Weekly Events Calendar, November 1-7, 2021

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Each week, Oklahoma Today staffers comb through their calendars to find a handful of great events happening across the state. Get out! See Oklahoma! And be sure to let us know what you find, either here or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @oklahomatoday.

Claremore's Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival is a chance to introduce Oklahoma's next big film stars.

Claremore's Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival is a chance to introduce Oklahoma's next big film stars.

Where There’s a Will…

Will Rogers is practically a saint in the eyes of many Oklahomans, but not everyone remembers why. Claremore’s Will Roger Motion Picture Festival aims to remind Okies that the roping, riding, monologuing, newspaper-writing polymath was also one of the most sought-after film stars of his day by helping up-and-coming filmmakers gain an audience. Both online and in-person, this four-day event includes free film screenings and panel discussions, as well as the Dog Iron Awards ceremony. November 3-6. Admission, Free-$20. dogirons.com

Chamber Champs

The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater is a pretty large space, so it’s both charming and a little silly for them to host the fourth annual Chamber Music Festival. It’s not that it won’t be amazing, it’s just...chamber music was designed for a few instruments in a smaller space. That said, guests for any of the three nights—the first is an on-stage party with music, while the next two nights are more straightforward concerts—can experience the McKnight Center’s unparalleled acoustics to really get the most out of the smaller ensembles. November 4, 5, & 7. Tickets, $25-$250. mcknightcenter.org

There's more to Dia de los Muertos than sugar skulls. Visit Tulsa's Dia de los Muertos Arts Festival this weekend to learn about this familial holiday.

There's more to Dia de los Muertos than sugar skulls. Visit Tulsa's Dia de los Muertos Arts Festival this weekend to learn about this familial holiday.

Dead and Loving It

Halloween is for spooky ghosts, but Dia de los Muertos is a celebration of family ghosts. Visit Guthrie Green and Living Arts of Tulsa for the Dia de los Muertos Arts Festival to learn more about this holiday and enjoy local vendors, live music, and food trucks. Come early if you want to snag a free art kit and take part in activity stations hosted by Gilcrease Museum. November 5. Admission, Free. livingarts.org/2018/10/30/day-of-the-dead

Feeling Buff?

Relive some American history and appreciate some Oklahoma present in Pawhuska during Old West Buffalo Days. Three different ticketed events will give visitors three very different experiences. The Buffalo Rendezvous includes a chili cook off and a buffalo chip throwing contest; Buffalo Adventure Dinner Theater features the bison herd and some costumed reenactors as Teddy Roosevelt, Charles Goodnight, and Wyatt Earp; and the Black Tie Buffalo Gala includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres with the reenactors, live music, dancing, and an original short film about the story of the American buffalo. November 5 & 6. $5-$65. oldwestbuffalo.com/events/#buffalo-days

Old West Buffalo Days in Pawhuska are a fine time to reacquaint yourself with this majestic animals that has come to symbolize Oklahoma.

Old West Buffalo Days in Pawhuska are a fine time to reacquaint yourself with this majestic animals that has come to symbolize Oklahoma.

Talihina On My Mind

Oklahoma event organizers know better than anyone that trying to plan around the weather is futile, but no one has it harder than the Talihina Fall Foliage Festival, which relies on seasons changing at the right time to give visitors a colorful show. And while the timing is right this year for some gorgeous views, there are also plenty of events to keep guests occupied inside the Talihina Agriculture Barn. Food trailers and live music are almost guaranteed, but stop by the tea room serving homemade desserts for something new. There’s also a quilt show, a car show, and a kids zone with a petting zoo and games a-plenty. November 6. Admission, Free. talihinacc.com/event/fall-foliage-festival

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Written By
Greg Elwell

Web Editor Greg worked for newspapers, medical research organizations, and government institutions before he joined *Oklahoma Today*. He also is the publisher of the website I Ate Oklahoma.

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