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Encantada is the new restaurant located on AVAM's 3rd floor that features local Chesapeake cooking. Drawing on the importance of "roots," both creative and culinary, Encantada supports regional farms, ranches, and aqua-culture, thus nurturing the concept of sustainability. Experience this enchanted escape where boundaries are blurred and tastes are celebrated.

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Join for a fun, casual ride along the route of the 20th annual Kinetic Sculpture Race!
Kinetic Sculpture Pre-Race Ride
Sunday, April 22 10am

Join for a fun, casual ride along the route of the 20th annual Kinetic Sculpture Race!

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Be a part of the 20th annual Kinetic Sculpture Race!
Kinetic Sculpture Race Volunteer Meeting
Saturday, April 28 10am–12pm

WANTED: The Brave, The Talented, The Mediocre, The Unsuspecting Few...to help in the 20th annual Kinetic Sculpture Race, for nothin' but the glory.

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detail of 'Erzulie Kouvez by Nancy Josephson
SOLD OUT: Material Girl Workshop with Artist Nancy Josephson
Saturday, April 28 10am–5pm

Take a workshop with Nancy Josephson, the creator behind the Gallery-A-Go-Go Bus that sits outside the American Visionary Art Museum!

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AVAM's 20th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race
20th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race
Saturday, May 5 • All Day | Race starts 10am! • FREE • Begins & ends at AVAM (800 Key Hwy, Baltimore)

A race of wacky, imaginative, totally human-powered works of art, designed to travel on land, through mud, and over deep harbor waters.

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Weekend Walk-In: Painted Mystery Rock
Saturday, May 12 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Spread kindness & smiles! Paint a rock with a design or message, then leave it somewhere for a stranger to find.

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Sip and Shine: An After-Hours Experience
Thursday, May 17 6pm - 9pm

Join us for an after-hours experience with wine, scavenger hunt, and workshop!

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Shiny Happy Things with Bob Benson
Saturday, May 19 • 11am–2pm $55, $40 Members

Join the creator of the Blinged-Out Universal Tree of Life (outside of AVAM's Main Entrance) in making your own flashies: dynamic, sparkling decorations made from mirrors and marbles and such.

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Weekend Walk-In: Planetary Pendant Shrinky Dink
Saturday, June 9 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Design and draw your own planets on magical Shrinky-Dink plastic!

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Summer Solstice Yoga Celebration
Sunday, June 17 • 8:00am Free • Outside in Jim Rouse Visionary Center Plaza

YogaWorks Baltimore and AVAM present a free outdoor yoga class celebrating the summer solstice.

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AVAM's July 4th: Visionary Pets On Parade!
Tuesday, July 4 • 10am (9:30am Pet Registration) Free!

Dress your pet & strut your stuff. Animal fun! Animal prizes! Trophies awarded for Best Costume, Most Patriotic, Most Visionary Pet, Owner & Pet look-alikes, Least likely to succeed as a Pet, Visionary Pet Tricks and more!

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Flicks from the Hill: Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Thursday, July 12 9pm • Free

'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her.

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Weekend Walk-In: Micro World
Saturday, July 14 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Inspired by artist Ingo Swann, build a world of your own in a small box!

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Flicks from the Hill: Casablanca
Thursday, July 19 9pm • Free

Rick Blaine runs a nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco during the start of WWII. On day Ilsa – a former lover – and her husband, show up in his cafe.

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Shiny Happy Things with Bob Benson
Saturday, July 21 • 11am–2pm $55, $40 Members

Join the creator of the Blinged-Out Universal Tree of Life (outside of AVAM's Main Entrance) in making your own flashies: dynamic, sparkling decorations made from mirrors and marbles and such.

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Flicks from the Hill: Clue
Thursday, July 26 9pm • Free

Seven guests, a butler, and a maid are all involved in a series of murders.

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Flicks from the Hill: The Birds
Thursday, August 2 9pm • Free

A small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.

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Flicks from the Hill: Harriet the Spy
Thursday, August 9 9pm • Free

Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. But when Harriet's friends find her secret notebook the tables are turned on her.

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Weekend Walk-In: Beaded Bunny
Saturday, August 11 1pm - 4pm

Make a sparkly mosaic of a bunny using AVAM’s plethora of beads, sequins and other teeny bling!

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Flicks from the Hill: Sherlock Holmes
Thursday, August 16 9pm • Free

Sherlock Holmes and his partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.

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Flicks from the Hill: Hidden Figures
Thursday, August 23 9pm • Free

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

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Flicks from the Hill: Austin Powers
Thursday, August 30 9pm • Free

A 1960s hipster secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s.

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