All events were scheduled at the time of posting. Please confirm with event hosts before making plans.​​


September

Through October 24


Maryland Renaissance Festival. A tradition for the entire family, begins its 45th season August 28th and runs Saturdays and Sundays and Labor Day Monday through October 24th for nine weekends of thrills, feasting, handmade crafts, entertainment and merriment in Crownsville, near Annapolis. The 27 acre Village of Revel Grove comes to life each autumn with more than 200 professional performers on ten stages, a 3,000 seat arena with armored jousting on magnificent steeds and streets filled with village characters. Join His Most Royal Highness King Henry VIII in the forests and glades with over 140 artisans exhibiting crafts in their own renaissance shops, five taverns featuring cool libations, 42 food and beverage emporiums providing a vast array of succulent and sweet treats to sate even the most hearty of appetites. Ticket options vary; prices range from $9-$28 per person. Dates and festival times vary. See link for more info. Maryland Renaissance Festival, 1821 Crownsville Rd, Annapolis. https://rennfest.com/



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Core & Cardio with XPF. ​Free outdoor fitness classes! Waterfront Wellness is an annual series designed to make health and wellness easy for the local community. Classes run weekly from June 5 – September 30, 2021 (weather permitting). Due to safety guidelines and to help manage class sizes, all participants must pre-register for each class. This class brings you body-weight Cardio and Core training (no equipment required). FREE. 6PM. Harbor Point Central Plaza, 1310 Point St., Baltimore. https://www.waterfrontpartnership.org/waterfront-fun/waterfront-wellness/


​The Art of Baking Bread. This cooking class will tackle one of the most rewarding and enjoyable tasks in the kitchen...making bread! Nothing beats that smell! Join Schola chefs as they talk about leavening agents and different types of flour, bread baking ovens and different techniques of the trade. You'll also bake five different types of bread; Irish soda bread, focaccia, whole grain bread, flat breads and the 'old school' Parker House rolls. $59.99. 6PM-8:30PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-baking-bread-tickets-163869308513



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HIIT with My Trainer Guy. Free outdoor fitness classes! Waterfront Wellness is an annual series designed to make health and wellness easy for the local community. Classes run weekly from June 5 – September 30, 2021 (weather permitting). Due to safety guidelines and to help manage class sizes, all participants must pre-register for each class. Get whipped into shape and challenge your competitive spirit. Group training offers you that personal training touch in a group setting. Workout with friends or become part of an elite group that likes to take things to the next level. FREE. 6PM. Harbor Point Central Plaza, 1310 Point St., Baltimore. https://www.waterfrontpartnership.org/waterfront-fun/waterfront-wellness/



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HIIT & Core with Let's Go Fitness. Free outdoor fitness classes! Waterfront Wellness is an annual series designed to make health and wellness easy for the local community. Classes run weekly from June 5 – September 30, 2021 (weather permitting). Due to safety guidelines and to help manage class sizes, all participants must pre-register for each class. This class includes a combination of low-impact HIIT and core exercises. All levels welcome. FREE. 6PM. Harbor Point Center Plaza, 1310 Point St., Baltimore. https://www.waterfrontpartnership.org/waterfront-fun/waterfront-wellness/



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​Westminster Fall Fest. ​Join the festivities as Fallfest begins with the annual parade along Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in historic downtown Westminster on Thursday evening! Enjoy the amusement rides operating through out the fallfest weekend. Visit over 80 vendors with a variety of crafts and gifts along with information about local businesses on Saturday and Sunday. FREE admission; Ride Wristbands available for purchase. Festival hours: Thursday 6PM-10PM, parade 7PM; Friday 6PM-10PM; Saturday 10AM-10PM; Sunday 12PM-6PM. Downtown Westminster, E Main St., Westminster. http://www.westminsterfallfest.com/



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Yoga with Breathing Dragon Yoga. ​Free outdoor fitness classes! Waterfront Wellness is an annual series designed to make health and wellness easy for the local community. Classes run weekly from June 5 – September 30, 2021 (weather permitting). Due to safety guidelines and to help manage class sizes, all participants must pre-register for each class. Come sweat with the Dragons! Breathing Dragon Yoga is Baltimore’s newest hot yoga studio and is proud to offer your favorite styles of yoga, Dragon Style! They offer a variety of yoga classes from Dragon Epic (Original Hot Yoga, which is Hatha Yoga in the Heat) to Dragon Power Flow (Vinyasa Flow) to Dragon Yin/Yang classes. They can’t wait to introduce you to all the different styles of yoga that they offer! FREE. 6PM. Harbor Point Center Plaza, 1310 Point St., Baltimore. https://www.waterfrontpartnership.org/waterfront-fun/waterfront-wellness/


A Tribute to Julia Child. Nobody can argue that Julia Child started it all, cooking shows on television, this country cooking French classics rather than over cooked steak and green beans, etc. Join this class at Schola as we pay tribute to this icon of American gastronomy. Participants will tackle some of her favorite dishes - Moules a la Provencale, Coq Au Vin with Parslied Potatoes & Simple Green Salad and Apple Tartin with Chantilly Cream and Candied Pecans. $79.99. 6PM-9PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-tribute-to-julia-child-tickets-165214076751



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Sip & Stroll - Zoo History. Using historic photos and vintage Zoo maps, this tour charts the history of the Maryland Zoo from its inception in 1876 as a park attraction to its current role as a major urban cultural and conservation organization in Baltimore. Tickets include 3 drinks (beer, wine or soda), one food truck meal from Triple J, a guided tour and after hours visit to various zoo habitats. 5PM-8PM. The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Mansion House, 1876 Mansion House Dr., Baltimore. https://www.marylandzoo.org/event_series/sip-and-stroll/zoo-history/


Center Plaza Summer Concert Series. Bring your own blanket & booze and enjoy weekly summer concerts on the Center Plaza lawn. Some weeks will feature local food trucks and pop-up vendors, and some might be more of a dance party. This week Ebb & Nova will provide entertainment! FREE. 5:30PM-7:30PM. Center Plaza, 110 W Fayette St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/center-plaza-summer-concert-series-tickets-161265456321


Craft Your Own Cocktail Glass 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 our signature cocktails. Get ready to get hands-on creating these thirst-quenching cocktails! Tickets for this experience are sold in groups of two. $25/person. 6:30PM​-7PM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. https://sagamorespirit.com/tours-and-events/craft-your-own-cocktail-class/


​Art To Dine For 2021 - And Now, For My Next Act. ​It’s never too late to be who you are. Artist Alma Roberts began her painting career at age 62! Learn about her creative process, what inspires her, and how she became a painter later in life at a cocktail party hosted by Ken and Elizabeth Rice. Several of Roberts’ abstract paintings will be on display for you to admire as you sip a refreshing cocktail and dream about your next act in life. $75. 7PM-9PM. Roland Park (specific location revealed upon ticket purchase). https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2021/art-dine-2021-and-now-my-next-act



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​Fall Harvest Festival. Steppingstone's signature event - the annual Fall Harvest & Craft Festival featuring pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, hayrides, craft vendors, demonstrations of historical trades, live music, food, kids activities & more! $10 for adults; FREE members with event passes and children 12 & under. 11AM-4PM. Steppingstone Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Rd., Havre de Grace.  https://www.facebook.com/events/4396574420459739


Susquehanna Wine & Seafood Festival. The Inaugural Susquehanna Wine & Seafood Festival, a family-friendly event showcasing the best of Maryland seafood restaurants and food trucks is coming to Havre de Grace! This two day waterfront festival will feature 20+ local restaurants and food trucks​, 60+ wines, signature cocktails and brews, live music, cooking demos, wine parings, mixology demonstrations, unique shopping, a VIP tent and a family zone. Early Bird tickets sold out, so act fast to get your tickets! See link for ticket options, including tasting options and steamed crab add-ons. $15-$115. 12PM-7PM Saturday, 12PM-6PM Sunday. Concord Point Lighthouse, 700 Concord St., Havre de Grace. https://www.susquehannawineandseafoodfest.com/



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Bootcamp with XPF. ​Free outdoor fitness classes! Waterfront Wellness is an annual series designed to make health and wellness easy for the local community. Classes run weekly from June 5 – September 30, 2021 (weather permitting). Due to safety guidelines and to help manage class sizes, all participants must pre-register for each class. ​Bootcamp is designed to give you an intense full body workout in the shortest time possible. Implementing the progressive, personal style of the XPF system; you’ll be training using athletic drills, body weight exercises, plyometrics, and much more. Expect to lose weight, improve your overall fitness level and have fun! FREE. 8AM. West Shore Park, 401 Light St., Baltimore. https://www.waterfrontpartnership.org/waterfront-fun/waterfront-wellness/


Susquehanna River Running Festival. ​2021 Susquehanna River Running Festival! With a Half Marathon, a 10K and a 5K there is a race distance for everyone. Virtual options available; price increases after 8/31. $95 Marathon; $65 10k; $35 5k; $60 Virtual Marathon; $45 Virtual 10k; $25 Virtual 5k. 8AM-12PM. Tydings Park, 908 S Washington St., Havre de Grace. https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/HavredeGrace/SRRF


Dance2Fitness with XPF. Free outdoor fitness classes! Waterfront Wellness is an annual series designed to make health and wellness easy for the local community. Classes run weekly from June 5 – September 30, 2021 (weather permitting). Due to safety guidelines and to help manage class sizes, all participants must pre-register for each class. ​Dance2Fitness is not a chore or punishment. It feels like you’re dancing with your friends at a party. 55 min of great music & crazy energy, combining dance & exercise moves PACKED into a FUN workout! FREE. 9AM. West Shore Park, 401 Light St., Baltimore. https://www.waterfrontpartnership.org/waterfront-fun/waterfront-wellness/


​Art To Dine For 2021 - Your Little Piece of Heaven. Nora Bundy and Leslie Kirkland host a “Build-It” party at The Loading Dock, where even the food is a work of art! Close your eyes and imagine your little piece of heaven…a beach, a forest, a meadow, a glade. Artists Kini Collins and Laura Vernon Russell help you bring your vision to life as they guide you to create low relief sculptural landscapes from reclaimed materials. All followed by a build your sandwich lunch. The Loading Dock, Inc. is the nation's first successful, self-sufficient, nonprofit building materials reuse center, packed with new and used items and architectural salvage. $65. 11AM-2PM. The Loading Dock, 2 N Kresson St., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2021/art-dine-2021-your-little-piece-heaven


Harford County Wine Festival. ​The Harford County Wine Festival brings hundreds of wines from around the world right to your palette in a fun, lively atmosphere. More than 50 talented vendors and exhibitors, amazing discounts on all featured wines, delicious food, Oktoberfest beer garden, exclusive VIP area and much more! Live entertianment includes the bands TripWire and Crushing Day. $40 General Admission; $60 Wine Enthusiast - early admission at 11:30AM; $25 DD Early Admission at 11:30AM. 1PM-6PM. Rockfield Manor, 501 E Churchville Rd., Bel Air. https://www.harfordcountywinefestival.com/


​Bits & Bobs - Fall Market for Shopping Small. Shop small & support local businesses when we pop-up at BC Brewery with over 60 makers, artisans & entrepreneurs. Outdoor, all-are-welcome event. FREE. 12PM-4PM. B.C. Brewery, 10950 Gilroy Rd., Suite F, Hunt Valley. https://www.facebook.com/events/388264249561734


Make Your Own Rocks Glass Class. Come join Sagamore Spirit and McFadden Art Glass for a hand's-on glass making event. Join the McFadden Art Glass crew who will walk you through the glassblowing process of making your very own rocks glass then enjoy a guided tasting of various Sagamore Spirit expressions. Each guest will make one rocks glass. Glasses take a full day to dry and require pick-up from the distillery as early as the following Wednesday. This class is outside and will be weather permitted. Multiple time slots available. Spaces are limited so be sure to sign up! $65. 12PM, 2PM or 4PM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. https://sagamorespirit.com/tours-and-events/make-your-own-rocks-glass-class/



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11th Annual Run Wild for Autism 5K Race & 1 Mile Fun Run & Walk. Please join Pathfinders for Autism for our 11th Annual Run Wild for Autism. Organizers are thrilled to be back in person at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore to bring a day of awareness, competition and fundraising for the community. ​Virtual options available. $40. 8:30AM-11AM. Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, 1876 Mansion House Dr., Baltimore. https://www.charmcityrun.com/calendar/runwildforautism


Yoga with Bikram Yoga Works. ​Free outdoor fitness classes! Waterfront Wellness is an annual series designed to make health and wellness easy for the local community. Classes run weekly from June 5 – September 30, 2021 (weather permitting). Due to safety guidelines and to help manage class sizes, all participants must pre-register for each class. Enjoy your favorite 26 postures perfectly blended with power vinyasa flow for an added aerobic element. You will feel wiped yet fulfilled, it will be exactly what you need! Come well-hydrated and ready to SWEAT!! FREE. 9AM. West Shore Park, 401 Light St., Baltimore. https://www.waterfrontpartnership.org/waterfront-fun/waterfront-wellness/

Workout and Whiskey with Marissa Walch. Kick off your Sunday right! Join local yoga instructor, Marissa Walch, for a waterfront yoga class at the distillery. Following the class, each guest will get one of signature rye whiskey cocktails and have the option to purchase a traditional acai bowl from Pure Raw Juice at checkout. This class is outside and will be weather permitting. Get ready to unwind and relax! $25. 9:30AM-11AM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. https://sagamorespirit.com/tours-and-events/workout-and-whiskey-with-marissa-walch/


Low Impact Bootcamp with Fed Hill Fitness. ​Free outdoor fitness classes! Waterfront Wellness is an annual series designed to make health and wellness easy for the local community. Classes run weekly from June 5 – September 30, 2021 (weather permitting). Due to safety guidelines and to help manage class sizes, all participants must pre-register for each class. Ready to release all that COVID-19 related stress? This Outdoor Low Impact Bootcamp is for you! Give Fed Hill Fitness 45mins and they will return the favor in sweat, fun and muscle fatigue. Expect the unexpected, with a mix of plyometrics, cardio and core work that continually changes and challenges. Modifications offered for any limitations, all fitness levels welcome. Bring a towel and water bottle, you will need it! FREE. 10AM. West Shore Park, 401 Light St., Baltimore. https://www.waterfrontpartnership.org/waterfront-fun/waterfront-wellness/


Craft Your Own Brunch Cocktails Class. Looking to kick off your Sunday bright and early? Indulge with Sagamore Spirit for this Craft Your Own Brunch Cocktails Class. Join one of their teammates as they walk you through the history of Sagamore Spirit. Gather in a tasting room with individual stations to make some brunch themed cocktails. Tickets to this class will be sold in groups of two. There will be updated tasting protocols and social restrictions when visiting Sagamore Spirit. Sagamore will be adhering to guidelines from state and city government officials and health agencies that are designed to protect the safety of visitors and staff. Social distancing of six feet will be required. Please wear face masks when in buildings and when interacting with Sagamore Spirit teammates. $25. 10:30AM-11:30AM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. https://sagamorespirit.com/tours-and-events/craft-your-own-brunch-cocktails-class/


Mt. Washington Healthy Habitat Garden Tour. Seven unique gardens to visit focusing on native plants in the home landscape; one garden is a "food forest", and a community garden will be open as well. There will be master gardeners and the homeowners available to tell their personal garden story and answer questions at each garden. Treasure hunt for kids and plant giveaways to attendees as supplies last. Register in advance online or on the day of the event at the Mount Washington Arboretum, where you will receive your map and begin the tour.​ No cost information given. 1PM-4PM. Mt. Washington Arboretum, Tanbeck Dr. at Lochlea & Kelly Ave., Baltimore. https://www.mwia.org/gardentour


​Art To Dine For 2021 - A Taste of History. ​Visit a beautiful and recently restored Civil War-era gristmill in Monkton, MD for a Taste of History! Lauren Calia and Angelo Otterbein host a delicious feast complete with period fare and musicians that will transport you to another century. Charles W. Mitchell, author of Maryland Voices of the Civil War and Travels Through American History in the Mid-Atlantic: A Guide for All Ages, will regale guests with tales of the Civil War, such as how a cross-dressing pirate sailed a hijacked steamer to the Confederacy and why a pair of one-armed generals shared a pair of gloves. $85. 4:30PM. Monkton (specific address revealed upon ticket purchase). https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2021/art-dine-2021-taste-history



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Core & Cardio with XPF. ​Free outdoor fitness classes! Waterfront Wellness is an annual series designed to make health and wellness easy for the local community. Classes run weekly from June 5 – September 30, 2021 (weather permitting). Due to safety guidelines and to help manage class sizes, all participants must pre-register for each class. This class brings you body-weight Cardio and Core training (no equipment required). FREE. 6PM. Harbor Point Central Plaza, 1310 Point St., Baltimore. https://www.waterfrontpartnership.org/waterfront-fun/waterfront-wellness/



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HIIT with My Trainer Guy. Free outdoor fitness classes! Waterfront Wellness is an annual series designed to make health and wellness easy for the local community. Classes run weekly from June 5 – September 30, 2021 (weather permitting). Due to safety guidelines and to help manage class sizes, all participants must pre-register for each class. Get whipped into shape and challenge your competitive spirit. Group training offers you that personal training touch in a group setting. Workout with friends or become part of an elite group that likes to take things to the next level. FREE. 6PM. Harbor Point Central Plaza, 1310 Point St., Baltimore. https://www.waterfrontpartnership.org/waterfront-fun/waterfront-wellness/



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HIIT & Core with Let's Go Fitness. Free outdoor fitness classes! Waterfront Wellness is an annual series designed to make health and wellness easy for the local community. Classes run weekly from June 5 – September 30, 2021 (weather permitting). Due to safety guidelines and to help manage class sizes, all participants must pre-register for each class. This class includes a combination of low-impact HIIT and core exercises. All levels welcome. FREE. 6PM. Harbor Point Center Plaza, 1310 Point St., Baltimore. https://www.waterfrontpartnership.org/waterfront-fun/waterfront-wellness/


Sagamore Spirit x Baltimore Water Taxi: Sunset Booze Cruise. Join the Sagamore Spirit Distillery to indulge a guided whiskey tasting with the team before setting sail with Baltimore Water Taxi during the perfect Baltimore sunsets. All guests will receive a guided tasting of five Sagamore expressions, a whiskey cocktail of their choice for the ride, and a 45-minute water taxi ride to follow. Additional cocktails will be for purchase on the boat. $30. 6:30PM-8PM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. https://sagamorespirit.com/tours-and-events/sagamore-spirit-x-baltimore-water-taxi-sunset-booze-cruise/


Adeline w/ Peach Face. Originally introduced to the world as the front woman for the nu-disco band Escort, French-Caribbean singer and bassist Adeline (pronounced ad-uh-leen) is a prolific songwriter who also produces music as Nightshade with co-producer Morgan Wiley (Hercules & Love Affair, Midnight Magic). Adeline has toured globally and has performed at Afropunk, Red Rock’s Funk on the Rocks and Winter Jazz Fest. When she’s not in the studio or touring her own music, Adeline also plays bass in CeeLo Green’s band. Adeline recently released her new EP, Intérimes (July 10th, 2020), a genre-blending collection of songs that give a future-facing nod to old school soul, funk and R&B. $15, $12 members (+$3 Service Fee). 8PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2021/adeline



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Yoga with Breathing Dragon Yoga. ​Free outdoor fitness classes! Waterfront Wellness is an annual series designed to make health and wellness easy for the local community. Classes run weekly from June 5 – September 30, 2021 (weather permitting). Due to safety guidelines and to help manage class sizes, all participants must pre-register for each class. Come sweat with the Dragons! Breathing Dragon Yoga is Baltimore’s newest hot yoga studio and is proud to offer your favorite styles of yoga, Dragon Style! They offer a variety of yoga classes from Dragon Epic (Original Hot Yoga, which is Hatha Yoga in the Heat) to Dragon Power Flow (Vinyasa Flow) to Dragon Yin/Yang classes. They can’t wait to introduce you to all the different styles of yoga that they offer! FREE. 6PM. Harbor Point Center Plaza, 1310 Point St., Baltimore. https://www.waterfrontpartnership.org/waterfront-fun/waterfront-wellness/


Chinese Take-Out. OK…it’s not necessarily a region but who doesn’t love having Chinese food delivered while you’re curled up on the couch watching your favorite TV shows? This class will recreate all the classics with a little twist; Turkey Confit Egg Rolls & Duck Sauce, Ground Pork Dumplings & Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce, Shrimp Toast, Shrimp Fried Rice, Beef with Broccoli and General Tso’s Chicken Wings. $79.99. 6PM-8:30PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chinese-take-out-tickets-165216098799


The Classics Cocktail Class. 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 Sagamore Spirit's signature rye whiskey! $25. 6:30PM-7:15PM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. https://sagamorespirit.com/tours-and-events/the-classics-cocktail-class/



October


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​Mortified: Back to School. ​Mortified is a comic excavation of teen angst artifacts (journals, letters, poems, lyrics, home movies, stories, and more) as shared by their original authors – in front of total strangers. Covid rules/restrictions in place. See link for details. $20, $17 members (+$3 Service Fee). 7PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2021/mortified-back-school



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Dylan at 80. ​This year marks Bob Dylan's 80th Birthday. Come celebrate his singular talent and the wealth of his songs with some of the region's finest musicians, hosted by The Complete Unknowns. A special musical project devoted to interpreting Dylan's songs, and comprised of a veritable who's who from the Baltimore musical community, The Complete Unknowns is a side venture for current members of several local acts, with Sam Nitzberg (The Old Part Of Town) on guitar, harmonica, and lead vocals; Alex Queral (Charm City Reactors, and a visual artist who's had a show at the Creative Alliance) on lead guitar; Brian Whaley (The Old Part of Town) on keyboards and violin; John Thurston (Don't Blame Us, and local legend guitar luthier/repairman) on bass; and Jim Hannah (of Rumba Club, Boister, and a multitude of other bands) on drums. It's not just another tribute band—just as Dylan has done to keep things fresh in his own live performances, expect quite a few revamped arrangements and reworkings from this deep and varied catalog of songs. Covid rules/restrictions in place; see link for details. $23, $20 Members (+$3 Service Fee). 8PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2021/dylan-80



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Art To Dine For 2021 - Biking the Northern Jones Falls Trail. ​Rain date October 11. Have you noticed the bridge over west Northern Parkway? It’s part of the final 3-mile section of the Jones Falls Trail! The full trail now runs for 10 miles, from the Inner Harbor to Mt. Washington Village and this final section, which runs from Cylburn Arboretum to the Kelly Avenue bridge, was recently completed. It’s great for cyclists who prefer lovely shade on a safe trail away from city streets. Pedal 6 miles round trip with Anne Draddy, author of Druid Hill Park: The Heart of Historic Baltimore, take in the scenery, and return to the starting point for a rejuvenating picnic lunch. This event is Bring Your Own Bike and is intended for Intermediate Level riders. $55 (discount for members available). 10AM-1PM. Exact location available upon ticket purchase. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2021/art-dine-2021-biking-northern-jones-falls-trail



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​Afro House presents a Concert for the Cosmos. From the outermost reaches of the cosmos, Afro House’s Astronaut Symphony will stretch, dismantle, and reframe everything you think you know about sound. Fueled by raw energy and futuristic vibrations, the genres of opera, punk and jazz will animate original symphonic performance art pieces composed by Scott Patterson, thus bringing 25th Century music to the here and now. This concert kicks off the Racial Justice Concert series, a collaboration among JHU students, faculty and staff, harnessing the power of music to bring awareness. Online performance. FREE. 12PM. Register to receive the link to the live YouTube event. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/racial-justice-concert-series-tickets-140227737939


The Art of Making Soup. Soup weather will be upon us soon so get a head start on your recipes for this year! In this class, participants will discuss the difference between stocks & broths and discuss how to make them. You will start with a few of Schola's favorites along with some new additions. Menu: Julia Child's Potato Leek Soup, New England Seafood Chowder, an Italian Chickpea and Tomato soup (you won't even know they are in there!), Chicken Tortilla Soup with handmade tortillas, and the classic comfort Broccoli Cheddar with Garlic Croutons. $59.99. 6PM-9PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-making-soup-tickets-165209384717



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​Fall Pastas. The chefs at Schola love to make pasta all year long so they have decided to add another class to their Pasta Series. Join them to make the following handmade pastas: Wild Mushroom Lasagna with Bechamel and Handmade Spinach Pasta; Butternut Squash Tortellini with a Brown Butter Sage Sauce; Garganelli with Italian Sausage and Arugula Pesto; Orecchiette with Light Garlic Cream Sauce, Brussels Sprouts, Pancetta & Walnuts. Vegetarian options available. $65. 6PM-8:30PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-pastas-vegetarian-options-tickets-169193525389


​Baltimore Filmmaker's Lounge. Now on ZOOM! Register and screen your new work or work in progress (max length 15 min) at this monthly feedback session from your Baltimore filmmaking peers. FREE. 7PM. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2020/baltimore-filmmakers-lounge



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Mediterranean Tapas. Join this new cooking class, where you'll be cooking a large variety of Mediterranean small plates!  The extensive menu includes grilled eggplant with ras al hanout and roasted ground lamb, keftedes (zucchini fritters), white bean hummus with feta and garlic-infused olive oil, garlic shrimp with garlic toast, fresh pan-fried falafel with tahini dressing, tabbouleh salad, baklava bites, and more! $69. 6PM-8:30PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mediterranean-tapas-tickets-169201567443



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Early Fall Date Night. Make a date with your favorite sous chef to celebrate Fall! Fall Date Night Menu: Roasted Figs wrapped in Prosciutto, stuffed with Gorgonzola; Autumn Vegetable Salad, Citrus Walnut Vinaigrette, Warm Goat Cheese; Bone-in Pork Chops, Mushroom Ragout, Handmade Egg Noodle Pasta; Warm Apple Tartin, Ice Cream. $79.99. 6PM-9PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/early-fall-date-night-tickets-169199557431


Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog. Known for "funk backbeats" and "flashes of Woodstock Santana", Ceramic Dog bring you tunes from their latest collaboration "Hope", recorded during the pandemic under strict precautions. This is a standing room, general admission, limited seating event. Covid rules/restrictions in place; see link for details. $23, $20 Members (+$3 Service Fee). 8PM. Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2021/marc-ribots-ceramic-dog



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Savor Bowie Fall Fest 2021. Two days of complimentary wine tastings from the areas best wineries! Vendors, great food, exhibitors and artisans, two stages and many areas of music and other entertainment, showcasing the best of what the county and surrounding areas has to offer. Benefitting Concerts for Causes raising funds to give musical instruments to students in underserved communities. FREE. 11AM-6PM. Bowie Town Center, 15606 Emerald Way, Bowie. ​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/savor-bowie-fall-fest-2021-food-wine-and-music-festival-tickets-83425055587



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​Italian Date Night. Who doesn't love Italian food? Bring your favorite sous chef or date to this Italian Date Night cooking class! You will prepare and enjoy the following dishes for dinner: Eggplant Involtini: eggplant, goat cheese, olive tapenade and garlic parsley oil; traditional salad of Tomato & Mozzarella with fresh Basil Vinaigrette; Maiale a la Vendemmia: seared pork chop with a balsamic, grape & rosemary reduction served with oven roasted potatoes; and, an updated Tiramisu. $79.99. 5PM-8PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-class-italian-date-night-tickets-169203561407


​Interactive Movie Night: The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The nuttiest, musical cult film of all time rockets back from 1975. We screen the film, sing the songs, and show off our favorite local Rocky Horror performers. Tighten up your garters, come up to the lab, and see what's on the slab! This show is 18+. Come early and grab a cocktail, a toss pack, game rules and grab a good seat. Toss packs not included in ticket price; you are welcome to bring your own supplies for RHPS, but please do not throw food. Covid rules/restrictions in place; see link for details. $18, $15 members (+$3 Service Fee). Two show times: 7:30PM & 9:30PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2021/interactive-movie-night-rocky-horror-picture-show



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​The Art of Making Sushi (Gluten Free). Traditional Japanese sushi can be considered amazingly simple...just fish and rice. But it is much more complicated than that. Join this class to explore the proper way to make sushi rice, how to choose and cut different types of fish and how to make the basic sushi styles; Nigirizushi or 'hand-pressed' and the different rolls - Hosomaki, Futomaki, Uramaki and Temaki. You will then create your own sushi creations! $59. 6PM-8:30PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-making-sushi-gluten-free-tickets-169199334765



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New England Lobster Boil. Join this class and fire up the big pot with lobsters, clams, potatoes, corn, kielbasa and more! This class brings a little bit of New England to our home town of Baltimore. $85. 6PM-9PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-england-lobster-boil-tickets-169183746139



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Wine on the Water Festival 2021. What better way to celebrate a gorgeous day by the Chesapeake Bay than with dozens of area wineries, culinary artists and master artisans? Now in its sixth year, Wine On The Water offers a high-end, all-encompassing festival that features a variety of vendors, musicians and attractions. This year's event features over 100 wine varieties to sample from, an arts & crafts marketplace, an assortment of top-of-the-line food trucks, and live entertainment. $50 general admission; $60 early admission; $25 designated driver/youth ages 13+. 12PM-5PM. Kurtz's Beach, 2070 Kurtz Ave., Pasadena. http://wineonthewaterfest.com/



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Date Night, Seafood. There is no better place than our local Chesapeake Bay for great seafood! For the first course in this class, you will place plump cornmeal fried oysters atop a mixed herb salad with lemon vinaigrette and Old Bay Mayo. Then butter poach lobster tails to go with roast corn, tomato and basil risotto with crispy shallots. And for dessert, a seasonal fruit cobbler with chantilly cream and candied walnuts. $85. 5PM-8PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/date-night-seafood-tickets-169183348951



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Brunch ‘Country French’. Everyone thinks French food is very rich and everyone says breakfast is the most important meal of the day so, why not make it a rich one! The class will bake the cheese of France, Brie, in puff pastry with strawberry compote, make the traditional Far Breton with raisins and Cognac, bake asparagus, potato and goat cheese omelets and top salmon on the traditional French Bread with Hollandaise. $59. 11:30AM-1:30PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/country-french-brunch-tickets-163853390903



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The Art of Making Chili. Football is back and what is the best way to celebrate? With a big pot of homemade Chili! Join this cooking class to make a few different versions of this classic comfort food: Texas Red Chili (No Beans!); 3 Bean Vegetarian Chili (Lot'so Beans!); Verde Chicken Chili; Carne Adovada (Pork Chili); and, Cincinnati Style Chili over Macaroni. $59.99. 6PM-8:30PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/football-season-the-art-of-making-chili-tickets-169215715761



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The Rustic Cuisine of Argentina. When you think of Argentina you think of Beef, and for an exceptionally good reason! But Argentina also has a variety of other delicious creations in their lexicon. In this class you'll explore such unique dishes as: Empanadas Salteñas; Roasted Ribeye with Chimichurri & Potatoes a la Plancha; Berenjas en Escabeche: Marinated Roasted Eggplant with Tomato & Anchovy; Caramel Flan. $79.99. 6PM-9PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St, Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-rustic-cuisine-of-argentina-tickets-169197515323



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​Date Night! Steakhouse. Join Schola to make some great steakhouse classics with a few updates! Class participants will start with a traditional Caesar Salad with Garlic Croutons, then make Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail with two sauces: Charred Tomato Cocktail Sauce & Remoulade. Next, you'll pan sear Beef Tenderloin with a Bernaise Sauce over Sauteed Asparagus. To finish, you'll make a Bananas Foster Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream. $85/person. 6PM-9PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-menu-date-night-steak-house-tickets-169213691707



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Greek Brunch. Everybody loves the healthy ‘Mediterranean’ diet of Greece. So, the chefs at Schola thought it would be fun to take some of these classic Greek dishes and make them for brunch. Join them to bake almond olive oil cake muffins Loukoumades - drizzled with honey, cinnamon and walnuts, Tyropita – cheese pies topped with a poached egg, a decadent lamb & potato hash and baked eggs with tomato & feta topped with tzatziki. $59. 11:30AM-1:30PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greek-brunch-tickets-163854117075



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Margaritaville Happy Hour. Join this cooking class to make Guacamole, Salsa Verde & Pico de Gallo; Black Beans & Rice; Tacos con Ropa Viejo with Handmade Tortillas; Shrimp, Queso Blanco & Corn Chile Rellenos; Queso con Chorizo with Tortilla Chips; and Churros with Cinnamon & Sugar. $59.99. 6PM-8:30PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/margaritaville-happy-hour-tickets-169222463945



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The Principles of Thai Cookery. In this class, participants will prepare six of classic Thai dishes and enjoy them family style, as is the tradition in Thailand: Pork & Shrimp Summer Rolls with Dipping Sauce; Tom Yum Soup with Mushrooms; Marinated Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce; Pad See Ew with Stir Fried Vegetables; Coconut Curry Shrimp; Thai Basil Beef; and, Jasmine rice to accompany all of these dishes! $79.99. 6PM-8:30PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thai-food-basics-tickets-169531365879



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Date Night Asian Cuisine. Join this class for some Asian favorites for Date Night. Bring your favorite sous chef in for some fun in the kitchen! Menu to include: an Assortment of Dim Sum: Shrimp & Pork Wontons with Chili Garlic Dipping Sauce, Crispy Eggplant, & Mushroom Rangoons; Peking Duck Breasts with Baby Bok Choy & Mandarin Pancakes; and, Asian Five Spice Chocolate Cake. $85/person. 6PM-9PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/date-night-asian-cuisine-tickets-169206847235



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Sunday Funday Halloween Costume Brunch. Come to this special Schola class as your favorite character or just come as yourself, just as long as you show up! Best costume wins a $50 gift certificate to Schola! Participants will be making Savory Dutch Baby Pancakes with Smoked Salmon & Creme Fraiche, Scalloped Breakfast Potatoes with Sauteed Peppers, & Onions, Fall Vegetable Egg Strata, Candied Smoked Bacon, Cheesecake Stuffed Pumpkin Bread, and Warm Apple Cider. Schola is a BYOB establishment. $59.99. 11:30AM-2:30PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunday-funday-halloween-costume-brunch-tickets-165210138973



Farmers' Markets


Baltimore Farmers' Market and Bazaar. (April - December). The Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar, returns for its 44th season. Just in time to kick off the spring season, the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar welcomes back beloved elements like hot food vendors and the Bazaar’s artisans in a limited capacity. The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar will continue maintaining public health regulations to provide a safe experience for all. Open Sundays 7AM-12PM, from April 4 through December 19. Holliday and Saratoga Streets, Baltimore. https://www.promotionandarts.org/events-festivals/baltimore-farmers-market-bazaar


BMI Farmers' Market. The BMI Farmers’ Market is a great way to spend your Saturday morning. Purchase fresh produce, oven-fresh bread and sweets, bright flowers, tasty ready-to-eat treats, artisan items, and more. Health guidelines including social distancing and use of face coverings will be in effect. Open Saturdays 9AM-1PM from May 15 through November 27. Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Hwy., Baltimore. https://www.thebmi.org/programs-events/bmi-farmers-market/


Catonsville Sunday Farmers' Market. ​Sponsored by the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce, this Sunday Market offers produce picked at the peak of freshness along with a delicious variety of baked goods and specialty items that include adult-beverages. Meet the people who grow and produce the food and beverages you love. The Chamber is proud that the Sunday Market continues to be a community center, where friends and neighbors meet for a relaxed, old-fashioned farmers market experience. Open Sundays 9AM-12:30PM from May 2 through November 21. Catonsville Sunday Market, 15 Mellor Ave., Catonsville. https://catonsville.org/chamber-events/community-outreach/catonsvilles-farmers-markets/


Cross Street Farmers' Market. The Cross Street Farmers' Market is committed to supporting local farmers and providing the community with safe, convenient access to fresh food. ​Vendors span the entire length of E Cross Street, just outside of Cross Street Market. The Market hosts some of the best growers and makers from Maryland and surrounding areas - 75% of their vendors are Baltimore-based! Open Saturdays May 1-October 30, 9AM-12PM. E Cross Street between Charles and Light Sts., Baltimore. https://www.crossstreetfarmersmarket.com/


Fells Point Farmers' Market (year-round). Located at the corner of Broadway and Thames Streets in historic Fell’s Point, this market is a long-standing tradition. (You can still see the old stall numbers etched in the curbs surrounding Broadway Square). Stop by for grab-and-go bites, fresh produce and spirits from local distillers. Located just blocks away from downtown hotels, it’s also easily accessible from Water Taxi Landing 11. Open Saturdays, December through April, from 9AM-12:30PM; May through November from 7:30AM-12:30PM. Broadway & Thames Streets, Baltmore. ​http://www.fellspointfarmersmarket.com/


Good Life Thursday Farmers' Market. Local wine/local food/local music is Boordy Vineyard's motto! Come for some local veggies from their good friends at One Straw Farm, and flowers and ice cream from their neighbors at Belvedere Farm and Prigel Family Creamery. You can shop for coffee and kombucha, oysters and olive oil, and lots of delicious sweets and enjoy gourmet cooking from favorite restaurants: The Food Market of Hampden or La Barrita Restobar of Butcher’s Hill. Local musicians play every week – so please stay for a while and enjoy the food and music – there are picnic tables spread around and you are welcome to bring your own picnic blanket or chairs. Open Thursdays from 3PM-7PM May 6 through October 21. Boordy Vineyard, 12820 Long Green Pike, Hydes. https://www.boordy.com/visit/events/good-life-thursday-farmers-markets/


Kenilworth Farmers' Market. The Kenilworth Farmers Market is located at The Shops at Kenilworth in Towson at the lower level parking lot, “Down Under” the parking deck. Local vendors sell vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, cheese, pastries, honey, nuts, wine, flowers, mushrooms, spices, and more! Open Tuesdays from 3PM-6PM from April through November.​ The Shops at Kenilworth, 800 Kenilworth Dr., Towson. https://thekenilworthmarket.com/


Pikesville Farmers' Market. Local produce, meats, wine, spirits, candles, soaps and more! Open Tuesdays 2PM-6PM from May 18 through November 30. Pomona Square, 1700 Reisterstown Rd, Baltmore. https://www.pomchamber.org/farmers-market/


Pratt Street Market. Looking for an exceptional lunchtime experience? The Pratt Street Market has moved locations this year, one block to the west. Check it out beginning May 6th through October on Thursdays from 11AM-2PM. Located at Pratt and S Charles Sts., Baltimore. https://www.godowntownbaltimore.com/events/default.aspx?eid=8C7D6B08-BE54-EA11-A2F0-000C2975210C


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


Online - Itsy Bitsy Sing Along: Animals. Sundays. ​Everyone's favorite Kids Room activity is now online! Every Sunday, the Maryland Science Center will have a new Itsy Bitsy Sing Along, just like in the Kids Room. They'll feature a couple of sing along songs with activities to go along with them. This Sunday, the theme is all about animals, so get ready to walk on the wild side! FREE. 12PM-12:30PM. https://www.facebook.com/events/255106888957316/


DJ Kopec Dance Parties. Beloved local DJ Kopec is putting on dance parties from his basement via Facebook Live during this pandemic. He's got theme nights and charity drives going on while he bring some much needed fun and stress relief to his fans. Check him out here: https://www.facebook.com/DJ-Kopec-251296750552/


Mitchell School of Fine Arts Classes. ​Artist-owner Trevor Twist has modified youth and adult art lessons of varying skill levels through a virtual classroom, focusing on artist expression across the likes of painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Ongoing. Times and prices vary. Via Zoom. https://www.mitchellartschool.com/classes--private-lessons.html


Museums, National Parks and Gardens


Volunteer Park Conservatory Live Stream. You can get "plant therapy" on your couch for free through their live streams. Word is these live streams happen around mid-day, but if you miss a live stream, Instagram holds onto them for 24 hours; just check out their "story." FREE. https://www.instagram.com/vpconservatory/


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 Monticello, Charlottesville, VA. At just 26 years old, future President Thomas Jefferson inherited a plantation in rural Virginia. An architecture enthusiast, Jefferson himself devised a combination of Neoclassical and Palladian architecture for the estate that would come to be known as Monticello. It is now a National Historic Landmark, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On your hour-long virtual tour, a Monticello guide will lead you in real-time through the first floor of Thomas Jefferson’s mountaintop home. You will get a private, unobstructed view of the house and collections and discuss important issues such as Thomas Jefferson’s role as a nation builder and Monticello as a plantation powered by the labor of enslaved African Americans. There are also "family tours" available, with information geared more toward families with children aged 5+. Both tours uses Zoom to connect visitors from across the globe. During the tour, you can ask your Monticello guide questions, which will be answered in real-time, making for an interactive and unique experience. $10. Daily: 10:30AM & 4PM Live Virtual Tours for Families; 1PM & 2:30PM Regular Live Virtual Tours. https://www.monticello.org/visit/tickets-tours/guided-virtual-tours/


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. As luck would have it, late winter into early spring (i.e., now) 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


Cincinnati Zoo's Home Safari Facebook Live. These live videos highlight an animal everyday at 3PM. If you don't have social media, you can access the videos on the zoo's website. FREE. https://www.facebook.com/events/2915534028492292/?event_time_id=2915534041825624 or http://cincinnatizoo.org/home-safari-resources/


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


Cris Jacobs. Baltimore’s own rock-and-roll legend has started performing regular at-home solo sessions, performing old favorites as well as songs from his latest record, Color Where You Are, with a portion of tips donated to a new charity every week. FREE, tips welcomed. Tuesdays at 8PM. Facebook Live. https://www.facebook.com/crisjacobsmusic/. Virtual tip jar: https://www.paypal.me/crisjacobs1, Venmo @cris-Jacobs-1


Baltimore Choral Arts Society presents Music with the Maestro. ​Spend your Thursday happy hour with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society with at-home performances like Mahler's 8th Symphony and interviews with fellow orchestra leaders like maestro Marion Alsop of the BSO. FREE. Thursdays at 5:45PM. Facebook Live. https://www.facebook.com/baltimorechoralarts/


Rachel Ann Morgan Band. Spend your weekend with this singer-songwriter and her rock fusion band who will be performing acoustic happy hour sets of original tunes and fan-favorite cover songs. FREE, tips welcomed. Saturdays at 4PM. Facebook Live. https://www.facebook.com/RachelAnnMorganMusic/ Virtual tip jar: https://www.paypal.me/rachelannmorgan

The Metropolitan Opera. The Metropolitan Opera is streaming encore performances from the past 14 years on its website until the end of their closure. All of the “Nightly Met Opera Streams” will begin at 7:30 PM. Each performance is available for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day. Access the performance by clicking on the link on the homepage, or through the Met Opera on Demand apps. FREE. https://www.metopera.org/


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/


Berlin Philharmonic. ​​The legendary Berlin Philharmonic is essentially playing house concerts with no door charge. Redeem the voucher code BERLINPHIL and receive free access to all concerts and films. FREE. https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/live


​Vienna State Opera. One of the world's great opera houses, the Wiener Staatsoper, is now streaming not only operas, but also ballets. They're previously recorded, of course, but to keep the experience as authentic as possible, the lineup even mimics the original 2020 schedule. After registration on their website, the subscription can be booked free of charge until further notice. FREE. https://www.staatsoperlive.com/. Additional information found here: https://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/en/staatsoper/news/detail/news/the-wiener-staatsoper-is-closed-but-continues-to-play-daily-online/


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


Coloring Pages. Baltimore artist Landry Randriamandroso has announced that he will be posting coloring pages for kids and adults on his Facebook page. FREE. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012200018757


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


Baltmore Museum of Industry. Museums offer a rich learning experience which doesn’t have to stop when you’re at home.  Keep kids of all ages engaged during this break from school with these FREE activities designed and collected by the education staff at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Check back regularly for new activities that explore local industry which we hope will inspire the inventors and innovators of tomorrow. FREE. https://www.thebmi.org/visit/visit-from-home/


Mother Goose on the Loose. ​This exciting fun-filled story time uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. Mr. Cork is presenting his interactive story time via his Facebook page. He goes live every day at 10:30AM with a new story and at 4:30PM with a dance party! FREE (tips accepted via Venmo and Paypal). https://www.facebook.com/sprocketlearning/


​Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is dedicated to teaching students about the history and culture of the Chesapeake Bay’s communities and environment. Scroll down this home page to the Classroom Resources section for links to lessons and videos that you can introduce to children who are home from school. FREE. http://cbmm.org/learn/school-programs/


​The Museum, Arts and Culture Access Consortium. The Museum, Arts and Culture Access Consortium has created a webpage to provide access to many at home learning resources from some of New York City's cultural institutions. Check back often. More content connections are being added everyday! FREE. https://macaccess.org/home-new/at-home-activities/


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/


ZUMBA & More with Alondra. Zumba and exercises for kids and teens with Alondra through Facebook Live! A unique way of exercising through dance and movement. Say goodbye to stress and have fun! Tip your instructor via Venmo: @alondraGrisel-Flores. FREE. Tuesdays at 6PM. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2020/zumba-more-alondra or https://www.facebook.com/Creativealliance/


Exercise Classes and Videos


Barry's Bootcamp. Can't get to the gym? Barry's, a gym in NYC, will be streaming a band workout at least once a day on its Instagram. FREE. https://www.instagram.com/barrys/channel/


Planet Fitness. Planet Fitness will stream at-home workouts on its Facebook Live every day starting at 7PM. The classes will be led by Planet Fitness trainers and special guests like 'The Biggest Loser' coach Erica Lugo and Jerry O'Connell. The workouts are available to everyone, including non-members. FREE. https://www.facebook.com/planetfitness/

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/


Virtual Marine Biology Camp. During the school shutdowns, Oceans Initiative decided to launch this (very) informal, impromptu, Virtual Marine Biology Camp. They thought it would be fun to be able to hang out online and talk about whales and dolphins and other marine life. They are streaming live on Mondays and Thursdays at 11AM PDT, which is 2PM Eastern, on both Facebook and Instagram. If you miss an episode, you can watch the videos at the link provided. FREE. Mondays & Thursdays at  2PM. Live streaming here: https://www.facebook.com/OceansInitiative/

or https://www.instagram.com/oceansinitiative/?hl=en. Watch videos later here: http://oceansinitiative.org/virtual-marine-biology-camp/


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


Live Online Yoga Classes. FREE classes provided by some of your favorite LOVE Evolution Studio teachers! LOVE Evolution, in support of the #flattenthecurve mission, is providing yoga to the people - ALL the people. Join the Facebook group and create an account with Love Evolution to access the online classes. Classes are offered at various times through the day. Everyone in the group must have a signed waiver to participate. Create an account and accept/acknowledge our waiver at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/LoginLaunch?studioid=771375 before requesting access to the Facebook group. Be sure to use the website NOT the app. FREE. Facebook Private Group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LESclasses/. Love Evolution's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/loveevolutionstudio/


​Yoga Live! Movement as a Self Love Language. While you can’t head to Creative Alliance, that doesn't mean you can't continue monthly yoga sessions! Grace Marshall will be on Facebook Live Saturday mornings providing all with her Yoga: Movement as a Self Love Language workshop! This yoga class contains a plethora of movement styles for you to experiment with and incorporate into your own routine at home. Work with the natural rhythms of your body and learn breathing techniques to increase the mind and body connection. Visit this Facebook event on Saturday to join in Live! Tip your instructor via Venmo: @gracemarshmallow. FREE. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2020/yoga-movement-self-love-language-2


ZUMBA & More with Alondra. Zumba and exercises for adults with Alondra through Facebook Live! A unique way of exercising through dance and movement. Say goodbye to stress and have fun! Tip your instructor via Venmo: @alondraGrisel-Flores. FREE. Saturdays at 6PM. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2020/zumba-more-alondra or https://www.facebook.com/Creativealliance/



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/  You can also find Bottura cooking lessons for free with the recently launched “Kitchen Quarantine” series on his Instagram site, where the famous chef shows what he’s cooking at home during the pandemic. https://www.instagram.com/massimobottura/channel/?hl=en


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