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The holiday season has arrived at Creative Alliance, and we have a great lineup of events to get you in the spirit of celebration! Whether you want to get warm and cozy, wild and raucous, or show off your crafty side, we’ve got something for you. Shows, classes, and workshops make excellent gifts, date nights, or meet-ups. Get your tickets for something festive today or buy tickets to give as a gift, and make Creative Alliance part of your holiday traditions!
Creative Alliance’s 2024 Season Announcement & Member Thank You Party! |THU NOV 30 | 6PM | MEMBERS ONLY!
Free for members! Lite Fare, Activities, Performances, & More! We are taking the opportunity to thank all our incredible members and supporters by throwing you a splashy party so we can all raise our glasses to the incredible community, creativity, and vibrant performances, exhibitions, and classes we are bringing to Baltimore in 2024. Become a member today!
2023 Highlandtown Holiday Night Market | FRI DEC 1 | 4PM
Made In Baltimore is partnering with the Highlandtown Arts District to host a holiday night market, which takes place during the Highlandtown First Friday Art Walk!
La Posada 2023 | SAT DEC 16 | 5PM
The community is invited to join a singing candle-lit procession through the streets of Highlandtown starting at Creative Alliance and stopping by local businesses until arriving at Our Lady of Pompei Church. The night ends with a fiesta, traditional food, performances, raffles, and piñata breaking to celebrate that all of us are welcome here!
Bluegrass Nutcracker | SAT DEC 2 | 3&7PM
Experience Tchaikovsky’s Christmas classic like never before! Hear 17 movements performed bar-for-bar by an 8-piece bluegrass band while a snarky narrator retells the Nutcracker story with his own colorful commentary.
The JoGo Project: Christmas Concert | THU DEC 7 | 7:30PM
Celebrate the holidays with a unique, award-winning fusion of jazz and go-go, the official music of Washington, DC, as declared by Mayor Muriel Bowser! Expect to hear some standby holiday favorites as well as originals by The JoGo Project! Dress in your finest and be ready to dance!
MORTIFIED – Holiday Edition | FRI DEC 8 | 7&9:30PM
The wildly popular Mortified Baltimore, produced by Alex Hewett and Adam Ruben, stars everyday adults sharing their most embarrassingly real teenage diary entries, poems, love letters, lyrics, and locker notes…in front of total strangers.
A Hanukkah Party w/ Michael Winograd & The Honorable Mentshn | SUN DEC 10 | 7PM
Clarinetist Michael Winograd and his band are thrilled to be joined by the fabulous Berlin-based Yiddish songstress Sasha Lurje for a night of good times and good beats while miracles abound! What better way to spend the fourth night? And like the menorahs shining through the streets of Baltimore, this party will most certainly be lit.
Holiday Ceili | FRI DEC 15 | 7PM
Celebrate the holidays the Irish way, at a traditional ceili! Learn social dances as the area’s finest Irish traditional music plays from the stage, and enjoy a great community experience!
DOUBLE FEATURE: Die Hard + Gremlins! | SAT DEC 16 | 7PM
It’s the holiday double feature you never knew you needed! For an extra special Interactive Movie Night we screen Gremlins AND Die Hard on the same night!
Candlelight Concerts – Holiday Special featuring “The Nutcracker” and More | THU DEC 21 | 6:30&8:45PM
Candlelight Concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Baltimore.
New Year Ceili | FRI JAN 19 | 7PM
Celebrate the New Year the Irish way, at a traditional ceili! Learn social dances as the area’s finest Irish traditional music plays from the stage, and enjoy a great community experience!
Fused Glass Ornaments | SAT DEC 2 | 1PM
Learn the art of fused glass with artist Viki Keating. Place and layer glass scraps to create a unique holiday ornament of your own fabulous design.
Home-Cookin’ for the Holidays: A Feast YULE Remember | FRI DEC 8 | 6PM
Looking to knock it out of the park with a perfect holiday meal? These elevated sides will make it one to remember. Baltimore chef and owner of Ella’s Pickled Produce, Keith Curley, covers a royal holiday spread. We’re not saying the holidays are a competition, but you’re definitely going to win this year.
Did Somebody Say COOKIES? | SAT DEC 9 | 1PM
Get your bake on just in time for the holidays! In this most oven-y of classes, learn to bake an assortment of classic and new holiday cookies from a range of cultural traditions. Storytelling, sugar, and just a hint of salt in a magical workshop for the whole family!
Purchase your membership from November 15th through December 31st and you’ll receive an additional free membership to give as a gift! We hope you will give the gift of membership to someone who you know will love Creative Alliance programs or needs some extra creativity in their life. Memberships are 100% tax deductible and support our free youth and community programs.
Elvis’s Birthday Fight Club
Tickets to Elvis’s Birthday Fight Club are always in high demand! Join hosts “Elvis” and Kittie Glitter as they oversee a “glamorously sleazy” evening of combat! Cartoon-like violence, flim-flam fisticuffs, below-the-belt comedy, and hot tah-tahs are guaranteed in this underground fight club.
Nina Simone & Miriam Makeba Tribute with Akua Allrich
Given her ability to capture the essence of a broad range of musical genres, Allrich is often compared to legendary artists such aMiriam Makeba and Nina Simone. Akua will honor both luminaries in this evening’s program. This annual program is one of our most requested events. Grab your tickets early!
ESSENTIAL TEASE: A Transformative Burlesque Class Series
Give the gift of burlesque to someone you love! Our team of experienced burlesque instructors will guide you through becoming a burlesque performer inside and out. We will progress through act creation from start to finish while incorporating mindful techniques for both on and off the stage. Essential Tease is the ideal starting point for truly transformative acts!