POSTED ON JUNE 15, 2011:
Malleable Molten. The Tulsa Glassblowing Studio's first ever fundraising event is happening at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 100 East 2nd St., from 6-8pm. Help keep the flame alive by enjoying live music, performance art, silent auctions, dinner and drinks. Peruse through hand blown glass ornaments and trinkets from across the region; when that special sparkle catches your eye -- pick it up, hand over the cash and support one of Tulsa's most unique art organizations. Visit tulsaglassblowing.org for more information.
Chow with the Chimps. The 21st Annual WALTZ on the Wild Side is here and bringing some tasty grub to town. Head down to Tulsa Zoo's premiere event responsible for building the Chimpanzee Connection, Elephant Encounter and the Children's Zoo. Guests will enjoy food from over 40 local restaurants, including Ann's Bakery and Dilly Deli. Professor D and Tulsa's HOOK will be providing the jungle jams. You won't want to miss this trip to the wild side at the Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E. 36th St. N., from 7pm-12am.
Funny Feed. Break out your Big Wheels and prepare to pedal, the Third Annual Tulsa Big Wheel Race is fixin' to hit the streets. Come out to Veteran's Park, 1875 S. Boulder Dr., and ride down Boulder from 4-6:30pm. Not only will it be a sight to see but all of the proceeds go to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, the largest private-relief organization in eastern Oklahoma to help put an end to hunger. So fix up your childhood wheels or steal the kiddo's for a day -- it's time to put the pedal to the asphalt. Visit tulsabigwheel.com for more information.
Soulful Serenade. Bring dad out for a jazz filled father inspired treat. The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E. First St., is having a special Father's Day concert with Olivia Duhon at 5pm. Duhon delivers performances comparable to those of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday and will give dad that night of smooth relaxation he's been craving. Jazz fan or not you are sure to hear the talent of this Tulsa starlet. Visit okjazz.org for more information.
A Musical Hybrid. Around since 1969, this band has toured the country and changed the line-up a few times but their music still prevails. Little Feat, is making their way to Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St., at 7pm. Get ready to hear an organic blend of rock, folk, blues, rockabilly, country and jazz from these veteran guys -- a show sure to electrify. Visit cainsballroom.com for more information.
Girls Only. You won't want to miss the Tulsa Shock battle it out with the Seattle Storm at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave., beginning at 7pm. The ladies of the court have been practicing year round and are ready to put on a show and take down all opponents. With new additions on guard and seasoned athletes sinking the fall away shots, these girls come ready to rumble. Watch the sweat fall and the hoops swish. Visit wnba.com/shock for more information.
A Combined Effort. Robert Rauschenberg is known for his groundbreaking and innovative work with multi-media collages and printmaking. Rauschenberg at Gemini is on display at the Philbrook Museum, 2727 S. Rockford Rd., until September. By combining different mediums of art, these pieces are one in a million, with bold colors and interesting prints all melded into one final piece. Witness the radical work of this 1950's artist. Visit Philbrook.org for more information.
Far Out. When Binky gets sent into outer space with his associate Vivian and sheep Bob because his two-speed clock goes array, the adventure unravels. Landing on a planet ruled by animals in the Goolagong System turns out to be quite chaotic when the evil George
Topax tries to turn poor Bob into a sweater. Watch as these out of this world characters make the twists and turns dodging falling pumpkins as they try to make their way home in Revenge of the Space Panda at Liddy Doenges Theatre, 110 E. 2nd St., June 23-24 at 8pm and June 25 at 2 and 8pm. Visit tulsapac.com for more information.
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