Art in the Making. Close out one of the last 2009 temporary exhibits at Gilcrease Museum, 1400 North Gilcrease Museum Road. Gilcrease and the Making of an American Treasure follows the story of the founder of the museum, Thomas Gilcrease, and his journey to create a museum dedicated to American history through artwork. Segments of the exhibit include biography, his early collecting, masterworks of art and the importance of the legacy he left behind. The exhibit continues through Jan. 10. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for college students. For more information, visit gilcrease.utulsa.edu.
Vroom-vroom. Gentlemen, start your engines -- your monster engines. Tonight and tomorrow, all of T-Town is invited to see some of the biggest, baddest monsters to exist -- monster trucks. Monster Jam features 12-foot-tall, 10,000 pound monster trucks freestyle racing and competing around the BOK Center's, 200 S. Denver Ave., track. Monsters including Grave Digger, Donkey Kong, Bounty Hunter, Iron Outlaw, Bad Habit and Bad News, compete in, on and through track obstacles. Turn the key and open the door to the big show. Shows start at 7:30pm. Tickets are $22, $27 and $37. For more information, visit bokcenter.com.
Blondes Have More Fun. A bonafide Broadway hit continues its run in Tulsa. Legally Blonde, The Musical proves that blondes have brains and guts in the musical adaptation of the popular film at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. Elle Woods expects a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Warner, after graduating college. To her surprise, he wants a more "serious girl" and heads off to Harvard Law School. Elle sets her sights on attending Harvard and winning Warner back, but in the process proves a great deal to herself. Don't forget -- it's all in song.
Today's shows start at 2pm and 8pm. Tickets start at $20. For more information, visit tulsapac.com
Getting Antiquated. Looking to decorate or collect antiques to your home? The Vintage Tulsa Show is right up your alley, then. The SpiritBank Event Center, 10441 S. Regal Blvd., helps put on the two-day exhibition that features everything from collectibles, jewelry and artwork to pottery, books and furniture in the 35,000 square foot space. Today's the last day until the next one in April, so make sure to head out. Exhibition runs from 11am till 5pm. Admission for the event stands at $5 for adults, while children 12 and under are free. For more information, visit vintagetulsashow.com.
Frentic Connection. Get caught up in a Frenzy, now playing at Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis. In Alfred Hithcock's 1971 thriller, a strangling rapist has been loose and terrorizing women throughout London. Inspector Oxford tracks down the killer and arrests him. The killer is sentenced to life in prison, but the inspector starts to have second doubts about if they've truly caught the real killer. Follow this frantic movie and plot during its run at Circle Cinema. Tickets are $8.25 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. For showtimes and other information, call 592-3456.
Hot Chili Dogs. Do wonderful warm dreams of melted cheese and crumbled saltine crackers float in your mind when you hear the words "chili bowl?" Well, think again. Since 1987, the Chili Bowl has provided a place for Midget Nationals, which is said to be racing's winter answer to football's Super Bowl. The Tulsa State Fairgrounds QuikTrip Center, 4145 E. 21st St., annually hosts more than 200 race rigs on a quarter of a mile clay ring and 15,000 spectators for five days of high-fueled action. Check out five-time Chili Bowl champion Sammy Swindell or possibly look for popular NASCAR drivers such as Tony Stewart. It's a race for the ages. For more information, visit chilibowl.com.
Down at the Pub. Whether hanging out on a weekend or stopping by on a weekday, James E. McNellie's Public House, 409 East 1st St., is the place to be. The popular pub doesn't just host a dynamic good time on St. Patrick's Day, but yearround with 350 worldwide beers, including award-winning Marshall McNellie's Pub Ale, Ayinger Beau Weisse and Lindemans Framboise. The downtown hit also hosts a dining selection of burgers, crab cakes and sweet potato fries. Owner Elliot Nelson dreamed of having a pub place after visiting Ireland, and now it's come to full fruition. For more information, visit mcnellies.com or call 382-7468.
Hitting the Court. Break away from college b-ball action around town, and head to the Tulsa 66ers domain. The 66ers take on Austin during its four-game home stand at the Convention Center, 100 Civic Center. Check out former ORU players Moses Ehambe or Marcus Lewis' skills and thrills, while the Austin Toros' Curtis Jerrells and Alonzo Gee try to make it an unhappy homecoming. Tip-off is at 7pm. Tickets range between $8 and $123. For more information, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.nba.com/dleague/tulsa/"http://www.nba.com/dleague/tulsa/ or call 585-8444.
Share this article: