Wowzer. In Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize winning play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, a powerful but turbulent Southern family gathers at their Mississippi estate, ostensibly to celebrate the birthday of patriarch Big Daddy. Big Daddy has cancer, but his doctors and relatives have conspired to hide the diagnosis from him and his wife. At the gathering, his relatives attempt to ingratiate themselves with Big Daddy, with an eye toward his enormous fortune. Theatre Tulsa presents this production of the play, which explores themes of disgust with the world and decaying Southern society. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof will show in the Liddy Doenges Theatre in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Second St. Show times are 8pm, March 25-27. For more information, visit tulsapac.com or theatretulsa.org.
Who Let the Dogs Out? This day goes to the dogs as the American Dog Kennel Club presents the National Agility Competition at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., this weekend. Teams from across the country and more than 80 breeds will compete through a rigorous five rounds of competition and jump to specified heights. "The crowd is always excited to watch the dogs and you can feel the excitement in the air from the entrants and spectators as the most talented athletes in the canine world face off to determine which are the best agility dogs in the country," said AKC Director of Agility Andy Hartman. The competition continues through March 28. For more information, visit exposquare.com, or call 744-1113.
More than a Box. Black comedy is on the menu for the Circle Cinema's, 12 S. Lewis, midnight movie. The Circle screens The Room, a film written and directed by Tommy Wiseau, who also plays the main character Johnny. The Room follows the trio of Johnny, Lisa (Juliette Danielle), his fiance and Mark (Greg Sestero), his best friend. When Lisa falls out of love with Johnny, a love triangle develops between the three of them. The Room will play at midnight tonight. Tickets are $8.25 for adults, and $7 for students and seniors. For more information, visit circlecinema.com.
E is for Elmo! Sesame Street's classic friends will visit the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, for the final time today for Sesame Street Life: 1-2-3-Imgagine! with Elmo & Friends. Ernie will sail the sea, Elmo will visit the African rainforest and Bert will make friends with a glum octopus in this musical that teaches children about the power of imagination. Show times are at 1pm and 4:30pm. Discounted tickets will be offered for groups of 10 or more, and military personnel will receive a discount of $5. Tickets range from $14-30. For show times and more information, visit bokcenter.com.
Eat to Your Health. There's nothing better than going out to eat and doing it for a reason. A reason other than basic survival, that is. Eating Out for Equality has teamed up with El Guapo's for a fundraiser tonight at the popular restaurant, 332 East First St. Try the Tacos El Guapo with a choice of chicken, steak or pork, or maybe fill your take with the Wet Burrito. Whatever the case might be, just get out and eat your heart out. During the night, 25 percent of the proceeds go toward benefitting Oklahomans for Equality. For more information, visit okeq.org.
Brought to Life. Immortalized in the movie Coach Carter, the real Coach Ken Carter will be speaking at Holland Hall. Carter originally made headlines by benching his undefeated basketball team right before the California state championships due to their unsatisfactory classroom performance. Mayhem and fury followed, and you know what happened if you saw the rest of the movie. Carter will present a talk entitled "The Possibilities are Endless" in the Second Annual Tulsa Youth Speaker Series. The talk will be at 7 p.m. in Holland Hall's Walker Art Center, 5666 East 81st St. The event is free and open to the public, and no reservations are necessary. For more information, call 481-1111 ext. 267.
Step by Step. Brick x Brick implies a lot about bricks, but there's more to it in Celeste Vaught's artistic series. Now on display at Pearl Gallery, 1201 E. Third St., Brick x Brick displays some of the most historic buildings and architecture around town. Throughout her creative process, Vaught has documented many of her thoughts on her blog, appropriately titled, "Brick x Brick." The exhibit is open to the public. The Pearl Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 11am till 5pm. For more information, visit celestevaughtart.blogspot.com.
Got Ya Fooled. We're sad to announce that Urban Tulsa Weekly has published its last issue. Psych! April Fools! Take advantage of the one day out of the year when you're encouraged to tell the biggest whoppers possible. Try to convince your friends you won the lottery, or got on to Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, or were admitted into Harvard's Law School. Exercise your creativity, and see what you can get your friends to believe. You never can be too outlandish on this day. For more information, or for April Fools jokes for those of you who can't think of any, visit your computer and Google it!
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