This weekend offers up a great mix of local events to enjoy from art to sports.

1. Kathleen Hafer and Virginia Craig will be the featured artists at this month's Brush and Palette Gallery open house, 18 West Fourth Street, in Grove. The event, set for 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 12, will include artwork created by both artists, entertainment by a Celtic Viking song and dance group and light refreshments. Hafer works with driftwood while Craig creates using graphite and oil. For more information, contact Peggy Weaver at 918-786-9698.

2. Bordertown Casino and Arena, 129 Oneida St, Wyandotte, is back with the bull action on Saturday, Jan. 13. This is the kick off of our 2018 season. Doors open at 2 p.m. Event starts at 3 p.m. with Heifer Futurity, followed by the regular Futurity then Derby with Riders. The Derby is expected to family-friendly at approximately 6:30 p.m. Admission: $5 Adults, $2 Kids ages 2-12.

3. City of Miami’s Tourism and the Recreational department will be hosting its 1st annual 4-States Winter Shootout Basketball Tournament this weekend. Games will tip off on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 9 a.m. at the Miami Activity Center and the Miami High School Gym, then at 11 a.m., games will begin at the Student Activity Center on the campus of NEO A&M College. A weekend pass for all games is available, $10 for adults and $5 for kids (Ages 4-12). Single day tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for kids (Ages 4-12). Concessions will be available during the tournament.

4. The River Ridge Bluegrass Association will be hosting its monthly Bluegrass Music Show at the Bernice Baptist Church Community Building, 120 Hickory Street Highway 85A, Bernice, Jan 13. Bluegrass Gospel Explosion begins at 6 p.m. followed by The Foust Family at 7 p.m. Admission is a $5 donation. Concessions will also be available.

5. In theaters this weekend are two action-packed films, first “Proud Mary” rated R, starring Taraji P. Henson, as a hitwoman working for an organized crime family in Boston; second is “The Commuter” rated PG-13 with Liam Neeson as a businessman caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home. If you’re looking for a family-friendly movie, check out “Paddington 2”, it follows the immigrant bear, now happily settled with the Brown family, as he picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

WEEKEND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

Bordertown Casino & Arena

Jan. 12

Paul Bogart

Jan. 13

Derryl Perry

Buffalo Run

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Cherokee Casino Grove

Jan. 12

Risky Business

Jan. 13

George Bothers

Downstream Casino

Jan. 12

Travis Kidd

Jan. 13

Paralandra

Grand Lake Casino

Jan. 12

George Brothers

Indigo Sky Casino

Jan. 12

NightTrain

Jan. 13

The Rumor

River Bend Casino (formerly Wyandotte Casino)

Jan. 12

Bobby D Band

Stables Casino

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