Thurs., Aug. 13
Speaking to the World. M.A. Doran Gallery presents the work of two Tulsa-based artists, Ron Fleming and Bill Rabon. Both have spent the majority of their careers creating artwork that is a reflection of their individuality and personal experiences. It is the enduring passion of the creative act that exemplifies both Fleming and Rabon's work. Both artists go beyond the scope of the ordinary as they share their personal vision of beauty with the viewer. The show opens today and continues thru Sept. 5. A gallery reception will be held tonight from 5-8pm. Above: William Rabon, "The Illusionist Roxie"
Fri., Aug. 14
Kismet. Life is full of interesting little coincidences. 1964...The Tribute, a Beatles tribute band uncanny for its spot-on physical and musical impersonations of the Fab Four, brings the mania back to Tulsa for a 8pm show tonight at the Tulsa PAC, 110 E. 2nd St. This is the 24th consecutive year these reenactors of pop's golden days have hit T-Town. What's strange is that Sir Paul McCartney himself performs at the BOK Center just three days later. What are the odds? It was only a matter of time before we built a coliseum worthy of an original Beatle, but three days apart? Isn't the universe groovy? Visit www.tulsapac.com or call 596-7122 for more information.
Sat., Aug. 15
Crazy for Trying. Patsy Cline devotees can get their fix tonight at The Tulsa Little Theatre, 1511 S. Delaware, when Sherrill Douglas masterfully pays tribute to the famous songstress through an uncanny sonic and aesthetic interpretation, dubbed Crazy 'bout Patsy. Douglas has been recognized by fans as the number one Patsy Cline tribute artist in the world. The show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 918-430-5364 or 972-661-1166, or online at www.sherrilldouglas.com.
Sun., Aug. 16
Sunday Funday. Give your wild ones an inside look into a world not seen by many people on Aug. 15-16. Keeping Up With Keepers, sponsored by the Tulsa Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) is an educational program that is offered annually and all proceeds go directly to various wildlife and conservation organizations. The program is a special behind-the-scenes opportunity for the public; they can see and do exactly what our zookeepers do at work everyday. Learn first-hand about the importance of species conservation and the animal husbandry that takes place daily at the Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E. 36th St. N. Visit www.tulsaaazk.org or call 669-6202 for more information.
Mon., Aug. 17
Breezy and Partly Sunny. Seattle weather girl Sylvia (Tricia O'Kelley) is having a bad day. After discovering that her anchor boyfriend (Mark Harmon) has been cheating on her, she has a total meltdown on live television and subsequently loses her job. Her freak-out becomes internet fodder, and within hours she's gone from cherished local celebrity to the crazy girl on Youtube. After moving in with her slacker brother (Ryan Devlin), she must begin the process of recovery while looking for a second chance at love, not to mention a new job. This sweet, spirited, low-budget rom-com played at Slamdance and the LA Film Festival earlier this year; tonight you can see Weather Girl at the Circle Cinema. Writer-Director Blayne Weaver will be on hand to introduce the film. Show starts at 7pm; call the Circle at 585-3456 for more info.
Tue., Aug. 18
Dive Right In. Smokers, rejoice! One of Tulsa's true dive bars, The Colony, 28th and Harvard, always appeals to an energetic crowd of close-knit regulars. Since its naissance in '58 as The Colony Inn, this cozy bar has hosted many of the finest musicians, including George Harrison and Eric Clapton. It has changed hands many times, but still retains its original feel- the dim lights and wooden booths reek of character. Best of all, the colony has established itself as a mainstay for live, local music. Bands often start around 11pm, and there's never a cover. Check out its myspace for more info.
Wed., Aug. 19
Stranger in a Strange Land. In 1839, Scottish artist David Roberts traveled to Egypt and Israel with the intention of documenting the environment as inspiration for his artwork. From this journey, he produced his most famous series of paintings and became known as one of the first British artists to experience the Orient firsthand. Tulsans can experience Roberts' journey for themselves at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, 2021 East 71st Street. The summer exhibit "An Artist's Pilgrimage" runs through August 23. Visit www.jewishmuseum.com for more info.
Thurs., Aug. 20
Summer Sounds. Downtown professionals have few places to unwind after work in the area. That's why the Tulsa Press Club and Urban Tulsa Weekly teamed up to bring you SoundProof, a free concert featuring popcorn to munch on, drink specials and, of course, live local music. This month we present the folk/blues group The William Joseph Band. Check 'em out at myspace.com/williamjosephmusic. One need not be a Press Club member to attend. This casual event takes place in the Atlas Life Building, 4th and Boston, from 5-7pm, tunes start at 6pm. For more, visit urbantulsa.com.
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