7 Great Things Not to Miss

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MLK PA­RADE JAN­UARY 19 The city cel­e­brates the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with march­ing bands, floats, color guards and cheer­lead­ers along his name­sake boule­vard. pro­mo­tio­nan­darts.org

SHIP SHAPE JAN­UARY 29FE­BRU­ARY 1 At Maryland’s longestrun­ning boat show, climb aboard ves­sels and check out dock ac­ces­sories, ap­parel and classes. bal­ti­more­boat­show.com JAN­UARY 30 Nine­teen in­no­va­tors, cre­atives and ac­tivists share “ideas worth spread­ing” in 18 min­utes or less. Hear from a vot­ing rights ex­pert, a Bal­ti­more City Pa­per writer, a record-hold­ing hula hooper and the Wal­ters Art Mu­seum di­rec­tor. tedxbal­ti­more.com

ONEOFAKIND FE­BRU­ARY 2022 For the Amer­i­can Craft Coun­cil’s flag­ship show, more than 650 mak­ers of jew­elry, ceram­ics, cloth­ing, mu­si­cal in­stru­ments, toys and more bring their hand­made cre­ations to the Bal­ti­more Con­ven­tion Cen­ter. shows.craft­coun­cil. org/bal­ti­more MARCH 14 Tony Award-win­ning singer-ac­tor Brian Stokes Mitchell raises his pow­er­ful bari­tone on stage at the Modell Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter at the Lyric. lyri­c­op­er­a­house.com

BOUNTY HUNT­ING APRIL 5 The popular Bal­ti­more Farm­ers’ Mar­ket & Bazaar re-opens for the sea­son with fruit, vegetables, seafood, meats and cheeses, plus pre­pared foods (pit beef sand­wiches, wood­fired piz­zas) and crafts. pro­mo­tio­nan­darts.org

FEVER PITCH APRIL 10 In their home opener at Cam­den Yards, the Bal­ti­more Ori­oles face the Toronto Blue Jays. bal­ti­more.ori­oles.mlb.com Pay trib­ute to Mother Na­ture at th­ese sites that cel­e­brate fauna and flora.

JAN­UARY 23

SHARK SLEEP­OVER

This overnight ad­ven­ture at the Na­tional Aquar­ium in­cludes a tour of the food prep area and a walk above “Shark Al­ley” be­fore a snooze in the un­der­wa­ter view­ing area, as the ocean preda­tors glide by. $115 (ages 8 and up). 5:30 p.m.9 a.m. 501 E. Pratt St., aqua. org (ad­di­tional dates)

FE­BRU­ARY 4, 11, 18, 25

WA­TER GAR­DEN

At Cyl­burn Ar­bore­tum, vis­i­tors tour the Aquapon­ics Farm run by Johns Hop­kins Cen­ter for a Live­able Fu­ture. See plants and fish raised in an eco­log­i­cally sound, wa­ter-based sys­tem. Free. 10 a.m.-noon. 4915 Green­spring Ave., cyl­burn.org

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MARCH 28

PEN­GUIN PARTY

Be­fore open­ing hours, the Maryland Zoo serves a buf­fet break­fast in its new “Pen­guin Coast” ex­hibit. Din­ers then feed the 50plus black-and-white birds their morn­ing meal. $65. 8:30-10 a.m. Druid Hill Park, mary­land­zoo.org

MARCH 28APRIL 12

IN BLOOM

Ban­ish win­ter woes with a col­or­ful dis­play of spring bulbs like tulips, daf­fodils and hy­acinths. Free ($5 sug­gested do­na­tion). Wed.Sun. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Rawl­ings Con­ser­va­tory, Druid Hill Park, rawl­ingscon­ser­va­tory.org

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