Chinese New Year Festival

Jan 28, Smithsonian American Art Museum: Help ring in the 2017 Lunar New Year with a variety of kid-friendly activities and numerous demonstrations and dancing

Washington Auto Show

Jan 27-Feb 5, Washington Convention Center: Looking for a new car? Check out over 600 models at this top rated auto show. Want to reminisce? This show features historic vehicles as well

Justin Tillman Tricked Out Tour

Jan 26-28, DC: Love magic? Love comedy? Then this show is for you! Combining his skills as a comedian and a magician, Tillman has impressed critics and audiences with this unique show

Explore! With the National Portrait Gallery

Opens Jan 28: The National Portrait Gallery dedicates it's first-ever space designed for children ages 18 months-8 years, helping them come to love and understand portraits in a whole new way

Pilobolus Shadowland

Jan 28-29, Lisner Auditorium: Shadowland incorporates a moving screen, projected images, and front-of-screen choreography, all set to a rhythmic original score. Experience something new!

A Night of Magic, Mystery and Illusion

Jan 28, Lyric Opera House, Baltimore: More unbelieveable magic, with Steven Brundage, a semi-finalist on last season's America's Got Talent, a.k.a "The Rubik's Cube Guy"

2017 Orioles Fan Fest

Jan 28, Baltimore Convention Center: Diehard Orioles Fans, take note! Player appearances, sports clinics, clubhouse tours, giveaways and more. Don't miss it!

Maryland World of Pets Expo

Jan 27-29, Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium: Attention all pet and animal lovers! Demonstrations, exhibits, shopping, seminars and entertainment all revolving around your love of pets

MSP Polar Bear Plunge

Jan 26-28, Sandy Point Park: Celebrating 21 years of the "coolest" tradition in the state! The Maryland State Police proudly support the Special Olympics with this annual freeze-for-all!


Basket Making Workshop

Jan 21/28, Oella: Banneker Museum. Learn a new skill and make a beautiful basket and lid in this 2 part class

Lone Star Rodeo Bulls, Broncs and Barrels Tour

Jan 20-21, Salisbury: The Tour's 20th anniversary includes bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing and more

Germano's Cabaret

Jan 21, Baltimore: And now for something different: The Annapolis Jazztet performing in a cabaret setting, with delicious food in fantastic Little Italy. Enjoy!

Suessical the Musical

Jan 21, Frederick: At the Weinberg, a fabulous compilation of Suess' best loved books, in musical form

BSO: Brahms' Symphony No 1

Jan 20-21, Baltimore: The Meyerhoff presents a beautiful program of treasured and timeless classics

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Jan 21-Feb 19, DC: Ford's Theatre presents Edward Albee's American masterpiece with a talented group of local actors

Baltimore Restaurant Week

Now-Jan 22, Baltimore: Now's your chance to try out some of those menus you've been salivating over, most with more affordable prix fixe menus. Yum!

Women's March on Washington

Jan 21, DC: Join thousands of women to show your support for human rights on the National Mall, or at least know what to expect if you're trying to navigate the traffic on Saturday

Arenacross Championship

Jan 20-21, Baltimore: Royal Farms Arena hosts this motocross hybrid on an indoor dirt track for a unique, not-seen-in-Baltimore-too-often event!


Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics

Jan 13-July 31, Newseum: Explore the power of rock to change attitudes about patriotism, peace, equality and freedom through this one-of-a-kind exhibit

Travel and Adventure Show

Jan 14/15, Washington Convention Center: Get inspired for your next travel adventure through the only travel show in the DC area

RISE: Collage Dance Collective

Jan 14/15, Shakespeare Theatre Company's Lansburgh Theatre: Witness the tremendous athleticism of the collective, which will also sport dancers from the Jones Haywood School of Dance and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts

Bud, Not Buddy

Jan 13-15, Kennedy Center: Adapted from the classic book by Christopher Paul Curtis, Bud, Not Buddy promises to be one of the season’s most innovative and captivating stage productions, complete with a live jazz band

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Jan 16, National Mall: The nation’s capital is a great place to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., especially during the holiday held in his honor. Visit the majestic MLK Jr Memorial on the National Mall before or after you attend the 11th Annual MLK Peace Walk & Parade

Washington Wizards Matinee Game

Jan 16, Verizon Center: Enjoy a special matinee game against the Portland Trailblazers with the whole family and get home early enough for a school night

King Commemorative Lecture and Civil Rights Tours

Jan 14, Enoch Pratt Library and Maryland Historical Society: A day of free tours and discussions in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the path toward Civil Rights

Full "Wolf" Moon Night and Campfire

Jan 13, Banneker Historical Park and Museum: Celebrate the Full “Wolf” Moon with a winter hike on the trails at Banneker in Oella and end your hike with hot chocolate and marshmallows around the campfire

BSO Off the Cuff: Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Jan 14, Meyerhoff: Explore the backstories of classical music’s greatest works. Discover secrets, scandals and twists. You will be lead through an entertaining exploration followed by a fantastic performance of the piece

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Parade

Jan 16, Downtown Baltimore: An event for the entire family: floats, regional marching bands, colorguards, steppers and civic organizations

FHA opens door to homeownership for more borrowers

Low- to moderate-income homebuyers will get a boost in 2017, with the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) set to cut mortgage insurance premiums later this month.
The move “will mean a whole lot more responsible borrowers are suddenly eligible to purchase a home through FHA"


Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Now-Jan 15, Bethesda: Imagination Stage presents the Disney classic. Enjoy a special day out with your little ones and make some memories!

World's Largest Ski and Snowboard Lesson

Friday, Jan 6, Wisp Resort: Participate in the World's Largest Ski Lesson and help Wisp attempt to break a Guinness Record!

Cartoon Fest 2017

Saturday, Jan 7, Weinberg Center for the Arts: Enjoy cartoons as they were meant to be seen, on the big screen! Fantastic family fun in Frederick!

YUMM! The History, Fantasy and Future of Food

Now-Sept 3, American Visionary Art Museum: Come experience a visual feast in Baltimore, with more than 34 artists creating paintings, embroideries, sculptures and more!

BSO: Tchaikovsky's Pathetique

Saturday, Jan 7, Strathmore: Beethoven, Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky's music is highlighted by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in this stirring welcome to the New Year

The Complete History of America (Abridged)

Now-Feb 5: A deliriously funny rollercoaster ride through 600 years of history in 90 minutes, at the 101st season of the Vagabond Theatre in Baltimore

Dot at Everyman Theatre

Final Weekend! Hot off it's NYC run comes a funny yet poignant look at the shifting roles of a family in West Philly