POSTED ON MAY 8, 2013:
Obilgatory Chicago Reference. Rouge your knees and roll your stockings down for Booksmart Tulsa's 1920s Flappers and Dappers Party at the Atlas Life Building. Teaming with the Tulsa Press Club, Booksmart brings in Therese Anna Fowler, author of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald for a book signing and a discussion. Don your flapper duds and enjoy cocktails, sweets, and live jazz. The flapper nation engages at 7pm.
COURTESY OF ATC
American Theatre Company breaks out the catalog of Rodgers and Hammerstein -- one of only a few American pairings that can begin to hold a candle to John and Paul-- in A
Grand Night for Singing at 8pm at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. Catch timeless songs Thursday and Saturday nights, too. Think they'll sing "Oklahoma"? Surely not.
Biker Babes Bring Balm. Hop on your Harley (scooters are acceptable too, Laura) and two-wheel your way to Myers-Duren Harley-Davidson at 4848 S. Peoria Ave. for the 10th Annual Handlebars & Hot Rods Poker Run. Bikers ride from stop to stop drawing cards. Put together the best hand and win some cash. This benefit for Cancer Sucks starts at 5:30pm.
Up to the Highest. The two-day Tulsa Wind Riders Festival of Kites closes today, so this is your last chance to get outside, see people fly stunt kites, fly your own, or buy one. You remember how fun it was to fly a kite as a kid. The kite world is way bigger than you think it is, so get down to E. 43rd Street and S. Garnett Road between 10am and 5pm. The festival is free, and opens on Saturday. Oh, and take your kids. They deserve to see cool kites in action.
COURTESY OF THE BOK EVENT CENTER
Totally Not Fake. Catch a bunch of actor athletes sweaty, muscled-up, and throwing each other around as WWE Raw piledrives itself into the BOK Center at 200 S. Denver Ave. John "I Can Totally See You, Dude" Cena stars in his eleventh stint as world champ. Doors at 6:30pm; tickets start at $15.
COURTESY OF ROGERS STATE UNIVERSITY
Lead-Off. College sports' majesty never really goes away year-round. Further proof found at the NAIA Softball and Baseball Playoffs at Rogers State University at 1701 W. Will Rogers Rd. in Claremore. The games will be held all week, and matchups were unavailable at press time. Still, baseball is baseball. Check rsuhillcats.com for more information. Games start Thursday, May 9 and run through the week.
COURTESY OF MOVIES.COM
Lasting Impressionism. Circle Cinema at 10 S. Lewis Ave. hosts screenings of Renoir, a French biopic about the master painter. The actor hired to paint during close-ups of the artist working is actually a forger fresh out of real-life prison. Early reviews say it's like watching the real thing. The film runs nightly starting May 10. Showtimes at circlecinema.com
COURTESY OF LIVING ARTS
Your Chariot Awaits. Living Arts of Tulsa presents its Ninth Annual Art Car Weekend as the public learns that art doesn't have to be snooty, because experimentation and fun are important. See gas-powered works of art as the Art Car artists drive their imaginations. The weekend event kicks off tonight with Art Car The Movie at the Guthrie Green, and that leads into the weekend Art Car festivities around midtown and at the Blue Dome Festival.
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