Things to do in Baltimore this week 2/20/17

I love waking up the Sunday morning of a 3 day weekend and thinking “I don’t have to go to work tomorrow!”  My apologies to those of you who you do.  I’ll think of you while I’m playing nerdy board games with my friends.  What are you doing with your extra day?  Lots of options to see some good improv and stand up this week!  As always, the music scene is on fire.  I’m most excited about the American Craft Show this weekend.  Maybe I’ll see you there?

Monday, February 20

Presidents Day Brunch / National Margarita Day
10AM – 12AM
The Boathouse Canton, Waterfront Grille
2809 Boston St, Baltimore
We will be open for Brunch on Presidents Day – as well as celebrating another favorite holiday – National Margarita Day with $5 Margaritas all day!

Not My President’s Day Baltimore
10AM – 12AM
Station North Arts and Entertainment District
N. Charles Street & North Avenue Baltimore
In solidarity with Bad Hombres and Nasty Women across the country, Bad and Nasty Bmore is designing a full day of events on February 20th in Station North, along Charles Street and North Avenue. The holiday Monday will include family friendly workshops, activism, play readings and performances at Stillpointe Theater (1825 N Charles St) followed by an evening cabaret at The Crown (1910 N. Charles St) that will feature music, comedy, and other acts. Bad and Nasty B’more has engaged dozens of artists and welcomes others to participate. The lineup includes a diverse and growing crew of Baltimore comics, singers and songwriters, directors, actors, performance artists, playwrights, and more. Ticket sales ($10 Sliding Scale) and Bad and Nasty Bake Sale proceeds will go to ACLU Maryland. Amid an abusive climate of bigotry, sexism, xenophobia, environmental devastation and a long list of injustices, Bad and Nasty Bmore calls on all Charm City citizens to come out and strengthen community, engage/rage in dialogue, rupture false rhetoric, disrupt the normalizing and be heard!

A Dangerously Delicious Fundraiser
11AM – 2PM
Dangerously Delicious
2839 Odonnell St, Baltimore
Join us on Monday, February 20th for a Dangerously Delicious end to your Presidents’ Day Weekend. AARF will be on hand in the Dangerously Delicious Pies storefront in Canton with three raffle baskets: cat themed, dog themed, and pie themed! PLUS, Dangerously Delicious is generously donating 50% of the proceeds from three pies to AARF: Vegan Chili, Ratatouille and The Baltimore Bomb! This applies to both slices AND whole pies (of the three varieties mentioned above, only).

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The Love Songs of the Presidents
3PM – 4:40PM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
Celebrate Presidents Day (& a belated Valentines Day) with these choral settings of love poems and letters by US Presidents, from George Washington to George W. Bush. You’ll be surprised!
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Sotto Sopra’s Diversity Potluck Party
7PM – 10PM
Sotto Sopra Restaurant
405 N Charles St, Baltimore
Sotto Sopra Restaurant’s owner Riccardo Bosio is a true believer that breaking bread with others, sharing food, talking and listening to others is core to understanding and friendship no matter your cultural or religious background. It is in that spirit of hospitality that he is inviting anyone who brings homemade food to his Diversity Potluck Party.
Guests will bring a homemade dish that will feed between 12 to 15 people. Live music!  No need for reservations, just bring your favorite homemade dish. We will supply the wine and beer.

BBP: February Pre-ride
7PM – 9PM
St. Mary’s Park
600 N Paca St, Baltimore
This is the pre-ride for the BBP: Bike Party on the Red Carpet At a faster pace, but doable for all skill levels, this 8.5 mile jaunt traces the plotted Bike Party path to see if it’s juuuust right for the main event. This month’s ride will end at Heavy Seas Alehouse.

Tuesday, February 21

Understanding Molecular Gastronomy
6PM – 9PM
Schola
1005 North Charles Street, Baltimore
The Molecular Gastronomy movement and now often referred to as Modernist Cuisine, was started by Ferran Adria at el Bulli restaurant in Spain in the late 80’s and is now ubiquitous in the culinary scene around the world. We’ll examine this playful style of cooking using many of the benchmark techniques such as sous vide, spherification with calcium chloride, generating foams with ISI canisters and xanathan gum and gluing things together with transglutaminase. Of course we’ll eat our bizarre creations! *This class is not as hands-on as some of our other classes.* $59.
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Nova Gray – The King Presents: All Ages Open Mic Night
7PM – 9PM
Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor by Red Lion
207 E Redwood St, Baltimore
This is an all ages open mic with performers as young as 7 years old at this event. Artists are encouraged to utilize this platform to hone their skills and to work on their stage presence with the absence of profanity. Please arrive by 7:30pm to sign up with our host Nova Gray. Nova Gray is a poet, spoken word artist, writer, and community activist that was born and raised in Baltimore. “I started writing to put my vision on paper; from paper to my voice,” said Nova. “Writing saved my life and I’m just using it to save others.” We encourage artists to come early to sign up as space is limited.

Khruangbin, The Shacks & Outcalls
8PM – 11PM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Khruangbin
The Shacks
Outcalls
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Building Our Tribe: Love as an Act of Resistance
6PM – 8PM
The Motor House
120 W North Ave, Baltimore
You are invited to the first in our monthly workshop series! Thrive is intended as a space for people impacted by sexual and domestic violence to grow, learn, and heal as a community. Saida Agostini presents Building Our Tribe: Love as an Act of Resistance. Love is not something we talk about often in relationship to the experience of surviving assault or abuse. However, for many survivors, love is the foundation of our growth and agency. This workshop will explore how we build loving communities with each other where we can be wholly seen, affirmed and honored.
This is the first in a monthly skill share series hosted by FORCE’s Baltimore based survivor collective, Gather Together. Each workshop will focus on a different theme ranging from legal rights, to visual and performing arts, to restorative healing. Each month a guest facilitator will create a healing space and will share resources as a take-away after the event. A Thrive activity book with each skill share will make the monthly workshops available for people anywhere, anytime. Our goal is to share skills for healing, surviving, and thriving, and to build community connections to show that we are not alone on our healing journeys.

Docs from the Docks presents: Landfill Harmonic
6:15PM – 9PM
Maryland Science Center
601 Light St, Baltimore
Healthy Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation present a FREE screening of Landfill Harmonic, a documentary that follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. The film will be preceeded by a special performance by Baltimore’s own recycled instrumentalist, Abu the Flutemaker, and followed by a zero-waste panel discussion with speakers from Healthy Harbor, Trash Free Maryland, Baltimore Office of Sustainability and Abu. This event will be hosted at the Maryland Science Center. Doors open at 6:15pm, performance by Abu the Flutemaker from 6:30-7:00pm, film at 7:00pm followed by a zero-waste discussion panel.

Behind the Curtain: New Music on Women
9:30PM – 11PM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
The Witches, a Baltimore-based experimental duo of flute and violin and vocals, will premiere a series of commissions, each of which honors a woman chosen by the composer. The Witches will also perform free improvisations, and lead a group improvisation with the audience (instruments encouraged but not required). There will also be an open discussion about the role of women in salon culture and the creation of new music. This concert is part of a larger research project looking to explore the historical and contemporary presence of women in salon cultures of Baltimore. This evening you will hear works by Ruby Fulton, Eddie Davis, Anna Meadors, Adam O’Farrill, Sam Torres, and Ledah Finck.

Great American Ghost, Until We Are Ghosts, Bungler, Faceplant
8PM – ?
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Another FREE show at The Sidebar!!!!
Great American Ghost https://www.facebook.com/GreatAmericanGhost/
Until We Are Ghosts https://www.facebook.com/untilweareghosts/
Bungler https://www.facebook.com/BunglerBand/
Faceplant https://www.facebook.com/faceplantofficialband/

B. the Change–Huddle and Action #3
6:30PM – 8PM
Five and Dime Ale House
901 W 36th St, Baltimore
Our next Huddle  we will be going over very specific ways to make sure that our representatives are HEARING OUR VOICES. More details to come! Come by as early as 6:30 to mingle and get food or drinks. This will be held at a public venue so patronizing our gracious hosts is encouraged. We’ll be meeting in the upstairs dining room, but all food and drinks can be purchased directly from the bar. Please RSVP as soon as possible to help us get an accurate headcount for this event!  And remember to bring pens, paper, ideas, and the desire to GET THINGS DONE!

ACLU – Happy Hour Fundraiser!
3PM – 7PM
Golden West Cafe
1105 W 36th St, Baltimore
Join us back at The Golden West Bar as we host a fundraiser for American Civil Liberties Union in support of their numerous fights to defend human rights. Stop by anytime from 3pm–7pm for our Happier Hours – this month we have invited representatives from the ACLU of Maryland to come by and help people signup to become members! Additionally, we’ll have special drinks & cocktails with all proceeds going directly to support ACLU.

RAR Tap Takeover
6PM – ?
Das Bier Haus
1542 Light St, Baltimore
We are doing a RAR tap takeover and doing a new release for their 10-Layer Strawberry.
Drafts:
*10-Layer Mint
*10-Layer Strawberry **New Release** (Chocolate covered strawberry)
*Pulp
*Country Ride
*Marylan
*Lumber Sexual
*Lectar Nectar

Blue Water Baltimore Donation Night at Blue Pit BBQ
6PM – 8PM
Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar
1601 Union Ave, Baltimore
JOIN BLUE WATER BALTIMORE AND RAISE A GLASS TO SUPPORT CLEAN WATER AND STRONG COMMUNITIES! Blue Water Baltimore is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to restore the quality of Baltimore’s rivers, streams and Harbor to foster a healthy environment, a strong economy, and thriving communities. Funds raised will help enhance our current environmental restoration volunteer activities and community events. With your help, we will continue to expand initiatives that support clean water and strong communities in and around Baltimore. We look forward to bringing our tree planting, trash and invasive species removal and stormwater management practices to even more communities in 2017!

Cooking Class at The Corner Pantry
7PM – 10PM
The Corner Pantry
6080 Falls Road, Lake Falls Village, Baltimore
Teach yourself something new in 2017. Join Chef Neill Howell and the kitchen for some great classes. Our next class is : BUTCHERY WITH BRIAN
Join Chef Brian in a hands on class all about chicken. He will coach you through brining, trussing, roasting and butchering your bird. You will take home your bird, seasoned salt, brine mix, and a special boning knife. **This class would be best suited for more experienced home cooks.
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A Good Word
7PM – 9PM
Breaking Bread
771 Washington Blvd, Baltimore
Come join us for our third installment. Good good, Good vibes , And a Good Word.

Infinity Knives // Look Vibrant (Montreal!) // Of Rohan // Mems
8:30PM – 11PM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
The Crown Presents:
Infinity Knives https://soundcloud.com/jon-reed-9
Look Vibrant (Montreal) https://soundcloud.com/lookvibrant
Of Rohan https://horsemenofrohan.bandcamp.com/
Mems https://soundcloud.com/memsbaltimore

Roast to Coast: Ironclad Coffee
6PM – 7PM
Order&Chaos Coffee
1410 Key Highway, Baltimore
Come into Order&Chaos for our Guest Roaster series, where we’re serving up single origin coffees from hand selected guest roasters across the country. Next up, Ironclad Coffee Roasters, from Richmond, VA.

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

BIG University Level 312 Student Showcase
8:30PM – 9PM
Baltimore Improv Group
2600 N. Howard St., Baltimore
They’ve been learning and studying hard, now come out and support our most recent graduates of Level 312 in their final class performance! We’ve got BIG talent to show off to you. Our most recent round of classes has been working and playing together for weeks. Our Level 312 class, taught by Terry Withers, will take the stage to show off their improv comedy skills! The performance will begin at 8:30 pm at Single Carrot Theatre. Parking is available on the street or in the attached parking lot. Doors open 15 mins prior to curtain. Tickets: FREE, but donations for BIG will be gladly accepted!

Wednesday, February 22

Abbey Burger Fundraiser
11:30AM – 2PM
Abbey Burger Bistro
1041 Marshall St, Baltimore
Mark you calendars now for the Abbey Burger fundraiser! Dine at Abbey Burger in Federal Hill OR Fells Point to help kick-off the 2017 March for the Animals! All you have to do is mention the Maryland SPCA fundraiser and a percentage of your total will be donated to the Maryland SPCA!

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Happy Hour with Barr Hill Gin
5PM – 7PM
Birroteca
1520 Clipper Road, Baltimore
Join us on Wednesday, February 22, from 5-7pm, for a happy hour with Barr Hill Gin! Alex from Barr Hill by Caledonia Spirits will be on hand to tell you all about what makes their gin different, along with pouring samples of their products as well as special cocktails made with Barr Hill Gin.

After-hours tour at the BMI
6PM – 7:30PM
Baltimore Museum of Industry
1415 Key Hwy, Baltimore
Get the Museum of Industry all to yourself for a night! Picture yourself, complimentary drink in hand, being led by an expert through the Museum of Industry after the doors have closed to the public. Bring a friend, or just bring yourself – we’re all friends here. First, you’ll be guided through the museum exhibits, with machine demonstrations highlighting Baltimore’s industrial past. Then, you’ll join in an exclusive interactive experience. Ever wondered what it’s like to work on the assembly line? You’re about to find out. You’ll get a ‘job’ on an assembly line to make paper cars as a team to take home as a souvenir, learning all about Henry Ford and the early automobile industry in the process. Housed in an 1864 oyster cannery on the Inner Harbor, the Baltimore Museum of Industry brings Maryland’s industrial heritage to life. Afterwards, we’ll wander over to Wiley Gunter’s for drinks, snacks, and all the shuffleboard, foosball, and darts you could ever want.
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Casa Noble Tequila Private Tasting
6:30PM – 9PM
Barcocina
1629 Thames St, Baltimore
Please join us for a one of a kind tequila tasting event hosted by Barcocina & Casa Noble Tequila. We have tweaked the normal “dinner” experience. Instead of a regimented and coursed out dinner with tequila pairings, we are throwing a tequila party. Highlighted with some great food as well as a tequila sampling station, we encourage an atmosphere of socializing and enjoyment of Casa Noble Tequila. Maestro Tequilero Jose “Pepe” Hermosillo will be on hand to discuss his tequila as well as to answer questions. He will also be signing Casa Noble tequila bottles. Ticket prices are $55 (including tax & gratuity) per person and include the following:
– Sampling of Silver, Reposado, Anejo, & Joven Casa Noble Tequilas
– Passed & stationed hors d’ouvres & select menu items
– $6 Casa Noble Specialty Cocktail Menu
– Hand signed Casa Noble Teqiuila bottles will be available for purchase
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Lisa Monai The Movement
7PM – 7:45PM
Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor by Red Lion
207 E Redwood St, Baltimore
My mission is to inspire individualism through fashion and the cultural arts. I’m a lover of fashion; it’s basically embedded in my DNA. I’m currently the host of Fashionably Forward on Radioonfire.com, their fashion correspondent and super excited to be featured at the RL Hotel. I plan to spotlight artist, boutique owners, promoters and others in the celebration of the cultural arts.

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

Brewer’s Happy Hour
5PM – 7PM
Gordon Biersch Baltimore
1000 Lancaster St, Baltimore
Meet our Brewmaster Chris Cashell, ask him all your beer questions, take a brewery tour and try tasters of all our brews!

The Last Battle of the American Revolution
7PM – 10PM
Wright Theatre
21 W Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore
Spotlight UB partners with the League of Women Voters to present a fundraiser featuring a staged reading of Kimberley Lynne’s play, The Last Battle of the American Revolution. Directed by Linda Chambers, the play tells the story of American women’s suffrage and Harry Burn’s decision to vote to pass the 19th amendment. A reception will be held post reading.

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McKay Jenkins New Book on GMOs
7PM – 10PM
The Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Rd, Baltimore
A talk and book signing about McKay’s new book on the state of the American fodo system, how (and why) we eat the way we do, and how we can improve things for ourselves and our environment.

Seventeen Men Artist Talk: Shayne Davidson
6:30PM – 8PM
Evergreen Museum & Library, Johns Hopkins University
4545 N Charles St, Baltimore
Join Michigan-based artist Art Loves History-Shayne Davidson for an illustrated presentation and Q&A about her current exhibition “Seventeen Men: Portraits of Black Civil War Soldiers,” honoring the lives of members of the Civil War’s 25th Infantry Regiment, United States Colored Troops. Learn about the pocket-sized photograph album created by the soldiers’ captain, William A. Prickett, that inspired Davidson’s life-sized portraits, and her genealogical research to trace the lives of these almost forgotten men and locate their descendants. FREE to all by advance reservation due to limited seating.
Register by email to evergreenmuseum@jhu.edu or call 410.516.0341

Baltimore Urban Farming Open House
6:30PM – 8PM
Impact Hub Baltimore
10 East North Avenue, Baltimore
Over the summer, several of our farms participated in a conversation about the challenges and benefits of urban farming in Baltimore. Many participants wanted to connect with farms and learn more about the steps to starting their own farms. Here’s your chance to chat one-on-one with farmers. The Farm Alliance of Baltimore will be hosting an open house to all who are interested in urban agriculture in the city, farm-to-table eating, and buying locally on a budget. This event is open to everyone. Come meet our farmers and partners to find out more information about farm programs, CSAs, food benefit match programs, volunteer opportunities, and upcoming farmer training and food workshops happening all around the city.  Crystal Forman of Holistic Wellness and Health and FAB will be showcasing produce from our farms for delicious dishes that you can sample and then make at home.

BIG University Level 201 Student Showcase
7:30PM – 8PM
Baltimore Improv Group
2600 N. Howard St., Baltimore
They’ve been learning and studying hard, now come out and support our most recent graduates of Level 201 in their final class performance! We’ve got BIG talent to show off to you. Our most recent round of classes has been working and playing together for weeks. Our Level 201 class, taught by Dave LaSalle, will take the stage to show off their improv comedy skills! The performance will begin at 7:30 pm at Single Carrot Theatre. Parking is available on the street or in the attached parking lot. Doors open 15 mins prior to curtain. Tickets: FREE, but donations for BIG will be gladly accepted!

BIG University Level 306 Student Showcase
8:30PM – 9PM
Baltimore Improv Group
2600 N. Howard St., Baltimore
They’ve been learning and studying hard, now come out and support our most recent graduates of Level 306 in their final class performance! We’ve got BIG talent to show off to you. Our most recent round of classes has been working and playing together for weeks. Our Level 306 class, taught by Heather Moyer, will take the stage to show off their improv comedy skills! The performance will begin at 8:30 pm at Single Carrot Theatre. Parking is available on the street or in the attached parking lot. Doors open 15 mins prior to curtain. FREE, but donations for BIG will be gladly accepted!

Contra & Square Dancing | Alex Deis-Lauby calls to Elke & Paul
7:30PM – 10:30PM
Baltimore Folk Music Society – BFMS
2200 St Paul st, Baltimore
Alexandra Deis-Lauby calls to Elke Baker (Fiddle) and Paul Oortz (mandolin, guitar, banjo).
The Baltimore Folk Music Society presents American Contra and Square Dancing at 8:00 p.m. every Wednesday. Admission is $9 for 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 w/ Sharon Krulak
6PM – 8PM
SoBo Cafe
6-8 W Cross St, Baltimore
Join us for an evening of good food, great drinks and amazing art bySharon Krulak – Torn Paper Collages. A local artist whose medium is to “paint” with pieces of torn paper to create interesting & intricate works of art. Enjoy #HappyHour drinks, hors d’oeuvres and the art of Sharon Krulak on Wednesday, February 22nd from 6-8pm.

Who is Atlas, Awake At Last, Artifacts and more at The Sidebar
8PM – 12AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Who is Atlas?
Artifacts
Awake At Last
In Finding Way
Red Chief’s Ransom

Comedy Night w/ Katherine Jessup
8PM – 10:30PM
De Kleine Duivel
3602 Hickory Ave, Baltimore
Katherine Jessup headlines and best Mark Miller Hosts
w/ Special Featured Guests:
Romane Walters
Eddie Liles
Martin Phillips
Tok Moffat
Robin Jones
Christine Ferrera

Clockbreaker, Scarboro, GrassRoots, Sungazing at the Depot
9PM – 12AM
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
Come on out for a great punk show Wednesday night!!!
Grassroots –  https://grassroots.bandcamp.com/
Clockbreaker –  https://clockbreaker.bandcamp.com/
Scarboro (NYC) – https://scarboro.bandcamp.com/
Sungazing –  http://sungazing.bandcamp.com/

TBS Presents: Gilgore/Huet/Olson
9PM – 11PM
The Bun Shop
239 W Read St, Baltimore
GILGORE/ HUET/OLSON 2 + 2 + 2: An Evening of Duets
Three sets of daring, exploratory improvisation from Jarrett Gilgore, Edwin Huet, and Steve Olson, featuring a different duo in each set.

Squaring the Circle Residency – Steely Dan FINALE-Scape!
8PM – 2AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
The Grand Finale to what has been an incredible debut residency for us at Squaring the Circle headquarters. So many new songs, special guests, smiles, booty shakin’, kisses and laughs have fueled this train to its final stop–Steely Dan night! We’re going out with a bang for ya with a three piece horn section and two lovely guest singers ta boot. We have been giddy about this night since we started talking about it, so let’s have a party! If you haven’t made it out to a Wednesday show yet, this is definitely a good one to catch 😉
Opening up the night we have two great bands and friends of ours! The Rachel Ann Morgan Band has been tearing up the blues and southern rock in Baltimore and DC lately. And Hambone Relay (feat. Mark Brown of the Bridge) is coming down from Philly to give you some of those tasty organ licks..

Thursday, February 23

Kentucky Nights – A Bourbon Tasting
5:30PM – 8PM
Mt. Washington Tavern
5700 Newbury St, Baltimore
The Mt. Washington Tavern hosts Kentucky Nights – A Bourbon Tasting 3 at the Mt. Washington Tavern featuring special guest, Ed Norris of CBS Radio THE FAN along with tastings from more than 10 distilleries, food pairings and education from Baltimore’s best bourbon aficionados. The Tavern welcomes Prestige Beverage Group, KO Distilling, OPICI Family Distributing, Breakthru Beverage Group, Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits, Southern Wine & Spirits, Bacchus Importers, Manatawny Still Works, Reliable Churchill, Sagamore Spirits, Maryland Craft Wine & Spirits. Cost is $35/person and all money supports the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital.
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Happy Hour and Tour at Open Works
6PM – 8PM
Open Works
1400 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore
AIABaltimore is partnering with Baltimore’s newest and largest nonprofit makerspace, Open Works, to host a special happy hour event. Join us to learn more about resources and opportunities for architects at Open Works and a special discount for AIABaltimore members! A tour will be included. One of Maryland’s most anticipated projects, Open Works opened its doors to the public in September 2016. Non-profit developer Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation, transformed a former distribution warehouse into a 34,000 square foot, state-of-the-art incubator/workspace for craftsmen and artists.

Peabody at Night: Sam Bessen, horn, and Paula Maust, harpsichord
7PM – 8:30PM
The Walters Art Museum
600 N Charles St, Baltimore
Rediscover the Walters’ Greek galleries with your eyes and ears during performances by Sam Bessen, horn, and Paula Maust, harpsichord. Each musician will explore the connections between art, music, and mythology in this special night-time edition of the Walters’ Peabody on the Court series. Presented in partnership with the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

Elagabalus, Grizzlor, Bardus, Thought Eater and Heraldry
8PM – 1AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Elagabalus: Experimental Black Metal https://elagabalus.bandcamp.com/
Grizzlor: Sludgy Noise Rock from CT https://grizzlordestroys.bandcamp.com/
Bardus: Heavy Psyche Noise from Philly https://bardus.bandcamp.com/
Thought Eater: Heavy Instrumental Doom https://grimoirerecords.bandcamp.com/album/vortex-6
Heraldry: Electronic Solo Project of Nick from Mulitcult/The Wayward heraldry.bandcamp.com

Walter Wolfman Washington – Mardi Gras Blues Party!
8PM – 11PM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
Celebrate Fat Tuesday a few days early with one of the masters of New Orleans rhythm and blues, the great Walter Wolfman Washington.
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Present 10s: A Workshop for Writers
8PM – 10PM
Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor by Red Lion
207 E Redwood St, Baltimore
How the program works: Local writers submit 10 minute or less works via email every month. On the evening of the event readers are encouraged to arrive 30 min early. Readings are distributed and 12-15 pieces of writing are read at each event. All people interested in reading are welcome. We will be encouraging local actors and professionals to join us as well. We will have an MC to host and help transitions between each reading.

Savoy Motel, Soul Cannon, The Holographic Sticker Club
7PM – 11PM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
SAVOY MOTEL
SOUL CANNON
THE HOLOGRAPHIC STICKER CLUB
Tickets at theottobar.com, Chamington’s Cafe and Ottobar!
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Local Oyster Tap Take-Over!
4PM – 10PM
The Local Oyster
520 Park Ave, Baltimore
Join us Thursday 2/23/17 as we team up with our friends @ The Local Oyster in the Mt. Vernon Marketplace for a tap take-over! Alongside our collaborative brew, The Local Oyster Stout, we’ll bring a few other of our favorites that go great with the fresh Maryland seafood that Nick, Jen, and crew kick out all day.

A Night of Japanese New Wave and Obscure
10PM – 2AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
The Crown presents:A Night of Japanese New Wave and Obscure
> 3+ hours of Japanese tunes & video projections <
Featuring DJs:
– Fun Dad
– Doki Doki Jeff
– Miki
Crown Backbar

Diamondback Tap Takeover
7PM – 10PM
Delia Foley’s
1439 S Charles St, Baltimore
This will be our second tap takeover of 2017 and we have a great lineup from Diamondback Brewery right out of McHenry Row.
Omar’s O.P.A.- American Pale Ale brewed with oats 5.9% ABV
Green Machine- American IPA 6.1% ABV
El Dorado Blonde-American Blonde Ale 4.5% ABV
Wack Black Gose- Wild Sour Ale 5.7%
Coffee IPA- Locally roasted Coffee IPA 6.1%
All drafts will be on special from Open-Close for $6.00 and as always the first draft you purchase will get you a complimentary Diamondback pint glass (while supplies last)!! A few members from the brewery will be in attendance from 7-10 to talk about their drafts. There will be a few fun giveaways from the brewery and four pack raffles throughout the night.

John Ginty Band Album Release with West End Blend
8PM – 1:30AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
John Ginty is an American organist, keyboard player, songwriter, and producer from Morristown, NJ. His discography spans almost two decades and demonstrates his eclectic influences and unique sounds on the keys.
West End Blend Since their conception, ten piece Funk/Soul band West End Blend has been playing their version of Funk and Soul in venues all over the Northeast. Fronted by vocalist Erica Bryan, the band pays homage to classic throwback sounds while adding their own distinct vibe and flair. Behind her, the Blend packs a four-piece horn section, two guitars, bass, keyboards and drums onto stages every night.
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City Life Happy Hour at The Brass Tap
5PM – 8PM
The Brass Tap at The Fitzgerald
1205 West Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore
Celebrate your love of city life with Live Baltimore! Join us in a featured neighborhood hot spot for this special happy hour. Ticket price includes a commemorative pint glass and one free beer. Proceeds benefit our mission to grow Baltimore City’s population!
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Salsa Partnerwork & Shines – Open Class
8PM – 9PM
Josmarly Cordero / Latin Zone Entertaiment
3500 Boston Street, Ste 228, Baltimore
Open classes are lessons taught to a group of people with different dance experience. Josmarly and Roberto Molina prepare a class that goes from basic movements to a higher level of combinations. The main idea is introducing people the dance, so it can be taken without commitments as a tryout, learning process, or just a class to have fun. Cost per hour: $10

The Streams , Bootleggers And Baptist, Old Eastern, Polar Oak
7PM – 1AM
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
4 amazing bands from the baltimore area hit The Depot on February 23rd . Each band bringing their own unique flavor to the mix . If you have not been acquainted with the individual bands the links are provided below . You will regrettably miss out on an amazing opportunity if you do not attend .
Bootleggers and Baptist https://m.facebook.com/bootleggers.baptists
Old Eastern  https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=734603113266224&tsid=0.7440382019718501&source=typeahead
Polar Oak  https://m.facebook.com/PolarOakOfficial/?tsid=0.45405375883005283&source=typeahead
The Streams  https://m.facebook.com/TheStreamsBaltimore

Prisoner Wine Dinner
6:30PM – 9PM
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Baltimore – Pier 5
711 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
Join us, Thursday February 23rd for our Prisoner Wine Dinner! Enjoy a 5-Course Dinner, each course paired with The Prisoner Wine Company wine! Call 410-230-0033 to reserve your spot today!

Hall Williams Band
9PM – 12AM
Rye Fells Point
1639 Thames St, Baltimore
Hall Williams is a singer songwriter, guitar player, producer and self appointed social activist. Born and raised in small town Vermont. He knew from a early age that he wanted to help people and that music was how he wanted to do it. Hall started composing music at age 13. For over 30 years he has written countless songs and performed hundreds of shows. His songs are thoughtful profound and inspirational. He combines his love of Jam Band music with Soul, Funk, Folk, Jazz and Gospel.  The Hall Williams Band consists of good friend and top end musicians combining years of road and studio experience.  Hall has shared the stage and performed with artist such as Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Cabinet, Moe, Jason Crosby, And every local band in every little town.

Staff Picks
6PM – 8PM
BIN 604 Wine Sellers
604 S Exeter St, Baltimore
It’s no secret we drink quite a bit of wine here at the Bin, and tongiht, we want to let you in on some of our top picks. With a wide range of wine personalities picking their favorites from the hundreds of bottles on our shelf, you’re sure to find something new and exciting in this lineup. Tickets are $19.

Beer Dinner with Dogfish Head
6PM – 8PM
Rachel
554 E. Fort Ave, Baltimore
Dogfish Head and Rachel’s culinary team have joined forces to bring you a night to remember… or at least the first few courses. The night will consist of a stellar integrated food and beer pairing. Seating is limited so call for your ticket today. Call (443) 339-4999 not to miss out.

Vibe Happy Hour
6PM – 10PM
Cookers Music Bistro
885 N. Howard St., Baltimore
MPS Global Collective Presents… “Vibe” a global music and art networking experience. This FREE Happy Hour introduces Cooker’s Music Bistro. Food and Drink Specials. Muzik by DJ Zik Jabar. Creativity and Conscious Sip & Paint by Mahogany Mercer. *$25 to Paint. Reserve your seats at mpsglobalcollective@gmail.com. Celebrating Harold Madison’s Earthday.

DJ at Azumi
8PM – 2AM
Azumi
725 Aliceanna St, Baltimore
Come hang, get some amazing Japanese food, lounge or dance to some deep house grooves, and make this a night to remember.

Dirty Thursday 2017 Vol IV with Brokedown Hustlers
8PM – 12AM
Grand Voyager Rock and Art Gallery
3317 Keswick Rd, Baltimore
Brokedown Hustlers kick off the night! Doors at 8!

CMC Cycle 2 #2
9PM – 11PM
The Bun Shop
22 Light Street, Baltimore
9:00pm- 9:45pm 10:00pm- 10:45pm
Set one: Kandi Wong , Matt Rynes, Erin Connelly, and Andy young
Set Two: Dylan Schuman, Andy young, Derek Wiegmann, and Brad Linde

Beer Dinner at Leinenkugel’s Beer Garden
6PM – 9PM
Leinenkugel’s Beer Garden
34 Market Pl at Power Plant Live!, Baltimore
Join us for our Craft Beer Dinner at Leinenkugel’s Beer Garden! During your dinner, you will enjoy 4 different courses, each paired with a different featured craft beers. We will also have giveaways & prizes!!  February will feature Terrapin Brewing Company!
Sound Czech Pilsner – Wisconsin cheddar cheese curds with a zesty ranch dipping sauce
Hi-5 Session IPA – Baja Fish Tacos
Smoked Baltic Porter – Smoked beef brisket Mac & Cheese
Tart Cherry W-N-B – Homemade chocolate tart
We will also have GIVEAWAYS, PRIZES, and a Brand Ambassador to speak on our craft beer pairings!
Buy Tickets Here

Friday, February 24

American Craft Show in Baltimore
Friday, February 24: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 25: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, February 26: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Baltimore Convention Center
1 W Pratt Street, Baltimore
Join us for three days of festivities celebrating all things handmade! More than 650 top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country will gather under one roof. It’s your chance to touch, feel, and explore high-quality American craft and meet the makers behind the fabulous work. This is the American Craft Council’s flagship show – a must-attend for craft lovers.
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Michael Ian Black  at Ottobar
8:30PM – 12AM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Shut Up and Comedy Tour w/ Michael Ian Black! Special guest Jessica Murphy Garrett! Hosted by Josh Kuderna!
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Duo Dolce
10PM – 1AM
Rye Fells Point
1639 Thames St, Baltimore
DUO DOLCE-jazz, classical, bebop, latin jazz, swing, gypsy jazz, improvisation. “Duo Dolce is a quirky, eclectic collaboration between mandolinist Joel Michael-Schwartz and guitarist Christie Macdonald. Equally at home with swing, bebop, Italian romanticism, modern classical, and Latin American music, their performances are intimate, witty, and unpredictable. Both are virtuosic performers in their own right, the mark of their duets are original, zesty arrangements, broken up by fiery improvisation.”

Diamondback Double IPA can release
5PM – 7PM
The Wine Source
3601 Elm Ave, Baltimore

Hello World! A FB Live Event with The Godz
8PM – 12AM
Reverb
2112 N Charles St, Baltimore
Join The Godz live as they broadcast worldwide to their friends and fans on Facebook Live. We start then broadcast at 9pm, if you cant be with us in person , join us on facebook. If you’re local, Feel free to attend our reception and an intimate evening broadcast with The Godz. Special Appearance: Amber Diamond with her Ukulele and Jokes
Reception: 8PM Show: 9PM Free to Enter!

Camp Adventure w/IMPROV JAM!
8PM – 10:30PM
Zissimos Bar
1023 W 36th St, Baltimore
Acts: Silversmith, Siberia, Elizabeth Fulton, Jason Steinberg, Katy Grossman, Tommy Sinbazo PLUS OPEN IMPROV JAM!!! Host: Tommy Sinbazo
We’re thrilled to present Camp Adventure, a night for the wild ones! We’ll showcase some of the most exciting acts we can get in this monthly show. We’re kicking it off with standup from our host, Bmore legend Tommy Sinbazo, PLUS DC’s Elizabeth Fulton and Katy Grossman and the Project’s Jason Steinberg. Then we’ll dive into the improv with Project team Siberia. After the break, we’ll follow the trail of house troupe Silversmith…and finally, we’ll go over the falls with an OPEN IMPROV JAM FOR EVERYONE! $5 cash at the door, or online up until 7:30 PM the day of the show. Presented upstairs at Zissimos Bar by Charm City Comedy Project.

Lewis Black
8PM – ?
Hippodrome Theatre
12 N Eutaw St, Baltimore
The Rant, White & Blue Tour. Comedian and social critic Lewis Black is renowned for his hilariously angry face and simulated mental breakdowns. At his quick-witted live shows, Black skewers the absurdities of history, religion, and politics with impassioned rants that are as funny as they are eye-opening. Whether he’s feigning befuddlement with current social trends or making light of pop culture’s bloated landscape, Black has made clear that fans at his 2014 tour dates can only expect one thing: the unexpected.
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Sunbathers w/ Smantx, Strange Attractor and Del Florida
8PM – 11:30PM
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
Sunbathers
Smantx
Strange Attractor
Del Florida
18 + // $10 adv, $12 dos
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Melanin Records Release Show!
7PM – 9PM
The Motor House
120 W North Ave, Baltimore
Believe In Music students present the release show for their brand new record label: Melanin Records! DJ Dance Party and LIVE performances by Believe in Music youth. Admission is FREE and open to the public! CD’s and event posters will be on sale for $5.

2nd Annual Charm City Django Jazzfest
8PM – ?
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
Kicking off the 2nd Annual Charm City Django Jazz Fest, stalwarts of the NYC gypsy jazz scene, Anouman are powerful practitioners of the Django-influenced sound. Consisting of Peter Sparacino (saxophone and woodwinds), Koran Agan (lead guitar), Eduardo Belo (bass), and Josh Kaye (rhythm guitar), Anouman performs standards and thrilling originals to foot-stomping, glasses-raising acclaim.
Joining us from the west coast to close out Friday’s festivities, we have musical chameleon Leah Zeger backed by the powerful Anouman.
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Thoughts On Standby/Ruse De Guerre/Altibus/Jmoneyfur/Them Animal
8PM – ?
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
Thoughts On Standby (VA) www.thoughtsonstandby.com
Ruse De Guerre http://www.ruse-de-guerre.com/
Altibus  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DAiFT_iA0NQ
Jmoneyfur https://jmoneyfur.bandcamp.com/
Them Animals  https://themanimalsmusic.bandcamp.com/

An Evening with 3 Fifths at The 8×10
8PM – 1AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Hold on to your butts….. 3 Fifths has another gig at The 8×10. Who keeps letting this maddness ensue? You. You are. Thanks a lot.
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Icusoa – A Composition Suite in Two Parts
8PM – 10PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Jamal R.Moore is a native of Baltimore who is a multi-instrumentalist, composer/performer and educator. His background includes California Institute of The Arts (M.F.A. 2012), Berklee College of Music (B.M 2005), Eubie Blake Jazz Orchestra (2000) under the direction of Christopher Calloway Brooks, and the historically acclaimed Frederick Douglass Sr. High Schoole.
Ptah-Nun
Jamal Moore – Woodwinds, Percussion
Lafayette Gilchrist – Piano
Guest Artist Che Jamal Davis – Flute, Trombone

Just Be A Musical Performance by Xavier Martin
8PM – 9PM
Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor by Red Lion
207 E Redwood St, Baltimore
Xavier Martin is grateful for the many things and places that God has allowed him to go. Xavier has been a semi-contestant on The Voice and The Apollo, sang before 2000 people at the Hattiesburg Tree Lighting. The most rewarding event Xavier has been able to share his gift was for the 51st Commemoration of Bloody Sunday in Selma,AL 2016. It was at the Bloody Sunday Commemoration or The Jubilee where he was able to sing before 35,000 people, including congressional leaders of the US, NAACP representatives and more. Xavier Martin is ecstatic for what is happening in his life and is a testament to Proverbs 18:16.

Glen Zeppelin Lands at the 1919
9PM – 12AM
1919
1919 Fleet St, Baltimore
Glen Zeppelin Returns to the 1919 to unleash two sets of the mighty Zeppelin – first set is a full album (The Brown Bomber – II) and the second set will be deep cuts and some classics. No Cover!! Hope to see you on the 24th!!! It’s gonna be epic!!!

Blush + Brews
10PM – 1:45AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
A night of positivity and beauty. A monthly free dance party for the people. Blush + Brews is for the woman, she is to be empowered, she is to be supported, she is to be loved. For she is the influence. Dance All Night, Enjoy Yourself, Be Yourself, Embrace Your Palette, Apply The Blush. FREE 21+
Genie https://soundcloud.com/ale-isabel
Bobbi Rush https://soundcloud.com/bbrsh1
Bounge https://soundcloud.com/bounge
Vicunyah https://soundcloud.com/electricllamaofficial
Hosted by Tiara LaNiece
Tarot Readings by Ash Mescudi
Flyer by Sophia Gach-Rasool

Stratosphere @The Nest in the Baltimore Eagle
9PM – 2AM
Baltimore Eagle Night Club and Bar
2022 N Charles St, Baltimore
Abbi Kadabra, with a powerhouse team of some of the most creative talent in Baltimore & DC are coming together to give you a visual treat like none other! Welcome to “Strasphere”, where each Queen performing will paying homage to the eerie, the Sci-Fi legends we love, and all things that snatch and probe you! See YOU at the ALL-NEW Baltimore Eagle Nest Night Club!

Solitary Set / Church Girls / Arches
8PM – 11PM
Downsquares
33 W. North Ave, Baltimore
Rock ‘n’ roll & the best Pizza in Baltimore. Doors at 8:00. $7 cover. Nuff said.
SOLITARY SET https://www.facebook.com/solitarysetband/
CHURCH GIRLS https://www.facebook.com/events/127336431109099/
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Caleb Stine and the Revelations
8PM – 11PM
Trinacria Ristorante & Bar
111 W Centre St, Baltimore
We are more than honored to welcome to the Ristorante, Caleb Stine and the Revelations!! As always, this will be a FREE show with Caleb providing an intimate performance in our cozy space. Caleb Stine is an American singer/songwriter from Baltimore, Maryland. He plays both solo and with Americana-rockers The Brakemen. His timeless style and intensely personal lyrics has evoked comparisons to Townes Van Zandt, Kris Kristofferson, and Harvest-era Neil Young.

Saturday, February 25

10th Annual Federal Hill Fest of All
7PM – 10PM
Game
1400 Warner St, Baltimore
Join us in celebrating a showcase of all things Federal Hill at the 10th Annual Fest-of-All on Saturday, February 25th presented by Historic Federal Hill Main Street. Fest-of-All is a premier showcase of the best of Federal Hill’s food, drink and fashion. The festival features an array of food from area restaurants and taverns, live music and dancing, a silent auction and a fashion showcase with items from neighborhood boutiques.  This year’s event will be hosted at GAME Sports Bar; South Baltimore’s newest bar & event venue. The The Real Geniuses will be performing live music all night and are sure to make it a memorable evening. Proceeds from Fest-Of-all go to the national award-winning nonprofit, Federal Hill Main Street, to benefit their community and business district revitalization efforts. Tickets are $75 and include unlimited food tastings, open bar, and access to great entertainment. Tickets may be purchased through MissionTix, or by visiting fedhill.org.

Don’t miss out on the fun!

American Craft Show in Baltimore
Saturday, February 25: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, February 26: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Baltimore Convention Center
1 W Pratt Street, Baltimore
Join us for three days of festivities celebrating all things handmade! More than 650 top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country will gather under one roof. It’s your chance to touch, feel, and explore high-quality American craft and meet the makers behind the fabulous work. This is the American Craft Council’s flagship show – a must-attend for craft lovers.
Buy Tickets Here

Let’s Get Sappy
10AM – 1PM
Carrie Murray Nature Center
1901 Ridgetop Rd, Baltimore
This will be a celebration of the history of maple syrup! Learn from how Native American’s made it all the way up to how we make it today. We are going to do the whole process. Tap, boil, taste, and learn about the science of trees and which ones can be used to make syrup. No pets please. This is a FREE event. Please pre-register by visiting www.carriemurraynaturecenter.org or by calling the Center at 410-396-0808.

Peabody Heights & Goonda Beersmiths Collab Can Release
11AM – 5PM
Peabody Heights Brewery, LLC
401 E 30th St, Baltimore
On Saturday February 25th we will be releasing a fully unfiltered New England style Double IPA: “BOTH”. (ABV: 9.7%) A collaborative brew between Peabody Heights Brewery and Goonda Beersmiths, BOTH is fermented with London Ale yeast and double dry hopped with massive doses of Citra and Galaxy. This is a limited release and we anticipate to yield 140 cases. Limits and pricing are TBD.

BarkHappy Baltimore: Mardi Gras Pawty for Baltimore Humane
12PM – 2PM
World of Beer – Baltimore
1724 Whetstone Way, Baltimore
Baltimore dog lovers! Grab your furry friends and join us for some barks, beers and beads and New Orleans-style fun at our BarkHappy Mardi Gras Pawty to benefit Baltimore Humane Society! All ticket holders will receive free doggy treats, a $7 credit to Farfetched Apparel and coupon for a gourmet cookie at The Yummery. Pups will have a chance to face off in our popular treat eating contest and strut their stuff in our Mardi Gras Parade. Pups or humans in Mardi Gras costumes or beads will receive an extra raffle ticket!
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Brewers Art Brewery Tasting
1PM – 4PM
The Wine Source
3601 Elm Ave, Baltimore

1st Annual Chili Cookoff
1PM – 4PM
The Pig & Rooster Smokehouse
3242 Foster Ave, Baltimore
Do you have the best chili in town??  Compete in our 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off benefiting Mended Little Hearts of Greater Baltimore. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded based on scores.
WANT TO BE A JUDGE? Make a $5 donation to Mended Little Hearts of Greater Baltimore and receive a judging spoon. $5 gives you the opportunity to try ALL the entries, cast your vote and enjoy drink specials during the cook-off. Judging will take place between 1-3:30pm. Winner will be announced at 4pm!!
WANT TO COMPETE? Sign up at the bar or via email info@pigandroostersmokehouse.com.
Entry fee $15 – competitors should bring a large crock pot of chili, serving spoon/ladle, along with any fixings. Extension cord just in case.
FEATURING Captain Lawrence Brewing Company! We’ll have plenty of great beer specials, and the chance to win some awesome swag, for contestants and judges alike!

World Sword Swallower’s Day
1:45PM – 5PM
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! (Baltimore)
301 Light St, Baltimore
We are celebrating the 10th annual World Sword Swallower’s Day with FREE PERFORMANCES by death-defying sword swallowers at participating Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditoriums!

5th Annual Chili Cook Off
3PM – 5PM
Swallow at the Hollow
5921 York Rd, Baltimore
5th Annual Chili Cook Off with Key Brewery. Enjoy several home made chili’s and vote for your favorite! Quench your thirst with samples of Key Brewery Beers!

Triggered: The Most Offensive Show Ever
9PM – 12AM
Reverb
2112 N Charles St, Baltimore
Fellow AmeriKKKans,
We live in the age of the offended. Our jokes and entertainment must be dumbed down for the easily insulted masses and a new strict conservative political regime threatens to instill “traditional values and morals” on an already divided country. A man who built an entire political platform on offending has now become the face of an already volatile America. Amongst the madness there IS hope.
As with every era of conservative press for the idea of morals , the art world will thrive in revolt. Our clubs are our speakeasies, our art is the new renaissance, and we are the faces of the new punk movement. Now is the time, in the face of all that’s “clean” and “morally just” to be as filthy and offensive as possible. Our voices will never be silenced. Our goal is simple..fight the powers that be with transgressive art so morally rebellious that we give new meaning to the term #TRIGGERED
On Feb 25th (during Black History Month, no less), the Haus Ov Deathglam will present to the world our next Dionysia show, #TRIGGERED: The Most Offensive Show Ever. Each performance will push the envelope in what is “socially acceptable” and test not just the audience’s comfort level but our own as well. These are the topics and events that make up the world we live in..these are the issues conjured by our new presidency..THIS is the AmeriKKKa we are now living in..Nothing is sacred. On Feb 25th we turn our den of iniquity into an UNsafe space..leave your moral limits at the door.

2nd Annual Charm City Django Jazzfest
8PM – ?
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
Our final fantastic night takes us from Baltimore to the Big Easy and back.
Our evening opens with festival host, Ultrafaux, led by guitarist, composer Michael Joseph Harris. Anchor of the Charm City scene, Ultrafaux are ever-expanding on the sound and influence of Django Reinhardt, incorporating elements of be-bop, Balkan gypsy music, swing, funk, blues, and French musette. Ultrafaux is Sami Arefin and Michael Joseph Harris on guitar, trading dazzling leads and harmonizing together on rich gypsy-inspired melodies. The dynamic Eddie Hrybyk on upright bass holds down the steady swinging pulse and brings his passion for improvisation to the group. Tonight, they will be joined by long-time collaborator, the brilliant vocalist Alexis Tantau and other special guests.
Bringing a bit of New Orleans heat to our frigid February, The Russell Welch Hot Quartet is the premier gypsy swing outfit in the Crescent City.  Having performed for festivals, concerts, clubs, and vintage dance events in over 12 countries, the Hot Quartet combines traditional acoustic hot jazz with the energy and unmistakable sound of New Orleans.
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Big Infinite & Edjacated Phools, The Get Right Band & Luna June
7PM – 11PM
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
Big Infinite & Edjacated Phools w/ The Get Right Band and Luna June. 18+ // $10
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Baltimore’s Yacht Rock Dance Jam by BWC
9:30PM – 1:30AM
De Kleine Duivel
3602 Hickory Ave, Baltimore
Rock out with your yacht clout! To rock or yacht to rock? Yacht to be on the dance floor if you ask me! Show me what you yacht! Kakhies and boat shoes and caps and blazers! THE MARVELOUS RETURN OF THE BWC DKD DANCE JAM!! As always –> Dance jams with a dance floor! BWC boat cocktails by the DKD bar crew! Jams by DJ Cian Noteman! Come get your Hall and Oates on!

“It Is So” Yes & Amen Music/Dance Anniversary Concert
6PM – 9PM
The Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore
Join eXalted Dance Company, LLC for our 3rd Annual Music/Dance Anniversary Concert as we join with local/out of state dance ministries and musical guest to PROFESS that every PROMISE of GOD is MANIFESTED in our LIVES, FAMILIES, HEALTH, CHURCHES, COMMUNITIES, JOBS, BUSINESSES and so MUCH MORE! (Romans 8:28) (Acts 2:39)
It’s the The YEAR of MIRACULOUS MIRACLES! Adult Tickets $20 Children Tickets (12 & under) $15 At the Door $25.
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Small Foods 2017
6:30PM – 10:30PM
American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Hwy, Baltimore
It’s time to get small again y’all, but in a much bigger way than we’ve ever done before! As part of AVAM’s ongoing exhibit “The History, Fantasy, and Future of Food”, the museum will be generously hosting our BIG party of TINY edibles in their beautiful party space. And, best of all, proceeds from the event will benefit one of the best organizations in town, Moveable Feast! (www.mfeast.org) If you’ve been to Small Foods before, we hope you’re ready to return and compete for the Giant Can of Mini Corn! Since we are expecting a larger crowd this year, you should be aware of a few tiny changes:
1) We would love for you to pre-register on the Eventbrite page. You don’t have to tell us what your edible miniatures will be, just that you know you want to participate. If you pre-register, we can guarentee you a spot to put display and serve your creation.
2) Since we expect more attendees than in past years, we encourage you to bring at least 50 of the item you’re serving to qualify for the reduced participant entry fee. Remember, a portion of the competition is based on audience vote, so the more people that get to taste your food, the better. Forming teams is highly encouraged!!!!!
3) New this year is a kid’s competition that will start earlier than the adult competition.
I’m sure you have LOTS more questions! Big questions! Small questions! Like “what are the prize categories?”, “how much is the entry fee?”, “what does this giant can of mini corn look like?”. Hopefully we’veanswered them all on this fancy website: http://www.smallfoodsparty.com/ Special musical guest this year will be DJ Landis Expandis! This just keeps getting better! Don’t miss out.

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2017 Build Baltimore Gala
6PM – 11PM
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
202 E Pratt St, Baltimore
A NIGHT WITH JUSTIN TUCKER, MIKE ROWE, and more! A Gala Fundraiser for Project JumpStart Honoring Caroline Paff with Sagamore Development ‘WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CHAMPION OF THE YEAR’. Join us as we celebrate those helping to build a Better Baltimore.
Featuring Cuisine from the following local chefs and establishments
From Remington: THE R. HOUSE, WHITE ENVELOPE, URBAN PASTORAL, UNION BREWERY
From Fells Point: BLUE MOON CAFE, EKIBEN
From Harbor East: LOCH BAR
Plus… SAGAMORE DISTILLERY and FULL TILT BREWERY
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Baltimore Heart Ball
6:30PM – 12AM
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna St, Baltimore
Held during Heart Month, on Saturday February 25, 2017, the Heart Ball is an elegant, black-tie celebration of life, bringing together more than 500 of Maryland’s most prominent physicians, corporate, health care and community leaders for an inspirational evening of dinner, dancing, entertainment and live and silent auctions. The Heart Ball is the premier social event that salutes the American Heart Association’s impact on the Greater Maryland Community. The celebration focuses on our work and mission; our donors and volunteers; and – most importantly – the lives saved and improved because of everyone’s efforts.
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Ethnic Heritage Ensemble: Let It Be Free
8PM – 11PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
ETHNIC HERITAGE ENSEMBLE: LET IT BE FREE. Returns to our stage for their 13th Annual Black History Month Celebration. THIS IS A MUST-SEE CONCERT EVENT!!
Kahil ElZabar, drums, voice, kalimba
Corey Wilkes, trumpet
Alex Harding baritone

Tweens w Captain Morris & more TBA:: 2/25 at Downsquares
8PM – 11PM
Downsquares
33 W. North Ave, Baltimore
Unregistered Nurse Booking presents…Tweens return to Baltimore!
with Captain Morris & more TBA

Smoking Bowls & Iron Maiden tribute at the Ottobar
8PM – 2AM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Our first event at Ottobar is serving steamed buns at Metal Monday Presents “Eyes of the Nile”, an Iron Maiden tribute band! $10 advance tickets are available
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Raw Content w/ Mikie Love
10PM – 2AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Come travel to a magical land of music. Dance and romance to many ADULT styles; Disco, Freestyle, Dirtiest of the Soul, Rap, Psychedelic Rock, House à la Paradise Garage, 80’s, Club, Rare Grooves, Crucial Vibes, Slow Jamz, Darkest of the EDM, Boot Scootin’ Boogie, ICP, Showtunes, etc.

Morning Dew / avoid. / The Planetary Nutbums / pronouns
7:30PM – 12AM
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
Big Red Booking presents
avoid. – Iowa emo/hardcore/spoken word SO GOOD avoidmusic.bandcamp.com
pronouns – Solo emo, guitar riffs for every day of the week
Morning Dew – sad and heavy and fastmorningdewmaryland.bandcamp.com
The Planetary Nutbums – indie/emo/space punk

The Sunset Band plays Feb. 25th
6PM – 10PM
Caton Castle
20 S Caton Ave, Baltimore
Dr. Phill Butt’s famed Sunset Band lights up Caton Catle Lounge with R&B and Funk.

Mardi Gras Festival 2017 at Power Plant Live
9PM – 12AM
POWER PLANT LIVE!
34 Market Pl, Baltimore
Ticket includes entry and access to all participating bars, souvenir Hurricane cup, party favors, all-inclusive bar package featuring domestic beers and hurricane cocktails from 9PM-12AM. Price increases on day of event.
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Acacia Sears / The Darkest Timeline – Teavolve
8PM – 10PM
Teavolve Cafe & Lounge
1401 Aliceanna St, Baltimore
Singer/songwriter and all around super talented person Acacia Sears will be joining The Darkest Timeline at Teavolve on Saturday, January 25th for an evening of music. No cover. Music starts at 8 PM.

TBS Presents: Thanya Iyer (w/Lonnie Jordan)
9PM – 11PM
The Bun Shop
239 W Read St, Baltimore
In the year MMXII, Thanya Iyer’s band (Montreal) began recording in a church with a moldy ceiling, a moldy basement, and of course a bedroom made out of pews. “Do You Dream?” is experimentation and songs coming together.www.thanyaiyer.com
Lonnie Jordan is a Baltimore multi-instrumentalist and composer.

Sunday, February 26

American Craft Show in Baltimore
Sunday, February 26: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Baltimore Convention Center
1 W Pratt Street, Baltimore
Join us for three days of festivities celebrating all things handmade! More than 650 top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country will gather under one roof. It’s your chance to touch, feel, and explore high-quality American craft and meet the makers behind the fabulous work. This is the American Craft Council’s flagship show – a must-attend for craft lovers.
Buy Tickets Here

End Of Winter Flea Market At Ottobar!
11AM – 4PM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Winter is almost over! Come out and get your (local & eco-friendly) retail therapy on with over 25 local vendors selling handmade crafts, vintage, and more!

BRB Winter Blowout
12PM – 6PM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
25 Vendors selling MUSIC all forms; Vinyl, Tapes, CDs, etc.
+ FREE ADMISSION / DRINK SPECIALS / FOOD (Baby’s On Fire)
+ With; Normal’s Books & Records, El Suprimo Records, Own Guru, Mikie Love’s Discount Vinyl Shanty & Turntable Emporium, Smash!, Wax Atlas,Protean Books & Records, Shock Dr. Record Shop, Living in Hi-Fi, Joe’s Record Paradise, Mystery Sound Recordings, Fake Crab Records, & More! +DJ’s
12-1:00 = Craig Nasteff (Nasty)
1:30-2:15 = Sean King (Super Lover)
2:15-3:45 = Dust Addicts (Booman & Kool Breez)
3:45-4:45 = Feerless Rob Macy (Save Your Soul)
4:45-6 = Trevor Keen (MOdERN CLASS)

Gourd Bowls & Bottles
1PM – 4PM
Charm City Farms
1310 Hillman St, Baltimore
The bottle gourd, or calabash squash, is one of the oldest human cultivated plants, and for good reason! Anyone who has devoted themselves to the creating of baskets or burn bowls can appreciate the magic of growing a water-tight and versatile vessel. In this workshop learn how to fashion a dried bottle gourd into a lightweight yet sturdy, wax-lined bowl or water bottle. Participants will also go home with a copious amount of seeds to grow their own bottle gourds this coming Spring. This workshop will take some focus, steady perseverance, and attention to detail. Participation is limited to 10 people. To register or for full details please go to the website… http://www.charmcityfarms.org/homeskills/

Chili Cook-Off!
1PM – 5PM
Waverly Brewing Company
1625 Union Ave, Baltimore
Beer & chili are made for each other, so, let the chili flow! 20 contestants will bring their best chili game to the Shed to be judged by celeb judges for sweet prizes + a People’s Choice award given by, you, the people.
Contestants: Does your chili bring all the boys & girls to the yard? Bring your A Game in the celebrity-judged Chili Cook-Off with sweet prizes. Your $20 entry fee (plus processing costs) goes towards the cash prizes for #1 and #2 winners. Entry is limited to 20 chili combatants. Participants will be required to set up their “stations” and have a representative present to serve from 1pm to 5pm. The winners will be announced at 5pm.
Register online via MissionTix & read the contest rules
Prizes:
– 1st Prize – $300 + the coveted WBC Chili Cook Off Trophy
– 2nd Prize – $100
– 3rd Prize – $50 WBC Gift Card
– People Choice – $25 WBC Gift Card

Hiroya Tsukamoto Solo Guitar
2PM – 4PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility.

Meet & Greet – Bachata Bootcamp- Social Dance
2:30PM – 10:30PM
B’More Fit Studio Bmore
1718 Belmont Ave, Ste B, Baltimore
Latin Zone is always looking for new ways to grow the dance community! After a few months of searching for the best place to host a monthly get-together, B’more Fit studio offered us the opportunity to make this venue our new home. Every 4th Sunday of the month, we will be hosting our new event “DANCE MEETUP” … We believe that rather than just receiving impersonal emails to invite you to Maryland’s new venues and classes, a regular, in-person event where we can share what’s going on in our area, take classes, have some delicious snacks and of course DANCE will be a lot better!!
In our first edition, we will have:
Meet & Greet from 2:30-3:30pm… COMPLEMENTARY APPETIZERS WILL BE SERVED.
Intensive Bachata Bootcamp from 3:30-6:30pm with Linda Saenz and Aldo Ortega.
Social Dancing from 6:30-10:30pm with DJ RAJ. Performance by Zafire DC Project featuring Baltimore’s very own: Chris Acosta, Kristy Yang, Ely Rodriguez and Ross Lewin.
Early bird Full pass: $45. Full pass at the door: $55. Just Social: $10 at the door
Come meet new people, let’s make of our dance community a place that belongs to everybody who loves to dance, regardless of skill level!!
Buy Tickets Here

Play Reading/Performance of TRASH DAY by Andrew Martineau
3PM – 6PM
Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center
847 N Howard St, Baltimore
Larson and Shalana Matthews are an interracial couple who rush to take the garbage out on trash day to avoid the lengthy, offensive diatribes of Aaron Burns, their lonely, slightly depressed neighbor. Shalana takes pity on him and suggests a doctor who is conducting a clinical trial for depression. Aaron goes to Dr. Jackson Wyatt for the trial, but instead of getting an antidepressant, he receives an experimental drug that changes him into “Erin”, a younger African-American woman. TRASH DAY takes a simple, unexpectedly humorous look at race and identity in America, while continuously shining a light on the prevailing truths that have the potential to unite us all.

A Rumination of Black Experimental Music
4:30PM – 6:30PM
The Baltimore Free School
30 W North Ave, Baltimore
Publik / Private Presents: Jordannah Elizabeth will present her lecture first premiered at Center for New Music in San Francisco in November of 2016. She’ll explore the history of Black artists in Experimental, Avant Garde and Funk Music Genres – showing how racism in the music industry, in the media and in the Black community sculpted a sound that changed Black Music History forever.She is the author of an anthology of 40 of her articles, “Don’t Lose Track Vol 1: 40 Articles, Essays and Q&As” published by UK based publisher Zero Books. 2016 Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Winner, Mecca Verdell will open the reading with a poem.

Make . Do Pop-Up Series: Cocktail Bitters History and DIY
5PM – 7PM
Maggie’s Farm
4341 Harford Rd, Baltimore
Learn how to make your own cocktail bitters — the famous and mysterious “je ne sais quoi” ingredient of many classic cocktails. They are also used medicinally even today. Bitters making is experiencing a renaissance in top bars around the world. In this workshop you will learn the history of bitters, familiarize yourself with different herbs and spices, and go home with your own customized blend! Each participant receives recipes, a glass container, and tips galore. Cocktail enthusiast Allison Chang hosts. $25 per person: includes all materials, including herbs for infusing and a 8 oz jar of liquor. Our bar will be open till 8pm!
Buy Tickets Here

Ashley Heath – A Different Stream Tour
5PM – 5:30PM
Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor by Red Lion
207 E Redwood St, Baltimore
With a blend of original soul Americana music, Ashley Heath has been arising as one of Asheville, NC finest and uniquely gifted musicians with as described “velvety” vocals and bluesy guitar style. Raised in the foothills of Appalachia, she has developed a strong passion for country, blues, and folk music and has recently released an album of original material titled “A Different Stream”.

Baltimore magazine’s Top Singles Party
6PM – 9PM
Bar Vasquez
1425 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore
Thought you met all the singles in Baltimore? Think again. Join us at Bar Vasquez to celebrate our February Top Singles feature! Enjoy an evening of amazing eats, handcrafted cocktails, and, of course, a chance to mingle with the eligible singles featured in the issue. A portion of the proceeds will benefit BARCS Animal Shelter.
Buy Tickets Here

Big D and the Kids Table “Strictly Rude” 10 Yr Anniv
7PM – 12AM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
BIG D AND THE KIDS TABLE
Performing “Strictly Rude” for its 10 Year Anniversary!
STRY BULLETS
MAY WEATHER
Tickets at theottobar.com, Charmington’s Cafe, ticketfly.com and at Ottobar!

A Night of Music at Normal’s
7:30PM – 11PM
Normal’s Books & Records
425 E 31st St, Baltimore
Drink beer, thumb through records, and talk to your friends to the inimitable sounds of Young Homie & Maddy, Dead Whale, Her Fantastic Cats, and Boatwater!

Sunday Series with BWC: O Brother, Where Art Thou?
8PM – 12AM
R. House
301 W 29th St, Baltimore
SUNDAY FILM SERIES with The Baltimore Whiskey Company continues: O Brother, Where Art Thou. It’s all predictable enough: 3 convicts. A great escape. Treasure. Adventure. But what happens when you throw corn whiskey into the mix? We’d say that you’re just getting started. As always, themed cocktails, courtesy of our creative bartenders, feature spirited spirits from The BWC. Best drinks in the house? Well, we’re voting for yours truly too.

Experts of Mafia
8PM – 11PM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
Snitches get stitches, but wild speculation is probably fine. Come check out a panel of “experts” as they spill the beans on generations of familia. Ask questions. Take the canoli.

Tender FM Vol 14
8PM – 12AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Tender FM is a free monthly reading series hosted by Anna K Crooks and Janea Kelly.
The dress code for Feb is: TURTLENECKS
Featuring: LEXIE MOUNTAIN, EUNBI, AMRITA GULATI, ADAM MARANS, and CAITLIN GOLDBLATT

Enjoy!

– Lindsey

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