Things to do in Baltimore this week 12/5/21

Hi friends. Plenty of good theater options this week. Lots of plays to get you in the holiday spirit. Please have some Baltimore fun for me this weekend as I’m heading out of town for my husband’s graduation. If you are looking for something delicious you MUST check out Foraged at their new home in Station North. I got to see the new space this weekend and its amazing. Their official opening is on Tuesday so grab yourself a reservation!

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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A Christmas Carol
December 3 – December 23
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
The holiday classic with a Baltimore twist is back! After months of waiting, we return at last to live indoor performances, and welcome you back to our Downtown Baltimore theatre with A CHRISTMAS CAROL!
Ebenezer Scrooge lives in Victorian Baltimore in our spirited adaptation of the classic ghost story. A delight for all ages, join us as we celebrate local history and Chesapeake culture while staying true to Charles Dickens’ novella. This streamlined, nimble, and energetic production runs 90 minutes (with no intermission), and our updated COVID-19 protocols* plus completely overhauled HVAC system will ensure a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable visit to our theatre. Tickets start at $45 for adults, and $20 for youth ages 25 and under!
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Civil War Christmas – An American Musical Celebration
December 3 – December 19
Strand Theater Company
It’s 1864, and Washington, D.C. is settling down to the coldest Christmas Eve in years. In the White House, President and Mrs. Lincoln plot their gift-giving. On the banks of the Potomac, a young rebel challenges a Union blacksmith’s mercy. In the alleys downtown, a woman escaping enslavement loses her daughter just before finding freedom. This play with music by Pulitzer Prize–winner Paula Vogel intertwines many lives, showing us that the gladness of one’s heart is the best gift of all. This is an all-ages show and will delight history buffs and holiday lovers alike.
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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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Merry & Bright
4PM – 8PM
December 2 – December 12
Central Plaza
Get into the holiday spirit at Merry & Bright, a new seasonal pop-up experience premiering this December at Harbor Point! Purchase your Christmas tree, do some holiday shopping, sip festive cocktails, and maybe even catch a glimpse of Santa Claus, all under the Harbor Point Central Plaza’s canopy of lights. Best of all, every dollar spent at Merry & Bright will directly benefit local non-profit organizations or support local businesses.

A Christmas Carol – a 1 man show!
December 10 – December 19
Spotlighters Theatre
“Bah! Humbug!” Is there a more famous response to being wished “Merry Christmas!”? Scrooge, Tiny Tim, the trio of Christmas ghosts, and the story of what happens when a bitter old man is given one last chance at redemption, are as well-known as any of Dickens’ characters. They’ve been portrayed in films and on TV around the world and now you can meet them all, live on stage in Spotlighters’ captivating, one-man adaptation. Using only Dickens’ inimitable language, Phil Gallagher’s performance will thrill and chill audiences of all ages. With minimal props and costume, Gallagher portrays all these much-loved characters and breathes new life into a story that is as moving, relevant, and redemptive as it was when first written over 170 years ago.
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The Skin of Our Teeth
December 7 – January 2
Everyman Theatre
This Pulitzer Prize winner combines farce, burlesque, and satire, depicting the Antrobus family of Excelsior, New Jersey who narrowly escape one cataclysmic disaster after another. Whether he’s inventing the alphabet or saving the world from apocalypse, George Antrobus and his formidable family somehow manage to survive, but only by the skin of their teeth!
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Monday, December 6

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, December 7

Barrel Hoop Wreath Making Class
6:30PM – 8PM
Sagamore Spirit
Back by popular demand! Gear up for the holiday season and join us at the Distillery for our Holiday Wreath Making Class. Participants will receive an authentic whiskey barrel hoop, along with artificial greenery and decorations. Feel free to bring additional ornaments or garnishes for your wreath – think burlap, ribbons, lights, word plaques, or stars! This event lasts about one hour and includes a guided whiskey tasting, snacks, and a complimentary cocktail. Additional cocktails will be available for purchase at our bar, Nineteen O’Nine.
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“Nightbird” by R. Eric Thomas – a reading
7PM – ?
Motor House
What goes in the place of a Confederate monument in a black Baltimore neighborhood? Chelle, an artist, has recently purchased her childhood home in Upton; her brother Willard is working on refurbishing it. The place is stunning, honey, but the neighborhood is more weed than flower. The windows let in the sounds of a city street teeming with kids and sirens and the footsteps of white joggers and firecrackers and the chop of the police helicopters. And out of those windows you can see an abandoned lot on one side–an opportunity and an eyesore–and on the other, an empty pedestal that until recently was home to a statue of Robert E. Lee. An eyesore. And an opportunity. Willard is determined to focus on the present, preparing for a Juneteenth festival in the park that used to house the monument, as Chelle starts building a new monument to take the old one’s place. This is a play about liminal spaces, about the in-between, the tenuous, the fragile and the things on the cusp of exploding. Will a reckoning come? And after that, well, what then? Rapid Lemon Productions is delighted to present this script reading, directed by Noah Silas. The reading will be followed by a brief talkback with the playwright and director.
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Wednesday, December 8

Bah, Humbug!: Stories about making mistakes, making amends, and making merry.
7:30PM – 9:30PM
 Stoop Storytelling Series
This year, the Stoop kicks it like Dickens with a holiday show on the set of “A Christmas Carol” at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company in downtown Baltimore. Join us in this theatrical gem for an evening of tales about regret, redemption, and righting the wrongs of the past. Don’t delay — there’s a limited number of tickets for this show!
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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, December 9

Half of This is Planned
8PM – 9PM
The Lou Costello Room
Beth Haydon and Hannah Jeffrey host their show that combines stand up and improv. The whole show is hilarious but only half of it is planned. WITH STAND UP and IMPROV!
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Friday, December 10

UNDER $500
6PM – 10PM
MAP 218 W Saratoga St, Baltimore
Deck the walls by giving the gift of art this holiday season! Maryland Art Place is excited to host our ninth annual UNDER $500 affordable art sale! On Friday, December 10 from 6pm to 10pm (ticketed) and Saturday, December 11, 2021 (last chance) this two-day in-person event will promote the sale of artwork by artists in the Maryland region. Guests can expect to mingle with other artists, collectors, patrons, and general art enthusiasts at the event. Take your purchases home with you the night of the event. Gift wrapping will be available on-site. This year’s theme is tinsel, come in your shiniest attire. We will have a wonderful trimmed tree on display! We will be keeping the atmosphere cheerful with some holly jolly tunes and decorated Xmas trees. Light confections will be served and beer and wine will be available at the open bar.
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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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Interactive Movie Night: DIE HARD!
8PM – ?
Creative Alliance
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, it’s DIE HARD! Shout the lines, play games, imbibe Bruce drink specials, and win stuff! We’re making your favorite Xmas action movie into an interactive movie night. Prizes for the best 80’s/90’s office holiday party attire! A limited number of game packs will be available at the door for $5. Packs include everything you need to play the Die Hard Movie Game… which we made up. Come Early to get your pack, grab a seat, and mingle with your hosts before the show! Interactive Movie Nights are NOT recommended for children. Also, you may get wet.
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Saturday, December 11

Make Your Own Mixers Class with Cane Collective
11AM – 12:30PM
Sagamore Spirit
Saturday Funday – with Baltimore’s own, Cane Collective team! Learn how to use and make hand-crafted drink mixers in this hands-on class at Sagamore Spirit Distillery in partnership with Cane Collective. Join us as we learn about the history and background of fresh mixer ingredients, followed by a demonstration on the tools and processes to make them at home. Guests will enjoy this interactive class followed by a whiskey and mixer tasting. Everyone will take home both their own handcrafted, 375ml mixer bottle, a 375ml bottle of a customer Sagamore Spirit – Cane Collective mixer and a 375ml bottle of Sagamore Spirit Signature Rye Whiskey.
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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. 

Current Space 8th Annual Art Market
12PM – 5PM
Current Space
Join us for our 8th Annual Art Market in support of local artists and friends on Dec 11th! Come buy art directly from the artists, meet the people behind the work, and support them by buying something for yourself or someone special.

Holiday Bizaar!
12PM – 5PM
UNION Craft Brewing
Join us for our Second Annual Holiday Bizaar on Saturday, December 11th! (how bizarre!) This pop-up market will feature some of our favorite Local Artisans!

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!

Station North Holiday Market
1PM – 5PM
The Ynot Lot
Visit the Station North Arts District to get your unique, handmade, artful gifts for loved ones during the holiday season. We’ll feature Station North affiliated artists who will be selling hand-made prints, jewelry, ceramics, home goods, bags, food and more. Each day will have a different musical line up and yummy treats to keep you warm and cozy while you shop!

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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Matt Braunger, Rose Vineshank and Mike Quindlen- Second Saturday S#!T Show!
8PM – ?
Ottobar
The Second Saturday S#!T Show 9th Anniversary celebration (Doors 7PM; Show 8PM) with guest MATT BRAUNGER, ROSE VINESHANK, and MIKE QUINDLEN. Matt Braunger was raised in Portland, Oregon. A headlining comedian since 2007 and an actor since childhood, Matt studied theatre in New York and improvisation in Chicago. Matt’s television credits include recurring roles on ABC’s Agent Carter, NBC’s Up All Night, Netflix’s Disjointed, Starz’ Take My Wife and Amazon’s Upload. Matt was a series regular on Fox’s MADtv, a cast member of the TruTV series How to Be a Grown Up, and has appeared on Carol’s Second Act, Superstore, Fuller House, Man with a Plan, BoJack Horseman, Stan Against Evil, I’m Dying Up Here, Garfunkel and Oates, Maron, HBO’s Family Tree, the Chelsea Lately roundtable, @midnight, The Michael J Fox Show, Happy Endings, CONAN, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Pete Holmes Show, United States of Tara, Pushing Daisies, Carpoolers, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Acceptable TV, and Live At Gotham. In 2009, he was named to Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch, and Comedy Central’s Hot 9 in ’09 list. His debut album Soak Up The Night was released by Comedy Central Records and was an iTunes Top 20 Comedy Album for 2009. In 2010, he recorded his half hour Comedy Central Presents special and in 2012 released his debut hour-long special entitled Shovel Fighter, which was also released as an album. Matt has since released two more specials: Big, Dumb Animal and Finally Live in Portland. He also has a hilarious podcast entitled “This Might Help with Matt Braunger”.
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Sunday, December 12

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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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

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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