Tales & Trails
Join the Irvine Nature Center every Friday in March for an afternoon of nature education and fun!
Free. Friday, 10:00- 10:45 a.m. at the Irvine Nature Center.
The Irvine Nature Center presents a reading of Jane Yolan’s children’s book, Owl Moon. Following the reading, kids will get to meet one of the center’s owls and then journey outside into woods to experience the book in real life.
Tickets: $10 for non-members. 6-7:30 p.m. at Irvine Nature Center. Ages 8 and up.
Watch as the cast of TruTV’s “Impractical Jokers” takes the stage in Impractical Jokers: Santiago Sent Us. Combining stand-up, mischief, mayhem and previously unseen videos, their new show promises to be riotously entertaining.
Tickets: $52-$334. 7 p.m. at the Modell Performing Arts Center.
Baby Time Fun for Under One
Intended for non-walking babies under a year old, this entertaining event is great for both caregivers and little ones. Stop by the Govans Branch of the Enoch Pratt Library to participate in a morning filled with rhymes, music, and movement.
Free. 10 a.m. at Enoch Pratt Library – Govans.
“The Greene Family Farm” Storytime Reading
Visit the Reginald F. Lewis Museum for a special kid-friendly reading of David Miller’s children’s book, The Greene Family Farm.
Free with museum admission. 1-2 p.m. at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.
The American Visionary Art Museum wants to get your creative juices flowing! Join AVAM for an afternoon of creating (and eating) as they teach you how to make artwork out of everyday foods.
Tickets: $5 + museum admission. 1-4 p.m. at The American Visionary Art Museum.
St. Patrick’s Snakes
If your family wants to see some slithery serpents, stop by the Nature Center at Lake Roland for its St. Patrick’s Day Snake celebration! Make some new slimy friends, and create a fun craft!
Tickets: $3. 2-4 p.m. at Lake Roland.
Free Family Sunday
In this week’s themed art-making workshop, kids can make a pop-up book.
Free. 2-5 p.m. at Baltimore Museum of Art.
The Pop Ups
Come join the Jewish Museum in Maryland for a day of hilarious fun with Grammy-nominated duo The Pop Ups. The singing, drawing, and acting extravaganza is perfect for children 3-8 years old.
Tickets: $13-$16. 11:30-12:30 p.m. at The Jewish Museum of Maryland.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and 5k
Festivities for the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade begin, somewhat counterintuitively, with the Shamrock 5K race, which launches at Charles and Franklin streets at 1:15 p.m., immediately followed by a post-race fête with awards and prizes. The actual celebration of all things Hibernian—floats, costumed revelers, marching bands and affiliated blarney—begins at 2 p.m. at the Washington Monument and wends its way south on Charles to Pratt and Light streets. Vendors and eateries along the route will cater to your beverage and snacking needs.
Registration and fee required for 5K race. Parade: free.
Annual Shamrock Shindig
Come celebrate at Pierce’s Park before the parade with live music by the Shamrogues, beer, wine, and food trucks. Shamrock Alley Kid’s Passes include crafts, activities, parade gear, and even a temporary tattoo!
Parents AYCD wristband: $30. Kids’ Passes: $5. 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Pierce’s Park.
Image courtesy of the American Vision Art Museum Instagram.