Thursday, March 11
What Happens in Vegas. From the creative and quirky minds of the Greater Tuna team comes Tuna Does Vegas to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Second St. Starring the incomparable duo of Joe Sears and Jaston Williams, the show reunites the crazy characters from the "third smallest town in Texas" as they visit Sin City -- along with everyone else from Tuna, Texas. The show balances an affectionate view of small-town life with a hilarious satire of the same. Tickets are $15-45. For more information, or for tickets, visit tulsapac.com or call 596-7111.
Friday, March 12
Party Like an Animal. If you've been hibernating like a grizzly bear all winter long, it's time to burst out of your slumber in style at the Spring Fling, hosted by the Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E. 36th St. North. The event, which runs 4-7pm, provides fun for the whole family, with dancing, food, arts projects for youngsters, carnival-style games and even behind-the-scenes looks at the habitats of zoo animals. Tickets for Zoo Friends are $10 and $12 for non-members, or you can purchase a "Super Pass," which gives unlimited access to train and carousel rides, for $20-22. For more information, call 669-6600 or visit tulsazoo.org.
Saturday, March 13
Local Headliners. IDL Ballroom at 222 E. 1st Street presents an evening of homegrown talent, staging RadioRadio, Admiral Twin & The Red Alert. RadioRadio, which has been having success expanding its reputation in larger markets, will headline. Admiral Twin returns from a competition in Los Angeles, and will debut some new music at the Tulsa show. The Red Alert, consisting of siblings Hank III and Christy Hanewinkel and their uncle Phillip Hanewinke, was born in 2003 when Hank and Christy were just 14 and eight. Since then they have established themselves as a Tulsa mainstay, and they are currently recording new material. With such a trio of Tulsa talents, this show is sure to be a smash. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information, call 551-7447.
Sunday, March 14
Ride for a Cause. As the weather warms up, it's a great time to get out and ride your hog.
Better yet, ride it for a cause. The Compassion Ride unites local motorcyclists in aiding Haiti. Bikers begin gathering at noon to register and check-in at Tulsa Tech, 3420 S. Memorial Dr. Once the ride begins, bikers will ride all the way to Owasso and grab a bite to eat for lunch at Rib Crib. The registration fee of $25 is said to feed a family in Haiti for one month. The ride starts at 2pm. All proceeds will be donated to the Haiti relief effort. For more information, visit compassionride.org
Monday, March 15
Toast of the Town. One of King's Pointe Village's newest additions is LXi, 5982 S. Yale. LXi is an upscale wine bar serving more than 20 different small plates of expertly prepared gourmet food. Plates include seared scallops over sweet corn cakes and caramelized seven-onion flatbread and all cost around $10. LXi sits right next to D'Novo Lean Gourmet, and after D'Novo closes at 9, its patio is opened up to LXi guests. Its hours are 4:30-11pm Monday through Thursday and 4:30pm -- 1am Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 340-5244.
Tuesday, March 16
Art in 2-D. Showcasing works that give a good representation of the diverse range of contemporary two-dimensional work being created in Oklahoma today, 24 Works on Paper comes to Tulsa. Hosted by the Tulsa Artists' Coalition Gallery, 9 E. Brady St., the traveling exhibit features 24 pieces from 175 entries in a variety of media: drawings, paintings, prints, mixed media, photographs and collages. Several Tulsa artists, such as Eleanor Davy Carmack, Marty Coleman, Don Emrick and Christopher M. Owens, are included in the exhibit. The exhibit runs through March 27. Shown is "Fragments," a mixed-media work by Carmack. Call 592-0041 or visit tacgallery.org for more information.
Wednesday, March 17
Here Come the Irish. He's always after me lucky charms, especially on St. Patrick's Day. Celebrated as a national holiday in Ireland, this day is the feast day of St. Patrick. Festivals celebrating the day are held not only in Ireland but around the world. Tulsa is taking part in the celebration, too, with plenty of parties throughout the city. Among the bars throwing down on St. Paddy's Day are McNellie's Public House on First Street, C.J. Moloney's in Broken Arrow and Kilkenny's on Cherry Street. No matter where you go, there's sure to be some sort of celebration.
Thursday, March 18
Going Camping. Looking for a fun, family friendly activity during spring break? Local museums might have the answer for you. The Oklahoma Aquarium, 300 S. Aquarium Dr., hosts a Spring Break Seacamp for kids to learn about their favorite animals of the sea. The camp costs $250 and runs from 9am-4pm March 15-19.Gilcrease Museum, 1400 Gilcrease Museum Rd., hosts Spring Break Camps which allow kids to learn about art and create some of their own. Camps cost $100-125 and run March 15-19. Philbrook Museum, 2727 S. Rockford, holds Spring Break Drop-In Workshops, allowing families to tour the galleries and create art. The workshops are free with museum admission.
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