Sound Off. You were planning on going to happy hour anyway, weren't you? At least for today, forget your favorite watering hole and come to SoundProof. Urban Tulsa Weekly hosts a local music show at the Tulsa Press Club, 415 S. Boston, every third Thursday of the month. Singer-songwriter Benji of this is benji... performs for us tonight. He just released his solo debut album Far Too Honest, a poignant album reminiscent of early rock and roll. The happy hour festivities begin at 5pm and this is benji... goes on at 6pm. Check out the article "Trials in Tribulations" from last week's issue of UTW at urbantulsa.com for more info on this local artist.
Oh, the Horror! ...And the eroticism. It's worth your time to come out to the Tulsa PAC, 110 E. 2nd St., tonight to check out a live rendition of a classic film entitled The Rocky Horror Show at 8pm. In case you aren't familiar with the tale: Two unsuspecting high school sweethearts stumble upon the wacky experiments of Dr. Frank 'N' Furter's lab while seeking refuge in the mad scientist's castle. Soon after their arrival, the lovers discover the body of Rocky Horror, Dr. Frank 'N' Furter's new sexual plaything. Sexual frolicking runs rampant throughout the musical, ending with a sci-fi twist complete with aliens and space travel. Interested? Visit tulsapac.com for more.
Keeping the Kids Off the Streets. Contrary to popular belief, there are things for teens to do in Tulsa aside from driving around town trying to find a house to toilet paper. Join other young teens at the Hardesty Library tonight, 8316 E. 93rd St., for two events during Teen Read Week. First, a book signing for the new "House of the Night" book, Untamed. Afterward, there will be a similarly themed prom. 'Tis the season, so wear your spookiest Goth or Halloween garb.
The prom features a DJ, dancing and door prizes. The event lasts from 7-10pm. For more information, call 250-7307.
Survivors. Though the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot happened nearly one hundred years ago, survivors from the horrific event remain. Before They Die is an intimate, feature-length documentary focusing on these individuals and what they're doing to seek justice. Filmmaker Reggie Turner created the film to raise money for the survivors, who were denied insurance benefits and have never received any compensation for the destruction of their homes and businesses. The film is shown today at the Tulsa PAC, 110 E. 2nd St., at 3pm. For more, visit tulsapac.com.
Freedom Isn't Free. The Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis, offers more than just films. You can also check out the works of Tulsa's latest artists when they hang their works on the lobby walls each month. "Freedom Falls Out My Window" is the exhibit on display now. Artist Michelle Firment Reid's work challenges the imagination with use of colorful, soothing tones often mixed with handwriting that is rarely legible yet serves as a voice to the works. Reid's pieces will be on display until November 30, so you still have a little bit of time before all the freedom falls out the door. Visit circlecinema.com or call 585-3456 for more. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
A Night on the Town. Looking for cheesefries, beer and maybe a random sporting event or two to watch? The Brook has you covered. Located at 3401 S. Peoria, The Brook has a classic Americana menu. The cheesefries come loaded down with melted cheese, bacon bits, chives and jalapeños. Of course, if you're in the mood for something a bit lighter, go with the plate-sized chicken fried steak, covered with country gravy and served with garlic toast and a salad. Because we are talking Tuesdays here, The Brook's got $1.75 Bud Light longnecks and $5.95 fish and chips. Check out Brook South at 7727 E. 91st St. Call 748-9977 for more information.
Gotta Have Faith. Though most artistic endeavors hint at the essence of the artist's soul, this one speaks loud and clear. "Mom Said 'Have Faith'" is at Living Arts, 308 S. Kenosha, until tomorrow, so make sure you take the time to stop in and see the colorful conglomeration of mixed media images by Richard Bay before it's too late. Inspired by his mother's faith the artist said, "Mom lived through hers and gave me a feeling for its power. I embrace all paths to God." For more information about the exhibit, visit livingarts.org.
Not the Sharpest Tool in the Shed. Since the release of "Walkin' on the Sun" in 1997, Smash Mouth has been keeping audiences on their toes with high-energy, pop-rock sing-a-longs that have captured the imagination of millions of fans worldwide. Sound like fun? Creek Nation Casino, 81st and Riverside, is treating the city of Tulsa to a free Smash Mouth show and all you have to do is show up. Ages 21 and older only. Call 299-8518 for more information.
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