Two for One. Tonight at 7:05pm the Tulsa Drillers take on the Corpus Christi Hooks at Drillers Stadium, 4802 E. 15th St. Tonight is the first game of a three game series between the teams and should be an interesting game based on the back and forth wins and losses between these teams so far this season. Thursday is Thirsty Thursday at Driller's Stadium with $1 beer and $1 soft drinks all night long. You're welcome. But wait, there's more. Tonight you can preview the Art of BBQ event taking place at the OU Schusterman campus this weekend. Sample juicy BBQ for $10. Call 744-5901 or visit tulsadrillers.com.
Break on Through. The fairer sex, as it turns out, is also more complex. Explore the different facets of women's lives in Transcendance, a theatrical exploration though dance, music and dramatic monologues. All aspects of the production are based on the lives of women served by the Resonance Center for Women, Inc., a volunteer-based nonprofit organization founded in 1977 that offers support services for women. Themes include women's journeys from disharmony to harmony and how one's limits can be transcended. Showing at the Tulsa PAC, 110 E. 2nd St, tonight and tomorrow at 8pm. Visit tulsapac.com for more.
Smokin'. You know its summer when the warm aroma of fired-up grills fills the night air throughout Tulsa's neighborhoods. This weekend the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa presents its yearly "celebration of great taste" with The Art of Barbeque at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center Campus, 41st and Yale. The remainder of the event takes place today from 11am-4pm. 70+ BBQ teams are vying for over $10,000 in prize money. The overall winner of the event is headed to the National Championship Cook-off in October at the American Royal in Kansas City. Pick your own favorite with the $10 people's choice taster kit.
My Heart Will Go On. It seems that everyone's favorite 1997 film starred dreamboat Leonardo DiCaprio and the luscious Kate Winslet. Now's the time to revisit the fateful shipwreck with Titanic: Treasures from the Deep, a mobile museum exhibit featuring authentic artifacts recovered from the ocean floor. This is the last day to see the educational exhibition at Woodland Hills Mall, 71st and Memorial. The family friendly event is free and open to the public. If you're unaware, the Titanic disembarked from Southampton England on April 14, 1912 and hit an iceberg on its very first voyage and sunk about two hours later. RIP.
Wee Bit of History. Located right next to the historic Blue Dome in the district with the same name, Arnie's Bar is a downtown Tulsa mainstay. Arnie's originally opened in 1956 on 15th street. A couple owners and a few decades later the Irish pub closed only to eventually reopen in 2000 at its current 318 E. 2nd St. address. Music is a big part of Arnie's contribution to the downtown scene. Irish folk favorites Cairde na Gael are Thursday night regulars. Mondays mean $1.75 Miller Lite and Miller High Life Bottles with a new strong beer on special every week. Visit arniesbar.com for a complete list of specials and bands.
Bailamos! How are your salsa and samba skills? Good--because the 10-piece Latin orchestra Grupo Fantasma hits the stage at The Marquee tonight, 222 N. Main. After an explosive second half of 2008, the funky group from Austin toured all across North America and Europe, including performances at Bonnaroo and the New Orleans Jazz Festival as well as an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Check out their latest album Sonidos Gold, which was nominated for a Grammy last year. Tulsa's own Sam and the Stylees opens the show. Doors open at 6:30pm; tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door.
Golden Years. Has it been 81 years already? Time flies when you're having fun, as they say. Head over to the Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis, tonight and help celebrate the independent non-profit theater's birthday Tulsa-style. A book signing of the new book Sooner Cinema: Oklahoma Goes to the Movies with contributing writers Joshua Peck, Katrina Boyd and the book's editor Larry A. Van Meter kicks off the evening. Then a screening of the 1973 film Oklahoma Crude concludes the celebration. Also, free birthday cake! Everything starts at 7pm. Call 585-3456 or visit circlecinema.com.
Forever Young. As influential bands go, Sonic Youth is among the top. The group's been rocking stages around the world since 1981 and shows no signs of slowing down. Sonic Youth has taken an outside the box approach to rock since day one with a sound ranging from punk to grunge to experimental. The legendary band is performing tonight at the Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, with doors at 7pm. Awesome Color opens the show. Look for an article previewing the band in next week's July 16-22 issue of UTW. Call 584-2306 or visit cainsballroom.com for more.
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