Twilight Thursdays on the Row
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and kick back at this weekly concert series.
Free. 6:30-8 p.m. Foundry Row
Thursday Night Concert Series
Head to Ellicott City’s Turf Valley Towne Square for a free weekly concert series. This week: Appaloosa.
Free. 6:30 p.m. at Turf Valley Towne Square.
The Nutty Professor
AVAM’s beloved Flicks from the Hill returns with Eddie Murphy laughfest The Nutty Professor. Bonus: Catch the “Fit Before Flicks” kickboxing class before the movie, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Whirligig Plaza.
Free. 9 p.m. on Federal Hill.
Get your time machines ready and travel to the War of 1812, to learn about the Battle of North Point in present-day Dundalk and how the American soldiers prevented a British raid in Baltimore.
North Point State Battlefield, 6–7:30 p.m., maryland.gov/
Enjoy a night with owls! This guided tour will take you and your children, ages 6 and up, on a hike through the Irvine Nature Center, to search and call for owl species. The prowl also includes a live animal showing of an owl.
Irvine Nature Center, 7:30– 9 p.m., $10 for non-members, explorenature.org/
Chesapeake Bay Trio: River. Lighthouse. Bridge
Have you ever heard of Chessie, the Chesapeake Bay Sea Monster? What about stories of smuggling and piracy? Hear all about the tales of Annapolis and the Bay on this three-hour long cruise. Views of Annapolis, the Severn River, Bay Bridge and historic lighthouses are included. The cruise costs $45 for adults and $25 for children.
Annapolis City Dock and Harbor, 11:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., cruisesonthebay.com/
Pirates & Wenches
Ahoy, mateys! Make your way to Rock Hall on the Eastern Shore for an immersive weekend of swashbuckling fun in the Pirates & Wenches Fantasy Weekend. The “town-wide theme party” includes sea shanty singalongs, rum tastings, costume contests, a Caribbean beach party and Buccaneer’s Ball, a Pirate 5K run/walk and a treasure hunt, as well as kids’ activities and so much more.
Prices vary by event. Aug. 11-13 in Rock Hall.
Head to Little Italy for their famous Open Air Film Festival, featuring live music, popcorn and cinematic masterpiece Rocky.
Free. Movie starts at 9 p.m. on the corner of Stiles and High Street.
Music on Main Street
Reistertown’s annual outdoor concert series continues with Midnite Run.
Free. 7-10 p.m. at 33 Cockeys Mill Rd.
Feet on the Street
Towson’s weekly summer celebration returns with live music, food, drinks, a moonbounce, facepainting and more. This week’s band: Appaloosa.
6:30-9:30 p.m. on Alleghany Avenue.
Summer Sounds at the Square
This fun, family-friendly weekly concert series has become a Baltimore classic. Enjoy food, drinks, a Kids’ Zone, vendors and more while listening to the sounds of a fantastic performer.
Fridays at Belvedere Square. 6-9 p.m. Free.
The newly named African-American Festival returns to Druid Hill Park with music, vendors, free health screenings and more.
10-8 p.m. in Druid Hill Park.
Kegs and Corks
Though its name sounds a little adults-only, the sixth annual Kegs and Corks Festival is all-ages fun. Enjoy a day of socializing and sipping on unlimited samples of beer and wine (festival organizers say they’re the only event that celebrates both equally); listening to live music; shopping at local vendors; and snacking on great food. Tickets: $15-$125. At Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds.
Teach your kids the importance of sustainability at the Miller Branch, as the Howard County Master Gardeners demonstrate composting. Free bins will be provided for the county’s residents.
Miller Branch, Howard County Library, June 17–Aug. 21, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. hclibrary.org
Kidz Bop “Best Time Ever” Tour
Prepare to dance, move and groove to kid-friendly versions of the greatest pop hits at this year’s concert. The family will love the fun renditions of songs and will surely have the best time ever.
The Hippodrome Theatre, Aug. 12, 6 p.m., tickets required broadway.com
The popular country group (best known for their tearjerker hit “Need You Now”) hits Merriweather.
Tickets: $57-$120. 7:30 p.m. at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
Harbor East Sidewalk Sale
Don’t miss this awesome open-air blowout, featuring plenty of sales, giveaways, snacks and more.
12-4 p.m. in Harbor East.
Groovin’ in the Grass
The beloved outdoor concert series returns with the “Don’t Stop Band.”
6-8 p.m. at Ladew Gardens.
The Overseer’s House, Slave Quarters and Farm Tour
This is one for the books—history books, that is. A park ranger dressed in Antebellum period clothes will guide visitors through slave quarters and the overseer’s home, giving them the opportunity to see replicas of items and understand the lives of African Americans on the plantation in the 1800s.
Hampton National Historic Site, free, no reservation required, nps.gov
Cerebral Sorcery: Magic for Your Brain
Magicians Francis Menotti and David London bring an extraordinary magic show to the stage, featuring magical vignettes and philosophy of the human mind. This is perfect for teenage magic lovers.
Theatre Project, 2–3:30 p.m., tickets required, cerebralsorcery.com