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Things to do Sept. 25-Oct. 2: Date night ideas and more

AdultsOnBikes26 Saturday

Chesapeake Family Weekend at Greenstreet Gardens Fall Festival & Corn Maze
Sept. 26-27. Visit the Greenstreet Gardens Fall
Festival this weekend for less with the exclusive Chesapeake Family discount

Museum Day Live!
Annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums are free for those with a Museum Day Live! ticket. Check website for participating museums and to download ticket. Free. Various venues. smithsonianmag.com/museumday

Columbia BikeAbout
A 12- or 1.5-mile ride. Registration suggested. Free. 9:30am-1pm. Downtown Columbia Lakefront, Columbia. columbiaassociation.com/services/columbia-archives/bikeabout

Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival
Cultural music and dance, crafts for sale, children’s activities and more. Free. 10am-7pm. Susan Campbell Park, City Dock, Annapolis. kuntakinte.org

The Battle of St. Leonard Creek: A War of 1812 Reenactment
Relive life in the early 1800s. Reenactments, live entertainment, crafts, music, dancing, food, drinks, hands-on activities and more. $10, $8 for guests in period-appropriate attire. 10am-5pm. Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, St. Leonard. 410-586-8501, jefpat.org

Classic Wooden Sailboat Rendezvous and Race
Sept. 26-27. Boat display, dinghy rowing races, demonstrations and more. Sat., 10am-6:30pm; Sun., 11am. National Sailing Hall of Fame Dock, City Dock, Annapolis. nshof.org

Homestead Gardens Fall Fest
Sept. 26-Oct 25, Saturdays and Sundays. Also Oct. 16. Barnyard, corn maze, pumpkin patches and entertainment. Free, fee for some activities. Sat. 11am-6pm; Sun. 11am-4pm. Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville

Art in Action Street Festival
Live music, kids zone, street art and more. $10, children 12 and under free. 11am-4pm. Edgewood Avenue, Annapolis Design District. annapolisdesigndistrict.com/event/art-in-action-street-festival

The Chesapeake and Beyond
Sept. 26-Oct. 11. Art show and sale features works from local artists. Reception Sept. 26 at noon. Free. Captain Avery Museum, Shady Side. captainaverymuseum.org

Food for Thought Festival
Food panel, cooking demonstration, food samples and more. $5. Noon-5pm. Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park, Accokeek. accokeekfoundation.org/event/food-for-thought

Annapolis Fringe Festival
High-heel race, music, street performers and more. $5-90. 7pm-midnight. West Street Arts District, Annapolis. fringefestivalannapolis.com

More Saturday events

27 Sunday

Tour du Port
Bike routes through Maryland for every ability. Includes family-friendly route. Registration required. Proceeds benefit non-profit organization Bike Maryland. $20-50. 7am-3pm. Canton Waterfront Park, Baltimore. tourduport.org

Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Tours
Two-hour tour and boat rides. Reservations are encouraged. $70. 9am and noon. Annapolis Maritime Museum, Annapolis. 415-362-7255, uslhs.org

West Annapolis Oktoberfest
Authentic German bands, dancing, German food and beer, arts and crafts vendors, and a special kids zone. Free. 10am-5pm. West Annapolis, Annapolis Street from Taylor Avenue to Melvin Street. 410-956-7278

Sunday Afternoon with the Pattersons
A guided tour the mansion and park grounds. Registration required. $8-10. 2pm. Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, St. Leonard. 410-586-8501, jefpat.org

Londontowne Symphony Orchestra Season Opening Concert
Nautically themed concert featuring the works of Bach, Smetana and others. $15-20. 3pm. Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater. lso-music.org

More Sunday events

28 Monday

‘Fordham & Dominion Invites’ Heavy Seas Brewery
Pirates and Pin-ups beer dinner. Five-course meal with beer pairings from Heavy Seas Brewery. Registration required. $85. 6:30pm. The Red Room at Rams Head Tavern, Annapolis. ramsheadonstage.com

More Monday events

29 Tuesday

Kinky Boots
Sept. 29-Oct. 4. Musical features songs by Grammy and Tony Award-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper. $47-146. Show times vary. Hippodrome at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, Baltimore. france-merrickpac.com, ticketmaster.com

Chef’s Table Wine Dinner with Chef Zachary Pope
Five-course meal inspired by seasonal and local ingredients. Reservations required. $100. 7pm. Blackwall Hitch, Annapolis. 410-263-3454, theblackwallhitch.com

More Tuesday events

30 Wednesday

Open Mic Night
Reservations required to participate. Free. 7:30-9pm. Garfield Center for the Arts, Chestertown. fordo1@aol.com

More Wednesday events

1 Thursday

America’s Cup Fundraiser
Heavy hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions, open bar, trophy on display and more. $135. 5:30pm. Annapolis Yacht Club, Annapolis. aycfoundation.org/americas_cup_event.php

More Thursday events

2 Friday

Chestertown Harry Potter Festival
Oct. 2-3. Harry Potter-themed events for all ages, children to adults. Check website for schedule and prices. Some activities free. Various venues, Chestertown. chestertownhpfest.org

Leonardtown First Fridays
Entertainment, activities and more. Free. 5pm. Leonardtown Square, Leonardtown. visitstmarysmd.com

Fiesta Latina
Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Traditional performances, art exhibits, live music, Latin-inspired dishes and more. Ages 21 and older. $10.95-17.45. 5-9pm. National Aquarium, Baltimore. aqua.org/afterdark

More Friday events

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