Thursday, February 4, 2010



OklaFilm & OklaMusic
Thursday, February 04, 2010 - Sunday, February 07, 2010

If you believe Punxsutawney Phil, then we're in for six more weeks of winter. However,This Week in Film & Music offers plenty of opportunities to unthaw. The Concert for Haitian Aid promises a flurry of great country and rock acts while helping out a great cause. Then, come heat up your week with the eclectic sounds of Canadian folk band Po' Girl. The Mongolian film Tuya's Marriage follows a woman's struggle to take care of her family any way she can, and is sure to warm even the most hardened of hearts. Six more weeks of winter? We can handle it with all these hot events!
 Thursday, February 4
Concert for Haitian Aid
To help the country of Haiti, which was ravaged in January with the largest earthquake it has seen in over 200 years, the Concert for Haitian Aid hopes to raise money for victims. The event will feature a variety of rock, red dirt, and rockabilly bands, includingBuilt for SpeedHoppy Niles & One Arm Bandit, and Loose Change. A minimum donation of $5 is suggested as proceeds from the event will be donated to The Red Cross.Oklahoma City, Sam Noble Special Events Center, 1700 N.E. 63rd, (405) 478-2250, 6 p.m., donations suggested For more information: http://www.nationalcowboymuseum.org


 Thursday, February 4
Chris Duarte
Since the 1980's, Chris Duarte played guitar for a multitude of bands, including Mainstreet, Night Train and The Bad Boys. He spent that time learning a variety of different genres and styles and has since turned that knowledge into his own, prosperous solo career that draws elements of jazz, blues and rock. His latest release, Something Borrowed, All Things Blue, showcases not only Duarte's masterful guitar playing, but also his songwriting skills.Tulsa, Flytrap Music Hall, 514 E. 2nd, (918) 794-3592, 7 p.m., $15 For more information: http://www.flytrapeventcenter.com/

 Thursday, February 4 - Sunday, February 7
An Education
 In 1961, the bright schoolgirl Jenny (Carey Mulligan) can't wait for adult life to begin. One rainy day, her suburban life is upended by the arrival of an unsavory suitor, 30-ish David (Peter Sarsgaard). David replaces Jenny's traditional education with his own version, whisking her off to art auctions and smoky clubs. Will David be the making of Jenny or her undoing? An Education also stars Alfred Molina, Rosamund Pike and Emma Thompson.Oklahoma City, Museum of Art, 415 Couch Dr., (405) 278-8237, Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 5:30 & 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., $8 For more information: http://www.okcmoa.com/

 Friday, February 5 
RED The rock powerhouse, and two-time Grammy nominated Christian band, RED have established themselves among the upper echelon of rock bands. Their name, a play on the word redemption, is exemplified in their latest release Innocence & Instinct. It debuted at #15 on the Billboard 200, and has since seen four strong, charted singles including "Death of Me." RED will be joined by fellow Christian rock bands Pillar, and RED drummer Joe Rickard's former band, The Wedding.Tulsa, The Otherside Event Center, 6904 S. Lewis, (918) 488-0100, 6:30 p.m., $18 For more information: http://www.myspace.com/theothersideclub

 Friday, February 5 
Brother Outlaw After spending more than 10 years as Toby Keith's backing band, Michael Crossno and Keith Mellington have formed their own rocking country group, known as Brother Outlaw. Often compared to other famous country rock bands such as Alabama and Lynyrd Skynyrd, Brother Outlaw delivers a powerful and fun sound with songs such as "Best Ride" and "Until I Hear It From You."Miami, Buffalo Run Casino, 1000 Buffalo Run Blvd., (918) 542-7140, 7 p.m., $10 For more information: http://www.buffalorun.com/showplace.html

 Friday, February 5
Pat Green
Country singer Pat Green has always been known for his "let the good times roll" attitude, and his latest studio album, What I'm For, presents a versatile and passionate artist whose contagious enthusiasm for life is the foundation of this collection. The Washington Post describes Pat Green's sound as "rock-tinged country music that evokes heartland struggle while deftly tugging at the most hardened of heartstrings."Stillwater, Tumbleweed Ballroom, 5215 W. Lakeview, (405) 377-0075, 9 p.m., $15 For more information: http://calffry.com/

 Saturday, February 6 
Eden Brent After winning two Blues Music Awards, musician and pianist Eden Brent has been gaining a steady following as she redefines the jazz and blues genres. The Blues Revue magazine wrote of her debut album, Mississippi Number One, that she is "the future of blues."Duncan, Simmons Center, 800 Chisholm Trail Pkwy, (580) 252-2900, 7 p.m., $10-15 For more information: http://www.chisholmtrailarts.com/performances.html

 Saturday, February 6 
Corey Smith Hailing from Georgia, country and folk musician Corey Smith has always believed that the key to making good music is to have fun with it. His most recent release with Undertone Records, Keeping Up With the Joneses, has a more radio-ready sound than his earlier discs, most of which center on his foundation as an acoustic performer. This time, Corey is going for a bigger, better sound than ever before.Tulsa, Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, (866) 977-6849, 7 p.m., $19 For more information: http://www.cainsballroom.com/

 Saturday, February 6 
Dierks Bentley Since his debut in 2003, Dierks Bentley has been making a strong name for himself in the country music scene. Of his 13 singles, seven have reached the #1 spot, including "What Was I Thinkin," "Sideways" and "Every Mile a Memory." His most recent release,Feel That Fire, was found on many Top Country Albums of 2009 lists, and his single "Beautiful World" was nominated for a Grammy.Thackerville, WinStar Casino, 777 Casino Ave., (800) 622-6317, 8 p.m., $45-$65 For more information: http://www.winstarworldcasino.com/entertainment/

 Saturday, February 6 
Po' Girl Fusing together jazz, gospel, folk, rock, orchestral and other genre's, Canadian band Po' Girl uses a wide array of instruments and they frequently trade off between members during live sets. The group, whose 2009 album Deer in the Night debuted to critical acclaim, the band rarely disappoints, and is constantly offering up something new and exciting for their fans.Oklahoma City, The Blue Door, 2805 N. McKinley, (405) 524-0738, 9 p.m., $20 For more information: http:www.bluedoor.com

 Sunday, February 7
Tuya's Marriage
Set in Mongolia, Tuya's Marriage follows Tuya, her children and her disabled husband, Baeter, as they struggle to survive. Because of her husband's disability, Tuya takes up the responsibility of supporting her family, until she herself faces the threat of paralysis from an injury. Tuya and Baeter decide that logically they must get a divorce, so that the strong-minded Tuya can search for a new husband who will support her children, as well as Baeter. Her encounters with various suitors and her interactions with her own family ensure this critically acclaimed film is sure to win the hearts of audiences. Tuya's Marriage is presented in English subtitles.
Oklahoma City, MeindersSchool of Business, N.W. 27th St. and McKinley Ave., 2 p.m., FREE!

 Sunday, February 7
A Hero A Fake
Formed in 2004 out of North Carolina, A Hero A Fake includes Alex Avigliano on guitar and vocals, Justin Brown on lead vocals, Tim Burgess on drums, Matt Davis on bass, and Patrick Jeffers and Eric Morgan on guitar. Together they construct catchy, melodic tunes that transition from hardcore to progressive metal and rock. Their debut album,Versatile, aimed to push the boundaries of the metal/hardcore genre with complex instrumental composition.Claremore, The Tree, 322 S. JM Davis Blvd., (918) 633-4204, 6:30 p.m., $10 For more information: http://www.myspace.com/thetreevenue

 Sunday, February 7
Jazz Concert
The Performing Arts Studio hosts a mid-winter jazz concert featuring talent from various parts of Oklahoma. Local female musicians Beatrice ColeMary Reynolds and Louise Goldberg have traveled across the country performing their wide range of music. Providing soulful and heart-tugging lyrics, Reynolds has earned astounding critical praise. Cole blends her jazz with pop and rock, while Goldberg has an eclectic and complex sound.Norman, Performing Arts Studio, 200 South Jones Ave., (405) 307-9320, 7:30 p.m., FREE! For more information: http://www.thepas.org/

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