POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2009:
Case of the Mondays. Jason Bateman stars as Joel in Extract, a new film by the director of Office Space, Mike Judge. Judge brings the audience back to work with this tale about an extract factory owner who is experiencing a downturn in luck. When one of Joel's employees is injured the entire company could be in jeopardy. To make matters worse, Joel suspects his wife may be having an affair causing him to take some questionable advice from his friend Dean (Ben Affleck). As if that weren't enough, a new employee of the company, Cindy (Mila Kunis), attempts to scam the company for all its worth. Extract is playing now at Hollywood Promenade 12, Dickinson Starworld 12 and Cinemark of Tulsa.
Etched Some Sketches. Check out the pop art and sketches of local artist Jason Yang at his gallery opening at Ida Red (3346 S. Peoria) tonight at 8pm. Based on his 2008 Sketch-a-Day challenge, Yang showcases "vibrant colors, homages to vintage memorabilia, and unique depictions of everyday life." Throughout 2008, Yang sketched everyday with a notebook and Sharpie to create 366 sketches. Some of his favorites from the year will be displayed. The opening is free and open to the public. For information, call 949-6950.
Sweet Rewards. Fulfill your childhood dreams by feasting on chocolates and sweets galore at the 4th annual Urban Indulgence. It kicks off tonight at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Cantoosa (I-44 and 193rd East Ave.) at 7pm. Pairing beer, wine and spirits with dessert treats from more than 40 bakeries could turn out to be a slice of sweet heaven. Not to mention, many door prizes and giveaways--and the $5 raffle for the Toby Keith guitar. All proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association and the Tulsa Advocates for the Protection of Children; tickets are $25. For ticket information, contact UTW at 592-5550.
Laces Out. If you moved to Tulsa yesterday you may not yet realize that football season is back in a very real way. Side Line Sports Bar & Grill, 5936 S. Lewis, shows all the gridiron mayhem on its eight TVs throughout the establishment including one giant 8-foot big screen. While you're enjoying the action scarf down some fried mushrooms or Buffalo wings off the appetizer menu. If you've got a linebacker sized appetite try the 12oz. New York strip on for size. Side Line is open daily at 11:30am. Call 742-3499 or visit tulsasideline.com.
Tulsa Pride. If you've not had a chance to check out John Moreland and the Black Gold Band yet do yourself a favor and catch the boys show tonight at The Marquee, 222 N. Main. The Black Gold Band blends Americana with good old fashioned rock n' roll to create a sound uniquely Oklahoman. The band's ode to musicians on the rocky road to success "Endless Oklahoma Sky" was in the running for the state's official rock song. The band's lineup has shifted around in the last few months and a new album is on the way. Keep an eye on these guys, they are going places. The show starts at 7pm. Tumbledown and others also perform. Visit www.myspace.com/blackgoldband.
Hooked on Thrillers. Get enlightened and better read at Book Smart Tulsa's monthly club meeting. Considered one of the best book clubs in the country, BST meets tonight at 7pm at Philbrook Museum (2727 South Rockford Road) to discuss Shimmer. Author Eric Barnes' debut novel ensures to thrill and entice with a modern-day take on the classic thriller. Shimmer reveals the roles played by individuals and technology play in a controversial new age. Book club participation is free with museum admission. RSVP to the event by e-mailing email@example.com.
Oh, Father. Based on writer Catherine Johnson's world-renowned musical, Mamma Mia! continues its performance tonight in the Chapman Music Hall (110 E. 2nd St.), Tulsa PAC, at 7:30pm. Placed on a small Greek island, Donna prepares to let go and marry her daughter Sophie. As she prepares to take the walk down the aisle, Sophie longs to find her father and invites three men from her mother's past. Follow Sophie and Donna as they take a 24-hour journey into new and old love. Tickets are between $20 and $65 and can be purchased at Tulsa PAC box office or call (800) 364-7111. For more information, call 596-7111.
Finger Lickin' Good. Take that meat right off the bone at the inaugural Rock 'n Rib Festival. Festivities start at 11am today and go through Sunday at the BOK Center (3rd Street and Frisco Avenue). As always, your pals here at UTW help bring a new flavor (or sauce) to T-Town as one of the event's sponsors. Seven barbecue award-winning rib vendors from around the world will take part in the four-day barbecue celebration. If ribs don't whet your appetite, several other (non-barbecue) concessions along with 13 regional bands could do the trick. Festival admission is free before 1pm today and Friday; for all other times, cost is $3, but children under 12 are free. For more information, contact Jeff Nickler, Special Events Manager, at 894-4254, or visit www.bokcenter.com.
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