POSTED ON APRIL 20, 2011:
Doo Wop Daddy. Groove and jive to the smooth tunes of Kansas City saxophonist, Bobby Watson, at the Jazz Depot, 111 E. 1st St. This Americanpost-bobjazzalto joins his brass with the TU Big Jazz Band at 7:30pm and is sure to leave audiences begging for more. From
composer to producer to Conservatory of Music professor, this scattin' man is one of the world's most well-respected alto saxophonists. Visit okjazz.org for more information.
FILE PHOTO/LISA NEWMAN
Even though April is Earth Awareness Month, hopefully lovers of Green Country take good care of our living space throughout the year. Just in case, Earth Day is here to remind you to clean up after yourself and be a little nicer to the planet. Organize the recycle bins and pick up after those who are less than friendly to Tulsa streets, streams and trees. Find one of the many events dedicated to Mother Earth, roll up your sleeves and join the movement to keep Green Country green.
Horse Tales. One of Oklahoma's oldest art shows has returned with delightful works on display at the Cherokee Heritage
Center, 21192 S. Keeler Dr., Park Hill. More than 90 Native American artists from 13 Tribal Nations have come together to create pieces such as The Courting song of the Red Lodge by Monte Yellowman. The Trail of Tears Art Show 2011 lasts through May 8 and visitors are welcome to stroll through the works of sculpture, graphics, miniatures and paintings. Visit cherokeeheritage.org for more information.
Floppy Ears. Put on your Sunday best, dress the kids up in matching outfits, grab a colorful basket stuffed with plastic grass and head out to one of the many events celebrating Easter on this beautiful spring day. The kids can choose from an egg hunt with penguins at the Tulsa Zoo or an afternoon of eggs falling from the sky at the Owasso Egg Drop. So grab the family, cook a ham, sit with the big bunny for a spell and ring in spring in
Strip It Down. The time has come to rock a little Tik Tok with Ke$ha on her Get $leazy Tour at Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady. So put it on, join the Spirit Animal crew, Take it Off and party into the night with the dance commander and her musical troops. You are who you are and others like you will be getting down and dirty when the lights come up and the microphone steams at 8pm in the Brady District. Visit bradytheater.com for more information.
Indie Inspiration. Small budget films make their way to small town Oklahoma for the Bare Bones Film Festival. Documentaries, music videos, student films and feature projects hit the big screen at Muskogee's Roxy Theatre, 220 W. Okmulgee Ave, and other locations April 25-May 1. Flutter along with the micro-fantasy Plight of the Earth Fairy or plow through the fields with the independent short film, The Squash. An Okie even gets in on the movie
making when Bunee
Tomlinson of Edmond
debuts A Father's Gift. Visit barebonesfilmfestivals.org for more info.
Stroke and Blend. Take a tour of Tulsa by strolling through the gallery at Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis. Tulsa Pen and Ink takes onlookers from Cain's Ballroom to Woodland Park and across town to Oral Roberts University with the sketching of Betty Nottier. Highlighting Tulsa's 25 most notable landmarks, the exhibit is available for viewing through May 23. Visit circlecinema.com for more information.
At Any Cost. The climb to the top is filled with
immovable obstacles, blood, sweat, tears and plenty of drama. Encore! Theatre Arts presents Fame, April 28-May 1 at Tulsa Little Theatre, 1511 S. Delaware. Dance, sing and play along with a diverse group of students eager to rise above the challenges and land themselves in the competitive School of
Performing Arts in New York City. Visit encoretulsa.com for more information.
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