POSTED ON AUGUST 25, 2010:
Treats and Delights. Everyone deserves a little self-indulgence to lift their spirits every now and then, and what better way to do it than with delicious food and drinks and enjoyable company? Tickets go on sale today for Urban Tulsa Weekly’s Fifth Annual Urban Indulgence, and considering more than 1,000 people attended last year, you’ll want to grab one fast. The festival takes place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 777 W. Cherokee St., in Catoosa Sept. 18. Tickets are $25 per person, and proceeds benefit Tulsa Advocates for the Protection of Children and The American Diabetes Association. For more information, ask for Kelly or Nancy when you call Urban Tulsa Weekly at (918)592-5550.
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Pearl in the Rough. As the summer heat winds down, so do our community farmers markets. The Pearl Farmers Market wraps up Sept. 30, so make sure you check out its plethora of offerings. From chilies and tomatoes to berries and bread, more than 25 vendors are available every Thursday to fill your every whim and need. Plus, you can enjoy the tunes of local musicians, while participating in the Buy Fresh, Buy Local movement in Oklahoma, while. The Pearl Farmers Market is held at Centennial Park at 6th St. and Peoria on Thursdays, from 4 to 7pm. For more information, visit pearlfarmersmarket.org.
Faithful Women. Make room for time with your favorite gal pals, faith and fun at Women of Faith conference. The weekend kicks off at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave., 10am to 3:30pm and 7 to 10pm Friday and 9am to 5pm Saturday and will have several guest speakers, including best-selling author and TV personality Sheila Walsh as well as season six winner of The Biggest Loser Michelle Aguilar. Musical guests Natalie Grant and Mary Mary will also hit a high-note at this event. Tickets are $99 per person, or $89 per person for groups of 10 or more. To register online, check out womenoffaith.com.
Rumble on the River. Yes, it is possible to float a cardboard boat down the river, and you'll have the perfect opportunity to try it during the Third Annual River Rumba Regatta at Three Forks Harbor, 4901 Harold Scoggins Drive, in Muskogee. Compete for prizes and bragging rights with as many friends, family members or co-workers as you can stuff in your boat without sinking it in one of five racing categories. Registration is $50 per boat, and lasts from 9am till the race begins at 10am. Proceeds benefit Muskogee Exchange Club Charities and the Muskogee Youth Volunteer Corps. Cardboard is provided. For racing rules, boat-building tips and more information, visit exchangeclubmuskogee.org.
On Your Tippy Toes. A trip over to Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis Ave., is sure to keep you on your toes as the OK Dance Film Festival returns to Tulsa. The series of dance documentaries and short films includes Dancing Across Borders starting at 1pm, which is the story of a Cambodian boy whose dancing abilities land him in front of audiences in the U.S. Start the weekend in motion with the public screening of One Step at a Time Friday at 6:30pm. This film about T-Town's own Tulsa Ballet was shot and edited by Jenks High School students and has already been shared at the 2010 Dance on Camera Festival in New York City. Visit circlecinema.com for more information.
Spice Up Your Life. Need to unwind from your manic Monday? Then join in on some good seafood, great company and even better drink specials at Crawpappy's, 3344 E. 51st St. Take a mini-vacation to this Louisiana-style restaurant and enjoy Cajun cuisine with dishes of crawfish, shrimp and oysters. Grab some gumbo and get ready to grin as this neighborhood bar's welcoming atmosphere makes you feel right at home. Wash it all down with one of Crawpappy's reasonably priced beers or mixed-drinks, and you might just be on your way to salvaging the rest of your work week.
Nothing Lasts Forever. As the end of the month approaches, so does the last days of Philbrook Museum's, 2727 S. Rockford, To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures exhibit. Throughout the rooms of this exhibit, visitors learn about the ancient burial rituals of the high and lower classes as well as all of the preparations for them. Check out vessels, jewelry and other objects used during those ancient times. The exhibit continues through Sept. 12. General admission is $7.50. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm and Thursday evenings until 8pm. Visit philbrook.org for more information.
Treats and Delights. Everyone deserves a little self-indulgence to lift their spirits every now and then, and what better way to do it than with delicious food and drinks and enjoyable company? Tickets go on sale today for Urban Tulsa Weekly's Fifth Annual Urban Indulgence, and considering more than 1,000 people attended last year, you'll want to grab one fast. The festival takes place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 777 W. Cherokee St., in Catoosa Sept. 18. Tickets are $25 per person, and proceeds benefit Tulsa Advocates for the Protection of Children and The American Diabetes Association. For more information, ask for Kelly or Nancy when you call Urban Tulsa Weekly at (918)592-5550.
Happiest Girl in USA. Texas-born country star Tanya Tucker knew she wanted to sing since she traveled to Nashville to see the Grand Ole Opry for the first time in 1967 when she was nine years old. Fortunately for her and fans of her music, Tanya's dreams came true. Now, numerous hit songs later, she's performing at the River Spirit Event Center, 1616 E. 81st St. Doors open at 7pm, and the show begins at 8pm. You must be at least 21 years of age to attend. To buy tickets and find out more about the show, visit tickets.riverspirittulsa.com.
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