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FOOD & DRINK | EVENTS | LIFESTYLES | ATTRACTIONS | SHOPPING | LODGING

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s the mayor of this beautiful city and as a native Tulsan, I invite you to enjoy my hometown. Whether you’re just visiting or you already live here, there’s something for everyone. For over 27 years, Preview Magazine has been offering Tulsan’s and/or its visitors this comprehensive guide about everything from area restaurants to local attractions, events, tourist destinations, lifestyles, lodging and one-of-a-kind extraordinary shopping venues. No matter where you turn, Tulsa offers great restaurants— everything from barbecue to sushi—tons of unique shopping venues, world-class museums, and entertainment options that are second to none.

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Tulsa is well known for its art, music and culture. It is home to world-class ballet and opera, as well as the Gilcrease and Philbrook museums, where displays of Western art and Italian Renaissance will capture your heart and imagination.

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For over 27 years, Preview Magazine has been the best resource for discovering Tulsa, Green Country and locating the perfect place to eat, visit, shop and be entertained whether you are here on business or just enjoying a few days away from the grind. Located in the heart of Oklahoma, Tulsa is a year-round destination for shopping, dining, entertainment, scenic views, hikes and adventure. The rich history of Tulsa and its surrounding areas is reflected in the diversity of its museums, landmarks, history, wildlife, attractions, fine dining and friendly locals. In Tulsa, situated on the Arkansas River at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, enjoy a performance or sporting event at the BOK Center, fish in one of the area’s many lakes, check out the sharks in the state’s only freestanding aquarium, explore any of the lush parks or break out the clubs and tackle any of the 16 public golf courses. Considered by many to be the cultural and arts center of Oklahoma, Tulsa offers full-time professional opera and ballet companies and one of the nation’s largest concentrations of art deco architecture. Regardless of your personal tastes or budget, Tulsa offers a down-home, but cultured experience for all ages.

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FEATURES Caterer Criteria | 7 It is important to select a company that not only provides excellent food and service, but also pays attention to the multitude of details involved in your event.

Gym Gems | 8 When looking to get fit, do your homework to avoid getting ripped wrong.

Sushi Utopia | 12 At In the Raw, respect for ingredients pays off in exquisite flavor.

Gathering of Tribes | 16 Stunning colors, vivid regalia, dramatic movement and traditions highlight the spiritual ceremony of the powwow. And although these social celebrations are culturally significant to American Indians, often they can provide sanctuary for people of all cultures.

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The Irish Way | 24 Kilkenny’s pieces together Ireland’s pub past for an authentic drinking and dining experience.

Pints Up, Party Down | 28 No need to shed leprechaun tears fretting over where to wear your favorite lime green top hat this year. It’s really easy being green at these joints.

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A Taste of Tuscany | 32 With over 150 wines to choose from, Cork Wine Cafe combines the best of old and new worlds with Americana-Fusion cuisine.

Style and Substance | 47 Ida Red provides a small-town atmosphere with high-energy people, local pride, unique products and plenty of pop.

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Roots Revival | 53 Even with the Woody Guthrie Center showcasing an incredible body of work, can Guthrie’s spirit and message still resonate with a changing culture?

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Showtime | 11 Happenings | 18 Sports Central | 37 Pick Your Palate | 38 After Dark | 42

Splurge | 47 Tulsa Scene | 53 Green Country Scene | 56 Open on Sundays | 59


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ost parties and special events aren’t complete without delicious food and refreshing beverages. But planning a menu, preparing the items, and serving them to your guests can be complicated or time-consuming. That’s why professional caterers are often a good choice to keep your party rolling. A good caterer can help you create a party’s theme, develop a menu within your price range, provide pre-event tastings, arrange equipment rental, hire licensed food and beverage servers, and clean up after the event.

It is important to select a company that not only provides excellent food and service, but also pays attention to the multitude of details involved in your event.

To s e l e ct a c at e r e r w h o w i l l h e l p m a k e yo u r n e x t e v e n t a s u cc e s s , co n s i d e r t h e f o l lo w i n g i t e m s .

Event Planning

• Work with your caterer to create a timeline of events: arrival time, set-up schedule, length of event, tear-down timeline, and clean-up duties. • Ask if your caterer is familiar with your event site. If not, ask him or her to take a pre-event tour. • Determine if the caterer will coordinate linen and equipment rentals. • Ask to see samples of linen, china and glassware rentals.

Food and Drink

• Ask the caterer to provide several sample menus in your price range. • Arrange a tasting of the items you are considering serving. • Ask if the food will be prepared on site or before the event. • Find out if the caterer can prepare special cuisine such as children’s plates, vegetarian entrees or kosher dishes. • Discuss portion sizes. • Ask about the policy for leftover food. • Find out if beverages are included in the price.

Staffing

• Find out how many servers will be working your event. • Ask about the servers’ attire to make sure it fits the occasion. • Ensure the caterer provides servers who are licensed to serve alcohol, if applicable.

Contracts

• Find out what the price includes (set-up, clean-up, staffing, food, rentals, etc.). • Ask the caterer to put everything in writing in the form of a contract. • Ask how gratuities and/or service charges are calculated. • Inquire if there are additional charges if the event runs over the allotted time. • Ask about the cancellation policy. • Determine the date you must submit a final head count. • Ask what type of deposit is required.

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• Ask how long the caterer has been in business and his or her previous experience working your type of event. • Obtain a list of past and current clients, and call them for references. • Check the company’s Better Business Bureau rating. • Make sure they are licensed and insured. • Attend one of the caterer’s events to get a better idea about how he or she runs a job. • Look at pictures of past events to learn more about their presentation style.

• Inquire if they have a corking fee if you provide your own alcohol.

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veryone knows that eating right and exercising can help you lose weight and live a longer, healthier life. Knowing and doing are two different things, though. A good health club that offers motivational instructors, fun classes and high-tech equipment can go a long way toward encouraging you to make these important lifestyle changes. But selecting a health club can be tricky. They all seem to have limited-time specials or free offers if you commit to a long-term membership. Before you sign on the dotted line, however, it’s a good idea to read the fine print and inspect the facilities. Ask friends, co-workers and your doctor for recommendations. Look for clubs that match your interests and budget and are located close to home or work.

Following are a few additional steps you should take before joining a health club. Stop by the club at the time of day you will most often be using it.

• Is it crowded? • Does it have adequate and well-lit parking? • Are the facility, the changing rooms and the equipment clean? • Are there classes going on in which you would be interested? • Are personal trainers available? • Is the atmosphere friendly?

Find out how the instructors are trained.

• Do they have appropriate experience in your areas of interest? • Are they certified by organizations like the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) or the International Dance Exercise Association (IDEA)?

What is the primary focus of the club: weight training, aerobic dance classes, cardiovascular training via resistance-exercise machines, tennis or racquetball, or a combination of the above?

• Can the staff help you develop a comprehensive workout, fitness and nutrition plan and monitor your progress? • Does the club offer a variety of classes, such as aerobics, spinning, kickboxing and yoga?

•D  oes it have special amenities such as a swimming pool, showers, sauna, or tennis and racquetball courts? • Are family-friendly activities available? • Does it provide qualified childcare?

When asked to sign a membership contract, take it home to review.

• Make sure the contract covers all services and facilities. • Any oral promises should be put into writing. • Examine the total cost and payment schedule, including enrollment fees and finance charges. • Ask about the membership term and early termination fees, especially for instances in which you move or become disabled.

Also remember that most clubs will negotiate with you to win your business. Ask for a no-obligation trial membership to see if you are happy with the club.


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Showtime Mr. Peabody & Sherman | March 7

Mr. Peabody, the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman, use their time machine to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes it out for a joyride he accidentally rips a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history. Cast: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert

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Locator Admiral Twin Drive-In 7355 E. Easton Tulsa | 918.392.9959 AMC Southroads 20 4923 E. 41st St. Tulsa | 888.AMC.4FUN B&B Claremore 8 1407 W. Country Club Claremore | 918.342.2422 B&B Cinema 8 1245 New Sapulpa Road Sapulpa | 918.227.7469 Cinemark Broken Arrow 1801 E. Hillside Drive Broken Arrow 918.355.0427 Cinemark Sand Springs 1112 E. Charles Page Blvd. Sand Springs 800.FAN.DANG (#1407) Cinemark Tulsa 10802 E. 71st S. Tulsa | 800.FAN.DANG (#1128)

Cinemark Movie 8 6808 S. Memorial Tulsa | 800.FAN.DANG (#1429) Circle Cinema 10 S. Lewis Ave. Tulsa | 918.592.3456 Dickinson Starworld 20 10301 S. Memorial Drive Tulsa | 918.369.7469 Eton Square 6 Cinemas 8421 E. 61st St. Tulsa | 918.286.2618 Regal Promenade Palace 4107 S. Yale Tulsa | 800.326.3264 RiverWalk Movies 300 River Walk Terrace Jenks | 918.392.9959 Starplex Cinemas Owasso 12 12601 E. 86th St. N. Owasso | 918.376.9191 Super Saver Cinema 5970 E. 31st St. Tulsa | 918.551.7002

Need for Speed | March 14

Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever, Need for Speed captures the thrills of the game in a real-world setting. An exciting return to the great car-culture films of the 1960s and ‘70s, when authenticity brought a new level of intensity to the action, the story chronicles a nearimpossible cross-country race against time. Cast: Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Dominic Cooper

Muppets Most Wanted | March 21

The Muppets gang goes on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations. But the Muppets find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the world’s No. 1 criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit. Cast: Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell

Noah | March 28

Academy Award winner Russell Crowe stars as Noah, a man chosen by God for a great task before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world. Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins


Sushi Utopia March 2014

At In the Raw, respect for ingredients pays off in exquisite flavor. By Taylor Sides

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hen one considers fine dining in Oklahoma, one’s thoughts rarely ever drift the way of sushi. After all, what level of quality, taste, and authenticity could a landlocked state like Oklahoma possibly offer in the area of Japanese cuisine, especially cuisine which deals directly with fresh fish?

The answer: a whole new level. Enter: Greg Hughes, a visionary in his own right, who, just over a decade ago, introduced Tulsa to In the Raw Sushi, a little taste of Japan right here in the heart of Green Country. With over 15 years prior experience in the restaurant biz, Hughes is no stranger to the timeless art of good eats. From a very young age, Hughes dreamt of owning his own restaurant, and, since 1988, his dream and entrepreneurial success has carried him from his initial experience in sales with Pepsi Co. in California all the way here to The Sooner State. It is here where Hughes was able to make his dream a reality. Since its inception in 2001, In the Raw Sushi has spawned five locations solely in Oklahoma, three of which are right here in Tulsa: at 34th and Peoria in the Brookside district; at the BOK Center Arena in section 105; and at 61st and Sheridan, perched on a hill where the view is almost as good as the food.

How good is the food, you ask? Diehard fans of In the Raw rave that it’s “hands down the best sushi restaurant in town” and that all of the food from the edamame to the sushi to the fusion fried rice with chicken is “just so good!” And if that’s not testimony enough, the hard work of Hughes, as the owner, combined with the skill and artistry of his veteran sushi chef and menu creator, Cody Stell and current lead chef, Mandy Parkhurst, has earned In the Raw the title of “Best Sushi in Tulsa” from Tulsa People Magazine, Oklahoma Magazine, Urban Tulsa and numerous other publications every year since its doors first opened. The restaurant was even named “Best Restaurant Overall” by Urban Tulsa in 2007 as well as in 2010. Needless to say, In the Raw Sushi has undeniably established itself as an A-lister in the Oklahoma restaurant roster. Its unique menu, combining freshly prepared traditional and nouveau sushi, sashimi and nigiri creations, and a variety of succulent non-sushi entrees, is what truly sets it apart. Start with In the Raw’s brilliant Japanese inspired twist on a classic appetizer, as you dive into their ahi tuna nachos. A bed of crispy wonton strips fill the plate, topped with blackened tuna, ripe avocado, crisp red onion, fresh greens, and a creamy jalapeno drizzle. What a way to wet the palate as you move on to the main course. If you’re a rolled sushi fan, then you can’t visit In the Raw without trying the aptly titled Brookside roll, which is filled with fresh tuna, tasty crab, and asparagus and topped off with striking cuts of eel. Or, for the diner


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Experience Tulsa’s aviation history in 19,000 square feet of exhibit space featuring historic, experimental, corporate and military aircraft. Encounter exhibits chronicling Tulsa’s first Municipal airport and the long-term aerospace connection to industry, invention and enterprise from the first hot air balloon flight in Tulsa to the current Space Program. During your visit you may launch a Space Shuttle, climb into the seat of the Ranger 2000, and fly the F-16 Wind Tunnel. The James E. Bertelsmeyer Planetarium is capable of transporting you to the outer limits of the universe. TASM’s SciDome HD technology allows visitors to experience encounters with extreme planets, journey to the stars, explore the vastness of our universe, the challenges of space travel and the science of astronomy.


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In the Raw is perfect for everyone, even steak lovers. Gene’s pepper filet is an eight-ounce filet of beautifully prepared steak served with a side of wasabi mashed potatoes and asparagus, drizzled with a Portobello demi glaze. Your mouth is watering just thinking about it, right? Hughes describes the menu as “the creative and ever-evolving centerpiece of the multi-sensory dining experience for which In the Raw Sushi has become known.” The restaurants motto of “whatever, whenever,” perfectly summarizes the vast amount of options that are offered for diners of every caliber: from the adventurous to the refined and everyone in between. It is, and has always been, the hope of Hughes and his team that their customers share in their vision of “consistently fresh, fun and healthy dining in a high-energy, hip atmosphere.”

In the Raw Brookside

34th & Peoria | Tulsa 918.744.1300 In the Raw South 61st & Sheridan | Tulsa 918.524.0063 www.intherawsushi.com Both In the Raw locations in Tulsa are open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and for dinner Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Fridays until 11 p.m. The restaurant is also open from 11 a.m. to close on Saturdays, but is not open on Sundays.

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Hip doesn’t even begin to describe it. The modern décor, vibrant colors, and unmatched ambiance of both the 126-seat restaurant in Brookside and the 180-seat restaurant atop Tulsa’s highest hill, make the atmosphere of In the Raw Sushi just as desirable as the food … and the sweets … and the drinks. Indulge to your heart’s desire with a That’s not all. The talented chefs of every In the Raw restaurant pride long list of chilled and hot sake, imported and domestic beers, awardthemselves on the versatility of their recipes and the quantity of their winning martinis, including Tara’s blueberry lemondrop, and tasty menu items, so for the hungry patron, who perhaps hasn’t quite warmed treats like their tempura fried bananas. up to the idea of sushi (in all its uncooked glory), there are several lunch and dinner entrees available to suit even the pickiest of palates. Take, for instance, the Cabo tacos: flour tortillas filled with your choice of shrimp tempura, cornmeal-crusted Alaskan halibut, or blackened chicken and piled high with cheddar jack cheese, fresh guacamole, lettuce, tomato and serrano aioli served alongside corn chips and a side of either pico de gallo or chipotle salsa. Who doesn’t love a good fish taco?

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with a taste for the spicier things in life, it’s all about the volcano roll. Jam-packed with deep fried shrimp, cream cheese, avocado, and fresh cut jalapeños and capped with scallops and scallions cooked in a spicy sauce, this roll is sure to send your taste buds on a feeding frenzy.


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The Drum The drum is central to every powwow. It is more than a musical instrument, it is the heartbeat of the Native American people. The drum sets the rhythm of the dance and the tempo of the song. The drum is made of hides, stretched over a wooden frame and laced together with rawhide thongs. Without a drum, there is no powwow. The drum and its singers are so important that they are often placed in the center of the arena.

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To the newcomer, the powwow dances may appear very similar, but each type has its own set of distinctive steps. At many intertribal powwows, you can look for three basic competition classifications of dances for each sex. Male dancers will typically dance traditional (or straight), fancy and grass dances, while female dancers will usually take part in buckskin, fancy shawl and jingle dress dances. Keep in mind that these are only a few of the many types of dances you may see at a powwow, depending on the tribal affiliation and purpose of the event.

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The traditional dance is one of the oldest forms, and its movements tell the story of a warrior stalking food or tracking an enemy. The traditional dancer will wear a single bustle of eagle feathers, a feathered or roach headdress, beaded moccasins and ankle bells. Usually he carries a shield, a weapon or dance stick, and may paint his face with a tribal or family design.

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The fancy dance is one of the most athletic and strenuous of modern powwow dances, and is said to have originated in Oklahoma. The dance features jumps, spins and fancy footwork to the beat of the drum. The fancy dancer will wear two bustles of brilliantly colored powwow is a gathering of Native American people feathers, a headdress, beaded moccasins, angora anklets with bells, arm and their guests who come together to sing, dance, bands and carry two feathered sticks. renew old friendships and make new ones. It is a celebration, a social gathering and a friendly There are several stories about the origins of the grass dance. One tells dance competition. Just as important, a powwow how Plains Indians would dance in a special way to flatten the high is the time to focus thoughts on the old ways and grass for a new camp. The grass dancer uses swaying, dipping and to preserve the rich heritage of Native American culture. sliding steps. His outfit consists of a shirt, There are sacred traditions to be found in this coming aprons and pants trimmed with fringes or together of people. As the circle represents the unity of ribbons, a headdress, beaded moccasins life, so the circle of the dance arena represents a joining and fringed anklets with bells. together around the music of the drum and singers. Among the women, the buckskin dance is Many powwows are open to the general public and if the oldest. A dance of elegance and grace, you have the opportunity to attend, be sure and take it. it requires much skill to stay in perfect The modern powwow is a link to the Native Americans’ rhythm with the drum and keep the past and these ceremonies help them maintain their swaying movements smooth and flowing. heritage. These ceremonial legacies should be viewed The regalia consists of a beaded buckskin with respect and honor by all in attendance. To help dress with long fringes, a shawl, beaded you feel more at home attending a powwow, we’ve leggings, an eagle plume for the hair and a put together some useful information and powwow fan, usually of eagle feathers. etiquette tips. The fancy shawl dance represents a butterfly in flight. The dance is highly

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Stunning colors, vivid regalia, dramatic movement and traditions highlight the spiritual ceremony of the powwow. And although these social celebrations are culturally significant to American Indians, often they can provide sanctuary for people of all cultures.


dynamic, with fancy footwork intermingled with spins and twirls, always keeping in step with the drum. The Fancy Shawl Dancer will usually wear a fringed shawl with matching vest and leggings that may be beaded or sequined, and a feather plume for the hair. The dance of the jingle dress comes from one of the northern tribes and is associated with healing the sick. Legend has it that a grandfather cured his sick granddaughter by creating a special jingle dress. The dress has many metal cones, called jingles, attached closely enough together to chime during the dance. Other parts of the regalia include beaded leggings, a dance belt, an eagle plume for the hair and a feather fan. The dance is highly energetic and requires intricate footwork.

Powwow Etiquette The area for dancing and ceremonies is called the arena, and its boundaries are usually marked by hay bales set in a circle. The arena has been blessed and is considered sacred. Do not walk across the arena; instead walk around it. Children should be supervised and not be allowed to run in or around the arena. Pets should not be taken into the arena.

Unless you are sure that seating will be provided, bring your own chair. The seating immediately around the arena is reserved for dancers and their families. Seats with blankets, shawls or regalia items on them are taken and should not be bothered. Do not sit on someone else’s blanket unless invited. Uncovered seats are considered available. Alcohol, recreational drugs and firearms are strictly prohibited at most powwows. If you see a feather fall from a dancer’s regalia or locate a lost feather, do not pick it up. Notify the nearest veteran, the head veteran, head man dancer, emcee or arena director immediately. There are special ceremonies involved in returning the feather to its place and photos should not be taken during these sacred ceremonies. Do not touch a drum or sit at a drum without permission. Pointing with the fingers is considered poor manners by some tribes. If you must point, use your head and nod in the direction you wish to indicate.

Ask permission before taking photos of dancers in regalia. If the photo is for publication or commercial use, this should be explained before the photo is taken.

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Always stand respectfully during special songs. These include the grand entry, flag songs, veteran’s songs or any other song that the emcee designates. During these songs, men should remove their hats.

The fancy dance is one of the m ost athletic and strenuous of m odern powwow dances , a n d is said to have originated i n Oklahom a.

When invited by the emcee or performers, visitors may participate in social and inter-tribal dances. It is considered polite to accept an offer of food or an invitation to eat with the dancers. It is a high honor to be asked to eat with a Native American family. Around the arena, there is a sheltered area that can either be in the form of an arbor or simply a canopy, which designates a resting place for the elders, dancers, singers and powwow

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Photos should not be taken during veteran’s songs, flag songs, prayers or any other time specified by the emcee. The correct term for a dancer’s outfit is regalia, not costume. Never touch a dancer’s regalia. Many of the ornaments have religious meaning and are cherished family heirlooms.

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Listen to the emcee. He will entertain and keep attendees informed about powwow events. If you have questions, the emcee can usually answer them for you between announcements.

officials. Take care not to sit in these places, which are easy to spot if you pay attention. There will be chairs, articles of clothing and other personal belongings in plain sight.


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Elmer Gantry Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Don’t miss the Oklahoma premiere of this Grammy-award winning 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.

March 1-2

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.

March 1-2

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.

March 1-31

Native Words, Native Warriors NSU John Vaughan Library (Tahlequah)

When the United States issued the call to arms in World Wars I and II, American Indians answered as warriors. Some men discovered that words—in their

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Native languages—would be their most valued weapons. These unsung American heroes share their stories of strength and courage in a Smithsonian traveling exhibition at Northeastern State University. “Native Words, Native Warriors,” tells the remarkable story of soldiers from more than a dozen tribes who used their Native languages while in service in the U.S. military.

March 1

“Discovering the Deportees” Woody Guthrie Center

Award-winning author, scholar, and performer Tim Z. Hernandez presents a public program based on his three-year quest to reconstruct the lives and incident behind Woody Guthrie’s song “Plane Wreck at Los Gatos (Deportee).” The presentation will be a combination of storytelling, music, and audience participation.

March 1, 7-8

The Mountaintop Tulsa PAC: Charles E. Norman Theatre

The Mountaintop by Katori Hall is a gripping fictional depiction of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s last night on earth. On April 3, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.

March 1

Amsoil Arenacross BOK Center

Tickets: $22 $32 Features two main events with headto-head bracket racing and the race to the championship—a playoff-inspired showdown to crown the champion. The BOK Center floor will be covered in 170 truckloads of soil, giving way to a sculpted, man-made dirt battleground featuring airinducing jumps and logic-defying obstacles.

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Mardi Gras Parade Tulsa Blue Dome District

Celebrate Fat Tuesday in style at the 4th annual Mardi Gras Parade. Watch as masked, costumed revelers and colorful, elaborate floats make their way through the Blue Dome District. In Mardi Gras tradition, brightly-colored beads and other trinkets will be tossed into the crowds, so collect as much as you can. Following the parade, the festivities continue in the Blue Dome District’s restaurants and bars. The parade will start and finish at 1st Street and Elgin Avenue.

March 6

Billy Currington Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Tickets: $55-$65 His first single, “Walk a Little Straighter,” quickly established Currington as a singer/ songwriter of depth and substance. The song peaked at No. 8 and he followed with “I Got A Feelin,’” which became his first top five. From there, the hits continued as his sophomore album Doin’ Somethin’ Right spawned his first No. 1 with “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right” and his second No. 1 with “Good Directions.” Released in 2008, his third album, Little Bit of Everything, featured five songs co-written by Currington. The Bobby Braddock/Troy Jones penned “People Are Crazy” became his third No. 1 and he followed that with a song he co-wrote, “That’s How Country Boys Roll,” which also hit the top of the charts. In September 2010 Currington released Enjoy Yourself, which included the No. 1 hits “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer” and “Let Me Down Easy.”

March 6-9

Greater Tulsa Home & Garden Show Expo Square

Oklahoma’s largest and longest-running home and garden products trade show, with 500 exhibitors. For a one-stop shopping experience for everything you need for your home, garden and so much more, it is the one home and garden show not to miss.


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Switchfoot Brady Theater

The Christian rock band has had mainstream success with hits like “Meant to Live,” “Dare You to Move” and “Awakening.” The band will perform several songs from their most recent album, as well as fan favorites. The band has been noted for their energetic live shows, and their seventh studio album Hello Hurricane received a Grammy award in 2011 for Best Rock Gospel Album. Since Switchfoot’s first release in 1997, the band’s sound has evolved significantly. The style of the early albums consisted primarily of guitar-driven alternative rock, hard rock with characteristics of a three-man lineup, though they also incorporated string arrangements with slower songs.

March 7

Gabriel Iglesias Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Tickets: $45-$65 In addition to success as a standup comedian, Gabriel is making a name for himself in the feature film and television arenas. This past April, Comedy Central premiered Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy in an unprecedented two-hour comedy special

March 8

Flying Fez Wine Tasting Festival Bedouin Shire Temple (Muskogee)

Enjoy one of Oklahoma’s biggest and best wine tasting events in Muskogee. Hosted by the Bedouin Shriners, sample awardwinning wines from 10 Oklahoma wineries while listening to live music. Gourmet Italian food will be served from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., and guests will receive an embossed wine glass.

March 9

Winter Jam Tour 2014 BOK Center

Tickets: $10 Features 10 artists for $10 with one mission

March 1-2

Clybourne Park Tulsa Performing Arts Center Exploring the provocative issues of race and class, Clybourne Park acts as both a prequel and sequel to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. Bruce Norris’ wickedly funny and fiercely provocative play about race, real estate and the volatile values of each won nearly every honor the theater has to give, including the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play and the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The story is told in two acts set 50 years apart. Act one takes place in 1959, as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification. “This show is a great example of why we do theatre. It takes issues that we are dealing

in mind—to share the gospel with as many people as possible. Acts schedule to perform include Newsboys, Lecra, Tenth Avenue North, Thousand Foot Krutch, Plumb, Newsong and Colton Dixon.

March 13

Miley Cyrus BOK Center

Tickets: $41.50-$91.50 Sure she came in like a wrecking ball in 2013, but will Miley Cyrus’ live show in 2014 back up her mountain of hype? The polarizing pop star, 21, launched her Bangerz trek (named after her imagechanging album) on Valentine’s Day. “The most important thing to me is making something people remember,” said Cyrus. “Everything I did last year, 2013 was such a big year for me, and that’s what I wanted to do with this show. So I think visually that’s really important and I had to fight a little bit because it isn’t the easy thing to travel with this stage that we’re using.” The world famous twerker, will continue her boundarypushing performances, but believes that her shows will be educational even for kids. “They’re going to be exposed to art most people don’t know about,” said the former Hannah Montana star. “People are taught to look at things so black and white,

with today and allows us to confront them and think about them through deeply personal stories,” said Sara Phoenix, artistic director of Theatre Tulsa. Directed by Vern Stefanic, Clybourne Park is also nominated for the Tulsa Awards for Theatre Excellence this season. The show is recommended for mature audiences only, due to graphic language. The cast includes Tulsa residents Nicholas Cains, Leighanna Cumbie, Sidney Flack, Kristin Harding, Kurt Harris, Joe Thomas and Dionne White.

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airing over two consecutive weekends. He employs storytelling, effected voices and sound effects in his act, whose other trademarks include references to his weight and his use of Hawaiian shirts. Gabriel was seen in last summer’s blockbuster film Magic Mike, co-starring alongside Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey. Tatum, a long-time fan of Gabriel’s personally sought him out for the role. Gabriel can be heard in the Disney animated feature film Planes.

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Tickets: $30-$60 To date, Black has written, recorded and released more than 100 songs, a benchmark in any artist’s career. An astounding one-third of these songs eligible for major single release also achieved hit song status at country radio, while more than 20 million of his albums have been sold worldwide. While it’s well-known that Black is an accomplished singer and guitarist, people may be surprised to learn that he is also proficient on drums and harmonica. Although his momentum gradually slowed throughout the 1990s, Black consistently charted hit songs into the 2000s. He has had more than 30 singles on the Billboard country charts, 22 of which have reached No. 1, in addition to having released nine studio albums and several compilation albums. Black’s continued success can be attributed in part to his deep sense of country music history, and his humble gratitude in being an important part of it. The 1989 debut of his critically acclaimed fan favorite, the triple platinum Killin’ Time, marked a shift in the industry, with a return to the more traditional sounds of the genre. CMT lists this album as one of the 100 Greatest Albums in country music.

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Three Days of Rain Tulsa PAC: Liddy Doenges Theatre

The children of two famous American architects square off over their parents’ greatest achievement, Janeway House. Who actually designed it? Walker and Nan’s father, Ned, or Pip’s father, Theo? Who was meant to inherit it? In the second act of this Pulitzer-nominated drama, the three actors who performed the roles of the children portray their parents 30 years earlier, and it’s revealed that the assumptions the children had about their fathers—and Walker and Nan’s mother—were wrong.

March 14

Tulsa Symphony Chamber Series Fly Loft

Delightful evening of tasty music, wine and cheese featuring the virtuosity of Tulsa Symphony’s finest musicians in a program especially selected by them for your enjoyment.

March 14-16, 21-23

Paint it Black Tulsa Ballet: Lorton Performance Center

Christopher Bruce brings The Rolling Stones (and Mick Jagger’s signature strut) to the stage in Rooster, and William Forsythe’s unmistakable masterpiece In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated will have you spellbound with its riveting electronic score.

March 14

Mia Farrow Tulsa PAC: Chapman Music Hall

Lady Antebellum BOK Center Tickets: $34.50 - $81.50 Well-rested and energized after returning from a maternity break for vocalist Hillary Scott, seven-time Grammy award-winning trio Lady Antebellum has had a successful run on the road in 2014 in support of the Take Me Downtown tour. “We spent almost every day last year backstage writing for our album Golden, so we were really focused on writing songs that would connect with the fans in these arenas. We definitely learned a lot about ourselves as live performers and the type of catalog we wanted to have so that we could go out and try to give the fans the best show they’ve ever experienced,” said Charles Kelley. “All of that was the jumping off point for this tour, and now it’s time to take it to the next level.” Last year, Lady Antebellum hosted over one million fans across the globe in 11 countries on their first headlining world tour, which earned them Billboard Touring’s Breakthrough Award and CMA’s International Artists Achievement Award. The shows were inspirational and critics praised the band’s youthful exuberance and unending energy.”

March 15

Third Day BOK Center

Tickets: $25-$99 There’s no denying the power of music to impact lives. During nearly two decades in the spotlight, the members of Third Day have seen that truth become evident over

The harmony-based trio continues to reaffirm the very beginnings of Lady Antebellum by focusing on deft songwriting and fresh uses of their talents, which was at the heart of what drew them together in the first place. Since its 2006 inception, Lady Antebellum has won the Vocal Group of the Year honor from both the CMA and from the ACM’s three times in a row and sold over 12.5 million digital singles and 10 million albums in the United States. The trio has taken seven trips to No. 1 on the country radio charts, earned five platinum singles including their recent “Downtown.” What separates Lady Antebellum from other pop country acts is the call and response of Scott and male lead Kelley’s vocals. Love songs just sound better being told from both sides. Add guitarist Dave Haywood’s harmonies and the formula is complete, as the band. Aside from using technology like clamping “go pro” cameras to their microphones and guitars to project on their 30-foot LED screen, the band spends a lot of time shaking hands and walking out into the crowd to hug and greet fans during their shows that have included a sampling of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and a cover of Avicii’s “Wake Me Up.”

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evolving life journey in this presentation entitled “Having a Meaningful Life: One Woman’s Journey to Fulfillment.”

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Exciting and informative displays are featured by manufacturers from around the world touting their latest designs and innovations. Dozens of factory product specialists will focus on vehicles that exude the latest they have to offer. Each year this show features nearly 600 new models, dozens of pre-production models and a host of prototype and concept vehicles. Nationally, the show is known as having the largest vintage and classic display of any new car show in North America

As the daughter of John Farrow and Maureen O’Sullivan, Mia Farrow was born into Hollywood royalty. Despite her privileged upbringing and a successful acting career, her personal life was marked with many struggles. The onset of polio at 9 years old and the deaths of two family members profoundly affected her as a child and shattered any sense of family security. But she was determined to use those struggles as stepping-stones to a more significant life. Farrow reflects on her ever-


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and over again and they testify to that power on their 2012 album Miracle. Faith, passion and rock ‘n roll swagger coalesce on the album that is a simmering brew of potent rock anthems infused with the substantive, life-affirming lyrics that have always been the bedrock of the band’s music. Miracle is the latest collection in a long, impressive body of work that has earned the band four Grammys, 24 GMA Dove Awards and one platinum album. The songs on Miracle cover a rich musical and emotional landscape including the vintage Methodist hymn “Morning Has Broken,” that was a pop hit in the ‘70s for Cat Stevens.

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March 15

REO Speedwagon Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Tickets: $40-$55 Formed in 1967, the band cultivated a following during the 1970s and achieved significant commercial success throughout the 1980s. Hi Infidelity (1980) contained four Top 40 hits and is the group’s bestselling album, with over 10 million copies sold. Over the course of its career, the band has sold more than 40 million records and has charted 13 Top 40 hits, including the number ones “Keep On Loving You” and “Can’t Fight This Feeling.” REO Speedwagon’s mainstream popularity dissipated in the 1990s, but the band remains a popular live act.

March 15-16

R.K. Gun Show Tulsa Expo Square

A high-quality gun show with great prices and selection, the show will feature antique, collectible, vintage and modern firearms.

March 21

Kathy Griffin River Spirit Casino

Tickets: $60-$90 When it comes to dishing Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders, Kathy Griffin is outrageously wild and downright hilarious. This two-time Emmy winner, NY Times best-selling author, five-time Grammy nominee, and Broadway darling will have you laughing out loud as she shares candid observations about everyday life, her dating experiences, and embellished celebrity tales. Armed with a lethal dose of semi-automatic sarcasm, the comedian is best known for her Bravo reality show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, which premiered in 2005, and her four-year stint on the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan. She also guest starred on ER, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Seinfeld as well as appearing on numerous talk shows

including Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Howard Stern and The View.

March 21

Yonder Mountain String Band Cain’s Ballroom

Tickets: $20-$30 Yonder Mountain String Band has always played music by its own set of rules. Bending bluegrass, rock and countless other influences that the band cites, Yonder has pioneered a sound of their own. With their traditional lineup of instruments, the band may look like a traditional bluegrass band at first glance but they’ve created their own music that transcends any genre.

March 21-22, 23, 27-29, 30

A Few Good Men Tulsa PAC: Liddy Doenges Theatre

“You can’t handle the truth!” Most people know this line from the 1992 film A Few Good Men. Based on the play by awardwinning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, A Few Good Men tells the story of military lawyers who uncover a high-level conspiracy when a rookie Navy lawyer is assigned to defend two Marines who are on trial for the murder of one of their platoon members. The play explores what it means to have honor, dignity and humanity in an increasingly complex world.

March 22

Justin Moore SpiritBank Event Center

Justin Moore’s always had a thing about doing it his way. Call it stubborn redneck mettle, a well-developed case of “who I am” or just the fierce commitment to blaze a trail inherent to people from his home of Poyen, Ark. While “Small Town USA” made Moore a bankable star, his formula of country hell-raising and small-town life that revolves around trucks, beer and girls has given him a life on mainstream country radio. “Point at You,” the first single off of his latest CD Off the Beaten Path, peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and “Lettin’ the Night Roll,” made it to No. 29. Moore has always had an interesting way of negotiating the good ole boy, redneck reality that’s defined today’s hardcore country fan. A little bit rowdy, a little bit sentimental, a whole lotta roughneck, Moore has dented the country radio charts with three No. 1s in the anything but big city “Small Town USA,” the sentimental family embracing “If Heaven Weren’t So Far Away” and the fidelity pledge “Til My Last Day,” in addition to the Top 10 mission declaration “Backwoods.”

March 28-April 6

La Cage Aux Folles Cox Business Center Assembly Hall

Tickets: $22-$33 After 22 years of un-wedded bliss Georges and Albin, two men partnered for betteror-worse get a bit of both when Georges’ son announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician. Further complicating the situation is the ‘family business’: Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the star performer Zaza. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “normal” when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans.

March 29

Cher BOK Center

Tickets: $25.50-$105.50 The Dressed to Kill tour is the eighth solo concert tour by American singer Cher, 67, and is in support of her 26th studio album, Closer to the Truth. The tour kicked off in Phoenix, Arizona on March 22 and closes in July 2014. Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will serve as “special guests” for the first 13 dates including the Tulsa stop. Her previous Never Can Say Goodbye Tour was one of the most successful tours by a solo artist and her new tour promises to be even more exciting. Recognized for having brought the sense of female autonomy and selfactualization into the entertainment industry, she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in various areas of entertainment, as well as continuously reinventing both her music and image, which has led to her being nicknamed the Goddess of Pop. Cher has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival, among several other honors. Her other ventures have included fashion designing, writing books and managing the film production company Isis.

March 30

Maxwell Street Tulsa PAC: John H. Williams Theatre

Maxwell Street is one of the Midwest’s most popular klezmer bands. Audiences of all backgrounds are delighted by Maxwell Street’s high-energy performances that glow with warmth and humor. Klezmer music has its roots in Jewish and Eastern European folk music but has been adapted to American tastes to create an organic fusion of everything from Russian dances to Hungarian gypsy bravado blended with Dixieland, jazz, swing and rumba.


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“Anyone can open a restaurant and serve decent food,” said Rehorn, who rotates the pub’s mementos so as to keep the décor fresh and patrons marveling at the humorous and antique collectibles. “Consumers don’t want to go into a vanilla box and eat. They want to be wowed. After 12 years we still have people who come in and tell us how cool our place is. There is nothing like it in the town and probably the state.

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“We di dn’t wa n t to do t radi t i o n a l p ub food, ” s ai d R e h o r n , w h o pre vio usly o w ne d t h e B o u r b o n Stre e t re s ta u r a n t s . “ Y ou can g o any w h e r e a n d g e t fr i e d ch e e s e , w i n g s a n d fr i e s . To m e t h at ’ s b o r i ng. We want e d s t u f f y o u co u l dn’t g e t a n y w h e r e els e and m a k e i t u n i q u e.” At dinner, begin with appetizers of deep fried baby back ribs or a seemingly simple but surprisingly ambrosial helping of River Nore shrimp steamed in herbs, celery and white wine. Familiar opening dishes like crispy crab cakes; gulf oyster; shamrock spuds (crispy fried potato skins topped and baked with Irish cheddar and bacon); and a mound of thick potato crisps topped with shredded cheddar cheese, red onions, tomatoes, green onions and olives, served with sour cream and Isaias Ruvalcaba O’Leary’s homemade salsa round things out. Complementing an old-school Caesar salad are a few interesting alternatives like lobster and sweet corn chowder; Irish stew with seared beef, carrots, onions and potatoes; and a St. Canice spinach salad that’s topped with red onion rings, eggs and croutons and can be served with grilled chicken and fried or buffaloed chicken tenders.

find plenty of tasty dishes from breasts topped with a generous portion of cold-water lobster, jumbo shrimp and fresh crabmeat in a creamy sauce to chicken potpie and a cordon bleu selection. Standard sides like thick potato wedges, cole slaw, rice pilaf, sweet potato fries, brown bread oyster stuffing or seasonal vegetable medley sautéed in garlic, shallots and dry white wine will satisfy if that is your chosen path. Irish favorites include corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips, cottage pie and of course bangers and mash. And if you’ve never heard of boxty, get educated with a helping of these grilled potato pancake creations that come stuffed with homemade fillings including seared beef, corned beef, seafood, veggies, chicken or salmon. Rounding out this incredibly diverse menu are delectable seafood entrees—lobster tail, rainbow trout, cod, salmon, shrimp and fisherman’s pie (a pot of fresh shrimp, cod and scallops married with leeks, potatoes and mushrooms inside a flakey, golden crust)—and comfy sandwiches like Ryelanes reuben, a grilled Portobello mushroom cap served burger style, turkey, chicken breast or beer battered Icelandic salmon fried crisp and golden.

For desert, keep the indulgence coming with cobbler, bread pudding, chocolate cake topped with Guinness Stout chocolate sauce and Baileys Other alternatives include pasta dishes Irish whipping cream or a tart Granny such as spinach tortellini, fettuccine Smith apple that is cored and stuffed with o’fredo, and Lorrha lobster pasta with toasted almonds, whiskey soaked raisins Kilkenny’s Irish Pub rotini pasta topped with a generous 1413 E. 15th St. | Tulsa and brown sugar. portion of cold-water lobster and delicious 918.582.8282 cream sauce—certainly no slouch in the But the pub’s specialty needs no www.tulsairishpub.com flavor department. introduction, the slow-pouring dark Every Day: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. mistress itself, Guinness, the centerpiece Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. In addition to well-known and well-loved of conviviality and required drinking for cuts of prime beef such as a 16-ounce anyone worth his weight in barley. Its ribeye, 10-ounce sirloin served with Irish strong beer list also includes Smithwick Irish Ale, Stella Artois, Coop whisky mushroom sauce (grilled or blackened) and an 8-ounce center DNR, Murphy’s Irish Stout, Spaten Oktoberfest and specialty beer cut tenderloin, Kilkenny’s offers butterflied pork chops, baby back ribs combos like Black Velvet (champagne and Guinness), Floosie (dark and French-cut lamb chops served with mint jelly. Chicken lovers will crème de cocoa, raspberry liqueur and Guinness) and Snakebite (Angry Orchard apple cider and Harp). Beer flights grouped by style help cut down the indecisiveness that comes after viewing the extensive menu. After-dinner drinks include the standard brandy and cognacs as well as premium liqueurs Kahlua, Sambuca Romano and Bailey’s Irish Cream. Beyond complete, and head and shoulders above consistent, Kilkenny’s delivers a creative dining experience that results in new levels of satisfaction.


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merican’s love a themed holiday even if it doesn’t hit close to the family tree. And St. Patrick’s Day is no different. Irish or not, plenty find it the perfect time to “go green” and share in shenanigans.

St. Patrick’s Day is a time to celebrate the luck of the Irish with parades, festivals, the clinking of beer glasses, good eats and old-fashioned frivolity. Whether you’re searching for ways to honor your Irish heritage or merely look good in green, the Tulsa-area has a St. Patrick’s Day bash for you. Blue Dome St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Tulsa’s energetic Blue Dome District turns a vibrant shade of green every year when the streets are filled with thousands of spectators sporting the traditional color. Home of longtime Irish favorites Arnie’s Bar, Woody’s Corner Bar and James E. McNellie’s Public House within a few blocks of one another, festival-goers will be treated to enough Irish beer and fare to feed a small army. Held throughout the entire St. Patrick’s Day weekend from morning until night, visitors can pub crawl, browse fun local retailers or enjoy live music all weekend long into the early morning hours. Wander through the five-block radius in the Blue Dome District that will be blocked from traffic and watch as the party spills out onto the streets with tent staging areas and bar stands with rooftop seating. Keep an eye out for McNellie’s semi-truck featuring 30 taps and over 100 kegs of beer.

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Keep an eye out for McNellie’s semitruck featuring 30 taps and over 100 kegs of beer.

No Tulsa celebration of St. Patrick’s would be complete without a visit to Arnie’s Bar, T-Town’s most famous Irish-themed pub. With live music scheduled each evening and everything from Guinness and Harp to Smithwick’s and Killian’s Irish Red on tap, Arnie’s is the place to be. After relocating to the Blue Dome District in 2000, Arnie’s took up residence in the nostalgic building that anchors the district. The blue dome building was originally built in 1912 as a filling station and 100 years later still retains all the original charm with Moorish architecture, leaded glass doors and a spacious courtyard. Visit the outdoor patio area for a welcoming oasis complete with mature trees, twinkling strands of lights and plenty of ice cold beer. While celebrating at this cozy hangout, don’t forget to try your hand at a game of shuffleboard, throw a round of darts with friends or make your way to the outdoor patio.


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and inviting as it presents an edgy take on otherwise familiar fare. Or maybe it’s the innovative cocktail menu that includes barrel-aged libations and one of the largest beer selections in the region with over 350 varieties. Other than the requisite Guinness and whiskeys, guests can expect a menu of bistro fare with an eye toward Irish favorites such as landlord’s cottage pie, fish and chips and a St. Patty’s melt (served throughout the year) that balances eight ounces of ground beef with grilled onions, Swiss and American cheeses on marble rye. And if you lose track of when the “big day” is, their website provides a countdown clock.

Opened in 2004 by Elliot Nelson, who gave up a dream of passing the bar to operate one, James E. McNellie’s Public House is both welcoming and comfortable with all the atmosphere of a classic Irish boozer. Maybe it’s the eclectic menu that is simultaneously inventive

No matter which St. Patrick’s Day celebration you choose to attend, if you decide to toast your inner Irishman with an alcoholic beverage, remember to celebrate responsibly. Sláinte! — Additional reporting by TravelOK.com.

Kilkenny’s Irish Pub When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, there might not be a greener place than Kilkenny’s Irish Pub in Tulsa’s trendy Cherry Street area. Dine on Irish fare such as beer-battered fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage or potato soup, before heading outside to join the festivities under Kilkenny’s party tent. Live music, food specials and vendors get the celebration started, while pints of Guinness, glasses of single malt scotch and shots of Irish whiskey keep it going until 2 a.m.

No need to shed leprechaun tears fretting over where to wear your favorite lime green top hat this year. It’s really easy being green at these joints.


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ips are generally considered to be tokens of appreciation for a job well done, but sometimes it’s just good form to throw a few bucks someone’s way. The art of tipping is a challenging ritual in that there aren’t set rules or instructions. Generally how much and when to or not to are left to your discretion. The problem is that given that much latitude, some of us stumble.

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• 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. • 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.


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icture, if you will, the rolling hills of Tuscany, deep in the heart of Italy, where the picturesque landscapes are home to honored traditions, a rich history, an artistic legacy, and, of course, an expanse of immense vineyards producing a bounty of delicious wines. Held together by a strong tie to high culture, Tuscany has established itself as a top tourist destination, a true escape from reality. Now, not all of us can afford to drop everything and catch a plane to Italy at a moment’s notice, so we find ourselves searching for the next best thing. Some of us watch TV or movies. Some of us read or write. Others seek solace in good food and good company. It doesn’t matter what we do as long as we get a break from the stress, a moment of peace: an escape from the daily grind.

Escape to Cork Wine Café. Located just off the corner of 91st and Memorial, Cork Wine Café is just a short drive away from home or work. Owners, Chris and Zach Collins introduced Tulsa to Cork back in late 2011. They were soon met with great success as the fatherson team were able to serve a taste of Tuscany to the Tulsa table. Namely, a taste of wine. With over 150 wines to choose from, Cork has undoubtedly cornered, or rather, corked the wine market in Tulsa. The owners even employ the use of a true import: an Enomatic wine storage system from Florence that houses 50 of their wines available by the glass. This rather impressive piece of machinery also keeps the spry sommelier from ever aging. “It’s the big guy,” says Chris. “It presses the wine with food-grade nitrogen, giving it enough pressure to pour it into your glass, keeping the wine prime for up to three weeks.” This independently owned and operated wine bar met its growing popularity by expanding its menu, building a boutique kitchen and hiring a head chef—Montana Childress—to implement a menu of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and entrees inspired by what the owners are calling Americana-Fusion cuisine. More recently, Childress’s sous chef Tyler Summers has taken the reigns in the kitchen, and is looking to help Cork soar to brand new heights. From the moment one enters Cork Wine Café, they are immediately transported to Tuscany. They find themselves in an open and inviting space with granite countertops, stacked-stone wall features, a custom built wooden trellis over a comfortable seating area, beautiful murals painted by a local artist, driftwood carvings and several other features that add to the rustic décor. The lighting is dim, setting a tone of relaxation and comfort. With occasional live music from both local and non-local acoustic and jazz artists, Cork Wine Café has truly become a home-away-home for its regulars. World renowned saxophone player, Grady Nichols has even become a regular himself, having performed several times. With plenty of seating and two bars, one overlooking the Enomatic wine preservation system and the other in line with two large televisions broadcasting the current sporting event, there is something for everyone at Cork Wine Café. What’s more, Cork is available on Sundays for full private parties as well as from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. every other day of the week. Accommodations for parties under 15 can also be made in the evenings.

With over 150 wines to choose from, Cork Wine Cafe combines the best of old and new worlds with AmericanaFusion cuisine.

Cork Wine Cafe

8922 S. Memorial Drive | Tulsa 918.615.3383 www.corktulsa.com

The owners and staff of Cork Wine Café take great pride in their consistent, high quality cuisine. The boutique style kitchen fills with orders quickly, so they ask that diners expect up to 30 minutes for food to arrive after orders have been placed. To ensure a faster paced dining experience, they recommend dining between 5-6:30 p.m. or after 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Rest assured, the food is well worth the wait. For instance, the pan roasted salmon with bourbon maple glaze, whole grain mashed potatoes, sautéed asparagus, and maple butter, paired with a glass of La Crema Sonoma Coast chardonnay will send your taste buds on a journey they won’t want to come back from. Not a fish or wine person? That’s fine. Cork has 150 beers to choose from as well, many of which are on tap. A glass of ice cold Sapporo is the perfect match for a plate of Korean chicken tacos. With a price point between $10-$30, the food, drinks, service, value, and atmosphere truly meet, nay, exceed the mark.


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Serving up favorites like our “world-famous” Tortilla Soup™,

fresh-ground hamburgers, crisp, delicious salads and our equally-famous Chicken Margarita™ … and don’t forget plenty of

ice-cold refreshments. We also invite you to visit us after dark to enjoy the best night life around. Join us for some of Oklahoma’s

finest live music. And Remember to take home some “moon wear” to remind you of your visit.

www.eatfullmoon.com 918.583.6666 | 1525 East 15th Street | Tulsa, OK 74120 918.994.6363 | 411 West Stone Wood Drive | Broken Arrow, OK 74012


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Pick Your Palate

Dining Experiences Worth Devouring

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

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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 $

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

together, Billy’s has you covered.

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

Bluestone Steak House & Seafood

Serving lunch, brunch and dinner, Bluestone offers friendly service and gourmet quality food. Dinner menu includes steak, bone-in pork chop, chicken fried chicken, shrimp scampi pasta and bar-bqued salmon.

www.bluestonesteakhouse.com; 10032 S. Sheridan Road; 918.296.9889 $$-$$$

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.billysimsbbq.com $

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

Billy’s on the Square

Cattleman’s Steakhouse

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

Full Moon Café

Serving up favorites like tortilla soup, fresh-ground hamburgers, crisp salads and chicken margarita, Full Moon Cafe also offers some of Oklahoma’s finest music at night including a live band karaoke. www.eatfullmoon.com; 1525 E. 15th St., Tulsa; 918.583.6666; 411 W. Stone Wood Dr., Broken Arrow; 918.994.6363 $

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 E. 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 $$


Pick Your Palate Dave and Buster’s

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.

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

Doc’s Wine and Food

www.docswineandfood.com; 3509 S. Peoria, Tulsa; 918.949.3663 $$

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 $$

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 $

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 $$

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 $

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Hey Mambo

Located in the Brady Arts District, Hey Mambo is a true brick oven Italian restaurant and wine bar where the control of the dining experience is placed firmly in your hands. Their mission is to provide delicious cuisine with charming and timely service in a modern and vibrant atmosphere. Dishes include chicken scallopini, a’gnello alla montanara, pescatora, pasta el sol, linguini carbonara and pizza. www.heymambo.com; 114 N. Boston, Tulsa; 918.508.7000 $-$$

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

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 $

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.

Keo

In The Raw

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

61st, Tulsa; 918.250.4668 $

Sushi with a pulse. In the Raw sushi

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 fullservice atmosphere. Located in Brookside and south Tulsa.

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El Tequila

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;

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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.

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Pick Your Palate Kilkenny’s Irish Pub

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A destination for travelers and a gathering place for friends, this Midtown mainstay has one of the largest menus in the area and a unique collection of beers, fine liquors and wines. With a full menu of traditional Irish favorites, Kilkenny’s is known for its boxty, a traditional Irish dish consisting of a grilled potato pancake stuffed with your choice of homemade fillings. Another popular dish is the King’s River fish and chips. For those late nighters with the munchies, the pub serves food until 1 a.m.

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www.tulsairishpub.com; 1413 E. 15th St., Tulsa; 918.582.8282 $-$$

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.

Dining Experiences Worth Devouring

www.mexicalibordercafe.com; 14 W. Brady, Tulsa; 918.582.3383 $

Molly’s Landing

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.

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

Nelson’s Buffeteria

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.

Peoria Ave., Tulsa; 918.933.5366 $

www.nelsonsbuffeteria.com; 4401 S. Memorial, Tulsa; 918.236.4655 $

Maxxwell’s

Pancho’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

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. www.mazzios.com;

Buffet-style Mexican restaurant offering tacos, enchiladas and sopapillas. Raise the flag when the plate gets empty. 7819 E.

Admiral Place, Tulsa; 918.834.6635 $

Polo Grill

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. Award-winning 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.

918.664.444 $

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

Mexicali Border Café

Prhyme

Serving authentic Mexican cuisine since 1987, Mexicali offers a full menu with quesadillas, appetizers, fresh salads, soups, fajitas and specialty plates.

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.

S&J Oyster Bar & Seafood Café

Family friendly joint that can be the perfect place to experience the true flair and spice of Cajun and New Orleans culture. Specialties include étouffée, crawfish pie, crab cake, feta salmon salad, catfish, clams and fried calamari. www.sjoyster.com; 308 E. 1st St., Tulsa; 918.938.7933 $

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 $$$

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 $

Shiloh’s

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

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

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, 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 $$$

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 $


Pick Your Palate Spaghetti Warehouse

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.

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

Sushi Alley

Specializes in sushi, the Japanese grill and various cold salads. There are no fried foods and each course is prepared to order, course by course. These are all small plates that can be eaten with chop sticks and all of their dishes have suggested pairings of beer, wine and sake.

www.sushialleytulsa.com; 1730 Utica Square, Tulsa; 918.592.5539 $

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 $$

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

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www.tekeis.com; 1616 S. Utica, Tulsa; 918.382.7777 $$

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 $$

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 $$$

Twin Peaks

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 $

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 friendly and attentive Twin Peaks girls, offering their signature girl-next-door playful personalities. www.twinpeaksrestaurant.com; 7007 S. Memorial Drive, Tulsa; 918.250.0700 $

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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 $$

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www.40meatballs.com; 221 E. Brady, Tulsa; 918.587.4440 $-$$

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After Dark

Entertainment Districts

Various cultural and entertainment districts in and around downtown Tulsa offer an exciting assortment of activities … especially after dark. The city’s many districts meet most needs from familyfriendly offerings and quaint settings to vibrant nightlife and exciting atmospheres.

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Brady Arts District

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Located north of he Sante Fe Railroad tracks from the central business district and centered at Main Street and Brady Avenue, the Brady District is one of Tulsa’s oldest areas, characterized by twostory brick warehouses. The Brady Theater, built between 1912-14, was originally designed to serve as the city’s municipal auditorium and was simply called Convention Hall for the first 40 years of its life. In 1952, major additions were added and the building was renamed Tulsa Municipal Theater. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Supplanted as the city auditorium in 1979 by construction of the Performing Arts Center in downtown, “the Old Lady on Brady” continues to be used today for a wide variety of concerts and theatrical productions.

T h i s e c l e ct i c d i s t r i ct b o a s t s s u s h i b a r s n e a r b i k e r b a r s a n d i n d i e co f f e e s h o p s n e a r m a r t i n i lo u n g e s . North of the Brady on Main Street is the Cain’s Ballroom, formerly the garage of the Wyatt Tate Brady family and the home of Bob Wills and his band, the Texas Playboys. The district is also the location of many local artists’ galleries, restaurants with late night hours, bars and dance clubs. Today, the Brady Arts District is one of the most diverse areas in all of Tulsa. It hosts restaurants, clubs, museums, and businesses and is a prime example of urban living. There is presently construction that will more than double the number of permanent residents in this artistic conclave. The neighborhood’s renaissance got a significant boost in late 2012 with the opening of Guthrie Green, a public garden and outdoor stage, on a central plot of land formerly inhabited by commercial buildings. Guthrie Green has quickly emerged as a neighborhood focal point, hosting community events, live music and a farmers market. 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

This 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

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

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.


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Not Just an Ordinary Bar

Hours: Mon.-Sun. 11am-2am

Located in the heart of the Brady Art District of downtown Tulsa Caz's Pub 21 East Brady \ Tulsa, OK 74103

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After Dark Get to Know … Cody Tucker

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It’s Abominable

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As a fairly fresh contender in a fiercely competitive scene, KREWX is gaining momentum by the jam

“Come get Weti at the Yeti!” Right next door to Tulsa’s one and only Cain’s Ballroom, The Yeti is one of Tulsa’s newest and most popular live music venues and bars. With an indoor and outdoor stage and seating, smoking and non-smoking sides, and a casual group atmosphere, The Yeti is the perfect place for anyone looking to have a drink … or a few. For those of us counting pennies, The Yeti has some killer happy hour specials, including $1 domestics and $5 beer and shot combos from 4-7 p.m. every day. If you get hungry, the downtown food trucks might even swing by and pay a visit. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, you can actually rent The Yeti for a special event and they’ll even provide the live music or DJs. The Yeti is located at 417 N. Main St., in the heart of Downtown Tulsa’s Brady Arts District. So, take your friends, and go have a drink, because a visit to this bar definitely won’t leave you cold. www.tulsayetibar.com — Taylor Sides

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Blu Ultra Lounge Awesome bar in the Brady Arts District. They definitely accomplish their intention of appealing to a broad clientele. It is a very inviting space. I feel like I can dress up and not feel out of place with their grand piano, beautiful crystal chandelier and black marble bar top, but I can also just show up right after school with jeans and feel right at home with their high chairs and pool table. Hodges Bend The only thing I don’t like about Hodges Bend is that I keep forgetting to go there. My wife and I went to grab a drink and we both loved it. The decor and ambiance was perfect. They really paid attention to details like the record player, shelves of liquor and seating. Our bartender was awesome and knowledgeable and never made the place feel snobby. This will definitely be a place I return to with great joy. Drake’s Tavern Drake’s is an awesome, cool little pub. Bar is about 2 feet from the door and the bartender immediately greeted us. The drinks were nice and strong and they had a good beer selection to boot. The crowd was very diverse and friendly. They even have darts upstairs.

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t may come as a surprise to a lot of people that there’s a dance music scene in Oklahoma. And that scene, which ranges from mash-ups, electro, dubstep and party, is to some degree defined by the star quality of the DJs like Cody Tucker. Tucker, who is also known as KREWX, is a 22-year-old Tulsa native and local DJ who can be seen performing regularly at Electric Circus, a dance club and bar in the Blue Dome District, and at Zanmai Sushi, Tulsa’s newest Japanese steakhouse, hibachi and sushi restaurant, and bar. Launching the Trap and G-House DJ project back in 2012, KREWX has quickly become a household name in the cutting-edge art form that has darted in and out of the mainstream since the disco of the 1970s. “I have too many things I want to do with my life,” admits Tucker. “I have a great girl, a strong family, and I look at every day as a blessing. I am an entrepreneur, graphic designer, music and sound engineer starting to bundle all of my passions and hobbies into one big project.” That project is KREWX. Judging by the response of his fans who return week by week to see him perform while they dance the night away, KREWX is well on his way to joining the ranks of some of the greatest DJs in the Midwest. KREWX is a part of Subkulture Records. www.krewx.com — Taylor Sides


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Ida Red provides a small-town atmosphere with high-energy people, local pride, unique products and plenty of pop. By Chris Greer

Locator Woodland Hills Mall 7021 S. Memorial Drive Tulsa | 918.250.1449 www.simon.com Utica Square 1709 Utica Square Tulsa | 918.742.5531 www.uticasquare.com

Tulsa Promenade Mall 4107 S. Yale Avenue Tulsa | 918.627.9282 www.tulsapromenade.com

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If you’re looking for something from the past or very uniquely current, you can find it all in this section of town.

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Tulsa’s Riverwalk Crossing, Riverfront Market and Kings Landing Located at 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

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But it’s not bad guys or unexplained mysteries this Ellery Queen-intraining is trying to locate or solve. She’s on the trail of a more effervescent target Ida Red Boutique … soda pop. 3336 S. Peoria Ave. | Tulsa The 3,000-square foot business on Brookside As manager of Ida Red Boutique, this 918.949.6950 was one of the first stores, local or national, “woman of many hats” makes part of www.idaredboutique.com to carry Blake Mycoskie’s TOMS shoes that her daily mission to find unique and Monday through Saturday (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.) have become immensely popular. Other regional soft drinks to populate the Sunday (Noon – 4 p.m.) unique products include Lily and Laura bumper crop of libations that helped Bracelets that are hand crocheted by village put the rockin’ boutique on the map. women in Nepal; Louis & Cluck apparel, “We carry anywhere between 100accessories and products including the “I Love the 918” line; and 200 varieties of drink,” says the bubbly caretaker of cool products. weird-funny Nifty Keen greeting cards created by designer Zuri Louis “Some are hard to find which makes it so special. There are not a lot and musician/writer Jarrod Gollihare. If repping Oklahoma is high on of distributors for the stuff we carry. For example, we have Cheerwine, your list, Ida Red has your back with Sooner State-themed shirts, hats, which tastes like Cherry Dr. Pepper. It’s real popular in North Carolina. keepsakes, souvenirs and kid dresses crafted from flour sacks. People get so excited when they find something they haven’t tried. Combine the drinks with hard-to-find candy and people get real happy, You can also expand your music library with some choice vinyl cuts which makes us happy.” from Oklahoma mainstays like Hanson, Red Dirt Rangers and national artists including Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong who embrace the In 2008, through a relationship developed by her father Steve Ripley classic presentation of their music. They also offer customers the ability … yes, the same vocalist-songwriter-guitarist Ripley who fronted The to purchase tickets to shows at Cain’s and the Brady Theater Tractors and played with Bob Dylan … Wright and Cain’s Ballroom coowner Alice Rodgers started Ida Red (which takes its name from a tune “I love people and am freakishly passionate about Tulsa, Oklahoma popularized by Western swing legend Bob Willis) as a merchandise and Oklahoma music. There are so many things that make this state so arm of the historic music venue. What started out offering concert great,” says Wright who promotes that love with a large purple heart on posters and t-shirts has blossomed into a store with an extensive the Ida Red wall. “ We’re growing one funky step at a time. Hopefully selection of goods to suit every budget and taste. I’m doing a good job of sharing the love.”

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Splurge Get to Know … Amanda Viles

Saks Fifth Avenue’s marketing director is living in a retail wonderland

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And that doesn’t just mean picking out a product to put in a display case. With the Manolo Blahnik in-store event, that meant identifying the client, crafting budgets, handling travel logistics, preparing displays and creating a buzz. “Sure it’s a lot of work, but when you love your “[Working job and what you’re doing, everything is so much better,” she said. at Saks Fifth

Avenue] It’s like being around pieces of art every day.”

Another part of her job that resonates with her is providing the store avenues for its charitable giving efforts through the Saks Gives program. During these in-store events, 10 percent of the sales benefit a local charity. The YWCA’s Wine, Women & Shoes campaign received “the love” from the Manolo Blahnik launch. “Since everyone loves shoes, I thought the YWCA would be an awesome partner,” said Viles who started in the fashion industry as an assistant buyer at Woodward & Lothrop in Washington D.C. “Our charitable outreachprogram, Saks Gives, is one of my favorite things about Saks.” A Holland Hall graduate, Viles took her childhood dreams of working in fashion to the University of Virginia before professional stints on the East Coast. While she flirted with staying in the New York area, the draw of family and friends factored into relocating to T-Town where she grew her marketing and communication skills at Williams Companies, Williams & Williams and the Auction Network before landing her “dream job.”

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“I work in an industry that I’m very passionate about. I’m extremely lucky in that I get to drive to Utica Square each day, walk into a beautiful store and be creative with beautiful, exclusive, designer merchandise,” said Viles. “It’s like being around pieces of art every day.” — Chris Greer

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As the director of marketing for Saks Fifth Avenue, Viles was responsible for the luxury department store’s Feb. 20 collection launch for Manolo Blahnik (a high-end shoe brand that Millennials may remember as the shoe of choice for Twilight’s Bella Swan during her wedding). In the Tulsa area, the shoes are only available at Saks. “In this industry we have two seasons: spring and fall,” said Viles, a Tulsa native who has worked for the Utica Square fixture since 2010. “There is so much planning that goes into each season and the events we host.”

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tarted in 1998, the Cherry Street Farmers’ Market sprung from the kernel of an idea that local, seasonal, and sustainable food is better tasting and better for you.

As the Market has grown, up from a handful of vendors in the late 1990s to close to 90 today, it has gained widespread support from the community at large. Located in Lincoln Plaza from 1998-2009, the Market moved to Cherry Street in 2010 with the strong support of market goers, merchants and the city council. Occupying East 15th Street from South Quaker to South Rockford, the Market has continued to expand, accommodating more vendors and offering more products. The Cherry Street Farmers’ Market is a purely Oklahoma grown market, which means all agricultural products must be grown or raised in Oklahoma. They are also a 100 percent producer market: all agricultural products are grown or raised by the farmer/vendor selling at the market, and over 75 percent of the vendors are farmers. This eliminates the need for middle men and ensures that the products offered are fresh, local and sustainable. In 2004, the Market started offering a Wednesday market located at the Tulsa Garden Center. In 2007, the Wednesday market moved to the Brookside area and now resides at 41st and Peoria. The Wednesday market hosts about 20 vendors and serves hundreds of customers. The original Saturday market is also still going strong boasting around 60 vendors and serving thousands of customers each week during the market season—April to October. And in 2012, a Saturday Winter Farmers’ Market was created that operates on a bi-weekly basis from the Whole Foods Market parking lot on 41st Street just east of Peoria from November through March (8:30-11 a.m.). This provides a viable way for farmers and vendors to continue to bring local food goodness to customers year round. Pick up some beef, chicken, lamb, pork and bacon, along with raw cow’s milk cheeses, and goat cheese, butter, and yogurt. Don’t forget about farm-fresh eggs and locally produced honey, as well. There is also plenty of prepared foods on hand, as well from vendors like Bohemia Moveable Feast, Koehns Grassfed, Farrell Family Bread and Okie Alchemy. www.cherrystreetfarmersmarket.com

Finding deals is a breeze at Tulsa’s Woodland Hills Mall, which has quite the range of stores from clothing and shoes to gifts, jewelry, specialty and novelty items. This two-level, one-plus million square-foot, super regional shopping center is anchored by Dillard’s, Macy’s and Sears. The center features more than 165 fine stores including Abercrombie & Fitch, Apple, Banana Republic, Hot Topic, The Children’s Place, Victoria’s Secret, Zales and over 80 stores you won’t find anywhere else in Tulsa. Among Woodland Hills Mall’s amenities are a carousel, a children’s play area and a glass elevator. All that bargain hunting is sure to make you hungry, so head over to the food court where Auntie Anne’s, Chick-fil-A, Nori Japan and Raising Cane’s will charge you up again. Woodland is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday with Sunday hours Noon to 7 p.m.

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Gardner’s Used Books and Music One of the best used bookstores I’ve been to. They have a wide variety of books. I was able to find five out of five authors I wanted as I browsed. Thanks to the great selection, I ended up buying more books than intended and enjoyed it too. The place is like a maze; you can get lost if you ignore the signs on every shelf. Most of the books are 50 percent off their retail price. Cheap Trills Vintage This is my absolute favorite vintage shop in Tulsa. I always make sure to stop by every time I’m in town. The prices are amazing and very affordable. Pristine 1950s dresses for $25-$45? Heck yeah! If I found the same dresses I’ve bought from Cheap Thrills in Upstate New York, I wouldn’t be able to afford them because they’d be in the hundreds. Colour Art Gallery It’s a cool and funky gallery that carries jewelry, prints, ceramics, home accents, paintings and just about any other kind of art your creative heart could desire. It’s all very reasonably priced. Everyone was very friendly and helpful at the gallery. They are more than happy to tell you about the artists and their work. Definitely make it a point to stop in and check this place out. It’s fun to browse with friends.


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Even with the Woody Guthrie Center showcasing an incredible body of work, can Guthrie’s spirit and message still resonate with a changing culture?

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And one of the greatest proponents of the unequivocal equanimity of all people was a humble, traveling tune-smith from Okemah, Okla., named Woody Guthrie.

Guthrie’s message was about the brotherhood of man, and how we need to get along and help each other. It’s timeless. It’s the same message that’s been basic since the beginning, and it’ll probably always need to be restated, but Guthrie, who wrote over 2,000 songs, but only recorded one third of them, was definitely a genius at putting it in everyday terms.

His edicts, advice and analysis on the human condition ring in the same vein of truth as the great philosophers, humanitarians and prophets who have steered the conscience of humanity since the beginning of recorded history. Yet as the globe is again encircled with the flames of unrest and the shroud of war, Guthrie’s simple wisdom rings true.

Born in 1912, Guthrie was largely under-appreciated in his own time, branded everything from a bum to a communist. Painter, illustrator, philosopher, journalist, poet and prophet all in one, Guthrie was a Renaissance man dedicated not to haute culture, but to the universal roads traveled by ordinary beings. In this modern age, where the disparity between the haves and havenots widens almost daily, Guthrie’s spirit rises to once more bolster the faith of the downtrodden, and to bring humanity back to the basic, enduring sensibilities that foster peace and contentment. Guthrie’s words, both sung and scribed, hold power in the here and now, and those who spread his humble ideologies serve to nurture the soul by awakening its roots.

On “Christmastime in Washington” Steve Earle sings, “See there’s foxes in the henhouse/And there’s cows out in the corn/The unions have been busted/And their proud red banners torn/But if you listen to the radio/They’ll tell you all is well/But you and me and Cisco know/It’s goin’ straight to hell/So come back Among those helping to open Woody Guthrie/Come back to us now.” Woody Guthrie Center the eyes of the blind is the group 102 E. Brady St. | Tulsa over at the Woody Guthrie Those words ring even truer now. 918.574.2710 Center. Home to the Woody www.woodyguthriecenter.org Guthrie Archives, the Center It’s safe to say that Guthrie is one of the most Tuesday through Sunday (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) preserves his legacy and life important figures in Oklahoma music history. With story and communicates the his total optimism in finding a better way to live and social, political, and cultural to work and to relate to one another as a society, values found in his vast body of work. The Center is a repository for Guthrie and his songs ranging from “Oklahoma Hills” to “This Land is Your Land,” gave life to ideas that a few brave souls are still working on Guthrie’s writings, art, and songs and an educational resource for today. — Chris Greer teachers and students everywhere.

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As prolific as Guthrie was at crafting songs, few realize that he was also an amazing writer who penned on topics ranging from war and homelessness to love and sex. Bound for Glory, Guthrie’s most recognizable piece for the general masses, details his experiences riding the rails.

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n the Americana musical tradition, there have been many icons. The roots of the tree stretch back long before Dylan went electric in Newport. They bring together the tales of the pioneering spirit and the ballads that plumb the depths of the human soul. This is the music of the common folk—the dirt-level dig-ins who cling to the tattered fringes of the American Dream.


Tulsa Scene ATTRACTIONS Big Splash Water Park 4707 E. 21st St. Tulsa | 918.749.7385 www.bigsplashwaterpark.com

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BOK Center 200 S. Denver Tulsa | 918.894.4200 www.bokcenter.com

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Brady Theater 105 W. Brady St. Tulsa | 918.582.7239 www.bradytheater.com Castle of Muskogee 3400 W. Fern Mountain Road Muskogee | 800.439.0658 www.okcastle.com Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge 211 S. Elgin Ave. Tulsa | 918.430.3901 www.dustbowltulsa.com

Linnaeus Teaching Gardens 2435 S. Peoria Ave. Tulsa | 918.746.5125 www.tulsagardencenter.com

Tulsa Performing Arts Center 110 E. 2nd St. Tulsa | 918.596.7122 wwwtulsapac.com

Mary K. Oxley Nature Center 5701 E. 36th St. N. Tulsa | 918.669.6644 www.oxleynaturecenter.org

Tulsa Zoo 6421 E. 36th St. N. Tulsa | 918.669.6600 www.tulsazoo.org

New Heights Rock Gym 1140 S. 107th E. Ave. Tulsa | 918.439.4400 www.newheightsrockgym.com Oklahoma Aquarium 300 Aquarium Drive Jenks | 918.296.3474 www.okaquarium.org Tulsa Garden Center 2435 S. Peoria Ave. Tulsa | 918.746.5125 www.tulsagardencenter.com

Unfiltered Consumer Comments

Philbrook Museum of Art This museum is one of my favorites in the world. The art is traditional in taste. It may not one of the greatest collections on a world-wide scale, but it is beautifully displayed and one of the best art experiences. The mansion is absolutely gorgeous. Helps me to remember that Tulsa was once a bigger, more important oil center than Houston. This part of the city was built when it was still the outskirts of town during the oil boom. Tulsa River Parks River Parks has spent many years upgrading the bike paths from dirt to nice divided paths running over 7 miles along the picturesque Arkansas River. These improvements have added to the safe feeling of being at the river with all the different people who use the public park. Dust Bowl Lanes and Lounge This place is great. It has a retro-70’s ambiance and old-school, but like new, bowling lanes. The drinks were excellent and our bartender did not skimp on the alcohol in the cocktails. I would highly recommend Dust Bowl to anyone wanting to have a fun 21-over group evening.

USS Batfish War Memorial Park Muskogee | 918.682.6294 www.ussbatfish.com

MUSEUMS Gilcrease Museum 1400 Gilcrease Museum Road Tulsa | 918.596.2700 www.gilcrease.org

Tulsa Children’s Museum 560 N. Maybelle Tulsa | 918.295.8144 www.tulsachildrensmuseum.org

Military History Museum 112 North Main St. Broken Arrow | 918.794.2712 www.okmhm.org

Tulsa Historical Society 2445 S. Peoria Tulsa | 918.712.9484 www.tulsahistory.org

Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 111 E. 1st St. Tulsa | 918.281.8600 www.okjazz.org

Woody Guthrie Center 102 E. Brady St. Tulsa | 918.574.2710 www.woodyguthriecenter.org

Philbrook Museum of Art 2727 S. Rockford Road Tulsa | 918.749.7941 www.philbrook.org Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art 2021 E. 71st St. Tulsa | 918.492.1818 www.jewishmuseum.net Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium 3624 N. 74th E. Ave. Tulsa | 918.834.9900 www.tulsaairandspacemuseum.org

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ove the wild outdoors? Then Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve might just be the place for you. Established in 1925, Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve sits on 3,700 acres of beautiful, rugged Oklahoma land. Home to several species of native and exotic wildlife like buffalo, elk, and longhorn cattle (for you Texas fans), Woolaroc is the perfect place to get in touch with your inner animal. Not a big animal person? That’s fine. Woolaroc (derived from three words—the woods, lakes and rocks) is also a museum with an exceptional assemblage of western and Native American art and artifacts, one of the finest collections of Colt firearms in the world, and so much more. Whether you’re a kid or a just a kid at heart, Woolaroc has something for everyone, so bring the whole family and come experience nature at its finest. Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve is located on Highway 123, 12 miles southwest of Bartlesville. Admission prices are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 65+, and free for children 11 and under. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. www.woolaroc.org — Taylor Sides

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Price Tower Arts Center (Bartlesville) We enjoyed our tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright office building, and our tour guide gave a great deal of interesting information. We were lucky to get a tour because they do fill up quickly, so be sure to call ahead to be included in the tour. Frank Lloyd Wright was a short man and that is reflected in the dimensions he used in designing the living quarters of the building. He didn’t design this office building with large open spaces. Jim Davis Arms & Historical Museum (Claremore) Having been involved in Civil War re-enactment in the past, my fiancée was eager to re-visit the museum. I had passed it a million times but had never stopped. The suggested donation was reasonable, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We wandered at our leisure, investigating what must have been hundreds of display cases. Five Civilized Tribes Museum (Muskogee) It is a museum dedicated to preserving the art, history and culture of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek) and Seminole tribes. The two-story museum houses a primer of Native American life in the Five Tribes area downstairs. There are numerous artifacts, displays and photographs. Upstairs is the art gallery. The gallery changes often. When I visited, workers were dismantling a student art show, but there were other items on display including some original wood carvings by Willard Stone, and of course the bronze “Stickballer” by Jerome Tiger.


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owboys and cowgirls of all ages, saddle up and ride out to the Tom Mix Museum in Dewey for tons of fun where the West was won. Established in 1965, the Tom Mix Museum, named for the very first cowboy gone movie star, is home to a unique display of memorabilia, along with several of the late actor’s personal items, items that he himself used every single day. Known the world over, Mix made and starred in 85 films with Fox Studios and was a regular performer in the 101 Wild West Show. Several thousand visitors from all over the nation make the trip to the Tom Mix Museum each year to witness a part of history and American cinema first hand. From small-town, Oklahoma to Hollywood, Mix was living proof that dreams really do come true. The Tom Mix Museum is about an hour north of Tulsa and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. www.tommixmuseum.com — Taylor Sides

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ay a trip to Lendonwood Gardens this month as winter turns to spring and the birds begin to sing. Founded in 1995, the Lendonwood botanical gardens in Grove boast a one-of-a-kind blend of Asian and American gardening cultures. With six distinct themed feature gardens, there is plenty to see at this six-acre wonderland of plant-life: 1,200 different plants to be exact. This includes the largest collection rhododendrons in the Southwest, 500 varieties of daylilies, 25 varieties of dogwoods, and one of the largest collections of false cypress trees in the United States. The Angel of Hope Garden is a visitor favorite, as it is home to a brilliant bronze statue of an angel memorializing loved ones lost and bringing peace and comfort to all. A true feast for the eyes and for the soul, the gardens provide a non-profit, educational, scientific environment for the public, stimulating activity and bringing together gardening and botanical research enthusiasts and nature buffs alike. Lendonwood Gardens is open year-round during daylight hours. Entrance is free, but donations are suggested and welcomed. Maps and information for self-guided tours are available inside the entrance at the gatehouse. www.lendonwood.com — Taylor Sides


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The COTM worship leader strikes the right chord breeding excitement with top-notch, pre-message musical presentations. By Chris Greer

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ike Bon Jovi, Andy Chrisman had “seen a million faces and rocked them all” during a 15-plus-year run fronting the Grammy-nominated contemporary Christian group 4Him. Despite the amazing success the group achieved including 24 No. 1 singles, there was something missing for Chrisman. “I’d know since I was a kid that being a worship leader was what God was wanting me to do with my life,” he says. “The road had become a grind being away from home so much. And when you put yourself in God’s employment and he gives you an opportunity in your heart, you don’t question it, you just go and know He’ll take care of it.” Following a meeting in 2005 with Pastor Willie George of Tulsa’s Church on the Move, Chrisman realized that God had brought him an opportunity that would be the final piece of a life-calling puzzle despite the church not being on his career radar. “If you’re not going to have your own business you want to work for someone you trust,” says Chrisman. “And that person was Pastor George. I saw how much effort he wanted to put into the next generation. He was free of scandal and everything he touched prospered. That was something I wanted to be a part of.”

“We want to put the best product on stage because excellence draws people to God. We don’t want people to think about someone singing out of tune or not able to play the right rhythm,” says Chrisman of his band that rehearses 8-10 hours a week and hundreds of hours for the Christmas, Easter and conference presentations. “And we acknowledge that there are many in our congregation above the age of 50. If you keep going young and younger and ignore that there is a large number of older members, at that point it becomes somewhat self serving. We want to serve everyone who walks through the doors. So our common denominator is sincerity.” And sincerity sells. So does reaching back, turning down the amps and breaking out hymns on occasion. The COTM band operates from a mantra of not working until the job is done, but doing the job right. “We believe that God deserves the best so we need to spend a little more time on the details. “ Some of those details take center stage as the band tackles tunes ranging from a swing-revival version of Hank Williams’ “I Saw the Light,” and a spot-on soulful sampling of Otis Redding’s “Respect,” to contemporary classics “The Greatness of Our God” and “Nothing but the Blood / With Everything.” Chrisman has also grown in his worship leader role at COTM letting the next generation take the microphone on many songs. “I find it a greater victory to see others knock it out of the park, then doing it myself. I’ve done this. I don’t have anything left to prove. It’s very freeing for me. When I’m old and gray and can’t do it anymore, I want to be able to look back and see that we created something incredible.”

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1003 N. 129th E. Ave. | Tulsa 918.234.8188 www.churchonthemove.com Services: Saturday (Tulsa): 6 p.m. Sunday (Tulsa and Glenpool): 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. Online: www.cotmlive.com

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The partnership has been a blessing for both men. The Chrisman-led worship service rivals nearly any concert put on by rock royalty and backed by million-dollar-national productions. From the lighting, musicianship, contemporary sound and energy to the obvious attempt to push the creative limits of their gifts, Chrisman and his group serve as the wake-up call during weekend services that reach thousands with “set lists” that appeal to members of all ages.

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“To the dead man, Jesus was life. To the prostitute, He was a second chance. To the searching, He was the long-awaited answer. Who is Jesus to you? Discover what it means when He says, ‘I Am Jesus.’” Spend this Easter weekend, March 29-31 with the congregation of LifeChurch.tv and senior pastor Craig Groeschel as they come together to celebrate the Lord’s holiday. Since 1996, LifeChurch.tv has been leading people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. They strive to make a lasting difference in people’s lives, in families and communities, and throughout the world. With two locations in Tulsa and one in Broken Arrow along with multiple services, there is no way you can miss this unforgettable message. www.lifechurch.tv/easter. — Taylor Sides

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All Souls Unitarian 2952 S. Peoria Ave. Tulsa | 918.743.2363 www.allsoulschurch.org Asbury United Methodist 6767 S. Mingo Road Tulsa | 918.492.1771 www.asburytulsa.org Boston Avenue Methodist 1301 S. Boston Ave. Tulsa | 918.583.5181 www.bostonavenue.org Broken Arrow Assembly 3500 W. New Orleans St. Broken Arrow | 918.251.8591 www.theassembly.org Central Church of the Nazarene 7291 E. 81st St. Tulsa | 918.252.5483 www.centralchurch.tv Church On The Move 1003 N. 129th East Ave. Tulsa | 918.234.5656 www.churchonthemove.com

First Baptist 403 S. Cincinnati Tulsa | 918.587.1571 www.tulsafbc.org First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow 100 W. Albany St. Broken Arrow | 918.258.4575 www.fbcba.org

Are you a dedicated Christian, part of a mission-minded church, or simply an evangelistic individual looking for ideas to help grow your church and ministry and spread the good news of Jesus Christ? Then be sure to visit the Tulsa Expo Center at the fairgrounds from March 19-22 for The Tulsa Workshop. Every March since 1976, The Tulsa Workshop has been bringing together worshippers and exhibitors from different places and congregations all over the nation and around the world. This year, there will be over 200 exhibitors and over 30 different speakers in sessions each day, with nationally known speakers presenting every evening, including Duck Dynasty’s very own Duck Commander, Phil Robertson on March 21 at 7 p.m. The exhibition area booths will be used for promotion of bookstores, missionaries, singing groups, universities, children’s homes, Christian T-shirts and jewelry, educational supplies and curriculum, and more. This event is free to the public. www.tulsaworkshop.org — Taylor Sides

First Baptist Church of North Tulsa 1414 N. Greenwood Ave. Tulsa | 918.582.5129 www.fbcnt.org

Holy Family Cathedral 820 S. Boulder Ave. Tulsa | 918.582.6247 www.holyfamilycathedralparish.com

Rhema Bible Church 1025 W. Kenosha St. Broken Arrow | 918.258.1588 www.rhemabiblechurch.com

First Presbyterian Church 709 S. Boston Ave. Tulsa | 918.584.4701 www.firstchurchtulsa.org

Kirk of the Hills 4102 E. 61st St. Tulsa | 918.494.7088 www.thekirk.com

Riverview Baptist Church 1320 S. Memorial Dr. Bixby | 918.369.2055 www.riverview-church.org

Grace Church 9610 S. Garnett Road Broken Arrow | 918.252.1611 www.gracetulsa.com

LifeChurch TV - Tulsa 7015 E. 41st St. Tulsa | 918.459.5433 7071 E. 121st St Bixby | 918.938.0900 www.lifechurch.tv

Victory Christian 7700 S. Lewis Ave. Tulsa |918.491.7700 www.victory.com

Guts Church 9120 Broken Arrow Expressway Tulsa | 918.622.4422 www.gutschurch.com

Woodlake Assembly 7100 E. 31st St. Tulsa | 918.622.7100 www.woodlakeag.org


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