Hopefully everyone had the chance to play in the snow earlier this week, but if you’re suffering from a bit of cabin fever (or are starting to get sick of hanging outside in the cold), here are a few fun activities to spice up your weekend.
The Preserve the Baltimore Uprising Project: A People’s Archive, online (1 — 1:30 p.m.)
The Baltimore Architecture Foundation and Baltimore Heritage are presenting a series of 30-minute live virtual tours and presentations that focus on Baltimore’s architecture and history. “Preserve the Baltimore Uprising” started as a digital archive to preserve and increase accessibility to the content created by community members and organizations following the death of Freddie Gray, a Black Baltimore resident, in police custody in 2015 . Register in advance on Eventbrite. Free, tickets are donation-based.
First Friday: Bronson’s Brews Mixer-Tasting Pop Up, Night Owl Gallery (6 p.m. — 8 p.m.)
Night Owl Gallery in Highlandtown is hosting Jerrod Bronson, who will make handcrafted elixirs. They can be enjoyed on their own or mixed with spirits, teas or sodas. Feel free to stop by and enjoy a sample or purchase a bottle to take home with you! Free.
Booklovers’ Breakfast featuring Joy Reid and Sunny Hostin, Enoch Pratt Free Library (8:30 a.m. — 11 a.m.)
Join the Enoch Pratt Free Library for Sunny Hostin and Joy Reid’s discussion about their careers and being groundbreaking Black women in media. Hostin has been a co-host of The View on ABC since 2016, and Joy-Ann Reid is a political analyst at MSNBC and host of The ReidOut. Register in advance to attend over Zoom, and receive a bookplate from each speaker and a commemorative bag. $15.
Black Future Month Pop-up Series, Tightfisted Fashion (12 p.m. — 4 p.m.)
Celebrate Black Future Month every Saturday and Sunday in February at Tightfisted Fashion in Old Goucher. They will feature local Black-owned businesses in-store, and you can also check out virtual vendors on Facebook Live. COVID-19 precautions will be taken. Register in advance on Eventbrite. Free.
“Save Baltimore” Baltimore Restaurant Relief Virtual Gala, Jimmy’s Famous Seafood (7 p.m. — 10 p.m.)
Jimmy’s Famous Seafood is holding a three-hour virtual telethon over Facebook Live. 98 Rock’s Justin Schlegel will host, featuring live music streams from a variety of bands. The telethon will benefit Baltimore restaurants suffering from COVID-19 complications, so tune in to help out these Baltimore greats. Free.