Weekly Events Calendar August 26-September 1

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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.

Singing in the Rein

Say “Yee-haw!” at the Tulsa Reining Classic, which runs through September. Spectators can watch multiple levels of all-stars competing for the championship, including two youth classes, amateurs, intermediates, and professionals. Get up bright and early for the novice horse derby and stay late for the awards ceremony, plus amateur and novice classes for all ages. August 26-September 1. Admission, free. grsgoffice@gmail.com or tulsareining.com.

Randall Shreve performs as the famous frontman in "The Fabulous Freddie Mercury Tribute Show," which arrives in Tulsa this week. Photo by Ebony Blevins.

Randall Shreve performs as the famous frontman in "The Fabulous Freddie Mercury Tribute Show," which arrives in Tulsa this week. Photo by Ebony Blevins.

Radio Go Go to Tulsa

From the ’70s to the late ’80s, Queen left its distinctive impression on the world, an impact still felt today. Relive the glory days at The Fabulous Freddie Mercury Tribute Show. Honoring the band’s famous frontman at Venue Shrine in Tulsa, this show will surely rock you back to the ’80s with a setlist including legendary hits like “Killer Queen,” “I Want to Break Free,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” August 31. Tickets, $20-$25. (877) 990-7882 or stubwire.com.

Live From Thackerville, It’s Friday Night

If laughter truly is the best medicine, you won’t need a checkup after a trio of comedy greats descend upon the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville. David Spade, known for television shows Just Shoot Me and Rules of Engagement, will team with comedy heavy-hitters Dennis Miller and Norm MacDonald for an evening of laughs that might magically transport the audience to a fairly popular sketch comedy show’s early ’90s heyday. August 30. Tickets, $55-$125. (800) 653-8000 or ticketmaster.com.

Pony Up

Will Rogers is one of Oklahoma’s most famous sons and, in Vinita, citizens honor his memory with during the Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo at American Legion Rodeo Grounds. Watch the calf scramble, grand entry, and athletic cowboys and cowgirls compete for buckles and cash prizes. Make sure to catch the All Settlers Day Reunion, Will Rogers Memorial Parade, and the street dance every night of the festival. August 28-31. Tickets, free-$16. (918) 244-0265 or willrogersmemorialrodeo.com.

Dancers take part in the Intertribal Pow-wow during last year's Cherokee National Holiday. Photo provided by the Cherokee Nation.

Dancers take part in the Intertribal Pow-wow during last year's Cherokee National Holiday. Photo provided by the Cherokee Nation.

Reason for the Season

Held in the hills of Tahlequah, the Cherokee National Holiday is a celebration of the signing of the Cherokee Nation Constitution 180 years ago. The main attractions are the intertribal powwows held Friday and Saturday nights of the celebration. Watch traditional games at the stickball tournament, cornstalk shoot, and blowgun competition. Take a stroll through the art show to see Native American-made products, watch the parade, or stop by the museums to learn more about the holiday and nation’s history. August 30-September1. Admission, free. (918) 453-5000 or holiday.cherokee.org.

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