I'm going to be in New York City this weekend, so I won't be able to enjoy Baltimore's nightlife. But I still wanted to let you know about some awesome things going on:
Artists Michael Owen and Alex Roulette are displaying new paintings at The Light in Mt. Vernon. Owen, known for his narrative murals around town, is displaying some of his large-scale figurative paintings, while Roulette's realistic works reflect adventure and travel in the West. The show runs until April 5, from 6-9 p.m. The Light, 1015 North Charles Street.
Even though this event is sold out, I still want to talk about it because it sounds amazing. The 1st Annual Beer, Cheese, & Chili Fest is being held this Saturday at the Clipper City Brewery. Besides the all-you-can-sample trifecta of beer, cheese, and chili, there will also be a behind-the-scenes tour of the brewery, cheese and beer pairing seminars, and live music. Can't wait until next year's! Clipper City Brewery, 4615 Hollins Ferry Road, Suite B., 410-247-7822.
Broke? No problem. You can still see The Hold Steady play a free show at The Recher Theatre, sponsored by (who else?) Jack Daniel's. The alcohol-induced, Springsteen-inspired headliner is being paired with the southern rock of Baltimore's own (but Tennessee transplanted) J-Roddy Walston and the Business. Tickets are free, but limited, and can be picked up at the Rec Room next door. Sadly whiskey does not come with. Recher Theatre, 512 York Road, 410-337-7178.
[Image: Alex Roulette's "Monumental Road," courtesy of alexroulette.blogspot.com.]