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January 11, 2011

The week in nightlife: Jan. 10 - Jan. 16, Das Racist, Baltimore burlesque, and the Ravens's "World War III"

Here is your guide to the week in nightlife: joke-rap, Tim Burton tributes, and free parties, all before an epic three-day weekend and a totally low-key football game that some people, oh, are just calling "World War III."

On Tuesday, i.e, today, Heavy Seas brewery founder Hugh Sisson hosts a release party for their Siren Noire at Alonso's & Loco Hombre. Begins at 6 p.m.

Wednesday? Nah, it's Friendsdayz. DJ Derek James hosts this party upstairs at the Ottobar. Free for 21 and older. Here's a preview of the last one. In Fells Point, the monthly gay party Peer Pressure returns to the Get Down. Also gratis.

On Thursday, joke-rap duo Das Racist and hype man Dap play Sonar. They will be disappointed to know, as I was, there's precious few Taco Bells in the city, much less one combined with a Pizza Hut. Also, so far: no reported problems at BWI.

Friday is a chilly night. Celebration's Katrina Ford spins at Cullen Stalin's second Ice Age party at Club Phoenix. $2 after 11 p.m. The Seldon Plan will perform at their new album's release party at Metro Gallery. And at Power Plant Live, Angels Rock Bar hosts a Tim Burton tribute party.

On Saturday, hit your favorite Ravens bar for the epic Steelers game. Elliott's Pour House has $2 domestics. Or, for a totally difference scene, Sticky Buns burlesque presents Infernoland at the Windup Space, named way before Terrell Suggs called the Steelers game the Ravens' "Armageddon." $13 cover.

On Sunday the legendary Afrika Bambaataa perform at U Street Music Hall. And remember, no work the next day.

Photo: Sticky Buns burlesque Facebook

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Posted by Erik Maza at 11:03 AM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Nightlife Pocket Guide


Do you even bother to proof read before you post?

Snarky style and failed attempts at humor aside, your grammar is horrible.

Is English your first language?

What the hell does "totally unanticipated" mean?

You also might want to mention that U St Music Hall is in DC, not Baltimore.

I know people are tired of the "Maza sucks" post, but the truth is, Maza sucks.

Look forward to meeting you too at the Midnight Sun mixer

I hope Maza is a 6'8" cage fighter and the emo picture by his bio is just a swerve. That'd make for a hell of a Mixer.

Sorry I'm guessing to miss that thing - do share about it afterwards

The way Erik keeps inviting the disgruntled commenter's, we'll probably be able to read about the mixer on Peter Hermann's blog.

LOL @Rock & @Roger

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About Erik Maza
Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

Midnight Sun covers Baltimore music, live entertainment, and nightlife news. On the blog, you'll find, among other things, concert announcements, breaking news, bars closings and openings, up-to-date coverage of crime in nightlife, new music, round-the-clock coverage of Virgin Mobile FreeFest, handy guides on bars staying open past 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve and those that carry Natty Boh on draft. Recurring features include seven-day nightlife guides, Concert News, guest reviews of bars and concerts, Wednesday Corkboard, and photo galleries, as well as reader-submitted photos. Thanks for reading.

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