POSTED ON APRIL 3, 2013:
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Step Right Up. Visitors to the Crystal City & Route 66 Carnival at 4200 Southwest Blvd. can expect about 30 rides and amsuements. The family-friendly fun also offers a chance to visit the site of Tulsa's original Zingo roller coaster, with historic photographs on display that showcase the glory days of the 1920s-era amusement park as well as a dance hall that once occupied the site. Proceeds from the event support various west Tulsa nonprofits. Admission free, wristband for rides $20. From 5-11pm. Through April 6, with extended hours Saturday.
Local favorites We the Ghost (pictured above) and Pop Machine will supply the soundtrack for Emerging Spring at the Guthrie Green, as the architecturally-impressive urban park at N. Boston Avenue and E. Brady Street kicks off its first full season of programming. "Door" prizes from Saks Fifth Avenue and a special red carpet photo opportunity are part of an event that coincides with the monthly Brady Arts District First Friday Art Crawl. From 6-10pm.
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A Tulsa Legend, Live. He has a street named after him, but his performances usually take him out on the road. Check out a rare opportunity to hear one of the originators of the Tulsa Sound on stage at the Leon Russell Birthday Bash at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady St., with Rachele Lynae. Tickets start at $35 and are available at bradytheater.com. All ages. Show at 8pm.
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Fun for Young and Old. For most of us, we've known them since childhood: Big Bird, Cookie Monster, or that irrepressibly innocent Elmo. Don't miss your chance to see the gang as Sesame Street Live visits the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave., in a show sure to appeal to the kid in all of us. Shows at 1pm, 4pm. Ticket information bockcenter.com. Also performing April 4-6.
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All in the Family. Some artists have had great role models since birth. Visit Lineages: An Art Show of Generations at Your Design gallery and shop, 211 S. Main St. in Broken Arrow. The diverse and eclectic art showcases the talent across generations, with parents -- or grandparents -- and their progeny proving that talent by no means has to skip a generation. Through May 25; opening reception April 4.
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Sense of Humor. The tale of a woman losing most of her five senses sounds bleak. But the play A Small Fire, at Henthorne Performing Arts Center, 4825 S. Quaker Ave., has been described as "raucous" and "funny" -- as well as emotionally touching -- by The New York Times. Presented by the Heller Theatre. Tickets $10. Show at 7:30pm. Also April 5-6, 12-14.
Story of Your Life. No written notes are allowed at Tulsa's Monthly StorySlam at 8pm at The Phoenix Café, 1302 E. 6th St., with this month's theme "Transformation." Anyone interested in sharing a true story about a personal life experience can sign up in hopes of being one of the 10 storytellers selected randomly to unspool a five-minute tale in front of a rapt audience. Or, sign up to be a judge and help decide which storyteller deserves a cash prize. Presented by Ok, So. More information facebook.com/oksotulsa.
Leave the Kids at Home. Based on a controversial book written nearly a century ago that dared to explore youthful sexuality, the contemporary musical Spring Awakening at Lorton Performance Center, 550 S. Gary Place on the University of Tulsa campus, maintains some of the original edginess. Presented by the TU Musical Theatre Department. Not recommended for those under 16. Show at 8pm. Tickets $20. Performances also April 12-14.
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