Weekend Events Calendar: Holiday markets, 92Q Winter Festival, ‘The Nutcracker’ and more

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Meek Mill headlines the 92Q Winter Festival. Image via Ticketmaster.

Holidays are fast approaching, but there’s still some room to indulge amid the bustle. This weekend brings gatherings and music alongside a healthy helping of markets. Plus, a pair of notable local shops celebrate one year.

Friday, Dec. 13
Baltimore Doula Project Benefit: 4-9 p.m. at Suspended Brewing. The pregnancy support program gathers at the Pigtown brewery.

I Heart City Life Happy Hour: 5-8 p.m. at Cross Street Market. Live Baltimore hosts a happy hour at Federal Hill’s recently renovated public market.

Black Business Bazaar: 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 2640 Space. Buy from black entrepreneurs for the holidays in Charles Village.

Moscow Ballet’s “Waltz of the Snow Forest.” Handout image.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker: Dec. 13-14 at Hippodrome. The classic ballet featuring Tchaikovsky’s beloved score arrives in town for the holidays.

Holiday Open House: 7-11 p.m. at Gutierrez Studios. Head to Woodberry to tour a working studio, enjoy music from Rufus Roundtree and Da B’more Brass Factory and food.

Mortified: 5 Year Anniversary: 7-11 p.m. at Creative Alliance. Maryland Improv Alliance takes to the stage to tell tales of the teenage past.

Rakim: 7:30 p.m. at Baltimore Soundstage. The legendary emcee from rap’s golden era makes a stop downtown. He’s joined by Eze Jackson, B.O.M.B. and Clif Love.

Looney’s Canton Ugly Sweater Party: 9 p.m. at Looney’s. The O’Donnell Square bar has holiday music and prizes for best sweater.

Beyond Video Anniversary Party: 10 p.m. at Ottobar. Celebrate the Remington video store’s first year with giveaways, raffle prizes and dancing.

Drag Queen Bingo: 10 p.m. at the Brass Tap. A trio of drag queens call the numbers, with UNION’s Divine available to drink.

Trinacria Reopening: 11 p.m. at Trinacria Ristorante and Bar. The Italian institution’s W. Centre Street outpost is back open in Mount Vernon.

Saturday, Dec. 14
Winter Warm-up: 11 a.m. at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The O’s host an offseason holiday event with food trucks, music and a conversation with leaders like Manager Brandon Hyde and GM Mike Elias.

Cross Street Holiday Market: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Cross Street Market. The Federal Hill market hosts local makers.

Greater Goods Market: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at R. House. The Remington food hall hosts more than 50 local vendors.

Hazy Crazy Saturdaze: 11 a.m. at Max’s Taphouse. Check out plenty of hazy IPAs on draft and in cans at the Fells Point beer destination.

1-Year Anniversary Party: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. at Mt. Royal Soap Company. The Remington shop has food, mead and music to celebrate one year in business.

Trans Craft Fair: noon-5 p.m. at Charm City Meadworks. Check out a holiday market with all-trans artists and makers.

7th Annual Art Market: noon-6 p.m. at Current Space. Peruse work from dozens of local artists and meet the creators.

SantaCon: noon-5 p.m. at North Ave. Market. The Station North spot has all-day happy hour, free arcade games and a chance to dress up like the big guy.

Woodsy Winter Wonderland: noon-4 p.m. at Cylburn Arboretum. The cold weather event features ax throwing, bluegrass, square dancing and carriage rides.

Surprise Whiskey: noon-6 p.m. at Baltimore Spirits Company. The Medfield distillery releases 3 Year Cask Strength Epoch rye.

Baltimore Santa Crawl: 1-9 p.m. at Fells Point. Head through the historic neighborhood with plenty of jolly friends.

The Politics of Mothering While Black: 2-4 p.m. at Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Scholar Dawn Marie Dow and Dani McClain discuss their latest books on motherhood, race, gender and class.

Krampus Fest: 5 p.m.-12 a.m. at Rituals. The North Avenue bar and venue hosts a holiday market and music lineup headlined by Foghound.

Art Bazaar: 5-9 p.m. at Diamondback Beer. K Doss Creative and Brain Eaters Art Club offer up their goods at the Locust Point brewery.

Under $500: 6-10 p.m. at Maryland Art Place. The art space hosts an opening reception for its art sale offering prices on the more affordable side.

Miracles Happen Here; A Hinenu Chanukah Party!: 7 p.m. at 2640 Space. Celebrate with dancing, dreidel, klezmer, food and more.

92Q Winter Festival: 7:30 p.m. at Royal Farms Arena. Meek Mill headlines the downtown hip-hop show with DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion and more.

Mix 106.5 Deck the Hall Ball: 7:30-10:30 p.m. at UMBC Event Center. ’90s pop-alternative favorites Rob Thomas and Goo Goo Dolls headline the show.

Credit: Michael Lavine.

Ex Hex: 8 p.m. at Ottobar. The band led by guitar hero Mary Timony plays with Gauche and Quattracenta.

Holiday Disco Party: 8-11 p.m. at Broadway Market. The Fells Point market hosts a holiday dance party with DJ Ocsid Cisum.

Sunday, Dec. 15

Image via IMDB.

Star Wars Brunch: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at American Outpost Tavern. “The Rise of Skywalker” is almost here. A themed brunch in Riverside will have to hold you over until opening night.

Holiday Bazaar: noon at Waverly Brewing. More than 15 vendors will be on hand at the Woodberry brewery. Plus, food from Chef Patrick Morrow.

Frost Fest: 12:30-7:30 p.m. at UNION Craft Brewing. Stages Music Arts presents students in rock and jam bands.

Charles Village Snowflake Tour: noon-5 p.m. at Village Learning Place. Tour the North Baltimore neighborhood’s decorated houses, and get admission to the Homewood Museum.

Calvert Hall College Christmas Bazaar: 1-5 p.m. at Calvert Hall. Shop more than 90 vendors while enjoying food trucks and treats.

A Holiday (Schwing) Thing ’19: 1-5 p.m. at Make Studio. The holiday party/open house also includes a market with 10 vendors in Hampden.

The Great Jewish Bake Off 2019: Cookie Edition!: 1-3 p.m. at Jewish Museum of Maryland. The culinary competition takes on holiday cookies. Prizes awarded for Most Moorish, Most on Theme (reminding people of Hanukkah) and People’s Choice.

Gingerbread Haus Design Competition + Reception: 1-4 p.m. at Co_Lab. Head to the Old Goucher design destination to check out some creative gingerbread houses.

Winter Roots & Raíces Potluck: 5-8 p.m. at The Parlour. The festival celebrating Latinx arts and culture holds an informal potluck

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