What’s Happening This Weekend: Jan 9 – 11


Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out some of these outdoor events and more!


January 9

Baltimore County Restaurant Week

rest-week-mdBaltimore County Restaurant Week beginning on Friday, January 9. Fifty-three Baltimore County restaurants have joined the January promotion.

The participating restaurants from across the County will feature special menus at discounted, fixed prices, offering one to three course brunch, lunch and dinner specials ranging from $15.15 to $35.15.

See our post for more info.


Ice Skate by the Canal

Bring the family to skate this last weekend at the “always-frozen” outdoor rink! A 40-ft by 32-ft synthetic ice rink is installed at Beck’s Landing on the banks of the C&D Canal and is open for public skating. Skate rentals are included in the admission (although skaters may also choose to bring their own skates). Rink is closed during inclement weather. Admission to the rink is $5 per person for 30 minutes skate time; children five and under free.

For more information visit: Chesapeake City


Holiday Festival of Trains

ellicott-city-trainEnjoy the museum’s annual holiday celebration of toy trains and model railroading until January 25, 2015. Bring the family to see Ellicott City Station’s Holiday Festival of Trains featuring a miniature Thomas the Tank Engine G-scale model layout and LEGO train display custom built by the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area LEGO Train Club.

Wednesdays – Sundays from 11AM to 4PM


Jeff Daniels w/ The Ben Daniels Band

When you think of “grassroots” and “down to Earth,” you don’t normally think of a movie star. You especially don’t think of a movie star the caliber of Jeff Daniels. Yet that is exactly what Jeff has accomplished with his sixth recording, Days Like These. Daniels has proven that he is not an actor who sings, but an accomplished singer/songwriter who’s musical talent does not require the support of his acting. This 21 and over event will take place at Rams Head on Stage.


January 10

winter-farmers-marketGaithersburg Main Street Farmers & Artists Market

The Main Street Farmers Market is now operating year round, with products sold throughout the winter.  Enjoy winter vegetables as well as produce grown in local greenhouses. Other items may include meat, breads, crabcakes, soups, dips and spreads, pickles, crepes, cupcakes and cookies, scones, eggs, honey, jams and jellies, hot drinks, herbs, soaps, and plants and flowers. The market will not open if weather is severe.

The Main Street Farmers and Artists Market is open Saturdays, year round, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You’ll find it in the Main Street Pavilion at 301 Main Street, one block off of Kentlands Boulevard. A variety of local artists with unique handcrafted items join the farmers at this location.


2nd Saturdays at The Artsway

Watch local artists demonstrate their talents across an array of mediums. From plein air to pumpkin painting, basketweaving to jewelry making, there is always something beautiful going on at The Artsway. Located at 4th Street, between Gay and Market Streets in Denton, all events are open to the public, free of charge, and often encourage audience participation. Come down on the second Saturday of every month, from 2-4pm!


January 11

Free Family Sundays

At The Baltimore Museum of Art, express your inner artist in a hands-on art-making workshop or come on the last Sunday of the month for informal chats with a gallery educator about a single work of art in the collection. Family Workshops are held in the Temporary Education Classroom located on the second floor.

Workshops: 2–5 p.m. – January 11: Embroider a Scene
FREE; No registration required

Amazing Mendes Cohen


The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen

A little bit Forrest Gump, a little bit Indiana Jones, 100% real. Discover the most extraordinary Baltimorean you’ve never heard of! The Jewish Museum of Maryland and The Maryland Historical Society invite you on a journey to put together the puzzle of one man’s life. It’s a journey full of twists, turns, and missing clues. Admission: Up to $8


Wine 101 – Elk Run Vineyards and Winery

Introduction to techniques in tasting, basic wine making and grape growing, growing regions around the world and terroir. Cost is $35 per person. From 2 PM to 4 PM.