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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - Sunday, February 1, 2015
Best in Boating Returns to the Baltimore Convention Center for Summer Fun

Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show grows 20 percent, features boat loads of fun and education including new Progressive Boat School, chance to try stand up paddleboarding indoors, and “Wicked Tuna” appearances

The 2015 Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show drops anchor at the Baltimore Convention Center Thursday-Sunday, January 29-February 1 with an additional 32,000 sq. ft. of floor space, featuring more fun for all ages and more boats to shop for every budget and lifestyle.

The annual boat show hosts hundreds of new boats, from luxury cruisers and fishing boats to family runabouts and pontoons, plus dozens of booths boasting the latest in marine accessories and electronics.

Additional highlights of the 2015 boat show include the new Progressive Boat School led by the Annapolis School of Seamanship, featuring free interactive boating education; a new area providing visitors the chance to try the latest fitness craze, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP); and dozens of DIY seminars from Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center. The Kids’ Zone features daily activities for the smallest of sailors and boaters.

$12 for adults; FREE for children 15 and under (when accompanied by an adult).  For tickets, show news, discounts and giveaways, visit, Facebook (, Twitter (@BaltBoatShow), and #BaltBoatShow.


  • Thursday, January 29: 11:00am–9:00pm
  • Friday, January 30: 11:00am–9:00pm
  • Saturday, January 31: 10:00am–9:00pm
  • Sunday, February 1: 10:00am–5:00pm
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company Presents an Evening of Improv Comedy

$25 in advance; $29 at the door

Co-presented with IMPACT at the Associated

The Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Co. will create jaw-dropping, hilarious, improvised comedy before your very eyes. Founded by Amy Poehler of Saturday Night Live, you will marvel at the bravery and humanity and laugh at the hilarity of their professional wits. Our very own Baltimore Improv Group will open the show for the best improvisers in the country.  Your ticket to the show includes one complimentary craft beer, courtesy of another UCB, Baltimore’s Union Craft Brewing. This will be a night not to miss!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series

Doreen Bolger, Ph.D.

Feb 4 – Join us in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the The Baltimore Museum of Art with the museum’s Director, Dr. Doreen Bolger.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series

Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Ph.D.

Feb 11 – Based on three diaries kept from 1863-1865 this author and Assistant Professor at Loyola University describes the life of a free born 21 year old mulatto woman in her new book, “Notes from a Colored Girl:  The Civil War Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis.”

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series

Jason Kalirai, Ph.D.

Feb 18 – Astrophysicist with JHU’s Space Telescope Science Institute will summarize a bold roadmap involving current and future NASA missions.

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Hopkins Symphony Chamber Orchestra Concert

Sunday, February 22, 2015, 3pm

Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center, 3509 N. Charles St. (at University Parkway)

Stephen Mulligan, Conductor

Featured Works:

Felix Mendelssohn: The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) Overture

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No 104 in D major

FREE concert. No tickets or reservations required. Donations welcome.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series

Denny Lynch

Feb 25 – Photographer and former Baltimore City teacher will do a presentation on historic houses of worship of Baltimore.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series

Nancy Lefenfeld

Mar 4 – This author will discuss her book, “The Fate of Others,” the true story of a group of Jewish resisters living in France who in 1943 smuggled 24 convoys of Jewish children to Switzerland.

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Hopkins Symphony Orchestra Concert

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 8:00 pm

Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus

Jed Gaylin, Conductor

Free pre-concert talk, 7pm


Russell Steinberg: Cosmic Dust, HSO Co-Commission

Maurice Ravel: Mother Goose Suite (Ma Mére l’Oye)

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Clipper Erickson, piano

Tickets:  $12 general; $10 for seniors (60+), JHU affiliates, non-JHU students, and Maryland State Employees; Free for JHU students

Sunday, March 8, 2015
Hopkins Symphony Orchestra Family Concert

Sunday, March 8, 2015, 3:00 pm

22nd Annual Family Concert

Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus

Jed Gaylin, Conductor

Selections from:

Russell Steinberg: Cosmic Dust, HSO Commission

Maurice Ravel: Mother Goose Suite (Ma Mére l’Oye)

Free concert; No tickets or reservations needed

After the concert, audience members are invited onto the stage to meet the musicians and try out instruments.

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