This weekend brings a chance to honor Baltimore history, with celebrations of Lexington Market and Edgar Allan Poe. Plus, there’s plenty of dancing at a b-boy/b-girl battle and the 10th Anniversary of 4 Hours of Funk. On Monday, honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a parade, museum events and service.
“Our ultimate end must be the creation of the beloved community”
– Martin Luther King Jr.
Join Jewish Volunteer Connection (JVC) and the wider community and help move forward Dr. King’s vision of a Beloved Community on this national day of service. Volunteers from across Baltimore will engage in hands-on volunteer projects and inspiring educational opportunities that will impact our beloved community not just on this holiday, but year-round.
Volunteer at this signature community event or at sites throughout Baltimore including soup kitchens, shelters, senior facilities and beautification projects.
Volunteer projects are open for all ages and abilities. Come on your own or with your family and friends! Together, let’s transform Dr. King’s life and teachings into community action.
Weekend Events Calendar: Harbor Point Ice Festival, Ravens Playoff Game Watch Parties, PopGrass Fest and more
Now that we’ve had a week to settle in, it’s time to get back out in the city. The cold weather won’t keep Baltimore festivals down, as ice sculptures descend on Harbor Point this weekend. On Saturday night, purple fever reigns as the Ravens take on the Titans at M&T Bank Stadium in a home playoff game.
What better way to start off 2020 than with good company and great food during Baltimore Restaurant Week. Explore Baltimore’s food scene this January during Baltimore Restaurant Week, running January 10 – January 19. Try somewhere new, treat yourself to lunch, have a date night (or two).
Enjoy two-course brunch and lunch menus, ranging from $15-20, and three-course dinner menus, ranging from $25-$45. Make your reservations early (there will be no formal extension this year). Share your Baltimore Restaurant Week experiences on social media with the hashtag #BaltCityRW2020! Click here to learn more about participating restaurants, the menus offered or to make reservations.
Was your New Year’s Resolution to get more in touch with what’s going on in Baltimore? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got a look at events to get the new decade off and running. From crankies to a showcase of Baltimore artists, it once again shows what makes the city unique.
This weekend, Kwanzaa highlights the holiday celebrations, with events offering entertainment and marketplaces with local goods. Elsewhere, local musicians pay tribute to legends like Fleetwood Mac and Hank Williams. And the Steelers come to town.
Celebrate Kwanzaa on Saturday, 12/28 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. The day will include African dance, drumming performances, workshops, lectures, craft activities, and an African Marketplace celebrating the principle Ujima: Collective Work and Responsibility. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased here.
The markets are starting to wind down, while the celebrations ramp up. On the weekend before Xmas, there’s plenty of chances to party in bars and on the streets. And take a moment to give back.