Back to Ancient Times. Journey back to ancient Egyptian times and their way of life in Philbrook Museum's, 2727 S. Rockford Road, latest exhibit, To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures. During ancient times, Egyptians believed that death could be defeated with proper ritual and preparation. To Live Forever showcases the burial practices of society. From upper class to the lower echelon, the exhibit displays artifacts and other pieces that were used to preserve and house the deceased. In addition, there's information available on the funeral processes and rituals carried throughout those times. The museum is open Tuesday-Wednesday, Friday-Sunday, 10am-5pm and Thursdays until 8pm. For more information, visit philbrook.org.
Nothing Weirder. There's nothing really unusual about the Brady Arts District, with the exception of the Tulsa Artists' Coalition Gallery's new exhibit, Strange Times. Kansas City Art Institute student Zac James Heimdale brings his work to Tulsa for a month-long exhibit. Of his artwork, Heimdale said: "I have an interest in what I have begun recently to call my Frankenstein aesthetic. I think that is the best way to describe my combination of guttural and sometimes darker themes such as loss, physical deformity and sexual frustration, with the use of found materials, multiple paint layers and heavy-handed gestural mark making within my visual language." The exhibit opens tonight at 6pm. The exhibit runs through July 31. For more information, visit tacgallery.org.
The One-Man Band. He can sing, conduct, direct and play tons of instruments, but Brad Morris wants to take the simple approach to things when he performs at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., tonight. In Brad Morris: Here I Am, Morris goes back to basics and uses only his vocal chords to entertain the crowd. With songs from the past 60 years being used, he had to add his own spin to a few things to jazz it up and "soulify" them to make this his own. Who knows what he'll sing or do? He's also backed up by a full band and back-up singers.
Tickets are $10 and $20. The show starts at 7:30pm. For more information, visit tulsapac.com
In with a Bang. It's the nation's birthday, and it's time to celebrate the 234th Independence Day in classic fashion. Pull out your red, white and blue garb to put outside of the house and crack open the grill for the great American barbecue. If you're looking to get out of the house -- and out of grilling -- the annual Freedomfest will be taking place in three different locations, including River West Festival Park, Elwood's and Veterans Park. Hang out with friends and family until the firework celebration that night. Just wanting the spark and glam of the fireworks for a great Fourth of July? Turn to Page 49 in our Events section for all of the fireworks shows in the area.
Get Hot and Sweaty. It's time to put those hips and that butt to work in the Zumba class. Born in the United States by a Colombian aerobics instructor, Zumba has come to be one of the most popular and well-recognized workouts. Integrating Latin rhythms and music with aerobic exercise, the 60-minute workout hits on all of the right cylinders by working abs, legs, thighs and cardio. The workout is good for health and for a good laugh. Classes are held at Central Community Center Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30pm. The cost for the class is $20 per month. For more information on other classes or Zumba itself, visit zumba.com.
Oooh ... It's Justin. Move over Justin Timberlake. Get ready to hold back all of those swooning tweens. Twilight's new movie might be newly released, but that doesn't compare to any level as Justin Bieber comes to the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, for a one-night performance. Known world-wide for his hit single, "Baby," the Canadian teen heartthrob will perform songs from his first two albums, My World and My World 2.0. Joining him on tour, singer and rapper Sean Kingston performs an opening set. Doors open at 6pm, and the show starts at 7pm. Tickets are $31.50 to $51.50, but there are also VIP packages available at $139.50 and $349.50. For more information, visit bokcenter.com.
Kicker. When you think you've got bad luck, Nothing More proves that you can persevere in the wake of it. Performing at Flytrap Music Hall, 514 E. 2nd St., this band gives a new meaning to the word: survivor. After a burned down RV, being left without a lead singer and being stuck in mud on Christmas Eve, the band has internalized all of its problems and laid it all out into its music. The group takes its grit and grind and brings it to the stage day in and day out. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $7.50 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information about the band or the show, visit flytrapmusichall.com.
A Wee Bit of Irish Flavor. St. Patrick's Day wouldn't be a holiday in Tulsa without Arnie's, but it's a Blue Dome staple the other 364 days of the year, too. Started in 1956 on 15th Street and now alive and kicking at 318 E. 2nd St., it's a historic draw for many Tulsans. Open 2pm till 2am daily, Arnie's provides a daily happy hour (including all day Sunday) and ongoing specials, such as $1.50 draws tonight and free pizza Fridays. They've got a thing for music, too, as Cairde na Gael performs every other Thursday on the Arnie's stage. For more information, visit arniesbar.com or call 583-0797.
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