Move Over, Pollyanna. We've hit the last week for the quirky British comedy, Happy-Go-Lucky, playing at Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis. Poppy (Sally Hawkins) is a North London school teacher whose perpetual cheer and optimism tend to exasperate those around her. Overall, the reviews have been positive - not surprising, since only a few depraved "Negative Nancy's" exist out there who don't see the humour in ebullient, unintelligible British wit and banter. The flick plays at multiple times throughout the day. C'mon, cheer up! For showtimes and other info, visit circlecinema.com.
That's Absurd. There's nothing like humor to mitigate the disappointment brought on by an existential crisis. Head down to the Nightingale Theater, 1416 E. 4 St., to catch the penultimate performance of The Lesson and The Bald Soprano, presented by the Theatre Club. Both written by Eugene Ionesco, a French and Romanian playwright, the two dramas allude to the frivolity and poke fun at, what he believed to be, the insignificant and solitary nature of the human experience. Ionesco was one of the foremost figures of the Theater of the Absurd. 8-10pm. For tickets and information, visit nightingaletheater.com.
Make the Connection. November is a fine time to visit the Color Connection Art Gallery, 2050 Utica Square, where oils and pastels abound. First, Carla Perry is an impressionist painter with more than 50 years of oil painting experience. Her subjects range from landscapes to dreamy renditions of floral arrangements. Next, Joey Frisillo draws inspiration from the Oklahoma countryside, working with both pastels and oils. "The longer I live in Oklahoma, the more I appreciate its subtle beauty," she says. Both women demonstrate a keen eye and a delicate hand, producing rich textures and pleasing color schemes. Stop by today or visit colorconnectiongallery.com for more information.
Mother Road Madness. Lace up your sneakers today for the 3rd annual Route 66 Marathon. Whether you're an avid runner or just looking to get a little weekend exercise, there are events for people of all fitness levels and ages - including the Mayor's 5K Fitness Run and a Kid's Marathon. More than 30 bands play on 16 stages along the course. Beverages and snacks will be provided for athletes. Although most participants are Tulsans, we welcome folks from both out of state and overseas as well. Let's get fit together, Tulsa! To learn more, check out route66marathon.com.
Saddle Up. There's always something going down at this watering hole. Cowboy Sharkies jam-packs its week with specials and entertainment. Here are the highlights: Get off your duff and join fellow sports fans for Monday Night Football with pizza and hot wing specials. Come on down for $2 Taco Tuesdays. Wednesday is reserved for Ladies Night, with a live DJ and, oddly enough, a snow-crab dinner deal. Guys, your night is Thursday, with $5 Miller pitchers and a punching bag contest. Ham it up on Friday with Karaoke night. Its one-of-a-kind Happy hour lasts from 11am-7pm every weekday. Get the full scoop at cowboysharkies.com.
Luck Be a Lady. Back in 1960 while filming the original Ocean's Eleven in Las Vegas, old blue eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, got his buddies Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin together to do a few impromptu concerts at the Sands Casino in Sin City. From this mad musical experiment, The Rat Pack formed. Tonight relive these classic tunes that have stuck with America ever since those original fateful performances at the Tulsa PAC's Chapman Music Hall, 110 E. 2nd St. Expect to hear "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Sway," "Fly Me to the Moon" and many more. 7:30pm. Tickets range from $15-$48. Visit tulsapac.com or call 596-7122 for more information.
Irish Fury. The Celtic vocalist group Celtic Thunder performs tonight at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave., at 8pm. The group consists of singers young and old alike with the group's youngest member being just 16. Think of fond times of the old country and enjoy traditional Irish tunes like "Mountains of Mourne" and "Come by the Hills." The group also sings popular contemporary songs like "Brother in Arms" and "Desperado." Tickets range from $37.50-$57.50. Call 596-7177 or visit bokcenter.com for more.
Good Vibrations. Wind down tonight in one of the city's most mellow nightspots. Every Thursday night is Mas Rudie and Poetry Night at Hibiscus, 3316 S. Peoria. Formed mid-summer, the band brings sweet, relaxing reggae jams to midtown Tulsa. Later on, open mic poetry session welcomes anyone who wants to share what they've written. Hibiscus also rocks cool art on the walls, a full bar and plenty of eats to complete the experience. The music kicks off at 8pm and plays intermittently throughout the evening, while the poetry begins around 9pm. For more info, call 749-4700.
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