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June 13-19, 2018
Poetry at Quartz Mountain; planes in Alva; caffeinated art in Ada; and beer, yoga, monsters, and snow cones in Oklahoma City—all this and more in this week’s events roundup.
By Elise McGouran
Published June 13, 2018
Mrs. Smith Goes to Quartz Mountain
This Thursday, United States Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith—winner of multiple poetry awards including the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry—will read at the Oklahoma Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain along with photographer and filmmaker Paul Taggart. Poetry aficionados and lovers of the arts should definitely take advantage of this opportunity to hear one of the greatest poets of our time read her work aloud to the public.
Date: Thursday, June 15
Location: Oklahoma Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain, 22469 Lodge Road in Lone Wolf
Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Contact: (405) 605-7500 or oaiquartz.org.
Ground Brewing Art
Sometimes, creative expression goes a little better with some creativity-inducing chemical help. Typically, this involves a glass of wine, but the folks at The Well Coffee in Ada have come up with a different way for friends who just want to have fun and aspiring painters alike to get together and learn how to paint. At the Sip & Swirl class, painters can grab a cup of caffeinated courage and dip into the palette to see what beauty caffeine inspires.
Date: Friday, June 16
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: $5, and reservations are required
Location: The Well Coffee, 806A East Main Street in Ada
Real Kids, Real Art
It has been said that it’s never too early to appreciate art. The folks at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center seem to agree, as the Tulsa Youth Opera will present Pinocchio this Friday and Saturday, a performance staged by and for young people. This well-loved and timeless tale is a perfect introduction for all ages into the magical and mysterious world of the opera.
Date: Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17
Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
Location: Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 East Second Street in Tulsa
Admission: Adults, $24; Children 12 and younger, $15
Contact: (918) 596-7122 or tulsapac.com.
Every Sunday this June, Stonecloud Brewing Company is partnering with This Land Yoga to step up its Sunday morning routine one thousand percent by hosting Bend & Brews. In addition to a rejuvenating yoga session, participants also will have their choice of one of Stonecloud’s creations as is, or in the form of a beermosa. ‘Nuff said?
Date: Sunday, June 17
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Stonecloud Brewing Company, 1012 Northwest First Street in Oklahoma City
Admission: $10 (includes yoga session and drink; participants must be twenty-one years or older and bring their own yoga mat).
Contact: (405) 529-6428 or facebook.com/thislandyoga.
Where the Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Plane
Tuesday, June 19, Alva Regional Airport kicks off its aeronautics celebration, Wings Over the Prairie, by hosting the first stop on the Air Race Classic 2018 race, which boasts fifty-six planes and more than a hundred pilots. The event continues Friday, with the Texas T-Cart Airshow, the Airplane Scavenger Hunt, an outdoor movie night, camping, vendors, a classic car show, and more.
Date: Tuesday, June 19 - Saturday, June 23
Time: All day
Location: Alva Regional Airport, 2875 College Boulevard in Alva
Contact: (580) 327-2898 or facebook.com/WingsOverThePrarie
Photo by Carissa McGouran
Who would say no to a free viewing of Monsters, Inc.? This event, part of Quail Springs Baptist Church’s Movie Under the Stars series, will feature not only the lovable and wacky characters lovers of animated films have come to know but also the Snow S’more Food Truck, which will be slinging treats sure to beat the summer heat.
Date: Wednesday, June 20
Location: Quail Springs Baptist Church, 14613 North May Avenue in Oklahoma City
Time: 9 p.m.
Contact: (405) 755-9240 or qsbc.org.
Out of Water
You might have been to Tulsa’s Brookside area (check out our story about why it’s one of Tulsa’s most delicious neighborhoods here), but not like this. Thursday, June 21, participants in Taste of Brookside will have the opportunity to explore and judge more than a dozen of Brookside’s greatest restaurants, bars, and cafes. This tasteful event benefits Youth Services of Tulsa, an organization dedicated to supporting Tulsa’s children.
Date: Thursday, June 21
Location: Blue Moon Cafe, 3512 South Peoria Avenue in Tulsa
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Admission: $75 in advance; $100 at the door (participants must be twenty-one or older).