Cultural Exercise. How often do you get to experience local culture and a healthy workout at the same time? The Cherry Street Art Walk hits the pavement tonight from 5-8pm. The event kicks off the fall art season in the Cherry Street District. Participating galleries include: The Chelsea Gallery, 1639 E. 15th St.; Claussen Studios and Gallery, 1519 E. 15th St.; Joseph Gierek Fine Art, 1512 E. 15th St.; Pierson Gallery, 1307 E. 15th St.; and Studio B, 1602 E. 15th St. Put on your walkin' shoes and enjoy some art.
Fair Affair. It's that time of the year again. The Tulsa State Fair is in full swing tonight and continues through October 5. Enjoy the allure and bright lights of the Midway, the tempting siren song of a toothless carney, the seat-gripping action of that ride that makes you feel braver than an astronaut, the great taste of fried pickles and turkey legs, and plenty of live performances. Here is a fun fact: It's the twelfth largest state fair in the country. You've got about ten days to swing by Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St. Call 744-1113 for more information.
Are We There Yet? Photographer Martina Galvan's exhibit of photos she took in Mexico is on display now at the Tulsa Artist's Coalition Gallery, 9 E. Brady. The exhibit, "Vacilando," looks at the simple, everyday beauty inherent in the culture that does not insist everything be done with great haste. The term "vacilando" literally means to travel without destination. The journey is the reward and Galvan tries to capture that in her images. This is the last day for the exhibit. Call 592-0041 for more.
Just Surf. Wouldn't it be nice to just drop everything and move to the coast and surf all day? Well, it may not be a lifestyle for everyone, but in the documentary Surfwise, playing at the Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis, one man took his family on the road and their lives on the board.
Doc Paskowitz, his wife and their nine children lived "off the grid" in a very packed camper, traveling from beach to beach, eating only organic or raw foods and rebuking the role of money in their lives. Call 585-3456 or visit circlecinema.com
When Plan A Just Doesn't Work Out. If you've been searching for a live music venue in downtown Tulsa with almost always something going on, look no further. Plan B, 520 E. 3rd St., has got you covered. Voted the Best New Bar for 2008 by you, the esteemed Urban Tulsa reader, Plan B keeps things rocking throughout the week. Wednesday features Tom Skinner Science Project, while Friday and Saturday have live music. Or you can take things down a peg or two and stop by on a Monday or Tuesday. Plan B's got a full bar so you won't have bob your head with a dry mouth. Visit myspace.com/clubplanb or stay tuned to this publication to see what Plan B has going on every week.
Unique Perspectives. The art exhibit "Pagan Pride," on display now at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, 621 E. 4th St., deals with issues of mind, body and spirit in some thought provoking ways. With a wide array of mediums used in the creation of this art like watercolors, acrylics, oil on canvas, digital art, photography, clay sculpture, custom glass, textile art, and more, diversity in medium invites the viewer to appreciate the diversity found within the pagan art's content. Today is the last day for the exhibit so catch it while you can. The gallery is open Monday-Saturday, 3-9pm. Call 743-4297 for more.
Rock Me Like a Tumbleweed. The whole country/acoustic/alt-rock thing that has defined the current generation of some of the more independent rock acts in the last few years has become very popular here in T-Town. Roger Clyne and the Peacmakers, play tonight at the Rose Bowl, 7419 E. 11th, and exemplifies this country-rock style, while managing to keep it fun at the same time. The show starts at 8pm. Call 289-0048 for more.
An Old-time Art. The Tulsa Glassblowing Studio, 19 E. Brady, makes it possible for anyone interested in making his or her own creation with glass. It's always fun to marvel at a cool little glass sculpture and wonder, "How did they do that?" Group classes, individual classes, or private parties are available. One-time thirty minute lessons are always available for anyone who wants to try his hand at the art form just to say he is a glassblower. Visit tulsaglassblowing.org or call 582-4527 for more information.
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