Downtown Tulsa — Not Just for Adults

If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard about Guthrie Green in the Brady District of downtown Tulsa, then here’s a quick review. Guthrie Green is a new park located at 111 E. Brady in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District. The Kaiser Family Foundation will hold an opening ceremony TODAY (Fri., Sept. 7) at 3 p.m. — so hurry on over there if you want to hear the opening remarks. If you’re like me and can’t get away right now, no worries. There will be plenty going on all weekend for the entire family. Here’s the website: for more info.

First, the park is really attractive. It has an outdoor theater, fountains and a restaurant, Lucky’s on the Green. And the fun doesn’t end with one weekend. Performances are planned throughout September and October, ending Nov. 1. A new season will start around April 1 and run through Nov. 1, 2013.

One of the cool things about Guthrie Green is the synergy it has created around it. Not only will there be a variety of performers at the Green itself, but other activities have been planned around it. For example, The Tulsa Children’s Museum will have children’s activities on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from noon to 4 p.m. Look for them along Boston. They’ll have a twirling area, a “Paint Your Own Face” station, a sidewalk chalk mural and puppet-making. Families can also go over to the Henry Zarrow Center for Art & Education, 124 E. Brady, today from 4-9 p.m., Sat. from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. to make art.

So, get out and get downtown. And no babysitter needed — take the kids. They’ll have fun, too!

Here’s a schedule of performances for the weekend:

Friday, Sept. 7

7 a.m. – United Way Day of Caring kickoff
3 p.m. – Opening ceremony with Mayor Dewey Bartlett & Ken Levit of George Kaiser Family Foundation
4 p.m. – Open Eye Puppet Theatre (lawn)
5:15 p.m. – Music: Salsabor
6:30 p.m. – Open Eye Puppet Theatre (lawn)
7 p.m. – Music: Tulsa Playboys
9 p.m. – Music: Brave Combo

Saturday, Sept. 8

11:30 a.m. – Open Eye Puppet Theatre (lawn)
Noon – Brad Richter & Viktor Uzur (guitar & cello)
Noon – Children’s activities, sponsored by Fab Lab and Tulsa Children’s Museum (lawn and The Dock)
2 p.m. – Living Arts New Music Concert: Amy Cottingham & Annie Ellicott
3 p.m. – Open Eye Puppet Theatre (lawn)
4 p.m. – Music: Eleganza Musical
5:30 p.m. – Music: Wink Burcham
6:30 p.m. – Open Eye Puppet Theatre (lawn)
7 p.m. – Music: Wink Burcham and Paul Benjaman Band
9 p.m. – Music: Sonny Landreth Trio

Sunday, Sept. 9

Noon – Children’s Activities (lawn & dock) – Fab Lab
1:30 p.m. – Open Eye Puppet Theatre
2 p.m. – Music: The Wailers, presented by Tulsa Roots Music
4:30 p.m. – Open Eye Puppet Theatre
5 p.m. – Symphony in the Park, presented by Tulsa Symphony Orchestra 9 p.m. – Fireworks display from ONEOK Field


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