Better than Britney. How good is your knowledge of pop princesses from other countries? It's a tough time getting excited about America's female pop stars, so why not lend an ear to a foreign figure? Israel's Ministry of Culture's 2007 Pop Artist of the Year, Din Din Aviv, makes a stop on her tour of the U.S. right in our own backyard. Her album Sodotay (My Secrets) reached gold status in Israel and won countless other awards. Chances are you won't know what she is saying, unless of course you speak Hebrew. But it's catchy. She performs at 8pm tonight at the TCC VanTrease PACE, 81st Street and Highway 169. Visit myticketoffice.com for tickets.
Believe Your Eyes. Don't believe in ghosts and other strange phenomena? The Paranormal Investigation Team of Tulsa sees what you don't and can make you a believer. The group is dedicated to the discovery of paranormal phenomena through the use of scientific, psychological and psychic resources. So, whatever ghosts Tulsa has, P.I.T.T. knows where they are, and wants to show them to you during their Spring Ghost Tours. Join the team for a three-hour tour of Tulsa's most haunted memories. Learn about city's deepest, darkest secrets revealed in historical stories from years past. An old time trolley is ready to take you on a trip you'll never forget... because someone or something won't let you. Creepy! Visit pittok.com for more.
Stick Em Up. Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, welcomes country rockers Jason Boland and The Stragglers tonight. The group's latest contribution to country music relishes in memories of the "Outlaw" movement that has all but faded from the conscience of country music.
According to its Web site, the band's album The Bourbon Legend "delivers a timely wake up call to those who have turned a blind eye to the ghosts of music past." The album stems from a mixture of musical influences culminating in modern, yet sternly vintage, country sounds. Tickets are $19 in advance and $25 the day of. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 9pm. Visit cainsballroom.com
for ticket information.
One After Another. The Tulsa Ballet is gearing up for a great spring season beginning with this triple-bill performance that includes contemporary pieces. In Black features three varied ballets, "Viva Verdi," "Black Cake" and "Remansos." Luciano Cannito's "Viva Verdi" makes a joke of Italian culture in the '70s, while "Black Cake" describes an evening in the lives of young socialites, whose manners become looser as they get drink. "Remansos" is the more somber of the three and includes dancers hanging from the walls. If you are a lover of all those dancing reality shows, then this is a show not to miss. This afternoon at 3pm is your last chance to catch In Black at the Tulsa PAC, 2nd and Cincinnati. Visit tulsapac.com for tickets.
Power Forward. You might still think of his career in the NBA when you hear his name, but these days you gotta know Wayman Tisdale as a legacy in the local jazz scene. In fact, he's a Jazz Hall of Famer! The Tulsa, Oklahoma native is hosting Wayman Tisdale's Musical Challenge tonight at the Jazz Depot, 111 E. 1st St. The event contains six bands competing for the right to tour with and a have a CD produced by Tisdale himself. The public is highly encouraged to attend the event and enjoy the varied sounds of some swingin' tunes. The show will be recorded live by FOX 23. Call 596-1001 for more information. $5 admission.
Funkmeisters. In case you aren't in the know, The Continental, 1st and Elgin, is pretty much a venue these days and not so much a swanky, dimly lit jazz lounge. Apparently that run didn't go so well. But as a venue, The Continental is packing some action, and quite a variety, too. Enjoy the funky beats from Stone Trio every Tuesday night this April (except for the 29th). Hesitant to go out during a weekday? A. It's relaxing music. B. Check out myspace.com/stonetrio and give them a listen. C. That sounded pretty good huh? The jam starts at 10pm. No cover. See ya there.
Join the Flock. The Tulsa's Zoo's newest exhibit allows guests to closely encounter an array of featherd friends. Feather Fest 2008 features hundreds of colorful birds that are opening their peepholes for you to feed and fluffing their feathers for you to pet. These vibrantly colored Australian birds will be flying over head as experts talk about each bird's traits and behavior. Rosellas, cockatiels and grass parakeets might just land on your shoulder, arm or seedstick, a wooden stick that the zoo gives you with special seeds on the end that the birds cannot refuse. Admission is $2 tacked on to the normal zoo entry fee. Visit tulsazoo.org for more.
Concept to Creation. It's time again for one of Tulsa's blossoming art galleries to highlight another local artist. The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, 621 E. 4th St., hosts its monthly First Thursday meet-the-artist reception from 6-9pm tonight. This month's exhibit features the paintings of artist Amie Montedoro. Montendoro's art takes a refreshing look at the beauty of women who take charge of their own sexuality. Without brushes or tools, she uses her fingers to apply all but intricate details. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 3-9pm. Visit okeq.org for more information.
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