Thursday, December 3, 2009

Jumping the Gun

Utica Square

Looking for something to do to get the weekend kicked off early? Try on a few of these events for size.

Tulsa Green Drinks. Celebrating Green Drinks tonight at The Pearl Art Gallery, at 1201 E. Third Street, starting at  5pm. The gallery is full of fine art, handmade masks, sculpture, jewelry and art glass. Go forth and enjoy their new collection. Of course, complimentary wine and hors d'oeurves will be served. You know, I love when complimentary wine is of course.

Night of Hospitality. Tulsa Hospitality House will flip the switch on its synchronized, musical Christmas lights display (featuring more than 5,000 of the twinkly things) tonight, all to celebrate its annual distribution of what the group calls "waiting room survival kits" to families in 16 local hospital waiting rooms. It all starts tonight at  at 1135 S. Victor Avenue. Better get moving right after work, folks, because this little shindig gets started at 5:30pm.

Moms' Night Out with Ttownmoms. Join tTownmoms at Philbrook at 6pm tonight and get in free to see the Festival of Trees, gingerbread houses, the museum and, of course, enjoy time with friends and other Tulsa-area moms.

Career Paths for Journalists. Hang out for the presentations from former journalists, stick around for the rousing discussion on where exactly those nosiness skills could possibly take a journalist's career. It's all at Tulsa Press Club, Fifth and Boston, starting at 6pm. Plus, it's free. Woot!

Curious George Live! What kind of trouble will that crazy chimp get into this time? Bring a book for the Curious George and Tulsa Library book drive to find out. The Tulsa Library will be in the grand lobby for storytime starting at 6:15pm, so come hear your favorite books read aloud, including some Curious George classics. The main show starts at 7pm. Tickets are $14.

Life Drawing: Open Studio. If someone's naked and pencils are flying, odds are it's art. If someone's naked at Philbrook, then you can bet your butts (naked or not) that some serious creating and artistry is at hand. Get to 2727 S. Rockford Avenue for this practice in drawing nude male and female models through gesture sketches at 6:30, and don't forget your No. 2s. Cost is $10. Richard Rich will facilitate.

Evening Full Moon Walks. As we all know too well, the nights have grown long and dark. Brighten the week with a winter walk under the full, cold moon tonight at 7pm. Just watch out for owls. Head to Oxley Nature Center to find out. Cost is $2, or free for members. All ages are welcome. Call (918) 669-6644 to let the folks at Oxley know you're coming.

The Santaland Diaries. If you haven't heard/read this series of sketches by David Sedaris on his time spent as one of Santa's elves at the Macy's in Manhattan, you're missing out on a worthy holiday tradition. American Theatre Company brings this sardonic work to Tulsa for the third consecutive year and welcomes back veteran actor Mike Pryor as Crumpet the elf. Recommended for mature audiences only - sorry, kids. Tickets are $24 and the show starts at 8:15pm.

North Shore Fish. These women work the production line, shaping and disguising unrecognizable frozen fish parts with batter and packaging to ship out to the lowest end of the frozen fish market. Crazy thing is, their job security is falling out right from under them. Even so, this production claims to be an uplifting comedy about bravery in hard times, and it's showing tonight at Chapman Theater at The University of Tulsa at 8pm. Tickets are $10.

Tulsa Ihloff Holiday Open House. Would you argue with a free mini spa service at the premier salon and day spa in town? Neither would I. Head to Utica Square for festive holiday treats and delicious candy cane hot cocoa cocktails (yes, please!) and snag 20% off all retail with the purchase of three or more Aveda Holiday Gift Sets. Plus, and enjoy complimentary trials of Aveda products. Ahhh.

Joe Momma's Live Event Trivia. Eat some yummy pizza and prove just how useless your vast amoutn of knowledge really is, all for the sake of local nonprofit Arts Enriching Kids. Things get cranked up at 9pm.

Hey. What are you doing tonight?

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