Editor's Choices for the Week
Needle and Thread. Continuing its run at TAC Gallery, 9 E. Brady, the exhibit "Conformity: Textile Art by Kate Kline" remains on display until March 28. Kline has been interested in making garments and quilting for a long time so it came naturally for her when she decided to create art using this medium. She explores the relationship of symmetry and conformity by creating grids; some adhere to strict guidelines, others were crafted with a more casual approach. Either way, Kline's work questions human nature by begging the question: do we strive for conformity or strive to break free from it? Visit tacgallery.org or call 382-0085 for more information.
Talk it Out. Head to Lovett's Gallery, 6528 E. 51st St., for a rousing discussion of the masterful pieces in the gallery's current exhibit "New Works by Jeremy Lepisto." Lepisto explains that his formed glass sculptures "highlight the ordinary components and simple workings of everyday life and situations to capture the complex in the common." Lepisto's sculptures are meticulously constructed all the while embracing an aesthetic simplicity. Tonight's discussion will include a look at Lepisto's work, vision, techniques and influences. The discussion goes from 5-7pm and wine will be served. Call 664-4732 or visit lovettsgallery.com for more.
Go Green Go! This weekend our fine state gets a lesson in environmentalism. The Oklahoma Sustainability Conference brings together city and state leaders, business people, academics, farmers and anyone else interested in living on earth into a forum where ideas about sustainability and going green can be exchanged. The conference focuses on sustainability in daily living, transportation, energy, water rights, business and non-profit operations, agriculture, education and the importance of farmers markets and food cooperatives. The conference runs March 20-21 at Nigh University Center at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Admission is $75 for both days or $42.50 for a single day. Visit oksustainability.org for more.
With Both Hands Full. Since his sold-out show in October, Tulsans have been eager to welcome Australian guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel back to the Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. His style, which he calls "finger-style," is similar to the way one plays the piano- with all 10 fingers. His unique style is augmented with an extensive repertoire, amounting to an exciting performance. This time, he performs in the Chapman Music Hall, so there should be plenty of room for all. All tickets are $35 and should be purchased early to ensure a good seat. For more, visit tulsapac.com.
First Place. Good lookin' bunch, eh? Since its naissance in November of last year, The Blue Ribbon Brothers have been moving forth with a sound that's hard to pinpoint. One song has a fun, pseudo-funk appeal, another echoes rockabilly swing from the days of yore and another, well, we swear we could've two-stepped. Overall, though, the tunes are catchy, upbeat and perfect for cutting a rug. The group's bi-weekly gig at Gray Snail Saloon, 1334 E. 15th St, starts tonight. To get a feel for the music, check out the band's MySpace.com.
Those Words. You're out with your friends, having a good time, maybe a few beers and then it happens, the most dreaded phrase a barfly can hear, "Last call." As a wise sage once said, "The journey is the reward," and that certainly seems to be the theme at Last Call, 4307 S. Sheridan. Don't worry how the night will end, just enjoy what's in front of you whether that be a ladies night every Sunday and Wednesday or a happy hour every weekday from 4-7pm. And always remember, enjoy your journey responsibly.
Homeroom. With our public school system in disarray, movies about education are always relevant. As part of its French film fest, Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis, presents The Class or Entre Les Murs. Filmmakers use the theme relatively often, but this is a classic case of telling the story better than the next guy. The flick was nominated for an Oscar as the Best Foreign Language Film of the year (though it didn't win), and was the recipient of the Golden Palm at Cannes. It won't be running much longer; check for showtimes on circlecinema.com.
Fun, Fun, Fun. Have they multiplied? Oh well, the more the merrier. Yes, the Beach Boys grace the stage tonight at Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino tonight, 951 W. 36th Street North, at 7pm. The No. 1-selling American band of all time is known for its vocal harmonies and songs about California youth culture. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, the same year that "Kokomo" vaulted them to a new level of popularity. Tickets start at $45. For more, visit milliondollarelm.com or call the box office at 699-7667.
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