Agenda: February 2014
The entertaining athletes known for their amazing basketball skills return to Tulsa.
Scott Johnson/Harlem Globetrotters International Inc.
2/7 Fun and games
The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters come to the BOK Center at 6 p.m., Feb. 7, bringing along their own brand of basketball and laughs. As a new twist, the “Fans Rule” tour gives fans a chance to vote on special rules to shake up the game. For more information, visit www.bokcenter.com.
1/31-2/2 “Beauty and the Beast”
The Tulsa Performing Arts Center presents a stage production of Disney’s beloved classic “Beauty and the Beast” in the Chapman Music Hall.
The timeless fairytale was brought to life in animation in 1991, and its success resulted in a Broadway musical that ran for 13 years, the eighth longest of any show. The stage version includes songs from the film, as well as new material.
Lavish costumes and sets conjure up a hidden world of magic, mystery and true love, according to the show’s press materials. Watch Belle’s captivity, Gaston’s buffoonery, the Beast’s transformation and the fantastical antics of the inhabitants of the enchanted castle in a show suitable for all ages. Tickets range from $25-$65. Call 918-596-7111 or visit www.tulsapac.com.
2/13 Houser Exhibit Opening
This year marks the 100th birthday of late Chiricahua Apache artist Allan Houser. Institutions across Oklahoma are celebrating, and Gilcrease Museum brings to Tulsa a special exhibit of Houser’s work, “Form and Line: Allan Houser’s Sculpture and Drawings,” from Feb. 13-June 29.
Houser is known for his broad artistic range, from flat charcoal drawings to 3-D stone sculpture, both of which will be featured in the exhibit. Also displayed will be sketchbooks of Houser’s conceptual drawings that illustrate his energetic and profoundly organic process of creation and trace his career’s adaptation across a variety of media and materials. Many of the pieces are on loan from his estate collection in Santa Fe, N.M., and are coming to Oklahoma for the first time. Gilcrease Museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $8. Call 918-596-2700 or visit www.gilcrease.utulsa.edu.
2/14 “Songs from the Heart”
Five-time Grammy Award-winner Sandi Patty will perform a Valentine’s Day concert, “Songs from the Heart,” at the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave., with her singer husband, Don
Nicknamed “The Voice,” Patty has earned four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records and 40 Dove Awards and was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2013.
Concert proceeds will go to the Women Achieving Their Vision Through Excellence (WAVE) Project, which supports women in crisis by supplying mentoring and assistance. Oklahoma ranks as the third worst state in the nation for girls to grow up, according to the project’s website, which points to the state’s high rates of female incarceration, child abuse and poverty. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $20-$50. Call Nataly Schenker, 918-286-8763; or visit www.waveproj.org.
2/20 Jay Bird
King of screen printing Jay Ryan will present a lecture and poster show at the Living Arts Center, 307 E. Brady St. The artist has developed concert posters since 1995 and operates his own shop, The Bird Machine, in Chicago.
Known for his hand-drawn text, computer-free design technique and humorous animal subjects, Ryan has worked with thousands of indie rock bands, including Fugazi, Shellac, the Flaming Lips, Andrew Bird, the Melvins, the Decemberists and Hum, as well as his own band, Dianogah. In addition to band art, he is famous for his cartoony prints of raccoons and toasters. He also has served as vice president of the American Poster Institute, organizing the successful “FLATSTOCK” poster convention series. The social hangout opens at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7:30. Tickets are $25, general admission; $10, students; free, Art Directors Club members. Visit www.artdirectorsoftulsa.org.