POSTED ON DECEMBER 5, 2012:
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Sweet Silver Bells. According to the traditional tune, following the bells will make you throw your cares away, because Christmas is here, of course. Gain some perspective apart from the hectic holiday rush, and come see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra at BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave., at 7:30pm. A spectacle like none you have ever seen, with musical flair to spare and a light show that would tempt even the most introverted soul to come out. It's this season's must do! For more information visit bokcenter.com.
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Getting ahead nowadays can often mean compromise. Clambering up the ladder to the top often chips away at ideals, with time and energy sometimes sacrificed. Good thing Brian Regan isn't into serious business -- quite the opposite, in fact. Managing to keep comedy clean and his good cheer intact, this one-of-a-kind act comes to the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave. The giggling begins promptly at 8pm. For more info go to mabeecenter.com.
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Double the Fun. Think dueling pianos are something? Try a full on holiday faceoff, complete with shivering throngs crouching expectantly amidst the din of holiday music. Okay, okay, it's not a dire gladiatorial death match, but there are two holiday extravaganzas happening in the same evening -- gasp! The Holiday Parade of Lights is taking place downtown at West 4th Street and South Boulder Avenue, while the Tulsa Christmas Parade commences at the Tulsa Hills Shopping Center, 7300 S. Olympia Ave. Both start at 6pm. The only thing left is to decide which one to attend. We suggest a coin toss.
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Go-Go-Gadget Santa! The Man himself can scuba dive with the best of them. If you want to come see Scuba Santa get eaten by a shark (just kidding!) then be at the Oklahoma Aquarium on Sunday, Dec. 9 at at 3:30pm. No word yet on whether the reindeer will scuba dive with him.
Scope it Out. Bring your own telescope or borrow a neighbor's and join the sidewalk astronomers as they ponder the red planet at this month's offering Our Cosmic Neighborhood: Mars. A hot topic with a cool temperature, this hunk of rock has become a buzzword for the possibility of life on other planets. The staring contest takes place outside the South Broken Arrow Library, 3600 S. Chestnut Ave., Broken Arrow, and continues from 6:30-8pm. Look hard enough and you might just see the permafrost.
Three Kings. They traveled afar, but luckily you only have to trek to Muskogee with a car full of fellow holiday well-wishers. The Christmas Castle, located at the Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W. Fern Mountain Rd., Muskogee, is a far cry from its previously haunted incarnation, and it is reputed to have the world's largest collection of holiday inflatables. The Castle is open 6-10pm and is drive-thru only. Neither reindeer nor elves were harmed in the making of this blurb. Open 6-10pm through New Year's Eve.
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Twist and Shout. One sidelong glance at the performers of Cirque Du Soleil's Dralion will surely make you want to do both, but do try to stay in your seat long enough to enjoy this spectacular showing. The action begins at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave., at 7:30pm. Featuring both natural elements as the medium of its telling and unnatural amounts of strength and flexibility in its manner, this performance will leave you breathless. So will dancing around your kitchen in your most brightly colored spandex in the days following. But that's another article. Through Dec. 16. For more information visit bokcenter.com
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Meteorology to Your Ears. In the event of adverse weather conditions we ask you to please stay in your seats and continue with your auditory enjoyment. Tulsa Camerata "Winter Winds," featuring compositions for woodwinds in addition to other works by classic Old World composers such as Mozart and Brahm, at the Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Road. The show begins at 7pm. For more information please visit tulsacamerata.org.
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