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Top Family Events in the Oklahoma City Metro
Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014

MetroFamily's Weekend Picks is your go-to source for weekend family fun. Whether you live in OKC, Edmond, Moore, Norman or nearby, we'll help you find the best weekend activities for your family. Be sure to fill out the form at the end of the page to receive Weekend Picks by email every Thursday! 

Our Top 10 Weekend Picks

This weeks Facebook Fan Pick

FREE  “Hocus Pocus” at RIVERSPORT Adventures (725 S Lincoln Blvd) is an outdoor movie presented as part of Haunt the River. S’mores available for purchase. Friday, 7:30pm. 552-4040, www.boathousedistrict.org

  • FREE  H&8th Night Market “Trick-or-Treating” in Midtown (NW 8th & Hudson) features live entertainment and dozens of food trucks for a seasonal celebration. Costumes encouraged. 6-11pm. https://twitter.com/h_n_8th 
  • FREE Fall Harvest Festivals at Oklahoma City community recreation centers (various locations) feature the perfect opportunity to kick off Halloween night. Put on your costume and head to a center near you for candy and seasonal activities. Friday, 4-7pm. 297-3882, www.okc.gov/parks.
  • "'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!' The Musical" at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker) brings the classic holiday story to life with its themes of joy and giving. Friday, 7:30pm. Runs through Nov. 2. See site for additional showtimes. Ticket prices vary. 297-2584, www.okcciviccenter.com.   
  • Halloween Bash at the Museum of Osteology (10301 S Sunnylane) features costumed trick-or-treating and crafts in a fun but spooky environment surrounded by skeletons. All ages welcome. $3.50.  Friday, 6-9pm. 814-0006, www.museumofosteology.org
  • FREE Pumpkin Harvest Craft Festival at Dale Robertson Center (1200 Lakeshore Dr, Yukon) features a craft show, book sale and Pumpkin Patch Cafe. Saturday, 9am-4pm. 350-8937, www.cityofyukonok.gov.
  • Saturdays for Kids at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd) features Native American storyteller Will Hill. Reservations requested by noon Friday. Free with paid admission. Saturday, 10:30am. 478-2250, ext 277, www.nationalcowboymuseum.org
  • FREE National Weather Festival at the National Weather Center (120 David L Boren Blvd, Norman) highlights Oklahoma weather with children’s activities and science education themes, hourly weather balloon launches, emergency response vehicle displays and local television meteorologists. Saturday, 10am-2pm. 325-3095, www.nwf.nwc.ou.edu.
  • Haunted Hike at Martin Park Nature Center (5000 W Memorial) features a nature walk through Martin Park to learn about creepy, crawly animals and insects. For all ages. $5. Hikes depart every 30 minutes. Saturday, 7-9:30pm. 297-1429, www.okc.gov/parks
  • Oklahoma City Free to Breathe at Wheeler Park (1120 S Western Ave) is a 5K run and one-mile walk to raise awareness about lung cancer that also features activities for kids and music. $30. Sunday, noon-3pm. www.participate.freetobreathe.org.

Find dozens of great family events in our searchable online calendar. Also, see our Fall Fun Guide for seasonal events.

5 Events Not to Miss Next Week:

  • Huun Huur Tu: Tuvan Throat Singers at Midwest City Library (8143 E Reno Ave) presents traditional sounds and instruments from talented artists from the tiny Asian republic of Tuva. Monday, 2-3:30pm and 7-8pm. See website for additional performances at other metro libraries. 732-4828, www.metrolibrary.org.
  • COOP Ale Works Beer Dinner at Oklahoma City Museum of Art Museum Cafe (415 Couch Dr) offers a date night with a chef-prepared dinner and local beer pairings. Reservations required. $65 per person. Tuesday, 5:30pm. 235-6262, www.okcmoa.org.
  • University of Oklahoma Women’s Basketball at Lloyd Noble Center (2900 S Jenkins, Norman) plays an exhibition game against Southeastern Oklahoma State University. $5-10. Wednesday, 7pm. 325-2424, www.soonersports.com
  • First Thursdays Art in Giving Back at Whole Foods (6001 N Western Ave) features a grab-and-go dinner and a chance to give back. Purchase and decorate a backpack for yourself and two backpacks will be donated to the Regional Food Bank’s Food for Kids Backpack Program. Live music by The Sugar Free Allstars. $25 per backpack. Thursday, 6-8pm. 972-1111, www.classencurve.com.
  • Mistletoe Market Preview Party at Cox Convention Center (1 Myriad Gardens) kicks off the annual holiday shopping event hosted by the Junior League of Oklahoma City with vendors offering home decor, clothing, jewelry and gift items. $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and children ages 3-12. Wednesday,
    6-10pm. 843-5668, www.mistletoemarket.org

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