This Weekend in Baltimore

January 17 - 19

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Baltimore offers a great lineup of festivals, museum events, exhibitions, Baltimore maker gatherings, theatrical performances, sporting events, concerts and so much more. Check back each week to see our hand-picked event highlights. Get out, relax and have fun this weekend!

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Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week

Participating Baltimore Restaurants
Jan. 10 - 19
The oldest, biggest, and best Restaurant week in the region returns January 10-19, 2020. Dine out at Maryland's best restaurants while they offer exquisite food and exceptional deals.
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$2 Family Fun Night presented by Maryland 529

Port Discovery Children's Museum
Jan. 17, 4 - 8 p.m.
Explore Port Discovery’s BIG new exhibits, The SkyClimber and The Port, and three floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits for just $2 per person!
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National Aquarium: Half-Price Friday Nights

National Aquarium
Fridays after 5 p.m.
Friday is your night! Get access to our award-winning exhibits for half the price of general admission during Half-Price Friday Nights, brought to you by M&T Bank. An evolution of our Fridays After Five program, Half-Price Friday Nights runs year-round, allowing you to spend any (or every) Friday evening after 5 pm with our 20,000-plus animal residents.
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Elvis' Birthday Fight Club 10th Anniversary - Baltimore

Creative Alliance
Jan. 17 - 18, 7 - 11 p.m.
“Elvis" and Kittie Glitter take care of business as hosts of this hilarious underground fight club. In seven elaborately staged rounds, this action-packed, punch-drunk evening offers flim-flam fisticuffs, cartoon-like violence, below-the-belt comedy, and hot tah-tahs. Between bouts burlesque talents will keep the audience "all shook up."
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Broadway and Beyond with Ben Crawford

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Jan. 17 - 19, 3 and 8 p.m.
Vocalist Ben Crawford, current star of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, returns to the BSO to perform show-stopping songs from Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, South Pacific, Company and more.
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PBR: Velocity Tour

Royal Farms Arena
Jan. 17 – 18, 7 p.m.
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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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The Legwarmers: Ultimate 80’s Experience

Rams Head Live
Jan. 18, 9 p.m.
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Drop-In Art Activities at the Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum
Jan. 18 - 19
Drop-in, explore materials and create a work of art to take home. Each month features a new theme, and each weekend features a new project.
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Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art
Last weekend
Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art offers a sweeping new perspective on the contributions black artists have made to the evolution of visual art from the 1940s to the present moment. Artists featured include pioneers of postwar abstraction once overlooked by history, such as Norman Lewis, Alma W. Thomas, and Jack Whitten, as well as artists from a younger generation such as Kevin Beasley, Mark Bradford, Martin Puryear, Lorna Simpson, and many others.
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Edgar Allan Poe Birthday Celebration 2020

Westminster Hall and Burying Ground
Jan. 18, 3 p.m.
Celebrate Poe's Birthday! Since 1982 the Poe Birthday Celebration has been the Poe event in Baltimore! People from around the world have trekked to Baltimore to join in the celebration! This year the Poe Project present "Poe-pourri!"The Poe Project created a staged adaptation, with music and narration, featuring three different, yet equally powerful and timeless poems by Poe: The Coliseum; Eldorado; and perhaps the world's most famous and recognizable poem, The Raven! Through the pairing of theatre and music, the Poe Project's purpose is to discover the new and creative ways of dramatically presenting the brilliantly macabre combination of darkness and beauty within Poe's works for live audiences.
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