January Date Night Ideas

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to have more adult time, we've got plenty of date night ideas. So whether you want some quality time with your significant other, or would like to try something new with friends we have plenty of options for you!

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New Year’s Day Yoga
Sweat into your New Year’s Day with YogaWorks in Federal Hill for HOT Vinyasa yoga. 9:30–10:30 a.m. YogaWorks Federal Hill, Baltimore. Yogaworks.com

First Day Hike on Spa Creek
Join volunteers from Spa Creek Conservancy in celebrating 2019 with a hike to the headwaters of Spa Creek. You’ll walk through restored areas of the creek and see beaver dams, a wooded marsh, skunk cabbage, bald cypress trees and signs of a creek on the mend. Dress appropriately for the weather with shoes you don’t mind getting muddy. Not appropriate for young children. Total hike is about 2 hours long. 1 p.m. Meet in the parking lot at the track behind Bates Middle School at Weems Whalen Field, 935 Spa Road, Annapolis. spacreek.net

3 Thursday
Ladies Night Out
BYOB and receive 25 percent off your pottery and glass projects. Reservations recommended. 5 p.m. Claybakers, Annapolis. theclaybakers.com

Phillips after 5: Getting Hygge With It
Warm up and get *hygge* with cozy crafts and atmosphere, sip on warm Glogg under the stars with blankets and heaters in the courtyard, while watching classic Swedish films and sipping a soothing smoky bourbon. $12. 5–8:30 p.m. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. phillipscollection.org

4 Friday
Better Late Than Never New Year’s DanceFeaturing, Tommy Lepson & The Too Much Sisters, this show is general admission seating. Free. 8 p.m. Pearl Street Warehouse, Washington, D.C. pearlstreetwarehouse.com

Matteo Lane from Comedy Central
See Matteo Lane, a New York-based comedian known for his performances on "Comedy Jam" and MTV's "Girl Code" and "Guy Code.” $20. 7 p.m. Drafthouse Comedy Theater, Washington, D.C. drafthousecomedy.com

5 Saturday
Twelfth Night Concert: Christmas in Amsterdam
Join award-winning, international musicians Elissa Edwards, soprano, and Anastasia Pike, harpist, for their annual Twelfth Night concert in the glittering 18th-century ballroom of the Hammond-Harwood House Museum in Annapolis. 6–9 p.m. $35–$40. hammondharwoodhouse.org

6 Sunday
Bach in Baltimore—Winter Fireworks
This Winter Fireworks concert features three grand works: Bach's Cantata 171, Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks, and the tenor aria from Bach's Cantata 91. Free. 4 p.m. Towson United Methodist Church, Towson. bachinbaltimore.org

GettyImages 99137822410 Thursday
Winter Lecture: Sharks and Rays of the Chesapeake Bay: Proving “Common Knowledge” Wrong
Want to learn about what’s under the water here on the Bay? This lecture, by Dr. John F. Morrissey of Sweet Briar College, will discuss the Chesapeake’s sharks and rays. $10, free for members. 7 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum, Annapolis. amaritime.org

11 Friday
Silent Sky
Jan. 11–Feb. 2. A "Hidden Figures" for the 19th century, “Silent Sky” is the true story of astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, who worked at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s. Not allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea, she joined a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer. $23. Check website for showtimes. Colonial Players, Annapolis. thecolonialplayers.org

Baltimore Restaurant Week
Jan. 11–20. Try somewhere new, go out to lunch, have a date night (or two). Two-course brunch and lunch menus range from $12-20, and three-course dinner menus range from $20-$35. Baltimore area restaurants. baltimorerestaurantweek.com

12 Saturday
80s Night: New Romance
The New Romance cranks out an incredible nonstop high-energy show. You'll know every song, dance for hours and sing at the top of your lungs. It’s your favorite 80s mixtape coming to life! 8:30 p.m. $20. Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis. ramsheadonstage.com

Drag Brunch
Get served like a queen, by a queen! Join Chanel Devereaux and her team of amazing drag performers from all over the DMV and enjoy a wonderful all-you-can-eat brunch buffet. $40. 1–3:30 p.m. Nellie’s Sports Bar, Washington, D.C. eventbrite.com 

13 Sunday
Paint Nite!
Head to Union Jacks for an afternoon of fun with friends, while painting a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork. $45. 1–3 p.m. Union Jacks, Annapolis. paintnite.com

17 Thursday
Gypsy at Toby's Dinner Theatre
Jan. 17–March 17
Set in the 1920s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, GYPSY explores the world of show business with brass, humor and heart. 6 p.m. Toby's Dinner Theatre, Columbia. tobysdinnertheatre.com

BSO Pulse: Dan Deacon
BSO Pulse brings together the worlds of classical music and indie artists. Dan Deacon is a singular artist who defies all genres and knows no bounds, with an immersive electronic-acoustic collaboration, including the world premiere of several new compositions. $25–$55. 8:30 p.m. Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore. bsomusic.org

GettyImages 87248810820 Sunday
Meatball Fest
The third annual Meatball Fest promises to be an afternoon of great food, killer meatballs, fantastic company, music and good times! There will also be raffles, giveaways and a meatball-eating contest. $35. 3–6 p.m. Pandola Learning Center, Baltimore. eventbrite.com 

25 Friday
Winter Wine
Join the Maryland Wineries Association at the B&O Railroad Museum for Winter Wine, an evening celebrating Maryland’s best wines and winemakers. Attendees will enjoy a curated lineup of award-winning, Maryland-appellation wine. $65–$85. 6–9:30 p.m. B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore. marylandwine.com 

26 Saturday
Bosom Buddies Ball
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by a three-course down dinner, silent and live auctions, and dancing, to raise money for breast cancer research through Bosom Buddies. $250. 5:30 p.m. Westin Annapolis Hotel. bosombuddiescharities.com

27 Sunday
Gaelic Storm
After more than two decades and over 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm—the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band—is looking sharper than ever with their latest release, Matching Sweaters. $40. 1 p.m. (all ages show); 8 p.m. 21+ show. Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis. ramsheadonstage.com

Oz Pearlman
Oz Pearlman was a 2nd-runner-up on “America’s Got Talent,” combining breathtaking magic, incredible mind reading, and audience-driven comedy to make every performance unforgettable. $36. 7 p.m. The Modell Lyric, Baltimore. modell-lyric.com

Beethoven and Shostakovich
The Orchestra’s resident piano trio, featuring Jason Love, Brenda Anna, and Nancy Smith, is joined by violinist Paul Li and violist Jennifer Williams for a program full of passion! From Piazzolla’s scintillating tango, to Beethoven’s jovial Fourth Piano Trio, to Shostakovich’s emotionally charged Quintet, you’ll be swept up in the many moods of this program. Free. 3 p.m. Glenelg United Methodist Church, Columbia. columbiaorchestra.org

31 Thursday
G. Love & Special Sauce
With their signature blend of Delta Blues, Hip Hop, Funk, Rock and Roll and Jazz, G. Love and Special Sauce have created their own funky stew of American music. $35– $40. 7:30 p.m. The Hamilton, Washington, D.C. live.thehamiltondc.com

 

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