Rumor has it we’re in for a gorgeous weekend, if a bit on the cooler side. The forecast is calling for some (cool) Baltimore family fun this weekend, too!

Skippito Friskito and his chihuahua pals will be wooing princesses and kids live on stage in a rousing rendition of Skippyjon Jones, Snow What! Immerse your family in art and culture at the 42nd annual Baltimore Pow-Wow. Ice Skate al fresco. Explore life as a pioneer. Soar into the sky at the Science Center’s Flight Fest or blast off at Port Discovery’s Rocket Day.

Saturday is International Games Day and many public libraries are holding events! Check out what’s happening at Baltimore County Public Library Branches.

Get out and enjoy!

baltimore family fun this weekend

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them @ The Senator Theatre
November 18-20 | Times Vary

Rejoice Potterheads and muggles alike, the fantastic world of Harry Potter has returned! Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them recounts the adventures of writer Newt Salamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book at Hogwarts.  Show times vary, visit The Senator Theatre’s website for more information. Looking for pre or post-show eats nearby? Check out Kit and Dixon’s review of Clark Burger (next door).  MORE

Ice Skating @ Pandora Ice Rink
November 18-20 | Times Vary

The PANDORA Ice Rink is opens at the Inner Harbor and operatse 7 days a week (hours vary each day). Skate shack, rentals, concessions and entertainment, as well as special events like SkateFest, a learn-to-skate program, and MORE.

Snow Angel presented by Gilman School and The Bryn Mawr School
Friday, November 18th – 7:00 PM | Saturday, November 19th – 3:00 PM

When the quiet town of Deerpoint, Vermont is hit by the biggest blizzard in 107 years, a mysterious girl named Eva steps out of a snow bank and into the lives of 15 confused teenagers who are asked to help her in her search. What Eva’s searching for — and who she truly is — becomes a mystery that baffles, divides, and energizes the teens of Deerpoint. Told through journal entries and interactions among the students over the course of a single snow day, Snow Angel is a funny and eerie tale of teen angst, discovery, and the power of believing. MORE

Target $2 Family Fun Night @ Port Discovery
November 18 | 4 PM to Close

Join our pals at Port Discovery this Friday for Target $2 Family Fun Night from 4pm until 8pm. General admission is just $2 per person after 4pm. This week’s special activities include: Bmore Fit: 4:30pm – 6pm MD SPCA with Katie Flory: 4pm – 6:30pm Create & Read: 4pm – 8pm Family crafts: 4:30pm – 6:30pm Circle Time: 6pm Tickets must be purchased at the door. MORE

Charm City Players presents Beauty and the Beast
November 19 -20 | Times Vary

Disney’s beloved classic Beauty and the Beast comes to life this November with Charm City Players.  After a hiatus from the local stage of nearly 6 years this is a chance for a whole new generation to fall in love with this timeless love story. It’s their biggest show ever with a cast of 70+ amazingly talented performers from throughout the mid atlantic region.  Every show is a theatrical event featuring free face painting and pre-show crafts, free parking, live orchestra, and meet and greet with the entire cast. Tickets are just $15 (and you can add on a $15 pre-show tea event, too!). Show runs through November 27th. MORE

Pioneer Days @ Lake Roland Park
November 19  & 20 | 2 PM – 4 PM

Head to Lake Roland to build miniature log cabins, create corn husk dolls, play colonial games and dip your own candles! Learn how early American pioneers lived. Designed for 6 and up, $7 per person ($5 members). Preregistration Required. MORE

St. James Academy Presents Snoopy
November 19th at 6 PM | November 20th at 2 PM

St. James Academy presents…Snoopy The Musical featuring members of the SJA 4th and 5th grade.

Waldorf Fair @ The Waldorf  School 
November 19 | 10 AM – 4 PM

You won’t want to miss The Waldorf School of Baltimore’s Winter Faeries Grotto, Marionette Show, Artisans & Vendors, Live Music, Family Crafts, Jump Rope Making, Pixilated Photo Booth and food by Nalley Fresh. MORE

Bits and Bobs – Pop Up *Holiday* Marketplace
November 19 | 10 AM – 3 PM

Bits and Bobs is setting up shop at St. Paul’s School to bring you a large array of on-trend vendors, talented artisans and local pop-up’s for a one-of-a-kind seasonal shopping and social experience. MORE

Rocket Day @ Port Discovery 
November 19 | 10 AM – 1 PM

Rocket into the stratosphere of AWESOME at Port Discovery’s Rocket Day! Aspiring astronauts, scientists, and rocketeers can build and launch rubber band rockets, learn about the lunar phases through hands-on crafts, participate in Circle Time and meet former astronaut Ken Reightler! MORE

Paper Rockets @ The Baltimore Museum of Industry
November 19 | 10 AM – 4 PM

Build an air-powered paper rocket at The Baltimore Museum of Industry as part of their Weekend Workers program! These were a huge hit at our family date night last week. Free with paid admission. MORE

To Catch a Dream @ The Anita Leight Estuary Center  
November 19 | 10 AM – 1 PM

Listen to the legend of the Native American dreamcatcher while creating one of your own. This hands-on event is a great way to spend time together on a weekend day. MORE

Baltimore Indian Center 42nd Annual Pow-Wow  
November 19 | 11 AM – 2 PM

Baltimore Indian Center presents the 42nd Annual Pow-Wow celebration. All are welcome to enjoy traditional dancing and drums, along with food, cultural arts and jewelry for purchase. MORE

Critter Feeding @ Eden Mill Nature Center
November 19 | 11 AM – 11:30 AM

Have kiddos that love critters? This is the outing for them! Take a turn feeding one of the turtles at Eden Mill their meal. Be sure to snap some (cool) pics to share. Tag us on Instagram so we can share in the (cool) fun. MORE

KERPLUNK! Family Drop-In Art
November 19 | 12 PM – 3 PM

Kids can engage in arts and crafts activities with teaching artists Terry Barnes and Alexandra Gonzalez on Saturday at the Creative Alliance! Families and children of all ages can also tour Creative Alliance’s galleries and create unique art projects that are linked to our exhibitions. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for an entire afternoon to explore art materials and make new friends. MORE

Flight Fest @ The Maryland Science Center 
November 19 | 12 PM – 4 PM

Join the Maryland Science Center on November 19th for their first ever Flight Fest. Let your imagination soar with the chance to pilot a flight simulator and get up close with drones. Learn about the science and aerodynamics of wings with live raptor demonstrations by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Participate in a wind tube challenge, parachute egg drop, and more. Plus test out your own flying contraptions. MORE

A Christmas Carol @ Ford’s Theater  
November 19 | 2 PM – 4 PM

Take a trip to DC for a holiday tradition. Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. The production captures the magic and joy of Dickens’s Yuletide classic with abundant caroling, spooky stage tricks and cheerful dancing for the holiday season. Acclaimed actor Craig Wallace plays Ebenezer Scrooge. This annual production has been a Washington tradition for 35 years. MORE

Science Sundays at Irvine Nature Center
November 20 | 8 AM – 5 PM

Join Irvine naturalists to explore the natural world of science. On the first and third Sundays of each month, member families can enjoy free activities focused on a new and exciting science theme. Most activities are self-guided and may include hands-on exhibits, outside hikes, crafts and more. All ages! No need to register – just drop in for the fun! MORE

Free Family Sunday @ The Baltimore Museum of Art  
November 20 | 2 PM – 5 PM

Print light and shadows in an art activity inspired by Matisse/Diebenkorn. Join the BMA every Sunday for activities the entire family can enjoy. Explore your creative side with active hands-on art-making workshops in response to works on view. MORE

Skippyjon Jones Snow What    
November 20 | 4 PM – 5 PM

Charm your children with a musical twist on the fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, based on the best-selling book by Judy Schachner. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the bravest Chihuahua of them all? Skippyjon Jones the Siamese cat who thinks he’s a Mexican Chihuahua, of course! While his sisters listen to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Skippy heads off for the REAL adventure awaiting him in his closet. There, as his alter ego Skippito Friskito, and with the help of his friends the Seven Chimichangos, Skippyjon must rescue the beautiful princess Nieve Qué (Snow What), battle the evil dragon and defeat the Bruja! MORE

Now, That’s Cool @ Reginald F. Lewis Museum    
November 20 | 12 PM – 5 PM

An exhibit featuring historical artifacts, including a signed photograph of Frederick Douglass; an 1802 advertisement for two runaway slaves from Frederick County; and a door from the former NAACP headquarters in Baltimore. MORE

Baltimore Farmer’s Market    
November 20 | 7 AM – 12 PM

There isn’t much time left to get your fill of fresh, local YUM. The Baltimore Farmers’ Market and Bazaar closes soon. Don’t miss out on Maryland’s largest regional farmers that offers an assortment of fresh foods, including produce, meats, dairy and baked goods. Craftspeople sell accessories, vintage clothes, rugs, photographs, paintings and other original pieces of art. There are also cooking demonstrations, live music and more. The market closes for the season on December 18th. MORE