On The Town

Weekend Lineup: Dec. 12-14

The best things to do in Baltimore this weekend.

Five things to eat, drink, see, hear, and do with your Charm City weekend.


Dec. 12-13: Dylan’s Oyster Cellar and W.C. Harlan

W.C. Harlan, 400 W. 23rd St. 6-11 p.m. 443-438-4503. facebook.com

This weekend and next, these hipster havens are teaming up to hawk two of our favorite things: oysters and cocktails. You can drink outside—beneath the clear, winter night sky and the bright light of the moon as you eat a half-dozen on the half-shell—or you can head in—bellied up to the bar or all cozy by the fireplace with snacks of sardines or chestnuts, literally roasted on an open flame.


Dec. 13: Jingle Fells

The Greene Turtle, 722 S. Broadway. 1-9 p.m. $15. 301-652-7712. lindypromo.com

Another holiday bar crawl?” you ask. Yes, another holiday bar crawl…Ebenezer Scrooge. So don that ugly holiday sweater again, bring a toy for Toys for Tots, and continue on your jolly, boozy, bender way around Broadway Square in Fells Point. Participating pubs like Admiral’s Cup, Alexander’s Tavern, Cat’s Eye Pub, DogWatch, and The Point will feature food and drink specials throughout the day.


Dec. 13: Army-Navy Football Game

M&T Bank Stadium, 1101 Russell St. 3 p.m. Sold out. 410-261-7283. armynavygame.com

There’s a rumble going down at Ravens stadium this weekend and I’m not talking about the low moans that’ll be coming out of the Jaguars after we crush them on Sunday. Instead, I’m talking about one of the greatest rivalries in sports history (let’s be real: Sunday is no contest) as the Navy Midshipmen take on the Army Black Knights in Charm City and reignite a 124-year-old fire. If you weren’t lucky enough to score tickets to the main event, it’ll be playing in almost every bar in town, as well as on the couch and in the comfort of your very own, sweatpants-clad home.


Dec. 13: Mistletoe Meltdown

SECU Arena, Towson University, 2 Auburn Dr., Towson. 5-11 p.m. $40-100. 410-704-5192. ticketmaster.com

When I first heard the lineup for this year’s MIX 106.5 Mistletoe Meltdown, I said to myself: “Typical, MIX 106.5. All the songs I’ve been sick of for years but still catch myself singing too loudly to at the local bar.” But on second thought, with ’90s and early 2000s artists like Train (“Love, pride, deep-fried chicken…“), O.A.R. (undergrad flashbacks to “Crazy Game of Poker“), Ingrid Michaelson (that Old Navy sweater commercial), and Daughtry (remember Daughtry?), its bound to be an oldie-but-goodie blast.


Dec. 13: Power Plant’s Rock the Dock Family Holiday Bash

The Power Plant Promenade and Docks, 601 E. Pratt St. Free. 3-6 p.m. itsawaterfrontlife.org

I’ll be honest: I’m a grown woman, but this event still sounds like its kind of up my alley. I mean, live music. Cookie making. A moon bounce. Whether you need an outing with the family or want to feel like a kid again, head to the Inner Harbor on Saturday as Waterfront Partnership hosts this fourth annual family fun event, featuring all of the above plus local kids band, Milkshake, holiday-themed arts and crafts, storytelling, train rides, face painting, and more. Area restaurants will also be sampling sips and snacks to keep you warm.