By: Value News | Category: Other | Issue: February 2008
Don’t miss the Hot Club of San Francisco on February 24.
The Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust has a power-packed month ahead in February. There is something to please everyone, old and young alike. From the Parisian jazz clubs of the 1930’s to the wonders of ancient Egypt to the delightful adventures of the children’s character Madeline, you’ll find your niche.
The Hot Club of San Francisco will be performing one night only on February 24, at 7:00 p.m. in the John H. Williams Theatre. The Hot Club of San Francisco is an ensemble of accomplished and versatile musicians celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Hot Club de France. The ensemble borrows the all-string instrumentation of violin, bass and guitars from the original Hot Club but breathes new life into the music with innovative arrangements of classic tunes and original compositions. Hearing the ensemble live carries the listener back to the 1930’s, to the small, smoky jazz clubs of Paris or the refined lounges of the famous Hotel Ritz with their gypsy jazz sound. The San Francisco Chronicle called The Hot Club “…one of the most cohesive and entertaining Gypsy swing bands in the United States.” Tickets are $30/$35 and group, senior and student discounts are available.
Is traveling your passion but time or finances won’t allow it? The Armchair Traveler Series features five new travel films narrated in person by seasoned and award-winning filmmakers who specialize in travelogue. This season’s itinerary features favorite travel destinations from the Riviera to Russia.
On February 25, you can explore Egypt: In the Footsteps of Moses by Dennis Burkhart. Showing at 2:00pm and 7:30pm for one day only, you will encounter Egypt’s ancient wonders of the Pharaohs, the Bible, the Greeks, The Muslims and the early Christians. Around every corner is a glimpse into the heart of early history. Cruise the Nile to magnificent temples and the famous Valley of the Kings; explore the bustling capital of Egypt and some of the oldest Christian churches and Islamic mosques in the world. Come experience the adventure, but avoid the packing, from the comfort of your seat in the Performing Arts Center’s John H. Williams Theatre. Tickets are $8.
Children and adults alike will love Madeline and the Bad Hat.
Finish up the month with ArtsPower’s Madeline and the Bad Hat which is sure to make you smile. Shows will be held in the John H. Williams Theatre February 29 at 7:00pm and March 1 at 11:00am. This original musical based upon the much-loved book, captures the blithe yet touching spirit of Ludwig Bemelman’s Madeline series. Study guides designed for the classroom are available at www.TulsaPacTrust.org and accessing the “Educational Event” area. Games and activities fill this guide and engage students in the event. Tickets are $8.
Explore the pyramids of Egypt from your seat at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.