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CON­JUR­ING POE > THROUGH MAY 17 At the his­toric Enoch Pratt House, “Mes­meric Rev­e­la­tions! Of Edgar Al­lan Poe” chan­nels the writer and his char­ac­ters through im­mer­sive theater. myedgar­al­lan­poe.com APRIL 25 Druid Hill Park gets a coun­try twang with bands like Sel­dom Scene and The Trav­elin’ McCourys. charm­c­i­ty­blue­grass.com

HOUSE TOURS > MAY 17 In Roland Park, get glimpses of six turn- of-the-20th cen­tury homes with pe­riod de­tails and im­pres­sive art col­lec­tions. mhgp.org

LIT­TLE ITALY > JUNE 6-7 The Feast of St. An­thony brings live per­for­mances plus Ital­ian food and wine. lit­tleitalymd.com

BI­CEN­TEN­NIAL > JULY 4 Bal­ti­more’s Wash­ing­ton Mon­u­ment re-opens af­ter a $5.5 mil­lion restora­tion. mvp­con­ser­vancy.org

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL > JULY 8-12 The troupe’s lat­est arena show, “Varekai,” comes to town. roy­al­farm­sarena.com This city’s on the move with ships, trains and hu­man­pow­ered works of art.

APRIL 18-19

LIN­COLN TRIB­UTE

On the 150th an­niver­sary of Lin­coln’s as­sas­si­na­tion, the B&O Rail­road Mu­seum reen­acts his fu­neral cortege with a Civil War lo­co­mo­tive, a replica cof­fin and pe­riod mu­sic. $18. 11:30 a.m. 901 W. Pratt St., bo­rail.org

APRIL 18-19

PRI­VA­TEER FES­TI­VAL

Wanna-be buc­ca­neers put some swag­ger in their step with grog, grub (crab cakes, pit beef), trea­sure hunts and sea shanties. Some events free. Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. till 6 p.m. Fells Point, fell­s­point­main­street.org

MAY 2

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KI­NETIC SCULP­TURE RACE

Art and en­gi­neer­ing col­lide as “kinetinauts” race ec­cen­tric hand­made ve­hi­cles 15 miles through the streets and wa­ter­ways of the city. Free for spec­ta­tors. 10 a.m. De­parts from Amer­i­can Vi­sion­ary Art Mu­seum. 800 Key Hwy., ki­net­icbal­ti­more.com

JUNE 19-21

LAFAYETTE’S HERMIONE

On a two-month jour­ney re-cre­at­ing the Mar­quis de Lafayette’s 1780 sail to of­fer French aid to Gen­eral Wash­ing­ton, the replica ship an­chors in the In­ner Har­bor with on­board tours, demos and pho­tos of the re­con­struc­tion. Free. Con­firm times. hermione2015.com

The dragon’s lair in Port Dis­cov­ery’s “LEGO Cas­tle Adventure”

B&O Rail­road Mu­seum Rail­road en­thu­si­asts en­joy the col­lec­tion of vin­tage trains, Civil War me­mora­bilia and his­toric ar­ti­facts. The mu­seum also of­fers sev­eral rides, in­clud­ing a carousel, kid­die train Choo Choo Blueville and a 20-minute jour­ney along the first com­mer­cial rail­road track in the coun­try. April 24-26 and May 1-3, Thomas the Tank En­gine makes an ap­pear­ance. Mary­land Zoo in Bal­ti­more The largest out­door pen­guin ex­hibit in North Amer­ica, “Pen­guin Coast” of­fers vis­i­tors a 360- de­gree view of the African birds, and a win­dow into the 1,000- gal­lon ti­dal pool gives un­der­wa­ter glimpses. The zoo’s 160 acres are also home to ele­phants, li­ons, gi­raffes and the NFL Ravens mas­cots “Rise” and “Con­quer.” 1876 Man­sion House Dr., 410.396.7102, mary­land­zoo.org Fort McHenry This is the fort that de­fended Bal­ti­more against Bri­tish attack dur­ing the War of 1812, inspiring Fran­cis Scott Key to pen “The Star-Span­gled Ban­ner.” At the vis­i­tor cen­ter, an in­tro­duc­tory film sets the scene. In­side the fort, park rangers and reen­ac­tors in 19th- cen­tury garb bring his­tory to life through talks, tours and can­non­fir­ing demos. 2400 E. Fort Ave., 410.962.4290, nps.gov/fomc

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