An artist carves a block of ice into a new creation at the Harbor Point Ice Festival in 2021. The festival will return this weekend on Jan. 22. Photo courtesy of Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore/Profiles PR.

Sprinkles of snow have returned to the Baltimore area, and a look ahead at this weekend shows plenty of events to help you stay warm indoors or embrace the chilly weather with some outdoor fun. From the return of ice carving demonstrations at the Harbor Point Ice Festival to musical performances by touring Broadway actors, an American Idol alum and more, there’s lots to see and do! Here’s the weekend lineup:

Ari and the Buffalo Kings with Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, 7 p.m., Jan. 21, online and in person at An Die Musik Live! Baltimore singer-songwriter project Ari and the Buffalo Kings – comprising singer Ari Pluznik, flautist Danielle Williams, bassist Gabe Bustos, and percussionist Jim Hannah – will perform at An Die Musik. They will be joined by Catonsville native and American Idol finalist Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon.

The Headhunters, Jan. 21-23, Keystone Korner. Formed in 1973, the band The Headhunters blends jazz, funk, rock and R&B. Percussionist Bill Summers, who was part of the band when it started, will be joined by Mike Clark on drums, Donald Harrison on alto saxophone, Jerry Z on keyboards, and Chris Severin on bass as the band takes the stage at Keystone Korner.

Chesapeake Bay Boat Show, Jan. 21-23, Timonium Fairgrounds. This is the first edition of the Chesapeake Bay Boat Show, presented by the Marine Traders Association of Baltimore County. The event will showcase boats, marine equipment, and educational seminars, as well as food, drinks and entertainment.

Harbor Point Ice Festival, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Jan. 22, Harbor Point Central Plaza. Watch award-winning sculptors as they use chainsaws and chisels to carve ice masterpieces live. The festival will be followed by an Ice Fest After Hours from 6-9 p.m., featuring DJ Impulse.

Sweat & Sip, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Jan. 22, Cross Street Market. Enjoy food, fitness and wellness activities and vendors, including fitness classes, food specials and samples around the market, and raffle drawings.

Astro Adventure, noon to 4 p.m., Jan. 22, Maryland Science Center. Blast off on this out-of-this-world, family-friendly exploration. Astronauts of all ages will be able to design, build and test a model spacecraft, see the world through an astronomer’s eyes, and explore Mars. Activities are included in the center’s price of admission.

Dungeons and Drag, 10:30 p.m., Jan. 22, Ottobar. The comedy night, hosted by Cher Rub and Kelsey Cadaver, will feature drag and stand-up performances from Chicki Parm, Violet Gray and Shawna Alexander.

Editor’s note: All remaining performances of The Prom from Jan. 21-23 at the Hippodrome Theatre have been postponed due to positive COVID-19 cases among the cast and crew. Ticket holders will be notified by email with additional information. 

The Prom, Jan. 18-23, The Hippodrome Theatre. The musical “The Prom” is touring and has made its way to Baltimore. It tells the story of a lesbian student whose Edgewater, Indiana high school bans her from bringing her girlfriend to prom, and four Broadway actors who travel to the conservative town to help her.

Freedom’s Genuine Dawn, Jan. 20 and 23, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The performance will feature the world premiere of the piece “Freedom’s Genuine Dawn” by James Lee III, which was commissioned by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Rochester Philharmonic. The piece, which pays homage to Maryland native and American abolitionist Frederick Douglass, will be joined by spoken word artist Wordsmith and guest conductor Robert Trevino. The orchestra will also perform “Don Juan” by German composer Richard Strauss and Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Manfred Symphony.”

Danish String Quartet, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Jan. 23, Shriver Hall. The Grammy-nominated Danish String Quartet will make their Baltimore debut this weekend. The group will perform pieces by composers Robert Schumann, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, John Coolidge Adams, and Felix Blumenfeld, and Franz Schubert. There will be a pre-concert talk at 4:30 p.m. with The Peabody Institute’s Michael Kannen.

Marcus Dieterle is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. He returned to Baltimore in 2020 after working as the deputy editor of the Cecil Whig newspaper in Elkton, Md. He can be reached at

One reply on “Weekend Events Calendar: Harbor Point Ice Festival, The Prom Musical, Boat Show and more”

  1. Thank you for picking Ari and the Buffalo Kings on your weekend picks. Unfortunately the concert is postponed to March 12 due to positive covid tests on a few musicians.

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