The Free Sheet


May 10, 2007|By Gena R. Chattin


Saturday's Squidfire Spring Art Mart presents indie/do-it-yourself art you can use. More than 40 artists, including Baltimore boutique clothier Squidfire, will bring their funky, functional, one-of-a-kind wares to display and sell. But don't get the wrong idea: The guys at Squidfire say it's not a fine-art show. They specialize in wearable art and call their work "things that aren't corporate and are one of a kind."

The art mart runs 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at Mount Vernon Square Park, Monument and North Charles streets. Call 410-327-3300 or go to


Water gardening

Kids can get back to nature at Children's Day at Lilypons Water Gardens in Adamstown. It's an activity-filled day that teaches children about water gardening and the environment. There will be food, music and loads of activities, including a moon bounce. Children who bring their own fishing rods can try their hands at a fishing derby in the catch-and-release trout pond.

Children's Day runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Lilypons Water Gardens, 6800 Lilypons Road, Adamstown. Call 800-999-5459 or go to


Unsquare Belvedere

Summer Sounds at the Square kicks off its fourth season of free weekly concerts tomorrow at Belvedere Square. The Crawdaddies open the season with their spicy Cajun, Zydeco, soul, reggae, roots, rock and more. Later acts this season include Mambo Combo, Junkyard Saints and Sons of Pirates. Tomorrow's Crawdaddies concert also kicks off this year's Preakness Celebration.

Concerts run 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Fridays beginning tomorrow and continue through Sept. 7 at Belvedere Square at the corner of York Road and Belvedere Avenue. Call 410-534-BELV (2358) or go to



Fans of "militaria" (military collectibles) from all over will advance on Aberdeen this weekend for the 34th annual Military Vehicle Show and Militaria Flea Market. The Washington Area Collectors/Blue and Gray Military Vehicle Trust chapter of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association is sponsoring the event and says its 2006 event was the largest in club history and that this year's show is the largest of its kind in the United States.

The show and flea market will run 8 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine, today through Saturday at the Ripken Stadium parking lot, 873 Long Drive, Aberdeen. Call 800-730-6621 or go to


Scherbakov and Chagall

What --A performance by pianist Konstantin Scherbakov and a guided tour featuring Marc Chagall's The Little Concert

When --2 p.m. (pre-concert tour) and 3 p.m. (performance) Saturday

Where --Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive

Why --Because this will be Scherbakov's U.S. recital debut, and he will perform the complete Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues. Guests can also get a look at Chagall's The Little Concert as part of a pre-concert tour.

Contact --410-516-7164 or go to Tickets are required. FREE

Mother's Day market

What --Mother's Day market and craft show

When --8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday

Where --Carroll County Farmers Market, Agriculture Center, 700 Smith Ave., Westminster.

Why --Because you can treat Mom and yourself by browsing plant vendors, juried crafters and baked goods, and the first 200 mothers get a free flower.

Contact --Call 410-848-7748.


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