Clanking, crawling and rolling about, robotic creatures made by area students, hobbyists and engineers will be on display at the Historical Electronics Museum in Linthicum on Saturday. The fifth annual Robot Festival gives visitors an up-close look at robots created by top-ranked BattleBot teams and elementary and high school students. Visitors will see Pwnage, the winner of the Trinity International Robotic Fire Fighting Contest, as well as CosmoBOT, a human-interactive robot. Visitors can also learn more about local robotics clubs and get the basics on building a robot.
The Robot Festival takes place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Historical Electronics Museum, Elkridge Landing and West Nursery roads, Linthicum. Free. Call 410-765-0230 or visit www.robotfest.com.
Visit the Baltimore Museum of Art on Sunday and create a tribal mask at the program "Masks! Masks!" Geared to all ages, the program invites visitors to use paper sculpture and collage to sculpt a meaningful mask, full of shapes, symbols and patterns. Visitors can also tour the museum's collection of tribal masks from Africa, Native America and Oceania for inspiration.
The program "Masks! Masks!" runs 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. Free with admission, which is $7; $5 for senior citizens and students; free for ages 18 and younger. Call 410-396-6321 or visit www.artbma.org.
Arbutus Arts Festival
You know you want a funnel cake. So head to the Arbutus Arts Festival on Sunday to get one. And while you're there, browse the unique and handmade arts-and-crafts items, hear live music and find an array of other festival foods. A Children's Corner will have rides, a slide, Moon Bounce, games, finger painting and pony rides. This is the festival's 32nd year.
The Arbutus Arts Festival takes place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday on East Drive in Arbutus. Free. Visit www.arbutusarts festival.com.
-- Lori Sears