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The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts will be closed December 24–January 2. We hope you and your loved ones enjoy a peaceful end to your year, and we look forward to sharing more art around town with you in 2022!
ART AROUND TOWN
Things to See & Do in Baltimore
My how the season flies! The last day to visit the Christmas Village in Baltimore is Friday, December 24, from 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. The Christmas Village is a combination of an outdoor & indoor holiday market at West Shore Park at the Inner Harbor. The event is modeled after the traditional Christmas Markets in Germany like the famous Christkindl Market in Nuremberg. For directions, vendors, special tastings, activities, and more, click below.
HANK WILLIAMS TRIBUTE CONCERT
Listen Virtually or In Person
The Hank Williams Tribute is an annual extravaganza of musical friends collaborating to bring to life classic songs from renowned singer-songwriter Hank Williams, who tragically died on New Years Eve 1953 at age 29. Grammy winners Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer host the evening with Robin & Linda Williams, and Phil Wiggins. Add in Patrick McAvinue on fiddle and Mark Schatz on bass and you’ve got a show that sells out every year! This year's event is on Tuesday, December 28, at 7:30 p.m. and there are virtual and in-person tickets available. Get yours at the button below.
SPEND NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH THE BSO
Featuring The Doo Wop Project
Join the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for this special New Year’s Eve concert on Friday, December 31, at 8:00 p.m. featuring The Doo Wop Project as they trace the evolution of Doo Wop, from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. Stick around to toast the new year following the concert with entertainment, food, drink specials, and a champagne toast at midnight. For tickets and information, click the button below.
AN ANNUAL MUSICAL TRADITION
Presented by Bach in Baltimore
Join Bach in Baltimore on Saturday, January 1, at 4:00 p.m. for a cherished annual tradition featuring Baroque instrumental favorites selected by beloved first chair musicians on flute, violin, oboe, and harpsichord. There is no better way to welcome 2022. In-person and live-streaming/on-demand tickets are available. For tickets and information, click below.
THE MAGIC OF ZOO LIGHTS
Two Ways to See This Dazzling Seasonal Display
This weekend is your last opportunity to see Zoo Lights — the brilliant seasonal spectacle at the Maryland Zoo featuring a festival of lights shaped like wildlife. Now through Sunday, January 2, 2022, you can get tickets to drive or walk through this dazzling display. Walking tickets include a visit to Zoo Central for snacks, hot chocolate, and free train & carousel rides (weather permitting). For hours and tickets, click the button below.
DOWNTOWN DISCOVERY DAYS
See More of What Baltimore Has to Offer
The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore invites people of all ages to visit some of downtown Baltimore's incredible cultural institutions during Downtown Discovery Days from January 3–14, 2022. See the list of participating organizations and get more information at the button below.
DANCE FOR ALL AGES
Join Dance & Bmore's Elder Ensemble
The Dance & Bmore Elder Ensemble is a group that meets the first Wednesday of every month. Dance & Bmore uses creative storytelling, movement, music, and theater to engage audiences of every age and stage of life. The next workshop in the series is on Wednesday, January 5, from 1:00–2:00 p.m. Click below for more information and to register.
BIENNIAL TEAPOT EXHIBITION
Hosted by Baltimore Clayworks
Baltimore Clayworks is holding its biennial teapot exhibition, Teapots IX, beginning next month. The artists reception is Saturday, January 8, from 6:00–8:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public (masks and social distancing required). For details on the opening event and exhibition, click the button below.
Artist: Eunkyung Han
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ARTS & CULTURE NEWS
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UKULELE CLUB RECORDS CAROLS FOR A CAUSE
Members of the Mt. Hebron High School ukulele club recorded a selection of holidays songs to air on social media for Alzheimer's patients. The idea came from an independent project on dementia by one of the students. Read more about this incredible story below.

TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY VISITS AVAM
On Sunday, December 19, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visited Baltimore and stopped by the American Visionary Arts Museum. Find out what 'Mayor Pete' thought about the exhibitions below.

ANNUAL BOOK RETROSPECTIVE BY BMORE ART
Bmore Art rounds up its list of local literary highlights from the last year. To be fair, some of these releases are from 2020, but what is time anyway? If you're looking for a new novel to add to your reading list, be sure to check out the list below.

BOPA TO ACTIVATE LANDMARKS AS GALLERY SPACES
Two new exhibitions are set to open in February 2022 — one at the Top of the World Observation Level at the World Trade Center, and three emerging artists will open shows simultaneously at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower. Click below to get details on the artists and their exhibitions.

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