Bier, Brats and Lederhosen. Finally, Oktoberfest has made its way back to Tulsa. Named one of the country's top 10 Oktoberfests, this year is bound to out-drink, out-eat and out-perform years past. Come out and compete to be the best bier barrel racer, cluck along with the chicken dance, get sick on the carnival rides or just enjoy the festivities while throwing back an authentic German cold one. Taking over River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave., Oktoberfest only lasts until October 24. Admission for adults is $6 and children 12 and under are free. Visit tulsaoktoberfest.org for more information.
Scary Prospects. A little scare for every soul, the Haunted Manor, 5681 S. Mingo Rd., houses seven attractions that might just cause hearts of steel to fail. Whatever your greatest fear may be -- it is time to face it. Walk through Cirque De Terror and stare that clown straight in the red bulb nose, or mosey through the Zombie Zoo and do your best to avoid the walking dead. Some of the younger goblins might be interested in exploring Mad Doctor's Looney Lab. Spooking Thursday, Friday and Saturday for the remainder of October, the gates creak at 7pm. Showing up for this scare spectacular will benefit the Oklahoma chapter of the National MS Society. To get scared for a good cause the cost is $12 or $10 for those under 10. Visit hauntedmanorproductions.com for more information.
Killin' 'Em. Three of America's funniest men come together at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, to get a few laughs and raise a few eyebrows. Come on now, this night is going to leave Tulsan's picking themselves up off the ground. Consider bringing a personal oxygen tank and join Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy as they glide and stumble through their good 'ol boy lives. Reminiscent of the original Blue Collar Comedy Tour, this award-winning trio takes the stage at 8pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
To get up-close and risk being the butt of a joke, tickets are $59.50. There are also safer seats available for $39.50 and $29.50. Visit bokcenter.com
for more information.
Fist Fans. Get knocked out by Five Finger Death Punch at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St. This cult favorite heavy metal band (hair, tattoos and all) is calling all knuckleheads to come and rock through their latest album, War is the Answer. Known for their hell-driven live shows, metal fans will not want to pass up this show. Opening for the Bulletproof artists is Mercy Street and Severmind. Step into the war zone at 7pm and bombs will be blazing by 8pm. Tickets are only $27 if the deployment is planned. All spontaneous warmongers will pay $29 at the door. Visit cainsballroom.com for more information.
C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E. Presented by the American Theatre Company, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee comes to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center at the John H. Williams Theatre, 110 E. 2nd St. This hilarious and Tony award-winning musical chronicles the innocence and awkwardness of six adolescents as they strive to make it through the final round of a local spelling showdown. Packed with humor, the bee participants soon learn that winning isn't everything and losing doesn't define a person. Be prepared for a little audience participation, as the spelling bee might be a few spellers short. The competition takes place Oct. 22-23 and 27-30 at 8pm and Oct 24 at 2pm. Tickets are $30. Visit tulsapac.com for more information.
Slick Ice & Slap Sticks. The puck flies as the Tulsa Oilers take on the Colorado Eagles at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver. Recently affiliated with the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL, Tulsa's Central Hockey League team has set up the season to be one worth watching. Join Coach Ramsay as he yells and cheers for his Oilers to send those Eagles squawking. The ice starts melting at 7:05pm. Depending on how close the action needs to be, tickets are $42, $32, $22, $17 or $12. Visit bokcenter.com for more information.
Good Ghosts. Tulsa's only destination that has Goblin Stops of candy, a Pumpkin Patch carnival-style playroom, a Haunted Train Ride and a haymaze. The Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum, 6421 E. 36th St. N., welcomes all ages to attend HallowZOOeen Wednesday through Sunday. Little buckaroos are invited to pillage with pirates on the American Airlines' Pirate Island or beautiful princesses can float their way through Walgreens Royal Castle. Fun for the whole family, this trick-or-treat event is sure to give a harmless little spook and a mouth full of cavities. General tickets for non-members are $7 and for members, admission is $6. Visit tulsazoo.org for more information.
Do the Time Warp. Dr. Frank N. Furter drags his way into the Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 777 W. Cherokee St., Catoosa and invites audiences to join the rest of the gang for The Rocky Horror Show. Presented by Tulsa Project Theatre, local artists join together to bring the madness to Tulsa. Time is fleeting and the show only runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7pm. This strange journey needs to be experienced by original Rocky lovers and younger, alike. Tickets are $35, $55 or $100 for VIP seats. Visit hardrockcasinotulsa.com for more information.
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