Meeting of the Gods. Were you ever a dissatisfied school kid dreaming of becoming a guitar god? So was David Howl Evans before he joined U2 and became The Edge. Ever wonder what it would be like to rock audiences with your searing blues riffs while you upholstered furniture at your dead end job? So did Jack White. Davis Guggenheim, the award-winning director of An Inconvenient Truth, introduces It Might Get Loud, the stories of how three guitar legends; The Edge, Jack White and Jimmy Page developed their own signature sounds and styles. Find out why they play, how they started and what happens when they get together. Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis. Call 585-3456 or visit circlecinema.com. For a full review, see "Fame and Fortune" online at urbantulsa.com.
Wisdom Expanded. Lovett's Annual "Fall Perspective" group exhibit is back. Six artists will be showcased, and all six will be at the opening. While their mediums differ from painter to wood sculptor to metal sculptor, they are all exploring the wonderful world of Western Impressionism. The new west dominates the exhibit and deters from the Western Romanticism that controlled the art world for two centuries. Those who attend will see the artwork up close and personal, meet the artists and expand their wisdom on what makes Western Impressionism different. The event runs from 5-8pm. For more information, visit www.LovettsGallery.com.
Trip to Italy. Like last year's family reunion, but with music. Tulsa Opera opens its 62nd season with Lucia di Lammermoor, which stars Oklahoma Native Sarah Colburn and acclaimed tenor Scott Piper. This opera is set in 17th century Scotland and is performed in its original Italian.
Can't understand Italian? Nessun problema. English subtitles are projected above the stage at every performance. Performances of Lucia di Lammermoor will take place in the Chapman Music Hall of the Tulsa PAC, 2nd and Cincinnati, tonight and Friday, October 16, at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 18 at 2:30pm. Tickets start at $22. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.tulsaopera.com
Catch and Release. Catch some fresh air while catching some breathtaking shots of Tulsa's historic skyline during a group photo walk. The Tulsa Photo Group is venturing to downtown Tulsa tonight from 5 to 7pm. Grab a camera and hit the great outdoors with local amateur and professional photographers. The Tulsa Photo Group is pleased to host this exciting walk which is free and open to the public. All skill levels are invited to join. The walk takes off from 324 E. 1st St. Zane Yost is the host of the walk and will bestow a bit of education on walkers. For more information, visit www.TulsaPhotoGroup.com.
Engulfed in Laughter. You've already seen his one-man play, The Santaland Diaries, which comes to the PAC for the third year in a row this December. But come see his humor based in knowledge, reality and the current state of life as we know it. Known for his ability to slice through cultural euphemisms and political correctness, best-selling author David Sedaris takes the stage at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm. The NPR humorist's pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in "The Best American Essays." Tickets start at $40. For more information, visit www.TulsaPAC.com.
Southern Comfort. Looking for a tasty little slice of Louisiana's Cajun country? With great drink specials, a friendly atmosphere, and delicious (and reasonably priced) seafood, Crawpappy's, 3344 E. 51st St., is sure to please the palate and placate the parched at prices that won't offend your sensibilities. Whether you are in the mood for some raw oysters and shrimp, crawfish and gumbo, or just a beer or mixed drink, the relaxed down-home feel of this preferred neighborhood bar-by-night and restaurant-by-day is just the place to get your cuisine kicks with their sometimes sweet, sometimes spicy, but always tasty Cajun cuisine.
Thunderstruck. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the rest of Oklahoma City's Thunder swap the Ford Center for Tulsa's own BOK Center tonight to take on Dwayne Wade and the formidable Miami Heat in this sure to be exciting pre-season game. The Thunder have been training hard in preparation for what's sure to be another thrilling season of pro basketball. Star player Kevin Durant undoubtedly speaks for the rest of his team when he says; "I want somebody who's never seen me before up close to leave and say, 'K.D. can play a little bit." That, of course, is exactly what the Thunder hope to show Miami. Can you hear the Thunder rolling? BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave. Call 894-4200 or visit bokcenter.com.
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Ancient Rocks. It's time to find out how what they kicked out the jams in the Bronze Age with acclaimed Israeli sculptor Moshe Frumin's fascinating exhibit of ancient, Biblical era instruments. Constructed by Frumin from both descriptions in the Bible and from representations on ancient frescos and coins, all 21 instruments are playable and provide a unique and unforgettable glimpse into the music of both the Bible and the rich, innovative culture that created it. Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, 2021 E. 71st St. Call 492-1818 or visit jewishmuseum.net for more information.
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