May: Calendar for the 55+ community | Arts & entertainment

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Greetings, and welcome to our May calendar update for the 55+ community! Spring is in full swing, and we’re excited to share with you a wide range of arts and entertainment events happening this month. From live music to theater and everything in between, there is something for everyone to enjoy this May. So sit back, relax, and let’s explore what’s happening near you!

May is a month to celebrate the arts, and we have plenty of events lined up to do just that. One of the most popular events this month is the annual Smithsonian Museum Day, on May 11th. This event provides free admission to museums all across the country, including some of the most popular museums in the world like the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. If you’re looking for a day of cultural enrichment, this is the perfect opportunity to explore the museums in your area and learn about history, art, science, and more.

If you’re a fan of live music, May is also a great month to get out and enjoy some concerts. One event that’s particularly not to be missed is the Chicago Blues Festival on May 12th-14th. This festival features some of the biggest names in blues music, as well as up-and-coming artists from around the world. Get ready to dance the night away to the soulful sounds of blues legends like Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, and John Lee Hooker.

If you’re looking for more classical music, May 4th is the date you should mark in your calendar. This is National Hug a Musician Day, which encourages people to show appreciation for musicians and the role they play in our society. Attend a local concert or show, offer a tip to a busker playing on the street, or simply take a moment to listen to an artist’s performance.

In addition to music, May also offers plenty of opportunities to take in some high-quality theater. One of the most anticipated theater productions this month is the Broadway revival of My Fair Lady, which is set to open on May 3rd. This timeless classic has been adored by audiences for decades and features iconic songs like “I Could Have Danced All Night” and “The Rain in Spain.” If you’re looking for a night of stunning sets and beautiful costumes, don’t miss this show.

On May 4th, the 144th Kentucky Derby takes place! “The most exciting two minutes in sports” is the highlight of the horse racing calendar, and is an event that draws crowds from all over the country. Whether you’re a die-hard racing fan or just looking for a fun way to spend the day, the Derby is always an exciting event to enjoy with friends and family.

Finally, May is also National Barbecue Month, which means it’s time to get outside and light up the grill! Have a cookout with your family and friends or attend a food festival in your area to try different types of barbecued meats, sauces, and sides. Some of the best festivals taking place this month include the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest (May 16th-18th), the Brooklyn BBQ Blowout (May 11th), and the Houston Barbecue Festival (May 19th).

In conclusion, May is a month filled with a wide range of events and entertainment options for the 55+ community. From music and theater to food festivals and cultural celebrations, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy this month. So mark your calendars, grab your friends and family, and get ready to have a blast!