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People & Places: White Party takes to the streets, roofs of downtown Tulsa

People & Places: White Party takes to the streets, roofs of downtown Tulsa

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Getting ready for White Party Eleven (from left) Jessica Wiist of Family & Children’s Services, co-chairs Dave and Lauren Sherry, Kayla Vaughn, Joshua Roby and Tom Taylor. The event benefits Family & Children’s Services. Courtesy

A bit of downtown Tulsa will be turned a whiter shade of pale, as White Party Eleven will take over Cincinnati Avenue between Sixth and Seventh Streets for an evening of dinner, dancing and craft cocktails, all to benefit Family & Children’s Services.

Family & Children’s Services has become the place to which one out of every six Tulsans turn for help with problems that seem overwhelming and too difficult to handle alone, be it restoring children’s well-being, helping to heal victims of abuse, strengthening individuals and families, or providing hope and recovery for adults suffering from mental illness and addictions.

The party — known among the cognoscenti as “WP11” — will begin with an exclusive craft cocktail hour and dinner for upper-level sponsors and their guests. Later in the evening, table patrons will have exclusive access to the Tom-Tom Room Lounge on the upper level of The Vault to enjoy unlimited cocktails.

A general admission dance party will follow on the Vault’s rooftop. Couples can purchase a VIP package that includes valet parking, exclusive access to the VIP Lounge with private bars, four mixed drink tickets, champagne bottle service and complimentary cigars.

Tulsa’s top venues and mixologists serving at WP11 include: Sarah Elliot from The Summit, Hank Hanewinkel III from MixCo, Jackie Hiskett from Juniper, Ray Lickliter from The Lounge (Bull in the Alley), Catelyn Marlow from The Vault, Lesley Nelson from Amelia’s, Shanna Postoak from Stonehorse, Reed Richards from Oren, Logan Sweetwood from Hodges Bend and Chloe Wilhite from Valkyrie.

Event details: 6 p.m. patron cocktail party and dinner; 9 p.m. dance party, Saturday, May 12, at the Vault, 620 S. Cincinnati Ave., and environs.

Attire: Think white.

Sponsors: Terry & Pam Carter, George Kaiser Family Foundation, Graves McLain, the Robinson Foundation, Cimarex

Tickets: $75 general admission, $300 VIP couple’s package. Sponsorships $5,000 to $25,000 available.

To purchase and more information: whitepartyok.com

• Volunteers of America Oklahoma will host its annual Rhinestone Cowboy event, to celebrate the organization’s 25th anniversary. The evening will include a ceremony honoring June Patton and David Hogan as Premier Volunteers. Entertainment will be provided by Nashville recording artist Taria Lee.

Event details: 6 p.m. Friday, April 27, at the Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N. Main St.

Attire: Cowboy attire encouraged

Tickets: $200 individuals.

To purchase and more information: voaok.org.

• Roll the dice and test your magnate skills at Tulsa Tycoons: A Night of Monopoly, benefiting Junior Achievement of Oklahoma. Patrons can participate in a life-sized Monopoly game, or simply enjoy fine food and drink, mobile and live auctions and a raffle. The evening will also honor this year’s Honorary Tycoons Genter and Wendy Drummond, Phil Albert and Steve Tiger.

Event details: 6 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Cox Business Center, 100 Civic Center.

Attire: Business formal

Sponsors: AAON, Tulsa International Airport, U.S. Cellular, The Anne and Henry Zarrow Family Foundation. Bank of Oklahoma, Gentner and Wendy Drummond / Blue Sky Bank, Cherokee Nation Businesses, The Consultants, Ltd., Ernst & Young LLP, H.A. & Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust, Israel Diamond Supply, Linde Engineering North America, Williams.

Tickets: $125-$250. Sponsorships available.

To purchase and more information: tulsatycoons.com.

• The Tulsa Oratorio Chorus will host its annual fundraiser, this year titled “Spring of TOC.” The evening will include beer and wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a live performance by the chorus, and a live auction.

Event details: 6 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Central Community Center in Centennial Park, 1028 E. Sixth St.

Tickets: $100.

To purchase and more information: tulsachorus.org.

James D. Watts Jr.

918-581-8478

james.watts@tulsaworld.com

Twitter: watzworld

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