Relax, Let it Happen. Tonight's the last night to check out yoga documentary Enlighten Up! at the Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis. Director Kate Churchill is a dedicated yoga practitioner who decides to conduct an experiment wherein a skeptic is completely immersed in the world of yoga. Churchill's subject is Nick Rosen, a 29-year-old journalist living in NYC. Together, director and subject embark on a cross-world tour in search of yoga's true meaning. Is it a deeply spiritual practice or simply an overblown workout routine? See the movie and decide for yourself. For tickets and showtimes, call 592-FILM or visit circlecinema.com.
Picture Perfect. Opening tonight, the Tulsa Artists' Coalition hosts "Those Days Are Gone: Photography by Krystal L. Pigg," with an opening reception at the TAC Gallery, 9 E. Brady, from 6-9pm. Kentucky native Pigg says the main inspiration for "Days" came from an abandoned house she stumbled upon while traveling through the Oklahoma panhandle. "At first glance it appeared similar to something that belonged in a horror movie--dark, unfriendly and inhospitable. What brought me closer was the thought that this house was once a home to someone." Show ends August 29. For more info, contact TAC at 592-0041 or on the web at www.tacgallery.org.
Jazz Hands. From 5-8pm at Fellowship Congregational Church, 2900 S. Harvard, jazz virtuoso Brian Haas celebrates the release of his new album, Petting Sounds. Haas, the remaining founding member of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, performs tonight to benefit the Carrie Dickerson Foundation, dedicated to keeping the nuclear industry out of Oklahoma. The event features a happy hour from 5-6:30pm featuring wine, punch, a light buffet, live music and a silent auction. Music at 7pm. $15 in advance, $20 at the door and can be purchased through Dwelling Spaces, Starship Records and Tapes and Under the Mooch, or online at http://tinyurl.com/186kyy.
Whip It! Witness the latest craze to sweep the nation, female roller derby, when the Green Country Roller Girls host the 2009 Turnpike Trauma at Broken Arrow Roller Sports, 551 W. Oakland. The tournament will feature the four flat track roller derby leagues from around Oklahoma, including OKC's the Victory Dolls, Stillwater's Central Oklahoma Roller Derby Association, OKC's Tornado Alley Roller Girls, and of course, our very own Green Country Roller Girls. Doors open at 9am, first bout starts at 11am and final bout begins at 7pm. For tickets, call 269-7228 or visit www.greencountryrollergirls.com.
Handle with Care. Price Tower Arts Center's exhibition "UK/OK: Exploring Traditions in Contemporary Design" delves into the unique world of handcrafted design, with more than 75 objects on display until January 3. Curated in house by Scott W. Perkins, the exhibit focuses on cross-cultural comparisons between contemporary British and Oklahoma designers. A landmark of forward-thinking design in itself, the Price Tower, 510 Dewey Ave., Bartlesville, was conceived by Frank Lloyd Wright and is the architect's only completed skyscraper. Contact the PTAC at 336-4949 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's 5 O'clock Somewhere. Need to decompress after a long day at the office? Cherry Street gem Drake's Tavern, 1546 E. 15th St., has the cure-all with its no non-sense approach to imbibing. Literally a hole in the wall, Drake's is far more aesthetically pleasing than most of its ilk, and its minimalist, big city feel should be a welcome change for those looking for a retreat from the familiar trappings of the area's surrounding nightlife. The staff reflects the environment: efficient, welcoming and no bullshit. Throw in a dart board, friendly regulars and a killer iPod (courtesy of bartender Cory), and you've got the makings of your new favorite escape. Just don't tell anyone.
Baby Did a Bad thing. Roy Orbison heir apparent Chris Isaak has been crooning since the early '80s, and with a new album, Mr. Lucky, he's proven himself no slouch in the longevity department. Tonight, he brings his sultry ballads and retro-pop confections to the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady St. Tickets are $35.50 and can be purchased by phone at (866) 977-6849 or in person at Starship Records and Tapes, IDA RED, and any Reasor's grocery store.
The Feeling's Right. Oh yes, it's ladies' night at Drillers Stadium, 4802 E. 15th St. As we take on San Antonio, gentlemen can soak in the last season before the big move downtown, while their lovely lasses enjoy free nail care and back massages, as well as discounts on food and drink. Baseball and cosmetic pampering in the same location? Sounds like the perfect date. Visit www.tulsadrillers.com for more info.
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