Weekends on Wednesdays

Carroll County Arts Council Annual Peep Show Opens this Weekend

This Weekend:

Annapolis Film Festival (Annapolis)
St. John’s College Francis Key Auditorium (March 26), Maryland Hall Auditorium (March 29); Maryland Hall gym (March 27-29); St. Anne’s Parish Hall (March 27-28)

150th Lincoln Assassination Tour (Clinton)
150 years ago the 16th President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth and this exciting tour explores those items and sites related to the assassination. Most are located around Washington DC and special exhibits are set up for the 150th anniversary.

Americana Festival (Frederick)
Two days. Six bands. Featuring fan favorites like The Steel Wheels and Delta Rae and emerging artists such as Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line. It’s all the excitement of an outdoor festival minus the bugs!

August: Osage County (Silver Spring)
Centered around an emotionally tattered woman battling cancer, August: Osage County explores a variety of emotional and mental illnesses that threaten to tear a family apart. When Voilet's husband is found drowned and her family gathers for his funeral, the resulting events are heartbreaking.

Alchemical Vessels (DC)
 This exhibition brings together 125 regional artists, 20 curators, 125 collectors and the public to view a series of bowls that artists were asked to transform.

Baltimore Cocktail Week (Baltimore)
Baltimore Cocktail Week will focus on the cultivation and enhancement of the hospitality industry in Baltimore City and surrounding areas through innovative cocktail programs, comprehensive educational forums and consumer enrichment events

45th Annual Indoor/Outdoor Antique & Classic Auto Parts/Swap Meet (Westminster)
To All Auto Enthusiasts: The Sugarloaf Mountain Region, AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America) is sponsoring the “45th Annual Indoor/Outdoor Antique & Classic Auto Parts/Swap Meet” March 27 & 28, 2015 Each year this event generates hundreds of vendors selling, swapping and trading

Spring Flower Display and Art Exhibit (Baltimore)
Visitors to The Rawlings Conservatory’s annual spring flower display explore indoor gardens filled with thousands of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, lilies, and more.

4th Annual Eastern Shore Sea Glass Festival (St. Michaels)
4th Annual Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival to be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 10am-5pm and Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 10am-3pm Hosted by Ophiuroidea in St Michaels, Maryland.

Peep Show (Westminster)
Display of wacky marshmallow masterpieces created by local artists, businesses and community groups.

Howard County Beer Week (Ellicott City)
Join us for an eight day celebration of craft beer from Maryland and beyond - hosted by more than 14 restaurants, pubs, retailers and fans who call Howard County home.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey - Legends (Baltimore)
Experience unimaginable family fun, as amazing performers from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and mysterious creatures of the past: a Unicorn, a Pegasus and a Woolly Mammoth! Join us for an unforgettable family night of legendary proportions! Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS!

Delmarvans at War: The Civil War (Salisbury)
See how the presence of both Union and Confederate supporters impacted the families of Delmarva. Using seldom-seen primary documents, the exhibit features Delmarvans on both the home front and the battlefield.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt at Milburn Orchards (Elkton)
Bring your little ones for a very fun Breakfast with the Easter Bunny! We start your Easter Egg Hunt with a hayride through the orchards to be sure everyone in the family can enjoy wholesome, "quality time" family fun.


Cristina Pato & the Migrations Band (Frostburg)
A native of northern Spain, Cristina Pato is a master on the traditional Galician bagpipe, or gaita. By blending her love of the gaita with the influences of jazz, world music and Latin sounds, she brings her Galician roots to a larger audience.

Inaugural Adult Egg Hunt and Basket Raffle (Essex)
The Community College of Baltimore County's Athletics Department will host its Inaugural Adult Egg Hunt & Basket Raffle to support student-athlete scholarships and special event initiatives for CCBC's 21 intercollegiate athletic teams at Catonsville, Dundalk and Essex. This is an 18+ event.

Mt. Misery Haunted History Walking Tour (Ellicott City)
The Howard County Historical Society invites you to experience the spooky goings-on during the Mt. Misery Haunted History Walking Tour on top of the hill in Old Ellicott City on March 27. The team of Dead of Night Paranormal Investigation will lead you on a walking tour of six historic sites. The tour begins at 7:30 p.m. at the HCHS’s Museum, 8328 Court Ave., Ellicott City, Md. and will end at 10 p.m. The event includes a tour of the museum, palm readings at the Weir building – an early 19thCentury Quaker School. The cost is $10 per person. Bottled water provided.


17th Annual Treasured Heirloom Appraisal Day (Frederick)
Have you ever wondered what the treasures in your attic are worth? Attend the Historical Society of Frederick County's 17th annual Treasured Heirloom event, and have your items evaluated by top appraisers in the field.

"I'm the Man!" Joe Jackson Tribute Band Concert (Ellicott City)
Visit the Reagan years – circa 1979 – with the legendary sounds of Joe Jackson’s “I’m the Man.”  Some of his hits like “Sunday Papers,” “Look Sharp,”  “On Your Radio,” “I’m The Man” and the often questioning anthem, “Is She REALLY Going Out with Him? exploded onto the punk/new wave music scene during that time.  For more information about I’m The Man,” go to http://www.imthemanband.com This 80’s-themed party invites you to dress up in your best 80’s getup and come dance the night away in the Museum’s recently renovated auditorium. BYO bottle of wine to enjoy the the concerts or pick up a bottle at the Wine Bin, 8390 Main St., Ellicott City, on the way. Mention you are going to the show and receive a 10% discount. Tickets are $15/single and $25/couple and space is limited. Part of the proceeds benefit the Howard County Historical Society. For more information, call 410-480-3250 or e-mailinfo@hchsmd.org.
11th Annual Retro Prom (Frederick)
Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s (MET) annual Retro Prom is returning for the eleventh straight year this March 28.

Westminster Easter Egg Hunt (Westminster)
Ages 1-4 10:30am; Ages 5-8 11:30am

Spring Egg Hunt at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center (Cooksville)Children ages 2-10 yrs old bring your basket to collect eggs. Enjoy games, prizes and craft time. Parents remember to bring your cameras to capture photos of your children with our “hopping” special visitor. The hunt promptly begins at 2:15pm. Refreshments provided. Advanced registration required.
A parent or guardian must accompany children during this event.
Don’t be late; this event starts at 2:00 pm!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Germantown)
Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the magic of innovative black-light puppetry and evocative original music.

Flashlight Egg Hunt (Baltimore)
Need more challenge in your egg hunt? Use your night vision and a flashlight to find hidden eggs along our trails.

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

Hiking Trail Maintenance Day (Prince Frederick)
Volunteers needed for building projects, sign placement, and general trail maintenance. Fun people, laughter, water, equipment and a free picnic lunch will be provided! Register at acltweb.org.

Y Spring Eggstravaganza (Baltimore)
Times and activities vary by location,so please contact your nearest Family Center Y for specific details. Please see locations at: http://ymaryland.org/ COST: FREE for Y members, 5 for community members, $10 for community families.

Murder Mystery Dinner Show (Mount Savage)
Starting a 6pm with a three course dinner Show starts at 7pm Enjoy a comic murder mystery with the cast that performs on the scenic railroad in Cumberland, MD Advance tickets only!

World Dance Showcase (Cheverly)
The world beats a path to our doorstep, bringing historic and colorful customs, traditions, and folk arts. This popular annual event showcases wide-ranging dance traditions performed with a swirl of vivid costumes.

Green Spring Valley Point to Point (Cockeysville)
The day features pony races, a junior and a senior field master's chase and several timber races. A Post-Race Reception immediately follows the last race.

Naptown Trot (Annapolis)
It is a 5K course through our State Capital on March 28, 2015. All proceeds from the event benefit Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD). SOMD currently provides year round sports training and competition to over 6,900 individuals with intellectual disabilities across the state of Maryland. For more information or to register visit www.naptowntrot.com.

The Tots2Tweens 6th Annual Egg Hunt Festival (Frederick)
Kids still need to only find 1 egg – and they all get a goody bag.

8th Annual Loch Raven High School Arts and Crafts Show (Towson)
60 vendors, many selling homemade items from jewelry to pottery... Food, including a bake table. A prom dress sale/swap with dresses priced to sell. A special raffle with all sorts of prizes. Art show in the auditorium featuring works by Loch Raven High students

Bebop Madness (Baltimore)
An afternoon of fabulous straight ahead jazz highlighting the music and careers of jazz greats such as John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Sonny Stitt and many others featuring the award winning saxophonist Carl Grubbs and his ensemble with Eric Byrd (keys), Blake Meister (bass) and John Lamkin III (drums)

Opening Day for Trails on the Jones Falls Trail (Baltimore)
Join us as we kick off the arrival of spring and the trail season. Come explore the Jones Falls Valley along the beautiful Jones Falls Trail. We will kick of with a ribbon cutting then guided and self guided tours 9 miles down the trail with partner organizations and interesting stops along the away

Family Easter Celebration (Annapolis)
All are invited to a special Easter celebration at Weems Creek on Sat., March 28, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., featuring a free pancake breakfast, interactive walk-through experience of scenes from the Easter story, resurrection egg activity, crafts, games and more.

Bright Star Theatre: Happily Ever After (DC)
Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rumpelstiltskin are magically brought to life resulting in an endless stream of laughter and plenty of chances for kids to become a part of the show. Best for age 4 and older. At the Helen Hayes Gallery FREE tickets distributed 30 minutes prior to each show.

Jessica Lang Dance (DC)
Lang's New York-based company presents its first evening-length performance in D.C. Featuring live music by the National Symphony Orchestra. At the Lisner Auditorium.


Natural Egg Dyeing (Baltimore)
Bring your own hard boiled eggs to celebrate the ancient tradition of egg-decorating. We’ll use natural materials to craft eggs in several styles. All Ages, $3 per person ($2 members)

Brian Roman (Westminster)
“With the look, the moves, awesome stage presence and a voice that does incredible justice to great classics, Roman is the complete package.” - The Welland Tribune” Tickets - $25 adults, $10 students. For more information, visit www.carrollliveonstage.org or call 410-848-7123.

What the Ancient Egyptians Took with Them and Why (Baltimore)
Mendes Cohen spent several months traveling in Egypt building a wonderful collection of antiquities. We are excited to welcome Betsey Bryan, Director of Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum, to talk about the collection Mendes developed and the Egypt Mendes would have encountered during his travels.

Jeff Majors (Cheverly)
A dream at age 15 inspired Jeff Majors to start playing the harp and launched a musical career mixing gospel, soul, and jazz. He brings his groundbreaking and unique harp sound to the Playhouse.

Bel Cantanti Opera - Rimsky - Korsakov's Snow Maiden (Baltimore)
Bel Cantanti Opera will perform Rimsky-Korsav's opera The Snow Maiden in Russian with English supertitles, in costume and with the Four Seasons Dancers.

Pro Musica Rara Presents On the Road with Mozart and Beethoven (Towson)
In Pro Musica Rara’s final concert of their gala 40th anniversary season, Baltimore's premier early music ensemble performs the music of Mozart, Beethoven, and forgotten masters of the era who journeyed and plied their trade throughout the palaces of Europe.

Peasant Song and Dance from Renaissance Germany (Cumberland)
March brings a very different program to Cumberland—the music of early 16th century Germany. The wide variety of German folk songs found in 16th century settings will be the focus of this special performance. Stories ranging from haunting love songs to earthy shenanigans to drunken carousing.

Savage Mill's Easter Egg Hunt (Savage)
Meet in the atrium to take part. A donation of $10 per basket is suggested as 100% of all proceeds will go to benefit the Make-A-Wish (TM) Mid-Atlantic.

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