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If you say, “There’s nothing to do here,” then you’re just not looking.

You can always stay up to date with the events page here, but here are a few selected highlights for the upcoming week.

Dec. 21-27


Thick Thursday at Ms.Shirley's Soul Food Restaurant and Club

From 10 p.m. to midnight, Ms. Shirley’s Soul Food Restaurant and Club, 1140 N. MacArthur Blvd., offers free entry to “thick” women.

The after-hours club and restaurant stays open until 4 a.m. and general admission is usually $10.



The Holiday Meat Smoking Event

Tulsa-area meat enthusiasts can bring “any amount of meat” to American Legion Post 1, 1120 E. Eighth St. in Tulsa, from 2-5 p.m. Friday to have it smoked.

All meats are allowed, but they must be thawed. Getting your meat smoked is $1.50 per pound. Drop-off is Friday after 2 p.m. and it can be picked up Saturday after 5 p.m. Drop off and pick up at the Club Room.

Call (918) 584-4272 for more information.



Dual Bottle Release Day

Stonecloud Brewing Company holds its final bottle releases of the year from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday at the brewery, 1012 NW First St., in Oklahoma City.

Each 750ml bottle has been hand labeled, corked and caged by Stonecloud’s distinguished brewing team.

At $18 a bottle, the Devil May Hare spiced saison weighs in at 7.6 percent ABV.

For $15 per bottle, the Careless Whisper rustic saison is 5.9 percent ABV.

Both have that funky yeast that errrbody loves.

350 Careless Whisper and 450 Devil May Hare bottles will be available with four maximum per style, per customer. These beers will only be available in bottles to-go.


Festivus Release Party

Anthem Brewing Company has a lot of problems with you people, but it’s nothing a few drinks can’t fix. The annual Festivus Release Party is 5-9 p.m. Saturday at the brewery, 908 SW Fourth St. in Oklahoma City.

Festivus is a bourbon barrel-aged Christmas ale that will be available on draft for pints, half pints and tasters. Bottles of Festivus will be available for purchase. No growler fills will be available until they’ve sold out of bottles.



Italian Christmas Eve at Biga Restaurant

Enjoy the Feast of the Seven Fishes from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Biga Restaurant, 4329 S. Peoria Ave. in Tulsa. The $45 prix fixe menu includes courses of shrimp in pesto bruschetta, mussel and white bean soup, calamari, spinach, arugula and fennel salad, baccala in a spicy marinara on polenta, risotto with scallops and mushrooms, spaghetti with clams, roast salmon with salsa verde and a dessert of tiramisu.



Christmas Buffet at The Bricktown Brewery at Remington Park

Celebrate Christmas the way Jesus would have if he weren’t busy being born in a manger: with a buffet at Bricktown Brewery at Remington Park!

From 11 a.m.-9 p.m., the restaurant at the racino (1 Remington Place) will serve an all-you-can-eat buffet for $16.99.

Guests can even use their Club Remington Card reward dollars to pay. Must be 18 or older.

The menu includes turkey, ham and all the traditional trimmings.



BRRRewery Walk with Stonecloud Brewing Company

It’s the final Plaza Beer Walk of 2017 (seeing at the year has all of four days left) from 5-9 p.m. in the Plaza District.

Stonecloud Brewing Company beer will be featured at four Plaza District destinations:

Empire Slice House: Neon Sunshine Belgian Wit

Saints: Astrodog IPA with Grapefruit Zest

The Press: Astrodog IPA, Forest Brothers Baltic Porter

Oak & Ore: Two Llamas Brett IPA, Turtlehead Imperial Coffee Stout, Toasted Marshmallow Turtlehead

In addition to the percentage of sales going to a local school, Stonecloud and the Plaza Beer Walk locations are hosting a Winter Coat and Clothing Drive benefitting The Homeless Alliance and The Curbside Chronicle.

All Plaza Beer walk attendees are encouraged to bring a heavy coat, new packs of socks, gloves, hats, stocking caps and hand warmers to donate. Each donor gets a raffle ticket for a prize drawing held at 8 p.m. at Oak & Ore.


About the Author

Founder and Eater-in-Chief of I Ate Oklahoma, Greg Elwell has been reviewing restaurants and writing about Oklahoma’s food culture for more than a decade. Where a normal person orders one meal, this guy gets three. He is almost certainly going to die young and those who love him most are fairly ambivalent about it. You can email Greg at greg@iateoklahoma.com.