org Service Times: 9:15 & 10:30 100 West Street Broken Arrow, OK 918.258.4575 www.Lifechurch.TV Service Times: Saturday 5pm | 6:30pm Sunday-8:30am | 10am | 11:30am | 1pm 7015 E. 41st Street Tulsa, OK 918.459.5433 South Tulsa Location 7071 East 121st St Bixby, OK


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Brookside You can find exquisite, one-of-a-kind boutiques, antiques, hand-made pottery, designers, decorators, home furnishings and art galleries in this area located between 33rd and 51st on Peoria. Grab a Harley or a bicycle and cruise Peoria. It’s safe and a fun place to be and shop. www.brooksidetheplacetobe.com

Utica Square 1709 Utica Square Tulsa, OK 918.742.5531 www.uticasquare.com Tulsa Promenade Mall 4107 S. Yale Avenue Tulsa, OK 918.627.9282 www.tulsapromenade.com Tulsa Hills Shopping Center 7300 S. Olympia Avenue Tulsa, OK www.tulsa-hills.com

Tulsa’s Riverwalk Crossing, Riverfront Market and Kings Landing 96th and Riverside Parkway right next to the Oklahoma Aquarium offers many different kinds of merchants and delicious restaurants. To find out more visit www.tulsa-riverwalk.com

Midtown Shopping Districts:

Tulsa’s Midtown district offers the shopper a unique collection of shops and restaurants. If you’re looking for something from the past or very uniquely current, you can find it all in this section of town.

The Farm Shopping Center 5321 S. Sheridan Road Tulsa, OK 918.622.3860 www.farmshoppingcenter.com Mini-Mall 31 Shopping Center 5970 E. 31st St. Tulsa, OK 918-622-2052 www.mini-mall31.com Furniture Row Shopping Center 1750 S. Sheridan Road Tulsa, OK 918.835.1522 www.furniturerow.com

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Woodland Hills Mall 7021 S. Memorial Drive Tulsa, OK 918.250.1449 www.simon.com

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Cherry Street District A hot spot for decades, Cherry Street features locally owned businesses near downtown in the northern Midtown area on 15th Street between Utica and Peoria. Visitors to this neighborhood can find great shopping, particularly antiques and collectibles, a variety of local eateries, as well as some fabulous old homes in the surrounding residential areas.


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PARKS IN TULSA COUNTY BRUNER HILL PARK

W. Cameron St. & N. 65th W. Ave. Tulsa, OK

BUFORD COLONY PARK

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211 N. Cabaniss Bixby, OK

Chandler Park 6500 W. 21st St. Tulsa, OK 918.591.6053

Cherry Hill RV Park 4808 S. Elwood Avenue Tulsa, OK 918.446.9342

La Fortune Park

5801 S. Yale Avenue Tulsa, OK 918.496.6235 www.lafortunegolfclub.com

MACK TAYLOR PARK 800 North Peoria Avenue Sperry, OK

Mohawk Park

5701 E. 36th Street N. Tulsa, OK 918.596.7275

O’BRIEN PARK

6149 N. Lewis Ave. Tulsa, OK 918.591.6008

River West Festival Park River Parks West Trail Tulsa, OK 918.596.2001 www.riverparks.org

Haikey Creek Park 11327 S. Garnett Road Broken Arrow, OK 918.369.5998

SOUth COUntY

13800 S. Peoria Ave. Bixby, OK

Woodward Park

2435 S. Peoria Ave. Tulsa, OK 918.746.5125 www.tulsagardencenter.com

Whiteside Park

4009 S. Pittsburg Ave. Tulsa, OK 918.596.7275

Warrior Campground 5131 S. Union Ave. Tulsa, OK 918.446.3199 www.tulsawarriorrv.com

OSAGE TRAIL

2 West Second Street Tulsa, OK 918.584.7526

Zink Park

3150-3198 S Trenton Ave Tulsa, OK 918.596.7275

For a full list of tulsa parks and recreation, visit www.parks.tulsacounty.org


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