In what should come as a surprise to absolutely no one, Miranda Lambert dominated this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards nominations.
If you think you’re bad to the bone, you drink alone or you just flat-out love rock ’n’ roll, then you either work for Oklahoma Gazette or you’re a George Thorogood fan. Those who are the latter should rock out to George Thorogood & the Destroyers 8 p.m. Saturday at 7 Clans Paradise Casino, 7500 Hwy 177 in Red Rock. Tickets are $40. Call (866)723-4005 or visit okparadisecasino.com.
Two Norman artists in particular have helped shape the cultural climate at the University of Oklahoma: George Bogart and James Henkle. Oil and Wood combines their abstract paintings with sleek, modern furniture design for a uniquely expressive exhibition. It opens with a lecture by exhibit curator Susan Havens Caldwell 7 p.m., followed by a reception at 8 p.m. Friday at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm Ave., in Norman. The exhibit runs through Sept. 14, and admission is free. Call 325-3272 or visit ou.edu/fjjma.