Things to do in Tulsa in May
Activities abound as the weather warms in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
May 11: OK Roots Music presents OKeclecticFEST, a free new festival at Guthrie Green and other venues, featuring nationally touring performers, art, culinary demos, and wine and craft brew tastings.
BookSmart Tulsa presents Martha Hall Kelly, author of “Lilac Girls,” discussing her newest book, “Lost Roses,” at McBirney Mansion.
Tulsa Botanic Garden invites adults to “Drink and Draw,” a weekly series focusing on growing habits of particular plants, while drawing and enjoying a cocktail (or mocktail). Also May 9, 16, 23, 30.
Steve Earle and the Dukes rock the Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, with a rare acoustic show spanning 30 years of old-school Americana and roots music.
Tulsa Artists’ Coalition Gallery downtown presents its annual “5x5” Show and Sale.
Five-time Grammy winner Robert Cray brings his Southern soul and blues to the Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
In the weekend mood for some music? LaFortune Park begins its First Friday Concert of the spring and summer in the garden area. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.
Cast members of the Emmy-nominated comedy TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway” bring their 90-minute live improv “Whose Live Anyway” to the Brady Theater.
May 3, 5
Tulsa Opera closes its season with Mozart’s comedy farce, “Don Giovanni,” at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Sung in Italian, with English projections.
Join Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion on the Yellow Brick Road when Theatre Tulsa presents “The Wizard of Oz” at the Tulsa PAC.
BOK Center unrolls the red carpet for the legendary Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band on its “Roll Me Away Tour.”
TV personality/political satirist Greg Garfield’s “Monologues Live: Classic Rants from the Five” tour comes to Cox Business Center Ballroom.
Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center concludes its current season with the comedy smash musical “Something Rotten,” about two brothers in 1595 who set out to write the world’s first theatrical musical.
Listen to live music, peruse vendors and enjoy eats from popular food trucks along Jenks Main Street for the annual Jenks America Food Truck Festival.
The Oklahoma Renaissance Festival continues at The Castle of Muskogee. Repeats May 11-12, 18-19, 25-27 and June 1-2.
Theatre North presents “Sassy Mamas,” a comedy about three black professional women who are looking for love, performed at the Tulsa PAC.
Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust continues its free “Brown Bag It” Wednesday lunchtime series, with vocalist Casii Stephan.
“You Outta Know” that musician, women’s activist, podcast host and actor Alanis Morissette will appear at the Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
The Luke Combs “Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour” visits the BOK Center, with special guests LANCO and Jameson Rodgers.
OK Roots Music presents OKeclecticFEST, a free new festival at Guthrie Green and other venues, featuring nationally touring performers, art, culinary demos, and wine and craft brew tastings.
Bring family and friends to view the nighttime heavens through telescopes, and learn more about them at Tulsa Astronomy Club’s “Sidewalk Astronomy.” Meet at 7 p.m. at Bass Pro Shops, Broken Arrow, near the lake.
Be sweet to Mom on Mother’s Day: Take her to Undercroft HoneyFest for live music, chair massages, spa treatments and more at Guthrie Green.
Folk rock band the Avett Brothers hits the BOK Center, with tunes from the recent album “True Sadness.”
Enjoy a plethora of artist booths, live music, a kids’ zone and food at the 2019 Tulsa International Mayfest in the Tulsa Arts District.
Theatre Tulsa presents “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time,” the local debut of a groundbreaking mystery surrounding a neighbor’s dog found dead and an autistic teenager at the Tulsa PAC. Continues May 24-26.
Dr. LaMont Cavanagh will speak about “Food as Medicine” at the Empower Abilities Expo, an integrative health and wellness fair at the Crosstown Church of Christ gymnasium.
The Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival descends upon the Tulsa Arts District.
The three-time Grammy award-winning Pentatonix bring their world tour to the BOK Center with special guest Rachel Platten.
Head to OSU-Tulsa for food, games, rides and family fun at the Tulsa Juneteenth Carnival.
Bring your family and a blanket or lawn chair when Philbrook Museum of Art presents “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” at Movies on the Lawn.
Utica Square’s Summer’s Fifth Night kicks off its free summer series with the power soul funk music of Weston Horn and the Hush. Seating provided, or bring a lawn chair.
Visit the time of the Greek gods, when Celebrity Attractions presents a two-day run of “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” at the Tulsa PAC.
Broken Arrow’s Rose Festival’s “Roses, Chalk and Kites, Oh My!” in downtown Broken Arrow includes three days of chalk artists, artist booths, musicians, kids’ activities, garden groups, farmers’ market vendors and more.