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Sunday, October 28, 2018

8pmGoran BregovicPerforming Arts Beloved Balkan composer Bregovic’s new work, Three Letters from Sarajevo, is inspired by the complexities of the people and history of Sarajevo, a...
3pmBrahms - A German RequiemPerforming Arts Baltimore Choral Arts presents Brahms: A German Requiem. Brahms’ exquisite virtuosic vocal writing leads you on a journey from loss and despair to...
3pmTowson University Jazz Faculty Ensemble ConcertPerforming Arts The TU Jazz Faculty Ensemble, known throughout the region as one of the premiere faculty jazz ensembles, will perform a concert of original music, as...
12N, 1:30pmKids Euro FestivalPerforming Arts The musicians Johannes Stange (trumpet) and Joss Turnbull (tombak) developed the music for this instrumental theater, a composition and improvisation...
3pmSilent Film Series - Phantom of the OperaPerforming Arts, Visual Arts Silent Film accompanied by the mighty Wurlitzer organ. A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer. 1925.
3-5pmBSO Presents Grieg Piano Concerto - afternoonPerforming Arts This salute to the great Scandinavian composers is led by Norwegian conductor Rune Bergmann in his BSO debut. There is a range of ticket prices.
1-3pmHavre de Grace Arts Commission Luncheon with Sally RidePerforming Arts, History & Heritage Who Wants to be An Astronaut? Mary Ann Jung performs as Sally Ride. Doors open at 12:30pm with Luncheon at 1pm. Tickets are available at the Havre de...
8-10pmArtrageousPerforming Arts, Visual Arts The Artrageous Experience is high energy, inclusive, and full of fun. IMAGINE an artist creating a masterpiece before your eyes in mere moments with...
11am-1pmBoo! at the BarnMiscellaneous Just in time for Halloween, Boo! at the Barn features themed art activities, games, a costume parade, trick-or-treating, photo opportunities, and a...
1-3pmFall Foliage at Oregon Ridge Nature CenterNature & Outdoor Fall foliage is in the spotlight. Learn why leaves change color and enjoy the crisp day as we head out on the trail to collect leaves. We return to...
3-5pmSandy Spring Museum Bluegrass JamPerforming Arts, Visual Arts, Ongoing Bring your stringed instrument and join a bluegrass jam at the museum. Whether you are a relative newbie to jamming or a seasoned musician, you will...
5-7pmA Night of Jazz with Eric VincentPerforming Arts Join us for a jazz concert with musician Eric Vincent, presented in partnership with Alliance Française de Frederick and the Embassy of France. Eric...

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
Blue10am, 11:15amPerforming Arts Join Pale Blue and Inky Blue in their blue-tiful garden, where blue flowers sprout in blue pots with the help of some water, a song, and some theatre magic.City: Bethesda
CabaretVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, History & Heritage, Miscellaneous This legendary Tony and Oscar winning musical, both sensuous and exhilarating, has roused audiences for the past 50 years with its unforgettable score and explosive depiction of a nation on the brink...City: Baltimore
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
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
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
Carillon Recitals12:30-1pmPerforming Arts, History & Heritage Monthly on 1st and 3rd Sundays, city Carillonneur John Widmann plays the 49-bell carillon mechanically using both hands and feet. Relax on the lawn of Baker Park and let the music soothe your soul.City: Frederick
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
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
Appalachian Spring in Hagerstown - A Joint Exhibit by Ira S. Lourie with Local StudentsVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, Visual Arts, Ongoing Students from BISFA, Clear Spring & Williamsport High Schools. Opening Reception: October 5, 2018 from 5-7pm. Please use A&E Parking Deck at 25 Renaissance Way. WCAC is off the third level. City: Hagerstown
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 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
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
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
Studio Tour Artists' ShowVaries depending on dayVisual Arts Our Studio Tour Artists will have their work on display in both galleries throughout October and November. The 19th Annual Studio Tour is October 20&21 and 27&28.City: Chestertown
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
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
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
John Waters - Indecent Exposure10am-5pmVisual Arts This major retrospective organized by the BMA examines John Waters's influential career through more than 160 photographs, sculpture, soundworks, and video he has made since the early 1990s. 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
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
Lizzie Fitch - Ryan Trecartin10am-5pmVisual Arts This exhibition of artist collaborators Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin is comprised of three movies and two sculptural theaters. Mark Trade (2016) is a one-hour movie exhibited in a sculptural...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
$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
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
Sweat7:30-10pmPerforming Arts Having grown up side-by-side in small-town working-class America, best friends Tracey and Cynthia went from fun-loving schoolchildren to saloon-loving adults who work together on a steel...City: Baltimore
Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk6:30-8:30pmPerforming Arts, History & Heritage, Nature & Outdoor This Cemetery Walk is an engaging and inspiring dramatization in which martyrs, saints and others “come to life,” telling their stories of faith, hope and charity. See website for details.City: Emmitsburg
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
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
Children's Art Talk & Tours10:15amVisual Arts Young art lovers can get behind the brushstrokes and into the head and heart of the artists in our current exhibitions. Following the tour, children will create a take-home art project.City: North Bethesda
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
Curator's Tours at Strathmore - The Mansion1pmVisual Arts Ever wish these walls could talk? Geared towards adults, the curator’s tour explores our current exhibitions, delving into artists’ techniques, inspiration, and history to enhance your appreciation...City: North Bethesda
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
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
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
Jack & The Beanstalk11am, 2pmPerforming Arts A fantastic adaptation of a classic tale in which everyone agrees that consideration for others requires people large and small to treat other people as they would want to be treated. Recommended...City: Gaithersburg
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
Parenting: An Art without a ManualVisual Arts Examining through art, humor, historic text, and first-hand testimony, the good, the bad, the horrific, and the sublime of parenting possibilities.City: Baltimore
The Babylon Line, by Richard GreenbergVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, Literary Arts Teacher Aaron Port leads an adult-ed creative writing course at the Levittown high school. As his students take on roles as characters in each other’s stories, an engaging tableau of love, loss, and...City: Annapolis
Sandy Spring Museum Bluegrass Jam3-5pmPerforming Arts, Visual Arts, Ongoing Bring your stringed instrument and join a bluegrass jam at the museum. Whether you are a relative newbie to jamming or a seasoned musician, you will enjoy the camaraderie as we share favorite songs...City: Sandy Spring
Twin Beach Player's present The Time MachineVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts The Time Machine is HG Wells’ classic tale about a Victorian inventor who builds a time machine he uses to visit the far future. There, he discovers that progress does not lead to a perfect world....City: North Beach
Early Women of Architecture in Maryland: Exhibition & ReceptionVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, History & Heritage The Baltimore Architecture Foundation in coordination with the Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents an “Early Women of Architecture in Maryland” exhibit at the Opera House. City: Havre de Grace
WondeRoom Create Date12N-4pmVisual Arts, Multicultural, Ongoing, Miscellaneous The WondeRoom is a dedicated space filled with experiential, hands-on, family-friendly activities that inspire creativity through design based problem solving. Designed for children to participate...City: Sandy Spring
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
Empty Bowl Project: Bowl Making at the Art League of Ocean CityVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Food & Drink, Ongoing Join the Art League of Ocean City to help end hunger. Here’s how you can help: join us to create a bowl for a $25 donation as part of the Empty Bowl Project. Proceeds benefit Diakonia and the Art...City: Ocean City
BarococoVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts In this collaboratively devised ensemble work, Happenstance Theater portrays oblivious entitlement on the brink of extinction, as they puncture one-percent pomposity in this physical comedy dive into...City: Baltimore
Jack and the Beanstalk11am-12N, 2-3pmPerforming Arts A fantastic adaptation of a classic tale in which everyone agrees that consideration for others requires people large and small to treat other people as they would want to be treated. Recommended for...City: Gaithersburg