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ART AROUND TOWN
Things to See & Do in Baltimore
November is American Indian Heritage Month, and in the State of Maryland, American Indian Heritage Day is held each year on the fourth Friday of November, the day following Thanksgiving, to honor the ongoing relationship the State has with its Indigenous tribal communities. This day recognizes and celebrates the contributions, heritage, and culture of the nearly 60,000 Indigenous people living in Maryland.

This weekend — Friday, November 26–Sunday, November 28 — join Port Discovery Children’s Museum and representatives from Baltimore American Indian Center (BAIC), Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs, and Maryland tribes to explore and learn about Indigenous culture and traditions! Explore displays of traditional dancing, regalia, arts, singing, and life of the Indigenous First Peoples of Maryland. For information and tickets, click below.
BUY FROM BALTIMORE'S AMAZING MAKERS
Visit the Station North Arts District on Saturday
On Saturday, November 27 from 1:00–6:00 p.m., visit the Station North Arts District (SNAD) to keep the love local this holiday season. Come for the unique, handmade, artful gifts from Made in Baltimore & SNAD artists, sample delicious holiday specials from local restaurants, and stay for the pop-up performance series in the newly reopened North Ave Market! For the list of craftspeople, hot food vendors, and musical guests, click the link below.
CHRISTMAS VILLAGE OPENS TOMOROW
Baltimore's Authentic German Christmas Market
The Christmas Village in Baltimore officially opens tomorrow! Running from Thursday, November 25–Friday, December 24 from 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. daily, the Christmas Village in Baltimore 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 the button below.
SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES
Shop Local at Monument City Brewing
Monument City Brewing Company is hosting a curated makers market on Saturday, November 27, from 12:00–6:00 p.m. Come support local artists on Small Business Saturday and make a dent in your holiday shopping. The lineup of Baltimore makers includes Paper Pom, Hex Ferments, Heavy Paper Co, Olivia Jasper Jewelry, Shrovoski, Pangea Print, 228 Grant Street Candles, North Star Soaps LLC, and Jinjis Chocolate. For more information, click below.
POETRY UNDER THE STARS
At the Conkling Street Garden
Libraries Without Borders U.S. invites you to an Open Mic Poetry Session on Saturday, November 27, from 6:00–9:00 p.m. at one of Baltimore City's largest community-managed green space, the Conkling Street Garden. Come listen to original poetry, and feel free to bring some of your own! Inclement weather date is Saturday, December 4. For more information, click below.
FREE VIRTUAL THEATRE EVENT
Original Adaptation Premieres Online
In this Daphne du Maurier tale of psychological horror reimagined for the Zoom era, a technical glitch may give a troubled woman the ability to see people as they really are. If you missed the show live, or you just want to watch it again, tune in to the YouTube premiere of Blue Lenses on Saturday, November 27, at 8:00 p.m. This event is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information and the link to the broadcast, click below.
PARTICIPATE IN A FRUITFUL CONVERSATION
Part of Center Stage's Civic Dialogue Series
Autumn brings harvest tables and a season of reflection as the days get shorter. At the Baltimore Butterfly Session on Monday, November 29, at 7:00 p.m. featuring music, poetry, and more, local urban farmers will share lessons they’ve learned from nurturing the land and help us understand more about the seeds of change they’re planting in Baltimore. You’ll leave with renewed appreciation for the ways food connects us to one another and to the earth. This event is free. You can reserve your seat by clicking below.
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In December, BOPA is launching a free quarterly digital newsletter called The Art of Love. Featuring vendor profiles, event planning tips, and the intimate history of the Cloisters Castle, this newsletter will help you plan your most important events no matter what, or where, they are. Click the button below to sign up. And while you're at it, check out some of BOPA's other newsletter offerings! They're all completely free and you can stop or restart them anytime.
50TH ANNUAL MONUMENT LIGHTING
A Great Way to Ring in the Winter Holidays
On Thursday, December 2, from 5:00–8:00 p.m., the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore invites you to the annual Washington Monument Lighting. This holiday tradition includes caroling, food vendors, and a fireworks display to cap off the evening. For details on the night's program, click the button below.
BALTIMORE ARTS & CULTURE NEWS
In Case You Missed It
THE LATEST FOOD NEWS IN BALTIMORE
Baltimore has no shortage of culinary artists turning out inventive dishes and new dining concepts. From a secret burger spot to a food truck favorite, read the article below to learn about the latest openings and offerings from Baltimore's creative chefs.

BSA STUDENTS SHOOT NETFLIX VIDEO
Students from Baltimore School for the Arts are featured in a short video that is being used in the promotion for Lin Manuel Miranda's new movie musical on Netflix, “Tick, Tick … Boom!” Read more about this exciting opportunity, and watch the video, at the link below.

RESTORING HOWARD STREET'S MAYFAIR THEATRE
Local developer Yonah Zahler has grand plans to keep and restore what’s left of Howard Street’s Mayfair Theatre. The historic performing venue will now be a place to live. Click below for the full story.

THE END OF AN ERA AT AVAM
Rebecca Hoffberger will step down from her director role at the American Visionary Art Museum in the spring to pursue other creative endeavors. It will be the end of en era at AVAM, and certainly one worth celebrating. Read about her joyful sendoff event at the link below.

BALTIMORE FARMERS' MARKET & BAZAAR
Shop Local This Holiday Season
The Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar is on Sundays from 7:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.! 

The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar has beloved elements like hot food vendors and the Bazaar’s artisans. The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar continues maintaining public health regulations to provide a safe experience for all.  

The 44th season runs weekly, 7:00 a.m.12:00 p.m. on Sundays through December 19, 2021, with continuous adaptation to maintain health and safety.
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See the full list of farmers, food vendors, and Bazaar artisans by visiting the link below. We hope to see you on Sunday!
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