What time (zone) is it? Central Standard Time! The University of Central Oklahoma opens its wind symphony season with a concert featuring works by Paul Hindemith, Percy Grainger, Malcolm Arnold and Eric Whitacre. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Hall Theater, University Drive and Main Street, on the UCO campus. Tickets are $4-$14. Call 974-3375 or visit uco.edu.
Do you like food trucks, adult beverages and live music? Aw, who are we kidding? Of course you do! So get on down (or up, depending on where you live) to Edmond for EdFest, featuring a buffet of fresh food, beer-tasting and local bands, including fiddle sensation Kyle Dillingham (pictured). Festivities begin at 6 p.m. Friday at the Edmond Farmers Market, 26 W. First St. Admission is free. Visit edfestokc.com.
Def Leppard Viva! Hysteria features the iconic rock band performing its wildly popular 1987 record Hysteria from start to finish, 8 p.m. Wednesday and next Tuesday at AMC Quail Springs, 2501 W. Memorial Rd.; Cinemark Tinseltown, 6001 N. Martin Luther King Ave.; and Regal Spotlight Stadium 14, 1100 N. Interstate Drive in Norman. Visit fathomevents.com.
If you’ve been itching for a night of engaging, real-life theater, then spread those literary wings and join the award-winning live storytelling stage show The Moth. The New York-based not-for-profit organization and radio show will be recorded live at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rose State College Performing Arts Center, 6420 SE 15th St. in Midwest City. Tickets are $25-$35. Call 297-2264 or visit myticketoffice.com.
It’s officially fall now, you guys. Landscapes are changing — as are the temperatures — and, if you’re lucky, so will your body (shape, not color — that would be weird). Celebrate your health and the changing of the seasons at Fall into Fitness, a festival featuring local food, fitness demos, live music and more. A healthy you begins at 11 a.m. Sunday at Farmers Public Market, 311 S. Klein Ave. Admission is free. Visit naturalawakeningsokc.com.
It’s not often you get a chance to dress up like a zombie, look at killer art, listen to a live DJ and give back to the community all in one night. The grand opening of Grease Trap Gallery, 5100 N. Classen Blvd., begins at 7 p.m. Artists include Matty Zoob and Brandi Von Black, with Colin Nance DJing downstairs at Drunken Fry. Admission is free. Call 625-9100 or (580) 512-5191.
Familiar with the phrase, “Prose before hos”? Oklahoma City University and Full Circle Bookstore are, as the two have buddied up for a monthly book review and discussion series, starting with Benjamin Franklin: An American Life. The discussion commences at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 Northwest Expressway. Admission is free. Call 842-2900 or visit fullcirclebooks.com.
Do you find human rights to be “bitchin’” and the arts “far out”? If so, we recommend Groovefest, the world’s longest running human rights music festival. Artists include Jahruba and The Broke Brothers, Osage, Songbirds and more. The music starts at noon Sunday at Andrews Park, 450 S. Flood Ave. in Norman. Call 514-0781 or visit groovefest.org.
We know; Joan Jett has a bad reputation for loving rock ’n’ roll, but don’t let that stop you from seeing the Godmother of Punk as she rolls through Newcastle with The Blackhearts. The innovative feminist icon takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Newcastle Casino, 2457 Highway 62 Service Road in Newcastle. Call 387-6013 or visit mynewcastlecasino.com.
We all know Anne Frank’s story by now. But what about the stories of her friends? And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank is a multimedia drama about two of Frank’s childhood pals, Ed Silverberg and Eva Geringer Schloss, appropriate for 5th grade and up. Showings are at 11 a.m. Thursday-Friday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $7-$12. Call 951-0011 or visit oklahomachildrenstheatre.org.
Jeanetta Calhoun Mish has a way with words. As part of the University of Central Oklahoma’s Creative Writing Readers’ Series, the scholar, teacher and award-winning poet will recite excerpts from her poetry collection at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Pegasus Theater on the UCO Campus, 100 N. University Dr. in Edmond. Admission is free. Call 974-5616 or visit uco.edu.
No need to be excused; it’s just Thomas the Tank Engine steamrolling into town. Day Out with Thomas includes activities for the whole family — including a ride with Thomas — starting at 9 a.m. Friday-Sunday at the Oklahoma Railway Museum, 3400 NE Grand Blvd. Tickets are $14-$18. Call 424-8222 or visit oklahomarailwaymuseum.org.