Weekly Events Calendar, May 15-21, 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.

Show off that Oklahoma pride during the Real Okie Championship golf event in Muskogee. Photo courtesy Pixabay

Show off that Oklahoma pride during the Real Okie Championship golf event in Muskogee. Photo courtesy Pixabay

Get Real

What makes a "real Okie"? Answers run the gamut from possessing a welcoming smile to knowing the lyrics to every Garth Brooks chart-topper in case of a sudden karaoke battle to the death. But in Muskogee, a city that knows its Okies well, the Real Okie Championship is held on the links. Join amateur and pro golfers alike at the Muskogee Golf Club in this five-day golf tournament. May 15-19. Admission, free. Competitors must register in advance. facebook.com/RealOkieChampionship

Farewell Fanfare

After nineteen melodic years, Artistic Director Dr. Randi Von Ellefson is leaving Oklahoma City's Canterbury Chamber Voices. This farewell season wraps up at the Oklahoma History Center with Canterbury Voices Presents: Crescendo. An evening of food, drink, and musical fun, this show with the 20-member vocal ensemble is Ellefson's final performance with the group. May 18. Tickets, $125-$225. canterburyokc.com/crescendo

Parting is such sweet sorrow, but great music as Oklahoma City's Canterbury Chamber Voices celebrates Artistic Director Dr. Randi Von Ellefson. Photo by Performing Arts Photography

Parting is such sweet sorrow, but great music as Oklahoma City's Canterbury Chamber Voices celebrates Artistic Director Dr. Randi Von Ellefson. Photo by Performing Arts Photography

Night Rider

May is Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, so the Tulsa Global District is celebrating with a Night Market. The fun begins at 5 p.m. at the Nam-Hai Oriental Food Market with food trucks, live music, stage performances, vendors, and more. Kids will be begging to blow past their bedtimes as the event goes until 9 p.m. May 19. Admission, free. facebook.com

Laugh to Death

When it was first staged on Broadway, The New York Times called Arsenic and Old Lace "so funny that none of us will ever forget it." Get in on the classic jokes when Enid's Gaslight Theatre revives this drop-dead funny black comedy about a newspaper editor who finds out very late in the game that his family is full of homicidal maniacs. Unlike most family dinners, audiences at the show are free to laugh at the mayhem without upsetting their mothers. May 19-20. Tickets, $8-$18. gaslighttheatre.org

Saddle up and blaze a trail during the Woolaroc Spring Trail Ride in Bartlesville. Photo by Kathryn Peaster

Saddle up and blaze a trail during the Woolaroc Spring Trail Ride in Bartlesville. Photo by Kathryn Peaster

Trail Mix

It's the journey, not the destination. Bring your own horse to Bartlesville's famous Woolaroc Ranch for the annual Woolaroc Spring Trail Ride and get a look at the hidden rolling hills of Frank Phillips' 3,700-acre ranch. The event begins on Friday night with primitive camping followed by morning and afternoon guided trail rides and admission to Woolaroc. When they're not on the trail, guests can enjoy Woolaroc's lodge and museum, including the Western art and Native American art collections. May 19-20. Pre-registration required, $50. woolaroc.org

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.

Greg Elwell
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