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Posted: 5:51 a.m. Friday, April 27, 2012

Concerts, festivals, and comedy top the weekend to do list

(photo) Tasha Ball
(photo) Tasha Ball

By Rick Couri and Tasha Ball

Tasha Ball with Do What at This Land Press joins us each Friday with the list of the best things to do in Tulsa this weekend.

Film & Other Fun
Midnight Movie: They Live. Circle Cinema brings the 1988 cult classic/science fiction/horror film They Live to the screen for its monthly Midnight Movie event, where pillows and pajama pants are always welcome. Friday and Saturday.
Larry the Cable Guy. The redneck king of all comedians comes to Tulsa this weekend to git 'er done at a one-night-only pair of shows. Saturday, 4 and 8 p.m., The Joint at Hard Rock Casino.
Turkish Festival. Who knows, you might just discover your new favorite food this weekend—head to this festival featuring the cuisine of Turkey and do some exploring. Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Raindrop Turkish House in Broken Arrow.
Tulsa Designer Showcase. A troupe of 27 designers has been unleashed on the historic McGuire-Hood House in Tulsa's Maple Ridge neighborhood, and you can get a peek starting tonight at 1132 E. 18th Street.

Fun For the Fam
LEGO Blitz Build. How are you with a box of LEGOS? If you like your chances, this weekend you can join a team to compete for prizes while helping Habitat's Youth United group, which is working now to raise funds for a home for a local family. Even if you don't know a LEGO from a Lincoln Log, show up to cheer on the competitors and watch the fun. Friday starting at 6 p.m., ONEOK Field.
Zorro. With a flurry of his cape, Zorro takes the stage at the John H. Williams Theatre in the TPAC this weekend. Friday, 7 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m., Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
Wildflower Walk. The flowers are blooming at The Oxley Nature Center—this weekend you have a chance to hit the trail and check 'em out, free of charge. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
American Cowboys Traders Days. Shine your belt buckle and strap on your spurs—it's time again for the annual American Cowboys Traders Days, where you can stock up on all the sundry necessaries for cowboy life. Friday-Sunday, Will Rogers Memorial in Claremore.
Woolly Weekend. Sheep shearing, a Sheep-to-Shawl workshop, spinning wheel demos, grass-fed lamb, a Bible garden—it's all part of the Woolly Weekend festival at Shepherd's Cross in Claremore this weekend. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Shepherd's Cross in Claremore.
Jenks Herb Festival. Downtown Jenks will be a plant lovers paradise come Saturday, when dozens of vendors take over Main Street for this annual festival. Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tulsa Drillers at home. Fireworks Friday, Grand Slam Saturday, Family FUNday Sunday—it's all here in Tulsa this last weekend of April as part of the end of the Drillers' second homestand of the season at ONEOK Field.

Music and Such
The Black Keys. This Grammy-winning duo, featured earlier this year on the cover of Rolling Stone, is white hot, and they're headed to Tulsa as you read this to play a show at the BOK Center this weekend. Saturday, 8 p.m.
Merle Haggard. The Hag was one of the progenitors of the Bakersfield sound, and this weekend he'll be in Tulsa playing a show at RiverSpirit Event Center, delayed from earlier this year. Saturday, 7 p.m.
Trace Adkins. Country music star Trace Adkins brings all 206 of his Hillbilly Bones to Tulsa this weekend as part of his Songs and Stories Tour. Saturday, 8 p.m., Brady Theater.
Bachman & Turner. Rock and roll giants Randy Bachman and Fred Turner are gonna take care of business on the stage at the RiverSpirit Casino here in Tulsa this weekend. Friday, 7 p.m.
Madame Butterfly. The Tulsa Opera presents Puccini's classic opera, Madame Butterfly, for its second weekend on the stage at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Friday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m., Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
Off the Floor: Creations in Studio K. Tulsa Ballet presents its most intimate and original performances as part of its Off the Floor series, featured on its home turf at Studio K on Brookside. Friday, 7 p.m., Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.

For details on these events and more, visit Do What at dowhattulsa.com.

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