(Tulsa, Okla.) February 1, 2017 – Tulsa Ballet’s premiere fundraising event, Tulsa Ballet Icons & Idols- The Key To Oz, is hosted at Cox Business Center Saturday, February 4, from 6 pm – 10 pm in the Tulsa Ballroom. Proceeds collected from tickets, raffles and donations fund the Ballet’s education and outreach programs, as well as provide scholarships for deserving students. In addition to cocktails and dinner, guests will enjoy a special, one-night-only ballet performance, a luxury live auction, and the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for prizes. For more information, tickets or a preview of live auction items please visit Icons & Idols.
Saint Francis Health System’s Heart Ball, an engaging evening of fun that brings together the community and philanthropic leaders, will be held Saturday, February 11, in the Tulsa Ballroom of Cox Business Center. This event celebrates the work and mission of donors and volunteers. Last year, the Heart Ball campaign raised just over $51 million nationwide allowing Saint Francis Health System to fund over $123 million of research and programs across the country and in the community. For more information, please visit 2017 Tulsa Heart Ball.
Cheer-A-Palooza, Rockstar Championships holds a two-day national championship on Saturday & Sunday, February 11 & 12 from 10 am – 8 pm in the Arena at Cox Business Center. Launched in November of 2008, Cheer-A-Palooza, Rockstar Championships’ mission is to provide positive, quality cheer and dance competitions with amazing customer service and fair concepts. This event will feature stage lighting, participant gifts, and banners for national and grand champion levels. For more information, please visit Cheer-a-palooza.
On Saturday & Sunday, February 11 & 12 in Exhibit Halls B&C at Cox Business Center from 9 am – 7 pm, venture back to a time when the dinosaurs roamed the earth at the all new Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED! Experience up-close encounters with a lifelike Stegosaurus, Velociraptor and the king T-Rex in this thrilling walk-through exhibit. Kids can also meet a baby Apatosaurus, take a spin in the Jurassic Jeeps at the Dino Raceway and visit the Kids Adventure Zone filled with themed bouncy houses, crafts, face painting and more. Parents and kids can test their skills playing an all-new mini golf course, become junior paleontologists while completing the scavenger hunt as they explore the exhibit and dig for fossils in the Valley of the Bones. Tickets start at $15, children under 2 are free. For more information, please visit Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED.
Celebrating their 20th year, Talent on Parade returns to Cox Business Center, Thursday through Sunday, February 16 – 19, 7 am – 12 pm in Exhibit Hall A and the Conference Hall for a weekend filled with music and dancing at their nationally recognized dance competition. Talent On Parade is a year around dance education, performance, and training company. For more information, please visit Talent on Parade.
2017 Tulsa Gridiron comes to Cox Business Center Friday & Saturday, February 17 – 18 from 8 pm – 11 pm in the Assembly Hall. For nearly eight decades, the Tulsa Gridiron has entertained audiences with its irreverent wit and whimsy. Blending musical parody with sharp dialogue, the Gridiron skewers newsmakers of all sorts, from local politicians to international pop stars. From march in to march out, the Gridiron is non-stop fun. The Gridiron is more than just a cause for a good time, however. Through its 501(c)3, the Tulsa Gridiron provides scholarships for aspiring young practitioners of the First Amendment. General admission tickets start at $30. For more information, please visit Tulsa Gridiron
Jenks Public Schools Foundation Dinner & Auction will be held Saturday, February 18 from 5 pm – 10pm in the Tulsa Ballroom at Cox Business Center. Join them for an evening filled with energy, entertainment, fun, delicious food, live music, amazing auction items, and many memorable moments with friends—all while raising funds to support the educational programs at Jenks Public Schools. For more information, please visit Jenks Public School Foundation Dinner & Auction.
The Live United Awards & Luncheon, held on Tuesday, February 21 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm in the Tulsa Ballroom of Cox Business Center, will honor top campaigns and take a look back at the success of the 2016 campaign. A celebration of last year’s United Way campaign, awards for the top employee campaigns at area companies and organizations and an honor for longtime community volunteer Becky Frank highlight the Annual Live United Awards and Luncheon. Nearly 1,000 guests representing the corporate, philanthropic and nonprofit communities are expected to attend the event. For more information, please visit Live United Awards.
Life Senior Services presents Puttin’ On The Dog at Cox Business Center, Thursday, February 23 from 6 pm – 9:30 pm in the Tulsa Ballroom. Puttin’ on the Dog is LIFE’s premier fundraising event offering sponsorship and individual tickets. Over $4,000,000 has been raised over the past 19 years. All proceeds benefit LIFE Senior Services. For more information see Puttin’ On The Dog.
Street School’s Street Party 2017 comes to Cox Business Center, Friday, February 24 from 6 pm – 11pm in the Assembly Hall. With live music by Charlie Redd and Full Flava Kings. A silent auction will feature student art and more. The event will also hold a live auction and dinner. Street School is the only tuition-free, non-profit alternative high school of choice in the Tulsa area that provides education and therapeutic counseling for students at risk of dropping out. For more information or tickets, please visit Street Party 2017.
YWCA- Women of the Year- Pinnacle Awards heads to Cox Business Center in the Tulsa Ballroom, Friday, February 24 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. This event boasts explosive artistic tributes, fierce fashion, and gala fun. World-renowned women-made or women-owned spirits, wine and beer in the Grand Tasting. Join them for Herstory, honoring 10 fearless Tulsa leaders who are creating real change for women and girls here at home. Set to the theme of fiction’s most powerful and enigmatic female heroines, the “Tulsa Grammy’s” are back to celebrate the unbreakable feminine spirit, and those men strong enough to share her story. For more information, please visit Women of the Year Awards.
The 12th annual Cooking Up Compassion, benefitting Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Tulsa is in the Tulsa Ballroom at Cox Business Center on Sunday, February 25 from 6 pm – 11:30 pm. This event will have an appetizer tasting by Tulsa Chefs, Jazz Music by Mike Cameron Collective, a seated dinner, and late entertainment by Zodiac. Cocktail attire and Mardi Gras masks and beads are encouraged! For more information visit Cooking up Compassion.
A Brass and Sassy Affair benefits students at Solid Foundation Preparatory Academy in Tulsa. DFPA is a member of the Latimer-Cooksey Arts and Cultural Foundation. For more information on A Brass and Sassy Affair, call Jayme Broome at (918) 261-0069. Find more information about the foundation, follow their website at The Latimer-Cooksey Arts & Cultural Foundation at Latimer-Cooksey Arts & Cultural Foundation or on Facebook at LCACF.
February Events at Cox Business Center:
Tulsa Ballet Icons & Idols- The Key To Oz, February 4
Saint Francis Health System’s Heart Ball, February 11
Cheer-A-Palooza, Rockstar Championships, February 11 – 12
Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED, February 11 – 12
Talent on Parade, February 16 – 19
2017 Tulsa Gridiron, February 17 – 18
Jenks Public Schools Foundation Dinner & Auction, February 18
Live United Awards & Luncheon, February 21
Puttin’ On The Dog, February 23
Street Party 2017, February 24
YWCA- Women of the Year- Pinnacle Awards, February 24
Cooking Up Compassion, February 25
Latimer-Cooksey Arts & Cultural Foundation “A Brass & Sassy Affair”, February 25
About Cox Business Center:
Cox Business Center, formerly Tulsa Convention Center, is a 310,625 square-foot facility hosting a 7,000 seat arena with event suites, Oklahoma’s largest ballroom, 34 meeting rooms, and a 102,600 square foot, column-free exhibit hall. Cox Business Center is managed by SMG the world leader in venue management, marketing, and development and owned by the City of Tulsa. In the fiscal year 2015-16, the economic impact of events held at the CBC was more than $33 million.
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 14.4 million square feet of exhibition space and over 1.75 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s Reliant Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions, catering, and special events division, SAVOR, currently servicing more than 100 accounts worldwide. For more information, visit www.smgworld.com.