Welcome back, readers. We made it through another week, which means we’ve got a new round of inspired virtual experiences in the Bay region.
The Show Must Go On(line)
The Polymath Place theater group, The Polymath Players, was supposed to host their spring production of Peter Pan last weekend. Alas, a pandemic put the production on hold. But these clever minds found a way to continue their show virtually. The actors—all area children and teens—recorded their lines and songs on video in full costume to create a completely unique theater experience. Buy a ticket for early access to the show Saturday, May 2 at 7pm. Or watch for free Monday, May 4 at 7pm: www.thepolymathplace.com, click on Theater tab.
The Maryland Zoo’s trumpeter swan pair has egg-citing new additions to their nest and the Zoo has set up a wildlife camera so we can all take a peek while waiting for the first peep. Trumpeter swans Buttercup and Scuttle are part of a Zoo conservation project. Each year, once the cygnets (baby swans) are fully grown, the Zoo transports them to Iowa to be released as a part of a special conservation program with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The average clutch size for the species is 4-6 eggs and eggs hatch after approximately 34 days of gestation. The first egg, laid on Sunday, April 12, should hatch beginning in mid-May. This is the couple’s fifth clutch. Trumpeter swans are the largest waterfowl species native to North America and the largest swan in the world. www.marylandzoo.org/animals/live-cams-feeds/swan-nest-live-cam/
Friday Night Party
Robbie & Donovan’s Friday Night Party features popular Southern Maryland musicians Robbie Boothe and Donovan Farrell. This time of year, the town of Leonardtown usually kicks off a street party on Friday nights full of free music. For now, you can experience the Leonardtown Virtual Artist Showcase of emerging and well-established artists on the new Leonardtown Arts & Entertainment Online virtual platform www.VisitLeonardtownMD.com and the Town of Leonardtown Facebook Page.
Tap Your Creativity
The Chesapeake Arts Center in Brooklyn Park usually plays host to theater, dance, music and art exhibits and performances. Right now, it’s pretty quiet in their halls. But in their online space they are still promoting togetherness through art. The CAC Color Wheel Challenge is an activity you can download and complete and then share on social media. Each day you complete one activity on the wheel using minimal supplies and lots of creative thinking. CAC also promises a prize for completed wheels sometime in our corona-free future. www.chesapeakearts.org/colorwheel
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