In dark and cold January, we all need to brush up on our fandom of the things we love. Whether you’re an art nerd, sports nut, do-gooder, or Indie music fan, this weekend offers lots of options for brushing up on your fandom.
Art fans should note: the acclaimed Matisse/Diebenkorn exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art is about to leave town this weekend. The museum is throwing it one last hurrah with an Art After Hours event this Friday, January 27 from 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets, which are $25 for non-members and $20 for members, include entrance to the exhibit, one ticket for food or drink from Alma Cocina, a live DJ, and gallery talks.
Baseball season may seem oh so far away in the middle of blustery winter, but FanFest is here to remind us all that its just a few months away. Join the Baltimore orioles at the Baltimore Convention Center on Saturday, January 28. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is $12 for adults, $6 for kids and seniors. Meet current and former Orioles, attend clinics for children and clubhouse tours, and bring home giveaways as well as memorabilia for purchase.
If you’re a fan of doing good for your community, head to El Bufalo this Saturday, January 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. for a Happy Hour(s) to benefit the Baltimore Community ToolBank. The Baltimore Community ToolBank stewards an inventory of tools for lending to charitable organizations to increase the impact of their mission-related efforts in the community. The happy hour includes: $3 domestic & Mexican beers, $5 drafts, $4 rail cocktails, $7 signature cocktails, $5 wines & specialty appetizers from $5 – $8. There will be a 50/50 raffle as well.
2000s music fans rejoice: Ottobar is throwing itself a dance party to celebrate its 20th birthday, themed with the music from its early days as a new bar in Baltimore (think OutKast and The Strokes). Dress in your early 2000s best and head to the Take Me Out! 2000s Indie Dance Party on Saturday, January 28 from 9 to 2 a.m. Tickets are available at the door for $8.