Check out our quick lists of great local activities and entertainment to make the most of your weekend.
1. Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) continues its run of the world premiere of 'The Metahouse' by local writer Aaron Smith at the Commons Hall Auditorium presented by the NEO Theatre Experience. Remaining show times are 7 p.m. on Nov. 17, and 2 p.m. on Nov. 18 and 19. Doors open thirty minutes before show time. Adult tickets are $10, and attendees 18 and under are $5. Admission is free for NEO faculty, staff, and students. The play is based on Franz Kafka's novella 'The Metamorphosis,' and is absurdist fiction, combining comedy and drama throughout both acts. For more information, visit http://facebook.com/theatreexperience/.
2. Turnpike Troubadours will be at Buffalo Run Casino Indoor Peoria Showplace Saturday, Nov, 18. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Turnpike Troubadours is an American country music group from Oklahoma founded in 2005, and have released four studio albums. General admission tickets are $50 in advance and $55 the day of the event. For more information call 918-542-7140 ext 2200.
3. In the mood for something sweet? Volunteers at Hickory Grove School will host the annual Pie Supper at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18. The evening will feature cake walks, the pie auction, a drawing for a Thanksgiving basket, as well as lots of old-fashioned fun. This annual fundraiser benefits the community center and the upcoming Christmas Tree, another tradition of the Hickory Grove community. All are invited to bring a pie or billfold, and a contribution to the Thanksgiving basket. This event will take place in the old school auditorium which features a stage backdrop with advertising from the forties. The school is located in the Hickory Grove Community, northwest of Grove. For more information, contact Sharon Watson at 918-786-5408.
4. The annual Santa Paws Pet Photos will take place from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Second Chance Thrift Shop, 220 East Third Street, Grove. The event gives participants a chance to get their photos taken with pets and family members, and of course, Santa. Participants are asked to have dogs on leashes or cats in pet carriers. Cost is $10 for 4 x 6-inch picture in complimentary holiday card frame. All proceeds will benefit the Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake. For more information, to adopt a pet, or to make a donation, call 918-786-7630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://doitforthepets.com.
5. In theaters this weekend is “Justice League” rated PG-13 about Batman enlisting the help of his newfound ally, Wonder Woman, and others to face an even greater enemy; “Wonder” a PG-rated film based on the New York Times bestseller about August Pullman, a boy with facial deformities that required many surgeries and hospital stays which, up until now, prevented him from going to a mainstream school. With the help of his sister, mother (Julia Roberts) and father (Owen Wilson), August is determined to show his new classmates he is just an ordinary kid.
WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR
Bordertown Casino & Arena
Cherokee Casino Grove
Lyle Parman & the Slidebar Band
Marshall Tucker Band
Grand Lake Casino
Indigo Sky Casino
NEO Theatre Experience
THE METAHOUSE at NEO Commons Hall
River Bend Casino (formerly Wyandotte Casino)
Double Vision: Foreigner Tribute
4 Joker Weekend