Child Prodigy. At only eight years old Reeve Carney was recording an album with Peter, Paul and Mary. A few years later he sang on a Michael Jackson album. Now at 24, Reeve leads his aptly named band Carney and we are lucky enough to see them tonight at Plan B, 520 E. 3rd St. Carney has a diverse and eclectic sound with elements of jazz, folk, rock, reggae and blues all with a bit of a southern spike mixed into this musical punch. Reeve Carney has been playing live shows for over a decade now so prepare to feel your self-worth plummet as you watch this overly talented musician do more with his life at 24 than most of us ever will. The show starts at 9pm. Call 949-6154 or visit myspace.com/clubplanb for tickets and more info.
History in Ceramics. Ceramics have a lot to teach us. The SELF Gallery, 2012 E. 11th, is displaying the work of Heidi Goodloe at tonight's reception. Goodloe explores the history of Oklahoma's changing landscape from way back when settlers first laid eyes on the best state in the universe. Goodloe's work incorporates photography, ceramics and installation art to give us a visceral sense of the changes in Oklahoma's river beds, tree lines and hillsides. Goodloe's work marks these changes as a result of building and road construction. The reception is from 7-10pm. Call 231-8669 or email email@example.com for more info.
Pudding. Many of us know Bill Cosby from his work as the voice of the toon classic Fat Albert, or as the really good father in Ghost Dad or as the really good father in The Cosby Show. But of course Bill Cosby, at his core, is a comedian and he's performing at the PAC, 110 E. 2nd St., in the Chapman Music Hall tonight. Cosby is considered a god amongst his comedian peers. His style, his famous smile and his amazing ability to do stand-up while sitting in a chair, all make Mr. Cosby a legend of comedy you will not want to miss. Fill up on pudding and go see Cosby's 5pm or 8pm show. Tickets are in the $40-$50 range. Visit myticketoffice.com or call 596-7111 for tickets and more info.
Fiddle Me This. Dubbed "Riverdance with fiddles," this show will really set the house on fire. Ok, not really. They don't use pyrotechnics. Bowfire, at the PAC Chapman Music Hall, 110 E. 2nd St., combines a world full of musical styles like bluegrass, Celtic, jazz, classical and western into one nice little show. Ah yes, another night at the symphony right? Wrong. Bowfire may be a just a bunch of virtuoso violinists, but they don't do their jobs sitting down. Some will dance. Some will sing. They all will put on a show that you will not soon forget. The show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets range $25-$41. Visit myticketoffice.com or call 596-7111 for tickets and more info.
Choc-A-Lot. What's better than a hearty meal and a good beer? How about a 4-course meal with each course cooked to be paired with four special beers in mind? Choc Beer and McNellie's Public House, 409 E. 1st St., are doing just that. The first course is some lump crab cakes served with Choc's Waving Wheat, the second course a potato leek soup paired with 1919 Choc, the third course is a pasta carbonara with the Basement Batch Pale Ale, and the dessert course features some tasty black lager bon bons served with Choc's Miner's Mishap. Seating to this delicious event is limited. Call 382-7468 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
Voluntowering. As you may have read in last week's Travel Issue (visit urbantulsa.com), Bartlesville is home to Frank Lloyd Wright's only skyscraper. What you may not know is that Price Tower Arts Center, 510 Dewey Ave., Bartlesville, is run with the help of many dedicated volunteers. Price Tower wants your help. "Fine," you may say, "but I don't know the first thing about art or architecture other than how neat it is." That really doesn't matter, dear reader. You can help out by answering the phones and greeting people at the door or help out the office with filing and all that other stuff that every gallery needs to keep running. Of course if you do happen to be a walking architecture library Price Tower could use you too. Check out Price Tower Arts Center's Open House tonight at 5:30pm to find out about all the areas they could use your help. Call 336-4949 or visit pricetower.org/volunteer for more info.
Touchy Touchy. Johanna Burton understands how important the blankets, sheets and clothes that we touch and interact (unless you're a nudist who sleeps in the grass) are in our lives. That's why she created her Please Touch Gently with Clean Hands exhibit on display at the PAC Gallery, 110 E. 2nd St. She uses the fabrics of our lives in her art to draw attention to how important these materials are to creating those warm and fuzzy feelings we get when we put on that nice wool sweater from grandma or when we curl up in bed with that nice, soft comforter and pray the hangover doesn't last all day. The gallery is open from 10am-5:30pm and admission is free. Call 596-7122 or visit tulsapac.com for more.
Art Attack. Yes friends, it is that time again. Mayfest is upon us and hits up Main Street between 3rd and 6th streets in beautiful downtown Tulsa. 120 artists have signed on for this year's fest and starting tonight the largest collection of items perfect for mother's day go on sale. From jewelry, birdhouses and paintings to just about every other kind of craft you can think of, you will find some one-of-a-kind treasure. Don't forget the three stages with more than 75 performances from musicians from across the country. And of course, the food. Oh yes, the food. They make antacids for a reason, so don't be afraid to have a turkey leg, a piece of deep fried cheese cake and maybe a few beers. For more info visit tulsamayfest.org.
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