March Date Night Ideas!

Date night, girls' night out, or you just want to spend time with someone who doesn't want chicken tenders for dinner - we've got our top picks for March date night ideas.

This month you can get your Irish on at one of several St. Patrick's Day events, enjoy a comedy show, catch some dinner deals courtesy of Annapolis Restraurant week, or burn your socks and roast some oysters to celebrate the impending arrival of spring!

Friday, March 1

Moonlight & Movie Music
March 1–2. The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with the Annapolis Film Festival, will include a short film chosen by Festival officials, for which Maestro Novo will select a complementary score for the Symphony to perform. $25–$90. 8 p.m. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis.

Saturday, March 2

Annapolis Restaurant Week
March 2–10. Over 40 participating restaurants featuring specials and unique dishes for lunch and dinner. Plenty of parking downtown and some restaurants are offering free parking vouchers. Various Locations, Annapolis.

George Lopez—The Wall
George Lopez’s multi-faceted career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television.
Catch him live on tour. 8 p.m. $36–$250. The Modell Lyric, Baltimore.

Bull and Oyster Roast
Slurp freshly shucked oysters, and enjoy pit beef and drinks, plus raffles, prizes, casino games, live music and fun at this annual fundraising event. $75. 6–10 p.m. Baltimore Museum of Industry.

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March 2, 9, 16. Set in the 1920s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, GYPSY explores the world of show business with brass, humor and heart. $63. 6 p.m. Toby's Dinner Theatre, Columbia.

Sunday, March 3

Mardi Gras on Market Space
Enjoy an afternoon of festivities in the street with live music that by Priddy Music Academy, Naptown Brass Band and more. Plus sample a wide range of food six of our downtown restaurants, a wide range of beers, hurricanes and orange crushes. Be sure to get in the spirit and wear your beads and dress festive. Free. Noon–5 p.m. Market Space, Annapolis.

Mardi Gras New Orleans Brunch with Naptown Brass Band!
Beignets, Beads and Brass. 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Red Red Wine Bar, Annapolis.

Monday, March 4

Bridges to the World, International Film Festival
Presented by World Artists Experiences and Maryland Hall, the 11th annual film festival will feature “Wajd: Songs of Separation” from Canada, about Syrian musicians. Free. 7 p.m. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis.

Friday, March 8

Annmarie After Hours
Annmarie's Salon des Refuses, or 'exhibition of rejects', will include works that have previously been turned down by a gallery or show, or just haven't sold. Plus enjoy wine, beer, light hors d'oeuvres and live music. $5. 5-8 p.m. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons.

Saturday, March 9

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Kick off Annapolis Irish week at this gala featuring Dublin 5, pipe bands, Irish dancers, open bar, food and more. $110. 6–10 p.m. Annapolis Hotel.

Green Beer Races
Family and pet-friendly event featuring kool aid races, food, music, keg toss, and more. Free. Noon–5 p.m. Eastport Democratic Club, Annapolis.

Viva Brasil!
The dance floor is open! Come ready to dance to forró, samba, choro and enjoy costumed carnival dancers, food and drink specials. $18. 8 p.m. Creative Alliance, Baltimore.

Sunday, March 10

This charity chili cook-off will feature local chefs, caterers and amateur cooks from Annapolis and the surrounding metropolitan areas to benefit Friends of the Light House. There will also be prizes awarded, a raffle and live music. $25. 1–4 p.m. Doubletree Hotel, Annapolis.

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock 5K
Grab your green and join us for one of Baltimore's largest and most festive 5Ks! Run through our city and finish at Power Plant Live! for an epic after-party. Register early before the event sells out. 1:15 p.m. Charles & Mulberry streets, Baltimore.

Thursday, March 14

Ignite Annapolis
This high-energy evening, emceed by local radio DJ Rob Timm of WRNR, will feature 5-minute talks by people who have a burning idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd. $10. 6:30 p.m. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis.

Pub Runs
Third Thursday of every month. Meet and end at Charm City Run in Annapolis. Run a few miles, followed by drinks at a local pub. All paces and levels welcome. Free; please register. 6:30–8 p.m. Charm City Run, Annapolis.

Friday, March 15

Legends of Hip Hop
Enjoy a night filled with your favorite jams with Hip Hop Legend icons Juvenile, Scarface, Too Short, DJ Quik, 8 Ball & MJG, Bun B, and Pastor Troy. $58–$130. 8 p.m. Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore.

Saturday, March 16

Drag Brunch
Hosted by Baltimore's Queen of Comedy, Shawnna Alexander and Southern Maryland's Own Insult Queen, Victoria Bohmore. $20. 12:30 p.m. Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis.

March 15 and 17. Carmen is a twisting tale of passion, deceit, and incredible melodies from the fiery Habanera to the Toreador Song. Bizet’s final work is known worldwide and has become one of the most popular and frequently performed operas. $28–$100. Friday 8 p.m.; Sunday 3 p.m. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis.

Colonial Tavern Dinner
Mid-18th-century tavern dinner featuring colonial food and spirits, and live music. Reservations required. Ages 21 and up. $45. 7–9 p.m. Darnall's Chance House Museum, Upper Marlboro.

It’s time to end your indoor hibernation! Come celebrate the start of another wild spring season at The Maryland Zoo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join us for a day of fun and family memories with special spring treats, activities and giveaways, and enrichment for the animals. This will be the best Zoo Bloom ever, no matter the weather! Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.

Sunday, March 17

Blue Miracle’s St. Paddy's Day Bash!
Blue Miracle’s live shows are incredibly diverse, exploring funk, rock, jazz, and country—winning over fans of Santana, Widespread Panic, Blues Traveler, The Band, and others. $20. 7 p.m. Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis.

Annapolis Film FestivalThursday, March 21

Annapolis Film Festival
March 21–24. Four days of films, panel discussions, tech talks, parties and more. $10–$115. See website for events and hours. Various venues, Annapolis.

Friday, March 22

Pink Tie Party
Food and beverage stations, unique entertainment, silent auction and more. Proceeds benefit the National Cherry Blossom Festival. $225. 7–11 p.m. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington D.C.

Maritime Performance Series: Lovejoy
Lovejoy has been thrilling audiences since the late 90s with lively and imaginative renditions of American classics; this performance is “A Tribute to Cole Porter.” $20. 7–9 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons.

Whose Live is it Anyway?
This hilarious improv show will showcase some of the improv games made famous on the long-running TV show as well as some exciting new ones. All ages welcome. $25–$50. 8 p.m. The Modell Lyric, Baltimore.

Saturday, March 23

Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning
Welcome spring with this annual ritual: A bonfire on the beach stoked by socks and an oyster roast. Admission includes unlimited oysters, live music, admission to the Museum's exhibits and a chance to enter the oyster shucking competition. $25; ages 12 and under, free. Noon–4 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum.

Shamrock Fest
St. Patrick's Day-themed music festival featuring Celtic and alternative rock bands, party games, beer, food, irish dancers and more. $25–$65. Noon–8 p.m. RFK Stadium Festival Grounds, Washington D.C.

Thursday, March 28

African American Life in Colonial Annapolis
Historian Jean Russo will present an overview of the experiences of Africans and African Americans in Annapolis over the course of the Eighteenth century, including illuminating the working lives, family relationships, efforts to escape bondage, and opportunities available to free and enslaved blacks in a slave society. $10. 10 a.m.–noon. William Paca House, Annapolis.

Midcentury Modern Soiree
Guests will immerse in the mid-20th century, exploring arts, architecture, food, music, and all that was hip. $20. 7–9 p.m. Riversdale House Museum, Riverdale Park.

Friday, March 29

Ellicott Silly Comedy Festival
29–30. This festival will bring together an eclectic menagerie of International and National touring personalities as the lineup of over 30 stand-up comics, one trivia savant and one improve troupe will entertain at 4 different venues. The Saturday, festival finale is the Historically Inappropriate Comedy show at the Museum of Howard County History.

Saturday, March 30

So Fetch 2000s Tribute
Catch all your favorite hits from the early 2000s at this fun concert. $10. 9 p.m. Rams Head Live, Baltimore.

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