Winterfest, BMX Grand Nationals, Bedlam
BY Staff Reports
Saturday, November 24, 2012
11/24/12 at 3:40 AM
Saturday, Sunday: BMX Grand Nationals
The USA BMX national bicycle motocross series concludes with this weekend's Grand Nationals at the QuikTrip Center at Expo Square.
On Saturday, the first round of qualifying races for the Grands begins at 9 a.m. and the Pro Spectacular & 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.
Saturday, Sunday: Winterfest
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.
A 44-foot Christmas tree, which organizers say is the tallest in Oklahoma, will feature more than 35,000 lights.
Admission is $5-$8.
For a full Winterfest calendar with prices and daily hours of operation, visit tulsaworld.com/winterfest.
Saturday, Sunday: Holiday Lights
The holiday lights season is in full swing.
See the lights at Rhema Bible Church, 1025 W. Kenosha in Broken Arrow, where more than 2 million lights will shine every night through the New Year.
Or drive through three miles of lights and whimsical displays at Holiday Lights on the Hill at Chandler Park, 6500 W. 21st St.
Christmas Kingdom has begun at the Castle of Muskogee. From 6 to 10 p.m. every day through the new year, enjoy the holiday displays, a tractor-drawn hayride, a petting zoo and a holiday movie at the castle.
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.
Saturday: TU basketball
The Tulsa men's basketball team takes on Stephen F. Austin at 3:05 p.m. at the Reynolds Center.
It's the second of four home games in a five-game span for the Hurricane.
Tickets range from $10 to $39 and are available by going to tulsaworld.com/tusports.
Sunday: Glow on the Green
Glow on the Green at the Guthrie Green, 111 E. Brady St., is set for 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
The park kicks off its holiday season with Sunday Market from 4 to 7 p.m.; live entertainment, including a Red Dirt Rangers performance at 5:30 p.m.; and the Lighting on the Green at 6 p.m. The event is free.
For more information, visit tulsaworld.com/guthriegreen
Saturday: Steve Winwood
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, available at tulsaworld.com/hardrockcasino, the venue box office or by calling 918-384-ROCK. Guests must be at least 21 years old.
His hits include "Roll with It," "While You See a Chance," "Valerie," "Back in the High Life Again" and "Higher Love," which earned the singer two Grammys.
Saturday, Sunday: Festival of Trees
Festival of Trees continues at Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Road.
The festival runs through Dec. 9 and features decorated trees and gingerbread villages made by regional artists and Tulsa children. The trees and gingerbread structures will be available for purchase, along with holiday pins and ornaments at the museum shop.
The event takes place during normal museum hours. General admission is $11.
Visit tulsaworld.com/philbrook for more information.
Payton Allen, 7, tries to twirl on the ice like a figure skater Friday
at Winterfest 2012 in downtown Tulsa. MIKE SIMONS/Tulsa World
BMX racers traverse the track on the lower level of the QuikTrip Center at the Tulsa Fairgrounds
during last year’s ABA Grand National in Tulsa. MICHAEL WYKE/Tulsa World file
OSU’s Justin Gilbert takes down OU’s Kenny Stills during the
first quarter of OSU’s game last December against OU at Boone
Pickens Stadium in Stillwater. MIKE SIMONS/Tulsa World file
A jumbo-sized nutcracker stands guard
over Utica Square in Tulsa.
MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World file
Steve Winwood will perform Saturday at The Joint
inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. Courtesy