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It’s a big month on diamonds in Oklahoma City as the Big 12 Conference’s softball and baseball championships unfold. May 10-11 features the softball finals at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex. The baseball championships run May 22-26 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. For a full schedule for both, visit big12sports.com. The fun continues with the NCAA Women’s College World Series...
David Littlefield, chief operating officer at Littlefield Agency, wanted to create a fresh, upscale image at the Tulsa advertising firm’s headquarters that would inspire his staff and diverse roster of clients. What he envisioned was a long way from the company’s original, traditional office layout. The change has been a paradigm shift. “The results have been exciting and, frankly, made our...
    Nestled in northeastern Oklahoma, an unforgettable, almost magical farm cultivates and cares for some of nature’s most beautiful creatures – butterflies. The Euchee Butterfly Farm just outside Bixby does more than care for these captivating insects; it makes an ecological and economic impact on the state. “As a butterfly farm, our main goal is to raise healthy, disease-free butterflies that can...
Tulsa Opera presents its final show of the season, Don Giovanni, composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and sung in Italian with English supertitles. Performances run May 3 and 5 at the Tulsa PAC. Visit tulsaopera.com for tickets. A wicked witch and her gang of monkeys are on the loose during Theatre Tulsa Academy’s The Wizard of Oz in the John...

Panang Thai

This eatery, family-owned since 2007 with four locations in metropolitan OKC, has refined Thai cuisine, such as the red curry for which it’s named – a spicy, tangy, crunchy, sweet signature entree rich with peas, fresh basil, coconut milk and bell peppers. Dishes can be made from mild to extremely hot. 9022 S. Pennsylvania Ave., OKC, 405-691-9989; 14101 N....
Floating and steeping luxuriously like a tea bag in a mug of hot water isn’t exactly what mercantiler Channing Winblad had in mind when she developed her tea soaks, but the image provides a general idea of how they work. Tea soaks are refillable sachets of various herbal blends that can be tossed into the tub to enjoy at bath...

Country, R&B and Pop

Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City sizzles this month. Country musician Kenny Chesney peforms May 4, followed by 1990s boy-band sensation New Kids on the Block on May 18. Pop icon Ariana Grande rounds out the month May 23. Visit chesapeakearena.com for tickets.

Finding the Rhythm

May brings world-class ballet to northeastern Oklahoma as Tulsa Ballet’s Signature Series: From Ballet to Broadway promises a spectacular finale to its season, which saw some of the highest ticket sales in the company’s 62-year history. Signature Series features contemporary works by the world’s top ballet and Broadway choreographers, “including three-time Tony Award-winning choreographer of Hamilton, Andy Blankenbuehler,” says Scott...
Unlike a lot of his fellow Oklahomans, drummer, composer and music teacher Jared Johnson didn’t encounter John Steinbeck’s masterwork, The Grapes of Wrath, during his high school or college years because he wasn’t assigned to read it. He discovered it all on his own.  Maybe that’s part of why it had such an effect on him.  “I was probably in my...

Be a Bad Axe

At some point, you’ve probably thrown a bowling ball down a lane, but an axe … not so much. That has changed in Oklahoma. Often called an extreme alternative to darts or bowling, urban axe throwing, which began in Canada, has gained momentum as venues pop up across the nation. Mario Zelaya, owner of Bad Axe Throwing in Oklahoma City, says...