Thurs., Jan. 13
Dark Sound. The moon might hideout for a bit when The Daymoths take the stage at the Sound Pony, 409 N. Main St. The combined efforts of Emily Dantuma and Ollie Dodge will entice lovers of pop while exploring the darker side of the genre. This married duo from St. Paul, Minn. rocks through hits from their self-entitled debut album while crowds enjoy the surroundings of one of Tulsa's best indie-rock venues. You can even pick up some handmade soap if you're feeling a little grimy, as the duo is selling it while traveling cross-country. Visit thesoundpony.com for more information.
Fri., Jan. 14
Hold On. Once part of the alternative Christian band, DC Talk, the solo tobyMac is now one of the biggest names in Christian music and is bringing Winter Wonder Slam Tour to Tulsa. Mac and his Diverse City band take center stage at the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave. Come jump in the mosh pit and sing (or yell) along with tunes such as City on Our Knees and Get Back Up. The slam jam kicks off at 7pm with Brandon Heath and House of Heroes opening. Tickets are $20-44. Visit mabeecenter.com for more information.
Sat., Jan. 15
Throw Mud. Rev your engines and race down to the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. This 25th anniversary is bringing out the big guns and Kevin Swindell is aching to get two wins in a row. Come out, bring your air horns and cheer on the drivers at this unique Midget racing event. Racers from the likes of NASCAR to Sprint Car are no stranger to the clay oval on the lower level of Expo Square's QuikTrip Center, 4145 E. 21st St. The four night race meet ends Jan. 15. Visit chilibowl.com for more information.
Sun., Jan. 16
An Apple a Day. Wonder through the land of Narnia as Encore! Theatre Arts presents The Magicians Nephew. The cast of young local entertainers portray Digory and Polly on a magical adventure to find a healing apple and return it home to an ailing mother. Jadis, the former White Witch of Narnia, engages Digory in a good versus evil battle. The magic sparks at Tulsa Little Theatre, 1511 S. Deleware, Jan. 13-16. Adult tickets are $16, students and seniors are $13 and children under 12 are $11. Visit encoretulsa.com for more information.
Mon., Jan. 17
Train Comin'. No one can quite pinpoint if Railroad Earth falls into a bluegrass, folk, Americana or jamgrass genre. Either way, this rock meets string band approach to music thrills audiences nationwide. Don't miss as this six-member band sails through tracks off their newest self-titled album. Tunes like Long Walk Home and Potter's Field will keep music lovers pining for more. Great American Taxi opens the night at 7:30pm. So set your sights for Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St. Tickets are $23. Visit cainsballroom.com for more information.
Tues., Jan. 18
Gathering Works. Artist, Cathy Deuschle, pursues a new angle in her latest collection, Aggregate. Perception of each painting, such as Ball Game, differs as onlookers deeply study the many levels of the artwork. Assembling each painting via a combination of encaustic and oil painting, stained glass, clay, pastel, stitching, small sculpture, drawing and juxtaposed found objects. Let your mind wander as you stroll through the Myers Gallery, 307 E. Brady, taking in the sights of this new collection. Visit livingarts.org for more information.
Wed., Jan. 19
Strut Your Stuff. Get spiffy and shine your shoes. It's time for a night out on the town at Enso Bar, 104 S. Detroit. The chic copper-top bar, European vibe and inviting sofas convince patrons to sit down and stay awhile. Cozy up with friends and keep warm with the perfect cosmo or grab a brew, take in the chill tunes and get to know the always welcoming bartender. If you're looking for a night that won't break the bank, Enso offers $4 well drinks and $2 PBR. Visit ensobar.com for more information.
Thurs., Jan. 20
Redheaded Wit. Love her or hate her, it's hard not to laugh when she has a microphone in her hand. With a career that spans some of the hottest comedy gigs in the nation to a book that addresses life as a comedian in the big leagues, Kathy Griffin is up to her old tricks on the Tulsa stage. This Emmy winner is sure to have a sold-out show at Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady St. The doors open at 7pm. Griffin is likely to cover her life and times on the red carpet, and she's not one to hold back any of the juicy details. Tickets are $55-67. Visit bradytheater.com for more information.
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