Help your little aspiring engineers develop their motor skills in their very own Tinkertown.
Carroll County Public Library Eldersburg Branch, 10 a.m., ages 2-5, registration required, library.carr.org
The Shed: Shadow Puppets
In this edition of the Maryland Science Center’s crafting series, learn to puppets with moving parts.
Feb. 14-20. Maryland Science Center, open during center hours, free with price of admission, mdsci.org
Get a head start on your St. Patty’s Day celebrations with Riverdance: The 20th Anniversary World Tour. The shoe-stomping, precision-driven Irish dancing phenomenon returns to the United States after a four-year drought, bringing with it new costumes, lighting, projections and more.
Tickets: $35-80. Feb. 17-19 at the Lyric.
Legends & Legacies Jubilee
Read all about it here.
Free. 12 p.m. at the Baltimore Visitor’s Center.
Maple Sugaring Weekends
Take a trip to the Sugar Shack to learn about the process of making maple syrup, take a hike to tap a tree for sap and taste different syrups and sugar.
Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 10-4 p.m. (tours on the hour), free, oregonridgenaturecenter.org
Stop by the Creative Alliance for free weekly craft workshops led by artists Terry Barnes and Alexandra Gonzalez. Stay as briefly or as long as you’d like.
Creative Alliance, 12-3 p.m., free, 410-276-1651
Cooking with STEAM Power
Baltimore’s favorite Chef Egg demonstrates the power of science, technology, engineering, art and math in cooking. For ages 10 and up, under-16 must participate with an adult.
Tickets: $20. 10:30 a.m. at the Maryland Science Center.
Mortified Doomed Valentine’s Show
Here’s hoping your V-Day was better than those of these poor souls! In typical Mortified fashion, brave storytellers share writings from their youth with the audience in a cringe-worthy but LOL-inducing stage show.
Tickets: $20. 6 and 9 p.m. at The Ideal Arts Space.
Nielsen-Massey Buttercream Ball
This Saturday, Icing Smiles, a local nonprofit that specializes in delicious treats, is teaming up with Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders, Cakes 2-A-T and Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, a family-owned vanilla company, to host their annual Baltimore Buttercream Ball ft. plenty of “cocktails and confections.”
Tickets: $100. 7 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
The Peking Acrobats
Beat the winter blahs with this breathtaking show, featuring a host of amazing acrobats performing gravity-defying acts. Whether they’re ascending and stacking a tower of chairs, tumbling and somersaulting with ease or trick cycling, the talented gymnasts are sure to amaze with their Chinese Carnival-style antics.
Tickets: $21-30. 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. at the Gordon Center.
Free Family Sunday
Enjoy an exhibition-inspired craft for kids at the Baltimore Museum of Art. This week’s craft: “Create a wild and woven design.”
Baltimore Museum of Art, 2-5 p.m., free, artbma.org