This weekend's lineup features ice skating, farmers' markets, and a poetry workshop!
This weekend's itinerary leans virtual, but we assure you there's not a dull moment to be found! There's a live stream from Minneapolis band The Jayhawks, a Bach cello concert, and a poetry workshop for Baltimore's middle-schoolers. Enjoy! Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, January 8, to Sunday, January 10.
*Keep in mind with the shifting circumstances of COVID-19 that events may be canceled or rescheduled. Please refer to the event's websites or social media pages for more information regarding safety guidelines.*
Amit Peled: Bach Cello Suites #5/6 (Livestream Concert) | Baltimore, MD | Sunday
Renowned pianist Amit Peled has dazzled crowds worldwide with his enormous talent, and he'll be tickling the ivories this weekend for a special virtual event! Tune in this Sunday for his renditions of Johann Sebastian Bach's "Cello Suites #5 in C Minor" and "#6 in D Major." The fact that he's a Peabody Institute faculty member makes it all the more special, but you don't need to be from Baltimore to enjoy the show! The performance begins at 2 p.m. and admission costs $12. Buy your tickets here!
The Jayhawks – The Cover Show (Livestream) | The Hamilton Live | Washington, D.C. | Sunday
Concerts may be canceled (for now), but The Jayhawks are bringing the music straight to your living room! This Sunday, the country-rock group will be playing a special set comprised of cover songs and original material. The show will be available to stream for two days after, so you can relive all your favorite tunes! Presented by The Hamilton Live, tickets start at just $25. You can purchase them here!
Be True to You Poetry Workshop (Virtual) | Enoch Pratt Free Library | Baltimore, MD | Friday
One Book Baltimore is hosting an exciting opportunity for budding poets citywide: a virtual workshop! Via Zoom, 7th and 8th graders will learn how to adapt their soul-bearing work to the stage, with the help of the Modell Lyric's Education Manager, Ron Kipling Williams. The workshop is comprised of three sessions and starts at 3:45 p.m. Ready to get writing? Get the details here!
Old Town Farmers' Market | 301 King Street | Alexandria, VA | Saturday
A regional staple since 1753, this weekly market offers locally-sourced produce and goods made for replenishing your kitchen. Visitors can purchase everything from fresh fruits and veggies to gourmet cheeses, along with delicacies like Greek pastries and New Zealand cuisine. Beats the grocery store, if you ask us! The market is open from 7 a.m. to noon and parking is free. You can find out more here!
Ice Skating at Cameron Run | Cameron Run Regional Park | 4001 Eisenhower Avenue | Alexandria, VA | Ongoing
What's more wintry than ice skating? Put on your warmest coat and take a lap around Cameron Run's ice rink as part of their magical Winter Village. Afterward, cozy up with some concessions like hot chocolate and doughnut holes for peak 'apres-ski' vibes! Tickets are timed entry and cost $15 per person. Kids under 7 must be accompanied by a chaperone. Check out the rest of the guidelines here!
Light Yards 2020 | Yards Park | 355 Water Street SE | Washington, D.C. | Friday-Sunday
DC's annual Light Yards is up for one more weekend! Stroll through Yards Park for an immersive experience involving bright lights and artistic vision. 2020's installation is "Stars" by Amigo & Amigo, which features a dreamy array of stars and music. As an outdoor event, it's the perfect way to celebrate the season and have fun safely! The installation is active from 6-10 p.m. and admission is free. Find out more here!
The Secret Life of Earth | American Visionary Art Museum | 800 Key Highway | Baltimore, MD | Ongoing
The world can be pretty scary sometimes (hello, climate change) but this thought-provoking exhibit from AVAM will hopefully ease your fears! 'The Secret Life of Earth' explores the beauty of our planet through the visual arts and sciences, as well as offering a portal into new ways of thinking towards the future. Coinciding with Earth Day's 50th anniversary in 2021, this is a must for humans of any age! Adult tickets are $15.95. You can buy them here!
Holiday Art Walk | Various locations along King Street (Old Town) | Alexandria, VA | Through Friday
If you're looking for some cheer amid the chill, Old Town Alexandria's first-ever Art Walk is still on! Artists from The Art League of Alexandria have shaken up area businesses with cool art that's viewable all throughout King Street. Visitors can amble along at their own pace while taking in the region's peaceful ambiance. It runs through January 8, and as the saying goes, looking is free! Read about it here!
Washington Winter Show (Virtual) | Washington, D.C. | Friday-Sunday
D.C.'s annual antique show is back, and this time it will be hosted digitally! Prospective buyers can browse the weekend away with unique finds from the U.S. and Europe, as well as enjoy free virtual talks. Need to spruce up your living room? There'll be a Q& A with interior designer Charlotte Moss. Are you a history buff? You'll love presentations on local landmarks like The Tudor Place and Anderson House. Antique-lovers are in for a real treat! While select events are ticketed, most are free of charge. Get the scoop here!
An Afternoon of Asimov (Virtual) | Enoch Pratt Free Library x Jewish Museum of Maryland | Baltimore, MD | Sunday
Author Isaac Asimov is a sci-fi legend, and his prescient writings will be showcased in a special event, brought to you by the Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Jewish Museum of Maryland. Tune in for an afternoon of Asimov appreciation, including readings of select short stories and a lecture with award-winning writer Alec Nevala-Lee. If you're a fan of science fiction, this is a must-see! Registration is free, but donations are welcome and start at just $5. Interested? Check it out here!
Will you be attending any of these events? Share your weekend plans with us in the comments!