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Black Swan Dance Production

Feb 24, Goucher College: Black Swan is an evening-length dance-based production choreographed to the music of artist/activist Nina Simone as it explores the experience of the black ballerina. Don't miss this opportunity to experience an educational and inspiring evening.

Tanner and the Cotton

Feb 24-26, Carroll Community College: Tanner and the Cotton is a new play written for Carroll, Howard and Prince George's Community Colleges in collaboration with The Farm Theater. How far would you go to stand up for what you believe?

Jazz with Wynton Marsalis

Feb 24/26, Bethesda: Strathmore presents an epic and inspirational symphony featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, the National Philharmonic, and a 150-person gospel choir.

2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts

Feb 24, Frederick: Don't miss the Weinberg's presentation of all the 2017 Oscar-nominated shorts up on the big screen before the Academy Award ceremony!

Deep Creek Dunk

Feb 25, Deep Creek Lake: Be a part of the fun at the 19th Annual Dunk, and help support Special Olympics Maryland!

World Sword Swallower's Day

Feb 25, Inner Harbor: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditoriums will again be home to a majority of the world’s sword swallowers as they demonstrate their death-defying skills and celebrate this 4,000 year old art!


Feb 25, Owings Mills: The Gordon Center presents the thrilling artistry of The Philadelphia Dance Company, aka PHILADANCO, long recognized for it's artistic integrity, superbly trained dancers, and electrifying performances.

Charm City Roller Girls February Brawl

Feb 25, Baltimore: Charm City Roller Girls season opener was wall-to-wall action. Now the home teams have scores to settle. Each team went 1-1. They are ready to break the ties with break neck speeds and bone breaking hits! Come on out for something a little different...

Empty Bowls Workshop

Feb 25, Towson: Towson University is hosting a series of bowl making workshops where participants will learn how to make a hand-made bowl that will be donated to the Empty Bowls event in March. Proceeds help fund and serve the homeless and hungry in Maryland.

Intersections Festival

Feb 24-Mar 5, DC: Atlas Performing Arts Center festival presents excellent art in all its forms that inspires a community, engaged artists and audiences alike, to connect and create a vibrant neighborhood, city, and world. Come participate in DC's dynamic arts scene down on H street!


Washington's Birthday Weekend at Mt Vernon

Feb 18-20, Alexandria: Celebrate the first president of the United States on the most exciting weekend of the year! Free admission on February 20!

Free Entrance Day In Our National Parks

Feb 20, everywhere!: The National Park Service just turned 100 years old! Celebrate the start of our second century by visiting a park in 2017! Our area has many parks to choose from, so pick a park and explore!

Disney on Ice, Dream Big

Now-Feb 20, Verizon Center: Tinker Bell takes you on a journey of beloved Disney tales in this show that's sure to please your princess-loving little ones!

Alexandria's Restaurant Week

Now-Feb 26, Alexandria: Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week showcases the inventiveness of local chefs in neighborhoods throughout the city, from fine dining establishments to casual neighborhood favorites. Try something new!

Riverdance 20th Anniversary Tour

Now-Feb 19, Baltimore: Dance over to the Lyric for the show that started the Irish Dance sensation known the world over!

Richard III

Now-Mar 5, Baltimore: The highly acclaimed Chesapeake Shakespeare Company performs the captivating and horrifying play that is Shakespeare’s concluding chronicle of the Wars of the Roses. Not to be missed!

The Freshest Snow Whyte

Now-Mar 18, Bethesda: Imagination Stage gives us a radical update of a familiar fairytale. Set in the year 3000, we meet Snow Whyte—a graffiti-artist locked in competition with her arch rival, Kanye East, over which of them makes the “freshest” images in the universe. 

Ladew Topiary Gardens Maple Magic

Feb 18-19, Monkton: Come visit one of the Top 5 Gardens in the U.S. and see how real maple syrup is made. The one and a half hour program includes a hike, maple candy and a pancake snack.

Peter and The Starcatcher

Now-Feb 25, Bowie: Bowie Playhouse and 2nd Star Productions present this wildly imaginative and hilarious 2012 Tony-winning play, adapted from Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson's best-selling series.

Maryland RV Show

Selected dates through Feb 26, Timonium: The largest outdoor RV Expo in the Mid-Atlantic States - 1000's of RV's fill the Maryland State Fairgrounds. Military veterans are free on Fridays!

The Importance of Being Earnest

Feb 17-18, College Park: The Clarice presents Oscar Wilde's classic Victorian-era courting comedy of manners in this fantastic production.


Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Now-March 5, Olney: Olney Theatre does it again, with this Tony-Award winning murder-musical that is sure to be a hit!

National Aquarium Black History Month Celebration

Feb 3, Inner Harbor: An evening focusing on the roles African Americans have played within the Chesapeake Bay’s maritime and seafood industries, featuring performances, music and fun for the whole family

Maryland/Virginia/DC 34th Annual Choreographer's Showcase

Feb 4, The Clarice, UMD: Called “a rite of passage in the DC-area dance community” by The Washington Post, the Choreographers’ Showcase is one of the longest-running showcases of new and established choreographers in the country. See something new this weekend!


Feb 4, Sykesville: Head to historic Sykesville for a fun afternoon of ice sculptures, ice skating and an ice playground! Also enjoy treats, activities, and a visit from the Baltimore Zoomobile with a penguin!

Columbia Orchestra presents Dvorak and Ravel

Feb 4, Columbia: Join the Orchestra for a lively night which draws inspiration from the life of Harriet Tubman

Maple Sugaring Days

Now-Feb 26, Silver Spring: Experience an American tradition: maple sugaring! Watch the maple sugaring process from start to finish at the Brookside Nature Center

Constellation Fights the Slave Trade

Feb 4,11,18,25, Inner Harbor: Enjoy an educational and family-friendly outing to learn about the Constellation's proudest service during the three years immediately before the Civil War when she led this nation's fight against the trans-Atlantic trafficking of slaves

Charles Dickens' Great Expectations

Now-Mar 5, Baltimore: Everyman Theatre continues impressing the critics, this time with the classic orphan's tale and the question: can people change who they truly are?

1967: Civil Rights at 50

Opens Feb 3, Newseum: A new exhibit in time for Black History Month tells the dramatic story of the growing militancy of the struggle for racial justice in 1967 using powerful photos and images of historic newspapers and magazines

Color-in Creativity Night

Feb 3, Smithsonian American Art Museum: Something different! A coloring night where you can color while sipping on a complementary cup of hot cocoa. Peruse the galleries and try out coloring pages based on works on view in Luce Gallery

Chinese New Year Family Day

Feb 4, Kennedy Center: Learn the arts of paper cutting, Beijing-style applique, calligraphy, sugar and bottle painting, "bristle dolls," and Chinese makeup; play dress up and enjoy performances by Beijing acrobats and Chinese musicians