Nightlife in Otterbein

Comedy Magic Show for Two or Four at Illusions Bar and Theater (47% Off)

Illusions Bar and Theater

Illusions Bar and Theater

Patrons can sip on fine spirits while taking in a show by escape artists and magicians

$30 $16

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Hookah for Two or Four with Drinks at Midnight Kings Hookah Lounge (53% Off)

Midnight Kings Hookah Lounge

Downtown

Hookah sessions include charcoals, specialty flavors, and non-alcoholic drinks

$36 $17

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Standup for Two or Four at Baltimore Comedy Factory Through October 31 (Up to 65% Off)

Baltimore Comedy Factory

Baltimore Comedy Factory

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Storied comedy club continues its quarter-century legacy of laughter in a brand-new location

$40 $18

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Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Ikaros Restaurant

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$60 $29

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Wine Tasting/Paint Party for 4, 6, or 10 In Home, or for 1 or 2 at Local Pub from Sipping Pretty (Up to 55% Off)

Sipping Pretty

Parkville

During wine tasting/paint parties at a private home or in a local pub, guests sample wines while painting on canvas

$240 $120

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Standup for Two or Eight at Magooby's Joke House (Up to 63% Off)

Magooby's Joke House

Magooby's Joke House

Venue named Best Comedy Club by the Baltimore City Paper hosts veteran comedians such as Mitch Fatel and Steve Hofstetter

$40 $18

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Pub Food and Beer for Two or Four at Severna Park Taphouse (Up to 58% Off)

Severna Park Taphouse

Severna Park

Draft brews from Goose Island and Lagunitas pair with burgers in family-friendly spot

$48 $22

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Two Wine Tastings with Commemorative Glasses for Two, Four, or Six at DeJon Vineyards in Hydes (50% Off)

DeJon Vineyards

Hydes

Award-winning wines to sample inside renovated barn with views of 20-acre winery; guests take home engraved wine glasses

$20 $10

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Premium Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Cheese and Take-Home Wine Glasses at Basignani Winery (50% Off)

Basignani Winery

Sparks

Premium tasting introduces palates to eight handcrafted, cellar-aged wines from grapes grown on premises

$32 $17

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Wine Tasting with Fruit, Cheese, and Take-Home Glasses for Two, Four, or Six at Woodhall Wine Cellars (48% Off)

Woodhall Wine Cellars

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Late-1800s carriage room turned wine-tasting room hosts sampling of award-winning wines made from Maryland grapes

$40 $21

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Wine-Tasting Class and 4-Course Tasting for Two at Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro (34% Off). Four Dates Available.

Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro

Beltsville

Wine-tasting class and 4-course food pairing led by distinguished sommelier Jaren Kellar, who's worked at Michelin-starred restaurants

$120 $79

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Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Eight with Take-Home Bottles of Wine at Royal Rabbit Vineyards (Up to 53%Off)

Royal Rabbit Vineyards

Parkton Township

Boutique Vinery offers tastings for 2, 3, or 8; customers choose from 4 small lot, and get a bottle of wine to take home

$38 $20

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Glasses at The Winery at Olney (Up to 52% Off)

The Winery at Olney

Olney

Sample five locally vinted wines and take home stemless wineglasses

$37 $18

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Party-Bus Transportation to Maryland Live! Casino for One or Two from Party Geek Transport (Up to 59% Off)

Party Geek Transport

Tacoma Metro Station

A party bus safely transports passengers from DC to the Maryland Live! Casino in Arundel Mills mall and delivers them back to the city later

$99 $41

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Show and Drinks for One, Two, or Four at Twins Jazz (Up to 53% Off)

Twins Jazz

Twins Jazz

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Jazz lounge hosts virtuoso musicians such as vocalist Danielle Wertz & veteran pianist Larry Brown as patrons sip beer, wine & cocktails

$24 $13

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MetroCooking DC: The Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show with Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri (Up to 48% Off)

MetroCooking DC

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

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Pick up tips, food, and kitchenware at festival anchored by celebrity chefs Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri, as well as 250+ exhibitors

$29 $15

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VIP Bottle Service for Five or More, or $15 for $30 Toward Premium Cocktails for Four at Mova Lounge DC

Mova Lounge DC

Logan Circle - Shaw

Hand-crafted drinks made with popular liquors are served to VIPs in an upscale lounge with live DJs

$30 $15

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$199 for One Year of Speed-Dating Events from Professionals in the City ($1,000 Value)

Professionals in the City

Van Ness - Forest Hills

Singles seeking connections attend small or large events at DC hotspots; online system links mutual crushes afterward

$1,000 $199

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"Forgiving BUT NOT Forgetting" at Anacostia Theatre, December 5–6 (Up to 50% Off)

"Forgiving BUT NOT Forgetting"

Anacostia Theatre

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Family drama touches on the conflicts between a woman, her mother, and her fiance that surface during the holidays

$90.93 $46

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Two Classic or Fall-Themed Beer Flights with Two Appetizers for Two at Uptown Tap House (Up to 50% Off)

Uptown Tap House

Washington

Enjoy appetizers such as truffled steak and cheese eggrolls, paired with flights of craft beers or fall-themed premium beers

$34 $17

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Pan-Latin Food or Rum Tasting for Two or Four at Cafe Citron (Up to 50% Off)

Cafe Citron

Dupont Circle

Bolivian chicken stew and Peruvian beef explore the flavors of Latin America; four premium rums include Bacardi and Pampero

$35 $19

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Upscale Pub Lunch or Dinner for Two at Sign of the Whale (Up to 50% Off)

Sign of the Whale

Dupont Circle

Inventive pub food, from eggrolls filled with jerk chicken to burgers dipped in marinara sauce, served in a legendary bar amid 16 TVs

$30 $15

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Hookah with Two or Three Flavors at Hookah Alibaba (Up to 57% Off)

Hookah Alibaba

Gaithersburg

Puff exotic hookah flavors with friends from bubbling water pipe

$34 $17

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Master Gourmet Wine Seminar for Two or Four at Little Washington Winery (Up to 57% Off)

Little Washington Winery

Washington

Winery with top rankings in Virginia Wine Lover uses seminars to educate attendees on specific wine-related topics

$80 $39

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The film festival, which begins on January 4th, features seven eye-smacking films shown on a full-size, five-story IMAX screen. The fest lasts for nine weeks, and there's no need to purchase Science Center admission ticket to attend any of the showings. Film choices include movies like Hurricane on the Bayou, a stirring documentary narrated by Meryl Streep that taps deep into the musical soul of the Big Easy before, during, and after the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina. Volcanoes of the Deep Sea brings viewers 12,000 feet into the depths of the deep Atlantic wherescientists aboard a submersible explore the alien creatures, landscapes, and fast food franchises of earth's ocean floor. Other larger-than-life flicks include Michael Jordon to the Max, Greatest Places, Survival Island, and Extreme, which follows adventure-seeking athletes as they challenge some of the most intense forces of nature to a game of foosball. Music fans can nod their heads to U2 3D, a front stage pass to U2's worldwide Vertigo tour, filmed during the band's stop in South America. For a full description of films on the docket, visit the festival's website.

601 Light St
Baltimore,
MD
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An entrancing song plays in the background as plumes of fruit-infused smoke drift from the lips of revelers lounging on ottomans and plush sofas. This scene is typical on a Friday night at Zeeba Lounge, dubbed "the city's swankiest spot for puffing flavored tobacco" by Baltimore Sun writer Sam Sessa. Patrons can blow smoke triangles with more than a dozen flavors of shisha, each releasing flavors such as mint, chocolate, or pomegranate. The hookah's water filters the fragrant smoke, removing tar for a pure taste. Zeeba Lounge pairs its smoky specialty with a menu of Mediterranean tapas such as curried meatballs or saffron-infused shrimp and a BYOB policy.

916 Light St
Baltimore,
MD
US

Even if they were not apprised beforehand, guests at Illusions Bar and Theater would quickly realize that they were in no ordinary watering hole when they noticed the straightjacket suspended above the small stage behind the bar. Far from the state's only psych ward with a liquor license, the venue is the brainchild of former clown and showbiz veteran Ken Horsman.

Typical evenings see patrons sipping on fine spirits while gaping at a show by Ken’s son, escape artist Spencer Horsman, as he wriggles his way free from increasingly secure restraints and dangerous situations, all while tickling ribs with playful banter. Other magicians regularly stop by to show off their illusions, wowing audiences and deepening the depression of real wizards who can't get anyone to believe in their powers.

1025 S Charles St
Baltimore,
MD
US

When Thailand native Penelope Chungsakoon and her husband, Bangkok native Tom Chungsakoon, opened Thai Yum Restaurant in 2010, the Baltimore Sun declared it the city's "best Thai restaurant." It's a testament to the ardent work ethic of Penelope and Tom, who flavor each beautifully plated dish with spices hand-ground in their open kitchen.

Besides staples such as massamun curry, the duo crafts Thai specialties such as duck breasts coated in curry-roasted peanut sauce and frog legs saut?ed in garlic and chili paste. Feasts unfold inside a dining room of shiny hardwood flooring and white brick walls decorated with traditional artwork depicting animals such as dragons and elephants.

1006 Light St
Baltimore,
MD
US

It was almost midnight when Sandra found her son Aaron bustling around the kitchen, looking to satisfy a late-night sweet craving. Cooking had been one of the family's shared passions for decades, so it was only a matter of moments before Sandra joined Aaron in digging through old cupcake recipes and experimenting with flavors and frosting. With the counters covered in sweets, the snack craving thoroughly satisfied, and the Sandman growing impatient, the two went to bed, only to awaken the next day and share their midnight creations with family and friends. The reaction was overwhelming. The mother-son team quickly found themselves baking for so many birthday parties and special events that they decided to start a business, eventually earning a spot on Baltimore magazine's list of Our Favorite Cupcakes.

At Midnite Confection?s Cupcakery, Sandra and Aaron continue to channel the enthusiasm and inventiveness they felt that first night. Their selection of more than 40 sweet treats includes signature flavors, such as birthday cake and a carrot-cake cupcake with organic carrots and a bit of pineapple, but also changes to include seasonal favorites. They also top their creations with decadent spreads such as whipped-pistachio or Grand Marnier?tinged icing. Although these handheld snacks are available at the store, Midnite Confection's food truck also travels the streets, spreading cupcakes to working folks.

1051 S Charles St
Baltimore,
MD
US

In recent years, The 8x10’s musical focus has returned to the name and vibe that it first debuted in 1983, serving up nightly live bands alongside a full bar of drinks and draft brews. The tap slings 16 ounces of frosty fermentables into beer glasses ($3.50–$6) and a backing track of bottled brews wets whistles ($4.50–$6; $8 for 22 oz. Fat Tire). Like a giraffe on stilts, drinks at The 8x10 are double-tall, so a goblet of Red Bull and vodka hosts an up-tempo duet of two shots ($8.50).

10 E Cross St
Baltimore,
MD
US