Glam Rock. First Greenwich Village, then the big screen, and now Tulsa. This weekend, the cult favorite musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch takes the stage at 8pm at Club Majestic, relating the story of an East German transvestite and her botched singing career. Come watch as Hedwig tours the country, trying to win fame and get back her love, Tommy Gnosis. Ms. Tabitha Taylor takes the lead role while backup singers Phena Hackett and Kristen Taschal and the band Valerie Star help her sing about "The Origin of Love." Catch the show Thurs.-Sat., June 12-14, at Club Majestic, 124 N. Boston. Call 808-2795 for more.
Laughing Out Loud. Wouldn't it be great if there was a local version of "Whose Line is it Anyway?" Well, dear reader, you are in luck. The Laughing Matter Comedy troupe's from Heller and Clark theaters are combining their comic forces for a one-night, comedy blitz. The groups are putting on their show at the Norman Theater in the Tulsa PAC, 110 E. 2nd St., conveniently located downtown for your bemusement. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are $10. Come ready to laugh. But if you're not ready to laugh that's okay too. You'll be a giggle monster in no time.
Low Rider. How long has it been since you rode a tricycle? Dust off your Big Wheel (or steal one from a convenient small child) and test out your skills at the first annual Tulsa Big Wheel race at Veterans Park. If zipping down Boulder and 18th street with your rear mere inches from the pavement sounds terrifying, just remember, it's all for a good cause. The event, which starts at noon, benefits Cancer Sucks. The first race is at 2pm and the awards ceremony at 6:30.
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Plunder and Pillage. The movie theater isn't the only place to experience drama and intrigue on the high seas. Light Opera Oklahoma presents The Pirates of Penzance, Gilbert and Sullivan's beloved comedic opera about a band of seafaring misfits. Ron Loyd stars as Frederic, our hero, who looks forward to breaking free from his apprenticeship to the pirates when he turns 21. Unforunately, Frederic discovers he is really only five years old since his birthday falls on February 29, so he must be indentured to the pirates for the rest of his life. A matinee begins at 2:30pm in the John H. Williams Theatre, Tulsa PAC. Call 596-7111 or visit MyTicketOffice.com for more.
Oh, Mann. Oh man...the sweet sound of a woman's gentle voice. Los Angeles-based songstress Aimee Mann plays Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main Street, tonight at 8pm. Mann, whose career has steadily flourished since the early 80s, plays under a variety of labels. But, tonight she celebrates her newly released album @#%&*! Smilers. Her trademark blend of sassy lyrics and sweet melodies promises to be a good show. Call 584-2306 for more or visit aimeemann.com and check out her single "Freeway."
Natural Fit. By now, most people are aware of the fact that their Nikes are made by poor, third world kids who would have to save up for six months to actually buy a pair. Thanks to TOMS Shoes, going on sale today at Whole Foods, 1401 E. 41st St., you can be part of the solution. For each pair bought, TOMS Shoes donates a pair of their unique, slipper style canvas shoes to a child in need in a poor country. The new line of TOMS Shoes going on sale today is 100 percent vegan friendly. Whole Foods will have paint and decorations so you can make your TOMS fit for your personality. Call 712-7553 for more.
The Jury's Out. Is it possible to judge art? Is it possible to say one piece of art is intrinsically better than another? Learn the answer to these questions and much more at "Serendipity: TAC's Annual Juried Member's Show" at the Tulsa Artist Coalition Gallery, 9 E. Brady. The judges have made their call. The winners are in. But you don't have to take their word. Pick your own favorites from the show or play that game where you imagine which painting you would take home if you could, in fact, have any painting. Artists from around the area are represented well. Get out and show your support and keep contemporary art alive. Who knows, you may find your next favorite artist. The gallery is open Thurs.-Sat., from 6pm-9pm. Call 592-0041 or visit tacgallery.org for more info.
Bowlarama. If you have fond memories of bowling and birthday parties at Riverlanes, you might want to rethink them. The old alley has just reopened as Andy B's Riverlanes, a family entertainment center that features a go-kart track, a 100-foot music-video screen, and private bowling suites. The grand opening of the facility features free bowling, games, prizes and special guests. The real question is: did they upgrade the bowling shoes too? Lace up and hit the lanes (or the track) from noon to 3pm. For more information, contact Andy B's at 299-9494 or visit www.andybtulsa.com.
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