This weekend is one of those where it's a pleasure to keep'em busy. Due in large part to the forthcoming Valentine's Day holiday, there are tons of fun things going on this weekend—so many, in fact, that we're being forced to choose between two of our favorite kid-music acts, which are both playing on Sunday at the same time.
I'm not much of a car guy, but I understand that for far more macho men than me, the 2011 Motor Trend International Auto Show, which is at the Baltimore Convention Center today, Thursday, through Sunday, is a big deal. It seems like the perfect venue for manly father-son bonding, especially on Sunday, which is Family Day: Kids under 13 get in free with a paying adult, and there will be appearances by Spider-Man (11 to 1:30) and Iron Man (2:30 to 5).
Personally, and I'm only slightly embarrassed to say this, I'm more excited about Milkshake's Valentine Spectacular at Ram's Head Live on Sunday afternoon. Besides the concert from our favorite kids band, there will be videos, face painting, balloon animals, and chocolate kisses from Moo (I'm not sure who that is, but did I mention he's giving away chocolate?) Unfortunately, at about the same time across town, another musical favorite, SteveStongs (pictured)—who we've come to love from his regular appearances on PBS's children's shows—is playing at the Gordon Center in Owings Mills. Either way, you really can't go wrong
There's a slew of other V-Day related events, including Saturday's Architechtural Confectionaries Contest at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, in which budding builders compete to see who can make the best facsimile of a Baltimore building using only locally made sweets. Also on Saturday, at the Carrie Murray Nature Center, is hosting a "Nature in Love" program, in which kids can make valentines using leaves, acorns, and sticks (all materials provided).