Broken Arrow Antique Radio Club to Hold ‘Sizzler’
John Anderson, vice president of the Broken Arrow Antique Radio Club, announces the club’s annual event, The Summer Sizzler, will be held at the Asbury United Methodist Church Saturday, June 13 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Bixby Artist Helps Nonprofit
Autumn Andrews, a 14-year-old Bixby art student, held her first art show in May and used the event to give back to the Tulsa Girls Art School (), 2202 E. Admiral Blvd.
Annual Taste of Bixby: June 11
The annual Taste of Bixby networking event, hosted by the Bixby Metro Chamber, will be held June 11, 5:30 p.m.-8 at the SpiritBank Event Center.
SummerStage Highlights a Busy June at the PAC
Summer is here! It’s time to play. Take a look at the entertainment lineup at the Tulsa .
SummerStage returns for four weekends in June. Great variety at affordable prices makes this festival an attractive option for everyone. If you love a good musical, check out Tulsa Project Theatre’s “West Side Story,” June 5-14, Theatre Tulsa’s “Next to Normal,” June 19-21, and Sand Springs Community Theatre’s “Into the Woods,” June 25-28.
Philbrook Features Picasso, Dali and Matisse
Philbrook Museum of Art’s newest exhibition, which opened May 31, brings together work from some of the most prominent European artists of the late nineteenth through mid-twentieth centuries including Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Salvador Dalí (1904-1989), Henri Matisse (1869-1954), and Auguste Rodin, (1840-1917) among others.
Gilcrease Presents Works of California Impressionism
Running May 3-Sept. 6 is Gilcrease Museum’s exhibition “California Impressionism: Selections from The Irvine Museum.”
Some of the most popular works of art in The Irvine Museum’s collection will be displayed in this exhibition. Arcadian Hills by William Wendt (1865-1946) gets its title from the ancient Greek district of Arcadia, the idyllic paradise of legend and epic poetry. Titles echoing poetry and biblical passages are frequently seen on Wendt’s paintings as a way of praising the beauty and nobility of the California landscape, which he characterized as “Nature’s Temple.”
Owasso Gathering Draws Regional Interest
Word continues to spread as the Owasso Gathering on Main continues, with its third season kicking off in April. The event is held on the first Thursday of each month.
While the event’s inaugural season, in 2013, was only three months long, beginning in August and running through October, the Gathering has since expanded its length, running April through October
On The Street: After Total Loss, Joe and Cindy Keough Plan to Reopen Wranglers BBQ
BY TERRELL LESTER
Joe Keough can’t remember the last time he and wife Cindy took a vacation. Four years? Five years? More? Together, they have operated Wranglers B-B-Q for 26 years. They close on Sundays. They work six days a week. Or, until mid-April they did, anyway. That’s when an early-morning fire on April 12 gutted the little eatery at 7915 E. 71st St. “A total loss,” Joe Keough said, sizing up the interior. The outside, he said, is “structurally sound.”
Phantom of the Opera Makes Grand Entrance
Tulsa reaped many rewards for two weeks in April when a tall, dark, masked and slightly crazed man came to town. A show that has been running since 1986, Phantom of the Opera continues its unchallenged reign of enduring popularity.
Performance Season Turns on the Heat
I would tell you that this year’s performance season is winding down, but if you saw our May and June calendars, you’d know differently. May leads off with “A Devil Inside,” April 30 and May 1. It’s a dark comedy by David Lindsey-Abaire, performed by Riverside Country Day School’s older students, and is recommended for mature audiences. I really like that the is affordable for schools and that aspiring, young actors can have an opportunity to try out their talents on our stages.
Tulsa Opera Director Focuses on Community
In October, Tulsa Opera welcomed Greg Weber as its new managing director.
Weber brings to Tulsa 30 years experience working with theater and opera companies throughout the world, most recently serving as San Francisco Opera’s director of production since 2011.
Renaissance Festival Returns to Castle of Muskogee May 2-31
The Oklahoma Renaissance Festival is back for its 20th year, May 2-31 at the Castle of Muskogee.
The annual festival will feature more than 600 costumed stage and street performers, merchants and artisans who all have the goal of transporting patrons back to the 16th century.
Bixby Loves BBQ
The Bixby ‘n Blues Festival returns for its 14th year of music and barbecue, May 1-2 at Washington Irving Memorial Park.
Guthrie Green Hosts Tulsa Roots Music Bash
The 2nd annual Tulsa Roots Music Bash returns to Guthrie Green in downtown Tulsa April 18. The lineup for this free, all-ages festival includes Austin’s Latin blues-rock band Los Lonely Boys, the ska revival sounds of The English Beat with Dave Wakeling, Afropop star Rocky Dawuni and rapper Joe Driscoll with Sekou Kouyate. The Calliope Youth Circus opens the day at 2:30 p.m., performing acrobatics on the lawn. Children’s activities, belly dancing and hula-hoops are also part of the mix.
Signature Symphony at TCC Names New Maestro
Andrés Franco has been named the new artistic director and conductor of the Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College. The Board of Regents approved the hiring at the March 12 meeting. The vote capped off an intensive national search and selection process following the announcement that Dr. Barry Epperley, founder of the orchestra would retire.
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