True Terror. Cute pumpkin patches, adorable children dressed as Peter Pan and princesses and weak attempts at imitating Freddy and Jason. If this is the Halloween you're looking for, keep far away from the Hex House, 8314 E. 71st St. This is not a haunted house intended for children, instead it is the extreme, walk-through, get scared out of your mind, pee your pants kind of All Hallows Eve experience. Guests in the Hex House are submerged into an alternate reality and many come sprinting out in hopes of escaping the dark. Inspired by a true Tulsa story from 1944, the house is open from 7:30--11pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays during October. Guests are also welcome the last two Wednesdays of the month. Regular admission is $15. Visit tulsahexhouse.com for more information.
Wayward Woman. Tragic romance graces the stage of the Chapman Music Hall, 110 E. 2nd St., as the Tulsa Opera presents its 10th production of La Traviata since its inception in 1948. This heartbreaking masterpiece follows star-crossed lovers Violetta and Alfredo through a world of courtesans, lavish wealth and betrayal. Audiences are invited to take a seat and spend an evening in another time and place, where independence and true love aren't able to walk hand in hand. Ticket prices range from $10 to $98 and the fat lady sings at 7:30pm. Don't miss a moment of this tragic tale. Visit tulsaopera.com for more information.
Save the Twin. Sound the call. Lovers of Tulsa and all Okies at heart are beckoned to attend the Admiral Twin Drive-In Benefit Concert at the Admiral Twin Drive-In, 7355 E. Easton St. Sadly, the historic landmark and Tulsa's only still-standing drive-in theatre was lost in a tragic fire recently. Join in raising money for the rebuild and enjoy a star-studded musical line-up in the process. Coming out to show support is Caroline's Spine, Admiral Twin, The Red Alert and Grady Nichols to name a few. Like the Twin, this event caters to all, providing an inflatable kids zone and a display of classic cars. Advanced tickets are $10, at the door are $15, kids 5 and under are free and gates open at 11:30am.
Entertainers begin taking the stage at noon and the concert wraps up at 11pm. Visit savetheadmiraltwindrivein.com
for more information.
Tap and Scat. A piece of Tulsa's rich jazz history is brought to life by Brenda Johnson and the Jazz Rhapsody Trio as they take the stage at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E. 1st St. Come tap along with the bass, piano and drums as stellar musicians provide the melody that Johnson will scat and croon along with. Some songs are meant for a single voice and Johnson brings that sound to the microphone, often leaving jazz enthusiasts amazed. Get out and experience this beat at 5pm. General admission tickets available for $15 and front row table seating is $20. Visit okjazz.org for more information.
Carrying On. There is no need to go one more day belting 'How Am I Supposed To Live Without You,' wishing that Michael Bolton would magically appear in Tulsa. He's here. The Joint at Hard Rock Casino, 777 W. Cherokee St., Catoosa, hosts the tried and true performer for one night only. Highlighting his 18th studio album, One World One Love, Bolton's performance is sure to enthrall the lifers and entice the newbies. So don't miss this ultimate sing and sway-a-long opportunity. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the stage lights up at 8pm. Tickets are $30 or $40. Visit hardrockcasinotulsa.com for more information.
Harder to Breathe Indeed. Feeling their way through Tulsa, Maroon 5's Hands All Over tour is set to take the city captive. The BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, serves as the venue for Adam Levine and band to lure audiences into. Their latest album, a hybrid of rock, pop, funk and R&B, is thrilling fans and wrangling in newcomers worldwide. Opening for this Grammy winning quintet is One Republic and Ry Cummings. From beginning to end, this concert promises to be heart melting, hand shaking and jaw dropping. Doors open at 6:30pm, prepare to be seduced at 7:30pm. Depending on how far you're willing to get from the stage, tickets are $39.50, $49.50 and $59.50. Visit bokcenter.com for more information.
In Stitches. Bringing the audience to tears at the Loony Bin, 6808 S. Memorial Drive, is Tim Pulnick, the 'everyman' of comedy. Reminiscent of Dane Cook with punch lines, Pulnick brings energy and life to his physical style of comedy. Often a comedy club favorite, Pulnick connects to audience members, sharing his stories of angry moms, driving on ice and Victoria Secret. Go get stitched up Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm with encore performances Friday and Saturday at 10pm. Tickets for Wednesday and Thursday are $6 and Friday and Saturday are $10. Visit loonybincomedy.com for more information.
Time to Revolt. Revolution is making its way to Tulsa and taking over SpiritBank Event Center, 10441 S. Regal Blvd., with Miranda Lambert as the leader of the pack. Lambert's award winning year is showing no sign of slowing as her newest album, Revolution, thrills audiences across the country and aggressively wins over new fans in each city she visits. The no-holds-bar artist puts her whole heart and soul in her performances and has no fear as she boldly sings lyrics that could potentially shake up the masses and simultaneously strengthen the spirit. Opening for the rising country star is Eric Church and Josh Kelley. Doors open at 6:30pm and the kerosene sets aflame at 7:30pm. Ticket prices range from $28.75-44.75. Visit spiritbankeventcenter.com for more information.
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