WEEKENDS ON WEDNESDAYS
Jul 15, Upper Marlboro: Did you know that the first time ice cream was recorded as being served in America occurred in Maryland in 1774 when Governor Thomas Bladen served it to his dinner guests? Come on over to Darnall’s Chance House Museum and make yourself a sundae to celebrate ice cream’s colonial roots. Enjoy music, antique cars, kids hands-on activities, participate in lawn games, and more!
Fridays through August, Baltimore: One of Little Italy’s most popular events, sponsored by Original Little Italy Restaurant Association, the Open Air Film Fest has thrived since 1999. Movies are projected onto the outside wall of Ciao Bella Restaurant in the Da Mimmo Ristorante parking lot from a "centennial" home across the street. Movie-goers arrive early to set up their chairs, listen to live Italian music, stroll the neighborhood and/or eat at one of Little Italy's many restaurants.
Jul 15, College Park: Renowned for genre-bending versatility and joyous performances, the award-winning Canadian Brass is almost single-handedly responsible for elevating the art of the brass quintet to what it is today.
Jul 15, Germantown: BlackRock is excited to debut Mariachi Flor de Toloache to their outdoor summer concert series this year. Mariachi Flor de Toloache made NYC history as it's first and only all-women Mariachi group. This fierce group shakes the stage with mariachi swagger, bringing traditional mariachi to your ears.
Jul 15, Columbia: This is the official Anniversary Concert, with Jackson Browne (returning to where he recorded “Running On Empty” in 1977) and the Red Headed Stranger, Willie Nelson & Family co-headlining the party.
Jul 15, Baltimore: Get you and your main squeeze on down to the Single Carrot Theater for the Saturday Night Double Feature. Two amazing troupes on one stage performing a new show every week. There will be thrills, chills, and spills, love, lust and laughter, action, mystery and suspense–all in living technicolor with full surround sound, 3D effects and (if you’re in the front row) smell-o-vision. Come on out to the moving pictures!
Jul 15, Tilghman Island: Seafood, children's activities, vendors, an indoor flea market, nautical artisans, music, a crab race and a fireman's parade. Don't miss it!
Jul 15-16, Baltimore: Enjoy an energizing time at this fabulous Carnival! A parade with floats, music, dancing and costumes; fabulous food, authentic crafts, vendors, and family fun!
Jul 15-22, DC: Head to Kenilworth Park for a week of spectacular beauty and family fun in the only National Park dedicated to growing aquatic plants. The weeks includes hands-on activities, ranger strolls, paddle night, exploring the park after dark and pond exploration.
Jul 15, DC: Union Market will be swarming with frozen treats and savory snacks from your favorite ice cream shops and local food trucks. Vote on your favorite flavors and help crown the Peoples Choice winner for best ice cream.
Now-Feb 2018, DC: The Renwick Gallery’s Grand Salon is transformed into a visual puzzle. This immersive, site-specific installation explores examples of interplay between craft and architecture through a ceiling-suspended structure running the length of the Renwick’s iconic gallery.
Now-Aug 6, DC: The Kennedy Center and the Roundabout Theatre invite you to Step into the infamous Kit Kat Klub and leave your troubles outside. As part of its 50th anniversary, the renowned Roundabout Theatre Company presents Cabaret, the scintillating Tony winner about following your heart while the world loses its way.