EN­TER­TAIN­MENT

The lat­est in­di­ca­tion that Bal­ti­more’s a theater town? The Septem­ber 15 open­ing of spiffy down­town digs for Chesapeake Shake­speare Company. At the rib­bon-cut­ting (ac­tu­ally sword-slash­ing) cer­e­mony, guests got a first glimpse of the retro­fit­ted 1885 bank b

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Near the In­ner Har­bor, a new Globe-in­spired stage for the Bard and other famed play­wrights

Con­cert Venues

See web­sites for full sched­ules.

THE 8X10  Venue for live mu­sic runs the gamut with blue­grass, blues, jazz, rock, al­ter­na­tive, hip-hop, funk and more. Live acts nightly. Ages 18 and up. Splin­tered Sun­light Oct. 25; Yel­low Dub­ma­rine (with Bea­tles cos­tume contest), Black Masala Nov. 1; Con­sider the Source Nov. 13; The Stray Birds, Leti­tia Van Sant Dec. 9. www.the8x10.com. 10 E. Cross St., Fed­eral Hill, 410.625.2000 Map C8

JOSEPH MEYERHOFF SYM­PHONY HALL Home of the Bal­ti­more Sym­phony Orches­tra, this Mount Ver­non land­mark also hosts tour­ing per­form­ers and com­pa­nies. Its unique ar­chi­tec­ture means no flat walls or 90-de­gree an­gles. BSO: Tchaikovsky and Mozart Oct. 18-19; BSO: Bern­stein and Beethoven Nov. 21, 23; Holly Jolly Pops Dec. 10, 12-14. www.bso­mu­sic.org. 1212 Cathe­dral St., Mount Ver­non, 410.783.8000 Map C2

MODELL PER­FORM­ING ARTS CEN­TER AT THE LYRIC Opened in 1894 as a mu­sic hall, now a 2,564-seat theater on the Na­tional Reg­is­ter of His­toric Places. Ex­cel­lent acous­tics. Ed­die Grif­fin Oct. 17; Puc­cini’s Madame But­ter­fly Nov. 7, 9; Aretha Franklin Nov. 13; Kenny G 2014 Hol­i­day Show Dec. 4; The Nutcracker, per­formed by the Bal­ti­more Sym­phony Orches­tra and dancers from the Bal­ti­more School for the Arts Dec. 19-21. www.lyri­c­op­er­a­house.com. 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., Mount Ver­non, 410.900.1150 Map C1

POWER PLANT LIVE! En­ter­tain­ment com­plex near the In­ner Har­bor with more than 15 restau­rants, bars, night­clubs and con­cert venues plus an art gallery. Op­tions range from the so­phis­ti­cated Mo­saic Lounge to the rock ‘n’ roll scene at An­gels. www.pow­er­plantlive.com. Mar­ket Pl. and Wa­ter St., Down­town Map D5

ROYAL FARMS ARENA Home of the Bal­ti­more Blast soc­cer team, this city­owned fa­cil­ity hosts 800,000 guests and 120 events each year. Dis­ney on Ice: Frozen Oct. 29-Nov. 2; James Tay­lor and His All-Star Band Dec. 2; The Black Keys with St. Vincent Dec. 4. Check web­site for Bal­ti­more Blast sched­ule. www.bal­ti­more­arena.com. 201 W. Bal­ti­more St., Down­town, 410.347.2020 Map C6

WINDUP SPACE Edgy art/mu­sic/film/ per­for­mance space with ca­sual bar. Ev­ery Tues. (9:30 p.m.-mid­night): the Out of Your Head col­lec­tive of im­pro­vis­ing mu­si­cians. Ev­ery first Thurs. (7 p.m.): MONDO-Bal­ti­more: Trash Flicks and Cult Epics. Tues.-Sat. (some­times Sun. and Mon.) from 5 p.m. www.thewindupspace.com. 12 W. North Ave., Sta­tion North, 410.244.8855 North of Map C1

Theater

BAL­TI­MORE THE­ATRE PROJECT Lovers of stage­craft head here for orig­i­nal works. Hap­pen­stance Theater: Cabaret Macabre, in­spired by Ed­ward Gorey Oct. 23-Nov. 2; Charm City Fringe Fes­ti­val, five com­pa­nies and 16 shows Nov. 5-9; The Odyssey, Charlie Bethel’s solo in­ter­pre­ta­tion of Homer’s epic poem Dec. 4-14; Still­pointe The­atre Ini­tia­tive: Caro­line, or Change, Tony Kush­ner’s mu­si­cal about a black maid in 1963 New Or­leans Dec. 19-Jan. 4. www. the­atre­pro­ject.org. 45 W. Preston St., Mount Ver­non, 410.752.8558 Map C2

CEN­TER STAGE Kwame Kwei-Armah over­sees clas­sic and new pro­duc­tions at Maryland’s state theater. Next to Nor­mal, the Pulitzer-win­ning mu­si­cal of a fam­ily’s strug­gle with men­tal ill­ness Oct. 8-Nov. 16; It’s a Won­der­ful Life, the hol­i­day clas­sic per­formed as a live ra­dio broad­cast Nov. 18-Dec. 21. www. cen­ter­stage.org. 700 N. Calvert St., Mount Ver­non, 410.332.0033 Map C3

CHESAPEAKE SHAKE­SPEARE COMPANY El­li­cott City-based troupe now per­form­ing in the ren­o­vated 1885 Mer­can­tile Trust and De­posit Company build­ing two blocks north of In­ner Har­bor. Richard II, Shake­speare’s tale of the cul­tured but ar­ro­gant king Oct. 24Nov. 9; A Christ­mas Carol, the Dick­ens hol­i­day clas­sic, here set in Bal­ti­more Nov. 29-Dec. 23. www.chesa­peake­shake­speare.com. 7 S. Calvert St., In­ner Har­bor, 410.244.8570 Map D5

CRE­ATIVE AL­LIANCE Cul­tural venue at the his­toric Pat­ter­son Theater (circa 1910) with mu­sic, com­edy, ex­hibits. Glow Ball, dance party and cos­tume contest Oct. 25; Inked, per­for­mance and party cel­e­brat­ing the spirit of tat­toos Nov. 7; Bar­barel­lesque!, bur­lesque mu­si­cal in­spired by the 1968 film Nov. 22. www.cre­ativeal­liance.org. 3134 East­ern Ave., High­land­town, 410.276.1651 Map H6

EV­ERY­MAN THE­ATRE In a his­toric build­ing, lo­cal per­form­ers ded­i­cated to mak­ing theater ac­ces­si­ble and af­ford­able to all. Grounded, a one-woman play about a for­mer fighter pi­lot now fly­ing re­mote-con­trol drones Oct. 15Nov. 16; Death­trap, Ira Levin’s popular com­edy-thriller of a fa­mous play­wright with writer’s block Dec. 10-Jan. 11. www.ev­ery­manthe­atre.org. 315 W. Fayette St., West­side, 410.752.2208 Map C5

FELLS POINT COR­NER THE­ATRE Com­mu­nity theater with lo­cal per­form­ers and writ­ers. The Aliens, Obie Award­win­ning play about two slack­ers who teach a lonely high schooler all they know Oct. 17-Nov. 9; Sem­i­nar, a dark com­edy about a cruel but bril­liant writ­ing teacher and his am­bi­tious stu­dents Nov. 14-Dec. 7. www.fpct.org. 251 S. Ann St., 410.276.7837 Map F6

FRANCE-MERRICK PER­FORM­ING ARTS CEN­TER A 2004 ren­o­va­tion has trans­formed the Hip­po­drome The­atre (circa 1914), two late-1800s banks and a new build­ing into a state-of-the-art com­plex. I Love Lucy Live On Stage, new stage show adapted from the hit TV se­ries Oct. 14-26; Shap­ing Sound, the con­tem­po­rary dance company from the TV se­ries “All the Right Moves” Oct. 28; Newsies, the Tony-win­ning hit mu­si­cal about an 1899 New York City news boy strike Dec. 2-7; Moscow Bal­let’s Great Rus­sian Nutcracker, fea­tur­ing 10-foot-tall pup­pets Dec. 19-20. www.france-mer­rick­pac.com. 12 N. Eutaw St., West­side, 410.837.7400 Map B5

VAGABOND PLAY­ERS “Amer­ica’s old­est con­tin­u­ously run­ning lit­tle theater.” Ain’t Mis­be­havin,’ mu­si­cal trib­ute to black mu­si­cians of the 1920s and 30s Oct. 17-Nov. 23; In­ter­lock, Ira Levin’s drama of ro­man­tic ob­ses­sion and be­trayal Jan. 9-Feb. 8. www.vagabond­play­ers.org. 806 S. Broad­way, Fells Point, 410.563.9135 Map E7

Bars & Night­clubs

13TH FLOOR Atop the 1903 Belvedere, an el­e­gant lounge with panoramic views of the cityscape, plus high-end cock­tails and live jazz. Happy hour spe­cials and full din­ner menu. Wed. 5-10 p.m., Thurs. till 11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 1:30 a.m., Sun. till 10 p.m. www.the13th-floor.com. 1 E. Chase St., Mount Ver­non, 410.347.0880 Map C2

BAD DE­CI­SIONS Unas­sum­ing decor but so­phis­ti­ca­tion in its hand-crafted cock­tails like s’mores mar­ti­nis and mead-spiked cider. Monthly ba­con happy hour (free bowls of ba­con, ha­banero-ba­con mo­ji­tos) draws crowds; call for date. www.make­abad­de­ci­sion.com. 1928 Fleet St., Fells Point, 410.979.5161 Map F7

BOND STREET SO­CIAL Hand­some space lives up to its name with plates and pours to share. “So­cial drinks” like grilled pineap­ple mo­ji­tos served ta­ble­side in 80-ounce in­fu­sion jars or liq­uid ni­tro­gen mar­ti­nis. Mon.-Sat. 4 p.m.2 a.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. www.bond­street­so­cial.com. 901 S. Bond St., Fells Point, 443.449.6234 Map E8

BREW­ERS CASK With “Love Thy Beer” as its slo­gan, bar with 50 bot­tles and 20 drafts like New Bel­gium am­ber ale and Devil’s Milk barleywine. Full menu with em­pha­sis on com­fort ap­pe­tiz­ers (tater tots, board­walk fries). Mon.-Thurs. 3 p.m.-1 a.m., Fri.-Sat. noon-1 a.m. www.brew­er­scask.com. 1236 Light St., Fed­eral Hill, 410.273.9377 Map D8

CAT’S EYE PUB Friendly Ir­ish wa­ter­ing hole with 40 beers on tap, 40 more in bot­tles and a full bar. Live mu­sic nightly. Sec­ond bar opens on week­ends to han­dle crowds. Daily noon-1:30 a.m. www.cat­seyepub.com. 1730 Thames St., Fells Point, 410.276.9866 Map F7

CLADDAGH PUB Soc­cer on TV and all the en­trées with “mash­ers.” Up­stairs a late-night wa­ter­ing hole; down­stairs nice pub din­ing. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sat.-Sun. 9 a.m.-2 a.m. www.claddagh­bal­ti­more.com. 2918 O’Don­nell St., Can­ton, 410.522.4220 Map H8

CLUB CHARLES Art deco decor and bo­hemian vibe. A John Wa­ters fa­vorite near The Charles The­atre. www.the­clubcharles.com. 1724 N. Charles St., Sta­tion North, 410.727.8815 North of Map C1

HOWL AT THE MOON Power Plant Live! in­sti­tu­tion fea­tures a rock ’n’ roll du­el­ing pi­ano bar, happy hours and theme nights. Wed.-Thurs. 7 p.m.-2 a.m., Fri. 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Sat. 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m. www.howlatthe­moon.com. 22 Mar­ket Pl., Down­town/In­ner Har­bor, 410.783.5111 Map D5

IL­LU­SIONS BAR & THEATER Spencer Hors­man, co-owner and ma­gi­cian, min­gles on week­ends with card tricks and an es­cape act. A chic crowd or­ders

Magic Hat beer and magic-themed cock­tails. Fri.-Sat. 5 p.m.-1 a.m. www. il­lu­sion­s­mag­icbar.com. 1025 S. Charles St., Fed­eral Hill, 410.727.5811 Map C8

MAX’S TAP­HOUSE Beer mecca at­tracts rau­cous crowd with 102 beers and five casks on tap plus 1,200 bot­tled beers. Pool ta­bles on the first floor with a chill lounge up­stairs. Daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Themed happy hours week­days. www. maxs.com. 735 S. Broad­way, Fells Point, 410.675.6297 Map F7

MO­SAIC LOUNGE A fash­ion­able crowd flocks here for mar­ti­nis and steady mu­sic. Dé­cor fea­tures mir­ror balls and mood light­ing. Fri.-Sat. 10 p.m.2 a.m. www.mo­saicbal­ti­more.com. 4 Mar­ket Pl., Down­town/In­ner Har­bor, 443.468.5308 Map D5

MUS­TANG AL­LEY’S In a stylin’ space, 12 lanes of bowl­ing with four re­served for duck­pin bowl­ing (a fa­vorite na­tive pas­time). Lengthy cock­tail list, full menu. Pay by the hour. Tues. 4:30-11 p.m., Wed.-Sat. noon-mid­night, Sun. noon-10 p.m. www.mus­tan­gal­leys.com. 1300 Bank St., 2nd floor, Lit­tle Italy, 410.522.2695 Map E6

MYTH AND MOON­SHINE With mod­ern “hooch,” toast­ing the re­bel­lious spirit of early dis­tillers. Twenty va­ri­eties like Fire­fly White Light­ning and Mid­night Moon Cherry solo or in cock­tails. Also brunch and din­ner menus. Mon., Thurs., Fri. 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Tues.-Wed. till mid­night, Sat. 10 a.m.-2 a.m., Sun. till mid­night. bmore­shine.com. 2300 Bos­ton St., Can­ton, 410.327.6455 Map G7

OF LOVE AND RE­GRET From the brewer of Still­wa­ter Ales, a cheery pub with 20-plus draft beers plus small plates, en­trees and gourmet burg­ers. Up­stairs lounge with cock­tails on tap. Mon.Thurs. 4-10 p.m., Fri. till 1 a.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Sun. till 10 p.m. www.oflove­an­dregret.com. 1028 S. Con­kling St., Can­ton, 410.327.0760 East of Map H8

RYE From the man be­hind Stuggy’s hot dogs, a cozy and can­dle-lit space with am­bi­tious cock­tails us­ing lo­cally sourced and house-made in­gre­di­ents. Short food menu (char­cu­terie, pou­tine, flat­bread). Daily 5 p.m.-2 a.m. www. rye­bal­ti­more.com. 807 S. Broad­way, Fells Point, 443.438.3296 Map F7

TATU Inside Power Plant Live!, a swanky Asian restau­rant with a lounge for cock­tails, sake and (Fri.-Sat.) live en­ter­tain­ment like DJs, aeri­al­ists and fire-eaters. Wed.-Sat. 5 p.m.-close. www.tatubal­ti­more.com. 614 Wa­ter St., In­ner Har­bor, 410.244.7385 Map D6

THE GET DOWN In a two-story space, a sleek but unpretentious dance club with in­dus­trial dé­cor, walls of LED lights and DJs spin­ning house, funk, disco, reg­gae. Ta­ble reser­va­tions with bot­tle ser­vice. Thurs.-Sun. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. ($10 cover Fri.-Sat. after 10 p.m.) www.get down­bal­ti­more.com. 701 S. Bond St., Fells Point, 443.708.3564 Map F7

THE HORSE YOU CAME IN ON This his­toric water­front in­sti­tu­tion (in op­er­a­tion since 1775) counts Edgar Al­lan Poe among for­mer pa­trons. Live, straight­for­ward rock ’n’ roll cover bands ev­ery night. Mon.-Sun. noon-1:30 a.m. www. the­horse­bal­ti­more.com. 1626 Thames St., Fells Point, 410.327.8111 Map E8

THE OWL BAR Dark wood, cozy cor­ners and a friendly bar staff that serves yards of beer and brick-fired piz­zas. Dates to pre-Pro­hi­bi­tion when it was an F. Scott Fitzger­ald hang­out. Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m. to close, Sat. noon-close, Sun. 11 a.m.-close. www.the­owl­bar.com. Inside the Belvedere Ho­tel, 1 E. Chase St., Mount Ver­non, 410.347.0888 Map C2

WOODY’S RUM BAR AND IS­LAND GRILL Ex­ten­sive rum se­lec­tion plus seafood in a re­laxed set­ting with har­bor view, live mu­sic and is­land mu­rals. Daily spe­cials. Fri. 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.2 a.m. (hours vary sea­son­ally). www. woodys­rum­bar.com. 1700 Thames St., Fells Point, 410.563.6800 Map F7

Gaming

HORSE­SHOE CASINO  New $442 mil­lion venue with more than 2,500 slots (penny to $500) plus video poker ma­chines, ta­ble games and a World Se­ries of Poker room. Restau­rants, in­clud­ing ones by celeb chefs Guy Fieri, John Besh and Aaron Sanchez, plus a 24-hour bar. www.cae­sars.com/bal­ti­more. 1525 Rus­sell St., 443.931.4200 South of Map B8

Gay Bars

GRAND CEN­TRAL A mas­sive space with six bars, pool ta­bles and a video pub. ”Hi-tech” dance floor with a fog ma­chine and lasers. Wed.-Sun. 9 p.m.2 a.m. Bar Mon.-Sat. 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Sun. 3 p.m.-2 a.m. www.cen­tral­sta­tion­pub.com. 1001 N. Charles St., Mount Ver­non, 410.752.7133 Map C2

THE HIPPO  Since 1972, “where ev­ery­one is wel­come” in a build­ing that housed a 1930s club that once booked Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. House and techno mu­sic pulses through­out three rooms. Pool ta­bles, a dance floor and video games. Daily 4 p.m.-2 a.m. www.club­hippo.com. 1 W. Ea­ger St., Mount Ver­non, 410.547.0069 Map C2

Sports Bars

GREENE TUR­TLE Flat screens in ev­ery booth bring new mean­ing to din­ner in front of the TV. Hearty pub food (burg­ers, wings). Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.2 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. www. greene­tur­tle.com. 718-722 S. Broad­way, Fells Point, 410.342.4222 Map E7

LOONEY’S PUB One of the an­chors of O’Don­nell Square, a ca­sual, twos­tory cor­ner pub. More than 40 TVs broad­cast sports. www.looneyspub.com. 2900 O’Don­nell St., Can­ton, 410.675.9235 Map G8

PICK­LES PUB A stop for grub and pints be­fore and after Ravens games. Steamed shrimp with Old Bay-mar­i­nated grilled onions, Maryland crab soup and fried pick­les (in beer bat­ter, of course). Daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m. www. pick­le­spub.com. 520 Wash­ing­ton Blvd., Down­town, 410.752.1784 Map B6

Wine Bars & Winer­ies

LINGANORE WINECELLARS About 30 miles west of Bal­ti­more, a fam­i­ly­owned vine­yard on 230 acres of rolling coun­try­side pro­duc­ing 30-plus wines. Tast­ing room in a ren­o­vated 19th­cen­tury barn. Hosts popular fes­ti­vals and events through­out the year. Mon.Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. till 6 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Tast­ing $5, wine and food pair­ing $10. Free tours. www.linganorewines.com. 13601 Glis­sans Mill Rd., Mt. Airy, Md., 410.795.6432

THE WINE MAR­KET Once a foundry, now a wine bar, bistro and shop with ex­posed duct work and brick walls. Eight hun­dred wines by the bot­tle and 25 by the glass. Mon. 5-10 p.m., Tues.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.4 p.m., 5-10 p.m., Fri. 11:30 a.m.4 p.m., 5-11 p.m., Sat. 5-11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. www.the-wine-mar­ket.com. 921 E. Fort Ave., Lo­cust Point, 410.244.6166 South of Map E8

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