Weekends on Wednesday

This Weekend:

Pork in the Park (Salisbury) 
The largest sanctioned Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) competition east of the Mississippi returns to Salisbury, Md. Sponsored by Gateway Subaru, the festival offers 3 days of family-friendly entertainment including live music and a Major League Eating sanctioned wing-eating competition.

Eight guys, four guitars and a poet all wrapped into one performer! Tad Janes takes his craziest characters, most insane stories, and most triumphant musical conquests to the stage in his solo show. Funny, provocative, quizzical, odd, enjoyable, entertaining, and TRUE! For mature audiences only!

Orioles vs. Astros (Baltimore)

Sell or buy during the nation's largest yard sale.

Resident Visual Artists Exhibit showcases recent work in a variety of media by artists with studios at the Howard County Center for the Arts. Weaving Outside the Box features idiom-inspired fiber art created by members of the Weavers Guild of Greater Baltimore.

Dance Baltimore presents a showcase of dancers 40 years and older performing African, tap, flamenco, modern and more.

Maryland Film Festival is an annual five-day event that takes place in early May, presenting top-notch film and video work from all over the world.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, the most magical evening of madcap fun is now on tour! This musical play takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew.

Join us on Thursday evenings from 6-8pm May-July for live music in downtown Bethesda. Concerts will be at the corner of Norflok & Woodmont Avenues at Veterans Park.

This family event becomes more popular each year. Clowns, face painting, exhibits by local organizations enhance the main event, a crab soup cook-off with local professional chefs competing for the title of "Best Crab Soup." Adding to the fun, the public can sample and vote for a small fee.

Ride for the Feast (Ocean City) 
RIDE FOR THE FEAST is a 2-day, 140-mile bicycle ride event throughout the State of Maryland, from Ocean City (starting at 2nd Street & Boardwalk) to Baltimore City.  Registration fee for participants. 

Join us along with the Maryland Draft Horse and Mule Association (www.MDHMA.com ) for this combination event! Be a part of the fun as we prepare our fields for this planting season while celebrating the heritage of the Old West. See farming demonstrations using draft horses, mules, antique tractors and equipment. Experience Old West themed reenactments, a cowboy camp, rodeo style riding events, chuck wagons, Wild West Saloon and live Country, Bluegrass & Western music, Museum tours, Food concession, arts, crafts, flowers, plants, Mother’s Day gifts, and much more! All activities (besides plow and rope & ride) are rain or shine.

Cole Bros. Circus (Dulles) 
The show features tigers, elephants, aerialists and the world's largest cannon.

May 10th:

Sweetlife Festival (Columbia) 
Sold Out... but just so you know what the traffic is for :) The festival with include headliners such as Lana Del Rey, Foster The People and other acts.

Gently used household items, knick-knacks, decorative items, art, linens, books, toys,tools, furniture, jewelry, and accessories. All proceeds from our Yard Sale save the lives of local animals, reduce pet overpopulation, and prevent animal suffering.

The Maryland Half Marathon returns to Maple Lawn this year with 100 percent of the net proceeds benefitting the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center.

Horse Appreciation Day (Pasadena) 
Horse Appreciation Day is held annually at a local farm in Pasadena and is always free to enter and open to the public. If you are interested in learning about horses, watching horses or just want to spend some time with the family outdoors for the day and let the kids romp in a moon bounce or have a free pony ride, then you should mark your calendars! Come out and meet local businesses who will have booths set up and support your community; learn about the local stables and where you can go for horseback riding lessons or summer camps; or just enjoy the fun activities and equine demonstrations throughout the day.

Trenton, New Jersey born Sommore is fast becoming known as one of America's top comediennes. She has appeared on many shows, such as 'Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam', 'Showtime at the Apollo', and BET's 'Live from L.A.'. She has also played roles on 'The Hughleys' and 'The Parkers'. She was the first female host of BET's 'Comicview'.

Tail on Trails (Frederick) 
Whether you walk it or jog it, with a dog or without, this event is all about fun. The 5K9 is a 5K trail run through scenic Utica District Park. The BFFR is a 1 mile fun run or walk with a dog or without. Dogs who participate during the run will receive free admission to the Bark in the Park event.

Enjoy readings by authors, talks with illustrators, cultural performances, an interactive storytelling workshop by a griot performer, and craft activities by local book artists. Special guests include illustrator and Maryland native Bryan Collier and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

Experience the triumph and spirit of the world's most famous instrument - the voice! Performers will include Vox Pop from Washington, DC, KeyStone from Philadelphia, Faux Paz from University of Maryland and Nothing But Treble from St. Mary's High School right here in Annapolis!

Montgomery Potters (Silver Spring) 
We will be presenting over 35 local artists. This event is held indoors at the Colesville Presbyterian Church. Please join us.

There will be USCG boats, a helicopter, a fire engine and ambulance, and a fire boat on display. There will also be a mobile blood drive onsite. The event is open to the public and there is no charge for admission. People can contact the Station directly for more information.410-267-8108

Enjoy a beautiful springtime morning out with your mother or a friend! Sip tea and sample home baked scones at the historic Brown sisters’ farmhouse. Stroll to the Conservancy’s eight gardens and talk with the garden clubs, Master Gardeners, and volunteers who design and maintain these gardens year round. $5 per person, $10/family. In case of inclement weather, check website. Registration is required.

Members of the Chesapeake Lace Maker’s Guild return for their semi-annual trek to the Thomas Isaac Log Cabin. Master and Apprentice lace makers demonstrate various types of lace making and share their expertise on the history of lace making. Pillows for bobbin lace making will be available to the public. Come and try your hand at this delicate and ancient craft. FREE. All ages.

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