Moby Dick! The Musical. Now there's a group of words that really doesn't go together at all, right? Wrong. This hilarious new production--following the exploits of the students at St. Godley's Catholic girls' school as they stage a fundraising musical adaptation of Herman Melville's epic novel to help rescue their beloved institution from financial ruin--features unusual props, catchy songs and a three-piece band. Get in on the fun June 14-16, with 8pm performances and a 2pm matinee on Sat.
Irreverent, eclectic, funny and smart. These are a few of the adjectives that describe the music of Michigan-born, Austin, TX-based rocker Bob Schneider. He'll take over the stage tonight at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, with opening act Jenny Owen Youngs. Join Schneider's faithful (and ever-growing) legion of fans as they converge for the 8pm concert. Doors open at 7pm. This is an 18-and-over show.
Friday, June 15
Looking for a Mozart fix? Need a little shot of Haydn? Gotta get Bach to where you once belonged? (Yuk, yuk.) Tulsa PAC's SummerStage Festival has just what you need tonight. Trio Spiritoso (featuring flute, oboe and cello) present divertimenti composed by the greats for your listening pleasure. Concert begins at 7:30pm in the Norman Theatre of the Tulsa PAC, 2nd & Cincinnati.
Saturday, June 16
If you missed the debut performance of Tulsa Signature Symphony's 100 Years of Oklahoma Music, featuring music composed, arranged and performed by Okies throughout our century of statehood, you'll get another chance to catch it tonight in the Van Trease PAC of TCC Southeast, 81st & Highway 169. Music begins at 8pm.
Sunday, June 17
Sunday afternoons are custom made for a leisurely afternoon at the ballpark, cheering on the Tulsa Drillers. Today is no exception. The boys will take on the Wichita Wranglers, 4pm, at Drillers Stadium, 15th & Yale. As a pocketbook-friendly bonus, it's Kids Eat for Free Day. There will also be a kid's baseball clinic held at the park, and free golf towels handed out to all visitors.
Monday, June 18
Hungarian-born Jew Theodore Fried was an up-and-coming artist in post-WWI Paris, hanging with the likes of Picasso, Kandinsky and Munch before the Nazis put a crimp into his promising career by invading France in 1940. See a recovered collection of Fried's still life and animal paintings today at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, 2021 E. 71st. Call 492-1818 or visit jewishmuseum.net for more details.
Tuesday, June 19
"Oh yes, we've got trouble right here in River City... with a capitol 'T' and that rhymes with 'P' and that stands for 'pool.'" Man... they just don't write lyrics like that anymore. Catch Light Opera Oklahoma's presentation of The Music Man tonight and sing along with "Professor" Harry Hill as he tries to scam all those poor unsuspecting Iowa townfolk. Curtain rises at 8pm.
Wednesday, June 20
Sometimes art is a lost cause in Hollywood. In the new David Duchovny and Sigourney Weaver film The TV Set, Duchovny plays a beleaguered writer trying desperately to guide his TV pilot into existence while suffering the creative slings and arrows hurled by his capricious cast of young actors and a meddling network president (Weaver). Catch a showing tonight at the Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis. Call 592-FILM for showtimes.
Thursday, June 21
It's summertime... which means your little kiddos are on the prowl for something to do. Here's an idea: steer 'em toward creative activities (and away from the TV screen) by taking them to Mr. Squiggles and The Professor, an educational show emphasizing creativity in daily life presented every Thurs., 9:30am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm, at the Art Play Center, 7974 E. 41st St. For more information call 665-2646 or visit www.artplaycenter.com.
He Does Not Come From Oklahoma. But he sings a song about a girl who does! That alone ought to draw you to Bob Schneider, but if that doesn't do the trick, perhaps his soulful singing and eclectic rocking will do it. Come find out for yourself if you have what it takes to be a Schneider fan when he plays the Cain's Ballroom on Thurs., June 14. Joining him will be the illustrious Jenny Owen Youngs, a singer-songwriter from New Jersey. This is an 18+ only show. Sorry young fans. Doors are at 7pm, and advance tickets are $13 in all the same places.
Music With A Message. Emma's Revolution, a socially conscious folk duo who are spreading a message of peace and justice with their music, are currently on tour to raise awareness for their summer trip to Israel and Palestine where they will be teaching music, performing, and building connection with two conflict-ridden nations. They're stopping over in Tulsa at the Fellowship Congregational Church, 2905 S. Harvard Ave. on Fri., June 15. The show starts at 7:30pm, and tickets are $15. For more info, call 744-6300.
An Evening Of Divertimenti. On Fri., June 15, Trio Spiritoso (flute, oboe and cello) will play works from well-known classical artists such as Mozart, Haydn, Telemann and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Among the pieces planned for the concert are Divertimento II by Juan Orrego-Salas, Trio in D major by Mozart, Sonate by Johann Christoph Pepusch, and divertimenti composed by Haydn and Graham Powning. This event is part of the annual SummerStage festival and will begin at 7:30pm in the Norman Theatre of the Tulsa PAC, 2nd & Cincinnati. Tickets are $10 for GA or $15 for table seating. To get yours, visit the Box Office, myticketoffice.com or call 596-7111.
For Your Viewing Pleasure. From June 15--Aug. 26, you can take another peek at the personal collection of the late Hungarian-born Jewish artist, Theodore Fried, a selection of paintings of animals and still lifes. Fried was a rising star in post-WWI Paris, exhibiting alongside Picasso, Kandinsky, Munch, and Nolde in a circle of young expatriate painters before fleeing the German occupation of Paris in 1940. This unique and thankfully recovered collection will show at The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, 2021 E. 71st. For details, call 492-1818 or visit jewishmuseum.net.
Musical Monomania!! Moby Dick! The Musical tells the hilarious story of the girls of St. Godley's, a Catholic girls' school in dire financial straits. Using whatever resources they can get their hands on, the girls plan a fundraiser--a musical adaptation of Melville's classic novel with the headmistress in the role of Ahab. Serious, intense dialogue taken directly from Melville is balanced with lighter moments, such as a "3D" whaling scene and catchy songs. The show is accompanied by a three-piece band. Catch it in the Doenges Theatre of the Tulsa PAC, June 14-16, with 8pm performances and a 2pm matinee on Sat. All tickets are $10.
Trouble A'Comin. The Music Man, beloved musical, tells the story of "Professor" Harold Hill, who travels from town to town promising all the wonderful things that can come from starting an all-boys town band. Of course, good things can only come after Hill collects money for musical instruments and uniforms. Although he usually skips town with the cash, when Hill visits River City, IA, he falls in love with Marian, the local librarian, which complicates matters. See this delightful production of Light Opera Oklahoma in the Williams Theatre of the Tulsa PAC, 2nd & Cincinnati, June 15-17, 19, 23-24, 30 & July 5-6, 8. Tickets are $15-20 and may be bought at the Box Office, myticketoffice.com or 596-7111.
Still In The Game. After all these years, Keith Sweat still wants to make you ladies sweat. The soulful R&B singer is as smooth as ever, and he wants to show you just how much it means to be in freaky-deaky love. Catch his hot live show at 8pm on Fri., June 15 at the Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino, Tisdale Parkway and 36th Street North. Get your tickets now by visiting gettix.net, any local Reasor's or by calling 866-I-GET-TIX. Or you can go by the Osage Events Center Box Office Monday through Friday 8am-8pm.
The Sport of Kings. If you're into watching those graceful creatures virtually fly down the track, betting on those ponies, or if you simply want something out of the ordinary to do, go check out live racing at the Fair Meadows at the Expo Square, 21st & Yale. Through July 28, they'll have races Thursday through Sunday, with start time at 6pm, except a 4pm start on Sundays. For complete race programs and a more information, visit fairmeadows.com.
Get Your Mind Outta The Gutter. If you've ever seen a production from 50 Swats, you'll probably know what to expect from their newest show, Dirty Thoughts. If not, it's basically short form theater, a high-impact series of monologues, dialogues, trilogues & poetry on the subject of erotica. Not just sex, mind you, but also the psychology, and perhaps even dark side, of erotica. In other words, you'll probably leave there thinking...dirty. It opens at the Nightingale Theater, 1416 E. 4th, on Fri., June 15, and will also show at 8pm on the 16th, 22-23 and 29-30. Prices aren't listed, but you can be sure it'll be an affordable night of entertainment. For more info or reservations, call 633-8666.
Who Gets To Be Queen Frostine? OK, that may be a different kind of Candyland, but the ladies of Eye Candy Burlesque are sure to be as sweet (and spicy) as ever. Their latest production will include bawdy humor, swank costumes, jazz, and, of course, some shakin'! Featuring the talents of Momere, Savonne The Minx, Katerina The Naughty Ballerina, Lu Foxxx, Ruby Del Bonanza, Xanaboobs and Sverlana, it's sure to be an affair to remember. This will show at Nightingale Theater at 10pm on June 16, 22 & 23. Admission is $8. If you need more info, call 633-8666.
Beer, Bait & Ammo. Now THAT'S Texas country. Which is precisely what Amarillo-born country rocker Kevin Fowler specializes in. He's also apparently loose, loud and crazy, but you'll have to be the judge when he takes over the stage at the Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, on Fri., June 15. Joining him will be screamo rockers from allover Oklahoma, the Mike McClure Band. The opening act will be the illustrious TBA! Doors are at 7pm for the show, and advance tickets are only $14 at the Box Office, Starship Records, Reasor's stores or gettix.net.
A Place Where Dreams Are Cancelled. The new film The TV Set is the story of a TV pilot as it goes through the Network TV process of casting, production and, finally, airing. A TV pilot from script through production to the ferocity of prime time scheduling, while still clinging on to his true vision for his show and his integrity. But volatile young actors and a network president with a type-A personality (Sigourney Weaver) get in the way. Check it out when it opens Fri., June 15 at the Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis. For showtimes, call 592-FILM.
Tulsarama Film, Revisited. To celebrate Tulsarama and the unearthing of the time capsule, Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis, will air A Boy on a Dolphin, the 1957 film that was showing the weekend that the Belevdere was buried. Sophia Loren stars as Phaedra, a poor sponge diver on the lovely Greek isle of Hydra. While diving, she discovers an ancient brass and gold stature of a boy riding a dolphin, which is said to have the magical power to grant wishes. Her shiftless boyfriend wants to sell it to an unscrupulous art collector, but Phaedra wants to give it to anthropologist Jim Calder, who would return it to the Greek government. Watch the story unfold for free at 12pm on June 16-17. For more info, call 585-FILM.
Fun Away From The Sun. Beat the heat and check out Tulsa's newest sport pastime. If you haven't caught an indoor arena football game yet, you're missing out. Our Tulsa Talons are rocking the af2 league, with only one season loss thus far. On Sat., June 16, they'll square up with Green Bay, and hopefully take 'em out. The action starts at 7pm in the Tulsa Convention Center, 7th & Houston. Tickets range from $10-50, so there's a seat for everybody in the house. Get yours at the Talons Box Office, carsonattractions.com or 584-2000.
Takin' Us Back To Tulsa. And all over the rest of our great state. Tulsa's Signature Symphony presents an encore performance of their 100 Years of Oklahoma Music, an evening dedicated to showcasing the music of composers, arrangers, and performers who were either born in Oklahoma or called Oklahoma their home at a point in their careers. Selections will range from songs like "Tennessee Waltz" to "Oklahoma Hills" to "Friends in Low Places." Catch the Oklahoma fever at 8pm on Sat., June 16 in the Van Trease PAC of TCC Southeast, 81st & Highway 169. Tickets range from $20-50 and may be bought at the Box Office, myticketoffice.com or 595-7777.
Art Doesn't Stand Still. Expect big things at this summer's Momentum Tulsa on June 16, presented by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. Partygoers will find life-size board games, interactive art, and a special appearance by Godzilla. This year, the exhibition will take over Living Arts and Liggett Studios at 308 & 314 S. Kenosha Ave., as well as the street, with an energetic block-party atmosphere. Created to highlight Oklahoma artists ages 30 and under, the exhibition will feature a variety of artwork, including painting, photography, sculpture, film, performance, and large-scale installations with an emphasis on the interactive. Music is provided by local bands The Doldrummers, Stevedore and Callupsie. If you can't make the event, view the art June 19-22 from 6-9pm. For more info, visit livingarts.org or call 585-1234.
Chomsky With Dick Jokes. Yep, we're talking about the late comedian & ranting social critic, Bill Hicks. Brian Rattlingourd wrote and now stars in Born Screaming in America, a bio-play and tribute to Hicks. While it's certain to have some bawdy and dark humor, it will also hopefully provide some insight into his deep, sometimes questionable, and always hilarious mind. This event is part of the annual SummerStage festival and is recommended for mature audiences. Showtime is 8pm Sat., June 16, in the Norman Theatre of the Tulsa PAC. Tickets are $10 in all the usual places.
Men Behaving Badly. In Trial by Jury, a one-act operetta by Gilbert & Sullivan, a philandering man cheats on his intended, and she sues him for breach of promise. To make matters even more interesting, an equally badly behaved judge presides over the case. Just imagine how it turns out! This will be paired with a cabaret show by Light Opera Oklahoma's Andrea Leap. The fun show starts at 7pm in the Norman Theatre of the Tulsa PAC. Tickets are $15 each, or $20 for table seating. Get yours in the normal spots.
Drillin' For More Wins. Baseball a'plenty this week, with another series against those wascaly Wichita Wranglers, June 17-20. The Sunday game starts at 4pm, and not only is it a Kids' Clinic & Kids Eat for Free day, visitors will also get courtesy golf towels. Monday's first pitch goes out at 7pm, and it's ladies night, meaning the ladies can get treated to a massage, nail care and other luxury services at the game. Tuesday's games also starts at 7pm, and thanks to your local QuikTrip, you can come for free! Then, they'll wrap up the series with a 12pm Wednesday Day Game. And while you're there, Community Care College will offer free haircuts, massages and shoe shines. What more do you want? All games are played in Drillers Stadium, 15th & Yale, and you can pick up tickets at the Box Office, tulsadrillers.com or 744-5901.
Do The Cell Block Tango. Bob Fosse's musical Chicago is the story of an aspiring singer, Roxie Hart, who kills her lover and ends up in jail, along with sexpot murderess, Velma Kelly, who was once was a partner in a sister act until she shot both her sister and husband. But, they "had it comin." Velma and Roxie vie for the favor of the prison matron Mama Morton, celebrity attorney Billy Flynn and newspaper reporter Mary Sunshine in a quest to beat their raps and become famous. This favorite musical is for mature audiences only and will run three nights in the Tulsa PAC, June 18-20. Showtime is at 7:30pm, and tickets range $20-60.
Talking Back To The Night. Talk about a prolific artist, Steve Winwood has been making music of one kind or another since the 1960s with various groups. He's also a multi-instrumental solo musician who blends and crosses genres effortlessly. And now he wants to share a little bit of his passion with Tulsa audiences. He'll be playing a gig at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady, on Wed., June 20. Doors are at 6:30pm, and the show kicks off at 7:30pm. Tickets range from $39.50-59.50 and may be bought at the Brady Box Office, 58-BRADY or bradytheater.com.
Direct From Down Under. Actually, Wolfmother will be making their way to the Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, via Bonnaroo and Kansas City, but that doesn't make them any less Australian...or rock awesome for that matter. This curly-headed power trio likes to turn it up to 11, that's for certain, and they'll do exactly that on Wed., June 20. Again, the opener will be the cryptic TBA, but you can bet it will be a high-energy show. Doors are at 7pm, and tickets are $24 in advance at all the usual spots.
Beware the Brewster Sisters. In Arsenic and Old Lace, the 1939 play from Joseph Kesserling, things aren't always as they seem, especially after newlywed Mortimer discovers his aunts' penchant for "helping" lonely, old men find peace in death and that insanity runs in his family. This play shows that some jokes are timeless and that you shouldn't always trust little old ladies. See it at Sapulpa Community Theatre, 124 Water St. in Sapulpa, June 15-17, with 8pm performances on Fri. and Sat. and 2pm matinees on Sunday. Tickets range from $5-10. For more information and reservations, call 227-2169.
Rock Me, Amadeus. It's that time of year again when we flock north to Bartlesville for the OK Mozart International Festival to pay tribute to Maestro Wolfie and music. This year, of course, will celebrate 100 years of Oklahoma's statehood and will offer something for everyone during the nine-day festival, continuing through June 16. Not only will there be classical music, but also bluegrass, traditional & modern dance, food events, lectures, tours, workshops and much more. For a complete listing of events and schedules, visit okmozart.com. To get your tickets, call (918) 336-9800, visit the Box Office or myticektoffice.com.
In a Land Far, Far Away... Experience the stage version of Roald Dahl's classic story, James and the Giant Peach, when it hits the stage of TCC's Van Trease PAC, 81st & Highway 169. Witness the horrors of his abusive aunts, Spiker and Sponge and then delight in his escape as he floats across the sea in a giant peach with his entourage of magical and bizarre friends. Showtimes on June 15-16 are at 7pm. On June 16-17, curtain is at 2pm. Tickets range $15-20, and may be purchased at the Box Office, myticketoffice.com or 595-7777.
They Travel to Get Beat! The Arkansas Travelers, that is. They just can't get enough of our Tulsa Drillers, who can't resist a little neighborly rivalry. They'll have another engagement June 14-16 at Drillers' Stadium at 15th & Yale. The 14th is Clunker Car Night, which means a few fans will ride away (hopefully) in a clunker. For the rest of ya, it's Thirsty Thursday, so drink yer $1 beer a smile. Friday the 15th brings more Fireworks after the game, and the 16th brings free Driller hats to the first 1,500 fans to enter the stadium. All games start at 7pm, and you can pick up tickets at the Box Office, tulsadrillers.com or 744-5901.
Getting Creative Juices Flowing. Mr. Squiggles and The Professor have a fun--and educational--show for Tulsa area youth each Thursday this summer, June through August 15. Through music, humor and hands-on activities, children will learn to incorporate creativity into daily life. Showtimes are at 9:30am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm at the Art Play Center, 7974 E. 41st St. $10 admission includes an art project book and tour of the Tulsa Stained Glass Studio. For more information call 665-2646 or visit www.artplaycenter.com.
Art, Unleashed. Acclaimed by the critic Théophil Gautier as the "Michelangelo of the Menagerie," Antoine-Louis Barye (1795-1875) was called one of the greatest French sculptors of the nineteenth century. Rodin acknowledged him as his teacher and his work was an important inspiration to Henri Matisse. This exhibition, "Untamed: The Art of Antoine-Louis Bayre," features more than 130 highlights from the Walters Art Museum's renowned collection of his sculptures. It runs through September 2 at the Philbrook Museum, 2727 S. Rockford Rd., 749-7941.
Search For Our Okie Identity. Through Sept. 16, the Price Tower Arts Center in Bartlesville, 510 Dewey Ave., will be exhibiting "Out of Oklahoma: Contemporary Artists from Ruscha to Andoe." Starting with the Pop Art movement of the '60s and traveling through abstraction, minimalism, photorealism and even the new figurative painting. The work of 20 artists, including Larry Clark, John Fincher, and Daniel Lang, encompasses works in paint, watercolor, photography, glass, bronze and more to represent the diversity of Oklahoma and its people. For more info, visit pricetower.org.
Collaborative Art at Its Best. The Tulsa Artists' Coalition, 9 E. Brady, will present "Our Colors" through June 23, featuring the artwork of two young artists, Darshan Phillips and Aaron Whisner, who work collaboratively under the name "live4this." According to the artists, "The crew was developed because we were tired of the status quo. With inspiration we challenge, develop and push each other collaboratively. We have a true passion for what we do and that shows in our attitude and outlook on life. It's what we live for." For more information, call 592-0041 or hit tacgallery.org.
Underneath the Same Big Skies. Orion the Hunter, Leo the Lion, and Ursa Major the Great Bear are all well-known constellations in the night sky, but do you know where to find the patterns of Long Sash or the Rabbit Tracks? TASM Planetarium presents a live Centennial program discovering what patterns the American Indians saw in the heavens that represented their history and everyday life. Explore these legends and constellations in Native American Skies at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum's Planetarium, 3624 N. 74th E. Ave. Call 834-9900 for showtimes.
The Joys of the Simple Life. Through Aug. 26, you can glimpse the beauty, elegance and simplicity of rural American life through the art of Andrew Wyeth. The rarely-seen works in "Andrew Wyeth Drawings and Watercolors: Selections from the Marunuma Art Park Collection, Japan," may allow you to see more clearly into the rural existence of the Christina and Alvaro Olson family of Cushing, Maine, which Wyeth so loved painting. The exhibition is at Gilcrease Museum, 1400 Gilcrease Museum Rd. For more information, call 596-2700.
Your Dream Job... was to be an astronaut when you were a kid, right? Well, now you can glimpse the magnificence of floating in space with Astronaut, the most recent film to show at Tulsa Air and Space Museum's Bertlesmeyer Planetarium. It argues that the exploration of space is the greatest endeavor humankind has ever undertaken. You will explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, and encounter the perils that await space travelers, as they subject a test astronaut, Chad, to everything space has to throw at him. Discover if you have what it takes to become an astronaut! The planetarium is located at 3624 N. 74th E. Ave. For showtimes, call 834-9900.
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.
A Little Piece of Peace. Every 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.
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.
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 through July 28.
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.
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 through Sept. 30.
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.
joyable for all ages. You can see Oasis in Space at the Berlesmeyer Planetarium at the Tulsa Air & Space Museum.
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