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B’More Social: May 10-13


Teens & Adults
Brushes and Blooms: Tiptoe through the Tulips
Bring mom or another special woman in your life and create two tulip paintings that fit together side-by-side. Registration required. Ages 15 and up. Buy two tickets and save $20!
Ladew Gardens, 5:30-8 p.m., $40 /member, $45/non-member,

Peabody Dance Festival
Enjoy a community celebration centered on the beauty of dance in this showcase of talent.
Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, 7 p.m., free,

Movie with Orchestra: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones returns to the big screen accompanied by live music from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. With a live soundtrack, audience members will feel immersed in the classic Steven Spielberg story in a whole new way.
May 10 (Strathmore), May 11-13 (Meyerhoff), 8 p.m.; May 13 at
3 p.m., $30-99,


Baby Bilingual Baby Story Time/Tiempo de cuentos bilingues bebe
Bond with your little one through stories, songs, and rhymes in both English and Spanish with play time afterward. Registration required. Ages birth-23 months.
Baltimore County Public Library, Owings Mills branch, 10-10:30 a.m., free,

Hands-On Art History for Homeschoolers
Ms. Art History will take you back in time to learn about famous artists and their techniques. This month’s focus is Harriet Powers and Faith Ringgold. Registration required. Ages 7-11.
Carroll County Public Library, Eldersburg branch, 2 p.m.,

Preakness Balloon Festival
Watch in awe as hot air balloons fill the sky, see what it’s like up in the air with a tethered balloon ride, or enjoy everything else the festival has to offer like great food, vendors, a huge kids’ zone, helicopter candy drop and all kinds of live music.
May 11-13, Howard County Fairgrounds, free, $20/parking,


Summer is festival season in Baltimore, and now a new one joins the fray: Remfest, an event celebrating the 100th anniversary of of Remington’s 27th Street rowhomes. The Central Baltimore neighborhood, which has been undergoing a bit of a renaissance of late, will honor itself with live music, a maker’s market and food and drinks from local favorites, the Dizz, R. House, Union Craft Brewing and the Baltimore Whiskey Company.
May 12 at 28th Street and Remington Avenue. Free. 

Fells Point Jazz & Art Festival
As part of a push to increase visibility and foot traffic in Fells Point, neighborhood officials have introduced three new festivals for 2018. The summer edition is the Fells Point Jazz & Art Festival, which will feature plenty of live music on the water, as well as art installations and vendors. It’s bound to be a splash.
1-7 p.m. at the Fells Point Waterfront. Free, but $3 wristband required to purchase alcohol. 

Market Day 50th Anniversary
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Cylburn Arboretum’s Market Day and gather everything you need to establish and nurture your own city garden. Local vendors will be selling plants and garden accessories and Baltimore City’s Greenhouses will be available for touring and plant purchase. Food, music, and kid’s activities as well!
Cylburn Arboretum, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., free (onsite parking $10),

Big Truck Day
Get up close and personal with all kinds of large work trucks, from emergency vehicles to construction equipment, and see how these vehicles keep us safe and improve our lives.
Baltimore Museum of Industry, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free,

Parent and Me: Doughnuts
Who doesn’t love doughnuts? Bring your mom or dad and discover the fine art of making doughnuts from scratch. Registration required. Ages 8-17.
Baltimore Chef Shop, 10 a.m., $90/parent & child,

AACPL’s 3rd Annual Comic Con
Comic lovers and gamers will have a blast at this day filled with workshops, games, crafts, demos, and of course, a costume contest!
Anne Arundel County Library, Odenton branch, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free,

Weekend Walk-In: Painted Mystery Rock
Spread kindness and good feelings by painting a beautiful or inspiring rock and leaving it for a stranger to find. Glitter available! All ages welcome.
American Visionary Art Museum, 1-4 p.m., $5/participant,


Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day at Hampton
Bring Mom to Hampton for a beautiful afternoon including historic garden tours, tea and biscuits, stories of the women of Hampton, and more.
Hampton National Historic Site, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free,

Second Sunday Train Rides in Leakin Park
The trains may be small, but the fun is very big! Enjoy rides on trains 1/8 the real size on the 3/5-mile double track around the park.
Leakin Park, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., free,

Mother’s Day Tea at Mt. Clare
Celebrate the wonderful women in your life with half priced admission tours for moms and grandmothers and tea and cookies at the end of the tour.
Mount Clare Museum House, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $4/mothers, $8/adult, $7/senior, $6/child,

The second Sunday of each month is Fazafam featuring family fun and bonding through dance, games, music and all kinds of movement!
Movement Lab, 4 p.m., $10-$18 (depending upon family size),

Image courtesy of the Balloon Festival Instagram

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