Dancing the Night Away. Witness some of Tulsa's finest young dancers in action Sat., Apr. 14 at the Tulsa PAC, 2nd & Cincinnati, as Oklahoma Performing Arts' Youth Ballet presents Love and Honor, a revue of several impressive stage presentations including the whimsical La Boutique Fantasque; '40s jazz tap dance extravaganza Tuxedo Junction; and the modern dance title piece, Love and Honor, based on the Old Testament's Book of Ruth. Show begins at 7pm.
Thursday, April 12
In Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, A Delicate Balance, middle-aged couple Agnes and Tobias has to grapple with the tricky bonds of love, family and friendship as they face personal challenges with Agnes's alcoholic sister Claire, their unlucky-in-love daughter Julia, and a couple of emotionally needy best friends who arrive unannounced for an extended stay. See this acerbically funny-yet-touching play tonight at the Broken Arrow Community Playhouse, 1800 S. Main, Broken Arrow. Curtain rises at 8pm.
Friday, April 13
When it comes to folksingers, few match the accomplishments of John McCutcheon. He's garnered four Grammy nominations over the course of 25 albums, his concerts sell out across the globe, and his musicianship and performance skills are legendary. Catch him in concert tonight in the Williams Theatre of the Tulsa PAC, 2nd & Cincinnati. Music starts at 8pm.
Saturday, April 14
George Gershwin's beloved Porgy and Bess is one of the few examples of a truly successful musical marriage between the structured classical art form of opera with free flowing blues and jazz. This modern opera masterpiece hasn't been performed in Tulsa for 21 years, so don't miss your opportunity to experience it tonight at the Tulsa PAC, 2nd & Cincinnati. Show begins at 7:30pm.
Sunday, April 15
Yet another award winning drama will hit the stage tonight at the Tulsa PAC, 2nd & Cincinnati. Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Lost in Yonkers, follows the coming-of-age travails of Jay and Arty, two brothers deposited with their intimidating, immigrant grandmother while their deadbeat dad travels the country trying to pay off his numerous debts. See what happens to these poor boys when the curtain rises at 8pm.
Monday, April 16
Modern rock faves and muscle car moniker-sharing combo Chevelle will blast into the Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, tonight along with special guests Finger Eleven and Strata (formerly known as Downside). Doors open at 7pm. Yes...it will be loud.
Tuesday, April 17
M.A. Doran Gallery, 3509 S. Peoria, will be featuring the work of sculptor Virginia Harrison and abstract/landscape painter William Rabon this month. Drop by and indulge yourself in a healthy dose of art today. Visit www.madorangallery.com for more details about the artists.
Wednesday, April 18
Mannheim Steamroller's self-described "18th century rock and roll sound" has accrued a sizable and extremely loyal following over the decades. See the spectacular Steamroller ensemble (15 performers!) as they reel through tunes from their popular Fresh Aire album series live onstage tonight at the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis. Show starts at 7:30pm.
Thursday, April 19
Artist Cassandra Wonderly has a fresh, irreverent and funny way of looking at modern life. With her 3-D collages, Wonderly explores the all the good she can find in these bad, bad times. Check out her latest exhibition, "Pucker Up To The Apocalypse with Cassandra Wonderly," at the Tulsa Artists' Coalition Gallery, 9 E. Brady. Gallery hours: 6-9pm.
Walking the Line. Edward Albee's Pulitzer-Prize winning A Delicate Balance is a caustically funny and moving exploration of love, compassion and the bonds of friendship and family. Agnes and Tobias, a middle-aged couple, are engaged in a battle of wills with Agnes' sister Claire, a self-professed drunk, and their daughter Julia, who has returned home after a fourth failed marriage. Their equilibrium is further jeopardized by the sudden arrival of their best friends, Edna and Harry, a couple seeking refuge in an already threatened home. The play will run Apr. 13-14 and 19-22 at the Broken Arrow Community Playhouse, 1800 S. Main in BA. Curtain rises at 8pm. Tickets range $6-13 and may be purchased at the Box Office or 258-0077.
Lost and Found. Lost in Yonkers is a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Neil Simon. Set during World War II, the story is about two young brothers, Jay and Arty, who are left in Yonkers, New York by their fraught father so he can travel the country to pay off his debts. The boys are placed in the hands of their Grandma Kurnitz, a harsh, frightfully menacing immigrant woman. As Jay and Arty learn to live with their dreadful grandmother and get to know their uncle and aunts, they ultimately come into their own. The play will show Apr. 13-15 and 19-21 in the Doenges Theatre of the Tulsa PAC, 2nd & Cincinnati. Tickets are $17.50 and may be purchased at the Box Office, myticketoffice.com or 596-7111.
A Treat for Your Ears. John McCutcheon's concerts are international sell-outs, delighting audiences young and old with exceptional musicianship, mind-boggling versatility, humor, insight and peerless performance skills. With 25 albums and four Grammy nominations, it's no wonder McCutcheon is one of the most respected and beloved folksingers around. Catch him in a one-night-only show in the Williams Theatre of the Tulsa PAC on Fri., April 13 at 8pm. Tickets are $20 for general admission.
Summertime, and the Livin's Easy. It's told that Gershwin considered his folk opera Porgy and Bess to be his finest work, incorporating a wealth of blues and jazz idioms into the classical art form of opera. Seventy-some-odd years later, it's still one of the most celebrated modern operas. It hasn't run in Tulsa since 1986, so take this opportunity to dive into the music of Gershwin. Performances will be at the Tulsa PAC at 7:30pm on April 14 & 20 and 2:30pm on the 22nd. Tickets range from $15-90, so there's a spot in the house for everyone.
Dance, Dance. The talents of gifted young Oklahoma dancers are highlighted in Love and Honor, a performance in the Williams Theatre of the Tulsa PAC on Sat., Apr. 14. The program includes La Boutique Fantasque, also known as The Magic Toy Store; Tuxedo Junction, which is a full-length tap presentation in the style of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire; the modern ballet Love and Honor, based on the Book of Ruth, and Blues in the Night, an original musical written by Oklahoma's award-winning playwright Clark Frayser. Curtain is at 7pm, and tickets are only $3 for children and $5 for adults.
The Coasts of Central America. Costa Rica nurtures some of the last remaining natural treasures of the world. Emerald rainforests abound with rainbow-colored wildlife. Rincon de la Vieja National Park encompasses 20 acres of hot springs, boiling mud pots, sulfur lakes and vapor geysers that color the surrounding rocks red, green and vivid yellow. Sandy tropical beaches line Cost Rica's coasts. All together these wonders create the colors that have lured visitors to Costa Rica again and again and made it a popular retirement spot for Americans. Come see all of its glory at the Armchair Traveler series in the Williams Theatre of the Tulsa PAC. Showtimes are 2 & 7:30pm on Mon., Apr. 16. Tickets are $7.
Art in 2 & 3D. There's always something of interest going on at the M.A. Doran Gallery, 3509 S. Peoria. This month, you'll have the opportunity to see new sculptures in various media from Virginia Harrison, as well as old and new paintings, primarily abstracts and landscapes by William Rabon, two local artists with two beautiful visions. The opening for the show will be Apr. 12 from 5-8pm, but the exhibit will run through May 5. For more info, visit madorangallery.com or call 748-8700.
Up and Coming. Come check out some local, original talent during the kickoff show of Urban Tulsa Weekly's NewVo (new Voices) showcase. The first week's show will start at 8pm at The Otherside at 69th & Lewis. Bands performing will be RadioRadio, Admiral Twin, My Solstice and Calling Matthew. Wanna know the best part? The show is 100 percent free, so there's no excuse to not go.
Get Ready for the Windup...or the Serve. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane Softball ladies have three games this week, and they're all against Marshall. They'll start off with a doubleheader on Sat., April 14, with games at 1 and 3:30pm, and then they'll take them on again at 12:30pm on Sunday. Hopefully they'll sweep. Come out and show your hometown support and pride. Games are played in the Hardesty Complex at 6th & Delaware on the TU Campus. Tickets are $4-6 and may be bought at the Box Office, www.tulsahurricane.com or 631-GoTU. If you're in the mood for other college sports, try the TU Women's Tennis match on Sunday, April 15, versus St. Louis at 9am. Games are free and played in the Tennis Complex at 8th & Delaware.
Vintage-Stylee. Jon Christopher refers to himself as a portrait artist, but in truth he is well versed in many art forms including fashion and interior design. Jon's recent work focuses on the pulp-era girly magazines of the 1930s and '40s. A smooth classic veneer sets the stage for the seedy and sexy side of vintage social taboos. Self Gallery, 2012 E. 11th, will be showcasing his work from Apr. 13-30. There will be an opening reception on the 13th from 7-10pm. Come see what timeless style looks like.
The King May be Gone... But Ronnie McDowell is here to make sure we never forget. A country singer with a penchant for singing Elvis tunes and touring with his original sidemen, McDowell does Elvis as well as he sings his own songs. On Sat., Apr. 14, the Brady Theater invites you to an evening with McDowell, who promises to entertain. Doors are at 6:30pm, and tickets are General Admission and available only at the door. They are $20 each and may be paid for only in cash.
Drunk Enough to Dance? Poppy-punk band Bowling for Soup was meant to play Tulsa back in Jan., but they're just now getting around to it. Come check out their comedic approach to music and life at the Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, on Sat., Apr. 14. It'll be quite a music-packed night, with Upside, Quietdrive, ONEnightSCAM and Ronnie Day also sharing the stage. Doors swing open at 7pm, and advance tickets are only $16. Get yours at the Box Office, Starship Records, Reasor's or gettix.net. Tickets from the January show will also be honored.
Wonder What's Next. Alterna-metal band Chevelle knows how to put on a rockin' show, but just be careful, or you might lose your eardrums. I'm pretty sure this will be the power trio's first stop in Tulsa, so it's guaranteed to be a busy show. Joining them will be Canadians Finger Eleven and Strata (formerly known as Downside). Doors are at 7pm on Mon., Apr. 16 at Cain's Ballroom. Advance tickets are $27.
Not the Tories. It's The Whigs, and they're ready to rock the 2nd stage of the Cain's Ballroom, next door at Bob's. The Athens, Georgia band will travel far to be with you on Apr. 17, so do 'em a favor and come check out the show. Opening will be the ever-popular TBA and bro/sis powerhouse duo, Red Alert. Doors are at 7pm, and tickets are $11 both in advance and at the door.
And Now for Some Fresh Aire. Come explore the transcendental music of Mannheim Steamroller as 15 fine performers, 10 of which are local musicians, put on a spectacular show Wed., Apr. 18 at the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis. Covering tunes and topics from all of their Fresh Aire albums, you can experience their unique 18th century rock and roll sound with 9,000 of your closest Tulsa friends. The show starts at 7:30pm, and tickets range from $35 to $55. Get yours at the Box Office, 495-6000 or mabeecenter.com.
Gigantic. The Pixies cut an unparalleled path through modern music. Four and a half albums, a few tours, some breathtaking music and endless speculation about the relationship between the four founding members led many fans to scratch their heads in wonderment at their abrupt and acrimonious disbanding in 1992. In 2004, to the amazement of their fans, the Pixies reunited. Loud, Quiet, Loud is an intimate portrait of the band members and their difficult, tense and ultimately triumphant return as one of rock music's greatest bands. It will show at the Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis, Apr. 13-14. Director Matthew Galkin will be at the Circle at 9pm for a Q&A session. Call 592-FILM for showtimes.
On the Prowl. The documentary Dressed to Kill: Women Who Hunt, chronicles women's experiences, motivations, and complicated emotions on five hunts across Texas in an unsettling and thought-provoking journey about ways we obtain our food and how that impacts who we are. This film will screen on Sunday, Apr. 15 at the Circle Cinema. Producer Carol Wagoner will be at the Circle for a Q&A. Call 592-FILM for showtimes.
Humor for Survival. Out of the hundreds of thousands of women who passed through the gates at Auschwitz, the film Swimming in Auschwitz focuses on just six. Each woman tells their life's story, from before they were taken away, up to the liberation by Allied forces at the end of the war and on to their lives today. A special benefit showing for the Eva Unterman Holocaust Education Fund of the Jewish Federation of Tulsa with guest filmmaker Jon Kean will be Sunday, Apr. 15 at 7pm. There will be other showings on Apr. 17 and 19, all at the Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis. Call 592-FILM for showtimes.
Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite. The film Days of Glory follows the story of four men who were recruited from France's African colonies to stave off the Nazis: one to defend the ideals of France, even if he does not enjoy them himself back home, one for adventure, one to escape poverty, and one to see if his romantic vision of France is true. All four men will be severely tested--physically, politically, and morally--as their battles on the frontline are set against the racism of their French commanders. This film open Apr. 13 at the Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis. Call 592-FILM for showtimes.
Oklahoma on Stage. Sapulpa Community Theatre is honored to be performing the works of S.E. Hinton, John Pruner, Julie Seals, Sarah Thurman, Greg Stone and Michael Wright in a performance that spotlights original playwrights working in Oklahoma today. "Sapulpa Fiction: A Centennial Celebration of Oklahoma's Original Playwrights" will be productions that are distilled down to their very core. "Sapulpa Fiction" will run Apr. 13-22, with shows Fri. and Sat. at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $10 dollars for adults and $5 for students. The theatre is located at 124 Water St. in Sapulpa. For more info, visit www.sapulpatheatre.com or call 227-2169.
Get a Whiff of This. The old-timey, Americana band Old Crow Medicine Show may love to sing about cocaine, but it's not affected their music much. That is to say that their finger pickin' and bowing is in top form, and they want to bring Tulsa to its feet and to clap its hands with these throwback tunes to yesteryear. So far, they're the only band confirmed for Thurs., Apr. 12 at the Cain's Ballroom, so it could be a nice, long evening with OCMS. Doors are at 7pm, and tickets in advance are $21. Get 'em at the usual places.
ELMO!!! In this year's Sesame Street Live, Elmo, The Count, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Bert & Ernie and all their funny and furry friends are taking to the stage to share the magical world of music with children in your neighborhood. Don't miss this opportunity to count along with The Count, visit Elmo's World and do the Crumb-A-Rumba with Rosita--all this, and much more. Elmo Makes Music will be at the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Apr. 12-15. Opening night performance is at 7pm, and all tickets are $11, with the exception of Gold Circle. There are multiple showings on the other days, and tickets range $13-25. To reserve your seats, visit the Box Office, mabeecenter.com or call 495-6000.
Chamber Music for the Soul. The founders of the Eleva Chamber Players, Vermont's only professional string orchestra are teaming up with Tulsa musicians to bring two delightful concerts entitled "Music for Violin, Viola and Voice." The first will take place on Sat., Apr. 14, 7:30pm at Saied Music, 71st St., west of Mingo, and the second at 3pm on Sunday the 15th at All Souls Unitarian Church, 2952 S. Peoria. Violist/violinist Raymond Malone and violinist Willie Docto will share the stage with Tulsa mezzo-soprano Meredith Harrison and pianist Daniel Stipe in a program that includes works by Fuchs, Devienne, Schubert, and the world-premier of Vermont composer Bathory-Kitsz's Mountains of Spices. General admission tickets are $15 and $10 for students and seniors. Reserve a spot online at www.elevachamberplayers.org.
Spring has Sprung! Are you ready to start digging in the dirt to make your landscape beautiful again after the long cold winter? The Tulsa Garden Center's SpringFest Garden Market and Festival is the place to get started on your garden projects. On Apr. 13 and 14, from 9am to 4pm, you will find every imaginable type of plant, garden art, food and fun. Area nurseries will offer garden favorites, and Linnaeus Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions. Bring the whole family and get ready to spend a fun filled day at this spring festival, which includes a kids' zone. The Tulsa Garden Center is located at 2435 S. Peoria. For more information, call 746-5125 or visit www.tulsagardencenter.com.
Make Peace, One at a Time. Singer/songwriter John McCutcheon believes that peace is possible if we tackle it one person at a time, in schools and the home. His lecture/musical demonstration, Waging Peace, will tackle historical perspective, modern examples and a hopeful proposition for the future. The show is free and open to students and the general public at 10am on Fri., Apr. 13, in the LaFortune Studio of the Tulsa PAC, 2nd & Cincinnati. For more info, or to make reservations, call 596-2367.
Looking Back... In the past five years, many Tulsans have experienced a behind-the-scenes look at the workspaces of local artists through Art Studio Tour, organized by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. Now, in celebration of five years of Studio Tours, OVAC is hosting an Art Studio Tour Retrospective exhibition featuring new work from past studio tour artists, such as Linda Stilley, painter; Virginia Harrison, ceramics; Ron Fleming, wood; Jeannie Graham, painter; Ginger Tomshany, ceramics; Heidi BigKnife, jeweler & printmaker; Bob Hawks, wood; and Kate Kline, fiber arts. Check it out for free in the PAC Gallery, 2nd & Cincinnati.
Turn, Turn, Turn. As King Solomon said, and later the Byrds sang, "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven. We learn to accept this more with each passing year. Some of it is sorrowful and some is nostalgic, but I like to remember that some is for the best." So says Karen Greenawald, photographer of the latest show at Thyme Bistro, 3023 S. Harvard. "With this show, I offer a look at things past, those which are passing and a glimmer of the future. I hope for a time to laugh and a time to embrace those we love while we can. Please, take another look with me." The show will run through May.
Secret Smiles. And now for something fresh. Come check out two new installation exhibits brought to you by the lovable Andy Warhol Foundation. Artists David Kassdorf and Elizabeth Downing want to expose you, literally. Kassdorf's "Smile (Just Breathe)" has eight monitors showing people smiling & plays eight tracks of people breathing and asks you to take it all in while smiling. Downing's "I Know Your Secret Identity" is actually two photo booths, one which is intended for individuals and another for groups. How do you look on film? Find out when your 8x10 is printed. You can view these exhibits at Ligget Studio, 314 S. Kenosha through April 26. There is no charge for this surreal experience. If you wanna know more, read the artists' statements on livingarts.org.
It's the End of the World As We Know It. The Tulsa Artists' Coalition presents "Pucker Up To The Apocalypse with Cassandra Wonderly," through April 28 at the gallery at 9 East Brady. Wonderly says her found art 3D collages aim to show that good trumps evil--even in dire times. No matter what awaits us in the future we'd be wise to embrace it with compassion, hope and humor. Gallery hours are Tues.-Fri. from 11am-2pm and Thurs.-Sat. from 6-9pm. For more information, call 592-0041 or visit tacgallery.org.
The Advent of Art. The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Biennial IX is scheduled for to run through May 6. Every other year, the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) holds the exhibit to spotlight and reward excellence in Oklahoma artists. The call for artists is now available and is open to artists working in all 2-D media, including painting, drawing, printmaking and photography. Artists must be residing in Oklahoma and at least 18 years of age. Submitted works should be original, completed in the last two years and not produced by an art student. For a full prospectus, artists can visit the OVAC website at HYPERLINK "http://www.ovac-ok.org"; www.ovac-ok.org or call 405-232-6991.
Golf, It's Tulsa's Kind of Sport. The Tulsa Historical Society and the PGA present "A History of the Season's Final Major," which celebrates the history and tradition of the PGA championship. The collection tracks the Championship from the beginnings of match play to the modern era of stroke play, from Champions like Gene Sarazen and Walter Hagen to today's icons such as Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. Visitors to the exhibit can see the progression of golf and its technology by viewing mementos from PGA Champions through clothing, equipment, scorecards and other memorabilia. The PGA exhibit will be on display at the Tulsa Historical Society, 2445 S. Peoria, through Aug. 1. Admission is free. To make tour reservations or for more information, call 712-9484.
He is Manuel. He dressed Johnny Cash in black. He created jumpsuits for Elvis. The bands Aerosmith, Lynard Skynard, ZZ Top and the Beatles have all worn his artistry. Presidents and movie stars have proudly donned his couture. He is a designer and an artist. He is Manuel. His current exhibit, "Star Spangled Thank You Tour" is a celebration of his career as a performance costume designer and will also showcase 50 one-of-a-kind jackets that pay tribute to the uniqueness of each of the 50 states. The show will run through July 29 at Gilcrease Museum, 1400 Gilcrease Museum Rd. For more information, call 596-2700 or visit gilcrease.org.
Tulsa, Through the Looking Lens. Through the end of April, the Tulsa Historical Society, 2445 S. Peoria, will be showing the Beryl Ford Photos after teaming up with Rotary Club of Tulsa and Tulsa City-County Library to expedite public access to the renowned collection. Thousands of vintage photographs collected by Tulsa historian Beryl Ford have been scanned since the Rotary Club of Tulsa acquired the collection last year. For its part, the Tulsa Historical Society will manage, preserve and display the collection and will become the new owner of the vast majority of the archives. Come check out what Tulsa looked like back in the day and from a historian's perspective. Call 712-9484 for more info.
Boomers and Sooners. During the first few years of the twentieth century, a series of events took place that lead Congress to grant single statehood for the Oklahoma and Indian Territories together. The exhibit, "Divided Territory, the Quest for Sequoyah," details the process that led two territories, each desiring to be admitted to the Union as their own separate state, to join together to form the State of Oklahoma. Come see this and other exhibits at the Tulsa Historical Society, 2445 S. Peoria, through July 28. For more info, call 712-9484 or visit tulsahistory.org.
Circa 480 B.C. Witness, for the first time, the Battle of Thermopylae on the massive screens of IMAX for a feel of what it was like to be a Spartan defending your ground against the ferocious Persians. Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel and from the same director of Dawn of the Dead, 300 promises to be a violent, yet powerful, film about defending honor and your homeland, to the bitter end. Showing at Cinemark IMAX, 10802 E. 71st. Call 307-2629 for showtimes.
Art From the Majestic East. The newest exhibit at the Price Tower in Bartlesville is "Tokyo: The Imperial Capital," which features 64 woodblock prints by Koizumi Kishio (1893-1945), who captured Tokyo's rebirth as a modern city trying to maintain its identity after the devastating earthquake of 1923. The exhibition will run through May 13 and is available for public viewing 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday and 12-5pm Sundays. For more information, please call 336-4949 or visit pricetower.org.
Celebrate Oklahoma's Rich History! In 1945, Thomas Gilcrease commissioned Vinson Lackey to research, record, and then create works of art representing the early institutions of Indian Territory.
This historic group of Oklahoma's pre-statehood buildings included forts, old Indian capitols, agencies, schools, churches, homes, and industrial structures. Each painting was to be a faithful reproduction of the original structure. The project took Lackey four years to complete.
He traveled to the sites and made sketches of the terrain, took copious notes, and tracked down any available information that might be useful to the project.
Do your civic duty and help the mayor and her cohorts find direction for the museum by letting 'em know you heard about the show in your ever-lovin' UTW. Gilcrease Museum, 1400 Gilcrease Museum Rd., through Sept. 30. For more information, call 596-2700.
Native Art, a Retrospective. Through April 22, the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah will be hosting "Cherokee Pottery: People of one Fire," an exhibit featuring of 80 ceramic pieces made by the Cherokee people that spans centuries of dramatic culture changes.
The time honored art tradition is well represented in this varied collection of distinct cultural importance. The museum is open from 10am-5pm Mon.-Sat., and 1-5pm on Sunday. For more information or directions, call (888) 999-6007 or visit HYPERLINK "http://www.CherokeeHeritage.org"; www.CherokeeHeritage.org.
America 24/7. In the 1930s & '40s, Oklahoma artists were part of the "American Scene" movement, a reaction in part to abstraction and other modernist movements. These artists documented the America they knew best, whether it was the hills of Oklahoma, the ranch land of West Texas or the shores of New England.
They worked with a single purpose: to capture the myths and truths of an America that was rapidly changing. An exhibit of these works, "The Oklahoma Scene," at Philbrook Museum, runs through Aug. 5. For more information, call 749-7941.
Without Reservations. Through Apr. 22, Philbrook Museum, 2727 S. Rockford Rd., will present Changing Hands, the second installment in the exhibition series created by the Museum of Arts & Design, New York.
The exhibition showcases works by 90 contemporary Native American artists from the West, Northwest and Pacific (including 24 from Oklahoma) who are pushing the borders and conventions of their own visual customs.
The works will be grouped by theme rather than area or tribe, illustrating the universality of ideas and images. For more information, please call 749-7941.
The Longing for Liquid. Oasis in Space is a stunning film voyage that transports the audience through the solar system, galaxy & universe in search of liquid water--a key ingredient for our life on earth.
With a proven, audience-tested story, visually immersive imagery and an original musical score, the film is enjoyable for all ages. You can see Oasis in Space at the Berlesmeyer Planetarium at the Tulsa Air & Space Museum, 3624 N. 74th E. Ave. For showtimes, call 834-9900.
Watch Out For Those Black Holes. In the animated film Dark Star, Subrah, a young teenager prone to getting into trouble, is excited to be going home after spending three years at her father's astronomy research station...and not a moment too soon! Subrah and Sweeps, her helper robot, take viewers on an unforgettable journey through space from a gaseous nebula to the grip of a massive black hole.
This film is meant to be both fun and educational for children, but it's truly an experience that the whole family can enjoy. Dark Star is now showing at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum's Bertelsmeyer Planetarium, 3624 N. 74th E. Ave. Call 834-9900 or visit HYPERLINK "http://www.tulsaairandspacemuseum.org"; www.tulsaairandspacemuseum.org for showtimes.
A Philbrook Retrospective. As part of the celebration leading up to the Centennial of Oklahoma's statehood in Nov. 2007, Philbrook presents A History of the Oklahoma Annual Artists Exhibition, which was hosted by Philbrook from 1940-1976.
The exhibit also discusses Philbrook's role in promoting the visual arts in the Sooner State. The exhibit will run through Apr. 29, 2007 in the Founders Room of the museum and is included with the regular price of admission at Philbrook, 2727 S. Rockford Rd., 749-7941.
From Old World to New. "From Shtetl to the Sooner State" is an exhibit at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, 2021 E. 71st St., which traces ancestors of contemporary Oklahoma Jews back to the European communities in which they lived.
The fascinating historical exhibit features photographs and objects from the museum's permanent collection as well as a number of loaned artifacts. It will run through Apr. 2007. For more information about the museum or exhibit, call 492-1818.
Starry Nights. The Tulsa Air and Space Museum's Planetarium, 3624 N. 74th E. Ave., will present Oklahoma Centennial Sky, a retracing of the night skies from long ago and the Oklahomans whose aviation careers helped map the skies for tomorrow.
During this engagement, which runs through April, photographs taken from space by Oklahoma Astronaut William R. Pogue will be on display in the lobby. Tickets are $4-6.
rium, 3624 N. 74th E. Ave., will present Oklahoma Centennial Sky, a retracing of the night skies from long ago and the Oklahomans whose aviation careers helped map the skies for tomorrow.
During this engagement, which runs through April, photographs taken from space by Oklahoma Astronaut William R. Pogue will be on display in the lobby. Tickets are $4-6.
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