Benjamin Lytal has titled his debut novel, A Map of Tulsa, after his hometown. A coming-of-age story set in late-’90s T-Town, it has been dubbed a Catcher in the Rye for “Internet-suckled American youth” by industry bible Publishers Weekly. Lytal will sign copies from 6:30 to 8 p.m. tonight at Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 Northwest Expressway in 50 Penn Place. Call 842-2900 or visit fullcirclebooks.com.
The goal: Ten moms of children with cancer want to raise $50,000 to go toward finding a cure. The idea: Shave their heads. Banding together as 10 Strong, the mothers’ group will lose their locks at a St. Baldrick’s Foundation event at 1 p.m. Sunday at VZD’s Restaurant & Club, 4200 N. Western. Call 524-4203 or visit vzds.com.
Top Chef fan-favorite contestant Chris Crary will share kitchen tips and healthy recipes as part of the OKC Home & Outdoor Living Show, scheduled for Friday through Sunday at State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing. Plus, more than 200 exhibitors and 500 experts are on hand to provide ideas for remodeling, home improvement and outdoor living. Admission is $9; children under 12 are free. Call 800-466-7469 or visit homeshowokc.com.
Renowned for his “Bad Reputation” (and it isn’t just talk, talk, talk), singer-songwriter Freedy Johnston brings his personal power pop tonight to The Blue Door, 2805 N. McKinley. Opening the 8 p.m. show are Kevin Bowe + the Okemah Prophets. Tickets are $20. Call 524-0738 or visit bluedoorokc.com.
St. Patrick’s Day isn’t until Sunday, but Saturday is when Bricktown celebrates it with a 22nd annual block party! From noon to midnight at Sheridan and Oklahoma avenues, enjoy continuous live music from the likes of Laura Leighe pictured and Super Freak. The parade runs from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is free, whether or not you’re wearing green. Visit bricktownokc.com.