POSTED ON AUGUST 3, 2011:
Living Legends. Grab your polished boots and ten gallon hats and get ready to giddy on up to the Creek County Fairgrounds, 17808 W. Hwy 66, Kellyville, for The Wild Horse and Burro Adoption. Wild horses and burros are renowned for their strength, endurance and intelligence -- compare wit with these magnificent animals and take one home for the kiddo's to keep Aug. 4-6. Visit blm.gov/nm for more information.
Renewed. Take a stroll by the TAC Gallery, 9 E. Brady St., to check out Touching Transcendence: Ubiquity and the Sphere or mosey on down to Living Arts, 307 E. Brady St., and check out Oh, Tulsa! Beat the heat the right way and stop in for a cocktail and browse through the beautiful artwork at Club 209, 209 N. Boulder Ave., and several other galleries in the First Friday Art Crawl -- the perfect night for the art lover in all of us.
Down and Dirty. Frolic through the mud with the entire family. Run, walk, jog or jump your way through the countless mud pits, and slip and slides. Throw on your best team costume or just your workin' gear as you splat and splash mud all the way to the finish line in TATUR's 2011 Mud Run & Tatur Tots Kids Mud Run benefiting the Tulsa Firefighters Burn Camp at the Mud Bowl, 12000 E. 31st St. across the street from Green Country Events Center. Brave the heat at 11am. Visit tatur.org/ MudRun for more information.
Meaning in Motion. Tie up those pointe shoes and break in your paws as you sashay away at Holland Hall, alter Arts Center, 5666 E. 81st St., August 5 11am-9:30pm, August 6 8am-6:45pm and August 7 8:30am-4pm for the Exchange 2011 Dance Choreography Festival. Whether you pop, lock and drop it or juke and jive, there is something for you. Visit exchangefestival.org for more information.
Happy Ending. The beginning of the week is always a drag, but it doesn't have to be. Fly solo or bring an entourage to BruHouse Bar & Grill, 3421 S. Peoria Ave., for their locally famous blackened chicken or your choice of brew. The little ones can come too until adult drinking time starts after dark. This stick to your ribs menu will crack a smile to any face especially if they crack one open. Visit facebook.com/BruHouseBarAndGrill for more information.
Sugary Staple. Grab the guitar or maybe just your song book. Bring down your poems or even your jokes to the 12 year running open mic night at Gypsy Coffee House and Cyber Cafe?, 303 N. Cincinnati Ave., 7pm. Say or do whatever you like as long as it is all original. No covers no exceptions. If being on stage isn't your thing come enjoy a plethora of loose leaf teas, gourmet coffees and some deli foods. Pull up some cushion with a nice book or duel out over a game of chess. Visit myspace.com/GypsyCoffeHouse for more information.
Crisp and Fresh. Get up and at 'em and head to the Brookside Farmers Market Wednesday's from 8am-Noon for some of the best local and organic produce, plants, herbs, baked goods, eggs, cheeses, meats, garden crafts, music and fun! Too good to be true? Nah, some of the healthiest and tastiest things are right in our backyard. So put on your sunhat and get out before noon to enjoy one of the best weekday farmer's markets around. Northeast corner of the Food Pyramid Parking Lot at 41st and Peoria Ave. Visit cherrystreetfarmersmarket.com for more information.
Grumpy Greenery. Pack up the kiddos, jump in the car and head out east for a delightfully scary adventure. See Little Shop of Horrors -- the rock musical about a nerdy florist who raises a plant that grows into an ill- tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B singing carnivore with a demand to be fed. Muskogee Little Theater, 325 Cincinnati St. in Muskogee -- be there or be square August 5-7 and 11-13 at 8pm. Visit muskogeelittletheater.com for more information.
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