It’s been a big week, Sooners. You dove right into your new spring classes and faced your first week back with aplomb. That calls for a little treat, if you ask us. Plan to add a couple of these entertaining events to your Sooner Weekend — because if anybody deserves to let their hair down for a night, it’s you.
Movie night in Meacham
Free movie night with your friends? Sounds like just the low-key kind of weekend plans you need to ease yourself back into the semester. You’ve got lots of chances to catch Brad Pitt in “Fury,” a 2014 release that depicts the final days of World War II in Europe: 6 p.m., 9 and midnight Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday in Meacham Auditorium.
Free Trivia Night at Opolis
Test your trivia mettle with Opolis’ free trivia night Thursday. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the questions kick off at 8:45. Can’t get enough of Opolis? (We’re not judging.) Check out the band Elms on Friday and Norma Jean Saturday.
Freeze Your Face-Off 5K
For those oddballs who love the cold (but we mean it lovingly), we introduce you to the Freeze Your Face-Off 5K in Oklahoma City. Register by Friday and get ready to shiver and shake your way to the finish line and raise awareness for severe mental illness. Cost is $30, and runners take off at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
National Geographic's RARE: Portraits of America's Endangered Species
Cold isn’t your thing? Well, we hear they turn the heat on in the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. One of our favorite wildlife photogs Joel Sartore is in the limelight there, showcasing animals most in danger of extinction as well as those that are making a comeback. It’s the last weekend to catch this one, so get to the museum between 10 a.m. and 5 Friday or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to see it.
My Generation: Young Chinese Artists
We’ve heard lots of buzz around this Oklahoma Museum of Art exhibit that is just about ready to head out the door. Take in all the artwork, videos and installation pieces by artists born after 1976. They “are ambitious, determined, and technically sophisticated with much to say about their homeland—positive and negative—and are able to navigate around the restrictions of censorship and cultural differences.” See the OKCMOA website for all the details.