Cirque Goes Broadway
What could be better than a full symphony playing Broadway hit after Broadway hit? That symphony being accompanied by dancers twisting and twirling through the air. In the BSO’s four-night performance of Cirque Goes Broadway, Jack Everly conducts as acrobats and aerialists from LA-based Troupe Vertigo perform—all to the soaring sounds of Broadway’s best songs. Talk about something for everyone!
Oct. 12 at Strathmore, Oct. 13-15 at Meyerhoff.
Meet & Greet a Firefighter
Learn about a firefighter’s gear and tour a fire truck. Presented by the Baltimore County Fire Department.
Baltimore County Public Library, Arbutus branch, 10-11 a.m., bcpl.gov
Peppa Pig’s Big Surprise
The hit TV show takes the stage with life-sized puppets and brand new songs, plus the beloved characters of Peppa and her brother George who try to guess the surprise that their parents have for them. No matter how many guesses they make, Peppa and George still can’t find the right answer. Get ready for interactive fun, and of course, a few surprises.
Oct. 13 at Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, 6 p.m., $18.50+, modell-lyric.com
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
Don’t miss this fall’s Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, where hundreds of independent artisans gather to sell ceramics, jewelry, specialty foods and more. With vendors catering to a diverse range of interests (and budgets), the weekend-long celebration of all things crafty has something for everyone, as well as technique demonstrations and workshops, entertainment from local jazz and folk musicians and more.
October 13-15 at Timonium Fairgrounds. Tickets $8 in advance/$10 at door.
Bloomberg Philanthropies and Tribeca Film Festival host a free screening of STEP, the critically acclaimed documentary about a high school step team in Baltimore. The screening will include an introduction from director Amanda Lipitz and a performance from the Lethal Ladies, the step team at the center of the film.
6: 30 p.m. at the UA House.
Experiment & Explore: Weather
Stories, hands-on experiments and exploration introduce the world of weather in an hour-long program for toddlers and preschoolers up to age five.
Harford County Public Library, Fallston branch, 10:15-11:15 a.m., free, hcplonline.org
Teen After Hours: Very Superstitious
Let your teen give in to the legend of this day and other superstitions at this teen gathering where some myths will be busted — or not. Please call the library at 410- 638-3608 for a parent permission form.
Harford County Public Library, Whiteford branch, 5:30-7 p.m., free, hcplonline.org
Great Baltimore Oyster Festival
The Waterfront Partnership presents the third annual Baltimore Oyster Festival, featuring edible oysters in all forms, oyster education, music, kids’ activities and more!
$10 in advance, $12 at the door with food and drinks available for purchase.
1-5 p.m. at West Shore Park.
Westminster Oyster Stroll
As the saying goes, “The world is your oyster.” At the Downtown Westminster Oyster Stroll, those words come to life with offerings of live music, community activities and, of course, the delectable bivalves themselves. While you enjoy local oysters from Maryland and Virginia, take a minute to pat yourself on the back for supporting the Coastal Conservation Association Living Reef Action Campaign. The CCA is hard at work bringing wild oysters back into the Chesapeake Bay, all while informing the public about the wonderful ecological benefits oysters provide to our water.
Oct. 14, 12-5 p.m., in Downtown Westminster. Free.
Little Explorer’s Day/Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this day of special activities, including make your own maracas and Día de los Muertos skulls.
Port Discovery Museum, activities throughout the day, free with admission, portdiscovery.org
Join the Waterfront Partnership for a fun-filled, kid-friendly day featuring a pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, music, a petting zoo and more!
Free-$7. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Rash Field.
Wild about Penguins
Learn about the zoo’s most famous South African natives (and warm weather lovers), the penguins. Learn about the whole colony and the zoo’s conservation efforts. Participate in keeper chats, penguin-themed activities and more
The Maryland Zoo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free with admission, marylandzoo.org