Soulful Groove. Scat, stomp, pick and pluck at this year's fall season opener for Jazz Depot, 111 E. 1st St. The 2011 Jazz Fest kicks off with hits from John Coltrane, Miles Davis and more. Vocal sensation Pam Van Dyke Crosby lights up the microphone while Eldar Djangirov tickles the ivories with his trio of musicians. Honor the memory of famed Oklahoma jazz artist Joe Lee Wilson as fellow Okies pay tribute to the blues singer. Dance down to the Depot Sept. 1-4. Visit okjazz.org for more information.
Changing Times. Push and prod the outdated (all-white) women's social club into a new era of acceptance and inclusivity at the annual recruitment meeting of Daughters of the Lone Star State. Hilarious chaos erupts as more unorthodox town members seek to join the aging group. Prejudice is literally dying out and the club can't continue if it doesn't allow alternative women to join. Break down the walls with the Broken Arrow Community Playhouse at The Main Place, 1800 S. Main St., in Broken Arrow, Sept. 2-4, 9-11. Visit bacptheatre.com for more information.
Dust Off. Tote your shovel, bucket and wildest imagination to Nienhuis Park, 3201 N. 9th St., in Broken Arrow. The SandDazzle Sand Sculpture Contest kicks off at 11am and artists of all levels will keep constructing their masterpieces until 4pm. Build a castle with a wide mote or a mermaid swimming to shore. Lather up with sunscreen and catch a sand wave at Broken Arrow's makeshift beach experience. Call 918-259-7000 for more information.
Do the Twist. Smash, smush, dance and dive into a fresh collection of some Mother Nature's sweetest fruit. The annual Grape Stomp at Stone Bluff Cellars, 24145 E. 191st St. S., in Haskell kicks off at 4pm. Stampede through buckets of grapes and let the purple juice stain your feet for an afternoon of fall fun in the sun. Get down, dirty and a tad bit sticky as you prepare the season's harvest to be cultivated into fine wine. Visit stonebluffcellars.com for more information.
Unlock the Mystery. Become immersed in the mysterious ways of Paris with Julia Jarmond. The streets of France have seen long-forgotten atrocities and some of the citizens still remember the bloodshed and terror that accompanied the Vel d'Hiv Roundup in 1942. Dive into the life of Sarah Starzynski as she recalls her family's nightmare in Sarah's Key. Showing at Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis, Sept. 2-8. Visit circlecinema.com for more information.
Remember When. Dance through the 20's, soar with the Allies through World War II and land on the moon as man begins to explore outer space. Americans dream big and create opportunities for children to dream bigger and make those dreams come true. Explore the latest exhibit honoring the greatness of the United States at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium, 3624 N. 74th E. Ave. Our Lives, Our Stories: America's Greatest Generation celebrates an era long past but overwhelming memorable. The exhibit is on display through Oct. 20. Visit tulsaairandspacemuseum.org for more information.
Electric Slide. Rock your salsa down to the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, for a night with one of the greatest guitar bands of all time. Santana riffs through town playing four decades worth of hits and spotlighting songs from their latest album, Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time. Visit bokcenter.com for more information.
Troubled Times. Weed through some of society's most timely and controversial themes with Angels in America. The Actor's Company of Tulsa performs Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize winning play at VanTrease Performing Arts Center of Education, 10300 E. 81st St., Sept. 8-11. Uncover the hidden secrets and troubled times of New Yorkers Louis, Prior, Joe and Roy as they struggle to deal with harsh realities. Visit tulsacc.edu for more information.
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