Weekly Events Calendar October 14-20

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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, Twit-ter, and Insta-gram at @oklahomatoday.

Visitors to Halloween Town in Shawnee can compete in a pumpkin-carving contest, dine at food trucks, and hop in a spooky picture booth.

Visitors to Halloween Town in Shawnee can compete in a pumpkin-carving contest, dine at food trucks, and hop in a spooky picture booth.

Halloween Town, OK

Things are getting spooky in Shawnee as Halloween Town comes to the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center. For one night only, the center will transform into a haunted hub with free indoor trick-or-treating all evening long. For those who prefer to work for their treats, prizes will be awarded to winners of the night’s pumpkin-carving competition and costume contest. Food trucks, inflatables, and a scary picture booth will make memories of Halloween Town last much longer than the candy collection it yields. October 14. Admission, Free. facebook.com

Factory of Facts

You know what they say: two Obscuras are better than one. Oklahoma City’s Factory Obscura will host Atlas Obscura: The Gameshow! to celebrate the release of Atlas Obscura: 2nd Edition. The unconventional travel guide highlights the world’s most mysterious and bizarre spots, making the otherworldly Factory Obscura an ideal venue for such an event. Costumes are encouraged for interactive trivia participants and several unique prizes are at stake. Come for the possibility of prizes, but be prepared to get sucked into the experience. October 15. Tickets, $25.
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Factory Osbcura hosts Atlas Obscura: The Gameshow! this week. Photo by Todd E. Clark.

Factory Osbcura hosts Atlas Obscura: The Gameshow! this week. Photo by Todd E. Clark.

Tunnels of Fun in Tulsa

Travel through Tulsa’s elaborate underbelly with the Architecture Underground Tour. The walking tour features stops in art deco-style buildings erected during the city’s oil boom during the early 20th century as well as a close look at the city’s underground tunnels. Learn about Tulsa’s hidden history as you experience it firsthand, dodging the evening traffic with the help of some very exclusive shortcuts. October 16. Admission, $5. eventbrite.com

Ada Goes ‘80s

It will be roughly sixty years before the '80s are upon us again, but Ada’s Grandview Theater is hoping to speed things along. Bring Back the ‘80s will transport partygoers back to the age of shoulder pads and power ballads for an electric evening. Conflict of Interest will provide the live entertainment, getting the kitsch factor amped up in time for the ‘80s-themed costume contest. Prize money will be awarded to the flock’s best-dressed seagull, but the cash bar will be open to both winners and losers all night long. **October 17. Admission, $5-$10. eventbank.com

Wil Rogers and Megan Montgomery perform in "Evil Dead: The Musical" at The Pollard Theatre in Guthrie. Photo by Joshua McGowen.

Wil Rogers and Megan Montgomery perform in "Evil Dead: The Musical" at The Pollard Theatre in Guthrie. Photo by Joshua McGowen.

A Gore-us Line

Turns out the key to survival in the event of a demon uprising might be show tunes. Evil Dead: The Musical brings new life—and very campy death—to Sam Raimi’s ‘80s horror classic in front of a live (adult) audience. Guthrie’s Pollard Theatre puts on the outrageously gory farce just in time for Halloween. Those who buy tickets in advance might be lucky enough to score seats in the “splatter zone.” It’s guaranteed to be a bloody good time. October 18-19. Tickets, $15-$30. thepollard.org

Ghosty from Muskogee

Muskogee’s rich history often overshadows its eerie lore, but the Muskogee Haunted History Tours will finally let the skeletons out of the closet. A ghostly walking tour through downtown Muskogee takes visitors to the town’s most-haunted hotspots. For those who prefer their paranormal activity to be a little less active, the Ft. Gibson "fright-seeing" bus tour is an equally creepy alternative. Attendees should bundle up, but no amount of layers will ward off the chills that await. October 19. Tickets, $15-$30. muskogeehauntedhistorytours.com

Canines in Costume

In Broken Arrow, Halloween has gone to the dogs. The whole furry family is invited to Bark N the Dark at Bouse Fur House, where the tricks and dog treats will be in abundance. Games, trunk or treat, and a costume contest will be open to all in attendance; for the pups whose costumes do not require a leash, a free-rein dog park will provide them ample space to strut their stuff. Humans dressed as dogs will not be allowed to compete in the contest, but their cleverness should be applauded. October 20. Admission, Free. facebook.com

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