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June 2013

Maryland Avenue Irish Festival • free

Maryland Avenue embraces the Irish culture with a parade (noon), art, bagpipes, antiques, fare and fashion for the Maryland Avenue and State Circle Irish Festival. 10am-5pm starting at Church Circle, down Maryland Ave. free admission:

Macramé Workshop

Create a pot hanger using the art of macramé. Bring scissors and measuring tape. 10am at Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville. $15; rsvp: 410-798-5000;

Bay Swim

Watch swimmers begin and end their arduous 4.4-mile Chesapeake Bay Crossing. Starts 8am at Sandy Point Park; ends at Hemingway’s Restaurant, Stevensville: 410-727-2404;

Infinity Theatre’s Always … Patsy Cline

Watch the true story of the wild night when country-star Patsy Cline became fast friends with single-mom Louise Seger in Infinity Player’s touching, down-home country music comedy. The next morning, the two friends say so long but continue their friendship thru letters until Patsy Cline’s tragic death in a plane crash. Showing thru June 30. Sa 8pm; Su2pm at Children’s Theatre of Annapolis, Bay Head Park, 1661 Bay Head Rd., Annapolis. $19-$38: 877-501-8499;

Worth the Trip to HonFest

Tease your hair, don a pair of cat eye glasses and learn the lingo, hon. Baltimore’s HonFest celebrates all things Balmor’ with hometown food, styles and the search for the best Hon. Be one of the Hondreds of Hons at a June 8 group picture (4pm). Sa 11am-10pm; Su noon-6pm at West 36th St., Hampden, Baltimore: 410-243-6800;

Perennial Pandemonium

Go back in time to 1973 with tie dying, face-painting, caricatures and perennials at the 40th annual Perennial Pandemonium. 10am-4pm at Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville: 410-384-7966;

Annapolis Arts and Wine Festival

Sample wines from over 25 Maryland wineries, taste specialty food, hear live music and see regional artistry at a juried show featuring handmade crafts and fine arts. Sa 10am-6pm; Su 10am-5pm at Navy Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis. $30 wine tasting; $8 non-tasting w/age discounts:

Star Gaze • free

Get away from the lights and gaze into outer space with the Astronomy Club of Southern Maryland. 9pm at Jefferson Patterson Park, St. Leonard: 301-602-5251;

Who Let the Frogs Out? • free

Go for an evening hike while listening for frog and toad calls. 8:30-9:30pm at Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, Upper Marlboro: 301-888-1377. 

Art Auction at the Library

Bid on fabulous art and enjoy locally sourced hors d’oeuvres, a wine tasting and live music at Calvert Library’s Art Auction to benefit the library. 7-9pm at Prince Frederick Library. $20 w/rsvp discounts: 410-535-0291;