POSTED ON APRIL 14, 2010:
Spring into Action. Spring is in the air and on the canvas. Stop by Pearl Gallery, 1201 E. Third St. from 5-8pm for the opening of the Spring Show. Check out the playful, lighthearted and colorful paintings by J.T. DeShong and a mix of abstract, landscape, still life and sumi-‘e art from 22 local artists. Not to mention, the three winners from Nightingale’s Alice in Wonderland themed UnBirthday juried art show will also be on display. Shown is “Reaching for the Sky” by J.T. DeShong. For more information, call 640-4490 or visit pearlgallerytulsa.com. The show runs through May 20, and the gallery is open from 11am-5pm, Tuesday through Friday.
Tax Time. Did you correctly calculate your adjustments and credits? Are all your state and federal forms filed away as well as payments needing to be made? If you're a last-minute filer, today is Tax Deadline Day, and the government is not waiting on you. Without filing those tax papers today, you could owe interest as well as a late payment penalty. You could attempt to file an extension, but you will still need to pay any money owed to the government by today. Therefore, head to your closest H&R Block or Jackson Hewitt preparers and get them filed and done by end of the day today. For more information or questions on filing your taxes, visit irs.gov.
Blooming Garden. The signs of spring are beginning to pop up all around us. Join the folks at A New Leaf Inc., 2306 S. First Place, for their VIP Garden Party, a celebration of their 30 years of serving individuals with developmental disabilities through horticulture therapy, job placement and in home respite. The party includes live music, beer and wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres and a 15 percent discount an all garden purchases. Tickets are $25 each. The party will be a kick-start to A New Leaf's annual GardenFest on Sat., Apr. 17. GardenFest is a free event showcasing the latest garden tools and supplies from area nurseries and garden centers. For tickets and more information, call 451-1491.
Bow Wow. Let your feet or paws walk for a good cause. The Bark Walk puts together individuals or packs (also can be read as groups) to walk around LaFortune Park, 5801 S. Yale Ave., to benefit Tulsa Boxer Rescue. Throughout the day, family members and friends can enjoy different activities such as the canine contests, live entertainment, raffles and more. Everyone participating must raise $20 individually in order to participate. The more participants raise, the better the goodies get such as T-shirts, opportunities for special raffles and more. The walk starts at 10am, and the check-in starts at 9am. For more information, visit barkwalk.net.
Drink and Be Merry. Vampires might not be garlic fans, but they might enjoy a sip at the bar at Garlic Rose, 3509 S. Peoria. Since 2003, this sister restaurant features an upscale, full-service bar that quenches your thirst for a laid-back lunch or a fun night on the town. The best part is that, you can grab some great eats with your Sauvignon Blanc or Merlot. Try their Italian Philly Wrap Panini at lunch, or sink your fangs into Chicken Marsala at dinner. Whatever's your delight, Garlic Rose has it cooking. The Garlic Rose is open Monday for dinner at 5pm or for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday, 11am-2:30pm and 5-10pm. For more information, visit garlicrose-tulsa.com.
Agree to Disagree. Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim and New York Times columnist Frank Rich appear together for a conversation about the musical arts. Sondheim has been considered one of the most important artists in the American musical theater in the past 50 years, while Rich's Opinion-Editorial column has steered the editorial pages of the New York Times for years. Sondheim and Rich first met after Rich wrote a review over the pre-Broadway production of Follies. Since then, they have had on-stage conversations at venues around the country. Find out what these two men agree and disagree on at 7:30pm at the University of Tulsa's, Donald W. Reynolds Center, 3208 E. 8th St. There is no charge to attend this event.
Fresh Bite. Get a fresh taste and view on food as Whole Foods offers the "Retake Your Plate" film series at Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis. The two-day film series will show the Future of Food -- which gives an insight into how consumers can better impact food choices of America -- and Fresh -- a documentary that shows America's farmers and business people who are working to reinvent our current food system. Throughout the series, food will be available to film series participants as well as special guest speakers will be on hand for lectures. The series starts at 6:30pm. Series cost is $5. Proceeds benefit Sustainable Green Country. For more information, visit letsretakeourplate.com or wholefoodsmarket.com.
A Giddy Schoolgirl. Get ready to laugh you're guts out with one of the hottest young comedians in the country. Jason Russell's comedic style is silly, hard-hitting and real. His strong personality and high energy enables him to handle any situation that might occur in a live show. Russell hits the stage this week at the Loony Bin of Tulsa, 6808 S. Memorial Dr. Laugh at the world with him for only $6 at 8pm on Wednesday and Thursday or $10 on Friday and Saturday at 8pm and 10:30pm. For more information visit loonybincomedy.com.
Spring into Action. Spring is in the air and on the canvas. Stop by Pearl Gallery, 1201 E. Third St. from 5-8pm for the opening of the Spring Show. Check out the playful, lighthearted and colorful paintings by J.T. DeShong and a mix of abstract, landscape, still life and sumi-'e art from 22 local artists. Not to mention, the three winners from Nightingale's Alice in Wonderland themed UnBirthday juried art show will also be on display. The show runs through May 20.
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