When it comes to spending quality family time with teens and tweens, it can be more challenging to find fun activities that older kids will love. Thankfully, Oklahoma City has plenty of activities and events to keep them entertained. We’ve hand-picked the best events to keep your older kids having fun all month long. Oklahoma City has something special for everyone!
Here are our top 5 picks for things to do with teens & tweens this month:
Hairspray at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave) features the story of 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore when she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. The production includes the hit songs “Welcome to the 60s,” “Good Morning Baltimore” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat.” Best suited for ages 8 & up. $30 & up. Tuesday-Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30 & 7 p.m.
FREE Norman Film Festival at The Depot (200 S Jones Ave, Norman) and other locations in Downtown Norman features a showcase of feature and short films including Mama Bears and Oklahoma-made short films and music videos showcases. See website for schedule.
FREE Busker Street Fair at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a celebration of the international history of busking artists with music, art and live theatrical performances. Performers include a cellist, human statues, dancers, stilt walkers and more. 6-9 p.m.
FREE Deep Deuce Director’s Cut in Deep Deuce (24 NW 4th St) features an outdoor screening of the 1996 Oklahoma-based classic film, Twister (PG-13). Members of the KWTV News 9 weather team and their storm tracker trucks will be on-site and available for photos before the film begins. The evening will include a red carpet photo op, free movie snacks and limited-edition giveaways while supplies last, plus food trucks. Attendees are invited to dress up like their favorite characters. 8 p.m.
FREE Open House Weekend at Oklahoma Contemporary (11 NW 11th St) features a curated weekend filled with one-of-a-kind arts experiences, including the opening celebration for La casa que nos inventamos: Contemporary Art From Guadalajara, performances from and talks with La casa artists, art-making, music and more. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
FREE Scissortail Park Takes Flight Grand Opening Weekend at Scissortail Park South (403 SW 10th St) features guided tours, children’s programming, music and dance, health and wellness activities, as well as a concert by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. See website for schedule.