What the Hell. Save your mind and lay off the psychedelics tonight as the improvisational sound of California's VxPxC lights up Under the Mooch, 14th and Harvard, at 7pm and then Soundpony, 409 N. Main, at 10pm. The trio of indie rockers took pride for their freestyle psychedelic beats. According to the group's webpage, the story goes like this: "In April of 2005 a box of tapes was found locked in the closet of an abandoned backhouse. 33 tapes stacked in a plastic film box. All but three wrapped in topographic map paper and labeled '(VxPxC).' The tapes themselves contained hours upon hours of psychedelic improvisation." Curious? Yes. Check them out tonight.
Place to Be. The fine people at the Tulsa Artists' Coalition Gallery, 9 East Brady, have rescheduled the gallery hours for their new exhibit just so that everyone attending the Living Arts' New Genre Festival XV (livingarts.org) can make it to the showing. "Art 2.0: Installations by Geoffrey Hicks" opens tonight, from 5-8pm. A native Tulsan and graduate of Booker T. Washington, Hicks creates an environment of interactive technology-based installations. He studied at the California Institute of the Arts where he worked on projects involving robotic theatre, interactive art installations and sound design. Gallery hours are 6pm-9pm, Thurs.-Sat. Daytime hours are by appointment only. For more information, check out tacgallery.org.
Music Education. Foster some creativity in your kids today with an interactive concert from OK Mozart's resident orchestra The Amici New York String Quartet. The quartet brings their musical talents to the hands of children and students at Taste of Europe, 310 S. Dewey, at 10am. Musicians Laura Bald (pictured above), Adria Benjamin, Adam Grabois and Robert Zubrycki will play short pieces, give their musical backgrounds and answer questions from parents and children.
A meet-the-artists reception will follow the performances. The event is part of the educational enrichment and outreach program. Call 336-9900 x11 for tickets or additional information.
Boobs and Bouts. Breast Impressions and the Green Country Roller Girls present the Bout Against Breast Cancer on Sunday, March 9, at Broken Arrow Roller Sports, 551 W. Oakland Pl. An all-girl flat track roller derby between the Green Country Roller Girls and the N.W.A. Roller Girls from Fayetteville will be the main event, but a live half-time auction will get under the way as well. Nearly two dozen breast casts painted by local artists from each team's hometown will be auctioned off by auctioneer Jay Litchfield. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of. Scoot on over to this event and support the fight against breast cancer. Doors open at 6pm and the bout begins at 7pm. For more information, visit greencountryrollergirls.com.
Brainwave Manipulation. Robot dance music and sad robot lullabies made by robots for robots, Recorder plays tonight at The Continental, 409 E. 1st, with Digitata and Mystery Palace. These guys work hard to create a truly original, fresh combination of never-tried-before flavors. Playful and innovative, Recorder began making albums in 2006 under a Swiss label and has been taking off for the moon ever since. The show starts at 10pm. They have a handful of albums under their belt now so check out myspace.com/recorderparty.com to sample some of the creativity.
Been There, Done That. This spoken word artist (a form of literary art in which lyrics or poetry are spoken rather than sung) has been on the road since the middle of February and performs just about every night in a new place. Henry Rollins makes a stop in Tulsa at Cains Ballroom, 423 N. Main, tonight at 7pm. A singer, songwriter, spoken word artist, author, actor and publisher, Rollins also tacks human rights activist, especially for gay rights, to that list of occupations. Impressive? We think so. Tickets to the show are $25 in advance and $29 the day of. Visit cainsballroom.com for more information.
Wealth and Beauty. Widely considered one of the finest collections of Native American and Southwestern art ever assembled by a private collector, a sampling of the Eugene B. Adkins Collection continues today at Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford. The exhibition of the Adkins materials features a significant amount of selected paintings, pottery, jewelry and other types of art. The showing includes paintings by members of the Taos Society of Artists and such important Western artists as Alfred Jacob Miller and Maynard Dixon. Pictured above: Dan Namingha's Night Singer, c. 1970s. Gallery hours are Tue.-Sunday, 10am-5pm, and Thursday evenings until 8pm. Closed Mondays.
Newsies Unite. What could be better than watching a bunch of your local journalists sing and dance on stage to golden oldies, the best classics and a handful of modern hits? The Tulsa Press Club presents the 75th annual Gridiron: Dam Foolishness or Baby, It's Cold Inside opening performance at the Liddy Doenges Theatre, Tulsa PAC, tonight at 8pm. The show puts a hilarious spin on memorable events of the past year, including the River Development vote, the buried Belvedere and December's ice storm and power outage. Proceeds from the show, sponsored by the Tulsa Press Club Educational and Charitable Trust, will go toward journalism scholarships. Catch a second performance tomorrow night as well. Tickets are $20. Sidenote: you can expect a handful of UTW staff to take over the stage.
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