POSTED ON JUNE 24, 2009:
Editor's Choices for the Week
Luck Be a Lady. Older Tulsans may remember the thriving downtown shopping district that withered away post-WWII. One of the popular stores there was Seidenbach's, a department store that sold upscale goods for almost 40 years. Revisit the mall madness of yesteryear with an exhibit honoring the store at Tulsa Historical Society, 2445 S. Peoria. Visitors can see a selection of clothing, hats and accessories from the Seidenbach family as well as advertisements and photos. There's plenty of time to see the fascinating display as it hangs through January 2010. Visit tulsahistory.org or call 712-9484 for more information.
No Sweat. It's official: summer is here, so why not celebrate? Tulsa Community College kicks the season off right with its second annual North Tulsa Summerfest at the Northeast Campus, 3727 E. Apache. The evening includes live local music and free food from Subway. Kids will find plenty to do from balloon animals, a photo booth and a magic show to the indoor gaming area with carnival games and prizes. The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Tulsa County Health Department also lead various activities through the night. 5:30-8:30pm. Call 595-7474 or go to www.tulsacc.edu for more information.
Birthday Bash. Celebrating three years as Tulsa's only record store specializing in independent and rare albums, Under the Mooch is having a free barbeque and music festival at its location, 1425 S. Harvard Ave. The grill is fired up at noon and food and drinks are free while they last but bringing your own provisions is also encouraged. The music starts at 1pm with a different band playing every half-hour until 8:30pm. The Barrelhouse Revelers, Tip Top Secrets, Ptiaradactyl, Ajilvisga/Godseye, La Panther Happens (pictured), Slowheen, The Way It Was, Chris Becker & the Souvenirs, The Dull Drums and Native Lights perform. Call 742-6465 or Visit myspace.com/underthemooch.
Sorry, Ma. Everyone loves a good show tune, right? Here's your chance to hear contemporary favorites with Not Your Mother's Broadway, showing this afternoon at 2pm in the PAC's Liddy Doenges Theatre, 110 E. 2nd St. The lively performance is sure to delight fans of Hairspray, Jersey Boys, Wicked and Rent. Audiences will feel the love in "Dancing Through Life," "Seasons of Love" and "Not While I'm Around," as well as the electricity and fun of musicals in songs such as "Greased Lightning" and "Ladies' Choice." Tickets are $15 and available online at tulsapac.com.
Pill Poppers. Medicine is something that influences the lives and decisions of people from all walks of life. This special screening of the documentary Generation RX is meant to raise awareness of the multitude of medications people consume each day, examining the downside of a society dependent on too many drugs. The film pays special attention to the ever increasing role of pharmaceuticals in the lives of children and the all too cozy relationship between the FDA and the big drug makers. Catch the show at 7pm at the Eton Square Cinema, 8421 E. 61st. Call 895-8899.
Billabrawl. The corner of 18th and Boston is known for its bumping nightlife, and Mercury Lounge is known for its robust live music calendar often featuring punk and rockabilly acts you won't see anywhere else in town. Tonight Orange Country natives The Rocketz bring psychobilly to Tulsa for a night of driving beats, beer inspired sing-a-longs and a rambunctious good time. The show starts at 8pm. You can catch the band earlier in the day at 5pm at Hot Topic in Promenade Mall, 4107 S. Yale. Visit myspace.com/therocketz to get an earful.
Beer Goggles. There's just no denying that the Brady Arts district is a hip little corner of downtown with its stock very much on the rise. A stalwart of the area, Caz's Pub, 21 E. Brady, has been (in their words) "helping ugly people have sex since 1995." Caz's is a place with a sense of humor and the good vibrations are apparent among the regulars you will find there. Happy hour runs every day but Sunday from 2-7pm. Tonight is Ladies Night with $1.50 Boulevard Wheat after 7pm. Visit cazspub.com for a complete list of nightly specials.
Resident. UTW is proud to announce the opening of Oklahomans for Equality's July exhibit, "Iris: Works by Michael Cooper." Best known for images with a distinctly Tulsa Feel, his work has graced the pages of this paper for the past several months. See the highlights of the work he's done during the past year, a lively mish-mash of photojournalism, art and music photography, along with a few shots featured in Urban Tulsa Weekly. The reception takes place at the OKEQ gallery, 641 E. 4th St, from 6-9pm. For more, visit okeq.org or cooperphotog.com.
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