Gettin' Freaky. Turn up the base and amp up the energy -- Freak Juice takes the stage at Treehouse, 1738 S. Boston. Add a little spice to life with a fresh infusion of jazz, hip-hop, reggae and blues as Torrell "Tori" Ruffin from Morris Day and the Time joins the show for a night to remember. Jam to the beat and check out a different side of rock at this one-night engagement. Visit treehouseonboston.com for more information.
Cultural Exploration. Cross the seas to Midtown for an authentic German Advent experience. Search the shops for intricately-designed nutcrackers or spend some time with Saint Nicholas at the thirteenth annual Christkindlmarkt. Indulge in a Schnitzel sandwich and peruse the imported Christmas ornaments at the German American Society of Tulsa, 1429 Terrace Dr., Dec. 2-4. Visit gastulsa.org for more information.
Collision Course. Heat up the grill, pour the beer and turn up the surround sound -- Bedlam kicks off at 7pm. Paint your face crimson and cream, build a personal schooner and get a little rowdy for the University of Oklahoma Sooners. If Pokes are more your speed, feel free to sport a 10-gallon hat and set of pistols for a little Cowboy wrastlin'. OSU and OU face-off in Stillwater at Boone Pickens Stadium. Visit okstate.com or soonersports.com (depending on your preference) for more information.
Grease Lightning. Zip up that poodle skirt, gel back the hair and sport a flipped-collar leather jacket as you step back in time for Spotlight Theater's production of Hot Rod. Peggy Sue soups up her engine for a high-stakes cruisin' showdown but sabotage may throw a wrench in the plan. Get greased at Spotlight Theater, 1381 Riverside Dr., Dec. 2-4, 9-11 and 16-18. Visit spotlighttheater.org for more information.
Think Tank. Deep lyrics and somber melodies work their way into Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, at 8pm. Singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata brings her meaningful and occasionally humorous tunes to the historic wooden dance floor. The disco ball and neon star will be interesting additions to this thought-provoking artist. Artist Mike Viola opens the show with tunes from his latest album release, Good Morning Monkey. Visit cainsballroom.com for more information.
Key to Survival. Steal the best secret Santa gift, survive the madness of department store mayhem, slip away from the dysfunctional family dinner and learn how to truly survive the modern-day holiday season. Christmas Exposed: An Evening with The Onion hosts a hilarious and likely-disrespectful evening at the Harwelden Mansion, 2210 S. Main St. Join longtime features editor Joe Garden at 7pm for drinks, prizes and other surprises. Visit booksmarttulsa.com for more information.
Salute. Honor the fallen, those who currently serving and America's veterans Pearl Harbor Day. Circle Cinema hosts a series of events that recount that epic event that forever changed the face and history of America's involvement in World War II. Stroll through tables of memorabilia; listen intently as veterans tell tales of survival and sacrifice; and view rare footage from American and Japanese archives. A documentary shows at 7pm at Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis. Visit circlecinema.com for more information.
Two Sides to Every Story. The jolly ho ho ho of dear ol' St. Nick may sound a little different if told by someone other than the velour-clad elf, himself. Santa's eight reindeer tell a tale of a naughty Nick and his unscrupulous deeds at the Charles E. Norman Theatre of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. Not a child's bedtime story, The Eight: Reindeer Monologues is best left for those who have always questioned the servitude of a fat man who breaks into homes at night and eats your cookies. Telling "the truth" Dec. 8-11 and 15-18. Visit tulsapac.com for more information.
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