Five things to eat, drink, see, hear, and do with your Charm City weekend.
Gertrude’s Restaurant, 10 Art Museum Dr. 6:30-11 p.m. $25-60.
Pig out for a purpose this Friday night as some of Baltimore’s best eateries and breweries team up to support Moveable Feast. Local favorites like City Cafe, Wit & Wisdom, The Brewer’s Art, and the event’s host, Gertrude’s, will offer eats with curated pairings craft brewers like Union Craft and Jailbreak, as well as Baltimore’s own Charm City Meadworks. All the proceeds will benefit the Rebels, a team fundraising for Moveable Feast’s “Ride for the Feast,” a two-day, 140-mile bike ride from Ocean City to Baltimore, which helps support the local nonprofit provide home-delivered nutritious meals to Marylanders living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other serious illnesses. You may not be in college anymore, but this is one keg party you won’t want to miss.
Kimpton Hotel Monaco, 2 N. Charles St. 6-9 p.m. $75.
Marylanders love any excuse to celebrate their de facto state spirit—rye whiskey—and it’s even easier when it’s a room full of our favorite bartenders and in support of a good cause. This Sunday, forget about work the next day and sample nearly 20 different rye cocktails crafted by the city’s master mixologists. At this sixth annual cocktail competition to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, guests can vote for their favorite and soak up the suds with bites from Loch Bar and La Cuchara. For those with an adventurous palette, you can even step it up a notch from your standard manhattan—we heard ingredients like cricket bitters, bacon beignets, and even a Chrysanthemum-infused syrup will be shaken and stirred into your drinks.
March 5-7: The Labyrinth
The Senator Theatre, 5904 York Road. Sun. 10 a.m., Mon. 1 p.m., Tue. 1 p.m. $7.
It’s been a hard year without David Bowie, but his Ziggy Stardust spirit is still alive and well. This Sunday, and a few nights after that, embrace your inner Bowie, step back in time, and feast your eyes on this 1980s Jim Henson classic. Watch as a young Jennifer Connelly battles it out with the Goblin King—tight pants and all—and wait for your favorite lyrics: “You remind me of the babe…the babe with the power…” (Bowie attire always encouraged.)
March 4: Amy Schumer
Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., 8 p.m. $79.35-131.90.
We can’t think of a better way to spend your Saturday night than listening to the queen of comedy—a female crusader whose schtick is the perfect combination of everyday self-deprecation to which we can relate and those NSFW jokes that are possibly even more relatable. That’s right, it’s Amy Schumer, our very own Towson University alum, finally making it to Baltimore after rescheduling her show last fall. With topics like love, work, celebrities, their diets, and, of course, sex, Schumer's eccentric personality and larger-than-life performance is sure to fill the stands of the Royal Farms Arena. And feel free to skip the gym today—she’s known to give an ab workout you won’t forget.
March 4: Viva Brasil Carnival Dance Party
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., 7:30-11:30 p.m. $15-18.
It’s that time of year: Carnival, Festival, Mardi Gras—whatever you may call it, around the world, people are donning beads, grabbing costumes, shaking hips, and taking to the streets. If you had Mardi Gras FOMO, don’t worry—there’s still time to celebrate with the 11th annual Viva Brasil Carnival Dance Party at the Creative Alliance. Complete with Brazilian food, forro and Samba music, dancing, a costumed Carnival performance, and, most importantly, the sweet and sour Caipirinha—aka the country’s national cocktail—this party is your chance to pretend it’s Fat Tuesday all over again.