Fe Fi Fo Fum. Wouldn't it be cool if you could see all your favorite fairy tales in one place at the same time? Well, dear reader, you are certainly in for a treat. Into the Woods, playing at the PAC's John H. Williams Theater, 110 E. 2nd St., combines "Jack & the Beanstalk," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Rapunzel," "Cinderella" and more into one jam-packed, slightly bizarre and slightly dark tale. A baker and his wife are desperate to have a child so they consult a witch. The witch suggests finding certain objects characters from these fairy tales have and taking them. At first all seems to go well, until...well we'll leave that for you to find out. The fairy tale begins at 8pm. Call 596-7122 or visit myticketoffice.com for more.
Hotpocket Anyone? Plump, flaky and full of broccoli and cheese, yes, Jim Gaffigan is coming to town. Catch him tonight at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady St. Gaffigan's comedy is for anyone who knows the resignation that comes with losing the television's remote. But if you're not personally familiar with his stand-up, you may know him from those Sierra Mist commercials and the TBS series My Boys. He is also a member of the Pale Force, a crime fighting cartoon duo that is very, well, pale. Chances are if you're really a fan of Jim's you would be tired of readying this so just remember that the hilarity starts at 8pm. Visit gettix.net for tickets. There, not so hard right?
Help a Brother Out. We at Urban Tulsa Weekly are big supporters of the creative ways local businesses help each other out. The joint efforts made by such businesses give Tulsa the community feeling it needs. Tonight, we want you to nourish your appetite while giving nourishment to a good cause. The Tulsa Gas Project and Global Gardens have teamed up with Palace Café, 1301 E. 15th St., for "Flags and Fruit," an art show benefiting each organization.
The Café will be selling 25 paintings created by local artists Matt Moffett, who will then donate 20 percent of his portion of the show's proceeds to Tulsa GAS, and Annie Ferris, who will use proceeds to build a "Tulsa Community Peace Table," a concept developed by the children at Global Gardens. Palace Café will display the collection until August. Visit tulsagirlsartschool.com
to learn more.
Local Folk. Oklahoma continues to produce good music. Maybe there really is something in the water. Until the testing comes back from the water purity lab we'll just have to assume that we have lucky talented guys like Jared Tyler who get their start here in Tulsa. Tyler is playing tonight at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main. His folk-country sound should fit right in with the historic venue. But don't take our word for it. Check out Tyler's sound for yourself at myspace.com/jaredtyler. Christopher Denny and The Old Soles open the show. $9. Call 584-2306 or visit cainsballroom.com for more.
So Fresh and So Clean. Your mom told you your whole life to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. What she didn't anticipate was that one day there would be things like spinach scares and tomato scares that would threaten little Jimmy's health. Buying produce requires caution. Mom's new advice? Keep it real. Hit up your local Farmers Markets for the absolute freshest fruits and vegetables available. You can enjoy their ripe and delicious produce worry-free. Start this week off with a healthy dinner and swing by the Pearl Gallery Farmers' Market at Centennial Park, 6th and Peoria. Pearl's offers fresh farm eggs, flowers, spices and an array of fruits and vegetables in season and ready for pickin'. Stop by on Mondays from 4:30-7pm.
Objection. If you've been wanting to see what an artist would do if he were to create a painting in which a moth, a ball of string, a bone, a glass of water and a mirror had to appear in the picture, your tastes are way too specific. In any case, your wish has been granted by the "Object Project" exhibit now on display at Philbrook, 2727 S. Rockford Road. Artists from around the country have created works based around the items listed above. Tulsa is one of five cities chosen to exhibit these creative works. Take some friends and play a round of "spot the moth." Call 749-7941 or visit philbrook.org for more.
Scootin' Along. You may have noticed more scooters and motorcycles on the roads these days. Today you may notice even more two-wheelers on the road because today is national Ride to Work day. While it is freeing to feel the gentle breeze against your face, it is also freeing knowing the little engine on your two-wheeled mode of transport takes much less gas to operate than its four-wheeled cousins. So, if you have a scooter, motorbike, bicycle or two operating feet join the cause and stop by the Savoy Restaurant, 6033 S. Sheridan Rd, between 6-10am for a rider's breakfast. Visit twowheelok.com for more.
Our House. We only wish we could have gotten Crosby, Stills and Nash to take on our monthly Soundproof concert. Alas, we grab some local talent. The gents of Whiskey, Stills and Mash play tonight's Soundproof concert series at the Tulsa Press Club, 415 S. Boston. With Dave Armstrong on acoustic/electric bass and vocals, Jeremy Clifford on acoustic guitar and vocals and Jeff Smith on the jambox cajon kit, WSM say they've got a new sound all its own. Expect a few covers from the likes of the Rolling Stones or Rod Stewart and then an original WSM piece. The happy hour event lasts from 5-7pm. The Atlas Grill stays open late to serve Soundproof guests. This event is sponsored by Urban Tulsa Weekly and the Tulsa Press Club. Call 592-5550 for more information or if your band is interested in playing a Soundproof concert.
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