Freeze Frame. It's the last month of the year and Oklahomans for Equality spotlight a local photographer with a little bit of a different view. Liz Ingersoll will be at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, 621 E. 4th St., to showcase her Inspirational Collection. Liz captures those fleeting moments in life in a way that only a lens can forever hold it frozen in time. This collection includes motivational and inspirational quotes that are dear to Ingersoll and that influence her artwork. Meet this talented photographer and stroll through the gallery from 6pm to 9pm. Ingersoll's art will remain in the gallery through Jan. 3. Visit okeq.org for more information.
On the Road Again. It's not very often that masses flood a venue to see a 77-year old man wield a guitar and microphone but fans just can't stay away from American legend, Willie Nelson. The man is a pop culture brand in and of himself and he is coming to Spiritbank Event Center, 10441 S. Regal Blvd., for one night only. Partnering with some of the best during his long career, Nelson brings Kevin Fowler and his son, Lukas Nelson, to the stage with him during this tour. Whether it's the music or all the causes he's supported during his stardom that draws you in, this living legend shouldn't be missed. The band starts rockin' at 7:30pm and tickets start at $35. Visit spiritbankeventcenter.com for more information.
Cleanin' Up. Funny man Brian Regan takes the stage at the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave., to bring a little laughter to Tulsa. OK, a lot of laughter to Tulsa. Performing on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and "The Late Show with David Letterman," Regan solidified his place in comedy and continues to travel the country slaying audiences. Take a seat or a roll down the aisle as Regan brings his animated stories of everyday adventures to life. The hilarity starts at 8pm and tickets begin at $37.50. Visit mabeecenter.com for more information.
One Life to Live. In youth, one is expected to be a little careless and rebellious but most don't land in jail. Travel through an unexpected journey with a young girl named Arlene in, Getting Out. Presented by Tulsa University's Department of Theatre, 800 S. Tucker Dr., this tale of a young woman surviving an unorthodox life when the world seems bent on breaking her leaves audiences caught up in drama and a heart-wrenching reality. Arlene and fellow characters take the stage Dec. 2--6. Visit utulsa.edu for more information.
If You Only Knew. Missing an acoustic evening with Shinedown at the Osage Event Center, 951 W. 36th St. North, would be a mistake. This rising band carries the crowd into every emotion the music rifts through and front man, Brent Smith, knows just how to connect that music to his listeners. The stripped sound of Shinedown gives the band an edge that some mainstream rock bands never manage to channel. Bring air guitars to jam with and lighters to sway with; this show is sure to give a little bit of everything. Will Hoge, the mostly chill and completely endearing singer/songwriter, is set to open the show at 7pm. Tickets are $35. Visit milliondollarelm.com for more information.
Winter Wonderland. No ice storm and yet, downtown is going to be a little slick again this year. Come out to Winterfest and slip, slide and skate around on a real, no vehicles other than a Zamboni allowed, outdoor ice skating rink. Bringing home the festive season, this celebration includes a towering tree, horse and carriage rides, delicious concessions, live music and don't forget the "Segway Santa." That quick wheeling Santa is such an icon of the season. Well, he's trying. Brave the cold and climb on the Ferris wheel and other amusement rides. This massive winter playground opens at 4pm and gates close at 11pm. Winterfest only lasts until Jan. 2., so don't dilly dally and get down to the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver. There is no admission fee but it is $8 per person to skate and only $5 if you bring your own skates. Hours and prices vary for other attractions. Visit bokcenter.com for more information.
Homestate Duel. Come out to the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, to witness streaks of blue and orange as the Tulsa Golden Hurricane tries to outshoot, outmaneuver and outplay the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The two fan-favorite schools take the court at 8pm and promise to give it their all since, at the very least, the entire northeastern population of the state will be watching. The cowboys are accustomed to tornados but putting down a hurricane could be a little trickier. When tickets are as little as $15, there's no excuse for missing Captain Cane and Pistol Pete face-off at center court. Visit bokcenter.com for more information.
Sad Little Tree. Everyone loves that little bald, often-melancholy Charlie Brown and he's coming to Tulsa for Christmas. Then again, young and young at heart need to have A Charlie Brown Christmas every now and then. Snoopy, Sally and the whole gang are there to help Charlie decorate his poor sparse Christmas tree and find the true meaning behind the season. Come join the iconic Charles M. Schulz characters at Tulsa Performing Arts Center's Liddy Doenges Theatre, 110 E. 2nd St., on Dec. 9--12 at 7:30pm with matinee performances on Dec. 11--12 at 2pm. Tickets are $25 for children of all ages, even the older, bald and melancholy type. Visit tulsapac.com for more information.
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