Beers, books, basement bar tours, and more are on the schedule this weekend.
Plus, skate at the Inner Harbor ice rink as it opens for the season, watch a Thanksgiving-related play, and enjoy a performance by online comedic star Randy Rainbow.
Check out this weekend’s lineup:
A Visit From Marin, Thursday, Nov. 10, and Friday, Nov. 11, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Music Director Laureate Marin Alsop will return to conduct Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. The orchestra will also be joined by violinist Augustin Hadelich.
The Thanksgiving Play, Thursday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m., Fells Point Corner Theatre. Stop by Fells Point for the Baltimore premiere of “The Thanksgiving Play” by Larissa FastHorse, directed by Brandon Rashad Butts. The satirical play tells the story of “woke” teaching artists putting together an elementary school pageant celebrating Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month, and following grant and school board requirements. There is a pay-what-you-can performance on Nov. 10 and the play runs through Dec. 4.
Peabody Heights Turns 10, Friday, Nov. 11, through Sunday, Nov. 13, Peabody Heights Brewery will celebrate their 10th anniversary with three days of live music, local food, and limited anniversary beers on tap.
Randy Rainbow, Friday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m., Hippodrome Theatre. Randy Rainbow, best known for his online comedy videos, will perform in Baltimore on Friday as part of his “The Pink Glasses Tour.”
Nights on the Fringe, Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12, both nights from 7:30-9 p.m., The Peale. Attend a night (or two) of theater and performing arts, hosted by WYPR’s Aaron Henkin. Enjoy live music, puppets, juggling, and drag performances.
Inner Harbor Ice Rink, Saturday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m., Inner Harbor Amphitheater. The Inner Harbor ice rink was scheduled to open for the season on Friday, but that opening has been pushed back to Saturday due to heavy rain forecasted from Hurricane Nicole. Find hours and information about the rink and other holiday events in this Baltimore Fishbowl article.
Shop Small Holiday Crawl, Saturday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mount Royal Soap Co. Mout Royal Soaps and B. Willow will host 20 Baltimore-area craft and artisan vendors. Additionally, Ekiben and Cocina Luchadoras will be selling their delicious food, and Cafe Los Suenos will be onhand with hot holiday drinks.
Patterson Park BrewFest, Saturday, Nov. 12, noon to 4:30 p.m., Patterson Park, Bull Circle. Drink beers from local brewers, including Checkerspot Brewery, Heavy Seas Beer, Key Brewing, Ministry of Brewing, Monument Brewing, Oliver Brewing and Union Brewery. Attendees can also eat food from Jimmy’s Famous Seafood, Sobeachy Haitian Cuisine, Taco Bar Food Truck and Delisha Peruvian. Two Baltimore-based bands, Miles Gannett Band and The LHL Band featuring Landis Expandis, will perform on the main stage. Proceeds will benefit Friends of Patterson Park.
Ornament Making Workshop, Saturday, Nov. 12, 1 p.m., Four Ten Lofts. Make some ornaments for Maryland Art Place’s upcoming art exhibition and sale event, “UNDER $500.” The workshop is open to children ages 4-16 years old and is free to the public. Oranments will be sold online and in the gallery, with all proceeds going directly to the child who created the ornament.
Highlandtown Basement Bar Tour, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2-8 p.m., Highlandtown. View some of the unique basement bars of Highlandtown homes and businesses during the 15th annual Highlandtown Basement Bar Tour. Check in at the front of Rooftop Hot at 339 S. Conkling St. to get a map and wristband, then tour half a dozen homes as well as shops and galleries along your path. The tour will end at 6 p.m. with a bonfire reception with wine and chestnuts. The tour is for residents 21 and older. Online ticket sales have ended, but tickets can be purchased the day of the event for $35 apiece.
Queering the Collection, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2-3 p.m., The Walters Art Museum. James Smalls, professor and chair of visual arts at University of Maryland Baltimore County, will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of queering visual art of the 19th century. The program will be followed by a Q&A session.
Tacet(i) Ensemble, Saturday, Nov. 12, 3:30 p.m., An Die Musik. Tacet(i) is a Southeast Asian music ensemble on their first American tour, where they will perform with Mudita America Inc. and musicians from Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Institute at An Die Musik.
Book Fair at the Brewery, Sunday, Nov. 13, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ministry of Brewing. Find a good book to dive into while enjoying some beers. Ministry of Brewing has partnered with Greedy Reads and Dreamers & Make Believers to put on the book fair. All ages are welcome at the event, which will have plenty of kid-friendly, non-alcoholic activities. Robyn Ya’men will host a drag queen story hour from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Vendors Koobta Art and Erin Margaret Murphy will sell book-related arts and crafts. Harborque will provide tasty BBQ food. And there will be a book drive for Dundalk Middle School.
Baltimore, Addressed, Sunday, Nov. 13, Baltimore Museum of Art. “Baltimore, Addressed,” an exhibition featuring works by five Baker Artist Award winners, opens at the BMA this weekend and runs through March 12, 2023. The exhibition will include art by Laura Amussen, David Page, Ernest Shaw Jr., Susan Waters-Eller, and Pamela Woolford about their experiences in Baltimore.
Maryland Bridal & Wedding Expo, Sunday, Nov. 13, noon to 5 p.m., Baltimore Convention Center. Meet with wedding professionals to help every aspect of your special day, including the wedding dress, venue, invitations, photographer, music, menu, honeymoon, and more.