Editor's Choices for the Week
Life Blood. While everyone deserves enough clean water to meet their nutritional and domestic needs, 1.1 billion people worldwide are denied access to this vital resource. Here is a chance to learn more about it. Tonight is the last night to catch Flow: For the Love of Water at Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis. Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigates what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century. Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply focusing on politics, pollution and human rights. For showtimes, visit circlecinema.com.
Let the Game Begin. It's finally here. The 66ers play its first home regular season game at the new SpiritBank Event Center, 106th and Memorial, tonight at 7pm. The boys take on the Albuquerque Thunderbirds for an opening game that is sure to keep the adrenaline pumping. This is also the first year the 66ers are owned by a parent team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, which recently assigned center Steven Hill to the 66ers. What impact will this have on the team? Find out tonight. Single game tickets are now available at tulsa66ers.com.
And the Award Goes To...Best-selling novelist and author, Michael Chabon, of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay," is in to Tulsa to receive the Tulsa Library Trust's 2008 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award. This morning, Chabon gives a free public presentation 10:30am at Central Library, 4th and Denver. Activities include discussion about his life and works, answering questions from the audience and a book signing. Hailed by many critics as one of the major literary authors of today, Chabon has written five novels, including "Wonder Boys" and "The Yiddish Policemen's Union," plus several screenplays. He also shares story credit for "Spider-Man 2." For more info, visit tulsalibrary.org.
'Tis the Season. Christmas carols have an intoxicating effect on listeners, whether you like them or not. There are so many holiday-themed concerts happening in Tulsa, and it's hard to see them all. But you should try to catch as many as possible. Tonight, native Oklahoman Sam Harris performs his interpretation of the season with "Celebrate Me Home," at the TCC VanTrease Performing Arts Center, 10300 E. 81st St., at 7pm. The vocalist has dabbled in many forms of performance art from television to songwriting, and has been touring around the U.S. as of late. Ticket prices vary, so visit tulsacc.edu to reserve yours.
Checkin' In. Monday nights are tough. The beginning of the workweek offers little in the way of live music, and patrons just want a low key space to chill during evening hours. Head to the home of the $7 frozen Red Bull & vodka- the Rehab Lounge, 18th and Boston. Grab a $1.50 domestic longneck anytime between 4-9pm on Monday thru Friday. Bartenders also conjure up different drink specials every night. Wednesday is ladies' night with free beer for the women, hosting DJ Kylie to pick things up a bit mid-week. She also spins on Saturdays. Call 382-7333 for the latest goings-on.
Ruby Slipper. What could you do with a red shoe? The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, 621 E. 4th St, invites the community to stop by the gallery to see its new and slightly unusual exhibit, "Reflection on a Red Stiletto." Putting the fun back in fundraising, OKEQ features ten different artists' visions around one common object. Each of the ten participating artists were given a red stiletto to use in their creation or to as inspiration for their creation. Free and open to the public, stop by anytime Monday thru Saturday from 3-9pm. Visit okeq.org for more information.
Smells like Cabbage. Three cheers for body contortion and acrobatics! Tulsans finally have the opportunity to see Cirque du Soleil: Saltimbanco on our own turf at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, tonight thru December 14. Saltimbanco belongs to the emblematic style of Cirque du Soleil- a signature Cirque du Soleil show with a style that borrows from theatre, dance and music and takes pride in its spectacular costumes, lighting and makeup. Between whirlwind and lull, prowess and poetry, Saltimbanco takes spectators on an allegorical and acrobatic journey into the heart of the city. For more information and tickets, visit bokcenter.com.
Cranky Pants. Tonight marks the return of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and Dickens' other classic characters for the American Theater Company's 32nd annual production of A Christmas Carol. This Tulsa original features music by local talents Bob Odle and Richard Averill and a revolving set designed by Richard Ellis. Get in touch with your softer side as Scrooge discovers and embraces the reason for the season. Really, who could shun the feeble Tim Cratchit and his poverty-stricken family in good conscience? The performance runs through the 23rd at the PAC, 110 E. 2nd St. Check out tulsapac.com for dates and times and to purchase tickets.
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