Annapolis Film Festival

Mar 22-25, Annapolis: The 6th Annual Annapolis Film Festival returns to downtown Annapolis with a full slate of more than 80 films from 28 countries screening during the festival, including a U.S. premiere and four films from Sundance making their East Coast premiere, The Festival’s new theme: Voices Strong, Minds Open, is threaded throughout the four-day program of films, panels, parties, showcases, coffee talks, and Q&A’s with filmmakers.

National Cherry Blossom Festival

Ongoing, DC: More than just a celebration of the blossoms, it's a three-week-long cultural festival held all over the city. The Opening Ceremony includes traditional and contemporary performances from American and Japanese artists. Other popular events include the Blossom Kite Festival, Petalpalooza (formerly the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival) and the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, which is followed by the Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival. There's something for everyone!

BSO Pulse: Valerie June

Mar 22, Baltimore: BSO Pulse brings together the worlds of classical and indie music onto one stage. The concert begins with a BSO performance, followed with a set by Valerie June, and culminates with both groups performing on stage together. The New York Times hails Valerie June as one of America's "most intriguing, fully formed new talents."

48th Annual Antique Auto/Motorcycle/Truck Parts Swap Meet

Mar 23-24, Westminster: Each year this event generates hundreds of vendors selling, swapping and trading antique auto, motorcycle, street rod and custom auto parts, services and restoration supplies, tools and equipment for commercial and novice hobbyists. Most vendors will educate you on your restoration and give valuable info on where to find original parts and supplies to complete your project. Come see what all the excitement is about!

Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky

Mar 23-24, Baltimore and Bethesda: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents guest conductor Peter Oundjian as he transports you to another land with this evocative program including Rachmaninoff’s Isle of the Dead. BSO Principal Clarinet YaoGuang Zhai showcases the versatility of the clarinet as melancholic, triumphant and playful in Weber’s Concerto No. 2. Hear Tchaikovsky's score climb to joyful heights in his “Little Russian” Symphony. Head to the lobby of the Meyerhoff for a post-concert performance on Friday, March 23, featuring YaoGuang Zhai.

Maya Angelou: A Writer's Legacy

Mar 23, Towson: Maya Angelou experienced a life that most of us could hardly imagine and her impact on society was immeasurable. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is proud to bring you a world premiere biographical sketch of the iconic Maya Angelou. Her talents as an actress, dancer, songwriter and poet entertained and challenged us. While her life, filled with heartache, political activism and humanitarian service taught us to value each other as beautiful, intelligent, works of art.

The Joey Alexander Trio

Mar 23, Bethesda: Born in Bali in 2003, pianist Joey Alexander was teaching himself Thelonious Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t” at the age of 6. Since then, he has delighted audiences across the globe, earning praise from jazz greats from Herbie Hancock to Wynton Marsalis.

Unpub 8

Mar 23-25, Hunt Valley: Come play and test the boardgames of tomorrow, today! Unpub will host their eighth annual Unpublished Games Festival with over 100 game designers, an incredible special guest (Matt Leacock, designer of board game sensation “Pandemic”), exciting vendors, and tons of great play testers.

Beekeeping Basics

Mar 24/31, Owings Mills: This 2-session course will cover everything you need to have thriving bees from the start, including equipment, honey bee biology, dealing with stings, year-round management, swarm control, diseases and honey extracting. Includes hands-on work in the apiary and is taught by Master Beekeeper Steve McDaniel. 

Maryland Day at St. Mary's City

Mar 24, St. Mary's City: Celebrate Maryland’s 384 anniversary with ceremony, pageantry, speeches, and free admission to living history and museum exhibits.

The Cat in the Hat

Mar 24, Cheverly: The adventures of the mischievous cat in the tall striped hat are retold in a delightful new musical production and presented by The Publick Playhouse.

Traditional Egg Hunt

Mar 24, Westminster: Join us at City Park in Westminster for our Annual Egg Hunt. Ages 1-4 egg hunt will be at 10:30 am Ages 5-8 egg hunt will be at 11:30 am. Crafts and games for children!

La Grande Fete

Mar 23, DC: Get ready for a spectacular party with a French accent. The annual Francophonie Cultural Festival spotlights the music, art, literature, film, cuisine, and customs of French-speaking countries and regions from across the globe. Its closing celebration, La Grande Fete, is always magnifique, and this year’s bash is no exception. Sample food and drink from more than 30 embassies as you explore each nation’s unique attractions and traditions.

Stay Amped

Mar 23, DC: The night before the March For Our Lives, support the students by taking in a fabulous concert, featuring Fall Out Boy, G-Easy, Bebe Rexha, Lizzo, Cam, Alex G, Miles McKenna and more!

In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Revue

Mar 24, Frederick: Head to the Weinberg to celebrate America’s greatest generation with the music that moved the nation’s spirit! Now in its 24th year, In the Mood features the timeless melodies and rhythms of the big band era, including “Tuxedo Junction,” “Sing, Sing, Sing,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” and many more. With authentic arrangements, costumes, and choreography, the fabulous String of Pearls big band orchestra and patriotic entertainers will have audiences aged 8 to 98 cheering for more!

Demi Lovato

Mar 24, DC:  Grammy®-nominated, multi-platinum singer and songwriter Demi Lovato with special guest multi-platinum, hip-hop icon DJ Khaled. Tickets still available!

In the Heights

Now-Mar 25, DC: The Kennedy Center presents Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony®-winning first Broadway musical tells the story of a vibrant community on the brink of change in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood in this semi-staged concert performance.

March for Our Lives

Mar 24, DC: The kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today. March with us in Washington DC or march in your own community. On March 24, the collective voices of the March For Our Lives movement will be heard.

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