POSTED ON MAY 25, 2011:
Rock Stars Unite. Pack up your camping gear and head on out for the pre-party with local talent Stun, Blackwood and Fist of Rage. Rocklahoma is finally here with world-renowned headliners like Mo?tley Cru?e, Black Label Society and Whitesnake. Pryor, Oklahoma
will be busting at the seams with head-bangers and heavy metal. Stay the weekend, May 27-29, and mosh through the crowd with
hundreds of live performances. Visit rocklahoma.com for more information.
Star-Studded. Tulsa County parks present Mid Life Crisis as part of their Sunset Concert series. Bring the restless kids, friendly pets and music-lovin' friends to Chandler Park, 6500 W. 21st St. from 7-10pm. Wrap your arms around your sweetheart and dance under the clear blue sky. Move to the music and gaze at the stars at this free show by local musicians. Visit parks.tulsacounty.org for more information.
Cause a Splash. Come have a foot-stomping, body moving good time at the 2011 Backwoods Bash and Camping Festival on Memorial Day Weekend at Keystone Lake. Enjoy an impressive blend of all genres of music from bluegrass to electronica, sure to please all musical ears. The little ones can engage in a build your own drum clinic with Project Huckleberry or take part in a fishing clinic. Visit
backwoodsbash.com for more information.
Ropin' n' Racin'. The Will Rogers Stampede has a weekend of fun planned for all who visit May 26-29 at The Stampede Arena on Blue Starr Drive in Claremore. Get ready for barrel racing, slack roping and beauty queens to hit the scene with fierce force. Bring the 10-gallon hat and snake-skin boots to romp with the toughest of cowboys at the PRCA Rodeo. Visit willrogersstampede.com for more information.
Blood Pumping. This Memorial Day get outside and enjoy the scenery during the Maple Ridge Memorial Day Run. The race starts at 25th Street and Woodward Boulevard and will end on Owasso Avenue, just west of Woodward. Get your heart beat racing and national pride beaming in the timed 5K run. There is always the fun run for the less-avid enthusiasts or bring the little ones out for the bicycle/tricycle races for children 12 and under. Visit fleetfeettulsa.com for more information.
Goods on the Grass. Breakout the picnic baskets and blankets to kick back and listen to Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, on the Philbrook Museum's beautifully cultivated lawn at 2727 S. Rockford Rd. Learn how to subdue headstrong women like Katherina from her
courting gentleman, Petruchio. Love may not be the premise for this Shakespearian masterpiece but couples will likely learn other valuable lessons. Grounds open at 6:30pm and the curtain rises at 8pm. Visit americantheatercompany. org for more information.
Lots of Laughs. The circus is coming to town, literally. Piccadilly Circus will be swinging from the rafters at SpiritBank Event Center, 10441 S. Regal Blvd.; May 31-June 1 at 4:30pm and 7:30pm. Come out and see flexible acrobats soar through the air, crazy (or creepy) clown comedy and some talented animals maneuver their way through a sea of performers. Elephants, cotton candy and a charismatic ringmaster ensure fun for all ages. Visit spiritbankeventcenter.com for more information.
Equal Art. One of the state's longest running annual fine art exhibitions returns to Tulsa. MOREcolor is at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, 421 E. 4th St., as part of the Tulsa Diversity Celebration. The exhibition kicks off Pride at Oklahomans for Equality and will showcase more than 50 visual artists from a variety of backgrounds. Pop in for the opening reception at 5pm to see featured performance art or stop by anytime in June to stroll through the gallery. Visit morecolorart.com for more information.
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