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Life under the sea, spycraft, autumn reads, dressed-up dachshunds, and tunes from The Purple One in this Events Blog.
Published October 17, 2018
Roll Out the Red Carpet
Why sleep under the stars when you can sleep under the sharks? At the Oklahoma Aquarium sleepover ZZZs in the Seas, campers will get to see their favorite underwater creatures in a unique, after-hours light. Roll out your sleeping bag in the immersive (but dry) shark tunnel or on Sea Turtle Island. Work your way through a scavenger hunt and flashlight tour before cozying up for a movie. Parents and kids will love this chance to slumber in the seas.
When: Friday, October 19
Where: Oklahoma Aquarium, 300 Aquarium Drive in Jenks
How Much: $45
Learn More: okaquarium.org
Spying for a Good Cause
Step into the smoky, treacherous spy world of the 1960s built into the Sandy Bell Gallery for Silver Soirée: A Party To Spy For. Secrets, murders, and clues will entertain you while the price of the ticket supports a good cause: The fundraiser will help the museum upgrade its accessibility by adding assistive listening devices and new wheelchairs.
When: 7 p.m. Friday, October 19
Where: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm Avenue in Norman
How Much: $75-$100
Learn More: (405) 325-3272 or ou.edu/fjjma
Calling All Bookworms
When the north winds blow and darkness creeps earlier into the day, books start to call you to snuggle up with them. The first ever Oklahoma Book Festival is the perfect way to kick off your fall reading. The festival will host more than fifty authors, illustrators, and poets discussing and presenting their works. Davin Grann, author of New York Times bestseller Killers of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of The FBI will be in attendance with his book about the Oklahoma murders of wealthy Osage for their oil-rich land. Sam Anderson will be in attendance with his award-winning book Boom Town, a fascinating history of Oklahoma City. With young adult authors and plenty of selection, everyone is sure to find a new fall read.
When: Saturday, October 20
Where: OKC Boathouse District south of downtown
How Much: Free
Take Me With U
Dust off your raspberry beret and adorn yourself in head-to-toe purple— Prince lives! Though the Purple One is in his final resting place, his music will come to life at 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince. The full symphony is accompanied by a live band and the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra to perform hits and hidden gems curated and arranged by Prince superfan Questlove. The combination makes for a spooky resurrection spurred on by videos of performances, interviews, and handwritten lyrics from the Prince estate.
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 20
Where: Cox Business Center, 100 Civic Center in Tulsa
How Much: $17-$86
Learn More: (800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com
Dressed Up Doggies
Even those whose feet are firmly planted in the ‘animals shouldn’t wear clothes’ camp will have a hard time not cracking a smile at a pug dressed as Ms. Piggy. Oklahomans will find a procession of weiner dogs wrapped in buns, pirate poodles, ballerina bulldogs and more at this year’s Spooky Pooch Parade. Sign up your pup for just $10-$12 to compete for a prize, or bring the family and cheer for your favorite four-legged friend.
When: 2 p.m. Sunday, October 21
Where: Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 West Reno Avenue in Oklahoma City
How Much: Free
Learn More: (405) 445-7080 or oklahomacitybotanicalgardens.com