The HeART of Columbia

The HeART of Columbia


  • June 9, 2017 - July 22, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  Art for the people, collected in retrospect from the people. Rouse Company Foundation Gallery

International Sister Cities Art Show

International Sister Cities Art Show


  • June 9, 2017 - July 22, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  In celebration of Columbia’s 50th Birthday, CA’s International Exchange and Multicultural Programs Division and the Columbia Art Center are partnering to host an international art exhibition that will reflect the diverse cultures and histories of our connections with the people of our four sister cities by featuring the work of artists from each: Cergy-Pontoise,

Columbia Portraits

Columbia Portraits


  • Columbia Portraits
    June 18, 2017 - July 29, 2017
    9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Mary Jo Messenger transforms the everyday into vibrant, inspirational works of art. For “Columbia Portraits,” the realist painter will feature Columbia residents as her subjects of inspiration. Storytelling will accompany the portraits displayed. It’s sure to be a night of fun and appreciation for Columbia’s past, present and future. You don’t want to miss it!

Columbia Big Band

Columbia Big Band


  • June 23, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

As part of Columbia’s 50th Birthday celebration, CBB will be playing at “Swing Night” at the Columbia Lakefront. The Columbia Big Band (CBB) is a new ensemble formed in October 2015. Our repertoire covers genres such as traditional Big Band, Bebop, Fusion, Swing and Latin, among others. We are members of the community who enjoy

Stoop Storytelling

Stoop Storytelling


  • June 23, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Stoop Storytelling Series is a popular event the Baltimore area in which 7 people get 7 minutes each to tell a true, personal tale on a shared theme in front of a live audience. Since its founding in 2006, The Stoop has featured the stories of close to 1,000 Baltimoreans. These stories are now

Sprout Film Festival with Arc of Howard County

Sprout Film Festival with Arc of Howard County


  • June 24, 2017
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented in Partnership with the Arc of Howard County and Howard County Autism Society Poignant, beautiful, humorous and thought provoking short films created by, for and about individuals with disabilities. Sprout showcases films related to the field of developmental disabilities, fulfilling its mission to make the invisible visible.  The Arc of Howard County is the

The Young Columbians “Past, Present and Future: Columbia’s Got Talent”

The Young Columbians “Past, Present and Future: Columbia’s Got Talent”


  • June 24, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Created in 1975 for the bicentennial, this unique ensemble of talented youth have performed their Spirit of America, Broadway and Christmas shows at many prestigious events. Venues include The White House, Wolf Trap, Disney World, The Kennedy Center and Merriweather Post Pavilion. Each Young Columbian performance has a polished innocence and freshness rarely seen in

Manual Cinema

Manual Cinema


  • June 24, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Manual Cinema may be the most fascinating theater experience you will have in 2017!  Acted as a drama with lights, shadows, actors, cinematic techniques, live music, and puppets, The End of TV weaves together the stories of three women: a union factory worker, an aspiring filmmaker, and a QVC-style TV sales host.  Together, they tell a distinctly

River Romp

River Romp


  • June 25, 2017
    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Come celebrate summer by cooling off at the nature center with an afternoon at the Middle Patuxent River! Bring your own picnic and join a Robinson Naturalist at the river for lunch followed by fun, family-friendly river games. Search the stream for big and small animals! Make boats and race them downstream! Come dressed to

Sundance Shorts on Tour

Sundance Shorts on Tour


  • June 25, 2017
    1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

5 Films About Technology Written and directed by Peter Huang. 2016, Canada, 5 minutes. Take a satirical look at the dumber side of technology.               And The Whole Sky Fit In The Dead Cow’s Eye Short Film Jury Award: International FictionWritten and directed by Francisca Alegría. 2016, Chile, U.S.A.,

The Longest Table

The Longest Table


  • June 28, 2017
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us at The Longest Table to share a meal and engage in meaningful conversations. The first of its kind in Maryland, guests will have the opportunity, to exchange stories about life in our diverse community and gain a better understanding of how we can find common ground. We provide the dinner, you provide the conversation. Tickets available beginning

Columbia 5.0 Race

Columbia 5.0 Race


  • July 2, 2017
    8:00 am - 10:00 am

The Columbia 5.0 mile race is a one-time special event celebrating Columbia Maryland’s 50th Birthday! It also celebrates the contribution of The Howard County Striders and similar all volunteer non-profit organizations have made to helping Columbia realize the vision of Columbia’s founder, Jim Rouse. The Striders will be donating at least 10% of the race