​20th Annual Tree Lighting. Join host, Jamie Costello, as THE AVENUE at White Marsh unwraps another holiday season. Live musical performance by King Teddy begins at 6pm followed by Santa's arrival to light the tree at 7pm. Then stick around for visits with Santa, dinner at one of THE AVENUE restaurants…or demonstrate your ice skating skills on the brand new 60’ x 115’ outdoor ice rink. FREE. 6PM-9PM. The Avenue at White Marsh, 8125 Honeygo Blvd., White Marsh. https://www.facebook.com/events/297786494035878/

Flamenco: Edwin Aparicio Dance Company. With polished ferocity, accomplished dancer and choreographer Edwin Aparicio showcases the intensity of flamenco in our intimate theater. Trained in Spain, Aparicio is Maryland's premier flamenco company leader where he dances and choreographs original work. For this event, he brings his stunning musicians and dancers with their dramatic, high-energy percussive dance with staccato hand claps, passionate vocals, and lighting quick guitar, all to the Creative Alliance cozy theater. $25 non-members, $22 members (+$3 at the door). 8PM. Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2017/flamenco-edwin-aparicio-dance-company

Reel to Real Party. ​An evening to celebrate and promote the Maryland Film Industry and honorees Pat Moran and Debbie Dorsey. The party includes food provided by Mother's, cocktails, silent and live auction and live music. $85. 8PM-11PM. The Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Hwy., Baltimore. http://mdfilm.org/home/reel-to-real-party/


Inside Federal Hill House Tour. Do you wonder what is on the other side of the rowhouse doors that line the streets of Federal Hill? Join us for our annual “Inside Federal Hill House Tour” and see for yourself! Stroll through one of Baltimore’s coolest neighborhoods and check out how we live and eat! Take a fascinating look behind the bricks and formstone on this tour which showcases beautiful properties in the charming neighborhood of Federal Hill in South Baltimore. In addition, participants will get to sample food from local eateries at each stop. After the tour, there will be a get-together with beverages & light dessert hosted by Federal Hill Main Street (42 E. Cross Street) for all ticket holders. $25; $20 senior citizens. 12PM-5PM. Federal Hill, 42 E. Cross St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inside-federal-hill-house-tour-tickets-37250433048?aff=es2

Feeding the Homeless-4th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. Last year, record numbers were served - feeding close to 1,000 people in Baltimore! This year promises to be even bigger and better. Come help feed those in need. Donations of food, soft drinks and supplies are needed, along with donations of personal hygiene items, winter clothing, blankets and coats. This is an all ages event. 2PM. 420 Fallsway, Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/1900695033513875/

90s Bar Crawl. ​Remember AIM? Remember the Ninja Turtles? Remember when you were cool, back in the 90s? As if! Here's your chance to redeem yourself and relive the glory days at the 90s Bar Crawl! Lace up your LA Gears, slap on your bracelets and saddle up your Furbies. Let's take on Baltimore, 90s style. Don't miss this opportunity to get jiggy wit it and belt your heart out to every song found on the first ten albums of NOW That's What I Call Music! Ticket includes a bar crawl cup, a welcome beer at registration, drink specials at numerous local bars, 90s music at participating establishments and an amazing crowd of 90s kids celebrating the best of the 90s! Ticket prices go up the longer you wait, so get your tickets now! $25-$40. 2PM-10PM. Registration location TBA. http://90sbarcrawl.com/events/baltimore/

The Great Havre de Grace Oyster Feast. The second annual Oyster Feast community gathering to support local non-profits. Catered by Atlantic Caterers featuring steamed oysters, fried oysters, oysters on the half shell, homemade oyster stew and Maryland Crab Soup, as well as traditional foods on the pit, beer, wine and soda. Tickets proceeds benefit local non-profits.  For more information and to purchase tickets, please call 410-939-2100. $55. 4PM-9PM. Havre de Grace Community Center​, 100 Lagaret Ln., Havre de Grace. http://www.explorehavredegrace.com/event/the-great-havre-de-grace-oyster-feast-2/

A Trip to the New Moon: AVAM's Celestial Gala. ​​You're invited to a cosmic celebration of 22 years of continual operation as Baltimore's beloved national museum! Enjoy a private tour of AVAM's newest exhibition, The Great Mystery Show, followed by cocktail hour, tribute Gala dinner honoring author, poet and naturalist, Diane Ackerman whose highly-acclaimed works include New York Times bestsellers The Zookeeper's Wife, A Natural History of the Senses, and Pulitzer Prize Finalist, One Hundred Names for Love; and Richard Garriott—the first person to organize an art exhibition in space, astronaut, and famed game designer. After dinner, enjoy Alloy's Orchestra live accompaniment to silent film shorts using an outrageous assemblage of peculiar objects, ranging from found percussion to state-of-the-art electronics, allowing them to create any sound imaginable. $300, $250 museum members. 5PM-11PM. American Visionary Arts Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore. http://www.avam.org/news-and-events/events/Gala-2017.shtml

Crush 2017. Come enjoy wines from the United States that are rated 90 points or better, with a menu created especially by Chef Koven Bryant. Don't miss out on the education session "Taste Like the Experts" presented by Certified Sommeilier Tom O'Hare. Space is limited for the education session; register when ordering your tickets. Ticket price includes wine tastings from U.S. rated 90 points or higher, gourmet food, live music, wine education session, valet parking, and tax & gratuity on food & beverage. $95. 7:30PM-10:30PM. Garrett-Jacobs Mansion, Home of The Engineers Club, 11 West Mount Vernon Pl., Baltimore. http://www.localwineevents.com/events/detail/693967

Janet Jackson State of the World Tour. ​Janet Jackson is back on tour for her 2017 State of the World Tour. Ticket prices vary. 8PM. Royal Farms Arena, 201 W Baltimore St., Baltimore. https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/15004EE9ABD65590

The Quebe Sisters. ​The Quebe Sisters have become one of the most requested acts to return to the Creative Alliance. When the Quebe (rhymes with “maybe”) Sisters from Texas take a stage, and the triple-threat fiddle champions start playing and singing in multi-part close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed, then blown away. Not surprisingly, the Quebe Sisters win standing ovations at just about every show. The Quebes’ evolution from the whiz-kid Western swing fiddlers they were back then to the smokin’-hot young adult Americana band they are today is a remarkable story, by any measure. Along with headlining their own shows to ever-growing audiences, they’ve shared stages with American music legends like Willie Nelson, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Ray Price, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, Riders in the Sky, and many others. $23 non-members, $20 members (+ $3 at the door). 8PM. Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2017/quebe-sisters

Sounds of Silents: A Night of Music and Silent Shorts with Alloy Orchestra. Enjoy Alloy's Orchestra live accompaniment to silent film shorts using an outrageous assemblage of peculiar objects, ranging from found percussion to state-of-the-art electronics. Their famous "rack of junk" allows them to create any sound imaginable as you view silent shorts from 1906–1927. Sounds of Silents is a post-gala event benefiting AVAM's exhibitions and educational programs. AVAM's first floor of the Jim Rouse Visionary Center will be transformed into a special theater where Sounds of Silents ticket holders and AVAM's gala attendees will gather for a unique experience as the world-famous Alloy Orchestra performs live music to 10 short films from its "Wild & Weird" collection. Come early to enjoy music from Collective DJs, and snacks, beer, and wine in AVAM's Sculpture Barn. $40, $30 museum members. 8:30PM-11:30PM. American Visionary Arts Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore. http://www.avam.org/news-and-events/events/Sounds-Of-Silents.shtml

IMPACT's 4th Annual Generosity Gala. Join us for a celebration of doing good, fundraising, dancing and live entertainment from improv comedy group, North Coast. Together, we can make an incredible IMPACT. Cocktail attire. Open bar & heavy hors d'oeuvres. Dietary laws observed. $75 for anyone who makes a gift of $25 or more to The Associated’s 2018 Annual Campaign; $100 for new donors or anyone whose gift to the 2018 Annual Campaign is $25 or less. 8:30PM. Columbus Center, 701 East Pratt St., Baltimore. https://www.associated.org/generositygala


Ravens vs. Packers (away). The Ravens are coming off a bye week and heading to Green Bay for this week's matchup. Game time 1PM on CBS. If you are looking for somewhere to take in the game with other fans, check out this list of local hangouts that feature specials on Game Day.


Home for the Holidays/Planes, Trains and Automobiles. ​It's a pre-Thanksgiving double feature at the Parkway with two of the most beloved turkey-day titles--kicked off by Jodie Foster's shot-in-Bmore Home For the Holidays! Individual tickets will be available, or at a discounted rate as a double feature. Ticket prices vary. 7:15PM. The Parkway, 5 W. North Ave., Baltimore.  https://mdfilmfest.com/film/pre-thanksgiving-double-feature-home-holidays-planes-trains-automobiles/


​Bazaart Holiday Art Market. American Visionary Art Museum's annual holiday art market returns! Hundreds of original creations by over 40 regional artists and craftspeople, including paintings, sculpture, paper crafts, metalwork, jewelry, textiles, mixed media, apparel, and other work that simply defies categorization. Shop local on #SmallBusinessSaturday and support these original makers. FREE ENTRY to the market. The rest of the museum, our Sideshow gift shop, and the 3rd floor restaurant at AVAM, Encantada will be open 10am-6pm and regular admission applies. Friday 12PM-6PM, Saturday 10AM-6PM. American Visionary Art Museum, Jim Rouse Visionary Center 3rd Floor, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore. http://www.avam.org/news-and-events/events/bazaart-2017.shtml


28th Annual Festival of Trees. Even with all those elves, Santa himself couldn’t have designed a better fantasy world than Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival of Trees. It’s a three-day extravaganza of fairyland forests, gingerbread towns and toy train gardens, complemented by over 100 craft boutiques, holiday goodies and activities for kids of all ages. Featuring more than 700 uniquely decorated holiday trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses! You can also enjoy a special line-up of nightly entertainment for everyone! $15 adults, $10 seniors, $7 children. Friday & Saturday 10AM-9PM, Sunday 10AM-6PM. Maryland State Fairgrounds, The Cow Palace, 2200 York Rd., Timonium. https://festivaloftrees.kennedykrieger.org/


Black Friday Block Party. Cheers to sweet sales and less stress! Join Harbor East for a sophisticated and civilized alternative to mall mayhem at the Black Friday Block Party. Skip the holiday stress and enjoy leisurely shopping events, mimosas and bloody marys from Loch Bar, wine from BIN 604, live music, a complimentary DIY hot chocolate bar and family-friendly activities for the little ones (including face painting, cookie decorating, a balloon artist and an appearance by Olaf!). RSVP for Free Parking and giveaways. The first 100 RSVP guests to check in will receive a complimentary cocktail! FREE, additional charge for face painting. 11AM-3PM. Harbor East, Baltimore. http://www.harboreast.com/event/black-friday-block-party/


Middle River Lighted Boat Parade. Now the Largest Lighted Boat Parade in the Mid Atlantic and possibly the Country, we expect to see up to 120 Lighted Boats parade around Middle River. Each boat will be passing all four Waterfront Restaurants including the Riverwatch, Carsons, Sunset Cove and Crazy Tuna. Make your reservations now to get front row seats for the parade! FREE. 5PM-8PM. Baltimore Boating Center, Sue Creek, 2015 Turkey Point Rd., Essex. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/middle-river-lighted-boat-parade-tickets-38670296899


Pet Photos with Santa. Harbor East hosts the 5th Annual Pet Photos with Santa, benefitting the Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS). Bring your furry friends to celebrate the holidays with complimentary pet photos (humans are welcomed, too!). Harbor East will provide an on-site print out of your photo as well as a digital file. Get into the spirit of giving by making a donation of pet food and/or toys to BARCS; volunteers will be on hand to collect your charitable donations for animals in need of a little extra love this holiday season. FREE. 12PM-4PM. On the circle at President Street, Harbor East, Baltimore. http://www.harboreast.com/event/pet-photos-santa/

John Lamkin Sacred Jazz Sextet, feat. Eartha S Lamkin & Lamkin Voices. John R. Lamkin, II, Ph.D., served as Director of Bands and Coordinator of Music and Music Education at University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He was instrumental in attracting several jazz icons to work and perform with his students. Dr. Lamkin has performed with the Manhattans, the Dells, Stephanie Mills, Maurice Hines, Sonny Stitt, Charlie Earland, Frank Foster, Harvey Mason, Cyrus Chestnut, The Washington Jazz Battalion, The Baltimore City Big Band, the Lynn Gray Orchestra, and the Hank Levy Legacy Big Band. Dr. Lamkin has also performed with his professional jazz groups “The John Lamkin ‘Favorites’ Jazz Quintet” and “The John Lamkin ‘Sacred’ Jazz Quintet.” Don't miss this special performance with the Lamkin family. $20 advance, $23 door, $10 students. 5PM. An die Musik Live! 409 N. Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.event&eventID=139CAAD1-A83F-6402-6929A7543E043FB4


Ravens vs. Texans (home). After two away games and a bye, the Ravens are back in town for Monday Night Football, as they tackle the Texans! M&T Bank Stadium. Game time 8:30PM. If you are not headed to the stadium and want to watch the game with other members of the flock, check out this list of local hangouts with game day specials. 


Mozart's Requiem. The power and mystery of Mozart’s final masterpiece has inspired audiences for centuries. Experience the Requiem and the World Premiere of Christopher Rouse’s Berceuse Infinie. Maestra Marin Alsop has praised Rouse's work as "relevant, visceral, moving and thrilling — music that can change people, music that makes time stop.” Ticket prices vary. 8PM. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. http://www.bsomusic.org/calendar/events/2017-2018-events/mozarts-requiem/


Clock Room Tours. Every Saturday at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower. Visit the tower and take a tour of our clock room! $5. Tours start at 11:30AM, 12:30PM, 1:30PM, and 2:30PM. http://www.bromoseltzertower.com/events

Baltimore Farmer's Market. April 23-December 17. While strolling through Maryland's largest producers-only market (producers-only meaning all vendors make what they sell), shoppers can revel at the sight of a vast quantity of foods, including crisp seasonal fruits and vegetables, poultry, seafood, beef, pork, lamb, rabbit, fresh baked goods, flavorful herbs and organically raised and produced milk, yogurt, butter, eggs and cheese products. Additionally, dozens of food vendors add spice to the market with multicultural cuisine such as popular pit beef sandwiches, omelets and breakfast burritos, crepes, wood fired pizzas, pies and quiches, soups, noodles and dumplings. Vegan items are sold as well. The bazaar offers shoppers a variety of unique crafts and collectibles including jewelry, handbags, hair accessories, clothing, rugs, pottery and wooden items, stained glass and photographs. Many Sundays also feature live music performances and cooking demonstrations. Sundays, 7AM-12PM. The market is located below the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday & Saratoga streets.​​

The Original Fells Point Haunted PubWalk. July 1-November 24. Step through the doors of some of Fell’s Point’s most haunted pubs for a fascinating haunted pub crawl tour of this historic maritime neighborhood. Taverns in Fells Point have always been the rowdy stomping grounds of locals and visitors alike looking for a good time and a drink, and today it’s no different. Join the crowd and belly up to the bar like times past. If your arms break out into goosebumps, and the hair on your neck stands up, it may be because ghost sightings have happened all around you. The Fells Point Haunted Pub Tour is for 21 and older only. $20. Saturdays and Sundays, 7PM-9PM. Meet outside Max's Taphouse, 731 S Broadway, Baltimore. https://baltimoreghosttours.com/

Walk-In Tours at the Walters. September 2-December 31. Meet in the Centre Street inner lobby. Each week there is a different topic covered. Check out the link for the tour schedule and topic. Tour schedules and topics are subject to change. Registration is not required. FREE. Saturdays & Sundays, 1PM-2PM. The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore. https://thewalters.org/events/event.aspx?e=4923

Sweat in the Streets. September 6-November 15. The Under Armour Performance Center’s certified personal trainers will deliver a fun, functional, and dynamic workout every Wednesday. All you have to do is get in your workout gear and grab a friend to tag along. The workout will consist of interval training and will be sure to get your heart rate up. Bring a water bottle. FREE. Wednesdays, 12:15PM. Pratt & Light Plaza is located at the corner of Pratt & Light Streets, just outside the Transamerica Building. https://www.godowntownbaltimore.com/events/default.aspx?eid=F7E2D5F3-8886-E711-AB14-000C29C83DF1​​

Shakespeare in Love. October 19-November 26. “Shall I compare thee to a something something… mummers play?” And so begins one of Shakespeare’s most famous sonnets, and this charming story of love, inspiration, muses, and art, based on the Oscar-winning film. This smart and poignant tale offers a smattering of allusions that will delight anyone familiar with the Bard, or simply the English language. This story is as crowd-pleasing as mistaken identities, a shipwreck, and love triumphant, and is set in a time when a Londoner could still utter the words: “Shakespeare? Never heard of him.” This one is for everyone! Ticket prices and show times vary. https://www.centerstage.org/plays-and-events/mainstage/shakespeare-in-love

The Lion King. November 16-December 10. Experience the phenomenon. The most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you’ve ever heard. Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap. The entire savannah comes to life and as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by a cast of more than 40 actors. Wonder at the inspiration of award-winning director Julie Taymor, who created visual images for this show that you’ll remember forever. Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score. Ticket prices and show times vary. The Hippodrome Theatre, 12 North Eutaw St., Baltimore. https://baltimore.broadway.com/shows/lion-king-baa/

Polar Express. November 17-November 19, November 24-November 26. All aboard for THE POLAR EXPRESS™! Create a Christmas memory that you and your family will treasure forever – a journey to the North Pole via THE POLAR EXPRESS™. Immerse yourself in the classic children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. In this beloved story, a young boy takes a magical Christmas Eve train ride to the North Pole and receives a special gift from Santa.
Characters from this award-winning book come to life through this magical holiday journey. The conductor punches your golden ticket as you board, chefs serve you hot chocolate and cookies on board the train, and during the train ride you listen to THE POLAR EXPRESS™ story. Santa’s helpers provide holiday cheer and every child personally receives from Santa, the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. Children of all ages will BELIEVE! Advance purchase required; museum closed to the public for this event. MANY DATES ALREADY SOLD OUT - act fast to get your tickets. Ticket prices and event times vary. http://www.borail.org/Polar-Express.aspx

Miracle on 34th Street. November 25-December 31. The holidays officially arrive in Baltimore when the 34th Street stretch of Hampden transforms into its annual winter wonderland. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and partake in this kitschy tradition. See the neighborhood houses decked in thousands of twinkling lights, including illuminated Natty Bohs and Maryland crabs and, of course, the iconic Christmas tree made entirely out of hubcaps. Times vary. FREE. 720 West 34th Street, Baltimore. https://www.christmasstreet.com/