Off the Beaten Path is your weekly source for the most interesting things to do and places to go in the DC, MD, and VA area. From festivals to pillow fights, Off the Beaten Path provides a weekly list of worthwhile adventures. Published every Sunday by MetroMontage.com.
Welcome to Issue #8 of Off the Beaten Path. This weeks issue includes Whartscape not Artscape, meditation, Maryland history, and horseback riding. Feel free to share this issue with family, friends, or co-workers by using the “Share/Save” button at the bottom of this page.
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In its final year, Whartscape, founded and produced by Wham City, will take place over four days and in three locations.
Started as an alternative to the more mainstream Artscape in 2006, the festival will include performances by a variety of indie, punk, folk, rock, experimental and hip hop bands as well as video and theatre performances. In total, over 120 performances will take place over the four days. In addition, the festival is organized completely by volunteers and has no corporate sponsorships.
Looking for a festival that is no holds bar with an edge to it? Whartscape is it.
When: Thursday, July 22 – Sunday, July 25
Where: Charles Theater, 1711 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD, Current Space, 421 N.Howard St., Baltimore, MD, The H&H Building, 405 W. Franklin St., Baltimore, MD
Cost: Day Passes-$20, Mega Passes- SOLD OUT
The Art of Living Foundation is a non-profit that seeks to help build a global society that is free of stress, violence, and misery –and full of service, wisdom, and celebration. In addition, the foundation offers a variety of programs that focus on peace, strength and joy.
The foundations D.C. location, the Sri Sri Center for Peace and Meditation, is offering a free 60-minute community workshop called Mind and Meditation. The workshop will teach participants breathing techniques, introductory yoga techniques, and workshop participants will also take part in a guided meditation.
When: Tuesday & Thursday at 7:00 p.m. until October 14
Where: 2401 15th St. N.W., Washington, Dc
Websites: Mind & Meditation Workshop Website
Cost: Free, RSVP via website
The Maryland Historical Society Museum is home to more than 350,000 objects that help tell the cultural history of Maryland. Paintings, furniture, maritime artifacts, quilts and costumes are some of the many pieces of history that can be found in the museum.
The museums core exhibitions include; Maryland’s Maritime Heritage: From Fells Point to the World, Nipper’s Toyland: 200 Years of Children’s Playthings, Served in Style: Silver Collection of the Maryland Historical Society, Looking for Liberty: An Overview of Maryland History, Maryland Through the Artist’s Eye, and Furniture in Maryland Life.
When: Thursday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: 201 W. Monument St., Baltimore, Md
Cost: Adults- $4, Children 13-17 years, Students with ID, Seniors – $3, Children 12 and under – Free
Piscataway Stables in Clinton, MD is a family owned and operated. The stable offers horse lovers the chance to ride and take a guided tour of its 250 acre property. The tour takes riders up and down trails and through the wooded area of the property.
No experience is necessary to take part in the trail ride. However, children must be at least four feet six inches tall to be able to participate.
When: Weekdays- by appointment, Weekends- 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: 10775 Piscataway Road, Clinton, Maryland 20735
Cost: $30 per hour
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