Parlez-vous francais? The Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis, continues its Second Annual Tulsa Festival de [French] Films with a presentation of The Necessities of Life (Ce qu'il faut por vivre) at 7 p.m. Directed by Benoît Pilon, the film tells the story of Inuit hunter Tiivii (Natar Ungalaag), who becomes depressed when he must leave his northern home to recover from tuberculosis in Quebec City. In the hospital, he befriends a young orphan Kaki (Paul-André Brasseur), who speaks his language and helps draw him out of his dejection. The Circle will continue to screen French films through March 28. For ticket prices and more information, visit circlecinema.com.
Toast and Tan. If you've read the New York Times bestseller, "The Joy Luck Club," then you might really enjoy meeting its author Amy Tan as Tulsa Townhall continues its 75th season lecture series at Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Second Street, and presents "A Morning with Amy Tan." Tan has written a number of best-selling novels including "The Bonesetter's Daughter," "Saving Fish from Drowning," and "The Kitchen God's Wife." The morning kicks off with a press and student conference at 9:30am followed by her lecture at 10:30am. Tulsa Townhall is a non-profit organization that organizes educational lecture series with prominent speakers. Individual tickets are not available for the lecture, but season tickets for the entire series are $60. For more information, visit tulsatownhall.com.
Boom Boom Room. We've got a feeling...that this will be a good night. The BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, presents the Black Eyed Peas in their first North American headline tour since 2006, when they toured for their album Monkey Buiness. The band, which is comprised of members will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo and Fergie, released its most recent record, The E.N.D (Energy Never Dies), in June. The E.N.D. features such Billboard hits as "Boom Boom Pow," "Meet Me Halfway," "Imma Be" and "I Gotta Feeling." Opening for the Black Eyed Peas will be LMFAO, whose most recent single is the Billboard hit "Shots," and Ludacris, famous for such singles as "Rollout," "Stand Up," "Runaway Love" and "How Low Can You Go." The show is at 7:30pm, and tickets range from $49.50-$81.50. For more information, visit bokcenter.com.
Final Call. One of the most significant artists of the 20th Century, Allan Houser's work is currently on exhibit at Gilcrease Museum, 1400 Gilcrease Museum Road, in an exhibit called Unconquered: Allan Houser and the Legacy of One Apache Family. Although Houser is known for his bronze and stone sculpture, this exhibition also features some of Houser's paintings and personal effects. His influences range from his Chiricahua Apache upbringing to geometric and abstract form. This exhibition also features work from Houser's sons, Phillip and Bob Haozous, artists who have also gained a presence on the world stage. The exhibition has been on display since Nov. 2009, and continues until March 21. For more information, visit gilcrease.org.
Tied Together. In its final days after partaking in the New Genre Arts Festival earlier this month, ASK: Tulsa will be closing its installation on March 25. Artist Mark Rumsey opened his installation at Living Arts, 307 E. Brady on March 5. Rumsey constructed a rope from tiny pieces of fabric over the course of three days. Local citizens wrote on those pieces of paper their hopes, wishes, dreams and prayers and tied them to the rope. Visit this beautiful gesture for the last time. The gallery is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 1pm till 5pm and Thursday and Friday, 1pm-9pm. For more information, visit livingarts.org.
Monkeying Around. Just when you thought the monkey business had slowed down in Tulsa, it hasn't. Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St., has lots of it going on as it presents 100 Monkeys tonight. Don't expect to see 100 monkeys literally playing instruments, either. This band doesn't just bring its usual suspects (Ben Graupner, Ben Johnson, Jackson Rathbone and Jerad Anderson), but they're also showing up with Wighead, Alex and the Anders and the Kissing Club. Plus, Twilight fans get a chance to see Jasper up-close and personal. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:45pm. Tickets are $17 in advance or $19 at the door. For more information, visit cainsballroom.com.
Crossing Lines. Good News! Midwest artist Gooding returns to his regional roots with a performance at Flytrap Music Hall, 514 E. Second St. He has been relentlessly performing, touring and recording for fans, and he makes his appearance here tonight for his "50 States in Five Months" tour. Throughout his tour, fans can follow Gooding through his viral videos as he crosses state lines to reach his next tour stop. Phil Marshall, The Televised and Brandon Davis chip in on the fun for tonight's show, too. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. For more information, visit flytrapeventcenter.com.
Madness Blitz. Need a spot to keep an eye on how your NCAA bracket falls? Head to Side Line Sports Bar and Grill, 5936 S. Lewis. With a nice bar setting and TVs surrounding the area, it shouldn't be hard to catch a March Madness game around here. Not interested in the games? Then, try out their pool tables and video games for a fun night out. Plus, Side Line offers a number of bar foods such as nachos, buffalo wings and burgers as well as a fully-stocked bar and beer on tap. The bar opens daily at 11:30am, seven days a week. For more information, visit tulsasideline.com.
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