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Event pick: BSO Musicians, joined by other symphony members, play a brassy benefit at the Basilica

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Photo via Baltimore Symphony Musicians

With Baltimore Symphony Orchestra members’ contract with management set to expire in one week, and potential ensemble-shaping budget cuts still hanging over their heads, the Baltimore Symphony Musicians’ benefit concert for My Sister’s Place, happening tonight at the Basilica downtown, holds a little extra weight.

Weekend Events Calendar: Ravens return to Playoffs, art openings and more

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Photo by Brandon Weigel

As we start off 2019, take a look at some of the work being created in the city, whether it’s public art or SpongeBobs. Or, take in a regularly scheduled dance night in the neighborhood. On Sunday, the attention turns to M&T Bank Stadium for the Ravens’ playoff return.

Baltimore Restaurant Week Runs January 11 – 20

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Baltimore Restaurant Week

Baltimore is a delicious city! Don’t just take our word for it – explore Baltimore’s food scene this January during Baltimore Restaurant Week. Try somewhere new, go out to lunch, have a date night (or two). Get out this winter and treat your taste buds. 

A roundup of New Year’s Eve events to ring in 2019

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Image courtesy of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.

The new year is almost here, and Baltimore restaurants and bars will be celebrating all across town will be celebrating. While there will be no shortage of places offering food and drink specials, we wanted to round up a list of some of the best theme parties, musical performances, vibrant displays and special events to ring in the new year. Here’s a list of some of the best parties happening in Baltimore on and leading up to New Year’s Eve:

Weekend Events Calendar: Kwanzaa celebration, The Feelies, WWE and more

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Image via the Reginald F. Lewis Museum’s Facebook page.

It’s the weekend between the holidays, and the celebrations keep rolling. Kwanzaa arrives in Charm City with a special celebration. Elsewhere, laugh off the Christmas spirit or dance your way into 2019.

Weekend Events Calendar: Last-minute shopping, dance parties and more

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Abdu Ali DJs at Booty PWR on Saturday.

It’s about the time of year when people start getting their lasts in–last-minute shopping, last turns of the year and last looks back. There’s plenty of that this weekend, whether it’s a final holiday market or a tree lighting. But mostly, it’s a time to celebrate. So get dressed up for a winter formal or take the time to gather with others to sing the carols. It’s all on the menu this weekend:

Celebrate the Inaugural BRIX-MAS this Thursday – 12/20

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Brix-mas holiday party

Come one, come all – and get your fill of holiday cheer at the Brick + Board’s inaugural BRIX-MAS, this Thursday, December 20. The holiday cheer includes beer, great music, good vibes and plenty of wood. Starting at 5pm, this will be a celebration of Brick + Board’s workers, clients, vendors, partners, neighbors, community and city! 

Weekend Events Calendar: Old Goucher holiday crawl, Holiday Slay, art markets and more

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Photo by Karol Olson, via Flickr

The final countdown before the holidays is here, and that means it’s time to celebrate. Head out to SantaCon, see lots of tubas perform the seasonal hits or enjoy a Harbor Spectacular on Sunday. For those still shopping, there are plenty of art markets and spots to grab goods from local creators. And in the welcoming spirit, don’t miss the Refugee and Immigrant Arts Feast on Sunday. Here’s the rundown:

Love City Life? Join Live Baltimore for the December Happy Hour on 12/14

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City Life Happy Hour

If you LOVE city life, this is the happy hour for you! Join Live Baltimore at this month’s Happy Hour on December 14 from 5-8pm at Peabody Heights Brewery. Good drinks, good company and good conversation included! For a $10 donation you will receive one glass and one draft beer. The first 100 guests to register will receive the fourth glass in the 2018 series as their take-home pint glass. However, sets of all four 2018 pint glasses will be on sale at this happy hour. Don’t miss out!

Event pick: Deck out gingerbread houses at Das Bier Haus or Das Bierhalle

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Photo via Facebook

It’s the best time of year to be a confectionary architect. Personally, I’ve never been too skilled in the European tradition of gingerbread house making, though it’s easy to appreciate the craft (as well as the ingredients, if and when the builders are willing to see their creations dismantled and devoured).

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