Now that we’ve had a week to settle in, it’s time to get back out in the city. The cold weather won’t keep Baltimore festivals down, as ice sculptures descend on Harbor Point this weekend. On Saturday night, purple fever reigns as the Ravens take on the Titans at M&T Bank Stadium in a home playoff game.
Friday, January 10:
Animore Anime Convention: Jan. 10-12 at Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor. The convention celebrating Japanese animation features cosplay, exhibitors, music and special appearances from voice actors.
Gallery Opening: 4:30 p.m. at Baltimore School for the Arts. The winter juried exhibition opens, featuring student work and a chance to meet the artists.
Then, Next and Now What?: 6-8 p.m. at School 33 Art Center. The event features a conversation about the history and future of local art centers and galleries, including brainstorming for new ideas.
2020 Youth Grand Slam: 6 p.m at Impact Hub Baltimore. DewMore Baltimore presents a poetry slam competition, featuring a dozen youth competing for a trip to the Brave New Voices competition in D.C.
Pitch a Friend: 7 p.m. at Bond Street Social. This touring event is “like Shark Tank, but for your single friends.” Presenters give a three-minute Powerpoint on their single friend and why someone in the crowd should date them. Then, audience Q&A.
SkateFest: 6 p.m. at the Inner Harbor Ice Rink. The ice skating event features $10 admission and special guests, with a portion of proceeds benefitting Special Olympics of Maryland.
Artists Reception: 6:30 p.m. at Gong-yu yesul Gallery. The new gallery, which is a division of Stillpointe Theatre, opens its inaugural exhibit, P.O.P (perlustration of printmaking).
Music on the Square: 7 p.m. at Church on the Square. The Celtic Corridor, an Irish music group made up of local musicians Billy McComiskey, Laura Byrne, Jim Eagan, and David McKindley-Ward, headlines the latest edition of the Canton series.
Music Under the Dome: 7-10 p.m. at Maryland Science Center. David Bowie’s “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and Spiders from Mars” gets accompanying visuals at the center’s planetarium.
Mr. Boh Pep Rally: 8 p.m. at Frazier’s on the Avenue. Mr. Boh will be onhand in Hampden to get pumped for the Ravens playoff game, and $2 Natty Boh drafts.
Concrete City & Panic Problem: 8 p.m. at Waverly Brewing. The punk rock bands play the Woodberry brewery. $7 cover.
Saxophone & Piano Duo Recital: 7:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Kyle Jones and Teodora Adzharova perform the works of composers including Debussy, Telemann and Milhaud.
Pictureplane: 9 p.m. at Ottobar. The Brooklyn-based electronic musician headlines a show that also includes Curse, Swoll, and DJ Mark Brown.
Saved by the 90s: 9 p.m. at Rams Head Live. The party features a live band performing 90s music, costumes and more.
Saturday, January 11
Ravens Indoor Tailgate and Watch Party: 9 a.m.-12 a.m. at Cross Street Market. The public market in Federal Hill hosts pop-up shops, food & drink specials, and a chance to win tickets to the Saturday night game.
PopGrass Fest: 9:30-11 a.m. at UNION Craft Brewing. WTMD’s Saturday Morning Tunes presents The Dirty Grass Players and The Honey Dewdrops performing bluegrass tunes and pop cover for the whole family.
Volunteering Untapped: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Baltimore Collaborative Warehouse. The volunteer group will pitch in at a Woodberry warehouse that’s home to five nonprofits. After-party is at Blue Pit BBQ.
Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market: 10:30 a.m. at Lexington Market. Baltimore Heritage leads a tour of the market including history and a visit to stalls including Faidley’s, Berger’s, Konstant’s Candy and more.
Harbor Point Ice Festival: 12-6 p.m. at Central Plaza in Harbor Point. The festival features ice sculptures, an ice slide, a graffiti wall and a Disney on Ice Kids Zone with princess visits.
Ravens Playoff Pre-game Party: 12-7 p.m. at Monument City Brewing. The Highlandtown brewery has happy hour all day ahead of the Ravens game.
Roaring 20s Meet and Greet Party: 12-6 p.m. at Graffitti Warehouse. Photographers and models gather in flapper and futuristic fashions for a day of posing, partying and networking.
HBCU Town Hall Meeting: 1-2:30 p.m. at Reginald F. Lewis Museum. A panel discusses Maryland’s historically black colleges and universities. Speakers include Dr. Earl Richardson, President Emeritus of Morgan State; Chief Judge Bell, retired chief judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals; Aisha Braveboy, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney and Delegate Charles Sydnor.
“Black Belt Jones”: 8 p.m. at Creative Alliance. The film series Can I Kick It? features a live martial arts movie screening, complete with score mixed on the spot by DJ 2-Tone Jones.
Ravens v. Titans: 8:15 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium. The local NFL team takes on Tennessee in the divisional round of the playoffs.
Ravens Watch Parties: Mobtown Brewing (with projector), Nacho Mama’s, Peabody Heights Brewing, Full Tilt Brewing, Alexander’s Tavern, Cardinal Tavern, Huck’s American Craft, Mt. Vernon Stable & Saloon, Sangria Patio Bar, Wicked Sisters and Power Plank LIVE!
Nocturnal Status, Grime Theory, & DiCE MaN: 8 p.m. at The 8×10. The electronic music acts play Cross Street in Federal Hill.
Bottom Shelf: 9 p.m. at Joe Squared. The house and techno feature DJs including Saeed Younan.
Girls Rule! Dance Party: 9:30 p.m. at Ottobar. DJ Pancakes spins hits from female artists.
Sunday, January 12
Hot L Poets Series: 4-6 p.m. at Bird in Hand Charles Village. The reading series features John Wall Barger, Donald Berger and Luke Stromberg
Shwekey: 6:30 p.m. at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The Jewish musician performs in Baltimore.
Chamber Music by Candlelight: 7:30 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church. Members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra perform works by composers Hadyn, Mozart, and Debussy.
Taco Dog – An improv comedy show: 7:30 p.m. at BIG Theater. Baltimore Improv Group features a show with improv comedy in which performers watch part of YouTube clips, then finish the scene live.
“Grosse Point Blank” and “War Inc.” : 9 p.m. at Ottobar. The double feature includes a pair of John Cusack flicks.
- An Afternoon of Artistic Excellence celebrates the Baker Artist Award winners at the Walters Art Museum on Jan. 18.
- Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Black & White Party steps out in its finest on Jan. 25.
- Small Foods Party celebrates the tiny delectables at AVAM on Feb. 8.