As we start off 2019, take a look at some of the work being created in the city, whether it’s public art or SpongeBobs. Or, take in a regularly scheduled dance night in the neighborhood. On Sunday, the attention turns to M&T Bank Stadium for the Ravens’ playoff return.
Friday, Jan. 4
100 SpongeBobs: 6-10 p.m. at Ottobar. The art exhibit from PK Kim features 100 different renderings of the pineapple-dwelling cartoon hero. Friday’s opening reception features performances from LIL PERC, Elizabeth Danger Norman and FrogSmog.
The Baltimore Woodworking Show: Jan. 4-6 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. See presentations, meet local woodworkers, buy tools and much more.
Nick’s Oyster Bar Farewell Party: Jan. 4-6. Stop by the beloved Cross Street Market stall to say goodbye and have one last round of oysters and brews.
Holiday Train Garden: now-8 p.m. at the Shops at Kenilworth. It’s your last chance to catch the local train garden before it’s all packed up.
Music on the Square: 8 p.m. at Church on the Square. The Canton church features soul singer Ama Chandra.
Star Kitchen: 8 p.m. at the 8×10. The funk supergroup featuring members of Disco Biscuits, Addison Groove Project and Philly drummer Marlon Lewis makes a stop in Baltimore.
The Warm Up: 8 p.m.-12 a.m. at Waverly Brewing Company. The weekly series returns at the Woodberry brewery with Graham Hatke providing the tunes.
Purple Friday Night: 8:30-10 p.m. Hightopps Backstage Grille. Former Ravens running backs Jamal Lewis and Willis McGahee get fans hyped for the playoffs with beer specials and price giveaways.
Save Your Soul: 9 p.m. at Lithuanian Hall. DJ Todd-O-Phonic travels all the way from Hoboken for a guest appearance at the monthly dance night featuring rare soul.
808: The Sadboi Series: 9 p.m. at The Crown. Station North Sadboi curates a show featuring performances from :3I0N and Dutchy 2X, as well as DJ Ducky Dynamo and more.
“Blithe Spirit”: Through Jan. 20 at Spotlighters Theatre. The comedy from Noël Coward looks at a seance that goes awry.
Saturday, Jan. 5
#ForThePeople Town Hall: 10 a.m. at the War Memorial. As a new Congress begins, Indivisible Maryland features a town hall with Maryland Congressmen Elijah Cummings and John Sarbanes. They’ll discuss a reform package Democrats are proposing for the House.
Greater Goods Market: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at R. House. The Remington market features more than 70 local vendors, spanning inside and outside the food hall. Each market benefits a charitable cause.
“Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable”: 11:30 a.m. at the Charles Theatre. The documentary tracks the life and work the street photographer who captured America in the 1960s and ’70s.
Farm to Face Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: 3:33 p.m. at Farm to Face. The longtime farmer’s market favorite has a brick-and-mortar space opening in Hamilton-Lauraville.
Opening Reception: “Singular Space”: 7-10 p.m. at ICA Baltimore. The Institute of Contemporary Art features an exhibition of municipal art from Shannon Collis and Liz Donadio. It features a portrait of “Forum Fountain,” the sculpture behind Paul Laurence Dunbar High School.
Lovenotes: 9 p.m. at The Elephant. Kevin Naidura and Afropino play the Mount Vernon music spot at the upstairs bar of a local destination.
Sauce Dance Party: 10 p.m. at The Crown. DJ James Nasty hosts the Station North dance party. No cover.
First Saturdays at Idle Hour: 10 p.m. at Idle Hour. DJ Diaspora spins at the South Baltimore neighborhood bar, offering an eclectic selection of broken beat, with a focus on the African diaspora.
Sunday, Jan. 6
King in the North Playoff Tailgate: 9 a.m. at Hammerjacks. Todd Heap and Dennis Pitta host the pregame party with a buffet, open bar and DJ Buddha.
#PurpleTailgate: 9 a.m. at 701 W. Ostend St. Ravens legend Jamal Lewis will be on hand to party before the playoffs. Also, enjoy music from The Readys and DJ Crome.
108: A Yoga Event: 10 a.m. at UNION Craft Brewing. Nila Berger and Dani Yarusso host a winter social featuring yoga and meditation, kombucha and a mala necklace.
Baltimore Ravens v. L.A. Chargers: 1 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium. The NFL playoffs come to Baltimore for an AFC wild card matchup between the birds and Chargers.
Skate Like a Superhero: 1 p.m. at the Pandora Ice Rink. Dressing up to head out to the ice goes heroic for this Sunday afternoon, with a free outfit addition for attendees who brave the cold.
Everything’s New: Baltimore in the Roaring ’20s: 2 p.m. at The Engineers Club. Historian Jack Burkert revisits Baltimore in boomtown times.
An Afternoon with Charmaine Michelle: 5&6:30 p.m. at An Die Musik. The jazz trumpeter and Peabody alumna leads a quintet for a pair of sets.
Neighbors Play Normal’s: 7:30 p.m. at Normal’s Books and Records. The much-loved Waverly spot hosts music from In Love With The Weather Girl, John Street Genes and James Bon Tempo and The Truth Tables.
- The Harbor Point Ice Festival is Jan. 12.
- Dan Deacon joins the BSO on Jan. 17 for BSO Pulse.
- Pratt Contemporaries brings Studio 54 to the Assembly Room for The Black and White Party on Jan. 19.
- The Baltimore Women’s March takes to the streets on Jan. 19.
- Local luminaries gather for An Afternoon of Artistic Excellence on Jan. 26 at the Walters Art Museum.