Weekends on Wednesdays

Backstairs/Upstairs Tour at Sotterley Plantation

This Weekend:

Books Cafe (Queenstown)
Five-day sale of up to 30,000 sorted books, all categories, at 90% off cover prices. Homemade lunches/snacks available.

2015 Penquin Random House Book Fair (Westminster)
Food, fun and entertainment for all ages. New book sales, Penguin Random House authors book talks and signings, silent auction, student writing contest winners announced, children's story time, family literacy resource area. Free children's books and kid's activity area (admission fee is required).

CAA Men's Basketbal Championship Tournament (Baltimore)
Eight championship men's basketball games between university teams in Colonial Athletic Association.

Prince George's County Restaurant Week (National Harbor)
Enjoy Restaurant Week, offering a vast array of cuisines, Prince George’s County has evolved into a foodie destination not be missed. So make sure to check out one, two, or maybe five or six of the great restaurants participating in Prince George’s County Restaurant Week from March 2 through 8.

Frederick Restaurant Week (Frederick)
Mouthwatering price-fixed meals celebrating Frederick's culinary scene.

Chicago (Baltimore)
One show-stopping-song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen.

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.

Maryland Home and Garden Show (Timonium)
Last weekend! 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.

Suburban Maryland Spring Home Show (Boyds)
At the Home Show, the goal is simple: to inspire, motivate and excite you for your upcoming home improvement - whether it's a minor renovation or a major remodel. The Home Show! It's Everything For In And Around Your Home!

The Originalist (D.C.)
Four-time Helen Hayes Award winner Edward Gero (Red) returns to Arena Stage as one of America’s most brilliant and polarizing figures: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. When a bright, liberal, Harvard Law School graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Scalia, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and an unexpected mentor. How will their relationship affect one of the most incendiary cases ever to reach the nation’s highest court? From Charles MacArthur Award winnerJohn Strand (Lovers and Executioners) comes this daring new work about passionate people risking heart and soul to defend their version of the truth. This production will be performed in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle in an exciting new three-quarter thrust configuration.


Poetry Retrospective (Columbia)
Artists Gallery has invited poets who have participated in joint poets and artists collaborative shows in the past have been invited to do poetry readings at our March 6 reception as part of the Gallery's 2015 20th Anniversary year celebration. The Group Exhibit runs from March 2- March 27, 2015

Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards Concert (Bethesda)
The inaugural Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards, produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, will feature a live concert performed by the competition finalists on Friday, March 6 at 8pm at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Bethesda.

Women's History Month Celebration (Baltimore)
The National Aquarium celebrates Women’s History Month! The evening will feature live performances, exhibits and activities that focus on Women’s History around the world.

Meet the Brewer-Craft Beer Sampling (Salisbury)
Salisbury Applebee’s 6th “Meet the Brewer” is upon us. On March 5, join Applebee’s and Assawoman Bay Brewing Company from 6 to 8 p.m. for a night featuring local craft beers. Neighbors and guests can sample 2 oz.

Friday Nites in Caroline presents Bluegrass band Flatland Drive (Denton)
Friday Nites in Caroline proudly presents a free performance by bluegrass band Flatland Drive, on Friday, March 6, 7:00pm at the Caroline County Public Library in Denton. For more information contact the Library at 410-479-1343 or info@carolib.org

The New Consort present Carry Me Home (Baltimore)
Carry Me Home: Music of Struggle, Mourning, and Redemption is a musical exploration of the harshness of winter juxtaposed with our constant hope for a brighter future, featuring the music of composers ranging from J. S. Bach and John Sheppard to Steven Stucky and Francis Poulenc.

An evening with Karen Abbott (Westminster)
Please join us for an exciting evening with bestselling author, Karen Abbott, as she discusses Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War. A book signing will follow the discussion. Advance purchase of tickets is required.

Lunchtime Lecture: "The National Road" by Virginia Frank (Ellicott City)
Bring your own lunch – with drinks and treats provided – and enjoy a lecture focusing on historical facts and more in Howard County.Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Lecture is from noon-1 p.m. with an optional tour of the museum from 1-1:30 p.m. $5 per person. Tickets are free for HCHS members.Note: Check our website or call should inclement weather cause a change in date.


Chocolate and Candy Festival  (Bel Air)
Wockenfuss, Moore's Candies, Mary Sue Candies, Stephanie's Sweets, Rita's Italian Ice, La Cakerie, Pure Chocolates by Jinji, All About Cookies, A Dream of Chocolate, Kilby Creamery, Oh So Delicious! Cookie Company, Tastefully Simple, and more!

Heavy Seas Real Ale and BBQ Festival (Baltimore)
Heavy Seas hosts this all you care to taste beer and barbecue affair at the actual brewery with live music.

Women Soldiers in the Civil War Armies (Frederick)
Speakers Tracey McIntire and Dr. Audrey Scanlan-Teller will share the stories of over four hundred women who disguised themselves as men to serve heroically in Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Both presenters will be dressed in period clothing as Civil War female soldiers.

Second Annual Sudlersville Toy and Train Show (Sudlersville)
Model Train Rolling Stock, Structures, Paintings, Books and Accessories, New and Used, All Scales, also Toys and Collectibles for sale.

Breakfast with the Princesses! (New Market)
Don't forget to bring your royal cameras and you can get a picture in a real carriage! Breakfast Banquet: $15/person Includes: Breakfast and meet and greet with the Princesses

From Darkness to Light (Frederick)
The Frederick Symphony Orchestra presents its From Darkness to Light concert. The concert will feature guest conductor Glenn Quader and the grand-prize winner of the Young Artist Competition. Music for the evening includes selections from Rimsky-Korsakov and Beethoven.

NextLOOK: BOOMscat (Mount Rainier)
Keyboardist-drumm... Asha Santee (BOOM) and vocalist-songwriter Jennifer Patience Rowe (scat) During their residency at Joe’s Movement Emporium, they will work with a staging expert to develop more presence in their performance practice, create a set piece, indulge in studio time to generate new material and record two to three new songs.

Cabin Fever Campfire (Baltimore)
Need a cure for cabin fever? Let nature be your remedy! Join us as we explore the forest at night to listen and look for what is stirring. Then we’ll warm up around the campfire with s’mores and Native American stories about the return of spring. Ages 5 and up, $3 per person ($2 members)

Tracks R Us (Catonsville)
Tromp in to track down park wildlife. Our animal detectives will learn common footprints and study tracks left behind by our woodland critters. Children ages 6+ with an adult

Backstairs/Upstairs (Hollywood)
~ Exclusive Tour ~ Backstairs/Upstairs Saturday, March 7, 2015 11:00 a.m. Once a year, the exclusive “Backstairs/Upstairs” tour of Historic Sotterley’s 1703 Plantation House is offered to a limited group of visitors. This year’s guests go behind the scenes, enter rooms not seen on a regular tour & view our notable collections.

Teelin Irish Dance Company (Frederick)
A celebration of Irish song and dance.

Walking Tour of an Irish Neighborhood (Baltimore)
Judge Tom Ward will present the West Baltimore neighborhood which welcomed our ancestors who survived Ireland's Great Hunger of 1845-1849. Here they thrived on Baltimore's modest streets, where they established homes, earned a decent living, educated their children and worshiped freely.

Family fun at The Wellwood (Charlestown)
Not only will have NFL Pro Bowl selection, Jon Dorenbos visiting The Wellwood to show off his nationally famous magic show, but we will have also have renowned comedic hypnotist, Graham Phillips.

Scope out the night sky at Robinson Nature Center (Columbia)
The Maryland Science Center and Robinson jointly present this exciting family-focused astronomy event. Enjoy a planetarium presentation, build your very own GalileoScope (a functional telescope for night sky viewing; $50 value), hold a meteorite and view the stars through telescopes (weather-permitting). $24 per family (up to five members). Each family receives a telescope, a tripod and a star map. This program is supported through a grant from the Howard County Arts Council.Click here to see pictures from the last event. Ages 8 years and up.

Happenstance Theatre: The Maestro (D.C.)
The National Theatre--An eccentric mute conductor makes musical mayhem with kids serving as his unwitting orchestra in a morning filled with slapstick comedy. At the Helen Hayes Gallery. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes prior to each show.


Maple Sugarin' Festival (Westminster)
You don't want to miss the good food and good fun! Come celebrate the upcoming arrival of spring with us! Enjoy pancakes together with real maple syrup. There will be demonstrations, lots of "maple facts," crafts and so much more. It's fun for the whole family to enjoy!

All-Baroque Concert (Westminster)
The ornate music of 1600-1750 Europe, Baroque Style is noted for complex harmonies and emphasis on contrast. The perfect acoustics, intimacy, and the beauty of the Little Baker Chapel make it a special setting. Concertmaster Nicholas Currie; cellist Tim Anderson, harpsichordist Don Horneff

Lunafest (Salisbury)
Established in 2000, LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival with films made for women and by women!

Intro to Geocaching (Baltimore)
Looking for fun, family-friendly way to exercise both mind and body? Try geocaching, the fast-growing sport that’s akin to a modern-day treasure hunt.

Cherish The Ladies (Frederick)
Celebrate 30 years of the most sought-after Irish-American group in Celtic music.

5th Annual The Pink Event (Linthicum)
The Pink Event is a women-focused expo that features incredibly shopping, motivational and expert speakers, swag bags, a live music performance and DJ, swag bags, door prizes, and much more! 20% of ticket sales and other funds are donated to For 3 Sisters,Inc.a non-profit breast cancer organization.

Chesapeake Bridal Expo & Fashion Show (North East)
Plan your big day with the help of vendors at our Bridal expo and fashion show. Many vendors and tons of fun!!!

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