Weekend Plans: What to Do 2/8-2/11



Convention: Baltimore Auto Show
Go car crazy as 500+ new vehicles, vendors and more roar into the Baltimore Convention Center this weekend.
Feb. 8-11 at the Baltimore Convention Center. 

Event: Research Your Roots
Find the history of your family with this African-American geneaology workshop, which teaches how to find ancestors through “census records, historic photographs, funeral programs, slave narratives and other rich sources of information.”
7-8:30 p.m. at Towson Library. Free. 

Theater: Rep Stage $10 Ticket Night
Thursday nights at Rep Stage allow audience members the opportunity to enjoy all the drama of live theatre at a fraction of the regular cost. This month’s show: “All That She Must Possess.”
Feb. 8, 15 and 22, The Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center’s Studio Theatre, 7 p.m., $10, repstage.org


Art: Sip and Shine
Enjoy an after-hours experience in the AVAM including a scavenger hunt through the Great Mystery Show, a make-and-take craft, wine, snacks and more!
6-9 p.m. at the AVAM. $35 non-members, $30 members. 

Art: Jim Condron
Explore Jim Condron’s latest at an opening reception with the author, featuring a discussion of the “Economics of Art” with Doreen Bolger and David Finlay.
6-7:15 at Goucher College’s Sibler Library. 


Music: BSO Pop-Up
What’s better than a trip to the aquarium? A trip to the aquarium with some surprise tunes from the BSO. Visitors will have a chance to conduct the concert, too!
3 p.m. at the Aquarium. 

Event: Mortified
Know you’re not alone in your childhood romance failures as Mortified presents their annual “Doomed Valentine’s Day” special.
6 p.m. at the Ideal Arts Space. 

Dance: The Sleeping Beauty
Come see this classic tale of Sleeping Beauty brought to life by the State Ballet of Russia. Fifty-five of Russia’s most talented ballet stars will share this story through amazing choreography and the passion their talent brings.
Feb. 9-10, Hippodrome Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $61-$83, france-merrickpac.com

Comedy: Jeff Dunham
Would you pay to see a bunch of dummies take the stage? A huge chunk of the population certainly would, as evidenced by ventriloquist/comedian Jeff Dunham’s Guinness World Record for “Most Tickets Sold for a Stand-up Comedy Tour.” See favorite puppets like grumpy old man Walter and purple monkey Peanut as Dunham hits Charm City on his Passively Aggressive Tour. (P.S. Even if he doesn’t tickle your funny fancy, the ventriloquism alone is worth the watch.)
Feb. 10, Royal Farms Arena. $51-$64.

Celebration: Frederick Douglass Day
Celebrate the 200th birthday of a famous Maryland-born abolitionist on Frederick Douglass Day, an afternoon of remembrance and activities in his honor. Hear a lecture about “Frederick Douglass’ America” from Harvard professor John Stauffer, listen to Douglass’ words as presented by reenactors and enjoy a kids’ “art and story hour” with London Ladd, illustrator of “Frederick’s Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass.”
Feb. 10, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Free with cost of admission.


Crafts: Intro to Quilting
Learn the basics of an art form that continues to stand the test of time. Bring the fabric of your choice and sew a simple table runner. Sewing machines provided. Registration required. Ages 12 and up.
Baltimore Museum of Industry, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $85/members, $100/non-members

Education: The Great 1904 Fire Seminar
In this interactive presentation, historian Wayne Schaumburg discusses the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 and current firefighters talk about how their craft has evolved. There will be a screening of the Great Fire film, as well as tours of the exhibit detailing the fire.
1-4 p.m. at 1301 York Road. $15 members, $22 non-members. 



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