Things to do in Baltimore this week 12/10/18

My week is busy with Christmas preparation. I’m a little behind on my shopping list. On Thursday I’m attending a private dinner at Puerto 511 and it’s going to be AMAZING. I’ll be sure to share food photos. On Friday I’m throwing my company party, wish me luck! On Saturday I’m hitting up the 6th Annual Art Market to hopefully check some names off my shopping list. That evening I’m seeing The Rocky Horror Show – Live! at Baltimore Theatre Project. What could be more fun than a Christmas themed Rocky Horror? On Sunday I’m going to the Greater Goods Market: Holiday Edition at R. House to eat some tasty food and finish up my shopping. I love surprising my friends and family with Baltimore local gifts. That evening I’m super excited to attend the GalPal Holiday Party. Can’t wait to see all the ladies out in their holiday best!

Monday, December 10

National Lager Day
11AM – 12AM
The Brass Tap at The Fitzgerald
1205 West Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore
The Tap is celebrating National Lager Day! Thanks to the Germans who brought us lagering (German for “to store”), these brews are clean, crisp, and easy to drink! We’re offering all lagers – draught and package – for $5 all day!

Miracle on 34th Street / Hampden Lights
Nov 24-Jan 1, 6PM – 11PM
700 West 34th Street, Baltimore
Welcome to Hampden Maryland Miracle on 34th Street! Now in our 72nd year! The lights will be on from around 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm every night except Dec 24th and Dec 31st when they stay on all night.

Old Major Game Night
6PM – 11PM
Old Major
900 S. Carey St, Baltimore
Every Monday is Game Night at Old Major! Play one of our many games or bring your own. Our collection includes Monopoly, Apples to Apples, Connect Four, Joking Hazard, Trivial Pursuit, Jenga and many more! Bring friends or come solo. Food and drink specials run all night!

Pickin’ Party
6:30PM – 9PM
Checkerspot Brewing Company
1399 S. Sharp St., Baltimore
Let’s get this Pickin Party started! Every Monday at Checkerspot, bring your instrument and join in the hootenanny. Each musician will get a free pint. Kicking it off 12/10 and then again 12/17.

Distillers Dinner with Sagamore Spirit
6:30PM – 9:30PM
Ryleigh’s Oyster Federal Hill
36 E Cross St, Baltimore
Get into the Christmas Spirit by honoring our local Spirit! You’ll learn about the famed history of Rye Whiskey in Maryland and enjoy a delectable meal prepared by Chef George Gregokoras. Five courses paired with five of Sagamores award-winning whiskies: the signature 83 (opening cocktail and canape) the Cask, Port, DO and Ryleigh’s Oyster very own Barrel Select Straight – each paired with a delicioiusly matched Chefs plate. Seating is limited, reserve yours today! Tickets are available in-house or email scotti@ryleighs.com to reserve yours. Pricing is $55 per guest ($45 for 1909 Society Members)

$100 Girlfriend/Sonic Spell/Ellisa Sun (San Francisco)
7PM – 10PM
The Undercroft
2629 Huntingdon Ave, Baltimore
Join us for a night of soul, gloom pop, sexiness and hip hoppy times!

Teavolve’s Open Mic w Greg Klyma
7PM – 10PM
Teavolve Cafe & Lounge
1401 Aliceanna St, Baltimore
The Teavolve Open Mic signup from 6-7, performances from 7-10pm – “family friendly”, 2 pieces / 10 minutes whichever’s shorter, no amps, drumkits or pre-recorded material. Every week we’re joined by a special featured artist in the middle of the night – and though the admission’s free, we hope you’ll bring something for their tip jar! December 10th is hosted by rob Hinkal of ilyAIMY. and we’ll be joined by a very special guest from Massachusetts – featured artist Greg Klyma! “Road-tested troubadour. Relentless songwriter. Greg Klyma is keeping the American folk tradition alive with his enduring themes, articulate and amusing stories, and populist ideals. He rolls in off the road, pulls out a guitar, and proceeds to take us back to the basics: family, love, gratitude, and laughter.”

Impropourri: Bring Your Own Troupe Show!
7:30PM – 9PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
FREE SHOW. Almost every Monday 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!

Charm City Trivia
8PM – 10PM
Smaltimore- Burgers, Sushi and Craft Beer
2522 Fait Ave, Baltimore
Come out and join us every Monday night from 8-10 for trivia hosted by Charm City Trivia. We have great specials including all night happy hour and two for one select sushi rolls until 7. First, second, and third place gift cards for winning teams and on the first Monday of each month a representative from a local brewery will be in attendance.

Trivia Mondays
8PM – 10PM
Delia Foley’s
1439 S Charles St, Baltimore
Come out and join us every Monday night from 8-10 for trivia hosted by Charm City Trivia. We have great specials including $4 Deep Eddy drinks, $2 off Reuben’s and recently added features from New Belgium brewery! First, second, and third place gift cards for winning teams each night and shot giveaways to winning teams each round.

The Session Hosted By Clarence Ward III
8:30PM – ?
Terra Cafe Bmore
101 E 25th St, Baltimore
This event is a weekly Jazz Jam Session created and hosted by Baltimore’s own Saxophonist and Trumpeter Clarence Ward III. Each and every week some of finest musicians from Baltimore, Dc, Va and as far as Ny come to partake in this weekly Gathering of musical expression. There is NO cover and all you have to do is tip the band. There is NO OTHER PLACE in this town offering such a high level of music for free.

Monday Night Karaoke with Troy
9PM – 2AM
Grand Central Nightclub
1001 N Charles St, Baltimore
Come sing your heart out with Troy every Monday and enjoy a nice martini.

Tuesday, December 11

Orin Swift Wine Tasting At V-NO Fells Point
6PM – 8PM
V-NO Wine Bar and Shop
905 South Ann Street, Baltimore
An ambassador for Orin Swift Wines will be at V-NO providing tastings of most of their wines including, but not limited to: Machete, 8 years in the Desert, Palermo, Blank Stare, Abstract and Mannequin . All ticket holders will get to taste all wines and get $10 off the first Orin Swift bottle purchased at the event (bottle purchase is not required). ONLY 35 tickets available; while tickets last.
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Jingle Bell Bingo
6PM – 9PM
One World Cafe
100 West University Parkway, Baltimore
Time to get your JINGLE on and be Merry with us and play BINGO. All games are free, There will be discounted MARGARITAS, QUESADILLAS and BURRITO’S. Come in grab your card and play. Prizes with be given out. A special round will be played for Christmas.

Network After Work Baltimore at Leinenkugel’s Beer Garden
6PM – 9PM
Leinenkugel’s Beer Garden
34 Market Pl, Baltimore
Network After Work invites you to an evening out with other local business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, and career-minded professionals on Tuesday, December 11th at Leinenkugel’s Beer Garden. Hosted by America’s leader in networking mixer events, enjoy introductions and conversations after work weekday in a casual environment ideal for networking Featuring over 30 specialty draft brews and a beer garden with lawn games and an outdoor fireplace. It’s a great chance to get out of your office (home or otherwise), step away from the computer, put your phone down, and meet new people who are eager to exchange ideas, make connections, explore partnerships, find employees, get to know you, or just shoot the breeze about movies and sports.
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Wound Up Trivia at Home
6:30PM – 9PM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
Where do we want to be in winter? At home, of course. But we can’t just stay home for 3 months. Come enjoy trivia about houses and homes with your friends in a comfortable, dimly lit room. This month’s bribes benefit the Station North Tool Library, which helps people maintain and improve their homes through tool lending and education! Trivia is free to play and you might actually win something! Bring 1-5 friends or be fun loner. Be prepared for some crafts, low-level interactiveness, and jokes we think are funny.

Airplant Decor Workshop with Ore & Wool
6:30PM – 8PM
B.Willow\
220 West 27th, Baltimore
Create a beautifully lush, modern wallhanging for your air plant to reside in. You will learn, step by step, how to make a wallhanging that can hold a small/medium size air plant from a gold plated hoop and merino wool with Tarah from Ore + Wool. All attendees will also receive a free Ore + Wool gift, and 15% off all B. Willow airplants during the workshop. This workshop is BYOB!
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The Fade Podcast Presents: Trivia Night and Movie Exchange
6:30PM – 8PM
Mount Vernon Marketplace
520 Park Ave, Baltimore
It’s trivia night with The Fade Podcast! Come by and grab a bite, then test your skills with your friends as you answer tricky trivia on TV, film, pop culture and much more. Stick around for a special Christmas movie exchange!

The Stoop Ha-Ha-Holiday Show: A Smörgåsbord of Seasonal Tales
7PM – 10PM
The Senator Theatre
5904 York Rd, Baltimore
It’s a gut-busting buffet of holiday tales — featuring the good, the bad, and the ugly!
Stories from: Sheila McMenaminDanny Zawodny, Charisse Knight, Justine Barron, Kerry DeVilbiss-Johnson, and Paula She-Her Willey. 7 p.m. Cocktails and Live Music from Tongue in Cheek Jazz Band, 8 p.m. Show.
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Holiday Punch Class
7PM – 8:30PM
The Ready Room Cocktail Bar
200 S Janney St, Baltimore
Just in time for the holidays, Steve Lamb, the Bar Director and award winning menu lead for The Ready Room Cocktail Bar is hosting a small class on how to make a great holiday punch- for your home enjoyment or to bring with you to your next party! To keep things intimate and fun, we’re limiting the class to 10 tickets, broken into five two-person tables. Great for a date or to hang out with a friend- or come by yourself and make new friends! Participants will enjoy a welcome cocktail, a tour of the Old Line distillery, a discussion on the history of punches, and an interactive lesson on making punches in which each table will assist in making a punch for the group. Everyone will be able to bring home a sample of the punch and a recipe card! Light snacks will be available. Tickets are $50 per person and will go quickly! Email info@oldlinespirits.com with questions.
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DK Christmas Movie Night – “Die Hard”
7PM – 10PM
Don’t Know Tavern
1453 Light St, Baltimore
Hell yes, Die Hard is a Christmas Movie! Come grab a hot toddy for Toddy Tuesdays and enjoy our second of three holiday movie nights, featuring Bruce Willis in the holiday classic, “Die Hard!”

Rodney Strong Winemaker Dinner feat. Justin Seidenfeld
7PM – 10PM
Gunther & Co.
3650 Toone St, Baltimore
Last year, Rodney Strong Winery’s winemaker, Justin Seidenfeld, was named by Wine Enthusiast Magazine as one of the Top 40 under 40 Tastemakers of 2017. Join us, and Justin on December 11th, at Gunther and Co. for a five-course meal, expertly paired with the wines of Rodney Strong by Chef Jerry Trice. It will surely be a night to remember. $99 per person (tax and gratuity included)
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Beer School
7PM – 9PM
World of Beer (Baltimore, MD)
1724 Whetstone Way, Baltimore
Come learn all about beer from Certified Cicerone Tim! Class is free with the option of purchasing a flight of beer to pair with the lecture.

Tuesday Night Trivia!
7PM – 9:30PM
Wicked Sisters
3845 Falls Road, Baltimore
You asked and we listened! We are VERY EXCITED to announce that starting from Tuesday, July 3rd, Tuesday Night Trivia will have a new home for our weekly game. Please consider joining us upstairs at Wicked Sisters on Falls Road in Hampden. It’ll be the same game format, style of questions, and host as always, but we’ll be starting at the slightly earlier time of 7:00pm.

Turn Up Tuesday w/ DJ Marzo
7PM – 12AM
Motor House
120 W North Ave, Baltimore
Join DJ Marzo as he spins during Turn Up Tuesdays this month, with 2 for 1 drinks specials in Showroom at Motor House from 7pm until the party winds down.

Stranger Things – Power Hour Trivia
7:30PM – 8:30PM
Wayward Smokehouse
1117 S Charles St, Baltimore
Join us for Trivia and a Live Show with Ravens #41 Anthony Levine Sr.! Power Hour Trivia presents: Stranger Things! $30 includes choice appetizer, beer and Crown Royal shot flight for all guests. Winning teams receive restaurant gift cards and a signed football item! Begins 7:30pm, following the live radio show with #41 Anthony Levine Sr. and teammates on 98 Rock Baltimore, hosted by Kirk McEwen and Marianne Sierk!
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Harold Night at BIG
7:30PM – 8:30PM
Every Tuesday night, check out BIG house performers as they rock the classic long-form improv format known as The Harold. Three of BIG’s six Conservatory teams will take the stage every week to blow. your. ever-loving. minds. All BIG Shows are FREE! But please reserve so we know you’re coming!

Backbar Movies | Gremlins (1984)
8PM – 10PM
Paulie Gee’s Backbar
3537 Chestnut Avenue, Baltimore
Twofer Drink Specials & Food Specials From 5pm to Close. Movie night specials available in back bar only.

Unregistered Nurse & Metro Gallery present: Priests w Empath
8PM – ?
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
Unregistered Nurse Booking & Metro Gallery present Priests with Empath. $15.00
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Ether, Emerge A Tyrant, Path To War + MORE
8PM – 12AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Featuring: Ether (Florida Century Media), Emerge A Tyrant (Baltimore Metal/Tech Death), Path to War (Baltimore Death Metal/Thrash), Wretched Spawn (Baltimore Death Metal), and Ninth Realm (Maryland Instrumental Metal/Doom).

Tuesday Movie – Chuck Norris Double Feature
8PM – 11PM
De Kleine Duivel
3602 Hickory Ave, Baltimore
Invasion USA / Silent Rage. Ridiculous and over the top, Chuck Norris delivers everything you’d expect in these two classic films from the 80s.

Extra Credit: An Improv JAM!
9PM – 10PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
BIG presents a free Tuesday night Improv Jam! The jam is geared towards improv students of any level getting some extra (credit) stage time! No need to sign up in advance, just swing by The BIG Theater. We’ll welcome you! Then stick around for the regularly scheduled Conservatory show!

Wednesday, December 12

Tastings at Christmas Village
Wed & Fri, 4PM – 7PM
West Shore Park – Inner Harbor
501 Light Street, Baltimore
Need to wind down during the stressful Holiday season? Get your tickets now for one of our Wine Tastings with Boordy Vineyards or one of our German Beer Tastings with Hofbräu München!
The Wine Tasting events in cooperation with Maryland Winery, Boordy Vineyards, will be held every Wednesday from 4:00pm – 7:00pm in 2018! Get a ticket and enjoy a classy evening with fine wines and cheese. As a memento you get a take-home Boordy Vineyard wine glass, a ticket for a tasting tour at the vineyard and a season pass for the Christmas Village to come back and stroll the market for free as often as you want to.
The Beer Tasting events in cooperation with Hofbräu München Brewery, will be held every Friday from 4:00pm – 7:00pm in 2018 at Christmas Village! Get a ticket and enjoy exclusive food and discounts along with your delicious beer. As a memento you get a take-home Hofbräu München beer mug, coupons, and a season pass for the Christmas Village 2018 to come back and stroll the market for free as often as you want to.

Weekly Open Studio at Local Color Flowers!
4:30PM – 8PM
Local Color Flowers
3100 Brentwood ave, Baltimore
Drumroll please! By popular demand…Open Studio will now be offered EVERY Wednesday night starting May 2nd from 4:30-8PM!!! What!? For those of you who have not yet been to Open Studio, the model is simple. Come by during the open hours. Choose from loads of amazing locally grown flowers, make something in your own vase or choose one of ours. Pay for what you make. No need to RSVP, just come on by! Bring friends (adults only please), canned Rose and snacks. Enjoy a night relaxing and getting creative with flowers. Make it your weekly routine!

Menu Dègustation
5PM – 9PM
Chez Hugo Bistro
206 E. Redwood St., Baltimore
Every Wednesday and Thursday Chez Hugo will offer its “Menu Dègustation”. This tasting menu will be $85 per person and $10 will go towards youth education in Baltimore (more details to come). At the end of 2019, we will host a final event to celebrate the support generated by our diners towards this important cause. Please call or email the restaurant to reserve this experience, as there are a limited number of special menus available each night. (443)-438-3002  bonjour@chezhugobistro.com

Cookies & Cocktails
6PM – 9PM
Harbor East
650 S. Exeter Street, Baltimore
A delicious cookie (and cocktails!) quest through Harbor East. Still looking for that perfect gift? Enjoy the sounds of the season, sweet treats and warm drinks while shopping the best of Baltimore. Participating neighborhood shops will each feature a unique bite-sized holiday confection. $10 reserves your spot on the “tour” and includes one cookie at each shop, a signature Cookies & Cocktails ornament, and free parking for the evening. Plus enjoy complimentary photos with Santa Claus, music and festive cocktail bars! Limited on-site tickets are available. Proceeds to benefit Helping Up Mission Women’s & Children’s Program/ Inspiring Hope Campaign.
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Holiday Karaoke & Ugly Sweater Contest!
6PM – 9PM
Mount Vernon Marketplace
520 Park Ave, Baltimore
It’s that time again! Come sing, party, and celebrate the HOLIDAY LOVE! We’ll be hosting an Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest! Wear your ugliest, zaniest, most quirkily festive holiday get up for a chance to win some fun prizes!

Donuts After Dark: December Edition
6PM – ?
Donut Alliance
4311 Harford Rd, Baltimore
Join us for our December donuts after dark!

Kokedama Building Workshop
6:30PM – 8PM
B.Willow
220 West 27th, Baltimore
Kokedamas, aka “moss balls” are a Japanese style of planting, using moss and specialized soil wrapped around the roots of a plant. These can be hung or set on a dish, creating a beautiful & natural looking way to grow your plants! Each participant will choose their own plant, and learn how to create a kokedama to hang or sit on a surface. $40 ticket includes all supplies. Attendees will also receive 15% off plants in the shop. For beverages during the workshop, feel free to BYOB!
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Cooking Class: Feast of the Seven Fishes
6:30PM – 9:30PM
Cosima
3000 Falls Rd, Baltimore
Join us for a unique culinary experience. An evening of authentic Sicilian dishes demonstrated by Cosima’s Executive Chef (and granddaughter) Donna Crivello. Dishes will be seasonally timed and matched with regional wines. Each dinner class is about 2 1/2 hours.
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Gingerbread Haus Competition!
6:30PM – 10PM
Das Bier Haus
1542 Light St, Baltimore
Our annual gingerbread haus design competition is back! Get in the holiday spirit and create your very own gingerbread haus with the Das Bier crew. Kids welcome to decorate starting at 6:30pm. Adult competition begins at 8pm. $15 Kids Haus $20 Adult Haus & .5L $30 Adult Haus & All You Can Drink Domestics & Rails. Competition aspect is adult-only. Prizes and holiday glory for the winners!

The Night Brunch at B&O American Brasserie in The Hotel Monaco
7PM – 10PM
B&O American Brasserie
2 North Charles Street, Baltimore
We are bringing the 2018 season to a close in style at the B&O American Brasserie in the Hotel Monaco at 2 N. Charles St. on Wed Dec 12th from 6pm to 10pm. This has been an amazing year for The Night Brunch and the first as a brand. So, we partnered with Makers Mark to create a special experience to bring in the holiday season. No details, it’s a surprise! Get your tickets today for you and your friends and let’s celebrate the holiday season together. DJ Impulse is providing us with the vibes as usual. I wouldn’t say there is a dress code, but I would come fly casual. It is the season finale after all. Brought to you by Makers Mark and Flying Dog Brewery.
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Bottle Your Own Night
7PM – 9PM
Old Line Spirits
200 S Janney St, Baltimore
Old Line Spirits is launching Bottle Your Own nights Wednesdays from 7 to 9 pm. Participants will get to fill, cap, label, and sign their very own bottle (or gift bottle) for purchase. The party starts at 7:00 pm and will go till 9:00. Every Wednesday will be a different spirit!

The BIG Lab: Harold, The Musical!
7:30PM – 8:30PM
Baltimore Improv Group\
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Come see the classic Harold improv format performed as a musical with big opening and closing numbers, scenes and songs, and musical group games! All music and scenes are made up on the spot.

Adult Gingerbread House Making Contest
7:30PM – 10PM
The Abbey Burger Bistro
811 S Broadway, Baltimore
It’s that time of the year and who doesn’t love adult beverages and gingerbread houses! $28 includes your gingerbread house kit and your first festive cocktail, draft beer or glass of wine. Please register in advance this event is limited to 40 people. The contest will be judged after everyone is complete and the top placing winners will receive prizes!
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A Christmas Carol – with a Baltimore twist!
Dec 5-23, W-Sun, Various Times
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
7 South Calvert Street, Baltimore
Ebenezer Scrooge lives in Victorian Baltimore in our one-of-a-kind adaptation of the classic Christmas ghost story. A delight for all ages, “A Christmas Carol” (with a Baltimore twist) celebrates local history and Chesapeake charm while staying true to the traditional tale. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet-to-Come send Scrooge off on a journey of redemption and put us all in the holiday spirit. Baltimore’s favorite holiday classic is in its fifth year. Written by Ian Gallanar, adapted from Charles Dickens, and directed by Gerrad Alex Taylor, “A Christmas Carol” is family-friendly, open to the general public, and appropriate for all ages. Our theatre has a playroom, where families may go if a small child feels wiggly or needs a short break. At the end of the play, the actors come out to meet the audience for taking selfies.
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Trivia Night!
8PM – 10PM
Red Star Bar Grill
9 E 33rd St, Baltimore
Come join us for Trivia Night hosted by AMACulate Entertainment. Drink specials for players in addition to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes! $8 over 21 / $10 under 21

Drip-Fed (TX), Ten Million Spiders, Yume at Sidebar
8PM – 1AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
DRIP-FED on tour from Texas, members of Portrayal of Guilt! with locals: TEN MILLION SPIDERS and YUME.

Michael Stasis, hellp, REPO FAM at the Crown
8PM – 11PM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Featuring: Michael Stasishellp, and REPO FAM. $7

Smash Ultimate Tournament (Free)
8PM – 2AM
HiScore – The Happy Hour For Gamers
1400 Warner St, Baltimore
Join us every Wednesday night for a happy hour like no other in Baltimore! One for…GAMERS! Come experience everything we have to offer for FREE! This space features a front party area with giant projector screens, Drinking and board games, Acrade Cabinets, Bartop Consoles, DJs, full kitchen and bar! The back room is loaded with PLasma TVs and consoles from retro to brand new! We also have a giant projector screen where we feature new games and movies on certain nights! For our 69th edition of HiScore, We will be hosting our very first SMASH ULTIMATE TOURNAMENT!!! Come experience HiScore history and play alongside the greats in this head to head competition!

Mihali at The 8×10
8PM – 12:30AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Mihali Savoulidis is the lead singer and guitarist for Vermont rock quartet, Twiddle. Barely 30 years old, the Jersey native has already drawn crowds at such notable rock shrines as Red Rocks, The Capitol Theatre and Bonnaroo. Twiddle’s fan base is growing rapidly, and Mihali’s signature vocals and guitar work are more than partly responsible for this undeniable momentum.
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Boozy Bingo!
8PM – 10PM
The Charles Baltimore
1110 South Charles Street, Baltimore
Wednesday nights are about to get BOOZY in Fed Hill! Hosted by our Bingo babe, Lauren, come out Wednesday night for FREE Bingo with $4 drink specials from 8-close! Get here early to get a seat and take advantage of Happy Hour food specials! Balls Drop at 8pm sharp! Awesome prizes for winners!

Salsa y Bachata Wednesdays
8PM – 12AM
Sangria Patio Bar
930 North Charles Street, Baltimore
From Baltimore’s premier annual social dance event – the Baltimore Congress, and Baltimore’s fabulous Latin Dance Company Sentimento, we bring you a weekly night of dance lessons, and social dancing. Situated right in the heart of Mr Vernon, right down the street from the Washington Monument is where it all goes down with tasty food, refreshing beverages. invigorating music, and alluring dances. Dance Lessons with Raj More $5 per class // 8:00 PM Bachata // 8:45 PM Salsa. Dance with DJ Raj starting 9:30.

Thursday, December 13

Annual Poinsettia Display – Holiday Sweets & Treats
Dec 1-30, W-Sun, 11AM – 4PM
Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
3100 Swann Dr, Baltimore
Holiday Poinsettia Display This year’s show will feature many of your favorite poinsettias from years past, as well as some exciting new cultivars, in a setting that celebrates sweets, treats, and the holiday season! And, YES, we will have many varieties of poinsettias available for sale! Visit early and often for the best selections. Our gift shop is also well-stocked with books, cards, and house plants.

Menu Dègustation
5PM – 9PM
Chez Hugo Bistro
206 E. Redwood St., Baltimore
Every Wednesday and Thursday Chez Hugo will offer its “Menu Dègustation”. This tasting menu will be $85 per person and $10 will go towards youth education in Baltimore (more details to come). At the end of 2019, we will host a final event to celebrate the support generated by our diners towards this important cause. Please call or email the restaurant to reserve this experience, as there are a limited number of special menus available each night. (443)-438-3002 –bonjour@chezhugobistro.com

Tasting Things – Cookies & Amaro
5PM – 10PM
13.5% Wine Bar
1117 W 36th St, Baltimore
Each month, we bring you a special menu of things to taste! This month, we chose our favorite amaros to pair with our favorite December treat, cookies! There is no cover or tickets for Tasting Things. Just come in, be yourself, and experience a pairing event like no other. Tasting Things A Monthly Food & Beverage Pairing Event. The 13th of each month, starting at 5pm until sell out.

Troegs and Dunkin’ Munchkin Pairing
5PM – 8PM
World of Beer (Baltimore, MD)
1724 Whetstone Way, Baltimore
On December 13th starting at 5pm we’re taking beer pairing to a whole new level when we pair Tröegs Independent Brewing with Dunkin’ Munchkins! Troegs and Dunkin’ here in McHenry Row have joined forces with us to come up with some amazing pairings all while we raise money for Special Olympics Maryland to help us hit our $10,000 goal by the end of the year! We will be giving a free Dunkin’ Munchkin to pair with a Troegs beer. While you sip and snack away, make a donation to Special Olympics Maryland and receive some raffle tickets for our mega prize package including Dunkin’ Donuts and Troegs swag along with a 3 liter bottle of Mad Elf autographed by the Founders of Troegs!

Thurs Board Games Nite + Token Terrors Takeover!
5:30PM – 9:30PM
 Land Beyond
1825 N. Charles Street, Baltimore
Starting this Thursday! TOKEN TERRORS takes over NLB each thursday! Come try out this upcoming, quick play game from Baltimore creators! Snacks and sodas and coffee available! And, of course, the normal thursday board gaming is encouraged: You can always play board games at NLB but Thursdays are specially dedicated to board games, roleplaying games and other tabletop fun! Come in and play a game from our games library, bring your own game, or buy one from our shop! We also have a room available for Storytellers to run RPG campaigns, or if you are a local game creator looking to playtest a game at NLB – get in touch!

Dungeons & Dragons!
6PM – 9PM
Canton Games
2101 Essex St, Baltimore
Interested in learning Dungeons and Dragons? This is your time! We want players of all skill levels. If you’ve never touched a D20 before, that’s totally fine. We can teach you the rules, give you a character and show you why the game is so much fun! If you’re a more experienced player, come bring your own character and join in anytime. The campaigns are set up so that players can jump in and out from week to week, so it’s not vital that you attend every single week. Entry fee is $5, but you’ll have a blast.

Flight of Fancy
6PM – 8PM
Bin 604
604 South Exeter Street, Baltimore
We will be pouring a top-shelf flight of high-quality wines to prove that you really do get what you pay for. This is your chance to try that special bottle you’ve been eyeing for your next celebration, to sneak peek a few gems before you restock your cellar, or just finally be able to say, “Yeah, I had that.” Tickets are $35 with a $10 credit toward featured wines.
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Creatives Behind The Bmore Creatives Gallery Opening
6PM – 9PM
Dooby’s
802 N Charles St, Baltimore
Remember our Mount Vernon Wall at Dooby’s which features photos from thebmorecreatives feed IRL? Welp, it’s time for a revamp! This round we’ll be featuring YOU, the creatives behind The Bmore Creatives, with our first user submitted portrait series. We’ll be highlighting your favorite local Baltimore creatives, makers, and get sh*t done-ers. How do you get involved? We’re asking you to tag #creativesbehindTBC on your posts on Instagram of the Baltimore creative whose story inspires you and who makes this city brighter. “I wanna share my story. Can I tag a photo of myself?” Hell yeah you can! Our goal is to bridge the gap between social media and our big bad beautiful city by sharing the stories behind the folks who call Baltimore home. Submissions will be open until 11/28 and the unveiling of the new wall will be on Thursday, 12/13.

An Ever Green Evening
6PM – 8PM
Evergreen Museum & Library
4545 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Evergreen Museum & Library’s annual holiday party features creatively themed seasonal decorations, special displays of collection objects, and live music. Festive fare will be served, a festooned period sleigh will serve as the perfect backdrop for your own photographic memories, and the museum shop will be filled with unique gift ideas and fresh greens harvested from Evergreen’s extensive grounds.
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Thank Yule For Being A Friend: Baltimore!
6PM – 9PM
Germano’s Piattini and Cabaret at Germano’s
300 S High St, Baltimore
Picture it: Christmas, 2018, Baltimore, MD. Sophia has run off with Santa Claus…leaving Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose on an epic search to find her! Through a series of holiday flashbacks, this golden trio finds themselves singing and dancing their way through your favorite girls’ most festive moments. The Golden Gays NYC drag trio burst onto the scene in the summer of 2017. First at RuPaul’s DragCon, then at the famed Rue-La-Rue Cafe in Washington Heights, New York. Since then, they have performed sold-out engagements Off-Broadway at Theatre Row, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Duplex, and Broadway Comedy Club and have garnered a loyal and loving fan base. Pals and confidants, do not miss out on this special Christmas event and what could possibly be your chance to make your stage debut with the queens! Featuring special local guest stars and maybe even YOU as TokenSophia! Doors open for dinner at 6:00pm and show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 General Admission and $35 VIP.
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3rd Annual Christmas in Mexico
6:30PM – 8:30PM
The Charmery (Hampden)
801 W 36th St, Baltimore
For the third year in a row, we welcome back Chef Carlos Raba to The Charmery in Hampden to help spread that Feliz Navidad spirit. Along with our Master Creamer David, they are creating Adornos de Navidad or Christmas ornaments – a unique twist on fried ice cream. From 6:30pm to 8:30pm they will be creating these magical creations. A portion of the proceeds for this event will go to Chef Carlos’ charity of choice: Guardian Gym. Promoting positive change and wellness for children through the martial arts. Carlos Raba is a active JiuJitsu competitor. He aspires one day to create a similar non-profit for inner city kids here in Baltimore.

Holiday Style Cake & Whiskey Hobnob w/a Surprise Special Guest!
6:30PM – 8:30PM
The Winslow
333 West Ostend Street Baltimore
Join Alpha Graphics, Inc.STEPHANIE BRADSHAW and the SB Team for December’s Holiday Style Cake & Whiskey Hobnob! This time, we’re thrilled to be partnering with The Winslow & Copper Kitchen for the event! Not only that, but we are BEYOND excited to have a surprise special guest (one you definitely won’t want to miss) joining us for this amazing event. Baltimore hobnobs are intimate gatherings of WOMEN IN BUSINESS with the purpose of meeting new people, creating relationships, and enjoying cake and a cocktail (or two)!
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Marbled Stationary Workshop with Kelly Laughlin
6:30PM – 8PM
B.Willow
220 West 27th, Baltimore
Join Kelly Laughlin of Odette Press for a night of paper marbling! Learn water-based marbling and explore the possibilities of letter writing as we create a unique set of marbled cards and envelopes. Bring yourself, a friend, a date, and discover the possibilities of the process. All attendees will also receive 15% off plants from B.Willow before or after the class. $40 tickets include all supplies. For beverages during the workshop, feel free to BYOB.
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Oliver Brewing Co. & Chef Ryn’s True Food Beer Pairing Dinner
6:30PM – 10PM
Oliver Brewing Company
4216 Shannon Dr, Baltimore
We are excited to announce our first ever beer pairing dinner at the brewery! Join us on Thursday, December 13th, for an evening of great beer and delicious food. Chef Ryn’s will be preparing a 5-course meal, with vegetarian options available, and we’ll be pairing each course with a different beer. The evening will start with a brewery tour at 6:30 and dinner beginning promptly at 7:00. There are limited seats available (30) so grab your tickets soon!
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Thursday Night Trivia! Holiday Edition
7PM – 9:30PM
Peabody Heights Brewery, LLC
401 E 30th St, Baltimore
Join us for another Holiday Edition of Thursday Night Trivia. Fun and Merriment guaranteed for all. Prizes are guaranteed for some.

Fallout 76 Party
7PM – 9PM
Atomic Books
3620 Falls Rd, Baltimore
Meet the developers behind Fallout 76. Tell them what you love about the game! Tell ’em what you hate. Tell them what you would have done differently. Plus Fallout 76 giveaways. More details TBA! Haters welcome.

Caputo Brothers Creamery Dinner
7PM – 10PM
Little Bird Coffee Bar
3600 Hickory Ave, Baltimore
Caputo Brothers Creamery visits the Birds! This special 6-course dinner will be served family style and held in Little Bird Coffee Bar on Thursday, Dec. 13th at 7:00pm. All courses will feature a Caputo Brothers cheese, including pulled to order stracciatella, with drink pairings from The Bluebird Cocktail Room. A special guest from Caputo Brothers will discuss the cheese making process. $75 per person, gratuity and tax included.
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ArtsCentric Presents – Black Nativity
Dec 7-29, Thur-Sat 7:30PM, Sat 2PM, Sun 5PM
Motor House
120 W North Ave, Baltimore
Black Nativity is the joyous account of an historic event that occurred 2,000 years ago. It’s a celebration that tells the original story of the Nativity in scripture, verse, music and dance. Based on the Gospel of St. Luke, combined with the poetry of Langston Hughes, this song-play touches a special chord in the hearts of all. This legendary Christmas event is without a doubt a theatrical wonderment. A joyous company of singers, actors, dancers and musicians delivers its powerful message of joy, hope, victory and liberation.
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A Christmas Carol – with a Baltimore twist!
Dec 5-23, W-Sun, Various Times
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
7 South Calvert Street, Baltimore
Ebenezer Scrooge lives in Victorian Baltimore in our one-of-a-kind adaptation of the classic Christmas ghost story. A delight for all ages, “A Christmas Carol” (with a Baltimore twist) celebrates local history and Chesapeake charm while staying true to the traditional tale. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet-to-Come send Scrooge off on a journey of redemption and put us all in the holiday spirit. Baltimore’s favorite holiday classic is in its fifth year. Written by Ian Gallanar, adapted from Charles Dickens, and directed by Gerrad Alex Taylor, “A Christmas Carol” is family-friendly, open to the general public, and appropriate for all ages. Our theatre has a playroom, where families may go if a small child feels wiggly or needs a short break. At the end of the play, the actors come out to meet the audience for taking selfies.
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Trivia at The Ready Room
8PM – 11PM
The Ready Room Cocktail Bar
200 S Janney St, Baltimore
Trivia nights are here to stay! Join us EVERY Thursday @ 8PM for amazing craft cocktails, bar specials, local brews, invigorating trivia, and REAL tasty donuts from FULL CIRCLE ARTISAN PALACE! Bring your friends for a chance to win PRIZES for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers as well as at half time!! The Ready Room at Old Line Trivia on Thursdays is the place to be!

Neville Jacobs
8PM – 1:30AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Neville Jacobs is the convergence of two well-worn paths of two diverse and singular artists. This unlikely connection between Ivan Neville of New Orleans’ first family of funk’s deep musical bloodline, and Cris Jacobs, the eclectic and soulful Baltimore-bred bandleader and songwriter, began at an even unlikelier place. When the stars finally aligned, the undeniable synergy between the two created a fresh and timeless sound – equal parts soulful, funky, sweet, and dirty. This batch of well crafted songs, with some written by Ivan, some by Cris, and several co-written by the two, feature their two distinct voices and grooves complimenting the other perfectly. This first chapter of Neville Jacobs is the beginning of what is sure to be a long lasting and fruitful collaboration between two truly unique talents.
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The Neckbeards/Goalkeeper/Dear Spring/Pointless/Front Royal
8PM – 12AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Feed The Scene Presents: The Neckbeards (MD) – Emo Power Duo, Goalkeeper (PA) – Pop Punk, Dear Spring (D.C) – Post Hardcore/Emo, Pointless (NJ) – Pop Punk, Front Royal (MD) – Pop Punk.

Throwback Thursday and Baltimore’s Best Drag Show for 2018
9PM – 2AM
Grand Central Nightclub
1001 N Charles St, Baltimore
Join us every Thursday for Throwback Thursday’s with DJ KB in the disco! Awarded Baltimore’s Best Drag Show for 2018 at Baltimore Drag Awards with the TBT Cast Anastasia Mae BelladonnaKyle Sharp( Washington Heights) Dee Dee Derèon and Codey Odachowski promoted and manged by Michael J. Palmisano. Show starts at 10:30pm! NO COVER ALL NIGHT!! $3 Well Drinks All Night, $3 Fireball All Night, $4 Jameson All Night, and $1 Vodka (9-11pm cash only.) You can also sing your heart out in the pub with Karaoke starting at 9pm!

Shocktail Hour’s Holiday Bash
9PM – 12AM
Golden West Cafe
1105 W 36th St, Baltimore
The weather outside is frightful, but the SCARES are so delightful! We’re spreading holiday FEAR with Aurora’s Stalking Stuffers—a creepy compilation of holiday horrors. Take part in our NAUGHTY OR NICE gift exchange. Plus—Christmas spirits, Santa, Krampus, a partridge, AND a pear tree. Our raffle is packed with holiday cheer, including prizes from our good friends at Charm City Meadworks and Re:Gen! It’s a lot to unwrap! Shocktail Hour’s Holiday Bash…Your liver will grow three sizes!

LoFi on a HiFi watching SciFi w/CheakyWillie
9PM – 1:30AM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
sci fi on the screens to stimulate inventive thoughts lo fi beats to move you from your seat to your feet hi fi sound reinforcement for the evening. FREE AND DOPE. special guest DJ/MUSICIAN

Queer Qrush: Hoe-liday Hot Mess
10PM – 2AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Queer Qrush: Hoe-liday edition! Featuring guest DJ Nikilad. Tarot card readings by Amy Dewan and Keenon Brice. Stickers for sale by PK Kowalewski and Avery Chang. Free!

Friday, December 14

Annual Poinsettia Display – Holiday Sweets & Treats
Dec 1-30, W-Sun, 11AM – 4PM
Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
3100 Swann Dr, Baltimore
Holiday Poinsettia Display This year’s show will feature many of your favorite poinsettias from years past, as well as some exciting new cultivars, in a setting that celebrates sweets, treats, and the holiday season! And, YES, we will have many varieties of poinsettias available for sale! Visit early and often for the best selections. Our gift shop is also well-stocked with books, cards, and house plants.

Miracle on Magothy Beach
11AM – 12AM, Daily
Mutiny Pirate Bar and Island Grille
33 Magothy Beach Road, Suite 100
Pasadena, MD
Miracle on Magothy Beach is returning to Baltimore for the 2nd year following a successful launch in 2017! Opening up on Black Friday through December 31st, Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille will be transformed with nostalgic holiday décor and a signature cocktail menu with new cocktails like the “Snowball Old Fashioned” (Butterscotch Rye, Spiced Demerara, Wormwood Bitters, Orange Zest) and “Christmas Carol Barrel” (Aged Rum, Aquavit, Amaro, Pumpkin Pie, Demerara Syrup, Lime, Vanilla, Angostura Bitters). Miracle on Magothy Beach will also join locations around the country in selling holiday mugs featured on the signature cocktail menu with 10% of all sales donated to Action Against Hunger, making the perfect gift that keeps on giving. There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to make plans (reservations available via Open Table!) for a visit!

Winter Solstice Sip + Shop
4PM – 7PM
Made In Baltimore
20 W North Ave, Baltimore
Celebrate the holiday season with BCAN and Made in Baltimore. Grab your last minutes gifts from some great local makers including BCAN Founder Fellows: Power Decals and Regal Clothes . DJ pierre bennu will provide the sounds for the evening to keep you grooving while you enjoy some bites and great beer courtesy of DuClaw Brewing Co.!

Tastings at Christmas Village
Wed & Fri, 4PM – 7PM
West Shore Park – Inner Harbor
501 Light Street, Baltimore
Need to wind down during the stressful Holiday season? Get your tickets now for one of our Wine Tastings with Boordy Vineyards or one of our German Beer Tastings with Hofbräu München!
The Wine Tasting events in cooperation with the well-known Maryland Winery, Boordy Vineyards, will be held every Wednesday from 4:00pm – 7:00pm in 2018! Get a ticket and enjoy a classy evening with fine wines and cheese. As a memento you get a take-home Boordy Vineyard wine glass, a ticket for a tasting tour at the vineyard and a season pass for the Christmas Village 2018 to come back and stroll the market for free as often as you want to.
The Beer Tasting events in cooperation with Hofbräu München Brewery, will be held every Friday from 4:00pm – 7:00pm in 2018 at Christmas Village! Get a ticket and enjoy exclusive food and discounts along with your delicious beer. As a memento you get a take-home Hofbräu München beer mug, coupons, and a season pass for the Christmas Village 2018 to come back and stroll the market for free as often as you want to.

I Heart City Life Happy Hour – December
5PM – 8PM
Peabody Heights Brewery
401 East 30th Street, Baltimore
If you LOVE City Life—join Live Baltimore at this month’s Happy Hour! For a $10 donation you will receive one glass and one draft beer. The first 100 guests to register will receive the fourth glass in our 2018 series as their take-home pint glass. All proceeds directly benefit Live Baltimore’s mission to support thriving neighborhoods and grow the city’s residential population. Our happy hours travel around the city’s 278 neighborhoods. December’s event is in the Abell neighborhood. Sets of all four 2018 pint glasses will be on sale at this happy hour.
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12th Annual Lamp Post Lighting Ceremony
5PM – 9:30PM
O’Donnell Square Park
2917 Odonnell St, Baltimore
Bring the children and join the excitement of the 12th Annual Lamp Post Lighting Ceremony to kick off the 2018 O’Donnell Square Holiday Celebration. RAIN/SNOW/ Or SHINE! Stroll O’Donnell Square while taking in the Festive Sights and Sounds brought to you by the local businesses. Vote on your favorite best decorated Lamp Post and Store Fronts while sipping delicious FREE Hot Chocolate! More cheer will be available through Irish Coffee, Special Egg Nog, beer, wine and much more! Caroling, live festive music, and awesome raffle prizes! SANTA CLAUS will make his annual debut following the Lighting of the Lamps at 6:15 pm sharp followed by photos with he and Mrs. Claus. Proceeds to benefit the The Believe In Tomorrow Children’s House at Johns Hopkins!

Friday Wine Tasting
5PM – 7PM
Spirits of Mt Vernon
900 N CHARLES STREET, Baltimore
Come check out our weekly FREE wine tasting every Friday night!

Smash Bash
5:30PM – 9PM
MAP Technologies
229 Park Ave, Baltimore
Every Smash Bros. game in one big Smash Bros event . Tournaments, Giveaways, Trivia(prizes), Music and Food everything included in your $5 venue price.

Open Mic at Vent
6PM – 8:30PM
Vent Coffee Roasters
1700 W 41st St, Baltimore
This open mic will be a fundraiser for YWAM Baltimore a local nonprofit. Feel free to come in or stop by to enjoy live music. SIGN UP TODAY!

Go Oscar WILDE! Pride Night at Everyman Theatre
6PM – 8PM
Everyman Theatre
315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore
GO OSCAR WILDE! Pride Night at Everyman Theatre! Happy Hour Reception 6:00-7:30 pm; show 8:00 pm. Everyman Theatre presents GO OSCAR WILDE! Pride Night during our production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. Celebrate the holiday season with discounted tickets and a pre-show happy hour featuring drink specials, light nosh, and a conversation with Director Joseph W. Ritsch about his inspiration for the show and the meaningful, relevant history of playwright Oscar Wilde’s life. The Happy Hour is free (not including drink specials), but tickets to the 12/14 must be purchased individually. Save on tickets to THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST with code GOWILDE19.
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Happy Hour w/PLAN B
7PM – 10PM
The BIG Theater
1727 N. Charles St., Baltimore
Start the weekend right, with friends and laughs. Every Friday at 7 pm, kick back with Baltimore Improv Group’s longest-running troupe, Plan B, for a special HAPPY HOUR show. They’ll delight and surprise you while creating scenes, characters – sometimes, even songs – on the spot. Bring your favorite coworkers, your favorite friends, heck bring your favorite party hat and enjoy yourself as we do the work. You’re off the clock. All BIG Shows are FREE!. But please reserve so we know you’re coming!

Honky Tonkin’ with D.T. Huber and Whale Show!
7PM – 10PM
Monument City Brewing Company
1 North Haven Street, Baltimore
Hey Baltimore! Time to put on your dancing boots and grab your partner for some Honky Tonkin’ with Whale Show at Monument City Brewing on Friday 12/14 at 7 pm. Monument City will be goin’ country when D.T. and Whale Show break out sets of classic and outlaw country songs for you to dance the night away! Lots of Waylon, Willie, Hanks Sr & Jr, Patsy Cline, Tanya Tucker, and more!

Under $500 // Sixth Annual Affordable Art Sale
7PM – 10PM
Maryland Art Place
218 W Saratoga St, Baltimore
Maryland Art Place invites you to join us at our sixth annual UNDER $500 affordable art sale this December! On Friday, December 14 at 7 o’clock join us for a first-come, first-served opportunity to purchase affordable and original works of art. The event will feature the work of Baltimore and surrounding area artists at a price point of $500 or less. Purchase work at any point throughout the evening and take home that night! Guests can expect to mingle with other artists, collectors, patrons, and general art enthusiasts at the event with an open wine and beer bar, along with light tastings with a holiday twist. MAP will also be collecting new toys and books to support Philanthropik’s toy drive the evening of Under $500. These toys will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House this holiday season. Only new toys will be accepted.
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Rookie of the Year, Skyward Story, Settle Your Scores & more!
7PM – 11:30PM
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
Transcendent Events presents Rookie of the Year: Intimate Acoustic Set with Skyward StorySettle Your ScoresRookshot: EP Release, and Follow your Bliss: EP Release.
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ArtsCentric Presents – Black Nativity
Dec 7-29, Thur-Sat 7:30PM, Sat 2PM, Sun 5PM
Motor House
120 W North Ave, Baltimore
Black Nativity is the joyous account of an historic event that occurred 2,000 years ago. It’s a celebration that tells the original story of the Nativity in scripture, verse, music and dance. Based on the Gospel of St. Luke, combined with the poetry of Langston Hughes, this song-play touches a special chord in the hearts of all. This legendary Christmas event is without a doubt a theatrical wonderment. A joyous company of singers, actors, dancers and musicians delivers its powerful message of joy, hope, victory and liberation.
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A Baltimore Celebration of Black Owned Businesses
8PM – 12AM
Baltimore Center Stage
700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore
Join us on December 14 for a Baltimore Celebration of Black Owned Businesses! A Wonder in My Soul tells the story of two longtime best friends and co-owners of a local beauty shop as they grapple with a major decision: remain as the anchor of their beloved neighborhood, or relocate under the pressures of gentrification and crime. The December 14 8 PM performance will include celebration in our lobby of Baltimore’s Black Owned Businesses. After the performance enjoy food, dancing with music by DJ Trillnatured, and a cash bar. Presented in partnership with greiBO. Save $20 on tickets on the December 14 performance with the promo code BMOREBIZ (Valid only on Premium and A level seats. Discount reflected at checkout)
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Blithe Spirit – Spotlighters
Dec 14, Jan 20, Fri & Sat 8PM; Sun 2PM
Spotlighters Theatre
817 Saint Paul St, Baltimore
BLITHE SPIRIT – an improbable farce in 3 acts by Noel Coward. Filled with the wit and charm of Noël Coward, Blithe Spirit is a comedy gem! As inspiration for his new novel, fussy and cantankerous Charles Condomine invites the wonderfully eccentric medium, Madame Arcati to perform a seance in his house. When things go terribly awry, Charles suddenly finds himself caught in an improbable love triangle between his naive living wife, Ruth, and his decidedly “spirited” former wife, Elvira.
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The Rocky Horror Show – Live!
Dec 14-16, Fri & Sat 8PM & 11:30PM, Sun 5:30PM
Baltimore Theatre Project
45 W Preston St, Baltimore
Baltimore’s award-winning and favorite tradition, The Rocky Horror Show, returns with a holiday mashup like you’ve never seen before! Experience this quintessential queer theatrical experience live on stage – complete with call-outs, cascading toilet paper, and an array of other audience participation props included with every ticket purchased. At the same time, you’ll be helping us to raise funds for Baltimore’s Moveable Feast – providing nutritious meals to those most in need – just in time for the winter holidays! In this cult classic film turned live stage musical, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, seek shelter at a mysterious old castle on a dark and stormy night, where they encounter transvestite scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Dr. Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” This deliberately kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi gothic thriller is more festive and outrageous than ever!
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Charley’s Aunt by Brandon Thomas at FPCT!
Nov 30-Dec 23, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
Fells Point Corner Theatre
251 S Ann St, Baltimore
With an original, record-breaking run of 1,466 performances in 4 years at the Theatre Royal in London, 1892, Charley’s Aunt has enjoyed several revivals, translations, and film adaptations, and has charmed audiences for over a century. Two young men, Jack and Charley, scheme to catch the admiration of two young ladies by inviting them to meet Charley’s worldly and wealthy aunt for dinner. When, at the last minute, Charley’s aunt must cancel her visit, leaving the girls without a chaperone, Jack and Charley quickly convince their friend, Fancourt Babberley, to don a wig, a skirt, and a feminine air. All seems to be solved, until the real aunt turns up, and hilarity ensues. A classic farce for the whole family!
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A Christmas Carol – with a Baltimore twist!
Dec 5-23, W-Sun, Various Times
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
7 South Calvert Street, Baltimore
Ebenezer Scrooge lives in Victorian Baltimore in our one-of-a-kind adaptation of the classic Christmas ghost story. A delight for all ages, “A Christmas Carol” (with a Baltimore twist) celebrates local history and Chesapeake charm while staying true to the traditional tale. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet-to-Come send Scrooge off on a journey of redemption and put us all in the holiday spirit. Baltimore’s favorite holiday classic is in its fifth year. Written by Ian Gallanar, adapted from Charles Dickens, and directed by Gerrad Alex Taylor, “A Christmas Carol” is family-friendly, open to the general public, and appropriate for all ages. Our theatre has a playroom, where families may go if a small child feels wiggly or needs a short break. At the end of the play, the actors come out to meet the audience for taking selfies.
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Club Orbit
8PM – 10:30PM
Charm City Comedy Project
1023 W 36th St, Baltimore
Acts: Moonbot, 21, No Joke, PendulosityJackie Wyker with  Host: Jeff Cusick. The countdown begins! Prepare from some out-of-this-world comedy every second Friday! First, we’ll blast off with standup from our host Jeff Cusick and Harrisburg’s Jackie Wyker, then break into the stratosphere with improv from MD team Pendulosity and Bmore indie duo No Joke! After the break, we’ll fly high with indie troupe 21, then it’s time to ascend into the outer reaches of space with CCCP house team Moonbot! $5 cash at the door, or online up until 7:30 PM the day of the show. This show is presented by Charm City Comedy Project in The Lou Costello Room upstairs at Zissimos Bar.
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Home for the Holidaze 2 Night Tour Finale
8PM – 1:30AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Baltimore, we are back for HOLIDAZE at HOME 2 Night Tour Finale with special guests Catullus and Sun & Rain! One set of LITZ goes ELECTRO and one Original set!
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Whimsical Winter Ball
8PM – 1AM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year. After the long darkness, though, is the rebirth of the sun. Join us to celebrate during the darkest week of the year. We’ll be bringing the Light in with live music, live art and more.
Live Music by: Ruckzuck (Poconos, PA!), ilyAIMYSonic Spell And Special Winter Solstice Ceremony with music by Sahffi. Fashion Show by Designers: Jazz Baker & Remody Celeste with hair & makeup art by Anya Sharif of Soul Love Salon
Live Art by: Jenée Harrison / Creepy Girl Cult: The artwork of Jenée Harrison
Vendors (get some sweet holiday gifts from women-owned businesses): Bex The ArtisteEverything KayTaylor’s colorful conscious – artworkEssence of Lotus, and Maryland Renaissance Festival Sluice Mine and Rock Shop. Thai Massage Bodywork by: Jess Crutchfield of Wellness with Jess. Featured Artists: Jai Ah / Paintings by Jahia KnoblochAminah Shourbaji / Aaaminah, Melora KaplanDee Williams & Jules O’Quinn. Improv Dance Performance by: The Lindsey Golden Project.
$10-$15 siding scale at the door

Strawberry Sleepover w/ special guests
8PM – ?
Joe Squared
33 W North Ave, Baltimore
Rock n Roll show at Joe Squared with Strawberry SleepoverThem AnimalsCrisco Dreams, and Duchess and the Deadbirds.

BIG Mainstage Friday
9PM – 10PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Ready to see the best of the best? Then get yourself to BIG’s Mainstage! Okay sure, some might say, doesn’t BIG only have one stage? Yes, that’s true but this is still our main one. If we add stages down the line they will have different names. Featuring Old City and some of the their improv pals. We are happy to make all of our shows free. Please donate if you’d like to help BIG keep our shows free forever!

2nd Friday | Karaoke NIGHT w/LoryVee
9PM – 12AM
Lithuanian Hall
851 Hollins St, Baltimore
Every 2nd Friday we invite you to the COZIEST karaoke night in Baltimore. Lithuanian Hall’s bar is strictly JUDGMENT FREE ZONE, so join the karaoke guru LoryVee and the rest of local amateur singers for a fun night! For non-singers – ALL ACCESS SONG REQUESTS (If you don’t want to sing, you can request any song you wish. Thousands of songs available) For karaoke enthusiasts – KARAOKE GOLD COIN Program: For every song you sing, you’ll get a gold coin which is redeemable at the end of the season in our LoryVee Karaoke Gift Shop:Candles – Food Treats – Knick Knacks – drinks – books. COVER: $5 for members. Must be 21+ and a member to enter. (Guests may become annual members for $5, or lifetime members for $25)

The Emo Night before Christmas
9PM – 2AM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Last one of the year! Everyone break out the ugly sweaters and lets see how festive we can truly get. A friend of ours will be coming for a special live performance that promises to be amazing. Those with the absolute BEST ugly sweaters we will be picking our favorite and the winner will get their own DJ SET. If you want to make sure you hear your favorite song this is your best chance! Grab a ticket ASAP to make sure you are there to celebrate with everyone!
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Toxicity! A goth-industrial holiday party
9PM – 2AM
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
DJ Hemlock and Solanine present Toxicity! a goth-industrial dance party. Come celebrate the holidays, and say goodbye to 2018 with us! DJs will be spinning the best old and new goth/industrial/EBM and more with an emphasis on variety. As always, we’re 21 and up with no cover!

The Krypt: December
9PM – 1:45AM
Club Orpheus
1003 E Pratt St, Baltimore
Club Orpheus is proud to present The Krypt! Every 2nd Friday DJ CARBONCYBER and DJ Nevermore redefine what goth music is – discovering new tracks and reliving those classics we can’t live without. Resident DJs CARBONCYBER and DJ Nevermore will be spinning a mix of Industrial, Goth, Synthpop, Darkwave, Death Rock and more. 18+ to enter 21+ to drink $5 cover at the door. Drink specials all night including $3 Domestics and $9 Lucid Absinthe! Come dressed in your finest black frocks, or as you wish and enjoy the night!

Logicoma / Aine / Nikilad
10PM – 1:30AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
OTS presents: Holiday Cake – A Dance Party / Maybe Cake, Not Sure. Free!
DJ: Logicoma – Baltimore, Aine – Tokyo, Nikilad – Baltimore

#FlashbackFriday – 2008 vs 2018 Edition
10PM – ?
Ottobar – Upstairs
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
#FlashbackFridays – 2md Friday of every month! This month DJ Mills spins classic bangers from 2008 and future classics from 2018! Lollipop…In My Feelings..Single Ladies…I Like It Like That…Love In This Club….Nice For What…Heartless..Paper Planes. Beyoncé, Drake, Lil Wayne, TI, Cardi B, Kanye, Souljah Boy, Usher, and more.
No cover

Saturday, December 15

Patterson Park Bird Watching Walk
8AM – 9:30AM
Patterson Park Audubon Center
2901 E Baltimore St, Baltimore
Join Audubon for a free guided bird watching walk for all ages! No registration is required, just arrive ready to explore. We have binoculars to lend you – please request them in advance via email at baltimore@audubon.org. Meet at the fountain in the northwest corner of Patterson Park, closest to the intersection of E. Lombard St. & S. Patterson Park Ave. There is no driving in the park.

Saturdays at Locoflo!
8AM – 12PM
Local Color Flowers
3100 Brentwood Avenue, Baltimore
We have pre-made bouquets, you can make your own bouquets, or we will make one for you. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates. We feature something special every week like seasonal flowers, themes, swag and more! We are only open for four hours, so the fun is highly concentrated. Make it your Saturday routine!

Free Yoga
8:30AM – 9:45AM
Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church and Asbury House
10 E Mount Vernon Pl, Baltimore
Come experience the Conservancy’s sponsored free Yoga – in Davis Hall at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church and Asbury House. Please enter from the red doors on Charles Street. Bring your own mat and water bottle. Appropriate for all levels. Thanks to instructor Jude Asher for leading this group!

Open board gaming
9AM – 6PM
Canton Games
2101 Essex St, Baltimore
Come play games with us! We’ve got free open board gaming going on all day long. We encourage you to bring your favorite games, but we’ve also got a huge demo library full of great games to try out!

Home alone trivia and ugly sweater party
10AM – 3PM
The Outpost American Tavern
1032 Riverside Ave., Baltimore
it’s time for trivia ya filthy animals! home alone 1&2 starting at 11am. no reservations! all tables are first come first served so get here early to grab a seat!
prizes awarded for ugliest christmas sweater!!

Annual Poinsettia Display – Holiday Sweets & Treats
Dec 1-30, W-Sun, 11AM – 4PM
Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
3100 Swann Dr, Baltimore
Holiday Poinsettia Display This year’s show will feature many of your favorite poinsettias from years past, as well as some exciting new cultivars, in a setting that celebrates sweets, treats, and the holiday season! And, YES, we will have many varieties of poinsettias available for sale! Visit early and often for the best selections. Our gift shop is also well-stocked with books, cards, and house plants.

Christmas Village in Baltimore
Nov 17-Dec 24
West Shore Park – Inner Harbor
501 Light Street, Baltimore
First Responder Weekend (December 15th – December 16th) This time is dedicated to thanking our military, police force, and fire department members for their service!
Shopping Weekend (December 22nd – December 23rd) Christmas Day is just around the corner! Come and get your last-minute gifts!

Mount Royal Soaps Grand Opening
11AM – 11PM
Mount Royal Soap Co.
2740 Huntingdon Ave. Baltimore
Mount Royal Soaps is making it’s Grand Opening on December 15th with 20% off all products! We’ll be providing cake, snacks, and drinks. Starting at 7pm there will be special performances by a few local comedians and a musical act and GLOW STICKS! We hope to see you there!!

A Carroll’s Christmas
Nov 16-Dec 30, Fri-Sun 11AM – 4PM
Mount Clare Museum House
1500 Washington Blvd, Baltimore
Escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and experience a colonial American Christmas with the Carroll family at Mount Clare Museum House. See Mount Clare decorated for the winter holiday in the spirit of 18th and 19th century style with greens and dried plant materials accented with fruits, nuts, feathers, and pine cones. A visual delight—all included with paid admission!

Drag me to Brunch at El Bufalo
11AM – 3PM
El Bufalo Tequila Bar & Kitchen
2921 O’Donnell St, Baltimore
Want to take a step out of the norm? Want to get together with your best Judys? Want to celebrate a life event with fabulous creatures dripping in personality and talent? Then come on out to Drag Brunch at El Bufalo! Every first and third Saturday you get the chance to eat delicious food, get your drink on and see some of the variety of Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent that Baltimore and Beyond has to offer. Show starts at 12 noon. $20 gets you a ticket to the show along with bottomless cocktails where you can mix and match your mimosas, bloody mary’s and tequila sunrises! Email elbufaloevents@gmail.com to make a reservation, you know you wanna get that good seat!

6th Annual Art Market
12PM – 6PM
Current Space
421 N Howard St, Baltimore
Current’s 6th Annual Art Market in support of local artists and friends. No gallery commission, no table fees, no bullsh!t. Come buy art directly from the artists, meet the person behind the work, and support them by buying art for yourself or someone special.

Baltimore SantaCon 2018
12PM – 10PM
E Cross St, Baltimore
Santa is coming to TOWN for the 2nd Annual SantaCon event in Baltimore; Baltimore SantaCon 2018! Join BMORE Around Town, Federal Hill Main Street, and the Kamryn Lambert Foundation for this charity event to show your holiday spirit! You’ve heard about SantaCon NYC and SantaCon Boston, well now it’s time to show everyone what BMORE has to offer in regards to spreading cheer this holiday season! This festival will kick off at 12pm and end at 10pm. Join us as we turn Cross Street in Federal Hill into a Winter Wonderland, SantaCon Festival Style!
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Baltimore Santa Crawl 2018 (Fells Point)
1PM – 9PM
The Baltimore Santa Crawl celebrates the holiday season with a fun group gathering. Join thousands of brightly clad bar crawlers on Saturday, December 15th in Fells Point as they amble from stop to stop on a jolly winter excursion celebrating the holiday season one bar at a time. 10+ FELLS POINT BARS, DJs, ALL-DAY drink specials, and more! What you get: A refillable signature Santa mug, cover-free access to some of Baltimore’s best bars, exclusive all-day drinks & food deals and a raffle entry to win great prizes. Donate an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots to enter an exclusive raffle. Dress Code: Participants are encouraged to dress in whatever best expresses the holiday season, whether it be a full-body candy-cane suit, a snuggly turtleneck, or tinsel-streaked hot pants. You must be 21 years or older to participate.
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Bmore Into Comics Issue #21
1PM – 6PM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
Do some holiday shopping & support local comic book creators as they show, sell, and talk about their work. FREE ADMISSION and open to everyone, featuring a free comic book library and drink specials all day!

Holiday Decorating on a Shoestring
2PM – 4PM
Made in Baltimore
20 West North Avenue, Baltimore
Channel your inner domestic goddess (or god) to create a unique holiday/everyday decoration, and learn the art of origami at the same time. In this two hour class, you will learn the basics of origami folding and use your origami cubes to decorate a 50-light strand of incandescent string lights. These lights can be used to decorate your mantel, fireplace, bookshelf…practically anything. The workshop includes all supplies, a string of 50 lights and paper to make 55 oragami boxes (5 spares)!
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Marshall Keith, Jennifers, Umami daytime show
3PM – 6PM
Joe Squared
33 W North Ave, Baltimore
SATURDAY AFTERNOON SHOW (3-6PM, December 15)! ALL AGES (bring the kids)! FREE (we’ll pass the hat, but you don’t have to put anything in it if you don’t want to! JOE SQUARED (pizza!) and most of all, ROCK!!!: Marshall Keith (from the legendary Slickee Boys!), The Jennifers, Umami.

34th Annual TUBAChristmas TUBAltimore
3:30PM – 4:30PM
Harborplace Amphitheater
200 E Pratt St, Baltimore
Join us for the 34th Annual TUBAChristmas TUBAltimore on Saturday, December 15, 2018, from 3:30pm-4:30pm for a free concert of 250 tubas, euphoniums, baritones, and sousaphones at the Harborplace Amphitheater! Performer Registration 12:30pm-1:45pm, Rehearsal 1:45pm-3:00pm, at the Constellation Energy Entrance of the Maryland Science Center on Key Highway. Credit cards, cash, and checks (payable to Tuba Christmas – HPF) will be accepted for required registration ($10), and other purchases, including music, hats, scarves, CDs, and other items. Remember to dress in warm, brightly colored layers, bring your music stand, but leave your instrument cases and gig bags in your car.

Widow Jane Bourbon Tasting
3:30PM – 5PM
Wet City
223 W Chase St, Baltimore
We’re hosting our second Baltimore American Whiskey Club – BAWC with Widow Jane at Wet City! We’re capping this one at 20 people so if you’re interested please direct message us ASAP to save your spot. Ticket price is $25 which includes tastings of the following hosted by a Widow Jane representative:
Widow Jane Single Barrel Bourbon Expression 10yr original vs. Widow Jane 5-barrel Batch Bourbon Expression 10yr new version
A reverse osmosis water sample vs. Rosendale Mine water sample
This will put a spotlight on how the source water and regional geology affects a whiskey’s flavor. Widow Jane uses the Rosendale Mine Water when cutting down their whiskey to proof from the barrel. It’ll be interesting to taste the difference between that and the reverse osmosis water. Then we will re-taste the Widow Jane Bourbons after tasting the water.
Widow Jane Whiskey Distilled from a Rye Mash – American Oak & Applewood Aged
Widow Jane Exclusive Distillery-Only Heirloom Grain Bourbon TBD
Also, 20% off all Widow Jane pours and your food the rest of the night.

Casually Dope
7PM – 8PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Casually Dope invites you to start your Saturday night with us. Turning the stories of our community into comedy, each show we’ll invite a guest or just chop it up with audience and use those discussions to create a show like none other. You might learn something, you might not, but you’ll definitely leave full of laughter. All BIG Shows are FREE! But please reserve so we know you’re coming!

Objects of Desire | Amy Boone-McCreesh and Jess Hammer
7PM – 10PM
Terrault
218 W. Saratoga St. 3rd Floor, Baltimore
“Objects of Desire” is a site-specific installation featuring new works by Baltimore based artist Amy Boone-McCreesh. The work in this exhibition considers the commodification of beauty; often operating as a signifier of culture and taste while widening social and economic gaps. Visual markers of taste in architecture, design, and history are utilized to poke at conceptions of luxury in Western culture. The collection of sculptural mixed media works on paper draw from domesticity and maximalist color palettes, operating somewhere between textiles, drawing, and collage. Boone-McCreesh also partnered with designer and stylist Jess Hammer to collaboratively create a series of pendant lights and to transform the gallery space.
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 15th 7-10PM
Exhibition Runs: December 15 – January 24, 2019

‘Bar Show Hero’ – Live Comedy Show Taping for Erik Woodworth
7PM – ?
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
‘Bar Show Hero’ – Live Comedy Show Taping for Erik Woodworth at Ottobar – Upstairs

SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Funeral Chic, Accident Prone, BMD +MORE
7:30PM – 12AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Featuring: SeeYouSpaceCowboy (CA Sasscore), Funeral Chic (New album “Superstition” available NOW), Accident Prone (VA Metallic Hardcore), Black Matter Device (VA Mathcore/Experimental Metal), World Peace (D.C. Hardcore/Grindcore),  NoiSays (MD Mathcore/Dark Trail Records), and God Hand (MD Hardcore/Metal)
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ArtsCentric Presents – Black Nativity
Dec 7-29, Thur-Sat 7:30PM, Sat 2PM, Sun 5PM
Motor House
120 W North Ave, Baltimore
Black Nativity is the joyous account of an historic event that occurred 2,000 years ago. It’s a celebration that tells the original story of the Nativity in scripture, verse, music and dance. Based on the Gospel of St. Luke, combined with the poetry of Langston Hughes, this song-play touches a special chord in the hearts of all. This legendary Christmas event is without a doubt a theatrical wonderment. A joyous company of singers, actors, dancers and musicians delivers its powerful message of joy, hope, victory and liberation.
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Blithe Spirit – Spotlighters
Dec 14, Jan 20, Fri & Sat 8PM; Sun 2PM
Spotlighters Theatre
817 Saint Paul St, Baltimore
BLITHE SPIRIT – an improbable farce in 3 acts by Noel Coward. Filled with the wit and charm of Noël Coward, Blithe Spirit is a comedy gem! As inspiration for his new novel, fussy and cantankerous Charles Condomine invites the wonderfully eccentric medium, Madame Arcati to perform a seance in his house. When things go terribly awry, Charles suddenly finds himself caught in an improbable love triangle between his naive living wife, Ruth, and his decidedly “spirited” former wife, Elvira.
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The Rocky Horror Show – Live!
Dec 14-16, Fri & Sat 8PM & 11:30PM, Sun 5:30PM
Baltimore Theatre Project
45 W Preston St, Baltimore
Baltimore’s award-winning and favorite tradition, The Rocky Horror Show, returns with a holiday mashup like you’ve never seen before! Experience this quintessential queer theatrical experience live on stage – complete with call-outs, cascading toilet paper, and an array of other audience participation props included with every ticket purchased. At the same time, you’ll be helping us to raise funds for Baltimore’s Moveable Feast – providing nutritious meals to those most in need – just in time for the winter holidays! In this cult classic film turned live stage musical, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, seek shelter at a mysterious old castle on a dark and stormy night, where they encounter transvestite scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Dr. Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” This deliberately kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi gothic thriller is more festive and outrageous than ever!
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Charley’s Aunt by Brandon Thomas at FPCT!
Nov 30-Dec 23, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
Fells Point Corner Theatre
251 S Ann St, Baltimore
With an original, record-breaking run of 1,466 performances in 4 years at the Theatre Royal in London, 1892, Charley’s Aunt has enjoyed several revivals, translations, and film adaptations, and has charmed audiences for over a century. Two young men, Jack and Charley, scheme to catch the admiration of two young ladies by inviting them to meet Charley’s worldly and wealthy aunt for dinner. When, at the last minute, Charley’s aunt must cancel her visit, leaving the girls without a chaperone, Jack and Charley quickly convince their friend, Fancourt Babberley, to don a wig, a skirt, and a feminine air. All seems to be solved, until the real aunt turns up, and hilarity ensues. A classic farce for the whole family!
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A Christmas Carol – with a Baltimore twist!
Dec 5-23, W-Sun, Various Times
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
7 South Calvert Street, Baltimore
Ebenezer Scrooge lives in Victorian Baltimore in our one-of-a-kind adaptation of the classic Christmas ghost story. A delight for all ages, “A Christmas Carol” (with a Baltimore twist) celebrates local history and Chesapeake charm while staying true to the traditional tale. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet-to-Come send Scrooge off on a journey of redemption and put us all in the holiday spirit. Baltimore’s favorite holiday classic is in its fifth year. Written by Ian Gallanar, adapted from Charles Dickens, and directed by Gerrad Alex Taylor, “A Christmas Carol” is family-friendly, open to the general public, and appropriate for all ages. Our theatre has a playroom, where families may go if a small child feels wiggly or needs a short break. At the end of the play, the actors come out to meet the audience for taking selfies.
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SOULstice: A Very Goldberg Christmas Cabaret!
8PM – 11PM
Single Carrot Theatre
2600 North Howard Street Suite 1200, Baltimore
It’s time for another installment of our holiday Cabaret series! Join us for SOULstice: A Very Goldberg Christmas Cabaret with hostess Richard Goldberg leading a lineup of crazy-talented Carrots & friends. Get ready for an evening of festive music, hot toddies, and holiday cheer!
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A Very BIG Christmas Hallmark Movie Spectacular
8PM – 9PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Baltimore Improv Group members improvise a magical holiday situation, likely involving an earnest smalltown business owner who meets a big-city event planner. They then encounter mishaps, obstacles, and, finally, some Christmas magic! Free!

Shots & Giggles Comedy Night
8PM – 11PM
Old Major
900 South Carey Street, Baltimore
Come join us at Old Major for some laughs! We have D.Lo The Comedian and Randi Ben Savage as our features. This will be a event full of laugh and love once a month!
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DDm Presents ‘The Holiday Slay’ at Metro Gallery
8PM – ?
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
A Live Reading Of ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’, Dr. Seuss’s ‘The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, And DDm’s Own Original Story ‘The Holiday Slay’.
Christmas Classics Performed By: Outcalls, Rovo Monty, and Randi & Infinity Knives.
Sounds By: DJ Trillnatured & DJ Sean J
Doors Open At 8pm Show Starts At 9pm Sharp
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Home for the Holidaze 2 Night Tour Finale
8PM – 1:30AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Baltimore, we are back for HOLIDAZE at HOME 2 Night Tour Finale with special guests Swift Technique and We The People! LITZ brings together a wide array of musical influences ranging from funk, jam, go-go, soul, electronica and just about everywhere in between to amalgamate a new sound for the ears of the world. Their sound sonically transports it’s listeners to another planet free of the stress, struggles, and tribulations of modern day life through the use of funky horn riffs, wah-wah keys, pounding bass, driving/progressive rhythms and melt your face guitar.
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Centurion Comedy – December
9PM – 11:30PM
Atomic Books
3620 Falls Rd, Baltimore
Live from the Eightbar in Atomic Books, it’s Centurion! Centurion is a stand-up comedy showcase featuring exactly one hundred minutes of quality stand-up comedy from some of the best comedians in Baltimore. With host Ian Salyers.

FASCINO X The Night Of 1000 BABYs: BABY’s Birthday Show
9PM – 12AM
Trinacria Ristorante & Bar
111 W Centre St, Baltimore
This December, we will be celebrating the birthday of our very special queen & hostess of the show, BABY, with this special edition show, The Night of 1000 BABYs! For our December show BABY has asked each and every performer to do their best (or worst) impersonation of herself, followed by a ROAST of BABY after the show! FASCINO (fà-sci-no) n attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates. FASCINO is Trinacria Ristorante & Bar’s monthly show hosted by BABY featuring a different group of performers every month! There’s never a dull moment so come out and see what’s in store for you. Come celebrate with us and read our hostess to filth!

Super Art Fight’s 37th Annual Holiday Hootenanny
9PM – ?
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
The Greatest Live Art Competition in the Known Universe heads to the Ottobar for a Holiday Hoedown as we celebrate the reason for the season! Artists collide on a giant wall of canvas, you cheer your favorites to victory, and maybe, just maybe, we’ll learn a special Holiday Lesson along the way. Probably not though. Forget the Nutcracker, screw a Christmas Pageant, and say bye-bye to a solemn Chaunnkah celebration – it’s time to embrace the holidays with Super Art Fight!
THE VALKYRIE defends her title against SHOUJO A-GO-GO
STEVIE SPEED takes on BARON VON SEXYFUL
TEAM STORMMMASTER defend versus OLD MAN PRINDIVILLE & OLIVIA OBLIVIA
BUNNY battles STOMPADON
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‘Dancing On My Own’ – Robyn Dance Party
10PM – ?
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
‘Dancing On My Own’ – Robyn Dance Party! All Robyn! All Night! Original tracks, remixes, collaborations, etc!! Ages 21+ No cover! Demand for this event is high. We suggest getting to Ottobar early. We’ll probably hit capacity by 11pm & then we’ll allow party-goers entrance on a 1-out-1-in-basis.

Skin Tight Soul Party
10PM – 2AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
DJ Landis Expandis, MC B Rizzle and friends will be hosting this all in dance party that focuses on dope bass lines and funky breaks from various decades! At The Crown.

Sunday, December 16

Yoga At The Zoo
8AM – 10AM
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
1 Safari Place, Baltimore
Animals have been a core element of yoga poses for centuries. From downward dog to cow, to lizard, cat and more, wildlife has a deep tie to this ancient practice. Now’s your chance to connect even closer to nature during Yoga at the Zoo. Whether you’re just beginning or you’re looking to perfect your practice, a 60-minute yoga class at the Zoo offers something wildly different.
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Make Your Own Pour-Over Stand!
10AM – 1PM
Thread Coffee
1400 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore
Hand-craft the perfect gift for your favorite coffee-lover! Open Works and Thread Coffee Roasters partner to offer a combination wood shop and coffee brewing science course at Open Works. Spend the first part of the class learning some woodworking basics; covering design, layout, cutting, measuring and joinery techniques. Students will learn how to operate our table saws, miter saw, band saws, routers, drill press, drills, and sanders and leave with a light, modern wooden pour over stand. The last hour will be spent in the Greenmount Coffee Lab (located inside Open Works) exploring the basic elements to brewing better coffee at home. Master the technique of the ideal brew: proper grind size, coffee to water ratio, pour techniques and water temperature. We will use a single-origin coffee to demonstrate proper extraction and ideal taste. Leave with your handmade pour over stand, a bag of Thread coffee and a glass vessel for ideal pouring.
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Greater Goods Market: Holiday Edition feat. City Seeds!
11AM – 4PM
R. House
301 W 29th St, Baltimore
An indoor and outdoor market to benefit a local cause and promote small businesses & artists. Occurs monthly, on the first Saturday of every month (with the exception of December’s market!). Over 70 local vendors, ranging from hand-made clothing & jewelry, to fine art and ceramics! Plus, groove to tunes from our DJ Discuji from Better on Foot. 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! This month’s market will feature City Seeds: as a Humanim social enterprise, they offer culinary and hospitality skills training for individuals with barriers to employment.

Annual Poinsettia Display – Holiday Sweets & Treats
Dec 1-30, W-Sun, 11AM – 4PM
Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
3100 Swann Dr, Baltimore
Holiday Poinsettia Display This year’s show will feature many of your favorite poinsettias from years past, as well as some exciting new cultivars, in a setting that celebrates sweets, treats, and the holiday season! And, YES, we will have many varieties of poinsettias available for sale! Visit early and often for the best selections. Our gift shop is also well-stocked with books, cards, and house plants.

Christmas Village in Baltimore
Nov 17-Dec 24
West Shore Park – Inner Harbor
501 Light Street, Baltimore
First Responder Weekend (December 15th – December 16th) This time is dedicated to thanking our military, police force, and fire department members for their service!
Shopping Weekend (December 22nd – December 23rd) Christmas Day is just around the corner! Come and get your last-minute gifts!

A Carroll’s Christmas
Nov 16-Dec 30, Fri-Sun 11AM – 4PM
Mount Clare Museum House
1500 Washington Blvd, Baltimore
Escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and experience a colonial American Christmas with the Carroll family at Mount Clare Museum House. See Mount Clare decorated for the winter holiday in the spirit of 18th and 19th century style with greens and dried plant materials accented with fruits, nuts, feathers, and pine cones. A visual delight—all included with paid admission!

Bottomless Brunch at La Tavola
11AM – 3PM
La Tavola Ristorante Italiano
248 Albemarle St, Baltimore
All you can eat small plates, so try a bunch of things or pick a favorite and order a table full of them! We will have drink specials every brunch as well, not to mention bottomless bellinis! Reservations strongly suggested!

Charles Village Snowflake Tour 2018
12PM – 5PM
Charles Village Life
Charles Village, Baltimore
Greater Charles Village in North Central Baltimore welcomes visitors to tour festively-decorated and artistically-furnished houses from grand 1890’s three-story to 1910s two-story porch fronts. Enjoy a great diversity of holiday hospitality at the seven homes featured on the 2018 Snowflake Tour. The tour also includes free admission to the Homewood House Museum at 3400 N. Charles Stree, noon to 4pm.
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2nd Annual Polish Christmas Food Sale
12PM – 4PM
Holy Cross Polish National Catholic Church
208 South Broadway, Baltimore
It’s back, now with Pyzy (Polish potato dumplings with meat inside) and Pączki (Polish donuts) alongside your favorites from last year! Because of a great turnout at our last sale during Easter, the food sale is now taking place on both floors of the Parish Hall. Food is served upstairs and desserts downstairs, so we can have more space to host. There will also be Christmas fun, with a prize wheel with Polish goodies for adults and a Christmas tree with prizes for the kids. BUY POLISH FOOD FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS TABLE! FREE SAMPLES – DINE-IN – TAKE HOME! Pierogi, Stuffed Cabbage, Kiełbasa, Pyzy, Pączki, Chruściki, Poppy-Seed Rolls! Free admission!

Blithe Spirit – Spotlighters
Dec 14, Jan 20, Fri & Sat 8PM; Sun 2PM
Spotlighters Theatre
817 Saint Paul St, Baltimore
BLITHE SPIRIT – an improbable farce in 3 acts by Noel Coward. Filled with the wit and charm of Noël Coward, Blithe Spirit is a comedy gem! As inspiration for his new novel, fussy and cantankerous Charles Condomine invites the wonderfully eccentric medium, Madame Arcati to perform a seance in his house. When things go terribly awry, Charles suddenly finds himself caught in an improbable love triangle between his naive living wife, Ruth, and his decidedly “spirited” former wife, Elvira.
Buy Tickets Here

Charley’s Aunt by Brandon Thomas at FPCT!
Nov 30-Dec 23, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
Fells Point Corner Theatre
251 S Ann St, Baltimore
With an original, record-breaking run of 1,466 performances in 4 years at the Theatre Royal in London, 1892, Charley’s Aunt has enjoyed several revivals, translations, and film adaptations, and has charmed audiences for over a century. Two young men, Jack and Charley, scheme to catch the admiration of two young ladies by inviting them to meet Charley’s worldly and wealthy aunt for dinner. When, at the last minute, Charley’s aunt must cancel her visit, leaving the girls without a chaperone, Jack and Charley quickly convince their friend, Fancourt Babberley, to don a wig, a skirt, and a feminine air. All seems to be solved, until the real aunt turns up, and hilarity ensues. A classic farce for the whole family!
Buy Tickets Here

A Christmas Carol – with a Baltimore twist!
Dec 5-23, W-Sun, Various Times
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
7 South Calvert Street, Baltimore
Ebenezer Scrooge lives in Victorian Baltimore in our one-of-a-kind adaptation of the classic Christmas ghost story. A delight for all ages, “A Christmas Carol” (with a Baltimore twist) celebrates local history and Chesapeake charm while staying true to the traditional tale. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet-to-Come send Scrooge off on a journey of redemption and put us all in the holiday spirit. Baltimore’s favorite holiday classic is in its fifth year. Written by Ian Gallanar, adapted from Charles Dickens, and directed by Gerrad Alex Taylor, “A Christmas Carol” is family-friendly, open to the general public, and appropriate for all ages. Our theatre has a playroom, where families may go if a small child feels wiggly or needs a short break. At the end of the play, the actors come out to meet the audience for taking selfies.
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Mera Kitchen Collective’s Refugee and Immigrant Arts Feast
4PM – 7PM
Space 2640
2640 Saint Paul St, Baltimore
Please join Mera Kitchen Collective for our second “Refugee and Immigrants Arts Feast” as we celebrate the incredible talents of our newest neighbors. We’re excited to welcome various food, craft and arts vendors from around the world — and special performances! This event is free and open to the public, and perfect for families! Come hungry so you can purchase food from some of our first-time refugee women vendors. Stay to shop, listen to music, and enjoy the event with us! Arts Feast was born out of a collective desire to host an event with a low-barrier to entry for passionate and skilled refugee and immigrant vendors, who are often limited by structural barriers. It’s an opportunity for these individuals to share their talents with the supportive Baltimore community while gaining income and building self-confidence. At Mera, we prioritize inclusivity, and this event is a step in the process of opening our own community-owned cafe that provides meaningful employment for refugee and immigrant women on a regular basis.
Free Tickets Here

Candlelight Choral Concert-18th Annual Holiday Tradition
4PM – 6:30PM
The Spire Series
210 W Madison St, Baltimore
The First & Franklin Sanctuary Choir, joined by guest instrumentalists, presents the 18th Annual Candlelight Choral Concert, a treasured part of the Christmas season in Mt. Vernon. This concert will feature Ottorino Respighi’s “Laud to the Nativity” and works by Britten, Alice Parker, Reger, Tschesnokoff, and David Conte. The program will also include audience singing and a cappella choral music for the seasons of Advent and Christmas. A reception will follow.

ArtsCentric Presents – Black Nativity
Dec 7-29, Thur-Sat 7:30PM, Sat 2PM, Sun 5PM
Motor House
120 W North Ave, Baltimore
Black Nativity is the joyous account of an historic event that occurred 2,000 years ago. It’s a celebration that tells the original story of the Nativity in scripture, verse, music and dance. Based on the Gospel of St. Luke, combined with the poetry of Langston Hughes, this song-play touches a special chord in the hearts of all. This legendary Christmas event is without a doubt a theatrical wonderment. A joyous company of singers, actors, dancers and musicians delivers its powerful message of joy, hope, victory and liberation.
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The Rocky Horror Show – Live!
Dec 14-16, Fri & Sat 8PM & 11:30PM, Sun 5:30PM
Baltimore Theatre Project
45 W Preston St, Baltimore
Baltimore’s award-winning and favorite tradition, The Rocky Horror Show, returns with a holiday mashup like you’ve never seen before! Experience this quintessential queer theatrical experience live on stage – complete with call-outs, cascading toilet paper, and an array of other audience participation props included with every ticket purchased. At the same time, you’ll be helping us to raise funds for Baltimore’s Moveable Feast – providing nutritious meals to those most in need – just in time for the winter holidays! In this cult classic film turned live stage musical, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, seek shelter at a mysterious old castle on a dark and stormy night, where they encounter transvestite scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Dr. Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” This deliberately kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi gothic thriller is more festive and outrageous than ever!
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GalPal Holiday Party
5:30PM – 8:30PM
Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown
24 West Franklin Street, Baltimore
Get FANCY and join us for a GalPal Holiday Party at Hotel Indigo in their beautiful Library! Gal Pal Events are for women who are looking for a safe place to meet other kick-ass women who live in the area and want to potentially make a new friend; a GalPal. Everyone who attends these events are there for the same reason, so it take the pressure off and makes it easier for you to walk up to a radom women to begin a conversation. These events focus on diversity and hopefully help women start to build a sense of community in Baltimore. Tickets include: Delicious food and cocktails from Poet’s Modern Cocktails & Eats- Mini Crab Cakes, Crab Dip with toasted pita chips, Crab devils Eggs, Fried Calamari, Grilled Seared Shrimp Cocktail Prosciutto, & Tomato Balsamic Olive Bruschetta Goat Cheese and Pear Crostini! SIGNATURE DRINKS- Ravens Nation Vodka (Rum, Blue Curacao & Pineapple juice,) Blackberry Smash (Citrus vodka, Blackberry & Bitter Lemon Soda,) House Wine. Draft Beer, and soda. Also, Becky Stavely, an amazing photographer and blogger, will be at the party snapping pictures of all you beautiful ladies mixing and mingling! She will be on the lookout and taking one-on-one protraits of women who are wearing the most unique outfits to the party, so come ready to show out!
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Opera Night – live opera and 5 course Italian dinner
6PM – 9PM
Sotto Sopra Restaurant
405 N Charles St, Baltimore
Our opera performers will regale you with your favorite arias that tell the stories of lives and loves both won and lost. Hear their amazing voices as they envelop Sotto Sopra’s 19th century dining room. The acoustics are amazing, the singers engaging and the food—aah, the food reflects the deft hand that is Italian.
Call 410 625 0534 to buy Tickets

Animal Years with Raindeer at Metro Gallery
7PM – ?
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
Featuring Animal Years and Raindeer.
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Romper Room
7PM – 7:30PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
BIG University instructors and up-and-coming students share the stage. All BIG Shows are FREE!

F*CK Your Work Week
7:30PM – 8:30PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Sunday Night. Your last gasp of freedom before the start of the work week. Enjoy it with an improv comedy show that will celebrate the best of your work week or find the funny in the insanity of your 9-to-5. We’ll shake you out of your anxiety-filled Sunday evening with a lineup of amazing improv comedy featuring After School Grandma and the latest edition of The Caucus. All BIG Shows are FREE!

Ceromantics, Guano, and In Love with the Weathergirl
8PM – 12AM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
Your gifts are arriving a little early this year…three new bands. All ages.  $8
Ceromantics (A new project from members of Grey March, The Beatings, Fishnet Stalkers making the music you dance to in your nightmares, babies)
Guano (Chaotic Death Rockers from Baltimore – For fans of Christian Death, 45 Grave, etc.)
In Love with the Weathergirl (Stripped down rock and roll)

A Winter Revival
8PM – 11:30PM
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
Pretend Industries presents a singer/songwriter style music showcase featuring:  Justine MarkmanNico Cellz / My Useless SelfBrad Gunson, and Derrick Credito.

Enjoy!

– Lindsey

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