Once again, it’s time to spend at home a day that would normally have big plans and packed restaurants. Fortunately, Baltimore venues have a few options for giving Valentine’s Day at home some romance, or fun. Plus, a chance to learn about a new book, new beers and learn about memory.
There’s no question: Virtual events aren’t the same as an in-person experience. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of being in the room with others, and having a chance to chat with some of those fellow attendees before and after the program.
One advantage of the virtual format, however, is that local organizations can host personalities from wherever they might be, without having to come to Baltimore. It’s local meets global. That’s especially apparent this weekend, as Baltimore organizations bring us live streaming concerts and talks, and a benefit for local restaurants brings together numerous entertainment and sports figures. Plus, Baltimore CeaseFire weekend returns.
A former Baltimore city councilman has a new role leading an organization creating space for the city’s artists and makers.
The long winter of virtual events remains this weekend, but there’s good news: We’re seeing more variations and creative approaches to keep annual events alive. This weekend, revisit H.L. Mencken’s last hours, check out gallery openings and take a polar plunge — all from home.
Events are all virtual, but that’s not stopping the city’s happenings from going forward. An ice festival, concerts, gallery openings and author talks are all going forward. You just have to tune in from home. At least it’s warm there.
Venture capitalists invested $1.159 billion into Maryland companies, according to data from the MoneyTree Report by PwC/CB Insights. It marks the third-highest VC dollar total in a year since 2000 and the highest since 2001.
10 Things to Do in Baltimore This Weekend: MLK Lecture; Livestream Concerts; Bengie’s Double Feature
On MLK weekend, celebrate the legacy of civil rights, or virtually attend a lecture on race in America today. Elsewhere, there are a few livestream concerts from local musicians and venues. Or, if you’re seeking escapism, take a virtual tour of the Cloisters.
As we enter 2021, the U.S. still facing an economic recession and massive unemployment as a result of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. That means relief packages we were introduced to in 2020 will continue, too.
Welcome to winter. The holiday season is over, and the vaccine is still at least a few months off. This is the time when we’re going to have to hunker down. It might also be a time to check out a virtual event from a local institution. This week’s options include literary, musical and film options, all to be enjoyed at home. Or, perhaps the Ravens will give us a playoff run.
10 Things to Do on New Year’s Eve in Baltimore: Virtual Dance Parties; Take-out Get Down; Countdown at Noon
We’re ready to say goodbye to 2020. Will 2021 be better? We don’t know, but it will be new and that’s something.
When it comes to marking the new year, however, it remains very 2020. Baltimore city canceled New Year’s Eve fireworks, and officials are telling residents not to attend big events. Still, the event organizers of Baltimore are providing some options to soundtrack your living room dance party, and provide the menu. Plus, the kids have plenty of options for the noontime new year. Ending the year a bit early? They’ve got the right idea. Check out local New Year’s Eve events below: