POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2010:
Art Sense. September gets off the ground with a new art exhibit at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, 621 E. 4th St., featuring local artist, Shelley McGoffin. Although originally motivated by a passion for food, her work -- as of late -- has featured more in the abstract realm. In this new exhibit, McGoffin tries to evoke a new style as she said, "The work I have created for this show hopes to evoke an experience of serenity, energy and excitement for life -- and silliness out of the viewer." The reception is 6-9pm and will launch the Oklahomans for Equality (OkEq) gallery showcase. Visit okeq.org for more information.
Heartbreak No More. John Mayer takes the arena stage with his top-ranked concert tour, Battle Studies World Tour. The BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave., hosts the award-winning singer/songwriter at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. Mayer's road tour is ranked in the Top 5 of Billboard's weekly Hot Tour list and is set to sweep through Tulsa with opening band, Owl City. Depending on how far from Mayer's guitar and sweat audiences are willing to sit, ticket prices are $36.75, $49.75 or $69.75. Visit bokcenter.com for more information.
Hiccups and Guffaws. Country cookin', those awkward step-parent moments and stories of public intoxication will ring from the stage at The Loony Bin, 6808 S. Memorial Dr., this week. Chuckle until it hurts as Mike Speenberg controls the microphone and sweeps audiences into a laughable remembrance of family get-togethers and backwood excursions. All audiences 18 and up can catch Speenberg's last daily show in town. Saturday's show begins at 8pm and is $10, but in case you miss it, Speenberg puts on a 10:30pm show for the same price. Visit loonybincomedy.com for more information.
Trunk-Sized Extravaganza. The Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum, 6421 E. 36th St. N., is throwing a pachyderm party for visitors tonight. The ELEbration begins at 9am and will include elephant demonstrations and behind-the-scene tours of the elephant barn. Gunda, the elephant, is somewhere over the hill and this celebration of her massive birth will take place at the BOK Pavilion inside the zoo and wraps up at 5 pm. Tickets for adults are $8, seniors $6, children 3-11 $4 and zoo friend members and children under 3 are free. Visit tulsazoo.org for more information.
Laborless Day. As the summer rolls out and the fall rolls in, take this one last opportunity to enjoy the outdoor barbecue, the backyard baseball game or just fun in the sun of Labor Day. The pools won't stay warm (or open) much longer, so give summer a proper farewell and splash around today. Gather all the friends, family and un-wanted neighbors to welcome the cooling night air and changing leaves of fall. Most importantly, take the time out to enjoy the day for yourself, after all, you earned it.
For the Night Owls. Up late and looking for a bite to eat? White Owl, 1325 E. 15th St., might be the place for you. After 10pm, stop in for a serving of pizza or a hot panini to go with your drink of choice. After midnight, though, it's a full-fledged bar, so have a seat, grab a drink and have a good time with friends -- or make some new ones. If you're a bit of an earlier bird, though, stop by for lunch or dinner, as they're open throughout the day from 11am until 2am. For more information, visit whiteowloncherry.com.
Eagles of Night. If there's lots of fans and birds swirling around Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St., don't mind it too much as Doc Roc presents The Black Crowes tour, "Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys." The ballroom welcomes the blues-rock band on stage at 8:30pm, but the doors open at 7:30pm. Kicking off the night for the Atlanta-based Black Crowes is the Buffalo Killers. Don't miss these southern rock inspired bands as they blaze through Tulsa. Tickets are $45, and all ages are invited to the show. Visit cainsballroom.com for more information.
Laws of the Jungle. Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera and Shere Khan take the stage at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., with Joseph Robinette's retelling of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. Remember your childhood or have your kids enjoy this classic tale as Mowgli and his animal friends put on a showstopper. Show times include Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm, and Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm. General admission is $15, $12 for seniors and students, $10 for children aged 3-12 and children under 3 are free. Visit tulsapac.com for more information.
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