Weekends on Wednesdays

Professional Bull Riders Series in Baltimore
This Weekend:

2015 Motor Trend International Auto Show (Baltimore)
With more than 30 manufacturers showcasing the latest cars, trucks and crossovers, the show is an exciting, pressure-free environment for consumers to compare hundreds of vehicles at once, pop the hoods and breathe in that new-car smell.

Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series (Baltimore)
Every event begins with pyrotechnics, explosions, and flames. Each event has a winner, and riders accumulate points towards the ultimate goal, the Professional Bull Riders World Championship. The riders are not only competing for the coveted Championship Buckle, but also for the $1 million bonus.

Lessons Learned: American Schoolgirl Embroideries (Baltimore)
Lessons Learned: American Schoolgirl Embroideries heralds the return of the Jean and Allan Berman Textile Gallery, located within the renovated American Wing. The exhibition features more than 20 samplers and silk embroideries made by American girls who attended schools in Maryland and other East Coast states during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor (D.C.)
Library of Congress--A 75-item display held in celebration of the 800th anniversary of the Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta, one of four copies that date to 1215, highlights its creation, reinterpretation and emergence as a document of constitutional law in Britain. At the Jefferson Building.

Great Scale Model Train Show (Baltimore)
See & buy the most extensive selection of model railroad items & accessories in the U.S. Appearances by Choo Choo Blue & LEGO Man, Train rides, Indoor Carousel rides, $10 admission for ages 2 and up (no discounts) & B&O Members free.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Baltimore)
 Led by conductor Nicholas McGegan, the BSO performs works by Beethoven and Haydn including Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, "Choral," with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and soprano Katie Van Kooten, mezzo-soprano Mary Phillips, tenor Thomas Cooley and bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams.

The Capitol Steps (D.C.)
The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. The comedy group uses music to lampoon the government.

Season's Greetings (D.C.)
U.S. Botanic Garden-- Beyond being a delightfully warm place to seek refuge from winter's worst weather, the Botanic Garden is decked out in extra greenery for its annual exhibit of Washington landmarks created out of plants. And if a miniature Lincoln Memorial made out of sea grape leaves, reindeer moss and coriander seeds isn't whimsical enough for you, there's also a nautical-themed model train display with more than 30 lighthouses, mermaids and a pirate ship. -- Amy Orndorff

Play Work Build (D.C.)
National Building Museum--The exhibit explores the history of play through a toy collection and foam block area. When the National Building Museum’s curators were looking for something kid-friendly to replace the popular “Lego Architecture” exhibition, they went to Rockwell. His company donated the playground-size blocks and created smaller ones especially for the museum. Rockwell also designed a huge screen that fills with falling virtual blocks. If you stand on a special mat in front of the screen, cameras capture your shape and it appears onscreen. Virtual blocks then magically fill that shape and continue stacking up to the ceiling.


Wye Grist Mill Grinding Days (Wye Mills)
The Wye Grist Mill is located in the Town of Wye Mills, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The Wye Grist Mill has been nearly continuously grinding grain since 1682, and is credited with supplying a substantial amount of the flour that fed George Washington's army during the American Revolutionary War. Discover the long and rich history of the oldest commercial operation in Queen Anne's and Talbot Counties (the county boundaries run through the mill). Watch the waterwheel turn the heavy millstones as they grind grain, with millers explaining the milling process.  Explore our exhibits - featuring over 325 years of grain milling technology that has been in use here.

Grand Opening of the Treaty of Paris Center (Annapolis)
The Treaty of Paris Period (1783-87) is the time between the end of the Revolutionary War and the start of the Constitutional Convention. Experience the highlights of this forgotten period with films, lectures, walking tours and interactive exhibits.

Perry Hall Folk Music Night, Featuring Sahffi (Baltimore)
Monthly "open mike" Folk Music Night is held Saturdays from 7:00-10:00 pm. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. The featured performer this month is Sahffi. Her web site is http://www.sahffi.com/ .

Barrel Tasting (Mount Airy)
Dates of Package: January 3, February 7, March 7 1 pm and 3 pm each day * Tour the wine-making facility * Taste new vintages from our tank & barrel rooms * Enjoy conversation, wine and an antipasto reception * The whole experience led by owners, Anthony and Eric Aellen

Full Moon Night Hike and Campfire (Catonsville)
Button up your overcoat and pull on the long johns! Join us for an evening hike in Mr. Banneker’s woods, lit by the first full moon of 2015. Cheery campfire and hot cocoa follows. Bring flashlight. Adults and children 5+ $3 members.

1st Annual Morris Meadows New Years Concert/Show (Freeland)
1st Annual Morris Meadows New Years Concert. An Event To Remember to Kick Off Baltimore's Newest Music Venue. FAMILY FRIENDLY!!! BRING THE KIDS!!! KIDS 12 AND UNDER FREE!


Free Family Sundays (Baltimore)
Express your inner artist in a hands-on art-making workshop or come on the last Sunday of the month for informal chats with a gallery educator about a single work of art in the collection. Family Workshops are held in the Temporary Education Classroom located on the second floor.  January- Textile Traditions Jan 4 ~ Sew hand puppets 

Salute to Vienna; New Year's Concert 2015 (North Bethesda)
Celebrate the start of the New Year with an all-star cast of European singers, dancers, and full orchestra.

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