After his untimely death almost a decade ago, Elliott Smith has proven to be one of the most influential songwriters of a generation. In honor of his life and music, a number of local musicians — including Ricky Salthouse, Ryan Lindsey, Josh Jones and many others — will perform A Tribute to Elliott Smith. The music starts 8 p.m. Friday at Opolis, 113 N. Crawford in Norman. Admission is $5. Visit opolis.org.
Ghosts are real, you guys. At least they are at at the Edmond Historic Preservation Trust’s Historic Ghost Tours, with local actors playing the part of Edmond’s founding fathers at each individual’s gravesite. The tours begin Friday and Saturday evening at Gracelawn Cemetery, Danforth Road and Boulevard Street in Edmond. Tickets are $7. Call 285-9700.
“Prana” refers to the life force that comes from the sun and connects all elements of the universe. You know, like, energy and stuff. Feel it throughout your body at Embrace Your Rhythm: Prana Yoga Flow with Cari Wallenberg. The class is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at The Mat’s Edge, 722 N. Broadway Ave. Local singersongwriter Anna Kinder will provide live music. Admission is $20. Visit matsedge.com.
Winter has that whole wonderland thing goin’ for it, but what about autumn? Pumpkinville seeks to fill that void with a celebration of all things fall: scarecrows, straw creatures and a good 3,000 pumpkins or so. The seasonal display starts at 10 a.m. Friday and runs through Oct. 31 at Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W. Reno Ave. Admission is free for members, and $5 per child or $3 per adult for nonmembers. Call 445-7080 or visit myriadgardens.org.
If sleep is something you hold dearly, stay as far away from FrightFest as you can. The annual Halloween celebration is back once again with bonechilling fun for all ages.
The spooking runs from 6-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday and noon- 10 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 2 at Frontier City, 11501 N. I-35 Service Rd. Admission is $22.99 plus tax with two nonperishable food items. Call 478-2140 or visit frontiercity.com.
Don’t touch that dial, because local punk rockers Red City Radio are about to release their new album, Titles. To commemorate the release, the local stalwarts are holding an official CD release show at 8 p.m. Saturday at the OKC Farmers Public Market, 311 S. Klein Ave. Arliss Nancy, PJ Bond and Tiger Lily will also perform. Tickets are $8-$10. Call 232-6506 or visit ticketstorm.com.
Not to scare you or anything, but did you know there are 22 species of bats in Oklahoma? It’s OK; they usually leave us each winter, though some were kind enough to stop by Chiroptera, a spooky, Mesoamerican-inspired installation featuring the furry flying rodents. Flap your way into its opening reception from 7-10 p.m. Friday at Bomb Shelter, 1609 N. Blackwelder Ave. #2. Admission is free. Call 628-2689.
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.