Holiday Market: A Pop-Up at The Shops at Kenilworth



Join The Shops at Kenilworth on Saturdays, 11/27, 12/4 & 12/11, from 10 a.m. – for their Holiday Market with local makers. This pop-up Holiday Market will be on the Upper Level near Trader Joe’s.

UMBC to host conversation with local journalists Nov. 30

Photo via Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse/Facebook

As local news continues to undergo a crisis, newsrooms throughout the U.S. are working on ways to reimagine local media. 

Oprah Winfrey to join Associated Black Charities for virtual event on Nov. 30

Photo of Ms. Winfrey by Chris Craymer, Harpo, Inc. Photo of Ms. Bell-McKoy by Beverly Funkhouser Photography.

In 1976, 22-year-old Oprah Winfrey drove up from Nashville to start a new job in Baltimore as co-anchor of WJZ’s 6 p.m. weekday newscast.

15 Things to Do in Baltimore This Weekend: Christmas Village Opens, Mary J. Blige, Sebastian Maniscalco and more

Photo courtesy of Visit Baltimore.

In between making preparations for the Thanksgiving feast, there are plenty of chances to get an early jump on holiday festivities this weekend. Check out openings at the Christmas Village, the Made in Baltimore Holiday Pop-up Shop and a new tradition in Center Plaza. Elsewhere, there are live music options, and a two-night stand from comedian Sebastian Maniscalco. Check out the lineup:

Harbor East’s Holiday Haul


Black Friday – November 26th, 11AM-3PM

Experience Black Friday in Harbor East without any of the holiday shopping stress! Join us for festive live music from Chasing Autumn, photo opportunities with Santa, stilt walkers, caricature artists, holiday confections, giveaways and more!

Candy Lane: A new holiday season attraction in Downtown Baltimore

Candy Lane is new holiday season attraction in Downtown Baltimore.

Don’t tell the not-quite-autumn leaves, but 24-foot-tall ice cream cones, a forest of candy canes and thousands of festive lights are on display in downtown Baltimore.

Candy Lane is a larger-than-life experience from the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, a nonprofit management group that is boosting Baltimore’s central business district, which is also home to some of the city’s fastest growing neighborhoods.

From Nov. 20 to Dec. 23, on Wednesdays through Sundays from 5 to 9 p.m., Candy Lane — at Center Plaza, or 100 N. Charles Street — will provide families and furry friends with hot chocolate and holiday cheer — as well as the perfect selfie backdrop.

Finale of ABC’s Equity First Speaker Series to feature Oprah Winfrey


For the fourth and final virtual session of Equity First | a speaker series, Associated Black Charities (ABC) is honored to announce they will host global media leader, philanthropist, producer, and actress Oprah Winfrey in a one-on-one interview led by ABC’s President and CEO, Diane Bell-McKoy. The virtual event will take place on Tuesday, November 30th from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

Maryland Art Place Call For Entry: Under $500



Application Deadline: Saturday, November 20

Application FORM 


UNDER $500

Have your work noticed and purchased by local buyers & collectors, just in time for the holidays! Maryland Art Place (MAP) is seeking artists for “UNDER $500”, our upcoming, winter benefit exhibition/affordable art sale. On Friday, December 10, and Saturday, December 11, 2021, this two-day event will promote the sale of artwork by artists in the Maryland region. The virtual exhibition and sale event will take place on Saturday, December 11 at 10 am – Wednesday, December 15 at 10 pm, to view the site click HERE. Artwork featured virtually will include featured artists in addition to artists presented in the gallery. *Please note: applications received will be selected for either the virtual sale (featured online) exclusively or for both the physical (featured in gallery) AND virtual exhibition (featured online). Your acceptance letter will indicate in which capacity your work will be presented.

Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival returns to Baltimore on Nov. 12

Image via Sweaty Eyeballs Animation

A showcase of the animation world’s most “boundary-pushing, mind-blowing” animation will return to Baltimore City for the third year. 

Join Garrison Forest this Fall to Experience the Campus, Community and Collective GFS Spirit


Located on 110 wooded acres in Owings Mills, Garrison Forest School provides an exceptional educational experience for girls in K-12, plus a national and international boarding option for grades 8-12 and a co-ed Preschool. Students thrive in a supportive environment that helps them find their unique path to success. Please join Garrison Forest this fall to learn more about what makes it a place where students lead, create and innovate with confidence. There are different visit options to fit your schedule and preference:

15 Things to Do in Baltimore This Weekend: Old Time Music Festival; Baltimore Vintage Expo; Peabody Heights’ 9th Anniversary

The Baltimore Vintage Expo. Image via Facebook.

The sun is going down earlier these days, so it’s the time of year when it helps to fill up the calendar to distract from the darkness. Fortunately, Baltimore has plenty lined up this weekend. Festivals offer a chance to explore old time music and new animation. Stages will be filled with music, opera, comedy and theatre. Plus, mark the birthdays of a pair of much-loved destinations and take in some local history. Here’s the lineup:

Maryland Art Place 40th Anniversary Birthday Bash


MAP 40th Anniversary Birthday Bash

Saturday, November 13, 2021 | 6:00 PM

6 pm – 11 pm with an after-party from 11 pm – 2 am

MAP’s 40th Anniversary Birthday party will take place Saturday, November 13 from 6 pm-11 pm with an after-party from 11 pm-2 am! Tickets include an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, birthday cake, DJ, and access to both the Merkin Dream Fashion Show and after-party. You can purchase tickets through either of the below methods via Mission Tix or Givesmart

BMA Exhibition Captures Significance of the 43-Year Friendship Between Baltimore Collector Etta Cone and Artist Henri Matisse


The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presents the first comprehensive exhibition to explore the singular 43-year friendship between Baltimore collector Etta Cone (1870-1949) and French modern master Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Their relationship laid the foundation for the BMA’s Matisse collection which, with more than 1,200 paintings and works on paper is the largest public collection of the artist’s work in the world. A Modern Influence: Henri Matisse, Etta Cone, and Baltimore includes more than 160 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and illustrated books that demonstrate how Cone’s bond with the artist provided her with a sense of identity, purpose, and freedom from convention.

Innovation Day at Boys’ Latin November 13


GRADES 3-8  | 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Calling all boys in grades 3-8, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and join us for a STEAM workshop. Design creative solutions to complex problems while working with experienced faculty and members of our upper school world-ranked robotics team. Our program will highlight just a few examples of the hands-on and innovative activities that take place at Boys’ Latin.  From programming Lego robots in the Lower School to building rollercoasters in the Middle School to working with our upper school robotics team, our event promises to be fun and engaging.