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Weekends on Wednesdays

Shen Yun 2015

 This Weekend:

The Beauty of Wood (Columbia)
Wood workers showcase their work using a variety of woods which reveal the natural beauty of nature. This show runs from Jan. 26- Feb. 27 with a reception from 6-8pm on Jan. 30.

Macbeth (College Park)
In this daring adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic, an ensemble of four actors will transform The Clarice into the deadly corridors of Dunsinane Castle.

Shen Yun 2015: Reviving 5,000 Years of Civilization (Baltimore)
Shen Yun Performing Arts presents classical Chinese dance, song, and music with choreography ranging from grand processions to legions of thunderous drums, with gorgeously costumed dancers moving in synchronized patterns. 2-1/2 hours, $50.00 - $180.00.

On The Mind (Baltimore)
The exhibition will include a variety of media from large-scale acrylic paintings highlighting recollection and memory to works on paper and digital media pieces. “On the Mind” will be the first major public exhibition to take place in MAP’s newly renovated gallery space. Thru 3/14/2015

Port Tobacco Players Live Theater - The Dixie Swim Club (La Plata)
A hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.

2015 Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show (Baltimore)
The Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show features fun for all ages and boats to shop for every budget and lifestyle. Shop hundreds of new boats, from luxury cruisers and fishing boats to family runabouts and pontoons, plus dozens of booths boasting the latest in marine accessories & electronics.

Howard County Winter Restaurant Week (Ellicott City)
LOVE LOCAL! Howard County’s top chefs are serving up savings with romantic twists on local favorites! Cozy meals at fabulous prix fixe prices from $10.14 – $40.14. 

Mary Poppins (Columbia)
Featuring the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and spectacular stage-craft, MARY POPPINS is everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show! So get swept up in the fun of this high-flying musical.

Poetic Energetic (Ellicott City)
Poetic Energetic features the lively mixed media work of Colombia-born Nico Amortegui (MALO), colorful acrylic paintings by Nigerian artist Stanley Agbontaen, and atmospheric encaustic figure paintings by Marcie Wolf-Hubbard.  

Africa Now: Sub-Saharan Artwork from the World Bank (Easton)
The collection includes numerous contemporary African sculptures, paintings, drawings, and mixed media. The World Bank hopes that Africa Now! will inspire many more to explore and appreciate African art by showcasing this rich collection beyond the confines of the World Bank.

Great Scale Model Train Show (Timonium)
It's the largest show in the country dedicated to "scale" model trains, -- model trains that are intended to be reasonably accurate scale models. And there's much more than just trains.

Introduction to Beekeeping Short Course (Cockeysville)
Understanding the players in the hive How the hive operates as a collective unit of 50,000 individuals Time line of a typical season Signs of a healthy hive Common Pest and diseases and ways to identify them A recap of lessons not to forget

Rapture, Blister, Burn (Bethesda)
Roundhouse Theatre: In a comedy hailed by The New York Times as “intensely smart and immensely funny,” Gina Gionfriddo
(Becky Shaw) takes a sharp, unflinching look at 21st century gender politics. After grad school, Catherine built a career as a rock-star academic while Gwen built a home with a husband and children. Decades later, unfulfilled in opposite ways, each woman covets the other’s life, and a dangerous game begins as each tries to claim the other’s territory.


The Lovejoy Group (Federalsburg)
This 2006 Jazz Jammie Award winning group brings rich vocals, rhythm, energy, and musical intrigue serving up energetic jazz, funky blues and smooth Latin rhythms. www.lovejoygroupmusic.com Come and enjoy a free performance by The Lovejoy Group at Colonel Richardson High School on Friday, January 30 at 7:00pm. For more information, contact the Library at 410-4410-479-1343 or info@carolib

Island of Hope (Fairfax, VA)
 Leah, a ten-year-old Jewish girl growing up in Russia at the turn of the 20th century, escapes oppression and moves with her family to start a new life in the United States. Guests will learn about life at Ellis Island during its busiest years, and the fears and dreams of every hopeful American immigrant. Best for age 8 and older. FREE

The Brau Ramble (D.C.)
Local bluegrass bands are highlighted during a hootenanny at Solly's called the Brau Ramble. (Guess which local brewer sponsors the party.) There's no cover charge, the music starts at 8, and DC Brau beers are $5 all night.


Heavy Seas Oyster and Beer Festival (Baltimore)
Shuck. Slurp. Repeat. Heavy Seas hosts this all you care to taste beer, oyster and pit beef affair at the actual brewery with live music.  

David London's Magic Outside the Box (Baltimore)
David London combines magic with storytelling, puppetry, comedy, philosophy and that which cannot be defined to create original shows of magic unlike you have ever experienced before.

Warmth and Light (Oella)
Life was not simple in Mr. Banneker's time. Learn how he and others made and used fire. Optional purchase of 18th Century flint and steel set (2 week advance order) Adults & children 7+; $3 members, $5 non-members

28th Annual Paper Americana Show (Elkton)
Paper Americana Show featuring books, advertising, photographs, postcards, collectible, ephemera. Admission $3. food on premises- over 35 dealers, 1 hour from Baltimore & Philadelphia.

Concert with Soloist Ruth Capobianco (Wye Mills)
Accomplished soloist Ruth Capobianco performs a concert of showtunes that you won't want to miss. Beverage & lite fare included.

Winter Indoor Flea Market (Westminster)
200+ spaces of crafts, flea market items, collectibles, and more. Food available all day.

American Heart Association First Aid CPR AED (Hyattsville)
Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives.

Cinematic Inspirations (Columbia)
If you like music with a cinematic flair, this is the concert for you! Catholic University Composer Andrew Earle Simpson will be on hand as we give the world premiere of the work we commissioned from him: a score for the 1920 silent film, One Week, starring Buster Keaton. Rossini and Mussorgsky offer two vivid musical stories, while Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite takes us on a journey through America’s most picturesque landscape.

All Good Present Greensky Bluegrass w/Last Bison (D.C.)
Combining the aesthetics of a jam band with traditional bluegrass instruments,Michigan's Greensky Bluegrass might perform a slice of Americana with extended dobro solos, or it could whip out a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Atlantic City."


Westminster Coin and Currency Show (Westminster)
Dealers buying and selling old coins, paper money, gold and silver.

Pro Musica Rara Present SuperBach Sunday: Bach's Best (Towson)
With Greg Mulligan, Ivan Stefanovic, and Julie Parcells, violin; Sara Nichols, flute; Sharon Pineo Myer, viola; Allen Whear, cello; and Dongsok Shin, harpsichord.

Maryland Monday

Continuing last week's theme of traveling to one of Maryland's close neighbors, here's a couple of pictures from Virginia.

Weekends on Wednesdays

This Weekend:

Colonial Players presents "The Liar" (Annapolis)
This sparkling comedy is the story of a man who can't tell the truth, and his servant who can't tell a lie. Together, they roar into Paris and into the immediate pursuit of ladies they meet in the Tuilleries Gardens.

Maryland Athletic Club 2015 Rockin' Resolution Party (Timonium)
Join the Maryland Athletic Club & Wellness Center (MAC) on Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24 as both locations premiere their latest free group exercise classes.

Lone Star Rodeo Bulls, Broncs & Barrels Tour (Salisbury)
Celebrate an American tradition this winter as the Lone Star Rodeo Company presented by Cheerwine brings its Bulls, Broncs and Barrels Tour to the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center for two nights of competition

World of Pets Expo (Timonium)
Exhibitors will fill the spacious Cow Palace with thousands of products and services for pets. Some of the country’s foremost authorities in the pet industry will present seminars and demonstrations covering many aspects of pet care and training. Pets covered in these seminars include dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, ferrets and other animals.

Mandy Patinkin - Dress Casual (Baltimore)
Before he was an Emmy-winning TV star, Mandy Patinkin was already a Tony-winning Broadway legend. "Mandy Patinkin is in the business of showstopping," raves The New Yorker, and that’s exactly what he does in this powerful, passionate evening of popular song. From Irving Berlin to Stephen Sondheim, from Cole Porter to Harry Chapin, Mandy Patinkin takes you on a dazzling musical journey

Magfest: 13th Annual Music & Gaming Festival (Fort Washington)
MAGFest is a four day long party dedicated to the appreciation of video game music, gaming of all types, and the community. The festival runs 24 hours a day, and offers consoles, arcades, tabletop, LAN, live video game cover bands, chiptunes, vendors, guest speakers and much more.

Annie, the Musical (Easton)
Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan.

Annie (Baltimore)
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts, despite a next-to nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan.

Howard County Winter Restaurant Week (Ellicott City)
LOVE LOCAL! Howard County’s top chefs are serving up savings with romantic twists on local favorites! Cozy meals at fabulous prix fixe prices from $10.14 – $40.14.

Howard County Open 2015 (Ellicott City)
A salon-style, non-juried exhibit showcasing local artists. Artists (aged 18 years and older) who live, work, or study in Howard County are invited to bring one piece of original artwork completed in the past two years to the drop-off on January 8 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Poetic Energetic (Ellicott City)
Poetic Energetic features the lively mixed media work of Colombia-born Nico Amortegui (MALO), colorful acrylic paintings by Nigerian artist Stanley Agbontaen, and atmospheric encaustic figure paintings by Marcie Wolf-Hubbard.

Washington Auto Show (D.C.)
The city's largest public show offers a look at all the latest vehicles and technologies including more than 700 new makes and models from more than 40 manufacturers, plus entertainment, activities and celebrity meet-and-greet sessions. See the event website for complete schedule.

Monster Jam (D.C.)
Grave Digger, Iron Man and many other monster trucks jump as many as 14 cars side by side. A Pit Party 11am-12:30pm each day offers a chance to get an up close view of the trucks and to meet the drivers.

Winter Blast (D.C.)
Kids can learn about and participate in Native American games, including the Northwest Coast Beaver Tooth Game, the Woodlands Bone Toss, the Metis Rattle Game and Eskimo Yo-Yo.


School's Out: Oh! 'Possum (Catonsville)
Have you ever met a live ‘possum? This is your chance to learn about North America’s only marsupial followed by a live encounter that will give you a whole new appreciation for the Opossum. All Ages $2 members / $4 non-members

Banneker Star Party (Catonsville)
Join our visiting astronomers for an evening exploring the night sky, inside with a portable planetarium and outside with telescopes. Dress for the weather. Adults and children 7+ $2 members / $4 non-members 

Scotch Tasting at Fireside Stone and Patio (Ellicott City)
Featuring “The Classic Cask” hand crafted, single-batched limited edition whiskeys, with guest speaker James Bailey. $30 per person – limited space is available, so please call us to reserve your spot at 410-465-7802.

Karen K & the Jitterbugs (D.C.)
The kiddie rock band plays high-energy, upbeat tunes that blend imagination and humor. At the Discovery Theater.


Polar Bear Plunge (Annapolis)
It's not just an event - it's an experience that has become a winter-time tradition for thousands of warm-hearted Plungers! this event benefits Maryland's children and adults with intellectual disabilities, as they enjoy the life-changing benefits of participating with Special Olympics of Maryland.

10th Annual Polar Bear Plunge (National Harbor)
Join the Chesapeake Climate Action Network for the 10th annual Polar Bear Plunge at National Harbor.

Choreographer's Showcase (College Park)
Showcase features choreographic works in a range of styles including modern dance, contemporary ballet, aerial choreography, hip-hop and more.

Delores King Williams: "I Love Being Here With You" (North Bethesda)
A Baltimore native and a DC favorite, this sultry, soulful singer is equally at home in musical theater, cabaret and the concert hall. Known for “wowing audiences with her impressive range and beautifully honed technique…scatting trumpetlike flourishes with ease and precision.

Victoria Vox and Unified Jazz Ensemble (Germantown)
Singer/songwriter Victoria Vox, widely renowned for her work on the ukulele, joins the Unified Jazz Ensemble for an evening of jazz standards and original compositions.

Adventures in Heels (Savage)
Terrapin Adventures is hosting a special event to benefit Success in Style. “Adventures in Heels” gives women (and very daring men) the chance to explore the unique Savage Mill Mall in their favorite pair of pumps, completing games, puzzles, challenges and activities similar to those in the TV show

Basket Making Workshop (Catonsville)
Learn basket making with colonial interpreter, Joan Betzold, and construct a 10” square bandana basket for bread. 

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on the Shore (Wye Mills)
Experience the renowned Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Children's Sing Along and Royal Tea (Gaithersburg)
Following the sing-along, a Royal Tea will be held at Kentlands Mansion, where princesses, knights, and other heroes can snack in style. On the menu are small sandwiches, baked sweets, fruit, lemonade, and tea.

Do You Want to Build a Snowman? (Boyds)
Explore the outdoors, build a snowman and read a winter story. Best for ages 4 to 10.

Mr. Gabe and the Circle Time All-Stars (Takoma Park)
The children's entertainers return with a program of family-friendly folk and pop songs for chilren 6 and younger.


Stormy Weather (Annapolis)
A Maryland Federation of Art organized exhibition of 2-D artwork depicting the sights, sounds, colors, impact, anticipation and more of weather and its impact. On display through March 1. Reception January 25 4-6pm at Annapolis Maritime Museum.

"Opera...From a Sistah's Point of View" Concert is Witty and Diverse (Bowie)
From Aida to gospel, soprano Angela Brown aims to dispel myths about opera through her own witty and inspired recital entitled “Opera … From a Sistah’s Point of View,” which will be presented by the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts

Freedom Riders (Baltimore)
(120 mins) In 1961, hundreds of black and white Americans risked their lives for simply traveling together on buses and trains through the Deep South. The so-called “Freedom Riders” were deliberately violating Jim Crow laws that upheld segregation. Panel with freedom riders follows.

70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz Memorial Program: A Town Known As Auschwitz: The Life and Death of a Jewish Community (Baltimore)
Despite Oświęcim, Poland’s long and varied history, it’s known for one thing: Auschwitz. Join Shiri Sandler, of the Auschwitz Jewish Center in Oświęcim, Poland, to learn the story of the once Jewish town that became a symbol of the Holocaust.

Maryland Monday

One of the advantages of Maryland is how close it is to fun things in other states. {grin}

Here I am on Virginia's Skyline Drive, overlooking the Shenandoah Valley.

Do you recognize what I'm holding in my hands? I can assure you, when you throw them, they go a loooooong way! They're heavy!

Weekends on Wednesdays

This Weekend:

Free Entrance to National Parks (Various Locations)
All national parks across the country will waive their entrance fees on Monday, January 19 to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

“We honor Dr. King and the tremendous impact of his life and teachings on the world,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “He moved hearts and minds through his words and actions. And his vision continues to inspire us to make positive changes in our communities.”

Maryland Horse World Expo (Timonium)
Top quality seminars and clinics, enjoy mounted demonstrations, stroll down Stallion Avenue, world class shopping.

Go Back for Murder presented by Rockville Little Theatre (Rockville)
A young woman tries to go back into the past to discover who really killed her father . A show that will keep you on the edge of your seats by the queen of mystery, Agatha Christie.

Port Tobacco Players Live Theater - The Dixie Swim Club (La Plata)
A hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.

Howard County Open 2015 (Ellicott City)
A salon-style, non-juried exhibit showcasing local artists. Artists (aged 18 years and older) who live, work, or study in Howard County are invited to bring one piece of original artwork completed in the past two years to the drop-off on January 8 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Poetic Energetic (Ellicott City)
Poetic Energetic features the lively mixed media work of Colombia-born Nico Amortegui (MALO), colorful acrylic paintings by Nigerian artist Stanley Agbontaen, and atmospheric encaustic figure paintings by Marcie Wolf-Hubbard.

MLK Days (Solomons)
Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King with a community art activity! Each year, Annmarie invites guests to help create a community art installation in honor of a dream. The projects vary from year to year, but they are always inspiring and appropriate for all ages and backgrounds. Reservations are not required - just drop in!

Lost in Yonkers (Church Hill)
By America's great comic playwright, Neil Simon, this memory play is set in a Yonkers in 1942.

Nautical and Wildlife Art Festival (Ocean City)
The Shore’s premier presentation of nautical & wildlife artists in residence. Noted painters, sculptors, model shipbuilders & multi-media artists highlight this annual show.

Circus! (Glen Echo)
Puppets, some more than 50 years old, depict a circus with clowns, acrobats and animals. At the Puppet Co. Playhouse. The Puppet Company Playhouse

Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (D.C.)
A comic mystery inspired by the classic novel that introduced the world to Sherlock Holmes.


Carrie the Musical (Columbia)
Based on the iconic debut novel by Stephen King, Carrie the musical follows young misfit Carrie White and her classmates during their final days of high school.

Frances E. Jensen (D.C.)
Head of neurology at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, will discuss her book "The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults," co-written with Washington Post science writer Amy Ellis Nutt

John Mulaney (D.C.)
Comedian Performs at the Warner Theater

Trek and Treat (Bethesda)
Hike through the trails and meadows of Locust Grove and then gather around the campfire for hot drinks and toasted treats. Best for age 5 and older.

Gil Shaham (North Bethesda)
The violinist performs Bach's complete Sonatas and Partitas.


Saturday Art: Winter Glitter Snowman Scene (Stevensville)
Draw a winter scene with a snowman! Learn basic dimensional shading skills, then add paint and glitter. Each student will take home a framed piece of art that is ready to hang. Estimated class length is 90 minutes. Taught by Hanna Kingsley. For Kdg-5th grade.

Baltimore Bead Society 2015 Winter Bead and Jewelry Show (Cooksville)
Jewelry artisans and bead vendors. Classes by nationally known instructors, free mini clinics and demonstrations.

Wolf Moon Hike and Campfire (Baltimore)
Tradition and folklore dub January’s moon the Wolf Moon. Bring a flashlight to guide your way on the back trails of the park, then gather around our campfire to warm up with hot chocolate. Ages 8 and up, $3 per person ($2 members)

sfz Salon Series - Shostakovich Project II - piano (Gaithersburg)
sfz curator, Alex Peh provides fascinating background information encouraging conversation. The Shostakovich Project pays tribute to the chamber music of Shostakovich. This concert is paired with films scored by Shostakovich. Conversation and featured wines.

Army Field Band Chamber Concert: Woodwind Sextet (Columbia)
The United States Army Field Band has been thrilling audiences of all ages for more than sixty years. As the premier touring musical representative for the United States Army, this internationally-acclaimed organization travels thousands of miles annually presenting a variety of music to enthusiastic audiences throughout the nation and abroad.

Beyond the Lawn: Landscaping with Nature (Westminster)
This course will teach you how to make your property water-wise, wildlife friendly and both beautiful and functional.

Carroll County's 178th Birthday Celebration (Westminster)
In celebration of Carroll County's birthday and the anniversary of the Mason-Dixon Line, Michael Dixon will provide the history of this important divisional area. Refreshments will be served. FREE!

Gallery Wallk and Talk with the Artist (Baltimore)
Giordano has photographed the well-known, as well as unsung, freedom fighters of the era in formal portraits. While historic images of civil rights and Black Power leaders exist through photojournalism, Giordano composes portraits as a statement of the prominence of these individuals.

The Ice Yards (D.C.)
The Yards Park is transforming into a ski chalet for the day. Live music, hot tubs, outdoor fire pits, ice sculptures and more. 21 & Over


Internet's Own Boy (D.C.)
A documentary about the life of Internet activist and political organizer Aaron Swartz.

Family Nature Time (Boyds)
Event features activities inspired by nature. Best for age 1 and older.

Meet the Animals of Locust Grove (Bethesda)
Learn about and meet the animals who live at center -- snakes, turtles, hissing cockroaches, and more-- and then take a nature hike. Best for ages 3 to 12.

Kristof Barati (D.C.)
The Hungarian violinist and 2014 Kossuth Prize winner performs solo sonatas by Eugene Ysaye and Bela Bartok as well as Bach's Partita No. 2.

Cathedral Choral Society (D.C.)
Led by conductor J. Reilly Lewis and accompanied by organist Todd Fickley, the choral group leads a sing-along of Vivaldi's "Gloria."


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade (Baltimore)
The annual celebration not only honors Dr. King, but pays homage to others continuing his legacy. The event steps off at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Eutaw Street, proceeds south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and disbands at Baltimore Street. The annual parade honors the immeasurable contributions of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

City of Rockville's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration (Rockville)
The ceremony showcases a variety of multi-cultural performers that reflect the community’s diverse population, and highlights youth and businesses by giving away two awards. The Martin Luther King Jr. Award is given to a youth who carries on Dr. King’s dreams through social service or peacekeeping.

School's Out Days (Baltimore)
Looking for something fun for your child to do when school is out? Unplug the kids and let them spend the day at the park! Bring lunch, snack, and water. Ages 6-12, $25 per child per day Extended care: 2:30 – 4:30pm ($10 per child)

School's Out Drama Workshop - Lego Movie Day (Columbia)
Why sit at home on your day off from school? Join us for drama topics, arts & crafts, and a final showcase! Before & After care is available for an additional fee.

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Weekends on Wednesdays

Momenta String Quartet

This Weekend:

Baltimore County Restaurant Week (Towson)
From fine dining and fusion to family dining and pubs, you can enjoy 17 days of diverse “deals” and local flavors.

Winterfest (Deep Creek)
The Subaru Winterfest team is traveling to Wisp Resort bringing music, giveaways, and free activities for people to enjoy. During the event, Subaru will offer hot chocolate, cider, cookies and info about the latest news & happenings at Subaru. The Subaru Event Team will also be at Wisp Resort for one more Subaru Winterfest Events on March 07-08. Be sure to stop by the Subaru Igloo and say hello!

LEVYdance (D.C.)
Ben Levy's contemporary dance company performs "Soar," using dance, theater and film to conjure a world beyond reality.

Disney's the Little Mermaid (Olney)
Drawing from the Hans Christian Andersen fable and the animated Disney film, the play follows the adventures of a mermaid who falls in love with a prince.

Degas's Little Dancer (D.C.)
National Gallery of Art exhibition coincides with Kennedy Center musical.


Roaming Racoons (Laurel)
National Wildlife Visitors Center--Learn about our masked friends through hands-on activities and crafts. Best for ages 5 to 7.

Time for Tots: It's Winter! (Boyds)
Listen to a winter story, make a seasonal craft and explore the outdoors with a park naturalist. Best for ages 2 to 5.

A discussion on The Art of Richard Thompson (D.C.)
Nick Galifianakis, a Washington Post cartoonist, Gene Weingarten, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who writes The Post's "Below the Beltway" column, and David Apatoff, an illustration scholar whose recent work includes a biography of illustrator Robert Fawcett will discuss the book "The Art of Richard Thompson," who draws the syndicated comic strip Cul de Sac. They will be interviewed by Michael Cavna,who writes The Post's Comic Riffs blog


2nd Saturdays at The Artsway (Denton)
Watch local artists demonstrate their talents across an array of mediums. From plein air to pumpkin painting, basketweaving to jewelry making, there is always something beautiful going on at The Artsway

Build Mr. Banneker's Cabin (Oella)
Join us for a builder’s tour of Ben’s cabin then create your own with graham crackers and icing, decorated with cereal, crackers and other dry edibles from the pantry. Drop in between 1 and 3. Children 5+ with an adult $4 members / $5 non-members

Gaithersburg Indoor Flea Market (Gaithersburg)
The City of Gaithersburg announces the Indoor Flea Markets winter season on held on January 10, February 7 and March 14 at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center, 16 Chestnut Street in Building 6. For easiest access, use the Chestnut and Dalamar Street entrances. The Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission to the Flea Market is free.

Last weekend for the Chesapeake City's Winterfest of Lights (Chesapeake City)
A blizzard of white lights and holiday light displays illuminate this quaint canal town. historic Candlelight Tour; carriage rides; caroling; Santa's workshop; outdoor ice skating rink; Victorian holiday high tea, gift shopping, five star restaurants and charming B&Bs.

Writers in the Round with Ellis Woodward (Brooklyn Park)
Four highly acclaimed, veteran performing songwriters teams up and take the stage for an evening of magic on Saturday, January 10 in the Studio 194 Theatre at the Chesapeake Arts Center. And, the show will also include a special guest, Maryland’s own singer/songwriter, Ellis Woodward.

Momenta String Quartet (Columbia)
The Momenta Quartet explores the music of living composers from all cultures and diverse musical backgrounds. Having premiered over fifty works and collaborated with eighty living composers, the quartet ha been praised by the New York Times and the Washington Post for its beautiful, persuasive performances of new music

The Life and Songs of Emmylou Harris (D.C.)
Dozens of musicians unite to pay homage to Emmylou Harris

Winter Family Festival (D.C.)
Smithsoniam American Art Museum--Museum docents lead family-friendly crafts, including a printmaking workshop, in connection with the exhibition "The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art.". At the Kogod Courtyard.


DiVine of Annapolis 22nd Anniversary Celebration (Glen Burnie)
The gospel recording artist "DiVine of Annapolis" will celebrate their 22nd Anniversary on Sunday January 11, 2015 at 4:00PM. One block from Glen Burnie Senior High School

Free Family Sundays (Baltimore)
Visit the BMA for exciting family programs throughout the year—hands-on art workshops, special gallery tours, and more! Admission and activities are free, so bring the whole family and stay for as long or as short a time as you like. Look for Henri Matisse’s dog Raoudi (pronounced “rowdy”), the BMA’s guide for family art adventures. This perky schnauzer from the much-loved painting Interior with Dog leads the way on the Museum’s Artful Stories audio tour and many other activities. Wherever you find him, you’ll know that fun for the whole family will soon follow! Stop by on Free Family Sundays for free hands-on art workshops and tours just for families. 
An actor and comedian, will discuss his memoir "Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film"