Everyone needs a break every now and then, and parents are no exception! Whether date night, girls’ night or simply grown-up time, Oklahoma City has plenty of things to do, many of which offer the added benefit of helping some very worthy causes. Whether your passion is food, theater, art or something else entirely, our searchable calendar offers a wide variety of date night ideas for any day of the week. Check out our readers’ recommendations for a list of local favorite hot spots. And, if that wasn’t enough, here are our top five reasons to book a sitter this month!
This list is generously sponsored by Spontaneity Kid Care. Spontaneity Kid Care is OKC’s only drop-in child care center. Family memberships start at $20 per month and once your family is registered, you never have to worry about child care again. Parents love that Spontaneity is eco-certified and DHS licensed. They also have indoor playgrounds, webcam access and accept kids as young as 6 weeks up to 10 years old.
Through March 11
Oscar®-Nominated Short Films at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) features screenings of nominated short films including live-action, documentaries and animation. Discretion is advised, some films contain adult themes. Adults, $10; college students & teens (13-18), $8. See website for a complete schedule of showtimes.
A Raisin in the Sun at Civic Center CitySpace Theatre (201 N Walker Ave) features an award-winning drama centering on the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, working-class family living on the South Side of Chicago that defined a generation and changed American theater forever. $24. See website for show times.
Creative Watercolor Mixed Media Greeting Cards at Red EarthArt Center (100 N Broadway Ave) features a one-hour adult beginner’s class. Red Earth Emerging Artist winner, Amber L. DuBoise-Shepherd will teach you how to create your own personalized greeting cards. $30. 2 p.m. Also held March 25 & April 15.
OKC Philharmonic Classics Series: Sight and Sound at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave) features percussionist Evelyn Glennie. $27 & up. 8 p.m.
The Science of Sci-Fi at Sam Noble Museum (2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman) features an evening at the museum focused on the science behind some of our favorite science fiction classics. This program is suited for ages 12 and older. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. $30. 6-8 p.m.
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition presents Squid at Oklahoma Contemporary (11 NW 11th St). The production is a work of dance theater centering on the intimacy contained in the imaginary space of two people trapped at the bottom of the ocean. $15.67. 7 p.m.
Taste of Yukon at Dale Robertson Center (1200 Lakeshore Dr, Yukon) features a delicious food extravaganza with local and surrounding area restaurants. Adults, $15 in advance, $17 at the door; kids (10 & under), $10. 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Looking for at-home options? Restore the romance with these sweet and simple at-home date night ideas.