Woven Together. Twenty-four artists show off their stuff at the Living Arts gallery, 307 E. Brady, exhibit, Modern Materials: The Art of the Quilt. Jill Rumoshosky Werner curated the exhibit, which includes two Oklahomans. Thirty three-dimensional quilts will be displayed throughout the month of February. "Many quilters tell narratives through their work, while some address social issues through their art," said Jon Burris, executive director of Artspace at Untitled Gallery, where the exhibit was originally shown last July. "Others simply use quilt art as their chosen medium for self-expression. Quilt artists use a variety of fibers and quilting materials, and some incorporate a range of other materials, from photographic film to tiny plastic suitcases." The exhibit continues through Feb. 25. For more information, visit livingarts.org.
Girl Power. The QuikTrip Center's Upper Level at the Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., is a girls-only zone till Sunday as it opens its doors to the 2010 Tulsa Women's Living Expo. Featuring plenty of exhibits such as Curves, Let's Do Tea and Aspen Spalon, the Expo brings numerous fitness classes, several fashion shows, health talks and screenings and a 35+ model search. Catch new presentations every half hour on four different stages. Hours will be 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday. Admission is $3 at the door, but advanced tickets may be purchased for $2 at Reasors. For more information, visit womenslivingexpo.com/Tulsa2010.
Jungle Fever. The Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum, 5701 E. 36th St. N., presents Wild at Heart, an unusual opportunity for romance this Valentine's weekend. A gourmet dinner and cocktails will be complemented by a chance to shake a leg on the dance floor to music provided by Tulsa jazz ensemble Earl Clark and the Spectrum. Plus, the Zoo's "Love Guru" will give a talk about love and lust in the animal kingdom. Grrr... The evening begins at 7pm.
Seating is limited, and reservations are $75 per person. Visit tulsazoo.org
for more information.
Skate Made for Two. For a Valentine's date that doesn't require a reservation and won't cost a fortune, visit the BOK Center, at 200 S. Denver, as it opens its indoor ice rink to the public for Skate Date. Rent skates for an hour, take a horse-and-carriage ride through downtown, get a photo taken with your sweetheart in front of a green screen or just enjoy concessions and cocktails. Skate rentals are $10, $5 for children under three. Bring your own skates to partake for $5. Skating begins at 10am and goes until 10pm. For more information, visit bokcenter.com.
Under the Sea. What better way can kids honor the presidents of the past than getting an education? It's not in the usual setting though, as it's the President's Day Seacamp at the Oklahoma Aquarium, 300 Aquarium Drive in Jenks. The aquarium offers a refuge for parents when their kids have a day off from school with their School Break Sea Camps. For children in grades kindergarten to fifth grade, the sea camp provides an enriching experience for kids to learn about the sea and all of its creatures. Camp is from 9am till 4pm. The cost of each child is $50. For registration information or questions, call 528-1508 or visit okaquarium.org.
Party Time. Mardi Gras comes right on the heels of Valentine's Day, and the place to celebrate Fat Tuesday is the Blue Dome District in downtown Tulsa as it presents the First Mardi Gras Parade and Celebration. Sponsored by the Blue Dome Merchant's Association, which includes venues such as McNellie's Pub, El Guapo's Cantina and Joe Mamma's Pizza, the parade begins at 7pm. Afterward, Bourbon Street comes to Tulsa as the District remains closed to traffic as bands perform in the area's restaurants and bars. Grab your beads and your drink for a good ol' time. For more information call 582-2035.
Around the World. Get a broad glance of the world in a miniature setting with the Tulsa Community College Global Festival, 909 S. Boston Avenue. With such a diverse campus between the faculty, staff and students, TCC hosts a festival that gives sights, sounds and tastes of more than 40 countries. Booths of the festival will display pieces of the cultures and samples of cuisine from some of the countries. You can also take in entertainment from various counties, too, as Queens of Chaos Bellydancers, Celtic Cheer and Mariachi Tulsa perform. The festival begins at 10:30am and ends at 3:30pm. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 595-7271.
Music Royalty. The Flytrap Music Hall, 514 E. 2nd St., stages Midwest Kings, the Tulsa-based, regional touring, alternative rock band. MWK was a launching point for the career of David Cook, winner of the seventh season of American Idol. No official word if Cook will be at the show, but you never know what could happen. Opening for MWK will be Dallas-based band Paco Estrada & One Love, with performances by Nothing More and Bryan Jewett. Tickets are $15. The show is open to guests 18 or older. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, visit flytrapeventcenter.com.
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