STUFF 2 DO: Events around Green Country the week of Feb. 8 and 9

This is Stuff 2 Do -- our weekly guide of great things to see and do this weekend in Green Country.

It may be frigid outside, but the show goes on in the Brady Arts District. Living Arts of Tulsa presents Very Long Night , a haunting exhibit of graphite drawings, large-scale digital prints and experimental animation inspired by the book "The Massacre of the Dreamers."  Artist Maria Velasco envisions the poetic story about two children escaping grim reality into their imaginations. The opening weekend continues Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Very Long Night runs through March 27.

Get ready for more laughs and send-ups on local politics, celebrity egos and global happenings. The Tulsa Gridiron is back with an all new roast for 2014 titled “The Government Ain't Twerking,” or “I'll See Your Shutdown and Raise You the Debt Limit.” Musical parody hits the bullseye at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center and continues tonight at 8 p.m. Join Julie Chin and former Tulsa mayor Kathy Taylor as hosts along with a cast of talented writers and performers. The event benefits the Tulsa Press Club Educational and Charitable Trust.

My Furry Valentine , a dessert tasting and silent auction benefit, takes place tomorrow from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Tulsa Historical Society. Not only is the event a great way to sample excellent desserts, wines and coffee from several favorite area restaurants, My Furry Valentine raises money for the nonprofit organization Streetcats, Inc., dedicated to finding loving homes for homeless cats. Tickets are $30 each or $50 for couples.

The Hard Rock Tulsa Hotel & Casino brings back Hard Rock Band Heart to its concert venue, The Joint.  Fronted by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, Heart is best known for its '70s and '80s hits like "Crazy On You" and "What About Love." The band was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame last year. The show starts at 8 p.m. Thursday, and tickets are $55 and $65.

Recording artist Sandi Patty sings "Songs from the Heart," a special Valentine's Day performance at the Mabee Center Friday at 7:30 p.m.  the Grammy and Dove Award winner is best known internationally for her gospel recordings, but the Oklahoma City native has also stretched into Broadway in recent years.  With all the love songs on the great white way, there's sure to be a few favorites on the set list.  Tickets start at $20.

For more entertainment and all things Oklahoma, pick up the January issue of Oklahoma Magazine or visit

For more events around Green Country, visit our calendar here

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