Concerts, Lectures, Community Days & Special Events


Spooky Night at the Museum

Thursday, Oct. 12, 5 to 7 p.m. $10 per person.   This event features mini tours, kids’ crafts, scavenger hunts, treats, pumpkin decorating and fresh cider.. Register in advance Register in advance by contacting Donna Rastelli at 301-739-5727 or or go to, or below. 

Spooky Night at the Museum



The Weather People in Concert

Sunday, Nov. 19, 5 to 6 p.m. Free, but prior registration is encouraged  The Weather People 3 The Weather People in concert. The group is made up of Cam Millar on trombone, Howard Burns and Anita Thomas on saxophones, and Adam Hanlin on trumpet. Millar has written Picasso Suite, which was inspired by the exhibition Picasso on Paper. The concert is funded by the Maryland State Arts Council.  Free but registration is encouraged by contacting Donna Rastelli at 301-739-5727 or


Holiday Night at the Museum

The museum will be open until 8 p.m. Fridays, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22. Enjoy the lights in City Park and a visit to the museum.

Christmas tree

Friday, Dec. 1, 5 to 8 p.m. City Park Lighting. The museum will be open for the public to see exhibitions and enjoy the holiday decorations, during this annual City Park event. Holiday lights are turned on at 7 p.m. Park holiday lights will be on throughout December from 5 to 11 p.m. Please, no food or drink in the museum. Free admission.

Friday, Dec. 8, 5 to 8 p.m. Holiday Night: Storytime and Hot Cocoa. An instant holiday tradition! Bring the whole family to enjoy holiday childhood favorites. A special guest reader will read a holiday children’s classic. Also enjoy a festive hot chocolate bar and guided tours of Childhood Favorites. Free admission.

Friday, Dec. 15, 5 to 8 p.m. Holiday Night: Picasso and Mulled Wine. Bring a friend or a loved one and celebrate the season. Enjoy a glass of mulled wine, and nosh from a savory and sweet charcuterie board, then take a tour of Picasso on Paper. Mulled wine for visitors over 21. Free admission.

Friday, Dec. 22, 5 to 8 p.m. Holiday Night: Last Minute Shopping. Treat yourself to a relaxing moment amid the holiday hustle and bustle. Bring out-of-town family and guests to enjoy the museum and the holiday atmosphere of City Park. Special discounts in our Holiday Store.