Things to do in Baltimore 9/12/21

I’m back from my weekend at the beach. September is great because it’s when most theater companies start their season. You have quite a few options for theater this week! I’m seeing Every Brilliant Thing by Single Carrot Theatre tonight. Not so much an event but you should go check out Allora in Mt. Vernon. It’s a Roman Bistro that just opened this week and we enjoyed lunch there yesterday – very yummy. 

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 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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The Swindlers
September 2 – 26
The author of last season’s critically acclaimed Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally is back with a Baltimore Center Stage original. Marie is plagued by the winter blues. Her boyfriend’s a dud, her bank statements are piling up, and her job at the local dry cleaners feels like a dead end. Oh, and the FBI has just seized her house and assets in their pursuit of her father, a notorious con man on the run for swindling families and businesses out of their money. When Marie is used as bait to lure her father in, she inexplicably finds herself stuck on a road trip with him to acquire the stolen funds. Loosely inspired by the real-life exploits of the playwright’s mother and grandfather, The Swindlers is a raucous new play that explores redemption, reconciliation, and the unspoken rewards of surviving time with family.
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Monday, September 13

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.

Tuesday, September 14

Halo 2 Tournament w/ Save Point
7PM – 10PM
Save Point and Peabody Heights Brewery, LLC
Grab your lucky OG Xbox controller and join us for a 64 person Halo 2 Tournament! It costs $15 to enter, you will get access to the tournament and one beverage! We will be playing on lagless CRT monitors while the last final game to be on a large projector for everyone to see. Tickets must be purchased prior to the event with a few walk ups available that day! Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place! Cash Prize or Gift Cards to Either Peabody Heights or Save Point! YOUR CHOICE!
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Wednesday, September 15

Flagons & Dragons: September
6PM – 10PM
No Land Beyond
Come out to our new location at NO LAND BEYOND and join us once again for an evening of table top role playing games! If you’ve wanted to play games like Dungeons & Dragons, rock a night of drink specials, 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.

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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Art of Comedy
7:30PM – 10:30PM
Motor House
7:30PM BAR OPEN & SIGN UP, 8PM OPEN MIC START. This open mic hosts up to 25 comedians each week in the West Bay of Showroom and is hosted by a rotation of Baltimore’s funniest comedians. In 2015, Art of Comedy was ranked by CBS as one of the ‘Best Places in the City to See Stand-Up in Baltimore’. Alongside this Art of Comedy Open Mic series the Baltimore Comedy Festival was created. Art of Comedy is produced by Ivan Martin, Baltimore’s Best Comedian 2020, Founder of the Baltimore Comedy Festival, Co-Founder of the D.C. Comedy Festival. Come enjoy the comedy in person! Free!

Thursday, September 16

Pig, Pickles, Smoke & Whiskey
6PM – 8:30PM
Schola
Join Chef Jerry Pellegrino as he explores some of his most favorite culinary delights. This class will be part butchering, part sausage making, part BBQ and part pickling & canning. We’ll butcher a bone-in pork rack from which we’ll make smoked pork chops, spicy sausage and cure some bacon. There will also be some pork ribs to roast. He’ll show the class the proper techniques for pickling and canning everything from traditional bread & butter pickles to some not-so traditional pickles such as apples in mustard and mint.
All you need to do is bring the whiskey! $79.99
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Highwire Presents: Improv at Old Line
7:30PM – ?
Highwire Improv and Old Line Spirits
Highwire Improv is pumped to bring Old Line Spirits an evening of amazing improvised comedy! Get ready to laugh, get ready to be amazed as whole worlds are created before your eyes, all at the amazing Old Line Spirits! Outside food is welcome! Featuring: David Bowie, Important Screws, Scrapple and Babeprov
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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.

Sugar Tank
8PM – 9:30PM
The Lou Costello Room
Rasheed Green hosts a show that mixes some of Baltimore’s best stand up comedians and improvisers working together to bring you a night of s uper sweet comedy! The show is $10 per ticket online, $12 at the door.
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Grito de Independencia de Mexico
9PM – ?
Rye Fells Point
Join us on Thursday September 16th to celebrate 200 years of the consummation of the Independence of Mexico. This 2021 also celebrates the 700 years of the history of Tenochtitlán and the indigenous resistance against the colonial and neocolonial powers. In Mexico, the National Holidays are commemorated with the “Grito de Dolores” of 1810 when Miguel Hidalgo shouted against Spanish oppression and in favor of the independence of Mexico in the small Mexican town called Dolores. Rye Fells Point will be serving specialty drinks alongside our sponsor Milagro Tequila. And you already know! Our chingona friend from Cocina Luchadoras will be offering Mexican food starting at 10pm. DJ SOLARC will join us with Mexican music to dance the night away. Invite all your friends to celebrate this Mexican party with us!

Friday, September 17

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!

Tupac Week: GRIDLOCK’D with Baltimore Boom Bap Society
7PM – ?
SNF Parkway Theatre / Maryland Film Fest
In honor of Baltimore City’s Tupac Shakur Commemoration Week, join us for a special screening of the under-rated dark comedy GRIDLOCK’d on Friday, September 17! Movie will be followed by a performance from the Baltimore Boom Bap Society. Hosted by Dr. John Brothers.
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Friday Night Stand Up
7:30PM – 9PM or 9PM – 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: KIKI ANDERSEN, IAN SALYERS, NIK OKA, and your host MICHAEL FURR.
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Saturday, September 18

Whiskey on the Waterfront
12PM – 7PM
Sagamore Spirit
Whiskey on the Waterfront is back! After a 2020 summer off, we’re excited to welcome our neighborhood back to our waterfront distillery for live music, food trucks, and delicious whiskey cocktails. This outdoor event is family-friendly and weather-permitting. Each month will feature new activities on the lawn! In September, enjoy food from Ekiben, B’More Greek Grill, Kooper’s Chowhound, and Balti’marons. Listen to live music from local artists, DJ Neil Paul and Ryan Forrester, and enjoy beer from local breweries, Suspended Brewing and Sapwood Cellars. Our new whiskey bar, Nineteen O’Nine, will be open for seasonal whiskey cocktails and Cane Collective will also be on site to sell cocktails and bottles of their local mixers. We encourage guests to bring blankets and chairs for the waterfront lawn. A limited number of picnic tables and Adirondack chairs are available. Guests are welcome to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages, but no outside alcohol is permitted. Dogs are especially welcome but must be on a leash.

Date Night ‘Classic French’
6PM – 9PM
Schola
Cook classic French dishes with your favorite Sous Chef. If you have a love for classic French cooking, then this is the perfect class to spend an evening with your favorite Sous Chef creating France’s great dishes. We’ll make the classic Gougeres as a quick snack while we create the following three courses: Bouillabaisse, Baguette, Rouille; Beef Wellington, Asparagus with Hollandaise, Parsley Potatoes; and Dark Chocolate Tart, Candied Hazelnut, Crème Anglaise, Chantilly Cream. $85/person
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The Original Poe Grave Ghost Tour
7PM – 9:30PM or 10PM – 12:30AM
Poe’s Magic
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. Get there early and have dinner at the LB Tavern before the tour begins. The Burying Grounds are only a 10 minute walk away. Each tour will start at the corner of Greene St. and Fayette – right by the Poe Grave itself! Will you be “lucky” enough to contact the spirit of Edgar Allan Poe? The tours are usually hosted by magician and paranormalist Vince Wilson. Vince has been on the Discovery Channel for investigating the ghost stories of the Edgar Allan Poe House as well as Destination America, the Travel Channel, featured multiple times in the Baltimore Sun and almost every local news channel! He is an author, Mystery Performer and Baltimore native and hosted the original Poe Grave Ghost Tours. Some tours may be hosted by a special guest host! We will always have an experienced ghost tour guide for hosting duties.
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Rumput and Katherine Fahey at Le Mondo
7PM – ?
Le Mondo
This show will feature Baltimore-based artist Katherine Fahey and a Richmond-based performance group called Rumput. Both artists will be sharing a style of scrolling panorama artwork called crankies. Katherine Fahey tells folks tales as far-reaching as the southern swamps of Louisiana and the northern reaches of Inuit Quebec, but also tells true stories from her childhood in Virginia or from the streets of Baltimore. Rumput performs innovative string band music along with crankies and shadow theater. They will be premiering two new commissioned works from scrolling panorama artist Dani Iswardana and musician Danis Sugiyanto, both of whom are from Java. Rumput has learned from and collaborated with Danis Sugiyanto and a number of other Javanese musicians for many years. At present, Java and the rest of Indonesia have reported record high deaths from covid-19. Many musicians who made a living from street performing are in critical circumstances both physically and financially. In light of this, Rumput is donating 100% of our proceeds to musicians in Java.
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Sunday, September 19

Dining Out for Life Brunch/Moveable Feast
11:30AM – 2:30PM
Schola
A percentage of proceeds will go toward Moveable Feast. Please come out and support this great cause!
Please join us for some decadent brunch favorites including a Bloody Mary bar with all of the fixins’.
Menu: Prime Rib Potato Hash with Poached Eggs & Hollandaise, Sausage Biscuits & Gravy, Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Pancakes & Seasonal Fruit, A make-your-own Omelet Station! $85
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Oktoberfest
12PM – 4PM
Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
Bringing the fun-filled energy of Oktoberfest back to Harbor East, Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore and Checkerspot Brewing Company will be partnering to host a themed event on the Hotel’s outdoor rooftop terrace. Inspired by the German fest that spells food and fun, there will be favorites such as soft pretzels with sweet Bavarian mustard and grilled German bratwursts with sauerkraut, leading up to classics like Kaesepatzle (spatzle) and Reiberdatschi (potato pancakes) with house-made apple sauce. To add to the fun, outdoor activities and football games will be playing. Admission into the event is $25 per person and includes two complimentary Checkerspot beers.
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September 2021 Opera Night
5:30PM – 8:30PM
Sotto Sopra Restaurant
Ciao to Opera Nights. After a year of not enjoying the music, we are excited to bring our series of Opera Nights back! We hope you will join us for an evening of tantalizing Sotto Sopra cuisine. Our opera performers will regale you with your favorite arias that tell the stories of lives and loves both won and lost. Hear their amazing voices as they envelop Sotto Sopra’s 19th-century dining room. The acoustics are amazing, the singers engaging and the food—aah, the food reflects the deft hand that is Italian. We will have two prices for seating. $85 for front seats and $75 for bar area seatings.
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Enjoy!

– Lindsey

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