Festivals Unbound. Jump around town today and enjoy all the festivities that are flooding Tulsa. Greek Holiday, Tulsa's oldest ethnic festival, is serving up some food and fun at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1206 S. Guthrie, where you can pretend you're in the Mediterranean for a night and take in the sounds and smells. The Grecian games and gyros are available Thursday from 11am to 9pm and Friday and Saturday from 11am to 10pm. Admission is free before 4pm on Thursday and Friday. All other times $3 and children 12 and under are free. Now, don't forget to roll into the Rock n Rib Festival outside the BOK Center at 3rd & Frisco. This year's festival includes 14 live bands taking the ONEOK outdoor stage. Sauces from all over the country have dribbled in to tantalize taste buds and satisfy every sweet, spicy or fruity appetite that might wander through. Just in case that ol' whistle isn't wet yet, there is always the mechanical bull. Ribs will be served Thursday through Saturday from 11am to midnight and Sunday from 11am to 3pm. Admission is free before 5pm on Thursday and Friday and $3 at all other times. For more information, visit tulsagreekfestival.com and bokcenter.com.
Braveheart & Bagpipes. Its finally time to breakout that kilt again. That's right, the 31st annual Oklahoma Scottish Festival is taking place at the River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave. Melding Celtic tradition and rock and roll, such bands as Needfire and Jiggernaut are set to perform. If that doesn't tickle your fancy, there will also be clogging, old country sporting events, a Kid's Glen full of games and of course the pipes and drums. Now, if leprechauns and grown men alike are not yet persuaded to attend, there is also the famed single malt whisky tasting. The festival is $5 per person, and children 6 and under are free. For more information, visit oklahomascottishfestival.com.
Sweat Treats and Good Vibrations. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 770 W. Cherokee St. in Catoosa, hosts UTW's Urban Indulgence, a night full of delectable desserts, gourmet cuisine, fine spirits and thousands in prizes and giveaways.
While this night is sure to entice and entertain even the dullest of individuals, the real treat is for charity. All of the proceeds for this evening will benefit Tulsa Advocates for the Protection of Children and the American Diabetes Associates. Satisfy your appetite with a spread of more than 40 desserts and over 100 beers, wines and spirits. Special guests include Kerry Vincent from the Food Network. Tickets are only $25 per person and the indulgence will go on from 7pm to 10pm. For more information, visit urbantulsa.com
Aged Treasures. For all the young readers in the audience, old does not necessarily mean out. It's time to take great-grandma's hand painted rooster that she got in the old country off of the shelf. The Vintage Tulsa Show, Antique and Collectibles Sale is coming to town and will be at the Spiritbank Event Center, 10441 S. Regal Blvd., Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sunday from 11am to 5pm. The event will include a wide selection of vendors, an appraisal fair and more than likely several (for the youngsters) unidentifiable items. Tickets are $5 per person and children 12 and under are free. For more information, visit vintageshowtulsa.com.
Brewing Life. Finally there is a great (and legitiment) reason to polish off that six pack. Head out to the nearest participating store or bar and drink a few Miller High Life beers for our troops. MillerCoors is donating ten cents for every cap or tab returned from a Miller High Life or High Life Light. The funds will go toward Bottle Caps for Military Vets and will provide America's returning veterans with high life experiences such as sporting events, concerts, outdoor activities and more. This amazing excuse to drink more will only be good through Sept. 30. Participating bars and convenience stores can be found at millerhighlife.com.
Hurry Fast. Ride the time machine with Rush as the provocative and historic band takes the stage at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver. The Time Machine Tour is set to board at 7pm and the warp through time and space will begin at 8pm. Rush is currently working on their 20th studio album and is sure to light up the stage with a few classics and some much anticipated new tunes. For the first time ever, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart will feature the Moving Pictures album live in its entirety. Don't miss this exciting ride through time. First class tickets are $97, coach tickets $49.50 and for $77, the cargo bay is also available. For more information, visit bokcenter.com.
Laughing Latin. Setting the microphone aflame at The Loony Bin, 6808 S. Memorial Drive, Alex Reymundo unleashes his Latin-inspired comedy tour, Red-Nexican. Best known as one of the Original Latin Kings of Comedy filmed for Showtime, Alex is sure to light your fire with his successful marriage secrets, stories of why you should keep a safe distance from his dog and his version of parenting. Find Alex and audiences rolling Wednesday through Saturday. Shows begin at 8 pm. Encore performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday at 10:30 pm. Tickets are $6 for Wednesday and Thursday performances and $10 for Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit loonybincomedy.com.
Killing the Pain.
After two years of slammin' shows and amazing headliners, the BOK Center, 220 Denver Ave., hosts Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers for its second anniversary. The Mojo Tour is sure to be more than just Good Enough and promises to take audiences through the eras with a rock and roll icon. Opening for Tom Petty is the captivating and southern inspired rock band, ZZ Top. If you'd like to run down a dream with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, ticket prices are $39.75, $59.75, $79.75 or $119.75. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show begins at 7:30pm. For more information, visit bokcenter.com.
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