This weekend kicks off with Maryland's Sheep and Wool Festival at Howard County Fairgrounds, followed by the ultimate M3 Rock Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion.Spring fun is seeking you this weekend, so get out and explore HoCo. #explorehocomd #myhoco

HoCo Family 

May 3th
First Friday at Manor Hill - On the First Friday of every month at 4 pm. Limited release cans will be available at the Manor Hill Brewing Tap Room. Beers will vary from month to month and will be sold exclusively at the taproom throughout the weekend during regular Tap Room Hours (while supplies last). Reservations are not required for to go only sales, but you should make one if you plan to hang out and/ or sample. Stay tuned to all our social media channels to see what we have in store for the next First Friday and other special events!

May 4th
Barre Now, Wine Later - Please join Haven on the Lake on Saturday, May 4 from 6-8pm for a fun and energizing workout at the bar(re) that is guaranteed to earn you that free glass of Iron Bridge wine afterward. Barre Now, Wine Later is a great way to connect with others in your community and build support for one another in a fun fitness class. This Barre class is suitable for all levels! 

May 4th
Cinco De Mayo at Savage
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo at Rams Head Tavern Savage Mill! On Saturday, May 4th from 8 pm to close, we're throwing a party you won't want to miss. Enjoy live music by Radio Pilots, giveaways and prizes from Dos Equis, and delicious food and drink specials

May 4th
May the 4th Open Paint!
The paints we use are all zero VOC. They wash off skin with soap and water but will stain your clothes so keep that in mind. We provide aprons and gloves for you to use if you'd like. Projects are best suited to folks age 8 and up. They do involve a sharp tool, so use your best judgement regarding your children.

May 5th 
Willard & Wood Magic Cabaret at Food Plenty 
Willard & Wood Magic Cabaret is a comedic afternoon of amazement, featuring rare impossibilities, unscripted moments, and special guest performers!

HoCo Festival 

May 3rd - 5th 
M3 Rock Festival- Come and see your favorite bands performing here. These bands include Kix, Whitesnake, Warrant, Firehouse Steven Adler, Danger Danger, Skid Row, Extreme, Tora Tora, Quiet Riot, Vixen, Kingdom Come, Bang Tango, Vain, Autograph, Dokken with original members don Dokken, George Lynch and Mick Brown, XYZ and Special VIP Acoustic Set by Kip Winger.

May 3rd - 5th 
Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival 
Discover the beauty of sheep, the warmth of wool and the delicious taste of lamb during a fun-filled weekend celebrating all things wool, from hoof to handwoven.

HoCo Music

May 4th 
Catch a Rising Star
The program is a free performance of vocal and piano Grammy award-winning selections presented by Alan Rubinstein. Go back in time with collective memory and personal reminiscence to relate again with your favorite music from your best loved films from the 1920's to the present. After the concert, there will be an opportunity to have a conversation with Mr. Rubinstein regarding the significance that music plays in American cinema.

May 4th
Charlie Hunter and Lucy Woodward
Virtuoso guitarist, Charlie Hunter and brilliant singer-songwriter, Lucy Woodward join forces, performing renditions of classic blues and vintage pop.

May 4th 
Sounds of Nature Concert
The Crosswinds Trio will explore the sounds of nature through classical, folk, and popular music. 

May 5th 
Eli " Paperboy" Reed
The soul-singing, guitar-toting genius is headed straight for our stage on the heels of releasing new record, 

HoCo Arts

Bats in Belfries : Shana R. Goetsch & Danielle N. Garzelloni @ The Rouse Company Foundation Gallery
Bats in Belfries refers to an old colloquialism which presents bats as an allegory for mental illness. It relates architecture or structures to that of the mind’s own framework.

Alfonso Fernandez Vazquez : Entranced  @ Richard B. Talkin Family Art Gallery
The Horowitz Center Galleries presents the work of Alfonso Fernandez Vazquez in the Richard B. Talkin Family Art Gallery from April 1 -  May 6."Entranced" refers to the way viewers are lured into the works to discover nuances in color, texture, and iconography that forms a negotiation between subtle imagery referencing immigration, politics, and cultural identity.

Color & Places @ The Artists’ Gallery
Julie Gross presents a series of dynamic urban landscapes that explore the neon color palette associated with Miami, Peru and the Caribbean. She likes to use the magic of color and simply shapes while examining the effects of black light and neon oil color.

Multiple Dimensions at The Artists' Gallery 
Ceramic artist Kathy Swan and photographer John Stier combine their 2D and 3D media to present a multidimensional exhibit. This includes collaborative work that combines Stier's photographic images fired onto Swan's ceramic pieces, providing another dimension to both artists' work.

May 2-19: Rep stage presents "The 39 Steps"
Based on the Hitchcock masterpiece, this fast-paced spoof of the classic 1935 film is a joy for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning comedy is packed with nonstop adventure and a multitude of characters played by a cast of four. The brilliantly madcap story follows the dashing hero Richard Hannay as he races to solve the mystery of “The 39 Steps,” all the while trying to clear his name. A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, “The 39 Steps” amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure.