COURTESY OF YVETTE ROJO
Live. Free. And Rock Hard. Shake it down to IDL Ballroom for NewVo, Urban Tulsa Weekly's own new music showcase. Great music from great up-and-comers in town, and something cool always happens at this thing. If you miss it, your friends will totally make fun of you. Doors at 6:30pm, music starts at 7:30.
COURTESY OF THE BOK EVENT CENTER
Exciting sport-tacular entertainment can be had at the FIVB World League Men's Volleyball match pitting Team USA against those pesky Frogs, who -- you never know -- might just surrender before it even starts. Winner qualifies to play in a $1 million finals match. Tonight and tomorrow at 6pm at the Tulsa Convention Center.
COURTESY OF BUBBLE BOUTIQUE
Just Add Wheels. Bubble Boutique and Gifts shows off hip artwork in Art Deck*o, wherein more than 25 local artists use skateboard decks (that's the part of the skateboard you stand on, old man) as their canvasses. Decks will be for sale, and there's live music, face painting, and food trucks. Of course there are food trucks. That's Tulsa, it would seem. 5-8pm.
COURTESY OF TEH OKLAHOMA EQUALITY CENTER
It Ain't Over Yet. Tulsa's annual Pride celebration may be in the books, but MOREcolor runs this week in its wake at the Oklahoma Equality Center. The juried art competition starts Thursday, June 13 and runs through tonight. Expect visual and performance art and a surprise or two. Hey, last year had a flash mob. Then again, flash mobs are so last year.
Give A Little Bit. We've all been pitching in to help tornado victims, but there's a kid in Afton who need help, too. Ryker Mullinax is 17 months old and has already suffered through four surgeries and 100 blood transfusions. The OBI Blood Drive hopes to draw donors to give blood to help offset this little boy's need. At the Tulsey Ball room at the Holiday Inn, 10020 E. 81st St from 11am to 2pm.
COURTESY OF STARLIGHT CONCERTS
Night Music at Night. Tonight. Head to Tulsa's River West Festival Park for the Starlight Concert Band's A Little Night Music. For 66 years, the Starlight series has been a Tulsa tradition, and hey, as cool as it's been so far this summer, you might actually go to the concert and not burst into flames. The music starts at 8pm. Don't like concert band music? There are Starlight shows throughout the summer. You'll find something you like. Unless you're looking for some Marilyn Manson. But is anybody anymore?
COURTESY OF THE DIAMOND V RANCH
On Spirit! On Trigger! On Flicka! On Silver! The Pinto Horse Association of America is in town this month for the Pinto World Championship, June 10-22. In addition to riding competitions, there are also exhibitors and classes for youth and amateur riders. At Expo Square.
It's Probably Not Old Yeller. Bring your car, a lawn chair, your family, and your pet to the Admiral Twin Drive-In for Paws and Pictures Drive-In Movie Night, benefitting the Tulsa SPCA. Gates open at 7pm, and there will be games, music, and fun before the flick starts at 9pm.
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