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Best First Date

If a good sense of humor is important to you in a potential partner, a low-key dinner and comedy night could be a great icebreaker for a first date. Keep it casual with burgers, tots and pints at the Quarry House Tavern in downtown Silver Spring. Then take a short walk to the intimate second-floor Highwood Theatre for Improv Comedy Night. Local comedy troupes get the audience of about 25 engaged in several sets during the 90-minute show. Save room for dessert: The theater serves four flavors of ice cream from Moorenko’s in Silver Spring, along with root beer floats. Improv tickets are $11 ($8 for students) and shows start at 8 p.m. Buy tickets in advance to be sure you’ll get a seat.

Quarry House Tavern, 8401 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, 301-587-8350, facebook.com/quarryhouse; The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., Silver Spring, 301-587-0697, thehighwoodtheatre.org