POSTED ON FEBRUARY 15, 2012:
Folk Lore. Get a taste of Hungary and the Czech Republic without the daunting airplane ride. All Souls Unitarian Church, 2952 S. Peoria Ave., brings the folk music of these oh-so-foreign European countries to Tulsa with Rustic Inspiration, Tulsa Camerata's February concert at 7pm. A dozen of Tulsa's finest musicians will make you feel like you're in the songs' native countries. Fans of clarinet, violin and piano should especially make the effort to attend. Visit tulsacamerata.org for more information.
Nice Rims. Does the sight of a gorgeous, custom-designed car make your heart race? If cars just do it for you, Darryl Starbird's National Rod & Custom Car Show is the place to be Feb. 17-19. The best, most creative cars in the nation compete for the "Go for the Gold" award -- $20,000 cash -- at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St. Darryl's annual show is considered one of the top indoor car shows in the U.S. Visit his website to see stunning past winners. See darrylstarbird.com for more information.
Aim and Shoot. Join four deer hunters on their annual journey to deer camp when Robson Performing Arts Center, 101 Stuart Roosa, in Claremore hosts Deer Camp The Musical, at 7pm. The hunters have been pretty unsuccessful in past years and their wives are starting to get suspicious. You'll have plenty of laughs as they make a plan to preserve their hunting paradise, trying to avoid firing a single shot. Visit claremorepac.org for more information.
Glorious. What was it like to be a legendary Oklahoma folk singer and poet during the Dust Bowl era? You'd want to ask Woody Guthrie that question, but your second best bet would be to see the Oscar-winning film based on his autobiography, Bound for Glory, showing at Gilcrease Museum, 1400 N. Gilcrease Rd., 1:30-4pm. Celebrate the singer's extraordinary life at the screening, which is free with museum admission. See gilcrease.org for more information.
Mind Blowing. Show your child how fun and exciting learning can be, possibly inspiring a future aviation career. The Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium, 3624 N. 74th E. Ave., hosts a Robotics One-Day Camp, 9am-4pm. Kids in grades 4-6 will have a blast using Lego Mindstorm Kits to stimulate creativity and develop critical thinking, discovering the wonder of science and exploring new worlds. Don't forget to register ahead of time. Visit tulsaairandspacemuseum.org for more information.
Fat Tuesday. Love an excuse to let loose? Well, this is your lucky day. It's time to celebrate Mardi Gras, and Tulsa has plenty of fun up its sleeve for this popular party day. Enjoy live music and good food on Brookside between 3-11pm. Bid for beads at the Blue Dome District's Mardi Gras parade, which begins and ends at McNellie's, 409 E. 1st St. Then hit the bars for some adult beverages or live it up at the Pirate & Wench Mardi Gras Party, hosted by Enso Bar and Electric Circus, 230 E. 1st St, 7pm. See tulsamardigras.com for more information.
Tricks are For Kids. History and magic are a wondrous combination. Tommy Terrific and His Tuskegee Airman Show mixes it up for the kids at Schusterman-Benson Library, 3333 E. 32nd Pl., 3:30-4:15pm. The show features magic tricks using flying objects, like balloons and planes, and is both educational and entertaining. It explores the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American military aviators in the U.S., who served our country during WWII. Visit tulsalibrary.org for more information.
Sense of Humor. Who says ancient history is dull? The Frogs, a hilarious play by Aristophanes, has cracked up audiences for more than 2,000 years and is now showing at The Nightingale Theater, 1416 E. 4th St., at 8pm, Feb. 16-18 and 23-25. It features Dionysus traveling to Hades to bring back the best dead poet, encountering monsters, mysteries "and several spankings" along the way. Visit nightingaletheater.com for more information.
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