A lot of candy can be consumed over the course of 30 years. But Haunt the Zoo has also provided families a place to share the magic of Halloween for 3 decades to go along with all the treats. This year’s event winds down Wednesday and Thursday at the Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 NE 50th St. Tickets are $6-$7 per child and free for accompanying adults. Call 424-3344 or visit okczoo.com.
No, not that kind of doobie. The Doobie Brothers, writers of countless radio hits including “Long Train Runnin’” and “Listen to the Music,” you hippie. See the country-rock legends play all the hits 7 p.m. Saturday at Grand Casino Hotel and Resort, 777 Grand Casino Blvd. in Shawnee. Tickets are $30-$85. Call 964-7777 or visit grandshawnee.com.
As we approach the 50- year anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, ask not what your country can do for you but what Redlands Community College can do for you. Its monthlong series of events begins with a panel discussion of JFK conspiracy theories 10 a.m. Monday on the Redlands campus, 1300 S. Country Club Rd. in El Reno. For a full schedule, call 422-1467 or visit redlandscc.edu.
Quack. Quack. Quack. No, that isn’t The Mighty Ducks; it’s outdoorsman, businessman, author and star of TV’s Duck Dynasty Willie Robertson. The Boss Hog, as he is known, will discuss his experience running a multimillion-dollar sporting empire 1 p.m. Saturday at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave. Tickets are $25. Call 974-2426, or visit busn.uco.edu.
Stop monkeying around. Wait. Actually, start monkeying around with Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest, a new movie featuring the lovable primate suitable for all ages. Showings are 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at the Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 NE 50th St. Zoo admission is $5-$8 and free for children 2 and under. Call 424-3344, or visit okczoo.com
Up, up and away ... to Bright Night of Superheroes, an evening of science discovery for caped crusaders, masked marvels and winged avengers. Come dressed as your favorite superhero (you know, your average weekend attire) and enjoy a night of hands-on action 6 p.m. to midnight Friday at Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 NE 52nd St. Admission is $45 per child, $25 per adult. Call 602-3760, or visit sciencemuseumok.org.
If you like your “trick or treat” heavy on the “treat,” then treat yo’self at Midwest City Parks and Recreation’s Trick or Treat City. The family-friendly fun takes place 2-4:30 p.m. Saturday at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park, 8700 E. Reno Ave. in Midwest City. Admission is free. Call 739-1293, or visit midwestcity.org.
It’s starting to feel like autumn (maybe even winter) out there, and you know what that means. Shopping season! Specifically crafts, antiques, clothes and jewelry shopping season. If you like these things (and really, who doesn’t?), check out An Affair of the Heart Friday through Sunday at State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd. Call 632-2652, or visit aaoth.com.
You know what else autumn is the season of? Outdoor food festivals like Fall Fest, which features vendor booths, live music, fun for kids and, yes, food trucks. Festivities run 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at the OKC Farmers Public Market, 1235 SW Second St. Admission is free. Call 232-6506, or visit okcfarmersmarket.com.
They don’t just give away nicknames like The Red Rocker; they have to be earned. Sammy Hagar has been “Livin’ It Up” with “Heavy Metal” and “Mas Tequila,” so the dude is a bona fide rock star (dressed in red, get it?). See the former Van Halen frontman with The Wabos, Tom Keifer and more, starting 7 p.m. Saturday at Grand Casino Hotel and Resort, 777 Grand Casino Blvd. in Shawnee. Tickets are $45-$75. Call 964-7777 or visit grandshawnee.com.
Some horror tales are forgotten (Sharknado, anyone?), while others endure. Considering Euripides died some 2400 years ago, his disturbing tragedy Medea qualifies as the latter. The OKC Theatre Company will resurrect the ancient production at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave. Tickets are $10. Call 297-2584 or visit okctheatrecompany.org.
Claude Chalhoub is a better violinist than you. That’s not a dig. Chalhoub is kind of a big deal. The world-renowned virtuoso will perform his original compositions with UCO students at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday in Mitchell Hall Theater, University Drive and Main Street on The University of Central Oklahoma Campus in Edmond. Tickets are $4-$14. Call 974-3375 or visit click4tix.com/uco.