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!
Denise Lee Pressure Makes Diamonds at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a collection of songs from such artists as Kirk Franklin, Carrie Underwood, Bonnie Raitt, Martina McBride and spoken word from poets Maya Angelou and Amanda Gorman. $65. Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.
Third Thursday Adult Night at Mix-Tape at Factory Obscura (25 NW 9th St). Factory Obscura is staying open late to give grown-ups (18+) the run of the experience. $17. 7-10 p.m.
Night Market at Scissortail Park (801 S Robinson Ave) features local vendors throughout the park as well as bar service, food trucks, live music and more. 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Roman House Hunters International Virtual Class with the Oklahoma City Museum of Art (Zoom) will introduce you to the known villas that were certainly among the hundreds that remain unexcavated. It includes the Portus Julius near Naples, now underwater, but can be explored by SCUBA divers, the newly discovered luxury villa at Positano on the Amalfi Coast, and the Boscoreale villa, discovered in the forest, which was certainly meant to be a luxurious retreat back to nature. Members, $30; nonmembers, $40. 7 p.m.
Apr. 30 – May 1
Blockbuster Broadway at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave) features all the show-stopping tunes you love from Broadway’s biggest blockbusters including Broadway hits Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, Annie, Jersey Boys, The Sound of Music, Chicago, CATS, The Lion King, A Chorus Line and more. A limited number of tickets are available and a digital stream will also be available on May 2. $24 & up. 8 p.m.
Looking for at-home options? Restore the romance with these sweet and simple at-home date night ideas.