POSTED ON JANUARY 18, 2012:
Backstage Pass. Get to know a little about artist Karen Kunc and the inspiration behind The Nature of Abstraction: Works as she lectures at Jerri Jones Lecture Hall at the University of Tulsa, 800 S. Tucker Dr., at 4pm. Afterward, pour a drink at the reception and mingle with other art enthusiasts in the Alexandre Hogue Gallery. Kunc's exhibition runs thru Feb. 15. Call 918-631-2739 for more information.
In a Hold. Take it to the floor and pin 'em good at the Cliff Keen Tulsa Nationals. The World of Wrestling unleashes a mighty force at the Pavilion at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St, on Jan. 20-21. Pick a weight class and enjoy an all out brawl -- with rules, of course, at this year's showdown. Visit exposquare.com for more information.
Let It All Out. Share your unscripted true story to a room full of strangers at Old Crow Confessions in a cathartic night of booze, music and admission at the Nightingale Theater, 1416 E. 4th St., from 10pm-12am. No judgment here -- now's the time to get those secrets off your chest. Somebody's story is bound to be crazier than yours. Visit nightingaletheater.com for more information.
Flippin' Fun. Cartwheel down to the SpiritBank Event Center, 10441 S. Regal Blvd., for the Tulsa World Gymnastics Invitational, starting at 8:30am. See the best up and coming gymnasts in the region tumble their way to victory. This exciting event lasts from Jan. 20-22. As some of the bravest athletes in the world, gymnasts know how to put on an impressive show. See tulsaworldinvitational.com for more information.
Pretty Plant Pictures. Snow may line the ground and a sharp chill may fill the air but the Tulsa Garden Center Auditorium, 2435 S. Peoria, knows how to put a little spring in your step. Tour garden-themed photographs by over 700 artists at the Tulsa Garden Center Auditorium's, 2435 S. Peoria, Amateur Photography Contest. Feel the warmth on your back and enjoy the hues of brightly-colored flowerbeds through Jan. 29. Visit tulsagardencenter.com for more information.
Save a Life. Chickens will cluck and cows will moo when you take a load off for the documentary showing of Vegucated at Whole Foods Market, 1401 E. 41st St. Follow the lives of three hardcore meat and cheese lovers on their journey and eventually advocacy for veganism. Make friends with the animals and learn to love the cabbage at 6:30pm. Visit wholefoodsmarket.com for more info.
Roundtrip Road Trip. Cross the deep blue sea on a journey to a land of ancient gods and towering ruins. Grab a crew of adventurers and go on an expedition with Travels with Tulsans as they explore "Green, the Greek Isles and Istanbul." Venture through Athens and dive in the Mediterranean at Central Library, 400 Civic Center, at 12:10pm. Visit tulsalibrary.org for more information.
Slide Step. Tune your tuba, put on your dancing shoes and gear up for a night of toe-tappin' and horn-honkin' as St. Louis Brass storms the stage at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, 701 S. Main St. Class it up with the French horn or shout from the mountaintop with the trumpet -- this brass quintet is raging through the night. Visit thepacba.com for more information.
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