POSTED ON DECEMBER 15, 2010:
Illumination. The sparkle, the shine, the beauty of more than 2 million lights radiate from the campus of Rhema Bible Church, 1025 W. Kenosha, Broken Arrow. Drive through the series of glowing camels or brave the cold walking across the brightly lit bridge. Christmas Lights Extravaganza! draws thousands of visitors each year and is great freezing, yet heart-warming fun for the whole family. The lights stay lit from 5:30-11:30pm through New Year’s Day. Visit rhemabiblechurch.com for more information.
Thurs., Dec. 16
Living Words. Get caught in the turmoil and the madness of Howl at Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis Ave. The groundbreaking poem written by a young Allen Ginsberg, played by James Franco, becomes the subject of a heated court battle, pitting the freedom of speech against social norms. Step back in time and experience the impact that pure unadulterated honesty had on an un-expecting generation. Visit circlecinema.com for more information.
Fri., Dec. 17
Cyber Survival. The digital world has never hit screens like this before and is bound to suck you in and blow you away simultaneously. Buckle your seatbelt for Tron Legacy at the Cinemark Tulsa IMAX, 10802 E. 71st St. Fly through the digital world of Tron as Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) finds his missing father in a cyber universe. This journey presents life-and-death experiences that even the most tech-savvy would struggle to muddle through. Visit cinemark.com for more information.
Sat., Dec. 18
Ring that Bell. Award-winning and internationally acclaimed artists travel to Tulsa for one night of seasonal celebration. Join Mike Posner, Natasha Bedingfield, Far East Movement and more for the annual KHITS Jingle Ball. Hometown heroes, Hanson will even get in on the musical tribute to Christmas. Seats are going fast so don't get left out in the cold at The Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave. Tickets are $35-40. The mic starts ringing at 7:15pm. Visit mabeecenter.com for more information.
Sun., Dec. 19
Nursing the Holiday. Maybe you're dreading that Christmas dinner with the family or trying to suppress the anger that rises after fighting crowds of crazy moms shopping around town. Either way, come to Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St., to rock out some season blues and even throw a few cold ones back in the process. Hellyeah's Holiday Hangover features heavy metal groups Hail the Villain, Anew Revolution and Crooked X. Advanced tickets are $23.25. Same day tickets are $29. Visit cainsballroom.com for more information.
Mon. Dec. 20
Illumination. The sparkle, the shine, the beauty of more than 2 million lights radiate from the campus of Rhema Bible Church, 1025 W. Kenosha, Broken Arrow. Drive through the series of glowing camels or brave the cold walking across the brightly lit bridge. Christmas Lights Extravaganza! draws thousands of visitors each year and is great freezing, yet heart-warming fun for the whole family. The lights stay lit from 5:30-11:30pm through New Year's Day. Visit rhemabiblechurch.com for more information.
Tues., Dec. 21
Beer Tunes. Matt Breitzke heats up the microphone and the bar drinks heat up the patrons at Harvard Sports Bar, 4774 S. Harvard. As a nominee for Absolute Best Sports Bar and with nine televisions showing the biggest games, don't let the weather keep you from a good time. So belly up to the bar, groove to the live music and throw back a cold one. The bartenders are pretty friendly too and are more than willing to help wash away any holiday blues that might be ailing you.
Wed., Dec. 22
Ballet Bliss. Few events at Christmas are as timeless and endearing as the battle of the Mouse King and the dramatically graceful charge of the Nutcracker. Join Clara and Fritz as they plunge into the world of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Snow Queen in Tulsa Ballet's The Nutcracker. Performances begin at 7pm on Dec. 17-18 and 22-23 at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. Tickets are $15-65. Visit tulsapac.com for more information.
Thurs., Dec. 23
Tulsa Tinsel. Three of Tulsa's own take the stage at The Loony Bin, 6808 S. Memorial Dr., for an evening of hilarity. Join Isaac Witty, Jason Brown and Jay Dee for a little hometown humor at the Tulsa All Star's Show. One night only for $5 at 8pm, these three gag masters will heat up a wintery night with jokes and bits with a Tulsa touch. Visit loonybincomedy.com for more information.
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