Serious New Year. Not to be a downer, but the first new art exhibit in the Tulsa gallery scene for 2008 is "The Great Leap Northward" by Oklahoma City-based artist Eric Humphries. In his past works, Humphries created cartoon renditions of such human highpoints as the bombing of Hiroshima and the Iraq War. For the new exhibit the artist will unveil "Heaven, Hell and the Earth," his unique vision of the Sept. 11 attacks...among many other pieces. Exhibit begins tonight at Living Arts of Tulsa, 308 S. Kenosha Ave., and will run through Jan. 24. Call 585-1234 for more information.
Buy and Buy. Perfectly timed to make you wince at the serious dinero you just dropped for Christmas, director Morgan Spurlock's What Would Jesus Buy, the new docu-comedy about Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping, hits the screen tonight at the Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis. Spurlock (Super Size Me) follows the good Rev. and his flock as they go on a cross-country crusade to save America from shopping ourselves into oblivion. Call 592-FILM for showtimes.
Take a Walk. Sometimes we need a reminder of how far we've come as a society...and how far we still have to go. Two Cousins Walking Through Faith, the new production featuring Mary Scott Hicks at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 2nd & Cincinnati, takes a look (via dramatic readings, music and dance) at what life was like in Marion, AL, during the Civil Rights Era. Curtain rises at 8pm.
Shared Vision. The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art's current exhibit, "Sons of Adam, Daughters of Eve: Biblical Images in Art from Tulsa Collections," is a scholarly examination of Biblical images common to both Jews and Christians. The exhibit features works by Picasso, Chagall, Rubin, and Matisse from the Museum's permanent collections and from local private collectors and institutions. Show only lasts until Jan. 20... catch it while you can. Museum hours: Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm; Sunday 1-5pm.
Gilcrease Museum's exhibition, "Charles Banks Wilson: An Oklahoma Life in Art," showcases Wilson's work as an accomplished illustrator, muralist, lithographer, sculptor, and teacher. Gilcrease holds one of the most comprehensive collections of Wilson's work, ranging from his early years as an art student and illustrator to his extensive series of Native American portraits and scenes of Oklahoma life. The exhibition continues through March 9.
Check Please! Here's a post-Christmas idea: Get all your pent-up aggression and hostility (built-up from all those hours spent with your annoying in-laws and their screaming kids during the holidays) worked out tonight by attending a Tulsa Oilers match. Maybe screaming for the boys as they slam it out against the Oklahoma City Blazers will free you of your bad, bad ideas. Puck drops at 7pm in the Convention Center, 100 Civic Center, downtown.
Have a Little Fun. It's the middle of the workweek... you definitely need to yuk it up a bit. Head over to Tulsa's newest comedy club, The Loony Bin, 6808 S. Memorial Dr., and get ready for an evening of big laughs with upbeat comic Rob Little, hot off his appearance on CBS's Fire Me Please. Call 459-1017 for showtimes.
The Rock Don't Stop. In need of a good jolt to get your weekend started right? Head over to The Continental, 409 E. 1st St., for an evening of good old-fashioned, amps-on-11, tap-yer-foot-and-buy-another-beer rock'n'roll with Stillwater-based quartet, Taddy Porter.
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