Things to do in Baltimore this week 10/31/21

Not a whole lot going on the first half of this week as we all recover from Halloween. Plenty of good theater to enjoy later in the week. I’m going to see BrouHaHa at Baltimore Theatre Project and rECHOllection by Submersive Productions this week and I’m super excited! If you are looking for something yummy to eat this week you should visit Mera Kitchen Collective in their new home at 1301 N Calvert St.

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 29 – November 14
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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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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rECHOllection by Submersive Productions
November 6 & 7
Latrobe Pavilion, Druid Hill Park
Submersive Productions returns to public view November 6th & 7th with “rECHOllection,” a FREE and open-ended outdoor theatrical experience in Druid Hill Park. Stay as long or briefly as you’d like. Follow any character that interests you. Stay masked, stay distanced, stay curious. Due to a temporal rift next to Latrobe Pavilion in Druid Hill Park, denizens from 2032 have mysteriously begun to appear in our space and time. As you encounter them, Submersive will be on hand to curate the experience. From what we can tell, future air and atmospheric quality has made it difficult for our friends from 2032 to spend time outside without full-body protection. The practice of physical distancing has only increased. Nonetheless, they appear to be harmless and unconcerned by the fact that they are visiting us from another time. This may be a common experience for them. Join the future residents of Baltimore as they strive to find new ways to connect, express themselves, and attempt to heal from our collective loss of memory and companionship.243363292_1534430736916599_1018443532819145748_n

Wednesday, November 3

Night Life: Stories about wild times, unexpected encounters, and after-dark escapades.
7:30PM – 9:30PM
Creative Alliance
The Stoop presents a Second Stoop show featuring true, personal tales about what happens under the light of the moon. It’s an open-mic show. Come ready to share a 3-minute story — or just come to listen.
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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, November 4

The Classics Cocktail Class Tour
6:30PM – 7:30PM
Sagamore Spirit
Join us at the distillery and dive into the intricacies of two of the most iconic whiskey cocktails, the Old Fashioned and Manhattan.  Guests will enjoy a learning about history of this classic cocktails, then it’s time to get hands-on. With individual bartending stations, you will mix up a traditional Old Fashioned and Manhattan using our signature rye whiskey!  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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The Indie Comedy Showcase
8PM – 9:30PM
The Lou Costello Room
Every first Thursday it’s night of comedy that knows no boundaries! It could be ANYTHING! Alexa Sciuto and Jake Leizear host their monthly comedy showcase featuring a unique blend of comedy from the hilarious to the ridiculous. Indie night is always something one-of-a-kind.
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Friday, November 5

Gallery Conversation: we’re not meant to do this alone
6PM – 7PM
Creative Alliance
On Friday, November 5th, Creative Alliance will host a free Gallery Conversation in support of the main gallery exhibition “we’re not meant to do this alone”. Taking place both in the main gallery and on Zoom from 6-7PM, exhibition Curator, Charles Mason III, will be joined by moderator Marian Simms, and artists included in the exhibition. Addressing the crowd at the opening reception on Saturday, October 16th, Mason offered that “we’re not meant to do this alone” is a gift to his friends, near and far, and in particular the artists included: Jessica Elena Aquino, Samantha Dominik, Ayana Evans, rod jones ii, Baseera Khan, Nadia Rea Morales, Jotham Malavé Maldonado, and Erin M. Riley. The exhibition features a nearly complete spectrum of media, including painting, tapestry, sculptural installation, photography, video, and performance. Mason will discuss the inspiration for the exhibition, his choice of works, and his vision for the installation at Creative Alliance, among many other topics. This conversation is FREE and the public is warmly invited to attend.

Bike Party: Halloween Ride!
6:30PM – 12AM
Meet Up -St. Mary’s Park (600 N Paca)
It’s time to flex those costume making skills! We’ll be a Halloween parade on wheels, then dance party, photo booth, and costume contest! The ride ends and the party begins at Monument City Brewing (1 N Haven St, 21224). Monument has hosted us in the past and is the most spooky and terrifyingly perfect afterparty venue for the Halloween Ride!

Belle Glos Wine Dinner
6:30PM – ?
The Oceanaire Seafood Room
Join us for an exclusive evening with The Oceanaire Seafood Room as we tour the California Coastal Vineyards of Belle Glos with a five-course dinner experience. $175 per guest all inclusive.
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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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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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Saturday, November 6

Pumpkin Smash
10AM – 12PM
Maryland Science Center
Give your gourd a proper send off at the Maryland Science Center’s annual Pumpkin Smash! When the Halloween festivities come to an end, bring your jack-o’-lantern to MSC. Our launch tube is ready to propel your pumpkin down four stories from our roof to the patio below! It’s bound to be a smashing good time! There will be two drops taking place: 11:00am and noon.

2021 Baltimore Craft Beer Festival
12PM – 5PM
3001 Boston Street, Baltimore
Grab your pretzel necklaces and put on your favorite brewery T-shirt! This year’s festival features great beers from dozens of Maryland breweries, live judging of the Maryland Craft Beer Competition’s “Final Table,” live music from our DelFest partners, local food trucks, shopping from unique vendors, and much, much more!
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Make Your Own Rocks Glass Class with McFadden Art Glass
12PM – 2PM
Sagamore Spirit
Come join Sagamore Spirit and McFadden Art Glass for a hand’s-on glass making event. Join the McFadden Art Glass crew who will walk you through the glassblowing process of making your very own rocks glass then enjoy a guided tasting of various Sagamore Spirit expressions. Each guest will make one rocks glass. Glasses take a full day to dry and require pick-up from the distillery as early as the following Wednesday. This class is outside and will be weather permitted. Spaces are limited so be sure to sign up! 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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Mt. Vernon Food Tour
2PM – 6:30PM
Bite Of Baltimore
Historic Sights, Artisan Food! Tour includes: Four (4) plates of food, One (1) delicious craft cocktail, and a 4.5 hour guided tour of the neighborhood. With some of the most resplendent architecture in the city, and the center of Baltimore’s high society for over 150 years, you will see and experience the best the city has to offer. The food scene in historic Mt. Vernon represents the melting pot of Baltimore City.
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Fells Point Food Tour
3PM – 6:30PM
Bite Of Baltimore
Waterfront Views, Locally Sourced Food! Tour includes: Four (4) plates of food, One (1) delicious craft cocktail, and a 3.5 hour guided tour of the neighborhood. Set in the historically colonial neighborhood of Fells Point, our tour focuses on the cuisine of Maryland! We tell the story of how the neighborhood started, its role in the birth of our country, and its role in the network of vibrant neighborhoods in Baltimore. Take in the architecture, the history, the culture, and the community while we enjoy a progressive meal through historic Fells Point. Learn about the working waterfront, and the nautical influence that Baltimore played all over the world. The historic waterfront and working town still feels like a small community surrounded by a large city.
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Classics For Your Consideration: African American Edition
8PM – ?
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company presents an all-new showcase series, Classics for Your Consideration. Join us as we explore what it takes to be considered a “classic” piece of theatre with a variety of scenes and monologues put together by our participants.
Each showcase will cover a different theme or topic, shining new light on plays and playwrights that are often left out of the canon of classical theatre. First up: African American Theatre, emceed by Baltimore City Comptroller and CSC Board Member, Bill Henry. Performances will include presentations by Unified Voices of Johns Hopkins, Rapid Lemon Productions, CSC’s Black Classical Acting Ensemble, and others.
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The Clitorati Presents: Lip Service
8PM – 10PM
The Lou Costello Room
The Clitorati Presents: Lip Service is Baltimore’s favorite monthly stand up showcase for women and female identifying performers. Come to The Lou Room for a night of hilarious comedy featuring comedians from near and far, hosted by the wonderfully funny Abby Mello!
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Punch Drunk Stand Up Comedy
8:30PM – 10:30PM
Protean Books & Records – 836 Leadenhall St, Baltimore
BARCS fundraiser stand up comedy showcase! Join us for an intimate night of laughs at Protean Books & Records featuring comics whose credits include The DC Improv, Magooby’s Jokehouse, Lou Costello Room, Zanies of Nashville, Helium Philadelphia and more! Drinks are BYOB (water and soft drinks will be offered complimentary for guests). Guests are encouraged to check out the record selection before the show. All current covid restrictions will be adhered to. Laugh while supporting a great cause! Hosted by: Bobbie Ray and Nik Oka. Featuring Dom Grayer, Amber Singletary, Michael Pallotta, Law, Chris Spann, and Garrett Hardy Harvest.
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Sunday, November 7

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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Tex-Mex Brunch
11:30AM – 1:30PM
Schola – 916 North Charles St
We both enjoy Tex-Mex for breakfast and heck…it’s a cuisine that makes sense at every meal with big bright flavors and bold interpretations of native Mexican cooking. The cuisine is based on the culinary creations of the Tejano people of Texas and has spread from border states such as Texas and others in the Southwestern United States to the rest of the country and beyond. We’ll make cast iron skillets of moist Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread, Huevos Rancheros – poached eggs on corn tortillas with salsa, an upscale version of the Breakfast Burrito and Potato Hash studded with Chorizo. And, for the sweet tooth, we’ll deep fry some Churros. $59
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Fells Point Food Tour
3PM – 6:30PM
Bite Of Baltimore
Waterfront Views, Locally Sourced Food! Tour includes: Four (4) plates of food, One (1) delicious craft cocktail, and a 3.5 hour guided tour of the neighborhood. Set in the historically colonial neighborhood of Fells Point, our tour focuses on the cuisine of Maryland! We tell the story of how the neighborhood started, its role in the birth of our country, and its role in the network of vibrant neighborhoods in Baltimore. Take in the architecture, the history, the culture, and the community while we enjoy a progressive meal through historic Fells Point. Learn about the working waterfront, and the nautical influence that Baltimore played all over the world. The historic waterfront and working town still feels like a small community surrounded by a large city.
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Enjoy!

– Lindsey

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