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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