August 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 a live concert or music festival, murder mystery dinner, festivals and other special events in the month of August.

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

Be sure to take a peek at our full August calendar for more ideas and our Summer Concert Roundup for some more outdoor fun.

1 Mondayphantom of the opera

The Phantom of the Opera
Select dates Aug. 1-20. Fresh take on the production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s perennial classic. $25-149. Performances at 1 and 7pm. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC. 202-467-4200,

2 Tuesday

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged
Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Lighthearted performance from the Annapolis Shakespeare Company. $30. 7:30pm. Reynolds Tavern Courtyard, Annapolis. 410-415-3513,

4 Thursday

Date Night Movies on the Potomac
“Remember the Titans.” Rated PG. Shown on the Plaza screen. Bring chairs. Free. 7 p.m. National Harbor.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert
Aug. 4-6. Baltimore Symphony performs every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™. Audiences will be able to watch the film in high-definition on a giant screen. $45-75. 7:30pm. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. 410-783-8000,

5 Friday

Annapolis Rotary Crab Feast
All-you-can-eat crabs and draft beer plus crab soup, Maryland corn on the cob, beef barbecue, watermelon, hot dogs and more. Bake sale and cake raffle. Fundraiser for local community and cultural organizations. $65-$70 adults, $25 ages 3-12. 5-8pm. Navy-Marine Corps stadium, Annapolis., 877-333-9667

Murder Mystery Dinner
Interactive murder mystery show by Hickory Dickory Dark Productions. Includes a show, a beer & wine cash bar, and a full buffet dinner. Ages 21 and older. Members, $45; Non-Members, $50. Doors open at 7pm; show begins at 7:30pm. Running Hare Vineyard, Prince Frederick. 410-414-8486,

6 Saturday

Pints ‘n the Past
Featuring stories from the past, local beer and refreshments. Members, $10; nonmembers, $20. 4-6pm. Historical Society, Frederick. 301-663-1188 x 104,

Here’s to the Night: ’90s Tribute
Playlist includes fun, energetic songs from the ’90s ranging from alternative rock classics to boy bands and hip-hop legends. $20. 8:30pm. Rams Head live, Annapolis. 410-268-4545,

12 Friday

‘Lost in Yonkers’
Award winning play set in Yonkers, New York in the 1940s. Adults, $22; 18 and younger, $17. 8pm. The Bowie Playhouse, Bowie. [email protected],

13 Saturday

Sip and Stroll
Sip, stroll and learn at this special education event. Wine, beer and delicious hors d’oeuvres while being guided on an intimate, thematic, evening tour of the Zoo. Each ticket includes admission for one adult, two drink tickets, and guided tour. Non-member, $30; Member, $25. 5-7pm. Baltimore Zoo. 410-396-7102,

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