We are all on the go so much now. Work, family, friends, worship and repeat. Add in planning a wedding and it’s easy to see how you can you can lose track of time and even people! Just yesterday it was January 1st and now we’re planning for Christmas, it seems.

While such a jammed packed schedule has become the way of life for most, it’s important that we don’t let our obligations keep us from those we love most, especially spouses or spouses-to-be. Date nights are more important than people realize. They help solidify the bond that you have created and allow time for you to remember each other as people and not just “husband/provider/protector” or “wife/helpmate/mom”.

Now that you’ve decided on getting all dressed up and hitting the town, what’s there to do? Well, thankfully for those of us in Southwest Louisiana, there’s never a dull moment around here! There are lots of options for entertainment to fit just about any couple’s interests and budgets.

1.Take a Class:
One of the most wonderful things about Louisiana is the role art plays in our culture. While it doesn’t run in everyone’s genes, there are some great local spots that provide the chance to awaken your inner Picasso.

WATERCOLOR CLASSES by Sue Zimmerman
November 7, 2017 – Recurring weekly on Tuesday until December 19, 2017
Times: From: 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Gallery by the Lake
Address: 106 West Pryce St. Lake Charles, LA Lake Charles

PAINTING WITH A TWIST
Prices vary by night, but they have tons of great offerings in November.
Nov 16: “A KING IS BORN”

Nov 20: “NUTCRACKER”

Nov 25: “PAINT YOUR OWN BLUE DOG”

Paint Studio #16
4421 Nelson Rd
Lake Charles, LA 70605

 

2. Enjoy the Art (instead of making it)
There are some great exhibits going up in SWLA and now’s a great time to grab you fiancé and maybe get some ideas for that future home!

Walnut Grove INSTITUTE ART EXHIBIT: Kim Allison-Hebert & Sarah Trahan
November 7, 2017 – Recurring daily until November 25, 2017
Times: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Walnut Grove Post Office
Address: 1490 Market Street Lake Charles, LA 70601

JONATHAN MOORE EXHIBIT
November 7, 2017 – Recurring weekly on Mon., Tues., Wednes., Thurs., Fri. until November 22, 2017
Times: M-F 9:00AM to 5:00PM Saturday by appointment
Location: Black Heritage Gallery,  809 Kirby Street, Ste. 207 (In the Central School Arts & Humanities Center) Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone: (337) 488-0567

 

3. Get in the Game
It’s that time of year! Football is in full swing, basketball is just getting underway and the weather is perfect to be outdoors.

MCNEESE FOOTBALL vs. NORTHWESTERN STATE
November 11 6 PM at Cowboy Stadium

MCNEESE MEN’S BASKETBALL
November 13 7:00 PM at Burton Coliseum (v. Ecclesia College)

November 22 3:30PM at Burton Coliseum (v. Champion Christian College)

November 25 at 3:00 PM at Burton Coliseum (v. Southern University New Orleans)

MCNEESE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
November 12 2:00 PM at Burton Coliseum (v. Southern University New Orleans)

November 19 2:00 PM at Burton Coliseum (v. LSU-A)

November 22 at 1:00 PM at Burton Coliseum (v. Grambling)

 

4. Get Into the Holiday Spirit
Christmas is rapidly approaching and there’s a few date night ideas that will help make you both merry!

MOSCOW BALLET’S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
November 10, 2017
Times: From: 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Location: Lake Charles Civic Center
Address: 900 Lakeshore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone: 1-800-745-3000
Admission: Tickets start at $28.00

Crave Gourmet’s “HOLIDAY PAIRING AND SHARING”
November 11, 2017 – Recurring weekly on Saturday until December 23, 2017
Times: From noon – 3 p.m.
Location: Crave
Address: 2801 Ryan Street, Suite 100 Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone: (337) 421-0040
Admission: FREE

November is clearly jam packed and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. You can check with the Arts & Humanities Council, The Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and the Central School for more ideas and events.

Let us know what fun Date Night Adventures you had this month in the comments below – Happy dating!

 

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