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January


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​Broadway Bound. Broadway’s King of Comedy brings his young alter ego, Eugene, back to Brighton Beach as he and his brother, Stanley hilariously struggle to break into show business as comedy writers for CBS, and watch helplessly as their parents’ marriage implodes. Simon’s Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-nominated comedy provides a potent mix of laughter and tears. Ticket prices and showtimes vary. The Vagabond Players, Inc., 806 S Broadway, Baltimore. https://vagabondplayers.org/show/152/broadway-bound



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Eight is the Magic Number. In this collaboration between Baltimore-based School of Magic Arts and Creative Alliance, new magicians will learn different effects based on the eight types of stage magic. They will also construct their very own props to use in performance! Geared toward middle-school students. No experience required. $120 for six classes; $110 Members. 3:30PM-5:30PM Thursdays. Creative Alliance Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. ​https://creativealliance.org/event/eight-is-the-magic-number-introduction-to-magic/



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​22nd World Of Pets Expo. The World of Pets Expo is a fun and educational experience for the entire family, including children and pets of all kind. For less than the price of a movie ticket you and your family can experience a full day of education and entertainment. There is truly something for everyone, from animal lovers to the casual pet owner. The World of Pets Expo will feature many returning popular entertainers, and many new and exciting acts and exhibitors. In addition to the many shows and activities, there are educational opportunities and workshops and seminars addressing unique pet needs, food and nutrition, behavior and more, all offered by pet and animal experts. $12 Adults & Children over 12; $5 Children ages 5-12; FREE Children under 5. 2PM-8PM Friday; 10AM-7PM Saturday; 10AM-5PM Sunday. Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd., Lutherville-Timonium. https://www.marylandstatefair.com/fairgrounds/year-round-events/14th-world-of-pets-expo-premier-events-inc-123252015



27-February 5


Baltimore Restaurant Week. Restaurant Week returns Winter of 2023! Get ready for lunch and dinner deals featuring $25, $25, $45 menus. Click the link for participating restaurants and more information. https://baltimorerestaurantweek.com/



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Craft Your Own Cocktail Class. Always wanted to learn how to make cocktails like the pros? Gather in Sagamore's tasting room with individual stations to make two of their signature cocktails. Get ready to get hands-on creating these thirst-quenching cocktails! $25. 6:30PM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. https://sagamorespirit.com/events-tours-experiences/special-classes/#id=craft-your-own-cocktail-class-1



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Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-In. Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-in class is great for younger kids and families! Join Creative Alliance in the Creativity Center to create fun seasonal crafts and art projects based on current exhibitions! Come make a mess at their house! FREE. 12PM-3PM. Creative Alliance Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/kerplunk-free-family-art-drop-in-2/2023-01-28/


Family Painted Screens Workshop w/ Michael Seipp. Painted screens are a unique Baltimore folk art. This workshop will include a short film on the history of the painted screen and early painted screen artists and a demonstration of the painted screen technique. Paint a small screen to take home with you based on provided designs or create your own! $10. 4PM. Creative Alliance Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/family-painted-screens-workshop-w-michael-seipp/ 



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Craft Your Own Brunch Cocktail Class.
 Looking to kick off your Sunday bright and early? Indulge with Sagamore Spirit for our Craft Your Own Brunch Cocktails Class. Come join the Sagamore teammates as they walk you through the history of Sagamore Spirit. Gather in a tasting room with individual stations to make two brunch inspired, whiskey cocktails! $25. 10:30AM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. https://sagamorespirit.com/events-tours-experiences/special-classes/#id=cocktail-class


Larry & Joe. ​A duo destined to make music together–Larry & Joe are Joe Troop, founder and bandleader of former Grammy-nominated Latingrass ensemble Che Apalache, and Larry Bellorín, a powerhouse of Llanera music who’s also an asylum-seeking migrant. Currently based in the Triangle of North Carolina, both men are versatile multi-instrumentalists and singer-songwriters on a mission to show that music has no borders. As a duo they perform a fusion of Venezuelan and Appalachian folk music on harp, banjo, cuatro, fiddle, maracas, guitar, upright bass, and whatever else they decide to throw in the van. The program they offer features a distinct blend of their musical inheritances and traditions as well as storytelling about the ways that music and social movements coalesce. $23; $20 Members; $12 Virtual. 7PM. Creatie Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/larry-and-joe/



February


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​The Classics Cocktail Class. Join Sagamore Spirit at the distillery and dive into the intricacies of two of the most iconic whiskey cocktails, the Old Fashioned and Manhattan. Guests will enjoy a learning about history of this classic cocktails, then it's time to get hands-on. With individual bartending stations, you will mix up a traditional Old Fashioned and Manhattan using their signature rye whiskey! $27. 6:30PM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. https://sagamorespirit.com/events-tours-experiences/special-classes/#id=the-classics-cocktail-class


Comedy Night at Hopkins Farm Brewery. Join Hopkins Farm for a Comedy Night. Call Lev at the Brewery to reserve your seats - 410-914-5727. FREE, donations welcomed. 7PM. Hopkins Farm Brewery, 3833 Rider Ln., Havre de Grace. https://www.facebook.com/events/904727757606674



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Interactive Movie Night: Death Becomes Her. Shout the lines, play games, imbibe glamorous drink specials, and win stuff! Creative Alliance is making Death Becomes her into an interactive movie night with special guest host Betty O'Hellno and Fulla Regrets. Come early to mingle wiht your hosts, get your game pack, grab a drink and get the best seat.  A limited number of game packs will be available at the door prior to the show. They include everything you need to play the totally made up Death Becomes Her Movie Game. Feeling extra glamorous?  Get a VIP table that includes 4 seats, a bottle of Champagne, game packets for 4 people and the best view. Prizes for the best costumes! $20 General Admission; $17 Members; $125 VIP Table; $120 Member VIP Table. 7pm Mingle; 8pm Film. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Easter Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/interactive-movie-night-death-becomes-her/



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Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-In. Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-in class is great for younger kids and families! Join Creative Alliance in the Creativity Center to create fun seasonal crafts and art projects based on current exhibitions! Come make a mess at their house! This week work on a Fabric Landscape Collage by piecing together a memory of a favorite place. FREE. 12PM-3PM. Creative Alliance Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/kerplunk-free-family-art-drop-in-2/2023-02-04/


Kaki King: Everybody Loves You. Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kaki King’s 2003 debut album, Everybody Loves You! Hear never-before-told stories about the making Everybody Loves You, reflect on the impact of the record, and mull over the meaning of 20 years as a particular milestone. Be swept away by fan-favorites like “Night After Sidewalk,” “Fortuna,” and many other beloved songs. Most importantly, be prepared to shred up Valentine’s Day card nostalgia…or maybe just SHRED! $25 General Admission; $22 Members; $40 Reserved Front Row Seats; $36 Members Reserved Front Row Seats; $15 Virtual Streaming. 8PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/kaki-king-modern-yesterdays/



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Craft Your Own Brunch Cocktail Class. Looking to kick off your Sunday bright and early? Indulge with Sagamore Spirit for our Craft Your Own Brunch Cocktails Class. Come join the Sagamore teammates as they walk you through the history of Sagamore Spirit. Gather in a tasting room with individual stations to make two brunch inspired, whiskey cocktails! $27. 10:30AM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. https://sagamorespirit.com/events-tours-experiences/special-classes/#id=cocktail-class



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​Galentine's Day Craft Your Own Cocktail Class. Looking for a fun night out with the gals? Indulge with Sagamore Spirit for a Galentine's Cocktail Class. Join one of their teammates as they share the history of Sagamore Spirit and the process of how they make all of their Rye Whiskey. Gather in one of a tasting rooms with individual stations to make some Galentine themed cocktails. You’ll get hands on in creating two cocktails and your ticket also includes a special welcome cocktail, shopping discounts, and desserts. $37.80. 5:30PM or 7:30PM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. https://sagamorespirit.com/events-tours-experiences/special-classes/#id=galentine-s-day-craft-your-own-cocktail-class



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The Classics Cocktail Class. Join Sagamore Spirit at the distillery and dive into the intricacies of two of the most iconic whiskey cocktails, the Old Fashioned and Manhattan. Guests will enjoy a learning about history of this classic cocktails, then it's time to get hands-on. With individual bartending stations, you will mix up a traditional Old Fashioned and Manhattan using their signature rye whiskey! $27. 6:30PM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. https://sagamorespirit.com/events-tours-experiences/special-classes/#id=the-classics-cocktail-class



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Timonium International Motorcycle Show. The country's most complete motorcycle show for three big days. Hundreds of new bikes from major brands - new motorcycles and ATVs for road and off-road, plus a swap meet. Enjoy show discounts; an indoor flat track; a vintage, custom and antique bike show; kids' activities like face painting; prizes; and, a full bar! Ticket discounts for active military and first responders. $15 Adult in advance; $5 Children ages 10-15 in advance; $25 Early Bird at the door; $20 Adult at the door; $10 Children ages 10-15 at the door; FREE Children under 1010AM-8PM Friday & Saturday, 10AM-3PM Sunday. Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd., Lutherville-Timonium. https://motorcycleswapmeets.com/timonium-international-motorcycle-show/



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Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-In. Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-in class is great for younger kids and families! Join Creative Alliance in the Creativity Center to create fun seasonal crafts and art projects based on current exhibitions! Come make a mess at their house! This week work on an Alcohol Ink Stained Glass by playing with abstract patterns and creating an artwork that interacts with light. FREE. 12PM-3PM. Creative Alliance Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/kerplunk-free-family-art-drop-in-2/2023-02-11/



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​Valentine's Day Craft Your Own Brunch Cocktails Class. Looking to kick off Valentine's Day bright and early? Indulge with Sagamore Spirit for a Valentine's Brunch Cocktail Class. Come join one of their teammates as they discuss the history of Sagamore Spirit. Gather in one of the tasting rooms with individual stations to make some brunch inspired cocktails. You’ll get hands on in creating two cocktails and your ticket also includes a fun welcome cocktail, shopping discounts, and desserts. $37.80. 10AM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. https://sagamorespirit.com/events-tours-experiences/special-classes/#id=valentine-s-day-craft-your-own-brunch-cocktails-class


Alash. Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing—a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time—Alash are deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. They are also fans of Western music! Believing that traditional music must constantly evolve, the musicians subtly infuse their songs with Western elements, creating their own unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their Tuvan musical heritage. $21 General Admission; $18 Members; $10 Virtual Streaming. 7PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/alash/



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Love & Chocolate: Yoga at the Liriodendron. Join Gemma for a special Love & Chocolate themed Hatha Yoga class at the Liriodendron Mansion. Open your heart, meditate with chocolate, practice self-love & make connections. Love, chocolate & yoga; what could be better?! Bring your own mat, your own props and water. See link for registration details. Space is limited. $20. 6:30PM-7:30PM. Liriodendron Mansion, 502 W Gordon St., Bel Air. https://www.facebook.com/events/831652371249125



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Maryland RV Show. The Maryland RV Show sets up camp (Indoors) at the Maryland State Fairgrounds for two consecutive weekends. Check out all the latest 20232 RV Brands and Models from the largest Class A Motorhomes to the full range of sizes of Class B & C Motorhomes. On display can be found the complete lines of Travel Trailers and 5th Wheels many featuring the newest slide-outs and Toy Hauler variations plus many styles of economical, compact Tent Campers and Mini “Tear Drop” type travel trailers. FREE Admission Fridays and Monday; $8 Adults in Advance; $12 Three Day Multi-Pass in Advance; $10 Adults at the Door; $15 Three Day Multi-Pass at the Door; FREE Children under 12. 10AM-8PM Friday & Saturday; 10AM-6PM Sunday & Monday. Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd., Lutherville-Timonium. https://timoniumrvshow.com/



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Country Blues Master: Jontavious Willis. Every generation or so, a young bluesman bursts onto the scene and sends a jolt through the blues community. Jontavious Willis may just have that effect on people. Many fans of Willis regard him as an old soul. His style of playing the instruments and his voice touches the very roots of country blues. He brings back the true soul of the music. A newspaper headline once called him a “70-year-old bluesman in a 20-year-old body.” $22 General Admission; $19 Members; $10 Virtual Streaming. 8PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/country-blues-master-jontavious-willis/



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​Dino Day. The dinosaurs are taking over at the Maryland Science Center! Get ready for a dino-sized science adventure! Uncover fossils and learn about the creatures who roamed the Earth millions of years ago. Find out what tools and techniques scientists use to unravel the mysteries of our prehistoric planet through hands-on activity stations. All activities are free with paid admission or Maryland Science Center membership. FREE with admission. 12PM-4PM. Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., Baltimore. https://www.mdsci.org/event/dino-day/


Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-In. Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-in class is great for younger kids and families! Join Creative Alliance in the Creativity Center to create fun seasonal crafts and art projects based on current exhibitions! Come make a mess at their house! FREE. 12PM-3PM. Creative Alliance Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/kerplunk-free-family-art-drop-in-2/2023-02-18/


Mortified Baltimore: Doomed Valentine's Day. The wildly popular Mortified Baltimore, produced by Alex Hewett and Adam Ruben, stars everyday adults sharing their most embarrassingly real teenage diary entries, poems, love letters, lyrics, and locker notes … in front of total strangers. Hailed as a “cultural phenomenon” by Newsweek, this is a comic excavation of the strange and extraordinary things we created as teens. $25 General Admission; $22 Members; $15 Virtual Streaming. Two shows: 6:30PM & 9PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. 6:30PM Show: https://creativealliance.org/event/mortified-baltimore-doomed-valentines-day/2023-02-18/  9PM Show: https://creativealliance.org/event/mortified-baltimore-doomed-valentines-day-2/2023-02-18/



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Craft Your Own Brunch Cocktail Class. 
Looking to kick off your Sunday bright and early? Indulge with Sagamore Spirit for our Craft Your Own Brunch Cocktails Class. Come join the Sagamore teammates as they walk you through the history of Sagamore Spirit. Gather in a tasting room with individual stations to make two brunch inspired, whiskey cocktails! $27. 10:30AM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. https://sagamorespirit.com/events-tours-experiences/special-classes/#id=cocktail-class



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Winter Walk in the Woods. Visit the historic Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air on Presidents' Day for this free popular annual outdoor event! Enjoy an easy hike through the woods around the Liriodendron Mansion and along the Ma and Pa Trail as you learn about what's happening there in the colder months from Naturalist Scott McDaniel from Susquehannock Wildlife Society. Meet in the Broadway parking lot at 1 pm, and make your way to one of the Mansion's porticos, where free light refreshments will be provided. All ages welcome! Please wear sturdy shoes and warm clothes. FREE. 1PM. The Liriodendron Mansion, 502 W Gordon St., Bel Air. https://www.facebook.com/events/883873049424405/


​The Love Songs of the Presidents. ​The Dan Meyer Choir is BACK with its Presidents Day holiday tradition: The Love Songs of the Presidents! Baltimore’s most original community choir has combined all the romance of Valentines Day with the glory of Presidents Day by setting the love poetry of former US Presidents to four-part choral music. From George Washington to George W. Bush, come experience the profound, funny, and bizarre romantic words of some of our former Commanders in Chief. $5 Advance Tickets; $10 General Admission at the Door; $7 Members at the Door. 3PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/the-love-songs-of-the-presidents/



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Baby Laurence Legacy Project: Baby's 102nd Birthday Celebration. Tap dancer and vocalist, Brinae Ali, and her bandmates of the Baltimore Jazz Collective celebrate the life and legacy of Baltimore’s greatest tap dancer: Baby Laurence (February 24, 1921-April 2, 1974). Baby Laurence was the first tap dancer to record a jazz album—Dancemaster (recorded in 1959, released in 1977). Brinae will be sharing works in progress that reimagine his music, as well as original compositions and choreography. $25 General Admission; $22 Members; $12 Virtual Streaming. 8PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/baby-laurence-legacy-project-babys-102nd-birthday-celebration/



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Introduction to Capoeira for Children. Capoeira Angola cultivates control of emotions, body, and mind. Capoeira Angola is a rigorous workout that resembles both martial arts and dance. It also develops a cultural philosophy—rich in music, community, and Afro-Brazilian ancestral connections. Capoeira Angola develops a dialogue between two bodies. In class, students will learn and practice the basic movements of Capoeira, both solo and with partners, while following the teacher through movements and sequences. Students will also learn the songs of Capoeira and, through them, the Portuguese language and Afro-Brazilian history and culture. Students will sing as well as learn to play instruments such as berimbau, pandeiro, agogo, reco-reco, and atabaque as part of the class. Students should wear comfortable shoes, pants (no shorts), and loose-fitting t-shirts. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the class. $15 Registration; $12 Members. 9AM. Creative Alliance Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/introduction-to-capoeira-for-children/


Introduction to Capoeira for Adults. Capoeira Angola cultivates control of emotions, body, and mind. Capoeira Angola is a rigorous workout that resembles both martial arts and dance. It also develops a cultural philosophy—rich in music, community, and Afro-Brazilian ancestral connections. Capoeira Angola develops a dialogue between two bodies. In class, students will learn and practice the basic movements of Capoeira, both solo and with partners, while following the teacher through movements and sequences. Students will also learn the songs of Capoeira and, through them, the Portuguese language and Afro-Brazilian history and culture. Students will sing as well as learn to play instruments such as berimbau, pandeiro, agogo, reco-reco, and atabaque as part of the class. Students should wear comfortable shoes, pants (no shorts), and loose-fitting t-shirts. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the class. $25 Registration; $22 Members. 10AM. Creative Alliance Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/introduction-to-capoeira-for-adults/


Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-In. Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-in class is great for younger kids and families! Join Creative Alliance in the Creativity Center to create fun seasonal crafts and art projects based on current exhibitions! Come make a mess at their house! FREE. 12PM-3PM. Creative Alliance Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/kerplunk-free-family-art-drop-in-2/2023-02-25/


There's No Place Like Home. An evening of food, drink, and live music honoring the Baltimore Ravens and benefiting the MD SPCA's Lucy Community Fund (LCF). The LCF provides free pet food, vet care, and other services to keep pets in loving homes where they belong. $150 Individual Ticket; $250 Couples Discount. 6PM-10PM. The Accelerator Space, 417 Benninghaus Rd., Baltimore. https://support.mdspca.org/event/no-place-like-home/e453887



Farmers' Markets


​​32nd Street Farmers' Market (year-round). ​The Waverly Farmers Market is more than a source of good food, it’s also the Charles Village social event of the week. Open year-round, rain or shine, the market provides fresh fruit and veggies, thick slabs of meat ready for the barbecue as well as baked goods and preserves, among other culinary delights.​ Open Saturdays 7AM-12PM, all year long. Located in the parking lot at the intersection of E 32nd Street & Barclay Street, Baltimore. https://www.32ndstreetmarket.org/map/



Ongoing Online and Virtual Enrichment Events
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Miscellaneous and Just for Fun


LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems! Mo Willems, beloved children's author, invites you into his studio every day for his lunch doodle. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. If you post your art to social media, be sure to hashtag it with #MoLunchDoodles! New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1PM and then remain online to be streamed afterwards. Check back each weekday for new lunch doodles! FREE. https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems

Museums, National Parks and Gardens


Virtual Tour of The Waddesdon Manorm in Waddesdon, England. This Neo-Renaissance style château that has been a Rothschild family home since the late 1800s. The house, the grounds, and the majority of the collections seen throughout the home have been left to the National Trust, so that the public can visit and appreciate the home and gardens. The gardens were designed by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild with help from landscape architect Elie Lainé. The breathtakingly beautiful interiors of Waddesdon Manor can also be virtually toured using the link provided. FREE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyYuxTfdtKo


Virtual Tour of Claude Monet’s Garden, Giverny, France. Claude Monet's garden inspired much of his painting. Royal Academy curator Ann Dumas introduces Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny in Normandy, which is open to the public between March and November and maintained by a team of gardeners led by James Priest. FREE. Garden tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjWx2WNXFF4


Virtual Tour of Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago IL. With over 50,000 members, the Chicago Botanic Garden has the highest membership of any public garden in the United States. The Garden consists of 385 acres and has a grand total of 27 gardens and four natural areas. Some of the 27 gardens include the English Walled Garden, the Japanese Garden, and the Plant Science Center. Boyce Tankersley, director of plant documentation, takes you on a tour of what's in bloom this summer. FREE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV0Ryaw0hGc


Virtual Tour of Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Papaikou, HI. ​The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden sits on 17 acres and it includes not only its own garden, but a nature preserve as well. With waterfalls, streams, and a boardwalk situated on the Pacific coast, this virtual tour is certainly a calming one, both visually and audibly. Expect to see more than 2,000 plant species, including over 80 species of heliconias and bromeliads, not to mention coconut and mango palm trees that have been around for over a century. FREE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtZ0dcUzGX8


​Virtual Tour of Kew Gardens, Richmond, England. Kew Gardens is part of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, which also includes Wakehurst, a historic house and garden located over an hour away, in West Sussex, England. Located on 326 acres and boasting its own palace, Kew Gardens is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This virtual tour of 10 of the top ten sites in the Kew Gardens, also includes Kew Palace, the main surviving structure is known as Dutch House, which was once the residence of King George III and his family. Kew Gardens and Wakehurst have a grand total of approximately 27,000 taxa of plants, over 8 million specimens of plants and fungal herbarium, and a seed bank that contains more than 40,000 species. FREE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioG_Vfh0Kxw


Virtual Tour Five National Parks. If you want to escape to the great outdoors, you can virtually explore national parks. Google Arts & Culture teamed up with five national parks across the country to provide video tours led by rangers. From glaciers in Alaska to volcanoes in Hawaii, the tours will take you on incredible journeys. FREE. https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/parks


Museum Tours from Around the World. On Google Arts & Culture, you can take a virtual tour of thousands of museums around the world. According to Fast Company, the tech giant partnered with more than 2,500 museums and galleries, some of which include the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and London's National Gallery. FREE. https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en

Virtual Tour the Louvre. While the Louvre in France is closed, you can virtually tour their exhibits. Tours allow you to zoom in on certain pieces and descriptions for more information. FREE. https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne


Virtual Tour Buckingham Palace. An iconic building and official residence of The Queen, Buckingham Palace has been the focus of many moments of national celebration. It is also a busy working building welcoming tens of thousands of people through its gates each year for Investitures, Garden Parties, Audiences and other events. Explore this magnificent building via a virtual tour. FREE. https://www.royal.uk/virtual-tours-buckingham-palace


Virtual Tour of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL. Vizcaya is a Mediterranean Revival-style villa with Baroque elements that was once the home of businessman James Deering. The estate consists of 43 acres. It took eight years and $15 million to build the villa, and another year to complete the Italian Renaissance-style gardens and Vizcaya Village, which consists of 11 buildings across 12 acres, including greenhouses, fields, staff quarters, a garage, barns, and workshops. Explore the grounds and buildings in this virtual tour. FREE. https://vizcaya.org/virtualtour/


Virtual Tour of The Frick Collection, New York, NY. ​This Beaux Arts-style mansion located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan was once home to Henry Clay Frick, one of the most prominent industrialists during the Gilded Age. Take a virtual tour and see Old Masters paintings, decorative arts, and European sculptures in this former residence turned art museum, which includes Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Whistler, Bellini, Vermeer, and Goya, to name a few. FREE. https://www.frick.org/visit/virtual_tour


Virtual Tour of the Vatican Museums. Instilling a sense of wonder in everyone who enters, the 15th century Sistine Chapel is most renowned for Michelangelo's ceiling frescos. You'll have them (and the rest of the place) to yourself if you visit virtually, before making your way through a whole series of Vatican Museums—not least, Raphael’s Room and the New Wing. FREE. http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/tour-virtuali-elenco.1.html


The National Museum of Natural History. One of the world's most visited museums, and in our own backyard, this branch of the Smithsonian is magic at keeping kids of all ages entertained and learning. If your household could use some of that right now, head on in and start exploring the fossils, ocean life, even the insect zoo. And for pure eye candy, hit the Gems and Minerals Wing, or the Butterfly Pavilion. FREE. https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour


Volcanoes National Park. ​It may not be the best known of our national parks, but Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island is certainly one of the most unforgettable, as you'll experience on this ranger-led tour. You’ll see stunning images of the rippling black rock formations and the still-fiery lava flows that feed them. You’ll also stand inside a rainforest, go underground to tour a lava tube and take a helicopter flight over an active volcano—a vantage you’d be hard pressed to find on an actual visit. FREE. https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/hawaii-volcanoes/nahuku-lava-tube-tour​


The British Museum. ​Home to no fewer than 8,000,000 works, this is one of the world's largest collectiosn. Even the tiniest objects hold their own on this virtual tour - you can view individual pieces, play audio to learn more, and search for related works. There's also a scrolling capability that lets you go back thousands of years. FREE. https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/


Tour the Taj Mahal. Built by a 17th-century Mughal emperor in memory of his favorite wife, who died during childbirth, the Taj Mahal is one of the most lavish architectural tributes on earth. For perspective on how the marble exterior shade-shifts throughout the day, from early-morning pinks to dusky blues, check out this video. The persistent thrum of tour groups makes the scene that much more realistic. FREE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=665AHTNpf2o


Virtual Deep Dives. Immerse yourself in the deep blue sea. NOAA is willing to take you there gear and cost free: You can do a series of virtual dives through National Marine Sanctuaries, whether you want to peace out to the waters around American Samoa (don’t miss Big Momma), the Florida Keys (have a look at the Aquarius Reef Base research center) or any of several spots in between. FREE. https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/vr/


​Street Art Tours. If you’ve ever turned a city corner to be stopped in your tracks by the Technicolor explosion of a mural, you know the impact of street art. You can explore the world’s best graffiti, from Buenos Aires to Bombay, in Google’s impressive Street Art collection. See dozens of collections of the world's street art including giant abstractions that transform no-nonsense industrial buildings in Moscow, portraits in the arrondissements of Paris, and in Berlin, relive the fall of the wall through its iconic graffiti. FREE. https://streetart.withgoogle.com/en/online-exhibitions


Northern Lights. The traditional version of Northern Lights chasing includes piling on layers of clothing, waddling into a gorgeous but bone chilling expanse, waiting, running inside to warm up and repeating this dance hoping that you don't miss your chance. One advantage of watching from home, which you can do thanks to Manitoba’s Churchill Northern Studies Center, is that you cut straight to nature’s most amazing light show. Late winter into early spring happens to be among the best times to tune in. FREE. https://explore.org/livecams/aurora-borealis-northern-lights/northern-lights-cam


​The Great Wall of China. Of the Great Wall's 4,000 total miles, 3,000 or so are walkable. Visit this New Wonder of the World virtually and start doing reconnaissance for your own trek without wearing out the tread on your gym shoes. FREE. https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china


Zoos and Aquariums


Smithsonian National Zoo Webcams. ​Aquariums and zoos across the country are live streaming their animals, so you can see what they're up to. Smithsonian's National Zoo has webcams of naked mole-rats, lions, giant pandas, and elephants. While the webcams will remain online, the animals might not be visible because volunteers won't be operating the webcams. FREE. https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams


Houston Zoo Webcams. Tune in to the Houston Zoo webcams to see giraffes, gorillas, elephants, chimps, rhinos, and and leafcutter ants. FREE. https://www.houstonzoo.org/explore/webcams/


The Monterey Bay Aquarium Webcams. Through 10 webcams, you can virtually visit sea otters, moon jellies, sharks, penguins and other see creatures. FREE. https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams


The National Aquarium Webcam. Tune into the National Aquarium's Blacktip Reef, Jellies Invasion and Pacific Coral Reef livestreams and enjoy a piece of the Aquarium from home. Cameras are only live streaming during business hours. After hours you can enjoy a previously recorded live stream segment. FREE. https://www.aqua.org/Experience/live#pcr


San Diego Zoo Webcams. ​The country’s most-visited zoo, with more than 3,500 animals in residence, was a pioneer in the world of open-air habitats and remains a leader in conservation science. You can catch a number of the most beloved inhabitants on live streams. Your virtual visit even has an edge over real life: Though mega-celebs Bai Yun Xiao Liwu were repatriated last year, you'll still find great archival footage of them on the Panda Cam. FREE. https://animals.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams


Safari Live. SafariLive comes very close to the experience and thrill of going on a safari. Track lions, leopards and hyenas as you make your way around herds of wildebeest and elephants, all while expert rangers school you on what you're seeing. Great inspiration to book your next safari, when we are all out of our social isolation, of course. https://www.facebook.com/WildEarthLIVE/ or https://www.facebook.com/WildEarthLIVE/videos/904091053345547/


Musical Performances


BroadwayHD. BroadwayHD, a streaming service for theater fans started in 2015, has long been bringing Broadway performances to people’s living rooms. On the platform, subscribers will find a combination of acquired performances including performances of Cats, The King and I, and Sound of Music, along with originals the platform filmed including performances of Kinky Boots and 42nd Street, from Broadway, The West End, and other elite venues around the world. The platform is currently offering a free seven-day trial, along with a wildly affordable $8.99 monthly plan. So go ahead and watch as many times as you want. You can even sing along if you please because you’re in your own house, who’s going to complain? $8.99/month or $99.99/year after the 7 day FREE trial. https://www.broadwayhd.com/


Digital Stage from The Kennedy Center. Watch extraordinary performances from the Kennedy Center's stages and beyond. They'll feature original works, new clips, and the best of their vast archive which you can also explore on your own. FREE. https://www.kennedy-center.org/digitalstage/


​Sydney Opera House. Now is your chance to take a peek inside the Sydney Opera House. Accompanied by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, cellist Benjamin Schwartz and soprano Nicole Car, you'll wander through a day in the life of the site, from early morning, before the performers arrive, to stolen moments between acts. FREE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hunddVoMjo


Educational Resources and Entertainment for Kids


Scholastic Education Courses. To help millions of students whose schools have closed continue to learn, Scholastic is offering free day-by-day projects. According to its website, “Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers.” The educational projects are categorized by grade levels, which range from pre-k and kindergarten to grades 6 plus. FREE. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html


Science at Home. These science experiments, brought to you by the Maryland Science Center, will keep kids' minds learning and engaged. FREE. https://www.mdsci.org/learn/resources/science-at-home/


American Visionary Arts Museum Educational Resources. ​AVAM offers art workshops at the museum year-round that complement their collection and exhibitions. With these videos, they are coming to YOU with how to's of art projects you can do right at home with everyday household items. Enjoy, and have fun! FREE. http://www.avam.org/for-educators-and-educatees/educational-resources.shtml


​​​​​​Wilkening Consulting. A Seattle based parent and museum consultant has compiled a list of museums with online lesson plans and learning. Check back often for updates and additional links. FREE. http://www.wilkeningconsulting.com/parental-resources.html


Neil Gaiman Reads. English author, Neil Gaiman, is known for writing a vast array of books from graphic novels to children’s books, from short stories to collaborations with the late-great Terry Pratchett. Readers may also know Neil Gaiman for his soothing voice when he reads the likes of Lewis Carroll’s The Jabberwocky in no other than a tulgey wood for a charitable cause. Gaiman has shared free online readings of his works The Graveyard Book and Coraline. Head to his Mouse Circus website for younger readers to listen. FREE. http://www.mousecircus.com/videos/


Goodnight with Dolly. Beginning April 2nd, everyone’s favorite Book Lady, Dolly Parton, is bringing children and families everywhere just what they need during a time of unrest. Goodnight with Dolly is a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly reading select Imagination Library books. It is the hope that this gift will further inspire a love of books and shared storytime during this important period. Dolly hopes this series of stories will provide comfort and reassurance to coping kids and families during the shelter-in-place mandates. There are also links for activity sheets on the site. FREE. https://imaginationlibrary.com/goodnight-with-dolly/


Exercise Classes and Videos


YMCA Exercise Videos. During this time of uncertainty, the Y is here for you. The Y continues to be your support for health and wellbeing, wherever you are. Regular exercise is one component of a healthy lifestyle that can help reduce stress and prevent illness. The Y is offering a variety of at-home exercise options called YMCA 360. You can take group exercise classes for all ages right in your own home at no charge for a limited time! Find some of your favorite classes by browsing videos. https://ymca360.org/


Kore Bootcamps. Virtual Bootcamp! Keep fit while social distancing. $50, first month only. https://korebootcamps.com/

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Cooking Classes and Videos


Baltimore Chef Shop. The “recipes and tips” section of Baltimore Chef Shop has instructions and videos for some fun and kid friendly recipes. FREE. https://www.baltimorechefshop.com/recipes


Great Italian Cooking Lessons With Massimo Bottura. On MasterClass, the subscription site that taps into the expertise of top names in a variety of fields, from the arts to business, you can learn the secrets of contemporary Italian cuisine with the maestro himself, Massimo Bottura, whose three-Michelin-star Osteria Francescana twice took top place at the World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards. The course, called Massimo Bottura Teaches Modern Italian Cooking, covers a lot of ground, from learning how to make Mediterranean-style sole to a “better than panettone” souffle. $90. https://www.masterclass.com/  


How To Make Carbonara With Michael White. Chef Michael White of Marea, Morini, and Ai Fiori knows carbonara. He talks through what al dente means, how to cook spaghetti perfectly al dente, whether you should use guanciale, bacon, or pancetta, and whether it’s ever appropriate to throw your spaghetti against the wall. The real secret, though, is copious amounts of pecorino and parmesan cheese. FREE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-IDUHH0_ow