POSTED ON FEBRUARY 20, 2013:
COURTESY OF JOHN HAMMER
Art That Pops. John Hammer, a graphic designer, got tired of drawing things on a computer. He wanted to get back to the real, tactile feel of art. The results are spectacular. The Pop Impressionism exhibit at the OSU Institute of Technology -- 1801 E. 4th St. in Okmulgee -- will be worth the drive. The display only lasts through March 1. Get there while you can! Visit thehammerstudio.com for more info.
COURTEST OF LIVING ARTS
Only the best contemporary art will be found for the next week in the Brady Arts District. Whether you're after music, performance, video, or visual art, the New Genre Arts Festival, which kicks off tonight, will have what you're looking for. Visit livingarts.org for information on specific exhibits. Passes are expensive -- $55 -- but it will put you up close and personal with the cutting edge of Tulsa art. Prepare yourself to be amazed!
Fishy Business. Fifty-three fishermen from all over the country (and one from Zimbabwe!) will find out who's the best at the Bassmaster Classic. There will be a weigh-in today at the
BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave. The event is free, and the doors will open at 3pm. Come for the fish, but stay for the music. Electric Rag Band -- among others -- will perform in the evening. These fish will be huge, and you don't want to be the one that got away. Visit bokcenter.com for details.
COURTESY OF CLARK THEATRE
Bad Timing. Ever vow to give up dating only to meet the love of your life the next day? The King and his three friends in Love's Labour's Lost can certainly relate. Clark Youth Theatre will perform this Shakespearean comedy this afternoon at 2pm at the Henthorne PAC, 4825 S. Quaker Ave. It's great for the family, riotous for the adults, and a good way to introduce your kids to Shakespeare. Call 918-746-5065 for tickets.
Poor Pluto. Even though it's no longer a full-fledged planet, you can still give Pluto some love in Explore Our Cosmic Neighborhood, put on by the Broken Arrow Sidewalk Astronomers. After a presentation on dwarf planets, you'll have the opportunity to take some telescopes and see them for yourself! The galactic goodness starts at 6:30pm at the
Broken Arrow South Library, 3600 S. Chestnut in BA. Call 918-960-0076 for more info.
Bare Your Soul. You never know what you will hear or see at Tulsa's oldest Open Mic Night, which happens this evening at the Gypsy Coffee House, 303 MLK Blvd. Do you want to try out your new poem or sing an original tune? How about just lie back and take it in as others do the same? If so, this is the place for you. Sign-ups begin at 6:30pm and the show gets underway at 7pm. Call 918-295-2181 for details.
COURTESY OF BELL HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY
Let the Movement Flow. There are less than two dozen programs like this in the world. Portico Dans Theatre has begun holding Beginning Aerial Dance classes in order to promote high culture in Tulsa -- even for ordinary folks like you and me. You may not be able to pull off Crouching Tiger-like moves, but this class will start you on your way. This weekly event meets 7pm tonight at Living Arts of Tulsa, 307 E. Brady St. Call 405-596-8767 for more information.
COURESTY OF SAVAGE ART GALLERY
Meet the Makers. The Savage Art Gallery, 2205 E. 6th St., is a gem hidden deep in Kendall-Whittier, but it contains some of the best paintings and photographs in town. It hosts an Artists' Reception from 3-7pm this evening, where you can meet the people who created some of Savage's exquisite works. Carrie Wilson, Doug Bauer, Robert Shinn, and Pattie Calfey will all be there. Call 918-384-8744 for more details.
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