Mar 10, Baltimore: Spring is almost here! It’s time to escape hibernation and head to the Maryland Zoo for our first big event of the new Zoo season. We’ll be welcoming spring (and hopefully warmer weather) with special activities and treats for you and the animals, as well as learning about the animals that live on farms. All activities are included with Zoo admission! As part of this special event, the Zoo will be featuring a full schedule of animal enrichment, where our animals will receive spring-themed treats. It’s a great day to see some of your favorite animals at their most active times…so don’t forget your camera!
Mar 9-May 12, DC: Ease on down the road to Ford's Theatre with Dorothy and her friends Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion on their quest to meet The Wiz. In this adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s magical novel, Dorothy is whisked away by a tornado to the fanciful land of Oz. There, she and her sidekicks encounter Munchkins, flying monkeys and a power-hungry witch named Evillene who vows to destroy them. Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score, "The Wiz" is a musical feast featuring soul, gospel, R&B and pop. Rediscover the power of courage, heart, brains and friendship.
Mar 9-24, various dates, Bowie: Playing at Bowie Community Theatre and set in nineteenth-century Switzerland, this classic tale of horror and suspense details the ill-fated experiments of young Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to fathom the secrets of life and death. Purchasing cadavers from two unsavory grave robbers, he gives life to a creature both hideous and touching—and so physically powerful and mentally twisted that he soon brings death or destruction to all who stand in his way. Adhering more closely to the original novel than did the famous motion picture versions, the play blends moments of brooding terror and sudden shock with questions of morality and the dangers of unrestrained scientific inquiry.
Mar 10-18, DC: Created by in 2011, Washington Women in Jazz hosts an annual festival each March to celebrate the women of the DC jazz community. Bormet and her colleagues develop, promote and lead a wide array of concerts, jam sessions, lectures, panels, discussions, and masterclasses. A highlight of the festival is the Young Artist Showcase, where high school and college women are given a platform to perform and connect with professional jazz artists. Events take place across the DC region/area, and attract diverse audiences from every quadrant.
Mar 10, DC: Check out Songbyrd, a venue in Adams Morgan, and listen to a mix of bluegrass/acoustic/jazz music this weekend. The venue — lovingly referred to as — is the new premier space to experience live music in Adams Morgan. Featuring a state of the art sound system and a funky basement vibe. The venue hosts international, national and local artists, from live performers to DJs, as well as other live performance art forms.
Mar 11, DC: was chosen as this year’s theme to celebrate local Irish-American leaders who have been instrumental in the promotion Irish culture throughout the DMV area and become leaders in showcasing Washington’s unique Irish heritage beyond the city.
Mar 9-11, DC: Basketball fans, head to Capitol One Arena for a weekend of excitement!
Mar 10, Dc & VA: We Can Do It! is the theme of this great family outing at the Air and Space Museum. They are opening their doors to your family for a day full of hands-on activities, inspiring women, and fun challenges to celebrate women’s contributions to space, aviation, and STEM fields. Their family day is designed to introduce every member of your unique family to groundbreaking women of the past and the women driving us into the future.
Mar 10, DC: We’re bringing the luck of the Irish to the waterfront with our Ireland on The Wharf festival! Celebrate the beauty and tradition of the Emerald Isle with bagpipers, a beer garden, Irish dancers, live music, and plenty of family-friendly activities.
Mar 10-11, DC: The Washington Convention Center presents this 25th Annual Expo. From prizes, to workout classes, to health screenings and celebrity guests, there's a ton to do for your whole family!
Now-Mar 19, DC: Modern masterpieces, cutting-edge composition, dance, drag, film, jazz, Hip Hop, video games, electronica, ecology, and activism all converge at the inaugural season of the Kennedy Center's new two-week celebration of contemporary culture. Focusing on works new to Washington, on interdisciplinary creations in which artistic worlds collide, and on innovative responses to topical concerns, this new spring immersion showcases some of the most potent, provocative, and original voices in American arts today.
Mar 10-11, Annapolis: The weekend kicks off with a good old-fashion Hooley at the Loews Annapolis Hotel. This annual Gala will feature Irish Rock from Dublin 5, Pipe Bands and Irish Dancers as well as great food and activities. This event kicks of a week of activities through March 17th!
Mar 10-18, Thurmont: One weekend isn't enough to accomplish all your maple syrup needs. Cunningham Falls State Park understands this, so their Maple Syrup Fest is designed to ensure that time is on your side. Join the staff and volunteers as they demonstrate traditional maple syrup making and sap collection. In addition, festivities include arts and crafts, face painting, and live bluegrass and folk music in a heated tent. A hot pancake breakfast will be served for an additional cost. New this year, the festival will feature a Maple Sap Fun Run March 17. Participants of all ages can participate in a noncompetitive 1.5-mile fun run/walk along a scenic roadway that showcases the park’s sap-producing maple trees.