Weekly Events Calendar, October 25-31, 2021
Published October 2021
By Greg Elwell | 6 min read
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.
Log on to the National Weather Festival and be a weather hero, like these meteorological students from OU. Photo courtesy University of Oklahoma College of Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences
An Ill Wind Blows
Ghouls? Goblins? The ghosts of those dogs from Where the Red Fern Grows? No, Oklahomans know that the scariest thing in our state is the weather, which has all the murderous rage of a serial killer, but can’t be arrested no matter the death count. Learn more about this phantom menace during the mostly virtual National Weather Festival put on by the University of Oklahoma’s College of Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences. Tour the Oklahoma Mesonet Lab, learn how air quality is measured, take an online storm-spotter training, and much more. Those in the Norman area can even attend the only in-person event of the festival, an outdoor double feature of Coco and Twister. October 25-30. Admission, Free. ou.edu
Watch as the fan blades draw ever closer to chopping a young boy into pieces. Gasp at the body horror of a girl transforming into a blueberry. Tremble at the idea of four grandparents sharing the same bed. Yes, just in time for Halloween, it’s the spookiest show you didn’t know was spooky: OKC Broadway Presents: Roald Dahl’s Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. The Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City transforms into the Wonka Factory as audiences watch the story of a young man who just wanted some chocolate for his birthday. October 26-31. Tickets, $38-$113. okcbroadway.com/charlie
At Scare off the Square in Okmulgee, kids 12 and under get a drive-thru Halloween experience will all of the sugar and none of the frights.
The Shape of Fear
Though it sounds like a mini-challenge in a Wario game, Okmulgee’s Scare off the Square is actually a trick-or-treat event for kids aged 12 and younger and not an electronic competition to make a square flee in terror. Little ones will find the Claude Cox Omniplex a safe and fun place to show off their Halloween duds while trying to get just enough sugar in their systems that they won’t sleep until December. October 29. Admission, Free. okmulgeemainstreet.com
Walking with the Dead
Suburban ghost stories are always about an old neighbor who wanderers the streets at night, searching for his lost fro-yo punch card so that he can enjoy a low-fat dessert from beyond the grave. Enjoy something a bit more hair-raising at the Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum with the Pawnee Bill Ghost Stories Candlelight Tours. For two nights, guides will take guests on outdoor tours to tell creepy tales of Oklahoma’s past, including eerie happenings at the ranch. Tours leave every half hour and outdoor-ready clothing is suggested.October 29-30. Admission, $5. (918) 762-2513 or okhistory.org
Enjoy an eerie night of haunted history at the Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum for the Pawnee Bill Ghost Stories Candlelight Tours. Photo courtesy Oklahoma Historical Society
Tower of Terror
If ever there was a structure worth sticking around after life, it’s famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s lone skyscraper. Meet the guests who never left at the Price Tower Haunted Hotel, which provides spooky fun for all ages. The Fun House is wild, wacky, and surreal—perfect for younger guests. The Basement Haunt and the Haunted Hotel are for those ages 13 and older who are looking for a fright. Best of all, every shriek, scream, and dollar goes to the Price Tower Arts Center to fun live music, educational programs, and art experiences for the living. October 29-31. Tickets, $5-$30. pricetower.org
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