Weekly Events Calendar, March 13-19, 2023

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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.

For a Spring Break with lots of Oklahoma appeal, head to the Will Rogers Memorial Museum & Birthplace Ranch in Claremore and Oologah.

For a Spring Break with lots of Oklahoma appeal, head to the Will Rogers Memorial Museum & Birthplace Ranch in Claremore and Oologah.

Roping, Riding, Breaking

"What constitutes a life well spent, anyway? Love and admiration from your fellow men is all that anyone can ask," said legendary Oklahoman Will Rogers, but what about a well-spent Spring Break? Well, Claremore and Oologah can provide that during Spring Break at Will Rogers Memorial Museum & Birthplace Ranch. Kids ages seventeen and younger can enjoy five afternoons of free activities Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore and Tuesday and Thursday at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch near Oologah. The fun includes a kids' tractor pull, a behind-the-scenes look at the museum, and much more. March 13-17. Admission, free. okhistory.org

Sisters That Don't Fight

Siblings and Spring Break go together like dogs and cats and snakes trapped together in a burlap sack, but for a trio of sisters that get along really well, head to Sulphur for the Three Sisters Celebration at the Chickasaw Cultural Center. The sister—beans, corn, and squash—are historic staple crops of the tribe that were part of an ancient intercropping system that helped all three grow. But it's not just agriculture: the celebration includes demonstrations, tours, and activities that might just be interesting enough to keep your own kids from squabbling. March 14-18. Admission, free. chickasawculturalcenter.com

Tulsa welcomes the NCAA Wrestling Championships to the BOK Center as athletes from across the country compete for glory. Photo by David Mark

Tulsa welcomes the NCAA Wrestling Championships to the BOK Center as athletes from across the country compete for glory. Photo by David Mark

Folding Chairs Are For Sitting

Professional wrestling is known for face paint and pyrotechnics, with men and women in flamboyant costumes battling as much with words as they do their bodies. Amateur wrestling is, you know, a real sport. Come see people actually competing, rather than working off a script, when the NCAA Wrestling Championships come to the BOK Center in Tulsa. Talented college wrestlers—many with an eye on the Olympics—will compete for glory in downtown Tulsa's largest venue. March 16-18. Tickets, $36-$850. bokcenter.com

Now That's What I Call Almost Every Kind of Music!

Medicine Park loves a festival. Hey, if the town is this pretty, why not show it off? And at this year's Parkstomp Music Festival, guests can listen to just about every musical style they can think of, short of Tuvan throat singing. Head to the Town Center Mainstage to fill your ears with rock, country, rockabilly, punk, and bluegrass and then wind through the booths of arts and crafts for sale or grab a quick bite from a food vendor. The rest of the town will be open, as well, so sit-down meals, art galleries, and more await in Medicine Park. March 17-19. Admission, free. medicinepark.com/festivals

Chance, skill, and strategy meet on a variety of colorful boards when TokenCon returns to Oklahoma City. Photo by Rudy and Peter Skitterians

Chance, skill, and strategy meet on a variety of colorful boards when TokenCon returns to Oklahoma City. Photo by Rudy and Peter Skitterians

Roll Again

Whether they enjoy an occasional match of SORRY! or a weeks-long campaign of Risk Legacy, board gamers know the joy of gathering around a table with a passel of friends-turned-competitors for a roll of the dice. TokenCon—Oklahoma's board game convention—is a chance to play with gaming enthusiasts from across the state, including some playtesting of new games at the Hilton Embassy Suites in Oklahoma City. Roll a 20 in a Dungeons & Dragons match or use strategy to outwit opponents in the battle royale-style Finger Guns 2023 State Championships. There are even play-to-win games to be checked out for matches with the chance to take the game home as a prize. March 17-19. Registration, $25-$49. tabletop.events

Written By
Greg Elwell

Greg Elwell served as research editor and web editor of Oklahoma Today from 2018-2023. He also has worked for newspapers, medical research organizations, and government institutions.

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