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Que Gusto South American gourmet food is the name of the game at Que Gusto, a hole-in-the-wall joint in downtown Tulsa. Handmade, organic and grass-fed cuisine awaits. Even better, there’s ample outdoor seating so you can enjoy the skyline and people watch while you nosh. Snacks kick off your dining experience, with options ranging from parfaits and morning oats to yucca...
While many of our major performing arts companies take the summer off, there are still plenty of shows to enjoy in June. At the Tulsa PAC, Beatles fans won’t want to miss 1964 ... The Tribute on June 7, which will wow audiences with what many believe to be the best Beatles tribute band in existence. Don’t forget to swing...
If the summer weather is a little too sweltering for you, cool off in one of Oklahoma’s many world-class museums. In Tulsa, Philbrook is debuting a new exhibition this month: Celia Álvarez Muñoz: Breaking the Binding. Running June 5-Aug. 25, this show is the first career retrospective of the titular conceptual artist, featuring over thirty-five artworks spanning forty years. Another...
Your social calendar will be jam-packed with community events this June. In Tulsa, fans of pageant life should visit River Spirit Casino Resort June 5-8 for the Miss Oklahoma competition. The exciting Mecum Car Auction is another great draw, happening June 6-8 at Expo Square. One of the city’s most beloved traditions, Saint Francis Tulsa Tough, returns June 7-9, with...
Half the year has already passed, but the slate of quality movies keeps coming! June has a smattering of genres to choose from so hopefully you’ll find something on this list that can get you out of the summer heat for a few hours of cinematic bliss. Start the month off with romance, action and comedy by setting your sights...
Rachel Canuso Holt, the 13th president and CEO of the United Way of Central Oklahoma (UWCO), has dedicated her career to helping those in need. A graduate of George Washington University and the University of Oklahoma College of Law, Holt has worked as an advocate for victims of domestic violence, an Oklahoma County assistant district attorney and most recently...

A Festive Frenzy

Like any great production or event, festivals require meticulous planning. Event organizers are responsible for bringing together various vendors, planning activities and cultivating unique experiences that will leave visitors excited to return the next year.  This spring, Oklahoma’s annual festivals are expected to draw upwards of 400,000 people. Learn more about what goes on behind the scenes at some of...
Road trip season is in full bloom, and although going out of state has its of pros, Oklahoma itself offers landmarks and roadside attractions a’plenty. Below you’ll find a list of entertaining, iconic and downright wonderful locations to help you start planning your multi-stop, Okie-centric route. Pops 66 660 OK-66, Arcadia Opened back in 2007, Pops 66 is a roadside attraction, gas...
Hunger remains a persistent problem throughout Oklahoma, not just in rural communities but in our largest cities, as well.  More than 500,000 Oklahomans are food insecure and more than 180,000 of those are children, according to statistics from Feeding America, a national nonprofit. But food programs, partnerships and philanthropic efforts in the state are helping more people gain access to affordable...

Packing a Punch

The satisfying thumps and thwacks of boxing and kickboxing are not the only upsides to these popular pastimes; other benefits include a sense of accomplishment, a built-in community of like-minded pugilists, and an increase of both physical and mental strength.  Justin Stone, owner of Southside Kickboxing Co. in OKC, began training at four years old and has seen just how...