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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

8pmSquirrel Nut ZippersPerforming Arts Fear not Zipsters. The Squirrel Nut Zippers Holiday Caravan Tour will return for the third consecutive year this winter.
7-8:30pmMid Shore Band Holiday ConcertPerforming Arts Hear local musicians spread a little cheer through a mix of well-known and lesser-known holiday tunes.
7-8:30pmWilde Reading Series - DecemberPerforming Arts, Visual Arts, Literary Arts This free literary reading features local poets and authors, as well as an open mic for interested audience members. Free of charge, no registration...

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
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
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
A Great Small Town ChristmasFairs & Festivals, Nature & Outdoor, Miscellaneous The town of Oakland celebrates the holidays with a tree lighting ceremony, sleigh rides, treats from Santa, music, dining specials and great shopping with handcrafted and curated gifts.City: Oakland
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
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 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
Holiday Tours at Montpelier11am-4pmVisual Arts, History & Heritage See Montpelier dressed up for the holidays on these self-guided tours. Local community groups deck the halls and rooms.City: Laurel
The Maryland Corn MazeVaries depending on dayFairs & Festivals, Food & Drink, Nature & Outdoor Get lost in an eight acre Corn Maze then stay...City: Gambrills
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
Holiday Midnight Madness Shopping In AnnapolisVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, Fairs & Festivals Lights, garland, action! Historic Annapolis' shops throw open their doors! Enjoy musical performances, food & refreshments & stroll Thursdays, December 5th and 12th, 2019; 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m....City: Annapolis
The Nutcracker presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland - Maryland HallVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts The Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents The Nutcracker. Discover the possibility of dreams and the magic of Christmas.City: Annapolis
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
A Christmas Carol at Chesapeake Shakespeare CompanyVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts The classical holiday story told with a Baltimore twist! Ebenezer Scrooge lives in Victorian Baltimore in our one-of-a-kind adaptation of the classic ghost story. City: Baltimore
Annual Community Art Show: The Best Local Art of the YearVisual Arts, Ongoing, Miscellaneous Art Exhibit: Annual Community Art Show: The Best Local Art of 2019 December 5 - January 7. Opening Reception: Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5-7pm. Artist Talk: TBA Please use the A...City: Hagerstown
Holiday Candlelight Stroll - Annapolis7-8:30pmHistory & Heritage, Nature & Outdoor Stroll through Annapolis alongside a colonial guide and learn about holiday traditions. Includes tour inside the historic Hammond Harwood House for additional seasonal spirit. Departs Info Booth at...City: Annapolis
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
Annual Community Art Show: The Best Local Art of 2019Varies depending on dayVisual Arts, Ongoing, Miscellaneous Juried Community Exhibit w/cash prizes! December 5, 2019 through January 7, 2020. Opening Reception: Thursday, 12/5 5-7pm. Gallery hours: Tuesdays - Fridays, 11am-5pm & Saturdays 10am-4pm.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 exhibition features approximately 20 works from the BMA’s collection. Check schedule...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
Countryside Artisans Holiday Gallery & Studio Tour10am-5pmVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, History & Heritage Holiday shopping in the countryside means you can discover meaningful gifts of local, original, high-quality art and fine crafts on the Countryside Artisans’ Holiday Gallery...City: Beallsville
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
December Saturdays in Downtown Frederick5-9pmVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Food & Drink December Saturdays mean all day activities, holiday lights, late-night shopping and dining, and a free trolley to guide your way. During each of the first three Saturdays in December, celebrate the...City: Frederick
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
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, Celebrating Women 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
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
Spectrum of Fashion: Celebrating Maryland’s StyleVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, History & Heritage This is a visually stunning installation highlighting the extraordinary breadth of the Maryland Historical Society’s costume collection across four centuries featuring nearly 100 examples of women’s...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
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
Annmarie Ornament Show & SaleVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Miscellaneous Looking for a unique gift made with love? The Annmarie Ornament Show...City: Solomons
A Stitch to Wear: Wearable Art Competition & Exhibition11am-5pmVisual Arts This juried competition will focus on art as attire, and will include anything that can be worn, including jewelry.City: Cumberland
Sailing Through Winter SolsticeVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Ongoing Visit 18 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
The Best Christmas Pageant EverVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids - probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't...City: Annapolis
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
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
Metropolitan Ballet Theatre's Annual Production of The NutcrackerVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts Metropolitan Ballet Theatre's 31st Annual Production of The Nutcracker.City: Rockville
The Nutcracker Suite - Metropolitan Ballet Theatre10-10:45amPerforming Arts MBT's The Nutcracker Suite, a shorter-length version of the classic holiday balletCity: Rockville
Family Workshop: Create Buttermold Ornaments11am-2pmVisual Arts, History & Heritage Create an heirloom salt dough ornament for your home this holiday season! Using acrylic paint and some of our collection of antique buttermolds, you'll make your own German masterpiece.City: Hagerstown
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
Festival of Trains with Queen Anne's Railroad Society12N-5pmVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, History & Heritage See 10,000 square feet of fantastic model train displays. Enjoy complimentary refreshments, silent auctions, raffles and history displays. Some layouts are even interactive for the kids!City: Chester
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
The WizVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is a joyous modern retelling of L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s story reflecting contemporary African-American culture.City: Baltimore
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
Muddy Creek Artists Guild Holiday Art Show and SaleVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Miscellaneous It's the Annual Muddy Creek Artists Guild Holiday Art Show and Sale! Come explore unique creations from over 40 local South County artists of almost every medium. You won't want to miss it! Find...City: Edgewater
BARE: Worldwide Musical PhenomenonVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, Multicultural, Miscellaneous Bare, the worldwide coming-of-age rock musical phenomenon, and one the most significant pieces of contemporary queer musical theatre, follows a group of high school renegades at a Catholic co-ed...City: Baltimore
Bel Cantanti Opera - Donizetti's "Don Pasquale"Varies depending on dayPerforming Arts Performed in Italian with English supertitles. In costume, fully staged, accompanied by orchestra. Norina: Leah Brzyski; Don Pasquale: Andrew Adelsberger; Malatesta: Rob McGinness; Ernesto: Alan...City: Silver Spring
The Secret Life of Earth: Alive! Awake! (and Possibly Really Angry!)10am-5pmVisual Arts, Nature & Outdoor, Ongoing Earthlings - climate change skeptics, the world's leading eco-scientists...City: Baltimore
Bel Cantanti Opera - Donizetti's "Don Pasquale" CANCELLED!Performing Arts All performances cancelled due to illness.City: Silver Spring
Live Music & Santa, Oh My!Varies depending on dayPerforming Arts, Food & Drink, Miscellaneous Cold, Cold, Go Away. Come Inside Where You Can Play! Looking for a fun place for the entire family? A place where kids are encouraged to wiggle in their seats, get up and move? Let your child...City: National Harbor
National Harbor Tree Light Show Presented by Chase5:30pmVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Ongoing Through January 5, ignite your holiday spirit with the nightly lighting of the 56-foot tree at National Harbor. The light show is accompanied by snowfall as two million twinkling lights come on...City: Middleburg
Christmas Shopping with Alpacas at Shepherd's Purse Alpacas10am-5pmVisual Arts, Nature & Outdoor, Miscellaneous Shop for unique alpaca holiday gifts at our It's Alpaca! Farm Boutique. De-stress with the alpacas and shop for sweaters, hats, gloves, yarn, stuffed animals, and other toys and accessories.City: Mount Airy
The Secret Life of Earth: Alive! Awake! (and Possibly Really Angry!) VIRTUALLY10am-5pmVisual Arts, Nature & Outdoor, Ongoing Earthlings - climate change skeptics, eco-scientists...City: Baltimore