Tasha Ball of TashaDoesTulsa.com joins us every Friday with a list of things to do in Tulsa.
In the Center Ring
Free Tulsa. Free to enter, free to listen, free to enjoy - it's Free Tulsa 2011, and it's a music festival that will feature more than 150 bands in some of the hottest venues in downtown Tulsa's Blue Dome District today and tomorrow. Now, like I said, it's free to get in, but you need a wristband to get in, and you can get that at FreeTulsa2011.com. Get a complete guide to the festival in the latest issue of "http://www.thisland.com">This Land, available in several locations in Tulsa as well as the festival. Friday and Saturday in Tulsa's Blue Dome District.
Wild Brew. Like beer? How about food? Sure, we all do - if you like local bands, too, you can get all three plus the opportunity to raise money for a good cause this weekend at Expo Square with the annual Wild Brew. Tickets are still available, and they include food, beer and entertainment at the event. Saturday, the doors open at 5pm.
Slumber Party 3. Slumber Party at Circle Cinema is part cinema, part competition, part surprise…and 100 percent awesome. It’s an entire night – as in, literally, all night – of B-movies on a theme, and this year it’s five movies fueled by revenge, shown back to back. I got word while I was at last night's Tulsa+ event that there are just a hand full of tickets left, so you can still be part of what's become a favorite Tulsa tradition.
With things to do in Tulsa this weekend, I'm Tasha Ball with TashaDoesTulsa.com.
For the Kids
Waterslide Weekends. Kids can take the “Penguin Plunge” and learn how to “Otter Slide” on the two new waterslides at the Tulsa Zoo this weekend. Guests can enjoy these large, inflatable waterslides free with the price of admission every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through the month of August, starting this weekend. Kids, be sure to pack appropriate swimwear and adult supervision.
Shark Week. LET IT BEGIN. During the much beloved Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, the Oklahoma Aquarium offers special features related to the sharks they care for and show off there. A highlight this year is the third segment of Light, Bright, Bite!, a secret decoder hunt. Kids, starting Sunday, pick up your secret decoder map at the information desk, find the answers to fishy mysteries and win a gift card to Incredible Pizza. Look for more Shark Week activities at the Aquarium to come this week.
Tulsa Powwow. Get a variety of traditional Native American dancing, arts and crafts, music and food at the annual Tulsa Powwow. Get a complete schedule and ticket information here.
Home and Garden Expo of Oklahoma. With over 200 exhibitors, the Home & Garden Expo of Oklahoma will pack displays and info on home improvement, repairs, remodeling, gardening, lawn care, security, home furnishings and more. Look also for the All About Me Women’s Expo, featuring info and services and the latest fashions during several fashion shows. Through 8pm today. Free to attend.
Tickets and Music
Tickets on Sale: So You Think You Can Dance. The So You Think You Can Dance Tour is coming to the BOK Center Oct. 16 and this morning is your first chance at tickets.
Tickets on Sale: Reba. Country music superstar Reba is coming to the BOK Center Nov. 4 and this morning is your first chance at tickets.
In Concert: Rockin' Acoustin Circus. Tulsa’s own The Rockin’ Acoustic Circus is making a splash on the acoustic music scene and is quickly morphing from a regional favorite to a nationally recognized group. Friday, 7:30pm.
Noche Andaluza. Reflejos Flamencos, the family flamenco music and dance trio of Johnny Beard, Lexi Allen and Dylan Allen, returns with friends, bringing the passionate music and dance of southern Spain to the stage at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center tonight. Saturday, TPAC, 7pm.
Steve Goforth and Brass Quartet. Trumpet and flugelhorn player Steve Goforth leads a brass quartet that not only plays jazz, but also performs classical and popular tunes. Goforth has played trumpet with the Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra since 2001, and has been a professor of jazz studies at Oklahoma Baptist University and Oklahoma City University. See him on the stage at the Jazz Depot tonight. Sunday, Jazz Depot, 5pm.
Get full event details and even more ideas for your weekend entertainment at TashaDoesTulsa.com.