Weekly Events Calendar, May 3-9, 2021

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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.

The past visits the present as the Oklahoma City Zoo brings its new Dino Safari exhibit to life. Photo by Megan Rossman

The past visits the present as the Oklahoma City Zoo brings its new Dino Safari exhibit to life. Photo by Megan Rossman

Jurassic Zoo

Open daily through until Halloween, Dino Safari at the Oklahoma City Zoo is as close as it gets to the real thing. Boasting fifteen realistic animatronic dinosaurs and eight skeleton replicas this exhibit will let zoo goers experience their favorite prehistoric reptile in action. The animatronics will mimic the sounds and movements of their respective dinosaur while also giving their history and evolution. If you get hungry make sure to stop by the Dino Café by the Pollinator Garden. May 3-October 31. Tickets, $28-$31. (405) 424-3344 or okczoo.org

Not a Drill

You have six chances to catch the Tulsa Drillers vs. Amarillo Sod Poodles this week with a different theme each day, including opening night, discounted drinks, kids eat free, fireworks, and a pullover giveaway. Located in the heart of Tulsa, ONEOK Field is a great spot to kick back with a hot dog, a cool drink, and a battle between a team based on geological exploration and a group of men using an archaic term for prairie dogs as their mascot. May 4-9. Tickets, $7-$30. (918) 744-5901 or milb.com

Enjoy a jazzy jaunt to Durant for Jazz Fest. Photo by Social Butterfly/Pixabay

Enjoy a jazzy jaunt to Durant for Jazz Fest. Photo by Social Butterfly/Pixabay

Funky Shopping

A new month means a new First Friday is coming to Durant. This month is Jazz Fest! From 2 to 8 p.m., visitors can enjoy live music as they shop throughout downtown Durant. Stores will be having special deals to accommodate the occasion as well, and there will be plenty of food and drinks. Get in on the deals and grooves this Friday at the historic market square. May 7. Admission, Free. (580) 924-1550 or durantmainstreet.org

The Fest Is Yet To Come

One of the biggest festivals in Oklahoma is coming back this May for a weekend packed with the arts and live music. Tulsa International Mayfest brings in more than a quarter-million people each year and the entertainment is non-stop. If you've been looking for a reason to dislodge your seat from the couch cushions, there aren't many better reasons to become ambulatory than spending a weekend seeing what your local artists have to offer. Nearby businesses will be open with special sales for the event as well. May 7-9. Admission, Free. (918) 582-6435 or tulsamayfest.org

Charlie Parr plays the Dancing Rabbit Music Festival this week in McAlester. Photo by Shelly Mosman

Charlie Parr plays the Dancing Rabbit Music Festival this week in McAlester. Photo by Shelly Mosman

Lucky Rabbit

Head to downtown McAlester for a night of live music, beer gardens, and food trucks this Saturday. Dancing Rabbit Music Festival is spread over three dates this year and features both Oklahoma-based artists as well as nationally known acts. Charlie Parr, a well-known live musician from Minnesota, and Jake Simpson will headline the May 8 show. Be sure to wear your dancing shoes, because this one is set to be lively. May 8. Admission, Free. (918) 421-8843 or dancingrabbit.live

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Erik Charlson

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