Feb. 14 - 20 in nightlife: Max's Belgian beer fest, Salt-n-Pepa, AK Slaughter's record release party
Still recovering from the Grammys? Just kidding. No one watches the Grammys. There were certainly better things to do Sunday night, like actually watch a local band - Arbouretum - perform at the Ottobar. For more of that, here's what to do at night this week:
On Monday, celebrate Valentine's Day with your person of interest. Lacking a Valentine? I'll have your best alternatives later today.
On Tuesday, go to Joe Squared's weekly breakdance party. Bar has two-for-$5 rail drink special from 10 p.m. until close. 133 West North Ave.
On Wednesday, the Bell Foundry hosts the monthly reading series WORMS. Writers Robert Schreur, Erin Gleeson and Ashlie Kauffman, who writes for JMWW will read. 1539 N Calvert. Free. Starts at 8 p.m. Also: Los Angelenos Young Dubliners perform at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place. $12.50. Doors open at 7 p.m.
On Friday, the annual Belgian beer festival at Max's begins. 120 Belgian beers will be on draft, and 175 by the bottle. Ends Sunday. No admission fee. 735 S. Broadway. At Metro Gallery, Emily Slaughter and Aran Keating, of Baltimore party-rap duo AK Slaughter, release new EP "The Pleasure of Doing Business." $8. Of general interest: emo-rockers Plain White Ts perform at Rams Head Live. They say their new album was inspired by Cirque du Soleil.How rock 'n' roll.
On Saturday, Salt-N-Pepa, stars of the "Salt-N-Pepa Show" on Vh1, perform at 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Tickets start at $45.50. Elliott's Pour House throws its monthly theme party; it's Dead Celebrities this time.On Sunday, if you're a fan of Norwegian black metal - and who isn't - Immortal performs at Sonar, 407 East Saratoga Street. $30. At Charm City Art Space, a bunch of startup bands, including Florida's Nightlights, perform. Doors open at 7 p.m. Free.
Photo: A beer release last year at Max's (Kenneth Lam/Baltimore Sun)