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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Charm City Fringe FestivalPerforming Arts, Visual Arts, Fairs & Festivals The annual Charm City Fringe, Baltimore's 11-day festival of experimental theater and performance art, returns to the Bromo Arts District with more...
8-10pmBSO Presents The Nat King Cole Songbook at StrathmorePerforming Arts Featuring the greatest hits of one of America’s top jazz vocalists, Denzal Sinclaire brings the music of Nat King Cole to life with his superlative...
Varies depending on dayGreek Food, Wine & Culture Festival in BaltimoreFairs & Festivals, Food & Drink, History & Heritage The 48th annual Annunciation Cathedral food, wine & culture festival returns with dance, live music, pastries, food, wine along with cathedral...
8pmRenaissancePerforming Arts An act that spans 50 years, Renaissance truly had a rebirth following their early years. They have matured by now blending folk, rock, and classical...
7:30-9:30pmRoanokePerforming Arts, Miscellaneous "Swirling guitars and harmonica, plucky mandolin, and driving percussion dust the landscape of Roanoke's adventuresome sound" (Pop Matters).
12NSmooth Sounds for Seniors - Olè!: A Hispanic and African American Musical CelebrationPerforming Arts, History & Heritage Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us as we party with musicians from the Washington National Opera. Come dressed in your festive favorites and...
7pmA Discussion with Author Ta-Nehisi CoatesPerforming Arts, Literary Arts, Multicultural Oprah’s new bookclub pick: "The Water Dancer," by Ta-Nehisi Coates, tells the story of a young boy born into bondage on a plantation, and the...
Varies depending on dayFall in Love with Science!Nature & Outdoor, Ongoing, Miscellaneous This fall, join us to learn all about native trees and autumn leaves. Do you know the science behind the beautiful fall colors we see adorning the...

Monthly events occurring on this date

Behind the Scenes MAC Lab Tours1-2pmHistory & Heritage, Miscellaneous Enjoy a free behind the scenes tour of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab), a state-of-the-art facility that houses over eight million artifacts, including collections from...City: St. Leonard
Bobby McKey's Kids' Day12N-2:30pmPerforming Arts, Ongoing, Miscellaneous Parents, looking for an afternoon activity that is fun for the entire family? A place where kids are actually encouraged to wiggle in their seats and get up and move? It is never too early to...City: National Harbor
Chestertown First Friday5-8pmVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Food & Drink First Friday is a free event sponsored by Chestertown's downtown merchants, community organizations, and art galleries along Park Row, High Street, Cross Street, and Cannon Street.City: Chestertown
Arts & The Brain7pmPerforming Arts Strathmore’s Arts and the Brain lecture series engages teachers, scholars, and artists working at the intersection of arts and health to present innovative, practical strategies for harnessing the...City: North Bethesda
Artists In Action - Cecil County Arts CouncilVisual 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
Charm City Fringe FestivalPerforming Arts, Visual Arts, Fairs & Festivals The annual Charm City Fringe, Baltimore's 11-day festival of experimental theater and performance art, returns to the Bromo Arts District with more than 90 performances by artists from all over North...City: Baltimore
2nd Saturday Contra Dance8-11pmPerforming Arts, Multicultural, Ongoing, Miscellaneous Baltimore Folk Music Society presents Contras & Squares. You don't need a partner. Attend a workshop at 7:30pm. The Dance is from 8-11pm with a short break.City: Baltimore
Creative Outlet3-5pmVisual Arts, Multicultural First Saturday of each month you can expand young people's appreciation of the arts and diverse cultures. Each session allows young people and their families to engage in art activities that focus on...City: Frederick
Carillon Recitals12:30-1pmPerforming Arts, History & Heritage Monthly on 1st, 2nd 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...City: Frederick
Derwood Farmers Market9am - 1pmFood & Drink A community market featuring fresh, local fruits, veggies, meats, baked goodies, arts, kids activities, live music... Meet sustainable local farmers and from-scratch makers of edibles & art! City: Derwood
Open Mic Night at the Garfield Center for the Arts7:30-10pmPerforming Arts Play music on your own or with a band, read some poetry, do a stand-up routine. The options are limitless. E-mail Ford Schumann at fordo1@aol.com to sign up, or for more information. Free to attend...City: Chestertown
First Sunday Arts Festival - Annapolis11am-5pmPerforming Arts, Visual Arts, Fairs & Festivals Shop from 130 local and regional artists, eat at outdoor cafes and food trucks and enjoy entertainment throughout the event on the first Sunday of each month, May through November, on West St....City: Annapolis
Lunchlines Poetry GroupPerforming 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: Rising Sun
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 Aug 24-Oct 20, 2019.City: Annapolis
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
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
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
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
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
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
Experience Culture FestVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Miscellaneous Join us for a cultural celebration. Culture Fest is a family-friendly art exhibit for all to experience and inspire multicultural appreciation and understanding.City: Bethesda
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
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
2nd Friday Art Strolls in Berlin5-8pmPerforming Arts, Visual Arts, Fairs & Festivals Stroll the streets and businesses to check out the featured artists and musicians at the Makers Market on Jefferson Street.City: Berlin
Bobby's Boozy Brunch Show12N-4pmPerforming Arts, Food & Drink, Miscellaneous Get your friends together for the bottomless brunch paired with a fantastic show that has everyone talking. "We drive over 2 1/2 hours to come here. We love it and have brought family and friends...City: National Harbor
By Their Creative Force: American Women Modernists10am-5pmVisual Arts, Celebrating Women Acknowledging and celebrating the contributions of women artists to the development of American modernism, this focus exhibition features approximately 20 works from the BMA’s collection.City: Baltimore
Chestertown Second SaturdayVaries depending on dayFairs & Festivals Live music, amazing food and drink, and fun for everyone. Join us in downtown Chestertown for Second Saturdays, sponsored by Bad Alfred's Distilling. This event is held rain or shine. Guests of all...City: Chestertown
CreativitY, with a capital WHY?Visual Arts An exhibit of creative people at work captured in action by professional photographer Larry Marc Levine.City: Sandy Spring
Every Day: Selections from the Collection10am-5pmVisual Arts, Multicultural Every Day: Selections from the Collection is the BMA’s first reinstallation of its contemporary collection centered on black artistic imagination. Nearly 50 works of painting, sculpture, video,...City: Baltimore
Exhibition: On Land and On Sea: A Century of Women in the Rosenfeld CollectionVisual Arts, History & Heritage, Nature & Outdoor The exhibition features the work of Morris and Stanley Rosenfeld who created the world’s largest and most significant collection of maritime photography with more than one million images that are...City: St. Michaels
Exhibition: Reclaimed Creations11am-4pmVisual Arts Enter a wonderland of airy horses, birds, and sea creatures appearing to fly, swim, run and swirl. Sayaka Kajita Ganz creates sculptures from reclaimed plastic objects, arranging the fragments of...City: Towson
Face-off Brawl: Comedy Competition10-11pmPerforming Arts, Multicultural This underground comedy battle pits two teams against each other in long-form improv Krav Maga where ANY MEANS NECESSARY will win over the audience, the refs, and ultimately the battle. It'll be...City: Baltimore
Family Day Dueling Piano Show at Bobby McKey's12N-2:30pmPerforming Arts, Food & Drink, Miscellaneous Looking for a place that is fun for the entire family? A place where kids are actually encouraged to wiggle in their seats and get up and move? Introduce your child to an appreciation for live music...City: National Harbor
Farmers/Arts & Crafts/Antiques/Flea Market at 1812 Brewery10am-3pmFairs & Festivals, Food & Drink, Ongoing 1812 Brewery's Farmer's/Arts...City: Cumberland
Figure Drawing at Cecil County Arts Council10am-12NVisual Arts Join the figure drawing group every week on the the 2nd floor of the gallery. All skills are welcome, must be 18 years to attend. Bring your art supplies. Tables and chairs are provided, easels...City: Elkton
First Friday Arts on the River5-8pmPerforming Arts, Visual Arts Stroll the streets of this beautiful small town and visit the restaurants, art galleries and small shops. Enjoy special offers, light refreshments, wine tastings, the sounds of local musicians,...City: Snow Hill
Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art10am-5pmVisual Arts, Multicultural The exhibition offers a sweeping new perspective on the contributions black artists have made to the evolution of visual art from the 1940s to the present moment.City: Baltimore
Hitching Their Dreams to Untamed Stars: Joyce J. Scott & Elizabeth Talford Scott10am-5pmVisual Arts, Celebrating Women MacArthur award-winning artist and Baltimore icon Joyce J. Scott’s earliest art lessons were at the knee of her mother, the renowned fiber artist Elizabeth Talford Scott.City: Baltimore
Hometown Girl: Contemporary Quilts of Mimi DietrichVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Celebrating Women, History & Heritage This exhibition features one-of-a-kind appliqué quilts created by Baltimore-native Mimi Dietrich. The exhibition is on view through March 2020. The MdHS museum is open Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm,...City: Baltimore
Literary Mount Vernon Walking TourVaries depending on dayHistory & Heritage, Literary Arts Follow in the footsteps of Baltimore's literary luminaries and discover the elegant brownstone mansions and majestic cultural institutions built by Baltimore's successful 19th-century merchants and...City: Baltimore
Movie Night on the Creek in Downtown Frederick7-11pmVisual Arts, Food & Drink This summer, enjoy five free movie nights - outdoor theater style. Get ready to enjoy some of the best movies right here in Downtown Frederick. Admission is free; beer, wine...City: Frederick
Murder Mystery: The Late Late Late ShowVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, Visual 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.City: Cumberland
Oletha DeVane: Traces of the Spirit10am-5pmVisual Arts, Celebrating Women, Multicultural Projected lights, sounds, and reflective surfaces convey a sense of flowing water in Oletha DeVane’s installation, Traces of the Spirit, presented inside the BMA’s Spring House.City: Baltimore
Pat McCleary + 7 Artists: Family TreeVisual Arts Art exhibit includes paintings, pastels, watercolors, photos, digital art and quilt hangings. Opening reception: 10/3 5-7pm. Artist Talks: Pat McCleary 10/5 2-4pm; Elizabeth Beachley 10/26 2-4pm.City: Hagerstown
Paul Henderson: Photographs from the Civil Rights Era10am-7pmVisual Arts, History & Heritage, Multicultural The Goucher College Library welcomes this Maryland Historical Society traveling exhibition. Paul Henderson was a photojournalist and the Baltimore Afro-American’s first photographer, who captured...City: Baltimore
Portrait Study at Cecil County Arts Council1:30-3:30pmVisual Arts Portrait study takes place on the 2nd floor of the arts council every Friday. Enhance your skills with a live model each week. Bring your art supplies. Tables and chairs provided, easels are...City: Elkton
Reflections: A Brief History of Looking at OurselvesVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, History & Heritage “Reflections: A Brief History of Looking at Ourselves” is a new photography exhibition exploring themes of identity and place that are at the cornerstone of human experience and widely examined in...City: Baltimore
René Treviño: Gran Fury10am-5pmVisual Arts Mexican-American artist, Renè Treviño, is a Baltimore based painter whose work is precise and graphic. Treviño explores themes of history and identity as he is often compelled to create thoughtful,...City: Laurel
Resident Artist Open House10am-2pmVisual Arts Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the museum's resident artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft. You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a...City: Sandy Spring
Sight Lines and Discoveries: Engaging the LandscapeVisual Arts, Nature & Outdoor John Ruppert’s artistic vision inspired the placement of his works within Ladew’s settings which are complementary, sometimes subtle, and intriguing, serving as a catalyst that increases the...City: Monkton
Slavery, The Prison Industrial Complex: Photographs by Keith Calhoun & Chandra McCormick10am-5pmVisual Arts, Multicultural For more than 30 years, New Orleans-natives Keith Calhoun (b. 1955) and Chandra McCormick (b. 1957) have been documenting life in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.City: Baltimore
Spectrum of Fashion: Celebrating Maryland’s StyleVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, History & Heritage This exhibition is a visually stunning installation highlighting the extraordinary breadth of the Maryland Historical Society’s costume collection across four centuries and features nearly 100...City: Baltimore
Sushama Parikh10am-5pmVisual Arts Longtime Montpelier Resident Artist, Sushama Parikh, has studied and practiced her art worldwide. In this exhibition, Parikh showcases some of her favorite pieces including sculptures of horses,...City: Laurel
Teen Beats ShowVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, Food & Drink, Miscellaneous No fun if you're under 21? Not anymore! Here is a place where teens can hang, enjoy a meal, and listen to their favorite songs performed live.City: National Harbor
Teen Takeover, Dueling Piano Show3:30-6pmPerforming Arts, Food & Drink No fun if you're under 21? Not anymore. A fantastic all request dueling piano show geared just for teens. All request live music paired with a lunch buffet and fountain drinks, this show can't be...City: National Harbor
Times of Perception ExhibitionVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Multicultural A multimedia exhibition that reflects on the experience of Japanese internment, the Muslim Ban, and the treatment of Muslims after the War on Terror.City: Owings Mills
Walkersville Southern Railroad Murder Mystery Dinner Train6-8pmPerforming Arts, Food & Drink, History & Heritage Enjoy a four-course meal with gracious service in a grand setting. Board our richly restored 1920s-era dining car at the train station in Walkersville for 6pm departure. Relax to fine dining...City: Walkersville
Yoga on the Creek7-8amMiscellaneous Start your day with free yoga in the amphitheater from 7-8am. All skill levels are welcome and donations are encouraged. Yoga on the Creek is held each Thursday morning, May 9-Oct 3 (except July 4th...City: Frederick
FragmentsVaries depending on dayVisual Arts An exhibit featuring photography by Willy Conley & Don James. Exhibit dates: August 30 - October 11, 2019. City: Ellicott City
DraculaVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, Literary Arts Adapted from the novel by Bram Stoker. The mesmerizing and classic tale of horror and romance: Sinister events in a sanatorium reveal the lurking presence of the greatest vampire of all time.City: Baltimore
Friday Night Flicks - Outdoor Movie Series at The Avenue at White Marsh6-9pmPerforming Arts, Ongoing, Miscellaneous Mark your calendars for Friday Night Flicks, every Friday Night in October. Enjoy patio dining or grab a bite to-go and bring a blanket and enjoy a outdoor movie screening, every Friday night in...City: Baltimore
The Peeps Show: Storytelling with Women in Art & Improv Comedy8:30-9:30pmPerforming Arts, Visual Arts, Celebrating Women See powerhouse women and gender minority performers in a storytelling...City: Baltimore
Jekyll & Hyde: The MusicalVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts Jekyll...City: Greenbelt
A Conversation of Wonder9am-9pmVisual Arts Exhibit, at The Meeting House Gallery, features 22 artists from the Montgomery Art Association. The reception, with refreshments and music, is on Sunday, September 8, 1-3 pm.City: Columbia
Legendary Fertility Statues Arrive in Ocean City!9am-10pmVisual Arts, History & Heritage, Multicultural The Most Popular Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Touring Exhibit begins a limited engagement on Ocean City's Boardwalk. This exhibit is so popular, we recommend that you contact us before making your...City: Ocean City
The Bodice ProjectVaries depending on dayVisual Arts DISTRICT Arts, in conjunction with the Bodice Project, is hosting a breast cancer awareness sculptural exhibit during Breast Cancer Awareness month. The exhibit will run from October 4-October 27...City: Frederick
The Best of the Art League of GermantownVaries depending on dayVisual Arts The Art League of Germantown has curated a fine art display of paintings, drawings, photographs, mixed media, and sculpture. All exhibited pieces are available for sale. Free opening reception/meet...City: Rockville
Elizabeth Casqueiro: Ballyhoo10am-6pmVisual Arts, Ongoing Gallery exhibition of paintings that capture the comic book nature of society.City: Germantown
Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft10am-6pmVisual Arts, Ongoing Gallery exhibition of assemblages of collected objects that explore the absurd.City: Germantown
BIG Time: Interview & Improv Comedy Show8-9pmPerforming Arts "Best Improv Show" - Best of Baltimore magazine. See an improv show where we interview and comedically revere some of Baltimore's most important movers and shakers..City: Baltimore
Fall in Love with Science!Varies depending on dayNature & Outdoor, Ongoing, Miscellaneous This fall, join us to learn all about native trees and autumn leaves. Do you know the science behind the beautiful fall colors we see adorning the trees each year? Come find out, and create your own...City: Havre de Grace
Second Tri-Annual Maryland State Artist Registry Juried Exhibition12N-4pmPerforming Arts, Visual Arts, Multicultural Join Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), in celebrating a statewide, juried exhibition highlighting the wide range of artists and artwork featured on...City: Baltimore