The lineup of Weekend Family Fun: Dec. 12-15 includes concerts, storytelling, ornament making and the Great Jewish Bake-Off. Enjoy!
Baltimore County Public Library offers an array of story times for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Each is 30 minutes and offers songs and stories. Check out the full schedule with branches and times online. Baltimore County Public Library, times vary. Free. bcpl.info
In the Stacks: ‘Music of the Spheres’
This immersive performance pairs live compositions with a light installation. Projections of celestial objects move throughout the gorgeous George Peabody Library, making you feel like you’ve spent an evening under the stars. George Peabody Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Suggested $10 donation. inthestacks.org
The Stoop Holiday Hootenanny
Join The Stoop Storytellers Series for a night of cocktails, live music and hilarious holiday tales.
The Senator Theatre, 7-10 p.m. $25. stoopstorytelling.com
‘Mortified’: 5-Year Anniversary Show
So popular it spawned a podcast and a Netflix miniseries, this live comedy show invites brave souls to share their most embarrassing teen diary entries, poems and locker notes. Featuring special guests, Maryland Improv Collective. Creative Alliance, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $20. creativealliance.org
Troupe Vertigo’s acrobats, jugglers and high-flying aerialists join the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for this breathtaking twist on Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 8 p.m. $18-$75. bsomusic.org
(Baltimore School for the Arts and other community organizations also host productions of “The Nutcracker” this weekend. Here’s our complete list of holiday happenings.)
Fused-Glass Ornament-Making Workshop
With guidance from artist Viki Keating, make your own fused-glass ornaments in any shape or size you want. Give them as gifts or save them for your Christmas tree. Kid friendly. Creative Alliance, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $10. creativealliance.org
Baltimore City Public Charter School Fair
Meet representatives from public charter schools around the city and explore new educational opportunities for your child. Baltimore International Academy, 11 a.m. Free. mdcharters.org
Eat, Drink and Be Merry.
Visitors of all ages are invited to The Walters for a themed tour perfect for the holiday season.
The Walters Art Museum, 1-2 p.m. Free. thewalters.org
Holidays with Hoot
Play holiday-themed games, make gifts for loved ones and sip on hot cocoa with Irvine’s mascot, Hoot. Irvine Nature Center, 1-3 p.m. $10. explorenature.org
The Great Jewish Bake-Off
Whether you choose to show off your skills or just enjoy the fruits of others’ labor, enjoy an afternoon dedicated to traditional baking with tastings, tips, family activities and the crowning of a winner. Jewish Museum of Maryland, 1-3:15 p.m. $10 entry fee, free (with museum admission) for spectators. jewishmuseummd.org
Peabody Youth Orchestra
Under the direction of conductor Ankush Bahl, enjoy the talents of local students together in concert. Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, 3 p.m. Free. peabody.jhu.edu
And a few more to start the week …
Hot Cocoa Mix in a Jar
Need a free gift idea? Look no further than this workshop, which will teach you how to make delicious and seasonal hot cocoa mix in a jar. Ages 9-12. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Hamilton Branch, 3 p.m. Free. prattlibrary.org
Christmas Can Crafts
Recycling at its finest. Learn how to turn beer cans into holiday ornaments, and walk away with two one-of-a-kind pieces. Checkerspot Brewing Company, 7-9 p.m. $25. checkerspotbrewing.com