June 2017 Around Town 1

Route 66 
Gurney Tourney 
Proceeds support Hospitality House of Tulsa’s mission to provide a “home away from home”.

On April 15th, outrageously decorated gurney beds, designed and sponsored by individuals, businesses, organizations and clubs received prizes for theme, décor and racing success. The Hospitality House of Tulsa provides home-like lodging, meals, and more to over 500 families each year who travel to Tulsa in medical crisis. Pictured: The Regent Bank Team aka Rollin’ Quarters and Bodies.

Saint Francis Tulsa Tough

June 9th through June 11th. In celebration of the 200th birthday of the bicycle, Saint Francis Tulsa Tough returns for its 12th year. Racers from around the world will compete and thousands of spectators will fill the streets.

The 9th is the McNellie’s Group Blue Dome Criterium in the Blue Dome District. The 10th is the George Kaiser Family Foundation Brady Arts District Criterium and Gran Fondo Rides at Guthrie Green. The course is divided into three different distances and designed for riders of all experience levels. Family friendly activities will occur all day at Guthrie Green including the Saint Francis Bear Clinic. The 11th is the River Parks Crits and Gran Fondo Rides at Tulsa River Parks. The course is divided into two different distances and designed for riders of all skill levels. The Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation Townie Ride is a FREE 5.8-mile ride the entire family can enjoy. There will be family friendly activities along Riverside throughout the day. FREE ADMISSION and family friendly activities all three days. Learn more at TulsaTough.com.

The Castle Fireworks Sale 
Begins June 15th

The Castle is open June 15th through July 5th for its fireworks sale and carries a huge selection of high-quality product for every kind of celebration including Fourth of July. Choose from a wide variety of Fountains, Reloadables, Novelty items, Sparklers, Roman Candles, Heavyweights and more including over 100 new items for 2017. The knowledgeable and friendly salespeople will help make your gathering the best on the block! Paved parking and air-conditioned shopping. The Castle is located at 3400 W. Fern Mountain Rd. in Muskogee. OKCastle.com


Combines Fitness, Technology and Science to Create “ReVVolutionary” Workouts

REVVED Fitness revolutionizes Tulsa’s fitness landscape with its soon to open second gym at 10133 South Delaware in south Tulsa. Fitness veteran Breean Akins and her husband Adam Akins bring fourteen years of experience to the facility as owners, along with local entrepreneurs Bryan Hendershot and Larry Haskett and franchise owner Kevin Wilson training clients in a fitness movement that incorporates low impact exercises with intervals of strength and cardio over 60-minutes. Members of all skill levels train on cutting-edge fitness equipment, along with DNA Analysis, Personal Heart Rate Training, and 3D Body Imaging Scans for results you can see, feel, and measure. For more information visit REVVEDFitness.com or 918.701.3762.

Tulsa Foundation for Architecture Wraps Film Festival Weekend

Film fans, students, architects and designers, and those who were curious about what topics possibly could be included in an architecture and design film festival, braved stormy Tulsa weather to pack the Circle Cinema, April 20-23. The Architecture & Design Film Festival:Tulsa, presented by Tulsa Foundation for Architecture, showcased a range of films devoted to the creative spark that produces awe-inspiring and enduring work and ideas.

The ADFF:Tulsa lineup included beautifully shot films like Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future. The film’s director, Peter Rosen, spoke following the sold-out screening. Films covered fiber arts, garden and furniture design, photography and social architecture. Other films offered portraits of famous architects, like Getting Frank Gehry. Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger, who authored a book on Gehry, shared commentary and signed books. The major sponsor for the inaugural four-day event was the Raymond and Bessie Kravis Foundation.

Photo L to R: TFA Executive Director Amanda DeCort, Circle Cinema’s Clark Wiens, author Paul Goldberger, sponsor George Kravis, Film Festival Chair Nancy Hermann.

Marco’s Pizza

Marco’s Pizza, the fastest growing pizza company in the United States, just opened a new location in Tulsa, Okla. located at 6333 E. 120 Court Ste A. Known for its fresh ingredients, secret sauce recipe and dough made in-store daily, the menu at Marco’s Pizza of Tulsa will feature a mix of classic artisan pizzas and innovative specialty pizzas like the White Cheezy, Deluxe Uno and Chicken Fresco, along with a variety of salads. Customers can also choose from wholesome subs on rustic wheat or Italian white bread, hearth baked for authentic European flavor, along with creations like the Meatball Bake, Chicken Dippers and CheezyBread. The beloved Toledo, Ohio brand is the only national pizza chain founded by a native Italian, which operates more than 800 stores in over 30 states and four countries. For more information on Marco’s Pizza, visit Marcos.com.

Ann McCormick, 
the Herb’n Cowgirl

Presented by the Tulsa Herb Society on July 10th at 7 p.m. at the Tulsa Garden Center. Ann McCormick has co-authored HOMEGROWN HERB GARDEN, the perfect tool to help home chefs get their herb gardens started, and to help home gardeners get a taste of what’s possible when they cook with homegrown herbs. You can find Ann on Twitter and Facebook as “herbncowgirl” or at HerbNCowgirl.com. 2435 South Peoria. Free and open to the public.


MixCo Bar and Restaurant is joining Justin Thompson Restaurants, adding to the staple Tulsa dining and consulting group. Led by multiple-award winning Chef Justin, The Justin Thompson Restaurant Group has brought a variety of unique dining concepts to Downtown Tulsa including Juniper Restaurant, PRHYME Downtown Steakhouse, Tavolo Restaurant & Café, and 624 Catering and has served as a consultant for a variety of other local concepts. MixCo is open Monday-Saturday with brunch every Sunday, and is available for private events and catering. Learn more about them at MixCoTulsa.com. Visit JTRGroup.com for information about Justin Thompson Restaurants.