Valentine's Fun in OKC




Valentine’s Events in OKC

Oklahoma City offers plenty of opportunities to celebrate love this February. All month long, the metro area comes alive with daddy-daughter dances, special date nights for couples and fun love-filled parties just for kids. Celebrate Valentine's Day in the OKC metro this month at one of these fabulous events. We've separated this list into two categories to accommodate parents looking for date night ideas and those looking for activities for their children. Don't forget to keep an eye on our calendar for even more family fun! For more information on the events below, including phone numbers and websites, click the name of the event.

[Editor's Note: This is a working list last updated Feb. 2, 2017, so check back often for new listings. If you know of a festival or activity that you think should be included, please email the listing information to calendar@metrofamilymagazine.com or leave a comment below.]

Date Night Ideas

Feb. 2

Chocolate Decadence at Hudson-Essex Loft Offices (825 N. Broadway Ave) features chocolate-inspired cuisine, smooth jazz, wine, champagne and a Valentine’s auction, in benefit of community projects in Automobile Alley. Guests must be 21 & over; business or cocktail attire is requested. $65-$100. 6 – 9 p.m.

Feb. 3 & 5

Verdi’s La Traviata at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave) features the classic tale of a courtesan in love with a young man who is above her station and some of Verdi’s most love music. The opera will be performed in Italian with super titles, and contains mature themes. $35. Friday, 8 p.m. & Sunday, 2 p.m.

Feb. 4

Rosa Roja Painting in the Gardens at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave). Create a unique piece of art featuring roses with instruction from Wine and Palette. Preregister. Members, $30; nonmembers, $35. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Taste of OKC at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center (429 E California Ave) features over thirty restaurants, an open bar, silent and live auctions and live music from My So Called Band. All proceeds directly fund Big Brothers Big Sisters. $150. 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Feb. 7 – 12

Pippin at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave) tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. For mature audiences. $23.84 - $83.45. Tuesday-Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30 & 7 p.m.

Feb. 8 - 26

Assassins at Lyric at the Plaza (1727 NW 16th St) features the fictional portrayal of the men and women who attempted (some successfully, some not) to assassinate presidents of the United States. $32-$52. Wednesday & Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday, 5 p.m.

Feb. 9 – 11

RIP’s Diner: A Musical Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at Sooner Theater (101 E Main St, Norman). Murder is certainly an off-menu special on this night, when a group of townies, travelers, strangers and the diner staff have to figure out which one of them turned the local jerk’s usual order into his last meal. Benefits the programs of Sooner Theatre. $75. 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 10 & 11

Defending the Caveman at OCCC Visual and Performing Art Center (7777 S May Ave) features a comical, insightful play about the ways men and women relate. $35. Friday, 7:30; Saturday, 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.

Valentine’s Day Celebration at The Artesian Hotel (1001 W First St, Sulphur) features live jazz music from Justin Echols. For ages 21 & up. FREE to attend. 8 – 11 p.m.

Feb. 10 – 12

An Affair of the Heart at State Fair Park (3001 General Pershing Blvd) is a three-day shopping event featuring art, clothing, antiques, collectibles, gourmet food and more. Three day pass, $8.  Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Feb. 10 – March 4

Fences at Pollard Theatre (120 W Harrison Ave, Guthrie) focuses on Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Parental discretion is advised. $15-$25. See website for show times.

Feb. 11

Cupid’s Undie Run at the Dollhouse (210 E Sheridan Ave) features a one-mile fun-run benefiting Children’s Tumor Foundation to #EndNF. $25-$55. Noon – 4 p.m.

FREE Silver Strings Concert at the Bethany Library (3510 N Mueller Ave) features a a special performance from the Silver Strings, a strolling orchestra with members from all three Putnam City high schools. 2 – 3 p.m.

Romancing the Zoo at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St). Explore the wacky courtship of animals and learn how the zoo plays matchmaker for species preservation. Light Hors d'oeuvres, adult beverages and dessert served. For ages 21 & up. Members, $40; nonmembers, $45. 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Hugs N’ Fishes Valentine’s Day Dinner at the Oklahoma Aquarium (300 Aquarium Dr, Jenks) features a romantic evening at the aquarium. Packages include aquarium entry, drinks, dinner, behind-the-scenes tours and more. $175 & up per couple. 6:30 – 10 p.m.

Valentine’s Night Out at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features champagne, food and live music and a strolling through the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory. For ages 21&up. Preregister. Members, $20, Non-members, $25. 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Feb. 14

Full Moon Lovers’ Walk at Martin Park Nature Center (5000 W Memorial Rd). See the park as our nocturnal animals do -- under the glow of the moonlit sky. This event is part of the Nature for Adults series. Dress for the weather; closed toe shoes required. Preregister. $10. 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Harkin’s Tuesday Night Classics presents The Princess Bride at Harkin Theatre Bricktown 16 (150 E Reno Ave). $5. 7 p.m.

Feb. 16 – 19

As You Like it at Mitchell Hall Theatre (100 N University Dr, Edmond) features a Shakespearean romantic comedy set in the Forest of Arden, performed by the College of Fine Arts and Design. $10-$20. Thursday - Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.

Feb. 17

An Evening of Art & Performance at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) features the gallery opening of The Unsettled Lens & After the Floating World: The Enduring Art of Japanese Woodblock Prints, refreshments, in-gallery performances and Oscar-nominate short films. Additional tickets needed for films. Members, FREE, nonmembers, $12. 5:30 – 10 p.m.

Feb. 17 – 19

OKC Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave) features the charming fairytale about the story of Princess Aurora, the evil Carabosse and the charming Prince Desire who pulls the Sleeping Beauty from her 100 year slumber. $15-$65. Friday & Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.  

Feb. 20

The Five Irish Tenors at Armstrong Auditorium (14400 S Bryant Rd, Edmond) takes audiences on a journey through the most beautiful songs in Irish folk tradition and American artist like Frank Sinatra, Bill Joel and Simon and Garfunkel. $31 - $71. 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 23 – March 5

Mr. Burns – A Post-Electric Play at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave) is a dark comedy exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another. $40. Thursday & Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30 p.m.

Looking for even more date night ideas, check out our guide to current museum exhibits.

 

Family Friendly Events

Feb. 1

Heart Tree Paint Away Class at the MAC at Mitch Park (2733 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond) features a basic social painting class for kids ages 6 & up. $12. 6 – 8 p.m.

Feb. 3 – 5

Victorian Tea at the Edmond Historical Society & Museum (28 E Main St, Edmond) teaches about the historical importance of teatime in the 1800s and the history of women in early Edmond. Includes savories, scones, sweets, and of course tea, as well as living history performers and favors. Victorian dress recommended. Best suited from ages 5 & up. $20. Friday, 4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.

Feb. 4

We Heart Animals Valentine Event at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St). Make Valentine's gifts for the zoo animals and your loved ones. All ages welcome. Members, $12; nonmembers, $15. 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Norman Daddy Daughter Dance at Embassy Suites (2501 Conference Dr, Norman) features a fun evening for little girls' and their fathers or father figures with dancing, music and refreshments. Ages 4-14 welcome. $15. 2:30 – 4 p.m.; 5 - 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Feb. 7

FREE High Tech Valentines at the Bethany Library (3510 N Mueller Ave) features a DIY card craft that mixes science and technology. Have fun making a card that actually lights up with learning how circuits work. Best suited for ages 9 & up. Preregister. 4 – 5 p.m.

Feb. 9

Valentine’s Day Animal Enrichment Event at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St) Watch your favorite animals’ curiosity take over as they sniff at, stomp on, munch or devour their unique enrichment treats made by their caretakers. FREE with admission. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

FREE Valentine Hand Warmers Craft for Teens at the Moore Library (225 S Howard, Moore). Create some cute heart-shaped hand-warmers. All supplies provided. For kids in grades 6th - 12th. Preregister. 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 10

Hanging Hearts Paint Away Class at the MAC at Mitch Park (2733 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond) features a basic social paint class for ages 6 & up. Preregister. 6 – 8 p.m.

FREE Fireside Poetry for Teens at the Norman West Library (300 Norman Center Ct, Norman). Hear a selection of original poetry from local teens. 6:30-7:30pm. 701-2644, www.pioneerlibrarysystem.org

Feb. 11

Heart-Y Succulent Wreath Workshop at Will Rogers Gardens (3400 NW 36th St). Create your own succulent wreath masterpiece to take home. Materials supplied. All ages welcome. Preregister. $35 per wreath. 10 a.m. – noon.

Bake Your Heart Out Kids Cooking Class at the Yukon Community Center (2200 S Holly Ave, Yukon). Learn to make delicious Valentine's Day desserts. For ages 10 - 15. $10. 10 a.m. - noon.

FREE Celebrate Valentine’s Day Learning Event at Lakeshore Learning Store (6300 N May Ave) features a Valentine Mailbox and a Kindness Catcher crafts, story time and more. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

FREE LED Valentine’s Cards at the Northwest Library (5600 NW 122nd St) features a DIY card craft that mixes science and technology by making a card that actually lights up. Best suited for ages 9 & up. 2 - 3:15 p.m.  

FREE Silver Strings Concert at the Bethany Library (3510 N Mueller Ave) features a special performance from the Silver Strings of Putnam City, a unique strolling orchestra with members from all three high schools of the Putnam City School District. 2 – 3 p.m.  

FREE Valentine’s Crafts at the Belle Isle Library (5501 N Villa Ave). Craft something special for someone special. All supplies provided. Best suited for kids ages 12 & under. 2 – 3 p.m.

FREE Valentine’s Day Mug Craft at the Norman West Library (300 Norman Center Ct, Norman). Decorate a mug for Valentine's Day using a vinyl cutter. All supplies provided. Preregister. For ages 12 & up. 4 -6 p.m.

Hugs N’ Fishes Valentine’s Day Dinner at the Oklahoma Aquarium (300 Aquarium Dr, Jenks) features drinks, dinnerm behind-the-scenes tour and more. All attendees must be 18 years of age or older. $200 & up. 6:30 – 10 p.m.

Feb. 11 & 12

Valentine's Day Dissects at Science Museum Oklahoma (2020 Remington Pl) features themed science activities including dissecting some Valentine's Day favorites, dipping roses in liquid nitrogen, and peering into a bisected sheep heart. FREE with admission. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Feb. 12

FREE Valentine’s Tea Party at the Edmond Library (10 S Boulevard, Edmond) features a whimsical afternoon of tea tasting and tiny treats. Best suited for ages 9 and up. Preregister. 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Feb. 13

Love Catchers Craft at the MAC at Mitch Park (2733 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond). Create a heart-shaped dream catcher meant to catch some love this Valentine’s Day. For ages 2-5. Preregister. $8. 10 – 11 a.m.

Feb. 14

FREE Valentine’s Day Story Time at Belle Isle Library (5501 N Villa Ave) features songs, books about the love filled holiday and a special craft. For ages 1-5. 9:30 a.m.

FREE Valentine’s Day Come & Go Crafts at the Norman West Library (300 Norman Center Ct, Norman) features some Valentine-themed craft fun for kids ages 3 – 12. All supplies provided. 6 – 8 p.m.

Parents Night Out at Andy Alligator's Fun Park (3300 Market Pl, Norman). Kids can enjoy supervised fun, food and games while parents have a night out on the town. $19.95 per child. 6 - 9:30 p.m.

Feb. 18

Edmond’s Daddy Daughter Dance at the MAC at Mitch Park (2733 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond) features a dance for daughters ages 3 - 12 and theirs dads with dancing, refreshments and a professional photographer. Belle and Gaston will be in attendance. $30; $10 each additional girls. 4 - 5:30, 6 - 7:30 & 8 - 9:30 p.m.  

Midwest City’s Daddy Daughter Dance at the Reed Conference Center (5750 Will Rogers Rd, Midwest City) features dancing, music and light snacks. Dads & their little girls can also enjoy carriage rides and professional photographer packages for an additional cost. For ages 3 - 14. $10. 4 - 5:30, 6 - 7:30 & 8 - 9:30 p.m.  

FREE Purcell Daddy Daughter Dance at the Purcell Public Administration Building (919 N 9th St, Purcell) features dancing, delicious food, door prizes and a fun photo booth. Space is limited; tickets required and are available at the Purcell Public Library. 5 – 7 p.m.

Oklahoma City Daddy Daughter Dance at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave) features an elegant daddy daughter dance at the historic Meinders Hall of Mirrors inside the Civic Center Music Hall, including music, photos, food, a prize for the "Maddest" hat and more. $35 per couple; $10 for an additional child. For ages 0-6 years, 3 – 5 p.m.; For ages 7 and over, 7 – 9 p.m.

Feb. 25

Mustang Dad Daughter Dance at Mustang Town Center (1201 N Mustang Rd, Mustang) features a beautiful night in Paris themed dance with music and refreshments. Tickets must be purchased in advance. $8. 7 – 9 p.m.  

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