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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

7:30pmChristmas with Choral ArtsPerforming Arts Holiday choral favorites in the historic and inspiring setting of The Baltimore Basilica continue a 36-year tradition. Explore the Christmas story...
8pmEric RachmanyPerforming Arts Hailing from San Francisco, Eric Rachmany is best known as the front-man for the band, Rebelution. His musical styles range from Reggae to Rock, from...
8pmPatterson Hood of Drive-By TruckersPerforming Arts He may be living in Portland, Oregon, now, but Patterson Hood’s poignant country rock has deep roots in the South.
7pmIf You Knew Me, You'd Love Me: Finding common ground at very special concert by The Ripple EffectPerforming Arts, Multicultural, Miscellaneous It seems everywhere we look, people are taking sides. How can we learn to find common ground? The Ripple Effect’s "If You Knew Me, You'd Love Me" is...
4-7pmLAUNCH Holiday Artisan MarketplaceVisual Arts, Miscellaneous Operation A.R.T.S presents the LAUNCH Holiday Artisan Marketplace, a multi-genre event, featuring a gallery tour of our featured local artists, as...

Monthly events occurring on this date

Annual Ornament Show & SaleVisual Arts, Miscellaneous Unique and affordable ornaments by regional artists are beautifully hung on trees displayed in the main gallery of the arts building. Back for the 11th year. Some dates coincide with the very...City: Solomons
Lights on the Bay5-10pmVisual Arts, Nature & Outdoor, Ongoing Drive through 2mile festive light display at Sandy Point State Park. The festival highlights Annapolis and Eastern Shore Culture. Purchase your 3-D glasses upon admission to make the already magical...City: Annapolis
Miracle on 34th StreetVisual Arts, Miscellaneous Inflatable snowglobes, musical trains and blinking angels adorn homes. A few even allow visitors to peek inside. Lights are on every night from Thanksgiving weekend to January 1, including Christmas...City: Baltimore
Festival of TreesVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, History & Heritage Experience the historic 1820 residence transformed for the season with twinkling lights, wreaths and trees decorated by local individuals, businesses and nonprofits. Vote for your favorite. Closed...City: Frederick
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
Annmarie Garden In LightsVisual Arts, Nature & Outdoor Take a magical tour through the glittering woods. As you stroll, you will be transported to a fantastical place of spectacular lights & amazing "light sculptures." Enjoy music, cafe & ornament show.City: Solomons
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
Victorian Christmas in BerlinFairs & Festivals Berlin, "The coolest small town in America," celebrates the holidays with a traditional Christmas tree lighting kick-off, caroling, a parade, art stroll carriage rides and a New Year's Eve ball drop...City: Berlin
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
Holiday Gift Show and Art Exhibition - RiverArtsVisual Arts The Annual RiverArts Show features works for sale by members of the RiverArts community inspired by the holiday season. The perfect stop on your holiday shopping to see art reflecting the time of...City: Chestertown
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
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
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
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
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
Christmas on the Potomac Featuring ICE!Visual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Miscellaneous Must-see holiday attraction, ICE! features Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Marvel at more than 2 million holiday lights, acres of decorations and holiday activities that will get you in...City: National Harbor
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
Garden of Lights at Brookside GardensNature & Outdoor, Miscellaneous Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. G-...City: Wheaton
Festival of Wreaths - Carroll County ArtsVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Miscellaneous More than 150 unique decorated theme wreaths are up for the (silent) auction. Come and see amazing creativity on display. Vote for your favorite and place a bid. Join this holiday tradition as it...City: Westminster
Lights on the Bay - Sandy Point State ParkVisual Arts, Nature & Outdoor, Miscellaneous Don't miss this spectacular drive-through holiday lights show beside the Chesapeake Bay. The event features dozens of animated...City: Annapolis
Benita Keller: Through Rose-Colored GlassesVisual Arts Photography Exhibit: Benita Keller: Through Rose-Colored Glasses October 31 through December 3. Opening Reception: Thursday, 11/7 5-7pm. Artist Talk: 11/23 2-4pm. Gallery hours: Tuesdays - Fridays,...City: Hagerstown
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
Club 1727: An Open Musical Theater Improv Comedy Workshop7-9pmPerforming Arts What is it like to be a Broadway star? Find out tonight at Club 1727: A Musical Improv Jam. You'll learn how to make up musical theatre lyrics on the spot. You'll get all of the instruction you...City: Baltimore
David Brosch: Recent Work by a Printmaker10am-5pmVisual Arts David Brosch has focused most of his artistic efforts in the last few years producing monochromatic and full-color etchings and linocuts. This show will include limited edition hand-pulled prints.City: Laurel
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, Celebrating Women, History & Heritage 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
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
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
Mickalene Thomas: A Moment's Pleasure10am-5pmVisual Arts The BMA’s commission is the artist’s most ambitious project to date, completely transforming the museum’s two-floor East Lobby and second-floor terrace into a living room for Baltimore.City: Baltimore
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
Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition: Reflections of Self10am-5pmVisual Arts Throughout time, artists have been skilled practitioners of self-reflection and introspection. This year’s county-juried exhibition highlights the variety of ideas that artists use to create...City: Laurel
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
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
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
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
Tinam Valk10am-5pmVisual Arts With subdued colors and layers of texture, Tinam Valk explores land and seascapes. The mixed media paintings depict ambivalent situations that take the viewer on an emotional journey.City: Laurel
Walkersville Southern Railroad Santa Train First ClassVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, Food & Drink, History & Heritage Ride the train with Santa in our First Class Dining Car. Four people/ table/$100 per table. Have your camera ready as Santa visits everyone. Enjoy hot chocolate and Uncle Ralph's cookies upon...City: Walkersville
Walkersville Southern Railroad Santa Train Regular Excursion11am-12:30pm, 1-2:30pm, 3-4:30pmPerforming Arts, Food & Drink, History & Heritage Ride the train with Santa and have your camera ready. Santa will visit with each family. Choose to ride in open car, closed car, or the caboose. ASL Santa on 11/30,12/1, 12/15, 12/21, and 12/22.City: Walkersville
Seeing the Invisible: INFRARED Photography Exhibition - Walter CalahanVaries depending on dayVisual Arts Stevenson University is proud to feature the infrared photography of Walter Calahan, Art...City: Stevenson
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
Baltimore Christmas VillageVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Food & Drink Running for its 7th season, Christmas Village in Baltimore will transform West Shore Park at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor into an authentic German Christmas market. Over 50 local and international...City: Baltimore
Tidewater Players presents: Elf, The MusicalVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts This modern day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear. ELF, THE MUSICAL is appropriate...City: Havre de Grace
Annmarie Ornament Show & SaleVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Miscellaneous Looking for a unique gift made with love? The Annmarie Ornament Show...City: Solomons
Sailing Through Winter SolsticeVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Ongoing Visit seven unique lighted boats sailing on Carroll Creek Linear Park. It is a joyous display and it is all for local charities. Dusk 'til dawn.City: Frederick
Annie - the musicalVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s heart despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City.City: Chestertown
Irving Berlin's White Christmas: The MusicalVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, Miscellaneous Make it a magical Christmas with tickets to see White Christmas, the musical, performed by Century Drama’s Opening Knights. Tickets are $12. Free admission to military. Toys for Tots collection boxes...City: Eldersburg
Art For the Holidays Artists' Gallery All Member ShowVaries depending on dayVisual Arts “Art For the Holidays,” Artists' Gallery's all member show, features over 25 artists working in a varied of mediums. The show runs November 5 through January 12. A free reception will be held...City: Ellicott City
Artists in Fiction3pm, 7pmVisual Arts, Literary Arts Explore the fictions of your favorite artists, turning the pages of both popular and lesser-known novels, then join fellow readers and art enthusiasts one Wednesday a month to discuss forgotten...City: North Bethesda
Christmas in the Woods Craft ShowVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals Get yourself in the holiday spirit by visiting Christmas in the Woods craft show. It's not just all about Christmas. There are Maryland themed items, sports photos, home decor, decorated trees,...City: Bel Air
Creative Writing Workshops Strathmore Mansion7pmPerforming Arts Bring a pen, a notebook, and an open mind! Whether you’re just starting out or have been writing for years, you are welcome; no experience is required.City: North Bethesda
New Media: Poetry in MotionVaries depending on dayVisual Arts An exhibit that transforms the gallery into a screening room to showcase recent video works by Vin Grabill, Brandon Morse, and Joon Sung. These artists experiment with time-based media to create...City: Ellicott City
A Christmas Carol, the MusicalVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts 2nd Star Productions in Bowie, MD presents this holiday classic, reimagined by Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens.City: Bowie
Winter Festival of Lights - Watkins Regional ParkFairs & Festivals, Miscellaneous Enjoy the spectacular drive-through holiday light show with more than a million twinkling lights. This year's festival features fun new displays. Don't miss the giant, 54-foot LED musical tree!City: Upper Marlboro
Winter LightsVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Nature & Outdoor The 3.5 mile drive through the enchanted setting of Seneca Creek State Park takes you past more than 380 illuminated displays and 65 animated vignettes that light up the night. 23rd spectacular...City: Gaithersburg
Fine Arts and Crafts Holiday Gift Show at Sandy Spring MuseumVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features handmade jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts.City: Sandy Spring
Captured Light: Current Photographic Processes10am-5pmVisual Arts Juried exhibit of contemporary photography from artists across the Mid-Atlantic region.City: Germantown
The Polar Express Train RidePerforming Arts Embark on a magical re-creation of the classic children’s story on a real train. Families will love their trip to the North Pole, complete with hot chocolate and cookies, caroling and holiday...City: Cumberland
The Secret Life of Earth: Alive! Awake! (and Possibly Really Angry!)10am-5pmVisual Arts, Nature & Outdoor, Ongoing Beckoning all Earthlings — from climate change skeptics to the world's leading eco-scientists...City: Baltimore