Georgetown French MarketApr 28-29, DC: Dust off your berets for the 15th Annual Market, where the charming Book Hill neighborhood transforms into a Parisian-inspired open-air market! More than 35 locally-owned boutiques, cafes, salons and galleries will feature designer goods, art, home furnishings, French fare and more. Face painting, caricature artist, roaming whimsical street performers, and live French and gypsy jazz will offer fun and entertainment for all ages! C'est magnifique!
The Barber of SevilleApr 28-May 19, DC: "Figaro! Figaro! Fiiigarooo!" Can the sharp-witted barber of Seville help Count Almaviva woo the beautiful Rosina away from a bumbling doctor? A stellar cast joins this Washington National Opera's revival of Rossini's delightful comedy--one of the most beloved opera masterpieces of all time, boasting uproarious laughs and sensational music in equal measure.
36th Annual Smithsonian Craft ShowApr 28-29, DC: The Smithsonian Women’s Committee presents the 36th annual Smithsonian Craft Show, featuring 120 premier American artists chosen from a pool of approximately 1,000 applicants. For the first time, the show will highlight Asian cultural influence on American crafts.
Flower MartApr 30, Annapolis: The Four Rivers Garden Club invites you to their Flower Mart. Ready-made May Day baskets, cut flowers and branches for your own May Basket arranging, and a Garden Shed tag sale.
18th Century Market FairApr 28-29, Hagerstown: Come to historic Fort Frederick, an original stone fort built in 1756 during the French and Indian War, and travel back in time to an authentic 18th century market fair. Colorful entertainers are found strolling about the fair. See sutlers (period vendors) selling 18th century wares.
Tchaikovsky with BalanchineApr 29, Bethesda: Marin Alsop conducts an all-Tchaikovsky program including Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture and Suite from Swan Lake. Tchaikovsky is famous for ballet, yet his Serenade for Strings was not originally composed for dance. Its poignant themes inspired world-renowned choreographer George Balanchine to transform it into a ballet.
Alice in Wonderland
Now-May 27, Baltimore: This fantastical tale, full of clever wordplay and timeless characters, presented by Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, is as beloved by adults as by children. “Curiouser and curiouser,” Alice’s adventures reveal her pluck, innocence, resourcefulness, and imagination. Bring your kids! Bring your parents! Alice will entertain your whole family.
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