A mid-week holiday is gone far too quickly, but the post-July 4th hangover gets cured this weekend. And there are some metro event options to assist. For example, there's the 3rd annual "Battle in the Saddle," a delight for OKC horse and roping enthusiasts. Action continues Friday and Saturday at State Fair Park as entrants compete in Barrel Racing, Cowboy Mounted Shooting, Cutting, Working Cow Horse and Match Roping. Saturday is "Family Fun Day" from 4-6 p.m. and features entertainer and 2012 Road to the Horse Champion Guy McLean as well as arts and crafts, games, wild west-themed activities and the mop pony grand entry. Get a full schedule and more event information at battleinthesaddle.com. Admission is free.
Elsewhere this weekend...
- Enjoy a fun family film while you swim at White Water Bay. As I mentioned last week, the Dive In Movies are shown every Friday night in July, included with park admission. This week's movie is "The Smurfs."
- Need extra time to enjoy one of OKC's top attractions? Well, you're in luck... The Oklahoma City Zoo's "Stay Late and Play" promotion extends Saturday hours to 8 p.m. through early September. Also, get $1 admission on Wednesdays in July and August.
- On stage, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park's production of "The Tempest" opened this week at the Myriad Gardens Water Stage.
- And Carpenter Square Theatre presents "End Days." For tickets, call (405) 232-6500.
- In music, this week's Sunday Twilight Concert Series on the Myriad Gardens Grand Lawn features seasoned musician Michael Fracasso.
- Billy Currington appears at Riverwind Casino on Friday night. Get venue & ticket information.
- The Norman Summer Breeze concert featuring The Brave Combo, originally scheduled for May 20th but postponed due to weather, takes place this Sunday.
- And Joan Jett takes the stage Saturday as part of Frontier City's summer concert series.
- Bank of America and Merrill Lynch offer local cardholders free admission to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, City Arts Center and the OKC Museum of Art both Saturday and Sunday.
- Finally among the highlights, the city continues its "Hooked on Fishing" program for kids ages 5-15. There's a free class this Saturday at Edwards Park Lake (1515 N Bryant) for kids to learn knot tying, casting, fish identification and local fishing regulations. Equipment is provided. Call 316-FISH (3474) to register.
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