1. ECU Chorale offers Haunted Tours of the Dorothy Summers Theatre from 8 to 11 p.m. today through Saturday in the Science Hall on campus.
A student musical singing group will perform “Choralloween.” Admission is $5 if you dare to enter and snacks will be available for purchase. Questions or reassurances can be addressed by calling (580) 559-5993 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
2. Journey into darkness this Halloween season for a tale of the supernatural that is billed as leaving your spine tingling and your eyes disbelieving. “The Woman in Black,” is on stage now in the Freede Little Theatre, Civic Center Music Hall. Currently the second-longest running play on London’s West End, this dark and haunting ghost story is the perfect treat for a crisp autumn evening.
The play, based on the book of the same name, follows the story of Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, as he journeys to the small market town of Crythin Gifford to attend the funeral of a client, Mrs. Alice Drablow. At the funeral, he sees a young woman with a wasted face, dressed all in black, standing in the churchyard.
Bemused by the villagers’ reluctance to speak of the woman in black, Arthur goes to Eel Marsh House, Mrs. Drablow’s former abode, an old building in the middle of a marsh, which is cut off from the mainland at high tide. Sorting through Mrs. Drablow’s papers, he finds a box of letters, and ultimately discovers the dreadful secret of the Woman in Black – to his own terrible cost.
Recommended for theater goers age 13 and up. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tickets are $37 and are available at www.okcciviccenter.com or call (405) 297-2264.
The Civic Center is located at 201 N. Walker St. in Oklahoma City.
3. ECU SCREENS is bringing its 2014 hit show “Frankenstein” back to life at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in East Central University’s Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center.
This encore screening is $5 for ECU students (with ID) and $10 general admission.
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch (“12 Years A Slave,” “Star Trek: Into Darkness”) as the doctor and Jonny Lee Miller (“Trainspotting,” “Mansfield Park”) as the creature, the production was sold out at the National Theatre in London in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world. The screening contains some scenes of sexual violence and is not recommended for children.
4. “Red Dirt Dinos” has returned to Science Museum Oklahoma. The region’s largest Cretaceous carnivore and an herbivore that called southeastern Oklahoma’s Atoka County home are among the animatronic dinosaurs at the center of “Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure.” The exhibit features three interactive, lifelike robotic dinosaurs and a variety of hands-on components that help visitors explore Oklahoma’s dinosaurs.
In addition to the dinosaurs, “Red Dirt Dinos” features a hands-on dinosaur excavation site, a paleontologist’s tent and archaeology tools, a dinosaur egg scanner, a giant crawl-through log, and life-size replica skulls and skeletons of the Tyrannosaurus, Acrocanthosaurus and Velociraptor.
Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Daily general admission is $15.95 for adults (ages 13 to 64) and $12.95 for children (ages 3 to 12) and seniors (65 and older).
The museum is located at 2020 Remington Place in Oklahoma City.
5. You can “fly in a piece of history at Wings Over Dallas” starting Friday. The Commemorative Air Force announces this is a first at the Dallas Executive Airport. The event will commemorate the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and feature “TORA! TORA! TORA!,” an award winning re-creation of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. The TORA team uses WWII-era aircraft and pyrotechnics to create a dynamic history lesson. In addition to this performance, dozens of other WWII-era aircraft will be exhibited on the ramp and in the air throughout the event.
Flying demonstrations, flight line presentations, battle reenactments, veteran appearances and aircraft tours will provide hands-on opportunities for families and aviation history enthusiasts. The event will continue through Sunday. Tickets are on sale at www.wingsoverdallas.org.