Things to do in Baltimore this week 8/22/21

Hey friends! Still getting into the swing of things. So much uncertainty is hard to deal with. I went to see Steel Magnolias at Everyman Theater last week and it was great! Definitely a tear-jerker. Everyman Theater is requiring proof of vaccination or negative test to attend shows. Trying to share a variety of fun events that are both indoor and outdoor. I am getting excited as we get closer to September – lots of theaters are getting ready to premier their new seasons. I’ve missed live theater so much!

Steel Magnolias
August 10 – September 5
Everyman Theater
Written by Robert Harling and Directed by Casey Stangl
Over the course of three years, six inimitable women share their lives with wit, warmth, humor, and intelligence, through the highest highs and the lowest lows. A perennial fan favorite of stage and film, Steel Magnolias celebrates the everyday power of female friendship.
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Maryland Vegan Restaurant Week
August 6 – 29
This summer, Maryland Vegan Eats welcomes back returning restaurants and invites new restaurants to participate in a compassionate campaign by encouraging them to offer healthy, plant-based, and/or vegan items as part of their menu selections. Maryland is an exciting and vibrant state full of unique counties, towns, and neighborhoods boasting incredible diversity. Nothing brings people and community together quite like good food. The mission of Maryland Vegan Restaurant Week is to bridge the gap by increasing the awareness, benefits, and accessibility of a plant-based diet through a fun, innovative, and community-based experience. From August 6 through August 29, join us in welcoming back vegan and veg-friendly restaurants during the summer edition of Vegan Restaurant Week: Welcome Back, Maryland! Restaurants are being asked to promote healthier menus with whole food plant-based items that can benefit your health, reduce animal cruelty, and save the environment. Enjoy a variety of plant-based and/or vegan menu items. Customers will get to cast their vote on their favorite dishes. All customers are welcome, not just vegans! Are you up for the challenge? Maryland Vegan Restaurant Week is a great treat for everyone, vegan or not.
Participating Restaurants
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Monday, August 23

Sunset Mondays, An Outdoor Latin Dance Party
6PM – 10PM
Sandlot and SalsaNow
The coolest place to be on a hot summer day, the hottest place to be on a cool summer night. SalsaNow presents you with Salsa and Bachata in the heart of Baltimore on Mondays. A pleasure dancing outdoors in a brand new, covered, wood pavilion by the water at Sandlot for the Summer! Enjoy the food and drinks available all evening with the best views of the Inner Harbor at sunset, and the beautifully lit up Baltimore waterfront at night. FREE salsa or bachata dance lesson starts at 6:00 pm with Niss Albaig of SalsaNow. DJ Gio LtnMixx, and dancing starts at 7:00 pm and goes to 10:00 pm. All complimentary! Yes FREE! Parking is free and plentiful after 8 pm in Fells Point. If you use the parking lot/garage directly in front of Sandlot there is a $5.25 fee. No cash/Cards ONLY. All ages welcome. 21+ with ID to drink.

Wednesday, August 27

Sagamore Spirit X Baltimore Water Taxi: Sunset Booze Cruise
6:30PM – 8PM
Join us at the Sagamore Spirit Distillery to indulge a guided whiskey tasting with the team before setting sail with Baltimore Water Taxi during the perfect Baltimore sunsets. All guests will receive a guided tasting of five of our expressions, a whiskey cocktail of their choice for the ride, and a 45-minute water taxi ride to follow. Additional cocktails will be for purchase on the boat. There will be updated tasting protocols and social restrictions when visiting Sagamore Spirit. We will be adhering to guidelines from state and city government officials and health agencies that are designed to protect the safety of our visitors and our staff. $30
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Thursday, August 26

SALSA – BACHATA Thursdays
7:30PM – 11:30PM
200 International Dr, Baltimore
Salsa – Bachata Thursdays Nights every week Hosted by SalsAddicts at the Deck. DMV-PA area has a great option Outdoor for every Thursday Night dancing Salsa- Bachata. BYOD and Mask is now not Mandatory but if you prefer to wear at the dance area. its ok.

One More Dad Joke-LIVE Comedy Show
8PM – 9:30PM
The Lou Costello Room
Erin Patrick hosts a night of comedy your dad would love, gosh dang it. Comedians perform their best clean sets followed up with their best/favorite dad joke. We are offering a LIVE in person ticket as well as a virtual viewing ticket for those out of town One More Dad Joke fans.
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Friday, August 27

The No Land Beyond Summer Music Series
5PM – 10PM
No Land Beyond
Your favorite board game bar is teaming up with Station North Arts District for their Art Walk! Join us and dozens of other local businesses, artists, and creators as we celebrate what makes Baltimore great. Every last Friday from July through September, we’re throwing party! On the bill is live music, game sales, game demos and events, free game rentals, specialty drinks, cool food stuff. Up next, FRIDAY AUG 27th is the one and only BASTET! There are no tickets for this event, but feel free to register for the FREE Station North Art Walk and take advantage of all the fun Station North has to offer! 

Center Plaza Summer Concert Series
5:30PM – 7:30PM
Center Plaza
Bring your own blanket & booze and enjoy weekly summer concerts on the Center Plaza lawn. Some weeks will feature local food trucks and pop-up vendors, and some might be more of a dance party. Free!

Let’s Science Happy Hour
6PM – 8PM
Maryland Science Center
Kick off the weekend with the best rooftop view of the harbor!
Drink in the science! Join the Maryland Science Center for a happy hour with great local specialty adult beverages. Take in sweeping views of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and city skyline while enjoying some signature cocktails from Dutch Courage. Dutch Courage is a gin-centric cocktail bar located right in Old Goucher! Get to know this Baltimore bar and their creations and maybe even discover your new favorite drink! $20
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Cuban Cuisine
6PM – 9PM
Schola
With the relaxing of relations between the United States and Cuba there has been a renewed interest in the cuisine of this tiny island that lies just 90 miles from the tip of Florida. Since, until lately, all the restaurants were controlled by the government, the real cuisine of the country has been preserved in the home kitchens or Paladares, independently owned underground restaurants that are sustained by the nation’s thriving black market. Join us as we explore the everchanging dishes of this unique country. Arrozo Congri or rice and black beans and Ropa Vieja, shredded beef, form the staples of the table. But we’ll also make Croquetas with ham, Lechón Asado, one of our favorite roasted pork dishes and to finish, the traditional Cuban flan. $79.99
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THE SHOWCASE presented by Above The Bar x Art of Comedy
7PM – ?
Motor House
Baltimore is home to one of the best Standup scenes in the country, join us as we bring you the best of the best only at Motor House Theater. Khairy Creek is your host for the evening.
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Friday Night Stand Up
7:30PM – 10:30PM
The Lou Costello Room
2 hilarious stand up comedy shows every Friday Night on the 2nd floor of Zissimos Bar in Hampden. FEATURING: KANDACE SAUNDERS, MIKE QUINDLEN, MARK JOYNER, TOM MYERS, and your host MICHAEL FURR.
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Saturday, August 28

Defining American Cuisine – Thomas Keller
6PM – 9PM
Schola
By 2003 The French Laundry was named one of the 50 Best Restaurants in the World. In 2004, Chef Keller opened Per Se in New York City’s Time Warner Center. It quickly received three Michelin Stars. He has shaped what is now called Modern American cuisine in this country like no other. We’ll make his Salmon Tartar Cornets, Butter Poached Shrimp, Tomato ‘Pain Perdu’ Celery and ‘Russian Dressing, Glazed Pork Tenderloin, Swiss Chard, White Wine Poached Apples, Green Mustard Vinaigrette and to finish, Bouchon’s famous French Toast with Apricots. $79.99
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The Original Poe Grave Ghost Tour
7PM – 9:30PM or 10PM – 12:30AM
Westminster Hall and Burying Ground
Visit the Haunted Burying Grounds and final resting place of Edgar Allan Poe with Paranormalist Vince Wilson. Poe’s Magic Theatre is conducting ghost tours in the Westminster Burying Grounds at the corner of Greene & Fayette.
Tours will start in the lobby of the hotel. Once you reach the Burying Grounds you will learn – The history of the Burying Grounds – The Tale of the Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe! – The Macabre Tale of Frank the Body Snatcher – Stories of the Ghosts of Westminster – The Incredible Tale of “The Poe Toaster” – You will have access to the entire Burying Grounds and the “Catacombs” beneath the church! At the end of the evening (just before midnight) we will conduct a séance in the “spirit” of Edgar Allan Poe! Will you be “lucky” enough to contact the spirit of Edgar Allan Poe?
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Saturday Night Showcase
8PM – 10PM
The Lou Costello Room
Every 2nd and 4th Saturday, the Lou Room presents Saturday Night Showcase: A Comedy Variety Show featuring standup, improv and sketch comedy!
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DRAUGHTS & LAUGHS 10
8PM – ?
Checkerspot Brewing Company and Mike Quindlen
Join us for our popular comedy series: Draughts & Laughs 10. The show is on the 2nd floor of the brewery in the comfort of our A/C! Tickets are $15 in advance (until 1pm on day of the show) or can be purchased at the door for $20 if any remain. (Please note that these shows regularly sell out!) Show Time is 8:00PM. Show seating will begin at 7PM. If you’d like to come earlier, the brewery opens at noon on Saturdays. Enjoy a variety of local craft beer. We also have food available! Check out our website for a full beer/food menu. Masks are required inside the taproom until seated. Free street parking available. Your headliner is Christine Ferrera–a 100-year old mole woman who rummages through cultural garbage to cobble together funny bits of crap.
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Enjoy!

 – Lindsey

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