Weekends on Wednesdays

Courtesy: Mountvernon.org

This Weekend:

American Craft Council's Baltimore Show (Baltimore)
Join us for three days of festivities celebrating all things handmade! More than 650 top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country will gather under one roof.

MAGFest (Oxon Hill)
 The 14th annual music and gaming festival will feature music, video gaming, arcades, consoles, live video game cover bands, vendors, guest speakers and more. This year's event features performances by Bit Brigade, Super Soul Bros., Kubbi, the One Ups and more.

Sleeping Beauty (Annapolis)
Ballet Theatre of Maryland: From spectacular action to the breathtaking beauty of pageantry and the magical power of love, Sleeping Beauty has something to delight everyone. 

Goosebumps and Grapes Wine Tasting and Bonfire (Oakland)
Wine tasting and bonfire to benefit Special Olympics Maryland. $20 donation to Special Olympics per person 

James and the Giant Peach (Glen Echo)
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion which results in a tremendous peach and launches a journey of enormous proportions.

MD Wine Passport Experience (Westminster)
Your personal guide through the wine trails of Maryland. This is a self-guided adventure that gives you the opportunity to experience the rich, unique wines each region offers.

The Music Man (Potomac)
The Har Shalom Players, featuring 55 children and teens from 15 area schools, perform the musical about a con man who organizes a children's band in a small town.


Ghost Tour and Paranormal Investigation (Baltimore)
Baltimore Museum of Industry: Do ghosts really inhabit the BMI? Let's find out as the Paranormal Research and Investigation Society of Maryland explain the methodology used by professional paranormal investigators, and lead visitors on a search for the ghostly and the paranormal at the BMI.


54th Massachusetts and Its Artifacts (Frederick)
Don’t miss this opportunity for an intimate experience with artifacts from the famous (Glory) 54th Massachusetts. Museum staff explore the 54th's history & display artifacts from unit surgeon Louis Radzinsky

6 of One, Half Dozen of the Other (Baltimore)
Commemorating Make Studio's 6th Anniversary, 6 of One, Half Dozen of the Other, showcases the colorful, amusing artworks of its 30 participating artists.

Handel and Haydn Society (DC)
Library of Congress--Thomas Jefferson Bldg: Led by artistic director Harry Christophers, the ensemble celebrates its bicentennial with a program featuring works by Byrd, Kent, Handel, Frank, Bach and others. At the Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium. Free, tickets required

Black Lives, Black Words: 6 Short Plays (Columbia)
New Theatre Movement features works by up-and-coming black playwrights from Chicago & London, exploring the black diaspora of experiences in some of the world's largest multicultural cities. 

Deep Creek Dunk (Oakland)
Take an icy dip in Deep Creek Lake to raise funds for Maryland Special Olympics. Fee for registration. Free for spectators 

Film: Fuitvale Station (Columbia)
"Best Independent Film” 2013 African-American Film Critics Association, Sundance Audience/Grand Jury Winner; true story of 22-yr-old Oscar Grant, who wakes December 31, 2008 and gets a head start on his resolutions. 

Know Yer Birds (Oella)
Fly in for some winter bird fun at our feeders and beyond as you help us identify birds for the Great Backyard Bird Count 

Owl Prowl (Upper Marlboro)
Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary: Owls are fascinating creatures. Unlock their mysteries by attending one of our monthly owl prowls here at Merkle. Registration required: 301-888-1377

Play in a Day (Bethesda)
Six professional Washington, D.C. theaters are given just 24 hours to create 10-minute plays, culminating in an evening of unpredictable theater. 

Something Old, Something New (Thurmont)
The Arts at Green Spring 2016 Concert Series: Featuring Soprano, Jennifer Piazza-Pick and Pianist, Cheryl Cellon Lindquist and in lieu of tickets, a free-will offering will be collected to benefit Sound Experiences, a music education program for undeserved youth.

Winter Birding and Behavior (Owings Mills)
Join a local ornithologist for a short hike looking for signs of wintering birds. Learn how to find and identify birds that stay in Maryland through the cold weather. Call 614.352.7718


Army Field Band (Columbia)
Army Field Band Chamber Concert with SFC Jennifer Everhart and SSG Kevin Walko performing music by Bach, Lutoslawski, Saint-Saëns, and D'Rivera. 

Columbia Voices: Staged Reading - Act One (Columbia)
The Columbia Festival of the Arts commissioned playwright Gwydion Suilebhan to create a play inspired by Columbia’s 1967 founding for its 50th Birthday in 2017. Enjoy this work in progress. 


George Washington's Birthday @ Mount Vernon
 In celebration of his 284th birthday, admission fees are waived for the day. Festivities includes a wreath-laying ceremony, Air Force Strings concert, birthday cake and a visit from "General Washington."

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