Weekly Calendar: December 12-24

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CLUBS/CONCERTSWednesday 17

Bertha’s. Baltimore Songwriters Association Showcase.

The Birchmere. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

Black Cat. Drgn King, Sealab.

Cat’s Eye Pub. Robert Frahm Trio.

Creme Restaurant and Lounge. Live jazz.

The Crown. Cult of Riggonia, Bowlegged Gorilla, Tendrills.

The 8x10. DELTAnine, Sistine Criminals, Flux Capacitor.

Joe Squared. Jacob Panic.

Liam Flynn’s Ale House. Traditional Irish Music Session.

The Ottobar. Vanna, Texas In July, Sirens and Sailors, Definite, Demeanor.

Phaze 10. Open mic.

Rams Head On Stage. Pieces of a Dream.

Red Maple. Internationalism with DJ Babak.

The Tin Roof. Dirt.

The Windup Space. Barnyard Sharks Variety Show.

Thursday 18

An Die Musik. Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra.

Baltimore Soundstage. Musiq Soundchild, Morgan James.

Bertha’s. Jeff Reed Trio.

The Birchmere. Carbon Leaf, Marie Miller.

Cat’s Eye Pub. Speakers of the House.

Charm City Art Space. Back Talk.

The Crown. Early Universe, HD Sunrise, Amy Reid, Red Sea.

The 8x10. On The Bus, Dave Jacobson Band.

Germano’s Piattini. Gary Rubin.

The Get Down. Spirit - Weekly Rave Event.

Hard Rock Café. Live Music Thursdays.

Joe Squared. Acoustic Open Mic.

9:30 Club. Alex Clare, Firekid, Taylor Berrett.

Red Maple. DJ Chris Brooks and JFell, Quincy and Cian.

The Ottobar. Goodbye New Plans, Save The Empire, Old Victrola.

Rams Head Center Stage. Rave Parade.

Rams Head Live. Tinashe, Main Girl, 4thQu.

Rams Head On Stage. Robert Randolph and The Family Band.

The Sidebar. Demonic Christ, Hellgoat, Vimur, Haethen.

The Tin Roof. Coolio.

The Windup Space. Lord Grunge, Future People, Mickey Free, Glittoris, Echo.

Friday 19

An Die Musik. Warren Wolf, Aaron Diehl.

Bertha’s. The Juke Drivers.

The Birchmere. Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun, Commander Cody.

Cat’s Eye Pub. Drunken Uncles, Billy Thomson and Jeff Baynum.

The 8x10. Cris Jacobs Band, Brooks Long, Mad Dog No Good.

The Fillmore. Chase Rice, Old Dominion.

Germano’s Piattini. Kimberly Christie and Jason Buckwalter.

Hard Rock Café. Hard Rock After Dark.

James Joyce Irish Pub. James Gallagher, Off The Boat.

Joe Squared. Exit 17 Trio, Rashkin and the Dogs of Jazz.

Metro Gallery. Planning For Burial, Crimson Wave, Narrow Head, Prayer Chain, Psychic Teens.

Mick O’Shea's. Scotty P. and Friends.

9:30 Club. White Ford Bronco, B Side Shuffle.

The Ottobar. Friends Records 5 Year Anniversary Party.

Phaze 10. Live jazz and DJ.

Rams Head Center Stage. Under The Covers.

Rams Head Live. One Koast Family Christmas Party.

Rams Head On Stage. Carbon Leaf, Marie Miller.

The Sidebar. Sidebar Holiday Party.

The Windup Space. 4 Hours of Funk.

Saturday 20

An Die Musik. Seth Kibel and Friends.

Baltimore Soundstage. Emmure, The Acacia Strain, Fit For A King, Kublai Khan, Sylar, Eastdear Park.
Bertha’s. June Star.

The Birchmere. Pieces of a Dream.

The Black Cat. Soulside, Moss Icon.

Cat’s Eye Pub. Community Groove, Nate Myers and the Aces.

Charm City Art Space. Small Hands, Oceans Full of Friends, Ellicott City Ghost Tour, Imaginary Hockey League.

The Crown. Greedy, The Heads Are Zeros, Neck First, Black Zheep Diz, Bunk Buddha, Eu-IV.

The 8x10. E-Dubble, 27lights, Naughty Professor, St. Mary’s Revival, Drop Electric.

The Fillmore. Musiq Soulchild, Morgan James.

Germano’s Piattini. Glenn Angus Jazz Quartet.

Joe Squared. The Wafflers, The Shrapnels.

Metro Gallery. Water School, Jaabs, Your Imaginary Friend.

Mick O’Sheas. Upright Dave and The Messarounds.

9:30 Club. Will Eastman, Brian Billion.

The Ottobar. Friends Records 5 Year Anniversary Party.

Phaze 10. Live jazz and DJ.

Rams Head Center Stage. Superflydisco.

Rams Head Live. Kix, So Low.

Rams Head On Stage. Carbon Leaf, Marie Miller.

Red Maple. Tony Smooth and Nick Callahan.

The Sidebar. Thee Lexington Arrows, The Safes, The Max Levine Ensemble, The Wires, The Do Likes.

Terra Cafe. QueenEarth.

The Tin Roof. Under The Covers.

Concerts

Anthony Hamilton: Home For The Holidays. The Grammy-winning R&B wordsmith will not actually be home for the holidays because he is obviously on tour, but we can get past the poorly named program for his smooth vocal stylings. 8 p.m., Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., (410) 783-8000, bsomusic.org, $48-$85.

Sunday 21

An Die Musik. Boister Solstice Concert.

Bertha’s. June Star.

The Birchmere. Debi Smith and The National Men’s Chorus.

The Black Cat. Soulside, Office of Future Plans, Dot Dash.

Cat’s Eye Pub. Steve Kraemer and the Bluesicians, Pete Kanaras and the Hi-Fliers.

Germano’s Piattini. Jennifer Blades.

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

Rams Head On Stage. Hard Travelers.

Red Maple. Dream with DJ Tanz.

Monday 22

An Die Musik. Gene Bertoncini.

The Black Cat. Cricket Cemetery.

Cat’s Eye Pub. Phil Cunneff New Trio.

Liam Flynn’s Ale House. Gypsy jazz jam.

9:30 Club. Matisyahu, Judith Hill.

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

Tuesday 23

The Black Cat. Lemuria, Prince of Austin, The Rememberables.

Cat’s Eye Pub. Muleman Band.

Charm City Art Space. Save Face, Captive Son, On Your Marks, Associations.

Club 347. Essence Jam Session.

Metro Gallery. Loud Boyz, Ami Dang, The Sneaks, Ponyo, Si Young, Normaling, Kate Boss.

The Ottobar. Black Rose, Putrisect, Edhochuli, Mostly Only.

Rams Head Center Stage. Higher Hands.

The Sidebar. Chris Reynolds and His Fantastic Steam Powered Orchestra, Stone Age Rhapsody, Last To Fire, Evan Livingston.

Slainte Irish Pub and Restaurant. Irish Acoustic Session.

The Tin Roof. The Karikaraoke Band and Gong Show.

Wednesday 24

Cat’s Eye Pub. Dogs Among the Bushes.

Creme Restaurant and Lounge. Live jazz.

Joe Squared. John and Ron.

Phaze 10. Open mic.

Red Maple. Internationalism with DJ Babak.

The Tin Roof. Dirt.

CLASSICALFriday 19

Sing-Along Messiah. Sing along with professional vocalists that sound way better than you in their performance of Handel’s classic “Messiah. ” 7:30 p.m., Goucher College, Kraushaar Auditorium, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, (410) 523-7070, baltimorechoralarts.org, $25.

Saturday 20

Jingle Bells. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs a kid-friendly holiday program. 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., (410) 783-8000, bsomusic.org, $10.

Dance & Dancing

Wednesday 17

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 19

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) 218-8197, mobtownballroom.com, lesson $5, dance $5.

STAGE

“Burlesque-A-Pades: A Christmas Shimmy. ”Angie Pontani and friends strip and dance in a burlesque rendition of Charles Dickens' “A Christmas Carol. ” Dec. 21, 8 p.m., The Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St., (410) 662-0069, theottobar.com, $15.

"Caroline, or Change. "Stillpointe Theatre presents Tony Kushner's musical about a young boy in 1960's New Orleans who befriends his family's African-American maid. Dec. 18-Jan. 4, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 811 Cathedral St., stillpointetheatre.com.

“The Color Purple. ”The musical based on Alice Walker’s award-winning novel explores race and womanhood in America. Through Jan. 4, Best Western Hotel, 5625 O’Donnell St., (410) 205-5130, artscentric.net, $25.

“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) 752-2208, everymantheatre.org, $32-$40.

“It’s a Wonderful Life. ”Based on the classic film starring Jimmy Stewart, the holiday drama demonstrates that life is worth living, even when you’re being followed around by an annoying angel. Through Dec. 21, Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St., (410) 332-0033, centerstage.org, $19-$64.

“The Man Who Came To Dinner. ”Everyone’s had that guest who just won’t leave, staying hours after everyone else has left. Try six weeks. Through Dec. 21, Spotlighters Theatre, (410) 752-1225, spotlighters.org, $16-$20.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. World-class dancers and musicians bring Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece life. Dec. 19-20, Hippodrome at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St., (800) 982-2787, france-merrickpac.com, $28-$88.

“The Nutcracker. ”Performers from the Baltimore School for the Arts team up with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for this classic production. Patricia & Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric, 140 W. Mt. Royal Ave., (410) 900-1150, lyricoperahouse.com, $22-$57.

“The Seven Poor Travellers. ”In yet another one-man show, Charlie Bethel interprets Dickens' short holiday tale. Dec. 18-21, Baltimore Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., (410) 752-8558, theatreproject.org, $12-$22.

Trixie Little’s 10th Annual Holiday Spec-tac-Uthon. Celebrate a burlesque holiday with acrobatics, song and dance, striptease, and drag, featuring Santa’s magic elf Trixie Little and the 2014 King and Queen of Burlesque, Mr. Gorgeous and Midnite Martini. Dec. 18-20, Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., (410) 276-1651, creativealliance.org, $22-$25.

COMEDYThursday 18

Ben Creed. The seasoned stand up veteran demonstrates his virtuosity in sarcasm. Through Dec. 20, Magooby’s Joke House, Timonium, 9603 Deereco Road, (410) 252-2727, magoobys.com, $10.

The Comedy Lab. A local comedy showcase featuring a headliner and six open mic spots. Sign-up at 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., Pratt Street Ale House, 206 W. Pratt St., (410) 244-8900, prattstreetalehouse.com.

Jay Phillips. Baltimore’s former Comedian of the Year and former host of the WXYZ morning show ruminates over life’s ridiculous moments. Through Dec. 20, Baltimore Comedy Factory, 5625 O’Donnell St., (410) 547-7798, baltimorecomedy.com, $17-$25.

Friday 19

A John Waters Christmas. The prince of filth goes on a rant about his dirty love for the holiday season. 8 p.m., Baltimore Soundstage, 124 Market Place, (410) 244-0057, baltimoresoundstage.com, $40-$45.

ToiGIF! (That Friday Night Thing!). Every Friday come out for long-form, Chicago style improv comedy presented by Temple of Improv. 8 p.m., Zissimos Bar, 1023 W. 36th St., (410) 467-4707, facebook.com/templeofimprov, free.

Monday 22

Standup Comedy Open Mic Night. Flex your comedy muscles. 8:30 p.m., The Sidebar, 218 E. Lexington St., (410) 659-4130, sidebarbaltimore.com, free.

Wednesday 24

Comedy Cantonese. While the goyim are out celebrating Christmas Eve, relax with a Chinese buffet and Jewish humor from Marc Unger. 8:30 p.m., Magooby’s Joke House, Timonium, 9603 Deereco Road, (410) 252-2727, magoobys.com, $25-$40.

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 Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., (410) 578-1919, baltimoreclayworks.org. Winterfest 2014, “100 Teapots” juried by Mark Shapiro, the ceramic exhibition examines the hyper-specific form of the teapot and its rich cultural history. Through Jan. 3.

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 Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., (410) 276-1651, creativealliance.org. “Caryn Martin: Things Left Unsaid, ” Caryn Martin’s painted abstractions produce shifts in specificity and the line between object and space. Dec. 19 - Jan. 3. “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.

E. M. P. Collective, 307 W. Baltimore St., empcollective.org. “Strange Terrain, ” Aaron McIntosh and Nick Clifford Simko collaborate to create mixed media works exploring themes of queerness, concealed histories, nature, and decorative textiles. Through Dec. 21.

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. Reception Dec. 13 from 5-8 p.m. 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.

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, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. .

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.

RandallScottProjects, 216 W. Read St., (410) 617-0091, randallscottprojects.com. “James Busby: Eyelid Movements, ” The gallery’s first show in their new location exhibits James Busby’s grid and line paintings. Through Dec. 20.

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.

School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light St., (410) 396-4641, school33.org. “Block Stitch, ” six photographers and filmmakers explore self-representation throughout the geography of Baltimore. Through Jan. 3. “Co-Lab(oration): Nanotecture, ” Part of an ongoing project between two different artists to encourage creative exploration. “Nanotecture”’ is the first such collaboration between Jonathan Latiano and Jennifer Strunge. Through Dec. 31.

WORDSWednesday 17

Kate Wyer’s “Black Krim” Book Release Party. Baltimore author Kate Wyer reads from her debut novel after readings from Jen Michalski and Joseph Young. 7:30 p.m., E. M. P. Collective, 307 W. Baltimore St., empcollective.org.

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

Thursday 18

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.

Friday 19

"NYHC" Release Party and Signing. Author Tony Rettman discusses and signs copies of his newest book “NYHC, ” a history of the hardcore scene in New York between 1980 and 1990. 7 p.m., Atomic Books, 3620 Falls Road, (410) 662-4444, atomicbooks.com.

BENEFITSWednesday 17

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

Monday 22

The After Work Holiday Office Party. Celebrate a very Baltimore holiday with local stars Mink Stole, Andy Bopp, Arty Hill, and more all while supporting the Viva House soup kitchen. 5 p.m., The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave., (410) 244-8855, thewindupspace.com, $5.

TALKS PLUSThursday 18

Still Life in Hibernation. A drawing class and meet up group for people interested in sketching animal specimens from the society’s collection. 7-9 p.m., Natural History Society of Maryland, 6908 Belair Road, (410) 882-5376, marylandnature.org, $5, members free.

SPECIAL EVENTSWednesday 17

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.

JJAM Ping Pong Happy Hour. Enjoy drink specials and a few rounds of ping pong. 5 p.m., The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave., (410) 244-8855, thewindupspace.com.

Thursday 18

December Trivia: Merry X-Mas, Dummies. Ring in the holidays with a seasonal edition of Wound-Up Trivia plus drinks and prizes. 7:30 p.m., The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave., (410) 244-8855, thewindupspace.com, free.

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

Saturday 20

Musing at the Bromo. Free eclectic and local live music, free food and drink, family friendly. 2-4 p.m., Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, 21 S. Eutaw St., (443) 874-3596, bromoseltzerartstower.com, free.

The Station North Arts Market. Support local artists by attending the Station North Arts Market. Even if you just came to browse you will most likely leave with something unique, even if it’s just coffee. 1-5 p.m., The Chicken Box, 1 W. North Ave., stationnorth.org, free.

LGBTWednesday 17

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 19

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 20

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 22

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 23

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.

SCREENSThursday 18

Mondobaltimore: Trash Flicks and Cult Epics. Every Thursday at the Windup Space, come watch bad movie and cult classics. 7 p.m., The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave., (410) 244-8855, thewindupspace.com.

Friday 19

Dr. Who Happy Hour. An episode of Dr. Who and drink specials every Friday. 7-8 p.m., Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW, Washington, (202) 667-7960, blackcatdc.com.

Sunday 21

Pizza Party After Dark: “Edward Scissorhands” and “Beetlejuice. ”Munch on free Two Boots pizza while watching back-to-back screenings of two of Tim Burton’s best and creepiest films. 7:30 p.m., The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave., (410) 244-8855, thewindupspace.com.

“Tokyo Godfathers. ”In Satoshi Kon’s 2003 anime, three homeless misfits living on the streets of Tokyo find a baby in a trash bin on Christmas Eve and begin a search for the child’s parents. 8 p.m., The Crown, 1910 N. Charles St., (410) 625-4848, facebook.com/TheCrownBaltimore, free.

KIDSWednesday 17

“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.

Friday 19

The Fresh Beat Band. The stars of the eponymous Nickelodeon show perform their kid-friendly tunes. 6:30 p.m., Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., (410) 783-8000, bsomusic.org, $28-$58.

Saturday 20

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 & FITNESSWednesday 17

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.

Thursday 18

Better Balance and Fall Prevention Class. Seniors learn skills and techniques to prevent injury and falling. 10 a.m., Weinberg Senior Center, 5828 York Road, (410) 323-7131, $25 for 4 classes.

Parkinson’s Disease Education and Support Group. Discussions led by a trained facilitator. Topics include research, treatment, coping skills, alternative therapies, diet and exercise and more. 2-4 p.m., Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station Foxleigh Building, 2330 Joppa Road, Lutherville, (410) 616-2811, free.

Friday 19

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 20

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 21

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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