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(Socially distanced!) Events in Baltimore this weekend (Jan. 29 — 31)

By SABRINA ABRAMS | January 28, 2021

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COURTESY OF KATY WILNER This weekend, spend sometime outdoors while you socially distance with friends.

Welcome back to our hybrid spring semester. Avoid cabin fever as the cold weather makes hanging outside less bearable and take note of this weekend’s coming events. And freshmen, maybe you’ll find something cool to do with new friends. 

Friday

Contextual Exposure — Opening Reception, Waller Gallery (6 p.m. — 9 p.m. )

Head to Waller Gallery for the opening reception for its first exhibition of the year, Contextual Exposure. The exhibition features artists that incorporate ideas of repurposing and vulnerability in their art. This includes conceptual multimedia artist Ada Pinkston, Baltimore-based interdisciplinary artist Rebecca Marimutu and Philadelphia-based fashion designer Noel Puello. Waller Gallery is a Black- and woman-owned gallery in Old Goucher, conceived in 2017. Free. 

Self-Care Virtual Pop-Up, BrickRose Exchange (6 p.m. — 10 p.m.)

BrickRose Exchange is hosting a virtual pop-up that will feature products to improve health and wellness. BrickRose Exchange is a boutique event space in Fells Point for social entrepreneurs and community organizations. You will be able to pick up your items the next day or have them mailed to you.  

Sci-Fi Fridays, Maryland Science Center (7 p.m. — 10 p.m.)

Join the Maryland Science Center for this week’s Sci-Fi Friday. Each Friday, the Center selects sci-fi movies you can stream and suggests a science activity inspired by the film and a recipe for a themed cocktail on the event page. This week, stream Star Wars: A New Hope and follow along on the event page for the science activity and cocktail. This event is online due to COVID-19. Free.

Saturday

January Pajama Fun Run, Charm City Run (9 a.m. — 11 a.m.)

Join Charm City Run in your PJ’s for their January Fun Run in Fells Point. There will be shopping discounts, snacks and adult beverages at their store following the run. Masks required, and groups will be 10 persons or less. Register in advance for a start time. Free. 

Sunday

Jovial January Affair, Poets for Dinner (3 p.m.)

Poets for Dinner in Southwest Baltimore is hosting a home-cooked meal and an open mic this Sunday. The event is about coming together through food and expression, whether it be singing, dancing, poetry, painting, instruments or whatever one does in good conscience. You must register in advance. Steps will be taken to ensure the event is COVID-19-safe. Free. 

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