Things to do in Baltimore this week 3/16/20

Hi friends. This has been a difficult post to make as I’m uncertain which events will still be happening amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. Most of the theaters and improv groups I have shared below have said “the show must go on!” If you are healthy and not at risk of interacting with anyone who is vulnerable/immunocompromised please support your local theaters and artists by attending a show. If you are unable to attend in person, consider purchasing a gift certificate or making a donation to the theater. A lack of attendance can be devastating to these small companies.

Also, don’t forget your favorite restaurants and small businesses, they are hurting too. Lots of restaurants are offering curb-side pickup or delivery and taking extra precautions with cleaning and staff health. If you are worried about going somewhere in person, buy a gift card to help sustain these small businesses during this time. We want all of our favorite places to be there when this is all over so it’s up to us to make sure that happens.

As the event environment is constantly changing right now, please follow my Facebook page as I am trying to keep up to date on the state of things. In the meantime, please read the statement below and take action on behalf of our theaters.

As theatres shutter, professional actors and stage managers are at risk of lost income, health care and retirement savings. “Now is the time for Congress and local governments to put workers first to ensure that everyone who works in the arts and entertainment sector has access to emergency paid leave, health care and unemployment benefits. Payroll tax cuts won’t help those whose theaters are now dark. For every middle-class actor you see onstage, there are dozens more working behind the scenes and in an administrative capacity.” We need Actors’ Equity members to contact their legislators and tell them to protect live entertainment workers during this pandemic. “Decisions made now will impact many arts organizations and the communities they serve for months to come. Sustaining our entertainment sector and the workers who power it is essential to the stability of communities across the country. We must act, and quickly now, not only to protect public health, but with arts funding at all levels that ensures local arts employers have the resources they need to quickly recover and reopen when appropriate. This will ensure the arts continue generating the economic halo effect that boosts local communities large and small.” Send a letter to your Senators & Representatives today and urge them to act now!

Monday, March 16

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!

JB Dunn 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!

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, March 17

D&D&NLB Roleplaying Nights
5PM – 10PM
No Land Beyond
2125 Maryland Ave, Baltimore
Tuesdays & Thursdays at No Land Beyond are officially RPG Night! Are you a DM looking for a party? A party looking for a DM? A party looking to party? Well you’ve come to the right place, intrepid hero. Want to reserve a table for your RPG session? Send us a DM or sound off in the comments with the size of your party and the time that you’d like to run your campaign and we’ll reserve a space for you. Want to run a campaign on another night? Let us know and we’ll see what we can do! Not in to RPGs? Looking at this event and have never known nor have the desire to discover the joy of rolling a nat 20 on a magic missle? No problem! The board game library is always open for all your non Magic gaming desires.

Harold Night at BIG
7PM – 10PM
Baltimore Improv Group
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.

Queens Girl: Black in the Green Mountains
Mar 3 – Apr 12, Tues – Thurs 7:30, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sat & Sun 1PM
Everyman Theatre
315 W Fayette St, Baltimore
Queens Girl: Black in the Green Mountains by Caleen Sinnette Jennings. A world premiere production commissioned by Everyman Theatre, Resident Company Member Paige Hernandez returns as director for the third and final installment of Jennings’s award-winning Queens Girl series. As the Vietnam War rages and the Kent State killings ignite college campuses across the country, Jackie arrives in Vermont to begin college. Caught between wildly divergent sets of friends—outrageously wealthy “WASPS,” militant black activists and passionate theatre people—Jackie is forced to confront the space between white and black culture to find her place in the world.
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Bachata Tuesdays
8PM – 12AM
Sangria Patio Bar
930 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Learn to dance Bachata in a warm, friendly, wonderful atmosphere, then stay and practice with everyone! The best week night for Latin Dance in Charm City! $5 per class, 8:00 PM Bachata Urbana, 8:45 PM Tradicional, Social Dancing starting 9:30. We invite you to a night of fantastic dance experience with the best dancers in Charm City in regular attendance. From Baltimore’s premier annual social dance event – the Baltimore Congress, we bring you a weekly night of dance lessons, and social dancing. Situated right in the heart of Mr Vernon, right down the street from the Washington Monument is where it all goes down with tasty food, refreshing beverages. invigorating music, and alluring dances.

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

Extra Credit: An Improv JAM!
9PM – 10PM
Baltimore Improv Group
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, March 18

Queens Girl: Black in the Green Mountains
Mar 3 – Apr 12, Tues – Thurs 7:30, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sat & Sun 1PM
Everyman Theatre
315 W Fayette St, Baltimore
Queens Girl: Black in the Green Mountains by Caleen Sinnette Jennings. A world premiere production commissioned by Everyman Theatre, Resident Company Member Paige Hernandez returns as director for the third and final installment of Jennings’s award-winning Queens Girl series. As the Vietnam War rages and the Kent State killings ignite college campuses across the country, Jackie arrives in Vermont to begin college. Caught between wildly divergent sets of friends—outrageously wealthy “WASPS,” militant black activists and passionate theatre people—Jackie is forced to confront the space between white and black culture to find her place in the world.
Buy Tickets Here

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, March 19

D&D&NLB Roleplaying Nights
5PM – 10PM
No Land Beyond
2125 Maryland Ave, Baltimore
Tuesdays & Thursdays at No Land Beyond are officially RPG Night! Are you a DM looking for a party? A party looking for a DM? A party looking to party? Well you’ve come to the right place, intrepid hero. Want to reserve a table for your RPG session? Send us a DM or sound off in the comments with the size of your party and the time that you’d like to run your campaign and we’ll reserve a space for you. Want to run a campaign on another night? Let us know and we’ll see what we can do! Not in to RPGs? Looking at this event and have never known nor have the desire to discover the joy of rolling a nat 20 on a magic missle? No problem! The board game library is always open for all your non Magic gaming desires.

Queens Girl: Black in the Green Mountains
Mar 3 – Apr 12, Tues – Thurs 7:30, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sat & Sun 1PM
Everyman Theatre
315 W Fayette St, Baltimore
Queens Girl: Black in the Green Mountains by Caleen Sinnette Jennings. A world premiere production commissioned by Everyman Theatre, Resident Company Member Paige Hernandez returns as director for the third and final installment of Jennings’s award-winning Queens Girl series. As the Vietnam War rages and the Kent State killings ignite college campuses across the country, Jackie arrives in Vermont to begin college. Caught between wildly divergent sets of friends—outrageously wealthy “WASPS,” militant black activists and passionate theatre people—Jackie is forced to confront the space between white and black culture to find her place in the world.
Buy Tickets Here

Friday, March 20

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!

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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BIG Mainstage Friday
7PM – 10PM
Baltimore Improv Group
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.

Happy Hour Improv w/PLAN B
7PM – 8PM
Baltimore Improv Group
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.

The Piano Lesson
Mar 13 – 29, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 4PM
Arena Players
801 McCulloh St, Baltimore
Written By August Wilson – The story is set in 1930’s Pittsburgh, where Doaker Charles lives with his niece, Berniece, and her young daughter, Maretha. The arrival of Berniece’s brother, Boy Willie, from Mississippi, sets the plot in motion, as he declares his intention of selling the piano that holds a unique place in the family history.
Buy Tickets Here

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Hair – The Musical
Mar 13 – Apr 5, Fri & Sat 7:30PM, Sat 2PM, Sun 3PM
ArtsCentric
2600 N Howard Street, Baltimore
In a 21st century America where the voices of the outcasts are still crying to be heard, Hair, a musical written over 50 years ago still resounds with the climate of American society today. Hair tells the story of the “tribe”, a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the “Age of Aquarius” living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War. Claude, his good friend Berger, their roommate Sheila and their friends struggle to balance their young lives, loves, and the sexual revolution with their rebellion against the war and their conservative parents and society. Ultimately, Claude must decide whether to resist the draft as his friends have done, or to succumb to the pressures of his parents to serve in Vietnam, compromising his principles and risking his life.
Buy Tickets Here

Queens Girl: Black in the Green Mountains
Mar 3 – Apr 12, Tues – Thurs 7:30, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sat & Sun 1PM
Everyman Theatre
315 W Fayette St, Baltimore
Queens Girl: Black in the Green Mountains by Caleen Sinnette Jennings. A world premiere production commissioned by Everyman Theatre, Resident Company Member Paige Hernandez returns as director for the third and final installment of Jennings’s award-winning Queens Girl series. As the Vietnam War rages and the Kent State killings ignite college campuses across the country, Jackie arrives in Vermont to begin college. Caught between wildly divergent sets of friends—outrageously wealthy “WASPS,” militant black activists and passionate theatre people—Jackie is forced to confront the space between white and black culture to find her place in the world.
Buy Tickets Here

Saturday, March 21

Baltimore’s 32nd Street Farmers Market
7AM – 12PM
Intersection of E 32nd Street and Barclay Street, Baltimore
Founded in 1980, the Market is a non-profit organization offering baked goods, produce, fruit, prepared foods, and flowers to patrons from all economic, social, and ethnic backgrounds. Our Market mission is to provide a vehicle for independent vendors to survive large agribusiness competition, while making available a variety of produce, meat, bread, and plant selections to an under-served city community. Our vendors provide an opportunity for farmers to sell their products directly to the public, and for the public to benefit from access to fresh food that they would not otherwise have available to them in the immediate area. All funds collected from Market vendor spaces fees and membership donations are put toward market expenses. Any profits after expenses are paid are donated back to the community in the form of annual grants to local nonprofits.

Wine Ice Cream Tour and Tasting
Mar 14 – May 20, Sat at 2PM & 4PM
Winecream
208 S. Pulaski St. #4E, Baltimore
Tour our production facility in a 19th century Baltimore warehouse and taste at least six Winecream wine ice cream flavors. This event is a walking tour that involves stairs; please contact us at info@crossroadco.com at least 24 hours in advance of your tour to request accessibility accommodations. $15
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Casually Dope Improv Comedy
7PM – 8PM
Baltimore Improv Group
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.

Hair – The Musical
Mar 13 – Apr 5, Fri & Sat 7:30PM, Sat 2PM, Sun 3PM
ArtsCentric
2600 N Howard Street, Baltimore
In a 21st century America where the voices of the outcasts are still crying to be heard, Hair, a musical written over 50 years ago still resounds with the climate of American society today. Hair tells the story of the “tribe”, a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the “Age of Aquarius” living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War. Claude, his good friend Berger, their roommate Sheila and their friends struggle to balance their young lives, loves, and the sexual revolution with their rebellion against the war and their conservative parents and society. Ultimately, Claude must decide whether to resist the draft as his friends have done, or to succumb to the pressures of his parents to serve in Vietnam, compromising his principles and risking his life.
Buy Tickets Here

The Piano Lesson
Mar 13 – 29, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 4PM
Arena Players
801 McCulloh St, Baltimore
Written By August Wilson – The story is set in 1930’s Pittsburgh, where Doaker Charles lives with his niece, Berniece, and her young daughter, Maretha. The arrival of Berniece’s brother, Boy Willie, from Mississippi, sets the plot in motion, as he declares his intention of selling the piano that holds a unique place in the family history.
Buy Tickets Here

Queens Girl: Black in the Green Mountains
Mar 3 – Apr 12, Tues – Thurs 7:30, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sat & Sun 1PM
Everyman Theatre
315 W Fayette St, Baltimore
Queens Girl: Black in the Green Mountains by Caleen Sinnette Jennings. A world premiere production commissioned by Everyman Theatre, Resident Company Member Paige Hernandez returns as director for the third and final installment of Jennings’s award-winning Queens Girl series. As the Vietnam War rages and the Kent State killings ignite college campuses across the country, Jackie arrives in Vermont to begin college. Caught between wildly divergent sets of friends—outrageously wealthy “WASPS,” militant black activists and passionate theatre people—Jackie is forced to confront the space between white and black culture to find her place in the world.
Buy Tickets Here

Sunday, March 22

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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Civilized Brunch
10:30AM – 2PM
Petit Louis Bistro
4800 Roland Ave, Baltimore
During the month of March, join us for a special three-course brunch menu for only $29 and enjoy half-priced bottles of Louis Roederer Champagne, including several large format bottlings! For reservations or more information, please click here or call us at 410.366.9393.

Queens Girl: Black in the Green Mountains
Mar 3 – Apr 12, Tues – Thurs 7:30, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sat & Sun 1PM
Everyman Theatre
315 W Fayette St, Baltimore
Queens Girl: Black in the Green Mountains by Caleen Sinnette Jennings. A world premiere production commissioned by Everyman Theatre, Resident Company Member Paige Hernandez returns as director for the third and final installment of Jennings’s award-winning Queens Girl series. As the Vietnam War rages and the Kent State killings ignite college campuses across the country, Jackie arrives in Vermont to begin college. Caught between wildly divergent sets of friends—outrageously wealthy “WASPS,” militant black activists and passionate theatre people—Jackie is forced to confront the space between white and black culture to find her place in the world.
Buy Tickets Here

Hair – The Musical
Mar 13 – Apr 5, Fri & Sat 7:30PM, Sat 2PM, Sun 3PM
ArtsCentric
2600 N Howard Street, Baltimore
In a 21st century America where the voices of the outcasts are still crying to be heard, Hair, a musical written over 50 years ago still resounds with the climate of American society today. Hair tells the story of the “tribe”, a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the “Age of Aquarius” living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War. Claude, his good friend Berger, their roommate Sheila and their friends struggle to balance their young lives, loves, and the sexual revolution with their rebellion against the war and their conservative parents and society. Ultimately, Claude must decide whether to resist the draft as his friends have done, or to succumb to the pressures of his parents to serve in Vietnam, compromising his principles and risking his life.
Buy Tickets Here

The Piano Lesson
Mar 13 – 29, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 4PM
Arena Players
801 McCulloh St, Baltimore
Written By August Wilson – The story is set in 1930’s Pittsburgh, where Doaker Charles lives with his niece, Berniece, and her young daughter, Maretha. The arrival of Berniece’s brother, Boy Willie, from Mississippi, sets the plot in motion, as he declares his intention of selling the piano that holds a unique place in the family history.
Buy Tickets Here

Class Clowns
7PM – 7:30PM
Baltimore Improv Group
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
What happens when the teachers encourage the class clowns? Class pandemonium! Or a very funny improv show! Every Sunday, four of BIG’s up-and-coming students take the stage supported by four BIG teachers in a show that’ll leave spitballs all over the theater. Baltimore Improv Group offers free comedy shows every night of the week. But please reserve so we know you’re coming.

Be safe and enjoy!

– Lindsey

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