Weekend Picks, 12/8-12/11

What to do this weekend
Weekend Picks, 12/8-12/11

Thursday, December 8

"Give 'Em the Bird" Party & Turkey Drive

What: Turkey fundraiser with Wild Turkey drink specials
Where: Ryleigh’s Oyster Bar, 36 E. Cross St.
When: 5–11:30 PM, Thursday, December 8

Every December the Baltimore City Police Department and SDPCRC have handed out 350+ Holiday Turkeys to Baltimore city families in need, but this year they lost their funding. Help out by coming to this party! Every $14 raised will provide one turkey to a Baltimore City family in need, and there will be Wild Turkey cocktail specials and fun giveaways to make your time worthwhile (RSVP here).


Friday, December 9

Big Old Happy Hour at Max's Taphouse

What: Happy hour featuring 32-oz. drafts
Where: Max's Taphouse, 737 S. Broadway
When: 5–8 PM, Friday, December 9
Price: $6 per 32-oz. pour

Get the weekend roaring with a happy hour stop at this Fells Point beer haven. 32-oz. pours from most taps are just $6, served in classy plastic cups.


Saturday, December 10

Mid-Atlantic Holiday Beer Fest

What: Beer festival and tasting with over
Where: Pratt Street Ale House, 206 W. Pratt St.
When: 1–5 PM, Sunday, December 10
Price: $40 per person

Previously hosted by The Brewer’s Art, this year’s event is a joint venture between the Charles Street pub and the Pratt Street Ale House. Both food and beer samplings are included in ticket price, including brews from Evolution, Victory, Troegs, Stillwater, Flying Dog, The Brewer's Art, and Oliver Ales. A limited number of tickets are available here.

Santarchy Hampden 2011

What: A not-for-profit, non-political, non-religious & non-logical Santa Claus convention
Where: Rocket to Venus, 3360 Chestnut Ave.
When: 7 PM, Saturday, December 10

Dress up and bar crawl in Hampden. Holiday apparel is mandatory; a Santa hat is the bare minimum. Get a Santa suit. Buy a Santa suit. Be santalicious. Borrow a Santa suit. Be a Secret Santa, a Santasaurus, Candy-cane, a Reindeer, a Chanukah Chicken, a damnlatke. Just don't wear your same old jeans. A fun alternative to family-oriented holiday events.


Sunday, December 11

Brunch With Santa

What: Photo op with Santa during brunch
Where: Ram’s Head Roadhouse, Ram’s Head Tavern Savage Mill
When: 10–11:30 AM at the Roadhouse, 10 AM–noon at Savage Mill, Sunday, December 11

Take the little one to a Rams Head venue on Sunday morning; while you enjoy brunch and a Bloody Mary or two, they can sit on Santa’s lap and have a photo taken.
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