POSTED ON JULY 6, 2011:
Eclectic Energy. Native Pinky (Paul) Singh is one of the more mystifying self-taught artists. Her use of bright, electric colors and mixing art mediums create a varying portfolio, leaving audiences in wonder of the next piece of work. It could be oil, acrylics, graphic art or photography -- Singh pulls out all the stops. See this eye-grabbing work at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, 621 E. 4th St., through July. Meet the artist at the opening reception on July 7 from 6-9pm. Visit okeq.com for more information.
Vivacious Vixens. The titillating ladies of TwoLips Burlesk give the stage to Lock, Stock and Bare All at the Nightingale Theater, 1416 E. 4th St., July 8-9 at 8:30pm. You won't find any guns at this showdown but there will be plenty of legs to die for. Kelli Lynn and The Skillet Lickers will provide the rockabilly classics and there will be some revealing surprises in store. On Friday night the mean, green, burlesque super-queen makes her way here from California. Saturday, see Tulsa native, the Killingist Queen of Burlesque, Drag, and Fetish: Nikki Trash on her return home from Dallas. For mature audiences only. Visit nightingaletheater.com for more information.
Open the Heavens. The Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium, 3624 N. 74th E. Ave., hosts Moon Over Tulsa at 7pm. See an up close and personal presentation of the moon and the full dome feature Two Pieces of Glass. After the show, take a closer look into outer space with the planetarium's equipment -- one of the telescopes will bring the moon so close to the human eye that spectators will see the craters, mountains and valleys on the lunar surface. Guests will also get to watch a viewing of the last Atlantis shuttle launch that takes off on July 8. Visit tulsaairandspacemuseum.org for more information.
Fearless Feathers. Nanyehi was a loving and fearless Cherokee woman who fought alongside her first husband Kingfisher in the war against the Creek Indians. Upon Kingfisher's death, she led the Cherokee to victory in 1755. Later known as Nancy Ward, she risked her life to promote peace between the American settlers and Cherokees. Legend has it that when she died a white light left her body and took the form of a swan. See this courageous tale of Nanyehi, Beloved Women of the Cherokee at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. at 2pm. Visit tulsapac.com for more information.
Food For Thought. The Tulsa Herb Society hosts Life is a Fiesta with Lucinda Hutson -- a nationally known food, garden and lifestyle writer from El Paso Texas. Her colorful and original recipes have landed her mention in Southern Living, a Time-Life cookbook "Great Meals in Minutes: Mexican Menus" and more. She is also the author of "The Herb Garden Cookbook and Tequila! Cooking with the Spirit of Mexico." She will present her popular slide show at The Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave., from 7-8:30pm. Visit tulsaherb.com for more information.
Jazz-Rock Ambassadors. Members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame "Do It Again" for a sold out audience at The Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady St. Steely Dan masterminds -- Walter Becker and Donald Fagen -- bring on the action with the "Shuffle Diplomacy Twenty Eleven" summer tour featuring Sam Yahel. As these legends take the stage prepare for some old and some new as they play a vast set list. They also say that this tour will include an idealistic strategy for world peace -- bring on the '70s. Visit bradytheater.com for more information.
Shaping the Future. The Jewish National Fund (JNF) was given the task of fundraising in Jewish communities with the purpose of purchasing land in Eretz Yisrael to create a homeland for the Jewish people during the 1950s and '60s. JNF collected funds in their signature Blue Boxes. The work of JNF is apparent in all of Israel today, from beautiful forests to vital reservoirs and more. Building the Land: Jewish National Fund Zionist Posters -- the art used for the campaign -- is on display at The Sherwin Miller Museum, 2021 E. 71st St., in the Brodsky Fine Arts Gallery and Second Floor Gallery. The posters are on exhibit through Sept. 25. Visit jewishmuseum.net for more information.
Battle of the Sexes. Wild West sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler fight, bicker and go head-to-head in Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun. "Buffalo Bill" Cody and Chief Sitting Bull ride on the scene in the Children's Musical Theater production at the Bartlesville Community Center, 300 S.E. Adams Blvd. Join the gun slinging, rootin' tootin' good time as Oakley tries to prove "Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better," July 14-17. Visit bartlesvillecommunitycenter.com for more information.
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