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Things to do Feb. 5-12: Date night ideas and more in Maryland

ChesapeakeBayMaritimeMuseumPhoto courtesy of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime MuseumLooking for some fun things to do, or activities for a date night, moms’ night out or get-together with friends? Check out the following special events in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., area that are worth your time — and the effort to get to there!

5 Thursday

African American History Tour & Excursion
Feb. 5 and 25. Explore landmarks in Prince George’s County and Washington, D.C., including the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Tour includes lunch stop. All ages. Pre-registration required. $5. 9am-3pm. Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, Landover. 301-583-2582

Maryland Beer Event
Sample selections from Jailbreak Brewing Company and Calvert Brewing Company and vote for your favorites. 11am-11pm. The Federal House, Annapolis. 410-268-2576, federalhouserestaurant.com

Shipwrecked! Speaker Series
Feb. 5, 11 and 24. Experts share stories about the Chesapeake Bay. Registration required. $6-21. 2-3:30pm. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. 410-745-4941, cbmm.org

Garrick Ohlsson Plays Rachmaninoff
Pianist Garrick Ohlsson plays Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto. $32-95. 8pm. The Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda. bsomusic.org

6 Friday

The Addams Family
Feb. 6-April 19. Musical comedy. $39.50-58. Performance times vary. Toby’s Dinner Theater, Columbia. 410-995-1969, tobysdinnertheatre.com

Free Fridays at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Feb. 6-27, Fridays. Admission includes access to the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse and other historic structures, as well as several exhibition buildings. 10am-4pm. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. 410-745-2916, cbmm.org

37th Annual Irish Evening
Nationally lauded fiction writer Emma Donoghue will read several of her works, followed by a performance by the musical group Narrowbacks. 7:30-10pm. $25-35. Howard Community College, Columbia. hocopolitso.org

First Fridays ’80s Invasion
A 1980s experience show the first Friday of every month. This month’s act is The Blatant Eighties. Free. 9pm. Rams Head Center Stage, Hanover. 443-445-2855, marylandlivecasino.com/rams-head-center-stage

7 Saturday

Valentines Makers’ Market
Handmade, homemade or homegrown products. Free. 9am-2pm. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons. 410-326-4640, annmariegarden.org

Valentine’s Wine and Cupcakes
Feb. 7, 8, 14, 15. Sweet Valentine treats. $45. Noon-6pm. Slack Winery, Ridge. 301-872-5175, slackwine.com

Winter Crisp Nature Walk with Campfire Treats
Guided winter nature hike, followed by fire-baked apples. All ages. Registration required. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. $8 per participant; free for under 3 years. 2:30-4pm. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia. 410-313-0400, co.ho.md.us/RNCprograms.htm

Navy Women’s Basketball vs. Army
Navy Women’s Basketball Team will battle Patriot League Rival Army. $5-10. 4:30pm. U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. 410-293-1000, navysports.com

Swan Lake
Feb. 7-8. Performance by The State Ballet Theatre of Russia. $35-60.20. Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. Hippodrome at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, Baltimore. 410-837-7400, france-merrickpac.com, ticketmaster.com

8 Sunday

Soup and Science
Homemade soup and fresh bread, followed by coffee or tea, dessert and a guest speaker. Free. Noon-3pm. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian. 410-741-9330, friendsofjugbay.org

Sweethearts: Fused Glass for Two
Couples learn to create fused glass hearts. Registration required. $45-50. 1-4pm. Annmarie Garden, Dowell. 410-326-4887, annmariegarden.org

Swing Brothers
Mike Noonan and John Pineda play with special guests. Free. 2-5pm. 49 West Coffeehouse, Annapolis. 410-626-9796, 49westcoffeehouse.com

9 Monday

Collections Connections Tour: The Architectural Toy Collection
View the museum’s collection of architectural toys. $10-15. 5:30-6:30pm. National Building Museum, Washington, D.C. 202-272-2448, ext. 3304, go.nbm.org

10 Tuesday

Chicago the Musical
Feb. 10-15. Universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz. Performance times vary. $48-98. The National Theatre, Washington, D.C. 202-628-6161, thenationaldc.org

11 Wednesday

Non-Trivial Green Trivia Night
Fundraiser for Annapolis Green. Food, games and more. Dinner reservations must be made in advance. $10 per team. 5:30-7:30pm. Galway Bay Irish Pub, Annapolis. 410-263-8333, annapolisgreen.com

Romantic Couples Cooking Class
Recipes, plate presentation and tips on wine pairings. $100 per couple. 6:30-8:30pm. Whole Foods Market, Annapolis. 410-573-1800, wholefoodsmarket.com/events?store=7758

12 Thursday

Super Thursday Party
Love-themed Super Thursday Party. Music, cocktails and more. Free. RSVP for free drink ticket. 5-9pm. Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 410-547-9000, thewalters.org

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