POSTED ON MAY 6, 2009:
Editor's Choices for the Week
Crossing Over at the Circle Cinema
Come Together. With states' recent domino-esque recognition of gay marriage, the movement is gaining momentum in all regions of the United States, rendering organizations like OKEQ increasingly important. Tonight, the Equality Center, 621 E. 4th St., holds its monthly local artists showcase with Leslie Goff, the winner of 2008 Erotic Art show Nude IV. With her own unique style, Goff's art reveals her predilection for bright, vivid colors and unusual subjects. Her work has also been featured at the Tulsa Parks, Blue Dome Arts Festival and many local galleries. Free and open to the public, 6-9pm. Visit okeq.org for more.
Fiddle-Dee-Dee. Tonight, the Spotlight Theater, 1381 Riverside Dr., hosts a delightful family affair with the Pendleton Family Fiddlers- a string power group featuring state national award winning sisters Emma Jane (15) and Marina (14) on -- ahem -- fiddles, the mandolin and vocals, father Scott on rhythm guitar, mother Virginia on backup fiddle and mandolin and uncle David McNamee on the upright bass. A host of other musicians join the clan on the piano, banjo and more. Doors open for the CD release party and performance at 7pm. For tickets, call 587-5030.
Serenade Me. What's better than a sexy Aussie with the voice of a nightingale? That's right...more than one. Swoon to your heart's content over the The Ten Tenors during two performances at the PAC, 110 E. 2nd St., in Chapman Music Hall. The ensemble formed in 1995 while the men were students at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in Brisbane. Be prepared for an entertaining and eclectic repertoire including a special rendition of Queen's classic "Bohemian Rhapsody" as well as a delightful Bee Gees medley. The show begins tonight at 8pm and tomorrow at 2pm. For tickets, visit tulsapac.com.
Mama Mia. "Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own," Aristotle once said. But seriously, folks, nobody loves you like your mom. It's Mother's Day! Take the time to show appreciation for all of the hard work, tears and general madness your mother endured (or still endures) to help you become a responsible, independent human being. What can you do today to show your love? Make her a card, bring her a bouquet of flowers or simply take the time for a telephone call. If you're still mooching off mama and living at home, bring her breakfast in bed.
Sweet Spot. Well, springtime sports have finally started, and you know what that means: baseball, baseball and more baseball. If you must catch all of the heart-pounding action this season, set up camp at Side Line Sports Bar & Grill, 5936 S. Lewis Ave. With a humongous eight-foot television, three big screen TV's and eight reasonably sized televisions, patrons can't miss a thing- despite distractions like video games and pool tables. Heck, you don't even have to leave the place to find food; it's open daily for lunch and offers regular dinner specials. For more, visit tulsasideline.com or call 742-3499.
A World of Difference. Be one of the fortunate few to enjoy a lecture and gallery tour tonight of Price Tower Arts Center's Centuries of Progress: American World Fairs 1853-1982. The international expositions featured the latest in technological and cultural innovation. Many familiar products like Wonder Bread and Juicy Fruit chewing gum debuted or were popularized at World Fairs. The lecture and tour, led by Theresa Snyder, PhD begins at 6:30pm. Free for members, $4 for non-members. PTAC is located at 510 S. Dewey Ave., in Bartlesville. Visit pricetower.org for more.
On the Border. We Oklahomans sure love our immigration laws! That's reason enough to check out Crossing Over, a film starring Harrison Ford that examines immigration and deportation in the ol' US of A. The multi-layered film contains a number of interwoven subplots that fall under the overarching theme: What does it mean to be American? Ford is an immigration officer who happens to have a soft spot for the very people he must track down. His situation is intertwined with those of others affected by immigration control, proving just how pervasive the issue is. For showtimes, visit circlecinema.com.
Fee Fi Fo Fum! What would you do with a few magic beans? Before you plant those suckers, go see Jack and the Beanstalk, brought to you by Clark Theatre, 11440 E. Admiral. This musical adaptation of the childhood fairytale is sure to elicit a few laughs with whimsical songs and an adventure-laden plot. This lively production is suitable for children of all ages. Performance times are tonight through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday, May 17 at 2pm. Tickets are $6 for students and seniors, $8 for adults and are available at the door. Call 669-6455 for reservations.
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