May 26-28. More than 80 visual artists will fill the Historic Paseo Arts District, selling original artwork in a wide variety of media, from painting and photography to wood and jewelry. The festival also hosts dozens of live performers and musicians. The food court will feature a variety of food vendors, bringing traditional and not-so-traditional festival treats, both savory and sweet. ThePaseo.org
Visitors to the Myriad Gardens can learn Bollywood style of dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event is free to the public. For more information, visit OklahomaCityBotanicalGardens.com.
The Oklahoma City Water Lantern Festival will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. This is a family-friendly event that featuring hundreds of water lanterns, food, games, music and more. $30-$45 for adult admission and $8 for kids' admission. For more information, visit WaterLanternFestival.com.
This fun-filled event celebrates everything midcentury modern! Events include the Mod Swap, which is the state’s only all-vintage-modern flea market; the exciting Wheel-o-Rama with vintage rides of all kinds; lectures; tours; and the Flashback Fashion Show featuring iconic vintage clothing from the mod era. OKCArchitecture.com
The YWCA Purple Sash Gala is always a night to remember! Come dressed in your best black-tie attire and be prepared for a delectable dinner, silent and live auctions, and a high-energy runway show. Leave the night knowing you helped victims of domestic violence receive emergency shelter, counseling, advocacy and much more. 500 E Sheridan Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73104. YWCAOKC.org
Join for the official Purple Sash after party, After Sash! Guests will enjoy wine, cash bar, photo booth, raffle items, catering by Whiskey Cake and music by Drive. All proceeds benefit YWCA Oklahoma City's sexual assault services including counseling, advocacy, prevention education and forensic exams. 500 E Sheridan Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73104. YWCAOKC.org