October 2015 Around Town 1

100th First Friday Art Crawl

Join local artists for the Brady Arts District’s 100th First Friday Art Crawl, Friday October 2nd. First Friday is a medley of galleries, studios and museums as well as the part-time galleries in various shops opening their doors to showcase art.

Galleries will be open from 6-9 p.m. though many local shops will remain open until later hours. Other great features include live musical guests on the Guthrie Green and an assortment of clubs, bars and restaurants.

A great way to engage date night, gather with friends, or spend time with family, the Brady Arts District will have something for everyone to enjoy. As if the evening can’t get any better, don’t forget that downtown offers a trolley service on the weekends to make your evening a little easier. More information about the artists showing and musical showcase can be found at TheBradyArtsDistrict.com

Thin Mint Sprint

Last year’s inaugural Thin Mint Sprint was wildly successful. The first event was held at Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma resident Camp Tallchief, but this year in an effort to increase awareness of the benefits of the Live Healthy, Lead Healthy initiative beyond the Girl Scout community, the Thin Mint Sprint opened to the general public.

“Our goal is to encourage more girls and their families, everyone really, to be a part of a healthier lifestyle,” says Paige Tooman, Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma director of programs. ”It is a great opportunity for runners of all levels, for families, and for walkers to get moving and have fun! Even better, when you finish the 5K, you will receive a box of our iconic Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mints!”

This year’s race on October 3rd will be held at Bentley Sports Complex in Bixby. Participants can choose between a 5K run or a 1-mile fun run and awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age category. Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma has partnered with Tulsa Area Trail/Ultra Runners. The Thin Mint Sprint 5K is a chip-timed, USTAF certified course. Packet pick-up is at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 8:30 a.m.

For more registration information please visit GSEOK.org/en/programs/thin-mint-sprint.html.

14th Annual Uncorking the Cure for MS

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host the 14th Annual Uncorking the Cure for MS dinner and auction on Thursday, Oct. 15 at the legendary Cain’s Ballroom. Attendees will be treated to a western chic party featuring catering by Lambrusco’z to Go, Triumph Cellars Wines, and a special concert by local recording artist, Cindy Cain and the Red Hot Pokers.

In addition to great food, wine and entertainment, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in live and silent auctions featuring unique experiences, vacation getaways and much more. An extensive Wine pull will also be available for purchase. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older on or before Oct. 15. Western chic or cocktail attire is requested.

Individual tickets are $125 and may be purchased online or at the door on event day. Sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $1,250. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available to purchase online at UncorkingTheCureForMSOK.org or contact Pamela O’Briant, Pamela.BakerOBriant@nmss.org, 405.463.4863.

Fall Harvest Festival and Feast

Join the JTR Group for the 2nd Annual Fall Harvest Festival & Feast in downtown Tulsa, October 18th, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the Chapman Green. The festival is designed to bring our community together by hosting a family event for all in celebration of the arrival of Fall.

The festival offers a free Kid Zone, including moonbounces, a pumpkin patch, mini pumpkin decorating and face painting. There will also be farmer’s market and food vendors to enjoy as well as exciting contests throughout the day. In addition they’ll offer live music, a beer garden, and a food and coat drive.

As night falls, move inside 624 Kitchen & Catering for a Feast to remember. The chefs of Justin Thompson Restaurant Group will present a plated wine dinner inspired by autumn— the perfect way to end the evening.

All proceeds of the event benefit Youth Services of Tulsa. Learn more at HarvestFestivalTulsa.com 

Tulsa Ballet: The Taming of the Shrew

William Shakespeare’s famous comedy springs to life with spectacular choreography and hilarious, fast-paced action. The legendary John Cranko tells this uproarious comedy about a fiery woman and her arrogant suitor through masterful choreography. This critically acclaimed production follows the couple’s stormy relationship and the multiple bumps and bruises along the way. Stunning scenery and remarkable costumes bring the Elizabethan period to life for a sidesplitting examination of love and marriage. The battle of the sexes has never been more fun!

The Taming of the Shrew is a masterful choreographic depiction of Shakespeare’s perpetually battling lovers, Petrucchio and Katherina, and of Petrucchio’s determination to bend the feisty, independent and tempestuous Katherina to his will,” says Tulsa Ballet Artistic Director Marcello Angelini. “Created for Stuttgart Ballet in 1969, the two-act work has become a staple of the international repertoire, danced by companies across the globe, including American Ballet Theatre, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, The Australian Ballet, The English National Ballet and The Joffrey Ballet.”  Shows are scheduled for October 23-25. For more information visit TulsaPAC.com

Halloween Festival

Expect a bigger, better, and more exciting Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee. The Castle, a short 35-minute drive from Tulsa on the Muskogee Turnpike, will have new scenery, more actors and new merchants. Enjoy 11 spook-tacular events from not scary to VERY SCARY!  Come into the Village and then choose which events you wish to attend. Each haunt has its own price, and packages are available. Prices, times, and descriptions are in order of Scare Factor! The 2015 Halloween Festival is Open Fridays and Saturdays, INCLUDING Halloween night! October 2nd through October 31st, 6 until 10 p.m.. A canned food drive will be held Friday October 9th.  Visit OKCastle.com/halloween for more information.

Speaker Series: James Carville Looks at Politics Today and Tomorrow

Join local artists for the Brady Arts District’s 100th First Friday Art Crawl, Friday October 2nd. First Friday is a medley of galleries, studios and museums as well as the part-time galleries in various shops opening their doors to showcase art.Tulsa Town Hall welcomes James Carville to the Tulsa PAC on Friday, November 6, at 10:30 a.m. James Carville, known as the “Ragin’ Cajun,” is a Democratic political consultant whose career also spans TV, film, radio and literary arenas. His long list of electoral successes evidences a knack for steering overlooked campaigns to unexpected landslide victories and for re-making political underdogs into upset winners. His most prominent victory was in 1992 when he helped Bill Clinton win the Presidency.

Carville is a Fox News contributor and can also be seen on other networks worldwide. He is a columnist for The Hill newspaper, which publishes daily when Congress is in session and serves as a professor of practice at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Tulsa Town Hall’s 2015-16 Speaker Series is sold out. For more information, please call Tulsa Town Hall at 918.749.5965.