Things to do in Baltimore this week 12/12

Coming to you from the Indianapolis airport as I pray that the snow doesn’t hit before my flight boards. Until then, here is a bunch of fun stuff!

Monday, December 12
A Winter’s Harvest
6PM – 9PM
Waterfront Kitchen
1417 Thames St, Baltimore
Please join us for an intimate evening at Waterfront Kitchen and a 4-course chef’s dinner and wine pairing highlighting the season’s local harvest, to benefit the students of our BUGS (Baltimore Urban Gardening with Students) after-school program.
THE MENU includes:
Course One, Choice of:
Cream of Crab Soup, with local blue crab
Wedge Salad, baby iceberg, caveman blue cheese, pickled shallots, cherry tomatoes, bourbon-glazed lardons, bleu cheese dressing
Course Two: Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
Course Three , Choice of:
Bronzino with creamy polenta, crispy brussel sprouts, royal trumpet mushrooms
NY Strip, baby sweet potatoes, acorn squash, butternut squash puree, and veal jus
Cauliflower “Steak” over a bed of root vegetables
Course Four: Chef’s Seasonal Dessert
Individual Tickets – $125   Sponsored Tables of 6 – $2,000
Buy Tickets Here

CoHosts II: Kimberly Drew & Platform Gallery
7PM – 9PM
Baltimore School for the Arts
712 Cathedral Street, Baltimore
The lecture will begin at 7pm, doors close at 6:45. In 2014, we launched with CoHosts, our inaugural Speaker Series, which was organized with thirteen local commercial, artist-run, and independent galleries. Each gallery responded to a simple question: Who is the one artist or art professional that you want The Contemporary to bring to Baltimore? In 2016-17, we’ve decided to resume the series and have partnered with six artist-run platforms including galleries, spaces, collectives, and festivals. All lectures are free and held at the Baltimore School for the Arts, located at 712 Cathedral Street. The participating cohosts are: Earthseed, First Continent, Penthouse Gallery, Platform Gallery, Terrault Contemporary, and Transmodern Festival.

Dunbar Alumni Jazz Band – Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite
7PM – 9PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
The Nutcracker Suite is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded for the Columbia label in 1960 featuring jazz interpretations of “The Nutcracker” by Tchaikovsky, arranged by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.[1] The album was rereleased on CD in 1990 as part of Three Suites along with Ellington’s reworking of Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite” and “Suite Thursday,” his tribute to John Steinbeck. The original 1960 cover is notable for the inclusion of Strayhorn’s name and picture along with Ellington’s. Led by jazz educator / trombonist Chales Funn, this jazz ensemble, organized in 1995, performs the music of composers Duke Ellington, William Thomas “Billy” Strayhorn, William “Count” Basie, Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire and others. Tickets: $12 in advance/$15 at door/$10 students/$5 Dunbar students. Buy Tickets Here

Meet Kate Voegele & Tyler Hilton!
7PM – 11PM
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
Kate Voegele and Tyler Hilton are coming to the Metro Gallery on December 12th!
Doors Open: 7PM,  Show Starts: 7:30PM, All Ages!, $15 Advance, $17 Day of Show
VIP MEET & GREET PACKAGE: $65
– Early entry into the venue
– Includes private acoustic performance from Kate and Tyler
– Photo op
* Limited Availability
* Must also have ticket to the show
Buy Tickets Here

Beat the Brewers Trivia – Troegs
8PM – 10PM
Brewer’s Cask
1236 Light St, Baltimore
Compete against our friends at Tröegs Brewing Company in a battle of brains! Brewery giveaways and $2 Tacos all night!

BIG University Level 101 Class Performance
7:30PM – 8:15PM
Baltimore Improv Group
2600 N. Howard St., Baltimore
They’ve been learning and studying hard, now come out and support our most recent graduates of Level 101 in their final class performance! We’ve got BIG talent to show off to you. Our most recent round of classes has been working and playing together for weeks. Our Level 101 class taught by Andy McIntyre will take the stage to show off their improv comedy skills! The performance will begin at 7:30 pm at Single Carrot Theatre. Parking is available on the street or in the attached parking lot. Doors open 15 mins prior to curtain. Tickets: FREE, but donations for BIG will be gladly accepted!

Tuesday, December 13

Passengers Happy Hour
5PM – 9PM
Boiler Room Baltimore
27 E Cross St, Baltimore
On Tuesday, December 13th from 5 PM to 9 PM we will be hosting a Happy Hour themed party for the upcoming release of the highly anticipated movie Passengers. Purchase of a beer and shot pairing, a cocktail, or a food item will get you TWO free passes to see the movie screening at AMC Loews White Marsh 16 on December 19th at 7 PM. We have plenty of tickets so come join us and get ready to see one of the biggest releases of 2016.

The Art of Gardening at Chanticleer
7:30PM – 9PM
Cylburn Arboretum Association
4915 Greenspring Ave, Baltimore
Join Chanticleer’s executive director and head gardener William Thomas for a visual tour and behind-the-scenes look at what The Washington Post calls “one of the most interesting and edgy public gardens in America.” Chanticleer is a garden where the staff are the designers, competing with each other and with the horticultural world to make the garden fun, visually exciting and environmentally responsible. Come early to check out our plant raffle and stay for a book sale and light refreshments after the lecture. Members are required to show a current membership card for free admission to lectures. Guests of members also receive free admission. Admission for non-members is $10 at the door.

Café Christmas Party
7PM – ?
Cafe Latte’ Da Fells Point
1704 Aliceanna St, Baltimore
Come celebrate Christmas with your favorite people at the café! BYOB and potluck.

Writers and Words – December Reading
7PM – 9PM
Charmington’s
2601 N Howard St, Baltimore
Friends, we’ve made it: the final month of 2016. Who knows what lies ahead, but at least in a few weeks time, this less than desirable year will be done and dusted. Bring on 2017: let’s do this thing. Let’s celebrate the end of the worst year, by hearing some of the best readers. Check out our kickin’* lineup.  Our readers for December are Mike Ingram, Saida Agostini, Temim Fruchter, and Jaime Fountaine. Thank you Charmington’s, for always being wonderful hosts, and for making wonderful sandwiches. Come out, buy food, hear words, be happy.

A Benefit for the Bell
8PM – 12AM
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
This is a call to action, a cause to party, and a statement that our creative voices will not be silenced by gentrification, politics, or opportunists. Hosted and curated by DDM and Kahlon, The Agency with DJ sets by Dan Deacon and Abdu Ali Performances by Elon,Basement Rap, Bobbi Rush and a reading by Jana Hunter. $7 Doors at 8pm

Down : s1e4 : the gang returns to the [neighborhood]
8PM – 2AM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
Be prepared to have your socks blown off…..
DJ Sets By
Kryptk https://soundcloud.com/kryptksounds
$LDP (GlitterThighs/ GOOD VIBES ONLY) https://soundcloud.com/latoyapeoplesart

A Karaoke Toy Drive
6PM – 9PM
Joe Squared
33 W North Ave, Baltimore
Councilman Brandon M. Scott, Delegate Cory McCray, and Delegate Antonio Hayes invite you to a Karaoke Toy Drive benefiting families of Baltimore City DSS. Donations of new and unwrapped children’s toys accepted.

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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!

The Main Squeeze w. Aztec Sun
7PM – 12AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
THE MAIN SQUEEZE mainsqueezemusic.com Seamlessly blending funk, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, The Main Squeeze promises to keep your body moving with their infectious, feel-good musical gumbo. The Chicago-based band has been winning fans over with their unique musical blend since their formation a few years ago.
AZTEC SUN aztecsunband.com AZTEC SUN is an 8-piece, “Funk with Soul” band that blends a strong sense of groove and eclectic improvisation into their music and live performances. Their upbeat and infectious melodies inspire high-energy, soulful dance parties no matter the venue.
Buy Tickets Here

Wine tasting
7PM – 9PM
Trinacria Italian Cafe
111 W Centre St, Baltimore
Join us for our secondt wine tasting.Sample 6 wines from Italy
Enjoy appetizers and finger food.All wines for sale that evening up to 50%off menu price. Cost is $ 20 with $10 going towards your wine purchase that evening. This will be a fun filled evening of learning, eating and tasting! Call the cafe to reserve and pay for your spot now, space is limited. This event will be another sellout.

Clifton Mansion Tower Lighting and Festival of Trees
6PM – 8PM
Civic Works
2701 Saint Lo Dr, Baltimore
Civic Works is holding our annual Tower Lighting event at our historic headquarters, Clifton Mansion. Join us as we honor our volunteers of the year for their dedication to Baltimore’s communities. The award ceremony will be followed by a reception with food and drinks and of course, the lighting of Clifton Mansion’s 80 foot tower! Don’t miss this opportunity to tour one of Baltimore’s great historic landmarks.

Open Studio
6:30PM – 8:30PM
Local Color Flowers
3100 Brentwood ave, Baltimore
Open Studio is BACK! Want to get better at floral design? thinking about entering Bloom Battle? Looking for a fun night out with friends? Open Studio is a chance to come make a beautiful flower arrangement to take home using flowers, vases and tools provided by Local Color Flowers. This is NOT a formal class. This is time for self directed design with some coaching from our designers if necessary. Adults only please! You can make a wrapped bouquet for $30, a small vase arrangement for $30, a medium vase arrangement for $50 or a large vase arrangement for $75. Please feel free to bring your own vase along if you’d like (pricing is subject to vase size. No need to RSVP! grab your friends, pick up fancy coffee and spend the morning making beautiful things with Local Flowers.

Peabody Student Jazz hosted by Rachel Winder and Mike Gary
6:30PM – 8PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Saxophonist Rachel Winder and Guitarist Mike Gary are joined by Peabody students and alumni and friends — a different collection of artists with each performance!!

Pop Weirdos, Small Axe, Jesse Hoffman, and Dumbcharger(Solo)
8PM- 12AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Pop Weirdos(ATL) http://popweirdos.bandcamp.com/album/alcudia
Small Axe https://small-axe.bandcamp.com/
Jesse Hoffman https://jesseshoffman.bandcamp.com/releases
Dumbcharger(Solo) https://dumbchargerbaltimore.bandcamp.com/

BIG University Level 311 Class Performance
8:30PM – 9:15PM
Baltimore Improv Group
2600 N. Howard St., Baltimore
They’ve been learning and studying hard, now come out and support our most recent graduates of Level 311 in their final class performance! We’ve got BIG talent to show off to you. Our most recent round of classes has been working and playing together for weeks. Our Level 311 class taught by Terry Withers will take the stage to show off their improv comedy skills! The performance will begin at 8:30 pm at Single Carrot Theatre. Parking is available on the street or in the attached parking lot. Doors open 15 mins prior to curtain. Tickets: FREE, but donations for BIG will be gladly accepted!

Wednesday, December 14

Gingerbread House Party at Smaltimore!
8PM – 11PM
Smaltimore- Burgers, Sushi and Craft Beer
2522 Fait Ave, Baltimore
Gingerbread House Party of 2016!!! Join us for some Yuletide fun as we do our second annual gingerbread night! For just $20, you’ll get…
– Gingerbread House
– Your choice of any draft or glass of wine
– Decorations
– CHRISTMAS MUSIC!!
– Contest for best Gingerbread House!
This party will be limited to 50 people.

Siren Fair Hosted By Michele McTierney
7PM – 11PM
Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor by Red Lion
207 E Redwood St, Baltimore
Siren Fair is a monthly showcase featuring local female singer-songwriters and musicians. The mission is promote and support female artists spanning all genres from the Baltimore/DC area. This show brings the music community together and provides 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 female talent and listen to some great music!

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!

Spirit Animal with Nico Yaryan and Softeyes at Metro Gallery
8PM – 11PM
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
Spirit Animal
Nico Yaryan
Softeyes
Buy Tickets Here

Open Knit Night with Jess Schreibstein
7PM – 9PM
R. House
301 W 29th St, Baltimore
rop in anytime from 7-9pm for expert, one on one knitting advice and support with your project, or just for knitting company! Jess will be available to troubleshoot dropped stitches, cabling questions, getting guage, and more. Jess is a knitwear designer, painter, cook and knitting enabler who lives in Baltimore. She writes a monthly column for the Fringe Association knitting blog and was on their knit-along panel this past fall for making an improvised, top-down sweater. She contributed to the first issue of Knit Wit Magazine and was interviewed on the first episode of the Woolful podcast about her weaving residency in Oaxaca. She designed the popular beach tank pattern and is at working on releasing more patterns in the future.

War Mask – Wyoming Exploded – Shady Lady at The 8×10!
8PM – 12AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
War Mask – Legend has it, four demons were birthed under the unforgiving blood moon, and joined to fight the war against limp wristed millennials.
Wyoming Exploded Of youth and perfect skin/Sky-gazing, free of sin.
Buy Tickets Here

Merriment & Melodies: Cookie Tour and Santa Appearance
5:30PM – 9PM
Harbor East
Where President Street Meets Aliceanna St, Baltimore
The final night of Merriment & Melodies concludes with a Cookie Tour throughout Harbor East! Harbor East Cookie Tour – Stroll from shop to shop sampling unique, bite-sized holiday confections. Register in advance for your passport, festive giveaway and free parking. 100% of tour sales to benefit House of Ruth Maryland. Live Performance by live performance by Justin Trawick and the Common Good. Selfies with Santa – Catch Santa for a selfie as he strolls around Harbor East spreading good cheer!  Complimentary Hot Chocolate & Sweets. Street-Side Holiday bar, sponsored by Gordon Biersch. 
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.

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Screaming Art Large Ensemble
8:30PM – 10PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
An 18-piece group consisting of Baltimore jazz musicians, improvisers, and composers. The Ensemble brings to life the compositions of trumpeter Dylan Schuman. Some compositions are arrangements of Schuman’s quartet Paint and Yell, while others are new and range from in-your-face intensity to spacious floating melodies. With influences such as The John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, Michael Formanek’s Ensemble Colossus, and
Kenny Wheeler, the group is constantly switching gears, styles, and energy. Tickets: $10 in advance/13 at door/$5 full-time students with ID

White & Burgundy Truffle Dinner
6:30PM – 9PM
Gnocco
3734 Fleet Street, Baltimore
Gnocco is very excited to announce its first ever Truffle Dinner on Wednesday, December 14th, featuring five decadent courses made with white & burgundy truffles and paired with some of Chef Brian Lavin and Sam White’s favorite wines from Spain and Italy. If you’ve never tasted white and burgundy truffles before, you are in for an incredible culinary experience! Limited Tickets available, purchase your seats today! Join us for this special culinary opportunity!  $119/pp, including both tax and gratuity.
Buy Tickets Here

Gingerbread Haus Night!
4PM – 2AM
Das Bier Haus
1542 Light St, Baltimore
Holiday Spirit is in the air Neighbors! Das Bier Haus is excited to host another Family & Friends Night for the upcoming holiday season! Join us to make gingerbread houses! We encourage you to bring your little Elves between 4:00-7:00 to join in the fun! But wait, you’re an adult that wants to throw back some libations while building the 3-story mansion of your dreams; out of gingerbread!? Come in at 8pm to help the adults build the most epic Gingerbread Haus in all of Baltimore! Specials Include… $20 per child includes a gingerbread house kit as well as dinner from the kids menu!  $30 per adults includes a gingerbread house kit as well as All You Can Drink: drafts, call drinks, and seasonal cocktails.

Rock Em Sock Em Open Mic Comedy Night
6PM – 11:30PM
Venice Tavern
339 S Conkling St, Baltimore
Monument City Brewing Company mini-tap takeover! They’ll have 2 beers on tap and giveaways – come help us welcome them to the neighborhood! Ben + Chris are bringing their jazz ambient funk this month. They’ll be playing at 7:30pm for about an hour before the comedy starts.  Food at 6:00pm, Music at 7:30pm, Comedy sign up at 8:30pm, Comedy starts at 9:00pm. No cover charge – $3 craft drafts and eats by Chef Dan of RoofTop HoT. Everyone who signs up to tell some jokes gets half-off food. Hosted by Mike Smith and Chris Colletti.

Gingerbread House Making Contest!!
8PM – 10PM
No Idea Tavern
1649 S Hanover St, Baltimore
Mark your calendars! Come get into the holiday spirit and show off your gingerbread house making skills! For $20 you will get:
– Your own gingerbread house making kit
– Bottomless beer special (TBD) from 8-10
Holiday gear contest as well! Wear your best and dress to impress for a fabulous prize. Many prizes to be won including gift certificates. More information to come! So come on out again this year and have some fun!! We look forward to seeing you all!!!!

Solo Jazz Workshop with Mike Falty
7:30PM – 10:30PM
Mobtown Ballroom
861 Washington Blvd, Baltimore
Faltasek is back at the ballroom for a Wednesday evening full of solo jazz classes. Last time he focused on a variety of choreographies; for this edition he’s going to hone in on solo jazz vocabulary and improvisation. 7:30-10:30. $35. Get your tickets at www.mobtownballroom.com. Boom.

Saw Black, Cannibal Boom, Viking Moses, The Not
8:30PM – 12:30AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Saw Black https://soundcloud.com/sawblack/sets/azalea-days/s-sJ5Wk
Cannibal Boom https://cannibalboom.bandcamp.com/
Viking Moses https://vikingmoses.bandcamp.com/
The Not notthe.bandcamp.com

Happy Hour with Baltimore Boom Bap Society
4:30PM – 7PM
Fells Point Tavern
1606 Thames Street, Baltimore
Please join Arts Every Day for a happy hour with Baltimore Boom Bap Society’s Wendel Patrick and Erik Spangler aka DJ Dubble8! The Happy Hour will feature music from the band GTore and 30% of the drink proceeds will donated to support their collaboration with Commodore John Rodgers Elementary School. Come by and meet Wendel and Erik, enjoy live music, and help us reach our goal of $7,500 to support their collaboration with Baltimore City Students! RSVP Here

Diablo Doughnuts And GB Craft Beer
5PM – 7PM
Gordon Biersch Baltimore
1000 Lancaster St, Baltimore
Come in for a holiday-themed pairing of Diablo Doughnuts and our housemade craft beer! A flight of four is only $8, while doughnuts last!

Made in Baltimore Presents: Workshop Wednesday @ Open Works
8AM – 10AM
Open Works
1400 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore
Workshop Wednesdays is a business development event series targeted to maker and small manufacturing companies. Come learn tips and tools from experts in a wide range of business services, and network with fellow makers over coffee and breakfast. Please join Made in Baltimore at Open Works for the third session of their monthly Workshop Wednesday speaker series: Growing Your Business and Reaching New Markets with panelists:
Q Ragsdale
Orange Moon Media
Harrison Davis & Shamaya HouseFor Rent Shoes
C HarveyBaltimore’s Gifted
Come learn how to up your marketing game with a panel overview of ‘Marketing For Makers’ from Orange Moon Media, For Rent Shoes, and Baltimore’s Gifted. As always, coffee and breakfast will be provided and there will be ample time for networking and Q&A with the presenters after the program.

Celebrate Knox
5PM – 8PM
The Hon Bar
1000 W 36th St, Baltimore
Celebrate Knox is an opportunity for all the amazing supporters of Finding Knox to meet this incredible pup! We will get together to celebrate his return as well as the amazing community that brought him back. 20% of bar proceeds will be donated and 100% of proceeds will benefit our new organization, Finding Knox.
Finding Knox is a brand new program focusing on prevention and resolution of stolen pets in Baltimore. We started this program after our beloved family member, Equinox, was stolen from our home during the day on November 16th, 2016. Thousands of community members shared on social media, the Baltimore Police force and local media stations joined in the search and our local SPCA focused efforts on bringing Knox home. The sheer force behind the effort brought Knox back to us in just over 36 hours. We are beyond grateful for the support and want nothing more than to help other people who are faced with the same devastating situation. We have started this organization to raise awareness about dog theft in Baltimore and to help reunite pets with their families.

Wednesday Whiskey Night Featuring West Cork Distillers
7PM – 2AM
The James Joyce Irish Pub & Restaurant
616 President St, Baltimore
Tonight’s featured whiskeys are from West Cork Distillers in Co. Cork, Ireland. (http://www.westcorkdistillers.com/)

Extended Hours – See the Conservatory in lights after dark!
4PM – 7PM
Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
3100 Swann Dr, Baltimore
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Thursday, December 15

Holiday Bazaar at Bird in Hand
4PM – 8PM
Bird in Hand
11 E 33rd St, Baltimore
Bird in Hand is proud to be hosting this years Holiday Bazaar! We will be featuring a ton of local eats, local vendors and psst free drinks!! doors open at 4pm, we look forward to seeing you there!

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Color Palate: December Edition
5:30PM – 10:30PM
The Rowhouse Grille
1400 Light St, Baltimore
Join us for our third and final COLOR PALATE Night of 2016. COLOR PALATE is a collaboration between artist Kelly Walker and chef Tess Mosley here at The Rowhouse Grille. 9 courses & 9 works of art showcasing LOVE, CONNECTION AND A UNIQUE SENSORY EXPERIENCE. Seats are going quickly, so make your reservation today!
$80 with adult beverages
$60 without
All artwork available for purchase. Reservations available for 3 seatings: 5:30pm, 6:30pm & 7:30pm. To make a reservation: Email therowhouse1400@gmail.com Or visit OpenTable.com and note you are interested in COLOR PALATE.

Open Mic Night And Art Show!
7PM – 10PM
Cafe Latte’ Da Fells Point
1704 Aliceanna St, Baltimore
Come visit the café for open mic night featuring art by Luann Carra, Tembo Group and Sazafrass! Sign up for open “mic” and show us what you’ve got! BYOB and get your loved ones some pretty sweet Christmas gifts while you are at it!

Koji, Homeless Gospel Choir, Imaginary Hockey League, Mangekyō
8PM – 12AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
KOJI: https://kojisaysaloha.bandcamp.com/
THE HOMELESS GOSPEL CHOIR: https://thehomelessgospelchoir.bandcamp.com/
IMAGINARY HOCKEY LEAGUE:  https://imaginaryhockeyleague.bandcamp.com/
MANGEKYŌ GARDENING CLUB:  https://mangekyogardeningclub.bandcamp.com/
Buy Tickets Here

Shearwater in Baltimore: Ottobar
9PM – 12AM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Shearwater http://shearwatermusic.com/
Cross Record http://www.crossrecord.com/
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1st Annual Fell’s Point Holiday Food Stroll
5PM – 10PM
Fell’s Point Main Street
1632 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore
Please join the Baltimore Development Corporation and Fell’s Point Main Street on Thursday, December 15, 2016 for the “1st Annual Fell’s Point Holiday Food Stroll” – a special evening to celebrate and support local restaurants in Fell’s Point.

Global Headhones presents: Beats, Music & Wine
7PM – 10PM
13.5% Wine Bar
1117 W 36th St, Baltimore
Global Headphones 66 RAW – AC Edition. A 66 Raw radio program, we play nothing less than the best of the most organic hip-hop. From Cali to Calcutta no stone is unturned to find that HEAT! 66raw.com brings you the LIVE BROADCATS
With host
DJ. B-SIDE.(Bart Shiflett) Creater Dj Host of Global Headphones 66 RAW – AC Edition
DJ Kool Flash – is a Young 10 year old DJ Kool Flash is a Young Co-Host DJ and B-Girl. She has been chosen by MaDukes herself to represent the James Dewitt Yancey Foundation aka J.DIlla as the Foundations youngest DJ.
Spencer Brown – Beat Maker & Pro-Skater of Lockdown Skateboards Very organic in everything he does.

Flying Dog Holiday Collection Release
7:30PM – 10PM
Delia Foley’s
1439 S Charles St, Baltimore
We will have all four of Flying Dog’s Holiday collection beers on tap, paired with Otterbein Cookies. With each Flying Dog purchase you will have a chance to win some fun prizes and with your first purchase you will receive a Flying Dog pint glass. We will fill up and space is limited so please plan on arriving early.
Christmas IPA: Resinous and citrus hop character meets bright spruce, making this a perfect pairing for Otterbein’s Orange White Chocolate Chip Cookies. 7.6% ABV
Baltic Porter: Complex notes of fig, dark chocolate and subtle smoke make this the perfect pairing for Otterbein’s Chocolate Chip Cookies. 8.4% ABV
Horchata Lager: Cinnamon and vanilla dominate with a sweet, yet clean, finish making this a perfect pairing with Otterbein’s Sugar Cookies. 6.8% ABV
Raspberry Leaf Ale: Bright and fruity raspberry meets notes of steeped tea, making this a perfect pairing with Otterbein’s Lemon Sugar Cookies. 6.5

My Destiny’s Dream: New Work By Chyna Mae
7PM – 1AM
Ware House 518
518 N Charles St, Baltimore
Artists Compound Presents: My Destiny’s Dream. New Work by Chyna Mae. Free Opening Reception: Dec. 15 from 7pm-1am. Works on Display from 12/15/2016 – 3/15/2016
Performances By:
– Top Down
Shepsworth Bentley https://soundcloud.com/shepsworthbentley
– ON FIRE Kaitlyn Furey & Mitch Curl
Danny Baltimore https://soundcloud.com/danny-baltimore-1
Tarot By Kaitlyn Furey

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Third Thursday Bluegrass / DEADcember
7PM – 12AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Join us, The VA Way and Charm City Bluegrass as we celebrate Third Thursday Bluegrass Nights: DEADcember edition with The Dirty Grass PlayersThe Plate ScrapersNational Headliner
The Dirty Grass Players
The Plate Scrapers
National Headliner
Buy Tickets Here

Mark Brine Holiday Concert
8PM – 10PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
MARK BRINE – American Roots Music * Traditional Country * Blues * Folk * Americana Music. Tickets: $12 in advance/$15 at door/$10 full-time students with ID.

A Very Dogfish Christmas Party
7PM – 11PM
Brewer’s Cask
1236 Light St, Baltimore
A Christmas party with our good friends from Dogfish Head. Some extra special tappings as well as a classic infused using the Randall the Enamel Animal! Oranament decorating and live music hosted by Mark Mikina! RSVP to this event via Facebook to receive your Christmas Gift from us during the event!

Flight of Fancies
6PM – 8PM
BIN 604 Wine Sellers
604 S Exeter St, Baltimore
We will be pouring a top-shelf flight of high-quality wines to prove that you really do get what yo upay for. This is yoru chance to try that special bottle you’ve been eyeing for your next celebration, to sneak peek a few gems before you restock your cellar, or just finally be able to say, “Yeah, I’ve had that.” Tickets are $45.

Excerpts from the Nutcracker
7PM – 7:30PM
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 December 15th for a short performance of Excerpts from the Nutcracker by The Next Ice Age. The performance will last about 20-30 minutes and will begin promptly at 7pm. The skaters will remain after the performance to skate with patrons.

Union Brewery #Popscope
5:30PM – 7:30PM
UNION Craft Brewing
1700 Union Ave, Ste D, Baltimore
Our friend Moshe Berry is putting on an event in conjunction with Baltimore City social workers! The purpose of this event is to connect people so come ready to network (or just to look at celestial objects). Come and hear about responsive, user friendly resources, meet potential partners, and share a brew or two. There will be food trucks too! There is something for everyone at this exciting gathering. Bring a friend and join us at UBC.
Price: SWA members-$11 Non-SWA members-$15
Buy Tickets Here

Free Pop-up Produce Stand
4PM – 7PM
Dovecote Cafe
2501 Madison Ave, Baltimore
What’s better than a Pop-up Produce Stand? A FREE Pop-up Produce Stand!!

2016 Catholic Charities Christmas Festival
7:30PM – 10:30PM
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
409 Cathedral Street, Baltimore
Celebrate the music of Christmas and give to those in need at the beautiful Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, featuring the Concert Artists of Baltimore and Morgan State University Choir. This year, the Christmas Festival benefits Gallagher Services, a program that supports 350 adults with intellectual disabilities in Baltimore, Anne Arundel, and Harford Counties, and Baltimore City. Tickets include Wine, Cheese and Dessert Reception and parking in the Franklin Street Garage – $50 per ticket for guests 35 and under. In addition, join us for a pre-concert Happy Hour at Poets Restaurant, located inside the Hotel Indigo (24 W Franklin Street, Baltimore, MD 21201) beginning at 5pm.
Buy Tickets Here

Fresh Start Holiday Sale
5PM – 8PM
Living Classrooms’ East Harbor Campus
802 S Caroline St, Baltimore
The students of our Fresh Start program will be hosting an open house in their workshop on our East Harbor Campus to showcase their fine craftsmanship. You are invited to shop these great items during this one-day event! Choose from a beautiful selection that includes cutting boards, adirondack chairs, christmas ornaments, and more–all making wonderful holiday gifts. Your purchase will not only buy you a hand-crafted item but, more importantly, it will support the young men of our Fresh Start program. Fresh Start is a 40-week job skills training program that serves out-of-school youth, ages 17-19, most of whom are referred by the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services. The program uses carpentry as a medium to teach reading, writing, math, history, and science. Students work in the Foundation’s Maritime Institute workshop and the Douglass-Myers Maritime Park boatbuilding workshop, building toolboxes, furniture, and boats. They also receive classroom instruction and one-on-one tutoring. The curriculum is designed to increase self-reliance, teach problem solving and academic skills, and demonstrate how academic skills and knowledge are used in a practical work environment.

Das SantaCon
8PM – ?
Das Bier Haus
1542 Light St, Baltimore
This is an event for the ages and soo Fun!! It’s easy Dress as Santa or Mrs Claus and enjoy fun drink specials all night!!
Required and must be ready to:
**Sing your favorite Xmas songs
**Have Fun
**Get weird
**Like to Drink
Ho Ho Ho see you there!

NEANDERTAL/Count Scottula & Alexander’s Dark Rainbow/MCI/TBD
8:30PM – 11:30PM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
NEANDERTAL https://agartistcollective.bandcamp.com/
Count Scottula & Alexander’s Dark Rainbow
MCI https://mciband.bandcamp.com/
Additional band TBA.

Last Stop Hops & Shop
5PM – 9PM
Peabody Heights Brewery, LLC
401 E 30th St, Baltimore
Can’t make it to Holiday Heap? Swing by the Peabody Heights Brewery on Thursday December 15th!! Want to experience another wonderful lineup of vendors of handmade? Are your weekends booked with holiday parties and you’d like to shop after work? All your last-minute shopping needs will be available from 20+ local and regional artists and makers in the tasting room. Make this holiday handmade, support local businesses and enjoy delicious local food and beer while you browse and buy. Dizzy Cow Pizzeria and the Local Oyster will be on site serving up deliciousness and fun! HOpe to see you there!

BIG University Harold Class Performance
8:30PM – 9:30PM
Baltimore Improv Group
2600 N. Howard St., Baltimore
They’ve been learning and studying hard, now come out and support our most recent graduates of Level 304 Harold Class in their final class performance! We’ve got BIG talent to show off to you. Our most recent round of classes has been working and playing together for weeks. Our Level 304 class taught by Dave Lasalle will take the stage to show off their improv comedy skills! The performance will begin at 8:30 pm at Single Carrot Theatre. Parking is available on the street or in the attached parking lot. Doors open 15 mins prior to curtain. Tickets: FREE, but donations for BIG will be gladly accepted!

Indigo Dye Party with Wax & Wane
6PM – 8PM
R. House
301 W 29th St, Baltimore
Come & dye a beautiful, versatile silk piece in the alluring & illustrious indigo. It can act as your newest statement scarf or a delicate wall hanging. We will provide everything you need including the fabric, tools to make marks on the fabric, and of course, the indigo. Just bring yourself & your creativity. Working with natural colors from the earth is very important to us at Wax & Wane Fiber for both ecological stewardship and also the artistry inherent in the process. Never knowing exactly what a bath of plant-derived dyes will reveal is always a great joy to us and to others when we are teaching these techniques. There is a childlike sense of wonder when people see for the first time how pH changes alter the colors of sappanwood or when the neon green of indigo breathes its way into deep midnight. It’s those moments we live for. We are excited to continue this journey in the natural world and to see all the places it can take us.
Buy Tickets Here

Friday, December 16

Friends Records 7th Anniversary Bash!
5PM – 11PM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Friends Records turns 7!!!! Come out and celebrate with us and
NATURAL VELVET (stage)
Microkingdom (floor)
Blacksage (stage)
Amy Reid (floor)
Other Colors (stage)
Brendan Sullivan (floor)
Surf Harp (stage)
$7 adv./ $10 at the door

Khadijah Moon Unplugged: Song of a Space Cadet
8PM – 8:45PM
Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor by Red Lion
207 E Redwood St, Baltimore
Khadijah carries a room like few others in the DC Songwriters circuit. With a persona so powerful, she makes even the unabashed pay attention.” -JA Thueson, founder of Songwriters & Poets. Khadijah Moon is a multi-talented singer & songwriter you need to know. She performs regularly as a solo artist and part of the arts collective Liberated Muse Arts Group which she founded in 2008. She hosts 5th Tuesday Open Mic at the renowned Busboys & Poets, located on 14th & V in Washington DC.

Cavern / Bangladeafy / Cryptodira / Thought Eater / Maiar
8PM – 12AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Cavern https://cavernmd.bandcamp.com/
Bangladeafy https://bangladeafy.bandcamp.com/
Cryptodira https://cryptodira.bandcamp.com/
Thought Eater https://grimoirerecords.bandcamp.com/album/vortex-6
Maiar

Preston Boxing Club / Kavoossi and the Typos / Back to the Bible
8:30PM – 12:30AM
Downsquares
33 W. North Ave, Baltimore
A great show with great food, great drinks, and great people. Doors open at 8:30, music starts at 9:30! Only $5 at the door, ages 21+.

The Foxhole Prayers @ Ryleigh’s Oyster Mt. Vernon
9:30PM – ?
Ryleigh’s Oyster Mount Vernon
1225 Cathedral St, Baltimore
Please join Ben Hardesty and Greg Riordan for an evening of original music.

The Premium Hour
8PM – 10PM
Zissimos Bar
1023 W 36th St, Baltimore
Acts: Trampus, Topiary, Thighmeat, The Middle West, Marcy Xexelia
Host: Justin Yaquiant
The wait is over…it’s time for The Premium Hour again! Every third Friday at 8, we’re watching the sun go down over this beauty of a show. This time, we’re warming up with standup comedy from Marcy X, then dipping our toes into long form improv with Bmore indie teams The Middle West and Thighmeat. After the break, we’re diving headfirst into a set from one of Charm City’s indie mainstays, Topiary, then basking in the glow of a final set from resident team Trampus!
Tickets: Cash at the door, or online up until 7:30 PM the night of the show.
This show is produced by Charm City Comedy Project upstairs at Zissimos Bar.

40th Anniversary of the Last Waltz (A Tribute to The Band)
8PM – 1:30AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Join us as we host the 40th Anniversary of The Last Waltz (A Tribute to The Band) with opening band: Dreamcatcher.

Ghostfreehood Pop Up Show – Nick DiFabbio
7PM – 9PM
Atomic Books
3620 Falls Rd, Baltimore
Nick DiFabbio’s doing another pop up show at Atomic Books! He’ll bring his pins, shirts, prints and a few original pieces.

Big Little Holiday art show reception
7PM – 10PM
The Escape Artists
827 North Charles St., Baltimore
The Escape Artist Gallery invites you to their holiday art show. The Big Little Show featuring art from local and out of state artists. The show will be on display from Dec 16th through Jan 8th. All art will be priced to sell at $100 or less. The show will feature local artists from Baltimore and neighboring states. Join us for an artist reception on Dec 16th 7-10pm and for a Pop up Craft market on Dec 17th 12-5pm featuring local artists and craftsmen and women.

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Greenstar @ Brewers Cask
9PM – ?
Brewer’s Cask
1236 Light St, Baltimore
So here is the OFFICIAL 2 year anniversary show Brewer’s Cask in Federal Hill! Steve and I would like to thank EVERYONE for their support over the past two years. That said- call your friends and come on down as we plan to make it a night to remember!

Mini Terrariums & Air Plant Arrangements
7PM – 9PM
R. House
301 W 29th St, Baltimore
This will be a two-part workshop: create your own mini terrariums & air plant arrangements. Nothing says you care like a home-made gift for the holidays! Terrariums are a low-maintenance, beautiful way to integrate more nature into your indoor spaces. Easy to modify after the holidays are over, air plant arrangements will add a festive, living touch to your holiday decor.
Buy Tickets Here

Sarah Sullivan and the New Old Fashioneds Live at Mobtown!
8PM – 12AM
Mobtown Ballroom
861 Washington Blvd, Baltimore
Once again, Sarah Sullivan and her band of degenerate flying monkeys will descend on the Mobtown Ballroom to make you dance as long and as hard as possible. Friday nights at the ballroom are renowned for a big crowd, perfect drinks, and a welcoming atmosphere. You can’t go wrong. Drop in beginner lesson at 8, dance at 9. Dress nice. $15/$10 students.

Female Folk’n Soul Winter Supply Drive
9PM – 2AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Come celebrate local female folk and soul musicians on December 16th in the new room at The Crown! We will be collecting winter supplies for the homeless in our community. The show is $7 at the door without donation. $5 with a donation.
Performers:
THE NONSTOP BEGONIAS https://www.facebook.com/thenonstopbegonias/
FIASCO (featuring Mama Cara and Kelley Locklear Jacobs) https://www.facebook.com/KelleyLocklearJacobsBand/ https://m.facebook.com/MamaCaraBmore/
CHELSEA MONAÉ
RANDI WITHANI
DJ TRILLNATURED https://www.facebook.com/Trillnatured/
Music starts at 9, please donate any of the following: Coats, Socks, Gloves, Scarves,  Tissues,  Chapstick,  First aid kits,  Lotion,  Shoes,  Tampons,  Hot hands,  Blankets,  Umbrellas,  Tents,  Sleeping bags, Etc. We will have a sign up sheet for volunteers to help us distribute donated items.

Friday Night Magic!
6PM – 2AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
FRIDAY NIGHT MAGIC RETURNS TO THE CROWN DECEMBER 16TH w/ DJs Mark Brown, James Nasty, and Sad Eyes. No Cover!

Rachel and Chick debut at Cat’s Eye!
5PM – 8PM
Cat’s Eye Pub
1730 Thames St, Baltimore
Rachel and Chick Hall’s first show at the Cat’s Eye in Fells Point with Timmy P on drums! This will be the happiest of happy hours folks… don’t miss it!!!

Saturday, December 17

The Ugly Sweater Run Presented By Kahlúa: Baltimore
9AM – 2PM
Rash Field 201 Key Hwy, Baltimore
IT’S THE MERRIEST 5K OF THE YEAR! The national Ugly Sweater Run series hits the streets of your hometown this holiday season! The Ugly Sweater Run presented by Kahlúa is national running series benefitting One Warm Coat. Register you, your friends and family for the Merriest 5k of the year coming to a city near you. After you put the “sweat” in Ugly Sweater, join us at any of the official after party bar to keep the holiday cheer flowing! The Point in Fells: 1738 Thames St. Baltimore MD 21231
Here’s how it works:
– Dig out the best/ugliest/most original holiday sweater you can possibly find (or make one!)
– Grab your friends and your running shoes
– Buy a ticket for your entry to the best holiday party of the year
– Come prepared at the start line to Put the Elf in Selfie! Run a 5k, take the best holiday photo of the year, shoot marshmallow guns, ride a mechanical reindeer, play in some fake snow, hang out in a life size snow-globe, enjoy a complimentary Kahlúa cocktail (21+) and so much more!
Register Here

Holiday Cookies & Candies
12PM – 2:30PM
Schola
1005 N Charles St, 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.
Buy Tickets Here

Motor House Holiday Art Sale
12PM – 5PM
The Motor House
120 W North Ave, Baltimore
Find the perfect gift for your loved ones at the first annual Motor House Holiday Art Show! Browse work from our resident artists, hand-selected craftspeople, and other vendors. FREE Admission. One-Day Only!

DIY Holiday Vendor Fair
5PM – 7PM
Dovecote Cafe
2501 Madison Ave, Baltimore
Candles, Crochet, Knits, Jewlery, T-shirts, Drinks, and MORE!! Learn. Make. Buy. Give.

Ugly Sweater Weather!
9PM – 2AM
The Chasseur
3328 Foster Ave, Baltimore
That’s right kiddo’s, our truly epic Ugly Sweater Party is back! With prizes for the top worst dressed and a cash prize for the King or Queen of Ugly, this is a holiday shindig you don’t want to miss! And of course , as usual, we’ll have some tasty food specials and drink specials too! Don’t be a scrooge, give a little while you get a little…bring an unwrapped toy, gift card or monetary donation to support the St. Francis Neighborhood Center and be entered to win a truly awesome prize! Receive one raffle ticket for every item donated! Spread the love, tell your friends and bring on the UGLY!

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BOOT CAMP CLIK | AFU RA @Ottobar
8PM – 2AM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
BOOT CAMP CLIK (Brooklyn, NY) ft Buckshot (of Black Moon), Smif-N-Wessun (aka Cocoa Brovas), Rock (of Heltah Skeltah), Top Dog of (O.G.C.) etc +SEAN PRICE TRIBUTE
AFU-RA (BK, Gang Starr Foundation)
Hosted by:
Chief Rocker Busy Bee (Wild Style movie etc)
+DJ Nyce N’ Nasty, Shawn Smallwood, Harvey Dent, DJ Nadir
9:30 Kareem Ali, Reg E Ruckus, Tislam The Great
10pm Dirt Platoon, Ill Conscious
10:30 AFU-RA
11pm BOOT CAMP CLIK
Afterparty til 2am
Buy Tickets Here

Dionysia: Kid Show
9PM – 12AM
Reverb
2112 N Charles St, Baltimore
Haus Ov Deathglam is back with a special holiday installment of Dionysia. Remember those kid shows you watched growing up? You know all those happy nostalgic feelings you get when you see them again? Well we’re going to completely ruin it for you. If you’ve ever wanted to see what a children’s show in Hell looked like..now’s your chance! Join the tragically white Clarice Dubois as she takes a wrong turn on her way to Broadway stardom and ends up in the magical land of Baltimore! Watch as she meets crackheads, hookers, angry black people, pedophiles, and other Baltimorons! This full on production has it all! Comedy, singing, murder, sexual deviancy…and puppets! It’s the feel good show you never wanted..just in time for the holidays! Be sure to get in on our raffle where we are giving away a free drink, 2 free entrances to the next Dionysia, a free drink at the next show…AND a very special prize just in time for Christmas. Let Obi City, Sextia N’eight, Desiree Dik, Whimsy Thrift, Staccia Tori Raype, Clarice Dubois, and Veronica Lush bring out your inner child.

Dead End Lane, Rooney’s Shoe, Morning Dew, Chumps
9PM – 1AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Dead End Lane: https://www.facebook.com/Dead-End-Lane-136939916369439
Rooney’s Shoe: http://rooneysshoe.bandcamp.com/
Morning Dew: https://deepsearecords.bandcamp.com/album/morning-dew
Chumps: http://chumpsmd.bandcamp.com/

Human Host w/ Halloween Trés, Jordan Romero, Ballerine Nadiya
8PM – 12AM
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
Human Host homecoming show!!
Halloween Trés
Jordan Romero (Shy Violet)
Ballerina Nadiaya
Buy Tickets Here

Squaring The Circle Presents: Walking In A Winter WONDER-Land
8PM – 1AM
The Ideal Arts Space
905 W 36th St, Baltimore
Join us as Squaring The Circle presents a winter holiday party like no other!!! Our tribute back in May was amazing, so we’re excited to bring it to you again in Hampden, the most festive and charming town in Bmore! We’re having a “Boogie-formal” dress code too so make sure to dress well before you get on that dance floor. Boogie-formal = Dress to impress, but keep it light and breathable. And comfortable shoes (no heels).

Krampus Fest 2016: All Hell, Goat Wizard, Bearstorm, Blood Mist
7PM  -1AM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
You know you’ve been naughty. Prepare for punishment. Rock out with All Hell, BearstorM, BLOOD MIST, and the return of Goat Wizard! Holiday Marketplace to shop for the naughty and nice! Snap a photo with Krampus Klaus or one of his helper krampii! KRAMPUS THEMED baseball t-shirt and poster for sale!

Winter Wellness- Exploring Traditional Remedies
7PM – 10PM
R. House
301 W 29th St, Baltimore
Want to stay well this winter? Come learn about which local herbs can boost your immune system and keep you healthy throughout the long, cold winter months. We’ll learn out traditional folk remedies such as fire cider, elderberry syrup, and cold care teas, and then craft our own. You’ll get to take home a small jar of each remedy, as well as the knowledge to keep this folk tradition alive for generations to come! Established by a folk herbalist, gardener, and forager, Hey Thanks Herbal Company is a small-batch apothecary located in Baltimore, MD. Using primarily home grown, wildcrafted and locally sourced herbs, our goal is to provide products that reconnect people to the medicines of their region and prolong the tradition of grassroots herbalism and local healers.
Buy Tickets Here

Baltimore Santa Crawl 2016
1PM – 9PM
Federal Hill
300 Warren Ave, Baltimore
The Baltimore Santa Crawl celebrates the holiday season with a fun group gathering. Join thousands of brightly clad bar crawlers on Saturday, December 17th in Federal Hill as they amble from stop to stop on a jolly winter excursion celebrating the holiday season one bar at a time. What you get: A refillable signature Santa mug, cover-free access to some of Baltimore’s best bars, exclusive all-day drinks & food deals and a raffle entry to win great prizes. Participating Bars: Mother’s, Mad River, Banditos, Wayward, Nobles Bar & Grill, MaGerk’s Pub, Rowhouse Grill, Whiskey Hill, Boiler Room, and more bars to be announced! Donate an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots to enter an exclusive raffle.
Enjoy: $2 Beers $3 Rail drinks $4 Holiday shots Food Specials
Dress Code: Participants are encouraged to dress in whatever best expresses the holiday season, whether it be a full-body candy-cane suit, a snuggly turtleneck, or tinsel-streaked hot pants.
Sign Up Here

Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus at the Poinsettia Show!
1PM – 3PM
Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
3100 Swann Dr, Baltimore
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. 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.

Keep Calm – It’s Almost Christmas – Support LOCAL Businesses!
8AM – 10PM
Fell’s Point Main Street
1632 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore
Please join the Baltimore Development Corporation and Fell’s Point Main Street on Saturday, December 17, 2016 for the “Keep Calm – It’s Almost Christmas – Support LOCAL Businesses” event. A special day to celebrate and support local businesses in Fell’s Point.

Telesma Winter Solstice Celebration w Slow Lights – Mayan Factor
8PM – 1:30AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore, Maryland
Come celebrate Telesma‘s annual Winter Solstice Celebration at The 8×10with Slow Lights and The Mayan Factor
Telesma
Slow Lights
The Mayan Factor
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Annual Ugly Sweater Party
10PM – ?
Mothers Grille
1113 S Charles St, Baltimore
Join us for our annual Ugly Sweater Party! Wear the ugliest sweater & win cool prizes! Sam Adams specials all night + a DJ!

Escape Artists Pop Up Craft Market
12PM – 5PM
The Escape Artists
827 North Charles St., Baltimore
Escape Artists gallery invites you to a one day craft market held inside our gallery on Saturday, December 17th from 12pm-5pm.  The craft fair will feature local crafters.
We will also have artwork priced to sell at $100 or less from local and out of state artists on display at our gallery. There will be music, children’s afctivities and refreshments available.

Just Be A Musical Performance by Xavier Martin
8PM – 8:45PM
Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor by Red Lion
207 E Redwood St, Baltimore
Xavier Martin is grateful for the many things and places that God has allowed him to go. Xavier has been a semi-contestant on The Voice and The Apollo, sang before 2000 people at the Hattiesburg Tree Lighting. The most rewarding event Xavier has been able to share his gift was for the 51st Commemoration of Bloody Sunday in Selma,AL 2016. It was at the Bloody Sunday Commemoration or The Jubilee where he was able to sing before 35,000 people, including congressional leaders of the US, NAACP representatives and more. Xavier Martin is ecstatic for what is happening in his life and is a testament to Proverbs 18:16.

Holiday Popup Market
11AM – 4PM
The Ideal Arts Space
905 W 36th St, Baltimore
This pop-up market will feature 40+ local artists, crafters and vintage vendors! Come hang out on the Avenue and finish up your holiday shopping by supporting some of Baltimore’s awesome local vendors!

Dreadlocks, Rock ‘n Roll & Human Rights with Special Guests
8PM – 11PM
Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center
847 N Howard St, Baltimore
The last show of the year! Come out and experience the critically acclaimed one man show. Special guests to perform. Dreadlocks, Rock ‘n Roll & Human Rights is an autobiographical solo show about a black youth who rocks and rolls to his own beat while battling racism, stereotypes and ignorance. Written and performed by Ron Kipling Williams, it is a journey about an awkward black youth living in middle class Washington, DC; his discovery of alternative and punk rock music, independent radio and social justice; his tumultuous familial relationships; the conflicts between his role within the race and class system and his staunch resistance to it; and his emergence as a free thinking human in a hegemonic American society. Dreadlocks, Rock ‘n Roll & Human Rights is a thought-provoking tale of a man who struggles against society’s intolerance and fights to create a world of acceptance.

Celebration of Giving
10:30AM – 4PM
Open Works
1400 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore
Join open works for family activities, provided lunch, cooking, decorating, and more surprises and giveaways! Check out Open Works for more details.

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Pikesville Rye Free Funeral
8PM – 1AM
Mobtown Ballroom
861 Washington Blvd, Baltimore
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our dear friend, workhorse, companion, lover, and no-account villain Pikesville Rye Whiskey. The whiskey that has defined rails in Baltimore for decades is no more, and we intend to gather on Dec 17th for a celebration of its life. This event is free. There will be testimonials, music, and general celebration. Our remaining four cases of Pikesville Rye will be consumed by you, the fine folks of the Mobtown Ballroom, in the spirit of degenerate fun that characterized our departed friend. Cocktail specials, etc. ATTIRE: BLACK. BEST MOURNING ATTIRE HAS THEIR DRINKS ON US.

3rd Annual HON Photo Shoot
4PM – 10PM
Hampden Christmas Lights on 34th street
Baltimore, MD
Come and Hon it up for the Holiday at our Annual Hon Photo Shoot. All Elvises, Natty Bohs, Elves, Pin-Ups, Other Characters and Photographers Welcome! This year all gifts and proceeds will go to The Safe House of Hope. Please see the lists of needed items below.

Beers, Bags & Boards
12PM – 5PM
UNION Craft Brewing
1700 Union Ave, Ste D, Baltimore
Pop-Up Shop alert! Come out and support local Baltimore makers at Union Craft Brewing on December 17th from 12-5PM. Drink a beer while you grab great deals on hand-made bags from Treason Toting Co, and skateboards from Bustin Boards. Learn how you can become a maker too at The Foundery.

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Jingle Bash
3PM – 10PM
The Point in Fells
1738 Thames St., Baltimore
Come one, come all and get into the holiday spirit by sporting your wackiest holiday gear! Top 4 outfits will receive prizes! Drink Specials from 3pm to 10pm- $4 Sam Adams Winter Ale, $5 Naughty Elf Bombs, $6 Chili Chocolate Cardigan. Don’t hold back the uglier and crazier the better! So what are you waiting for get to The Point already!!

Sunday, December 18

Let’s Get Upset: A game show by Meg Mercieca and Chuck Green
6:30PM – 10PM
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
A game show by Meg Mercieca and Chuck Green. $5 admission. The creators of Space Bingo have decided space wasn’t that cool after all and have created a weird game show called “Let’s Get Upset.” Audience members are selected at random in the tradition of “Price is Right,” however your knowledge of the price of a trip to Switzerland will not help you here, you disgusting rich chocolate snob. Contestants compete in short, strange games that range from “I don’t understand the rules” to “I would rather be playing bingo.” Win and keep playing against other players, or lose and sit down and make a Facebook status about how stupid it is. Featuring a house band, a secret surprise guest and a talking briefcase full of money, Let’s Get Upset is sure to be a thing that you can do for five dollars on a Sunday evening instead of nothing.
Buy Tickets Here

Special Holiday Opera Night – our gift to you
5:30PM – 7:30PM
Sotto Sopra Restaurant
405 N Charles St, Baltimore
On Sunday, December 18th Sotto Sopra has planned a special evening for you. Enjoy a taste of our Northern Italian cuisine from our ala carte menu along with live Opera Performances throughout the evening for a mere $10 cover charge per guest.. We are accepting open reservations for dinner and the show from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. For too many years to mention, Sotto Sopra’ has been the venue for our successful, well attended monthly Opera Night along with a five course dinner but on this night, you can order off the menu. If you have never attended we hope you will sample the experience on this very special evening. The restaurant is decorated for the holidays, its warm, cozy and oh so tasty. Since this is a very special evening, we will not be offering our Beat the Clock offerings. Call for reservations 410 625 0534.

The Stray Birds with Miss Tess & The Talkbacks
8PM – 11PM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
The brilliant acoustic trio, The Stray Birds , fill the theater with their rich vocal harmonies and tight arrangements that are, simply put, stunning. Tonight, they celebrate their newest release “Magic Fire” with their friends Miss Tess & The Talkbacks opening. Expect special collaborations.
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Antiphons / newt. / Din / Reagan Cats at Reverb
8PM – 12AM
Reverb
2112 N Charles St, Baltimore
Antiphons (RVA) www.antiphonsband.com
newt. (NJ) www.newtmusic.bandcamp.com/
Din (NJ) www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH3AIwpNZ00
Reagan Cats  www.reagancats.bandcamp.com

GLOOM – at Ottobar
6:30PM – 9:30PM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Blackened, death, groove metallers, GLOOM invade Ottobar!
Check out Gloom here… Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gloomdc
Buy Tickets Here

Winter Fire: A Solstice Yoga Celebration at AVAM
6PM – 7:30PM
American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Hwy, Baltimore
Join YogaWorks and the American Visionary Art Museum as we celebrate the winter solstice. This celebration of the zenith of the longest night signals the hope-filled return of brighter and longer days. YogaWorks and AVAM are bringing you this FREE yoga workshop on Sunday, December 18th led by the one and only Keith Golden. All abilities and skills welcome: yoga practitioners and novices alike will gather in the Jim Rouse Visionary Center as we celebrate winter in Baltimore by performing yoga in an inspiring moon salutation filled salute. Attendees are asked to bring their own yoga mats and are encouraged to wear their favorite colors of a sparkling winter night sky. After practice stay and enjoy delicious lite fare that will be provided!

Expert of Nothing – 2016 year in review
8PM – 11PM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
This year has, with a few exceptions, been the absolute worst. Let’s end it with our monthly topic-driven comedy show! Chances are this show will be dark, angry, sad. In the most beutiful, cathartic, gallows way. Come laugh off the tears as we burn it to the ground. And get liquored up. Soooooo drunk.

Holiday Pop-Up Shop for Procrastinators!
11AM – 4PM
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
This is the Very Last Stop Holiday Pop-Up Shop for Procrastinators who forgot the holidays were happening this year. Feauturing a curated selection of Baltimore’s best makers, there’s sure to be something for that cousin you forgot to shop for (again) this year. Vendors:Twigs & Wool, Charm City Wax, Freda Mohr, Ann Margaret Ceramics, Eclectic Kite, Becca & Mars, Close Call Studio, Wight Tea Co., Emily Uchytil, PearlSwirl , Diablo Doughnuts, and Rat Czar. Tunes provided by El Suprimo Records.

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Shampoo, Sick Lion, Other Colors, DJ Ellen Paul
9PM – 2AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Shampoo – https://shampoo.bandcamp.com/
SICK LION – https://americanfolklore.bandcamp.com/
DJ Ellen Paul (Lonely in my Room)
+ Other Colors – othercolors.org

Conifer Celebration Workshop with Priya Means Love
5PM – 7PM
R. House
301 W 29th St, Baltimore
The scent of balsam fir and hemlock, pines and cedars are among the closest to my heart, lifting the spirit from the forest floor to the highest branches fanning across the bright winter sky. In this workshop, we’ll engage in a guided aromatic exploration of over a dozen unique conifer oils — and you’ll make & take home your own forest mist to strengthen the winter spirit and bring The scent of the forest indoors, whether or not you have a christmas tree in your home. Priya Means Love is a one-woman business, started by me, Priya, after chronic illness forced me to leave my post-graduate studies in math. I found delight and inspiration in playing with these beautiful ingredients, in discovering herbalism, and in becoming a part of the indie crafting scene in Toronto, where Priya Means Love started — and in the process, I created products that eased my chemical sensitivities and made my skin and hair happier than ever, all using only radically all-natural, responsibly grown ingredients that I was proud to buy.

Shop & Sip Holiday Market
2PM – 6PM
The Room – Mt. Vernon
800 Saint Paul St, Baltimore
Holiday Market curated with all local vendors of unique items. FREE and open to the public, and perfect timing just before Christmas for your last minute shopping needs.
Vendor list
Knits Soy & Metal http://www.knitssoyandmetal.com/
Row House 14 http://www.rowhouse14.com/
Holding Pattern Studio https://www.etsy.com/shop/holdingpatternstudio#about
Cedar & Cotton http://www.cedarandcotton.com/
Go-Go’s http://www.shopgogos.com/#what-is-up-with-that-bus
Gibson Girl by Kate https://www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/gibsongirlbykate
Well Well Well https://www.facebook.com/wellx3co/
Be More Luxe http://www.bemoreluxe.com/
Ink Press Productions http://www.inkpressproductions.com/

Food Paradise Extra Cheesy!
8PM – 9PM
Nacho Mama’s (Canton, MD)
2907 Odonnell St, Baltimore
The Travel Channel’s Food Paradise is counting down their 8 favorite places serving up the extra-cheesiest delights in the NATION and Nacho Mama’s is one of them! Since fantastic food can be important to many travelers than museums, hotels or souvenirs, the Travel Channel compiled all the must-see food spots across the country that offer unique dining experiences. The show serves up hefty plates of the country’s tastiest, most mouth-watering and decadent meals. They want you to bring your appetite and stretchy pants as you dive into a healthy portion of Food Paradise!

Points South Baltimore Drag Brunch : XMAS Special
12PM – 4PM
Points South Latin Kitchen
1640 Thames St, Baltimore
Love Drag Queens? Love Brunch? How about Christimas? Well come celebrate the holidays, a birthday, a wedding and/or divorce with us at Baltimore’s Premiere Drag Brunch! We will performing all of your favorite holiday classics as well as some amazing hits across the globe! Brunch begins at 12PM with a showtime at 12:30PM! Our cast includes some of Baltimore’s most professional female illusionists like Iyana Deschanel, Jasmine Blue, Brooklyn Heights, Sabrina White and our special guest Jazmine Sephora! To make a reservation, contact us via FB, EventBrite or call 443-563-2018! We will see you at showtime with all of our bells and whistles on! 🙂
Buy Tickets Here

Enjoy!

– Lindsey

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