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Dev Diary 11: Welcome to Texas and Oklahoma

Dev Diary 11: Welcome to Texas and Oklahoma
Howdy there partners, and welcome to the Wasteland’s finest rodeo! Down here in Texas and good old Oklahoma, things work differently from the rest of the Wasteland. Oh yes, you see here we’re a fine folk, a refined folk, the kind of people who greet you with smiles and a face-full of buckshot if you even think about whipping out your tire iron. Yes, life here is simple, rustic, and downright apocalyptic...
The region in all its glory!

That’s right Wastelanders, it’s time for another exciting dev diary! Today, we’re focusing on just some of the map changes and additions brought to you by the team. In the coming weeks and months, we’ll reveal more about the factions you see before you, more of our other map changes, and give you some tasty insight into the way things work past the Legion’s border.To begin with though, why don’t we delve deep into the twisted guts of the map itself, and pull back the veil on this beautiful view you’d love to call home.
Aren't provinces beautiful?
Every map expansion begins here, the province map. For this update, a big focus for me was returning to my roots when it came to province design. More small, organic provinces, built up into many states that a great number of nations can occupy. The new playable region brought forth in 3.0 feels as dense and lively as the West Coast, without having nearly as many provinces dotted along its shoreline.
There’s a vast variety of terrain in 3.0, from jungle, to marsh, to plains, urban, and deserts. 3.0 feels and plays like a small microcosm of the larger map, an area rich with lore from a game many people don’t even know about.Before we talk about that, though, let’s take a look at the states.
Dare you count all these states?
If you took the arduous time to count all of that before reading, let’s see if you were right! That’s 96 new states. Oh yes my friends, that’s right, your faithful friend here didn’t stutter now, did I? We’ve got 96 new states for you to control, conquer, and explore in 3.0: and they’re full of interesting characters.Why don’t we get on to that, actually?
In 3.0, we’re representing the lore of the often hated and forgotten Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, as well as it’s cancelled sequel; Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel 2. Many of you may have never heard about these games, let alone played the first, so it’s time for a little history lesson.
After the defeat of Unity, the super mutant army of the Master fractured into many pieces. Two leaders arose from the ashes, and they led large hordes of mutants out of California to greener pastures for plunder and glory. The important one is Attis, who led his new troops to Texas, in an attempt to uncover the secrets of FEV.
A brotherhood detachment had already left to face off against the first mutant general, and with Attis’ departure, another group inside the Western Brotherhood wanted to chase them down. The Council of Elders said no, fearing another disaster like that which had happened to the first group, but ultimately a splinter faction formed.
It was led by none other than High Elder Rhombus, and he led a group of scribes and paladins to chase down the largest super mutant army in the West, forming what would later be known as the “Texas Expedition.”Settling into the heartland of Texas, this new offshoot developed themselves, recruiting from the local population. They ran them through a training course utilising hologram technology, turning them into initiates. One of these initiates became the protagonist of Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, and went on a large journey, tracking Attis all the way to his target destination: the Secret Vault.
The Secret Vault was the holy grail for Attis, a place where the secrets of FEV were laid bare, and the secret headquarters of Vault-Tec. Built under the nose of the US, it was the control centre of all Vault-Tec infrastructure, designed to facilitate what Vault-Tec promised thousands of Americans: a safe life underground. The Vault was equipped with state of the art facilities to conduct unethical experiments, and was staffed by unique robots unlike anything the player had ever seen before, or since.
Attis would eventually turn himself into a true abomination, an amalgamation of flesh and FEV, taking after the Master’s image in a final face-off against the protagonist.
Thus ended Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel 1. We must now go more than a hundred years into the future, a mere decade before OWB starts. The Brotherhood have consolidated their power, but outside threats are pressuring their organisation. Attis Army has split into two halves, led by two mutants respectively. Shale, a die-hard mutant supremacist who wants to reform the Army, and Keats; a super mutant who wishes to create a place in which super mutants and humans live and work together in harmony, free from oppression.
But underneath the surface, a great plot is brewing. Reese, a former member of the Cyphers, a group who despise technology in all its forms, has acquired a broken GECK. This GECK has the ability to mutate anything it touches, twisting the world around it into a mockery of life itself. It is the Corrupted GECK, and Reese has big plans for it. He seeks to destroy the Texan Brotherhood, and plunge the region into chaos.
The protagonist of the cancelled Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel 2 went across Texas, on the hunt for many things, but eventually Reese himself. They entered Lone Star, where they found evidence of his tampering, and scouts of the Legion. They travelled throughout Brotherhood territory, watching as the group was set upon by numerous raider gangs, all coordinated and persuaded by Reese.
They visited Austin, where the tensions between the two super mutant factions was growing. Originally, Keats would always die. You could choose between Shale or Keats, but ultimately, he was always assassinated during a speech. But we decided that was boring. Scarlet (our protagonist of choice) saved Keat’s life, becoming bros for life in the process, and Shale was exiled from Austin alongside his goons.
They then travelled, finally, to The Corpse. Within the ruins of a sunken Corpus Christi, Reese’s lair waited in the harbour, and there a final battle ensued. Everything up until now, barring Keat’s survival, is canon. Now, let’s jump into the juicy OWB fanon.
Ultimately winning the fight, Scarlet took his GECK and hauled it across Texas, travelling a great distance to a remote location, far from large and established communities. She put the GECK down in what was to be its final resting place, and became its guardian and protector. Over the decade, its influence spread, creating a beautiful but deadly blood red canopy of mutant fauna, a place the natives of Texas refer to as Eden. Any and all who enter the twisted jungle without permission wind up dead, victim to the protagonist’s legendary assassination skills.
So, there’s your juicy jet high of lore. Now, how about we get onto the region as a whole in OWB’s 2275? Many nations in Texas and Oklahoma, such as Carbon, Los, Shale's Army, Unity of Austin, Lonestar, the Texan Brotherhood, and others are all based in Fallout lore. Since we’re here, let’s go over them all in some more detail.
Pecos: a collection of settler communities from Mexico, who primarily trade with the RRG and Las Granjas. Having struggled to maintain their independence over the last few decades, recent events have continued to destabilise their peaceful towns.
Los: The Church of the Lost has recovered since the fall of the Secret Vault and the death of their old leader Blake. These survivors from Necropolis hope to live out the remainder of their days seeking nirvana within the hallowed streets of Los.
Carthage: a civilised raider nation built over the ruins of Carthage, a town built atop a gigantic and largely untapped natural gas reserve. They use flame to do everything, from powering their cities to cooking their enemies alive.
Carbon: The town of Carbon has been destroyed and rebuilt many times. Recently the town is on an upswing - yet there are some that worry that the raiders that once destroyed their small town may come back again.
The Pursuant: a vicious hunting lodge of civilised raiders who hunt the greatest monsters the wasteland has to offer, from terrifying, legendary Deathclaws, Horrifying Mirelurk Queens, and the most exclusive game of all: man. Traders must constantly be aware, as they are always on the hunt.
Unity of Austin: led by Keats, the ever charismatic super mutant politician and every man, the Unity of Austin is a staunch ally of the Brotherhood, seeking to create a Wasteland in which mutants and humans live side by side through mutual cooperation.
Houston Rockets: the remnants of NASA and Houston’s entertainment industry made a deal. One side made money off of sports, and the other side used the profits to launch rockets into orbit.
The Patrolmen: a group of “protectors” who patrol the I-10 religiously, fighting off raiders and outside threats, while exploiting the communities who exist under their thumb.
Bayou Motors: a trader nation that specialises in, produces, and sells boats and shipping equipment to most of the Gulf.
Gatormaws: a group of violent tribal communities who’ve made the Bayou their home, and make use of their extensive expertise to raid traders who sail along the Red River.
Desperados: a ghoul cartel who split off the Sinaloa after a brutal coup, they’ve taken up shop in Shreveport, demanding “protection fees” from passing traders, lest they die to “local raiders.”
Assassin City Rollergirls: a raider gang steeped in roller derby culture, they skate around the urban sprawl in atomic skates, cleaving heads and splitting Brotherhood power armour like tin cans.
Tubeheads: a cult of raiders and engineers led by the charismatic Mr. Entertainment, the Wasteland’s only late-night variety show host. Cooking segments, raider gladiatorial combat, special guest interviews, all from the pleasure of your own home: courtesy of the Tubehead’s mandatory TV and satellite installation package.
The Last Lodge: a nation of peaceful settlers, draped in masonic imagery, with an outward focus and an emphasis on community.
Scrappers Compact: an alliance of territorial but loyal junkyard settlers, who make a living out of scavenging and selling valuable scrap to the outside world.
Shale’s Army: a warband of first generation super mutants exclusively, led by Shale, one of Attis’s fiercest commanders. Their hatred for all non super mutants is readily apparent, and they make a living out of claiming the lives of their neighbours, ultimately aiming to rebuild Unity from the ground up.
The Chained Choir: a nation of former inmates; ghouls who were subjected to testing by the US army, for research into the potential psionic implementations of FEV.
The Last Patrol: a regiment of national guard who were directly exposed to a nuclear blast, and now patrol the region around their compound, fiercely protecting the rights and liberties of the communities under their charge.
The Texan Arms Association: a coalition of arms barons and factories in the northern Rio Grande who never fully assimilated. Motivated by dreams of liberty and greed, they sell weapons to anyone, and have continued to destabilise the RRG’s politics since its inception. 3.0 will see the TAA exist on game start, and their association’s bid for independence may be welcomed by some of its neighbours who see it little more than prey.
Painted Rock: a group of noble tribal warriors, unwavering combatants who test their young among jagged rocks, and prove their worth against the Wasteland’s toughest foes.
Cypher Warband: a clan of luddites who hold a deep hatred for the old world, and in particular, the Brotherhood of Steel’s core doctrines. They’ve been fierce opponents for decades, but during the events of the cancelled Brotherhood of Steel 2, they disowned their most extreme member—Reese—who left in an attempt to destroy their archenemy once and for all.
Lubbock: a settler community of ghouls and humans, attempting to work together despite their differences. Supported by the Lubbock Expedition, a military effort by Lone Star to secure the highways across Lubbock’s territory, securing their border and reaping the economic benefits of the partnership.
The Ironmongers: a group of mutants who’ve taken over former TAA factories, regularly plundering their gunsmith neighbours. Unlike many other mutants, they construct massive vehicles of brutal machinery, backed up by giant guns and the strength of iron. They’re feared by many, and their iconic “Battlewagons” bring terror and destruction in their wake.
Eden: lead by Scarlet, a protagonist from the protagonist of the cancelled game "Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel 2", who dragged Reese’s GECK from The Corpse to a remote location, to contain the spread of its taint from the outside world, and all who would covet its ruinous strength.
Lone Star: the largest trade hub in Texas, all traders pass along its roads and through the gates of its capital city. Its emphasis on sustainable partnerships, justice, and profit have made it a veritable Wasteland boomtown.
Texan Brotherhood: a brotherhood outfit who’s roots stemmed from a desire to crush Attis once and for all, in 2275 the Brotherhood look entirely different to their counterparts out west. Civilised, peaceful, just: they seek moral victories over material, a direction some among their ranks find fault with.
The First People: the combined nations of the Choctaw, Cherokee, and Chickasaw-Muscogee Coalition have banded together in an alliance, protecting one-another from outside threats and developing their communities in a Wasteland sorely lacking hope. Many of them emerged from vaults, and they rebuilt the casinos, infrastructure, and social venues that made their little corner of Oklahoma the darling it was. In 2275, beyond New Vegas, the Big Spend is the premiere destination for tourists, traders, and soldiers looking to experience the best service in the Wasteland. Live music, tasty food, refreshing drinks, and refurbished hotels continue to entice visitors year after year.
In the words of everyone’s favourite doctor, “Well, that’s all she wrote.” Our dev diary has wrapped up, and boy, what a diary it was! What did you think? Are you excited for what you’ve seen of 3.0? Got any thoughts, comments, or suggestions to share? Let us know in the comments below, or on our Discord!
Mapping is a labour of love, and I love doing it. Take care during this difficult time for all of us, and stay safe and healthy!
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Deadwood the Movies
Death Wish Willis
dESPICABLE mE 3
Detective Pikachu
Deuce S1
die hard
Disaster Artist
Disobedience
Dog's way home
Dora And the Lost City of Gold
Downtown Abbey The Movie
Drive
Dunkirk
Early Man
Edge of Seventeen
EDWARD Scissorhands
Eight Grade
Equalizer 2
Fantastic Beasts 2 Crimes of Grindlewald
The Favourite
Ferdinand
Fight Club
First Man HD
First Reformed
Florida Project
Free Fire
Game of Thrones S8 iTunes
Gemini Man
Ghostbusters II
Godzilla King of the Monsters
Good Time
Goosebumps
Grand Budapest Hotel
Greatest Showman
Green Book HD
Green Mile
Green Room
Grinch '18
Hellboy (2019)
Her
Hereditary
High Life
Hobbs & Shaw
Holmes and Watson
Hostiles
Hot Fuzz
How To Talk To Girls At Parties
Hunger Games
Hurricane Heist
I can only Imagine
If Beale Street Could Talk
If Beale Street Could Talk
Imperium
In a Valley of Violence
Instant Family
Interstellar
Isle of dogs
Isn't it romantic
It 1990
It Comes At Night
Jarhead: Law Of Return
Jaws
Jigsaw
John Wick 1 + 2
Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park 2 The Lost World
Jurassic Park 3
Jurassic World
Justice League: Doom
Justice League: Gods & Monsters
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
Kid Who Would Be King
Kidnap
Killer Elite (iTunes)
Killers Anonymous
Killing of a Sacred Deer
Kubo
Lady Bird
Lady Mac
LAST SAMURAI
Lean on Pete
Leatherface
Legend of Tarzan
Lego Batman Family Matters
Lego Batman
Lego Flash
The Lighthouse
Little
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Loving
Lowriders
Mad Max
MAD MAX 1980
Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome
Magnificent Seven (1960)
MALEFICENT Mistress of Evil
Man Who Invented Christmas:
Marwen
Mary Queen of Scots HD
Megan Leavey
MIB 3
MIDNIGHT Special
Midsommar
Minions
Miss Bala
Missing Link
Mortal Engines
Mummy (1932)
MY LEFT FOOT
My Little Pony
Neighbors iTunes
Night Before
Night Hunter
Nightcrawler
Oceans 8
Oklahoma!
Old Man & The Gun
On the Basis of sex
Once Upon a Deadpool
Overboard
Overcomer
ParaNorman
Patti Cake$
Peppermint (iTunes)
Planes Trains and Automobiles
Pokemon Detective Pikachu
Possession of Hannah Grace
The Post
Prayer Before Dawn
Prisoners
Psycho:
Pulp Fiction
Purge
Purge Anarchy 2
Purge Election Year 3
Race
Red 2
Regression
Resident Evil Retribution
Rick And Morty - Season 3
Rocketman
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Room
rosemarys baby (miniserires)
Se7en
Serenity 2005
Shaft
Shape of Water
Siberia
Sicario
Silence
Sisters Brothers
Skyfall
Slow West
Smallfoot
Sorry to bother You
Southside with You
Speed MA HD:
Spider Man 2
Spider Man Trilogy
Spider-Man 1
Into the Spiderverse
Spinning Man
Split
Spotlight
Spring Breakers
Strangers: Prey at Night
Stray
Stronger
Stuber HD
Super Troopers 2
SUSPIRIA
Swiss Army Man
Ted 2
Teen Titans Go to the Movies
Thank You For Your Service -
The Goldfinch
The Predator (2018) HD
The Sound of Music
The Walking Dead S9
Three billboards outside Ebbing Missouri
Three Kings
Toy Story 4
Traffik
Trainwreck
True Blood Complete Series Vudu
True Detective S3
True Grit (1960)
Trumbo
Truth or Dare
Tulip Fever
Tusk
Ugly Dolls
Underworld awakening
Upgrade
Veep Final Season
Vice
Vice
Vox Lox
Welcome to Marwen
Westworld S1
Where is Kyra
While We're Young
Winchester
Wind River
Wizard of Oz
Wonder Park
wonder wheel
Wonder Woman Bloodlines
Woodshock
X-Men Dark Phoenix
You Were Never Really Here
You're Next
Requests
Joker
Gemini Man
Zombieland Double Tap
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Things to Do - Jan 31-Feb 2

Weekly posts are baaaack! This is the catch-up post to bring us into February and you can look for posts on Sunday nights for the upcoming week.
If you liked the monthly list, the link to it is in the Other Things to Do Links at the bottom of this list. As always, please share events I missed in the comments of this thread.

Multi-day Weekend Events

Dallas Boat Expo | Jan 31-Feb 2 | | Market Hall | $12
Salome Opera-in-Concert | Jan 31, Feb 2 | Meyerson Symphony Center | $49 - $169
Star Wars, Parody & Pop Culture Free 3 Day Art Event | Jan 31-Feb 2 | Dallas Marriott | Free
Alice in Wonderland Free 3 Day Art Event | Jan 31-Feb 2 | Dallas Marriott | Free
My Hero Convention: Texas Smash | Jan 31-Feb 2 | Irving Convention Center |$25 and up
Anime Dallas | Jan 31-Feb 2 | Esports Stadium Arlington & Expo Center | $60 Weekend Pass
Cirque Italia Water Circus | Jan 30-Feb 2 | Town East Mall, Mesquite | $25 and up
Helen Hong | Jan 30-Feb 2 | Hyena’s Dallas | Free Thursday with RSVP, $15 and up
Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo | Til Feb 8 | Will Rogers Memorial Ctr, Fort Worth | $12 & up

Local Exhibits

Red Lanterns in Neiman Marcus Court at NorthPark Center through Feb 8
Red Lantern Display at Galleria Dallas Ice Rink through Feb 10
Lucha Libre 2020 at Oak Cliff Cultural Center through Feb 15
Kinsey Collection at the African American Museum through March 1
Violence and Defiance at the Dallas Museum of Art through March 8
Punk Noir at South Dallas Cultural Center through March 21
Ruckus Rodeo at The Modern, Fort Worth through March 29
Barry X Ball: Remaking Sculpture at the Nasher Sculpture Center through April 19
Hip Squares at The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art through April 26
Beili Liu: One and Another at Crow Museum of Asian Art through August 16

Local Theatre

Imagine Broadway | Jan 30-Feb 1 | Theatre Three
Zombie, Dearest | Jan 3 - Feb 15 | Pocket Sandwich Theatre
The Drowsy Chaperone | Jan 30 - Feb 23 | Firehouse Theater, Farmers Branch
Sherlock Holmes and the Portal of Time | Jan 9 - Feb 1 | Rover Dramawerks, Plano
Frank-N-Friend | Jan 31 - Feb 16 | Casa Mañana, Fort Worth
To Be Young, Gifted & Black | Jan 24 - Feb 23 | Jubilee Theatre, Fort Worth
Ada and the Engine | Jan 9 to Feb 9 | Stage West, Fort Worth

Daily Things to Do - Jan 31-Feb 2


Friday, 1/31
Friday Night Stand-Up: Paul Varghese at Dallas Comedy House
Tayla Parx at House of Blues
Lloyd Cole: From Rattlesnakes to Guesswork 2020 Tour at The Kessler
Beat Root Revival at Poor David’s Pub
Maldita Vecindad at The Bomb Factory
Prospère, A Photo-Art Exhibit Charity Gala at Hall Arts Hotel
Delfos Danza Contemporánea at Winspear Opera House
Cheat Codes Live Performance at Theory (Uptown)
Michael Salgado at New West Dallas
The Kingston Trio at Arlington Music Hall
Piano Battle at Eisemann Center, Richardson
Chaka Khan at Winstar World Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma
Today is National Hot Chocolate Day - check your news and social media sources for specials!

Saturday, 2/1
Dallas Mavericks vs. Atlanta Hawks at American Airlines Center
Free First Saturdays at the Nasher Sculpture Center
Crow Museum's 21st annual Chinese New Year Festival at NorthPark Center Canceled
The Stuff 35mm (film) + Live Music from Nervous Curtains & Black Taffy at Texas Theatre
Letters To My Beginnings at Clarence Muse Cafe Theater, Black Academy of Arts and Letters
The Blvd – A Scale Model Lowrider Show at Deep Ellum Art Co
The Fab Four - The Ultimate Tribute at The Majestic
Paula Atherton & Julian Vaughn at Bishop Arts Theatre Center
CRUEligans at Granada Theater
Emo Nite Dallas at Lizard Lounge
A Giant Dog at Three Links
Netherfriends at Ruins
Paper Piel by Jimena Bermejo & Chris Brokaw at the Latino Cultural Center,
Frost Fest at Ranchview High School, Irving
Neal McCoy at Arlington Music Hall
Pat Green at Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth

Sunday, 2/2
It’s Groundhog Day!
Groundhog Day Sunrise Ceremony with Arboretum Annie at the Dallas Arboretum
Hookah & Mimosas at The Island Spot
The Sweet Lillies at Deep Ellum Art Co
Electric Guest at Trees
Industry Night at Punk Society
Sunday Social at Gator’s Dallas
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice (film) at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Super Bowl LIV
San Fran 49ers vs. KC Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
Watch Parties
Big Game Watch Party at The Rustic (Facebook link)
Three Links Super Chili Bowl VI at Three Links
The BIG Game Watch Party 2020 at Gas Monkey Live
Super Bowl Tailgate Party at Hero
Big Game Watch Party at Happiest Hour!
Big Game Watch Party at Granada Theater
Big Game Watch Party at Scout (Statler Hotel)
49ers v. Chiefs Watch Party at Legacy Hall
Bulla Gastrobar, Plano
Big Game Day Watch Party at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels Dallas-Richardson
Super Bowl Watching Party + Buffet at Cool River, Irving
Big Game Bash 54 Watch Party at Texas Live!, Arlington
Today is National Tater Tot Day - check your news and social media sources for specials!

Other Lists of Things to Do:

Culture Map Dallas Calendar
Plan Your Week from Dallas Voice, The Premier Media Source for LGBT Texas
Do214 Top Picks
This Week’s Beer Events from BeerInBigD.com
Dallas News Events (This page is not paywalled.)
If you liked seeing the whole month in advance, click here to see it on inBigD.com.
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What's happening around town (Wed, Feb 26th - Tue, Mar 3rd)

Tulsa's event list.

Wednesday, Feb 26th

Thursday, Feb 27th

  • Caleb Fellenstein (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - Catoosa) Start Time: 4:00pm
  • Daniel Chesser (The Hunt Club - Tulsa)
  • The Dean DeMerritt Trio (Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame - Tulsa) Start Time: 8:00pm Dean DeMerritt with his Jazz trio at Duet! Purchase tickets here.
  • DJ Queen Jessen (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - Catoosa) Start Time: 5:00pm
  • DJ Whit (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - Catoosa) Start Time: 7:00pm
  • Dueling Pianos (Hyatt Regency Hotel - Tulsa)
  • Footloose (Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center - Broken Arrow) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 7:30pm BAHS Drama presents "Footloose" Feb 27 - March 1! Tickets are on sale now. And the best part is you can buy tickets online at https://www.showtix4u.com/events/16313. Limited number of reserved seating available. Buy your tickets today! For more information call our box office at 918-259-5778
  • The Freshmen (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - Catoosa) Start Time: 7:00pm
  • 🎭 Howard Jones Acoustic Trio (The Vanguard - Tulsa) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • Play in the Fantasy Realm: Imaginary Friends (Oklahoma Center for the Humanities - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:00pm Play in the Fantasy Realm: Young Children's Relationships with Imaginary Companions Join us for an evening with Tracy Gleason, a developmental psychologist studying relationships, real and imagined, with a focus on young children's imaginary companions. Dr. Gleason will talk about the ways in which children interact with imaginary friends and…
  • 😂 Rob Little (Loony Bin - Tulsa) Thru Sat, Feb 29th
  • Running On Empty (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - Catoosa) Start Time: 7:00pm
  • Story Time (Gathering Place - Tulsa) Start Time: 4:00pm Fall in love with the magic found in children's books! Join us every Thursday at 4 p.m. and every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in ONEOK Boathouse for Story Time from guest readers.
    Guest Reader Schedule Saturday, Jan. 25th - Gathering Place Education Team
    February Guest Readers: Saturday, February 1 - Gathering Place Education Team Thursday,…
  • TCC Music Department Concert (VanTrease PACE - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:00pm Tags: Concert Free Music Southeast Campus VanTrease PACE Share
  • 🎭 William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (Chapman Theatre - Tulsa) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 8:00pm Purchase tickets online at utulsa.edu/tutheatre Adults: $15 Seniors Citizens (55+): $8 Students not from TU: $8 High School Students: 1 free ticket with school ID, otherwise $8 TU Faculty/Staff: $6 TU Students: Free opening night, otherwise $6

Friday, Feb 28th

  • 70s/80s Throwback Night (Dennis R Neill Equality Center - Tulsa) Start Time: 6:30pm Your favorite gay disco is back open. Its time to have a ball. We have so much to learn about our history and such an exciting way to interact with it at OKEQ's Throwback Night: 70s/80s Edition. Join us for this FREE, all ages event with specialty drinks and cocktails, curated music, and all sorts of historical documents from Oklahoma's LGBTQ+…
  • Aaron Lewis-Acoustic Songs & Stories (Brady Theater - Tulsa) Start Time: 8:00pm Aaron Lewis - Acoustic Songs & Stories 7pm Doors / 8pm Show On Sale Fri 11/1 10am
  • Andrew Harmon (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - Catoosa) Start Time: 5:30pm
  • Asphalt Cowboys (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - Catoosa) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • Brandon Clark (The Hunt Club - Tulsa)
  • DJ 2 Legit (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - Catoosa) Start Time: 6:30pm
  • DJ Demko (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - Catoosa) Start Time: 6:00pm
  • DJ Mib (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - Catoosa) Start Time: 7:00pm
  • Footloose (Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center - Broken Arrow) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 7:30pm BAHS Drama presents "Footloose" Feb 27 - March 1! Tickets are on sale now. And the best part is you can buy tickets online at https://www.showtix4u.com/events/16313. Limited number of reserved seating available. Buy your tickets today! For more information call our box office at 918-259-5778
  • 🍴 Gilcrease After Hours: Memories & Inspiration (FREE Admission) (The Gilcrease Museum - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:00pm Join us for an evening of cocktails and culture in celebration of our exhibition MEMORIES & INSPIRATION: THE KERRY AND C. BETTY DAVIS COLLECTION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART. Admission is FREE! Schedule and details to come. This program is funded in part by Oklahoma Humanities (OH) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views,…
  • 🎓 Jake Hertzog Trio (Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame - Tulsa) Start Time: 8:00pm Jake Hertzog is a critically acclaimed guitarist, composer and educator whose career to-date has spanned nine albums as bandleader across jazz, rock and classical new music styles. He has toured throughout the U.S., Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and India and performed and recorded with a diverse cadre of artists including Randy…
  • Long Live Vaporwave with BabyBlue (Bar 46 - Tulsa) Start Time: 9:30pm
  • Madama Butterfly (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) Thru Sun, Mar 1st Giacomo Puccini’s beloved "Madama Butterfly" comes to Tulsa during the Tulsa Opera's 2019-2020 season.…
  • 🎓 Memory Gala 2020 (Cox Business Center - Tulsa) Start Time: 5:30pm Alzheimer’s Association Tulsa presents "Memory Gala" to celebrate the impact and opportunity this milestone presents with a night centered around the Alzheimer's Association's goal to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias by 2025.
  • Nightingale - EP Release Show (The Vanguard - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:30pm
  • 🏆 Oral Roberts vs. Incarnate Word (Mabee Center - Tulsa) Start Time: 3:00pm Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs. Incarnate Word Cardinals First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. All tickets are buy one get one free. Tickets available online at MabeeCenter.com, over-the-phone at 918-495-6000, or in-person at the Mabee Center Ticket Office.
  • 😂 Rob Little (Loony Bin - Tulsa) 1 day left
  • Steller Ascent (The Shrine - Tulsa) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • Tanner Miller & The Contraband (The Colony - Tulsa) Start Time: 10:00pm
  • 🍴 Teacher Happy Hour (Philbrook Downtown - Tulsa) Start Time: 6:00pm Oklahoma teachers are invited to drop in for a happy hour before our Women Who Changed Art (And a BIG Reveal!) event (free for Members, ticket required). Come meet up with other area teachers, talk shop, or just relax and grab a drink. Enjoy food, a cash bar, art, the incomparable Philbrook gardens, and best of all, other teachers. FREE for…
  • 🍴 Vinyl Happy Hour (The Colony - Tulsa) Start Time: 4:00pm Bring your favorite vinyl to spin on our house sound system
  • Weekend All Stars (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - Catoosa) Start Time: 9:00pm
  • 🎭 William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (Chapman Theatre - Tulsa) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 8:00pm Purchase tickets online at utulsa.edu/tutheatre Adults: $15 Seniors Citizens (55+): $8 Students not from TU: $8 High School Students: 1 free ticket with school ID, otherwise $8 TU Faculty/Staff: $6 TU Students: Free opening night, otherwise $6
  • 🎨 Women Who Changed Art (And a BIG Reveal!) (Philbrook Downtown - Tulsa) Start Time: 6:30pm Women have made major contributions to the history of art, and yet are rarely in the spotlight. Join Bridget Quinn (author of "Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History") and Philbrook curators as they discuss the significant impact of women artists throughout history and unveil new additions to Philbrook’s collection by women…

Saturday, Feb 29th

  • Madama Butterfly (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) 1 day left Giacomo Puccini’s beloved "Madama Butterfly" comes to Tulsa during the Tulsa Opera's 2019-2020 season.…
  • 😂 Rob Little (Loony Bin - Tulsa) Last Day
  • Trolls LIVE! (BOK Center - Tulsa) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 10:00am

Sunday, Mar 1st

  • 😂 Josh And Chuck After Dark (Loony Bin - Tulsa)
  • Madama Butterfly (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) Last Day Giacomo Puccini’s beloved "Madama Butterfly" comes to Tulsa during the Tulsa Opera's 2019-2020 season.…
  • Trolls LIVE! (BOK Center - Tulsa) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 10:00am

Monday, Mar 2nd

I was unable to find any published events for Mar 2nd.

Tuesday, Mar 3rd

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DEMOLITION DAYS, Part 47

continuing
As I was picking myself up off the shooter’s shack floor, I glanced over to the TV.
The ballplayers were all wandering around the field, looking skyward. Evidently, there was this hellacious explosion…even the television sports commentators were speculating as to what happened.
Whoops.
I looked out into the quarry. The wall that I had charged had receded some 75 feet.
There was rather a large amount of shattered, blasted dolomitic limestone now in the quarry. Enough, I found out later, for a full month’s worth of orders.
We never did find the blasting mats. I think they sort of evaporated.
Luckily, the quarry is essentially an open amphitheater in plan view; basically a big hole in the ground with vertical limestone walls. The shockwave of the blast that didn’t spend itself shattering the limestone into which it was housed, blew out laterally, hit the opposite quarry wall, rebounded, and then dispersed, rather energetically, vertically upward.
I set off car alarms for a 20 block radius.
There were no broken home windows, as the lion’s share of the shock wave was redirected upward.
Good thing there were no low flying zeppelins or dirigibles in the area...
I waited the requisite time to allow for any loafers. There were none, so I jumped into the nearest wheel loader and began clearing the quarry floor. Hell, I had to so I could open the front gate.
As I was clearing the floor, making pile number eight of the loose rock I had liberated, I heard the characteristic whoop-whoop of emergency vehicles.
I parked the wheel loader, opened the front gate, and raised the green flag. That was enough blasting for one day.
A few minutes later, three police cars zoom into the site. Two were local city cops, and one was a state trooper.
“Hi, guys!” I waved, “Nice day, innit?”
“Doctor Rock! We should have known.” One of the local boys groaned.
“Hey, I did call you beforehand, as per procedure,” I said.
Polack the cop walks up, just knowing I was responsible. “Yeah, but we didn’t figure on you terrorizing the entire city.”
“Polack! How goes it?” I asked.
The other local cop and the state trooper look to Polack, “You know this maniac?”
“Oh, hell yeah. For years. Don’t worry, the good doctor is mostly harmless.” He chuckles.
“Damn. OK. I guess everything’s OK. Just no more shooting today, please, Doctor. It’s going to take hours to calm everyone down.” He laments.
“Yes, sir. I’m done for the day.” I reply, snickering slightly.
The one local and state trooper depart, shaking their heads in amazement. This left Polack to follow me over to the shooter’s shack to mooch a cigar and whatever else he can find.
“Jesus Hula-Dancing Christ, Rock. What the hell was that? I was all the way out in Whitewatosa and heard you.” He asks as he sneakily snakes a smoke out of my case.
“Just some common chemicals in the proper proportions.” I snicker.
“Which were?” he asks.
I go in the back of the shed and toss him an empty container of one of the parts of the binaries I used. He catches it, reads the label, and drops it like a live grenade.
“Binaries? Fuck! Like what you used at the tower?” he asks.
“Yep. I used just a little more.” I reply.
“Little more? Damn, as I said, we’ve been briefed on the stuff. This shit’s nasty.” He shakes his head.
“Yeah. Fun, too.” I reply.
Polack grabs a Sprechler’s Cream Soda out of the fridge as I opt for a cold Cream Ale and shot of potato juice. Hell, I was done for the day, so…
We sit around and have a chat, just shooting the shit, as it were. Manly topics, so the conversation eventually steered over to guns.
“Hey!” Polack remembers, “That’s right! You fucking owe me. Let me borrow that fucking cannon you carry. I want to show the chief a thing or two.”
“Yeah, that’s right”, I agree, “When do you need it?”
“This Friday, after shift. It’s the monthly qualifiers for us.” He notes.
“Are pyromaniacs allowed in?” I ask.
“To observe? Sure. To shoot? Nope. Insurance regulations.” He says.
“What time?” I continue.
“1800 hours.” He tells me.
“I’ll be there. I’ll bring my gun and an assortment of loads. Hey, this could be fun!” I evilly smile.
“Doctor. You’re doing that thing again. You’re grinnin’ like a shithouse rat. You know how much that scares me. Stop it.” He pleads.
“No worries. Friday at 1800 hours.” I reply, grinning.
Polack slurps down his Sprechlers, snitches another stogie, and squeals out of the quarry in a cloud of dense dolomitic dust.
I arrive back at our flat, after stopping for two frozen custard Turtle Sundaes, to go. I give one to an appreciative wife and I ask her about her day.
“Oh, went shopping with Oma. Got the cutest shoes, and a new purse, and…oh well, never mind. You’ll see.”
Between bites of Turtle Sundae, she asks how my day went.
“Oh, my dear. I had a real blast.” I replied, not lying in the least.
Monday, after my first classes, I’m back in the faculty lounge, savoring a Greenland Coffee.
There was the usual instructor chatter when Dean Vermiculari walks in.
“Good morning, Dean!” I say. “Care for a sit-down and a coffee?”
“Good morning, Doctor Rock. Yes, please to both.” He replies.
I fix us both a fresh Greenland Coffee and return to our table. I hand him one and sit down to savor my soupçon.
“How was your weekend?” I ask the Dean of the College.
“Oh, very nice. Had a fine time catching some perch and crappie out on Lake Genever. I see you had a victorious weekend as well. Twice.” He smiles.
“Twice?” I asked.
“Well, your handling of the tower demolition made all the papers. Very, very well done, Doctor. I congratulate you.” He smiles.
“Thank you, Dean. That means a lot. Just doing what I can with what I’ve got. But twice?” I replied.
“It wasn’t front-page news, but I saw there was some, well, let us just say, ‘energetic activity’ out at the Silurian reef limestone quarry yesterday.” He grinned.
“Oh, yes. I had a job to do and well, as I always say: ‘Nothing succeeds like excess.” I smile back.
“Quite. This beverage you’ve created is really rather extraordinary, Doctor. Again, I thank you.” He tips his mug my direction in the age-old Midwestern salute.
“It’s a little recipe I picked up on my last expedition to the northlands. I grew rather fond of the concoction.” I replied.
“Ah, I see. Marvelous.” He smiles.
“Thank you, Dean. High praise indeed.” I reply.
“Which leads me to…ah, Doctor Rock. I have another favor to impose upon you.” He says, all serious.
“Yes, Dean? How can I be of service?” I ask.
“We, as you no doubt know, have many, many fine extractive mineral company connections. We actually receive quite a large amount of funding and endowments from them. They recruit here extensively for our young geoscientists. Now, since Dr. Pataariki has left for industry himself, I would like to appoint you as the College of Natural Sciences corporate liaison.” He explains.
“Indeed?” I replied, too stunned for words for once.
“Yes, indeed.” He continues, “It will require travel, mostly domestic, and delivering symposia at various companies on differing extractive geological subjects. You will also serve as host and university coordinator when they are present on recruiting tours. There will, of course, be additional remuneration to accompany the added responsibilities.”
I slurped my coffee, thinking furiously.
“Could I please first discuss it with my wife before I answer?” I ask.
“Oh, Doctor. Of course, of course. Take your time. I will not require a reply until… tomorrow.” He smiles, finishes his coffee, thanks me again, and toddles out.
“Yow, Es!” I exclaim, “This is one hell of an opportunity. It’s never before been offered to a junior professor. This will cement my tenure-track. It’s going to be a bitch with time, though. What do you think I should do?”
“Well, Rock, honey, I think you should do…” Es begins.
“No! None of that ‘do what you think is best’ stuff. I want your own thoughts, just like when I decided to go after my doctorate.” I explained.
“OK, then.” Esme looks all serious like she’s going to deliver a bipartisan political speech.
“Yes.” She says, firmly
“That’s it?” I ask.
“Yep. You asked I answered. We’ll make it work. We always do. You can’t let the Dean down. You will accept tomorrow without fear or qualms of your wife’s hesitations, of which I harbor none.” Esme proclaims.
“Did I ever tell you of the myriad reasons I love you so?” I ask.
The next morning I meet with Dean Vermiculari. He’s pleased that I accept and hands over to me the charter. Then the lists of company representatives, their contact information, and some other secret stuff that I can’t divulge right yet.
A raft of oil companies will be coming in the late spring semester, so I need to contact each and every one to solidify dates, times and positions for which they’re recruiting. But that’s for then, I have something more proximal for now.
I have a Friday appointment with Polack the cop at the town police shooting range.
I arrive spot on time with my Casull .454 Magnum pistol, in its carry bag, along with a small duffel crammed with Pyrodex, Tannerite, and selection of specialty loads I had Herman the German, the inveterate gunsmith, create.
Herman the German, his actual sobriquet, was this incredible gunsmith, craftsman, and all-around artillery specialist. Have any sort of problem with a rifle, shotgun, or pistol? See Herman. Gun holding too high? See Herman. Barrel warped? See Herman. Need solid gold projectiles for a certain one-off job? See Herman.
Herman the German can sort it out.
Just never ask him: “How?”
“Ach! I’ve lived so long to learn, and you want it free? I’ll fix it, you pay, but I am only one knowing how!”
Herman was a cranky old Kraut, and has lived here for as long as anyone can remember. Even my Grandfather had deferred to Herman when he had some particularly delicate machining operation that need special attention and was unique.
As far as anyone knew, Herman had no family, but was never at a loss for friends. He was one of the most popular, and well known, but still oddly really unknown, kind of mysterious, old bastards in the entire community.
Herman the German liked me because I could obtain for him certain high-energy things he couldn’t. All were entirely legal, but some were sort of out there in the gray zone.
He also liked that I was educated, as he held education in the highest esteem. He also liked that I was of German extraction myself.
I often made it a point to drop by with odd and unusual high-octane potables while never expecting anything in return other than a story or a shared cigar.
Herman created some special loads for my .454 Magnum, which he prized.
“I like your gun, Doctor Rock, it is so big! I can still see well enough to build things for it.” He told me one day over cheroots and Schnapps.
Herman was a character to be certain. It must have been the pixie in him to dream up some of the specialty rounds he created for me to share with the local constabulary.
He lived out in the county by himself in an old farmhouse. He had a full machine shop in his basement, complete with forge, metal handling equipment, and a firing test range.
He handed back my .454, rather solemnly.
“Doctor, I am afraid to say I couldn’t test all the special rounds I’ve created for you. I need to patch the hole in the cinder blocks in the downstairs range. Your gun punched right through the back…” he apologized.
Now, Herman does all sorts of work on the local’s deer rifles, the police’s ordinance and has even worked some with the Baja Canada National Guard. Some of the little novelties he’s dreamed up for me are the first to escape his homemade basement test range.
I felt oddly honored.
After proving who I was to the nice range officer, I looked around trying to find Polack.
“It’s 1550. Where the hell is Polack? I wondered.
“Rock! Over here.” Polack calls to me.
He motions me outside to the police department’s tactical outdoor range. I had thought all along he was referring to the indoors police target range. This might pose some problems.
The tactical range was a series of clapboard shacks, all setup and designed to represent some downtrodden urban inter-city landscape. There were a couple of junked cars, broken sidewalks, storefronts, houses, bus stops…in short, all things necessary to replicate the seediest sections of a settlement where malefactors live and breed.
The cops all run around this range, shooting at bad guy pop-up cut-outs and avoid the not-bad-guy pop-up cut-outs. They’ve got music blaring, firecrackers going off, all trying to re-create a shady deeply urban environment. Points are awarded by the accuracy of fire on the run, time to maneuver the course, and the ability of not gunning down innocent bystanders.
It is not the best place to test a .454 Cusall. This hand cannon recoils like a fundamentalist Christian being solicited for donations to Anton LaVey, shoots flames and incandescent gasses like Smaug after a hard night of drinking and a stop at the Taco Bell buffet, is louder than a dime-store Karen demanding to see a Manager, and more powerful than a Ghost Pepper suppository.
To quote Joe Piscopo: “It shoots through schools.” Especially faux-schools made of plywood.
A .32 or .38 cop special is the correct weapon here; even a 9mm is a little heavy. Enough power to make a serious dent, easy on control, light on the recoil…a good tactical weapon.
But, nothing succeeds like excess.
Polack’s Chief is running around, capping off his ‘big ol’ .44 Magnum, and making the valley echo. He punches considerable holes in the pop-up cut-outs, but has such a hard time handling the recoil, his score is barely passable.
Polack runs his test with his standard 9mm sidearm and qualifies easily. However, he’s nowhere near done with his Chief yet.
I suggest to Polack we have a shoot-off. And since a .44 Magnum bullet ‘is so close to a .454 Magnum’, which it isn’t…the .454 Casull generates nearly 85% more recoil energy than the .44 Magnum; that we’d need something other than holes punched in plywood to judge the efficacy of each.
We are literally just down the road from Max Yazzer’s farm and market. They’re the place you go for your Halloween jack-o-lantern. However, now, he has a surplus of melons.
I think you can see where this is headed…
I borrow Polack’s personal conveyance and run down to Max’s farm. I return with a trunk-load of elderly, overripe, cheap as chips, melons. Watermelons, Honeydews, Musks, and Casabas.
We place them in strategic areas on the course, five for the Chief to find, and five for Polack.
A .44 vs. a .454 melon-wise results in pretty much the same sort of mess: high-velocity fruit spatter. Although, the Chief was very impressed by the report of the .454. So, after running the tactical-melon course, clear demarcation of a winner was elusive.
OK, OK, clever dicks. How about this? A standing shoot-off? We’ll set up 3 melons each at 30, 20, and 10 yards. Beginning at 30 yards, your time will be until you take out all three melons. But, they’re not going to be in a straight line, we’re going to make them somewhat camouflaged. You will stand in one small demarcated area, hunt those miscreant melons, and bring them to justice. Fastest time and greatest display wins, as determined by the Police Peanut Gallery.
Polack and the Chief agree.
The Chief goes first and dispatches the melons, with a fair amount of spatter, in 15.3 seconds.
Not bad.
Polack is next. He wipes out all the melons and creates some thoroughly impressive displays with Herman’s ‘special’ rounds. Normal ballistics for the .454 are, for a 250 grain (16 g) bullet, a muzzle velocity of over 2,400 feet per second, developing up to 2,800 ft-lb of energy.
Herman’s hot loads are double that.
Polack wins the day on impressive high-velocity melon distribution, but misses, so close, with a time of 17.0 seconds.
Recoil’s a bitch.
Then there are Herman’s ‘specialties’.
The Chief is duly impressed and even comments that his ears are ringing even with the ear protectors. He asks to inspect the weapon. He is even more than duly impressed.
Polack knows what’s up and asks the Chief if he’d like to give a whirl.
Of course, the Chief can’t back down.
Polack loads the .454 with 5 of Herman’s specialties: hollow-point rounds loaded hot, compressed, and tipped with alkaline earth metals, like metallic sodium and metallic potassium…
We set up the nastiest, glorpiest, just barely-holding-together, overripe, laced with Tannerite (an impact-actuated low-explosive) watermelon at the ‘Concealed Carry’ distance of 5 meters.
We slowly fade back into the distance to avoid the inevitable ‘Gallagher reaction’.
The Chief fires one, and just nicks the top of the melon. Don’t laugh, with the type of recoil and heft of the sidearm, and tensing up in anticipation, it’s easy to be off the mark initially.
The second round impacts dead-center. Now, alkaline earth metals and water don’t get along really well. In fact, their relationship is explosive. Especially explosive when delivered at 2,900 feet per second.
The Chief catches a huge smattering of vitamin-packed watermelony back blast goo.
He’s not entirely happy. He looks positively grisly with all that blown-up melon schmoo on his nice, neat uniform.
He returns my gun and bans me from ever showing up at the police range again.
Polack is on traffic duty for the next month.
He figures it was well worth it.
Back at the flat, Esme is shaking her head and wondering if I’ll ever grow up.
“I may grow old, but I’ll never grow up.” I reply.
I see I have several missed phone calls. Ah, me; no rest for the weary. Back to company-university liaison duties.
After I had contacted these companies, I receive no less than 12 requests for symposia, talks, and seminars to be given to various level of industrial scientific employees in their respective companies.
I am now slated to give academic conferences on stratigraphy, sedimentology, and seismic structural geology to different companies in Houston, Oklahoma City, Denver, Casper, Corpus Christi, New Orleans, and Tulsa. In the next 12 weeks, I’ll be giving no less than 8 talks in seven cities.
I speak with Dean Vermiculari on how best to handle the situation. He understands and appoints two graduate student teaching assistants to handle my classes while I’m on the road. That relieves me of being physically there, but I still have to grade papers, compose lesson plans, and keep things running smoothly until finals.
Besides giving the talks, there’s travel to oil fields, production facilitates, manufacturing plants, hotels, restaurants while I’m in town…the pace is excruciating. I’m gone more than I am at university. Plus in my time back home, I’m still the ad hoc master blaster for the limestone quarry.
Then, there’s the companies arriving on campus, and the roles are reversed. Now I’m the welcome wagon and have to sort out the logistics of receiving the company representatives. I need to set up the colloquia to introduce the companies to the prospective students, arrange lodging, arrange passes for the university, transportation, “Meet-and-Greet’s, ad infinitum.
I knew this was having a bit of effect on me when I came back to the flat after one particularly grueling ordeal of canceled flights, full hotels, missed connections and lukewarm reception by the company workers.
“Hello”, I said, as I walked in the flat, “I believe you have a reservation for…”
Esme just stood there, wondering if I was having a laugh.
No, I wasn’t. I was completely hallucinating from road weariness, lack of sleep, jet lag, and total disorientation. This continued on for the next approximately 18 months.
Esme was beginning to have second thoughts about all this.
My teaching load was diminished by one whole introductory course. However, I was still flying hither and yon, delivering symposia, meeting with young geoscientists and getting to know the ins-and-outs of the Oil Industry.
I found it particularly fascinating.
Time marched on and it was once again it was the recruiting season. We had no less than eight oil companies visiting the university in their quest to swell the roster of their junior scientists.
I’m still busier than a one-armed paperhanger in a windstorm, but have settled into a groove of sorts. I know the company recruiters and they now know me. I’ve actually struck up friendships with several. Particularly since I take them to the best local restaurants and bars after their recruiting duties are finished.
I’ve met with recruiting representatives of Shrill Petrol, Mexxon, Nobil, Nocono Oil, Flug, Geddy, Brutish Petroleum, and Qexaco.
The recruiting season is winding down and I find myself with Red (not Adair), of Nocono Oil.
“Well, Doctor Rock”, Red states, “Another fine recruiting run. We’ve snagged two of your young geologists and one geophysicist. I’d say it was almost a perfect score.”
We’re sitting in the Norton’s Steakhouse. After a couple of prime pink porterhouses, we’re working on the post-dinner double vodka and bitter lemon for me, and Lagavulin for Red.
“Almost perfect?” I ask.
“Yeah. There’s been this one small nagging concern from our company higher-ups.” Red continues.
“What’s that?” I ask.
“We need some more senior people. For one thing, we’ve recently opened a new petroleum laboratory down in our Houston office. Going to need some serious talent to run that show.” Red says.
“I see”, I reply, “And…?”
“We need mentors. Those with varied and far-flung knowledge. They must be well educated, global in experience and stature, with an [ahem] diverse set of skills.” Red notes.
“Whew”, I agree, “That’s a tall order. You want my help with names of possible candidates? Is that it?”
“Not as such, Doctor.” Red drains his drink, motions for me to do the same, and orders another round.
Our drinks arrive and Red downs half his in one gulp.
“Well, then”, I continue, “How can I help?”
Red chuckles, “For someone so educated, you can really be thick as two short planks at times.”
I sit back, and sip my Old Thought Provoker.
The mercury-vapors light off.
“No!” I say, incredulously.
“Oh, yes.” Red smiles.
“No?” I ask, slowly taking in the possible effects of what he’s hinting at…
“OK, Doctor Rocknocker”, Red gets all serious and corporate, “We’d like to offer you a position at Nocono Oil as Senior Laboratory Manager and Head of Corporate Continuing Education.”
You could have knocked me over with a grenade. I was stunned. I fumbled with my drink.
“Red, you old con artist” I reply, “Is this a set-up?”
Red, serious as a heart attack, looks directly at me and replies, “Doctor Rock, absolutely not, it’s a genuine offer.”
He slides over a folder with some papers inside. “Here are the particulars.”
Reeling, I accept the folder. I open it and right after the corporate logos and legal bullshit, I see a tall figure with a whole raft of zeros trailing behind it.
I read furiously. The job would be both interesting and challenging. It would be in Houston, with travel and teaching at all other company outposts on a regular basis. I reexamine that figure from before and verify that I’m not now hallucinating.
The job comes with furnished, corporate-paid housing, incredible benefits, loads of opportunity for advancement, more opportunity to travel, really generous vacation time…
“Right. On the level?” I ask again.
“Yep.” Red bluntly says.
“Well”, I gulp, “you know I have to discuss this with Esme”, whom he’s met several times previous.
“Of course, and you probably want to finish out the semester, correct?” red asks.
“Oh, yes.” I reply. There would be a monsoon of paperwork and other grunt work I’d need to conclude or hand over if I were to accept this offer.
“OK, then”, Red finishes his drink, motions for me to do the same, a real rarity; but I was in another dimension at this point. He orders another round and sits back, waiting on a refill.
“You have two weeks to reply” Red states.
“I know that’s not a terribly long time, but we need to fill this position ASAP. Can I ask for that? Your answer, yea, or nay, within a fortnight?” Red demands.
“Yes”, I reply. “I at least owe you that.”
And that was the end of the discussion for the night about me joining the private sector. We stayed a few more hours, chatting, smoking my cigars, and discussing everything but the lumbering elephant in the room.
We part outside as I need to head back to our flat. Red wants to go downtown to one of those “Gentleman’s Clubs” he’s heard were so famous at the time.
I was flummoxed the whole cab ride home.
It was late when I returned, but I simply had to wake Es with the news.
“Rock, for pity’s sake, its 2 o’clock in the morning!” Es protests. “Can’t this wait until later?”
“Sorry, my dear” I reply, probably as serious as I ever had with Esme. “This is a potential game-changer.”
“What is it? Are you OK?” Esme trembles.
“Oh, I’m fine. Better than fine.” I reply.
She’s relieved.
“Then what’s so important?” she asks.
“Um…how would you like to move to Houston?” I ask.
“You going to teach at Cougar High (University of Houston)?” she inquires.
“Nope. Brace yourself. I’ve been offered a job with Nocono Oil.” I finally spill the beans.
Esme is slightly stunned and sits down.
I go to the wet bar, fix me a bracing potato juice and citrus and Esme a stiff white Zinfandel.
I hand her the wine and she is still semi-dazed and digesting the information.
I slurp a good portion of my drink, retrieve her Sobranjes and me a cigar from my Turkmenistan humidor.
I sit on the couch next to her and hug her soundly.
“Esme? Es? Earth to Es? You in there?” I joke.
“Oh, Yeah. Rock. Really? Hang on”, she leaves, returning with her housecoat as this might take a little time.
“So?” I ask, “Your thoughts. Now! Immediately! Initial reaction!” I try to jar her back into reality.
“Well, what do you want?” she asks.
“C’mon, my dearest. You know I hate that. No, what do you think? What do you honestly think?” I reply.
We both fire up our smokes, and I refresh our drinks. We return to the dinner table where Red’s folder lies.
“Es, here. Look at this.” I say, sliding the portfolio over to her.
She reads like a hungry man at a Vegas casino buffet. I can tell where she was stopped by something extraordinary.
“This is for real?” she asks, “Red’s not pulling a fast one?”
“Nope. It’s the genuine article”, I tell her, “He needs my reply within two weeks.”
“Rock, Rock…I just don’t know. It’s a lot to process at 0230 in the morning. Let’s go to bed and have a think in the morning. You have the luxury of at least that amount of time.” She notes.
“Right again, as usual”, I say, “Stuff it. It can wait.” We toddle off to bed.
The next morning, over Cuban omelets and Greenland Coffees, we sort through the particulars.
“Rock, it’s an extraordinary offer. But, do you want to leave teaching? I remember how you got all animated by Dean Vermiculari giving you the corporate liaison job and how that would improve your shot at tenure.” She notes.
“I just don’t know. I’m still shell-shocked.” I tell her. “Let me go to school and we’ll pick this up tonight. We both have work to do no matter what. Oh, bloody hell. I hadn’t considered your job. Another wrinkle in the mess.”
“Don’t you worry about that”, Esme smiles. “One catastrophe at a time.”
“I do so love you.” I hug her soundly. “Think I should mention this offer to anyone at school?”
“No. Definitely not.” Esme shakes her head. “Let’s figure this out on our own.”
“I agree”, I say, kiss her and depart for school once again.
The next week was a blur. Recruiting duties were dragging and I was being preoccupied.
Even my students noted the lack of in-room explosions lately.
I spend the next Saturday at the quarry, doing some small amount of blasting. I quiz the quarry owners about their progress in acquiring a new master for the quarry’s operation.
“Oh, Doctor Rock” they gush, “You’re doing such a fine job, we haven’t really looked. Why do you ask?”
“No particular reason at this time, I reply, “But perhaps you might want to begin looking”
The chinks in my armor were finally starting to show.
Sunday was spent out on Sliver Lake, with Esme and me chasing the elusive crappie, perch, and bucketmouth bass. It also gave us a chance to clear our heads from work, school and other such intrusions. We both needed a bit of downtime.
Later that night, after a meal of beer-battered fillet of crappie and perch on the barbie, we sit down at the dinner table.
The portfolio sits there, taunting us.
I get up, makes us both our drinks, sit down and declare that this is it.
“Es, darling” I say, “its nut-cuttin’ time. We need to make our decision.”
“You’re right.” Es agrees, “Time for risk-reward analysis. Get some paper and some pencils.”
We spend the next few hours listing the pros and cons of accepting the Houston position or staying here and pursuing my tenured professorship.
After several hours, I stretch, stand, and go to the fridge. I retrieve the bottle of Bollinger Les Vieilles Vignes Francaises I had purchased the other day.
I return to the table with the wine and the glasses, pop the cork and pour us both a glass of high-brow bubble water.
I hug and kiss Esme like I had just returned from a long, solo expedition.
“Esme, my darling. I’d like to propose a toast. First to us. Hа здоровый!”
“Cheers!” Esme replies.
“Secondly to Red, Dean Vermiculari, the quarry guys, Polack the Cop, and all the others that makes our life weird around here.”
“Seconded”, Es echoes.
“Finally: to Houston, Texas. Our new home!” I finally add.
The next morning, Dean Vermiculari peers over the top of his pince-nez glasses. He’s not looking overly happy with me right now.
“Why is it, Doctor, that everyone that receives the job of corporate liaison ends up going with corporate?” he asks.
“Perhaps it’s just the exposure to another world that exists beyond academia.” I reply, truthfully.
“Doctor Rocknocker,” the Dean gravely states, “I am not at all happy about your decision. We had great hopes for you here and you were riding right up the tenure track. Another five years and it would have been assured.”
“Five years is a long time, Dean”, I state the obvious.
“Yes, indeed.” The Dean replies frostily. “However, you are young. Perhaps you need to get this private sector nonsense out of your system, then you can return to academia where you belong.”
“Perhaps, perhaps”, I reply.
“Please, do consider this option down the road. You and your antics will be missed here, by students and faculty alike.” He says.
“I will, Dean, I promise.” I reply “However, for now, it’s time for my boot heels to be wanderin’.”
“Doctor, I will miss your strange and unique way of looking at life. I reluctantly accept your resignation at the end of the current semester and wish you all the best in your newest endeavors. Please remember us when corporate support for academia is mentioned in your new company.” he says.
“I promise you, Dean, I will not forget what I’ve learned here and what you’ve taught. It’s the least I can do,” I reply. “I will never forget my roots.”
“All I can ask”, he concludes. He stands to shake my hand. We shake and my audience is over.
I resign from the quarry a week later. They haven’t found a new blaster but wish me well on my new journey. I tell them I’m here until the end of the semester, so I won’t leave them high and dry.
I tell Polack the Cop about all the goings-on.
“Who the hell can I roust for beer and cigars now?” He whines. “Let me know when you get to Texas if they need any cops. I wouldn’t mind trying’ that. Hell, maybe a Texas Ranger!”
“A Cheesehead Ranger…?” I assure him I will and pass a box of cigars to him as a parting gift. He gives me a mayoral-signed get-out-of-jail-free card.
“Now you can drive that old Harley just as crazy as you want.” He chuckles.
“Thanks, Polack.” I say, shaking his hand. I didn’t have the heart to tell him I sold my bike a week earlier.
Red was very chuffed with the news.
“Snagged me a big one this time!’ He laughed, over the phone.
There was enough paperwork, considerations and decisions to be made to last the remaining time Esme and I had in-state until our move. Already, a moving company had arrived, done inventory, and was preparing for our move to Houston.
Esme resigned her position and decided she wanted to take some time off. She wanted to be a housewife, a colleague, and not have to work for once at an outside job. My new position allowed for that in spades. Besides with her credentials, anytime when she wants to re-join the workforce, there are myriad opportunities in the Bayou City.
We made the choice of housing out west of town, in Katy, Texas. We could have chosen Sugarland, Addicks, Greenspoint, Greenway, or the Memorial area. However, these west Houston company properties were closest to the job and largest in square footage.
My students got wind of my resignation and relocation. They threw me an unexpected farewell party at the Gast Haus. It was nickel-beer night and since they were footing the bill, it all worked out just fine.
I would miss the old place. The camaraderie, the seasons, the university; hell my home these last many years. I’ve been on many, many expeditions, but I always returned home.
Now, home was moving and was awaiting our arrival.
Esme and I said our farewells to our families as well. We were the first through college, the first ones to travel international, the first Doctor in the family, and the first to leave the state.
That’s a lot of familial firsts.
I had to keep reminding everyone it wouldn’t be the last. Hell, we’re just moving to Texas, it’s not like we’re off to Greenland or Mongolia…
[Gasp]
We saddled up Es’s old Chevy Nova, took one last, lingering look in the rearview mirror, and said fare thee well to our previous lives.
“We’ll be back. Someday. I promise” I told the city of our youth and young married adulthood.
We decided to drive to Houston because we had the luxury of a bit of time. We needed the stretch to chew over some interpersonal and private things on the way to the next chapter in our lives. Besides, the weather was good, the roads ahead open and clear, and Texas had no ‘Open Container’ law, yet.
We pointed the old Nova south and hit the gas.
A week later, we’re wandering around our new house in Katy, Texas. Our belongings, scant though they may be, arrived the day after we did. Esme and I spent the next couple of day rearranging the house, buying necessary domestic bits and pieces, and getting to know our new neighborhood.
First thing, though, Esme wanted to replace the old Nova. I concurred, but insisted we keep it as a second car and went out to purchase our first new car as a couple.
I wanted a Land Rover. We ended up with a glossy black Toyota 4-Runner. Close enough.
I was scheduled to show up at my new job the next Monday.
I had my own parking spot, complete with “Reserved for Dr. Rock” painted on the bumper block. I was shown my new lab and was introduced to my seven laboratory assistants. I was shown the catalogs I could use to order what I needed and went over the requisition procedures.
I was trotted around to meet the company CEO, CFO, CIO, VPs and many, many more company executives and managers. I’ve met with presidents and heads of state, I was impressed but not overly. They seemed like a more or less nice bunch of chaps.
Almost exactly five weeks to the day from our arrival in Houston, I come home, yelling “Darling, I’m home!”
Esme comes to greet me with a rib-rearranging hug. She tells me to sit at the dinner table, where my long hard day at the office drink, cigar, ashtray, and lighter are already set.
“How was work, dear?” she asks, sitting down with her Perrier water.
“Oh, it’s going great. The knotheads let me have an open-ended budget until I get the labs sorted just the way I want it. These guys pay their bills on time and I have carte blanche at Wards Scientific, and other supply houses. My crew is great, no interpersonal crapola, and hard workers. I can smoke in my office and no one dares give me shit about my cigars. I’m getting to know the exploration department quite well. They’re really interested in our expeditions and are more interested in my opinions of their new exploration directives.”
Esme just smiles and sips her water.
“Odd”, I thought.
“That’s great, dear.” She says. “I am so glad to hear it.”
“Me too”, I say, “How are you holding up after all these weeks alone?”
“Oh, I’m getting used to it.” She smiles.
And smiles. Beatifically. Glowing.
“What?” I ask.
“Remember what we talked about in the car on the way down here?” She asks.
“We talked about a lot of things…” I say, suddenly my eyes grew very, very wide indeed.
“Yes. You’re going to be a father. I’m pregnant, Rock.” Esme smiles.
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Current state of affairs in Oklahoma gaming dispute roundup: Casinos are open for business

For those of you who haven't been following this bit of epic stupidity from governomoron Kevin Stitt, a while ago Stitt decided that the wording of gaming compact between Oklahoma and the tribes that operate casinos means that he can force the tribes to renegotiate if they want to keep operating beyond January 1st, 2020.
Three nations, the Cherokee, Chickasaw and Choctaw, filed suit to get a ruling clarifying the meaning of the language of the compact: https://www.cherokeephoenix.org/Article/Index/113934
Citing the uncertainty cast by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt over tribal gaming operations, the Cherokee, Chickasaw and Choctaw nations filed a federal lawsuit on Dec. 31 seeking a judicial declaration that the gaming compact with the state renewed on Jan. 1.
The nations provided a copy of the complaint to Stitt – named in his official capacity – along with a letter explaining reasons for the filing. Counsel for the nations, former U.S. Circuit Judge Robert Henry, provided a companion letter and copy of the complaint to Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter. The nations’ lawsuit asks the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma to declare the legal effect of the compact’s Part 15.B., which states: “This Compact shall have a term which will expire on January 1, 2020, and at that time, if organization licensees or others are authorized to conduct electronic gaming in any form other than pari-mutuel wagering on live horse racing pursuant to any governmental action of the state or court order following the effective date of this Compact, the Compact shall automatically renew for successive additional fifteen-year terms.”
Governor Stitt retained counsel for his, uh, legal campaign or whatever you want to call it: https://www.readfrontier.org/stories/stitt-hires-law-firm-with-a-history-of-taking-on-tribes/
Weeks before he said tribal casinos in Oklahoma would be operating illegally, Gov. Kevin Stitt hired a law firm with a reputation for aggressively representing states against tribal nations. “The legal experts at Perkins Coie have successfully represented other states in Indian law controversies, to include the State of New Mexico’s compact dispute in 2015,” Stitt said Friday when he announced the firm, which his office signed an agreement with on Dec. 18.
Two tribes sign an 8-month extension with the governor's office. Neither have casinos: https://www.news9.com/story/41508472/2-tribes-sign-extension-with-gov-stitt-after-3-tribes-file-federal-lawsuit-to-end-compact-renewal-dispute
Stitt's actions have completely failed to intimidate the tribes, and casinos are still operating across the state: https://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/casinos-still-open-despite-gov-stitts-warning
As a matter of fact, Chuck Hoskin posted a video of himself ringing in the New Year at a Cherokee casino and sitting down at a slot machine! From his page:
Happy New Year. To ring in the New Year Cherokee Nation First Lady January Hoskin and visited Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. The clock struck midnight, I kissed my beautiful wife and then we celebrated the renewal of the gaming compact! Members of my administration, as well as Cherokee Nation Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner visited other Cherokee casinos to celebrate the strength of our nation as we enter 2020. #HappyNewYear #HappyCompactRenewal #UnitedForOklahoma
Lastly, the original author of the gaming compact says Stitt is wrong and the compact auto-renews: https://ktul.com/news/local/gaming-compact-author-weighs-in-on-controversy
"It does indeed say this 15-year compact expires, but..." says former state Sen. Cal Hobson, that's not the end of the story, and he should know since he wrote the bill.
"It was the hardest bill I ever authored by far, nothing's close," he said. It was a legislative marathon, assembling a behemoth bill encompassing gaming, horse racing, and 39 tribes over a period of 24 months. "Anybody that's been through the hell of doing this for two years, nobody wanted to re-enter this discussion lightly, and that’s why these words are in the compact," he said. Words, he says, with the specific intent of keeping the compact alive, despite the Governor's assertion that it doesn't. "I’m here to tell you, no contract auto-renews in perpetuity," said Stitt. "So, it does automatically renew?" we asked Hobson. "Yes," he said. "Even if there’s no immediate agreement on what the rates should be?" we asked. "Yes, that’s correct," he said.
Ha ha! Happy New Year, Stitt!
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What's happening around town (Wed, Feb 12th - Tue, Feb 18th)

Tulsa's event list.

Ongoing

Wednesday, Feb 12th

  • Be My Valentine (Jenks, OK - Jenks) Start Time: 12:00am Stop by and make a valentine to keep or give away. Supplies are provided. For all ages.
  • 🎭 Brother Moses (The Vanguard - Tulsa) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • Build a Reader Storytime: Preschool (Owasso Library - Owasso) Start Time: 10:00am The best in children's literature, songs, games, finger plays, rhymes and other reading-related activities are shared with your preschooler. For ages 3-5.
  • 🎓 Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live! Neighbor Day (Brady Theater - Tulsa) Start Time: 6:00pm Tickets are $20, $30, $40, $50 & $75* | $5 increase day of show VIP tickets include the best seats in the house and a post-show meet and greet with the characters. *Ages 1 & up require a ticket Tickets are available by calling 800-514-3849 or in person at the Brady Box Office To RSVP to the official Facebook event and for special pre-sale…
  • In Search of Solace (Blackbird On Pearl - Tulsa) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • 😂 Jersey (Loony Bin - Tulsa) Thru Sat, Feb 15th
  • Mardi Gras Masks (Nathan Hale Library - Tulsa) Start Time: 3:30pm Get ready for Mardi Gras by decorating your own mask. Supplies are limited and are on a first-come-first-serve basis, so get here early! For ages 9-17.
  • 🎓 ONE TICKET LEFT-Valentine's Pie Making Class for Two! (Mother Road Market - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:00pm Join our hands-on lesson in making a classic buttery pie crust with a delicious apple filling. In this two-hour class we will cover the how-to’s as well as what pitfalls to avoid and the tricks to making a flaky, perfect crust. Along with eating some delicious pie, provided by us! You and your companion, will make your own dough,…
  • Paws for Reading (Owasso Library - Owasso) Start Time: 4:00pm Registered therapy dogs are excellent listeners. Kids ages 5-12 are invited to read their favorite books to a furry, four-pawed friend. Registration is required. Each reader will receive a free book provided by the Raymond and Bessie Kravis Foundation through the Tulsa Library Trust. Register online at…
  • Travels With Tulsans: Surprising Pakistan (Tulsa Central Library - Zink Study Room - Tulsa) Start Time: 12:10pm Take a trip with us and enjoy travelogues from fascinating locales both near and far.

Thursday, Feb 13th

  • Ben Miller Band (The Shrine - Tulsa) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • Dorothy and the Prince of Oz (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) Thru Sun, Feb 16th Follow the yellow brick road to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center to experience the Tulsa Ballet's "Dorothy and the…
  • 🍴 In the Middle Book Club (Owasso Library - Owasso) Start Time: 6:00pm Join us as we discuss "A Snicker of Magic" by Natalie Lloyd and enjoy snacks and an activity. For ages 9-12.
  • Iration | Heatseekers Winter Tour (Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa) Start Time: 6:30pm IRATION’s Heatseekers Winter Tour 2020 February 13th, 2020 Cain’s Ballroom - Tulsa, OK With special guests Iya Terra, Ballyhoo!, and The Ries Brothers All Ages ~~~ Heatseekers Winter Tour 2020 VIP Packages ~~~ Each package includes:
    • One general admission standing ticket
    • Early entry to the GA floor prior to doors
    • VIP soundcheck session…
  • 😂 Jersey (Loony Bin - Tulsa) Thru Sat, Feb 15th
  • 🏃 LOVE the RUN you're with! (RunnersWorld Tulsa - Tulsa) Spend an evening at RunnersWorld Tulsa to celebrate Valentines and all things running on Thursday, February 13! We are excited for the month of hearts and chocolate! Enjoy a Valentines date with RunnersWorld Tulsa! Join us Thursday, February 13th starting at 5:30PM and ending at 7:30PM at RunnersWorld Tulsa. We will have sales and giveaways to…
  • 🎨 William Shatner - Screening of Wrath of Khan (Brady Theater - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:30pm DCF Concerts PresentsWILLIAM SHATNER LIVE with a screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan All tickets are Reserved Seats. This is an all-ages event
  • 🎨 William Shatner - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Brady Theater - Tulsa) Start Time: 6:30pm Set your phasers to fun! Prepare to be beamed up for an unforgettable night with the original ‘Captain James T. Kirk’, award-winning actor William Shatner. Following a screening of the classic film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, William Shatner takes to the stage to share fascinating and humorous behind-the-scenes stories from his storied…

Friday, Feb 14th

  • Broncho (The Vanguard - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:45pm
  • Cold War Kids with special guest Overcoats (Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa) Start Time: 6:30pm Cain's Ballroom welcomes Cold War Kids back to Tulsa, OK on February 14, 2020 Advance - $26 + fees Day of Show - $28 + fees Door - $28 Mezzanine (21+) - $41 + fees No re-entry! No smoking! No refunds! Support acts are subject to change without notice! COLD WAR KIDS BIO For nearly 15 years, Nathan Willett and Cold War Kids have fielded the shifts…
  • DJ Demko (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - Catoosa) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 6:00pm
  • DJ Mib (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - Catoosa) Start Time: 7:00pm
  • Dorothy and the Prince of Oz (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) Thru Sun, Feb 16th Follow the yellow brick road to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center to experience the Tulsa Ballet's "Dorothy and the…
  • 😂 Jersey (Loony Bin - Tulsa) 1 day left
  • 🎓 Tulsa Regional Science Fair (University of Tulsa - Tulsa) Start Time: 9:00am The Tulsa Regional Science Fair (TRSF) is open to public, private and homeschool students from seventh through twelfth grades who reside in Tulsa and Creek Counties. There are two divisions: Junior Division (Grades 7-9) and Senior Division (Grades 10-12). Registration is "open", meaning that students wishing to enter do not have to participate…
  • Wavy 80s Valentine’s Dance (Oklahoma Aquarium - Jenks) Start Time: 7:00pm FEBRUARY 14, 2020 | 7 P.M. - 11 P.M. Break out the leg warmers and hairspray—the 80s are back at the Oklahoma Aquarium’s Wavy 80s Valentine’s Day Dance! Dress up in your most neon spandex for a radical night under the sea. This magical evening will include a live DJ playing the best hits from Generation X, a photo booth to capture the…

Saturday, Feb 15th

  • 🎭 August: Osage County (Theatre Tulsa - Tulsa) Thru Wed, Feb 19th Start Time: 8:00pm Presented By: Theatre Tulsa Tulsa playwright Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning triumph. Following their patriarch’s suicide, the Weston family comes together in Osage County, Oklahoma. Buried secrets are revealed and the bonds of family are tested in this frighteningly poignant show that proves the deepest scars come from the ones you love…
  • Bernesto Birthday Bash (The Shrine - Tulsa) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • Clark Beckham: Light Year Tour (The Vanguard - Tulsa) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • DJ Demko (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - Catoosa) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 6:00pm
  • Dorothy and the Prince of Oz (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) 1 day left Follow the yellow brick road to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center to experience the Tulsa Ballet's "Dorothy and the…
  • Double Slice of Tulsa Flea Market (Expo Square - Tulsa) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 8:00am Enjoy a double slice of Tulsa Flea Market the weekend of February 15 & 16! Shop an eclectic array of antiques, collectibles, vintage items, memorabilia, records, books, jewelry, crafts, and more. Located on Expo a square since 1972. We're open Saturday 8 to 4 and Sunday 11 to 4. Admission is FREE!
  • 🎨 Drawing Rally 2020 (Philbrook Downtown - Tulsa) Start Time: 6:00pm 75 artists work side-by-side to create original pieces of art. Finished work will be available for purchase on the spot on a first come, first served basis for a ridiculously affordable price. Proceeds support Philbrook arts and education programming. Free Entrance Drop-In
  • 🎭 The Drunkard and the Olio (Tulsa Spotlight Theatre - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:30pm
  • 😂 Jersey (Loony Bin - Tulsa) Last Day
  • 🎨 Kelli O'Hara in Concert (Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center - Broken Arrow) Start Time: 7:30pm KELLI O'HARA: FEBRUARY 15, 2020 And Oklahoma native with world-class resume, Kelli O’Hara is making her Broken Arrow PAC debut! On Broadway, Kelli’s portrayal of Anna Leonowens in the revival of “The King and I” garnered her the 2015 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Other stage credits include “The Pajama Game,”…
  • Lil Tjay - True 2 Myself Tour (Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa) Start Time: 6:00pm Cain's Ballroom welcomes Lil Tjay to Tulsa, OK on February 15, 2020 Advance - $27 + fees Day of Show - $29 + fees Door - $33 Mezzanine (21+) - $42 + fees VIP Meet & Greet - $125 + fees (ONLINE ONLY) No re-entry! No smoking! No refunds! Support acts are subject to change without notice! Lil Tjay Bio Before Lil TJay became the Internet heartthrob…
  • 🎭 Luchatines (624 Catering - Tulsa) Start Time: 9:00pm Join us for our monthly Luchador match! Masked wrestlers duke it out in the ring in a battle of good vs evil. Plus we serve up tacos, margaritas and beers!
  • 🏆 Tulsa Oilers vs. Wichita Thunder (BOK Center - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:05pm CALL or Text: 918-632-7825 Download 2019-20 Season Schedule https://tulsaoilers.com/schedule
  • 🏃 Sweetheart Run (Blue Dome District - Tulsa) Grab your sweetheart (or meet one at the race) and bring them to Fleet Feet Blue Dome (2nd and Frankfort) in Downtown Tulsa on Saturday, February 15, 2020 for the Sweetheart Run! Three distance options (5km, 10km, and Fun Run) plus the Double (5K+10K) make this a great race for everyone!
    When registering you have the opportunity to register as…
  • 🎓 The Total Health & Fitness Expo (Expo Square - Tulsa) Day 1 of 2 The global fitness & health club industry generates more than $80 billion in revenue per year. Americans spend north of $60 billion annually to try to lose pounds, on everything from paying for gym memberships and joining weight-loss programs to drinking diet soda. This event will serve t

Sunday, Feb 16th

  • 🎭 August: Osage County (Theatre Tulsa - Tulsa) Thru Wed, Feb 19th Start Time: 8:00pm Presented By: Theatre Tulsa Tulsa playwright Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning triumph. Following their patriarch’s suicide, the Weston family comes together in Osage County, Oklahoma. Buried secrets are revealed and the bonds of family are tested in this frighteningly poignant show that proves the deepest scars come from the ones you love…
  • BJB ( Grateful Dead Tribute ) (The Shrine - Tulsa) Start Time: 4:00pm
  • Dorothy and the Prince of Oz (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) Last Day Follow the yellow brick road to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center to experience the Tulsa Ballet's "Dorothy and the…
  • Double Slice of Tulsa Flea Market (Expo Square - Tulsa) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 8:00am Enjoy a double slice of Tulsa Flea Market the weekend of February 15 & 16! Shop an eclectic array of antiques, collectibles, vintage items, memorabilia, records, books, jewelry, crafts, and more. Located on Expo a square since 1972. We're open Saturday 8 to 4 and Sunday 11 to 4. Admission is FREE!
  • 🏆 Tulsa Oilers vs. Kansas City Mavericks (BOK Center - Tulsa) Start Time: 4:05pm
  • 🎭 Silversun Pickups / Tulsa, OK / Cain's Ballroom (Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:00pm Silversun Pickups will be performing at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, OK on February 16. Special guests: Eliza & The Delusionals Pre-sale tickets available Tuesday, December 10 at 10 a.m. local time. Presale password = DONTKNOWYET Tickets on sale Friday, December 13 at 10 a.m. local time. New album Widow’s Weeds out now! Grab your copy on vinyl…
  • 😂 Spitball Standup (Loony Bin - Tulsa)
  • 🎓 The Total Health & Fitness Expo (Expo Square - Tulsa) Day 2 of 2 The global fitness & health club industry generates more than $80 billion in revenue per year. Americans spend north of $60 billion annually to try to lose pounds, on everything from paying for gym memberships and joining weight-loss programs to drinking diet soda. This event will serve t

Monday, Feb 17th

  • 🎭 August: Osage County (Theatre Tulsa - Tulsa) Thru Wed, Feb 19th Start Time: 8:00pm Presented By: Theatre Tulsa Tulsa playwright Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning triumph. Following their patriarch’s suicide, the Weston family comes together in Osage County, Oklahoma. Buried secrets are revealed and the bonds of family are tested in this frighteningly poignant show that proves the deepest scars come from the ones you love…
  • Open Mic W/ Zac Wenzel (Blackbird On Pearl - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:30pm

Tuesday, Feb 18th

  • 🎭 August: Osage County (Theatre Tulsa - Tulsa) 1 day left Start Time: 8:00pm Presented By: Theatre Tulsa Tulsa playwright Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning triumph. Following their patriarch’s suicide, the Weston family comes together in Osage County, Oklahoma. Buried secrets are revealed and the bonds of family are tested in this frighteningly poignant show that proves the deepest scars come from the ones you love…
  • Build A Reader: Stay and Play (Broken Arrow - Broken Arrow) Start Time: 11:00am For preschoolers, playing is learning! Join us for games, toys and activities that foster critical early literacy skills.
  • Build A Reader: Stay and Play (Helmerich Library - Tulsa) Start Time: 11:00am For babies, toddlers and preschoolers, playing is learning! Join us for games, toys and activities that foster critical early literacy skills.
  • Build A Reader Storytime: Family (Helmerich Library - Tulsa) Start Time: 10:30am Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime! There’s something for everyone – simple songs and books for the little ones, more interactive stories and activities for your older children.
  • Build A Reader Storytime: Family - Second Saturday Edition! (Tulsa City County Library - Tulsa) Start Time: 3:00pm Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime! There’s something for everyone – simple songs and books for the little ones, more interactive stories and activities for your older children.
  • Build A Reader Storytime: Preschool (Rudisill Reginal Library - Tulsa) Start Time: 5:00pm The best in children's literature, songs, games, finger plays, rhymes and other reading-related activities are shared with your preschooler.
  • Eric Johnson Classics: Present & Past (Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa) Start Time: 6:30pm Cain's Ballroom welcomes Eric Johnson back to Tulsa, OK on February 18, 2020 This event has reserved seating! Advance - $30 + fees Day of Show - $33 + fees Door - $33 No re-entry! No smoking! No refunds!
  • 🎓 Kiowa Language Class (Zarrow Regional Library - Tulsa) Start Time: 6:30pm This class is presented by the Kiowa Nation's Tulsa Kiowa Language and Cultural Revitalization Program and sponsored by the American Indian Resource Center. For adults and teens.
  • Michael Angelo Batio ( speed kills tour ) (The Shrine - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:30pm
  • STEM Games and Activities (Hardesty Library - Tulsa) Start Time: 4:30pm Drop in and try out a new game, craft or puzzle. Come and meet other curious kids and strengthen your STEM-associated skills. For ages 7-12.
  • Tween Game Night (Nathan Hale Library - Tulsa) Start Time: 3:30pm Join us for friendly Xbox One and PS4 competitions for ages 9-14.

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What's happening around town (Wed, Mar 4th - Tue, Mar 10th)

Tulsa's event list.

Wednesday, Mar 4th

Thursday, Mar 5th

  • 🎨 Advance Screening: Emma (Circle Cinema - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:00pm Join us at Circle Cinema on Thursday, March 5th at 7:00pm for an advance screening of "EMMA," based on Jane Austen's beloved romantic comedy. Tickets are on sale now. (Regular engagement of Emma at Circle Cinema begins Friday, March 6th - Thursday, March 12th.) About the film: In 1800s England, a well meaning but selfish young woman meddles in…
  • Tulsa Area Daylily Society - March Meeting (Tulsa Garden Center - Tulsa) Start Time: 6:30pm Our first meeting of the year will feature Dr. Todd Lasseigne, President & CEO of the Tulsa Botanic Garden. Our members will be bringing their favorite dishes to share, so join us at 6:30 for food and fellowship, and Dr. Lasseigne's presentation will start at 7.
  • Ben Neikirk (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - Catoosa) Start Time: 5:00pm
  • Bounce'n Beethovens (Owasso Library - Owasso) Start Time: 6:30pm Ages 0-5 and parents explore music through movement and instruments as they play with egg shakers, bells, rhythm sticks, drums and maracas in this fun, interactive program. Registration is required. Register online or call 918-549-7323. Please register for only one Bounce'n Beethovens session per month. Register here for Thursday, March 5,…
  • 😂 Brendan Eyre (Loony Bin - Tulsa) Thru Sat, Mar 7th
  • Build A Reader: Bilingual Baby Storytime (Martin Regional Library - Tulsa) Start Time: 11:00am Join Ms. Emily for stories, rhymes and songs in English and Spanish that help your baby or toddler develop important early literacy skills.
  • Build A Reader: Stay and Play (Nathan Hale Library - Tulsa) Start Time: 11:00am For babies, toddlers and preschoolers, playing is learning! Join us for games, toys and activities that foster critical early literacy skills.
  • Build A Reader Storytime: Family (Hardesty Library - Tulsa) Start Time: 6:30pm Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime! There’s something for everyone – simple songs and books for the little ones, more interactive stories and activities for your older children.
  • Build A Reader Storytime: Family (Nathan Hale Library - Tulsa) Start Time: 10:30am Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime! There’s something for everyone – simple songs and books for the little ones, more interactive stories and activities for your older children.
  • Cacti Soil Workshop by Tulsa Cacti and Succulent Society (Tulsa Garden Center - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:00pm RESCHEDULED FROM FEBRUARY 6. Join us as we learn about components of a good cactus and succulent soil mix! Participants will make their own soil mix with provided materials, and we will compare some top selling pre-bagged soil mixes as well. Let's get our hands dirty and have a great time! Click here to register:…
  • Celebrate Life (Cox Business Center - Tulsa) Start Time: 6:00pm LIFE Senior Services presents "Celebrate LIFE" and an evening with complimentary valet and cocktail reception, a gourmet dinner by Chef Devin Levine, CEC, Live and Silent Auctions, Mystery Boxes, Raffle, and musical entertainment by Ayngel and John. The evening's emcee is KJRH Chief Meteorologist Mike Collier. Tickets on sale now.
  • 🎓 D&D Character Creation Workshop Series: Clerics (Zarrow Regional Library - Tulsa) Start Time: 6:00pm Making player characters is big part of D&D (Dungeons & Dragons). This series guides you through creating the different types of classes in the Player's Handbook (5th ed.) and possibly beyond!
  • DJ Demko (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - Catoosa) Start Time: 5:00pm
  • DJ Vector (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - Catoosa) Start Time: 6:00pm
  • DJ Whit (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - Catoosa) Start Time: 7:00pm
  • 🎡 OK Electric Festival feat Inbal Segev + David Broome Band (Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame - Tulsa) Start Time: 8:00pm Living Arts of Tulsa's annual OK Electric will feature two sets of music for acoustic instruments together with electronic elements. 2020 guest artist is international cello soloist Inbal Segev. Segev will perform works for cello and electronics by composers Missy Mazzoli, Anna Clyne, Gity Razaz, and Dan Cooper, with a world premiere by Noam…
  • Exile (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - Catoosa) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • 🎨 First Thursday Art Show (Dennis R Neill Equality Center - Tulsa) Start Time: 6:00pm Shawna Chisholm is a two-spirit or Transgender Native American woman who has spent her life defending and fighting for the things she believes in; her family, her country, and spreading the ideals of her Native American heritage. She has spent over 30 years in military services and is currently a Warrant Officer in the United States Army, and…
  • Gaming in the Digital Lounge (Hardesty Library - Tulsa) Start Time: 6:00pm PS4, Wii, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One … which one will it be? Search through our gaming library in the Digital Lounge and play a few games on a first-come-first-serve basis. For ages 12-18.
  • Girls Night Out the Show (Hyatt Regency Hotel - Tulsa) Start Time: 8:00pm Girls Night Out, the #1 Ladies Night Event Is Coming to Thursday March 5th! Tickets available through Osage Casino! Get ready for the BEST GIRLS NIGHT EVER! Whether you’re celebrating a Birthday, Bachelorette Party, Divorce, Dirty Thirty or your Sheer Awesome Self; You will meet your party match with “GIRLS NIGHT OUT THE SHOW”! Purchase…
  • Hands-on Storytime (Tulsa Central Library - Zink Study Room - Tulsa) Start Time: 10:30am Busy hands, busy brain! Preschoolers learn through hands-on activities. We will explore, experiment and create. Be ready to get messy! For ages 3-5 and their caregivers.
  • Mystery Readers Book Club (Tulsa City County Library - Tulsa) Start Time: 2:00pm Join us for a discussion of our favorite mysteries! We do things a little differently – no special book to read each month. Simply discuss what you've been reading and get suggestions from others.
  • 🍴 Pearl Party-Women of the Year-Pinnacle Awards (Tulsa) Start Time: 5:00pm
  • Pop Up Shop with CM Customs (Mother Road Market - Tulsa) Start Time: 11:00am We’re going to be setting up in The Vault at Mother Road Market for just one day! We will be selling wood and leather earrings, farmhouse home decor, along with Tulsa and Oklahoma items. You’re going to love the selection of items we have. Here’s a little background on CM Customs. We’re a husband and wife ran home based business in…
  • 🎓 Spring Infusion Class (Inner Circle Vodka Bar - Tulsa) Start Time: 6:00pm Our seasonal Infusion class is here with some delicious spring themed infused liquors. This class only happens 4 times a year and it is a really fun way to learn to make your own infused cocktails at home. The class starts at 6 pm on Thursday, March 5th. Price includes a chance to taste the infusions, try cocktails based on the infusion, put…
  • Story Time (Gathering Place - Tulsa) Start Time: 4:00pm Fall in love with the magic found in children's books! Join us every Thursday at 4 p.m. and every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in ONEOK Boathouse for Story Time from guest readers.
    Guest Reader Schedule Saturday, Jan. 25th - Gathering Place Education Team
    February Guest Readers: Saturday, February 1 - Gathering Place Education Team Thursday,…
  • TCC Music Department Concert (VanTrease PACE - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:00pm Tags: Concert Free Music Southeast Campus VanTrease PACE Share
  • 🎓 Teen Leadership Club: Teen Advisory Board (Nathan Hale Library - Tulsa) Start Time: 4:00pm Whether you're looking for volunteer hours for school, scouts, or just like to work on cool projects, eat and have fun, the Teen Leadership Club is the place to be! For ages 13-18.
  • 🎨 Teen Tech Month: Teen Photo Lab (Martin Regional Library - Tulsa) Start Time: 3:30pm Use some props, a computer and an iPhone with a photo app to create funny and interesting photos. It is the next step to learning animation. For ages 10-18.

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Monday, Mar 9th

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Tuesday, Mar 10th

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