Most major events are listed in the arts and entertainment sections of The Baltimore Sun and The Washington Post. The City Paper is a free weekly, published in Baltimore listing everything that’s happening in the city, even events at the smaller bars and clubs. Tickets for most of the events held at major venues can be purchased at individual venue box offices and also through Ticketmaster, Baltimore Tickets and at the Inner Harbor visitor center.
For years, Baltimore was considered a quiet place after dark, except for the bars in Fells Point or the theater district. Today, however, it’s become known for its range of nightlife options in the tourist centers and the city’s neighborhoods including the Inner Harbor, Federal Hill, Fells Point, Canton and Mount Vernon.
The bar scenes you’ll find here are sports bars and the scene at Fells Point, where some of the bars feature live music. For a sports bar, you can try one of the many near Camden Yards and also the Downtown Sports Exchange on W Pratt Street or the Orioles Bar at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel. Fells Point is a focal point of Baltimore nightlife and a favorite among college students and young professionals.
Power Plant Live, north of Lombard Street at the Marketplace, is another option. The place is a mix of a number of bars and clubs, and attracts a lot of young singles, especially at the weekends.
Baltimore boasts a range of music and theater options, from its world-class symphony to resident performing arts companies. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) offers several concerts weekly during its season from September to June. In the summer, the BSO holds concerts outdoors at Oregon Ridge Park, north of the city.
Local professional companies stage productions throughout the year at neighborhood theaters. The Fells Point Corner Theater on south Ann Street offers eight productions a year. The Vagabond Players on south Broadway present a range of productions, from classics to contemporary pieces. The city’s African American Arena Players on McCulloch street stage romantic comedies and contemporary works.