POSTED ON JUNE 16, 2010:
Hot Times. If you never learned about the Tulsa Race Riots in school, you can educate yourself at Is the Whole World on Fire? at the Tulsa Artistsí Coalition, 9 E. Brady St. Eric Humphries combines political critique with cartoons to tell the story of the events that took place from May 31 through June 1 in 1921. The paintings are in chronological order, and photographs and brief descriptions hang aside the paintings. The exhibit runs through June 26, and admission is free. The gallery is open from 6pm to 9pm Thursday through Saturday or by appointment. Look up tacgallery.org for more information.
Great, Powerful Show. Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center's presentation of the iconic Wizard of Oz. The classic 1939 film-based production features all the characters you know and love in a bright and colorful art deco styled-Oz. You'll see Dorothy, Toto, the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Wicked Witch of the West and others in the Chapman Music Hall at the PAC, 110 E. Second St. The curtain goes up at 1pm and 7:30pm. Prices range from $20 to $60. Check out tulsapac.com for times and tickets.
Get Your Chips. So you think your salsa is hot enough to scald tongues? Then, enter your signature creation in the second annual 2010 SalsaFest salsa-making contest and compete against other individuals and local resturants Friday at the H.A. Chapman Centennial Green, 1028 E. Sixth St. Winners have the chance to throw 300 pounds-worth of tomatoes off a seven-story building. Other attractions include a pepper-eating contest, salsa dancing lessons, live music and a Chihuahua costume contest and race. The festival, which lasts from 5pm till 10pm, is free and benefits Sustainable Tulsa. For more information, go to sustainabletulsa.org or call 808-6576.
Ball in the Court. Watch the Tulsa Shock tangle with the Minnesota Lynx one last time this season at 7pm at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave. Although the Shock lost the series' opener at home last month, the WNBA team came back with a 94-82 victory May 23 and a 92-79 victory June 4. Saturday is also the Shock's designated WNBA Dads and Daughters game, which celebrates the bond between fathers and daughters through basketball. Cox Sports Television will air the game. Ticket prices vary so check out wnba.com/shock for more information.
Day for Dad. Whether you're a daddy's girl or enjoy rebuilding an engine with your pop, it's Father's Day and time to celebrate that man in your life. After giving him his new power tool or that great tie, spend some time with the old man, too. Take him to the Spaghetti Warehouse, 221 E. Brady St., where dads eat free all day. Maybe he's more into the art scene and would appreciate a day out to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Second St., to see The Boy Friend. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you let the big guy know you appreciate him.
Water Thriller. There's a reason why several people warn about picking up drifters in the road. That becomes more than evident in Circle Cinema's, 12 S. Lewis, presentation of Knife in the Water. While driving, an attractive woman and her mate, Andrzej, stumble upon a student in the road. They pick him up and offer to take him on their sailing trip. Jealousy and arguments ensue, which leaves someone falling overboard -- or maybe not? Directed by always controversial Polish director Roman Polanski, this drama delivers thrills and chills to audience members. The show starts at 7:30pm. For tickets and more information, visit circlecinema.com.
Smooth Croons. Feeling emotionally stiff? Let some of Michael Bublé's passion rub off on you when he stops by the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave., for his Crazy Love Tour. This lovesick, Canadian singer and songwriter has attracted the likes of more than 650,000 fans during his last tour, which sold out in 90 cities nationwide. Naturally 7 will bring along their R&B sounds and join him for the concert. The show begins at 8pm, but doors open at 7pm. Tickets range from $51 to $91. Go to bokcenter.com for tickets.
A Bite of Club. Headed out to a fight night or returning from a daylong antique show from the SpiritBank Event Center, 10441 S. Regal Blvd.? Clubhouse Bar and Grille provides the perfect atmosphere to socialize and relax with your event companions. Sip on one of the house cocktails or wine and beer, while overlooking the dance floor from the mezzanine club level. There's also a broad food menu that includes a number of sandwiches, appetizers and dinner plates. Even if you're just in the area, Clubhouse has the promise for a good night on the town. Clubhouse is open Tuesday-Saturday, 5pm till 2am. For more information, visit clubhousetulsa.com.
Hot Times. If you never learned about the Tulsa Race Riots in school, you can educate yourself at Is the Whole World on Fire? at the Tulsa Artists' Coalition, 9 E. Brady St. Eric Humphries combines political critique with cartoons to tell the story of the events that took place from May 31 through June 1 in 1921. The paintings are in chronological order, and photographs and brief descriptions hang aside the paintings. The exhibit runs through June 26, and admission is free. The gallery is open from 6pm to 9pm Thursday through Saturday or by appointment. Look up tacgallery.org for more information.
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