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 on Jan. 31, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below.]
American Bluegrass Masters at Armstrong Auditorium (14400 S Bryant Rd, Edmond) features mandolin virtuosos Sam Bush and Mike Marshall—two of the greatest names in bluegrass. $35 & up. 7:30 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 dishes from the best restaurants in Automobile Alley and beyond. Benefits the Automobile Alley Association. $75 & up. 6:30-9 p.m.
Groundhog Day at Rodeo Cinema (2221 Exchange Ave) features a screening of the film Groundhog Day. $10. 7 p.m.
On Your Feet! at McKnight Center (705 W University Ave, Stillwater) features the inspiring true story about heart, heritage and two people who believed in their talent — and each other — to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan. $27 & up. 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 2 & 3
Thursday Night Late Workshop at Oklahoma Contemporary (11 NW 11th St).Make a heart-shaped dish for yourself or as a gift. For 21 & up. $65. 7-9 p.m.
FREE First Friday Gallery Walk in the Paseo District (NW 30th & 27th Streets, Walker and Hudson Ave) features special themed exhibits, guest artists and a variety of live entertainment – all within walking distance. 5-9 p.m.
Yukon Chocolate Festival at Dale Robertson Center (1200 Lakeshore Dr, Yukon) features over 20 chocolate booths, a silent auction and awards for best-tasting chocolate and best booth décor. Proceeds from the festival benefit local park renovations and the Mabel C. Fry Public Library. In advance: adults, $12.50; kids, $10; Day of: adults, $15; kids, $10. 1-3 p.m.
The Great Train Robbery: A 1940s Radio Theater Show at Edmond History Museum (431 S. Boulevard, Edmond) features comedy, suspense and an original melodrama—all themed around trains. $15; kids (under 5), free. 4-5:30 p.m.
OKC Philharmonic Classics Series: Rite of Spring at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave) features pianist Daniel Hsu and the OKCPHIL performing Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and more. $27 & up. 8 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. Noon-4 p.m.
Tuesday Night Classics at Harkins Theatre (150 E Reno Ave) features classic films on the big screen such as Top Gun, The Notebook and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. $5. 7 p.m. Also held Feb. 14 & 21.
Nicole Moan Fashion Show: The Ceramic Corset Experience at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) features a fashion show with baroque, romantic-style ceramic corsets strutting down a runway. Event-goers will have the opportunity to enjoy a cash bar featuring floral-based cocktails by WanderFolk Spirits, eat pastries by Ganache Patisserie, view all OKCMOA exhibitions on display, meet Art in Bloom 2023 participating florists, and participate in a special ticket presale to Bubbles & Bloom. $10. 5-8 p.m.
Opening Celebration of The Art of Food at Oklahoma Contemporary (11 NW 11th St) features light bites from local chefs, a bar and music, plus than 100 artworks by 36 well-known contemporary artists, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jenny Holzer and Ed Ruscha. For ages 21 & up. $20. 6-9 p.m.
Thursday Night Late Workshop at Oklahoma Contemporary (11 NW 11th St). 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.
A Nice, Normal Neighborhood 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. 6:30 p.m.
Cirque du Soleil: Corteo at Paycom Center (100 W Reno Ave) features a theatrical performance with an engaging carnival atmosphere, comedy, aerial acrobatics, a unique stage set-up and more. $39 & up. Thursday & Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 3:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.
Grown-Up Arts & Crafts with Edmond Parks at the MAC at Mitch Park (2733 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond) features an evening of kid-free creativity. February’s craft is tree ring art prints. For ages 18 & up. $15. 6-7:30 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.
Cinderella at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave) features the story you know and love as Cinderella escapes her mean-spirited stepsisters and stepmother with the help of one fairy godmother. OKCPHIL will perform Prokofiev’s score live at each performance. $30 & up. Friday & Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Remember the Time: Flashback to the 80s Adult Prom at The Station Recreation Center (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) features dancing and light refreshments. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase. 80s formal wear encouraged. For 21 & up. $25; couples, $40. 7-9:30 p.m.
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. $40. Friday, Sunday & Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Sweetheart Ball at Embassy Suites by Hilton OKC Downtown Medical Center (741 N Phillips Ave) features dinner, dancing, games, prizes, silent auction and more. For married or engaged couples. Preregister. $150. 6-9 p.m.
Potato Dance World Championship at First Americans Museum (659 First Americans Blvd) features a not-so-traditional dance where couples position a potato between their foreheads and dance. The last pair standing with the potato aloft and intact wins. Free to attend, $10 per couple. 1-3 p.m.
FREE LOVE! on the Plaza in the Plaza District (1700 block of NW 16th) features local artists, live music, special events, local shopping and more. Noon-4 p.m.
Valentine’s Day Dinner & Performance at First Americans Museum (659 First Americans Blvd) features a three-course dinner and a 30-minute performance by OKC Ballet of “Spider Brings Fire,” a new classical ballet based on the book by Linda Hogan (Chickasaw) and a segment of “The Five Moons” ballet. Reservations required. $49. 5-9 p.m.
Trace Adkins – The Way I Wanna Go Tour at McKnight Center (705 W University Ave, Stillwater) features a special Valentine’s Day concert. $45 & up. 7:30 p.m.
Jesus Christ Superstar – 50th Anniversary Tour at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave) features a new mesmerizing production of the iconic musical phenomenon. Jesus Christ Superstar is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks of the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. $30 & up. Tuesday, 8 p.m.; Wednesday & Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30 & 7 p.m.
Dublin Irish Dance at Armstrong Auditorium (14400 S Bryant Rd, Edmond) features a brand new Celtic dance production by Irish and World champion dancers together with Ireland’s finest musical and vocal virtuosos. $45 & up. 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.
Clue! at The Cowboy (1700 NE 63rd St). Relive your childhood by playing the popular board game Clue, IRL, in the re-created 19th-century frontier town. Member, For ages 21 & up. $30; nonmember,$35. 7-9 p.m.
Oklahoma Mothers’ Milk Bank’s Pints for Premies at Oklahoma Blood Institute (901 N Lincoln Blvd) features beer tasting from sponsor, 405 Brewing Co., finger foods and a keepsake-tasting glass to take home. The year’s event also features Dr. Sarah Taylor from Yale School of Medicine. $35. 5-8 p.m.
Feb. 23-March 5
OKC Rep presents Superstitions at Oklahoma Contemporary (11 NW 11th St). An unlikely group of strangers intersect in this unconventional comedy about navigating personal and national terrors. $20-$60 + Pay-What-You-Can options. See website for show times.
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.
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. 6:30 p.m.
OKCPHIL presents An Evening with Kelli O’Hara at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave). Oklahoma native Kelli O’Hara performs with OKC Philharmonic, including an exciting 80th Anniversary tribute to Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! $27 & up. 8 p.m.
The Mark of Zorro (1920) Kilgen Organ Performance at Oklahoma History Center (800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr) features organist Christian Elliott. He will provide the accompanying music and sound effects to the American western silent film The Mark of Zorro (1920) starring Douglas Fairbanks. Member, $10; nonmember,$20. 7-8:30 p.m.
Lviv National Philharmonic of Ukraine at Armstrong Auditorium (14400 S Bryant Rd, Edmond) features the illustrious orchestra continues with pianist Oksana Rapita. $45 & up. 7:30 p.m.
Step Afrika! at OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center (7777 S May Ave) features the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. The show blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, traditional African dances and an array of contemporary dance and art forms into a cohesive, compelling artistic experience. $29 & up. 7:30 p.m.
Looking for even more date night ideas, check out our round-up of Valentine’s fun in OKC fill with at-home date ideas, reader-recommended date night ideas and our guide to current museum exhibits, plus this monthly round-up of the top 5 date night events happening each month.