WEEKENDS ON WEDNESDAYS
Now-Jan 2019, DC: Each year in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, a city of more than 70,000 people rises out of the dust for a single week. During that time, enormous experimental art installations are erected and many are ritually burned to the ground. The thriving temporary metropolis known as Burning Man is a hotbed of artistic ingenuity, driving innovation through its principles of radical self-expression, decommodification, communal participation, and reverence for the handmade. Both a cultural movement and an annual event, Burning Man remains one of the most influential phenomenons in contemporary American art and culture. No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man brings the large-scale, participatory work from this desert gathering to the nation’s capital for the first time.
Now-Aug 24, DC: Every Friday night this summer, come to Yards Park to relax and enjoy the river view, fantastic bands, food and beverage, and a large variety of great restaurants within a 5-minute walk from the park. Family-friendly lyrics and grassy open space make this an enjoyable event for adults and kids alike.
Jul 13-17, DC: Head to the largest interactive baseball theme park in the world! For five days, baseball and softball fans have the opportunity to meet MLB Legends, get free autographs, receive daily giveaways and more.
Jul 13-17, DC: Ball games for kids and adults, entertainment, food, fun. Something different every day. Celebrate the AllStar Week in DC!
Jul 13-17, DC: The Smithsonian Museum of American History is teaming up to celebrate All Star Week! The bases are loaded with baseball history just in time for the All-Star game. Watch your favorite baseball films ! See rarely displayed objects from players who changed the game, and hear from baseball history makers at ! Reimagine ballpark favorites at !
Now-Jul 21, DC: The Festival increases awareness of the events and heroes of the Civil Rights Era and inspires renewed passion for activism. The festival uses the power of film, music, and the arts to share these important stories.
Ongoing, DC: Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first International Special Olympics Games through a display that highlights the lives of four accomplished athletes who participated in the games over the years. Learn about the climate of stigma and discrimination faced in the 1960s by people with intellectual disabilities, when Eunice Kennedy Shriver first began the camp that would grow into the Special Olympics.
Jul 14-30, DC: Electrify! is the 16th exhibition presented by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of the VSA Emerging Young Artists Program. This national art competition and exhibition gives fifteen artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, the opportunity to display their work in venues across the country where each artist’s individual talent, mode of expression, and view of the world is showcased and valued.
Jul 14, DC: Imagine rolling out your sleeping bag beneath a 50-foot whale, at the home of the Star-Spangled Banner, or in the shadow of the space shuttle Discovery. That’s exactly what kids and their grown-up companions can do when they attend a Smithsonian Sleepover. The American History Museum, Natural History Museum, or the Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center are all yours during a night of fun that features tours, games, crafts, and more. Which adventure will you choose?
Jul 13-Aug 19, DC: From a Tony and Pulitzer Prize award-winning creative team, comes the world-premiere musical comedy Dave, adapted from the Oscar-nominated film. Dave tells the story of high school teacher who is hired by the Secret Service as a stand-in for the Commander-in-Chief.
Now-Aug 12, Bethesda: Don’t miss your chance to see the comic strip characters of the lovable “Peanuts” gang comic brought to life in at Imagination Stage! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Sally, and Schroeder as they sing and dance their way through the timeless struggles of childhood. This show features catchy songs, including “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”, and is the perfect family outing for the young and young at heart!
Now-Aug 12, DC: Synetic Theater presents a brand new adaptation of one of the most important cultural texts of the twentieth century, an environmental and spectacular adventure where verbal and nonverbal communication embrace each other in this innovative and heartfelt story of community, perseverance, and magic.
Now-Aug 19, Olney: They're back! Chicago's most innovative theatre company, The Hypocrites, returns with an encore engagement of their critically-acclaimed, immersive and family-friendly version of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance. To complete the repertory, they will also be introducing Olney Theatre audiences to their zany take on H.M.S. Pinafore. Enjoy either show from the promenade, where you sit onstage and move around the set as the action dictates. And don't forget to bring the kids! They can hang out in the ball pit and experience these Gilbert and Sullivan classics in a way they're sure to love and never forget.
Now-Jul 29, Ellicott City: On the eve of a royal wedding, a quartet of lovers and a motley group of amateur actors visit a fairy-filled forest. When the worlds of mortals and fairies cross paths, mischief and mayhem follow – along with maybe the funniest scene Shakespeare ever wrote. Bring a picnic, and share an enchanting night of romantic comedy under the stars in the PFI Historic Park, Ellicott City, our festival-style summer theatre home.
Jul 13-15, OC: Enjoy Ocean City's original tuna tournament! Fish for big cash prizes for largest tuna, most pound caught and other entries. Enjoy a week of fun and competition. And you don't need to fish to join in on the fun. Come on down to the docks and watch the excitement as the fish come in and get weighed. We feature live entertainment, delicious food, cold drinks, tight lines and good times
Jul 12-14, Baltimore: Grab your broom and get ready for the tasks ahead! The Triwizard Tournament comes to Hogwarts in in Concert. Relive the magic of Harry Potter soaring across the big screen in high-definition and experience the music of a live symphony orchestra performing Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score.
Various Dates in July, Baltimore: You'll be singing in the streets as Everyman Theatre brings dazzling musical entertainment and the sweet-sounding summer sparkle that only the best of Broadway can provide!
Jul 14, Baltimore: Want a chance to be on the field at Oriole Park at Camden Yards? Register for the Casey Cares/Orioles 9th Annual 5K Run/Walk and not only will you get to finish on the field, but you also will support a great cause in Casey Cares! Proceeds from the race will support programs for families with critically ill children.
Jul 14-15, Timonium: Baltimore’s best kept secret is its German heritage! Come find out what it's all about. Dance to music provided by local German bands. Enjoy traditional folk dancing and choral singing. Lift your bier mug and join in the singing of “Ein Prosit” as you toast to der Gemütlichkeit! There are imported and local crafts and collectibles, as well as pony rides, puppet shows and face painting. Enjoy authentic German cooking and for dessert enjoy delicious German pastries.
Jul 14-15, Laurel: Seriously, it's just so much derby! Last year the Charm City Roller Girls put Baltimore on the tournament map. This year we’re doubling down! Presenting the 2018 BMore Classic- TWO DAY Tournament! The BMore Classic is now an annual event designed to showcase and elevate the game for Roller Derby League's B-teams. This tournament will include Charm’s own Female Trouble along with NINE visiting teams from across the nation!
Now-Sep 3, DC: Snarkitecture is a New York- based collaborative practice operating between art and architecture, best known for their playful approach to material and the reinterpretation of everyday objects and environments. is the latest in the Museum’s imaginative Summer Block Party series of temporary structures inside its historic Great Hall. is Snarkitecture’s first comprehensive museum exhibition, examining the prolific activities of the studio throughout the entirety of the Great Hall.