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Baltimore Fishbowl | Baltimore Weekend Events: Christmas Village Preview, Tina Turner Musical, Alton Brown, and More

Baltimore’s Christmas Village will return to the Inner Harbor beginning on Thanksgiving, including a preview on the weekend of Nov. 19-20. Photo by Christina Kalff.

With Thanksgiving fast approaching and Christmas shortly after, it’s the perfect time to get a glimpse of the traditional German Christmas Village in Inner Harbor before it officially opens next week.

“Tina: The Tina Turner Musical” is also in town along with some powerhouse favorites from the rock n’ roll queen’s musical catalog.

Find out everything in this weekend’s lineup:

Tina Turner Musical, from Thursday 17 November to Sunday 20 November, Théâtre de l’Hippodrome. Journey through the life of “Queen of Rock n’ Roll” Tina Turner, from her childhood in Nutbush, Tennessee, to the abuse she suffered at the hands of her husband Ike Turner, to her success as an entertainer solo that many in the music industry had relied on. The musical features some of Turner’s biggest hits, including “Nutbush City Limits,” “Rive Deep, Mountain High,” “Proud Mary,” and more.

The Fantastic Symphony, Thursday November 17 and Sunday November 20, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy works by Jonathan Harvey, Maurice Ravel and Hector Berlioz, performed by the BSO with pianist Stewart Goodyear. Matthias Pintscher will conduct.

zoo lights, Friday, November 18, 5-8 p.m., Maryland Zoo. Watch the zoo light up with wildlife-shaped lights and support animal care and conservation.

The turn of the screw, Friday November 18 and Sunday November 20, The Engineers Club. A governess looks after two children, but finds she must protect them from something sinister in an English country house. Opera Baltimore will perform the opera based on the mid-19th century horror novel by Henry James.

native american festival, Saturday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Maryland State Fairgrounds, 4-H/Home Arts Building. The Baltimore American Indian Center will hold its 46th annual festival celebrating Native American foods, cultures, heritages, crafts and enjoyment. The event will feature native dancers and drummers in full dress.

Alton Brown, Saturday, November 19, 7:30 p.m., Lyric Baltimore. Alton Brown has hosted several food commentary and cooking competition shows on Food Network and Netflix, including “Good Eats,” “Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend,” and “Cutthroat Kitchen,” among others. Now he’s touring the country on his “Alton Brown Live: Beyond The Eats – The Holiday Variant” tour. The show will feature food, comedy, and even audience interaction opportunities – if you dare.

November Puppet Slamwich, Saturday November 19, 9:30 p.m., Black Cherry Puppet Theatre. Watch an adult puppet show by the folks at the Black Cherry Puppet Theatre.

Overview of the Christmas Village, Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20, Inner Harbor Amphitheater. The Inner Harbor Christmas Village officially opens Thanksgiving, but there will be a preview this weekend. The village offers a traditional German Christmas market, live entertainment and more. Read all about it in this Baltimore Fishbowl article.

Baltimore Crown Prize, Saturday, Nov. 19, 8 p.m., 6 E. Lafayette Ave. Celebrate the achievements of Baltimore’s art scene at the 2022 Baltimore Crown Awards. This year’s event is an emerald soiree, so come dressed in your best green attire.

Ebban and Ephraim, Sunday, Nov. 20, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Keystone Korner. Saxophonists brothers Ebban and Ephraim Dorsey will perform as part of an all-star sextet with saxophonist Gary Thomas.

John Waters collection, Sunday, November 20, Baltimore Museum of Art. Here are favorite works from the John Waters collection. The exhibit, “Coming Attractions: The John Waters Collection,” opens to the public on Sunday and will remain open until April 16, 2023.