So much to see and do

No matter what you’re looking to experience—an outdoor concert, a Lakefront movie, or something entirely unexpected—you’ll find it downtown. With so much to choose from, the choice itself is the hardest part!

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Aug '17
Merriweather Movie Night — School of Rock | Merriweather Post Pavilion

Outside • Film – Doors: 5:30 pm Show: 7:30 pm — School’s almost back in session, so what better way to cap-off summer than with this film about a down-on-his-luck musician who teaches a group of prep school students about the ways of rock-and-roll. Full of laughs and classic rock songs, School of Rock is great fun for fans of music and comedy.

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Sep '17
Lakefront Concert – Columbia Concert Band | Lake Kittamaqundi

Outside • Music – 3:00 p.m. — The Columbia Concert Band ends this summers Lakefront Summer Festival Concert Series with a performance of classics and pops.

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Sep '17
Lakefront Concert — Columbia Jazz Band | Lake Kittamaqundi

Outside • Music – 3:00 p.m. — It’s the jazz sounds of the Columbia Jazz Band.

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Sep '17
Lakefront Concert – Retro-Rockets | Lake Kittamaqundi

Outside • Music – 3:00 p.m. — You know by the name, the Retro-Rockets in concert are going to bring your oldies favorites.

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Sep '17
Lakefront Concert – Good Rockin Daddys | Lake Kittamaqundi

Outside • Music – 3:00 p.m. — The Good Rockin Daddys take the Lakefront stage with their classic rock, swing and R&B sounds.

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Sep '17
Lakefront Movie – Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (PG-13) | Lake Kittamaqundi

Outside • Film – 8:30 p.m. — Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them draws on Harry Potter’s rich mythology to deliver a spinoff that dazzles with franchise-building magic all its own. Author Newt Scamander arrives in 1926 New York City as part of a global study of fantastic beasts, but gets caught up when some of the magical creatures in his care are accidentally released.

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Sep '17
Lakefront Movie – Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone (PG) | Lake Kittamaqundi

Outside • Film – 8:30 p.m. — It’s a Hogwart’s Weekend at the Lakefront with the first as well as the latest of J.K. Rowling’s fantasy series! Come and watch how it all began with the first (and one of the best) of the Harry Potter films and see the roots of one of the most successful film franchises in movie history.

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Sep '17
Lakefront Movie – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13) | Lake Kittamaqundi

Outside • Film – 8:30 p.m. — From LucasFilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction.

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Sep '17
Lakefront Movie – Disney’s Beauty And The Beast (2017) (PG) | Lake Kittamaqundi

Outside • Film – 7:30 p.m. — With an enchanting cast, beautifully crafted songs, and a painterly eye for detail, ?Beauty and the Beast? offers a faithful yet fresh retelling that honors the classic Disney animated feature.

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Aug '17
Lakefront Movie – Kong: Skull Island (PG-13) | Lake Kittamaqundi

Outside • Film – 8:30 p.m. — A re-imaging of the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure. In the film, a team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific – as beautiful as it is treacherous – unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.

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Aug '17
Lakefront Movie – Disney’s Moana (PG) | Lake Kittamaqundi

Outside • Film – 8:30 p.m. — “Moana,” is a classic Disney animated feature about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.

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Aug '17
Lakefront Concert – Bruit w Sarah Hughes | Lake Kittamaqundi

Outside • Music – 6:30 p.m. — Bruit with Sarah Hughes brings an acoustic R&B and rock & pop flavor to the Lakefront Stage.

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Aug '17
Lakefront Concert – Blue Train | Lake Kittamaqundi

Outside • Music – 7:30 p.m. — When Blue Train takes the stage, it’s a bluegrass thing.

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Aug '17
Lakefront Movie – Marvel’s Dr. Strange (PG-13) | Lake Kittamaqundi

Outside • Music – 7:30 p.m. — The story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident renders his hands useless. When traditional medicine fails him, he discovers the mystical arts and becomes a powerful sorcerer battling dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Doctor Strange artfully balances its strange source material against the blockbuster constraints of the Marvel Universe, delivering a thoroughly entertaining superhero origin story in the bargain.

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Aug '17
Lakefront Concert – Mutual Fun Band | Lake Kittamaqundi

Outside • Music – 7:30 p.m. — It will be fun times with the pop, Motown, and rock sounds of the Mutual Fun Band.

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Sep '17
Dancin’ Under the People Tree | Lake Kittamaqundi

Outside • Dance – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm — Every Friday from June 30th through September 8th. Free dance instruction with music held under the People Tree at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront. Come learn the latest dance moves to popular party songs taught by Columbia Association instructors. When the dance session ends, the movie begins!

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Sep '17
Dancin’ Under The People Tree | Lake Kittamaqundi

Outside • Dance – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm — Every Friday from June 30th through September 8th. Free dance instruction with music held under the People Tree at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront. Come learn the latest dance moves to popular party songs taught by Columbia Association instructors. When the dance session ends, the movie begins!

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Aug '17
Dancin’ Under The People Tree | Lake Kittamaqundi

Outside • Dance – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm — Every Friday from June 30th through September 8th. Free dance instruction with music held under the People Tree at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront. Come learn the latest dance moves to popular party songs taught by Columbia Association instructors. When the dance session ends, the movie begins!

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Aug '17
Dancin’ Under The People Tree | Lake Kittamaqundi

Outside • Dance – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm — Every Friday from June 30th through September 8th. Free dance instruction with music held under the People Tree at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront. Come learn the latest dance moves to popular party songs taught by Columbia Association instructors. When the dance session ends, the movie begins!

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Aug '17
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat | Toby's Dinner Theatre / 5900 Symphony Woods Road

Theatre • 10:30 a.m.  — Travel down the Nile and see the wonders of ancient Egypt as Joseph discovers that “Any Dream Will Do.” The Old Testament story of Joseph, his brothers, and that amazing coat comes to life through Andrew Lloyd Webber’s non-stop, eclectic score, featuring  country, calypso, pop, and rock and roll. It’s what makes ‘Joseph’ one of the world’s most popular musicals.

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Aug '17
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat | tobysdinnertheatre.com / Toby's Dinner Theatre

Theatre • 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  — Travel down the Nile and see the wonders of ancient Egypt as Joseph discovers that “Any Dream Will Do.” The Old Testament story of Joseph, his brothers, and that amazing coat comes to life through Andrew Lloyd Webber’s non-stop, eclectic score, featuring  country, calypso, pop, and rock and roll. It’s what makes ‘Joseph’ one of the world’s most popular musicals.

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Aug '17
Dreamgirls at Toby’s | Toby's Dinner Theatre / 5900 Symphony Woods Road

Theatre • 6:00 p.m. It’s opening night for Dreamgirls at Toby’s.

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Aug '17
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat | Toby's Dinner Theatre / 5900 Symphony Woods Road

Theatre • 6:00 p.m. — Travel down the Nile and see the wonders of ancient Egypt as Joseph discovers that “Any Dream Will Do.” The Old Testament story of Joseph, his brothers, and that amazing coat comes to life through Andrew Lloyd Webber’s non-stop, eclectic score, featuring  country, calypso, pop, and rock and roll. It’s what makes ‘Joseph’ one of the world’s most popular musicals.

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Aug '17
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat | Toby's Dinner Theatre / 5900 Symphony Woods Road

Theatre • 6:00 p.m. — Travel down the Nile and see the wonders of ancient Egypt as Joseph discovers that “Any Dream Will Do.” The Old Testament story of Joseph, his brothers, and that amazing coat comes to life through Andrew Lloyd Webber’s non-stop, eclectic score, featuring  country, calypso, pop, and rock and roll. It’s what makes ‘Joseph’ one of the world’s most popular musicals.

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Aug '17
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat | Toby's Dinner Theatre / 5900 Symphony Woods Road

Theatre • 6:00 p.m. — Travel down the Nile and see the wonders of ancient Egypt as Joseph discovers that “Any Dream Will Do.” The Old Testament story of Joseph, his brothers, and that amazing coat comes to life through Andrew Lloyd Webber’s non-stop, eclectic score, featuring  country, calypso, pop, and rock and roll. It’s what makes ‘Joseph’ one of the world’s most popular musicals.

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Aug '17
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat | Toby's Dinner Theatre / 5900 Symphony Woods Road

Theatre • 6:00 p.m. — Travel down the Nile and see the wonders of ancient Egypt as Joseph discovers that “Any Dream Will Do.” The Old Testament story of Joseph, his brothers, and that amazing coat comes to life through Andrew Lloyd Webber’s non-stop, eclectic score, featuring  country, calypso, pop, and rock and roll. It’s what makes ‘Joseph’ one of the world’s most popular musicals.

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Aug '17
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat | Toby's Dinner Theatre / 5900 Symphony Woods Road

Theatre • 6:00 p.m. — Travel down the Nile and see the wonders of ancient Egypt as Joseph discovers that “Any Dream Will Do.” The Old Testament story of Joseph, his brothers, and that amazing coat comes to life through Andrew Lloyd Webber’s non-stop, eclectic score, featuring  country, calypso, pop, and rock and roll. It’s what makes ‘Joseph’ one of the world’s most popular musicals.

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Aug '17
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat | Toby's Dinner Theatre / 5900 Symphony Woods Road

Theatre • 6:00 p.m. — Travel down the Nile and see the wonders of ancient Egypt as Joseph discovers that “Any Dream Will Do.” The Old Testament story of Joseph, his brothers, and that amazing coat comes to life through Andrew Lloyd Webber’s non-stop, eclectic score, featuring  country, calypso, pop, and rock and roll. It’s what makes ‘Joseph’ one of the world’s most popular musicals.

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Sep '17
WPOC Sunday in the Country | Merriweather Post Pavilion / 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway

OutsideMusic — Doors: 1:00 pm Show: 2:00 pm — Sunday In The  Country returns the Merriweather Stage once again. This year features: Rascal Flatts, Billy Currington, Scotty McCreery, Carly Pearce, Dylan Scott, Morgan Wallen, and Levon.

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Sep '17
Alison Krauss & David Gray | Merriweather Post Pavilion / 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy.

MUSICOUTDOORS • Doors: 6:30 p.m. Show: 8:00 p.m. It’s Alison Krauss & David Gray.

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Sep '17
Young The Giant – Home of the Strange Tour | Merriweather Post Pavilion / 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy.

MUSICOUTDOORS • Doors: 5:00 p.m. Show: 6:30 p.m.  It’s Young The Giant – Home of the Strange Tour with Cold War Kids and Joywave.

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Sep '17
Sturgill Simpson | Merriweather Post Pavilion / 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy.

MUSICOUTDOORS • Doors: 6:30 p.m. Show: 8:00 p.m. Sturgill Simpson with Fantastic Negrito

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Sep '17
BikeAbout 2017 | Stars at Lakefront

Outside — Riders will set off from the Downtown Columbia Lakefront and go through the village of Wilde Lake on this fun, informative bike tour.

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Aug '17
Merriweather Movie Night: School Of Rock | Merriweather Post Pavilion / 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway

Film • Outdoors — Doors: 5:30; Showtime: 7:30 — It’s movie night at Merriweather. Utilizing the amphitheater’s high-definition video screens and featuring food and beverage choices from Manor Hill Brewing and Tavern, Merriweather Movie Nights is an outdoor movie experience unlike any other. Free for general admission or $10 if you want to reserve a seat and get access to MPP’s new VIP party deck.

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Sep '17
Jazz at the Lakefront — Columbia Jazz Band | www.columbiaorchestra.org/season/events/jazz-2/ / Columbia Lakefront Stage

Music • 7:30 p.m. — The whole family will love this free outdoor concert! Bring chairs and sit back for an afternoon of great music. Visit The CJB website at www.thejazzband.com for more information.

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Sep '17
4th Annual Discover Downtown 5k | Downtown Columbia

OUTSIDE —  This exciting run winds through many iconic landmarks of Downtown Columbia, both old and new, including The Mall In Columbia, Symphony Woods, Merriweather Post Pavilion, past the Howard County Central Library and onto the Columbia Association’s new pathway around Lake Kittamaqundi. Register now.

 

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