Opa! Fall means a lot of things, but probably the tastiest is that it's Greek Festival time again. Traditional foods and drinks will be in abundance, including baklava. And what else could Leonidas and the 300 have been fighting for if not for the preservation of baklava? Add in traditional Greek dancing, and you'll forget you're in Oklahoma. Admission is $3 for everyone over the age of 12, but adroit web surfers can find a free admission coupon online. Thursday-Saturday at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.
Legit Enough To Leave Work Early. With over 30 hot air balloons descending from across the nation, Claremore will fill its skies with the Gatesway Balloon Festival, which runs through Saturday at Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs. The balloon glow is definitely something you don't want to miss, and you can even book a ride on one of the skyfaring vessels. Bring a blanket, because you'll be looking skyward for long periods of time.
In Defense of Freedom. Arguing for freedom of (or freedom from) religion for those in the armed forces, Mikey Weinstein speaks at All Souls Unitarian Church at 2pm. As the wall between church and state crumbles, Weinstein hears from Christians in the military who aren't "Christian enough." He has lately become the target of the Family Research Council, an extreme right-wing evangelical group.
Burn, Baby, Burn. Get up close and feel the excitement in the air as flames spin all around. The Tulsa Fire Flow Circus combines fun with fire, as artists put life and limb on the line to give you pure, adrenaline-pumping entertainment at The Yeti downtown.
Your "Ah Ha" Moment. Through September 27, The Tulsa Artists' Coalition exhibits its 25th Annual Members' Show at the Arts and Humanities Council's AHHA. Local artists have provided a wide variety of media for this fascinating show. Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 1-6pm, Thursday from 1-9pm, Sunday from 1-5pm.
Laugh It Up, Fuzzball. Anyone over the age of 18 is invited to join Julie Tattershall as she helps individuals break free of their insecurities with Laughing Matter Improv. Classes are held every Tuesday night through to December 17. Think you're funny? Here's how you find out for real. Then again, a wise man once said, "Don't ask questions you don't want the answers to." The fun starts at 6pm at the Henthorne Performing Arts Center.
Pretty Voice From A Pretty Lady. Stop in to the Full Moon on Cherry Street, where Annie Ellicott, Shelby Eicher, and Mark Bruner serve up some nice jazz starting at 7pm. While you're cozy in your seat or nestled at the bar, grab a drink and enjoy a stellar voice backed by two of Tulsa's most virtuosic players. There's a reason these people play lots of gigs around town -- they're pretty freaking good at what they do. Hear for yourself.
Buckle Up. Fire Station 2 provides cautious parents with the Bixby Car Seat Check, where you can have your car seat inspected or installed by professionals from 2-4 att 8300 E. 121st St. The "Baby On Board" sticker just isn't enough, so moms and dads should take advantage of this free service to ensure safe babies.
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