Utica Square Summer’s Fifth Night Free Concerts

utica square thursday free summer concerts

Looking for a FREE family or couple activity in Tulsa? Check out Utica Square’s Summer’s Fifth’s Night 2014 Summer Concert Schedule. This is on Thursday nights from 7-9 pm through August. And best of all, it is FREE. So many of the summer events end in July, so it is nice to find one that runs through August. I have listed the rest of the summer dates and who is performing through the end of August.

July 24     Usual Suspects     Rock and Roll

July 31     Red Dirt Rangers     Red Dirt Country

August 7     Traveler     Rock

August 14     Jeff Shadley’s Mad Men of Swing    Rat Pack Music

August 21     Jessica Hunt Band     Blues/Soul

August 28     Grady Nichols     Jazz 

For more information go to: www.uticasquare.com/events/summers-fifth-night

So enjoy some music, dance a bit, maybe have a picnic or take in one of the restaurants in Utica Square. A fun family or couple event and FREE 🙂

Free Summer 2014 Movies for Tulsa Families and Couples

Want to take in some fun free movies for your family or for you and your honey. Then check out what Tulsa has in store for this summer. Sometimes a movie fits the bill for a fun outing. These can be used as conversations starters to talk about deeper issues or values with your partner or children, etc. So there is a way to make them a bit more substantial as to meaning if you wish. And then there are times for just a fun evening out and not really thinking about any thing but a good laugh and spending time together. So here goes as to what I found for this summer.


riverwalk movies free summer kids film festival 2014

Riverwalk Movies is located at 600 RiverWalk, Terrace, Jenks, OK . And of course in the summer this a nice place to take your children for a walk before or after on the riverbank.  www.selectcinemas.com

Dickinson Theatres – Starworld 20 – Tulsa OK has a Free Summer Vacation Movie Series. You can go to www.dtmovies.com for more information. The following is what they currently have listed for this summer’s free movies . These movies play Tuesday – Thursday from 10:00 am & 12:30 pm.

June 10-12     The Nut Job

June 17 – 19     Despicable Me 2

June 24-26     How to Tame Your Dragon

July 1-3     The Smurfs 2

July 8-10     Escape From Planet Earth

July 15- 17     The Lego Movie

July 22- 24     The Second Jungle Book

July 29-31     Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

If you are interested in some free outdoor movies you may want to consider Guthrie Green in down town Tulsa. The park is located at 111 East MB Brady Street.  Go to www.guthriegreen.com for more information.


The movies include a spectrum of movie ratings, from child friendly to adult movies. All movies begin at 8:30 pm.  The movies they are listing are as follows.

May 29     Freedom’s School 2013 (PG)

June 5     Breaking Away 1979 (PG)

June 12     American Graffiti 1973 (PG)

June 19     Pan’s Labyrinth 2006 (R)

June 26      Jurassic Park 1993 (PG-13)

July 10     The Wizard of Oz 1939 (PG)

July 17     Dumb and Dumber 1994 (PG-13)

July 31     The Princess Bride 1987 (PG)

August 7     Back to the Future 1985 (PG)

August 14     Disney Movie, Voter’s Choice

August 21     La Bamba 1989 (PG-13)

August 28     Romy & Michelle 1997 (R)

September 4     The Outsiders 1983 (PG-13)

September 11     The Bridesmaids 2011 (R)

September 18     Motorcycle Diaries 2004 (R)

September 25     Almost Famous 2000 (R)

October 2     Tootsie 1982 (R)

October 9     Shawshank Redemption 1994 (R)

October 16     Stand By Me 1986 (R)

October 23    Coming to America 1987 (R)

October 30     Beetlejuice 1988 (PG)


Enjoy a film in the Philbrook Museum Gardens on June 26 from 7:30 – 10:30 am. Midnight in Paris with Owen Wilson will showing. The north garden gates are open at 7:30 pm.  The film begins at dusk. Food trucks and entertainment will be part of the evening to celebrate Philbrook’s 75th anniversary.  This is a FREE event to member and non members. All ages are welcome. I am not sure on the rating on this movie. So if you have very young ones you may want to check that out.  For more information you can go to www.philbrook.org . In the event of rain the film will be shown in the Patti Johnson Wilson Hall.

Special Note: All of these movies at the different venues may not be suitable for your children and their specific ages or your specific value system. As always as a parent we have to consciously decide what is best for our children to view. 

Woody Guthrie Center – Downtown Tulsa Activity for Families or Couples

The Woody Guthrie Center in Downtown Tulsa would be a lovely winter’s day activity for families or for couples. It is dedicated to the life and legacy of American folk musician and singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie. This interactive museum is appropriate for mid elementary children and up. The center includes:

woody guthrie center orange close up sign inside

  • The Dust Bowl Section featuring the viewing of a film on the dust bowl as you listen to some of Woody’s Dust Bowl Ballads. (This was one of my favorite areas. Watching what the dust bowl was like was pretty fascinating.)
  • Music Bar for listening to Woody’s music.
  • Lyric writing station where you can have a hand at creating a lyric.
  • Woody’s America interactive map to learn about Woody’s history.
  • Woody’s Footsteps Exhibit.
  • Woody’s Lyric Journal.
  • Woody’s violin, guitar and mandolin.
  • Original, hand written lyrics of “This Land is Your Land”.
  • Woody Guthrie Archives and Research Area
  • Special Exhibit Gallery

woody's america map

Woody Guthrie Center

102 E M.B. Brady Street, Tulsa, OK  74103



Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

First Fridays: Open til 9:00 pm

Closed on Mondays


This would be an especially fun trip for any family or couple who like music. And of course if you like Woody Guthrie, you will definitely love this museum!

Couple Time or Family Time at the Farmer’s Market


Want to connect as you do something good for the environment and healthy for your body. Doing something that is simple, easy and meaningful. GO LOCAL with your marketing. 

It is that time of year when the FARMERS MARKETS are in full swing. If this is an activity you have not participated in before, you may want to consider giving it a try. The Tulsa area has several farmer’s markets that sell fresh produce from local farms. Some of these farms grow organic foods. Knowing where your food comes from and building a relationship with some of these farmers is pretty cool.  In addition most of them have local art and handmade products. It is a fun community event where people are there to promote local and to choose products that are good for our environment and more healthy for our bodies. And you will save money!

NOTE: If you take CHILDREN to the market, consider their age and how much walking they can do. For little ones a stroller or wagon can be very helpful. Of course, as with any marketing it is best to go when you are not tired. This especially applies for children.  Consider limiting your time to what your child or children can comfortable manage to keep it a positive experience. Letting your children help pick out your veggies can be fun and educational and allow them to be part of the process. You might expand this activity to a family or parent / child cooking time, using your fresh veggies you purchased at the farmers market. 

There are a variety of times these markets are open. I have listed the main markets in the Tulsa area below. The OK Food and Farm Alliance also has a listing of all of OK Farmer’s Markets. So if you are not in one of the Tulsa area towns listed, check out the OK Food and Farm Alliance website okfarmand food.org  



10:30 am – 2:00 pm, year-round     3rd and Boston



8:00 am – 12:00 pm. May thru October

Food Pyramid parking lot, 39th and Peoria

WINTER MARKET (see details for details)




8:00 am – 12:00 pm, April 29 thru October



4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, April 18 thru September 26

East end of Centennial Park, 6th and Peoria




7:00 am – 11:00 am , April 6 thru October

On 15th Street, just east of Peoria




7:00 am – 11:00 am, April 6 thru October

On 11th Street just each of Peoria




8:00 am – 12:00 pm , April 20 thro September 7

418 Main St.



9:00 am – 1:00 pm, April 27 thru October 5

Green Acres Market, 117 S. 7th St.




8:99 am-12:00 pm , April 29 – October

YMCA Parking Lot, 8300 N. Owasso Expressway


9:00 am – 11:00 am, every other Saturday all winter


Guthrie Green Sunday Market

10:00 am – 4:00 pm, April 7 thru October 27

North Boston and 111 E. Brady St. in The Brady Arts District


Hope you enjoy your time  “going local” and becoming a bit of a foodie. Your partner or family will enjoy this fresh open air environment and the healthy connection of good food and good times. 

Guthrie Green – Arts and Entertainment Park; plus FREE fitness programs and Local Sunday Market

image_4I discovered Guthrie Green this spring. Guthrie Green is in downtown Tulsa, located in the Brady Arts District. It is a full square block between Brady and Cameron Streets and Boston and Cincinnati Ave. This is a real Tulsa treasure choked full of wonderful events every day of the week. It opened in the fall of 2012. So still a fairly new Tulsa park. I would suggest you check this out as a couple or as a family.

I am listing some of the wide variety of activities that Guthrie Green offers to give you a general idea of the treats that are there.

  • Sunday Market (locally grown produce, gourmet food trucks, homemade soaps, hand crafted jewelry, etc.) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, April to October
  • Fitness on the Green (FREE)

Mondays – Tai Chi 5:30 pm

Tuesdays – Boot Camp 5:30 pm

Wednesdays – Family Yoga 10:30 am and Lululeman’s Community Yoga 6:00 pm

Thursdays Boot camp 5:30 pm

Fridays – Walking 4:00 pm

Saturday – Mommy & Me Yoga Class 10:00 am

  • Special Community Fitness Events (FREE)
  • ConcertsFilms and Plays (FREE)
  • Lucky’s on the Green (serving lunch and dinner during park hours)
  • Woody Guthrie Center (across the street from Guthrie Green)
  • Food Truck Wednesdays (live music, amazing food trucks and fresh air picnic, every Wednesdays from 11:30 – 1:30)
  • Water Fountain Feature for Children’s Play

For more detailed information and their calendar of events go to www.guthriegreen.com .

Potential Fun Couple’s Date Night: Performance of Shakespeare Play “Much Ado About Nothing” 

There are too many events to list, but I wanted to note for a fun couple’s night out you might want to consider a Shakespeare in the Park event that is occurring June 11-June 16 from 8:30 – 10:30 pm with a 7:30 pre show. Much Ado About Nothing  is being preformed. This is a fun romantic comedy. The pre-show will be 40’s music and swing dance.

I hope you will be able to take advantage of this wonderful new Tulsa arts and entertainment park. It has much to offer. Have fun!


Tulsa Rose Garden, Tulsa Garden Center and Woodward Park – A Triple Hit for Mother’s Day (or any spring or summer day)


You can’t beat the lovely combination of the Tulsa Rose Garden, Tulsa Garden Center and Woodward Park, all rolled into one. The Tulsa Rose Garden is at 24th and Peoria, right next to Woodward Park which is at 21st and Peoria. And the Tulsa Garden Center is on the other side of the Rose Garden. Linnaeus Teaching Garden is behind the Rose Garden and Tulsa Garden Center. These are all FREE to the public.

It is a wonderful time to visit as roses are in bloom and it is Mother’s Day Weekend.  Of course this is a triple hit for any sunny day or early evening for families and for couples.  Walking in 4 and 1/2 acres of roses is heaven. The Rose Garden in done in an Italian Renaissance style with 5 terraces and a reflecting pool. 

Take time to enjoy what nature has to offer at this time of year. This is a sure hit with moms, families and a fun place for a romantic get-a-way.