Here are my picks for the Best Bets in central Oklahoma this weekend, as listed in Friday’s Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. For more events, go to www.wimgo.com:
1. Hear Oklahoma City psychedelic folk-rock band Horse Thief at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at The Blue Note Lounge, 2408 N Robinson Ave. Fellow Oklahomans Moongiant will open the show. Information: 600-1166 or http://thebluenotelounge.com.
2. See Lyric Theatre’s staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I” at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker. Information: 524-9312 or www.lyrictheatreokc.com.
3. Listen to soul band Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, plus special guest Avant, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Zoo Amphitheatre, 2101 NE 50. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Information: http://thezooamp.com or www.protixonline.com.
4. SHAWNEE — Watch the roping, riding, barrel racing and more as the annual International Finals Youth Rodeo concludes with performances at 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center, 1700 W Independence. Information: 275-7020 or www.ifyr.com.