Things to do in Baltimore this week 1/2/17

This week starts out a little slow as we get back into the swing of things after the holidays.  Plenty of time for you to come up with your new year resolution.  As you can see there are lots of activities related to improving your mental and physical health this week.  I plan to lose the same 10lbs I lose every year and then somehow gain back.  It’s magic.  Hopefully you have better luck!

Monday, January 2

Rose Bowl: Penn State vs USC at Smaltimore
5PM – 11PM
Smaltimore- Burgers, Sushi and Craft Beer
2522 Fait Ave, Baltimore
Watch the Rose Bowl: Penn State vs USC on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at 5pm with sound at Smaltimore!

2017 Circus Arts Class Series!
5:45PM – 7PM
Mobtown Ballroom
861 Washington Blvd, Baltimore
Hello Circus Lovers! Here is your new schedule for Circus Arts Classes!!!! We can’t wait to start the new year!
Buy Tickets Here

New Year, New Rear Dance Fitness Class 2017 Kickoff
7PM – 8PM
Jazzercise Locust Point
1401 Towson Street, Baltimore
It’s time to start that New Year’s resolution to work on your fitness! Join us for our New Year, New Rear kickoff dance fitness class, with an emphasis on, you guessed it, dat booty. Get the New Year off on the right foot with routines by artists such as Calvin Harris, Meghan Trainor, and Britney Spears!

Tuesday, January 3

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.

Team Trivia at Brannan’s Pub 7p (w/DJ Bones)
7PM – 9PM
Brannan’s Pub
5516 Harford Rd, Baltimore
DJ Bones will be hosting team trivia on the FIRST Tuesday of every month at Brannan’s Pub. Come on out at 7pm and try to win yourself a $25 gift card!

Wednesday, January 4

Atomic Knit Night
7PM – 9PM
Atomic Books
3620 Falls Rd, Baltimore
Every first Wednesday of the month. Bring your projects (crochet, needlework, anything small and portable) that you’re working on! All levels of experience welcome.  Happy Hour prices on beer and wine for crafters.

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 January 4th for Late Night Skate with Insomnia Cookies. Skaters will receive ONE Insomnia Cookie with purchase of an ice rink wristband.

Contra & Square Dancing | Ann Fallon w/ Treble Makers
8PM – 10:30PM
Baltimore Folk Music Society – BFMS
2200 St Paul st, Baltimore
Ann Fallon calls to the Treble Makers: Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute and sax), and Liz Donaldson (Piano). The Baltimore Folk Music Society presents American Contra and Square Dancing at 8:00 p.m. every Wednesday at Lovely Lane United Methodist Church. Admission is $9 for members, $13 for nonmembers. Under 21 and full-time students with IDs: $4 members, $6 non-members. All dances are taught and walked through beforehand. Music and dance styles include New England, Southern Appalachian, and Celtic styles. Nationally-known musicians and callers appear regularly. These dances are sponsored in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

Malevich ATL, Haz Lo Correcto PHL, Neck Breather, Anjos
9PM – ?
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore

Thursday, January 5

Festive Flavors
5PM – ?
Pane e Vino Of Little Italy
408 S High St, Baltimore
Join us for some post holiday cheer and complimentary nibbles so we can toast to a healthy and peaceful new year. Happy hour pricing all night for Little Italy friends and neighbors. Complimentary nibbles from 4:30-6pm.

What Your Nose Knows
6:30PM – 7:15PM
The Walters Art Museum
600 N Charles St, Baltimore
Tour the special exhibition “A Feast for the Senses” with Robert Vogt and delve into the importance of smell within Medieval devotion. Following his talk, artist Laure Drogoul will guide participants through a Medieval Smell Séance, a work developed by the artist based on the sense of smell and time. The Séance is part of an on-going olfactory project about smell perception, memory, and place.

Comedy Night! FREE! 1st show 2017!
8:15PM – 9:30PM
Ryleigh’s Oyster Mount Vernon
1225 Cathedral St, Baltimore
Come kick off 2017 w/ food, drinks, $1 oysters, & laughs!!! We’ve stacked the 1st show of 2017 w/ some heavy duty comedic talent!! $1 oyster specials + full food & drink menu! Beer & wine specials all night!!
Headliner: Ralph Cooper w/ Joe Gilpin, Brandon T. Gorin, Dawud Shabazz, Bryan Preston, Mike Smith & Mona Kaleem. Hosted by Mike Quindlen.

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Promise of Redemption, Triangle Shirt Factory, Selfhelpme
6:30PM – 11:30PM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Shane Henderson of Valencia’s new project!

Mondo Baltimore – Creepozoids
7PM – 11PM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
As usual, it’s FREE w/Karaoke after the flicks!
7PM – Splatter: Architects of Fear (1986) A rarely seen short pseudo-documentary from a Canadian special FX team that essentially only exists to showcase some insane gore effects!
8PM – Creepozoids (David DeCoteau, 1987) When a group of WWIII survivors try to escape to the quiet lands, they encounter something much more deadly! Starring legendary scream queen, Linnea Quigley, and directed by one of our favorite auteurs, David DeCoteau!

SkateFest benefitting Special Olympics Maryland
6PM – 8PM
Pandora Ice Rink at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
201 E Pratt St, Baltimore
Don’t want to PLUNGE into icy water to support Special Olympics Maryland? Then skate on top of it!!! Squeeze in a little more holiday fun at Skate Fest benefitting Special Olympics Maryland! Your $5.00 Donation to Special Olympics Maryland gets you skate rental and 2 hours of ice time. Join us for FREE giveaways, snacks, and great music in support of the 7,311 athletes of Special Olympics Maryland. Brought to you by Constellation Energy, Waterfront Partnerships, and Special Olympics Maryland.

Searching For Something w/ Nasty Nate, Isabejja and Kesey Dandy
9PM – 2AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Searching For Something w/ Nasty Nate, DJ Isabejja and Kesey Dandy. The Crown Back Bar. No Cover

BWC presents Gin and Jokes XII: Bring on 2017
8:30PM – 11PM
Joe Squared
33 W North Ave, Baltimore
F*ck outta here 2016! New Year new jokes! Kick off 2017 laughing and drinking with us in the Joe Squared basement! We’ve resolved to keep bringing you Baltimore’s best comedy night for another year, so brave the cold, trudge the snow, and warm up with some hot takes! Tickets sell out so get yours early! Umar Khan hosts, drink specials by BWC. 21+. Doors at 830, show at 9! See you there!
Headliner: Mike Recine. Mike recently released a Comedy Central Half Hour Special this past October! He has also performed stand-up on Conan, written for the MTV Video Music Awards, performed as a New Face in the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, and been nominated for Time Out New York’s Joke of the Year!
Featuring: Valance Michael PressleyJessica Murphy GarrettIsaac Hirsch

Ray Rocket (Teenage Bottlerocket), Garrett Dale, Elway
8PM – 1AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
RAY ROCKET of Teenage Bottlerocket http://rayrocket.merchnow.com/
GARRETT DALE of Red City Radio https://www.facebook.com/redcityradio/
ELWAY (acoustic) https://elwaytheband.bandcamp.com/
Buy Tickets Here

Nathan Couser Presents: The Artist Exchange FireStaters Series
7PM – 8PM
Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor by Red Lion
207 E Redwood St, Baltimore
Nate Couser is currently host of the creative and community driven online radio show, TheArtistExchange Radio Show. When most artist give up and choose the road most traveled, Nate forges on a path most would not ever dare to travel. He continues to fight for his dreams no matter the cost. He continues to carve out a path that focuses on bridging gaps and connecting the many perspectives’ of the arts. His background includes Radio personality, Director, stage manager, Visual Artist, Actor, Jewelry Designer, Event Planner, Hobby Chief, and Radio producer. He prides himself in being a Student of life, never being afraid to learn something new.

Perri Brierley Bowers Opening Reception
6:30PM – 10:30PM
The Alchemy of Art
1637 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
Perri Brierley-Bower is a local passionate and creative photographer who tirelessly works to create new and inspiring images. She graduated from International Center of Photography in Manhattan NY in 2013. She is inspired by fantasy, femininity, and the world as it is around her. The images portray a love for femininity, in men and women. The first room, displaying a more concrete approach, offers documentary work from Nepal, entitled. “A Girl Named Deepika Karki”. The second room portrays the love of the feminine through a personal lens, entitled “Dear Diary, I Love Being a Woman”.

Friday, January 6

Prim and Proper
8PM – 10:30PM
Zissimos Bar
1023 W 36th St, Baltimore
Acts: Nicki Fuchs, Elizabeth Fulton, Jessica Garrett, Davine Ker, Natalie McGill, Maura Sateriale, Hillary Scofield, Nicole Yates. Host: Eryca Nolan
Bring your white gloves and veiled fascinators…we’ve got a very prim and proper evening planned for you tonight! It’s an all-girl showcase with some of the most well-bred women we know! We’ll start off with standup from host Eryca Nolan, then take a lazy stroll down the lane with the rest of the ladies!
Tickets: $5 cash at the door, or buy them online up until 7:30 PM the day of the show.
This show is presented upstairs at Zissimos Bar by Charm City Comedy Project.

Baltimore Crankie Fest!
FRI JAN 6 | 8pm
SAT JAN 7 | 4:30pm & 8pm
SUN JAN 8 | Kid’s Workshop
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
Baltimore’s extremely popular 4th Annual Baltimore Crankie Fest returns with three enchanting, magical shows. This spellbinding hand-cranked scroll puppet show, known as a crankie, includes the individual work of master artists. New crankies will be debuted this year with musical accompaniment, and more. All Shows: $15, $12 mbrs (+$3 at the door) This festival always sells out! Advance tickets suggested.
W/ Anna & Elizabeth, The Draptomaniacs, Katherine FaheyMatt MuirheadElizabeth DowningMcKenzie Elizabeth Ditter, Hidden Eye Theater, Stevie Lynne Dissinger & The Atlantic Waves, Guest musicians more!!!!!!
Buy Tickets Here

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Mother’s Presents: Anders Osborne and Cris Jacobs [Night 1]
8PM – 1:30AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Mother’s Grille Presents: A Weekend with Anders Osborne and Cris Jacobsat The 8×10!!!! Limited VIP tickets are available, which includes admission to both shows, 15 minute early entry and a limited edition poster signed by each artist.
Buy Tickets Here

Save Your Soul w Lord Thomas (Hot Buttered – VA)
9PM – 2AM
Lithuanian Hall
851 Hollins St, Baltimore
One of Save Your Soul (and the East Coast’s) favorite Soul spinners Lord Thomas (aka Ryan Thomas) returns for a night of mod beats and floor-filling grooves! PLUS all the usual hits and floorfilling obscurities Save Your Soul is known for! Etta, Stevie, Marvin, Ray, Aretha, Nina, Smokey and Otis and so many more ALL on 100% vintage 45rpm vinyl! Huge & cheap Lithuanian beers, and potent Virtya shots and more! $5 (for members) | 21+ (anyone can be a member, just pay a $5 annual membership fee and you’re in the door!)

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Teapots Exhibition Opening
6PM – 8PM
Baltimore Clayworks
5707 Smith Ave, Baltimore
Main Gallery: TEAPOTS VIII
Solo Gallery: Ceramic Sculpture Culture
Community Arts Gallery: Wood fired Teapots from Community
Project Space: Wood fired Student work from Towson, CCBC and Coppin
On View | January 7 – March 4, 2016
Baltimore Clayworks offers you some hospitality to fight the winter’s chill with our exhibition: Teapots VIII, juried by nationally recognized ceramic artist and educator, Sam Chung. Our juror, Sam Chung, has selected a vibrant array of artists for Teapots VIII. Perfect for collectors and students alike to explore vessels showcased in our gallery for daily domestic tasks or fancier ones for more elaborate rituals.

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

Alex Norris Chordless Quintet TWO SETS
8PM – 11PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Alex Norris, Trumpet. Russel Kirk, Alto. Jason Rigby, Tenor. Jeff Reed, Bass. Eric Kennedy, Drums. Jazz Trumpeter, composer, and educator Alex Norris is a Maryland native, and a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory. For the last 20 years, he has performed, toured, and recorded all over the world in a multitude of settings as both a sideman and leader. He has appeared at An Die Musik over the last several years as a member of both local groups and international touring acts. Currently residing in New York, Alex maintains an active performing schedule. Simultaneously, he commutes here to Baltimore regularly, where he is a member of the Jazz faculty at the Peabody Conservatory. Ticket: $20 in advance/$23 at door/$10 full-time students with ID.

Jennifer Nicole Presents: The Juice Tv Live!
8PM – 9PM
Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor by Red Lion
207 E Redwood St, Baltimore
Jen Nicole also known as “Jen with the Juice” is a media personality, entertainment blogger owner of www.jenwiththejuice.com. Jen with the Juice gives viewers the latest in entertainment, celebrity gossip and everyday news. The Juice TV, featured on the site, is an online talk show in which Jen invites a panel of guests on her show to candidly discuss different topics. Jen Nicole is also a co-host on Baltimore Flava Radio which highlights talented artists in the Baltimore area. You can catch episodes on  www.baltimoreflavaradio.net.

Manners Manners, Quattracenta, Jordannah Elizabeth & Jumpcuts
9:30PM – 12:30AM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
Manners Manners https://www.facebook.com/mannersmannersmd/?fref=ts
Quattracenta https://quattracenta.bandcamp.com/releases
Jordannah Elizabeth https://jordannahe.bandcamp.com/
Jumpcuts https://jumpcuts.bandcamp.com/
Doors at 9 pm $8

First Friday Cooler Coup – Release Party for Union’s Rye Baby
7PM – 10PM
Atomic Books
3620 Falls Rd, Baltimore
To celebrate the limited release cans of Union Craft’s Rye Baby we’ll be featuring a number of Union beers on Happy Hour Special all night.
The tentative beer lineup: Rye Baby, Duckpin, Balt Alt, Anthem, Black Wing, and Double Duckpin.
We’ll also have some free Union giveaways – starting at 7pm! And, of course, we’ll have snacks from our friends at Golden West Cafe. What the hell is a “Cooler Coup”? You know how tap houses like to have “tap takeovers” where they highlight a particular brewery? Well, Eightbar is a bottleshop – so we have no taps. Instead, we have a Cooler Coup. Geddit?

Free Seminar – Dr. Justin Taylor “DIY Bio and Biosecurity”
7PM – 9PM
BUGSS Baltimore Under Ground Science Space
101 N Haven St, Ste 105, Baltimore
Join us for a seminar night with Dr. Justin Taylor “DIY Biology and Biosecurity”.  Justin will talk about the rise of DIY bio and increased availability of molecular tools that allow research to be conducted outside of traditional laboratory settings and the implications of new technology such as CRISPR. He will also adress the risks and threats from accidents and individuals with nefarious intentions and how to mitigate those risks and threats. Dr. Taylor was selected as a fellow in the 2015 class in the Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology from University of Maryland, Baltimore and his bachelor degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado.
Register Here

Art, Music, Conversation
7:30PM – 9PM
The Room – Mt. Vernon
800 Saint Paul St, Baltimore
Watch art create art as poets and fiction writers read their work, and are responded to in real time by a piano player and visual artist. Join us for inspiration, and good conversation about their work!

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Ease into the New Year: Four Weeks of Gentle Yoga, Meditation & Essential Oils
7:30PM – 9:30PM
Baltimore Yoga Village (Hampden)
3000 Chestnut Ave, Baltimore
Please join Martha Rogers on Friday evenings in January for Gentle Yoga, Essential Oils & Candle-light Meditation. Does the approach of a new year fill you with excitement and expansive vision? Overwhelm & contraction? Do you oscillate between expansion and the contraction of unknowing on a regular basis? (Most of us do.) This workshop is an invitation to reconnect with the profound intelligence of your being, to nourish yourself during the depths of winter, and an opportunity to listen for the dreams & ideas that want to burst forth in the coming year. Martha Rogers is a local acupuncturist and founder of Full Moon Acupuncture. Her workshops share a synthesis of Yoga and Chinese Medicine in a light-hearted, interactive way. $80 for all four weeks or $25 in advance, $30 the day of for individual dates.
Buy Tickets Here

Saturday, January 7 

Weekend Walk-Ins: Fake Food Factory
1PM – 4PM
American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Hwy, Baltimore
Cost: $5 per participant (museum admission not included) • All ages welcome (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult) • Location: 2nd floor Classroom of AVAM’s Jim Rouse Visionary Center. Join us for a hands-on, drop-in, art-making workshop once a month in the AVAM classroom! Our Education staff will help you explore new creative territory and make a project inspired by one of our beloved visionary artists. Supplies and boundless inspiration provided! Please note: No advance registration or payment required, just drop-in on one of the above scheduled Saturdays to participate. Payment can be made by cash or credit at AVAM’s Front Desk, or at the Classroom when you arrive. Museum admission is not included in the cost of the workshop. Workshop will run while supplies last.

Girlfriend in a Coma – with NEW athens
9PM – 12AM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Girlfriend in a Coma – Tribute to Morrissey and The Smiths
NEW athens – REM Covers
Buy Tickets Here

1 Year Anniversary Party
7PM – 10PM
Das Bier Haus
1542 Light Street, Baltimore
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT’S BEEN A YEAR!!! We sure can’t, But we are VERY excited to make this milestone. We will have more details to come soon so make sure to mark your calendar for 1/7/17 @7pm because we will be throwing one hell of a Party. Thank you All for making DBH great!!

Mother’s Presents: Anders Osborne and Cris Jacobs [Night 2]
8PM – 1:30AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Mother’s Grille Presents: A Weekend with Anders Osborne and Cris Jacobs at The 8×10!!!! Limited VIP tickets are available, which includes entry to both shows, 15 minute early entry and a limited edition poster signed by each artist.
Buy Tickets Here

To The Moon – Album Release Party
8PM – 12AM
Christopher Schafer Clothier
1400 Aliceanna St, Baltimore
Come out and catch our first live set in quite a while as we celebrate the long-awaited release of our new LP, “Travel Music”! This record has been almost a year in the making and we are super excited to share it with everyone.  Doors at 8 PM, and we’ll hit the stage at 10 PM. Admission is FREE, we’ll have CDs for sale, and we’ll be playing an hour set with lots of new music and a lightshow – and of course, we will be filming the show and event, so you’ll probably find yourself in our next music video! Plus photography exhibit by Jonathan Mount, the photographer that created our CD art. Bring your friends, your wife, your boyfriend, your parents – bring em’ all and we’ll see you there!

DJ Mills presents: Funky Divas Dance Party
10PM – 2AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Funky Divas Dance Party. DJ Mills spinning classic 90s jams from the best R&B ladies
TLC, Aaliyah, Lil Kim, Janet, Missy and more. 10PM, Free. Blue Room.

Knuckle Saturday
10PM – 1AM
The Rockwell
702 S Broadway, Baltimore
DJing all your favorite Rock, Emo, and Pop hits from 10 PM until they kick us out!!  Bring some friends and lets get 2017 going strong!

Photo Walk – Baltimore
2PM – 5PM
Thames St and South Broadway
Baltimore, Maryland
Open to all levels of photographic experience. Have you been photographing for years? Did you just get your first new camera for Christmas or Hanukkah? Come join us! The holidays will have ended, so please come join us for a photo walk through Baltimore’s Fell’s Point neighborhood (and beyond). Whether your main photographic interest is architecture, cityscapes, portrait, street, or travel style photography, Fell’s Point offers all of those opportunities and many more. Come early, stay late. Hang out the whole time, or for just a little while. Start your new year off by increasing your creativity and expanding your circle of friends, and by remembering what it’s like to get out and just have fun, again! I’m sure more than a few folks will be looking to grab drinks or dinner or coffee at some of the local establishments after the sun goes down, too. Bring your camera and your willingness to have a good time. We will meet at the Thames Street end of Broadway Square to kick off the event. From there, you can proceed with the group or take off on your own photo excursion. I will try to set up an album for participants to post their best images from the photo walk. Hope to see y’all there!

SOL-Mate Soul
6PM – 7PM
Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor by Red Lion
207 E Redwood St, Baltimore
SOL-Mate Soul is a collaboration of spoken word and soul music artists. Featuring SOL, the spoken word artist; vocalists Zadia and K-Notes.

NOT ANOTHER BENEFIT!!!
8PM – 1AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
This is one of many benefits this month and hopefully this year for a number of great causes. No less or more important than any other, but we need your help too! Food Not Bombs needs funds to serve the community. The General Defense Committee needs your help to defend our spaces and upcoming events. The money raised at this event will spilt Half will provide supplies so food not bombs can keep food in the bellies of hungry people here in Baltimore. The other half to help provide the GDC with more resources to make our city safer in uncertain times.
Bands/ artist :Scum again (crusty pop champions), Bellicosas , Eze Jackson, Braincase, Son of nun, Majestic, and Bidet.

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Summer in Winter: Showcase of Rarities
2PM – 9 PM
36 POP
850 36th Street, Baltimore
Transformational artist Summer Blake will be providing an unusual & extraordinary glimpse of the diverse spectrum of her work at 36pop on the 7th of January. Please come out to view and experience the essential nature of her creation, to engage in discussion and delight, and to partake of an entirely evanescent and yet transcendent boutique experience. All are welcome, and pieces will be priced upon demand and interest!

Nelly’s Echo (Album Release), Band of Us, Jocelyn Faro, Ebb&Nova
7PM – 12AM
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
Nelly’s Echo returns with his soulful indie jam sounds on Saturday, Jan. 7 to release his New Album at Metro Gallery! $10 Adv. / $15 Door / 18+
Nelly’s Echo, Band Of UsJocelyn Faro, and Ebb & Nova.
Buy Tickets Here

Brooks Long, Dos Santos and Johnny Popcorn at The Windup Space!
8:30PM – 12AM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
A night of Pop, Cumbia and Soul from Philly, Chicago and Baltimore! Come on out and support three incredible live bands!

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Anthony Frijia Live in the Basement
8PM – 11PM
The Basement at Ryleigh’s in Mt Vernon
1225 Cathedral Street, Baltimore
In his original work, singer-songwriter Anthony Frijia blends a variety of traditional styles including folk, rock, blues, hip-hop, and pop, focusing on socially and globally significant lyrics that seemingly float over top of his rhythmically-driven acoustic guitar. Coming from Fallston, Maryland, a not-so-suburb in the hills outside of Baltimore, it is his desire for the current moment, rather than the next, and a strong dislike for rushing around, that influences him most.

Open Mic
6PM – 9PM
Our House
1121 Hull St, Baltimore
Get in here and continue celebrating the New Year before your resolutions are shattered (or simply negate them here). Great fare at this subtle, eclectic,comfy & wonderful hidden jewel in Locust Point. If you don’t play don’t worry, come listen to the areas talented.

Folkal Point: John Shock and Paul Margolis
7:30PM – 9PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
A singer songwriter Folk/Americana music series. Beginning in January 2017 concerts will held the first Saturday evening of each month.
John Shock and Paul Margolis have been playing music together since 1987, and have been at the forefront of the Baltimore roots music scene with such seminal bands as Two Legs, The Polkats, and The Stone Hill All-Stars. They will be joined by long-time bandmate and co-writer Dan Naiman, as they play a mix of original music they have written over the last 29 years, along with a set of songs being performed publicly for the first time. Tickets: $9 in advance/$12 at door/$8 full-time students with ID.

First Saturdays w/ The Tommy McGee Band at Slainte
9PM – 12AM
Sláinte Irish Pub and Restaurant
1700 Thames St, Baltimore
The Tommy McGee plays the first Saturday of every month at this cool Irish Bar right on the water in Historic Fells Point in Baltimore MD.

Sunday, January 8

1st Annual Little Italy Meatball Fest
3PM – 6PM
The Little Italy Lodge
905 E Pratt St, Baltimore
Think YOU have the Best Balls on the Block? Prove it on Sunday, January 8th, 2017 in the 1st Annual Little Italy Meatball Fest, brought to you by Joe Benny’s! Enter your own recipe for a chance to win the coveted trophy and bragging rights for a year. (Must pre-enter at info@joebennys.com) It’s also our first ever Meatball Eating Contest! Bring your appetite and your fan club to cheer you on! (Must pre-register at info@joebennys.com)
$10 Admission, $25 VIP (includes buffet), Cash Bar, Raffle for fabulous prizes! Proceeds go in part to benefit Pandola Learning Center. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS SOON! Limited number of tickets are available. Buy tickets at: Joe Benny’s 313 S High Street.

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Special Opera Night
5:30PM – 7:30PM
Sotto Sopra Restaurant
405 N Charles St, Baltimore
On Sunday, January 8th, 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. Come in for fine Italian cuisine, the live Opera performances throughout dinner and a memorable evening with that special someone. . Since this is a very special evening, we will not be offering our Beat the Clock offerings. Call for reservations 410 625 0534.

Reggae Spin Cycle – January Edition!
3PM – 7PM
Waverly Brewing Company
1625 Union Ave, Baltimore
Escape the post-holiday blues by taking in the tunes at the January edition of Reggae Spin Cycle. Ska, rocksteady, reggae, roots and rub-a-dub served up with Waverly’s fine selection of brews! Come on down!

Sue Nami’s Birthday Drag Brunch Hotel Indigo Baltimore
11AM – 4PM
Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown
24 West Franklin Street, Baltimore
Join us on Sunday, January 8th and help Sue Nami Celebrate her XXth Birthday. XX because we don’t really know how old she is! Two shows & two Seatings 12:30 & 2:30. Call today to make your reservations to guarantee seating, otherwise, first come first serve. Table seating reserved for one show at a time. 443-961-3400

Coffee & Doughnuts for Cats & Dogs
11AM – 1PM
Mutt Mart
2904 Hamilton Ave, Baltimore
Put those New Year’s Resolutions on hold for this event, because calories don’t count when it’s for a great cause! Bring a $5 donation for Baltimore Pooch Camp, and Mutt Mart will serve you a delicious doughnut and bottomless cup of Zeke’s coffee.

Kimchi-Making POP UP Dinner
6PM – 8:30PM
Dovecote Cafe
2501 Madison Ave, Baltimore
ONLY 5 SPOTS LEFT!!! Want to learn to make authentic kimchi but don’t have anyone to show you how? Well now you do with a modern take on a traditional kimchi kimjang (collective kimchi making). Personal Chef B of Dinner on Demand Personal Chef Services brings you a night of learning and food with your own make and take jar of kimchi using her mother’s recipe. Chef B has been making kimchi since age 15 and is ready to share what she knows with you. After the lesson, join her for a dinner of steamed pork belly wraps and Korean street food dishes.  A great way to spend an evening. With 10 out of 15 spots already taken you’ll need to get your tickets soon! Tickets are $65 and include all ingredients to make kimchi, your own handmade jar, and dinner of KBBQ and Korean street foods! BYOB.
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TWO SETS B. Woody Upendo 6tet
8PM – 11PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Trumpet, Brandon Woody
Trombone, Rocky Amer
Tenor Sax, Rodney James
Piano, Matt Malanowski
Bass, Cole Davis
Drums, Kweku Sumbry
Tickets: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time students with ID

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Series
4PM – 6:30PM
Yoga Tree Baltimore
911 W 36th St, Baltimore
8-week series with Gina L. Sager, MD, RYT  January 8th – March 5th (no class 2/26)
Mindfulness is increasingly in the popular press, with benefits for almost every difficulty or diagnosis. In order to be whole or healed, we must embrace life as it is rather than resisting and wishing life away when it doesn’t go the way we planned. In our 8 weekly 2.5 hour classes, we practice working with breath, re-inhabiting the body through the practices of yoga and yoga nidra, and learning to work with the mind by practicing formal sitting meditation. There will be a didactic part of class as well as time for group practice and discussion.
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Wring Out The Old To Create Space For The New: Yoga & Intention Setting
1PM – 3PM
Baltimore Yoga Village (Hampden)
3000 Chestnut Ave, Baltimore
Many of us make resolutions in the New Year. It is a wonderful time to start fresh and commit to bringing more love, health and well-being into our lives. However, we often find ourselves starting out strong and then becoming less dedicated after a month or two. According to a University of Scranton study, of the 45 percent of Americans who make New Year’s resolutions, only 8 percent see them through to the end. Join Courtney Lewis, RYT 200 to explore tools to help you shed what you no longer need, create space for new intentions and explore ways to make them sustainable. We will utilize journaling, meditation and a yoga practice focusing on twists (to “wring out” what no longer serves us). Feel free to bring a journal or notebook and some ideas of what you would like to manifest in 2017! $25 in advance, $30 day of.
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Enjoy!

– Lindsey

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