POSTED ON AUGUST 26, 2009:
Thurs., Aug. 27
Baby Don't Hurt Me. Paper Heart, playing at AMC Southroads 20, 41st and Yale, traces one young girl's quest to understand the most elusive of all concepts. Charlene Yi (Knocked Up) embarks on a cross-country journey to make a documentary about love; along the way, an unexpected romance blossoms with fellow thespian Michael Cera. Reality and fantasy interweave, with fact and fiction blending together to make a meta-(mock)doc that explores the fantasy and reality of modern romance. For tickets and show times call 1-888-AMC4FUN.
Fri., Aug. 28
Tesser Well. Tonight at 6:30pm, Living ArtSpace, 308 S. Kenosha Ave., hosts Kubos-Tesseract, a celebration of Living Arts' 40th Anniversary. This is no ordinary party. In keeping with Living Arts' tradition of exemplary experiences, this event is a "Performance-Participatory-Party", which asks the guests to be as involved as they dare! The party begins at the current Living ArtSpace on Kenosha and proceeds to the new Living ArtSpace on Brady, where you will find an array of performances, installations, and an exhibit celebrating Living Arts' rich 40 year history in Tulsa. The evening's artists include Brian Haas & friends, Bryce Brimer, JD McPherson, Charlotte Rhea and Mark Wittig, among many others. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling 585-1234. For more on Living Arts' new space, turn to the Cover Story page 16.
Sat., Aug. 29
Sustainability Chic. Tulsa's Young Professionals (TYPros) holds its signature 2009 event, The Green Gala, tonight at the Harwelden Mansion, 2210 S. Main St. TYPros is working to make Green Country even greener and to promote sustainability efforts in the Tulsa region by hosting this event to educate YPs about being eco-friendly in everyday life. The Green Gala is free to attend and will feature work by local artists, a "green" carpet, catering by Elote, a live DJ and three local musicians- Roger Jaeger, Annie Ellicott and Eric Himan. State Rep. Seneca Scott will also speak briefly about sustainability issues in Oklahoma.
Attendees will receive a complimentary re-usable bag, and a number of door prizes will be given away during the evening. Attire is resort casual, and a cash bar will be available. RSVP to TYPros Executive Director Chris Oden at email@example.com.
Sun., Aug. 30
Blue Collar Poet. Genre-hopping blues/country/rock artist Paul Thorn takes the second stage of Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St., tonight for a soulful evening of eclectic blues and folk.
Thorn's songs are conduits for that gritty part of the South where beleaguered wisdom is as likely from the bottom of a bottle of Johnny Walker Red as it is from the pulpit of an old country church. Seth James opens; tickets are $18 in advance and $20 day of. Purchase by phone at (866) 977-6849.
Mon., Aug. 31
Drink Up, Buttercup. Feel the need to hide and imbibe? Take the Monday edge off by paying a visit to Tulsa's only underground pub, Cellar Dweller, 417 W. 7th St. South. Hang at the bar with the friendly staff and television, or retreat into the dark corners with your loved one to enjoy the moody, candle-lit ambience. Need another reason? There's never live music, only the classiest iPods in town. Did we mention it's non-smoking?
Tue., Sept. 1
Dress Yourself. On Thurs., Aug. 27, "Little Black Dress: New Takes on a Timeless Classic" opens at the Alexandre Hogue Gallery in Philips Hall, University of Tulsa, 2935 E. 5th St.
Exhibit curator M. Teresa Valero assembled 12 women artists from four states to create pieces inspired by a collection of vintage, you guessed it, little black dresses. "This exhibition is all about women," Valero said. "It celebrates women's art, woman's friendships and womanhood itself." The opening reception for this show is Thurs., Sept. 10 at 5pm. Exhibition runs through Sept. 25; call 747-3596 for more information.
Wed., Sept. 2
Blake and Nobody. Soak up some culture and enjoy the sunset over beautiful T-Town as the Downtown CineSeries continues its outdoor programming with Jim Jarmusch's 1995 meta-western Dead Man, playing at dusk (around 8:30pm) at the Greens between Crowne Plaza and the Tulsa PAC. William Blake (Johnny Depp) travels across the most extreme western frontiers, lost and wounded and in need of help. He encounters an outcast Native American named Nobody, who believes Blake is the dead English poet of the same name. Together, Blake and Nobody embark on a spiritual journey that is both cruel and chaotic. Jarmusch has been criticized for the film's deliberate pacing and abstract, minimalist plotting, but fans and defenders of Dead Man are rabid and fiercely loyal. Decide for yourself tonight.
Thurs., Sept. 3
Matters of the Art. A fresh new month means a fresh new exhibit at the PAC. This month, artist Neil Cluck puts his works on display at the Tulsa PAC Gallery, 110 E. 2nd St. From 10am to 5:30pm, Cluck's work can be viewed by the public--free of charge. His paintings include oil work on sculpted wood and wood paneling. The exhibition will be on display Mon.-Fri. until Sept. 26. Visit www.tulsapac.com for more information. Pictured: Ascension: 3 Suns.
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