Holiday, Cultural Celebrations

For those looking for a new and more family-friendly trick-or-treating alternative, the Tulsa Zoo will host its annual fundraising event HallowZOOeen, Oct 27-31, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

The 24th annual HallowZOOeen 2013 will showcase Burger King Royal Castle and American Airlines Pirate Island. Burger King’s Royal Castle features coloring, kid-safe archery and a princesses catwalk; at the American Airlines Pirate Island, children can enjoy a one-of-a-kind pirate ship.

No HallowZOOeen is complete without a tour through the American Airlines Haunted House or a spin on the Haunted Train and Cross-Eyed Carousel. Kids of all ages will enjoy the CommunityCare Pumpkin Patch Playroom with a hay maze, pumpkin decorating and carnival games.

Of course, Halloween’s main event, the candy, will be on full display as well. Zoo employees plan to hand out more than three tons of candy. Goblin Stops will line the zoo to provide a safe trick-or-treating environment where trick-or-treaters can fill up goodie bags.

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the Tulsa Zoo during regular business hours. Cost for admission is $8, $7 for Tulsa Zoo Friends members.
In addition to providing a safe trick-or-treating option, HallowZOOeen is an important fundraiser to help build a better zoo.

Tulsa Artists’ Guild () is holding an art showing and fundraiser called Celebrate Art at Living Arts Gallery, 307 E. Brady St. The opening reception will be held Nov. 21, 5-8 p.m, with a general showing Nov. 22, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visitors are being asked to bring a food item for donation to the Tulsa Community Food Bank.

was established in 1933 and provides opportunities for local artists to show their works, enjoy fellowship and support local charities and other organizations. represents all artistic backgrounds such as acrylics, jewelry, mixed media, oils, pastels, photography, pottery, sculpture, watercolor and wood turning. Many artists have gone on to national and international name recognition.

Besides holding shows, the organization organizes cultural outings and other gatherings for its members.

On Nov. 1, Living Arts will host its 19th annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Arts Festival. Noteworthy attractions include Hispanic performances, children’s activities, a mural contest, food trucks, artist booths, a silent auction, art exhibits and fire dancers.

Admission is $5; event hours are 5 – 11 p.m.

Updated 10-28-2013

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