October date night ideas: Events and things to do in Maryland

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Maryland couples looking for a special date night or moms' night out can enjoy an Oktoberfest, a Halloween party and other special events in the month of October.

Check out our top picks for events worth hiring a babysitter for below.

Here come the mummies1 Sunday

Frederick's Oktoberfest
Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Bratwurst, Oktoberfest beer, German wines, dancing, music, children's events and more. $8-40. Fri. 6-9pm; Sat. 11am-10pm; Sun. 11am-6pm. Frederick Fairgrounds, Frederick. Frederickoktoberfest.com

4 Wednesday

Russian Masters
Oct. 4-8. Works reveal where classical ballet began and how these choreographers shaped and influenced the art form. Featuring The Washington Ballet Orchestra. $25-140. Check website for showtimes. John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C. kennedy-center.org

5 Thursday

Here Come The Mummies
Eight-piece funk-rock band that has opened for P-Funk, Al Green and Cheap Trick among others. $45. 8pm. Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis. 410-268-4545, ramsheadonstage.com


6 Friday

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Opening Night Celebration
Oct. 6-7. Showcases international music with Annapolis' own talent and style. Prelude party, concert and encore party. Food, cocktails, music and more. $175-250. 5:30-10pm. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis. 410-263-0907, annapolissymphony.org/opening-night-celebration-2017

7 Saturday

Riverside WineFest
Oct. 7-8. Over 20 wineries, live music, local food, activities and an artisan marketplace. $5-25. Noon. Sotterley Plantation, Hollywood. 301-373-2280, sotterlyplantation.com

Kitchen Guild Open House
The cooks of the Kitchen Guild share the secrets of cooking on an open hearth. Food included. $60. Noon-4pm. Riversdale House Museum, Riverdale Park. 301-864-0420, history.pgparks.com

8 Sunday

The Price Is Right Live
Play classic games from television’s longest-running and most popular game show. $56.50. 7-9pm. Weinberg Center for the Arts, Frederick. 301-600-2828, weinbergcenter.org

9 Monday

Clown Cabaret
Regional performing artists explore and stretch the art of clowning, drawing from modern, theatrical, circus, verbal, silent, musical and other disciplines. $15. 8-10pm. Capital Fringe, Washington, D.C. capitalfringe.org

12 Thursday

Taste of South County
Food samples from local restaurants, wineries and breweries. Live music by the Just Us Band, door prizes and more. $35. 6-9pm. Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater. 410-867-3129, southcounty.org

13 Friday

Sins and Secrets
Oct. 13, 20 and 27. Adults-only after-hours tour of Historic London Town and Gardens. Refreshments and drinks included. $25. 6-8pm. Historic Londontown and Gardens, Edgewater. 410-222-1919, Historiclondontown.org

Pumpkins on the Green Ungala
Food, silent auction, fun events, drinks and more. Supports environmental education. $140. 7pm. Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills. Explorenature.org

Whoopi Goldberg
Comedian, author, actress and activist Whoopi Goldberg performs stand-up comedy. $49-125. 8pm. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C 202-467-4600, kennedy-center.org

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