'Twas the Night. Christmas with a twang is coming to the Bartlesville Community Center, 300 S.E. Adams Blvd. The Music Room Series Christmas Show brings a little rock and a lot of attitude to the stage at 7:30pm. This year, go country and get in the Christmas spirit with Jo Dee Messina. Visit bartlesvillecommunitycenter.com for more information.
Cheer To All Whos Far & Near. All the excitement and pleasure of Christmas time jam-packed with all your favorite Dr. Seuss characters? Yes, please. Suessical the Musical is bringing Christmas tidings to Tulsa Dec. 9-11, 15-18 and 22-23. Meet Horton the Elephant, Cat in the Hat and Gertrude McFuzz at Tulsa Convention Center's Assembly Hall, 100 Civic Center. Visit bokcenter.com for more information.
Pick A Parade. Zip up your coat, double up on socks and stick some hand-warmers in your pockets -- it's parade day. Not just one this year, but two parades will be floating through town in lieu of the holiday -- or is it Christmas -- spirit. Check out the new Tulsa Christmas Parade at Tulsa Hills at 71st St. and Olympia Ave.; or settle in at the Tulsa Holiday Parade of Lights for a downtown adventure at 4th St. and Elgin Ave. Both festivities kick off at 6pm. Happy Holidays and/or Merry Christmas.
Pleasant Surprise. Let the Christmas spirit take over as Clark Youth Theater performs a classic holiday play, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. See how the Herdmans get the lead roles in the Christmas play and the production seems to unravel at the Henthorne Performing Arts Center, 4825 S. Quaker, Dec. 3-4 and 8-11 at 7:30pm; and Dec. 5 and 12 at 2pm. Call 918-746-5065 for more information.
Little Boom. Bundle the kids up in winter scarves and heavy coats -- it's time to get out of the house for a musical adventure. The Midtown School of Performing Arts is having a musical explosion at Brookside Library, 1207 E. 45th Pl. Mommies and daddies can bring the kiddos out for a drummin' good time. Children up to five years old can pick up an instrument and play along at Bouncin' Beethovens from 10:30-11am. Visit tulsalibrary.org for more information.
Enter In. Sail the seven seas and make way for the coast of Spain. Stroll through the gallery at Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis, to see the colorful beauty of the Spanish culture. A Room With Two Views captures the heart and soul of the country through photography, oil on canvas and colored pencil works. The exhibit by Cynthia Marcoux and Matt Moffett will be on display through Jan. 16, 2012. Visit circlecinema.com for more information.
Light Up. Thousands of lights carefully placed, ornaments dripping from branches, tinsel meticulously hung and an outdoor skating rink just begging for some action -- Winterfest has arrived. Meet Segway Santa, mosey through the Holiday Market and take a jaunt on a carriage at this year's downtown Christmas celebration. The festivities continue through Jan. 2. Visit bokcenter.com for more information.
Harmonious Sounds. Let your ears relax as you allow the sweet melodic tunes of the Tulsa Camerata blow you away at their Chamber Virtuosi performance. The soothing strings of the musicians will be featured playing unique solos with their colleagues. The eloquent and exquisite night of performance begins at 7pm at the All Souls Unitarian Church, 2952 S. Peoria. Visit tulsacamerata.org for more information.
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