It's the weekend again, Howard County! The sun should be out, and there's plenty to do with your friends and family!

HoCo Family:

Ponds, Puddles & Creek Open House at Sharp’s:

Friday, June 22 Open House   Ponds, Puddles & Creeks 10:30 A.M. – Noon Your guide will bring you down by hayride to the Cattail Creek. Make sure to wear old tennis shoes or water shoes as we go into the creek to catch a variety of critters that live there. (Please no flip flops as the often end up floating downstream!) After spending some time catching the critters, we will take time to identify what we have found and learn about their habitats and life cycles. After releasing the critters back to the creek we head back to the barnyard to feed the farm animals.  

Mamma Mia!

A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. Audiences around the world have fallen in love with the music and story that make MAMMA MIA! the feel good show of our time. On a Greek island paradise, on the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover her father’s identity brings three very different men from her mother’s past back to the island. The magic of ABBA’s timeless hit music (”Dancing Queen,” “The Winner Takes It All” and many, many more…) tells this story of love, laughter and friendship.

Chrysalis Kids: Jedi Academy:

A long time ago and not so very far away....Learn the ways of the Jedi with Panniken Moonjumper, a true Master of Intergalactic fun and adventure. During this engaging program by veteran family entertainer David Engel your little Jedi Warriors, Princesses and Darth Vaders will be delighted by comic antics, exciting physical challenges, magical mayhem, light saber lessons and a visit from his furry alien sidekick.  Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite Star Wars character.   Gates open at 2 p.m. for playtime in the Park and the performance starts at 3 p.m.  This event is free, however, all attendees need a ticket to attend.  Parking will be assigned via email 48 hours before the event.  Food and beverage available for purchase.  Picnics also welcome (no glass or alcohol).  

HoCo Festivals:

31st Festival of the Arts:

The Columbia Festival of the Arts is a two-week summer festival that provides unique arts and entertainment experiences for the region surrounding Columbia, Maryland area.

2018 Manor Hill Farm Fest:

Join us at Manor Hill Farm to enjoy farm-brewed beers from Manor Hill Brewing being poured at multiple beer stations.  Food available from neighboring farms and establishments, including Manor Hill Tavern, Victoria Gastro Pub, Food Plenty, and many more.  There will be a farmers market and live music from local artists.  You'll also be able to tour the production brewery, tour the farm, and learn from the farm staff and brewing team about how we grow hops and brew beer.  To go beer and apparel will also be available for sale.

HoCo Music:

The Other Mozart:

The Other Mozart is an award-winning play telling the true, forgotten story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus - a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history.

Paramore with Foster the People:

Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee.The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York and Drummer Zac Farro.  The band is known for the album " All We Know is Falling" and its lead single "Pleasure". 

Foster The people is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California.  It currently consists of lead vocalist Mark Foster, lead guitarist Sean Cimino, keyboardist Isom Innis, and Drummer Mark Pontius. The band is known for  the debut album "Torches", featured singles " Helena Beat", "Pumped up Kicks" and "Don't Stop"

True Blue Signature Jazz:

The NAASC Columbia, MD chapter is thrilled to once again present True Blue Signature Jazz featuring Chelsey Green and the Green Project for our annual scholarship fundraiser. Chelsey Green is a Billboard charting, jazz violinist whose performances have been described as passionate, vivacious, electrifying, and innovative. We invite you to join us for an exquisite night of jazz. A cocktail reception follows.

HoCo Arts:

Main Girls:

Saturday, June 23, 2-3:00 pm
Following 13 immigrant and U.S.-born teenage girls, Maine Girls explores the important role that young people play in bridging cultural divides.

Resident Visual Artist Exhibit:

An exhibit featuring recent work in a variety of media by artists with studios at the Howard County Center for the Arts: James Adkins, Stanley Agbontaen, Joan Bevelaqua, Myungsook Ryu Kim, Art Landerman, Diana Marta, Brendan Nass, Joyce Ritter, Jereme Scott, Alice St. Germain-Gray, Andrei Trach, Jamie Travers, Mary Jo Tydlacka, and David Zuccarini.

One-Man Dark Knight:

Why so serious? From the madman behind One Man Star-Wars and One Man Lord of the Rings comes an irreverent parody and homage to the Dark Knight Trilogy. Two-faced super-nerd Charles Ross lovingly tears Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece a new one in his new One Man Dark Knight: A Batman Parody. Ross takes you on a comedic joyride, from Batman’s origins to his epic battles against Gotham’s super-villains. Hold on to your utility belt!