“Madagascar: A Musical Adventure Jr.” is on The Brass Ring stage this weekend with shows at at 6:30 p.m. today and Saturday and a 2:30 matinee Sunday. The second show of the Jim and Ida Williams Summer Youth Theatre, tells the story of Alex the Lion (Will Morris), Marty the Zebra (Lionel Wynn), Melman the Giraffe (Dylan Moen), Gloria the Hippo (Grace Norton) and the hilarious, plotting penguins ( Haylie Orr, Kylie Cox, Annalise Thompson and Ethan Savage) planning their escape from New York’s Central Park Zoo. These lovable characters find themselves on an unexpected journey to the wild and crazy world of King Julien’s (Carson Orr) Madagascar.
Tickets are $10 and can be reserved by calling (580) 226-9278 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

The public is invited to join visual arts patrons and participating artists in the closing reception for The Goddard Center’s 47th Annual Juried Art Exhibition from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.The event is free and open to the public. This year’s winners are: First Place – Traci Martin, Ardmore; Second Place – Kathleen Blake, Edmund;  Third Place – Marc Barker, Oklahoma City;Jeanne R. and Lawrence London Award for Excellence – Tonya Lowrence, Sulphur; Honorable Mentions — Salvador Jasso, Ada, Douglas Shaw Elder, Norman and Beth Dennis, Durant.
The exhibition brought in 177 entries, of which only 87 entries were juried into the exhibition. Entries came from Ada, Ardmore, Burneyville, Davis, Durant, Edmund, Kingston, Konawa, Lone Grove, Marietta, Norman, Oklahoma City, Roff, Sulphur, Tishomingo, Tulsa, Wanette and Yukon.

Wood and Wire will perform at The Goddard Center Saturday, following the closing and awards ceremony of the juried art exhibit Saturday. The bluegrass sensation Wood & Wire will take the stage 7:30 p.m. and features Tony Kamel, lead singer, guitarist and primary songwriter, Trever Smith, banjoist, Dom Fisher, bassist and Billy Bright, mandolin.
Sprouting from the rich musical soil of Austin,Texas, they've written music, recorded albums, and performed at some of the most notable festivals and venues across the country.
An “off-season” event, members of the Goddard Center do not receive free seat reservations. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students. Tickets can be purchased at www.goddardcenter.org, in-person or by calling the Goddard Center business office at (580) 226-0909

The Artesian Hotel in Sulphur celebrates summer with a community block party starting at 1 p.m. Saturday. The event will be held in the northeast parking lot along Vinita Avenue. Guests can enjoy music from a live DJ, participate in giveaways and have their pick from a variety of food trucks, including Grubb Hub, Aw Shucks and Normas.
Billed as a family-friendly event the block party is free and will conclude at 7 p.m.

Oklahoma Bluegrass Club, Inc., DEL CITY monthly concert and jam is Saturday in the event’s new location — Country & Western Heritage Hall of Fame, 3925 SE 29th St.  Featured bands will be Muddy Wings, Choctaw and Common Tyme of Oklahoma City,with an audience favorite “jammer, band and participant finale.” Jamming rooms available for musicians and singers (professional & amateur alike) - come jam.
Doors open at 6 p.m.  The concert begins at 7 p.m.Great heat/air, snack bar available.
General Admission is $8 for adults; OBC members $5; students, ages 14 – 16 years is $1.50, and under 14 years is free.