Things to do in Baltimore this week 2/13/17

WOW!  So many options to see some awesome live music this week!  Not the usual slow start to the week due to Valentine’s Day being on a Tuesday.  Plenty of last minute options for you to get your romance on.  We decided to make reservations at Arômes this year.  Maybe I’ll see you there!  If not, hopefully you already made your plans.  There is always Open Table if you haven’t.  Good luck!

Monday, February 13

30th & Weldon presents: 3rd Annual Galentine’s Day Party
7PM – 10PM
Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar
1601 Union Ave, Baltimore
Join us as we celebrate women in Baltimore for our THIRD annual Galentine’s Day at Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar! Come sip cocktails and eat bbq as we mix and mingle with some of Baltimore’s finest women & people who love women (all are welcome no matter how you identify).

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The 13th Amendment Tour
10AM – 2PM
The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum
1601 E North Ave, Baltimore
Join Renaissance Productions and Tours, Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum, and the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum for a special interactive and multi-media tour as we answer the question, “Has slavery ever ended in America?”, and explore the past and present day ramifications of the 13-th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution.
The tour includes:
Guided tour of the National Great in Wax Museum where visitors will explore exhibits surrounding the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the ensuing backlash associated with its passage.
Performance showing reenactment of Frederick Douglass’ role in the passing of the 13th Amendment.
Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum for the viewing of the documentary, 13th, the thought-provoking documentary which analyzes the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. Director, Ava DuVernay, is credited with a Golden Globe nomination.
Motor coach transportation & Lunch movie fare (hot dog, popcorn, beverage)
For information contact Thom Saunders at 410-728-3837 or Renaissance 2222@cs.com

Noche de Amor, Salsa y Bachata!
8PM – 1AM
Ikaros Restaurant
4901 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
This upcoming Monday at Ikaros, Sentimiento Dance Company, RDCB & DJ Raj will be hosting our Pre-Valentine’s Day party, Noche de Amor, Salsa y Bachata! We’ll be kicking things off with a special singles mixer from 7-8pm with complimentary wine and light nibbles. Chase has some fun in store in store for all eligible single just in time for Valentine’s Day. This icebreaker is sure to get you smiling, mixing and mingling and, possibly, flirting in no time. Hopefully you’ll be able to find a Valentine for the holiday! (What is Chased? Chased is a matchmaking events company owned by Ericka Jackson that connects singles through unique and exciting mixers.) After the icebreaker, we’ll have a special Kizomba lesson taught by Alex Rodriguez and his partner Laura from 8-9pm. If you’ve never danced Kizomba before, you’re in for a treat for sure. It’s a very beautiful and romantic dance that was created in Africa. After the lesson, we’ll have 2 of Baltimore’s finest on the wheels of steel, DJ Raj and DJ Timba Titan playing the hottest mix of salsa, bachata, merengue and Kizomba! We’ll have free appetizers served starting at 8pm, drink specials, delicious Greek cuisine (kitchen closes at 10pm), plenty of free parking, no cover charge and the kizomba lesson is complimentary. Only 18+ to get in so come on out prepared to have a good time and if you’re single, you may find your next Valentine!

African-American Arts Festival
Monday, 2/13, 6pm, Rion Amilcar Scott reading
Tuesday, 2/14, 5:30pm, Steamy Morrison reading
Wednesday, 2/15, 7pm, Women in Jazz
Thursday, 2/16, 7pm, The Color of Truth
Wright Theatre
21 W Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore
Spotlight UB, UB’s Diversity and Culture Center, and the Enoch Pratt Free Library partner to produce the 9th Annual African-American Arts Festival with a range of celebrations from literary readings to jazz concerts to spoken word.

Tuesday, February 14

Valentine’s Day Chocolate + Wine Tasting
6PM – 8PM
Pitango Bakery + Cafe
903 South Ann Street, Baltimore
Pitango and V-NO Wine Bar are uniting to bring you a decadent Valentine’s Day experience. Join us on Tuesday, February 14th, to sample fine wines and experience Pitango’s latest chocolate offerings. Pitango is now sourcing Domori Chocolates in all of its gelato, hot chocolate, and sorbet recipes. This Italian producer’s award-winning line of single-origin chocolates highlight the flavor nuances of six distinct cacao varieties. You’re invited to experience these alluring flavors, paired with wines that complement each nuanced flavor.
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Love can be a Drag
6:30PM – 10PM
Jailbreak Brewing Company
9445 Washington Blvd N, Ste F, Laurel
Valentine’s Day can be a drag ;), make sure to come celebrate at Jailbreak! Doors open at 6:30pm so get here early to grab a pint and a seat for the show! Show will start promptly at 8pm. Open to the public, free admission! $5 pints all night! Pasta La Vista Baby, MangiAmore, Wanna Pizza This serving up food!

7 Course Valentine’s Dinner
7PM – 10PM
Joe Squared
33 W North Ave, Baltimore
7 course Valentine’s Day dinner at Joe Squared for $60 per person.
We also offer 7 course Valentine’s Day dinner with Beer and Cocktail pairing for $90 per person.

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Valentine’s Day with the Wontons – A Musical Performance
8PM – 9PM
Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor by Red Lion
207 E Redwood St, Baltimore
The Wontons, a Baltimore-based acoustic duo. Ralph Bernabe and Hannah Cugle began writing songs because of their appreciation for catchy hooks and melodies. Recently, they have performed in many open mic nights, cabarets, and coffee houses. They are currently working on their first folk-pop LP inspired by the theme of “Love and Loss” and hope to one day establish a music camp for composers and songwriters.

Pumpkinhead & Drop Dead Fred: A Valentine’s Day Double Feature
8PM – 1AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Take your best dummy out for a night on the town and share a MILDLY romantic evening with us. Don’t know any dummies? Come meet some!  A bunch of drink specials concocted by the punniest bartender, Adrienne. NO COVER + SNAX

How to use Burnt Offerings to Enhance your Environment
6PM – 8PM
Flourish Baltimore
2445 Saint Paul St, Baltimore
During this week’s S.A.G.E talk we will be discussing burnt offerings. Whether it be Sage, Palo Santo, frankincense, copal or amber; each element has a unique aroma and enhances the environment in a different ways. This discussion will be led by Baba Taharqa Kiambu who will be providing information on how to use burnt offerings to enhance our lives. Taharqa will be sharing information on how to identify and select the highest quality aromatic products and how to employ them to enhance our lives. RSVP required. Call 443-803-8103 to reserve your spot. $10 Pay in advance to hold your spot.
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Intimate Champagne Dinner and Concert with Michele Bowman
7PM – 10PM
Terra Cafe Bmore
101 E 25th St, Baltimore
Join Terra Cafe’ on Valentine’s day for an intimate champagne dinner and concert with the incomparable Michele Bowman. Michele Bowman is a clasically trained vocalist who is nationally known, and whose song stylings captivate the hearts of listeners who are delighted by her performances. Terra Cafe’ welcomes Michele Bowman to sing about love, to explore love and love’s inspirations at our Intimate Champagne Dinner and Concert. We’re excited by Michele Bowman’s return to Terra Cafe’! Our last concert with her, “A Jazzy Holiday” sold out within days! So be sure to get your tickets early!
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Errollyn Wallen with Special Guests Miller-Porfiris Duo and Ari
7:30PM – 9PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Errollyn Wallen is a British composer (born in Belize) whose most recent album PHOTOGRAPHY was voted NPR’s Top Ten Classical Albums of 2016. This Baltimore debut features Errollyn Wallen’s acclaimed songs from The Errollyn Wallen Songbook and piano works. A Special Valentine’s Day Concert! She is joined by the renowned Miller-Porfiris Duo (Rita Porfiris, viola and Anton Miller, violin) who will perform Five Postcards specially composed for them by Errollyn Wallen. Airi Yoshioka, violin, will perform For Airi, also specially commissioned from Errollyn. Tickets: $20 in advance/$23 at door./$10 full-time students with ID www.errollynwallen.com  www.millerporfirisduo.org

Valentines Day at Wit & Wisdom
7PM – 11PM
Wit & Wisdom
200 International Dr, Baltimore
Looking for the perfect spot to dine on Valentine’s Day? We’ve got you covered!
http://www.witandwisdombaltimore.com/menus/valentines_day/

Cupid’s Spirits
5PM – 8PM
Gordon Biersch Baltimore
1000 Lancaster St, Baltimore
Our bartenders have created special Valentine’s Day cocktails that are sure to delight. Each for only $6.

Special Valentine’s Day Dinner
6PM – 9PM
The Corner Pantry
6080 Falls Road, Lake Falls Village, Baltimore
Join us for a special 6 course tasting menu with your loved one! Courses are shared with the table. byob.
RAW – local oysters, yuzu & ginger mignonette – ‘roseda’ beef tartare, malt vinegar chips
SMOKE – ‘rettland farm’ pork belly –
lemongrass, kaffir lime, green papaya, toasted cashew
EARTH – beetroot tagliatelle – confit winter vegetables, cured egg yolk
SEA – rockfish curry – jasmine rice, cilantro, mint, saffron, ginger, roti
LAND – ‘roseda farm’ 60 day dry aged rib eye – creamed spinach & gratin potato
SWEET – hazelnut & caramel pork fat ice cream sandwich, candied bacon bits – banoffee pie, whipped goat cheese cream – ‘hot chocolate’ tres leches, cinnamon cream
Dinner is $96 per person and inclusive of service charge

Valentine’s Day Dinner
5PM – 9PM
Donna’s Cross Keys
40 Village Sq, Baltimore
Enjoy a 4 course Valentine’s Day dinner at Donna’s featuring duck, filet, scallops and home-made pasta. Complete vegetarian dinner available. $55. per person. Call us at 410-532-7611 to reserve now, or go todonnas.com to book on-line.

Poe’s Last Stanza
6:30PM – 9:30PM
Admiral Fell Inn
888 S Broadway, Baltimore
Spend Valentine’s Day with on of the great writers of the Romantic Era. It’s and evening filled with poetry and laughter as Poe passes the time in a local tavern, matching wits and sharing wisdom with the local barmaid. He may even engage in a little verbal sparring with you! The show takes place at the elegant and historc Admiral Fell Inn, steps from where Poe was found, delirious and unresponsive, guests are invited for dinner and a unique interactive evening with Poe.
Ticket price is $75.00, which includes welcome glass of champagne, dinner, show, tax, gratuity on meal, iced tea, water and a special surprise for the ladies. Advance ticket purchase required.
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Feb 14th at NewAM <33
6PM – 11PM
New America
429 N Eutaw St, Suite 1N, Baltimore
We’re hosting two events this coming Tuesday, Feb 14th:
For all of you lovers & future lovers out there, we present: a Singles’ Mixer from 6-8pm followed by a prix fixe dinner that seats at 8:30 pm
6pm-8pm: Meet your match at our Singles’ Mixer!  Featuring mixes by DJ Cupid, house mixed Love Punch + a Full Bar! Plus snacks!
8:30pm: book a table (or find seating at the counter) for a 3-course $35 pre-fixe dinner, featuring Surf & Turf two ways!  Veggie Friendly!

Pints and Poses – Free
6:15PM – 9PM
Peabody Heights Brewery, LLC
401 E 30th St, Baltimore
We’re back again for another pints and poses at Peabody Heights Brewery, LLC! Because it’s Valentine’s day we’ve decided to make this a completely FREE CLASS. That’s right, free yoga and not free beer. So save that mediocre pre fixe dinner for another night and avoid the crowds! if you’re single this could be a great opportunity to mix and mingle with awesome craft beer. Creeps will be kicked the hell out. Jodi from The Yoga Service Project will be instructing the class! Space is limited, so RSVP as soon as possible. We’re working on getting live music for the event, hopefully the usual gentlemen will be able to make it!

Free Valentine’s Hang at the Mobtown Ballroom
9:30PM – 1AM
Mobtown Ballroom
861 Washington Blvd, Baltimore
Some people love Valentine’s Day, and a lot of people hate it. Here at the Mobtown Ballroom, we view it as an excuse for a party. So, this Tuesday at 9pm the bar will be open, music will be playing, and there will be no cover charge. Whether you’re single, in a couple, or part of the progressive wave of other kinds of relationships, you’re invited to come hang out. We may dance around, we may not. It will be chill and fun.

Anti Valentines Day Party
7PM – 11PM
Delia Foley’s
1439 S Charles St, Baltimore
Zero plans for the dreaded Valentine’s Day? No worries we got you couples and singles covered! In addition to our normal Tuesday Night specials we will be featuring $16 bottles of wine including the newly added Available Pinot Grigio, Monogamy Cabernet, Promisqous Red Blend, Love Pinot Noir and Menage a Trois Red Blend.  The first 20 customers get a cool goodie bag and we will have complimentary Anti Valentine’s Day Sugar cookies to pair with the wines.

Valentine’s Day Dinner
5PM – 10PM
Clementine
5402 Harford Rd, Baltimore
Ain’t love grand? What better way to celebrate your love than with a special Valentine’s Day dinner (menu coming soon!) prepared by Winston & crew? Make a reservation now online and you’ll only have to scramble for a card on Tuesday.

Galentines Day on Valentine’s Day!
5:45PM – ?
Charles St Barre
339 N Charles St, Baltimore
Spend your Valentine’s Day with the best gals at Charles Street Barre for Galentine’s Day! Grab your friends for an extra passionate class with Andrea at 5:45pm and/or 7pm and stay for a treat and some rosé and/or bubbly! Then head over to our new neighbor Ryzendine for a special little Charles St. Barre gathering with drink specials, desserts and more! We will also be having a few giveaways for each class Tuesday so come by to celebrate with your best gal pals, make some new ones and feel the love of Charles St. Barre!!!

Soft opening
5PM – 11PM
Diskobar
911 north charles street, Baltimore
Married to the music. “to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part…” We’re having friends over for a celebration of this most special of occasions: it’s the soft opening party for diskobar! free admission.

Canadian Tuxedo Valentines Day Party!
5PM – 1AM
The Point in Fells
1738 Thames St., Baltimore
That’s right! We are bringing it back with all denim for V-Day!
*There will be a Costume Contest!
*$6 Crown Drinks
*Three- Course Pree-Fixe Dinner
So come out decked in Denim and visit us for this special night!

Valentine’s Day Conservatory Show
7:30PM – 8:30PM
Single Carrot Theatre
2600 N Howard St, Baltimore
Be a big spender and drop $5 to bring your sweetheart to Baltimore Improv Group‘s Conservatory Night where Fractal will perform along with a special Valentine’s Day Ghost Party show.

Wednesday, February 15

Chef Egg Live: Valentines Cooking Class
6:30PM – 9PM
Blue Moon Light Street
1024 Light St, Baltimore
Join Baltimore’s Chef Egg at Blue Moon Cafe Too in Fed Hill for a night of love! The first class sold out in record time, but there is always more love to go around! We will have the perfect lover vibe for a romantic evening. We will be grooving to some sultry tunes and learn first hand how to prepare homemade chocolate truffels, classic risotto and pan seared lobster. Get the tips and tricks of the pro’s that will make you a success in the kitchen and in love – bow chicka wow wow!
Menu
Arugula Salad w/ Lemon Vinaigrette
Mushroom and Parmesean Risotto
Pan Seared Lobster
Hand Rolled Chocolate Truffles
– This is a hands on class with lots of food to eat.
– All ages event w/ BYOB 21+
– Street parking is available
– Please wear attire appropriate for cooking, long hair tied back and little jewelry.
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Baltimore Songwriter Showcase Presented by Michele McTierney
7PM – 10PM
Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor by Red Lion
207 E Redwood St, Baltimore
The Baltimore Songwriter Showcase is a monthly show featuring local singer-songwriters and musicians performing a set of their original music. The mission is to serve real music and art by home-grown up-and-comers spanning all genres. The show provides a safe haven to receive feedback on their work and live performance, as well as provide an opportunity to network, share and learn from fellow artists and music industry experts. Admission is free. Whether you are just starting out, are an established artist, industry expert or an audiophile and music enthusiast, come out to support local talent and listen to some great music! Are you a singer-songwriter? Contact booking@michelemctierney.com to be featured in a future showcase.

Bears Doing Murders, Adjective Animal, Shady Lady, Solitary Set
7PM – 11PM
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
Bears Doing Murder
AdjectiveAnimal
Shady Lady
Solitary Set
$10 // 18+
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Crash Course: Adobe Photoshop
7PM – 9PM
Open Works
1400 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore
Crash Course: Adobe Photoshop covers graphic design basics using this image editing and designing software. Learn to alter and resize images to get them ready for print and web, and give yourself the foundation for mastering other Creative Cloud products like Adobe Illustrator and InDesign.
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Neandertal, 3rd Grade Friends, Painted Mirror, and more.
8PM – 1AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Neandertal https://www.facebook.com/neandertalsound/
3rd Grade Friends https://3rdgradefriends.bandcamp.com/
Pergola https://pergola.bandcamp.com/
Painted Mirror Paintedmirrorband.com
Alex Strama x Sage Francis x Tony x Miki (Visual / Sound / Performance Art)
The Crown Red

LAUGH
8PM – 11PM
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
CJ Burney
Migs Rodriguez
Ronald James
and me….
$5 bucks as always and bring more cash to buy merch that these comedians probably don’t have?

Wednesday Whiskey Night Featuring West Cork Distillery
7PM – 2AM
The James Joyce Irish Pub & Restaurant
616 President St, Baltimore
Tonight’s featured whiskies are from West Cork Distillery. Every Wednesday: 7:00 pm – Close. 25% Off the Featured Whiskey. 10% off all Irish Whiskey and Scotch Whiskey.

Contra & Square Dancing | Emma Gorin w/ Baltimore Open Band
8PM – 10:30PM
Baltimore Folk Music Society – BFMS
2200 St Paul st, Baltimore
Emma Gorin calls to the Baltimore Open Band. The Baltimore Folk Music Society presents American Contra and Square Dancing at 8:00 p.m. every Wednesday. Members, $13 for nonmembers. Under 21 and full-time students with IDs: $4 members, $6 non-members. Free workshops introducing basic contra dance figures take place on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:30p.m. Beginners are encouraged to attend. 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.

Art Opening & Reception
6:30PM – 9:30PM
SoBo Market
13 E Randall St, Baltimore
We’re welcoming local artist, Ilene Gold to the walls of SoBo Market. Ilene Gold resides in Baltimore, Maryland, where she teaches art to young children, handcrafts jewelry, paints and creates collage artwork. The collage idea started by recreating famous paintings, made entirely from National Geographic magazines. As, this medium evolved, a new collection started with the recreation of Ilene Gold’s award winning photographs, using only National Geographic magazines. Details are important with each collage. In the picture of “The Parisian Girl on the Bike”, her hair ribbon matches the band at the bottom of her shirt, along with the dog”s bandana. She tries to capture a painterly quality with each collage. Ilene is a graduate from the University of Maryland, majoring in Graphic Arts, with continuing studies in Fine Arts at MICA and writing at Johns Hopkins University.

Thursday, February 16

Sweet Megg & the Wayfarers
9PM – 12AM
Rye Fells Point
1639 Thames St, Baltimore
All the way from New York! Sweet Megg and her wayfaring musicians will transport you, not to the past but to a new world of their own making. The band is lead by the charmingly enigmatic Sweet Megg, who imbues each song with her own concoction of melancholy and euphoria that will delight you, surprise you, and break your heart all at once. The band seamlessly incorporates elements of Dixieland, Harlem swing, Parisian cabaret, and gut bucket blues into one charming musical performance. Saxophonist Ryan Weisheit reimagines a world where Sidney Bechet, Lester Young, and Charlie Parker blow side by side. Together Sweet Megg, Ryan, and all the Wayfarers create a world where jazz is alive and well and living in New York. http://www.sweetmeggswayfarers.com/

UNION Brewery’s Rye-Baby Seasonal IPA Release & Cry-Baby Revival
8PM – 11PM
The Senator Theatre
5904 York Rd, Baltimore
UNION Craft Brewing, Clark Burger & The Senator Theatre present a screening of John Waters’ Cry-Baby (1990) in celebration of Union’s Rye-Baby season IPA release. Doors open at 7pm – showtime at 8pm. Rye-Baby IPA cans and other select Union beers available in the lobby and at Clark Burger. Starring: Johnny Depp, Amy Locane, Susan Tyrrell, Polly Bergen, Kim McGuire, Iggy Pop, Ricki Lake, Darren E. Burrows, Traci Lords and Mink Stole
Allison is a “square” good girl who has decided she wants to be bad and falls hard for Cry-Baby Walker, a Greaser (or “Drape” in John Waters parlance). Spoofing Elvis movies and Juvenile Delinquency scare films of the ’50s, this movie follows the adventures of Cry-Baby who, though he is sent to juvie, is determined to cross class (and taste) boundaries to get Allison back.

Awake Zion
6:30PM – 10PM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
Join us for a talk before the screening, presented by Charm City Tribe! What do the Rabbis and the Rastas have in common? Talk at 6:30 | Film at 7:30pm | $10, $7 mbrs. | +$3 at the door. The infamous Crown Heights race riots in the summer of ’91 set the tone for an urban battleground between Jewish and Black communities in Brooklyn. The fallout is still felt in this historically diverse neighborhood to this day. A vibrant and unique reggae music scene has emerged out of this tinderbox, which is a curious cultural hybrid of Rasta and Jewish influences – the most notable example being the platinum-selling Matisyahu. All of which begs the question: what gives?
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Punk Rock Deep Cuts Night! Proto-Punk!
9PM – 2AM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Third Thursday of every month, The Baltimore Whiskey Company presents…PUNK ROCK DEEP CUTS night!! BWC drink specials all night!! Each month, DJ Uncle Quincy spins punk rock cuts from a specific year or genre…This month: Proto-punk!! Most musicians classified as proto-punk are rock performers of the 1960s and early-1970s, with garage rock/art rock bands like the Velvet Underground, MC5 and the Stooges considered to be archetypal proto-punk artists, along with later glam rock band the New York Dolls.

Louie Louie, PLRLS, All Ball
8PM – 12AM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
Louie Louie is an all female rock n’ roll group whose live show will satisfy your desire for familiarity while taking it to bold and sometimes dark places. http://www.louielouieband.bandcamp.com/
All Ball is a musical collaboration of Cricket Arrison and Geoff Graham, artists based in Baltimore. Originally covering traditional tunes with Appalachian harmonies, here they pick up electric instrumentation to powerful, urgent effect.
PLRLS! Your weird party crashing cousins 😀 www.plrls.com

Oskar Blues Rarity Night
5PM – 8PM
World of Beer – Baltimore
1724 Whetstone Way, Baltimore
Join us and Oskar Blues Brewery as we tap some rare offerings we have been hanging on to for a rainy day. Along with some of your favorite year round brands, we will be featuring Barrel Aged Ten Fidy, Brandy Barrel Aged G’Knight, and Gingerbread Old Chub all on draft. These won’t last long so make sure not to miss out on this!

Pirate Days
10AM – 3PM
B&O Railroad Museum
901 W Pratt St, Baltimore
Pirate Days gives young adventurers the opportunity to engage in STEAM education activities centered around exploration and travel. Adventurers learn how the railroad provided people the opportunity to travel and explore America. Just like those early engineers and inventors, this program celebrates the exploratory spirit of pirates and encourages young minds to observe and engage with their environment.Come and enjoy an arrrsome day of fun and crafts!

Primate Fiasco – High & Wides – Still Hand String Band
7PM – 1AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Third Thursday Bluegrass Nights continue on February 16, 2017 at The 8×10 with The Primate FiascoThe High and WidesStill Hand String Band. Presented by our partners: The VA Way, Charm City Bluegrass and BulleitBourbon. There will be raffle prizes and we will be collecting non-perishable food donations to help homeless veterans in our community.
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Raising Voices Film Series ft. The Homestretch
6:30PM – 10PM
The Real News Network
231 Holliday St, Baltimore
Raising Voices Film Series is designed to inspire community dialogues and explore brave and creative subjects through documentary films. Join us every 3rd Thursday for free film-screenings and live panel discussion at the Real News Network Studios in downtown Baltimore. Next Screening: The Homestretch. Produced and directed by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly. Featured Artists: Wide Angle Youth Media film short: A Cry For Hope.
Post Screening Panel:
Ciera Dunlap & Essence Jacobs – YES Homeless Youth Drop in Center
Marisela Gomez – Community Activist
Jeff Singer – Healthcare for the Homeless
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MagiQ Manifest 3rd Thursdays at The Crown
9PM – 2AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
LAUNCH OF #MAGIQMANIFEST A NEW MONTHLY EXPERIENCE! The Crown- Red Room $5
Hosts:
zmickeyc  https://www.instagram.com/zmickeyc/
Tall Reek https://www.instagram.com/tallreek/
Josh Stokes https://www.instagram.com/joshpma/
DJs:
Mr. 14th https://www.instagram.com/mr14th/
DJ Ms Huxtable https://www.instagram.com/_mshuxtable/
Performances:
Rye Rye https://www.instagram.com/ryeryebitch/
Al Rogers Jr https://www.instagram.com/alrogersjr/
Visuals:
Kyle Yearwood
Special Surprises

Derrick Michaels Trio & Stimulus Package
8PM – 11PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Derrick Michaels is a saxophonist/improviser based in Baltimore, whose music is at once unapologetically lyrical and uncompromisingly dynamic. His trio with Alex Weber on bass and Mike Kuhl on drums blurs the line between straight ahead jazz and experimental music with aplomb, challenging the presumptions of jazz purists and stalwart experimentalists alike.
Stimulus Package is a Baltimore based trio that utilizes melodic improvisation informed by traditional jazz repertoire. Together saxophonist Chris Young, bassist Derek Weigmann, and drummer Sam Balcom synthesize their individual musical backgrounds to take listeners on an unforgettable, organic listening experience.
Tickets: $10 in advance /$13 at door/$5 full-time students with ID

Under the Tuscan Sun
6PM – 8PM
BIN 604 Wine Sellers
604 S Exeter St, Baltimore
Ahhhh, Tuscany. Rolling hills, a Renaissance sun, Chianti and Montalcino. Join us as we take a tour through the regional wines of Italy’s most picturesque landscape. Pasta not included. Tickets are $29.

BMK Karaoke Night at Trinacria
7:30PM – 11PM
Trinacria Ristorante & Bar
111 W Centre St, Baltimore
We have a monthly karaoke night at Trinacria Ristorante & Bar in Mt. Vernon. Get there early to order your food & drinks and get on the karaoke queue. Karaoke begins at 8. Stay tuned for the specials of the night.

Cromulons Return To The Sidebar
9PM – 12AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Hey guys. We have a show coming up in a couple weeks in Baltimore. Come out and have some drinks with us. We’ve also got a few new tunes to share. We’ll join Morning Dew and Young Rudiger.

Six-Course Food/ Craft Beer Pairing
6:30PM – 9PM
Verde
641 S Montford Ave, Baltimore
Come learn about various local & Italian craft beers paired with our specialty food!
-Enjoy homemade cheese, bread, pizza and dessert while learning about (and of course TASTING) various local & Italian craft beers
-Join an in depth discussion about Verde and the pizza industry
– Guest speakers include Ron Fischer, Division Manager of B. United National (importer of Italian microbrews) as well as a representative from Baltimore’s own Raven Beer!
The brewing industry in Maryland was started in 1703 in Annapolis by Benjamin Fordham. Since then, over 50 breweries have opened in Maryland. We will be discussing the history of the Maryland craft beers as well as their different characteristics as compared with some of the Italian varieties. Fresh cheese and four different Neapolitan pizzas tastings will be paired with the beers. Finish with a homemade dessert paired with a final beer tasting!

Friday, February 17

SAD! A Really Tremendous President’s Day Cabaret
8PM – 11PM
Single Carrot Theatre
2600 N Howard St, Baltimore
From the goofballs that brought you Soulstice: A Very Goldberg Christmas Cabaret and Singalong and Heart Attack: A Valentine’s Cabaret comes the President’s Day edition: a meditation on anger, hope & politics, with a healthy dose of humor. The show will be hosted by Richard Goldberg and Matt Shea.
Regular Tickets: $15 VIP Tickets: $25 \=(Gets you a seat up front and a free featured cocktail!)
Featuring:Britt Olsen-EckerKatie CallahanAlexander ScallyMatthew CasellaLauren SaundersLauren JacksonPaul DiemGenevieve de Mahy, and Meghan Stanton.
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A Wine + Chocolate Evening
6PM – 10PM
The Hall of Events
524 West Franklin Street, Baltimore
* Awesome local vendors with gifts and treats!
* Body painter/Live artist
* Live demonstration/Exotic dance
* Fashion showcase
Music provided by your favorite DJ P. Skyllz
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Josie Jubilee
10PM – 1AM
Rye Fells Point
1639 Thames St, Baltimore
Fells Points favorite doo-woppin, toe tappin, Pasty Cline resurrecting singer returns to Rye. Grab a cockrail and barstool, it’s time to take a trip down memory lane.

Bass Tribe Bmore w The Russ Liquid Test/ Exmag/ McWavy/Bleu
8PM- 1:45AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Russ Liquid Redefining the possibilities of modern music, The Russ Liquid Test fuses the raw vitality of classic funk and the inventive sound design of electronic production.
Exmag
McWavy
Bleu (Choppy Oppy & Sketchy Pete)
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Winter Whiskey Weekend
FEBRUARY 17 – 19, 2017
The Ivy Hotel
205 E Biddle St, Baltimore
Delve into the world of whisky on a weekend with Glenmorangie. On Friday, enjoy a five course dinner prepared by Chef Mark Levy paired with five different Glenmorangie expressions. Continue on Saturday with a guided whisky tasting and an evening nightcap. To round out the weekend, enjoy breakfast each morning with whisky-inspired brunch-style cocktails.
THE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
~ 2 Nights Accommodations
~ Friday: Five Course Whisky-Paired Dinner with a Glenmorangie representative, who will speak to the different whiskies.
~ Saturday: Guided Whisky Tasting
~ Saturday: Glenmorangie Night Caps
~ Full Gourmet Breakfast each morning
Please call Emmanuel West at (410) 514-0303 for more information or to make a reservation!

Opening Reception: ‘GHOSTS and FLEAS’ by Jeremy Crawford
6PM – 10PM
StillPointe Theatre
1825 N Charles St, Baltimore
Grand Re-opening / Ghosts and Fleas

Atlantic Guitar Quartet Concert
7:30PM – 9PM
The Engineers Club
11 W Mount Vernon Pl, Baltimore
Join the Atlantic Guitar Quartet at The Engineers Club for an evening of music for four guitars. Included in the program will be music by Andrew York, Atanas Ourkouzounov, Benjamin Verdery, Celso Machado, and Philip Glass.
Tickets, $15, $10 advance, $5 students/seniors. Door open at 7pm, concert begins at 7:30
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Burl-eoke! Presidential Sweets!
8PM – 11:30PM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Hey Baltimore! We’re back! Come cheer on your favorite team and enjoy the sexiest, silliest game show in the city! Their fate lies in your applause!  The theme this month is Presidential Sweets! Most songs will be either patriotic, political or love ballads.
Our singers for the night are: Rice PattyJoy Leah SissonKarl Khang NguyenAllyson Marie Wells, and Jessy Lucente
Our dancers for the night are: Bella La BlancDanny CarboTapitha Kix, and Scarlet Starlet
Early bird tickets are $5. At the door Tickets are $7. 21+ only

Couples Owl Prowl #2
6PM – 9PM
Carrie Murray Nature Center
1901 Ridgetop Rd, Baltimore
Do something unique in celebration of this Valentine’s Day! Meet all of our resident owls, hang out with some of our naturalists, and learn to spot owls at night. Enjoy a romantic fire with marshmallow roasting while sipping on hot chocolate and learning about these beautiful birds. This is for adults only (21 and older) and is a BYOB event–we encourage you to bring along a bottle of wine or other libation to sip on while dissecting owl pellets. If you’re lucky you may even win the door prize: a pair of hand painted wine glasses!! This will be a couples experience to be remembered for years to come! This program filled up quickly last year so we added a second date–be sure you select the correct date that you are interested in attending. No open toed shoes. No pets please. $40 per couple at the door. Please visit www.carriemurraynaturecenter.org or call 410-396-0808 to pre-register for the event.

Ebb&Nova at Spirits
6:30PM – 8:30PM
Spirits of Mt Vernon
900 N Charles St, Baltimore
Free concert, free wine tasting, free friends! Ebb & Nova is a northern Maryland based 4 piece indie band. Guitar and cello melodies pair with a soulful voice to craft a broad spectrum of music.

Garifuna Soul: Aurelio Martinez
8PM – 11PM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
Aurelio Martinez is a cultural warrior for the Garifuna people of the Caribbean Coast of Central America. He and his band create a sound influenced by the Garifuna’s West African and Amerindian ancestry. On stage, Aurelio’s passion for his culture is equally matched by his guitar solos and warm vocal delivery.
Come early for What Does it Mean to Be Black, produced in partnership with SHAN and featuring Aurelio alongside panelists Shan, D Watkin, Leila Rghiouli and music from DJ Pierre and Shalanda Hansboro. Hosted by Linnea Poole and Gerald Leavell.
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To The Moon /// The Solicitors /// James Von Lenz & the Pizza Barons
9PM – 12AM
Joe Squared
33 W North Ave, Baltimore
Please join James Von Lenz & The Pizza Barons (9pm) /// The Solicitors(10pm) /// and To The Moon (11pm) on Friday, February 17th at Joe Squared. We will be playing original music downstairs at the best pizza joint in town with only a $5 cover at the door.

Alcest w/ The Body, Creepers (members of Deafheaven)
7:30PM – 11:30PM
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
METAL SUCKS Presents
Alcest
the body
Creepers (members of Deafheaven)
Brought to you by Savage Party x Ripping Headaches

Comedy show w/ McQueen Adams (Comedy Central) at Ottobar
7:15PM – 8:45PM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Special Friday happy hour comedy show upstairs at Ottobar! Brought to you by the folks behind Ottobar’s ‘Second Saturday S#!t Show’! 6pm doors! We’re proud to welcome to Ottobar… McQueen Adams!
About McQueen: Creator and star of the new Comedy Central Snapchat series “HEADS WILL ROLL” and fresh off a tour with Funny or Die, McQueen Adams has taken his world of impressions, music, and comedy in a fresh and innovative direction, creating a hi-tech audio-visual universe. His new show “SAN PEDRO” incorporates his improvisational skills with the music of groups such as Daft Punk and Coldplay, voices both real and fictional, including Gandalf, his mom’s cat, Jason Statham, and plenty of original bizarre inhabitants.

Baltimore Vegan Weekend
Friday, February 17th – Baltimore Vegan Food Crawl
Sample a wide variety of delectable vegan dishes at more than 25 restaurants, cafes and bars around Baltimore! Enjoy everything from burgers to crab cakes, curries to cheezesteaks, pizzas to cupcakes – all delicious and all VEGAN! Check back soon for a listing of participating restaurants and menus.
Saturday, February 18th – The 2nd Annual Vegan Mac ‘n Cheese Smackdown & Afterparty at Thrive Baltimore
Join us for the mac ‘n cheese competition to end all mac ‘n cheese competitions! Sample 40 unique versions of vegan mac ‘n cheese and then cast your vote for the greatest vegan mac Baltimore has to offer!
After the competition, join the PEP Foods Collective in the grand opening of Thrive Baltimore, our new community resource center located in the heart of our great city. There will be music, beer & wine and, of course, delicious vegan cuisine prepared by PEP Foods!
Sunday, February 19th – B’More Vegan Brunch
Kick back and enjoy a lazy vegan brunch at one of more than a dozen restaurants and cafes in Baltimore! From vegan waffles, pancakes & crepes to meatless sausages and eggless scrambles –Baltimore’s got you covered! Wrap up this vegantastic weekend with a delicious brunch – and maybe a mimosa or two! Check back soon for a list of participating restaurants.

Bmore Dilla presents: Pharoahe Monch
8:30PM – 2AM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Bmore Dilla Presents The 11th Anniversy of FOREVER SHINING
Hosted by: Grap Luva
PRODUCERS: DK The Punisher, Choppy Chop, J Funk, Jsoul, and Dust Addicts
EMCEES: Eze Jackson, Greenspan, Ill Concious, Eva Rhymes, and UllNevaNo
DJS: minuswell, Havery Dent, Mills, K Metta, Excel, Jay Harris, Ronnie Don, and Pharoahe Monch
Exclusive J.Dilla Merch will be present
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4 Hours Of Funk : Motown Special
10PM – 2AM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
A full night of funk, soul, boogie and r&b from Motown! Easily the most influential record labels in the world. Expect not just the classics but also lesser known gems from artists like of Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, The Temptations, Gladys Knight, The Jackson 5, Rick James, The Marvelettes, Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Undisputed Truth and so much more!

Delilah’s Theory, Copes, ConVoi at Sidebar
9PM – 2AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Come up to Baltimore and check out three sweet bands that you have probably never heard of before. Just think of all the hipster street cred you’ll earn! “Hey man, have you heard of Delilah’s Theory? …Yeah, I didn’t think so. They’re like super underground.”
Deliliah’s Theory https://www.facebook.com/delilahstheoryband/
Copes https://www.facebook.com/Copes-793524587440571/
ConVoi https://www.facebook.com/ConVoiBand/

Frozen Harbor Music Festival 2017 Featuring Dru Hill
Friday & Saturday
Baltimore Inner Harbor
Frozen Harbor Music Festival is a 2-day festival that consists of 140 acts on 9 stages in the heart of Baltimore’s beautiful Inner Harbor. This is a 9 venue event including Rams Head Live, Baltimore Soundstage, Angel’s Rock Bar, Luckies Tavern, Tin Roof, PBR, Mex, Luckies Liquors and Leinenkugels Biergarten. This years event will consist of 150+ bands, performing, country, pop, rock, metal, reggae, ska and hip-hop.
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The Point of House ft. DJ: Mookie Wizzo Code Theory and B-Side
10PM – 2AM
The Point in Fells
1738 Thames St., Baltimore
Artists Compound LLC & Bart Shiflett Present: The Point of House
DJ: Mookie Wizzo ( Deep Sugar Music) & Code Theory B-SIDE Bart Shiflett
The Point of House is to feel and be FREE and that is exactly what connoisseur beats creator Mookie “Wizzo” Brock does for Baltimore dancers; sets them free. Join us on the dance floor as Mookie, Bart Shiflett, and emerging DJ Code Theory take to the decks to turn The Point into Charm Cities hottest spot for all things HOUSE.

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of The Revolution
5PM- 9PM
The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum
1601 E North Ave, Baltimore
Screening of the documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard of The Revolution. The film is the first feature-length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. The screening will be followed by a discussion with a guest speaker.

DJ Mills Presents: Tear Da Club Up Dance Party
10PM – 2AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
DJ Mills spinning Down South Crunk,Snap, and Booty Shake Classics
(Lil Jon, Cash Money, Three Six Mafia, Luda, TI, Jeezy and more)

Rat City Rock At The Depot
9PM – 1AM
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
A Night Of Good Ol Rock n Roll with
The Methmatics..https://www.facebook.com/The-Methmatics-298823240316358/?fref=ts
Adam Crouse Project..https://www.facebook.com/The-Adam-Crouse-Project-173755859701911/?fref=ts
Flies In The Vasoline..STP Tribute..https://www.facebook.com/Fliesinthevasolineband/?fref=ts

Saturday, February 18

Pirate Days
10AM – 3PM
B&O Railroad Museum
901 W Pratt St, Baltimore
Pirate Days gives young adventurers the opportunity to engage in STEAM education activities centered around exploration and travel. Adventurers learn how the railroad provided people the opportunity to travel and explore America. Just like those early engineers and inventors, this program celebrates the exploratory spirit of pirates and encourages young minds to observe and engage with their environment. Come and enjoy an arrrsome day of fun and crafts!

Thomas & Friends Day at Port Discovery
10AM – 5PM
Port Discovery Children’s Museum
35 Market Pl, Baltimore
Fans of Thomas the Tank Engine won’t want to miss Port Discovery’s special Thomas & Friends day in celebration of the Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails exhibit! Make Thomas the Train magnets, abstract train artwork, train whistles and train totes. Have fun with pop-up science projects that explore the science behind trains, simple machines and engineering through interactive demonstrations and experiments. Also enjoy live music from our roaming musician, Mr. Norman, and an interactive version of our limited-time only play The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper, performed at Port Discovery with special permission from Penguin Random House.

Mosaics Workshop with Rick Shelley
10AM – 4PM
American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Hwy, Baltimore
Cost: $110, $85 Members
A One-Day MOSAIC WORKSHOP with Rick Shelley! Come and learn the ancient art of mosaic. You will get a chance to learn about a variety of techniques and walk away with your own finished piece of art. Supplies will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring some of their own (shells, buttons, glass, beads, pebbles, etc. are welcome), but please be sure to PACK A LUNCH.
REGISTRATION: Advance registration & payment is required, please call (410) 244-1900 to register for this workshop. Don’t delay, space is limited!

Clifton Mansion Valentine Tour
10AM – 1PM
Civic Works
2701 Saint Lo Dr, Baltimore
Join us on our popular Valentine’s Tour! Give your Valentine a special gift or enjoy your holiday with a friend and explore the “Love of Art”. Tour Clifton Mansion and enjoy a short program focused on the art by Baltimore artist Alfred Jacob Miller and others that Johns Hopkins chose to decorate his homes, exploring topics such as: Did Hopkins choose the painting of The Trapper’s Bride because it was Baltimore artist Jacob Miller’s most famous work? Is it controversial? What mysterious unknown artist created Clifton’s The Bay of Naples mural?
Take the guided tour to explore the heart of the building and its stories of love and art from the basement to the top of Clifton’s tower. RSVP in advance to cliftonmansion@civicworks.com and pay $5 at the door.

Das Winter Wonderland
10:30AM – 9PM
Das Bier Haus
1542 Light St, Baltimore
Welp, here we go again!! Fingers crossed we get Snow for this one, but we are throwing a Winter Wonderland Block Party! Dust off your Snow Pants and Boots because we are throwing down. Live Music, Ice Luges, heated tents, bier trucks and good times to come. If you been to one of our other parties you know what you’re in for. More details to come!

Brew Valley Beer Walk
12PM – 5PM
Birroteca
1520 Clipper Road, Baltimore
Please join Birroteca Baltimore, UNION Craft Brewing, and Nepenthe Homebrew, for the first ever Brew Valley Beer Walk. Your ticket will include a three course Evolution Craft Brewing beer pairing lunch at Birroteca (tax and gratuity included), followed by a tour and tasting at Union Craft Brewing, and a homebrew demo at Nepenthe! Must be 21 to attend. $55 per person, tickets are limited, so get yours early!
12pm-1:30pm: Lunch at Birroteca
2pm-3:00pm: Homebrew Demo at Nepenthe
3:30pm-5pm: Tour and Tasting at Union Craft Brewing
Park your car at birroteca for lunch, then we will walk together (weather permitting), or provide group transportation (if there is snow or rain), down the street to Nepenthe and Union. After you finish at Union, make your way back to Birroteca to get your car. Make dinner reservations for the evening at Birroteca and receive 10% off of your check (with purchase of a Beer Walk ticket).
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Legends & Legacies Jubilee
12PM – 4PM
Baltimore Visitor Center
401 Light St, Baltimore
In Honor of Black History Month, join many of the city’s top cultural attractions under one roof for an afternoon of FREE interactive and family-friendly activities. Baltimore’s Legends & Legacies Jubilee invites everyone to embrace the city’s rich African-American heritage and culture while encouraging inclusivity and community engagement.
Events schedule:
*Interactive Exhibits from Baltimore’s top cultural attractions (Noon to 4 p.m.)
*Food samplings from The Land of Kush (Noon to 1 p.m.)
*Opening Ceremony featuring Mayor Catherine Pugh, Visit BaltimorePresident and CEO, Al Hutchinson and the Morgan State University State University Choir (12:30 to 1 p.m.)
*Food samplings from Terra Cafe Bmore (1 p.m. to 2 p.m.)
*Relive History with Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman (1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.)
*Dessert samplings from Berriesbyquicha (2 to 3 p.m.
*Storytelling with the Growing Griots – Part I (2:30 to 3 p.m.)
*Storytelling with the Growing Griots – Part II (3:30 to 4 p.m.)
Exhibitors include:  Baltimore Heritage, Baltimore National Heritage Area, Greater Baltimore History Alliance, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Industry, Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum,Maryland Historical Society, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, National Aquarium, The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Renaissance Production & Tours and The Walters Art Museum.

Indigo Dye Party at FORCE
1PM – 3PM
The Motor House
120 W North Ave, Baltimore
Come & dye your fabric in the alluring & illustrious indigo. We will provide everything you need including the tools to make marks on the fabric, and of course, the indigo (Fabric not included for this course). Just bring yourself, your fabric of your choosing & your creativity.
Fabric Ideas: T-shirts, Pillowcases, open yardage for projects/wall hangings; anything cotton, silk, linen or natural material. (No towels or bedding please!)
We suggest if you plan to order silk or cotton items you check out Dharma Trading Company as they have gorgeous, ready to dye fabric that is inexpensive and easy to order. Many of our past participants have bought their large silk scarves for indigo dyeing workshops.
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The 2nd Annual Vegan Mac ‘n Cheese Smackdown
3PM – 7PM
Baltimore City Community College
2901 Liberty Hts, Baltimore
See you at the Vegan Mac ‘n Cheese SMACKDOWN in Baltimore on February 18th! Whether you like it velvety smooth and saucy, or baked with bread crumbly goodness on top, come on out to our new, more spacious venue to taste them all and cast your vote in this 100% vegan cook-off!
Tickets for guests are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Kids 5 and under attend for FREE! Guest tickets include entry to the Smackdown, samples of all the mac ‘n cheese, and a vote for the People’s Choice! You’re also invited to the amazing After Party to follow the event at the NEW Thrive Baltimore resource center.
All proceeds will go towards the ongoing community outreach and education projects of Thrive Baltimore and Better Health, Better Life.Want more delicious vegan food? The Smackdown is just one event during The Vegan Weekend, a celebration of vegan food and culture throughout Baltimore. Stay tuned for the event FB page and a list of participating restaurants.

Version City – Ska / Reggae
10PM – 1AM
Rye Fells Point
1639 Thames St, Baltimore
King Django www.reverbnation.com/ KingDjango
Brian Hill www.reverbnation.com/BHill
John Decarlo www.reverbnation.com/ JohnDeCarlo
Rocker T www.reverbnation.com/RockerT
Alex Brander www.youtube.com/watch?v ji6Dmbm0RpI
Version City Tour www.reverbnation.com/ VersionCityTour

Box of Rain – Grateful Dead ’68 – ’74 Tribute at Ottobar
8PM – 1AM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
BOX OF RAIN is the classic six piece that pays tribute to the most prolific and finest period of the Grateful Dead, 68-74. Featuring a revolving, all star lineup with former members of Dark Star Orchestra, Living Earth, andSplintered Sunlight, BOX OF RAIN channels the sound and magic that could have only happened at that special time.

10 Minutes TOPS! Annual Resident Artists’ Open House
6PM – 11PM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
This year, we put Creative Alliance’s Resident Artists’ front and center by showcasing their artwork, collaborations, and dedication to the Baltimore community in an evening of rapid-fire, exciting art talks! MEET OUR ARTISTS! Amy Sherald, Paul Rucker, Alice Gadzinski, Tiffany Lange, Adam Davies, Cameron Shojaei, Jerry Allen Gilmore, and Alfonso Fernandez – plus special surprise guests! Each resident will present for a maximum of 10 minutes – they can present their artwork, provide a special performance, or a unique collaboration. Expect to see spectacular work by painters, puppeteers, video artists, photographers, and sculptors. Each resident’s segment will be completely distinct and provide a compelling, quick but fascinating introduction to their work and process.

The Chair knows all, The Chair decides. Who will you be in The Chair?
8PM – 11PM
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
The Chair, The Legend ,The Portal into one’s inner being. A Journey of self-awareness, that will only be determined by the Chair. Intimate, raw, unrehearsed and captured as quickly as received. A moment in The Chair will show you the mysteries of the universe, the mystery we become in The Chair. In the end The Chair knows all…The Chair decides. Who will you be in The Chair? $10 Doors at 8pm. NOTE: If you sat in The Chair you will receive your 12×12 photo for the $10 entrance fee. A 101 Photo installation including The Chair itself. Meet and Greet with The Chair, Take a photo with The Chair (with your personal camera or phone).
Music by:
DJ Neska
Lazlo Lee and The Motherless Children https://soundcloud.com/lazlo-lee
Black Lung https://www.facebook.com/blacklungbaltimore/
Azurea https://soundcloud.com/azureamusic
and the mod/garage sounds of The Get Smart https://www.facebook.com/thegetsmart/
Food: Meat and Vegan Chili by Supersonic Kitchen
http://www.supersonickitchen.com/campfire-chili-with-robert-fireball-mitchell/
And who knows…maybe more…The Chair will decide.

Mortified Baltimore: Doomed Valentines
6PM – 11PM
The Ideal Arts Space
905 W 36th St, Baltimore
TWO SHOWS: 6 PM AND 9 PM. True Tales … Ripped from the Pages of Real Life!
Mortified stars everyday adults sharing their most embarrassingly real teenage diary entries, poems, love letters, lyrics and locker notes … in front of total strangers. Come enjoy our annual Doomed Valentines show, featuring some of our favorite love-themed pieces! It’s the perfect Valentine’s date–or anti-Valentine’s date. Hailed as a “cultural phenomenon” by Newsweek, Mortified is a comic excavation of the strange and extraordinary things we created as kids. Witness adults sharing their own adolescent journals, letters, poems, lyrics, home movies, stories and more! With beverages from The Wine Source and, um, sexy things for sale fromSugar.
COST: $15 in advance, $20 at the door (cash only at the door).

Ed Hochuli // Queen Wolf // Hollywood Blanks // The Tryfuss Puppet Collective with special guest Snakefeast
8PM – 11PM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
Proceeds to go to the forever fund of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society.
With sets by:
Ed Hochuli (PA)
Queen Wolf
Hollywood Blanks
Snakefeast
Opening with a special performance by the Tryfuss Puppet Collective of their show created around the Snakefeast track “Blight” performed for the very first time live with Snakefeast.

2017 Nielsen-Massey Buttercream Ball
7PM – 11PM
The Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore
Join Icing Smiles for the 2017 Nielsen-Massey Buttercream Ball at the Baltimore Museum of Art in downtown Baltimore! This casually elegant evening will entertain everyone with music and dancing, incredible food created by Rouge Fine Catering, and of course our silent auction with something for everyone… restaurant gift cards, autographed memorabilia, and those special items you just can’t buy. This year our signature dessert table will feature delicious bites from Baltimore’s own Jason Hisley, owner of La Cakerie.
Icing Smiles welcomes long time Sugar Angels and Maryland’s own Tavares Evans and Amy Eagan, owners of Cakes 2-A-T as our featured Sugar Artists for the evening. In addition, we will also have a special “Meet and Greet” with some of the Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders who have chosen Icing Smiles as their charity of choice this season! So grab your favorite party clothes and dancing shoes and join us on February 18th from 7pm to 11pm at the Baltimore Museum of Art. It’s going to be a night you won’t forget!
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The Ottobar’s Shrunken Head-Surf Explosion!
9PM – 12AM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Celebrating instrumental surf music with live performances by The Killers from Space and The Tsunami Experiment. Hosted by DJ C Cow with Tiki Drink Specials, Surf Movies and other surprises! No Cover Charge.

Dvořák’s Nightcap: Concert & After-Party
7PM – 10PM
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
1212 Cathedral St, Baltimore
One hour performance of Dvořák’s Cello Concerto + a speakeasy after-party featuring Slavic gypsy jazz from Orchester Praževica, food specials and $4 Pilsner Urquell.
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Bmore Into Comics Issue #12
1PM – 7PM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
Local comics creators gather to show/sell their books and art ranging from all-ages to mature. Includes panel discussions on comics, writing, and process. Come get a drink and chat with your local creatives! Free and open to all ages!

Applefeast, Nomad Express, Tha Raw and Purple Orange at Sidebar
8PM – 12:30AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Purple Orange: https://purpleorangebaltimore.bandcamp.com/
Nomad Express: https://nomadexpress.bandcamp.com/
Tha Raw: https://tharaw.bandcamp.com/releases
Applefeast: https://applefeast.bandcamp.com/

That 1 Guy
7PM – 10PM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
All Good Presents
That 1 Guy – With an extensive and amazing track record of unique and imaginative performances featuringhis curious instrument and copious amounts of originality, Mike Silverman aka That1Guy has set himself apart as a true one-of-a-kind talent that rivals any other artist currently in the entertainment industry. He was also the ʻTap Water Awardʼ winner at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for best musical act. His legendary collaboration and multiple tours with Buckethead as The Frankenstein Brothers has further cemented his virtuoso story as a creative visionary as well.
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Tinnarose – The National Reserve at The 8×10
10:30PM – 1:30AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
TINNAROSE
Tinnarose has weathered a storm and produced a record of great variety and depth. They may sound like a nod to the past, but this is a band moving forward with purpose and passion.
THE NATIONAL RESERVE
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Lovingly Soulful: An Evening of Luther, Phyllis, Anita & Stevie
7PM – 12AM
Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center
847 North Howard Street, Baltimore
Spend an evening listening to the sweet classic soul of Luther Vandross, Phyllis Hyman, Anita Baker and Stevie Wonder performed by the Eubie Blake Cabaret Company under the direction of Troy Burton. This performance is food for the soul. Classic selections include Golden Lady, Meet Me On The Moon, Caught Up In The Rapture, Creepin’, Somewhere In My Lifetime and many others. Cash bar will be available. Dinner for purchase will also be available, offered by Next Phaze Catering.A DJ performance is included in the purchase of your ticket.
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Mark Johnson – Edge of Jazz
8PM – 11PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Pat Clare, guitar
Mike Login, bass
Mark Johnson, drums & tabla
Tickets: $20 in advance/$23 at door/$10 full-time students with ID

The Ground: Opening Reception
6PM – 9PM
Hutzler Brothers Palace Building
200 N. Howard St., Baltimore
The Contemporary presents The Ground, a solo commission by New York and Richmond-based artist Michael Jones McKean, at the historic Hutzler Brothers Palace Building. The project is free and open to the public from February 18 through May 19, 2017.

CSJQ Presents “Shades of Jazz in Film Noir”
7:30PM – 10PM
Germano’s Piattini and Cabaret at Germano’s
300 S High St, Baltimore
This evening accents the classics, as CSJQ presents a night of beautiful songs associated with the films noir of the 1940s and ‘50s. This show explores the myriad shades of noir jazz, from bliss to blues, from rhapsodies to red wagons. CSJQ will also introduce several new numbers in this show, so even if you’ve seen earlier versions, there’ll be plenty to enjoy!  This unique multi-media event is sure to delight jazz aficionados, classic movie fans and anyone who has ever been in love.
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Radical Discharge, Payback, Mid-Rats
9:30PM – 12AM
Asian Taste Restaurant
916 W 36th St, Baltimore
Radical Discharge
Payback- paybackhardcore.bandcamp.com
Mid Rats- https://midrats.bandcamp.com/

Thrive No. 5: David Smooke and Jeff Stern
8PM – 11PM
Jordan Faye Contemporary
218 W Saratoga St. | top floor | the m.a.p. bldg., Baltimore
Music for marimba and electronics and amplified toy piano. Baltimore composer David Smooke’s music is about exploding boundaries in the continuing search for transcendence. Percussionist par excellence Jeff Stern returns to Baltimore to join David. Jeff is a founding member of the 2 piano/2 percussion group, Icarus Quartet, championing the repertoire’s staples as well as new works from great young composers of his generation. You could also have heard him play major venues like Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center. Thrive No. 5 will include works by Pauline Oliveros, John Cage, David Smooke, and more…Drinks and Dessert are provided freely for your enjoyment.

Music for Exploding Heads
7PM – 9PM
WoodBerry Studios
2121 Druid Park Drive, Baltimore
A collaborative performance with art by Ann Walsh and music by the Pique Collective.
Beer, wine and snacks will be provided. $5 cover. Doors open at 7, show starts at 7:30.
Buy Tickets Here

Sunday, February 19

Mother’s Pajama Brunch Fed Hill
9AM – 2PM
Mothers Grille
1113 S Charles St, Baltimore
ANNOUNCING: The return of PAJAMA BRUNCH!
1/2 your ENTIRE check if you’re wearing your PJ’s.
No sweats, no scrubs, no athletic wear.
Love, Mom

3rd Annual Chili Cook Off
1PM – 5PM
Barcocina
1629 Thames St, Baltimore
Come join some of Balimore’s best chefs for our 3rd Annual Chili Cook Off. Escape the winter cold and enjoy as much chili as you can taste! The event goes from 1pm – 5pm. The chili tasting and judging will be from 3pm – 5pm. $5 ticket includes tasting of each chili (approximately 10 different varieties), discounted drink and cocktail specials, and discounted food specials.
Buy Tickets Here

We The Kings, Cute is What We Aim For & more
7PM – 10PM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
with special guests
CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR
PLAID BRIXX
ASTRO LASSO

Big Mouth, Open City (mem. Ted Leo/ Paint it Black) & Soft Grip
8PM – 1AM
Downsquares
33 W. North Ave, Baltimore
Unregistered Nurse Booking presents…
BIG MOUTH
Open City (Philly, mem Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Paint it Black, Kid Dynamite, Bridge and Tunnel)
Soft Grip

Jazz iz PHSH Ft members of Trey Anastasio Band & The Giant Country Horns
7PM – 1AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Jazz Is PHSH is a collective of innovative jazz and jam musicians that re-imagine the music of Phish into instrumental, funky jazz arrangements that are both recognizable to fans of Phish and also accessible to jazz, funk and fusion aficionados. Led by The Chase Brothers, Adam Chase and Matthew Chase, the collective of musicians includes members of Phish’s Giant Country Horns, Trey Anastasio Band, Snarky Puppy, Dave Matthews Band, The Flecktones, Rubblebucket, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Lettuce, The Mu’tet, Sun Ra Arkestra, Victor Wooten Band, Kung Fu, RAQ, and more. Many members of the Jazz Is Phsh collective have performed and toured with Phish throughout the years, bringing an authenticity to the music while the group explores the possibilities with the vast catalog of Phish.
The lineup for 2/19 at The 8×10 is:
The Chase Brothers w/
Carl Gerhard (Giant Country Horns)
James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band)
Scott Flynn (Odesza, Pretty Lights Live Band)
Chris DeAngelis (Kung Fu)
Josh Thomas (With Lions)
w/special guests TBA

Seattle Folk/Pop/Jazz Double Bill with Naomi Moon Siegel and Otherworld
2PM – 4PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Naomi Moon Siegel – The Seattle/Missoula composer, trombonist, and multi-instrumentalist presents music from her album Shoebox View, a travelogue of folk melodies, fantastical soundscapes, and lyrical, powerful, yet gentle jazz. Her music creates cinematic space that is introspective and celebratory, intimate and full.
Otherworld is an award-winning contemporary group with a unique style that has wide audience appeal. Otherworld blends jazz, classical, and Middle Eastern influences, played on a mix of acoustic and electric instruments. They perform original compositions with an emphasis on improvisation.

TWO SETNoah Haidu Quartet: Infinite Distances CD release concert
6PM – 9PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Noah Haidu, piano
Tim Green, saxophone
Peter Brendler, bass
John Davis, drums
Pianist and composer Noah Haidu is evidence that 21st century jazz can be adventurous, fresh and swing hard, that an exciting, modern pianist can play memorable melodies and soulful grooves. His powerful Posi-Tone Records debut SLIPSTREAM garnered rave reviews and 8 weeks in the top 50 national jazz radio charts. Now, even as tracks from SLIPSTREAM remain in heavy rotation, Noah has released his acclaimed follow-up.

Tom Reyes & Friends @ 13.5 Wine Bar
6PM – 9PM
13.5% Wine Bar
1117 W 36th St, Baltimore
Tom Reyes began playing professionally at the age of fourteen. He performed with numerous rock,and R&B bands before switching to Jazz in 1999.Some of the artists He has performed with include Ruby Glover, Dontae Winslow, Lonnie Youngblood, Buck Hill, Jesse Yawn, Joyce Scott, Rodney Kelly, Ray Gaskins, Orange Wedge, Ajax, and The Reyes Brothers Band. Tom Reyes is inducted into the Maryland Entertainment Hall Of Fame, and is a Maryland Music Awards Nominee Finalist in the Jazz Category for 2015, and 2016. His band performed for the Star Spangled Banner Opening Ceremony Reception.

Enjoy!

– Lindsey

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