Winterfest, Festival of Trees, ‘A Christmas Story,’ Irish Tenors
BY Staff Reports
Thursday, November 29, 2012
11/29/12 at 2:40 AM
Friday: Football finals
Jenks tries for its first Class 6A football championship since 2007 when it faces Norman North at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater.
On Saturday, East Central goes for the Class 5A championship against Carl Albert at 7:30 p.m. at Boone Pickens Stadium.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and are available by going to tulsaworld.com/ossaa
Thursday-Sunday: Winterfest, Festival of Trees
Winterfest will be outside the BOK Center through Jan. 6. Attractions include an outdoor skating rink, carriage rides and visits from "Segway Santa." Admission is $5-$10.
Festival of Trees runs through Dec. 9 at Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Road, featuring decorated trees and gingerbread villages. The trees and gingerbread structures will be available for purchase, along with holiday pins and ornaments at the museum shop. General admission is $11.
Thursday-Saturday: 'A Christmas Story'
"A Christmas Story" is at the Tulsa PAC's Liddy Doenges Theatre.
This production features all the elements of the 1983 comedy movie, based on stories from Jean Shepherd's book, "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash."
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets are $11-$16, available at 918-596-7111 or tulsaworld.com/mytix
Thursday: Irish Tenors
The Irish Tenors return to The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa on Thursday, nearly a year from its venue debut.
Doors open 7 p.m., showtime 8 p.m. Tickets start at $45, available at tulsaworld.com/hardrockcasino, the venue box office or by calling 918-384-ROCK. All patrons must be at least 21 years old.
The Irish Tenors have recorded five PBS specials and seven albums since 2000, including 2001's "Ellis Island," which topped Billboard's Heatseeker list and was listed as Billboard's "Top 10 Best" for that year.
Friday, Saturday: Parades
The Festival of Lights Christmas Parade takes place in downtown Sand Springs starting at 7 p.m. Friday. Among this event's 100-plus themed entries are lighted displays, decorated floats, marching bands and Santa himself.
Broken Arrow's Civitan Christmas Parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Broken Arrow. Marching bands, floats and walking groups will be part of this parade. The theme of this year's parade is "A Star Spangled Christmas."
For more parades, visit tulsaworld.com/tulsaholidayguide
Friday-Sunday: Craft fairs
Get in the Christmas spirit at the Tulsa Herb Society's Carols & Crumpets on Saturday. Shop for the holidays and get decorating ideas and tips. The event will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave. Admission is free.
And Christkindlmarkt, the arts and crafts and food fair at the German American Society, runs Friday-Sunday at the German American Society, just west of Lewis Avenue on 15th Street. The fair features gifts, chocolates, baked goods and fresh food. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
The Tulsa Oilers take on Allen at 7:35 p.m. at the BOK Center. The Oilers have lost five straight games. Tulsa plays again at the BOK Center on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. against Arizona. After Sunday's game, fans can skate with the players on the Winterfest ice rink. Tickets range from $13 to $43 and are available by going to tulsaworld.com/oilers
Saturday: TU football
Tulsa faces Central Florida at 11 a.m. Saturday at Chapman Stadium in the Conference USA championship game. The game will be televised by ESPN2. It's a rematch of a game played two weeks ago that Tulsa won 23-21. Tickets range from $15 to $50 and are available by going to tulsaworld.com/tusports.
The Festival of Trees, which features decorated trees and gingerbread
villages, runs through Dec. 9 at the Philbrook Museum
of Art. STEPHEN PINGRY/Tulsa World
The Irish Tenors — Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan — will perform at The Joint
inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa on Thursday. Courtesy
Santa Claus waves to spectators as the final float of the 2011
Tulsa Holiday Parade of Lights passes by in downtown Tulsa.
Tulsa World file
Jenks’ Brett Tye (27) is pursued by the
Union Redskins at the Class 6A semifinal
football game at Broken Arrow Memorial
Stadium last week. JAMES GIBBARD/Tulsa World
Tulsa’s Ben Gordon passes around Joe Tolles
(right) during a hockey match against Fort Worth
in Tulsa. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World