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Make Date Night Count: Music, Food and Dance

This week's Great Escape encourages you and your spouse to have an adult evening full of food, music and fun.

It's been a while since you and your spouse have had a night out alone. Your family has been busy this month with school, April vacation activities, and other family fun time. It's high time to take an evening where you can relax and have an adult conversation at a grown-up restaurant.

It starts with a plan. Call your babysitter, head to town for some pre-date night items such as a, , and maybe a special date night article of . While you are out buy a and have a glass while you prepare for your evening. You and your spouse want to dress up and shed your “parent uniforms."  You can be as dressy or as casual as you want just as long as it makes you confident and ready for a date.

Then you wave goodbye to the children and the babysitter, put your cell phone on vibrate, and head out for a nice dinner and some live music.

If you have a weeknight free, try. They have country music live on Wednesday evenings and serve Mexican and American Cuisine.  

offers traditional Irish Music most Wednesday nights and other live music options on Fridays and Saturdays.

Friday evenings at in Reading offers a variety of live music to go with its delicious Irish and American Fare.

boasts live jazz on both Friday and Saturday evenings.

If you want a more active date night then put on your dancing shoes and head to Cambridge. Ryle’s Jazz Club offers dinner and jazz and on Saturdays. When the clock strikes 9:45pm head upstairs and take a salsa/ swing lesson, then dance the night away at their Latin dance party. Not used to being out so late now that you are parents? No problem, Sunday evenings Ryle’s offers dinner then salsa lessons at 6 p.m. with a salsa dance party from 7-10 p.m.

No matter where you go and what type of date you choose leave your parent hat at home. This is your time to feel good, so cut loose and relax.

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