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My Dundalk Photo Contest Kick-Off. See a pop-up exhibition of WWII photographs from Bethlehem Steel’s Fairfield Shipyards and learn about a new photography contest organized by Dundalk Renaissance. FREE. 6PM-7:30PM. The Forge, 11 Center Pl., Dundalk. https://www.thebmi.org/programs-events/


California Dreaming. The premier grape growing region in the United States, California is home to a wide variety of grapes from around the world. Join the experts at the BIN to explore the classics like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir along with some unique treats from up and down the Pacific coast. $10 with a $5 credit toward featured wines. 6PM-8PM. BIN 604, 604 S Exeter St., Baltimore. https://bin604.com/event/california-dreaming/



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Craft Your Own Cocktail. Always wanted to learn how to make cocktails like the pros? Come join one of Sagamore Spirit's tour guides as they walk you through the history of Sagamore Spirit and the process of how they make their Rye Whiskey. Gather in one of the tasting rooms with individual stations to make some of Sagamore's signature cocktails. You’ll get hands on in creating two cocktails that are easy enough to recreate at home. This quarter guests will make the Sagamore Cider and Sagamore Fizz. Get ready to get hands-on creating these thirst quenching cocktails! $25. 7PM-8:30PM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. https://sagamorespirit.com/event/craft-your-own-cocktail/2020-02-28/


​Pleasure For Your Palette: A Colorful Night with Emerging Opera Stars. A select group of Baltimore’s strongest emerging opera stars gather around the piano for a night of intimate opera performance. Featuring: Victoria Zelefsky, soprano; Taylor Hillary Boykins, mezzo; Henry William Hubbard, tenor; Aaron Thacker, bass; and, Maria Adele Scott, piano. $18, $15 members (+$3 over the phone, online, or at the door). 8PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2019/pleasure-your-palette-colorful-night-emerging-opera-stars



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Maryland Home & Garden Show. ​The show can be the first sign of spring for many! Landscapers offer beautiful gardens filled with colorful blooms that brighten the days of showgoers. Hundreds of home improvement experts are available to help get your Spring checklist of to dos complete. Juried crafters are on hand showcasing wares of beauty and function to improve your home’s decor or your personal lifestyle. Show takes place over two weekends - February 29-March 1 and March 6-March 8. $12 Adults; $10 Seniors 62+, $3 Kids 6-12; FREE Kids under 6 and Active Military, Police & Fire Employees with ID; $6 Craft Show only. 10AM-8PM Saturday, 10AM-6PM Sunday. Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd., Lutherville-Timonium. https://mdhomeandgarden.com/spring/visitors/



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​Healing the Body: Painting and Meditation w/ Ashley Dequilla. Spend the afternoon engaged in artistic expression within the safety of the gallery walls at the Creative Alliance. Ashley Dequilla leads you on a journey of self-expressions, exploration, and healing as you create a 72” x 32“ abstract figure portrait. These large-scale, self-portraits symbolize a psychic re-connection in consciousness between the body and spirit and explore the healing process through art. Throughout the session you will engage in relaxed discussions and meditations focus on feminist approaches to figuration and tactility in art. Ashley, stimulates person-centered reflection and group conversation by asking participants to discuss their creations throughout the day. At sessions’ close you are photographed with your creation. No background knowledge or art-making skills are required. $25, $20 members. 11AM-2PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2019/healing-body-painting-and-meditation-w-ashley-dequilla


Binology 101: Basics of Wine Tasting. Bin 604 Wine Sellers hosts a series of in-depth tasting classes for the burgeoning wine enthusiast. Join wine experts for an entertaining 90-minute class jam-packed with valuable information, in a small, group format setting. In the Basics of Wine Tasting class, explore the typical characteristics of popular grape varietals. Learn the basic terminology and techniques of wine tasting and how to recognize the subtle and subjective flavors of wine. $29. 2PM-3:30PM. BIN 604, 604 S Exeter St., Baltimore. https://bin604.com/event/binology-101-basics-of-wine-tasting-4/


Viva Brasil! Mid-Winter Carnival Dance Party. ​Creative Alliance's annual mid-winter Carnival celebration with costumed dancers, dance lesson and more. $18, $15 members ( +$3 over the phone, online, or at the door). 8PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2019/viva-brazil-mid-winter-carnival-dance-party



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Bookmaking Workshop. Learn the art of bookmaking from Jordan Levine of Wonderbooks Press. Ages 13+. Supplies provided, no experience necessary. Advanced registration required. $20 members; $25 non-members. 12:30PM-3:30PM. Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Hwy., Baltimore. https://48278.blackbaudhosting.com/48278/Bookmaking-Workshop



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Baltimore Filmmaker's Lounge. ​Screen your new work or work in progress (max length 15 min) at this monthly feedback session from your Baltimore filmmaking peers in the Creative Alliance Lounge! Send your short films via email by the Friday before to Creative Alliance Film Curator, Aaron Barlow (aaron@creativealliance.org) to be added to the lineup. The bar is open so the drinks are flowing and the films are showing! FREE. 7PM-9PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2020/baltimore-filmmakers-lounge



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All Things Pinot. The Pinot family has many distinct personalities that create incredibly diverse and exciting wines all around the world. Noir, Grigio, Gris, Blanc, Meunier, and more will be explored to show you what makes the wines of House Pinot wine royalty. $10 with a $5 credit toward featured wines. 6PM-8PM. BIN 604, 604 S Exeter St., Baltimore. https://bin604.com/event/all-things-pinot/


Wildlife Gardening Workshop: Intro to Wildlife Gardening. ​Welcome, gardeners! Learn how to transform your home, school, or work place into a bird and butterfly paradise! Audubon experts will be on hand to share practical tips and scientific support for gardening with native plants. Leave with resources you need to beautify your outdoor space and attract birds, butterflies, and other beneficial wildlife! Space is limited. Please register in advance: baltimore@audubon.org or 410.558.2473. FREE. 6PM-8PM. Sollers Point Multipurpose Center, 323 Sollers Point Rd., Dundalk. https://www.facebook.com/events/223581035320811/


Columbia First Thursday Pub Runs. Join Charm City Run for a pub run every first and third Thursday of the month from Charm City Run Columbia! Start from the shop at 6:30pm and head out for a guided 3 mile run. Finish back at the shop and then head to Frisco Tap House where you'll enjoy drink discounts. Please bring a valid ID if you wish to enjoy an alcoholic beverage after the run. All paces and levels are welcome for all of our fun runs! FREE. 6:30PM-8PM. Charm City Run Columbia, 7090 Deepage Dr., Columbia. http://www.charmcityrun.com/calendar/columbia-first-thursday-pubruns



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​Maryland Home & Garden Show. ​The show can be the first sign of spring for many! Landscapers offer beautiful gardens filled with colorful blooms that brighten the days of showgoers. Hundreds of home improvement experts are available to help get your Spring checklist of to dos complete. Juried crafters are on hand showcasing wares of beauty and function to improve your home’s decor or your personal lifestyle. Show takes place over two weekends - February 29-March 1 and March 6-March 8. $12 Adults; $10 Seniors 62+, $3 Kids 6-12; FREE Kids under 6 and Active Military, Police & Fire Employees with ID; $6 Craft Show only. 10AM-6PM Friday, 10AM-8PM Saturday, 10AM-6PM Sunday. Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd., Lutherville-Timonium. https://mdhomeandgarden.com/spring/visitors/



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St. Michaels ChocolateFest. ​The Second Annual St. Michaels ChocolateFest will include restaurant chefs conjuring up amazing delectable special menu items to showcase chocolate inspired dishes and desserts. Local inns and bed and breakfasts will feature chocolate inspired get-away packages, or partake in Simpatico's Italian Wine-Spirits-Liquers-Chocolate Cheese tastings held both days from 11AM - 5PM. Join in the fun during the inaugural Chocolate Pie eating contest, or start your day off with the Hot Chocolate Run/Walk then head into town for the ChocolateFest Crawl. There's something fun and tasty to do all weekend with other specials and events throughout town. $10 for ChocolateFest Crawl tickets. 11AM-4PM both days; ChocolateFest Crawl is Saturday only, 11AM-4PM. Various locations, downtown St. Michaels. https://www.stmichaelsmd.org/chocolatefest



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​The B’More Healthy Expo.  The 11th Annual B’More Healthy Expo offers something for every age and interest. Families will be entertained and engaged with a variety of health and wellness exhibits and activities. Best of all, The B’More Healthy Expo will connect attendees with community resources to help them reach their health and wellness goals! FREE. 10AM-4PM. Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W Pratt St., Baltimore. http://bmorehealthyexpo.com/about-the-expo/


Made in Maryland Expo. ​With over 100 vendors, the Made in Maryland Expo, features unique gifts, specialty food items, alcohol and other products from all over Maryland. Engage your senses at this “Try it and Buy it” event. Attendees will be able to sample and buy products from delicious food items to decadent bath and body products. Items on display range from sauces, jams and cheeses to jewelry, clothing and home decor items. Those guests 21 and over, visit the Drink Maryland exhibitors where you can sample MD made wine, beer, cider, and spirits. Enjoy a glass while shopping and take home your favorites. $5 in advance; $10 day of the event; FREE children under 10. ​10AM-4PM. Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Rd., West Friendship. https://www.madeinmdexpo.com/


Chocolate, Brew & Wine Tour. ​The Bel Air Downtown Alliance is hosting its 5th Annual Chocolate, Brew & Wine Tour in Downtown Bel Air. This is a “pub crawl” event for beer and chocolate enthusiasts. A ticket to this event includes a drink at each pub and sweet treats from local establishments! Enjoy a craft beer and/or a house wine at these participating pubs. Check-in for the event is from 11AM-3PM at Independent Brewing Company. Designated Driver tickets are available. Call the Bel Air Downtown Alliance at (443) 823-1797 for details. $55 in advance; $60 at the door. 11AM-4PM. Independent Brewing Company, 418 N Main St., Bel Air. https://downtownbelair.com/chocolate-brew-wine-tour/


Yoga: Movement as a Self Love Language. ​The first Saturday of every month, Grace Marshall offers a yoga session (suitable for beginners) in the Marquee Lounge at Creative Alliance. Each session 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. Mats and props are available to borrow. $7, $5 members (+$3 service fee). 11:30AM-12:30PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2020/yoga-movement-self-love-language


​Mario the Maker Magician. It's magic through the lens of the Maker Movement! New York-based touring children's performer Mario the Maker Magician is known for his handmade robotic creations, upcycled props and new school slapstick character. As seen on Sesame Street, Sprout, and live on tour with David Blaine. Mario's show is an upbeat, hilarious and very interactive experience that leaves children and families inspired to nurture their own creative paths. David Blaine calls him "the best kids' magician in the world!!" Show duration: 60-70 minutes with no intermission. $25; $22 members; $15 Children ​($3 service fee added to all ticket purchases. Avoid the fee by purchasing at Creative Alliance, in advance). 1PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2019/mario-maker-magician


​Weekend Walk-in: Plant a Silly Succulent. Let's get green! Layer lots of dirt, rocks and a succulent of your choice in a recycled vase and decorate. A special thanks to Ace Hardware Federal Hill for making this workshop possible. $5. 1PM-4PM. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. http://www.avam.org/for-educators-and-educatees/weekend-walk-in.shtml


​Canton St. Patrick's Day Irish Stroll. Count your lucky clovers, Baltimore, because the St. Patrick’s Day Irish Stroll is coming your way early this March. This legendary bar crawl is not to be missed! Enjoy cover-free access to your favorite hotspots as you revel with friends in Irish pride. Save your gold with exclusive drink specials at each location. Pints will be brimming and green abound on this legendary bar hop, so come prepared to play. Free souvenir koozies (first 3,000 people). Who said you had to wait until the 17th to celebrate St. Patrick? $20; $17 each for 4 or more. 1PM-9PM. O'Donnell Square, Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lindy-promos-baltimore-canton-st-patricks-day-irish-stroll-tickets-91679908073


St Patrick's Day Bash. Dozens of drinks, music, giveaways & good times! 5+ locations with discounted drinks. Ticket includes entry to the after party / concert and free take-home swag! Limited up to the first 100 people. $19.99 General Admission; $34.99 VIP Access; $40 day of event. 2PM-8PM. Power Plant Live! 34 Market Pl., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-patricks-day-bash-tickets-82901491593


Amateur Sommelier Competition. For the third edition of the BIN's Amateur Sommelier Competition, previous champions come back to defend their title against a new set of challengers! For each round, players will be given 10 minutes to determine what’s in the glass. Select the correct grape varietal from a list of five choices and you move to the next round. Bonus points will be awarded for guessing the country, region and vintage. In the event of a tie, there will be sudden death wine trivia. Show off your blind tasting skills and win a shopping spree at your favorite wine store! There can only be 1 winner. Will it be you? $30. 5PM-7PM. BIN 604, 604 S Exeter St., Baltimore. https://bin604.com/event/amateur-sommelier-competition/​

Squeezebox Superstars: A Night of Accordion Mastery. ​A night of accordion driven sounds by some of the finest players in the region. See link for musician lineup. $22; $19 members ​($3 service fee added to all ticket purchases. Avoid the fee by purchasing at Creative Alliance, in advance). 8PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2020/squeezebox-superstars-night-accordion-mastery



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Monthly Shake Shack Run in Baltimore. ​Lace up your kicks and join Charm City Run for their monthly Shake Shack Track & Field Run in Baltimore! These runs take place every second Tuesday of the month. Meet at Charm City Run Fells Point or Locust Point at 7PM, then run 3-5 miles around the city. End at Shake Shack where the first round of beers is on them! Charm City Run employees will both lead the group on either a 3 or 5 mile route, and bring bags/phones/etc to the Shack. All levels and paces welcome! Be sure to get your wristband from the shop at the start of the run so you can claim your free drink at the end! FREE. 7PM. Charm City Run Fells Point, 1500 Thames St., Baltimore or Charm City Run Locust Point, 1713 Whetstone Way, Baltimore. https://www.charmcityrun.com/calendar/shake-shack



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Irish Whiskey Tasting. Join BIN 604 to celebrate the luck of the Irish, which is the luck of us all… for they brought us Irish Whiskey! $25 with a $10 credit towards featured spirits. 6PM-8PM. BIN 604, 604 S Exeter St., Baltimore. https://bin604.com/event/irish-whiskey-2/


2020 Santé – A Taste of Baltimore. ​The National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware will celebrate World Kidney Day by hosting the area’s premier food and beverage event. This business casual celebration will feature tastings from 20+ of Baltimore’s best restaurants, caterers and chefs, paired with enticing beverages. To date some of the participating vendors include Hotel Revival, Natasha’s Just Brittle, Roy’s, Rusty Scupper, Sobo Cafe, Sandy Bottom Sparkling Rum Cocktails, Boordy Vineyards and managing caterer- Zeffert & Gold Catering. Adding to the fun will be celebrity judges, the People’s Choice competition, live entertainment and a silent auction featuring sports memorabilia, dining, entertainment, local art, spa, health and fitness and vacation packages. Guests also can bid on one-of-a-kind experiences and donate to Mission Moments at the event. $100/person. 6PM-9PM. American Visionary Arts Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. http://www.kidneymd.org/recent-news/sante-a-taste-of-baltimore/



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2nd Annual Baltimore Old Time Festival. ​Creative Alliance convenes some of the brightest old time musicians, singers, and dancers in the country to celebrate where this music exists today. Join host artists Ken & Brad Kolodner for the Baltimore Old Time Music Festival! On Friday night, Ken and Brad welcome a dizzying lineup of musicians including The Foghorn Stringband, Bill and The Belles, Amythyst Kiah, T-Mart Rounders, and Red Tail Ring, for two days of brilliant musicianship, shimmering vocal harmonies, and hot flatfoot dance. Saturday is packed with hands-on workshops from many of our headline performers, intimate performances in the Marquee Lounge, afternoon concerts in the theater and a wild square dance to close out the festival. Ticket options and show times vary; see link for details. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2020/2nd-annual-baltimore-old-time-festival



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A Night at the Opera Wine Supper. ​Music and fine cuisine collide beautifully to create a special wine supper experience. Join Chef's Expressions for a magical evening filled with delicious food, delectable wine and harmonious opera performances.​ Chef's Expressions wine suppers are the euphoria of amazing food and wine combinations. Chef’s Expressions creates a gourmet multi-course meal inspired by unique wines to create a one of a kind dining experience. Each Wine Supper benefits a different non-profit organization in the local area; this dinner supports Arts Education in Maryland Schools. $120 including service. 6:30PM-9:30PM. Gramercy Mansion, 1400 Greenspring Valley Rd., Stevenson. https://www.chefsexpressions.com/events/event/a-night-at-the-opera

The Baltimore Butterfly Sessions. A civic dialogue series at Baltimore's Center Stage inspired by Citizen University's Civic Saturdays, The Baltimore Butterfly Sessions will bring together music, poetry, literary excerpts, and thought-provoking keynote addresses to catalyze conversation and build awareness around today’s most pressing issues. Tapping into some of the brightest voices around the nation and in Baltimore, each Butterfly Session will convene artists, activists, organizers, and thinkers to unpack a civically resonant topic. Through the Baltimore Butterfly Sessions, BCS aims to create a space for civic dialogue & fellowship across difference and stay firmly rooted in our local community. Come for the music, come for the poetry, come for the conversation. Admission is free, though reservations are encouraged. FREE. 7PM. Center Stage, 700 N Calvert St., Baltimore. https://www.centerstage.org/plays-and-events/special-performances/butterfly-sessions



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AVAM's White Elephant Barn Sale. ​Calling all bargain hunters: don't miss AVAM's (once in a blue moon) white elephant rummage sale! Help AVAM clear out their hoard & get your hands on books, cards, publications, electronics, office supplies, furniture, retro AVAM & Kinetic memorabilia, plenty of art fixins, and loads more. It's a picker's paradise! Cash & credit card accepted. All proceeds benefit AVAM. FREE. 7AM-11AM. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. http://www.avam.org/news-and-events/events/barn-sale.shtml


Yoga for Everyone in Central Hall. Practice yoga in the beauty of Central Library. Deep breathing, relaxation, basic yoga poses and stretching, these mixed level classes are open to those brand new to yoga. Bring your own yoga mat. FREE. 9AM-10AM. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library, 400 Cathedral St., Baltimore. https://calendar.prattlibrary.org/event/yoga_for_everyone_5517#.XkQ6pxNKiu6


Baltimore Shamrock Crawl 2020. St. Patrick’s Day - the time of year when lads and lasses deck themselves in green, dance Irish jigs in the streets, and sing Danny Boy at the bars, while toasting to the luck of the Irish. Whether you’re Irish by birth, or just Irish by attitude, join thousands of these lucky leprechauns for a day of carousing and cheers-ing in Fells Point. 10+ bars included with DJs, all day drink specials and more. Get a signature Shamrock mug, amazing specials, cover-free access to some of Fells Point's best bars, raffle entry for great prizes and free pictures of the event! $20. 1PM-9PM. Fells Point, Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/baltimore-shamorck-crawl-2020-10-bars-tickets-92937746301


Binology 101: The Art of Wine Tasting. Bin 604 Wine Sellers hosts a series of in-depth tasting classes for the burgeoning wine enthusiast. Join wine experts for an entertaining 90-minute class jam-packed with valuable information, in a small, group format setting. In the Basics of Wine Tasting class, explore the typical characteristics of popular grape varietals. Learn the basic terminology and techniques of wine tasting and how to recognize the subtle and subjective flavors of wine. $29. 4PM-5:30PM. BIN 604, 604 S Exeter St., Baltimore. https://bin604.com/event/binology-101-the-basics-of-wine-tasting-25/

An Evening of Song. Featuring Stuart Orlando Morgan, former lead singer of Blue Magic, signing such hits as Three Ring Circus, Side Show, Start to Top, Look Me Up, and many more! Also performing: The Rodney Kelley Experience - Jazz, R&B, Rock, Blues, and every musical genre in between, and a host of other performances! $40 plus all applicable fees. 7PM. Center Stage, 700 N Calvert St., Baltimore. https://www.centerstage.org/plays-and-events/special-performances/evening-of-song-19


Celtic Woman Celebration – the 15th Anniversary Tour. Feel the embrace of breath-taking music that transports you from your theatre seat straight to Ireland. This celebration brings together their very favorite songs from the journey so far – songs that have created an incredible bond with audiences all over the world. From the siren call of Orinoco Flow to the playful energy of Teir Abhaile Riu. Rejoice through the lilt of the fiddle and the beat of the drum. Experience the power of the uplifting anthems You Raise Me Up and the soaring harmonies of Danny Boy. This fully staged Celebration tour features their stunning band, two pipers, two drummers, traditional step-dancers and backing vocalists and of course the four fantastic Celtic Woman soloists. Ticket prices vary. 7:30PM. Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N Eutaw St., Baltimore. http://www.france-merrickpac.com/index.php/calendar



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​St. Patrick's Day Shamrock 5K. Grab your green and join one of Baltimore's largest and most festive 5Ks! Run through our city and finish at Power Plant Live! for an epic after-party. Please note that this race will sell out, so please register early. $45 until 2/29; $50 after 2/29. 1PM-3PM. Start Line location: Charles and Mulberry Streets, Baltimore. https://www.baltimoreshamrock5k.com/


Baltimore St. Patrick's Day Parade. ​Baltimore’s St. Patrick Parade is truly the jewel in Maryland’s emerald crown. For more than 60 years, thousands of spectators from the region have crowded the streets and sidewalks of downtown Baltimore and the famous Inner Harbor to watch thousands more march and celebrate Irish culture, music, song, and dance. The Parade steps off at 2PM at the Washington Monument, proceeds south on Charles Street, and continues east on Pratt Street to Market Place. The Shamrock 5K begins at 1PM, so get downtown before the race starts for best parking and viewing spots. FREE. 2PM. Washington Monument, Washington Pl. at Mt. Vernon Pl., Baltmore. http://irishparade.net/



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Timonium Monthly Pub Run with Ryleigh's. ​Join Charm City Run for their pub run every third Wednesday of the month. Start from Charm City Run Timonium and run to Ryleigh's in Hunt Valley. Route sheets provided for a 3-5 mile run of your choice, support and transportation for your bags to the bar. Once you reach Ryleigh's, enjoy your first beer on the house and then stick around for other food and drink specials! All paces and levels are welcome for this casual, social run! FREE. 6:30PM-8PM. Charm City Run Timonium, 2045 York Rd., Lutherville-Timonium. https://www.charmcityrun.com/calendar/pub-run-with-ryleighs-in-timonium



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Spring Has Sprung. The wine experts at The BIN want to celebrate by throwing a little shindig in honor of (hopefully) warmer weather and a shift toward a new season of wines! $10 with a $5 credit toward featured wines. 6PM-8PM. BIN 604, 604 S Exeter St., Baltimore. https://bin604.com/event/spring-fling/


​Columbia Third Thursday Pub Runs. ​Join Charm City Run for a pub run every first and third Thursday of the month from Charm City Run Columbia! Start from the shop at 6:30PM and then head out for a guided 3 mile run. Finish back at the shop and then head to local pub where you'll enjoy drink discounts. Please bring a valid ID if you wish to enjoy an alcoholic beverage after the run. All paces and levels are welcome! FREE. 6:30PM-8PM. Charm City Run Columbia, 7090 Deepage Dr., Columbia. https://www.charmcityrun.com/calendar/columbia-third-thursday-pubruns


The Fifth Element: Interactive Movie Night. ​It's your favorite 90's sci-fi action film, The Fifth Element! Shout the lines, play trivia and drinking games, imbibe Blue Diva drink specials, and win stuff! Help this 23rd-century taxi driver and a supreme being try to save the world from a raging fireball that's on a collision course with Earth by grabbing a game pack! A limited number of game packs will be available at the door for $5. Packs included everything you need to fight off evil and save the planet from extinction! Come early, grab a seat, and mingle with your hosts before the show! $15, $12 members (+$3 service fee). 7PM Mingle; 8PM Film. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2020/fifth-element-interactive-movie-night



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Laraaji. ​Meditative celestial music by an artist who brings an abundance of joy to his performances. Laraaji is a musician, mystic and laughter meditation practitioner based in New York City. $20, $17 members (+$3 service fee). 8PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2020/laraaji


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Photographing the Fall of Steel. Baltimore photojournalist J. M. Giordano will show photos from his project, “Shuttered: Images from the Fall of Bethlehem Steel,” followed by a group discussion about the plant’s demise. FREE. 11AM-12:30PM. Baltimore County Public Library, North Point Branch, 1716 Merritt Blvd., Dundalk. https://www.thebmi.org/programs-events/


Stories in Plastic​. Be amazed by plastic trash: the colorful thermoplastic junk of our throwaway culture! Join AVAM in the gallery & make your own artful arrangement of colorful plastic. Richard Lang & Judith Selby Lang of One Plastic Beach (beachplastic.com) will be sending their rainbow collection of plastic, salvaged from the shores of the Pacific Ocean, to AVAM. Each bit of plastic has a story to tell. Snap a pic of your colorful junk collage to post on Facebook & Instagram. Plus, AVAM will print a photograph of your arrangement to take with you. This interactive art activity is inspired by our current exhibition The Secret Life of Earth. FREE with museum admission. 12PM-4PM. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. http://www.avam.org/news-and-events/events/stories-in-plastic.shtml​


Binology 102: Basics of Italian Wine. Bin 604 Wine Sellers hosts a series of in-depth tasting classes for the burgeoning wine enthusiast. Join wine experts for an entertaining 90-minute class jam-packed with valuable information, in a small, group format setting. Dive deeper on the regions and grape varietals of Italy in this class. $39. 2PM-3:30PM. BIN 604, 604 S Exeter St., Baltimore. https://bin604.com/event/binology-102-guide-to-wine-and-food-pairing/


Baltimore Wing & Chicken Festival. ​The World Largest Wing & Chicken Festival is taking over an entire city block at Power Plant Live! Cone out for a fun day filled with wing & chicken madness! The Baltimore Wing & Chicken Festival will feature a variety of mouthwatering delectables from over 20 of the area’s best restaurants & food trucks. Get ready for a variety of dishes & features with over 60+ styles of wings along with traditional & unique chicken inspired dishes including: grilled & fried chicken sandwiches, chicken & waffles, chicken empandas, buffalo wings, chicken mac & cheese tacos, and many more! Vendors from throughout the city & surrounding areas will be in attendance to showcase their chicken masterpieces! See link for ticket options. $54.99 VIP Ticket; $24.99 Premium Ticket; $12.99 General Admission; FREE children 10 and under. 2PM-8PM (VIP access begins at 12PM). Power Plant Live! 34 Market Pl., Baltimore. https://www.upcomingevents.com/e/baltimore-wing-chicken-festival-42948/


Hats Off to Hampden Gala. ​Celebrate the Hampden Family Center's 25th Anniversary and help launch them into the next 25! Hats Off will benefit the expanding programs and services of the Center, which continues to serve as an anchor for all who live, learn and work in Hampden. $125 until 3/6; $150 after 3/6. 6:30PM-11PM. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. https://hampdenfamilycenter.org/product/hats-off-to-hampden-gala-2020/


Indigenous Norwegian Magic: Marja Mortensson Trio. ​Marja Mortensson, a young South Saami yoiker and singer from Svahken Sïjte reindeer herding district, in Hedmark County (Norway), has a remarkable voice. Her songs center different aspects of her indigenous Saami identity, e.g. the closeness and importance of the environment, as well as both her love for reindeer husbandry and her commitment to the protection and revitalization of the South Saami language. Her trio with Daniel Herskedal (tuba/bass trumpet) and Jakop Janssønn (drums) uses her traditional songs as the foundation for a wonderfully stunning, minimal musical approach. With her unique and arresting voice center-stage, the trio gently moves and weaves; it’s a musical homage to an environment and way of life. $20, $17 members. 8PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2020/indigenous-norwegian-magic-marja-mortensson-trio



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BARCS Annual Wine Tasting. BARCS' annual wine tasting is back! Featuring 120 wines from around the globe! Tickets are all inclusive with appetizers and desserts. $50. 3PM-6PM. Second Chance Inc., 1700 Ridgely St., Baltimore. https://barcs.org/events/#event-176



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Cinéma Français: Girlhood, 2015. ​Celine Sciamma's powerful coming of age film, Girlhood (original title, Bande de filles) introduces Marieme, who is fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects, and the boys in her neighborhood. She starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls, reinventing herself and gaining a sense of self confidence in the process. This “stylish, assertively female-centric feature,” heralded as “a work of cinematic art” (The Guardian) won for Outstanding Foreign Film at the 2016 Black Reel Awards, with nominations for Outstanding Actress and Break Through Performance for cast members Karidja Toure and Assa Sylla. Girlhood was also nominated for Best International Independent Film at the British Independent Film Awards in 2015 and Best Film at the London Film Festival 2014. Mature themes; parental guidance advised. $10, $7 members (+$3 Service Fee). 7PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2020/cinema-francais-girlhood-2015


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Guitar Master: Pierre Bensusan. ​French-Algerian acoustic guitar virtuoso, vocalist and composer Pierre Bensusan, has taken his unique sound to all corners of the globe. Winner of the Independent Music Awards for his triple live album "Encore", voted Best World Music guitarist by Guitar Player Magazine reader’s poll, winner of the Rose d’Or at the Montreux Festival for his debut album, Pierre is recognized as one of the greatest guitar players of the 21st century. After taking a 3 years sabbatical, Pierre Bensusan returns to the USA & Canada to present his new album "Azwan", as well as his new book and his new Lowden Guitar Artist Model. $23, $20 Members. 7:30PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2019/guitar-master-pierre-bensusan



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Women of the Wine World. This wine tasting will focus exclusively on female winemakers who are producing some of the worlds best wines (and have been for centuries!) From Champagne in France to Sicily – Argentina and right here at home, for Women’s history month, explore how the world of wine was shaped by women. $10 with a $5 credit toward featured wines. 6PM-8PM. BIN 604, 604 S Exeter St., Baltimore. https://bin604.com/event/women-of-the-wine-world/

State of Downtown Breakfast. Enjoy breakfast and networking with several hundred of the region’s top business and community leaders at the annual State of Downtown Baltimore Report. Downtown Partnership's premiere economic report provides benchmark data behind Baltimore's most important economic sectors, including employment statistics, residential analysis, and hotel occupancy rates. $85; FREE for members. 7:30AM-9:30AM. Hyatt Regency Baltimore, 300 Light St., Baltimore. https://www.godowntownbaltimore.com/events/default.aspx?eid=AD919224-7731-EA11-A2EE-000C2975210C​


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Nina Simone-Miriam Makeba Tribute with Akua Allrich. ​Akua Allrich is a local musical treasure with a massive stage personality and vocal style that is fluid and ever evolving. Her musical roots run deep into blues, soul, and rhythm and blues, with a clear grounding in jazz and pan-African music. She sings in many languages, including Portuguese, French, Spanish, English, Xhosa, and Twi. Given her ability to capture the essence of a broad range of musical genres, Allrich is often compared to legendary artists such as Oscar Brown, Jr., Miriam Makeba, and Nina Simone. Akua will honor both female luminaries in this program. $25, $22 Members. 8PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2020/nina-simone-miriam-makeba-tribute-akua-allrich



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​Harford Christian Educational Foundation 5K. Join Charm City Run for the Harford Christian Educational Foundation’s first ever 5K! Participants of all ages are invited to come and join us in supporting HCS at this exciting outdoor event. Race T-shirt for all participants ages 5 and over. $20 per person through February 28th, $25 per person thereafter (ages 12 and up); $10 per person through February 28th, $15 per person thereafter (ages 5-11); FREE under age 4. 9AM-11AM. Ma & Pa Heritage Trail, Williams St. Entrance, Bel Air. https://www.charmcityrun.com/calendar/harfordchristian5k


The 2nd Big Baltimore Kite Fest. Blowing back into Patterson Park this spring, The Big Baltimore Kite Festival fills the sky with vibrant colors and celebrates the broad spectrum of cultures that make up Baltimore! Join in near the Pagoda to make your own kite, listen to breezy music, participate in the “Will It Fly” competition, and enjoy a day outside in our beautiful park! Bring a picnic blanket, bring a kite, bring your friends! Rain date: Sunday, March 29. FREE. 12PM-4PM. Patterson Park, E Pratt St at S Patterson Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2020/2nd-big-baltimore-kite-fest

Binology 103: Piedmont. Bin 604 Wine Sellers hosts a series of in-depth tasting classes for the burgeoning wine enthusiast. Join wine experts for an entertaining 90-minute class jam-packed with valuable information, in a small, group format setting. The world’s finest examples of Nebbiolo no doubt come from Piedmont and the regions of Barolo and Barbaresco. The northwest region of Italy is found at the foothills of the Alps and is covered with vines planted to a wide range of native varietals. The vintners of this special land work their magic on everything from sweet, semi-sparking Moscato d’Astis to full-bodied and tannic reds. A land full of tradition, agriculture, and incredible wines, Piedmont is certainly a necessary stop on the path to wine enlightenment. Come see why these are some of the most famous wines in the world! $39. 2PM-3:30PM. BIN 604, 604 S Exeter St., Baltimore. https://bin604.com/event/binology-103-piedmont/


Make Night in the Prop Shop. Every production at Baltimore Center Stage has an amazing team of artists who work to create everything from the backdrops to the handheld props that cross the stage every night. Step behind the scenes and create your own craft in the same space where the props team brings the shows in Center Stage's season to life. In this Paper-Cutting Collage workshop led by Props Artisan Rachael Erichsen, each participant will choose a famous work of art or personal photograph to replicate by cutting and combining paper of different weights, colors, and patterns. Sip a drink, enjoy a snack, and leave with a ready-to-display piece of personal artwork in 2 hours! Tickets include snacks, drinks, and all the art supplies for this unique project. $30. 4PM. Center Stage, 700 N Calvert St., Baltimore. https://www.centerstage.org/plays-and-events/special-performances/make-night



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​Red Shoe Shuffle 5K Run and Walk. The Red Shoe Crew and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maryland are excited to announce the 9th Annual Red Shoe Shuffle 5k Run & Walk. Celebrate the first Shuffle in the New Ronald McDonald House! This year, it’s time to explore the new neighborhood! Start at the new House, shuffle through the streets of Jonestown, Little Italy and the Inner Harbor! Then finish with beautiful views of the city skyline on your way back to the new House! Stay tuned for a final course map closer to the date. $45 Adult Registration (13 and over); $10 Child's Registration (12 and under); $50 Sponsor a RMH Family. 8:30AM. Ronald McDonald House, 1 Aisquith St., Baltimore. https://rmhcmaryland.org/red-shoe-shuffle/


​Harford County Inspiration Walk and 5K Run. Come out and meet the athletes and show your support for the Special Olympic Athletes of Harford County! Your support will help in providing funds which will help with expenses for things such as uniforms and equipment. $30. 8:30AM. Harford County Equestrian Center, 608 N Tollgate Rd., Bel Air. https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/Aberdeen/HarfordCountyInspirationWalkand5KRun


Radical Chicano Sounds: Las Cafeteras. Las Cafeteras have taken the music scene by storm with their infectious live performances and have crossed-genre and musical borders, playing with bands such as Mexican icons Caifanes, Lila Downs, Colombian superstar Juanes, Los Angeles legends Ozomatli, folk/indie favorites Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and most recently with Talib Kweli. Las Cafeteras are remixing roots music and telling modern-day stories to create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East LA sound and positive message. Their Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles. Using traditional Son Jarocho instruments like the jarana, requinto, quijada (donkey jawbone) and tarima (a wooden platform), Las Cafeteras sing in English, Spanish, and Spanglish and add a remix of sounds, from rock to hip-hop to rancheras. Las Cafeteras use music as a vehicle to build bridges among different cultures and communities, and create ‘a world where many worlds fit’. $20, $17 Members. 8PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2020/radical-chicano-sounds-las-cafeteras



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Clock Room Tours. Every Saturday at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower. Visit the tower and take a tour of our clock room! $5. Tours start at 11:30AM, 12:30PM, 1:30PM, and 2:30PM. http://www.bromoseltzertower.com/events
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Fells Point Weekly Monday Rise & Run. Every Monday. If you want to share your Monday morning miles with other friendly runners, this is the group for you! Meet every Monday morning at 6AM at Charm City Run Fells Point. The route is about 4 miles but you are free to run more or less. All paces and levels are always welcome! Every first Monday of the month, the group stops for post-run coffee/tea courtesy of Charm City Run! FREE. 6AM. Charm City Run, Fells Point, 1500 Thames St., Baltimore. https://www.charmcityrun.com/calendar/fellspoint-riseandrun


Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally. February 6-March 1. See Richard go. See Spot bark. See Dick cry. See Sally sign. See Jane struggle after a lifetime in her brother’s shadow. The classic world of “Dick and Jane” is beginning to fracture in this witty and raw look into one dysfunctional and dissembling family. Ticket prices and showtimes vary. Center Stage, 700 N Calvert St., Baltimore. https://www.centerstage.org/plays-and-events/mainstage/richard-jane-dick-and-sally

Wicked. ​February 12-March 8. So much happened before Dorothy dropped in. Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. It will send your spirits soaring to heights you’ll never forget. Ticket prices and showtimes vary. Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N Eutaw St., Baltimore. http://www.france-merrickpac.com/index.php/calendar


Wee Workers. March 3-March 31. Tuesdays. Preschoolers will love this program just for them. Explore the BMI’s galleries through stories, songs, crafts, and pint-size tours with a different theme each week. Click the link for information on each week's theme. Advance registration suggested, contact kedelmann@thebmi.org or 410.727.4808 x132. FREE for kids and members; $5 adults. 10:30AM-11:30AM Tuesdays. Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Hwy., Baltimore. http://www.thebmi.org/programs-events/


Proprietress, Patriot, Nurse, and Spy: The Unconventional Women of Fort McHenry. ​Saturdays, March 7-March 28. Join a ranger in exploring the lives and lesser-know tales of the unconventional women who shaped Fort McHenry's history throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Whether they were business owners or spies, the women of Fort McHenry's history broke away from their traditional domestic roles to pursue personal and military endeavors that ultimately showcased a gradual shift of women to the public sphere. During the program, visitors will learn more about Mary Young Pickersgill, maker of the famous Star-Spangled Banner, nurses stationed at Fort McHenry's General Hospital No. 2 during World War I, and many more. This program is open to the public. Reservations are not needed. Admission to the Star Fort is $15 per adult ages 16 and up. 1PM. Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine, 2400 E Fort Ave., Baltimore. https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?id=0E950097-D705-2207-6D7BF71397EBE2FB


The Band's Visit. ​March 17-March 22. Spend an evening in the company of unforgettable strangers at The Band’s Visit, now one of the most celebrated musicals ever. It rejoices in the way music brings us to life, brings us to laughter, brings us to tears, and ultimately, brings us together. In an Israeli desert town where every day feels the same, something different is suddenly in the air. Dina, the local café owner, had long resigned her desires for romance to daydreaming about exotic films and music from her youth. When a band of Egyptian musicians shows up lost at her café, she and her fellow locals take them in for the night. Under the spell of the night sky, their lives intertwine in unexpected ways, and this once sleepy town begins to wake up. Ticket prices and show times vary. Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N Eutaw St., Baltimore. http://www.france-merrickpac.com/index.php/calendar