Editor's Choices for the Week
Cattle Drive. Do you love live music, but try to avoid the rowdy bar scene? Head to Broken Arrow this evening to hear The Round Up Boys at Runt's Bar-B-Que, 333 W. Albany. These boys are known throughout Tulsa for playing classic country and Bob Wills music- favorites from years' past. The boys came together in 1989, with Bob Fjeldsted spearheading the project. Since then, the band has maintained a busy calendar holding quarterly dances at Cain's and playing every Monday night at the Broken Arrow Senior Center. Tonight's show begins at 6:30pm. To learn more, visit roundupboys.com.
Gotcha! Have you found time to visit downtown's newest music venue Flytrap Music Hall, 514 E. 2 St.? Here's another chance. Tonight, the Flytrap hosts an entertaining hodgepodge of high-energy local bands. All ages are welcome here to see New Science, RadioRadio (pictured), Jiraff and Baron Von Swagger. Come energized and prepared to hear some rock 'n roll tonight. Doors open at 7pm. For tickets, call the box office at 794-0328. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 day of. For more information, visit flytrapmusichall.com.
The Full Spectrum. It isn't often that gallery patrons have the opportunity to see artists demonstrate the creative process. Color Connection Gallery, 2050 Utica Square, defies the norm today with its Artists in Action program.
Join artist Joanna Duck Tuers to learn more about palette knife oil techniques and Linda McIntyre who works with acrylics. This event is part of a weekly series where gallery artists showcase different painting methods from 11am-3pm during the month of January. Free and open to the public. For more, call Color Connection at 742-0515.
Don't Hold Back. How about a rousing musical to wrap up the weekend? Orasi Productions, a Tulsa-based theater company, presents Shades of Gray, a humorous cabaret-style musical that is anything but ordinary. This contemporary production audaciously explores social norms and what we consider 'tact.' It has only been performed once before and makes its debut in a new form at the Nightingale Theater, 1416 E. 4th St. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $15 for floor seating, including refreshments. The show begins at 8pm. For more, visit nightingaletheater.com.
Full Bloom. Photography exhibits seem to be few and far between these days. If you love the medium, stop by the opening day for Don Thompson's "Flora in Black and White" at the Holliman Gallery in the Walter Arts Center at Holland Hall School, 5666 E. 81st St. Thompson believes that his approach showcases Mother Nature at her best. "Photographing flowers in black and white in its simplistic form gives me an opportunity to intimately explore deeply the beauty that nature continuously provides us," he said. His images hang through February 17. The artist's reception is on Thurs., Jan. 15 and lasts from 5-7:30pm. For more, visit hollandhall.org.
Blown Away. It's a big game for a Tuesday. Tonight, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane takes on fierce conference rivals, the Memphis Tigers at the Reynolds Center, 8th and Gary. With a strong standing in the Conference USA and having lost only three games this season altogether, the Tigers pose quite a threat to TU. Packing out the Reynolds center may be just what TU needs to push its home advantage to a fever pitch. If you can't make the game in person, fret not- all the action will be televised live on ESPN 2. The game starts at 6:30pm. Visit tulsahurricane.cstv.com for more information.
Pour it On. Midtown dives are hard to come by these days. If you're near the 18th and Boston area, why not stop into the Pour House tonight for a couple of cold ones? The bar features two pool tables, free steel-tipped darts and a MEGATOUCH juke box. But wait, it gets better. PH added video bowling not long ago. Check out the nightly drink specials as well as live band karaoke. They also host live music a couple nights a week. This is a good place to go for a fun, casual night out. For more, visit the bar on myspace.
On the DL. Set in post-World War II Paris, A Secret follows the lives and saga of a Jewish family, focusing primarily on one creative young man named Francois. This boy is told very little about his family's past. So little, in fact, he makes himself up a brother and the tale of his family's past that his parents refuse to divulge. That is until one day his aunt tells the boy of his father's first wife and the family's connections to the holocaust that change the way the boy sees the world forever. Find out what the secret is for yourself at the Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis. Call 585-3456 or visit circlecinema.com for more.
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