Wait No More. The Great Pumpkin is coming, and surely must be making a stop at Pumpkin Town, where there's a five-acre maze, lots of kid-friendly events, and of course, pumpkins for the carving. Seven days a week: pumpkintownok.com
His Would Be Miranda Okie half of The Voice's bromance Blake Shelton comes to the BOK Center tonight at 7:30pm for one night only. Expect fun tunes, good times, and maybe more on his feud with those jackwagons from Westboro.
Screaming Down Hills. If there's a granddaddy of extreme sports, it might be the soapbox derby. Head out to Sand Springs for the Sixth Annual Great Sand Springs Downhill Soapbox Derby Race. And it's not too late to sign up to participate, either, although if your car isn't built yet, you might be screwed. Either way, make for Broadway and Main Street, and you probably can't miss it. First race at 9am.
5,000 Years of Culture Yields Good Food. Well, Israelites wandered in the desert for 40 years, so they had to come up with some cooking techniques that would keep manna from getting boring. Now, the 20th Annual ShalomFest from noon-5pm at Temple Israel shows off some of that great food, along with music and a day of free fun--including an obstacle course, face painting, and Israeli folk dancing. L'Chaim!
Weekly Chance at Fitness. The Guthrie Green does a lot of nice things. One of them is provide you with free exercise classes in the evenings, and this Monday is no different. You're probably regretting something you ate or drank over the weekend, so get out for Fitness on the Green. Monday is Tai Chi day, so bring some water and a towel, because apparently, tai chi makes you thirsty and then in need of drying off. Whatever it is, it starts at 5:30pm.
The First Rule of... Oh, Nevermind. The Fight Club author comes to town for a fittingly odd book signing event: Chuck Palahniuk's Pajama Party for Adults in the recently-closed-for-renovation Central Library. Palahniuk will be there signing copies of his newest work, Doomed, alongside authors Monica Drake and Chelsea Cain. Get your copy of Doomed (required for admission) beforehand at Barnes and Noble, at Southroads Shopping Center where you'll also get two wristbands for admission. Or, buy the book at the library the evening of the event. Doors open at 6pm. Along with pjs, that's all you need for this.
Desperados? Don Henley and friends are actually still alive and playing concerts. Did you know that? That's right, The Eagles take a break from fossilizing the airwaves to make a stop at the BOK Center tonight at 8pm. Expensive and a-little-less-expensive seats are still available!
Oktoberfest Is Wunderbahr! The Bartlesville Community Center will be transformed into a little German village with mounds of German heart-healthy foods and people in liederhosen as Oktoberfest Bartlesville starts pouring into mugs this today in Bartlesville. Oh, and beer! The best beer the world has to offer! Visit Germany without your passport this Thursday from 6-1pm. Tickets start at $50 for individuals and $350 for a group of eight. They include an endless buffet line and three drink tickets.
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