Happy Birthday Frederick Douglass

Now-Mar 2, Baltimore: Sheridan Libraries presents a celebration of Frederick Douglass. This exhibit features first editions of some of his many publications, drawn from Sheridan Libraries' collections, in celebration of his 200th birthday.


Feb 22-25, Westminster: Presented by the Theatre Program at Carroll Community College, A ferocious and provocative adaptation of one of the most prescient works of literature of the last century.

A Disappearing Act

Feb 22-25, Baltimore: Theatre Project Baltimore presents an immersive, interactive, magic-filled comedy. The great magician, Philip Winterbottom, cordially requests your presence for his final act. Sadly, he's dead. So, he won't be there. But, he's left his son and assistant very clear instructions for his memorial. Join Philip's family and friends for one final disappearing act. Come take part in a memorial tribute you won’t soon forget (funeral attire optional). Audiences from across four countries have praised Single Shoe Productions’ work as ”stunning”, “poignant”, “brilliant”, “beautiful”, “touching” and “highly entertaining”. Don’t miss your chance to see this innovative and highly original production.

April Ryan - White House Correspondent's View in Black and White

Feb 22, St. Mary's: Ryan is White House reporter for American Urban Radio Networks, and a CNN Political Analyst. She has a unique vantage point as the only Black female reporter covering urban issues from the White House – a position she has held since the Clinton era. She is the author of the award-winning books, “The Presidency in Black and White,” and her latest book, “At Mama’s Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White.” The Elizabeth Barber Walker Lecture Series honors the College’s first Black graduate, Liz Walker.

Dance Major's Performance Project

Feb 22-24, Towson: The Dance Department at Towson University offers an excellent opportunity to experience talented dancers perfecting their craft. This performance is a thrilling and creative celebration of student choreography and performance that includes a variety of movement styles and music. Dance majors evolve their works to the next level with guidance from faculty mentors and peers.

Ted Koppel

Feb 22, Frederick: The Weinberg Center for the Arts presents legendary anchor of ABC News' "Nightline." Koppel’s most recent book “Lights Out,” a 2015 NYT bestseller, examines the threat of and potential ways for America to prepare for a cyber-catastrophe.


Feb 23-25, Annapolis: Mystery, intrigue, dark desert nights, and magic all come together in Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s powerful retelling of this classic tale from the Arabian Nights. Set to the colorful music of Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade and Borodin’s Prince Igor, you will find adventure with Aladdin and his Genie from the Lamp of Wonders as they seek to overthrow the dark and sinister plot of the Wizard Jamal.

American Craft Show

Feb 23-25, Baltimore: Join us for three days of festivities celebrating all things handmade at the Baltimore Convention Center. Come shop craft like you’ve never seen before from more than 650 of the country’s top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home d├ęcor artists. Plus, meet the country’s top emerging artists! Stop by our Hip Pop Emerging Artists’ booths on the show floor to see their contemporary pieces ranging from sophisticated elegance to cutting-edge.

Idan Raichel

Feb 22, Bethesda: After 15 years as leader of The Idan Raichel Project, international music icon Idan Raichel is focusing on the basic essence of his songs with a solo piano concert. Raichel presents his melodies, lyrics, and the stories behind them in their pure, stripped-down form, as they were originally written at home or in the studio. The Strathmore presents this intimate and inspiring show allows Raichel to demonstrate his gifts as a singer-songwriter and endearing solo stage presence.

Romance By the Rails

Feb 22, Ellicott City: A romantic evening of letters and writings from the hearts of historic figures connected to Ellicott City including a U.S. President, a Civil War General, America’s most famous literary icon and others.

Sweeny Todd

Feb 23, Baltimore: Baltimore Concert Opera presents powerful opera singers present the music of Stephen Sondheim's horror story of a barber with a mysterious past and the best meat pies in London!

Rite of Spring

Feb 23-24, Bethesda & Baltimore: Stravinsky pushed the boundaries of classical instruments to evoke earthy and bestial sounds in his awe-inspiring The Rite of Spring. Join Marin Alsop and the BSO for a performance of the composer’s galvanizing masterpiece. Join us after the concert for a conductor-led Q&A session.

House of Stronzo

Feb 23, Baltimore:  House of Stronzo chronicles the quest of Pete Cecere, one of the preeminent collectors of folk art and outsider art in North America, to find permanent homes for his “kids” – the more than 5,000 pieces of original art that are currently housed in his Virginia home – before he dies. The 60-minute film will be followed by a Q&A with Director Matt White, moderated by AVAM’s Founder & Director Rebecca Hoffberger.


Feb 23-24, College Park: In this interactive evening of contemporary dance focused on loving, longing and loss at UMD, audience members are given a choice: experience the pure movement in silence, or don headphones and layer on a rich soundscape. With cross-cultural conversation and community action at its heart, Dearest Home showcases movement, in its most vulnerable and intimate state, through a series of solo and duet performances. Grounded in classical arts and heavily influenced by hip-hop culture, choreographer/company leader/ MacArthur Genius award-winner Kyle Abraham’s mission is to create evocative, interdisciplinary performances.

The Merry Widow

Feb 23-Mar 4, Rockville: The Victorian Lyric Opera Company presents Franz Lehar’s sparkling operetta.


Feb 23-24, Towson: Towson University presents the 10th Annual Women and Minorities in Media Festival. WAMMFest is an eclectic mix of the best  of our international call for short works. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll learn, and then you’ll laugh so much that you’re crying all while experiencing stories told by the voice of the empowered.  Every short work is by or of interest to women and/or minorities, but is for everyone. Checkout out their website for the exciting schedule!

Slavery and Catholic America in the 19th Century

Feb 24, Clinton: "Catholicism was deeply entwined with slavery in the colonial Chesapeake and evolved with the changing nature of American society in the 19th century.” -  Professor Adam Rothman, Georgetown University. Head to the Surratt House and listen as Professor Rothman traces the history of the Maryland Jesuit slave community, whose legacy is still felt today.

Top 30 Bullriding Finals
Feb 24-Mar 3, Westminster: Top bull riders compete for final standings, Little Wrangler Rodeo for youth, food, drink, excitement!

Annapolis Restaurant Week
Feb 25-Mar 3, Annapolis: Check out this annual event where for a set, uniform price, you can indulge in a two-course breakfast, two-course lunch or three-course dinner. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to treat yourself or your friends to delicious meals at reasonable prices! Reservations are recommended as this is a popular week to dine out.

Andy Borowitz
Feb 24, DC: The Lincoln Center presents Andy Borowitz, a New York Times best-selling author and a comedian who has written for The New Yorker since 1998. In 2001, he created The Borowitz Report, a satirical news column that has millions of readers around the world, for which he won the first-ever National Press Club award for humor.

Wizards vs. Hornets
Feb 23, DC: The hometown Wizards will take on the Charlotte Hornets in the heart of Chinatown at Capital One Arena, rocking special jerseys in honor of Chinese New Year. The celebration will feature talent all over the court, as the Wizards look to John Wall and Bradley Beal to lead them to yet another victory as they square off against Dwight Howard, Kemba Walker and the Hornets.

Savion Glover's All FuNK'D Up Concert
Feb 23-24, DC: This thrilling new show at The National Theatre highlights tap dance superstar Savion Glover’s mesmerizing interplay of percussive genius as he and his six-piece band and a company of dancers illuminate original grooves and compositions as only a master could. ALL FunKD’ UP marks the newest innovative expression from Tony®-winning choreographer and tap dancer Savion Glover.


Feb 23-24, DC: The Kennedy Center hosts the highly original contemporary dance ensemble DIAVOLO uses "architecture in motion" to explore the relationship between the human body and its environment. Artistic Director Jacques Heim leads a team of dancers, designers, choreographers, and engineers who create visceral and awe-inspiring works that reveal how we are affected emotionally, physically, and socially by the spaces we inhabit.

DC Rollergirls Home Opener

Feb 24, DC: The DC Rollergirls will host a season-opening doubleheader at the DC Armory featuring the league’s top skaters. The DC All-Stars – which ended last season ranked #61 in the sport’s international rankings – will take on skaters from the #41-ranked Charlottesville Derby Dames. In the second half of the season-opener, DCRG’s National Maulers will face off against Charlottesville’s B-level team.

The Method Man and Redman

Feb 24, DC: The Howard Theatre presents Reginald "Reggie" Noble, better known by his stage name Redman, an American MC, rapper, DJ, record producer and actor. He is also well known for his collaborations with Method Man, including their starring roles in films and sitcoms. He was also a member of the Def Squad in the late 1990s. For the past two decades Redman has brought you some classic albums and some of the most energetic stage performances the world over. A General & Veteran in the game, he looks & feels better than ever before.

The Late Shift: Uncovering the Waterfront

Feb 23, Alexandria: Alexandria’s past comes to life with help from the Alexandria Archaeology Museum (Studio 327). Artists and innovators team up for a night of unearthed secrets, music, and trivia celebrating our region’s rich history. Presented in collaboration with the Office of Historic Alexandria.

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