You like to read, right? (Of course you do; you’re reading right now. Duh!) Then join your friends at the Friends of the Metropolitan Library System’s annual book sale, where you can peruse hundreds of thousands of books, magazines and more, many for $1 or less. The sale is open to the general public 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Oklahoma Expo Hall on the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, 3001 General Pershing Blvd. Call 606-3763 or visit metrolibrary.org.
If you were around OKC in the 90s, you know how much progress we’ve made because of the Metropolitan Area Projects, better known as MAPS. Local artists created works exploring the project’s impact as part of the MAPS 20th Anniversary Artist Projects exhibition, and an opening reception will be held 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday at Individual Artists of Oklahoma, 706 W. Sheridan Ave. The exhibit runs through March 15. Call 232-6060, or visit oklahoma.uli.org.
If you’re one of those who thinks they just don’t make ’em like they used to, you’ll want to check out B&B Theatres’ Retro Nights, a monthly film screening of a bona fide classic. The series kicks off with Vincente Minnelli’s Meet Me in St. Louis at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday at Windsor 10 Theater, 4623 NW 23rd St. Tickets are the retro price of $5. Call 917-2299, or visit bbtheatres.com.
Those still stinging from the 2012 NBA Finals have another shot at retribution, as the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat return to The ’Peake in a showdown of the league’s two best teams. See Kevin Durant and the Thunder take on LeBron James and the Heat 7 p.m. Thursday at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno Ave. Tickets are $163.20-$315. Call 208-4652 or visit chesapeakearena.com.
The Drowsy Chaperone is hardly a drowsy production. The Tony Award-winning musical comedy is a lighthearted, family-friendly show that recalls the best of the Golden Age of musicals. See University Theatre’s rendition 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Rupel J. Jones Theatre, 563 Elm St. on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman. Tickets are $15-$30. Call 325-4101 or visit ou.edu/finearts.
It doesn’t get more Okie than Red Dirt music, and Turnpike Troubadours are about as red as Red Dirt gets. See the band on the heels of its breakthrough 2012 album Goodbye Normal Street 7 p.m. Friday at Diamond Ballroom, 8001 S. Eastern Ave. Special guests Shinyribs will open, and tickets are $19-$24. Call (877)977-6849 or visit diamondballroom.net.