Best bets for what to do in Tulsa
BY Staff Reports
Feb 9, 2013
2/09/13 at 3:43 AM
Saturday: Dwight Yoakam
Country music pioneer Dwight Yoakam makes a return trip to the area for a sold-out tour stop at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa at 8 p.m. Saturday.
His latest album, "3 Pears," was released in September and includes collaborations with Beck, Ashley Monroe and Kid Rock. It's his first full album of new music in seven years.
Since his breakthrough in 1986, he's sold more than 25 million albums and created hits including "Honky Tonk Man," "Please Please Baby," "Little Ways," "I Sang Dixie" and "It Only Hurts When I Cry."
Saturday: Oklahoma music
The Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College is reviving one of its most popular and requested shows - a concert that traces the history of Oklahoma music - for two performances, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the VanTrease PACE, 10300 E. 81st St.
The Signature Chorale, along with four vocal soloists, will join the orchestra in a concert that ranges from American Indian melodies to the hits of Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire.
Tickets are $27.50-$49, available at 918-595-7777 or tulsaworld.com/mytix
Kid Rock will perform at the BOK Center on Saturday. Tulsa World file
Saturday: Kid Rock
Kid Rock will bring his "Rebel Soul" tour to the BOK Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
He is a five-time Grammy nominee and has sold 27 million albums worldwide.
Tickets are $39.75-$85, available at tulsaworld.com/bok, the Arby's Box Office at the BOK Center and all Tickets.com outlets, or by calling 1-866-726-5287.
Fiddle player Mark O’Connor performs with the Tulsa Signature
Symphony in 2006. On Saturday, O’Connor will be a guest soloist with
the Tulsa Symphony at the Tulsa PAC in a concert that features American
roots music. Tulsa World file
Saturday: Tulsa Symphony
Mark O'Connor, who writes and performs music that draws from the wealth of American roots music, will be the guest of the Tulsa Symphony for its "Red" concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Tulsa PAC.
This concert of all-American music will feature O'Connor's own Double Violin Concerto, with O'Connor and Kelly Hall-Tompkins as soloists, along with Michael Daugherty's "Route 66" and the Symphony No. 1 by Charles Ives.
Tickets are $15-$70, available at 918-596-7111 or tulsaworld.com/mytix
Bill Maher will perform Saturday at the Brady Theater. Courtesy
Saturday: Bill Maher
Comedian, political commentator, author and television host Bill Maher will perform in concert Saturday at the Brady Theater.
Maher is known for his sociopolitical commentary and satire on religion, current events, politics, political correctness, mass media and more.
The show is all-ages. Doors open at 7 p.m.; showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $55-$65, and are available at Reasor's and Starship Records & Tapes, tulsaworld.com/brady, and by phone at 918-582-7239 and 1-866-977-6849.
Sunday: OCCJ Trialogue
The second of three sessions of the OCCJ Interfaith Trialogue runs from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Peace Academy, 4620 S. Irvington Ave.
The series has people of faith coming together to "talk honestly with each other about their similarities and differences."
Speakers include Sister Jane Comerford, director of Osage Forest of Peace; Dr. Don Pitt-man, Phillips Theological Seminary; Imam Arthur Farahkhan, Muslim American Community of Tulsa; Priscilla Galstaun, Islamic Society of Tulsa; Joli Jensen, Congregation B'nai Emunah; and Jeanne Jacobs, Temple Israel.
Courtneay Sanders is Corrie and Chris Crawford is Paul in The Playhouse Tulsa's production of "Barefoot in the Park" by Neil Simon. Courtesy
Saturday, Sunday: 'Barefoot in the Park'
The Playhouse Tulsa will open its production of Neil Simon's first Broadway smash, "Barefoot in the Park," with shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
The story of a newly married couple whose different attitudes toward life threaten to tear them apart stars Chris Crawford, Courtneay Sanders, Ron Friedberg and Barbara Murn.
Tickets are $10-$25, available at 918-596-7111 or tulsaworld.com/mytix
Tulsa’s Michel Beausoleil (right) defends
against Denver’s Gabe Gauthier at the BOK
Center on Jan. 29. CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World
After road games Friday and Saturday, the Tulsa Oilers return to the BOK Center for a game against Allen at 4:05 p.m. Sunday. It's the first of four straight home games for Tulsa, which will also play at the BOK on Tuesday, Friday and Feb. 16. Sundays are Family Fundays, with discounted tickets for families and a post-game skate. Regular ticket prices range from $13 to $43 and are available by going to tulsaworld.com/oilers
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OCCJ Interfaith Trialogue session
The second session of the annual interfaith series hosted by the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice is set for 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Peace Academy, 4620 S. Irvington Ave.
The theme for this year's series is "Are you Godwired? High Tech and High Touch: The future of interfaith dialogue."
This week's topic is "High Touch Dialogue for Today." Christian, Jewish and Muslim panelists will share their thoughts on the topic.
The final session is Feb. 17. All sessions are free. For more, visit tulsaworld.com/occj or call 918-583-1361.
Rhea Lana's sale
The consignment sale event Rhea Lana's will be at The Shoppes at Regal Plaza, 106th Street and Memorial Drive, on Sunday, Feb. 10, until Feb. 16.
Rhea Lana's specializes in the sale of name-brand and boutique-brand clothing, according to a statement from its organizers. Shoppers will also find children's furniture, toys and baby equipment.
Admission is free. Hours are 1-6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 14, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 15, and 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 16. Merchandise will be 25 percent off Feb. 14 and 50 percent off Feb. 15-16.
'Vintage Valentine' dance
TOSS, The Oklahoma Swing Syndicate, will host "A Vintage Valentine Swing Dance" on Saturday, Feb. 9, 7-11 p.m. at the Home Builders Association, 11545 E. 43rd St.
A beginning East Coast swing lesson will be offered from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Then Sarah Maud and The Swing Sets will help everyone dance the night away with an assortment of swing tunes of the era. Tickets are $12 in advance at tulsaworld.com/tosstulsa or $15 at the door. Tickets include the cost of the lesson. Hors d'oeuvres, desserts, punch and tea will be served.
Dwight Yoakam will perform at a sold-out show at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa on Saturday. Courtesy