All Together Now. Back for three days of movie magic, the United Film Festival at Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis Ave., features new, cutting edge, independent feature, documentary and short films. Since 2002, this Tulsa-born festival, founded by Jason Connell, has spread to include annual legs in L.A., New York, London, San Francisco and Chicago. Visit theunitedfest.com for more information. Popcorn optional.
Fire and Meat. Come hungry Friday night and Saturday to the Chillin & Grillin festival in Sand Springs, centered around a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned Bar-B-Q competition. Ryan Reid and the Wanda Watson Band play from 5:30-10pm, and the kids will enjoy the special Kids' Zone. River City Park, 2500 S. River City Park Rd., Sand Springs. Visit chillinandgrillin.us for more information.
Move It. Want to know who are the latest emerging Oklahoma artists under 30? Momentum: Art Doesn't Stand Still will feature the work of the up-and-comers in a variety of media, including performance art, film, and 2D and 3D visual art, all in pieces completed within the last two years. Sponsored by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition and hosted by Living Arts, 307 E. Brady St. 8pm-midninght.
Native Skill. 150 Native American artists, including Cherokee national treasure Roger Cain and artists from 47 tribes, converge on the metro October 13 and 14 for the Cherokee Art Market, held in the Sequoyah Grand Ballroom of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 777 W. Cherokee St., Catoosa. Exhibitions, symposiums and various cultural entertainments will showcase the best of the Native voice.
Get Your Gourd. Those who suffer from a fear of cultivars, or the color orange, be aware that Pumpkin Town, on the corner of 81st Street & Mingo Road, has amassed one of the largest groupings of such objects in the history of man and womankind. Pumpkins, squashes, gourds and everything you need to make your shack look like it's really fall can be found here -- plus there's lots of fun stuff like pony and tractor train rides for the kids. 10am-7pm, plus special weekend hours. Visit pumpkintownok.com for more information.
In Full Stereo. Oh, Norah. Leaving broken hearts of all sizes in her trail, plus great admirers of a great artist, Norah Jones hits the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady St., at 8pm, with the doors opening at 7pm. Hear all the hits, plus selections from her new album, Little Broken Hearts, produced and co-written by Danger Mouse.
Altered Reality. Inspired by a true Tulsa story of creepy people doing creepy things back in the '40s, The Hex House, 8314 E. 71st St. is an "extreme haunted attraction" not meant for the kiddies. Bringing the participant entertainment, perhaps catharsis, and a mess of Halloween vibe, many visitors run out crying and wetting themselves, then go back for more. Go figure.
To Your Health. It's not really Fall until the Chicken Dance begins -- at least that's what they say at the Tulsa Oktoberfest, which begins October 18 at River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave. Truly one of the best festivals in the nation, including everything festivals include, but especially all kinds of good German food, music, beer and stuff you can't find anywhere else. Visit tulsaoktoberfest.org for more information.
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