Weekend Family Fun: March 5-8


Weekend Family Fun: March 5-8 includes a pancake breakfast, Sunday trail running, family art and more. Enjoy!


Free Public Tour: Maryland Historical Society

As part of Free First Thursdays, the Maryland Historical Society is offering a complimentary tour of its exhibitions. Check out the artifacts on display to learn about your state’s rich history. Maryland Historical Society, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. mdhs.org

From ‘Jaws’ to the High Seas: Stories of Shark and Ocean Conservation

Marine conservationist Wendy Benchley is best known for her late husband’s novel, “Jaws,” and the movie it inspired. Listen as she recounts her own ocean adventures and wildlife advocacy. National Aquarium, 6:30-9 p.m. $15. aqua.org


Bookworm Story Time

The first Friday of every month, a storyteller visits the Oregon Ridge Nature Center to read a tale and lead a related activity, from a nature walk to puppet playtime. Dress for outdoor time. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 11 a.m. Free. oregonridgenaturecenter.org

Furry Fridays

Every first Friday of the month, sip on happy-hour cocktails and snacks as you meet, greet and pet the furry friends up for adoption at the Maryland SPCA. Pitango Bakery + Café, 6-8 p.m. Free. pitangogelato.com

Half-Price Friday Nights

All the fun for half the price. Spend any or every Friday night with 20,000-plus amazing aquatic animals at the National Aquarium. Sponsored by M&T Bank. National Aquarium, 5-8 p.m. $20 adults, $15 kids. aqua.org

Music under the Dome: ’80s New Wave

New wave hits are paired with 360-degree psychedelic graphics in this can’t-miss immersive music show. Arrive before the show to enjoy drinks and special access to space exhibits. Maryland Science Center, 7-10 p.m. $15. mdsci.org

Macy Gray at Baltimore Soundstage

Fresh off the release of her 10th album, R&B legend Macy Gray is stopping in Charm City on her world tour. With her distinctive, raspy voice and smash hits like “I Try,” Gray is a must-see. Baltimore Soundstage, 7 p.m. Tickets start at $36. baltimoresoundstage.com


Pancake Breakfast at Oregon Ridge

This annual tradition, featuring stacks of maple syrup-topped pancakes, is the perfect way to celebrate the end of sugaring season. Tickets are sold at the door; no registration required. Oregon Ridge Lodge, Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon. $4 kids, $8 adults; kids under 2 are free. oregonridgenaturecenter.org

Weekend Family Fun: March 5-8

Parent/Child Series: Making Sushi

Spend some quality time with your little one as you learn how to make your own sushi. By the end of this lesson, you’ll master the art of nigirizushi, maki and uramaki. Schola Cooking School, noon-2 p.m. $50. scholacooks.com

Weekend Walk-In Workshop: Silly Succulent

Take your aspiring artist to this drop-in class to decorate a recycled vase and plant it with a succulent of their choice. Supplies provided. American Visionary Art Museum, 1-4 p.m. $5, plus museum admission. avam.org


Youth Program: Votes for Women

Kids are invited to travel back in time and re-enact a women’s suffrage march. Participants will learn about notable suffragettes, create their own sash and write a rousing speech. Maryland Historical Society, 10 a.m. $10. mdhs.org

Sunday Trail Running

Calling all runners and nature enthusiasts. Log your miles on this scenic trail along Otter Point Creek, and make a friend or two while you’re at it. Register online. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 10-11 a.m. Free. otterpointcreek.org

Family Art Frenzy

On the second Sunday of each month, families come together to experiment with new mediums and create artistic masterpieces. This month’s project: mini mosaic pavers. Columbia Art Center, 1-3 p.m. $5 per pair, $10 per family. hocoarts.org



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