POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 2, 2009:
Editor's Choices for the Week
Hound Dog. Every so often yet another music icon graces the city of Tulsa. Tonight the legendary Elvis Costello performs at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main. Costello's sound has evolved greatly during the years. His current album Secrets, Profane & Sugarcane presents a distinctly southern-style acoustic folk sound matched with Costello's unique crooning voice and complex lyrics. Cain's offers an always intimate setting perfect for the tone of Costello's work. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $47. Call 584-2306 or visit cainsballroom.com.
Crawl Along. You don't have to be a snail or a baby to enjoy the Brady Arts District's First Friday Art Crawl tonight at 6pm. Tulsan artists show off their best works and expressions throughout the evening. Participants in the event include, Gypsy Coffee House, Living Arts Center, Brady Artists Studio, The Tulsa Glassblowing Studio, CFC Chocolatier, Tulsa Artists' Coalition Gallery, Lola's at the Bowery and Club 209-The Arts Bar. All participating locations are free and open to the public. For more information, call 645-7755.
No Sun or Lollipops. Vaudeville comes back to life in the Broken Arrow Community Playhouse's, 1800 S. Main St., rendition of The Sunshine Boys. Originally featured in Broadway, TV and film, The Sunshine Boys peeks into the adverse partnership between former vaudeville partners Al Lewis and Willie Clark. After 11 years of not speaking to each other, CBS wants to invite the partners to reunite for a TV special performance. The only problem is the partners might not survive the reunion to make it to the special. See how it all turns out tonight at 8pm. Tickets are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $9 for students and $6 for children 12 and younger. Visit www.bacptheatre.com for more information.
Out With a Bang. Well the time has finally come. Tonight's the last fireworks display at Driller's Stadium, 15th and Yale. Sad, sad times. Oh, and the Drillers take on the Northwest Arkansas Naturals at 6:05pm. But, anyway, back to the fireworks. Nay a child in Tulsa hasn't spent at least one night out at the ballpark with heads tilted back, eyes full of bright lights and optimism, mouths gaped with awe and excitement. But fret not, there are new memories to be had yet when the new downtown stadium opens next year. Tonight's glorious fireworks display may be the last, but tomorrow night's game is the last ever at the 15th and Yale stadium. Visit tulsadrillers.com.
Day Off. Three day weekends are a beautiful thing. Before you go back to work tomorrow, make sure you really soak up everything Labor Day has to offer. Go on, cook something outside. Drink a couple beers or glasses of lemonade. Sit on the couch. Watch some TV. Go outside, play some touch football. Whatever you do, do not mow your lawn, paint your house or fix that leaky toilet. This is your day. You earned it.
Punk Visuals. Loose Leaf Company Gallery, 328 E. First St., wraps up the "Endless Struggle" exhibit by Klutch this week. Oklahoma-native Klutch's knack for stencil and graffiti work on everything from skateboards to vinyl records has given him a notorious rep in punk revival circles and is also popular for his work in the Vinyl Killers art project. His new exhibit continues his 20-year trend of "visual mischief" for audiences. The gallery's hours are Monday-Thursday, 12pm--3pm. Visit www.looseleafco.com or call 740-6693 for more information.
Strange Love. Adam is a good looking and very intelligent, albeit lonely, man. He has Asperger's Syndrome which greatly affects his social abilities making him way quirkier than your typical indie film protagonist. Then the very lovely, yet very damaged, Beth moves in the apartment above Adam's. Beth's previous choices in men has left her more open minded to someone a little outside the norm. She is perplexed by Adam's strangeness and attracted to his good nature. What follows is a complicated relationship that ultimately reveals the beauty in truly taking a chance on someone. Adam plays now at the Hollywood Promenade Palace 12, 4107 S. Yale.
Saints Alive! Sister Nancy Murray (also known as the sister of comedian/actor Bill Murray) puts on a 7pm performance for adults of her one-woman show St. Catherine of Siena: A Woman of Our Times at Cascia Hall Performing Arts Center, 2520 S. Yorktown Avenue. Based on more than 400 letters written by St. Catherine that chastises popes and clergy, Sister Nancy showcases the 14th Century Dominican saint's commitment to the poor, sick and imprisoned. Tickets are available for a donation of $25 or more, and proceeds go toward Diocese of Tulsa Institute of Sacred Liturgy. Contact Suzanne Pisaturo at 307-4921 for more ticket information.
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