Bang Your Head. Feeling a bit bored, perhaps tired and listless in your midweek drudgery? Try getting your blood rushing and fists pumping as August Burns Red performs with Of Mice and Men, The Color Morale, and The Overseer at Cain's Ballroom, 423 S. Main St. Works every time.
Scare and Share. Why wait 'till the end of October to be willingly scared out of your wits? Bring a friend, or two, or five, to The Castle of Muskogee Halloween Fest which opens Sept. 28. This regional favorite is open Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 27 at 3400 W. Fern Mountain Rd., Muskogee, and is likely to elicit squeals of terror and delight even from the most cynical of dull conscience.
Do It Yourself. Get to know the best of Tulsa's artists, artisans, craftsmakers, designers and more at the Indie Emporium. Shop, browse, bid, eat, drink, hang out, at this hip handspun amalgam, held this year at Living Arts of Tulsa, 307 E. Brady St. Visit indeemporium.com for more information.
Hot Patooties. What can you say about The Rocky Horror Show, except that once you make your appointment with Dr. Frank-N-Furter, your ailments will at least take on a very different character. Relax to the sweet sounds of "Damn It Janet," "Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me," and more, 2pm at the Tulsa Convention Center, 100 Civic Center. Visit tulsaprojecttheatre.com for more information.
Show and Tell. This week is your last chance this year to take a drive east to Park Hill for the annual Cherokee Homecoming Art Show and Sale, featuring both traditional and contemporary Cherokee art, including craft jewelry, pottery, sculpture, paintings and other media. Sponsored by Cherokee Nation Businesses, the show is open 9am-5pm at the Cherokee Heritage Center, 21192 S. Keeler Dr., Park Hill. For more information visit cherokeeheritage.org
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Large and In Charge. Somebody -- hell, everybody -- is going to get hurt in this sweat-flying, blood-spilling, low-down-and-dirty struggle for world dominance, the WWE SmackDown. World Heavyweight Champion SHEAMUS will defend his title against "The Mexican Aristocrat" Alberto Del Rio, and "Mr. Money in the Bank" Dolph Ziggler is looking to cash some checks against The Big Show, "The Viper" Randy Orton, and others too damn awesome to name. Will the BOK Center survive? Find out. 200 S. Denver Ave., 7pm.
Old Meets New. See director Jake Schreier's film Robot and Frank this week at the Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis Ave. When Frank, an aging jewel thief, begins to become too much for his grown children to handle, he's given a robot in the hope it will keep him occupied. The plan works, but not in the way the kid's had hoped.
Foreign Affairs. Spanning several eras and styles of the French, and French-inspired, musical landscape, Tulsa Camerata's French Connections will feature works by Debussey, Couperin, Takemitsu and Ferrenc. Opening with Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, the evening will continue with Couperin's Le Parnasse, ou L'apotheose de Corelli, before branching out with Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu's Between Tides, and returning to France with Farrenc's Piano Quintet No. 1. 7pm at the Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S Rockford Rd.
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