Weekend Plans, Jan.9-12


It’s is officially the start of a new year, and much weekend fun is on the calendar. Here is Baltimore Style’s lineup of great events around the area between Thursday and Sunday.

Thursday 9

Jazz in the Stacks

Enjoy a live jazz ensemble in the library, led by Carl Grubbs and presented in partnership with Contemporary Arts Inc. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Washington Village Branch, 6:30 p.m. Free. prattlibrary.org

Nathan & The Zydeco Cha-Chas

Soulful and dynamic, this zydeco group has earned a reputation as one of the best in the biz. Catch them live and be ready to bust a move — there’s a free dance lesson before the show. Creative Alliance, 7:30 p.m. $22, $18/members. creativealliance.org


‘Kinky Boots’

Catch this Tony Award-winning musical at your favorite local dinner theater. With a score by Cyndi Lauper and a story of tolerance and triumph, the whole family is sure to have a blast. Toby’s Dinner Theater, 6 p.m. Through March 22. $50-$60. tobysdinnertheatre.com

Julia Child

Schola is paying tribute to French cooking icon Julia Child. Learn how to make some of her favorite dishes, from potato leek soup to beef bourguignon. Schola Cooking School, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $75. scholacooks.com

Mosaics with Rick Shelley

Design your own masterpiece with guidance from a celebrated artist. The all-day workshop includes supplies and hands-on instruction, as well as a tour of the museum’s best mosaics. American Visionary Art Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $110, $85/members. avam.org


Harbor Point Ice Festival

Central Plaza in Harbor Point will come alive for the Harbor Point Ice Festival with entertainment for all ages! The plaza will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland with live ice sculptures lining the walkways, live DJ music and local food truck favorites like Jimmy’s Famous Seafood, Wanna Pizza This?, Crossroads Bistro, as well as an outdoor bar service by Vida Taco Bar Harbor Point, kids entertainment and more. Eventgoers can also watch award-winning ice sculptors use chainsaws and chisels to create over 20 mega ice sculptures.  The event is open to the public and will take place rain or shine. Central Plaza in Harbor Point, Noon-6 p.m. waterfrontpartnership.org 

Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

Did you know there are catacombs below the Lexington Market? Take a guided tour of them and the market itself, and learn about their fascinating history. Lexington Market, 10:30-11:30 a.m. $10. baltimoreheritage.com


Poetry in Motion

Open your body and mind in this joint yoga and poetry workshop. Bring your own mat, journal and a donation for Charm City Books’ pay-it-forward program. Charm City Books, 1-2:30 p.m. Free. charmcitybooks.com

Macrame Hanging Planter Workshop

Sip a beer and make new friends during this hands-on workshop, hosted by Which Crafters. You’ll learn to make your very own macrame planter. Best part? You get to take it home. Waverly Brewing Company, 2-5 p.m. $45. pickwhichcraft.com

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