Thursday, October 19
Get in good with your kids tonight. Surprise them with a trip down to The Tulsa IMAX Theater, 71st & Hwy 169, for a screening of the animated smash hit Open Season (featuring the voices of Ashton Kutcher and Martin Lawrence as a goofy deer and a very domesticated grizzly bear, respectively) now featured in dizzyingly fun 3-D on the giant IMAX screen.
A little field trip like this will definitely give your household popularity a much-needed boost. Well...for tonight, at least. Call 307-2629 for showtimes.
Friday, October 20
Well it's not in urban Tulsa, but tell 'em Urban Tulsa Weekly sent you on the day trip you desperately needed--get up, up and away to fabulous Hugo, OK, for the 3rd Annual Balloons Over Hugo Festival.
More than 20 hot air balloons, including the Oklahoma Centennial Balloon, will make their way to the Agriplex, 5th & Rena, for a weekend's worth of arts and crafts, children's attractions, live stage performances, lawn mower races, tractor & car exhibits, jousting (yes...you read that correctly...jousting), and much more.
Opening ceremonies kick off at 6pm, featuring a balloon glow at 6:30. Proceeds will benefit the Hugo Pregnancy Care Center. For more info, visit www.balloonsoverhugo.com.
Saturday, October 21
For a soul-edifying artistic experience, check out the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, accompanied by the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, in concert tonight at the Tulsa PAC, 2nd & Cincinnati.
Music featured for this performance will include Franz Schubert's "Mass in G, D. 167" and Gabriel Fauré's "Requiem, Op. 48." No expensive light shows or special effects needed here--just pure musical beauty. Concert begins at 8pm.
Sunday, October 22
"Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition." Sure, it's a bit of a clichéd phrase but dadgummit it still rings true here in T-Town. The proof? The return of Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show, the world's largest arms showcase, to the Expo Building, 21st between Harvard & Yale.
This highly attended annual event features 4,000 exhibits including antique and modern firearms, knives, swords and other random weaponry. Of course, western & wildlife art, bronze work and jewelry will also be on display . . .
for all you "artistic types" out there.
If nothing else, Halloween is coming and many of our readers should get a pretty good scare out of the fact that aliens do, indeed, walk among us. Doors will be open 8am-4pm.
Monday, October 23
For a bizarre and unpredictable trip into the criminal underworld, catch a screening of 13 Tzameti tonight at the Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis. The film follows the exploits of 22-year-old Sebastien, a poor immigrant who accidentally overhears a conversation about a certain package that will make someone very rich.
After intercepting it, Sebastien begins following the package's specific delivery instructions . . . with strange and menacing results. Call 592-FILM for showtimes.
Tuesday, October 24
The history of the oil business in and around Tulsa is colorful and fascinating. Don't believe us?
Take The Tulsa Historical Society's all-day bus tour, "A Trip to the Oil Patch," and get the skinny on what went down last century. We think you'll be surprised.
Tour includes lunch at a well site, a trip to Glenpool Centennial Park, Drumright Historical Museum and the Cushing tank farm, all narrated by oilman Philip Landers and tour guide Karen Smith. Call Karen's Tours at 749-2671 for details.
Wednesday, October 25
For a night of young white guys with wailing guitars singin' 'bout love gone wrong, be in attendance this evening when popular blues journeyman Jonny Lang returns to the Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, for a concert along with young Los Angeles blues singer Reeve Carney. Doors open at 7pm.
Thursday, October 26
It's one of the worst, best-loved musicals ever written. We're talking about the Rocky Horror Show, of course...that gleefully cheeky smash-up of sci-fi camp, rock'n'roll bravado, blurred sexuality, transvestite glam fashion and old time horror flicks--with super-fun dance moves.
(Premium "first date" material!)
American Theater Company brings all this debauchery to the stage of the Tulsa PAC, 2nd & Cincinnati, tonight at 8pm.
Classical to Camp, It's All There
Chapman Hall Gets Classical. On Sat., Oct. 21, the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, accompanied by the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, will perform Franz Schubert's "Mass in G, D. 167" and Gabriel Fauré's "Requiem, Op. 48." Tenor Jerry Hatley and bass Richard Sutliff will be featured. Both works offer beautiful harmonies and flowing musical lines in both solo and chorus movements.
General admission tickets are $15 for the 8pm performance at the Tulsa PAC, 2nd & Cincinnati. Get your tickets at the PAC Box Office, at www.myticketoffice.com or by calling 596-7111.
Inflatable Fun. The highly acclaimed Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co. is back in Tulsa for one night only: Sunday, Oct. 22 at 7pm. Bursting with suits of all shapes and sizes, dexterous juggling, dance, visual comedy, mischief and even art, Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co. has to be experienced to be believed. This is an event the whole family will enjoy. The performance is at the Tulsa PAC. Tickets are $15.
Many Artists, Mini Art. For a short time only, Gilcrease Museum, 1400 Gilcrease Museum Rd., will host "American Art in Miniature," an exhibit featuring works from 191 regional and national artists from various media and themes.
The paper works may be no larger than 9"x12" and the sculptures must be under 12". The exhibit will run from Oct. 21-Nov. 5, with a silent auction of the works on Fri., Nov. 3. Proceeds from the sale benefit Gilcrease's programs. For more information, call 596-2752 or visit www.gilcrease.org.
Sea Life in a New Light. A family documentary taking you under the sea, Deep Sea 3D explores the depths of the ocean and all of the creatures that call it home. You're not just seeing what's down there, you're right in the middle of it...swimming with the fish through the waves & reefs. This extraordinary film will be shown twice daily at Tulsa's Cinemark IMAX, 10802 E. 71st. Call 307-2629 for showtimes.
Get Away from It All. If you are seeking serenity, even for only a couple days, "A Special Weekend with the Monks", Sat. and Sunday, Oct. 21-22, might be the getaway from the madding crowd you needed.
Current bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tulsa, Edward J. Slattery, will host the event. Following an art show at the Southern Hills Marriott on the 21st, Slattery will entertain guests at a banquet dinner & reception, featuring nationally renowned evangelist Raymond Arroyo of the Eternal Word Television Network, (EWTN) giving the keynote address.
Following the dinner, guests will travel north to the campus of Cascia Hall Prep School which will host its first concert in the school's new performing arts center. The concert will feature an ensemble led by pianist Fr. Sean Duggan, a Benedictine monk from St. Joseph's Abbey in Louisiana.
Tickets to the dinner & concert are $100. Part of the proceeds will go to the reconstruction of St. Joseph's, which was damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
On Sun., Oct. 22, visitors will be able to attend a Solemn High Mass at 10am in the crypt of the church that is under construction at Clear Creek outside Hulbert.
The cost is $20 for the shuttle and $20 for an accompanying picnic lunch. Registration for one or both events is at www.clearcreekmonks.org or by calling (877) TULSACC.
More Serenity During the heat of the summer, the Oklahoma Society of Impressionists made their way to Clear Creek Monastery in the Ozark Foothills in Cherokee County. Their weekend visit with the monks produced a number of paintings that portray the monks' serene lives at the monastery.
These works of art will be available for public viewing on one day only, Sat., Oct. 21. The show will be at the Southern Hills Marriott Hotel, 71st & Lewis, from 10am-7:30pm. To learn more about the art at its creators, visit www.clearcreekmonks.org.
The artwork will be a part of a silent online auction to raise money for a residence building for the monks from Oct. 10-25.
Doing the Hundreds at Fifty. Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry will hold its annual Awards Conference and Writing Workshop on Sat., Oct. 21st at the University of Tulsa.
Participants are offered the opportunity to work with more than 50 renowned authors, including the judges for the annual Nimrod/Hardman contest and other visiting artists. One-on-one editing sessions are available, as well as master classes, readings, and panel discussions.
Each workshop and panel discussion is designed to stimulate ideas and discussion and inspire and improve participants' writing in all areas. For registration forms and more information please call 631-3080 or e-mail: email@example.com or visit www.utulsa.edu/nimrod.
Big Rigs-n-Black Gold. The Tulsa Historical Society's Bus Tour, "A Trip to the Oil Patch," is an all day tour of the oil business on Tues., Oct. 24. The tour includes lunch at a well site, Glenpool Centennial Park, Drumright Historical Museum and the Cushing tank farm.
Narration is by oilman Philip Landers and his tour guide Karen Smith. For more information, call Karen's Tours at 749-2671. An all-inclusive package is $69 per person.
Hotel Connecticut. Upon watching a 60 Minutes story on The Hotel Hooker, once a charming rooming house, now a decaying shamble housing heroin addicts, Josh Goldbloom decided to go to the city of Willimantic, Connecticut, and see for himself just how bad things had sunk. What he found, instead, opposed what Dan Rather and his crew had "exposed" about the place.
The director of Heroin Town, a recovering addict himself, moved to the town and soon found himself a resident in the hotel. With a camera and a commitment to find the true soul of these people, Goldbloom soon gained the trust of not only the hotel's long-standing residents, but also the mayor, the citizens and even the town's clergy.
This intimate film shows the residents of Willimantic as fiercely proud of their town, and feeling betrayed by the media. What emerges is a complex portrait, and one that mirrors the plight of all American cities. Goldbloom will be present for a Q&A after both shows at the Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis, on Oct. 22 & 23.
A Celebration of Survivorship. "Renewed Beauty" is a gallery exhibition of more than 20 black-and-white photographs of Tulsa breast cancer survivors, taken by award-winning photographer Denea Griffin.
Featuring a touch of pink, the images reflect the beauty of survivorship and the different forms that it can take.
The breathtaking images will be shown along with the presentation of Journeys, a movie reel presenting the journeys that Tulsa women have traveled with breast cancer and survivorship.
The show will run Oct. 19-21 in the LaFortune Studio at the Tulsa PAC, 3rd & Cincinnati. Join Y-ME for the Thursday evening unveiling and you will be treated to a silent auction as well as complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres.
In addition, survivors and artists associated with the show will be on hand to discuss their experience with breast cancer and the joy of survivorship.
Tickets for Thurs. evening are priced at $75 each. Fri. and Sat. evening ticket holders will enjoy light refreshments and experience a celebration of life and survivorship. Tickets for Fri. and Sat. evening shows are $35 each. All proceeds will benefit the Northeastern Oklahoma Affiliate of Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization.
Edmond Sends Tulsa Its Finest! At 5pm on Sunday, Oct. 22, Lee Rucker, one of UCO's favorite jazz professors and musicians will get the music flowing with the Edmond Jazz Quartet. His performance is brought to us by the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, currently located at the Greenwood Cultural Center, 322 N. Greenwood.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, students and members and $3 for youth. For more information on this concert or the season, visit www.okjazz.org or call 596-1001.
Full of Hot Air? The balloons at the 3rd Annual Balloons Over Hugo festival definitely are featuring 20+ hot participants, including the Oklahoma Centennial Balloon! Oct. 20-22 at the Agriplex, 5th & Rena in Hugo.
Gates open at 4pm on Fri., Oct. 20th with the opening ceremonies at 6pm and a balloon glow at 6:30.
Arts and crafts, children's attractions, live stage performances, lawn mower races, tractor & car exhibits, jousting, and much more. Bring your lawn chairs and experience some family fun! For more info, visit www.balloonsoverhugo.com
Real Life Chronicles. All of Britain has watched them grow up and evolve, from rambunctious seven-year-olds to 40-something adults.
What began as the documentary Seven Up in 1964 has turned into a lifelong record, with director Michael Apted revisiting the subjects every seven years to create one of the most unusual real-life narratives in film history.
Circle Cinema II presents 49 Up, the most recent installment of the documentaries on Oct. 24, 26 & 29.
Don't Know Why You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello. On Fri., Oct. 20, California band Hellogoodbye is bringing "10 foot" pop hooks to the Cain's Ballroom stage in support of their new album Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!
Along with the band comes a multitude of diverse instruments and bands Ozma, Cute Is What We Aim For, and Peachcake. Doors are at 7pm, and advance tickets are only $16. Not bad for four bands! Get your tickets at the Cain's Box Office, 423 N. Main, Starship Records, Reasor's Stores or www.gettix.net.
So Many Bands, We Can't List Them All. But we'll try! 9mm Solution, Sixes, Wither, Fighting Tomorrow, Aesthetic, AfterEight, Black Sails, Downcast, Aviyn, No One's Slave, Trip C and Separation From All will all be part of DCF and The Edge's Infinite Records Showcase on Sat., Oct. 21 at the Cain's Ballroom. Doors are at 7pm and tickets are $10 in advance.
Heaven-Sent Harmonies. On Tues., Oct. 24, L.A. singer/songwriter Jenny Lewis will be teaming up with the harmonizing, Kentucky-born Watson Twins to perform an ethereal and soulful show at the Cain's Ballroom.
Supporting acts are Will Sheff of Okkervil River and The Blow. Doors are at 7pm, and advance tickets are $18.
Jonny Does the Blues. Still young blues virtuoso Jonny Lang has really come into his own, carving a niche out for himself in the crowded realm of blues music and creating a sound that's all his own.
He brings another blues young'n with him, Reeve Carney of L.A. All at Cain's Ballroom. The show is On Wed., Oct. 25, doors at 7pm, and advance tickets are $35.
Tulsa's Most Haunted! Join the Paranormal Investigation Team of Tulsa (I didn't know we had one either!) on a 3-hour-tour aboard an old-time trolley (NOT the U.S.S. Minnow) for an evening of rich Tulsa history and its mysterious stories.
Tours are Oct. 20-21 & Nov. 3 from 7-10pm. Each spooky evening starts at Tulsa Ghost Tours, 2625 S. Memorial, and costs $25 per person. For more information on this eerie event, call 694-PITT or visit www.pittok.com
Let's Do the Time Warp Again! Chad Oliverson struts the stage in hip-high, red platform boots, reprising his role as the salacious Dr. Frank-N-Furter in last year's Halloween hit, The Rocky Horror Show.
Dress up as your favorite character and sing and dance along with the eccentric residents of Frank-N-Furter's castle and their seducible guests, Brad and Janet. Mature audiences only, please.
The show opened last weekend and will continue to run Oct. 19-21 and 26-28 at 8pm. Tickets are $24 for adults on Fri. and Sat.; $20 on weekdays and Sundays. Performances are in the Williams Theatre of the Tulsa PAC.
Different Version of the Story? American Indian Theatre presents a Mahenwahdose production of What's a Christopher Columbus? One of Oklahoma's favorite performers and storytellers, Will Hill, stars in this play, which he wrote. Jehnean Washington co-stars, with Robert Cheadle in a featured role.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and $5 for children. The show opened last weekend, and performances continue Oct. 20-21 at 8pm. Performances are in the Liddy Doenges Theatre of the Tulsa PAC.
All For the Money? Circle Cinema II, presents 13 Tzameti. In the film, the 22-year-old Sebastien leads an impoverished life with his immigrant family, constantly struggling to support them.
While repairing the roof of a neighbor's house, he overhears a conversation about an expected package that promises to make the household rich. Sensing an opportunity, Sebastien intercepts the package, which contains specific instructions.
Following the clues, he assumes a false identity and manages to slip through the grasp of the enclosing police as he ventures deeper into the countryside. The closer he gets to his destination and the more people he meets along the way, the more confused he becomes.
A thrilling & surreal film that journeys into a sinister, criminal underworld, it plays Oct. 20-26 at 10 S. Lewis. Call 592-FILM for showtimes.
Love a Good Weapon? Yet again, Tulsa's largest arms show (actually, the world's largest arms show) will be open at the Tulsa Expo Building, 21st between Harvard & Yale, on Oct. 21 & 22. Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show will feature a grand total of 4,000 exhibits including antique and modern firearms, knives, swords and weapons accessories for display and sale.
Visitors are also encouraged to bring firearms, swords & knives to sell, trade, or for free appraisal. A general interest section (for the pacifist in all of us) will display western & wildlife art, bronze work and jewelry.
Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show will run from 8am-6pm on Sat. and 8am-4pm on Sunday, with a free safety seminar at 2pm on both days. Advance tickets will be sold at OK Police Supply, Lash's Gun Emporium, MacKool's Firearms, Sports World, Spartan Arms Co. & Roy Oliver's Jewelry. For more info about the world's largest arms show, call 744-1113 or visit www.tulsaarmsshow.com.
And Another Scary Thing . . . Many haunting Halloween events, one location...The Haunted Castle of Muskogee at 3400 Fern Mountain Rd. in Muskogee. Open Fri. and Sat. this month, and Oct. 30 & 31 from 6-10pm, you'll find thrills for the entire family.
For the most courageous, try a walk through the woods along the Trail of Blood where the lost souls will guide you; the Torture Chamber shows you what really happened in medieval dungeons; Casa Morte is a labyrinth through the 12th Century Castle with doom and mystery around every corner; Domus Horrificus takes where your favorite monsters dwell. In the Ultimate Maze, most of you will find your way. The rest of you, well...
For the weak at heart, there's the Haunted Hayride, a trip that's will keep you on your toes. For kids 8 and under, The Haunted Castle hosts Halloween Land--a carnival of delight with a safe "trick or treat" zone, games, coloring contest, treats and balloons with absolutely no scares!
Halloween Village is the place where everyone experiences the very best of Halloween: Ghost stories, bobbing for apples, hot and cold food and drinks, games and dancing to great music in the DJ Tent. Parking and admission to Halloween Village is free.
Tickets must be purchased for other events and prices range from $2 to $6.95. Advanced tickets may be purchased any day up to Oct. 31. Go to www.OKCastle.com to check out discount ticket combos.
No Need to be Sad. The Tulsa Artists' Coalition presents the Italian sculptor Paolo Gabrielli's "Toys for Melancholy Kids," through Oct. 28 at the TAC Gallery, located at 9 East Brady.
Just as Gabrielli's exhibit title reflects his highly ironic, post-modern perspective, so too does his artist's statement. He writes, "These sculptures are not sculptures, of course, but toys, and more precisely prototypes of toys for melancholics.
They aspire to the industrial production on a large scale and to the indefinite propagation, in proportion to the planetary diffusion of the anguishastic-desperative Weltanschauung." If you're not exactly sure what that means, come see how the pieces move you.
Gallery hours are Tues.-Fri. from 11am-2pm and Thurs.-Sat. from 6-9pm. For more information, contact the Tulsa Artists' Coalition at 592-0041 or visit www.tacgallery.org.
Okie Jews. Through Mar. 2007, the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art will be showing their new exhibition, "Prairie Landsmen: The Jews of Oklahoma," which consists of photographs of Jewish people and places in Oklahoma.
These photographs tell the story of the State's Jewish community. The artist, celebrated American photographer David Halpern, concentrated on capturing the Jewish presence, in some cases the remnants of a Jewish presence, in small-town Oklahoma.
Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm; Sunday 1-5pm. Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art is located at 2021 E. 71st St. Call 492-1818 for details.
Oui, Love Parisian Art. Philbrook presents "In the Studios of Paris: William Bouguereau & His American Students." The exhibit showcases 54 paintings, drawings and prints by Bouguereau and his leading American students, including Cecilia Beaux, E. Irving Couse, Elizabeth Gardner, Robert Henri & Lawton Parker.
Each student is compared and contrasted to Bouguereau both through student works and mature works. Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Rd., 749-7941
Explore Nature With Audubon. Gilcrease Museum presents "John James Audubon: American Artist and Naturalist." This diverse exhibit presents 91 of Audubon's watercolors, oil paintings, lithographs & engravings.
Audubon, a French-American "Renaissance Man," brought the authenticity of science to his art, which helps guarantee that this exhibit will please art and nature lovers alike. The exhibition will run through the end of the year. Tickets are $7/adults, $6/seniors, $5/ages 13-18, and children under 12 are free. 1400 Gilcrease Museum Rd. Visit www.gilcrease.org for museum and exhibit info.
How Big is "Big"? The new presentation at the Bertlesmeyer Planetarium, "Big," explores the outermost observable corners of the universe to explore the size of the universe. Located at 3624 N. 74th E. Ave., across from the Tulsa Zoo and Mohawk Park, the Planetarium is open 10am-5pm, Tues.-Sat.; and 1-5 pm on Sunday.
Tickets are $6/adults, $5/seniors, students & military; $4/ages 5-12; & under 4 seated on an adult's lap are free. Tulsa Air and Space Museum members received a 20% discount. For show times & more info, call 834-9900 or visit www.TulsaAirAndSpaceMuseum.com.
Sink Or Swim...in 3-D! Hunters, beware! The Tulsa IMAX, 71st & Hwy 169, is now showing the film Open Season, an animated adventure movie for the whole family.
In Open Season, a grizzly bear named Boog (Martin Lawrence), domesticated by a park ranger, Beth, helps deer friend Elliot (Ashton Kutcher) escape from the mullet-sporting hunter, Shaw. When the animals escape to the forest the pair become lost just as hunting season begins, made worse by the fact Boog doesn't know how to survive outside of his beloved ranch.
Elliott and Boog develop a strong bond not only between themselves but also with the wild animals and attempt to drive the hunters out of the forest. Along with IMAX projection technology, an extraordinary sound system, and those oh-so-fashionable 3-D glasses.
For information on tickets and show times call 307-2629 or visit the website at www.cinemark.com.
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