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February


18


Dan Meyer Choir Presents: The Love Songs of the Presidents. ​Dan Meyer Choir has set the love poetry and letters of former U.S. Presidents to glorious 4-part music so you can celebrate Presidents Day and Valentine's Day (a few days late) in one amazing event. $5 ($3 at the door). 3PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2018/dan-meyer-choir-presents-love-songs-presidents



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



19


​The Songster Series: Marian McLaughlin. Local singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Marian McLaughlin is pushing hard against the boundaries of folk music. Weaving together imaginative lyrics, intricate guitar work, and rhapsodic delivery, she creates songs of exquisite detail. She will discuss her wide-ranging influences which include the electronic art pop of Björk, the desert blues of Ali Farka Touré, the classical minimalism of Philip Glass, the folk-rock of Sun Kill Moon and the spiritually transcendent jazz of Alice Coltrane. Grab a drink, join the conversation and dig the music. Hosted by Brooks Long. FREE. 7PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2019/songster-series-marian-mclaughlin



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Social Media: The Changing Media Landscape. Explore how the field of print journalism has changed with the introduction of social media. FREE. 7PM-8:30PM. Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Hwy., Baltimore. http://www.thebmi.org/programs-events/


John Mellencamp. ​Set to coincide with a highly anticipated new album release, John Mellencamp embarks on a 2019 tour of “The John Mellencamp Show” featuring the rock icon’s classics plus some new material. Mellencamp is hailed by critics and fans alike as one of music’s most authentic and crowd pleasing concert performers. Every ticket purchased online will receive a physical copy of Mellencamp’s forthcoming album “Other People’s Stuff” set for release on November 16th by Universal Republic. No opening act. Ticket prices vary. 8PM. The Modell Lyric, 140 W Mt. Royal Ave., Baltimore. https://modell-lyric.com/event/john-mellencamp/


21


Jazz in the Stacks. Enjoy a live jazz ensemble lead by David Diongue in the library. FREE. 6PM-7PM. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. http://calendar.prattlibrary.org/event/jazz_in_the_stacks_8599#.XFCNb89KjjA


Staff Picks. The staff at BIN 604 drink quite a bit of wine, and they want to let you in on some of their top picks. With a wide range of wine personalities picking their favorites from the hundreds of bottles on the shelves, you’re sure to find something new and exciting in this lineup. $10. 6PM-8PM. BIN 604, 604 S Exeter St., Baltimore. https://bin604.com/event/staff-picks/


Buckjumping. Buckjumping is a feature-length documentary about dance traditions in New Orleans, observing both their contemporary expression and abiding significance. The film follows six communities as they demonstrate ownership of the streets of New Orleans, commemorate their dead, forge community, and find spiritual transcendence. $10, $7 members (+$3 at the door)​. 7:30PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2018/buckjumping

​Elgar Cello Concerto. The brilliant Armenian cellist and Tchaikovsky International Competition winner Narek Hakhnazaryan wowed audiences last season, and returns performing Elgar’s beautiful and elegiac Cello Concerto. Led by BSO Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh, this program also features Debussy’s Rondes de printemps from Images and Prokofiev’s Sixth Symphony, reminiscent of the composer’s romantic ballet music. Ticket prices vary. 8PM. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. https://www.bsomusic.org/calendar/events/2018-2019-events/elgar-cello-concerto/



22-23


4th Annual Charm City Django Jazz Fest. Two nights of blazing guitar runs, accordion virtuosity, clarinet insanity, and jazz heat all in the spirit of the great Django Reinhardt! This year’s lineup features so much variety and talent including top clarinetist from London, Giacomo Smith, Philly-based accordionist Dallas Vietty and his group Passarinho, renowned violinist Evan Price (Hot Club of San Francisco/Turtle Island Quartet), Hot Club of Baltimore with mesmerizing vocalist Alexis Tantau, the always creative Baltimore-based trio Ultrafaux, and a special performance by incredible 15 year old guitarist Samuel Farthing with legendary Tom Mitchell, John Previti, and Michael Joseph Harris. See link for details on specific performances. $28, $25 members, $45 for a two night pass (+$3 At the door). 8PM both Friday & Saturday. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2018/4th-annual-charm-city-django-jazz-fest



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



23


​Mosaics with Rick Shelley. A one-day Mosaic Workshop with Rick Shelley. Explore the ancient art of mosaic, 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). Please be sure to pack a lunch; registration required. See link for the day's schedule and to register. $110, $85 members. 10AM-4PM. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. http://www.avam.org/news-and-events/events/mosaic-workshop-with-rick-shelley.shtml 


Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour. ​Are you ready to dance?!? The hit Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour is here! Sing and dance along to Disney Junior’s greatest hits with your favorite characters at this interactive live concert experience, now featuring Fancy Nancy. Kids of all ages are all invited to the biggest dance party around. Ticket prices vary. 4:30PM. The Modell Lyric, 140 W Mt. Royal Ave., Baltimore. https://modell-lyric.com/event/disney-junior-dance-party-on-tour/


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California Dreaming. The premier grape growing region in the United States, California is home to a wide variety of grapes from around the world. During this wine tasting, explore the classics like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir along with some unique treats from up and down the Pacific coast. $10 with a $5 credit toward featured wines. 6PM-8PM. BIN 604, 604 S Exeter St., Baltimore. https://bin604.com/event/california-dreaming/


Santé A Taste of Baltimore. ​This premier food and beverage event will feature delicious creations from 20 of Baltimore’s best restaurants, caterers and chefs, paired with enticing drinks. Adding to the fun will be celebrity judges, the People’s Choice competition, entertainment, raffles and a silent auction. Benefits the National Kidney Foundation. Business casual dress. $100 per person or $2,500 for a table. 6PM-9PM. American Visionary Art Museum, The Jim Rouse Visionary Center, 3rd Floor, 840 Key Hwy., Baltimore. http://www.kidneymd.org/events/sante-a-taste-of-baltimore/


​A Screening of the Documentary, Charm City. Come for a screening and panel discussion of the documentary, Charm City. A moderated panel discussion will be held after the screening. Event sponsored by Women's Daily Post, Women's Institute at NDMU and Baltimore Hunger Project. $5. 6PM-9:30PM. Knott Auditorium, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 North Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-screening-of-the-documentary-charm-city-tickets-55287773218


The Honey Dewdrops w/ The Bottom Rung. ​The world is finally recognizing what we, in Baltimore, have known for a long time. The Honey Dewdrops, with their lush vocal harmonies, are a root duo worth paying attention to. Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish are celebrating their 9th year of touring full time as The Honey Dewdrops, having played stages and festivals far and wide in North America and Europe. With tight harmonies and a musical ensemble that includes clawhammer banjo, mandolin and guitars, the effect is to leave listeners with only what matters: the heart of the song and clarity over ornamentation. $18, $15 members (+$3 at the door). 8PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2018/honey-dewdrops-w-bottom-rung



March


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Coffee Talk. ​Read any good books lately? The library will provide the coffee, you provide the talk. FREE. 10AM-11AM. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Canton Branch, 1030 S Ellwood Ave., Baltimore. http://calendar.prattlibrary.org/event/coffee_talk_8432#.XGr10JNKjjB


Chocolate, Brew & Wine Tour. ​The Bel Air Downtown Alliance is hosting it's 4th Annual Chocolate, Brew & Wine Tour in Downtown Bel Air. This is a “pub crawl” event for beer and chocolate enthusiasts. A ticket to this event includes a drink at each pub, discounted food menu, chance to win giveaways and sweet treats from Flavor Cupcakery, Sunny Day Cafe, Coffee Coffee, Mouth Party Caramel, Z Vault Bel Air and Newberry Cafe & Bakery. Enjoy a craft beer and/or a house wine at these participating pubs: Black Eyed Suzie's, Independent Brewing Company, Looney's Pub - Bel Air, Maryland, MaGerk's BelAir, AleCraft Brewery, Bel Air Liquors, Sean Bolan's Irish Pub, Vagabond Sandwich Company and the Main Street Tower. $50; $30 designated driver. 1PM-7PM. Check in 1PM-4PM: Magerk's Pub, 120 S Bond St., Bel Air. http://belairmaryland.org/chocolate-brew-wine-tour/



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WDP Monthly Happy Hour. Join Women's Daily Post for complimentary hors d'oeuvre, a specialty cocktail and great conversation! 5:30PM-7:30PM. Mt. Washington Tavern, 5700 Newbury St., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/396675140906099/?event_time_id=396675150906098


​Cunningham's Cooking Classes with the Chef. Join Cunningham's Cafe for their "Cooking with Jay" series. Each 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. Price includes wine and beer selections from our restaurant. $50. 6PM-9PM. Cunningham's Cafe, 1 Olympic Pl., Towson. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cunninghams-cooking-classes-with-the-chef-tickets-53553036574



Ongoing


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/


Wee Workers. Tuesdays January-June 18. Preschoolers will love this program just for them. Explore the museum’s galleries through stories, songs, crafts, and pint-size tours with a different theme each week. See link for weekly themes. FREE for kids and BMI members; $5 adults. 10:30AM-11:30AM. Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Hwy., Baltimore. http://www.thebmi.org/programs-events/​

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


Everything is Wonderful. January 29-February 24. When an Amish couple’s two sons are killed in a car accident, the family struggles to maintain their faith and cling to their way of life. In an act of unfathomable forgiveness, they take in Eric, the wayward young driver of the car. But Eric’s mistake cracks open the family’s dark history and brings home their eldest daughter, Miri, who was excommunicated five years earlier. Miri returns to find her family in shambles, the man who killed her brothers living in the barn, and the man who drove her away intent upon marrying her younger sister. Without a way forward, this insular community must seek to heal the deep wounds of the past, forcing everyone into a new kind of reckoning. Ticket prices and showtimes vary. Everyman Theatre, 315 W Fayette St., Baltimore. http://everymantheatre.org/everything-wonderful


Celebrate Black History Month at the B&O. ​February 1-February 28. The B&O Railroad Museum celebrates the contributions of African Americans to the railroad industry. Learn about these men and women who filled vital jobs along the B&O Railroad's line and understand how significant social issues, such as segregation, affected railroading. Normal admission rates apply: $20 adults; $17 seniors; $12 children (2-12); FREE museum members. 10AM-4PM Monday through Saturday; 11AM-4PM Sunday. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W Pratt St., Baltimore. http://www.borail.org/february.aspx


Weekend Workers. Saturdays (unless noted), February 2-February 23.It’s all about fun as you discover how things work. These engaging activities allow children of all ages to investigate the world around them. Please note, weekly activities are subject to change. See link for weekly activity list. NOTE activity the second week of February is on SUNDAY February 10. FREE with museum admission. 11AM-2PM unless noted. Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Hwy., Baltimore. http://www.thebmi.org/programs-events/


VetArts Connect: Veterans Telling Stories. ​Wednesdays, February 6-March 20. Creative oral storytelling navigation for Veterans with storytelling exercises that culminate in a public gathering performance at Creative Alliance. This includes exploration of storytelling beginnings and endings, story transitions, and overall flow. This is achieved through storytelling practice and feedback in a workshop environment. Performance is on March 20. Wednesday, February 13 session moved to Thursday, February 14. Sessions not open to the general public. FREE to all veterans, any age, gender, race or branch of service and active duty Military personnel. 7:30PM-9PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2019/vetarts-connect-veterans-telling-stories


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