Weekly Events Calendar, May 23-29, 2022

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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.

Rock the BOK

If you have an urgent call to make, do it before you arrive at Tulsa’s BOK Center for Jack White’s The Supply Chain Issue Tour, because it will be a phone-free show. No phones, no smart watches, or accessories will be permitted in the performance space. But if you do need to make a call, there are phone use areas available. Distractions aside, literally, White is an rock icon and the last thing audiences should be doing is looking away from watching a master songsmith in his element. May 24. Tickets, $45-$114. bokcenter.com

Expect things to get wild when "Disney's The Lion King" comes to the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City. Photo courtesy OKC Broadway

Expect things to get wild when "Disney's The Lion King" comes to the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City. Photo courtesy OKC Broadway

Feel the Love

Relocate to the Serengeti for an evening of song, dance, and the amazing design of Disney’s The Lion King. This Tony Award-winning musical comes to the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City for a run of shows the whole family can enjoy. Based on the beloved Disney film, the show follows Simba, Nala, Timon, and Pumbaa as they battle the usurper, Scar, for control of the pack. May 24-29. Tickets, $34-$158. okcbroadway.com/thelionking

Deep Roots

Roots, rock, blues, and Americana music take center stage—as well as all the other stages—at Medicine Park’s annual Roots Ball. Enjoy three days of fabulous food, shopping, and free live music from bands including Bottom of the Barrel, Electric Okie Test, Vintage Pistol, and more. Head to Hitchin’ Post Park if you want to kick it root down. May 27-29. Admission, Free. medicinepark.com/festivals

Cowboy up at the Boley Open Rodeo, one of the longest running African-American rodeos. Photo courtesy Town of Boley

Cowboy up at the Boley Open Rodeo, one of the longest running African-American rodeos. Photo courtesy Town of Boley

Hold On Tight

For fun of the roping and riding variety, head to the Boley Open Rodeo on Memorial Day weekend. One of the state’s historic all-Black towns, Boley lays claim to the nation’s oldest African-American community-based rodeo. Events include team roping, steer wrestling, and bull riding, to name a few. Arrive early in the day if you want to see the parade down Boley’s Main Street. May 28. Tickets, $7-$12. thetownofboley.org/rodeo

Learn what our ancestors ate before curbside pick-up was available at the annual Chuck Wagon Festival in Oklahoma City. Photo courtesy National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Learn what our ancestors ate before curbside pick-up was available at the annual Chuck Wagon Festival in Oklahoma City. Photo courtesy National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Campfire Cooking

For a food festival with a twist, or maybe a historical festival with great food, look no further than the thirty-first annual Chuck Wagon Festival at Oklahoma City’s National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Visitors can sample Native American foods in Liichokoshkomo’, the museum’s outdoor addition, and classic cowboy cooking from the chuck wagons before diving into hands-on crafts stations and demonstrations, and live entertainment including music, trick shooting, and comedy. May 28-29. Admission, $15. nationalcowboymuseum.org

Written By
Greg Elwell

Web Editor Greg Elwell worked for newspapers, medical research organizations, and government institutions before he joined the magazine.

Greg Elwell
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