Annapolis Film Festival

Mar 22-25, Annapolis: The 6th Annual Annapolis Film Festival returns to downtown Annapolis with a full slate of more than 80 films from 28 countries screening during the festival, including a U.S. premiere and four films from Sundance making their East Coast premiere, The Festival’s new theme: Voices Strong, Minds Open, is threaded throughout the four-day program of films, panels, parties, showcases, coffee talks, and Q&A’s with filmmakers.

National Cherry Blossom Festival

Ongoing, DC: More than just a celebration of the blossoms, it's a three-week-long cultural festival held all over the city. The Opening Ceremony includes traditional and contemporary performances from American and Japanese artists. Other popular events include the Blossom Kite Festival, Petalpalooza (formerly the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival) and the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, which is followed by the Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival. There's something for everyone!

BSO Pulse: Valerie June

Mar 22, Baltimore: BSO Pulse brings together the worlds of classical and indie music onto one stage. The concert begins with a BSO performance, followed with a set by Valerie June, and culminates with both groups performing on stage together. The New York Times hails Valerie June as one of America's "most intriguing, fully formed new talents."

48th Annual Antique Auto/Motorcycle/Truck Parts Swap Meet

Mar 23-24, Westminster: Each year this event generates hundreds of vendors selling, swapping and trading antique auto, motorcycle, street rod and custom auto parts, services and restoration supplies, tools and equipment for commercial and novice hobbyists. Most vendors will educate you on your restoration and give valuable info on where to find original parts and supplies to complete your project. Come see what all the excitement is about!

Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky

Mar 23-24, Baltimore and Bethesda: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents guest conductor Peter Oundjian as he transports you to another land with this evocative program including Rachmaninoff’s Isle of the Dead. BSO Principal Clarinet YaoGuang Zhai showcases the versatility of the clarinet as melancholic, triumphant and playful in Weber’s Concerto No. 2. Hear Tchaikovsky's score climb to joyful heights in his “Little Russian” Symphony. Head to the lobby of the Meyerhoff for a post-concert performance on Friday, March 23, featuring YaoGuang Zhai.

Maya Angelou: A Writer's Legacy

Mar 23, Towson: Maya Angelou experienced a life that most of us could hardly imagine and her impact on society was immeasurable. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is proud to bring you a world premiere biographical sketch of the iconic Maya Angelou. Her talents as an actress, dancer, songwriter and poet entertained and challenged us. While her life, filled with heartache, political activism and humanitarian service taught us to value each other as beautiful, intelligent, works of art.

The Joey Alexander Trio

Mar 23, Bethesda: Born in Bali in 2003, pianist Joey Alexander was teaching himself Thelonious Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t” at the age of 6. Since then, he has delighted audiences across the globe, earning praise from jazz greats from Herbie Hancock to Wynton Marsalis.

Unpub 8

Mar 23-25, Hunt Valley: Come play and test the boardgames of tomorrow, today! Unpub will host their eighth annual Unpublished Games Festival with over 100 game designers, an incredible special guest (Matt Leacock, designer of board game sensation “Pandemic”), exciting vendors, and tons of great play testers.

Beekeeping Basics

Mar 24/31, Owings Mills: This 2-session course will cover everything you need to have thriving bees from the start, including equipment, honey bee biology, dealing with stings, year-round management, swarm control, diseases and honey extracting. Includes hands-on work in the apiary and is taught by Master Beekeeper Steve McDaniel. 

Maryland Day at St. Mary's City

Mar 24, St. Mary's City: Celebrate Maryland’s 384 anniversary with ceremony, pageantry, speeches, and free admission to living history and museum exhibits.

The Cat in the Hat

Mar 24, Cheverly: The adventures of the mischievous cat in the tall striped hat are retold in a delightful new musical production and presented by The Publick Playhouse.

Traditional Egg Hunt

Mar 24, Westminster: Join us at City Park in Westminster for our Annual Egg Hunt. Ages 1-4 egg hunt will be at 10:30 am Ages 5-8 egg hunt will be at 11:30 am. Crafts and games for children!

La Grande Fete

Mar 23, DC: Get ready for a spectacular party with a French accent. The annual Francophonie Cultural Festival spotlights the music, art, literature, film, cuisine, and customs of French-speaking countries and regions from across the globe. Its closing celebration, La Grande Fete, is always magnifique, and this year’s bash is no exception. Sample food and drink from more than 30 embassies as you explore each nation’s unique attractions and traditions.

Stay Amped

Mar 23, DC: The night before the March For Our Lives, support the students by taking in a fabulous concert, featuring Fall Out Boy, G-Easy, Bebe Rexha, Lizzo, Cam, Alex G, Miles McKenna and more!

In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Revue

Mar 24, Frederick: Head to the Weinberg to celebrate America’s greatest generation with the music that moved the nation’s spirit! Now in its 24th year, In the Mood features the timeless melodies and rhythms of the big band era, including “Tuxedo Junction,” “Sing, Sing, Sing,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” and many more. With authentic arrangements, costumes, and choreography, the fabulous String of Pearls big band orchestra and patriotic entertainers will have audiences aged 8 to 98 cheering for more!

Demi Lovato

Mar 24, DC:  Grammy®-nominated, multi-platinum singer and songwriter Demi Lovato with special guest multi-platinum, hip-hop icon DJ Khaled. Tickets still available!

In the Heights

Now-Mar 25, DC: The Kennedy Center presents Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony®-winning first Broadway musical tells the story of a vibrant community on the brink of change in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood in this semi-staged concert performance.

March for Our Lives

Mar 24, DC: The kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today. March with us in Washington DC or march in your own community. On March 24, the collective voices of the March For Our Lives movement will be heard.



Charm City Roller Girls

Mar 10, Dundalk: Join the excitement as the Pigtown Butchers, Hampden Hons, and Dundalk Deviants continue their quest for the Charm City Roller Girls league championship! At the home season opener there was amazing roller deby and fierce competition. Charm City Roller Girls was formed in 2005. What began as a few women meeting at a Skateland on Sunday and Thursday nights soon became an organized league of over 80 dedicated skaters. Inspired by other leagues in New York, Philadelphia, Texas and all over the United States, CCRG quickly devised a strategy to become Maryland’s premiere all-woman, flat-track roller derby league. Go check it out!

Zoo Bloom

Mar 10, Baltimore: Spring is almost here!  It’s time to escape hibernation and head to the Maryland Zoo for our first big event of the new Zoo season. We’ll be welcoming spring (and hopefully warmer weather) with special activities and treats for you and the animals, as well as learning about the animals that live on farms. All activities are included with Zoo admission! As part of this special event, the Zoo will be featuring a full schedule of animal enrichment, where our animals will receive spring-themed treats. It’s a great day to see some of your favorite animals at their most active times…so don’t forget your camera!

The Wiz

Mar 9-May 12, DC: Ease on down the road to Ford's Theatre with Dorothy and her friends Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion on their quest to meet The Wiz. In this adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s magical novel, Dorothy is whisked away by a tornado to the fanciful land of Oz. There, she and her sidekicks encounter Munchkins, flying monkeys and a power-hungry witch named Evillene who vows to destroy them. Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score, "The Wiz" is a musical feast featuring soul, gospel, R&B and pop. Rediscover the power of courage, heart, brains and friendship.


Mar 9-24, various dates, Bowie: Playing at Bowie Community Theatre and set in nineteenth-century Switzerland, this classic tale of horror and suspense details the ill-fated experiments of young Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to fathom the secrets of life and death. Purchasing cadavers from two unsavory grave robbers, he gives life to a creature both hideous and touching—and so physically powerful and mentally twisted that he soon brings death or destruction to all who stand in his way. Adhering more closely to the original novel than did the famous motion picture versions, the play blends moments of brooding terror and sudden shock with questions of morality and the dangers of unrestrained scientific inquiry.

Ivy League of Comedy: Fabulously Funny Females

Mar 9, Germantown: The Ivy League of Comedy is the premier group of stand-up comedians touring America. This comedy show honors audiences with original, well-written comedy that doesn’t resort to playing on stereotypes or picking on the audience, and is delivered by stand-up comedy’s funniest and brightest—all of whom happen to be graduates of Ivy League universities. Known for their elite brand of clever comedy, you’ve heard Ivy League’s comics brilliant voices on late-night TV and Comedy Central. Now come see them live on stage!

Washington Women of Jazz

Mar 10-18, DC: Created by Amy K Bormet in 2011, Washington Women in Jazz hosts an annual festival each March to celebrate the women of the DC jazz community. Bormet and her colleagues develop, promote and lead a wide array of concerts, jam sessions, lectures, panels, discussions, and masterclasses.  A highlight of the festival is the Young Artist Showcase, where high school and college women are given a platform to perform and connect with professional jazz artists. Events take place across the DC region/area, and attract diverse audiences from every quadrant.

Jessica Lea Mayfield

Mar 10, DC: Check out Songbyrd, a venue in Adams Morgan, and listen to a mix of bluegrass/acoustic/jazz music this weekend. The  venue — lovingly referred to as "THE BYRD CAGE " — is the new premier space to experience live music in Adams Morgan. Featuring a state of the art sound system and a funky basement vibe. The venue hosts international, national and local artists, from live performers to DJs, as well as other live performance art forms.

Washington DC's 48th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

Mar 11, DC: “Showcasing DC Irish Culture” was chosen as this year’s theme to celebrate local Irish-American leaders who have been instrumental in the promotion Irish culture throughout the DMV area and become leaders in showcasing Washington’s unique Irish heritage beyond the city.

A10 Championship

Mar 9-11, DC: Basketball fans, head to Capitol One Arena for a weekend of excitement!

Rock 'n Roll Run

Mar 10, DC: What started as a simple idea in 1998 – a marathon with bands along the course celebrating each participant – soon transformed the running landscape igniting the second running boom. While entertainment and the energy of a festival weekend define the Marathon Series experience, the fact that runners have raised more than $310 million for participating charities shows our heart and soul. Event weekends include a world-class Health & Fitness Expo and culminate with a finish line concert featuring the biggest names in music. Whether you run or just come to watch, it's a great time!

Women In Aviation and Space

Mar 10, Dc & VA: We Can Do It! is the theme of this great family outing at the Air and Space Museum. They are opening their doors to your family for a day full of hands-on activities, inspiring women, and fun challenges to celebrate women’s contributions to space, aviation, and STEM fields. Their family day is designed to introduce every member of your unique family to groundbreaking women of the past and the women driving us into the future.

Ireland on the Wharf

Mar 10, DC: We’re bringing the luck of the Irish to the waterfront with our Ireland on The Wharf festival! Celebrate the beauty and tradition of the Emerald Isle with bagpipers, a beer garden, Irish dancers, live music, and plenty of family-friendly activities.

Health and Fitness Expo

Mar 10-11, DC: The Washington Convention Center presents this 25th Annual Expo. From prizes, to workout classes, to health screenings and celebrity guests, there's a ton to do for your whole family!

St. Patrick's Celebration

Mar 10, Baltimore: Bring your wee ones and join the BSO for music from the Emerald Isle. This St. Patrick’s Celebration features Anderson’s Irish Suite; BSO musicians Ellen Pendleton Troyer, Jonathan Jensen, Tim Dilenschneider, Chris Williams, Lura Johnson and Brian Prechtl performing traditional Irish reels; Irish dancers from the Broesler School of Irish Dance; and bagpiper Sara Artes.

Direct Current

Now-Mar 19, DC: Modern masterpieces, cutting-edge composition, dance, drag, film, jazz, Hip Hop, video games, electronica, ecology, and activism all converge at the inaugural season of the Kennedy Center's new two-week celebration of contemporary culture. Focusing on works new to Washington, on interdisciplinary creations in which artistic worlds collide, and on innovative responses to topical concerns, this new spring immersion showcases some of the most potent, provocative, and original voices in American arts today.

Annapolis Irish Weekend

Mar 10-11, Annapolis: The weekend kicks off with a good old-fashion Hooley at the Loews Annapolis Hotel. This annual Gala will feature Irish Rock from Dublin 5, Pipe Bands and Irish Dancers as well as great food and activities. This event kicks of a week of activities through March 17th!

From Vienna to Broadway

Mar 9-11, Baltimore: Join Jack Everly for a star-studded performance, featuring three Broadway singers and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society. Enjoy memorable melodies from Lehar to Lloyd Webber, with favorites show tunes from Vienna’s The Merry WidowShowboat and Phantom of the Opera.

Maple Syrup Festival

Mar 10-18, Thurmont: One weekend isn't enough to accomplish all your maple syrup needs. Cunningham Falls State Park understands this, so their Maple Syrup Fest is designed to ensure that time is on your side. Join the staff and volunteers as they demonstrate traditional maple syrup making and sap collection. In addition, festivities include arts and crafts, face painting, and live bluegrass and folk music in a heated tent. A hot pancake breakfast will be served for an additional cost. New this year, the festival will feature a Maple Sap Fun Run March 17. Participants of all ages can participate in a noncompetitive 1.5-mile fun run/walk along a scenic roadway that showcases the park’s sap-producing maple trees.