PAC Christmas shows, Winterfest, Festival of Trees, Pop-up Shopping
BY Staff Reports
Friday, December 07, 2012
12/07/12 at 2:20 AM
Friday-Sunday: PAC Christmas shows
"A Christmas Carol" returns for the 35th year. Performances are set through Dec. 23 at the Tulsa PAC's John H. Williams Theatre. This week's shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
"A Charlie Brown Christmas" is at the PAC's Liddy Doenges Theatre. Performances are 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are available at 918-596-7111 or tulsaworld.com/mytix.
Friday: Art crawl
The Brady Arts District's monthly First Friday event begins at 6 p.m.
Galleries, restaurants, shops and clubs will host a variety of events - from exhibit openings to live music - for those strolling through the neighborhood.
Among the events will be the opening of "The Four Elements" at Living Arts of Tulsa, 307 E. Brady St. The exhibit features works by Tulsa artists whose media evokes the ancient four elements of earth, wind, fire and water.
And the exhibit "Edison Eagles Create" will be at Tulsa Artists' Coalition Gallery, 9 E. Brady St.
Friday: Eric Church
Country musician Eric Church brings his "Blood, Sweat and Beers" tour to Tulsa on Friday at the BOK Center. Doors open at 6 p.m., and showtime is 7:30 p.m.
Also performing will be Justin Moore and Kip Moore.
The concert is all-ages. Tickets start at $37.50, plus fees, available at tulsaworld.com/bok, the Arby's Box Office at the BOK Center and all Tickets.com outlets, or by calling 866-726-5287.
Church's most popular tunes include "How 'Bout You," "Guys Like Me" and "Hell On The Heart."
Friday, Saturday: Pop-up Shopping
The pop-up shops in the Deco District, featuring everything from jewelry and books to cupcakes and dog treats, are open until Dec. 28.
The shops are located inside four buildings in the area of Fifth to Seventh streets and Boston Avenue to Main Street. Hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: Two parades
The Tulsa Holiday Parade of Lights will start in downtown's Blue Dome District at 6 p.m. Saturday. The free interfaith celebration includes floats, bands, drill teams, dancers and plenty of bright, colorful lights.
The Tulsa Christmas Parade will be at Tulsa Hills, 7200 S. Olympia Ave., starting at 6 p.m. Saturday. About 20,000 are anticipated to attend this year's second annual alternative to the downtown holiday parade.
Friday-Sunday: Winterfest, Festival of Trees
It's Philbrook Museum's last weekend of the Festival of Trees, featuring decorated trees and gingerbread villages that will be available for purchase. Holiday pins and ornaments are at the museum shop. General admission is $11.
And Winterfest has some special events this weekend, including a fireworks display after Saturday's parade and free ice skating on Sunday. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, the Holiday Market will be set up in the BOK Center, featuring vendors selling seasonal gift items. For more, visit tulsaworld.com/winterfest
Saturday, Sunday: 'The Nutcracker'
Tulsa Ballet's newly revised production of "The Nutcracker" opens this weekend at the Chapman Music Hall of the Tulsa Performing Art Center, 101 E. Third St.
The holiday classic, with choreography by artistic director Marcello Angelini, will be at the PAC through Dec. 23. This weekend's performances are at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets are $20-$86, available at 918-596-7111 or tulsaworld.com/mytix
Saturday: Jingle Bell Run
The Arthritis Foundation's Jingle Bell Run/Walk will be held Saturday at Tulsa Community College-Metro Campus, 10th Street and Cincinnati Avenue in downtown Tulsa.
Race-day registration begins at 8:30 a.m., a 1k starts at 9:30 a.m., and the 5k is set for 10 a.m.
Attendees are encouraged to wear holiday-themed costumes and tie bells to their shoelaces. Costume contests for adults, kids and dogs will begin at 9:15 a.m.
Registration is $30 for adults, $15 for kids younger than 16 and $5 for dogs. For more information, call 918-495-3553.
Linus (JohnTom Knight) contemplates the sad little Christmas tree as his friends gather decorations
in this scene from Playhouse Tulsa’s production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Courtesy
Zack Adams, 15, skates on
the ice rink at Winterfest.
MIKE SIMONS/Tulsa World
Philbrook Museum’s Festival
of Trees wraps up this weekend.
STEPHEN PINGRY/Tulsa World
Eric Church is set to perform
Friday at the BOK Center.
Santa Claus waves during the
Christmas parade at Tulsa Hills
last year. CHRISTOPHER SMITH/
Tulsa World file
A “Peace on Earth” globe
balloon floats down Denver
Avenue during last year’s Tulsa
Holiday Parade of Lights.
Tulsa World file
with the doll that