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April

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​​10-24


Crankie Curiosities w/ Marian McLaughlin. Curious about crankies? Crankies are the original moving pictures; a form of visual performance, involving a cranked scroll of artwork in a box. During this 3 part series workshop, mixed media artist Marian McLaughlin guides you through the process of crafting your own multi-dimensional storytelling device with acrylic paint on fibrous Tyvek paper scrolls. Through crafting crankies, engage in visual, kinetic, and narrative concepts. And then take home a miniature crankie box of your own creation! Prompts are available, or come prepared with a simple story or song to base your crankie on. Materials are provided, no artistic experience is necessary. $80 standard, $72 members. 6:30PM-8:30PM Wednesdays. Creative Alliance Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/crankie-curiosities-marian-mclaughlin/



12-14


​Irish Trad Fest. A weekend of workshops in Irish traditional music, dance and song, along with a Ceili, sessions and an Irish Music Masters' concert! Some of the world's finest traditional Irish musicians will gather in Baltimore to teach workshops, perform and lead sessions. Highlights include an all-star concert on Saturday evening at the Creative Alliance, workshops on Saturday and Sunday, and sessions all weekend long. Cost for activities and concerts, and locations vary. See link for details. https://www.baltimoreirisharts.com/



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Community Tahitian Dance. Learn the art of Ori Tahiti (Tahitian dance), which is deeply rooted in ancient Polynesian traditions and has many benefits such as strengthening muscles, improving posture, and boosting self-esteem. Learn the traditional forms of ōte’a and aparima in a fun, multilingual dance class for female-identifying individuals ages 15 and up. Fridays through April 26. $22, $20 Members. 11AM-12:30PM. Creative Alliance Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/community-tahitian-dance/

Sipping Spring: Crafting Herb-Infused Coctails & Mocktails. Indulge in the magic of herbal crafting! Led by a seasoned herbalist, dive into the world of spring herbs as you learn to infuse them into delightful libations. This hands-on experience promises to awaken your senses and elevate your cocktail game, offering a blend of flavor, health, and craftsmanship. Join us for an evening of creative concoctions and celebrate the essence of spring in every sip. Reserve your spot now and embark on a journey of herbal delight! $60, $54 members. 5:30PM-7PM. Creative Alliance Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/sipping-spring-crafting-herb-infused-cocktails-mocktails/


Books on Tap Slate Farm Brewery. Bold titles, Refreshing talk. Everyone's welcome! This month's title is "Death by Food Truck 4 Cozy Culinary Mysteries." FREE. 6PM-7PM. Slate Farm Brewery, 2128 Whiteford Rd., Whiteford. https://programs.hcplonline.org/event/9762037



13


Shake Out Your Sillies. Shake out your sillies with song, nursery rhymes, puppet shows, instruments, and, of course, a dance party! Each class begins with a breathing exercise before transitioning into music and movement activities. Taught by Eliza Adams, a Maryland preschool teacher and musician, this class is designed for children 5 and under. Caretakers are welcome to join or watch! $15 per class, $12 Members, $55 5-Class Flex Pass. 10AM-11AM. Creative Alliance Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/shake-out-your-sillies-spring-2024/2024-04-13/


Leafing the World Better. ​STEAM learning with Camp Puh’tok! How do you tell one tree from another? Together we will learn how to identify native species that you can find in your backyard or local park! Participants will then learn some sewing skills and create a felt pin of their favorite native leaf! $22 Child w/Adult, $20 members. 10AM-11:30AM. Creative Alliance Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/leafing-the-world-better/


Marshy Point Spring Festival. The Spring Festival celebrates the change of season and the return of warm weather. Enjoy family friendly activities for all ages including live music, animal talks, crafts, canoe rides, wood carvers, and more. Join the Chesapeake Mermaid as she brings her enchanting show to Marshy Point Spring Festival, captivating audiences with tales from the bay and introducing them to her fascinating wildlife companions. Individual cost for some activities, payable in cash. FREE admission and parking. 10AM-4PM. 7130 Marshy Point Rd., Middle River. https://www.marshypoint.org/


Bel Air Kite Festival. Family fun for kids of all ages! Free kites while supplies last, plus great music and affordable food. Rain date April 14th. FREE. 10AM-4PM. Rockfield Park, 501 E Churchville Rd., Bel Air. https://belairmd.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=6405



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Bring Back Sunday Dinner: More Soup for You! Join Y.M.U. Yummy U! in partnership with the Creative Alliance for an afternoon of food, fellowship and community dining. In each session, Doc. J will lead cooking demonstrations showcasing a featured ingredient or theme and collaborate with participants to create a full community meal. This session features authentic Louisiana Gumbo & “Not Chicken But Chicken Tortilla Soup” (vegetarian). Specialty appetizers, small bites, and mocktails will be served. Allergy Alert: Seafood will be present. Learn, cook, and break bread together in this cooking experience that brings back Sunday dinners! $50 Standard, $45 Members; $130 Register for all three sessions. 2:30PM-4:30PM. Creative Alliance Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/sunday-dinner-more-soup-for-you/


FREE Concert: A Capella Showcase. ​An afternoon of a cappella music, featuring Vintage Rendition (a quartet our Music Director, Tyler Horton, sings in) and the Upper Chesapeake Chorus! (Women's Chorus based in Harford County). Be prepared for a wide variety of music, featuring songs from the turn of the century American songbook, movie musicals, Fleetwood Mac, and everything in between! FREE. 3PM. St. Margaret Parish, 141 N Hickory Ave., Bel Air. https://www.facebook.com/events/1608025596609942



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BMore Trivia Night. Join BmoreTrivia in the Marquee Lounge to test your knowledge of everything! Featuring four riveting rounds of general trivia + final questions and the ultimate prize for the winning team: bragging rights (but also real prizes, too)! FREE Admission. 7:30PM-10PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/bmoretrivia-night-april/2024-04-17/



19-21


Party for the Planet. Celebrate Earth Day and spring into action to protect wildlife and wild places. Join the Zoo for keeper chats, educational activities, and more! Along the way, complete the Operation: Conservation activity carrying out missions to protect the planet. Work your way through the Zoo with activities and fun to become a planet protection agent! Visitors who complete the challenge will be entered to win a special prize. FREE with zoo admission. 10AM-2PM each day. The Maryland Zoo, 1 Safari Pl., Baltimore. https://www.marylandzoo.org/event_series/earth-day/party-for-the-planet/



19


Community Tahitian Dance. Learn the art of Ori Tahiti (Tahitian dance), which is deeply rooted in ancient Polynesian traditions and has many benefits such as strengthening muscles, improving posture, and boosting self-esteem. Learn the traditional forms of ōte’a and aparima in a fun, multilingual dance class for female-identifying individuals ages 15 and up. Fridays through April 26. $22, $20 Members. 11AM-12:30PM. Creative Alliance Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/community-tahitian-dance/


20-21


​Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival. A fun-filled tradition since 2010, the Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival highlights artisans and craftspeople who come from near and far to exhibit and sell coastal and sea glass related jewelry, home décor, art, and more.  The popular celebration of all things sea glass will be held on CBMM’s waterfront campus and offers fun for the whole family with fantastic shopping, great food and drinks, live music on two stages, and more. $22 General Admission; $19 Seniors (65+) and College Student (17+); $18 Retired Military; $10 Active Military; $9 Children; FREE for Children under 5. 10AM-5PM Saturday; 10AM-4PM Sunday. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N Talbot St., St. Michaels. https://cbmm.org/event/eastern-shore-sea-glass-coastal-arts-festival-2/



20


​Westminster Wine Stroll. Enjoy a tasting of local wines at this Sip, Shop & Stroll event as Main Street transforms into a Wine Mart with local wineries, wine-related vendors, and delectable bites from food vendors and local establishments. Live entertainment featuring The Reagan Years. Two tokens will be included with all tickets for redemption of alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage from the domestic's tent. All other beverages and food must be purchased separately. $15 General Admission; $175 Table Ticket for 6; FREE for Children 12 and under. 11AM-4PM. Downtown Westminster, 58 Old Main St., Westminster. https://www.westminstermd.gov/440/Wine-Stroll


Lock House Beer and Wine Festival. The Lock House Craft Beer & Wine Festival is back again for its 6th year and brings together some of the best beer and wine, music, crafts, and food in one fun event!  This fundraiser takes place on the grounds of the Lock House Museum in Havre de Grace, overlooking the beautiful Susquehanna River. This is a rain or shine event so think sunny spring day! $15 General Admission; $42 Drink Sampling Ticket; FREE for under 18. 11AM-5PM. Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House, 817 Conesteo St., Havre de Grace. https://www.thelockhousemuseum.org/newpage


Mr. Trash Wheel’s 10th Anniversary: A Night at the Trashseum. An evening of art, artifacts, and trashion! Celebrate 10 years of Mr. Trash Wheel with Waterfront Partnership at a one-of-a-kind, not to be missed event!  This family-friendly event will celebrate Earth Day and Mr. Trash Wheel’s birthday with an evening of art, artifacts and trashion with activities including entry to the Trashseum, a living litter sculpture garden by Fluid Movement, a DIY "trashion” crafting station, and more! Mr. Trash Wheel's Trashseum will feature a never-before-seen collection of special artifacts from the past decade including an interactive model of the Mr. Trash Wheel prototype, litteral garbage collected by Mr. Trash Wheel, and celebrations of Mr. Trash Wheel accolades. Attendees will also receive a Mr. Trash Wheel's "Wheely Tired/Wheely Wired" coffee mug. Guests will have the option to purchase food from food trucks, and a delicious Mr. Trash Wheel dessert will be provided. For adults aged 21 and over, two drink tickets for beer and wine will also be provided. $40 Early Bird Ticket (through April 1); $10 Children 12 or under. 6PM -9PM. The Public Works Experience, 751 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.classy.org/event/mr-trash-wheel's-10th-anniversary-a-night-at-the-trashseum/e567775


​Adult Prom: Through the Decades. Adult Prom at the Zoo is back! Dust off your old prom outfit, dance the night away to your favorite throwback songs, and embrace the nostalgia! This year the Zoo is taking you through the decades to enjoy hits and party favorites from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s. This 21+ event will have all of the prom classics – music, dancing, and appetizers, plus the added fun of an open bar [who spiked the punch?]. Plus, enjoy other fun activities like a photo booth, permanent jewelry, a silent auction, and special appearances from the most distinguished guests: the Zoo’s very own animal ambassadors! Upgrade your ticket to VIP for a mystery animal experience before the party begins! $100; $50 additional for the VIP Experience Add-On. 7PM-11PM. The Maryland Zoo, 1 Safari Pl., Baltimore. https://www.marylandzoo.org/special_events/adult-prom/



25


Ghost Rivers Walking Tour. A lunchtime walking tour of Baltimore's ghost rivers! Ghost Rivers is a neighborhood-spanning, multi-site public art installation and walking tour by artist Bruce WIllen that visualizes a lost stream buried below the streets of Baltimore. Through a series of installations, wayfinding markers, and writings, Ghost Rivers reveals a hidden path of the creek Sumwalt Run, bringing its lost landscapes and histories to the surface. Tour check-in will be at the small building near the 31st Street entrance. Rain Date: 4/26 at 12pm. $10; $7 Friends of JHU Museums. 12PM-1PM. Wyman Park Dell, 2929 N. Charles St., Baltimore. https://museums.jhu.edu/event/ghost-rivers-walking-tour/



26


Community Tahitian Dance. Learn the art of Ori Tahiti (Tahitian dance), which is deeply rooted in ancient Polynesian traditions and has many benefits such as strengthening muscles, improving posture, and boosting self-esteem. Learn the traditional forms of ōte’a and aparima in a fun, multilingual dance class for female-identifying individuals ages 15 and up. Fridays through April 26. $22, $20 Members. 11AM-12:30PM. Creative Alliance Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/community-tahitian-dance/


Grown Up Field Trip: Jurassic Party. Welcome to… Jurassic Party! Hang onto your butts, this is going to be the best party of the geologic era! Roam the exhibit halls with your herd and dig into some dinosaur themed games and science challenges at the Science Center's Jurassic Park themed Grown Up Field Trip. Step into the role of an Isla Nublar scientist and see if you've got what it takes to successfully extract strands of genetic code. Design your own baby dinosaur with Mr. DNA, plus more dino-sized surprises. Plus, Peabody Heights Brewery will be on-site with some of their favorite brews and B’more Greek Grill will be serving up delicious pita wraps, rice bowls, and salads. $45. 7PM-10PM. The Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., Baltimore. https://www.mdsci.org/event/grown-up-field-trip-jurassic-party/

 


27-28


St. Michaels Wine Fest. WineFest at St. Michaels and The Old Brick Inn host exclusive wine-tasting weekends featuring small-production wines from popular producers worldwide. The tastings focus on wines that are in high demand, but not easily found either online or in area retail stores. Events held at The Old Brick Inn Inn in historic St. Michaels are known for attracting discerning wine enthusiasts who are looking for unique and exciting wines to try and purchase. The tasting format will be a “wine tour” of some of the very best wine-producing regions of Italy, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Spain, California, Oregon, and South Africa. Each day there will be two groups attending two separate tastings, that’s 4 sessions total! Around 10-12 wines tasted each session. Come join for a weekend of tasting fine wines along with learning about specifics of terroir, weather, cultivation techniques and harvest/vinification. Event will feature some surprise guests to offer their expertise in guiding you through the perspective of how the same grapes can produce such different wines. Ticket options vary; see link for details on what each ticket level includes. $200 2-Day VIP; $175 Saturday Tasting Sessions; $125 Sunday Tasting Sessions. 11AM-5PM. Old Brick Inn Garden Patios, 401 S. Talbot St., St. Michaels. https://winefestatstmichaels.com/



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3rd Annual Wine Festival. Enjoy a day full of fun including over 125 wine samples, live music, local food and vendors to shop! Children and pet friendly! Blankets and chairs encouraged. $25; $40 for two tickets. Friendship Park, 3520 Woodsdale Rd., Abingdon. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/friendship-wine-liquors-3rd-annual-wine-festival-tickets-869465523787


​Teddy Bear Pajama Party. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see? Brown Bear sees children and their families stomping on catapults to pack a teddy bear picnic, helping little lost bears find their way home in an eco-sensory exploration, gazing up at the stars in the planetarium, playing through the Maryland Science Center’s exhibit halls, and searching high and low for Brown Bear’s friends—Red Bird, Green Frog, Blue Horse and more! A light snack will be provided; you are welcomed to bring additional food and snacks which can be consumed in the café. This event is designed for children ages 8 and under, and their families. Older siblings are welcome to join in on the fun! All children must have a paid adult in their party. $35. 5:30PM-8:30PM. The Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., Baltimore. https://www.mdsci.org/event/teddy-bear-pajama-party/



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Bring Back Sunday Dinners: Great Greens! ​Join Y.M.U. Yummy U! in partnership with the Creative Alliance for an afternoon of food, fellowship and community dining. In each session, Doc. J will lead cooking demonstrations showcasing a featured ingredient or theme and collaborate with participants to create a full community meal. This Sunday dinner will feature vitamin packed greens: Kale, Collards, Cabbage, Chard. Specialty appetizers, small bites, and mocktails will be served. Learn, cook, and break bread together in this cooking experience that brings back Sunday dinners! $50 Standard, $45 Members; $130 Register for all three sessions. 2:30PM-4:30PM. Creative Alliance Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/bring-back-sunday-dinner-great-greens/



Farmers' Markets


Baltimore Farmers' Market. Nestled at the intersection of Jones Falls Expressway (JFX) and Holliday and Saratoga Streets, discover the essence of local flavors and creativity at the Baltimore Farmers’ Market, Maryland’s premier producer-only market. Indulge in a diverse range of fresh produce, artisanal meats, dairy, and seafood. Explore an array of handcrafted goods, from clothing and home furnishings to bath products and unique artworks. Immerse yourself in a vibrant community hub where you can shop for everything from nourishing essentials to one-of-a-kind treasures, all while supporting local vendors and celebrating the heart of Baltimore’s culture. The Baltimore Farmers’ Market takes place rain or shine every Sunday, April through December from 7AM-12PM. Holliday & Saratoga Sts., Baltimore. https://farmersmarketbaltimore.org/

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 8AM-12:30PM. Broadway & Thames Streets, Baltmore. http://www.fellspointfarmersmarket.com/​​


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/