POSTED ON APRIL 24, 2013:
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Naughty, Naughty. Grab someone you wouldn't mind getting hot and heavy with and plunge into Spank! The 50 Shades Parody. Have a sexy laugh in this musical send-up of the popular trio of Fifty Shades of Grey novels as the touring show stops in for a few performances in Tulsa. The show opens tonight and runs through Saturday at 7:30pm at the Tulsa Convention Center, 100 Civic Center. Tickets through tickets.com or at 877-885-7222.
Giuseppe Verdi's operatic masterpiece Aida continues at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center at 110 E. 2nd St. Tulsa Opera tells the star-crossed tale of an Ethiopian princess, an Egyptian soldier, and a pharaoh. Supertitles are used, so there's no excuse for not knowing what's going on. Visit myticketoffice.com for tickets, or call 918-596-7111. The opera begins at 7:30pm and plays one more time on Sunday at 2:30pm.
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Whose Land? In conjunction with the opening of the Woody Guthrie Center, the Guthrie Green at Boston and Brady plays host to the Woody Guthrie Center Opening Concert starting at 1pm. It's free, and it features music from the likes of Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Jimmy LaFave, Red Dirty Rangers, and Desi and Cody. Be sure and check out the center itself, chock full of Woody-centric memorabilia.
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Athletic Rapture. Choregus Productions continues its string of bringing in really, really cool things, and this time, it's the groundbreaking Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company, coming to Cascia Hall's Helmerich Theater at 2600 South Utica. The modern dance troupe contains some of the most athletic dancing you'll see for awhile. Seriously. Tickets and more information at 918-688-6112.
Swing Away. Baseball season is here, so there's only one thing to do: head downtown to ONEOK Field at 201 N. Elgin Ave. and catch the Tulsa Drillers vs. Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Make it an early lunch, or just call in sick. The game starts at 11:05am --coincidentally, the official time during the day that it's okay to start drinking beer. Enjoy a day game while you can -- that is to say, before the days get so hot that you develop an emotional connection to your air conditioner.
The classic tale of star-crossed lovers comes to gang-related life in West Side Story, coming to town through Celebrity Attractions. See Tony and Maria meet, dance and sing, fall in love, and be denied by fate to the music of Leonard Bernstein tonight, tonight through May 5 at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets at 918-596-7111.
Cheap and Yummy. The Guthrie Green hosts the weekly Food Truck Wednesdays down around Boston and Brady. Live music, the chance to be outside, and, shockingly enough, food trucks with a cornucopia of culinary choices populate the green downtown space from 11:30am to 1:30pm.
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Naked Ambition.The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center at 621 E. 4th St. hosts First Thursday Art Opening: Phases of Anima, an opening reception featuring the work of local artist Lanette Clark. Her photographic work traces the journey of the nude female figure from youth to pregnancy to maturity. This Oklahomans for Equality showcase runs from 6-9pm.
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