Round and Round. The Sufis of Rumi--better known as The Whirling Dervishes--practice a form of ritual dance that is laced with spiritual meaning and symbolism. See a performance of these legendary dancers Thurs., April 19 at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady. Their appearance in Tulsa is sponsored by non-profit organizations the Institute of Interfaith Dialog and the Raindrop Foundation. Doors open at 6:30pm.
Thursday, April 19
Tonight is the kick-off of SingFest 2007, a weekend celebration of Gospel music at the Mabee Center, 81st & Lewis. Jeff & Sheri Easter, Mark Bishop, Jody Brown Indian Family, Greenes, Dixie Melody Boys and Aaron Wilburn will take the stage tonight beginning at 7pm, with performances from Dottie Rambo, the Dove Brothers, Gold City, and Three Bridges to follow on Fri. and Sat. nights.
Friday, April 20
See what Tulsa's talented young thespians are up to this evening when Clark Theater stages a hilarious presentation of The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree! There's action... adventure... singing female swashbucklers. What more could you ask for? Curtain will rise at 7:30pm. Clark Theatre is located at 11440 E. Admiral. For more info, visit www.clarktheatre.com.
Saturday, April 21
If a ventriloquist wielding wisecracking puppets on sticks is your thang (and, really, isn't it everyone's thang?) Jeff Dunham is definitely the entertainer for you. He and his hysterical handheld crew will make an appearance at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady, this evening at 8pm. Visit www.bradytheater.com for more info.
Sunday, April 22
Gilcrease Museum, 1400 Gilcrease Museum Rd., is jumping into the Oklahoma Centennial celebration today with West Fest, a family event showcasing the diversity of cultures that makes our state unique.
Aside from artists, storytellers and food vendors, a wide range of music will be featured at the event, including Mariachi Tulsa, the Tulsa German Band, Shadia Dahlal Dance Conservatory, the Prairieland Band, and Pipes & Drums Corps. Hours are 12-5pm. Visit www.gilcrease.org
Monday, April 23
Check out the life and artwork of Arthur Szyk today at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, 2021 E. 71st St. The new exhibit, on display until June 24, includes a collection of the renowned artist's anti-Nazi manuscript illustrations and political art from the 1930s and 1940s. Gallery hours are 10am-5pm.
Tuesday, April 24
For an evening of strange-but-true comedy and tour-de-force acting, catch a screening of Color Me Kubrick, the new film at Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis, starring John Malkovich as Alan Conway, an imposter who managed to convince people he was legendary film director (and recluse) Stanley Kubrick. Call 592-FILM for showtimes.
Wednesday, April 25
Get out and enjoy the warm weather this afternoon...while supporting our local athletes. The Tulsa University Softball squad will take on Missouri State in exciting doubleheader action today at the Hardesty Complex, 8th & Delaware. Games begin at 2 & 4pm.
Thursday, April 26
The latest production staged by Tulsa Community College's drama department, The White Rose, depicts the travails of a group of German university students who begin to question the sanity of the Nazi ruled government during WWII and subsequently form a resistance movement. See a performance tonight at the Van Trease PAC, 81st & 169. Curtain rises at 8pm.
Isn't Our State Great? The Dance Academy at the Jewish Community Center is teaming up with the Bartlesville Civic Ballet as part of their Oklahoma Centennial Performance A Salute To The Sooner State, which will take place at 8pm on Sat., April 21 at the Bartlesville Community Center, 300 SE Adams. The Dance Academy will be presenting the second and third movements from the late Roman Jasinski ballet Polish Tribute To Oklahoma with music by Frederic Chopin, and "Many A New Day" from the musical Oklahoma! Making this even more unique, each of the four songs will be sung live by Bartlesville favorite Celeste Barrett and Paul Mabry from Tulsa. The chorus will be sung by students from Bartlesville High School. Tickets are $11-20 and may be purchased at (918) 337-2787.
The West is Best. In celebration of our state's centennial, Gilcrease Museum, 1400 Gilcrease Museum Rd., will host West Fest, April 21-22. The family event will honor the myriad cultures that have made Oklahoma the diverse and wonderful place it is today. A sampling of performers includes Mariachi Tulsa, the Tulsa German Band, Shadia Dahlal Dance Conservatory, the Prairieland Band, Pipes & Drums Corps and oh so much more. Artists, storytellers, cowboys and others will both educate and entertain you and your kids. A number of food vendors will also be on site. The admission is $5 for the public and free to Gilcrease members. Hours are 10am-5pm on Saturday and 12-5pm on Sunday. For more info, visit www.gilcrease.org or call 596-2700.
Arguing with Himself. Ventriloquist and comedian Jeff Dunham and his suitcase posse of puppets on sticks will stop by the Brady Theatre, 105 W. Brady, on Sat., April 21 as part of his Spark on Insanity tour. Expect to see guest appearances from his fuzzy little friends including a woozle named Peanut, a bitter old man known as Walter, a talking jalapeno pepper, redneck Bubba J (the J stands for Junior), Jeff's new "manager" Sweet Daddy Dee and Melvin the Superhero Guy. To name a few. The non-stop hilarity starts at 8pm. Reserved seats at $38.50 and may be purchased at the Box Office, 58-BRADY or www.bradytheater.com.
Destro from G.I. Joe? Well, their name might be inspired by the G.I. Joe super-American hero, but I'm talking about the band The Destro here, soulful thrash metal band from Tejas. Joining them on the 2nd stage of Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, on Fri., April 20 will be Theory of Tomorrow, New Annihilation and You Have Tonite. Going to be one loud show, fo' sho. Doors are at 6:30pm, and tickets are just $10 at the door. Come get rocked.
Home Groan. Miamuh-born and Okie-bred country artist Keith Anderson stays true to his roots and never forgets how much his home state audience loves a good show. Come see his rollicking fun show and hope he plays crowd-pleasers such as "Beer Run (B Double E Double Are You In)" and "Three Chord Country and American Rock and Roll." Playing with him will be other local sensation, melodic songstress Mary Cogan. Doors are at 6pm at the Cain's Ballroom on Sat., April 21. Advance tickets are only $6 and may be bought at the Box Office, Starship Records, Reasor's and www.gettix.net.
For the People. The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, 2021 E. 71st, will display a traveling exhibition on the life and artwork of the Polish-born Jewish artist, Arthur Szyk, through June 24. The exhibition includes a selection of both the artist's manuscript illustrations and political art from the 1930s and 1940s created to call attention to Nazi atrocities across Europe, as well as to advocate for social justice and civil liberties in America. The museum is open Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm and on Sundays from 1-5pm. For more information on the museum or exhibit, call 492-1818.
Slam This. The Living Arts 12? Annual Poetry Slam begins at 7pm on Sat., April 21 at Liggett Studio, 314 S. Kenosha. The Living Arts Slam is different than the usual poetry reading because it is a very fast-paced fun event that ignores the traditional formal rules and takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to poetry competitions. This year's slam coincides with Earth Day, and Living Arts is proud to honor our environment with the art of spoken word. One special feature this year having is Sharon Smith be one of the judges. Door charge is $6... or free is you wanna slam. More info at www.livingarts.org or 585-1234.
In the Name of the Lord. If you're in the mood for three days of musical praise, check out Frank Arnold's SingFest 2007, April 19-21. Thursday night singers are Jeff & Sheri Easter, Mark Bishop, Jody Brown Indian Family, Greenes, Dixie Melody Boys and Aaron Wilburn. Friday night brings talent from Martins, Perrys, Dove Brothers, Talley Trio, Three Bridges, Arnolds and Aaron Wilburn. Saturday night singers will be Dottie Rambo, McKameys, Gold City, Karen Peck & New River, Arnolds and, again, Aaron Wilburn. The concerts start at 7pm, with the exception of a 6pm start on Sat., at the Mabee Center. For tickets, visit the Box Office or call 445-2400.
In Remembrance of Allah. Those Whirling Dervishes (aka the Sufis of Rumi) just keep going and going. Their exciting show, which will stop by at the Brady Theatre, 105 W. Brady, on Thurs., April 19, comes from Konya, Turkey and is brought to you by non-profit organizations the Institute of Interfaith Dialog and the Raindrop Foundation. Doors are at 6:30pm for the show, and tickets are $25 or $35. Get yours at the Box Office, bradytheater.com or 58-BRADY.
Sittin' Pretty. Pretty Ricky, rappers Slick 'Em, Baby Blue, Spectacular, and singer Pleasure, have already taken over the air & TV waves, but now they're gearing up to take over T-Town. They'll be performing in the Pavilion of Tulsa Expo Square, 17th between Harvard & Yale, on Thursday, April 19. The show kicks off at 8pm. Tickets will run you $21-41 and can be bought at the Box Office, 376-6000 or www.exposquare.com.
Get Green. Northeastern Oklahoma's Green Country will turn "green-minded" at Tulsa Zoo's Earth Fest on Sat., April 21, from 9am-5pm. In an effort to increase environmental awareness throughout the Tulsa community, Tulsa Zoo will host an Earth Day event in true festival-style, filled with fun and educational activities the whole family will enjoy. Various activities throughout the zoo include: Outdoor Adventure area, Farmer's Market featuring organic produce and flowers, the sounds of ethnic music presented by various artists, Technology Awareness area featuring hybrid vehicles and Docent-led educational activities. Get more info at tulsazoo.org or 669-6204.
Bud Break. Great music, and blooms, are springing up throughout April as Okemah-based winery Grape Ranch hosts its sixth annual Bud Break Festival Sat., April 21, from 2pm-Midnight. The ten-hour event will feature music by Oklahoma musicians Shawna Russell, Miss Behavin' and disco tunes from Mobile Sounds. The Bud Break Festival also features great barbecue, a crawfish boil hosted by Okemah's volunteer Fire Department, a Bocce Ball tournament, horseshoes and more. Free primitive camping will also be available for those who want to stay the night at the ranch. Grape Ranch is located six miles south of Okemah. For more info, visit graperanch.com or call 623-2250.
Gangway, Pirates of the Caribbean. Here come The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree! As the lady pirates take over you're in for swashbuckling musical comedy with a host of hysterical characters on deck. Come see this youth musical at Clark Theatre, 11440 E. Admiral April 20-22 and 27-28, with performances at 7:30pm, with the exception of a 2pm Sunday matinee. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and students. For more info, or to make a reservation, call Clark at 669-6455.
A Faceless Fight. During the Second World War, a small group of students at Munich University began to question the decisions and sanity of Germany's Nazi government and formed a resistance cell called The White Rose. The matter was eventually discovered and an investigation led by the German Gestapo pledged to hunt down and destroy the members of "The White Rose." TCC's drama department will be performing The White Rose and you can see this drama onstage at the Van Trease PAC, 81st & 169. Shows will be April 20-22 and 26-29, with an 8pm curtain on all days except Sunday, which starts at 2pm. Tickes run $5-10 and may be bought at the Box Office, myticketoffice.com or 595-7777.
Proud Pride. High school and college students can immerse themselves in the fantasy of Atlantis when the TU BLGTA once again presents its annual Pride Prom in the Westby Pavilion of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 2nd & Cincinnati, on Sat., April 21. The Pride Prom offers GLBT and allied students the opportunity to celebrate their prom milestone in an open and accepting environment. The Pride Prom has all the trappings of that special evening, complete with food, photographer, dancing and prom royalty. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door and $5 for TU students. Get advance tickets at the Box Office, myticketoffice.com or 596-7111.
New Voices are Here. Get ready for the second week of UTW's NewVo music showcase with World Music Night on Fri., April 20. The eclectic music starts at 9pm at Liquidz at 18th & Boston, and confirmed bands are Sam & the Stylees, Sharla Pember and Citizen Mundi. If you've never heard these bands, here's you chance, 'cos it's FREE. What better reason do you need? More info at www.urbantulsa.com.
A Little Piece of Peace. Starting Fri., April 20, and every subsequent 3rd Fri. of the month, Peace House Tulsa, 306 S. Phoenix, will bring you Infusion, an evening of music and poetry that will transport you back into the Jazz Era of Harlem. The show starts at 9pm, and the lineup includes The Mistress of Metaphor: Sharon Smith Knight, Renowned Drummer: Bob "Pacemaker" Newham, and The Ultra Cool Songstress: Miss Stacie Lynn. There will also be a special performance from Wordweaver: Deborah Hunter. $5 gets you into the show. For more info, call 599-8959.
Close Encounters of the Elephant Kind. Newly opened, the Elephant Demonstration Yard at the Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E. 36th St. N., will bring you and your family closer to the elephants than ever before. There will be daily demonstrations at 11am, and the stadium seating will bring you within a few feet of the mighty beasts and their keepers. Come check out Asian Cow elephants Sooky and Gunda as they strut their stuff and roam their newly renovated and expanded habitat. For more info, call 669-6600.
From Ellington to Antonio Carlos Jobim. The musicians from Harmonious Monk don't settle for being ordinary. They want to add the "extra." They're here to bring you standards mixed with modern funky jazz. The quartet will be making their Jazz Hall of Fame debut on Sunday, April 22 at the Greenwood Cultural Center, 322 N. Greenwood. They promise it will be a show that young and old alike will love. The show starts at 5pm, and tickets are $3-10, depending on who you are. To get yours, or for more info, call 596-1001 or visit www.okjazz.org.
College Ball. And plenty of it this week! The ORU Baseball team has a series with Southern Utah, April. 20-22. Games will begin at 7pm on Fri., 2pm on Sat., and 1pm Sunday. Games are played in Johnson Stadium at ORU, 81st & Lewis. Tickets are $3-7 and may be bought at the Mabee Center, 495-6000 or www.mabeecenter.com. Then, on the other side of town and gender, the TU Softball team will face-off with Missouri State on Wed. the 25th, with a doubleheader at 2 & 4pm. Their games are played in the Hardesty Complex of TU at 8th & Delaware. It's $4-6, and you can pick up your tix at the Box Office, 631-GoTU or tulsahurricane.com.
Let's Go, Drillers! Now we're really warming up for spring. This time, it's a series with the Springfield Cardinals for the Tulsa Drillers, with games running at 7pm, April 19-22, with the exception of a 2pm Sunday game. Respective promotion nights are Country Night & Thirsty Thursday, Fleece Blanket Night, Fireworks Extravaganza and the Earth Day Mesh Toy Bins, Kids Eat Free and Drillers Kids Clinic. Whew! That's a lotta baseball, all played in the Drillers Stadium, 15th & Yale. Get tickets at the Box Office, tulsadrillers.com or 744-5901.
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. 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. 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.
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 20 and 2:30pm on the 22nd. Tickets range from $15-90, so there's a spot in the house for everyone.
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.
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 Thurs., Apr. 19 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. 19-22, 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.
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 www.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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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