Weekends on Wednesdays

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture

This Weekend:

Baltimore Restaurant Week (Baltimore)
Savor $30* and $20* three-course Restaurant Week menus and $15* two-course brunch and lunch options. *Price per person, not including alcohol, tax or gratuity unless otherwise noted. Restrictions apply.

Annapolis Restaurant Week (Annapolis)
Annapolis' finest restaurants join together for an awe-inspiring, multi-course meal event prepared especially for Annapolis Restaurant Week. Featuring 2-course Breakfast $12.95, 2-course Lunch, $15.95 3-course Dinner, $32.95

Haddon Hall (Rockville)
Sir Arthur Sullivan & Sydney Grundy's Opera--The opera, set at the historic Haddon Hall, dramatizes the legend of Dorothy Vernon's elopement with John Manners, resetting the tale in the 17th century

Focal Point (Annapolis)
Focal Point is a open-juried exhibition of fine art and creative photography. Juror is Diane Bolz, arts editor of Moment magazine, former arts editor of Smithsonian magazine.

Washington D.C. Independent Film Festival (DC)
The District's oldest independent film festival is back for another run of inventive films from around the world, some of which will have their world premiere here. Visit www.dciff-indie.org for showtimes and theater locations. At the Burke Theater.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (D.C.)
The comedy classic arrives at E Street Cinema for their Midnight Madness.


27th:

The Look 2015 (Annapolis)
What’s Up? Media presents an exclusive health, beauty and fitness event perfect for renewing your mind, body and friendships! •Indulge with complimentary champagne and hors d’oeuvres.

Mnozil Brass (Frederick)
Mnozil Brass is captivating audiences around the world with their unique blend of immense virtuosity and theatrical wit. Classical favorites, jazz standards, popular hits and Monty Python-style humor!


28th:

A Walk in Father Henson's Footsteps (North Bethesda)
Retrace the footsteps of Reverend Josiah Henson from his enslavement to escape on the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada. Walk the grounds where Henson toiled as a slave on the Isaac Riley plantation. Learn about his extraordinary life, which inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe's landmark novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Lyrical Rhythms: "The Sounds of Freedom" (North Bethesda)
Close out our Black History Month celebration with our annual poetry event. Create and share your own "sounds of freedom" in the form of original poetry. Only self-guided tours are offered during the program. A reception with light refreshments immediately follows.

Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer Family Concert (DC)
 An interactive concert featuring the Grammy award-winning folk music duo Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer. "Dancin' in the Kitchen," the duo's forthcoming 44th album, celebrates diverse, extended and blended families. For all ages.

Marcin Dylla - solo guitar (Baltimore)
Hailed by Washington Post as “among the most gifted guitarists on the planet” Polish guitarist, Marcin Dylla is a rare phenomenon in recent history of Classical Guitar. Many music critics, connoisseurs and music lovers certify that he is among the world’s elite of classical guitar players.

Delmarva Beach Bash (Salisbury)
We Bring The Beach To You! Attend an ACDA Beach Blast for a beachy, good time that will make you feel like you're at the sunny beach during the heart of winter! COMPETITION INFORMATION Doors Open: 12:00 PM Warm Ups Begins: 12:30 PM Competition Begins: 1:00 PM SPECTATOR FEES Adults (ages 13 - 64 years) – $12.

Maple Sugaring (Baltimore)
Learn the art of turning sap into syrup from our rangers. Take a hike to tap trees, see sap cooking into syrup and taste some maple syrup made here at the park! All ages, $3 per ($2 members)

Robert Post, Comedy Theatre (Wye Mills)
Actor, mime, puppeteer, juggler, standup comedian, and improvising whirling dervish, Robert Post is a one-man variety show who shares what it means to be wonderfully alive and human in a hugely engaging show.

Plan Bee (Catonsville)
It's not too early to get your garden ready for pollinators. Learn about native bees, the original pollinates, and build a Mason/Orchard Bee House to attract bees to your garden.

Meteorites: Rocks from Space (Catonsville)Local astronomers and meteorite enthusiasts will talk about the past, present, and future of collecting meteorites. Some will be available for examination. Bring any suspected meteorites for identification.

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.

Gadgets and Gears Day (Baltimore)
Gadgets & Gears Day will be full of challenges and discovery related to the design process, the role of the engineer, and the future of different technologies in the field.

Hampstead Community Expo "32" Anniversary (Hampstead)
This is the 32nd year that we've held the Expo, a popular event involving the whole community showcasing local businesses and with food and activities for children of all ages. Everyone gets involved.

Moss Workshop (Catonsville)
Join the Natural History Society of Maryland for an in-depth study of selected mosses at Banneker Park. Adults and teens

Site-Specific Community Photo Shoot (Baltimore)
This high quality shoot provides artists with head, body, and action shots for their audition and marketing needs. **Time slots are 50 minutes for $80 and include assistance with a DVDC company member. All photos are returned to artist on CD. Artists must pay in advance to reserve spot.

Meet Benjamin Banneker (Laurel)
Explore Black History with this family program. Meet Benjamin Banneker, as played by Bob Smith, who will visit and tell us about his work as an astronomer, mathematician, almanac writer and farmer.

Museum Open House (Baltimore)
Celebrate Black History Month with an open house at the museum. Join us for a day full of interactive tours, activities and entertainment. Sponsored by Verizon. Free.

Open Tap Class (Baltimore)
This class is for first-time and seasoned tappers – all levels are welcome! Experienced tapper Batya Feldman will warm you up, lead you through fun exercises, show you new moves, and teach you the choreography from 42nd Street’s famous opening number.

First Annual Saint Patrick's Day Kick Off Party (Baltimore)
We will welcome in Maryland's Irish history month in style with great food and drinks, music and dancing. We will also enjoy a silent auction with many wonderful items to bid on. All proceeds benefit the Irish Railroad Worker's Museum.

Christine Lavin and Don White in Concert (Reisterstown)
Leave your worries at the doorstep and join Christine Lavin and Don White as they present a night of comedy unlike any other, On The Funny Side of the Street: A Night of Brighter Laughter. Audiences are looking for something fun, fresh, smart, and intriguing as well as thoughtful: On the Funny Side of the Street does just that. See the new promotional video on YouTube. Smart, witty…hilarious…and touching…the show is getting tremendous response.

Maryland Home and Garden Show (Timonium)
Maryland's largest Home & Garden Show features hundreds of home improvement exhibits, beautiful landscaped gardens, a craft show, orchid show (week 2 only) and free seminars.


1st:

Baltimore Bartenders Guild to Host 4th Annual Rye's Up Against Cystic Fibrosis Charitable Gala (Baltimore)
Join the members of the Baltimore Bartenders’ Guild for this fundraiser, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Maryland. Enjoy samples of elixirs handcrafted by BBG members and small bites from different local restaurants. Listen to live jazz music and bid on fabulous silent auction items along with local wine and gin and beer by Union Craft Brew.

Jesse Cook (Frederick)
Don’t miss the live show that has audiences begging for encores from this celebrated Canadian musician! Known for his captivating blend of rumba, flamenco, and salsa guitar, Juno Award-winning musician Jesse Cook is a charismatic entertainer with a global fan base, thanks in part to a recent PBS Television special titled “Jesse Cook, Live at Bathurst Street Theatre.

Cantate Chamber Singers presents St. John Passion of J.S. Bach (Bethesda)
Cantate (Gisèle Becker, Music Director) presents Bach's masterpiece in the rarely performed fourth version of 1749, with period instruments. Featuring Joseph Dietrich singing the role of the Evangelist, Kevin Frey singing the role of Jesus, soprano Mary Ellen Callahan, mezzo-soprano Barbara Holiness

The Girls Photography Project (Baltimore)
Join the JMM as we welcome an exhibit of teen photographs that explore diverse view points and are truly one of a kind. In 2014, African American and Orthodox Jewish girls in Baltimore City participated in a photography workshop series. While gaining camera skills, the girls also came to appreciate each other’s varied life experiences. Together, their photos explore diverse viewpoints and are truly one of a kind.

Holly Roadfeldt, Piano (Prince Frederick)
Piano soloist Holly Roadfeldt made her orchestral debut with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra at the age of 13 and continues to be an active solo pianist and chamber musician.

Art in the Afternoon-Black History Presentation and Concert (Columbia)
Take a journey through black history with musician, vocalist and long time Columbia resident John Milton Wesley.Through an interactive presentation and live music, Mr. Wesley combines Jazz, R&B, “Old School Soul,” Afro-Cuban, Classical Jazz, and Latin sounds to educate and enlighten his audience! Light refreshments served. Educational and social groups welcome! At Historic Oakland

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Weekends on Wednesdays

Owl Prowl (Fair Hill and Baltimore)
This Weekend:

The 49th Annual Maryland RV Show, The Mid-Atlantic oldest, largest, and best attended Recreational Vehicle Expo fills all three exhibition facilities at the Timonium Fairgrounds for two consecutive weekends.

It’s a craft show like no other! Join us for our three-day celebration of all things handmade, featuring more than 650 top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists.

One Night in Miami (Baltimore)With three close friends—activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke, and football star Jim Brown. This fictional account of a real night imagines what might have happened in that tiny hotel room. As the Civil Rights movement stirs outside, and the melody of “A Change is Gonna Come” hangs in the air, four men will emerge from that one night ready to define a new world.

The event will feature the newest innovations for the home and garden. Vendors will include landscaping companies, contractors/remodelers, health and fitness groups. The show will also feature arts and crafts from local artisans. Throughout the weekend, enjoy live entertainment and seminars from the area’s leading companies.

Rhapsody (Baltimore)
Vincent E. Thomas/VTDance, presents a new performance piece exploring the profound writings of several African American writers and poets and the aspects of place/sacred spaces and time that have an impact on writing.

Calvert County's restaurants showcase creative cuisine and offer delicious deals during Calvert County Restaurant Week Feb. 20 – March 1. Whatever your favorite fare, Restaurant Week satisfies any taste, featuring restaurants drawing from the region's bounty to offer unique dining experiences.

Waverly Street Gallery’s sixth annual collaborative exhibition will include paintings, sculpture, prints, ceramics, fiber art, glass, mixed media, photography and jewelry.

A Bucket of Blood (Baltimore)
Bussing tables at a hip coffee joint, Walter Paisley just wants to be somebody. When a fatal accident gives Walter the perfect canvas to work on, he seizes the opportunity to slip in among the local art elite. Now, the pressure is on for his latest masterpiece. And this time, Walter's drawing blood.

Director Septime Webre's newest creation was inspired by Washington Irving's short tale, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." At the Eisenhower Theater.

David Dodge Lewis and Ephraim Rubenstein are both noted artists as well as active teachers. Rubenstein is currently on the faculty at Columbia University, the National Academy of Design, and the Art Students League and Lewis is the William W. Elliot Professor of Fine Arts at Hampden-Sydney College

This winter, grab a map, gas up the car and set out onto the wine trails to explore the state’s rich culture, museums, attractions and history while learning more about the wines that represents each region.

DC Fashion Week (Various Locations)
 A showcase for new collections, emerging designers and more. Consult the official site for specific events and ticket prices.

Savor Sip Style (Ellicott City)
Join us for Turf Valley's luxury home show, featuring over 100 luxury home vendors and seminars, as well as food and libation tastings. The event is Saturday, February 21st from 10am-6pm and Sunday, February 22nd from 11am-5pm. To purchase tickets visit savorsipstyle.com or call 410-423-0812.


20th:

To young Lemuel, who has escaped slavery in Georgia, life in Gettysburg is everything he dreamed it would be. His ideas about the North and South, as well as what it means to be a free man, are challenged, however when he unexpectedly befriends Jacob, a young Confederate Soldier. Children's Musical

Schaefer's Canal House is planning a divine 4-course meal just for the Cecil County Arts Council. Tickets are $50 per person and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Arts Council. In between courses, an artist will show recent works and talk about how they create.

Owl Prowl (Fair Hill)
Join seasoned birder Sean McCandless in an evening of listening to the hoots, walls, and shrieks of owls and learning about their habits. This educational walk begins at 7 pm from the Nature Center.

Pete Holmes (D.C.)
The popular comedian from the entertaining but short-lived "The Pete Holmes Show" and his "You Made It Weird" podcast.


21st:

Maple Magic! (Monkton)
This family event includes an indoor presentation, followed by a hike along Ladew’s 60-acre Nature Walk where we’ll identify trees, observe tapped maple trees, collect some sap and boil it down to make golden brown maple syrup.

Dance Connections joins the Orchestra for its popular Young People’s Concerts for Camille Saint-Saëns – Carnival of the Animals. Kids of all ages will love this fun-filled introduction to the orchestra with our entertaining conductor and narrator Greg Jukes. Choose either the 10:30 or 1:00 concert and try your hand at playing instruments in between the two performances at our free Musical Instrument Petting Zoo.

Deep Creek Dunk (Oakland)
We invite you to BE COOL and do the Dunk alongside the rare breed of thousands of Maryland Dunkers who dare to bare it all each year for the inspirational athletes who represent Special Olympics Maryland! For just $50 in pledges, Dunk participants take a quick dip in Deep Creek Lake

Woodcock Watch (Columbia)
Travel to the Patuxent River State Park to discover the amazing woodcock – the woodcock that played a historic role in the creation of the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area (MPEA) Event Cost: $5.00
George Washington’s Birthday Ball is an elaborate affair with over-the-top decorations and a big dance band. Black-tie or themed costumes are encouraged. Everybody is there: faculty, board members, parents, and alumni turn out for the fun.

Evening Owl Prowl (Baltimore)
Join a park ranger to learn about nighttime critters and hunt for owls with hands-on activities. Quiet is the key to a successful night hike; please plan accordingly when considering the participation of young children. Free but registration required by calling 410-592-2897

Cherry Pie Hike (Baltimore)
Join us for a brisk morning hike to awaken the senses and commemorate George Washington’s birthday. This hike will describe his local history and conclude with hot drinks and George’s appropriate dessert made in a Dutch oven. Dress warmly and wear appropriate footwear. All ages, $5 per person

Play in a Day (Bethesda)
Six professional Washington, D.C. area theatre companies will write, direct, rehearse and perform original plays based on similar themes in only 24 hours.

Paws and Planes (Frederick)
Join Turbo the Flying Dog for a FREE day of fun at the airport! Children of all ages are invited to meet the star of the new children's book series, Turbo the Flying Dog, and participate in aviation education activities!

Explore African American art with teaching artist, Culture Queen. Families will see a short children’s video about African American artists, take a mini gallery tour, and create their own artwork inspired by an artist.

A fine art and craft exhibit showcasing nature inspired work of our local artists. A $1/per person admission fee will be collected at the entrance of the Nature Center. Proceeds will be used to help support the Piney Run Recreation and Conservation Council. Refreshments will be served.

Think you have an awesome find, join us for Elkton's Antiques Road Show! Certified Apprasers will be her to appraise your Treasure's. Fee plus $5 Per Item Fee (limit to 5 items per person)

This complete suite is a rhythmic, sensual piece that weaves Venezuelan folk music with traditional European forms and energizes any space it fills. Romero is best known for his popular works and was creator of Venezuela’s new wave “Onda Nueva” school of music


22nd:

The Wine Expo draws a sell-out crowd of more than 500 people. All event proceeds benefit the programs and scholarships of the HCC Alumni & Friends Association.

Gordon Parks is a celebrated photographer, novelist, journalist, poet, musician, and filmmaker. The film stretches across two centuries as it traces his life and career from abject poverty to a top photographer for Vogue, Life, and other magazines.

During Maryland's first decades, a "Christians Only" policy applied to those seeking public office. Dr. Rafael Medoff, a noted scholar of Jewish involvement in American politics, will take a candid look at the Maryland legislature's debates in the early 1800s over political rights for Jews & others.

Global Expressions (Owings Mills)
Presenting dance from around the world. This annual production is a vibrant display of live music, colorful costumes and exciting movement and dance featuring Rueda de Casino Baltimore, Natya Kala Mandir East Indian Dance, Korean Performing Arts Academy of America and Yesodot Israeli Youth Dance.

Bay Day (Columbia)
Howard County is connected to the Chesapeake Bay via the Middle Patuxent River. Come out and enjoy this celebration of Chesapeake Bay food, restoration efforts, and fun. Event Cost: Daily admission or Free with annual membership

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Weekends on Wednesday

Valentine's Date Night at the National Aquarium


Spring/Summer Tip:  Are you an Orioles Fan?  Do you have kids you want to take with you to games? Check out the Dugout Club! It's a pretty great deal!

This Weekend:

Seaside Boat Show (Ocean City)
Eastern Shore's largest boat show with boats, accessories, clothing, arts, crafts, a children's charity event. 

The 49th Annual Maryland RV Show, The Mid-Atlantic oldest, largest, and best attended Recreational Vehicle Expo fills all three exhibition facilities at the Timonium Fairgrounds for two consecutive weekends.

Katsucon Anime Convention (Fort Washington)
Katsucon is an annual 3-day fan convention held in the D.C. metro area for multicultural enthusiasts and entertainment. Katsucon is produced by Katsucon Entertainment, Inc. (KEI), an educational non-profit organization dedicated to bringing information about Japanese animation, society, and traditional and popular culture to fans everywhere.

UncleVanya (Baltimore)
A dilapidated farm is transformed into a hotbed of disillusionment and unrequited love by the arrival of the landowner’s new trophy wife. This would be unbearably sad if it weren’t all so funny, with the spirit of a drunken Russian party that spills into the morning

Our Broadway in Annapolis productions focus on the music so you’ll hear our talented cast of singers and actors along with the Annapolis Chorale and the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra conducted by J. Ernest Green.

Take a step back in time while you shop and browse vintage jewelry, toys, clothing, furniture, collectables and more from over 50 dealers from the Mid-Atlantic region. Refreshments will be available along with door prizes. All proceeds benefit the La Plata High School Bands and Orchestra students. 

The Arsonists (Frederick)
Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) continues its seventeenth Mainstage season with the satirical dark comedy “The Arsonists” by Max Frisch, and translated by Alistair Beaton. Through March 8, 2015

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

This traditional tall tale tells of Wiley who lives in fear of the Hairy Man who lurks in the swamp. When Wiley’s Momma attempts to prepare him to confront the wicked trickster, he pays little mind. As Wiley ventures into the swamp, he is forced to think on his feet in order to outwit his opponent.

Celebrate winter with ice art, food, games, kids activities & more! It’s winter fun for everyone! 

Bird Extravaganza (Baltimore)
Join us for birding activities and search for birds in the Great Backyard Bird Count! ♦ Meet Live Birds ♦ Join Birding Hikes ♦ Make Crafts ♦ Help Build A Giant Bird's Nest ♦ Play Games ♦ Hot Drink's & Campfire All Ages! Free! No registration required! 

Singerly Fire Company will be holding their Annual Antique show on February 14th from 10 am to 5 pm and again on February 15th from 10 am to 4 pm. Fire hall is located at 300 Newark Ave, directly across from the Cecil County Public Library Elkton branch.

In the Mood for Love (Silver Spring)
American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center--Wong Kar-Wai's most celebrated film is screening for AFI Silver's Screen Valentines: Great Movie Romances series.

Savor $30* and $20* three-course Restaurant Week menus and $15* two-course brunch and lunch options. *Price per person, not including alcohol, tax or gratuity unless otherwise noted. Restrictions apply.   

Two murderers in jail battle for fame and the attention of a star lawyer to keep from being executed for their crimes. 

National Postal Museum--A exhibition chronicling the African American experience through stamps and mail includes letters carried by enslaved Americans and a selection of original artwork from the U.S. Postal Service's Black Heritage stamp series.

Casablanca (D.C.)
Landmark's E Street Cinema--The classic romantic mystery returnes to E Street for midnight showings.

13th:

Colonial penmanship and ink-making

Rock out with us at the Hard Rock Cafe. Vino 301 Wine Concierge will lead you and your love one through a wine tasting and chocolate pairing, with decadent chocolates provided by Baltimore’s own Parfections and a variety of wine from local Wineries.

Spyro Gyra (Frederick)
Spyro Gyra is a jazz juggernaut who released their 30th album of new material, The Rhinebeck Sessions in 2013, which Jazztimes called “inspired.” Travis Rogers of the Jazz Journalists Association picked it for Jazz Album Of The Year. 

Lauryn Hill (D.C.)
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter performs two acoustic shows.


14th:

CES at Frostburg State University presents a LIVE! at StarScape club-style performance of Chris Brubeck's Triple Play. The performance concludes with an interactive discussion with the artists.

Terrapin Adventures will be offering a special adventure package for couples.

Parents can spend a Valentine’s evening out while kids have fun in the park. Kids will play games and make crafts to learn about the funny, surprising, and downright weird ways animals find that special someone. Ages 8 and up, $10 per child ($8 members)

Enjoy Valentines Day Dinner with professional impersonators Eric Richardson and James Young as Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra at the Bel Air Armory. 

Valentine’s Date Night will take guests from the Indo-Pacific reef to the Amazon to northern Australia and beyond.

Baltimore area youth showcase works in film, theater, music, dance, and poetry. The Griot’s Eye is a youth leadership and community-development program that equips youth with technical and cultural skills to produce compelling social media programs that address relevant issues in their lives.

Enjoy a light lunch as we portray a series of free black men and events that occurred during their lives from the colonial period through the post civil war era in the United States. All Ages, FREE

Robert W. Garrett, railroad president, was a southern sympathizer who converted to the Union cause. The railroad became a major factor in the Northern victory. Join us for a rich presentation followed by a Q&A. Donations to the museum are appreciated.

A themed Valentines Dance will continue the 250th Celebration. Awards will be given for those that choose to dress in period costumes up to the 1970’s but are optional. The dance will be held at the Friendsville Fire Department.

Join the Southern Maryland Rock and Mineral Club for its 25th Annual Show. Enjoy exhibits, discussions, kids crafts and more.

Surprise your Valentine with a special cruise aboard Spirit. It’s the perfect way to enjoy Baltimore with your one and only. With a beautiful setting, delicious dining and dancing, these cruises are Cupid approved!

This free performance will feature Rogers and Hart’s My Funny Valentine, Sondheim’s Send In The Clowns, Billy Joel’s And So It Goes, LaBarr’s Now Touch the Air Softly, Gawthrop’s Bright Journeys, and more.

J & T Sound Solutions is hosting a Valentine’s Day Dance on Saturday, Feb. 14

Join us at Orchid Cellar for a local chocolate pairing event with Zoe's Chocolate Co.

Travel to Elk Neck State Park and enjoy a beautiful and informative two mile round-trip stroll up to the Turkey Point lighthouse.

Get a Valentine photo with your pet or take a vow of forever friendship with your furry friend this Valentine’s Day at Baltimore Humane Society’s BowWow Meow Chapel of Love. 

Future Harvest CASA is hosting a field day on fruit tree pruning, grafting and other aspects of growing fruit in this region. The event will be at MacBride and Gill Falcon Ridge Farm, a 75 acre farm in Westminster, MD that grows a wide array of fruit, including apples, pears, persimmons, and more!

This Valentine’s Day join Shoemaker Country in celebrating local!
Stop by the shop to sample local chocolatier Sweet Cascades and coffee from local roaster Bean Hollow, while checking out our featured neighborhood artists, authors and craftsman.
Preview our new selection of live-edge slabs for Spring. Select your favorite and work with one of us to make a piece of furniture uniquely yours.
While here, sit in and enjoy our new Lee Industries upholstery styles added for this Spring. Take advantage of an additional 10% off on all orders from the 7th – 14th, thanks to LEE LOVES LOCAL.

Single's Valentine's Party (Ellicott City)
Pink cocktails and personal pizza specials. Live music starts at 9:30 p.m. (Couples welcome too!) Event Cost: No entry fee

Treat yourselves to a date night on Valentine’s Day and leave the kids with us for drama games, arts & crafts, and an interactive song and dance party. Students will be supervised by our Drama Learning Center instructional staff from 7-11 PM.


15th:

When Israel I. Cohen died in Richmond, Virginia in 1803, his wife, Judith, packed up her belongings and moved herself and her children to Baltimore. Why Baltimore? This talk will examine the 18th-century roots of the city that made Baltimore one of the fastest growing cities in the US before 1800.

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is proud to present the world premier of “Love Songs of the Presidents,” a collection of 4-part choral music with lyrics pulled from poems and love letters written by former US Presidents and performed by The Dan Meyer Choir.

The Duende Quartet is devoted to playing Latin jazz with a respect for the tradition while looking toward the future.


16th:

School's Out Days (Balimore)
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) 

The New Jack Swing Valentine Love Jam features: Bell Biv Devoe, Blackstreet, Tony Toni Tone, SWV and After 7.

Join us for President’s Day!  Zip, Swing, and Climb!  Make this holiday a memorable one!  Buy 3 high ropes courses, get the fourth free!  Call 301-725-1313 for promo code

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.

Maryland Monday

The weather is so grey out. Here ares some more pictures from Fall!

Do you know where they were taken?

NOT in Maryland...but close by....




Weekends on Wednesdays

The Great Baltimore Fire Motor Coach Tour


Here's a Summertime Tip:
 Want to go camping at one of our wonderful State Parks this Summer?  Better reserve your spot now! They're starting to fill up quickly!


This Weekend:

Every foreign and domestic motorcycle manufacturer's newest models on display..huge custom & antique bike show..100's of exhibits covering everything in motorcycling..huge Swap Meet, Biker Fashion Shows, tattoo contests and more! NEW this year..the 'Travel, Touring & Adventure Feature Area!

Whether you’ve been in your home for years or just moved in, the Home Show is the one-stop shop for all your home improvement needs!

Skillfully accompanied by a concert cellist, this 90-minute performance cleverly combines world-class sleight of hand, dynamic story-telling, mind-games, psychological illusions and tons of audience participation.

Last Weekend! 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.

The Little Prince (Frederick)
Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s (MET) family theatre, The Fun Company, is proud to present, “The Little Prince”. Through March 8, 2015.

The Maryland Humanities Council and Banneker-Douglass Museum launch the 2015 Maryland tour of the Smithsonian traveling exhibition, "Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America" with "Untold Stories," a unique exhibition examining the contributions of athletes at Maryland's HBCUs. Runs now thru Mar. 28

I Hate Hamlet (Bowie)
2nd Star Production’s current comedic offering. We follow television star Andrew Rally on his quest to become a true actor, helped and hampered by his agent, his friends, and of course, by the ghost of John Barrymore, one of the most famous American Hamlets of the 20th century.

Double lives and double standards abound and delicious, plot-twisting mayhem ensues. This quintessential comedy of manners by Oscar Wilde features some of the funniest lines ever written.

Love is in the air all month long. Wine and chocolate are a match made in heaven. Enjoy learning how to partner up your wine and chocolate. $10 Call for availability. Reservations recommended.

The B&O Railroad Museum opens a new African American exhibit that celebrates the contributions of African Americans to the railroad industry. Learn about these men and women who filled vital jobs along the B&O Railroad's line and understand how significant social issues, such as segregation, affected railroading.

Ghosts (Baltimore)
Mrs. Alving has kept the sins of her late husband a secret for her entire life. But soon the ghosts of the past catch up to her when her only son arrives back home with a deadly illness, looking for answers.

In this dark comedy, an Irish National Liberation Army enforcer goes on a rampage when the one thing he loves -- his cat -- is killed. Presented by Constellation Theatre Company.

Featuring a spirited centennial celebration of America's most prolific self-tutored & "on fire" artist, Rev. Howard Finster. With illuminating works by visionaries: Ingo Swann, Jimi Hendrix, Christine Sefolosha, Walter Russell, Robert Crumb, Paolo Soleri, Dr. Bob Hieronimus, & more!

Swan Lake (Baltimore)
Founded by legendary dancer and former Prima ballerina of The Bolshoi Theatre Ballet, Maya Plissetskaya, The State Ballet Theatre of Russia, now under the direction of award-winning dancer and Moiseyev soloist Nikolay Anokhin, presents one of the greatest classical ballets of all time.

Red Army (D.C.)
Documentary examining Russia's mighty hockey team


6th:

Savion Glover's STePZ (North Bethesda)
Tony Award winner (Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk) has stepped into his own legendary status in the tap world, and in his newest show he pays homage to past tap masters to music that ranges from John Coltrane to Prince to Shostakovich.

Nationally lauded fiction writer Emma Donoghue joins Howard County Poetry and Literature Society as guest writer for its 37th annual Irish Evening. Donoghue will read from several of her acclaimed works, followed by a performance by musical group Narrowbacks in a concert of traditional Irish music.

Susan G. Komen Maryland presents the Concert for the Cure featuring the Paul Reed Smith Band. Plus, a live auction for a SIGNED Paul Reed Smith SE Custom 24 Guitar. All proceeds from the concert benefit Komen Maryland.

Dunsinane (D.C.)
The National Theatre of Scotland and Royal Shakespeare Company team up for the sequel to "Macbeth."

WMZQ unites popular country acts on one stage


7th:

Robert Slawson, MD, FACR, and author of Prologue to Change: African Americans in Medicine in the Civil War Era, will tell the unlikely story of a handful of African-American physicians who rose against discrimination to serve as surgeons for the Union Army during the Civil War.

Kickoff Black History Month at the Smithsonian. The event, inspired by the museum's new exhibition called "Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals at Talladega College," includes hands-on activities, live music, family gallery tours, musical performances and a genealogy workshop.

The kid's show explores sibling rivalry and cooperation, incorporating audience participation and humor.

Retrace the footsteps of Reverend Josiah Henson from his enslavement to escape on the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada. Walk the grounds where Henson toiled as a slave on the Isaac Riley plantation. Learn about his extraordinary life, which inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe's landmark novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin.

The tenor and pianist perform Schubert's "Winterreise," after which Bostridge discusses his new book "Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession.". At the Coolidge Auditorium.

There’s nothing like a crisp winter day! Get out and get active with your family on this guided nature hike. Discover how to identify trees in winter; learn survival tactics of wildlife and many more winter wonders. Event Cost: $8.00
This is the one stop shopping for all your kid's needs, clothing size from infant to size 12-14. Now accepting juniors clothing plus toys, books, shoes, sporting equipment, infant and toddler equipment and much more. Half priced sale 3pm-5pm.

Black nurses served in both Union and Confederate hospitals, and their surgeons counterparts treated civilians and soldiers on the battlefield in army hospitals. Historian Jill L. Newmark will share her knowledge of this intriguing subject.

Phil Wiggins brings his incredible talent to the Playhouse for an evening of sublime blues backed by the Chesapeake Sheiks.

Over 50 vendors displaying. demonstrating and selling their items. Proceeds from Raffle and registration fees go to the Kidney foundation research program.

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America's Premier Folk Ensemble. The Tamburitzans dazzles audiences across the country with elaborate costumes and incredibly versatile musicians, singers, and dancers.

Dr. Ampadu will present an illustrated talk on Frances E.W. Harper, 19th Century writer. Learn about this dynamic, courageous young woman writer of anti-slavery stories, plays, and poems. Dr. Lena Ampadu will present an illustrated talk. Adults & Teens; $3 members; $5 non-members

$12 Breakfast per person. *One child age 2 or younger free for Breakfast w/ paid admission. The Hello Kitty Little Tykes Combo ($17) includes buffet and three hours of unlimited use of Gold Rush Soft Playground (for kids under 48" height) $5 worth of arcade credit. Hello Kitty Value Combo ($22) includes buffet and three hours of access to Laser Tag, Ropes Course, Rock Wall & Spin Zone Bumper Cars

Join us for a presentation on Incubation Techniques for Turtles and Tortoises by Frank Dumbrowski. This follows the 6-7:30 p.m. quarterly meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Turtle and Tortoise Society. Adults and teens

Freedom's Diaries (Baltimore)
Hear from Karsonya Whitehead’s Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis and Myra Armstead’s Freedom’s Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Winter is a great time to photograph outside, or as the great sage of photography once said, "Bad weather makes for great photos." This is a great opportunity to learn from a true professional. THIS IS AN OUTSIDE EVENT, SO DRESS WARM!


8th:

Learn about the 3rd worst fire in US history, in which 86 downtown blocks and 1,500 buildings were destroyed in 30 hours. Seventeen companies from six states came to fight the fire. A special tour of Old Engine 6, the Fire Department hospital at the time of the Fire and now a small museum with Fire Memorabilia, photos and apparatus, is included.

Whether you're looking for road bikes, mountain bikes, triathlon bikes, BMX bikes, clothing, bike parts, cycling accessories, vintage new or used there's comething for everyone all on sale at discounted prices!

Annual Jazz Concert presented by Rockville Concert Band. No tickets; $5 suggested donation

Explore the history and current state of Ladino, a Jewish language that arose in the Iberian Peninsula and spread in the wake of the expulsion of Jews from there in 1492 as new Jewish communities settled throughout the Mediterranean region.

This concert is the culmination of The United States Air Force Band’s Collegiate Symposium, a two-day workshop for visiting talented college musicians from around the country. Featured works by Higdon, Respighi, Mackey, Grainger and Sousa, among others. FREE admission, no reserved seats.