Thursday, August 9
In the '90s, The Gin Blossoms were one of the biggest names on modern rock radio. Longtime fans of the pop-rock combo will be happy to find out they're heading to T-Town for a concert tonight at Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino, 951 W. 36th St. Concert kicks off at 8pm.
Friday, August 10
Get some Native American culture today at the Intertribal Indian Club of Tulsa's Native American Arts and Crafts Mart and Indoor Pow-wow. Tribal dancers form all over the state will converge at Expo Square, 17th St. between Harvard and Yale, along with Native American artists, jewelry makers, potters, and clothiers. And, of course, there will be plenty of delicious food. It's the largest pow-wow in the state, after all... they're doing it up right. Hours are 11am-12pm.
Saturday, August 11
For a truly unique theater experience this evening, don't miss Tinkerbell Is Dead, an eye-opening collection of amusing, heartbreaking, surprising, thought-provoking and intelligent monologues by a wide variety of authors, from David Mamet to Shakespeare and all points in between. Each monologue is "stand-up theater"... one actor, alone with an audience, connecting. Performances begin at 8pm.
Sunday, August 12
As all you golf fanatics know, today is the final day of the PGA Championship tournament at Southern Hills Country Club. Even if you're not attending the tournament this afternoon, you may want to head over to the PGA Learning Center, located at the main entrance of Southern Hills, 61st & Lewis, next to the PGA Championship Golf Shop, for your free 10-minute golf lesson from an actual PGA pro. Hours are 9am-12pm.
Monday, August 13
Late great guitar hero Frank Zappa was a musical genius throughout the '60, '70s, '80s and into the early '90s... pushing the boundaries of rock'n'roll to strange, new, uncharted experimental areas rarely explored up to that point (or, really, ever since.) His son, Dweezil, wants new generation of rock fans to experience the musical landscapes his father discovered... which is why he organized the Zappa Plays Zappa Tour last year. Zappa performs tonight at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main. Doors open at 7pm.
Tuesday, August 14
It's an unusually active Tuesday for Tulsa, musically speaking. Tonight, you'll have the choice of seeing '90s alt-blues-rockers Blues Traveler (featuring the newly slimmed down, ferocious-as-ever harmonica madman, John Popper) at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, doors at 7pm; or legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper, in concert at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady, along with opening act New Science, doors at 6:30pm.
Wednesday, August 15
Sometimes cinema needs to expose the ugly truth. Case in point: China's Stolen Children, the new documentary showing at Circle Cinema, 10 S Lewis, detailing the black market sales of children in modern China... a place where human trafficking is rampant and the government is more concerned with covering up the problem than solving it. Get your mind blown at a screening tonight. Call 592-FILM or visit www.circlecinema.com for showtimes.
Thursday, August 16
Have an artful Thursday. Pearl Gallery's current exhibit, "Long Hot Summer," features a collection of nudes and summer themed art through Aug. 17. Pearl Gallery is located at 1201 E. 3rd St. Gallery hours today are 1-8pm. Over at SELF Gallery, 2012 E. 11th St., TU graduate Sara Bowerstock's new exhibit "Girls, Guns and Rock and Roll," conjures pop culture images from the '60s and fuses them with her own unique vision. For more information call 231-8669.
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Sad Death of a Fairy. Not in real life, just on stage at the PAC. Tinkerbell Is Dead is a mixture of humorous, tragic, sexy, comic and revealing monologues from authors ranging from Christopher Durang to Mark Twain. The experience can be described as "stand-up theatre," where the actor is alone with his audience. Performance will take place Sat., Aug. 11 at 8pm, at the Charles E. Norman Theatre of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students.
Learn From the Pros... for 10 minutes, at least. For the first time in PGA Championship history, the golf pros will be giving lessons. The free lessons will be given at The PGA Learning Center located at the main entrance of Southern Hills next to the PGA Championship Golf Shop. PGA Professionals from the South Central section will give free 10-minute lessons in two hitting bays located at The PGA Learning Center. A third bay is set up for American Express card members who can receive a free video swing analysis by a PGA Professional. The PGA Learning Center will be open from 9am--12pm on Wed., Aug. 8, and Sunday, Aug. 12; and 3-6pm on Thurs., Fri., and Sat., Aug. 9-11. The lessons are being given as part of the PGA's national Play Golf America campaign. For more information on golf programs throughout the country, including the Tulsa area, visit PlayGolfAmerica.com.
Get Your Headdress On. Tulsa's largest Native American Arts and Crafts Mart and Indoor Pow-wow is this weekend, in the air-conditioned Expo Square, lower level, 17th St. between Harvard & Yale. Put your music skills to good use at the drum and dance contest, or watch tribal dancers from all over Oklahoma perform at the pow-wow. An excellent selection of traditional and contemporary handcrafted, Native American items such as jewelry, artwork, pottery and clothing as well as music and tasty traditional foods will be available. The Intertribal Indian Club of Tulsa is hosting this event on Aug. 10-12, from 11am--12pm. Admission is $5 per person or $16 for four. Parking is free. Go to HYPERLINK "http://www.iicot.org"; www.iicot.org for more information.
Nightingale Theatre is Hot This Summer. Born Screaming in America: A tribute to Bill Hicks by Brian Rattlingourd, who wrote and stars in this bio-play and tribute to stand-up comedian Bill Hicks (1961-1994), begins a four-week run this Friday. In 1993, Rolling Stone declared Hicks the "Hot Stand-Up Comic" of the year. Show runs every Fri., Aug. 10--31 from 8-10pm.
Get your fundamentalist fix with, Born Again Yesterday, a story about a man in recovery from being raised fundamentalist: "Hello, my name is John, and I'm a fundamentalist. It has been one week since I've judged someone fit for eternal damnation." Local comedian and actor, Justin McKean, portrays multiple characters in this comic chronicle of a man being born again from having been born again. Funny, sassy and at times touching and startling, Born Again Yesterday is the tale for our times, politically, socially and spiritually. Show runs every Sat., Aug. 11-Sept. 1, 8-10pm. Nightingale Theater, 1416 East 4th St. No reservation required. Call 633-8666 for more information.
Swing, Batta! The Tulsa Drillers will be at the Frisco Rough Riders Aug. 9-10, then at Midland Rock Hounds, August 11-13 and finally at home against the Frisco RoughRiders on August 15. Come on out for the game Wed., Aug. 15 for a real treat as all fans receive free general admission tickets. Thurs., Aug. 16 is a triple treat with three great promotions: It's another Thirsty Thursday, with $1 drafts and sodas all night, the world's shortest Elvis impersonator will be on hand to help fans celebrate the anniversary of the King's death, and the Drillers will host the World's Largest Wedding Ceremony, inviting anyone who wants to step up to the plate and say "I do" or renew their wedding vows. All participants will receive a certificate of marriage, a free reception and a lot of witnesses. (RSVPs are required to participate in this event.) Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 744-5901 for more information. Games start at 7pm at Drillers Stadium, 21st & Yale.
Girl Rocks Art. University of Tulsa grad Sara Bowerstock brings some pulp fiction to the canvas with spray paint and stencil in a new show at SELF Gallery, 2012 E. 11th, called "Girls, Guns and Rock and Roll." An expressive painter, she conjures inspiration from her graphic design education and the works of Warhol and Lichtenstein. By putting her own spin on themes that can be found in vintage true detective magazines, Sara embodies '60s style. The artist's reception will be Fri., Aug. 10, from 7-10pm. For more information call Vanessa Somerville at 231-8669.
Full-Contact at its Best. Don't miss a swing, strike, or flying kick from world champion fighters at Extreme Fighting, Sat., Aug 11, 8pm, at the Osage Event Center, 951 W. 36th St.
Before the "Ultimate Fighting Craze" of the '90s, Extreme Fighting promoter Dale "Apollo" Cook set out to find the most effective techniques for the ring and self-defense. Fighting in bouts all around the world, Apollo acquired techniques he found useful for fighting and disregarded the ineffectual. This keen interest in effective fighting, at a time when promoters were only interested in boxing and very limited rules "full contact" karate, Apollo had had little choice but to promote his own events and invite practitioners of several arts to compete. Today, Extreme Fighting is the area's premier event showcasing the top talent in MMA and Kickboxing in the Midwest.
For ticket info, visit www.gettix.net, local Reasor's or call 1-866-443-8849. Osage Event Center Box Office, Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm, 699-7667.
Rockin' and Reunited. Don't miss the top-shelf alternative rock band that shook the airwaves of the '90s. The Gin Blossoms are back and blastin,' live in concert at the Oasge Million Dollar Elm Casino, Thurs., Aug. 9 at 8pm. Ticket info: gettix.net, local Reasor's or call 1-866-443-8849.
The Return of Ska. Remember when ska was cool? Whatever happened to all those big band punk rockers? Well, they're still around, and a couple of them are headed to Tulsa soon. Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake, with openers Street Light Manifesto and Against All Authority, will take Cain's Ballroom by brass storm on Thurs., Aug. 9, entertaining their faithful core audience and likely introducing a new generation to the sounds of modern rock ska. Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are $25 in advance and $27 day of. Get 'em at the Cain's Box Office, Starship Records & Tapes, 1241 S. Lewis or at any Reasor's Customer Service.
Queens for a Day. Queens of the Stone Age and Gasoline Angels will head to Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, on Fri., Aug. 10. Enjoy Queens' heavy, riff-oriented robot rock, as they'll likely play plenty of tracks off the newly released Era Vulagris. Brothers Kasey and Karim comprise the Gasoline Angels, who just released their debut CD. Tickets to the show are $27 in advance and $29 the day of. Doors open at 7pm.
Sorta Like a Lime. Green Lemon will entertain audiences from Cain's second stage, also known as Bob's, 423 N. Main, on Sunday, Aug. 12. With a self-dubbed music style that is "reggadelic conceptual improv jam, and intergalactic skank music," this Fort Collins, CO-based band (though they actually got their start in OKC in '99) has earned a loyal cult following, fusing island, jam, acid jazz, funk, and electronica, along with a blend of trance, together to create something that... well... works. Tickets are $9 in advance or $13 day of the show. Get 'em in all the usual places. Doors open at 7pm.
What's In a Name? Dweezil Zappa organized the Zappa Plays Zappa tour last year to introduce younger audiences to his father, Frank Zappa's, music. His efforts have been wildly successful. See the show at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, on Mon., Aug. 13, at 7pm. Tickets are $51 in advance, $56 the day of and $88.50 for VIP tickets.
Run Around. The harmonic stylings of John Popper and Blues Traveler will be rockin' the house at Cain's on Tues., Aug. 14, at 7pm. Though most audiences know this alt-rock jam band best for its '90s hit "Run Around," the band has maintained a steady following and continued recording and touring for the past decade and a half. Popper's recent gastric bypass surgery and tremendous weight loss means the group is more energetic and exciting than ever. Tickets are $24 in advance and $27 the day of.
Psycho-Drama Hits Tulsa. We're not worthy! Don't miss late-night radio personality and freaky singer Alice Cooper when he stops by Tulsa for some merrymaking. He'll be shaking up the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady, on Tues., Aug 14 with opening act New Science. Tickets are $26, $36, and $46. Doors open at 6:30pm and show begins at 7:30pm. Call the box office at 58-BRADY for tickets.
Boy Genius. Vitus is a boy who almost seems to be from another planet: he has hearing like a bat, plays piano like a virtuoso, and studies encyclopedias at the age of five. It's no wonder his parents begin to anticipate a brilliant future for him. They want Vitus to become a pianist. However, the child prodigy prefers to play in his eccentric grandfather's workshop. He dreams of flying and of a normal childhood. Ultimately, with one dramatic leap, Vitus takes control of his own life. Vitus opens at Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis, Fri., Aug. 10. Call 592-FILM or visit www.circlecinema.com for info and showtimes.
China Tragedy. Beautiful, haunting, deeply tragic but impossible to ignore, China's Stolen Children takes us into the heart of modern China, a place where girl babies are being sold, detectives specialize in finding kidnapped children, and child traffickers are so relaxed about their trade that they allow the filmmakers to covertly record them buying and selling tiny human lives. Tens of thousands of children are now kidnapped and traded on the black market. However, government officials are far more concerned with keeping the story quiet than tracing China's stolen children. See the film at Circle Cinema Mon.-Wed., Aug. 13-15. Call 592-FILM or visit www.circlecinema.com for info and showtimes.
In Memoriam. The Tragedy of Jonas Falk, showing at Circle Cinema, Tues., Aug. 14, chronicles the misadventures of an awkward teen, his best friend, and his first love through their final summer together. Charles Page High School senior Kenny Madison started this film with best friend Kevin Dillman, who passed away unexpectedly during the planning stages. Kenny and his friends finished the project in order to honor Kevin's memory. A work in progress for over two years, this screening is a benefit event, raising funds for the Kevin Dillman Memorial Scholarship. Film starts at 7pm.
Oh, the Isolation of Humanity. Tulsa Artists' Coalition, 9 E. Brady, presents "Intimate Spaces: Paintings by Nathan Opp" through August 25. Opp says the exhibit explores tension and isolation between people and uses domestic scenes and emotionally isolated figures as metaphors. For the past eight years, Opp has been teaching studio art and art history courses at Oral Roberts University. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Galley hours are Tues.-Fri, 11am-2pm, and Thurs., Fri. and Sat., 6pm-9pm. For more info contact the gallery at 592-0041 or tacgallery.org
Match Not Made in Heaven. In 1959, when she was 22, Linda Riss opened the door of her Bronx apartment to a thug who claimed to have an engagement present for her and instead threw liquid lye in her face. Screaming tabloid headlines ensued, along with a sensational trial, a suicide attempt, an insanity diagnosis and finally the conviction of a jilted boyfriend, Burton Pugach, a Bronx lawyer turned Bellevue-certified nut job, who after the assault, promised to buy Riss a guide dog for Christmas. Fifteen years later they were married. Crazy love? Try demented. Catch a screening of Crazy Love at the Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis, August 9 and 12. Call 585-FILM for showtimes.
Coping with Difficult Communication. "Fluency vs. Skills: Installations, Photography and Performances" by Mark Wittig of Tulsa, continues through August 23. Using photography, installation, and performance art, Wittig strives to create artwork that discusses the physical, emotional, and intellectual aspects of the learning-disabled experience within education and cultural systems based on alphanumeric communication. In particular, he is interested in exploring the strained relationships these individuals have with written text. "I have skills. I have fluency. I have mastery. I will continue to learn through the physical methods which are natural to me and I will define (and refine) the definitive terms of my abilities, and accomplishments on my own through my art," says Wittig. Gallery hours are Thurs. 5-8pm and Sat. 1-4pm, or call 585-1234 for an appointment.
Ethereal. Head over to M.A. Doran Gallery, 3509 S. Peoria Ave., for its latest exhibit, "Sam Joyner--Black & White Photographs from Bali, Thailand, and the U.S." For the past 20 years, photographer Sam Joyner has studied with master photographers Bruce Barnbaum, John Sexton, Ruth Bernhard, and many more at 14 photography venues including the Ansel Adams photography Workshop, Yosimite, California; the Maine Photographic Workshop, Rockport, Maine; and the Oklahoma Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain. His work clearly reflects an Ansel Adams influence combined with his own unique twist of otherworldliness. Joyner's work has been juried into numerous exhibits, receiving various awards including Best of Show at the 1995 Lawton Arts for All Festival and juror's awards in the 1998 and 1999 Tulsa Mayfest. His work has been seen in numerous group shows statewide including M.A. Doran Gallery and Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa. Joyner also serves as a United States Magistrate Judge in Tulsa. Exhibit runs through Sept. 1. Gallery hours are Tues.-Sat. 10:30am-6pm.
Fore! The PGA Championship and its historic Wanamaker Trophy return to Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa for the 89th PGA Championship, Aug. 9-12.
Highlighting the field at the 89th PGA Championship, the last leg of golf's Grand Slam, will be two-time PGA Champion Tiger Woods, 2005 PGA Champion Phil Mickelson, and Retief Goosen, winner of the last major staged at Southern Hills, the 2001 U.S. Open. The 89th PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club will mark the fifth time in 37 years that the event has been played in Oklahoma. It was last conducted at Southern Hills in 1994, where Nick Price captured his second PGA championship in three years.
Tickets for the 89th PGA Championship will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis to a limited number of spectators. For ticket information, call 1-800-PGA-GOLF, or access the tournament website at www.PGA2007.com.
For more information on the event, including remaining on-site hospitality packages, contact the local 89th PGA Championship office at 742-2007.
Students on Display. The University of Tulsa School of Art presents "The Best of Gussman," showcasing the best of the best student artists. The Annual Gussman Student Art Exhibition features ceramics, painting, sculpture, graphic design, prints and photographs. See it all through August 30 in the gallery of the Tulsa PAC, Mon.-Fri., 10am-5:30pm.
Who's Ugly Now? Hans Christian Andersen's timeless tale of "The Ugly Duckling" has been marvelously retold in the musical comedy Honk Jr., which will run in the Doenges Theatre of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 2nd & Cincinnati, Aug. 9-11. Showtimes are 8pm, with a 2pm matinee on the 5th. General admission tickets are $10.
Whodunit? The 2007 Harwelden Murder Mystery tips its hat to Oklahoma's Centennial celebration when it presents "The Wrath of Grapes," Aug. 9-11 at the historic Harwelden Mansion, 2210 S. Main. It will be an evening of interactive sleuthing, with guests served a full meal complete with dessert, beer, and wine, viewing an original mystery play written by James D. Watts and presented by the enthusiastic Harwelden Mystery Players, and having the chance to play detective and figure out whodunit. This year, guests are encouraged to dress the part in 1930s summer party attire. Tickets for the evening are $45 per person. Reservations may be made by calling 584-3333, ext. 32.
It's Hot, Hot, Hot. Outside anyhow. Inside the Pearl Gallery, 1201 E. 3rd St., the air will be cool, but the art will be sizzling during "Long Hot Summer." Come see a collection of nudes and summer themed art through Aug. 17, Wed.-Fri. from 1-6pm, with extended hours on Thurs. until 8pm, or any time the light are on. For more info, call 588-1500.
Calling All Muggles! It's time to catch the fifth film installment of the Harry Potter mania. Even if you already saw it opening night, now you can see it on IMAX. In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, young Potter is about to start his fifth year at Hogwarts. He's desperate to get back to school and find out why his friends Ron and Hermione have been so secretive all summer. However, what Harry is about to discover in his new year at Hogwarts will turn his world upside down. Cinemark IMAX is located at 10802 E. 71st. For showtimes, call 307-2629.
Views Of an Ancient Land. Through Aug. 19, you can view "Celestial Nights" at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, 2021 E. 71st. The exhibit will feature black and white photography by Neil Folberg of the night skies over Israel. Folberg's photographs describe places where the spiritual is at once near, imprinted in the forms of the arid landscapes, and far away in the dark, starlit recesses of space. The museum is open Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm, and on Sundays from 1-5pm. For details, call 492-1818.
Icon of the Great American West. 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.
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 Sep. 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.
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.
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.
THE BIG RED LINE
ANYTHING ABOVE THIS IS CURRENT FOR THE WEEK IN PRODUCTION.
THE ABOVE LISTINGS ARE FOR WEEK OF 27 July -- 3 August, 2006
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