Weekly Calendar 1/7/15-1/14/15

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CLUBS/CONCERTS

Wednesday 7

Bertha’s. Big Bertha’s Rhythm Kings.

The Black Cat. The End of America, Hearts and Spades.

Cat’s Eye Pub. Katie Bowers Band.

Liam Flynn’s Ale House. Celtic Music Sessions.

The Ottobar. Reagan Cats, The Kips, Stratus Fear.

Phaze 10. April Sampe, Open Mic.

Rams Head On Stage. Chris Duarte. 

Red Maple. Metta-4.

The Sidebar. The Sound of Sincerity, Nice Shot, Kid, Top Hats and Canes.

The Windup Space. ICP Orchestra.

Thursday 8

Bertha’s. Jason Bob, Jeff Reed Trio.

The Birchmere. Jeff Daniels, The Ben Daniels Band.

The Black Cat. Lazy Eyes, Soft Peaks.

Cat’s Eye Pub. Skyla Burrell Blues Band.

Charm City Art Space. Cutsail, A Place In Time, Soup of the Day, Anchors to Anchors.

The 8x10. That 1 Guy, DJ Feels Goodman.

Germano’s Piattini. Marcus Dagan.

Joe Squared. The End of America, Tiny Timbers.

9:30 Club. The 9 Songwriter Series.

The Ottobar. Oh, Malo; Juice Bruns, Momboy, Legends of Et Cetera.

Phaze 10. Unified Jazz Ensemble.

Rams Head Center Stage. Memories Of The King Elvis Tribute.

Rams Head On Stage. Marcus D. Wiley and Sean Sarvis.

The Sidebar. Rooney’s Shoe, The Cryptics, Red Tape, Crystal Methodist.

Friday 9 

Baltimore Soundstage. Mayhem, Watain, Revenge.

Bertha’s. The Juke Drivers.

The Birchmere. Ricky Skaggs, Kentucky Thunder.

The Black Cat. Metalachi, Booze Riot.

Cat’s Eye Pub. Community Groove, Billy Thomson and Jeff Baynum.

Charm City Art Space. The Truly Haunted, Palm Trees in Moscow, Lucien Freud, Birthright.

The Crown. Abdu Ali, Malportado Kids.

The 8x10. Fort Nox 5, Qdup, DJ Throwdown, Waxed.

The Fillmore. The Devil Makes Three, Joe Pug.

Germano’s Piattini. Redwine Jazz Band.

Hard Rock Café. Hard Rock After Dark.

Joe Squared. Gunson Roses.

Metro Gallery. Widows Watch, Dead Mechanical, Ryan Shelkett and The Outfit, Blackwolf Beach, Whiff.

Mick O’Shea’s. Upright Dave and The Messarounds.

9:30 Club. Kap Slap, Breathe Carolina, Jai Wolf.

The Ottobar. The School of Rock Baltimore.

Phaze 10. Rollex Band.

Rams Head Center Stage. Spectrum.

Rams Head Live. The Slanted Sound, The New Retro, Vigilante Summer, HalfTone, Mark Mikina.

Rams Head On Stage. Jeff Daniels, The Ben Daniels band.

Red Maple. Cevin Fisher, Tony Smooth.

The Sidebar. Bludgeon, Meth Valley, Anal Butt.

The Windup Space. Llamadon: Flash Giordani, No Sir E, Black Blizzard, DJ Nativesun.

Saturday 10 

Bertha’s. Garnet Hearts.

The Birchmere. Ricky Skaggs, Kentucky Thunder.

The Black Cat. Giulia Rozzi.

Cat’s Eye Pub. Community Groove, Sean K. Preston and The Loaded Pistols.

The 8x10. ORBT, Ageless, Thriftworks.

The Fillmore. Led Zeppelin 2.

Germano’s Piattini. Butler Park Hot Serenaders.

Joe Squared. The Okay Open Mic.

Metro Gallery. A Sound of Thunder, MindMaze, Echoes Never Lie, Spellborne, Sekengard.

Mick O’Shea’s. Gaelic Mishap.

9:30 Club. The Pietasters, Askultura, Black Masala.

The Ottobar. The School of Rock Baltimore; Auto Da Fe, Yugennui, Polaris, Textbook Fascist.

Phaze 10. The Next Level Band, Isaac Parham.

Rams Head Center Stage. Blue Label.

Rams Head Live. John Kadlecik and The DC Mystery Cats.

Rams Head On Stage. Pressing Strings, Swampcandy, Skribe.

Red Maple. Goodlife Saturdays.

The Sidebar. Braincase, Cadaveric Spasm, Wolfcloak, Vomit Fist, Plague Czar.

Sunday 11 

Baltimore Soundstage. Veil of Maya, Upon A Burning Body, Volumes, Gideon, The Last Ten Seconds of Life.

Bertha’s. Garnet Hearts.

The Birchmere. David Cassidy.

Cat’s Eye Pub. Steve Kraemer and the Bluesicians, Linwood Taylor Band.

Charm City Art Space. Lunch Cult, Koala Tea Time, Jive Rhombus Coalition, Garbage Run.

The Crown. Weyes Blood, Fountain of Youth, Amanda Schmidt, Nerftoss.

Germano’s Piattini. Julie Kurzava and Diane Kinsley.

Joe Squared. Second Sunday Suppertime Swing.

Looney’s Pub Canton. Looney’s Pub Sunday Fundays.

Metro Gallery. Civil Twilight, Knox Hamilton.

The Ottobar. The School of Rock Baltimore.

Rams Head On Stage. Psycho Killers.

Red Maple. Professional Soul.

The Windup Space. Sarah Sullivan and the New Old Fashioneds.

Monday 12 

Cat’s Eye Pub. Phil Cunneff New Trio.

Charm City Art Space. Reservoir, My Bones Rest Easy.

Liam Flynn’s Ale House. Gypsy jazz jam.

The Ottobar. 98 Rock’s “Noise In The Basement.”

Tuesday 13 

Cat’s Eye Pub. Drunken Uncles.

Rams Head Center Stage. Trouble Funk.

The Sidebar. Piranha, Northwoods.

Slainte Irish Pub and Restaurant. Irish Acoustic Session.

The Tin Roof. Harikaraoke Band and Gong Show.

Wednesday 14

Baltimore Soundstage. Cage, Ceschi Ramos, Seez Mics, Butch Dawson, Drew Scott.

Bertha’s. Whale Show.

The Birchmere. The Psychedelic Furs.

Cat’s Eye Pub. Muleman Band.

The Fillmore. Seether, Papa Roach, Kyng, Islander.

Germano’s Piattini. Coup De Bop.

Liam Flynn’s Ale House. Celtic Music Sessions.

9:30 Club. Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven; Alvin Risk, Kodak to Graph, Strike Stone, Rucca.

The Ottobar. The Toasters, Bumpin’ Uglies, The Players Band, The Evokatones.

Phaze 10. Rodney Kelley and Friends.

Rams Head On Stage. Aaron Freeman. 

The Sidebar. Professional Victim, The Sharp Lads, Canker Blossom.

The Windup Space. Ratmilk.

Classical

Thursday 8

Rite Of Spring. The BSO perform’s Stravinksy’s masterpiece with Barber’s “Madea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance” and Osvaldo Golijov’s “Rose of the Winds.” 8 p.m., Saturday 7 p.m., Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., (410) 783-8000bsomusic.org, $40-$75.

Dance & Dancing

Wednesday 7 

Adult Ballet Classes. Ongoing and open to all. Mondays and Wednesdays, Meadow Mill Athletic Club, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, (410) 235-7000, $13 drop-in. 

American Contra and Square Dancing. The Baltimore Folk Music Society will walk students through a range of New England, Southern Appalachian, and Celtic styles. 7:30 p.m., Lovely Lane Methodist Church, 2200 St. Paul St., bfms.org, $4-$13.

Argentine Tango Lessons. Everyone welcome to the entire series or just individual classes, and no experience is required. 7 p.m., Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 811 Cathedral St., theotherkiss.com, $12-$15.

Belly Dance Classes with R’aina. Learn the art of belly dance. 7:30 p.m., Homewood Friends Meeting House, 3107 N. Charles St., (410) 235-4438, $10.

Friday 9 

Ballroom Dance Lessons. Learn to waltz, rumba, tango, and more during these weekly dance lessons. 8 p.m., The Johns Hopkins University ROTC building, 3300 N. Charles St., (410) 599-3725, free.

Drop-in Swing Classes. Learn the basics every Monday and Friday. No registration required. 8-9 p.m., The Mobtown Ballroom, 859 Washington Blvd., (425) 218-8197mobtownballroom.com, lesson $5, dance $5.

Dance Performances

Wednesday 14 

“Dancing With The Stars” Live. The celebrity contestants of “Dancing With The Stars” perform mediocre to impressive routines on stage. 8 p.m., Patrica and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric, 140 W. Mt. Royal Ave., (410) 900-1150lyricoperahouse.com, $35-$75.

STAGE

“Deathtrap.” A writers block-plagued playwright plots to steal a masterpiece manuscript written by a former student. Through Jan. 11, Everyman Theatre, 315 W. Fayette St., (410) 752-2208everymantheatre.org, $32-$40.

“InterLock.” Ira Levin’s psychological melodrama explores obsession and betrayal in a post-World War II romance. Jan. 9 - Feb. 8, Vagabond Players, 806 S. Broadway,(410) 563-9135vagabondplayers.org, $10-$20.

“Jekyll and Hyde.” In the musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale, a doctor battles his own maniacal evils. Jan. 9 - Feb. 8, Spotlighters Theater, 817 S. Paul St., (410) 752-1225spotlighters.org, $16-$20.

“One Night In Miami...” In an imagined dramatization of a real gathering in Miami, Cassius Clay, Malcom X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown meet in a hotel room one night in 1964. Jan. 14 - Feb. 8, Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St., (410) 332-0033centerstage.org, $19-$59.

“References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot.” Upon the reunion of a young housewife and her military husband, the couple struggles with their emotional distance. Jan. 9 - Feb. 8, Single Carrot Theater, 2600 N. Howard St., (443) 844-9253singlecarrot.com, $18-$25.

COMEDY

Thursday 8

Brian Scott McFadden. The versatile stage, film, and television actor performs his popular stand up routine. On Thursday, he wraps up the New Talent Showcase Competition. Through Saturday, Magooby’s Joke House, 9603 Deereco Road, Timonium, (410) 252-2727magoobys.com, $10.

Marlon Wayans. The comedian known for his performances in “White Chicks,” “Haunted House,” and the totally-not-funny “Requiem For A Dream” takes the stage. Through Saturday, Baltimore Comedy Factory, 5625 O’Donnell St., (410) 547-7798, baltimorecomedy.com, $25-$35.

Saturday 10

Mo’Nique and Friends Live. The Academy Award-winning actress and comedian returns to her hometown to show off the comedic talent that drew her out of Baltimore, across the country, into Hollywood. 8 p.m., The Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St., (800) 982-2787, france-merrickpac.com, $42.50-$62.50.

ART

American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway. (410) 244-1900, avam.org. “Donald Pass: The Hope We Seek”, An exhibit of 13 works by the late British visionary artist that depict ethereal spirits and the afterlife in watercolor, charcoal, and other mixed-media. Through Feb. 22. The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster, Featuring artist Rev. Howard Finster, The Visionary Experience offers a perspective on some of the most important moments in history, invention, science, politics, and religion. Through Aug. 30.

Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, (443) 573-1700, artbma.org. “Black Box: Anri Sala,” Sala demonstrates the horror of the siege of Sarajevo. Through Feb. 22. “Front Room: Dario Robleto,” The multidisciplinary artist’s sculptural installations dive into natural history, outer space, and family legacies. Through March 29. “On Paper: Alternative Realities,” 26 previously unexhibited prints by a selection of artists including Wangechi Mutu and Amy Cutler explore the visual language of pop culture. Through April 12.

Creative Alliance3134 Eastern Ave., (410) 276-1651, creativealliance.org. “Richard Sober: Borrowed Earth,” The artist and poet combines painting and prose to communicate his personal responses to different locations, both real and imagined. Through Jan. 24. Mike McConnell and Janet Olney: “Spatial Conversations,” two local painters use color and mark to evoke abstract spatial relationships. Jan. 9 - Jan. 24.

Current Space, 421 N. Howard St., currentspace.com. “Is Anything Yet?” Jen Frost Smith, Madeleine Cutrona, and Thomas Brown delve into the greatest challenges faced by today’s young artists. Jan. 10 - Jan. 25.

E.M.P. Collective, 307 W. Baltimore St., empcollective.org. “Survey Says,” viewers can take an online survey to get matched with a local exhibiting artist. It’s basically Match.com for art buyers and artists. Through Jan. 24.

Full Circle Gallery, 33 E. 21st St., (410) 528-1868, fullcirclephoto.com. “Emulsion,” Works by Nelson Adlin and Ajay Malghan demonstrate different techniques of manipulating emulsion in photography. Through Jan. 17.

Gallery CA, 440 E. Oliver St., (410) 528-9239, galleryca.org. “Living Fields,” Through painting, drawing, and illustration, Shannon Durbin, Paige Vickers, Dingding Hu, Sarah Schneider, Ambyr Deanna, and T Marie Jacintho explore the storytelling aspects of visual narratives. Through Jan. 16.

Gallery 788, 3602 Hickory Ave., (202) 210-8361, g788.org. “Anything Goes,” The first show of the year features really anything. Through Feb. 1.

Goya Contemporary, Mill Center, Studio 214, 3000 Chestnut Ave., (410) 366-2001, goyacontemporary.com. “Jo Smail: Leaning Over the Edge of the Moon,” Jo Smail presents photographs taken during a recent four-month excursion to Florence, Italy, and paintings created upon her return to Baltimore. Through Jan. 28.

Guest Spot At The Reinstitute, 1715 N. Calvert St., (718) 541-9672, guestspot.org. “Terence Hannum: Decay,” Baltimore artist and member of local metal band Locrian presents new collages made from cassette tape. Through Jan. 17.

Leroy Merritt Center for the Art of Joseph Sheppard, 3501 E. University Blvd. Adelphi, (240) 582-2509, umuc.edu. “Joseph Sheppard: On a Grand Scale”, For a fifth time, UMUC’s Leroy Merritt Center will showcase works from world-renowned realist artist, Joseph Sheppard. Explore the large format paintings of the Owings Mills native and MICA alum through an exhibit featuring 21 of Sheppard’s portraits of rural and urban life, some of which span more than seven feet. Through Mar. 29.

Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St., (410) 685-3750, mdhs.org. “In Full Glory Reflected: Maryland During the War of 1812”, The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) is retelling a dramatic story of the War of 1812 with 5,000 square feet of displays and more than 100 historic artifacts.

Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles St., (410) 244-0899, themetrogallery.net. “Existence: New Works by Jeremy Crawford,” The Baltimore painter shows his new expressive figurations. Through Jan. 11.

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St., (443) 263-1800,africanamericanculture.org. “For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People,” Portraits by Sheila Pree Bright show subjects posing with the American flag and demonstrating how they feel to be citizens of the U.S. Through Feb. 28.

Terrault Contemporary, 1515 Guilford Ave., (336) 707-5511, terraultcontemporary.com. “Corrupt Images: Works by Andrew Laumann,” Baltimore born and bred artist and Dope Body member Andrew Laumann explores color abstraction through painting. Through Jan. 21.

The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., (410)547-9000, thewalters.org. “From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story,” The Walters celebrates its 80th birthday with artworks, artifacts, and never-before seen photographs of the Walters family. Through April 17. “ From Pen to Press: Experimentation and Innovation in the Age of Print,” A look at the hybrid works, new books, and odd experiments that came about during the early days of printing. Through April 12.

WORDS

Wednesday 7 

Warm Wednesdays. Open mic poetry hosted by Walter M. Jones. Wednesdays 8 p.m., The 5 Seasons, 830 Guilford Ave., (410) 207-9832, the5seasons.com.

Thursday 8 

Debbie Bookchin and Blair Taylor: “The NExt Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy.” The editors of the collection of essays by the late American anarchist Murray Bookchin discuss the author’s ideas of social ecology, libertarian municipalism, and challenging authoritarianism. 7:30 p.m., Red Emma’s, 30 W. North Ave., (410) 230-0450, redemmas.org, free.

Poets and Pastries. A spoken word and poetry open mic featuring small plates, desserts, coffee, and tea. Hosted by Last Born Child. 8-10 p.m., Herb and Soul, 1702 Yakona Road, Parkville, (410) 668-1886, herbandsoul.net, $5.

Tuesday 13

“This House, My Bones.” Joined by readings from local authors Willona Sloan and Derrick Weston, Elmaz Abinader reads from her newest poetry collection about the Arab diaspora and the effects of war. 7:30 p.m., Red Emma’s, 30 W. North Ave., (443) 602-7585, redemmas.org, free.

BENEFITS

Wednesday 7 

Gay Bingo. This weekly event includes cash prizes and a progressive jackpot. Proceeds benefit the House of Ruth. Wednesdays 8:30 p.m., Club Hippo, 1 W. Eager St., (410) 547-0069, clubhippo.com, free. 

Monday 12

SkateFest. Support the Special Olympics of Maryland by skating at the Inner Harbor. 6-8 p.m., Inner Harbor Ice Rink, McKeldin Plaza, 101 Pratt St., (443) 890-6158, innerharboricerink.org, $5.

Friday 9

Dew More Baltimore 2nd Anniversary Fundraising Dinner. Enjoy live slam poetry, music, and dinner to support DewMore, a community-based organization that encourages the use of art and community organizing to enact social change. 6:30 p.m., Center Stage, Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St., (410) 332-0033, dewmorebmore.wix.com/fundraisingdinner, $30.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Wednesday 7 

Mario Kart Tournament. Race to the finish line with pizza and beer along the way. 7-11 p.m., Joe Squared, 133 W. North Ave., (410) 545-0444, joesquared.com, free.

Trivia Happy Hour! Every Wednesday, come to Ottobar for Team Trivia Night, happy hour drink specials, and prizes. 7-9 p.m., The Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St., (410) 662-0069, theottobar.com

Thursday 8

Constellation Thursday Nights. Every Thursday night, visitors are able to walk through the galleries, visit the special exhibitions for free, and eat at the Q at the Walters cafe. 5-9 p.m., Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., (410) 547-9000, thewalters.org.

Saturday 10

Lithuanian Hall 100 Year Celebration. Baltimore’s favorite dance hall is turning a century old. Celebrate with cocktails, dinner, and dancing with Eugenijus Dicevicius plus traditional Lithuanian folk dance groups. 2 p.m. - midnight, Lithuanian Hall, 851 Hollins St., (410) 685-5787, lithuanianhall.com, $40.

LGBT

Wednesday 7 

POZ Men. POZ Men is a peer support group for men who are HIV-positive. 7 p.m., GLCCB, 1000 Cathedral St.,(410) 777-8145, glccb.org, free.

Friday 9 

Bear Night. A night for the bear group in the Saloon. 9 p.m. - 1 a.m., Club Hippo, 1 W. Eager St., (410) 547-0069,clubhippo.com.

Saturday 10 

Sufficient As I Am (SAIM). A support group for LGBT youth and young adults. Youth are welcome to drop in and try out this long running program that features discussion sessions, special events, guest speakers, and trips. For ages 24 and under. Noon-3 p.m., GLCCB, 1000 Cathedral St., (410) 777-8145, glccb.org, free.

Monday 12 

Spot Light Mondays. Club Hippo hosts their weekly Spotlight Drag Show. 9 p.m., Club Hippo, 1 W. Eager St., (410) 547-0069, clubhippo.com, no additional fee.

Tuesday 13 

Showtune Video Madness. Enjoy singing to your favorite showtunes and musicals every Tuesday in the karaoke bar. 8 p.m., Club Hippo, 1 W. Eager St., (410) 547-0069, clubhippo.com.

KIDS

Wednesday 7 

“Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!” Come along as Curious George inspires kids to explore math, science, and engineering through interactive play. Through Feb. 6, Port Discovery, 35 Market Place, (410) 727-8120,portdiscovery.org.

Saturday 10 

Train Ride to Mount Clare Museum House. Enjoy the Mount Clare Museum House at a discounted rate when you purchase a regular admission ticket to the B&O Railroad Museum. Saturday at 1 p.m., Sunday at 12:30 p.m., B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., (410) 752-2490, borail.org, $5 adults, $4 kids 2-12, free for B&O members.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Wednesday 7 

Beginner Yoga. Students will be taught the basics of yoga including different poses and breathing techniques. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, Padma Yoga Studio, 1620 St. Agnes Lane, Gwynn Oak, (702) 343-1319,padmayogastudio.com, $15.

Hatha Yoga. Hatha yoga helps build inner and outer strength through a series of poses. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Inn at the Colonnade, 4 W. University Parkway, (410) 235-5400, colonnadebaltimore.com, $15 for one class, $50 for six classes.

Friday 9 

Tai Chi for Seniors. Improves health and is recommended for improved balance, reducing the risk of falls. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Edward A. Myerberg Senior Center, 3101 Fallstaff Road, (410) 358-6856, myerbergseniorcenter.org, $90, members $60.

Saturday 10 

Baltimore Frontrunners and Walkers. Start your Saturday off with the Baltimore Frontrunners and Walkers, an LGBT group. Afterward, meet back up and have brunch at Panera. 8:45-11:15 a.m., Panera Bread, 3600 Boston St.,baltimorefrontrunners.com, free.

Sunday 11 

Baltimore Insight Meditation. The Baltimore Insight Meditation group meets for a one hour meditation. 7 p.m., Universalus Community, 2-B Oakway Road, Timonium, universalusmonks.org, free.

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