Weekly Events Calendar, November 22-28, 2021

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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.

He's baaaaaack! Graham Colton returns to the stage after a 7-year hiatus at The Jones Assembly. Photo courtesy The Social Order

He's baaaaaack! Graham Colton returns to the stage after a 7-year hiatus at The Jones Assembly. Photo courtesy The Social Order

Golden Graham

For seven long years, the music world has been waiting for Oklahoma City’s own Graham Colton to get back on stage and, wouldn’t you know it, he’s doing it on the stage he helped build at The Jones Assembly in OKC’s Film Row. The restaurant/bar/concert venue will host Colton’s homecoming show, including a pre-concert cookout, after party, and that thing in the middle of the two where Colton and his band (along with a few special guests) actually play music. November 24. $35-$55. thejonesassembly.com

Hot Wings

Things are looking bright for Ponca City this holiday season. The Festival of Angels is the city’s month-long holiday light show at a few Poncan locations. Visitors can head to Cann Memorial Gardens, Marland’s Grand Home, the Pioneer Woman Statue, and Lake Ponca Park to see more than 300 light displays, said to be the largest animated Christmas light display in northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas. November 24-December 30. Admission, Free. visitponcacity.com

Work off that cup of hot gravy you downed at the Durant Turkey Chase and help raise awareness of Oklahoma's natural beauty. Photo courtesy Durant Open Spaces

Work off that cup of hot gravy you downed at the Durant Turkey Chase and help raise awareness of Oklahoma's natural beauty. Photo courtesy Durant Open Spaces

Sweating Stuffing

When we talk about Thanksgiving, we often use the word feast to describe one of the most-gluttonous days of the year. Athletes fueled by high-octane turkey gravy and fortified by Vitamin Green Bean Casserole can burn off a bit of the prior day’s indulgences at the fourth annual Durant Turkey Chase. Not only are the 5K and 1-mile fun run a good bit of exercise, but the proceeds from the race benefit Durant Trails and Open Space, a non-profit promoting public awareness of our natural and cultural resources. November 25. Registration, $15-$20. facebook.com

It’s Lit

It’s cold. Or it will be. Winters usually are. So those who’d like to get into holiday spirit without getting into the holiday weather will want to check out Muskogee’s Garden of Lights at Honor Heights Park. This drive-through event will run all the way through to 2022, so getting there doesn’t have to be another stressful part of the season. Watch 1.2 million lights across 130 acres of Oklahoma’s natural splendor. November 25-January 1. Admission, $5-$10. facebook.com/GardenofLightsMuskogee

Join Jason Boland & the Stragglers and plenty of other musical acts for "Leftover Turkey" at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa. Photo by Cameron L. Gott Photography

Join Jason Boland & the Stragglers and plenty of other musical acts for "Leftover Turkey" at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa. Photo by Cameron L. Gott Photography

Stragglers Welcome

Traditions are a wonderful thing. Some people go around the table and say what they’re thankful for. Some families create elaborate centerpieces for their tables. And some of us need to decompress after hearing our families say what they’re thankful for over elaborate centerpieces and head to Tulsa’s famed Cain’s Ballroom for Leftover Turkey Featuring Jason Boland & the Stragglers. For sixteen years, Leftover Turkey has given Okies a musical refuge from Thanksgiving gatherings. November 26. Tickets, $20-$40. cainsballroom.com

Written By
Greg Elwell

Web Editor Greg worked for newspapers, medical research organizations, and government institutions before he joined *Oklahoma Today*. He also is the publisher of the website I Ate Oklahoma.

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