The Walters Art Museum is kicking of the Year of the Tiger a little early with activities like paper lantern-making and a scavenger hunt this weekend. Photo courtesy of The Walters Art Museum.

The last weekend of the month is sending January out with a roar — including an early start to the Year of the Tiger. Also, check out some films from the 2022 Sundance Film Festival that are being screened in person at the SNF Parkway Theatre, home of the Maryland Film Festival. Here’s the weekend lineup:

Bike Party: Sports Edition, 6:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 28, St. Mary’s Park. Rep your favorite sports team or sports activity while riding with fellow bicyclists. Be sure to layer up for the chilly weather — even Winter Olympians get cold. There will also be an outdoor afterparty at Waverly Brewing.

Sundance Film Screenings, Jan. 28-30, SNF Parkway Theatre. The SNF Parkway Theatre is one of only seven venues across the country where people can go in person to watch films from the Sundance Film Festival, which is otherwise being held virtually. For a schedule of the screenings and more information about the films, read Baltimore Fishbowl’s article here.

Star Washers, Jan. 28-30, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The BSO’s former music director Marin Alsop will return to conduct this world premiere of “Star Washers” by composer and sound artist Angélica Castelló. Afterward, Grammy Award-winner Nicola Benedetti will perform Wynton Marsalis’ “Violin Concerto in D Major.” Then, Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” symphony will top off the night.

Line Dancing Awards, Jan. 28-30, Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. The 14th Annual UC Star Awards considered the “Academy Awards of Urban Line Dancing,” will be held in Baltimore this weekend. The event will include workshops, awards and of course, dancing.

Louis Hayes Quintet, Jan. 28-30, Keystone Korner. The Louis Hayes Quintet, led by the drummer the group is named after, will be joined by saxophonist Camille Thurman for a series of performances.

Year of the Tiger, Jan. 29-30, The Walters Art Museum. The Year of the Tiger according to the Lunar calendar officially begins Feb. 1, but The Walters Art Museum is inviting visitors to start roaring early with an array of in-person and online events. Participants can make a paper lantern, take on a scavenger hunt, make a vase, and explore the museum’s Lunar New Year video archive and online art collections. And on Feb. 1, join museum staff to learn about tiger symbolism in Asian art.

Cat Show, Jan. 29-30, Maryland State Fairgrounds. Speaking of the Year of the Tiger, how about the Weekend of the Cat? Though they be but little they are fierce, and the American Cat Fanciers Association is recognizing feline friends with cat shows in Timonium this weekend. The window for registering show cats has passed, but human spectators may still attend.

Winter Coffee Bazaar, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 29, Diamondback Brewing Co. Sip on coffees, beers and even some coffee-infused beers. The brewery has even invited local roasteries, bakeries and artisans to join the fun.

DJ KY Couture, 9 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 29, Ottobar. Dance the night away with DJ KY Couture as they spin a selection of house, hip-hop, dance and club music.

Four Generations, 5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 30, An Die Musik Live! Four Baltimore musicians from different generations will be playing some favorite standards. The show will feature trombonist Christian Hizon, bassist Jeff Reed, pianist Bob Butta and drummer Eric Kennedy.

Marcus Dieterle is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. He returned to Baltimore in 2020 after working as the deputy editor of the Cecil Whig newspaper in Elkton, Md. He can be reached at