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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day LIVE!

This Weekend:

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day LIVE! (Various Museums)
Receive Free Admission for 2 at Participating Venues with a ticket. In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free.

Westminster Fall Fest (Westminster)
Carnival rides, live entertainment and food. Enjoy more than 100 crafters and commercial vendors. No pets.

Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 (Baltimore)
The Baltimore Comic-Con comic book-oriented fan convention featuring marquee-name comic book creators, publishers, charitable organizations, comic/pop culture vendors, costume contest, art auction, annual exclusive yearbook, autograph scavenger hunt, Kids Love Comics pavilion, exclusive events, etc.

A MidSummer Night's Dream (Baltimore)
Join us for the magic and merriment when the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Ian Gallanar, CSC’s Founding Artistic Director.

Capital Challenge Horse Show (Upper Marlboro)
Annual competition with elaborate championship presentations.

Calvert County Fair (Prince Frederick)
Calvert County’s long agricultural heritage and history is celebrated each year with an old-fashioned county fair complete with farm animals, displays of all kinds, demonstrations and delicious Southern Maryland cooking.

Farm Heritage Days and Bull Blast (West Friendship)
Farm equipment, farm animals, food and entertainment, with the Bull Blast and Rodeo Extravaganza.

Maryland Renaissance Festival (Annapolis)
Second largest Renaissance festival in the nation. A 16th-century celebration on 10 stages on 22 acres.

The Night Fairy (Bethesda)
Flory is a Night Fairy who is attacked by a bat. When her wings are damaged, she is forced to learn how to survive by daylight. During her adventures, Flory reconciles with her foe. By the time her wings begin to sprout back, Flory has discovered a renewed sense of creativity, and resilience.

Wine on the Beach (Ocean City)
Wineries from across the mid-Atlantic region, arts and crafts, continuous entertainment, food and more.

Steel Wheels Festival (Cumberland)
The Steel Wheels Festival will be a celebration of history and will include a night photo sessions, C&O 1309 restoration shop tours, the Amtrak Exhibit Train, daytime train rides and Dinner train "Dining by Rail" with Jim Porterfield.

Remote Control Airplane Festival: Charm City Memorial Fly-In (Baltimore)
This free event features local hobbyists zipping, dipping and diving their R/C planes, helicopters and jets. As part of the three-day event, attendees will enjoy flights and demonstrations by more than 25 pilots, novice training sessions, and festivities and food.


Baltimore Book Festival (Baltimore)
Baltimore Book Festival features hundreds of appearances by local, celebrity and nationally known authors, book signings, more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers, nonstop readings on multiple stages.

Chestertown Harry Potter Festival (Chestertown)
The colonial river town will host the celebration, featuring spectacular activities and events for children and adults – wizards and muggles alike. Proudly, presented by the non-profit Mid-Shore Community Foundation, the Festival benefits the Garfield Center for the Arts.

Stargazing and Smores (Savage)
Drink in the expanse of our universe with an illuminating night hike on our Stargazing Trip. Our well versed guides will regale you with colorful stories of our constellations, and facts about our stars leaving from our base camp at Savage Mill. Then we will shoot for the stars on our Giant Swing.  After your hike we will roast s’mores over an open campfire and under the canopy of silver speckled twilight. Enjoy the best of summer all in one night.

Motown Open Dance Party (Jessup)
Join us for our first 60’s party! Dance the night away to your favorite music of the era and make sure to come dressed to impress in you favorite 60’s attire!


Crabtoberfest (Cambridge)
This one of a kind event features German music, dancing, German and Eastern Shore food.

Arts Collective Presents: What Improv Group (Columbia)
W.I.G., now in its fifth year, returns for a 3-show run throughout AC’s 19th season… guaranteeing an outstanding, unique, wig-wearing journey inside truth, storytelling and improv! Seriously funny business… always spontaneous… always honest… and always with audience suggestions and participation… often featuring stellar, surprise guest artists! GA 12$ Students 10$

Kunta Kinte Children's Festival (Annapolis)
Kunta Kinte was one of 98 slaves brought to Annapolis, Maryland aboard the ship Lord Ligonier in 1767, and despite many years in bondage, he never lost his connection to his African heritage. Kunta Kinte's experience symbolizes the struggle of all ethnic groups to preserve their cultural heritage.

Frederick Douglass Day (St. Michaels)
The Town of Easton and the Frederick Douglass Honor Society invite you to celebrate the life of Frederick Douglass and his powerful legacy during Frederick Douglass Day. The celebration will feature a parade with bands, keynote address by renowned Douglass scholar, musical performances, children activities, food and retail vendors, a tour of “The Hill,” a historically-oriented scavenger hunt, oral history interviews and a free screening of “Twelve Years a Slave”.

Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race (Cambridge)
Watch a race of skipjacks from throughout the Chesapeake Bay, hosted by Cambridge's ambassador skipjack, Nathan of Dorchester. Views from Long Wharf and other locations along the banks of the Choptank River. Bleachers, food and gift vendors at Long Wharf. One of only two skipjack races left on Bay.

Art in the Park (Stevensville)
Art festival with local and visiting artists displaying original works; food, music and crafts.

MPT MotorWeek CARnival (Adamstown)
Maryland Public Television hosts its second annual MotorWeek CARnival, a car show for auto enthusiasts and families. Join John Davis, host and creator of MotorWeek, and Pat Goss, host of “Goss’s Garage” segment on the show, and enjoy entertainment for all ages. $10 per car in advance, $15 day of

The Shindig Music Festival (Baltimore)
This year’s two main stages will be anchored by alternative rock legends JANE’S ADDICTION and punk rock favorite’s RISE AGAINST. The all-day festival will feature two identical main stages with NO OVERLAPPING SETS of music. The Vending Village in The Woods includes a diverse offering of Baltimore’s best and familiar food and beverage options with plenty of seating and shade available. The Woods is also home to the Ripley’s “Believe it or Not” Side Stage featuring an array of rare talent including sword swallowers,

National Public Lands Day (North East)
Come out and celebrate Public Lands Day at Elk Neck State Park! You will be among thousands of people nation-wide who volunteer their time to benefit America's public lands. Work with park staff and afterwards enjoy a live animal program featuring some of Maryland’s most common reptiles.

Shawan Downs Legacy Chase (Cockeysville)
The Legacy Chase has become an annual event marrying the excitement of a steeplechase with the beauty of the country side.

Old Town Bowie Fall Festival (Bowie)
The Old Town Bowie Fall Festival features antiques, crafts, vendors, food, and entertainment! Lots of fun for everyone in the family! This outdoor event is family-friendly, including appropriate entertainment for the younger crowd. Rain date is the following day.

Dogfest Featuring Paws on Parade Walkathon - A Doggone Great Day! (Reisterstown)
Dog lovers! Dogfest featuring Paws on Parade, is a dog day extravaganza for pets and pet lovers that benefits the no-kill shelter, Baltimore Humane Society. The Family Fun day includes a walkathon, activities, games, dog swimming, events, food, and contests!

U.S. Naval Academy vs. Western Kentucky Football (Annapolis)
Watch Navy face off against Western Kentucky at U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Historic London Town and Gardens Fall Plant Sale (Edgewater)
Purchase an unusual camellia or magnolia, a London Town-grown perennial, or a seasonal plant from the Melwood Horticultural program. The event features an array of native and exotic woodland species that thrives in our local environment. Master gardeners will be on site to assist. A list of plant offerings is posted on London Town’s website.

Mortified Baltimore (Baltimore)
Come share the shame with readings from embarrassing adolescent diaries, locker notes, and bad teen poetry, all read live on stage by their original authors in front of total strangers. As seen in the documentary "Mortified Nation," it's equal parts comedic, cathartic, and creepily voyeuristic.

FARE Walk for Food Allergy (Rockville)
The FARE Walk for Food Allergy is coming to Rockville on September 27, 2014. Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies. To register for the walk, visit www.foodallergywalk.org/rockville2014

This fun-packed festival will celebrate and promote the best of Maryland's handcrafed and distinctive microbrews. 14 breweries with over 30 types of beer. Food, vendors and continuous music.

The Business & Community Expo has something for everyone. If you have a business, want to start a business, or purchase products and services from businesses; this is an event for you!


The Midtown Men (Bel Air)
Tony® Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony® Award nominee J. Robert Spencer, shared the Broadway stage for over a thousand performances in the mega-hit Jersey Boys. The Midtown Men, they have thrilled crowds on concert stages and symphony halls across the continent, and have delighted television audiences with performances on "Good Morning America," "Access Hollywood," "Katie," and "The Chew.

One Maryland One Book,Maryland's largest annual reading & discussion program, with free programs and discussions in every county in the state. Hear Reyna Grande speak about her memoir, "The Distance Between Us." She will take questions and sign books in 6 public appearances across the state.

Colonel Timothy J. Holtan and guest conductor Dr. Michael Votta, Professor of Music at the University of Maryland, lead members of the Concert Band in music highlighting dance and movement. The concert also features the ensemble, invoke.

Lutenist Richard Stone has performed as soloist and accompanist worldwide. The New York Times called his playing “beautiful” and “lustrously melancholy,” while the Washington Post described it as having “the energy of a rock solo and the craft of a classical cadenza.”

This ageless tale of star-crossed lovers in 13th-century Verona is retold in elegant and virtuosic bel canto style and offers some of Bellini’s most beautiful melodies. Based on Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” this is “an opera of dramatic appeal” (New York Times) and features the enormous talents of stunning soprano Nicole Cabell as Giulietta and mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Romeo. Tenor David Portillo sings the role of Tebaldo.

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