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9 free things to do this March in the D.C. Area

This Weekend:

Penguin Random House Book Fair (Westminster)
Food, fun and entertainment for all ages. New book sales, Penguin Random House authors book talks and signings, silent auction, student writing contest winners announced, children's story time, family literacy resource area. Free children's books and kid's activity area (admission fee is required). 

Something Like Jazz Music (Baltimore)
A Single Carrot Original Production written by Artistic Director Genevieve DeMahy. A group of shipping workers get sucked into the roaring 20s through mysterious suitcases and their contents. 

Annapolis Irish Week (Annapolis)
The 12-day Annapolis Irish Week celebration includes its famous Irish Parade with Irish Pipe Bands. While the parade takes place Mar 6, at 1 pm, festivities are from Mar 5 thru Mar 17. 

Maple Sugaring (Baltimore)
Learn the art of turning sap into syrup from our rangers. Take a hike to tap trees, see sap cooking into syrup and taste some maple syrup made here at the park! All ages, $3 per ($2 members) 

Maryland Spring Home and Garden Show (Lutherville)
Landscaped gardens brimming with bold and beautiful flowers and trees will fill the Maryland State Fairgrounds. Art in the Garden is this year's theme.

Suburban Maryland Spring Home Show (Boyds)
At the Home Show, the goal is simple: to inspire, motivate and excite you for your upcoming home improvement - whether it's a minor renovation or a major remodel. The Home Show! It's Everything For In And Around Your Home! 


Vintage Blues Jerron "Blink Boy" Paxton (Baltimore)
Finalist, Intl Folk Music Awards Artist of the Year 2015! “...Most impressive newcomer [Blind Boy Paxton]...a savvy revivalist of blues, ballads, jigs, vaudeville...” Geoffrey Himes, Paste Magazine. 

La Favorite (DC)
George Washington University: he Washington Concert Opera performs Gaetano Donizettis's work. At the Lisner Auditorium.


Bluegrass Masters: Lonesome River Band (Westminster)
3 IBMA 2015 Nominations: Song of the Year,Gospel & Instrumental Recordings. Featuring 4-time IBMA Banjo Player of the Year Sammy Shelor, with Brandon Rickman, Mike Hartgrove, Barry Reed, Randy Jones. 

Chocolate and Candy Festival (Bel Air)
Wockenfuss, Moore's Candies, Mary Sue Candies, Stephanie's Sweets, Rita's Italian Ice, La Cakerie, Pure Chocolates by Jinji, All About Cookies, A Dream of Chocolate, Kilby Creamery, Oh So Delicious! Cookie Company, Tastefully Simple, and more! 

Teelin Irish Dance Company: Celtic Storm (Frederick)
Celebrate Irish culture with the thundering beats of percussive dance. 

The Capitol Steps, Mock the Vote (Annapolis)
The Capitol Steps, a Washington DC-based comedy troupe that began as a group of Senate Staffers, will present a show based on songs from their current album “Mock the Vote.” 

Jason Moran and Mason Bates (DC)
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: At the Atrium

Winter Beer Festival (Columbia)
Includes passed hors d’oeuvres, tasting glass, and beer tastings from each of the 17 featured breweries 

Moona Luna (Silver Spring)
The children's music group performs in Spanish and English.

Norwruz: A Persian New Year Celebration (DC)
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: 
Ring in the Persian New Year at a scaled-down version of our annual Nowruz celebration!  With free attractions for all ages, this year's festival is held in the Sackler and adjacent Ripley Center as the Freer undergoes renovation. Activities include:
• Haft sin table display
• Storytelling by Xanthe Gresham
• Book signing by Najmieh Batmanglij
• Calligraphy
• Hands-on art activities
• Photo booth
• Food trucks
• Featured exhibitions Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan and The Heart of an Empire: Herzfeld’s Discovery of Pasargadae


Two Guys and Two Pianos (Westminster)
Donald Horneff and David Kreider perform classical duos in The Forum, first floor of Decker Center, McDaniel. Free reception after concert. Presented by Chamber Music on the Hill.

Annapolis St. Patrick's Day Parade (Annapolis)
The 4th annual parade has made its mark as one of the first and largest St. Patrick's Day Parades in the region. It's a wonderful day to be in downtown Annapolis. 

Jordi Savall (DC)
Phillips Collection: The viol player makes his Phillips debut with a program featuring Celtic music and works by Tobias Hume, Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe and Marin Marais.

Maple Sugarin Festival (Westminster)
Hasahawha Bear Branch Nature Center: Come celebrate the upcoming arrival of spring. Enjoy pancakes with real maple syrup, syrup demonstrations, crafts, and so much more. 

Celebrate Heritage Tubing Afternoon (McHenry)
Bundle up the family and head to Wisp Resort and enjoy an afternoon filled with tubing fun and pizza while helping support the Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area! 

In Transit (DC)National Gallery of Art: This new and final film from the legendary Albert Maysles (1926 – 2015) — America’s celebrated direct cinema ethnographer — was recorded on board the historic Empire Builder, Amtrak’s popular long-distance passenger train, once the flagship of the Great Northern Railway running from Chicago to the Pacific Northwest.

Family Art Day (Baltimore)
Free, drop-in interactive art activities and dance workshops inspired by current exhibitions. Co-presented by the TU Community Art Center and the Asian Arts & Culture Center.

Nicole Cabell, soprano (Baltimore)
Winner of the 2005 BBC Singer of the World Competition, Cabell makes her Shriver debut with works by Dvorak, Ravel, Obradors, and Ricky Ian Gordon. 

Frederick Restaurant Week Begins (Frederick)
A 7-day promotion that features the unique & fine dining options available in Downtown Frederick & the surrounding area. Participating restaurants will offer diners multi-course meals at appetizing prices. 

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