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Community Calendar of Events

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May 2023 Arts and Culture events


May 2023

Oklahoma Renaissance Festival

May 1-31, 2023 | 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Take a step back to the 16th century, into the Golden Age of England with Queen Elizabeth I! Over 400 performers and artisans are present at one of Oklahoma's premier annual events, the Oklahoma Renaissance Festival. Hosted by the Castle of Muskogee, this event features a royal court, jousters and jesters, magicians, musicians and minstrels as well as many craftspeople and artisans. Living history demonstrations, live performances and great period food rounds out an excellent festival. The festival runs every weekend in May, through June 4, and is also open on Monday, May 29th, Memorial Day.

Location:

The Castle of Muskogee

3400 W. Fern Road
Muskogee, OK 74401

For more information, contact:


(918)-687-3625
eat0@eau0eav0eaw0


Not Even Past: Writing History with Flair

Every Wednesday | 7 - 9 p.m.
May 3 & 10, 2023

This 3-week workshop will be via Zoom on April 26th and in person on the OSU-Tulsa campus with a Zoom option on May 3rd and May 10th from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. In this class, we'll explore local subjects (Oklahoma, broadly and Tulsa, more particularly) that can serve as inspirations for lively history writing. Students will learn basic historical methodologies through fun activities, while also focusing on the craft of writing and editing. At the end of the workshop, students will have produced either: A). A 10-15 page popular history article ready for submission to a literary magazine or B). A half-hour script for a history-themed podcast. Students do not need any background in history or journalism. We welcome genealogists, memoir writers, community activists, and truth-seekers of all persuasions. The only requirement is curiosity about Oklahoma themes and issues. Registraiton will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 24th.

Location:

OSU-Tulsa

700 North Greenwood avenue
Tulsa, Ok 74106

For more information, contact:

Center for Poets and Writers
eat1@eau1eav1eaw1

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First Friday Art Crawl

May 5, 2023 | 6 - 9 p.m.

Since 2007, the Tulsa Arts District has presented the community with rotating art displays as part of the monthly First Friday Art Crawl events. Every first Friday of the month, visitors can explore artwork inside galleries, studios and museums and catch a few live music performances or even an exciting fireworks display. As an added bonus, art crawlers can take advantage of free museum and gallery admission while shopping later than normal business hours would allow. Hit the district early for dinner, or stay a little later for a craft cocktail best enjoyed on an outdoor patio.

Location:

Various Locations in Tulsa Arts District

Tulsa Arts District
Tulsa, OK 74103

For more information, contact:


(918)-527-8170
eat2@eau2eav2eaw2

www.thetulsaartsdistrict.org


Germanfest

May 5-7, 2023 | 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Dine on authentic German fare, listen to live polka music and watch as skilled folk dancers grace the stage at the annual Germanfest in Tulsa. Held at the German-American Society of Tulsa (GAST) Event Center, Germanfest is a fun-filled, family-friendly festival that invites all ages out to celebrate and learn about German culture. Entertainment will include polka band and folk dancers. Snack on polish or smoked bratwurst piled high with sauerkraut on a bun or try the savory schnitzel sandwich. The three-day event will also feature numerous children's activities and the traditional crowning of the May Queen, a German ritual dating back to pagan times. There is plenty of on-site parking, and everyone is invited to have a great time at Germanfest. You won't want to miss this fun cultural extravaganza in Tulsa. Hours: Friday and Saturday, 10:00a.m. - 9:00p.m.; Sunday, 11:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Location:

German-American Society of Tulsa

1429 Terrace Drive
Tulsa, OK 74105

For more information, contact:


(918)-744-6997
eat3@eau3eav3eaw3

www.GASTulsa.com


Tulsa Ballet Presents: Signature Series

May 11-14, 2023

Tulsa Ballet will close its 2022-2023 season with the Signature Series, a triple-bill program featuring three choreographers with three stunning pieces. See the highly anticipated performance of "While You Were Gone", a hip-hop ballet by choreographer Jennifer Weber. The program also features a piece by choreographer Katarzyna Kozielska and then closes with a performance of "Cacti," an entertaining piece choreographed by Alexander Ekman. This performance will take place at the Lorton Performance Center, located on the University of Tulsa Campus. Hours: May 11, 7:30p.m.; May 12, 7:30p.m.; May 13, 2:30p.m. & 7:30p.m.; May 14, 2:30p.m.

Location:

Lorton Performance Center

550 S. Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74114

For more information, contact:


(918)-749-6030

www.tulsaballet.org


A Night with Rembrandt to Monet

May 12, 2023 | 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Join in an evening of art, music, and activities inspired by the exhibition Rembrandt to Monet. Explore the exhibition and discover the hidden stories behind the paintings. Take a whirl at ballroom dancing. Watch an artist at work—and then try your hand at a glorious landscape. Enjoy music, a cash bar, friends, and fun! Capacity is limited, advanced, timed-entry tickets recommended. Free with general admission for adults and youth under 17.

Location:

Philbrook Museum of Art

2727 S. Rockford Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74114

For more information, contact:


(918)-748-5300


Recreating Renoir: French Fashion with Ivy Thompson

May 12, 2023 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Recreating Renoir: French Fashion with Ivy Thompson Discover the art of French fashion with TikTok sensation Ivy Thompson (@thesewloartist). With her 19th-century historical fashion insight, Ivy will trace women’s clothing through the paintings of Renoir, revealing how women moved through the world in their corsets, bustles, and voluminous skirts, and turn a painting into reality. Tickets for this event include access to A Night with Rembrandt to Monet, an evening of art, music, and activities inspired by the special exhibition. Join in the evening’s festivities starting at 5:30! Capacity is limited, advance, timed-entry tickets are recommended. All tickets include general museum and exhibition admission.

Location:

Philbrook Museum of Art

2727 S. Rockford Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74114

For more information, contact:


(918)-748-5300


Celebration of World Languages

May 12, 2023 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Enrich your mind with a Celebration of World Languages. At this spring event, Dove Science Academy encourages the community to enrich their mind and explore new cultures through song, dance and other art forms. This Celebration of World Languages will celebrate the efforts of dedicated educators and talented students who excel in learning another language by providing them with the opportunity to demonstrate their language skills. Come enjoy folk dance performances, songs sung in various languages, language and cultural exhibition booths and poster and video contest submissions.

Location:

Southwood Baptist Church Auditorium

4020 S. 102nd E. Ave
Tulsa, OK 74146

For more information, contact:


(405)-605-0201
eat4@eau4eav4eaw4

www.worldlanguagefest.com


Tulsa International Mayfest

May 12-14, 2023

Experience an outdoor tribute to the arts and music at the 50th annual Tulsa International Mayfest. This family-oriented event in downtown Tulsa is nationally renowned for presenting the very best in arts and entertainment. Mayfest attracts more than 350,000 people annually with an array of arts, including dance, music and visual arts. Always a major highlights of spring, Mayfest also includes multiple performance stages and great festival food.  Admire artwork on display inside local galleries and museums including the Woody Guthrie Center, 108 Contemporary, the Zarrow Center for Arts and Education and Living Arts. Other points of interest are the Youth Art Gallery, activities around Guthrie Green and an area dedicated to local artists.  Don't forget to bring your appetite to the Tulsa International Mayfest as you enjoy festival favorites such as funnel cakes, turkey legs, corn dogs, ice cream and fresh lemonade. The festival's extensive food court will also feature gyros, Indian tacos, brisket sandwiches and a wide variety of other global specialties. Hours: Friday, 11:00a.m. - 11:00p.m.; Saturday, 11:00a.m. - 11:00p.m.; Sunday, 11:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.

Location:

401 S. Main Street
Tulsa, OK 74103

For more information, contact:


(918)-584-3333
eat5@eau5eav5eaw5

www.tulsamayfest.org


Tulsa Opera presents: Into the Woods

May 12-14, 2023

Don't miss the Tulsa Opera's production of Stephen Sondheim's beloved modern classic, "Into the Woods" at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. In this magical musical, a witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree. Directed by Tara Faircloth, this vibrant production is sure to be a fun event for the whole family. Showtimes: Friday, 7:30p.m., Sunday, 2:30p.m.

Location:

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

110 E 2nd St
Tulsa, OK 74103

For more information, contact:


(918)-582-3133
eat6@eau6eav6eaw6

www.tulsaopera.com


Bristow Tabouleh Fest

May 13, 2023 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Come and celebrate Bristow's Lebanese heritage with a day of festivities for the entire family. Tabouleh Fest celebrates Bristow's Middle Eastern ancestors that arrived in Oklahoma during the late 1800s. These immigrants brought with them tabouleh, also spelled tabouli, a fresh salad dish made with bulgur wheat, fresh vegetables, parsley, mint, olive oil and lemon juice. Whether it's riding ponies, enjoying the kids zone, visiting vendors, trying new foods or just sitting in the shade of the wine tasting area, visitors of all ages will have a great day at this event. Middle Eastern music, foods and belly dancing make this one of the most unique festivals in Oklahoma. 5K Wildflower Run: 9am, Tabouleh Festival begins immediately after runners leave Main Street.

Location:

Main Street

Main Street
Bristow, OK 74010

For more information, contact:


(918)-807-1734
eat7@eau7eav7eaw7


Docent-Led Tour: The Philbrook Gardens, Now and Then

May 14, 2023 | 1 - 2 p.m.

Learn how the art, design, and history of the Philbrook gardens have developed over time as a center for public education, creativity, and wellness. This tour involves a one-mile exploration of the gardens on some uneven surfaces, stairs, and steep-grade inclines. To request accessibility accommodations, please e-mail eat8@eau8eav8eaw8.

Location:

Philbrook Museum of Art

2727 S. Rockford Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74114

For more information, contact:


(918)-748-5300
eat8@eau8eav8eaw8

www.philbrook.org


Night Market

May 19, 2023 | 5 - 9 p.m.

Celebrate Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month during Tulsa Global District's Night Market this May. Enjoy everything from food trucks and live performances to family-friendly activities and shopping from local vendors.

Location:

Nam-Hai Oriental Food Market

11528 E. 21st Street
Tulsa, OK 74128

For more information, contact:


(918)-212-0981
eat10@eau10eav10eaw10


Gem Faire

May 19, 2023 | 12 - 6 p.m. May 20, 2023 | 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. May 21, 2023 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Head to the Gem Faire at Tulsa Expo Square for the opportunity to browse through a huge selection of gemstones, crystals, beads, jewelry, minerals, fossils, meteorites and much more. Over 40 vendors from around the country will be on site selling the best products at an affordable price. Here, you can find a wonderful gift for a loved one or customize your jewelry by creating a unique piece with the help of jewelry designers and professional dealers. Additional services including ring sizing, jewelry repair and cleaning while you shop are also available. Make your current jewelry look like new as you find another perfect piece to complement that hard-to-match dress or outfit. With exhibitors from coast to coast, there is something for everyone at Gem Faire. Friday, 12:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.; Saturday, 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.; Sunday, 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. No admittance after 4:00p.m on Sunday.

Location:

Tulsa Expo Square

4145 E 21st Street
Tulsa, OK 74114

For more information, contact:


(503)-252-8300
eat11@eau11eav11eaw11

www.gemfaire.com


Tarmacadam Jazz Fest

May 20, 2023 | 6 p.m.

Live Jazz Fest featuring jazz vocalist, Tiffany Nicole Feagin and the Tarmacadam Jazz Trio. Glenpool Amphitheatre 05/20/2023 Doors Open at 5 PM Tickets available online at Eventbrite and All Events or Pay at the Door Live Jazz DJ Food Trucks Lawn Chair and Blankets welcomed! www.tiffanynicolefeagin.net

Location:

Glenpool Amphitheatre

12205 S. Yukon Ave
Glenpool, OK 74033

For more information, contact:

Tiffany Nicole Feagin
(318)-572-3467
eat12@eau12eav12eaw12

www.tiffanynicolefeagin.net


SUPERFUN Saturday: Camp Philbrook

May 20, 2023 | 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

It’s Camp Philbrook for the whole family! Art and nature come together in a feel-good day of summer camp-inspired fun. We are packing the galleries and gardens with nostalgic arts and crafts, games, nature explorations, and even a singalong or two. Grab your canteen, adventure awaits! Free for members, for youth 17 and under, and with general admission ticket for adults.

Location:

Philbrook Museum of Art

2727 S. Rockford Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74114

For more information, contact:


(918)-748-5300


MoH Summer Concert in the Park

May 27, 2023 | 7 - 9 p.m.

The Claremore Museum of History will be hosting our first concert of the summer in Gazebo Park with the Oliver Brothers. The event will be in honor of Claremore Public School's long-time music teacher, Buddy Watson. The event will be free of charge, but donations will be taken to beneift the museum. Bring your lawn chair and ice chest and enjoy a night of music. We are planning to have a food truck available as well.

Location:

Gazebo Park

121 N Weenonah Ave
Claremore, Ok 74017

For more information, contact:

Steve Robinson
(918)-510-9070
eat13@eau13eav13eaw13

www.claremoremoh.org


FREE TOUR! Scavenger Hunt w/ Streetwalker Tours

May 29, 2023 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

There's so much to see downtown! But can you find.....? Join us for a good old fashioned Scavenger Hunt! We'll look for lions, and tigers, and bears! Well, lions at least. And Peacocks. And flowers. And triangles. We'll look for a LOT of different things and learn a little on the way! This is a FREE Tour! Here's is your chance to walk the streets with Streetwalker Tours!! About Streetwalker Tours: We're a quirky group of tour guides who love to share the bits & nibs, history and trivia. We each write the tours WE want to see based on our own interests and passions. Then we deliver in our own, uniquely curated style. We don't take ourselves very seriously but we SURE know our stuff! Consider us Infotainers. The Streetwalker for this tour is: Ellen Meet me on the corner: This tour starts at the corner 3rd & Boston at the big clock!! Cost: This tour is FREE

Location:

Chapman Green

601 S Main St
Tulsa, OK 74119

For more information, contact:

Ellen Stanley
(844)-789-2557
eat14@eau14eav14eaw14


World of Bob Dylan

May 30-31, 2023

Celebrate and learn about legendary songwriter Bob Dylan this May during The World of Bob Dylan. As part of Tulsa's premier festival of art, Switchyard, The World of Bob Dylan will bring together scholars, critics, journalists and fans to study Dylan and the impacts of his work. Attend panels, keynotes, and performances that will examine and celebrate Dylan as you've never seen. Whether you prefer his early work or his latest releases, The World of Bob Dylan is a can't-miss event for Dylan fans. 

Location:

00 E 2nd Street
Tulsa, OK 74103

For more information, contact:


eat15@eau15eav15eaw15

www.dylan.utulsa.edu


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