POSTED ON APRIL 29, 2009:
Editor's Choices for the Week
Alms for the Pour? If you're still wondering how to spend the evening, why not do your part to help out the less fortunate while throwing back a few brews? Tonight, the Pour House, 118 E. 18th St., welcomes guitarist Joesf Glaude and a few of his friends for a CD release party and some old-fashioned generosity. A portion of album sales goes to The Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless. Glaude draws from a variety of influences including Ravi Shankar, Duke Ellington and even classical composer Stravinsky. Learn more about the artist at jglaude.com.
Puns of Steel. Who better to mock the antics of local and national celebrities, public figures and elected officials? Members of the Tulsa Press Club, that's who! Yes, it's time again for TPC's annual production of the Gridiron, a rowdy musical that pokes fun at well...just about everyone. Good thing Mayor Taylor has such thick skin, for she's a regular target. Be prepared for a little economic stimulus package humor as well as a few jokes about Disney's flavors of the month a.k.a. Miley Cyrus and Zac Efron. No one is spared. Proceeds from the show go to journalism scholarships. See the show at the PAC, 110 E. 2nd St. Tickets available at tulsapac.com.
Party Animals. It's time to round up your own wild animals for the Tulsa Zoo's 17th annual ZooFari, 6421 E. 36th St. N. This is one of the zoo's biggest events with lots to do for every member of the family. Divided by age group, little ones can enjoy arts and crafts, music and Jupiter jumps. Older kids can let loose with laser tag, an obstacle course, a rock wall and hot dog eating contest. Zoo members pay $10 for kids and $20 for adults. Non-members are $15 and $25 respectively. 6:30-9:30pm. Call 669-6600 or visit tulsazoo.org for more.
What Dreams May Come. Oh, Stevie, Stevie, Stevie...you haven't changed a bit! See for yourself tonight at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave., when British rock/pop legend Fleetwood Mac takes the stage. Though the band has seen the majority of its members come and go through the years, Fleetwood Mac is still goin' strong. The group now consists of vocalist Stevie Nicks, bassist John McVie, guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and, of course drummer Mick Fleetwood, the glue and proverbial backbone of the project. Tickets are $49.50, $79.50 and $149.50 and available at bokcenter.com.
Diamond in the Rough. Tucked inconspicuously among the shops and restaurants on Cherry St. is a comfortable, though tiny, watering hole. Drake's Tavern, 1546 E. 15th St., welcomes smokers and rarely, if ever, is filled with obnoxious frat boys and silly lushes. Dimly lit and friendly, Drake's is the perfect destination for a date or a decent conversation. This little neighborhood bar is open seven days per week from 11am-2am. Heck, Drake's so far from the times that it doesn't even have a myspace. Kudos to that. For more, call 295-5850.
High Five. It's a common misconception, especially among Americans, that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico's Independence Day. No, amigos, today is the day that that Mexico defeated the larger and much more powerful French army in the small town of Puebla (100 miles east of Mexico City) in 1862. This was a monumental and unlikely feat. Although an important event in our neighbor's history, Cinco de Mayo is not an official national holiday, and is more widely celebrated in the United States in the name of its cultural heritage. Tonight, hit up your favorite Mexican joint para una cerveza.
Hunk o' Funk. Since its relatively recent opening, Flytrap Music Hall, 514 E. 2nd St. has some mighty impressive lineups thus far. Tonight, dust off those dancing shoes for George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars. Known by many as the "Godfather of Funk," Clinton spearheaded funk bands Parliament and Funkadelic in the 1970s, then continued to create his own legacy as a solo artist from 1981 onward. His music career began when he formed a doo wop group during a stint as a hairdresser in Plainfield, NJ. For tickets, visit flytrapmusichall.com.
In with the New. It's that time of the month again...for Tulsa's galleries to bring in a new round of paintings, sculpture and other artwork. This month at Color Connection Gallery, 2050 Utica Square, sees pastel and oil wizard Joey Frisillo's latest creations. Inspired by the natural beauty around her, Frisillo's pieces feature colorful skyscapes, elements of quaint country living and intimate floral portraits. Gallery hours are Tue.-Sat., 10am-5:30pm. Pictured is Rose Garden Morning (9x12 pastel). Learn more about the artist at joeyfrisillo.com or about the gallery at colorconnectiongallery.com.
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