Lend an Ear. Catch up on the latest news from City Hall. Pull up a chair at the Tulsa Convention Center, 100 Civic Center, as Mayor Dewey Bartlett drives through the construction status, deposits a financial report and dreams of the future plans in the works for T-Town. In an effort to keep Tulsans fully informed, the Mayor's State of the City address begins at 12pm. Visit tulsachamber.com for more information.
Gone In A Flash. Do a little skirt chasing at Oklahoma's Scottish Festival, Sep.16-17. Chasing Skirts, a 5K charity run, is a fun time for all as the woman get a three minute head start and the men get to, literally, chase the skirts! After the run, re-energize during the whiskey tasting and get carried away with a presentation by Robert Sickler who would love to help you get the most out of your whiskey. Dancing and drums provided by over 30 clans from around the world will join in the festivities, located at the River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave. Go to tulsascottishgames.org for more details.
Pink Power. Take up the colors of hope and healing at this year's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Fight the good fight at ONEOK Field, 201 N. Elgin Ave., from 8-11:30am. There is a pace and a race for everyone, starting with the timed 5K run, followed by the untimed 5K. If you're feeling like a slower scenic route may be more your pace enjoy a scenic run/walk through downtown with the 1 mile fun run. All proceeds are used for breast cancer research, education and advocacy. Register or donate at komentulsa.org. See you at the finish line!
¡Ay-Ay-Ay! Grab your sombrero and bring the whole family out for music, art, contests, and authentic Hispanic cuisine at the Hispanic Fest, Sept. 16-18. Let the kids soap up while they check out Pop! The Art and Science of Bubbles exhibit provided by the Tulsa Children's Museum. Don't forget the pooch, man's best friend is even celebrating at the festivals pet costume contest. Be sure to bring your very best battle cry of independence on Sept. 16 for the best "Grito" contest. This year the celebration will be held at the Chapman Centennial Green at 6th and Boston. For more information go to tulsahispanicchamber.com.
Posh Princess. Bring your boa, tiara, foe pearls and diamond rings to the Fancy Nancy Tea Party at the Owasso Library, 103 W. Broadway St., from 3:30-4:15pm. Girls ages 5-10 can strut their stuff and show off a little tea party etiquette. Read how Fancy Nancy makes her family sparkle with ornaments, top hats and eccentric scarves. Call 918-549-7624 to register, and find all the fancy fun details at tulsalibrary.org.
Dive and Drink. Swim on into the newly remodeled Fishbonz, 6214 S. Sheridan Rd., to enjoy two-for-one Tuesdays and suck down two-for-one domestics. Check out the new digs at one of Tulsa's splashiest bars while enjoying cocktails, shooting some nine-ball and hanging with the gang. Be serenaded by Zero Crossing Acoustic. Visit facebook.com/fishbonztulsa for more information.
Let There Be Light. Pop into Joseph Gierek Fine Arts, 1512 E. 15th St., to catch some rays of the solo exhibition, Fiat Lux. The new paintings by Tulsa artist James Andrew Smith will only be on display through Oct. 15, so don't hesitate too long. Stroll through the Cherry St. gallery to catch Smith's shining example of Tulsa talent at the opening reception on Sept. 15. Visit gierek.com for more details.
Take a Leak. Laugh till you wet your pants while watching Urinetown, a hilarious tale of corruption and greed. Conserve the town's water by hopping in line to use the pay-per-use, corporate-owned amenities and watch the toilet paper fly as the citizens have to put up with the corrupt Caldwell B. Caldwell. Catch it between Sep. 16--24 at Liddy Doenges Theatre in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 East 2nd St. Visit tulsapac.com for more information.
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