This is Stuff 2 Do — our weekly guide of great things to see and do this weekend in Green Country.
2014 POETRY OUT LOUD OKLAHOMA STATE FINALS
Poetry should be seen… and heard. The Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa hosts the 2014 Poetry Out Loud Oklahoma State Finals Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hardesty Arts Center in downtown Tulsa. Seven high school students from across Oklahoma will take part in the recitation for a chance to compete at next month’s national finals. Last year’s state representative finished third in the U.S.
BOB WILLS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION WITH THE TEXAS PLAYBOYS
Cain’s Ballroom remembers the King of Western Swing Saturday at 7 p.m. the Bob Wills Birthday Celebration with the Texas Playboys honors the late Wills, who would have turned 109 this year. The show opens with The Round Up Boys Swing Band and includes Leon Rausch, Tommy Allsup and many others. Tickets start at $20.
Get ready for speed at the BOK Center. Amsoil Arenacross takes over downtown Tulsa Saturday at 7 p.m. with indoor motor dirt bike racing. Catch dramatic bracket racing as competitors race to the ultimate championship. If you miss Saturday night’s races, you’ll have a second chance to catch more Sunday at noon. Tickets are $22 to 32.
BLUE DOME DISTRICT MARDI GRAS PARADE
Let the good times roll Tuesday night at 7 p.m. for the Blue Dome District Mardi Gras Parade. Merchants, restaurants and establishments open their doors for this new Tulsa tradition that includes floats, music, local organizations and lots of beads and treat. The event is family-friendly and takes place in downtown Tulsa around Second Street and Elgin Avenue.
GREATER TULSA HOME GARDEN SHOW
If you’re looking for a head start on those spring home projects, you can’t go wrong with a visit to the Greater Tulsa Home Garden Show. Opening Thursday at the River Spirit Expo at Expo Square, the show brings hundreds of vendors to the floor carrying all the latest gadgets and products to update your living spaces. The show, which also includes chefs demonstrating their culinary chops, runs through March 9. Tickets are $8.
For more entertainment and all things Oklahoma, pick up the January issue of Oklahoma Magazine or visit okmag.com
For more events around Green Country, visit our calendar here