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21


MLK Dare to Dream Day. ​A celebration in honor of the life and dreams of one of the greatest visionaries in America's history. The days events include guided tours, birthday cake, music, workshops, and special performances at this FREE, fun-filled day! See link for full schedule of events. FREE. 10AM-6PM. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. http://www.avam.org/news-and-events/events/mlk-day-at-avam-2019.shtml



24-27


Baltimore Boat Show. Enjoy four days of boating fun at Maryland's longest-running boat show! Find the boat of your dreams and everything to go with it at this mega sales event. The Baltimore Convention Center will be packed with more boats, more exhibits, and more family fun than ever before. See and board boats for every lifestyle, activity and budget. Browse booths showcasing the latest in engines, marine electronics, accessories fishing tackle and gear, too. There's something for everyone, including educational seminars and kid-friendly activities. $14; FREE active military & children under 12. 10AM-8PM Thursday, Friday & Saturday; 10AM-5PM Sunday. http://www.baltimoreboatshow.com/



24


Mindful Parenting Workshop with YogaWorks. ​​Join YogaWorks for a special parenting program. Take a tour of AVAM's Mindful Parenting Exhibit and participate in a workshop including learning yoga techniques to reset your mind, discovering how to maintain sweet intimacy with your partner as you actively balance the practical with the magical aspects of running a household and discussing the qualities of ‘mothering’ versus ‘fathering’: how we all have both, when each is best applies, and what’s your dominant state in your various roles. You’ll go home wiser and clearer and ready to share your light. $30; $25 YogaWorks and AVAM members. 5:30PM-7:15PM. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. ​http://www.avam.org/news-and-events/events/mindful-parenting-workshop.shtml


Customer Appreciation Tasting. ​BIN 604 is showing its customers how much they appreciate you...with wine! Free wine tasting as only BIN 604 can do it! FREE. 6PM-8PM. BIN 604, 604 S Exeter St., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/358773014899194/


​Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras Chamber Concert. Launched in 2012, the BSYO comprises three orchestral ensembles of over 250 of the region’s most talented musicians. The BSYO serves as ensemble-in-residence at the state-of-the-art George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson. Tickets sold at the door are cash only. $10 general admission; $5 students/seniors (60+). 7:30PM. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. http://bsomusic.org/calendar/events/2018-2019-events/january-baltimore-symphony-youth-orchestras-chamber-concert/



25-27


​World of Pets Expo. The World of Pets Expo is a fun and educational experience for everyone, including children and pets of all kind. The Expo will feature many returning popular entertainers, and many new and exciting acts and exhibitors. In addition to the many shows and activities, there are educational opportunities and workshops and seminars addressing unique pet needs, food and nutrition, behavior and more, all offered by pet and animal experts. $12 adults; $5 children ages 5-12; FREE under 5 years old. 2PM-8PM Friday; 10AM-7PM Saturday; 10AM-5PM Sunday. Maryland State Fairgrounds, Cow Palace and Horse Sales Pavilion, 2200 York Rd., Timonium. http://www.worldofpets.org/


​Rodgers and Hammerstein. Jack Everly leads Broadway stars and the BSO in some of the greatest Rodgers and Hammerstein hits, including memorable songs from The King and I, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma! and more. Ticket prices vary. 8PM Friday & Saturday, 3PM Sunday. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. http://bsomusic.org/calendar/events/2018-2019-events/rodgers-and-hammerstein/



25


Winter Wine at the B&O Railroad Museum. ​An evening celebrating Maryland’s best wines and winemakers in an exclusive setting. Surrounded by the largest collection of antique trains in the United States, Winter Wine attendees enjoy a curated lineup of award-winning, Maryland-appellation wine. There are two Winter Wine experience options: the Sparkling Reception plus the Roundhouse Tasting, or simply the Roundhouse Tasting. The Sparkling Reception kicks off the evening at 6PM with an hour-long exploration of Maryland’s traditional and non-traditional sparkling wines. Learn about méthode champenoise while enjoying early entry to the Winter Wine event. Sparkling Reception passes are only available in advance and include entry to the evening’s main event, the Roundhouse Tasting. The Roundhouse Tasting begins at 7:00 pm in the B&O Roundhouse Dome and features regional wine tastings, designated by Maryland’s wine trails. Sample a wide array of varietals and blends from around the state while learning about Maryland’s distinct growing regions and approaches to making award-winning wine. $85 Sparkling Reception Pass (includes Roundhouse Tasting); $65 Roundhouse Tasting Pass. 6PM Sparkling Reception; 7PM-9:30PM Roundhouse Tasting. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W Pratt St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-wine-at-the-bo-railroad-museum-tickets-52483117417



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Baltimore Orioles Fan Fest 2019. Summer in Birdland begins in January with Orioles FanFest. Join O's fans 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 ages 14 and under & seniors (60+). 10AM for Birdland Membership holders; 11AM general admission. Baltimore Convention Center, One W Pratt St., Baltimore. https://www.mlb.com/orioles/fans/fanfest

Shiny Happy Things Workshop with Bob Benson. Join the creator of the Blinged-Out "Universal Tree of Life" (shining outside of AVAM's Main Entrance) to make your own flashies: dynamic, sparkling decorations made from mirrors, marbles and such. Each participant will receive instruction on cutting and assemblage and will leave with at least two finished decorations to keep and dangle. For beginning and continuing students. $55; $40 members. 11AM-2PM. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. http://www.avam.org/news-and-events/events/shiny-happy-things.shtml 


Binology 101: The Basics of Wine Tasting. ​Bin 604 Wine Sellers hosts a series of in-depth tasting classes for the burgeoning wine enthusiast. Join wine experts for an entertaining 90-minute class jam-packed with valuable information, in a small, group format setting. The Basics of Wine Tasting class explores the typical characteristics of popular grape varietals. Learn the basic terminology and techniques of wine tasting and how to recognize the subtle and subjective flavors of wine. $29. 2PM-3:30PM. BIN 604, 604 S Exeter St., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/1177631582386910/


Silent Score: Marc Ribot plays Aelita: Queen of Mars. ​​Said to be the first full-length science-fiction movie ever made, this influential film about space travel by the Soviet filmmaker Yakov Protazanov is re-imagined by one of the great eclectic, electric guitarists Marc Ribot with a new score that premiered at London’s Meltdown Festival, Royal Festival Hall. In 2016, Marc re-worked his score for solo guitar, which premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in Medillin, Colombia. He will be performing solo for this screening. $22, $19 members (+$3 at the door). 8PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/events/2018/silent-score-marc-ribot-plays-aelita-queen-mars



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Yoga & Whiskey. Grab your yoga mat and head to the distillery. Start with a brief 15-minute “sneak peek” tour of part of the distillery. The yoga class will then begin in the processing room where you will be surrounded by the amazing aromas of Sagamore's whiskey. A local instructor will take you through a yoga class that will unwind you and prepare you for the day ahead. Following the class, each guest will get to enjoy a cocktail made with Sagamoe's signature Rye Whiskey, along with some healthy snacks. Get ready to unwind and relax! Bring your own mat. $20. 10AM-11:30AM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. https://sagamorespirit.com/event/5293/2019-01-27/


Animation Show of Shows. ​This travelling animation program presents 15 thought-provoking, poignant, and very funny animated shorts from around the world. The works in this year’s show remind us of both the universality of shared ideals, as well as the diverse challenges we face. The show has a running time of 98 minutes and includes 15 films, four of which have qualified for Academy Award® consideration. View the complete lineup by clicking on the link provided. $10, $7 members (+$3 at the door). 4:30PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/events/2018/animation-show-shows



29


In Good Company. It’s no secret that in today’s world great company culture is important. Join local expert David Lunken and hear how and why clarity, fit, and understanding are key drivers of this idea. You’ll hear which specific action items are needed to drive necessary change within your organization. Coffee and breakfast included. $20-$30. 8AM-9:30AM. Sagamore Pendry Baltimore, 1715 Thames St., Baltimore. https://www.baltimoremagazine.com/in-good-company-meet-new-business-leaders-in-baltimore


Cooking With Whiskey. Join the Sagamore Spirit team and Eleven Courses for a one-of-a-kind cooking class at the distillery. You’ll prepare an appetizer, entrée, and dessert using different Sagamore Spirit rye whiskies to enhance the flavors of each dish. Enjoy a guided whiskey discussion by a member of the distilling team, as well! This event includes a welcome cocktail, short distillery tour, and a two-hour cooking class with whiskey pairings. See link for menu and pairings. $60. 6PM-8:30PM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. https://sagamorespirit.com/event/cooking-with-whiskey/



30


​Hymn: Sarah Brightman In Concert. The world’s most successful and best-selling soprano, Sarah Brightman, will bring her Hymn: Sarah Brightman In Concert Tour to Baltimore. As a special offer for fans, a CD copy of her forthcoming album, Hymn, is included with every pair of tickets purchased online. Ticket prices vary. 8PM. The Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N Eutaw St., Baltimore. http://www.france-merrickpac.com/index.php/calendar



31


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 S Exeter St., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/302743007026977/



February


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Baltimore Wedding Experience. ​Share a fun day with your fiancé, family and friends and explore all of your wedding day options. Chat with the area's most talented wedding professionals, discover new ideas and see the latest fashions, taste delicious cakes and see beautiful flowers. This is the place to be so you can make informed decisions for your special day. Plus you can receive exclusive discounts and special offers! $15 for one day admission or $20 for 2 day admission (get 50% off the ticket price with coupon code GUIDE). 5PM-9PM Saturday; 11AM-4PM Sunday. Baltimore Convention Center, One W Pratt St., Baltimore. https://weddingexperience.com/show.html?show.id=6908



2


Ice Cream For Breakfast Day! ​Yes, you read that right - this day actually exists! The Prigel Family creamery and Belvedere shop will both be open at 9AM to make your ice cream breakfast dreams come true! Come out and enjoy hot Belgian waffles, cereal shakes and all of the Creamery's usual sweet treats! The creamery location will also have savory brunch options hot from the Farm Kitchen! 9AM-12PM. Prigel Family Creamery, 4852 Long Green Rd., Glen Arm OR 529 E. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore. https://www.prigelfamilycreamery.com/events--fun


​Groundhog Day Motown Mansion Party. ​Celebrate Groundhog Day with the Baltimore Architecture Foundation. Mingle with fellow lovers of Baltimore architecture and party in a Mt. Vernon mansion that was home to some of Baltimore’s elite families and for most of its 128 year existence served as headquarters for the Society of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart. The mansion is remarkably intact with much of its Gilded Age detailing, and symbolic references to the Josephites' 87 years in the building. There are two ways to join the party: Cocktail Reception Tickets or Party Tickets. The Cocktail Reception begins a little earlier and includes a Soul Food dinner by Ida B's, open bar, and music and dancing. The Party Tickets include two drink tickets, music and dancing. $100 Cocktail Reception Tickets; $30 Party Tickets. 6PM (Cocktail Reception); 7:30PM-11PM (Party). 1128 N Calvert St., Baltimore. http://baltimorearchitecture.org/2019/01/09/2019-groundhog-day-party-fundraiser/


Amy Schumer. Catch the Emmy-Award winning comedian in Amy Schumer's Fall Tour featuring all new material. Amy Schumer is a standup comedian, actress, writer, producer and director. Schumer is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of the award winning "Inside Amy Schumer," the popular Comedy Central television series, which premiered in April 2013 to the network's highest season premiere ratings of that year. Ticket prices vary. 8PM. Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N Eutaw St., Baltimore. http://www.france-merrickpac.com/index.php/calendar



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​Slave Streets/Free Streets: Visualizing the Landscape in Early Baltimore. Anne Rubin, Ph.D., will bring early republic Baltimore (circa 1815-1820) to life during this lecture. Using interactive digital maps from the Visualizing Early Baltimore project, Rubin will highlight the landscape in which approximately 4,300 enslaved and 10,300 free African Americans lived and worked. $10; FREE for JHU museum members, faculty, staff & students. 5:30PM-7:30PM. Homewood Museum, 3400 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/slave-streetsfree-streets-visualizing-the-landscape-in-early-baltimore-tickets-54597376222


​Cunningham's Cooking Classes with the Chef. Join Cunningham's Cafe for the "Cooking with Jay" series. Every month, Chef Jay will share his knowledge of food and show you how to be a culinary master in your home. Learn everything you need to impress your friends and relatives. Ticket price includes beer & wine from Cunningham's restaurant. $50. 6PM-9PM. Cunningham's Cafe, 1 Olympic Pl., Towson. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cunninghams-cooking-classes-with-the-chef-tickets-53553035571



7-10


Motor Trend Auto Show. ​Hundreds of new cars, trucks, SUVs and more! From exotics to your everyday commuter vehicle, attendees are invited to check out their favorites in a non-selling environment, sit behind wheels, inspect engines, experience new technologies and even take your favorite new vehicle for a spin. $12 adults; $8 senior citizens Thurs & Fri; $10 seniors Sat & Sun; $8 military; children 12 and under FREE. 12PM-9PM Thursday; 10AM-9PM Friday & Saturday; 10AM-6PM Sunday. Baltimore Convention Center, One W Pratt St., Baltimore. http://autoshowbaltimore.com/



7


Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. ​Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Rag Doll," and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" are all the rage all over again. Ticket prices vary. 7:30PM. Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N Eutaw St., Baltimore. http://www.france-merrickpac.com/index.php/calendar



9-10


Richardson Farms Winter Craft Show. Hosted in the heated garden center, this is an event you won't want to miss! Candle makers, floral designers, pottery, woodworkers, jewelers, illustrators, basket weavers, etched glass, and so much more under one roof, but just for 2 days! FREE admission. 9AM-3PM both days. Richardson Farms, 5900 Ebenezer Rd., White Marsh. https://www.facebook.com/events/1969893216459703/



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​National Ballet Theatre of Odessa Presents Swan Lake. This full-scale production, set to the music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky and based on Russian folklore and German legend, follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. A ballet in four acts with one intermission. This is the first visit to the United States of the legendary National Ballet Theatre of Odessa. Fifty-five talented and bright ballet stars bring this romantic tale of true love to glorious life. Two show times on this date. Ticket prices vary. 2PM & 7:30PM. Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N Eutaw St., Baltimore. http://www.france-merrickpac.com/index.php/calendar


​Syndee Winters: Lessons From a Lady in Concert. Grammy Nominated Broadway performer Syndee Winters (The Lion King, Hamilton) comes to Baltimore Center Stage in concert with Lessons From A Lady, a musical love letter to American Icon Ms. Lena Horne. Thanking her for her journey and sacrifice in her professional and personal life, Winters shares parallel of the life of Ms. Horne with stories of her own professional and personal journey while infusing a beautiful interpretation of the standards Ms. Horne made famous. $50. 8PM. Baltimore Center Stage, 700 N Calvert St., Baltimore. https://www.centerstage.org/plays-and-events/special-performances/syndee-winters-lessons-from-a-lady-in-concert



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Love Letters. Center Stage is hosting this special benefit evening to celebrate love, friendship, and the lost art of letter writing. This uniquely imaginative piece offers theater at its most simple yet most compelling, consisting only of two people reading the letters exchanged over a 50-year friendship. From childhood birthday parties and sleepaway camps through the first halting steps into adulthood to the promise and pitfalls of professions, families, and responsibilities, we follow childhood besties Andrew and Melissa on the bumpy but fulfilling road of Life—in which they share, in writing and with sometimes startling frankness, almost every up and down along the way. Who better to bring to life this longtime friendship, with all its honesty and abundant humor, than notorious pals Michael Ross and Rhea Feikin. $100. 7PM. Baltimore Center Stage, 700 N Calvert St., Baltimore. https://www.centerstage.org/plays-and-events/special-performances/love-letters



14


​Valentine's Day Flower Bar. ​Need flowers on Valentine's day? Check out this pop-up flower bar. Pre-made bouquets and flowers will be available to purchase by the stem. Find the Everyday Rosé Events pop-up in front of The Local Oyster. 11AM-8PM or until they sell out. Mount Vernon Marketplace, 520 Park Ave., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/1857883467654696/


Valentines’s Day Wine Dinner. Join Chef's Expressions for an evening of romance and celebrate the annual day of love by exploring the intimate relationship between fine wine and cuisine. Chef's Expressions wine suppers are the euphoria of amazing food and wine combinations. A gourmet multi-course meal, inspired by unique wines, creates a one of a kind dining experience. Each Chef’s Expressions Wine Supper benefits a different non-profit organization in the local area. This dinner benefits TasteWise Kids. Click the link to view the menu. $120. 6PM-9PM. Gramercy Mansion, 1400 Greenspring Valley Rd., Stevenson. https://www.chefsexpressions.com/events/event/valentiness-day-wine-dinner


​Jess Hilarious. Jess Hilarious, a Baltimore native, is one of the freshest and most highly sought after faces in comedy and she is poised to take the next giant step in her career. She will make her network television debut as the female lead in Fox’s highly anticipated scripted comedy REL, premiering this fall. Jess is extremely popular on Instagram, where her brilliant, cutting edge, and humorous content has earned her more than 3.5 million followers. Her segment, “Jess with the Mess”, has become a social media sensation, regularly garnering over one million views for each video posted. A hard-working single mom, Jess often includes her young son, Ashton, in her videos. Her comedy is smart and straight to the point. When it comes to the funny, Jess holds NOTHING back. Ticket prices vary. 8PM. Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N Eutaw St., Baltimore. http://www.france-merrickpac.com/index.php/calendar



15-16


Rock of Ages - Tenth Anniversary Tour. ​Broadway’s Best Party is turning up the volume to ten and blazing across North America! Nominated for five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Rock of Ages captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Featuring the music of hit bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake among many others, this Tenth Anniversary production features a dynamic new cast revisiting the larger than life characters and exhilarating story that turned this musical into a global phenomenon. This is one for the ages that will have you singing “Here I Go Again.” Ticket prices vary. 8PM Friday, 2PM & 8PM Saturday. Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N Eutaw St., Baltimore. http://www.france-merrickpac.com/index.php/calendar



15


​Francke Valentine Wine Dinner. ​Extend the romance with an intimate evening hosted by Chef's Expressions special guest wine connoisseur. Chef's Expressions wine suppers are the euphoria of amazing food and wine combinations. A gourmet multi-course meal, inspired by unique wines, creates a one of a kind dining experience. This special dinner is limited to 50 guests, so be sure to reserve your seats early. Each Chef’s Expressions Wine Supper benefits a different non-profit organization in the local area. This dinner benefits Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland. Click the link to view the menu. $120. 6:30PM-9:30PM. Accelerator Space, 417 Benninghaus Rd., Baltimore. https://www.chefsexpressions.com/events/event/francke-valentines-wine-dinner



19-24


Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King & I. ​Two worlds collide in this musical, based on the 2015 Tony Award®-winning Lincoln Center Theater production. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works,The King & I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. Ticket prices vary. 8PM Tuesday-Friday, 2PM & 8PM Saturday, 1PM & 6:30PM Sunday. Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N Eutaw St., Baltimore. http://www.france-merrickpac.com/index.php/calendar



22-24


​American Craft Show in Baltimore. Learn about the process of making, get inspired, and prepare to be wowed as you meet and shop more than 550 of the best jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country – including a juried showcase of talented emerging artists – at the American Craft Show in Baltimore. $34 3-day pass; $14 1-day pass; $40 individual membership (includes access to all days of the show, a magazine subscription & access to other events); $50 dual membership (includes access for two people to all days of the show & other benefits included with individual membership). 10AM-8PM Friday; 10AM-6PM Saturday; 11AM-5PM Sunday. Baltimore Convention Center, One W Pratt St., Baltimore. https://craftcouncil.org/shows/acc/american-craft-show-baltimore



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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​​


Free Yoga. ​Every Saturday in the Ballroom at the Belvedere. Come experience the Conservancy's sponsored free Yoga. 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 East Chase St., Baltimore. http://mvpconservancy.org/events/

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Made In Baltimore Pop-Up Shop. ​October 1 - February 24. Featuring exclusively Baltimore-based companies and the products they create, the Made in Baltimore Pop-up Shop is the longest retail shop to date.  The shop currently carries work from more than 60 artists and makers. Offerings range from clothing, accessories to personal care items, artisanal food, coffee and tea, and home furnishings. Each and every item in the store was designed and created within Baltimore City limits. Made In Baltimore strives to create accessible opportunities for Baltimoreans to shop locally, and support Baltimore based creative enterprise. Store hours are  12PM-7PM, Thursday through Sunday. https://madeinbaltimore.org/2018/10/19/made-in-baltimore-pop-up-shop-2018/


Fun Home. January 17-February 24. Welcome to the Bechdel family. But just what family is it? Through the searching eyes of daughter Alison—aged 9, 17, and then 42—we meet her ever-shifting and sometimes unreliable memories of brothers, mother, and above all her repressed father, along with recollections from the family funeral home to Alison’s coming out. Based on Bechdel’s own best-selling illustrated memoir, this poignant tale harnesses every facet of music and theater to explore and unravel the mysteries of childhood and the surprising secrets that shape a life. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical, from the composer of Caroline, or Change and the writer of 2.5 Minute Ride. Ticket prices & show times vary. Baltimore Center Stage, 700 N Calvert St., Baltimore. https://www.centerstage.org/plays-and-events/mainstage/fun-home


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. January 22-January 27. Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory...to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “I've Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray. Ticket prices and showtimes vary. See link for details. The Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N Eutaw St., Baltimore. http://www.france-merrickpac.com/index.php/calendar


Indecent. February 28-March 31. What is the cost when we sacrifice truth for success? Can radical love be pious, or merely provocative? Does every religion sell God for a price? Follow the true story of a play, a playwright, and a plucky troupe of Yiddish theater artists from 1906 Warsaw to 1923 Broadway, from risky experiment to global sensation—and ultimately shattering scandal. The latest hit from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of A Civil War Christmas, The Baltimore Waltz, and How I Learned to Drive, this highly acclaimed and award-winning drama pays homage to artists ahead of their time and doomed to pay the price. Ticket prices & show times vary. Baltimore Center Stage, 700 N Calvert St., Baltimore. https://www.centerstage.org/plays-and-events/mainstage/indecent