50+ Things to do in February

Family Friendly

Disney On Ice presents Frozen
Feb. 4 | 10:30 a.m. | Royal Farms Arena
Discover the full story of Disney’s Frozen like never before at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! Dazzling ice-skating, special effects and unforgettable music will magically transport you to wintry Arendelle.

International Auto Show
Feb. 8 – 11 | Baltimore Convention Center
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.

Family Luncheon: Carnival of the Animals
Feb. 10 | 12 p.m. | Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Join us for a buffet lunch with a surprise guest immediately following each family concert! Each child in attendance will receive a gift.

Electroetching & Plating workshop
Feb. 17 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Maryland Science Center
Discover the chemistry and learn about the flow of electricity in this month’s electroetching and electroplating workshop.

Rails & Sails Days!
Feb. 17 | 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | B&O Railroad Museum
Rails & Sails Days allow young adventurers the opportunity to engage in STEAM education activities centered around exploration and travel.

President’s Day Weekend
Feb. 17 – 19 | 10 a.m. | Port Discovery Children’s Museum
Enjoy this three-day weekend with plenty of hands-on fun, play and learning! Also be sure to visit Nickelodeon’s Dora & Diego – Let’s Explore! exhibit before it closes for good! Monday, February 19th will be your last chance to explore this imaginative exhibit.

Chinese New Year: Year of the Dog
February 24 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Port Discovery Children’s Museum
Celebrate the Year of the Dog as Port Discovery celebrates the Chinese New Year! Visitors of all backgrounds will learn, experience and participate in traditions surrounding the Chinese New Year celebration.

Food and Drinks

Black Restaurant Challenge
Feb. 2 - 25 | Various Restaurants
We Challenge you to take a friend or a family member, and dine at two African American Owned restaurants a week during the month of February.

Drag me to Brunch
Feb 3 and 17 | 11:30 a.m. | El Bufalo Tequila Bar & Kitchen
Every first and third Saturday you get the chance to eat delicious food, get your drink on and see some of the variety of Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent that Baltimore and Beyond has to offer.

Four-Course Jameson Whiskey Dinner
Feb. 6 | 6:30 – 9 p.m. | The Point in Fells
Sample some of The Point in Fells favorite whiskeys with a delicious 4-course meal.

Taste of Everyman: Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Feb. 8 | 6 p.m. | Everyman Theatre
Taste of Everyman is an artful pre-show food and drink experience that combines smarts and samples from some of the hottest talent in Baltimore’s dine and drink scene. Each event's tasting menu includes expert knowledge and sample-sized pairings designed (cheekily) to complement the show.

Sip & Shine: An After-hours Experience at AVAM
Feb. 8 - 9 | 6 – 9 p.m. | American Visionary Arts Museum
Explore The Great Mystery Show and stay to create a one-of-a-kind mosaic magnet while sipping on wine.

Winter Vegan Restuarant Week
Feb. 9 - 18 | Various Locations
Baltimore is a booming food town, and we want to entice people from Baltimore and beyond to dine all over our fine city by curating a full week of vegan offerings from places big and small.

2018 World Vegan Mac ‘n Cheese Championship
Feb. 10 | 12 – 5 p.m. | Radisson Hotel Baltimore Downtown-Inner Harbor
Come and sample vegan mac 'n cheese from dozens of chefs from around the country and cast your vote for the best!

Wine & Dinosaurs
Feb 15. | 7 p.m. | Maryland Science Center
Have a drink with the extinct at the Maryland Science Center’s Wine & Dinosaurs, a wine tasting event with Royal Rabbit Vineyards like no other. Enjoy an exclusive look at the Science Center after dark as you wander—wine in hand—through our world of prehistoric predators and plant eaters. This event is 21+.

2018 Belgian Beer Fest
Feb. 16 – 19 | 11 – 2 a.m. | Max’s Taphouse
Spend your weekend trying over 200 drafts and over 550 bottles of beer with a full Belgian inspired menu.

Behind the Bar Cocktail Tour
Feb. 28 | 6 p.m. | Sagamore Spirit
Tour the Sagamore Whiskey distillery and taste three cocktail samples made with award-winning rye whiskeys. Perfect for group outings or that friend who just won't give up vodka-sodas. There's no wrong way to drink whiskey!

Theatre and Shows

Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Now – March 4 | Everyman Theatre
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 love itself.

Feb. 1 – 4 | Multiple showtimes | Hippodrome Theatre
WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage.

K. Michelle
Feb. 11 | 8 – 11:30 p.m. | Rams Head Live
R&B singer/songwriter K. Michelle comes to Baltimore for The People I Used To Know tour.

Steve Martin & Martin Short
Feb. 16 | 8 p.m. | the Modell Lyric
The evening includes stand-up, film clips, musical numbers and conversations about their lives in show business.

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series
Feb. 17 | 1 p.m. | Royal Farms Arena
Monster Jam is the world’s largest and most famous monster truck tour featuring the biggest names in monster trucks including Grave Digger, Maximum Destruction, Monster Mutt, El Toro Loco, Captain’s Curse and Blue Thunder.

Justin Moore
Feb. 22 | 7:30 p.m. | The Modell Lyric

Katt Williams 2018 Tours
Feb. 28 | 8 p.m. | Royal Farms Arena
Comedy icon Katt Williams returns to Baltimore for his latest national comedy tour.

Special Events and Festivals

Battle of the Bands
Feb. 2 | 6 – 11 p.m. | UNION Craft Brewing
Battle of the Bands is back at UNION Craft Brewing presented by Charm City Bluegrass! Come out for a night of great music, brew, and people.

Haunted Hearts Pub Tour
Feb. 2 – 10 | 7 – 9:30 p.m. | Baltimore Ghost Tours
Explore the amazing, astounding and horrifying history of Valentine’s Day, and some of Fells Point’s most haunted taverns with storyteller and historian Cliff Long. 21 and over only.

Weekend Walk-In: Imagination Portraits
Feb. 3 | 1 – 4 p.m. | American Visionary Art Museum
Create a face on a paintbrush inspired by the one and only Mr. Imagination! A classic AVAM workshop!

Expecto Bar Crawl
Feb. 3 | 3 – 9 p.m. | Power Plant Live!
Wizards, Halfbloods and Muggles, you’ve heard correctly, EpicEventz is combining Harry Potter and booze for an utterly magical mixture that you won’t want to miss!

Superbowl Watch Party
Feb. 4 | 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. | R. House
Celebrate your the biggest football Sunday of the year at R. House! Get your tailgate on with $2 Natty Boh Tallboys all day at R. bar, and stay tuned for more specials with BRD and Molina Pizze & Polpette!

Zoo Valentine’s Event for Adults
Feb. 10 | 6 – 9 p.m. | The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
This Valentine's Day you're invited to take a step into the mysterious and rarely discussed world of wildlife matchmaking at the Zoo's adults-only Valentine's event presented by Whole Foods Market.

The Port of Baltimore: 300 Years of History
Feb. 10 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Baltimore Museum of Industry
Discover the role that the Port of Baltimore has played in Charm City from the 18th century to today.

Courtship, Love, and Marriage in Colonial America
Feb. 10 | 1 – 3 p.m. | Mount Clare Museum House
How did our early American counterparts fall in love? Explore some customs and traditions from eighteenth-century America.

Crowning Glory: Art of Americas
Feb. 11 – Oct. 7 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | The Walters Art Museum
This new exhibition considers how the cultures of North, Central, and South America expressed power, spirituality, and identity by decorating and venerating the head. These 20 objects, spanning more than 2,500 years, include intricate ceramics, bold figures, and finely crafted vessels that exemplify how the heads of ancestors were commemorated.

Plant Nite – Valentine Hearts
Feb. 13 | 7 – 10 p.m. | Hard Rock Café Baltimore
Come get your hands dirty! Enjoy a night of digging, planting, and fun! Follow along while the Party Host guides you step-by-step through the featured project in about 1.5 hours. Events are for adults, 21+ only.

Where The Wild Things Art
Feb. 14 | 5:30 – 8 p.m. | The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Join the Maryland Zoo for a special Valentine’s Day paint night! Whether you are a pair of lovebirds or friends who love to paint this fun night of painting and sipping is guaranteed to get in touch with your creative (and wild) side.

Poetic Justice/ Love & Basketball: 35mm double feature
Feb. 14 | 7 – 11 p.m. | The SNF Parkway
Celebrate Valentines days with two classic films, Poetic Justice starring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur, and Gina Prince-Bythewood's LOVE & Basketball.

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Feb. 15 | 7 – 9 p.m. | Jewish Museum of Maryland
Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr was known as the world’s most beautiful woman – Snow White and Cat Woman were both based on her iconic look. Fascinatingly, her arresting looks and glamorous life overshadow her status as an ingenious inventor whose pioneering work helped revolutionize modern communication.

Spencer Finch: Moon Dust
Feb. 21 – Oct. 14, 2024 | Baltimore Museum of Art
Spencer Finch’s impressive light installation Moon Dust (Apollo 17), first presented at the 2009 Venice Biennale, will illuminate the BMA’s majestic Fox Court for the next seven years.

House of Stronzo Film Screening + Director's Talk
Feb. 23 | 7 – 9 p.m. | American Visionary Art Museum
Enter the world of Pete Cecere, one of the preeminent collectors of folk art and outsider art in North America. Cecere has made it his life’s work to honor those artists who receive little recognition, but who boast an abundant passion for fulfilling the demands of their creative spirit.

Black History Month Events

Red Velvet
February 2 - 15 | 8 - 10 p.m. | Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
A history-making production of Othello in 1833 will shock London audiences and reverberate through history to influence theatre today. Red Velvet, by Lolita Chakrabarti, takes audiences backstage to witness the London debut of the trailblazing African-American actor Ira Aldridge as Shakespeare’s tragic Venetian general. He was the first man of color to play the role at an influential European theatre. Based on a true story.

Bob Marley’s Birthday Soul Shakedown
February 3 | 8 p.m. | The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave.
Reggae artists Thievery Corporation, See-I, with their 10-piece band will headline this annual dance party celebrating Bob Marley.

Booklovers’ Breakfast Featuring April Ryan
February 3 | 8:30 a.m. - Noon | Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
White House correspondent April Ryan headlines the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Booklovers' Breakfast. Ryan is the author of The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America.

200th Anniversary Celebration - Frederick Douglass Day @ the Lewis
February 10 | Noon - 4 p.m. | Reginald F. Lewis Museum
Celebrate the 200th birthday of Maryland abolitionist Frederick Douglass with an array of activities honoring the iconic statesman.

A Shakespeare Connection: Frederick Douglass, Ira Aldridge, and Othello
February 13 | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
February’s monthly lunchtime open house in downtown's landmark Chesapeake Shakespeare theatre commemorates the 200th anniversary of Frederick Douglass' birth. Did you know that Douglass participated in a Shakespeare reading club? He sometimes quoted from Othello in his own writing. Admission is free for the drop-in, casual open house. Bring your lunch. Concessions will be open, selling beverages and snacks.

An Evening with Tayari Jones
February 14 | 6:30 - 8 p.m. | Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library
Join the Enoch Pratt Free Library for a Valentine's Day evening with novelist Tayari Jones who will read and discuss her new book "An American Marriage," followed by a book signing and heart-themed refreshments.

Underground Railroad for Kids
February 17 | 1 - 3 p.m. | Mount Clare Museum House
Learn about the Underground Railroad and how enslaved persons escaped using the stars as their guides. During this interactive program, participants will read Follow the Drinking Gourd, develop our own secret code, and make a constellation scope to take home. Pre-paid reservations are required. Space is limited. Tour is included. Email [email protected] for additional information.

Phoebe and Eubie: The Odd Couple
February 18 | 1-2 p.m. | Jewish Museum of Maryland
Phoebe Jacobs saved the careers of almost all early African American jazz pioneers, including Baltimorean Eubie Blake. Throughout her career, Jacobs was the publicist, manager, producer and fixer for such trailblazers as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Surah Vaughan and Wynton Marsalis. Jacobs was also an avowed feminist and civil rights activist, who would eventually take on the mafia and the political establishment to bring about a semblance of equality for all jazz musicians.

Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Book Fair
February 24 | 12-4 p.m. | Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Museum & Park
The Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Literary Forum & Book Fair will be held at the Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Museum & Park. Featuring authors, publishers, publicists, literary agents, vendors, exhibitors, spoken word artists, performers. Children books, Christian books, poetry, inspirational, educational, historical and other positive literary works. Free and open to the public. RSVP: [email protected].

Frederick Douglass Week Tours
Through September 3, 2018
Join BBH Tours to celebrate the life of abolitionist Frederick Douglass with lectures, re-enactments, tours and discussions. Contact Lou Fields, 443-983-7974 or [email protected].

Baltimore’s Legends & Legacies Jubilee
February 17 | Noon-4 p.m. | Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park
In celebration of Black History Month, Visit Baltimore and GreiBo Entertainment will present an afternoon of free, interactive and family-friendly activities from the city’s top attractions to celebrate Baltimore’s rich African American heritage and culture, while encouraging inclusivity and community engagement.

Black Box: Kara Walker & Hank Willis Thomas
Through March 18 | 12-5 p.m. | The Baltimore Museum of Art
Walker’s Salvation, 2000, is a complex consideration of African American and female identity within the tragic history of American slavery. The central silhouetted female figure is characteristic of Walker’s work, which collides racial stereotypes and violent scenes with the genteel tradition of cut paper silhouettes.

Celebrate Black History Month at the B&O
February 1-28 | The B&O Railroad Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate
The B&O Railroad Museum celebrates the contribution of African Americans to the railroad industry. Learn about these men and women who filled vital jobs along the B&O Railroad line and understand how significant social issues, such as segregation, affected railroading.

7th Annual Johns Hopkins Black History Month Student Competition
February 24-March 3| The Creative Alliance
In collaboration with Johns Hopkins, the Creative Alliance hosts a Black History Month Competition featuring works by Baltimore public school students that depict the history of African Americans in Baltimore.

The Eubie Blake Cultural Center
Through Feb. 28
One Baltimore family, three generations of photographers, documenting the strength, beauty and pride of the African American community during 1940's-’60s segregation and the Civil Rights Movement.

The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum
Celebrate Black History Month throughout the entire month of February at The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum. The museum hosts an assortment of events including roundtables, documentaries, panel discussions and more.

Meet Frederick Douglass During the Civil War
February 17, April 14 | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Baltimore Civil War Museum
Steve Cole aka Frederick Douglass will greet visitors at the Frederick Douglass - Isaac Myers Museum during Jubilee on February 17, as well as at the Baltimore Civil War Museum on April 14.

Fitness Yoga and Mindfulness

Yoga & Whiskey
Every Sunday | 10 a.m. | Sagamore Spirit
Grab your yoga mat and join us at the distillery every Sunday in February. Start with a tour of the distillery and then head to the processing room, where you will begin your yoga practice with a local instructor from CorePower Yoga.


African Dance Class with Keur Khaleyi
Feb. 10 | 5:30 – 7 p.m. | Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center
African dance occupies a central place in cultures throughout Africa, embodying energy and a graceful beauty flowing with rhythm. Free your mind, body and spirit by learning dance basics with Jihan Von Hendricks, artistic director and founder Keur Khaleyi.

Yoga at the Zoo
Feb. 11 | 8 a.m. | The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Now’s your chance to connect even closer to nature during Yoga at the Zoo. Whether you’re just beginning or you’re looking to perfect your practice, a 60-minute yoga class at the Zoo offers something wildly different.

Donut Run at Lake Roland
Feb. 24 | 9 a.m. | Lake Roland
Donuts and hot beverages await you at the end of this short (5 miles or less) run through Lake Roland's marked trails.