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





ZooBoo. Come celebrate Halloween & the fall season with the Zoo’s 36th annual ZooBOOO! Parents and kids of all ages are encouraged to wear costumes and bring trick-or-treat bags for FREE trick-or-treating throughout the Zoo. Timed ticketing reservations are required. Face masks must be worn while interacting with staff/volunteers and in designated "mask zones" throughout the zoo. Please practice social distancing. FREE with zoo admission. 10AM-4PM both days. The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, 1 Safari Pl., Baltimore.


Sip and Stroll. Explore unique adaptations across the animal kingdom and learn how those needs are met here at the Maryland Zoo through the highest quality animal care and a high standard of health and welfare. Age 21+ event; ticket includes 3 drink tickets, one food truck meal provided by Dough Boy Fresh, a guided tour and after-hours visit to various zoo habitats. Groups will be 20 people or less and masks are required when not eating or drinking. $65. 5PM-7PM. The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, 1 Safari Pl., Baltimore.


Outdoor Movie Series at The Charles. Bring a lawn chair and get comfortable in the parking lot across the street from The Charles for socially distanced outdoor movies - this week, for Halloween, they are playing Evil Dead (1987)! Seating area pods are painted in the parking lot across the street with 6 feet of space between each pod. They are first come, first served. Limit up to 4 people per pod. Audio is available through the FREE Listen Everywhere app (please download the app in advance). When you redeem your ticket at The Charles you will be provided with the Wifi name and the password of the day that will give you access to the movie's audio through your phone. Headphones are recommended. Masks are required when not eating or drinking. Concessions at The Charles will be open. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended, seating is limited. Redeem tickets at the concession stand at The Charles before entering the parking lot. $10. Parking lot opens at 6:30PM; feature showtime begins at 7:15PM. The Charles Theater, 1711 N Charles St., Baltimore.



Pints with Pups. Join Independent Brewing Company Monday evenings with your 4 legged friends for an evening of everything doggie! K9 Dog Training LLC will be in attendance with a Q&A to answer your dog training 101 questions at 6:30p while you sip your favorite Independent brew! Free session! Diamond in the Ruff Mobile Grooming Maryland will be on site first come first serve appointments, fees apply. @theherorescue will be here with cute pups needing a forever home. Dogs must be leashed unless with trainer supervision and friendly. Aggressive dogs will be asked to leave. FREE, some fees apply for services. 5PM-8PM. Independent Brewing Company, 418 N Main St., Bel Air.

Pub Run with Bond Street Social. ​Meet at Charm City Run Fells Point for a 3-5 mile group run. After we finish, we'll head to the nearby Bond Street Social where your first drink is on the house! Stay and enjoy dinner and drinks in the reserved space. This event is free, but you must register so that they can have the appropriate space reserved at Bond Street Social. Please only register if you know you will be there. If for some reason you can no longer attend, email Jessi at FREE. 5:30PM-7PM. Charm City Run Fells Point, 1500 Thames St., Baltimore.


Christen B & Friends - Virtual Front Row ENCORE. Baltimore singer/songwriter Christen B’s soulful voice and mastery of live looping leave audiences spellbound. She layers unique sounds while looping them on the spot changing the way people experience music. For this special event, she created a stunning visual journey through her music. She performed solo as well as with her full band and special guests, all captured live using a 4-camera, hi-definition system for an exceptional viewing experience. Upon purchase, you will receive a confirmation email with an access link to view this performance. $8, $6 members ($3 service fee added to all ticket purchases). Available through 11/3.


Baltimore Filmmaker's Lounge. ​​Now on ZOOM! Screen your new work or work in progress (max length 15 min) at this monthly feedback session from your Baltimore filmmaking peers! Send your short films via email by the Friday before to Creative Alliance Film Curator, Aaron Barlow ( to be added to the lineup. FREE. 7PM-9PM.


Maryland Gold Star Mothers Virtual 5K Walk/Run Fundraiser. ​Maryland Gold Star Mothers invite you to join Charm City Run to remember and honor our Maryland fallen heroes, their mothers and families with our Virtual 5K walk/run fundraiser. Registrants will run (or walk) the race distance at any location they choose (treadmill, neighborhood, local park) between November 6th and November 8th. If you would like to be listed in the results make sure you are tracking your time and distance. You can do so with a watch or running app (example: Garmin watch, Strava App). $35 entry fee.


Art to Dine For - Behind the Lens: Khalid Ali Shorts. ​This is a virtual event. Find the best seat in your house for a screening and discussion of two short documentary films by Maryland filmmaker Khalid Ali (Rediscovering Paul Moscat [2018]). Squeegee gives an intimate glimpse of the lives of seven young "Squeegee Boys” who clean car windows at Baltimore intersections. Away From The Grasslands, examines Hanggai, a Mongolian band that blends rock and traditional folk music, as they record their newest studio album in Beijing. Join Khalid and his media partner/photographer Brad Ziegler after the screening for a discussion and Q&A. Enjoy the ultimate movie night, with a snack pack of concession stand favorites or a free pint of Charmery ice cream. $50, $45 members. 7:30PM.


It's Pandemonium! ​It’s shocking! It’s thrilling! It’s an inspiring story of power of the arts amidst global chaos! It’s Pandemonium! Grab your favorite blanket, some popcorn, and take cover … it’s the world premiere of It’s Pandemonium, a shameless and terrifying film directed by Creative Alliance's Film Curator Aaron Barlow and starring the multi-talented staff of Creative Alliance! Follow the harrowing tale of a talented young artist named Nic who finds salvation from the horrors of the modern world in his new Highlandtown home, while befriending a cast of peculiar characters along the way. Following the film, Creative Alliance turns the cameras to their stage for some LIVE music with Baltimore's "electronic opera queens" Outcalls, joined by special guests, and many more surprises! It’s Pandemonium! is a fundraiser to support Creative Alliance’s essential expenses and free programs during this global pandemic. Donate today! Don’t miss the online exhibit that features over a 100 visual artists, one-of-a-kind experiences and feel-good causes! $50 Supporter, $25 General Admission, $20 Members (+3 Service Fee). 7:30PM Screening, 8:30PM After Party.


Pints with Pups. Join Independent Brewing Company Monday evenings with your 4 legged friends for an evening of everything doggie! K9 Dog Training LLC will be in attendance with a Q&A to answer your dog training 101 questions at 6:30p while you sip your favorite Independent brew! Free session! Diamond in the Ruff Mobile Grooming Maryland will be on site first come first serve appointments, fees apply. @theherorescue will be here with cute pups needing a forever home. Dogs must be leashed unless with trainer supervision and friendly. Aggressive dogs will be asked to leave. FREE, some fees apply for services. 5PM-8PM. Independent Brewing Company, 418 N Main St., Bel Air. ​


Fall Wine Supper - Local Country Foods. The guests have spoken, and the winning theme for the next wine supper is "Local Country Foods." The menu (provided in link) will focus on updated dishes Chef's Expressions organizers lovingly call "Modern Country Cuisine," which will be added as permanent fixtures on the Tavern’s dinner and lunch menus debuting in late November. (Think: Traditional Country Fare with an elevated Chef's Expressions twist!). Dishes will be paired with local wines hand selected by Chef Jerry Edwards, CPCE. Local Winemaker Rob Deford of Boordy Vineyards will be there to discuss local wine making. $120.00/person, plus tax. 6PM-10PM. The Manor Tavern, 15819 Old York Rd, Monkton.


Art To Dine For- Free Verse! ​​It’s a concert and conversation when husband and wife duo Dr. Aaron Ziegel and Mrs. Audra Ziegel perform a selection of emotive and inspiring classical compositions for flute and piano. Learn from flutist Audra about their collaborative process honed over 18 years of performing together. Gain a deeper understanding of the music with insights and stories from pianist Dr. Aaron, Associate Professor of Music History and Culture at Towson University. Then engage in a lively discussion surrounding a contemporary work by NY-based composer Glen Cortese that is a musical response to “America’s Poet” and Walt Whitman’s poem “I Dream’d in a Dream.”  What is Dr. Aaron's first name? Nosh while you listen with an indulgent artisanal chocolate sampler from Wockenfuss candy - included with each ticket and delivered to your door. $75, $70 members. 7PM.


Yoga at the Zoo. ​Class is a 60-minute Vinyasa style yoga practice, is coed and intended for guests 15 years of age and older. Please bring your own comfortable mat. Guests should park at the Zoo’s main gate and plan to arrive at 8:00am to allow time to reach Penguin Coast. Class begins promptly at 8:30am. All guests must sign a waiver prior to participating. Please print and bring the signed waiver with you to class (link for waiver provided using the link provided here). Tickets include same-day admission to the zoo. $14.99 Member, $24.99 Non-member. The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, 1 Safari Place, Baltimore.

Art To Dine For- Resist with Shibori​. Join artists Kini Collins and Laura Vernon Russell in exploring the basics of Shibori, an ancient Japanese resist dyeing technique. Kini and Laura will demonstrate how clamps, rubber bands, and stitching create a variety of resist patterns that result in vibrant dyed works of art. Your registration includes a supply kit, Japanese tea, and sweet sampler, delivered to your door. Note: Attendees must supply rubber gloves, scissors, and a clean spray bottle for water. Make sure to cover your work surface with plastic or waxed paper. $75, $70 Members. 11AM-2PM.

Turntable Demonstration. Don't miss out on the unique opportunity to see the marvelous engineering of the B&O Railroad Museum's Roundhouse turntable in action as a locomotive or rail car is rotated on the turntable by the power of just one person! Turntable demonstration included with admission - $20 adults; $17 seniors (60+); $15 students; $12 children (2-12); FREE for B&O Members. 12PM. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W Pratt St., Baltimore.


Pints with Pups. Join Independent Brewing Company Monday evenings with your 4 legged friends for an evening of everything doggie! K9 Dog Training LLC will be in attendance with a Q&A to answer your dog training 101 questions at 6:30p while you sip your favorite Independent brew! Free session! Diamond in the Ruff Mobile Grooming Maryland will be on site first come first serve appointments, fees apply. @theherorescue will be here with cute pups needing a forever home. Dogs must be leashed unless with trainer supervision and friendly. Aggressive dogs will be asked to leave. FREE, some fees apply for services. 5PM-8PM. Independent Brewing Company, 418 N Main St., Bel Air. ​

November 20-January 3

Zoo Lights. A brilliant seasonal spectacle is coming to the Zoo this winter! Drive or walk through a festival of lights shaped like wildlife and your face might just light up too. Plus, get that warm glowing feeling inside knowing you are supporting the Zoo’s animal care and conservation work. Advanced reservations are required and Zoo Members save $5 on all ticket types. $45 per vehicle for Drive-Thru; $20 per person for Walk-Thru. Drive Thru option available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5PM-7PM, Fridays and Saturdays from 5PM-9PM; Walk Thru is Saturdays only 4:30PM-7:30PM; does not run on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day. The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, 1 Safari Place, Baltimore.


Virtual Front Row: Micah E. Wood​Micah E. Wood moved to Baltimore in 2009 and quickly entrenched himself in the art scene. Befriending and collaborating with musicians across genre, be it the wild and weird hip hop wordsmiths, seductive dance producers, or the roots players. Micah’s sound is deeply influenced by Baltimore’s musical communities, creating a sonic cholent, long-stewed in Charm City. His new work, YOU ARE HERE, captures Micah ready to get down. Sly and danceable, Micah’s distinctive tenor yearns over layers of electronic beats and acoustic piano. Outcalls operatic vocalist Melissa Wimbish, through quarantine zoom vocal lessons, influenced Micah’s new vocal direction. Joined by friends Jon Birkholz, Bobbi Rush, Dan Ryan, Modern Nomad, Not Charles, and Ari Pluznik, the new record is Baltimore magic. Expect a warm, fun, and danceable virtual show! He will be performing with his full band, all captured live using a 4-camera, hi-definition system for an exceptional viewing experience. All ticket levels will receive a confirmation email with an access link to view this performance live. $8, $6 Members (+$3 service fee), $20 Supporter. 8PM.​

November 21-December 24

Christmas Village. ​​
Christmas Village in Baltimore is a combination of an outdoor and indoor Holiday Market at West Shore Park in the Inner Harbor. The event is modeled after the traditional Christmas Markets in Germany like the famous Christkindl Market in Nuremberg. Running from Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve, Christmas Village in Baltimore will once again bring the charm of an authentic German Christmas market to the Inner Harbor. The season 2020 will start with a preview weekend on Nov 21st and 22nd, to give everybody a sneak peek of the new vendors and attractions! The event will be officially opened by the original Christkind from Nuremberg/ Germany on Saturday, 11/28/20. FREE. 11AM-7PM Sunday -Thursday; 11AM-8PM Friday & Saturday; 11AM-5PM Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve. Closed November 23, 24, 25, 30 & December 1, 7, 8, 14 & 15.


Virtual/In-Person Front Row: Caleb StineWhat’s old is new again. For one night only, Creative Alliance invites a limited audience to return to The Patterson Theater for a special performance with a Creative Alliance favorite, Caleb Stine. This show will be available to view safely from your home via our super HD 4 camera system Virtual Front Row Series, and safely, in-person, with a max capacity of 40. VIRTUAL: Grab a ticket, join your fellow virtual audience members on our online chat, and let the glow of your screen and the richness of Caleb Stine’s songwriting keep you warm. IN-PERSON: The theater will be set with 10 cabaret tables, each with 4 seats per table. You can purchase a table for $100, which includes 1 parking spot in the lot across from Creative Alliance. Come by yourself or with up to 4 people in your pod. Covid safety information included in the link provided. VIRTUAL $10, $8 Members (+$3 service fee); IN PERSON $100 (Table of 4 plus one parking pass). 8PM. 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore.​


Zoo Zoom: Home Habitat 8K. During this year’s Zoo Zoom fund”racer” event, you're encouraged to get outside and discover the wonders of your home habitat! Choose from the 8K race or the Kid’s Fun Run and run wild at home at your own pace. Your registration includes a themed hoodie and an admission ticket to the Zoo—PLUS, all proceeds support the animals you love and our conservation mission! Zoo Members save $5 on all registrations. Packet pick up from November 13-November 20 at the main gate of the Zoo from 10AM-4PM. Submit your running time by 10AM on November 23rd. $50 8K registration; $35 Kid's Fun Run registration.

Pints with Pups. Join Independent Brewing Company Monday evenings with your 4 legged friends for an evening of everything doggie! K9 Dog Training LLC will be in attendance with a Q&A to answer your dog training 101 questions at 6:30p while you sip your favorite Independent brew! Free session! Diamond in the Ruff Mobile Grooming Maryland will be on site first come first serve appointments, fees apply. @theherorescue will be here with cute pups needing a forever home. Dogs must be leashed unless with trainer supervision and friendly. Aggressive dogs will be asked to leave. FREE, some fees apply for services. 5PM-8PM. Independent Brewing Company, 418 N Main St., Bel Air. ​


Festival of Trees - Virtual. The festival may be virtual, but the magic is still real. This year, the festivities you love will be online. Tree and wreath sales, gift boutiques, games, auction and raffle will happen 24 hours a day. Plus, family entertainment each day! All to support the kids of Kennedy Krieger Institute. Tickets are FREE. Fill out the form provided in the link, adn you will be sent updates and a link when the show goes live.

November 28-December 19

Winter Wonderland. ​Saturday evenings in Downtown Bel Air - shop, eat and enjoy the holiday spirit. Carriage rides, and maybe a socially distant visit with Santa. Oh... lots of beautiful warm holiday lights throughout! FREE. 5PM-9PM. Main Street Bel Air.


​Pints with Pups. Join Independent Brewing Company Monday evenings with your 4 legged friends for an evening of everything doggie! K9 Dog Training LLC will be in attendance with a Q&A to answer your dog training 101 questions at 6:30p while you sip your favorite Independent brew! Free session! Diamond in the Ruff Mobile Grooming Maryland will be on site first come first serve appointments, fees apply. @theherorescue will be here with cute pups needing a forever home. Dogs must be leashed unless with trainer supervision and friendly. Aggressive dogs will be asked to leave. FREE, some fees apply for services. 5PM-8PM. Independent Brewing Company, 418 N Main St., Bel Air. ​

Ongoing Online and Virtual Enrichment Events

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

​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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

​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.

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.

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.

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.​

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.

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.

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.

​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.

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.

​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.

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.

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. or

Houston Zoo Webcams. Tune in to the Houston Zoo webcams to see giraffes, gorillas, elephants, chimps, rhinos, and and leafcutter ants. FREE.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Webcams. Through 10 webcams, you can virtually visit sea otters, moon jellies, sharks, penguins and other see creatures. FREE.

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.

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.

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. or

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. Virtual tip jar:, 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.

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. Virtual tip jar:

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.

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.

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.

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.

​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. Additional information found here:

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.

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.

Coloring Pages. Baltimore artist Landry Randriamandroso has announced that he will be posting coloring pages for kids and adults on his Facebook page. FREE.

Science at Home. These science experiments, brought to you by the Maryland Science Center, will keep kids' minds learning and engaged. FREE.

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.

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.

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).

​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.

​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.

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.

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.

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.

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. or

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.

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.

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.

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:

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Kore Bootcamps. Virtual Bootcamp! Keep fit while social distancing. $50, first month only.

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 before requesting access to the Facebook group. Be sure to use the website NOT the app. FREE. Facebook Private Group page: Love Evolution's Facebook page:

​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.

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. or

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.

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.  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.

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.