POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2010:
Boot, Scoot and Boogie. Strap on your cowboy boots and head on down to Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St., for Randy Rogers Band. Sitting at No. 8 on the overall Billboard album chart with Burning the Day, the band brings country fever to Tulsa. This all-ages show is free and doors will open at 6:30pm, while the show starts at 7:30pm. With the No. 1 country album on iTunes, Randy Rogers Band is a show any country fan should catch. Opening for the band are Texas-based country artists Kevin Fowler and Sunny Sweeney. For more information, visit cainsballroom.com.
Sound and Fury. Shakespeare's shortest tragedy, "Macbeth," comes to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. The famous play is set in modern times but still stays true to Shakespeare's dialogue (a la Romeo and Juliet with Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio). The curtain goes up in the John H. Williams Theatre at 7:30pm, and tickets are $35. The 400-year-old play tells the tale of a Scottish king who receives a prophesy by three witches that he will become King. Desiring power, Macbeth goes on a killing spree with his wife. The story uses a mélange of lust, magic and murder. For tickets or more information visit tulsapac.com.
Relationship Advice. What do you get when you cross a relationship seminar with comedy? Dan O'Sullivan has made a career out of what has frustrated men for many centuries -- women -- and brings his tales to the Loony Bin, 6808 S. Memorial Drive. Part guru and part cynic, O'Sullivan's adult humor is sure to have you rolling on the floor in hysterics. The comedian, who has appeared on HBO and Showtime will take the stage to describe the hysterical antics that occur between men and women in relationships. The first show beings at 8:30pm and is $10. Visit loonybincomedy.com for more information.
Tiny Dancer. Tulsa's favorite little non-profit theatre, Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis, will be screening Mao's Last Dancer. Based on the bestselling autobiography of Li Cunxin, Mao's Last Dancer narrates the life of a very talented dancer who was able to rise to international star status from his humble beginnings in poverty-stricken China. Directed by Oscar-nominated director Bruce Beresford, the show is appropriate for kiddos, with a PG rating. Tickets are $8.50 if you come after 5pm and $6.50 for matinees (before 5pm). If you are a senior citizen or have a student I.D. you can view the flick for only $7. For more information visit circlecinema.com.
Don't Get a Big Head. Need a cure for your case of the Mondays? Then head down to Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St., to hear some tunes and catch Colorado rockers Big Head Todd and the Monsters. This band has a following that was formed from local shows and small venue tours long before they were signed in to a major label. You can buy the tickets in advance for $23 and on the day of the show for $26. Celtic/Bluegrass group Carbon Leaf opens for The Monsters. For tickets and more information visit cainsballroom.com.
All Things Irish. Feeling green? Head down to CJ Moloney's, 1849 S. Aspen Avenue in Broken Arrow, to get your Irish fix. The bar is open till 2am Monday through Sunday. You don't need the luck of the Irish to get a fast drink here, and they have happy hour for those thrifty drinkers. There's free poker, 50-cent Miller Highlife and 50-cent wings. There is always some sort of entertainment here -- whether it's a live act or karaoke, you can always expect to have a great time. For more information, call (918) 251-1973.
Palinisms. "Refudate" your schedule and come and see former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin at the Tulsa Convention Center, 100 Civic Center. Palin is coming to the Civic Center as a keynote speaker for the Liberty Gala. Since resigning as the governor of Alaska last year, Palin has been on tour endorsing candidates for public office, one of whom is Oklahoma Republican gubernatorial candidate Mary Fallin. The event beings with a reception at 6pm, followed by dinner at 7pm, concluding the program at 7:45. To make your reservation, call (405) 602-1667.
Get Some Cowbells. If you have a fever and the only prescription is more cowbell, then you should check out Blue Oyster Cult at the Hard Rock Casino, 770 W. Cherokee St. in Catoosa. Blue Oyster Cult's success has spanned over three decades with hits such as "(Don't Fear) The Reaper," "Godzilla," and "Burning for You." The band may have changed its name early in its life, but its music has not failed to impress their fans. The Long Island natives will take stage at 9:30pm, with DJ Ziploc opening at 8:30. For more information visit hardrockcasinotulsa.com.
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