Weekend Plans: What to Do 3/3-3/5 March into the weekend with a full slate of arts and entertainment.



Art: The Nature of Reality
In The Nature of Reality, Sowebo- based wife-and-husband artists Pat Dennis and Robert F.X. Giroux explore the personal and the political with insight and verve.
Free. March 2 to April 1, with an opening reception on March 5, at the MAX Gallery.

Theater: The Bodyguard
Read our review here.
Tickets: $48-$147. Feb. 28-March 5 at the Hippodrome.


Music: Peter and the Wolf
Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf tells the engaging children’s tale of brave young Peter, his grumpy grandfather, a hungry wolf, determined hunters, a careless duck and a helpful bird. WYPR’s Jonathan Palevsky (English) and actor/director Carlos Espinal (Spanish) narrate.
Varying ticket prices. 3 p.m. at JHU’s Shriver Hall.

Convention: MD Home & Garden Show
Stop by the Maryland Home & Garden Show to see gorgeous gardens, more than 100 crafters and 300 home-improvement exhibits. Listen to a presentation from Laura Dowling, chief florist for the Obama White House from 2009 to 2015, and get a chance to win free flowers as part of the show’s hourly bouquet giveaway. Other highlights include a family-friendly petting zoo, crash courses in décor and wine tastings.
Tickets: $12 (adults), $6 (craft show only). March 4-5 and 10-12 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds.

Film: SEEK 2017
MICA’s international film festival will be a cinematic celebration of cultural diversity, featuring films from around the world and special events like live music, a fashion show and  a discussion with director Won Suk Lee and Christian Oh, executive director of the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival.
Free. March 4-5 in the Brown Center’s Falvey Hall.

Art: Repurposed on Purpose
The tagline of this special exhibition, “Five Artists Recycle and Renew,” tells you all you need to know.
Free. March 4-April 28 at Fleckenstein Gallery.


Conference: Brain sPARK
At this fantastic Park School-sponsored event, 80 presenters offer 50 sessions on everything from politics and the Pulitzer Prize to sports and “sPARK Tank,” Park’s take on the startup show. Notable speakers include Christopher Rothko (son of Mark Rothko), Elle columnist Eric Thomas and Senator Ben Cardin, among many others.
Registration required. 4 p.m. at Park School.

Shopping: Bear Fox Babe
Head to Ellicott City for the grand opening of Savvy-favorite Bear Fox Babe’s new location! The ribbon cutting will include champagne, small bites and special discounts.
Free. 12:30 p.m. on Main Street in Ellicott City.

Image courtesy of the Fleckenstein Gallery Facebook.
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