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Rollin’ with in­door soc­cer team the Bal­ti­more Blast, as well as spots for shows, cock­tails and brews

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. Beg­gar’s Ban­quet: A Trib­ute to the Rolling Stones (free show) Jan. 17; Tryp­to­phunk Jan. 31; The Mantras Feb. 20. 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. Ja­son Alexan­der (from “Se­in­feld”) Jan. 23-25; Patti Austin (singing Ella Fitzger­ald and Duke Elling­ton) Feb. 20-22; BSO: Mozart’s “Great Mass” March 12-14; BSO: Tchaikovsky’s 5th Sym­phony April 9. 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. Shen Yun, clas­si­cal Chi­nese mu­sic and dance Jan. 30-Feb. 1; Brian Stokes Mitchell March 14; Celtic Woman March 31. www.lyri­c­opera house.com. 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., Mount Ver­non, 410.900.1150 Map C1 OTTOBAR Gritty rock bar with sports on TV. Live acts from hard-core punk and alt-rock to acous­tic and rock­a­billy. Also per­for­mance art, karaoke, DJs. Girl­friend in a Coma, I’m the Man Jan. 16; J Pope and Funk Fri­day Feb. 10; The Growlers March 3. www.theotto bar.com. 2549 N. Howard St., Charles Vil­lage, 410.662.0069 North of Map C1 POWER PLANT LIVE! En­ter­tain­ment com­plex near the In­ner Har­bor with more than 15 restau­rants, bars and con­cert venues plus an art gallery. Op­tions range from so­phis­ti­cated Mo­saic Lounge to the rock ‘n’ roll scene at An­gels and late-night tunes at Tin Roof. www.pow­er­plantlive.com. Mar­ket Pl. and Wa­ter St., Down­town Map D5

Fast and fu­ri­ous. That’s the name of the game, when the Bal­ti­more Blast takes the turf at Royal Farms Arena (this page). On a hockey rink-size field, the city’s pro in­door soc­cer team—six-time na­tional champs—at­tacks, drib­bles and de­fends non­stop for an hour. The roster in­cludes Brazil­ian-born mid­fielder Lu­cio Gon­zaga and de­fender Adri­ano Dos San­tos (above). Post-game, fans and play­ers gather at Pratt Street Ale House (page 34).—

“Un­cle Vanya,” An­ton Chekhov’s tale of hope and loss Feb. 13-March 1; “The Im­por­tance of Be­ing Earnest,” Os­car Wilde’s com­edy of man­ners Feb. 27-March 22; “Romeo and Juliet,” Shake­speare’s ro­man­tic tragedy April 10-May 10. www.chesapeake shake­speare.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. Check web­site for sched­ule. 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. “Ru­ined,” Pulitzer Prize-win­ning play set in a Con­golese brothel Feb. 4-March 8; “Ghosts,” Ib­sen’s haunt­ing tale of a woman cop­ing with the se­cret sins of her late hus­band April 1-May 3. www.ev­ery­manthe­atre. org. 315 W. Fayette St., West­side, 410.752.2208 Map C5 FELLS POINT COR­NER THE­ATRE Com­mu­nity theater with lo­cal per­form­ers and writ­ers. “Other Desert Ci­ties,” the drama of a fam­ily thrown into chaos by a tell-all mem­oir Jan. 16-Feb. 8; “The Com­plete Works of Wil­liam Shake­speare (Abridged),” a com­edy mish-mash of the Bard’s great­est hits March 20-April 12. www.fpct.org. 251 S. Ann St., 410.276.7837 Map F6 FRANCEMERRICK PER­FORM­ING ARTS CEN­TER A 2004 ren­o­va­tion trans­formed the Hip­po­drome The­atre (circa 1914), two late-1800s banks and a new build­ing into a state-of-the-art com­plex. “An­nie,” the popular mu­si­cal about a plucky or­phan in 1930s New York City Jan. 20-Feb. 1; “Chicago,” Tony-win­ning mu­si­cal of sin and cor­rup­tion March 3-8; “Wicked,” Tony­win­ning mu­si­cal imag­in­ing the early lives of the witches of Oz April 1-26. www.france-mer­rick­pac.com. 12 N. Eutaw St., West­side, 410.837.7400 Map B5 INTERROBANG THE­ATRE COMPANY A new company, named for a punc­tu­a­tion term (a ques­tion mark su­per­im­posed on an ex­cla­ma­tion point), pro­duc­ing con­tem­po­rary plays that give op­por­tu­ni­ties to young ac­tors and direc­tors. “Heavy Hors D’oeu­vres,” a showcase of three new 10-minute plays March 26-28. www.interrobang bal­ti­more.org. The Mer­cury The­atre, SIN­GLE CAR­ROT THE­ATRE A force for in­no­va­tion and di­ver­sity. “Ref­er­ences to Sal­vador Dali Make Me Hot,” a tale of mar­i­tal strife and sex­ual ten­sion through Feb. 8; “Utopia Park­way,” a mu­si­cal take on an old Chi­nese tale of lost in­no­cence March 27-April 26 www.sin­gle­car­rot.com. 1727 N. Charles St., Sta­tion North, 443.844.9253 North of Map C1 SPOTLIGHTERS THE­ATRE In­ti­mate com­mu­nity stage (since 1962). “Jekyll & Hyde,” based on Robert Louis Steven­son’s tale of good and evil through Feb. 8; “The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” a dark com­edy set in the moun­tains of Con­nemara Feb. 20-March 15; “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” adapted from the Ken Ke­sey novel March 27-April 19. www. spotlighters.org. 817 St. Paul St., Mount Ver­non, 410.752.1225 Map C3 VAGABOND PLAY­ERS “Amer­ica’s old­est con­tin­u­ously run­ning lit­tle theater. ”In­ter­lock,” Ira Levin’s drama of ro­man­tic ob­ses­sion and be­trayal through Feb. 8; “Rab­bit Hole,” Pulitzer Prize-win­ning ex­am­i­na­tion of grief Feb. 27-March 29. www.vagabond play­ers.org. 806 S. Broad­way, Fells Point, 410.563.9135 Map E7

13TH FLOOR Atop the 1903 Belvedere, an el­e­gant lounge with panoramic views, high-end cock­tails and live jazz. 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 mead­spiked cider. Monthly ba­con happy hour (free bowls of ba­con, ha­baner­oba­con mo­ji­tos) draws crowds. www. make­abad­de­ci­sion.com. 1928 Fleet St., Fells Point, 410.979.5161 Map F7 BREW­ERS CASK With “Love Thy Beer” as its slo­gan, bar with 50 bot­tles and 20 drafts. Full menu with em­pha­sis on com­fort ap­pe­tiz­ers. 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 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 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. 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. Mon.-Sun. noon-1:30 a.m. www.the­horse­bal­ti­more. com. 1626 Thames St., Fells Point, 410.327.8111 Map E8 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 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. www. maxs.com. 735 S. Broad­way, Fells Point, 410.675.6297 Map F7 MUS­TANG AL­LEY’S In a stylin’ space, 12 lanes of bowl­ing with four re­served for duck­pin bowl­ing (a fa­vorite na­tive pas­time). Cock­tails, full menu. 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

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