The Lion King returns to Oklahoma City with the opening performance slated for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Thelma Gaylord Performing Arts Theatre of the Civic Center Music Hall. More than 85 million people around the world have experienced the awe-inspiring visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the uniquely theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular – and winner of six Tony Awards.
Tickets range from $35 to $147. The production will be staged through May 28. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays Tickets are available online at http://www.okcciviccenter.com/shows.php. or call (405) 297-2264.
The theatre is located at 201 N. Walker Ave.

Former NASA Astronaut John Herrington will sign copies of his new children’s book “Mission to Space” during a special reception from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the Ada Community Center. In 1996, Herrington was selected by NASA to become an astronaut. He flew as a Mission Specialist on STS-113 in 2002, logging over 330 hours in space and conducting three spacewalks totaling nearly 20 hours. This historic mission was the first to honor an astronaut as the first Indigenous person in space.
The reception will also feature other new titles and authors from the Chickasaw Press and White Dog Press. In addition, there will be a  silent auction to benefit the Vinnie May Humes Memorial Fund.
The center is located at  700 N. Mississippi Street.

3.Coffee With Cops will be 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall. Ardmore Deputy Police Chief Kevin Norris says there’s no set agenda and the event is relaxed and open to everyone. Coffee With Cops is a successful and popular event in various communities throughout the nation. Thursday’s event is the second Coffee With Cops in Ardmore.
“It’s an informal setting and coffee will be provided. There will be a variety of members of the department there — some officers, some administration. It’s basically just an opportunity for interaction — a chance for everyone to drink coffee and the APD to get acquainted with the public and vice versa,” Norris explained, adding conversation focuses on what citizens want to talk about.

Live Music on OKCMOA's Roof Terrace will feature Broke Brothers Thursday. The Roof Terrace will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. The band will start performing at 6 p.m. The Roof Terrace is described as “.. a great place to bring a date or to grab a drink with friends and colleagues. The atmosphere and the views are unlike anything else in Oklahoma City.  General admission is only $5 and Museum members can enjoy the event for free. In addition to the local live music, highlights include light bites, full bar and access to OKCMOA's galleries.
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is located at 415 Couch Drive.

Ardmore High School boys and girls varsity track teams will be competing in the OSSAA Class 5A State Track meet beginning on Friday at Miller Stadium on the campus of Yukon High School.Preliminary events will mainly take place on Friday with some finals in distance running and field events taking place. All events on Saturday will be finals.
Miller stadium is located at on South 8th Street in Yukon.