On the Town: Tattooing’s history and more to explore in OKC – Journal Record

Posted in Tattooing on Sep 04, 2021

Lillie-Beth Brinkman

If you need ideas for some fun things to do Labor Day weekend, check out this partial list of happenings in Oklahoma.

You have until Tuesday to be transported to see both Sherlock Holmes: The Exhibition and The Worst-Case Scenario: An Ultimate Survival Guide at the Science Museum in Oklahoma Citys Adventure District. These two exhibits are great fun to walk through. Youll be transported to 221B Baker Street where the fictional Sherlock Holmes lived and test your crime-solving skills and learn a bit about real-life forensic science in the first one. In the second, youll learn all about how to survive challenging situations with some hands-on practice. Theyre both included in a small add-on fee to regular admission. For information, go to sciencemuseumok.org or call 405-602-3760.

See the compelling new exhibit exploring the history of tattooing in North America at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Tattoos: Religion, Reality and Regret explores the cultural traditions of tattooing in Native American cultures and traditions that are practiced globally today, a news release noted. The exhibit includes items and images from the museums permanent collection and the Dickinson Research Center. Theres even an area set up for live demonstrations from time to time.

Tattooing is a form of expression often undervalued in historical research, said Dr. Eric Singleton, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Curator of Ethnology, in the release. For information, go to nationalcowboymuseum.org.

As I noted Wednesday, head to the Paseo Arts Festival between NW 30th and Dewey and NW 28th and Walker from Saturday through Monday for arts, food, music and more. Or enjoy a trip to The Paseo Friday night for its First Friday Art Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. For information, go to thepaseo.org.

If you like live music, check out two venues in Oklahoma City. One, Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23rd, is hosting a Steely Dan + Grateful Dead Tribute Night featuring Steely Dead at 8 p.m. Friday. For information, go to towertheatreokc.com. The Criterion, 500 E. Sheridan Ave, is hosing Mozzy on Saturday night and Dirty Heads and Sublime With Rome: High and Mighty Tour on Sunday night. See criterionokc.com for tickets. Or enjoy three days of live rock music at Rocklahoma in Pryor. See the lineup at rocklahoma.com.

In Tulsa, the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Second, is presenting The Guys in its Liddy Doenges Theatre and Escape to Margaritaville in the Chapman Music Hall through Sunday. The Guys is a play by Anne Nelson that commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with a story about a fire captain. Escape is a musical comedy featuring Jimmy Buffet songs. For information, go to tulsapac.com or call 918-596-7111.

Elk City is hosting the PRCA Rodeo of Champions at the Beutler Brothers Arena through Sunday. For information, go to elkcityrodeo.com.

Next Wednesday, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and first lady Sarah Stitt will host the annual Boots, Bandanas and Barbecue event from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Oklahoma Governors Mansion from 6 to 8 p.m., 820 NE 23rd. Proceeds will benefit Friends of the Mansion, which works to preserve the mansion. Tickets are $75 per person and available at bit.ly/bootsbandanasbbq2021.

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