Editor's Choices for the Week
Last Call. There are only a few more days to catch "Ansel Adams: A Legacy" at Gilcrease Museum, 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Road. This exhibition, featuring 183 iconic prints, will only be up through January 4. Adams was an American photographer and environmentalist who is best known for his black and white photos of our country's most beautiful natural wonders, especially Yosemite National Park. The works are on loan from the Meredith Collection in Austin, Texas. Gilcrease is open from 10am-5pm, Tue.-Sat. For more information, visit gilcrease.org. Above: "Leaf, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, 1948."
Dedication. The Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis, is known for showing poignant documentaries, and Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son about his Father falls easily into that category. Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne created the film in an effort to memorialize his close friend, Dr. Andrew Bagby, who was murdered by his ex-girlfriend Dr. Shirley Turner. During the process, Kuenne made some startling discoveries along the way that yielded a complex narrative made to inspire lawmakers and ordinary citizens to stand by their values and to fully participate in life. For showtimes, visit circlecinema.com.
Furry Friends. Looking for something unusual to do in the midst of winter? If you haven't visited the animals at the zoo lately, perhaps it's time. Throughout January and February, the Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E. 36 St. North, offers half price admission every weekend. Relish the cold weather with the penguins and polar bears or escape to the tropical rainforest. You can visit the Arctic tundra and the desert in one day! The nine heated indoor exhibits built around the world's diverse ecosystems will surely warm your spirits. Open from 9am-5pm daily.
To learn more, visit tulsazoo.org
Layup. Basketball season is in full dribble and that can only mean one thing: The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to T-Town. That's right, the world's most entertaining basketball team brings the funk to the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave., today at 2pm. Did you know the 'Trotters have actually lost 345 games? It's really not that bad when you consider they've also won 22,000 games in the ball club's 83 year history. Bring out the kids for a game of dunks, 3-pointers, trick plays, alley-oops, finger spinning, and some good-natured ribbing of the poor team that must face these round ball titans. Visit bokcenter.com for more.
Out of Water. Need to wet your whistle? Fishbonz, 6214 S. Sheridan Road, has something going on everyday of the week to keep you and your friends ocupado. Monday night is Industry Night so all you servers, busboys and bartenders out there, tonight is about you. Stuckzilla (he's a bartender, not a giant lizard with a weight problem caught between two buildings) calls the drink specials all night so you never know what might happen. If you don't make it out Monday, come out Tuesday for karaoke, Wednesday for Ladies '90s Night and poker. Thurs.-Sat. bands take the stage and on Sunday there are 25-cent domestics from 9pm-12am. Visit myspace.com/fishbonztulsa for more.
Pretty as a Picture. Calling all nature photographers! Today marks the first day that the Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria, begins accepting submissions for its "Portraits of a Garden" amateur photography contest. All entries must include a garden theme and divisions include: seasons in the garden, winged things in the garden, digitally manipulated, etc. Children and adults of all ages are invited to participate. Cash awards go to the first place winners in each division. All prints must be matted on black or white; no frames. To learn more, visit tulsagardencenter.com or call 746-5125.
Brandon Clark. If you're feeling a little restless and need a midweek pick-me-up, check out the Brandon Clark Band tonight at Rooster's Cocktails, 104th and Memorial, near the SpiritBank Event Center. The BCB fuses rock'n'roll with honky tonk, resulting in the self-coined genre, "Beer Joint Music." Members include Dave Duval, Darren Lightfoot, Heath Jacobson and of course, Brandon Clark. If you close your eyes, you'd swear you were hearing bits of Johnny Cash, the Rolling Stones and David Allen Coe. They've been gigging around T-Town like crazy the past two years, so if you can't make it tonight, check out its myspace for upcoming shows.
Living Arts. Collaborative art hinges not upon the willingness of artists to work together, but how well they work together. The creation is a visual manifestation of the relationship between all involved. Living ArtSpace and Liggett Studio, 3rd and Kenosha, host "Failing Hearts" and "On the Line," respectively, throughout the month. Both are the result of Arkansas artists', Joel Armstrong and Neil Ward, explorations of their past. Both installations implement auditory and visual components that convey the meanings ascribed to memories long-forgotten. For more information, visit livingarts.org.
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