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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

7:30pmCES at Frostburg State University presents CATAPULT - The Amazing Magic of Shadow DancePerforming Arts With stunning artistry and the inventive use of light and shadow, the dancers of CATAPULT transform their bodies into seemingly impossible images.
Varies depending on dayReal and Imagined - Watercolor paintings by Joyce BellVisual Arts This exhibit of Joyce Bell's paintings runs from October 2- October 28 with a reception on October 6 from 1-4pm.

Monthly events occurring on this date

First Sunday Arts Festival11am-5pmPerforming Arts, Visual Arts, Fairs & Festivals Enjoy live entertainment and peruse the work of 130 local and regional artists as you stroll along the first block of West Street and Calvert Street.City: Annapolis
Chestertown First FridayVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Food & Drink Join us in Chestertown for First Friday celebrations. It's the perfect excuse to get out and enjoy new art, wonderful shopping, a show, a sip or two of wine, and dinner out.City: Chestertown
Leonardtown First Fridays5-8pmVisual Arts, Food & Drink, Miscellaneous Offering something unique with live music, poetry readings, book signings, cooking classes, wine tastings, and a host of dining and shopping specials. Browse art galleries and meet the artists. City: Leonardtown
Artists In Action - Cecil County Arts Council10:30am-2pmVisual Arts The Cecil County Arts Council invites you to bring your supplies and set up in the gallery on Wednesdays. Work alongside other artists in an open studio setting.City: Elkton
Saturday Family Story SessionsVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, Literary Arts Gather once a week for fun and creativity, enjoying diverse and dynamic programs with the very best storytellers in the area who engage young audiences and instill a love of learning with every word. City: North Bethesda
2nd Saturday Contra DanceVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, Multicultural, Ongoing, Miscellaneous Baltimore Folk Music Society presents Contras & Squares. You don't need a partner. Workshop at 7:30, Dance from 8-11 with a short break.City: Baltimore
Drop In Art Jr. – Every Wednesday10am-11amVisual Arts Modeled after third Saturday Drop In Art this FREE program is designed for children of the preschool to first-grade age. Lead by local artisans. Funded by the Susan K. Black Foundation. City: Salisbury
2nd Friday Art Strolls5-8pmPerforming Arts, Visual Arts, Fairs & Festivals Stroll the streets and businesses to check out the featured artists and musicians, Makers Market on Jefferson Street.City: Berlin
First Fridays at the Elkton Art LoopPerforming Arts, Visual Arts, Food & Drink Enjoy art openings, open mics, entertainment, dance performances, open studios, demonstrations, food specials, wine tastings, and more.City: Elkton
BricknFire Pizza Truck with Music by Justin B4-8pmPerforming Arts, Food & Drink Using their mobile brick-oven, BricknFire creates original, artisan, Neapolitan style pizza using the highest quality and freshest ingredients. Live Music by Justin B until 7pm.City: Thurmont
Live Music at Everedy Square and Shab Row5-8pmPerforming Arts, Nature & Outdoor Third Saturday of each month. Bring a picnic basket and a blanket to spread out on the grassy hillside behind the Shab Row shops to enjoy live music.City: Frederick
Knife & a Kitchen Food Truck Plus Live Music4-8pmPerforming Arts, Food & Drink An evening of wine, live music, and delicious gourmet food. A Knife & a Kitchen Food Truck will serve food using only the freshest ingredients. Live music from 4-7pm.City: Thurmont
Live Music by Damian Keavney at Catoctin Breeze2-5pmPerforming Arts, Food & Drink An afternoon of wine & live music. Acoustic guitarist, Damian Keavney, performs from 2-5pm. The tasting room is open for tastings 12-6pm. Come for a good time with friends, family and wine.City: Thurmont
Live Music by Monocacy Jazz at Catoctin BreezeVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, Food & Drink Stop by the winery to enjoy award-winning wines, and live jazz music by the Monocacy Jazz Quartet. Bring friends, family and enjoy the afternoon.City: Thurmont
Live Music by Paul Brosseau at Catoctin BreezeVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, Food & Drink Enjoy an afternoon of wine & live music. Paul Brosseau performs. A good time with friends, family and wine.City: Thurmont
Open Mic Night at the Garfield Center for the Arts7:30-10pmPerforming Arts Play music on your own or with a band, read poetry, do a stand-up routine. E-mail Ford Schumann: fordo1@aol.com to sign up, or for details. There’s no price to come. Cash bar.City: Chestertown
Sail on Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester1-3pmHistory & Heritage, Nature & Outdoor, Ongoing Enjoy a 2-Hour Sail on a traditional Chesapeake Bay skipjack on the beautiful Choptank River. Depart from Long Wharf, Cambridge. On most 2-hour sails we demonstrate oyster dredging. City: Cambridge
The Film Lab6-9pmPerforming Arts, Visual Arts, Food & Drink "The Film Lab" is a monthly gathering bringing together film professionals, patrons, and fans. Most meetings feature a guest speaker and may include a short screening block. City: Cumberland
3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury5-8pmPerforming Arts, Visual Arts, Fairs & Festivals 3rd Friday is a free monthly art & entertainment event, held on the 3rd Friday of every month in Downtown Salisbury. Artists, crafts, live music and more.City: Salisbury
4th Saturday Bay Stroll4-7pmPerforming Arts, Visual Arts, Fairs & Festivals Welcome Summer with live music, fun, food, good people and Plein Air Painting. Break out the flip-flops and welcome the summer on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. City: Crisfield
Literary Walking Tour11am - 1pmHistory & Heritage, Literary Arts Spend a Saturday following in the footsteps of some of Baltimore’s great literary and cultural figures, such as Edgar Allan Poe, Gertrude Stein, Emily Post, and others.City: Baltimore
6x6 Canvas ShowVaries depending on dayVisual Arts Canvases are handed out to many county artists. Participation is free. Once painted, these canvases will be available for purchase at the unveiling held October 5. Canvases must be turned in by...City: Elkton
Crowning Glory - Art of the Americas10am-5pmVisual Arts, Multicultural, Ongoing Exhibition considers how the cultures of North, Central, and South America expressed power, spirituality, and identity by decorating the head. It includes 20 objects, spanning more than 2,500 years.City: Baltimore
Elkton First Fridays5pm-8pmPerforming Arts, Visual Arts, Miscellaneous Stop by and visit local artists for openings, live demonstrations, and performances. Monthly themes and specials are featured throughout Elkton.City: Elkton
First Fridays in Havre de Grace5-9:30pmPerforming Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Food & Drink Best First Friday in Harford County. Enjoy a family friendly, festive celebration on closed downtown streets. Bands on every block, cafe seating at restaurants, kids zone, classic cars and more.City: Havre de Grace
First Saturday Frederick - Fire In IceUntil 9pmVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals Take advantage of late-night shopping and a free trolley until 9pm. First Saturdays provide street entertainment and specials. Plus the free Trolley circulates downtown between 3-9pm.City: Frederick
First Saturday in Downtown FrederickUntil 9pmPerforming Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Food & Drink During the first Saturday of each month, Frederick is the host to late-night shopping, live entertainment and a free trolley until 9pm.City: Frederick
First Sunday Arts Festival - Annapolis11am-5pmPerforming Arts, Visual Arts, Fairs & Festivals Shop from 130 local and regional artists, eat in cafes and from food trucks. Enjoy entertainment on the first Sunday of each month May through November on West St. Friendly pets welcome. Free. City: Annapolis
Live Playwrights' Society7:30-9pmPerforming Arts, Literary Arts, Ongoing Play Writers, Readers, Observers & Critics aims to foster a community of playwrights, actors and critics. Be a writer, reader, observer or critic. Details: http://liveplaywrightssociety.org/City: Chestertown
Lunchlines Poetry Group12N-1pmPerforming Arts, Literary Arts The "Lunchlines" poetry group, meets every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month. Stop by to listen or join the fun. Bring your lunch and enjoy the merry, often comical, clever wordsmiths.City: Elkton
Maryland Renaissance FestivalPerforming Arts, Fairs & Festivals, History & Heritage The region’s premier outdoor event and second largest Renaissance Festival in the country is celebrating more than 40 years at Revel Grove. Weekends through Oct 21.City: Annapolis
Movie Night on Carroll CreekDuskPerforming Arts, Visual Arts Love movies? This summer, enjoy five FREE movie nights - outdoor theater style. Grab a blanket and a lawn chair and get ready to enjoy some of the best movies. Come early to get a seat. City: Frederick
New Exhibition - Kent’s Carvers and Clubs - Guides, Gunners and Co-Ops10am - 4pmVisual Arts, History & Heritage, Nature & Outdoor The exhibition shares the stories of Maryland’s Kent County carvers and hunting clubs through a collection of decoys, oral histories, historic photographs, and other artifacts. City: St. Michaels
Rebecca Perkins - Breathing in Color and Katie Toothman - Darlin’ and Jed’s Woodland FriendsVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Ongoing, Miscellaneous Opening Reception: Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 5-7pm. Please use A&E Parking Deck at 25 Renaissance Way. WCAC is off the third level.City: Hagerstown
Sandy Spring Museum Resident Artists Open HouseVaries depending on dayVisual Arts Visit the eleven resident artists working in clay, fiber, metal and enamel. See them at work in their studios the first Saturday of every month.City: Sandy Spring
Spencer Finch - Moon Dust10am-5pmVisual Arts Spencer Finch’s impressive light installation Moon Dust (Apollo 17), first presented at the 2009 Venice Biennale, will illuminate the BMA’s majestic Fox Court for the next seven years. City: Baltimore
Farmers' Market6-9pmFairs & Festivals, Food & Drink, Nature & Outdoor Farmers' Market, Classic Car Cruise-In & Art Fair. Local farms and Calvert County wineries are featured.City: North Beach
Art and Architecture Walking Tour - Heritage FrederickVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, History & Heritage, Nature & Outdoor Look at Frederick with new eyes. Experience the history and beauty of downtown as we explore some of the popular architectural styles, local art and history. City: Frederick
First Friday Opening Reception - Ocean City Center for the ArtsVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Food & Drink Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.City: Ocean City
Discover Downtown Cumberland3-9pm, music 6-9pmPerforming Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Miscellaneous Every 2nd Saturday presents a different theme for you to shop, dine and explore. Live music plays from 6-9pm on McCoury Stage. Enjoy street performers, art exhibits and extended store hours. Free. City: Cumberland
Open Mic in the Woods - Open Mic Night7-9pmPerforming Arts, Literary Arts Come to the Hard Bargain Amphitheater and participate in Open Mic in the Woods for performers and spectators. Instrumentalists, singers, dancers, storytellers, poets, jugglers, magicians and all...City: Accokeek
We The People - How Civic Engagement Has Shaped Laurel ExhibitVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, History & Heritage, Multicultural From saving the Laurel railroad station, to fighting for school integration, this timely exhibit demonstrates how engaged average citizens shaped and continue to shape the story of one town. City: Laurel
Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Murder Mystery Train6-9pmPerforming Arts, Food & Drink This event includes dinner and a show on WMSR's historic rails. Nestle into your seat in one of the heritage dining cars to experience this fun, interactive murder mystery while dining. Cash bar.City: Cumberland
Willard and Wood - An Evening of Impossibilities8pmPerforming Arts Entertainers Willard & Wood host a night of surprises, mystery, and laughter which Baltimore locals and tourists can enjoy regularly. the last Saturday of every month. Save $10 with code "VisitMD."City: Baltimore
Movie Night on the CreekVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Ongoing Free movies under the stars! All ages. Beer, wine & snacks available for purchase before & during show. Gates open an hour before dusk, show starts at dark. City: Frederick
Literary Mt. Vernon Walking Tour11am-1pmHistory & Heritage, Literary Arts Spend a Saturday following in the footsteps of some of Baltimore’s great literary and cultural figures, such as Edgar Allan Poe, Gertrude Stein, Emily Post, and others. Tickets must be purchased in...City: Baltimore
Karaoke at the Top of The Bay On the Susquehanna8pm-12MPerforming Arts, Food & Drink, History & Heritage Sing or listen to impressive local talent and support American Legion Post #47. Membership Drive is on, stop in, see if you qualify. Stroll Lovely Historic HdeGrace. Hosted by Kem,Cloud 9...City: Havre de Grace
A Golden Anniversary - Celebrating 50 Years of the Print, Drawing & Photograph Society10am-5pmVisual Arts The BMA’s oldest friends group, the Print, Drawing...City: Baltimore
Kuba - Fabric of an Empire10am-5pmVisual Arts This exhibition of dazzling Kuba textiles presented in the BMA’s Cone Collection galleries reveals how a central African kingdom independently developed a form of modernist abstraction in the 20th...City: Baltimore
Maren Hassinger - The Spirit of Things10am-5pmVisual Arts The BMA’s exhibition represents a broad range of Maren Hassinger's work with abstract compositions, videos, and documentary photographs.City: Baltimore
Subverting Beauty - African Anti-Aesthetics10am-5pmVisual Arts, Multicultural Subverting Beauty features approximately two dozen works from sub-Saharan African’s colonial period (c. 1880–c. 1960) that are accumulative, composite, crude, uncanny, and disproportionate.City: Baltimore
Mark Bradford - Tomorrow Is Another Day10am-5pmVisual Arts This exhibition brings together Mark Bradford's works from Venice and includes a new site-specific installation, a spectacular painterly “waterfall” in the rotunda adjacent to the exhibition...City: Baltimore
Laugh Riot at Positano Live Standup Comedy Saturdays7-10pmPerforming Arts, Food & Drink, Ongoing Live Standup Comedy Show on Saturday Nights in Bethesda featuring local Maryland standup comedians. Check website for more information.City: Bethesda
Baker Artist Awards Exhibit10am-5pmVisual Arts The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) and the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund will kick off its 10th anniversary with an exhibition of works by the 2017 and 2018 winners.City: Baltimore
First Weekend Fun at Sandy Spring MuseumVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Food & Drink, History & Heritage Meet artists at the Resident Artist Open House on Saturday and enjoy that month's Pop Up Coffee Shop. Sunday features WONDEROOM Create Date for parent and child. Check each month for the Saturday...City: Sandy Spring
Putin On IceVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts Political puppetry meets savage spectacle, created in collaboration with The ACME Corporation. Previews on September 12...City: Baltimore
Fabric Expressions - Family Fun Creative Moments Paper Quilting WorkshopVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Multicultural Join artist Grandmother Edna Lawrence in learning to craft a paper quilt. Fabric Expressions Paper Quilting workshops will be held once a month through the run of the Fabric Expression Exhibit. See...City: Baltimore
Crafternoons12N-2pmOngoing, Miscellaneous Join us for a fun, relaxed handwork meet up every Fri. and Sat. at noon. Bring your knitting, crochet or other unique portable textile handwork, chat, sip a little tea or water, and enjoy our...City: Baltimore
Exhibition - Isla - Regarding ParadiseVisual Arts Explore themes of “paradise”...City: Towson
$5 Film Nights7-9pmVisual Arts Join us for another film screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. Experimental films by local and international filmmakers. Meet the artists and join the after-film discussion. $5...City: Ocean City
Dancing at Lughnasa7:30-10pmPerforming Arts Irish master storyteller Brian Friel casts a nostalgic and transportive Tony Award-winning tale of five unmarried sisters and a household framed by their strength and persistence, where “anything...City: Baltimore
Originals Only7:30-9pmPerforming Arts Enjoy live original music by local musicians, following the First Friday Opening Reception. Music starts at 7:30pm. Suggested $5 donation. Coffee provided.City: Ocean City
Taiwan Contemporary Art Show - What Do You See?10:30am-5:30pmVisual Arts, Multicultural The Culture Center of TECRO host san exhibition titled “What do you see?” to present three Taiwan young-and-upcoming artists’ works. The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to showcase an avant-...City: Gaithersburg
Real and Imagined - Watercolor paintings by Joyce BellVaries depending on dayVisual Arts This exhibit of Joyce Bell's paintings runs from October 2- October 28 with a reception on October 6 from 1-4pm.City: Ellicott City
Historic Ellicott City Designer Show HouseVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, History & Heritage The stunning 1900’s farmhouse “Wilderness Farm” is the 2018 Historic Ellicott City Decorator Show House. Thirteen interior designers decorate 20-room estate with only their imagination as a guide.City: Woodbine
She Stoops to ConquerVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith is a bawdy, witty, comic feast of practical jokes and romantic mix-ups.City: Baltimore
Japanese Woodblock Prints - The Art of Collaboration10am-5pmVisual Arts Japanese Woodblock Prints showcases more than 40 lively prints dating from the 17th through 19th centuries from the Walters’ collection.City: Baltimore
2nd Star Productions presents Singin' in the RainVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts Singin' in the Rain has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline - the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! Filled with every...City: Bowie
ManneqART ExhibitionVaries depending on dayVisual Arts ManneqART explores the world of sculpture on the human form, with a display of work from past and present ManneqART wearable art competitions. Closed Labor Day.City: Ellicott City
Through Another LensVaries depending on dayVisual Arts Evocative photographic portraiture by Linda Bunk and Mead Notkin is featured in this exhibit.City: Ellicott City
Jazz Jam on 1st Tuesdays8:30pm-12MPerforming Arts, Food & Drink, Ongoing Jam with Charlie and his trio: All jazz musicians and singers welcome too. Call 410-465-3497 to check for any date cancellations.City: Ellicott City
Recorridos de Arte Para Niños en EspañolVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Multicultural Los niños explorarán nuestra exposición y aprenderán sobre las técnicas e inspiraciones de cada obra de los artistas. Al terminar el recorrido, los niños crearán un proyecto de arte para llevar a la...City: North Bethesda
The Return of the Buddha10am-5pmVisual Arts, History & Heritage This one-object installation focuses on the Walters’ renowned 6th-century lacquer Buddha. This life-size sculpture has awed audiences with its magnificence and remarkable history—it is the earliest...City: Baltimore
Visitas del Curador en EspañolVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Multicultural Dirijido a los adultos, el curador explorará nuestras exposiciones actuales, profundizando sobre la historia, técnicas, e inspiraciones de varios artistas para lograr mayor apreciación de las obras...City: North Bethesda
Chinese Snuff Bottles10am-5pmVisual Arts Nearly 250 exquisite Chinese snuff bottles, delicately crafted from stone, glass, porcelain, ivory, lacquer, enamel, and precious metals, will be on view in the galleries of the Walters’ palazzo-...City: Baltimore
Exhibition Opening Receptions at StrathmoreVaries depending on dayVisual Arts Join artists and art-lovers at opening receptions. Free, no reservations required. Exhibitions: Dia de Muertos (Sept 6); Montgomery County Plein Air Artists; Fine Art Miniature, Nick Eisele (Nov. 18...City: North Bethesda
OVERLOOKED by Inna AlesinaVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Nature & Outdoor Designer Inna Alesina explores biomimicry in reverse. How could branding be used to convince humans of nature's importance and usefulness?City: Stevenson
But first they must catch you by Ryan LytleVaries depending on dayVisual Arts Stevenson University presents wool drawings and sculptures by Ryan Lytle, which explore human behavior through animal imagery.City: Owings Mills
It's Kind of Pretty... by Nicole DyerVaries depending on dayVisual Arts Stevenson University presents Nicole Dyer's recent mixed media paintings, which explore diet, socialization, and social media.City: Stevenson
Slow Growth by Christine Wolfe StrongVaries depending on dayVisual Arts Christine Wolfe Strong's crocheted sculptures explore science, nature, experience, and belief.City: Owings Mills
The Maryland Corn MazeVaries depending on dayFairs & Festivals, Food & Drink, Nature & Outdoor Get lost in an eight acre Corn Maze then stay...City: Gambrills
Día de Muertos: Cultural Perspectives10amVisual Arts This exhibition aims to reclaim this holiday that been gentrified, repackaged as décor, and sold in party stores across the United States. The culture, identity and experiences of these artists are...City: North Bethesda
Monday Night English Country Dance8-10:30pmPerforming Arts, Multicultural, Ongoing English Country Dancing is joyous, lively movement to elegant music in a friendly, informal setting. The figures are simple, and each dance is taught and walked through. New dancers are always...City: Baltimore
Relationships: Art from Estonia at the LiriodendronVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, History & Heritage, Miscellaneous Exhibit features art from Estonia along with photos and a silent film from the early 1900s. Free opening reception Sept. 16 with program at 11:30. Exhibit on view Wednesdays and Sundays with special...City: Bel Air
Wednesday Night Contra & Squares8-10:30pmPerforming Arts, Ongoing, Miscellaneous The Baltimore Folk Music Society presents...dance. All dances are taught and walked through beforehand. Music and dance styles include New England, Southern Appalachian, and Celtic styles....City: Baltimore
Home Before Sunset -- Celebration of a Rural Community. An exhibit by the Countryside Artisans at Sandy Spring Museum10am-5pmVisual Arts, History & Heritage Wind your way through the exhibit and experience through local, original art and fine craft a rural way of life and community. Meet the Artists - Sat., Oct. 6, from 2-4pm.City: Sandy Spring
Maryland Wine Festival - POSTPONED to Oct 13Varies depending on dayFairs & Festivals, Food & Drink, Nature & Outdoor Sample from an incredible variety of local wines from across the great state of Maryland. With art, live music and food vendors. Due to weather concerns, the Festival has been rescheduled to Oct. 13...City: Westminster
Chris Peregoy: Light Modulator Art Exhibition10am-5pmVisual Arts Chris Peregoy photographed Light Modulators, paper sculptures that produce light and shadows, with a variety of large-format cameras and using dry plate collodion and paper negatives.City: Laurel
Farmers' Market - North Beach6-9pmFairs & Festivals, Food & Drink, Nature & Outdoor Farmers' Market, Classic Car Cruise-In & Art Fair. Local farms and Calvert County wineries are featured.City: North Beach
Experience Culture FestVisual Arts, Food & Drink, Multicultural Culture Fest is a cultural arts exhibit that celebrates the diversity of Montgomery County. Visit Montgomery Mall to see this activation and enjoy international food, music and performances.City: Silver Spring
Wake Up, Brother Bear!Varies depending on dayPerforming Arts This audience-favorite show is back from hibernation! Join Brother and Sister Bear as they experience a full year of seasons. See a waterfall melt, meet a butterfly, chase an slippery fish, and ice...City: Bethesda
Asia in Maryland: Expressing Cross-Cultural ExperienceVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, History & Heritage, Multicultural This exhibition brings together the work of artists in Maryland who are Asian, Asian American, and other artists whose work has been inspired by Asia to explore the rich connections among art, Asia,...City: Towson