COURTESY OF KELLY KERR
Rub Some Dirt On It. The neck of Utica Square takes on a decidedly reddish hue in this month's edition of its Summer's Fifth Night concert series as the Red Dirt Rangers play a free show from 7-9pm.
COURTESY OF THE TULSA ZOO
The Tulsa Zoo opens up for its annual Waltz on the Wild Side fundraiser event from 7pm to midnight, and Buzbie the white rhino hopes you'll come for food and refined fun. Since it's a fundraiser, tickets are $150 for non-members, but hey, there's a train to ride. Oh, and lions. And meerkats. And there's surely a warthog, so there's your own personal Lion King.
COURTESY OF COMEDY CENTRAL
Chocolate, Salty Balls. Food and wine and all sorts of deliciousness come together for Chef Aid, a culinary smorgasbord to benefit the children affected by the recent spate of devastating tornados. Tickets are $75, and Epicureanism starts at 6:30pm at the Tulsa Convention Center. There probably won't be any turkey legs.
OURTESY OF PETRONELMALAN.COM
Ebony and Ivory. Grammy-nominated pianist Petronel Malan plays at the Philbrook Museum at 3pm. Benefitting Tulsa Camerata's upcoming 2013-14 season, Malan's recital previews her upcoming world tour. Here's hoping she'll play some Ben Folds Five. She probably won't, but an alt-weekly can dream.
You Can Blow Out a Candle, But You Can't Blow Out a Fire.
Cast members of The Lion King present traditional music and stories from South Africa in Simunye (We Are One) at the Greenwood Cultural Center. No extravagant, innovative stagecraft, but a great night nonetheless. Seating is limited so call ahead: 918-596-1020.
COURTESY OF STARLIGHT CONCERTS
Take a Lawn Chair and Chill. Oklahoma's only professional concert band lights up the River West Festival Park in this week's edition of the Starlight Concert Series. The free concert kicks off at 8pm, and the Starlight Concert Band presents "Americana Night."
You Might Be The Next Monet. You're probably not, but stranger things have happened. Find out in any number of the Hobby Lobby Art Classes. A class on oil painting is offered tonight at 5:30 at the Lob out south, but there are all sorts of classes nearly every day.
Now That You've Seen Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel...Take your movie-loving self to the Philbrook Museum for the Lunafest Short Film Festival, a national traveling festival of short films by, for, and about women. First frame rolls at 7pm.
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