U.S. Rep. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) will seek election to the U.S. Senate following Sen. Tom Coburn’s announcement that he plans to retire early next year.
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.
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.