Things to do in Baltimore this week 1/1/18

It’s a slow week for events as we recover from NYE and start working on our resolutions. Nonetheless, I’m sure you can find something to fill your time. It’s so cold outside, why not spend your time indoors seeing some great Baltimore theatre? This week is your last chance to go see The Revolutionists at Everyman Theatre. Spotlighters Theatre is showing First Date until the end of the month and I’ll be seeing it soon. Go have some fun!

Monday, January 1

Nurse a hangover? EAT BRUNCH!

Bartenders Breakfast
7AM – 10AM
The Point in Fells
1738 Thames St., Baltimore
Don’t want to end your night right after your shift? You don’t have to! Come to The Point in Fells and celebrate the New Year with all the other bartenders who spent their night serving others. From 7am-10am we will be offering a buffet for $20. Want to start earlier? Join us from 4am-7am for 1/2 off alcohol for all industry peeps.

Hangover Brunch New Year’s Day
8AM – 2:30PM
B&O American Brasserie
2 N Charles St, Baltimore
It’s the best way to start a year! $20 bottles of bubbles, Sloppy Tots, Hangover Burgers… Chorizo Butter…

Mother’s New Year’s Day “Hair of the Dog” Brunch
9AM – 2PM
Mother’s Federal Hill Grille
1113 S Charles St, Baltimore
Keep the party rolling and the hangover at bay with Mother’s “Hair of the Dog” 2018 New Year’s Day Brunch! Enjoy Mom’s famous brunch with $20 bottomless Bloody Mary’s & Mimosas.

New Year’s Day Brunch!
10AM – 12AM
Myth and Moonshine
2300 Boston St, Baltimore
We will be opening at 10 AM on New Year’s Day for brunch ALL DAY!! Come recover from the night before with bottomless mimosas and bloodys for just $12. Chef Kevin will be whipping up his amazing farmer’s market brunch!

Don’t Know Tavern New Year’s Day Recovery Brunch
10AM – 3PM
Don’t Know Tavern
1453 Light St, Baltimore
After the confetti clears on New Year’s Day, head to Don’t Know Tavern for an ALL YOU CAN EAT Recovery Brunch! $30 Brunch Buffet & Bottomless Mimosas/Bloody Mary’s.

Papi’s New Year’s Day Brunch
10AM – 3PM
1703 Aliceanna St, Baltimore
Ring in 2018 with a delicious brunch at Papi’s! Enjoy all of your brunch favorites including Chilaquiles, Omelettes, tacos & MORE!

Rock & Roll New Year’s Day Brunch
10AM – 3PM
Alexander’s Tavern
710 S Broadway, Baltimore
Ring in 2018 with everyone’s favorite meal, BRUNCH! This one is going to ROCK and ROLL! Wear your favorite rock & roll tshirt & enjoy these rockin specials::
-all house brunch drinks ($3.50 Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s & Screwdrivers)
-$6 RedBull/Vodkas, $4 ANY VODKA BOMBS
-$4 OMG drafts also get you a spin on our Rock & Roll Wheel

New Year’s PJ Brunch!
10AM – 3PM
The Pig & Rooster Smokehouse
3242 Foster Ave, Baltimore
Don’t miss the first party of the year!! You can even wear your Pj’s or onesies!!! Last year was a blast and we’re stepping up our game for our 2nd New Years Day Pajama Brunch! Mean Gene will whip up some breakfast favorites and of course we’ll have all of your smoked meat staples! We will have the tunes rocking and ALL THE BOWL GAMES ON! Crazy prizes, giveaways and drink specials all brunch long!! (Here’s a hint… $3 Mimosas!! $4 Manmosa!!) What crazy jello shooter will we have this year?! What shots will we pour down your throat?? You just have to come and see…

Wicked Sisters Wicked Good New Year’s Day Brunch
10AM – 3PM
Wicked Sisters
3845 Falls Road, Baltimore
Ring in 2018 with everyone’s favorite meal, BRUNCH! Enjoy all of your favorite brunch food + Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas, Steak & Eggs, Waffles & MORE.

New Year’s Day = All Day Brunch!
11AM – 10PM
18 E Cross St, Baltimore
Every New Year’s Day poses the same dilemma: You’re exhausted from a late night out on New Year’s Eve, and need at leasttt another hour or two in your bed, but…brunch food. You crave it. You need it. You literally might, like, die without it. But that means getting out of bed before noon! The struggle is real.
Enter: Crossbar – your friendly, beer-serving, neighborhood problem solvers. While every Monday at Crossbar is Breakfast for Dinner night, we’re ramping it up for New Year’s Day, with…BRUNCH ALL DAY! Enjoy our full, revamped brunch menu from 11am-10pm, plus…$14 BOTTOMLESS Bloody Marys & Mimosas 11am-3pm

New Year’s Day Brunch
11AM – 3:30PM
The Point in Towson
523 York Rd., Baltimore
Join Towson’s best new brunch spot for New Year’s Day! We will be serving our amazing brunch menu as well as discounted bottles of wine and champagne and of course our $15 bottomless! Reservations recommended.

New Year’s (ALL) Day Brunch at Gunther
11AM – 6PM
Gunther & Co.
3650 Toone St, Baltimore
Start the New Year with Brunch ALL DAY ft. $6 Bloody Mary’s and Aperol Elderflower Sparkling Cocktails!

New Years Day Brunch
11AM – 11PM
Delia Foley’s
1439 S Charles St, Baltimore
Everyone’s favorite morning of the year! Delia Foley’s will be opening at 11 to meet all of your New Years Day hangover needs. Our brunch menu is to follow, but aside from our chefs amazing creations we will have bottomless Bloody Mary’s and bottomless Mimosa’s from 11-2 for $15.

NYD Fiesta
11AM – 10PM
Taco Fiesta
618 S Exeter St, Baltimore
Join us January 1st, New Years Day for a very lively Fiesta. Treat your hangover with a Breakfast Burrito (served all day) and a drink from our Bloody Mary Bar.

Tuesday, January 2

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

The Adventures Of Bananaman And Baconman
7PM – 11PM
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
The Adventures of Bananaman and Baconman! Join them on their quest to find the greatest music Baltimore has to offer!
Bands playing: Flying Jacob, Rocket City Riot, Winter Weather, Infinite Solutions, Dakota Kade, Seaside Hghts.
Doors: 6:30PM, Music: 7:00, Admission: $10

Southwest Baltimore Ukulele Gathering
7PM – 8:30PM
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church
4711 Edmondson Ave, Baltimore
Join other area ukulele players and singers for some music making fun and learning. Beginners welcome and encouraged! Other instruments and singers welcome too! We meet on the first Tuesday of every month in the Parish Hall at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. If you own a copy of The Daily Ukulele Book (yellow) bring it along, if not, no worries, we love to share. We have added the 40 Easy Songs For Ukulele pdf and also play from charts provided. $5 suggested donation. Door Prize (a new set of strings with a restringing lesson included, a free 30 minute lesson, gift certificate, etc.) drawn every month.

Weekly Team Trivia
7:30PM – 10:30PM
The Brass Tap at The Fitzgerald
1205 West Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore
Team Trivia Baltimore provides a fun and entertaining night for all those who come to play and enjoy getting together for a great time. Best of all, Team Trivia is FREE TO PLAY!

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, January 3

Pop-up Mother Goose on the Loose
Wednesdays 10:30AM – 11:30AM,  Dec 6, 2017 – Mar 14, 2018
Single Carrot Theatre
2600 N Howard St, Baltimore
Join us each week for this exciting fun-filled story time that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. Our programs attract a large group of parents and caregivers and can be a great way to meet families in your neighborhood. This is a free program. We hope you join us each week.

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.

Kitchen Table Series – Holiday Hangover Cures
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 an interactive experience that brings guests up close and personal to our talented culinary team. Luckily, one of the most tried and true methods of combating the effects of a hangover is to dust yourself off and start drinking again. Get back into fighting shape with a tasting featuring all of the classic ‘hair of the dog’ cocktails. Tickets include tax and 18% gratuity.
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Succulent Building Workshop
6:30PM – 8PM
220 West 27th, Baltimore
Join us for an evening of succulent building. $35 ticket includes all supplies. For beverages during the workshop, feel free to BYOB! Learn everything necessary to grow happy, healthy succulents. Each workshop attendee will choose from a variety of repurposed, vintage containers to plant in.
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Club 1727: An Open Musical-Improv Jam
7PM – 9PM
The BIG Theater
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.
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Gryzzle / Ardamus / Tribe 95
7PM – 1AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Gryzzle (VA) Formed in 2017, this seven-piece fusion-hop group is bringing top level energy and musicianship to every show of their first tour. Combining groovy horn breakdowns and introspective lyrics, Gryzzle aims to bring informed compositions to every listener, with words and arrangements that were written to make you think.
Ardamus (DC) Originally from Nashville, TN. and now residing in Washington, DC, Ardamus has been a hip hop artist for years collaborating other artists and organizations in various forms.
Tribe 95 (VA)  is an artistic Hip-Hop collective from Northern Virginia (DMV) comprised of producers, singers, instrumentalists and rappers. Tribe Ninety-Five pushes boundaries with soulful melodies and sampling technologies. A music-community with an infectious entertaining spirit.

No Any Walls : Truer & Truer in Baltimore!
7PM – 9PM
Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor by Red Lion
207 E Redwood St, Baltimore
Poetic and engaging, No Any Walls adept songwriting rings truer and truer in our ever-distressed world. Visceral channeling of well-crafted neo-folk songs by way of rich and yearning vocals, above subtle and innovative guitar work. There is solace and encouragement to be found in such earnest representations of our shared struggles, hopes and anxieties. A native Texan, singer/songwriter Gary Tofie Hello Jr. has spent over a decade fighting for a sense of place and purpose in the rural mountains of southwest Virginia, collecting hard-won tales of struggle, poverty, and love lost (as well as existential contemplations of all the above) in prose and song.

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.

Drag & Trivia Hosted by Venus Fastrada
9PM – 2AM
Grand Central Nightclub
1001 N Charles St, Baltimore
Join us Every Wednesday for Drag & Trivia! We have multiple rounds of trivia – after each round the winning team will be awarded a $25 bar tab! Hosted by Venus Fastrada Every Wednesday along with one special guest drag queen! HAPPY HOUR PRICES ALL NIGHT- TRIVIA IS FREE TO PLAY

Thursday, January 4

2014 Vintage Dogfish 120 Minute & Oak Aged Vanilla WWS Tapping
5PM – 8:30PM
World of Beer – Baltimore
1724 Whetstone Way, Baltimore
Join us Thursday, January 4th starting at 5pm when Dogfish Head comes by and we tap some great beers to get your 2018 started off on the right foot. Along with some of their year round favorites, we will be tapping Oak Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout and 2014 Vintage 120 Minute IPA!!!
Dogfish Head is joining us in our annual effort to raise $10,000 for Special Olympics Maryland and is bringing some great stuff to help us do that. With every purchase of a Dogfish beer on draft or a $2 donation to Special Olympics Maryland, you can come spin our Dogfish prize wheel where you can win some great Dogfish prizes or even some raffle tickets. Raffle tickets for what? How about a Dogfish record player signed by Mr. Dogfish himself, Sam Calagione! You can also purchase raffle tickets with all proceeds from ticket sales going towards Special Olympics Maryland. Drawing for the signed record player will be held at 8:30pm.

BSO Pulse: Tank and the Bangas
6PM – 10PM
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
1212 Cathedral St, Baltimore
Join us for the third season of BSO Pulse concerts — bringing together the worlds of classical music and indie artists onto one stage. This performance features Tank and the Bangas, the winners of NPR‘s 2017 Tiny Desk Contest, and kicks off with a pre-concert party with live music, happy hour drink specials and food from our favorite Baltimore restaurants and breweries including Dooby’s and The Charmery!
Pre-concert Party starts at 6:00 pm – Live music in the lobby from J Pope and the HearNow and the BSO Cello Quartet. Concert starts at 8:30 pm. Drink specials from Flying Dog Brewery, our official craft beer sponsor, and our official whiskey sponsor, Gentleman Jack.
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New Year’s Resolution – Try New Wines!
6PM – 8PM
Bin 604
604 South Exeter Street, Baltimore
It’s a new year, so you need new wines! Come kick off 2018 with us trying a few of our new favorite things and find out what the hot wines of the year will be.
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Mondo Baltimore – The Vinyard
7PM – 10PM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
As usual – it’s FREE with karaoke after the flicks!
7PM – Sloshed Shorts- A clip show entirely devoted to alcohol… or make your own clip at the bar!
8PM – The Vinyard (1989, James Hong) James Hong of Big Trouble in Little China fame, writes directs and stars as Dr. Elson Po, one of the world’s most famous wine growers. He has a magic potion which has kept him handsome and alive for centuries. However, lately the magic which rejuvenates him seem to be less and less effective. He invites a group of young, aspiring actors to his private island for a party, believing that the young actress Jezebel can be his new source of life.

Impropourri: Bring Your Own Troupe Show!
7:30PM – 8:30PM
The BIG Theater
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!

Sorrowseed w/ Nahja Mora and Snakefeast at Metro Gallery
8PM – ?
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
Sorrowseed (Providence RI, melodic extreme metal)
Nahja Mora (Aggressive and experimental industrial mayhem)
Snakefeast (Progressive sludge jazz-metal)
8 admission.  Doors 8pm // Show 9pm // 18+
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8PM – 11PM
The Motor House
120 W North Ave, Baltimore
Every Thursday beginning on January 4th, Motor House’s Turntabliss and Better on Foot records curate a weekly Happy Hour party in Station North. Join us for our opening event at the start of the new year, as Resident dj/producer Discuji spins a mix of avant disco, deep house, and acid jazz. Free Admission

Dirty Lives, Lazlo Lee & The Motherless Children, Barnyard Sharks
8:45PM – ?
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Dirty Lives celebrate Ryan Sterner’s questionable life choices w/ Lazlo Lee and the Motherless Children, and Barnyard Sharks. Special guests dj King Gilbert and Johnny Alonso. Doors @ 8pm.
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9PM – ?
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Garuda Face is gonna melt some faces with Skapparoneday and Ruins of the Leviathan! If loud, energetic music which entices blood from your ears is your thing, you must attend. Tickets are purchased at the gig. $7 at the door.

The Room
9PM – 10:40PM
Charles Revival Series
1711 N Charles St, Baltimore
ONE NIGHT ONLY: Tommy Wiseau’s baffling 2003 cult-film and subject of ‘The Disaster Artist’. 2003 Dir. Tommy Wiseau. 1.85:1 Color Digital 99 min. $11.

BWC Presents Gin and Jokes XIV: Hot Jokes for Cold Weather
9:30PM – 11PM
Joe Squared
33 W North Ave, Baltimore
Baltimore’s BEST comedy show, Gin and Jokes, is back for our 24th show! First Thursday continues to rock in Baltimore in the Joe Squared basement! Come have some drinks, have some laughs, and warm up with hot jokes! Hosted by the irreplaceable Umar Khan, and featuring the best comics on the east coast! It’s the best $5 you can spend on a cold Thursday in January! Doors at 830 so show up early for drinks and food.
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Friday, January 5

First Friday
5PM – 8PM
Maryland Science Center
601 Light St, Baltimore
Join us for First Friday, a night when the Maryland Science Center celebrates the first Friday of each month with discounted admission from 5:00pm-8:00pm! Admission for First Friday includes the permanent exhibit halls, Planetarium, and IMAX Theater. All visitors pay just $10 for admission during First Friday. The IMAX presentation is at 7:00pm, Planetarium presentations are at 6:00pm & 7:30pm, and you will encounter live science during your visit. The Kids Room closes at 7:30pm during First Fridays. The Shed and SciLab close at 8pm during First Fridays. Children under 3 are always free. Members are admitted to First Fridays free of charge.

First Friday featuring Raven Beer
7PM – 10PM
Atomic Books
3620 Falls Rd, Baltimore
This First Friday, we’ll be featuring Raven Beer That means Happy Hour prices on their beer all night. The tentative lineup: Raven Lager, Annabel Lee White, Tell Tale Ale, and a special cask of Cask. We’ll also have some free brewery giveaways – starting at 7pm! And, we’ll have snacks from Modern Cook Shop-Fells Point
What the hell is a “Cooler Coup”? You know how tap houses like to have “tap takeovers” where they highlight a particular brewery? Well, Eightbar is a bottleshop – so we have no taps. Instead, we have a Cooler Coup. Geddit?

First Friday Show!
7PM – 9:30PM
The Four Hour Day Lutherie
4305 Harford Rd, Baltimore
The new year is here, and midwinter has a ways to go – come warm up and celebrate with us! We’re excited to welcome returning artist Eli August alongside newcomers Michael Braunfeld and Vagabond Motel for an invigorating show. As always, music starts around 7:10, there’ll be snacks, wine and friends. Come on out!

The LLQ Live at Germano’s Piattini
7:30PM – 9PM
Germano’s Piattini and Cabaret at Germano’s
300 S High St, Baltimore
Join The Lionel Lyles Quintet for a night of Jazz at the Germano’s Piattini Restaurant in the heart of Baltimore’s Little Italy. It will be a night of music you will not want to miss! Get your tickets early because they will go fast! $15 Advance $20 Door
Personell: Lionel Lyles–Saxophones, Mike Fitzhugh–Trumpet/Flugal Horn, Deate Childers–Piano, Eddie Hybryk–Bass, Tyler Leak–Drums
So don’t meet me there, BEAT ME THERE!! Jazz, Everything Else Is Just Details!!!

Women’s March Theatre Meet-Up
8PM – 10PM
Everyman Theatre
315 W Fayette St, Baltimore
Storm the theatre in solidarity and watch “The Revolutionists” with sisters, friends and allies who participated in 2017’s Women’s March. Wear your Women’s March headwear to save $1 off drinks at the bar, and other surprises to be announced! Use code WMREV18 for Buy One, Get One Free tickets to this performance, while supplies last (limit 4 tickets per order, not combinable with other offers).
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Prim and Proper
8PM – 10:30PM
Zissimos Bar
1023 W 36th St, Baltimore
Acts: Kiki Andersen, Mary Jane FrenchHe HeAbby MelloCharity Sade,Hedi Sandberg, IVana Greene. Bring your white gloves and veiled fascinators, and prepare to sip fancy drinks…we’ve got a very prim and proper evening planned for you tonight! It’s an all-woman showcase with some of the most well-bred divas we know! We’ll start off with standup from host Ivana Greene, then take a lazy stroll down the lane with the rest of the ladies! $5 cash at the door, or buy them online up until 7:30 PM the day of the show. This show is presented upstairs at Zissimos Bar by Charm City Comedy Project.
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Anbessa Orchestra at the Motor House
8PM – 11PM
The Motor House
120 W North Ave, Baltimore
Anbessa Orchestra is coming to throw down at the Motor House, Baltimore. Come party with us on a night filled with Ethio-Groove! Anbessa Orchestra is a 7 piece group from Brooklyn, NY playing music of, or inspired by 60’s-70’s Ethiopia and combining these sounds with western elements such as Funk, Jazz and R&B. Special guest opener, Organix Trio. 10$ cover
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Winter Warmer
8PM – 12AM
Joe Squared
33 W North Ave, Baltimore
Come out and get warm with the Kurt Deemer Band, Harlan County Kings and Go Dog Go! 3 great bands, coal fired Pizzas, craft beer, potent cocktails AND you should be recovered from NYE by then (well you should be for goodness sakes).

BIG Time
8PM – 9PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
BIG Time – How do you know when you’ve truly succeeded? The answer is when the Baltimore Improv Group invites you to have your life memorialized in a series of made up, totally unprepared comedy scenes celebrating you! Come join a hand picked cast of BIG’s best improvisers as they comedically revere some of Baltimore’s most important movers and shakers. The January lineup includes celebrations of:
Jan 5: Dana Petersen Moore, former City Liquor Board Commissioner and current Deputy City Solicitor
Jan 12: Doreen Bolger, arts supporter and former director, Baltimore Museum of Art
Jan 19: Colin Campbell, reporter, Baltimore Sun
Jan 26: Ann Costlow, founder, Sofi’s Crepes
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8PM – 12AM
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
Inspired by the sounds + stories of the subcontinent. Baltimore’s space of fellowship and exchange amongst the South Asian diaspora, celebrating the arts and collaborating across cultures. $8 ADV // $10 DOS – Free Food! 18+
Jacob Marley
Ami Dang
Confetti The First
Dj Amyrekha
Hosted by Aayesha Aijaz
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The Milestones and Co. at Ottobar
8PM – 12AM
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
The Milestones return to Ottobar for the first show of the New Year and are so excited to do so with Frederick, Maryland-friends Silent Old Mtns.,Cheshi, and DoubleMotorcycle!
Featuring: The MilestonesSilent Old Mtns.Cheshi, and DoubleMotorcycle.

Winter BASH
8PM – 12AM
2112 N Charles St, Baltimore
Are you just about fed up with winter but most definitely not over the party that comes with the holidays? Yea ? Us too. Come get down with the throw down happening at Reverb this year. TICKETS AT THE DOOR: $7 DOORS at 8pm
DJ’d By Peake Bay
The Backflip Yetis – 11:00pm
WARREN – 10:15pm
Vibesmen – 9:30pm
Nigel Frank – 8:45pm

808 Vol. 8
9PM – 2AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
808: The Sadboi Series (or just 808) is a show curated by the Station North Sadboi  on the first Fridays of every month, located at the Crown.
DJ sets by:
Genie Isabel (BAL)
Performances by:
Baby Kahlo (BAL)
$JAYY (New Jersey)
Heno (DMV)
Sanchez (BAL)
Host: OG SWOOZ (Bal)
Price: $5-10 This is a 21+ monthly event. 

Jazzffluenza Happy 2018 1st Friday Jazz at 13.5% Wine Bar
9PM – 12AM
13.5% Wine Bar
1117 W 36th St, Baltimore
First Friday Jazz by Jazzffluenza at 13.5% Wine Bar, Hampden’s hippest spot! Great food, great drinks, great service, and live jazz all night starting at 8:30. Can it get any better? Oh that’s right, no cover charge!

Mother’s Presents 2nd Annual Winter Jam w/ Cris Jacobs -Night 1
9PM – 1AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Mother’s presents the 2nd annual Winter Jam- Benefit for the U.S. Virgin Islands with Cris Jacobs and special guests! Friday Jan. 5 with Amy Helm! 3 sets each night, Duo with Cris + special guest, Cris Jacobs Band , Cris Jacobs Band + special guest. Pregame party at Mothers at 7 pm. Drink discounts with your ticket.
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Saturday, January 6

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. Thanks to instructor Jude Asher for leading this group!

Alexander’s Tavern Rock & Roll Brunch
10AM – 3PM
Alexander’s Tavern
710 S Broadway, Baltimore
Join us every Saturday in January for our Rock & Roll Brunch! Wear your favorite rock & Roll. Tshirt & ENJOY: $6 Red Bull Vodkas. $4 Vodka Bombs. $4 OMG Drafts. Purchase one, spin the “Rock & Roll wheel for cool stuff & giveaways! PLUS ALL REGULAR BRUNCH DRINK. SPECIALS AVAILABLE AS WELL!!!

For The Greater Goods Market
11AM – 4PM
R. House
301 W 29th St, Baltimore
A market to benefit a local cause and promote small businesses & artists. Occurs monthly, on the first Saturday of every month. 55 local vendors, ranging from hand-made clothing & jewelry, to fine art and ceramics! We are now accepting applications for vendors through January 2018. $10 Application fee, $40 booth fee, or $90 for a 3 month commitment. Grab some lunch at R. House and swing into the garage for a day of great local shopping. Each market features a rotating charitable cause. A portion of each booth fee is donated to them, and they receive a free booth at the market to chat with you about their work!

Weekend Walk-In: Beaded Beast
1PM – 4PM
American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Hwy, Baltimore
Join us for a hands-on, drop-in, art-making workshop once a month in the AVAM classroom! Our Education staff will help you explore new creative territory & make a project inspired by one of our beloved visionary artists. Supplies & boundless inspiration provided! In this drop-in workshop, make a mosaic cat or dog using AVAM’s plethora of beads, sequins and other teeny bling!

Binology 101: The Basics of Wine Tasting
2PM – 3:30PM
Bin 604
604 South Exeter Street, Baltimore
Bin 604 Wine Sellers hosts a series of in-depth tasting classes for the burgeoning wine enthusiast. Join our wine experts for an entertaining 90-minute class jam-packed with valuable information, in a small, group format setting. In our Basics of Wine Tasting class, we explore the typical characteristics of popular grape varietals. Learn the basic terminology and techniques of wine tasting and how to recognize the subtle and subjective flavors of wine. Tickets are $29.
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Opening Reception | Cut, Copy, Paste. It’s Not What You Think
7PM – 10PM
218 W. Saratoga St. 3rd Floor, Baltimore
Please join us for the opening reception of ‘Cut, Copy, Paste. It’s Not What You Think’ on Saturday, January 6, 2018 7-10PM for an exhibition of new works by Alex Ebstein (MD) and Leah Guadagnoli (NYC). Exhibition runs: January 6 – February 17, 2018
For the past three years, Alex Ebstein has been working with PVC yoga mats as her primary medium to create paintings and preliminary installation work. She is attracted to this material for its ability to act as a synthetic proxy for the body, its recognizability and providing a predetermined, readymade color palette. Personal narrative and social critique serve as the underlying motivations for her otherwise bold, abstract compositions. While they can be appreciated on a purely aesthetic level, they also convey a sardonic sense of humor. 

The Honey Dewdrops at An die Musik
7:30PM – 10:30PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Part of the Folkal Point Concert Series: This is one of the best listening rooms in Baltimore! Really limited (but comfy) seating, get your tickets early!
Virginia born, Baltimore based duo, The Honey Dewdrops, sing and play their own brand of ‘Tangled Country’- paying homage to the clarity of song over ornamentation. Deep rooted harmonies paired with acoustic guitars, clawhammer banjo and mandolin leave listeners with an evocative live performance that is described as “thrilling” and “gorgeous” by Sing Out! Magazine.
Tickets $12adv/$15dos/$10students
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BIG Improv & Stoop Storytelling present Will Hines
8PM – 10PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
The Baltimore Improv Group and The Stoop Storytelling Series present “Taking a Leap: Stories about doing before thinking, closing your eyes and jumping, and just generally trust-falling through life”, a benefit for Baltimore Improv Group, with special guest Will Hines of Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. A longtime performer and teacher at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Hines has appeared on the TV shows “Broad City,” “Brooklyn 99” and “Inside Amy Schumer” and played the character “Fat Professor” on CollegeHumor’s hit web series “Very Mary-Kate.” Hines is the author of “How to be the Greatest Improviser on Earth”
The event, a fundraiser for the Baltimore Improv Group, will also include stories by BIG and Ignite Baltimore Founder Mike SubelskyStoop Storytelling Series founder Laura Wexler and performers Patrick DavisHampton, Jordan LallySheila McMenamin, and Thomas Dotstry Dots Thomas. The evening will also feature music from Music from Jonathan Gilmore and the Experience.
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Mother’s Presents: 2nd Annual Winter Jam w/ Cris Jacobs- Night 2
8PM – 1AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Mother’s presents the 2nd annual Winter Jam- Benefit for the U.S. Virgin Islands with Cris Jacobs and special guests! Saturday Jan. 6 with Ivan Neville.
3 sets each night, Duo with Cris + special guest, Cris Jacobs Band + special guest.
Pregame party at Mothers 7 pm. Show your tix for drink discounts.
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Amazing Bill w/ Outcalls and Petunia at Metro Gallery
8PM – ?
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
Amazing Bill –
Outcalls –
Petunia (Philly) –
$10. Doors 8pm // 18+
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Lou Room Live & Saturday Anightilation
8PM – 10:30PM
Zissimos Bar
1023 W 36th St, Baltimore
Acts: Dog-Collar Comedy Troupe, Silversmith, Aaron Fishbein. Host: Alexa Sciuto
What’s got our hearts beating so fast? It’s Lou Room Live, the night of the month we just can’t wait for! Get pumped for a serious party, packed with acts to satisfy your need for an adrenaline rush. Come get your swerve on with host Alexa Sciuto, then we’ll get sweaty on the floor with Seattle comic Aaron Fishbein. Then chill out with a Monoscene from CCCP house team Silversmith before we wind down the hour with UMBC troupe Dog-Collar Comedy Troupe! Then grab some drinks and stick around for an hour of improv/sketch house team Championship Arm Wrestling at 9:30 PM! $5 cash at the door, or buy them online up until 7:30 PM the day of the show. This show is presented upstairs at Zissimos Bar by Charm City Comedy Project.
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Sheer Terror
8PM – 1AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Sheer Terror
Unruly Boys
Wake Up Cold
Colin of Arabia
presales $22 (fees included) $25 day of show
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Girlfriend In A Coma Farewell Weekend – The End!
8PM – 12AM
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
This will be our final show…it WILL sell out! DON’T GET LEFT OUT!!!

Vague Saturday featuring Trenton Chase
10PM – 2AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Every 1st saturday a free party in the blue room w/ graham hatke & bwo of 4hof & vo playing…ACID, BOOGIE, DISCO, EBM, ELECTRO, HOUSE, ITALO, SYNTHPOP, TECHNO, WAVE …on vinyl all night long. Guest headliner this month is Trenton Chase from London–1/2 of Manie Sans Délire and co-owner of June Records.

Sunday, January 7

Yoga & Whiskey
10AM – 11:30AM
Sagamore Spirit
301 E Cromwell St, Baltimore
Grab your yoga mat and join us at the distillery every Sunday in January. Start with a tour of the distillery and then head to the processing room, where you will begin your yoga practice with a local instructor from CorePower Yoga. Unwind and prepare yourself for the day ahead with the sweet and spicy aromas of our RYE whiskey. Following the class, each participant will receive a sample of our signature product, along with some local snacks and juices. Each class has a maximum of 20 people so click on the link and sign up today.
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Gingerbread Lane Pick Up Day
11AM – 5PM
Maryland Science Center
601 Light St, Baltimore
Gingerbread Lane will only be here until the end of the holiday season. Here’s your chance to own a piece of gingerbread real estate. On Sunday, January 7 we’re giving away every single building on a first come, first served basis beginning at 11:00am. Come early for best selection. Houses are free with admission, and completely free for members. Bring a box or bag to carry your very own hand-crafted building home in, while supplies last!

Super Sunday
12PM – 5PM
Port Discovery Children’s Museum
35 Market Pl, Baltimore
Enjoy a great day of play and learning with family and friends! Take part in drop-in programs including Circle Time, Mother Goose on the Loose(R), Jingle Jangle Music Time, Art a la Cart and more! Plus, enjoy three floors of interactive, hands-on exhibits designed for children to explore. Also enjoy Nickelodeon’s Dora & Diego – Let’s Explore! exhibit, at Port Discovery through February 19, 2018.

2X2 – a Double BILL with Ann Porcella & Bill Schmidt
3PM – 5PM
The Four Hour Day Lutherie
4305 Harford Rd, Baltimore
It’s an afternoon of old time songs, tunes and dance as these 2 power house duets and old friends team up and raise a ruckus on banjo, fiddle, harmonica, guitar, Hawaiian guitar, and banjo uke, with clogging to boot! $10-$15 donation suggested; children < 12 free. All are welcome!
ANN PORCELLA & BILL SCHMIDT: Ann’s musical taste gravitates toward the gospel music she learned at home in Iowa, growing up in a large music family and being the daughter of a preacher. Her deep, powerhouse voice adapts well to many different traditional styles. Bill is a solid fiddle, banjo, and guitar player steeped in Appalachian old-time and blues traditions.
MOONSHINE HOLLER (Paula Bradley and Bill Dillof): A two-person musicfestival that captures the essence of American southern roots music on fiddle, banjo, guitar, Hawaiian guitar, harmonica and ukulele, the duet has performed at festivals, concerts and music camps across the country.  SOMETIMES ROWDY, SOMETIMES REVERENT, ALWAYS A RUCKUS!
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Sunday Metal At The Depot
3PM – 8PM
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
Metal Sunday at The Depot. Five bands for 5 bucks.
Infernal Lust
EastDear Park
Doomsday Mavericks
Visceral Violation

Paint Your Pet’s Portrait
4PM – 7PM
The Chasseur
3328 Foster Ave, Baltimore
Date With Paint is Baltimore’s favorite Painting Events Venue where pet lovers come together to paint portraits of their beloved animal companions! While enjoying the fun and inviting atmosphere of The Chasseur, you’ll be guided by our super talented artists on a fabulous adventure to create a one-of-a-kind painting masterpiece of your pet. All materials will be provided to include a sketched template of your pet; no experience needed!! YOU MUST SUBMIT A PHOTO OF YOUR PET AS SOON AS YOU REGISTER. The photos needs to be of head and shoulder only; high/resolution/quality. Email your photo to ANIA@DATEWITHPAINT.COM
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Methodology: DJ / Live Music event
6PM – 11PM
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
1 hour of live audio / music & 4 hours of Goth / Industrial, no cover

The Strange Ones with Lauren Wolkstein & Christopher Radcliff!
7:15PM – 9:15PM
The SNF Parkway / Maryland Film Festival
5 West North Avenue, Baltimore
JOHN WATERS names THE STRANGE ONES one of the Top 10 Films of 2017! THE STRANGE ONES opens at the Parkway Friday, January 5; join us the evening of Sunday, January 7 for a special screening with directors Lauren Wolkstein and Christopher Radcliff! The Strange Ones is a revelatory feature that more than confirms the rich talent and strong cinematic voices on display in Lauren Wolkstein and Christopher Radcliff’s short films. As The Strange Ones unfolds we meet two travelers, who we and all those they encounter presume to be brothers. But as their backstory begins to crumble and their present is rocked by suspicions and violence, we begin to re-examine everything we think we know about this strange duo.


– Lindsey

2 thoughts on “Things to do in Baltimore this week 1/1/18

  1. ftt9282 says:

    Love your weekly lists! I moved to Baltimore in May and I don’t think I would have had a quarter of the amount of fun without your help.


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