Weekends on Wednesdays

This Weekend:

Annapolis Irish Week (Annapolis)
The 12-day Annapolis Irish Week celebration includes its famous Irish Parade with Irish Pipe Bands. While the parade takes place Mar 6, at 1 pm, festivities are from Mar 5 thru Mar 17. 

Chamber Music (Annapolis)
Rachmaninoff’s Vespers was one of the most requested works in a recent survey of our singers and audience.

Exploring Slavery and the Underground Railroad (Cambridge)
“Find Your Freedom” will carry the Harriet Tubman Day celebration into the community. This special weekend will highlight places associated with Harriet Tubman and other Underground Railroad figures in Maryland and Delaware. 

Frederick Restaurant Week (Frederick)
A 7-day promotion that features the unique & fine dining options available in Downtown Frederick & the surrounding area. Participating restaurants will offer diners multi-course meals at appetizing prices. 

Game Changers and No Boundaries (Ellicott City)
This year’s Youth Art Month exhibit features hundreds of works by Howard County public school students, grades K-12. No Boundaries showcases work by youth and adult artists with developmental disabilities.

A Feast of Color Home and Garden Expo (Annapolis)
Homestead’s talented team has created themed vignettes using thousands of flowers, shrubs, trees, furnishings and more to showcase nature’s influence on how we live, work and play. 

Carroll County Home Show (Westminster)
Visit the annual Carroll County Home Show at the Carroll County Ag Center, Shipley Arena. Meet expert suppliers who can help you discover new ideas and options. Admission is free. 

Flower and Garden Show (Hagerstown)
Hagerstown Community College Alumni Flower & Garden Show's theme for 2016 is "a taste of nature." Admission is $5 for adults and children under 12 are free. 

MD Spring Home and Garden Show (Lutherville)
Landscaped gardens brimming with bold and beautiful flowers and trees will fill the Maryland State Fairgrounds. Art in the Garden is this year's theme.

Maple Syrup Fest (Thurmont)
Join us in a 46-year old tradition in the Catoctin Mountains! Watch park rangers demonstrate the traditional way to craft this sweet concoction. 46th Annual Fest. Info call 301.271.7574

Planetarium Show (Westminster)
Join the Westminster Astronomical Society for a planetarium show highlighting what's happening in the night sky. Then head outdoors to take a look through the new observatory!


Jayamangala Music and Dance (Baltimore)
Award-winning dance master Shobha Subramanian and troupe share exciting rhythms, exquisite gestures, and ancient stories of Hindu gods and goddesses with contemporary relevance.

The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra (Frederick)
The wildly popular ensemble renowned for their humor and sublime musicality.

UltraFaux featuring Michael Joseph Harris (North Brentwood)
Baltimore band UltraFaux performs original acoustic music with Romani, Sinti, Manouche, blues, be-bop, swing, and musette influences. At the Brentwood Arts Exchange.


Avenues by Bill Watson (Hagerstown)
The Fine Arts Company presents “Avenues” by Bill Watson. Please join us in welcoming Bill for a special meet and greet, live music by Dan McCarthy and refreshments. 

Blues Jam (Snow Hill)
Come enjoy the best of the blues with the Nighthawks and the Snow Hill Blues Jam All-Stars. Tom Mason's famous barbecue will be for sale. Cash bar. 

Eagle Festival at Blackwater Refuge (Cambridge)
Get an up-close view of birds of prey, such as eagles, hawks and falcons at the home of one of the largest breeding populations of bald eagles in the United States. Plenty of hands-on nature-inspired fun for children. Free. 

Comedy Night (Prince Frederick)
Running Hare Vineyard: Get ready for a night of non-stop laughs and magic with comedy illusionist Reggie Rice! The evening features the show, a complimentary glass of wine or beer and full buffet dinner. 

Gaithersburg's St. Patrick's Day Parade 2016 (Gaithersburg)
Dozens of units march in the parade, incl. Celtic dancers, bagpipers, clowns, fire trucks, more! Parade starts at Washingtonian Ctr. Then enjoy live entertainment at Lakefront Plaza until 1 p.m.

St. Patrick's Day Parade (Chesapeake City)
$100 cash prize for BEST FLOAT! Prizes given for 2nd & 3rd Place Floats, Most Spirit, Best Dressed & Erin Go Braugh. Bring your family to watch the Mummer’s Duffy String Jam Band. Come to Pell Gardens after the parade for prizes and music! 

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. Parade travels down Coastal Hwy from 45th St. Stop at 45th at 11am for pre-parade fun. 

Irish Railroad Workers in Baltimore (Baltimore)
New lives for survivors of Ireland's Great Hunger often revolved around the B&O Railroad in Maryland. Author & B&O Railroad Museum Curator Dave Shackelford, explains connections in his new book. 

Saint Baldrick's Head Shave (Annapolis)
Annual head-shaving event where the community raises money and awareness to help fight children's cancer. Participate or enjoy the music and camaraderie during St. Patrick's Week, Annapolis Style 

St. Paddy's Day 5K/10K (Eastern Shore)
Start your salute to the Irish and your spring fitness program on this certified fast and scenic course through Denton and Martinak State Park. Pre-register through March 4. 

St. Patrick's Day Run Fest (Hagerstown)
St. Patrick's Day Fitness Extravaganza. Events include: 4 LEAF CLOVER Kids Run, 1mi Fitness Walk, 5K, 8K & Half Marathon. Event Fees $10-$45. 

Teelin Irish Dance Company (Westminster)
Percussive precision, imaginative choreography, spirited Irish music and incredibly talented dancers combine for a show that is sure to bring audiences to their feet.

Itsy Bitsy Audubon (Chevy Chase)
Looking for the perfect play date for your preschooler and their friends? Inspire the next generation of environmentalists! 

Former Royal Harpist Claire Jones (Thurmont)
Royal harpist, Ms. Jones will share her experiences as the "Royal Harpist" and will dazzle us with her music, fit for royalty. 

Tracking 101 - Who Goes There? (North East)
Join a Ranger to learn tracking by examining signs of animals in the parks forested areas. Call 410.287.5333 to reserve a space.


St. Patrick's Day Parade and 5K (Baltimore)
For over 50 years, thousands have crowded downtown Baltimore to watch thousands more march & celebrate Irish culture, song & dance. The 5K begins at Charles & Franklin. The Parade starts at Washington Monument & marches to Pratt St. & Market Place. 

Deer Creek Chorale A Cappella Festival (Nottingham)
Join the DCC for an afternoon of a cappella music fun! Featuring barbershop quartet GQ. Back for a 2nd year. 

Masters of Celtic Harp: Grainne Hambly and William Jackson (Upper Marlboro)
The premier Celtic harpers of Ireland & Scotland in concert. Masters of the Harp Grainne Hambly & William Jackson perform traditional Irish & Scottish music. 

Nature Connections: Primitive Technology (Baltimore)
Explore primitive skills through demonstrations and hands-on activities. Learn about pottery-making, herbal medicines, flint-knapping (making stone tools), fire-starting, rope making, spinning wool. 

Shenandoah and Cumberland Valley Pottery (Hagerstown)
Local collectors and authors Dr. George and Connie Manger will give a lecture based on their book, “Pottery from the Shenandoah and Cumberland Valleys.” 

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