40+ Things to Do in April

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Mary Sue Candies Bunny BonanZoo
Apr. 1 | 10 a.m. | The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Hop hop hop on over to the Zoo this Easter weekend for one of the most egg-citing events of the year! Non-stop egg hunts, games, activities, bounce houses, crafts, live entertainment, and more are included FREE with Zoo admission or membership.

Native Voices: New England Tribal Families
Apr. 1 – 28 | 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Port Discovery Children’s Museum
Native Voices, New England Tribal Families, is an introduction to native communities around New England today. Visit this wonderful exhibit and explore five thriving New England communities as they work to balance cultural traditions with life in a modern world.

Where The Wild Things Art
Apr. 4 | 5:30 p.m | The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Join the Zoo for a wildly entertaining night of painting and sipping with your favorite animal ambassador friends! You are guaranteed to get in touch with your creative side as one of their artists guides you through re-creating the night’s featured painting - "Colorful Elephant."

Weekend Walk-In: Cosmic Egg
Apr. 7 | 1 – 4 p.m. | American Visionary Art Museum
Make your own mini version of artist Andrew Logan's Cosmic Galaxy Egg sculpture with a special clay-like material and sparkly bits!

Healthy First Saturdays
Apr. 7 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Port Discovery Children’s Museum
Participate in programs that will encourage your little ones to be active, teach them how to make healthier choices, and help them grasp the importance of total body care!

All About Bees Workshop
Apr. 8 | 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. | The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
See what the buzz is all about. Why are bees so important? And how does the Zoo contribute to the health of local bee populations? It’s your chance to go inside the Zoo’s own hives for a look at what happens behind-the-scenes to help these powerhouse insects.

Super Science Sleepover: Light Up the Night
Apr. 13 | 5:30 p.m. – 9 a.m. | Maryland Science Center
Spend a night at our museum with the Super Science Sleepover. Participate in hands-on activities that light up the night. Work together to create a collaborative illuminated sculpture, explore rainbow shadows, and express your artistic side using ultraviolet light. And, when it’s time to say lights out—sleep in the exhibit halls!

Science Aglow
Apr. 14 | 12 – 4 p.m. | Maryland Science Center
Let science shine! Kick off Light City 2018 at Science Aglow with the Maryland Science Center. Spend the day learning about the science of illumination with hands-on activities and demonstrations that are sure to sparkle. Paint with light, experiment with long-exposure photography, use diffraction to break light into a dazzling display, and play with even more scintillating science.

Saturday Fun - Art Project: My Blues Guitar
Apr. 14 | 2 – 4 p.m. | Reginald F. Lewis Museum
Become a blues musician like B.B. King by making your own musical instrument. Visitors will decorate their own guitar with various art materials. Afterwards, check out B. B. King’s guitar and other guitarists in the photo exhibition, "Reflections: Intimate Portraits of Iconic African Americans."

Apr. 21 | 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. | Maryland Science Center
When the doors open on this audio visual celebration of music and technology, attendees will be immersed in a heightened dance experience with projection mapping, intelligent lighting, lasers and quadraphonic sound rig.

Yoga at the Zoo
Apr. 22 | 8 a.m. | The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Animals have been a core element of yoga poses for centuries. From downward dog to cow, to lizard, cat and more, wildlife has a deep tie to this ancient practice. Now’s your chance to connect even closer to nature during Yoga at the Zoo. Whether you’re just beginning or you’re looking to perfect your practice, a 60-minute yoga class at the Zoo offers something wildly different.

Kinetic Sculpture Pre-Race Ride
Apr. 22 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | American Visionary Art Museum
Join AVAM and Race Pace Bicycles for a casual bike ride of the Kinetic Sculpture Race route. We’ll cruise through Federal Hill, Inner Harbor, Harbor East, and Canton while exploring the path that 35+ kinetic sculptures will conquer during AVAM’s 20th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race on May 5th. We'll also be making a pit stop for snacks!

Festivals and Special events

2018 Light City
Apr. 6 - 21 | Baltimore City
Light City is the nation’s first free large-scale light, music and innovation festival powering social change. The theme for 2018 is “More Love, More Lights!” as Light City expands to three weekends with Neighborhood Lights April 6-8, the Light City art and music festival April 14-21 and the [email protected] social innovation conference April 18-21.

Neighborhood Lights | Highlandtown Garden Party!
Apr. 6 | 6 – 9 p.m. | Conkling Street Garden
Join the community for one of Baltimore’s neighborhoods, Highlandtown, Light installations. There will be live music, mexican food, beer and wine, neighbors, and more!

Locust Point Neighborhood Lights 2018
Apr. 6 – 8 | 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. | Locust Point
During Light City Baltimore Explore the neighborhoods installations. The resident artist for Locust Point will be Moya Sun, a Shanghai native and landscape practitioner with several years of experience in urban public space installations.

Federal Hill Neighborhood Light Parade
Apr. 6 | 6 – 8 p.m. | Federal Hill Main Street
Federal Hill will be hosting a parade to officially mark the start of Neighborhood Lights in Federal Hill. Bring your kid, pets, strollers, bikes, hula hoops... All are welcome at this free event and participants are encouraged to illuminate!

A Spring Day at the Walters
Apr. 13 | 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | The Walters Art Museum
Enjoy a floral arranging demonstration by celebrated Southern designer Sybil Brooke Sylvester, owner of Wildflower Designs in Birmingham. Her designs have been featured in Flower Magazine, Southern Living Weddings, Southern Accents, Coastal Living, Brides Magazine, and Birmingham Magazine. The lecture and floral arranging demonstration will be followed by a light lunch on the Sculpture Court.

Light Up Your SOUL
Apr. 12 | 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. | Baltimore Center Stage
Celebrate the music of Stax records and our upcoming production SOUL The Stax Musical! Dance the night away to the music that defined the Memphis sound including Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, The Staple Singers, and more.

Shine So Bright Bash
Apr. 14 | 6 – 9 p.m. | Harbor East
Kick off Light City in Harbor East at our Shine So Bright Bash with a Live DJ on the Street, Glow-in-the-Dark Giveaways, Carnival Performers, Street-side Bars Hosted by BIN 604 & Lebanese Taverna (complete with LED cups to get into the spirit of things!) and Popcorn Bar.

Fell's Point Light Festival
Apr. 14 – 15 | 6 – 11 p.m. | Fell’s Point Main Street
Fell's Point Light Festival is about to get LIT! Kick-off Light City at Broadway Square. Enjoy music, drinks, entertainment, art, Family-friendly activities and so much more. Watch the city light up!

Best of Maryland Arts Education Festival
Apr. 20 | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Mount Vernon
The community will explode with creative energy when students, artists, educators, performers, administrators, faculty, and agency professionals gather to celebrate the impact of art and arts education throughout Maryland.

Privateer Festival
Apr. 21 – 22 | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Fell’s Point Main Street
Grab t your friends and family and set sail to this years Privateer Festival. There will be vendors from all walks of sea life, a pirate feast, real- life mermaids, history tent and so much more.

Highlandtown Wine Festival 2018
Apr. 22 | 1 – 6 p.m. | Claremont St.
Come and taste the neighborhood's homemade wine, listen to live music and shop local arts/craft vendors.

Charm City Bluegrass Festival
Apr. 27 – 28 | 4 – 11 p.m. | Druid Hill Ave
The annual Charm City Bluegrass Festival keeps getting better and better every year! This year it is 2 DAYS long and is featuring some of the absolute best Bluegrass bands out there! Plus all the great eats, drinks, and crafts you know and love, including beverage sponsors UNION Craft Brewing & Jack's Hard Cider.

Universal FanCon
Apr. 27 - 29 | 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Baltimore Convention Center
Universal Fan Con is here to celebrate the power of inclusion and representation. From the panels, to the celebrity guests and activities, all the way down to the parties, they believe that the con experience should be a celebration of the differences that make us strong.


FashionEASTa: The Fashion Show at Harbor East
Apr. 28 | 12 – 5 p.m. | Harbor East
Get your strut and style on at FashionEASTa, the only fashion show in the city with all the looks you need to make your mark this season. Live DJ, Cocktails, local food, harbor east store specials and much more.

15th Annual Federal Hill Spring Block Party
Apr. 29 | 12 – 7 p.m. | Federal Hill Main Street
Join Federal Hill Main Street for thier annual Spring Block Party on Cross Street! Plan on a fun-filled afternoon filled with great food, drinks, live music and some of Baltimore's best arts and crafts vendors. Admission is $5 in advance or $10 at the gate.

Art and Exhibits

Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley: We Are Ghosts
Apr 4 – Aug 19 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Baltimore Museum of Art
In collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Advanced Media Studies, the BMA presents an exhibition of works by MacArthur Award-winner Mary Reid Kelley and her collaborator and husband Patrick Kelley. The exhibition includes two films featuring their signature black-and-white sets and costumes. This is Offal (2016) is inspired by Thomas Hood’s 1844 poem, The Bridge of Sighs, in which the narrator, a forensic pathologist, laments the suicide of a young woman whose body is pulled from the Thames.

Commons Collaboration: Rainwater Mapping
Apr. 7 | 1 – 2 p.m. | The Baltimore Museum of Art
Celebrate April showers with Blue Water Baltimore staff Michel Anderson and Ashley Traut. In this interactive session, participants will explore the museum’s topography and map out how rainwater moves over the landscape.

Author Talk: Picturing Prince with Steve Parke
Apr. 7 | 1 – 3 p.m. | Reginald F. Lewis Museum
Prince’s former art director, Steve Parke, will reveal stunning intimate photographs of the singer from his time working at Paisley Park. Parke includes funny vignettes alongside the portraits to reveal the human man behind the reclusive superstar. A DJ will spin Prince’s hits during a book signing after the discussion.

Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963 – 2017
Apr 22 – Jul 29 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Baltimore Museum of Art
Jack Whitten made his sculpture privately in Greece—even after he became one of the most important artists of his generation. For the first time ever, these revelatory works will be on view in Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963–2017, co-organized by The Baltimore Museum of Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Concert and Shows

Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes
Apr. 5 | various show times | Royal Farms Arena
Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Lokis hands.

Bubble Guppies Live! : Ready to Rock
Apr. 7 | 2 p.m. | Hippodrome Theatre
What time is it? It’s time for Bubble Guppies! Jump into a bubbly world of learning and laughter with Nickelodeon’s Bubble Guppies Live! “Ready to Rock”.

Baltimore Korean Movie Series: New World
Apr. 12 | 7 – 9 p.m. | Parkway Theatre
The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. presents a free series of recent and milestone Korean films at Parkway Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland, showing a critically acclaimed blockbuster each month in partnership with the Maryland Film Festival!

Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour Pres. by Pull-Ups® Training Pants!
Apr. 12 | 6 p.m. | The Modell Lyric
Are you ready to DANCE? Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour Presented by Pull-Ups® Training Pants! is an ALL NEW interactive live concert experience. Sing along to Disney Junior’s greatest hits with your favorite characters.

Motown the Musical
Apr. 13 - 15 | various show times | Hippodrome Theatre
Featuring more than 40 classic hits such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” MOTOWN THE MUSICAL tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America.

The Wild Kratts Live!
Apr. 15 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. | The Modell Lyric
WILD KRATTS – LIVE! is a theatrical stage show based on the #1 animated television series Wild Kratts. Martin and Chris Kratt, stars of the Emmy-nominated Wild Kratts step out LIVE ON STAGE to engage the audience in a classic Wild Kratts story.

Platinum Comedy Tour
Apr. 21 | 8 p.m. | Royal Farms Arena
The tour features Mike Epps, Earthquake, Deray Davis, Rickey Smiley and Tony Rock.

Inside Look LIVE: The Book of Joseph
Apr. 26 | 7 – 9:30 p.m. | Jewish Museum of Maryland
Meet the makers of Everyman Theatre’s forthcoming production of The Book of Joseph. during an intimate evening discussing the adaptation of a true story for the stage—featuring a reading of selected scenes, and a conversation with director Noah Himmelstein and special guest Richard Hollander.

ALAN JACKSON Honky Tonk Highway Tour
Apr. 27 | 7:30 p.m. | Royal Farms Arena
With a year of sold-out shows and packed houses in the rearview mirror, newly-minted Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson’s Honky Tonk Highway Tour adds more miles and rolls into 2018 with a stop in Baltimore!

Food and Drinks

The Night Brunch - 90's Spring time vibes
Apr. 4 | 6 – 9 p.m. | R. House
Come celebrate food, music and cocktails at our 90's Spring-time inspired Night Brunch.

Third Thursday Happy Hour - Michele Bowman
Apr. 19 | 6 – 8 p.m. | Reginald F. Lewis Museum
The Lewis Museum and WEAA 88.9 present Third Thursdays Happy Hour – the destination for an adult night at the Lewis. Take an exclusive late night tour of our galleries while enjoying live music, culinary treats and signature drinks.

Rev & Whiskey
Apr. 22 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Sagamore Distillery
Sagamore Spirit and Rev Cycle Studio partner up for the best waterfront spin class ever. Celebrate the One-Year Anniversary of the Sagamore Spirit Distillery with three chances to spin with Rev Cycle outdoors! After class, enjoy a tour of the distillery, whiskey samples, and more outdoor fun at Sagamore’s Anniversary celebration. Sign up before they are full!