Oklahoma City offers plenty of opportunities to celebrate love this February. All month long, the metro area comes alive with Valentine’s date night ideas for couples. Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the OKC metro this month at one of these fabulous events, both in-person and virtual.
[Editor’s Note: This is a working list last updated Jan. 6, 2022, so check back often for new listings. If you know of a date night idea that you think should be included, please email the listing information to email@example.com or leave a comment below.]
American Gold at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave) features a performance by the OKC Philharmonic. $27 & up. 8 p.m.
Feb. 8 & 15
Harkin’s Tuesday Night Classics presents The Phantom of the Opera and Sixteen Candles at Harkin Theatre Bricktown 16 (150 E Reno Ave). $5. 7 p.m.
Chocolate Decadence at Leadership Square (211 N Robinson Ave) features a decadent night of drinks, an auction and raffle, live music and savory and sweet chocolate tasting dishes from the best restaurants in Automobile Alley and beyond. Benefits the Automobile Alley Association. $75 & up. 6-9 p.m.
Thursday Night Late Workshop at Oklahoma Contemporary (11 NW 11th St) features an evening of grown-up fun, drinks and nibbles from Cafe Contemporary. In this spunky Valentine’s Day workshop, artist Darci Lenker demonstrates how to embroider a handkerchief with saucy doodles or risqué phrases. For 21 & up. $55. 7-9 p.m.
An Evening with Branford Marsalis at Armstrong Auditorium (14400 S Bryant Rd, Edmond) features the Branford Marsalis Quartet as they perform an emotionally wide-ranging and melody-driven collection. $25 & up. 7:30 p.m.
MURDER-Thon: Give ‘Til It Hurts at Sooner Theatre (101 E Main St, Norman) features a musical, murderously funny fundraising dinner and show for adults only benefiting the programs and productions of The Sooner Theatre. $75. 7:30 p.m.
FREE LIVE on the Plaza in the Plaza District (1700 block of NW 16th St) features artists, live music, special events, local shopping and more on the second Friday of the month. 6 – 10 p.m.
Sweetheart Ball at the Petroleum Club (100 N Broadway Ave) features dinner, dancing, games, prizes, silent auction and more. For married or engage couples. Preregister. $150. 7-11 p.m.
An Affair of the Heart at State Fair Park (3101 Gordon Cooper Blvd) is a three-day shopping event featuring art, clothing, antiques, collectibles, gourmet food and more. Three-day pass, $10; kids (12 & under), free. Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Valentine’s Succulent Wreath at Will Rogers Garden (3400 NW 36th St). Create your own succulent wreath masterpiece to take home. Materials supplied. Preregister. $40 per wreath. 9-10:30 a.m.
Shen Yun at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave) features a journey through 5,000 years of authentic Chinese culture. $93 & up. 2 & 7 p.m.
Valentine’s Skate at SkateGalaxyOKC (5800 NW 36th St) features an evening of skating with special activities like couples skating, shout outs and candy grams. Singles, $15; couples, $25. 7 p.m. – midnight
Valentine’s Forensic Date Night at Skeletons: Museum of Osteology (10301 S Sunnylane Ave). Through a hands-on activity, learn to “read” the features of a human skull to determine: age, sex and trauma. $35. 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Valentine’s Succulent Wreath at Will Rogers Gardens (3400 NW 36th St). Create your own succulent wreath to take home. Materials supplied. Preregister. $40 per wreath. 9-10:30 a.m.
Bernadette Peters Valentine’s Day Special at the McKnight Center for the Performing Arts (705 W University Ave, Stillwater) features one of the great and enduring icons of Broadway musical theater as she performs a special setlist for Valentine’s Day. $45 & up. 7:30 p.m.
Cabaret: A Night of Song and Dance at Oklahoma Christian (2501 E Memorial Rd) features musical production by OC students. Enjoy popular songs from a variety of musicals. $12. 7:30 p.m.
Third Thursday: Adult Night at Mix-Tape at Factory Obscura (25 NW 9th St). Factory Obscura stays open late to give grown-ups the run of the experience on the third Thursday of each month. For ages 18 & up. $15. 7 – 9 p.m.
An Evening with Bruce Dickinson at the Hudiburg Chevrolet Center (6000 S Prosper Blvd, Midwest City) features a performance and Q&A session with the storied musician. $44 & up. 7:30 p.m.
Made in the U.S.A. at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave) features four ballets by famous American choreographers. $38 & up. Friday & Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Taste of OKC at Oklahoma City Convention Center Ballroom (100 Mick Cornett Dr) features tastes and sips from 30 of Oklahoma City’s most popular restaurants, plus live and silent auctions, cocktails and music. Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters. $200. 6 p.m.
FREE Czech & Czech Mate by the Oklahoma Chamber Symphony at First Baptist Church (1201 N Robinson) features an hour concert performed by experienced orchestral players and college music students beginning their professional music careers. Masks are required; social distancing is encouraged. 7:30-8:30 p.m.
The King’s Singers at Armstrong Auditorium (14400 S Bryant Rd, Edmond) features a unique collection of pieces that span the globe—from the Reformation age to South African freedom songs, from the Scottish Highlands to the American civil rights movement. $35 & up. 7:30 p.m.
Simply Indie Film Fest at Showbiz Cinemas (3001 Market St, Edmond) features a variety of independent films, screenplays, music videos and photography. Individual tickets, $5; day passes, $10 & up. See website for schedule.
OKC Midtown Rotary Spelling Bee(r) at Tower Theatre (425 NW 23rd St) features a delightful evening of spelling fun, a silent auction and local brews. $55 & up. 6-11 p.m.
SMO: Laws of Attraction at Science Museum Oklahoma (2020 Remington Pl). Explore how people, plants and animals attract a mate, or if you prefer, repel one. The group will also take a peek at reproduction in some unusual ways. Preregister. For ages 21 & up. $21-$35. 7-10 p.m.
The Ten Tenors at OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center (7777 S May Ave) features the dynamic Australian music ensemble performing romantic, soulful ballads and chart-topping pop and rock songs. $17 & up. 8 p.m.
Feb. 25 & 26
The Music of Whitney Houston at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave) features an evening of Houston’s biggest hits, including Saving All My Love, How Will I Know?, Where Do Broken Hearts Go and of course, I Will Always Love You performed by the OKC Philharmonic. $27 & up. 8 p.m.