Winterfest, Turkey Trot, High school football, Black Friday shopping
BY Staff Reports
Friday, November 23, 2012
11/23/12 at 3:22 AM
Friday: Black Friday shopping
Retailers across town are offering blockbuster deals for Black Friday. Some stores began their sales on Thanksgiving, but among those opening early Friday are Academy Sports & Outdoors, Bass Pro Shops and Drysdales at 5 a.m.; Bed Bath & Beyond, Big Lots, J.C. Penney and Radio Shack at 6 a.m.; PetSmart, Sam's Club and Stein Mart at 7 a.m.; and Dillard's at 8 a.m.
See tulsaworld.com/blackfriday2012 for a complete list of opening times.
Friday-Sunday: BMX Grand Nationals
The USA BMX national bicycle racing series concludes with this weekend's Grand Nationals at the QuikTrip Center at Expo Square.
Events begin Friday with the Race of Champions/Presidents Cup competition at 7:30 a.m. On Saturday, the first round of qualifying races for the Grands begins at 9 a.m. and the Pro Spectacular and NAG-5 Challenge begins at 6 p.m., with doors opening at 5 p.m. Title races begin at noon Sunday.
Admission: Free except for Pro Spectacular, which is $10.
Friday: Oilers hockey at home
The Tulsa Oilers take on Bloomington at 7:35 p.m. at the BOK Center.
The Oilers are having a Batman promotion, turning the team into the Gotham City Crusaders for one night.
Children 12 and under get into the game free. After the game, the team will auction off the special Gotham City uniforms it will be wearing.
Tickets range from $13 to $43 and are available by going to tulsaworld.com/oilers
Friday: High school football
The Class 6A high school football playoffs reach the semifinal round, with both games taking place in the Tulsa area.
The evening is highlighted by a rematch between Jenks and Union. The two rivals square off at 7:30 p.m. at Broken Arrow High School.
In the other 6A semifinal, Owasso and Norman North play at 7:30 p.m. at Union High School.
Follow all the action at our High School Gameday page tulsaworld.com/highschoolgameday
Friday: Winterfest, Turkey Trot
Winterfest, presented by Arvest Bank and the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, returns for the fifth year. Attractions include a 9,000-square-foot outdoor skating rink, carriage rides, visits from "Segway Santa" and a warming tent set up outside the ice rink. Admission: $5-$8.
Fleet Feet's Turkey Trot, which will feature a 5k and a fun run that begin outside the BOK Center, is set for 8:30 a.m. Friday. Registration: Adults $17.50-$27.50; kids (12 and younger) free-$17.50. tulsaworld.com/turkeytrot
Friday, Saturday: Rogers, Winwood
Country legend Kenny Rogers will return Friday to The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. Doors open 7 p.m., showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $45.
English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Steve Winwood will perform Saturday at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. Doors open 7 p.m., showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $45.
Tickets available at tulsaworld.com/hardrockcasino, 918-384-7625, or at the venue box office, 770 W. Cherokee St., Catoosa. Guests must be at least age 21.
Saturday: Bedlam in Norman
Oklahoma and Oklahoma State play their annual rivalry game at 2:30 p.m. at Owen Field in Norman. The Cowboys are the defending Big 12 champion and won last year's meeting 44-10. That victory snapped an eight-game Sooners winning streak in the series. The game will be televised by ESPN. Get analysis as the game unfolds at tulsaworld.com/collegegameday.
Friday-Sunday: Holiday lights
The holiday lights season is in full swing.
See the lights at Rhema Bible Church, 1025 W. Kenosha St. in Broken Arrow, where more than 2 million lights will shine every night through the New Year.
Or go to Glow on the Green at the Guthrie Green, 111 E. Brady St., from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Live entertainment and the lighting of the park will be part of the free event.
Holiday Lights on the Hill at Chandler Park, 6500 W. 21st St., begins Friday. Drive through three miles of bright lights and whimsical displays.
Workers hang lights atop RiverWalk Crossing in Jenks in preparation for the holiday season. Tulsa World file
Winterfest returns for the fifth year to downtown Tulsa. Tulsa World file
Boyd during the
at the University
of Tulsa in
Tulsa World file
Tulsa’s Ian Keserich (left) and
Drew Fisher (center) defend
against a shot by Riley Boychuk
of Fort Worth in Tulsa.
MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World file
Workers hang lights atop
RiverWalk Crossing in Jenks
in preparation for the holiday
season. Tulsa World file
The Expo Square will host the
BMX Grand Nationals through
MICHAEL WYKE/Tulsa World file
Musician Steve Winwood
is set to perform Saturday at
The Joint inside the Hard Rock
Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
Rivals Oklahoma and Oklahoma
State will face off at the
annual Bedlam game in Norman
MICHAEL WYKE/ Tulsa World file