Try Me. With a sound that meshes Dave Matthews Band with a hint of reggae, O.A.R. is sure to flood Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St. The college campus sensation brings their latest studio album, All Sides, to life. Jamming through the hits from their most successful endeavors, the Ohio bred band will delight newcomers and impress old followers. Opening for the less than "Shattered" band is The Dirty Heads. This co-op of hip-hop, reggae and acoustic music will be a nice compliment to an already hit packed show. Advanced tickets are available for $29 or same day tickets can be purchased for $31.50. The revolution opens its doors at 7pm and begins jamming for the cause at 8pm. For more information, visit cainsballroom.com.
Get Smashed. The Smashing Pumpkins play to a sold-out show at the Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St. After break-ups and attempted make-ups with the old band lineup, Billy Corgan recently moved on and is now touring with a new backing band. This hasn't affected The Pumpkins popularity, however. This leg of the band's national tour has sold out several venues and is winning critical acclaim. Those who were lucky to snag a ticket can look forward to a roundup of their greatest hits-old and new. Doors open at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm. Visit cainsballroom.com for more information.
Band & Brew. The region's favorite breweries brought together in one accord to celebrate the 2010 Harvest Beer Festival. For lovers of brew and seekers of tunes, James E. McNellie's Public House, 409 E. 1st St, opens its doors for a celebration. With over 40 beers to choose from, patrons are sure to find a favorite. The (oh so inviting) catch: all paying attendees receive a 7 oz. pilsner glass and are encouraged to sample unlimited beers. The Tulsa native Brandon Clark Band will serve up Americana country rock starting at 7pm. The festival begins at noon.
Tickets are $18 if purchased before the day of festivities and $25 for all the spontaneous beer bellies. For more information, visit mcnellies.com
Twinkle Toe Birdie. The world's most popular ballet takes flight at the Chapman Music Hall, 110 E. 2nd St., as the Tulsa Ballet presents Swan Lake. Captivating audiences, Tchaikovsky's score tells the timeless story of true love and despair as onlookers terry through the struggle between good and evil with the handsome prince. Performances soar Sept. 24, 25 and 26. Shows begin at 8pm on Friday and Saturday and 3pm on Sunday. Ticket prices range from $20 to $70 for beautiful and ugly ducklings alike. For more information, visit tulsapac.com.
Go Get Your Gun. Slinging rounds and shooting shots, Crystal Pistol Saloon, 417 N. Main, entertains patrons with DJ night, Death Star Radio. If the hunt is on for a friendly boot-wearing bartender, a good record spin or a $3 Guinness pint, the Pistol caters to Tulsans from every walk of life. Wander through Crystal's door to cozy on up to the bar or nestle in a chair out back and watch the stars while throwing back a cold one. So tip your hat, holster your gun and get on down to Crystal Pistol for a not so Wild West adventure.
Worth 1000 Words. Come stroll through history at the Gilcrease Museum, 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Rd., as the renowned gallery showcases more than 75 of the Gilcrease Collection's portraits, landscapes and historical scenes. Spanning more than 150 years, History In Focus: Photographic Images From the Gilcrease Collection depicts everything from Sitting Bull to the Oklahoma Land Run. Only available to the public until Oct. 10, the Gilcrease invites spectators of all ages to take a trip through time. The collection can be viewed at the Helmerich Hall and Gallery 4, Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Admission to the museum is $8 for adults and children 18 and under are admitted free. For more information, visit gilcrease.org
Couch Talk. Take a load off and chat awhile with Justin Leon as he explains the logic (or lack thereof) behind truck lovin' folk and their proudly displayed 'truck nuts.' The conversations that friends boldly attack, or some tip-toe around, are happening via microphone at the Loony Bin, 6808 S. Memorial Dr., Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm with encore performances Friday and Saturday at 10:30pm. Lend an ear as Leon addresses his interracial marriage and why neighbors think he's chasing down a white woman when they go for a couple's jog. The couch is available for $6 on Wednesday and Thursday and $10 on Friday and Saturday. For more information visit loonybincomedy.com
Fair Game. If attending a livestock show, a Finger Eleven concert and a pie-eating contest all in one location is on your bucket list, skate out to Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., for the Tulsa State Fair, which begins today. Roller coaster your way through live bands, Disney on Ice and most importantly, fried foods from Sept. 30 to Oct. 10. Gate admission for adults is $10 on Friday through Sunday and $8 Monday through Thursday. Ticket prices for children age 5--12 are $6 and children under 5 are free. The fair offers fun for all ages, so don't miss out on this fall festivity. For more information, visit tulsastatefair.com.
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