Flush Left Text. He's a master New York storyteller and prose stylist, one of the talented few to win a MacArthur "genius grant." Find out what inspired Jonathan Lethem to explore the family lives of political radicals in his latest novel, Dissident Gardens, when he visits Congregation B'nai Emunah in a talk presented by Booksmart Tulsa. Hint: there's some interesting family history involved. At 7pm.
You'll Think Of Him. There's not much Keith Urban can't do. He's been wowing country audiences for more than 15 years now. The singer, songwriter and stellar guitarist brings his crossover country sound to the BOK Center, with Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch. At 7pm; tickets start at $41.50.
Lace'em Up. Fitness and fun enthusiasts began lining up in 1978 to take part in the Tulsa Run, the city's most long-standing footrace. The now iconic event starts downtown at S. Boulder Avenue near W. 6th Street, with various course lengths to suit elite and novice runners, as well as wheelchair athletes. This year, it supports the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. First race at 8:25am; sign up information at tulsarun.com.
The Halloween Theme. A family-friendly street party is how to best describe the Boo HaHa Parade & Festival, with thousands expected to attend the event on S. Peoria Avenue in Brookside. See a cavalcade of fun floats and dressed-up pets pass by in this annual salute to candy and costumes. Parade at 3pm.
Drawing a Crowd. Parisians no doubt oohed and aahed when viewing one of the very first animated movies at a special museum event on this date in 1892. Fast forward to today and check out the special Animation exhibit at the Tulsa Children's Museum Discovery Lab. It's International Animation Day, and celebrate with this interactive exploration of the animation process. From 9:30am-5:30pm; admission $5. Exhibit ongoing through December.
Reflecting and Moving Forward. As the recent controversy regarding the renaming of Brady Street showed, the racially-motivated violence from the 1920s continues to cast a long shadow over this city. But what can be done about it? Hear local author Hannibal Johnson lead a discussion about Moving Beyond the Race Riots at Greenwood Cultural Center, an event organized by Tulsa's Young Professionals. Must RSVP at TYPros.eventbrite.com. At 6pm.
Suspenseful Laughs. A thriller about a desperate Broadway writer takes plenty of comedic twists and turns in Deathtrap, a production of Tulsa Project Theatre. Ambition becomes dangerous -- but not necessarily serious in this wickedly fun play at the Tulsa PAC. At 7:30pm; tickets $20. Other performances Oct. 25-27, Oct. 31-Nov. 3.
Wild Night. Enjoy a perfect family outing with HallowZOOeen at the Tulsa Zoo. Carnival-style games, plenty of treats and a special Pirate Island promise to make for a spooky but safe adventure. Come in costume, with the fun running from 6:30-8:30pm. Tickets $8. Also Oct. 27-30.
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