Transcend the Ordinary. Catch the last few days of Norman artist Audra Urquhart's exhibit, Touching Transcendence: Ubiquity and the Sphere. Urquhart invites viewers to explore heady questions like "What is a waterfall?" and "Am I the spheres; are you?" while stepping into the world of her creations. Showing at the Tulsa Artists' Coalition Gallery, 9 E. Brady St., from 6-9 p.m. For more, check out tacgallery.org.
Cardboard Creations. It's time to put on your thinking cap so you can construct a fun, innovative flotation device for the 4th Annual River Rumba and Cardboard Boat Regatta in Muskogee! Or gather up a few friends, sit on the sidelines and watch the interesting entries float by at Three Forks Harbor, Muskogee. The parade of boats and harbor party is from 6:30-10pm, and features live music by Infinity. The cardboard boat races will be held on the 27. Registration is at 9am, and we're off to the races at 10am (till approximately 2pm). Check out forms, rules and info at exchangeclubmuskogee.org.
Bluesy Saturday. Watch Green Country's best blues groups duke it out at the 8th Annual Blues Challenge. The winners will represent the Blues Society of Tulsa at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Bands like Pat Moss & the Juke Joint Revival, Backroad Blues Band, Pipefull of Blues Band, Sunday Moan, Visionary and the Black Kat Benders are just a handful of the Tulsa talent that'll be rocking your socks off at the VFW Post 577, 1109 E. 6th St. Doors open at 1:30pm. Solo and duo acts -- like Rattlesnake Blake and Jay Lesikar -- start at 2pm, while the bands kick off at 4:30 pm. Check out bluessocietyoftulsa.com for more.
Happy Dance. Come out and do a little shoulder jammin' in a red Circle Cinema seat during the Oklahoma Dance Film Festival, starting on Saturday, NY Export: Opus Jazz, a film restaging of Jerome Robbin's beloved "ballet in sneakers" shot in New York City, will run at 1 p.m. along with selected experimental short films. On Sun., Aug. 29, Dancing Across Borders, a documentary about a young Cambodian boy whose dancing talent took him on a journey to premier dance stages in America, will also run at 1pm. Grab tix at the Circle, 10 S. Lewis Ave.
Ready to Rumble. The buff and bronzed stars of WWE RAW will throw down at the BOK Center starting at 7:15pm WWE has been performing in Tulsa since 1987, and now they're back, smackin' fools and throwin' folding chairs in this nationally televised event. Your favorite RAW stars will be there, like John Cena, The Miz, Rey Mysterio, Jack Swagger, Kofi Kingston and more. Tickets are on sale through the bokcenter.com, all tickets.com outlets or by calling 1-866-7-BOKCTR.
Mix It Up. Head out to the IDL Ballroom to mingle and chat with City Council candidates for Council-rama! From 5:30-7:30pm, snack on goodies from Abuelo's, grab a free first beer (courtesy of KRMG, the hosts of the event), then find the candidates who want to make a difference in your district. You can also register to vote, learn fun facts about your district and ask the candidates questions.
Get Toasty with Hosty. Mike Hosty, half of the popular Norman two-man group, Hosty Duo, will be jamming at Baker Street Pub & Grill, 6620 S. Memorial Dr. Sherlock's preferred bar offers great drink specials during the week, so grab a music-lovin' bud, sit back and choose your poison from $2.75 domestic big beers, $3.75 premium big beers and $4 bombs.
Beers and Brats. Start your weekend off early and right with $1 beers (12 oz.), $1 Pepsi drinks (21 oz.) and $1 authentic German brats at the Tulsa Drillers game. It's a Thirsty
Thursday and Oktoberfest Night all rolled into one at the Tulsa Drillers game. ONEOK field will be abuzz with chicken dancing and German music while fans get a preview of
Oktoberfest's popular bier barrel race. The Drillers face off against the Springfield Cardinals starting at 8:05pm.
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