Things to do in Baltimore this week 12/25/17

Christmas is here! It’s my first Christmas actually staying home in Baltimore and I’m pretty excited to spend it with all of my friends. NYE is only a week away so hopefully you have made your plans. I always like to have a delicious meal with a good view of the Inner Harbor fireworks so I’ll be at Loch Bar this year.  Wishing you all the happiest of holidays!

Monday, December 25

Restaurants open on Christmas Day

Charm City Farms Winter Gathering
11AM – ?
Charm City Farms
1310 Hillman St, Baltimore
Charm City Farms invites all to join us for our Winter Gathering. Please visit our barn and enjoy a festive meal with us. Food, Board Games and Conversation will be provided. This season we are hosting a Winter Gathering to welcome all without holiday plans. We hope to spend the night with folks from across the city, regardless of housing status. All are welcome to this celebration. Invitations, transportation and a holiday meal will be offered to folks throughout the city.
We are looking for help in the following areas: Meal Prep – Sides, Dry festive drink prep, Handing out Invitations, and Providing transportation.

Lemon Juice, Hair Dryers and the National Treasure
1PM – 3:45PM
Jewish Museum of Maryland
15 Lloyd St, Baltimore
The National Archives and its most famous document, the official Declaration of Independence, achieved stardom in the 2004 adventure classic National Treasure. Though he doesn’t look a bit like Diane Kruger, the actual director of the National Archives museum at that time was our own Marvin Pinkert. So this December 25th we’ll not only show the movie, but also get the inside scoop on the real story behind both the treasure and the film.
1:00 “Lemon Juice, Hair Dryers and other Archival Nightmares”– The Making of National Treasure – talk by Marvin Pinkert
1:45 National Treasure – movie screening
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Metal Monday – Christmas Edition!
9PM – ?
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
‘Metal Monday’ – Christmas Edition! Every Monday night upstairs at Ottobar! ‘Metal Monday’ – DJ’s spin Thrash, Death, Stoner, Doom, Classic Metal, & More! Plus, special theme nights, movies, drink specials, ticket giveaways to area metal shows, etc! 2-4-1 drinks 9pm-11pm!

Christmas Night with Karaoke
9PM – 2AM
Grand Central Nightclub
1001 N Charles St, Baltimore
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! Join us Christmas night for Karaoke in the pub!

Tuesday, December 26

Winter Break Fun
10AM – 5PM 12/23-1/1
Port Discovery Children’s Museum
35 Market Pl, Baltimore
Join us every day over Winter Break for fun, hands-on programs that teach through play! Enjoy special performances along with winter-themed programs, science projects, and art activities each day of the week!

Land of Kush Chefs Tasting
2PM – 4PM, Dec 26-30
The Land of Kush
840 N Eutaw St, Baltimore
The chefs at The Land of Kush have been challenged to invent some new dishes. Get a chance to vote on our next new menu item. Featuring Executive Chef GBrown and chefs Osria, Jei, Kim and Lysa. Come out for these tastings and tell us what you think!
Tuesday, 12/26 Chef Lysa will feature: Sugar Snap Pea, Carrot Soba Noodles, and Cinnamon Nog
Wednesday, 12/27 Chef Jei will feature: Buffalo Cauliflower and Vegan Cheese Cake
Thursday, 12/28 Chef Osria will feature Vegan Pizza
Saturday, 12/30 from 12pm-2p, Chef Kim will feature: Vichyssoise and Beet Salad.
Saturday, 12/30 from 2pm-4pm Executive Chef GBrown will feature: Arroz con gandules y pollo vegano (vegan rice with peas and chickun).
End the year by coming out and casting your vote for what might be the next new dish on our menu.

Taster Tuesdays
5PM – 10PM
1520 Clipper Road, Baltimore
6oz tasting glass pours of any draft beer for $2.

Brews and Board Games at The Windup Space
6PM – 11PM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
Join us for Brews and Board Games at The Windup Space! Some board and card games, both classic and contemporary, are provided for anyone to play. Feel free to bring your own as well if you have something special in mind. Come bring some friends, meet some new ones, drink some dranks (alcoholic or non) and play some games! FREE to attend, but please buy some beer/cocktails/soda to support this event! Stop on by between 6 and 11. Invite your friends!
As always, winners of all games get prizes:
– Cheap Ass Prizes!
– Free drinks!
– 2-for-1 drinks!
– 3 Actual Good Prizes, generously provided by: Canton GamesTHIRD EYE COMICS, and re:gen!

BBP: December Pre-Ride
7PM – 9PM
St. Mary’s Park
600 N Paca St, Baltimore
This is the pre-ride for the Baltimore Bike Party: Reverse Resolutions! At a faster pace, but doable for all skill levels, this 8 mile jaunt traces the plotted Bike Party path to see if it’s juuuust right for the main event.

Backbar Movies | Aliens
8PM – 11PM
Paulie Gee’s Hampden
3535 Chestnut Ave, Baltimore
Recover from Christmas with an Alien arsekicing, pizza and dranks. **This is a rated R movie** Drink & Food Specials (Back Bar Only).

Game Show Night Tuesdays
8PM – 10PM
Baltimore Eagle Night Club and Bar
2022 N Charles St, Baltimore
Starting Nov. 14 (then every Tuesday), Tavern Tally presents Game Show Night at the main bar/tavern! If you love Family Feud, this is your game! All questions are poll-based and we poll the audience! The fun starts at 8pm! No cover!

Wednesday, December 27

Free Admission Days at the Maryland Historical Society
10AM – 5PM, Dec 27 – Dec 30
Maryland Historical Society
201 W Monument St, Baltimore
Explore the Christmas Gardens and our latest exhibits with free admission December 27th-December 30th!

Wine Wednesday
5PM – 10PM
1520 Clipper Road, Baltimore
Join us on Wednesday Nights through April, for some great wine specials.
Featuring: 1/2 off all wine by the glass, Special Wine Parings, Select $20 Bottles.

Indulge in an evening of Enchantment
6PM – 10PM
La Scala Ristorante Italiano
1012 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
You’re invited to indulge in an evening of musical enchantment, featuring Maryland’s favorite Jazz musician Slim Man! We’ve had an incredible response from our featured Sponsor’s who have graciously donated epic packages for you! That’s not all!! We are going to be donating 20% of the evenings proceeds to Mt. Washington Pediatric.

Adventures in the Meadhall
6PM – 10PM
Charm City Meadworks
400 East Biddle St., Baltimore
We’ll be opening our doors a fourth time for a Dungeons & Dragons night at the new Meadworks taproom. All experience levels welcome; no characters, dice, or books required. There will be multiple games available, so bring yourself out, even if you’re running late or leaving early. Drop-in drop-out whenever you’d like with no need to attend prior or future sessions.
Doors Open: 6:00p, Games Start: 6:30p – 8:00p, Games End: 9:30p – 11:00p

Crosstown Vol. 1 Can Release & Record Swap
6PM – 9PM
Atomic Books
3620 Falls Rd, Baltimore
To celebrate the release of the new collaboration between Monument City Brewing Company and The Brewer’s Art, CROSSTOWN VOL. 1, we’re having a can release party and record swap! The Vol. 1 collaboration is a Lichtenhainer, a historical German sour, smoked, wheat beer. This beer is light in color, hints of citrus tartness and a light smoky character. 4.5% ABV. Here’s how the record swap works – just bring in any records you’re maybe looking to trade. (No damaged records please.)
And Celebrated Summer Records will have some crates of $1 records for you to peruse in Eightbar. We’ll have the Crosstown on happy hour special all night.

Kitchen Table Series – Cuisines from Across the Middle East
6:30PM – 8:30PM
Wit & Wisdom
200 International Dr, Baltimore
Wit & Wisdom is excited to announce the return of the Kitchen Table Series! Join us at our intimate counter-style table for a 4-course interactive experience that brings guests up close and personal to our talented culinary team. Four Seasons Chef Tulsi Giri will introduce guests to the culinary collage of Middle Eastern cuisine. Optional wine pairings are available for purchase. Tickets include tax and 18% gratuity.
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Tekken 7 Tournament // DBZ Movie Night
7PM – 1AM
Hi Score – Baltimore’s Gamer Happy Hour
1400 Warner St, Baltimore
Our 21st edition of HIscore we bring to you:
Tekken 7 Tournament and DBZ Movie night! Prize for Tekken is $75!
DBZ Movies: Bio-Broly, Broly: Second Coming (Starts at 930Pm in the back room!)
100% FREE 2 ENTER FOR 21+ We will also be rocking Destiny 2 online play, Overwatch Online play, Wolfenstein II free play, South park Fractured but Whole, COD WWII, Star Wars Battlefront, along with DDR and guitar hero in the back room on the BIG SCREEN!
Just ordered: Nintendo Switch with Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, Pokken, and Mario Kart 8 deluxe. Ps VR V2 Headset with Farpoint, Skyrim, and doom!

Club 1727: An Open Musical-Improv Jam
7PM – 8:30PM
Baltimore Improv Group
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Open musical-improv practice in The BIG Theater Lobby. Learn musical improv games and song formats in a fun and supportive environment. No music background or musical improv experience necessary. Accompaniment by Brian E. Young on the keyboard and ukulele. Bring your voice, musical instruments, and learn the joy of making up songs in the moment at the speed of fun. After the jam at 8:30, Bad Karaoke Experience presents: Practice! The Musical

Guinness Blonde Pint Night
7PM – 10PM
Delia Foley’s
1439 S Charles St, Baltimore
Guinness Blonde is on tap at Delia Foley’s for the winter and we are celebrating with a good old fashioned pint night. With each beer purchase you will receive a Guinness Blonde pint glass and a chance to win a swag bag from the brewery.

Wednesday Whiskey Night Featuring John Powers Irish Whiskeys
7PM – 2AM
The James Joyce Irish Pub & Restaurant
616 S. President Street, Baltimore
Every Wednesday: 7:00 pm – Close. 25% off featured whiskeys. 10% off all Irish whiskeys and Scotch whiskies.. Featuring John Powers Irish Whiskey Flights: 1 oz sample of each product.

Cascading Elephants/Andy Livingston/Clean Breast/MelaninFree/SSO
7PM – 11PM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Cascading Elephants, Andy Livingston, Clean Breast, Melanin Free and Seesaw Offenders at The Crown! $5 // doors 7pm // music 7:30pm // ages 18+
Cascading Elephants
Andy Livingston
Melanin Free
Clean Breast
Seesaw Offenders

Salsa y Bachata Wednesdays
8PM – 12:30AM
Sangria Patio Bar
930 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Sangria Patio Bar – the best weeknight dancing in Charm City is at Sangria. Dance Lessons with Brandon $5 per class. 8:00 PM Bachata. 8:45 PM Salsa. Dance with DJ Raj starting 9:30.

CHalling – open mic with Hall Williams Band
9PM – 1AM
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
Their a little funky, a little bluesy, a little jammy, a lot awesome – they’re The Hall Williams Band! This band delivers a high energy good time that beckons it’s audiences on to the dance floor. From expert covers of Tom Petty to brilliant originals a Hall Williams Band performance is nothing short of perfection.
FELLOW MUSICIANS: You are invited to join the first half of the night for an open mic with a mission – Hall will be choosing one winner to have his top notch band back them on a professional recording done at their studio. The winner will also get to open for them at their upcoming First Thursday event, the “Baltimore Awakening Show” (paid gig). This is a great opportunity to become entangled with one of this cities greatest bands as they continue to rise. Learn more about them here.
To sign up for the open mic email info@artistscompound and/or
AUDIENCE: Have fun of course!

Thursday, December 28

Henna Party!
10AM – 2:30PM
Charm City Skin
3602 Elm Ave, Baltimore
Don’t miss our Henna Party! Get some body art just in time for New Years Eve! The very talented Paris from Henna Amour will be at the shop taking appointments for one day only! Book online or call for an appointment 410.366.SKIN

3 Course Pasta Night
4PM – 9PM
Nick’s Fish House
2600 Insulator Dr, Baltimore
Join us every Thursday in the winter season to enjoy our 3 course Pasta Night. Choose from salad or soup, one of four delicious entrees, and finally dessert of the day. We are also offering half priced bottles of wine.

Founders Barrel-Aged Event
5PM – 8:30PM
World of Beer – Baltimore
1724 Whetstone Way, Baltimore
Mark your calendars, save the date! Thursday, December 28th at 5pm we will be tapping a collection of beers from Founders Brewing Co. Barrel-Aged Series. We will also be hosting a raffle benefiting Special Olympics Maryland for some great limited winter themed gear from Founders!

6PM – 8PM
Bin 604
604 South Exeter Street, Baltimore
It’s that time again… tis the season for sparkling wines and Champagnes! Whether you need something for New Year’s Eve, the morning after or both… come taste some of our faborites that will tickle your taste buds and have you ringing in 2018 with a smile on!
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Flying Dog Last Minute Gift Release
7PM – 10PM
Smaltimore- Burgers, Sushi and Craft Beer
2522 Fait Ave, Baltimore
It’s that time of the year! Flying Dog’s holiday release! This seasons collection features three “Last Minute Gift” beers paired with famous dessert companies such as Salazon’s chocolates, Fisher’s Popcorn, and Otterbein cookies.

An Evening with 3 Fifths at The 8×10
7PM – 12AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
The incredible 3 Fifths return to The 8×10 on Thursday, December 28th!
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Free Film at the Parkway: Claire Denis’ 35 SHOTS Of RUM on 35mm!
7:30PM – 9:15PM
The SNF Parkway / Maryland Film Festival
5 West North Avenue, Baltimore
Free films at the Parkway continue with a free-admission 35mm presentation of one of the greatest works by perhaps the master filmmaker Claire Denis, 35 SHOTS OF RUM! Widely hailed as one of the best films of 2009, this masterwork comes from the renowned director of Beau Travail, Trouble Every Day, Chocolat, and Nenette et Boni. 35 Shots of Rum is a film about family, and making new families from the people around you.

Impropourri: Bring Your Own Troupe Show!
7:30PM – 9PM
Baltimore Improv Group
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
FREE SHOW. Every Thursday Night, we throw our doors open for any troupe that wants to come and play. Bring a troupe, put your troupe’s name in the blue bucket, and you’re part of the show. Or, come by your self, and we’ll try to team you up with other players. See you here!

Thrifty Minett Thursdays
8PM – 9:30PM
Nest Nightclub
2022 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Every Thursday in Nest Nightclub, join our favorite frugal queen, Whimsy Thrift and fabulous co-host Anita Minett for Thrifty Minett Thursdays! This show is now an 18+ event! Ages 18-20 pay $5 cover! No cover for 21 and over!

Del Florida // Maybe Nots // Sonic Spell
8PM – 1AM
Joe Squared
33 W North Ave, Baltimore
11pm :: DEL FLORIDA »Del Florida is a neo-soul tinged, dream pop band based in Washington, D.C. and fronted by vocalist and multi instrumentalist Leela Dawson.
10pm :: MAYBE NOTS » Playing their very FIRST show in the USA, the Maybe Nots come to Baltimore all the way from Madrid!
9pm :: SONIC SPELL »On the night of a new moon in fall of 2016, seven sisters gathered in the heart of Fells Point. Spells were cast and intentions set forth into the cosmos. Sisters Kim Gravatt and Teporah Bilezikian conjured up a clever plan to take over the forces of evil through control and manipulation of sound waves. Soon thereafter, a team began to form. Keen to the cause, mad equipment scientist Mitch Curl joined the forces, bringing antique technology to the table.

Aidan Lombard & Friends
8PM & 9:30PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Aidan Lombard earned a trumpet performance degree at the Frost School of Music. At Frost, he was a member of the Stamps Jazz Quintet, an ensemble formed every four years that awards its members full academic scholarship, room, board and a stipend. Currently, he is pursuing a Master’s degree at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, Boston.
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Sapphire & Friends at Leon’s Backroom
8PM – 10PM
Steampunk Alley
227 W Chase St, Baltimore
Every Thursday at Steampunk Alley, Baltimore’s 2018 Queen of Pride Sapphire Bleu and her rotating cast of friends turn up for one of the best drag shows in Baltimore. No Cover and 2-4-1 drinks! Baltimore’s 2018 King of Pride Chris Jay will be your DJ.

The UKG Social 4th Year anniversary
9PM – 2AM
911 north charles street, Baltimore
This December marks the fourth anniversary of The UKG Social. Please joins us on December 28th at Diskobar in Baltimore and with residents MC Twisty, Tarik Evolve, D.j. Omnibud , Brother Pinch, Kenny 99, and DJ Scott Edmonds! Hotsed by
Mc Twisty With Special guest Histo Hanson.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Ottobar
9PM – ?
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Stillpointe Theater kicks off their seventh season with the critically acclaimed rock musical HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH performed live at Ottobar for two nights only! Hedwig Schmidt, the “internationally ignored” East German rock ‘n’ roll goddess and victim of a botched sex-change operation, headlines this cult musical about sex, transgenderism, and finding his “other half” beyond the Berlin Wall. This outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious story is dazzlingly performed by Hedwig (née Hansel) in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine backed by the hard-rocking band “The Angry Inch.” It’s a rocking ride, funny, touching and ultimately inspiring to anyone who has felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile.
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Punk & Metal Night w/ DJ Diamond Dustin
10PM – 1:30AM
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
DJ Diamond Dustin spins all punk & metal….and, maybe just a tad of whatever the hell he feels like!

Joseph & The Beasts // Sweepstakes at Paulie Gee’s
10PM – 12AM
Paulie Gee’s Hampden
3535 Chestnut Ave, Baltimore
Sweepstakes Surf / Lounge / Pop
Joseph & The Beasts Turf / Jump / Crackle

Blue Pit Presents: The Room
11PM – 1:30AM
Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar
1601 Union Ave, Baltimore
“Hi babe, I have something for you.” “What is it?” “Just a little something.”
It’s a screening of THE ROOM, Blue Pit style! Before you see “The Disaster Artist,” make sure you see the disaster itself! Join us for a night of hilarity and come drink themed cocktails with us. Bring your own plastic spoons, but leave the skotchka at home (leave that one to us).

Friday, December 29

Pizza Night in the Taproom // Brick-N-Fire
5PM – 10PM
Diamondback Beer
1215 E Fort Ave, Baltimore
BricknFire Pizza Company- Mobile are coming back for another Pizza Night in the Taproom. The pizza crew will be setup in the back of the brewery for easy access while at the bar. Their menu consists of their usual pizzas along with seasonal pizza offerings.

Music Trivia Night in the Taproom
5PM – 9PM
Monument City Brewing Company
1 North Haven Street, Baltimore
Join us as we test your music knowledge with songs that span 5 decades of great and not so great music. Play for your case of beer and get ready to ring in the new year!

Baltimore Bike Party: Reverse Resolutions!
6:30PM – 11:30PM
St. Mary’s Park
600 N Paca St, Baltimore
Hey Bike Partiers, if you’re making any holiday plans, make sure to SAVE THE DATE for December’s ride. Meet as usual at St. Mary’s Park at 6:30!

Be Free Fridays (12/29): Come in from the Cold!
7PM – 10:30PM
Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center
847 N Howard St, Baltimore
LOVE the poet presents BE FREE Fridays Baltimore’s Liveliest Open Mic!!! This month we celebrating our lives and giving thanks for all that we are! We are featuring one of the most fabulous multifaceted artists in Baltimore Alex Alexander! We also welcome the amazing poets & musicians who will rock the open mic in the building! Come out to Baltimore’s liveliest and most diverse poetry event hosted by ShellySays So & J. Tesla/ Black Chakra! Doors open @ 7pm show starts @ 8pm. NEW ADMISSION RATES: $10 All night $5 (w/Student ID) after FIRST 3 Performing Poets get in FREE!

James Brown Dance Party with special guests The Fritz
8PM – 1:30AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
The James Brown Dance Party is a rotating All-Star cast of musicians that keeps the amazing music of James Brown alive and well by combining the old school players that shared the stage with James Brown with more contemporary musicians. Led by The Chase Brothers, The James Brown Dance Party has included members of The James Brown Band, Bootsy Collins Band, The JB’s, Snarky Puppy, Vulfpeck, Trombone Shorty, Trey Anastasio Band, Turkuaz, Galactic, Lettuce, SNL Band, Victor Wooten Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sly And The Family Stone, Meghan Trainer Band, Jazz Is PHSH, and more!
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Born This Way w/LADIES JAM!
8PM – 10:30PM
Zissimos Bar
1023 W 36th St, Baltimore
Acts: Ladies All Stars, Baby FishmouthOLGA, Marianne Mimi Sierk, Liz P Curtis PLUS BONUS LADIES IMPROV JAM! Welcome to the era of the woman! The best and brightest stars in comedy today are women, and we’ve got our own to showcase here in Charm City. Tonight, ladies get in formation center stage, starting with standup from our incredible host Liz Curtis (PA) and Marianne Sierk (98 Rock Baltimore). Then, we’ll cozy up to some improv with OLGA and Baby Fishmouth. After the break, CCCP Ladies All Stars will pamper you with their ‘prov before we soak in a nice bubbly ladies improv jam – when anyone can play! This show is $5 at the door or online through Eventbrite through 7:30 PM. This show is produced by Megan Wills and Charm City Comedy Projectupstairs at Zissimos Bar in Hampden.
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Friday night Sangria Patio Bar
8PM – 2AM
Sangria Patio Bar
930 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Each & Every Friday @sangriapatiobar Labeled the BEST VIBES in BALTIMORE.The sexiest Friday night in the CITY‼️

Ulysses Owens Jr. THREE featuring Joel Ross and Phil Norris
8PM – & 9:30PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
One of the most sought-after drummers of his generation, Owens sets the mark. From GRAMMY-award winning performances with Christian McBride’s acclaimed Trio and Big Band to world tours with Kurt Elling and Joey Alexander, Owens’s artistic command of percussion has earned him positions in some of the most successful jazz ensembles of the 21st century. Owens’s reverence for tradition distinctly manifests in his straight-away playing style, but it is the versatility of his talent— his unique ability to manipulate texture and create penetrating musical shapes— that attracts the attention of jazz’s heavy hitters.
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HUMAN HOST // R’n’R Unlimited // Ruckzuck // Darsombra
8PM – 1AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore

8PM – ?
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Featuring: SEE SICK, HANGERS, FAKING (Philly), SKÜSH, and TOMBTOKER (First Show).

No Reservations w/Hostel & Aftermath
8PM – 9PM
Baltimore Improv Group
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Come on in and stay a while! Hostel and Aftermath are ready to make space for you at this lively and positive show. Hostel brings fast and fun play as they host improv guests from Baltimore and beyond. Aftermath takes even the small joys of life and expands them into gargantuan sized laughs.
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Two for the Road with Old City & Bears Only
9PM – 10PM
Baltimore Improv Group
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Two great troupes to bring your night of comedy to a close. Start off with Bears Only taking you through an improvisational whirlwind. Then the tourism board of Old City takes you to an event and location chosen by you as you explore a city with a Population of 601 and 602 Bars. So, raise a glass and enjoy Two for the Road.
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Charlie Hunter Trio
8PM – 11PM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
In a crowded history of jazz guitar, seven- and eight-string guitar genius Charlie Hunter has created his own funky path, stunning audiences with his ability to simultaneously bust out tasty bass parts, melodic leads, and swinging rhythms.
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Anti-Prom for Anti-Racism!
9PM – 2AM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
Attend an anti-prom for a good cause at The Windup Space, sponsored by student coalition Fighting for Anti-Racist Education (FARE) to fund an anti-racism workshop at the UMB School of Social Work!
An anti-prom is an alternative social event “often staged by students as a protest against, or boycott of, their school’s official prom.” Anti-proms are inclusive celebrations of queerness “with an emphasis on acceptance, individuality, and creativity”. “It’s a rejection of prom culture — of excess, consumer values, conformity, social hierarchies, authority and its rules and expectations.” But why stop formally celebrating activism, queerness and anti-capitalism just because we’ve aged out of high school?
Get a prom do-over—dance the night away to tunes by DJ Brandon Carlo, snack on finger foods provided by local chefs, snap pics at a prom-style photo booth, and, of course, indulge in your favorite Windup Space beverages. Cocktail/prom attire is encouraged, but feel free to wear whatever makes you feel good!  Doors open at 9!
$15 online, $20 at the door
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The MobCats: Rockabilly Rumble at The Depot
9PM – ?
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
The MobCats (Gina DeLuca, Josh Scheps & Bob Abbott) are tearin’ it up at The Depot! Show starts at 9:00. Plenty of room on the dance floor so pull out your blue suede dancing shoes and put your cat clothes on, because on December 29, we’re gonna really rock it right!

GRL PWR Presents Sweat! A Night of Drag
9PM – 2AM
EMP Collective
307 W Baltimore St, Baltimore
The GRL PWR crew is back with the best underground Drag Show in Baltimore City: SWEAT! GRL PWR aims to create a platform for a diverse array of artist and creatives, specifically: womyn identified, poc, trans, non-binary, femme & queer artists. All Ages, BYOB for 21+ $10 cover, $7 in Drag 
STARRING: Aviva Murio, Desiree DikBombalicious EklaverSaaphyri Wildz, and Tara Evaans.
HOSTED BY Allure BoundConnie Smith, Fagette (Madeleine Stella Somers), Ideology, Stung Corpse, and Thetwinknextdoor. 

Eze Jackson’s Dirty Christmas 3 at Metro Gallery
9PM – ?
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
Eze Jackson’s Dirty Christmas 3!! Doors 9pm // Show 10pm // $10 admission
Featuring:  Eze JacksonBobbi Rush, and Josh Stokes with DJ Excel hosted by Love The Poet. $100 Ugly Sweater Contest!
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Goodbye 2017 Dance Party
10PM – 1:30AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
We know this year kinda sucked so let’s dance & look forward to 2018! All the best jams of 2017(Kendrick, Cardi, Migos, JayZ, Drake, Future and more). 10pm Free

Saturday, December 30

Free Yoga
8:15AM – 9:30AM
Belvedere & Co.
1 E Chase St, Baltimore
Come experience the Conservancy’s sponsored free Yoga – in the Ballroom at the Belvedere at 1 East Chase St. Bring your own mat and water bottle. Appropriate for all levels.

Open Board Gaming
10AM – 6PM
Canton Games
2101 Essex St, Baltimore
Come play games with us! Every Saturday, Canton Games hosts free open board gaming. Just show up, play some games and have fun! We have a huge demo library available to play, but we also encourage people to bring in your own favorites!

Disney Trivia
11AM – 1PM
The Outpost American Tavern
1032 Riverside Ave., Baltimore
Due to such popular feedback, we will be having Disney Trivia once again!! So Bibbity- Bobbity- Boo on in.

Champagne and Caviar
5PM – 8PM
Bin 604
604 South Exeter Street, Baltimore
It’s become a tradition here at the Bin, our featured Champagne and caviar. Come on, treat yourself! Tickets are $35 with a $20 credit toward features wines.
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SAG’s First Annual HolidayParty
5PM – 10PM
Sangria Patio Bar
930 North Charles Street, Baltimore
2017 was a year full of greatest highs and our worst lows. Come turn up in celebration of your year of excellence at Sangria Patio Bar. Be sure to check out our new holiday drink specials, incredible food and special live performance of Baltimore’s very own Myea!
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Afton presetns At This Point, Derty, Elder Children, Water Taxi, at Ottobar
6PM – ?
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
AFTON PRESENTS Derty, The Blue Moons, At This Point, Elder Children, Madison Rising, Tim Neil, Water Taxi.
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Farewell to 2017 w rob, Dave Benham, Chuck MaddOx & More
7PM – 10PM
Teavolve Cafe & Lounge
1401 Aliceanna St, Baltimore
The Teavolve Open Mic House Band Showcase. Come say farewell to 2017 with what I’ve come to think of as our “house band”. Performances from myself (rob), Dave Benham (Native American flute), Chuck the Madd Ox (beatbox), Kristen Jones (cello) and QueenEarth.

The Premium Hour & Thighmeat and Friends
8PM – 10:30PM
Zissimos Bar
1023 W 36th St, Baltimore
Acts: Spouse Swap, Nature’s Dirt, Old Bags with Host: Lauren Estell
FOLLOWED BY FREE 9:30 PM SHOW WITH BMORE TEAM THIGHMEAT AND FRIENDS! The wait is over…it’s time for The Premium Hour again! We’re watching the sun go down over this beauty of a show. This time, we’re warming up with host Lauren Estell, then dipping our toes into the long form improv with Bmore duo Old Bags! Then we’re diving headfirst into a set from BIG Conservatory troupe Nature’s Dirt. After that, we’re basking in the glow of CCCP Project Spouse Swap! Then grab some drinks and stick around for an hour of local favorites ThighmeatNicholas K, and Tad Talks at 9:30 PM! Cash at the door, or online up until 7:30 PM the night of the show. Show is produced by Charm City Comedy Project upstairs at Zissimos Bar.
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A Tom Petty Celebration
8PM – 1AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Join us to celebrate one of the greatest American songwriters of all time. A portion of the proceeds will go to the MusiCares Charity Foundation which named Tom Petty Person of the Year, this past February. Featuring Jack Denning, Warren Boes, Keith Tuttle, Eric Dixon, Steve Blake and more.

Willard & Wood – An Evening of Impossibilities
8PM – 11PM
Hyatt Place Baltimore Inner Harbor
511 S Central Ave, Baltimore
Celebrated entertainers Willard & Wood host an elegant night of surprises, mystery, and laughter which Baltimore locals and tourists enjoy regularly. Their current show, “An Evening of Impossibilities,” features uncanny mental feats and magical happenings. Combined with clean comedy and audience interaction, “Impossibilities” makes for an unforgettable night out at Hyatt Place near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor!
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Charmaine Michelle Quintet
8PM & 9:30PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Charmaine Michelle walks in the tradition of Miles Davis while bringing her own style of cool jazz to the band stand. Raised in Northern Virginia, she studied jazz at the prestigious Peabody Conservatory, as a recipient of the Noble Levi Jolly Sr. Jazz Scholarship. She has played with the Dale Corn Big Band, The Go Go Symphony, Grammy Award nominated Vocalist Carolyn Malachi, Artists against War, Shannon Gunn and the Bullets, Kevin Robinson Ensemble, The Fruition Experience, Musicians of Mercy and recently released her own EP “Love Takes Time” which is now playing on radio stations.
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Saturday Double Feature w/Training for Prom & Lekker
8PM – 9PM
Baltimore Improv Group
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Get you and your main squeeze on down to the BIG Theater for the Saturday Night Double Feature. Two amazing troupes on one stage performing a new show every week. There will be thrills, chills, and spills, love, lust and laughter, action, mystery and suspense– all in living technicolor with full surround sound, 3D effects and (if you’re in the front row) smell-o-vision. Come on out to the moving pictures! Lekker and Training for Prom perform regularly on these nights.
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Hot n’ Heavy w/GUS & a Special Guest
9PM – 10PM
Baltimore Improv Group
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
SATURDAYS at 9PM we go fast and funny with one of BIG’s original troupes, GUS! They are joined each week by a different guest BIG troupe or project.
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BWC and Union Brewing throw a Holiday Party for MSF
9PM – 1:30AM
Paulie Gee’s Hampden
3535 Chestnut Ave, Baltimore
Baltimore! Let’s have some drinks this holiday season in the name of giving. Pizza too! Come join us at Paulie Gee’s in Hampden on Saturday, December 30th for one hell of a holiday party, featuring a special beer, cocktail, and pizza menu by the fine folks at Paulie Gees, with proceeds going to one of the most courageous humanitarian organizations out there: Doctors Without Borders. Hang out with the BWC and Union crews, let us say happy holidays, and let’s show the world how Baltimore shows up.

The Rain | Women of Hip Hop Dance Party
9PM – 2AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Our two favorite things: WOMEN AND HIP HOP! From MC Lyte and Lady of Rage to Cardi B and Kamaiyah, we’ll be spinning hits all night!
Featuring TWO DJS Kim Brannan aka DJ KB and Ellen C Lovelidge aka DJ Lil’ Elle

Tainted Reality presents: Vocaloid Night
9PM – 2AM
Club Orpheus
1003 E Pratt St, Baltimore
Vocaloid Night is BACK at Club Orpheus! Gear up and get ready for 5 hours of non-stop Vocaloid hits featuring SeeU, Gumi, Luka, Rin & Len, and of course, Miku! Midnight Vocaloid Cosplay Contest: Must be in Vocaloid cosplay to compete. FANLOIDS ARE ACCEPTED! Sign up at the event. PRIZE: TBA!
Project Diva X Tournament: One tier for beginners, and one for experts! Prizes for the first place winners of both tiers! Sign-ups take place at the club. Doors open at 9pm. Tournament starts at 11pm. All sign-ups must happen before the tournament starts.
Encouraged Dress (not a dress code) Vocaloid cosplay, Kimono (Traditional Japanese), OC, Sci-Fi, Cyber
DJ Roger Shackelford 

Heart of Glass
10PM – 2AM
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
Get your pre-NYE groove on with your boy. Enjoy the sounds for disco, 80’s dance, new wave and house all night long. So don’t have a heart of glass. Come to it!!

Sunday, December 31

NYE Restaurant Specials

See: Things to do on NYE in Baltimore 12/31/17


– Lindsey

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