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You can help save The Outsiders home in Tulsa.

Thanks to social media, I now know that Danny Boy O’Connor is trying to save The Outsiders house in Tulsa.

And he’s asking for our help. 

O’Connor, a founding member of the 1990s hip-hop group House of Pain, is apparently a huge fan of S.E. Hinton’s “The Outsiders” and Francis Ford Coppola’s film version.

He wants to save the rundown house in Tulsa at 731 N. St. Louis Ave. where the Curtis brothers lived in Coppola’s movie.

He and a group of friends bought it and O’Connor been in town helping get it cleaned up. But their goal is a total restoration and to “turn it into the first ever museum dedicated solely to The Outsiders.”

I love this idea and his passion and enthusiasm for preserving a Tulsa treasure, and O’Connor even has S.E. Hinton’s approval.


Side note: Maybe we could even get Rob Lowe to visit? Just saying.

If he did, I would invite him, O’Connor and the entire Outsiders gang to Philbrook’s Films on the Lawn summer series.

Every year, the Philbrook Museum of Art picks a series of classic movies to screen each week. One year, we packed a picnic with some friends and went to see “Goldfinger.” It’s one of the more magical experiences in Tulsa, despite the summer heat.

They’ve launched a Kickstarter to help fund a better screen and audio system. Donations large and small will get you some fun perks and bennies, including tickets to this summer’s screenings.

The 2016 schedule:

July 1: It Happened One Night (1934)

July 8: To Catch a Thief (1955)

July 15: Mary Poppins (1964)

July 22: Cat Ballou (1965)

July 29: How to Steal a Million (1966)

The setting is truly magical and it’s a fun way to spend an evening with friends or family.

Maybe you’ll even see the Little Pink Bear, my newest obsession on Instagram.

Someone left a little pink bear behind during spring break activities at the Philbrook, and the employees have turned it into the cutest social media campaign ever.

They’ve been posting in hopes of returning Little Pink Bear to its rightful owner, but in the meantime, the bear is having all kinds of adventures. Goldie Hawn would like to meet her (and the museum’s cats).