Don't let the heat hamper your weekend fun. Check out our quick list of five ways to enjoy the local scene during the summer sizzle.
1. With heat advisories in effect through most of the weekend, consider checking out some of the indoor family fun Miami has to offer. The Miami Public Library located at 200 N Main St. is open Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. The Clay Station at ArtWorx is another indoor spot to beat the heat and stretch your imagination offering paint-your-own-pottery starting at just $5 and is open Friday 1-8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 28 N Main St.
2. Need an excuse to indulge? Friday is National Junk Food Day. Whether you have a sweet tooth or crave salty snacks, this is the day to dig in. Or take it up a notch and combine sweet and salty by trying chocolate covered potato chips or chocolate dipped pretzels. Share the fun with family and friends by making an assortment of tasty snacks the center of a game night.
3. Need a reset after all that junk food? The Fairland Farmers Market has plenty of healthy local options and is a great place to share community, learn from one another, and support local commerce. Open Saturday 9-11 a.m. in front of the "Landing" at 502 W Conner Ave. in Fairland, market vendors accept cash, debit, Senior Benefits, and SNAP, including the Double Up Oklahoma program that doubles SNAP benefits up to $20!
4. Stay cool while turning up the fun with live music performances at area casinos this weekend. Check out the entertainment calendar on page 4 of the Friday, July 21st edition of the Miami News-Record for a listing of bands coming to Miami, Quapaw, Wyandotte, and Grove Friday and Saturday.
5. In theaters this weekend is “Dunkirk” from acclaimed director Christopher Nolan about the famous evacuation of Allied troops from France during a fierce battle in World War II or check out “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” a science fiction film written and directed by Luc Besson and a guaranteed visually stunning flick.