Thursday, March 20
Experiment. One of Tulsa's newest headquarters for experimental and psychedelic pop/punk rock seems to be Under the Mooch, at 1423 S. Harvard. Tonight, the free, all-ages show includes performances by the United Kingdom's Xela (above) and the local Ajilvsga. The two are working on a compilation tape called "I Love Her 'til I Die," which Xela says won't be as dark as his fans are probably used to, but it will contain its fair share of menace. Don't let Under the Mooch's unassuming storefront mislead you. The place will be rockin', and, if you're old enough, you can buy a quality malt beverage. For more information, call 742-6465 or check out underthemooch.com.
Friday, March 21-
Kids Say the Darndest Things. In Noah Haidle's dark comedy, Mr. Marmalade, presented by Evandrake Productions, a four-year-old's imaginary friend has a coke addiction. And the dysfunction only begins there. Swearing, physical abuse and unplanned pregnancies make their way into these children's worlds. With her parents divorced and her mother working full time, Lucy spends her days conjuring cruel and unusual ideas, some borrowed from day-time talk shows and others from her sadistic babysitter. See, it's a coming-of-age tale, kids. See the play tonight and tomorrow at the Nightingale Theater, 1416 E. 4th St. Tickets are $10. Call 633-8666 or go to www.nightingaletheater.com for more.
Saturday, March 22
Break Out. 106.9 K-HITS hosts its annual Spring Break Out concert at the Expo Square Pavilion, 1701 S. Louisville, featuring hip hoppers Bow Wow and Omarion with openers Cherish, Enur and Naughty by Nature. Finally 21 (and having dropped the "Lil" from his title), Bow Wow began his career as a rapper, actor and music producer at the ripe age of 13. Omarion has been his cohort in crime for the last few years, and the two frequently appear on the same stage together. Real hip hop fans will enjoy the addition of old-school act Naughty by Nature to the lineup. Tickets are available online at www.exposquare.com and by phone at 376-6000.
Sunday, March 23
Craving Chocolate Eggs. Easter is today, and is celebrated by Christians as the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which is believed to have occurred the third day after his crucifixion, around A.D. 33. Easter also refers to the season of the church year called Eastertide, lasting for 50 days until the Pentecost. Easter is also the holiday notorious for giant, pastel-colored bunnies, hunts for hard-boiled eggs, chick-shaped marshmallows, jelly beans and imitation grass. Where all that ties in with the crucifixion, we're not quite sure, but it does make the holiday pretty popular with the kiddos. Today, celebrate (or don't) Easter however you like--with a really long church service or by gorging yourself on chocolate.
Monday, March 24
Long Journey. Milarepa, showing at the Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis, is the true story of the beginnings of the man who was to be Tibet's greatest saint. Born in 1052, Milarepa was propelled into a world of sorrow following his father's death and so set out to learn black magic and to exact revenge upon all of his enemies. On his journey, he encountered magicians, demons and teachers, but it wasn't until he confronted his anger that he learned his valuable lesson. The film based on his life and lessons offers a parallel to the cycle of violence and retribution common in today's society. For film times and other info about the movie, visit circlecinema.com.
Tuesday, March 25
Get Funky. So, I bet you were thinking, "Man, it's about time I dusted off that old Primus CD and had me a listen." Funny you should mention it, since the man responsible for that funky rock band, Les Claypool, happens to be in Tulsa tonight at the Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main. With his strumming/slap technique, Claypool has developed a unique style and earned the reputation as one of the country's premier bass talents. Claypool is perhaps as notorious for being the creator of adult cartoon South Park's theme song as he is anything else, though we can't promise he'll play it at the show tonight. Tickets to the all-ages show are $28 in advance and $30 at the door, and Tim Fite opens. Doors open at 7pm.
Wednesday, March 26
Passionate. So, apparently, the newest place to find fine art is in downtown Skiatook. Who knew? The Prairie's Edge Art Gallery, 100 E. Rogers Blvd., is home to Northeastern Oklahoma artists who live within 75 miles of Skiatook. Thru March 29, an exhibit called "Passions" in which participating artists show work that depicts their own personal passions. Some work shows passion for art itself and other for elements of the artists life about which they feel passionately. Participating artists include Tulsa's Mary Jo Burns, Helen Howerton, Nick Kountoupis, Stephen Smith, Joanne Woodward and Neil Cluck, whose work is displayed above, as well as other area artists. For more info on the exhibit and directions to the gallery, visit prairiesedgeart.com.
Thursday, March 27
Feelin' Blue. Founded by Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi in 1978 for a Saturday Night Live skit, the Blues Brothers are an American institution. The two posed as frontmen for a band composed of quite a few well-known and well-respected musicians, and what started as a sketch, blew up into an album release and film. Even following Belushi's death in 1982, the band lives on in various reincarnations created by devoted Blues Brothers fans, perhaps the most recent being duo Eric Martin (as Aykroyd) and Carmen Romano (as Belushi), who will perform at the Creek Nation Casino, 1616 2. 81st St., tonight at 9pm (and tomorrow and Saturday as well). The show is free and open to the public. For info, call 299-8518.
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