Thurs., Aug. 20
Tonight's the Night. With an estimated 250 million in album and single sales, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Rod Stewart arguably possesses one of rock's greatest and most distinctive voices. (Spin Magazine has called him "the single greatest male singing voice of the rock era.") Hear it firsthand tonight, when Stewart graces the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, with his presence. Information regarding ticket availability and prices can be found at www.bokcenter.com.
Fri., Aug. 21
Boy and His Goldfish. Animation uber-genius Miyazaki, creator of films such as Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away, is back with Ponyo, which is playing at AMC Southroads 20, 4923 E. 41st St. Five-year-old Sosuke (voiced by Jonas brother Frankie) rescues a goldfish trapped on the beach. Upon rescue, Ponyo (Noah Cyrus, Miley's little sis) is transformed from goldfish to little girl, and the fish-out-of-water story begins. Ponyo's new affinity for land causes a butterfly effect that triggers a tsunami, and together, Sosuke and Ponyo must travel by boat to rescue Sosuke's mother. The Japanese film was re-dubbed for American audiences with great care by Pixar's John Lasseter. Call 888-AMC-4FUN for tickets and showtimes.
Sat., Aug. 22
Whose Line is it, Anyway? Tulsa's comedy troupe, The Comedy Clinic, is back for a crazy eighth season. That's correct, Tulsa's Medics of Madness, Brookside's Physicians of Fun, the O-B-G-Y-N of F-U-N-N-Y return to Jewel, 3340 S. Peoria Ave., tonight. Showtime is 8pm. The Comedy Clinic, Also known as local improv veterans Ben Beckham, Maria Gus and Jeff Turner, will continue to break out fan favorite improv games as well as new material, all of which include audience participation. Advance tickets are $9 or $10 at the door. Advance tickets must be purchased by Fri., Aug. 21. For individual or group ticket information, call 664-0414, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.thecomedyclinic.com.
Sun., Aug. 23
Jazz it Up. As part of its summer series "Wild Women of Jazz," the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame's Jazz Depot, 111 E. 1st St. (upper level), welcomes Amy Cottingham and Friends.
Cottingham brilliantly weaves jazz, classical and pop into her unique piano and vocal stylings to create a musical tour-de-force that's as exciting as it is original. Show starts at 5pm; visit www.okjazz.org
for more details.
Mon., Aug. 24
East Meets West. Looking for a snazzy way to spend tonight with that special someone? Brookside's high-end Asian bistro KEO, 3524 S. Peoria Ave., has the solution: a wine dinner featuring courses paired with wines from Sineann, Orin Swift and Sake to Me. A representative from Thirst Wine Merchants will be on hand to discuss the pairings. Dinner starts at 6:30pm. To check reservation availability, call 794-8200.
Tue., Aug. 25
Optimism Personified. Continuing the monthly showcase of local artists at the Equality Center, 621 E. 4th St., Oklahomans for Equality features Tulsa artist Nicholas K. Clark for the month of August. Nicholas's work is a direct reflection of his optimistic personality. From vivid oranges to metallic silvers highlighted by passionate reds, his art displays a mastery of color that cannot be taught. His mediums vary from acrylics to oils and focus on creating depth through layering and application of rich texture. Clark's works fall into three categories: contemporary figure studies, pop art and expressionistic color studies. "I pull my inspiration from fashion and music and I love working with figures because they are always so challenging--the detail of a hand, the curves of a body and the capturing of natural movement and expression." Visit www.okeq.org.
Wed., Aug. 26
Eastbound and Down. Live in the deep east of T-Town and need a nightcap? Friendly Tavern, 12630 E. 31st St., has just the thing. In addition to the usual benefits of a neighborhood bar--seasoned staff, welcoming regulars, laid-back atmosphere--Friendly offers drink specials galore (tonight's feature: a bucket of six import beers for $15) and houses five big screen televisions always guaranteed to be showing the big game. All reasons why readers voted Friendly the "Absolute Best East Tulsa Bar," and why you eastlanders should check it out, if you haven't already.
Thurs., Aug. 27
Life through Lit. Join Nimrod International Journal and the Tulsa City-Country Library's Hispanic Resource Center for a lively reading from Nimrod's new spring issue, Mexico/USA. Featuring poetry and short fiction in both Spanish and English, as well as stirring music and dance, the reading will take place on tonight at 7:30pm at Martin Regional Library, 2601 S. Garnett Road. As the relations between the people and the languages of Mexico and the U.S. grow more complex every day, Nimrod explores the challenges of rapid cultural and linguistic change, not in terms of politics or sociology, but in terms of individual lives, through the stories, poems and essays of gifted writers.
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