1 The week starts off on a high note with watch parties springing up throughout the area and the country to catch a glimpse of the highly anticipated solar eclipse. From area churches, libraries, schools and civic groups, anyone that has paid attention during the last few weeks will likely be gawking at the sky today.
Beginning with a partial eclipse at 11:37 a.m., the expected 80 percent eclipse that will be visible in south central Oklahoma is expected to peak at 1:05 p.m. before returning to normal by 2:34 p.m. The full eclipse will not be visible in Oklahoma, for that you’d have to travel north to the Nebraska-Kansas state line. Make sure to use solar glasses or a pinhole box for viewing, staring directly at the sun can damage your eyes.

2 The Healdton Oilfield Days and Rodeo kicks off Saturday in Healdton. This annual event will have something for everyone, including a rodeo, parade and car show featuring classic cars, arts and crafts, food booths, entertainment, and children’s games.
Put on your cowboy boots and head over to the Healdton Oilfield Days and Rodeo spectacular. Don’t forget to send your photos to yournews@ardmoreite.com.

3 The Goddard Center kicks off its 2017-18 Performance Season at 7 p.m. Friday with renowned tribute band and rock sensation EagleMania! This performance will immediately follow a gallery reception for the exhibit “Juxtaposition” starting at 6 p.m.
EagleMania!, “The World’s Greatest Eagles Tribute Band,” did not earn their slogan by mistake. Dedicated to faithfully reproducing the music of The Eagles since their inception, EagleMania! has been thrilling audiences all over the country with their stunning five-part harmony and their uncanny ability to emulate the unmistakable, authentic sound of The Eagles.

4 Steven Tyler and the Loving Mary Band take the stage at 8 p.m. Friday at the WinStar World Casino and Resort. Tyler, the lead singer of Aerosmith, has toured the world since 1975, but  branched off into a solo career in 2015 that includes the release of a country album.
5 Two acts will take the stage Friday at Heritage Hall. Candlebox and Franky Perez are scheduled to perform starting at 7 p.m. Candlebox made its mark on the music industry during the 90’s grunge explosion with such hits as “You” and “Cover Me.” The group released a new album in 2016. Perez released his debut solo album in 2003. His most recent album was a collaboration with the band Apocalyptica.