It’s the last palate cleanser before Thanksgiving, so take some time to indulge. This weekend, celebrate the new–an art exhibit, a theater season and a bookstore–while reflecting on all that a corner bar has given. Here’s the menu:
Friday, Nov. 22
Vintage Holiday Market: Nov. 22 and 23 at Maryland Historical Society. The show features barware, glassware and linens from local antique dealers.
Cleve’s Great Thanksgiving Turkey Roundup: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Frazier’s. The joint fundraising effort from Hampden neighbors Frazier’s and Avenue Kitchen supports Catherine’s Family and Youth Services.
Sagamore Spirit Pop-up: 2-6 p.m. at Sagamore Pendry. The holiday shopping pop-up in Fells Point features plenty of stocking stuffers, and rye.
Equilibrium Event: 5 p.m.-midnight at Max’s Taphouse. The Middletown, NY, brewery has 10 offerings on draft and in cans in Fells Point.
Grown Up Field Trip: 7 p.m. at Maryland Science Center. Explore the science of The Force with activities from a build-your-own LED lightsaber to Best Wookie Impersonator.
A Drag Queen Christmas: 8 p.m. at The Modell Lyric. The reality show on VH1 comes to the stage, with Murray & Peter hosting.
Ghosts of Weimar Live: 8 p.m. at Mobtown Ballroom. The jazz and swing ensemble provides the tunes for dancing in Pigtown.
Warhol Ball: 8 p.m. at Rituals. Stillpointe Theatre launches Season 8 with performances, cocktails and projections. Plus, news on the company’s upcoming season.
Balkan, Brazilian Dance Party: 8 p.m. at Creative Alliance. The West Philadelphia Orchestra and Pablo Regis Baile band play Baltimore.
Humbug: The Great P.T. Barnum Seance and Traveling Museum: Nov. 22-24 at Carroll Mansion. A traveling troupe brings the great ringmaster and a cast of characters back to life.
Control Top: 8 p.m. at Joe Squared. The Philly post-punk band performs in support of “Covert Contracts.” Material Girls and Blowboater open.
Boston Manor: 8 p.m. at The Ottobar. The British pop-punk band comes to town fresh off the release of its acoustic EP “England’s Dreaming.” Microwave, Heart Attack Man and Selfish Things open.
Saturday, Nov. 23
Greedy Reads Grand Opening Party: 11 a.m. at Greedy Reads Remington. The bookstore opens its second location, in Remington, with games, snacks and giveaways.
Christmas Village in Baltimore: 11 a.m. at Inner Harbor. It’s the preview weekend for the German-style Christmas village.
Whiskey Festival: noon-4 p.m. at The Assembly Room. The festival features samples of more than 100 whiskies, and a chance to meet the people who make them. Plus, food from local restaurants.
Barrel-Aged Woodstove and Variant Release: noon-7 p.m. at Monument City Brewing. The brewery has a new imperial stout, plus a collaboration with Aveley Farms Coffee Roasters on a coffee and vanilla bean variant.
Cranksgiving: 12:30-6:30 p.m. at Charm City Meadworks. The scavenger hunt provides a chance to ride a bike across the city and give back. The Bikemore-organized event collects food for Moveable Feast and The Franciscan Center of Baltimore.
Open House at BmoreArt’s new HQ: 3-5 p.m. at 2519 N. Charles St. The gallery space inside Robert W. Deutsch Foundation’s new building features Connect+Collect, an initiative to promote art collecting in Baltimore.
The Lindy Hop Recital: 4 p.m. at Mobtown Ballroom. The students and dancers of the Pigtown ballroom perform their finest footwork.
Fluid Movement’s 20th Birthday Gala: 7-11 p.m. at the American Visionary Art Museum. Celebrate everyone’s favorite water ballet company with dancing, drinks, food and more.
Hops & Vines 2019: 7:30 p.m. at Port Discovery Children’s Museum. It’s an adult takeover at the Inner Harbor children’s museum with breweries and wineries from across the state in one spot.
Matt and Kim: 8 p.m. at Rams Head Live. The indie duo celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its second album, “Grand,” featuring the popular single “Daylight.”
Celebrate The Laughing Pint: Nov. 23 and 24 at The Laughing Pint. Highlandtown’s beloved corner bar is closing to make way for new owners. Celebrate the good times with friends and music from Mick Brierly, Ken Gutberlet, Mike Darby and the Cancelled Stamps.
BARF Night: 7-9 p.m. at Atomic Books. The Baltimore Arts and Reading Festival hosts a night with artists Kevin Sherry, Elena Fox, Haleigh Buck and Sara Lautman.
Pinko: A Magazine of Gay Communism launch event: 7 p.m. at Red Emma’s. The editors of the new magazine will be on hand to read and discuss the publication.
Album Release Show: 8 p.m. at Creative Alliance. Caleb Stine & The Revelations celebrate new songs with special guests.
Dance Theatre of Harlem: 8 p.m. at Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center. The ballet company is on a 50th anniversary tour, and makes a stop at Morgan State.
Fruit Bats: 8 p.m. at UNION Craft Brewing. The indie band plays the Medfield brewery, with Joyero, the new project from Andy Stack (Wye Oak) opening.
June Star Album Release Show: 8 p.m. at Club 603. The local Americana band brings new tunes to Roland Park.
Sunday, Nov. 24
Star Wars Viewing Party: 9 a.m. at Fish Head Cantina. Check out nine movies from the sci-fi series in one day, with themed drinks and food.
Harbor Haul Cleanup: 10 a.m. at Little Havana. The cleanup and fundraiser takes to land and sea to pick up trash by the water’s edge.
3rd Annual Cornucopia: noon-6 p.m. at UNION Craft Brewing. The pre-Thanksgiving event features the release of new cans for the holidays.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Musicians Brunch: noon at Keystone Korner. Enjoy the music of BSO musicians clarinetist Edgar Lopez, cellist Lachezar Kostov and pianist Lior Willinger over brunch.
The Ritchie Boys: 1-2 p.m. at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. Expert Bernie Lubran gives a talk on the group of immigrants who were trained to be intelligence specialists during World War II.
Token Terrors Battlegrounds Blind Play Test: 2-6 p.m. at No Land Beyond. Try out the new battle game from Terrible Games, LLC, that features goblins, elves, soldiers, zombies, wyverns and flying machines.
Opening Reception: “Mickalene Thomas: A Moment’s Pleasure”: 5 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Art. The immersive installation debuts with music, nail art, a signature cocktail by the artist and more.
- Miracle on 34th Street lights up on Nov. 30.
- Bazaart holiday art market returns to the American Visionary Art Museum on Nov. 30.
- The Mayor’s Annual Christmas parade marches on Hampden on December 8.