Things to do in Baltimore this week 2/3/20

Hi friends! It feels like January was the longest month ever. I’m glad its over. February has lots of great events coming up! On Friday MDVE Vegan Restaurant Week begins at these Participating Restaurants! I have decided where I’m going yet but Golden West Cafe is always a great option! On Saturday I’m going to the Small Foods Party at the American Visionary Art Museum. It’s such a fun quirky event and for a good cause too. Make sure you get your tickets to see Safe Space by Single Carrot Theatre at Clifton Park Mansion House. It sold out opening weekend and tickets for upcoming shows are going fast! Also check out Be Here Now by Deborah Zoe Laufer at Everyman Theatre. It’s a clever story with amazing set design.

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Monday, February 3

The Wedding Party
6PM – 9PM
Sagamore Pendry Baltimore
1715 Thames Street, Baltimore
Before you walk down the aisle, we invite you to take a walk through the world of weddings at the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore. The celebration of marriage should be a seamless, stress-free memory, and we want to provide you with the right tips to ensure that your day is nothing short of perfect. Guests will enjoy access to more than 40 unique weddings vendors, signature cocktails and light bites, plus an exclusive “Marryland” tote.
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Monumental Mondays
6PM – 11PM
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
Monumental Mondays features fresh new performances and new music submissions and so much more with an underground style, often featuring local Baltimore entries and content submitted from talent hailing from International markets. Monumental Mondays existed since Spring 2014, and was started by a group of local djs, bloggers and event promoters from across Baltimore. You can submit work to our content committee via the online form: just include a quick description and links to your work.
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Game Show Gauntlet x North Ave Market
7PM – 9PM
North Ave. Market
30 W. North Ave., Baltimore
Baltimore’s BEST trivia night is back for another night of trivia, word games, maybe charades, and more! Have you ever wanted to be on a game show? This is the closest thing (and we would know)! Enjoy fun stand-up sets and play some great game shows for your chance to win fun prizes and maybe even our $$$ CASH JACKPOT!

LKHD at Teavolve’s Open Mic
7PM – 10PM
Teavolve
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 LKHD. Creating a unique experience with every note, LKHD uses his skills at spontaneous composition and multi instrumentalism to craft sets of synthwave, trip-hop, house, hip-hop, nu jazz, and more on the fly.

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. This month features Standing Room Only, Cake Walk, and Fractal.

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, February 4

BARCScocina Tito’s & Tacos for Tails
6PM – 11PM
Barcocina
1629 Thames St, Baltimore
Barcocina will be hosting a fundraiser for BARCS animal shelter. 10% of sales, $1 for every Tito’s cocktail sold, and tips will be donated directly to BARCS. We will have happy hour from 6-7 featuring $6 house wines, $7 house margarita or blackberry sangria, and $4 blue moon, coors light, and miller lite. There will also be dog-themed featured Tito’s cocktails. Don’t miss your chance of winning a Tito’s gift basket! This event will take place in the side bar in Barcocina and furry friends are welcome to join! Dogs of Charm City will be here offering $2 Barkaritas and selling swag with a portion of the proceeds going to BARCS. Items you can bring to donate.

BHM: Artist Talk: Exhibit at The Revival Hotel
6PM – 9PM
Hotel Revival Baltimore
101 West Monument Street, Baltimore
Black History Month (BHM) will begin at the Revival Hotel. 5 emerging artists from Baltimore were selected to exhibit their art from Feb 1st to Feb 29th at Topside and the Garden Room in the Hotel. Come view works from the below artists: Ernest Shaw, Lia Latty, Nikia Kigler, Monica Ikegwu, and Phylicia Ghee. Join us on Tues. Feb 4th 6 pm to 9 pm for a talk with the artists. Learn about their stories, inspirations and works of art. Tickets are free with RSVP.

Italian Wine Dinner – Campania Region
6:30PM – 9:30PM
SoBo Cafe
6-8 W Cross St, Baltimore
Featuring Feudi wines – 5 Courses with Wine Pairings. A representative from Feudi di San Gregorio will be in attendance to lead you through the food and wine pairings. Feudi di San Gregorio was founded in 1986 in the village of Sorbo Serpico, in the Avellino province of Campania, Italy. After an earthquake devastated much of the region, the Capaldo and Ercolino families were inspired to establish a wine estate that could help restore the area to its former greatness. Feudi di San Gregorio winery resides on more than 740 acres of rolling hillside vineyards, and is known for making exceptional, modern wines from indigneous Campania grapes. The wines have earned more then 220 90+ reviews and 25 Tre Bicchieri awards from Gambero Rosso, the foremost authority on Italian wines. $90 includes gratuity & tax.
Call (410) 752-1518 for Reservations.

Brown Lecture Series: Crystal Wilkinson, The Birds of Opulence
7PM – 8:30PM
Enoch Pratt Free Library
400 Cathedral St, Baltimore
At once tragic and hopeful, The Birds of Opulence is a story about another time, rendered for our own. The Goode-Brown family, led by matriarch and pillar of the community Minnie Mae, is plagued by old secrets and embarrassment over mental illness and illegitimacy. Meanwhile, single mother Francine Clark is haunted by her dead, lightning-struck husband and forced to fight against both the moral judgment of the community and her own rebellious daughter, Mona. The residents of Opulence struggle with vexing relationships to the land, to one another, and to their own sexuality. As the members of the youngest generation watch their mothers and grandmothers pass away, they live with the fear of going mad themselves and must fight to survive. The Ivy Bookshop will have copies of the book for sale at a book signing following the program.

Backbar Movies | Groundhog Day (1993)
7PM – 9PM
Paulie Gee’s Hampden
3535 Chestnut Ave, Baltimore
Tuesday Night Backbar Movies…..we pay for the movie and you also get food and drink specials. Movie at 7:00pm. Specials from 5pm to close. Specials are dine-in only & only available in the back bar.

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.

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, February 5

Winesday!
5PM – 8PM
Old Line Cocktail & Wine Bar
1065 S Charles Street, Stall 131, Baltimore
Introducing WINESDAY! Starting Feb. 5th, we’ll be hosting a complimentary wine tasting the first Wednesday of every month! Come by the bar ( located in Cross Street Market ) and taste wines from all around the world, provided by The BYOB Club!
In addition to our complimentary tastings, we’re offering $5 glasses and $10.99 bottles of the tasting wines, or grab all 6 for only $60!

Jazz Wednesdays – Just Friends Quartet
6PM – 9PM
Sotto Sopra Restaurant
405 N Charles St, Baltimore
“Just Friends” plays a wide range of jazz and popular music from the Great American Songbook in addition to imaginative interpretations of contemporary songs from standards to the Beatles and beyond. The group’s four members have played around the Baltimore area for decades and its cumulative musical experience totals over two hundred years. Weaving together a unique blend of musical styles is the hallmark of this creative, innovative instrumental collaboration.

All About Chocolate! tasting and talk
6PM – 7:30PM
Cylburn Arboretum Friends
4915 Greenspring Ave, Baltimore
Give your taste buds a treat, learn about the fascinating cocoa plant, and hear stories of adventures collecting from the source with local Baltimore chocolate maker, Jinji Fraser. Chocolate tasting included with tickets. Jinji may have additional products available for separate purchase. $15
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Succulent Building Workshop
6:30PM – 8PM
B Willow
329 W 27th St, Baltimore
Join us for an evening of succulent building. $35 ticket includes all supplies. For beverages during the workshop, feel free to BYOB! Learn everything necessary to grow happy, healthy succulents. Each workshop attendee will choose from a variety of repurposed, vintage containers to plant in. 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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Club 1727
7PM – 9PM
The BIG Theater
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.

Writers LIVE! Caitlin Doughty, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?
7PM – 8:30PM
Enoch Pratt Free Library
400 Cathedral St, Baltimore
Caitlin Doughty will be in conversation with author Sheri Booker. Caitlin Doughty blends her mortician’s knowledge of the body and the intriguing history behind common misconceptions about corpses to offer factual, hilarious, and candid answers to thirty-five distinctive questions posed by her youngest fans. Caitlin Doughty is a mortician and the author of Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? as well as the New York Times best-selling books Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and From Here to Eternity. She is the creator of the “Ask a Mortician” web series and founder of The Order of the Good Death. She lives in Los Angeles, where she owns and runs a funeral home, Clarity Funerals. Sheri Booker is a poet, educator, and writer. A native of Baltimore, she spent nine years working in the funeral industry. She currently teaches writing and digital media at Morgan State University. The Ivy Bookshop will have copies of the book for sale at a book signing following the program.

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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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.

Salsa Bachata Wednesdays
8:30PM – 12AM
La Calle
10 South Street, Baltimore
An awesome way to have a fantastic time with friends. We attract the best dancers in Charm City. From Baltimore’s premier annual social dance event – the Baltimore Congress, we bring you an evening of dance lessons, and social dancing. Premier downtown area, amazing mixed drinks, lip smacking food, smooth music, and alluring dances. Fun with current friends, and come make TONS of new friends.
830 PM Bachata || 9 PM Salsa, 930 PM Music and Social Dancing!

Thursday, February 6

Best Bargains: Restock the Wine Rack
6PM – 8PM
BIN 604 Wine Sellers
604 S Exeter St, Baltimore
You don’t always have to shell out the big bucks for a killer bottle of wine. Join us for a fresh batch of wines that will impress your palate without burdening your budget. Tickets are $10 with a $5 credit toward featured wines.
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Balthazar: Behind a New Walters Acquisition
6:30PM – 7:15PM
The Walters Art Museum
In this talk celebrating Black History Month, Joaneath Spicer, James A. Murnaghan Curator for Renaissance and Baroque Art, will propose possible identifications for the African man portrayed in one of the museum’s newest acquisitions, Magus Balthazar (ca. 1690). Discover what clues his facial expressions, body language, and clothing provide. This event is free.

George Washington and the Enslaved Community at Mount Vernon
6:30PM – 8PM
Maryland Historical Society
201 W Monument St, Baltimore
The enslaved community at George Washington’s Mount Vernon developed over many years, starting with 10 people when Washington was 11 years old, and growing to over 300 at the end of his life. This lecture, presented by Mary Thompson, a Research Historian with The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, explores the large number of individuals who were forced into slavery through inheritance, marriage, acquisition, estate sales’ purchase, rented from neighbors, born at Mount Vernon and purchased from slave ships. This lecture is part of the Francis Scott Lecture Series at MdHS and is $50 per person, including a reception with wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Doors open at 6 p.m.
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Mario Kart 64 Tournament
7PM – 9PM
Monument City Brewing Company
1 North Haven Street, Baltimore
Join us for a heated night of the Nintendo classic, Mario Kart 64. Challengers receive a free pint to kick off the tourney and a chance to win stellar prizes and eternal glory.

Mondo Baltimore – Zombi 3
7PM – 10PM
Ottobar – UPSTAIRS
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
With your hosts – Frau Ankenstien & Dad Ghost -. FREE w/karaoke after the flicks!
7PM – ZOMBIGEDDON – This clip show will make you kill yourself before you turn into one of them!
8PM – ZOMBI 3 – (1988, Lucio Fulci, Claudio Fragasso, Bruno Mattei) When a terrorist’s body, infected with a stolen chemical, is cremated by the US military, a virus is unintentionally released into the atmosphere over a small island.

Open Mic: Stand-Up in Lenny’s Lobby
7PM – 8:30PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
This is your chance to get up and tell jokes – no experience necessary! Drop by this open mic and put your name on the list to try out five minutes or less of material. The stakes are low but the fun is fabulous.

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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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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Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theatre Night
8PM – 12AM
Reverb
2112 N Charles St, Baltimore
This will be the first of the whole series of Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theatre, we will start with the first and second episodes, donations are accepted and popcorn will be available along with cheap drink specials. If all goes well, we will keep it going biweekly or monthly, come and join us in this new creation and be a part of the bizarre faerie tale world! Costumes encouraged!

Clitorati Presents: Lip Service
8PM – 10PM
The Lou Costello Room
1023 W 36th St, Baltimore
The Clitorati is back with antoher amazing lineup of comedian for just $5!
As always, we will be accepting donations of feminine hygeine products for the Woman’s Advocacy Coalition of Baltimore! Line up TBA.

BSC Presents Gin & Jokes: Isabel Hagen Makes Jokes in February!
8:30PM – 10:30PM
Joe Squared Pizza & Bar
133 W North Ave, Baltimore
Isabel Hagen comes down from NYC to warm up Joe Squared with HOT JOKES! The best comedy night in Baltimore returns! We could not be more excited to have Isabel Hagen down from NYC to headline in the Joe Squared basement! Isabel is a stand-up comedian and classically trained violist. Every little girl’s dream. She began pursuing comedy upon graduating from The Juilliard School. Her parents have been surprisingly supportive of this. Isabel was selected as a “New Face of Comedy” at the prestigious Just for Laughs festival in Montréal in 2019. In addition, she won 1st place in the 2019 One Liner Madness competition at the Bell House in Brooklyn and is recognized as one of NYC’s top roast battlers, winning many times at Roast Masters, Roast Battle, and Comedy Fight Club. You might be wondering if Isabel ever combines viola and comedy. The answer: sometimes!
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The Peeps Show
8:30PM – 9:30PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Welcome to the Peeps Show, where on the first Thursday of every month, we give our audience the opportunity to peek behind the curtain at the saucy talent of female artists in Baltimore. The Peeps show opens with a feature of a local female or gender-minority artist sharing their work and the context behind it. Then, a curated coterie of female and gender-minority improvisers perform a show inspired by the art and artist. The Peeps Show sheds light on the incredible and diverse artistry of Baltimore. It is an unmatched opportunity to see what happens when worlds collide. It is a tease for the pursuit of expression.

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!

Friday, February 7

MDVE Vegan Restaurant Week
Feb 7 – 23
Participating Restaurants
It’s that time of year again!! Maryland’s Vegan Restaurant Week – Winter Edition. Are you ready? What will participating restaurants have in store to satisfy our big, vegan appetites? What new dishes would you like to see? How about our non-vegan family and friends? We want to hear from you. Let’s start the discussion! A portion of the proceeds from restaurant signup fees will be donated to BARCS Animal Shelter.

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Grand Opening Save-the-Date
3PM – 10PM
Ministry of Brewing
1900 E Lombard St, Baltimore
Please save the date! We want to raise a glass to you for patiently waiting for us to open the doors of the St. Michael’s Church building for the first time in 8 years!

Vegan Takeover VII
5PM – 10PM
Paulie Gee’s Hampden
3535 Chestnut Ave, Baltimore
Vegan Takeover VII! Please note, no meat or dairy will be stocked in the kitchen or available for sale during the takeover. All vegan until 10:00pm. To our meat and dairy eating friends, please consider joining us for a really fun evening.

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!

Charm City Bluegrass Battle of the Bands Round 1
6PM – 10:30PM
UNION Craft Brewing
1700 West 41st Street, Baltimore
BATTLE OF THE BANDS IS BACK! Charm City Bluegrass Festival and Appalachian Bluegrass Shoppe Present Battle of the Bands! This is a competition between bands and the winner will earn a ton of amazing prizes. Join us at Union for beers, food, and tons of great music! Secure your tickets now. Voting is determined by audience voting and Team Charm City Bluegrass. Finals on February 28 to perform at The 8×10 in Baltimore.
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Kokedama Building Workshop at Pitango Bakery + Cafe!
6:30PM – 8PM
Pitango Bakery + Café
903 S Ann St, Baltimore
Join us for an evening at Pitango Bakery & Cafe in Fells Point for a drink and some planting! Kokedamas, aka “moss balls” are a Japanese style of planting, using moss and specialized soil wrapped around the roots of a plant. These can be hung or set on a dish, creating a beautiful & natural looking way to grow your plants! Each participant will choose their own plant, and learn how to create a kokedama to hang or sit on a surface. Ticket includes all supplies for kokedama building and your choice of Italian inspired cocktails, beer, or wine. Sorry, no discount given for bringing your own pot!
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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.
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Peabody Symphony Orchestra
7:30PM – 9:30PM
Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall
1 E Mount Vernon Pl, Baltimore
Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Series with Marin Alsop, conductor Chengcheng Yao, piano. Béla Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Sz. 95, BB 101 Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47. Annual Peabody Symphony Orchestra Concert in Memory of Dr. Steven Muller, President of the Johns Hopkins University, 1972-1990.
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We Are Proud to Present a Presentation
Feb 7-16, Fri & Sat 7:30PM. Sat 2PM, Sun 3PM
ArtsCentric
2600 N Howard Street, Baltimore
A season highlight, ArtsCentric will present a powerful play by African American Female playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury. Six black and white American actors attempt to make their own play about the imperial German genocide of the Herero people of South West Africa in the late nineteenth, early twentieth century. We Are Proud….is a hilariously tragic story that forces the audience to examine the stereotypes we all see in other races and, at times, even in our own cultures.
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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.
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Give Me Moonlight by Ariel Mitchell
Feb 7-16, Thur – Sat 8PM, Sun 5PM, Mon 8PM
Motor House
120 W North Ave, Baltimore
Rapid Lemon Productions opens its 2020 season with Ariel Mitchell’s “Give Me Moonlight”, a surreal journey through the lonely places of 20th century America. Some sorrow has to be shared. “Give Me Moonlight” is about the sorrow that is so deep that it can barely be felt let alone acknowledged in the bright light of day.
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The Rocky Horror Show – Valentine’s Day Edition
Feb 7-16, Thur 7PM, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30PM
Iron Crow Theatre
Baltimore’s award-winning and favorite tradition, The Rocky Horror Show, returns with a Valentine’s Day spin like you’ve never seen before! Experience this quintessential queer theatrical experience live on stage — complete with call-outs, cascading toilet paper, and an array of other audience participation props. In this live stage musical best known for the 1980’s cult film, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, seek shelter at a mysterious old castle on a dark and stormy night, where they encounter transvestite scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Dr. Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” Bring your sweetheart (or sweethearts!) to this deliberately kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi gothic thriller, now more daring and outrageous than ever!
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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.
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!
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BIG Time with Ken Wong
8PM – 9PM
Baltimore Improv Group
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
How do you know when you’ve truly succeeded? 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 Ken Wong: I call myself a “Baltimoron.” Grew up on the County line but also moved a lot. Originated from Hong Kong. I spent most of my life working and partying. School wasnt for me. Practicing martial arts has been my escape. Then i went from serving at restaurants to doing hair. Been at it for 15 years. From my chair, I’ve seen many things that make me go “huh”? I get to live through stories of my clients’ footsteps. And its entertaining and eye-opening. Cutting hair is my passion, though. I plan to do it til I’m 80. Gotta support my family and our dog, Jon Snow. I run 11 hours days without breaks. There’s nothing more natural to me than cutting hair. Outside of work and home, its all about football and boxing. I got married in my R avens jersey. Definitely bleeding purple. Hair salons are crazy and i love it. Im grateful Baltimore is home. Just trying to dance through life.

Mobtown Winter Weekend
Friday: 8pm – Beginner drop in lesson 9pm – Dancing to live music
Saturday: 11am-1pm – Classes with Gaby 1-2:30pm – Lunch 2:30-4:30pm – More Classes with Gaby 8pm – Beginner drop in lesson 9pm – More awesome live music
Sunday: 11-1:20 – Classes with Jenna and Jon 1:20-2:30 – Lunch 2:30-4:20 – More classes with Jenna and Jon
Mobtown Ballroom
861 Washington Blvd, Baltimore
The Mobtown Winter Weekend is a brand new kind of weekend, designed by Jenna Applegarth and Jon Tigert. For you, the general public, the event will be two nights of baller social dancing paired with two days of Lindy Hop workshops by Jon and Jenna, with guest instructor Gaby Cook from NYC. In the background, a teacher training track will be observing the classes and taking workshops about how to teach Lindy Hop. The great part about this model is that the whole weekend will only cost you $75. That’s about $5.60/class and $15/dance. So, the greatest deal ever.
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Save Your Soul w Parka Pat
9PM – 2AM
Lithuanian Hall
851 Hollins St, Baltimore
Baltimore’s BIGGEST soul night + dance party welcomes the MAD MOD du MONTREAL Parka Patrick Foisy! Pat has been one of our favorite guest DJs over the last 10yrs (with this being his 7th SYS appearance. The suited and booted DJ daredevil dances up a storm and climbs the furniture while playing some of the wildest soul, R&B and Quebecois rockers for your dancing pleasure. Save Your Soul at the Lithuanian Hall is Baltimore’s wildest dance party of lost & found 45rpm sounds and an all-vinyl shindig of epic proportions. Every 1st Friday, a few hundred kids dance their asses off to everything from Motown/ Stax-era hits, funk breaks, psyche & garage stunners and big beat blues, heavy soul & maximum R&B, girl groups, swinging instrumentals, rockers, boo-ga-loo and a whole lot of “what the fuck it this” gems at the world-famous Lithuanian Hall. This month, PARKA PAT and your host DJs Baby Alcatraz & Rob Macy spin hip-shakers, hand-clappers + sing-a-long screamers ALL NIGHT LONG. Everything from Etta to Otis, Aretha to JB PLUS all the floor-filling obscurities and deepest danceable cuts Save Your Soul is known for. Tiny records, HUGE sounds! Still just $6 for members + Baltimore’s CHEAPEST bar! No laptops! No Serato! No foolin! $6 (for members) | 21+ become an annual member for $5. CASH is strongly suggested! Cards OK.

Slyce of Stylez : Love edition
11PM – 2AM
Paulie Gee’s Hampden
3535 Chestnut Ave, Baltimore
YAAAAS! The queens of Paulie Gee’s Hampden are back at it again. Join the fun and get you some of Baltimore’s best pizza and a strong cocktail, relax and enjoy the show as these talented individuals show you what love means to them and much more! We have 2 sets of entertainment for your enjoyment, as well as some amazing food and drink specials. This is a night you don’t wanna miss. You never know what you will see at Paulie Gee’s! Hosted by: Jezzi Bell Devine and Victoria Blair. With Performances by: Kitty Foxx, Anita Minett, Valaq Flare Devine, Pariah Sinclair, Dallys Maharis, and Saaphyri Wildz.

Saturday, February 8

MDVE Vegan Restaurant Week
Feb 7 – 23
Participating Restaurants
It’s that time of year again!! Maryland’s Vegan Restaurant Week – Winter Edition. Are you ready? What will participating restaurants have in store to satisfy our big, vegan appetites? What new dishes would you like to see? How about our non-vegan family and friends? We want to hear from you. Let’s start the discussion! A portion of the proceeds from restaurant signup fees will be donated to BARCS Animal Shelter.

3rd Annual Valentine’s PopMart at the Market
7AM – 12PM
Baltimore’s 32nd Street Farmers Market
E 32nd St & Barclay St, Baltimore
Come celebrate Valentine’s Day early with us and pick up some great gifts and food on Saturday, February 08th! This is a Rain, Snow, or Shine Event! We’ll be featuring the Local “Producer-Only” vendors below who make or prepare their own jewelry, treats, art, housewares, body products, food, baked goods and more.

Valentine’s Day Self-Care and Massage workshop
10AM – 9PM
Lush Cosmetics Baltimore – Harbor East
1001 Aliceanna St, Baltimore
Stop into Lush Harbor East anytime during February 8th to learn our luxurious self-care and massaging techniques. Our expert staff will explain the benefits of massages, provide demonstrations of our most pampering products, and recommend products with sensual ingredients.

Rosé All Day at Harbor East
10AM – 7PM
Harbor East
650 S. Exeter Street, 2nd floor, Baltimore
Shop ’til you drop and rose’ all day with complimentary wine at participating retailers while you pick up gifts in Harbor East for your valentine! Check back for a complete list of shops. Plus, be sure to follow us @HarborEast for a chance to win a love-themed giveway!

Carol Maurer: Entwined
11AM – 4PM
Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower
21 S Eutaw St, Baltimore
It’s Opening Day! Entwined, reveals the names of those enslaved by the artist’s great-great-grandfather, as documented in Robert Bell’s Book of Slave Statistics, Dorchester County Maryland 1864 – 1868. The names are knitted with wool sourced from Dorchester County, Maryland, and mounted on barn wood as a visual representation of the legacy of slavery and how it is knitted in the fabric of our history and society. View Saturdays starting February 8 – May 30, from 11am to 4pm.

Palentine’s Day Drag Brunch
11AM – 1PM
Baltimore Center Stage
700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore
You know Valentine’s Day and you know Galentine’s Day – now get ready for Palentine’s Day! This February, grab your pals, grab a mimosa, and enjoy a morning hosted by Baltimore’s Broadway Drag Queen, Venus Fastrada, winner of Baltimore Drag Award’s Most Creative Queen of 2019. Featuring theatrical and rambunctious performances from one of Baltimore’s best drag queens, Baltimore Center Stage will celebrate love, mimosas, and drama. With a delicious brunch provided by Iron Rooster and drink tickets good for two mimosas included with your ticket, join us for what is sure to be a memorable morning.
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Mobtown Winter Weekend
Friday: 8pm – Beginner drop in lesson 9pm – Dancing to live music
Saturday: 11am-1pm – Classes, 1-2:30pm – Lunch 2:30-4:30pm – More Classes 8pm – Beginner drop in lesson 9pm – More awesome live music
Sunday: 11-1:20 – Classes 1:20-2:30 – Lunch 2:30-4:20 – More classes
Mobtown Ballroom
861 Washington Blvd, Baltimore
The Mobtown Winter Weekend is a brand new kind of weekend, designed by Jenna Applegarth and Jon Tigert. For you, the general public, the event will be two nights of baller social dancing paired with two days of Lindy Hop workshops by Jon and Jenna, with guest instructor Gaby Cook from NYC. In the background, a teacher training track will be observing the classes and taking workshops about how to teach Lindy Hop. The great part about this model is that the whole weekend will only cost you $75. That’s about $5.60/class and $15/dance. So, the greatest deal ever.
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Nepenthe’s 1st Anniversary Party
12PM – 12AM
Nepenthe Brewing Co.
3626 Falls Road, Baltimore
Come out and celebrate our first anniversary with us! We’re going all out with a triple beer release, PLUS we’ll have a few special edition versions of our most popular beers (supply will be limited, tapping times TBD). Grab a limited edition commemorative glass and enjoy our photo booth, games, food specials, and of course – LOTS OF CAKE! The party starts at noon and rocks til midnight! (No ticket required and no reservations will be taken. Pay as you go, first come first serve. Special edition tapping times will be announced prior to the event.)

Melanin Market
12PM – 5PM
UNION Craft Brewing
1700 West 41st Street, Baltimore
In honor of Black History Month, UNION is proud to present Melanin Market, a one-day pop-up featuring some of the best black artists, artisans, vendors, and performers from our community. From vintage clothes, custom haircuts, to live painting and music, there will be something for everyone at the Melanin Market!

Classically Dope: An Evolution of Hip-Hop Performance
2PM – 3:30PM
Enoch Pratt Free Library
400 Cathedral St, Baltimore
Classically Dope is a hip-hop and classical music collaboration featuring D.C. rapper Konshens the MC. Performing at the intersection of social justice and positive influence, the ensemble tackles subjects such as the power of belief, racial inequality, and being a change agent in the world. This fusion brings diverse communities together by showing that a common love for music transcends geography, race, age, values, and socioeconomic status.

The 2020 Variations Party
2PM – 6PM
Motor House
120 W North Ave, Baltimore
Baltimore’s original ten-minute play festival kicks off its 16th annual project with the Variations Party this February 8th at Motor House. Each year our audiences choose the theme for the next Variations Project, and 2020’s will be VISION (get it?). In June we’ll present a fabulous group of world premiere short plays based on this theme — but first, somebody needs to write them! The VARIATIONS PARTY is where the whole process starts. Join us as we spin the Wheel of Vision, share thoughts and doodles on the Graffiti Wall, and create gobs of juicy source material on 2020’s theme! Want to write a play? Read submissions? Audition for the production ensemble? It all starts with the Variations Party.

Oysters & Chablis: Sweetheart Edition
2PM – 4PM
The Wine Source
3601 Elm Ave, Baltimore
Celebrate your love of oysters and each other at this special tasting event! Slurp a little, sip a little, and learn a bit about what makes this pairing so memorable. Chablis is grown in “Kimmeridgean” soil, which is often richly veined with oyster fossils from 150 million years ago. This event is free & open to all!

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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POC Jam! A Free Improv Comedy Gathering
6PM – 7PM
The BIG Theater
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!

The Dinner Detective Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Show
6PM – 9PM
Radisson Hotel Baltimore Downtown-Inner Harbor
101 W Fayette St, Baltimore
Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre in 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.
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Small Foods Party 2020
7PM – 10:30PM
American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Hwy, Baltimore
Join us at the American Visionary Art Museum for the 2020 Small Foods Party, Baltimore’s annual tasty celebration of tiny edibles. Last year we hosted a record sell-out crowd. Competitors wanted! Non-competitors welcome! Proceeds benefit Moveable Feast. Come feel like a hungry giant as you taste dozens of tiny delicacies, all while raising money to help address food security in Baltimore. For 15 years, friends new and old have been gathering to make this event a special place full of memorable experiences. We hope this year you will return or come for the first time, either as a taster or a chef. Prizes donated by local establishments will be given for categories such as International and Bad Idea.
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Night of 100 Elviras!
7PM – 2AM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Greetings Children of the Corny! Don’t you spooky nerds just love Halloween?! Feels cheap that it only happens once a year, (and trust me..I KNOW CHEAP!) I’ve just been DYING to inform you that I’ve planned an event in order to pay tribute to The Queen Of Halloween herself, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. So, all you ghouls need to do your part, cram ’em in to that “little black dress” and slink on down to the Haunted Hills, err, The Ottobar for Night of 100 Elviras! Some Tricks! and Treats! A DATE WITH ELVIRA ( a super band of local characters covering songs by The Cramps), The Universal Donors (Type O Negative cover band), TOTAL MANIAC, and RjVj performing Horror Soundtracks & Murder Ballads. Games Hosted by Baltimore’s own Horror Hostess with the Mostest (and my personal ghoulfriend), Aurora Gorealis of,….you guessed it, Shocktail Hour With Aurora Gorealis Including special appearances by the hosts of Mondo Baltimore! DJ Shellvira (A.K.A. Shelly Shellhorn)!
I’m bringing my Haunted Victorian Red Velvet sofa, guys, so DRESS UP AS Elvira and get a portrait done by Breck Jones Photography.

We Are Proud to Present a Presentation
Feb 7-16, Fri & Sat 7:30PM. Sat 2PM, Sun 3PM
ArtsCentric
2600 N Howard Street, Baltimore
A season highlight, ArtsCentric will present a powerful play by African American Female playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury. Six black and white American actors attempt to make their own play about the imperial German genocide of the Herero people of South West Africa in the late nineteenth, early twentieth century. We Are Proud….is a hilariously tragic story that forces the audience to examine the stereotypes we all see in other races and, at times, even in our own cultures.
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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.
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Give Me Moonlight by Ariel Mitchell
Feb 7-16, Thur – Sat 8PM, Sun 5PM, Mon 8PM
Motor House
120 W North Ave, Baltimore
Rapid Lemon Productions opens its 2020 season with Ariel Mitchell’s “Give Me Moonlight”, a surreal journey through the lonely places of 20th century America. Some sorrow has to be shared. “Give Me Moonlight” is about the sorrow that is so deep that it can barely be felt let alone acknowledged in the bright light of day.
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The Rocky Horror Show – Valentine’s Day Edition
Feb 7-16, Thur 7PM, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30PM
Iron Crow Theatre
Baltimore’s award-winning and favorite tradition, The Rocky Horror Show, returns with a Valentine’s Day spin like you’ve never seen before! Experience this quintessential queer theatrical experience live on stage — complete with call-outs, cascading toilet paper, and an array of other audience participation props. In this live stage musical best known for the 1980’s cult film, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, seek shelter at a mysterious old castle on a dark and stormy night, where they encounter transvestite scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Dr. Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” Bring your sweetheart (or sweethearts!) to this deliberately kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi gothic thriller, now more daring and outrageous than ever!
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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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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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The Baltimore Tastemakers Series, an improv show
8PM – 9PM
The BIG Theater
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.

Scandalous Saturdays: Who’s Your Baby Daddy?
9PM – 12AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Sidebar’s monthly drag show is back, with your host, Pariah Sinclair! This month is a Haus of Deathglam takeover with a twist! Come out for a night of Maury and Jerry Springer antics as we try to find out who the Baby Daddy really is! With Cast: Teara Newhole Gsus, Shaunda Leer, Ms Behavin (Trevon Crawford), Cher Rub, BABY (Bryan Tarka), Princess Switchblade, Madeline Mcfierson (Taylor Foster), and Shlita Biscuit (Tyler Stevens). Doors @ 9 // Show @ 10 // $8 over 21 // $10 under 21 or no ID ALL AGES! First 10 people through the door receive our special cocktail of the night!

Sunday, February 9

MDVE Vegan Restaurant Week
Feb 7 – 23
Participating Restaurants
It’s that time of year again!! Maryland’s Vegan Restaurant Week – Winter Edition. Are you ready? What will participating restaurants have in store to satisfy our big, vegan appetites? What new dishes would you like to see? How about our non-vegan family and friends? We want to hear from you. Let’s start the discussion! A portion of the proceeds from restaurant signup fees will be donated to BARCS Animal Shelter.

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!
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Mount Vernon Love Stories: A Historic Valentine’s Walking Tour
10AM – 11:30AM
Baltimore Heritage
14 W Mt Vernon Pl, Baltimore
Baltimore historian Jamie Hunt is back with a Valentine’s Day-themed tour of romance in Mount Vernon! For two centuries, Mount Vernon has seen spectacular love stories, bitter feuds, and more than a few juicy trysts. The neighborhood’s earliest days include patriot and original Mount Vernon landowner John Eager Howard marrying a charming young Philadelphian, Margaret “Peggy” Chew, after her first love was hanged for treason in a plot that involved Benedict Arnold. Fast forward 200 years and Mount Vernon saw a 20th century graduate of its Baltimore School for the Arts, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, fall in love with and marry another noted Philadelphian, actor Will Smith. In between these two sets of lovers are the royal tales of Betsy Patterson Bonaparte, who died wealthy but bitter in Mount Vernon years after an annulled marriage to Napoleon’s brother Jerome, and Bessie Wallis Warfield, who was christened in a neighborhood church (just across the street from where Betsy died) and grew up to become the Duchess of Windsor. Not to be outdone by royalty, some of Baltimore’s most storied authors have ties to Mt. Vernon along with their beautiful, sad marriages, including Edgar Allan Poe, H.L. Mencken, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. And of course the rich and famous of Baltimore’s Gilded Age include more than a few with off-beat love lives.
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Mobtown Winter Weekend
Friday: 8pm – Beginner drop in lesson 9pm – Dancing to live music
Saturday: 11am-1pm – Classes with Gaby 1-2:30pm – Lunch 2:30-4:30pm – More Classes with Gaby 8pm – Beginner drop in lesson 9pm – More awesome live music
Sunday: 11-1:20 – Classes with Jenna and Jon 1:20-2:30 – Lunch 2:30-4:20 – More classes with Jenna and Jon
Mobtown Ballroom
861 Washington Blvd, Baltimore
The Mobtown Winter Weekend is a brand new kind of weekend, designed by Jenna Applegarth and Jon Tigert. For you, the general public, the event will be two nights of baller social dancing paired with two days of Lindy Hop workshops by Jon and Jenna, with guest instructor Gaby Cook from NYC. In the background, a teacher training track will be observing the classes and taking workshops about how to teach Lindy Hop. The great part about this model is that the whole weekend will only cost you $75. That’s about $5.60/class and $15/dance. So, the greatest deal ever.
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Tats for Tails 2020
11AM – 7PM
Baltimore Tattoo Museum
1534 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
100% of each tattoo (selected designs or at artists’ discretion) will be donated to the homeless animals at BARCS! Tipping your artist is highly encouraged, as they are donating all of their time. Tattoos start at $100. Attendees will be served by ticketed number. You must be present in line to receive your number. In other words, no holding spaces for friends. The more people who get tattooed the more we can raise for the homeless animals. Invite your friends and spread the word! Big thanks to the staff and artists at Baltimore Tattoo Museum and partnering shops for very generously donating their time and awesome services.

Second Sunday Drag Brunch
12:30PM – 3:30PM
Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown
24 West Franklin Street
Join us at Poets Modern Cocktails & Eats in Hotel Indigo Baltimore this Special Sunday Drag Brunch featuring Sue Nami & Guests. Enjoy Brunch with bottomless Mimosas. The cost is $40 (plus tax and automatic 18% gratuity) and these events sell out quickly, reservations highly recommended, but not required, seating is limited. Self-Parking is complimentary at the 15 West Franklin Street garage with Drag Brunch! $40 includes buffet, entertainment and bottomless Mimosas. $20 deposit due at time of reservation. Remaining $20, tax and grat is due upon arrival. This show is in high demand. This is the only dining option available. Non-Alcoholic substitutions available for beverages. Taxes and 18% Gratuity additional.
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Second Sundays Seafood 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 January event will be supplied by Jimmy’s Famous Seafood and runs from Noon to 6pm! No tickets necessary. Menu items as follows: 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

The 6th Annual Barcocina Chili Cook-Off
2PM – 5PM
Barcocina
1629 Thames St, Baltimore
Join us for our 6th Annual Chili Cook Off on Sunday, February 9th! General admission tickets are only $5 per person and include admission to the event, ilegal mezcal cocktail specials, chili tasting and judging. Whichever chef has the most votes wins! **Please note that doors open at 2 PM and chili tasting will not begin until 3 PM.** We are also offering a special open bar ticket for this event! $35 open bar ticket includes chili tasting and judging, PLUS 3 hour premium well open bar with all you can drink well mixed liquor drinks, domestic beer and house wines.
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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.
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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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The Channeling of Ms. Sybby Grant
2:30PM – 5:30PM
The Church of St. Mary the Virgin-Walbrook
3121 Walbrook Ave, Baltimore
WombWork Productions, Inc. and the Nu World Art Ensemble Presents The Channeling of Ms. Sybby Grant. WombWork Productions made it a mission to archive the life the enslaved cook to the family of Dr. John Hanson Thomas, Maryland legislator and Confederate Sympathizer. In 2018, A letter Sybby wrote to Dr. Thomas was uncovered at the Hackerman House, their residence during American Slavery. Today, that former residence is now referenced as 1 West Mount Vernon Place, an extension of the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. Join us for Dinner and Charm City Fringe Festival’s Award-winning story on the compromises made for the sake of Sybby’s household and Slavery Abolition in America. Directed by Stevanie Anita Williams. A fundraiser for WombWork Productions, Mary The Virgin Episcopal Church and James Tabernacle A.H. Church.
Menu: Green Salad (v) | Kale Salad (v) | Vegan Ribs | Sister Laila’s Navy Bean Soup (v) | Fried Chicken | String Beans with Smoked Turkey | Mashed Potatoes and Gravy | Ms. Sybby Grant’s Famous Terrapin Soup | Cheese Broccoli | Lemon Cake | Chocolate Cake | Chocolate Chip Cookies (v) | Water/Tea/Lemonade
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We Are Proud to Present a Presentation
Feb 7-16, Fri & Sat 7:30PM. Sat 2PM, Sun 3PM
ArtsCentric
2600 N Howard Street, Baltimore
A season highlight, ArtsCentric will present a powerful play by African American Female playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury. Six black and white American actors attempt to make their own play about the imperial German genocide of the Herero people of South West Africa in the late nineteenth, early twentieth century. We Are Proud….is a hilariously tragic story that forces the audience to examine the stereotypes we all see in other races and, at times, even in our own cultures.
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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!
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Give Me Moonlight by Ariel Mitchell
Feb 7-16, Thur – Sat 8PM, Sun 5PM, Mon 8PM
Motor House
120 W North Ave, Baltimore
Rapid Lemon Productions opens its 2020 season with Ariel Mitchell’s “Give Me Moonlight”, a surreal journey through the lonely places of 20th century America. Some sorrow has to be shared. “Give Me Moonlight” is about the sorrow that is so deep that it can barely be felt let alone acknowledged in the bright light of day.
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The Rocky Horror Show – Valentine’s Day Edition
Feb 7-16, Thur 7PM, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30PM
Iron Crow Theatre
Baltimore’s award-winning and favorite tradition, The Rocky Horror Show, returns with a Valentine’s Day spin like you’ve never seen before! Experience this quintessential queer theatrical experience live on stage — complete with call-outs, cascading toilet paper, and an array of other audience participation props. In this live stage musical best known for the 1980’s cult film, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, seek shelter at a mysterious old castle on a dark and stormy night, where they encounter transvestite scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Dr. Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” Bring your sweetheart (or sweethearts!) to this deliberately kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi gothic thriller, now more daring and outrageous than ever!
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February Opera Night
6PM – 9PM
Sotto Sopra Restaurant
405 N Charles St, Baltimore
Come get cozy with us this winter season as we host our January opera night! We hope you will join us for an evening of tantalizing Sotto Sopra cuisine. Our opera performers will regale you with your favorite arias that tell the stories of lives and loves both won and lost. Hear their amazing voices as they envelop Sotto Sopra’s 19th century dining room. The acoustics are amazing, the singers engaging and the food—aah, the food reflects the deft hand that is Italian. $65 per person. Call 410 625 0534 to purchase tickets.

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.

Whose Roll Is It Anyway? At No Land Beyond
7PM – 9PM
No Land Beyond
2125 Maryland Ave, Baltimore
In the first of our monthly residencies at the new and beautiful No Land Beyond, your intrepid adventurers return to navigate a tireless hellscape created by you! Games and jokes with friends! You make the world, we try to play in it and perhaps answer, Whose Roll is it Anyway?

Blues Visionary : Corey Harris
7:30PM – 10PM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
Corey Harris is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and band leader who has carved out his own niche in blues. He began his career as a New Orleans street singer, travelling throughout the southern U.S. In his early twenties he lived in Cameroon, West Africa for a year, which had a profound effect on his later work. He has recorded many old songs of the blues tradition while also creating an original vision of the blues by adding influences from reggae, soul, rock and West African music. His recording, Between Midnight and Day, is a tribute to the tradition of acoustic blues. Subsequent recordings, such as Greens From the Garden (1999), Mississippi to Mali (2003), and Daily Bread (2005) show Harris’ maturation from interpreter to songwriter. Some of his imaginative compositions are marked by a deliberate eclecticism; other works stay true to the traditional blues formula of compelling vocals and down-home guitar. With one foot in tradition and the other in contemporary experimentation, Harris is a truly unique voice in contemporary music.
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The Greatest Sketch Show In America
7:30PM – 8:30PM
The BIG Theater
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.

Enjoy!

– Lindsey

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