Things to do in Baltimore this week 11/7/21

The time change has me all messed up. I feel like my daylight hours are already running out. Events feel a little bit slow this week in Baltimore. Maybe everyone needs a week to get it together before the holiday madness sets in? If you are looking for something yummy to eat this week you should check out Blowfish Poke’s new location in Cross Street Market. They had their grand opening yesterday and we ordered their Taste of Hawaii platter so we could try a little bit of everything. I’m headed over to Druid Hill Park in a couple hours to check out Submersive’s rECHOllection: A near-future theatrical experience. It’s the last day to experience it.

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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BRAVE: Art in Times of Crisis
November 13 & 14
Baltimore Theatre Project
BRAVE uses movement, music, and words to explore issues that matter right now in Baltimore and beyond – the role of protest in democracy, the challenge of the pandemic to individuals and communities, the history behind persistent inequality, and the courage of citizens who stand up against injustice. Deeply moved by real-world examples of courage and resilience, Full Circle’s multi-racial and multi-age ensemble of artists has created a performance aimed at both the mind and soul. Some of the works in this show engage directly with the world around us, exploring experiences of bravery that are both personal and universal. Ancestors who stood for civil rights and broke new paths for women fill the stage. Ideas and body language inspired by very young protesters from the 1960s through 2021 energize the choreography. Visions of emergence from dark times reflect the resilience and potential for healing within and across our diverse communities. Throughout, BRAVE honors the qualities that underlie courage – honesty, fortitude, conviction, integrity, and compassion.
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Dreamgirls
November 16 – December 12
Baltimore Center Stage
All you’ve got to do is dream! This winter, experience the smash hit musical brought to you by Baltimore theater company ArtsCentric. This R&B rollercoaster ride through 1960s show business is a soul-affirming spectacle about the price of stardom.
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Maricela de la Luz Lights the World
November 19 – December 12
Fells Point Corner Theatre
Maricela de la Luz Lights the World is a fanciful play by Academy-award nominated writer José Rivera. The story follows the adventures of Maricela and her brother Riccardo as they save the world from impending climate catastrophe, reminding audiences that the power to change the world lies within each of us.
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Monday, November 8

Above the Bar Comedy
7PM – 10PM
St. Mary’s Restaurant & Bar
Above the Bar Comedy is one of the premiere Comedy Open Mics in Baltimore city. Welcome to everyone. Here we don’t just set the bar, we’re above the bar.
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Tuesday, November 9

Tropical Terrarium Building Workshop
5:30PM – 6:30PM
B.Willow – 220 West 27th Street
Join us at our workshop table for a fun evening of terrarium building! Using a 2000mL flask terrarium, learn everything necessary to grow healthy tropical plants in a glass vessel. Workshop attendees will also receive 15% off plants before or after the class. No experience necessary. $40 ticket includes all supplies. Masks required, 6 people max, sorry no BYOB.
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Wednesday, November 10

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 11

Field Notes & Herbariums: DIY Bookbinding with Odette Press
5:30PM – 7PM
B.Willow – 220 West 27th Street
In this class, dig into a sense of presence with nature through observational practices (like taking field notes or keeping an herbarium) while learning about bookbinding in the process. You’ll learn how to bind your own notebook, decorate your journal with plants, and learn about different examples of plant gathering throughout history, and leave with a handmade journal and a bookbinding kit.
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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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Half of This is Planned
8PM – 9:30PM
The Lou Costello Room
Every 2nd Thursday in the Lou Room, Beth and Hannah bring you a show filled with hilarious improvisers doing sets based on the acts of amazing stand up comedians. All if it hilarious even though only half of it is planned.
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Friday, November 12

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 13

Bmore Flea & Craft Market 2021
11AM – 4PM
1640 Aliceanna St, Baltimore
Arts, crafts and vintage from Bmore’s best local vendors. Shop local and shop small for the holidays. Free to the public. 

OyFest 8: Formerly Known as OyFest 7
12PM – 5PM
Union Craft Brewing
Let’s celebrate our favorite little bivalves with another OyFest! The Local Oyster and True Chesapeake Oyster Co. are gathering all the guest shuckers, setting up the annual Oyster Eating Contest, and of course training up the Sauce Patrol! UNION’s got all the beer you could want and tunes will be provided by June Star and Friends. Join us for a great day of shucking, slurping, and sipping at UNION! Home of The Baltimore Oyster Eating Contest starting at 4:30PM! Ticket includes entry, a donation to the Maryland Food Bank, and a limited edition Oyfest sticker. All food and beverage is pay as you go.
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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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MAP 40th Anniversary Birthday Bash
6PM – 2AM
Maryland Art Place
MAP’s 40th Anniversary Birthday party will take place November 13 from 6 pm-11 pm with an after-party from 11 pm-2 am! Tickets include an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, birthday cake, DJ, and access to both the Merkin Dream Fashion Show and after-party. The 40th Anniversary $75 ticket includes: Purchase of this ticket will gain you access to the 40th-anniversary celebration (6 pm to 11 pm), merkin fashion show (at 10 pm), and afterparty (11 pm to 2 am). 40th Anniversary Afterparty $10 ticket includes: The afterparty will take place in the newly renovated Basement & Cabaret with live music and a cash bar.
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Puppet Slamwich
6:30PM & 9:30PM
Current Space
Please join us for an outdoor puppet slamwich of fabulous fall proportions! Shows @ 6:30pm (doors 5:30) & 9:30pm (doors 8:30), Featuring: Anna Fitzgerald, Kevin Sherry, Maura Dwyer, Phillip McKnight, And more! With Musical Guest Orchester Praževica. This outdoor show will be held in our rear courtyard. Enter through the alley – Tyson Street, between Franklin and Mulberry. Use 421 Tyson Street in Google Maps. You must be fully vaccinated or present a negative Covid test from within 72 hours. Masks required indoors (to use the bathroom).
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The Original Poe Grave Ghost Tour
7PM & 10PM
Westminster Hall & 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! 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? 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!
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BRAVE: Art in Times of Crisis
7:30PM – 9:30PM
Baltimore Theatre Project
BRAVE uses movement, music, and words to explore issues that matter right now in Baltimore and beyond – the role of protest in democracy, the challenge of the pandemic to individuals and communities, the history behind persistent inequality, and the courage of citizens who stand up against injustice. Deeply moved by real-world examples of courage and resilience, Full Circle’s multi-racial and multi-age ensemble of artists has created a performance aimed at both the mind and soul. Some of the works in this show engage directly with the world around us, exploring experiences of bravery that are both personal and universal. Ancestors who stood for civil rights and broke new paths for women fill the stage. Ideas and body language inspired by very young protesters from the 1960s through 2021 energize the choreography. Visions of emergence from dark times reflect the resilience and potential for healing within and across our diverse communities. Throughout, BRAVE honors the qualities that underlie courage – honesty, fortitude, conviction, integrity, and compassion.
Buy Tickets Here

Sunday, November 14

Yoga at the Zoo
8AM – 10AM
Maryland Zoo
Animals have been a core element of yoga poses for centuries. From downward dog to cow, to lizard, cat and more, wildlife has a deep tie to this ancient practice. Now’s your chance to connect even closer to nature during Yoga at the Zoo. Whether you’re just beginning or you’re looking to perfect your practice, a yoga class at the Zoo offers something wildly different. Take part in a 60-minute Vinyasa style yoga class designed for both beginner and intermediate yoga lovers. This special class is created with individualized options to help best support your unique skill level. Your instructor will guide you through gentle poses designed to calm your mind and strengthen your body.
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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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BRAVE: Art in Times of Crisis
2:30PM – 4:30PM
Baltimore Theatre Project
BRAVE uses movement, music, and words to explore issues that matter right now in Baltimore and beyond – the role of protest in democracy, the challenge of the pandemic to individuals and communities, the history behind persistent inequality, and the courage of citizens who stand up against injustice. Deeply moved by real-world examples of courage and resilience, Full Circle’s multi-racial and multi-age ensemble of artists has created a performance aimed at both the mind and soul. Some of the works in this show engage directly with the world around us, exploring experiences of bravery that are both personal and universal. Ancestors who stood for civil rights and broke new paths for women fill the stage. Ideas and body language inspired by very young protesters from the 1960s through 2021 energize the choreography. Visions of emergence from dark times reflect the resilience and potential for healing within and across our diverse communities. Throughout, BRAVE honors the qualities that underlie courage – honesty, fortitude, conviction, integrity, and compassion.
Buy Tickets Here

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.
Buy Tickets Here

November 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. Delight your senses with our chef-selected meal and hear the beautiful music of: Ms. Karen Myers Rhodovi, Mr. Paul McIlvaine, and Mr. Tom Hetrick. Seats fill up fast! Make your reservation today – (410) 625-0535 or visit us through Opentable.com.

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Enjoy!

– Lindsey

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