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

Well friends, it is a slower week for obvious reasons. Everyone is preparing to gorge themselves on Thanksgiving. There are plenty of opportunities to support small businesses in Baltimore this Saturday! Check out one of the many markets or pop-ups. Shop local this year! If you are looking for a fun way to kick off the holidays, check out Christmas Village in Baltimore. I went to their preview weekend yesterday and it was super fun. It’s bigger and better than previous years with more shops, a Ferris wheel, and a Merry-go-round. They have plenty of food options so you won’t go home hungry – I recommend the raclette! Christmas Village in Baltimore officially opens on Thanksgiving so go check it out!

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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Fires in the Mirror
November 27 – December 19
Baltimore Center Stage
In the late summer of 1991, long-simmering tensions between Black and Jewish residents of Crown Heights, Brooklyn erupted in a series of violent events. Renowned playwright Anna Deavere Smith interviewed more than 100 people about those tension-filled days, creating a striking tapestry of oral histories examining that flashpoint moment in American history. A single performer brings those stories to electrifying life in Fires in the Mirror.
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Christmas Village in Baltimore
November 25 – December 24 
501 Light St, Baltimore
Christmas Village in Baltimore returns to the Inner Harbor for its 8th season to put you in the mood for the winter holidays! From Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 25) through Christmas Eve (Friday, December 24), visitors and locals alike are invited to enjoy big holiday vibes at the authentic German Christmas market. More than 50 local small businesses, makers, and international vendors with offer unique gifts for your loved ones of all ages. Come down to West Shore Park to join us for Charm City’s beloved holiday tradition with its with twinkling lights and festive Christmas decorations. It just isn’t a proper winter experience without Europe’s favorite seasonal dishes! Enjoy favorites such as Bratwurst, Raclette, and Glühwein in our extended outdoor seating area. There is no admission fee for Christmas Village on weekdays, so the event is FREE of charge for the majority of days it’s open. Also, the outdoor area around the majestic Glühwein Pyramide is always open and free to visit for the public. Admission for the heated festival tent weekends for adults (age 18+): $5

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Candy Lane in Center Plaza
5PM – 9PM W-Sun
November 20 – December 23
120 W Fayette St, Baltimore
Candy Lane is a larger-than-life candy-themed experience with installations, thousands of lights and seasonal entertainment. Guests will be awed by 24-foot-tall ice cream cones and candy forests while strolling the paths of Center Plaza and experiencing Downtown in a sweet, new way.
In its inaugural year, Candy Lane is a larger-than-life candy-themed experience with installations, thousands of lights and seasonal entertainment. Guests will be awed by 24-foot-tall ice cream cones and candy forests while strolling the paths of Center Plaza and experiencing Downtown in a sweet, new way. Selfies and family photos – including furry, four-legged family members – are encouraged.
Wednesdays: Every Wednesday, enjoy beverages provided by Le Monade and sweet and savory bites from rotating food trucks like Flash CrabCake Co. and Deddle’s Mini Donuts. Meet and take photos with Santa in “The Sweetest Igloo” in Candy Lane. Free photos from 5-8pm.
Thursdays: Visit Candy Lane for a “Sweet Sips” Happy Hour from 5-9pm. Downtown Partnership will be selling canned cocktails, beer, and wine along with nonalcoholic beverages. Treats provided by Fun O Kake Food Truck. Closed Thanksgiving and closed to the public for a sweet dance party, Not-So-Silent Night, Thursday, December 16th.
Fridays: Sugar Coated Fridays will feature jams provided by DJ Mister Vershawn, sweet and savory bites provided by rotating local vendors like Boss Burger, Taco Loco and Savory Crepes, and Flash CrabCake Co.
Saturdays: To make your Saturdays extra sweet, stop by Candy Lane from between the hours of 5-9pm and snap extra sweet photos from the gram. Enjoy bites from local vendors Geno’s Sweets, Lattimore’s Funnel Cakes, Boss Burger, and Taco Loco and Savory Crepes.
Sundays: Come camera-ready and take photos with Santa in “The Sweetest Igloo” in Candy Lane. Free photos from 5-8pm. Enjoy special appearances from some sweet characters like Willy Wonka and Princess Lolly and more. Relish at the sweet juggling talents of “Ridiculous Nicholas” on select Sundays. Bites by Lattimore’s Funnel Cakes and Flash CrabCake Co.
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Monday, November 22

Thanksgiving Appetizers & Sides…better than the Turkey?
6PM – 8:30PM
Schola
Prepping for Thanksgiving Appetizers & Sides…sometimes better than the turkey? Join us as we prepare the following: Prosciutto Wrapped Gorgonzola Stuffed Dates, Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk & Moroccan Spiced Almonds, Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad, Roasted Walnuts, Dried Cranberries, Goat Cheese & Apple Cider Vinaigrette, Savory Apple, Smoked Bacon, Celery & Herbed Bread Pudding Stuffing, Creamed Potatoes with Chive Butter, and Handmade Parker House Rolls (pre-risen dough)
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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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Wednesday, November 24

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 25

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 26

Date Night Steak House
5PM – 8PM
Schola
Join us to make some great steakhouse classics with a few updates! We will start with a traditional Caesar Salad with Garlic Croutons, then make Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail with two sauces: Charred Tomato Cocktail Sauce & Remoulade. Next, we’ll pan sear Beef Tenderloin with a Bernaise Sauce over Sauteed Asparagus. To finish, we’ll make a Bananas Foster Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream. $85PP
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Bike Party- Pajama Party!
6:30PM – 12AM
St. Mary’s Park
It’s that time again, to be thankful for bikes, beers, and stretchy comfy clothes while we unwind and ride! It’s a Pajama Party, and we ride to Guilford Hall Brewing in Station North (1611 Guilford Ave). Guilford Hall brews traditional Bavarian style beers, lots of great food options, and a biergarten just waiting for it’s first Bike Party. So pick out your favorite PJs (the warm ones), and get ready to ride!

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 27

Waverly Holiday Pop Up; Small Business Saturday
8AM – 2PM
Baltimore’s 32nd Street Farmers Market
Mark your calendar for our annual Small Business Saturday event in collaboration with the Baltimore’s 32nd Street Farmers Market . Dozens of local artisans, crafters and makers, plus the Farmers Market vendors. Be sure to head over to Greenmount Ave to check out even more local businesses for their sidewalk and holiday sales! Confirmed Vendors: Baltimore Read Aloud, Tortuga Kombucha, Sketchygg, The Boutique Life, B-More Pasta, Charm City Beads, Keppel & Kismet LLC, Juicing with Jazz, Pine, Ursula Populoh, Sarah Magida Designs/ CTKR Design Studio, iLotus Von Creations, Alexander Elements, Bee Natural Jewelry, Sacred Ashes, Cay Ceramics, Urban Reads, Curious Cat Studio, Three Spice, Monteas’s Sweet Tea, Bmore Natural, MG Custom Lighting, Okay Everything, Gogo’s Retread Threads /Gogos, Charm City Threads, and Cigar Box Guitars .

Holiday Bazaar
11AM – 2PM
Belvedere Square
Belvedere Square’s Holiday Market Bazaar on Saturday, November 27th offers a fun-filled afternoon at the Square for the whole family. Presented by University or Maryland Urgent Care, Belvedere Square will be filled with local artists, crafters and makers showcasing their incredible holiday items fit for the perfect gift. Guests can enjoy great food and drinks from the Belvedere Square tenants, and live music from Baltimore School of Music! It’s time to get in the Holiday giving spirit!

Mini Holiday Market at R. House
11AM – 4PM
R. House
Join us at R House on small business Saturday to shop our Mini market! Four small, local, woman owned businesses will be popping up for a limited time. Grab a bite, a drink and come support small business.

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. 

Cross Street Holiday Market
12PM – 5PM
Cross Street Market
Our annual showcase of local makers kicks off on Small Business Saturday! Featuring Unique gifts, featuring local artists and artisans. Plus Live, festive music. A Market-wide holiday menu, and More TBA!

Curated Craft Holiday Market
12PM – 6PM
Monument City Brewing Company
We will be featuring a lineup of Baltimore makers including Paper Pom, Hex Ferments, Heavy Paper Co, Olivia Jasper Jewelry, Shrovoski, Pangea Print, 228 Grant Street Candles, North Star Soaps LLC, & Jinjis Chocolate.

Highlandtown Small Business Saturday
12PM – ?
Highlandtown Main Street
Support small businesses while you shop for the holidays and treat yourself to a day of fun in Highlandtown! Celebrate with shopping at local stores and galleries, lunch at your favorite spots, and more! Stop by the NEW Cherry’s Beauty Supply Store for a FREE Selfie with Santa (12-2pm), FREE tote bag (while supplies last) and Hair Care Sale (12-5pm)at 3907 Eastern Ave. Visit the Art Galleries on the 3500 block of Gough St. and shops on the 300 & 400 blocks of S. Conkling St. Look for pop-ups at participating small businesses! Enjoy lunch or order a meal to go from any Highlandtown restaurant. Click here for details about the event.

Station North Holiday Market featuring Made in Baltimore
1PM – 6PM
The Ynot Lot
Visit the Station North Arts District to get your unique, handmade, artful gifts for loved ones during the holiday season. Saturday November 27th will feature a variety of Made in Baltimore makers who have high-quality, locally fabricated goods with new products made specially for the holidays. Then, two weeks later, on Saturday December 11th, we’ll have another holiday market featuring Station North affiliated artists who will be selling hand-made prints, jewelry, ceramics, home goods, bags, food and more. Musical Guests: Rufus Roundtree, John Tyler, and Ray Winder with guest performances throughout the day!

22nd Annual Oyster Fest
2PM – 6PM
Kooper’s Tavern
Celebrate our 21st Annual Oyster Fest in Historic Fells Point! Oyster Matt will be out front shucking 10 different oysters on the half shell. Kooper’s Crew serving up Crushes & Local Brews ALL DAY!

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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DRAUGHTS & LAUGHS 12
8PM – ?
Checkerspot Brewing Company
Join us for our popular comedy series: DRAUGHTS & LAUGHS 12! Enjoy plenty of laughs and local craft beer on Saturday, November 27th on the 2nd floor of Checkerspot Brewing Company. Show Time is 8 PM. Show seating will begin at 7 PM. If you’d like to come earlier, the brewery opens at noon on Saturdays. Enjoy a variety of local craft beer. We also have food available! Check out our website for a full beer/food menu. Masks are required inside the taproom until seated. Free street parking is available. Tickets are $15 in advance (until 1 PM on day of the show) or can be purchased at the door for $20 if any remain. (Please note that these shows regularly sell out!)
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Sunday, November 28

Ottobar’s Punk Rock Flea Market & Makers Market
10AM – 4PM
Ottobar
Unemployment Insurance + Charm City Flea Circus present a pop-up market at Ottobar to kick off your holiday shopping season! Entry is FREE! Inside: Ottobar Punk Rock Flea Market with killer stuff, hidden gems, cool junk, retro trash and more. Outside: Ottobar Makers Market featuring a curated selection of local artists and crafters! Ottobar requires a mask and proof of vaccination for entry.

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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26th St. Green Holiday Market
12PM – 4PM
200 E 26th St, Baltimore
We are excited to announce the first 26th Street Green Holiday Maker’s Market! Join us on November 28 from 12-4 pm at the 26th Street Green (26th between Calvert and Guilford in Baltimore City). We will have arts & craft vendors, music, face painting, and Charmington’s will be set up with warm drinks and snacks!

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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Please follow me on Instagram to see what I’m eating and doing and visit my Facebook for last minute event additions. Are you as big a fan of wine as I am? Check out Last Bottle Wines! I love ordering wine from them! Have you seen the meal plans I’m eating when I’m not dining out? Try out either for yourself Revive Superfoods for easy to blend smoothies and Marley Spoon for weekly meal boxes.

Enjoy!

– Lindsey

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