Autumn Art. Celebrate the new season tonight by welcoming artwork created by three diverse artists. Join Nathan Hart, Jane Osti and Tony Tiger for the Fall Open House at Lovett's Gallery, 6528 E. 51st St., in The Farm shopping center. Hart and Osti have recently returned from the Santa Fe Arts Market, while Tiger has been enjoying his new position as Director of Arts at Bacone University in Muskogee. The three will be available to discuss their new pieces, influences and other projects over wine and light hors d'oeuvres from 6-9pm. Call 664-4732 or visit lovettsgallery.com for more info.
Bohemian Rhapsody. No, Queen is not going on tour. Instead, the Tulsa Opera kicks off its 2008-09 season with Puccini's beloved classic, La Boheme. Some say this masterpiece is his most popular, for its timeless quality inspired the wildly successful Broadway musical Rent. Return to 19th century Paris with six young bohemians as they experience the excitement and hardship of young adulthood. Puccini gracefully fuses the colorful tale with his original and compelling operatic composition. The show starts at 7:30pm at the Tulsa PAC. Punctuality is of the utmost importance when attending an opera, so don't be late. For tickets, call 587-4811.
Green Fling. Art, community, and eco-friendly living are the focuses of the sixth annual Family Arts Festival at the Price Tower Arts Center in Bartlesville. Festival activities inspire children to turn their trash into crafty treasures like chip bag origami and recycled sand art. The kiddos can also enjoy a children's story hour, an architectural scavenger hunt, and the ever popular "family building a building" contest. Local artists will attend, showcasing and selling their own creations to the public. The festival coincides with the exhibit "Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things" going on at the Price Tower through January 4. 11am-3pm.
For more information, call (918) 336-1000.
Ancient Omelet. Who doesn't like little babies? Even if they could grow into giant monsters that would happily eat your face off. Starting today at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua Ave., on the OU campus in Norman, the exhibit "Hatching the Past: The Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt" opens with an array of dino nests from across the globe. You can actually touch real dinosaur bones and reconstructed versions of the nests. You will also get to see the longest eggs ever discovered. At 18 inches, the oviraptor eggs come from a rare duck-billed dinosaur. Call (405)325-4712 or visit snomnh.ou.edu for more. Pack the fam in the car and take a Sunday drive to Norman. You have until January 19.
Monday, Monday. Does the work week have you feeling a bit antsy? Start it off right in Broken Arrow. Monday nights are hoppin' at C.J. Moloney's, 91st St. and 145th E. Ave. Go ahead and unleash your inner diva and join Rick Berry for karaoke and two-for-one Coors Lights from 9pm-12am. Tuesday night is Ladies Night with free longnecks for the girls. Wednesday is a little mellower, featuring live acoustic music. Then things pick back up on Thursdays with DJ Lyte and 50 cent longnecks for everyone. C.J. Moloney's keeps it real in the early evening with a variety of happy hour drink specials every day of the week from 4-7pm. Need more info? Call 251-1973.
Can't Be Safe. From time to time we see these extraordinary stage performances and we just have to wonder, how did they think of that? Diavolo, tonight at the Tulsa PAC, 110 E. 2nd St., uses interactive sets that create add an outlandish and sometimes surreal effect to the performance. Diavolo is comprised of dancers, gymnasts and actors who have all worked together to create these dramatic performance pieces that are meant to challenge the way people see themselves in the midst of ever advancing technology. The show starts at 7:30pm. Call 596-7122 or visit tulsapac.com for more.
Faces in the Walls. Businesses and organizations around town are gearing up for one of the most creative and fun holidays of the year. Lola's At the Bowery, 5 East Brady, is one of them, and the tapas restaurant is ready to bring a little spookiness to the downtown air. Artist Sara Bowerstock presents her new show of paintings titled, "Horror Picture Show" to the walls of Lola's. The show will hang until November 2. Get in the spirit and head downtown to enjoy a gourmet meal with some of your favorite ghosts and villains.
Muss es sein? Es muss sein! That's right, friends, this year marks 30 years of boisterous German fun at Tulsa's own Oktoberfest. The whole family can enjoy polka dancing, various arts and crafts, and juicy bratwursts smothered in spicy mustard and sauerkraut. Wash it down with one or two robust brews found at the biergarten. Then, naturally, dance the beloved chicken dance with other festival goers, guaranteed to be a good time for "volks" of all ages. Festivities kick off at 5pm tonight and last through the weekend. Visit tulsaoktoberfest.org for a schedule of events.
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