POSTED ON DECEMBER 29, 2010:
Thurs., Dec. 30
Storm Rollin' Through. For those who want to be well-rested for the New Year's bash tomorrow night, feel free to turn in early and drink lots of water in preparation. Everyone else in Tulsa will be at the Reynolds Center, 3112 E. 8th St., to watch the Tulsa Hurricane take on Texas Christian University Horned Frogs. In the midst of a wild and crazy season, come watch the Hurricane try to tear into the purple croakers. Put on those brand new shoes you got for Christmas and get down to TU for a 7pm tip-off. Visit tulsahurricane.com for more information.
Fri., Dec. 31
Masked Madness. The year has finally come to a close and going out in style is an absolute must. Grab your little black dress, put on those stilettos (don't forget to dress the boys too) and slip the perfect mask over your eyes. Crystal Ball 2011: New Year's Eve Masquerade invites lovers of the night and celebrators of the coming year to join in the fun at three of the hottest clubs in Tulsa. Slide through IDL Ballroom, Enso and Electric Circus at 1st and Detroit. Countdown to the stroke of midnight with Panic! Crew, Steve Cluck and more. Formal attire and mask are requested. The party begins at 9pm. Tickets begin at $15. Visit tulsacrystalball.com for more information.
Sat., Jan. 1
Jump to the Left. The annual showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show has finally arrived. Not only does it do a body good to embrace this quirky film at least once a year, it also serves as a great way to nurse that hangover from last night's masquerade party. Bundle up, down that bloody Mary and scurry down to Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis Ave. Brad and Janet will get sucked into the world of Transylvania and Dr. Frank-N-Furter on Jan. 1 and Jan. 2 at 10pm and 12pm. The best part of this trippy venture is that audience participation is encouraged. Maybe there is a little Time Warp in your immediate future. Not a bad way to start off the New Year. Tickets are $10. Visit circlecinema.com for more information.
Sun., Jan. 2
Slap Shot. The Tulsa Oilers square off against the Allen Americans for the fourth time this season. Both teams have come out on top during the 2010-2011 season and with several encounters ahead, one team is sure to pull ahead. Be at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, for the face-off at 4:05pm. The season has continued to improve for the Oilers so don't miss as they cut through the ice, push out the competition and knock the puck into the net for a winning night. Tulsa's favorite hockey team has played hard through the holidays and can always use a little pick-me-up from local fans. Skate downtown and get in on the action for $12-42. Visit bokcenter.com for more information.
Mon., Jan. 3
Recuperation. That hangover is finally starting to fade. Just one more night of easy-going music, calm hangouts and coffee. Yes, the best part of waking up (or nightlife) is a perfect spicy latte, local artwork and a cozy venue to catch up with friends and discuss your latest New Year's resolutions. Trickle down to Shades of Brown, 3302 S. Peoria, to take a gander at some work by local artists and hold tightly to that warm cup of joe. Nestle into a comfy chair and make friends with the barista at this eclectic Tulsa coffee shop. Just so happens that Gypsy Jazz will be providing the tunes, which is just what the Monday after New Year's calls for. Visit shadesofbrowncoffee.com for more info.
Tues., Jan. 4
Pretty in Pink. All those resolutions are starting to set in. You're going to the gym, eating less and hanging out with friends more, right? Well gather up the crew and head over to Pink Rock N Roll Lounge, 112 E. 18th St., for a night out on the town. Get into the cool modern vibe and rock the night away on the dance floor. Grab a Cosmo or cold brew from the bar, enjoy the company of a beautiful bartender, and enjoy the fact that the New Year's Eve hangover has finally gone away.
Wed., Jan. 5
Caricature Life. Spending an evening with Peter Griffin or Stewie might sound like fun but cartoon characters can be hard to pin down. He may not actually be drawn by pencil or make ridiculously absurd, nationally televised comments to his fictitious wife Lois, but Claude Stuart is cartoon-like in his approach to comedy and will have audiences in stitches moments after taking the microphone. Described as an optimistic dyslexic who's prone to bad luck, Stuart's life stories make a great script. Get over to the Loony Bin, 6808 S. Memorial Dr., for 8pm showings Wednesday through Saturday, with encore performances Friday and Saturday at 10:30pm. Tickets are $6 and $10. Visit loonybincomedy.com for more information.
Thurs., Jan. 6
Three's Company. One of the hottest country bands in the nation rolls into Green Country to light up the night and set the microphone aflame. Hopefully, Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will still be standing by the time The Band Perry is closing down for the evening as Tulsan's are coming out in droves to rock along with this sibling group. Crossing the country playing their No. 1 hit single, "If I Die Young," the Perry's are capturing new fans and amazing their faithful followers. This band is sure to make history so don't miss Kimberly, Reid and Neil under the disco ball. Local favorite, Kristin Nicole Band, opens the night at 8pm. Advanced tickets are $21; same-day tickets are $23. Visit cainsballroom.com for more information.
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