It’s cold, but Baltimore is full of warmth this weekend. The Baltimore Boat Show offers a chance to think about summer, or a celebration of the Year of the Rat provides community at the Walters Art Museum. Plus, art openings abound. Here’s the lineup:
Friday, Jan. 24
Baltimore Boat Show: through Jan. 26 at Baltimore Convention Center. In the cold of winter, take a chance to dream of summer on the bay. The boat show has top brands, seminars and activities like a crab pickin’ contest.
“Cats”: Through January 26 at the Hippodrome Theatre. A touring company performs a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical.
Domesticity’s Grand Opening Extravaganza: Jan. 24-26. at Domesticity. The fabric shop and sewing studio celebrates its opening on Harford Road with a weekend of giveaways and other activities.
Charm City Bluegrass Presents: Geraldine: 6-8 p.m. at Pitango Bakery and Cafe. The bluegrass band plays the Fells Point cafe as part of Charm City Bluegrass’ Friday night music series.
Piano Meditation Concert: 7:30 p.m. at An Die Musik. Drawing on influences including neo-soul and hip-hop, Aaron Hill Key presents a musical program titled “Reflections.”
Padded Walls: 7 p.m. at Baltimore Soundstage. The rock band releases a new album. Parallel Heights, The Henchmen, Lockemy and Steep Steps join the bill.
Wendel Patrick Quartet: 8-11 p.m. at Creative Alliance. The versatile musician performs in Highlandtown.
BIG Time: 8 p.m. at Baltimore Improv Group Theatre. Maryland Book Bank Program Manager Kim Crout tells tales of her life, which form the basis for improv comedy.
Queer Bollywood Party: A Tribute to International Music: 8 p.m. at Rituals. The North Avenue venue features music from DJ Sylent Hill and DJ Llama, with videos.
World/Inferno Friendship Society: 9 p.m. at Ottobar. The Brooklyn band that merges punk, soul, klezmer and jazz plays Baltimore. The show also features Gallows Bound, Strong Zero and the Vanishing Hitchhikers.
Saturday, Jan. 25
Chesapeake Oyster, Wine and Beer Festival: noon-4 p.m. at The Assembly Room. The 13th edition of the festival offers local bivalves, brews and bubbly.
Pajama Release Day: noon-5 p.m. at UNION Collective. UNION Craft Brewing’s collaboration oatmeal stout with neighbor Vent Coffee Roasters debuts. Attendees who wear pajama pants get extra perks.
Botanical Art Show: noon-3 p.m. at Cylburn Arboretum. Baltimore City Parks and Rec hosts an art show of botanical drawings.
Listening Party: Soul Food/Soul Jazz: 2:30-5 p.m. at Baltimore Museum of Art. The Baltimore Kissa Society hosts a listening party inside Mickalene Thomas’ installation “A Moment’s Pleasure.” Includes complimentary drinks.
“Lola Flash Now: 40 Years After MICA”: 4-7 p.m. at Gallery Blue Door. The event celebrates the opening of a career-spanning exhibition by the celebrated American photographer and MICA alum whose work explores social, LGBT and feminist issues.
Jeff Dunham: Seriously: 5 p.m. at Royal Farms Arena. The ventriloquist, stand-up comedian and actor comes to Baltimore.
“Constructed”: Exhibition Opening Reception: 5-8 p.m. at Full Circle Fine Art Services. The group exhibition features a variety of media, from artists Graham Coreil-Allen, Khánh H. Lê, Mark Luthringer, D.S. Mangus and James Singewald.
Black and White Party 2020: 8 p.m. at Enoch Pratt Free Library Central Library. Pratt Contemporaries hosts the annual soiree at its newly renovated Central Library. This year’s theme is “The Wizard of Oz.”
“On the Verge” Exhibition Opening: 6-8 p.m. at Creative Alliance. A new exhibit featuring work from 25 new and emerging artists opens in Highlandtown
The Connells: 8 p.m. at Rams Head Live. The jangle pop band from Raleigh, NC, makes a stop in Baltimore.
Sunday, Jan. 26
Beer Maria: Fully Tilted Musical Collab. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. at Full Tilt Brewing. The Govans brewery is collaborating with All Time Low on a beer called Beer Maria: Count Me In. The band will be at the taproom for the release to mark the occasion.
Lunar New Year Celebration: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Walters Art Museum. Welcome the Year of the Rat with performances by the Baltimore Chinese School and Johns Hopkins Lion Dance Troupe, plus a chance to make paper flowers.
Gil and Mary Ziemski Memorial Polish Festival: 1-7 p.m. at Our Lady of Hope School Hall. Featuring music from The Local Boyz, Polish food, drinks, games and more.
Little Italy Meatball Fest: 3-6 p.m. at Pandola Learning Center. Joe Benny’s hosts the feast and crowns the best meatball.
Toki Underground Pop-Up: 5-9 p.m. at The Bluebird Cocktail Room & Pub. The D.C. ramen spot comes to town with seasonal ramen, steamed buns, charred cabbage with yum yum sauce and more. The bar will supply a menu of cocktails inspired by the film “Seven Samurai.”
Essential Tremors Presents: Midnight Sun: 8 p.m. at Fadensonnen. The Old Goucher biergarten hosts the monthly event from the podcast Essential Tremors. This week’s act is the new band featuring Hanna Olivegren, Steve Strohmeier and Matthew Pierce.
The Drip “Groove Syndicate Edition”: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. at The Crown. The house music party brings together DJs from around the Mid-Atlantic.
- The Second Annual Nerd Prom comes to Baltimore Soundstage on Feb. 1.
- Small Foods Party offers tiny treats at the American Visionary Art Museum on Feb. 8.
- Belgian Beer Fest arrives at Max’s Taphouse for the weekend of Feb. 14.