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Weekly Calendar: December 24-31

CLUBS/CONCERTS

Wednesday 24 

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Cat's Eye Pub. Dogs Among the Bushes.

Joe Squared. John and Ron.

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

Phaze 10. Rodney Kelley.

Red Maple. Meta4.

The Tin Roof. Dirt.

Thursday 25 

Bertha's. Jeff Reed Trio.

Cat's Eye Pub. Timmy Shelley.

Rams Head Center Stage. Holiday Vietnamese Show.

Friday 26 

Baltimore Soundstage. Pianos Become the Teeth, Diamond Youth, Superheaven, Black Clouds.

Bertha's. The Juke Drivers.

Cat's Eye Pub. Billy Thomson Band, Timmy Shelley.

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The 8x10. A Very Jerry Christmas.

The Fillmore. Lissen.

Hard Rock Café. Hard Rock After Dark.

9:30 Club. Dirtyphonics, TrollPhace, Fox Stevenson.

The Ottobar. Tony and Sara, Rufus Roundtree and the B'More Brass Factory, DJ Hardhead.

Phaze 10. Mike McHenry and The Tribe.

Rams Head Center Stage. Mike Hines.

Rams Head Live. Scarlet Angel, Never The Sun, The Purge Effect, Faceplant, We Love The Underground, Shoddy Gazoddy, Yours Truly, Marzy Maddox.

Rams Head On Stage. Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes.

The Sidebar. Highland Hill Boys, Baltimore String Felons, Grassgrinder, Stephen Lee.

The Tin Roof. Naked Nation.

The Windup Space. The Thorn Apples, The Highland Hill Boys, Swampcandy.

Saturday 27 

Baltimore Soundstage. Kindred the Family Soul.

Bertha's. Whale Show.

The Birchmere. Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, Ashleigh Chevalier.

Cat's Eye Pub. Tony Denikos, Carl Filipiak Jazz Band.

The 8x10. Telsma, Fractal Cat, Voodoo Pharmacology.

The Fillmore. The Regal Beagles, DJ Billy Barnacle.

Metro Gallery. Sick Sick Birds, Sal Bando, Dead Mechanical.

9:30 Club. Gogol Bordello, Man Man.

The Ottobar. U+N Xmas: Real2Real, Post Pink, Neonates, Devoids, Expert Alterations, DJ Dad Weed.

Phaze 10. David Bach.

Rams Head Center Stage. Strictly Bizness.

Rams Head Live. Broken Choice, Noah Pierre, StarFight, Archangel, Silent Society.

Rams Head On Stage. O'Malley's March.

The Sidebar. Intentional Trainwreck, Riverview, Machines of Living Death, Existentium.

The Tin Roof. No Green JellyBeenz.

The Windup Space. Hannahfest.

Sunday 28 

Baltimore Soundstage. Anthony Green, Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, I Can Make A Mess, Elder Brother.

Bertha's. Whale Show, Hootenanny.

The Birchmere. Hank Williams Tribute Show.

The Black Cat. Supreme Commander, Walk The Plank, Demands, Zekiah.

Cat's Eye Pub. Steve Kraemer and the Bluesicians, Timmy Shelley Band.

Charm City Art Space. Haunt, Birthright, Definite, Wander.

Germano's Piattini. The Apple Scruffs.

Looney's Pub Canton. Looney's Pub Sunday Fundays.

Rams Head On Stage. Rebirth Brass Band.

Monday 29 

An Die Musik. Dunbar Alumni Jazz Band.

Baltimore Soundstage. Dopapod, Consider The Source.

The Birchmere. Kindred The Family Soul.

Cat's Eye Pub. Phil Cunneff New Trio.

The Fillmore. The White Panda, Cam Meekins, DJ Dunmyer.

Liam Flynn's Ale House. Gypsy jazz jam.

9:30 Club. Gogol Bordello, Man Man.

The Ottobar. 98 Rock's "Noise In The Basement."

Rams Head On Stage. Javier Colon.

The Sidebar. Treeforts, Citycop, Brightside, Slow Death.

Zissimos bar. Allergy, Quitter, Humanmania.

Tuesday 30 

The Birchmere. Kindred The Family Soul.

Cat's Eye Pub. Baltimore Rockabilly.

Charm City Art Space. End Year, A MARC Train Home, The Escape Artist, Naked.

9:30 Club. Holy Ghost!, Brett.

The Ottobar. Freelance, Colleen and Frenchie, The Promise Hero, Sidekick; Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds, Chain and the Gang.

Rams Head Center Stage. Black Alley.

Rams Head On Stage. Seldom Scene.

The Sidebar. Blackout Brigade, Copstabber, Cowabunga Pizza Time.

Slainte Irish Pub and Restaurant. Irish Acoustic Session.

Wednesday 31

Baltimore Soundstage. J. Roddy Walston and The Business, Sleepwalkers.

The Birchmere. The Seldom Scene. Bumper Jacksons, The Hello Strangers.

The Black Cat. Peaches O'Dell and Her Orchestra, Tony Anthony and His Malvivants, DJ Dredd, Grap Luva.

Cat's Eye Pub. Ruben Montoya Band.

Charm City Art Space. Modern Pain, Homewrecker, Sick Symptom, Queensway.

The 8x10. Cara Kelly and the Tell Tale, You Already Know, Charm City Funk Brigade.

The Fillmore. Steel Panther, Charm City Devils, Mike Schleibaum.

Metro Gallery. New Queer's Eve.

9:30 Club. Clutch, Torch, Lionize.

The Ottobar. Fatally Yours, The Last Year, Cyrenic, My Enemy Complete, Raven Tree.

Phaze 10. Black Tiger Band.

Rams Head Live. Papadosio, ELM.

Rams Head On Stage. Marcus Johnson.

Red Maple. DJs JFell and Mic_L.

The Tin Roof. NYE Live.

The Windup Space. Deaf Scene, Bobby E. Lee and the Sympathizers, Hollywood Blanks.

Dance & Dancing

Wednesday 24 

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.

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Friday 26 

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.

STAGE

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

"Cirque Dreams Holidaze." Acrobats, jugglers, dancers, tightrope walkers, puppets - everything you'd hope to see at the circus with some holiday flair. 7:30 p.m., The Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, 140 W. Mt. Royal Ave., (410) 900-1150lyricoperahouse.com, $49-$69.

"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.

"Spectacle Obscura." DNA Theatre presents a cabaret-style circus with uncanny performances from aerialists, contortionists, and more. The circus will kick off with a special New Years Eve benefit show that includes snacks, cocktails, and a midnight toast. Dec. 31- Jan. 3, Church and Company, 3647 Falls Road, daydreamsandnightmares.com, $20-$50.

COMEDY

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, 9603 Deereco Road, Timonium, (410) 252-2727magoobys.com, $25-$40.

Friday 26

Brandon T. Jackson. As the young actor climbs the Hollywood ranks for his roles in "Percy Jackson and The Olympians" and "Get A Job," his stand up continues to flourish. Through Dec. 18, Baltimore Comedy Factory, 5625 O'Donnell St., (410) 547-7798baltimorecomedy.com, $17-$28.

Larry Lancaster. The Baltimore comedian shows off his fast-paced wit and improvisational skills. Friday and Saturday, Magooby's Joke House, 9603 Deereco Road, Timonium, (410) 252-2727,magoobys.com, $20.

Wednesday 31

Huggy Lowdown. Celebrate the new year with seasoned comic Huggy Lowdown and DJ Prime. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Baltimore Comedy Factory, 5625 O'Donnell St., (410) 547-7798,baltimorecomedy.com, $25-$45.

New Years Eve Comedy Bash. Mike Britt and Jimmy Merrit take the stage during the countdown to 2015. Fill up at the open bar and buffet and enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. 6:30 and 10:15 p.m., Magooby's Joke House, 9603 Deereco Road, Timonum, (410) 252-2727magoobys.com, $45-$195.

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. Through 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.

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.

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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.

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.

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 24 

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

BENEFITS

Wednesday 24 

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.

Wednesday 31

Pixelated New Years Eve. Support The Torrey Smith Foundation by celebrating the new year with DJ Al Graham, midnight champagne toasts, full open bars, food, live social media walls, and Pixelated Photo Booth. 9 p.m. - 2 a.m., Geppi's Entertainment Museum, 301 W. Camden St., (410) 625-7060, geppismuseum.com, $100.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Wednesday 24 

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.

Saturday 27

Kwanzaa Celebration. Honor the Kwanzaa principle of Kujichagulia with a candle lighting ceremony, traditional drumming and dancing from Sankofa Dance Theatre, souvenir vendors, craft workshops, kid stuff, and more. Noon, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St., (443) 263-1800, rflewismuseum.org, $5.

Wednesday 31

New Year's Eve Spectacular. Baltimore celebrates the new year with live music and fireworks over the Inner Harbor. 9 p.m. - 12:30 a.m., Inner Harbor, (410) 752-8632, promotionandarts.org, free.

LGBT

Wednesday 24 

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 26 

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 27 

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.

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Monday 29 

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 30 

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

Saturday 27 

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 24 

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 26 

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 27 

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 28 

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.

Sports and Recreation

Friday 26

Harlem Globetrotters 2015 World Tour. The world-famous basketball team shows off their tricks and slam dunks in their sport and theater hybrid show. Noon and 5 p.m., Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., (410) 347-2020, royalfarmsarena.com, $17-$118.

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