October Must-Dos - 405 Magazine

October Must-Dos

Fine Western arts organizations intersect in Cowboy Crossings, plus the Nichols Hills Kitchen Tour, OPUS IX, Pumpkinville, seasonal theater and more.


► Spurred to Excellence

Massive cattle drives watched over by weatherbeaten men on horseback are largely a thing of the past – there’s a reason we tend to call it the Old West, after all – but the spirit of the frontiersman still drives two fine arts organizations that are crossing paths again in OKC. The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum is proud to host the 51st Cowboy Artists of America and 18th Traditional Cowboy Arts Association exhibitions and sales – which kick off together October 13-15 in an event called Cowboy Crossings.


► Cooking With Ideas

For 25 years, the Oklahoma County Medical Society Alliance has cooked up heaping helpings of inspiration in their fall Kitchen Tour; patrons can explore the expertly designed and decorated hearts of five well-appointed Nichols Hills homes on the self-guided tour while entering raffles at each, and don’t forget to visit Culinary Kitchen for cooking demonstrations, as well.


► Orange Harvest

Other people did the planting and growing and picking, but you can harvest the rewards and have fun doing it in the fall festival Pumpkinville, which fills the Myriad Gardens with crafts, games, treats to taste and scenery to explore. And Urban Farmhouse Designs is hosting a pumpkin patch all month prior to its Fall Festival. Help yourself to some seasonal celebration.


► Masterpiece Theaterror

As the calendar creeps toward All Hallows’ Eve, all manner of spooks are sidling onto the stages of local theaters – an unquiet spirit bent on malevolence haunts Reduxion Theater’s “The Woman in Black,” and a … well, whatever’s happening in Lyric’s “The Rocky Horror Show,” it’s pretty damn weird. Whether you’re in the mood for an unsettling ghost story or raucous musical, there are treats waiting for you.


► Puttin’ on the Ritz

Allied Arts is all about supporting creativity throughout central Oklahoma, which means two things for their biennial fundraiser: Attendance helps them help a multitude of organizations, and they know some superstars when it’s time to put on a show. OPUS IX: Club Cabaret features live entertainment, dancing, auctions and plenty of treats to eat and drink. Come be dazzled.