Second Half Stretch. The baseball season has been heating up, and the Tulsa Drillers have hit the mid-point mark of the season. Tonight at 7:05pm, they take on the Arkansas Travelers in a four-game series. So far, the Drillers have fallen behind in their past meetings of the season, with a 7-9 record, but can make it up with some wins this week. Cheer on the Drillers as they try to level their season with a better second half, and enjoy the weekly Thirsty Thursday of ONEOK Field, 201 N. Elgin. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit tulsadrillers.com.
Time's Wasting. If you haven't yet voted for your favorite Absolute Best of Tulsa Music Awards nominees, it's time to stop procrastinating and start clicking. Today is the last day you can help support local musicians, bands and radio personalities by marking your choice in each of the 28 award categories. Categories include "Band of the Year," "Artist of the Year," and "Best Club for Live Music," and feature such nominees as Eric and the Adams, The Colony and Fiawna Forte. For further details on "Song of the Year," visit Page 58. Otherwise, go to abotmusicawards.com now to cast your vote.
Tugging the Heart Strings. From lawn ornaments to glittery shirts, gourmet bean dips and live music performances, an Affair of the Heart has let shoppers browse and buy to their hearts' content for a solid 15 years. Approximately 500 exhibitors from at least 20 states will offer their fares of antiques, art and gourmet food within the QuikTrip Center, 4145 E. 21st Ave., this weekend. The Heart of Tulsa hosts the show. Times for today are from 9am to 6pm and from 11am to 5pm on Sunday. Buy one $6 ticket, and you're good for the entire event. For more information about An Affair of the Heart, visit to heartoftulsa.com
Bowled Over. Tonight, you'll have a variety of big names to choose from to rock your face off.
If you are looking to add something different to your porridge, then cancel dinner plans and head straight over for a helping of Bowling for Soup at The Ivey Lounge, 3340 S. Peoria Ave. For more than a decade, the Grammy-award nominated band has entertained with hits such as "Girl All the Bad Guys Want" and "1985." The band will attempt to heat up the stage on Brookside. Show starts at 7pm. Tickets are $19. Check out cainsballroom.com
for more information.
Bloody RAW. Since classical times and probably long before then, people have enjoyed watching well-muscled, nearly or entirely naked men wrestle each other to the ground. And if WWE Raw's coming to the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave., is any kind of testament, the sport still has a large following. In fact, USA Network's Monday Night Raw boasts the title of longest-running, episodic weekly cable TV program. See all of the rough-and-tough favorites from Chris Jericho to John Cena in the main event bout. Tickets prices range from $17 to $62. Doors open at 6:15pm, and the show begins at 7:15pm. Visit bokcenter.com for tickets.
America, the Beautiful. Take a walk through America's past with the exhibit, America: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of a Nation. The 400 items at the Gilcrease Museum, 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Road, travel through times of turmoil as well as triumph dating all the way back to the colonial days. Discover three centuries of art, artifacts and archival materials at this exhibit. General admission for the museum is $8 for adults. The exhibit continues through June 3, 2011, so make sure to plan a visit soon. Visit gilcrease.org for more information.
Laugh Only Zone. On this Hump Day, how about laughing away the pain of knowing it is still the middle of the work week? Comedian Dale Jones will be filling The Loony Bin, 6808 S. Memorial Drive, with grins and giggles as he entices audiences with his high-energy comedy show. Jones has brought his contorted facial expressions and spit-fire comedy to shows such as Last Comic Standing and 30 Seconds to Fame. Now he is showing his wild side to Tulsa. Tickets are $6 and the laughs begin at 8pm. He'll have other shows through Saturday. Visit loonybincomedy.com for more information.
Life is but a Dream. Enter the dream world in a big way as the Cinemark IMAX Theatre, 10802 E. 71st St., envelops audiences with Inception. Get ready for all the twists, twirls and turns of this sci-fi thriller as Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page maneuver their way through the most threatening device -- the human mind -- and execute one of the most dangerous espionage missions known to man. With Leo's name attached, this one's sure to pull big box-office numbers as the summer blockbuster season continues. Adult tickets are $11 and $9 for children. Visit cinemark.com for more information.
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