Tulsa Performing ArtsEarly Tulsa settlers included cultured people who brought their appreciation of music with them, thus sowing the seeds for future growth of the arts.
The Tulsa Opera presents a season of internationally renowned productions. The Performing Arts Center (PAC), E. 2nd Street and Cincinnati Avenue in downtown Tulsa, was built with a combination of public and private funds. It serves as the hub of the arts entertainment community in the city. For ticket information phone (918) 596-7111. In addition, Tulsa Ballet performs in Chapman Music Hall at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center; for ticket information phone (918) 749-6006.
The Tulsa Spotlighters present “The Drunkard,” a 19th-century melodrama that has been in regular production since 1953. The play, which encourages audience participation, is followed by “The Olio,” an old-fashioned variety show. The landmark Spotlight Theatre, 1381 Riverside Dr., serves as the play’s venue; phone (918) 587-5030.
The Jazz Depot at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 5 S. Boston Ave., features jazz, gospel and blues concerts on Sunday afternoons. On Tuesday evenings the public is invited to drop in to hear local jazz musicians during “Depot Jams.” The Hall of Fame also hosts live jazz music on Friday mornings. For schedules and ticket information phone (918) 928-5299.
AAA’s in-person hotel evaluations are unscheduled to ensure the inspector has an experience similar to that of members. To pass inspection, all hotels must meet the same rigorous standards for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality. These hotels receive a AAA Diamond designation that tells members what type of experience to expect.
The Tulsa area has a sales tax of 8.52 percent, a lodging tax of 13.52 percent and a rental car tax of 14.51 percent.
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Hillcrest Hospital South, (918) 294-4000; Hillcrest Medical Center, (918) 579-1000; OSU Medical Center, (918) 599-1000; Saint Francis Hospital, (918) 494-2200; St. John Medical Center, (918) 744-2345.
1 W. 3rd St., Suite 100 Tulsa, OK 74103. Phone:(918)585-1201 or (800)558-3311
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Hertz, 7727 E. Young Pl., offers discounts to AAA members; phone (918) 838-1015 or (800) 654-3080.
Greyhound Lines Inc. and Jefferson Lines are the major bus lines serving the city. Both operate out of the terminal at 317 S. Detroit Ave.; phone (918) 584-4428 for schedule information.
The major cab company is Yellow Checker Cab, (918) 582-6161. Taxis are metered and charge $1.50-$2 plus $1.90 for each mile. There is a $1 charge for each additional passenger.
Tulsa Transit operates buses throughout the metropolitan area and includes stops at attractions and shopping centers. The main terminal is at 319 S. Denver Ave. at W. 3rd St.; phone (918) 582-2100 for schedules and information.