Will Punxsutawney Phil’s shadow emerge? The spring temperatures coming next week mean we may not have to wait. But until then, enjoy a weekend featuring parties across the city and the last chance for football until next fall. If you’d rather watch the Puppy Bowl, plenty of folks are getting together for the cuter competition as well.
Friday, Feb. 1
“Everyday, Everyday, Everyday, Everyday Freedoms”: 5-8 p.m. at MICA Meyerhoff Gallery. The exhibit exploring civic engagement features work from Devin Allen, Aram Han Sifuentes, Kirsten Leenaars and more.
“The Comeback”: 5 p.m. at Baltimore Youth Arts. Studio apprentices Zy and Da’shawn showcase their artwork.
Windup Two-Day Arcade: 6 p.m.-midnight at the Windup Space. Play video games on your favorite older consoles, ranging from the original Nintendo to the Xbox 360.
The Fuss, The Soularites, The Twilights, and Bali Lamas: 7 p.m. at the 8×10. The Friday night bill in Fed Hill mixes ska, reggae, rocksteady and surf.
Rebirth Brass Band: 7 p.m. at Mother’s. The brass band sought after in New Orleans plays a Federal Hill favorite. Rufus Roundtree and Da Bmore Brass Factory opens.
“Clara’s Ghost” Director and Cast Q&A: 7 p.m. at the Parkway Theatre. Bridey Elliott is joined by her mother, Paula (“Paper Anchor”) and father, Chris (“Groundhog Day,” “There’s Something About Mary”) to, fittingly, talk their movie about a showbiz family visited by a supernatural force.
Fink, Marxer and Gleaves: 7:30 p.m. at The Church of the Redeemer. The trio mixes Appalachian sounds and a message of social justice. Chinese hammered dulcimer specialist Chao Tian joins as a special guest.
Bo Brooks Beerfest: 6 p.m. at Bo Brooks. Local breweries will be well-represented at Lighthouse Point for all you can eat and drink.
Respighi Pines of Rome: Feb. 1 and 2, 8 p.m., at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The BSO presents a performance featuring the U.S. premiere of Helen Grime’s Percussion Concerto and two works from Respighi.
Blue Moon Cowgirls: 8 p.m. at Creative Alliance. The D.C. country act heads to Highlandtown.
Live at the Hive: 9 p.m. at Charm City Meadworks. The first edition of the music event features Eze Jackson, Revvnant, Bedlam Brass and more.
Save Your Soul: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Lithuanian Hall. The monthly soul dance night returns with special guest Mikey Post of Daptone and Wick Records.
Saturday, Feb. 2
Maryland Die-Cast Trade Show & Downhill Racing Events: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Charm City Collector’s Club. Shop for die-cast vehicles and race ’em.
Greater Goods Market: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at R. House. The outdoor market features indoor and outdoor browsing, with Village Learning Place benefiting this month.
PMS II: Better Late Than Never: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Metro Gallery. Owlcheek Studios and Charm City Fringe presents an afternoon of arts, crafts, fashion, tarot card readings and performances.
Groundhog Party and Fundraiser: 6-11 p.m. at 1128 N. Calvert St. Baltimore Architecture Foundation hosts a mansion party, with plenty of soul food, dancing to soul and Motown and more.
Opening Reception: 6-9 p.m. at Y:Art. The Highlandtown gallery features work from Ken Karlic, Edmond Praybe and Christopher Koch, each working in a different medium.
“Groundhog Day” on Groundhog Day: 7-9 p.m. at SNF Parkway. The classic tale of a meteorologist stuck with deja vu gets the big screen treatment.
The Emo Show: 7 p.m. at Baltimore Soundstage. Sing along to favorites by Paramore, Green Day, Yellowcard, Panic! At the Disco and A Day to Remember.
Bob Marley’s Birthday Soul Shakedown: 8 p.m. at Creative Alliance. The dance party celebrating the legend features reggae singer Taj Weekes.
Amy Schumer: 8 p.m. at Hippodrome. The comedian’s stand-up performance marks a homecoming of sorts for the Towson U alumna.
This Is Not Here: Performance Works of Yoko Ono: 8 p.m. at Johns Hopkins University. Ensemble 4-33 performs the experimental works of Ono, including “Sky Piece to Jesus Christ” and “A Grapefruit in the World of Park.”
DrumBOOTY feat. MHYSA: 9 p.m. at Metro Gallery. The queer black Philadelphia artist performs as part of a series hosted by Abdu Ali, whose podcast “prioritizes social dialogue.” Damn Kham and MovaKween also perform, and Ali DJs.
Sunday, Feb. 3
A Hot Time in the Old Town: The Great Baltimore Fire of 1904: 2 p.m. at The Engineers Club. Historian Wayne Schaumburg tells the story of the blaze that devastated the city.
Superbowl Chili Cookoff: 2-5 p.m. at Checkerspot Brewing Company. Sample some of the best chili before the big game, with proceeds benefiting BARCS.
Little One-Inch: 2-7 p.m. at Black Cherry Puppet Theatre. Red Herring Puppets of Asheville presents shows at 2 and 6 p.m.
Puppy Bowl Party: 3-5 p.m. at Cafe Hon. The Animal Planet special is reason to get together on gameday. The Hampden haunt will have prizes, bingo and a raffle, benefitting MAS Rescue.
Super Bowl Watch Party: 3 p.m. at R. House. The food hall has oysters, drinks and more in the garage. Come early for the puppy bowl.
Ottobar Super Bowl Party and Chili Cook-Off!: 5 p.m. at Ottobar. Bring your best chili (vegetarian- or meat-based) and enjoy the big game at Baltimore’s best rock club.
Fully Tilted Super Bowl Party (Potluck)!: 5-10 p.m. at Full Tilt Brewing. Bring some snacks, enjoy $4 Memorial Pilsners and Baltimore Pale Ales and watch the game on an 82-inch LCD screen or seven TVs.
28th Annual Famous Super Bowl Party: 5:30 p.m. at Jimmy’s Famous Seafood. The party in Dundalk features celeb appearances, open bar, bull and oyster roast, entertainment and more.
- Gather up the menus for Baltimore Vegan Restaurant Week, Feb. 8-17.
- Blue Jeans and Bow Ties Ball, benefiting the Ulman Foundation, at the Assembly Room on Feb. 9
- Small Foods Party squeezes into AVAM on Feb. 16.