Are you kidding? If my wife put me in charge of lunch it would be all booked up, a 7 course tasting menu from Heston that would take 3 hours with plenty of beer. My wife would be furious, as her idea of lunch is a subway sub eaten as quickly as possible so we can start walking again, preferably up hill.
The last grown up fancy night out we had, we talked about the kids all night and were yawning at 9:45 Pm. Hope you make it a bit later!
I also feel for you going to a comedy show and sitting near the front. The first comedian is going to notice you and make you talk. After that, it's going to be open season on the pregnant American! They won't be able to resist! It always happens to me as well I'm like a magnet to belly dancers, stand up comedians and circus clowns. 🤡