The Oklahoma Aquarium’s long anticipated Sea Turtle Island, presented by The Oxley Foundation, is approaching completion. After a private ribbon-cutting ceremony and donor event, the new immersive and educational exhibit opened to the public on March 5.
FAMILY–FRIENDLY EVENT: On May 20, Cajun Ed’s Hebert’s Specialty Meats, 2101 E. 71st St., will hold CrawFest 2017, with Cajun favorites, live music and crawfish games from 11 a/m/ to 7 p.m. Funds raised will benefit the Rockin’ G Equine Sanctuary. Admission free and food tickets are $2 each.
The 22nd annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival has returned, now offering six weekends of merriment.
The festival allows visitors to step back into 1569 Elizabethan England to celebrate with the Royal Court of Castleton and with His and Her Majesty as they host a festival featuring the royal quest for knighthood, a full-contact Jousting Tournament, Birds of Prey exhibitions, and travelling Acrobats.
The annual community tradition of Owasso Trail Days, hosted by the Owasso Chamber of Commerce, returns May 4-7.
The four-day festival will kick off on Thursday evening, May 4, with the Gathering on Main, which takes place along Main Street.
As summer swiftly approaches, the shows at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center are heating up too!
Strings & Pearls, a harp duo, comes to the Trust’s Brown Bag It series May 3 at 12:10 p.m. in the Westby Pavilion. Harpists Linda Barton Paul and Vicki L. Smith have been playing together for two years and enjoy performing music of many different genres for concerts, galas, events, and church services. The show is free and open to the public.
Through Aug. 27, Gilcrease Museum is presenting Plains Indian Art: Created in Community, an exhibition that explores the talent and special role of Plains artists in their communities. The exhibition will highlight Plains art as an expression of cultural tradition and community vibrancy, focusing specifically on generational change in style and function and the innovative techniques used by various artists.
Looking over the roster of acts coming up at venues across our area, I am marveling at the staying power of some musicians. It’s a miracle that Alice Cooper and Brian Wilson survived the ‘60s and 1970s, and now here they are, playing within a week of each other at the Brady!
“Oy, Gestalt” is a rollicking look at the life and career of influential Tulsa entertainer Rebecca Ungerman. Picking up where she left off 12 years ago with Ungerman’s first one woman show, “Indulge Me,” authors Ungerman and P. Casey Morgan deliver a delightful pastiche of songs, stories and a few secrets.
The Bob Dylan Archive has officially opened its doors in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District to qualified entities and individuals who wish to access the archive’s wealth of elements spanning nearly 60 years of Dylan’s extraordinary life and career. The announcement was made by by Ken Levit, executive director of the George Kaiser Family Foundation (), and Dr. Gerard Clancy, president of The University of Tulsa (TU). Concurrently, has issued a request for qualifications from agencies interested in submitting proposals for The Bob Dylan Center, which will be dedicated to the study and appreciation of Dylan and located in Tulsa’s vibrant downtown Brady Arts District.
Since opening in 2011, Grogg’s Green Barn () has been offering organic, native and edible products in its encouragement of sustainability and urban gardening.
The Rotary Club of Bixby will host its 16th annual ’n Blues Festival May 5-6, to be held at Washington Irving Memorial Park.
Marcus Luttrell, author of the New York times bestseller Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Team 10, will serve as the keynote speaker at the 24th Annual Salvation Army William Booth Society Dinner April 11 at the Cox Business Center. Luttrell, a United States Navy , received the Navy Cross and Purple Heart for his heroic actions on June 28, 2005.
After a hard day, and especially after a rough week or an exasperating time wrangling tasks and managing challenges, I am tempted, like you might be, to get comfy, read, or escape to “On Demand” television. Yet, I’m always glad when I’ve made an effort to attend a good play or dance performance, view art, groove to live music or take in a great film. And if someone can make me laugh, I am all about that.
Six Tulsa nonprofit organizations received grants totaling $230,000 in February from the American Electric Power Foundation to help address education and human needs of area residents. Public Service Company of Oklahoma (), an electric utility subsidiary of American Electric Power, helped secure the grants.
Camp Fire Green Country will hold its second annual fundraiser Spark 2017: Trivia Night on April 27 at 6 p.m. at the Mike Fretz Event Center, 11545 E. 43rd St. The evening will include dinner and a cash bar, a silent auction, and live event trivia.