POSTED ON JANUARY 2, 2013:
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Whiskey a Go Go. A tamer version of the famous Los Angeles sounding spot, Jazz and Wine Night at the Main Street Tavern in Broken Arrow will be better than a vacation to the sunset strip for your holiday recoup. Located at 200 S. Main St., this quaint getaway is just the thing to soften the blow of not getting absolutely everything you wanted for Christmas -- including peace on earth and the good will of the man buying your drinks.
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Hi-Beams. Already out and about in the Brady Arts District? Good. Now down that drink and walk -- not stumble, it's too early for that -- to the TAC Gallery for the more cultured half of your evening. Light Captured, Light Cast has its grand opening and reception at the gallery, located conveniently at 9 E. Brady St. The exhibit features the work of two artists who both took their blinders off to create dazzling spectacles, both using the most intangible of mediums -- light.
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Cast-Offs. Find yourself pondering exactly where to banish those hideous coasters your mother-in-law graciously gifted you for the holidays? Never fear, that's why the Heyman Family Adventures in Art is here! A two-for-one kind of bargain, you can pack the kiddos off and, well, just leave the coasters to them. Children learn to find a use for useless items by incorporating them into works of art. The class is being held at the Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Rd., and is for ages 6-12. For more information visit philbrook.org. 1-3pm.
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Great Balls of Fire. Blackmail and fireworks are undoubtedly the makings of cinematic greatness, but coupling them with high school? Head to The Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis Ave., to see Struck by Lightning, and by the end of the night you'll be oozing with intrigue yourself. For show times and more info visit circlecinema.com.
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Shake'n'Bake. Some of us have seen Talladega Nights a few too many times; others may just be hungry. Either way, mention of the Chili Bowl, held at the Expo Center, is bound to prick a few ears. Located at 4145 E. 21st St., there will no beefy goodness here unless in reference to an extraordinarily svelte driver piloting one of the many tiny cars. One of 12 noteworthy annual midget car racing events held nationally, the Chili Bowl is full to the brim with good times. For more info visit exposquare.com.
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How Should We Then Live? BookSmart Tulsa and Tulsa Town Hall gear up for the Kind of Kin Launch Party, to be held at the Harwelden Mansion, 2210 S. Main St. Written by Rilla Askew, this book deals with issues such as the transient nature of good and evil, and what truly is "the right thing" to do, all set to a familiar Oklahoma backdrop. For more info visit booksmarttulsa.com. 7pm.
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Make it Rain. Meteorologists promised T-Towners a white Christmas, but it looks like Oklahoma will be getting hit by a Golden Hurricane instead. TU Women's Basketball faces off against UTEP in a midweek matchup at the Reynolds Center, 3208 E. 8th St. That's one storm you will want to find yourself smack in the middle of. Game starts at 7pm. For more information visit tulsahurricane.com.
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Weak in the Knees. Tuesdays with Morrie at the Tulsa PAC, 110 E. 2nd St., may leave you a little teary-eyed. This tale of lost-and-found, tit-for-tat trade-ins in the game of life follows the reunion of a teacher with Lou Gehrig's disease and his pupil. Dealing with difficult subject matter, this stage adaptation of the novel is worth a second glance. For ticket prices and show times visit tulsapac.com.
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