This is your first call for the holidays. It’s the weekend to take the initial pass and get into some of the attractions before the hubbub. Plus, plenty of chances to start shopping. Elsewhere, check out Oyfest and see new exhibits at BMA’s Art After Hours.
The goal of our site’s Event Picks is to make you a match, find you a find, catch you a catch when it comes to tracking down great ways to spend your free time. We look all across the interwebs to make you a perfect match. And that’s why we’re directing you to the Hippodrome Theatre tonight, for the first night of a five-day run of the classic musical “Fiddler on the Roof.”
Event pick: An informed, theatrical lesson on Baltimore’s manufacturing legacy at Checkerspot Brewing
“Sweat,” at Everyman Theatre through Nov. 25, touches on the troubled times and lives of steel country in Reading, Pennsvlvania, in the early 2000s amid a union dispute. While the story happens roughly 100 miles away from here, and decades after the painful decline of industry in Baltimore, the tale should ring some familiar bells in 2018 in this once industrially renowned town, Tim Smith wrote in his final theater review for The Sun.
Enjoy a lively evening Saturday, November 10 at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles Street, as Baltimore Fishbowl columnist and local writer Marion Winik, The Baltimore Book of the Dead, and Laura Lippman, Sunburn, discuss their newest books, the unpredictable writing life, and Baltimore.
Join Harbor East for a sophisticated and civilized alternative to mall mayhem at the 2nd Annual Black Friday Block Party on Friday, November 23 from 11am – 4pm. Skip the holiday frenzy and enjoy leisurely shopping events, a mimosa and bloody mary bar, live music, a complimentary DIY hot chocolate bar and family-friendly activities for the little ones (including face painting, cookie decorating, a balloon artist and appearances from holiday characters). RSVP for Free Parking and giveaways. The first 100 RSVP guests to check in will receive a complimentary cocktail, on us! It isn’t all about the receiving either – proceeds to help benefit Helping Up Mission Women’s & Children’s Program/ Inspiring Hope Campaign. Cheers to sweet sales and less stress!
Weekend Events Calendar: John Waters Film Marathon, U+N Fest 7, Highlandtown Basement Bar Tour and more
The sun is going down a bit earlier, but there’s still a chance to take in another week between the busy fall and frenetic holidays. This weekend, enjoy the harvest in the city or out at the farm. Or, take in the last gasp of the Charm City Fringe Festival. Plus, AlienCon lands at the Baltimore Convention Center.
This Weekend Events Post is sponsored by Mount Washington Tavern – Make sure to check out their weekly specials including Rib Nights, T-bone Nights and more.