Things to do in Baltimore this week 1/7/19

After some much needed rest I am back to grind. I’ll be busy with planning work events during the week but the weekend will be my fun time! On Friday I’m going to Til Death Do Us Part by The Murder Mystery Company. I hope I’m smart enough to figure out who the murderer is! On Saturday I’m stopping by the Harbor Point Ice Festival before eating dinner at a Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week location followed by the Second Annual Monologue Slam at Fells Point Corner Theatre. Sunday will probably be another Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week adventure. ALl the things, all the food! How is 2019 treating you so far?

Monday, January 7

Barrels & Barbecue: Retire by the Fire
5PM – 8PM
Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar
1601 Union Ave, Baltimore
Come to Blue Pit BBQ for a Charm City Meadworks Pint night and whiskey-barrel mead release. After aging in bourbon barrels for over a year, our Retire by the Fire is ready for our fellow whiskey-lovers to enjoy. BBQ, whiskey, and whiskey mead.

Old Major Game Night
6PM – 12AM
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!

Monday Django Jazz Night
7PM – 10:30PM
Avenue Kitchen & Bar
911 w 36th Street, Baltimore
Acoustic Django Reinhardt style jam session led by Hot Club of Baltimore & $15 Creekstone Farms NY Strip steak special! NO COVER!

Monday Night Studio Sessions – Happy Birthday Davon
7PM – 12AM
The Rockwell
702 S Broadway, Baltimore
Every 1st Monday at The Rockwell, TEDDY DOUGLAS, DJ TANZ, PERCUSSIONIST DAVON MCCOY with CHARLES DOCKINS BLEND TALENTS with MUSICIANS, SINGERS, AND VARIOUS ARTISTS. Every month we bring you a Music Industry vibe with a twist. It’s organic .. Art meets live music conducted by the Dj to give YOU The “MOST INCREDIBLE DANCE EXPERIENCE on a Monday! Featuring: Complimentary Buffet, Drink Specials, Visual Arts, and a Wooden Dance Floor.
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Tropical Cocktail Class
7PM – 8:30PM
Johnny’s
4800 Roland Ave, Baltimore
Learn how to make two classic, tropical cocktails, then drink your work! Cate will teach you how to make two drinks that will transport you to a tropical paradise this winter: Classic Mojito (Rum, Sugar, Mint, Fresh Lime Juice) and Matador (Tequila, Agave, Fresh Lime, Pineapple Juice). $25 per person. Class size is very limited! Call to reserve your spot at 410-773-0777

Teavolve Open Mic
7PM – 10PM
Teavolve Cafe & Lounge
1401 Aliceanna St, Baltimore
The Teavolve open mic happens every Monday barring flooding or alien assault. Signup starts at 6pm, performances roll from 7-10pm. In deference to the venue we keep things PG-13 & in deference to getting everyone on the stage – no amps, drumkits, 2 pieces or 10 minutes whichever’s shorter. If you need a special cable, bring the special cable. Most weeks we’re joined by a special featured artist in the middle of the night and though admission’s free, we hope you’ll bring a little something for their tip jar!

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! Free!

Mdou Moctar Returns to Baltimore
8PM – 11PM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
Mdou Moctar stands apart from his peers. One of the few original singer/songwriters willing to experiment and push the boundaries of the genre, his unconventional styles have won him accolades both in Niger and abroad. Mdou hails from Abalak, in the Azawagh desert of Niger. He taught himself the guitar at a young age on a homemade instrument. Mdou traveled the road to Libya, where he worked odd jobs. As chance had, he met some now-famous Tuareg guitarists and furthered his musical studies. He returned home with a guitar and a dream. In 2013, Mdou released his first international album, Afelan, rocking and raw sessions recorded live at his hometown in Niger. This was followed by the 2014 vinyl release of Anar. In 2015, he starred in the first-ever Tuareg language film, a fictional story of a guitarist struggling to make it against all odds in Agadez. The film continues to be screened at festivals around the world.
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The Shake Off – FREE Dance Party
9PM – 1AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
The Dance Party To Kick Off The New Year! Come to Dance as we plan to take the dance floor on a trip around the globe! Celebrating The New King & Queen Of Baltimore Ayy Mello & Nita! Calling all dancers let’s party!!!
Featuring the #BTD DJ’s: McMumblez, DJ Tigga, Dj Stylletto, Dj J-Fell, DJ Thunder, DJ AyyMello, Juice, K-Glizzy, and Daye – Daye .
Dancehall, Calypso, Soca, Afrobeats, old school & new school HipHop, R&B, Soul, EDM, Bmore Jersey & Philly Club, Gogo, top 40 hits, Breakbeat, Jungle, House, Afrobeat, Reggaeton, Baile Funk, Punjabi.

Tuesday, January 8

Succulent Building with The Loading Dock
6:30PM – 8PM
B.Willow
220 West 27th, Baltimore
Join B. Willow and The Loading Dock for a night of succulent planting! The Loading Dock will be supplying gorgeous repurposed glass lamp fixtures that we’ll be using for succulent planters. Learn everything you’ll need to know to grow healthy and happy succulents. Make sure you have a bright spot to place your new succulents! All materials are included in the $45 ticket. Sorry, no discount given for bringing in your own container. Attendees will also receive 15% off plants during the workshop. For beverages during the workshop, feel free to BYOB!
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Charm City Trivia at The Red Boat!
7PM – ?
The Red Boat Fusion & Bar
334 N. Charles Street, Baltimore
A live trivia game show that’s FUN & FREE to play @ The Red Boat Fusion & Bar! Hosted by “Charm City Trivia”. Join us EVERY TUESDAY!

Southwest Baltimore Ukulele Gathering
7PM – 8:30PM
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church
4711 Edmondson Ave, Baltimore
We are back in the Parish Hall and will meet there from October to June on the first Tuesday of every month except January 2019 when we will meet on the 8th. Join other area ukulele players and singers for some music making fun and learning. Beginners welcome and encouraged! Other instruments and singers welcome too! We meet on the first Tuesday of every month in the Parish Hall at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. If you own a copy of The Daily Ukulele Book (yellow) bring it along, if not, no worries, we love to share. We have added the 40 Easy Songs For Ukulele pdf and also play from charts provided. $5 suggested donation. Door Prize (a new set of strings with a restringing lesson included, a free 30 minute lesson, gift certificate, etc.) drawn every month.

Harold Night at BIG
7:30PM – 9PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
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!

Tuesday Night Movie – Fifth Element
8PM – 10PM
De Kleine Duivel
3602 Hickory Ave, Baltimore
1997 Sci-Fi Action Film from Luc Besson starring Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman and Milla Jovovich.

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! Free!

Metal Evolution : Extreme Metal
9PM – 2AM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Produced after the original series aired, this episode covers Florida Death Metal, Norwegian Black Metal, Grindcore, and other extreme subgenres. The episode was produced with the help of donations through IndieGoGo. We will be showing this “lost” episode at 10pm and again at midnight. Plus, Chuck will be spinning extreme metal and serving the drinks all night long. Every drink you buy gets you a chance to win tix to see HIGH ON FIRE at Baltimore Soundstage on January 13th, UNCLE ACID and GRAVEYARD at Ram’s Head Live on March 7th, MORBID ANGEL at Baltimore Soundstage on March 10th, and CRADLE OF FILTH also at Baltimore Soundstage on April 6th!

Wednesday, January 9

Wednesday Open Studio at Local Color Flowers!
4:30PM – 8PM
Local Color Flowers
3100 Brentwood Avenue, 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

Terrarium Building Workshop
6:30PM – 8PM
B.Willow
220 West 27th, Baltimore
Join us at our workshop table for a fun evening of terrarium building! Choose from a variety of repurposed/vintage glassware, and learn everything necessary to grow healthy tropical plants in an enclosed glass vessel. Workshop attendees will also receive 15% off plants before or after the class. No experience necessary. Sorry, no discount given if you bring your own container, but feel free to bring your own pots into the shop to plant during regular shop hours! $35 ticket includes all supplies. For beverages during the workshop, feel free to BYOB!
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L’Anno di Bergamo Dinner 4 Course Prix Fixe Dinner
7PM – 10PM
Sotto Sopra Restaurant
405 N Charles St, Baltimore
Owner/Chef Riccardo Bosio invites you the beginnings of The Year of Bergamo, Italy and its cuisine. Sotto Sopra Restaurant has always featured Northern Italian cuisine and this year, 2019, the focus will be on Riccardo Bosio’s hometown cuisine of Bergamo with special dinners and cooking classes. Riccardo wants to share the flavors and lifestyle that were part of his journey into the culinary world, to encapsulate the beauty of his native city bite-by-bite. Riccardo’s long time friend, Chef Gianbattista Oldrati from the 4 star Piajo Hotel located in the Bergamo province of Nembro, will be visiting during the launch of The Year of Bergamo, cooking and overseeing this 4 course dinner featuring iconic dishes from the Lombardy region. $45 per person (excludes beverages, tax and gratuity) – Valet Parking $8
Reservations: (410) 625 0534 or Online.

2018 Trivia Night-A Year in Review
7PM – 9PM
AJ’s on Hanover
1500 South Hanover Street, Baltimore
We are psyched to announce our third themed pub night at AJ’s will be Wednesday, January 9th on our second floor! Corey will be dishing out some fun 2018 year in review trivia questions. Themed prizes for first, second, and third place winning teams plus themed cocktails to round out the night. This is a FREE event, but please register on Eventbrite so we can have an accurate head count for the night.
Register Free Here

Boozy Bingo
7PM – 9PM
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 and swag for winners!

Smash Ultimate Tournament
7PM – 1AM
HiScore – The Happy Hour For Gamers
1400 Warner St, Baltimore
For our 73rd edition of HiScore Bmore we will be hosting a Smash Ultimate tournament with a prize pool! ALSO MAKE SURE TO JOIN OUR GROUP FOR UPDATES, POLLS, LIT MEMES, and FREE CONTESTS! Entry fee $10 ($7 goes to prize pool // $3 venue fee) 6:00 – 8 Registration // Warmups 8:00 Tournament begins

Harold! The Musical
7:30PM – 8:30PM
The BIG Theater
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. “Harold! The Musical” is part of The BIG Lab – Every Wednesday night our comedy scientists take their newest experiments to the stage for further testing. The results may be explosive. All BIG Shows are FREE! But please reserve so we know you’re coming.

Nuclear Tomb/Perihelion/ VO/ID /Oroku Saki
8PM – 11PM
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
A night of thrash/doom/death/destruction.
Nuclear Tomb: Dangerous delinquents. Thinly straddling the line between Motorhead and King Crimson. Returning from their tour of the south to play all of the wrong notes for a hometown ho-down.
VO/ID: PG county punks. Serene & atmospheric, crushing & terrifyingly loud. FFO: delay pedals, skramz, wild abandon
Perihelion: Tech-death wizards. I still don’t quite understand how they do it. They don’t play Bmore often, don’t miss em.
Oroku Saki: the actual Shredder. They would’ve gotten away with it to if it weren’t for those pesky turtles. Bmore grindfreaks.

Trio Sirènes
8PM – 10PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Trio Sirènes, comprised of flutist Marcia Kämper, violist Karin Brown and harpist Jacqueline Pollauf, enjoys pushing boundaries and highlighting the diverse sonic possibilities of their wind, string and percussion instruments. With performers drawn from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Trio Sirènes seeks to create innovative programs by presenting standard repertoire, works by contemporary composers, and transcriptions from earlier time periods.
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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

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.

An Evening with Josue Gonzalez
9PM – 11PM
Revival, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
101 W Monument Street, Baltimore
Join us for a legendary night! January 9th Bacardi Legacy Regionals winner Josue Gonzalez will be showcasing his Legacy cocktail “Alegria” at Topside, located inside Hotel Revival!

Thursday, January 10

Wine Tasting: Bodega Catena Zapata with Pablo Piccolo
5PM – 7PM
The Wine Source
3601 Elm Ave, Baltimore
Join us for a tasting of iconic Argentine wine producer Bodega Catena Zapata with Pablo Piccolo.

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

Meet the Beauty & Wellness Experts
6PM – 8PM
HABÍTAT at SEYA Wellness
3301 Eastern Avenue Second Floor, Baltimore
A panel discussion with our January issue cover models will address how society, culture, social media, and technology influence our beauty standards. Following the panel, enjoy light bites and drinks while you learn more about beauty tips, get wellness advice, and chat with experts. Help us support I Support the Girls by donating new or gently used bras or hygiene products. Collections from the event will help provide necessary comfort to local women in Maryland currently experiencing homelessness.
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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. 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.

New Year’s Resolution – Try New Wines!
6PM – 8PM
Bin 604
604 South Exeter Street, Baltimore
It’s a new year, so you need new wines! Come kick off 2019 with us trying a few of our new favorite things and find out what the hot wines of the year will be. $5.
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Board Game Night & Keyforge Thursdays!
6PM – 10PM
No Land Beyond
1825 N. Charles Street, Baltimore
Every Thursday No Land Beyond hosts Board Game Night! There is no cover and you and your friends will have free access to our ever growing games library all night. For a full list of games check out our website. If you like a game in the library or want a game that we don’t have let us know and we can order a copy for you to purchase as we also sell games. We also accept game donations for our library, bring them by anytime we’re open. In addition to open gaming and learn to play sessions on Thursdays at No Land Beyond we’ve also been hosting local game creators to showcase and play-test their latest games! Do you have a game that you’re working on that could use an audience to try out, break, and offer feedback on? Get in touch with us at nolandbaltimore@gmail.com to let us know about your game so we can set something up with you. We also encourage local RPG groups to get in touch with us about hosting play sessions at our space.

Dvasia: new works by Linas Garsys at Metro Gallery
7PM – 10PM
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
Dvasia (Lithuanian): ghost, spirit; soul; mind; a mental disposition; manner; conscience; meaning; breath. Wraith; demon, imp; the holy spirit; comforter, zeitgeist. ‘Dvasia’ has many meanings in Lithuanian. In folklore it can be used to describe any spirit being or supernatural force that haunts, torments or influences people, but it also can be used to describe a person’s state of mind, demeanor, or a general mood. I focused on the various incarnations of the multiple meanings: between joy and anguish. Omens totems, and symbolism that we use to cope while building our own mythologies between the seen and unseen. These moments and instances help us create a guide for existence and survival. Serving as bridges between warnings and blessings, offering depth to the human experience.

Thursday Night Trivia – New Year Edition
7PM – 9:30PM
Peabody Heights Brewery, LLC
401 E 30th St, Baltimore
Come escape the winter blues with a soul warming round of minutiae fetishism taken to an absurd level. Fun will be had by all. Prizes will be won by some.  BricknFire Pizza Company- Mobile will be onsite serving up pizzas!

Trivia Night at Vida Harbor Point!
7PM – 9PM
Vida Taco Bar Harbor Point
1401 Point Street, Baltimore
TRIVIA NIGHT! Every Thursday at Vida Taco Bar Harbor Point! Team registration at 7:00pm Trivia Starts at 7:15pm approx. 1st Place Team: $50 Vida gift card, 2nd Place Team: round of bird shots or round of churro donuts, 3rd Place Team: 15% off your check Maximum 7 players to a team. 3 Categories, 10 questions each category. “Final Jeopardy” style question at the end when you must wager your accumulated points to win the game.

Vent Coffee- Time to Throwdown!
7PM – 9:30PM
Vent Coffee Roasters
1700 W 41st St, Baltimore
Such a fun night, we can’t wait to do it again! So this is a ways off, but want to start the new year off right with lots of coffee community love.

Open Mic: Stand-Up in Lenny’s Lobby
7:30PM – 8:30PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
This is your chance to get up and tell jokes- no experience necessary. This is part one of a two-part show. Come to this open mic and try out five minutes or less of material. At an upcoming show, we will select a few performers to do their set…. and then do improv off of it! Hosted by Beth Haydon. FREE!

FILM | Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Don’t Get Trouble in Your Mind
7:30PM – 10:30PM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
The Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Story is a documentary portrait of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, an African-American string band from Raleigh, North Carolina, and their mentor, fiddler Joe Thompson (1919—2012). The film captures how three musicians from the hip-hop generation embraced a 19th Century genre and took it to new heights, winning a Grammy in 2010. The story of the band’s meteoric rise, from busking on the street to playing major festivals is punctuated and informed by the history of the banjo’s origins in Africa, and the untold story of how blacks and whites collaborated to create the earliest forms of American popular music. Filmmaker John Whitehead followed the band from their coming together through their breakup, making for an emotionally satisfying journey as well as a spectacular musical one. Featuring Q&A with filmmaker John Whitehead.
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Bubbles & Bomboloni
8PM – 10PM
Sagamore Pendry Baltimore
1715 Thames Street, Baltimore
Join us in our Lounge every Thursday from 8-10pm for Bubbles and Bomboloni. Choice of Red or White sparkling wine accompanied by a choice of three Bomboloni flavors: Apple Jam, Cinnamon Sugar, and Chocolate Drizzle.

Afloat, The Streams, Planet Mercury, Spencer Loschiavo + more
8PM – 1AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Featuring: AfloatThe StreamsPlanet MercurySpencer Loschiavo, and Backseat Hooligans. First band 8:30 $8 over 21 // $10 under 21 or no ID All ages!

Theljon Allen and Universal Language
8PM & 9:30PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Theljon Allen is a native of Baltimore. He began playing trumpet in the sixth grade, attended Randallstown High School and went to college at New School University. Since school, he has had the opportunity to play and or record with many music acts such as Ledisi, Janet Jackson, Lonnie Liston Smith, Cyrus Chestnut and many more.
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Feral Light, Sickdeer, Erlkonig
8PM – 12AM
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
Black metal to warm your cold heart in the dead of winter with: Feral Light (Minneapolis), Sickdeer (DC), and Erlkönig (Baltimore)

Improv Bingo Night
8:30PM – 9:30PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Join Chicken Shit Bingo and friends for Improv Bingo Night! Enjoy all the laughter, pure enjoyment, and side splittin’ entertainment of improv with a twist! How does it work? Each audience member will get a bingo card full of a wide range of improv tropes and things they might see on stage (e.g. people playing animals, tag outs, a job interview scene, someone dying on stage etc.) You’ll watch three improv teams perform and look for things to check off on your card. If you get five in a row, you’ll WIN A PRIZE! All BIG Shows are FREE! But please reserve so we know you’re coming!

Shocktail Hour Presents: Cannibal! The Musical
9PM – 12AM
Golden West Cafe
1105 W 36th St, Baltimore
Hungry for some fun? We’re biting off more than we can chew when Shocktail Hour presents Cannibal! The Musical! Get ready for gut-ripping giggles and flesh-eating folly! PLUS! Gory games, cadaverous cocktails, and a truly RAVENOUS RAFFLE. I mean…it’s January. Do you really have any other plans? SHOCKTAIL HOUR is a monthly film series presented by horror host Aurora Gorealis on the 2nd Thursday of the month. With their dying breath,City Paper called it Baltimore’s Best Late-Night Happy Hour—join the freaky fun and find out why!

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 Rob G3 in the disco! Doors open at 9pm! Awarded Baltimore’s Best Drag Show for 2018 at Baltimore Drag Awards with the TBT Cast Anastasia Mae Belladonna, Kyle 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, $5 Fireball All Night, $6 Jameson All Night, and $1 Vodka (9-10pm cash only.)

Friday, January 11

Orchid Show – with the Maryland Orchid Society
Jan 11-13, 10AM – 4PM
Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
3100 Swann Dr, Baltimore
The Orchid – the largest and most diverse flowering plant family on earth, loved for its unmatched exotic beauty – is in the spotlight at the Rawlings Conservatory! The Conservatory, in partnership with the Maryland Orchid Society (MOS) is hosting an orchid show exhibiting MOS members’ prize-winning plants.

Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week
Jan 11-Jan 20, Daily
Participating Restaurants
Baltimore is a delicious city. Try somewhere new, go out to lunch, have a date night (or two). Two-course brunch and lunch menus range from $12-20, and three-course dinner menus range from $20-$35. Share your Baltimore Restaurant Week experiences with us on social media with the hashtag #BaltRW!
Make Reservations Here

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GRAND OPENING! NEW ART GALLERY AND CREATIVE SPACE
2PM – 8PM
The Gallery About Nothing
805 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore
The Gallery About Nothing will provide you with inspiration and nostalgia if you’re a 80’s or 90’s baby + you can host your own events here as well! Baby showers, birthday’s, graduation parties, sip n paints, game nights etc. — Come see it for yourself! Bring a donation, bring a friend, family member or stranger! $5 // Viewing and Purchasing of art takes place from 2-8pm Friday & Saturday // 2-7pm on Sunday

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!

Closer to the Sun
6PM – 9PM
Gallery 1448
1448 E Baltimore St, Baltimore
Artists Elizabeth Lehmann and her son, Daniel Brown, find common ground at their joint show, “Closer to the Sun” which opens Friday, January 11. A permanent resident of Virginia’s Eastern Shore, Elizabeth creates pieces that are defined by the environment of the Mid-Atlantic coastline, both natural and man-made. Found shell formations are repopulated with sculpted versions of the oysters that used to inhabit them. Upon closer inspection one does a double-take: each has a tiny human face. These small abandoned living spaces are in contrast to Elizabeth’s photos of the derelict homes around Accomack County. Shells themselves, they are captured as they are being pulled back into a natural state by the action of weather and time. Daniel, a resident of Baltimore City, finds refuge in moments at the water. He captures instants in a fluid state, with loved ones, sun and coastline. Working primarily from photographs, his meticulous technique seeks to recast the moment into a physical presence.

16th Annual Krautfest!
Jan 11-12, 6PM – 9PM
Gertrude’s Restaurant
10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore
With Live Polka music & dancing with the acclaimed band Joy of Maryland!
Krautfest Buffet Menu: Binkert’s Knockwurst, Binkert’s Bratwurst, Ostrowski’s Kielbasa, Binkert’s Bauernwurst. All Offered with whole grain mustard, Dijon mustard, and horseradish cream.
Krauty Sausage Corndogs, Meatballs a la Goulash, Stuffed Meaty Cabbage Rolls, Kraut-Braised Red Potatoes & Carrots (vegan), Braised Beer & Caraway Seed Kraut (vegan), Roasted Beet Borscht with Kraut (vegan) offered with sour cream, Pumpernickel and Rye Rolls offered with butter, Binkert’s Fried German Bologna Sliders on pretzel bread, Sour Beef & Buttered Noodles, Vegan Kielbasa, Vegan Beer Brats, With kraut, potatoes and carrots, Ziti with Veggie Kielbasa & Sauerkraut (vegan), Spaetzle Casserole (vegetarian), Veggie-Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (vegan), Braised Champagne Kraut (vegan) with apples & ginger.
Double Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake, Berger Cookie Cheesecake (kraut-free), Kraut Berliners, Apple Strudel (vegan), Hand-Passed: German Chocolate Ice Cream.
And the Cash Bar will offer “Krautinis” and German Beers!
$48 pay in advance, call 410-889-3399 to reserve.

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Aj’s Deli Grand Opening Celebration
6:30PM – 9:30PM
Mount Vernon Marketplace
520 Park Ave, Baltimore
Help us welcome AJ’s Deli to the Marketplace at their grand opening celebration! Join us on Friday, January 11th, as we celebrate AJ’s Deli with live Classic Rock & Roll by Flashback! There will also be some amazing specials available: Bagel Hot Dog Bites will be 5.20, Warm Spiced Wine will be $5, All Bottles of Wine will be $20, and Lemon Drop Shooters for $3.

Til Death Do Us Part by The Murder Mystery Company
7PM – 10PM
Ikaros Restaurant
4901 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, but the wedding bells aren’t ringing for this not-so-happy couple when a member of the wedding party is murdered! With a raging bridezilla and an unenthused groom on the scene, it may be happily never after in this nuptial nightmare. Trade clues with your guests and help the hapless couple figure out whodunnit so they can say I do before the wedding hour passes them by! The bride and groom aren’t picky, so you can wear just about whatever you’d like. In fact, we encourage you to wear your own wedding dress or the most ridiculous wedding attire you can come up with. It’ll make their special day that much more special, so long as they actually get the chance to walk down the aisle!
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Murder Mystery Dinner II
7PM – 10PM
Delia Foley’s
1439 S Charles St, Baltimore
Our first Murder Mystery Dinner went so well we decided to do a second one! This event is expected to run between 90-150 minutes, realistically it will run for about 120 minutes. Mystery Co. requests that all guests in attendance please arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to start time [ one hour is preferred ]. Once again please arrive at 7 promptly. We are very excited to work with Murder Mystery Co. again to put this event together and we hope to do more in the future! One last thing, this event will be capped off at 49 guests (less than out last event) so do not procrastinate on signing up folks. The cost of this event is $40 which includes the event itself and a buffet throughout the night.
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Thank You, Dad – by Aladrian C. Wetzel – world premiere
Jan 11-Jan 20, TR-Sat 8PM, Sun 3PM
Baltimore Theatre Project
45 W Preston St, Baltimore
Rapid Lemon Productions kicks off its 2019 season with the world premiere of Aladrian C. Wetzel’s THANK YOU, DAD… a collection of three short plays based on the life of the Reverend Jim Jones, founder of the deadly religious cult The Peoples Temple. THANK YOU, DAD is Rapid Lemon Productions’ first commissioned full-length play — a solo performance by RLP Artistic Director Lance Bankerd. Just 8 shows, at the historic Theatre Project in Baltimore. Come early, on Saturday, January 19 for the annual Variations Party. And stay for the 8pm performance of THANK YOU, DAD. Just announced: Industry Night performance, January 14th at 8pm.
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And Then There Were None
Jan 11-Feb 10, Fri-Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
Vagabond Players, Inc.
806 S Broadway, Baltimore
Ten seeming strangers with suspicious pasts are brought together on a remote island that turns into a deathtrap where an unknown assassin executes them one by one. The Queen of Mystery (whose The Mousetrap thrilled Vagabond Players’ audiences five seasons ago) once again delivers a compelling puzzle with enough twists and turns to keep you gripped in your seat until the very, very end.
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In the Closet by Third Wall Productions
Jan 11-27, Fr & Sat 8PM, Sun 3PM
Function Coworking Community
4709 Harford Rd, Baltimore
The show takes place inside both a literal and metaphorical closet. It opens with three gay men entering the closet for vastly different reasons. Man #1 is struggling with the long-term illness (cancer) of his partner. Man #2 is struggling with aging in a community he’s finding quite superficial. Man #3, a rape victim, was just told by the prosecutor he needs to act more straight on the stand. All three men are soon joined by John, who runs into the closet just after his first gay sexual encounter. The four men explore the varied reasons one might closet oneself in this cross-generational look at being in the closet, leaving the audience to wonder: can any one of them walk out?
Buy Tickets Here

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Blithe Spirit – Spotlighters
January 4 – 20, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
Spotlighters Theatre
817 Saint Paul St, Baltimore
Filled with the wit and charm of Noël Coward, Blithe Spirit is a comedy gem! Featuring: Thom Eric Sinn, Julie Press, Melanie Bishop, Suzanne Young, David Chalmers, Lindsey Schrott, and Shaneia Stewart. 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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Integrity Night I, Genocide Pact, Devil Master, In Cold Blood
8PM – ?
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
INTEGRITY (Night I), with Genocide Pact, Devil Master, In Cold Blood, Psywarfare.
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Terry Koger Quintet: Tribute to Jackie McLean
8PM & 9:30PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey, Terry enjoys presenting music of the legends of jazz and educating audiences of musicians that are lessor known. He also enjoys composing and exposing his own compositions. Terry attended Morgan State University developing a love for Black Music Research and the contributions of African American Musicians to American Music. He has published scholarly works in The Black Perspective and the Black Music Research Journal. His early jazz studies with Thomas Grice (brother of Gigi Gryce) further developed his love of jazz improvisation and teaching.
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Thee Lexington Arrows, Vamanos, and the LushPockets and TBA
8PM – ?
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Psych Rock + Garage at the crown for Friday featuring: Thee Lexington Arrows¡Vamanos!, and The Lushpockets.

L’freaq – The Morning Sea
8PM – 1:30AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Featuring L’FREAQ and The Morning Sea.
L’FREAQ is the alias of Brooklyn and LA-based singer/songwriter Lea Cappelli, who crafts songs inspired by pop and R&B but with a biting edge. Some highlights of her career include performing privately for Muhammad Ali, sharing the stage with Jakob Dylan, and performing with Grammy-winning artist, India.Arie. Her cover of Peggy Lee’s “Angels On Your Pillow” was used by NBC in the original television promos for the wildly popular TV show, The Voice. L’FREAQ released her new EP “Weird Awakenings” to critical acclaim in October 2018, and has been gathering radio play and glowing revues in the USA, UK, Europe and Australia.
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Off The Cuff: Turangalîla-Symphonie
Jan 11 & 12
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
1212 Cathedral St, Baltimore
Experience one of the most innovative works of the 20th century. The title comes from two Sanskrit words: “turanga” means movement and rhythm, and “Lîla” refers to a cosmic game. Renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins Marin Alsop in a discussion and performance of Messiaen’s great masterwork for over 100 musicians, featuring the eerie keyboard ondes Martenot with its otherworldly sci-fi sounds. This 60-minute Off The Cuff concert provides more insight into a single work, followed by a question-and-answer session. On Saturday, January 12, join us after the concert for live entertainment by Ultrafaux, local food and drink specials.
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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 Training for Prom. We are happy to make all of our shows free. Please donate if you’d like to help BIG keep our shows free forever!

The Krypt: January
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!

Dark Thoughts & the Smarthearts w Cold Feet & Leisure Sport
9PM – 12AM
Joe Squared
33 West North Avenue, Baltimore
Unregistered Nurse Booking & Celebrated Summer Records present… Dark Thoughts – Philly punkthe Smarthearts- Philly powerpop/punk, mems Sheer MagCold Feet- buncha punx, and Leisure Sport- new punx/ first show. Show is all ages.

Foghound, Tombtoker, Yatra & Distinguished Gentlemen at Sidebar!
9PM – 1AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Featuring: FOGHOUNDTOMBTOKERYATRA, and Distinguished Gentlemen.
First band @ 9:30. $8 over 21 // $10 under 21 or no ID

Toxicity! (Goth-Industrial dance party)
9PM – ?
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
Join us for the first event of the new year! DJ Hemlock and DJ Solanine will be spinning the best industrial, EBM, goth, future pop and more. With an emphasis on the new, obscure, and songs you rarely hear, it’ll be a night filled with a variety of hits to add to your favourite dance mixes. As always, there’s no cover. There is street parking as well as a garage around the corner. 21+

#FlashbackFridays – Me & Mariah Edition!
10PM – ?
Upstairs at Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Hit the dancefloor with DJ Mills spinning Mariah Carey & 90s R&B/Hip Hop classics from SWV, Destiny’s Child, TLC, Mary J, Aaliyah, Missy and more! No cover! Ages 21+

Saturday, January 12

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!

Orchid Show – with the Maryland Orchid Society
Jan 11-13, 10AM – 4PM
Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
3100 Swann Dr, Baltimore
The Orchid – the largest and most diverse flowering plant family on earth, loved for its unmatched exotic beauty – is in the spotlight at the Rawlings Conservatory! The Conservatory, in partnership with the Maryland Orchid Society (MOS) is hosting an orchid show exhibiting MOS members’ prize-winning plants.

Volunteering Untapped- Second Chance & Baltimore Toolbank
10AM – 1PM
Second Chance (1700 Ridgely St)
Baltimore Community ToolBank (1224 Wicomico St)
When the weather outside is frightful, we bundle up and get to work in two of our favorite city warehouses!! For our January event we will be partnering with Second Chance and the Baltimore Toolbank for two great events!
Second Chance – Help an organization that gives people and building materials a second chance. Instead of destroying, they deconstruct homes and buildings to sell the materials and use the money to hire people who deserve a second chance at life, most of whom were incarcerated at one point. Before the volunteering begins, you will be inspired by the story of an employee. Then we get to work in their 200,000 square foot warehouse pulling nails from wood, measuring windows, organizing inventory, processing recent donations, and more so everything can be sold and reused and they can continue hiring people worthy of a second chance.
Baltimore Community ToolBank – One of our favorite organizations and best partners, the ToolBank rents tools to Baltimore’s nonprofit community, giving organizations like VU access to thousands of tools without having to buy or store them. So much of our impact around Baltimore happens with ToolBank tools in our hands and now we have a chance to give back to them and help increase capacity for all of the nonprofits they serve. We will be in their warehouse building wheelbarrows and improving their equipment.
Both groups will come together for food and drinks at Brewer’s Cask in Federal Hill. There you’ll find food and drink specials, and heat! Looking forward to seeing you all in 2019. Let’s start the new year off right!
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Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week
Jan 11-Jan 20, Daily
Participating Restaurants
Baltimore is a delicious city. Try somewhere new, go out to lunch, have a date night (or two). Two-course brunch and lunch menus range from $12-20, and three-course dinner menus range from $20-$35. Share your Baltimore Restaurant Week experiences with us on social media with the hashtag #BaltRW!
Make Reservations Here

Oyster, Wine & Beer Festival
12PM – 4PM
The Assembly Room
316 Guilford Ave, Baltimore
Join Us For a Shucking Good Time and this 12th Annual Affair! Seafood and More Seafood and Lots of Libations. We are very excited to bring the best of the bivalves to you along with some great pit beef and other surprises. We started this event at The Heavy Seas Brewery over a decade ago and now with this new location and some new participation from other breweries and distillers. We are prepared to take this event to the next level. Enjoy the world’s best SHUCKERS – shucking just for you, smell the FIRE under the grilled oysters, taste the BRINY flavor of the steamed seafood, watch the action while the symphony of tastes plays on right before your eyes. Heavy Seas will have a full array of beers along with over 30+ other breweries, wineries and distilleries. Plus lots of games and great music on the main stage.
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Binology 101: The Basics of Wine Tasting
2PM – 3:30PM
Bin 604
604 South Exeter Street, Baltimore
Bin 604 Wine Sellers hosts a series of in-depth tasting classes for the burgeoning wine enthusiast. Join our wine experts for an entertaining 90-minute class jam-packed with valuable information, in a small, group format setting. In our Basics of Wine Tasting class, we explore the typical characteristics of popular grape varietals. Learn the basic terminology and techniques of wine tasting and how to recognize the subtle and subjective flavors of wine. Tickets are $29.
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Harbor Point Ice Festival
2PM – 8PM
Harbor Point
1310 Point Street, Baltimore
Central Plaza in Harbor Point will come alive for the Ice Festival on Saturday, January 12, 2019! The plaza will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland with ice sculptures lining the walkways, live music, food vendors, family activities, and more! Watch the excitement as award-winning ice sculptors use chainsaws and chisels to create spectacular ice sculptures. The event is FREE and open to the public. An optional VIP ticket can be purchased for special perks. VIP tickets include: Access to a private, enclosed heated tent. Drink tickets to be used for Peabody Heights beer or Tito’s specialty cocktails. Catered food by our gourmet food trucks. Ice Luges. Live ice carving demonstration with Q&A. Souvenir mug and other special goodies!
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16th Annual Krautfest!
Jan 11-12, 6PM – 9PM
Gertrude’s Restaurant
10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore
With Live Polka music & dancing with the acclaimed band Joy of Maryland!
Krautfest Buffet Menu: Binkert’s Knockwurst, Binkert’s Bratwurst, Ostrowski’s Kielbasa, Binkert’s Bauernwurst. All Offered with whole grain mustard, Dijon mustard, and horseradish cream.
Krauty Sausage Corndogs, Meatballs a la Goulash, Stuffed Meaty Cabbage Rolls, Kraut-Braised Red Potatoes & Carrots (vegan), Braised Beer & Caraway Seed Kraut (vegan), Roasted Beet Borscht with Kraut (vegan) offered with sour cream, Pumpernickel and Rye Rolls offered with butter, Binkert’s Fried German Bologna Sliders on pretzel bread, Sour Beef & Buttered Noodles, Vegan Kielbasa, Vegan Beer Brats, With kraut, potatoes and carrots, Ziti with Veggie Kielbasa & Sauerkraut (vegan), Spaetzle Casserole (vegetarian), Veggie-Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (vegan), Braised Champagne Kraut (vegan) with apples & ginger.
Double Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake, Berger Cookie Cheesecake (kraut-free), Kraut Berliners, Apple Strudel (vegan), Hand-Passed: German Chocolate Ice Cream.
And the Cash Bar will offer “Krautinis” and German Beers!
$48 pay in advance, call 410-889-3399 to reserve.

January 12th Puppet Slamwich
6:30PM & 9:30PM
Puppet Slamwich at Black Cherry Puppet Theater
1115 Hollins St, Baltimore
Seasonal blues got you down? Holiday craziness taking over? JOIN US for a winter evening full of JOY and PUPPETRY! A Slamwich is an evening of puppetry and performance geared more towards Grown-Ups – though all ages are welcome!
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Taste of Italy Dinner Party
7PM – 11PM
Sam & Jo’s Cuisine
504 South Dallas Street, Baltimore
Sam & Jos Cuisine is hosting an exclusive, 16 seats only, Italian dinner party. Your $60 seat includes traditional Italian soup or salad, dinner, dessert and light beverages. Wine and take home dinners will also be available for purchase for guest only the night of. A payment of at least $35 secures all seats. Hurry seats are limited.
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NYC Comedy Invades Baltimore
7PM – 9PM
Joe Squared
33 W North Ave, Baltimore
Joe Squared presents a night of stand-up comedy from some of the best and funniest comedians from the NYC stand-up scene for one night only! This showcase features professional, touring comedians and will undoubtedly be a night to remember!
JORDAN RAYBOULD (New York Comedy Festival, Anxiety Now Podcast, Caroline’s)
BRET RAYBOULD (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Skankfest, San Francisco SketchFest, The Raybould Brothers) + MORE.
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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!

Power Hour
7PM – 10PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Ready to see the best of the best? It’s BIG’s Power Hour! Featured troupes are GUS and Lekker. All BIG Shows are FREE!! But please reserve so we know you’re coming!

We’ve Got Your Back
8PM – 9PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
A guest storyteller will share candid stories of their experiences with the sad stuff life sometimes hands us, inspiring improvised scenes illuminating why laughter is, indeed, the best medicine. All BIG Shows are FREE! But please reserve so we know you’re coming!

The Second Saturday S#!t Show – Free Stand-up Comedy Night
7:45PM – 9PM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
The Second Saturday S#!t Show’ – Free Stand-up Comedy Night featuring Nik Oldershaw..seen on Funny Or Die and co-host of Coward Hour podcast. Nik returns to the Ottobar a few weeks after Rolling Stone magazine named it one of the top 10 rock clubs in all the land and/or universe (which should drive up the selling price). The Under-card is full of CLASS Ryan Lina, Beth Haydon, Anna Phillips, Dusty York and very special guest #mattbaetz With Megan Welms slingign the drinks and Sparky Voyles running the sound, etc. Host Mike Quindlen and Kim Callaghan

Thank You, Dad – by Aladrian C. Wetzel – world premiere
Jan 11-Jan 20, TR-Sat 8PM, Sun 3PM
Baltimore Theatre Project
45 W Preston St, Baltimore
Rapid Lemon Productions kicks off its 2019 season with the world premiere of Aladrian C. Wetzel’s THANK YOU, DAD… a collection of three short plays based on the life of the Reverend Jim Jones, founder of the deadly religious cult The Peoples Temple. THANK YOU, DAD is Rapid Lemon Productions’ first commissioned full-length play — a solo performance by RLP Artistic Director Lance Bankerd. Just 8 shows, at the historic Theatre Project in Baltimore. Come early, on Saturday, January 19 for the annual Variations Party. And stay for the 8pm performance of THANK YOU, DAD. Just announced: Industry Night performance, January 14th at 8pm.
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And Then There Were None
Jan 11-Feb 10, Fri-Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
Vagabond Players, Inc.
806 S Broadway, Baltimore
Ten seeming strangers with suspicious pasts are brought together on a remote island that turns into a deathtrap where an unknown assassin executes them one by one. The Queen of Mystery (whose The Mousetrap thrilled Vagabond Players’ audiences five seasons ago) once again delivers a compelling puzzle with enough twists and turns to keep you gripped in your seat until the very, very end.
Buy Tickets Here

In the Closet by Third Wall Productions
Jan 11-27, Fr & Sat 8PM, Sun 3PM
Function Coworking Community
4709 Harford Rd, Baltimore
The show takes place inside both a literal and metaphorical closet. It opens with three gay men entering the closet for vastly different reasons. Man #1 is struggling with the long-term illness (cancer) of his partner. Man #2 is struggling with aging in a community he’s finding quite superficial. Man #3, a rape victim, was just told by the prosecutor he needs to act more straight on the stand. All three men are soon joined by John, who runs into the closet just after his first gay sexual encounter. The four men explore the varied reasons one might closet oneself in this cross-generational look at being in the closet, leaving the audience to wonder: can any one of them walk out?
Buy Tickets Here

Blithe Spirit – Spotlighters
January 4 – 20, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
Spotlighters Theatre
817 Saint Paul St, Baltimore
Filled with the wit and charm of Noël Coward, Blithe Spirit is a comedy gem! Featuring: Thom Eric Sinn, Julie Press, Melanie Bishop, Suzanne Young, David Chalmers, Lindsey Schrott, and Shaneia Stewart. 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

FPCT’s Second Annual Monologue Slam!
8PM – 11PM
Fells Point Corner Theatre
251 S Ann St, Baltimore
Do you have a kick-ass monologue that will KNOCK THE SOCKS OFF of anyone who hears it? Are you ready to compete for THESPIAN SUPERIORITY? Then you have what it takes to take on Baltimore’s best actors in a ONE-NIGHT-ONLY WINNER TAKE ALL Monologue competition! on Saturday January 12th, FPCT invites all lovers of theatre to compete and/or marvel at this annual battle royal of dramatic and comedic ability! Get ready for KNOCK OUT performances! Each competitor has 2 minutes to wow the judges with their feats of theatrics. The one with the highest score wins $50 cash prize and bragging rights….until next year.
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EVOLVE:Birthday Celebration for DJ Sown
8PM – 2AM
Motor House
120 W North Ave, Baltimore
2 Rooms Of Great Music
In The Cafe: Classics/HipHop/R&B DJ Quest & “The Franchise” Jay Claxton
In The Main Room: House Music with DJ Marc LuvHouse, DJ Sown, and DJ KW Griff
Special Guest Charles Dockins On The Keys
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Freakout on the Hill w/ GODZ, Batworth Stone and Roger Frisky
8PM – 11PM
Mums
1132 S Hanover St, Baltimore
Manta Ray Records and Mum’s of Federal hill presents: A night of Psychedelic rock and roll with the legendary “GODZ” along with their friends Batworth Stone. Opening music from songwriter Roger Friskey.

Integrity (Night II), FULL of HELL, ILSA, Year of the Knife 1/12
8PM – ?
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
INTEGRITY (Night II), with FULL OF HELL, ILSA, Year of the Knife.
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The Neckbeards/Floor Space/pronouns + more
8PM – 12AM
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
Featuring: FLOOR SPACETHE CONCUSSION THEORYTHE NECKBEARDS, PRONOUNS, and DEDYUTH. Doors at 8PM $8/$10

Depth Perception Presents Emalkay with Nocturnal Status & Anoxex
8PM – 1:30AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Depth Perception is an exploration into the depths of electronic music in celebration of our diversity and roots as well as our vast future ahead. This January we are bringing you a night you will not want to miss hosted by one of you favorite Baltimore venues The 8×10! Featured Artists: EmalkayNocturnal StatusAnoxexMishiva, and ZB.
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Scandalous Saturdays: Broadway Night!
9PM – 1AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Sidebar’s monthly drag show presented by your host, Pariah Sinclair! January’s theme is BROADWAY! Each performer will be delivering a sickening performance from a broadway musical. Come on out and make sure to give a standing ovation!
Doors@9 Show@10 $8 over 21 // $10 under 21 or no ID One free drink with entry! (Drink ticket good for Natty Boh draft, rail drinks or shots)

Otakult x ANIparty!
9PM – 1:45AM
Club Orpheus
1003 E Pratt St, Baltimore
This month we’re celebrating Otakult early, since Animore Baltimore is right down the street! Come in your cosplay or show your badge for a discount on cover. This month we’re teaming up with special guest DJs from Anison Party, for an event you won’t want to miss! Long live the otaku! Featuring resident DJ Nevermore, and GUEST DJS: DJ APPARE, DJ Pleasant, DJ Wazahai, and DJ Dekimasen. 18+ to enter, 21+ to drink. $10 cover, or $5 if you come in cosplay or show your Animore badge!

Caligula Blushed –  w/ Disorder 
9PM – ?
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Featuring CALIGULA BLUSHED a Smiths/Morrissey Experience and DISORDER a Joy Division Tribute.
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Version with Trillnatured | Two-Year Anniversary
9PM – 2AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
t’s been two whole years of amazing energy, love and everything else GOOD. Here’s to celebrating what VERSION has become, born from an honest desire to simply dance all night in an environment that affirms queerness. Guest DJ Gemynii (The Conjure) is coming up from Durham, NC to party with us this month! Doors at 9 PM, with $2 PBR tall bois until 11 PM.

Sunday, January 13

Orchid Show – with the Maryland Orchid Society
Jan 11-13, 10AM – 4PM
Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
3100 Swann Dr, Baltimore
The Orchid – the largest and most diverse flowering plant family on earth, loved for its unmatched exotic beauty – is in the spotlight at the Rawlings Conservatory! The Conservatory, in partnership with the Maryland Orchid Society (MOS) is hosting an orchid show exhibiting MOS members’ prize-winning plants.

Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week
Jan 11-Jan 20, Daily
Participating Restaurants
Baltimore is a delicious city. Try somewhere new, go out to lunch, have a date night (or two). Two-course brunch and lunch menus range from $12-20, and three-course dinner menus range from $20-$35. Share your Baltimore Restaurant Week experiences with us on social media with the hashtag #BaltRW!
Make Reservations Here

Second Sunday Drag Brunch @ Hotel Indigo
12:30PM – 3:30PM
Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown
24 West Franklin Street, Baltimore
Join us at Poets Modern Cocktails & Eats in Hotel Indigo Baltimore the Second Sunday Monthly for our Sunday Drag Brunch featuring Sue Nami & guests! Enjoy Brunch with bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas. The cost is $35 and these events sell out quickly, reservations highly recommended, but not required. Self-Parking is complimentary at the 15 West Franklin Street garage with Drag Brunch! $35 includes buffet, entertainment and bottomless Bloody Mary or Mimosas. Taxes and 18% Gratuity additional. Parties from 2 – 10. Parties of 10+ please call 443-961-3400 Please note that seating is at 12:30pm. If you are not here by 12:45, your reservation will be released at 12:45 and seating made available to others.

Binology 101: The Basics of Wine Tasting
2PM – 3:30PM
Bin 604
604 South Exeter Street, Baltimore
Bin 604 Wine Sellers hosts a series of in-depth tasting classes for the burgeoning wine enthusiast. Join our wine experts for an entertaining 90-minute class jam-packed with valuable information, in a small, group format setting. In our Basics of Wine Tasting class, we explore the typical characteristics of popular grape varietals. Learn the basic terminology and techniques of wine tasting and how to recognize the subtle and subjective flavors of wine. Tickets are $29.
Buy Tickets Here

Blithe Spirit – Spotlighters
January 4 – 20, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
Spotlighters Theatre
817 Saint Paul St, Baltimore
Filled with the wit and charm of Noël Coward, Blithe Spirit is a comedy gem! Featuring: Thom Eric Sinn, Julie Press, Melanie Bishop, Suzanne Young, David Chalmers, Lindsey Schrott, and Shaneia Stewart. 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

And Then There Were None
Jan 11-Feb 10, Fri-Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
Vagabond Players, Inc.
806 S Broadway, Baltimore
Ten seeming strangers with suspicious pasts are brought together on a remote island that turns into a deathtrap where an unknown assassin executes them one by one. The Queen of Mystery (whose The Mousetrap thrilled Vagabond Players’ audiences five seasons ago) once again delivers a compelling puzzle with enough twists and turns to keep you gripped in your seat until the very, very end.
Buy Tickets Here

Thank You, Dad – by Aladrian C. Wetzel – world premiere
Jan 11-Jan 20, TR-Sat 8PM, Sun 3PM
Baltimore Theatre Project
45 W Preston St, Baltimore
Rapid Lemon Productions kicks off its 2019 season with the world premiere of Aladrian C. Wetzel’s THANK YOU, DAD… a collection of three short plays based on the life of the Reverend Jim Jones, founder of the deadly religious cult The Peoples Temple. THANK YOU, DAD is Rapid Lemon Productions’ first commissioned full-length play — a solo performance by RLP Artistic Director Lance Bankerd. Just 8 shows, at the historic Theatre Project in Baltimore. Come early, on Saturday, January 19 for the annual Variations Party. And stay for the 8pm performance of THANK YOU, DAD. Just announced: Industry Night performance, January 14th at 8pm.
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In the Closet by Third Wall Productions
Jan 11-27, Fr & Sat 8PM, Sun 3PM
Function Coworking Community
4709 Harford Rd, Baltimore
The show takes place inside both a literal and metaphorical closet. It opens with three gay men entering the closet for vastly different reasons. Man #1 is struggling with the long-term illness (cancer) of his partner. Man #2 is struggling with aging in a community he’s finding quite superficial. Man #3, a rape victim, was just told by the prosecutor he needs to act more straight on the stand. All three men are soon joined by John, who runs into the closet just after his first gay sexual encounter. The four men explore the varied reasons one might closet oneself in this cross-generational look at being in the closet, leaving the audience to wonder: can any one of them walk out?
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Annapolis Anarchy Fest III: Winter Madness
3PM – 10PM
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
Annapolis Anarchy is reaturning to brutalize Maryland’s capital with the thunderous roar of metal. This second day of Winter Madness will be filled with the most skull-crushing extreme metal ever conjured from the depths.
Featuring: Arsena, Emerge a Tyrant (MD), Ritualistic (VA), Crimson Orchid (MD), Terminal Resolution (MD), and Paid in Full (MD).

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, But Staged
5PM – 7PM
Strand Theater Company
5426 Harford Rd., Baltimore
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, But Staged is part of the Strand Theater Company’s ongoing series of workshops and performances dedicated to empowering women to tell their own stories. Using the template of consciousness-raising groups that sprung out of the Women’s Movement, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, But Staged creates a safe space for women-identified participants to find strength and community through sharing personal narratives. Each workshop participant has served as the director of their own show and each story has been created with the input of the entire ensemble. The performance, crafted over the course of forty-eight hours, is an intimate, raw, and a wholly feminist selection of stories representing the individual perspectives of each group member. Audience members are encouraged to join in the feminist festivities and warm-up with the artist-participants before the show, shout, dance, and drink wine.
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Mounted Tropicals Workshop
5:30PM – 7PM
B.Willow
220 West 27th, Baltimore
Learn how to mount a tropical of your choice on repurposed treated wood from Oak Hill Sawmill. We’ll have a variety of low-light and bright-light tropicals to choose from. Whichever plant you choose will be suited to stay on the board for a few years before needing to be replanted. We will be using treated wood that is able to sustain continual watering. Each participant will receive a board pre-drilled with screws that is ready for mounting your tropical plant. No discount for bringing in your own wood board. Participants will also receive 15% off plants during the workshop. $55 ticket includes all materials. For beverages during the workshop, feel free to BYOB!
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Jazz: Todd Marcus Quintet
7PM – 9PM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
Though use of bass clarinet in jazz typically leans heavily towards avant-garde and free-jazz styles, Marcus’ straight-ahead playing has carved out a unique voice for the instrument in modern jazz. His music swings hard with both a fiery and introspective intensity but also maintains a strong lyrical sensibility. Marcus balances his music career by running Intersection of Change, a nonprofit addressing poverty related issues in his Baltimore neighborhood. The organization runs a community arts program for children & adults, a recovery program for women overcoming drug addiction, and an urban farm, and has achieved significant community revitalization by renovating abandoned building and vacant lots.
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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!! But please reserve so we know you’re coming!

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 friends. All BIG Shows are FREE! But please reserve so we know you’re coming!

Get Silly Sundays Comedy Night
8PM – 11PM
The Lou Costello Room
1023 W 36th St, Baltimore
Get Silly Sundays Comedy Night! A comedy open mic bringing some of the best talent in the country. Door open at 7:30PM Show Begins at 8:00PM.

Adam Rudoph & Hamid Drake w.Lafayette Gilchrist,Jamal Moore
8PM – 10PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
This exclusive concert brings together two of the most innovative, influential and creative percussionists in modern music with two of the areas finest improvisers.
Adam Rudolph:congas,djembe, tarija, sintir, percussion, electronics.
Hamid Drake:drumset, vocals, frame drum, percussion.
Lafayette Gilchrist:piano.
Jamal Moore:reeds,percussion.
$20/10 students w.ID

Enjoy!

– Lindsey

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One thought on “Things to do in Baltimore this week 1/7/19

  1. Jean Marie Adrian says:

    Very glad you included Mdou Moctar’s show tonight at Creative Alliance. Artist like him show a very different image of Africa and Niger in particular. For once we will forget that Niger is the poorest country in the world (no it is not Haiti!)

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