Not Going South. "The Great Leap Northward" showcases the latest paintings by Oklahoma City based artist Eric Humphries, part of the "Atrocities: Man's Inhumanities" exhibit at Living Arts of Tulsa, 308 S. Kenosha Ave. Humphries' works are characterized by cartoonist renditions of historical atrocities, such as the Mai Lai massacre, the bombing of Hiroshima and the war in Iraq. Humphries show also includes a four canvas series over the Sept. 11 attacks entitled "Heaven, Hell and the Earth," which explores the motives and perspectives of the terrorists themselves. Call 585-1234 for more information.
Irish Eyes Are Smiling. A group of Kansas City musicians, The Elders, bring their passion for Celtic music to the John H. Williams Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., at 8pm this evening. A rare musical mix of roots rock, artistic songwriting and powerful vocals and instrumentation, The Elders preserve the traditional sounds of Irish music while adding their originality. Tickets are $20-$25. Visit www.tulsapac.com for more information.
Keepin' It Clean. The rules are there are no rules! Heckle a handful of ruthless cage fighters (even a chick!) as they release their mixed martial arts skills tonight at the Osage Million Dollar Elm Event Center, 951 W. 36th St. North, at 7pm. Free Style Cage Fights are more about what you cannot do, which includes head-butting, biting, hair-pulling, attacks to the groin, throwing an opponent out of the cage (not sure how that works) and more. Tonight's event features celebrity free style fighter "Sugar" Rashad Evans. Tickets start at $30. Call 699-7777 for more details.
No Need to Apologize. Tuning up and hitting the pop rock scene in 2005, five-man band OneRepublic takes the stage at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, tonight at 7pm. Their 2006 hit single "Apologize" was featured on several television shows including Coldcase, One Life to Live and Fox's So You Think You Can Dance. Opening bands include Eric Hutchinson, The Daylights and Stephen Speaks.
Tickets are $19.25 in advance and $21.25 day of. Visit cainsballroom.com
for more information.
Parade for Peace. Remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this morning at the Commemorative Parade starting at 10am. The parade concludes a weekend of memorial activities celebrating the life of the most influential civil rights leader of the 20th century. The parade forms at the corner of Pine and Cincinnati and proceeds east on Pine to Greenwood, and south on Greenwood through the Greenwood Business District. The 2008 MLK Parade theme is "Dr. King's Dream: Wake Up and Work It Out!" For more information call 594-8234.
Puckle Chuckle. Sick of watching sports at home on the couch? How about some live hockey action? You can't keep your eye on the puck on television anyway. The ice rink heats up tonight when the fourth-ranked Tulsa Oilers take on the fifth-ranked Wichita Thunder at the Tulsa Convention Center, 100 Civic Center. If you're not a hockey fan, enjoy the timeout entertainment. It's good for all kinds of fun and laughs. Puck drops at 7pm. Tickets are $10-$21. Visit tulsaoilers.com or call 596-7177 for more.
First Glance. With his new CD A Brief Look at the New You, acoustic rocker Bryan Jewett brings his well-crafted songs to CJ Moloney's, 91st Street and 145th Ave, in Broken Arrow. With the help of family and friends, Jewett's new album features 12 inspiring tracks that will satisfy any singer-songwriter fan. CJ's features live acoustic music every Wednesday night so become a regular if you enjoy the sweet strumming of the guitar. Call 251-1973 or visit myspace.com/cjmoloneys for more details.
Focus on Nature. Are you ready for spring? Longing for summer? Did autumn slip by too fast? Revisit the seasons during "Portraits of a Garden Amateur Photography Contest and Exhibition," a collaboration of seasonal work by local photographers at the Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria, from now until Feb. 2. Cash awards go to the winners so the Garden Center needs your vote for the People's Choice Award. Exhibit hours are Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm, and Sat., 10am-3pm. Call 746-5125 or visit tulsagardencenter.com.
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