March is fast approaching, but this final February weekend offers several top metro events. Book-lovers will not want to miss the Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale Friday through Sunday at State Fair Park, an OKC favorite that began in 1981 and is now one of the largest in the nation with an estimated 600,000 plus books, magazines, audio and videos on sale. Friday, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., is specifically for members of the volunteer Friends of the Library organization, but the general public will get its opportunity to shop from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is completely free, and the event is held in the Oklahoma Expo Hall. For information on becoming a Friends of the Library member, see here. Also, get information on volunteering for the event.
Elsewhere this weekend...
- Make your way to the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Saturday and Sunday for the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam. See here for venue & ticket information.
- A group looking to save the controversial landmark will unveil its designs for a Stage Center Children's Museum at a concert this weekend... Sugar Free Allstars take the Myriad Gardens band shell stage in a free family concert from 2-4 p.m. Sunday.
- The Cox Center hosts the Oklahoma City Spring Remodel & Landscape Show through Sunday, an event in which remodeling and building experts look at everything for the home.
- Visit the Sam Noble Museum for Science in Action and Object I.D. Day from 1-5 p.m. Saturday. The free family event includes 20 stations and a variety of hands-on activities, demonstrations and presentations on different scientific themes.
- The Oklahoma City Philharmonic presents "Cupid's Wingman" both Friday and Saturday, featuring pianist, singer, songwriter Tony DeSare.
- Oklahoma City University Theatre presents "The Tales of Hoffmann" at the Kirkpatrick Auditorium through Sunday. The show, three stories of failed love, is considered one of the most expressive of the 19th-century French operas. See okcu.edu/ticketoffice for ticket information.
- Lyric at the Plaza is the place for the Oklahoma City Gridiron Show on Friday and Saturday. The annual political satire funds scholarships and grants for Oklahoma student journalists. Purchase tickets online or by calling (866) 966-1777.
- And Carpenter Square Theatre presents the comedy/drama "Aliens With Extraordinary Skills" this weekend.
- In sports, it's NBA All-Star weekend, and you can catch a couple of Thunder players in action. Russell Westbrook is participating in the Skills Challenge on Saturday, and Kevin Durant will compete in the Three-Point Contest. Then, on Sunday, it's the 61st NBA All-Star Game, featuring both Westbrook and Durant. Get a full schedule of events.
- And in men's basketball, the disappointing seasons are winding down for both the Sooners and Cowboys on Saturday. The former travels to Baylor for a 12:30 p.m. game while the latter is in Stillwater to meet A&M at 1 p.m.
- In music, enjoy "An Evening with B.B. King" Friday at the Lucky Star Casino near El Reno.
- Also, guitarist/singer Garrett "Big G" Jacobson visits the UCO Jazz Lab on Saturday.
- And finally among the highlights, don't miss an event that I mentioned earlier in the week, Oscar Night in Oklahoma City. Get all the details on the red carpet event right here in the metro.
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