Things to do in Baltimore this week 10/17/21

So many options for good theatre this week so make sure you check out a show! I’m heading out this weekend for one last hurrah at the beach before it gets too cold so please have some Baltimore fun for me. For food and fun Wednesday through Sunday you should check out North Ave. Market, they have a huge selection of arcade games including Killer Queen! If you are looking for somewhere yummy to eat this week, check out Absolute Thai Sushi in The Shops at Kenilworth, I went for the grand opening on Friday and the food was delicious!

Wit
October 1 – October 24
Fells Point Corner Theatre
Margaret Edson’s powerfully imagined Pulitzer Prize–winning play examines what makes life worth living through her exploration of one of existence’s unifying experiences—mortality—while she also probes the vital importance of human relationships. What we as her audience take away from this remarkable drama is a keener sense that, while death is real and unavoidable, our lives are ours to cherish or throw away—a lesson that can be both uplifting and redemptive. As the playwright herself puts it, “The play is not about doctors or even about cancer. It’s about kindness, but it shows arrogance. It’s about compassion, but it shows insensitivity.”
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FLYIN’ WEST
October 5 – October 31
Everyman Theatre
This is a story of overcoming tremendous odds. Four Black female pioneers, American Homesteaders, settle together in the all-Black town of Nicodemus, Kansas at the turn of the 19th Century. Trying to build better lives for their families, they work their own land and forge forward against often harsh and unforgiving circumstances.
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Where We Belong
October 19 – 24
Center Stage Theatre
Mohegan theatermaker Madeline Sayet brings her autobiographical play, named by Broadway World as “among the great artistic achievements during the pandemic,” live to Baltimore Center Stage. Where We Belong tells an intimate and exhilarating story of Shakespeare, self-discovery, and what it means to belong in an increasingly globalized world. Don’t miss this special limited engagement before it embarks on its national tour.
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Scharf’s Schorts. . . an evening of 8 short plays!
October 22 – November 7
Spotlighters Theatre
Monument: What are the things one leaves behind that matter? How much of what we do is part of us? In MONUMENT, a conversation between a roofer with a personality on overdrive and a circumspect writer reveals that the strength of the human connection creates a monument as strong as any work man can craft. Funny, bewildering and crystal clear, MONUMENT is a snapshot of our yearning to understand and be understood — to do right by each other and to be right with ourselves.
Like White on Rice: A 10-minute play written entirely in clichés, it uses everything from worn-out pick-up lines to threadbare quotations from sources as wide-ranging as Alcoholics Anonymous and Shakespeare to establish a fleeting romantic triangle between a young woman in a bar and two men competing to pick her up.
Our Place: Almost every couple has that special restaurant, bar, hotel, cabin-in-the-woods or even an open field that they think of as ‘our place’. Throughout their long years together, Vince and Christine’s place has been their unostentatious neighborhood restaurant with its friendly faces and good comfort food served in familiar surroundings. But now, Vince’s mind has begun to fail and it seems Christine must remember for two. Can a return visit awaken Vince to all that binds them together?
Wilderness: Killer rabbits in the suburbs must be stopped! In this bittersweet and poignant comedy, recently widowed Spencer faces the lawnmower police and wrath of her neighbors when she decides to let nature take its course with her yard. Just where does the reach of your arm end and the beginning of your neighbor’s nose begin?
Replay: Every night at 4:30 a.m., Josh awakens to find Lee silently watching and waiting for another chance to replay how a promising relationship ended stillborn in pride, misunderstanding and miscommunication. As the play unfolds, we come to question if Lee’s visits are real or if they are only replaying in Josh’s head. Replay is about the journey from regret and remorse to redemption in our shared struggle to connect to another human being before it’s too late.
Off the Grid: Catherine has a good job, money, food, clothes and a roof over her head; she can take care of herself and can’t imagine it being otherwise. Maddie, who had a job, a house, a car, and a cat, is homeless; her job and her money are gone and she knows all too well how easy it is to end up on the street. She sits quietly at the entrance to a metro station in Washington, D.C. seeking spare change and is invisible to most who pass by on their way into or out of the station, including Catherine – until one day… Off the Grid addresses living without a net in America and our responsibility to one another.
Making Time: Making Time portrays our inability to face, even name, anything uncomfortable and how perception expressed through language is everything — and that has little to do the truth. And yet, it’s through language that we try to connect. The play is about establishing that connection whether you want to or not.
The Last Ten: Nuclear Missiles have been launched and there are only ten minutes left before they hit! How much living can you do in ten minutes? While Peggy is sanguine about their approaching doom, George desperately tries make their final moments together count. Will they find a shared peace before it’s too late? In a funny yet piquant journey of love and understanding, Peggy and George learn what really matters as they face their final challenge together.
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Blood Countess
October 22 – November 6
The Strand Theater
The life of Countess Elizabeth Bathory- the historical noblewoman accused of bathing in young girl’s blood so she could live forever young becomes a supernatural tale both creepy and creepily funny in the hands of the playwright of Kelleen Conway Blanchard.This fictional account follows the countess from her happy marriage to the fierce warrior Ferenc to her conviction and death bricked up within the walls of her castle. Landing solidly on the dark side of dark comedy, Blood Countess still employs plenty of Kelleen Conway Blanchard’s trademark humor and linguistic gymnastics. This historical horror story is filled with dead birds, headless soldiers, eel pies, and pailfuls of blood.
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Monster World: Zoo Quest
October 28th & 29th
Baltimore Rock Opera Society at The Maryland Zoo
Join the Baltimore Rock Opera Society for Monster World: Zoo Quest! A new interactive Halloween theater experience at The Maryland Zoo. Follow our guides on foot and by shuttle into the gloomy jungle to experience the horrifying monstrosities from BROS past in their natural habitats such as the grotesque Wooly Bully, the majestic Hippogriff, and the deadly Nog Tree on an immersive tour, but monsters come in many forms, and there are other dangers in the deep jungle. We’ll bring these monsters out into the light with something they can’t resist: an excellent Halloween party! From 5PM – 10PM all attendees will get to rage at The Waterfowl Pavilion and enjoy drinks, carnival games, a costume contest, and photobooth all overseen by our host and DJ Landis Expandis. Rounding out the night will be a live concert from two excellent local bands! Our expeditions into the wild will take place throughout the evening in small groups of 10-14 people. Each trip will leave from and return to the party and involve a walking portion and a trip on the Maryland Zoo shuttle and take approximately 40 minutes. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the weirdest creatures on Earth! To accommodate all adventurers, we are offering several ticketing options, including a VIP ticket upgrade that includes access to a special lounge area and exclusive swag bag: Full Zoo Quest Experience (party + expedition + 2 drink tickets): $60; VIP Upgrade (party + expedition + 2 drink tickets + goodie bag and access to VIP area): $15; Party Only (access to party + 1 drink ticket, but no quest): $25.
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BrouHaHa
October 28 – November 7
Baltimore Theatre Project
Brouhaha: A state of social agitation when a minor incident gets out of control. Typically, it is marked by controversy and fuss that can seem, afterwards, irrational. BrouHaHa is a comedic, existential escapade inspired by images of refugees fleeing on foot, Edwardian workers, cinematic treasures like Fellini’s La Strada and Bergman’s The Seventh Seal, and the dark comedy of Samuel Beckett. In this devised, clown-esque piece, Happenstance Theater’s troupe of eccentrics walks the precipice at the end of the world. Their play lights up the darkness like a firecracker.
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show
October 30 at 9PM
Center Stage Theater
Are you shivering with antici…..pation? It’s time to rocket back to 1975 with an interactive movie night of the timeless cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. We’re teaming up with Creative Alliance for this one-night-only spectacular featuring live performers, a costume contest and a whole lot of fishnet.
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The Nevermore Haunt 2021
October 1 – October 31
The Nevermore Haunt
Bizarre creatures, terrifying visions of the past and heart pounding horrors torment visitors brave enough to enter. Historically themed and extraordinarily scary, The Nevermore Haunt is unlike any haunted house you’ve ever seen! Featuring Sideshow performances including magic, strongman and fortune tellers, free on-site parking, concession and outdoor bar.
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Monday, October 18

Didn’t See That Coming: Stories about shocks, surprises, and real-life plot twists
7PM – 10PM
Baltimore Center Stage
Join us in-person at Baltimore Center Stage for an evening of true, personal stories about the unforeseen and unforgettable. Featuring music from Baltimore’s mesmerizing vocal pop duo Outcalls.
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Tuesday, October 19

Baltimore Drag Bingo
9PM – 11PM
SAD Brunch and Golden West Cafe
Join us as we welcome back Baltimore’s Best Drag Queen, Ms. Evon Dior Michelle,​ and co-host Pariah Sinclair for an evening of Bingo, drink​s, and performances.
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Wednesday, October 20

The Art of Making Chili
6PM – 8:30PM
Schola – 916 N. Charles
Learn to make different kinds of chili. Football is back and what is the best way to celebrate? With a big pot of homemade Chili! Join us as we make a few different versions of this classic comfort food: Texas Red Chili (No Beans!), 3 Bean Vegetarian Chili (Lot’so Beans!), Verde Chicken Chili, Carne Adovada (Pork Chili), and Cincinnati Style Chili over Macaroni.
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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 to see the Baltimore lights from the water. 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.
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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, October 21

The Rustic Cuisine of Argentina
6PM – 9PM
Schola – 916 N. Charles
Cook classic Argentinian dishes. When you think of Argentina you think of Beef, and for an exceptionally good reason! But Argentina also has a variety of other delicious creations in their lexicon. We’ll explore such unique dishes as: Empanadas Salteñas, Roasted Ribeye with Chimichurri & Potatoes a la Plancha, Berenjas en Escabeche: Marinated Roasted Eggplant with Tomato & Anchovy, and Caramel Flan.
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Charm City Meadworks Presents: KLASK Tournament
6:30PM – ?
No Land Beyond
Join your favorite board game bar and your favorite local meadery in a rousing tournament of one of the paragons of gaming excellence: KLASK. KLASK is, well, the best tabletop game you’ve ever played. It’s like air hockey on steroids if air hockey was cooler and played on your dining room table. Think you have what it takes? Come take on your friends in a FREE tournament with big prizes. We’ll have bracketed, best-of-three rounds, and the winner will receive an $80 NLB gift card, with the second place player winning $20. That’s right, a FREE tournament with huge prizes! If that’s not enough, we’ll be slinging Charm City Meadworks favorites (like our very own DECK BUILDER) at unbeatable prices all night. Registration begins at 6:30 PM.  Tournament starts at 7 PM. We’re capped at 40 people, so make sure you get there early to secure a spot! Open KLASK begins at 5 — come on in and get your practice on, for free!

The Original Poe Grave Ghost Tour
7PM – 9:30PM
Westminster Burying Grounds
Poe’s Magic Theatre is conducting ghost tours in the Westminster Burying Grounds at the corner of Greene & Fayette.
Each tour will start at the corner of Greene St. and Fayette – right by the Poe Grave itself! 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? 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!

Prelim Poetry Slam Day 1
7PM or 9PM
Motor House – 120 W. North Ave
Some of the best poets in the country compete for a chance to make to finals at the world renowed Baltimore Center Stage where they will compete for $10,000 of cash prizes. This event is a part of the inagural launch of a new poetry slam festival as a new core element of Black Pride 2021. Stonewall International Poetry Slam (SIPS) is an international poetry festival for non-cishet artists that centers Black people.
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Prelim Poetry Slam Day 1
7PM or 9PM
Impact Hub – 10 E. North Ave
Some of the best poets in the country compete for a chance to make to finals at the world renowed Baltimore Center Stage where they will compete for $10,000 of cash prizes. This event is a part of the inagural launch of a new poetry slam festival as a new core element of Black Pride 2021. Stonewall International Poetry Slam (SIPS) is an international poetry festival for non-cishet artists that centers Black people.
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Highwire Presents: Improv at Old Line
7:30PM – ?
Highwire Improv and Old Line Spirits
Highwire Improv is pumped to bring you an evening of amazing improvised comedy! Get ready to laugh, get ready to be amazed as whole worlds are created before your eyes, all in the amazing Old Line Spirits outdoor bar!
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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 flexible outdoor and for unvaccinated Mandatory. SalsAddicts administrators will not tolerate any disrespectful behaviors or harassment between dancers or visitors.

Friday, October 22

Craft Your Own Cocktail Tour
6:30PM – 7:30PM
Sagamore Spirit
Always wanted to learn how to make cocktails like the pros? Gather in our outdoor tasting room with individual stations to make two of our signature cocktails. From October 8th through December 17th, all guests will be making our Apple Cider Old Fashioned and Cranberry Orange Whiskey Sour cocktails. Get ready to get hands-on creating these thirst-quenching cocktails!
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Prelim Poetry Slam Day 2
7PM or 9PM
Motor House – 120 W. North Ave
Some of the best poets in the country compete for a chance to make to finals at the world renowed Baltimore Center Stage where they will compete for $10,000 of cash prizes. This event is a part of the inagural launch of a new poetry slam festival as a new core element of Black Pride 2021. Stonewall International Poetry Slam (SIPS) is an international poetry festival for non-cishet artists that centers Black people.
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Prelim Poetry Slam Day 2
7PM or 9PM
Impact Hub – 10 E. North Ave
Some of the best poets in the country compete for a chance to make to finals at the world renowed Baltimore Center Stage where they will compete for $10,000 of cash prizes. This event is a part of the inagural launch of a new poetry slam festival as a new core element of Black Pride 2021. Stonewall International Poetry Slam (SIPS) is an international poetry festival for non-cishet artists that centers Black people.
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Friday Night Stand Up
7:30PM – 9PM or 9PM – 10:30PM
The Lou Costello Room
Every Friday night, Michael Furr and The Lou Costello Room Comedy Club on the 2nd floor of Zissimos Bar in Hamdpen bring you two HILARIOUS shows featuring amazing comedians from the DMV area and all across the country. Seatings are at 7:30 and 9pm. Tickets are just $10 and there are amazing drink specials and draughts available every week.
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NYC Comedy Invades Baltimore
7:30PM – 9:30PM
Joe Squared
Joe Squared Pizza presents a night of stand-up comedy from some of the best and funniest comedians from NYC. Comics from the tour have been on Comedy Central, MTV, SiriusXM, and have their own hour specials. Sure, these are comics you haven’t heard of, but you will one day. Catch them before they’re big so you can say you saw them when.
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Saturday, October 23

International and Vegan Food Fest
12PM – 6PM
Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute – 847 N Howard
Enjoy an afternoon of island music, art, culture and of course… delicious chef-prepared foods! Now, Indulge in your favorite international, vegan and Ital dishes from top chefs! Taste samples from a variety of chefs and purchase your favorite tapas. Sip craft beverages by Mixologists. Explore the amazing art exhibitions and support local vendors. There will be some additional classes in Menu Preparation and healthy eating.
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The Original Poe Grave Ghost Tour
7PM – 9:30PM or 10PM – 12:30PM
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. 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!
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Saturday Night Showcase
8PM – 10PM
The Lou Costello Room
Every 2nd and 4th Saturday (and the random 3rd) the Lou Room presents Saturday Night Showcase: A Comedy Variety Show featuring standup, improv and sketch comedy!
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Sunday, October 24

Craft Your Own Brunch Cocktails Class
10:30AM – 11:30AM
Sagamore Spirit
Looking to kick off your Sunday bright and early? Indulge with us at Sagamore Spirit for our Craft Your Own Brunch Cocktails Class. Come join one of our teammates as we walk you through the history of Sagamore Spirit. Gather in one of our tasting rooms with individual stations to make some brunch themed cocktails. Tickets to this class will be sold in groups of two. 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. Social distancing of six feet will be required. Please wear face masks when in buildings and when interacting with Sagamore Spirit teammates. $25 per person, max of 10 guests.
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Of Love and Regret Drag Brunch
10:30AM – ?
Of Love & Regret and Pariah Sinclair
Join us on October 24th for our Drag Brunch extravaganza featuring ABBI KADABRA! MC Pariah Sinclair & team rock the house while you enjoy brunch and booze. Show times are 11:00AM and 1PM. Seating begins at 10:30AM for the first performance, and 12:45PM for the second. Ticket price includes one brunch entree and entry to one show. Bottomless mimosas and cocktail specials will be offered at the table. PS: COSTUME WEARING IS ENCOURAGED!
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Greek Brunch
11:30AM – 1:30PM
Schola – 916 N. Charles
Everybody loves the healthy ‘Mediterranean’ diet of Greece. So, we thought it would be fun to take some of these classic Greek dishes and make them for brunch. Join us as we bake almond olive oil cake muffins Loukoumades – drizzled with honey, cinnamon and walnuts, Tyropita – cheese pies topped with a poached egg, a decadent lamb & potato hash and baked eggs with tomato & feta topped with tzatziki. $59
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Enjoy!

– Lindsey

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