Sweet Sounds. Oral Roberts University is ready to provide you with an enjoyable evening outdoors. Jazz in the Gardens begins tonight at 6:30pm in the Prayer Gardens, 7777 S. Lewis. Support all the young talent and spend a full hour listening to the ORU Jazz Ensemble and the CrossFire Jazz Combo perform an evening of smooth jazz and swing. You might just want to bring a dance partner and be the first brave souls to kick up your feet and swing each other around. Call 495-7501 for more information about the concert.
Express Yo-SELF. The University of Tulsa presents a Student Art Exhibition featuring paintings from 23 artists tonight at SELF Gallery, 2012 E. 11th St., from 7-10pm. Ty Smith, a Graduate student in the Art program, was inspired to curate a painting showcase by his peers. When asked what prompted the exhibition, he said, "As a painter myself, I am always eager to find something interesting in another painter's work. After seeing so many rich paintings develop over these past few months in the TU painting department, I thought it would be nice to present some of these works together. I hope this exhibit will give others the same opportunity that I have had to experience something fresh and visual through painting." For more information call Colleen McCarty at 902-7798.
Ready, Break! This time of year it's all about being outdoors and enjoying the comfortable temperatures while you can. We're going to keep you out of the house this weekend with a little party on some beautiful property. The fourth annual Bud Break Festival kicks off today at 1pm at Grape Ranch Winery, six miles south and one mile west of the intersection of OK Hwy 27 and I-40. We're talking plenty of crawfish and lots of barbeque. They didn't forget the music. Franklin Twins, Clifton Johnson and Ms. Behavin will provide the background tunes. Camping is also available for those who decided it was a good idea to raid the wine cellar. The celebration lasts until 10pm.
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Day for Relaxing. You partied yesterday and now it's time to chill out a little. There is no better way to spend a warm Sunday afternoon than enjoying Lyrics on the Lawn at Owen Park, 560 N. Maybelle St. This family event offers plenty of door prizes, balloons, snow cones, face painting and an arts and crafts activity center for the kids. And why not throw in some live tunes? Mid Life Crisis (pictured above) will fill the spring air with covers of all your favorite hits from the 60s and 70s. Think lots of Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Beatle, etc. All proceeds benefit the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless and you can find out more at tulsadaycenter.org.
Oh Billy. The Bartlesville Community Center welcomes a Tony Award-winning new musical based on 24 classic songs by Billy Joel tonight at 7:30pm. Featuring the hits "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me," "We Didn't Start the Fire" and "Pressure," Movin' Out tells the story of lifelong friends through two turbulent decades that change them and the world around them. The choreographed songs and dance touch on three main stories comprising elements from post-World War II idealism, the Vietnam War and its unrest and finally, survival. Tickets range from $15-53 and can be purchased by calling 336-2787.
Piece of Mind. So it's Earth Day right? And after you spend the day planting a tree or two, riding your bike to work and taking out your recycling, how about spending the evening reflecting on another worldly issue? Fox News correspondent Father Jonathan Morris speaks about the separation between church and state at the Cascia Hall Performing Arts Center, 2520 S. Yorktown, tonight at 7pm. He makes the trip to Tulsa between accompanying the Pope to New York and his tour of the US promoting his book The Promise. The event benefits Catholic Charities. Visit iccea.com for more information.
Still Got It. If it makes you happy, check out a live show with Sheryl Crow tonight at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady. The nine-time Grammy Award winning singer released her latest album Detours in February. The CD highlights her feelings toward the world today and her experiences of the past two years, which include a rough break up with that Lance Armstrong character, a battle with breast cancer and the adoption of a child. The show is just about sold out, but a few tickets are still out there and run at about $60-70. The show starts at 8pm. Visit bradytheater.net for more information and other upcoming shows at the historic theater.
Ain't Life Grand. The April XX-XX issue of Urban Tulsa Weekly informed you that Lovetts Gallery was preparing to settle into a new home at the Farm Shopping Center. The new space at 51st and Sheridan has 5,200 square feet that offers Tulsa artists and art lovers a workshop, a gallery and exhibition and event space. From 6-9pm tonight Lovetts celebrates its Grand Opening with a party featuring works by more than 30 new artists, including work from Jerry Ricketson (sample above). Plenty of wine and good music will also keep the kickoff party alive and happening. Lovetts Gallery is open from 10am-6pm, Tuesday through Saturday. For more gallery information, call 664-4732 or lovettsgallery.com.
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