Friday, December 6.

R. House’s Birthday Bash: Special $3 drink menu with activities for all. Face painting, karaoke, scavenger hunt, balloon animals, and a special birthday bar. 6 p.m., R. House, 301 W. 29th St.

IMAX Throwback: ‘Home Alone‘: Join the Maryland Science Center for a holiday happy hour before catching the Christmas classic, Home Alone. 7-10 p.m., Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., $18.

Save Your Soul w DJs Baby Alcatraz + Rob Macy: Save Your Soul at the Lithuanian Hall is Baltimore’s wildest dance party of lost and found 45rpm sounds and an all-vinyl shindig of epic proportions. 8-11 p.m., Lithuanian Hall, 851 Hollins St.

Saturday, December 7.

Sock Monkey Saturday: Make a sock monkey. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway.

No Land Beyond Preview Party: Come check out the new digs, enjoy gaming events throughout the day, and sip on some themed cocktails. Noon, No Land Beyond, 2125 Maryland Ave.

2019 Baltimore Krampuslauf: Mirth, mayhem, and merriment. 3-9 p.m., Hampden.

Dru Hill: Dru Hill comes home for the holidays. 8:30-10:30 p.m., Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, 1525 Russell St., $46.75 – $77.50.

Sunday, December 8.

Holiday Pet and Family Portraits: Holiday photography pop-up. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Federal Hill Ace Hardware, 1214 Light St., $35.

Board Game Day: Bring your own board game. Noon-8 p.m., Nepenthe Brewing Co., 3626 Falls Rd.

The Mayor’s Christmas Parade: Floats, local TV and radio personalities, motorcycles, a steam calliope, great bands, Mummers of Philadelphia, Miss Yuletide and Jr. Miss Yuletide, and Santa. 1-4 p.m., 4207 Edgehill Ave.

Writers in Baltimore Schools 10th Birthday Party: Event features a film, performances, and more. 6:30-9:30 p.m., 2640 Space, 2640 Saint Paul St., $5.

Monday, December 9.

Essential Tremors Presents: Matmos Live Episode: A new monthly event series hosted by Matt Byars and Lee Gardner, co-producers of WYPR’s Essential Tremors podcast. 8 p.m., Fadensonnen, 3 W. 23rd St.

Tuesday, December 10.

Extra Credit: An Improv JAM: A free Tuesday night Improv Jam. 6:30-7:30 p.m., The BIG Theater, 1727 N. Charles St.

Karaoke & Henny Tuesdays: Every Tuesday enjoy $5 Hennessy and sing your heart out. 7-10 p.m., Get It Inn Island Cuisine II.

The Tuesday Jam: Baltimore: Live music and poetry. 8-11 p.m., Tabor Ethiopian Restaurant, 328 Park Ave.

Wednesday, December 11.

Carly Harvey Live for Blues Night: Carly Harvey and her band will be serenading us for another night of blues music. 7-midnight, Mobtown Ballroom, 861 Washington Blvd., $12.

Thursday, December 12.

Clifford Owens Performance: Join renowned artist Clifford Owens in an interpretation of scores written for him by Charles Gaines, Shinique Smith, Joyce J. Scott, and Senga Nengudi in an evening of performance at the BMA. 6-8 p.m., Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive.

Whiskey Warm Up at Blue Pit BBQ: Raffles, drinks, and more. 6-9 p.m., Blue Pit BBQ and Whiskey Bar, 1601 Union Ave.

Carla Hall’s Celebration: A Soul Food Supper: The menu will feature dishes from Chef Carla Hall & Chef David Thomas, Executive Chef/Partner of Ida B’s Table, inspired by Carla Hall’s Soul Food Everyday and Celebration. 6:30-10 p.m., Ida B’s Table, 235 Holliday St., $75-$100.

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Lisa Snowden is Editor-in-Chief and cofounder of Baltimore Beat. Previously, she was an editor at Baltimore City Paper, Baltimore Sun, and The Real News Network. Her work has also appeared in Essence,...