This week in Tulsa: January 6 - 12
BY Staff Reports
Jan 12, 2013
1/12/13 at 2:41 AM
Sunday: Monster Jam
The family-friendly Monster Jam event continues at the BOK Center on Sunday.
The motorsport show features racing and freestyle competitions between monster trucks. The custom-designed tracks are full of obstacles that drivers often have to jump over or smash through.
Monster Jam drivers will compete at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets to the show are $27 and $37, available at tulsaworld.com/bok and 866-7-BOK-CTR.
Eddie Lacy and Alabama face Notre Dame for the BCS championship Monday. JAMIE MARTIN / Associated Press
Monday: BCS championship
The college football season comes to an end when Notre Dame plays Alabama for the BCS championship at 7:30 p.m. at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. The game will be televised by ESPN. Notre Dame's march to the championship game includes a 30-13 win over Oklahoma in Norman on Oct. 27. Alabama is the defending national champion and will be trying to give the Southeastern Conference its seventh straight BCS title. Go to tulsaworld.com/sportsextra for game coverage.
Kevin Swindell has won the last three Chili Bowls. MICHAEL WYKE / Tulsa World
Tuesday: Chili Bowl Nationals
The 27th Chili Bowl Nationals open Tuesday and continue through Saturday at the Expo Center at Expo Square. Kevin Swindell has won the last three Chili Bowls. Former NASCAR champion Tony Stewart is also a former Chili Bowl champion. The races begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and at noon Saturday. There is also a daily trade show. For information, go to tulsaworld.com/chilibowl.
Justin Bieber performs at the BOK Center Wednesday. ISAAC BREKKEN / Invision/AP
Wednesday: Justin Bieber
The singing, dancing 18-year-old Canadian pop sensation will perform a sold-out show 7 p.m. Wednesday at the BOK Center.
Justin Bieber's hits include "Baby," "One Less Lonely Girl," "Eenie Meenie" (with Sean Kingston), "Boyfriend," "Beauty and a Beat" (with Nicki Minaj), "Pray," "Never Say Never" and more.
Special guest Carly Rae Jepsen will also perform.
Tom Berenson (left) and Freddie Tate rehearse the Theatre Tulsa adaptation of “Tuesdays with Morrie.”
JAMES GIBBARD / Tulsa World
Thursday: 'Tuesdays with Morrie'
"Tuesdays with Morrie," presented by Theatre Tulsa, will open at the PAC's Doenges Theatre, 110 E. Second St., at 8 p.m. Thursday.
The play is based on the book by Mitch Albom, about a series of weekly meetings between him and Morrie, his former mentor.
Performances are set through Jan. 13. Tickets are $12-$16, available at 918-596-7111 or tulsaworld.com/mytix
Homeowners can get ideas for their living space at the Tulsa Remodel and Landscape Show. Courtesy
Friday: Tulsa Remodel and Landscape Show
The Tulsa Remodel and Landscape Show runs Friday through Sunday at the Tulsa Convention Center, 100 Civic Center.
The show will feature exhibits, seminars and demonstrations, and many experts will be on hand to answer questions and give advice on the process.
Friday's hours are 2-8 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults and free for those younger than 18.
OSU's Le/Bryan Nash drives around OU's C.J. Washington in the 1st half of their bedlam game in Stillwater, OK Jan. 10, 2012. MICHAEL WYKE/Tulsa World
Saturday: College basketball
There's a full slate of men's college basketball Saturday, led by the first Bedlam game of the season.
Oklahoma hosts Oklahoma State at 2 p.m. The game will be broadcast by ESPN2. Tickets range from $10 to $40 and are available at tulsaworld.com/ousports.
Tulsa hosts Rice at 5:30 p.m. at the Reynolds Center. Tickets range from $10 to $39 and are available at tulsaworld.com/tusports.
Oral Roberts hosts Stephen F. Austin at 7:30 p.m. at the Mabee Center. Tickets range from $15 to $35 and are available at tulsaworld.com/orusports.
Bald Eagle Days this weekend will offer an eagle watch, along with seminars and demonstrations. MICHAEL WYKE/Tulsa World file
Saturday, Sunday: Outdoor activities
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, hikers can enjoy a free hike on one of two trails through the Keystone Ancient Forest. Hikers may hike alone or request a trail guide, if enough are available. No reservations are necessary, and no pets are allowed.
The Tulsa Audubon Society and Jenks High School will host Bald Eagle Days Saturday-Sunday, offering an "eagle watch" from 8:30 to 10 a.m. each morning in Helmerich Park, 7301 S. Riverside Drive, along with seminars and demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jenks High School Freshman Academy, 205 E. B St. in Jenks.
Living Arts of Tulsa, 307 E. Brady St., was chosen to be the Tulsa representative for the global PechaKucha phenomenon, a format devised in Tokyo as an event for young creative people to meet, network and show their work in public.
Ten creative individuals from different walks of life will be at Living Arts at 7 p.m. Saturday to share their experiences. Participants include Tulsa Library CEO Gary Shaffer, trapeze artist and circus camp director Anton VonOstendorf, YWCA Director Mana Tahaie and printmaker and artist May Yang.
Admission is $5-$10.
The Philbrook Museum will have its Free Second
Saturday event this weekend. Tulsa World file
Saturday: Free admission at Philbrook
Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Road, will be having
its regular Second Saturday event with free admission and a
variety of activities for visitors young and old.
The museum’s current exhibit is “Models and Muses: Max Weber
and the Figure,” a show that Philbrook created and showcases
the full spectrum of art created by one of the 20th century’s most
important Modernist artists.
In conjunction with the show, Philbrook will be showing the
1936 comedy “My Man Godfrey.”
For more: 918-749-7941, tulsaworld.com/philbrook
Tulsa forward Gary Steffes (right) skates past Arizona’s Karl Linden during the teams’ hockey
matchup at the BOK Center on Dec. 2. CORY YOUNG/
Saturday, Sunday: Oilers
The Tulsa Oilers play a pair of games at the BOK Center this weekend. The Oilers take on Bloomington at 7:35 p.m. Saturday and Fort Worth at 4:05 p.m. Sunday. The first 1,000 kids 12 and younger in attendance Saturday receive an Oilers youth jersey. Tickets range from $13 to $43 and are available by going to tulsaworld.com/oilers
This week, the Chili Bowl continues, kids can spend the night at the aquarium and hikers can enjoy the Keystone Ancient Forest for free.
The 27th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals continues at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., through Saturday, Jan. 12.
Qualifying races begin at 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and the championship event will begin at noon Saturday.
For tickets or more information, call 918-838-3777 or visit tulsaworld.com/chilibowl
A free trade show is also open to the public. A variety of racing products and apparel will be available through more than 100 vendors.
Kids can see how the fish behave after dark at a sleepover event set for Friday at the Oklahoma Aquarium. Tulsa World file
Sleep with the sharks
Kids ages 5 and older, accompanied by an adult, can spend the night at the Oklahoma Aquarium on Friday, Jan. 11.
The fun starts at 7 p.m. and includes a light snack and drinks; a dive show, scavenger hunt and flashlight tour; a movie; and breakfast on Saturday. The event ends at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.
Bring a pillow, sleeping bag or air mattress, toothbrush and toothpaste, and any other necessary toiletries.
Cost is $35-$45 per person. The deadline to register is 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. Call 918-528-1507 or 918-528-1532. The aquarium is at 300 Aquarium Drive in Jenks.
Free hike through Keystone Ancient Forest
On the second Saturday of every month, hikers can enjoy a free hike through the Keystone Ancient Forest. The forest will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. The forest is filled with 300-year-old cedars and 500-year-old post-oak trees.
According to the city of Sand Springs' website, two trails are available - one is about 1.5 miles long, and one is 0.6 miles long. Deer, mountain lions, bobcats, eagles, migratory birds and more than 80 species of butterflies inhabit the forest, the website says.
Hikers may hike alone or request a trail guide, if enough are available. No reservations are necessary, and no pets are allowed on the hike.
Home improvement workshops
The Home Depot and Lowe's are offering some workshops this weekend. Among them are the kitchen design workshops at Home Depot locations, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. Learn several skills, including how to prepare cabinet surfaces and refinish them, and how to install new lighting. Visit tulsaworld.com/homedepotworkshops
And Lowe's locations will be offering a "Mystery Kit" kids clinic at 10 a.m. Saturday that allows children to build a mystery project. Visit tulsaworld.com/loweskids to register.
Mixed martial arts
Professional fighters are coming to the SpiritBank Event Center, 10441 S. Regal Blvd., for Combat!! MMA, the new Tulsa mixed martial arts event. The event is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.
Featured fighters on the fight card will include Andrew "The Sniper" Todhunter, an Army sniper, combat veteran and Purple Heart-recipient. Todhunter will be fighting for his third title in the five-round main event.
Other fighters will include James "Whitey" Warren, Mark "The Honey Badger" Barrett, Chris "Pritty Boy" Barnes and "The Juggernaut" Josh Fisher.
Tickets are $28 and $38, available at tulsaworld.com/spiritbankeventcenter or 918-369-9360.
Engaged with art
From 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 15, people who have Alzheimer's and their caregivers can attend this free event at Philbrook Museum, 2727 S. Rockford Road. Presented in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association, the event offers hands-on art activities to engage the mind, and attendees will also get the chance to view the art galleries.
For more information, call 918-749-7941 or visit tulsaworld.com/philbrook