Unorthodox Urges. Love can certainly play some interesting tricks on the mind and heart but none as unconventional as those addressed in
Odeum Theatre Company's production of Swimming in the Shallows. This hilarious comedy throws unsuspecting residents of Rhode Island into outlandish situations at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., April 28-May 1 and May 5-8. See if true love can really occur between a man and a shark. Visit tulsapac.com for more information.
Grab your lederhosen and polka down to the German American Society of Tulsa's 2011 Germanfest at the GAST Center, 1429 Terrace Dr., from April 29 to May 1. If Sepp and Heinz Diepolder's accordion yodeling music is not enough to hold your attention, check out the vast spread schnitzel, apfelstudel, bratwurst and more. Don't miss the centerpiece of this year's event as Tulsa's Maikönigin (May Queen) is crowned during the festival. Visit gastulsa.org for more information.
Dive In. Lake season is nearly here and Skiatook Lake is ringing in the 2011 summer with Shake Your Wake, April 28-30. So get the boat out of the dock, pull out the camping gear for the weekend or enjoy the wilderness in style by renting a local cottage. Where ever you decide to rest your head or spend the day, be sure to check out the face painting kid zone and the water-filled activities at the lake's community development, CrossTimbers, 12301 CrossTimbers Marina Dr., Skiatook. Call 918-392-0300 for more information.
Check Mate. Prepare the horses for medieval knights and ladies in waiting as the 16th Annual Oklahoma
Renaissance Festival swings into action every weekend in May at the Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W. Fern
Mountain Rd. See noble knights joust and belly dancers roll at this year's celebration. This intriguing alternate reality only resurfaces once a year, so don't miss the
opportunity to step back into a world long past with gypsy merchants and a living chess board. Visit okcastle.com for more information.
Cuddle Up. Animal lovers and anyone with half a heart will fall head over heels for some of nature's furriest little rascals in Born to be Wild 3D. Journey through a land far different than the urban jungle of Tulsa as extraordinary human beings befriend and rescue orphaned
orangutans and elephants. The Kenyan savannah and Borneo rainforests provide a fantastically beautiful
backdrop to this true documentation of love and
dedication. Nestle into the theater at Cinemark IMAX, 10802 E. 71st St. Visit cinemark.com for more information.
Eye of the Beholder. Members of the civic art association, Alpha Rho Tau, have created original works of oil on canvas that will be on display through May 16 at The Savage Art Gallery and The Gallery on Sixth, 2205 E. 6th St. Take a rainy spring day and enjoy the scenery of the vast array of colors and strokes hanging on the gallery walls. Patrons can even meet the exhibit artists at a reception on May 5. Visit
thegalleryonsixth.com for more information.
Spring Spurt. Local sustainability has been a continuing subject in Green Country and the growers of the green are back out to show Tulsa just what they have to offer. Farmers' Markets have popped up all over town and while the large array of vegetables and fruits keep locals coming back each week, many of the markets offer mid-day
entertainment and fun for kids. Check out UTW's Farmers' Market listings in Events to find the perfect personal pick.
Capture the Moment. The beauty of spring comes and goes so very quickly in the unpredictable state of Oklahoma but artist Bruce Alan Crouch has captured some of the most remarkable moments of the blooming season in his Live Deep exhibit. The May Oklahomans for Equality showcase will open with a meet and greet at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, 621 E. 4th St., from 6-9pm. Take a stroll through the gallery to catch a glimpse May's spotlight artist. Visit okeq.org for more
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