Great Weekend Events Happening July 22-24

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22 Friday

Giant Panda Mei Xiang’s 24th Birthday. Visit the Zoo or tune into the Giant Panda Cam, sponsored by Boeing, July 22 to watch giant panda Mei Xiang celebrate her 24th birthday with a special fruitsicle cake. Free. 9 a.m. Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute, Washington.

Jolly Shows Carnival. Through July 31. Jolly Shows major rides will make your jaw drop! $27.00 – $60.00. 5-10 p.m. Jolly Shows, Glen Burnie.

Jug Bay Field Work Fridays. Kick off the weekend with the great feeling that comes with doing good and important work! Join Jug Bay Field Work Fridays every Friday rain or shine. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Lothian.

NSO at Wolf Trap: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert. July 22-23. Relive the magic of year six in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ™ in Concert. With this film, based on the sixth installment. 8 p.m. Kennedy Center, Washington.

We Are All Ukraine. Join renown bluegrass band Shenandoah Run at a concert with 100% of proceeds benefitting Razom for Ukraine – a Ukrainian charity hard at work to help the Ukrainian people. $1.00 – $1,000.00. 7 p.m. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis.

23 Saturday

6th Annual Maryland Renaissance Garb and Crafts Sale. At this combination flea market, yard sale, and craft festival, you can purchase gently used or brand new merchandise for renaissance festivals, selected crafts, artwork, and jewelry. 12-4 p.m. Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Crownsville.

Bright Star. Inspired by a true event and featuring the Tony-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption. 8:30 p.m. Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, Annapolis.

Dinner Under the Stars. It’s a place for families and friends to come together and for romantic evenings under the stars. Free. 5-10 p.m. West Street, Annapolis, Annapolis.

Insectival. Insect fun and games — low touch/ no touch options along the shady wooded trail. Art activities, carnival games, self-guided explorations, and take home art kits will add to the fun! 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons.

Mayo Farmers Market at Wild Kid Acres. Family friendly market with produce from local farms. Free. 4-7 p.m. Wild Kid Acres, Edgewater.

Peter and the Wolf. Baltimore Symphony Woodwind Quintet The acclaimed Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Woodwind Quintet performs Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf in this 50 minute free family performance! 11 a.m. Carroll County Arts Center, Westminster.

Summer Concert Series. Summer Concert Series Saturdays in July and August. Features a fantastic line up of performing artists at this annual outdoor series. Sponsored by the Friends of Quiet Waters Park. Free. 6-8 p.m. Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis.

Sunset Paddles (SUP & Kayak) Paddle with us as the sun goes down and fills the sky with color! We will be leading these group sunset paddles each month with SUPs, Kayaks, and Canoes available. $15.00 – $70.00. 7-8:30 p.m. Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis.

Toy Boat Building. Make a toy boat from in the Corbin Nature Pavilion! Space and materials are limited. Visitors will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis. For ages 5 and up. 1-4 p.m. Corbin Nature Pavilion, Solomons.

Wildberry Field Market. Join us for the 2022 Field Market! 30+ Vendors and Food Trucks, plus Wildberry Farms’ limited seasonal produce, farm fresh eggs + flowers. Free. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wildberry Farm + Market, Crownsville.

24 Sunday

Art and Nature: Make a Comb Basket. Joan is back to teach more basketry. This time it is a comb basket. In early America, combs were precious; made of shell, wood or metal they were expensive, hard to make and difficult to obtain. $65.00 – $80.00. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Natural History Society of Maryland, Baltimore.

Backyard Caterpillars. Learn about all the different types of caterpillars that live in our area. Discover where they live, what they eat and who they become! $3.00 – $5.00. 1-2:30 p.m. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, Cockeysville.

Bumblin’ Bees. How do bees move? And what flowers do bees like? Read a story, make a craft, and explore outside as we channel our inner bee! $10.00. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon.

City of Bowie’s Sunday Sunset Concert: “Big Band Theory of Baltimore” The City of Bowie’s Sunday Summer concerts are held from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends. Free. 7-8 p.m. Allen Pond Park, Bowie.

Disc Golf. Learn how to play disc golf on Sunday, July 24 at 4:00 PM at the Tuckahoe State Park Course off of Cherry Lane. Disc will be provided for play. 4-5 p.m. Tuckahoe State Park, Queen Anne.