POSTED ON MAY 23, 2012:
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Be Square. Make sure you don't miss the kickoff of the Summer's Fifth Night Concert Series at Utica Square, 1709 Utica Sq. Enjoy an evening with performances by Light Opera Oklahoma, bring a picnic or dine at one of the many restaraunts to choose from. Attendees will also be entered to win gift certificates from Utica Square shops. Concert begins at 7pm. Visit uticasquare.com for more info.
Funky Town. Shine your dancing shoes and spend your Friday night supporting a good cause at "Tulsa We Funk," an event benefitting the Greenwood Cultural Center, whose funding was recently cut. Enjoy evening musical performances by Billy Bruner, Frankie Cole, Tammy Hamilton and more. The event starts at 7pm at the Greenwood Cultural Center, 322 N. Greenwood Ave. and is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 918-596-1020 for more info.
Never Forget. Remember and honor those who have served and are currently serving our country at Floral Haven Cemetery, 6500 S. 129th St. Broken Arrow, for their Memorial Day Weekend Observance Program and the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Avenue of Flags. Inspirational speaker Richard Hight will give the welcome speech and the morning is sure to be one of love and remembrance. The program starts at 10am and is open to everyone. Visit floralhaven.com for more info.
Yee-Haw. The 66th Will Rogers Stampede will be wranglin' and ramblin' all Memorial Day Weekend at the Will Rogers Stampede Round Up Club, E. Blue Starr Dr. Claremore. Enjoy steer wrestling, barrel racing, mutton bustin' for children and more. Admission is free May 24 and festivities begin at 9am. For the remaining days, rodeo performances will begin at 7:30pm. Visit willrogersstampede for more info.
Rough It. Don't spend your weekend at home. Grab a group of friends and camp out at the Backwoods Bash Music & Camping Festival. Celebrating its 5th anniversary, the festival boasts a lineup that won't disappoint, with performances by The Werks, Splitlip Rayfield and more. The event will be held at Keystone Lake, 1 Lake Dr., Prue, from May 25-28 and tickets are $30 in advance. Visit backwoodsbash.com for more info.
Free Jazz. Experience an evening of smooth jazz under starry skies in the courtyard at Jazz on the Plazz at Plaza del Sol, 101st and Mingo St. Seat yourself in the spacious courtyard or dine outside one of the many restaurants to hear 4Going Gravity from 7-9pm. Visit plazadelsoloftulsa.com for more info.
Book Worm. Feeling bookish? Join Author Denver Nicks for a discussion of his latest book PRIVATE: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History, at the Harwelden Mansion, 2210 S. Main St. at 7pm. Visit booksmarttulsa.com for more info.
Play Ball. Join the Drillers at ONEOK Field, 201 N. Elgin Ave. for their 6th Annual Homerun for the Homeless benefit. Local TV, radio and print personalities will be pitted against each other in a good ol' nine inning softball tournament with proceeds going to Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless. Admission is $5 for adults and children under 12 get in free. Visit homerunfor thehomeless.org for more info.
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