Now that we can all come out of hibernation, it’s time to shed the sweatpants and take advantage of the less than frigid temps. While events maybe aren’t as plentiful as in warmer months, there’s still plenty to get into. Say goodbye to dormancy, Canton, because it’s the weekend!
If you haven’t brought the kiddos to fall on some ice at the inner harbor ice rink yet, now’s your chance! Bribe them with the Princess Skate event this Saturday, January 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. The Snow Queen, direct from her Norwegian ice castle, will lead princesses (who are welcome to show up in costume) through this themed skate. Participating kids also get a crown.
If you have to spend the evening inside, why not spend it soaking in some culture? On Saturday, January 13, head to the Joseph Myerhoff Symphony Hall to catch a unique partnership between the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Museum of Art. From 7 to 11 p.m. experience a night of impressionist masterworks. Take in a one-hour concert of works by Debussy and Ravel and view art by Impressionist painters. After the concert, join the after-party featuring live gypsy jazz, gin cocktails, and food from Dooby’s.
Since animals are the inspiration for many yoga poses, it’s only fitting that Vinyasa would eventually find its way to the Maryland Zoo. A recurring yoga series kicks off this Sunday, January 14 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The class, which happens at the Penguin Coast so you can meet the penguin ambassador, is open to all levels and buying a ticket also gets you same day entry to the zoo. Tickets are $10 for members and $20 for non-members.
Celebrate MLK Day the way he would have wanted you to: by serving others. Creative Alliance is hosting a day of service with IMPACT and Repair the World: Baltimore this Sunday, January 14 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Help package hygiene kits for refugees around the world. Volunteers can enjoy a bagel brunch and watch a special performance by a local Baltimore artist. While registration for the event is closed, volunteers are invited to walk in (there’s room for up to 30 more).
This Friday, January 12 Baltimore Restaurant Week officially kicks off. Get in your stretchy pants and try all those pricey restaurants that you’ve been salivating over. Two course brunch and lunch menus will range from $12 to $20 and three course dinner menus range from $20 to $35. Some of our local favorites to try: Alma Cocina Latina, Cask & Grain Kitchen, Gunther & Co, Points South Latin Kitchen, and Salt Tavern. Menus run through January 21. Grab some reservations before they run out!