One of Howard County's biggest annual events: Capital Jazz Fest, a two day festival showcasing jazz and soul music from over 30 artists, returns to Merriweather this weekend. Also this weekend : A Colonial Market Fair at the Banneker Museum, Movie Night at the Wine Bin, Grease at Toby's Dinner Theatre and much more. Get out and #explorehocomd

HoCo Festival

June 7 - 27th Annual Capital Jazz Fest @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Eat, drink, shop, mingle, relax, soak in the rays, make new friends, and of course hear some of the coolest jazz and soul music on the planet!

June 8 & 9 - Colonial Market Fair @ Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum 
Experience 18th-century American life at the tenth annual Colonial Market Fair. This two-day event invites visitors to mingle with colonial reenactors, craftsmen, and musicians. View the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum’s permanent exhibit on Banneker’s original property and explore a portion of the park’s 142 acres through guided trail walks.

HoCo Music

June 7 - Portraits in Soundry @ The Soundry
Musical tributes to David Bowie, Tom Petty, Prince, Chuck Berry, Amy Winehouse, Greg Allman, B.B. King, Merle Haggard, Fats Domino, and Leon Russell

June 8 - Voices 21 Concert : Les Fleurs et les Arbres
Music of springtime brings nature to life! Join Voices 21, a Washington-area chamber chorus, as we celebrate flowers and trees in the final concerts of our 2018-2019 season.

June 9 - Kirkin’ O’ the Tartan @ St. Peters Episcopal Church
Join the Mid-Maryland St. Andrew's Society at St. Peter's Episcopal Church for Pentecost Sunday's Kirkin' o' the Tartan. It's a gathering of the clans of Scottish/Celtic clans with the Frederick Scottish Pipes and Drums.

June 9 - Columbia Orchestra Chamber Concert
This exuberant mix of the familiar and the new closes out our chamber series with a flourish! Bach's Six Brandenburg Concertos are widely considered among the greatest pieces of the Baroque era and his 6th and final concerto does not disappoint! Dvorak's Wind Serenade is a unique gem of the Romantic Era.

HoCo Family

June 8 - Movie Night: Bohemian Rhapsody @ The Wine Bin
The Wine Bin presents a free outdoor screening of Bohemian Rhapsody!

June 9 - Sensory Friendly Day @ B&O Railroad Museum
The B&O offers Sensory Friendly Days for children and guests with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences. The Museum opens one hour earlier at 10am on this day to accommodate our special guests and their families. Staff will modify museum lights and sounds and post extra signs to give guests a more accessible experience.

Maryland Half Marathon & 5k Run/Walk @ Maple Lawn
The Maryland Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk is celebrating 11 years of “Changing Lives One Mile at a Time” by supporting research that has benefitted countless patients and their families.

HoCo Arts

An Original Devised Play : Theme - Wonder! @ Howard Community College
Arts Collective mounts its 9th original play, orbiting around the astonishing topic of “Wonder”! Join us for this marvelous not-to-be-missed world premiere of this unique and wonder-full original work created by the talented actors and creatives.

Grease @ Toby’s Dinner Theatre
It’s STILL the word! One of the world’s favorite musicals hits the stage in a high-octane production featuring all the hit songs you love.

Macbeth : Moveable play in the Ruins @ PFI Historical Park
The horror and the poetry of this supernatural tragedy are magnified as the moon rises over Macbeth’s castle – represented by the stone walls of the Patapsco Female Institute in Ellicott City. You’ll be up close to the action as you travel with the actors through the park.

Wanderlust @ Feldspar Studio & Gallery
Nicole Deponte will debut several new mixed-media works on paper. We will also have sculptural mixed-media pieces by Valerie Bunnell available in the gallery. In addition, Kirsten Bowen’s new works on canvas and paper will round out the exhibition.

June 8 - The Camera and the Brush Reception @ Artists’ Gallery
Join us to meet the artists and enjoy wine and other refreshments!

Resident Visual Artists Exhibit @ Howard County Arts Council
In its 35th year at the Arts Council, this exhibit featured recent work created by artists who have studios at the Center for the Arts: James Adkins, Joan Bevelaqua, Han Jeon, 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.