Safe for Santa? As with the rest of the green movement, green roofing has become quite the hot topic among environmentally minded homeowners. Clifford Johnson from Empire Roofing and Insulation and Alan Roark from Roark Landscaping will discuss the effectiveness, the pitfalls and how likely green roofs are to succeed in Tulsa. Pictured above is Tulsa's only LEED certified home's green roof. The presentation "Green Roofing" will be at McNellie's Public House, 409 E. 1st St., with socializing beginning at 6pm and the presentation starting at 6:30. Call 382-7468 for more.
Imagination Land. As with all great pieces of literature, the power of creativity goes a long way. Don Quixote, performed by the Tulsa Ballet this evening at the Tulsa PAC, 110 E. 2nd St., certainly uses creativity in its somewhat twisted, yet entertaining Spanish story. Don't miss the windmill fighting action, the dramatic love story and, of course, some rather impressive dancing. The show starts at 8pm. Tickets range $22-$55. Call 596-7122 or visit tulsapac.com for more.
Thirsty? There are few things in life better than a well-crafted beer. The rich smell and flavor of hops, the crisp taste of wheat and barley, the stuff that bubbles... well, anyway, beer is awesome. Urban Tulsa Weekly invites you to celebrate earth's third most popular drink at Urban Brew Rendezvous tonight at the Cherokee Nation Casino, 777 W. Cherokee St. Come taste a selection of beers, wines and spirits from various alcohol vendors in the area. Food will be provided by the casino and Marco's Pizza. All Access Clothing is having a rock n' roll-themed fashion show as well. Tickets are available at All Access, 91st and Memorial, at the door, or at Urban Tulsa Weekly, 710 S. Kenosha. Visit urbantulsa.com for more.
Old Meets New. Classic works of art have long inspired modern artists in very different ways. Samuel Bak's collection "In a Different Light," opening today at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, 2021 E. 71st St., takes themes and images from artists like Michelangelo and draws into question mankind's changing role in existence. Bak's art covers scriptural stories of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and various encounters with their creator. Call 492-1818 or visit jewishmuseum.net for more.
They Tried to Make Me Go. There is no doubt that the 18th and Boston bar district is a hopping place to spend a night out on the town. Rehab Lounge is perhaps hopping the highest in the area, as UTW readers voted the bar the "Absolute Best Hip Hop Club" in Tulsa. Rehab actually has a Red Bull and vodka slushie machine. It's a good way to spend $7. Canned beers are $2. Don't miss Rehab's weekly ad in the middle of this publication that guarantees to put a smile on your face. Call 382-7333 or visit myspace.com/rehablounge for more.
Democracy in Action. It's not everyday a city asks its citizens for direct input on city planning decisions. Let your voice be heard at the PLANiTULSA meeting today at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver. Tulsans are encouraged to bring their friends and families to this planning workshop where planning decisions related to neighborhoods, jobs and businesses, open spaces and environmental issues will be covered. The workshop will be from 1-4pm. Call 576-5684 or visit planitulsa.com. For more information about PLANiTULSA, check out the last week's cover story "Re-mapping Tulsa" online at urbantulsa.com.
Spinning a Yarn. It is quite remarkable to think about how and why computers came to be. Artist Jeanne Jo's exhibit "Coded," on display now at Living Arts, 308 S. Kenosha, looks at how the practice of weaving and knitting can actually produce very precise incremental systems that can record the passage of time, use complex interloping systems and even build upon itself just as a language might. In "Coded," Jo shows recent video work and photographic documentation of installations and performances. September 25 is the final day for this exhibit. Call 585-3456 or visit livingarts.org for more.
Frozen Fun. Disney has done it again, another blockbuster kid's show on ice. High School Musical: The Ice Tour comes to Tulsa in the midst of the Tulsa State Fair, at the Expo Square Pavilion, 4145 E. 21st Pl., with performances tonight and continuing through the 28th. World class skaters play the roles of Troy, Gabriella, Ryan, Sharpay, Chad and Taylor. Your kids will never forgive you if you let them miss this. Tickets are $20-$30. Call 376-6000 or visit highschoolmusicaltheicetour.com for more info.
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