POSTED ON MAY 4, 2011:
Hot and Spicy. Break out the maracas, flood the streets and get ready to celebrate in colorful fashion. Cinco de Mayo ¡Fiesta! is taking over downtown with live mariachi bands, Ballet Folkloricos, traditional
Mexican piñatas and more. So salsa your way down to 4th Street
between Cheyenne and Boulder Avenues beginning at 11am for a celebration of Mexican nationalism. When the street party wraps up at 10pm, follow the crowd into Casa Laredo, 403 S. Cheyenne, to keep the festivities jamming. Call 918-591-3998 for more information.
Variety Hour. A perfect night for an art showing and it just so happens several studios have opened their doors for just such an occasion. Brady District hosts May's First Friday Art Crawl starting at 6pm at the Living ArtSpace, 307 E. Brady. Go behind the camera of Jeremy Charles as he presents Crash Devils: Demolition Derby
Culture. Stroll down the block to the Tulsa Artists' Coalition Gallery to catch a glimpse of the new 5x5 Show and Sale. Follow the crowds as they flow in and out of Gypsy's Coffee House, Brady Artist Studio, Tulsa Glassblowing Studio, Chrysalis Salon and Brady Tavern. The crawl stops at Club 209 around 10pm. Call
918-584-9944 for more information.
Student Teacher. Life lessons rarely come easily and they are always accompanied by a price. Follow the tale of young
Jefferson as he is forced to learn A Lesson Before Dying while on death row in a backwoods Louisiana prison. Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines', this epic story of injustice,
redemption and self-evaluation plays out in a 1940s town fueled by racism and with Grant Wiggins, an educated black man,
narrating the story of the less fortunate Jefferson. Showing at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., May 6-8 and 12-14. Visit tulsapac.com for more information.
String 'Em Up. Gather up the family and enjoy the cool spring air by attending the 18th Annual Tulsa Windriders Festival of Kites. Treat mom to a scrumptious brunch in honor of Mother's Day and spend the rest of the day relaxing at Kite Field located at E. 43rd & S. Garnett. Kids can learn how to make a kite while mom and dad watch kite buggy demos and enjoy the many food and retail vendors at the festival. So go fly a kite May 7-8 between 10am and 5pm. Call 918-630-9334 for more information.
Cause and Effect. With every phenomenon in human history, the artists of the world search for ways to find meaning or show sympathy. Mauricio Lasansky painted eight intaglio prints for his Kaddish Series in his search for peace and survival in relation to the Jews lost in the holocaust. Peer into these technically complex prints at Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, 2021 E. 71st St., through June 30. Visit jewishmuseum.net for more
Fore the Kids. The green is ready, the sky is blue and golfers are speeding along the trails at Battle Creek Golf Club, 3200 N. Battle Creek Dr. in Broken Arrow. From 1-4pm
Academy will host their Swing Into Spring Golf Tournament as a
fundraiser. So call up the crew, grab the clubs and spend the day on the
fairway (or in the rough) driving balls home for a good cause. Call
918-269-6556 for more information.
Ride Along. Wheels are turning at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society unveils Art Bike Tulsa. These works are a far cry from the traditional Trek and Schwinn two wheelers speeding across Green Country. Some of Tulsa's leading artists have transformed bicycles into eclectic works of art in an attempt to bring awareness to the progressive disease of Multiple Sclerosis. The bicycles will be on display through June 1. Visit tulsapac.com for more information.
KENNETH M. RUGGIANO
Rising Star. The ever
expanding Tulsa sound takes the stage at IDL Ballroom, 230 E. 1st St., for UTW's annual new music showcase, NewVo. See live performances by Algebra, The Last Slice, Lizard Police and Scales of Motion as these rising local bands strut their stuff from 8pm to midnight. These original bands are sure to put on a show to remember and Tulsans may just find their favorite new artist among the lineup. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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