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May 2024 Arts and Culture events


May 2024

Motion Picture Storytelling

Every Wednesday | 7 - 9 p.m.
May 1, 2024

This 6-week workshop will be held on the following Wednesdays: 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, and 5/1/2024 from 7-9pm at OSU-Tulsa. Everyone has a story to tell, and everyone has access to a camera. This online workshop will introduce the process of learning to tell a story with limited tools to preserve, inspire or share our stories with one another.

Location:

OSU-Tulsa

700 North Greenwood avenue
Tulsa, Ok 74106

For more information, contact:

Center for Poets and Writers
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Trail of Tears Art Show

May 1-11, 2024 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The annual Trail of Tears Art Show, hosted on the grounds of Cherokee Springs Plaza in Tahlequah, presents authentic Native American art in one of Oklahoma's oldest art shows. Open to artists from all federally recognized Native American tribes, the Trail of Tears Art Show displays a wide range of creativity and artistic style. This diverse art show attracts artists, art dealers and visitors from across the nation. One of the most prestigious multi-tribal art shows in the country, the Trail of Tears Art Show began as a means of cultivating the art form of painting as a way of expressing Native American heritage within the Cherokee Nation. Peruse this year's Trail of Tears Art Show and view categories that historically have included basketry, pottery, graphics, sculpture, miniatures and the annual "Trail of Tears" theme.

Location:

Cherokee Springs Plaza

3377 Cherokee Springs Plaza
Tahlequah, OK 74464

For more information, contact:


(918)-456-7311
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www.trailoftearsartshow.com


First Friday Art Crawl

May 3, 2024 | 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 Downtown Tulsa

Tulsa Arts District
Tulsa, OK 74103

For more information, contact:


(918)-527-8170
eat2@eau2eav2eaw2

www.thetulsaartsdistrict.org/first-friday-art-crawl


The Art of Cinematic Lighting

May 4-5, 2024 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Art of Cinematic Lighting is two-day workshop that will be held from 10am - 5pm on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 in person at Good Name Co, 6838 E. 44th St, Tulsa, OK 74145. The workshop introduces students to the basics of lighting a scene for a traditional narrative film production. Students will learn how to use gear found on professional sets, including a variety of lights, stands, and light modifiers, as well as, basic techniques used to achieve looks frequently utilized during the course of a film production. The workshop will be taught by veteran filmmakers using a blend of lecture and hands-on exercises in a professional lighting studio.

Location:

OSU-Tulsa

700 North Greenwood avenue
Tulsa, Ok 74106

For more information, contact:

Center for Poets and Writers
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tulsa.okstate.edu/calendar/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D174161050


Oklahoma Renaissance Festival

Every Sunday & Saturday | 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2024

Step back in time to the 16th century with Queen Elizabeth I of England and over 400 entertainers and artisans as they create the boisterous Village of Castleton at the Oklahoma Renaissance Festival. Held at the Castle of Muskogee, this beloved annual event features a royal court, jousters and jesters, magicians, musicians, and minstrels. Delight your taste buds with wonderful and unique foods or browse through more than 125 handcrafted booths for one-of-a-kind items. Bring the entire family and enjoy a day in Renaissance England. Journey to an age of sorcerers, knights in shining armor, kings, queens, and maidens fair. When planning your voyage to Castleton, it is important to note, costumes are encouraged. On any festival day, patrons may discover guests dressed as fairies, Renaissance villagers and nobles, Sci-fi characters and even pirates. There will be living history demonstrations and marvelous live performances, like a life-size game of chess played by characters, a jousting tournament, thrilling acrobatic feats, KnightWings Birds of Prey and more. A children's realm featuring games and hands-on demonstrations provides hours of fun. Kids may visit the Ultimate Maze and take part in the Royal Quest and the Children's Knighting Ceremony. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of food and drink at one of the many merchants stationed throughout the festival grounds. Special evening events include the Masque'd Ball and The Pirate's Feaste.

Location:

The Castle of Muskogee

3400 W Fern Mountain Road
Muskogee, OK 74401

For more information, contact:


(918)-687-3625
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www.okcastle.com/renaissance


Tulsa International Mayfest

May 10-11, 2024 | 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. May 12, 2024 | 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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.

Location:

400 S Main Street
Tulsa, OK 74103

For more information, contact:


(918)-584-3333
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www.tulsamayfest.org


Spin-n-Knit-In

May 11, 2024 | 1 - 4 p.m.

Feb 10, Mar 9, & Apr 13, 2024, Saturday 1 – 4 pm On the second Saturday of each month, drop by the farm to watch or participate as we fellowship and work hand crafts and fiber arts. Bring a craft to work on or come for a "free help session" with fiber arts such as spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, or felting. Shepherd’s Cross offers weaving and fiber arts classes year-round, on an individual or group basis. Shepherd’s Cross is an accredited Agritourism facility and a Made in Oklahoma Company that processes Animal Welfare Approved fiber (that is chemical free, hormone free, free range, all natural). Shepherd’s Cross hosts a mini wool mill, processing wool from their own sheep, raised on site. Heart of the Shepherd is the non-profit organization (501-C3) that operates at the farm and establishes wool mills in remote, impoverished areas around the world. Heart of the Shepherd teaches Biblical references to the harvest, the animals, farming, and gardening. Shepherd’s Cross and their unique Country Craft Shop is open Tuesday through Saturday 8:30 – 5:30, year-round (closed some holidays).

Location:

Shepherd's Cross

16792 East 450 Road
Claremore, OK 74017

For more information, contact:

Diane Dickinson
(918)-342-5911
eat6@eau6eav6eaw6

shepherdscross.com/spin-n-knit-in.html


Tulsa Symphony Season Finale

May 11, 2024 | 7:30 - 9 p.m.

The Tulsa Symphony ends their 23-24 season with a bang! Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5 is a monumental composition that showcases the composer's emotional depth, grandeur, and innovative approach to symphonic writing. It remains a cornerstone of the symphonic repertoire and continues to captivate audiences with its emotional depth and expressive power. Gerard Shwarz, guest conductor Haydn – Symphony No. 103 in E-flat major, H.1/103 “Drum Roll” Mahler – Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor

Location:

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

110 East 2nd Street
Tulsa, OK 74103

For more information, contact:


(918)-584-3645

secure.tulsapac.com/3604/3628/?&promoApplied=true


Introduction to Film Editing

May 11-12, 2024 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Editing can be one of the most challenging aspects of filmmaking. Blending artistic interpretation with technical know-how is a juggling act - but one that can be learned! In this workshop, students will receive an introduction to the post-production workflow commonly used by film editors from project creation and organization to generating a final viewable sample of their work. This 2-day workshop will be held in person at OSU-Tulsa on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12,2024 from 10am-5pm each day.

Location:

OSU-Tulsa

700 North Greenwood avenue
Tulsa, Ok 74106

For more information, contact:

Center for Poets and Writers
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secure.touchnet.com/C20271_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=4838


"Old Fashioned Picnic & Homecoming"

May 18, 2024 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club invites you to come celebrate tradition with us at our 125th Anniversary, unity in the community annual picnic at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah. The Pocahontas Club hosts the annual picnic on the grounds of the legacy ranch, celebrating Cherokee heritage and bringing people from all walks of life together for a relaxing, informative, and entertaining afternoon. This year’s picnic is not just any gathering; it marks the 125th anniversary of this highly esteemed Club, making it a “Homecoming” event of unparalleled significance. We encourage the current active members of the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club to invite the original founding families and the community at large to gather at the Will Rogers Birthplace to honor this monumental occasion. True to tradition, the picnic will feature an array of beloved Cherokee foods, such as a traditional hog fry and fresh strawberry shortcake, along with showcasing Cherokee games and live music, for a gathering of family and friends.

Location:

Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

Oologah, OK

For more information, contact:

Debra West
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