1. This week contains the final regular-season games for Class B and A schools, which begin postseason play Friday. But first things first. Ringling travels to Velma-Alma at 6:30 p.m. today. The boys game follows at 8 p.m.
On Tuesday, Ardmore, Plainview and Lone Grove host games. The Tigers welcome Ada, the Class 3A No. 10 Kingston Redskins travel to Plainview and Dickson ventures to Lone Grove.
The Class A No. 11 Lady Falcons travel to Fox for their regular-season finale at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Thackerville hosts Springer.
Madill heads to Marietta. Sulphur travels to Tishomingo. Davis, Wilson and Healdton all venture west, to Comanche, Empire and Walters, respectively.
2. Film fans will not want to miss seeing more than 20 of the 2017 Academy Award®-nominated feature length and short films on the big screen now through March 19 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. OKCMOA is the exclusive Oklahoma City venue to screen all the Oscar-nominated short films and two of 2017’s Best Foreign Language film contenders.
Feature films showing this week include “A Man Called Ove” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; “Kido and the Two Strings” at 5:30 pm. Thursday and “The Lobster” at 8 p.m.
Admission is $5 for OKCMOA members, $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, college students and teens and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at www.okcmoa.com or at the Museum box office. The museum is located at 415 Couch Drive in Oklahoma City.
3. Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma – War, Not-War, and Peace begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Champion Public Library. Free to the public, the series will explore both the active elements of war, as well as the long-lived legacies of war in those eras optimistically called “peace.”
Books in the series available for checkout include: “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien, “Empire of the Summer Moon” by S.C. Gwynne, “Maus” by Art Spiegelman and “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr.
Funding for this program is provided in part by a grant from the Oklahoma Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of OH or NEH.
4. Love Stories Concert and Valentine Workshop will be 5 p.m. to midnight Thursday in Ada. The event is free. Guests can create a unique valentine by painting on a miniature canvas in the Chickasaw Nation Arts and Humanities Building, 201 N. Broadway St. before going to the Blackbox Theatre to enjoy love stories presented by storytellers Lorie Carmichael, Stephanie Scott and Dixie Brewer.
The event is described as a fun evening creating memories and hearing great love stories. To ask questions call Chickasaw Nation Division of Arts and Humanities at (580) 272-5520 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Affair of the Heart opens Friday at the State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. One of the largest arts and craft shows in the U.S., the event is known for its quality and variety of merchandise. Billed as a truly unique marketplace and shopper’s dream, the arts and crafts show showcases booths occupying multiple buildings throughout the fairgrounds featuring arts, crafts, antiques, collectibles, furniture, decorative items, accessories, jewelry, clothing, gourmet foods and more.
The event continues through Sunday. Tickets are $8 per person and are good for the entire three days. Information booths and ATM machines are located on site.