Calendar: May 2017
This month's can't-miss events
Weekends in May Experience medieval mirth at the Castle of Muskogee’s Oklahoma Renaissance Festival. Through June 4.
3 Celtic Woman brings heavenly harmonies to the Mabee Center on a new tour, “Voices of Angels.”
4 Alice Cooper, the Godfather of Shock Rock, performs at the historic Brady Theater.
5-7 The German-American Society of Tulsa hosts Germanfest — lauded for its food, dancing and beer — at the GAST Center.
6 Enjoy delicious food and live tunes at the Jenks America Food Truck Festival in downtown Jenks.
11 The BOK Center hosts Tim McGraw and Faith Hill for the crooner couple’s “Soul2Soul” world tour.
13 River West Festival Park hosts MisFEST (Music Is She), a festival of local female talent that seeks to empower women entering the music industry.
5/13-14 Downtown’s upsurge of mural madness is thanks in part to the Habit Mural Festival, which began when a group of artists painted a single mural for the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Art and Culture. In 2016, a weekend-long public art project was born.
Each May, street artists repaint the exterior of a 49,000-square-foot downtown warehouse owned by Michael Sager. Sponsors donate art supplies and equipment.
The reason for the festival name? “Street art, graffiti and mural painting has a habitual nature to it,” explains event organizer Aaron Whisner. “Once you paint, you have to do more.”
The 2017 Habit Mural Festival is May 13-14 at East First Street and South Lansing Avenue. Admission is free.
18-21 Tulsa International Mayfest returns to downtown with local art and music, great food and fun, free activities.
19-21 The Blue Dome Arts Festival has food trucks, art vendors, performers and more fun for kids, pets and adults.
20 Support Tulsa Police while getting in shape at the Cop Land Classic bike ride, which starts at the Tulsa Police Officers’ Memorial.
20 The Tulsa Athletics host National Premier Soccer League newcomers Ozark FC for the season opener in the team’s new venue, LaFortune Stadium.
21 It’s the last day to experience “Steeped: The Art of Tea” at 108 Contemporary. The exhibit explores how the beverage has shaped our historical and cultural identity.
24 New Kids on the Block comes to the BOK Center with Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul.
24-27 Six college baseball teams compete in the Summit League Championships at the J. L. Johnson Stadium at Oral Roberts University.
26-29 The Greenwood Swingout Dance Festival is a weekend of swing dancing, food and music at the Harvard Elk’s Lodge and Harvard Avenue Christian Church.
26 Tulsa Glassblowing School’s VETri program debuts its first exhibition at the Hardesty Arts Center. Veterans from five branches of the military created the pieces, which are for sale, with proceeds benefiting the VETri program. Through June 25.
26-28 Hit the road for Rocklahoma in Pryor. The rocking weekend features Def Leppard, Soundgarden and more.