Don't miss a beat this year! Howard County plans to be your place to play, eat, and stay this year. The best way to staying connect with Howard County this year is by following the hashtags #explorehocomd, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @visithocoMD

Jan 17 - Fab Friday Happy Hour @ Shadowland Laser Adventures
"Fab Friday Happy Hours" when a laser adventure is just $6 per person! Strap on a high-tech suit and phaser, step into the HUGE multi-level arena with its specialty fog, lighting and sounds, and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime! A new adventure starts every 20 minutes.

Jan 18 - Ascension: Time in a Bottle - Film Premiere @ AMC Columbia 14
Join King T Studios-HDM, LLC & cast as they celebrate the long awaited launch of the initial film in the Ascension series - "Time In a Bottle".

Jan 18 - Gay Day @ Historic Savage Mill
Your Identity. Our Community. Together. Help Howard County Pride raise money for their 2020 HoCo Pride event this coming summer! Show off your pride and join us for Gay Day @ the Mill. There's something for everyone! Family, friends, or new faces! Talent shows, games, food & drink, drag queens and more!

Jan 18-19 Winter Bead and Jewelry Show @ Howard County Fairgrounds
Jewelry makers and crafters will find a wide variety of supplies from many of the top vendors. Artisans and designers will showcase beautiful finished jewelry highlighting a unique blend of skill and original artistic design as well as a variety of jewelry components to be made into your own one of a kind jewelry.

Jan 18 - Jazz at the Lake @ Jim Rouse Theater
The 14th annual Jazz at the Lake concert, set for Saturday, January 18, 2020, 7:00 p.m., at the Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia, Md., featuring Trumpeter Sean Jones.

Jan 18 - Mason Jar Madness @ Reclaimed by You 
Start the new year off right with a make & take that allows you to collect affirmations, love, travel, or whatever you desire! You will get to choose from 10 different designs depending on your goals for the new year. Each design can be stenciled on a 7"x12" piece of unique reclaimed wood with a mason jar attached by its side.

Jan 18 - Six Degree Singers @ St. Louis Church
A “Celebration of Water” features the Six Degree Singers of young professionals in a repertory spanning contemporary to jazz 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in the historic 1889 St. Louis Chapel, Clarksville. A wine-and-cheese reception in the Social Hall follows the performance by the Silver Spring-based choir.

Jan 19 - Self-love & Handlettering @ Reclaimed by You
Emily from Letters by LeVault will be joining us to lead you in a watercolor and hand lettering workshop. You will create your own watercolor background and then handletter your very own meaningful word or phrase on top of it all on lovely watercolor paper fit to be framed. All materials will be provided for you except the word or phrase, so make sure you come with one ready!

Jan 19 - The Three B’s : Birds, Butterflies, & Boeuf @ First Evangelical Lutheran Church
The Howard County Concert Orchestra: Ronald Mutchnik will be conducting the HCCO in Respighi’s charming avian tribute to Italian Baroque masters, “Gli uccelli” (The Birds), The “Butterfly Lovers” Violin Concerto, one of the most famous orchestral works of Chinese music based on the ancient legend of the Butterfly Lovers featuring violinist Edward Chi with a special video presentation of beautiful pastoral scenes from China, and Milhaud's ballet

“Le Boeuf sur le toit” (The Bull on the Roof) influenced by Brazilian popular music. A reception featuring a potpourri of desserts follows.

Jan 17-19 - Kinky Boots @ Toby’s Dinner Theatre
The exhilarating true story that will lift your spirits to high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a joyous score by Cyndi Lauper.

Jan 17-19 - HoCo Open 2020 @ Howard County Arts Council
HoCo Open is a non-juried annual exhibit celebrating artists who live, work, or study in Howard County.

Jan 17-19 - It Is What It Is @ Howard County Arts Council
Artist Deidre Argyle transforms Gallery II into an immersive installation composed of fabric cubes, projections, and sound. It Is What It Was explores questions about time and repetition, bringing to our attention the cycles that govern us: creation, decay, and transformation.