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I can’t believe this weekend will mark the official end of summer. Vacations are over, kids are back to school, and the days are getting shorter. Where did the long lazy days go? But never fear, there are still plenty of exciting things around Tulsa to come! Here a few random things I have in my day planner.
Before the Labor Day weekend comes, there is one last concert at Utica Square’s Summer’s Fifth Night. Pack a picnic dinner and head on over to the upscale shopping center for the amazing jazz tunes of Grady Nichols.
The following weekend, September 6th and 7th, is one that has me so excited I can hardly stand it! The “Gentlemen of the Road” tour is coming to Guthrie, OK (less than 2 hours West of Tulsa) and will include Mumford & Sons, Alabama Shakes and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes. Guthrie is one of only five stopovers this year. I believe tickets are still available to this once-in-a-lifetime music festival, so grab some while you can.
I’m not a foodie (I leave that to Alayna and Kim), so I’m not always up-to-date on the hidden treasures of cuisine. But if you are looking for a new restaurant to break out of your eating-out rut, have I got a place for you – White River Fish Market. Okay, you may be rolling your eyes at me right now, because this place has been around for a loooong time (since 1932!). Though I was raised in the Tulsa area, I had never heard of it so thought it was worth mentioning for any others who have yet to experience this gem. I might be (super) late to the game here, but I’m glad I’m up to speed now, because this past weekend I was treated to the most delicious meal I’ve had in a while. As you may have noticed, Oklahoma is kind of… well, land locked. Fresh fish is hard to come by and a definite treat for seafood lovers around here. White River flys in fish from the coasts and sells it in their family-style restaurant at a very reasonable price. With a charming atmosphere, similar to a greasy spoon, it is located on Pine and Sheridan across from Tulsa International Airport. It has my stamp of approval! And I will be returning.
Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 22nd. Brady Heights Historic District’s Neighborhood Home Tour will be from 11:30 am to 5 pm. Ten homes, including the Brady mansion, and three churches will be featured in this tour. The homes in the neighborhood were built in the early 1900s. The history is fascinating and the architecture is simply beautiful.
While the weather is still nice, I plan on snagging a movie on the lawn at the Guthrie Green on a Thursday night. This week is “The Swimmer” and next is a childhood favorite – “ET”!
What do you have on your End-of-Summer bucket list? We’d love some more ideas to keep the adventure of summer rolling!