Bethesda Film Festival

Apr 6-7, Bethesda: The sixth annual Bethesda Film Fest will feature five short documentaries made by local filmmakers. Each screening will be followed by a Question and Answer session with the filmmakers.

Symposium: Lincoln Assassination Studies

Apr 6-8, Clinton: Current researchers and authors in the field share thoughts on how a divided nation dealt with the death of Lincoln; how John Surratt interacted with female agents for the Confederacy; the ongoing stories of Dr. Mudd; the illegalities of the Conspiracy Trial; a CSI: Washington investigation of how the evidence was handled, and more.

Point to Point Races

Apr 7, Monkton: The Elkridge-Harford Hunt Point-To-Point has been a testing ground for the country’s best timber horses for over fifty years.The race card promises to be a great day of sport with four races over timber and two on the flat.

Maryland Day Weekend

Apr 6-8, Annapolis area: It’s Maryland’s Birthday weekend. Get out and celebrate with fun events all weekend long that celebrate Maryland’s heritage, culture and arts that are FREE or just one dollar! In addition, check out Facebook here for updates and details about events at specific locations!

Lucky Stiff

Apr 6-May 8, Annapolis: Lucky Stiff is an offbeat, hilarious murder mystery farce presented by the Colonial Players, complete with mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds and a corpse in a wheelchair. The story revolves around an unassuming English shoe salesman who is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo.

Rita Moreno

April 6, Frederick: Head to the Weinberg in Frederick to see one of the busiest stars in show business! Her career has spanned seven decades and she remains active in a broad range of productions. 

Rapture, Blister, Burn

Apr 6-29, Frederick: An intensely smart, immensely funny play performed by the Maryland Ensemble Theatre that asks the question “What makes us happy in life?” After graduate school, Catherine and Gwen chose polar opposite paths. Catherine built a career as a rock star academic, while Gwen built a home with her husband and children. Decades later each woman covets the other’s life, commencing a dangerous game of musical chairs.

Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances

Apr 6-8, Baltimore and Bethesda: This journey of melodic splendor begins with Beethoven’s playful and spirited First Symphony. The BSO is joined by Arabella Steinbacher for Korngold’s lush Violin Concerto. Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, his commanding final work, brings a beautiful sense of melody to the powerful "Dies Irae" chant. 

5th Annual 7k Run to Remember

Apr 7, Columbia: The Maryland State’s Attorneys’ Association presents this charity run/walk which will benefit the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence and coincides with National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.  The race length (4.3 miles) represents one-k for every day of observance or remembrance. There is a 1 mile walk as well.

Maryland Chicken Wing Festival

Apr 7, Crownsville: The 5th annual Maryland Chicken Wing Festival is here RAIN OR SHINE! Come taste the best and most inventive chicken wing recipes from our area’s best chefs, all while enjoying food, contests, music and kids areas!

Six Flags Opening Weekend

Apr 7-8, Upper Marlboro: Winter has gone and it’s time to play again in the best theme park in the region. Six Flags America is ready to offer you the biggest, best and wettest season ever. Some of this year's new attractions and activities include the all-new Mardi Gras celebration, Hurricane Harbor, July 4th Fest and National Roller Coaster Day!  Plus our famous Fright Fest, Holiday in the Park and much more!


Apr 6-8, DC: Explore 3,000 hands-on exhibits from the world’s leading scientific and engineering societies, universities, government agencies, high-tech corporations and STEM organizations. The two-day Expo is perfect for children, teens, and families who want to inspire their curious minds. Join 350K+ attendees to celebrate science at the Expo and engage in activities with some of the biggest names in STEM. Hear stories of inspiration and courage, participate in mind-boggling experiments and rock out to science during our incredible stage shows.

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

Now-Apr 22, Baltimore: This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum know as 'the relationship.'The production at Spotlighters is only the SECOND production of the new 2018 Revised and Updated Book & Score. Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, 'Say, what are you doing Saturday night?' It is the second-longest running Off Broadway musical.

20th Annual Cherry Blossom Freedom Walk

Apr 7, DC: A short, non-competitive walk and program to celebrate and learn about the Japanese American spirit of patriotism and perseverance during World War II. This year’s program will highlight our 20th anniversary as well as the 30th anniversary of passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. This year’s theme is “E Pluribus Unum – Out of Many, One” and while we celebrate the motto of our founding fathers, it is also a reminder to that we must continue to stand with others in protecting civil liberties for all Americans.

Peace and Joy

Apr 7, Annapolis: Live Arts Maryland closes the 2017-2018 season with this program  featuring  J. Ernest Green conducting the Annapolis Chorale and Annapolis Chamber Orchestra. As we mark the 100th Anniversary of America’s involvement in World War I, music is a way for us to remember that in the end we strive for peace!  Gerald Finzi’s moving A Farewell to Arms and Beethoven’s monumental Choral Fantasy bookend this concert of music that is full of optimism and hope.

Union Market District Streetfest

Apr 7, DC: The Union Market District is kicking off Spring. Come through and hang with the diverse collection of businesses, both old and new, that call the Union Market District home. There will be food and fun. From all-day live music at Neal Place to activations by DC United, Politics & Prose, Cotton & Reed and more, the entire district, will be activated for a day of creativity and community.


Now-Apr 14, Towson: Jealousy, driven by intrigues and suspicions, fuels Othello’s tragic downfall in Shakespeare’s epic tale of passion, love, betrayal and revenge. Under the direction of Peter Wray, Towson University students present this classic.

The Improvised Shakespeare Company

Now-Apr 8, DC: In an evening of off-the-cuff comedy, this critically acclaimed Chicago-based ensemble creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your eyes, based on a single audience member's suggestion for the title of a show that's never existed. Nothing has been planned out, rehearsed, or written. All of the dialogue is spoken for the first time, the characters are created as you watch, and if ever you're wondering where the story is going...so are they. You've never seen the Bard like this before!

The Colored Waiting Room

Apr 6, Baltimore: Imagine Montgomery, Alabama at the height of the civil rights movement, a place where one man’s barbershop became a gathering place for Martin Luther King, Jr. and his fellow leaders to actively discuss change and how they would organize to make their voices heard.  In honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., author Kevin Shird and eighty-four year old Nelson Malden will discuss The American Civil Rights Movement, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Turning Dialogue and Intention into ActionAnthony McCarthy of the Baltimore NAACP, will moderate a panel of Baltimore leaders.

Pictures of the Year

Apr 6 - Ongoing, DC: A groundbreaking photography show at Newseum featuring seven decades of award-winning images from the archives of Pictures of the Year International (POYi), one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious photojournalism competitions. These images depict the people and events that have defined our times, capturing war and peace, disaster and triumph, and the social and cultural shifts that have shaped the past 75 years. The pictures were selected from POYi’s archive of more than 40,000 photos, tracing the evolution of photojournalism from World War II to today.


Apr 7, DC: The inaugural Petalpalooza presented by FreshDirect will make its highly anticipated debut at The Wharf, DC’s newest half-mile-long waterfront destination. Formerly known as the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival, it will include interactive art installations, larger-than-life games and activities, live music on three outdoor stages, a roller rink, a beer garden, a spectacular fireworks show by Pyrotecnico, and much more.

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