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The Halloween Festival of thrills and chills brings the fun and the fear every Friday and Saturday throughout October at the Castle of Muskogee.
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Perfect for Halloween or anytime you want a dose of fright, these eerie attractions deliver goosebumps, treats, spooky stories and, if you’re lucky, a glimpse of Oklahoma’s famous ghosts.
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The Arabian Horse Show is a wonderful opportunity to see one of nature’s most beautiful creatures up close, learn about its history, and see who takes home a national championship.
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Fall Mountain Man Encampment Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve (Bartlesville) Experience living history at its best with approximately 125 tents and teepees set up for this annual Western heritage event. Spend the weekend at Woolaroc and join participants from all over the United States as they recreate the rugged pioneer life of the men and women who trapped and traded throughout 1820s and 1840s-era Indian Territory. Step back in time at this encampment and observe their lifestyle, learn about their backgrounds and 10 October 2015
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interests, watch their craft demonstrations and check out their wares. The public is invited to browse through the Mountain Man Encampment, formerly known as the Fall Traders Encampment, while enjoying food and living history demonstrations.
Pumpkin Festival Shepherd’s Cross (Claremore) Come out and select a pumpkin, walk the hay maze, create a scarecrow, take a hayride, pet the animals in the petting zoo and make memories. Enjoy lots of fun games and activities for the whole family while celebrat-
ing the harvest season. Visitors will receive Bible-based information about the fall holidays and will also get to choose from pumpkins of many varieties.
Sue Monk Kidd Tulsa Performing Arts Center Sue Monk Kidd was reared in tiny Sylvester, Ga., a place that deeply influenced the writing of her wildly successful first novel. The Secret Life of Bees spent over two years on The New York Times best-seller list, was translated into 36 languages, and sold more than 8 million copies worldwide. The book is taught
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All New People Tulsa Performing Arts Center Charlie’s plan to end it all in his upscale Jersey Shore beach home is interrupted by an unexpected visit from Emma, a British ex-pat and real estate agent. Emma, the town’s drug-dealing fire chief, and a call girl hang out with Charlie to cheer him up in this dark comedy by Zach Braff.
Burn This Tulsa Performing Arts Center Set in the art world of New York, Lanford Wilson’s Burn This follows Anna, a modern dancer-choreographer, as she deals with the death of her friend and roommate, Robbie, a brilliant, young, gay dancer. Pale, Robbie’s troubled, somewhat homophobic brother, shows up on Anna’s doorstep in the middle of the night—dangerous, sexy, raw and demanding, forcing her to contend with a variety of issues, including her steady boyfriend.
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TULSA STATE FAIR
Expo Square (Tulsa) One of Oklahoma’s premier events, the Tulsa State Fair entertains festivalgoers with a large array of carnival rides, midway games, attractions, free concerts, creative art displays and much more. This fair attracts over 1 million visitors each year and thousands of visitors each day. Held since 1935, the Tulsa State Fair has blossomed into an entertainment bonanza with free concerts held each day on three stages, grounds entertainment, exhibitions and stage shows. Enjoy national, headlining entertainment as well as exhibit buildings filled to the brim with attractions and educational displays. Grab a corn dog or a funnel cake and peruse a variety of agricultural exhibits, numerous kitchen demonstrations and vendor booths galore. The fair will also see a return of the event’s livestock shows, horse shows and junior livestock auction.
DISNEY ON ICE
Expo Square (Tulsa) The Tulsa State Fair once again welcomes Disney on Ice for a special presentation of the smash hit Frozen in a breathtaking choreographed skating performance. See the kingdom of Arendelle come to life in all of its icy wonder along with Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Sven and Kristoff. During their adventure through the mountainside that has been covered in snow, they learn that love is the most magical power of all. Mickey and Minnie Mouse host the show with guest appearances by some of your other favorite Disney characters from Toy Story, Finding Nemo and The Lion King as well as other beautiful princesses. You won’t want to miss on their spectacular renditions of “Let It Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and other classics.
Bring the children and purchase tickets to this year’s Disney on Ice. Watch their eyes light up in wonder as they see Disney characters glide across the ice during a magical performance featuring classic and contemporary
Disney songs. Also, the PRCA Rodeo will return to the delight of rodeo fans everywhere. Attend the rodeo and watch as cowboys and cowgirls compete in such actionpacked events as barrel racing, team roping and bull riding. Stick around after the event for free concerts and live entertainment. Also, don’t forget to take them on a ride on the fair’s teacups, kiddie train or merry-go-round. For adults looking for more mature carnival rides, the fair has what you seek including the Himalaya, Mega Drop, Gravitron and many more.
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Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa) Singer/songwriter J. Tillman’s music paints languid, sadly beautiful portraits of love and life on the margins with the moody depth of Nick Drake and the country-influenced textures of Ryan Adams. Tillman first made a name for himself playing drums in a pair of indie rock bands—Saxon Shore and Stately— while attending college in New York City. In his spare time, however, he began writing material of his own, citing the music of Nick Drake and Pete Seeger, and the writings of Flannery O’Connor, as key influences. Some of Tillman’s demos found their way to Damien Jurado, who invited Tillman to join his band for a tour. Tillman played solo sets during several dates on the tour and began distributing copies of an early collection of tunes called I Will Return. During the tour, he also struck up a friendship with Eric Fisher, who produced another album, Long May You Run, J. Tillman. Both Tillman and Jurado later signed on for a U.S. tour with Richard Buckner, where Tillman once again found a ready audience for home-burned copies of his disc. In 2006, the independent Fargo Records label released Tillman’s first properly distributed solo album, Minor Works, and Keep Records reissued I Will Return/ Long May You Run as a two-disc set the same year. In 2007, Yer Bird Records released Tillman’s fourth, more elaborately arranged album, Cancer and Delirium. Although his solo work continued to garner critical acclaim, he briefly shifted focus in 2008 by joining Fleet Foxes. The group toured heavily in support of its debut album; meanwhile, Tillman continued working on his own material, releasing Year in the Kingdom in 2009.
In 2011, Tillman left Fleet Foxes to concentrate on his many solo projects, adopting the pseudonym Father John Misty for 2012’s Fear Fun, a 12-track collection of new material that infused the harmony-laden hymns of his former band with a patina of Gram Parsons and Harry Nilsson-informed, Laurel Canyon-inspired neopsychedelia. In 2015 Tillman issued a second studio album under the moniker, the caustically funny and surprisingly sweet I Love You, Honeybear. PreviewGreenCountry.com 11
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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Tulsa/Catoosa) Terry Fator is one the most talented entertainers, but his fans don’t just want to see him. Sure, they want to hear Fator impeccably mimic singing legends like Etta James and Garth Brooks, but given that he’s a ventriloquist, what they really want is to hear those voices come out of the mouths of Fator’s cast of puppets. And every puppet comes from the deep reaches of Fator’s imagination, each one the embodiment of whatever voice he feels like throwing at the moment.
Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa) The continuing boom in indie rock owes a lot to Modest Mouse, the Seattle-area band that released its major-label debut in 2000 and helped bring indie music into the mainstream. Thanks in part to ubiquitous 2004 hit “Float On” and a penchant for licensing their songs for use in other media, Modest Mouse became a mainstream success. That helped open the doors for other bands, even as Modest Mouse itself went through various lineup changes and a long period between recordings.
BOK Center (Tulsa) A teen television star turned pop diva, Ariana Grande emerged in the mid-2010s as an heir to the throne of Mariah Carey. Blessed with powerful vocals that belied her petite frame, Grande had greater singing chops than many of her peers, and her Babyface-produced 2013 debut Yours Truly underscored her debt to ‘90s soul. Nevertheless, her music was flexible enough to incorporate hip-hop and EDM, as proved by her 2014 smash hit single “Problem,” featuring Iggy Azalea. Grande began singing and acting at an early age, appearing in local theater productions. In 2008, when she was 15 years old, she landed the role of Charlotte in the Broadway production of 13; her performance was well-received, winning a National Youth Theatre Association Award. Following an appearance in the 2010 Desmond Child-written musical Cuba Libre, Grande was cast as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television program Victorious. The show ran until 2012, at which time Grande’s Cat Valentine was spun off into a show called Sam & Cat, which also starred Jennette McCurdy of iCarly.
Good News for People Who Love Bad News, proved to be Modest Mouse’s commercial breakthrough in 2004, rising to the top of the album charts, spawned the hit singles “Float On” and “Ocean Breathes Salty,” and selling over a million copies as the band began headlining arenas.
As she kept herself busy with television, Grande began to pursue a musical career. She frequently made appearances at sporting events and with symphonies, and she made her first appearances on record via the soundtracks to Victorious. In 2011, she released the single “Put Your Hearts Up,” which was cut during sessions for a teen-oriented pop album; she later disowned the single due to its kiddie feel. Grande felt much more comfortable with “The Way,” her 2013 single featuring Mac Miller. This signaled a mature direction and audiences responded, taking it to the top 10 in the U.S., where it was eventually certified triple platinum. It was the first single from her 2013 debut Yours Truly, which also featured hits like “Baby I” and “Right There.” At the end of the year she released a seasonal EP called Christmas Kisses, but her real efforts went into the recording of her second album, My Everything. Preceded by the single “Problem” (a song that featured a guest spot from Iggy Azalea, the “it girl” of the summer of 2014), it peaked at No. 2 on the U.S. charts and was certified double platinum. 12 October 2015
Earlier this year, the band returned with its first album in eight years, Strangers to Ourselves, which Rolling Stone said was “thrilling in bolts and spurts like a good multiband compilation.” Frontman and lyricist Isaac Brock has been the main constant throughout Modest Mouse’s varied career, working with band members that have included former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr.
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BOK Center (Tulsa) In many ways, Def Leppard was the definitive hard rock band of the ‘80s. There were many bands that rocked harder (and were more dangerous) than the Sheffieldbased quintet, but few others captured the spirit of the times quite as well. Emerging in the late ‘70s as part of the new wave of British heavy metal, Def Leppard actually owed more to the glam rock and metal of the early ‘70s, as their sound was equal parts T. Rex, Mott the Hoople, Queen, and Led Zeppelin. By toning down their heavy riffs and emphasizing melody, Def Leppard was poised for crossover success by 1983’s Pyromania, and skillfully used the fledgling MTV network to their advantage. The musicians were already blessed with photogenic good looks, but they also crafted a series of innovative, exciting videos that made them into stars. Pyromania
became an unexpected blockbuster, due not only to Def Leppard’s skillful, melodic metal, but also to MTV’s relentless airing of “Photograph” and “Rock of Ages.” The album went on to sell 10 million copies, establishing Def Leppard as one of the most popular bands in the world. They intended to follow Pyromania quickly but were derailed when their drummer lost an arm in a car accident, the first of many problems that plagued the group’s career. They managed to pull through such tragedies, and even expanded their large audience with 1987’s blockbuster Hysteria. The record was released to lukewarm reviews, with many critics claiming that the album compromised Leppard’s metal roots for sweet pop flourishes. Accordingly, Hysteria was slow out of the starting gates—”Women,” the first single, failed to really take hold—but the release of “Animal” helped the album gather steam. The song became Def Leppard’s first top 40 hit in the U.K., but more importantly, it launched a string of six straight top 20 hits in the U.S., which also included “Hysteria,” “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Love Bites,” “Armageddon It” and “Rocket,” the latter of which arrived in 1989, a full two years after the release of Hysteria. During those two years, Def Leppard’s presence was unavoidable; they were the kings of high-school metal, ruling the pop charts and MTV, and teenagers and bands alike replicated their teased hair and ripped jeans, even when the grimy hard rock of Guns N’ Roses took hold in 1988. As the ‘90s began, mainstream hard rock shifted away from their signature pop-metal and toward edgier, louder bands, yet they maintained a sizable audience into the late ‘90s and were one of only a handful of ‘80s metal groups to survive the decade more or less intact. In 2008, the guys released their ninth studio album, Songs from the Sparkle Lounge, which debuted at No. 5 and was supported by a lucrative summer tour. Material from that tour helped make up the bulk of 2011’s Mirror Ball: Live & More, a three-disc live album containing a full concert, three new studio recordings, and DVD footage. Another live album followed two years later: Viva! Hysteria, which found the band running through their 1987 blockbuster in its entirety on the first disc and then a collection of early, rarely-played material on the second.
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BOK Center (Tulsa) Experience the thrill of fast-paced action as the Oklahoma City Thunder takes on the Dallas Mavericks as part of their 2015 preseason. Wear your blue and orange and cheer on the home team as Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka square off against Dirk Nowitzski and Chandler Parsons. Come out to support the Oklahoma City Thunder and you’ll also see stunning performances by the Thunder Girls and appearances by Rumble the Bison. The Thunder is currently gearing up for its eighth season in Oklahoma, and first under new head coach Billy Donovan.
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Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa) Songwriter and country singer Kacey Musgraves made her stage debut at 8 years old. One year later, she was writing her own songs and learning to play several instruments, including the guitar, harmonica and mandolin. She self-released three albums before catching a break when she appeared as a contestant on the 2007 season of the American Idol-styled television show Nashville Star. She came in seventh in the competition, but the exposure allowed her to make some inroads on the Nashville music scene, and she began placing songs with major country artists like Martina McBride and Miranda Lambert. She signed a recording deal with Mercury Records in 2012, which issued a first single, the wise, taut and very impressive “Merry Go ‘Round,” later that same year. In March 2013, her first album, Same Trailer Different Park, was released, earning significant praise and generating two further hits in the singles “Blowin’ Smoke” and “Follow Your Arrow,” the latter reaching No. 10 on the Billboard country singles chart. Due to all this success, Musgraves was nominated for three ACM Awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year; she won the ACM for Album of the Year. Musgraves began work on her second album in 2014, wrapping it up in early 2015. Preceded by the single “Biscuits,” Pageant Material appeared to positive reviews; it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard country charts.
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Brady Theater (Tulsa) Formed in 2003 in the suburbs of Baltimore, Md., All Time Low started out as a high-school cover band before morphing into a melodic emo-pop act. Singer/guitarist Alex Gaskarth and guitarist Jack Barakat were All Time Low’s co-founders, with bassist Zack Merrick and drummer Rian Dawson rounding out their energetic poppunk sound and rowdy live show, which often included silly string and beach balls. Honing their skills between homework and other teenage commitments, the guys managed to tour across the East Coast and South during school breaks. They issued a four-song EP, 2004’s The Three Words to Remember in Dealing with the End, and followed its release with a full-length album, The Party Scene, one year later.
Touring across the country that summer, the guys found themselves on bills with similar acts like Motion City Soundtrack, the Early November and Plain White T’s. Along the way, All Time Low also bumped into fellow pop-punkers Amber Pacific, who brought the young band to the attention of their label, Hopeless Records. The label was immediately impressed, and All Time Low had officially become part of the Hopeless family by March 2006, just a few months shy of the members’ high-school graduation. Finally done with schoolwork and able to concentrate full-time on music, the group issued Put Up or Shut Up—a seven-song EP that mostly featured new recordings of older material—that July. All Time Low supported the EP’s release with a handful of Warped Tour dates before hitting the road again with Amber Pacific. So Wrong, It’s Right appeared in 2007, marking the band’s first full-length release for Hopeless. After being named 2008’s Band of the Year by Alternative Press, All Time Low returned with their second album, Nothing Personal, in July 2009. Debuting at No. 4 on the Billboard charts, Nothing Personal helped make All Time Low one of the top emo-pop acts in the business. Dirty Work, featuring the single “I Feel Like Dancin’,” was released in 2011. The album reached No. 6 on the Billboard charts the week it was released, and the band hit the road. Don’t Panic was released in November 2012, then reissued almost a year later with four newly recorded songs and four acoustic versions under the name Don’t Panic: It’s Longer Now! In 2015, All Time Low returned with their sixth record, Future Hearts, which found them reuniting with their Dirty Work producer, John Feldmann.
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chili cook-off is a main attraction of the day that is not to be missed. Don’t forget to get a taster kit so you can sample all of the delicious chili and give your vote to what your taste buds deem the best. You’re sure to have a hard time choosing. Cruizin’ 64 ends with a burn out at the junction of Highway 64 and Highway 59 in Sallisaw where motorists will show
Country singing and songwriting duo Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye met as teens in 2014 when they shared the same vocal coach, and the performing chemistry between them was quickly apparent. On St. Patrick’s Day that same year, Marlow and Dye, along with songwriter Aaron Scherz, wrote a song called “Girl in a Country Song,” which lampooned the many clichés abundant in the so-called “bro-country” trend then current on the country radio stations. The song caught the ear of Big Machine’s Scott Borchetta, who immediately signed the duo and released the track as a single in the spring of 2014. The song quickly made an impact in Nashville and on the country charts, drawing considerable media attention to Marlow and Dye, both of whom were still in their late teens. By year’s end, they’d delivered a self-titled EP and were hard at work on their first album. In early 2015, they released the single “Fly” in advance of their debut album, Start Here, which was released in August. off their cars and rev their engines. Afterward, hop in your own car for a cruise night up and down Highway 64.
Time for Three Tulsa Performing Arts Center Time for Three, the highenergy string trio known for its assortment of bluegrass, jazz, folk and hybrid styles,
returns to the Choregus season by popular demand. Tf3 has performed in various venues, from Carnegie Hall to jazz clubs, European festivals, NFL games and the Indy 500. Because of their eclectic musical tastes and their casual attire, even while performing at Carnegie Hall, the group refers to itself as a “classically trained garage band.”
THIRD EYE BLIND
Brady Theater (Tulsa) Although often lumped into the post-grunge category, Third Eye Blind sported a brighter sound than many of their late-’90s peers, taking as much influence from classic pop/ rock traditions as the angst-ridden music that dominated the decade. The group scored its first hit in 1997, when the debut single “SemiCharmed Life” cracked the top 10. Third Eye Blind built upon that success throughout the following three years, releasing a number of singles (three of which cracked the top 10) while touring with the likes of U2 and Oasis. After taking a break during the early 2000s, the band returned in 2009 with its fourth studio album, Ursa Major. The self-titled Third Eye Blind was released in the spring of 1997; by that summer, the introductory single “Semi-Charmed Life” had become a chart-topping modern rock hit. Spawning several more successful singles (including “How’s It Going to Be” and “Jumper”), the album broke into the Billboard Top 200 and remained there for over a year, establishing Third Eye Blind as one of the most popular bands of the late ‘90s. Blue followed in 1999 and sold 150,000 copies within a month of its release. Although fans heralded it as the band’s strongest album, only one song — the sprightly “Never Let You Go” — matched the success of the band’s past singles. Out of the Vein (released in 2003) suffered from poor marketing, and it ultimately failed to ignite the same commercial sparks as its predecessor. Nonetheless, the band returned to the drawing board that same year, although a lengthy battle with writer’s block prolonged the release of a new album for six years. Third Eye Blind’s long-awaited fourth album, Ursa Major, was issued in 2009, preceded one year earlier by the digital EP Red Star.
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albums including 1982’s Private Audition and 1983’s Passionworks caused the group to be largely written off by industry watchers.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson are the creative spark behind Heart, a hard rock group who initially found success in the mid-’70s only to reach greater heights after engineering a major comeback a decade later. Throughout their formative years, both were interested in folk and pop music; while Ann never took any formal music lessons as a child (she later learned to play several instruments), Nancy took up guitar and flute. After both sisters spent some time at college, they decided to try their hand as professional musicians, and while Nancy began performing as a folk singer, Ann joined the all-male vocal group Heart. After gaining a following in Vancouver, Heart recorded their debut album, Dreamboat Annie, in 1975 with Nancy on lead vocals. After selling more than 30,000 copies north of the border, the LP was issued in the U.S., where it quickly achieved platinum status on the strength of the hit singles “Crazy On You” and “Magic Man.” In 1977, Heart signed with a new label, resulting in a protracted legal battle that took place as the band issued its followup, Little Queen. The single “Barracuda” was another massive hit, and like its predecessor, Little Queen sold over a million copies.
In 1985, however, Heart emerged with a self-titled effort that ultimately sold more than 5 million copies on its way to launching four top 10 hits: “What About Love?,” “Never,” “These Dreams” and “Nothin’ at All.” Bad Animals, in 1987, continued their comeback success— ”Alone” was another No. 1 hit, and both “Who Will You Run To” and “There’s the Girl” achieved considerable airplay as well. Brigade, issued in 1990, featured the No. 2 smash “All I Want to Do Is Make Love to You,” as well as the Top 25 hits “I Didn’t Want to Need You” and “Stranded.” Heart returned in 1993 with Desire Walks On. With 1995’s The Road Home, Heart enlisted one-time Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones to produce a live acoustic set, reprising hits like “Dreamboat Annie,” “Crazy On You,” and “Barracuda.”
After 1978’s Dog and Butterfly, Heart issued Bebe le Strange in 1980. But a string of low-received
Dick Tracy Day Downtown Pawnee Make your way to Pawnee to celebrate the birthday of the Dick Tracy cartoon, created by Chester Gould, a cartoonist born and raised in Pawnee. He was born at his Grandpa Miller’s one-room log cabin in 1900 and began his career as an artist at age 7. Gould then created Dick Tracy in 1931 after graduating from Pawnee High School. Pawnee is home to the world’s largest Dick Tracy mural. At Dick Tracy Day, cake will be served during the birthday party at the Dick Tracy headquarters, located in the Pawnee County Historical Museum on the west side of Courthouse Square. Visitors will enjoy a police parade with a proclamation by the mayor at 10 a.m. featuring local law enforcement vehicles from near and far including 18 October 2015
police cars, fire trucks, highway patrol and more. Visitors will also enjoy various vendor booths set up in Courthouse Square. This family-friendly event includes student art displays, sidewalk art, crafters and live entertainment. There will also be music at the gazebo and a flea market, as well as Dick Tracy souvenirs, movies and radio shows.
Winter Squash and Pumpkin Festival Pleasant Valley Farms (Sand Springs) Growing over 90 varieties from 13 countries, this pumpkin patch also provides information on what each variety is used for—whether for baking, pies, jams or just for decoration—as well as where certain varieties of pumpkins originated. Nearly two dozen vendors and various craftsmen will be available with an
array of items to purchase. Browse through handmade soaps, tasty jellies and much more to find a locally made product you can’t live without, or pick out a traditional orange pumpkin to take home. These craftsmen will also demonstrate their skills for crowds of festivalgoers including chain saw wood carving. Buy a ticket to ride the horse-drawn wagon ride, pet barnyard animals at the barn, try the “punkin’ chunkin’” cannon, grab a bite to eat at the concession stand or shop in the gift shop. You can also make your way through the 15-acre corn maze, play a round of mini golf or try your luck at pumpkin bowling. Children also love the duck races and stationary calf roping. For those looking to have some Halloween fun, go through the haunted house and try not to scream too loud as ghouls come out unexpectedly. Hang around
and make a tasty treat at the firepits for s’mores, dance to live bluegrass music and experience all of the wholesome family entertainment this charming fall festival offers.
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus Live! Tulsa Performing Arts Center This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves onstage. Sexy and fast paced, this show is definitely for adults, but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little children. When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earthshatteringly hysterical. This one-man show is a great recipe for a night out: a little storytelling blended with some comedy and a dash of sage wisdom from the book.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Tulsa/Catoosa) Aretha Franklin is one of the giants of soul music, and indeed of American pop as a whole. More than any other performer, she epitomized soul at its most gospel-charged. Her astonishing run of late-’60s hits — ”Respect,” “I Never Loved a Man,” “Chain of Fools,” “Baby I Love You,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” “Think,” “The House That Jack Built,” and several others — earned her the title Lady Soul, which she has worn uncontested ever since. Yet as much of an international institution as she’s become, much of her work — outside of her recordings in the late-’60s and early ‘70s — is erratic and only fitfully inspired, making discretion a necessity when collecting her records. In the late-’60s, Franklin became one of the biggest international recording stars in all of pop. Many also saw Franklin as a symbol of black America itself, reflecting the increased confidence and pride of African-Americans in the decade of the civil rights movement and other triumphs for the black community. The chart statistics are impressive in and of themselves: Ten top 10 hits in a roughly 18-month span between early 1967 and late 1968, for instance, and a steady stream of solid mid- to large-size hits for the next five years after that. Her Atlantic albums were also huge sellers, and far more consistent artistically than those of most soul stars of the era. Franklin was able to maintain creative momentum, in part, because of her eclectic choice of material, which encompassed first-class originals and gospel, blues, pop, and rock covers, from the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel to Sam Cooke and the Drifters. She was also a fine, forceful, and somewhat underrated keyboardist.
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Brady Theater (Tulsa) In many ways, Jackson Browne was the quintessential sensitive California singer/songwriter of the early ‘70s. Only Joni Mitchell and James Taylor ranked alongside him in terms of influence, but neither artist tapped into the post-’60s Zeitgeist like Browne. While the majority of his classic ‘70s work was unflinchingly personal, it nevertheless provided a touchstone for a generation of maturing baby boomers coming to terms with adulthood. Not only did his introspective, literate lyrics strike a nerve, but his laid-back folk-rock set the template for much of the music to come out of California during the ‘70s. With his first four albums, Browne built a loyal following that helped him break into the mainstream with 1976’s The Pretender. During the late-‘70s and early ‘80s, he was at the height of his popularity, as each of his albums charted in the top 10. Midway through the ‘80s, Browne made a series of political protest records that caused his audience to gradually shrink, but when he returned to introspective songwriting with 1993’s I’m Alive, he made a modest comeback.
released in the spring of 1972, spawning the top 10 hit single “Doctor My Eyes.” Shortly after “Doctor My Eyes” reached its peak position, “Take It Easy,” a song Browne co-wrote with Glenn Frey, became the Eagles’ breakthrough hit. Many songs from his debut, including “Rock Me on the Water” and “Jamaica Say You Will,” became singer/songwriter standards, but the album itself didn’t establish Browne as a pop star, despite its hit single. On his second album, 1973’s For Everyman, he began a long-term collaboration with instrumentalist David Lindley. For Everyman was a commercial disappointment, yet it consolidated his cult following. Released in the fall of 1974, Late for the Sky expanded Browne’s audience significantly, peaking at No. 14 on the charts and going gold by the beginning of the following year. The Pretender climbed into the top 10 upon its fall 1976 release, going platinum in the spring of 1977. In the summer, Browne launched an extensive tour, recording a new album while he was on the road. The resulting record, Running on Empty (1977), was a bigger success than its predecessor, peaking at No. 3 and launching the hit singles “Running on Empty” and “Stay/ The Load-Out.”
With his reputation as a songwriter continuing to grow, with Linda Ronstadt and the Byrds recording his songs, by the end of 1971 he had signed with David Geffen’s fledgling Asylum Records on the strength of his widely circulated demo tape. Jackson Browne was
BOK Center (Tulsa) One of the leading artists and activists within contemporary Christian music, Chris Tomlin is a successful singer and songwriter whose 2005 album Arriving has sold over 500,000 copies, and whose compositions “Holy Is the Lord” and “How Great Is Our God” are among the most popular contemporary songs in the world’s churches, being sung by millions of Christians at worship services every week. Tomlin grew up listening to country music and learned to play guitar from his father (Tomlin has cited Willie Nelson’s Stardust as a key influence). At the age of 9, Tomlin accepted Jesus Christ as his savior, and at 14 wrote his first song of praise.
Tomlin enrolled at Texas A&M in the early ‘90s to study medicine, but as he heard the call to bring himself and others closer to God, he grew active in a campus Christian group called Breakaway. Tomlin was a worship leader with Breakaway when he began attending Bible study sessions with Louie Giglio, who led a Christian group at Baylor University in Waco called Choice. Tomlin and Giglio worked together at youth ministry camps, and Tomlin was soon performing praise songs regularly for Giglio’s events. In time, Giglio’s group evolved into Passion, a nationwide organization for young Christians on college campuses, and Giglio started a record company, Six Steps Records, to record youth-oriented Christian artists. In 2002, Tomlin moved to Austin, Texas, and became a pastor at Austin’s Stone Community Church, where he helped guide a congregation of 1,500. As Tomlin’s songs and recordings found a wider audience, he was nominated for two Grammy Awards for his 2006 album See the Morning (which rose to No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian albums chart and No. 15 on the overall Top 200), but the songwriter continued to emphasize that his mission was more important than his own music. Tomlin’s fifth studio album, 2008’s Hello Love, was certified gold. It was followed in 2009 by the holiday offering Glory in the Highest: Christmas Songs of Worship, And If Our God Is for Us... (2010), Burning Lights (2013) and 2014’s Love Ran Red.
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Cox Business Center (Tulsa) Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead, Boondock Saints), WWE superstar Undertaker, Vince Neal (lead singer of Mötley Crüe), Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries), Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness, Evil Dead), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings, Rudy), Christian Kane (The Librarians, Leverage), Soneque Martin-Green (The Walking Dead) and Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black, Sons of Anarchy) headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the pop culture extravaganza. Wizard World Comic Con Tulsa is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character — and some never before dreamed — will roam the convention floor and participate in the costume contest Saturday night.
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ARABIAN HORSE SHOW
Expo Square (Tulsa) The U.S. National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show, held annually at Tulsa’s Expo Square, is the most prestigious Arabian horse show in North America. This nine-day show will feature Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses, as well as both amateur and professional riders. Riders and handlers will compete in several events including halter, working cow, cutting, sidesaddle, driving and English, reigning and much more.
children to the children’s tent, where they can enjoy musicians, storytellers and artists.
River West Festival Park (Tulsa) Visitors to this Oktoberfest celebration will enjoy delicious food, refreshing beverages, high-flying carnival rides, live music straight from Germany and much more. Sit down and savor authentic German beer imported from Munich, or enjoy a glass of wine while listening to the sounds of live Bavarian-style entertainment. Other festivities include polka dancing and rows of booths filled with art and crafts. The festival also offers authentic markets where visitors can find all kinds of German items such as stained glass, steins, Pilsner glasses, beads and novelties.
Known for its delectable food offerings, Oktoberfest does not disappoint. Come to this celebration of German, Czech and Austrian culture to enjoy an astonishing variety of German delicacies and fair food favorites. Mouthwatering options include schnitzel sandwiches, Bavarian cheesecake, German potato salad, bratwurst with sauerkraut, knackwurst and polish sausages, potato pancakes, Stollen, hot pretzels, smoked turkey legs, fresh apple strudel and hot Reuben sandwiches. Other offerings include loaded nachos, strawberry Newberg, roasted nuts, funnel cakes, freshly squeezed lemonade, sundaes, barbecue sandwiches and kettle corn.
BEN RECTOR Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa) Nashville-based singer and songwriter Ben Rector makes passionate and melodic, piano-driven, adult alternative contemporary pop. Born in Tulsa in 1986, he studied piano while he was growing up and by his teens was also singing, playing guitar, and writing his own music. However, it wasn’t until he was studying at the University of Arkansas that he began recording his songs. A self-titled EP Rector released during his freshman year at college caught on locally, and soon he was playing live shows. By the time he graduated in 2009, he had released two full-length albums, 2007’s Twenty Tomorrow and 2008’s Songs That Duke Wrote. After college, Rector relocated to Nashville, Tenn., to pursue a career as both a songwriter and performer. In 2010 he released his third studio album, Into the Morning, which reached No. 11 on the Billboard heat seekers chart. Also around this time, Rector began nabbing headlining slots for such established acts as Five for Fighting and Dave Barnes. In 2011 he returned with the album Something Like This, which also received positive attention (especially for an independent release), climbing into the top 40 of the Billboard 200 chart. In 2013 Rector released his fifth studio album, The Walking in Between.
A trip to Tulsa’s Oktoberfest would not be complete without witnessing a variety of hilarious events offered each year including beer keg races, beer pong competitions and wiener dog races. German music groups, as well as ethnic favorites, will showcase their talents in front of crowds of festivalgoers, while rock ‘n’ roll cover bands, dance troupes and country artists perform in various tents situated throughout the Oktoberfest grounds. Learn to polka or do the chicken dance, which was introduced in the United States in 1981 at Tulsa Oktoberfest. Don’t forget to bring the
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La Boheme Tulsa Performing Arts Center When the beautiful Mimi arrives at Rodolfo’s door looking for a light, the flames of love ignite. Set amongst the cafés, art and song of Paris’ Latin Quarter, La Boheme perfectly captures the intense passion and idealism of young love through the lives, dreams and desires of six bohemian friends. Featuring Giacomo Puccini’s most ravishing music, such as the instantly recognizable “Musetta’s Waltz,” La Boheme ranks as one of the most popular operas in the world—so popular, it was the inspiration for the hit
Broadway musical Rent. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
OCT. 16-17, 23-24 The Rocky Horror Show Tulsa Performing Arts Center Let’s do “The Time Warp” again. In honor of the 40th anniversary of this beloved show, Tulsa Project Theatre brings Frank, Rocky, Brad, Janet, Riff Raff, Magenta and the gang to their most intimate setting to date. In the Norman Theatre, audiences will be in the middle of the crazy action. This all-equity show will be unlike other theatrical productions, and seating will be limited, so get your tickets early.
Halloween Fun Fall Festival Tenkiller State Park (Vian) Enjoy pumpkin carving during the day, then get ready for lots of spooktacular fun starting at 7 p.m. with face painting, a trunk or treat event, a straw pile with candy, musical chairs and more. Look into the future with a reading from a fortuneteller or play a game of musical chairs. The festival will also feature autumn crafts, a haunted graveyard and plenty of costumed revelers. A limited number of pumpkins will be provided for carving, but you are asked to bring your own carving tools.
Celtic Woman Mabee Center (Tulsa) The enchanting musical experience features Celtic woman performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish, classical and contemporary favorites in the group’s unforgettable signature style. The tour features four sublimely gifted Irish women—three angelic vocalists and a dazzling Celtic violinist— accompanied by a full band, bagpipers, and Irish dancers whose talent and charisma bring a fresh fusion to centuries of musical and cultural tradition. The show is a true celebration of an incredible 10-year journey that has already captivated millions.
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Brady Theater (Tulsa) Vocalist and pianist Norah Jones developed a unique blend of jazz and traditional vocal pop, with hints of bluesy country and contemporary folk, due in large part to her unique upbringing. The daughter of Ravi Shankar, Jones grew up in Texas with her mother. While she always found the music of Billie Holiday and Bill Evans both intriguing and comforting, she didn’t really explore jazz until attending Dallas’ Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. During high school, Jones won the Down Beat Student Music Awards for Best Jazz Vocalist and Best Original Composition in 1996, and earned a second Best Jazz Vocalist award in 1997. Putting her vocal talents on the back burner, Jones worked toward earning a degree in jazz piano at the University of North Texas for two years before accepting a friend’s offer of a summer sublet in Greenwich Village during the summer of 1999. Although she fully intended to return to college that fall, the lure of the folk coffeehouses and jazz clubs proved
too strong and she was soon inspired to write her own songs. Jones appeared regularly with the trip-hopelectronica band Wax Poetic and assembled her own group. In October 2000, the group recorded a handful of demos for Blue Note Records and on the strength of these recordings, Jones signed to the jazz label in early 2001. Following an appearance on Charlie Hunter’s Songs from the Analog Playground, Jones spent much of 2001 performing live with Hunter’s group and working on material for her debut. Come Away with Me was released in early 2002 and garnered much public attention. The combination of her striking beauty and the fact that she was the daughter of an internationally renowned musician placed Jones in the awkward position of defending her music from those who dismissed her as another pretty face (the same argument used by those opposed to Diana Krall) and/or another riding the coattails of her musical royal heritage (see Natalie Cole, Miki Coltrane, Corey Parker). Although not by any stretch a “jazz” album (the label chose to call it “jazz-informed”), it featured jazz guitarist Bill Frisell and session drummer Brian Blade, and indicated a new direction for Blue Note combining jazz aesthetics and talent with a pop sensibility. Come Away with Me eventually went multi-platinum, selling 18 million copies worldwide and winning Jones eight Grammy Awards. In 2004, Jones released her highly anticipated followup album, Feels Like Home. Jones pursued a similar approach to Come Away with Me, mixing ‘70s singer/ songwriter-style tracks with blues, country, and her own mellow take on piano jazz. Late in 2006, the single “Thinking About You” announced a return to her solo career. It landed on the album Not Too Late, released in early 2007. The Fall arrived in 2009. The following year Jones was asked to provide some vocals for Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton) and Italian composer Daniele Luppi’s spaghetti Western project, Rome. Burton returned the favor in 2012 by producing and co-writing the songs on Jones’ fifth studio album, Little Broken Hearts. She next teamed with Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong in a project to re-create the classic 1958 Everly Brothers album Songs Our Daddy Taught Us. Recorded in nine days, Foreverly was released in 2013.
The Taming of the Shrew Tulsa Performing Arts Center William Shakespeare’s famous comedy springs to life with spectacular choreography and hilarious, fast-paced action. John Cranko tells this uproarious comedy about a fiery woman and her arrogant suitor through masterful choreography. This critically acclaimed production follows the couple’s stormy relationship and the multiple bumps and bruises along the way. Stunning scenery and remarkable costumes bring the Elizabethan period to life 24 October 2015
for a sidesplitting examination of love and marriage. The battle of the sexes has never been more fun.
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The Taming of the Shrew is a masterful choreographic depiction of Shakespeare’s perpetually battling lovers, Petrucchio and Katherina, and of Petrucchio’s determination to bend the feisty, independent and tempestuous Katherina to his will. Created for Stuttgart Ballet in 1969, the two-act work has become a staple of the international repertoire, danced by companies across the globe, including American
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Waiting for Godot Tulsa Performing Arts Center Lisa Wilson directs one of the most important and enigmatic plays of the past 50 years. The story, by Samuel Beckett, revolves around two seemingly homeless men waiting for someone—or something—named Godot. A comical mix of poetry, dreamscapes and nonsense,
Downtown Tulsa Athletes and health enthusiasts have been gathering in downtown Tulsa the last weekend in October since 1978 for a fun and competitive run. One of the most historic runs in the state, the Tulsa Run has a reputation for being an exciting gathering that presents running in a festival atmosphere. Events include 5K and 15K wheelchair races, a 5K and 15K run, a 2K fun run and a 15K race for speed walkers. A finish line festival delivers plenty of fun before and after the race and post-race events include live music, food and drinks.
Waiting for Godot has been interpreted as mankind’s inexhaustible search for meaning.
escape East Germany. The book is by John Cameron Mitchell, and the music and lyrics are by Stephen Trask.
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Osage Casino (Tulsa) Country duo Montgomery Gentry evoke the sound and spirit of Southern rockers like Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Marshall Tucker Band, and Charlie Daniels, painting themselves as rowdy redneck rebels who still hold smalltown values. Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry first played together in Early Tymz, a Lexington, Ky., band led by Montgomery’s brother, future country star John Michael Montgomery. After playing around Lexington for a time, Montgomery Gentry landed a deal with Columbia thanks to a showcase performance. Their debut album, Tattoos & Scars, was released in 1999 and made the country top 10 on the strength of the singles “Hillbilly Shoes” and “Daddy Won’t Sell the Farm,” plus the smash “Lonely and Gone” and the Charlie Daniels collaboration “All Night Long.” They were named the CMA’s Duo of the Year in 2000, breaking a run of eight consecutive years by Brooks & Dunn.
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etween the glow of the Midway, deep-fried delights, that clean hay smell of horses, and the promise of fall in the air, the Tulsa State Fair is far more than just old-fashioned fun — some may even argue that it’s magic. Summer often lingers long past its welcome in Oklahoma, with temperatures hovering in the 90s even into September. But then one day, it happens; you step outside and feel the cooler air skim across your face, and you know that fall has finally arrived. The time has come again for crisp mornings and changing leaves, for sweaters and bonfires, for Homecoming and hot chocolate. And each year in Tulsa, an event takes place to mark the beginning of the fall season and all of its fun activities: the Tulsa State Fair. If you’ve ever been to the Tulsa State Fair, you know that there is really no way to describe the way it feels to walk down the Midway just as the sun is setting. There’s always a slight chill in the air as night approaches, and all of the rides light up the evening around you with a beckoning glow. With the ever-present smell of fresh funnel cake bubbling nearby, a feeling unlike anything else takes
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over. It’s a mixture of excitement and nostalgia, and suddenly you become your kid self again, eager to experience it all. The organizers of this year’s Tulsa State Fair are gearing up to present Tulsans with an unforgettable experience. “Each year, we strive to exceed our guests’ expectations,” says Sarah Thompson, the marketing and business development supervisor. “Our staff has worked hard to produce an event that will enable fairgoers to create memories that last a lifetime.” There will literally be something for everyone, no matter your age or interests. The range of fair activities, exhibits, competitions,
presentations, musical performances, rides, shows, food, drinks (both alcoholic and non), shopping, and crafts will please everyone from the youngest in your family to the oldest. “This year, the Midway will feature several new shows including a comedy show called the Swashchucklers,” says Thompson. “Continuing with the pirate theme, there will also be the High Diving Pirates. Fair guests are invited to watch the Scallywags of the Midway dive their way to treasure. The show will feature high diving tricks and continuous comedy.” And that’s only where the family fun begins. There will also be a petting zoo, which includes everything from goats, pigs, and sheep to baby deer, wallabies, and llamas. Little ones can also saddle up for pony rides on beautiful purebred Welsh ponies. “There will also be the Great Cat Show — an educational attraction showcasing large cat breeds — and the Nature’s Ninjas Reptile Show,” Thompson adds. But the true destination for children at the Tulsa State Fair is the Just For Kids Adventure. “I really love the Just For Kids Adventure,” Thompson says. “It is a great area for families to visit and allow their children to use their imagination and create. One of the highlights is the MakeIt and Take-It station, where
children can make their own fair souvenir for free.” The Just For Kids Adventure will feature activities like rock climbing, giant sized family fun games, the Lego construction zone, and Tulsa’s largest Sandbox, just to name a few. There will be plenty for adults to do as well, including two returning favorites — the Wine Garden and the International Beer Garden. The Wine Garden will showcase Oklahoma wineries, with single glasses or whole bottles available for purchase. Make sure to try the wine slushies — it will be the best fair decision you make. If you happen to be more of a hops person, the International Beer Garden will be serving up a variety of ice-cold beers paired with musical entertainment every day of the fair on the Hard Rock Casino Stage. Thompson also has some great news for fairgoers who like to hit the rides. “The Tulsa State Fair is excited to welcome 10 brand new rides to the 2015 fair, and four rides that have not been a part of our midway since 2012.” A few of these to note are the Cyclone Roller Coaster and the Star Dancer Observation Tower. Buddy up with a friend and feel the rush. Experiencing rides and walking the grounds to see all the
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Fair cuisine provides the pass to eat it all; it’s the Thanksgiving before Thanksgiving, the glorious food coma served on a stick. Smoked, baked, grilled, fried, salted, sugared, baconwrapped, chocolate-dipped — you name it, the Tulsa State Fair’s got it.
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In addition to all of the rides, good eats, and musical performances, there are dozens of other attractions that are a must. All sorts of local vendors will be selling everything from salsas, beef jerky, and barbecue sauce to handmade soaps and jewelry. And don’t forget to check out all of the competition entries on display in the Expo building, like elaborate wedding cakes and various categories of artwork. There’s also the Miss Tulsa State Fair pageant, Disney on Ice presenting Frozen, and so much more.
Whether it’s more traditional treats you crave or the weird and wild, these are some of the items fairgoers will encounter this year: spicy chicken and waffles on a stick, bacon ham jam sandwich, bacon mac n cheese fries, grilled pork tenderloin, fried watermelon, chocolate dipped cookie dough, rib-eye steak sandwich, chocolate dipped PB&J, gator on a stick, fried soda pop, scorpion pizza, deep-fried club sandwich, pancake and waffle burgers, venison sausage on a stick, deep-fried cookie dough, bacon wrapped donut burger, jumbo chicken fried steak sandwich, gator taters, deep-fried candy bars on a stick, bacon wrapped hotdogs, red velvet funnel cake, fried Oreos and Twinkies, and a breakfast buffet featuring homemade syrups.
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Wunderbar Prove your brat-wurth, brag on beefy beer lovers, show off that Bavarian style and doll up your wiener dog during the Oktoberfest festival. And don’t worry about being “chicken.” WRITTEN BY: Rachel Wright
ummer vacation may be over, but guess what? At the end of the month, you can still travel around the world without leaving the metro. Tulsa’s 37th annual Oktoberfest is Oct. 22-25, and this year is set to be wunderbar. With totally renovated festival grounds and brand new events and entertainment, a magical world of Bavarian music, art, food, booze and festivities awaits you.
“There’s such a unique flair to it,” says Tonja Carrigg, director of community relations for the River Parks Authority. “With the new amenities on the grounds, patrons are going to see an entirely new layout and new, larger tents each with a different style and all the colors, sights and sounds you might see in Munich, in their festival halls.” The new tents and layout support new events at Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa, like a bratwurst eating competition, strong stein competition, MassKrug carry team relay, home brew competition, Hammerschlagen, lederhosen lauf and brat trot (a 3-mile run and 1-mile fun run), Dachshund costume parade and Dachshund dash, human glokenspiel, bier barrel races and more. Siegi’s world championship sausage eating contest will give eaters, big and small, a stage to prove their brat-wurth. At 5 p.m. Saturday, 34 October 2015
Oct. 24 in the Warsteiner tent, contestants will compete to eat the most bunless bratwursts to win part of a $2,000 total purse prize in the 10-minute competition. The Bavarian strong stein competition calls all beefy beer lovers to the Warsteiner EssZelt for the finals at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, but preliminary competitions will take place throughout the weekend (check the online entertainment schedule for times and locations of preliminaries), and will be televised on YouTube. Start practicing now, because the winner must outlast his or her competitors in holding 34 ounces of beer with an extended outward arm. The MassKrug relay races start at 5:20 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 in the Oktoberfest Games Arena. Contestants carry up to 35 pounds of beer as carefully and quickly as they can across the arena course. The winner will be the beer
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carrier who crosses the finish line fastest, with the most beer still in their container. Anyone can enter this competition for free, but must pre-register on tulsaoktoberfest.org. All contestants will receive prizes for completing the course. The first home brew competition will be held this year. It’s open to all home brewers brewing German Pilsner, Dunkel or Oktoberfest beers. Prizes are $150 for the judges’ choice of best German Pilsner and Dunkel, and $200 for the winning Oktoberfest. Contestants must be present at 2 p.m. at the Home Brew Awards Ceremony Sunday, Oct. 24 at Der BierGarten Main Stage.
After the puppies parade, the competition gets real. Dogs wearing numbered hot dog bun costumes compete in heats of 10 in a 150-foot dash in the Oktoberfest Games Arena. Winners will be awarded $150 for first place, $100 for second and $50 for third. The competition is free with admission, and preregistration is required. Looking for an opportunity to show off your strength and love for all things beer? The bier barrel race is for you. At 1:20 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, team competitors will roll beer barrels back and forth around a course in the Oktoberfest Games Arena. The fastest team with the most accurate navigation wins. Points will be deducted for rolling off course. The competition is free to enter with admission. Pre-registration is required. Despite all the new, the River Parks crew isn’t ditching our favorite traditions, like the beloved chicken dance. But, they are bringing an aspect of that silly-yet-central Oktoberfest ritual to a different level. It’s not a new level; it’s actually a return to the 1981 Tulsa Oktoberfest, where the chicken dance originated.
Hammerschlagen is a traditional Bavarian game, from back in the day when entertainment was a little … simpler. The idea is to accurately and quickly hammer a nail into a block of wood, using an old-style German hammer, which has a needle-like anvil. There’s not much to it, but it’s a chance to show off those fine motor skills in front of a live audience. Competitions are scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. For those who want to break a sweat before indulging in games and Bavarian delicacies, there are the Lederhosen Lauf and Brat Trot, two running events during the festival. Besides being a great way to check out the new River Parks grounds, every finisher will receive a commemorative MassKrug and a free 16-ounce beverage token, to wet your whistle after you stretch your legs. The start and finish of the race will be in the center of Oktoberfest, in the Oktoberfest Games Arena. The brat trot 1-mile fun run and walk begins at 6:30 p.m. and the lederhosen lauf 3-mile will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25. Pre-registration is required. Before the humans run, they get to enjoy the Dachshund costume parade, which starts at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25 in Der BierGarten. Contestants doll up their wiener dogs and parade them along the HauptStrasse. Prizes for the best costume will be awarded. Preregistration is encouraged and the parade is free to enter with a ticket for admission.
“In Germany, they have a duck dance. When we started introducing Oktoberfest here, we needed a costume to go along with it and no one could find a duck costume. Instead we had a chicken costume, and the chicken dance was born, so I’m told,” says Carrigg. The all-festival chicken dances will take place at 9:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday night. “We’re going for an all-festival chicken dance this year,” says Carrigg. “All of our bands in all of our tents will play the chicken dance song at the same time. We may set a Guinness World Record. Cincinnati currently holds the record and we’d certainly like to take it.” Admission is $7 in advance and $10 at the gates. Children under 12 get free admission.
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Hex House 5610 W Skelly Dr. (Tulsa) The Hex House is an intense multielement, walk-through haunted attraction themed around a dark chapter in Tulsa’s haunted past. You won’t find Freddy, Jason or movie scenes in The Hex House. What you will find is that you’ve been fully submerged in an altered reality that is much darker and less predictable than anything you’ve seen in the movies. As you make your way through the flickering hallways and eerie rooms of The Hex House, you’ll descend from mere creepiness into a full-on, intense nightmare that you won’t soon forget. The goal of The Hex House isn’t to entertain you, it’s to completely remove you from your comfort zone and make sure you know what sheer terror feels like. Recommended for those 13 and older.
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goblins. Will you survive or be caught by a thing that goes bump in the night? This themed attraction is sure to be a great time that will make your spine tingle. In addition to Borrowed Time, there will also be an Insane Clown Maze. Come face to face with your worst fear and see if you can beat a crazy circus performer out of a terrifying loop of turns and twists.
Haunted Castle Halloween Festival Castle of Muskogee (Muskogee) From the sinister, fog-shrouded forest to the carnival atmosphere of Halloween Land, you’ll find performances and activities for all ages. This 60-acre Halloween theme park held at the Castle of Muskogee will feature a variety of events. Start your Halloween adventure in the Haunted Village for hot and cold drinks, food, ghost stories and more. Bring the whole family and bob for apples or have your fortune read by one of the castle’s fortunetellers. A pumpkin patch will be on-site and will feature pumpkins of all sizes, a carving station, pony rides, hayrides,
a bounce house and plenty of photo opportunities. The pumpkin patch will only be open on select evenings during the festival. As soon as the sun goes down, the festival will come alive with terrifying events and attractions. Visit the Domus Horrificus, check into the Bates Motel and prepare to be frightened as you watch your favorite scary characters come to life before your eyes. Journey through the labyrinth of the medieval castle and into the cemetery with a visit to the Casa Morte, or stroll through the haunted woods surrounding the castle at this year’s Trail of Blood.
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Borrowed Time Washington County Fairgrounds (Dewey) In their ninth year, Borrowed Time brings scary surprises and frightening creatures to the Washington County Fairgrounds in Dewey. During a trip through Borrowed Time, you will be chased by all manners of ghouls and
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Murrell Home Ghost Stories George M. Murrell Home (Park Hill) The Murrell Home Ghost Stories event will feature storytellers in period clothing telling stories of events in and around the Murrell Home as well as other bewitching tales. Enjoy cider and cookies in the smokehouse, and then embark on a two-hour tour of the 1845 plantation home.
A’crop’alypse Haunted Hayride Moore’s Flying M Ranch (Inola) At the ranch, take a haunted hayride through the lightly wooded area and enjoy the scares along the way. The 30-minute ride takes visitors throughout the 700-acre cattle ranch. The family fun area includes games, face painting, food and music that everyone can enjoy. Larger groups are encouraged to call ahead to reserve a time and trailer.
Psycho Path 1517 E. 106th (Sperry) Enter woods shrouded by fog and venture deep into the darkness where ghoulish creatures are waiting behind every twist and turn. It offers visitors Hollywood-caliber scenes and over 40 acres of wooded terror. This haunted house attraction features high-intensity scares in an outdoor haunted experience. Take a 20-minute journey through the woods as you pass scenes filled with custom props, buildings and creatures that will spring out when you least suspect it. Psycho Path expertly incorporates elements of a theme park ride as visitors ride from scene to scene in a custom vehicle, a scarage. Take the signature Psycho Path Dark Ride and travel into a haunted forest on a dark and mysterious path for nearly a mile where there’s no turning back. All visitors that brave the Psycho Path are in for a thrilling haunted adventure with stunning audio and visual effects. Put your courage to the test as you and your friends encounter ghostly creatures that roam the woods outside of Sperry and hopefully you’ll survive the night.
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Children can dress up in their favorite ghost, goblin or superhero costume to participate in the costume parade, and each participant will receive a small prize. Witness a mad scientist perform his wild experiments in a live show, with the first show starting at 6 p.m. with performances every 30 minutes after.
Visitors to Murrell Home Ghost Stories will enjoy the recounting of mysterious events revolving around the Murrell Home and northeastern Oklahoma. Learn about the mysterious black dog that suddenly appeared along the local creek behind the home one night more than 150 years ago, the woman who appears in the home’s attic window, or the little girl who appears on the stairs.
At Spook-A-Rama, explore the haunted house full of creepy creatures and spooky ghouls, where you never know what’s around the next corner. Tour the funeral room, the funhouse room, the pirate room, the hall of horrors and the rest of the rooms in the haunted house for a scary good time.
Haunted History Trolley Tours 220 Elgin (Muskogee) Have a hauntingly good time visiting area sites to hear of ghostly tales, unusual experiences and eerie events on the Haunted History Trolley Tours in Muskogee. Hop on an Okie From Muskogee trolley at the Three Rivers Museum to begin a journey to sites of ghostly visits and ghoulish tales throughout Muskogee and Fort Gibson. Sturdy shoes and a lack of fear is
Ghost Story Tours Pawnee Bill Ranch (Pawnee) Costumed storytellers will tell tales that tingle the spine through the dimly lit and fantastically decorated mansion. Enjoy scary stories as you are led through the jack-o-lantern lit halls of the Pawnee Bill Ranch. Reservations are required and a small donation is requested. A small treat will be offered to visitors at the end of the tour. This event is family-friendly, but children under the age of 8 are not encouraged to attend. Make your way to Pawnee for these ghost story tours and remember: things really do go bump in the night at the Pawnee Bill Ranch.
During the ghost story nights, visitors to this event will be ushered into the front hall decorated with candles, jack-o-lanterns, cobwebs and other ghostly decor. Participants will move from room to room, with storytellers recounting different legends in each location. Keep your eyes peeled and listen for spooky noises as local storytellers recount the oral traditions of the historic home.
Wendy Songe provides the amazing sounds of the dulcimer, and visitors ages 8 and under will find story time, mask making and doughnut bobbing in the Kids’ Station. There will also be demonstrations in blacksmithing, weaving, spinning and more. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite jacko-lantern during the pumpkin carving competition.
Reservations are required. This event is not recommended for small children.
Historic Haunted Halloween Har-Ber Village Museum (Grove) During this special evening, families can dress up as a favorite character, goblin or ghoul and bring their flashlights to visit various “citizens” of Har-Ber Village. At each stop along Front Street, there will be games, spooky stories being told, Civil War re-enactors, witches and musicians.
Boo Ha Ha in Brookside Brookside District (Tulsa) One of Oklahoma’s largest Halloween celebrations, Boo Ha Ha in Brookside brings together children of all ages to celebrate Halloween with tons of activities. Dress up in your favorite costume and head to South Peoria Avenue in Tulsa for a pancake breakfast, children’s costume contest, pet costume contest and trick or treating. The 2015 event marks the 25th year that Boo Ha Ha has been held in Tulsa. This event culminates with a massive, Halloween-themed parade featuring bands, dancers, decorated vehicles and more.
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HOTTOTROT THE ARABIAN HORSE SHOW IS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO SEE ONE OF NATURE’S MOST BEAUTIFUL CREATURES UP CLOSE, LEARN ABOUT ITS HISTORY, AND SEE WHO TAKES HOME A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.
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riginating in the ancient deserts of the Arabian Peninsula, the Arabian horse breed has remained amazingly unchanged for thousands of years. Much variation could have occurred within the breed over such a long period of time, but Arabians were so prized for their beauty, speed, intelligence, and agility that their bloodlines were deliberately protected, even into modern times. Around 4,500 years ago, Bedouin tribes of the East were the first to own Arabians. They were mainly used as warhorses for quick attacks, but the Bedouins became so fond of their Arabians that they were allowed to sleep in the family’s tent during periods of harsh desert weather. Because of this, the Arabian horse is said to have gained its friendly disposition from bunking with its masters. Today, the Arabian horse is celebrated and showcased through the Arabian Horse Association. The AHA puts on a series of shows and competitions in cities across American and Canada, culminating into the main event — the U.S. Nationals — held right here in Tulsa.
“DURING T.A.I.L., KIDS CAN GO THROUGH AND TOUCH THE HORSES, BE SHOWN HOW TO BRAID THEIR MANES AND TAILS, AND LEARN HOW TO SIT ON A SADDLE.” “This is the 49th U.S. Nationals,” says Julian McPeak, senior director of marketing for the Arabian Horse Show. “All of the riders have earned their right to be there, accumulating enough points in previous shows to qualify and compete for a national title. A lot of people come from all over North America and Canada to see these horses and their riders.” According to the Arabian Horse Association, the U.S. Nationals ranks as the most prestigious North American championship in the Arabian show horse industry. Because this is the culminating event for so much hard work and dedication, the air of competition will certainly be high. But besides demonstrating the Arabian’s athletic prowess in the ring, the U.S. Nationals are also about celebrating the horse’s inherent beauty. “Arabians are known for their finely chiseled head, dished face, long-arching neck, and high tail carriage. Most purebred Arabians stand between 14.1 and 15.1 hands high at the withers. What they might lack in height, they make up for in heart, stamina and strength. Because of their strong desire for human companionship, Arabians are very personable, mannerly, and people-minded. They are much friendlier than most other horses, and are very good with children,” McPeak explains. Because of these desirable traits, Arabian bloodlines can be found in nearly every modern breed of riding horse — three of which will be represented at the U.S. Nationals: the Half-Arabian, which has one purebred Arabian parent; the Anglo-Arabian, which is an Arabian/ Thoroughbred cross; and purebred Arabian. These three classes do not compete against each during competition, and are further divided into amateur riders and professional. The list of competition categories during the U.S. Nationals include the following: halter, reined cow, reining, cutting, English trail, hunter pleasure, Western pleasure, country English pleasure, English pleasure, Arabian park horse, Arabian mounted native costume, English and Western sidesaddle, show hack, and driving. If you have no clue what most of these titles mean, don’t worry; what makes the Arabian Horse Association so unique is the strong emphasis they place on education at events like the U.S. Nationals. Not only will all competitions be open to public spectators, there will also be events put on to specifically educate guests about the Arabian horse breed and industry. “There will be a special event for children and adults called Total Arabian Interactive Learning, or T.A.I.L. for short,” McPeak explains. “It will be a time throughout the week of Nationals that people can come in and get a behind-the-scenes look at the show.” PreviewGreenCountry.com 53
T.A.I.L. encourages people to enjoy and get to know the breed. According to the Arabian Horse Association, participants will be given a tour and receive a T.A.I.L bag filled with information about the program and the Arabian horse. The bag will also be filled with goodies like coloring pages and various other education materials. “During T.A.I.L., kids can go through and touch the horses, be shown how to braid their manes and tails, and learn how to sit on a saddle. Participants can also take classes with a guide who describes what is going on in the ring,” McPeak says. There will also be the Tour of Arabian Horse Legends, which will take participants through a visual and hands-on exhibit designed to highlight the history of the Arabian horse industry. The Champions of Today Showcase Stalls will also be available for the public to view National and Reserve National champions, along with the top ten Arabians of the show. “There’s a lot of glitz and glam associated with the U.S. Nationals,” says McPeak. “Riders will often elaborately decorate the stalls of their horses, which is definitely a must see if you’ve never been to a show before. There will also be a huge shopping exhibit featuring everything from horse related items to high fashion clothing and jewelry.” Another fun event will be the Annual Wine Walk, which will be held Oct. 30 at 5 p.m., in the main aisle of the Ford Truck Barn. Guests are invited to enjoy a night of great wine and good times, with proceeds benefiting the Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund (an organization that provides support for members of the Arabian community who are facing times of unexpected and catastrophic difficulty).
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ANY WAY YOU SLICE IT
From paper plate joints to brick oven bistros, here are our 18 favorite deep-dish, thin-crust, Neapolitan-style, traditional, out-of-the-box, wacky, life-changing pizza joints in the Tulsa area. WRITTEN BY: Chris Greer
ersnickety artisanal toppings. Monster ovens. Painstaking dough-prep techniques. The Tulsa area suddenly has one of the fastest-moving pizza scenes in the country. If you’re not a pizza snob now, you will be by the time you finish reading this. Pizza may be one of America’s favorite foods, a food that has become more American than Italian, with slices in cities from east to west offering a different take on how to best combine three basic ingredients: dough, cheese and sauce. There’s New York-style, Chicago and Sicilian. Some bake up a thin crust, while others are thick and gooey. And what was once basic shredded mozzarella has now moved to
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include dollops of cream-like goat cheese, or finely shredded blends of imported and aged specialties. For a town not known for its pizza, we sure have a lot of pizzerias. The pies show up on a number of restaurant and bar menus too. And while we don’t have a signature pizza style, we have so much variety that you can just let your taste buds lead the way. Want classic? Go for a straightforward cheese. Traditional? There’s pepperoni and sausage everywhere. Gourmet? Choices abound — from sliced pork roast stuffed with prosciutto and Polish sausage to crispy onion strings
and organic egg. Nowadays, the type of preparation is important too, as we’re seeing more coalfired pizza places showing up, as well as those with fancy specialty ovens. As we pay tribute to this delicious marvel, keep in mind that 94 percent of Americans eat pizza at least once a month and devour 100 acres of pizza per day or 350 slices per second. So how do you decide where to go? To celebrate National Pizza Month in October, I took one for the team as a pizza-loving scout to make sense of the pie profusion. And what did I find? Basically, foodies are enchanted with
the craft pizza. As fine dining becomes more casual, upscale restaurant chefs consider the crust as a blank canvas on which to build edible art. But that corner pizzeria — the kind with Galaga sitting close to the drink fountain — still hasn’t gone out of style. Oh, there will be arguments. And that’s as it should be; pizza is a rough-and-tumble kind of food, whether it’s made with simple ingredients or gourmet toppings. We know you know a place across town that does it better — and you might be right — but we stuck with a few of the most popular and added of couple of upstarts (and guilty pleasures) to come up with a list that’s a must for anyone.
Andolini’s Pizzeria 1552 E. 15th St. | Tulsa 12140 E. 96th St. | Owasso
Armed with powerhouse ovens, serious technical chops, extended dough-fermentation times, and lofty mission statements (“if you’re not happy with your food for any reason, you won’t be asked to pay”), Andolini’s is pure heaven for carb-loading, marinara-seeking marathoners seeking a diversion from omnipresent delivery giants. Crust hounds can settle into an Italian vintage vibe at one of their two area locations — Tulsa (on Cherry Street) or Owasso — and dig into a 14-, 16- or 20-inch
pie. Classics include The Clemenza (meatballs, Genoa salami and housemade Italian sausage) and Maccheroni (penne pasta, cream, garlic, Romano and basil). Their purple label luxury pizzas—no substitutions, no halfs and no compromises—like the Demarco of Brooklyn, which is a homage to a Brooklyn staple complete with San Marzano tomatoes, Pecorino Romano, fresh mozzarella and extra-virgin olive oil. And while you’re waiting for the pizza, bring your senses to life with an order of the garlic knots dipped in Alfredo sauce, probably the best I’ve tried.
CiCi’s (Owasso) 9540 N. Garnett Road | Owasso
Sure it’s a moderately priced buffet. But let’s not get judgmental. Today, when it comes to pizza, anything goes — and personal taste means every place has its fans and its haters. I can’t speak for CiCi’s in general, but the one in Owasso is not only a great value, but also serves up excellent pizza. While it isn’t American by origin, we’ve done everything we can to perfect and retool the classic Italian dish to the point where it is hard to call it anything but one of our nation’s favorite foods. From thin to thick, loads of toppings to basically naked, this CiCi’s gets it and offers pizza lovers the chance to experience everything that is great about the dish now (high marks for the Zesty Pepperoni), to respect its past, and to experience the future.
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Founded in Stillwater in 1957, Hideaway has somewhat outgrown its bohemian tie-dye t-shirt past to become one of the best multi-location pizza joints in the region. Oh sure, the staff and culture still exude innovation and doing things their fun-loving way, but now it’s not only hungry OSU students who get to bask in the glory of Hideaway. The crust, sturdy but not stiff, supports a bright, simple sauce and an extra-cheese lover’s portion of a proprietary blend—enough that it crowds your fingers and slumps lavishly off the edges for the first hot bites. The red sauce is clean, the mozzarella is fresh, and the meaty toppings are better than they need to be. The plain cheese is flawless, but meatheads are handsomely rewarded with the Big Country complete with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, Polish sausage, hamburger and topped with cheddar and more cheddar. Behold that tangy, resilient crust, so expressive it sings in your mouth. The pepperoni is the stuff of legend, especially when augmented by addictive mini-meatballs and smoked bacon. The lunch specials are fantastic and reasonably priced.
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Although it’s beloved by Brady District patrons, this small Italian eatery is still a bit of a hidden gem to many outside the neighborhood. The stunningly, easy-swinging joint is regularly populated with clientele ranging from 30 to 60 years, lounging and imbibing while diners nosh on calzones, chicken entrées (don’t pass up the chicken scaloppini), baked ziti, Toscana sandwiches and wood-fire roasted pizzas. Hey Mambo may be a remarkable, multifaceted restaurant only masquerading as a pizza joint, but there is no denying the staple that put this place on the map: the pies. Choose from traditional and unorthodox toppings for your very own fully customizable pie. Thanks in large part to the oven — powered by pecan
wood that helps give the pies their smoky flavor and maintains the 730 degrees inside — each hand-stretched, thin-crust beauty cooks in 5-7 minutes. The result is a crispy, chewy, slightly blistered bliss, the perfect foundation for a simple traditional pepperoni or something wild from your pizza-loving imagination. Among the edible Picassos, none earn higher marks than The Center of the Universe that features pepper bacon, sliced prosciutto, Roma tomatoes, feta, spinach, artichokes and a pesto cream. The list of toppings seems infinite, from crumbled spicy meatballs and cold-smoked salmon to prosciutto and grilled chicken; the protein selections are full of flavor.
East Village Bohemian Pizzeria 818 E. 3rd St. | Tulsa
Depending on the time of day, you can find everyone from hungover revelers to families to business workers waiting for the wood-fired pizzas with a slight char on the bottom at this quaint East Village restaurant. The medium-thick homemade crust is firstclass—crisp and lightly doused with grated Parmesan, and so tasty you could eat it plain and be happy. But why stop there? Add on any of the staggering array of build your own toppings (nearly 30 and counting) and choose from six sauces (from San Marzano tomatoes to lemon arugula pesto) until you’ve created your own perfect pie. Or eliminate the guesswork and dig into a signature slice of Mt. Vesuvius that tests your palate with spicy soppressata, Italian sausage, roasted jalapeno and spicy Calabrese pepper sauce. I also appreciated the comfortable (yet tiny) dining area and hip patio setting, just the ticket if you’ve got a large party that needs to get its pizza on. PreviewGreenCountry.com 57
Joe Momma’s 112 S. Elgin Ave. | Tulsa
If you’re weary from shopping downtown or needing to coat the stomach before a concert or the ballgame, we heartily recommend popping in to Joe Momma’s. It offers a plethora of brick oven pies to satisfy any craving. The expectations for bar pizza are inherently low — drink enough and almost anything tastes good. But Joe Momma’s in the Blue Dome District raises the bar significantly.
The appropriately charred, long-fermented dough has good crunch and chew. Signature pies come with everything from The Oklahoman (barbecue sauce, pulled pork and hot links) and Chicken Bacon Ranch to T-Rex and The Incinerator that should only be tackled by the brave. A fire in July has the restaurant currently closed, but plans are for it to reopen in early fall.
8314 E. 71st St. | Tulsa
For a buffet restaurant with a broad menu including pasta, American staples and salads — surrounded by a Xanadu of games, trampolines, a roller coaster, activities and plenty of entertaining eye candy — Incredible Pizza has a surprisingly deft take on pizza. All the usual combinations are available, but if you don’t see what you want … just ask. Incredible Pizza has recently rolled out what they call gourmet healthy pizzas that are made with olive oil, vegetables, pesto, artisan cheeses and lean meats. The pizzas contain half the cheese and carbs of the regular pies. The only gamble here is whether to go back for that third plate and risk being wheeled out of a themed dining room after slipping into a food coma.
Mario’s New York Style Pizzeria 3350 E. 51st St. | Tulsa
At first glance, everything about this modest storefront looks like your standard-issue House of Pizza. Even the boilerplate-sounding menu doesn’t give away the game. But what Mario’s modest trattoria lacks in bells and whistles, it makes up for in the consistency and execution of its Italian-style pizzas, which boast a sturdy, thin crust courtesy of the old school stacked gas oven. The housemade sauce has a real piquancy with an umami-laden blend of tomatoes, oregano, fresh garlic and basil. The cheese blend has an added complexity and the quality meats are top shelf. Sometimes the basic stuff just tastes way better than anything complicated.
La Roma Pizza 6027 S. Sheridan Rd. | Tulsa
This Mediterranean gem may serve up mean helpings of shawarma, fantastic hummus, falafel and baba ganoush, but it was the pizza that got me in the door. The pizza features a semi-hand tossed but pliant crust, simple tomato sauce, and unspeakably rich mozzarella that tastes like it was made just hours ago. Expect a thinnish yeasty crust that bubbles up around the edges, crisp to the bite, but as you eat your way outward, the crust takes on a wonderful chew. If pepperoni’s your game, go for it. The thin, stacked coins are curled at the edges and pack the kind of good, greasy heat that heartburn is made of.
Napa Flats Wood-Fired Kitchen 9912 Riverside Pkwy. | Tulsa
You really can worship at the “pizza altar” here. Inside Tulsa’s California, Italian and Mediterranean inspired restaurant, the tabernacle of delicious is tied to the wood stone pizza oven that fires off a combination of oak (for heat) and pecan (for flavor). You can pay homage to the slightly charred, 12-inch pies at any of the tables in the restaurant or on the patio overlooking the Arkansas River. The crisp crust is bathed in a nuanced sauce, neither too sweet nor salty; quality, well-distributed cheese; and quality and well-paired toppings. While you can’t go wrong with the Farmer’s Delight (whipped ricotta, zucchini, eggplant, red peppers, mushrooms and olives topped with arugula and balsamic glaze) or an unbasic cheese, the Carnivore — loaded down with parmigiano, steak, meatballs, pepperoni, and prosciutto — is beyond
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reproach. With walk-in gelato service, a full bar, and lots of good eats and good energy, Napa Flats is the go-to for any occasion, but especially when in the mood for a Sicilian treat.
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A New York pie is a matter of hand-thrown dough, exquisite mozzarella, thin crust, simple toppings and portable slices. And though it’s become the default style of the many pizzerias in town that don’t know how else to categorize their pies — a couple of joints are fiercely intentional about their East Coast roots including Mondo’s. Since 1969, Mondo’s has been dishing out what has, on multiple occasions, been hailed as the “best Italian food in Tulsa.” The 12-inch pizzas, undergirded by a firm, toasty crust
are brightened with a remarkably zingy sauce and finished with a gooey layer of blended cheeses caressing your pick of toppings. Pies you have to try include The Big Al (sausage, onions and fresh mushrooms) and CJ’s Big Kahuna complete with pepperoni, sausage, salami, mushrooms, pineapple and jalapenos. I’m not a veggie guy, but was told by a couple next to me that the Cristo Storm is spectacular. A glass partition separates guests from Mondo’s Italian imported woodfired pizza oven and prep station, so they can see the masters at work stoking the oak fire and baking authentic pizza pies.
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The “plain” thin crust pies, topped with oregano, tomato sauce, and cheese, might seem simple compared to the latest trend of artisanal style pizzas, but there’s a reason that NYC Pizza has lasted more than three decades in Tulsa. The pizzeria — originally opened by Kenny Lehman as Pizza Quik — doesn’t have the fancy-looking brick oven, the list of organic and locally sourced ingredients on the wall, or tables made from reclaimed wood. What it does have is one of the best slices of no frills pizza you’re going to find in the five boroughs. It’s just perfectly melted cheese and zesty tomato sauce that you might flavor a little with garlic powder or a few shakes of the hot pepper bottle, but is also just fine the way it is in all its roof of your mouth burning–glory. We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention another Sicilian treat NYC Pizza makes especially well: cannoli.
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Windy City transplants are passionate about their Chicago-style deep-dish pizza. Why not? There’s a lot to love. The slices are as thick as lasagna, as yeasty as a loaf of fresh bread, and as meaty as a charcuterie board. Throw on a bubbling blanket of cheese, and you have something tantalizing enough to justify the occasional 45-minute wait. The deep-dish, with its crispy, slightly oily crust, is just as I remembered from a previous visit to Chicago: decadent and delectable. Savastano’s 14-inch wide meal can weigh in excess of 8 pounds depending on the toppings. Among their must-try pies is The Landfill (sausage, green peppers, onions, pepperoni and mushrooms) and Hancock Building, a lactose intolerant nightmare with five blended cheeses, Italian sausage and heaps of sauce.
What’s not to love about this Italian export? Other foods, you eat. Pizza, you experience. Devouring a slice is a process that involves all the senses: the aroma coming from the oven, the sight of the molten cheese, the feel of the dusted crust in your hands, the sound of the crunch as you bite into it. And, The Pie Hole gets all of it right from their unparalleled combo of dough, sauce, toppings, herbs, and cheese. The crust is crisp and not too oily. A sparing swirl of sauce and a dappling of translucent mozzarella circles seem intended to highlight that crust not hide it which was great. The Mangia Carne was a winner blending sausage, Canadian bacon, meatballs, gyro meat and mozzarella cheese.
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Fancy Neapolitan pies are exemplary, with crusts that have substantial crunch and fluffy interiors, sauces that fill the mouth with garlicky flavor and just the right amount of cheese. Each of 11 traditional pizzas is cooked in less than two minutes in a 900-degree non-gas assisted oven strictly heated by wood fire. Toppings include buffalo milk mozzarella, prosciutto di Parma and richly flavored Calabrian sausage that turn even a single slice into a meal. The pies arrive uncut, supposedly a nod to the Old Country. There’s a cute dining room and an attached gelato bar for a sweet treat afterward. 60 October 2015
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Walk through either of the two patios into the cool bistro and you feel like you’ve been transported to California wine country. This Brookside restaurant features Italian and Southwest flares on California wine country bistro fare, with some regional influences thrown in for a twist. Their margarita pizza is a pie full of the fresh tastes of mozzarella, tomato slices and their house pesto. These pizzas can either be personal pies or you can opt for the larger option to share. A tad thicker than the Neapolitan standard, the crust — speckled with char on its underbelly — has enough chew to sop up the robust tomato sauce, but doesn’t wilt under the weight of spectacularly fresh toppings. They also offer gluten free crust. And don’t forget the drinks. Sonoma definitely lives up to its title of wine bar boasting around 50 different choices.
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Making a pizza is like constructing a building. It happens piece-by-piece starting with a strong foundation; crucial, multiple layers; and a few extras on top for style. And Russo’s in south Tulsa understands the concept very well deftly slinging superlative coal-fired pies since opening in 2013. The pizza’s rippling, chewy edges give way to a thinner center generously strewn with primo ingredients including Angus steak. If you can sit at one of their inside or patio tables and not crave a couple slices of thin-crusted pie, you are stronger than we are. It’s worth ordering one of their pizzas if strictly for the show of watching the pizza-maker spin the dough (including the satellite dish size creation that’s used for the pre-meal bread) before putting the pie in the blazing oven. The Broadway Special will take your appetite on an overwhelmingly flavorful adventure with ingredients like bison beef, sausage, prosciutto di Parma and red onions. If you like your pies a little more unusual, you won’t go wrong with the Clams Casino (clams with prosciutto, mozzarella, extra virgin oil, fresh garlic, basil and chili pepper).
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Umberto’s is known for its pizza by the slice — a convenient carryout option if you’re in the ‘hood when a craving hits — but do order one of their whole pies for a fresh-from-the-oven pizza that scores high marks for a puffy crust and delectable toppings. This family-friendly neighborhood institution is beloved for its New York-style, thin-crust pizza, which has just enough crunch to go with its minimal sauce and ample mozzarella. Whoever first referred to a cheese pizza as “plain” obviously never ate at Umberto’s. Despite the more than 30 toppings offered to crowd your pizza crust, the simplest option here is one of the best. And it passes the ultimate pizza test — everything tastes awesome cold the next day.
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A pop culture celebration, Wizard World Comic Con is not just about comics. Fans of movies, art, TV, sci-fiFi, cosplay and even professional wrestling will have plenty to geek over during the three-day event.
WRITTEN BY: Michele Chiappetta
n the world of geekdom, pop culture and comic book bliss, Tulsa earned a special distinction last year. Our fair city produced a tremendously, unexpectedly large turnout for Wizard World Comic Con 2014. So large, in fact, that Wizard World had no qualms about bringing their convention back to Tulsa this year, hoping for bigger, better and bolder fun with pop culture fans. Last year’s turnout to the convention, held at Tulsa’s Cox Business Center, was impressive, to say the least. Crowds of thousands were thrilled to see their favorite celebrities up close, hear local artists share their love for writing and drawing, watch costumers show off their gorgeous otherworldly costume creations, and perused the vendor aisles for the coolest in prints, t-shirts, figurines, trading cards, comic books and other science fiction, fantasy and horror collectibles.
Jerry Milani, public relations manager for Wizard World, says, “It’s probably safe to say Tulsa was our best new show of the year. The interest we’ve had from fans, media, celebrities and artists in coming to Tulsa has been phenomenal.” That’s quite an accomplishment, especially considering that Wizard World only began hosting conventions around the country in 2013, when they did eight shows. Last year, they did 16 shows, and this year they will do 24. Their growth has been largely encouraged by the enthusiasm of genre fans in Tulsa, who came out in droves. “Last year, we sold out our three-day passes in Tulsa a month before the show, which is kind of unheard of for us,” says Milani. “We ended up selling out the Saturday one-day passes too. Tulsa has been tremendous to us.” Many people hear the words “comic book convention” and picture a
group of people similar to The Simpsons’s comic book guy, a character who is snide, opinionated, and focused only on his comic books. But Wizard World caters to a far bigger, more diverse group than that. The culture of geekdom has grown wider and more inclusive, which pretty much guarantees that anyone who attends Wizard World Comic Con Tulsa is going to find something they love. Walking around the convention, here’s what you’re likely to see: people of all ages, enjoying all aspects of pop culture. Casual fans wearing a Halloween Batman costume standing next to the steampunk enthusiast who spent six months or more painstakingly sewing together an authentic and beautiful costume that could easily fit into a Hollywood film. Girls and guys dressed like Japanese anime characters wandering the corridors beside people waiting in line for an autograph from famous actors, cartoon artists, and professional wrestling heroes. Moms and pops in jeans and t-shirts walking with their kids around the vendor area, shopping for superhero paintings and Lord of the Rings figurines. And that’s just a short list. There are also multiple panels for attendees to listen to throughout the three days of the convention. If you’ve never been to this type of gathering before, the panels are one of the most well-loved and entertaining parts of what you’re paying for. You never know what you’ll be surprised by at a panel, and that leads to lots of fun for everyone. “The programming we’ve made is very robust,” says Milani. “Some of the panels are celebrity Q&As. In fact, almost every celebrity we have coming does a 45-minute Q&A. It’s a fun way for fans to interact with them. You have the opportunity to ask things you’ve always wanted to ask.” The celebrity list for this year’s Comic Con is impressive. It’s also almost entirely different from the 2014 guest list, because Wizard World is committed to always bringing something new to the table for fans each year. “We want people to feel like there’s a new group of people to see each year,” Milani explains. Fan favorite and cult movie star Bruce Campbell (see page 64) will be in town. He’s not only starred in over 100 films and TV shows, he’s a character in his own right, and he’s looking forward to meeting the people of Tulsa and goofing around with fans. Other celebrity guests include Norman Reedus of Walking Dead fame, Jason David Frank of the Power Rangers, Christian Kane (The Librarians), Taryn Manning (Orange Is the New Black), as well as Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes, Gotham), Ted Raimi and many others. They’ll
speak at panels, answer fan questions, and do autograph signings.
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No worries if you’re more of a sports fan than a genre action fan. Wizard World has scored a few coups in that arena too. First of all, WWE fans can expect to see the well-known pro wrestler The Undertaker this year. That’s a big deal, because The Undertaker rarely does appearances, says Milani. “He sells out every city he’s at.” So if you want to see him, buy your tickets soon.
Wizard World Comic Con Tulsa also offers a lot of fun for children. Children ages 10 and under are admitted free. Every paid attendee can bring in two children for free, which is a great way for families to enjoy the convention at an affordable price. Also, there will be some special children events on Sunday, including a costume contest, freebies from the artists, and more.
And Wizard World has another surprising sports star showing up this year, because Tulsa will also be welcoming Mike Tyson. Yes, you read that right. Mike Tyson, the boxing pro and household name, is going to be at Wizard World Comic Con Tulsa. “He’s never been to a show before,” Milani says of Tyson. “This is his first year. He’s an example that our show is not just comics and science fiction. Yes, Comic Con is always going to be for those fans, but our fandom is broader. Many of our celebrities have been in the genre and also done mainstream stuff.” Campbell, Reedus, Tyson and others are all examples of that genre-mainstream crossover, and that’s important because it allows the whole family to find something that appeals to them when they attend a Wizard World Comic Con. There’s so much going on at this year’s Comic Con, it’s impossible to mention it all. But there are a few things to highlight that you’ll want to keep an eye out for. Be sure to check out the storytelling panel hosted by James O’Barr, the creator of The Crow; he’ll be talking about the graphic novel as well as the movies based on his work. A host of other comic book and TV animation artists will also attend and speak, including Neal Adams, the Eisner Award Hall of Famer who transformed the comic book Batman from his 1960s cartoony image to the Dark Knight visual appearance we know today. Make sure to attend the cosplaying contest on Saturday at 7 p.m., or if you’re making your own costume, sign up for a chance to win cash and gift prizes. All contest participants get to talk about their costumes to the crowd. The judges will be professional cosplayers who are very serious about the time and attention to detail required to make a quality costume. “Some people work for weeks and weeks to get a costume ready for the contest,” Milani explains. The eye candy promises to be exciting, and everyone who is in the contest gets a chance to show off their costume on stage for everyone to see. The judging will be done in an interactive style guaranteed to entertain those who show up to watch the fun. Prizes will be awarded in several categories
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Mr. Fancy Pants EVIL DEAD’S BRUCE CAMPBELL IS LOLLYGAGGING HIS WAY TO TULSA FOR A GROOVY TIME AT THE COMIC CON. BE THERE, BUT DON’T BE SQUARE.
WRITTEN BY: Michele Chiappetta f you’re a fan of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and other forms of pop culture, you’ve probably heard of actor, director, producer and writer Bruce Campbell. (If you’re a big fan, you’ll recognize the quote in this article’s title, too.) At the very least, chances are you’ve seen him in a role or two. He’s been in more than 100 movies, television shows and video games since he began acting professionally in the 1970s. Over the years, he has played Elvis (Bubba HoTep), the Prince of Thieves (Hercules and Xena: Warrior Princess), a Western bounty hunter (The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.), former Navy SEAL and FBI informant Sam Axe (Burn Notice), and of course the beloved Ash Williams, hero of the cult classic horror film Evil Dead. This year, Campbell is a celebrity guest at Wizard World Comic Con Tulsa, and he’s looking forward to visiting our fair city, admiring everyone’s cosplay costumes, and generally having a good time interacting with fans.
What is your favorite part of doing conventions like Wizard World’s Comic Con? It’s getting to a city I haven’t been to before or in a while. It’s been a while since I’ve been to Tulsa. These shows get you out of the house and meeting new people. I also like interacting with the fans. We have fun Q&As. (These are panels where fans can ask questions of their favorite celebrities.) I try to get people to dress up. Dress as a character! If it was my show, you couldn’t get in unless you were dressed up.
What part of the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genre do you connect with? Are you a fan of, say, Star Trek and/or Star Wars?
I’m more of an old-school TV guy. I was a fan of the very original, original Star Trek. When I was 10, I watched it all the time with my brother. We stopped cold when they got to the others. (He means anything other that the original 1960s series. Sorry, Next Generation fans.) There’s only one Shatner, only one James T. Kirk. To me, characters in masks playing music in a cantina scene, it was more like a Roger Corman movie. But what do I know? Eight billion dollars later... 64 October 2015
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The Evil Dead franchise is finally back with a new TV series that premieres in October. How does it feel to be back in the role of Ash, who is an iconic character for you? It’s been as long as my marriage—24 years—since Ash had the saw in his hands. It (the physical nature of the role) is harder than it used to be. It’s a good workout. The show puts you and director (and childhood friend) Sam Raimi back together again. What’s nice about Sam and I working together is that we haven’t done that as actor and director since 1991. And now I get to say we’re doing more Evil Dead. (Ash vs. Evil Dead premieres on Starz this Halloween.)
Is there a role you hope to play one day that you haven’t played yet? Interesting roles, that’s all. I’ve played Elvis. I’ve tormented Hercules. I’ve tormented SpiderMan. I’ve tormented Superman. I just played President Reagan in season two of Fargo. I’ve got 36 years under my belt. I just want to keep working for another 30 years.
Sam Axe, the character you played on Burn Notice, drank mojitos. Do you like mojitos too? I don’t drink.
What other projects do you have going on right now? We’re doing crowdfunding for Last Fan Standing right now on Kickstarter. It’s a fan trivia game show. (Last year’s season filmed 10 episodes at various Wizard World conventions.)
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What’s the best fan question you’ve ever received?
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Hiking. I get out and I wander. I call it “lollygagging.” (If you’ve seen Bruce’s Twitter feed, you’ve seen fans sending him their own lollygagging photos. Bruce explains what it takes to meet the bill.) If you’re just sitting on your porch drinking, then you’re not lollygagging. Lollygagging is active inactivity. It’s getting out without a specific destination. It’s got to be active.
Your Twitter handle is @GroovyBruce. What’s your personal definition of groovy?
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SPORTS CENTRAL Does landing Jason Christie, 11th head coach in team history, finally get the Tulsa Oilers into championship contention after an over two-decade drought? JASON CHRISTIE
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he Tulsa Oilers is the answer to a hockey sports trivia question that, more than likely, no other team can claim: What franchise won a league championship and won every playoff game on the road? That would be your 1984 Tulsa Oilers team.
Oilers are a possible candidate to win this league’s championship. The season begins Oct. 16 and plays its home games in the BOK Center. Fans can purchase a ticket for as little as $15. Pretty good comparison against concert tickets in that building going for anywhere from $75 to $200 a ticket.
The team suspended its operations Feb. 16, 1984, when its owners went bankrupt and the Tulsa Oilers went into receivership. Other teams in the league paid to keep the Oilers in operation so as not to unbalance the schedule, but the Oilers played only road games for the final six weeks of the season. Despite this difficulty, the team, under coach Tom Webster, who went on to coach the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, won the league championship with all the finals games played in Denver. The Oilers also won the Adams Cup as the CHL champions in 1968 and 1976.
Hall believes there are fan favorites on this year’s team that could be called up to the Winnipeg Jets and eventually be a star in the NHL. The Jets are the new parent club of the Oilers, a
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natural fit since the Oilers’ new coach, Jason Christie, came from that organization. The Oilers had no parent club last year. Hall thinks Christie’s record is enough for fans to get excited about. “We found out there were a lot of unemployed coaches out there,” Hall says of his search to replace Bruce Ramsay, who moved up to take a job with Grand Rapids in the AHL. “He has proven that he knows what it takes to succeed at this level and I’m confident that he will get the very most out of our players to help this
organization achieve a new level of success. Our fans are going to be extremely proud of the team Jason puts on the ice, and his commitment to winning.” A native of Gibbons, Alberta, Christie has been a head coach for 13 seasons in the ECHL and Central Hockey League. He boasts a career coaching record of 520-304-105 (.616 winning percentage) and has led his teams to 11 postseason appearances. With 483 victories in the ECHL, Christie ranks second on the league’s all-time coaching wins list and needs just nine wins to break the record held by John Marks. Before his time in Ontario, Christie earned the Central Hockey League’s Coach of the Year award in the 2010-11 season for pushing the Bloomington Prairie Thunder to 37 wins and the franchise’s first playoff berth. Christie served two seasons as an assistant coach with the Chicago Wolves of the AHL after three successful years as the head coach of the Utah Grizzlies. During his Utah tenure, Christie PreviewGreenCountry.com 67
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After playing his final season with the Peoria Rivermen of the ECHL in 1999-00, Christie was named the head coach of the Rivermen for the 2000-01 campaign. Christie pushed the Rivermen to four playoff appearances in five years and posted a winning record in each of his five seasons. “I’ve had success in the past because of the players and management around being on the same page and striving for the same things,” says Christie. “I want to make sure our team in Tulsa has consistent effort every single game. Our fans need to see a hard-working team on the ice and players who are family oriented and willing to step out of their comfort zone to make the necessary sacrifices to win.” Christie played 572 games over a 10-year career with eight teams in the AHL, ECHL, IHL and in England.
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“Our captain last year, Nathan Lutz, is in his late 30s, solid, stay-at-home defenseman, a true ambassador and a leader,” says Hall. “Adam Pleskach will be back, our leading scorer. I think he was tied for second in the ECHL in goals scored with 41 or 42. Our goaltender from last year, Kevin Carr, who wasn’t even supposed to make the team at the beginning of the year, and then had a tremendous season, has also signed.”
“Our guys, our players, every one of them is going to have a chance to play in the NHL someday because of his coaching,” says Hall. “He has a knack for developing players and at the same time he knows how to win. Perfect combination.” Among the returning signees for this season are guys the fans held close to their hearts.
“On our Tuesday nights, we are doing a Two-for-Tuesday where you get 2-for-1 tickets at the box office, and 2-for-1 soda,” says Hall. “On Wednesdays we are doing $1 hot dogs. We started that last year and it was very popular. Thirsty Thursdays are $1 beer nights, very popular. Fridays are free swag Fridays. We have a door giveaway every Friday that’s included t-shirts, hats, minihockey sticks and jerseys among other things. Saturday nights are our big promotional nights, some of our big charity nights, so there’s always something big going on. Sunday nights are traditionally our Family Fun Nights. We have a free skate with the players on the ice. The Oilers also will honor former owner Ray Miron, considered the father of ice hockey in Tulsa. He died recently at the age of 92. “Absolutely we will find a way to pay tribute to Ray,” Hall says. “He was a great friend to the team. If it weren’t for Ray, hockey would not be back here in Tulsa. We hung a banner five or six years ago in his honor in the rafters. But we will honor him again at the beginning of the season. We always loved when he would call the office and talk hockey. He was 92 years old but was still sharp and witty.” Hall carries the same hopes that Miron always exemplified. “Our expectations are to win a championship here,” Hall says. “Hopefully this could be the year.”
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Home games are played at Boone Pickens Stadium (Stillwater) Oct. 3 | vs Kansas State Oct. 10 | @ West Virginia Oct. 24 | vs Kansas Oct. 31 | @ Texas Tech Nov. 7 | vs TCU Nov. 14 | @ Iowa State Nov. 21 | vs Baylor Nov. 28 | vs Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA SOONER FOOTBALL
Home games are played at Memorial Stadium (Norman) Oct. 3 | vs West Virginia Oct. 10 | vs Texas* Oct. 17 | @ Kansas State Oct. 24 | vs Texas Tech Oct. 31 | @ Kansas Nov. 7 | vs Iowa State Nov. 14 | @ Baylor Nov. 21 | vs TCU Nov. 28 | @ Oklahoma State * AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl (Dallas)
TULSA HURRICANE FOOTBALL
Home games are played at H.A. Chapman Stadium (Tulsa) Oct. 3 | vs Houston Oct. 10 | vs ULM Oct. 17 | @ East Carolina Oct. 23 | vs Memphis Oct. 31 | @ SMU Nov. 7 | vs UCF Nov. 14 | @ Cincinnati Nov. 21 | vs Navy Nov. 27 | @ Tulane
OWASSO HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Oct. 1 | @ Southmoore Oct. 8 | @ Moore Oct. 15 | vs Union Oct. 23 | @ Mustang Oct. 30 | vs Edmond North Nov. 6 | @ Putnam City North
JENKS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Oct. 2 | vs Norman Oct. 9 | @ Westmoore Oct. 15 | vs Edmond Santa Fe Oct. 23 | vs Broken Arrow Oct. 30 | @ Edmond Memorial Nov. 6 | vs Yukon
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Oct. 2 | @ Norman North Oct. 9 | vs Southmoore Oct. 15 | @ Owasso Oct. 23 | @ Moore Oct. 30 | vs Mustang Nov. 6 | @ Edmond North
BROKEN ARROW HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Oct. 2 | vs Putnam City Oct. 8 | @ Norman Oct. 15 | vs Westmoore Oct. 23 | @ Jenks Oct. 30 | vs Edmond Santa Fe Nov. 6 | vs Edmond Memorial
BIXBY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Oct. 2 | vs Bartlesville Oct. 9 | @ Ponca City Oct. 15 | vs Sapulpa Oct. 23 | vs B.T. Washington Oct. 30 | @ Muskogee Nov. 6 | @ Sand Springs
Home games are played at the BOK Center (Tulsa) Oct. 16 | vs Wichita Thunder | 7:05p Oct. 17 | @ Allen Americans | 7:05p Oct. 18 | vs Allen Americans | 4:05p Oct. 23 | @ Quad City Mallards | 7:05p Oct. 24 | @ Quad City Mallards | 7:05p Oct. 30 | vs Missouri Mavericks | 7:05p
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER
Home games are played at Chesapeake Energy Arena (Oklahoma City) Oct. 28 | vs San Antonio | 7p Oct. 30 | @ Orlando Magic | 6p
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Ghouls Night Out The Halloween Festival of thrills and chills brings the fun and the fear every Friday and Saturday PHOTO BY: Don Kreutzweiser
throughout October at the Castle of Muskogee. WRITTEN BY: Donna Leahey
ombies pursue you as you flee through a winding path of dread. Ghosts, witches, and mummies lurk around every corner in a mysterious haunted castle. Monsters you’ve only seen on the silver screen leap out at you from the murky depths of a fog-shrouded forest. Where are you? A Gothic tale of suspense and horror? The latest teen slasher flick? A gritty, post-apocalyptic cable drama? No! You are having a great time in the heart of the Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee, your gateway to another world since it first opened its gate in 1997. Once at the festival, thrill-seeking adventurers may visit as many as 11 goosebump-raising events that range from not really very scary
at all to scream inducing, chill producing, tremendously scary. Choose how many times you want to scream and pick your events. The Halloween Festival opens Oct. 2 and continues every Friday and Saturday in October, including Halloween Night. The fun and frights are spread throughout the Castle grounds. The festival goes on rain or shine, because the monsters don’t melt. “I would be very hard-pressed to pick only one favorite out of all of the events. Each provides something different for all ages,” says Jeff Hiller, the Castle’s owner. For younger visitors, or those less interested in jumps and screams, there are plenty of options. The Halloween Festival is created to
provide entertainment for the entire family. From non-scary to the very, very scary. Halloween Land provides a safe indoor venue for children 8 and under, with games and prizes. The Enchanted Boardwalk is great for the whole family with Halloween inflatables. The Ultimate Maze is built into the woods and it is very easy to get lost. The Chessboard Stage offers plenty of entertainment including the magic of Matthew van Zee and the comedy of the Jester Rejects. The Hayride is designed for the families. Grandparents, parents and children can all have a great time. You can have as frightening an experience as you choose. For guests who prefer a more hair-raising, heart-pounding Halloween festival, Hiller has suggestions.
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“I find most of our events that are meant to be frightening are very scary,” he says. “The Torture Chamber shows the tortures of the past and is highly educational. Casa Morte is a labyrinth inside the Castle with chills around every corner. Domus Horrificus provides scares with your favorite movie monsters. The Trail of Blood is exactly that, a trail built into the woods taking you through a graveyard. We also have the Zombie Hunt where you use infrared rifles to hunt for zombies and survivors in an indoor/outdoor compound. So you see how it would be very hard for me to choose a favorite.” Hiller, who has lived in Muskogee all his life, says the inspiration for the Castle was a trip to a Renaissance Festival in California with his children. Hiller and his family obtained the Castle in 1994 and immediately made it home to numerous yearly festivals, events, and celebrations for Muskogee and visitors from all over. “The Castle itself has not gotten any larger,” he says. “It is still an impressive 37,000 square feet. But the surrounding village has grown from six structures to well over 100 structures, creating an amazing village playground.” The hired actors who bring the scenes to life attend academies provided by the Castle before participating in any of the events. A crew Hiller describes as talented and creative handles the design and building of all the Castle’s events throughout the year. And every fall, they transform the Castle of Muskogee into the Haunted Castle and Halloween Village. Admission to the Halloween Village is free, and there’s plenty to do in the village itself. The wheelchair accessible village has hot and cold drinks and food available, as well as shops, ghost stories, fortunetellers, music, games and bounce houses. Many of your favorite Halloween characters of the nonscary sort roam the streets. You can find friendly merchants with unique wares for the season as well. Once in the village, tickets to the many events, known as haunts, are available as individual tickets or as cost-saving packages. You can also buy your tickets online. Many of the haunts are wheelchair accessible as well. Parking is free, or you can chose VIP parking for $5.
PHOTO BY: Don Kreutzweiser
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From the authentic apparel and variety of lids for your head to fire pits and plenty of bling, the big boy toy shelf at Bedlam Sports has plenty of goodies that guarantee good times as you cheer on your favorite team.
Custom Engraved Stones
The cornerstones of a happy marriage can hinge on trust, love and sharing the same passion for a collegiate team. But not all couples are equally yoked. And when discord takes place, it may be a hunk of limestone or sandstone that’s needed to restore order. These engraved house divided porch and desk stones will help cement where the loyalties lie. Stones can also be purchased by school and even have a name or nineletter word included.
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Freaker Beverage Insulator
Women’s College Boots
Who are you booting for this season? Stand out from the gameday crowd with a pair of boots from one of the largest names in the game: Nocona. These American-made, 11-inch leather colored top boots have a half-moon toe, 1 ½-inch underslung heel and cushioned insoles that offer comfort from the first step to a victory lap around the stadium. It’s one of the best ways to put your favorite woman in your favorite team’s colors.
Musical Picture Frames
Cheerleader Uniform Set
What little girl doesn’t want to be a cheerleader? Now she can at least play the role with these 100 percent polyester, two-piece outfits from Colosseum. Get the sports-obsessed princess in your life something she’ll actually use as she owns the stands. Ability to perform stunts and backflips sold separately. 74 October 2015
Looking to avoid moist handshakes and sweaty beverages? Maybe it’s time to get your Freaker on. Infusing life, style and functionality into a drink insulator, this one-size-fits-all sleeve keeps your hands dry and your drinks cold. Built to adjust to different sized beverage containers, one Freaker can keep the little one’s sippy cup chilled on the way to the game before you snag it to cover 12 ounces of an adult beverage.
They say blood is thicker than water and love conquers all, but few bonds are stronger than that of a sports fan and their team. They’ve gone through the good and bad together; sometimes they enjoy the feeling of triumph after a tough season, and other years they leave a hole in the wall to match the hole in their heart. To salute that rabid dedication, slap a photo in a picture frame for a lasting memory. And if you need a little extra zeal, each comes preloaded with your school’s fight song.
The things you wear can change from season-to-season, day-to-day, or even hour-to-hour, but a great wallet is something that will, quite literally, never leave your side. These premium, top-quality leather options are clean, functional and comfortable as well as handsome enough to appreciate every time you pull out your credit card to buy the pregame barbecue. Team logos are displayed on the exterior on many of the styles.
SPREE Foam Finger
Who hasn’t wanted to give the opponent’s fans the finger at one point in a tightly contested game? Now you can without making your mother blush. Let them know which team is No. 1 by sliding the 20-inch, replica foam hand and jersey sleeve over your own. Created by former Kansas City Royal great George Brett’s company, UltimateHand, the fingers come in a range of teams both professional and collegiate.
Getting a gift for the die-hard sports fan is not always easy. Sure, you can get them a jersey or cap or even some face paint from their favorite team. But why do the obvious? These as-close-to-the-real-thing Riddell Speed helmets feature a large shell, aggressive facemask, authentic internal padding and four-point chinstrap. Approximately 10 inches tall, each sleek helmet is perfect for autographs or placing on your desk and fabricating a story of how it’s a keepsake from your time as walk-on tailback.
The mini helmet is a half-scale replica of one of the most popular new helmet introductions in Riddell’s history. It’s a must-have for the serious collector. Includes interior padding and a fourpiece chinstrap as well as official colors and decals. Approximately 5 inches tall.
The game may be difficult, but it’s easier than ever to find the right equipment. New materials have led to lighter and better engineered bags that could actually induce one to walk, not ride, all 18 holes. Made of a rugged nylon construction, these bags are light enough to sling over your shoulder without making your muscles seize up. They feature 14 full-length dividers, integrated top handle, zippered pockets to keep your gear dry in all conditions, rubber non-skid feet, umbrella holding systems and stylish embroidery.
Autographed Barry Switzer Football
At the center of any good outdoor gathering is a fire. Bring unity back to your backyard bonfire by keeping the fire alive in one of these house divided cauldrons without burning a hole in your pocket. Thanks to the strong legs, this fire pit — a one-piece, heavygauge steel frame in a natural rust patina — stays stable and offers maximum support to the fire bowl. Firelight flickers through different team logo cutouts, while its sturdy, yet portable design makes it a great choice on the patio or at a tailgate party. Snug-fitting domed spark guard restrains flying embers; built-in guardrail for safety. Includes cooking grill and poker. Fully assembled.
Everyone needs a little arm candy, right? Keep time with one of these eye-catching, conversation-starting tickers that understand our primal need to balance fashion and function. From minimal designs to stylish and understated, you can’t beat these trusted brands or classic looks, and for a fraction of the price you’d shell out for an Apple timepiece. Sure, these don’t measure your heart rate, but during a game do you really want another reminder to calm down because “it’s only a game”?
Typical fans show their devotion by wearing their favorite team’s hat or a replica of their favorite player’s jersey, but hard-core collectors aren’t content until they’ve purchased original, sometimes decades-old uniforms by the likes of Barry Sanders or Billy Sims. Some take it even further, buying pieces of football turf and balls signed by famous heroes commemorating big games, record breaking and career records. These trophies are not just status symbols (though they definitely are status symbols); they’re proof of how much sports mean to fans. This hand-signed football by Barry Switzer, one of only three head coaches to win both a college football national championship and a Super Bowl, salutes his 157-29-4 record at OU from 1973-88. Bedlam Sports also carries many other autographed items including framed pictures, trading cards and memorabilia. PreviewGreenCountry.com 75
People are almost as protective of their cars as they are about their college football teams. Whether it’s football season or basketball season, you can cheer on your school yearround with a collegiate Gameday Ironworks hitch cover. These covers are made to keep dirt and debris from building up inside your receiver while transforming that gaping hole under your rear bumper into an expression of your particular sense of style. These custom pieces are designed to fit most 2-inch receivers.
Add to your collection of memorabilia with the Nike fullsize football that features three smooth white panels designed for your favorite John Hancock. Or take one to the tailgate party so you can show off that cannon of yours and remark at how you would have totally made the college team if it hadn’t been for that one coach who ignored you in your prime.
These leather belts with metal school logos attached wear well with any pair of pants (especially denim) and will still be in your closet long enough for you son to steal it when he goes off to college.
Known as both a golf and tennis shirt, polos have evolved well beyond the country club. And these coaches’ shirts are no different. They can be dressed down effortlessly for casual tailgating, or throw a blazer over it and you’re ready for the booster club meeting at a steakhouse. The Dri-FIT fabric wicks away sweat and helps keep you dry and comfortable even when your team is down by 14 during the 2-minute drill.
Bust a new cap on your dome with a full line of offerings for both men and women from the NFL, MLB and college. With sizes from newborn to offensive tackle, you can pick from standard solid colors with the team logo front and center or show off your sense of style with some bling, weathered bills or alternate logo designs. 76 October 2015
Sure, you could go with roses, chocolate, or heart-shaped anythings for your favorite girl. Or, you could choose a little something all sparkly. It can seem like a daunting prospect, but getting a trinket or two with her favorite team’s logo factored into the design will swing the pendulum in your favor.
Sometimes the best way to celebrate your fandom is to throw it in the face of everyone at your wedding, which is why this sexy accessory from Divine Creations is a must-have on your big day. You can also make it a fun surprise for your partner by incorporating one of his favorite passions … outside of you, of course. Features a full-colored ribbon strip with a continuous repeating pattern. Comes with two garters — one to keep and one to chunk.
Fan gear for your furry friend. Celebrate your fandom with this pet jersey from All Star Dogs. You know your favorite four-legged friend is as big a fan as you, so let him or her show it with this cool jersey. The jersey that looks good enough for the players is decorated with bright team graphics you and your best friend will both love. Features a high-cut stomach for pet’s comfort.
Delivering a unique combination of personality and performance, Tervis cups are engineered to keep cold drinks cold (think of all the extra ice you’ll be able to save for a frozen margarita), and hot drinks warmish. Got a buddy whose wife has coaster anxiety when you’re watching the big game? Bam. Problem solved.
The main thing separating strangers and burglars from your home and the outside world is those little locks on your front door and their coordinating keys, so it’s pretty important to keep them safe. Bearing this in mind, you’ll probably want to keep them close at all times, so it makes sense to treat them like you would the rest of your appendices and opt for something with style to hold them all together. The keychains feature team logo on one side and league logo on other side of this spinning keychain.
Many of the items featured are available in different NFL, MLB and college options.
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Kevin Durant Plush
Put your passion in play or at least bring home a new cuddle buddy with this 10-inch plush Kevin Durant doll from Bleacher Creatures. Perfect for the home or office, children or the super secure adults. This doll comes in team colors with logo. PreviewGreenCountry.com 77
Pouring dozens of wines by
the glass and serving up over 100 liquors and 20 beers, itâ€™s no wonder that this
terrific wine bar, helmed by sommelier Jenna Krimbill, is abuzz nearly every night of the week.
WRITTEN BY: Maria Weller PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Bill Roper
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Fresh pear poached in a featured wine, served with cinnamon dusted beignet sticks and honey whipped cream.
ver since she was a bartender at Garlic Rose on Brookside, Jenna Krimbill’s passion for wine has grown stronger. So much so that it led to her opening her own wine bar in South Tulsa. The Wine Loft is located just south of 101st and Memorial in the rapidly developing shopping center near Lifetime Fitness. Upon walking in you are immediately aware that the chic, modern atmosphere isn’t that of a typical noisy bar. And while there are TV’s for the sports fans, they have been relocated upstairs rather than behind the bar to better allow guests to connect with the bartenders and each other. Tuesday through Saturday, you and your adult friends can gather beneath the glass chandelier for a cocktail and tapas. “It’s perfect for stopping by for a quick drink on your way home from work,” says Krimbill. In keeping with the after-work option, The Wine Loft offers their version of happy hour Tuesday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. Select appetizers are offered for $6. There are four choices, all of which will go perfectly with whatever drink option you so happen to choose. The spicy shrimp and goat cheese grits is a house favorite that has spicy marinated shrimp served over creamy goat cheese grits and then is drizzled with red pepper butter. Another option is the trio of mini croissant sandwiches. This plate of French delights will come with one cucumber and cream cheese blend, one chicken salad on a whole wheat croissant and a savory ham and cheese with honey and mustard on a pretzel croissant. In addition to these two dishes you may also choose the classic tomato bruschetta or the moules frites. While Krimbill may be a selfproclaimed “wine nerd” and a certified member of the Guild of Sommeliers, she has stocked her bar with over 100 liquors and 20 beers on draft or in bottle. The menu also boasts an amazing selection of signature cocktails. The Double Vision is a house favorite that features lemon meringue, raspberry and cytron vodkas with pink lemonade chilled and served up. Another is the Lady Godiva that combines Godiva white chocolate liqueur, Grey Goose Cherry Noir and Pisa liqueur with a
“It’s a perfect space for any kind of special event like birthday parties, bridal showers and prom.”
Lemon meringue, raspberry and Cytron vodkas with pink lemonade.
A delectable plate of four housemade, Chambord-infused truffles with honey whipped cream and fresh berries.
Chef’s selection of diced tomatoes with garlic, basil, balsamic and olive oil over toasted baguettes.
White Godiva liqueur, Grey Goose Cherry Noir, and Pisa liqueur.
Chef Travis Matlock makes everything from scratch. He makes his own lobster sauce and the French onion soup is made fresh daily
SPICY SHRIMP AND GOAT CHEESE GRITS
with the veal and duck from other dishes.
Spicy marinated shrimp sautéed and served over creamy goat cheese grits, drizzled with red pepper.
of wine with course meals. You can make this into a private party to be hosted on either Sunday or Monday nights while the wine bar is closed to the public.
CHOCOLATE BUZZ Prairie Wolf espresso and Godiva milk chocolate with coconut rum.
raspberry syrup swirl. “We squeeze all of our own fruit juices. Our sweet and sour only has fresh lime and lemon juices mixed with agave nectar,” says Krimbill. So all of your drinks are guaranteed to be as fresh as possible. While all of these choices can sound intimidating to even the most confident connoisseur, Krimbill strives to prep all of her staff so that they are able to make informed recommendations. The Wine Loft offers many choices by the glass or bottle and you don’t even have to worry about breaking the bank to enjoy them. If you don’t feel like committing to a glass of wine, no matter how affordable, there is a perfect solution. Flights of wine can be purchased for $12 and include 2-ounce pours of any wine served by the glass. “I love this option because you can try something you’ve never had before. Or a chardonnay from California, one from France and one from Australia so you can taste the difference that the region has on wines coming from the same grapes,” says Krimbill. Another way to expand your knowledge of various vintages is to attend one of the wine tastings offered by their wine reps from across the globe. These tastings can cost as little as $5 and usually include some tasty treats to munch on as you learn. If you are looking for more substantial servings of both wine and food, The Wine Loft has perfected their pairings 80 October 2015
In addition to their wine flights, flight trios of tequila and whiskey are also offered. The latest featured tequila is Manik Tequila, named after the Mayan god of desire and prosperity. You will receive a 1-ounce pour each of Manik’s Blanco, Reposado and Anejo tequilas. The whiskey of the moment is Jameson Irish; three different blends of varying flavors and ages. If you’re after something slightly more substantial than just a sip of something sweet, the dessert menu has many options that are sure to please. The chocolate truffles for example, are four housemade truffles that have been infused with Chambord and served with honey whipped cream and fresh berries. Feel free to balance out the richness of this dessert with some Rombauer Zinfandel from California. Another special deal that The Wine Loft offers is their Pint Night. The first Tuesday night of every month, a featured beer is selected. Starting at 4 p.m. and while supplies last, upon buying your first pint of the featured beer, the collectible glass is yours to keep.
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Indicative of the fall, the featured signature cocktails will take on popular flavors such as pumpkin spice, espresso and warm nutty goodness. And as September comes to a close and October ushers in the chillier weather, we sadly say goodbye to patio season. But not here. So go ahead and grab a seat beneath the stars, relax on the lounge-like patio furniture, pick a bottle of wine and enjoy. Not to worry about the weather, surrounding the massive brick fireplace are various outdoor heaters ready to stave off the chill. And if that’s not enough The Wine Loft also provides fleece blankets, effectively taking care of every detail.
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Timeless Vibe WRITTEN BY: Michele Chiappetta PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Bill Roper
The classic Rat Pack feel (complete with red-and-gold seating and fancy chandeliers) comes alive at the elegantly delectable Celebrity Restaurant where prime cuts of meat, coldwater lobster tail and incredible catfish and fried chicken only enhance the culinary spectacle.
A half-pound prime center cut tenderloin filet with buttered corn on the cob and a baked potato.
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hen a restaurant makes a “best of ” list for 10 years running, it just makes sense to add it to your own personal list of favorites. So, if you haven’t visited Celebrity Restaurant, you might want to get there soon. It’s a fantastic local restaurant with a long and storied history, making it one of the area’s bestloved not-so-secret places for a special night of food, drink and festivity.
Grilled with a special blend of seasonings. Comes with buttered corn on the cob and a baked potato.
“Only a few restaurants have been around as long as we have,” says Paula Osko, who acts as co-manager of the restaurant alongside her brother, Nick Samara. Celebrity first opened its doors in 1963 as a private club where members could bring their own bottled spirits, because Tulsa’s liquor laws at the time didn’t allow liquor to be served by the glass. The restaurant’s founder, Mike Samara, became instrumental in the writing of a bill to legalize liquor by the drink in Oklahoma. After the bill passed and became law, Celebrity was issued the state’s first liquor license and served the first legal drink in a Tulsa dining spot. Since then, the restaurant has passed into the hands of Samara’s children, who work hard to make sure the restaurant maintains its classic ‘60s retro feel, commitment to good food, and special traditions. It’s no surprise that Celebrity Restaurant is a Tulsa favorite. “We’re not your typical rubber-stamp restaurant,” Osko explains, which is a bit of an understatement. The red-and-gold seating arrangements and fancy chandeliers are a Rat Pack era throwback that you won’t find elsewhere in town. Celebrity also serves a wellloved Caesar salad that is not only made fresh, but made tableside. “You just don’t see that much anymore,” says Osko. In fact, everything is made fresh daily, to the delight of foodies who love the restaurant’s feel and quality. “We don’t use processed foods,” Osko says. Everything is made from scratch. The restaurant uses a local beef supplier who delivers fresh cuts, and this attention to detail shows. Celebrity is known for their steak dinners, among other things. “All our steaks are really good,” says Osko. “My favorite is the filet mignon. It melts in your mouth.” Other classic steak dinner options for meat lovers include a 14-ounce New York strip, 16-ounce rib-eye, and beef kabobs. For those who don’t want red meat for their evening meal, there are plenty of other tasty dinner choices, among them a cold-water lobster tail that is, as Osko puts it, “as good as you’ll get anywhere.” They also serve shrimp, salmon,
New Zealand white fish, and a fried catfish that is a favorite among many of their clientele. The restaurant has a separate, more casual lunch menu that features a variety of options to pick from, including their famed Caesar salad, bacon bleu cheese and chicken salad, chef salad, soup du jour, a variety of burgers, Reuben sandwich, drip beef sandwich, shrimp, a luncheon rib-eye, daily specials and more. Their dessert menu includes a turtle cheesecake, chocolate mousse pie, buttermilk pie and walnut layered cake. There are also seasonal desserts, such as a pumpkin cobbler that is served in the fall. If you want to try it, get in soon before pumpkin goes out of season. Osko also highly recommends their brandy ice. “We’re known for our brandy ice,” she says. “It’s an incredible after-dinner drink made with brandy, ice cream, and crème de cacao”.
“We’re known for our brandy ice. It’s an incredible afterdinner drink made with brandy, ice cream, and crème de cacao.”
One of Celebrity’s signature dishes is their fried chicken. The dish is made in the traditional, old-fashioned style — the chicken is fried up in a cast iron skillet with lots of pepper, and served with biscuits and gravy. It’s renowned even outside Tulsa. Willie Nelson and his clan have enjoyed that fried chicken, says Osko. And Nelson isn’t the only famous person to have passed through Celebrity’s doors to sample the food and drinks. Whether it’s in the name of the restaurant itself or in the quality of its food, or the retro atmosphere, Celebrity has always catered to, well, celebrities. “Bob Hope was in here in his day,” says Osko. “Barry Switzer always tries to come by when he’s in town. Celebrities always seem to find us.” Other famous people who have frequented the joint include Mickey Mantle, Warren Spahn, Ben Stiller, and American Idol winner PreviewGreenCountry.com 83
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David Cook. So, if you enjoy people watching, Celebrity can be a good place to enjoy being a fly on the wall. Of course, the bulk of Celebrity’s clientele are the local Tulsans who keep coming back every chance they get, in part because of the sense of connection they have with the owners and staff. “We have a family atmosphere with our customers,” Osko explains, adding that her father, who has long-since retired from day-today operations, still frequents the restaurant to visit with their regulars. As a family business, Celebrity Restaurant is always closed on Sundays except for times that Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve fall on that day of the week. In fact, Valentine’s Day is one of the restaurant’s biggest holidays. They decorate well and get a lot of business then. “All our holidays are crazy busy,” Osko says. New Year’s Eve is festive in its own way at Celebrity, with lots of balloons, an earlier opening time and a limited menu because the restaurant gets so many people coming in. Christmas season is especially festive, because the restaurant decorates with lights, Christmas
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trees, and other seasonal items. Decorations go up starting the first week in November, and the entire restaurant is fully decorated come Thanksgiving time. Regular customers love it, Osko says, and they come in often to see the changes taking place during the holiday season. Holidays also are busy for big parties, which Celebrity accommodates in their 50-seat clubroom. “It’s a one-of-a-kind atmosphere you won’t get elsewhere,” Osko says. It books up fast, though. In fact, many clients start booking Christmas parties a year in advance; that’s how busy Celebrity can get.
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WRITTEN BY: Michele Chiappetta PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Bill Roper Don Jones and his Southwestern recipes at Café Ole — you’ve never tried a more unique queso — provide delectable sensory experiences in a fun, festive, relaxed atmosphere that customers keep coming back to enjoy over and over.
Seven shrimp sautéed in garlic, cilantro, tomatoes, onion and peppers, served with rice and jalapeño cornbread.
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Spinach, onions, mild peppers, melted jack, yellow and blue corn tortillas, topped with tomatoes and green onions.
agic happens over food when you break bread with people.” So says Don Jones, owner of the iconic Brookside restaurant, Café Ole. If anyone in town knows the value of turning the act of dining out into a magical experience, it’s Jones and his staff. Café Ole is a treasured favorite among Tulsans who love good Southwestern food, and for good reason. The restaurant itself has been tucked just off the beaten path of the Brookside restaurant strip since 1986; Jones and his silent partner have owned the place for about two and a half years. In the time their partnership has been in charge, Café Ole has seen amazing growth. It’s a classic hot spot for diners of all ages and incomes to enjoy an authentic blend of Mexican and Southwestern flavors. The secret to the restaurant’s success, says Jones, is its dedication to excellence in every way, from the use of authentic quality ingredients to a welltrained and committed staff to
Choice of chicken, beef, pork or shrimp, fresh chopped cilantro, onions, corn tortillas, spicy salsa, rice and choice of beans.
a warm hospitality that makes diners feel as if they’re visiting good friends. “Our goal is to give people good food,” he explains over a plate of fresh and delicious rice and beans, pork-filled chile relleno and tamale, all made from scratch. “Eating here is a sensory experience.” Jones isn’t kidding. If you have never stopped in for the satisfyingly fresh street tacos or their signature queso — with a tasty cream cheese base that sets it apart from any other queso in town — then you’re missing out. The restaurant has a casual air-conditioned dining area in the front. Along the side of the restaurant is an open-air patio with a charming southwestern feel, complete with fireplace. There is even booth seating along the upstairs corridor. TVs subtly dot the restaurant for sports nights. Café Ole has a fun, festive, relaxed atmosphere that customers keep coming back to enjoy over and over.
they’re doing it. Café Ole is more than a place to get a good meal. “It’s an experience,” Jones says. Part of that experience is the great people-watching potential. Everyone from high-level business executives to local politicians to athletes to musicians performing at the BOK Center come through Café Ole’s doors to let down their hair and enjoy the casual, laid-back ambiance.
warmth and connection.” It’s not uncommon for friends to run into each other and end up sitting with each other in an impromptu get-together, he says. One customer even recently told him, “It really is like Cheers (the bar where everyone knows your name).” It’s exactly what the restaurant aims to do — offering a neighborhood staple where people know each other and come back often.
They mingle easily with the local regulars who stop in for dinner. “It’s like having guests in your backyard,” says Jones. “There’s
That warm, friendly, room-foreveryone feel is something that Café Ole’s staff works diligently to foster. “We’re in the people
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business,” says Jones. He is clear about wanting his clientele happy and satisfied. For that reason, he is very choosy about those he brings on staff. The result is a group of people who often stay with the restaurant for a long time, offering some of the finest service in Tulsa. Of course, high-quality service means little unless the food is good. Café Ole delivers over and above expectations in that arena. “Customers have a lot of choices,” says Jones. “We ask, what does it take to wow them so they come back? What makes us different? The answer is hospitality and food.” And, oh, the food! The menu contains a delightful selection of Southwestern and Mexicaninspired dishes. Everything is made from scratch with ingredients that reflect the spirit of the native dishes Café Ole serves. The chile relleno is made with poblano peppers rather than Anaheim, because the native recipe uses poblanos. Café Ole uses only certified Hatch 88 October 2015
chilies, and the blue corn tortillas they serve are made of genuine blue corn, rather than the dyed tortillas that you might find elsewhere. Every detail of each recipe is lovingly and carefully attended to. “We take a lot of time with detail,” Jones says. “We spend a lot of time making sure our spices are from Mexico or Spain. We try to figure out how we can get to the indigenous ingredients.” Jones tests the recipes at home before he brings them in to Café Ole’s kitchen for refining. He even eats through the menu regularly to make sure every recipe maintains its integrity, so his customers always get the best. And he regularly searches out and adds new dishes to the menu. Among the popular, tastepleasing options you can order — and should — are their famed street tacos served in corn tortillas; fish tacos made with tilapia and Ole’s coleslaw; rellenos filled with pork or queso; housemade tamales;
shrimp caribe served over rice and accompanied by jalapeno cornbread; and stacked blue corn tortillas layered with black beans, meat or veggies, melted Jack cheese, mild chiles, and sour cream. The menu is rounded out by traditional items like burritos, enchiladas of all kinds, quesadillas, a nice selection of burgers and sandwiches, salads, and some light menu options for those watching their calorie intake. The drink menu features an award-winning margarita, the Santana cooler (made with Svedka mango/pineapple vodka and fruit juices), Mezcal mule (mescal, ginger beer, and lime),
Bloody Maria (featuring a jalapeno-infused tequila), sangria, a selection of Mexican beers, red and white wines, prosecco, craft beers, vodka, scotch, gin, whiskey, and other liqueurs. The desserts are made from scratch and include a Key lime pie that rivals anything you’d get in Florida. (And yes, it’s made with real key limes because Jones doesn’t skimp on anything.) Café Ole is open for lunch and dinner throughout the week, as well as brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. And when you stop in, don’t be afraid to find Jones and say hello. He doesn’t mind. “We have wonderful guests,” he says, “we really do.”
CAFÉ OLE 3509 S. Peoria Ave. (Brookside) | Tulsa 918-745-6699 | cafeolebrookside.com Monday: Closed | Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. | Saturday: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
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illcrest Medical Center is no stranger to Tulsa. Started in Whether it is having a baby, receiving cancer 1918 and known then as Morningside Hospital, Hillcrest treatment or rehabbing from burns, Hillcrest was the first hospital in the Tulsa area. During these 97 Medical Center is committed to your well-being years, Hillcrest has evolved into the leading provider and the health and wellness of your family. of medical services for Northeast Oklahoma. With seven hospital WRITTEN BY: Julie Werner locations in Tulsa and surrounding areas like Owasso, Claremore,
Henryetta and Cushing, Hillcrest is serving numbers of patients in the region. Kevin Gross, CEO of Hillcrest, only sees more growth in the future. Gross along with his wife of 34 years and his family, has been in Tulsa for seven years but is no stranger to hospital administration. He was born on the East Coast in Philadelphia, Pa., and then moved to Houston. For most of his 31-year hospital career, he has lived in Texas, Kansas and now Oklahoma, which he prefers. “I love the Midwest area of the country,” he says. “I love the way of life, the people, just everything about it.” And by the growth Hillcrest is experiencing, it’s safe to say that the people here love him too. The expansion at Hillcrest, who employees around 5,100 people and makes $1 billion in revenue, includes the Oklahoma Heart Institute (OHI) that was opened in 2008. Located on the main campus of Hillcrest Medical Center, the Oklahoma Heart Institute is the region’s largest and most advanced hospital dedicated to cardiovascular services. One unique aspect of OHI is that they developed a hybrid catheterization lab in their operating room. This allows them to blend a couple of different services at the same time if the need arises. Offering the ability to diagnose and quickly follow with surgical procedures is a benefit of this facility.
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GET TO KNOW For women’s needs, the Peggy V. Helmerich Women’s Center is an extension of Hillcrest and offers two locations in Tulsa (main campus and Hillcrest South) and one in Claremore. The center delivered over 3,000 babies last year and has the busiest neonatal unit around. They offer many women’s health services as well as the Chapman Breast Center and a High Risk Antepartum unit. The Women’s Center implemented a special program a few years ago called the Silas Program. Named after their first patient who lived for 56 hours, this program provides support and special care to families facing a lifelimiting fetal condition. In November 2014, Hillcrest opened their new emergency center and was able to double capacity with 37 patient rooms and a covered ambulance bay with room for eight trucks. There are also many patient centered amenities such as private rooms and free valet parking that offers some relief to the stress of an emergency room visit. One of the specialties offered at Hillcrest Medical Center is the Bailey Bariatric Center at the Bailey Medical Center in Owasso. They perform around 400 bariatric surgeries a year and have had great success. Staffed with many consultants for different areas of the surgery journey, the Bariatric Center is the only one around this region. Another unique service that Hillcrest offers is the Burn Center. There are only two in the state of Oklahoma with the other being in Oklahoma City. The Alexander Burn Center at Hillcrest was the first one in Oklahoma. They provide an intensive care unit as well as rapidrecovery unit for non-life threatening burns. There are many other services that Hillcrest provides from a cancer center to a stroke center and even a fitness facility located in the Oklahoma Heart Institute that is open to the public for fitness membership and classes. It started as a cardiac rehab facility and expanded to serve many other people in the process. What does Gross see for the future of Hillcrest? More growth is the answer. Currently, Hillcrest is scheduled to open a new cancer center that includes radiation services in December. They have also
completely renovated the women’s services at Hillcrest South. Gross, a new grandpa himself, laughs as he says, “It seems the two most fertile ZIP codes in Tulsa are the one where Hillcrest South is located and the one beside it.” Whether it is having a baby, getting diagnosed with cancer or experiencing cardiovascular issues, Hillcrest Medical Center can help you through it. Gross says the goal of Hillcrest is to continue to develop center of excellence. The seven hospitals that include Hillcrest Medical Center, Hillcrest South, Hillcrest Claremore, Hillcrest Henryetta, Bailey Medical Center in Owasso, Utica Park Clinic and Tulsa Spine and Specialty Hospital employee 300 physician providers. There are 38 locations around the region that have a Hillcrest physician. “Our access is second to none,” says Gross. “We have a lot of patients from outside of Tulsa County. They come into the main campus for specialty services and then are able to follow up with their Hillcrest physician in their area.” Gross sums it up like this, “Our footprint on this region is the best there is. At some time in their life, everybody needs medical services. That is what we are here for. Helping people through.”
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The true story of the rise and fall of London’s most notorious gangsters, Reggie and Ron Kray, both portrayed by Tom Hardy in a double performance. Legend is a classic crime thriller taking us into the secret history of the 1960s and the extraordinary events that secured the infamy of the Kray twins. Cast: Tom Hardy, Taron Egerton, Emily Browning
Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara
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to prevent Laurel from doing this. Hard-nosed detective Dane Wells, and activist Steven Goldstein, unite in Laurel and Stacie’s defense, rallying police officers and ordinary citizens to support their struggle for equality. Cast: Ellen Page, Julianne Moore, Steve Carell
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Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter. Cast: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen
Follows a disgraced chef who, after losing his Michelin-rated restaurant in Paris, decides to bring his crew back together in an attempt to create the best restaurant ever in London. Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Omar Sy
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PAN | OCT. 9
The action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan. Cast: Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Levi Miller
Tipton, her best friend and the high school band director will take their platonic friendship in a romantic direction. Ave Maria waits, and before she knows it, she turns 40. Now the old maid of Big Stone Gap, Ave Maria decides that happiness is for other people—that is, until a long-buried family secret throws her quiet life spectacularly off-course. Cast: Patrick Wilson, Jane Krakowski, Ashley Judd
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Set in 1978, Big Stone Gap tells the story of the ever-ordinary Ave Maria Mulligan who lives a simple life with her mother, runs the pharmacy, directs The Trail of the Lonesome Pine Outdoor Drama, and hopes that Theodore
After moving into a small town, Zach Cooper meets Hannah, his neighbor. Hannah’s father R. L. Stine, who writes the Goosebumps stories, keeps all the monsters in the series locked up in his books. When Zach unintentionally releases the monsters from the books, the three team up in order to put the monsters back where they came from. Cast: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush
daughter in the afterlife. Today, Kaulder is the only one of his kind remaining, and has spent centuries hunting down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost loved ones. Cast: Vin Diesel, Elijah Wood, Michael Caine
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A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, Bridge of Spies tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Cast: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan
supernatural abilities by their grandmother. Despite the video being filmed 20 years ago, Katie breaks the fourth wall by noticing the Brothers’ presence. They also find a camera that can see paranormal phenomena that the human eye can’t see. Cast: Katie Featherston, Chris J. Murray, Brit Shaw
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In a West African country, when civil war tears his family apart and militants kill his father, a young boy named Agu is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters. Cast: Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, Ama Abebrese
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION | OCT. 23 A family of four moves into a new home in Palo Alto, Calif., and finds tapes of young Katie and Kristi being taught
The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including Kaulder, a valiant warrior who managed to slay the all-powerful Queen Witch, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the Queen curses Kaulder with her own immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and
ear and a taste for talent, has seen better times. When he takes his last remaining client on a USO tour of Afghanistan, she gets cold feet and leaves him penniless and without his passport in Kabul. While trying to find his way home, Richie befriends a band of misfits and discovers a young girl with an extraordinary voice. Against all odds, Richie will take his last shot at creating an unlikely superstar. Cast: Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Zooey Deschanel
SECRET IN THEIR EYES OCT. 23 A tight-knit team of rising FBI investigators—Ray and Jess, along with their district attorney supervisor Claire—is suddenly torn apart when they discover that Jess’s teenage daughter has been brutally and inexplicably murdered. Now, 13 years later, after obsessively searching every day for the elusive killer, Ray finally uncovers a new lead that he’s certain can permanently resolve the case, nail the vicious murderer, and bring long-desired closure to his team. Cast: Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor
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OUR BRAND IS CRISIS OCT. 30 In 2002, Americaneducated Bolivian politician Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada hires Washington, D.C. based James Carville’s political consulting firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner to help him win the 2002 Bolivian presidential election. Carville works as Greenberg Carville Shrum (GCS) using American political campaign strategies and the election sees Lozada ahead of Evo Morales and helps him win. Cast: Sandra Bullock, Anthony Mackie, Billy Bob Thornton
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Tommy Emmanuel Tulsa Performing Arts Center
Rock N’ Folk N’ Chili Cook-Off Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa)
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