Oct 20-Nov-12, Frederick: Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, Sullivan’s provocative adaption is not your father’s 1984. 

Carnival on the Chesapeake

Oct 19-22, Havre de Grace: Carnival rides, games, and food vendors set up in the swale area and parking lot of the Yacht Basin in Tydings Park.  Support the Havre de Grace Independence Day Commission!

Pride and Prejudice

Now-Oct 21, Towson: Jane Austen wrote about independent, smart, funny and rebellious women. In Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet defies convention, refusing to marry a man she doesn’t respect and love. Then sparks fly when she meets the handsome and arrogant Mr. Darcy.

Much Ado About Nothing

Now-Oct 29, Annapolis: The Annapolis Shakespeare Company is Maryland's premier regional theatre for Shakespeare. Take in this classic before it's gone! Love is in the air in this fast, beautiful and fun production that will make 2 1/2 hours of Shakespearean verse seem like a great American musical in the style of 1950s retro glamour. A charming comedy.


Oct 20-21, Ellicott City: Multi-author event with various activities throughout the weekend including writing workshops, ghost tour, SteamPunk author tea, author panels, book signings and more! Local Maryland author of dark urban fantasy, Rachel Rawlings, had a crazy idea. Create a book convention for genre fiction and hold it the weekend before Halloween. Rachel is excited to take HallowRead back to Ellicott City for the 5th annual event in October 2017!

Maryland Home and Garden Show

Oct 20-22, Timonium: Visit over 300 booths where you can hire the professional contractors you need. You will see everything from landscaping, decks and patios to kitchens, baths, remodelers, spas, windows, additions, builders and many unique products you won’t find anywhere else. Shop for juried crafts and gifts for the upcoming fall and holiday seasons!There's also a kid's zone, antique appraisals and more!

Romeo & Juliet

Oct 20-22, Annapolis: Ballet Theatre of Maryland celebrates Shakespeare’s genius with the poignant, archetypal love story Romeo & Juliet. Last performed by BTM more than six years ago, this tragic tale is told poetically and passionately through the fusion of dance, literature and Prokofiev’s magnificent musical masterpiece!

Celebrating the Jazz Masters

Oct 21, Baltimore: Contemporary Arts presents a tribute to John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk and Ella Fitzgerald featuring the Wayne Johnson Ensemble.

Moscow on the Monocacy

Oct 21, Frederick: The first Masterworks concert of the Frederick Symphony Orchestra’s 21st Season features works from famous Russian composers Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff.


Oct 21, Baltimore: Dust off your lederhosen! Head to the Baltimore Zoo for OktoBEARfest 2017 featuring brews, live music, German-inspired food and fare from local vendors and artisans. It's your chance to be part of this wildly popular festival!

The Color Purple

Now-Oct 22, Baltimore: With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, The Color Purple gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. The musical sensation that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.” Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony-winning triumph!

Boo At the Zoo

Oct 20-22, DC: With more than 40 treat stations, animal demonstrations, decorated trails, and opportunities to learn about some seriously spooky animals, this frightfully fun evening at the National Zoo is a magical time for the whole family.

When Life Gives You Clemens

Oct 19 & 20, DC: The Second City brings another laugh riot to the District. America’s most famous comedy troupe takes its queue from Mark Twain, one of history’s greatest humorists, in this performance. Expect searing takes on politics and human nature through the lens of satire in this show at the Kennedy Center.

Marine Corps Marathon

Oct 22, VA/DC: The Marine Corps Marathon is for Everyone! Kids, parents, grandparents and spectators. There's lots to do even if you're not a runner! Just check the FAQ page to plan your day!

Mariinsky Ballet: La Bayadere

Now-Oct 22, DC: The Mariinsky Ballet, a legendary Russian ballet company, returns to the Kennedy Center to perform La Bayadère, one of their most famous renditions. The piece touches on forbidden love, betrayal and the afterlife through its gorgeous choreography, stunning sets and costumes and unforgettable characters. The “Shades” scene is its most famous, when maidens dressed in white seemingly float across the stage in perfect alignment. The last time this production came to DC, it dazzled sold-out crowds, so get your tickets quickly.

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