Tasha Ball with Do What at This Land Press joins us each Friday with the list of the best events and things to do in Tulsa.
For the Kids
Cinco de Rhino. The Tulsa Zoo transforms this Saturday into a Cinco-de-Mayo celebration, starring the Zoo's resident white rhinos Jeannie and Buzbie. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cinco de Mayo with Elote. A 400-pound pinata dropped from six stories: A Cinco de Mayo party on the Elote and its arm of luchadors could pull off. Saturday, 11 a.m.-midnight, on Boston between 5th and 6th Streets.
5 de Mayo Festival. The Tulsa Hispanic Chamber hosts its annual festival 5 de Mayo, perfect for kids and adults alike who are looking for a full weekend of Cinco-de-Mayo fun. Friday—Sunday, Imperio Event Center.
Oklahoma Renaissance Festival—Pirate Weekend! Get a window into the past, complete with knights jousting, royal luncheons, and even a masked ball. Bonus: It's pirate weekend! Gates open at 10:30 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.
Guess Who's Coming to Seder? Sarah Friedman is about to turn 40 and decides to hold her first Passover Seder dinner for eight of her closest friends—not one of whom is Jewish. Showtimes Friday-Sunday, Tulsa Convention Center.
Tulsa Symphony: Musical Fireworks. The program includes Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks—a piece originally composed to accompany the fireworks of London’s Green Park in 1749. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
Friday Art Walk. Check out the galleries, restaurants, and bars of one of Tulsa's most unique and historic downtown neighborhoods, without sending your wallet to triage. Friday starting at about 5 p.m., along Brady Street.
5X5 opening. Make a space on the wall, y'all: The Tulsa Artists' Coalition’s annual 5 X 5 fundraiser opens this weekend, promising to pack the gallery wall-to-wall with local patrons of the arts gunning for their favorite piece of locally produced, five-inches-by-five-inches art. Saturday, 5:55 p.m. the Brady District of downtown Tulsa.
Roger Waters: The Wall Live. The co-founder and principal songwriter of the archetypal progressive band Pink Floyd comes to the BOK Center. Squeezebox plays the ONEOK Plaza at 6 p.m. Saturday, 8 p.m.
Making Girls Cry Roller Derby Double Header. The Tulsa Derby Brigade and Beta Corps open the season with a double header against Tornado Alley Roller Girls from Oklahoma City and Darkside Derby from Lawton. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at SKATES in Sand Springs.
Tickets on sale: Death Cab for Cutie. Death Cab for Cutie is coming to Tulsa July 10 tickets go on sale at Cain's Ballroom Friday at 10 a.m.
Festivals and Cinco de Mayo
Bixby BBQ 'n' Music Festival. Bixby’s largest annual family event and one of the largest BBQ competitions in Oklahoma. Friday and Saturday, Washington Irving Memorial Park.
Germanfest. Experience folk dancing, arts and crafts, polka bands, lots of food and more at this annual festival in midtown Tulsa. Friday-Sunday, German American Society of Tulsa.
Cinco de Mayo at El Guapo. Get one of the biggest block parties all year at 1st and Elgin, where there will be live music, food, and tequila galore. Saturday starting at 11 a.m.
Cinco de Mayo Run. A way to get a workout in before imbibing on all that Mexican beer. Friday, 6:30 p.m., Veteran's Park.
Get details on these events and more at dowhattulsa.com.