Five things to eat, drink, see, hear, and do with your Charm City weekend.
Jan. 29: Heavy Seas Wake 'n' Bacon
Heavy Seas Beer, 4615 Hollins Ferry Road, Halethorpe. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.
Let’s be honest: We could all use a little Sunday Funday. This Saturday at Heavy Seas in Halethorpe, the local brewery is here to save us all with an all-day kegs-and-eggs. Indulge in a bacon-filled brunch by the Pieces of Eight food truck with breakfast-themed cask beers by Heavy Seas, hot coffee by Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company, and live music by the lead singer of Bond & Bentley. Be it onesies, slippers, or your favorite, threadbare robe, come decked in your pajamas as the best-dressed sleepyhead is eligible to win a growler.
R. House, 301 W. 29th St. 9 p.m. Free
Whether it’s a monthly dance party at Hampden’s Belgian beer bar De Kleine Duivel or a comedy night in the basement of Joe Squared, the Baltimore Whiskey Company knows how to throw a good party. This Sunday, they’re kicking off a brand-new series at the all-the-rage R. House in Remington. Joining forces with the food hall’s central R. Bar, the boozehounds will now be screening over-the-top films on the last Sunday of every month. This weekend, grab a few snacks (arepas at White Envelope and a smoothie from Stall 11), a strong cocktail from the bar’s Aaron Joseph or Amie Ward, and grab a seat for 1999’s terribly awesome Brendan Fraser flick, The Mummy.
Jan. 28: Orioles FanFest
Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $6-12. 888-848-BIRD.
We may be months away from the Birds returning to their Camden Yards roost, but for one Saturday, the boys will be back in town for a daylong celebration of Orioles baseball. Bring friends or the whole family to shake hands and rub elbows with players, coaches, and super fans, catch the hilarious kids’ press conference, and snap a selfie with Buck Showalter. Sorry guys, no Adam Jones pie-throwing this year, but take the chance to thank Trumbo for sticking around.
Jan. 27: PLRLS
Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. 8 p.m. $8. 410-662-0069.
They say punk is dead, but as far as we’re concerned, the genre is alive and well, folks. Baltimore band PLRLS (pronounced plurals) keeps the flame lit with its own brand of rabble-rousing rock. With a heavy dose of new wave, the local quintet has created a musical fusion that’s part Ramones, part B-52s, and on their new album, Have You Seen My Fancy Pony, they feature 10 catchy tunes that careen between kitschy party music and mosh-pit-ready headbangers. Hear them live this Friday at Ottobar, as their rambunctious merrymaking is the perfect thing to cure January’s winter blues.
Jan. 28: Polar Bear Plunge
Sandy Point State Park, 1100 E. College Pkwy., Annapolis. $75.
At the annual Polar Bear Plunge, dunkers don’t mind the weather. Whatever the temperature, they’re willing to freeze their tails off for the good cause of supporting the more than 7,000 athletes of Maryland’s Special Olympics. Luckily, for bold swimmers everywhere, this Saturday is going to be in the mid-40s, compared to last year’s snow-covered 37 degrees. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a Plunge plebe, it’s a quick do-gooding dip. You’ll never look at the Chesapeake Bay the same way again.