Things to do in Baltimore this week 1/27/20

Hi friends! I’m currently in Rhode Island but I hope you are having fun in Baltimore. When I get back I’m finally going to check out Maximón with my GalPals on Thursday. Another great week of theater is ahead! On Friday I’m going to Opening Night of Safe Space by Single Carrot at Clifton Park Mansion House. Opening weekend is already sold out but you can still catch the preview shows before that and it will run through February 23. Then hopefully going to see POP: Who Shot Andy Warhol? at StillPointe Theatre on Saturday. I’m still working on my fitness at Movement Lab. Make sure you don’t miss out on their 30 days for $30 deal! I’m still enjoying my Rent the Runway UNLIMITED and they are offering $100 off for new members right now. If you want to give it a try, Click Here!

Monday, January 27

Baltimore’s Civil Rights Heritage: Shaping the National Movement
6:30PM – 8PM
Enoch Pratt Free Library
400 Cathedral St, Baltimore
Featuring special guest, Reverend Al Hathaway from Union Bapist Church. Baltimore’s airport is named after Civil Rights giant Thurgood Marshall, and plaques in Fell’s Point show where Frederick Douglass took his stand against slavery and for equality. In addition to these well-known leaders, dozens of other Baltimoreans committed themselves to struggle for Civil Rights and helped shape The Movement locally and nationally. Reverend Harvey Johnson worked from Union Baptist Church on Druid Hill Avenue to create some of the first Civil Rights organizations in the country as early as the 1880s. Lillie Carroll Jackson, who headed Baltimore’s branch of the NAACP for 50 years, pioneered non-violent protest tactics that engaged young people. Clarence Mitchell led the NAACPs efforts to pass ground-breaking Civil Rights legislation in Congress in the 1960s. Baltimore Heritage has spent three years documenting Baltimore’s Civil Rights legacy for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Join the organization’s executive director, Mr. Johns Hopkins, to learn more of how Baltimore has shaped the Civil Rights Movement for over 100 years.

BBP: January Pre-Ride
7PM – 9PM
St. Mary’s Park
600 N Paca St, Baltimore
This is the pre-ride for ‘Bike Party: Night at the Arcade‘ at a faster pace, but doable for all biker skill levels, this~ 9 mile jaunt traces the plotted Bike Party path to see if it’s juuuust right for the main event. A few of us will be hanging out at [TBD] after the ride, please join us. Please check back the day of in case we need to make any changes!

Katie Callahan at Teavolve’s 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. 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! Tonight we’re joined by Katie Callahan. Born in DC, raised in Hawaii, and living in Baltimore, Katie Callahan writes songs from her lived experience and empathy for that of others, telling the stories that have shaped her world through music.

The Saddest Day Of The Year Party 2020
7:30PM – 11:30PM
No Land Beyond
2125 Maryland Ave, Baltimore
Misery loves company. Join us on Monday, January 27th at No Land Beyond to socialize or stand against the wall in recognition of this cold, dark Monday in January. There will be drink specials, sad photos in the photo booth and rooms full of unmotivated party goers like yourself. Bad advice tickets, Wall Of Woes, pre-made name tags, caption table and other sad experiences will be scattered throughout two floors so you can avoid talking strangers and look distracted. This celebration is belated and being held a week late; click here to learn more about Blue Monday, the Saddest Day of The Year. Featuring Two Photo Booths by Side A Photography (!!), music from DJ Mark Brown and DJ Eddible, Sad boardgames provided by No Land Beyond, a Wall of Woes, customized name tags & more. This is the 7th Saddest Day Of The Year party. Without encouragement, people over the years have added their own flair to the party like handing out tax forms, dressing in oversized sweatsuits, costuming as a bride left at the alter, showcasing a face painted with tears… do your thing. Everyone is welcome to come. There will be several name tags to pick from like, “CTRL ALT DELETE”, “I regret my tattoo”, “Morrissey”, etc. Choose the one that speaks to you. Yes, there will be a food table with snacks including a jumbo box of pop tarts. Feel free to bring something depressing to eat and label it at the Table Of Contents (ie: Breakup Brie, Depression Cherries, etc.) There is no fee to attend.

BIG’s Monday Funday – Comedy Improv
7:30PM – 8:30PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
In Roman times, Mondays came in the middle of the week, except during leap months, when there was only one Monday, and everyone still hated them. But at BIG, we love Mondays, especially our Monday Funday, when Local Spot hosts two guest teams and performs a Monoscene, too. Ave, dies Lunae!!! Baltimore Improv Group offers free comedy shows every night of the week. But please reserve so we know you’re coming.

New Blood Night at Mobtown Ballroom
7:50PM – 1AM
Mobtown Ballroom
861 Washington Blvd, Baltimore
Today we aren’t starved for new recruits, but we want to bask in how good it feels to introduce friends to other friends, make new people feel welcome, and ease beginners into social dancing with as little terror as possible. That’s why on January 27th, week 3 of our Monday Lindy 1 series, we are inviting all of our regulars (of 10 years or 1 month) to come out early and jump into the last ten minutes of the Lindy 1 class. Brand new students will get a chance to dance what they’ve learned with people who have done it longer. Our regulars will get to meet the beginners, dance with them, hang out with them during the drop in, and enter the start of the dance with a whole batch of new friends. Whether you’re someone who has been looking for a way to be more involved, or someone who wants more friends to dance with, this is your chance! But there’s more! Do you have a friend who you have always wanted to bring out dancing? This is a good night for it. We will let both you and your brand-new-never-been-here-before into the dance for the price of one person. If the discount doesn’t convince them, tell them there will be a lot of new people, no one will be forced to dance if they don’t want to (though they will already have you to dance with), and the bar will be open.
7:50pm – Experienced dancers jump into Lindy 1 and practice the moves the students have learned so far.
8pm – You can take the drop in or bond withe the new students over a drink.
9pm – Ask new dancers to dance and introduce them to other people.
After that – Dance a lot.
Normal admission ($7, $10 with drop in), unless you bring a brand new person, then it’s two for the price of one.

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 28

EAT. DRINK. VEGAN – January
5PM – 10PM
Golden West Cafe
1105 W 36th St, Baltimore
Join Golden West Cafe for our next, one of a kind vegan tasting experience. The second dinner in this series will showcase superb vegan cuisine, local produce, spirits, wines and hand crafted vegan cheeses. Included in your meal, will be one specialty cocktail, charcuterie, crudités and 5 course tatsing menu. We will also have certified vegan wines from Lion & Dove, Specialty Cocktails featuring spirits from Baltimore Spirit Company, La Colombe Coffee and local teas from Wight Tea Company available for purchase. $60 per person + gratuity will be added to all final checks One Ticket per person. Bookings open between 5-9pm!
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Join Mixolo at V-NO Wine Tasting featuring Dave Phinney Wines
6PM – 9PM
V-NO Winebar & Shop
905 S Ann St, Baltimore
Mixolo host V-NO Wine Bar is the perfect setting to learn more about wines in great company. Novices and oenophiles alike can enjoy some of the world’s best wine including wines from Wine Enthusiast’s Winemaker of the Year! In fact, V-NO is having a flash sale just to make sure you don’t miss out! In a Forbes interview in 2018, Dave Phinney said that at 45 years of age he still didn’t know what he wanted to be when he grew up. Well, so far the winemaking career seems to be working out… Join us atV-NO Wine Bar to celebrate Dave Phinney winning “Winemaker of the year” from Wine Enthusiast! Enjoy 5 tastings from Dave Phinney’s Orin Swift, D66, and Locations projects while learning from an expert brand ambassador. Appetizers included. This event is open to the public and available for purchase directly from V-NO Wine Bar. Mixolo is an event partner making it easy to go solo to fun events like this one. If you’d like to go with Mixolo for shared experience with other solo guests, you can register with us.

Flagons & Dragons: January
6PM – 10PM
Nepenthe Brewing Co.
3626 Falls Road, Baltimore
Come out to Nepenthe Brewery and join us for an evening of table top role playing games! If you’ve wanted to play games like Dungeons & Dragons, rock an ALL NIGHT HAPPY HOUR, or do both, that’s what we’re going to do (and you can too). There’s definitely going to be D&D, but there’ll be other games as well. We’re a Baltimore based tabletop gaming company, and since Bmore has been great to us, we decided to host an evening of our favorite hobby at a bar we love. So, whether this whole thing is new to you, or you’ve battled your fair share of dragons, eldritch horrors, or space pirates, come enjoy some great food and drink and roll some dice. Plus, near the end of the evening, we’re going to give out some awesome dice sets and other prizes to some random lucky people. If you’re interested in running a game, reach out and let us know. Otherwise, just show up and enjoy a game.

Shakin’ Balls for the kids!
6:30PM – 9:30PM
The Local Oyster
520 Park Ave, Baltimore
We’re BACK! For 2020 we will feature FOUR Shakin’ Balls events with great organizations to raise money and have fun! Join Nikki Coxx & The Local Oyster Tuesday, January 28th inside Mount Vernon Marketplace to raise money for the kids at RPEMS! Prizes for each round (5) of bingo, buy raffle tickets for more prizes and stick around for Blackout Bingo at the end! If no one, wins, the jackpot will transfer to our next event in March! Food & Drink specials ALL NIGHT Mussel Night & More!

Baltimore GameChangers
6:30PM – 8:30PM
Bar Vasquez
1425 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore
Every day, people are working to make our city better. Baltimore GameChangers’ mission is to shine a light on the individuals and organizations that are creating positive change in Baltimore. In doing so, we intend to change the perception of our city and inspire others to act in ways that benefit our community. In celebration of the recently published Baltimore GameChangers, we’ll gather to hear from some of the local heroes who devote their energy, time, and talent to making Baltimore thrive. We hope you will join us for an evening in honor of their courageous work including TED-style talks, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, live music and networking.
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Backbar Movies | Planet of the Apes (1968)
7PM – 9PM
Paulie Gee’s Hampden
3535 Chestnut Ave, Baltimore
We pay for the movie, you get to enjoy food & drink specials. Movie at 7:00pm, specials from 5pm to close. specials dine-in only & only available in the back bar
no children under age 13 in the back bar after 4pm.

Be Here Now by Deborah Zoe Laufer
Jan 21 – Feb 16, TWR 7:30PM, Sat 8PM, Sat & sun 2PM, Sun 7PM
Everyman Theatre
315 W Fayette St, Baltimore
Be Here Now written and directed by Deborah Zoe Laufer! Bari rolls her eyes at yoga classes, doesn’t see the point in dating, and just got fired from teaching nihilism in New York. Now back in her rural hometown, her despair has reached new levels—and so have her recurring headaches. Somehow they are giving her bizarre, almost religious experiences that are making her feel… happy… ecstatic… and in love? They’re also killing her. Now, Bari must decide whether it’s better to live a short, joyful life, or risk a lifetime of depression. From acclaimed playwright, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Be Here Now is a comedic look at what we’re willing to do for love and happiness and to create meaning in our lives.
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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.

Ugly Baby Comedy Show
8PM – ?
Baby’s On Fire – Fells Point
1616 Thames Street, Baltimore
UGLY BABY COMEDY SHOW hosted by Beth Haydon & Elizabeth Norman. Line up: Anna Phillips, Kevin Tit, Jenny Cavallero, & headliner John Conroy. $5
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B.I.T.R.Sisters Annual Awards- Take Two
8PM – 11PM
Motorhouse
120 W North Ave, Baltimore
It is our second annual awards party!  Join us for light food, a cash bar, and all the BEST things we saw on the stage this year in Baltimore!  Please include an EMAIL with ticket purchase, each ticket allows the purchaser to vote on who wins!
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Bachata Tuesdays
8PM – 12AM
Sangria Patio Bar
930 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Learn to dance Bachata in a warm, friendly, wonderful atmosphere, then stay and practice with everyone! The best week night for Latin Dance in Charm City! $5 per class, 8:00 PM Bachata Urbana, 8:45 PM Tradicional, Social Dancing starting 9:30. We invite you to a night of fantastic dance experience with the best dancers in Charm City in regular attendance. From Baltimore’s premier annual social dance event – the Baltimore Congress, 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.

Live Jam Session
8PM – 11PM
Tabor Ethiopian Restaurant
328 Park Ave, Baltimore
Join us for our Live Jam Session Every Tuesday! The Tuesday Jazz Jam: Baltimore! Enjoy some great live music with the Joel Santiago Quartet! The session will be opening up at 9pm for our local musicians, singers, poets, and all who want to come be a part of this new platform for great Music and vibes. Drink and Food Specials!

Space Taco Tuesday Live Band Karaoke
9PM – 1AM
The Point in Fells
1738 Thames St., Baltimore
Tuesday’s are for live band Karaoke at the Point in Fells! Karaoke not your bag? Get some liquid courage with $2 Domestics, $5 Bombs & Wine, and $6 Whiskeys.

Wednesday, January 29

The Office Trivia Party
5PM – 9PM
Monument City Brewing Company
1 North Haven Street, Baltimore
Join us as we salute our favorite show. We are full of useless Office knowledge and want to share that with you. Grab your office partner and join in. Viewing party starts at 5pm and trivia rounds happen every 30 minutes. So come when you can and stay as long as you like (or until 9pm).

Women & Wine Networking Event
5:30PM – 8:30PM
SoBo Cafe
6-8 W Cross St, Baltimore
Join us for our latest Women & Wine Networking Event. We’re featuring wines by female winemakers. Suggested donation of $10.

Artifact Coffee’s Bowl and a Beer
6PM – 9PM
Artifact Coffee & Restaurant
1500 Union Ave, Suite 1100, Baltimore
Artifact Coffee’s “Bowl and a Beer” dinners bring in regional chefs to use Woodberry’s local network of growers and producers to create affordable, no-reservations-required, delicious meals. Each month, a new chef’s menu is presented in three simple bowls. Plus, your first beer is included!

The Art of Making Bacon & Sausage
6PM – 9PM
Schola
916 N Charles St, Baltimore
It is hard to deny that bacon has become ubiquitous in the culinary world, and for good reason. Sausage, something every culture has its own version of, stemmed from the desire to use even the most difficult of cuts from the animal. Join us as we explore these two culinary treasures. The class will learn about the proper tools and ingredients for making a variety of fresh sausages such as sweet Italian, chorizo, maple sage breakfast patties and the spicy lamb sausage Merguez. We’ll then talk about the curing of meats and the process of making bacon. We’ll finish by sampling all of these amazing creations.
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Hearty Winter Italian Soups Cooking Class
6PM – 8:30PM
Cosima
3000 Falls Rd, Baltimore
Our second Hearty Winter Italian Soups Cooking Class! Join us for a unique culinary experience. An evening of authentic Sicilian dishes demonstrated by Cosima’s Executive Chef (and granddaughter) Donna Crivello. Dishes will be seasonally timed and matched with regional wines. Each dinner class is about 2 1/2 hours.
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Drag Bingo at The Charles
7PM – 10PM
The Charles Baltimore
1110 South Charles Street, Baltimore
This is NOT your grandma’s bingo. Charlie’s very own angel, Washington Heights, will be hosting the most entertaining event to grace your calendar on a Wednesday. Drag Bingo will include 6 rounds of BINGO broken up with performances, competitions, and witty dialogue. Balls drop at 7:30pm, but we suggest arriving early to take advantage of our delicious Brinner menu. Eat It! As a side pairing for a lite Washington Height’s roast, the Charles’ will be serving BOTTOMLESS Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, Sangria, and Orange Crushes for $15! We promise to deliver a night of irreverent humor, campy antics, and amazing prizes. If you can’t love Drag Bingo, how the hell are you going to love Wednesdays?

Traveling Trivia debuts at Peabody Heights
7PM – 10PM
Peabody Heights Brewery, LLC
401 E 30th St, Baltimore
Traveling Trivia is Baltimore’s BEST Independent Trivia night and stops at a DIFFERENT venue each week! On Wed, Jan 29th we’ll be playing at Peabody Heights for the 1st time and it’s going to be another fantastic time!! Join us at Baltimore’s biggest brewery for some amazing beers, and a specially written Trivia that will be both challenging and fun! Bring a team of up to 8 ppl. Free to play of course, and if you love Trivia (and maybe even if you don’t) then a brilliant time is guaranteed!

Be Here Now by Deborah Zoe Laufer
Jan 21 – Feb 16, TWR 7:30PM, Sat 8PM, Sat & sun 2PM, Sun 7PM
Everyman Theatre
315 W Fayette St, Baltimore
Be Here Now written and directed by Deborah Zoe Laufer! Bari rolls her eyes at yoga classes, doesn’t see the point in dating, and just got fired from teaching nihilism in New York. Now back in her rural hometown, her despair has reached new levels—and so have her recurring headaches. Somehow they are giving her bizarre, almost religious experiences that are making her feel… happy… ecstatic… and in love? They’re also killing her. Now, Bari must decide whether it’s better to live a short, joyful life, or risk a lifetime of depression. From acclaimed playwright, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Be Here Now is a comedic look at what we’re willing to do for love and happiness and to create meaning in our lives.
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Club Tiger presents One Night Only
7:30PM – 8:15PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Come to Club Tiger for a scripted happening. It’s one evening only and will show you the joy, the pain, and the glory of being human. Produced by Bobby Gross and the Wormhole Gang. Baltimore Improv Group offers free comedy shows every night of the week. But please reserve so we know you’re coming.

Astronomy on Tap – Starlight!
7:30PM – 10PM
De Kleine Duivel
3602 Hickory Ave, Baltimore
Astronomy on Tap Baltimore will be back in its regular slot this month for our first AoT of the year. We’ll be at De Kleine Duivel in Hampden, at 7:30pm on 29th January. Our events are free and open to the public (ages 21+), but get there early to grab a seat! Our speakers will be telling us about the atmospheres of exoplanets, and the death-throes of stars. The lineup includes:
Harish Khandrika: Unstable Betelgeuse: The Long Road to Going Supernova
Zafar Rustamkulov: Finding Clouds in the Skies of Exoplanets
Giada Pastorelli: The Ups and Downs of Dying Stars
We will also have astronomy trivia during our intermission, so bring your thinking caps and your favorite trivia team!

Wednesday Night Trivia at Huck’s
7:30PM – 9:30PM
Huck’s American Craft
3728 Hudson St, Baltimore
Join us every Wednesday night for our NEW TRIVIA night at 7pm! Great prizes + food & drink specials.

Safe Space by Single Carrot
Jan 31- Feb 23, Thur – Sat 8PM, Sun 3PM
Clifton Park Mansion House
2701 Saint Lo Dr, Baltimore
Unlocking the past can be a dangerous thing. The past comes back to haunt in more ways than one, in this Clue!-inspired farce from award-winning playwright and internet juggernaut R. Eric Thomas (Elle, New York Times). When white non-profit executive Helen discovers a locked door in the definitely-not-a-former-plantation she’s inherited, black locksmith Courtney comes to her rescue, and that’s where the trouble begins. Add to the mix Charlotte, the ghost of a formerly enslaved person, and Ryan, Helen’s MAGA-loving brother, and contention in the house is about to boil over. When the door is opened spilling forth dangerous secrets, who you gonna call? By R. Eric Thomas, Directed by Ben Kleymeyer, Performed at the Clifton Mansion. Pay what you can afford for SAFE SPACE! Be the first to see the show and see it for a discounted price on Jan 29 and 30!
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Thursday, January 30

Brews and Board Games – January 2020
6PM – 10PM
No Land Beyond
2125 Maryland Ave, Baltimore
Brews and Board Games has finally moved into No Land Beyond! Join us for our first event to kick off our 4th THURSDAY routine! Just like before, BABG will have their collection of board and card games, both classic and contemporary, available for anyone to play. Additionally, guests can peruse No Land Beyond’s Game Library and play from their selection! Feel free to bring your own as well if you have something special in mind. No Land Beyond has TWO BARS stocked with beer, wine, and cocktails. They’re also serving Baltimore’s own Eat Pizza and some other delicious packaged snacks, though guests are also welcome to bring their own food or have food delivered to NLB. As always, winners of all games may get Cheap Prizes! Free drinks! 2-for-1 drinks! 4 Actual Good Prizes, generously provided by: No Land Beyond, re:gen, Canton Games and THIRD EYE COMICS!!Along with the new monthly date, we have some other things we’ll be sharing with you on this day, from new partners to new events! FREE to attend, but please buy some drinks or food to support this event and NLB! Stop on by between 6 and 10. Invite your friends!

Under the Tuscan Sun
6PM – 8PM
BIN 604 Wine Sellers
604 S Exeter St, Baltimore
Ahhhh, Tuscany. Rollings Hills, a Renaissance sun, Chianti and Montalcino. Join us as we take a tour through the regional wines of Italy’s most picturesque landscape. Sorry, pasta not included! Tickets are $10 with a $5 credit toward featured wines.
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Succulent Building Workshop
6:30PM – 8PM
B.Willow (Remington)
220 West 27th Street, Baltimore
Learn how to pot up and care for succulents in a repurposed container! Join us for an evening of succulent building. $35 ticket includes all supplies. For beverages during the workshop, feel free to BYOB! Learn everything necessary to grow happy, healthy succulents. Each workshop attendee will choose from a variety of repurposed, vintage containers to plant in. Sorry, no discount given for bringing your own pot, but you are welcome to bring your own pots into the shop at any other time to plant!
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Exploring the Licinian Tomb
6:30PM – 7:15PM
The Walters Art Museum
Roman tombs of the 1st and 2nd centuries were often monuments to the families that owned them and were filled with statues as well as burials. Join Lisa Anderson-Zhu, Associate Curator, Art of the Mediterranean, 5th millennium BCE to 4th century CE, for an exploration of the original context, decoration, and occupants of the so-called “Licinian Tomb,” where the seven Roman sarcophagi now at the Walters were found in the 19th century. This event is free, but registration is requested.

Infusions & Syrups: Cocktail Workshop with r.bar Spirits Academy
7PM – 8PM
R. House
301 W 29th St, Baltimore
Learn to make Infusions & Syrups for custom drinks in our latest Baltimore cocktail class at the r.bar Spirits Academy with Charlie Long. In this workshop, learn the history of infusions and syrups , as well as recipes & culinary techniques to make your own for customized cocktail drinks. You will be served various tastings of your infusions and syrups with select spirits during the workshop. r.bar Spirits Academy is a hands-on workshop series that delves into the art and science of spirits and cocktail techniques. Participants learn classic and modern recipes taught by r.bar bartenders, as they sample through delectable concoctions.
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Claire Rudy Foster presents “Shine of the Ever: Short Stories”
7PM – 10PM
Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse
1225 Cathedral St, Baltimore
Shine of the Ever is a literary mix tape of queer voices out of 1990s Portland. By turns tender and punk-tough, fierce and loving, this collection of short stories explores what binds a community of queer and trans people as they negotiate love, screwing up and learning to forgive themselves for being young and sometimes foolish. Claire Rudy Foster is a queer, nonbinary single parent in recovery. Their short story collection, I’ve Never Done This Before, was published to warm acclaim in 2016. With four Pushcart Prize nominations, Claire’s writing has appeared in McSweeney’s, The Rumpus, and many other journals. Their nonfiction work has reached millions of readers in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Narratively, among others. Claire lives and writes in Portland, Oregon.
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The Greatest Sketch Show In America
7:30PM – 8:30PM
Baltimore Improv Group
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
For one-night only,* The Greatest Sketch Show in America comes to The Greatest City in America! The nation’s finest comedy ensemble is back after years of house arrest to push the limits of scripted comedy and audience safety—if you like wild animals in small spaces, this is the show for you! Nominated for an unprecedented 14 Tony violations and featuring a cast so famous you can see them in Oscar nominated films playing Bodyguard #4 and Concert-Goer #1,378, The Greatest Sketch Show in America will soak your prefrontal cortex in dopamine like nobody’s business. Come for the free beer, stay for the comfortable chairs—or because it’s a small room and we’ll all see you leave! RSVP soon, because this show is guaranteed to sell out before it’s announced! Would you visit China without seeing the greatest wall in China? Would you spend September 12 in Baltimore without seeing the Greatest Sketch Show in America? So come out to BIG and experience The Greatest Sketch Show in America: only a few are better! *Due to budget mismanagement, The Greatest Sketch Show in America’s production run has been reduced from eight weeks to one evening.

Maryland Improv Collective: The Best Medicine Show
7:30PM – 10:30PM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
Storytelling around the theme of mental health followed by kind-hearted and funny improv comedy. Storytellers Valarie Perez-Schere and Richard Sima. With Improvisers Roy Taff, John Windmueller, Noelle Patricia, Miles Needer, Justin Yaquiant, Alan McCombs, Clare Lochary, and Ti Coleman.
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Be Here Now by Deborah Zoe Laufer
Jan 21 – Feb 16, TWR 7:30PM, Sat 8PM, Sat & sun 2PM, Sun 7PM
Everyman Theatre
315 W Fayette St, Baltimore
Be Here Now written and directed by Deborah Zoe Laufer! Bari rolls her eyes at yoga classes, doesn’t see the point in dating, and just got fired from teaching nihilism in New York. Now back in her rural hometown, her despair has reached new levels—and so have her recurring headaches. Somehow they are giving her bizarre, almost religious experiences that are making her feel… happy… ecstatic… and in love? They’re also killing her. Now, Bari must decide whether it’s better to live a short, joyful life, or risk a lifetime of depression. From acclaimed playwright, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Be Here Now is a comedic look at what we’re willing to do for love and happiness and to create meaning in our lives.
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POP: Who Shot Andy Warhol?
Jan 16 – Feb 1, Thurs – Sat 8PM
StillPointe Theatre
1915 Maryland Ave. Baltimore
Join Stillpointe Theatre as we launch our new performance venue with this radical,new, Baltimore Premiere piece of Musical Theatre “POP”: WHO SHOT ANDY WARHOL? Written by the young newcomers Maggie-Kate Coleman (book and lyrics) and Anna K. Jacobs (music), “Pop!” does its energetic best to simulate the freewheeling fun of the Factory while positioning the speed queens and superstars within the tidy frame of a musical comedy. Cleverly conceived, vividly performed and professionally put together, it has moments of dizzy brilliance. But ultimately and probably inevitably, “Pop!” comes across as canned camp, as have so many other attempts to replay the crazy late-1960s groove on stage and film. In trying to show both the madcap excesses and the psychic cost of Warhol freakdom, the show turns these fabled figures into alternately cute and cranky cartoons. This Production is 80 minutes long with no intermission. Street Parking, and a “pay to park” parking lot is located directly across from the Theatre. Doors open at 7:30pm.
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Safe Space by Single Carrot
Jan 31- Feb 23, Thur – Sat 8PM, Sun 3PM
Clifton Park Mansion House
2701 Saint Lo Dr, Baltimore
Unlocking the past can be a dangerous thing. The past comes back to haunt in more ways than one, in this Clue!-inspired farce from award-winning playwright and internet juggernaut R. Eric Thomas (Elle, New York Times). When white non-profit executive Helen discovers a locked door in the definitely-not-a-former-plantation she’s inherited, black locksmith Courtney comes to her rescue, and that’s where the trouble begins. Add to the mix Charlotte, the ghost of a formerly enslaved person, and Ryan, Helen’s MAGA-loving brother, and contention in the house is about to boil over. When the door is opened spilling forth dangerous secrets, who you gonna call? By R. Eric Thomas, Directed by Ben Kleymeyer, Performed at the Clifton Mansion. Pay what you can afford for SAFE SPACE! Be the first to see the show and see it for a discounted price on Jan 29 and 30!
Buy Tickets Here

Charm City Campfire
8PM – 10PM
The Lou Costello Room
1023 W 36th St, Baltimore
A storytelling comedy show!

The Kaleidoscope
8:30PM – 9:30PM
Baltimore Improv Group
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
The Kaleidoscope is an improv experiment where friends and strangers get together and do a show! Every month, two new improvisers will invite players with whom they have never performed to create teams that have never existed and will never exist again. Like a kaleidoscope: every time you look you will see something different. Every month will feature a guest monologist. Created in 2009 by Alan Starzinski, The Kaleidoscope also currently runs in NY and LA. Baltimore Improv Group offers free comedy shows every night of the week. But please reserve so we know you’re coming.

Throwback Thursday’s 18+
9PM – 2AM
Grand Central Nightclub Baltimore
1001 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Join us EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT for Throwback Thursdays at Grand Central. With the king of queens DJ Rob G3. Doors open at 9pm with no cover all night. 18 or older to enter 21 or older to drink! Drag show with the TBT cast starts around 1030 pm!

A Little Bit Show
9:30PM – 10:30PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
A little bit weird and a lot funny, this show offers you a tiny taste of a variety of new and experimental comedic ideas performed in just five minutes each. This may seem short, but A Little Bit goes a long way! Baltimore Improv Group offers free comedy shows every night of the week. But please reserve so we know you’re coming.

Friday, January 31

CM/Bal: Roots w/Tierra Brown + Tia Newton
8AM – 10AM
Shake & Bake Family Fun Center
1601 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore
Join us for our first CreativeMornings/Baltimore in 2020 on January 31 at the historic Shake and Bake (1601 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217) as we welcome Tierra Brown & Tia Newton (AFRAM organizers) to discuss this month’s theme ROOTS. We’ll be opening up shop a little earlier than usual for an open skate session from 8a-9a, complete with FREE SKATE RENTALS! There will be visuals curated by It’s My Skate Night. Light breakfast fare will be provided by blacksauce kitchen, coffee from Atwater’s and tea from Wight Tea Company. And be sure to take your Pixilated photo in the Cedar & Cotton set with a Local Color Flowers. You won’t want to miss this. Trust.Everything, including registration, is always FREE and opens on January 27 at 9am.

French Macaron Class
5PM – 8PM
Sacré Sucré
2001 Fleet St, Baltimore
Learn how to make french macarons using the french meringue method. We will make two flavors of macarons: Chocolate and Lemon. All filling and shells will be made in class. We will discuss meringue techniques, piping techniques, bust myths and much more! Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be provided for the first half hour as we learn about each other and your expectations. All macarons made in class will be provided to take home. Souvenir tshirts will also be provided. Come to learn and have a great time alongside Baltimore’s best french macaron creators!
Buy Tickets Here

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!

Bike Party: Night at the Arcade
6:30PM – 11:30PM
St. Mary’s Park
600 N Paca St, Baltimore
Bring it on 2020, we’re ready to ride! Big thanks for everyone who joined us for the December ride, we were so lucky on the weather! Now bundle up and get ready for the January Ride! The after party is at North Ave. Market with DJ, dance floor, and free arcade games!! RSVP here and repost to invite your friends. Food and drinks by Secret Sauce Co. more details and route TBA soon so stay tuned.

Be Free Fridays 1/31: Let’s Rock 2020!
7PM – 10:30PM
Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center
847 N Howard St, Baltimore
Friday January 31st, 2020 we are bringing in another year right! Join us for Baltimore’s Liveliest Open Mic! We only have 3 shows left y’all so you’ll need to be in the building. Our feature is TBA and we welcome the amazing poets & musicians who will rock the open mic in the building. Come out to Baltimore’s liveliest and most diverse open mic event hosted by Shelly Says So & Black Chakra (Jacob Mayberry). Doors open @ 7pm show starts @ 8pm. NEW ADMISSION RATES: $10 All night $5 (w/Student ID) after FIRST 3 Performing Poets get in FREE!

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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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.
Buy Tickets Here

POP: Who Shot Andy Warhol?
Jan 16 – Feb 1, Thurs – Sat 8PM
StillPointe Theatre
1915 Maryland Ave. Baltimore
Join Stillpointe Theatre as we launch our new performance venue with this radical,new, Baltimore Premiere piece of Musical Theatre “POP”: WHO SHOT ANDY WARHOL? Written by the young newcomers Maggie-Kate Coleman (book and lyrics) and Anna K. Jacobs (music), “Pop!” does its energetic best to simulate the freewheeling fun of the Factory while positioning the speed queens and superstars within the tidy frame of a musical comedy. Cleverly conceived, vividly performed and professionally put together, it has moments of dizzy brilliance. But ultimately and probably inevitably, “Pop!” comes across as canned camp, as have so many other attempts to replay the crazy late-1960s groove on stage and film. In trying to show both the madcap excesses and the psychic cost of Warhol freakdom, the show turns these fabled figures into alternately cute and cranky cartoons. This Production is 80 minutes long with no intermission. Street Parking, and a “pay to park” parking lot is located directly across from the Theatre. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Buy Tickets Here

Love & Information by Caryl Churchill at FPCT
Jan 10 – Feb 2, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
Fells Point Corner Theatre
251 S Ann St, Baltimore
Fells Point Corner Theatre brings one of Caryl Chuchill’s most ambitious works to its stage: Love and Information. A fast paced collage of short scenes, the ensemble cast searches for meaning in a world of broken communication and constantly changing technology. Each scene deals with the various ways we receive and give information in contemporary society, but still manages to capture familiar and human moments of confusion, deep forlorn, and intense joy; moments that disappear before we even realize it. Fandom and torture, sex and terror, parenthood and loss, Churchill’s kaleidoscope of contemporary life is an enjoyable and gripping experience that will leave audiences delightfully brimming with existential dread!
Buy Tickets Here

Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs”
Jan 10 – Feb 9, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
Vagabond Players, Inc.
806 S Broadway, Baltimore
Broadway’s comic master, Neil Simon, takes us back to depression-era Brooklyn where his young alter-ego, Eugene Jerome, navigates puberty and family angst with hilarious finesse.
Buy Tickets Here

Be Here Now by Deborah Zoe Laufer
Jan 21 – Feb 16, TWR 7:30PM, Sat 8PM, Sat & sun 2PM, Sun 7PM
Everyman Theatre
315 W Fayette St, Baltimore
Be Here Now written and directed by Deborah Zoe Laufer! Bari rolls her eyes at yoga classes, doesn’t see the point in dating, and just got fired from teaching nihilism in New York. Now back in her rural hometown, her despair has reached new levels—and so have her recurring headaches. Somehow they are giving her bizarre, almost religious experiences that are making her feel… happy… ecstatic… and in love? They’re also killing her. Now, Bari must decide whether it’s better to live a short, joyful life, or risk a lifetime of depression. From acclaimed playwright, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Be Here Now is a comedic look at what we’re willing to do for love and happiness and to create meaning in our lives.
Buy Tickets Here

Safe Space by Single Carrot
Jan 31- Feb 23, Thur – Sat 8PM, Sun 3PM
Clifton Park Mansion House
2701 Saint Lo Dr, Baltimore
Unlocking the past can be a dangerous thing. The past comes back to haunt in more ways than one, in this Clue!-inspired farce from award-winning playwright and internet juggernaut R. Eric Thomas (Elle, New York Times). When white non-profit executive Helen discovers a locked door in the definitely-not-a-former-plantation she’s inherited, black locksmith Courtney comes to her rescue, and that’s where the trouble begins. Add to the mix Charlotte, the ghost of a formerly enslaved person, and Ryan, Helen’s MAGA-loving brother, and contention in the house is about to boil over. When the door is opened spilling forth dangerous secrets, who you gonna call? By R. Eric Thomas, Directed by Ben Kleymeyer, Performed at the Clifton Mansion. Pay what you can afford for SAFE SPACE! Be the first to see the show and see it for a discounted price on Jan 29 and 30!
Buy Tickets Here

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Art After Hours
8PM – 11PM
The Baltimore Museum of Art
Express yourself! Celebrate radical self-expression through art and fashion during this Art After Hours, inspired by Ellen Lesperance: Velvet Fist and Mickalene Thomas: A Moment’s Pleasure. Tickets include:
Performances by R&B singer Joy Postell and the Baltimore Boom Bap Society
Conversations with Congratulations and Celebrations Sweater participants
Part 1 of the Anarchist Sweater Making Workshop led by Ellen Lesperance
After-hours access to galleries and a Free drink or menu item. Beer, wine, and light bites are available to purchase. This event is for adults age 21 and older.
Buy Tickets Here

BIG Time with The Ceasefire Squad
8PM – 9PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
How do you know when you’ve truly succeeded? The answer is when the Baltimore Improv Group invites you to have your life memorialized in a series of made up, totally unprepared comedy scenes celebrating you! Come join a hand picked cast of BIG’s best improvisers as they comedically revere some of Baltimore’s most important movers and shakers. About the guests: In May 2017, a Ceasefire started in Baltimore as a city-wide call asking Baltimore residents to avoid having any murders from Friday, August 4th through Sunday, August 6th, 2017. It was also a city-wide call asking Baltimore residents to celebrate life during the ceasefire by joining with others to plan and participate in life-affirming events. Since then, this movement has served as a hub for organizations and citizens to support one another, work together, and share resources with the goal of seeing an end to murder in Baltimore City. The Squad aka the Co-organizers of the Baltimore Ceasefire 365 Movement are Ogun Gordy, Erricka Bridgeford, Ellen Gee, Jakia Jason, Darnyle Wharton & Michelle Shellers. “We the sh*t with sprinkles. Y’all can’t f*ck with us but y’all can sit with us.

Ghost Hunt at The Lord Baltimore Hotel
8PM – 11PM
Lord Baltimore Hotel
20 W Baltimore St, Baltimore
Investigate America’s Most Haunted Luxury Hotel! Bring your own equipment! Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Lord Baltimore Hotel is a 22-story French Renaissance hotel which stands 289 feet tall. It is the largest hotel in Maryland, located downtown, it’s an ideal place for business travelers, as well as people who are seeking respite from the many demands of life…and death! The Lord Baltimore hotel is rife with reports of ghosts. There is the ghost of the young girl who is continuously seen on the hotel’s 19th floor and even in the ballroom. She is often seen in her long, cream dress and black shoes playing with her red bouncing ball. Employees have seen the ghost of the little girl, as well as the ghosts of two adults. Sometimes, the little girl can be seen screaming, crying and rocking herself back and forth. There is talk of a young girl’s suicide on the 19th floor. It is said that the hotel’s elevators make constant trips to the 19th floor at night even when no one is ringing the bell. People have reported being touched by unseen hands in the elevator, as well as the lobby. Guests who are sensitive to the paranormal have reported waking up with nightmares. They have also complained about an unseen presence lingering in their rooms whilst they sleep.
Buy Tickets Here

The Honey Dewdrops at Creative Alliance
8PM – 11PM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
Baltimore beloved Americana duo The Honey Dewdrops – Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish– have long felt the push-and-pull between their original roots in the Appalachian mountains and their current home. You’ll hear it in their harmony-soaked songs and the mastery of their instruments’ acoustic tones, but also in their songwriting, which reflects the hard realities of today. With their fifth independent release, Anyone Can See, they have primed the creative energy so prevalent on their previous releases. Each song sparkles with focused intensity, and, with their new album, the duo show that they’re growing rapidly as artists, enthusiastically exchanging an impossible quest for perfection for the compelling ebbs and flows that accompany an intimate, authentic kind of expression.
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Stand Up Comedy hosted by Eric Navarro & Kevin Tit
9PM – ?
Baby’s On Fire – Fells Point
1616 Thames Street, Baltimore
Local News Legend – Folk punk band from Pannsylvania. Hopefully they’ll successfully hop a train and make the show!
Kevin Tit – DC comedian and creator of Punk House Comedy.
Eric Navarro – Stand up comedian and editor for The Hard Times.
Buy Tickets Here

Saturday, February 1

Winter 2020 Trolley Tour
8:30AM – 1PM
Morgan State University Student Center
1700 E Cold Spring Ln, Baltimore
Join Live Baltimore for a comprehensive introduction to Baltimore City living! Take a narrated bus tour of more than 10 neighborhoods, meet with real estate professionals and community organizations, sit in on expert-led workshops AND become eligible for $5,000 toward the purchase of a home anywhere in Baltimore City! Thirty Buying Into Baltimore $5,000 incentive awards are available following this event. Ready to buy now? Just curious? Everyone will benefit from this fun and informative event! Children under age 10 are free but must have a Child Admission ticket. All other attendees, over the age of 10, require General Admission tickets—even if they do not wish to qualify for the Buying Into Baltimore incentive. No registration refunds will be given. Registration is available on the day of the event for a $15 per person fee, payable by cash or credit card. Buy Tickets Here

Greater Goods Market
11AM – 4PM
R. House
301 W 29th St, Baltimore
An indoor and outdoor market to benefit a local cause and promote small businesses & artists. Occurs monthly, on the first Saturday of every month. Over 50 local vendors, ranging from hand-made clothing & jewelry, to fine art and ceramics! Plus, groove to tunes from our DJ Amy Reid of Party Girl Entertainment. Grab some lunch at R. House and swing into the garage for a day of great local shopping. Each market features a rotating charitable cause. A portion of each booth fee is donated to them, and they receive a free booth at the market to chat with you about their work!

Puppet Slamwich!
6:30PM & 9:30PM
Puppet Slamwich at Black Cherry Puppet Theater
1115 Hollins St, Baltimore
Friends it’s 2020 and you know what that means MORE PUPPETS! We have entered the year of hindsight! Remember all those puppet slams you missed, well they say hindsight is 20/20 and you missed out on so much fun – so this year come on out and support the puppets! Join us for a fantastic evening full of MAGIC & PUPPETS! The performances are geared more towards grown-ups – but all ages are welcome!
Buy Tickets Here

Cirquetacular! Cirquetacular!
7PM – 11PM
Mobtown Ballroom
861 Washington Blvd, Baltimore
This event will be Spectacular! Baltimore’s very first Circus Drag Show, bringing together local drag and circus performers into one show that you will not want to miss! Prepare to experience the beauty and artistry of the Moulin Rouge with high flying aerial acts, tantalizing drag, and the fabulous talents of our cast: Thomas Martin, Baby, Venus Fastrada, Kyle Suib, Vagenisis, Kelly Jo Chartier, and Virya Savashana. Show Details: Doors Open at 7pm, Show starts at 8. Runtime is roughly 2 Hours with a 20 minute intermission. It’s a Drag show! Have some fun and feel free to tip our entertainers, one’s will be available at the ticket table. $20
Buy Tickets Here

POP: Who Shot Andy Warhol?
Jan 16 – Feb 1, Thurs – Sat 8PM
StillPointe Theatre
1915 Maryland Ave. Baltimore
Join Stillpointe Theatre as we launch our new performance venue with this radical,new, Baltimore Premiere piece of Musical Theatre “POP”: WHO SHOT ANDY WARHOL? Written by the young newcomers Maggie-Kate Coleman (book and lyrics) and Anna K. Jacobs (music), “Pop!” does its energetic best to simulate the freewheeling fun of the Factory while positioning the speed queens and superstars within the tidy frame of a musical comedy. Cleverly conceived, vividly performed and professionally put together, it has moments of dizzy brilliance. But ultimately and probably inevitably, “Pop!” comes across as canned camp, as have so many other attempts to replay the crazy late-1960s groove on stage and film. In trying to show both the madcap excesses and the psychic cost of Warhol freakdom, the show turns these fabled figures into alternately cute and cranky cartoons. This Production is 80 minutes long with no intermission. Street Parking, and a “pay to park” parking lot is located directly across from the Theatre. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Buy Tickets Here

Love & Information by Caryl Churchill at FPCT
Jan 10 – Feb 2, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
Fells Point Corner Theatre
251 S Ann St, Baltimore
Fells Point Corner Theatre brings one of Caryl Chuchill’s most ambitious works to its stage: Love and Information. A fast paced collage of short scenes, the ensemble cast searches for meaning in a world of broken communication and constantly changing technology. Each scene deals with the various ways we receive and give information in contemporary society, but still manages to capture familiar and human moments of confusion, deep forlorn, and intense joy; moments that disappear before we even realize it. Fandom and torture, sex and terror, parenthood and loss, Churchill’s kaleidoscope of contemporary life is an enjoyable and gripping experience that will leave audiences delightfully brimming with existential dread!
Buy Tickets Here

Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs”
Jan 10 – Feb 9, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
Vagabond Players, Inc.
806 S Broadway, Baltimore
Broadway’s comic master, Neil Simon, takes us back to depression-era Brooklyn where his young alter-ego, Eugene Jerome, navigates puberty and family angst with hilarious finesse.
Buy Tickets Here

Be Here Now by Deborah Zoe Laufer
Jan 21 – Feb 16, TWR 7:30PM, Sat 8PM, Sat & sun 2PM, Sun 7PM
Everyman Theatre
315 W Fayette St, Baltimore
Be Here Now written and directed by Deborah Zoe Laufer! Bari rolls her eyes at yoga classes, doesn’t see the point in dating, and just got fired from teaching nihilism in New York. Now back in her rural hometown, her despair has reached new levels—and so have her recurring headaches. Somehow they are giving her bizarre, almost religious experiences that are making her feel… happy… ecstatic… and in love? They’re also killing her. Now, Bari must decide whether it’s better to live a short, joyful life, or risk a lifetime of depression. From acclaimed playwright, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Be Here Now is a comedic look at what we’re willing to do for love and happiness and to create meaning in our lives.
Buy Tickets Here

Safe Space by Single Carrot
Jan 31- Feb 23, Thur – Sat 8PM, Sun 3PM
Clifton Park Mansion House
2701 Saint Lo Dr, Baltimore
Unlocking the past can be a dangerous thing. The past comes back to haunt in more ways than one, in this Clue!-inspired farce from award-winning playwright and internet juggernaut R. Eric Thomas (Elle, New York Times). When white non-profit executive Helen discovers a locked door in the definitely-not-a-former-plantation she’s inherited, black locksmith Courtney comes to her rescue, and that’s where the trouble begins. Add to the mix Charlotte, the ghost of a formerly enslaved person, and Ryan, Helen’s MAGA-loving brother, and contention in the house is about to boil over. When the door is opened spilling forth dangerous secrets, who you gonna call? By R. Eric Thomas, Directed by Ben Kleymeyer, Performed at the Clifton Mansion. Pay what you can afford for SAFE SPACE! Be the first to see the show and see it for a discounted price on Jan 29 and 30!
Buy Tickets Here

Hawaiian Voices: Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole with Shawn Pimental
8PM – 11PM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
A modern transgender Hawaiian (mahu wahine), Kaumakaiwa Kanaka‘ole is a song of great power, vibrant keeper of culture, an authentic innovator, and fun, as she engages indigenous thought to address today’s issues through music, chant, and sharing of spirit. With plenty of humor, she provides wry commentary and stories to give context to her songs. Award-winning musician and producer Shawn Pimental accompanies on guitar and backup vocals.
Buy Tickets Here

Second Annual Nerd Prom
8PM – 12AM
Baltimore Soundstage
124 Market Pl, Baltimore
Solo Heroes, Dynamic Duos, and Super Squads: Maryland’s Party Company, Transcendent Events, presents a Nerdy Night to Remember at the Second Annual NERD PROM! Party with nerds who love what you love! Cheesy Prom Photo Booth. Come Casual, in Cosplay, Dress Attire, or create a Mashup! Classic Prom Decor. Complimentary Yearbook Autograph Pages. Prom King & Queen Ceremony. Cosplay Karaoke. DJ with Slow Dances. Wild Party Games on Stage. Signature Themed Drinks. Discounted Parking Voucher for Lockwood / Harbor Park Garage. First 50 Ticket Buyers receive a Prom Pack from your sweethearts at THIRD EYE COMICS! (Includes Comic Book and Coupon!)
Buy Tickets Here

Saturday Night Showcase
8PM – 10PM
The Lou Costello Room
1023 W 36th St, Baltimore
A comedy variety show in The Lou Room with stand up and improv comedy that goes all night long! Featuring: Bear Trap, Banana Phone, and Norman. Show starts at 8pm and goes until 10:30 with our fantastic free open mic after! Tickets are $5 at the door, cash and card accepted.

G ∆ Y / B ∆ S H : B ∆ L T I M Ø R E
9PM – 1:30AM
Rituals: Bar & Venue
12 W North Ave., Baltimore
Doors at 9PM, Shows at 11PM and 12:30PM. Featuring: DONNA SLASH, JANE SAW, ANA LATOUR, ALASTOR, RIGATONI, and EVON MICHELLE. $10 | 21+

Sunday, February 2

Yoga & Whiskey
9:30AM – 11AM
Sagamore Spirit
301 E Cromwell St, Baltimore
Kick off your Sunday right! Grab your yoga mat and come join us at the distillery. You’ll start your time here getting a brief 15-minute “sneak peek” tour of part of the distillery. The yoga class will then begin in our processing room where you will be surrounded by the amazing aromas of our whiskey. A local instructor will take you through a yoga class that will unwind you and prepare you for the day ahead. Following the class, each guest will get a sample of one of our signature cocktails made with our Rye Whiskey. Get ready to unwind and relax!
Buy Tickets Here

Love & Information by Caryl Churchill at FPCT
Jan 10 – Feb 2, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
Fells Point Corner Theatre
251 S Ann St, Baltimore
Fells Point Corner Theatre brings one of Caryl Chuchill’s most ambitious works to its stage: Love and Information. A fast paced collage of short scenes, the ensemble cast searches for meaning in a world of broken communication and constantly changing technology. Each scene deals with the various ways we receive and give information in contemporary society, but still manages to capture familiar and human moments of confusion, deep forlorn, and intense joy; moments that disappear before we even realize it. Fandom and torture, sex and terror, parenthood and loss, Churchill’s kaleidoscope of contemporary life is an enjoyable and gripping experience that will leave audiences delightfully brimming with existential dread!
Buy Tickets Here

Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs”
Jan 10 – Feb 9, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
Vagabond Players, Inc.
806 S Broadway, Baltimore
Broadway’s comic master, Neil Simon, takes us back to depression-era Brooklyn where his young alter-ego, Eugene Jerome, navigates puberty and family angst with hilarious finesse.
Buy Tickets Here

Be Here Now by Deborah Zoe Laufer
Jan 21 – Feb 16, TWR 7:30PM, Sat 8PM, Sat & sun 2PM, Sun 7PM
Everyman Theatre
315 W Fayette St, Baltimore
Be Here Now written and directed by Deborah Zoe Laufer! Bari rolls her eyes at yoga classes, doesn’t see the point in dating, and just got fired from teaching nihilism in New York. Now back in her rural hometown, her despair has reached new levels—and so have her recurring headaches. Somehow they are giving her bizarre, almost religious experiences that are making her feel… happy… ecstatic… and in love? They’re also killing her. Now, Bari must decide whether it’s better to live a short, joyful life, or risk a lifetime of depression. From acclaimed playwright, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Be Here Now is a comedic look at what we’re willing to do for love and happiness and to create meaning in our lives.
Buy Tickets Here

A Talk on Baltimore in the American Revolution
2PM – 3PM
Garrett Jacobs Mansion Endowment Fund
11 W Mount Vernon Pl, Baltimore
Join Baltimore historian and educator Wayne R. Schaumburg as we look at Baltimore’s role in the American Revolution. Discover our town’s unique response to the Stamp Act crisis. Learn about a group of soldiers called the Maryland 400, many of whom were from Baltimore, that saved Washington’s army at the Battle of Long Island. Did you know that Baltimore was the capital of the United States for three months? Learn about Mary Katherine Goddard’s contribution to American independence, and the construction of the first American frigate built in Fell’s Point. Finally we answer the burning question: did George Washington sleep here? This and more on February 2nd!
Buy Tickets Here

Super Bowl Chili Cookoff
2PM – 5PM
Checkerspot Brewing Company
1399 S. Sharp St., Baltimore
$10 at the door to taste all of the chili with proceeds going to a local Boy Scout Troop who will be here to help run it. Stay to watch the Super Bowl! If you are interested in bringing chili, please contact judy@checkerspotbrewing.com

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.

Enjoy!

– Lindsey

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