Arts roundup: Art Crawl set for Friday in Brady Arts District
BY JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer
Thursday, November 01, 2012
11/01/12 at 4:45 AM
Now that all the Halloween excitement is over, it's time to scare up a bit of culture.
The Brady Arts District's monthly Art Crawl will be Friday with the galleries, eateries and shops along Brady and Archer Streets from Main Street to Detroit Avenue and its environs opening new shows, offering new events and providing a creatively interesting night out.
Living Arts of Tulsa, 307 E. Brady St., will have its "Altared Spaces" exhibit from Thursday's Day of the Dead celebrations on display, as well as hosting the Oklahoma Dance Film Festival.
The Tulsa Artists' Coalition Gallery, 9 E. Brady St., will show "Splitting Time," a digital media exhibit by Aaron Higgins, while the Brady Arts Studio will be showing works by gallery owners Mel Cornshucker and Donna Prigmore, with other artists. The Corvid Gallery, 10 E. Archer Ave., will have work by Reed Weimer, while a few doors away, Colors of Etnika will be featuring handmade scarves by KeokJay.
Even the restaurants and bars, from Club 209 to Gypsy Coffee House, will have new artwork on their walls, and Caz's Pub will have a live graffiti art demonstration.
For the theatrically minded, one can chose from the classics or comedy. Representing the classics, Odeum Theatre and Theatre Tulsa have partnered for productions of "Hamlet," 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday in the Doenges Theatre of the Tulsa PAC, 110 E. Second St. The Saturday matinee will feature the youth cast, with the adult ensemble performing the other shows. Tickets: 918-596-7111, tulsaworld.com/mytix
For comedy, there's the choice of Heller Theatre's "Chasing Manet," the Tina Howe play about two residents of a nursing home who plan a daring escape in order to take cruise on the Queen Elizabeth 2, which opens 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Henthorne PAC, 4825 S. Quaker Ave. Billie Sue Thompson and Jan Simpson star. Performances continue through Nov. 10. Tickets $10 at the door or call 918-746-5065.
Or indulge in "The 39 Steps," the Broadway touring production of this award-winning comedy that adapts Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 film into a fast-paced farce with four actors playing all roles. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the PAC's Williams Theatre. Tickets: 918-596-7111, tulsaworld.com/mytix
The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E. First St., will host two events this weekend. The regular Dance at the Depot, 7 p.m. Friday, will be a "Food Bank Fox Trot," with attendees encouraged to bring donations for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. In addition to great dance songs performed by vocalists Cindy Cain and Pam Van Dyke Crosby, the evening will include a demonstration of the fox trot.
On Sunday, the Jazz Hall will present pianist Benny Green, a former member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and one of the leading proponents of "hard-bop" jazz, performing with the Northeastern State University Jazz Ensemble. The concert starts at 5 p.m. Tickets for either Jazz Hall show: 918-281-8609, tulsaworld.com/mytix
Fans of orchestral music face a dilemma: The Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College and the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra each have concerts Saturday night.
The Signature Symphony's concert, "Celebrating America," will feature the Oklahoma State University Concert Chorale, led by Z. Randall Stroope, performing music by Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Morten Lauridsen and OSU music professor Brant Adams. It begins 8 p.m. Saturday at the VanTrease PACE. Tickets: 918-595-7777, tulsaworld.com/mytix
The Tulsa Symphony will go "Green" for its concert, 7:30 p.m. at the Tulsa PAC, 101 E. Third St. Three landscape-themed works - Alan Hovhannes' "Mysterious Mountain," Tobias Picker's "Old and Lost Rivers" and Resphigi's "The Pines of Rome" - are sandwiched around "Variations on a Theme by Paganini," to be performed by Crescendo Music Award winner Steven Lin. Tickets: 918-596-7111, tulsaworld.com/mytix
Original Print Headline: Culture choices
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David Lawrence (left) and Samantha Woodruff rehearse their parts in "Hamlet" at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. The Shakespeare classic continues Thursday-Saturday at the PAC. MATT BARNARD / Tulsa World file