If you’re looking for some entertaining events to do this weekend, you’re in the right place! We found all the fun happening in OKC, so mark your calendars to enjoy some local activities.
Happy Lunar New Year! The Myriad Botanical Gardens and Asian District Cultural Association are coming together to celebrate the new year. This daytime festival will be full of activities for the entire family, such as free crafts, cultural performances, face paintings, and even the chance to learn calligraphy and samurai sword skills. Make sure to stick around for the exciting Vietnamese lion dance performance by the Hung Viet Lion Dancers. Free, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Myriad Botanical Gardens, OKC.
Oklahoma City Home + Garden Show | Jan. 20-22
Looking to make some renovations to your home? Make your way to the annual Oklahoma City Home + Garden Show, with over 300 vendors with the latest tips and trends in home renovations, interior design and landscaping. Mike Pyle, designer and co-host of HGTV’s Inside Out, will be on the Fresh Ideas Stage to offer his advice and expertise on upgrading your home. $13 (free for kids 12 and under); Friday, 12–8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m–8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; Oklahoma State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd., OKC.
There’s nothing like live music! All ages are welcome to listen to some tunes this weekend at the Tower Theatre and Beer City Music Hall. Texas country singer Wade Bowen will hit the stage at the Tower Theatre Jan. 18; tickets are $30. Stop by Beer City Music Hall on Jan. 19 to watch OKC band Johnny Manchild and the Poor Bastards play a loud, invigorating show; tickets are $12. On Jan. 20, break out the checkered Vans for Emo Nite at the Tower Theatre; tickets are $16. 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23rd St., OKC; Beer City Music Hall, 1141 NW 2nd St., OKC.
Junior Forensics at Museum of Osteology | Jan. 21
It’s time to turn into forensic scientists! Students will have the chance to investigate a human skull and deduce details of the subject from its features, including any physical trauma or illness. All-day museum admission is included, along with free scavenger hunts and a Q&A with museum educators. Will you be able to crack the case and figure out what happened? This activity is recommended for grades 6 and up. $25, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Skeletons: Museum of Osteology, 10301 S. Sunnylane Rd., OKC.
Drop-In Art at OKCMOA | Jan. 21
Pop in for Drop-In Art activities at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art every third Saturday of the month. This month, young artists can create self-portraits from tissue paper. Once you’ve admired the finished creations, take a stroll through the museum and appreciate more art. Free with museum admission ($15 adults, $13 for seniors, free for kids 17 and under), 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Oklahoma City Museum of Art, OKC.
Devon Ice Rink | Jan. 18-29
As you get back into your daily routine, try a different kind of routine by ice skating at the Devon Ice Rink! Skate on 5,500 square feet of ice surrounded by the fall trees and city skyline before the season ends. After you finish circling under the magical lights, warm up with some seasonal food and beverages. $14 (skate rental) or $9 (no skate rental), 3–11 p.m., Myriad Botanical Gardens, OKC.