May date ideas: Events and things to do in Maryland


Maryland couples looking for a special date night can enjoy the Maryland Film Fest, Dinner Under the Stars, a live show and other special events in the month of May.

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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.

Maryland Film Fest
May 3-7. Film and video from all over the world. Celebrity guest hosts. Check website for hours and prices. Various venues, downtown Baltimore. 410-752-8083,

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Tudor Nights: Juleps & Jodhpurs
Learn about the builder of Tudor Place and his quest to breed and bet on the fastest horses in town. Drinks and appetizers provided. $15. 6:30-8:30pm. Tudor Place, Washington, D.C. 202-965-0400,

Friday 5

Hot Club of Baltimore
The Hot Club of Baltimore performs a gypsy swing inspired by the legendary French guitarist Django Reinhardt. $25. 8pm. Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel. 301-377-7800,

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Make Mexican food including salsa, tilapia and more. $85 per couple. 6:30-8:30pm. Whole Foods Market, Annapolis. 410-573-1800,

Cinco De Mayo
Dinner, drinks, auction, pinata pull and more. $35. 7:30pm. Herrington on the Bay, North Beach.

Myths, Tzars, and Musical Giants
May 5-6. Hear live the last symphonies that Prokofiev wrote and Brahms’s Violin Concerto. $10-60. 8pm. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis.

Saturday 6

Comedy Night: I Can’t Stop Laughing
Comedian SKIBA and Friends performs. Ages 21 and older. $15. 8pm. Publick Playhouse, Cheverly. 301-277-1710,

Sounds of Summer Weekend
May 6-7. Live music, dancing, drinks and more. Free. 1pm. Linganore Winecellars, Mt Airy. 301-831-5889,

Broccoli City Festival
Live music, fitness, vendors, cash bar, food and more. $69. Noon-10pm. Gateway DC Pavilion, Washington, D.C.

Derby Day Event
Appetizers, drinks and live showing of the Kentucky Derby. Live and silent auctions, betting and more. $150. 4:30-9:30pm. Maryland Therapeutic Riding, Crownsville. 410-456-5506,

Pawject Runway
Drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cuddle corner and selfie station with four-legged super models, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit BARCS. $25-75. 6-10pm. Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore.

Saturday 13

Dalla Terra Portfolio
Saturdays weekly. Taste affordable quality wines from Italy’s finest producers. Free. 11am-4pm. Wine Cellars of Annapolis. 410-216-9080,

Hollywood Bluegrass Festival
Featured artists and local favorites. Raffles, silent auction and more. $20. Noon-8pm. St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown.

Who’s Live Anyway
Ninety minutes of improvised comedy and song based on audience suggestions. Cast members include Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray. $26-46. 8pm. The Lyric, Baltimore. 410-900-1150,

More events May 18-31