Cupid's Coming and Wants to Know What to Do In Frontier Country - Central Oklahoma Frontier Country

Cupid's Coming and Wants to Know What to Do In Frontier Country

Posted by Sherri Rogers, Executive Director on 02/08/2010

CENTRAL OKLAHOMA – Wondering what to do when "cupid" arrives on February 14?  Take advantage of the offerings from Central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country attractions, events and exhibits for some fun and romance!  Many attractions in Frontier Country are offering special activities and discounts throughout the weekend.

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Celebrates with a Special "Kiss" Valentines Weekend! 
            The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman celebrates Valentine's Day Weekend with a special "kiss" and two-for-one admission February 12-14.  The fun starts February 12 from 6-9 p.m. with free admission, hands-on Valentine's card making, live music by the OU School of Music and a short film by deadCENTER Film Festival as part of the monthly Art "a la CART" program.  While creating free Valentine cards, visitors will be serenaded with live flute and marimba duets, instrumental guitar and 20th century compositions.  A romantic sculpture by renowned 19th century artist Auguste Rodin is sure to add some heat to visiting couples.  Cast between 1887 and 1901, the famous embrace of Francesca da Rimini and Paolo Malatesta is captured eternally in Rodin's "The Kiss," on display through March 15.  Additionally, the Museum Store offers an impressive selection of unique and romantic Valentine's Day-themed gifts.  For more information visit www.ou.edu/fjma.com

Oklahoma River Cruises Present a Valentine's Day Sunset River Cruise
Escape the ordinary this Valentine's Day and enjoy a scenic sunset river cruise on the Oklahoma River.  Be whisked away on a romantic 90-minute cruise in an intimate setting while enjoying live music, savory hors d'oeuvres and beverages.  A limited cash bar with Champagne is available on board.  Space is limited so book today!  Visit okrivercruises.com or call 405.702.7755!  The trip is from 5:30-7 p.m. and cost is $35 per person.

Share the "LOVE" at Andy Alligator's Fun Park
Located in Norman at 1-35 and Indian Hills Road, Andy Alligator's is showing their love to you!  Get a $10 Gator Bucks Card and two-rounds of mini-golf for $10!  Grab a large pizza, a pitcher of soda and a $20 Gator Bucks Card for only $29.99 or for $20 more, you will get a $50 Gator Bucks Card along with a large pizza and pitcher of soda.  Whether you are looking for someplace to take a date on the 14th or wanting to celebrate with the whole family, visit www.andyalligators.com or call 405.321.7275 for more information.

Valentine's Getaway at Sooner Legends Inn and Suites
Wanting to get away without breaking the bank?  Take advantage of two overnight packages offered at Sooner Legends Inn and Suites in Norman on Saturday, February 13.  This truly one-of-a-kind hotel offers first-class accommodations and delicious dining.  The "Sweetheart" package at $119 includes a standard room featuring leather furnishings, fine linens and cozy bathrobes along with a $40 gift certificate for the restaurant or bar, hot breakfast buffet for two and a late check-out of 2 p.m. on the 14th!  A special treat is also provided in your room.  For $20 more, reserve the "Honeymoon" package and spend the night in one of their suites named after a "Sooner" great!  View their accommodations at www.soonerlegends.com.

Valentines Couple Golf at OU's Jimmie Austin Golf Course
Have you and your sweetie come down with "cabin fever"?  The Jimmie Austin OU Golf Course has just what the doctor ordered.  Located in Norman, they have a sweetheart of a deal for you on February 14!  For $112, enjoy a round of "Couples" golf for two, all-you-can-eat pancakes and drink along with unlimited use of their practice facility, golf cart and 18-holes of golf!   For more information, visit their website at www.ougolfclub.com.

Spend Valentine's Weekend at the PBR Built Ford Tough Series Express Classic
Looking for adrenalin high?  Cowboys and cowgirls mosey over to the Ford Center in downtown OKC to watch the best 8 seconds in professional sports!  Tickets are still available for this three-day event, February 12-14.  They can be purchased at the Ford Center or go to www.ticketmaster.com.

Plays, Dinner Shows and Concerts
The University of Oklahoma's A. Max Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre and The Sooner Theatre present Two-time Tony Award Winning Musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.  THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hilarious tale about overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.  Spelling Bee is rated R with mature themes and language.  All performances will be at the Sooner Theatre at 101 E. Main Street, Norman.  Tickets are available online, by phone and in person.  Box office hours are Tues-Fri, 10 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m.  For more information, contact the Sooner Theatre at 405.321.9600 or visit www.soonertheatre.com.

Now thru February 14, Lyric Theatre presents "Snapshots - A Musical Scrapbook".  You'll be one of the first in the country to see Snapshots, a brand new musical with a brand new concept from celebrated composer & lyricist Stephen Schwartz.  For performance times at the Plaza Theatre in Oklahoma City and ticket costs, contact Lyric at 405.524-9310 or visit their website at www.lyrictheatre.com.

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic announces the Tiempo Libre Program Valentine's Weekend.   In response to popular demand from orchestras and audiences, Tiempo Libre will premiere a new set of Cuban music with orchestral charts, arranged by Tiempo Libre's Jorge Gomez in collaboration with Raul Murciano.  Concert tickets range from $12-$65 and are available for purchase online at okcphilharmonic.org or by called the OKC PHIL ticket office at 405.842.5387 or by visiting in person at 428 W. California, Suite 210. Tickets are also available at the Civic Center Music Hall located at 201 N. Walker.  Visit okcphilharmonic.org for performance times and dates.

On February 14 at 8 pm at the Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond, enjoy the Band of the Irish Guards & Royal Regiment of Scotland.  The performance features Pipes, Drums and Highland Dancing entertain with marches, anthems, changing of the guards, music from the Royal Castles of England, Scotland & Ireland, highland dancing, broadswords and much more.  A real kid favorite!  Armstrong Auditorium is located at 144400 S. Bryant.  For additional information call for 405.285.1010 or go to ArmstrongConcerts.org.

Make your Dining Reservations Early
Mickey Mantle's Steakhouse, located at 7 S. Mickey Mantle in Bricktown/downtown Oklahoma City offers a four-course dinner featuring the creations of Executive Chef Daniel Nemec.   The elegant atmosphere sets the table for romance.  Call 405.272-0777 now to make your reservation for this truly one-of-a-kind fine dining experience.

Central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country is full of exciting and romantic activities to entertain cupid, you're sweetie or the entire family this Valentine's. For your free travel guide visit www.oktourism.com or call (800) FUN-OKLA.

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For Immediate Release: February 5, 2010

Contact: Sherri Rogers, Executive Director

Telephone: 405-232-6552

E-mail: [email protected]