POSTED ON OCTOBER 21, 2009:
Seven Plus One
Clock's Ticking. If you haven't had the chance to check out the new permanent collection gallery at Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Road, then why not head to the grounds for a post-work evening activity? The new gallery highlights its emerging commitment to industrial design with selections from the George R. Kravis II Collection. One hundred objects from the Kravis collection now form Philbrook's core holdings of industrial design. The exhibition "Better Living by Design: Selections from the George R. Kravis II Collection," presents selections of international twentieth- and twenty-first-century design, featuring objects created by iconic figures in the history of design. Museum hours are from 10am-8pm on Thursdays. Visit philbrook.org.
Tune In, Tulsa. Write me a letter / Won't you tell me it's okay / And that I am not dreamin' / I didn't take my pills today / And I'm breaking / Out out again / I'm out out again / Doubt doubt again / I'm out out again / Dear Nebulon, you're okay....you're not the one, they told you to stay....dear Nebulon... Local band Recorder is trading a tiny cranny in a packed bar for the spotlight on a major performance stage. Playwright John Cruncleton has constructed what could be called a rock opera based on the story behind Recorder's song "Dear Nebulon," which will be performed onstage at the Nightingale Theatre, 1416 E. 4th St., Oct. 23-24. It's a story of a man who came to earth from the planet Nebulon, wears tin foil on his head, and is struggling with schizophrenia. Admission is $7 and the show starts at 8pm. For more information, visit www.nightingaletheater.com.
Finally Freeze Time. The wait is over. The Tulsa Oilers first home game against Wichita gets things moving at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, tonight at 7:35. There will be plenty of skating, slicing, checking, hitting, and pretty girls--that's right, the Oilers Ice Girls will make their debut and cheer the team on to victory. New head coach Bruce Ramsey (former player for opposing team Wichita Thunder) is ready to show fans a newly energized Oilers squad. Tickets start at $10. More of an all-or-nothing kinda guy/gal? Season ticket passes are still available. For more information, go to www.TulsaOilers.com.
Rock On. Join rock climbers from across the state who will descend on Tulsa's own Chandler Park for the 2nd annual Boulderfest. Camping will open at noon for climbers on Friday, which will be a free day for everyone to meet, mingle and, of course, climb. Registration for the competitions starts at 8:30am on Saturday, and the competition for novice, intermediate and junior climbers kicks off at 10am, followed by the competition for advanced and expert climbers at 2:30. Live music, festivities, food vendors and more are on site, but everyone is welcome to bring their own food to cook over the fire. Sunday will be another free day of climbing, followed by a cleanup of the park. That's right: Work hard. Play hard. Clean hard. Rock hard. Registration is $25, day of registration is $30 and there is a $5 camping fee. Call 633-9854 or visit okboulderfest.com.
Cleerly Amazing. In addition to having one of the coolest band names ever, Chanticleer has also been named "the world's leading male chorus" by New Yorker Magazine. From Gershwin to Mahler and sacred hymns to popular song, the acclaimed San Francisco-based orchestra has entertained awestruck audiences from New York City and Amsterdam to the Peoples Republic of China with its unmatched harmonic perfection. Now in their 32nd season, the Grammy Award-winning ensemble brings their highly regarded performance to Holland Hall for one night only. From counter-tenor to bass, the vocal range of the group is unbelievable, and they are truly a treat for the ears. Fans of jazz and classical vocal music won't want to miss the show. 7:30 performance at the Walter Arts Center, Holland Hall. 5666 E. 81st St. Call 596-7111 or visit myticketoffice.com.
French Connection. Richard Wagner's music collides with dance, acrobatics and 3D computer projections in the digital opera Die Walkure, showing at Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis, tonight at 7pm. The beautiful city of Valencia is pictured in this 21st century opera and the imagery is astounding. The film stars Juha Uusitalo and Matti Salminen and will be presented in German with English subtitles. Eat dinner beforehand and be ready for a full night of entertainment, as the show lasts almost four hours and includes two intermissions. Show starts at 7pm. Visit HYPERLINK "http://www.circlecinema.com"; www.circlecinema.com for more information.
Low Fidelity. Some people say that with all the new technological advancements in recent years, film photography is dead. Don Emrick, OU Alumnae and photography professor at TCC, would wholeheartedly disagree. His exhibits show the inherent "flaws" in photographs that make them so compelling. The Tulsa Artists' Coalition Gallery, 5 E. Brady, presents "Analog: Low Fidelity Photography," featuring Emrick's fine art photography. He has been exhibiting his artwork in solo and group shows in Oklahoma since 1993. His most recent exhibit of abstract work was at the State Capitol, North Gallery. Catch the exhibit through October 31. Visit tacgallery.org for more information. Shown:
Fangtastic. See all the excitement of Dracula--the fangs, thrills and point shoes--during Tulsa Ballet's opening night at the Tulsa PAC, 11 E. Second St. Artistic thrill-seekers will enjoy Ben Stevenson's spectacular Dracula. Lauded by The New York Times as "a Dracula beyond Stoker's Darkest Dreams," this production features stunning theatrics,
including vampire brides who fly magically through the air, a frightening coach that careens on and off the stage and an exploding chandelier. This exciting contemporary work has been described as "a spectacle of an order ballet audiences seldom see today." Presented before in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Toronto and Washington D.C., but never before in Oklahoma. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased online at HYPERLINK "http://www.myticketoffice.com"; myticketoffice.com. The show starts at 8pm. For more information, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.tulsaballet.org"; tulsaballet.org.
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