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Jan
17
Fri
All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit @ McKeon Center for Creativity
Jan 17 all-day

*Please call for hours before visiting: 918-595-7339.

Did you know that as many as 50 African American-only communities arose in Oklahoma Territory shortly after the Land Run? This and other facts are featured in two upcoming exhibits that explore the history of African Americans in Oklahoma Territory before statehood. The All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit will run simultaneously, Dec. 3 through Jan. 30, with African American Education: From Pre-Statehood to Present. The exhibits take visitors back in time, offering insight into African Americans’ lives and education in early Oklahoma.

As part of the African American Education exhibit, Lifelong Educator Dr. Donnie L. Nero will give a presentation at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 30, 2020. He will discuss education development, highlighting his personal experiences during the age of school segregation.

The All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit is part of the Oklahoma History Center Traveling Exhibit Program. For more information about this program or other traveling exhibits, call 405-522-0780.

Snow Leopard Days at the Tulsa Zoo @ Tulsa Zoo
Jan 17 all-day

Save right meow at the Tulsa Zoo! All December and January guests will receive half-off regular admission. Grizzly bears, Arctic foxes, red pandas and, of course, snow leopards love the cold – they playfully romp around snow-covered spaces and even enjoy chilly, snow-free days. Bundle up and save this January at the Tulsa Zoo. Details at tulsazoo.org/pounce 6421 E. 36th St. North. Open all winter 9 a.m.-5 p.m. except during inclement weather.

Chicks Knit and Lit @ Glenpool Library
Jan 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Bring your own project and join us for good talk, laughter and fun. It’s not just knitting anymore. We also have people who sew, crochet, and do scrimshaw and leather work too. For adults.

PAWS for Reading @ Brookside Library
Jan 17 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Registered therapy dogs are excellent listeners. Elementary students are invited to read their favorite books to a furry, four-pawed friend. Each reader will receive a free book provided by the Raymond and Bessie Kravis Foundation through the Tulsa Library Trust.

Registration is required. Register at www.tulsalibrary.org/events or call 918-549-7323.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AXEL @ BOK Center
Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm

Cirque du Soleil is back on ice with AXEL, a new electrifying experience fusing world-class ice skating with breathtaking acrobatics. Follow AXEL and his dynamic group of friends whose passion for live music and graphic arts come to life in an exhilarating adventure that reminds us that our dreams are within reach.

Discover this young artist as he falls for the fascinating Lei in a high-speed chase for love and self-realization. Sparks fly as they set out on a fast-moving quest through fun colorful fantastical worlds. Will he fulfill his destiny and find his voice?

Cirque du Soleil AXEL: Get ready for awesome music, astonishing projections, and stunning acrobatic skating performances.

The Music Man @ Tulsa PAC
Jan 17 @ 8:00 pm

The classic musical-comedy comes to town! Con man Harold Hill poses as a band director to “sell” instruments to unsuspecting Midwestern townsfolk. Hill’s plan hits a snag when he is found out – and falls in love – with a prim and proper piano teacher. Featuring the beloved hit “‘Til There Was You.” Presented by Theatre Tulsa

Jan
18
Sat
All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit @ McKeon Center for Creativity
Jan 18 all-day

*Please call for hours before visiting: 918-595-7339.

Did you know that as many as 50 African American-only communities arose in Oklahoma Territory shortly after the Land Run? This and other facts are featured in two upcoming exhibits that explore the history of African Americans in Oklahoma Territory before statehood. The All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit will run simultaneously, Dec. 3 through Jan. 30, with African American Education: From Pre-Statehood to Present. The exhibits take visitors back in time, offering insight into African Americans’ lives and education in early Oklahoma.

As part of the African American Education exhibit, Lifelong Educator Dr. Donnie L. Nero will give a presentation at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 30, 2020. He will discuss education development, highlighting his personal experiences during the age of school segregation.

The All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit is part of the Oklahoma History Center Traveling Exhibit Program. For more information about this program or other traveling exhibits, call 405-522-0780.

Snow Leopard Days at the Tulsa Zoo @ Tulsa Zoo
Jan 18 all-day

Save right meow at the Tulsa Zoo! All December and January guests will receive half-off regular admission. Grizzly bears, Arctic foxes, red pandas and, of course, snow leopards love the cold – they playfully romp around snow-covered spaces and even enjoy chilly, snow-free days. Bundle up and save this January at the Tulsa Zoo. Details at tulsazoo.org/pounce 6421 E. 36th St. North. Open all winter 9 a.m.-5 p.m. except during inclement weather.

TFM Winter Market @ Kendall Whittier Square
Jan 18 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for our Winter Market in Kendall Whittier! Come support local and shop some of your favorite vendors from our Cherry Street Market every other Saturday through the colder months. You will find seasonal produce, responsibly raised meats & dairy, honey, crafts and so much more! Eat Oklahoma Grown all year round!

Art Start: Architecture @ Gathering Place
Jan 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join Tulsa Artist Fellow Karl Jones for a special story time and art activities at Art Start on Saturday, January 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in ONEOK Boathouse!

Tulsa Artist Fellow Karl Jones is kicking off this month’s Art Start with a special reading of children’s books he has edited for Penguin Random House! Starting at 9:30 a.m., Karl will be reading “Mr. Boddington’s Studio NYC ABCs,” “Mr. Boddington’s Studio San Francisco ABC’s” and a story he wrote himself about Tulsa ABC’s. After story time, dance along as Karl plays his ukulele and sings songs about building, construction and landmarks!
Then at 10 a.m., use your new knowledge of architecture to construct and design your own city or buildings using construction paper. This project is for every age level, and can be worked on as a family!

As we move towards a more technical world, Art Start programs will highlight STEAM classes in a fun way for children to see that the arts and sciences are often integrated, not separate.

ABOUT KARL JONES
Karl Jones is a writer, editor, performer and visual artist. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma he now lives in Brooklyn, New York making performance and visual work while writing and editing children’s literature for Penguin Random House. Karl has worked in arts education at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland and been a camp counselor/arts and music instructor for upwards of five years. He has also taught and coached double dutch for upwards of thirty years. In 2019, Karl completed an Art Start program in paper collage puppetry at the Gathering Place and brought his double dutch team for a public program at the park.