Bourgeoisie. Feeling like the nouveau riche for an evening may be possible, but only if you dine at the student-run restaurant at the Culinary Institute of Platt College. Offering fabulous fare alongside choice wines imported directly from France, the occasion has arrived to step up and step out to the Beaujolais Nouveau dinner, 3717 S. Sheridan Road. 7-9pm. For reservations, call Chef Aubrae Filipiak, 918-828-0980.
Clear the calendar and leave work early if you have to. Feigning the flu is worth it if it means making it to Xtreme Fight Night. Fingers crossed you don't run into the boss, snatch a seat ringside and enjoy the spectacle. The sweat flies and the fists pound at the Hard Rock Casino, 777 W Cherokee St., Catoosa. Event is held at The Joint. Doors open at 7pm. Visit hardrockcasinotulsa.com for tickets.
Feast Your Eyes. Think of a gallery as no place to munch, requiring quiet contemplation and minimal conversation? Put your predispositions on the back burner and break out for the season's most scintillating event. Champagne and Chocolate Art Sale and Silent Auction at Living Arts, 307 E. Brady St., has something to offer all your senses. 7-10pm. Call 918-585-1234 for tickets and more information.
Peace Be With You. Built on the principles of fostering interfaith tolerance, there's no better way to spend a Sunday than seeing the sacred through someone else's eyes. Operation Understanding Youth Tour, put on by the Oklahoma Coalition for Community Justice, does just that, promoting religious understanding in our youth as children and adults who participate visit a mosque, a Mormon church, and a variety of other sacred sites.
12:30-4:30pm. Visit occjok.org
Funny Face. Wayne White, creator of Pee-wee's Playhouse and a world class cartoonist with one foot in the hills of Tennessee and the other in the concrete jungle of NYC, bares it all in Beauty is Embarrassing. Chronicling both his childlike ideology and his artistic trials and triumphs, this film -- showing at Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis Ave. -- is sure to inspire. Call 918-592-FILM for showtimes.
Eye in the Sky. Think all the birds have flown south for the winter? Not by a long shot. Oklahoma's Fantastic Red-Tailed Hawk Presentation brings something wild to the Oklahoma winter, if you can call the current bon temp. a winter at all. The Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave., hosts Dr. Jim Lish, assistant professor at Oklahoma State University, as he presents avid audubonists of all ages with fascinating facts. Lecture starts 7:10pm and is free and open to the public.
Shatter Every Window. Hometown favorite Carrie Underwood is back, with a whole lot of glitz and a world-class performance in tow. A part of her "Blown Away" Tour, this Oklahoma honey is sure to do just that as she blasts the audience with smash hits and back-road ballads at the BOK center, 200 S. Denver Ave. Get up to get down, and be a part of the party, Okie-style. The music starts at 7:30pm. Visit bokcenter.com for tickets.
Let There Be. Lights On at Utica Square! Early darkness getting you down? Never fear, and thank Edison, Lights on at Utica Square sparks holiday cheer all around the Tulsa metro area. Once you've eaten that last bit of turkey, be there for the drear-dispelling spectacle lighting up at the northwest corner of East 21st Street and South Utica Avenue. The switch is flipped at 6:30pm. For more info visit uticasquare.com.
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