Things to do in Baltimore this week 11/21

A short work week and tasty food is upon us!  Plenty to keep you entertained until the big day and then lots of fun and shopping to follow.  Here is a list of all the restaurants you can eat at on Thanksgiving.  I get it, not everyone wants to cook, you just want tasty food.  Make sure to order plenty for leftovers the following day.  I don’t know about you but I won’t be out there fighting the crowds on Black Friday when there are new Gilmore Girls episodes to be watched.  Small Business Saturday is my jam though, maybe I’ll see you around.

Monday, November 21

Daniel Bachman, Silk/ Slag, Liz Durette and Miles Clark
8PM – 12AM
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
SILK/ SLAG feat Ami Dang with experimental folk with bass, sitar, and male and female vocal duets!
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3rd Grade Friends, Toranovox (NY), Glàss (GA),Reagan Cats
8PM – ?
2112 N Charles St, Baltimore
Hippo Hut presents a night of awesome music at Reverb!
3rd Grade Friends:
Reagan Cats:

Nate Hook Jam Session
7:30PM – 8:30PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
As a resident of Baltimore, Nate studied with Gary Thomas and earned a performance degree from the Peabody Conservatory. He has worked in recent years with Ralph Peterson, Alex Norris, Paul Bollenback, and Bob Butta, just to name a few. In the spring of 2016, Nate played bass clarinet in Gary Thomas’ “Pariah’s Pariahs” ensemble, a recording of which will be available later this year.
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6PM – ?
Das Bier Haus
1542 Light St, Baltimore
It’s the time of year to give thanks and toast a beer! Come celebrate Thanksgiving DBH style with the DBH crew. All members of the staff along with our close friends, liter club members and wonderful regular’s who make this bar their local watering hole are all welcome to join us for our first annual Friendsgiving. We are doing it pot luck style, so bring your favorite turkey side dish– Das will be supplying the turkey…and the booze, of course. Happy Hour prices till 7, and good company and fun all night. See you at Das Bier Haus, Prost!

Tuesday, November 22

Brews and Board Games at The Windup Space
6PM – 11PM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
Join us for Brews and Board Games at The Windup Space! Some board and card games, both classic and contemporary, are provided for anyone to play. Feel free to bring your own as well if you have something special in mind. Come bring some friends, meet some new ones, drink some dranks (alcoholic or non) and play some games!
As always, winners of all games get prizes:
– Cheap Ass Prizes!
– Free drinks!
– 2-for-1 drinks!
– 3 Actual Good Prizes, generously provided by: Shananigans Toy Shop, Canton Games, and THIRD EYE COMICS!
FREE to attend, but please buy some beer/cocktails/soda to support this event! Stop on by between 6 and 11. Invite your friends!

Whiskey Tasting with New Liberty Distillery at Between2Buns!
7PM – 9PM
Mount Vernon Marketplace
520 Park Ave, Baltimore
We are having another whiskey tasting and you are INVITED!

Laura Cantrell with Guided By Wire (Neko Case/GBV tribute!)
7PM – 11PM
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
Laura Cantrell is a country music artist based in New York City. Born in Nashville, TN, she came to New York to attend Columbia College, and found that her abiding interest in country music helped her stay connected with her family roots. In her ten-year recording career, Cantrellhas released three acclaimed albums: “Not The Tremblin’ Kind,” “When The Roses Bloom Again,” and “Humming By The Flowered Vine.” She has toured extensively in the United Kingdom, Europe and Ireland, and was a favorite of pioneering British disc jockey John Peel, who called her 2000 album “Not The Tremblin’ Kind” “my favorite record of the last ten years, possibly my life.”
Guided By Wire (Baltimore’s best Neko Case/Guided By Voices tribute band!!)
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Bracelets and Booze
6PM – 9PM
El Bufalo Tequila Bar & Kitchen
2921 Odonnell St, Baltimore
Jewlery making and drinking, the art class for adults.Join Mark Ruzicka, a natural stone jeweler, for fun evening filled with creativity and conversation. Mark will guide guests in the process of making their own bracelets using copper and sterling silver.  Mark’s creations have adorned the likes of Adam Wakefield of the Voice and country singer Jenny Leigh. You can find him and his artwork at Kiy Yoo Jewlers.
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Protean Idle Hour Takeover
8PM – 2AM
Idle Hour
201 E Fort Ave, Baltimore
We will be spinning at the Idle Hour on the 22nd at 8:00 till close. Enjoy some drinks while listening to some awesome tunes!

Steve Hauschildt / Forma / Co La at The Crown
9PM – 1AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Steve Hauschildt (Kranky Rec ~ mem. Emeralds ~ Cleveland, OH)
Forma (Kranky Rec ~ Brooklyn, NY)
Co La (Software Records, NNA tapes)
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Mike & Ike Jazz
9PM – 12AM
Rye Fells Point
1639 Thames St, Baltimore
Join Mike ‘n’ Ike at Rye Fells Point for jazz and cocktails – featuring Michael Banham, Ian Rashkin and welcoming our old pal Chuck Navyac subbing for drummer James Deshler

Wednesday, November 23

Goodbye Pikesville, we’ll miss you!
5PM – 1AM
1709 N. Charles St.–Station North, Baltimore
Our beloved Pikesville Rye will be lost and gone forever soon, let’s give it a proper Baltimore send-off! Happy hour specials! Drink specials all night! Rye-flavored desserts! Everyone drinking Pikesville all night long! Even the DJ!

Thanksgiving Sides & Casseroles
6PM – 9PM
1005 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Aside from the ominous chore of roasting a large turkey, Thanksgiving preparation requires the production of a plethora of side dishes to accompany that majestic bird. Join us as we elevate some of the classics and throw in a few of our own modern favorites. One dish we’ve become enamored with is the green bean casserole. We’ll take this dish from its humble beginnings and turn it into a culinary masterpiece! We’ll also bake Pumpkin Cranberry Soda Bread, craft the ultimate Mac & Cheese, bake apples with Maple Sage Sausage Stuffing and make our own marshmallows to top a Sweet Potato & Pecan casserole. And you can’t have Thanksgiving dinner with the cranberry sauce. Our version will incorporate red wine and blueberries to liven up this jiggly classic. We’ll make enough of our cranberry sauce for each student to take home a jar for their table. $49.
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The Last Waltz Live Toy Drive
7PM – 12AM
Waverly Brewing Company
1625 Union Ave, Baltimore
Join us Thanksgiving Eve for a very special live performance of The Band’s “The Last Waltz” by various Baltimore musicians – Mike Darby, Reggie Styte, and Dunn Brandt to name a few- benefitting Healthcare For The Homeless via a toy drive. Come on out & bring a toy, sing along to classics like “Up On Cripple Creek,” and drink some brewery-fresh beer for a great cause!


Friendsgiving Fête
9PM – 2AM
The Chasseur
3328 Foster Ave, Baltimore
Join us as we party with friends, family & neighbors on Thanksgiving Eve! We’ll have plenty of tasty eats and drink specials for you so kick back and relax with us before your big day of thanks! Bring canned good items and be entered to win some great raffle prizes!

Thanksgiving Eve Bash at Michael’s Cafe
9PM – 1:30AM
Michael’s Cafe
2119 York Road, Timonium
Only the best Thanksgiving Eve Party in town!!! And its free!! Live music in our Original Bar from The Luthervillians and party tunes all night long in our Patio Bar Room from DJ Leni K! TINCUP Whiskey featured drink specials!!! Too much fun is to be had!!!!

Gratified, with Brooks Long
9PM – 12AM
Rye Fells Point
1639 Thames St, Baltimore
“If music be the food of love, play on” William Shakespeare
On this eve of Thanksgiving let us be grateful for life’s sweetest gift, great music, with the retro sounds of Brooks Long!

Nobunny w/ Cowboys, Aguirre’s Dogs, DJ Dad Weed vs DJ Lil Dana
9PM – 12AM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
++ An Unregistered Nurse Booking + Savage Party joint++ THXGIVING EVE BASH, feat the one and only NOBUNNY!!!! with special guests THE COWBOYS, AGUIRRE’S DOGS, DJ Dad Weed vs DJ Lil Dana!!Always clad in a fuzzy (and mildly psychotic-looking) rabbit mask and often wearing little else, NOBUNNY is a one-man pop-punk onslaught whose simple, infectiously hooky tunes and lusty outlook have earned comparisons to the Ramones,Hasil Adkins, and the Cramps, and whose untamed (and sometimes bottomless) stage shows have led some to call him a cuddly version of G.G. Allin. NOBUNNY is the alter ego of Justin Champlin, who was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, and relocated to San Francisco, California.Champlin first made a name for himself as the drummer with garage punks the Okmoniks and later co-founded the Sneaky Pinks, a two-man punk-pop party machine.

Present 10s November
8PM – 10PM
Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor by Red Lion
207 E Redwood St, Baltimore
Join us for a night of putting voices to words.  The format is simple. The event is free. The location is fun and inviting.
Writers: send us your 10 min or less pieces, they can be finished works, partial scrips, poems, or even pieces you are stuck on.
Readers: simply come to the event 30 min early check in, and get your pages. When the title of the piece is announced, join us on the stage.


Girls Rule! – Dance Party: Thxgiving Eve Edition!
8AM – 2AM
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Djs JAMES NASTY & Particol Spin All Female Artists! Gaga/ Beyonce/ M.I.A./ Missy/ Mariah/ Britney/ Etc! $2 Drinks 9pm-10pm * Free Ages 21+ / $5 Ages 18-20

SYS’s Candied Yams – Thanksgiving Eve Soul Dance Party
9PM – 2AM
De Kleine Duivel
3602 Hickory Ave, Baltimore
Baltimore’s Funky Soul Dance Party SAVE YOUR SOUL hits De Kleine Duivel on THANKSGIVING EVE for a dance party to be thankful for! DJs Rob Macy (SYS) and Baby Alcatraz (Shout Bamalama – DC) spin a cornacoupia of the hand-clappin, toe-tappin, sing-a-long soul dancers on 100% vintage vinyl! Marvin, Aretha, Stevie, Etta, The Supremes, The Tempataions, and all the rarest lost and find soul sounds from the classic era.

Thanksgiving Eve/Birthday hang with Derrick Michaels Trio!
8PM – 11PM
13.5% Wine Bar
1117 W 36th St, Baltimore
Greetings everyone! In light of recent events in the world at large, it feels poignant and vital that we make every effort to gather together and fortify our sense of community, love and wellbeing. Music, food, and libations have always served to initiate and enrich these gatherings. On the eve of our national holiday of Thanskgiving, we will be giving thanks for our freedom to perform creative music in public, at 13.5% wine bar. My trio, with the formidable Alex Weber on bass, and the inimitabe Jon Seligman on drums, will perform two sets of musical meditations – with our sights set on elevating the energy in the room.

Bunk Buddha Residency w/ Tweed, Lord Electro
8PM – 1:30AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
November 23rd is Bunk Buddha‘s Residency with TweedLord Electro
Tweed Listen to the new album:
Thanksgiving EVE, sweat it out before the big meal!
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Thursday, November 24

Christmas Village in Baltimore 2016
Nov 24 at 11 AM to Dec 8 at 10 AM
Christmas Village in Baltimore
501 Light St, Baltimore
Join us on Thanksgiving for the first day of the season! Also mark your calendar on November 26 for the grand opening ceremony of Christmas Village in Baltimore 2016. Once again, we have invited the original German Christkind from Nuremberg, Germany, accompanied by official (Baltimore) city representatives, to open our holiday event. The second highlight will be the lighting of our beautiful 21-foot Christmas tree. Choirs and bands will ensure an authentic and festive atmosphere.
Christmas Village in Baltimore is open from Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24, 2016 through Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, 2016. Daily market hours will be Friday through Saturday 11:00am to 8:00pm, and Sunday through Thursday 11:00am to 7:00pm. Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve hours are 11:00am to 5:00pm. The first three Tuesdays (Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13) are closed! Admission is free on all weekdays and opening weekend and only $1 on December 3 and 4, 2016. Admission for the following three weekends is $5 for adults, $3 for children 3-18 and free for toddlers under 3.

Thanksgiving Luau!
11AM – 7PM
The Boathouse Canton, Waterfront Grille
2809 Boston St, Baltimore
Join us for our Thanksgiving Luau! We will have a fabulous seaside style buffet and carving stations with complimentary champagne and home-made desserts!  Make your reservations now! The first 50 reservations will recieve a $25 gift-card to use at a later date.

Thanksgiving Dinner
1PM – 7PM
2400 Boston St, Baltimore
Come join us for a three course Thanksgiving meal with an all you can eat fixin’s side item buffet. Check out the menu here.

Thanksgiving at RHG
11AM – 9PM
The Rowhouse Grille
1400 Light St, Baltimore
What better way to spend Thanksgiving with friends and family at RHG. Menu starts at 11am, and we will have a selected alternate menu. Call to make your reservation today! Spaces are filling up quickly!
Roasted Turkey & Smoked Ham/ Gravy/ & Cranberry Sauce
Choice of 2 Sides: Broccoli, Sweet Potato Casserole, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Raisin Bread Sausage Stuffing, Roasted Root Vegetables w/ Balsamic Reduction, Collard Greens
Pumpkin Pie w/ Cool Whip

Thanksgiving Thursday w/ DJ Big Nasty
9PM – 2AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Thanksgiving Thursday w/ DJ Big Nasty
Hosts: Shuffa and Tony

11AM – 2AM
Mama’s On The Half Shell
2901 Odonnell St, Baltimore
Our bar will open from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. The restaurant will be open for service from Noon – 8:00 p.m.. Our full menu will be available with a few Thanksgiving highlights.

Friday, November 25

Mandala Making in Patterson Park
7AM – 5PM
Patterson Park
The day after Thanksgiving has been declared Mandala Making Day. Come join friends, family and neighbors in Patterson Park to enjoy the beauty of the fall foliage and to create spots of intentional beauty.

Holiday Bazaar at the Market! Gobble Gobble
11/26 – 11/17 11AM – 8PM
Mount Vernon Marketplace
520 Park Ave, Baltimore
We are excited to announce our first Black Friday Holiday Bazaar! The market will be a one-stop shop for purchasing holiday gifts from local art & craft vendors — all while enjoying the food & drinks in the lively indoor Marketplace. Come by and support local artists, crafters and food artisans.


BBP: Pajamboree!
6:30PM – 12AM
St. Mary’s Park
600 N Paca St, Baltimore
It’s safe to say there’s a lot of food (and drink) consumed on the most thankful day of the year. This is the opportunity to burn it off! Grab your finest PJ’s (not the birthday suit kind though– it’s gonna be cold, people!), stuffed animal friends, favorite blankies, etc. and get ready to hit the streets for the November Bike Party. We’ll be wrapping things up for a nightcap at Ottobar. More details are on the way- we have to sleep on it. Ride, Respect, & Revelry.

Murdercastle: How to Make a Rock Opera at Creative Alliance
7PM – 10PM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
FINAL SCREENING! Baltimore documentary Murdercastle: How to Make a Rock Opera comes to the Creative Alliance the day after Thanksgiving! You know you’re going to watch movies the day after thanksgiving. Why not make it a documentary about rock operas and serial killers? Don’t miss your last chance to see Murdercastle: How To Make A Rock Opera; an exclusive behind the scenes look at the Baltimore Rock Opera Society at the Creative Alliance this November, 25th.
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Bazaart first dibs preview party!
5:30PM – 8PM
American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Hwy, Baltimore
Beat the crowds! An opportunity to get the first shot at the original creations by over 40 regional artists and craftspeople prior to the Saturday BAZAART extravaganza. Spend a relaxing evening with BAZAART artisans as you preview their wares while nibbling light fare and enjoying a special beverage (beer, wine, soda). PLEASE NOTE: Only the Friday evening BAZAART Preview Party requires admission, the Saturday BAZAART Holiday Art Market is FREE & open to the public. COST: $20 General Public, $10 AVAM Members, @ the door.

Asa Kurland at Ryleigh’s (Mt. Vernon)
10PM – 1AM
Ryleigh’s Oyster Mount Vernon
1225 Cathedral St, Baltimore
Come out and enjoy a night of great live music with Asa Kurland and friends at Ryleigh’s Oyster Mount Vernon! Doors at 8pm. Music at 10 pm.

Oysters, Beer, Bagels and Dooby’s
11AM – 10PM
Diamondback Taproom
1215 Fort Ave Suite #008, Baltimore
It’s time for Diamondback’s first taproom release party. Food provided by True Chesapeake Oysters, Bottoms Up Bagels and Dooby’s. $12 per 4 pack, $60 per case. The Bamb Black IPA Can Release Party!

All Good with Trillnatured | Black Friday
10PM – ?
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
You know the drill–every 4th Friday at Ottobar! Free all night!

Can’t Hang – Jah Works – Wise Eyes
8PM – 1:30AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Can’t Hang With a wide inspiration ranging from Dennis Brown to NOFX, Can’t Hang can light up any room and convert even the most stringent naysayers into dancing, partying fiends. This Reggae/Punk hybrid band has made it solely on the merit of their music and their live show, and they refuse to slow down. They are not in it for the fortune and fame. Their mission is to be the greatest party band you have ever seen and all of their success to date is a result of that mantra.
Jah Works is a band of brothers based out of Baltimore, MD dedicated to writing, recording and performing original reggae music. While rooted firmly in the tradition of authentic Jamaican roots and dancehall, the band also blend elements of hip hop and popular music into their mix. A heavy dose of drum and bass combined with sweet melodies and catchy hooks are the groups’ trademarks.
Wise Eyes is more that two words written on the underside of a white Stetson cowboy hat, or two words printed on a sticker placed on the higest point on the lightpole outisde the SIdebar. Wise Eyes is a collective of four musicians who strive to create a sound, brand, and attitude that creates a sense of positivity and fun wherever it is seen or heard. The line­up as it stands as of this writing is Sean Mo on the guitar and lead vocal duties, Brett Setera on the lead guitar with the vocals here and there, Alex Wolsky on the bass guitar and backing vocals, and Tyler “Dragon” Setera on drums and percussion.
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Sweet Leda at Cat’s Eye Pub
9:45PM – 1:30AM
Cat’s Eye Pub
1730 Thames St, Baltimore
Always a blast! $5 cover

Black Ops Black Friday
4PM – 8PM
World of Beer – Baltimore
1724 Whetstone Way
Join us for a specialty tapping of The Brooklyn Brewery Black Ops on Black Friday, November 25th at 4pm. We have seen this rare bird in bottles over the years, and even a cask last year. This year we bring it to you on draft!!!!!

The Polar Express
8AM – 5PM
B&O Railroad Museum
901 W Pratt St, Baltimore
All aboard for THE POLAR EXPRESS ! Create a Christmas memory that you and your family will treasure forever – a journey to the North Pole via THE POLAR EXPRESS. Immerse yourself in the classic children’s book, THE POLAR EXPRESS by Chris Van Allsburg. In this beloved story, a young boy takes a magical Christmas Eve train ride to the North Pole and receives a special gift from Santa. Characters from this award-winning book come to life through this magical holiday journey. The conductor punches your golden ticket as you board THE POLAR EXPRESS. Chefs serve you hot chocolate and cookies on board the train,and during the train ride you listen to THE POLAR EXPRESS story. Santa’s helpers provide holiday cheer and every child personally receives from Santa, the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. Children of all ages will BELIEVE!
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9PM – 2AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
MuthaLuva Presents: #LorParty (first edition) Giving vibes for the low, only $5.
Featuring: Rye Rye, Blaqstarr, Al Rogers Jr., Smallwood, Elon, and Jacob Marley.

Camp Adventure
8PM – 11PM
Zissimos Bar
1023 W 36th St, Baltimore
Acts: Silversmith, Siberia, Ladies All Stars, Archie Jamieson, Chris Hudson, Ian Salyers
Host: Ian Salyers
We’re thrilled to present Camp Adventure, a night for the wild ones! We’ll showcase some of the most exciting acts we can get in this monthly show. We’re kicking it off with standup from host Ian Salyers, Bmore staple Chris Hudson, and first time guest Archie Jamieson, then we’ll dive into some improv with all-female improv troupe Ladies All Stars. After the break, we’ll follow the trail of house project Siberia. Finally, we’ll go over the falls with house team Silversmith!
Tickets: $5 cash at the door, or online up until 7:30 PM the day of the show.
Presented upstairs at Zissimos Bar by Charm City Comedy Project.

Black Friday Party
8PM – 11PM
Juniper Culinary Apothecary
520 Park Avenue, Baltimore
To celebrate/protest the Christmas Industrial Complex, we will be hosting an after-hours cocktail party at Juniper on Black Friday. Whether you got up at 4am to shop, or you stayed home & relished in your Thanksgiving leftovers, come by after we close on Friday to enjoy free appetizers, cocktails, and sale items from the shop! Think of it as our pre-holiday gift to you.

A Holiday Shop: Taken at the Strand Theater
11/25 3PM – 9PM  11/26 9AM – 9PM
Strand Theater Company
5426 Harford Rd., Baltimore
We are opening a 5 week holiday themed pop up shop at the Strand Theater in partnership with the Hamilton|Lauraville Main Street Association. Join us for DIY workshops, maker “mini-shops” and great holiday shopping.  Hours and schedule available at

JT Soundz Presents: “Night Gruuvs” W/ Gene Hunt / Dion Hunter
9PM – 2AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
JT Soundz Presents “Night Gruuves” at The Crown, Friday Night Nov 25th 9pm – 2am (no cover) Featuring the sounds of DJ John Johnson, DJ Ron Tinsley with special guests (Chicago’s very own) World Renowned DJ Gene Hunt and DJ Dion Hunter coming to the Batimore House scene for the first time and bring the Chicago House Sound to Baltimore. Let’s welcome them with open arms and let’s show them how we get down in Baltimore. “House Music Lives through all of us who love and maintain House Music in their hearts, minds, and soul”.

SDM Black Friday Suit Sale
11/25 & 11/26, from 10AM-4PM
Sharp Dressed Man
223 W. Lexington Street, Baltimore
ATTENTION ALL: Have you ever wanted to support #SDM? Now is your chance! We are pleased to have our very first #SuitSale, to help support #SharpDressedMan! All are welcome to come out for our #BlackFriday (and Saturday) sales on 11/25 & 11/26, from 10am-4pm! Items sold will include: suits & suit separates, sport coats, slacks, tuxedoes, dress shirts, dress shoes, ties, etc. All of your favorite designers at VERY affordable prices (AT LEAST 90% off of retail value)! We look forward to seeing you there!

Post Thanksgiving Pig Roast
5PM – 10PM
Alma Cocina Latina
2400 Boston St, Ste 108, Baltimore
-The Bruno Lucini, Justin Taylor and Alex Weber Latin Jazz Trio, at Percussion, Piano, Upright Bass!
-Chefs Enrique Limardo and Manuel Perez will roast a whole pig again (From Rortega Farm, MD) on our outdoor grill. They will kindly start roasting the previous night, right after Thanksgiving dinner at home.. soooo extra thanks to them for this effort, when they would rather lay on a hamac!!!!
– Alex Higdon and Chris Rivera will create a special cocktail, Bottled Angostura Fizz: Diplomático Añejo, angostura bitters, Sour Cherry Cordial, lemon, agave, carbonated Co2.

Saturday, November 26

The Polar Express
8AM – 5PM
B&O Railroad Museum
901 W Pratt St, Baltimore
All aboard for THE POLAR EXPRESS ! Create a Christmas memory that you and your family will treasure forever – a journey to the North Pole via THE POLAR EXPRESS. Immerse yourself in the classic children’s book, THE POLAR EXPRESS by Chris Van Allsburg. In this beloved story, a young boy takes a magical Christmas Eve train ride to the North Pole and receives a special gift from Santa. Characters from this award-winning book come to life through this magical holiday journey. The conductor punches your golden ticket as you board THE POLAR EXPRESS. Chefs serve you hot chocolate and cookies on board the train,and during the train ride you listen to THE POLAR EXPRESS story. Santa’s helpers provide holiday cheer and every child personally receives from Santa, the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. Children of all ages will BELIEVE!
Buy Tickets Here

Bazaart Holiday Art Market
10AM – 5PM
American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Hwy, Baltimore
FREE ENTRY to Saturday BAZAART extravaganza! American Visionary Art Museum’s annual holiday art market returns! Hundreds of original creations by over 40 regional artists and craftspeople, including paintings, sculpture, paper crafts, metalwork, jewelry, textiles, mixed media, apparel, and other work that simply defies categorization! Shop local on #SmallBusinessSaturday and support these original makers! FREE ENTRY, and be sure to visit the museum, Sideshow gift shop, and the 3rd floor restaurant at AVAM, Encantada!

The 17th Annual Oyster Festival
11AM – 6PM
Kooper’s Tavern
1702 Thames St, Baltimore
Kooper’s Tavern, Sláinte Irish Pub and Restaurant and Woody’s Cantinawelcome all oyster fans to the seventeenth edition of our oyster festival. This year again, more than 20 different oysters from the East and West Coasts of the United States of America and Canada will be featured on the half shell, raw or grilled, starting at only a dollar per oyster.
Here is this year’s line-up (pending changes): Clams Middle/Neck USA, Beau Soleil (New Brunswick), Raspberry Points (P.E.I.), Bevans Chesapeake Bay (Va.), Blue Point (Long Island, N.Y.), Misty Points (Seaside, Va.), Bevans Chesapeake Bay (Va.), Chesapeake Gold (Hooper’s Island, Md.), Chincoteague (Va.), Gigs Moto (W.C.), Holy Grail (Hoopers Island, Va.), Irish Point (P.E.I.), Duxbury Salts (Mass.), Katama Bay (Marthas Vineyard), Local (Med.) (Grasonville, Md.), Barren Islands (Hooper’s Island, Md.), Copp Islands (Conn.), Pemaquids (Maine), Watch House Point (Chincoteague, Va.), Belon Flats (Maine), Local Primes (Grasonville, Md.), Salt Pond (Judith Pt., R.I.), Tom Cove (Chincoteague, Va.), Wellsfleet (Cape Cod, Mass.), Barnstables (Cape Cod Bay, Mass.), Handy Dandy’s (Crisfield, Md.)
Representatives from the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) will join us to explain how they engage in numerous Chesapeake Bay-related recovery projects by conducting science-based “in-the-water” and “on-the-land” efforts, while conducting public outreach and education in their quest to protect our environment, our heritage, and our knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay, its marshes and rivers, and the life that it sustains.
For a perfect pairing, our bartending staff will be pouring local brews and cocktails. Our chefs at Kooper’s Tavern and Sláinte Irish Pub and Restaurant will match the bartenders’ efforts and will be serving some great specials including a mouth-watering Oyster Burger, Fried Oyster Po’Boy and a collection of creative mignonettes and sauces for a perfect oyster tasting. The Kooper’s Chowhound will be serving oyster specialties including traditional steamed oysters on the grill with housemade compound butters.


HeARTwares’ Annual Holiday Open House!
5PM – 7PM
Art with a Heart
3355 Keswick Rd, Ste 104, Baltimore
On November 26th, 5-7pm, join us for an evening of merriment and celebration as we commemorate the sixth anniversary of HeARTwares, Art with a Heart’s social enterprise/retail store. Not only is November 26th Small Business Saturday, but it is also the first day of the Miracle on 34th Street lights! Come to HeARTwares to enjoy light refreshments, holiday shopping, and the opportunity to participate in a community art project.

Pat Grant & the Blown Fuses/ Bo Lee Da/ Jonathan Badger
9PM – 1AM
2112 N Charles St, Baltimore
Pat Grant and the Blown Fuses, Bo Lee Da and Jonathan Badger $5/door

Holiday Shopping Flea Market
12PM – 5PM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
Station North Flea Market returns to the Windup Space just in time for your holiday shopping needs.

WMS Holiday Pop-Up Market at the 32nd Street Farmers Market
9AM – 2PM
400 E 32nd St, Baltimore
Celebrate Small Business Saturday while shopping local with Waverly Main Street and kick off the first day of the winter season of the 32nd Street Farmers Market! Dozens of local artists, artisans, crafters and makers will be next to the Waverly Farmers Market on November 28th from 9am-2pm on the 400 block of E. 32nd Street. Stop by the Waverly Main Street table for a free tote bag (while supplies last)!


BUB Turns 1!
7AM – 7PM
Baltimore’s 32nd Street Farmer’s Market
E 32nd St & Barclay St
12 months ago we were gearing up and figuring out how intoduce Bottoms Up Bagels the world, hoping our hand crafted bagels and lox were as good to you as they were to us. We haven’t stopped since and are as excited as ever to continue to evolve with you! Save the Date and plan to join us at the Baltimore’s 32nd Street Farmer’s Market as we go back to where it all began, rolling out some awesome specials and spending time with those of you who have made us who we are.

19th Annual Christkindlmarkt
10AM – 4PM
Zion Church of the City of Baltimore
400 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Zion Church of the City of Baltimore and the Baltimore Kickers announce its 19th annual Christkindlmarkt to be held Saturday, November 26 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 27 from 11:00 a.m-4:00 p.m. The Christkindlmarkt is reminiscent of Christmas markets prevalent in Germany during the Advent season. Traditional German food and “Gluehwein” (mulled wine) will be for sale, and the market also features a German Christmas store selling Lebkuchen, Stollen, Marzipan and other German holiday delicacies. Other attractions include vendors selling gift items, a train garden, presentations of holiday music and tours of the historic church building.

Wendy Ng Demonstrates Wax Resist Egg Dying
10AM – 5PM
Calico Cat
2137 Gwynn Oak Ave, Baltimore
Wendy Ng will decorate eggs at the Calico Cat in the Ukrainian wax resist dye technique. Come watch Wendy work, ask her questions, and perhaps buy one of her exquisite eggs to take home for your very own. Wendy will try to fill custom orders, but you must make your request on November 26 to give her time to complete the order before her next visit.

The Baltimore Funky Sweater Dance Jam by BWC
9:30PM – 1:30AM
De Kleine Duivel
3602 Hickory Ave, Baltimore
Funky jams and funky sweaters! Funky drinks by BWC! Baltimore’s best monthly dance party keeps truckin’ through November and into the holidays! Funk jams played all night by DJ James Nasty! The best party to sweat off your Thanksgiving guilt!

Michele McTierney presents Baltimore Songwriter Showcase
6PM – 10PM
Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor by Red Lion
207 E Redwood St, Baltimore
Performers: Mark Brine, Reid Schoenfelderre, Gutta Most Generals, The Meer, Chris Whitmer, Eileen Bernstein, Michele McTierney
The Baltimore Songwriter Showcase is a monthly show featuring local singer-songwriters and musicians performing a set of their original music. The mission is to serve real music and art by home-grown up-and-comers spanning all genres. The show provides a safe haven to receive feedback on their work and live performance, as well as provide an opportunity to network, share and learn from fellow artists and music industry experts. Admission is free.

Love&HipHop410 1st Annual Fall Festival at Ottobar
6PM – 1AM
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Love&HipHop410 1st Annual Fall Festival at Ottobar!
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Holiday Haunted Pub Tour 2016
7PM – 9:30PM
Baltimore Ghost Tours
Sidewalk Outside of Max’S Sidebar, 731 S Broadway, Baltimore
Join the Ghost of Christmas Present for a spirited holiday pub walk. Cliff Long, an anthropologist, historian, actor, musician and lover of good stories, portrays Charles Dickens’ timeless ghost on a haunting voyage through Fell’s Point. This tour will last 2.5 hours and visit 3-4 pubs. 21 and older only.
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Rotten, Humanmania, War Orphans, AntiAndrogen
9PM – 1AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
ROTTEN (UK): Dark Hardcore/UK82 / Rochester!
HUMANMANIA: Noise Hardcore D-Beat Attack!
WAR ORPHANS: Noisy D-Beat / Lancaster!
ANTIANDROGEN: Brand New Queercore!  (mems of Claw, Noisem, Lover’s Touch)

Soohan Homecoming + Anna Morgan, Christian Dope, IX
9PM – 2AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
I am returning to my beloved hometown of BALTIMORE for an epic homecoming show. I cant express how much the Baltimore community means to me. Your support over the past two years has been unwavering. Want to throw an affordable show for you guys. So excited to be dipping my hands back in local promotion. See ya there.
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Soirée Noir: Black Party 2016
9PM – 2AM
Grand Central Nightclub
1001 N Charles St, Baltimore
Our annual Black Party just got a face lift. Join us for Soirée Noir on November 26th. This year we change things up with a couple of new highlights. Live Jazz trio and complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres provided by the Fox Den from 9-11. DJ VODKATRINA from 11- close. Fabulous Decor. AV installations. Signature Cocktail Specials. Contest for most fabulous Black Attire at Midnight. We are exctied to see you all OUT in your swankiest black attire. Advance tickets available for $10 from any Central Bartender, $15 at the door.

Smooth Kentucky ReUNION!
1PM – 5PM
UNION Craft Brewing
1700 Union Ave, Ste D, Baltimore
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’re bringing the Smooth Kentucky family back together again!  Bring your family to the brewery for a couple sets by our favorite hometown bluegrass boys – Cris Jacobs, Ed Hough, BJ Laz, David Frieman, & Patrick McAvinue – The One & Only, SMOOTH KENTUCKY! The Gypsy Queen Food Truck will be here, so save some room!

WithLove Concert Coffeehouse
8PM – 10PM
Teavolve Cafe & Lounge
1401 Aliceanna St, Baltimore
Enjoy some coffee, tea, and a yummy dinner menu while hearing withLove and our debut album live – Coffeehouse style at Teavolve near the beautiful Fells Point Waterfront! Oh and it’s free!

Rocket Pop Shop
12PM – 6PM
Rocket To Venus
3360 Chestnut Ave, Baltimore
Local, Handmade, Craft/Vintage Fair at RTV! Come join the talented makers of Baltimores for a fair on our patio and upstairs. Browse jewelery, clothing, metal and leather goods and much more! Support local artists on Small Business Saturday !!

An Evening of Impossibilities
8PM – 10PM
Belvedere & Co. Events
1 E Chase St, Baltimore
Willard & Wood: An Evening of Impossibilities features uncanny mental feats and magical happenings, along with clean comedy and audience interaction for an unforgettable night! You’ll be dazzled by two of the area’s top entertainers as they share unbelievable skills and impossible happenings.
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Cocoa & Cookies at the Miracle on 34th Street Lighting
5:30PM – 9:30PM
Miracle On 34th Street In Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland 21211
Come join B-More Dog for the annual Lighting of the Miracle on 34th Street holiday lights in Hampden, Hon! B-More Dog will provide donated hot cocoa & cookies in exchange for cash donations to support B-More Dog’s outreach programs. Just look for the BIG dog in the white fenced yard & our smiling B-More Dog volunteers on the 700 block of West 34th Street between Keswick Road & Chestnut Avenue.

Mill Centre Holiday Open House Event
12PM – 5PM
Mill Centre Artist Studios
3000 Chestnut Ave, Baltimore
Mill Centre Open Studio Holiday Event on “Small Business Saturday”. Nine artists including myself, will be opening our studios for this holiday event. There will be everything from original and unique photography, embroidered pillows, bags, and towels, metal candleholders and vessels, decor for your walls and much, much more. Located in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore, just blocks away from the famous lights of 34th Street. Shop local, shop unique, shop inspired!

Sunday, November 27

Pet Photos with Santa
12PM – 4PM
Harbor East
Where President Street Meets Aliceanna St, Baltimore
Fidos and ferrets alike can pose with the “big guy” too – join Harbor East and the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) for the 4th Annual Pet Photos with Santa! On Sunday, November 27th from 12-4PM bring your furry friends to kick off the holidays with complimentary pet photos. We will provide on-site print outs of your pet photo, as well as a link to download the digital file after the event. Get into the spirit of giving by “naming your donation” of pet food, toys or a monetary gift to BARCS; volunteers will be on hand to collect your charitable donations to help animals in need of a little extra love this holiday season.

No PA Required w/ J. Robbins
11AM – 1PM
Baby’s On Fire
1010 Morton Street, Baltimore
J. Robbins has been the singer/guitarist and principal songwriter in several DC-and-Baltimore-area post-punk rock bands since the late 1980s, most notably Jawbox and Burning Airlines. He is also owner and operator of the Magpie Cage recording studio in Baltimore MD and engineer/producer of countless records by independent rock bands from around the world. He has been playing acoustic shows since 2010, usually accompanied by cellist Gordon Withers and/or keyboardist/vocalist Brooks Harlan.

Bmore Than Dance All Age Social Mixer ft BattleGhroundz Championship Battles
5PM – ?
Bmore Than Dance Presents The NOVEMBER edition of BattleGhroundz with our all age social mixer! Every month #BmoreThanDance brings you this social mixer for all ages to attend! Live music from the #BTDDJs & LIVE DANCE BATTLE Entertainment from the #BattleGrhoundzDanceLeague. Hip Hop, R&B, Baltimore Club, EDM, & Trap jams played all night long for everyone to mingle and have a good time! Every Division Title Will be Defended! Plus Signups for 1 on 1 and 2 on 2 BATTLES!
Music by:  Dj Kenny99, DJ Kae Glizzy & the BTD Dj’s

Staged Reading of Julie Zaffarano’s “The Playmakers”
3PM – 6PM
Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center
847 N Howard St, Baltimore
The PlayMakers is the story of Lisa and Sebastian, a play writing team and lovers for many years, writing successful romantic comedies. Their professional and personal relationships unraveled, crashed, and burned. They went their separately ways, each trying unsuccessfully to write on their own. They have been brought back together by a producer who wants a revival play. While Lisa is hesitant to reestablish a professional relationship, she is anxious to regain her play writing status. Throughout the play, the audience sees glimpses of their past, as well as the difference in their personalities. The sexual tension between them is sometimes stark, sometimes suppressed, but it is always, always present. The added level is that the characters Lisa and Sebastian are developing appear to the audience and act out the scenes. The twist is that the characters begin to take over, interacting with each other and Lisa and Sebastian as well. Not always politely. The audience discovers that there really was no producer of the play – Sebastian contrived the whole experience in order to see if he made a mistake in letting Lisa go. Lisa and Sebastian discover some misunderstandings that could have been avoided if they had trusted each other enough talk openly, instead of in clever, pithy statements.

Music on the Half Shell
2PM – 5PM
Ryleigh’s Oyster Mount Vernon
1225 Cathedral St, Baltimore
MUSIC ON THE HALF SHELL: A concert to benefit TUBA: The Uganda-Baltimore Alliance. Meet us Ryleigh’s Oyster on Sunday Nov 27 for a 3 hour summit of Baltimore’s most energetic and engaging street musicians. We can’t imagine a better way to finish off the Thanksgiving weekend than by supporting TUBA with fresh, briny, live performances of virtuoso hand drumming, highland bagpipes, piquant brass, rousing NOLA style social music, exotic Klezmer and Roma tunes and yes, belly dancers!
Jamie Wilson’s Brain Forest
Big J’s Creole Jazz
Barrage Band Orchestra

Adam Squared
5PM – 8PM
The Escape Artists
827 North Charles St., Baltimore
Photographs by Baltimore artist Adam Wilder and Paintings by Baltimore artist Adam Estes at The Escape Artists Gallery in Mt. Vernon.

Expert of Batman
8PM – 10PM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
Gotham City is a dark and mysterious place. But we have arranged a bunch of jokers to cast light into Crime Alley. You can play Ed Nigma and question them, or watch as they battle head to head like Harvey Dent at a CoinStar. Our Experts are neither a cowardly nor superstitious lot.

Frigs // Alone Time // Whimm // Frozen Lawn
7PM – 1AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
FRIGS (Toronto, CA)
ALONE TIME (Baltimore)
WHIMM (Toronto, CA)
FROZEN LAWN (Baltimore)

Dance Track Throwback with Landis Expandis
10PM – 1AM
Rye Fells Point
1639 Thames St, Baltimore
Gettin down to the oldies with DJ Landis Expandis the creator of DIG and the Skin Tight Soul Party. Jingojam will be behind the stick mixing up tasty libations to go with those wonderful tunes. It’s your “Friday” Industry Night – our fellow industry comrades receive 20% off their entire check!


– Lindsey

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