Weekend Lineup: Jan. 15-17

The best ways to spend your Charm City weekend.

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Jan. 15: National Bagel Day and Purple Friday at THB

Multiple locations including 3301 Boston St. Prices vary.

Fans of THB are in for a special treat this Friday. In honor of National Bagel Day on January 15, the beloved breakfast chain will be dishing out free bagels and cream cheese with the purchase of any beverage through the MyTHB app. Visit the bagelry’s link in bio to download the app and select a sip. Then, take your pick of torus-shaped treats and smooth, creamy spreads—both sweet and savory. Plus, celebrate Purple Friday and the Ravens’ playoff run with a purple bagel, and jazz it up with your schmear of choice (new spreads include honey walnut or jalapeno.) A portion of all National Bagel Day orders will benefit the Baltimore Restaurant Relief Group.


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Jan. 15: Cocoa Loco Can Release at Black Flag Brewing

Black Flag Brewing Company. 9315 Snowden River Pkwy. 3 p.m. $18

The crew at Black Flag is ringing in the New Year with a series of bold, new batches and cans. Joining the ranks this Friday is the Cocoa Loco Imperial Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout. At an 11.2 percent ABV, the oat-based brew is conditioned with cocoa nibs, Ancho chili, and cinnamon. It boasts the rich, chocolatey flavors found in the traditional Mexican dessert drink—which, unlike its powdery American counterpart, takes the form of a circular, dissolvable tablet. Pre-order a four-pack of 16-oz. cans, available on Biermi, starting 8 p.m. Thursday. Then head to the Columbia brewery from 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday to pick yours up.


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Jan. 15 & 22: Baltimore Rock Opera Society Puppet Six-Pack

Virtual. 7 p.m. $12-25.

All caught up on Bridgerton and in search of something exciting to watch? The Baltimore Rock Opera Society is here to help with their new Puppet Six-Pack series. Produced by local artists and puppeteers, the two-part showcase of six short films kicks off on Friday with a special livestream. Purchase a $12 ticket—each comes with access to Friday’s event, plus on-demand viewing after the show—to get in on the viewing action. Or for $25, snag the Puppet 6-Pack All-Access Pass, which includes access to both events plus exclusive viewing of Holes, a puppet anthology featuring all six short films. Then, tune in on Friday at 7 p.m for the release of the first three titles. Join Tressey and the gang in U R Tha 1! as they embark on a funk-fueled, neighborhood odyssey, tune into the post-apocalyptic debate between a scientist and a stranger in Litmus Test, then wrap things up with the story of downtrodden Charlie in On My Shoulders. Between each viewing, be sure to stick around for appearances by guests Dirk Joseph, Derek Cooper, and Funk Doctor.


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To Jan. 20: Encore Virtual Front Row: Chiffon

Virtual. $10, $8 for members, plus $3 service fee, $20 for supporters.

Known for syrupy sweetness and R&B flare that evokes the glam of a bygone era, Chiffon packs a punch with their first-ever virtual performance through Creative Alliance. Purchase a ticket online and dress to the nines with your quarantine pod to get ready for the ultimate weekend dance party. Accompanied by the funkified trio’s trademark, dreamy visuals, this ethereal soundscape of bonafide club beats and retro-electro is available for streaming through January 20.


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Jan. 16-17: Be the Light at Port Discovery

Port Discovery Children’s Museum. 35 Market Place. 1/16. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 1/17, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $17.95

This year, Martin Luther King Day falls just two days before a historic inauguration, in which Senator Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the nation’s first Black and Indian American Vice President. This weekend, Port Discovery is honoring the reverend who paved the way for this historic moment with a lineup of virtual performances and interactive programs inspired by his legacy and messages. Grab tickets online, then stop by the children’s museum’s StudioWorkshop this Saturday to take part in an interactive painting of the “Keep Playing Baltimore!” mural. Created by Port Discovery’s artist in residence, Gen Fraser,  the new piece tells the story of Baltimore with iconic symbols and local landmarks. Get your hands dirty and paint on the walls. Then, Sunday at 11 a.m., sit down with the kiddos for an exclusive virtual performance featuring storyteller Diane Macklin.