POSTED ON AUGUST 21, 2013:
COURTESY JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS
Big Bargains. Anyone with kids knows it's tough to clothe everyone right before school starts. Not to worry, though, as Just Between Friends is here to save the day with new and gently used clothing and accessories for kids up through high school. Take some cash and a big basket so you can tote your haul. Because it will be a big one. From 9am-7pm at Expo Square, through Aug. 24.
Get together with like-minded people and work on your scrapbooks -- either looking at each other's work and gleaning ideas or buying materials -- at this weekend's CK Scrapbooking Convention at the Tulsa Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center. There are several different classes, all of which can be registered and paid for online at ckscrapbookevents.com, and costs (and time commitment) vary widely. And don't forget to use nouns as verbs!
COURTESY OKLAHOMA CHAMPION STEAK COOK-OFF
Knock Off the Horns, Wipe Its Butt, Put It On the Plate. The largest steak dinner in Oklahoma hits downtown, benefitting "Our Garden Project." The Oklahoma Championship Steak Cook-Off pits competitive cooking teams against each other all day and into the night around 6th and Boston. The actual dinner starts at 5:30pm, but there's a car and motorcycle show, as well as the Grillin' with Kids competition, which can't possibly go wrong. While one of the 50ish teams will get declared a winner, the real winners are the 3,000 or so people expected at the event, who get to eat a boatload of red meat. 'Merica!
As Long As It Doesn't Make The Conjuring Happen At My House. Get your aura read, figure out which one on your hand is the lifeline, learn about past lives, and do other spirit-y stuff at the Tulsa Spirit Fair Saturday and Sunday at the Wyndham Hotel. In addition to readers and spirit guides, there will also be vendors, because no matter what color your aura is, people still need to make money. Open from noon to 7pm Saturday and noon to 6pm today, the fair's admission is $6. But you probably already knew that.
Last Chance To Not Have Any Idea Who's Winning Or What Inning It Is. The final regular-season home game opens at ONEOK field tonight at 7:05pm as the Tulsa Drillers face the Springfield Cardinals. Will they win? Who knows? But if you haven't experienced it yet, you need to see that freaking beautiful ball park. And maybe you could catch a foul ball.
C C O O U U R R T T E E S S Y Y R R A AY Y S S M M I I T T H H
Musical Tribute. Oklahoma songwriter and playwright Becky Hobbs has penned a musical about her great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, a woman honored by the Cherokee people first as a war woman, then a peacemaker. Nanyehi: Beloved Woman of the Cherokee plays the first of three shows tonight in Tahlequah at NSU's Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are free, but should be reserved at 918-458-2075.
Zed's Dead, Baby. Nobody plays with time like Tarantino. And while Pulp Fiction wasn't his first film, and it's not his best, it was his first breakout hit, and damn, it's awesome. Travolta's career was resurrected, Jackson owned every scene, and the world learned about the Royale with cheese. At the Cinemark IMAX Theater at 2pm and 7pm. Relive the late-20th century.
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Yet Another Reminder. It's mild summers like this one that make you sad when you think about it being over, but alas, it is. As the season winds down, Utica Square's Summer's Fifth Night winds down along with it. The final concert in this year's series features saxman Grady Nichols. The music starts at 7pm and is free, like it's been all summer.
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