Extra Rare. If you enjoy tying your leg to someone else's leg (for three-legged races or otherwise), you may want to go to Bixby this week for the Green Corn Festival, modeled after an old-fashioned family picnic. Carnival rides, games, live music, arts & crafts, food and traditional outdoor contests will fill three family-friendly days at and around Charley Young Park, 50 W. Dawes Ave., Bixby.
Ay Ay Ay Salsa! In the privacy of your own homes, many of you have taken up the practice of dancing to salsa music while eating salsa while also being dressed as a Chihuahua. Few have had the courage to admit, openly, that they engage in such activities. But you are not alone! At Elote's Salsa Fest not only will you be able to shimmy and sample fresh salsa, but you will also have an opportunity to win a Chihuahua costume contest and a race -- all while benefitting Sustainable Tulsa. Many activites for all ages. 5 to 10pm at H.A. Chapman Centennial Green Park, 6th and Boston.
13,000 Gun Salute. Whether you pack your heat concealed or open, you can't help but be impressed by the collection at the J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum in Claremore. Celebrate a 125th birthday party for the founder at the museum, 330 N. J. M. Davis Blvd., Claremore. Aside from having the largest private gun collection in the world, the museum is also home to historic Native American Artifacts, saddles, spurs, knives, local ranch brands, World War I posters and assorted military weapons.
They're Off. Place your bets! If you're feelin' lucky Sunday afternoon, head on out to the Fair Meadows Racing Track, 4145 East 21st Street, and make a bet on your favorite horse to win. A perfect way to wrap up your weekend, race time is set to start at 4pm.
Starmaker. Check out the Tulsa Historical Societies' exhibit Starmaker: Jim Halsey & the Legends of Country Music, dedicated to the Oklahoman, showing through July 31. On display will be memorabilia highlighting events in Halsey's career including gold and platinum albums and a collection of autographed guitars. Tulsa Historical Society is located at 2445 S. Peoria Ave.
Quarter-life Crisis. If puppet nudity is your idea of a good time, be sure to get tickets to Avenue Q. Watch as recent college graduate, Princeton struggles to find himself and the purpose of life in this laugh-out-loud musical, presented by LOOK Musical Theater at the John H. Williams Theater (PAC), 110 E. 2nd St. While the play is performed by puppets, this time it's best to leave the kiddos at home. Reserve your seats by going online to tulsapac.com.
Land of the Free. T-Town's highly anticipated Fourth of July festival is back. FreedomFest will take place all day long at various River Parks locations. Come early to enjoy a kid's zone with inflatables, face painting and snacks, and drift into an afternoon picnic on the lawns accompanied by live music and a bicycle race. And there are fireworks too.
Mood Swing. Dance to the hypnotic beats of DJ Moody Thursday night at the Vanguard, 222 N. Main St. DJ Night at the Vanguard is the place to go for some hot turntable action. This free show is open to beat freaks 21 and up. Doors open at 7pm.
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