Things to do in Baltimore this week 9/19

YOU GUYS!  This week is jam-packed with so many great events.  Good luck narrowing down your Thursday night choices!  It took me some time, but I know where I’m going.  Also, the city is going to be hopping with tourists thanks to the Natural Products EXPO and the Red Sox being in town.  Hope you didn’t need a last minute hotel room.  Another great Baltimore tradition this week, the Baltimore Book Festival.  You basically have no reason to be sitting at home.  Get out there and have some fun!

Monday, September 19

Ravagers, Dinos Boys, Poison Rites, Aguirres Dogs
10:30PM – 2AM
Asian Taste/Yum’s
916 W 36th Street, Baltimore


Degenerate Matter Vol. 3, Summer’s Parting Sighs Edition
7PM – 11PM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
Summer will soon come to an end. Time again for dead poets in performance!
Take part: Memorize a poem by heart and come perform it! “What do you mean perform?” you ask. Good question. A performance can be as simple as a vocal recital, or you can get creative with a costume, props, a musical instrument, or anything else that might primp your performance. Different poems lend themselves to different kinds of performance, so let the poem inspire you.
Sign up Or just come and watch. It’s free!
The players thus far: Jonathan Jacobs as John Berryman, Seth Kallick as Mark Twain, Robbie Horwitz as Rudyard Kipling, Aaron Travis as William McGonagall, Emily Ward as Dorothy Parker, Sarah Weissman as Rachel Morpurgo, Ann Tabor as e.e. cummings, Jess Rivera as Audre Lorde, Mattie Rogers Kroiz as Sara Teasdale, V Lee as Elise Cowen, Alix Tobey Southwick as Cole Porter, Jimmy Prenatt, Laurie Rollins Anderson, Marceline White as e.e. cummings
This edition of Degnerate Matter will feature a sneak preview of Analog Players’ newly dismembered version of Shakespeare’s Richard III, entitled His Majestic Lump of Foul Deformity, as well as a rousing performance of A. E. Housman’s hilarious spoof, Fragment of a Greek Tragedy.

Meditation Monday with Alanah Nichole
6:45PM – 8PM
Indiginal Artisan & Wellness Studio
213 W. Read Street, Baltimore
Alanah Nichole is amazing wordsmith and healer of words. She is the founder of LitHerRarehe and can also be found hosting Much More than an Open Mic!! Every third #MeditationMonday she provides with Poetic Meditation!

Teavolve’s Open Mic w cloudship
7PM – 10PM
Teavolve Cafe & Lounge
1401 Aliceanna St, Baltimore
The Teavolve Open Mic’s been running for about 10 years in Harbor East, Baltimore – signup at 6, performances from 7-10pm – “family friendly”, 2 pieces / 10 minutes whichever’s shorter. Every #openMicNight we also snag a featured artist and shove them in the middle of the night – someone who I viscerally NEED more than two songs from – tonight that’s cloudship. “This mini super group makes magic with a set of songs that are bold and unapologetic, capable of simplicity and soul.” – The Equal Ground

Vinyl Power at Idle Hour
9:30PM – 12:30AM
Idle Hour
201 E Fort Ave, Baltimore
Kelly Stith (me) will be back at Idle Hour playing vinyl records he has acquired over the last couple of years and those left over from his classic collection of funk, pop, new wave, soul, r&b, disco and classic rock. Since no one has gotten this yet, the cover of this event is a record I will be playing. When I play a track from it, the first person that tells me who plays keyboards on it, get’s a free drink. Other DJs may also be in attendance as it is open DJ night. So, if YOU have your own, bring ’em! This event is getting very popular and DJs are coming earlier than I have been able to get there so I may not be on right away.

Monday An Die Session
7:30PM – 10PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Nate Hook: Sax
Josh Espinosa: Piano
Kris Monson: Bass
Charles Wilson: Drums
Come out and sit in!!!
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Tuesday, September 20

The Art of Making Pizza
6PM – 9PM
1005 N Charles St, Baltimore
Pizza, probably one of the most enjoyed foods in this country, is fun and easy to make from scratch at home. We’ll learn to make both a thin crust and deep dish pizza crust, craft sauces and prepare toppings for this ubiquitous food. We’ll then spend the rest of the class making our own pizzas and eating them! $49.
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SouthBMore’s Best Bash 2016
7PM – 10PM
Little Havana Restaurante y Cantina
1325 Key Hwy, Ste A, Baltimore
Come celebrate the best that South Baltimore has to offer at SouthBMore’s Best Bash! Presented by Little Havana, Sagamore Spirit, Sagamore Development, Merritt Athletic Clubs, and Intrinsic Events, the bash will take place on Tuesday, September 20th from 7pm to 10pm at Little Havana. This event is expected to sell out, so we encourage you to buy your ticket early. Attendees will receive giveaways from local businesses; a free drink ticket for Little Havana as well as samples from local brewers including Charm City Meadworks, Evolution Brewing, Key Brewing, Sagamore Spirit, and more; and food tastings from Banditos, Das Bier Haus, Dessert Fantasies, Galley, SoBo Cafe & SoBo Market, Urban Deli, Wayward Southern Bar + Kitchen, and more. ***There will also be a giveaway of a two-night weekend stay at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay courtesy of (a $500+ value)***Make sure to get your picture taken at a Pixilated Photo Booth! Tickets for the event cost $30 and can be purchased online in advance at

All That Ever Was at the Ottobar
7:30PM – 11PM
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
It’s been almost a year so we decided to dust off the road gear and get back on a stage to see if we’ve still got it. You know who you are, that person asking when we’re playing our next gig? I’m talking to you, this is it. So don’t miss what may be our only trip out of hibernation for 2016, come join us on a school night to hear some of our soon to be recorded tunes. We may have been keeping a low profile but we’re not quite ready to be just a studio band. -ATEW

Baltimore Showcase!
8PM – 9PM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
This showcase is the band rehearsal evening – we’ll be playing new and old material, and we’ll probably play some pretty unusual stuff too – always a lot of fun! We’ll play a mixture of chilled out music and high energy tunes. Bachelor Boys showcases are a relaxed, free and public gig where you can see the band performing live. You can ask any questions, talk to the musicians, and get a good feel for how amazing and different the band is compared to everything else out there. Showcases are an invaluable part of your event planning research and the best way to ensure that you get a great band! Showcases are also a fun evening out – you can talk to the band and see us playing a variety of styles.
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Wednesday, September 21

Golf on the Harbor
4:30PM – 7:30PM
Waterfront Kitchen
1417 Thames St, Baltimore
Your $100 pre-payment entitles you and your entire party access to the private bay for hitting biodegradable/fish food golf balls into the harbor for one half hour, a small bucket (35) balls and a $50 credit good towards more golf balls, beer, wine, cocktails and food. Enjoy free beverage tastings, cocktail specials and cigars all evening long.
Portion of proceeds will benefit First Tee Greater Baltimore, a program that seeks to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf; and Living Classrooms Foundation a program that strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as “living classrooms.”
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Valduero Vineyards & Canals Canals Cava Wine Dinner
6:30PM – 9PM
3734 Fleet Street, Baltimore
Gnocco is very excited to partner with two spectacular Spanish vineyards to bring you an exclusive taste of wines from the Ribera Del Duero and the Penedes regions. Chef Brian Lavin will be creating a seasonal Mediterranean-inspired six course dinner to pair with six tastes from these Spanish regions. Representatives from the wineries will be hosted at the dinner to share their unique philosophy of winemaking, their vineyard’s history, and descriptions of each of the wines. Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets soon!
$109/pp, tax and gratuity included Buy Tickets Here

Ashes Of Mankind, SpaceWaster, Cromulons, Salem at Sidebar
9PM – 12AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Ashes Of Mankind: Death/Thrash
SpaceWaster: Proggy Funky Punk Crossover
Cromulons: Alt/Rock
Salem: Heavy Metal

HAPPY HOUR at AVAM and Black & White Party Reveal Party
6:30PM – 8:30PM
American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Hwy, Baltimore
Join us for an exciting evening at Baltimore’s American Visionary Art Museum. Explore the museum and tour the exhibit “Shock and Awe” with its artist, Matt Sesow. Enjoy happy hour and food at Encantada, AVAM’s restaurant, brought to you by the owner of Birroteca and Nickel Taphouse. Then, to cap off the evening, we will be revealing the theme of the 2017 Black and White Party. FREE FOR MEMBERS, $20 for non-members and guests. Members and guests receive a free entry to the museum, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and happy hour specials at a cash bar.
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ELM September Residency with lespecial and Trace Friends Mucho
8PM – 1:30AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Week 3 of ELM’s September Residency with lespecial and Trace Friends Mucho
We’ll be having a special late-night happy hour during lespecial’s set.
ELM – Electric Love Machine is best described as an outer space adventure through sound, infused with doses of electronic funk, traditional Americana and improvisational jazz, and whose foundation is built on a sense of community. ELM is part of a dedicated and diverse network of Live performance artists, acrobats, painters, graphic artists, musicians, fashion designers, and music lovers from in and around the Baltimore area who support each other and often perform together to make each show a profoundly unique experience.
lespecial – Born in the woods of Connecticut and raised in the wilds of Boston, lespecial has established themselves as innovators and tastemakers on their own unique trajectory. The aggressive death-funk dance trio explodes with energetic live sets, tapping into a primitive past distorted through the lense of contemporary technology.
Trace Friends Mucho – An ever evolving Trash-Grass band made up of some of the best musicians on planet earth. Birthed on the stage of The 8×10 the band has slowly taken over the minds and bodies of humans from coast to coast.

The Cocks (Richard 23, Luc Van Acker, Chris Connelly, Paul Barker)
8PM – ?
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Richard 23  (FRONT 242/ REVOLTING COCKS)
performing the “Big Sexy Land” LP and more! with
Tix on sale at Charmington’s Cafe and at Ottobar!

Wednesday Walks in the Gardens
6PM – 6:45PM
Cylburn Arboretum Association
4915 Greenspring Ave, Baltimore
Join us for a guided walk around the Cylburn Arboretum. Come learn more about the history and current upkeep of the gardens. There will be an opportunity to meet the head gardener, learn more about volunteering, and reconnect with nature.
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Honeytomb / Unwelcome Guests / Solitary Set
8PM – 11PM
Joe Squared
33 W North Ave, Baltimore
Rock n roll n pizza. $5 cover. Nuff said. Doors at 7:30. Music at 8:00
HONEYTOMB (Balternative / grunge postpunk)
UNWELCOME GUESTS (Buffalo alt-folk punk)
SOLITARY SET (Baltimore indie rock)


Level 309: Ensemble Class Performance w/ Aftermath
8PM – 9PM
Single Carrot Theatre
2600 N Howard St, Baltimore
Our BIG University Level 306: Ensemble for Performance class has been working together for several weeks to create stage magic! Come on out tonight to support this group as they take the stage for the first time as an ensemble! The Level 306 class is: Meredith Polm, Cameron Tucker, Kyle Hobstetter, Claire Onley, David Pittenger, Chris Engler, Nathan Tyson, Rob Wongus, Nadja Martens, and Su Lamb.
This class is taught by Heather Moyer.
Opening for the class is Baltimore Improv Group troupe, Aftermath!
Parking is on the street or in the lot next to Single Carrot. This event is FREE but donations are gladly accepted.

Songwriter’s Showcase at Bertha’s
8PM – 11PM
Bertha’s Mussels
734 S Broadway, Baltimore
This is the premier songwriter’s showcase in Baltimore, hosted by the Baltimore Songwriter’s Association. Join us as we share our original music with you in the warm, cozy atmosphere of Bertha’s Mussels in Fells Point. I’ll be joined by Tony Denikos, and Joe Scala. I’ll also have the pleasure of string bass player Gary Peresta’s musical accompaniment.

BalletAfterDark Barre Fundamentals Class
5:30PM – 6:30PM
The Escape Artists
827 North Charles St., Baltimore
Join me today for B.A.D. Barre Fundamentals! No dance experience required! This class is a slower paced workout that gently introduces ladies to the official B.A.D. warm up, abdominal and upper body exercises. Ladies also learn ballet vocabulary and primary Vagonova technique! Constantly motivated by the B.A.D. Playlists! As usual, class ends with our infused ballet twerk! Class is $15.00! Arrive 15 minutes early for parking! There’s a parking lot directly across the street from the studio. Available street parking is free after 6 pm! Bring a yoga mat! Be sure to bring your waiver or email it to Accepted forms of payment are cash, check and money order payable to Tyde Courtney Edwards or PayPal via See you at the B.A.D. Barre!

Thollem McDonas: Meeting At The Parting Place
8PM – ?
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Thollem has been excavating depths of sound and energy for 49 years, skirting and erasing the edges of boundaries musically, culturally, geographically. The seeds of his work come from near and far: studies as a concert pianist, collaboration with hundreds of artists across disciplines/genres and continuous travel throughout North America and Europe. His work is ever-evolving, responding to the times and his experiences, absorbing the energies of the world and forging them into unique sonic constructions.
Tickets: $15 in advance/$18 at door /$10 full-time students with ID
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Craft Night
6PM – 9PM
2601 N Howard St, Baltimore
Every Wednesday night bring your projects and supplies to Charmington’s and create with other makers! Enjoy a 15% discount off your entire order after 6pm, too.

Baltimore at Johnny Sanchez
6PM – 9PM
Johnny Sánchez Baltimore
1525 Russell St, Baltimore
Unwind and socialize with hundreds of local professionals and entrepreneurs right after work on Wednesday, September 21st at Johnny Sanchez (1525 Russell Street). You’ll make great connections in a fun and relaxed atmosphere while expanding your network of contacts to help fuel your own career or business goals. Network locally with America’s premier face-to-face networking organization which holds nearly 70 events across the country each month. Grab your business cards then get out and network with Network After Work.

Anime Night at The Charles Presents: The Cat Returns
9PM – ?
The Charles Theater
1711 N Charles St, Baltimore
The spin-off of Whisper of the Heart. 2 Showings!
Wed. 9/21 9:00 PM Subtitled $9.50
Sat. 9/24 11:00 AM Dubbed $7.50
2002, Hiroyuki Morita, DCP, 75 min.

Thursday, September 22

BSO Pulse: Houndmouth
5:30PM – 8:30Pm
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
1212 Cathedral St, Baltimore
Pre-concert Party starts at 5:30 pm
Happy Hour specials from 5:30 pm – 7 pm
Concert starts at 8:30 pm
Pre-concert lobby performances by Jordannah Elizabeth
Arvo Pärt: Fratres
John Adams: Scratchband
BSO Pulse brings together the worlds of classical music and indie rock onto one stage. The concert begins with a BSO performance, followed with a set by Houndmouth, and culminates with both groups performing on stage together. Between sets, BSO Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh and WTMD morning host Alex Cortright talk about the meaning behind the music, bringing the artists into the conversation to reveal insights and to draw parallels across genres. The night kicks off with a pre-concert party in the lobby of the Meyerhoff featuring live music, happy hour drink specials, and food from our favorite Baltimore restaurants and breweries.
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CITS-Wet City Fun(draiser)
4PM – 7PM
Wet City
223 W Chase St, Baltimore
Join us for a lil’ fun(draiser) at Baltimore’s freshest new bar, Wet City! Come out to meet Code in the Schools staff and learn more about the organization, all while enjoying a delicious cocktail from the soon to be announced specialty menu. A percentage of special menu sales will be donated to Code in the Schools. A little about CITS: Our mission is to expand access to computer science education and 21st century skills training to underserved and under-represented youth in Baltimore City. We do this through a multi-pronged approach; in-school partnerships through our partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools, out-of-school time programming through our community partnerships, workforce development through MOED YouthWorks, and professional development for educators throughout the region.

5PM – 8PM
800 Key Hwy, Baltimore
Join Us for POURS for PAWS. A special HAPPY HOUR to Benefit for Rescue Well

Ladies Night Out
6PM – 9PM
The Shops at Kenilworth
800 Kenilworth Dr, Towson
Join Baltimore Style magazine for a night of fashion and fun!
Check in at the LNO table to recieve your Ladies Night Out shopping bag – this is your ticket to food, drinks and great deals at participating The Shops at Kenilworth stores.
**Raffles, prizes and makeovers to benefit BARCS Animal Shelter **

Crab Feast!
6PM – 10PM
Waverly Brewing Company
1625 Union Ave, Baltimore
There’s no better way to end the Summer than with Maryland blue crabs and our brewery-fresh beers! $42 will get you crabs, potato salad, cole slaw, and corn supplied by our friends at Pappas restaurants + the first round of one of our house brews on us.
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Sharp Dressed Man Gala
6PM – 9PM
Chase Court
1112 Saint Paul St, Baltimore
Straighten your tie and “suit up” for Sharp Dressed Man’s first gala. In what’s sure to be one of the hottest fundraising events this fall, Baltimore’s recycled suit non-profit is hosting a fashionable, intimate evening at Chase Court for area patrons to look sharp and support building Sharp Dressed Man. The highlight of the evening features a runway show starring graduates from Sharp Dressed Man – recycled suit recipients who have improved their lives with the assistance of the program. With jazz by Jeron White and funky tunes for the runway by DJ Chris Temple of C&J Entertainment, delicious food by Eleven Courses, photo booth by Pixilated, and other surprises during the evening, the Sharp Dressed Man Inaugural Gala promises to be a night unlike any other. Thanks to Plan It Perfect for organizing this great night. Suggested Attire is Suited for Success. Hope to see you there!
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Canton Trash Wheel Shower
6:30PM – 9PM
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna St, Baltimore
Help us bring a new Trash Wheel into the world! We are just $12,000 away from building and installing the Canton Trash Wheel and we need your help to push us past our fundraising goal. Join us for an evening of food, drinks and fun at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel. All proceeds go towards the Canton Trash Wheel and, if we’re successful, Trash Wheel #2 will be installed by the end of the year.
Tickets $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Tickets include:
– Vote for the sex of the Canton Trash Wheel (online ticket sales only)
– Open bar (beer and wine)
– Appetizer buffet
– Meet the inventor of Mr. Trash Wheel
– Raffle
– Be the first to know the gender of the Canton Trash Wheel!
Special thanks to the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel for donating the space and catering, ensuring that 100% of proceeds will go directly to the Canton Trash Wheel.
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A Fat Wreck: The PunkUMentary – Special Screening at Ottobar
8PM – 9:30PM
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
A Fat Wreck: The Punk-u-mentary at Ottobar!  25 years of punk ethics, chosen family, and surviving the music business. The Fat Wreck Chords story.
Film Synopsis:
Fat Wreck Chords… The influential music label proud to say they’ve spent the past 25 years “ruining punk rock”. A Fat Wreck tells the story of founders Fat Mike (of the legendary punk band NOFX) and his ex-wife Erin Kelly-Burkett, spanning the birth, growth, struggles, and survival of the Fat Wreck Chords label. Half inspirational story of chosen family and community, half debauchery and occasionally involuntary drug use… A Fat Wreck blazes exciting new ground in the cinematic genre of puppet-driven punk rock music documentary filmmaking. If you only see one film featuring a dominatrix spanking a puppet in your lifetime… Make it A Fat Wreck!
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Dale Watson Chicken Sh*+ Bingo Tour Presented at Mobtown Ballroom
8:30PM – 11PM
Mobtown Ballroom
861 Washington Blvd, Baltimore
An evening of perfect pairings: Creative Alliance + Mobtown Ballroom, Dale Watson + A chicken. Austin’s own honky tonk hero embodies the outlaw country spirit with knock-out live shows and a country-contrarian style that aligns him more with yesterday’s Opry than today’s CMT. Tonight, he and his phenomenal band take their Chicken Sh*t Bingo show to B’more for the first time! What is Chicken Sh*t Bingo? Honed to a fine craft by Dale during his Sunday afternoon shows at Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon in Austin, this “keep it weird” version of bingo involves chickens, chicken feed, and what happens after chickens eat. You get a ticket with a number on it that corresponds to a number on the table. The chicken is unleashed and the crowd waits for it to do what a chicken does….
The dance floor is OPEN. 8:30pm | $18, $15 members | +$3 at the door
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A Bmore Love Thing w/ Greenspan, Ashley Sierra, Cellis and X (Ten)
9PM – ?
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
Lineup Room x Savage Party Present: A BMORE LOVE THING
Ashley Sierra
The Real Cellis
X (Ten)

Carpetbagger, R-Dent, Treeforts and Some Mess
9PM – 12AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
R-Dent returns to The Sidebar with good friends Carpetbagger and new friends Forges and Treeforts!
Some Mess

Sacred and Stolen with Gary Vikan
6:30PM – 8PM
The Walters Art Museum
600 N Charles St, Baltimore
Dr. Gary Vikan, who retired in 2013 after nearly two decades as the director of the Walters Art Museum, will return to celebrate the launch of his new memoir, “Sacred and Stolen: Confessions of a Museum Director”, published by SelectBooks. In a story that spans Nazi plunder, neuroaesthetics, Elvis, and forged art, Vikan will describe the challenges of running an art museum. The program includes a reading by Vikan and a talk moderated by WYPR’s Tom Hall. A reception and book signing follow. Copies will be available for purchase in the Museum Store.
Register Here

6:30PM – 12AM
SoBo Market
13 E Randall St, Baltimore
Bring your favorite record, we’ll play a side and you get happy hour prices all night. (limit to parties of 4-no rounds “for the house” at happy hour prices) Protean Books & Records and Mikie Love’s Discount Vinyl Shanty & Turntable Emporium will be on hand slinging vinyl if you need to add to your collection.


Conversations with Kevin Lei
8PM – 8:30PM
Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor by Red Lion
207 E Redwood St, Baltimore
Media Strategist and Event Producer Kevin Lei has been afforded the opportunity to work with a plethora of clients from diverse backgrounds. Kevin uses his journalistic finesse to bring a fresh approach to the media industry. Having appeared on Fox 45, WEAA 88.9, Heaven 600, and WPB Radio, Kevin has contributed to various national print, web and television segments commenting in the areas of Politics, Lifestyle, Entertainment, and Spiritual News.

Club “Out-Of-Town” At The Crown
8PM – 10:45PM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Hey there woah there how do you do, it’s another Club “Out-Of-Town!” Join your host Lexie Mountain in the Blue Room (for the color, not the mood) for our monthly comedy open mic. Sign up is available for anyone who identifies as queer, female, or gender non-conforming; seats in the audience are open to all who want to support! Come through for another evening of quick wit and posi vibes.

FULL GROWN Thursday at The Crown
11PM – 2AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore

Food Innovation – Baltimore & Beyond
6PM – 8PM
Impact Hub Baltimore
10 E North Ave, Baltimore
Find out about innovations happening around food in Baltimore and in the Netherlands that will make our world more sustainable, improve access to nutritious food, and provide individuals & startups the means to make a living through healthy food. This event will leave you feeling inspired about our future! Refreshments provided. Cost: $10
Please register for this event via our event page.
6:00pm – Mingle and sample locally produced hors d’oeuvres and Dutch beer. Food catered by City Seeds, a local social enterprise.
6:30pm – Presentations (Baltimore Food Hub; Innovations from the Netherlands)
7:15-8:00pm – Networking
• Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee (BRSCC)
• Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce for the Washington Metro region (NACCWM)
• Impact Hub Baltimore
Event is part of Baltimore Innovation Week 2016 presented by 14 West

SeepeopleS at 8×10
8PM – 11PM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
SeepeopleS, the original anti-Genre Indie rockers from Portland, ME are back on US tour this fall in support of their new EP “LOVE” out September 6th! The new EP promises to be their most accessible and mature collection of songs to date and their entire 5 Album discography is a narrative of timeless songs that challenge the mainstream, speak universal truths and embrace deep originality. Explore their music on Spotify, iTunes, Soundcloud,

Friday, September 23

Baltimore Book Festival
Sep 23 at 11 AM to Sep 25 at 7 PM
The Baltimore Inner Harbor (Downtown)
Baltimore’s literary feast with gourmet eats is back! The 21st annual Baltimore Book Festival features hundreds of local and national renowned authors, such as Carl Hiaasen, Terry McMillan, D. Watkins, Becky Albertalli and more, speaking on 12 stages. For 2016, festival goers can enjoy the new Paws & Pages Stage and interact with furry new friends, or check out everything else the festival has to offer like cooking demos, poetry, workshops, panel discussions, children’s activities, live music, local food and more!

Zoobilee presented by Stifel
7PM – 11PM
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
1876 Mansion House Dr, Baltimore
Calling all party animals! You’re invited to one wild 140th birthday party. We’re celebrating the Zoo’s 140th anniversary with extraordinary cuisine, music, dancing, auctions, and more in a uniquely Zoo environment…under the stars at Penguin Coast. Sure, the African penguins at Penguin Coast wear tuxedos, but you don’t have to because Zoobilee is a fun and festive cocktail soirée. Tickets to this exclusive anniversary event are limited, so waddle over to the ticket page and get yours before they’re gone.
Basic Tickets Include: Valet parking, Open beer and wine, Culinary options from the region’s best caterers, Live music, Silent and live auctions
VIP Tickets Include: Valet parking, Open beer and wine, Open cocktail bar, Culinary options from the region’s best caterers, Live music, Silent and live auctions, VIP only section, Private VIP restrooms, Exclusive animal ambassador photo opportunities.
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Fridays with Friends Happy Hour!
5PM – 8PM
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
1525 Russell St, Baltimore
Do you know what’s better than one margarita? TWO margaritas for the price of one margarita! Find your happy place at Baltimore’s favorite Friday getaway. On Friday, September 23rd, Johnny Sánchez Baltimore is serving up 2-For-1 Tacos, House Margaritas, Draft Beer, House Wine, and Well Cocktails. The weekend starts at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore!

Blacksage Record Release w/ :3lON, Soul Cannon, Sweepstakes, Beya Likhari & DJ James Nasty
9PM – 2AM
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Blacksage (LP Release)
Soul Cannon
Beya Likhari
Before, in Between & After sets by James Nasty Visuals by Jose Andres Rosero

Deceased, Savage Master & Sloth Herder
9PM – 12AM
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
ONLY THIS SHOW IS REAL! Don’t miss Deceased, Savage Master & Sloth Herder; $12. The Depot Baltimore

LIFE is F*cking Magical
9PM – 3AM
2112 N Charles St, Baltimore
An evening of music, visual art and body painting in celebration of the f*cking magic that is **BEING**
Jordan Eberlein
Andy Bertell
Margaret Thompson
Abby Fitzgibbon
*Also featuring the music of…YOU! Bring your instrument and/or voice and join in on our outdoor jam session* 😀

Camp Adventure
8pm – 10PM
Zissimos Bar
1023 W 36th St, Baltimore
Acts: Silversmith, The Female Accent, Baby Fishmouth, Topiary, OLGA, Michael Furr
Host: Michael Furr
We’re thrilled to present Camp Adventure, a night for the wild ones! We’ll showcase some of the most exciting acts we can get in this monthly show. We’re kicking off the show with standup from host Michael Furr, then we’ll dive into some improv with resident duo OLGA, Bmore indie troupe Topiary, and house Project Baby Fishmouth. After the break, we’ll follow the trail of DC legends The Female Accent. Finally, we’ll go over the falls with house team Silversmith!
Tickets: $5 cash at the door, or online up until 7:30 PM the day of the show.
Presented upstairs at Zissimos Bar by Charm City Comedy Project.

Better Weather
9PM – 12AM
1919 Fleet St, Baltimore
Better Weather rolls back into their favorite Baltimore dive bar on September 23rd so come on down there and get your shimmy on!

Gilchrist and Kennedy Duet
8PM – 10PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Eric Kennedy and Lafayette Gilchrist are two musicians, educators and artists who have traveled worldwide spreading the sound of music. Collectively they have shared the bandstand with Curtis Fuller, Cassandra Wilson, Bobby Watson and David Murray among others. They are also members of the collective unit called Inside Out with bassist Michael Formanek. On this special evening they will perform two sets of improvisation, original compositions and a few known gems.
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Saturday, September 24

Build-a-Boo Puppet Workshop
10AM – 4PM
American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Hwy, Baltimore
Just in time for Halloween — create your own furry monster friend with the puppet master: Tiffany Lange of Charm City Puppets. You’ll design and sew your own hand and rod monster puppet from scratch using one of Tiffany’s patented patterns. Then give it a hair-raising or hilarious personality with eyes, ears, fangs and more. This workshop is open to anyone ages 16 and up. There will be a short lunch break, so please PACK A LUNCH. See more of Tiffany’s work at!
$125 / $100 members Call AVAM to register TODAY! 410-244-1900!

End-of-Summer Flea Market
12PM – 5PM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
Station North Flea Market is back! Come pick up some deals and a drink at the wonderfully air-conditioned Windup Space. Signup here:
Preference will be given to sellers borrowing a table from the venue. Any questions?

Dino Day!
12PM – 4PM
Maryland Science Center
601 Light St, Baltimore
It’s time for the first ever Dino Day on September 24! Spend the day at the Maryland Science Center to learn more about dinosaurs that roamed the Earth millions of years ago. Step into the shoes of a paleontologist to dig for real fossils, use clues to solve a dinosaur mystery, and make your own fossil to take home. Plus meet our resident dinosaur mascot and more! All activities are free with paid admission and completely free for members.

Going Wild Weekend!
10AM – 5PM
Port Discovery Children’s Museum
35 Market Pl, Baltimore
We’re going wild all weekend with Wildlife Adventures! Join us for activities and programs including:
Wildlife Adventures Petting Zoo
Get Wild Animal Masks
Get Wild Circle Time
Living WILD
UnWrap, UnRoll, and UnWind
For a complete schedule of events, click here: **All activities are included with museum admission**

Baltimore magazine’s Shop Crawl
11AM – 3PM
Harbor East, Baltimore
Enjoy exclusive sales, promotions, drinks, and eats in Baltimore’s hottest neighborhood! The fun will start at Roy’s Baltimore where guests can enjoy a complimentary mimosa. Then, stroll through Harbor East to enjoy exclusive sales & discounts at participating retailers. After shopping, stop in at Apropoe’s at Baltimore Marriott Waterfront from 2-3 p.m. for light fare and drink specials. Be sure to RSVP to participate:

BWC Presents: The Geek Chic Dance Party
6:30PM – 10:30PM
De Kleine Duivel
3602 Hickory Ave, Baltimore
Time again to dress up and get down on the last Saturday of the month! Get with the cutting edge of fasion, Geek Chic (that’s chic, not chick, people)! Bow ties, argyle, power pattern clashing, and slap bracelets! Pig tails and skinny pants that are almost long enough! We got drinks! We got jams! We got a dance floor and we know how to use it! Come hang out with us at the best boozed up dance party in Baltimore! The incomparable Landis Expandis on the turn tables!

Season X Launch Party: Love Letter to Baltimore
7:30PM – 11PM
Single Carrot Theatre
2600 N Howard St, Baltimore
Come raise a glass to ten years of groundbreaking theatre in Charm City! The Carrots are starting this tenth anniversary season with a night of food, drinks, and karaoke: and you’re invited! Enjoy food from Parts & Labor and drinks from Tenth Harvest and the Baltimore Whiskey Company. Dance the night away with DJ Hella Freckles, or take the stage for karaoke with KJ JK of the Crown. Enjoy displays from local artists, including Greg Otto and selections from Federal Hill’s Cristal Moll Gallery, and share your favorite memories of Baltimore and SCT in our video testimonial booth!
$25 General Admission – Join the party and enjoy a free drink ticket!
$45 Premium Admission – Enjoy free drinks until 9:30, line-skipping privileges at karaoke, and other perks!
Buy Tickets Here


Pics in the Park ftr. Star Wars: Episode Vll – The Force
8PM – 11PM
Center Plaza
120 W. Fayette Street, Baltimore
We have enough lawn space to seat hundreds, so tell your friends. Bring your own picnic basket, blanket or lawn chairs please. Showtime is at as soon as the sun goes down. This month we are showing Star Wars: Episode Vll – The Force.

Reverb Presents INDIE ROCK
8PM – 1AM
2112 N Charles St, Baltimore
REVERB presents a night of Indie Rock featuring:
• Bootleggers and Baptists
• The Codger Burleys
• E.Joseph and The Sparrows (Phila.) – Baltimore Debut
— 10 free copies of their EP “GloryGram Vol 1. First Come, First Serve.
— Free E.Joseph and The Sparrows buttons while supply lasts
Buy Tickets Here


Dirty Talk with Mike Rowe
8PM – 9:30PM
Lyric Theater
140 W Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore
Mike will be appearing live at the Lyric Theater in Baltimore, Saturday, September 24th at 8:00 PM EST! General public tickets available now at Ticketmaster

Pizzappella 2: Boh Re Mi A Cappella’s fall concert
8PM – 10PM
HOMESlyce Pizza Bar Downtown/Mt. Vernon
336 N Charles St, Baltimore
Delicious pizza? Check.
Delicious a cappella harmonies? Check.
Delicious beginning to your Saturday night? Check.
Join us at HomeSlyce Pizza Bar on Saturday, September 24th to see Boh Re Mi perform a hot mix of current hits, including songs originally performed by Justin Timberlake, MAX, Adele, Pentatonix, Sam Sparro, Lianne La Havas, Shai/Jason DeRulo, and more! The pizza is delicious (with gluten-free and vegan options!), the beer is cold and crafty, and the music is toe-tapping.

Deathcrown, Existentium, Ralph at Sidebar
9PM – 12AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Deathcrown: Old School Death Metal (feat. Ex/current of Iron Reagan, Darkest Hour, Arsis, and Disinterment)
Existentium: Baltimore Death Metal
Ralph: Baltimore Thrash

Baltimore. Joe Squared. Hucklebuck. Old Man Kelly
9PM – ?
Joe Squared
33 W North Ave, Baltimore
Back in Baltimore. Eatin pizza. Special guest, Old Man Kelly. Not sure if he likes pizza.

The Smoking Lounge
8PM – 10PM
Zissimos Bar
1023 W 36th St, Baltimore
Acts: Chit Chat, Hot Garbage, Siberia, Mike Moran, Sarah Flocken, Ian Salyers
Host: Ian Salyers
Welcome to The Smoking Lounge, a chill space where the heat is cranked up to HIGHlarious and the talent is sizzling. Tonight, we’re lighting a fire under our host Ian Salyers, as he performs standup along with DC’s Sarah Flocken and Baltimore staple Mike Moran. Afterwards, the long form improv is smoldering with house Project Siberia. To follow the break, improv from DC’s Hot Garbage will stoke your coals, then improv/sketch duo Chit Chat doles out the burns.
Tickets: $5 cash only at the door, or online up until 7:30 the night of the show.
This show is presented by Charm City Comedy Project upstairs atZissimos Bar in Hampden.
Buy Tickets Here

Bad Taco Records Showcase and Compilation Release
8PM – ?
Baltimore Free Farm
3510 Ash St, Baltimore
Bad Taco Records is proudly releasing our second compilation of brand new music. Eight dollar suggested donation. To aid us in the Baltimore release of this album, we bring you live music from 5 of the bands on the compilation:
Dogs & Day Drinkers: Chestertown Heavy Metal
Blinding Eye Dog: Baltimore Luchacore
The Alements: Annapolis Punk Rock
Capital Offender: Baltimore Punk Rock
The Krooked Few: Pottsville, PA Deth Punk
The Blandinas: York, PA Post Punk

Better Off Dead Live with special guests Beggars Tomb
8PM – 1:30AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Come boogie on down to the 8×10 in Baltimore, Md to groove on out to some sweet Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band tunes!! We love this place and it always will be a special evening!!!

Atlantic Reed Consort at Creative Alliance
8PM – 10PM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
Join us at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore for a dynamic performance of mostly contemporary works for mostly reed quintet — featuring guest percussionists, Marc Dinitz and Dennis Hoffman.
Program features:
WORKERS UNION – Louis Andriessen (w/multimedia)
ESCAPE – Marc Mellits (**Baltimore premiere)
WOOD BURN – Ned McGowan
PRELUDE, FUGUE AND RIFFS – Leonard Bernstein
GOLDBERG VARIATIONS (selections) – J.S. Bach
Buy Tickets Here

An Evening of Original Poetry, Stories and Comedy
7PM – ?
Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor by Red Lion
207 E Redwood St, Baltimore
Seema Reza is the author of “When the World Breaks Open,” a memoir of essays and poetry published by Red Hen Press. An alumnus of Goddard College and VONA, her work has appeared on-line and in print in Bellevue Literary Review, The Beltway Quarterly, HerKind, Duende, The Offing and Entropy among others.
Amelia Bane is a standup comedian, improviser, and writer living in Brooklyn, New York. She has trained at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre and the Second City. Amelia currently improvises with the team Hot Boss. She has performed at the UCB Theater, The People’s Improv Theater, and Broadway Comedy Club.

Sunday, September 25

Savor Maryland Food Wine and Tribute Band Festival
11AM – 7PM
Howard County Fair Grounds
2210 Fairgrounds Rd, West Friendship
Concerts for Causes Inc. Presents “Savor Maryland”Food, Wine and Tribute Band Music Festival. Complimentary Food and Wine tastings! Vendors, Exhibitors and Artisans, Huge Classic Car show, And Some of the Best Tribute Bands in the World!
In Gratitude ( Earth Wind and Fire)
Clones of Funk (Parliament Funkadelic)
We Are One (Maze featuring Frankie Beverly)
Technicolor Motorhome (Steeley Dan)
Mousey Thompson (James Brown Experience)
Zed Drepellin (Led Zeppelin)
Support this worthy cause by joining thousands of festival goers from DC, Baltimore, Prince Georges, Montgomery, Howard counties and all over the DMV, for this ground breaking event. Benefiting for Concert for Causes Inc. A nonprofit organization raising funds to give musical instruments to students in underserved communities.
Buy Tickets Here

Fall for Art
4PM – 8PM
Address will be provided with ticket purchase
Cockysville, Maryland
A new event in the Artful Dining series sponsored by the Women’s Committee of the Walters Art Museum. Support established and emerging artists, and enjoy picnic fare with local craft beer and wine in a beautiful, rustic, country setting. Food will be provided by 8 Ball Meatball and libations are courtesy of UNION Craft Brewing.
The event’s Cockeysville address will be provided with ticket confirmation. For questions, contact Anne Berman, The Walters Art Museum, 410-547-9000, ext.212. Proceeds benefit the Walters Art Museum and its educational programs and exhibitions. Please wear farm-friendly footwear.

Indigo Dye Party with FORCE
12PM – 2PM
120 W North Ave, Baltimore
In partnership with FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, we will be facilitating an Indigo Dye Party at their studios located in the Motor House. A portion of the ticket sales from this event will go directly to FORCE as a donation.
To keep ticket costs low we ask that you provide your own fabric to dye with. Bring clothing, pillow cases, scarves, silk, cotton, linens etc. We will provide two indigo vats and shibori tools as well as knowledge and techniques on how to beautify your fabric. Buy your tickets as soon as you can so Wax and Wane can get a headcount! They sell fast!
Buy Tickets Here

Design for Mobile Living
3PM – 4:30PM
The Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore
Think of it as art to go — and on the go. That’s the theme for the exhibition “Designs for Mobile Living: Art from Eastern Africa” at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Hear award-winning designer Lining Yao—Wired’s 2015 Innovation Fellow and MIT Media Lab PhD candidate—in conversation with former BMA Curatorial Fellow and Harvard PhD candidate Kevin Tervala, the creative force behind Design for Mobile Living. The two will discuss the creative challenges of designing lightweight, portable art for communities on the move. This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Arts of Africa, the Pacific and the Americas.

Orioles Evening for Alzheimer’s
6PM – 9PM
Abbey Burger Bistro
1041 Marshall St, Baltimore
Abbey Burger Federal Hill Announces: Evening for Alzheimer’s! With Special Guest Orioles Outfielder Adam Jones and Friends. Abbey Burger will provide an Open Bar with Draft Beers, House Wine and Mixed Drinks. Passed Appetizers, Buffet and Bar Snacks to include Chicken Wings, Cheese & Charcuterie Platter, Iceberg Wedge Salad and Kale & Romaine Caesar Candied Bacon, Crab Tots, Chips, Dips & Crudité. Featuring Chefs Selection of Assorted Meat Sliders, Cheeseburger Eggrolls, Korean Duck Lettuce Wrap, House Mozzarella Sticks and Alligator Bites.
*Proceeds will be donated to Alzheimer’s Association*
Buy Tickets Here

Dog Walkers Murderboats Night Idea The Bronzed Chorus Nerftoss
8PM – 11PM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Dog Walkers (members of Sun Club and Sherman Whips)
Night Idea (Richmond, VA)
Bronzed Chorus (Greensboro, NC)
Sunday 9/25 @ The Crown, Baltimore MD. Music starts at 9pm sharp. $5 door.


– Lindsey

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