It’s that rare weekend when Sunday is the main event. The day starts with Groundhog Day, and moves quickly into the chili cook-offs and big parties of Super Bowl Sunday. Elsewhere, check out Art After Hours featuring Joy Postell (pictured), open mics and Bike Party’s Night at the Arcade.
Friday, Jan. 31
Creative Mornings Baltimore: 8-10 a.m. at Shake and Bake Family Fun Center. AFRAM organizers Tierra Brown and Tia Newton discuss this month’s theme, Roots.
Artist Talk: J.M. Giordano: noon at BMA Lexington Market. The Baltimore photojournalist discusses photography of the steel industry.
Baltimore Bike Party: 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Park. The last-Friday-of-the-month ride winds through the city to North Ave. Market. Fittingly, this month’s theme is Night at the Arcade.
Hike for Healing Launch and Happy Hour: 7 p.m. at Sweet 27. FORCE collective is holding a 2020 fundraiser, and gearing up for the Hike for Healing and recruiting for Youth Voices for Consent.
Be Free Fridays: 7 p.m. at Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute. The open mic features a performance from poet Kish The Lioness.
Shen Yun: Friday-Sunday at Hippodrome Theatre. The dance company performing classical Chinese dance returns to Baltimore.
Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto: 8 p.m. at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (repeats Dec. 1). Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason joins the BSO for the renowned piece.
The Honey DewDrops: 8 p.m. at Creative Alliance. The Americana duo plays in Highlandtown.
Videodrome: 9 p.m. at Ottobar. The dance party returns for beats on the floor and on film.
Art After Hours: 8-11 p.m. at Baltimore Museum of Art. The museum stays open late for a celebration of radical self-expression through art. The night features performances by R&B singer Joy Postell (pictured) and the Baltimore Boom Bap Society, art-making and an anarchist sweater making workshop.
Saturday, Feb. 1
Trolley Tour: 8:30 a.m. at Morgan State University. Live Baltimore hosts a three-part home-buying event that includes a chance to qualify for $5,000 toward down payment/closing costs anywhere in Baltimore City.
Greater Goods Market: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at R House. More than 50 local vendors are at the event space in the Remington food hall.
Baltimore Wedding Expo: 2 p.m. at Baltimore Convention Center: Check out wedding vendors to help add those special touches to the big day.
Black Author Book Expo: 5-8 p.m. at Baltimore War Memorial. More than 40 authors will be downtown for the family-friendly event.
Groundhog Day Dance Party: 5:30 p.m. at Baltimore Food Hub. The Baltimore Architecture Foundation presents its biggest fundraiser of the year, complete with a presentation on the food hub and plenty of dancing.
Red Emma’s Mother Earth Poetry Vibe: 6 p.m. at Red Emma’s. The open mic focusing on justice features Roscoe Burnems.
Puppet Slammwich: 6:30 p.m. at Black Cherry Puppet Theatre. Check out six puppet performances, geared toward the grown-ups.
Nerd Prom: 8 p.m.-12 a.m. at Baltimore Soundstage. Finally, nerds get a prom all their own, with a photo booth, slow dances, cosplay karaoke and yearbooks.Sonsombre: 8 p.m. at The Ottobar. The goth rock musician releases “One Thousand Graves.” Openers include Scary Black and Ceromantics.
Better Off Dead: 8 p.m. at The 8×10. The Grateful Dead tribute band plays, with funds benefitting Animal Rescue Inc.
G ∆ Y / B ∆ S H : B ∆ L T I M Ø R E: 9 p.m. at Rituals Bar and Venue. Check out performances by Donna Slash, Jane Saw, Ana Latour, Alastor, Rigatoni and Evon Michelle.
Sunday, Feb. 2
“Groundhog Day” on Groundhog Day: 1-3 p.m. at SNF Parkway Theatre. The classic comedy starring Bill Murray screens for a matinee.
Super Bowl Sunday Chili Cookoff: 2-5 p.m. at Checkerspot Brewing. The South Baltimore brewery has all the chili you care to taste for $10.
Puppy Bowl XVI Viewing Party: 3 p.m. at Hon Bar. The main pup event gets a party, with bingo, a raffle and more.
Super Bowl Party ft. Bottoms Up Bagels: 6 p.m. at Mobtown Brewing. The brewery has a special big game menu, projector and $4 pints.
Super Bowl Chili Cook-off: 6 p.m. at Ottobar. Taste lots of chili for $5, and watch the big game.
29th Annual Famous Super Bowl Party: 6-11 p.m. at Jimmy’s Famous Seafood. The Holabird Ave. establishment has bull and oyster roast, open bar and VIP guests.
All You Can SUPER BOWL: 6 p.m. at Baby’s On Fire. The Fells Point spot has tacos, nachos and some parking lot football competition.
Frazier’s Super Bowl Party 2020: 6 p.m. at Frazier’s on the Avenue. First 100 people to get on the list, get ready to party.
- Parkway Oscars Watch Party brings the big award show to the big screen on Feb. 9.
- Charm City Django Jazz Fest strums into Creative Alliance on Feb. 22.
- Frozen Harbor Fest heats up downtown music venues on Feb. 29.