Weekends on Wednesday


This Weekend:

Welcome to the 2014 Mountain Maryland Plein Air event! This sixth annual juried exhibition and art competition is sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council, a non-profit organization that was established in 1975 to support and grow the arts in our community.

Raven's Beach Bash (Ocean City)
Fans join Ravens players, coaches, cheerleaders, Playmakers, Poe, talent from 98Rock and Miller Lite as they turn Ocean City into Ravenstown for the weekend.

The event will feature Orient Express Pro Street, DME Racing Real Street, Trac King Clutches Top Sportsman, Crazy 8's, Louis Concrete 4.60 Index, FBR Shop 5.60 Index, Fast by Gast Pro E.T., and Brock's Performance Street E.T. The event will also include Grudge Racing, and the "Afterdark Underground" 2-hour grudge program on Saturday night.

Amadeus (Baltimore)
Fells Point Corner Theatre presents the play about the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by one of his chief rivals, Antonio Salieri.

Hello, Dolly (Bowie) 
2nd Star presents a show that pulls out all the stops - sets, songs, delightful costumes, and superior staging. Add to that classic musical numbers like "Put on Your Sunday Clothes", "Before the Parade Passes By", and "It Only Takes a Moment", , and you will leave singing and wanting more!

Enjoy a collection of watercolor, acrylic, mixed-media, cards and prints by the artists of the Willowbrook Studio. Preview: May 29 5:30pm-8pm, A reception will be held May 30, 5:30pm-8pm. The show continues on May 31, 12-3pm. A portion of the proceeds will benefit a local 
Howard County charity.

Set amidst raw-boned guitar riffs and emotionally charged vocals, the Blues Fest represents a unique "home-grown" partnership between public and private concerns. Conceptually conceived in 1995, and annually hosted by the City of Hagerstown, the Western Maryland Blues Fest has mushroomed into a critically acclaimed blues event in the mid-Atlantic region since its modest inception in 1996.

The Wizard of Oz (Baltimore) 
Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts' desires.


Millennium will be holding a free concert on Friday, May 30 at Metro Centre at Owings Mills beginning at 7 pm. The band, which features former American Idol finalist Travis Tucker, plays a variety of music that ranges from Adele to Nirvana and is appropriate for all ages. 410-363-6205


Strawberry Festival (Sykesville) 
Crafts, flea market, games, hay wagon rides, food, baked goods, strawberries, shortcake, entertainment.

Annapolis Leukemia Cup (Annapolis) 
No one should fight cancer alone. Celebrating its 22nd year, The Leukemia Cup Regatta, is a thrilling event that combines the exhilaration of  competitive sailing with the important task of raising money to fight blood cancers. Communities across America have been raising more than just a sail to help save the lives of children and adults with blood cancers.

Floating Fleet Day at CBMM (St. Michaels) 
the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD will host Floating Fleet Day, where visitors can experience the Miles River aboard an authentic Chesapeake wooden workboat.

Is it psychic? Is it intuition? Is it magic? You be the judge. The Evasons put a new twist on the works of 19th century mediums, spiritualists & psychics. A mind blowing experience that defies logic.The Evasons have performed for political leaders, business magnates and royal families in over 35 countries. TV appearances on major networks include NBC, Discovery Channel, CBS and FOX. See them live and you'll be captivated by spot-on powers of perception. Even skeptics have been left speechless!

Bring a blanket and join us for a free family fun evening under the stars! Sat. May 31 - Frozen Sat. June 7 - Despicable Me 2 Fri. June 20 - The Lego Movie Fri. June 27 - Viewer's Choice

The Annapolis Maritime Museum announces its first free Saturday Sundae Funday from 11am-1pm on Saturday May 31st. Come out to our Back Creek location to participate in some of the great family activities that the Museum offers while making your own sundaes with Annapolis’ best ice cream.

Summer Movie at the Wine Bin: Waiting for Guffman (Ellicott City)
The Wine Bin’s outdoor summer movies run Saturday nights from June through September. Parking lot closes an hour before show time. The Bin offers a wine tasting before each movie and has coolers of ice to chill your beer and wine. Bring a chair and a picnic. (and a blanket). The Bin offers popcorn and bottled water to benefit Voices for Children of Howard County


Columbia Home Tour (Columbia) 
Celebrating its 5th year, the Columbia Home Tour highlights the rich diversity of architectural styles, promoting Columbia's history and lifestyle, while supporting the community. During the tour, participants are invited to Amherst House in Kings Contrivance for light refreshments and more!

From Manor to Modern: Garden Design in Columbia and Ellicott City--23rd Annual Garden Tour (Ellicott City)
Presented by the Horticultural Society of Maryland. Focusing on one of Howard County’s oldest communities and one of its youngest, this year’s walking and driving tour takes visitors to seven private gardens that range from a tranquil arboretum and formal plantings surrounding an 18th century country estate to innovative contemporary gardens tucked away in suburbia. The wide variety of intriguing garden designs provide inspiration to everyone from novice gardeners to master landscapers. As an exciting new addition, guests will be able to get a bite of breakfast or lunch at food trucks along the way. Members of the Horticultural Society of Maryland are admitted to the tour without charge. General public tickets are $35 when purchased in advance online by May 31st.

The Lardarius Webb Foundation will raise and distribute funds to provide aid to underprivileged children and their families. The primary purpose of this foundation is to keep young men and women off the streets and out of trouble, by giving them the knowledge, confidence, and support to achieve any positive goals they set.

2014 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Temple Isaiah Matzohball. The Matzohball Run is a family friendly 5K run and 1 mile run/walk Signature Event that is held at beautiful Centennial Park in Ellicott City.

The Renoir Returns (Baltimore)
More than 60 years after its theft from the BMA, Pierre-Auguste Renoir's On the Shore of the Seine (c. 1879) returns to public view

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