September 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 wine festival, a paint night and other special events in the month of September.

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

Zoo Uncorked6 Wednesday

Dinner Under the Stars
West Street closes and is filled with cafe tables reminiscent of the open air cafes in Paris and the piazzas of Rome. Live music, special art exhibits and canopy lights. Free, to dine varies. Reservations at participating restaurants strongly recommended. Wednesdays through Sept. 20. 6pm. West Street, Annapolis.

7 Thursday

Zoo Uncorked
Wine tastings from local and national wineries and vineyards, live music, meet exotic animals, stroll through The Art of Conservation, an exhibition and sale of handcrafted goods from independent area artists, and more. $70. 6-9pm. Smithsonian National Zoo, Washington D.C. 202-633-4888,

Date Night Movies on the Potomac
Thursdays weekly through September. Watch Footloose on the Plaza screen. Bring chairs. Free. 7pm. National Harbor.

8 Friday

Arts Alive
Fundraiser to benefit Maryland Hall featuring food, wine, silent auction, live music and more. $150. 6-8pm. Maryland Hall, Annapolis. 410-263-5544,

Couples Date Night
Explore the world of cheese, its history and how it is made. Register online. $25. 6:30-8pm. Whole Foods, Annapolis. 410-573-1800,

Shiloh Rules
Sept. 8-Oct 1, Thurs.-Sun. Performance based on the story of a dedicated Union nurse and a mysterious Confederate refugee meet on the Shiloh battlefield to compete for the title of Best Female Reenactor of the Year. Check website for ticket prices and show times. The Colonial Players, Inc., Annapolis.

9 Saturday

You Should Be Dancin’
A Tribute Show featuring music from the Bee Gees and Donna Summer. $35-125. 5:30-10pm. Patterson Park and Museum, St. Leonard. 410-586-8501,

10 Sunday

Live music, grape stomping, vineyard tours and more. $10-25. 11am-5pm. Crow Vineyard & Winery, Kennedyville.

11 Monday

Clown Cabaret
Regional performing artists explore and stretch the Art of Clown. They draw from modern, theatrical, circus, commedia, verbal, silent, knockabout, musical, and other disciplines. $15. 8-10pm. Capital Fringe, Washington D.C.

13 Wednesday

Zoo Paint Night
Guided paint instruction. One drink included with each admission. Ages 15 and older. Registration required. $45. 5:30-8pm. Maryland Zoo, Baltimore.

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