The Baltimore Folk Music Society sponsors English Country Dance every Monday at Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter on York Road and American Contra and Square Dancing every Wednesday at the Lovely Lane Church on St. Paul Street. 888.646.BFMS
“Irish Christmas in America” with fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada and company is at the Creative Alliance on Wednesday. Friday it’s “A Tribute to Soul Music” by Navasha Daya and the Soul Protectors. 410-276-1651
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Wednesday: John Denver Christmas Show w. Chris Collins & Boulder Canyon; Saturday afternoon: Vienna Teng; Sunday: Heidi Newfield formerly of Trick Pony. 410-268-4545
At The 8×10 on Wednesday is Stewbone. 410-625-2000
Uptown Concerts presents “An Irish Christmas” with The Hedge Band (Laura Byrne, Pat Egan, Donna Long & Billy McComiskey) at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
There’s a free Live Lunch concert with The Griswolds at the WTMD performance space in Towson. Doors open at 11:30 and the music starts at noon and will be broadcast live.
The First Friday Show is Friday at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. (410) 637-3728
At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Thursday & Friday: Judy Collins feat. Jonas Fjeld and Chatham County Line. 703-549-7500
Susquehanna Folk Music Society presents string band Twisted Pine from the Northwest on Friday at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York in York, PA. 717-745-6577
The monthly Folkal Point concert series is Saturday at An Die Musik Live! with Mary Battiata and Mike Barth. 410-385-2638
The next Baltimore Squaredance is at Mobtown Ballroom in Pigtown on Saturday with music by Spence & Lewis String Band. (443) 699-3040
Darla Jean and the Somethin’ or Others are part of the Night of 100 Elvises at the Lord Baltimore Hotel on Saturday.
Dirk Hamilton with Georgie Jessup opening will be at Edith May’s Paradise in Jessup on Saturday. 410-799-3755
Also Saturday, the Del McCoury Band is at Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills. 410.356.7469
Vienna Teng is at The Hamilton in Washington DC on Sunday. 202-787-1000
Tuesday is WTMD’s 5th annual Pet Food Drive. Two pounds of food will be donated to local shelters and rescues when you contribute to WTMD. 410-704-8970 or wtmd.org/donate