Things to do in Baltimore this week 11/28

We made it through Thanksgiving!  I’ll be living off leftover pie for at least a week.  Holiday calories don’t count, right? There are plenty of events to get you in the holiday spirit this week.  You also have no excuse to have not finished all of your gift shopping with all the awesome Pop-Up Markets going on. Shop, eat, drink, and be merry!

Monday, November 28

Horatio Dark’s Between the Lines November Recording
8PM – 11PM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
And we’re back! It’s eight o’clock. Time to dim the lights, settle in close to your radio and steel your nerves. WIND is taking you on a trip into the realm of the frighting and the bizarre. A trip Between the Lines of Reality with your host, Horatio Dark. Join the master of the macabre, the antiquarian of the insane, your navigator through the netherworld, Horatio Dark, as he reads between the lines OF REALITY.

Hampden’s Baby New Year guest bartends!
6PM – 9PM
Cafe Hon
1002 W 36th St, Baltimore
Please come out for a night of fun and support a local neighborhood tradition. Live Music and photo’s with Baby New Year!

Wine Tasting at Christmas Village together with Boordy Vineyards
4PM – 6PM
Christmas Village in Baltimore
501 Light St, Baltimore
Christmas Village in Baltimore is hosting Wine Tastings in cooperation with the well-known Maryland Winery, Boordy Vineyards, every Monday and Wednesday from 4-6pm. Get a ticket online and enjoy a classy evening with fine wines, cheese and pretzel snacks. As a memento you get a take-home Boordy Vineyard wine glass, a ticket for a tasting tour at the vineyard and a season pass for the Christmas Village 2016 to come back and stroll the market for free as often as you want to.
The whole wine tasting package offers the following:
* Four wine samples
* Cheese plate and pretzel snackes
* One take-home Boordy Vineyard wine glass
* $5 credit towards a 4 bottle wine package
* One Christmas Village Holiday Pass 2016
* One ticket for a wine tour and tasting at Boordy Vineyards
* Exclusive seating within the Hofbrau Beer Garden

Holiday Cookies & Candies
6PM – 9PM
Schola
1005 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Baking and the holidays go together! Join us as we make baking simple, fun and easy! We’ll tackle some classic cookies – the sugar cookie, linzers, lace cookies, chocolate dipped shortbreads with sea salt and the holiday favorite, rugelach. We’ll build a tower of the Italian Struffoli and decorate a few gingerbread men. For holiday candies we’ll roll rum balls and chocolate truffles, make white & dark chocolate bark and scoop pecan & bacon pralines. We’ll make lots of everything so plan on bringing some home for the holidays. $59.

Tuesday, November 29

Jefferson’s Bourbon Tasting
6PM – 8PM
Gunther & Co.
3650 Toone St, Baltimore
On November 29th, join us for an exclusive tasting of the Jefferson’s Small Batch Kentucky Bourbon portfolio, featuring five incredible Kentucky bourbons – Jefferson’s Very Small Batch, Reserve, Ocean Aged, and Groth Cask Finished, aged in Groth Winery cabernet barrels – and paired with Hors D’Oeuvres by Chef Jerry Trice. Gunther & Co. Libations Liaison Shaun Stewart as well as a Jefferson’s representative will host the event and will be on hand to discuss tasting notes and the distilling process. We will also be taking orders for any specific bottles guests particularly enjoy to be picked up at a later date. Seats are limited, so purchase your tickets early! A perfect date night for the Bourbon lover in your life!

Assuming We Survive w/ Avion Roe at Ottobar
7PM – ?
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Assuming We Survive wit Avion Roe, Samuel Powers, Sharptooth at Ottobar
Buy Tickets Here

BARCS Happy Hour
5PM – 10PM
Barfly’s
620 E Fort Ave, Baltimore
Join us on #GivingTuesday, the biggest giving day of the year, for pizza, beer, whiskey, raffles and raising money for the homeless pets at BARCS. 15% off of the whole menu at Barfly’s (620 E. Fort Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21230) Donated raffle baskets from local and national breweries (Key Brewery, Dogfish Head, Diamondback and more to come!) Name-your-own donation at the door gets you a hand stamp for discounts. Cash or credit accepted. All money raised will “Make Home Happen” for homeless pets right here in Baltimore. We will be allocating all of the donations on #GivingTuesday to BARCS’ Medical Fund, which allows us to save more and more complicated, medical-needs cases each and every year.

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Ornament Making Happy Hour
6PM – 8PM
Baltimore Clayworks
5707 Smith Ave, Baltimore
Join us on the National Day of Giving! As part of #GivingTuesday, and Clayworks’ “Make, Share, Learn, Shop, CLAY!” initiative, we will be hosting a happy hour and ornament making workshop in the galleries on Tuesday, November 29 from 6-8PM. This is an opportunity to sip a holiday drink, mingle, paint a clay ornament to take home with you, shop throughout the galleries and find fabulous ceramics in our WINTERFEST 2016 exhibition and HOLIDAY SHOP, while supporting Clayworks! RSVP | Suggested Donation in advance or at the door

Trivia Night is back at Pinch Dumplings!
7PM – 10PM
Mount Vernon Marketplace
520 Park Ave, Baltimore
Hosted by the boy with the blue beard.  Free to play.  Prizes.  Drink and dumpling specials.

Brews w/ Bites Beer Dinner featuring RaR
7PM – 10PM
Guy Fieri’s Baltimore Kitchen + Bar
1525 Russell St, Baltimore
RAR Brewing has become a fan favorite at our monthly Guy Fieri’s Baltimore Kitchen + Bar Brews with Bites dinner. Join them on Tuesday, November 29th for another amazing meal. You will partake in a customized experience complete with 4 craft beer pairings and 4 delicious courses for just $45! Don’t wait, reserve your table by calling 443-931-4387 or emailing hpennington@caesars.com

Depot BALTIMORE
9PM – ?
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
Check out GFM rock Thierry hot new singles “Live It Up” and “Story 2 Tell”

Wednesday, November 30

Mending Your Spirits Workshop
7PM – 8:30PM
Juniper Culinary Apothecary
520 Park Avenue, Baltimore
There are many reasons to have a drink. Celebrations, a rough day, a pick me up. What makes the perfect libation? How can your booze work for you? How can you utilize herbs, spices and superfoods to fortify your body to make the most out of the lubricated part of your day? I believe there is a little magic in every ingredient and I would like to show you how to harness the potentials of healthy cocktailing. During this workshop I will introduce the idea of curative and healthful imbibing. We will talk about the SPIRIT of spirits. We will talk about beneficial tinctures, bitters and shrubs. I will show you how to make your own delicious juices for morning restoration, weekend revelries, and winding down. We will talk about what to drink for the mood you are in and I will be sharing my favorite juice cocktails.
The workshop will include:
demos & tastings for two cocktails: Gin & Juice (with fresh carrot juice and turmeric tonic) and Superstition (beet juice & mezcal)
simple suggestions for grocery and libation shopping for magical elements for your home kitchen and liquor cabinet
discussion of shrubs, tinctures, bitters and mixellany
fun juicing demonstration
hands on cocktail preparation
Molly’s hangover curative tasting & recipe
a VIP shopping experience at Juniper with a 10% off discount for workshop attendees!

Baltimore Whiskey Co. Cocktail Dinner at Forno!
6PM – 9PM
Forno Baltimore
17 N Eutaw St, Baltimore
Chef Matthew Audette has crafted a four course menu incorporating all four of Baltimore Whiskey Company’s unique spirits, each using fresh and seasonal ingredients. The food will be served alongside a taste of each spirit on its own as well as a cocktail made to compliment and pair with the food menu. Learn about Chef Audette’s process of pairing food with spirits and meet the distillers from Baltimore Whiskey Company to find out about their exciting local spirits. $60 per person / $30 due at reservation. Buy Tickets Here

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DOWN : s1e3 : The Gang finds a new [bar]
8PM – 11:59PM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
a wild party [re]appears! ~Details are here, I just haven’t told you yet 😉 ~  [[DOWN]] is a bi-weekly dance party event channeling every Baltimore based dance party you’ve ever been to that you loved. The ones you caught yourself daydreaming about the next day, not because of the hangover, but because it was just that much fun. We shall embody the reason why moving bodies near other moving bodies encased in rhythm and bass will never ever die.
IN THIS MOST WONDERFUL THIRD EPISODE, Joining Ducky Dynamo to provide the jams is the incomprable DJ Trillnatured!!! You’ll know her from most of the nights you had a good time in the Crown… Also from her monthly “All Good” dance party in Ottobar… not to mention she’s won a couple of City Paper DJ awards so… YOU KNOW WE IN GOOD HANDS! Not to mention, our new young hitta DJ Young Ella Baker (Jasmire Lanelle Harlee-Gibson) based out of both the breezy California and our lovely city will be spinning with us too! AND this episodes hosted by the lovely voice and likeness of one Ms. Alanah Nichole, curator of “Much More Than an Open Mic”

Sotto sopra jazz dinner
5:30PM – 8:30PM
Sotto Sopra Restaurant
405 N Charles St, Baltimore
Date night!! Hello all! Join the Rachel Winder trio at Sotto sopra for a delicious 3 course dinner accompanied by your favorite wines. We will fill the evening with music suitable for you to enjoy your meal. Bring friends and family for a wonderful evening at Sotto sopra in Baltimore.

Wine Tasting at Christmas Village together with Boordy Vineyards
4PM – 6PM
Christmas Village in Baltimore
501 Light St, Baltimore
Christmas Village in Baltimore is hosting Wine Tastings in cooperation with the well-known Maryland Winery, Boordy Vineyards, every Monday and Wednesday from 4-6pm. Get a ticket online and enjoy a classy evening with fine wines, cheese and pretzel snacks. As a memento you get a take-home Boordy Vineyard wine glass, a ticket for a tasting tour at the vineyard and a season pass for the Christmas Village 2016 to come back and stroll the market for free as often as you want to.
The whole wine tasting package offers the following:
* Four wine samples
* Cheese plate and pretzel snackes
* One take-home Boordy Vineyard wine glass
* $5 credit towards a 4 bottle wine package
* One Christmas Village Holiday Pass 2016
* One ticket for a wine tour and tasting at Boordy Vineyards
* Exclusive seating within the Hofbrau Beer Garden

Eatmore(Meat)BALLS
5:30PM – 8:30PM
8 Ball Meatball
814 S Broadway, Baltimore
Join 8Ball Meatball & EatmoreBaltimore as we grow our mustaches, eat some meatballs, and raise awareness for men’s health. On November 30th from 5:30 – 8:30, 8Ball Meatball will host a fundraiser for the Movember Foundation, the lead global charity addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. For a $20.00 donation, you can enjoy a selection of appetizers, your choice of a complimentary draft beer or specialty cocktail, and Movember swag. Start growing your Mo now! Prizes will be awarded for the best mustaches!

Bunk Buddha Residency with Chromatropic – Humandala -Chappi
8PM – 1:30AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Final night of Bunk Buddha‘s November Wednesday Residency at The 8×10 with ChromatropicHumandala -Chappi
Buy Tickets Here

Merriment & Melodies: Kick-Off and The Ultimate Tree Giveaway
5:30PM – 9PM
Harbor East
Where President Street Meets Aliceanna St, Baltimore
Kick off the holiday season as we open the first night of Merriment & Melodies with a very special offering! The Ultimate Tree Giveaway – Get the tree and all the trimmings in one place: spend a combined $200 at neighborhood retailers the first night of Merriment & Melodies and walk away with a free full-sized Christmas Tree from Whole Foods Market, compliments of Harbor East!* Simply show your same-day receipts to a representative at the Harbor East tent. Limited quantities are available – shop early to claim your tree!
Live Music from party band ENCORE
Stilt Walkers & Holiday Entertainers
Street-Side Holiday Bar, sponsored by Lebanese Taverna
Complimentary Hot Chocolate & Sweets
Collecting Donations for House of Ruth Maryland – Stop by the Harbor East tent with your donations to House of Ruth Maryland. We will be collecting the following immediate need items: diapers (size 3, 4, 5 and 6, Pull-ups sizes 4T, 5T and 6T); baby wipes; NEW infant and toddler sleep wear; NEW infant & toddler toys like play mats, rattles, baby mirrors, stacking cups and boxes, learning Toys, nesting blocks.

Make Your Own: Zine
6PM – 9PM
Open Works
1400 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore
‘Make Your Own’ is part of our ongoing adult elective course lineup. Our friendly and engaging teachers will guide you through fun, hands-on projects, and you’ll walk away with a finished product!
Turn your designs digital! Learn Adobe Photoshop and InDesign basics resulting in printing your own printed zine and the base know-how to get your digital design on.
Open Works is Baltimore’s newest and largest community-oriented makerspace. We’re conveniently located in Station North and have plenty of free, on-site parking. Our mission is to make tools, technology, and the knowledge to use them accessible and affordable. We do this through membership access to workshops; friendly, expert staff; and classes for youth, adults, and families.
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Miles East at Joe Squared
8PM – 9PM
Joe Sqaured
33 W North Ave, Baltimore
Miles East makes his Baltimore debut for the first of a string of east coast solo shows in support of his debut record Ghosts of Hope. Join Miles East at Joe Squared in Station North on November 30th at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm. $10 cover.

TAPE HEADS : Cassette Night at The Crown
8PM – 1AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
‘TAPE HEADS’ A cassette based listening party and mixtape swap. Bring your own tapes for a laid back listening party on the loud speakers or choose from some of The Crown’s collection. Very laid back night to share some drinks and share some music.
PLUS : INDUSTRY NIGHT Deals till 12am!  Happy Hour till midnight – $3 Rail Drinks & Shots, $1 Off All Beer & Wine.

Meet the brewers – Intrigue in Tangiers
5PM – 10PM
Five and Dime Ale House
901 W 36th St, Baltimore
Come meet the mind behind Intrigue in Tangiers! our collaboration with Charm City Meadworks!
Spiced Winter Ale with Orange Blossom Honey – A collaboration with Charm City Meadworks. This year we’re eschewing our traditional English spiced Winter/Christmas ale in favor of something a little different and we’re thrilled to have Charm City Meadworks collaborating. A spiced ale of a deep Amber color with caramel
and biscuit notes with an underlying sweetness that balances a subtle spice blend. 7%
We will also be featuring:
Charm City Meadworks – Retire by the fire – Get that fire started with a refreshing mead that features vanilla, cocoa nibs, and clove. It’s sure to keep you warm all winter long. This is our winter seasonal. 6.9%.
Charm City Meadworks – Hops – Floral and citrusy with a hint of honey at the end of this dry-hopped mead. 6.9%
Charm City Meadworks – Elderberry – Bitter red berry and warm honey comprise this beautifully colored honey wine. Cheers to the fruit you’d rather drink than eat! 6.9%

Contra & Square Dancing | Caroline Barnes w/ Contra Rebels Trio
8PM – 10:30PM
Baltimore Folk Music Society – BFMS
2200 St Paul st, Baltimore
Caroline Barnes calls to the Contra Rebels Trio: Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle), and Henry Koretzky (guitar). The Baltimore Folk Music Society presents American Contra and Square Dancing at 8:00 p.m. every Wednesday at Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, 2200 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. Admission is $9 for members, $13 for nonmembers. Under 21 and full-time students with IDs: $4 members, $6 non-members. All dances are taught and walked through beforehand. Music and dance styles include New England, Southern Appalachian, and Celtic styles. Nationally-known musicians and callers appear regularly. These dances are sponsored in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Art of Belly Dance
10AM – 11AM
AsanaRoots
1707 N. Charles St, Baltimore
Nina Amaya is now offering a weekly class in Middle Eastern and American belly dance techniques at Asana Roots, every Wednesdays at 10 am. Learn authentic movements and cultural background of belly dance in a multi level class. Whether you want to learn the art form, express yourself through movement, or add grace and strength to your body, you are welcome! You will learn posture, specific isolations and steps, and combinations of moves. Wear comfortable clothing that shows the line of your body, such as yoga pants and a tank top. All genders, shapes, and sizes; all ages 9 and above.

Thursday, December 1

45th Annual Downtown Partnership Monument Lighting
5PM – 8PM
Mount Vernon Place
699 Washington Pl, Baltimore
In its 45th year, the Monument Lighting is better than ever. Join thousands of your Downtown friends and neighbors for a festive evening of live performances by Victoria Vox, Baby Beats With Max & Root, Bravenoise, All Mighty Senators, and Morgan State University Choir, and Kristen Toedtman Band. The Vendor Village will feature food and drink offerings from local vendors and beer tents in the North Park, as well as more food options and activities for kids like a visit from Santa, facepainting, and crafts in the West Park. The evening culminates with a fantastic firework display and lighting of Mt. Vernon’s Washington Monument. Visit www.GoDowntownBaltimore.com for a complete list of vendors and more information.

Monument Lighting at the 13TH Floor
6:30PM – 9:30PM
The 13th Floor
1 East Chase Street, Baltimore
Are you looking forward to the 45th Annual Monument Lighting? Can you imagine enjoying the fireworks from up above? Take a break from the December chill and stay warm with us on The 13TH Floor while enjoying the most spectacular view of one of Baltimore’s best holiday traditions. Your ticket includes access to The 13TH Floor, amazing views, and light eats. Grab your tickets before space fills up!
At the door, $26 tickets. Attire: Casual Buy Tickets Here

45th Annual Monument Lighting After Party at the Marketplace!
6PM – 11PM
Mount Vernon Marketplace
520 Park Ave, Baltimore
It’s that time of year again #BALTIMORE! We are throwing down a major AFTER PARTY for the 45th Annual Monument Lighting in #MountVernon. Join thousands of our friends and neighbors for a holiday kick off at the Marketplace before or after the lighting. Special guest DJ Gray is in the house 6-10pm. Vendor specials on food & drink all night! Taps Fill Station The Local OysterBig Bean Theory Ful Cafe’ Edible Favors by Denise Pinch Mi & Yu Noodle Bar Fresh Monday’s Inc. Between2buns Crepes by Mina LLC Brown Rice at Mt Vernon Marketplace Cultured Parking available: Franklin Street Gargage 15 W Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21201. Bikemore stations for bike sharing are also on site!

Monument Lighting Party
6PM – 10PM
Grand Central Nightclub
1001 N Charles St, Baltimore
Baltimore’s annual Monument lighting located in Mt vernon, Come bring in the start of christmas, join us for drink specials($3 fireball shots) from 6p-10p in the Pub, Karaoke in the pub all night and the disco will be open all night..Come out for a night full of fun at Grand Central….

Monument Lighting After Party!
8PM – 2AM
Wet City
223 W Chase St, Baltimore
December 1st Mount Vernon we’ll be celebrating it’s 45th Monument Lighting! It’s always a great celebration featuring local entertainers, food/drink, and a spectacular fireworks display. But who wants to stop partying at 8pm? So join us as we keep the good vibes flowin’. We’ll be collaborating with Wight Tea Co. to offer a special Hot Toddy menu to warm up your mits. And of course we’ll have the finest selection of craft beers on tap and wine and cocktails.

Monument Lighting Party
4PM – 10PM
Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown
24 West Franklin Street, Baltimore
Join us on Thursday December 1 for the 45th Annual Lighting of the Washington Monument. This event kicks off the holiday season in Baltimore, so come celebrate with us. Live music by Peabody Institute’s own Michael Sheppard. Great Happy Hour Specials including $3 Draft Beer, $4 House WIne, $6 Rail Drinks and our favorite “Monument Honey Gin Fizz” for $8. Food Specials include Beer Battered Pickles, Sweet Potato Fries with Cinnamon and Bourbon Brown Butter sauce, Fire Grilled Wings and Jumbo Crab & Jalapano Dip with toasted points and fried wontons.

Monument Lighting at West Madison Craft Beer
4PM – 10PM
West Madison Craft Beer & Wine Bar
311 W Madison St, Baltimore
Park at West Madison Craft Beer & Wine Bar walk 3 blocks! OR Watch on our TVS LIVE!

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop
6:30PM – 9PM
Cylburn Arboretum Association
4915 Greenspring Ave, Baltimore
Happy Holidays from Cylburn Arboretum Association! To celebrate the holiday make your own fresh boxwood wreath, alongside our Head Gardener, Pat Sherman – a tradition at Cylburn. All supplies will be provided. Creativity is welcome; please feel free to bring your favorite wired ribbon and/or baubles!
There are two workshop sessions to choose from:
Session 1: December 1st will focus on making boxwood wreaths.
Session 2: December 3rd will focus on making a wreath with mixed greens.
Location: Greenhouse Classroom
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My Father Cigar & Port Tasting
6PM – 9PM
The QG
31 S Calvert St, Baltimore
Join us in the cigar lounge at QG on Thursday, December 1st for our first cigar and port wine pairing. We are excited to be featuring Cigar Aficionado’s top rated cigar, My Father with it’s bold but smooth taste paired with the highly regarded Portuguese vintner, Warre’s Port. Tickets include a cigar, three beverage samples, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and specials on bundled cigar purchases. Afterwards, C.L.O.C.K. Restoration, QG’s speakeasy will be featuring a port cocktail on special. QG Member tickets are complimentary and Prospective Member tickets are $30. Buy Tickets Here

Light up the Square!
6PM – 7PM
Belvedere Square
540 E Belvedere Ave, Baltimore
Belvedere Square is happy to host it’s first ever tree lighting ceremony! Come to the Market and enjoy special menu items and enjoy the sweet sounds of carols from the Roland Park Middle School band around the tree from 6-7pm. Do you have some extra scarves and mittens laying around? Members of Govans Presbyterian Church will be hosting a mitten tree and collecting mittens, scarves and gloves to donate to the needy. After you enjoy your dinner at the square, gather around the 15 foot tree in front of Dutch Floral Garden at 7pm to see it be lit for the Holiday season!

Hey You, Come Back! December Reading
8PM – 11PM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Jalen Eutsey, Stephanie Barber, and Baynard Woods this month, woohoo! Blue Room, 8 PM!
Baynard Woods believes that reporters, not philosophers, are the true heirs of Socrates. His work has appeared in the Guardian, New York Times, Washington Post, and City Paper, where he is editor at large. He is the author of the book “Coffin Point: The Strange Cases of Ed McTeer, Witchdoctor Sheriff”
Stephanie Barber is an American writer and artist. She has created a poetic, conceptual and philosophical body of work in a variety of media. Barber is currently a resident artist at The Mt. Royal MFA for Interdisciplinary Art at MICA and The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.

Beer Tasting
6PM – 10PM
Baltimore Museum of Industry
1415 Key Hwy, Baltimore
Join Hugh Sisson, founder of Heavy Seas Beer, for a tasting of favorite brews, each carefully paired with a beer cocktail and food sampling from Heavy Seas Alehouse. Doors open at 5:30 with select Heavy Seas beers for sale before the program. This annual favorite does sell out, so purchase your tickets soon.
COST $40 per person / Advance registration required

Celebrating 13 Years At Mad River!
7PM – 9PM
Mad River Baltimore
1110 S Charles St, Baltimore
We would cordially like to invite you to join us in celebrating 13 wonderful years at Mad River Bar & Grille! Please join us December 1st, 2016 from 7-9pm for complimentary drinks and passed Hors D’oeuvores. We are very grateful for all your support! Thank you!

Moto Night at Waverly
7PM – 10PM
Waverly Brewing Company
1625 Union Ave, Baltimore
Haven’t had one of these in a while. Join the Mufflers and Bmore Moto for some tasty brews and moto talk.

Mondo Baltimore – Christian Films!
7PM – 11PM
Mondo Baltimore
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
Christmas time is here, and what better way to ring in the holiday season than with an evening of Christian Films! No features – just an entire night of Jesus clips – from music videos, kids shows, to scare films and full on propaganda. PLUS it’s the return of the MONDO BAZAAR! Pick up some stocking stuffers all night long from local vendors! Anyone who’s interested in vending just shoot us a message!

Thursday night comedy! FREE!
8PM – ?
Ryleigh’s Oyster Mount Vernon
1225 Cathedral St, Baltimore
Thursday nights in The Basement…FREE stand-up comedy! This week’s headliner…Krish Mohan! w/ Mike Moran, Dave Coulter, Mike Quindlen, & more! $1 oysters! $2 Rolling Rock pints! $4-$5 craft beers! $5 Natty Boh 32oz drafts! $6 wine! Full food & cocktail menu also available!

Sophia Subbayya Vastek Piano Recital
8PM – 10PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Hazel Colored Nebula – Austin O’Rourke
Sliabh Beagh – Kate Moore
Compassion – Julia Wolfe
Hoyt-Schermerhorn – Christopher Cerrone
Music of Reality I & II – David Ibbett
Pianist Sophia Subbayya Vastek is an active performer, improviser, and visual artist. Performing has taken her to South Africa, Mexico, The Kennedy Center, the United States State Department, the Canadian Embassy (DC), Polish Cultural Institute (DC), The Apollo Theatre, Tenri Cultural Institute, and DiMenna Center, among many others. Sophia’s debut album is due out this coming spring on the Innova label with music by Michael Harrison, Donnacha Dennehy, and John Cage. Produced by multiple Grammy-winning engineer Adam Abeshouse. Sophia received a Bachelor of Music from Indiana University, Bloomington where she studied with Emile Naoumoff, the last pupil of Nadia Boulanger, and a Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music.
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Ovarian Psycos Screening + Discussion
7:30PM – 9:30PM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
In partnership with the Creative Alliance, we’re hosting a film screening and discussion of the documentary Ovarian Psycos. Based in Los Angeles, Ovarian Psycos is an “all womxn of color bicycling brigade” paving the way for what it means to create an inclusive and supportive bicycling community for women of color, and boldly claiming their right to the road. This screening and community discussion in Highlandtown, where neighbors face these issues every day, will bring these themes to the forefront of local discussion and convene a diverse force for equitable transportation advocacy in Baltimore.  The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.
Panelists include:
Bikemore, livable streets advocacy organization
Hollaback Bmore, movement to end street harassment
IRIS Baltimore, LGBTQ Latinx group
Tickets are free but registration is required, as there are a limited number of seats.

Gin and Jokes XI: Loliday Edition
8:30PM – 11PM
The Baltimore Whiskey Company
2800 Sisson, Baltimore
Fresh off our sold out Fringe Fest show, let’s get back to first Thursday, regularly scheduled programming! For us that means Baltimore’s best comedy line up every month! Come add some laughs to the usual holiday drama, and warm up in the basement with you Gin and Jokes family. Umar Khan hosts, drink specials by BWC. 21+. Doors at 830, show at 9! See you there!
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Bubble Bath
6PM – 8PM
BIN 604 Wine Sellers
604 S Exeter St, Baltimore
Sparkling wines are fun, festive and appropriate at any hour of teh day or night! Join us for this tasting to experience a selection of sparkling wines from around the world: Champagne, Italy, Spain and the USA. Let the bubbles flow! Tickets are $29.
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Mex Arcade Night
7PM – 12AM
Mex Baltimore
26 Market Pl at Power Plant Live!, Baltimore
$20 entry fee gains you access to:
-Fun throwback video games 7pm-midnight
-Mario Kart 64 tournament 8pm-midnight
-Amazing drink specials
-1/2 priced appetizers
This event is for the benefit of The Wounded Warrior Project

Fruit Bats with Mail The Horse and Currituck Co.
8PM – 12AM
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
Fruit Bats
Mail the Horse
Currituck Co.
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The Stifled and more!
9PM – 2AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
The Stifled w/
Old Bay Thrashers
Clockbreaker
Idleminds
All Ages $8 Doors at 9pm

DEADcember: Dead On ft: Austin Litz
8PM – 1:30AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Come celebrate DEADcember with us, hosted by Dead On featuring Austin Litz and friends from Go Slow and Jack Funk!

Bad Case Of Big Mouth & Settle Your Scores @ TheDepot
7PM – 11PM
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
Come join us for a night of posi-jumps and pizza as we roll out a huge night of pop-punk and easycore! We join Bad Case of Big Mouth, the EZ Titans from New Jersey and Settle Your Scores, the Guardians from Ohio!

Raindeer & George Cessna (Snakes) – Moveable Feast Benefit
8PM – 10PM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Local bands, Raindeer & George Cessna (Snakes), are helping to kick-off the 2017 Ride for the Feast! The Ride for the Feast (RftF) is a 2 day, 140 mile bike ride from Ocean City to Baltimore that benefits Moveable Feast, a local charity that provides meals to people with life-threatening illnesses. Enjoy some great bands and get some info on the Ride and Moveable Feast. You can also sign up for next year’s Ride with a discounted registration fee! (Only available at this event.)
$10 suggested donation | Doors open at 8pm | Show starts 8:30pm | Red Room
Raindeer – http://raindeer.bandcamp.com/
George Cessna (Snakes) – https://snakesband.bandcamp.com/
BRING FRIENDS AND FAMILY (18+) — 100% of the proceeds of this event will go to Moveable Feast

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Luann Carra’s Ebb and Flow at The Alchemy of Art
6:30PM – 10:30PM
The Alchemy of Art
1637 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
Luann Carra is a local Fells Point Baltimore artist who creates paintings and mosaics out of reused items often from items discarded in dumpsters, alleys or the harbor. Her work subject matter is strongly nature based and has a touch of etherealness to it. She used bright colors and thick strokes to create beautiful and flowing creations.

Friday, December 2

Holiday Hair Day at FX Blow Dry Bar – 10 Light Street
12PM – 9PM
10 Light St, Baltimore
Holiday parties coming up? We’ll help you look your best!
Grab your friends and enjoy your Friday night with us at the bar. Complimentary beverages included. Experience Baltimore’s newest Blow Dry Bar.
SWEET DEALS:
– Buy one, get one FREE on select blow dry products. Event day only.
– $40 Blowouts – Choose from one of our Signature Looks
Call today to schedule an appointment. (410) 646-8272 (Must have an appointment to receive blowout on event day.) We look forward to seeing you there!

Alloverstreet Turns 3!
5PM – 10PM
Station North
120 W North Avenue, Suite 307, Baltimore
Alloverstreet is a night of simultaneous art openings and events spanning the many art spaces of East Oliver Street in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District. We hope you will join us on Friday, December 2nd! We will be starting off with a happy hour at the tool library directly followed by an artist talk featuring ‘sidnikit projects and Bobby English at Area 405 at 7pm. We’ll also have birthday cake there! As always, thanks to our sponsors The Brewer’s Art!  300 & 400 blocks of E Oliver Street

Billy McComiskey Night – An Evening of Irish Music
8PM – 11PM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
A native of Brooklyn, Billy, who still speaks in a thick New York accent, settled in the Baltimore region in the late 1970s. Since then, Baltimore’s musical community has reaped amazing rewards as a result of his presence and tutelage. Billy now joins the ranks of B.B. King, Bill Monroe, Mavis Staples and others who have also received this award. His recognition honors his true virtuosic artistry, his musical impact regionally and internationally, and, his stature as a pivotal figure in the Baltimore Irish music and dance community. Tonight, we give Billy a true Baltimore Irish celebration with the help from master musicians Mick Moloney (also a National Heritage Fellowship recipient), fiddler Athena Tergis, The Old Bay Ceili Band, Billy’s musical sons, and a slew of guest musicians and dancers.
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Sincerely, Holidays (Opening Night)
7:30PM – 10PM
The Motor House
120 W North Ave, Baltimore
This holiday season ArtsCentric will launch “Sincerely, Holidays!,” an original musical revue that will highlight the achievements of African-American artists and feature some of America’s most beloved holiday favorites alongside lesser-known spirited musical numbers. Combining both perspectives and several musical genres, ArtsCentric’s “Sincerely, Holidays” will feature a musically diverse cast of ten.  Performances will take place every weekend from December 2nd to January 1st. Performances are Fridays and Saturday at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 5:00pm. Tickets for opening weekend are $18. General admission tickets for the remainder of the run are $25. As with any ArtsCentric production, audience members can expect a side of enlightenment along with their main entrée of entertainment. Stories and dialogue that highlight the African-American experience and the historical contributions of iconic black artists will be a recurring theme. Attendees can also expect a healthy dose of the comedic moments and fun opportunities for audience participation that have become a trademark of the “Sincerely” series. “Sincerely, Holidays” will feature innovative musical arrangements that incorporate every musical style from R & B, big band, and jazz, to blues, pop, funk, and classical. Join ArtsCentric this December to experience a one-of-a-kind African-American work that celebrates holiday music and brings the entire community together.
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Comedy Night Live!
7:30PM – 10PM
The Green Globe Theatre
141 S. Clinton, Baltimore
Improv night in the style of “Whose Line…” and “Saturday Night Live” featuring local improv troupes, comedians, and music. $10 admission includes a beverage.
Featuring local improve troupes:
The Middle West
More TBA
Standup by: Michael Furr and Linus Owens
Music by: Talya Tavor
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Sister City, tinmouth PHL, Auxiliary Mammals, Batty PHL
9PM – 12AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Sister City sistercity.bandcamp.com
tinmouth tinmouth.bandcamp.com
Auxiliary Mammals auxiliarymammals.bandcamp.com
Batty batty.bandcamp.com

FIVES EP Release at The Metro Gallery
7PM – 11PM
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
FIVES – Heart & Thunder EP Release
with Revel in Romance & Gotham Theory

Egg Babies and Oranges Band and Palomar at Ottobar
8PM – 11PM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
The Egg Babies and the Oranges Band are both returning after a few years hiatus for a one off show! Joined by faves from NYC, Palomar. Don’t miss!

Katie Bowers Band with The Wafflers
9PM – 1AM
Joe Squared Pizza
33 W North Ave, Baltimore
Come on out on December 2nd to see both the Katie Bowers Band (katiebowersband.com) *and* The Wafflers (WafflersBand.com) at Joe Squared Pizza’s new location on North Ave. Plenty of the best pizza in Baltimore to go around. The Wafflers take the stage at 9:00 and KBB will take over around 11:00. And you might just catch the whole lot of us sharing the stage here and there. ($5 cover at the door)

Trajectory Dance Project: In Concert
8PM – 9:30PM
The Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore
Trajectory Dance Project presents an evening of modern dance works choreographed by Artistic Director Alice Howes. Works include the playful new “Take 5,” performed to the Portland Cello Project’s rendering of the classic jazz piece, and “Divenire”, a trio performed to the compelling composition “Andare” by Ludovico Einaudi. Guest artists from throughout the Baltimore area will also perform.

Potluck returns to Ryleigh’s
8PM – 11PM
Ryleigh’s Oyster Mount Vernon
1225 Cathedral St, Baltimore
Potluck returns to Ryleigh’s for their monthly residency. This time with their acoustic lineup, playing hit from Neil Young, Tom Petty, Jerry Garcia Band and more!

First Friday Cooler Coup featuring Firestone Walker
7PM – 11PM
Atomic Books
3620 Falls Rd, Baltimore
We’ll be featuring a number of Firestone Walker Brewing Co.. beers on Happy Hour Special all night.
The tentative beer lineup:
– DBA British Pale Ale, Pale 31 California Pale Ale, Union Jack IPA, Easy Jack Session IPA, Pivo Hoppy Pilsner, and Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout
We’ll also have some free Firestone Walker giveaways like pint glasses and more – starting at 7pm! And, of course, we’ll have snacks from our friends at Golden West Cafe made specifically to accompany Firestone Walker beer. What the hell is a “Cooler Coup”? You know how tap houses like to have “tap takeovers” where they highlight a particular brewery? Well, Eightbar is a bottleshop – so we have no taps. Instead, we have a Cooler Coup. Geddit?

Karaoke Forever – First Friday Edition
9PM – 2AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Come sing yer lil’ heart out at The Crown. No Cover all night and tons of songs to choose from. The Crown : Red Room

LENT / ‘E’ / Dave Heumann Group at The Crown
9PM – 1AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
The Crown presents:
LENT  https://www.facebook.com/LENT-1125282400898998/
E (Boston, MA – Thrill Jockey Rec)  https://www.facebook.com/ABandCalledE/
The Dave Heumann Group https://www.facebook.com/daveheumannmusic/
9pm – $7  The Crown: Blue Room

Monthly Dinner w/ Nelly’s Echo Performing!
7PM – 11PM
Delights by Mina LLC
105 N Charles St, Baltimore
A First-Friday Dinner that you won’t want to miss! Not only will you get to enjoy Chef Mina‘s delightful 3-Course Dinner while listening to the smooth sounds of special guest Nelly’s Echo, but you’ll also have the chance to purchase a signed copy of Chef Mina‘s Second Cookbook: #AroundTheMotherland.
Buy Tickets Here

Women’s Drumming CIrcle
7PM – 8:30PM
Flavor
15 E Centre St, Baltimore
This is an open event so please invite friends! This time we are having the drum circle at Flavor! So have a delicious meal beforehand and/or afterwards- stay for drinks and dancing. All levels of experience are invited with a special welcome to beginners. (Basic drumming techniques will be demonstrated). Beginners are amazed by how easy and fun drumming is! If you can clap your hands to a song; you can drum in a drumming circle. And if you prefer to just watch (or dance) that is great too! Extra drums and percussion are available or Bring your own. This is a recurring event held every second Friday (note it is the first Friday this time) of even numbered months 7-8:30pm (and it is ok to come in late)

Baltimore Square Dance in Hampden – 3rd Anniversary Dance!
7:30PM – 11PM
The Ideal Arts Space
905 W 36th St, Baltimore
The big ‘ol Baltimore Square Dance returns to Hampden at The Ideal Arts Space on the Avenue, Friday, December 2 to celebrate our 3rd Anniversary! All are welcome – no experience necessary. It’s a great way to meet people and hang out with friends. The Ma Petite Shoe Cafe will be spinning crepes and serving their signature lemonade so come hungry! Plus, it’s BYOB. Spread the word and tell your friends. We can use your help getting the word out! Live Old-Time Music from Jane Rothfield & Friends. Live dance calling from Susan Taylor. All dances will be taught. Beginners are welcome! $12/$7 student. The Baltimore Square Dance was recently named “Best of Baltimore: Party You Didn’t Know You Were Missing” by the Baltimore Magazine!

When I Feel the Need to Be, I Can Not Regret the Pain of Others
7PM – 10PM
Ballroom Gallery
1511 Guilford Ave B202, Baltimore
In conjunction with Alloverstreet. Please join us for artist Allana Clarke’s first exhibition with Ballroom Gallery. For her first exhibition with the gallery Clarke incorporates video, performance, photography, and language to dissect the complicated nuances of human existence. These works function as a vessel to contemplate the preexisting cultural specificities we are all born into based on a variety of conditions that are out of our control. How can we come to terms with not having control and the inclination to constantly compartmentalize information about objects and bodies we are increasingly bombarded with? These inclinations become extremely difficult to comprehend and cause us to become dissociated with our bodies and the bodies of others. Like a linear trajectory dissociated enables us to block out the trauma of others in an effort to establish our own individualism and agency. With “When I Feel the Need to Be I Can Not Regard the Pain of Others, Clarke inquires about the sustainability of such practices.

Baltimore Babes and BMore Entertained EPIC Charity Mannequin Challenge
7PM – 10PM
Mad River Baltimore
1110 S Charles St, Baltimore
Baltimore the Greatest City in America!! (It says it on all the benches so it’s definitely true).. Lets break the internet with one crazy over the top Mannequin challenge. Wear the hottest/craziest thing you own and head to Mad River. This challenge will be filmed by multiple videographers from all over the country. Challenge will be Sponsored by Miller/Coors with an ALL YOU CAN DRINK wristband from 8pm-10pm and proceeds will go to charity (Book of Opportunity). In order to be apart of this challege you must buy the $20 wristband from BMore Entertained to get your name on the list. Wristband gets you ALL YOU CAN DRINK sponsored by Miller Lite And Coors Light. When you arrive you will be required to show valid ID, sign a waiver, and agree to the terms of the event. Be there no later then 7:30. We will start filming at 8pm doors will be closed briefly during filming of the challenge regardless if you bought a wrist band.
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Holiday Papercutting Workshop
6:30PM – 8:30PM
Strand Theater Company
5426 Harford Rd, Baltimore
Join Paper cut artist Annie Howe for a fun festive papercutting workshop! In this two hour workshop you will learn the basics about papercutting and how to create your very own custom papercuts. Workshop participants will leave with at least one finished and framed papercut and a template for another to complete at home. A great fun way to make a special holiday gift for someone special. All materials provided and some treats! I am thrilled to be hosting this in partnership with Taken Holiday Shop at the Strand Theater! So plan to come a little early and peruse the amazing selection of Gifts available from excellent local artists and makers. Buy Tickets Here

Save Your Soul w DJ Jon Spencer (Blue Explosion, Boss Hogg)
9PM – 2AM
Lithuanian Hall
851 Hollins St, Baltimore
YEA BABY!! The legendary front man of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Pussy Galore and Boss Hogg brings his records down to Baltimore for a night of highly danceable garage rock, soul and more! PLUS all the usual hits and floorfilling obscurities Save Your Soul is known for! Etta, Stevie, Marvin, Ray, Aretha, Nina, Smokey and Otis and so many more ALL on 100% vintage 45rpm vinyl! Huge & cheap Lithuanian beers, and potent Virtya shots and more! $5 (for members) | 21+ (anyone can be a member, just pay a $5 annual membership fee and you’re in the door!)

Theljon Allen Quintet TWO SETS 8:00pm & 9:30pm
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Theljon Allen, trumpet/coronet/flugelhorn
Nate Hook, saxophones
Alan Blackman, piano
Max Murray, bass
Eric Kennedy, drums
Theljon Allen is a native of Baltimore. He began playing trumpet in the sixth grade, attended Randallstown High School and went to college at New School University. Since school, he has had the opportunity to play and or record with many music acts such as Ledisi, Janet Jackson, Lonnie Liston Smith, Cyrus Chestnut and many more.

Saturday, December 3

Dollar or Less Days
In the spirit of the Holidays, Baltimore area attractions will open their doors the weekend of December 3 & 4, 2016 and offer free or $1 admission. Contact attractions directly with questions about hours or special events during Dollar Days.
Christmas Village in Baltimore 501 Light Street
Saturday, Dec. 3 – $1 Baltimore-Christmas.com
Lexington Market 400 W. Lexington Street
Saturday, Dec. 3 – Free
While Market admission is always free, this is a great time to experience the history and tradition of the Market with live holiday music from 12-2pm. Lexingtonmarket.com
National Aquarium 501 E. Pratt Street
Saturday, Dec 3 – $1. Tickets must be purchased on-site at the ticket window; no advance sales. Timed-entry system will be in effect both days. Open 10am-4pm.  Aqua.org | 410-576-3800
Maryland Historical Society 201 W. Monument Street
Saturday, Dec. 3 – Free MDHS.org | 410-685-3750
The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House 844 E. Pratt Street
Saturday, Dec. 3 – $1 Flaghouse.org | 410-837-1793
Geppi’s Entertainment Museum 301 W. Camden Street, 2nd Floor
Saturday, Dec. 3 – $1 Geppismuseum.com | 410-625-7060
Maryland Science Center 601 Light Street
Saturday, Dec. 3 – $1. IMAX theatre not included. Visitors can add IMAX for just $8. mdsci.org | 410-685-2370
Reginald F. Lewis Museum 830 E. Pratt Street
Saturday, Dec. 3 – $1. Saturday is the Children’s Holiday Craft Workshop with a special visit from Santa at 12pm. Lewismuseum.org | 443-263-1800
The Walters Art Museum 600 N. Charles Street
Saturday, Dec. 3 – Free. Enjoy winter-themes drop in art activities from 12-3pm. TheWalters.org | 410-547-9000
The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum 1601 E. North Avenue
Saturday, Dec. 3 – $1 GreatBlacksinWax.org | 410-563-3404

Olde Tyme Christmas in Historic Fells Point.
9AM – 8PM
Fell’s Point Main Street
1730 Bank St, Baltimore
Fell’s point main street presents the 2016 fell’s point olde tyme christmas!
– st. Nick arrival via tugboat
– breakfast with st. Nick
– north pole picture room
– beverage garden & kid’s zone
– eggnog contest
– christmas carolers
– lightning of the tree
– lighted boat parade
Event for all ages!

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Brunch with Santa
11AM – 2PM
Waterfront Kitchen
1417 Thames St, Baltimore
Join us Saturday, December 3rd as the deck at Waterfront Kitchen is transformed into a winter wonderland. Holiday photos with Santa are $25 and all proceeds go to BUGS program. Holiday beverages and adult cocktails on special. Bottomless mimosa & bloody mary with a purchase of a brunch or lunch item for $12. $6 Eggnog, spiked cider, and peppermint cocktails. $25 for pictures with Santa, All proceeds go to the BUGS program. Holiday cookies provided by the students of BUGS. Santa is checking his list and hopes to see you there. Reservations Required

MOSAICS Workshop with Rick Shelley
10AM – 4PM
American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Hwy, Baltimore
Cost: $100, $75 Members. A One-Day MOSAIC WORKSHOP with Rick Shelley! Come and learn the ancient art of mosaic. You will get a chance to learn about a variety of techniques and walk away with your own finished piece of art. Supplies will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring some of their own (shells, buttons, glass, beads, pebbles, etc. are welcome), but please be sure to PACK A LUNCH.
REGISTRATION: Advance registration & payment is required, please call (410) 244-1900 to register for this workshop. Don’t delay, space is limited!

Cylburn Mansion: Holiday Open House
10AM – 4PM
Cylburn Arboretum Association
4915 Greenspring Ave, Baltimore
Join us for our annual Holiday Open House. Wander the first floor of the historic Cylburn Mansion dressed in holiday finery. See turn-of-the-century wood work, marble fireplaces and European plaster work set off by seasonal decorations. Take a stroll on the grounds and enjoy the winter gardens, then drop into the mansion.

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop
9AM – 11:30AM
Cylburn Arboretum Association
4915 Greenspring Ave, Baltimore
Happy Holidays from Cylburn Arboretum Association! To celebrate the holidays, make your own fresh mixed greens wreath! All supplies will be provided. Creativity is welcome; please feel free to bring your favorite wired ribbon and/or baubles!  This session will focus on making a wreath with mixed greens. Location: Greenhouse Classroom
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Makers Alley 4th Edition
9AM – 1PM
Local Color Flowers
3100 Brentwood ave, Baltimore
We are going to have SO MANY awesome local vendors at Makers Alley this year! Vendors include Recycle, Ideal Vessel Co., Block Party Press, Matt Muirhead Artist, Red Prairie Press, Milkweed Lane, Mckenzie Ditter Illustration, Wholesome Nibbles, Pure Chocolate by Jinji, Woot! Granola, HappyHeat, Priya Means Love and Local Color Flowers!

Christmas Village in Baltimore: Annual Bratwurst Eating Contest
3PM – 4PM
Christmas Village in Baltimore
501 Light St, Baltimore
TO SIGN UP PLEASE SEND AN E-MAIL TO event@baltimore-christmas.com! Christmas Village in Baltimore will host its 2nd Annual Bratwurst Eating Contest on the main stage inside the heated tent! If you think that you have what it takes to devour 10 bratwursts in 15 minutes, then please sign up!
* RULES
🚩Each contestant has to eat as many Bratwursts (max. 10) in fifteen minutes.
🚩The contestant who eats the most or who finishes them all will be declared the winner.
🚩You are allowed to drink water during the contest, however dipping the bratwurst in water is not permitted.
🚩Spitting out food or vomiting will lead to disqualification.
🚩There will be one competition for all age groups and genders.
🚩AMATEURS ONLY PLEASE
* GENERAL FRAMEWORK
🚩No entry fee
🚩It is an amateur competition – just for fun, don’t take it too seriously
🚩There will be prizes for first, second, and third. The prizes will be entry tickets from our partner, and/or gifts from Christmas Village.

A(nother) Holiday Thing!
2PM – 7PM
make Studio
Schwing Art Center / 3326 Keswick Rd / Front, Baltimore
Make Studio is hosting its 2nd Annual Holiday Art Market in our Showroom Gallery. Free and open to the public, shoppers will be treated to a variety of fine art and craft wares from the vendors listed below. Make Studio artists, along with two guest artists, Robert Kirkendall and John Gingrich, will also have work for sale. There will be fun for the whole family with The Drawing Zoo and Digital Harbor Foundation on site with drawing, 3-D printing, and photo booth opportunities! Free parking on lot across the street until 4:30 pm!

Off Line Series Edition #3 & Beer-d Off Challenge
11AM – 3PM
DuClaw Brewing Co.
8901 Yellow Brick Rd, Baltimore
Join us for the third edition of our Off Line Series where we will be releasing a Gingerbread version of Euforia, our beloved Toffee Nut Brown Ale. This delicious seasonal brew will be available in bottles one day only at this event. We will also shave off some of our most prominent beards if you help us reach our fundraising goal! Funds will benefit the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
DuClaw Brewing Company is publicly challenging fellow Maryland brewery employees to grow out their beards during the month of November and raise money to support young adults and their caregivers battling cancer. The effort will support Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adult’s “Beard Off Challenge,” and be billed as “Beer-d Off.” The competition will culminate with a special event on December 3.
The culmination of the “Beer-d Off” Challenge will be celebrated during DuClaw’s beer release event from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. Hosted at the brewery, event attendees will enjoy an exclusive, Off Line Series (Edition #3) of Gingerbread Euforia Toffee Nut Brown Ale and vote on the “best brew beards”. The winner will receive fame among fellow breweries! All participating breweries will receive a complimentary shave.

Saturdays with Santa
11AM – 1PM
Pandora Ice Rink at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
201 E Pratt St, Baltimore
Join us for Saturdays with Santa at the PANDORA Ice Rink at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Santa will be at the rink and ready to chat with Baltimore’s good little boys and girls. Santa will be at the rink on 12/3, 12/10, and 12/17 from 11am-1pm.

Natus est Jesus: Cantatas and Sonatas for Christmas
2PM – 3:15PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Enjoy delights of the Yuletide season with Charm City Baroque, taking a tour of Baroque Europe with Christmas cantatas by Boeddecker and the abbess Cozzolani, selections from Biber’s Rosary Sonatas, and French noels, rounding out the afternoon on a frolicsome note with some Scotch airs and dances!
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Wendy Ng’s Ukrainian Egg Decorating
10AM – 5PM
Calico Cat
2137 Gwynn Oak Ave, Baltimore
Wendy Ng will be back for her second and third visits of the holiday season, decorating eggs using the Ukrainian wax resit dye technique. Wendy will be demonstrating her work, answering questions, and will have completed eggs available for purchase. Come and meet the artist while you complete some of your holiday shopping at the finest handcrafted gift store in the Baltimore area.

XXChange December Pop Up Shop
11AM – 5PM
Open Works
1400 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore
Thanks to the support of Open Works this December Pop Up Shop will be held on December 3 & 4, 2016. from 11am-5pm. FREE Admission. Indoors event at Open Works
We are showcasing over 30 local inspiring self-identifying women makers of handmade arts and crafts: ceramics, home goods, apparel, textile, jewelry and more. http://www.bwmcollective.org/pop-up This Holiday season support local and independent artist, designers and crafters. Shop local!

Baltimore Running of the Santas Festival at Power Plant Live
Registration 3PM , Running 7PM
POWER PLANT LIVE!
34 Market Pl, Baltimore
Join the hundreds of Santas, Elves, and other creative revelers for this incredible event in Baltimore. Get your tickets online (100% donated to charity), grab a santa hat, and head to Power Plant Live! Registration starts at 3pm at the Holiday Tree in front of Tin Roof (aka The South Pole). Enjoy $3 domestics (for all attendees) and live entertainment throughout Power Plant Live! Each bar will have something special for you. At 7pm, we will “run, stumble, crawl” around the streets of Baltimore (3 blocks) and return for the incredible “North Pole” after-run party at Luckie’s Tavern (at Power Plant Live!) for a Hottest Santa Contest, Live Music by Here’s to the Night, and MORE drink specials!

23rd NIGHT OF 100 ELVISES
4PM – 11PM
Lithuanian Hall
851 Hollins St, Baltimore
On Saturday December 3rd, the Ballroom at Lithuanian Hall will swing with the KING. This Ballroom will host at least 12 bands and 12 Elvis Tribute Artists. More LIVE Elvis entertainment at Lithuanian Hall in the Viva Las Vegas Lounge and the Jungle Room.
Tickets – General Admission $60, Reserved $90. Ticket price includes award-winning Heavy Seas Beer at Lithuanian Hall. Complimentary Shuttle from the Lord Baltimore Hotel. Buy Tickets Here

Open House & Holiday Party for Art By Barton
7PM – 10PM
4401 Fait Ave, Baltimore
We’re putting on an open house and holiday party! Join us at our studio, which we’ve filled with original artwork, friendly people, great food, and drinks. Meet Charlie Barton and see the studio of a local Baltimore artist. Feel free to bring your friends. We hope to see you there.
• Meet & Greet with Charlie Barton
• Open Studio
• Food & Drinks
• 15% Off All Work
Learn on our website: http://www.artbybarton.com/open-house-and-holiday-party/

Sam Smith Presents: A Preview of Saffron Sunday
6PM – 7PM
Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor by Red Lion
207 E Redwood St, Baltimore
Sam Smith, celebrity Wardrobe Stylist and Accessory designer, will be discussing supporting local artisans and businesses as we prepare for the upcoming holiday season. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can leave us overwhelmed and maxed out- literally. Wouldn’t it be great to have a shopping experience where the gifts you purchase for those you love are created locally and with as much love as you have for those you are purchasing for? You don’t want to miss out on a chance to learn about this local event.

Steampunk and Sideshow Spectacular
9PM – 12AM
Joe Squared
33 W North Ave, Baltimore
Join Night Watch Paradox as they perform thier original steampunk rock opera “Magnificent Machines and Astonishing Tales” with music, Terry Gilliam-style animation, narration and more cowbell! Musical styles include rock, jazz, folk, Appalachian, klezmer and other influences. You’ll be tapping your toes, singing along, maybe dancing a waltz and certainly raising a glass. The music tells the story of a privateer airship with a time machine that twists Baltimore history to a steam powered world that never was, but could have been. Join the crew for fun and adventure!
Dr. Torcher (of The DC Weirdo Show) will be guest performing spine tingling, head scratching, gasp producing, and mind bending sideshow feats! Her expert escapes and other death defying stunts will have you screaming for more… or maybe just screaming. Whatever your needs are, the Doctor is in!
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Slim Cessna’s Auto Club w/ Snakes at Metro Gallery
8PM – ?
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club
Snakes – UNOFFICIAL
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VLMA tape release
9PM – 1:30AM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
New VLMA cassette tape release! 4 bands!
VLMA https://www.facebook.com/VLMAband/
Old Shadows https://www.facebook.com/oldshadowsmusic/?fref=ts
Honey Tomb http://www.honeytomb.com/
Martian Architect https://www.facebook.com/MartianArchitect/?fref=ts

War On Women and more! ALL Acoustic
8PM – 1AM
Ryleigh’s Oyster Mount Vernon
1225 Cathedral St, Baltimore
A benefit for the Baltimore transgender alliance. War on Women w/ Ryan Harvey, Chelsea Monae, and Old Bay Thrashers. ALL PERFORMING ACOUSTIC SETS!! A $5 DONATION IS APPRECIATED and required for entry 😉  This is a very special, intimate show, and a limited number of guests will be allowed in, once we reach our capacity, that is it.

Bass Tribe Baltimore with Govinda/ Gladkill/ Mack.neato
8PM – 1:30AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Govinda Music https://soundcloud.com/govindamusic
Gladkill https://soundcloud.com/gladkill
Mack.neato https://soundcloud.com/mack_davis
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No Scrubs: 90’s Dance Party
9PM – 11:30PM
Rams Head Live
20 Market Pl, Baltimore
Exercise your pleasure groove to 2Pac, Biggie, Ace of Base, Backstreet Boys, Beastie Boys, Bell Biv Devoe, Britney, C&C Music Factory, Color Me Bass, Cypress Hill, Green Day, Nirvana, Jay-Z, Keith Sweet, Kris Kross, LL Cool J, Naughty By Nature, *NSYNC, Oasis, Salt-N-Pepa, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Smashing Pumpkins, Snoop Dogg, Spice Girls, SWV, TLC, A Tribe Called Quest, Weezer, Wu-Tang and everyone 90s all night long. Be sure to get there at doors for this special event which only comes around a couple times per year and always sells out. See you on the dance floor!
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Return Of The Barb Wire Dolls At The Depot
8PM – 1AM
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
The return of the Barb Wire Dolls to the Depot https://www.facebook.com/barbwiredolls/?fref=ts
with Guests
Bombenkinder..https://www.facebook.com/Bombenkinder/?fref=ts
Sister Ex..https://www.facebook.com/sisterex/?fref=ts
Robert Mitchell..https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?
Tickets Will Be 15 Dollars At The Door

Sixth Season Celebration!
7PM – 11PM
Impact Hub Baltimore
10 E North Ave, Baltimore
It’s been an incredible year at Whitelock Community Farm! Come help us celebrate the success of our 6th season and raise funds for an exciting year to come! Proceeds from the event will support our 2017 programs and partnerships. $7-$10 suggested donation and food + farm fresh cocktails for sale! doors at 7pm, performances starting at 8pm
DJ Ellen Paul of Lonely in My Room – https://www.mixcloud.com/lonelyinmyroom/
Christen B – http://www.christenbmusic.com/bio
++ additional performances TBA

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The Ellicott Lost City Ramblers (Theo Stone and Alan Oresky)
9PM – 1AM
1919
1919 Fleet St, Baltimore
Come out to 1919 in Fells Point and hear some great folk rock, blues, and psychedelic folk from the ’60s! And ain’t the beer cold?

Sunday, December 4

Dollar or Less Days
In the spirit of the Holidays, Baltimore area attractions will open their doors the weekend of December 3 & 4, 2016 and offer free or $1 admission. Contact attractions directly with questions about hours or special events during Dollar Days.
Christmas Village in Baltimore 501 Light Street
Sunday, Dec. 4 – $1| Baltimore-Christmas.com
Baltimore Streetcar Museum 1901 Falls Road
Sunday, Dec. 4 – $1 Includes admission, rides on authentic, restored streetcars, displays, 16 foot Christmas tree and light displays, 12-5pm. Baltimorestreetcar.org | 410-547-0264
National Aquarium 501 E. Pratt Street
Sunday, Dec. 4 – $1 Tickets must be purchased on-site at the ticket window; no advance sales. Timed-entry system will be in effect both days. Open 10am-4pm both days.
Aqua.org | 410-576-3800
Maryland Historical Society 201 W. Monument Street
Sunday, Dec. 4 – Free MDHS.org | 410-685-3750
Geppi’s Entertainment Museum 301 W. Camden Street, 2nd Floor
Sunday, Dec. 4 – $1 Geppismuseum.com | 410-625-7060
Maryland Science Center 601 Light Street
Sunday, Dec, 4 – $1 IMAX theatre not included. Visitors can add IMAX for just $8.
mdsci.org | 410-685-2370
Reginald F. Lewis Museum 830 E. Pratt Street
Sunday, Dec. 4 – $1 Sunday is the Griot’s Eye Youth Film and Culture Festival at 12pm.
Lewismuseum.org | 443-263-1800
The Walters Art Museum 600 N. Charles Street
Sunday, Dec. 4 – Free. Enjoy winter-themes drop in art activities from 12-3pm.
TheWalters.org | 410-547-9000
The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum 1601 E. North Avenue
Sunday, Dec. 4 – $1 GreatBlacksinWax.org | 410-563-3404
Port Discovery 35 Market Place
Sunday, Dec. 4 – $1  PortDiscovery.org | 410-727-8120
Jewish Museum of Maryland 15 Lloyd Street
Sunday, Dec. 4 – $1 Jewishmuseummd.org | 410-732-6400

Cylburn Mansion: Holiday Open House
10AM – 4PM
Cylburn Arboretum Association
4915 Greenspring Ave, Baltimore
Join us for our annual Holiday Open House. Wander the first floor of the historic Cylburn Mansion dressed in holiday finery. See turn-of-the-century wood work, marble fireplaces and European plaster work set off by seasonal decorations. Take a stroll on the grounds and enjoy the winter gardens, then drop into the mansion.

Holistic Holiday Pop-Up Market
10AM – 3PM
Mount Vernon Marketplace
520 Park Ave, Baltimore
Join 15 guest vendors and the permanent vendors of the Mount Vernon Marketplace for a fun, healthy holiday gift shopping party!
Guest Vendors:
Pure Chocolate by Jinji, Sarah’s Stitches, Green Ginger Goods, Bearfoot Farm, Hex Ferments, Wild Yam Pottery, VulpineMoon, Barnacle Bones Bindery, Celestial Body, PlantBar, Local Color Flowers, Priya Means Love, Echotopia, NikdaPooh Designs, Be More Luxe.
The vendors of the Mount Vernon Marketplace will also be offering healthy specials & deals. So come out, get some lunch & something to sip on, and then shop these local vendors to get your holiday gift giving done. Wouldn’t that be such a stress relief?

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Professor Trash Wheel Unveiling
2:30PM – 3:30PM
2515 Boston St, Baltimore
Because of YOU we are able to bring Professor Trash Wheel to life! Please join Mayor-Elect Catherine E. Pugh of Baltimore, Waterfront Partnership and Healthy Harbor for the unveiling of Professor Trash Wheelon Sunday, December 4, 2016! Trash Wheel cookies and hot chocolate will be provided (while supplies last). This is a free community event and no registration is required. Harris Creek is an entirely piped waterway that flows under 17 neighborhoods in east Baltimore City. Approximately 5,000 lbs. of trash enters the Baltimore Harbor from Harris Creek’s outfall every month. Professor Trash Wheel, the second of her kind, will be placed at the outfall to intercept floating trash and debris. Learn more about the Trash Wheel technology at www.MrTrashWheel.com and www.ClearwaterMills.com

Mayor’s Annual Christmas Parade
1PM – 4PM
Mayor’s Annual Christmas Parade
4207 Edgehill Ave, Baltimore
Join Us on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 1PM for the Mayor’s Christmas Parade. Sponsored by community associations and businesses in North Baltimore’s Hampden and Medfield neighborhoods. The attendance along the 2.5 mile route reached 25,000 people last year at the Annual Mayor’s Christmas Parade to view Santa Claus and about 160 marching units. The parade will feature floats, local TV and Radio personalities, over 100 Harley Davidson motorcycles, a steam calliope, great bands, Mummers of Philadelphia, Miss Yuletide and Jr. Miss Yuletide and of course Santa!

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2016 Merry Mart Craft Show
11AM – 5PM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
Free holiday market featuring handmade items from local crafters.

Visit with Santa at the Conservatory’s Annual Poinsettia Display
1:30PM – 3:30PM
Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
3100 Swann Dr, Baltimore
Join us for treats and jolly fun on Sunday, December 4! Admission is free, though donations are encouraged and appreciated. $5 per person recommended.  Santa is visiting the Conservatory’s annual Poinsettia Display! Enjoy a truly B-MORE Holiday! This year we’ll feature some of Baltimore’s neighborhoods and iconic holiday celebrations.
POINSETTIA DISPLAY DETAILS – Come brighten your winter day with us! Winter Rose, Ruby Frost, Ice Punch, Gold Rush, Polar Bear, and Red Glitter are just a few of the spectacular varieties of poinsettias that are on display, complete with a grand decorated tree. The display runs December 3, 2016 – January 1, 2017, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Holiday Market Bazaar
9AM – 12PM
1121 W 36th St, Baltimore
The Antidote for your holiday shopping list! Handmade items by artists from Maryland and Pennsylvania, in the Gallery Above Mud and Metal, in Hampden, Hon. The same day as the Mayor’s Christmas Parade!

Sillage
10AM – 5PM
The Walters Art Museum
600 N Charles St, Baltimore
Have you ever thought about how to describe the smell of your neighborhood? Sillage is a collaborative art project that asks you to do just that. Contribute your thoughts about your neighborhood’s scents to the Sillage survey (http://thewalters.org/sillage), and artist Brian Goeltzenleuchter will distill the submissions into ten new fragrances that represent Baltimore. Visit the Museum on December 4 with friends and family, and you can experience your neighborhood scent! Throughout the day a collective scent of Baltimore will fill the museum.

OUT of HAND Craft Show
10AM – 4PM
210 Homeland Ave, Baltimore
Hard to believe its the 25th year of this favorite Holiday show! The craftsmanship and art work of over 30 local artists will be on display in a relaxed and fun, low key event. Come out and enjoy the day. Your friends will be here! Delicious food provided by Carma Cafe. Free admission, free parking.

Sunday Holiday Soiree
3PM – 7PM
Belvedere & Co. Events
1 E Chase St, Baltimore
We hope you join us on December 4th from 3-7pm for a Sunday evening filled with ideas to inspire your own wedding! Saunter around Belvedere & Co. Events’ six unique venue spaces and find everything you need to make your visions of sugar-plums {ahem wedding-plans} come to life! MEET trusted vendors in a relaxed and festive atmosphere. TASTE seasonal treats and beverages. VIEW the city lights from the most romantic scene in town as you end your evening with cocktails and sweets at The 13th Floor. Surprises await all who attend. Admission – $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
Buy Tickets Here

Waverly Tree Trim
4PM – 9PM
Waverly Brewing Company
1625 Union Ave, Baltimore
Help decorate our tree by making your own ornament for $5 & 100% of the proceeds go to the Maryland Food Bank!

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BFF Winter Craft Fair 2016!
5PM – 9PM
Baltimore Free Farm
3510 Ash St, Baltimore
FREE! BFF’s 3rd Annual Winter Craft Fair is coming! Over 20 vendors! There will be a wood stove to toast your buns and drink options if you fancy. Delicious soul food by the “Queen of Baltimore,” Chef Mama Saray! ~$5 sides, $8 plates. Vegetarian options. Cash only for food. Wild Radish will also be selling assorted vegan desserts! Tickets will be on sale at fair for our Fancy Dinner Fundraiser coming up in January!

EvM presents Erich and Eric at 13.5 Wine Bar / Xmas Parade
6PM – 9PM
13.5% Wine Bar
1117 W 36th St, Baltimore
For this 3rd installment of 13.5’s music series, EvM invites special guest and sometimes duo partner Eric Huckleberry to join in some blues, soul, and original music. Come melt away the Black Friday and Holiday blues w/ warmth, friends, music, and of course delicious wines & food selections on offer. What a perfect way to wind down after the annual Mayor’s Christmas parade!

Georgie Jessup at Roots Café Christmas Show!
5PM – 7PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Roots Café Christmas Show! Georgie will perform at this holiday concert with Christina Van Norman and Geoffrey Himes!
Buy Tickets Here

Back in Baltimore.
6PM – 8PM
West Madison Craft Beer & Wine Bar
311 W Madison St, Baltimore
Im so excited to be back in Baltimore for a while. This will be my first time playing at the NEW West Madison Craft Beer & Wine Bar.. In the former location of the historical Bmore queer hang out Coconuts. This space has been truly transformed and is a super cool spot for music, wine, beer, and grub. There is NO COVER, so come on out and having a nice Sunday evening with the sultry and soulful sounds of Reina Williams. This will be her first performance in Baltimore that incorporates track creation on the spot using a looping pedal. This is something you DONT want to miss. Essentially you will be watching the producer PRODUCE on the spot.

Flynt Flossy & Turquoise Jeep, Soul Cannon, Party Poison
8:30PM – 11:30PM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
FLYNT FLOSSY AND TURQUOISE JEEP with guests SOUL CANNON, PARTY POISON and more TBA

BCA Brewer’s Cup
7PM – 9:30PM
3 Bean Coffee
209 Key Hwy, Baltimore
3 Bean Coffee will be hosting the Baltimore Coffee Alliance’s second Triple Crown event, the BCA Brewer’s Cup Challenge! This event is open to the public, and free food and beer will be on hand. Alongside the competition, there will be a brewing demonstration to discuss how different brewing techniques effect the final cup.

Enjoy!

– Lindsey

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