New Home. So this is kind of cheating because we aren't actually giving you something to do for the 24th. We are preparing you for something to attend anytime between tomorrow and May 4. Tonight marks the grand opening of Studio K, The Kivisto Performance Hall, the new entertainment destination for the Tulsa Ballet. An opening reception and a soldout performance of About Tango begin this evening on the brand-new site. The opening production is exactly as it is titled- a lesson about tango. One of the most prominent couples in the world of Argentine Tango will bring their renowned style, interpretation, choreography, and command to the stage. Enjoy the scope of tango emotions from intense passion to comic and support the opening of the new home of the Tulsa Ballet. Call 740-6030 for more.
Sing Alongs. We aren't arguing that you don't sing a mean version of Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" or Abba's "Dancing Queen." It's just that we think there might be a group that does it fairly well, too. The Council Oak Men's Chorale is opening its tenth season with Musical Royalty, a program full of popular music that everyone knows, loves and attempts to re-master. You'll hear a little bit of jazz, soul, country and good ol' rock & roll. Expect some Aretha, possibly a lil' Duke Ellington and much, much more. The show opens tonight and continues with a second performance tomorrow. Tickets are $15. Call 596-7111 or visit myticketoffice.com.
Blitz and Hitz. It's Saturday night, you're bored and all you have is about 10 bucks. What could you do with that? Get some music in your bloodstream, that's what!
The Third Annual Ballroom Blitz is taking place at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St. The Blitz is the spring version of Tulsa's annual Halloween favorite Freakers Ball. Over 20 performers on 4 stages including Ghosts, Callupsie, and Black Swan on hand to paint your blank rock-less canvas with the kind of brightly colored wet-on-wet oil techniques that would've made Bob Ross jealous. Doors are at 7pm. Visit cainsballroom.com
for more information.
Walkin. Yes, indeed. We're walkin. Walking down to the Riverwalk Crossing in Jenks for Art Walk. It's time for the Spring Fling Festival today from 11am-5pm. Have you forgotten Mother's Day is coming up? If so, this is the place for a one-of-a-kind gift for the loving lady in your life. Artists come together and display their paintings, jewelry and other crafts and gifts and the event benefits the Children's Hospital at Saint Francis. No, wait. There is more. There will even be an area where you can make and take your masterpiece. This might just be what mom really wants. Visit presentingart.com for more information. Pictured above: Dennis Scott's "".
Geography Lesson. You know, Canada is kind of like an undiscovered country for most of us and besides the occasional Dudley Do-Right cartoon (or the horrible Brendan Fraser film adaptation) we really don't know much about our neighbors to the north. John Statz wants to change that tonight at Agora Coffee, 4959 S 79th East Ave. Okay, so Statz isn't Canadian, but he is supporting his latest album Our Love Was Made For Canada, which practically makes him Pierre Trudeau. Right? The show starts at 7pm and Susan Herndon is also scheduled to hit the stage. Visit agoratulsa.com for more information.
Double Trouble. Two local young artists have the chance to showcase their preferred art forms. Enjoy the paintings of Libby Morgan and photographs by Morgan Riker this evening at Living Arts Gallery, 308 S. Kenosha. The MorganMorgan exhibit features
Woh Nelly. We love our horses here in Tulsa don't we? The Tulsa Classic Horse Show kicks off today at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St. The show offers a week of high quality hunter/jumper competition for all ages and expertise. Culminating with the $25,000 Tulsa Classic Grand Prix--a U.S. Grand Prix League member event--this regionally recognized event continues the tradition of hospitality and horse showing historically established. The competitions take place at the newly renovated Expo Square. Over $21.5 million in facility improvements include extensive expansion of the arena and barn areas, so these horses will really have it made for them. This is the premier equestrian event in the region, people. No hoofs about it. Call 744-1113.
Feel Beautiful. The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center art gallery says it's time for another monthly First Thursday meet-the-artist reception. For the opening of its May exhibit, the gallery welcomes paintings by Ann Marie Distefano. Her works emerge from an aspiration to reclaim the spiritual dignity of art. According to Distefano, her goal an as artist is to "reveal an ineffable presence, the contemplation of which can lead the viewer toward an intuitive recognition of his of her own radiance." The native Bostonian invites you to her reception from 6-9pm at the Equality Center, 621 E. 4th St. Gallery hours through May are Mon.-Sat., 3-9pm. Visit okeq.com for more information.
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