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Things To Do this Month in Baltimore

Enjoy over 20 events for all ages this January in Baltimore. Whether you’re looking for food, drink, music, culture or family-friendly, we have it all in Charm City!

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New Year's Eve in Baltimore
Dec. 31 – Jan. 1
Baltimore is the place to be to ring in 2020. Watch the city’s spectacular fireworks display from the Inner Harbor Amphitheater with live music or get an even closer view on one of the special New Year’s Eve cruises. If indoor partying is more your scene, head to Power Plant Live or to the Creative Alliance for dancing, music and champagne toasts. Whatever your celebrating style, Baltimore has you covered. Here’s to a new year!
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Inner Harbor Ice Rink
Harborplace Amphitheater Inner Harbor
Nov. 1 – Jan. 20, 2020,
Monday through Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Break the ice at the Inner Harbor Ice Rink at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, complete with a skate shack, rentals, concessions and entertainment, as well as special events like SkateFest, a learn-to-skate program and more.
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Outdoor Rooftop Skating Rink
Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
Nov. 29 – Jan. 5
Four Seasons fifth floor Harbor Terrace will transform into a 1,800 square foot synthetic ice skating rink boasting expansive views of both the historic Inner Harbor and city skyline. The rink will be filled with holiday sights and sounds featuring hundreds of twinkling lights, festive holiday decor and lively music. Guests can also warm up with holiday favorites, including hot chocolate topped with house made flavored marshmallows and hot toddies.
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PopGrass Fest
UNION Craft Brewing
Jan. 11, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
UNION’s first family concert! Kids love bluegrass, and parents love pop music. So why not combine the two?
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School Is Out, History is in: Cursive
Maryland Historical Society
Jan. 20, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Practice your loops, swirls and basic strokes as we learn how to read historical documents written by Marylanders just like us. Using chalk, ink, quills and paint, participants will be engaged in local history while learning or perfecting this lost art.
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Kokedama Building Workshop
B.Willow Remington
Jan. 22, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Kokedamas, aka "moss balls" are a Japanese style of planting, using moss and specialized soil wrapped around the roots of a plant. These can be hung or set on a dish, creating a beautiful & natural looking way to grow your plants! Each participant will choose their own plant, and learn how to create a kokedama to hang or sit on a surface.
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Festivals

Baltimore Crankie Fest: 2020 Edition
Creative Alliance
Jan. 3 – 5, 6 p.m.
Watch the world’s greatest stories unroll before your eyes! Baltimore's beloved festival of scrolled panoramas known as crankies, returns for its 7th year of fireside wonder.
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SkateFest at the Ice Rink
Inner Harbor Ice Rink
Jan. 10, 6 – 8 p.m.
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Harbor Point Ice Festival
Harbor Point
Jan. 11, 12 – 6 p.m.
The plaza will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland with ice sculptures lining the walkways, DJ's, food vendors, family activities, and more! Watch the excitement as award-winning ice sculptors use chainsaws and chisels to create spectacular ice sculptures.
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Food and Drinks

Craft Your Own Cocktail Tour
Sagamore Spirit
Every Friday in Jan.
Learn how to make a cocktail like the pros! In addition to aa tour of sagamore spirit you’ll get hands on in creating two cocktails, that are easy enough to recreate at home.
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Whiskey & Boots Bar Crawl
Power Plant Live!
Jan. 18, 2 – 8 p.m.
Live music, free giveaways, discounted whiskey and more!
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Black & White Party 2020
Enoch Pratt Free Library
Jan. 25, 8 – 11:59 p.m.
This year’s theme, The Wizard of Oz, will transport guests to the iconic fantasy land that defined a generation of readers and movie-goers alike! This year the Party will return to the Central Library…after all, there’s no place like home! You won’t want to miss it!
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Museums and Exhibitions

MLK Dare to Dream Day
American Visionary Art Museum
Jan. 20, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
You're invited to a FREE celebration honoring one of history's greatest visionaries, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Enjoy birthday cake, a Power Patch printmaking workshop, an artist talk with Instagram star and exhibiting artist Kyle Yearwood, a poetry slam and open mic with Olu Butterfly and Chuck the Mad Ox, and more.
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Music Under the Dome: Ziggy Stardust
Maryland Science Center
Jan. 10, 7 – 10 p.m.
Experience The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and Spiders from Mars in a way you never have before—in 360-degree sound and visuals on the expansive screen of our planetarium dome.
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Lunar New Year Celebration
The Walters Art Museum
Jan. 26, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Celebrate the Year of the Rat during their 11th annual Lunar New Year Celebration, one of the Walters’ most popular events. Enjoy performances by the Baltimore Chinese School, Johns Hopkins Lion Dance Troupe, and more.
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Concert and Shows

Get The Led Out
Rams Head Live
Jan. 4, 9 p.m.
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Saved By The 90s
Rams Head Live
Jan. 10, 9 p.m.
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PBR: Velocity Tour
Royal Farms Arena
Jan. 17 – 18, 7 p.m.
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The Legwarmers: Ultimate 80’s Experience
Rams Head Live
Jan. 18, 9 p.m.
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Cats
Hippodrome Theatre
Jan. 21 – 26
CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now on tour across North America!
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The Devil Makes Three
Rams Head Live
Jan. 23, 8:30 p.m.
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In the Stacks: Part 9
Peabody Library
Jan. 23, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Merging drag, queer silent film, and music by living transgender composers, this performance will explore how gender conformity has been subverted since the earliest forms of music and film.
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Jeff Dunham: Seriously
Royal Farms Arena
Jan. 25, 5 p.m.
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The Wood Brothers w/ Kat Wright
Rams Head Live
Jan. 29, 8 p.m.
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