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Holiday Program Featuring Renowned Vocal Ensemble VOCES8 on 12/6


On Friday, December 6, experience the world-renowned vocal ensemble VOCES8. In the resonant setting of the Church of the Redeemers’ nave, witness a beautiful holiday program from this London-based a capella group. The program will begin at 7:30pm. Following the concert, join Church of the Redeemer in the Parish Hall for a reception and chance to meet the artists. Tickets are $30 and $25 for students with valid ID. Click here to purchase tickets.

Weekend Events Calendar: Whiskey Festival, Warhol Ball, celebrate the Laughing Pint and more

Baltimore Whiskey Festival
The Baltimore Whiskey Festival is this weekend.

It’s the last palate cleanser before Thanksgiving, so take some time to indulge. This weekend, celebrate the new–an art exhibit, a theater season and a bookstore–while reflecting on all that a corner bar has given. Here’s the menu:

Stumpy’s Hatchet House: Kick Axe Time in Towson


Axe throwing is the craze that’s sweeping the nation. If you’re looking for a great time, whether it be for a date night or a group event, Stumpy’s Hatchet House in Towson is the most fun hatchet-throwing arena in the Baltimore area!

With locations in both Towson and Frederick, Stumpy’s is making a name for itself across Maryland. Originating in Eatontown, New Jersey, Stumpy’s Hatchet House has become one of the most prolific and expansive urban axe throwing companies in the United States. With close to fifteen axe throwing locations currently open, and plans for close to a dozen more opening up across the nation, there’s no time like the present to give Stumpy’s Hatchet House a shot!

Whether you’re looking for a corporate team building activity, a fun date night, a special birthday party for adults, or a bachelor/bachelorette party, Stumpy’s Hatchet House is the place for you.

Kickoff the Holidays at Harbor East’s Black Friday Block Party


Cheers to sweet sales & less stress! Join Harbor East for a sophisticated and civilized alternative to mall mayhem at the 3rd Annual Black Friday Block Party. Skip the holiday frenzy and enjoy leisurely shopping events, a brunch cocktail bar from Bond Street Social, live music by Reverend Smackmaster and The Congregation of Funk, complimentary hot chocolate and family-friendly activities (including crafts, a caricature artist and appearances by holiday characters).  RSVP for Free Parking and giveaways. The first 100 RSVP guests to check in will receive a complimentary welcome cocktail, on us! Proudly supporting The Family Tree.

Kick off the Season with a Holiday Hoopla at The Village of Cross Keys on 11/30


On Saturday, November 30, deck the halls at The Village of Cross Keys at their Holiday Hoopla. Enjoy strolling carolers while you start your holiday shopping. Check out the season’s arts and crafts while you sip hot cocoa. Santa will be there for pictures, checking his list twice, so make sure you are on your best behavior. The Village of the Cross Keys’ Holiday Hoopla is the perfect way to kick off the season.

Weekend Events Calendar: Oyfest, Stop Making Sense, Bridal and Wedding Expo

A still from “Stop Making Sense.” Image via IMDB.

While we’re starting to see some holiday happenings pop up, this remains one last chance to breathe before the big rush. Dress up as an animal and run around the zoo, attend a gala or just dance to the music of the Talking Heads. It’s all on the menu this weekend. Here’s the full lineup:

The BMA Presents Major Exhibition Exploring Development of Abstract Art Through the Work of Black Artists


The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presents Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art, an exhibition that captures the significant contributions that black artists have made to the development of abstraction from the 1940s to the present. On view through January 19, 2020, Generations explores the multifaceted power of abstract art as experimental practice, personal exploration, and profound political choice for decades of black artists. The exhibition features nearly 80 paintings, sculptures, and mixed-media installations by such notable artists as Kevin Beasley, Mark Bradford, Sam Gilliam, Jennie C. Jones, Norman Lewis, Lorna Simpson, and Alma W. Thomas. The exhibition is curated by Christopher Bedford, BMA Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director, and Katy Siegel, BMA Senior Research & Programming Curator and Thaw Chair of Modern Art at Stony Brook University. The exhibition is co-organized by the BMA and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

Weekend Events Calendar: Screaming Females, fall festivals, basement bar tour and more

Screaming Females. Credit: Farrah Skeiky.

With an extra hour of sleep under our belts, it’s time to enjoy the fall air this weekend. Festivals celebrate the homes of Highlandtown, the wings of Fells Point and the harvest. Plus, Brilliant Baltimore continues, bringing a special chance to dance in an underpass.