Saturday

Weekend Guide

December 10, 2009

SOCK MONKEY SATURDAY: If you've got an extra pile of worn winter socks sitting around in need of purpose, their time has come. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, is offering a free sock monkey-making workshop for the perfect last-minute holiday gift. Bring two pairs of clean socks, and instructions and materials will be provided. There will also be a digital photo booth so you and your completed monkey can pose for portraits. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 410-244-1900 or go to avam.org.

SQUIDFIRE ART MART: More than 60 vendors set up shop at Squidfire's answer to crafty holiday boutiques at Du Burns Arena, 1301 S. Ellwood Ave. If you're still shopping for gifts, you'll be able to find jewelry, soap, plush toys and more handmade goodies. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. Go to squidfire.com.

MID-ATLANTIC HOLIDAY BEER TASTING: Can't decide what to serve with your holiday meals? For something different, replace the wine with a festive beer. Attend this tasting at Brewer's Art, 1106 N. Charles St., to determine which ones you like best. Samples of seasonal brews from several area breweries will be provided, as will food. The 21-and-older event takes place from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets are $40. Call 410-547-6925 or go to thebrewersart.com.

UNSILENT NIGHT: Grab your boombox and get ready to march through the streets spreading noisy cheer for this newish Baltimore holiday tradition. Participants will play portions of New York composer Phil Kline's "outdoor ambient music piece for an infinite number of boomboxes" as they walk from Penn Station, 1515 N. Charles St., to the Metro Gallery. The free event starts at 7 p.m. There's an after-party at 8:30 p.m. at Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles St., with more live music and holiday cheer. Go to mobtownmodern.com.

CHARM CITY KLEZMER: Guitarist Michael Raitzyk, clarinetist Max Geller and vocalist Judith Geller celebrate Hanukkah with a klezmer show at An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St. The band delivers the Eastern European folk sounds at 8 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $12. Call 410-385-2638 or go to andiemusiklive.com.

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