Tulsa, Okla. – Cox Business Center begins 2019 with a quiet first week before the award-winning venue is back in action with a private trade show, a dance and cheer competition, a pre-inaugural ball, and a fitness expo designed to help Tulsans keep their health resolutions for the year. The downtown venue then hosts the Chamber’s inauguration and marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day with “The Dream Meet.” Comedian Demetri Martin and The Parent Child Center’s “Toyland Ball” help close out the month.
NCA & NDA Oklahoma Classic 2019 / Exhibit Hall AB / Jan. 12 – The National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) and the National Dance Alliance (NDA) present the 2019 Oklahoma Classic with competitive categories in All Star Dance, School Cheer, School Dance, and Prep Cheer. The doors will open at 8:00 a.m. for the competition. For details, visit MyVarsity.com.
918 Fitness Expo / Exhibit Hall C / Jan. 12 – Hosted by Mind + Body + Spirit Motivation, the 918 Fitness Expo will showcase all Tulsa has to offer in fitness related services, and is open to all age and fitness levels. The event’s theme is “Find Your Fitness” and the expo aims to keep Oklahoma out of the top three nationwide obesity ratings. Early Bird GA and VIP ticket sales end on January 12. For more information, visit EventBrite.
Pre-Inaugural Redbud Ball / Tulsa Ballroom / Jan. 12 – Join Sarah and Governor-elect Kevin Stitt for a pre-inaugural ball at Cox Business Center on Saturday, January 12. The event includes performances by the Tulsa Symphony, the Cherokee Youth Choir, and Christian Band MercyMe. The black tie event requires advance ticket purchases, and tickets must be purchased by January 4. For details, visit OklahomaTurnAround.com.
Tulsa Regional Chamber Annual Meeting & Inauguration / Tulsa Ballroom / Jan. 17 – Join over 1,300 area business leaders, local officials, and Tulsa Regional Chamber member representatives for the Chamber’s annual meeting and inauguration. The event will include 2018 Chair Steve Bradshaw passing the torch to 2019 Chair David Stratton, as well as Stratton sharing the Chamber’s primary initiatives for the year. For details and tickets, visit TulsaChamber.com.
Oklahoma Music Education Association Winter-in-Service Conference / Exhibit Hall A, Conference Hall, Assembly Hall / Jan. 17-18 – The Oklahoma Music Education Association (OkMEA) will host its annual Winter-in-Service conference at Cox Business Center with clinics, workshops, presentations, and vendors. The event includes OkMEA’s All-State Honor Groups as well. For more information, visit OKMEA.org.
Aim High Academy presents “The Dream Meet” / Exhibit Hall C / Jan. 18-20 – Held in conjunction with the MLK Jr. Commemorative Society as an event celebrating Dr. King, “The Dream Meet” is hosted by Aim High Academy and welcomes 700 gymnasts from across the state. For more information, visit TulsaGymnastics.com.
“Toyland Ball” / Tulsa Ballroom / Jan. 19 – The Parent Child Center of Tulsa presents its annual “Toyland Ball” with a whimsical 2019 theme of “Painting a Bright Future.” The black tie gala will feature dinner, dancing, and a live auction. The annual event helps raise approximately 16 percent of the agency’s total operational budget. For more information, please visit ToylandBall.org.
Demetri Martin / Assembly Hall / Jan. 20 – Stand-up comedian Demetri Martin is bringing his “Wandering Mind 2019 Tour” to Tulsa on Sunday, January 20. Demetri received an Emmy Nomination for his writing on “Late Night with Conan” and his Netflix special “The Overthinker” premiered over the summer. “The Wandering Mind Tour” is taking the comedian across the country with a performance in Cox Business Center’s Assembly Hall included. For details, please visit CoxCenterTulsa.com.
Christ in Youth “BELIEVE” / Conference Hall, Exhibit Hall B / Jan. 25-26 – “BELIEVE” is a high-energy Christ in Youth event structured specifically for junior high students. The two-day event is packed with worship and teaching. For more information, please visit CoxCenterTulsa.com.
Lynnco Launch Party / Tulsa Ballroom / Jan. 26 – Lynnco is a Tulsa-based company offering supply chain solutions that recently joined an elite number of companies in 2018 with its inclusion on the “10 Most Promising Big Data Companies” list. The company is hosting a launch party in the Tulsa Ballroom on January 26 with a cocktail hour starting at 5pm. For more information, please visit CoxCenterTulsa.com.