Howard Magazine - Page 24 - Save The Date

Howard Magazine
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Save The Date
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Howard County Fair

Aug. 4-11 The 73rd county fair features amusement rides and games, wacky traditions like pig races, plus a demolition derby. 8 a.m. at Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship. $2-$5. 410442-1022 or howardcountyfair.com.

Art

Paint It! Ellicott City exhibit

Through Aug. 17 Artworks from the annual juried paint-out are on display, with one wall of the gallery dedicated to Re-Create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund. Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City. Free. 410313-2787 or hocoarts.org.

Theater

‘Mama Mia!’

Through Sept. 9 Follow the story of a daughter’s quest to discover her father’s identity with the classic ABBA hits “Dancing Queen,” “The Winner Takes It All” and more. Times vary by date. Toby’s Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia. $45.50-$64. 410-730-8311 or tobysdinnertheatre.com.

Music

Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum

Aug. 2 Grammy awardwinning country artist Darius Rucker performs alongside country music trio Lady Antebellum. 7 p.m. at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. $56-$345. 410-715-5550 or merriweathermusic.com.

Dining

Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Aug. 10 This interactive performance, dubbed “’Til Death Do Us Part,” features a three-course meal and a self-guided tour of Belmont Manor. 7 p.m. at 6555 Belmont Woods Road, Elkridge. $80. 410-313-0200 or wineinthewoods.com/belmont.

Music

Jason Mraz

Aug. 10 The soulful artist brings his folk-pop songs “I’m Yours” and “I Won’t Give Up” — and plenty of others — to Columbia. 7:30 p.m. at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. $45-$75. 410-715-5550 or merriweathermusic.com.

Music

Kenny Chesney

Aug. 22 the country crooner known for his lively concerts will be one of the biggest solo acts coming to Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 7:30 p.m. $50-$349. 410-715-5550 or merriweathermusic.com.

Culture

Maryland State Fair

Aug. 23 – Sept. 3 The 137th annual fair includes daily home arts exhibits, farm and garden activities, farm fresh foods, fair treats, livestock and horse exhibits, games, concerts, thoroughbred horse racing, rides and more. 9 a.m. at Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Lutherville-Timonium. 410-252-0200 or marylandstatefair.com.

Fitness

Police Pace 5K

Sept. 9 The 27th annual 5K race and 1-mile walk and run supports families of Howard County police officers killed or injured in the line of duty. The event features 50 performance awards, children’s activities and a chance to win prizes. 8:30 a.m. at Centennial Park, 10000 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City. $40. 410-740-5657 or policepace.com.