Movie with Orchestra: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Nov 2-3, Baltimore: Experience Tim Burton’s 1993 animated musical fantasy film accompanied by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in this unique movie-going experience!

Maryland Corn Maze

Now-Nov 4, Gambrills: LAST WEEKEND! This 8 Acre Corn Maze is one of the Largest in Maryland... plus it's got UNICORNS! Bigger is always better when it comes to corn mazes! If you are going to get lost... why not do it right!?!? Find all 10 posts in our corn maze and enter to win this season's GRAND PRIZE!  Get the family... call your friends... come choose a flag... grab a map... and explore all 8 acres today!

Out of the Darkness Walk

Nov 3, Baltimore: When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Charm City Fringe Festival

Nov 1-11, Baltimore: Voted "Best Eclectic Festival" by Baltimore Magazine, Charm City Fringe Festival celebrates cutting-edge and quirky theater and performing arts throughout 11 days of performances across multiple venues in the Bromo Arts District.

Songs for a New World

Nov 2-25, Baltimore: Spotlighters Theatre presents the stories and characters of today.  With a rousing score that blends elements of pop, gospel and jazz, featuring tight harmonies and darling vocals, Songs for a New World transports its audience, as each character ‑‑ in their own way ‑‑ takes hold of that one moment and enters a new world.

The Great Baltimore Oyster Festival

Nov 3, Baltimore: The Festival returns to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor at West Shore Park! The festival includes live music, oysters, beer & wine, local vendors, and family-friendly activities. Returning this year is the Oyster Shucking Contest, pinning professional Oyster Shuckers against each other and the clock! Learn about oysters, their vital role to keeping our waters clean, how they grow, and where they come from.

Annapolis By Candlelight

Nov 2-3, Annapolis: Historic Annapolis showcases privately-owned historic houses on its popular tour.  Visitors see how 21st-century Annapolitans care for and live in buildings constructed in the 20th, 19th and 18th century.  Each house is a reminder of the rich architectural and cultural heritage of Maryland’s capital city and illustrates the practical and aesthetic benefits of effective historic preservation.


Now-Nov 25, Baltimore: Having grown up side-by-side in small-town working class America, best friends go from fun-loving schoolchildren to saloon-loving adults who work together on a steel manufacturing line. In a tight-knit community like this one, however, it takes but one fracture in it's core for the breaking point of friendship to be tested. Inspired by field research and first-person testimonials collected in Reading, PA, this is an unflinching, intensely researched slice of life drama. Presented by Everyman Theatre.

Union Market Drive-In

Nov 2, DC: Hocus Pocus is the final movie of the season. After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse

Nov 1-Apr 28, 2019, DC: In the Hirshhorn’s largest interactive technology exhibition to date, three major installations from Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Pulse series will come together for the artist’s DC debut. A Mexican Canadian artist known for straddling the line between art, technology, and design, Lozano-Hemmer will fill the Museum’s entire Second Level with immersive environments that use heart-rate sensors to create kinetic and audiovisual experiences from visitors’ own biometric data. Over the course of six months, Pulse will animate the vital signs of hundreds of thousands of participants.

Beetlejuice, the Musical

Now-Nov 18, DC: The National Theatre presents the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager obsessed with the whole “being dead thing.” Lucky for Lydia, her new house is haunted by a recently deceased couple and a degenerate demon who happens to have a thing for stripes. When Lydia calls on this ghost-with-the-most to scare away her insufferable parents, Beetlejuice comes up with the perfect plan, which involves exorcism, arranged marriages and an adorable girl scout who gets scared out of her wits. It’s true – great theatre IS dead! See for yourself!

Anything Goes

Nov 2-Dec 23, DC: Arena Stage presents this quintessential American musical. The SS American has set sail from NY to London. Aboard, the lovelorn Billy has stowed away on a mission to stop the marriage of his mystery muse, heiress Hope Harcourt, to the millionaire Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Unlikely alliances arise as mischief and mayhem ensue in this madcap musical by beloved composer and Tony Award winner Cole Porter. It’s the perfect night out at the theater.

DMV Black Restaurant Week

Nov 4-11, Various locations:Culture. Education. Good Food.

Anne of Green Gables

Nov 1-4, Columbia: River Hill High School presents this beloved story which has been enchanting the hearts of readers for over a century. Come support our local students!

Try It Out Comedy: PG-Rated Comedy Showcase

Nov 3, Columbia: Try It Out Comedy Showcase features 10 stand-up comics. Some old, some new, some slightly used, all funny. PG-Rated and appropriate for ages 16-100. 

Family Fridays Under the Dome: We Are Aliens

Nov 2, Columbia: Treat your family to unique shows at Robinson Nature Center's NatureSphere planetarium. Each program features a full-dome movie preceded by a family-friendly planetarium presentation.


Now-Nov 25, DC: Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia is proudly presented by The Kennedy Center. From the Tony Award®–winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s.



Clarendon Day 2018

Sept 22, DC: Clarendon Day is one of Arlington’s best loved and most diverse street festivals, and this year we’ll have our traditional festival areas, and we’re cooking up new ideas as well.  As always, we’ll have performance stages with live music and entertainment, a Kids Zone play area, Arts and Crafts vendors, Business and Nonprofit Exhibitors from Clarendon and the region, and plenty of great food from local and regional restaurants.

DC State Fair

Sept 23, DC: The DC State Fair is a free showcase of the region’s agricultural and artistic talents. We strive to hold a creative, collaborative and sustainable event that is accessible and inviting to District residents and visitors alike. In 2018, our efforts to increase the sustainability of the Fair will focus on reducing waste, which benefits the environment and public health. There will be entertainment, contests, vendors, a pet parade and more!

Elton John

Sept 21-22, DC: Head to the Capital One Arena for Elton John's farewell tour!

Museum Day

Sept 22, various locations: Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket.

Weiner 500

Sept 22, DC: Food, music dog adoptions and the 7th Annual Weiner 500! Dogs will race in heats of up to 8 dogs each, with a championship race for the winners of each heat!


Sept 23, DC: Visitors can kick off the Smithsonian-wide Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at “ZooFiesta: Un día de diversión animal para toda la familia.” There will be a variety of fun-filled family activities, including live music and educational activities about conservation in Central and South America. Animal keepers will host talks, feedings and demonstrations highlighting a variety of animals native to the region, including Andean bears, sloths, golden lion tamarins, Panamanian golden frogs and more. Visitors have an opportunity to meet Zoo scientists who are working to save native species and learn about their research.

Taste of Georgetown

Sept 23, DC: Washington, D.C.’s most anticipated epicurean festival will be celebrating its 25th year with creative tastes from more than 30 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants. This foodie event takes place in the heart of Georgetown, on K Street NW, between Wisconsin Avenue and Thomas Jefferson Street and along the scenic Georgetown Waterfront. This longstanding event in Georgetown benefits the Georgetown Ministry Center’s mission to support the homeless.

Walkingtown DC

Now-Sept 23, DC: This popular annual event takes place annually and introduces residents and visitors to the art, culture, and history of Washington, DC through a series of "bite-size" lunchtime tours, after-work "happy hour" tours, and longer weekend tours.  WalkingTown DC connects you to well-known and unfamiliar places, from Congress Heights to Herring Hill, St. Paul's Rock Creek Parish to Dupont Circle. Tours are led by historians, licensed tour guides, community leaders and business owners, enthusiasts and docents, who all donate their time and expertise for this annual festival.

DC Fashion Week

Now-Sept 23, DC: Come see the ever popular Fashion Week, showcasing Emerging Designers' Spring/Summer 2019 collections!


Sept 22, DC: For the second year, we’re combining our two popular events, the Freedom 5K and Family Day, into one full day of racing and family fun: Homecoming. During the Civil War the Lincoln family called the Cottage home. This year we welcome everyone back “home” to join us for a full day of activities where you can run, walk, and play like Lincoln. Come for just the race, just Family Day activities, or stick around for both!

Born Yesterday

Sept 21-Oct 21, DC: In this sharp-edged satire, Ford's Theatre presents the opportunistic tycoon Harry Brock who arrives in Washington with his naive girlfriend, Billie Dawn, to game the political system. With the help of an idealistic reporter, Billie wisens up and fights back to end the corruption.


Sept 18-Nov 11, VA: A chance encounter at a London train stop changes the course of life for two people in this hit Broadway play by Tony Award®-winning playwright Simon Stephens, presented by Signature Theatre. After mistaking him for someone else, Georgie finds herself improbably drawn to the much older Alex. Their instant connection ignites a tender, funny and intimate journey in an electric new play directed by Joe Calarco.

Out of the Darkness Walk Annapolis

Sept 21, Annapolis: When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. The Annapolis walk starts at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium.

Ain't Misbehavin

Sept 14-Nov 4, Columbia: ‘This joint will be jumpin’ with Ain’t Misbehavin’,  one of the most popular, well-crafted revues of all time and a Tony Award winner for Best Musical. The inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club with his infectious swing music. Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and powerful energy of this ‘American original’ with music made famous from uptown clubs to Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood!

Savage Mill Ghost Tours

Now-Nov 24, Savage: This fall, schedule a ghost tour at Historic Savage Mill.  Discover the Mill’s haunted history, where restless spirits continue to roam the halls.  Join our resident historian for an hour long guided ghost tour. The tour includes both indoor and outdoor settings.

Maryland Corn Maze

Sept 22-Nov 4, Gambrills: In addition to the 8 acre corn maze... you can make your own butter, buy pumpkins, take a hayride, pedal carts, sling shots, the play house, the hay jump, the junior jump, our corn kernel box, and much more!


Sept 20-23, Ocean City: The weather is beautiful and there's plenty to do at Ocean City, MD's biggest and best festival. Enjoy four fun-filled days of arts and crafts, delicious food, hayrides, kids activities and musical entertainment. Plus, Sunfest hosts big musical headliners every year!

Beethoven Eroica Symphony

Sept 21-23, Baltimore and Bethesda: Marin Alsop opens the season with Beethoven’s "Eroica" Symphony, a work that changed the course of music history. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Joseph Schwantner wrote his New Morning for the World for orchestra and narrator, capturing some of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most eloquent words. Presented at Strathmore and the Meyerhoff.

2018 Classic Wooden Sailboat Rendezvous & Race

Sept 21-24, Annapolis: The 9th Annual "Classic" offers an informal opportunity for wooden boats of all different sizes and designs to join together and compete in a low-key race against other wooden vessels.