Things to do in Baltimore this week 1/6/20

It’s a slow start to this week with not a whole lot of activities as we find our 2020 groove. The fun starts on Friday with the beginning of Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week! It runs from January 10 – 19 at these participating Baltimore Restaurants. I haven’t decided where I am going yet! You know I have to check out the Stockroom SALE at Poppy and Stella this weekend. I have a gift certificate I need to spend! Also, this week is your last chance to check out Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express at Everyman Theatre. You won’t see it done better anywhere else! I’m sticking with my $30 for 30 days deal at Movement Lab this month. The classes are so much fun! I’ve decided to keep my Rent the Runway UNLIMITED going after the holidays too because I’ve had so much fun with all the outfits. If you want to give it a try, Click Here!

Monday, January 6

Stone’s Throw Hash Pop-Up at R. House
Jan 6 – 19, 10AM – 9PM
R. House
301 W 29th St, Baltimore
We are excited to be coming back to the Pop Up at R. House! We will be serving up our healthy hashes at the Pop Up every day from Monday, January 6 through Sunday, January 19 and offering a new R. House exclusive hash while supplies last!

The BIG Indie Showcase!
7:30PM – 9PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
As the improv scene in Baltimore grows, more and more independent teams find themselves looking for a home. The monthly Indie Showcase delivers that at the BIG Theater with performances from three indie teams each month. Come see longtime indie favorites as well as new teams striking out on their own. Baltimore Improv Group offers free comedy shows every night of the week. But please reserve so we know you’re coming. This month features Justify This!, 110% and Akimbo, An Improv Comedy Team.

Monday Salsa Bachata Latin Dance Night With SalsaNow
8:30PM – 1AM
Fells point Tavern
1606 Thames St, Baltimore
SalsaNow presents you with Salsa and Bachata in the heart of Baltimore on Mondays. Fells Point Tavern is the current dance hotspot located on the waterfront Thames Street in Fells Point. Featuring great food and entertainment in this two level lovely venue with an outdoor patio. FREE dance lesson starts at 8 pm with Niss Albaig of SalsaNow. DJ SalsoMano G and dancing starts at 9 pm and goes to 1 am. All complimentary! Yes, all FREE! Street parking is free and plentiful after 8 pm in Fells Point. Caroline Street Garage on 805 S. Caroline Street is only $4, open until midnight. All ages welcome. 21+ to drink. Kitchen is open until 11 pm.

The Session Hosted By Clarence Ward III
8:30PM – 12AM
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.

Tuesday, January 7

Stone’s Throw Hash Pop-Up at R. House
Jan 6 – 19, 10AM – 9PM
R. House
301 W 29th St, Baltimore
We are excited to be coming back to the Pop Up at R. House! We will be serving up our healthy hashes at the Pop Up every day from Monday, January 6 through Sunday, January 19 and offering a new R. House exclusive hash while supplies last!

Taste & Tour at the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion
6PM – 7PM
The Engineers Club
11 W Mount Vernon Pl, Baltimore
During the late-1800s Gilded Age, you needed to secure an invitation from Mary Frick Garrett-Jacobs—a sign that you had been deemed worthy to rub elbows with society’s upper echelon—in order to visit the mansion. Today, however, you don’t need to belong to the upper crust, or even an invitation, to see the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion. You just need a ticket. For Mary Frick—often referred to as “Baltimore’s Mrs. Astor”—her lifelong passion project was the Mount Vernon Place mansion that now bears her name. To create the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion, she ultimately combined three large rowhomes into one 40-room showcase that featured the work of two prominent architects: Stanford White and John Russell Pope. Sign up for our new Taste & Tour series, during which you can enjoy a docent-led tour of the mansion, learn its history, and enjoy a signature cocktail or sparkling water.
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An Artist’s Evolution: Shinique Smith and Cara Ober
7PM – 8PM
Enoch Pratt Free Library
400 Cathedral St, Baltimore
Join us for a conversation between Cara Ober about Shinique Smith’s practice, and how growing up in Baltimore influenced her path as an artist. Shinique Smith is known for her monumental works of bundled fabric, calligraphy and collage inspired by the vast nature of ‘things’ that we consume and discard, which resonate on a spiritual and social scale. Her work demonstrates how connections can be made between materials in ways that challenge us to think differently about the life of our belongings. Cara Ober writes about Baltimore’s unique cultural landscape from the perspective of an artist, feminist, and culture worker. She approaches the art community from a constructive and critical perspective informed by material and pop culture, history, social movements, and politics. As the founding editor of BmoreArt, Baltimore’s daily online art magazine and biannual print journal, Ober has written critical reviews, essays, interviews, and opinion editorials for the past decade about contemporary art, museum culture, and the innovative ways artists sustain a professional creative practice. Ober has taught and lectured at MICA, Johns Hopkins University, American University, UMBC, Towson University, and Goucher College. She holds an MFA in painting from MICA and a degree in fine arts from American University. No registration required. Seating is first come, first serve. Please note that marking interest does not reserve a seat. Parking is free on Park Avenue and Cathedral Street after 6pm. Parking is $5 in the Franklin Street Garage after 5pm.

Charm City Trivia Tuesdays
7:30PM – 9:30PM
Full Tilt Brewing
5604 York Road, Baltimore
Come join us as we welcome Charm City Trivia to our Fully Tilted family. Every Tuesday will will have them in-house orchestrating some of the best trivia in the city. Beer, gift certificates, merch, etc… who knows what you could bring home with you from week to week if your team comes out on top. Come find out with us.

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express
Dec 3 – Jan 11, Tue – Thur 7:30PM, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sat & Sun 2PM, Sun 7PM
Everyman Theatre
315 W Fayette St, Baltimore
Mystery, romance, and mayhem aboard the world’s most glamorous train! Board the exotic Orient Express as it takes off into the opulence and grandeur of the 1930s, with a train full of suspects and an alibi for each one. This dazzling new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s masterpiece from comedic master Ken Ludwig is filled with twists, turns, and larger-than-life characters. Wax your mustache and bring your family as detective Hercule Poirot solves the perfect murder mystery this holiday season.
Buy Tickets Here

Wednesday, January 8

Stone’s Throw Hash Pop-Up at R. House
Jan 6 – 19, 10AM – 9PM
R. House
301 W 29th St, Baltimore
We are excited to be coming back to the Pop Up at R. House! We will be serving up our healthy hashes at the Pop Up every day from Monday, January 6 through Sunday, January 19 and offering a new R. House exclusive hash while supplies last!

Winter Skin Soirée in The Garden Room
6PM – 8PM
Topside
612 Cathedral St, Baltimore
Kick off 2020 with luxury green skincare and your favorite Baltimore influencers at Skincando’s Baltimore launch party! Come see what your “Skincando!” The woman-owned line of all-natural and organic skincare products has been a DC staple, and we’re excited to bring it to Baltimore! Meet founder, licensed aesthetician, and all around #BossBabe Sara D’Amelio, and get one of her famous skincare consultations. Enjoy light bites and a signature cocktail as you mix and mingle in the beautiful Garden Room at Topside in the Hotel Revival. The first 10 guests in line will get a special gift bag of Skincando goodies to take home! This is a free event but space is extremely limited! Free Ticket Here to secure your complimentary ticket.

Art Night at Waverly Brewing
6PM – 10PM
Waverly Brewing Company
1625 Union Avenue Suite C, Baltimore
The concept is simple: bring art supplies, draw and network with other people, while listening to music. It’s a great way to kick yourself back into your creative work. There is no pressure, no skill requirement, and you can work on whatever you want. Be productive while being social. There will be about ten or so artists with their easels set up, including: Reed Bmore, Richard Best, Will Shanklin, Thalia Patrinos (Tippy), Justin Hartman, Freyja Golbach, Jon Wood, William Wright, Matt Shelby, Madi Moon, and more to come. Music by the incomparable and industrious James Nasty!

Terrarium Building Workshop
6:30PM – 8PM
B.Willow (Remington)
220 West 27th Street, 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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Club 1727: An Open Musical-Improv Jam
7PM – 9PM
Baltimore Improv Group
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Open musical-improv practice at The BIG Theater. Learn musical improv games and song formats in a fun and supportive environment. No music background or musical improv experience necessary. Accompaniment by Brian E. Young on the keyboard and ukulele. Bring your voice, musical instruments, and learn the joy of making up songs in the moment at the speed of fun.

Traveling Trivia stops at Alexander’s Tavern in Fell’s Point
7PM – 9:30PM
Alexander’s Tavern
710 S Broadway, Baltimore
One of Baltimore’s BEST Trivia nights (#walshtrivia) takes the show on the road stopping at a DIFFERENT venue each week! This week, we’ll be at Alexander’s Tavern, a locally owned neighborhood favorite in Fell’s Point, Baltimore. Join us at 7pm on Wednesday, Jan 8th for delicious food, refreshing drinks, and a specially written trivia that will be both challenging and fun! Trivia is free to play of course, and we will have a prize for the winning team, as well as one for the highest placing ‘small team’. The Tavern also offers some phenomenal food and drink specials. If you love Trivia (and maybe even if you don’t) then a brilliant time is guaranteed!

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express
Dec 3 – Jan 11, Tue – Thur 7:30PM, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sat & Sun 2PM, Sun 7PM
Everyman Theatre
315 W Fayette St, Baltimore
Mystery, romance, and mayhem aboard the world’s most glamorous train! Board the exotic Orient Express as it takes off into the opulence and grandeur of the 1930s, with a train full of suspects and an alibi for each one. This dazzling new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s masterpiece from comedic master Ken Ludwig is filled with twists, turns, and larger-than-life characters. Wax your mustache and bring your family as detective Hercule Poirot solves the perfect murder mystery this holiday season.
Buy Tickets Here

Top Secret at the Crown
8PM – ?
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
A comedy show with one rule: you can’t write your own jokes. Comics perform sets they’ve never seen before, written by the other comedians and audience members, and do their best to make you laugh. A wild, unpredictable night!

Thursday, January 9

Stone’s Throw Hash Pop-Up at R. House
Jan 6 – 19, 10AM – 9PM
R. House
301 W 29th St, Baltimore
We are excited to be coming back to the Pop Up at R. House! We will be serving up our healthy hashes at the Pop Up every day from Monday, January 6 through Sunday, January 19 and offering a new R. House exclusive hash while supplies last!

Mighty Malbec!
6PM – 8PM
BIN 604 Wine Sellers
604 S Exeter St, Baltimore
It may have been born and raised in France, but Malbec has become Argentina’s premier grape showing itself to be inky, dark, and robust in its home away from home. We will be pouring a full range of the Malbecs all smoky, spicy, dark-fruited and delicious. You’re sure to find a new favorite. Tickets are $10 with a $5 credit toward featured wines.
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Silent Book Club – Baltimore
7:30PM – 9PM
Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse
1225 Cathedral St, Baltimore
BYO book to Read, Wine, Repeat! Meet in the conservatory bar.
7:30: mingle, order, and share what we’re reading
8-9: read & sip silently for a solid
9:00: organic dispersal (but stay as long as you want)

The Wiz
Dec 7 – Jan 12, TR – Sat 7:30PM, Sat 2PM, Sun 3PM
ArtsCentric
2600 N Howard Street, Baltimore
The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is a joyous modern retelling of L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s story reflecting contemporary African-American culture. After Dorothy gets swept up in a tornado, she finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz. There, she makes new friends, battles evil witches, and seeks the aid of the all-powerful and mysterious Wiz. Ultimately, Dorothy finds that, if you believe with all your heart, you can always find your way home. With an infectious soul score by Charles Smalls and book by William F. Brown, dynamic numbers, and endearing cast of characters, The Wiz is a joyous explosion of music, dance, magic, and heart to delight audience members of all ages.
Buy Tickets Here

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express
Dec 3 – Jan 11, Tue – Thur 7:30PM, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sat & Sun 2PM, Sun 7PM
Everyman Theatre
315 W Fayette St, Baltimore
Mystery, romance, and mayhem aboard the world’s most glamorous train! Board the exotic Orient Express as it takes off into the opulence and grandeur of the 1930s, with a train full of suspects and an alibi for each one. This dazzling new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s masterpiece from comedic master Ken Ludwig is filled with twists, turns, and larger-than-life characters. Wax your mustache and bring your family as detective Hercule Poirot solves the perfect murder mystery this holiday season.
Buy Tickets Here

Zydeco Legend: Nathan & The Zydeco Cha-Chas
8PM – 11PM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
We might be a bit biased, but we think Nathan & The Zydeco Cha-Chas are one of the most dynamic zydeco bands on the planet. Led by deeply soulful Nathan Williams, the Cha-Chas are zydeco band with some serious blues chops whose sound is deeply traditional and also uniquely their own. This is a limited seating dance party. There will be few seats on the floor, which will be kept open to accommodate dancers.
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Shocktail Hour Is Getting “Thinner”
9PM – 12AM
Golden West Cafe
1105 W 36th St, Baltimore
Need a little inspiration for your New Years resolution? Well you’re in luck because in January, Shocktail Hour is getting…Thinner. Here’s the skinny. You’re actually already perfect the way you are, so screw the “new year, new you” crap and come have a good time when we screen THINNER. Maybe we’ll even serve up some pie. It will be a night to die-t for. 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!

Friday, January 10

Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week
Jan 10 – 19
Participating Baltimore Restaurants
The oldest, biggest, and best Restaurant week in the region returns January 10-19, 2020. Dine out at Maryland’s best restaurants while they offer exquisite food and exceptional deals. Enjoy two-course $15 or $20 brunch and lunch menus, and three-course dinner menus for $25, $35, or $45. Make your reservations early as there will be no formal extension this year. Click Here to view menus and make reservations. Share your Baltimore Restaurant Week experiences on social media with the hashtag #BaltRW20!

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Stockroom SALE!
Jan 10 – 12, Fri & Sat 10AM – 8PM, Sun 11AM – 5PM
Poppy and Stella
728 S Broadway, Baltimore
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We know the holidays have come and gone, but that just means it’s time to shop our biggest sale of the year. Mark it down on your calendars now, because you won’t want to miss this one! 50% -90% off EVERYTHING! Tickets for VIP Early Access on Jan 9.

Stone’s Throw Hash Pop-Up at R. House
Jan 6 – 19, 10AM – 9PM
R. House
301 W 29th St, Baltimore
We are excited to be coming back to the Pop Up at R. House! We will be serving up our healthy hashes at the Pop Up every day from Monday, January 6 through Sunday, January 19 and offering a new R. House exclusive hash while supplies last!

Wine Tasting Fridays
5PM – 8PM
Spirits of Mt Vernon
900 N CHARLES STREET, Baltimore
Check out our weekly FREE wine tasting and live music every Friday night, starting at 5pm!

Artists Reception for P.O.P.
6:30PM – 9:30PM
Gong-yu yesul Gallery
1915 Maryland Ave, Baltimore
Join us in celebrating the inaugural Gong-yu yesul Gallery exhibit. Gong-yu yesul means: to share art. Located in Koreatown in Baltimore our gallery a division of Stillpointe Theatre plans to do just that, share art. P.O.P. perlustration of printmaking. Accompanies the StillPointe Theatre production of: Pop! Who shot Andy Warhol?

Craft Your Own Cocktail Tour
7PM – 8:30PM
Sagamore Spirit
301 E Cromwell St
Always wanted to learn how to make cocktails like the pros? Come join one of our tour guides as we walk you through the history of Sagamore Spirit and the process of how we make all our Rye Whiskey. Gather in one of our tasting rooms with individual stations to make some of our signature cocktails. You’ll get hands on in creating two cocktails, that are easy enough to recreate at home. This quarter guests will make our Sagamore Sour and Winter Raspberry Smash. Get ready to get hands-on creating these thirst quenching cocktails!
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Music Under the Dome: Ziggy Stardust
7PM – 10PM
Maryland Science Center
601 Light St, Baltimore
Experience The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and Spiders from Mars in a way you never have before—in 360-degree sound and visuals on the expansive screen of our planetarium dome. Freak out in a Moonage Daydream with the assistance of our planetarium operators. You’ll fly through galaxies and constellations coated in vivid glam graphics all the way to Suffragette City in an alien rock show you can’t get anywhere else—this is Music Under the Dome.
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Friday Night Stand Up
7:30PM & 9PM
The Lou Costello Room
1023 W 36th St, Baltimore
Friday Night Stand Up every Friday night in The Lou Room! 4 great comedians for just $5. 2 shows – 7:30 and 9pm. With your host Michael Furr Comedy. Followed by our ever popular Friday Night Late Night at 10:30 hosted by Ian Salyers.
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The Wiz
Dec 7 – Jan 12, TR – Sat 7:30PM, Sat 2PM, Sun 3PM
ArtsCentric
2600 N Howard Street, Baltimore
The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is a joyous modern retelling of L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s story reflecting contemporary African-American culture. After Dorothy gets swept up in a tornado, she finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz. There, she makes new friends, battles evil witches, and seeks the aid of the all-powerful and mysterious Wiz. Ultimately, Dorothy finds that, if you believe with all your heart, you can always find your way home. With an infectious soul score by Charles Smalls and book by William F. Brown, dynamic numbers, and endearing cast of characters, The Wiz is a joyous explosion of music, dance, magic, and heart to delight audience members of all ages.
Buy Tickets Here

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express
Dec 3 – Jan 11, Tue – Thur 7:30PM, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sat & Sun 2PM, Sun 7PM
Everyman Theatre
315 W Fayette St, Baltimore
Mystery, romance, and mayhem aboard the world’s most glamorous train! Board the exotic Orient Express as it takes off into the opulence and grandeur of the 1930s, with a train full of suspects and an alibi for each one. This dazzling new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s masterpiece from comedic master Ken Ludwig is filled with twists, turns, and larger-than-life characters. Wax your mustache and bring your family as detective Hercule Poirot solves the perfect murder mystery this holiday season.
Buy Tickets Here

The Foreigner
Dec 13 – Jan 12, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
Spotlighters Theatre
817 Saint Paul St, Baltimore
The Foreigner is a fun, two-act comedy by American playwright Larry Shue. The story takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Tilghman County, Georgia where two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive as guests. The shy Charlie agreed to accompany Froggy on the trip after his sick wife begged him to go. When people at the lodge try to talk to Charlie, however, he remains silent: he is terribly shy, depressed about his wife’s illness, and cannot find the words to reply. Froggy claims that Charlie cannot talk because he is a “foreigner” from an exotic country, and does not understand English. Taking the explanation that he’s a non-English speaker as fact, the lodge’s guests quickly begin revealing their secrets, and Charlie soon discovers scandals amongst some of the residents of the lodge. Set against a backdrop of white supremacy and the KKK, who work to take control of the lodge and remove the “Foreigner” this comedy allows us to confront the xenophobia and racism still present today.
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Senegalese Superstar: Cheikh Lô
8PM – 11PM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
Cheikh Lô is one of the great mavericks of African music. A superb singer, guitarist, and percussionist he has created his sound, an evolution of Senegalese mbalax, the intricate dance music of Senegal, by incorporating a variety of West African music. Lô dedicates both his life and music to Baye Fall, a specifically Senegalese form of Islam. It’s a part of the larger Islamic brotherhood of Mouridism which was established by Bamba (Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba M’Becke) at the end of the 19th century. Bamba’s closest disciple Cheikh Ibra Fall established the Baye Fall movement. Lo’s own visual style is inspired by the Baye Fall trademarks – patchwork clothes and long dreadlocks. Cheikh Lô is an artist unlike any other in music. It’s not just his unique appearance – with long dreadlocks and his colorful patchwork clothes – that sets him apart; his career is constantly evolving, incorporating influences from around the world. Wherever his musical journey takes him you can be no matter what, will always sound like Cheikh Lô.
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The Lunar Effect: A Cosmic Comedy Hour
10PM – 11PM
Baltimore Improv Group
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
It is the Age of Aquarius, and the time has come for the secrets of the Universe to be revealed to all those who seek. Come ready to receive as one astrologer ushers in the power of the Zodiac and the Full Moon to bring forth a message through improvisational comedy. This show is highly experimental and there is no way to know exactly what will happen. Prepare yourselves to surrender to the flow of the Cosmos! Baltimore Improv Group offers free comedy shows every night of the week. But please reserve so we know you’re coming.

Drag Queen Bingo Brass Tap Baltimore – January Edition
10PM – 12AM
The Brass Tap – Baltimore
1205 W Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore
Drag Bingo! Second Friday of Every Month at 10pm! Join us for a great Drag Bingo party, featuring Regina Jozet Adams, Queen Jalah Nicole, and Ashlee Jozet Adams! Sponsored by UNION Craft Brewing – and #divine – named for Baltimore’s most famous Drag Queen, hon! Note that this is a 21 and over event.
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Saturday, January 11

Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week
Jan 10 – 19
Participating Baltimore Restaurants
The oldest, biggest, and best Restaurant week in the region returns January 10-19, 2020. Dine out at Maryland’s best restaurants while they offer exquisite food and exceptional deals. Enjoy two-course $15 or $20 brunch and lunch menus, and three-course dinner menus for $25, $35, or $45. Make your reservations early as there will be no formal extension this year. Click Here to view menus and make reservations. Share your Baltimore Restaurant Week experiences on social media with the hashtag #BaltRW20!

Stockroom SALE!
Jan 10 – 12, Fri & Sat 10AM – 8PM, Sun 11AM – 5PM
Poppy and Stella
728 S Broadway, Baltimore
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We know the holidays have come and gone, but that just means it’s time to shop our biggest sale of the year. Mark it down on your calendars now, because you won’t want to miss this one! 50% -90% off EVERYTHING! Tickets for VIP Early Access on Jan 9.

Stone’s Throw Hash Pop-Up at R. House
Jan 6 – 19, 10AM – 9PM
R. House
301 W 29th St, Baltimore
We are excited to be coming back to the Pop Up at R. House! We will be serving up our healthy hashes at the Pop Up every day from Monday, January 6 through Sunday, January 19 and offering a new R. House exclusive hash while supplies last!

Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market
10:30AM – 11:30AM
Faidley’s @ Lexington Market
203 N Paca St, Baltimore
Begun in the early 1800s on land donated by John Eager Howard, Baltimore’s iconic Lexington Market holds the title as the oldest market in America. Ralph Waldo Emerson also dubbed it “the gastronomic capital of the world.” During the tour, we will visit Faidley’s, Berger’s, Konstant’s Candy, and other vendors that have been in their stall for a century or more. We will also explore the catacombs under the marketplace. Rediscovered in 1951 during the construction of a parking garage, the origins of these tunnels and vaults are mysterious. Were they used for cold storage before refrigeration? Did they house distilleries during Prohibition? We may not get the definitive answer, but we’ll at least get a first-hand look at these spaces that are normally closed to the public.
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Harbor Point Ice Festival 2020
12PM – 6PM
Harbor Point
1310 Point Street, Baltimore
Central Plaza in Harbor Point will come alive for the Ice Festival on Saturday, January 11, 2020! The plaza will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland with ice sculptures lining the walkways, DJ’s, food vendors, family activities, and more! Watch the excitement as award-winning ice sculptors use chainsaws and chisels to create spectacular ice sculptures. NEW this year, come play in the Disney On Ice Kids Zone! Featuring: Frozen Bounce House with Slide, Strolling Princess Performers, Interactive Disney Ice Sculptures, Face-painting, Kids crafts and Hot Chocolate Bar by Macaroni Kid, and Other exciting elements like an inflatable Olaf! Enjoy food from one of the food trucks and music from a live DJ.

Binology 101: The Basics of Wine Tasting
2PM – 3:30PM
BIN 604 Wine Sellers
604 S Exeter St, 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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The Dinner Detective Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Show
6PM – 9PM
Radisson Hotel Baltimore Downtown-Inner Harbor
101 West Fayette Street, Baltimore
America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show is now playing in Baltimore, Maryland! Solve a hilarious crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect before you know it! Join us for an event that is very different from a traditional murder mystery dinner show. Our actors are not dressed in costume and are hidden in the audience! This results in a fun, social and interactive evening suitable for all adults. Tickets Include: 4-Course Dinner, Murder Mystery Entertainment, and Prize Package for Top Sleuth.
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POC Jam! A Free Improv Comedy Gathering
6PM – 7PM
Baltimore Improv Group
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
This improv jam is open to students and players who identify as a person of color. The purpose of the jam is to create a supportive creative enviroment for people of color and to have fun! All shows and jams at the Baltimore Improv Group are free, but please reserve here so we know you’re coming!

Murder Mystery Dinner in Baltimore
7PM – 10PM
Ikaros Restaurant
4901 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
Join The Murder Mystery Company live in Baltimore for the showing of Best Laid Plans, an immersive mystery experience full of twists and turns. A murder will occur and your sleuthing skills will be put to the test as you work to determine whodunnit. You’ll have the chance to examine clues and mingle with suspects to deduce the culprit as you dine on a killer three-course meal. You might even become a suspect yourself! Tickets go fast, so get yours today.
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The Wiz
Dec 7 – Jan 12, TR – Sat 7:30PM, Sat 2PM, Sun 3PM
ArtsCentric
2600 N Howard Street, Baltimore
The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is a joyous modern retelling of L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s story reflecting contemporary African-American culture. After Dorothy gets swept up in a tornado, she finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz. There, she makes new friends, battles evil witches, and seeks the aid of the all-powerful and mysterious Wiz. Ultimately, Dorothy finds that, if you believe with all your heart, you can always find your way home. With an infectious soul score by Charles Smalls and book by William F. Brown, dynamic numbers, and endearing cast of characters, The Wiz is a joyous explosion of music, dance, magic, and heart to delight audience members of all ages.
Buy Tickets Here

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express
Dec 3 – Jan 11, Tue – Thur 7:30PM, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sat & Sun 2PM, Sun 7PM
Everyman Theatre
315 W Fayette St, Baltimore
Mystery, romance, and mayhem aboard the world’s most glamorous train! Board the exotic Orient Express as it takes off into the opulence and grandeur of the 1930s, with a train full of suspects and an alibi for each one. This dazzling new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s masterpiece from comedic master Ken Ludwig is filled with twists, turns, and larger-than-life characters. Wax your mustache and bring your family as detective Hercule Poirot solves the perfect murder mystery this holiday season.
Buy Tickets Here

The Foreigner
Dec 13 – Jan 12, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
Spotlighters Theatre
817 Saint Paul St, Baltimore
The Foreigner is a fun, two-act comedy by American playwright Larry Shue. The story takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Tilghman County, Georgia where two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive as guests. The shy Charlie agreed to accompany Froggy on the trip after his sick wife begged him to go. When people at the lodge try to talk to Charlie, however, he remains silent: he is terribly shy, depressed about his wife’s illness, and cannot find the words to reply. Froggy claims that Charlie cannot talk because he is a “foreigner” from an exotic country, and does not understand English. Taking the explanation that he’s a non-English speaker as fact, the lodge’s guests quickly begin revealing their secrets, and Charlie soon discovers scandals amongst some of the residents of the lodge. Set against a backdrop of white supremacy and the KKK, who work to take control of the lodge and remove the “Foreigner” this comedy allows us to confront the xenophobia and racism still present today.
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Can I Kick It? Presents: Black Belt Jones
8PM – 11PM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
CAN I KICK IT? is a unique film experience, produced by SHAOLIN JAZZ, that caters to the lovers of Martial Arts flicks, the music they inspired, and everything in between. At each CAN I KICK IT? Event SHAOLIN JAZZ screens a cult-classic martial arts film, and the movie is given a unique scene-by-scene score featuring a blend of hip hop, soul, funk, and more mixed LIVE by DJ 2-Tone Jones. The result – your movie experience is redefined by 2-Tone’s live soundtrack!
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The Baltimore Tastemakers Series
8PM – 9PM
Baltimore Improv Group
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
An interview and comedy show with black people in Baltimore who are making moves. With black performers from BIG troupes including Casually Dope and Cake Walk.

Sunday, January 12

Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week
Jan 10 – 19
Participating Baltimore Restaurants
The oldest, biggest, and best Restaurant week in the region returns January 10-19, 2020. Dine out at Maryland’s best restaurants while they offer exquisite food and exceptional deals. Enjoy two-course $15 or $20 brunch and lunch menus, and three-course dinner menus for $25, $35, or $45. Make your reservations early as there will be no formal extension this year. Click Here to view menus and make reservations. Share your Baltimore Restaurant Week experiences on social media with the hashtag #BaltRW20!

Stone’s Throw Hash Pop-Up at R. House
Jan 6 – 19, 10AM – 9PM
R. House
301 W 29th St, Baltimore
We are excited to be coming back to the Pop Up at R. House! We will be serving up our healthy hashes at the Pop Up every day from Monday, January 6 through Sunday, January 19 and offering a new R. House exclusive hash while supplies last!

Stockroom SALE!
Jan 10 – 12, Fri & Sat 10AM – 8PM, Sun 11AM – 5PM
Poppy and Stella
728 S Broadway, Baltimore
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We know the holidays have come and gone, but that just means it’s time to shop our biggest sale of the year. Mark it down on your calendars now, because you won’t want to miss this one! 50% -90% off EVERYTHING! Tickets for VIP Early Access on Jan 9.

Board Game Day!
12PM – 8PM
Nepenthe Brewing Co.
3626 Falls Road, Baltimore
Are you ready to play some games?! Join us for our monthly BYOBG day! Bring your favorite board game or borrow one of ours, hunker down with a few beers, and spend the day playing on our extra large tables – perfect for your game of choice. Bring your friends or make some new ones; games are welcome all day. PS. We’ll have brunch until 3 and our regular menu all day! This is a FREE event. No RSVP or reservations necessary, just show up and play!

Second Sundays Crab Feasts
1PM – 6PM
Full Tilt Brewing
5604 York Road, Baltimore
Join us at The Taproom on the 2nd Sunday of each month of the year as we work with some of the best local seafood vendors Charm City has to offer. The December event will be supplied by Jimmy’s Famous Seafood and runs from Noon to 6pm! No tickets necessary and crabs sold by the 1/2 dozen and dozen. Pricing as follows:
Medium/Large Males Mixed: $40 per 1/2 dozen, $79 per dozen – Crab Cake Sandwich served with fries: $16-5oz, $22-8oz -Shrimp Salad Sandwich: $12 – Maryland Combo: $22-5oz crabcake sandwich and shrimp salad – Crabby Chicken Sandwich: $12 – Fried Shrimp Sandwich served with fries: $12 – Crabby Fries: $8 – Greek Salad: $8 – Update any meal to Crabby Fries: $4.

Macrame Hanging Planter Workshop
2PM – 5PM
Waverly Brewing Company
1625 Union Avenue, Baltimore
January’s Second Sunday Crafts & Craft at Waverly Brewing Co. is sure to help you get out of your head and into a new hobby for winter…. or just make the one… we aren’t judging. Which Crafters’ specialty is not only showing you all of the tricks and steps to make an awesome Macrame Hanging Planter but also get you to set down your phone and enjoy the moment with new friends and old all while getting drink specials on some amazing locally crafted brews at Waverly Brewery. $45
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The Foreigner
Dec 13 – Jan 12, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
Spotlighters Theatre
817 Saint Paul St, Baltimore
The Foreigner is a fun, two-act comedy by American playwright Larry Shue. The story takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Tilghman County, Georgia where two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive as guests. The shy Charlie agreed to accompany Froggy on the trip after his sick wife begged him to go. When people at the lodge try to talk to Charlie, however, he remains silent: he is terribly shy, depressed about his wife’s illness, and cannot find the words to reply. Froggy claims that Charlie cannot talk because he is a “foreigner” from an exotic country, and does not understand English. Taking the explanation that he’s a non-English speaker as fact, the lodge’s guests quickly begin revealing their secrets, and Charlie soon discovers scandals amongst some of the residents of the lodge. Set against a backdrop of white supremacy and the KKK, who work to take control of the lodge and remove the “Foreigner” this comedy allows us to confront the xenophobia and racism still present today.
Buy Tickets Here

The Wiz
Dec 7 – Jan 12, TR – Sat 7:30PM, Sat 2PM, Sun 3PM
ArtsCentric
2600 N Howard Street, Baltimore
The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is a joyous modern retelling of L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s story reflecting contemporary African-American culture. After Dorothy gets swept up in a tornado, she finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz. There, she makes new friends, battles evil witches, and seeks the aid of the all-powerful and mysterious Wiz. Ultimately, Dorothy finds that, if you believe with all your heart, you can always find your way home. With an infectious soul score by Charles Smalls and book by William F. Brown, dynamic numbers, and endearing cast of characters, The Wiz is a joyous explosion of music, dance, magic, and heart to delight audience members of all ages.
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John Wall Barger, Donald Berger & Luke Stromberg Poetry Reading
4PM – 6PM
Bird in Hand Charles Village
11 E 33rd Street, Baltimore
The HOT L Poets Series presents John Wall Barger, Don Berger & Luke Stromberg with open mic for poetry! The HOT L, a monthly reading on Second Sundays, is sponsored by Smartish Pace magazine and the Baltimore Poets Theater.
John Wall Barger’s poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Rattle, The Cincinnati Review, Poetry Ireland Review, and Best of the Best Canadian Poetry. His fourth book is The Mean Game. He teaches at La Salle University.
Donald Berger is the author of The Long Time, a bilingual edition in English and German, Quality Hill, and The Cream-Filled Muse. A former Fulbright Fellow, he has helped direct the MFA program at the University of Maryland, and is currently teaching writing at JHU.
Luke Stromberg’s work has appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New Criterion, The Hopkins Review, The Dark Horse, and elsewhere. He teaches at Eastern University and La Salle University and serves as associate poetry editor for E-Verse Radio.

Charm City Trivia at Cross Street Market
6:30PM – 8:30PM
Cross Street Market
1065 S Charles Street, Baltimore
Charm City Trivia is Maryland’s best live trivia gameshow! Enjoy weekly trivia fun for all ages and skill levels — bring your friends or make some new ones, every Sunday at the Market. Maybe you’ll win some delicious prizes.

Taco Dog — an Improv Comedy Show
7:30PM – 8:30PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Tacos are great, dogs are great, and Taco Dog is super great. We play youtube clips, pause them, and then ask improvisers to complete the scenes. It’s ridiculous and hilarious, and following an economic model we don’t fully understand, it’s 100% free. Baltimore Improv Group offers free comedy shows every night of the week. But please reserve so we know you’re coming.

Enjoy!

– Lindsey

One thought on “Things to do in Baltimore this week 1/6/20

  1. MTR The Network says:

    Very useful. Thanks for posting. I’m going to Can I Kick It? Presents: Black Belt Jones but missing the Ravens playoff game. Great post.

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