This Weekend in Baltimore

January 18 - 20

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Baltimore offers a great lineup of festivals, museum events and exhibitions, 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!

Experience all that Baltimore has to offer when you stay overnight with one of these amazing Stay & Play hotel offers.

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Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week

Various locations and times
Jan. 11 - 20
Baltimore is a delicious city. Try somewhere new, go out to lunch, have a date night (or two). Two-course brunch and lunch menus range from $12-20, and three-course dinner menus range from $20-$35. Share your Baltimore Restaurant Week experiences with us on social media with the hashtag #BaltRW!
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Last Weekend for the Pandora Ice Rink

Harborplace Amphitheater Inner Harbor
Now - Jan. 21, 1 - 3 p.m. 
Break the ice at the PANDORA 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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Fun Home

Baltimore Center Stage
Jan. 17 – Feb. 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.
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Art After Hours

The Baltimore Museum of Art
Jan. 18, 8 – 11 p.m.
Come dressed up or down, sip a signature cocktail, dance, and create an artwork to take home. Tickets include evening access to the galleries, entertainment, and a free food or drink item. Beer, wine, and light bites are available for purchase.
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Battle of the Bands - Round 1 | Show 1 of 2

UNION Craft Brewing
Jan. 18, 7 – 10:30 p.m.
Join UNION for a night of great music, beer, and eats as 8 bands (4 each date) battle it out for a chance at $500 plus a spot at the 2019 Charm City Bluegrass Festival!
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Edgar Allan Poe's 210th Birthday Celebration

Westminster Hall and Burying Ground
Jan. 19
It’s the 210th birthday of Poe, watch the world premiere of "Dark Descent: Within the House of Usher!" A new view (with narration, music and dance) on Poe's chilling tale of a dark decaying house and the ancient family of Usher that is now dying with it. This story is considered Poe's finest short story. This unique performance is the brainchild of The Poe Project.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have a Dream Weekend

Port Discovery Children’s Museum
Jan. 19 – 21
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy through fun, educational activities at Port Discovery’s “I Have a Dream Weekend.” Experience African-American history and heritage through interactive programs and performances designed to educate, inspire and help children understand the impact Martin Luther King, Jr. made on America and the world. Learn from the African American Quilters of Baltimore, take a step back in time during Living History performances featuring prominent African Americans and so much more!
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Minnow’s Bombtastic Drag Brunch

Jan. 19, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Join Minnow for their first Bombtastic Bottomless Drag Brunch in 2019, featuring the wonderful drag diva Bombalicious! Guests will enjoy a progressive tasting of our tapas style brunch menu, bottomless bloody marys and mimosas, and an incredible show from Bombalicious!
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A Fantastical Farewell to Houdini

Jewish Museum of Maryland
Jan. 20, 1 – 2 p.m.
Watch what has been called “The World’s Most Difficult Card Trick”, along with the Mind Reading Fortune Cookie in this fun farewell performance to our beloved Houdini exhibit, Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini.
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Brush Lettering Workshop

Baltimore Museum of Industry
Jan. 20, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Learn brush pen lettering techniques including several writing and lettering styles, composition, basic and advanced mark-making and creating texture with designer Jeremy Friend. Supplies provided; no experience necessary. Suitable for ages 14+.
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