Baltimore City Paper

Weekly Calendar: December 31-January 7


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 Crown. Believe, Vague Output NYE.

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

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

Germano's Piattini. The Cold Spring Jazz Quartet.

James Joyce Irish Pub. The Shamrogues.


Joe Squared. Oil Pan Boy, Slow Lights.

Liam Flynn's Ale House. Celtic Music Sessions.

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.

Thursday 1


Bertha's. Jeff Reed Trio.

Cat's Eye Pub. Pete Kanaras Blues Band.

The Fillmore. Wale, Audio Push, Fat Trel, Slutty Boyz.

Friday 2 

Bertha's. The Juke Drivers.

The Birchmere. In Gratitude, Motown and More.


Cat's Eye Pub. Bad Neighbors, Katie Bowers Band.

Charm City Art Space. Joe Biden, IT, Sharptooth, Common Thief, Take Care.

The Fillmore. Badfish, Ballyhoo!, Dale and the Zdubs, Bumpin' Uglies.

Hard Rock Café. Hard Rock After Dark.

Joe Squared. Brad Gunson.

Metro Gallery. Angel Du$t, Big Mouth, Old Lines, WARXGAMES.


9:30 Club. Dark Star Orchestra.

The Ottobar. Letitia VanSant and the Bonafides, Haint Blue, Laney Jones, Tiny Timbers.

Phaze 10. Jeff Antoniuk.

Rams Head Center Stage. Rubix Kube.

Rams Head On Stage. Rik Emmett.

Red Maple. Depth Perception.


The Sidebar. Saddle of the Centaur, The Degenerettes, Rot Work, Sweepstakes.

Saturday 3 

An Die Musik. Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra.

Baltimore Free Farm. The Hills and Rivers, The Highland Hill Boys, Matthew Mule McKinley, The Baltimore String Felons.

Bertha's. Automatic Slim and His Band.

The Birchmere. Hal Ketchum.


Cat's Eye Pub. Wayne Dean and The Bailouts, Roger Girke Band.

Charm City Art Space. Atlas At Last, Wasted Year, Me Versus I, Polyphony.

The Fillmore. Fillmore Flashback w/ Biz Markie, Here's To The Nights, The New Romance.

Germano's Piattini. Kings of Crownsville.

Joe Squared. Indie Rock hosted by Adam Smith.

9:30 Club. Dark Star Orchestra.


The Ottobar. In Dying Arms, Artifacts, Vermord, Silent on Fifth Street, Pain, GI9, Enemy Within; Tijuana Panthers, The Garden, Skull Theft, Lushpockets.

Phaze 10. Micah Smith, Craig Alston.

Rams Head Center Stage. Soho Down.

Rams Head Live. Get The Led Out.

Rams Head On Stage. Ted Vigil, Swearingen and Kelli.

Red Maple. Goodlife Saturdays.


The Sidebar. Gin War, No Good News, Giants At Large, Something More, Carry The Banner.

Sunday 4 

Baltimore Soundstage. Mae, The Ruin City, Mike Mains and The Branches.

The Birchmere. Mark Russel.

Cat's Eye Pub. Steve Kraemer and the Bluesicians, Grapefruit Kings.

Charm City Art Space. A Film In Color, Your Persona, Body Thief.


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

The Ottobar. Monsters of the Antipodes, Time Columns, Hotel Neon, A Worthless Homestead.

Rams Head On Stage. Maggie Sansone and Robin Bullock, Seth Kibel, Andrea Hoag, Matthew Ball, The Irish Step Dancers.

Red Maple. Professional Soul.

The Windup Space. Glue, Pure Disgust, The Emmies, Birth Defects.

Monday 5 


Cat's Eye Pub. Phil Cunneff New Trio.

Liam Flynn's Ale House. Gypsy jazz jam.

The Red Room. Phurnne, Sunatirene.

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

Tuesday 6 

The Black Cat. History Repeated, Delacaros, Plurals.


Cat's Eye Pub. Timmy Shelley Band.

Charm City Art Space. Two Inch Astronaut, Sean Eldon and The Coule-Too-Tree.

Rams Head Center Stage. The Fix.

Rams Head On Stage. Revolution Child.

The Sidebar. Occultist, Krang, Corpse Light, The Munsens, Rhin.

Slainte Irish Pub and Restaurant. Irish Acoustic Session.


The Tin Roof. Harikaraoke Band and Gong Show.

The Windup Space. Out Of Your Head Collective.

Wednesday 7

Bertha's. Big Bertha's Rhythm Kings.

The Black Cat. The End of America.

Cat's Eye Pub. Katie Bowers Band.


Liam Flynn's Ale House. Celtic Music Sessions.

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.



Friday 2

Beethoven's 9th. The Baltimore Choral Arts Society joins the BSO in a performance of Beethoven's classic. 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m., Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., (410)

Dance & Dancing

Wednesday 31 

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.,, $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.,, $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 2 

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), lesson $5, dance $5.



"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.,

"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), $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), $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,, $20-$50.



Wednesday 31 

Huggy Lowdown. Celebrate the new year with seasoned comic Huggy Lowdown and DJ Prime and catch Huggy's regular stand-up Friday and Saturday. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Baltimore Comedy Factory, 5625 O'Donnell St., (410) 547-7798,, $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, Timonium, (410), $45-$195.

Friday 2

Mickey Cucchiella. The cohost of Mickey and Amelia on 98 Rock performs his increasingly popular stand up act. Friday and Saturday, Magooby's Joke House, 9603 Deereco Road, Timonium, (410), $20.



American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway. (410) "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) 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, "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, "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.

E.M.P. Collective, 307 W. Baltimore St., "Survey Says," viewers can take an online survey to get matched with a local exhibiting artist. It's basically for art buyers and artists. Opening 7 p.m., Jan. 3., on view through Jan. 24.

Full Circle Gallery, 33 E. 21st St., (410) 528-1868, "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, "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.

Goya Contemporary, Mill Center, Studio 214, 3000 Chestnut Ave., (410) 366-2001, "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, "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, "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, "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, "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, "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, "Block Stitch," six photographers and filmmakers explore self-representation throughout the geography of Baltimore. Through Jan. 3.

Terrault Contemporary, 1515 Guilford Ave., (336) 707-5511, "Corrupt Images: Works by Andrew Laumann," Baltimore born and bred artist and Dope Body member Andrew Laumann explores color abstraction through painting. Jan. 2.

The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., (410)547-9000, "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.


Wednesday 31 


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

Thursday 1 

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,, $5.


Wednesday 31 

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,, free.


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,, $100.


Wednesday 31 

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,

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,, free.

Thursday 1


Auto Show Baltimore. Check out new cars, trucks, and SUVs in their polished, expensive glory. Through Jan. 4, Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St., (410) 649-7000,, $5-$12.

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,

Saturday 3

Thunder Grunt Live. Watch live shows of Expert of Nothing, The Digression Sessions Podcast, Christopher Scarborough of TheCurioso, and OK Stupid and Star Wars, plus a raffle and live performance by Tunnelbike. 7 p.m., The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave., (410) 244-8855,, free.


Wednesday 31 


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,, free.

Friday 2 

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,

Saturday 3 

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,, free.

Monday 5 


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

Tuesday 6 

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,


Wednesday 31 

"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,


Saturday 3 

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,, $5 adults, $4 kids 2-12, free for B&O members.


Wednesday 31 

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,, $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,, $15 for one class, $50 for six classes.


Friday 2 

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,, $90, members $60.

Saturday 3 

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.,, free.

Sunday 4 

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


Sports and Recreation

Friday 2

Professional Bull Riders. Men wearing big hats attempt not to be killed by angry cows. 8 p.m., Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., (410) 347-2020,, $15-$100.

New Year's Eve

Wednesday 31

Believe. The Mellow Mix and Llamadon host a club-heavy rager to bid farewell to 2014, featuring Scottie B, Vjuan Allure, Chiffon (DJ set), Abdu Ali (DJ set), and Histo. 9 p.m., The Crown, 1910 N. Charles St.,, $7.


Big Night Baltimore. Ring in the new year with an all-inclusive bar, buffets, 10 live acts, and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Baltimore Harbor Hotel, 101 W. Fayette St.,, $99.99-$159.99.

Brooks Blueroom Birthday Bash. Celebrate the departure of 2014 with a performance by Three Brained Robot, DJ sets by Matmos, Molly Soda, CP contributor Lexie Mountain, Robin Gold, and more. 10 p.m., The Crown, 1910 N. Charles St.,, free.

Charm City Countdown. The Moulin Rouge-themed party includes open bars, dinner buffets, a champagne toast, 10 different party zones, and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m., North Baltimore Plaza Hotel, 2004 Greenspring Drive, Lutherville-Timonium, (410) 549-5707,, $99-$219.

Downtown Countdown. Usher in 2015 with an open bar, buffet, and the largest balloon drop in Baltimore. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Pratt Street Ale House, 206 W. Pratt St.,, $99-$179.

Fireworks Dinner Cruise. Get a great glimpse of the fireworks on the water and enjoy dinner, an open bar, and more. 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Spirit Cruises, 561 Light St., (866) 312-2469,, $159.90.

The Gong Show. Watch side show acts, comedans, musicians, dancers, and other acts perform for a panel of judges. 9 p.m., Yellow Sign Theatre, 1726 N. Charles St.,, free.


Hampden Ball drop. The  famous 34th Street Christmas lights display closes out with a ball drop to ring in 2015. midnight, 34th Street between Chestnut Avenue and Keswick Road,

J. Roddy Walston and the Business NYE Bash. The local roadhouse rockers help ring in 2015. Featuring specials from Union Craft Brewery, a champagne toast, and more. 8 p.m., Baltimore Soundstage, 124 Market Place, (410) 244-0057,, $33, advance $27.50, VIP $82.50.

New Year's Eve at De Kleine Duivel. Enjoy music by Sau Au Lait, burlesque by Dolly Longlegs, Blanche Boudoir, Whiskey Joy, and lots of delicous Belgian beer. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 10 p.m., De Kleine Duivel, 3602 Hickory Ave.,, $5.

New Year's Eve Burlesque Revue. Magician Spencer Horsman performs with help  from Deepa de Jour, Ophelia Derriere, Empress de Naste, Olive Jones, Puppie Buffe, Zhora Nova, Ella Belladonna, and more. 9 p.m., Illusions, 1025-27 S. Charles St., (410) 727-5811,, $40.

New Year's Eve Comedy Bash. Mike Britt and Jimmy Merrit take the stage during the countdown to 2015.6:30 and 10:15 p.m., Magooby's Joke House, 9603 Deereco Road, Timonium, (410) 252-2727,, $45-$195.

New Year's Eve at The Ottobar. Enjoy Fatally Yours, The Last Year, Cyrenic, My Enemy Complete, and Raven Tree downstairs, and/or Physical Education with DJ James Nasty upstairs. 9 p.m., The Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St., (410) 662-0069,


New Year's Eve Spectacular. Featuring live music by the Inner Harbor and a fireworks display that can be seen throughout the city. 9 p.m., Pratt and Light streets,, free.

Papadosio. The electro-prog rockers help ring in the new year with ELM and Proper Playground: A Living Gallery Experience. 9 p.m., Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, (410) 244-1131,, $32.50-$60.

Pixelated New Years Eve. Support The Torrey Smith Foundation by celebrating with DJ Al Graham, champagne toasts, open bars, Pixelated Photo Booths, and more. 9 p.m., Geppi's Entertainment Museum, 301 W. Camden St., (410) 625-7060,, $100.

Vague Output NYE. Keep the party going with sets from Graham Hatke, Alex Gardel, Boss Ross, A'phreaq, and C10. 1:30 a.m., The Crown, 1910 N. Charles St.,, $5.