Spring Fever. Young ladies in Tulsa are making a big impact on the city's art scene. Tonight, students from the Tulsa Girls Art School Project invite the community to their Annual Spring Show at the school's studio, 2202 E. Admiral Pl., from 5:30-8pm. TGAS identifies elementary school aged girls with a natural talent in visual arts and gives them the chance to develop their gifts, as well as the know-how to conduct themselves as professionals. These budding artists, who live in Tulsa's inner-city, may not otherwise the chance to embrace their creativity. For more, visit tulsagirlsartschool.com.
Pretty As a Picture. Collaboration between different kinds of artists lends a holistic appreciation for creativity in all its forms. Join the Coffee House on Cherry Street, 1502 E. 15th St., for a photography exhibit by Jason Sales, a world traveler with a keen eye for the experiences that make us truly human. There will also be a musical performance by Tayla Lynn (pictured), Loretta Lynn's granddaughter, who has forged a successful music and TV career all her own. Joining her is Tulsa songwriter and guitarist Jesse Aycock. Reception begins at 8pm and the music at 8:30pm. For more, call 779-6137.
Working the Beat. You've got to admire this guy's work ethic. Bill Maher is coming to town tonight to perform his stand-up routine at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady. Last year Maher wrote and starred in his controversial documentary Religulous. This year Maher is on a nationwide comedy tour while also doing his live TV show, Real Time with Bill Maher, on HBO. Maher's comedy tackles heavy political and social issues that may hit a little close to home, depending on your personal ideals; but one must remember: it's ok to laugh at yourself. Doors open at 7pm. Visit bradytheater.com for more.
Who? In the mood for something different? All the way from Berkeley, CA, That 1 Guy makes not only his own music, but his own instruments, too. Enter the Magic Pipe: he constructed it from steel plumbing pipes, outfitted with an electronically wired upright bass string and a drum. He's a one man orchestra whose sound is unlike anything you've heard before. On top of that, his lyrics are clever and delightfully nonsensical. Check him out tonight at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main. Wighead opens the 8:30pm show; tickets are $16 at the door. For more, visit cainsballroom.com.
Mumbo Gumbo. One of Tulsa's favorite Cajun cuisine destinations is celebrating a birthday this year. Jazmo's Bourbon Street Café, 1542 E. 15th St., has given us a little slice of New Orleans for 15 years. In addition to its spicy, authentic fare, there's live blues on weekend evenings. Expect to see local legends like Steve Pryor and Little Joe. Check out its daily specials for $9.95 through April. The crawfish are callin' and the Bayou's beckoning; luckily, we don't have to travel far. Check out the menu and other details at bourbonstreetcafe.com.
In Memoriam. Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, and the Science Museum Oklahoma honors the unfortunate victims with at exhibit Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race. Pictured: Students at the Berlin School for the Blind examine racial head models circa 1935. Students were taught Mendel's principles of inheritance and the purported application of those laws to human heredity and race. During the Third Reich, Germans born deaf or blind, like those born with mental illnesses or disabilities, were urged to submit to compulsory sterilization as a civic duty. Photo courtesy of the Blinden-Museum an der Johann-August-Zeune-Schule fur Blinde, Berlin. Visit jfedokc.org for more.
Mix Well. What would it be like to go about our daily business without using fossil fuels? In Recipes for Disaster, showing at Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis, John Webster and his family discover how dependent humans are on oil and how difficult it is to maintain the suburban lifestyle without it. The family gives up riding in cars and flying in airplanes and boycotts anything packaged in plastic while working the same jobs and keeping the kids in school. This documentary is an important wake-up call for people who fail to see how much they consume and that it's possible to live without it. For showtimes, visit circlecinema.com.
Reader's Digest. Here's your chance to meet one of America's most prolific contemporary literary figures. Sherman Alexie visits Central Library, 4th and Denver, tonight at 7pm to share about his methodology, answer questions and sign copies of his books. Sponsored by the Tulsa Library Trust and the American Indian Resource Center, Alexie's topic for the evening is "The Business of Fancydancing: Poems, Stories, Punch Lines and Highly Biased Anecdotes." He grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, WA and has flourished as an author, poet and screenwriter. For more, call 596-7977.
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