More Than a Feeling. Classic rock has a place in everyone's heart. Rick Springfield knows this; that's why he continues to play shows like the one tonight at the Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino, 951 W. 36th St. North. Springfield is best known for his hit "Jessie's Girl," a heartbreaking tune about a man in love with another man's lady. Who hasn't been there? The show starts at 7pm. Tickets start at $35. Call 699-7667 or visit milliondollarelm.com for more information.
Deeply Impressed. The Norman-based theatre company Orasi Productions presents an evening of performance art that includes a living human art exhibit. "Graven Image" by Joshua Oaks will be open for free public viewing at Club 209, 209 N. Boulder, on Thurs., Aug. 14 and tonight, Aug. 15. The showtimes are 8pm and 11pm. Orasi Production Company produces experimental and controversial works and strives to offer Tulsans an outlet for a unique theatre experience. Visit www.myspace.com/orasiproductions for more details.
Know Your Roots. The historic Greenwood district has been supporting Tulsa jazz and blues musicians for a long time. Tonight all that jazz continues with The Jazz and Blues Heritage Festival taking place off the intersection of Greenwood and Archer. The TPS Young Musicians kick things off at 6pm, followed by Ray D. Rowe and Down Home Blues, Wallstreet, Earl Clark (above) and Spectrum, and Grady Nichols wrapping things up. Call the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce at 585-2084 for more information.
Tale as Old as Time. Spend one more Sunday afternoon doing something fun with the kids before schoolwork takes over their weekends.
The Tulsa Spotlight Theatre presents "Beauty and the Beast" Aug. 15-17 and 21-24. The classic tale tells the story of a vain and arrogant prince who, as punishment for his selfishness, is transformed into a hideous beast and remains so until a young lady enters the enchanted castle and changes his life forever. Thursday and Friday performances are at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $7 for children under 12, $8 for seniors, and $9 for adults. Call the theatre box office at 587-5030.
For the Pirate In You. Established in 1932, the oldest bar in Tulsa has seen a lot. The Buckaneer Bar, 1120 S. Harvard, was voted the Absolute Best "Hole In The Wall Bar" by UTW readers this year and has the specials to back it up. Monday nights are ladies night with free Bud Select longnecks from 9pm-midnight. The Buck has daily specials and jammin' karaoke on Thursday nights. Expect to find an eclectic crowd at The Buck from TU students to the rest of us "townies." Check out The Buck's MySpace for a complete list of specials, myspace.com/buckaneerbar1932.
Hidden Jewel. Discovering new little pieces of culture in Tulsa is something that makes this town such an awesome place. You may have heard of the Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis, but did you know that there is also a Circle Cinema Gallery? The gallery currently has art from the Tulsa Girls Art School, a school designed to allow inner city girls to get art training. There is also a special installation piece from Tulsa artist Tom Pershall. The installation, entitled "The Year of the Rat II," contains 7,350 fortune cookies and participants are encouraged to take a cookie and record their fortune in the guest book. Call 585-3456 or visit circlecinema.com for more.
Food for Thought. Devour Downtown restaurant week is back for another week of dining deals. The event lasts from August 18-24 at participating downtown restaurants. More than 20 businesses take part by offering $5 and $8 lunch specials and $15 dinner specials. Organizers hope this event will add downtown restaurants to Tulsans mindset of places to eat for lunch or a night out. Also, for every special sold, Downtown Tulsa Unlimited will donate one dollar to the Tulsa Police Department's Downtown Bicycle Patrol. For more a complete list of participating restaurants and menus visit www.tulsadowntown.org.
Objection Direction. How would fifteen contemporary realist painters approach the same five objects? Each artist was sent a box that included a clear glass of water, a moth, a ball of string, a bone and a hand mirror. See the different interpretations in "The Object Project" at the Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Road. Join in a conversation tonight about the provocative works with curator Chris Kallenberger, gallery owner Mary Ann Doran and artist Otto Duecker. The trio will lead visitors in an exploration of the exhibition. Meet in the rotunda at 6pm. Call 749-7941 or visit philbrook.org for more.
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