10 Things to Do in Baltimore This Weekend: Turkey Day Trot, Holiday Shopping, Streaming Jazz

Keystone Korner has a weekend of concerts with Johnny O’Neal.

Thanksgiving may not be as big or close-knit this year, but there’s still a whole weekend in front of us to kick off the holiday season. So here are a few things to do, from home or at a distance. Black Friday and Small Business Saturday look a bit different this year, but there’s still a chance to support local entrepreneurs and grab a gift for relatives. Plus, check out some intriguing local jazz options, virtually.

Holiday “Pod Shopping” at Star Bright Farm


Star Bright Farm is offering a unique opportunity for private booking to shop in our store. Call it “Pod Shopping!” Inquire to book your time.

Pod shopping will be available on Thursdays and Fridays for the duration of the holiday season. Reservations are available for 5-10 shoppers, your close “Pod” that you are comfortable with. So gather a group of close friends and take the time to enjoy this season together with peace of mind. Your group will have the Barn Market to yourselves for just over an hour; a time to shop, relax and maybe sip a little champagne or herbal tea with a snack. Complimentary Champagne, tea and snack are included. This will be a stress free and safe way to enjoy your holiday shopping during unprecedented times!!

To make a reservation, please visit If you would like to inquire in advance, reach out to [email protected].

John Waters will be a presenter at the Pornhub Awards, Dec. 15

Image via Baltimore Soundstage’s Facebook.

After donating the bulk of his fine art collection to the Baltimore Museum of Art last week, Baltimore writer and filmmaker John Waters is turning his attention to a different art form.

10 Things to Do in Baltimore This Weekend: Holiday Season Revs Up with Tree Lighting, Zoo Lights, Winter Village

Four Seasons’ Winter Village (Courtesy photo)

It’s going to be a different holiday season, but the calendar goes on, and as we get ready for Thanksgiving, the festive events are starting. Get a look at how things are kicking off this weekend, plus a little streaming live music, and art openings.

BmoreArt’s Picks: Nov. 17-23


BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas. For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is updated on a daily basis.

To submit your calendar event, email us at [email protected]

Philanthropy Tank Baltimore’s 1st Annual Finals Event



Mark your calendars for Philanthropy Tank Baltimore’s 1st Annual Finals Event scheduled to be broadcast on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19th at 7:00 p.m. EST on Philanthropy Tank’s website, Facebook, and Instagram.

Now serving Baltimore City youth and families after a solid track record in Florida, Philanthropy Tank fuels and inspires the next generation of youth, Empowering CHANGEmakers. Students identify social issues that confront their communities and the Philanthropy Tank program challenges, empowers, and equips them to develop and execute sustainable initiatives and solutions to these problems.

Bmore Art Picks: Nov. 10-16


BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

To submit your calendar event, email [email protected]!

MASKERade Baltimore
ongoing through November 13
presented by Maryland Art Place

The LGBTQ Fund at BCF and Maryland Art Place proudly present MASKerade Baltimore – a virtual silent auction and mask design competition to raise awareness and funds for issues facing the LGBTQ community in Baltimore. Since launching in 2018, The LGBTQ Fund at BCF has awarded nearly $100,000 to organizations fighting discrimination, providing health services, producing arts and culture events and supporting LGBTQ youth with anti-bullying and suicide prevention programs.

Local music venues face uncertainty as pandemic wears on

The exterior of jazz club Keystone Korner. Image via Facebook.

Jazz impresario Todd Barkan has been putting together concerts for nearly half a century. In 1972 he acquired the Keystone Korner club in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood and turned it into one of the decade’s premier jazz venues. He relocated to New York in the 1980s to produce albums, work with the Boys Choir of Harlem, and, in 2001, became Jazz at Lincoln Center’s artistic administrator. He was named a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master in 2018, and in 2019 he revived his Keystone Korner club in Baltimore’s Harbor East neighborhood.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t care one bit about those career achievements, however. “I’m one of the most elder and experienced jazz presenters in the world, but that doesn’t help me in this situation,” Barkan says by phone in September, adding that, at 74-years-old, “I’m facing by far the most difficult challenge in my entire life in music.”