Prairie Pursuits: Knife Making — Learn the art of knife-making through studying topics including steel selection, hand-forging the blade, filling a finishing, heat-treatment and handle selection and fitting. Some hand tools are required. For ages 16 and up. Feb. 8 from 6-9 p.m., Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers. Cost is $140 per member, $150 per non-member. For more, call 317-776-6000 or visit connerprairie.org.
Celebrations of Creativity and Craftsmanship — Continuing the series housed in the Museum of Miniature Houses, Celebrations of Creativity and Craftsmanship features author Sydney Scrogham as she reads passages from her book, “Chase,” published in 2015. Sydney loves creating happy endings and has been writing since she was 12. Scrogham is a new resident to the Indianapolis area and is thinking of having one of her books take place in Indianapolis. Feb. 8 at noon, Museum of Miniature Houses & Other Collections, 111 E. Main St., Carmel. Free admissions, donations accepted. For more, call 317-575-9466 or visit museumofminiatures.org.
‘Suite Surrender’ — In this play by Michael Mckeever, it’s 1942, and the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel is under siege as two of Hollywood’s biggest divas fight for the same suite. With mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and one pampered little lap dog, this comedic love tribute to the ’30s and ’40s is sure to be an entertaining evening. Friday-Sunday, Feb. 10-26, Carmel Community Playhouse, 14299 Clay Terrace Blvd., Suite 140, Carmel. Cost is $16. For more, visit carmelplayers.org.
Play Date Night — Want to enjoy a night out, but have kids? Finding a good babysitter can drain your energy and your wallet. That’s why Fishers Parks & Recreation is offering a new program that allows parents to enjoy a kid-free evening while your children are having some fun. A new drop-off program, Play Date Night, offers your children ages 2-12 an opportunity to play games and create Valentine crafts. Refreshments are provided but kids should have dinner before they arrive. Parents, you can drop them off as early as 5 p.m. but plan to pick up your children promptly at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 10 from 5-9:30 p.m., Roy G. Holland Memorial Park, 1 Park Dr., Fishers. Cost is $20 for residents. For more, call 317-595-3150.
Valentine’s Date Night — Don’t let this Valentine’s Day be another typical “Hallmark holiday.” Take part in art-infused events and activities that go beyond candy hearts and red roses. Date Nights are for adult couples and friends to enjoy a range of artist-led art projects, live performances, snacks and a wine and beer bar. Feb. 10-14 from 6-9 p.m., Nickel Plate Arts Campus, 107 South 8th St., Noblesville. Cost is $10 per couple’s activity, or $50 for all couple’s activities. For more, call 317-452-3690 or visit nickelplatearts.org.
Parents’ Night Out — Parents, are you ready to have a fun night without the kids? Take advantage of Parents’ Night Out at Zion Nature Center. Your children will take part in nature-themed activities and crafts and will enjoy a tasty snack while you do whatever you’d like on your night off. Space is limited, so please register by Feb. 9. Kids ages 4-12 only please. Feb. 11 from 6-9 p.m., Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St., Zionsville. Cost is $20 per child. For more, call 317-873-8950 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Studio Theatre: It Shoulda Been You — It’s your last chance to see the Indiana premiere. Broadway’s wild musical farce with blushing brides, nervous grooms, overbearing moms and unexpected guests have made their way to the Studio Theater stage. Come and see how the sister of the bride saves the day even when it looks like it’s all fallen apart in this romantic comedy. It’s a wedding day you’ll never forget, where anything that can go wrong does and love pops up in mysterious places. Feb. 12, The Studio Theater at the Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Center Green, Carmel. For more, call 317-843-3800 or visit thecenterpresents.org.
The Belfry Theatre presents: ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’ — A man makes his business dreams come true through an extravaganza of music and dance in this musical satire of corporate life. This is the last showing. Feb. 12, The Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville. Cost is $12-$15. For more, call 317-773-1085 or visit thebelfrytheatre.com.
Drawing Class — Learn to improve your artistic skills in this art class for all skill levels. Nickel Plate artist Eric O’Dell will provide subject matter and provide tips. Nickel Plate Arts will provide the necessary materials, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials as well. Must be 15 or older. Beginners are welcome. Mondays, Jan. 9-Mar. 14, from 7-9 p.m., Nickel Plate Arts Campus, 107 South 8th St., Noblesville. Cost is $110. For more, call 317-452-3690 or visit nickelplatearts.org.
St. Valentines Dinner — Enjoy an exquisite, romantic dinner in the tearoom this Valentine’s Day. You and your loved one will dine on a luxurious six-course meal and sip champagne. The meal features cream of chicken soup, lovers strawberry salad, beef Wellington, potatoes and geg, chocolate raspberry Tort, shortbread hearts, coffee/tea and mints and a glass of champagne. Booking is being taken in advance. Feb. 14 from 6-8 p.m., Tina’s Traditional Old English Kitchen, 30 N. Rangeline Rd., Carmel. Cost is $120 per couple. For more call 317-565-9716 or visit tinastraditional.com/events.