POSTED ON FEBRUARY 17, 2010:
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Thursday, Feb. 18
Blooming Mid-Winter. How much do you want to know about the African Violet Plant? If you're looking to get your heels pretty far down into knowledge, this month's "African Violets 101" brown bag lecture at the Tulsa Garden Center, 1370 E. 24th Place, is for you. Members of the African Violet Society will be on hand to discuss how to care and feed these plants. In addition, you can find out how to help these plants continue to bloom throughout the entire year. The lecture is free and open to the public. Grab a brown bag lunch (from your house) and join the stimulating discussion. The discussion starts at noon. For more information, visit tulsagardencenter.com.
Friday, Feb. 19
Helping Others. The death toll in Haiti has swollen to more than 200,000, and the earthquake has left one million homeless, but helping out is easy here at home. Dance salsa and Help Haiti at the same time for just $10 at Living Arts of Tulsa, 307 E. Brady. From 6:30-8pm, join Latin dancing groups by shaking your money makers to music provided by DJ San Dunga. Enjoy food from Hibiscus, Calaloo's and Wanda's Cakes, and participate in a silent art auction and raffle. This 21 and older event features a full bar. Bring gently used clothes and shoes for donation to Goodwill. All the evening's proceeds will be donated to relief in Haiti. For more information visit livingarts.org.
Saturday, Feb. 20
Country Boogie. Write this down: George Strait is coming to the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, tonight. The King of Country returns to the town he has nothing bad to say about. This time he returns with two Country Goddess guests, as Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack rock alongside the king. It is sure to be a spectacle, for those lucky enough to get tickets--the show is currently sold out. But who knows, a ticket may emerge, out of the blue clear sky or in places where you know to find them. The show starts at 7pm. Visit bokcenter.com.
Sunday, Feb. 21
Tickling the Ivories. For a more refined evening of musical entertainment, check out the Paris Piano Trio at the John H. Williams Theater in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Second St. All three musical prodigies, violinist Régis Pasquier, cellist Roland Pidoux and pianist Jean-Claude Pennetier have been touring together since Pasquier was just 13-years-old. All are now instructors at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris, and they will be performing Chopin, Schumann and Schubert among others. The Washington Post hailed them for their "polish, vigor and exemplary sense of style," so you want to hear these classical tunes. Chamber Music Tulsa presents this 3pm concert. For tickets and information, visit tulsapac.com.
Monday, Feb. 22
The Ol' Switcheroo. Having released its latest album, Hello Hurricane, in November, alternative band Switchfoot is on tour once again, this time making a stop at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main. Popular among Christian music and alternative rock fans alike, Switchfoot gained notoriety when several of their songs were featured in the 2002 movie A Walk to Remember. Opening will be hip-hop influenced rock band Paper Tongues, who plan to slice its way into audience members' hearts. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 8pm. Advanced tickets are $23.25 and $29 the day of the performance. For tickets and information, visit cainsballroom.com.
Tuesday, Feb. 23
Into the Wild. What better way to get a sense of an artist's vision than to watch them and hear them work? Wildlife painter Robert Caldwell does just this as Lovetts Gallery, 6528 E. 51st St., presents Live Paint with Wildlife Artist Robert L. Caldwell. The Virginia native is well-known for his highly detailed, realistic drawings and has received a great deal of national attention. From 10am till 6pm, Caldwell puts on a display of his vision and skill with a pencil and brush in front of collectors, artists, wildlife enthusiasts and students. Plus, he presents a sneak peek at his new works in the gallery. The display is open to the public. For more information, visit lovettsgallery.com.
Wednesday, Feb. 24
Pub Grub. For a late-night good time any night, Caz's Pub, 21 E. Brady, has put in its stake for downtown. Across the way from the Chowhouse, the pub brings nightly specials with a ladies night tonight that asks for donations for bras--to the antlers--and $1.50 Boulevard Wheat beers after 7pm. Tomorrow night, it's the men's turn with a Free PBR with Jager Shot during the night. After all, the pub stakes the claim that it's been helping ugly people have sex for the past 15 years. The bar is open until 2am daily. For more information, visit cazspub.com.
Thursday, Feb. 25
Sharpshooter. Clark Youth Theatre, 4825 S. Quaker Ave., presents Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun for its annual musical this year. Based loosely on the life of famed sharpshooter Annie Oakley, the show chronicles Oakley's courtship with Frank Butler and the Buffalo Bill's Wild West show's rivalry with the Pawnee Bill's Far East show. The musical features such classic songs as "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better" and "There's No Business Like Show Business." Shows are 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students. For tickets and information, call 746-5065.
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