Fab Four. Young Tulsa musicians have a unique opportunity this weekend to expand their horizons. Barthelmes Conservatory of Music, in partnership with Chamber Music Tulsa is proud to bring the Cypress Quartet to town from San Francisco for a three-day educational workshop for students in second through eighth grade. The event culminates on April 25 at Booker T. Washington high school, 1514 E. Zion St., with a showing of Inspired by America, a multimedia production that celebrates our country's bold past; $5 adults, $5 students. For tickets, call Chamber Music Tulsa at 587-3802.
Bust a Move. The Dance on Camera Film Festival is back at the Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis, from today through the 26th. The festival features six films including Horizon of Exile (pictured) about two women's dancing journey across desert landscapes. The films Mysteries of Nature, Beach Birds for Camera, Terrain, La Vie Est Belle, and Nora also play. Live dancers perform at intermission for each showing. There will also be discussion sessions about the films. The festival runs from 2-4:30pm today, 1-3:30pm on Saturday and 12-2:30pm on Sunday. Visit circlecinema.com for more.
Lend a Hand. Jewelry junkies have a big night ahead of them. This evening marks the opening of "No Lines, No Production" at Lovetts Gallery, 6528 E. 51st St. This two-day event features the original works by ten nationally recognized contemporary designers. Some of the pieces are so unique, in fact, that they seem more akin to fine art than to jewelry. None of these original creations are sold in jewelry stores and no duplicates exist anywhere. ***CORRECTION: RECEPTION IS FRIDAY NIGHT 4/24 FROM 5-8PM*** Learn more at lovettsgallery.com.
Eyes Peeled. If you're looking for a glimpse into the world of exotica, the Oklahoma Reptile Expo may be for you.
This event features a wide diversity of cold-blooded pals for sale from boas, pythons and rat snakes to geckos, chameleons, turtles and many other species. Food (often of the living variety), cages, specialty products and other supplies are available for purchase if you decide to add a new member to your family. The last day, it takes place at the Ramada Tulsa Airport East, 1010 N. Garnett, and runs 10am-4pm. $5 adults, $3 children 6-10, kids five and under are free. Visit okreptileexpo.com
Cheers! With the weather as nice as it is, it's hard to resist spending ample time outdoors. It's that time of year again to hit the patio at BruHouse Bar & Grill, 3421 S. Peoria, with friends for juicy burgers and cold beers. This joint also serves a myriad of tasty, casual appetizers as well as soups and salads. Check out some live music while you're at it every Wednesday through Saturday. And by the way, BruHouse claims to have the sexiest staff in town. Go see for yourself. For more, visit bruhouse.com.
Like Butta. If you're feeling a little nostalgic for Phish and the like, get ready for one of the jammiest jam bands to come through Tulsa in a minute. All the way from New York, U-Melt plays Flytrap Music Hall tonight, 514 E. 2nd St., as part of a string of shows spanning the entire Midwest. Their material is light-hearted, fun and the perfect way to unwind mid-week. Don your comfiest dancing shoes for a night of "progressive groove" and a helluva good time. For tickets, visit flytrapmusichall.com.
Blast Off. Well, the proverbial rocket has finally come. Yes, since Jason Mraz released his second album in 2005 Mr. A-Z, his popularity has soared to new heights; and he's coming to share his musical gift tonight at the SpiritBank Event Center, 105th and Memorial. The American singer-songwriter's third album from 2008 We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things achieved even greater commercial success, earning Mraz worldwide appreciation. Drawing from a variety of genres, he sings and plays the guitar as well as the mandolin and ukulele. The Plain White T's begin the 7:30pm show; doors open at 6:30pm. For tickets and more info, visit spiritbankeventcenter.com.
Keeping it Real. Who owns art? Anyone? Explore this theme and more with American Theatre Company's A Picasso tonight at the Tulsa PAC, 110 E. 2nd St., at 8pm. It's 1941 in Nazi-occupied Paris and Pablo Picasso has been taken to a storage vault for an interrogation. His questioner, Miss Fischer, is trying to discover which of three Picasso paintings recently taken by the Nazis. The ministry of propaganda has planned an "exhibition," and only the great artist himself can attest to their authenticity. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Purchase tickets or find out more at tulsapac.com.
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