B’More Social Feb. 3-5 Enjoy a little family fun before the football game!

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FRIDAY

Black History Month Celebration at the National Aquarium
This celebration “will focus on the roles African Americans have played within the Chesapeake Bay’s maritime and seafood industries and examine how they are shaping its future,” according to the Aquarium’s website. Enjoy food, demonstrations, activities and more–all included in the price of admission.
Tickets: Free with price of admission. 5-8 p.m. at the National Aquarium.

Bookworm Storytime
Hear nature stories, accompanied by a fun themed activity, such as crafts and animal encounters.
Free. 11-11:30 a.m. at Oregon Ridge Nature Center.

First Fridays
Enjoy discounted admission to the Maryland Science Center.
Admission: $9. 5-8 p.m. at Maryland Science Center.

Friday Night Stargazing
Get a closer look at the moon, planets and stars at the Maryland Science Center’s outdoor Observatory.
Free. 7 p.m. at Maryland Science Center Observatory.

Great Expectations
In this production of Charles Dickens’ sizable novel, six actors take on 35 roles, including the manipulative Miss Havisham, the lovely but chilly Estella, the kindly Joe and the surprising Magwitch.
Tickets:$25-$64.  Feb. 1-March 5 at Everyman Theatre.

 

SATURDAY

IceFest
The holidays may have passed, but winter fun has only just begun! Celebrate the freezing season with Sykesville Main Street’s IceFest, a daylong celebration featuring awesome ice sculptures, an ice skating rink and an ice playground (brrr!). Chill out with tasty treats, shopping, family-friendly activities and animal encounters with a penguin (and an unannounced “special guest”) courtesy of the Baltimore Zoo Mobile.
Free. 1-6 p.m. in Downtown Sykesville.

A Tale of Two Trolls
The Maryland Fun Company returns with a charming tale of two less-than-charming creatures. Will Hilltop and Underbridge fit in at Prince Handsomepants’ royal ball?
Tickets: $14. Feb. 4-March 5 at Maryland Ensemble Theatre.

Weekend Walk-In
Build your very own “Cosmic Egg” at this creative workshop at the AVAM.
Tickets: $5 plus price of admission. 1-4 p.m. at American Visionary Art Museum.

HONK! Jr.
This sweet take on Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Ugly Duckling” teaches lovely life lessons about difference.
Tickets: $20. 1 and 3 p.m. at Pumpkin Theatre.

Parents
Adagio for Strings & More

BSO Music Director Marin Alsop conducts the Peabody Symphony Orchestra in a performance of works by a trio of modern masters: Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings,” Richard Strauss’ “Don Juan, Op. 20” and Dimitri Shoshatovich’s “Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47.”
Free. 8 p.m. at Peabody Institute.

Booklover’s Breakfast
See celebrated children’s, young adult and contemporary fiction author Jaqueline Woodson discuss her new book “Another Brooklyn.”
Registration required.  8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel.

 

SUNDAY

Wake Up Groundhog!
He may have seen or not seen his shadow by now, but the groundhog deserves more than a day! Learn more about hibernation habits and more.
Free. 1-5 p.m. at Oregon Ridge Nature Center.

The Amazing Max
Have a magical afternoon with this fun, funny show featuring the kid-friendly tricks of Max Darwin, “The Amazing Max.”
Tickets: $12-15. 2 p.m. at The Gordon Center, kids aged 3-11.

Free Family Sunday
Enjoy an exhibition-inspired craft for kids at the Baltimore Museum of Art. This week’s craft: Weave a Coptic-inspired textile.
Free. 2-5 p.m. at Baltimore Museum of Art.

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