Editor's Choices for the Week
Doorway to the Soul. After teaching for 35 years, you start to see a few things. Artist Eleanor Davy Carmack's new exhibit "It's All in the Eyes" focuses on what Carmack considers the key focal point for any portrait, the eyes. The TAC Gallery, 9 E. Brady, hosts an opening reception tonight from 6-9pm. If you can't make the reception, Carmack's works will be on display through Oct. 25. Call 592-0041 or visit tacgallery.com for more info.
Green Eggs and Lots of Ham. You'd be hard pressed to find a kid who isn't a Dr. Seuss fan. Tonight at the Tulsa PAC, 110 E. 2nd St., Seussical combines all of Dr. Seuss's most beloved stories into one night of musical madness. The musical includes The Cat in a Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Horton Hears a Who and many more classic Suess tales. Tickets are $8 and the show starts at 7pm. Call 596-7122 or visit tulsapac.com for more.
Boo. October is here and the countdown to Halloween begins. To kick things off for the spooky season, The Haunted Castle, 3400 W. Fern Mountain Dr. in Muskogee, features nine different attractions on 60 acres of land. From Halloween Land, a carnival atmosphere with nothing too scary lurking around the corner, to Domus Horrificus, featuring the monsters you'd normally find in the horror section of the video store, The Haunted Castle promises an eye-widening, hair-curling experience. Just a 35-minute drive from Tulsa, the Castle is open Fridays and Saturdays in October, Thurs., Oct. 30 and Saturday, Nov. 1. Call 918-687-3625 or visit okcastle.com for more.
Crossing the Pond. It's Sunday.
End the weekend on a high note. British indie rock group The Kooks take the stage at the Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, tonight for a stop on its international tour. If you haven't had a chance to hear The Kooks, check them out on myspace.com/thekooks
. Chances are, if you like laid-back rock with a bit of a British accent and a hint of pop, you'll like The Kooks. Call 584-2306 or visit cainsballroom.com
Plenty to Do. Feel like hearing some live music? Maybe you want to make your own with some karaoke? At Elephant Run, 3141 E. Skelly Dr., your choices don't end there. Tonight (and just about every Monday) Elephant Run has karaoke with Jules. Live music abounds on other nights, whether it is a DJ spinning or a live band flooding the room with dance tunes. Elephant Run also has a full menu and plenty of drink specials. And, in case of emergency, the bar is part of a hotel... if you catch our drift. Visit elephantrun.com for the whole menu and event schedule.
Nudey Sculpture Month. The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, 621 E. 4th St., hosts its monthly meet-the-artist reception Thurs., Oct. 2, but you can see "Sculptures" by Cletus Michael Freiburger through the end of the month. The exhibit aims to achieve a visual statement that projects sensuality. Freiburger said, "Though I work in many media, sculpture has been the discipline to which I return, time and time again. Its attraction comes from the intimacy I have with the medium as I work..." The exhibit features a quintet of nude male torsos and a quartet of full figure male nudes and a single male figure. Visit okeq.org for more.
Blues Veteran. For more than 30 years John Hammond has been performing his version of folksy blues across the nation. Hammond just released his new album, Push Comes to Shove, and is ready to try out his new flavor on a Tulsa stage. The legend plays tonight at Exit 6C, 222 E. 1st St., at 8pm. Hammond's music ranges from driving blues-rock anthems to slower sing-along folk inspired tunes. Visit myspace.com/johnhammondblues to get an earful for yourself.
Gone Bananas. They say if you stare at something long enough, and really focus on the task, you can make it levitate. What?! That's crazy talk. Artist Otto Duecker does the dirty work for you in his exhibit "Floating Fruit" on display at M.A. Doran Gallery, 3509 S. Peoria. Also on display are sitting image chairs from Mark Hawley Designs. Signed, limited edition chairs created with the "Floating Fruit" series are scattered throughout the gallery. You will also find abstract paintings by gallery artists such as Chris Hayman, Diane Walker Gladney, Gerald Cournoyer, Sarah Fox Poteet Victory, Dennis Johnson, Mary Ruth Headstrom and Jeanie Gooden. The exhibit closes at the end of October.
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