Things to do in Baltimore this week 5/23

Coming to you on this very gloomy day.  Lots of activities to keep your spirits up for what looks like another rainy week.

Monday, May 23

May 23 – May 25, 7PM – 11PM
The Senator Theatre
5904 York Rd, Baltimore
Proudly introducing the lineup for Baltimore Underground Motion Picture Festival
MONDAY, May 23rd. 7PM
1) My Boring Zombie Apocalypse Directed by Kevin Perkins!
2) Driven To Succeed Directed by Mark Friggin Colegrove!
TUESDAY, May 24th. 7PM
1) SHORT BUMPS! A SHORT FILM EXPERIENCE featuring films directed by Bob Rose and Joseph Leland Malinski!
2) WIT’S END Directed by Mike Finazzo!
1) BLACK JEANS WHOA a short film by Bob Rose and Mekkel Stekkels
2) The WORLD PREMIERE of Camp Killer directed by Shawn Jones!
$10/online $15/door per night, $25 for all three! tickets available from Mission Tix !

Tuesday, May 24

Founders Brewing Kickoff
5PM – Close
Alewife Baltimore
21 N Eutaw St, Baltimore
Founders. Yes.
All Day IPA, Azacca, Breakfast Stout, Centennial, Dirty Bastard, Mango Magnifico , Mosaic Promise, Old Curmudgeon, Porter, Reds Rye, Rubaeus Nitro..and more..

T.C. Studios Painting Experience
7PM – 9PM
The Joint Bar & Patio
1026 S Charles St, Baltimore
Come get your paint on while enjoying the cheapest drinks in Fed Hill!  Stress-free, no experience required! Excellent service. Awesome atmosphere. $30 per painter. Includes all materials, full fun instruction, & live DJ’ed music! RSVP to reserve your spot!

9PM – ?
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore

Wednesday, May 25

Blake Meister’s Jazz Trio
7PM – ?
Mount Vernon Place
699 Washington Pl, Baltimore
Blake is a faculty member of Peabody Conservatory, and performs locally, nationally and internationally! Join us for a fun evening of great jazz at the Mount Vernon Place West Square!

Thursday, May 26

Jazz Night at Cunningham’s
1 Olympic Pl, Towson
Jazz Night at Cunningham’s featuring Todd Marcus. Music runs from 6-8pm and happy hour from 5-7pm!

Maryland Deathfest XIV
May 26  – May 29
Located at various music venues in Baltimore
Buy tickets here
After 13 years and over 500 bands representing over 25 countries, the Maryland Deathfest  has developed into the premier metal festival in the United States, and one of the most talked about festivals internationally. The concept of MDF is simple: to bring to the United States the best and most extreme bands the underground has to offer. Never conforming to trends, or being limited by genre restrictions, MDF is a showcase of what extreme music, both new and old, is capable of. With an emphasis on diversity, the festival brings together the very best death metal, grindcore, thrash, doom, black metal, hardcore, and experimental bands from all around the world. With bands from all over the U.S. and Canada, and exclusive fly ins and rare appearances from some of the most in demand bands from Europe, Australia, and Japan, the diversity of the lineup is only surpassed by the diversity of MDF’s rabid fan base, who annually travel from all over the world for a weekend of fun and music.
Since MDF’s inception in 2003, festival organizers Ryan and Evan have continued to strive to bring together some of the most legendary bands in the scene and some of the most talked about up-and-coming bands in the underground for an unparalleled experience. Combining the DIY attitude of two metal fans who are actually part of the scene instead of trying to exploit it, with a refreshing professional touch, MDF is year after year given high marks for being one of the best run and most organized festivals around.


Bottle Engraving Event
5PM – 8PM
The Wine Source
3601 Elm Ave, Baltimore
Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift?  Get him a personalized bottle of his favorite beverage!

Founders Brewing Co. Launch Party
5PM – Close
1520 Clipper Road, Baltimore
Join us for a long awaited launch party with Founders Brewing Company! Stay tuned for more details on food specials!
Featured Beers: Breakfast Stout , Rubaeus Nitro , Mosaic Promise , Mango Magnifico, Red’s Rye IPA , Centennial IPA, All Day IPA, Dirty Bastard

Founders Brewing Co. Launch Party
5PM – Close
World of Beer – Baltimore
1724 Whetstone Way, Baltimore
It’s NOW official! Founders Brewing Co. is coming to Maryland! Join us for our Launch Party! We will have some great Founders brews on draft along with giveaways.
On Draft: All Day IPA. Dirty Bastard, Imperial Stout, Azaca, Mango Magnifico, Mosaic Promise, Nitro Rubaeus, Curmudgeon Old Ale, Nitro Pale Ale, Red’s Rye IPA

12th Annual Wine-Tasting at Sunset Soiree Fundraiser
6PM – 9PM
Friends of Patterson Park
27 S Patterson Park Ave, Baltimore
Friends of Patterson Park presents the 12th Annual Sunset Wine Tasting Soiree, hosted by Daniel Barnycz, Michele Barnycz and Ron Howard, which will take place near the Patterson Park Pagoda.
We’re excited to welcome back DiPasquale’s, Bistro Rx and Pane e Vino and welcome new tastes from Twist, Water for Chocolate, Mare Nostrum, Heavy Seas Alehouse, The French Kitchen and more!
Our friends at Su Casa will provide tasting plates with wine glass holders for the first 300 guests at the event!
The Sunset Wine Tasting Soiree also features live music from Rob Fahey, a silent auction, and more in picturesque Patterson Park!

TT the Artist Licks The Charmery
8:30PM – 9:30PM
The Charmery
801 W 36th St, Baltimore
The Charmery is proud to partner with one of Baltimore’s hottest and most versatile musicians – TT THE ARTIST. She seamlessly blends the sounds of hip-hop, pop, club, and EDM so that her music is transformed into something that is uniquely Baltimore, uniquely, TT The Artist. She is coming to The Charmery as a “guest scooper”. There will be merch for sale, autographs, a special playlist, and specialty flavors!
Master Creamer David Alima and TT The Artist combined forces to create ice cream as fun and diverse as the music she creates:
Art Party: yellow cake base with Chessman cookie bits and rainbow sprinkles
Hustla’:coffee base with cookie dough bits and a fudge swirl
Hitch Hiker- Mango and Dark Rum Sorbet
A Specialty Sundae named after her new album: Queen of the Beat – one scoop of strawberry ice cream and one scoop of chocolate, bruleed banana slices, marshmallow sauce and a vanilla wafer
A Cake Shake: Scoop of Vanilla, slice of red velvet cake, Oreos and milk
A portion of all special ice cream sales will support House Of Ruth Maryland, Inc.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Benefit Comedy Night w/ Mickey Cuchiella!
8PM – 9:30PM
Ryleigh’s Oyster Mount Vernon
1225 Cathedral St, Baltimore
A special edition of our weekly Thursday night stand-up comedy series!
This week…a stellar headliner…98 Rock’s mickey cucchiella Plus, we’ll be raising funds to benefit Team #MORGASTRONG & the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Maryland! ($5 minimum suggested donation)
Also slinging the jokes this evening: Jim Bryan, Chris Lawrence, Petey Steele, & Mike Quindlen

Friday, May 27

Gathering at Metro Centre in Owings Mills
5PM – 10PM
Metro Centre at Owings Mills
Grand Central Ave, Owings Mills
Another Fabulous Gathering Event! This event taking place at the Metro Centre at Owings Mills will feature great Food Trucks, a fabulous kids zone, a stellar VIP lounge and craft cocktails and beer. Come one come all to the family friendly event!
MUSIC: Black Root Underground, The Cleanse
Performances By: Bmore Than Dance, DJ Kool Flash (amazing kid DJ)
Benefiting:  The Baltimore County Public Library

Summer Sounds at the Square
6PM – 9PM
Belvedere Square
540 E Belvedere Ave, Baltimore
Let the concert season begin! Join us every Friday evening as Belvedere Square brings back Summer Sounds at the Square for its thirteenth season, from 6-9 p.m., May 27 – September 2, 2016. Celebrate with us at the Square for the place to be on Friday nights in Baltimore, featuring live music from the region’s top and newest bands and the restaurants and market merchants of Belvedere Square. Enjoy ice cream and Summer Shandy (lemonade and wheat beer) from Atwater’s, crawfish boil from Tooloulou, kombucha by the glass and fermented snacks from Hex and chocolate ice tea and Mexican Chocolate Paletas from Jinji. In addition to free outdoor concerts, Summer Sounds offers a Kids’ Zone with family activities.

Baltimore Bike Party: Bike-pocolypse Zombie Prom
6:30PM – ?
St. Mary’s Park
600 N Paca St, Baltimore
It’s prom season! Pull out your fanciest duds and teen insecurities to roll through the city in style. No corsage or date required, but since the end is ‘nigh (seriously, do you watch the news?), anyone wanting to rock an undead look is welcome, as we ramp things up a notch for Bike-pocolypse Zombie Prom Bike Party!
We meet at St. Mary’s Park in Seton Hill at 6:30 and roll out at 7 p.m. The after party (drinks, food trucks, & dancing) is at Baltimore Community ToolBank.

WAYNE’S WORLD Interactive Movie Night!
7:30PM – ?
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
“We’re not worthy! We’re not worthy!”
Dress up (or down), shout your favorite lines, play weird games, enter the air guitar contest, toss back flowbee drink specials, and win stuff!
Your hosts Jen Marsh & Heather Keating take you back to 1992 for a ridiculous, over the top, Wayne’s World interactive movie night!
7:30pm Mingle | 8pm Film | $12, $9 mbrs. | + $3 at the door
$5 Ultimate Fan Packs Available at the Door
Fan Packs have everything you need to “play” the Wayne’s World movie game. Which we made up…
Included: Game Rules, things to throw, fun quotes, movie facts, City Paper giveaways, snacks, and more!

Saturday, May 28

Pics in the Park
8:30PM – ?
Center Plaza
120 W. Fayette Street, Baltimore
Free outdoor movies are the perks of summer in the City.
Pics in the Park has enough lawn space for you and all your friends. Bring a picnic basket, blanket, or lawn chairs. Showtime is at as soon as the sun goes down.
Saturday, May 28- Inside Out (pg)
Saturday, June 25- Creed (pg-13)
Saturday, July 30- Caddy Shack
Saturday, August 27- Avengers: Age of Ultron (pg-13)
Saturday, September 24- Star Wars: Episode Vll – The Force Awakens (pg-13)
Get more details at

Manta Ray Records Presents: DMV Hip-Hop Showcase
9PM – ?
2112 N Charles St, Baltimore
Manta RAy Records will be showcasing their Hip hop artists who dropped records this year
Yella Jesus
Savage D.F.I
$7 Donation at the door!

Baltimore Beach Dance Party
9:30PM – ?
De Kleine Duivel
3602 Hickory Ave, Baltimore
It’s Memorial Day weekend and this is Baltimore. We don’t have a beach, but we’re going to have a raging beach party anyways! Tiki drinks by The Baltimore Whiskey Company, beach balls, and dance jams! Muscle shirts, hula skirts, hawaiian shirts, and board shorts! Get your sunburn during the day and show it off at night! No cover!

Sunday, May 29

May 28 – May 29, 1PM – 7PM
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
1876 Mansion House Dr, Baltimore
It’s the most important fundraiser of the year to support The Maryland Zoo. Raise a glass to support the animals as BB&T presents Brew at the Zoo Memorial Day weekend.
* Unlimited sampling of more than 80 local and national brews
* Live music from 6 local bands over two days including Bosley, Kelly Bell Band and Crushing Day
* Access to dozens of food and artisan vendors
* All day admission to the Zoo (the Zoo is open 9:30am-6pm on Brew event days)
Super Sipper VIP tickets are available in limited quantities and will sellout quickly. Non-drinking tickets are available at a reduced rate for designated drivers and children 2 and over.
The Maryland Zoo is a nonprofit organization. Proceeds from all Brew tickets go directly to support operations, animal care, education programs and wildlife conservation at The Maryland Zoo.

Spanish Cuisine Demo with La Cuchara Chef Ben Lefenfeld
9:30AM – 11:30AM
Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar
Beneath the Jones Falls Expy at Holliday & Saratoga Streets, Baltimore
Ben Lefenfeld, mastermind chef of La Cuchara, demonstrates the ease of Spanish cuisine, market-to-table.
About the Chef: Chef Ben Lefenfeld has spent the past 15 years rising through the ranks in the culinary industry. Ben has worked alongside Chef Michel at Tersiguel’s in Ellicott City and two Michelin star Chef Gerard Pangaud at Malmaison in Washington D.C., where he eventually became the Chef de Cuisine. In Baltimore, Ben started as a sous chef with Cindy Wolf at Charleston before becoming the Executive Chef of Petit Louis Bistro, where he held the position for five years. Inspired by his trips to the Basque country, Ben opened his first restaurant, La Cuchara, in April of 2015 with the help of his partners, his brother Jake and wife Amy.
About La Cuchara Baltimore: Inspired by the Basque region of Northern Spain and Southern France, La Cuchara offers Asador (wood oven grill)-prepared dishes and pintxos (small, two-bite snacks). The menu changes daily based on the freshest produce and provisions available and is complemented with creative craft-cocktails and house baked bread. La Cuchara is located in the Meadow Mill building in historic Woodberry at 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Baltimore, MD.

Its a Free night of Comedy with our friends from ME “n” YOU Productions.
8PM – 11PM
Mount Vernon Marketplace
520 Park Ave, Baltimore
Bringing you local #baltimore talent! @IvanMartinComedy by #menyouproductions @ Mount Vernon Marketplace. Featuring 10 local comedians + Dj Mark Legend on the decks.
Taps Fill Station The Local Oyster Pinch Brown Rice Korean Grill Big Bean Theory Ful Cafe’ Fresh Monday’s Inc. Edible Favors by Denise Crepes by Mina LLC Cultured Micha Sorbet Eat Taste Love

Enjoy!  And stay dry out there!

– Lindsey

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