Things to do in Baltimore 8/29/21

Some good events going on this week and we have a long weekend coming up. I’ll be headed to the beach so chances of a post next Sunday are very slim. I’ve shared a few shows that are premiering the following week, just in case. I’ll be headed to the Supper Pop Up at Bottoms Up Bagels on Wednesday before I head to the beach – I love pierogis! Also the 5th Annual Baltimore Comedy Festival opens this week so go check out a stand-up show if you can. Make sure you check the vaccination requirements for these events, lots of venues are requiring them before entry.

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. You can stream the show from your home now through September 19.
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Every Brilliant Thing
September 3-26, 2021
Single Carrot Theatre
What’s on your list of every brilliant thing in the world worth living for? Ice cream, water fights, staying up past your bedtime? Don’t we all have the capacity to find joy and resilience in life’s little moments? Audiences are invited to help tell the humorous and moving story of a seven-year-old’s experience holding onto hope while grappling with a suicidal mother. This is a solo show that is performed by a rotating cast of three actors in four different Baltimore locations.
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Rachel
September 10–26, 2021
Rapid Lemon Productions
One of the forebears of the Harlem Renaissance, Angelina Weld Grimké wrote “Rachel” in 1916 as a defiant reply to the recent release of DW Griffith’s film “Birth of a Nation”. Originally titled “Blessed are the Barren”, the play centers on a Black woman who rejects marriage and motherhood after learning a horrible family secret. It was first produced in Washington, DC by the NAACP, and published in 1920.
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BROS Presents: Welcome to Stankonia
Friday, September 10, 17, and 24
Baltimore Rock Opera Society
Join The Baltimore Rock Opera Society for our upcoming theatrical concert presentation of one of hip-hop’s most iconic albums – Stankonia! A musical and lyrical powerhouse quadruple-platinum album from duo Outkast that flipped the script on hip-hop as we knew, established Big Boi and Andre 3000 as the coolest motherfunkers on the planet and is ranked one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Adorn yourself in your masked and costumed finery and be transported to Stankonia’s city limits while you enjoy classic hip hop music from DJ Harvey Dent and meet the eccentric Stankonians. Follow the road into the main theater to the Stankonia town square – a joyful space full of bright colors, live music, dancers, drag queens, playground swings, confetti, Cadillacs, and more. All of this is presided over by our 9 piece house band, vocalists and lead performers, Drizzy Tha Don as Andre 3000 and Mook E Blaylock as Big Boi who will lead you through a live performance of tracks from the Stankonia album (both US and European releases), featuring tunes like Ms. Jackson, So Fresh So Clean and other unforgettable Outkast songs. This will be a performance unlike any you’ve seen or that we’ve done before as we branch out into new territory and embrace ALL things that rock. Don’t miss this opportunity to see a live performance of one of pop music’s most important works! Can’t make the live show? No problem! We’ll be streaming the whole performance online on September 24th for FREE!
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Monday, August 30

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, September 1

Wed. Supper Pop Up: WET HOT POLISH SUMMER
4PM – Sellout
Bottoms Up Bagels
We’re taking your input and crafting some incredibly delicious menus to give you more BUB later in the day. You said you wanted Eastern European Food, well here it comes…Pizza Bagels and New Mexico Night were a blast, but we’re beyond excited to wrap up summer nodding to our Polish roots (not to mention the birthplace of the bagel). Menu to include house made Kielbasa, Pierogies, Zapiekanki and Paczki. Yum! Delivery available to Peabody Heights Brewery.

The Art of Making Pasta III
6PM – 8:30PM
Schola
Learn to make great fresh pasta. Join us as we continue to explore the endless world of making great pasta. In Pasta III we will start to explore flavored doughs – a spinach and lemon zest fettuccini tossed in a tomato cream sauce and a porcini mushroom cannelloni stuffed with ricotta and sage. Then we’ll shape by hand some different and uncommon shapes – the Tuscan pinci, pencil thick strands in a traditional tomato sauce and the ‘ear’ pasta – orecchiette with sausage and bitter greens. $59. You do not have to take any of the other pasta classes to take Pasta III.
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Sagamore Spirit X Baltimore Water Taxi: Sunset Booze Cruise
6:30PM – 8PM
Sagamore Spirit
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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Opening Ceremony – Baltimore Comedy Festival 5th Annual
8PM – ?
Baltimore Comedy Festival
BALTIMORE! Are you ready for the return of the Baltimore Comedy Festival? You better be! We have a stacked lineup of shows with comedians from all over the country. And to kick of the 5th annual fesitval we have some of the best of the fest. So come on out to Motor House (120 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201) on Wednesday, Septermber 1st, at 8 pm for our FREE Opening Ceremony. Featuring: Sahib Singh, DLO, Khairy Creek, Ian Salyers, Micahel Furr, Amber Singletary, and Leeland Clayton. FREE!
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Thursday, September 2

First Thursdays: Maryland Center for History and Culture
10AM – 5PM
Maryland Center for History and Culture
Take advantage of free admission every First Thursday of the month. Explore the spacious Museum galleries and shop in the Museum Store, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Library’s Main Reading Room is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tacos, Etc.!
6PM – 8:30PM
Schola
Learn to make great tacos and everything that goes with them! Tacos, admittedly only a very small portion of Mexican cooking, provide us with a self-contained flavor explosion of everything from fried fish to beef tongue and beyond! We’ll make both corn and flour tortillas, the canvas upon which a great taco is created. Then craft a variety of different salsas, fillings, and toppings. $59.
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Mondo Baltimore presents Redneck Clip Show & Wicked World
7PM – ?
Mondo Baltimore and Ottobar 
MASKS AND PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED! Doors at 6PM. 7PM – Redneck Clip Show, 8PM – Wicked World (1991) This shot-on-video gem is like nothing you have ever experienced. Grant Ekland (Barry J. Gillis) is a dirty cop, with a checkered past that endlessly haunts him. His woman is murdered by a serial killer named Harold (Eddie Platt) who slaughters countless numbers of humans in the city of Toronto, Canada, before finally being locked up and sent to a mental institution. Now many years later, Harold is set to be released back into society, and Ekland hopes for a final showdown with his arch enemy. Nightmares clash into a brand new reality, as Ekland faces a host of problems and obstacles that he himself must overcome, if he ever hopes to face the murderous serial killing madman, and set his own inner demons free. FREE!

Whiskey and Standup
7:30PM – ?
Old Line Spirits
What a VERY SPECIAL BALTIMOR COMEDY FESTIVAL show do we have lined up for September! Our headliner Larry Lancaster is a master of style and a Baltimore Icon. He has appeared on The Apollo, BET Comicview, national television commercials, clubs, theaters, colleges and churches throughout the East, West and Southeast Coasts. Larry is the Host of Throwback Saturdays on WEAA 88.9 FM. Larry has opened for: Mike Epps, Paul Mooney, Bruce Bruce, Rodney Perry, Cedric The Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, Tony Rock, Sommore, Tracey Morgan, Musiq Soulchild, Chrisette Michelle, The Manhattan’s and The Temptations to name a few. The UnderCard of hysterical comics is Dave Butler, Lilly Sparks, Byron Brooks, Wavy Maguire, and the host for the evening, Mike Quindlen.
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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.

Baltimore Comedy Festival SHOWCASE
8PM – ?
Baltimore Comedy Festival
The Baltimore Comedy Festival continues Thursday with another killer lineup at our home base Motor House (120 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201). We’re so excited to be working with Broken Diamond Comedy to bring you this FREE showcase. So come on out at 8pm on September 2nd for what’s guaranteed to be a hilarious time. Featuring Khairy Creek, Valance Pressley, Sandy Bernstein, Dark Mark Joyner, Bunny Themelis, Jesse Townsend, Leeland Clayton, Tai Funny, Hosted by Eddie Liles.

Friday, September 3

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!

The Cuisine of India
6PM – 9PM
Schola
Learn to cook some of the great cuisine of India! Delhi, the National Capital of India is simply a gourmet’s delight. Cosmopolitan to the core, Delhi offers the best of cuisines, in the very best of the taste from all over the country. We’ll explore the unique Indian ingredient lexicon then go to work creating Vegetable Samosas, Shahi Paneer or ‘Royal Cottage Cheese’, Chicken Kofta, Methi Matar Melai or Peas with Fengreek leaves, Badaam Pasanda, a lamb curry, and our own version of Roti, a traditional flat bread. We’ll have some different spicy pickled vegetables and other chutneys we’ve made to compliment the meal. $79.99
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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 in the Lou Costello Room on the 2nd floor of Zissimos Bar in Hampden. FEATURING: CHRIS HUDSON, ALEX GRUBARD, WOO WOO, JAKE LEIZEAR, and your host MICHAEL FURR.
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An Evening of Wonder in Baltimore
8PM – 9:30PM
Poe’s Magic
Join Baltimore and DC’s best local magicians for an evening of wonder at Poe’s Magic Theatre in the Holiday Inn Baltimore – Downtown. Magicians will include Adam Stone, William Gross, Scott Stoolmiller, John Gazmen, and Matt O’Neil! Eight amazing magical entertainers in one place for one evening! Only at Poe’s Magic Theatre!
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Beyoncé vs Rihanna Dance Party
9PM – ?
Ottobar
MASKS AND PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED! This event is 21+ Are you ‘Drunk In Love’ or ‘Drunk On Love’?!?! Finally!!!!! It’s the return of the award winning dance party to the Ottobar. And what better time to return to the dance floor than the Beyoncé BDay weekend. It’s Bey vs RiRi…Sasha Fierce vs the Barbados Babe…Queen B vs the Caribbean Queen! WHO YA GOT?!?! Ottobar’s DJ Mills(Flashback Fridays) will be dropping the hottest Beyonce tracks! DJ Craig Boarman will be spinning the best Rihanna jams! It’s another epic artist-for-artist / track-for-track dance party battle that might finally end years of debate…who’s the reigning dancefloor diva?!?!
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BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF INDUSTRY at the BALTIMORE COMEDY FESTIVAL
9PM – ?
Baltimore Museum of Industry
This year’s marquis show brings the hilarious Jordan Rock to the Baltimore Museum of Industry (1415 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230). Jordan Rock is an actor and stand-up comedian most well known for portraying Kevin on the Netflix series “Love.” Jordan has also been featured on Def Comedy Jam as well as releasing his own 2011 comedy special Ladies and Gentlemen, Jordan Rock. This show will have Jordan and several of his friends from New York and LA as well as some of Baltimore’s top talent. This is truly one event YOU DO NOT want to miss. Come on out Friday, September 3rd at 9 pm! Headliner Jordan Rock, featuring Reg Thomas, Sir Michael D’Bey, Ian Salyers, Darryl Charles, Camillo Diaz, and Lilly Sparks.
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Saturday, September 4

Beginner Lindy Hop Workshop and Free Dance
5:15PM – 8:15PM, Free Dance 8:15 – ?
Mobtown Ballroom
PROOF OF VACCINATION AND MASKS REQUIRED! In lieu of our six-week Lindy Hop series (made difficult by the constantly changing covid conditions), the Mobtown Ballroom is hosting a number of one-off Lindy Hop workshops for various levels. This one day, three hour beginner workshop will launch you into the incredible world of swing dancing. No experience or partner required. The workshop will be followed by a FREE practice session/open dance. The dance is open to anyone, and dancing with beginners is strongly encouraged. Workshop is from 5:15-8:15pm, dance from 8:15 onward. Lesson is $50, dance is free.
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The Clitorati Presents: Lip Service – the Baltimore Comedy Festival Edition
8PM – 10PM
The Lou Costello Room
he Cliorati Presents Lip Service is BACK with an amazing BALTIMORE COMEDY FESTIVAL lineup of hilarious comedians, hosted by the wonderful Abby Mello! LIVE in the Lou Room! Tickets are $10 FEATURING COMEDY FROM: RAY DIVA, ELIZABETH NORMAN, LILLY SPARKS, KACIE HACKETT, SANDAY BERNSTEIN, CIREE, and MARLENAS MCMAHON-PURK.
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5th Annual BALTIMORE COMEDY FESTIVAL presents JORDAN ROCK
9PM – ?
The Crown
We’re very excited about this one! Come on down to the Crown and hang with Jordan Rock and his friends! This show’s got some of the very best from New York and Baltimore. It’s truly a show you don’t want to miss. So come on out to the Crown (1910 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218) on September 4th at 9:00 pm. Jordan Rock is an actor and stand-up comedian most well known for portraying Kevin on the Netflix series “Love.” Jordan has also been featured on Def Comedy Jam as well as releasing his own 2011 comedy special Ladies and Gentlemen, Jordan Rock. Headliner Jordan Rock, Featuring Reg Thomas, Sir Michael D’Bey, Ian Salyers, Elizabeth Norman, Dark Mark Joyner, Sahib Singh, and Hosted by Chris Hudson.
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Sunday, September 5

Baltimore Comedy Festival at The Lou Room
8PM – 9:30PM
The Lou Costello Room
The Baltimore Comedy Festival comes to The Lou Room! A hilarious line up of comedians from all over the country! FEATURING COMED FROM Ronald James, Chris Hudson, Abby Mello, Greg K, Mark Miller, Pudge Rozay, Byron Brooks, and your host MICHAEL FURR.
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Baltimore Comedy Festival at The Lou Room Show #2
9:30PM – 11PM
The Lou Costello Room
The Baltimore Comedy Festival comes to The Lou Room! A hilarious line up of comedians from all over the country! WITH COMEDY FROM Dlo, Camillo Diaz, Dave Butler, Ciree, Nik Oka, Khairy, and your host MICHAEL FURR.
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Enjoy!

– Lindsey

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