POSTED ON FEBRUARY 1, 2012:
State of the Union. Get a little extra insight on the toe-to-toe Republican Presidential race and hear what all the hubbub in Washington is really about when the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and political-guru George Will gets hold of the microphone at the Gussman Concert Hall in the Lorton Performing Art Center at the University of Tulsa, 800 S. Tucker. Hear what this columnist and author has to say about the state of American politics from 7-9pm. Call 918-631-2656 for more information.
Dressed for Dog Days. Tulsa's four-legged friends have a new group of advocates. The girls from McNellie's put on the rouge to help their furry friends at The Tulsa Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. So buy a Pin Up for Pups calendar and meet the girls at Dwelling Spaces, 119 S. Detroit Ave., from 7-9pm. Dog adoption services will be on hand for those who want to take home their very own pup. Bust a bowwow as Wink Burcham provides the tunes for the evening. Visit dwellingspaces.net for more information.
Levitate. Float, flit and flutter with the Mark Morris Dance Group as performers soar on the John H. Williams stage of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. Modern dance marries classical movement Feb. 3-4 at 8pm. Collaborating with full orchestras and single musicians, the Mark Morris Dance Group is known for its commitment to live music performance. Visit tulsapac.com for more information.
Cowboy Up. Strap on those boots, tip back your hat and saddle up for a night of wranglin' you ain't never gonna forget. Rope the Ozarks rides into the Mustang Arena at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., Feb. 3-5. The United States Team Roping Championships brings cowboys and cowgirls together for some hooplin' 'n hollerin' in the ol' American way. Visit exposquare.com for more information.
Love and War. Go behind enemy lines and discover the true heartbreak of war as lovers find themselves on different sides of the conflict in Angelina Jolie's directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey. Danijel is fighting for the Serbs during the Bosnian War but his past lover, Ajla, now finds herself as a captive under Danijel's command. The drama unfolds at Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis, Feb. 3-9. Visit circlecinema.com for more information.
Against the Ropes. Get in the ring with some of the biggest athletes in the world at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver. Watch the "Apex Predator" Randy Orton square off against "Malevolent" Wade Barrett in a down and dirty street fight match. "World's Strongest Man" Mark Henry, "Arrogant Playboy" Drew McIntyre and "Simply Grand" Natalya are just a few of the muscles flexing at the WWE Smackdown at 7pm. Visit bokcenter.com for more information.
Pound 'Em. Put on your tightest spandex, lace up your shin-high sneakers, tighten your sweatband and stand at the ready for a slap-happy time of Coed Dodgeball. The competition gets hot and heavy at the Tulsa Community College Metro Fitness Center, 909 S. Boston. Throw with all your might and duck out of sight for a night of dodgeball madness. Call 918-595-7348 for more information.
Construction Compilation. Peer deep into "Purple Blaze" to uncover the layers of Mazen Abufadil's self-named photo-fresco artwork. Using a photo, plaster, copper and other elements, Abufadil brings tangible substance to the meaning and day-to-day activity of his life. Works by Mazen Abufadil are on display at the Tulsa Artists' Coalition Gallery, 9 E. Brady, through Feb. 25. Visit tacgallery.org for more information.
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