Monday, October 19, 2009

Halloween in Tulsa: For the Grown-Ups

No Kids Halloween

Don't we all agree it's about time for the second installment of the list of Halloween activities and events going on in Tulsa? I'm here to say, yes, yes we do. Let's get this show on the road.

This second list is for the grown-ups. You know who you are. From the hottest costume parties in town to the scariest, babysitter fee-worthy shows T-Town has to offer, here's the list among lists of ways to get your grown-up groove on this Halloween season.

Psycho Path Haunted Attraction
When: Oct. 22-24; 29-Halloween; 7-11pm
Where: 15157 E. 106th Street North in Sperry
The woods are shrouded by a blanket of fog. All you can see is the narrow path taking you deeper and deeper into the darkness, where creatures wait behind every twist and turn. Your blood suddenly runs cold - you've realized there's no turning back. The Psycho Path may be your only way home. Yikes! When there's a haunted path, a spooky ride-through and a haunted house, there's sure to be scares and screams for all. Tickets range $8-40; visit the Psycho Path site for details and ticket sales.

The Hex House
When: Oct. 22-24, 7:30pm; Oct. 28-30, 7:30pm; Halloween, 7pm
Where: Southeast corner of 71st and Memorial, next to Incredible Pizza
Hex House claims to be Tulsa's only extreme haunted attraction. One thing's for sure: It's not for children. Not for the faint of heart, Hex House promises to stupefy and terrify.

Halloween Glassblowing
When: Anytime during October
Where: Tulsa Glassblowing, 19 E. Brady
For the low, low price of $45, anyone aged 12 and older can walk right in to Tulsa Glassblowing on Brady and whip themselves up a good lookin' glass pumpkin or witch ball. The possibilities, they are endless - and spooky, too.

Scream Country Haunted Forest
When: Oct. 23-24; 30-Halloween, 7:30-11pm
Where: Deep in the woods of Drumright
Located deep in the woods, haunting more than 40 acres of dark, twisting forest, Scream Country will be scaring the pants off Oklahomans for the 12 year in a row in 2009. See the haunted forest, the haunted house (a.k.a. Dead Block, the world's first maximum security zombie prison) and the corn mayhem, all with one ticket. Admission is $18, or skip the line and pay $35 for a scream pass.

Vampire Prom Nite Murder Mystery
When: Oct. 24, 7pm; Oct. 31, 7pm
Where: Whispering Vines Vineyard & Winery, 7374 W. 51st Street
Solve the murder and win a bottle of award-winning, Oklahoma-grown wine, not to mention bragging rights. These three-hour shows sold out last year, so get your tickets now. Tickets are $59.95 and includes dinner, the show, tax and tip.

Runners World Halloween Party
When: Oct. 29, 5:30pm
Where: 4329 S. Peoria Ave.
Check out this costumed run through Brookside, then compete in the costume contest. Don't forget to chow down on the scary snacks and drinks.

Nightmare on Yale Street
When: Oct. 29, 5pm
Where: Kingspointe Village, 61st and Yale
Bring the family for a Halloween tradition of food, drinks and prizes for best costumes. Join in on the trick-or-treating at 5pm. Then, get set for a fun run and walk at 6. Proceeds benefit LIFE Senior Services.

Tulsa Ballet's Dracula
When: Oct. 29-Halloween at 8pm; Nov. 1 at 3pm
Where: Tulsa Performing Arts Center (Check out that link for a video preview of this ballet)
Lavish sets, haunting music and ghostly lighting ignite the spirit of evil in this theatrical ballet, Dracula. As if we needed an excuse to travel back to 19th century Transylvania, the Tulsa Ballet is offering Tulsans the scenic route. Music will be by Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. Tickets range $20-$70.

The Seven Deadly Sins: An Evening of Sinfully Fun Poetry
When: Oct. 30, 8pm
Where: Living ArtSpace, 307 E. Brady
Living Arts invites you to the Brady District this Hallows' Eve for a sinful night of wayward poetry from Tulsa's best wordsmiths: Tony Brinkley, Mia Wright, Confidence Omenai, Tony Henley and others. Wear a costume portraying the sin of your choice, and don't forget to stick around a performance by the Portico Dans Dance Troupe.

NEW! Halloween Party for Adults at The Canebrake
When: Oct. 30, 7pm
Where: The Canebrake, 33241 E. 732nd Road in Wagoner
The Canebrake is here this Halloween to prove this holiday isn't just for kids? Grab your friends and (adult) loved ones and head to Wagoner county for some grown-up time, complete with music and door prizes. And hey, just because you're a grown up doesn't mean you don't get to don a killer costume. A $5 admission donation goes to Wagoner Animal Guardian Society.

New! Vincent Price Double Feature
When: Friday, 8:30pm
Where: Gardner's Used Books & Music, 4421 S. Mingo Road
Spook yourself with two classics: House on Haunted Hill, the 1959 film starring Price as the shadowy character who offers five strangers $10,000 if they can stay a whole night in a house with a reputation for murder; and The Last Man on Earth (1964), in which Price plays Dr. Morgan, the only survivor of a world-wild plague of the undead. The showings are free, but get around early – seating is limited. Don't forget to dress up for the costume contest.

Prick or Ink Tattoo Festival
When: Oct. 30-Nov. 1
Where: SpiritBank Event Center
A temporary tatt just not going to cut it this Halloween? Check out tattoo artists, live tattoo competitions and live music all All Hallows' Eve weekend long in Bixby. Look also for the daily performances by the mind-boggling antics of The Lucky Daredevil Thrill Show. A single day pass is $25, or get the three-day pass for $50.

Brady Fall Arts Festival
When: Halloween, 10am-6pm
Where: Brady Outdoor Stage, 300 N. Main
Think you can handle 50 local artists? How about enough food and music to make you scream? It's all at Brady Fall Arts Festival all day on All Hallows' Eve. Presented by Local Art Matters.

TU Homecoming Game at SMU
When: Halloween, 1pm
Where: H.A. Chapman Stadium
TU's homecoming and Halloween collide this year, and the result promises to be so much fun, it's scary. Join in the tailgating festivities on Chapman Commons, complete with trick-or-treating, food and music, and cheer on the home team as it takes on the Mustangs from University Park, Texas.

NEW! Arsenic and Old Lace
When: Halloween, 1pm
Where: Philbrook Museum, 2727 S. Rockford Road
In this madcap romp starring Cary Grant, Mortimer Brewster, a mild-mannered drama critic, learns on Halloween that his two kindly and loveable aunts have been poisoning people with elderberry wine. Corpses can turn up in the most unusual places in Brooklyn.

NEW! Have a Spicy Halloween
When: Halloween, 4-10pm
Where: Elote Cafe & Catering, Fifth and Boston
It's no secret that Elote is one of the hottest, spiciest places to dine in downtown Tulsa and this Halloween, nothing's changed. Head to the little Fresh-Mex cafe at Fifth and Boston for a costume contest complete with prizes, along with a spooky-delicious adult beverage. Yum.

Grown-Up Trick or Treat
When: Halloween, 6-8pm
Where: Brady Outdoor Stage, 300 N. Main
If you think your costume has what it takes to get the treats and leave the tricks, hit up the Brady Merchants Association at the Grown-Up Trick or Treat this Halloween. The fun kicks off just at sundown.

New! A PlayDate Halloween
When: Halloween, 8pm
Where: Allen Chapman Activity Center at University of Tulsa, 800 S. Tucker Drive
What is Play Date? It's an alternative to the typical night out, that's what. On the agenda: Drinks, food, music, Hungry Hungry Hippos and Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots. After all, and as the saying goes, you don't stop playing because you get old; you get old because you stop playing. Pay $10 to get through the door, and don't forget to wear that titillating costume.

A Rocky (Horror) Halloween
When: Halloween, 8-10pm
Where: Brady Outdoor Stage, 300 N. Main
This Halloween celebration promises to be a day of art, entertainment and ridiculous partying. Check out the Halloween Musical Extravaganza by Crossland, voted best party cover band in this year's Absolute Best of Tulsa Music Awards. Then, stay tuned for a screening of The Rocky Horror Show. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the gate. $100 will buy a VIP package, which includes stage-front seating, a Props Pack full of everything you'll need to participate in The Rocky Horror Show) and admission to the late night VIP cast party.

35th Annual Freakers Ball
When: Halloween, doors at 7pm
Where: Cain's Ballroom
Back in '74, a group of folks wanted to put together a wild night of costumes and music. Good thing for you that they're still partying down at Cain's Ballroom 35 years later, making the Freakers Ball the longest running costume contest in the state. Need more convincing? Nearly two dozen local acts will be rocking the monster mash. Tickets are $10 at the door, $9 in advance.

New! Halloween Ball
When: Halloween, 8pm
Where: The Marquee, 222 N. Main Street
There will be plenty of music to be had at this little Halloween shindig, that's for sure - no less than six deejays will be rocking the house at The Marquee Saturday night until 2 am. Look also for a costume contest, giveaways and cash prizes. Admission is $5 with a costume, $7 without, and anyone with a Freakers Ball ticket stub gets a discount on the door price, too.

Dia de los Muertos Arts Festival
When: Nov. 1
Where: Living Arts of Tulsa, 307 E. Brady
Celebrate life, cultural diversity and family all at the same time at this arts party. Admission is $5, and kids 12 and under get in free.

All Hallows Hangover
When: Nov. 1, 8pm
Where: Rose Bowl Event Center, 7419 E. 11th Street
See My Solstice, Congress of a Crow and TRANNY. General admission tickets are $10, or $12.25 at the door.


TulsaTourist said...

wow, I thought your first list was all three combined!!! And here I thought I had a long list going! Thanks for posting, can't wait for the next list! :)

Steve Cluck said...

Don't forget the Spider Ball at Enso and IDL Ballroom, with live performances by PDA, DJ Synthkon, and Steve Cluck! Dance all night long! Be the among the first to visit two of Tulsa's newest venues, Enso and IDL (located at 1st & Elgin in beautiful downtown Tulsa)! Plus, it is FREE!

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