Give Your Eyes a Treat. Don't miss an evening of bawdy fun when the ladies of Eye Candy Burlesque present their latest show, Candyland, June 22 & 23 at Nightingale Theater, 1416 E. 4th St. Momere, Savonne The Minx, Katerina The Naughty Ballerina, Lu Foxxx, Ruby Del Bonanza, Xanaboobs and Sverlana are sure to shake things up all night long (wink, wink, nudge, nudge). Fun starts at 10pm. For more info, call 633-8666.
Thursday, June 21
Ah, there's nothing like a little murder and mayhem to spice up a musical. Light Opera Oklahoma continues its "Men Behaving Badly" season tonight with Stephen Sondheim's 1979 classic Sweeney Todd, detailing the exploits of "the demon barber of Fleet Street" as he and his wife plot their revenge on the judge who wrongfully imprisoned Todd for 15 years in Australia. Curtain rises at 8pm.
Friday, June 22
Kick off your weekend with some music tonight at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame's annual celebration of all things swing . . . Jazzfest. Artist lineup includes Grady Nichols, WallStreet, Glenn R. Townsend, David Skinner and harmonica bluesman Junior Markham. SPOT Music Award-winning jazz ensemble Harmonious Monk will cap off the night. This free concert will take place at the new Jazz Depot at 1st & Cincinnati and begins at 6pm.
Saturday, June 23
It's certainly a musical weekend here in Green Country. Right on the heels of Jazzfest comes Skiatook's 3rd annual Bluegrass Festival, featuring Cedar Hill, The Zoograss Boys, The Faris Family, The Byron Berline Band, Pocket Change and more. (Never let it be said we aren't stylistically diverse 'round here, dadgummit.) For a complete schedule of festival events visit skiatookbluegrass.com.
Sunday, June 24
Are you a modern or classic rocker? We only ask because two heavy hitting acts in each genre will be cranking it up in T-Town tonight. For those on the modern tip, Hawthorne Heights will be performing at the Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, along with From First to Last, Secondhand Serenade, and Brighten. Doors open at 7pm.
Classic early '80s rock aficionados, however, won't want to miss Loverboy in concert at Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino, 36th St. N. and Tisdale Parkway. Show starts at 8pm.
Monday, June 25
What better way to get your hectic workweek started than by taking a little time out for some peace and quiet...and art? American painter Andrew Wyeth's work expresses the simplicity, elegance and rustic beauty of rural life in America. Take a glimpse today at Gilcrease Museum's latest exhibit "Andrew Wyeth Drawings and Watercolors: Selections from the Marunuma Art Park Collection, Japan." Gilcrease is located at 1400 Gilcrease Museum Rd.
Tuesday, June 26
Tulsa's eclectic musical week continues tonight with two very contrasting concert experiences. Renowned Canadian folk singer/poet Gordon Lightfoot will take the stage at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady, for a night of thoughtful, acoustic-driven music. Show begins at 7:30pm. Just a few blocks away, though, at the Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, Omaha-based punk/reggae/ska/funk inflected modern rock faves 311 will be tearing the roof off, along with special guests The Rivalry. Doors open at 6:30pm.
Wednesday, June 27
If masterful European sculpture really floats your boat, you definitely won't want to miss "Untamed: The Art of Antoine-Louis Bayre," the current exhibition at Philbrook Museum, 2727 S. Rockford. Hailed as one of the greatest French sculptors of the 19th century and acknowledged by Rodin as his teacher and by Henri Matisse as an artistic inspiration, this exhibition features more than 130 highlights from Bayre's work.
Thursday, June 28
Like we said earlier in this column, there's nothing quite like a bit of murder to take a stage musical to that next level. See what we mean tonight by attending a performance of Owasso Community Theatre's Ruthless! the Musical. When eight-year-old singing phenom Tina Denmark loses a role in the school musical to a less talented kid, she decides to kill the competition. Things go downhill from there, as you might imagine, in this campy comedy. Show starts at 7pm at the Mary Glass PAC, 12901 East 86th Street North, Owasso.
Pull Up Some Grass. And watch your favorite bluegrass musicians play for a weekend in Skiatook at their 3rd annual Bluegrass Festival, June 22-23. You can enjoy the tunes of bands such as Cedar Hill, The Zoograss Boys, The Faris Family, The Byron Berline Band, Pocket Change and more. There will also be youth fiddle competitions and an opportunity to jam with other great musicians. Camping is available and encouraged and the Skiatook Sports Complex. Admission is only $12 for one day and $20 for a weekend pass. For more information, visit skiatookbluegrass.com.
Examining the Currents of Post-Modern Music. At least that's one way The Giants of Gender describe their music. The multi-instrumental experimental trip will perform a multi-media concert at Living Arts, 308 S. Kenosha, on Fri., June 22. This group is largely improvisational and rebels against certain musical traditions, but they also like to include actors, dancers and other artists in their shows, so there's really no telling what might be in store for you this night. Tickets are only $8 at the door, or $5 if you're a member.
For the Ultimate in Fun. Come check out the Summer Solstice Ultimate Frisbee Tournament. The tournament will be June 23-24 at Valley Park Soccer Complex (Keetonville Rd. off Hwy. 20) and will include competitions for men and women, amateurs and pros alike. Support your local teams while you enjoy the fierce competition, live music, food, beverages and family fun. Heck, you can even camp overnight in the fields. For more info on the competition, visit tulsaultimate.com. To get directions, visit valleyparksoccer.com.
A Picture's Worth... a whole lot. Come check out new works at M.A. Doran Gallery, 3509 S. Peoria, when their newest exhibit opens on Thurs., June 21. It will showcase landscapes by Gary Bowling, who says his paintings capture the light, atmosphere and events in the landscape, and abstracts by OU MFA student Gerald Cournoyer that reflect his South Dakota roots and the history of the Lakota Sioux people. You can view the art through July 31. For more info, call 748-8700.
Formerly Juneteenth. Now known as Jazzfest, the free music concert will be held at the new Jazz Depot at 1st & Cincinnati, celebrating the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame's relocation to the old Tulsa Depot. The event begins at 6pm on Fri., June 22 with a stellar line-up of top Tulsa talent including headliner Grady Nichols, preceded by WallStreet, Jazz Hall Inductee and blues legend, Glenn R. Townsend, with special guests guitarist David Skinner and harmonica bluesman Junior Markham (both also Jazz Hall blues inductees). SPOT Music Award-winning jazz ensemble Harmonious Monk completes the line-up. Everyone is asked to bring lawn chairs. Please do not bring food or drinks, as refreshments will be at the site. Check online at okjazz.org for the musical line-up and times of performances.
If You Could Read His Mind... I bet you'd find that Gordon Lightfoot is happy to be headed into T-Town. The stellar and long-standing Canadian folk singer and poet will spend an intimate evening with Tulsa audiences and share some of his musical history on Tues., June 26 at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady. Doors are at 6:30pm for the 7:30pm show, and tickets range from $43-63. You can pick yours up at the Box Office, 58-BRADY or bradytheater.com.
Skool's Out For Summer! So now it's time to get down with yer bad self. On Sat., June 23, the Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will host the Skool's Out Tour. The show will feature rising Alabama hip-hopster Rich Boy, Tulsa's own native son, Queen's Son, and another Tulsa group, 3rd Flow. Just don't expect them to apologize for telling it like it is. Doors are at 7pm, and advance tickets are $25.50 at the Box Office, Starship Records, Reasor's or gettix.net.
A Day in the Life... of post-hardcore band Hawthorne Heights must be pretty good. Not exactly sure what "post-hardcore" means, but we're guessing it has something to do with that other vague label, "emo." Any way you look at it, these guys have quite a following, and the show, at the Cain's Ballroom on Sunday, June 24, will likely sell out. Joining them will be bothers in post-hardcore, From First to Last, and Californians Secondhand Serenade and Brighten. Doors are at 7pm, and advance tickets are $22.50 at the usual spots.
All Mixed Up. Those rascally boys from Omaha, 311, know exactly how to shake up a live show. Maybe it's the great variety of punk, reggae, ska, funk and hip hop that keeps them, and their fans, on their toes. Witness the fun for yourself at the Cain's Ballroom on Tuesday, June 26. Opening the show properly for them will be Long Islanders and breakout rockers, the Rivalry. Doors are at 7pm, and advance tickets will run you $34. Pick em up at the normal places.
Lovin' Every Minute of It. Those Canadian rock-boys, Loverboy, have been at it since 1980, so you know they're still having fun with their music. While they may no longer have to work for the weekend, they still like to it seems, as they're on tour with all original members and stopping by Tulsa Town on Sunday, June 24, at the Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino, 36th St. N. and Tisdale Parkway. The show kicks off at 8pm, and early tickets will run you $17.50-28. You can buy them at the Box Office, Reasor's, gettix.net or (866) IGETTIX.
Fire Up Your Engines. For a second time. Part of the Skull Shine Sooner Nationals drag races had to be rescheduled due to rain from the end of May, so here's another chance to catch some of the action on Sat., June 23 at the Tulsa Raceway Park, which is at 1301 N. Garnett. The speed starts at 9am, and tickets for the day will you back $35. You can buy them at the gate or online at tulsaracewaypark.com. Don't forget your earplugs.
From Under the Sea. Come relive the magic of Hans Christian Andersen's underwater adventure and classic tale, The Little Mermaid. It is the most recent production of the Spotlight Children's Theatre troupe. It will run June 22-24 and June 29-July 1, with 7:30pm Fri. shows and 2pm matinees on Sat. and Sunday. The Spotlight Theatre is located at 1381 S. Riverside. If you would like to make reservations for the show, please call 587-5030. Tickets are $5 for kids under 12 $6 for seniors and $7 for adults.
What Do You Like in Your Meatpie? Light Opera Oklahoma continues its season theme of "Men Behaving Badly" with the worst-behaved of all: Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street. In this Stephen Sondheim musical, which premiered on Broadway in 1979, Todd returns to Victorian-era London after being wrongfully imprisoned for 15 years in Australia. He and Mrs. Lovett, a baker of meat pies, cook up a tasty revenge on the judge who sent him "down under." This will run June 21-23, 26, 29 and July 7, 10 and 13 in the Williams Theatre of the Tulsa PAC, 2nd & Cincinnati. Tickets are $15 for GA or $20 for table cabaret seating. Get yours at the Box Office, myticketoffice.com or 596-71411.
It's No Laughing Matter. Okay, it is. In fact, they're hilarious. For one night only, Fri., June 22, the youth improv troupe of Clark Theatre and the adult group from Heller Theatre will join forces to bring you double the comedy, with audience participation. Think Whose Life Is It Anyway? with some local flair. The show will be at 8pm in the Norman Theatre of the Tulsa PAC. Tickets are $7 at the usual places.
Go Latin For the Night. Creating an atmosphere reminiscent of the Latin high-end cabarets that were popular in the late 1940s, the Tulsa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presents a convivial evening of music in a cabaret setting on Friday, June 22 in the Doenges Theatre of the Tulsa PAC. Music will be provided by a Latin trio in two 45-minute sets, but the focus of the evening will be on audience members having an opportunity to meet another in a relaxed atmosphere. It is hoped that Latin and non-Latin business communities can gain understanding about each other and their culture through this entertaining activity. Attendees may eat, drink and maybe even dance a little as the mood strikes. Reserved table seating is $20 and general admission is $10.
A Look at What's To Come. What do Sapulpa Community Theatre, Heller Theatre, Clark Theatre, Theatre Tulsa, Broken Arrow Community Playhouse, Spotlight Theatre, Ultimate Murder Mystery and Starry Night Production Company have in common? They are some of the many troupes performing in the Fifth Annual TACTA Showcase. Each member theatre of TACTA has the opportunity to perform a 10-minute selection highlighting its upcoming season at 8pm on Sat., June 23 in the Norman Theatre of the Tulsa PAC. Selections this year range from Clark Theatre's The Tempest to Heller Theatre's The Women to Theatre Tulsa's comedic SummerStage offering of The Complete History of America (abridged). Ultimate Murder Mystery will offer a brief sampling of its dinner theatre mystery favorite Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? Do You Really Want to Kill Me Now?, while Starry Night Productions keeps its appointment with The Good Doctor. Tickets are $10 at the usual places.
It's a Small World, After All. At 4pm on Sat., June 23, the India Association of Oklahoma will present Festivals of India-A Celebration of Life. Adults born in India and Indian children born and brought up in Tulsa will present the rich culture of India via music and dance. This event is part of the annual SummerStage festival and sponsored in part by the Tulsa PAC Trust. Tickets for the performance, which is in the Doenges Theatre of the Tulsa PAC, are $10.
On Trial. 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. And then, 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 on Sunday, June 24. Tickets are $15 each, or $20 for table seating. Get yours in the normal spots.
Who Says Life Stops at 60? The Three Belles of Eden is an original black comedy is about three women in an assisted living home, eagerly awaiting a new male resident. All three women plot to have a new romance in their lives. This is a Round the Bend Players production, Tulsa's first senior theatre troupe. Catch the fun at 4pm on Sunday, June 24 in the Norman Theatre of the Tulsa PAC. General admission tickets are $8 in the usual places.
Oui, Love Paris. Paris, je t'aime is a film about the plurality of cinema in one mythic location: Paris, the City of Love. Twenty filmmakers bring their own personal touch, underlining the wide variety of styles, genres, encounters and the various atmospheres and lifestyles that prevail in the neighborhoods of Paris. Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love will be veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened. See for yourself at the Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis, on Fri., June 22. Call 592-FILM for showtimes.
Sssh, Don't Tell the Kids. That they'll also be learning while having a blast at Woolaroc's 17th Kidsfest on Sat. and Sunday, June 23 and 24, from 10am-5pm. There will be pony rides, wagon rides, a land run, treasure dig, face painting, carpenter's corner, beaded necklaces, Indian head bands, native sand art and other nature crafts. Living history booths will include horseshoeing, bridle/bit/spur makers, woodcarvers, silversmiths, flint knapping, rope making, blacksmithing and plenty more. Also, some of the areas most talented dancers, singers and instrumentalists will be performing over the two day event. Woolaroc is located 12 miles SW of Bartlesville. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for 65 and over and children under the age of 12 are FREE. For more information, go to www.woolaroc.org.
Rockin' for the Lord. KXOJ, 100.9fm, will present several Christian acts this summer at the RiverWalk Crossing, across the 96th St. Bridge in Jenks. On July 16, you can catch Todd Agnew, as he debuts his new CD. There will be a Back-to-School Special on Aug. 25 that will feature Downhere and Jason Gray. Leeland will perform on the 28th, and the series concludes on Aug. 29 with the worship band Shane & Shane. The events are all free and start at 7pm. For more information, visit kxoj.com.
No Losin' For This Kid. Owasso Community Theatre will present Ruthless! the Musical on June 22-24 and 28-30. It's the story of an eight-year-old singing and dancing phenomenon Tina Denmark who has her heart set on the leading role in the school's musical. But when a talentless rival gets the part, ruthless Tina kills her, to the dismay of some, and the approval of others. Get ready for a hilariously campy night. Performances will take place at the Mary Glass PAC, 12901 East 86th Street North, Owasso. Showtimes are 7pm, except for a 2pm Sunday matinee. Adult tickets are $8 at the door and seniors & students are $6. For more info, call 274-3420.
We Do Love Our Media! On Thurs., June 28, the Tulsa Press Club will host their Media Icons event, which will honor Senior Editor of the Tulsa World, Ken Neal, former KOTV meteorologist Jim Giles & KMOD morning dudes, Phil & Brent. There will be a cocktail reception 5:30pm followed by a program at 6:30pm. The Press Club is located at 415 S. Boston. Tickets are $20 and may be reserved at 581-5001. The event honors the careers and contributions of icons in print, television and radio.
Icon of the Great American West. On June 23, and running through Sept. 30, you can witness Space Silent Spirit: Maynard Dixon's West. Dixon's style moved from defined realism toward modernism, abstraction, and cubism--though he spurned such titles. He simply sought the poetic beauty of the West and in the process created some of the most iconic images of the American West of the early 20th century. See them for yourself at Gilcrease Museum, 1400 Gilcrease Museum Rd. For more information, call 596-2700.
For Your Viewing Pleasure. Thru 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.
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 23-24, 30 & July 5-6, 8. Tickets are $15-20 and may be bought at the Box Office, myticketoffice.com or 596-7111.
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 22-23 and 29-30. Tickets are $8. 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 22 & 23. Admission is $8. If you need more info, call 633-8666.
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 writer (David Duchovny) attempts to navigate his beloved 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 opened Fri., June 15 at the Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis. For showtimes, call 592-FILM.
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.
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