Things to do in Baltimore this week 12/5

After several hours of driving and hunting, I found my perfect Christmas tree yesterday. One night of soaking up water in a 10 gallon bucket and its ready to be decorated.  We discovered too late, however, that our tree lights have gone bad in storage.  Thank God for Amazon.  There are plenty of activities this week to get you in the Christmas spirit or if you are just interested in the imbibing of spirits there is plenty of that too.  Next weekend is packed full of holiday pop-up shops and art sales. I’ll need to live vicariously through you as you take it all in while I hop back to the Midwest for a couple of days.  Maybe I can get Mr. Meat and Potatoes to do the shopping for me, doubtful.

Monday, December 5

Death of Prohibition Party
9PM – 12AM
Rye Fells Point
1639 Thames St, Baltimore
On this eve we convene to revel in the demise of prohibition eighty-three years prior. Those with thirst for strong drink and appetite for jollity will be well attended as we pour a menu of classics featuring brandy & absinthe from our fellow “scofflaws”, Copper & Kings DistilleryBaltimore Swing Drop sets the mood with live jazz from bebop to jazz Manouche. BBG & fellow industry comrades drink with 25% off their bill.

Michele McTierney Presents Seen & Heard Creative Open Mic
7PM – 9PM
Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor by Red Lion
207 E Redwood St, Baltimore
The Seen & Heard Creative Open Mic is a bi-monthly showcase of music and art hosted by Michele McTierney. All musicians and artists are welcome to perform and display their music and art. All kinds of art and music genres are welcome, visual arts, performing arts, music, spoken word, poetry/short stories, comedy and more. The mission of this event is to serve real music and art by home-grown up-and-comers spanning all arts. 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.
Show starts at 7:00pm. There are no reserve spots or pre-booking. Spotsare granted on a first come-first serve basis. The sign-up sheet is available starting at 6:30 pm and each performer/artist can perform/present up to two (2) songs/works or 10 mins (whichever is less). Visual artists can discuss their work and inspiration and/or create a visual piece in front of a live audience. All performers are welcome to bring their merchandise to sell at the event. Whether you are just starting out, are an established artist, industry expert or just an art and music enthusiast, come out to support local talent and experience the amazing creativity of 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

Nate Hook Jam Session
7:30PM – 9PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Born and raised in Texas, Nate Hook’s music embodies the full tone and rich creativity of great horn players from the Lone Star State. Playing saxophone and piano as a youngster, he learned from the top musicians in the Austin community, including Justin Vasquez, Jeff Helmer, Paul White, Tony Campise, and Alex Bohrer, and performed with groups at the University of Texas, The Elephant Room, and other venues. Nate moved from Texas and into the East Coast jazz world when he attended William Paterson University, where he studied with Vincent Herring, Harold Mabern, Bill Mobley, and Bill Goodwin, among others.

Beat the Brewers Trivia
8PM – 10PM
Brewer’s Cask
1236 Light St, Baltimore
Casual trivia with special guests Clown Shoes Beer playing for keeps and $2 tacos!

Homewood by Candlelight
5PM – 8PM
Homewood Museum
3400 N Charles St, Baltimore
Decorated for the holidays with garlands and boxwood by the Homeland Garden Club, Homewood Museum exudes a festive spirit that is best witnessed at the museum’s annual Homewood by Candlelight open house. Glittering candlelight throughout the museum make Homewood appear as it might have in the early 19th century. The reception hall will be filled with the sounds of live music, the museum shop will offer a wide variety of holiday gift-giving ideas for people of all ages, and refreshments will be served in the wine cellar. $8 public; FREE for University Museums members and Johns Hopkins students with ID.
Make Reservations Here

Trivia starts at Shotti’s Point Every Monday
7PM – 9PM
Shotti’s Point
701 E Fort Ave, Baltimore
Starting a brand new weekly trivia night in South Baltimore!!! General knowledge trivia w/ half time challenges and $25 gift certificate to the winning team.

Tuesday, December 6

21st Annual Festive Flavors of Federal Hill
6PM – 10PM
Federal Hill Main Street
42 E Cross St, Baltimore
Please join us for the 21st Annual Festive Flavors of Federal Hill! Festive Flavors is a tasty food and drink tour of Federal Hill bars, restaurants and shops celebrating its 21st year as a Federal Hill tradition. Attendees visit 7 different local businesses throughout the evening to enjoy food, drink and fun! All ticket holders meet at the Cross Street Market at 6 pm, where they receive their itineraries for the evening and meet their group. Groups can have up to 30 people, and each group has a unique route to follow. Beginning at 6:30 pm, groups visit a new establishment every half hour. The first stop is a boutique, gallery or retail business where your group will have the opportunity to look around while enjoying some refreshments. Stops then alternate between “food and drink” and “drink only,” ending with a sweet dessert stop for a total of seven locations throughout the evening.
Buy Tickets Here

Opera Open Mic
7PM – 11PM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
Theme of the evening: “Family F*ckery”. We’re right smack in the middle of the holiday season! And maybe tis the season to gather with individuals you would never talk to if you weren’t forced to. Come listen to singers as they share about dysfunctional families in the opera world. Engage with visual artists as they work on pieces right before your eyes, and support local vendors by checking out their wares! We encourage you to drink, make some noise for the singers that are rocking it, and even bring some bills to tip those performers that really impress you.

The Stoop Die Hard Holiday Show
7PM – 10PM
The Senator Theatre
5904 York Road, Baltimore
Hear true, personal stories about surviving the yuletide season, followed by a screening of “Die Hard” (the ultimate holiday movie)! Cocktails and Live Music by The Swingin’ Swamis
7:30 p.m. Stories from: Melani N. DouglassUmar KhanMark JoynerPeter Clough, and Jackie Parker-smeltzer
9 p.m. Screening of “Die Hard”
Buy Tickets Here

Chef Egg Live: Feast of Baltimore 7 Fishes at The Local Oyster
6:30PM – 9PM
The Local Oyster
520 Park Ave, Baltimore
Join Baltimore’s best culinary entertainer Chef Egg, and Nick Schauman of “The Local Oyster” as they take you on a culinary journey you will never forget. This wacky duo will be cooking the finest offering from the sea while teaching you about the Italian tradition known as the “Feast of 7 Fishes”. The chefs will also give you pro tips on how prepare and host your own feast while learning simple and effective seafood cooking techniques.
Menu
Crispy Fried Anchovies with Garlic Aoli
Poached and Smoked Salmon Rillets
Ciopino w/ Clams and Mussels
Nick’s Broiled Oysters w/ Creamed Spinach
Pan Seared Trout w/ Cashews
Crab Toast with Champagne Cream Sauce
Buy Tickets Here

The Weekend Classic w/ Chris Swartz (full band), Tim Jagielski, Face Value
8PM – ?
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Chris Swartz (FULL BAND)
The Weekend Classic
Tim Jagielski (of Something More)
Face Value

B’More Creatives Glass Blowing Winter Mixer
6:30PM- 9:30PM
McFadden Art Glass
6802 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
Mix and mingle with creative professionals while you try your hand with glass blowing. We’ll be making round orb ornaments, and you’ll learn what it takes to make them from start to finish. Pick your own fun colors and patterns. Walk away with a dazzling ornament that’s perfect for the holiday season. This event is open to the public, perfect for a girls night out or date night with your significant other.
Buy Tickets Here

Santa Claus is coming to Play Café!
6PM – 8PM
Play Cafe Baltimore
3400 Chestnut Ave, Baltimore
Ho Ho Ho!! Santa Claus will be in the house the first two Tuesdays in December from 6-8p. Come have dinner with us and visit with Santa! 34th Street Christmas lights a matter of feet from our door so take a look at those while you’re at it! It doesn’t get much more festive than this! *This is a free drop‐in program, however normal Play Cafe $5 food and beverage minimum applies. Thanks!

Smuttynose Invades Baltimore: Le Garage
6PM – 11PM
Le Garage – Beer Bar & Frites
911 W 36th St, Baltimore
Join us at Le Garage with some special Smuttynose brews and fancy beer cocktails with: Rocky Road, Smistletoe, Ginger Beer, Cherry Weisse, Finest Kind IPA, and Chesnut Saison.

9th Annual O’Donnell Square Lamp Post Lighting Ceremony
5PM – 9PM
O’Donnell Square Park
2917 Odonnell St, Baltimore
Bring the children and join the excitement of the 9th Annual Lamp Post Lighting Ceremony to kick off the 2016 O’Donnell Square Holiday Celebration. RAIN/SNOW/ Or SHINE. Stroll O’Donnell Square while taking in the Festive Sights and Sounds brought to you by the local businesses. Vote on your favorite best decorated Lamp Post and Store Fronts while sipping delicious FREE Hot Chocolate and Coffee! More cheer will be available through Champagne, Irish Coffee, Hot Cider, Special Egg Nog and much more! The National Anthem will be performed by Tim Konig at 5:55 pm. Caroling and live festive music by: Cara Kelly and the Tell Tale. SANTA CLAUS will make his annual debut following the Lighting of the Lamps at 6:15 pm sharp followed by even more surprises for the children including a photo booth. Home brewers will battle it out for bragging rights by offering flights of homebrews for donations. Your $ is your vote! Proceeds to benefit the Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation.

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Christmas with Choral Arts
7:30PM – 9:30PM
Baltimore Basilica-America’s First Cathedral
409 Cathedral St, Baltimore
Baltimore celebrates the yuletide season with Baltimore Choral Arts! Music Director Tom Hall leads the Full Chorus and Orchestra in this popular annual holiday program which includes beloved Christmas favorites in the historic setting of The Baltimore Basilica. This year’s program features Ysaye Barnwell from Sweet Honey in the Rock as reader.
Buy Tickets Here

Conversations with Cat
7PM – 8PM
Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor by Red Lion
207 E Redwood St, Baltimore
Catalina Byrd is a native of Baltimore, MD that has been an active community advocate, journalist, and political consultant for over 15 years. In the last 10 years Catalina has been featured on numerous radio and television programs and has hosted 4 radio programs of her own, specifically targeting the engagement of millennials in the voting process. One of few women of color covering politics at her age has always set her apart from her colleagues and has earned her their respect as a voice that can speak to and for many different demographics. Simply put she speaks “the people’s language”. You can listen to Catalina every Monday on WEAA 88.9’s First Edition with Sean Yoes and she frequently appears on Square Off with Richard Sher on WMAR-ABC 2 and News One Now on TV One with Roland Martin.

Cashed Kingdom (RAGE)aholic $tyle
7PM – 10PM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Cashed Kingdom and (RAGE)aholics Entertainment are stoked to present our debut event CASHED KINGDOM (RAGE)AHOLICS $TYLE. Live hip hop, electronic music, local clothing lines and Baltimore’s wildest party crews. $12 advance, $15 day of show. Tickets available through Duck Myers Mtb Ckr Crosby Lawrence or online here.
PERFORMANCES BY: MONEY$HOT, Duck Myers, Phizzals, Rah Black, DJ Fatz, Pe$o, Nick Names, Kameechi, and Dom Castro.
Merch tables featuring (RAGE)aholics, 16 sixteen, Truth Outfitters and more. Do not miss the best new party in Baltimore.

Beauty of Giving: Donation Drive
5:30PM – 8PM
Modern Cook Shop
901 South Wolfe Street (at Thames Street), Baltimore
It’s that time again…the 3rd BEAUTY OF GIVING DONATION DRIVE!
We will ONLY be collecting FEMININE products for WOMEN:  PADS, TAMPONS, PANTYLINERS, *WIPES*
We will only be collecting for MEN: Deodorant, Chapstick, *Wipes*
With your DONATION you will receive: ONE (1) FREE glass of wine, Draft, or daily punch.
Extended HAPPY HOUR: $5 wines, $5. Drafts, $5 daily punch, $5 assorted happy hour small plates. Also, if you would like to grab dinner after the event at MODERN COOK SHOP they are offering 20% off your meal!
Please come out and DONATE! These items especially the feminine products and wipes are very important to because often times these items are not donated or offered at shelters. Donations will be given to individuals in need directly and through homeless shelts and the local churches here in Baltimore. Come out, make a donation, enjoy extended happy hour, & meet some awesome people from around town!

Drinks for a Dryer!
5PM – 9PM
Peabody Heights Brewery, LLC
401 E 30th St, Baltimore
Every day many of Baltimore’s children miss school because they lack one thing: clean clothes. Help us raise money for hookups for a new washer and dryer at Margaret Brent Elementary School by coming to Peabody Heights Brewery Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 5-7. Peabody is generously donating 50% of bar sales to the cause!!!! What better way to spend a Tuesday night than sipping high-quality local brews with your neighbors to benefit kids?!?

Dat Feel Good with Clarence Ward III
9PM – 12AM
Rye Fells Point
1639 Thames St, Baltimore
Clarence H. Ward III is an American saxophonist and Trumpeter. Clarence began studying flute than saxophone at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School the age of 15 under the guidance of one of Baltimore’s greatest educators and trombonist Charles Funn. Under Charles Funn tutelage Clarence Ward III won best soloist awards at 3 jazz festivals throughout his time in high school as well as received a music scholarship to University of Maryland Eastern Shore. After a couple years of college Clarence decided to join the ARMY as a full time saxophonist. Since leaving the army in 2001 Clarence has been a freelance Reedman and Trumpeter. In 2003 and 2004 Clarence entered and won a spot on the HBCU All Star big band representing UMES at the Prestigious IAJE FESTIVAL in Canada and New York. During that time he had a chance to play with jazz greats Jimmy Cobb, Frank Foster, Bobby Watson to name a few. Since than Clarence has toured, recorded with, and/or shared the stage with many great artist in many different genres.

Wednesday December 7

Art Market 2016
Dec 7 at 11 AM to Dec 10 at 6 PM
MICA Art Market
1301 W Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore
At this festive sale, holiday shoppers and collectors can discover work by emerging and established artists and designers just in time for the gift-giving season. Fine art and handmade objects by approximately 275 MICA students, alumni, faculty and staff will be on sale. Original gifts include jewelry, illustrations, paintings, prints, posters, sculptures, mosaics, stationery, T-shirts, ceramics, book arts, toys and wrapping paper. Visitors can talk one-on-one with artists and designers about their work while enjoying the market’s lively atmosphere and supporting the local economy. The event is sponsored by the MICA Alumni Association. A portion of the proceeds goes towards scholarships for MICA students.

Heavy Seas 20 Year Last Hurrah
3PM – 10PM
Heavy Seas Tap Room
4615 Hollins Ferry Rd, Halethorpe
oin us at the Heavy Seas brewery to celebrate the last day of our 20th anniversary! Our Tap Room opens at 3pm — we will have 8 beers on draft, including a special keg of 20 Year Storm (our 20th anniversary ale) saved just for the occasion!

Merriment & Melodies: Family Fun Night & Tree Giveaways
5:30PM – 9PM
Harbor East
Where President Street Meets Aliceanna St, Baltimore
An evening for families and kiddos! Harbor East partners with the go-to resource for Baltimore families – (cool) progeny – for the 5th Annual Milk & Cookies Social! 6-8PM at Courtyard Marriott Harbor East: 1000 Aliceanna Street. RSVP over at (cool) progeny!
– Craft & Activity Fair
– Facepainting
– Balloon Artist
– Appearance by Mrs. Claus
– Milk & Cookies for Kids
– Refreshments & Wine for Parents
– Performance by Children’s Chorus of Maryland – Starting at 6:30PM on Aliceanna Street
Also featuring:
– The Ultimate Tree Giveaway – Spend $200 at Harbor East shops and get a FREE full-sized Christmas Tree from Whole Foods Market, compliments of Harbor East! Show us your receipt at the Harbor East tent to claim your tree. Limited quantities are available.
– 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.

Santa Paws Donation Drive Happy Hour
6PM – 9PM
Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar
1601 Union Ave, Baltimore
BRING AN ITEM, GET A FREE DRINK! Join us on Wednesday, December 7 at Blue Pit BBQ to kick-off the Santa Paws Holiday Donation Drive! Bring an item from our wish list and recieve a FREE drink compliments of our buddies at Blue Pit BBQ. This is a family and group friendly event! Bring your kids, bring your office mates, bring your friends. Food and drink specials from 6 – 9 p.m.

Astronomy on Tap: Bmore – Riffing on Tysons’ Cosmos
6:30PM – 8PM
De Kleine Duivel
3602 Hickory Ave, Baltimore
21+ – Snarky astrophyscists comment on an episode of Neil de grasse Tyson’s Cosmos!

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Ryan Teter/ Asa Kurland(Slow Lights) Vealkunte / Austin Miller
8PM – 11PM
Joe Squared
33 W North Ave, Baltimore
Ryan Teter
Vealkunte
Austin Miller
Asa Kurland
presented by OKAY Recordings

Watch Party! Hairspray at Hotel Indigo Baltimore
7PM – 12AM
Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown
24 West Franklin Street, Baltimore
NBC will be airing the Baltimore famous “Hairspray”. Join us for an evening of celebration, hon! Broadcasting Hairspray with live Hairspray performances by local Drag enthusiasts! Come join us! Drink and Dinner Specials all night!

A Christmas Story: The Musical
8PM – ?
Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center
12 N Eutaw St, Baltimore
A Christmas Story: The Musical
Buy Tickets Here

ThisChristmas : 2nd Annual Toy Drive & Dance Party
9PM – 2AM
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
Last year we teamed up with the UKG Social homie Kenny99 and The Depot to collect toys and women’s hygiene goods to donate to the House of Ruth. We’re doing it again this year & we’ve made some upgrades including a new digital Amazon powered wishlist and Baltimore Scene Secret Santa!

Arthur Moon, Iris Lune, Joseph & The Beasts, Reagan Cats
8:30PM – 1AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Arthur Moon-  http://arthurmoon.com/ https://soundcloud.com/arthurmoonmusic
Iris Lune –  http://www.irislune.com/ https://soundcloud.com/iris-lune
Joseph And The Beasts http://www.josephandthebeasts.com/ https://josephandthebeasts.bandcamp.com/
Reagan Cats https://www.facebook.com/ReaganCats/ https://reagancats.bandcamp.com/

Late Night Skate w/ Insomnia Cookies
8PM – 10PM
Pandora Ice Rink at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
201 E Pratt St, Baltimore
Join us at the PANDORA Ice Rink at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Wednesday December 7th for Late Night Skate with Insomnia Cookies. Skaters will receive ONE Insomnia Cookie with purchase of an ice rink wristband.

Hairspray Live Viewing Party
8PM – 11PM
Five and Dime Ale House
901 W 36th St, Baltimore
Are you planning to watch Hairspray Live next Wednesday? Why not watch with us! We’ll be opening the upstairs bar for an exclusive viewing party, complete with themed cocktails including the Good Morning Baltimore, Don’t Stop the Beet and Let’s Twist Again. Set in the city we all know and love, there’s no better place to watch!

DK The Punisher and Mr 14th present : Big Vibe Party
10PM – 2AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
K The Punisher and Mr 14th present Big Vibe Party

Hairspray Live Watch Party!
7PM – 10PM
The Motor House
120 West North Avenue, Baltimore
LOVE Hairspray? Join Dance & Bmore to watch Hairspray Live on NBC with original cast member and Dance Captain of Hairspray on Broadway – CJay Philip! CJay is hosting a Wednesday watch party at The Motor House. Watch Party admission is FREE but please RSVP so we can save you a seat. Learn the moves and join the party at #HairsprayLiveBaltimore. Refreshments will be available. Want to more than just watch? Come to our Hairspray Community Class this Sunday!

Smuttynose Invades Baltimore: Max’s Pint Night
5PM – 12AM
Max’s Taphouse
737 S Broadway, Baltimore
Join us for an awesome pint night with the whole Smuttynose Crew, featuring these special brews: Rocky Road, Smistletoe, Coffee Brown, Ginger Beer, Granite State Destroyer, Ol’ Grundy Humper, Satchmo, Spoked Peach Short Weiss, + more!!

It’s a cooking class! With Chef Egg & The Local Oyster
6:30PM – 9PM
Mount Vernon Marketplace
520 Park Ave, Baltimore
Join Baltimore’s best culinary entertainer Chef Egg, and Nick Schauman of “The Local Oyster” as they take you on a culinary journey you will never forget. This wacky duo will be cooking the finest offering from the sea while teaching you about the Italian tradition known as the “Feast of 7 Fishes”. The chefs will also give you pro tips on how prepare and host your own feast while learning simple and effective seafood cooking techniques.
Menu
Crispy Fried Anchovies with Garlic Aoli
Poached and Smoked Salmon Rillets
Ciopino w/ Clams and Mussels
Nick’s Broiled Oysters w/ Creamed Spinach
Pan Seared Trout w/ Cashews
Crab Toast with Champagne Cream Sauce
Buy Tickets Here

Mike ‘n’ Ike return to Rye
9PM – 12AM
Rye Fells Point
1639 Thames St, Baltimore
Join guitarist Mike Banham, bassist Ian Rashkin, and drummer James Deshler at Rye in Fells Point – they mix a mean Manhatten, and we had a great time playing there last week – we know you’ll love it! No cover.

Thursday, December 8

❝ Honey? Boon? Tomato Dodgers? Graver? ❞
8PM – 11PM
Reverb
2112 N Charles St, Baltimore
bursting with ecstasy, we shed our clothes and dive into the open fields.
Honey  Pittsburgh’s finest, that heavy heavy brain-stamp http://abandcalledhoney.bandcamp.com/
Boon dc magic-wave, murakami aurialized http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/new-music/boon-your-weight
Tomato Dodgers  venusian sauerkraut rock, extra jeaux http://www.tomatododgers.com/
Graver  out of cigarettes but bursting with ecstacy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owHm4-jVuMM
also featuring special work by ANTIHERO (Midi보이즈)  illuminati aerokinesis

Tail Light Rebellion James Von Lenz Dan Hanrahan & More TBA!
9PM – 1:30AM
Joe Squared
33 W North Ave, Baltimore
Tail light Rebellion (on tour!) https://tail-light-rebellion.bandcamp.com/
Old Bay Thrashers https://oldbaythrashers.bandcamp.com/
James Von Lenz – Bluesy Folk  https://m.soundcloud.com/jamesvonlenz
Dan Hanrahan http://www.danhanrahan.net/

Kickin Valentina in Baltimore
7PM – ?
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Kickin Valentina
Delirium Tremenz
Love in Vein
Radio Monkey

Daisyhead, Capstan, watermedown, Wvnder and Caraway at Sidebar
8PM – 12AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
https://daisyhead.bandcamp.com/
Capstan(FL) https://capstan.bandcamp.com/
WATERMEDOWN(Equal Vision Records) https://watermedown.bandcamp.com/
WVNDER(MD, New album “Precipice” out now) https://wvnder.bandcamp.com/
Caraway(MD) https://soundcloud.com/carawaymusic
Buy Tickets Here

Ms Sara at Corner Bar
9PM – 12AM
Corner Restaurant and Charcuterie Bar
850 W 36th St, Baltimore
Three sets of Ms. Sara! No Cover! Drink Specials!

The Mother Load Episode 4 – Death and Christmas
8PM – 11PM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
Mother Goose, Bigfoot, Grace, and a whole gaggle of friends return for an all-new episode of The Mother Load! This month’s theme: Death and Christmas! Is it about Death? Maybe it’s about Christmas! $10 at the door!

Queerology Goth Ball
7PM – 2AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Artistland presents QUEER-OLOGY, voted Baltimore’s City Paper Best Queer party 2016 2nd Annual Goth Ball. The Goth Ball features the hottest LGBTQ friendly DJs and live performances! QUEER-OLOGY caters to the LGBTQ community by providing an evening of LGBTQ culture and entertainment. The 2nd annual Goth Ball attracts goth fans and music lovers from across the city and brings the ghouls and gals out in their best dressed goth attire!

The “REVOLUTIONARY COSTUME” Party!!
9:30PM – 1AM
Golden West Cafe
1105 W 36th St, Baltimore
Join Stillpointe Theatre and Golden West Cafe as we bring to you a night of just plain fun, in CELEBRATION of Stillpointe Theatre’s recent expansion and our INAUGURAL show in the NEW space, GREY GARDENS : THE MUSICAL. Stillpointe will receive a percentage of BAR SALES between 9:30pm and 1:00am, so make sure you come festive and ready to drink! Costume prizes for the best “REVOLUTIONARY COSTUME FOR TODAY” as well as performances from our upcoming production, GREY GARDENS , opening January 12th in STATION NORTH.

DEADcember: Gettin Weir’d
8PM – 1:30AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Celebrate DEADcember with us at The 8×10 hosted by Gettin’ Weir’d!

Ladies of Hampden Calendar
7PM – 9PM
Atomic Books
3620 Falls Rd, Baltimore
Justin Tsucalas, the photographer behind the Boys of Hampden Calendar, and Nikki Verdecchia, owner of NV Salon Collective, will be giving a brief talk and presentation about the making of this new calendar project. 100% of the proceeds benefit The Hampden Family Center.

Painted Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus Crab Shell Ornament
6:30PM – 9PM
Bad Decisions
701 S Bond St, Baltimore
Come hand paint these crab shells, straight from the Chesapeake Bay, to give your holiday décor a touch of Baltimore! You’ll receive 2 crab shells to paint Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. Our art teacher will walk you through step by step, with a few tricks along the way. Aren’t they are darling?! Shells measure small to medium in size and will include a loop to hang on a tree. Make these a holiday gift, or pair them together in your own home! Bad Decisions, a great local bar, has just moved into a new location in Fells Point! Drinks will be available to order all evening! You are welcome to bring snacks (no food available).
Limited Crab Shells available, so reserve your seat quick! Tis’ the season … come be jolly with us! Buy Tickets Here

Pho Eating Competition
8PM – 10PM
Saigon Today
700 S Potomac St, Baltimore
It’s time for our 3rd Pho Eating competition!!! We switched things up a bit this go around. We are going to be doing this competition relay style. Teams of four, including at least one female member, will compete in sake bomb flip cup, and eating a half portion of pho minus the meat. It’s 25 dollars per team to enter, with 5 dollars going to charity. The 4 teams to finish first will receive prizes, trophies, and a gift card plus $50 dollar bar tab.  We have limited space available. 12 teams will be able to compete. Please get your team registered by Dec 1st. Contact Saigon Today to register your team.

Spirits Tasting: Single Malt Scotch
6PM – 8PM
BIN 604 Wine Sellers
604 S Exeter St, Baltimore
Join us for a night of high octane fun as we traipse and taste through the crown jewel of malt whiskey. We will be showcasing a range of rere single malts from all over Scotland. Tickets are $35 with a $25 store credit towards featured bottles. Buy Tickets Here

Thursday Night Trivia – December Edition
7PM – 9:30PM
Peabody Heights Brewery, LLC
401 E 30th St, Baltimore
Topic: General Knowledge of the Universe

Holiday Wish Drive
5PM – 7PM
Mt. Washington Tavern
5700 Newbury St, Baltimore
Join Ed Norris of 105.7 The Fan for our annual holiday wish drive supporting the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital. Bring a gift from the wish list and enjoy Baltimore’s best happy hour! To see what the kids want visit http://www.mwph.org/donate/wish-list

Adam Lee, Robert “Fireball” Mitchell, Rock Baker at The Depot
7PM – 12AM
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
Ameripolitan Award-nomintated songwriter Adam Lee appearing at The Depot in Baltimore in support of his brand new album ‘Sincerely, Me.’ Also featuring Robert “Fireball” Mitchell and Rock Baker.

Troll Tribe @ Myth And Moonshine
8PM- 12AM
Myth and Moonshine
2300 Boston St, Baltimore
Jason and Matt come back to myth and Moonshine December 8th! Come see Troll Tribe as an acoustic duo as we finally discover the truth behind the myth… it’s Moonshine. Moonshine. Either way come join us for a fun night of music!

Flying Dog & Otterbein Pairing
10AM – 12AM
Five and Dime Ale House
901 W 36th St, Baltimore
Will you be joining us for our Flying Dog Brewery & Otterbein’s CookiesPairing? It’s one of the best ways to welcome the holiday season! The tasting will run all day, while supplies last. Here’s what you’re in for:
Raspberry Leaf Ale – Bright and fruity raspberry meets notes of steeped tea, making this a perfect – pairing with Otterbein’s Lemon Sugar Cookie
Horchata Lager – Cinnamon and vanilla dominate with a sweet, yet clean, finish making this a perfect – pairing with Otterbein’s Sugar Cookies
Christmas IPA – Resinous and citrus hop character meets bright spruce, making this a perfect – pairing for Otterbein’s Orange White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Baltic Porter – Complex notes of fig, dark chocolate, and subtle smoke make this the perfect – pairing for Otterbein’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

An Ever Green Evening Winter Exhibitions Opening Party
6PM – 8PM
Evergreen Museum & Library, Johns Hopkins University
4545 N Charles St, Baltimore
Join us at our annual holiday party, featuring creatively themed seasonal decorations, after-hours viewing of the period rooms, a silent auction of original, local artwork, and live music in the mansion! The event marks the opening celebration of five new special exhibitions, and guests are invited to mingle with the curators and exhibiting artists of:
“SEVENTEEN MEN: Portraits of Black Civil War Soldiers” featuring art by Art Loves History-Shayne Davidson
“FROM BERLIN TO BALTIMORE: Dadaist Drawings by George Grosz”
“SERPENTINE SIDEWALK: The Art of Patricia Rawlings”
“DESCRIBE THIS: The Evolution of Recording Evergreen’s Treasures”
“PHOTOGRAPHS AND TEXT: The Art of the Narrative”
Festive fare will be served, a festooned period sleigh will serve as the perfect backdrop for your own photographic memories, and the museum shop will be filled with unique gift ideas and fresh greens harvested from Evergreen’s extensive grounds.
Buy Tickets Here

Art by Barton Charlie Barton: Art Show Opening
6PM – 8PM
Cardinal Tavern
901 S Clinton St, Baltimore
Drop by Cardinal Tavern on Thursday December 8, 2016 from 6-8pm!! Cardinal Tavern is excited to partner with Frederick, MD’s Flying Dog Brewery & Baltimore, MD’s Old Line Spirits to debut and unveil Baltimore, MD Artist Charlie Barton’s Artwork upstairs! Light Hors d’oeuvres, Flying Dog Beer, & Old Line Spirits Whiskey Samples will accompany Mr. Barton’s Artwork! Just in time for Christmas, some of his Art by Barton Pieces will be available for Purchase. These will make an incredible Gift for your Special Someone this Holiday Season! As always our Thursday Night Weekly Food Specials Drop will also be taking place. We’d Love to see you Here!!  http://www.artbybarton.com/

Friday, December 9

Bourbon County Happy Hour
3PM – 7PM
World of Beer – Baltimore
1724 Whetstone Way, Baltimore
Join us for a Friday Happy Hour with Goose Island. We will be featuring IPA, Sofie, and the famous Bourbon County Stout all on draft!

A Soulhouette Session with Maya Elizabeth
8PM – 9PM
Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor by Red Lion
207 E Redwood St, Baltimore
Maya Elizabeth is on a mission to share songs that reflect healing, truth & love. She believes we all possess gifts we’re responsible for using to uplift others. Maya began songwriting when she was 6. The practice has become her therapeutic release, and she feels burdened to encourage others with her thoughts & sound. Maya’s work results from her experiences, her struggles, and intimate conversations with God, whom she acknowledges as her source of life, hope and truth. Frustrations like perfectionism, low self-esteem, and anxiety inspire Maya’s substantive, thought provoking, original lyrics, complimented by her raw, soulful sound. She hopes to relay her story through song to encourage others who may be experiencing similar doubts about their worth and their purpose. To launch the Maya Elizabeth Music movement, the young, independent, inspirational-soul artist has worked with long-time mentor, friend and producer Robert Levine to release two powerfully uplifting singles and a heart-wrenching music video. Her first two singles, ‘Come Ye’ and ‘The Anthem (Say Oh),’ preview her debut album entitled, ‘Soulhouette: This is M.E.’ (2016). To learn more about her music and how you can support her art, visit www.mayaelizabethmusic.com

The Emo Nite Before Christmas
9PM – 2AM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
It was the Ninth before Christmas…..You guys surprise us more and more everytime with your energy. We will be back at Ottobar in a few short weeks. Grab your tickets, grab your santa hat and lets all rage holiday style.  This time we are also partnering with Toys For Tots to donate NEW, UNWRAPPED toys! Bring your new and unwrapped toy to get a raffle ticket to win tickets to Bayside and Hawthorne Heights at The Ottobar 12/21/16 and tickets to the next Emo Nite in January!

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‘My Boo’ – 1996 Dance Party w/ DJ Mills
9PM – ?
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
DJ Mills spins hip-hop & RnB classics from 1996! Aaliyah, Blackstreet, Jay Z, The Fugees, Outkast, Lil Kim, & more!

The Streams, VIV, Through the Wake, & more!
7PM – 12AM
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
We wrangled up an EXCELLENT rock lineup for our final Metro Gallery show of the year!
The Streams , Violence in Vanity , Through The Wake , Old Eastern , and Fast As Lightning
Buy Tickets Here

The Mostly Dead, Pandas, and Queen Wolf
9PM – 12AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Pandas https://pandas.bandcamp.com/album/brahe
The Mostly Dead https://themostlydead.bandcamp.com/
Queen Wolf https://queenwolf.bandcamp.com/
Buy Tickets Here

Todd Marcus Quintet plays music of Baltimore
8PM – 10:30PM
Single Carrot Theatre
2600 N Howard St, Baltimore
Todd Marcus – bass clarinet
Paul Bollenback – guitar
Bruce Barth – piano
Eliot Seppa – bass
Eric Kennedy – drums
New quintet music by bass clarinetist/composer Todd Marcus written to capture elements of his west Baltimore neighborhood where the death of community member Freddie Gray in April 2015 led to the city’s subsequent civil unrest.  As a musician who has also worked as a community activist in his neighborhood for 20 years (at his nonprofit Intersection of Change), Marcus’ new compositions seek to portray both the challenges and strengths of his community and find beauty in each.
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Western Blot album release party at Reverb
9PM – 12AM
Reverb
2112 N Charles St, Baltimore
Western Blot http://westernblot.bandcamp.com/
Adjective Animal https://adjectiveanimalus.bandcamp.com/
Copper Marmalade

Defenders / the Living Deads / Early American
8PM – 11PM
Joe Squared
33 W North Ave, Baltimore
Rock ‘n’ roll & the best Pizza in Baltimore. Doors at 8:00. $7 cover. Nuff said.
DEFENDERS (Album Release!) https://www.facebook.com/defendersbandonline
THE LIVING DEADS https://www.facebook.com/thelivingdeads/
EARLY AMERICAN https://www.facebook.com/earlyamericanbaltimore

Duffy’s Cut, The Bo Deadlys, & The Stents
8PM – 1AM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
MrKnuckleSandwich Booking and Unmutual Productions present:
Duffy’s Cut‘s sound is British invasion and Motown with broken glass and baseball bats. They manage to wear their American soul, Brit invasion, punk and Oi! influences on their sleeve while, somehow, creating a sound that is as unique as it is infectious.
The Bo Deadlys play loud, fast, relentless rock and roll. 
The Stents were formed from a mutual love of obscure, dusty music and going bananas while playing live whenever and wherever possible. They play a mix of garage rock, power pop, surf and stuff that jangles. Heavy beats, fuzz guitars, harmonies and feedback are the weapons they employ.

Salem, Secrets She Kept, Lustravi, The Owls ANWTS
8PM – 12AM
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
An eclectic blend of tranditional, black, death and ritual noise metal. Don’t miss it! $10.
Salem Band (Freeland, MD)
Secrets She Kept (Tampa, FL)
Lustravi (Panama City, FL)
The Owls Are Not What They Seem (York, PA)

Club Orbit
8PM – 10PM
Zissimos Bar
1023 W 36th St, Baltimore
Acts: Moonbot, Bell Curved, The Debate, Ian Salyers, Elizabeth Fulton, Mike Moran
Host: Mike Moran
The countdown begins! Prepare from some out-of-this-world comedy every second Friday…hosted by house team Moonbot! First, we’ll blast off with standup from host Mike Moran, DC’s Elizabeth Fulton, and Project performer Ian Salyers, then start the improv with political scuffle The Debate! After the break, we’re soaring with a set from DC indie team Bell Curved, then ascending into the reaches of outer space with house team Moonbot! Tickets: $5 cash at the door, or online up until 7:30 PM the day of the show. This show is presented by Charm City Comedy Project upstairs at Zissimos Bar.

Gbaazk Art for Animals 2016
7PM – 10PM
E.M.P. Collective
307 W Baltimore St, Baltimore
Join us for an evening of live animals, live performances, and silent auctions featuring artwork created or inspired by resident animals from the Maryland Zoo and National Aquarium. All proceeds benefit the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (GBAAZK). GBAAZK fosters environmental stewardship amongst Baltimore’s zoo and aquarium professionals.

Zach Deputy at The 8×10
8PM – 11PM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Connect with Zach Deputy http://www.zachdeputy.com/
Buy Tickets Here

Swing and Samba music at the Escape Artists Gallery
8PM – 11PM
The Escape Artists
827 North Charles St., Baltimore
Swing ‘n’ Samba, one of Baltimore’s most popular bands of street entertainers, brings the busk inside for their first concert at Mt. Vernon’s Escape Artists Gallery. Bob Jacobson (sax & clarinet) and Michael Spittel (guitar) play not only swing and samba but blues, jazz waltzes, ballads and more. Michael is in his sixth year of playing weekly solo guitar at Gertrude’s at the BMA. Bob led a trio for eight years at Donna’s Café. Swing ‘n’ Samba will play two sets. Light refreshments will be served during intermission. Suggested donations are $5 for students, $8 for Baltimore Jazz Alliance members and $10 general.

Loop Dreams II • Precolumbian, Trillnatured, Ducky Dynamo, Jacq Jill
9PM – 2AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Loop Dreams is an accessible experience featuring technically skilled femme, non-binary, & queer DJs, curated by Trillnatured. Join us on Friday, December 9th at The Crown!
Precolumbian • [https://soundcloud.com/precolumbian]
Trillnatured • [https://www.mixcloud.com/jessicahyman75/]
Ducky Dynamo • [https://www.facebook.com/duckydynamo/]

Federal Hill’s Moonlight Madness
7PM – 12AM
Federal Hill Main Street
42 E Cross St, Baltimore
Join us for holiday festivities and great local shopping! We kick off at 7:30 pm with our tree lighting and visit from Santa. Afterwards, stroll the business district and cross some shopping off of your list! Participating shops and galleries stay open until midnight and offer progressive discounts throughout the evening. Watch for strolling musicians, too! And, stop by Federal Hill Main Street for FREE gift wrapping and light refreshments. It’s a Federal Hill tradition!

Carousel Kings / Knockout Kid / Count To Four / Fadest / Banter / Changeove
7PM – 12AM
The Raven Inn
8636 Loch Raven Blvd, Baltimore
Get ready for the show you have been waiting for! Carousel Kings, Knockout Kid, and Count To Four; The easycore invasion continues at The Raven Inn December 9th with Fadest, Banter, and Changeover! Doors @ 7, $10.00 Cover
In Your Face Booking Presents: Carousel KingsKnockout KidCount To FourThe Great Heights BandFadestBanter, and Changeover.

Under $500
7PM – 10PM
Maryland Art Place
218 W Saratoga St, Baltimore
Maryland Art Place invites you to join us at our fourth annual “Under $500” affordable art sale this December!  join us for a first-come, first-served opportunity to purchase affordable and original works of art. The event will feature the work of Baltimore and surrounding area artists at a price point of $500 or less. Purchase work at any point throughout the evening and take home that night! The sale continues through Saturday, December 10. Guests can expect to mingle with other artists, collectors, patrons and general art enthusiasts at the event with an open wine and beer bar, along with light tastings with a holiday twist. Tickets for admission are $30 at the door, or $25 presale through MissionTix. Tickets to Under $500 gain you free admission to Spin & Sell: Print and Vinyl Bazaar in the MAP Underground the same night!

Saturday, December 10

Breakfast with Santa
9AM – 12PM
Sláinte Irish Pub and Restaurant
1700 Thames St, Baltimore
Join us for:
– Free Breakfast for kids (7 and under)
– Complimentary photo with Santa
– Christmas crafts for kids

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Sock Monkey Saturday!
10AM – 2PM
American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Hwy, Baltimore
FREE, but please bring 2 pair (clean & colorful) SOCKS & your own SCISSORS! Don’t let the holidays drive you BANANAS! Relax by making your very own Sock Monkey—a great last-minute gift, and just something fun to do with the family. AVAM’s huge sock monkey making extravaganza is FREE to attend, but you must bring your own socks: 2 pair, clean & colorful (1 for your monkey and 1 to donate), and scissors to participate. Instructions, stuffing, sewing needles, thread, visionary baubles and camaraderie will be provided. Location: 3rd floor of AVAM’s Jim Rouse Visionary Center.

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. FREE admission.

Poinsettia Sale
10AM – 1PM
Cylburn Arboretum Association
4915 Greenspring Ave, Baltimore
Join us in the Greenhouse Classroom from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm for our poinsettia sale. You will be able to purchase a variety of poinsettias, decorated wreaths, table arrangements, and other winter decorations. All proceeds will benefit the Cylburn Arboretum Association.

Pet Photos with Santa
12PM – 2PM
Maryland SPCA
3300 Falls Rd, Baltimore
Join 93.1 WPOC‘s Laurie DeYoung for a holiday pet drive for the pets at the Maryland SPCA and for community project, Kibble Connection. Bring an in-kind and/or $5 donation to have your pet’s photo taken with Santa! Also featuring Give-a-Ways, Music and our Flea-Less market of pet items!

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Ring in the Holidays at The Senator!
10AM – 1PM
The Senator Theatre
5904 York Rd, Baltimore
It’s that WONDERFUL time of the year! Join us on Saturday morning for our ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE to benefit the GEDCO CARES Food Pantry!
Featuring Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life(1946 | 130min | DCP)
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.
Admission is FREE. Suggested donation of at least $5 worth of non perishable food items to be collected by GEDCO in our rotunda lobby the morning of the show. Seating is first come first served! Doors open at 9am.

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.

Makers Market
11AM – 6PM
The Downtown Cultural Arts Center
401 N Howard St, Baltimore
The best kind of gifts are made from the heart. Join 2 floors of artiists, crafters, fashion designers, and other creations made by hand. Dj Bside bringing out the oldies and goodies. Interactive drum circle brought to you by Rhythm Key , a group of grassroots men, women and children using sound and music as a means of healing.  Make n’ Take Crafts Center (Get Crafty!) Food Trucks/Vendors! Santa! Kids Activities! Adult beverages available to round out your shopping experience.

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4th Annual Art Market
12PM – 6PM
Current Space
421 N Howard St, Baltimore
Current’s 4th Annual Art Market in support of local artists and friends. No gallery commission, no table fees, no bullsh!t.Come buy art directly from the artists, meet the person behind the work, and support them by buying art for yourself, or someone special. Come hungry Patrick Caulfield will be selling his hearty winter stew.

Bmore Into Comics Issue #11
1PM – 7PM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
Local comics creators gather to show/sell their books, art, and give talks on comics, writing, and process. Come get a drink and chat with your local creatives! Free and open to all ages!

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Children’s Holiday Spectacular!
3PM – 4PM
Baltimore Musicales
5802 Roland Ave, Baltimore
Join us for a fun and interactive program of holiday favorites sung by our local professionals, and enjoy sweet treats with the artists following the show. www.baltimoremusicales.org

Tool Shed Play Party Workshop!
2PM – 4PM
Baltimore Free Farm
3510 Ash St, Baltimore
Come out and learn about traditional play parties! The Tool Shed will walk you through some play party games. Play parties are a low impact way of gathering for a dance-like experience with family and friends. Clapping, Singing, swinging, skipping! Learn the fun of a play party! Entrance by donation. OKAY Recordings will also have their button making supplies on hand! each child can draw one free button design! or cut one out of our selection of magazines.

3rd Annual Baltimore Krampuslauf
4PM – 7PM
De Kleine Duivel
3602 Hickory Ave, Baltimore
Join us for mirth, merriment and mayhem at the 3rd annual B MOre Krampuslauf! This is an organic particapatory event! Please come prepared to join the mirth and madness and leave the spectating to the bystanders. There is no wrong outfit/costume. It’s great to see the different variations everyone comes up with. Ask if you want advice. We’re all in this together., and everyone is happy to help. It’s fun to help! The first year we had about 40 people, last year we had over 250. What will 2016 bring? We will start at De Kleine Duivel and head to the Miracle on 34th St again. HOWEVER this year we will make a full loop and head back to DKD for the wild rumpus! (DKD is allowing us to leave personal belongings there while we spread joy & terror through the streets). There will be several stops to regale the citzenry with Krampus Karols along the route. And there wil be a reading of the Official Naughty List this year -and a mobile spanking station to go along with it. How bad have you been? We will let you know details about the list soon. The Charmery will be making a special ice cream flavor again! WIll it be Stollen Children again or a Black & blueberry, or….. We’ll find out! The B More Krampuslauf is a family friendly event, at least until we’ve been back at DKD for a while. We often give out trinkets and candy to children as well as scaring the stuffing out of ’em.

A BIG Reunion: Return of the Tall Guy
7PM – 8PM
Single Carrot Theatre
2600 N Howard St, Baltimore
Jon Ulrich (aka “That really tall thin guy”) performed with the Baltimore Improv Group between 2010 and 2015 on various teams and projects. Cincinnati lovingly borrowed him from Baltimore’s tender arms, but this December brings tidings of good cheer: Jon is headed back to Baltimore – and he’s bringing friends!
Act 1 will be feature a mishmash of Jon and a few of his old buddies from BIG.
Act 2 will feature “Love Square”, the Coincidence Improv house team featuring Jon and CI Co-Founder, Colin Thornton. They’ll get an audience-inspired destination and take a road trip through emotional honesty and playful absurdity. Buckle up as they explore the full extent of the journey, no matter where it leads.

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Baltimore Songwriter Showcase Presented by Michele McTierney
7PM – 11PM
Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor by Red Lion
207 E Redwood St, Baltimore
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. Whether you are just starting out, are an established artist, industry expert or an audiophile and music enthusiast, come out to support local talent and listen to some great music!

About Face Exhibition Opening
6PM – 8PM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
Featuring: Amy Sherald, Rozeal, Tim Okamura, & Ebony Patterson.  About Face turns its attention to underrepresented communities, historically marginalized by the genre of portraiture, combining Amy Sherald’s portraits with a selection of the nation’s best young contemporary figurative artists. Each artist in the exhibition tackles stereotypes of race in different ways. Amy Sherald paints the flesh of her subjects in grayscale to remove specific connotations of skin tone and race while dressing them in a manner that contradicts the roles and stereotypes historically associated with black culture. Rozeal addresses the use of black face and the crinkling of hair in Japanese culture to make subjects appear more African. Her paintings also update the classical look of Japanese woodcuts from the Edo period with contemporary western settings. Tim Okamura juxtaposes the rawness and urgency of street art with realism to create an accessible visual language through portraiture. Jamaican artist Ebony G. Patterson creates highly embellished, collaged, and appliquéd tapestries, as well as photographic prints of human forms.

Weenie Wonderland Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise
7PM – 10PM
The Black-Eyed Susan – Baltimore’s Authentic Paddlewheel Dinner Boat
2600 Boston St, Baltimore
Can you figure out WHODUNIT ?
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A Holiday Under the Big Top: Student Showcase!
7PM – ?
Mobtown Ballroom
861 Washington Blvd, Baltimore
In the Dark Circus Arts – Baltimore’s Learning Center for Circus Arts presents their Holiday Student Showcase. Our courageous students are bringing in the holidays with a spectacle that is sure to get everyone in the spirit. They will be performing amazing acts on the aerial fabrics, lyra, trapeze and sling along with cyr and German wheel. Come out and and see what Baltimore’s most fun and fascinating group of people do with their recreational time!
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Monster Comedy
8PM – 10PM
Zissimos Bar
1023 W 36th St, Baltimore
Acts: Waiting For Steinberg, Banana Phone, CHIT CHAT, Eric Glaeser, Scott Seiss, Elizabeth Norman. Host: Elizabeth Norman
We’re planning one monster night at the Project! Join us for this epic monthly show with some of the best and biggest acts we can find. First, we’ll have some ground-shaking standup from host Elizabeth Norman, Project performer Scott Seiss, and Bmore favorite Eric Glaeser, followed by some killer improv/sketch from talk show Chit Chat. After the break, we’ll have a crushing set from house team Banana Phone, then get carried away by Project short form troupe Waiting For Steinberg!
Tickets: $5 cash only at the door, or online up until 7:30 the night of the show. This show is presented by Charm City Comedy Project upstairs at Zissimos Bar in Hampden.

Mongoloidian Glow ,Rodney Henry, Tail Draggers, amber Diamond
9PM – 1AM
Reverb
2112 N Charles St, Baltimore
Mongoloidian Glows latest cd “fatal Attraction” (Manta Ray Records) Pure Esoteric Rock! with Rodney Henry- rocks out solo style doing his rockabilly favorites ,The Taildraggers- Garage rock romanticists and Amber Diamond’s rockin’ Ukulele and comedic tales………Its gonna be a big party with cd’s and make your own t-shirts for sale as well as some samples of Rodney’s “Dangerously Delicious pies” to savor through out the night…..come have some fun with all of us!!!

Night Birds with WarXGames, Joe Biden & Braceface
7PM – 11PM
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
Unregistered Nurse Booking presents: Night Birds, WarXGames, Joe Biden – band, and BraceFace! Night Birds is comprised of four thoroughly modern morons from the New Jersey shore and Brooklyn, NY. After one listen it will only seem right that these guys spawn from the same state that brought you such class acts as the Misfits and Adrenalin OD. This high-octane surf-inspired punk rock band formed in the spring of 2009 following the demise of bassist Joe Keller’s band, The Ergs! While they take cues from the greats of 1980’s hardcore/punk bands like the Circle Jerks, Zero Boys, and Adolescents, they still manage to keep it new and fresh and consistently take it to that next level. To date, the band has released three 7″ EPs as well as their 2011 debut album, The Other Side of Darkness on Grave Mistake Records (with a new 7″ and LP just around the corner!), as well as playing nearly 200 shows all over the United States, Canada, and Europe. If you like Seinfeld, pizza, horror movies, or any combination of the three, Night Birds may be your new favorite band.
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‘The Second Saturday S#!t Show’ – 4 Year Anniversary Show
7PM – ?
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
It’s hard to believe The Second Saturday S#!t Show has been bringing the best comics from near and far to the Ottobar’s upstairs for 4 YEARS!! SSSS founders Kim Ambrose & Mike Quindlen will be co-headlining this special event! SSSS vets Dark Mark, Umar Khan, Ryan Neser, Peter Muth, & Donnie Sengstack round out the bill! Special guest host…Josh Kuderna

Rattlewood Live @ The Sidebar w/ Olyver James and Rosemary Stretch
9PM – ?
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Please join us and our friends Olyver James and Rosemary Stretch in downtown Baltimore at The Sidebar!

Pride & Shame LIVE! Record-release!
9PM – 12AM
Joe Squared
33 W North Ave, Baltimore
Come to the debut performance (and record-release) of Pride & Shame – a new band featuring members of The Frauds, Meshugenah, The Beatings, & Pianowire
Pride & Shame are:
– Radim Vysotsky – Drums
– Rick Bowman – Bass
– Jon Friedland – Guitar
– Keith Kellner – Guitar
– Willa Fan – Keyboards
– Larry Electric (William Wright) – Robot Vocals

Mr. Seaweed, Captain Morris at Ryleigh’s Oyster Bar Mt Vernon
8PM – 11PM
Ryleigh’s Oyster Mount Vernon
1225 Cathedral St, Baltimore
Artists Compound presents:
Mr Seaweed!! http://www.facebook.com/Misterseaweed/
Captain Morris!!! http://www.facebook.com/captainmorrismusic/
An Evening Of Magic To Benefit The Chesapeake Bay. $5 Donation Appreciated

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80’s Night – Holiday Edition at the Ottobar
9PM – 2AM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
80’s Night – Holiday Edition with DJ Fun Billy! Dance the night away to all of your favorites from the best era for music! We will be giving away tix to the Girlfriend In A Coma – Tribute to Morrissey & The Smiths show on 1/7 at the Ottobar. Doors @9pm – NO COVER and $3 Drinks til 10:00. $6 cover after. See you on the dancefloor!

Depth Perception Presents: TRUTH (Special 2 Hour Set)
8PM – 1:45AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Depth Perception is an exploration into the depths of electronic music in celebration of our diversity and roots as well as our vast future ahead.
TRUTH – Sonic architects of songs with an emotional heft as heavy as the subwoofer rupturing basslines that underpin their work, Truth are one of New Zealand’s finest creative exports. Respected across the globe, since inception several years ago, Truth (Andre Fernandez and Tristan Roake) have, as both world-class producers and party-rocking DJs, cut a clear pathway through the international dubstep scene. TRUTHDUBSTEP.com
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DJ Mills Goodbye 2016 Dance Party
9PM – 2AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
DJ Mills – Goodbye 2016 Dance Party. Let’s face it this year has sucked (Donald Trump??!!?)
Come dance the pain away with classic music from everyone we have lost in 2016 (Prince, Bowie, EWF) and the biggest hits of 2016(Beyonce,Kanye,Drake) and get in Formation for 2017.

Hollywood Blanks // lushfarm // the Lovebug Junkies // Copper Marmalade
7PM – ?
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Hollywood Blanks – a once pleasantly folksy band that has entirely lost their way https://hollywoodblanks.bandcamp.com/
lushfarm – candid guitar forward indie homilies from one of the tallest people in the city of Baltimore https://lushfarm.bandcamp.com/
The Lovebug Junkies – fuzzed out howling train derailments from a band with far too many drummers  http://thelovebugjunkies.com/
Copper Marmalade – bizarro organ rock lullabies sung in the highest register a male voice could feasibly reach.

Rock n Roll Holiday Shindig
8PM – 1:45AM
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
Saturday, December 10th, four of Baltimore’s finest rock and roll bands join together for merry and mayhem at TheDepot Baltimore. $5 cover at the door – doors open at 8:00
Featuring:
*High energy classic psych garage punk stylings of The Things
*Raw, gutsy, and in your face 12 Gauge Sunrise
*Original old-school punk rock by DC/Baltimore band Sister Ex
*Tasty jams and grooves of Atomic Motel

FMG Returns to the 1919 Bar
9:30PM – 1AM
1919
1919 Fleet St, Baltimore
FMG will bring the funk Back to the 1919 just in time for the holidays! Come on down and get your holiday cheer on, FMG style!

REHAB 2nd Saturdays wtih SHE Productions
9PM – 2AM
Grand Central Nightclub
1001 N Charles St, Baltimore
Join us for REHAB 2nd Saturdays, Baltimore’s Largest GLBTQ Monthly for the Community and Friends. As always we have our double power hour from 9-11 with $3 rails and domestics. Come out early to enjoy the drink specials and stay late to party.

Sunday, December 11

Wood Carving Demonstration
10AM – 5PM
Calico Cat
2137 Gwynn Oak Ave, Baltimore
The Goodmans will return for their second demonstration of the season on Sunday, December 11. Harold Goodman carves wood and his wife, Anna, hand paints them for beautifully rendered Folk Art Santas. Anna also paints small gourds while Harold provides the lathe work for beautiful old-fashioned ornaments. Did you miss them on Thankgsiving weekend? Well, you can still see and talk to these local artists.

Brunch – Italian Style
11AM – 2PM
Schola
1005 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Although brunch isn’t something you would do while in Italy, we thought it’d be fun to take some of our favorite Italian dishes and adopt them for early morning consumption. Join us in the morning for some coffee and Bomboloni, the classic Italian doughnut fresh from the fryer. We’ll then make eggs poached in tomato sauce on toasted Italian bread rubbed with garlic, the classic breakfast pasta, Carbonara, a tomato & basil frittata, potatoes & pancetta and the classic sweet ricotta pastry in pasta frolla. $49.
Buy Tickets Here

Pit Bulls on Parade – The Holiday Edition
11AM – 1PM
Rash Field
201 Key Hwy, Baltimore, Baltimore
Join B-More Dog to kick off Baltimore’s holiday celebrations with our Holiday Parade! We will show the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland what a REAL pit bull looks and acts like- loyal friend, treasured companion, well-behaved family member. Plus it’s the perfect excuse to show off your dog’s favorite holiday or winter wear! PLEASE sign-up here by “joining” the event no later than Friday, December 9. Email info@bmoredog.org if it’s your first time or with any questions. We’ll meet at Rash Field near the Rusty Scupper. All well-behaved dogs (and people) are welcome! You don’t have to have a pit bull, or even a dog to walk with us! PLEASE: ONE DOG per handler; NO retractable leashes; dogs over 8 months should be altered to attend. Your optional donation to B-More Dog helps support our Wellness Clinic and Humane Education programs.

For the Greater Goods Market: Holiday Edition!
11AM – 4PM
Church & Company
3647 Falls Rd, Baltimore
We launched For The Greater Goods in December, 2015. The idea behind this market is to create an opportunity to bolster our local economy, support other small businesses, have a good time and support a charitable cause! For this market, we will be raising funds for Art with a Heart.
Our Vendors: Wax & Wane Fiber, Dusty Limbs Studio, Hey Thanks Herbal Company, Knits, soy and metal, Station North Tool Library, Lucie’s Designs, TopKNOT Macrame, MIMMELIE, B.Willow, Hvmble Vegan Kitchen, Wanderlust Kids, Wight Tea Company, Pearlswirl Jewelry, Art with a Heart, @lovetoromp, Cory Glasgow, Dust Town Studios, Clare Nicholls, Torn Moon Studios / Arianna Valle Photography, Echotopia LLC, Woven Thoughts, 3angles LLC, Sarah Magida Designs, Ingrained, Gerilyn Lackey, Ann Margaret Ceramics, LulaRoe Julie Truscello, and Loads of Love.

BRB Holiday & Winter Shows
12PM – 6PM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
The Baltimore Record Bazaar, is back!  20+ Vendors selling MUSIC all forms; Vinyl, Tapes, CDs, etc.
+ FREE ADMISSION
+ DRINK SPECIALS / FOOD / DJ’s
+ Featured… Normal’s Books & Records, El Suprimo Records,
Protean Books & Records, Shock Dr. Record Shop, Own Guru,
Joe’s Record Paradise, Wax Atlas, Mystery Sound Recordings, Vinyl Vagabonds, & MORE 😉

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Community Holiday Celebration
12PM – 4PM
The Walters Art Museum
600 N Charles St, Baltimore
Celebrate the winter holidays with music and art-making. Wear your flashiest holiday gear and make personalized cards at the Museum using images from the collection. The Baltimore Baroque Band and the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble will offer a free concert on the Sculpture Court. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

BMORE Creative- Winter Fair
12PM – 5PM
Metro Gallery
1700 N. Charles Street, Baltimore
On Sunday, December 11, join the folks at GOOD VIBES ONLY, BMore Creative Collective & Metro Gallery for our 1st annual Winter Fair- a unique, indoor event featuring art, craft, live music, and artisinal food. Featuring showcasing 30+ local artists, craftspeople, small businesses with an amazing selection of artwork, prints, artisan goods, up-cycled items, natural body products, hand-crafted jewelry, clothing, home decor, small batch food, as well as artists doing demonstrations during the fair.  Free Hot Cider!

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31st Annual Union Square Christmas Cookie Tour
12PM – 4PM
Maryland Library Association
1401 Hollins St, Baltimore
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, We’re telling you why! It’s the 31st annual Union Square Christmas Cookie Tour and Union Square is set to celebrate, big time! The famous Union Square Christmas Cookie Tour began in 1985. Over the years it has raised thousands of dollars for the Union Square community. Annually, households greet more than 300 visitors each season. Visitors are attracted from all over the Washington-Baltimore region and beyond. The Union Square Association takes on many community challenges. Proceeds from the Union Square Association Christmas Cookie Tour support the Association’s upkeep of the Union Square Park, cleanup campaigns, the Bloom Your Block campaign, the Lots of Art Initiative, the Sunday Sounds in the Park music series, the Three on the Third movie series, and representation of the neighborhood in city issues.
Buy Tickets Here

Christmas Bazaar
12PM – 4PM
Waverly Brewing Company
1625 Union Ave, Baltimore
Join us in welcoming a bunch of our good friends with small local businesses for our first-ever Christmas Bazaar! Nothing beats browsing for that perfect gift amongst many great choices by local folks with a brewery-fresh beer in hand! Snake Hill will be on-hand slingin’ sausages from Polish to vegan and if you’re not too shopped-out, stick around for Reggae Spin Cycle from 3-7PM.

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West Elm Pop Up Shop
1PM – 6PM
West Elm (Baltimore)
1301 Dock Street, Baltimore
Please join me to shop original art, prints and holiday items! Lots of artwork and gifts ranging from $15-$100. I’ll be there all day so come by and visit me see my art work in person and check out West Elms gorgeous new location!

Santa Claus Versus Reggae Spin Cycle
3PM – 7PM
Waverly Brewing Company
1625 Union Ave, Baltimore
With November in the rear-view it’s time for Deckin’ the Halls, chestnuts roasting on an open fire and all that jazz… or in this case “all that reggae.” Yes folks, it’s Santa Claus Versus Reggae Spin Cycle, Sunday December 11th at the festive North Pole-esque Waverly Brewing Company! We’ve got stacks of Jamaican Christmas platters to get you in the holiday mood… and we’ve done you good people the service of having separated the wheat from the chaff, so speak. Come on, you know if you have to hear Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” or Mannheim Steamroller one more time you’re gonna lose it… wait until you wrap your ears around those holiday songs, some you know and love done inna reggae style and a bunch of originals that you’ll want to add to your own playlist! Come on down, sample Waverly’s wares and enjoy the joyous vibes! ALSO – the Spin Cycle crew will be accepting canned and other non-perishable food items to help out the good people at the Maryland Food Bank! We wanted to take the opportunity to give back to our hometown and show our love to those in need and we hope you will consider donating to a good cause all while diggin’ on great beer and sweet reggae music!

Handel’s “Messiah”
3PM – 5PM
St. Ignatius Church Baltimore, MD
740 N Calvert St, Baltimore
A Charm City holiday tradition since 1935!
Baltimore’s only period style performance of “Messiah”. Handel Choir and Handel Period Instrument Orchestra.
Brittany Renee Robinson, soprano
Christina Carr, mezzo-soprano
Patrick Cook, tenor
Steven Eddy, bass-baritone
Thomas Hetrick, harpsichord
Arian Khaefi, conductor
TICKETS: $47, $37, $10 students with I.D. Buy Tickets Here

Poe & Poets Poetry Reading Series
2PM – 3PM
Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum / Poe Baltimore
203 N Amity St, Baltimore
What could be better than an intimate reading of Poe in the room he likely used as his bedroom? How about being a guest reader, and get free admission to the museum that day?  Click the ticket link to preregister as a reader, or simply arrive on time to enjoy the special intimate experience that happens each month.

Peabody Renaissance Ensemble
2:30PM – 4:30PM
The Walters Art Museum
600 N Charles St, Baltimore
Peabody Renaissance Ensemble
Mark Cudek, director
Baltimore Baroque Band
Risa Browder and John Moran, directors

A Christmas Story: The Musical
6:30PM – ?
Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center
12 N Eutaw St, Baltimore
A Christmas Story: The Musical
Buy Tickets Here

Winter Warmer: Chai Gift Workshop
7PM – 8:30PM
Juniper Culinary Apothecary
520 Park Avenue, Baltimore
The colder months call for warm tea and thoughtful gifts, and we have put together a special night to combine the two. Join the owner of Juniper, Sarah Acconcia, for a night of tea blending, tasting & gift wrapping. During the workshop, Sarah will teach you about the spices that go into chai tea blends, and you will get to taste a variety of chais. We will make three different chai blends–one traditional, and two made with your choice of “untraditional” ingredients like chili peppers or smoked tea! Once you have made your tea blends, we’ll supply all the goods to wrap, bow and tag your gifts. You’ll get to take home three chai tea blend tins ready to gift away (but we won’t tell if you keep one for yourself!).
The workshop will include:
-All the tools & ingredients to create three 1 ounce chai tea blends and with gift tin, twine, ribbon & tags
-Detailed handout with recipes to recreate your blends, flavor profile & chai info
-A beautiful environment to share, learn and connect with like-minded people
-Additional time for Q & A with Sarah
-A private, VIP shopping experience at Juniper with a 10% off discount for workshop attendees!
Register Here

Arco Belo – Chamber Jazz Sextet
6PM – 8PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Arco Belo is a chamber jazz sextet of strings, percussion and accordion/piano that plays original compositions and arrangements.
Simone Baron, Accordion
Ethan Foote, Contrabass
Anto Meliksetian, Violin
Karl Mitze, Viola
Carol Anne Bosco, Cello
Lucas Ashby, Percussion

Meg Strayer at Ottobar
6:30PM – 10PM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
I’ll be performing at Ottobar on Sunday December 11th with Glass Picks and other guests! Invite your friends and let’s have an amazing time. This is an all-ages show. Tickets are $12 a piece, purchase online.

Uncle Baltimore at 13.5% (Hampden)
6:30PM – 9:30PM
13.5% Wine Bar
1117 W 36th St, Baltimore
Buy some wine. Eat something. Listen to some meticulously rehearsed bluegrass.
Uncle Baltimore –
Pat McAvinue – fiddle
Luke Chohany – guitar
Alex Laquement – bass
Sam Guthridge – banjo

The Lushpockets, Trunkweed, Invincible Summer, Max Muffler
8PM – 12:30AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
THE LUSHPOCKETS AND TRUNKWEED RECORD RELEASE SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Lushpockets (debut album “The Lushpockets” cassette) Thelushpockets.bandcamp.com
Trunkweed (“you are a nice suprise” vinyl/cassette) https://trunkweed.bandcamp.com/
Invincible Summer https://invinciblesummer.bandcamp.com/
Max Muffler https://maxmuffler.bandcamp.com/releases

Simone Baron with Arco Belo
8PM – 11PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Simone Baron, pianist, composer and accordionist will be performing alongside Arco Belo. All ages welcome! $20 for general admission tickets or $10 with a student ID.

Enjoy!

– Lindsey

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