Weekends on Wednesdays

St. Patrick's Day Parades and Celebrations all over Maryland
This Weekend:

Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival (Timonium)
A great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’ and barbeque eatin’. Over 60 beers, 40 bourbons, lots of barbeque, live music and more.

The Comedy Pigs (Frederick)
The Comedy Pigs, MET’s resident improv/sketch comedy troupe is back with a new season of gut wrenching fun.

Personal Geographies - Maps as Art (Ellicott City)
Personal Geographies - Maps as Art features hundreds of works by HCPSS students in grades K-12. The students’ artworks, selected from public school art classes throughout the county, investigate the many ways that maps inform and influence the way we see and navigate within the visual world.

No Boundaries (Ellicott City)
A showcase of work by youth and adult artists with developmental disabilities. The work was created in the Exploring Art and Focus on Art programs offered by the Dept. of Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion Services.

CAA Women's Basketball Championship Tournament (Upper Marlboro)
Watch athletes from the Colonial Athletic Associaton compete for the Championship title.

Blue (Bethesda)
Imagine a world where the only color is blue. Blue flowers, blue grass, even blue cereal! Inky and Pale live in such a world until they discover something RED! In this interactive show, two friends find fun in every color of the rainbow! Ages 1-5.

Quilt Expo 2015 (Towson)
The EXPO showcases quilts made by guild members, ranging in style from traditional to contemporary, as well as art quilts. The EXPO also features quilts and quilted items for sale, a Silent Auction, an expanded Vendors' Mall and a number of handmade items for sale.

Jon Spelman's Tall Tales (D.C.)
The Emmy-Award winning raconteur spins tall tales, legends and learning stories full of homespun humor and wise sayings. At the Helen Hayes Gallery. FREE

Saint Patrick's Snakes (Baltimore)
Legend has it that Ireland has St. Patrick to thank for its lack of snakes, but we’re thankful for the many snakes that call Robert E. Lee park home! Come meet several friendly serpents and create a slithery craft. Ages 5 and up, $3 per person ($2 members)

St. Patrick's Day Celebration (Elkton)
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Us!!! Beginning with a St. Patricks Day Parade, along with Irish music and "Green Fun."

St. Patrick's Day Tea (Westminster)
$20 per person (reservations and pre-payment required). Cost includes tea, museum admission and Farmhouse tour.

Peter Rabbit Hops into Marley Station Mall (Baltimore)
Peter Rabbit will be located in the mall’s Center Court waiting to take pictures with you in your favorite Easter outfit. He will be available for photos Monday through Sunday.

Flemish Expressionism: A Modernist Vision (D.C.)
An exhibition tracing the history of Flemish Expressionist painting, sculpture and graphic arts.

Elaine de Kooning: Portraits (D.C.)
A display of gestural portraits by Kooning that depict her friends and family.


Bethesda Art Walk (Bethesda)
Bethesda Art Walk features downtown Bethesda galleries and studios that open their doors from 6 - 9pm on the second Friday of every month.

Cosi' fan tutte (Annapolis)
This season’s main event is a fully-staged production with sets, costumes, and orchestra of the Mozart masterpiece, Cosi Fan Tutte, a comic tale of love tested by deception and seduction. The title, literally translated, “thus do they all” suggests that women are easily seduced.

Got Shabbat: Bolton Street Synagogue with Jewish Museum of MD (Baltimore)
Got Shabbat is a family-friendly Shabbat celebration that includes Tot Shabbat, a full-catered Shabbat dinner and activities. Join the Jewish Museum of Maryland, Bolton Street Synagogue and the Jewish Community Center for a fantastic Shabbat evening designed for families with young children.

The Fabulous Hubcaps in Concert (Ellicott City)
Rock-n-roll is alive and well! Join us for a nostalgic trip down memory lane as The Fabulous Hubcaps perform their extensive repertoire of Doo-Wop group harmony, Classic Rock and Roll, Rock-A-Billy, Motown, and R&B music.


Chesapeake City St. Patrick's Day Parade (Chesapeake City)
Welcome early spring with a small town parade, $100 cash prize for best float, with bagpipers, Mummers Band, antique vehicles, floats and more, followed by our infamous PUB CRAWL. Parade begins at 12pm on Bohemia Avenue, ending in Pell Gardens. Rain date is 3/22

Gaithersburg's Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade (Gaithersburg)
Dozens of units will march in the parade, including Celtic dancers, bagpipe bands, clowns, fire trucks, and more. When the parade is over there will be live entertainment on the Lakefront Plaza until 1 p.m.

Ocean City St. Patrick's Day Parade (Ocean City)
Everyone loves to be Irish at Ocean City’s famous parade! Features marching units, floats and local celebrities.

Eastport Green Beer Races (Annapolis)
The event will include beer and root races for the young and not so young as well as a premier class for local bar and restaurant workers. Other fun highlights include a keg toss, a cutest leprechaun contest, and for our four legged friends, a best-dressed dog contest.

Eagle Festival at Blackwater Refuge (Cambridge)
Get an up-close view of birds of prey, such as eagles, hawks and falcons. Plenty of hands-on nature-inspired fun for children. Free.

Davidsonville Green Expo (Davidsonville)
Each spring, in partnership with local businesses and environmental organizations, DACA hosts a Green Expo to increase awareness about environmental issues and highlight environmentally-friendly products, services and ideas.

Women's HerStory (Catonsville)
Women’s HerStory Saturday, March 14; 1:30 - 3 p.m. Enjoy a decadent dessert as you are taken back in time to the colonial period through the post civil war era. You will be entertained by free Black Women who worked and lived in the United States. All Ages

Irene's Wish: Family Storytime Hour with Author Jerdine Nolen (Baltimore)
Discover the power of wishes with a reading by children’s award-winning author Jerdine Nolen of her latest book, Irene’s Wish. A young girl wants her father to be home more often, but her wish takes an unexpected turn in this story of enduring love between parent and child. Craft project follows.

Tim Lee: Scientist Turned Comedian (Rockville)
"You know how Larry the Cable Guy's act pretty much consists of him yelling "Git 'er done!" every five minutes or so? Scientist-turned-comic Tim Lee's material is the diametric opposite. A creative blend of stand-up comedy with science. Tim Lee is a comedian with a Ph.D. who's become an international sensation selling out shows from Melbourne to New York.  

Monuments to Heaven: Baltimore's Historic Churches (Baltimore)
Local Authors Sally Johnston and Lois Zanow will present their research on Baltimore's historic churches. The architecture and history of several local parishes will be included, using photographs by local educator and photographer Denny Lynch. Light refreshments will br served, donations to the museum are welcome.

Avanti Orchestra (Silver Spring)
Acclaimed Baltimore Symphony Orchestra violinist Jonathan Carney joins FMMC's conductor Pablo Saelzer and Avanti Orchestra for an all-Brahms concert. Mr. Carney will perform Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D major. Also on the program is Brahms’ Serenade No. 1 in D major.

Patuxent Research Refuge Birthday Bash (Laurel)
Patuxent Research Refuge will be celebrating the 121th anniversary of the National Wildlife Refuge System with a fun-filled family event. Activities will include live animal shows. There will also be children’s nature crafts and other activities, guided tram tours, hikes and live music. 

Museum and a Movie (Emmitsburg)
The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton will be showing the film Bright Eyes at 3:00 PM on Saturday March 14 in the museum theatre. Bring the entire family!

"Ain't Misbehavin'" Big Band Concert (Ellicott City)
Back by popular demand, come hear the hot sounds of one of the coolest band around. The two-bass set-up – with string bass on one side of the stage and tuba on the other – provides a soft, mellow, lower musical range and voice to the band. Combined with the sultry sounds of Brenda Blackwell and vocals of Jody LoMedico, the performance will set the mood for an evening of musical bliss.http://www.aintmisbehavinbigband.com/


Baltimore St. Patrick's Day Parade and 5K (Baltimore)
For more than 50 years, thousands of spectators have crowded the streets and sidewalks of downtown Baltimore and the famous Inner Harbor to watch thousands more march and celebrate Irish culture, music, song, and dance. The Shamrock 5K race begins at 1:15 p.m. at Charles and Mulberry Streets. The Parade starts off at 2:00 p.m. at the Washington Monument, and continues to Pratt St. & Market Place

Irish Music and Dance, with Narrowbacks Irish Band (Burtonsville)
Featuring a line-up of five of the leading figures in the Washington area’s Irish music scene, Narrowbacks has its genesis in the original Celtic Thunder band (hailed by the Washington Post as “one of the best Irish folk acts in America”).

Foxhall Farm Trophy Team Chase (Glyndon)
In 1920, renowned horseman, Foxhall P Keene, initiated a race over timber to encourage participation in the sport. Please join us as we salute Foxhall P. Keene and continue the tradition he began.

Free Family Fun at the Columbia Art Center (Columbia)
Have fun creating a garden gnome using recycled materials. Save the planet and bring your garden luck all with the same project! Please bring a cylindrical container for the body of your gnome.

Free Chamber Concert: Columbia Orchestra Piano Trio (Columbia)
Debussy’s ravishing early Piano Trio is equal parts French Romanticism and early Impressionism, while Brahms combines the sophisticated forms of the Piano Quartet with the passionate flair of gypsy music. Pulitzer Prize-Winner Jennifer Higdon’s thrilling Trio explores colors, both musical and visual in a virtuosic tour-de-force. This concert by the Columbia Orchestra Piano Trio—Brenda Anna, violin; Nancy Smith, piano; and Jason Love, cello— is FREE and no seat reservation is required. (Donations to the series gladly accepted.)

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