Where to be on All Hallows’ Eve
The Castle of Muskogee’s Haunted Castle Halloween Festival features several attractions ranging from kid-friendly to downright terrifying. Fridays and Saturdays through October, free admission, attraction prices vary
Circle Cinema will screen several spooky films, including the punky Eyeslicer Halloween Special (10/18, $10) and National Theatre Live’s broadcast of “Frankenstein,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch on 10/22 and Jonny Lee Miller on 10/29 ($16–$17). Circle will also screen a pair of spooky silent films with scores performed live in the theater. Brian Haas of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey will provide a score for 1922’s “Nosferatu” (10/20, $12), and Austin’s The Invincible Czars will accompany 1925’s “The Phantom of the Opera” (10/28, $12).
For an evening of blood-soaked high art, Tulsa Ballet presents Ben Stevenson’s “Dracula” for the first time since 2012. 10/25–28, $25–$105, Tulsa Performing Arts Center
For Philbrook’s final Films on the Lawn screening of the season, the museum will host a freaky double-feature of “Labyrinth” and “The Shining.” 10/26, 6 p.m., $6–$15
O’Brien Park will host a Flashlight Candy Hunt. 10/26, 7–8:30 p.m.
Brookside’s 28th annual BooHaHa will feature a parade and six kids’ zones with costume contests, activities, candy, and more at Brookside Library, City Veterinary Hospital of Tulsa, Brookside Collective, and other locations. 10/27, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Head to Vinita for the fourth annual Route 66 Punkin Chunkin’ Festival, in which teams launch pumpkins into the air with air cannons, catapults, and trebuchets. 10/27, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., $5
Tulsa Zoo’s HallowZOOeen is a spooky, but not-too-scary event for families, featuring a royal castle, pirate island, haunted train, “Scary-Go-Round,” and more. 10/27–31, $8–$9
Trick-Or-Treat with the fishes at Oklahoma Aquarium’s HallowMarine, which will feature games, costume contests, and more. 10/27–31, $8–$14
Guthrie Green will host its annual Ghouls on the Green event, which will feature costume contests for kids, adults, and pets, a “Thriller” dance class, a performance by Alaska and Madi, and more. 10/28, 2:30–5:30 p.m.
Magic City Books will host author Laura Van den Berg for a special Halloween-week discussion of her story of psychological reflection and metaphysical mystery, “The Third Hotel.” 10/29, 7–8 p.m.
Tulsa Spirit Tours will host several events leading up to All Hallows Eve, including Haunted Tulsa Bus Tours, the Ghosts, Girls & Gunslingers Walking Tour, and overnight events at a local haunted theater.
Not for Kids
The firefighters of Tulsa Metro Women on Fire will host and judge a costume contest at Dead Armadillo Brewery with live music by Seven Feathers. 10/26, 6–11 p.m.
For its monthly Gilcrease After Hours event, the museum will hold a Spooky Cocktail Party, featuring live music, magicians, themed cocktails, and mysteries that will unfold over the course of the evening. 10/26, 7–9 p.m.
Sip, celebrate, and support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at Corks + Kegs, a Halloween-themed wine and beer tasting gala. 10/26, 7–11 p.m., Cain’s Ballroom, $100
Inner Circle Vodka Bar will feature special themed drinks and Fall infusions. 10/26, 10 p.m.–1 a.m.
The 10th annual Spider Ball features a costume contest with a $1000 prize and different themes and music in three connected clubs: Enso Bar, IDL Ballroom, and The Unicorn Club. 10/27, 9 p.m.–2 a.m., $15-$25
The End Is Near is Mary Fencl Events’ 10th annual bash at The Venue Shrine. The costume contest grand prize at this apocalyptic party is a custom bug out bag. 10/27, 9 p.m.–2 a.m., $5
The Starlite hosts Halloween Horror, a costumed dance party with DJs Robbo, Lynn K, and Xylo. 10/27
Shanel Sterling will host the two-night Halloween Bash at Club Majestic, which will feature costume contests and music by DJ Fenix FX. 10/27 (21+), 10/28 (18+)
Josey Records Halloween Bash will feature a costume contest, refreshments, and music from Tom Boil, Will Hargus, and Tight Rope. 10/20
Barkingham Palace will host its fifth Zombie Prom, featuring Søaker and friends playing the music of Black Flag, as well as The Big News, The Shame, and more. 10/20
Black Mold Halloween Bash will feature cover sets including Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers by Acid Queen, Hüsker Dü by Plastic Psalms, The Yardbirds by Norman’s Psychotic Reaction, and more over two nights at Colorfeed A/V. 10/26–27
The Floozies return for their annual Halloween show at Cain’s Ballroom with Famingosis and Recess. 10/27, $23-$38
Local groovesters Count Tutu will host a Halloween Throwdown at Blackbird on Pearl. 10/27
Tulsa bands will reanimate the corpse of Nu-Metal on Halloween at The Vanguard. Lineup includes a System of a Down tribute featuring Mr. Burns, a Rage Against the Machine tribute featuring Mike Dee, and a fully-costumed Slipknot tribute featuring members of Lizard Police, Constant Peril, and Blind Oath. 10/31, The Vanguard, $10
Lyrical Smoke will host a costume party with a $50 grand prize and performances by DismondJ, Duutch, GxThree, Adam The God, and more at Soundpony. 10/31
DJ Moody will spin spooky tunes accompanied on live drums by David Teegarden at The Max Retropub. 10/31
Z104.5 The Edge hosts Halloween Haunt at Cain’s Ballroom with The Struts, Meg Myers , Albert Hammond Jr., and Thunderpussy. 10/31, $27-$42
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