November Date Night Ideas and Events in Maryland

Adults want to have fun too! From opera to festivals, crafts shows and even Rumsgiving - here are some events and date ideas that are worth paying a babysitter to come watch your kids while you have some quality time with your partner or enjoy a fun night out with friends.

1 Thursday

Charm City Fringe Festival
1–11. Baltimore's 11-day festival of experimental theater and performance art. $10. Bromo Arts District, Baltimore. msac.org

Superfine! Art Fair
1–4. Fun, approachable, and chock full of art by local and global emerging artists. Thurs.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Union Market, Washington. superfine.world/washington-dc

2 Friday
Barber of Seville
Nov. 2 and 4. The Annapolis Opera presents “The Barber of Seville,” one of the most beloved opera masterpieces of all time, serving up laughs and amazing music. $25–$100. Fri. 8 p.m; Sun. 3 p.m. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis. marylandhall.org

Privateer Party
Dress up in your pirate’s Sunday best for a benefit party for Historic London Town & Gardens, featuring food, drinks, live and silent auctions, dancing, and, of course, rum tastings! $100. 5:30–9:30 p.m. Historic London Town, Edgewater. historiclondontown.org

Annapolis by Candlelight
Nov. 2–3. Tour privately owned historic homes and see how 21st-century Annapolitans care for and live in buildings built in the 18th–20th centuries. $40. Downtown Annapolis. annapolis.org

The Capitol Steps
2– 3. Get a good laugh out of politics with the longtime comedy troupe, Capitol Steps.
$36. 7:30 p.m. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C. capsteps.com

3 Saturday

Gifts and Spirits Series: Chocolate, Silk and Wine
Indulge with chocolate and wine and make a special gift for someone special. $25. 6–8 p.m. Montpelier Mansion, Laurel. pgparks.com

Baltimore Craft Beer Festival
This festival will feature the widest selection of Maryland craft breweries for a homebrew competition, where attendees will have the opportunity to judge their favorites! Plus live Baltimore bands, local food trucks, trivia, and corn hole, all to support Strong City Baltimore! $5–$80. Noon–5 p.m. Canton Waterfront Park, Baltimore. eventbrite.com

Jug Bay Run for Wildlife
Join The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Park Rangers for the 23rd annual 10K/5K Run for Wildlife for 3K Fun Walk. $20–$35. 9 a.m.–noon. Patuxent River Park, Upper Marlboro. pgparks.com

CASABlanca Gala
This black-tie event will feature dinner, dancing and a live and silent auction to benefit Anne Arundel CASA. Westin Annapolis Hotel. $175. aacasa.org

 4 Sunday

win5small 1First Sunday Arts Festival
The Arts Festival is held the first Sunday of every month from May 6th to November 4th on West Street in Downtown Annapolis. Free. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 1st block of West Street, Annapolis. firstsundayarts.com

The Price is Right Live Show
2–4. Come on down! Win cash and prizes at the interactive stage production of the longest running game show in television history. MGM National Harbor. 7 p.m. $92–$298. priceisrightlive.com

8 Thursday

Gallery Reception
Sip your favorite libation in the print studio and at the end of the evening, you can take home an original Neil Harpe etching that you personally printed! Wine and light snacks provided. $75. 6:30 p.m. Maryland Hall for the Performing Arts, Annapolis. marylandhall.org


9 Friday

Bountiful Harvest
Local chefs and caterers offer creative tastings. Silent and live auctions. Wear red, white and blue for Veterans Day. Benefits The Friends of the Lighthouse. $100. 7–10 p.m. Loews Annapolis Hotel. friendslhs.org

10 Saturday

Murder Mystery Dinner and Show
Exciting murder mystery dinner theater show with appetizers, dinner, dessert, coffee, and a cash bar. $89. 6 p.m. Chesapeake Beach, Chesapeake Beach. Resort & Spa. cbresortspa.com

Historic Oakland Holiday Craft Fair
Town Center Community Association holds its Holiday Craft Fair at Historic Oakland. This event features handmade crafts, gifts and food from more than 60 vendors. Free. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Columbia. msac.org

Rumsgiving
Kick off your winter bods with Thanksgiving Burritos, Turkey Legs, and more tasty concoctions. Wash it all down with featured rum cocktails and rock out to the best regional Indie Rock bands. $10–$15. 5 p.m.–midnight. Powerplant Live, Baltimore. mt.cm/rumsgiving

Washington National Opera: Silent Night
Nov. 10–25. As Christmas Eve falls on a World War I battlefield, enemy soldiers step into no-man's-land for one miraculous night of peace. Based on the true story. $35–$200. The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. kennedy-center.org

15 Thursday

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Meet and chat with whiskey distillers, master blenders, and other whiskey experts, then taste from a selection of more than 60 whiskies from around the world. Ticket includes access to the grand tasting and a commemorative glass. $59. 6–9 p.m. The Assembly Room, Baltimore. bmorewhiskey.com

Holiday Girls Night Out
Sample, sip and shop with your BFF’s, through the area’s premier Christmas shop decked out in exquisite holiday themes and get inspired to decorate your home inside and out! Free. 6–9 p.m. Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville. homesteadgardens.com

16 Friday

Love Stories, Oscars & Fairy Tales
Nov. 16–17. The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra will play live as Charlie Chaplin’s film The Rink is projected in the theater. $25–$90. 8 p.m. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis. marylandhall.org

10,000 Maniacs
Check out 10,000 Maniacs in their Greatest Hits Live tour. $55. 8 p.m. Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis. ramsheadonstage.com

17 Saturday

Billy Jonas Adult Show
The award-winning multi-instrumentalist Billy Jonas returns to the One World Coffeehouse for a magical mix of stagecraft and open-ended, anything-can-happen spontaneity. $15. 7–9 p.m. Columbia. brownpapertickets.com

Wine & Food Pairing, Thanksgiving Edition
This special Thanksgiving themed wine and food pairing class will feature many of the holiday's beloved culinary treats with just the right wines so you can do the same at home. 2–3:30 p.m. Bin 604, Baltimore. eventbrite.com

Holiday Open House at Willow Oak
17–18. Sample handmade teas and treats, view new Christmas items and ornaments, plus enjoy Christmas music, door prizes and holiday cheer. Free. Willow Oak, Severn. msac.org

 21 Wednesday

plantsPlants & Pints Night
Come get your hands dirty for a night of digging, planting, and fun! Follow along while the party host guides you step-by-step through creating glass bowl planters of succulents and pumpkins. $55. 6:15–8:45 p.m. Chesapeake Brewing Company, Annapolis. plantnite.com

Dranksgiving
It’s the night before Thanksgiving—spend a few hours of solace with friends and family members you like before having to spend an entire day with those you don’t! 6–10 p.m. Jailbreak Brewing, Laurel. jailbreakbrewing.com

23 Friday

#OptOut Hike
Join the growing movement to forego shopping on the day after Thanksgiving in favor of getting some fresh air and exercise. 9 a.m.–noon. Glendening Nature Preserve, Lothian. jugbay.org

24 Saturday

Willard & Wood: An Evening of Impossibilities
Join celebrated entertainers Willard and Wood for their full evening show in Baltimore. $45–$75. 8–10 p.m. The Grand, Baltimore. eventbrite.com

29 Thursday

Brewlights
Enjoy microbrews and craft beers while taking in the ZooLights winter lights! $55. 6–9 p.m. National Zoo, Washington D.C. nationalzoo.si.edu

Holiday Girls Night Out
Sample, sip and shop with your BFF’s, through the store’s Christmas shop decked out in exquisite holiday themes and get inspired to decorate your home inside and out. Free. 6–9 p.m. Homestead Gardens, Severna Park. homesteadgardens.com

30 Friday

Muddy Creek Artists Guild Holiday Art Show and Sale
Explore unique creations from over 40 local South County artists. Free. 11 a.m.–8 p.m. South River Colony Main Street Shopping Center, Edgewater. muddycreekartistsguild.org

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