As we barrel into March, don’t let yourself get too down about midterm season. You don’t even have to go outside in order to entertain yourself this weekend — learn to make a hurricane cocktail or get in touch with your spooky side with Eastern Shore Paranormal all in the comfort of your own home.
STRAY Opening Weekend, Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS) (12 p.m. — March 7, 11:45 p.m.)
Support dog rescue in Baltimore — when you purchase a ticket to the new documentary film STRAY, a portion of the proceeds goes toward the work of BARCS, Baltimore City’s open-admission animal shelter. STRAY follows three stray dogs wandering the streets of Istanbul as they search for food and shelter. Stream via the SNF Parkway Virtual Theatre. After accessing the movie, you have 24 hours to complete it. $12.
Mardi Gras with McCormick, Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce (3 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.)
McCormick & Company chefs will virtually teach you how to make jambalaya with sausage, bananas foster and Pat O’Brien-inspired Hurricane cocktails to celebrate Mardi Gras. Cook along at home or just watch to enjoy. $10.
Sci-Fi Fridays, Maryland Science Center (7 p.m. — 10 p.m.)
Join the Maryland Science Center for this week’s Sci-Fi Friday. Each Friday, the Center selects sci-fi movies you can stream, suggests a science activity inspired by the films and gives a recipe for a themed drink on the event page. This week, stream Guardians of the Galaxy and follow along on the event page for the science activity and cocktail. Free.
Create Community at NDMU’s Monthly Art Hive!, Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) (10 a.m. — 12 p.m.)
NDMU is hosting Art Hive, a shared social-making space that occurs on the first Saturday of every month. Join the event using whatever creative materials and process you want — Art Hives celebrates the creativity of individuals and communities. This event is virtual. Free.
Vince Wilson’s Haunted Baltimore, Eastern Shore Paranormal (8 p.m. — 10 p.m.)
If you’re into getting spooked no matter the time of year, this event might be for you. Become a paranormalist and explore Baltimore City tales of magic and mystery. Learn about Edgar Allan Poe’s disappearance and Elijah Bond, creator of the ouija board, virtually this Saturday night. $20.