Weekends on Wednesdays

Boo at the Zoo

This Weekend:

Haunted Tales Candle-Lit Walk (Denton)
Hear scary stories culled from the history of Denton, concluding with a hot beverage and sweet treat served back at the museum. Flashlights recommended.

Richard II (Baltimore)
His arrogance contributes to his undoing and the onset of the Wars of the Roses. Rich with beautiful language, this “Hollow Crown” history remains one of Shakespeare’s most-loved plays.

2014 Mountain Maryland Art Sale and Tour (Cumberland)
The Allegany Arts Council presents the annual "Mountain Maryland Art Sale & Tour," featuring live demonstrations and artwork for sale.

Twelfth Night (Frederick)
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, DIRECTED BY TIM SELTZER MET presents that well known western Twelfth Night, a Rootin’ Tootin’ Six-Gun Shootin’ comedy by Wild Bill Shakespeare.

Great Scale Model Train Show (Timonium)
Take your magical excursion into miniature worlds which show life as it was, as it is, or as it could be. Fantastical, exquisite layouts built by skilled modelers will transport you to times and places you'll enjoy and remember. An ideal outing for families, individuals or couples looking for a unique and memorable diversion. Bring your camera.

Cambridge Schooner Rendezvous (Cambridge)
Dockside tours. Choptank River Day sails on Schooners and tall ships with Chesapeake food and music.

Boo at the Zoo (D.C.)
Kids can visit the zoo and trick-or-treat in their favorite costume and collect candy, snacks and souvenirs at the 40 not-so-spooky treat stations scattered throughout the zoo. Other features include animal demonstrations and decorated trails. 

Kids Euro Festival (D.C.)
The two-week event, now in its seventh year, offers families the chance to explore and celebrate European arts and culture. The event features European entertainers, movie screenings, puppet and juggling shows, cooking demonstrations and theater workshops.


AR-BOO-RETUM! (Baltimore)
We will celebrate the holiday in the shadow of the 1860′s mansion with night hikes, trick or treat stops and a costume parade! And that is just the beginning! 

Eerie, Scary Campfire Stories (Catonsville)
Join professional storyteller, Janice Curtis Green and friends for some eerie, scary stories around the campfire, followed by that all-time favorite: S'mores. Adults and children 7+. $4 members/$6 non-members. Advanced registration required... 410-887-1081

Vienna Boys Choir (Frederick)
Dubbed by The New York Times as “bright, light voices through the centuries,” the Vienna Boys Choir perform each year in front of almost half a million people. With a repertoire including everything from medieval to contemporary and experimental music, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Stargazing with S'mores (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.


OysterFest (St. Michaels)
The event features live music, oysters and other food, children’s activities, boat rides, oyster demonstrations, harvesting displays, retriever demonstrations, cooking demonstrations, and an oyster stew competition among regional chefs. 

89th Annual Alsatia Mummers Parade (Hagerstown)
A longtime fall tradition features floats, bands and individual costumed mummers. 

Westminster Halloween Parade (Westminster)
Parade route Pennsylvania Avenue to Longwell Avenue through West and East Main Streets.

Spooky Science (Baltimore)
There will be hair-raising activities, creepy crafts, and fangtastic demonstrations. Guests can look forward to making gooey, glowing slime, decorating pumpkins and trick-or-treat bags, creating catapults for a punkin’ chunkin’ contest, exploring spooky sensory bins, and much more!

Crop Hop (Upper Marlboro)
The Crop Hop is a bike tour designed to highlight the connection between farms, fresh food and good health, and to help provide fresh farm foods to low-income families in Southern Maryland. This year, we're offering cycling tours to Southern Maryland farms for riders of all levels, as well as canoeing, kayaking and 1812 War re-enactments for non-riders. Early registration comes with a local lunch, locally-sourced snacks and a commemorative t-shirt. Register early!

Seaside 10-Mile and 5K Run (Ocean City)
This well-known event will take place rain or shine! Join in the 10-mile or 5K race, both starting at the Ocean City Inlet. The race begins at 9:00 a.m. The race course includes the world famous Ocean City Boardwalk.  

Classical Favorites (Frederick)
The Frederick Symphony Orchestra presents its Classical Favorites concert. The first concert of the 2014-2015 season will feature guest conductor Vladimir Lande and clarinet soloist Laura Armstrong. Music for the evening includes selections from Wagner, Weber, and Dvorak.

Doors Open Baltimore (Baltimore)
This year, Baltimore Architecture Month will host the first-ever DOORS OPEN BALTIMORE event: one day in which buildings from across the city will be open for visitors to come in and explore! Cities around the world host Doors Open events where notable architecture is open to the public to explore. This year, Baltimore Architecture Month will host the first-ever DOORS OPEN BALTIMORE event! This year's theme is "Industrial Baltimore."

Bicentennial Commemoration of the Skirmishes at Herring Creek (Tracys Landing)
The Deale Area Historical Society hosts the bicentennial commemoration of the Skirmishes at Herring Creek with re-enactors, samples of period food, local genealogists, local artisans, photography exhibits, and much more at this year's event.

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn (Frederick)

The riveting musicianship of multi-GRAMMY®-winner Béla Fleck blends with Abigail Washburn’s beguiling compositions to create an explosion of musical white heat. Whether performing as a duo or with other collaborators, these banjo players are a match made in musical heaven.

Celebrate Charles: FallFest (Waldorf)
Welcome in the Harvest Season with the Celebrate Charles Concert Series featuring live music performed by Sam Grow and Sarah Grey Band! Visit the Artisan and Crafter Celebrate Charles Marketplace and enjoy food, drinks, Family fun zone and amusements, and a Trick or Treat Trail. Held Rain or Shine.

Charm City Type Challenge (Baltimore)
A scavenger hunt for typography in Baltimore. This all-ages event builds upon last year’s Instagram-based “race” to spell a phrase using typefaces found in Baltimore. This all-ages event builds upon last year’s Instagram-based “race” to spell a phrase using typefaces found in Baltimore. This year, we’re challenging contestants take part in three distinct challenges to compete for prizes. All team members will explore Baltimore using non-motorized transportation.

Annapolis 1864 (Annapolis)
Various events and locations. Call 410-222-1401 for details. Encampment Reenactment 10/25, Reception, Lectures, Theatre, Libation Ceremony, Emancipation Day Proclaimed, Awards Gala


Anthony McGinn, clarinet and Christopher Shih, piano (North Bethesda)
Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera, Anthony McGill has performed with orchestras and in chamber recitals around the world, and has thrilled audiences in appearances from Barack Obama’s inauguration to Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood to the Steve Harvey Show.

Opera with a Twist (Annapolis)
"Opera With a Twist" will feature solos and ensembles from the operatic repertoire that display facets of love gone awry-misplaced love, misunderstood love, misguided love, and love on the rocks.

Germantown Family Fall Festival (Rockville)
Bring the whole family to the Shops at Town Center in Germantown, MD on Sunday, October 26 from noon until 4pm for a day filled with exciting children’s activities, entertainment and fall-themed fun. Dress in your best Halloween costume for a chance to win gift certificates to the Town Center.

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