Things to do March 4-11: Date night ideas and more


AnnapolisStPatricksParade5 Saturday

Spring Maryland Home and Garden Show
March 5-13, Fri.-Sun. Gardening seminars, craft show and more. $3-12. Fri., 10am-6pm; Sat., 10am-9pm; Sun., 10am-6pm. Maryland State Fairgrounds, Lutherville-Timonium.

Shillelagh Shuffle Bar Crawl
Bar crawl through downtown Annapolis. Event begins at Armadillo’s. 1pm. Armadillo’s, Annapolis.

Annapolis Irish Hooley
Gala benefits Warrior events, Professional Fire Fighters of Maryland and The Blue Ribbon Project. Live music, open bar and more. $60. 6-10pm. Loews Annapolis Hotel, Annapolis.

Black Tie and Diamonds Gala
Dinner, wine, music and dancing. Event benefits after-school program Seeds4Success. $150. 6-10pm. Loews Annapolis Hotel, Annapolis.

Capitol Steps Mock the Vote
Comedy troupe based in Washington, D.C., performs its unique blend of musical and political comedy. $55-60. 8pm. St. John’s College, Annapolis.

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Buckwheat Zydeco
Live zydeco music and dancing with musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr. $20.50-25.50. 8:30pm. The Hamilton, Washington, D.C.

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6 Sunday

Annapolis Irish Week
March 6-17. Parties, Irish coffee competitions and more. Various venues, Annapolis. 443-822-5871,

Sunday Jazz Brunch
Performance from the Sly 45 Trio. No cover. 10am. The Blackwall Hitch, Annapolis.

Annapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Parade starts at Amos Garrett Boulevard and goes through downtown Annapolis. Free. 1pm. Amos Garrett Boulevard, Annapolis.

Antonio Sanchez and Migration
Music from drummer Antonio Sanchez. Part of the Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society’s 2016 Concert Series. $38-40. 5-7pm. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 410-385-5888,

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7 Monday

Author Visit: Lisa Consiglio Ryan
Author of “Go Clean, Sexy You” talks about ways to live a healthier life. Book sale and signing follows. Free. 7pm. Broadneck Community Library. 410-222-1905,

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8 Tuesday

Coloring for Relaxation
Indulge in an hour of adults-only coloring. Free. 7-8pm. Broadneck Community Library, Broadneck. 410-222-1905,

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9 Wednesday

2016 CAA Women’s Basketball Championship
March 9-12. Women’s college basketball teams compete for the title. $5.50-40. Check website for game schedule. Showplace Arena, Upper Marlboro.

Metric’s music is featured in a number of top TV shows including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “CSI,” “True Blood,” “Vampire Diaries,” “House” and “Girls.” $35. 8pm. Rams Head Live, Baltimore.

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10 Thursday

Eve Ensler’s ‘The Vagina Monologues’
Performance is part of Anne Arundel Community College’s celebration of Women’s History Month. Benefits the YMCA’s sexual and domestic violence prevention programs. 7pm. Robert E. Kauffman Theater in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold. 410-777-7033,

Boyz II Men
Iconic R&B singing group. $65. 8pm. Rams Head Center Stage, Hanover.

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11 Friday

The Importance of Being Earnest
March 11-April 10, Fri.-Sun. Classic Oscar Wilde comedy. $25-55. Show times vary. Annapolis Shakespeare Company, Annapolis.

Home Improvement Expo
March 11-12. Door prizes, guest speakeres and home improvement vendors. Free. Fri., Noon-6pm; Sat., 9am-4pm. Crofton Country Club, Crofton.!events/cejz

Rossini’s II Barbiere di Siviglia
March 11 and 13. Based on “Le Barbier de Séville ou la Précaution inutile” by Pierre Beaumarchais. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. $50-165. Fri., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. Lyric Opera House, Baltimore.,

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