POSTED ON MARCH 14, 2012:
Virtual Reward. Click and weave, jump and point your way to prizes in the Wii Sports Olympics Tournament for teens (ages 13-18) at the Helmerich Library, 5131 E. 91st St., from 5:30-6:30pm. All the wild gamers can have a few snacks and swing away at virtual baseball or jab with the left for a boxing showdown. Visit tulsalibrary.org for more info.
Don't Keep Silent. Created by photographer Adam Bouska, the NOH8 Campaign makes it way to the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, 621 E. 4th St. More than 20,000 faces -- including country singer, Chely Wright (pictured) -- have been taped and painted in an effort to protest California's Proposition 8. Join the ranks and get your picture taken from 5-8pm. Visit noh8campaign.com for more information.
Sláinte Chugat! Walk your best shamrock-green trousers around town today to the many St. Patrick's Day celebrations. El Guapo's and McNellie's begin an all-day Blue Dome District street party at 10am, 200 S. Elgin Ave., with the action expanding to Arnie's and Woodie's by the evening. Smoke, 1500 E. 15th St., hosts a street party on Cherry Street from 10am-Midnight and Kilkenny's, 1413 E. 15th St., from 12pm-2am. An all-day Brookside street party begins at 11am, hosted by Leon's, 3301 S. Peoria Ave. Go get lucky, folks.
Heaven's Window. Join best-selling Tulsa author Michael Wallis as he recalls his time living among the physical beauty and artistic culture of northern New Mexico in the '60s and '70s. Santa Fe Stories with Michael Wallis begins at 2pm in the Patti Johnson Wilson Hall of the Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Rd., and is open to museum members. Contact the Philbrook membership office at 918-748-5320 or see philbrook.org for more information.
Books Sandwiched In. Meet the Jewish Federation of Tulsa's director of community relations, David Bernstein, when he reviews In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson. Go behind enemy lines during WWII and experience Germany from an insider's perspective. This lunchtime review for adults and teens is from 12:10-12:50pm at the Central Library, 400 Civic Center, and is free and open to the public. Visit tulsalibrary.org for more information.
It's Alive! Come down to the Quad Theatre of Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis Ave., to take part in a free Community Cinema event -- a screening of the award-winning documentary Revenge of the Electric Car. Directed by Chris Paine and starring Tim Robbins and Danny DeVito, this entertaining and informative film chronicles the new rise of electric cars in America and around the world from 6:30-8pm. Visit circlecinema.com for more information.
So Staunch. Sample new wine selections and gourmet cheese trays at the Enso Bar and Lounge Wine and Cheese Launch Party, 230 E. First St., from 6-7pm. No need to leave at 7 -- stay into the night with friends, old and new, at this hip, sophisticated, dance destination. Take a load off on the comfy red couch and unwind with a cocktail or two. Visit ensobar.com for more information.
You Can Do It. Gather with fellow fans and show off your survival skills in preparation for the release of The Hunger Games, the film adaptation of the international bestselling young-adult novel by Suzanne Collins opening on March 23. Teens are invited to compete in a cornucopia challenge, test their knowledge in The Hunger Games Jeopardy, and dress as their favorite tribune for a costume contest. Costumes are not required. The Hunger Games Movie Release Party begins at 5:30pm at Helmerich Library, 5131 E. 91st St. Visit tulsalibrary.org for more information.
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