Parents night out: May date-night options around the Valley

    Date-night options abound in May.

    Summer will arrive soon and kids will be out of school. That doesn’t mean you have to shelve date night. Check out these fabulous opportunities around town. You will be grateful for some couple time before the summer madness begins.

    Saturday, May 14: Adult Prom Night. Who says prom is only for kids? Relive a magical night with your date. Come dressed in your best prom attire and get ready to celebrate with caricatures, psychic readings, Atari lounge, Jenga, dancing and more. $15. 7-11 pm. Children’s Museum of Phoenix, 215 N. 7th St, Phoenix. 602-253-0501 or

    May 1-22: Return to the Desert: Celebrating 25 Years of Paintings by Dyana Hesson. A retrospective exhibition highlights the paintings of Dyana Hesson. She is known for her detailed oil paintings of flowers. Peruse this exhibit and also take in the sights of the garden. Free with price of garden admission. 10am-5pm. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix.480-941-1225 or

    Taliesin West
    Scenic view near Taliesin West. Photo: Lloyd Wright Foundation.

    May 20-22: Always a Bridesmaid. Catch this fun tale of four friends who make a pact in their senior year of high school to be in each other’s weddings. Get ready for some lighthearted fun and laughs. $16-$27. Times vary. ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. 480-596-2660 or

    May 21-22: ‘Giselle’ by Yen-Li Chen Ballet School. Witness a love story and graceful movements of this stunning ballet performance. Start the evening with dinner and then experience the passion and drama of this production. $10-40. 6:30pm Sat, 2pm Sun. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler. 480-782-2680 or

    Ongoing: Taliesin West. Combine scenic views and learn about the architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Visit this national historical landmark and explore the outdoors or peruse the home of one of the world’s most prolific architects. $19-$70. Tour times vary. Frank Lloyd Foundation, 12345 N. Taliesin Dr., Scottsdale. 480-627-534 or