POSTED ON MARCH 25, 2009:
Wendy and Lucy at the Circle Cinema
Editor's Choices for the Week
All Work & No Play. Living Arts' monthly opportunity for adults to explore their creative tendencies is upon us once again. Today's The Art of Play Happening #7, with Artistic Director Steve Liggett, focuses on the "father of video art" Nam Jun Paik. A native South Korean and fifth son of a textile manufacturer, Paik has become one of the most prolific contemporary videographers. His work has been shown around the world and he has received a number of awards. 5-7pm; 308 S. Kenosha. Visit livingarts.org for more.
Rookie. The old "young teacher tries to reach rambunctious students" tale never fails to elicit a laugh or two, and this rendition is live-action. Theatre Tulsa, in conjunction with Clark Theater, presents Up the Down Staircase, tonight through April 4 at the Tulsa PAC, 110 E. 2nd St. Best remembered as the 1967 movie with Sandy Dennis, Staircase tells the touching and humorous story of a new teacher in an inner-city high school. Confronted with situations her Ivy League education never prepared her for, Sylvia Barrett struggles to find ways to reach kids who don't care. Or do they? Call 596-7111 or visit tulsapac.com for tickets.
Rosy Glow. It's about time that empty spot at 18th and Boston (formerly Roc Bar) was revamped- it's too cool a space to be vacant. If you didn't make it out last night, Pink Rock 'n Roll Bar is now open for business, FYI. The dance floor is spacious and the décor is risqué yet sophisticated, edgy yet modern. Oh yeah, and the lighting...it's a soft sexy pink. The new venue is a fine complement to the other watering holes in the area- now you really can find something to suit anyone's preference. Let UTW be the first to welcome Pink to the neighborhood. Ch-check it out, people.
Angiospermae Abound! Did you know that there are more than 22,000 different species of orchids? That's four times the number of mammalian species. See some of them this afternoon for the last day of the Tulsa Orchid Society's annual Spring Show and Sale at the Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave. Orchids require a delicate balance of air, water and light, just like all organisms, but nevertheless, some species have evolved to grow in the most extreme climates. Learn about these remarkable and beautiful plants or purchase one for yourself from 11am-4pm. For more, visit tulsagardencenter.com.
Pity Party. Sometimes life throws you a curve ball, a sucker punch, a knife in the back, a...well, you get the point. Playing now at the Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis, Wendy and Lucy follows the journey of Wendy (Michelle Williams) and her K-9 companion Lucy as they travel through the Pacific Northwest. Wendy is headed to a fish cannery for a summer job in Alaska, but when her car breaks down in Oregon everything begins to fall apart. Wendy can't afford to get her car fixed and Lucy is taken to the pound. Sometimes you just can't catch a break. Call 585-3456 or visit circlecinema.com for more.
Here Comes the Sun. When was the last time you touched your toes? Motivating yourself to stretch regularly can be difficult, but going to a Yoga class helps a lot with self-discipline. Every Tuesday and Thursday night, The Yoga Room, 3403 S. Peoria Ave., offers a $5 Yoga for Athletes session at 7:30pm. Ideal for walk-ins and beginners, the class is especially helpful for cyclists or runners with tight hamstrings. The yoga room provides students with mats and other necessary equipment, so all you have to worry about is dressing comfortably. This is a popular class, so it's best to arrive about 15 minutes early. For more, visit theyogaroomtulsa.com.
Renegade Geeks. Who says poignant poetry can't bring the party? Hip-hop wizards Rivka and Mike iLL (pictured) of Mad Happy supplement clever, socially conscious lyrics with phat, phun beats that will be sure to have you off your ass dancing and loving those around you. The guy/girl electro-pop duo and devoted lovebirds tour almost constantly, performing more than 200 live shows per year and spreading awareness and positive energy wherever they go. Tonight, they grace the stage at the Pinkeye, 1539 E. 11th St. The all-ages show starts at 7pm; learn about 'em at madhappy.com.
Tickle Me Green. There's a generation of Americans who consider Jim Henson's lovable Muppets to be the epitome of childhood entertainment. The time has come again to share the wholesome fun of Sesame Street Live with your family at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave. This year's production, entitled "Elmo's Green Thumb" sees our little red buddy transplanting Sunny the Sunflower from his pot to Big Bird's Garden. Of course, things don't go as planned, which, in the end, teaches Elmo a valuable lesson. The show runs through Sunday, check out bokcenter.com for tickets and more information.
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