Extra Rare. The discovery of fire might have been overrated. Learn how to prepare foods without turning on a stove at Denise Madeja's Raw Food Class at Whole Foods Market, 1401 E. 41st St. Madeja teaches students how to include "more nutrient rich foods" in their diet by eating "raw and living foods." Presumably not for the carnivores out there.
Money Where Your Mouth Is. The Blue Dome District hosts the Southwest Shootout poetry contest this Friday. Hear some of the Southwest region's most talented poets compete against each other in this poetry slam starting between 9:30 and 10pm. These preliminary rounds, free to the public, will be held at Joe Mommma's Pizza, Back Alley Pizza, and The Banquet Hall. The winners from these rounds will go on to compete Saturday night at Tulsa Living Arts, 307 E. Brady St., for more than $1000 in cash prizes. The Shootout only happens once a year so you will not want to miss this high-energy performance.
True Colors. "Be healthy. Be happy. Be you. Be a color runner." That's the motto for Tatur Racing's crazy and colorful 5k, the Color Run, taking place Saturday at River West Festival Park. Registration is full but don't let that stop you from joining in on the fun! Sign up as a volunteer or enjoy the view from the sidelines as the runners make their way through the most colorful marathon you'll ever see. Hit the ground running -- or walking -- at 8:30am.
¡Muy Caliente! Make your way out to the Charles E. Norman Theater at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., for Pasion y Poesia. Flamenco performances set to Spanish poems accompanied by music from Flamenco trio Lexi Allen, Johnny Beard, Dylan Allen, and violinist James Ruggles set the stage for an afternoon of traditional Spanish performance. The show starts at 3pm.
Mic Check -- One, Two, One, Two. Feeling brave? Want to test out that new song you've been working on? Well, here's your chance: Monday is Open Mic Night at The Hunt Club Pub & Grub, 224 N. Main St. So, pack up that six-string and grab the sheet music as you make your way to The Hunt Club stage.
Twinkle Twinkle. Load up the family and head out to the River West Festival Ampetheater, 2100 S. Jackson Ave., for Americana Night, a night of music under the stars with the Starlight Band and special guest, the Tulsafest Band. The performance tarts at 8pm and is free to the public.
Yard Art. June 26 through July 8, Living Arts of Tulsa will be previewing the works of
Margaret Aycock in the West Wing of the gallery. The Oklahoma painter's works entitled "Oklahoma, the Place that I Call Home" will soon hang in the OKC Capitol Building in the Governor's Gallery. Varying from paintings from her own back yard to flat lands of the Tall Grass Prairie, this exhibit will dazzle all local art enthusiasts. The exhibit will hang during regular gallery hours as well as First Friday.
It's Not the Destination, It's the Journey. Tulsa Camerata presents A Midsummer Night's Musical Journey, partnering with Oklahoman's for Equality, as it premiers its first-ever Summerstage appearance. Join them for "a tour of musical styles ranging from romantic masterworks to contemporary classics at 7pm in the Robert LaFortune Cabaret Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St.
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