POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2009:
La Boheme @ the Circle Cinema
Not the Sailor. During the '80s and '90s, Sinbad burst onto the comedy-club circuit, leaving a trail of busted-bellies wherever he went. Catch him live at the Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino, 951 W. 36th St. N., on Thurs., Sept. 17. Surely folks remember when Fox aired The Sinbad Show in the early '90s, or maybe when he played the main role in the 1995 film Houseguest. Sinbad's first HBO special, Brain Damaged (1991), was one of HBO's most successful "Comedy Hour" presentations. Don't miss the chance to see him onstage doing his standup, what he does best. $25. Visit milliondollarelm.com or call 699-7667.
Beat-iful. There is something primal about the connection humans feel to the sound of a drum beat. Spoke word artist Deborah J. Hunter (pictured) presents "Earth Rhythms," an evening of poetry, music and movement at Living ArtSpace, 307 E. Brady. Claire Collins, Tony Henley and other Tulsa poets perform while percussionists Leslie Brown and Dianna Burrup provide the rhythm section. Hip-hop dance trio Triple Threat also performs. Visit livingarts.org for more.
Restless Ribbons. Brookside is one of the more pedestrian-friendly parts of town so it's the perfect place for an outdoor art and jazz festival. Brookside Artzz brings more than 35 local artists and five bands to the posh shopping and dining area from 11am-5pm between 36th and 39th streets on S. Peoria. At noon, Pam VanDyke and Friends perform, then Leon Rollerson and Company plays at 1pm, then SCORE and Jambalaya Jass Band at 2pm and Soundz Good with Gayle Williamson at 3pm. Visit brooksidetheplacetobe.com for more.
In Stitches. South Tulsa's favorite medically themed bar, Suture's, 71st and Yale, is celebrating 15 years of good old fashioned debauchery this week from the 14th-20th. Suture's has been a mainstay of the South Tulsa bar scene for a while now. This week the bar celebrates its growing legacy with daily happy hour specials until 6pm, prizes and giveaways--including a $1,000 travel voucher--food and drink specials and the Miller Lite Girls. Call 481-5007 for more details.
False Advertising. Norman-based El Paso Hot Button brings his sound to the Soundpony Lounge, 409 N. Main, where he often plays and packs the house. EPHB's latest release Keep Your Eyes Quiet dropped August 18, adding yet another title to his already prolific recording career, marking it the fourth album released since 2005--not counting a handful of split EPs with label mates Attractive and Popular among others. Experimental Dental Show also performs. 10pm. Visit myspace.com/soundponylounge for more.
Making a Name. Art is flourishing in T-Town and the Tulsa Young Professionals are doing their part to get the names of some of Tulsa's young artists out there. Tonight from 6-9pm the fourth annual "Next/Now" Art Show at the Gilcrease Museum, 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Road, gives young artists their chance to make a spot on your living room wall. Tulsa indie rockers Dead Sea Choir (pictured) provide the soundtrack for the evening. Comedy troupe Crayons Improv provide the comic relief. This event is free to attend. Cash bar. Call 596-2700 or visit gilcrease.org.
Bohemian Rhapsody. Giacomo Puccini's opera La Bohème has entertained audiences for more than a century and now the film version plays tonight at the Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis. Four friends, a musician, a painter, a writer and a philosopher share an apartment in Paris in the 1830s. One Christmas Eve, the group heads to their favorite pub, save Rodolfo the writer, who must finish some work. A knock on the door reveals Rodolfo's neighbor, Mimì, who is in need of a light since her candle went out. The two quickly fall in love, but the romance becomes a tragedy when Mimì becomes terminally ill. Mimì leaves Rodolfo until her illness begins to take over and she is desperate to return to the man who brought her so much comfort. 7pm. Call 585-3456 or visit circlecinema.com.
Oklahoma Art. Get back to your capitol roots in the "Art of the Oklahoma State Capitol: The Senate Collection" on display now at Gilcrease Museum. The exhibit showcases commissioned pieces that are for designated locations in the Capitol building or pieces to be put in historic frames of the legislative chambers. Many of the pieces include bronzes, murals, portraits and landscapes that represent regional and ethnic diversity. The exhibit is open until Oct. 11 with admission prices ranging from $5 to $8. The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10am-5pm. Call 596-2700 or visit gilcrease.utulsa.edu for more information.
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