Weekend Radar

Your most trusted-trusted source for all-things Oklahoma City is back with its weekly feature, TLO Weekend Radar, highlighting a few of the most promising happenings in the metro.

We are here for you this Valentine’s Day weekend. Our picks will heat you up, scare your pants off and let you be the real dirty boy or girl you are.

Monster Jam
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Feb. 16 | 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Feb. 17 | 1 p.m.

Nothing says Valentine romance like the thrum of chugging engines and people-sized tires flinging rooster tails of mud, dirt, grime and grit. Watch real big trucks do real big truck things in an indoor environment appropriate for such shenanigans. This will be a nice change from watching real big trucks do real big truck things in the parking lot of Wal-Mart. Instead of parking like dicks or cramming themselves up your exhaust pipe, you can watch, wide-eyed, as trucks with names actually crawl over smaller, unsuspecting cars, shoot flames from places flames have no business being and jump off big dirt piles, while making as much noise as humanly possible.

Adele Wolf’s Burlesque & Variety Show Valentine’s Affair
Oklahoma Contemporary
Feb. 16 | 9 p.m.

I was so excited for all the raunchy jokes and double entendres I could write about a burlesque act, but, honestly, these are all incredibly talented and beautiful singers, dancers and aerial artists. I’d be the cheap whore, if I reached for the low-hanging fruit there. These women have spent countless hours perfecting the art of sultriness and seduction, through their performances and costumes — all while dealing with folks who may only be there hoping for a nip slip. This really is a great Valentine’s date at Oklahoma Contemporary. It is truly entertaining, sexy in all the right ways and pretty mood-setting. I can’t even get snarky about it. Just go and enjoy yourself.

Tunnel of Love
The Sanctuary
Feb. 15 & 16 | 8 – 11 p.m.

Oklahoma City’s premiere (and only) permanent haunted house turns the romance dial up to 11, by forcing togetherness through fear and preying on the fight-or-flight instinct. Wander through the same haunted house you went through in October but, this time, with the lights turned off. A Tunnel of Love used to be a wonderful opportunity to get a little physical closeness back in the day — when all forms of P.D.A. were guaranteed one-way tickets to hell. Today, they are a great way to kill a couple of hours before your dinner reservation. There is even a kissing booth, at the end. Snap an Instagram-worthy pic with the guy or gal who forced you through an experience rooted in terror, so they could “save” you. #munchausenbyproxy


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