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.
Do you like to laugh out loud? Then check out Opolis Comedy Night, featuring comedic whiz kid James Nghiem as he releases his new album That Lonely Beast. Other performers include Cameron Buchholtz, Ryan Drake, Jeramy Westbrook and more. Laughs commence 9 p.m. Thursday at Opolis, 113 N. Crawford in Norman. Admission is $5. Visit opolis.org.
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.