An exhibition that brings 1812 Baltimore vividly to life. Runs through June 9, 2014. All day, the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St., Baltimore. Visit mdhs.org/betsy-bonaparte/the-exhibition.
National Aquarium’s popular community discount program, Fridays After
Five, returns on Friday, September 6. Every Friday evening through March 28, guests entering National Aquarium, Baltimore between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. (exploring until 9:30 p.m.) will enjoy a low admission price of $12.
Fridays After Five is a great way for visitors to discover the wonders of the Aquarium’s collection of more than 16,000 magnificent animals and explore exhibits including the newly opened Blacktip Reef exhibit and Dolphin Discovery at a greatly reduced price. For the best experience ever, visit http://aqua.org/visittoday.
Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series
October, 2013-March, 2014
All programs are on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
The programs are held in the Conference Room at the Pikesville Library, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208.
For more information the public may call 410-887-1234 or visit www.bcpl.info</p>
Mark Osteen, Ph.D.
Nov 20 – Professor of English and Chair of Film Studies, Loyola University Maryland, Dr. Osteen, JHU Press author of “Nightmare Alley: Film Noir and the American Dream,” examines how film noir disputes the notion at the heart of the American dream.
Nov 27 – No Program
Michael Meyerson *
Dec 4 – Professor at University of Baltimore School of Law and author of “Endowed by Our Creator: The Birth of Religious Freedom in America,” an exploration of the struggle over the relationship between religion and government.
Dec 11 – Professor at University of Maryland School of Law and author of “Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice,” which emphasizes the role Baltimore and Maryland played in influencing Thurgood Marshall’s early years.
Peter Bielenson, M.D.
Dec 18 – JHU Press co-author with Patrick McGuire of “Tapping into the Wire: The Real Urban Crisis,” a book about urban policy and public health issues.
Alfred Sommer, M.D., M.H.S.
Jan 8 – Former Dean of Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and JHU Press author of “10 Lessons in Public Health,” shares stories from a career devoted to improving health in some of the neediest parts of the world.
Jan 15 – Come celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner with the filmmaker of the MPT independent documentary, “Anthem,” as he shares the fascinating origins of the music of our national anthem.
Jan 22 – Tells us about his book “Reservoir Hill,” an old and still vibrant Baltimore neighborhood.
Jay Schlossberg Cohen
Jan 29 – A look at his career and his much admired community art projects.
James Archer Abbott
Feb 5 – Step back into the Gilded Age as we go on a privately curated tour with James Archer Abbott, director and curator of Johns Hopkins University’s Evergreen Museum & Library in “Baltimore’s Evergreen: The Dream House Re-imagined.”
Feb 12 – Director of the Johns Hopkins Symphony Orchestra will preview his March concert, which will include Grand Canyon Suite and Pictures at an Exhibition.
Feb 19 – Join us as the Chief Curator at The Maryland Historical Society shares the story of the Baltimore Bonapartes as she explains her exhibit, “A Woman of Two Worlds: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Her Quest for an Imperial Legacy.”
Feb 26 – CEO of Direct Dimensions will introduce us to the exciting new technology of 3-D printing.
Earle Havens, Ph.D
March 5 – Join us as the William Kurrelmeyer Curator of Early Rare Books & Manuscripts at Johns Hopkins University shares one of the premier collections in the world as he takes us into the “Halls of Wonder: Rare Books and the Birth of Museums in Europe.”
March 12 – Author of “The Paris Architect,” a tale of the building of secret hiding places for Jews in Nazi occupied Paris.
March 19 – Join us in welcoming the new Curator of the George Peabody Library, as he debunks the urban legends in the fascinating “History of The Peabody Library: Baltimore’s First Public Library.”
March 26 – We conclude our 2013-2014 season with a musical interlude with this MPT hostess and very talented musician.
1st Sunday of every month
Bring your dog the First SUNDAY of each month at 11 am! Hike on the grounds of our animal shelter’s forested wildlife sanctuary in Reisterstown, led by Dr. Mary Zink, Baltimore Humane Society Veterinary Medical Director of the Low Cost Veterinary Wellness Spay/Neuter Center.
· Approximately 45 min-1 hour in duration
· BYO DOG (Proof of rabies vaccination required)
· Rain or Shine
· $2 per dog participation fee and no prior registration required
· Moderate hiking level so dog and hiker need to be able to maneuver trees, hills, and streams
· All dogs must be on a 4-6 ft leash (no retractable leashes permitted) and walked by a hiker that is 14 years of age or older
· Bring plenty drinking water for yourself and your dog
· Appropriate hiking attire is recommended à comfortable, flexible, closed-toe shoes and durable clothing that can withstand mud, tall grass, twigs, stickers, stream water etc.
Take an introductory Spanish Language and Culture class at Notre Dame of Maryland University. The program will be offered every Tuesday beginning February 18 and running through May 6. Registrants can choose afternoon sessions from 3 to 5 p.m. or evening sessions from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Linda Stilling, SSND, at 410-532-5306, send an e-mail to email@example.com or visit www.ndm.edu/spanishlanguageandculture. Cost is $400; Group rate: $1,050 for three participants (by February 3, 2014)
$425; Group rate: $1,125 for three participants (after February 3, 2014)
Ferguson Gallery is pleased to present the art of Baltimore artist, Sanzi Kermes. In this exhibit, Book of Dreams: PostCards Home, multimedia artist Sanzi Kermes presents installation art, artist’s books, and prints, three components that comprise her vast artistic practice.
PostCards Home is an installation in which the audience is invited to mail a postcard back to the artist, which then will be incorporated into a future edition of artists books. Completed books and prints presented in this exhibition document and present artist and audience interactions from the past decade.
Kermes’ Scrabble series explores the intersection of art and play by documenting Scrabble games the artist has played visually and linguistically through the printmaking process. An avid Scrabble player, Kermes started this project after a conversation with Minimalist artist Brice Marden in 2000. She says “Brice said he has a fixed set of parameters to guide his art practice – and that he subsequently has the freedom to break those parameters. I began to think about that when I played Scrabble: a game with a fixed set of parameters, 100 tiles; 225 squares. How many variations from that beginning might occur?” This innovative series of prints is a creative record incorporating many facets of the game. Each set of prints is presented as an artist’s book.
Born in Pittsburgh, Kermes has lived and worked in England, where she received her Masters in Contemporary Fine Art Practice in 2008 from Leeds Metropolitan University. Her paintings were collected extensively while in the UK. Kermes returned to Baltimore in 2009 and has since focused her practice on both painting and the making of artist books. She has exhibited widely in the UK and in the US at venues including Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair, Waldorf School of Baltimore, Minas Gallery, and Maryland Art Place.
Reception Thursday, February 27, 5-7pm
Gallery Talk March 27 at noon
(Baltimore, M.D.) –Monster Jam® returns to the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, M.D. February 28 – March 2, 2014. This will be the only Monster Jam engagement in Baltimore during 2014.
Monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate almost 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. They whirl and fly 130 feet into the air, amazing audiences of all ages.
Patrons with a ticket to the 2:00 pm shows on Saturday, March 1st and Sunday, March 2nd, plus a valid Pit Pass, can kick off the event in the Party in the Pits from 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. During the Party in the Pits, fans and families have an opportunity to see the trucks up close and take photos and get autographs from their favorite drivers. Pit Passes are available for $10 at the Baltimore Arena Box Office, all Ticketmaster retail outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or charged by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Baltimore Arena | Baltimore, M.D. | February 28 – March 2, 2014
Friday, February 28 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 1 – 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 2 – 2:00 p.m.
Ticket Information: Ticket prices starting at $15. Kid’s tickets are $10. All tickets are $2 more on the day of show. Additional fees may apply.
Tickets are available now at the Baltimore Arena box office, all Ticketmaster retail outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Join SpongeBob SquarePants and his underwater friends on a rollicking adventure in Bikini Bottom this spring with SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D – The Great Jelly Rescue attraction, coming to National Aquarium’s 4-D Immersion Theater from March 1, 2014 through November 13, 2014.
Spring Maryland Home & Garden Show
Maryland State Fairgrounds
2200 York Road
Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2, 2014
Friday, March 7 through Sunday, March 9, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.*
Sunday, March 2, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, March 7, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 8, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.*
Sunday, March 9, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
*Craft show closes at 8 p.m.
The Maryland Home & Garden Show is blooming with vibrant color—bold and beautiful flower, tree, and shrub arrangements will illuminate the Timonium Fairgrounds as inspiration for indoor and outdoor lawn and landscape masterpieces. Getting homeowners ready for spring, hundreds of landscape and home experts will display their latest designs and products just in time for the beginning of spring projects that were put off all winter. Over two weekends, the Maryland Home & Garden Show, now in its 33rd year, will feature:
- Landscaped Gardens: Home lawn enthusiasts won’t want to miss the brilliantly landscaped spring gardens. Local landscape professionals will showcase unique solutions for outdoor living in beautifully designed displays including blossoming flowers, water features, stone features and fire pits.
- More than 300 home improvement exhibitors: Nationally-recognized home experts will offer the latest and greatest indoor and outdoor home products and services – from decks, patios, kitchens and baths to cabinets, countertops, hot tubs and water proofing. Many will be offering show-exclusive specials.
- Orioles Head Groundskeeper: One of only two female head groundskeepers in MLB, Nicole McFadyen will offer tips, tricks and techniques on growing beautiful and functional grass. Nicole will also speak on her rise to head groundskeeper for the Baltimore Orioles and will field Q&A’s with visitors. Orioles fans won’t want to miss meeting the leading lady in charge of home field advantage.
- Horticulture Hall (2nd weekend): The Maryland Orchid Society Show & Sale, a deeply-rooted spring show favorite, will feature thousands of vivid and rare flowers. For those interested in the art of bonsai, the Baltimore Bonsai Club’s will provide educational exhibits on how to design and maintain your own bonsai.
- Petting Zoo (2nd weekend): Also located in Horticulture Hall—Green Meadows Farms will provide families interested in a hands-on animal encounter with the chance to pet goats, sheep, alpacas, llama, donkeys, bunnies, guinea pigs, a pot belly pig, calves and a tortoise!
- Maryland Spring Craft Show: More than 125 juried craftspeople will display and sell one-of-a-kind, handmade creations, including fine art, jewelry, pottery, fashion and home accessories.
- Free Seminars, Consultations: Enjoy savvy, one-on-one interior design consultations from members of the American Society of Interior Designers. Come prepared with your photos, floor plans and design questions to receive complimentary expert advice. Free seminars include topics ranging from flower arranging to kitchen remodeling and rain water harvesting.
Tickets to the Maryland Home & Garden Show at the Maryland State Fairgrounds are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $3 for kids ages 6-12, and free for children under 6 years old. Admission to the Maryland Spring Craft Show only is $6. Receive $2 off your ticket and free parking when you buy tickets online at http://www.mdhomeandgarden.com/spring.
The Maryland Home & Garden Show is sponsored by M&T Bank.
For more information on the Maryland Home & Garden Show, visit www.mdhomeandgarden.com/spring or call (410) 863-1180.