Check out our quick lists of area activities and entertainment to make the most of this post-holiday weekend.

1. The annual movie date with Santa will take place from 8 to 11:30 a.m., with the movie kicking off at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Miami Cineplex, 222 North Main, Miami. This year, the movie will be The Star. Santa will be available for pictures from 8 to 10 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. One adult per group of children, please. For more information, contact the Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce at 918-542-4481 or visit the chamber’s Facebook page.

2. Nov. 25 is also Small Business Saturday, the day to support local business and get a head start on holiday shopping. Small businesses not only add character to the community, they are critical to the country’s economic health, provide jobs and generate tax revenue. Skip the big box stores and see what your community’s small businesses have to offer.

3. The comedy, “Every Christmas Story You’ve Ever Heard (and then some)” on Saturday, Nov. 25 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26 at The Playmakers, 121 W. 3rd Street, Grove, with a family matinee. This performance only has discounted tickets for children, ages 5-12 when accompanied by at least one adult. For more information, call 918-786-8950 or visit

4. This weekend marks the end of Better Conversation Week. Meaningful talk with friends, family, and coworkers makes life more enjoyable. To get your conversation started visit The Family Dinner project to view the conversation topics or try one of their Dinner Games to inject some lightheartedness after intense conversation via

5. It’s a pretty big movie weekend and the following are opening at theaters this week: “Coco” rated PG and Disney’s latest animated flick about an aspiring musician, Miguel, who enters the Land of the Dead to work out the mystery of his family’s ancestral ban on music; “Darkest Hour” starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill during the early days of World War II; “Call Me by Your Name” a romantic coming-of-age drama set in Italy; “The Man Who Invented Christmas” about author Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) who brings Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters to life using real-life inspiration and his vivid imagination; “Chappaquiddick” about the derailing of the life and political career of Ted Kennedy (Jason Clarke) in the aftermath of a fatal 1969 car accident that claimed the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne (Kate Mara).


Bordertown Casino & Arena

Nov. 24

Whiskey Poet Society

Nov. 25

Dirt Road Daisies

Buffalo Run

Nov. 26

The John Conlee Show

Cherokee Casino Grove

Nov. 24

Scott Ellison

Cherokee Casino West Siloam

Nov. 24

Trent Tomlinson

Nov. 25

Wayne Garner

Grand Lake Casino

Nov. 24


Indigo Sky Casino

Nov. 24

Travis Kidd

Nov. 25