Bay Weekly Calendar


23rd Annual Gingerbread House Contest & Show

Darnall's Chance House Museum 14800 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD

For a sweet treat, come and view an amazing display of edible gingerbread houses. Visitors can vote in the Viewer's Choice Awards by picking their favorite entry in the child/family/adult categories. Fee: $2/person (cash only). Children 4 and under are free. Info: 301-952-8010


Regional Textile Showcase

Montpelier House Museum

See all kinds of fiber art by local artists. Past exhibitors include the Uhuru Quilt Guild, the Montpelier Arts Center rug hooking class, and the artists of Stitching Pretty. Self-guided tour of historic house included in admission. Closed November 24.

$2 – $5

Healing Conversations: Unlocking the Transformative Tools of Art Therapy

Maryland Hall 801 Chase St., Annapolis, MD

Join Maryland Hall in welcoming this expert panel of nationally recognized and locally practicing educators, researchers and clinicians. Enjoy an enriching conversation, followed by a Q&A on the life-changing work of art therapy. These esteemed practitioners help our audience harness the healing power of the creative process. Learn how you can embark on your own […]


Maryland Hall Presents: Step Afrika!

Maryland Hall 801 Chase St., Annapolis, MD

Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities; traditional African dances; and an array of contemporary dance and art forms into a cohesive, compelling artistic experience. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility, and pure energy […]

$50 – $55

Where Journalism Meets Literature: A Conversation with Colm Tóibín and Maureen Dowd

Howard Community College Smith Theater 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Colunbia, MD, MD

HoCoPoLitSo’s 45th Annual Irish Evening of Music and Poetry will feature Tóibín and Dowd exploring the crossroads between journalism and literature and reading from their recent works. The evening will also feature refreshments, Irish art, and traditional Irish music by Poor Man’s Gambit. General admission is $45 (live stream option $20). Additional information is available […]

$30 – $45

Captain Avery Museum Art Reception: Jay Anderson

Captain Avery Museum 1418 East West Shady Side Road, Shady Side

Captain Avery Dr. Jay Anderson - Image-based Storytelling Process, Paintings & Prints February artist, Jay Anderson, will take attendees around his exhibit and talk about his creative process. There will be special focus on the paintings and illustrations for his recent book, "The Oath.Sunday". Dr. Jay Anderson has previously taught art workshops at Captain Avery […]



WAE 15th Annual 2023 Bridges to the World International Film Festival


World Artists Experiences (WAE), presents the 15th Annual, 2023 Bridges to the World International Film Festival. Each of the five weekly films will be introduced by a guest presenter and followed by discussion. Each presentation will begin at 7:00 pm EST. Participants should register through the following public link: Webinar ID: 883 1557 9925 […]


Park Books Presents: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts 801 Chase Street, Annapolis

Park Books in Severna Park, Maryland is proud to present Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York. She is also a bestselling novelist, memoirist, children’s book author, and an award-winning film producer. The mother of two daughters, Princess Beatrice, and Princess Eugenie, she lives in Windsor with nine frisky Norfolk terriers. The Duchess will be discussing […]


Mud to Music: Clay Flute-making Workshop

Maryland Hall MD

Musical instruments have helped us to communicate and express ourselves since the dawn of human culture. Learning to build and play our own musical instruments slows us down, connects us to our bodies and to our self-expression, and helps us to connect with a sense of wonder, curiosity and play. In this 4 session workshop […]

$250 – $275

Emojis for the Chesapeake: Empowering Youth Voices

Captain Avery Museum 1418 East West Shady Side Road, Shady Side

We invite students in grades 3-5 to participate in our heritage-related arts program! Learn about our evolving relationships to the Chesapeake Bay through hands-on learning and discussion sessions; to contemplate our relationship to the Bay; and to express this relationship though art. This is a great experience for scout troops, home-school families, and anyone interested […]


The Marriage of Figaro

Maryland Hall 801 Chase St., Annapolis, MD

Opera Buffa at its best! Mozart’s beloved opera engages you in the overture and never lets go! Based on the revolutionary Beaumarchais play, The Marriage of Figaro is filled with social commentary and intrigue. Who will succeed: the Count, his servant, or their wives? And will the chaos of the day end in happiness?

$28 – $100

Muddy Creek Artists Guild DoART event

Deale Elks Lodge #2528 6022 Drum Point Road, Deale

This three-hour Muddy Creek Artists Guild event will feature how to make a portrait of your favorite pet with artist Bonnie McLeod. No experience necessary, all supplies provided, including acrylic paints of all colors, including luminescent, metallic and glow-in-the-dark! You only need to bring an 8" x 11" paper print of a photo of your […]


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