Dec. 9-11: Opening Weekend at R. House
R. House, 301 W. 29th St., 443-347-3570, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
We’ve been patiently awaiting the debut of this massive automobile warehouse-turned-food emporium that has been blooming in Remington for more than a year, and now, R. House is finally having its coming-out party. This weekend, eat your way around the trendy food hall, which highlights 10 micro-restaurants from local chefs offering everything from fried chicken and falafel to breakfast sandwiches and sushi. Stroll around the space to treat your taste buds to trip around the globe (with the Mediterranean meals from Arba, Korean barbecue from BeBim, Venezuelan arepas from White Envelope, and Hawaiian poké from Hilo), browse succulents and terrariums from B. Willow in the market’s rotating pop-up space, or hang out at the bar to enjoy sips from beloved industry veterans Aaron Joseph and Amie Ward. No matter what your motivation, the new community space offers an opportunity to create your own culinary experience.
Waverly Brewing Company, 1625 Union Ave., 443-438-5765, 12-4 p.m., Free
Charm City loves its opportunities to shop small, and this weekend, Waverly Brewing Company is giving locals the chance to do it with a beer in hand from start to finish. As the holiday season officially kicks into gear, swing by this first-ever fête at the beloved Hampden brewery to browse an array of handcrafted gifts including Maryland-inspired lanyards from Beltway Merch, organic cosmetic products from Charmington Holistics, custom-printed pillows and towels from Fuzzymug, and unique pieces from Gina Tackett jewelry. Plus, Snake Hill will be on-hand slinging sausages to keep you warm, and local musicians Reggae Spin Cycle will be playing a can’t-miss show from 3-7 p.m., fusing their signature ska style with classic Christmas songs.
Dec. 10: Army-Navy Game
M&T Bank Stadium, 1101 Russell St., 3 p.m., 410-261-7283
In this rivalry for the ages, two of the country’s best military academies will go head to head for the 126th time. This Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium, Marylanders will pull for their hometown Annapolis Midshipmen, with Navy enjoying a 14-game winning streak and devoted fans longing to make it a lucky 15. To add to the spectacle: Earlier this week, it was announced that among the thousands in attendance will be President-elect Donald Trump, who plans to honor the tradition of sitting on the Army side of the field for half of the game and switching to the Navy side for the other half.
Dec. 9-11: A Christmas Story The Musical
Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St., Times vary, $42-147, 410-837-7400
You already know the story of Ralphie Parker, a young boy in the 1940s with his heart set on Santa bringing him a Red Ryder BB gun. The 1983 cult-classic film, based on the legendary radio stories of humorist Jean Shepherd, is brought to new life in this hilarious musical adaptation directed by Tony Award-winner John Rando.
Dec. 10: Holiday Heap
St. John’s Church, 2640 St. Paul St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Free
Hard as it is to believe—we’re coming up on crunch time for holiday shopping, and if you’re on the hunt for one-of-a-kind gifts, this fan-favorite winter pop-up shop is your best bet. Beneath the twinkling lights strung overhead at St. John’s Church, browse handmade wares from more than 50 local purveyors peddling everything from fine art and apparel to ceramics and stationary. Navigate your way around the market for fabulous finds including Charm City-inspired prints by Annie Howe Papercuts, pieces made from recycled china by The Broken Plate, skincare organics by Priya Means Love, and scratch-made beeswax crayons by A Childhood Store.