POSTED ON DECEMBER 28, 2011:
It's On. Help Mario steer his unruly car as he races against Luigi and Princess in Mario Kart. Teen Time kicks off at Helmerich Library, 5131 E. 91st St., at 2pm. Get a crew together and spend the afternoon learning new crafts or fighting the good fight in a Xbox battle. Have a few snacks and make new friends at this teen-exclusive get-together. Visit tulsalibrary.org for more information.
Freaky Friday. Step into an alternate universe as Janet Weiss and Brad Majors are forced to explore the perplexing and bizarre home of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Do the "Time Warp" and dress the part at Circle Cinema's annual screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Dec. 30-31 at 10pm and 12pm. Swing by 12 S. Lewis Ave. for a frightening night of fun. Visit circlecinema.com for more information.
3, 2, 1. The time has come to celebrate another year passing and new adventures on the horizon. Be sure to hit a few events around T-Town for this year's New Year's Eve celebration. Swing by the Blue Dome District for The Party in Times Square-style or see a human ball drop at the Heroes & Villains Ball at Blue Dome Diner, 313 E. 2nd St. Check out a round-up of events on Page 46.
Dive In. Get your blood pumping at this year's Polar Bear Plunge. Have a fun and invigorating time with the whole family. Take a solo dive dressed as a penguin -- or whatever your heart desires -- at 2pm; or team up with two fellow bears to take the plunge. "Jog the Dogs Fun Run" is available for all brave four-legged friends. The fun takes place at the River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave. Visit tatur.org/polarplunge for more information.
After You Go Bear, Go Beer! Stretch out those legs and beer bellies so you can join in the Fleet Feet Pint Night Run/Walk. Inspired by McNellie's Pub Run, Fleet Feet introduces a new weekly event to be held every Monday 6-8pm at Fleet Feet Sports' Blue Dome store at 418 E. 2nd St. Fleet Feet leaders will guide participants through a two- to four-mile course through downtown. After the run, joiners are encouraged to continue the fellowship over an adult beverage at a local pub or bar. For more information visit fleetfeettulsa.com or call 918-492-3338.
After Dinner Drinks. Tucked away, nearly hidden in plain sight on Cherry Street, sits the perfect bar for the Holiday season -- Drake's Tavern, 1546 E. 15th St. Here patrons can grab a stout drink in a very quaint, cozy space. Stop in and sip on one of your favorite beers or mixed drinks from their full bar, while taking in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Yee-Haw. Bring your mini cowboys and cowgirls down to the Claremore Expo Center, 400 Veterans Pkwy, for the Winter Blast 5D Barrel Series. This horse riding extravaganza starts at 5:30pm and the wild ride doesn't end until 11pm. Ride with Youth 3D at 8pm or take advantage of the open arena at 7:30pm. Visit visitclaremore.com or call 918-729-6635 for more information.
Go Soaring . Come cheer for the Golden Eagles as Oral Roberts University tips-off against the North Dakota State Bison. Gather the crew and head down to the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave, for a fast-paced night of hoops. Led by Dominique Morrison, the Golden Eagles are off to a fighting season. Load up on hot dogs and nachos for a sky vs. land showdown at 7:05pm. Visit orugoldeneagles.com for more information.
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