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Weekend Events Calendar: Valentine’s Day, Chocolate Fest, Belgian Beer Fest and more

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It’s time to return to the quiver and find the arrow that will point toward love. Luckily, Baltimore has Valentine’s Day events for all comers, from the sweet to the doomed. Even the songs range from saucy to sad. Plus, check out Black History Month events around the city from Pennsylvania Avenue to Highlandtown.

Grand Opening for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – 2/19/20

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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is celebrating the grand opening of their Roland Park at Mt. Washington Mill office. The celebration will begin at 5:00pm on February 19th. There will be live music as well as complimentary hors d’oeuvres and local beer and wine provided by The Corner Pantry. It will be held at the office location: 1340 Smith Avenue Baltimore, MD  21209. The building is located next to Amazing Glaze and Loyal Companion, across from Whole Foods.

See Why Thousands of Grateful Parents Are Changing Their Family Dynamic for the Better

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The popular Parent Lecture hosted annually by SHEMESH and Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School returns, featuring Dr. Pat Friman, a dynamic speaker who will share practical strategies for increasing your children’s health, happiness and good behavior. Dr. Friman is a world-renowned expert on behavioral pediatrics and guides parents of children of all ages to create a calm, nurturing and loving home. Join us on February 26 and see why thousands of grateful parents are changing their family’s dynamic for the better. Learn more and register today!

Antisemitism: Here and Now – with Dr. Deborah Lipstadt

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There been a noticeable uptick in anti-Semitic incidents in America. Where is all this hatred coming from? Is there any significant difference between left-wing and right-wing anti-Semitism? What role has the anti-Zionist movement played?

Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt, Dorot professor of Holocaust studies at Emory University in Atlanta and renowned author, will give her own brilliantly argued, and certain to be controversial, responses to these troubling questions at Beth Tfiloh Congregation’s Annual Dahan Lecture on Thursday, March 19 at 7 PM.

Dr. Lipstadt has published and taught about the Holocaust for close to 40 years. Her books include “Denying the Holocaust” (1993), “History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier” (2005), “The Eichmann Trial” (2011), and “Antisemitism: Here and Now” (2019).

This event is free and open to the public; no registration needed. Dr. Lipstadt’s book will be available for purchase following the lecture.

Weekend Events Calendar: International Auto Show, Night of 100 Elviras, Oscars Watch Party and more

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A Nissan 370Z from the 2018 Baltimore Auto Show. Photo courtesy of Himmelrich PR.

Get it in gear for a winter weekend with a big car show and small foods highlighting the events around town. There’s a chance to watch the Oscars and celebrate the Babe. Plus, Black History Month events. Let’s take a look:

Weekend Events Calendar: Super Bowl Sunday, Groundhog Day, Art After Hours and more

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Union Craft Brewing end of Summer concert with Future Islands, Joy Postell & Smoke Bellow

It’s that rare weekend when Sunday is the main event. The day starts with Groundhog Day, and moves quickly into the chili cook-offs and big parties of Super Bowl Sunday. Elsewhere, check out Art After Hours featuring Joy Postell (pictured), open mics and Bike Party’s Night at the Arcade.

Jennifer Berk Paintings at Monument Sotheby’s Office in Ruxton – Opening This Thursday

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As part of the ongoing commitment to the community, the Monument Sotheby’s International Realty office located in Roland Park has began hosting gallery shows for local artists. The Ruxton office is following their lead. Opening this Thursday, January 30, 2020 and running until March 18, we will be featuring the paintings of Jennifer Berk.

Jennifer is an expressionist painter and works primarily in acrylic and mixed medium on canvas and paper. After a 25-year career in marketing, Jennifer began studying abstract, landscape and figurative painting under a variety of accomplished, nationally known painters. Never having attended a school of art, Jennifer is otherwise self-taught. Her work has been exhibited in a variety of juried and non-juried shows and can be found in regional and local corporate offices, as well as in private collections from Florence, Italy to Santa Fe, New Mexico.

BMA Hosts Art After Hours On Friday, January 31

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The Baltimore Museum of Art’s popular evening event, Art After Hours, returns on Friday, January 31 from 8pm – 11pm. Spend an evening celebrating radical self-expression through art and fashion inspired by the new exhibition, Ellen Lesperance: Velvet Fist, and the BMA’s retro-cool lobby installation, Mickalene Thomas: A Moment’s Pleasure. Tickets are $25 general admission and $20 for BMA Members, include a free ticket for food or drink. Tickets can be purchased in person at the BMA Box Office, online, or at the door the evening of the event if tickets are still available.

Looking for more? On Sunday, February 2, join Ellen Lesperance for a free knitting workshop from 12pm – 3pm. Open to all ages and skill levels, participants can create squares or strips, culminating an un-patterned or anarchist sweater created by the group. Whether you attend one or both events, it will be a weekend for the arts!

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