Sunday: Theater performances
Enjoy one of the several theater performances
in Tulsa on Sunday. The final performance of “The
Nutcracker” will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday at
the Tulsa PAC’s Chapman Music Hall.
Also at the PAC at 2 p.m. is “A Christmas
Carol” in the John H. Williams Theatre and
“The Eight: Reindeer Monologues” in the Liddy
Doenges Theater. Tickets for all are available at
918-596-7111 or tulsaworld.com/mytix.
Or see “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat” at the Tulsa Convention Center at 2
p.m. Tickets are available at 877-TULSA-CC and
Winterfest continues outside
the BOK Center until Jan.
6. MICHAEL WYKE / Tulsa World
Winterfest continues outside the BOK Center
through Jan. 6.
Attractions include a 9,000-square-foot outdoor
skating rink, carriage rides, visits from Segway
Santa and a warming tent outside the ice rink. A
44-foot Christmas tree beside the rink features
more than 35,000 lights. Admission is $5-$10.
For a full Winterfest calendar with prices and
daily hours of operation, visit tulsaworld.com/winterfest.
Spectators view the Rhema Christmas Lights display from a bridge in Rhema Park at the church's Broken Arrow campus. Tulsa World file
Tuesday: Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas! Enjoy the holiday with your loved ones.
If you're looking for something to do later in the day, consider heading out to see the free light display at Rhema Bible Church, 1025 W. Kenosha St. in Broken Arrow. The display is open nightly from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. through New Year's Day. It features 2 million lights and a 50-figure nativity scene.
Tulsa players defend against a shot during a home-game hockey match against Fort Worth in November. MATT BARNARD / Tulsa World
Friday-Saturday: Tulsa Oilers
The Tulsa Oilers continue their three-game homestand Friday at the BOK Center with a 7:35 p.m. face-off against Quad City. The Oilers also face Missouri on Saturday at 7:35 p.m. Friday is Ladies Night, with special ticket discounts for female fans. Regular ticket prices range from $13 to $43 and are available by going to tulsaworld.com/oilers.
Union's Phillip Leonard shoots during finals action at last year's Tournament of Champions. Tulsa World file
Friday-Saturday: Tournament of Champions
One of the most prestigious high school basketball tournaments in the state - the Tournament of Champions - continues Friday. The tournament features eight boys teams and eight girls teams. Local boys teams in the field are Edison, Verdigris, Union and Booker T. Washington. Local girls teams competing are East Central, Verdigris and Jenks. Tournament play begins at 9 a.m., with semifinal action beginning at 4 p.m. All games are at the Mabee Center. Tickets cost $7.
Ryan Plummer (left) of Sand Springs attempts to rope a calf with help from Rick Rosachi during the 2010 Tulsa Holiday Circuit rodeo at Expo Square. JAMES GIBBARD/Tulsa World file
Thursday-Sunday: Tulsa Holiday Circuit
Hundreds of top quarter horses from around the country will compete in the Tulsa Holiday Circuit through Sunday at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St.
The American Quarter Horse Association event will have competitions starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Ford Truck Arena and Mustang Arena.
The event is free to spectators.
For more, visit tulsaworld.com/tulsaholidaycircuit.
A dog figurine is displayed for sale in the NU2U Resale pop-up shop in the Enterprise Building in downtown Tulsa. MICHAEL WYKE/Tulsa World
Thursday, Friday: Pop-up shopping
Make use of the last couple of days of Pop-up Shopping in the Deco District. Items for sale include jewelry, books, cupcakes and dog treats.
The shops are inside four buildings in the area of Fifth to Seventh streets and Boston Avenue to Main Street.
The shops will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.
Sloan Andrews (left), 6, and her cousin Nora Andrews, 5, try their hands at painting mixed-media landscapes at the Zarrow Center for Art & Education earlier this year. CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World
Thursday, Friday: Children’s art workshops
The Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education, 124 E. Brady St., is hosting a Winter Break Children’s
Workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
The workshops are for ages 5 to 12. Children will explore the photography show on display at the
center for inspiration in creating their own artwork with professional instructors. There will be space for family members to wait for their artists. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers.
For more information, call 918-631-4400.
Andrew Felker of Carl Junction, Mo., competes during the Tulsa Shootout at the QuikTrip Center in Tulsa last December. JOHN CLANTON/Tulsa World file
Friday-Sunday: Tulsa Shootout
The racing season at Expo Square kicks off
this weekend, with more than 800 entries
expected for the Tulsa Shootout at the Expo
Center. Practices begin Friday, qualifying takes
place Saturday, and the feature events take
place Sunday. For more, visit tulsaworld.com/tulsashootout.
Blake Hahn (52) competes in the Chili Bowl Shootout at Expo Square last year. JAMES GIBBARD / Tulsa World file
Friday: Racing, horse show at Expo Square
Two events will be at Expo Square this weekend.
The Tulsa Shootout will be at the Fairgrounds Friday through Sunday. More than 800 entries are expected at the micro sprint racing event. For more, visit tulsaworld.com/tulsashootout
And the Tulsa Holiday Circuit winter horse show will be at the Ford Truck Arena Thursday through Monday. For more, visit tulsaworld.com/tulsaholidaycircuit
Holiday lights can still be seen at Utica Square. CHRISTOPHER SMITH/Tulsa World
Saturday, Sunday: Holiday lights
Holiday light displays are still on. The free display at Rhema Bible Church, 1025 W. Kenosha St. in Broken Arrow, is open nightly from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. through New Year's Day. It features 2 million lights and a 50-figure nativity scene.
Or go to Muskogee to Castle of Muskogee's Christmas Kingdom, 3400 W. Fern Mountain Road. The Castle is open nightly from 6 to 10 p.m. through New Year's Day. More than 2,000 displays, a tractor-drawn hayride, horse-drawn carriage rides, a petting zoo and a gift shop are part of the experience.
performs at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tulsa PAC. Courtesy
Saturday, Sunday: Mannheim Steamroller
Christmas may be over, but Tulsans can catch one last Christmas show this weekend at the Tulsa PAC, where Mannheim Steamroller will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
The band, created by composer and multi-instrumentalist Chip Davis in the early 1980s, mixes classical music forms with modern acoustic and electronic instruments.
Tickets are $25-$50, available at 918-596-7111 or tulsaworld.com/mytix
Museum goers expolore the gardens at the Philbrook Museum. ADAM WISNESKI/Tulsa World file
Saturday, Sunday: Museums
Check out any of the numerous exhibits at our local museums this week.
"Scenes from the Low Countries: Dutch and Flemish Prints in the Age of Rembrandt" is at Philbrook Museum, 2727 S. Rockford Road. Admission is $9.
"Edgar Payne: The Scenic Journey" is at Gilcrease Museum, 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Road. Admission is $8.
Or take the kids to the Tulsa Air and Space Museum, 3624 N. 74th E. Ave., to enjoy the hands-on exhibit "Outreach to Space." Admission is $12.
Consider any of the following options as you figure out how to spend the days leading up to the new year.
Art for the kids
The Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education, 124 E. Brady St., is hosting a Winter Break Children's Workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 27-28. The workshops are for ages 5 to 12. Children will explore the photography show on display at the center for inspiration in creating their own artwork with professional instructors. There will be space for family members to wait for their artists. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers.
For more information, call 918-631-4400.
Gilcrease Museum, 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Road, is also hosting a Winter Workshop for families with kids ages 4-12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 27-28. Attendees can enjoy the museum galleries and create art pieces at several stations. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers.
For reservations or more information, call 918-596-2774 or email email@example.com.
NEW YEAR'S EVE
If you don't already have plans for New Year's Eve, consider attending a celebration at one of these hotels.
The Mayo Hotel will hold a New Year’s party. Tulsa World file
The Mayo Hotel, 115 W. Fifth St.
From 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., enjoy live music, food, champagne toasts and VIP access to the Crystal Ballroom, penthouse and rooftop at Midnight @ The Mayo. Fayetteville's DJ Derrick will start the party with a light show, and The Brian Hughes Band and The Undecided will perform. Gold cocktail attire is encouraged.
Tickets are $65. Prices will increase closer to the day of the party. Must be 21 to enter. Room reservations are also available. For more, 918-582-6296.
The Aloft Hotel sets a New Year’s celebration. Tulsa World file
w xyz bar at Aloft Tulsa Hotel, 6716 S. 104th East Ave.
This party is also from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. and will feature a DJ from Banks Entertainment, as well as refreshments, drink specials, a photo booth and raffle prizes. 21 and older. Room packages, which include admission for two to the party, a champagne toast and $10 in snack credits for in-room munchies, are $99. Individual tickets for the party are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For more, 918-949-9000.
Hyatt Regency, 100 E. Second St.
Ring in the new year at Hyatt while enjoying live music, champagne toasts, party favors, karaoke and access to the Cigar & Martini Lounge from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Imzadi will perform in the Tulsa Ballroom, and Big Band Theory will perform in the Promenade Ballroom. Deluxe packages are $299 per couple and include tickets to the party, room accommodations with early check in at 11 a.m. Dec. 31 and check out as late as 2 p.m. Jan. 1, and a complimentary breakfast buffet. Packages without overnight rooms are $75 and are based on availability. 21 and older. For tickets, 918-234-1234. For more information, 918-582-9000.
Clarion Hotel, 2600 N. Aspen, Broken Arrow
The Post Apocalyptic New Year's Celebration, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., will include food from Mr. Mambo, drinks from Martini's Lounge and live music from The Franelli Blues Explosion. Tickets are $40, and room reservations will be available at the hotel at a discounted rate. For more, 918-258-7085.
NEW YEAR'S DAY
Runners exit a pool during the annual Polar Bear Plunge in Tulsa on New Year’s Day. JOEY JOHNSON / For the Tulsa World
Polar Bear Plunge
Start off 2013 with the 7th annual Tatur's Polar Bear Plunge.
The two-mile race includes three plunges into swimming pools. The first race starts at 1 p.m. Jan. 1 at River Parks West, and the second starts at 2 p.m.
Music, pizza and a costume contest will also be part of the event. Registration is $40 for adults and $25 for kids 12 and younger.
To register, and for more information, visit tulsaworld.com/polarplunge
Commitment Day 5k
Life Time Fitness is hosting a Commitment Day 5k event on Tuesday, Jan. 1. The run will begin at 10 a.m. at Veterans Park.
Organizers say Commitment Day is a day where thousands of people across the country will join together at regional 5k events to commit to a healthier way of life.
Registration is $39. To register in advance, visit tulsaworld.com/commitmentday Race day registration begins at 8 a.m.