Apr 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.
Apr 28-29, DC:
Apr 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.
Apr 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.
Apr 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.
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.
Now-Apr 29, Baltimore: a new show that explodes the concepts of house and home. Centered around a 30 cubic inch puzzle box that has trick doors and amenities, Alex & Olmsted combine physical comedy and puppetry to unlock the house of the imagination.
Apr 28, Annapolis: The University of Maryland welcomes thousands of visitors to Maryland Day, our one-day celebration of learning and discovery. The 20th annual family friendly event will be one to remember, with fun and exciting demonstrations, exhibitions, performances and more. Come join the celebration, and explore our world of fearless ideas!
Apr 28, Reisterstown: In 1894, the members of the Elkridge Fox Hunting Club challenged the members of Green Spring Valley Hunt Club to a timber race: the first Maryland Hunt Cup. The race organizers wanted the race to be run over natural hunting country; ridden by amateurs; and have no commercial activity. In 1922, Worthington Valley became the permanent home of the four mile, twenty-two fence racecourse. Since then, the size and spectacle of the race has grown as fans bring their friends and families for an afternoon of tailgating and picnicking on the hillside that overlooks the racecourse. Join the crowd of spectators as they stand on the same place that their grandparents did and watch as the top equine athletes compete for the Maryland Hunt Cup.
Apr 28-29, Middletown: Come join South Mountain Creamery for their annual Spring Fest! They will have great food, fun and games for the whole family to enjoy. See the milk process with a tour of the milking parlor and production plant. Enjoy some ice cream and music! See you there!
Apr 29-May 6, DC: The commercial corridor surrounding Eastern Market represents a unique blend of historic and modern, with shopping, dining, and entertainment for all ages. Aligning with National Small Business Week, the event aims to connect the Capitol Hill and wider DC community to small and local businesses, encouraging customers to invest in their local economy while fostering a walkable, vibrant, and inclusive neighborhood. Market Week celebrates restaurants, retailers, and services with a Passport to guide visitors through the corridor and a week of games, events, and activities.