Maryland Zoo Opening Day: The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore will open for the 2010 season on Saturday, March 13. $5. Children free. 10:00 a.m. Druid Hill Park. 1876 Mansion House Drive. 410-396-7102.
“Project 20: An Exhibition in Four Parts” Brings together three artists and artist collaboratives who create installations that invite viewers to participate by contributing to the work’s content. Participation Nation will be a highly interactive exhibition experience with new works by Finishing School (Los Angeles), Neighborhood Public Radio (Albequerque, Chicago and San Diego) and Lee Mingwei (New York). The Contemporary Museum 100 W. Centre Street. 410-783-5720.
“Textiles Recycled/Reimagined” This intimate exhibition presents a dozen unique objects made either wholly or in part from reused and/or repurposed materials. Baltimore Museum of Art. 10 Art Museum Drive. 443-573-1700.
“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” Works by the last surviving descendant of the Tsars of Russia, Iroquois Indians, French Revolutionaries, illegal immigrants, Algerian War veterans, Guantanamo Bay detainees, Holocaust survivors, incarcerated prisoners, African-American civil rights activists and Iraqi doctors are among the 86 visionary artists to be featured. American Visionary Art Museum. 800 Key Highway. (410) 244-1900.
“Japanese Cloisonné Enamels from the Stephen W. Fisher Collection” Created as objects of unsurpassed beauty and refined elegance, the enameled metal boxes, vases, trays, and urns at the heart of this exhibition have the potential to transport us back to an era rich with sumptuous decoration and marked by cultural discovery. The Walters Art Museum. 600 N. Charles Street. 410-547-9000.
The JHU Barnestormers Present: “Once Upon A Mattress” The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. The show’s music was written by Mary Rodgers with lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. 8-10 p.m. $5 w/ student ID. Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center, Johns Hopkins University. 33rd & Charles Streets.
“4×4 Photography” Various techniques of photography featuring the works of Elizabeth Brooks, Laura DeNardo, John Davis, Howard Greenberg, Jenee Mateer, Edwin Remsberg, Bruce Rosenberg, and Laurie Snyder. 1-5 p.m. Free. Towson Arts Collective. 410 York Road. Lower Level. 410-916-6340.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Presented by MICA’s student dramatic company Rivals of the West with director Peter Shipley and MICA faculty and staff. 8 p.m. $10 w/ students. MICA. Maryland Institute College of Art 1200 Mount Royal Avenue. 410-225-2300.
African-Yoruba Culture, Language and Spirituality Lecture: The Yoruba Institute of Culture and Language studies will be hosting a lecture on African culture on Saturdays. 4-5:15 p.m. Registration fee $10 class fee $25. Yoruba Institute of Culture. 1707 Wilmington Ave. 443-759-9493.
Easter Egg Hunt: Tradition at its best – an old-fashioned Easter Egg Hunt for children of all ages. Basket not included. 12:15 p.m. Free. Old Otterbein United Methodist Church. 112 W. Conway St. 410-685-4703.
Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet at The Rockfish: Fantastic brunch menu featuring a salads, raw bar, fresh seafood, carving station, omelet station, and many more breakfast favorites. With live music by the United Jazz Ensemble. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $30.95 per person or $38.95 per person with bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas. Children under 12 – $12.95. The Rockfish. 400 Sixth St. 410-267-1800.
Spirit of Baltimore Easter Lunch Cruise: Featuring a buffet, DJ entertainment, dancing, endless views, and cruising fun. 1:30-4 p.m. from $38.90, kids age 3-12 are 1/2 price. Spirit of Baltimore. 561 Light St. 866-312-2469
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