Springtime in Tulsa. It's not May in this town without Mayfest, our annual celebration of art and music. With live acts and works of art from major artists, not to mention vendors and food trucks out the wazoo, you won't want to miss Tulsa's springtime love letter to the arts located in downtown Tulsa on Main Street between 3rd and 6th streets. The festival kicks off today 11am through Sunday, and runs until 11pm through Saturday. It all comes to its inevitable end at 6pm Sunday.
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Blue Skies Smiling at Me. Mayfest's companion festival opens today as the Blue Dome Festival comes to, well, the Blue Dome District. A complement to Mayfest, Blue Dome started as a way for local artists to show their works, and has grown into Mayfest's scruffier-but-nonetheless-respectable little brother. There will be music and food, as well, all sitting between 1st and 3rd streets and Detroit and Frankfurt. Friday and Saturday from 11am-8pm, and Sunday from 11am-5pm.
To Sir, With Love. If you know anything about music for school kids around town, then you've heard of Dan Call, who served as choir director at Tulsa's Memorial High School for three freaking decades. Tonight, Music to Remember will commemorate 50 years of Memorial High School musical productions. The show is in MHS's Call Hall at 5840 S. Hudson Ave., and it's a free show.
Tug That Ear, Carol. Sapulpa Community Theatre has some songs and some laughs at its spring fundraiser, The Carol Burnett Show and Friends, though Carol herself won't be there. Highlighting a few of the television show's most memorable moments, SCT hopes to fund its coming season. The show runs at 2pm, but also runs Friday and Saturday, May 17-18 at 7:30pm. Tickets at sapulpacommtheatre.com or 918-227-2169.
Blue Gene Baby. Find out if your great-grandfather invented something cool, or whether your third cousin is actually related (because if she's not, then that totally explains everything) at the Tulsa Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting at the Tulsa Genealogy Center at 2901 S. Harvard Ave. The meeting is at 7pm, and beginner genealogists can get some basics at 6pm.
They Were Wrong About the End of the World, But...Take a moment to look up at the stars and ponder what they tell us, the nature of mankind, and just exactly what those flaming balls of gas mean to us in Tales of the Maya Skies, one of many planetarium shows available at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum, located at 3624 N. 74th E. Ave. This show is at 2pm Tuesday through Saturday, but there are many others throughout the day. Visit tulsaairandspacemuseum.com or 918-834-9900 for other shows. All planetarium shows are free with museum admission.
You Have to Taste This. Get your local food fix at the Brookside Farmers' Market at the Food Pyramid at 41st and S. Peoria Ave between 8am and 12pm. Eating local does a lot of good things for everyone involved, so get on it, Felix.
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Take (most of) It Off. Hot women shake their stuff in Boomtown Burlesque at the IDL Ballroom at 230 E. 1st St. In what will likely be the biggest burlesque joint this town has seen, Eye Candy Burlesque presents a show that will live up to the name. Tickets are $15 at the door, and the pants drop at 7:45pm. Keep your hands and your Washingtons to yourself.
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