Weekly Events Blog, May 31-June 6, 2021

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Events are subject to change or cancellation. Please call or contact the event organizers before going.

Each week, Oklahoma Today staffers comb through their calendars to find a handful of great events happening across the state. Get out! See Oklahoma! And be sure to let us know what you find, either here or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @oklahomatoday.

Gather in Tulsa's Greenwood neighborhood for a candlelight vigil remembering the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Photo by Bruce Emmerling

Gather in Tulsa's Greenwood neighborhood for a candlelight vigil remembering the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Photo by Bruce Emmerling

A Time to Remember

Honor those who lost their lives in one of the worst acts of racial violence in American history with the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Commission’s Candlelight Vigil ceremony. The event begins 10:30 p.m. in Greenwood with a moment of silence to remember the victims of the tragedy a century after the first shot was fired.
May 31. Admission, Free. (918) 231-6211 or tulsa2021.org/events

Na Na Na Na...Batman!

DC fans unite and head on over to the summer event Gotham Comes to Ponca City. Enjoy three days of Batman themed fun with an art crawl, live music, movie viewings, and costume contest. The Poncan Theatre will host a showing of the Batman Lego Movie and families can commemorate the event with a picture with Batman after a viewing of the masterful 1989 version of Batman. Audiences can also participate in an outdoor viewing of the Batman TV series along with a concert and Batman themed dance. June 3-5. Tickets, $5. (580) 765-4400 or goponca.com

Look for plenty of Batman costumes during Gotham Comes to Ponca City. Photo by April Bryant

Look for plenty of Batman costumes during Gotham Comes to Ponca City. Photo by April Bryant

Continuing the Conversation

Learn the history of Greenwood’s own Black Wall Street with the World Stage Theatre’s Tulsa ‘21: Black Wall Street. With an all black cast, the play provides historical context and real stories from the Tulsa Race Massacre, Black Wall Street, and the effect on the people of Tulsa today. Each story is based on archival research and collections by Mary E. Jones Parrish, who started recording just weeks after the massacre. The emotional narrative will provide audiences with important thoughts and feelings about the city they live in today. June 3-13. Tickets, $15-$25. (918) 596-7111 or tulsapac.com/events/2021/tulsa21

A League of Their Own

There’s nothin’ soft about the best teams in college softball as they head to the NCAA Women’s College World Series. Make a trip over to the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium to cheer on your favorites or come for the smack talk. Whatever the reason, the series will provide an evening of competitive fun for all fans. June 3-9. (405) 424-5266 or ncaatickets.com

Bartlesville hosts its annual Sunfest this weekend. Photo by Lori Duckworth

Bartlesville hosts its annual Sunfest this weekend. Photo by Lori Duckworth

Summer Fun

Kick off the summer with a trip to the Bartlesville Sunfest. Sometimes known as “Oklahoma’s largest picnic,” the outdoor festival will have a myriad of things to do. Visitors can stroll through the different tables, tents, and food vendors, as well as enjoy live music. There will also be a juried arts and crafts show with each item handmade from local artists. For families, kids can participate in Youthfest that provides kid friendly games and crafts. June 4-6. Admission, Free. (918) 331-0456 or bartlesvillesunfest.org

Written By
Olivia McCourry

Olivia McCourry
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