Weekends on Wednesday

Feb 28th

Monster Jam
Baltimore Arena

10:30 a.m.
Belair Mansion
12207 Tulip Grove Dr. 

Maya Davis from the Maryland State Archives and Mike Dixon from Delaware will discuss runaway slaves (some from Belair’s Ogle Family) and the lives of everyday citizens during the war. Bring a brown bag lunch; beverages provided. Watch for details in local papers and on the City’s website at www.cityofbowie.org/museums. The program is sponsored in part by the Maryland Humanities Council and is free. For more information, please contact 301-809-3089 or museumevents@cityofbowie.org

March 1st

Chocolate and Candy Festival 
Downtown Bel Air

Wockenfuss, Moore's Candies, Mary Sue Candies, Stephanie's Sweets, Rita's Italian Ice, La Cakerie, Pure Chocolates by Jinji, All About Cookies, A Dream of Chocolate, Kilby Creamery, Oh So Delicious! Cookie Company, Tastefully Simple, and more!

80's Retro Run

80's Retro Run is bringing an 80's walk/ run 5k party to town, and we invite all ages and abilities to come. We've been in the lab, sweating neon bullets and concocting the biggest, wildest, totally awesome 80's Retro Run you could ever imagine!!! Register now on our site

Women Soldiers in The Civil War Armies

Speakers Tracey McIntire and Dr. Audrey Scanlan-Teller will share the stories of over four hundred women who disguised themselves as men to serve heroically in Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Both presenters will be dressed in period clothing as Civil War female soldiers.

Top 30 IBR Bull Riding Finals

Top 30 Bull Riding Finals presented by the International Bull Riders. Watch as the top 30 bull riders battle for final standings. Doors open at 5pm and the show starts at 7pm. Bring your children out for the Little Wranglers Rodeo prior to the start of the show. Food, drink and bleacher seating.

German Wine Festival
Ellicott City

Sponsored by Petite Cellars and hosted by Turf Valley Resort. Featuring wines from the Mosel, Pfalz, Rheinhessen, Nahe and Saar regions with the winemakers themselves. Explore the noble grapes of Germany, while expanding your wine knowledge and taste through some of the most acclaimed estates.


Crack open a musical time capsule of Baltimore at the landmark Old Saint Paul's Church featuring the languages, ethnicities and styles of Charm City's rich history, including spirituals, settings of Poe, liturgical Hebrew texts, Spanish love poetry, Greek folk songs of protest, and a Star-Spangled Banner redux.

Haven on the Lake 
Historic Oakland
5430 Vantage Point Rd 

Get a sneak preview of the new Haven on the lake mind body wellness retreat. Join mind and body discussions on nutrition, skin care, acupuncture and massage from the Still Point. Participate in movement class demonstrations including Barre, Yoga and Pilates. Watch a video presentation on the new Haven on the Lake. Enjoy complimentary refreshments from Whole Foods. Kidspace area for children to share fun fitness activities, arts & crafts, and snacks. Get free giveaways and more!

St. Patrick's Day Parade 
Alexandria, VA

Classic Car Show, Fun Dog Show, Parade featuring Irish Dancing schools, Bagpipe bands, Alexandria community groups and more.

March 2nd

Baltimore Antique Bottle Club Show and Sale

A huge array of Bottles, Fruit Jars, Insulators and related collectibles will be on display for any level of collector. From Bromo Seltzers to multi-thousand dollar Historic Flasks expect to find it here. Free bottle appraisals. Food will be available on-site.

the Lyric
110 West Mount Royal Avenue 

Six time Grammy winners, The Chieftains are now recognized for bringing traditional Irish music to the world’s attention.

Dance Baltimore
Owings Mills

Discover traditional dances from Africa, Mexico, the Middle East, and fiery flamenco. Dance Baltimore brings dancers from Sankofa Dance Theatre, Barakaat Middle Eastern Dance Company, Bailes De Mi Tierra, and Arte Flamenco. Part of the "Take a Leap" Baltimore County Dance Celebration.

This Weekend

Spring Sea Glass Festival
600 Discovery Lane
Grasonville, MD

Come see what can be done with Sea Glass. Vendors from all over will be here to show their wares. Admission is free. For more information call (410)604-2100

The Dresser

As Britain is under attack from German aircraft, a group of traveling, ragtag Shakespearean players tours the English countryside performing the Bard's tragic masterpiece - King Lear. Sir is the last of the great actors of a generation that has since past. As he prepares to play his 227th performance as Lear, he suddenly realizes he cannot recall his first line.

Baker Artist Awards 2013 
Baltimore Museum of Art

The BMA presents artworks by sculptor Jonathan Latiano and photographer Lynne Parks and a video presentation of cellist Dariusz Sckoraczewski, winners of last year’s $25,000 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize.

Maryland Home and Garden Show

Local gardening pros dust off their trowels and shovels to create gardens inspired by popular books and novels as part of this year’s “Books in Bloom” theme. The Maryland Home & Garden Show is sponsored by M&T Bank and is part of the National Home & Garden Show Series presented by DISH Network.

Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium From Greek Collections
National Gallery of Art

Heaven and EarthArt of Byzantium from Greek Collections is the first exhibition devoted to Byzantine art at the Gallery. It presents life in Byzantium through approximately 170 works of art dating from the inception of the empire to its close. Drawn from collections throughout Greece, they include sculpture, mosaics, icons, frescoes, manuscripts, metalwork, jewelry, glass, embroideries, coins, and ceramics. The works are arranged in five sections: From the Ancient to the Byzantine WorldSpiritual Life,Pleasures of LifeIntellectual Life, and The Last Phase: Crosscurrents.


American Cool
National Portrait Gallery-Smithsonian Institution

To define cool, you might start by listing the names of those who've contributed to pop-culture through their artistic influence or appealing personas. On Feb. 7, the National Portrait Gallery opens "American Cool," a photographic exhibition exploring the idea of cool with 100 portraits of American artists, musicians, actors and other iconic figures. Those featured include Frank Sinatra, Madonna, Miles Davis and Billie Holiday. The exhibit includes work by Carl Van Vechten, Annie Leibovitz and Cass Bird and other photographers.

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