1 The 3rd Annual United Way BBQ Showdown opens at 6 p.m. today at the Santa Fe Train Depot in historic downtown Ardmore. Tonight there will be live music by Strongwood and authentic Cajun food for $10 person person.
Saturday the showdown will continue from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and features competition BBQ for $10 per plate. The Blue River Car Club will be on site with a free car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and there will also be a kids play area.

2 The annual Wynnewood Open Rodeo begins at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday on the Roundup Club grounds. The rodeo features “must-see” events like bronc riding, barrel racing, team roping, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, bull riding. In addition there’s  a parade at 5 p.m. Saturday and, of course, the anticipated crowning of the Rodeo Queen.
The roundup grounds are located at 13764 E. Allen St.

3 The Photography of Kelli Brown, of the historic R.A. Brown Ranch, is currently on display at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan. Dramatic landscapes, cowboys, cowgirls and horses — all part of the everyday life on the historic working ranch in Throckmorton, Texas, and captured through  Brown’s lens. Originally from Nebraska, now a dedicated Texas cowgirl and co-owner with her husband, Donnell, of the ranch. The history of the ranch will also be a part of this exhibit.
The center is located at 1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway.

4 The Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival presents “Leading Ladies”, a comedy filled with misdirection, laughter, and some roller-skating. “Leading Ladies” will be performed  at 7:30 p.m. Saturday with other performances set at the same time July 13  and 15 in  the Visual and Performing Arts Center on Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s campus in Durant.
Tickets to “Leading Ladies” or any other Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival productions, can be purchased by visiting the Visual and Performing Arts Center box office, calling at (580) 745-2696, or online at www.oklahomashakes.com.

5 Summer Saturdays at the Museum of Osteology offers fun and educational activities for children and adults from 1 to 4 p.m. at 10301 S. Sunnylane Road in Oklahoma City.
The museum is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to learn about skulls and skeletons through hands-on exploration. Students of all ages get the unique opportunity to examine real animal bones during interactive programs in the hope the activities will inspire participants and encourage them to develop an interest in the sciences. Some activities will include; create your own clay footprint, skull identification, bone atlatl spear throwing, animal CSI, human skull CSI and more.