Things to do in Baltimore this week 2/24/20

Hi friends! This is slower week for me by choice, but there are plenty of options for you! Make sure you get a reservation for Champagne & Fried Chicken at Chez Hugo Bistro. It’s a yummy and bubbly event. We had so much fun last time we went. Brews and Board Games is back in action at it’s new home, No Land Beyond. In theare, you should check out The First Thing That Happens by The Acme Corporation. It’s definitely an unusual experience and you’ll get to see the newly renovated Voxel space.

Monday, February 24

Game Show Gauntlet x North Ave Market
6:30PM – 8PM
North Ave. Market
30 W. North Ave., Baltimore
Game Show Gauntlet’s new home is at North Ave. Market! Join us every Monday at 6:30 for an interactive game show night you won’t soon forget. Not just a normal trivia night, Game Show Gauntlet is an interactive game show where YOU are the contestants. Sign up and get called down to play games of luck, skill, trivia and more! If you’re one of our lucky players, you could play our Jackpot games for $50 in CASH! No cover, free to play!

Baltimore Butterfly Session: There is Beauty in the Struggle
7PM – 8:30PM
Baltimore Center Stage
700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore
Join us at Baltimore Center Stage for a conversation about what it means for Black people to build political power in Baltimore featuring a keynote from Baltimore’s Black-led grassroots think tank Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, Baltimore-born musician Tiffany Underwood-Holmes, and poet Alan King. As we head toward key elections for our nation and for Baltimore City, and in the midst of the 2020 Census, our guests will put Baltimore City’s present in the context of its past so we can better think about a liberated vision for its future. Inspired by Citizen University’s Civic Saturdays, The Baltimore Butterfly Sessions will bring together music, poetry, literary excerpts, and thought-provoking keynote addresses to catalyze conversation and build awareness around today’s most pressing issues. Tapping into some of the brightest voices around the nation and in Baltimore, each Butterfly Session will convene artists, activists, organizers, and thinkers to unpack a civically resonant topic. Through the Baltimore Butterfly Sessions, BCS aims to create a space for civic dialogue & fellowship across difference and stay firmly rooted in our local community. Come for the music, come for the poetry, come for the conversation. Admission is free, reservations are encouraged.

Jesse Moody 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!

North & Charles: Brain Candy w/ Mondo Baltimore
7:30PM – 10:30PM
SNF Parkway Theatre / Maryland Film Fest
5 West North Avenue, Baltimore
Local faves Mondo Baltimore return to the Parkway to screen the wacky and wonderful BRAIN CANDY! The second installment of our monthly North & Charles community partner series. Canadian comedy favorites The Kids in the Hall make their feature-film debut in this acid-laced social satire of modern science and Big Business. The five troupers play 32 roles as they chronicle the desperate attempts of a pharmaceutical company teetering on the brink of financial ruin to stay afloat. A pharmaceutical scientist creates a pill that makes people remember their happiest memory, and although it’s successful, it has unfortunate side effects.
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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 25

Mardi Gras at the Marketplace!
4PM – 12AM
Mount Vernon Marketplace
520 Park Ave, Baltimore
Join us at the Marketplace to celebrate Fat Tuesday in Baltimore’s largest celebration of Mardi Gras! This is our 5th year of celebrating the City of New Orleans and pageantry of Fat Tuesday. Dress up in your best purple, green & gold, and come party with us! We’ll have Nawlins themed specials across the Marketplace, plus live music by Rufus Roundtree and Da B’more Brass Factory from 7PM-11PM along with giveaways, swag and much more! Taps Fill Station with feature an 11 Line Abita Brewing Company Tap Takeover with 12oz beers by the glass and our 32 ounce “Big Ass Beers”. The Local Oyster will feature a Seafood Boil from 6pm – 9pm. Cultured will feature Sazaracs, Hurricanes and Corpse Revivers as well as Muffuletta Sandwiches and Meat Po Boys. Fishnet will feature Ham Croquettes.

Cross Street Market Mardi Gras!
4PM – 10PM
Cross Street Market
1065 S Charles Street, Baltimore
Join us for our first Fat Tuesday celebration! Live music from Sac Au Lait. Abita Brewing Company Tap Takeover at Cansfillingstation. Sazeracs & Hurricanes at Old Line Cocktail & Wine Bar. Shrimp & oyster pop-up by Watershed. Jambalaya at Sobeachy Haitian Cuisine. King cake & Mardi Gras cookies at Annoula’s Kitchen. Make Your Own Mask station, sponsored by Federal Hill Preparatory School #45.\

Mardi Gras Bingo
6PM – 9PM
One World Cafe
100 West University Parkway, Baltimore
Join us for FREE BINGO and three rounds of MUSIC BINGO. Prizes for all winners. $3.50 Margaritas, $6.00 Quesadilla and Burritos. All seats must be reserved. Games starts at 6:0pm. Wear your Mardi Gras Attire!

Flagons & Dragons: February
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. If you’re interested in running a game, reach out and let us know. Otherwise, just show up and enjoy a game.

Network After Work Baltimore at Morton’s The Steakhouse
6PM – 8PM
Morton’s The Steakhouse (300 S. Charles St., Baltimore)
300 S Charles St, Baltimore
Network After Work invites you to an evening out with other local business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, and career-minded professionals on Tuesday, February 25th at Morton’s The Steakhouse. Hosted by America’s leader in networking mixer events, enjoy introductions and conversations after work weekday in a casual environment ideal for networking. It’s a great chance to get out of your office (home or otherwise), step away from the computer, put your phone down, and meet new people who are eager to exchange ideas, make connections, explore partnerships, find employees, get to know you, or just shoot the breeze about movies and sports. Whether you have a specific business or career goal in mind, or just see the value in having deeper roots in the local community, this is the event for you. Tickets start at $20 at the door, so reserve your spot now to ensure entrance and save money. There are several ticket levels available for this event to meet your specific needs.
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BBP: February Pre-Ride
7PM – 9PM
St. Mary’s Park
600 N Paca St, Baltimore
This is the pre-ride for Bike Party: Queen Bee & the Hive! at a faster pace, but doable for all skill levels, this~ 9 mile jaunt traces the plotted Bike Party path to see if it’s juuuust right for the main event.

DogFight Topic Tuesday – Spotlighters
7PM – 8:30PM
Spotlighters Theatre
817 Saint Paul St, Baltimore
This is a FREE Event! Join our Dramaturge, Paul Gerczak; Director, Michael Blum, and select Cast Members for a discussion about the themes and concepts in DogFight – a musical by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally
Feb 11 – Mar 1, Tues – Thurs 7:30, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sat & Sun 2PM
Baltimore Center Stage
700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore
A PLAY ABOUT FAMILY, AND OTHER INJUSTICES. See Richard go. See Spot bark. See Dick cry. See Sally sign. See Jane struggle after a lifetime in her brother’s shadow. The classic world of “Dick and Jane” is beginning to fracture in this witty and raw look into one dysfunctional and dissembling family.
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Harold Night at BIG
7:30PM – 9PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Every Tuesday night, check out BIG house performers as they rock the classic long-form improv format known as The Harold. Three of BIG’s six Conservatory teams will take the stage every week to blow. your. ever-loving. minds. Baltimore Improv Group offers free comedy shows every night of the week. But please reserve so we know you’re coming.

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!

Trivia Night at Old Major
8PM – 9:30PM
Old Major
900 S. Carey St, Baltimore
Join host Doctor Rittle for Trivia Night at Old Major every last Tuesday! Play individually or with a team for the ability to win prizes and, best of all, the pride of being a trivia champ! Old Major is a cash-free establishment (i.e., it only accepts debit and credit cards for payment). Parking is available across the street at the Southwest Baltimore Charter School.

Backbar Movies | Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
8PM – 10PM
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 8:00pm. Specials from 5pm to close. Specials are dine-in only & only available in the back bar.

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: Nicole Phoenix, Sahib Singh, T Moon Fields & Audrie Marsh. $5
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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.

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

Wednesday, February 26

Game & Grain Dinner
6PM – 10PM
Noona’s
1203 W. Mt. Royal Ave., Baltimore
We often talk about the produce we bring in from area farms but fail to bring attention to an important category of Mid-Atlantic crops. Since transitioning to locally-milled flour in our pizza dough, we’ve opened a pandora’s box of lesser-known grains grown by hard-working and responsible Maryland farmers. These are the staple foods of traditional diets and offer a richness of flavor and character unmatched by mass-produced alternatives. On this night, we’ll work to elevate grains like farro, cornmeal and rye from Migrash Farm and arborio rice from Next Step Produce by pairing them with game meats from The Huntsman Specialty Meats in Lorton, VA. The Huntsman, who works with the best restaurants in D.C., will bring us fresh venison and quail; both more flavorful and nutrient-dense than typical agricultural products. There’s nothing better than working with the best raw ingredients we can find. On the beverage side, and staying true to the ‘best-of-the-best’ theme, we’re beyond excited to collaborate with WhistePig Whiskey for the evening. Our very-own Tyler DiMarco will present a special cocktail menu heavily utilizing their fine whiskeys. Tickets are $65 and include 5-courses with snacks and guests will have the option to add a cocktail pairing for $30.
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Handmade Pastas with Sauces Cooking Class!
6PM – 8:30PM
Cosima
3000 Falls Rd, Baltimore
Due to high demand, we’ve added a second Handmade Pastas with Sauces 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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Poetry & Conversation: James Arthur & George David Clark
6:30PM – 8PM
Enoch Pratt Free Library
400 Cathedral St, Baltimore
Canadian-American poet James Arthur is the author of The Suicide’s Son (Véhicule Press, 2019) and Charms Against Lightning (Copper Canyon Press, 2012.) His poems have also appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The New York Review of Books, The American Poetry Review, The New Republic, and the London Review of Books. He has received the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, a Hodder Fellowship, a Stegner Fellowship, a Discovery/The Nation Prize, a Fulbright Scholarship to Northern Ireland, and a Visiting Fellowship at Exeter College, Oxford. Arthur lives in Baltimore, where he teaches in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. George David Clark’s Reveille (Arkansas, 2015) won the Miller Williams Prize and his recent poems can be found in AGNI, The Georgia Review, The Gettysburg Review, Ecotone, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. The editor of 32 Poems, he teaches creative writing at Washington and Jefferson College and lives in western Pennsylvania with his wife and their four young children.

Origins, a speaker series
6:30PM – 9:30PM
Artifact Coffee
Join us on Wednesday, February 26th for a conversation with Baltimore’s artisanal chocolate maker, Jinji Fraser. Jinji’s shop in Belvedere Square, Pure Chocolate by Jinji, is a destination for so many! “Along with local, seasonally selected ingredients, the chocolates also pay tribute to the ancient art of storytelling, creating rich flavor profiles that are both complex and memorable.”

Field Recordings Wine Dinner
7PM – 9:30PM
Johnny’s
4800 Roland Ave, Baltimore
Join us as we welcome Winemaker Adams Jones, for a special multi-course wine dinner with wines paired from the soulful and unusual winery, Field Recordings. These wines, made to act as a recording of the time and the place they were made, and to consume anytime, anyplace you see fit! $69 per person inclusive. For reservations or more information, please call us at 410.773.0777

Pop Up Trivia Night at Peabody Heights Brewery
7PM – 9PM
Peabody Heights Brewery, LLC
Baltimore’s best independent Trivia is excited to return to Peabody Heights Brewery, LLC on Wednesday, Feb 26th! We’ll be playing in their great Tasting Room on 401 E 30th St, while the amazing Avenue Kitchen & Bar in Hampden will joining us as an onsite food vendor for the evening! The Tap Room opens at 5pm, and Trivia will start at 7pm. Get there early and order some fantastic food and drinks, before enjoying a fun evening with Walsh’s Traveling Trivia.

BSO: Symphony in the City (FREE Concert)
7PM – 8:30PM
Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center
2201 Argonne Dr., Baltimore
The FREE Symphony in the City series brings the BSO out of the concert hall and into community locations throughout Baltimore. Programs will include works by Beethoven as part of the BSO’s Beethoven 2020 celebration, which recognizes and honors the composer’s 250th birthday. Tickets not required for performances. Available seating is on a first come, first served basis.

Classic Country Jam and Dance at North Ave Market
7PM – 10PM
North Ave. Market
30 W. North Ave., Baltimore
It’s a bar // It’s an arcade // It’s a restaurant // It’s the second Classic Country Jam & Dance. “Are the once-a-month honky tonks not satiating your appetite for classic country music and two-stepping?” “Do ya need more cowbell?” Here may lie a possible solution! Come check out the first “Classic Country Jam & Dance” at North Ave. Market. It’ll be a place where you can come sit-in with the house band and play one of your favorite songs. It’ll also be a place where you can dance to tunes, grab a milk-shake, a burger, a beer, and even play some arcade games while you’re at it. The last one was such a fabulous time that we’re doing it again! Same band, but all new kinds of fun await! Bring your fiddle, your electric guitar, lap steel, harmonica, and your dancing shoes & sit in with the band or crash the dance floor. FREE!

Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally
Feb 11 – Mar 1, Tues – Thurs 7:30, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sat & Sun 2PM
Baltimore Center Stage
700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore
A PLAY ABOUT FAMILY, AND OTHER INJUSTICES. See Richard go. See Spot bark. See Dick cry. See Sally sign. See Jane struggle after a lifetime in her brother’s shadow. The classic world of “Dick and Jane” is beginning to fracture in this witty and raw look into one dysfunctional and dissembling family.
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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.

The Untitled Jason Herbert Project
7:30PM – 8:30PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Jason welcomes you to a variety show that will, hopefully, entertain you in a variety of ways. From educational to entertaining, scripted to improvised, this show is as random and surprising as the man himself. The Untitled Jason Herbert Project is part of The BIG Lab – Every Wednesday night our comedy scientists take their newest experiments to the stage for further testing. The results may be explosive. Baltimore Improv Group offers free comedy shows every night of the week. But please reserve so we know you’re coming.

The Black Improv Variety Show Telethon
8PM – ?
Function Coworking Community
4709 Harford Rd, Baltimore
This is the official “Black History Month” wrap up event! As we close the books on another month of African American history, let’s have some fun! The Maryland Improv Collective will be hosting a night of Improv, which will include games, giveaways, and some laughs. Come check some of Maryland’s talented Black performers as they celebrate their culture and history. Doors 7:30/Show 8:00!

Hot Set #8
8PM – ?
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
A night of spicy comedy hosted by Eric Glaeser and Elizabeth Norman. Featuring Alida Harper, Prock, Mariel Farhi, Julie Gheorghio, Matt brown, Patrice Joseph, and Bria Beddoe.

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!

Paranormal Comedy – an Improv Show
8:30PM – 9:30PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
On the outskirts of the understood lies possibilities the human mind has not yet grappled with. Spectral photography, gargoyles, the lost continent of Atlantis, time thieves, alien abduction, the Jersey Devil, shopping bag imps, and of course, telepathic communication with disembodied spirits. Improv comedian and professional astral projectionist Terry Withers merges his ability to speak with the dead and improv comedy in this dark but funny one-time-only show: PARANORMAL COMEDY! Featuring an all-star cast and dead spirits. Baltimore Improv Group offers free comedy shows every night of the week. But please reserve so we know you’re coming.

Thursday, February 27

Champagne & Fried Chicken
5PM – 9PM
Chez Hugo Bistro
206 E. Redwood St., Baltimore
Join the team at Chez Hugo every month this year in a toast to great company, bubbles, and fried chicken! With the offerings from our partnering farms, our culinary team members will create a side or dish to compliment the crispy main. The most favored offering each month will be presented all-together during our final CFC event. Join us and vote for your favorite delectable!
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Brews and Board Games at No Land Beyond
6PM – 10PM
No Land Beyond
2125 Maryland Ave, Baltimore
Join us for Brews and Board Games at No Land Beyond! Board and card games, both classic and contemporary, are provided for anyone to play. Feel free to bring your own as well if you have something special in mind. Come bring some friends, meet some new ones, drink some dranks (alcoholic or non) and play some games! As always, winners of all games get prizes: Cheap Prizes! D20 Tab Discounts, 4 Actual Good Prizes, generously provided by: No Land Beyond, re:gen, Canton Games and THIRD EYE COMICS! FREE to attend, but please buy some beer/cocktails/soda to support this event! Stop on by between 6 and 10. Invite your friends! This is a safer space event. Racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, misogyny, ableism, classism, xenophobia, body shaming, etc. are not welcome.

Network Under 40: Baltimore
6PM – 9PM
Barcocina
1629 Thames St, Baltimore
ou and up to 200 of Baltimore’s Best Under 40’s!
A night of networking, friendships & business collaborations. Because your network matters and there are few spaces where you can genuinely engage with your peers without fear or awkwardness, these events are fun, you get to eat complimentary yummy appetizers, and our ambassadors are there to help you connect with ease!
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February Jazz Night
6:30PM – 8:30PM
Magdalena
205 E Biddle St, Baltimore
Join us for an evening of award-winning cuisine and live music, featuring jazz vocalist & trumpeter, Nico Sarbanes. In The Garden Room at Magdalena. Complimentary valet parking is available. Reserve your table here or (410) 514-0303.

Jamaican Kitchen
6:30PM – 9:30PM
Baltimore Chef Shop
807 W 36th St, Baltimore
Join us in learning about the unique blend of flavors that define Jamaican cuisine, a result of its complex cultural history. Influences from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe are all present in this class menu with Curry Chicken; Pigeon Peas and Rice; Jamaican Beef Patties; Fried Plantains; and Vegetable Run Down.
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An Evening with Evelyn from the Internets
7PM – 8:30PM
Enoch Pratt Free Library
400 Cathedral St, Baltimore
Join us for an evening with Evelyn from the Internets: humor writer, digital storyteller, and host of Say It Loud, a PBS Digital Studios series that celebrates Black culture, context, and history. Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium. Free, no registration required. Seating is first come, first serve. Please note that marking interest does not reserve a seat. Writers LIVE programs are supported in part by a bequest from The Miss Howard Hubbard Adult Programming Fund. Re-opening activities are made possible in part by a generous gift from Sandra R. Berman.

Making Bitters: Cocktail Workshop with r.bar Spirits Academy
7PM – 8PM
R. House
301 W 29th St, Baltimore
Learn to make bitters for custom drinks in our latest Baltimore cocktail class at the r.bar Spirit’s Academy with Greg Mergner! Our workshop this month focuses on Making Bitters! In this workshop, learn insider tips on making bitters, as well as recipes & culinary techniques to make your own for customized cocktail drinks. You will be served various tastings of your bitters with classic cocktail tastings during the workshop. At the conclusion of the workshop, you will receive the following: Samples of custom bitters & spirit cocktails, Recipe cards & program notes, and Certificate of Completion. 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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Intro to Floral Design Class
7PM – 8:30PM
Local Color Flowers
3100 Brentwood Avenue, Baltimore
Floral design has so many benefits: to be creative, for therapy, a fun date, Mom friend group, to relax, to escape, to command nature, or simply to achieve the pinnacle of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs – self actualization. This class sets you up for success to be your own florist. We’ll cover a brief history of floral design, vase selection, focal and supporting flowers and foliage, design techniques, caring for you arrangement and more! Take home your arrangement and get 20% off when you use your new skillz at your first Open Studio visit.
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NO CAP Open Mic
7PM – 11PM
Tightfisted Fashion
2114 N Charles St, Baltimore
The opening night of the No Cap Open Mic series is on the 27th of THIS MONTH! This series is held every Wednesday this March*, welcoming artists and non-artists to the stage. Not into performing? Well, this is a great opportunity to support your friends and family, as well as other artists alike! Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door and on Eventbrite. $5 Early Bird tickets are available until Saturday, 2/15. Food & drink will be provided as well. Doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts 8:30pm.
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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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Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally
Feb 11 – Mar 1, Tues – Thurs 7:30, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sat & Sun 2PM
Baltimore Center Stage
700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore
A PLAY ABOUT FAMILY, AND OTHER INJUSTICES. See Richard go. See Spot bark. See Dick cry. See Sally sign. See Jane struggle after a lifetime in her brother’s shadow. The classic world of “Dick and Jane” is beginning to fracture in this witty and raw look into one dysfunctional and dissembling family.
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The First Thing That Happens
Feb 13 – Mar 1, Thurs – Sun 8PM – 9PM
The Voxel
9 West 25th Street
The Acme Corporation, Baltimore’s premiere experimental theatre company, and Horse Lords, beloved avant-garde rock band, will pool their talents to create a new opera entitled The First Thing That Happens. Combining the ability of both groups to produce incomprehensible and beautiful work, this new piece will explore the human tendency towards recognition and comprehension, despite the near impossibility of accurately conveying thought and emotion.
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Indie Comedy Showcase
8PM – 9:30PM
The Lou Costello Room
1023 W 36th St, Baltimore
Your favorite second story comedy club in Baltimore, the Lou Costello Room, is having our monthly indie comedy showcase, giving you a show you can’t see anywhere else in Charm City. Pay what you can for a night of wall-to-wall laughs, gags, and goofs galore! This month, we’re bringing you Chris Spann, Davion Williams Jr, Nekia Hampton, Mouth Stuff, and Pendulosity!

The Kaleidoscope
8:30PM – 9:30PM
The BIG Theater
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. 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, February 28

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!

Winter Whisk(e)y Weekend Gala Dinner
6PM – 10PM
Magdalena
205 E Biddle St, Baltimore
Join The Ivy Hotel and Magdalena for our 4rd annual Winter Whiskey Dinner. The culinary team of Magdalena is developing a special five course menu, with each course intended to work in harmony with “the water of life” lovingly crafted using the tallest stills in Scotland at Glenmorangie.
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Bike Party: Queen Bee & the Hive!
6:30PM – 11PM
St. Mary’s Park
600 N Paca St, Baltimore
Big thanks for everyone who joined us for the January ride, what a great start to 2020! Now bundle up and get ready for the February Ride! The theme is ‘Queen Bee & the Hive, and our after party will be at Charm City Meadworks!

Parents Night Out (We will Wear your Kids Out)
6:30PM – 8:30PM
Movement Lab
301 W 29th St, Baltimore
In need of an adult time? We’ve got you! Every last Friday of each month Sunny and Gary will give your kids a very unique movement experience while you go have a drink and decompress from the week. Their time together will combine acrobatics, martial arts, games, yoga, animal locomotion and some dancing. We guarantee your children will be ready for bed and excited for the next month. Make sure to send them in comfortable clothes, with a water bottle and already fed. $25 per child, $20 extra sibling, AGES 6 to 13.
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Opera Alchemy Presents: May She & Opera Scenes
7PM – ?
George Peabody Library
17 E Mt Vernon, Baltimore
Opera Alchemy invites you to an evening of arias, opera scenes, and local Baltimore composer Peter Dayton’s opera MAY SHE chronicling the life of Gertrude Stein. This event is free and open to the public.

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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Happy Hour Improv w/PLAN B
7PM – 8PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Start the weekend right, with friends and laughs. Every Friday at 7 pm, kick back with Baltimore Improv Group’s longest-running troupe, Plan B, for a special HAPPY HOUR show. They’ll delight and surprise you while creating scenes, characters – sometimes, even songs – on the spot. Bring your favorite coworkers, your favorite friends, heck bring your favorite party hat and enjoy yourself as we do the work. You’re off the clock. Baltimore Improv Group offers free comedy shows every night of the week. But please reserve so we know you’re coming.

Draughts and Laughs 3
7:30PM – 10:30PM
Checkerspot Brewing Company
1399 S. Sharp St., Baltimore
Join us at Checkerspot Brewing for the third edition of our popular comedy showcase. Mike Quindlen (of Second Saturday S#!T Show at the Ottobar and Director of the Ellicott Silly Comedy Festival) presents Draughts & Laughs III. The third edition of the series will take place on Friday, February 28th (doors at 7:30, show at 8:30). Tickets can also be purchased at the door, while supplies last (cash only.) Join us for a night of laughs and some of Baltimore’s best craft beer. Housemade gourmet snacks and food will also be available for purchase. Tickets are $12.
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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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Donizetti’s Anna Bolena at Baltimore Concert Opera
7:30PM – 10:15PM
Baltimore Concert Opera
1 W. Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore
Gaetano Donizetti was particularly entranced with the Tudor period of English history, and its queens in particular. Anna Bolena, about King Henry VIII’s second wife Anne Boleyn, was the first opera in the series referred to as “the Three Donizetti Queens.” A powerhouse soprano role, Anna stands at the center of a whirlwind of intrigue, infidelity, and torture. She is betrayed by the King’s appetites and the machinations of the men around her, and the opera documents Anna’s inevitable progression to the Tower of London and her ultimate execution in true bel canto style. The performance will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. Join us for a free pre-performance lecture 30 minutes before each performance. The performance will be sung in Italian with English supertitles.
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The First Thing That Happens
Feb 13 – Mar 1, Thurs – Sun 8PM – 9PM
The Voxel
9 West 25th Street
The Acme Corporation, Baltimore’s premiere experimental theatre company, and Horse Lords, beloved avant-garde rock band, will pool their talents to create a new opera entitled The First Thing That Happens. Combining the ability of both groups to produce incomprehensible and beautiful work, this new piece will explore the human tendency towards recognition and comprehension, despite the near impossibility of accurately conveying thought and emotion.
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Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally
Feb 11 – Mar 1, Tues – Thurs 7:30, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sat & Sun 2PM
Baltimore Center Stage
700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore
A PLAY ABOUT FAMILY, AND OTHER INJUSTICES. See Richard go. See Spot bark. See Dick cry. See Sally sign. See Jane struggle after a lifetime in her brother’s shadow. The classic world of “Dick and Jane” is beginning to fracture in this witty and raw look into one dysfunctional and dissembling family.
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Constellations by Nick Payne
Feb 28 – Mar 22, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
Vagabond Players, Inc.
806 S Broadway, Baltimore
What if there were infinite universes, making infinite realities possible? This haunting romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman – what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know.
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Scenes from MasterPique Theater
8PM – 9:30PM
Black Cherry Puppet Theater
1115 Hollins St, Baltimore
Pique Collective returns to Black Cherry Puppet Theater with a program of theatrically inspired pieces. The musicians will perform an elaborate, rhythmic choreography on resonant tables, comment on the right to Loiter in Baltimore City, examine the inner monologue of a video game character, tell stories of the undead, and challenge the audience with a mathematical equation.
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BIG Time with Stacey Chambers
8PM – 9PM
Baltimore Improv Group
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
BIG Time – 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 Stacey Chambers, as told by Stacey Chambers: You may know her as the Bus Lady aka the chick in the bus at all the festivals and markets. She’s more than just a pretty bus though. Mark Twain said stories happen to the story tellers, this, for better or worse (mostly better) completely applies to her life. Even when it’s shitty, it’s interesting shitty and she shares it all with humility and humor. Growing up in Reno, Nevada she often felt like a loner Dottie… a rebel…. wait that was PeeWee Herman. I digress, from growing up as a half Latino child in a ‘kind of’ redneck family in Reno, Nevada to her often solo travel adventures to driving a weird ass painted hippie bus around Baltimore selling clothes and spreading kind words, bad jokes, and farts, (that wasn’t your baby’s diaper, it was her) she has a lot to say. Most of the goddamn time she won’t shut up. Stacey also likes scary movies, tacos, Frasier, and her adorable furbabes John Carpenter and Patty Anne Warren.

Opera Night: Pleasure For Your Palette
8PM – 11PM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
Opera at Creative Alliance? Why, yes! A select group of Baltimore’s strongest emerging opera stars gather around the piano for a night of intimate opera performance in one of the best listening rooms in the region.
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Haunted Overnight at The Lord Baltimore Hotel
8PM – 1AM
Lord Baltimore Hotel
20 West St, Baltimore
Feel free to bring your own equipment! Join paranormal investigator and author Vince Wilson as he researches the haunted history of The Lord Baltimore Hotel! Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Lord Baltimore Hotel is a 23-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.
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BIG Mainstage Friday – free improv comedy!
9PM – 10PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Ready to see the best of the best? Then get yourself to BIG’s Mainstage! Okay sure, some might say, doesn’t BIG only have one stage? Yes, that’s true but this is still our main one. If we add stages down the line they will have different names. Featuring Old City and Father John, our brand new Friday Night Harold squad. Baltimore Improv Group offers free comedy shows every night of the week. But please reserve so we know you’re coming.

Saturday, February 29

B&O Birthday Party
11:30AM – 4PM
B&O Railroad Museum
901 W Pratt St, Baltimore
Bring out the whole family to this year’s birthday celebration for the B&O Railroad! We’re serving delicious birthday cake, holding a balloon drop featuring special prizes such as a family four-pack of Day Out With Thomas tickets and a special guest appearance by Sir Topham Hatt! Party is included with admission.
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A Big Beer Leap Year
12PM – 4PM
Checkerspot Brewing Company
1399 S. Sharp St., Baltimore
Over the past 2 years, we’ve been stashing away a sixtel of every special-edition, high ABV beer we’ve ever brewed. Now, you can sample them ALL during the ultimate tasting. Enjoy UNLIMITED pours of our limited-edition beers—PLUS all beers on tap (plus a few more surprises)! VIP admission (limited to 25 tickets ) opens 1 hour early at 12 PM. Your ticket will also get you a Checkerspot t-shirt of your choice ($50). Regular admission is limited to 75 tickets ($35). All attendees will receive a souvenir tasting glass.
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Rare Wines on a Rare Day
1PM – 3PM
Back Yard Baltimore
131 S. Schroeder St., Baltimore
It’s not every year that we have an Extra Day to drink with friends. Nor is it every day that we have the opportunity to drink rare and unique wines at a reasonable price that we have found and can’t wait to share. Join Michael J Cavanagh at The Back Yard to embark on a Curated Journey through Hard to Find Varietals and Blends. We’ll Taste, Learn, Eat and Socialize on a Saturday Afternoon that won’t be replicated until at least 2024.
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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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Maryland on Film VI: Look Before You Leap Year Edition
2PM – 4PM
Enoch Pratt Free Library
400 Cathedral St, Baltimore
Join us on February 29 as Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center partners with the Maryland Historical Society to host “Maryand On Film VI” a glimpse back at the people and places of Maryland’s past, showcasing what “things used to look like” from as far back as the 1920s up through the ’90s. “Maryland On Film” will present a number of historically significant short films and commercials from the Pratt and Maryland Historical Society collections, including their collaborative restoration of the 1939 Lowell Thomas-narrated travelogue, Baltimore: Modern City of Charm and Distinction. Pratt Library is proud to premier two 16mm films – Angela Mays’ Stick Him (1978) and Robert Cole’s Market (1980) – that were recently preserved by a federally-funded grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) and digitized by Colorlab, in Rockville, Md., to ensure that this footage will be available to future generations. Stick Him profiles legendary Baltimore boxing trainer Mac Lewis, while Market documents a busy day in 1980 at South Baltimore’s Cross Street Market.

Spaghetti Disco
5:30PM – 11PM
Peabody Heights Brewery, LLC
401 E 30th St, Baltimore
Spaghetti Disco is an endearingly wacky tradition all about spaghetti, sequins, and supporting a good cause! This year will be the 22nd annual Spaghetti Disco, where you can enjoy a delicious spaghetti feast before dancing the night away to ‘70s classics and today’s hits. All proceeds will benefit the Village Learning Place, a nonprofit library in Charles Village with programs for everyone from toddlers to seniors. Entertainment provided by Acme Happenings. Disco attire is encouraged!
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Country French Cooking
6:30PM – 9:30PM
Schola
916 N Charles St, Baltimore
Join us as we create the perfect menu based on traditional French Country food. We’ll start with snacks of house made pate and pickles, French cheeses and fresh baked bread. We’ll then create three courses – Escargot in Garlic Butter and Puff Pastry, the Traditional Cassoulet with lots of sausage and a rich Chocolate Mousse with Shortbread ‘Sticks’. $79.99
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Ardbeg X Christopher Schafer Clothier – A Custom Shirting Event
6:30PM – 9PM
Christopher Schafer Clothier (Baltimore)
1400 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore
Please join Magdalena, The Ivy Hotel, and your host, Ardbeg Master Brand Ambassador and Keeper of the Quaich, David Blackmore, as we turn the Christopher Schafer Clothier Design Studio into the Ardbeg Atelier – for one night only. Select your favorite fabric from hundreds of samples, choose your cuff and collar style, and let the CSC Team create the perfect shirt custom fit to your body (shirts will be available for pickup at a date TBD). While waiting for your fitting, enjoy a masterfully catered BBQ dinner from Andy Nelson’s Southern Pit Barbecue, perfectly tailored to suit tastes of Ardbeg Single Malt Scotch Whisky and custom Ardbeg cocktail creations.
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Fake Wedding 2020
7PM – 11PM
Columbus Center
701 E Pratt St, Baltimore
Pop the champagne – FAKE WEDDING IS BACK! That’s right, we’re back for another year to (fake) marry off one gorgeous (fake) groom and one blushing (fake) bride. We know you don’t need an excuse to party, but if you did, a fake wedding is pretty good one! On Saturday, February 29th, we’ll be “I do”-ing at the super-scenic Columbus Center downtown, with food, DRINKS, and, oh yeah… Go Go Gadjet IS BACK! More details to come so stay tuned!
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Tinder Live! With Lane Moore
7PM – 9PM
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Unregistered Nurse Booking presents Tinder Live! Produced and hosted by NYC based comedian, Lane Moore (The Onion, HBO’s GIRLS, Brooklyn Magazine’s “50 Funniest People In Brooklyn,”) former Cosmopolitan Magazine sex & relationships editor, and author of 2018 #1 best seller, How To Be Alone: If You Want To And Even If You Don’t, (praised as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, New York Magazine, NPR, Fast Company, Marie Claire, and many others), Tinder Live is a totally improvised, anything-can-happen interactive comedy showstopper with helpful and oftentimes ridiculous Tinder tips, tricks, real-time swiping, and messaging (and sometimes even real-time phone calls with Tinder matches)! You’ll relate to Moore’s live-swiping and laugh at her reactions and find inspiration in her ridiculous, random emoji-filled messages (and sometimes even phone calls!) to would-be suitors. It’s also a great show to attend with a date, Tinder or otherwise. But don’t expect cheap shots…this show has a huge heart. In between laughs, Lane reminds us how challenging it can be to find a match in the digital age. Even if you’ve never been on an online dating site, you will love this show.
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Casually Dope
7PM – 8PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Casually Dope invites you to start your Saturday night with us. Turning the stories of our community into comedy, each show we’ll invite a guest or just chop it up with audience and use those discussions to create a show like none other. You might learn something, you might not, but you’ll definitely leave full of laughter. Baltimore Improv Group offers free comedy shows every night of the week. But please reserve so we know you’re coming.

The First Thing That Happens
Feb 13 – Mar 1, Thurs – Sun 8PM – 9PM
The Voxel
9 West 25th Street
The Acme Corporation, Baltimore’s premiere experimental theatre company, and Horse Lords, beloved avant-garde rock band, will pool their talents to create a new opera entitled The First Thing That Happens. Combining the ability of both groups to produce incomprehensible and beautiful work, this new piece will explore the human tendency towards recognition and comprehension, despite the near impossibility of accurately conveying thought and emotion.
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Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally
Feb 11 – Mar 1, Tues – Thurs 7:30, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sat & Sun 2PM
Baltimore Center Stage
700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore
A PLAY ABOUT FAMILY, AND OTHER INJUSTICES. See Richard go. See Spot bark. See Dick cry. See Sally sign. See Jane struggle after a lifetime in her brother’s shadow. The classic world of “Dick and Jane” is beginning to fracture in this witty and raw look into one dysfunctional and dissembling family.
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Constellations by Nick Payne
Feb 28 – Mar 22, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
Vagabond Players, Inc.
806 S Broadway, Baltimore
What if there were infinite universes, making infinite realities possible? This haunting romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman – what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know.
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Viva Brasil | Carnival Dance Party w/ Nation Beat, JP Silva
8PM – 11PM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
Our annual mid-winter Carnival celebration with costumed dancers, dance lesson and more. Forró. Funk. Brass. Pounded by calloused hands; blasted by tight grooves. It calls across time and continents – with a response from hips and feet. It’s the force that blew through Louis Armstrong in the twenties. It’s the power that gets Brazilians swinging in the streets for carnival. Nation Beat singularly conjures up this elemental musical mojo, drawing on the wellsprings of rhythm that lit up jazz and got maracatu thundering. Nation Beat takes off with be-bop-via-Brazil drumming; propelled by percussive bursts of New Orleans-flavored brass. But forget the musical history; this is music to make you dance.
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STAN-PROV: Comedy Crossover
8PM – 9PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Stand-up + Improv = STANPROV!!! It’s as simple as that, folks. Every month, we bring together our two favorite forms of comedy and put on a show that’s funnier than the sum of its parts! Four of Baltimore’s best stand-up comics stop by the theater to crack us up and inspire hilarious sets from our all-star cast of improvisers. STANPROV is the only night where you can see the very best of improv and stand-up all at once! It’s the comedy crossover event you’ve been waiting for! Baltimore Improv Group offers free comedy shows every night of the week. But please reserve so we know you’re coming. Tonight’s stand-ups are D.Lo and Michael Furr.

Power Hour
9PM – 10PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Ready to see the best of the best? It’s BIG’s Power Hour! Featured troupes are GUS and Taco Night, our brand new Saturday night Harold squad.
Baltimore Improv Group offers free comedy shows every night of the week. But please reserve so we know you’re coming.

Sunday, March 1

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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Flea Market Extravaganza
10AM – 2PM
WRECK Room Destructotherapy
3317A Keswick Rd, Baltimore
WRECK Room DESTRUCTOtherapy presents our Flea Market Extravaganza. In the course of scouring yard sales, auctions, and social media for inventory for WRECK Room DESTRUCTOtherapy we have accumulated a significant inventory of items that are either not breakable or too nice for us to put up for destruction. Come join us for an indoor flea market on Sunday March 1 from 10 am to 2 pm. Check out our facility and browse through the items for sale. Bring breakable items to exchange. Door prizes and Hampden style fun! A portion of the proceeds will go directly to the Hampden Family Center and the support services they provide to the community.

Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally
Feb 11 – Mar 1, Tues – Thurs 7:30, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sat & Sun 2PM
Baltimore Center Stage
700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore
A PLAY ABOUT FAMILY, AND OTHER INJUSTICES. See Richard go. See Spot bark. See Dick cry. See Sally sign. See Jane struggle after a lifetime in her brother’s shadow. The classic world of “Dick and Jane” is beginning to fracture in this witty and raw look into one dysfunctional and dissembling family.
Buy Tickets Here

Constellations by Nick Payne
Feb 28 – Mar 22, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
Vagabond Players, Inc.
806 S Broadway, Baltimore
What if there were infinite universes, making infinite realities possible? This haunting romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman – what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know.
Buy Tickets Here

Caffé Letterario Speaker Series: Michael Scott
3PM – 4:30PM
Italian Cultural Center of Maryland
315 Homeland Southway, Baltimore
Michael is a social impact investor, philanthropic advancement consultant and a recovering merchant banker. A systems thinker and applied complexity science practitioner, he also supports engaging productively and humanistically in issues of countering racism and supporting human rights to increase societal and individual equity (Quantum Social Science). As a community centered intelligence operative he uses story and cultural approaches to coach clients and community towards the ends of (Re)establishing and reinforcing a three centuries old legacy in supporting freedom everywhere that started in the center of the underground railroad in central Maryland.

Catherine Russell
5PM – 7:30PM
The Baltimore Museum of Art
Russell is a rare talent, a genuine jazz and blues vocalist who can sing virtually anything. Her voice is full-blown femininity incarnate: a dusky, stalwart and soulful instrument that radiates interpretive power yet remains touchingly vulnerable. She launches fearlessly into each tune, getting inside the melody and capturing every emotion.Her repertoire features gems from the 1920s through the present–vital interpretations, bursting with soul and humor. With an off-the-beaten-path song selection, sparkling acoustic swing, and a stunning vocal approach, Russell joins the ranks of the greatest interpreters and performers of American Popular Song.
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The First Thing That Happens
Feb 13 – Mar 1, Thurs – Sun 8PM – 9PM
The Voxel
9 West 25th Street
The Acme Corporation, Baltimore’s premiere experimental theatre company, and Horse Lords, beloved avant-garde rock band, will pool their talents to create a new opera entitled The First Thing That Happens. Combining the ability of both groups to produce incomprehensible and beautiful work, this new piece will explore the human tendency towards recognition and comprehension, despite the near impossibility of accurately conveying thought and emotion.
Buy Tickets Here

Enjoy!

– Lindsey

2 thoughts on “Things to do in Baltimore this week 2/24/20

  1. Jean Marie Adrian says:

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