3, 2, 1 ... See you later, 2009 and welcome in 2010. The old is gone, and the new is here. Rock it out the New Year in style with The Party, New Year's Eve on Brookside, where they follow New York tradition of dropping a ball and having a huge street party (Check out "Brookside Countdown" on page 43), or go a completely different route and check out The Flaming Lips New Year's Eve Party/Concert in Oklahoma City (Read more on page 38). However you plan to do it, get your smooch on at midnight and toast to a new and better year. Don't forget about those pesky New Year's resolutions, either. Happy New Year, T-Town!
Cracked Up. Isn't it funny how the media can portray one image of a person, while their family has a completely different perception? That's the premise for the making of William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe, which plays at Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis. William Kunstler is famously known as a civil rights attorney who stuck up for Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X and the Chicago 8 during the 1960s. His daughters, Emily and Sarah Kunstler, saw a different side of him while they were growing up. He wasn't just representing civil rights' leaders during that time, as he represented rapists, mafia members and other assassins. This film explores both the light and dark side behind lawyer William Kunstler. Adults' tickets are $8.25 and students and seniors are $7. For more information, call 592-3456.
Get Swinging. Jazz and Western Swing have never sounded so good when Hot Club of Cowtown hits the main stage at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main Street. Trio Elana James, Whit Smith and Jake Erwin turn on the charm, vocals and stylings from the band's New York City background to bring to life T-Town's downtown. The group highlights hits from their latest album, Wishful Thinking, as well as other band favorites. You don't want to miss this swinging good time. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 8pm with Three Penny Upright opening.
Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, visit cainsballroom.com
Bronzed Over. Lovetts Gallery, 6528 E. 51st St., starts off their new year with a New Works exhibit. The gallery will be featuring one of its artists, Kevin Box, throughout the month of January. Box is known for working with foundries and sculpting and has numerous accolades for his work, such as his 2004 selection as the youngest member of the National Sculptors Guild and his recognition by Southwest Art Magazine as one of the top 21 artists under 31 in the Southwest. He describes his work as an artistic language in, "Deep time conversation, a long distance dialogue." The exhibit continues through Jan. 30. For more information, call 918-664-4732.
Out of the Sun. Eclipse, 1336 E. 6th St., blocks out the sun and the moon with its nightly live music offerings in the Pearl District. Tonight, come check out the style of one of T-Town's most popular DJs, DJ Moody. If you and your friends have a really hopping time, come back the next night for more music and Tuesday's drink specials. If you're looking to relieve stress from work or just from the day, Eclipse offers a happy hour that starts at 4pm and ends at 8pm. Eclipse Cultural House features good music, good drinks and good times for you and your friends. For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/eclipsetulsa.
Popping up Daisies. Now, amateur photographers have the opportunity to be seen and praised in Tulsa. The Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave., presents Portraits of a Garden starting Jan. 21. The call for submissions opens today, though, for anyone interested in participating. Entry divisions include, Seasons in the Garden, Woodward Park / Linnaeus Teaching Gardens, Winged Things in the Garden and more. The cost is $5 per entry or 3 for $10. Cash awards will be presented Jan. 21 for 1st place in each division, Best in Show and People's Choice. Submissions are accepted through Jan. 19. For more information, visit tulsagardencenter.com.
B-Ball Forecast. It's a head-on weather collision hitting T-Town between University of Tulsa and Tulane University. Cheer on the Golden Hurricane as they try to sweep Tulane University's men's basketball team off their feet at the Reynold's Center, XX. With a so-far undefeated home record, TU's Ben Uzoh and Steve Idlet look to put a stop to the Green Wave trying to sink their groove. Watch the weather powerhouses collide in this basketball showdown. Tip-off is at 7pm. Tickets are between $10 and $39. For more information, visit tulsahurricane.com.
History in Art. History Lesson. Get a visual history lesson about Oklahoma and its land at the Tulsa PAC Gallery, 110 E. 2nd St. The newest exhibit In the Territories, focuses on exploring Oklahoma's history and the present day manifestation through landscape art. We're betting there's a lot of Green Country to be seen here. Admission is free for all ages. The exhibit continues through Jan. 31, Monday through Friday from 10am until 5:30pm as well as during Chapman Hall events. For more information, visit tulsapac.com, or call 596-7122. Shown is "Osage County, Oklahoma #7," by Shane Brown.
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