Weekly Events Calendar August 12-18

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Each week, Oklahoma Today staffers comb through their calendars to find a handful of great events happening across the state. Get out! See Oklahoma! And be sure to let us know what you find, either here or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @oklahomatoday.

Sinking putts and saving kids go together like ice tea and lemonade at the Operation Aware Golf Tournament at Cedar Ridge Country Club. Photo by Ken Kaminaga.

Sinking putts and saving kids go together like ice tea and lemonade at the Operation Aware Golf Tournament at Cedar Ridge Country Club. Photo by Ken Kaminaga.

Fore a Good Cause

Call your caddy and put on your best ugly plaid pants to raise funds during the Operation Aware Golf Tournament at the Cedar Ridge Country Club. Stop by early for breakfast, compete on the beautiful course throughout the morning, break for lunch provided by the Tulsa-based country club, and bid on exclusive items at the silent auction. All proceeds from the tournament and auction go to the educational services provided by Operation Aware at schools in Northeast Oklahoma. August 12. Admission, $350. (918) 582-7884 or operationaware.org.

Spongy Showdown

RYSE Academy of Martial Arts in Woodward is giving parents the night off. While they're out wining and dining, kids will be gearing up for a massive Nerf Wars battle. There will be games, snacks, and Nerf darts whizzing every which way. It's one of the Academy's most popular events of the year and always sells out, so if you'd like a night off while the kids enjoy mock battles, sign up soon! August 16. Tickets, $19.99. (580) 254-2144 or rysemma.com.

A Night with Gill

Feeling “Worlds Apart” from your favorite country star? Then you need a night listening to all-star musician Vince Gill live at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville. Enjoy the twenty-time Grammy-award winner’s vast musical repertoire with chart-topping hits like “Don’t Let Our Love Start Slipping Away,” “Let’s Do Something,” and “Pocket Full of Gold.” You might also hear songs from his latest album, Down to My Last Bad Habit. August 16. Tickets, $65-$160. (800) 653-8000 or ticketmaster.com.

Cowboy Country

From their Old West-style painted album covers to the twangy sound of their music, Flatland Cavalry have fully embraced the cowboy culture of their home state of Texas. Hear hits like “A Good Memory,” “Devil Off My Back,” and “Honeywine” as they take the stage this week in the historic Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa. August 16. Tickets, $18-$33. (877) 987-6487 or ticketfly.com.

Feeling spicy? Head to Jenks for the Salsa Tasting Festival at the Oklahoma Aquarium to test your mettle. Photo by Tessa Robbins.

Feeling spicy? Head to Jenks for the Salsa Tasting Festival at the Oklahoma Aquarium to test your mettle. Photo by Tessa Robbins.

Muy Caliente

The fish are wet and the salsa’s wild as the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks hosts a Salsa Tasting Festival. Guests can try the three categories of salsa, including mild, hot, and “anything goes.” Local salsa makers are competing for your votes! If that’s not hot enough, test your taste buds’ tolerance during the jalapeno eating contest. And check out the tiny pups for in the Chihuahua costume contest. August 17. Admission, $15.95-$19.95. (918) 296-3474 or okaquarium.org.

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