Find the perfect gift for your significant other ahead of time starting at 10 a.m., Feb. 1-2, at Mother Road Market’s, 1124 S. Lewis Ave., SweetheART Show. Buy from local vendors, artists and crafters and make your own valentine at the card station.

Celebrate the holiday with your kids at Valentine’s Day Kids Chocolate Cooking Class at 1 p.m., Feb. 2, at Mother Road Market, 1124 S. Lewis Ave. Follow along as the kids make candies in molds, chocolate mousse, chocolate soda, Oaxacan chicken and decorated brownie hearts. $32.

If your partner is also your dance partner, Swing Tulsa Style has the perfect date night for you with their Valentine’s Day Dance at 7 p.m., Feb. 8, at the Clubhouse of Tulsa, 2735 S. Memorial Drive. Grab your partner and your dancing shoes and get ready for a night of all-levels welcome dancing.

Make the perfect gift at All Things Cake, 6808 S. Memorial Drive, at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m., Feb. 9, or 6 p.m., Feb. 11, at the Valentine’s Day Cookie Workshop. The two-hour class will teach you how to decorate cookies with royal icing, and you’ll walk away with the perfect gift for friends, family or partners. $45.

Pick up a beautiful bouquet for your sweetie at the Valentine’s Day Flower Sale at Mother Road Market, 1124 S. Lewis Ave. Starting at 10 a.m., Feb. 13-14, local florist Natasha Fraser of Natasha Erica Event Styling will create fresh floral arrangements all day.

For the crafty couple, Date Night Stained Glass will be at 7 p.m. on Feb. 14, at Tulsa Stained Glass, 4131 S. Sheridan Road. This three-hour beginner’s class will teach you the basics about glass, design, cutting, soldering and assembly. Create something beautiful with your partner that you get to take home and hang in the window. $45.

I AM Yoga, 2633 E. 15th St., Suite D, will offer a Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga for the fit couple at 7 p.m., Feb. 13, and 5:45 p.m., Feb. 14. Follow instructor Melissa Joy Cameron through this 75-minute class consisting of connected yoga flow and even a few basic acro yoga poses. Don’t worry, the class is still beginner friendly. $35.

Glacier Bean to Bar, 209 E. Archer St., delivers a night complete with a six-course meal crafted by Amanda Simcoe and Joel Bein for you and your partner at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 14. Each dish contains chocolate from Glacier and you’ll be treated with a box of Glacier Chocolate to take home. $165, each.

The Black Wall Street Market presents the inaugural Nubian Sweetheart Dinner and Dance at 8 p.m., Feb. 14, at the 36th Street North Event Center, 1125 E. 36th St. N. Proceeds from the event benefit programs to teach children in the community to grow their own produce. Dress semi-formal or in your Dashiki and enjoy the music of the Keeping It Real Band. Couples, $20; single, $15.

For the music lovers, head over to Mercury Lounge, 1747 S. Boston Ave., at 10 p.m., Feb. 14, for local twang-punks Hummin’ Bird’s tour kick-off show. Hummin’ Bird is supported by locals The Dull Drums and Fiscal Spliff from Little Rock. $5.

Skip the Valentine’s crowd and wait an extra day to see the opening night of August: Osage County at 8 p.m., Feb. 15, at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Second St. Witness the bonds of family being tested in this frighteningly poignant show that proves the deepest scars come from the ones you love the most. $24-$39.

If you’re done with Valentine’s Day and want to laugh about the silliness of it all, join Laughing Matter Improv for Love is in the Air at 8 p.m., Feb. 15, at PH Community House, 306 S. Phoenix Ave. Laughing Matter is a live comedy show using suggestions from the audience to create a fun evening for everyone. All ages are welcome, the show will be PG-rated. $8. 

Mardi Gras Events

Tulsa Club Hotel, 115 E. Fifth St., hosts a lively party at 6 p.m., Feb. 21, with New Hope Mardi Gras Gala to benefit New Hope Oklahoma. $150-$10,000.

The Blue Dome District (East Second Street and South Elgin Avenue) turns into a block party at 7 p.m., Feb. 22, for the 10th annual Blue Dome Mardi Gras Parade. The parade will be followed by fun all around the Blue Dome.

Celebrate Mardi Gras with a masquerade benefiting Oklahomans for Equality beginning at 7 p.m., Feb. 22, at Enso Bar, 104 S. Detroit Ave., and Unicorn Club, 222 E. First St. $35-$50.

Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma presents the 15th annual Cooking Up Compassion at 6 p.m., Feb. 22, at the Cox Business Center, 100 Civic Center. The event boasts food by local chefs, live music and more. $150-$100,000.

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