POSTED ON OCTOBER 12, 2011:
Streets of Gold. Catch the show stopping performance of The Wizard of Oz as the Clark Youth's first production of the season. Have a singing good time while hearing Dorothy and the rest of the cast belt it out at the Henthorne PAC at 4825 S. Quaker Ave. Bask in nostalgia with all your favorite characters while seeing the surprises this adaptation has in store. For ticket prices and show times call 918-746-5065 or visit cityoftulsa.org/henthornepac.
High School Drama. See the Broadway musical 13 as it makes its debut in Tulsa. Performances will be held at VanTrease PACE, 10800 E. 81st St. See talented teens from the Tulsa area act out this laugh-out-loud comedy which is sure to have the audience in stitches. Reminisce about your personal tragedies and triumphs from a lifetime long past -- Junior High. For tickets and show times call 918-595-7777.
Pep in Pup's Step. Bring your four legged friends to the eleventh year of Paws in the Park. This family- friendly event benefits the Humane Society of Tulsa and all of their creatures. Wag your tails through pet-friendly booths, pet fall photo sessions and paint sessions with your dogs. Participants are encouraged to have their friends and families sponsor their walk and donate to the Tulsa Humane Society. The lucky dog who has the most pledges will be crowned 2012 "Alpha Dog". Get your pledge page at firstgiving.com/tulsapets. For more information on this event call 918-495-DOGS or visit tulsapets.com.
Figaro, Figaro. Love is in the air -- at least it is in Seville, anyway. One of the funniest shows around, The Barber of Seville, is being performed at the Tulsa Opera, 1610 S. Boulder Ave. Watch everyone's favorite barber help woo the beautiful Rosina in the hilarious comedic opera. For show times and ticket prices visit tulsaopera.com.
Beats and Bass. Feel the music on Tulsa's Main Street as up and coming artist Chip Tha Ripper performs at Tulsa's Historic Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St. Get blown away as Tha Ripper performs his newest release "The Cleveland Show". Doors open at 7pm. For more information on this show visit chiptharipper.com.
Masters of the Brush. Join Rubens, Rembrandt, Gainsborough and many other master artists at Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Rd., for an amazing look at over seventy paintings. Magnificent Vision is an exhibition of two centuries of European masterworks from the Speed Art Museum. The exhibit is on display through Jan. 8, 2012. See more on this spectacular event at philbrook.org.
Williamsburg Native. Jolt down to Tulsa's equality center and witness new works by one of Tulsa's most inspiring artists. The October Oklahomans for Equality showcase and exhibit at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, 621 E. 4th St., spotlight works by Jill Leslye. You may have seen this Tulsa transplant around town with her head buried in her easel. This remarkable artist paints what she sees, having been in Tulsa for some time now, several of her works contain many beloved iconic Tulsa views. Her rich colors and almost painful attention to detail are awe-inspiring. Bear witness to her work through Oct. 31. For more details about this showcase visit okeq.org.
Beer and Bratwurst . Stop by the kiosk, grab yourself some tickets, and join in at the River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave., for Tulsa's 2011 Oktoberfest. When the temperature starts to drop, Tulsans know what it means. Yes, it is that time of the year again -- time for a beer guzzling, chicken dancing German good time. Come hear live music, from traditional German classics, to local bands. Enjoy contests and art while sampling one of the numerous kinds of beers and food the festival has to offer Oct. 20-23. For more details visit tulsaoktoberfest.org
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