Customer Appreciation. Bin 604 wants to show their customers how much they are appreciated by showering you with wine! Let's celebrate! FREE, but please register. 5PM-7PM. Bin 604, 604 Exeter St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/customer-appreciation-tasting-tickets-41529988313

​Baltimore and her Sisters: Row House Cities of the World. The row house cities of the world form a great family of cities on both sides of the Atlantic. Baltimore is part of this family, along with Amsterdam, London, Dublin, Boston, and New York. Learn how this kind of city arose, and experience some of the wonderful places that the builders of row house cities—including Baltimore—have created. 2018 Baltimore History Evenings presented by the Baltimore City Historical Society and the Village Learning Center. 7PM-9PM. Village Learning Place, 2521 Saint Paul St., Baltimore. http://www.villagelearningplace.org/events/baltimore-history-evenings-baltimore-and-her-sisters-row-houses-of-the-world/

Tinsley Ellis. Southern blues-rocker Tinsley Ellis may speak no evil, but he sings and plays with the conviction of, as Billboard wrote, “...a man possessed.” Over the course of a dozen albums and literally thousands of live performances, Ellis easily ranks as one of today’s most electrifying blues-rock guitarists and vocalists. He attacks his music with rock power and blues feeling, in the same tradition as his Deep South musical heroes Duane Allman and Freddie King and his old friends Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes. Although he jokes that he’s “the best guitarist you may never have heard of,” hordes of fans worldwide know Tinsley, who is revered among the blues world’s most respected well-traveled statesmen. Welcome Ellis, and his trio, back to Baltimore for the first time in FAR too long. $23, $20 members (+$3 at the door). 8PM. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2017/tinsley-ellis


Marc Avon Evans. Baltimore native Marc Avon Evans possesses one of the most soulful baritones you will ever hear. Blues & Soul Magazine has compared Evans velvety voice to the R&B legend Donny Hathaway, for both its power and subtlety. The versatility and depth of Evan’s songwriting craft make him stand out even further with beloved releases in neo-soul, house, acoustic hip-hop folk, and spoken word realms. Come out and groove with Marc. $18, $15 members (+ $3 at the door). 8PM. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2017/marc-avon-evans


Free Yoga. Come experience the Conservancy's sponsored free Yoga – in the Ballroom at the Belvedere. Bring your own mat and water bottle. Appropriate for all levels. Thanks to instructor Jude Asher for leading this group! FREE. 8:15AM-9:30AM. Belvedere & Co., 1 E Chase St., Baltimore. http://mvpconservancy.org/event/free-yoga-84/ 

Mosaics with Rick Shelley. A One-Day Mosaic workshop with Rick Shelley. Come and learn the ancient art of mosaic. You will get a chance to learn about a variety of techniques and walk away with your own finished piece of art. Supplies will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring some of their own (shells, buttons, glass, beads, pebbles, etc. are welcome), but please be sure to pack a lunch. Registration required. $110, $85 members. 10AM-4PM. American Visionary Arts Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore. http://www.avam.org/news-and-events/events/mosaics.shtml

Engineering Industry: Future City Career Fair. Meet urban planners, builders, architects, and preservationists during the Maryland Engineering Challenge “Future City” competition for middle school students. FREE. 11AM-12:30PM. Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore. http://www.thebmi.org/programs-events/

Reading Tails. Come read to a dog from Pets on Wheels. Choose any book, and make a new furry friend. Registration is suggested, but drop-ins are welcome. Book featured: How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills. FREE. 1PM-2PM. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Southwest Anchor Library branch, 3601 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. http://calendar.prattlibrary.org/event/reading_tails_4327#.WjvO8FQ-e9Y

Everyman Theatre Annual Gala. Celebrate and support Everyman Education programs at the Lord Baltimore Hotel and enjoy a festive evening of dinner, dancing and celebration, and a live auction. Creative Black Tie - Masks encouraged. $325. 6PM-12AM. Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20 W Baltimore St., Baltimore. http://everymantheatre.org/annual-gala

A Night of Entertainment featuring The Passing Zone. Jon Wee and Owen Morse make up the comedic duo of the Passing Zone. You may recognize them from their appearance on America’s Got Talent, where they finished in the top 10. Their breathtaking death-defying stunts will leave you on the edge of your seat. It is unlike any show out there…one that truly needs to be seen to be believed. Great fun for everyone. Ticket prices vary. 9:45PM. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. https://www.bsomusic.org/calendar/events/2017-2018-events/a-night-of-entertainment-featuring-the-passing-zone/


Stargazing with Baltimore #popscope. A fun night of stargazing at celestial objects with #popscope. These events are free and open to the public, and will take place on the front plaza. FREE. 6:30PM-7:30PM. Waldorf School of Baltimore, 4801 Tamarind Rd., Baltimore https://www.facebook.com/events/150380222254661/


Butchering and Cleaning Fish. As we all try to eat lighter meals on occasion, fish has become an integral component of these types of dinners. In class, educators will demonstrate how to butcher a few large fish, cutting them into fillets, removing the skin and portioning. Then the class will be put to work, butchering their own whole fish and portioning tuna and salmon. You’ll also learn how to cure a side of salmon, marinate tuna steaks and some other cooking techniques while the whole fish they butchered is roasting in the oven for dinner! $69.99. 6PM-9PM. Schola, 1005 N Charles St., Baltimore. http://www.scholacooks.com/calendar


Kitchen Table Series: Heritage Pork. ​Wit & Wisdom is excited to announce the return of the Kitchen Table Series! Join in at their intimate counter-style table for a 4-course interactive experience that brings guests up close and personal to their talented culinary team. This week: Hail to the pig! A dinner prepared by Executive Chef Zachary Mills featuring heritage pork. Optional wine pairings are available for purchase. $69 (addl $45 for wine pairings; tickets include tax and gratuity). 6:30PM-9PM. Wit & Wisdom, 200 International Dr., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kitchen-table-series-heritage-pork-tickets-39348357998

U.S. Naval Academy Band Brass Ensemble. The United States Naval Academy Band's Brass Ensemble returns to the Gordon Center for an evening of music for brass and percussion. Lieutenant Commander Diane E. Nichols will lead the ensemble in a program of patriotic, traditional, and classical favorites that will include works by Percy Grainger, Henry Filmore, George Gershwin, John Williams, John Philip Sousa, and Anthony DiLorenzo. FREE, ticket reservations required. 7:30PM. Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills. http://www.jcc.org/gordon-center/event/us-naval-academy-band-brass-quintet-0


Under the Tuscan Sun. Ahhhh, Tuscany. Rollings Hills, a Renaissance sun, Chianti and Montalcino. Join Bin 604 and take a tour through the regional wines of Italy's most picturesque landscape. $15 with a $5 credit toward featured wines. 6PM-8PM. Bin 604, 604 South Exeter St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/under-the-tuscan-sun-tickets-41530012385


Shen Yun. Take an enlightening journey through 5,000 years! Shen Yun's unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures- the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture. This epic production immerses you in stories reaching back to the most distant past. You’ll explore realms even beyond our visible world. Featuring classical Chinese dance, one of the world’s oldest art forms, along with patented scenographic effects and all-original orchestral works, Shen Yun opens a portal to a civilization of enchanting beauty and enlightening wisdom. It’s an experience that will take your breath away. Ticket prices vary. Friday 7:30PM, Saturday 2PM & 7:30PM, Sunday 1PM. Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore. https://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/172363/1354996

Diva to Diva: From Ella to Adele. Multi-Platinum selling Broadway star Ann Hampton Callaway fuses a unique blend of jazz and pop that keeps her in demand around the world. From Carly Simon to Carole King, Etta James to Ella Fitzgerald, join Ann and the BSO for a night to remember. Ticket prices vary. Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8PM. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. https://www.bsomusic.org/calendar/events/2017-2018-events/diva-to-diva-from-ella-to-adele/


Winter Wine. Join the Maryland Wineries Association for an upscale evening at the B&O Railroad Museum showcasing Maryland’s finest wines of 2017. At this try-&-buy event you can experience the best wine that Maryland has to offer, as noted by critical acclaim and by the evening’s guest curators, in an exclusive and unique setting. Throughout the evening, attendees will engage with winemakers and owners, enjoy delicious stationary hors d’oeuvres, and tap their feet to light jazz music. This is your opportunity to experience wines that are leading the charge in the ever-developing Maryland wine industry. $70 Sparkling Wine Pre-Reception + Roundhouse Tasting; $55 Roundhouse Tasting. 6PM-7PM (Pre-Reception), 7PM-9:30PM (Roundhouse Tasting). B&O Railroad Museum, 901 West Pratt St., Baltimore. https://marylandwine.com/event/winter-wine/

Mwenso & The Shakes. Mwenso & The Shakes are an irrepressible musical force, part Sun Ra, James Brown, Kid Creole, Fats Wallers, and something alien altogether. Led by Sierra Leone born, London-raised, and New York-based front man and ring leader, Michael Mwenso, Mwenso & The Shakes take a past meets future meets distant future approach to jazz. Not to be missed! $18, $15 members (+$3 at the door). 8PM. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2017/michael-mwenso-shakes-0


Free Yoga. Come experience the Conservancy's sponsored free Yoga – in the Ballroom at the Belvedere. Bring your own mat and water bottle. Appropriate for all levels. Thanks to instructor Jude Asher for leading this group! FREE. 8:15AM-9:30AM. Belvedere & Co., 1 E Chase St., Baltimore. http://mvpconservancy.org/event/free-yoga-85/

Orioles FanFest. Summer in Birdland begins with Orioles FanFest! Join O's fans at the Baltimore Convention Center for a day-long baseball celebration with player appearances, Kids' Press Conferences, Q&A sessions, games, autographs, one-of-a-kind memorabilia, and more. $12 adults, $6 children 14 & under and seniors 60 & over. Doors open at 10 AM for season plan members and 11 AM for non-season plan members. Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt St., Baltimore. https://www.mlb.com/orioles/fans/fanfest

Naturalist's Choice - Oh! Possum. Come meet Percy the resident Opossum! You're sure to go away with an appreciation of the only native North American marsupial! You'll also make a Opossum craft that you can take home to remind you of your time spent with Percy. FREE, no registration required. 1PM-2PM. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Rd., Cockeysville. https://www.facebook.com/events/1566096480145939/

Luther Re-Lives. They called him “The Velvet Voice,” the late R&B legend Luther Vandross captivated a generation. Now, you’ll be transported on a romantic journey through Vandross’ iconic catalog. The Re-Lives, featuring William "Smooth" Wardlaw, Lurenda Featherstone, and Rodney Kelly, plus Colage by Dalin, pay tribute to the original with love, respect, and faithful accuracy. This is a must see performance for any Vandross fan. $55. 6PM (doors at 5PM). Baltimore Center Stage, 700 North Calvert St., Baltimore. https://www.centerstage.org/plays-and-events/off-center/luther-relives

Moroccan Cuisine. Moroccan cuisine is an amalgam of Mediterranean, Arabic, Andalusian and Berber influences imposed on a country rich in tradition and culture. Participants will start with the traditional 'salads' placed out by the host to start an evening. While enjoying them you'll craft two starters - Rghaif, a folded flat bread stuffed with caramelized onion and raisins and Briouats, spinach rolls with Caper Sauce. You'll then make two tagines - Chicken with Preserved Lemon, Green Olives & Thyme and a tagine of Sweet Potato, Shallots, Carrots and Prunes. No Moroccan meal would be complete without couscous. You'll make the traditional steamed version in a Couscousiér along with Braised Beef and Apricots. And for dessert, Beghrir, almond pancakes with honey & jam. $69.99. 6:30PM-9:30PM. Schola, 1005 N Charles St., Baltimore. http://www.scholacooks.com/calendar​

Winter Night Hike & Campfire. Take a short guided hike through the winter woods and then sip hot chocolate by the campfire. Gaze at the stars with the provided telescope, if the sky is clear. $3 per person or $10/family; advance registration required. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum
300 Oella Ave., Catonsville. https://www.facebook.com/events/125445411467619/

Raul Midon. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón has earned renown as one of music’s most distinctive and searching guitarists. Now residing in Maryland, The New Mexico native, blind since birth, has released nine albums since 1999. His signature silky tenor voice and percussive guitar style have earned him a reputation as a virtuoso. $25, $22 members (+$3 at the door). 8PM. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2017/raul-mid%C3%B3n


Intro to Machine Sewing. Join quilting instructor Mary Wahl for a beginners’ workshop on using sewing machines. Sewing machines provided; bring your own fabric to make a tote bag. Space is limited. Ages 12+. Advanced registration required. $45 non-members, $35 members. 11AM-3:30PM (with a 30 minute lunch break). Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore. https://48278.blackbaudhosting.com/48278/Intro-to-Machine-Sewing

Opera Night. Cozy up on a brisk winter night and join us for an evening of tantalizing 5 course Sotto Sopra cuisine. 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. $58 (excludes beverages & gratuity). 6PM-9PM. Sotto Sopra Restaurant, 405 North Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.sottosoprainc.com/new-events/januaryoperanight

Dancing with the Stars Live. Back on tour across America this winter - Dancing with the Stars: Live! – Light Up the Night. Fans of the show have the opportunity to see the best ballroom dancers in the business perform live in their hometowns. This all-new production showcases ballroom and contemporary dances from ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, including sizzling group numbers, steamy duets and over the top original pieces. Ticket prices vary. 8PM. The Lyric, 140 W. Mt Royal Ave., Baltimore. https://modell-lyric.com/event/dancing-with-the-stars-live-3/


Kitchen Table Series: Blind Wine Tasting. Wit & Wisdom is excited to announce the return of the Kitchen Table Series, an interactive experience at their intimate counter-style table that brings guests up close and personal to their talented culinary team. During this week's event lead Sommelier Dawn Trabing will show guests how to improve their palate and wine vocabulary as well as sharpening their tasting skills all through a blind tasting. $35 (tickets include tax and gratuity). Wit & Wisdom, 200 International Dr., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kitchen-table-series-blind-wine-tasting-how-good-are-you-tickets-39348259704​



Fire & Wine: Volcanic Wine Tasting. One of nature’s most terrifying and volatile terrains also helps create some of the most distinct wines in the world with the tell-tale taste of volcanic soil. While many of the volcanoes in question have long been dormant, there are a few that still have semi-regular lava flow which continues to develop and change the landscape and terroir. $10 with a $5 credit toward featured wines. 6PM-8PM. Bin 604, 604 Exeter St., Baltimore. https://bin604.com/event/fire-wine-volcanic-wines/

The Man. ​Narrative film screening: an African-American senator (played by James Earl Jones) becomes the desginated survivor of an accident that kills the President of the United States. Now the first black President, he attempts to end bigotry. $10, $7 members (+$3 At the door). 7:30PM. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2017/man


Interactive Movie Night: Groundhog Day. It's Groundhog Day on Groundhog Day! Shout the lines! Win stuff! Dress like a groundhog! Toss back Punxsutawney cocktails! The Creative Alliance is bringing you your fav Bill Murray movie on the day it honors and turning it into an interactive movie night. A limited number of game packs will be available at the door for $5. Packs include everything you need to play the Groundhog Day Game, which they made up. $12, $9 members (+$3 at door). 7PM mingle, 8PM film. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2017/interactive-movie-night-groundhog-day


Bob Marley's Birthday Soul Shakedown Dance Party. Annual dance party celebrating Bob! This year, the beloved, powerful ladies of Strykers’ Posse headline a night of Bob Marley tunes in honor of his words, music, and spirit. Click the link for more info about the performers. $18, $15 members (+$3 at the door). 8PM. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2017/bob-marley%E2%80%99s-birthday-soul-shakedown-dance-party-w-strykers%E2%80%99-posse-and-jahiti


Songster Series: Abby Becker. The Songster Series is designed to reveal the hidden influences that have impacted celebrated regional musicians. This series gets to the heart of who these musicians are, their musical influences, and how their sound evolved. These intimate, salon style performances take place in the Creative Alliance’s Marquee Lounge. This edition features Baltimore singer/songwriter, poet, guitarist and violinist Abby Becker. Abby’s music projects have ranged from Americana to Cinematic Chamber Music to Experimental Rock. She credits all her musical adventures to a diverse and unique musical childhood, one informed by the square dances and Old-Time Music of her native West Virginia, her father’s professional experience with both Debussy and Chicago Blues, and especially her parents embrace of their Jewish heritage by performing Klezmer Music. Grab a drink in the Marquee Lounge and join host Brooks Long for a fascinating conversation with Abby Becker. FREE. 7PM. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2017/songster-series-abby-becker


Fusion: The Art of Blended Wines. Sometimes the sum of two things can be greater than its parts. This tasting is dedicated to wines blended of multiple grape varietals through which each component adds another layer of depth and character to the finished project. Expect an accompanying soundtrack highlighting music of fused styles and influences creating sometimes new and revolutionary results. $10 with a $5 credit toward featured wines. 6PM-8PM. Bin 604, 604 Exeter St., Baltimore. https://bin604.com/event/fusion-the-art-of-blended-wines/

Zydeco Dance Party: C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band . ​Creative Alliance opens the dance floor wide for the legendary C.J. Chenier. Come to dance! C.J. Chenier is “the true royal successor” of his pioneering father, the King of Zydeco, Clifton Chenier. Like his father Clifton before him, C.J. Chenier embraces the zydeco imperative to laissez les bon temps rouler: “Our main goal,” he declares, “is happy feet and happy faces.” A driving, accordion-led music with signature frottoir (rubboard) percussion, zydeco is an energetic and highly danceable music that emerged from southwest Louisiana after the Second World War. Clifton Chenier was a leader among the French-speaking black musicians who created modern zydeco by mixing older Cajun and French Creole dance music (“la la”) with blues, R&B, and rock and roll. Seats are limited. $23, $20 members (+$3 at the door). 8PM. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2017/zydeco-dance-party-cj-chenier-and-red-hot-louisiana-band


Jazz: Melissa Aldana. One of the most compelling and prodigious tenor saxophonists of her time, National Public Radio calls Melissa Aldana “a bold new talent.”  As a child in Chile, Aldana studied with her renowned saxophonist father Marcos Aldana. She has apprenticed with greats, such as Greg Osby and George Coleman and is the recipient of multiple musical competitions and awards. $20, $17 members (+$3 at the door). 8PM. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. Baltimore. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2017/jazz-melissa-aldana


Carnival of the Animals. ​Join BSO musicians for an animal-themed program featuring visuals by MICA students. Enjoy the beauty of The Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto and experience Carnival of the Animals like never before with hip-hop narration by Baltimore’s own Wordsmith. Ticket prices vary. 11AM. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. https://www.bsomusic.org/calendar/events/2017-2018-events/carnival-of-the-animals/

Family Luncheon: Carnival of the Animals. Join the BSO after the concert for a buffet lunch in the Park Avenue Lounge. Every child in attendance will receive a gift and there will be a surprise guest. $11 children, $18 adults. 12PM. Joseph Meyehoff Symphony Hall, Park Avenue Lounge, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. https://www.bsomusic.org/calendar/events/2017-2018-events/family-luncheon-carnival-of-the-animals/


It's a Match: Wine + Chocolate. A match made in heaven! Come to the Bin for a Valentines event, pairing sweets with the love of our lives... wine! $30. 5PM-7PM. Bin 604, 604 Exeter St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/its-a-match-wine-chocolate-tickets-41889065322


Pints and Poses. Pints and Poses is back at the brewery! Come on down to Peabody Heights Brewery for a FREE yoga class. Strike a pose in this free class benefitting a new charity, donate if you can, and kick back with a beer afterwards to really get those endorphins flowing. 10% of beer sales will go towards the charity as well. Space is limited, RSVP requested. FREE. 6:30PM-9PM. Peabody Heights Brewery, 401 E. 30th St., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/163125180979899/


Wine Tasting: Fortified Wines. For a taste of something sweet, sip on a glass of fortified wine after dinner. Try Bin 604's current favorites. They will showcase Port and Sherry alongside some other regional specialities like Marsala, Muscat de Beaume de Venise, Banyuls and more. $10 with a $5 credit toward featured wines. 6PM-8PM. Bin 604, 604 Exeter St., Baltimore. https://bin604.com/event/fortified-wines/


Mac & Cheese Cook-Off 2018. Team Fierce Chicks Rock presents the 5th Annual Mac & Cheese Cook-Off to benefit Moveable Feast! This event is a recipe for success, food + love! If you think your dish can compete, enter and see if you can beat the competition. Mac & Cheese isn't your specialty but you love to eat it? Buy a ticket and meet the Mac & Cheese of your dreams. This is an all you can taste event and you, the people, are the judges. VIP access gets you a wristband to include drinks. Peabody Heights is generously donating a portion of these sales to Moveable Feast. $5 entry fee; $20 tasting ticket; $20 addl for VIP ticket. 5PM-8PM. Peabody Heights Brewery, 401 East 30th St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mac-cheese-cook-off-2018-tickets-41840544194


Best Bargains. You don’t always have to shell out the big bucks for a killer bottle of wine. Join Bin 604 for a fresh batch of wines that will impress your palate without burdening your budget. $10 with a $5 credit toward featured wines. 6PM-8PM. Bin 604, 604 South Exeter St., Baltimore. https://bin604.com/event/best-bargins/

Rite of Spring. A piece of music so wild, so barbaric and so brilliant, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring is considered one of the most influential works of the 20th century. Branford Marsalis, who belongs to one of the greatest American musical dynasties, joins the BSO for two melodic French pieces for saxophone and orchestra. Ticket prices vary. 8PM. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. https://www.bsomusic.org/calendar/events/2017-2018-events/rite-of-spring/


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​​

Inherit the Wind. January 5-February 4. Love a good courtroom drama? In this 1955 drama revival, nationally renowned lawyers battle over evolution’s place in the classroom. Lawrence and Lee's powerful and provocative depiction of the landmark Scopes "monkey" trial eloquently champions one of our most precious rights -- the freedom of thought. Ticket prices and show times vary. Vagabonds, 806 S Broadway, Baltimore. http://vagabondplayers.org/

Love is a Blue Tick Hound. ​January 12-January 21. Love is a Blue Tick Hound is a collection of four one-act plays set in the American South that explore female friendships and modern love. Three of these have received New York premieres, and all have won multiple festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada. $20 at the door, $21 online. Show times vary. The Baltimore Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., Baltimore. http://www.theatreproject.org/love-is-a-blue-tick-hound/

Baltimore Restaurant Week. January 12-January 21. Baltimore is a delicious city. Try somewhere new, go out to lunch, have a date night (or two). Two-course brunch and lunch menus range from $12-20. Three-course dinner menus range from $20-$35. Search restaurants using the link and make your reservations now. Reservations are not required to get the deals, but recommended. http://baltimorerestaurantweek.com/

Baltimore Boat Show. ​January 25-January 28. Head to the Baltimore Boat Show for 4 days of all things boating! Virtual trainers, kids activities, photo zone, 9th Annual Crab Picking Contest, fishing and boating seminars, plus all the boats you can imagine in one place for your viewing pleasure. $14, children under 12 FREE (various discounts available - see link for details). Thursday - Saturday 10AM-8PM, Sunday 10AM-5PM. Baltmore Convention Center, One W Pratt St., Baltimore. http://www.baltimoreboatshow.com/

Waitress. January 30-February 4. Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna - a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life. Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 5-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave," "Love Song"), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland). Ticket prices and showtimes vary. Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore. https://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/172363/2336217

Long Days Journey into Night. ​January 31-March 4. What begins as an ordinary summer day at the Connecticut home of the Tyrone family morphs into a night filled with foggy, drink-laced demons where long-buried secrets are revealed—and once exposed cannot be ignored. Long Day’s Journey Into Night is an autobiographical insight into its late, legendary playwright—and a compassionately brutal look at one family’s struggle to fight for and love itself. Ticket prices and show times vary. Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette St., Baltimore. http://everymantheatre.org/long-days-journey-night