Things to do in Tulsa in October
Here's what's happening this month, from art exhibits to fall festivals.
‘Migrant Mother,’ Nipomo, California, 1936. All works in this exhibition are drawn from the private collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg. The Gilcrease Museum exhibition has been organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions. It runs through Jan. 5.
Through Jan. 5
Gilcrease Museum presents award-winning photographer Dorothea Lange’s “America,” her iconic black-and-white photos of the Great Depression.
Don’t miss the last week of Tulsa State Fair’s “11 Days of Awesome” at Expo Square, with a midway, rides, demonstrations, exhibits, animals, food, live entertainment and a rodeo.
Beware of spooks, ghosts and goblins lurking at the Castle of Muskogee’s Halloween Festival, all in good fun for the whole family.
OK Roots Music’s Wine, Jazz and World Fete brings jazz, reggae and folk music, fine wines, a Latin food fair, performance art, family activities and more to Guthrie Green.
Tulsa Symphony presents classics by Rimsky-Korsakov and Mozart, concluding with Debussy’s “Images,” at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
More than 80 breweries serve their best brewskies at McNellie’s Harvest Beer Festival inside the Tulsa Drillers concourse at ONEOK Field.
Enjoy the cool fall weather with food, friends, family, fire and live music at Turkey Mountain’s BASECAMP Camping and Music Festival.
Booksmart Tulsa welcomes Gina Perry, author of “The Lost Boys,” a true Oklahoma story of what came to be known as the controversial 1954 Robbers Cave Experiment, at the IDL Ballroom, followed by a book signing.
The NBA invades Tulsa when the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Dallas Mavericks collide at the BOK Center.
Learn how to grow low-maintenance succulents at the Tulsa Master Gardeners’ Lunch and Learn at Central Library.
Canadian spoken word artist Shane Koyczan stops by the Lorton Performance Center, thanks to presenters ahha Tulsa and Ok, So Tulsa.
See new independent works by Latino American, Native American, Oklahoma-based and student filmmakers at the fifth annual Tulsa American Film Festival. Films are shown at multiple locations, including Circle Cinema.
Singing and dancing felines of every size and color converge on the Tulsa PAC when Celebrity Attractions welcomes the return of long-running Broadway favorite “Cats.”
The Tulsa Oilers bring on 2019-2020 hockey against Kansas City at the BOK Center. More games Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20, 22, 30 and 31.
All your favorite local food trucks converge near Gathering Place’s Great Lawn for TRUCKtober: the Ultimate Food Truck Experience.
Decorate the sukkah (booth) and find family-friendly activities and shopping at Temple Israel’s ShalomFest Sukkah Build and Lawn Party.
It’s time for the “Chicken Dance,” the polka, a carnival and lots of Bavarian food and beer during Linde Oktoberfest at River West Festival Park.
American Theatre Co. celebrates its 50th anniversary season with one of its first productions, “What the Butler Saw,” at the Tulsa PAC. Repeats Oct. 24-26.
The Tulsa Roughnecks close their soccer season against Reno 1868 in a mid-afternoon clash at ONEOK Field.
American comedy rock duo Tenacious D hits the Brady Theater stage.
Oklahoma’s own mega-star Carrie Underwood and her “Cry Pretty Tour” return to the BOK Center with special guests Maddie and Tae and Runaway June.
Take the kids and a flashlight, basket or bag to O’Brien Park’s free Halloween Flashlight Candy Hunt.
October 25, 27
Tulsa Opera opens its season with the classic sizzler “Carmen” at the Tulsa PAC. Sung in French with English transcriptions illuminated above the stage.
The Oklahoma Aquarium hosts HallowMarine, an opportunity for trick-or-treating, plus face painting, a giant pirate ship, a bounce house and a play area.
Thousands of runners, local to global, lace up their athletic shoes to participate in the 2019 Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run.
Little ghouls and gila monsters are invited to family-friendly trick-or-treating at Tulsa Zoo’s HallowZOOeen.
Tulsa Ballet presents “Giselle,” the haunting ballet about dying for love, performed at the Tulsa PAC.
Benefits NewView Oklahoma
Benefits Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness.
Benefits the Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges.
Benefits Up With Trees
Benefits Theatre Tulsa
Benefits Maple Ridge Neighborhood
Benefits Happy Hands
Benefits CREOKS Health Services
Benefits Tulsa Historical Society and Museum
Benefits Pathways Adult Learning Center
Benefits Iron Gate
Benefits Teen Challenge of Oklahoma
Benefits Youth Services of Tulsa
Benefits American Cancer Society
Benefits Oklahoma Project Woman
Benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
October 25-Nov. 3
Benefits Family and Children’s Services
Medical Missions Banquet
Benefits In His Image International
Benefits ALS Association Oklahoma
The Museum’s Gala
Benefits Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art
Editor’s note: TulsaPeople is a sponsor of the * events.