Weekends on Wednesday

Such a variety of fun things to do!  

What are YOU going to do this weekend?

(By the way...any text in italics has been "borrowed" from the respective web site...)

MICA Art Market
Maryland Institute College of Art

Students, Faculty, Alumni and Staff Sell Fine Art, Handmade Gifts, and Unusual Objects Dec 11–14

Music at the Museum: OCEAN (Celtic Fusion)

DEC 13; 8:00 PM

The Howard County Historical Society presents OCEAN performing a Holiday themed show as the last of 2013 Museum Concert Series.  Doors will open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8:00pm.

OCEAN is the East Coast's premiere Celtic fusion band, with a live show the Washington Post calls "nothing short of spellbinding," over 20 Washington Area Music Awards, and a history of sold-out concerts at such venues as The Birchmere and The Kennedy Center. Powered by the soaring vocals of Lisa Moscatiello and the creative genius of composer/arranger Jennifer Cutting, OCEAN is where ancient ballads meet cutting-edge electronics, where the Bagpipes meet the Beatles, and where fans of all generations and musical tastes can enjoy the same concert! Known for their electrifying stage presence, innovative arrangements, and the ability to move from ethereal to high-energy in a heartbeat, OCEAN is an All-Star band featuring some of the East Coast’s most revered Celtic and pop musicians. They have graced North America’s major festival stages, won over 20 Washington Area Music Awards including “Musician of the Year” and “Album of the Year,” been featured in Billboard magazine, and made two critically acclaimed, internationally distributed CDs, the first of which received four stars in Britain’s notoriously tough MOJO magazine.


Dec 13; 6:00 pm, Savage Mill

Experience thrills at night on our zip line and giant swing. Then take a haunted ghost tour of Savage Mill to learn about its industrial past and the people who lived and worked there. Then enjoy delicious food and drink at Rams Head Tavern (not included in price).

Kris Kringle Procession

Dec 13; 6:30 pm, Frederick

Kris Kringle is coming to town as the star of this year’s Kris Kringle Procession presented Celebrate Frederick.  The event begins at the corner of South Carroll and West Patrick Streets in Frederick and ends in Baker Park with the lighting of the City Tree.

The procession mirrors the small town charm that makes Frederick so special during the holidays. Local children dressed as reindeer, snowflakes, angels, elves, and gifts will accompany costumed characters, some modern, some traditional, through Frederick’s downtown streets.

George Mason University's Center for the Arts

The spirit of the Christmas season comes to life when the angelic voices of these delightful lads rise together in song for their joyous holiday concert! The Vienna Boys Choir performs a program of classical and popular music that includes traditional Christmas carols, Gregorian chants, songs from around the world, and popular holiday favorites. For over half a millennium this celebrated choir has won the hearts, and the ears, of the world with their purity of tone, enthralling harmonies, expansive repertoire, and cherubic presence. Many great composers have collaborated with the choir throughout the centuries — Franz Schubert himself was even a chorister. This spectacular concert is a heartwarming evening of music for the entire family to enjoy.

Annapolis Light Parade

Dec 14; 6-8 pm

Every year on the second Saturday in December, magic happens on the water of the Annapolis Harbor...boats suddenly appear out of the cold winter night illuminated with thousands of colored lights and crewed by jolly revelers. Families and friends gather at their favorite viewing spots along the waterfront to see this yearly spectacle and to celebrate the holiday season together. The Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade is one of Annapolis' signature event and we invite you to join us as a participant or a spectator cheering on all the decorated boats and their crews.

"Ride the Bus With Us to NYC" by Bob's BMW Motorcycle

Because nothing says Christmas like motorcycles, right?

Dec 14

Be the first to see what is coming in 2014 from BMW and all other major manufacturers in the motorcycle industry. See the newest models and features, new available colors, and LOTS more including new gadgets, accessories, and apparel all under one roof at the 2013-2014 New York International Motorcycle Show (IMS)!

Maryland Art Place

 "Under $500" affordable art sale

Dec 13 & 14

Maryland Art Place invites you to join us at our first "Under $500" affordable art sale this December!

Please join us on Friday, December 13 at 7 o'clock for a first-come, first-served opportunity to purchase affordable and original works of art. The event will feature the work of Baltimore and surrounding area artists at a price point of $500 or less. Purchase work at any point throughout the evening and take home that night!

Guests can expect to mingle with other artists, collectors, patrons and general art enthusiasts at the event with an open wine and beer bar, along with light tastings with a holiday twist.

Tickets can be purchased through MissionTix for $40 Pre-Sale, or purchase for $50 at the door.

Holiday Festival

Dec 14; 11:30 am - 3 pm

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Come in from the cold and celebrate the holidays with us! Stop by our craft tables to make a wintry art project. We’ll also have themed scavenger hunts, hot apple cider, and festive music to get you into the holiday spirit.

Howard County Historical Society Holiday Historic House Tour

Dec 15; 1 - 6:30 pm

Mark your calendar now for our much anticipated, always enjoyed Annual Holiday House Tour -- Generously Sponsored by The Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
This year's tour features five historic Howard County properties including The Shrine of Saint Anthony in Ellicott City, Folly Quarter Manor (McTavish Carrollton Hall once owned by Governor John Lee Carroll and Van Lear Black, publisher of The Baltimore Sun) located at the Shrine,Richland Farm (with the original 1781 log house), Dalton (built circa 1925 on brick and stone foundation that may date to 1770) in Columbia’s Thunder Hill neighborhood, and Salopha (circa 1742) in Sykesville.
Ticket holders will travel comfortably en route to the various historic sites aboard a fleet of Eyre Buses. New this year will be onboard drinks and snacks available at a nominal cost.
Buses leave promptly at 1:00 PM along Frederick Road at the Charles E. Miller Branch Library (9421 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City). It is suggested to arrive 15 minutes early to check in.
Ticket costs are:
$35 for HCHS Members
$45 for Guests of HCHS Members
$50 for General Public/
New Members Only -- which includes a 2014 HCHS Individual Membership. A $30 value --yours free with your tour ticket!

"The Nutcracker on Ice"

Dec 14 & 15

Columbia Figure Skating Club

Donations for Adventures

Dec 15, Savage Mill

Donate three canned food, new clothing or new toys for our annual help the needy drive and get a free zip line or giant swing.  Call 301-725-1313 for details.

It's a bit of a drive, but here is a new Christmas Tradition in the making for you adventurous souls...

Dec 15; 3:00 pm

Christ Episcopal Church, Columbia

Now until Dec 22

Center Stage, Baltimore
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel spins a musical tale of hope and forgiveness. It’s a bitterly cold Christmas Eve in 1864 and all along the Potomac, from the White House to the battlefields, friends and foes alike find their lives strangely and poetically intertwined. Weaving together carols, and folk songs, this “beautifully stitched tapestry of American lives” (The New York Times) is sure to become a new holiday classic for the entire family.