POSTED ON MAY 12, 2010:
Feeling like the city has been lacking movement and activity lately? Head over to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Second St., and watch the city on stage in Cirque Dreams Illumination literally come to life as buildings, stairways and windows transform from objects to people. This dream world tickles your imagination as acrobats, contortionists, dancers and gymnasts prove that the unimaginable is possible in this bustling city. Cirque Dreams Illumination, created and directed by Neil Goldberg, boasts more than 100 inventive costumes that are sure to lead you into this vibrant vision. Show begins at 8pm and runs through Sunday. Check out tulsapac.com to purchase tickets.
Getting Real. Take a stroll on Brookside today to check out the National Contemporary Realism 2010 exhibit at the M.A. Doran Gallery, 3509 S. Peoria Ave. The exhibit boasts more than 45 artists' creations, including some by Max Ferguson, Gary Ruddell and Kim Cogan. The gallery showcases both local and national fine art. The exhibit only runs until June 5, so catch a glimpse of the newest in art while you still can. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30am to 6pm. Call 748-8700 or visit madorangallery.com for more information.
Up in the Air. Feeling like the city has been lacking movement and activity lately? Head over to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Second St., and watch the city on stage in Cirque Dreams Illumination literally come to life as buildings, stairways and windows transform from objects to people. This dream world tickles your imagination as acrobats, contortionists, dancers and gymnasts prove that the unimaginable is possible in this bustling city. Cirque Dreams Illumination, created and directed by Neil Goldberg, boasts more than 100 inventive costumes that are sure to lead you into this vibrant vision. Plus, see if you can spot the 17-year-old Coweta resident who won an opportunity to perform with the company in "Run Away with Cirque Dreams" contest. Show begins at 8pm and runs through Sunday. Check out tulsapac.com to purchase tickets.
Now in Primetime. If you are having late night Conan O'Brien withdrawals, The Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady St., has the remedy to cure your needs. O'Brien and his luscious locks will be taking the stage for The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour, which promises a "night of music, comedy, hugging and the occasional awkward silence." Check O'Brien out live before he heads back to late night with his own show on TBS this fall. Tickets are $35 to $75 and can be purchased online at protix.com. Doors open at 7pm. For more information, go to bradytheater.com.
Knights and Dragons. Good morrow! Mistresses, grab your bodices and gowns! Valiant knights, put on thine armor! It is time for the 15th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival at The Castle of Muskogee, 3400 Fern Mountain Road. The festival has something for everyone -- ale for those looking to act a little like the festival's jester, a masked ball for those wanting music and dancing, and even a tournament with battling knights. The event is open 10:30am to 6pm every weekend in May and on Memorial Day. Tickets start at $12.95 and can be purchased online at okcastle.com. Call 687-3625 for more information.
Clock's Ticking. The countdown is almost over for you to nominate your favorites for Urban Tulsa Weekly's Absolute Best of Tulsa issue. Tired of only being able to share your valuable and priceless opinion with unappreciative friends? Then shower your high-quality information on all Tulsans and recognize your favorite bands, comedians, city and business leaders as well as the best places to shop, eat, drink and be merry! Some of this year's categories include biggest ego, best naughty business and bar for cheap drinks. Find the ballot and additional information on page 36, or take your nomination to cyberspace and vote online at urbantulsa.com.
On the Terrain. If you are itching to go sightseeing across the country but cannot quite find the time to do so until retirement, then Tulsa artist Ross Myers' collection of American Landscapes should be able to hold you off for at least a few more years. Myers' tour of America via oil paintings travels through Joseph Gierek Fine Art gallery, 1512 E. 15th St. Myers, a University of Tulsa graduate, is best known for his vibrant landscapes of the southwestern U.S. and his native state of Oklahoma. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm. For more information about this exhibit, visit gierek.com or call 592-5432.
Shop Fresh and Local. Hungry to support local businesses? Or maybe you're just hungry? Either way, the Cherry Street Farmers Market at 41st Street and S. Peoria Ave. has everything you need to quench that appetite. Whether you are looking for flowers for your spring garden, or you are just in the mood to wake up to some live music, head over to the Food Pyramid parking lot for local and organic produce, plants, meats, herbs, baked goods and crafts. The Metropolitan Environment Trust will also be at this farmers' market to discuss ways for Tulsans to recycle. The market is also open on Saturdays at 15th Street between Quaker and Rockford Avenue. For more information, visit cherrystreetfarmersmarket.com.
Piece to the Puzzle. Tired of dealing with the realization that you are a genius when it comes to Jeopardy questions, but you probably will never have the chance to show off that brain power in front of Alex Trebek? Well, at Live Event Trivia Night at Joe Momma's, 112 S. Elgin Ave., you can show up other Tulsans, while dining on pizza and beer. Just a guess, but munching on a hot slice of pizza is probably a no-no in Trebek's territory. Joe Momma's and Live Event Trivia often make a donation to non-profits and organizations based off of this night, so plan to join in on showing off your brilliance all while knowing you are helping out other Tulsans! For more information, visit joemommas.com.
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