Weekend Events Calendar: Monster Trucks, Wedding Expo, Bunny Meditation, and more

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Monster Jam is trucking on over to Baltimore this weekend. Photo via Monster Jam.

The holiday season is over, but there’s still much to celebrate. Whether your 2022 resolutions involve learning something new or just making time for more fun activities, this weekend has a lot to offer. As always, check mask and vaccination requirements for local jurisdictions and businesses before attending any events. Here’s the weekend lineup:

Baltimore BlaBla Language Exchange, online, 8:30-11 p.m. on Jan. 6. The BlaBla Language Exchange is hosting an event for Baltimoreans who want to make friends and practice a language they have already learned. The free, virtual language “tables” include English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Greek, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Arabic, Turkish.

Beauty and the Beast (1946), 9-10:30 p.m., Jan. 6, The Charles Theatre. Before Disney’s animated Beauty and the Beast movie in 1991 or the live-action adaptation in 2017, a 1946 film of the same name told the story of Belle and Beast. The Charles will show the black-and-white film, directed by Jean Cocteau, in French with English subtitles.

Monster Jam, Jan. 7-9, Royal Farms Arena. Rev your engines because Monster Jam is coming to Baltimore this weekend. Schedules and tickets for the monster truck events in Baltimore this weekend are available on Monster Jam’s website.

Greg Scott Kneller, 7-9 p.m., Jan. 7, Monument City Brewing Company. Greg Scott Kneller will perform at Monument City Brewing on Friday as part of the brewery’s series of weekly live concerts in the taproom.

Salsa Bachata Night, 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Jan. 7, Inn at the Colonnade. Enjoy salsa, mambo, bachata, cha cha, and merengue. Salsa lessons for beginners will start at 8 p.m., and for intermediate dancers at 8:45 p.m. Then the DJ will play tunes from 9:30 p.m. to closing. There is a $10 cover.

Wedding Expo, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Jan. 8, Timonium Fairgrounds. Couples getting ready to tie the knot can meet with more than 60 wedding vendors at the 15th Annual Premier Wedding Expo at Timonium Fairgrounds. The expo will feature cake and catering tastings; hair, makeup and DJ demonstrations; giveaways; and more. Cost of attendance is $13 per person.

No Chill Party, noon to 10 p.m., Jan. 8, Peabody Heights Brewery. Bundle up for Peabody Heights Brewery’s No Chill Party, featuring live music, local food vendors and fun activities, all outdoors.

Cheese Board Workshop, 6-9 p.m., Jan. 8, Prigel Family Creamery. Maybe you’ve seen those picture-perfect cheese boards on social media, but when you try your hand at creating one it takes the “cute” out of charcuterie. Worry no more because instructors at the Prigel Family Creamery will teach you how to pair cheeses and other items, and display them beautifully. Tickets are $75 and include the instruction workshop, one glass of Boordy wine, and your own cheese board to assemble and take home.

Bread & Cheese Musical Duo, 7-10 p.m., Jan. 8, Ryleigh’s Oyster. Speaking of cheesy creations, the acoustic duo Bread & Cheese, featuring musicians Sky King and Scott Shimkaveg, will perform at Ryleigh’s Oyster in Hunt Valley on Saturday.

Meditation with Bunnies, 11-11:45 a.m., Jan. 9, Mobtown Brewing Company. Hop into the new year with relaxation and mindfulness with a “hoppy hour” and meditation with bunnies at Mobtown Brewing in Brewers Hill. Bunnies will be visiting from Tripple Spring Farm to assist with a short, guided meditation. Attendees age 21 or older will also receive a beer of their choice with the $30 ticket price. Participants should bring a yoga mat or towel to sit on.

Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m., Jan. 9. Longtime rivals, the Ravens and Steelers will face off this Sunday.

Fair Dinkum Band, 5 p.m., Jan. 9, The Cat’s Eye Pub. Fair Dinkum, a band formed just before the pandemic hit, will perform this Sunday with a mix of blues, folk, rock and original songs.

Marcus Dieterle


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