Weekends on Wednesday

Ninon and I managed to make it to the Van Gogh Exhibit last weekend. We were glad we bought our tickets the day before, though! When we came out, we found it was sold out for the rest of the day. Great exhibit! Great museum!


JAN 6-9th

Baltimore Convention Center 
See hundreds of the latest cars, trucks, crossovers and more.

The Hippodrome
12 N Eutaw St, Baltimore
WAR HORSE tells the story of young Albert and his beloved horse, Joey. This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness that is currently playing to packed houses in London and around the world.

Tales of Beatrix Potter 
The Puppet Co
Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Park, Glen Echo

Puppets bring Potter's tales to life at the Puppet Co. Playhouse (ends this week)

JAN 7-9th

Maryland State Fairgrounds
2200 York Road
$5 off coupons available if you order tickets from the link.
Shop for motorcycles, motorcycle accessories and get information at this event! Attendees can also meet Michele Smith, a national Motorcycle TV personality all 3 days plus other bike celebrities. Enjoy a huge Swapmeet & Cafe Racer feature section in a second large building.

Open Space Arts
16 Hanover Road
Open Space Arts is proud to present Shakespeare's classic play

JAN 6-8th

UMBC's NEW Proscenium Theatre
Performing Arts and Humanities Building 
8pm each evening
Expanding dance with visually stunning, interactive sound, video and spoken text, Baltimore Dance Project brings together dancers, visual artists and live musicians. Features the creative work of Doug Hamby and Carol Hess. Part of the "Take a Leap" Baltimore County Dance Celebration.

JAN 7th

The Artists' Gallery
American City Building
10227 Wincopin Circle
Please join Artists' Gallery members and fellow art lovers at Our Opening Reception. We will have beverages and finger food for you to enjoy while looking at this beautiful exhibit

Robinson Nature Center
6692 Cedar Lane
Ages 5+
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Treat your family to a Friday evening of spectacular space delights. This program features a full-dome movie preceded by a fun, family-friendly planetarium presentation about current happenings in our night sky. All programs are held in the NatureSphere, a digital planetarium and dome-style movie theatre. Film previews are available on the Nature Center’s website. On this date there is a special opportunity, weather permitting, to enjoy telescope viewing with members of the Howard Astronomical League (HAL) on the center’s green roof. Due to the nature of the show, please arrive at least 10 minutes early. Recommended age 5 yrs+. $6.00

Robinson Nature Center
6692 Cedar Lane
Ages 18+
8-9 PM
What's up? Bring your date or a group of friends to discover the night sky in the warmth of the planetarium. This program features a full-dome movie preceded by an engaging, adult-oriented planetarium presentation. Tickets are $6 per person. This program features the film "Black Holes."

Kennedy Center
Spanish jazz guitarist and composer Oscar Peñas makes his KC Jazz Club debut playing his unique style of music that has been described as "transnational cool," fusing traditional jazz with hints of flamenco and South American grooves.

JAN 8th

1212 Cathedral Street
Come one and all to a musical carnival complete with lions, fish, a dancing turtle and a beautiful swan. This Saint-Saëns classic is a delightful way to meet the instruments of the orchestra and let your imagination run wild!

Reginald F Lewis Museum
830 E Pratt Street
1 PM
Professor LaRoche uses archaeology and research of black churches, fraternal organizations and Quakers to explore how free blacks assisted runaways in the Midwest. LaRoche is a lecturer at the University of Maryland and author.

Sotterly Plantation
44300 Sotterley Lane
Hollywood, MD
Through the generous sponsorship of the Maryland Humanities Council and Star Spangled 200, this event will be FREE, but reservations are requested by calling 301-373-2280.Charles Ball was an African-American slave from Maryland and was sold to a South Carolinian cotton planter, thus estranged from his wife and children who remained in Maryland. After several escapes and recaptures, he wrote his autobiography with the help of his lawyer, Isaac Fisher. 

Raisin' Cane: A harlem Renaissance Odyssey staring Jasmine Guy and the Avery Sharpe Trio 
Publick Playhouse
5445 Landover Road
Cheverly, MD

Celebrate Black History Month and the renaissance of artistic expression in post-World War I Harlem in this production that weaves poetry, fiction, art and music and creates a multi-media window into a critical point in cultural history. (Matinee on Friday)

JAN 9th

The Great Baltimore Fire Motor Coach Tour 
The Fire Museum of Maryland
1301 York Road

Meet at the Museum for a bus tour and walking tour of the Burnt District of Baltimore with historian Wayne Schaumburg. Learn about the 3rd worst fire in US history in which 86 downtown blocks and 1,500 buildings were destroyed in 30 hours.

Avanti Orchestra of FMMC Free Concert!
Friday Morning Music Club
801 K Street NW, Washington DC

Pablo Saelzer leads the orchestra in performance of Haydn “Surprise” Symphony, Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Beethoven Allegretto from Symphony No. 7, Ginastera Variaciones Concertantes.

National Kidney Foundation of Maryland KEY Screening 
Gillis Memorial Christian Community Church
4016 Park Heights Ave

Free--Lasting about 20 minutes, the screening includes a blood test, as well as blood pressure and weight checks. It will test for high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease. No appointments are needed and any adult can participate.

Live Dance/Dance in Film 
Goron Center for Performing Arts
3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills 

2 PM

Free live performance by the Baltimore County Youth Ballet followed by a screening of Billy Elliot, the story of a boy's unexpected dream to dance. Part of the "Take a Leap" Baltimore County Dance Celebration.

History Supper-Patapsco Female Institute and Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps 
Elkridge Furnace Inn
5745 Furnace Avenue, Elkridge

12-2:30 PM
Step back in time and enjoy a wonderful afternoon. 3 course supper, preceded by a presentation by Helen B. Mitchell, Ph.D. (Professor, Philosophy, Director, Women’s Studies Howard Community College) on the Patapsco Female Institute and Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps who spent her life as a pioneer for women’s education, a teacher, a writer, and a publisher. In 1841, Phelps arrived in Maryland and became head of the Patapsco Female Institute in Ellicott Mills, Maryland. At the time of her arrival, the school was in shambles. Through her work, Phelps transformed the Institute into a place of high academic standards with a curriculum rich in natural history, mathematics, and the sciences. Many of the school’s graduates went on to become teachers as well. Reservations Required. $32.50 pus tax and service

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