1. The Chickasaw Princess Pageant is 6 p.m. tonight in the Ada High School Cougar Activity Center, located at 1400 Stadium Drive.
Chickasaw Princess, Chickasaw Jr. Princess and Little Miss Chickasaw for 2016-2017 will be selected during the pageant. The winning candidates will have the honor of traveling the country as ambassadors of the Chickasaw Nation for many events and functions. Participants in the pageant will be judged on traditional Chickasaw dress, poise, responses to random questions and a talent performance. Past talents included singing, stomp dancing, storytelling and instrumental performances.
The event is open to the public at no charge. No ticket is required.
2. “Horsin’ Around: Out of the Vault” a rare collection of paintings, sketches and prints featuring horses, from artists such as Frank Tenney Johnson, Tom Lovell and Gene Ware are now on display at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center. Special emphasis is placed on Oklahoma artists: Doc Tate Nevaquaya, Will Sampson, Chad Payne, Linda Tuma Robertson and more.
The horse has long been a favorite subject for artists over the centuries. Some of these pieces have not been out of the vault in nearly a decade. Discover the role of the horse in the American West and of the artists behind these rare pieces. Regular admission applies to see this exhibit.
The center is located at 1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway in Duncan.
3. Ancient Times are Resurrected in Theatre during Southeastern’s production of “Medea” by Euripides. “Medea” will be performed in the New Theatre Building on SOSU’s campus at 7:30 p.m. starting Wednesday and continuing through Saturday.
“Medea” is a tale of revenge in its greatest form. After Medea’s cheating husband leaves her for a new wife, Medea finds herself in a rage. In a quest to defend the honor of herself and her late father, Medea manipulates those around her to fulfill a masterful scheme.
General admission is $8. To purchase tickets, visit the Visual and Performing Arts Center box office or call (580) 745-2696.
4. A camera is more than a tool of art for Yousef Khanfar, the award-winning and Palestinian-American writer, photographer and humanitarian who illustrates life, the way he sees it, by capturing it through a lens and a pen. Khanfar will lead a panel discussion at East Central University’s Louise Young Diversity Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.
In addition, the Lockmiller Lecture in Art History will be sponsoring Khanfar’s “Invisible Eve” photography exhibit on campus in the Pogue Art Gallery from Sept. 30-Nov. 18 with a special preview and book signing for those who attend the Thursday lecture.
5. If you’re ready to feel the chills of a unique haunted attraction then head to Newcastle Friday for Newcastle Nightmare. The spooktacular event that will be every Friday and Saturday night through Oct. 29 includes ghouls and zombies, a haunted maze, hayride, haunted graveyard and a zombie hunt with paintball guns designed especially for night play.
The attraction will also include a candy and soda vendor. Tickets are: Haunted Trail & Graveyard, $10; Zombie Hunt, $20 (includes 200 rounds), or both activities for $25.
Find the event at 900 N Portland Ave.