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January 31, 2011

The week in nightlife: Jan. 31 - Feb. 5, Girl Talk, Natty Boh keg tapping, and a salvia crash course

Natty%20Boh%20Tapping%20of%20the%20Keg%20-%20POSTER.jpgFinally the week is here when we get to taste Boh on draft. If only it happened earlier in the week. Elsewhere: there's comedy at the Ottobar, cheap cherry bombs at No Idea, and a crash course on Miley Cyrus' drug of choice.

On Monday, Jillionaire, Major Lazer's favorite DJ, spins at the No Rule party, celebrating over a year at Metro Gallery. 1700 N Charles St. Free. Big show: Girl Talk at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place.

On Tuesday, Robyn performs at Rams Head Live. Also: Monthly comedy night Chucklestorm returns to the Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard Street. $5.

On Wednesday, No Idea Tavern turns six. Cherry, grape, orange bombs are a buck all night long. Starts at 5 p.m. at 1649 S. Hanover Street. At Sidebar, 218 East Lexington Street, the monthly Bent party features hardcore techno. 

On Thursday,  Nacho Mama's taps the first keg of Natty Boh in 15 years. 2907 O'Donnell Street. Starts at 6 p.m.

On Friday, remember a Times magazine story on sissy bounce, the New Orleans rap sub-sub genre? One of its main practitioners, Vockah Redu (and his backup dancers, the Cru) comes to Hippo's Deep in the Game. 1 West Eager St. $5 cover.

On Saturday, Cults, the young lo-fi pop band, perform at the Maryland Institute College of Art Bbox Theater, 1601 W. Mount Royal. Baltimore's Secret Mountains and InEveryRoom will open. Free for MICA kids; $5 for public. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

On Sunday, learn more about the next parent-disapproved drug at the salvia presentation at Tarantula Hill Esoteric Library, 2118 West Pratt Street. Johns Hopkins assistant professor Matthew Johnson will be among the presenters. Starts at 2 p.m.

Photo: from Pabst Blue Ribbon

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Posted by Erik Maza at 11:11 AM | | Comments (5)
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I'll admit it Maza, you are growing on me. Not that you care, of course.

I just got back from sunny Miami, how anyone can live down there is beyond me. Just awful fake people with a inflated sense of self. ALL OF THEM! Some of the worst drivers, people will just stop in the middle of the road and cross three lanes of traffic if they missed thier turn.

Still hate your picture.

you should have asked me for suggestions. did you go to Churchill's in Little Haiti? (also: a Maryland driver knocking SoFla drivers? #Potkettleblack)

glad you removed the all caps post you posted Maza #notagoodlook

True...a different kind of bad driver in Miami i suppose.

Don't Know and No Idea Taverns are having their own tapping parties this Thursday with penny Natty Boh drafts starting at 4pm till the kegs are kicked!!!!

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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 erik.maza@baltsun.com. 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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