Explore backstage at Center Stage, experience a classical music mash-up with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, make a fairy lantern, try ice hockey for FREE, taste the magic of Harry Potter at The Charmery, and MORE! Check out our favorite Baltimore family events this weekend!

Hey, Annapolis families! Join us for a pajama brunch at Miss Shirley’s Cafe on Saturday, February 22nd! A special two-course menu, balloon artistry, crafts, and MORE! Space is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. Ticket sales will be stopped at 9 AM on Friday, February 21.

Baltimore Family Events This Weekend, February 21-23

BALTIMORE CITY

$2 Family Fun Night presented by Maryland 529
February 21 | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Explore Port Discovery’s BIG new exhibits, The SkyClimber and The Port, and three floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits for just $2 per person! Head to the museum for $2 Family Fun Night presented by Maryland 529 on Friday, February 21st from 4-8PM. This is a great chance to explore the Museum’s two newest exhibits, The SkyClimber and The Port, and updated guest amenities! Tickets for this event must be purchased in person at the event. MORE

MAC Family Bootcamp
February 21 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
MAC Harbor East

Join Trainer Wayne and his child for a fun Family Boot Camp. No video games or social media — just good old fashioned fun. Break a sweat with your kids, and be prepared to smile and make new memories. What to expect: agility drills, obstacle course, races and of course…the kids vs parents battle. MORE

Backstage at Center Stage
February 22 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Baltimore Center Stage

Welcome To Baltimore Center Stage’s World! Their FREE open house returns on Saturday, February 22 from 9AM to 1PM. Spend the day behind the scenes where the theater magic happens! Featuring live music, backstage tours, exclusive ticket deals, interactive activities, and more! Backstage at Center Stage is a don’t-miss experience for theatergoers of all ages. Free & Open To The Public! MORE

Drop In Art | artWORKS
February 22 and 23 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Walters Art Museum

Drop-in, explore materials, and create a work of art to take home at The Walters Art Museum. Each weekend features a new project. MORE

Classical Mash-Up & Family Luncheon
February 22 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Imagine the sounds of the classics with a Hip Hop beat! How about a mash-up with some cool rockin’ rhythms? Don’t miss this special program when the BSO joins with Grammy®-nominated beatboxer and multi-instrumentalist Christylez Bacon and wildly original electric cellist/composer Wytold for a crash course in the fundamentals of remixing! Through beatboxing, improvising and other creative techniques, these area favorites take inspiration from a Bach Prelude, Pachelbel’s Canon, Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony and other masterpieces featured everywhere from movies to TV to weddings—and make them completely their own. Join the BSO in the lobby at 9:45 am for a range of interactive activities including face painting, crafts and more! MORE

Elizabeth Catlett Family Day
February 22 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Bring the entire family to explore the works of renowned printmaker and sculptor Elizabeth Catlett! Spend the day enjoying Afro-Latino dance performances, storytelling and studio art activities inspired by Catlett. Special admission: $5. MORE

Cupcake Decorating & Tea
February 22 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Twisted Teahouse

Come learn how to pipe frosting, make fondant hearts & flower, and use a variety of toppings to decorate your cupcake! Tea and cookies will be served. $15 per person. RSVP by text or call 410-991-2776. MORE

Discovery Stage Series featuring SOLE Defined
February 22 | 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Port Discovery Children’s Museum

On Saturday, February 22, join us for an exclusive and festive performance featuring an award-winning show that takes an exciting twist on theater dance! SOLE Defined combines tap dance, tapping, roller skating and more to create a conversation through music and movement. This performance is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org). MORE

The Charmery Presents Harry Potter Movie Experience
February 23 – February 25 | Times Vary
The Charmery – Ice Cream Factory

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” While true…for just a few moments in time let’s live in those dreams. Join The Charmery as they turn their Ice Cream Factory into a Harry Potter wonderland with a full sensory movie showing of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone. This fully unique movie experience includes a self-serve popcorn bar, special themed punch, treats that correlate to scenes in the movie, and other sensory delights. MORE

Sharebaby Volunteer Session & Drop Off Hours
February 23 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
ShareBaby Warehouse

Want to get hands on with helping Baltimore’s babies in need? We can host up to 20 volunteers at our family-friendly session to help us count, sort and package gear and diapers! All ages welcome, generally children ages 6+ can assist with tasks. Online sign up is required: https://sharebaby.org/volunteer-at-our-warehouse/. MORE

BALTIMORE COUNTY

Lego Letter Building Workshop
February 21 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Shops at Kenilworth

Build and learn with LEGO letters! One of the most effective ways to help your child learn letters is through play. Creating the alphabet with Lego bricks, is a fun way for preschoolers to become more familiar with letters. Classic Plastic Bricks be hosting a Lego letter building workshop this Friday at Port Discovery Children’s Museum pop up space at The Shops at Kenilworth. MORE

Magic at Poulet the COOP in Timonium
February 21 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Poulet

On Friday, February 21, from 6 to 8 Adam Stone Magic will appear at POULET the COOP in Timonium! Adam will be performing table side for anyone who loves live magic and singing all of his favorite Disney hits for anyone that doesn’t. He suggests you go with the magic — his rendition of “Poor Unfortunate Souls” is a bit pitched. POULET has amazing food and a fantastic atmosphere perfect to sit back relax and enjoy the evening. MORE

Baltimore Blast vs. Orlando SeaWolves
February 21 @ 7:35 pm – 9:30 pm
Baltimore Blast

The Baltimore Blast start the 3 game weekend at home as they take on the Orlando SeaWolves this Friday night at 7:35pm at SECU Arena. At halftime, watch your favorite local tv and radio personalities play against each other in a halftime charity match sponsored by Antwerpen Automotive.It’s also Family Archdiocese Night! Tickets start at $28 and include FREE parking. MORE

Kids Birdhouse Event
February 22 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Rommel’s ACE Hardware

At ACE, the believe in helping teach the future craftsmen of America. That’s why you can bring in your Kids to build a birdhouse with their team! Visit Rommel’s ACE in Perry Hall on Saturday February 22nd between the hours of 11am and 2pm, and have fun with your kids building a birdhouse that they can keep and enjoy. Parents can get a discount coupon good same day or on your next visit. Birdhouse kits are limited to the first 24 children. MORE

Nature Detectives
February 22 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Identify animal prints, scat, and other signs of wildlife. Then, practice your tracking skills with a park-wide treasure hunt (and a prize!) $2 per child, for ages 5 and up. MORE

Coppermine Parents Night Out
February 22 | 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Coppermine Fieldhouse

Children, ages 4 to 11 years old, are invited to join us for high-energy games, activities, snacks, and fun while parents enjoy a night out! MORE

Ballet Hispánico
February 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

Ballet Hispánico, the premier Latino dance organization in the United States, brings individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through dance. Whether dancing on stage, in school, or in the street, Ballet Hispánico creates a space where few institutions are breaking ground. The organization’s founder, National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramirez, sought to give voice to the Hispanic experience and break through stereotypes. MORE

Family Fitness Fun Day
February 23 | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Chizuk Amuno Congregation

Fitness classes for children and adults, group fitness, gymnastics, designated baby play area, tennis lesson & more! Smoothie Bar and healthy snacks provided. Classes by Parisi Speed School, Pure Barre Pikesville, Knockout Fitness, Adam Stein Tennis, JCC and more! $5/person or $20 max / family (all classes and lessons included) Please RSVP and pay online at tinyurl.com/familyfitnessfun2020 or to Mgold@chizukamuno.org. MORE

HARFORD COUNTY

Maple Sugar Time!
February 22 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Eden Mill Nature Center

Discover how delicious maple syrup is made from tree sap. Learn how to identify the right tree, what the best weather conditions are for tapping, and how you can do this yourself at home! For all ages (15 and under accompanied by a registered adult). $4/member; $6/non-member. Pre-registration is required. MORE

Marsh Fairy Lanterns
February 22 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Fanciful fairies are known to inhabit all sorts of places, including the marsh. Create a beautiful, decorative lantern that is reminiscent of the lush world of marsh fairies in the summer season. This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult. MORE

Try Hockey for Free!
February 22 | 2:45 pm -4:00 pm
Ice World

This event is designed to provide kids, between the ages of 4 to 15, a completely free experience to try youth hockey. A limited amount of equipment is available to borrow. Their top coaches will be on the ice to assist your child in learning the basics. Your daughter or son does not need any previous skating or hockey experience! MORE

HOWARD COUNTY

Lil’ Stars Astronomy Program
February 22| 10:00 am – 10:30 am and 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Robinson Nature Center

Let your little one discover outer space through the views of the stars and planets, stories, crafts or song. Give your child a special nighttime experience during the day! Programs focus on a different theme each month- from colors of stars, to the stories of the constellations, to the seasonal changes in the sky. All children must be accompanied by a ticketed adults. Preregister to secure your seats. No late seating. 3-8 yrs w/ parent $4 per ticket w/ admission. MORE

Rails to Tails: Preschool Storytime
February 22 | 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum

Hop aboard the story train! Hear stories about people, places and cultures throughout history, play old time games, and make a themed craft that you can take home! Themes change each program, so be sure to visit us several times. Info: Emily Mosher, 410-313-0419 or emosher@howardcountymd.gov Ages 1.5-5 yrs. $3 per participant. MORE

A Home For Warm, Fuzzy & Prickly
February 23 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Robinson Nature Center

Join Robinson Nature Center for an incredible day in collaboration with animal rescue organizations, Friends of Rabbits and OtherWorld Exotics. Investigate where animals go in the winter as we re-enact a winter classic, “The Mitten,” through an engaging puppet show. Search for mittens and signs of wildlife along the Center’s wooded trails. Meet amazing rabbits and hedgehogs, just like those featured in the story. All these animals are looking for good homes! There are three program times: 1 PM, 2 PM, and 3 PM. MORE

Open Mic for Kids
February 23 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Howard County Library System – Elkridge Branch

Bring a short story, poem, oration, etc. Read something by you or someone else! Bring copies to swap with other young writers! Please, RSVP by the 21st! All ages and abilities are welcome! MORE

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY

Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents Swan Lake
February 21 – 23 | Times Vary
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Swan Lake The Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents this “timeless classic” as a fusion of compelling drama, dance, passion, athleticism, and romance. Perfectly paced story-telling awaits you as Prince Siegfried finds love and death, a beautiful maiden who has been cursed by an evil Sorcerer, Von Rothbart, to take the form of a swan during the day. Discover their fate as Prince Siegfried battles the Sorcerer for Odette’s freedom, love, and life. Principal dancer Nicole Kelsch dances the challenging dual roles of Odette/Odile. MORE

Valentine’s Family Pajama Brunch
February 22 | 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Miss Shirley’s Cafe – Annapolis

Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family at our February Pajama Brunch! Join us at Miss Shirley’s Cafe in Annapolis for a sweet morning. Best part? You come in your PJs (just roll outta bed!) and get to mingle with other local families. Tickets include two courses, juice, coffee, tea, tax, and gratuity — plus crafts and Valentine’s Day surprises! Space is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. MORE

FREE Family MakerSpace Workshop: Paper Towel Roll Kaleidoscope
February 22 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Chesapeake Arts Center

See twinkle, twinkle, little stars when you look into your kaleidoscope. Turn it and the view changes into a one-of-a-kind starscape. FREE! RSVP to make sure there is space. MORE

 

DISCLAIMER: Hey Parents, as we well know, things change day to day… and even hour to hour (think newborn sleeping patterns, food preferences of toddlers, and moods of tweens/teens!). Please check the specific event website for advanced registration requirements, time changes, rain/snow dates, and event cancellations before you pack up the whole crew.