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Award-winning authors & middle schoolers to address racial justice, peace and more at panel discussion

D. Watkins
D. Watkins will participate tomorrow in a panel discussion with Baltimore middle schoolers on the topic of social justice. Photo via

One Book Baltimore will host tomorrow at 10 a.m. virtual community conversations between 300 middle schoolers and award-winning authors, including locals D. Watkins and Wes Moore, around the topics of social unrest, crime, inequality, and racial violence.

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.

10 Things to Do This Weekend: An Afternoon of Asimov; Ravens in the Playoffs

Explore the work of Isaac Asimov in a virtual event on Jan. 10.

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

Sorry, not this year.

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:

10 Things to do this Weekend in Baltimore: Ice Sculpting Masters, Window Solstice, Yuletide Village

Window Solstice in Butchers Hill. (Photo via Facebook/Martha Simons)

It’s the final countdown before the holidays, but COVID-19 cases are raging and restrictions are at some of their most stringent. So we’re just gonna have to make due and celebrate the best we can, with drive through events, self-guided tours and virtual gatherings. Check out some events around the city and region:

Get Festive in Holiday East with Joyful Jams


Aliceanna Street

Enjoy the sweet sounds of holidays on the harbor. Join us this Saturday, December 19th, from 12pm-4pm for Joyful Jams. Shop and dine the best of Baltimore while you take in live music and festive tunes from local artists. Pose in front of our holiday “selfie station” throughout the season! #HarborEastHoliday.

10 Things to Do in Baltimore This Weekend: Holiday House Tour; Streaming Jazz; Maker Markets



Lighting up the neighborhood in Brewers Hill

Stay safe and wear a mask. If you choose to go out this weekend, follow the precautions that are designed to keep us from spreading COVID-19. While there are new restrictions from the city as cases rise, there’s still a chance to check out some holiday festivities and support local businesses, spaced apart. Here’s a look at a few options:

One-Day Holiday Makers Market at Green Spring Station


Saturday, December 12th | 10 am – 4 pm
Event is FREE and open to the public

Green Spring Station along with Taken, and WTMD-FM will once again host a one-day holiday marketplace featuring Baltimore’s most talented artisans as they ‘set up shop’ around the center in this 5th Annual Holiday Makers Market!

The Makers Market will feature 15+ LOCAL holiday vendors and artisans all socially-distanced and keeping with COVID policy- safe and sanitized shopping throughout the outdoor center. Also, enjoy a special pop-up shop curated by Taken and live music for some holiday fun!

A Pop Up at the Shops – Holiday Shopping at The Shops at Kenilworth


Join The Shops at Kenilworth to shop holiday giftables and the trendiest looks for the season on Wednesday, December 9 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Dash through your to-do list all in one place with The Shops at Kenilworth businesses as well as other local boutiques popping up for the night, such as:

  • Match Made Stores
  • B. Boutique
  • Su & Lou
  • A.R. Workshop

With special co-host, Kate Cook!