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Weekend Highlights: 2/22-2/24

By February 22, 2013

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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 Cotter Ranch Tower (aka Chase Tower) on Saturday for the American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb, a vertical stair challenge to aid research, school-based programs, and awareness for lung disease. Get more information.
  • As I mentioned last week, don't simply watch the Oscars at home this Sunday. Instead, dress up and be part of the official experience right here in OKC... The official watch party takes place at Will Rogers Theatre and features food and drinks, trivia games and more. Get all the details.
  • Visit the Sam Noble Museum for Science in Action and Object I.D. Day from 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The free family event includes multiple stations and a variety of hands-on activities, demonstrations and presentations on different scientific themes. Plus, Wild Al's food truck will be on site.
  • Dr. Daisy Century gives a Living History performance in "Harriet Tubman Live!" at 2 p.m. Friday at the Oklahoma History Center. For registration information, call (405) 522-0785.
  • Carpenter Square Theatre presents the comedy "Mrs. Mannerly" this weekend.
  • The Oklahoma City Philharmonic's production of "Cole Porter Songbook: Anything Goes!" runs Friday and Saturday. The show includes "You're the Top," "Night and Day," "Begin the Beguine," "Let's Do It" and more.
  • In sports, the Thunder is home for two this weekend, trying to rebound from a rare three-game losing streak. Opportunities include Friday night against Minnesota and Sunday night against the Bulls.
  • The Barons face Houston Friday night at the Cox Center.
  • And the Sooners men's basketball team is at home Saturday for a 4 p.m. tip against Baylor.
  • In music, the psychedelic arena rock of Maserati is on display Sunday at The Conservatory.
  • Also, guitarist/singer Garrett "Big G" Jacobson visits the UCO Jazz Lab on Saturday.
  • Finally among the highlights, cowboy poets and musicians Red Steagall, Don Edwards, Jean Prescott and Dan Roberts perform Friday at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

Are you attending any of the above events, or has something else caught your eye this weekend? Let us know below. You can submit future events for publication and possible profile here on About Oklahoma City by using this form.

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