Things to do in Baltimore this week 5/21/18

Hi friends! I’m keeping it rather low-key this week, lots going on at work. On Tuesday I’m going to a Summer Pastas class at Schola. There are still a few spots left in the class! Then we have the long weekend coming up. I’m going to the beach but there is plenty going on in Baltimore to keep you busy too. I’m a little sad I have to miss some of the events but I need my chill time at the beach.

In other news, I was named in the Best 20 Baltimore Bloggers list by Feedspot. I’m #7, pretty cool.

Monday, May 21

SoXtraFIT Transform Body
May 7-Oct 29, 6PM – 7PM
Center Plaza
120 W Fayette St, Baltimore
Join So Xtrafit and Downtown Partnership of Baltimore for a FREE SoXtraFIT TRANSFORM BODY class at Central Plaza every Monday, May- October. TRANSFORM BODYCamp is a bootcamp style total body fitness program. This program focuses on endurance, strength and flexibility training. Program design is for all fitness level. Bring a mat, water, and a Big Smile.
Register Free Here

BBP: May Pre-Ride
7PM – 9PM
St. Mary’s Park
600 N Paca St, Baltimore
This is the pre-ride for Bike Party: May Ride! at a faster pace, but doable for all skill levels, this~ 8 mile jaunt traces the plotted Bike Party path to see if it’s juuuust right for the main event.

Brunello di Montalcino Wine Dinner: Il Poggione
7PM – 10PM
Cinghiale: Salumeria – Enoteca – Osteria
822 Lancaster St, Baltimore
Join our guest and host for the evening, Alessandro Bindocci, as he shares several wines from Il Poggione paired with Chef Lewandowski’s special menu inspired by the wines and traditions of the Tuscan table.
Cinghiale Salame, Grilled Godfrey’s Farm Asparagus, Frisée, Mint, Pecorino, Beech Mushrooms, Grilled Pugliese Bread ~ Rosato, Il Poggione 2017
Pici: Hand Rolled Pasta, Guinea Fowl Ragù, Sage, English Peas ~ Rosso di Montalcino, Il Poggione 2016
Creekstone Farms Strip Loin on the Spit, Ceci in Olive Oil & Garlic, Beef Fat Roasted Potatoes ~ Brunello di Montalcino, Il Poggione 2013 ~ Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Il Poggione 2012
Almond Biscotti, Honey Semifreddo, Virginia Strawberries ~ Vin Santo Sant’Antimo Riserva, Il Poggione 2006
CALL 410.547.8282 TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET, $129pp

Monday Django Jazz Night
7PM – 11PM
De Kleine Duivel
3602 Hickory Ave, Baltimore
This is an acoustic jam session hosted by members of Hot Club of Baltimore, a Django Reinhardt inspired group which includes guitar, sax, clarinet, trombone, trumpet, stringed instruments, accordionists, violinists, bassists, and vocalists. Dancers are welcome! We will have a microphone there for vocalists. Styles include early-era swing, Django Reinhardt repertoire, trad, be-bop, musette waltzes, New Orleans, gypsy waltzes, Balkan – Sinti – Manouche – European gypsy folk music, American Jazz standards, Blues songs, French songs. Monday Django Jazz Night was voted best Monday night in Baltimore by City Paper.

Teavolve’s Open Mic w Matt “Broke” Boland
7PM – 10PM
Teavolve Cafe & Lounge
1401 Aliceanna St, Baltimore
Teavolve Open Mic signup from 6-7, performances from 7-10pm – “family friendly”, 2 pieces / 10 minutes whichever’s shorter, no amps, drumkits or pre-recorded material. Tonight is hosted by rob Hinkal of ilyAIMY. Every week we’re joined by a special featured artist in the middle of the night – and though the admission’s free, we hope you’ll bring something for their tip jar! Tonight we’re joined by local artist Matt “Broke” Boland: Founder of Matty B. and the Dirty Pickles and Potwhole, Matt “Broke” Boland is a singer songwriter from Erie Pennsylvania signed with Lakehouse Records and Publishing, with a catchy brand of songs and a contagious energy in his stage show. Matt Boland is a traveling one man band letting his songs do the talking and his feet do the rockin’. If the nostalgic sounds of 50’s rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, country, and folk are what you’re looking for, then go for Broke!

1971
7PM – 9PM
Charles Revival Series
1711 N Charles St, Baltimore
Johanna Hamilton’s ‘1971’ will screen for the first time in Baltimore for one show only. Keith Forsyth (subject of the film and member of both the Camden 28 & Citizen’s Commission to Investigate the FBI) will be present for a Q & A after the screening.
On March 8, 1971 eight ordinary citizens broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, a town just outside Philadelphia, took hundreds of secret files, and shared them with the public. In doing so, they uncovered the FBI’s vast and illegal regime of spying and intimidation of Americans exercising their First Amendment rights known as COINTELPRO.
ADMISSION $11 (SR $9.50)

Impropourri: Bring Your Own Troupe Show!
7:30PM – 9PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
FREE SHOW. Almost every Monday night, we throw our doors open for any troupe that wants to come and play. Bring a troupe, put your troupe’s name in the blue bucket, and you’re part of the show. Or, come by your self, and we’ll try to team you up with other players. See you here!
RSVP Free Here

Beat the Brewers Trivia
7:30PM – 9:30PM
Brewer’s Cask
1236 Light St, Baltimore
Casual Monday Night Trivia with a Different Featured Brewery every week! $2 – Tacos till the kitchen closes & your chance to take home some prizes!

BMore Knowledgeable – Trivia For A Cause
7:30PM – 10PM
Sammy’s Enoteca
623 S Broadway, Baltimore
Trivia is FREE to play, and Sammy has generously agreed to donate a percentage of the sales to the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. Following our first game, we will support a different charity, group, or organization every Monday. In addition we will have a raffle on the night, and accept in person donations, so come play some fun and challenging Trivia, try some great food, and support a wonderful non-profit organization! Fun but fair (no cheating)….. Maximum of 8 ppl per team.

Meet Your Maker w/ Monument City Brewing & Old Line Spirits
8PM – 10PM
Golden West Cafe
1105 W 36th St, Baltimore
MEET YOUR MAKER is a new take on Industry Night. Bringing bartenders, managers and owners together with spirit makers to try new products, learn about their operations and have some fun with us. Join us for a night of sampling, libations, munchies & giveaways! This month we’re excited to feature 2 awesome Maryland Makers who work right down the street from each other; Monument City Brewing Company & Old Line Spirits.

SWIM TEAM::JOE BIDEN::EGGMAN
8PM – ?
Joe Squared
33 W North Ave, Baltimore
SWIM TEAM – Ohio, they absolutely killed it at the last UNFest
JOE BIDEN – Local sweethearts
EGGMAN – Zach and Sarah!

Charm City Trivia
8PM – 10PM
Smaltimore- Burgers, Sushi and Craft Beer
2522 Fait Ave, Baltimore
Come out and join us every Monday night from 8-10 for trivia hosted by Charm City Trivia. We have great specials including all night happy hour and two for one select sushi rolls until 7. First, second, and third place gift cards for winning teams and on the first Monday of each month a representative from a local brewery will be in attendance.

Trivia Mondays
8PM – 10PM
Delia Foley’s
1439 S Charles St, Baltimore
Come out and join us every Monday night from 8-10 for trivia hosted by Charm City Trivia. We have great specials including $4 Deep Eddy drinks, $2 off Reuben’s and recently added features from New Belgium brewery! First, second, and third place gift cards for winning teams each night and shot giveaways to winning teams each round.

Monday Night Karaoke with Troy
9PM – 2AM
Grand Central Nightclub
1001 N Charles St, Baltimore
Come sing your heart out with Troy every Monday and enjoy a nice martini!

Tuesday, May 22

Arts & Culture Hack-a-Map
5PM – 8PM
The Motor House
120 W North Ave, Baltimore
Join us for an Arts and Culture Hack-a-Map! Lots of people want to know how to connect with cultural resources in Baltimore. But what if we had a map that really provides the resources that matter to us, the artists and makers, here in Baltimore? GEOLOOM co>map, launched last year, is an online mapping tool that aims to showcase a broad definition of arts and culture and connect artists to resources, support, and communities. The map demonstrates how arts and culture is woven into Baltimore’s neighborhoods and social fabric.
The Arts and Culture Hack-a-Map is a call to Baltimore-based artists and cultural workers of all mediums to create, update, and improve the GEOLOOM co>map to ensure that it truly reflects Baltimore and its many communities. Come join us to see what’s on the map already, add your thoughts on what else should be included, and learn from others about community resources that support their craft. We will demonstrate different ways artists and culture lovers can add arts and culture that they love, created, or find important to the map.
No prior experience with mapping needed! Just bring yourselves, your knowledge of a broad range of culture in Baltimore, and (optional) a laptop or tablet. Stay for as little or long as you would like! Check out the map yourself at geoloom.org! Or watch this video by Wide Angle Youth Media. Are you an artist who wants to be on the GEOLOOM co>map? Fill out the Artist Survey Form. Please send any questions or inquiries to chwang@ubalt.edu.

Beers and Macarons!
5PM – 8PM
Mahaffey’s Pub
2706 Dillon St, Baltimore
Key Brewing Beers Paired with Balti’Marons Macarons! Try our Sampler, 4 Beers paired with 4 Flavors of Macarons! Limited to the first 24 People!

Sort, Size and Socialize!
5PM – 7PM
Sharp Dressed Man
223 W. Lexington Street, Baltimore
Can’t make it every Wednesday to our Suiting Days at Sharp Dressed Man? It’s okay, now there is another opportunity to help! Join us every Tuesday at 5pm to sort and size through our donations to make transporting the clothing run a little smoother!

Brews and Board Games at The Windup Space
6PM – 11PM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
Join us for Brews and Board Games at The Windup Space! Some board and card games, both classic and contemporary, are provided for anyone to play. Feel free to bring your own as well if you have something special in mind. Come bring some friends, meet some new ones, drink some dranks (alcoholic or non) and play some games! FREE to attend, but please buy some beer/cocktails/soda to support this event! Stop on by between 6 and 11. As always, winners of all games get prizes!

Summer Pastas
6PM – 8:30PM
Schola
1005 North Charles Street, Baltimore
One of our favorite things to do at Schola is make pasta. But when summer arrives the idea of heavy sauces such as Alfredo and Bolognaise are just not as appealing as they are in the colder weather. It is hard to beat the great taste of fresh pasta, so join us as we make it and give it a much lighter, refreshing look. The class will make two cold pasta salads, one we call ‘Gazpacho’ pasta salad inspired by the Spanish soup and a Lemony Cucumber salad with angel hair pasta. We’ll then make Cavatelli with peas, mint and feta cheese and cheese Tortellini with charred tomatoes, roasted garlic and arugula. $49.99
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Storm Drain Art Workshop
6PM – 7:30PM
Blue Water Baltimore
2631 Sisson Street, Baltimore
Help transform your neighborhood’s storm drains and inform your community about the connection between our streets and streams through adopting and adorning a storm drain (or ten!). This donation-based workshop is held in Blue Water Baltimore’s Remington classroom. It will give a general overview of the program and prepare community leaders to facilitate their own storm drain art projects. After attending this workshop, attendees will be permitted to check out one of our Storm Drain Stencil Kits to use for their project. We request a $5+ donation to help sustain this unique program (cash, credit card, or check upon arrival is fine). To register or if you have any questions, please email stencilshare@bluewaterbaltimore.org. Please indicate in the subject line which workshop date you are interested in attending.

Network After Work Baltimore at Points South Latin Kitchen
6PM – 9PM
Points South Latin Kitchen
1640 Thames St, Baltimore
Network After Work invites you to an evening out with other local business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, and career-minded professionals. Hosted by America’s leader in networking mixer events, enjoy introductions and conversations after a work weekday in a casual environment ideal for networking known for their South American inspired flare in a rustic bi level space. It’s a great chance to get out of your office (home or otherwise), step away from the computer, put your phone down, and meet new people who are eager to exchange ideas, make connections, explore partnerships, find employees, get to know you, or just shoot the breeze about movies and sports.
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Soil Biology 101 with Boone St. Farm
6:30PM – 8PM
B.Willow
220 West 27th, Baltimore
Have you ever wondered just what is going on down there with all those bugs and bacteria in the soil? As farmers, it’s all we think about. In our introductory workshop to soil biology, we’ll explain just want soil biology means and how it relates to plant growth and success. We’ll discuss the relationships between plants, organic matter, bacteria, fungi, earthworms and more! While these organisms are microscopic, they make a big difference in health of all plants. A basic understanding of soil biology can lead to much greater success in gardening. Join us in discussing the fascinating world of soil! All attendees also receive 15% off plants during or after the workshop. Feel free to bring a journal with you for note taking as well!
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Tuesday Night Throwdown!
6:30PM – 9:30PM
R. House
301 W 29th St, Baltimore
Join us for a latte art throw down at G&G! Signup starts at 6:30pm, Pouring begins at 7:00pm, Happy hour at the bar from 3pm-7pm. We will also be hosting a potluck cupping with our friends from Stumptown and Passenger Coffee. Snacks will be provided.

Roddy Radiation, The Scotch Bonnets, Thee Lexington Arrows
7PM – 10PM
Joe Squared
33 W North Ave, Baltimore
Roddy Radiation, original lead guitarist of The Specials, brings his 2 Tone hits (Concrete Jungle, Rat Race, Hey Little Rich Girl) to Baltimore, along with his unique skabilly sound, backed by The Scotch Bonnets! The Bonnets throw down a set of their punky reggae! Thee Lexington Arrows kick things off with a blast of their garagey-rockabilly! EARLY SHOW!!! 7PM – 10PM. $7 at door.

Beer School
7PM – 9PM
World of Beer (Baltimore, MD)
1724 Whetstone Way, Baltimore
Come learn all about beer from Certified Cicerone Tim! Class is free with the option of purchasing a flight of beer to pair with the lecture.

Team Trivia
7:30PM – 10:30PM
The Brass Tap at The Fitzgerald
1205 West Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore
Team Trivia Baltimore provides a fun and entertaining night for all those who come to play and enjoy getting together for a great time. Best of all, Team Trivia is FREE TO PLAY!

Free Improv Comedy: Moon Baby, Velvet Basement, Nature’s Dirt
7:30PM – 9PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
YES YOU MAY: Free Improv Comedy Month! The BIG Conservatory Night with Velvet Basement, Moon Baby, & Nature’s Dirt! To be very very clear to new audiences, let me tell you this is a completely improvised comedy show. If you’ve never seen improv before, you will have after attending this. Tix FREE

Fiesta Latina
8PM – 12AM
Sajoma Restaurant
1708 fleet st, Baltimore
It’s here! Another great party, Fiesta Latina!! every Tuesday night at Sajoma Restaurant! Come party with us to the best Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia, Kizomba and more! Come and try our authentic Dominican Food!!! You won’t be disappointed!

Tuesday Night Movie – Fletch
8PM – 10PM
De Kleine Duivel
3602 Hickory Ave, Baltimore
Chevy Chase is Fletch. This 1985 action-comedy is his best starring film and has since become a cult classic.

The Clitorati Presents Lip Service
8:30PM – 11:30PM
The Lou Costello Room
1023 W 36th St, Baltimore
Nicki Fuchs hosts her monthly Lip Service show in the Lou Room featuring some of the countries funniest comics in a hilarious $5 showcase! Featuring Elizabeth Danger Norman, Violet Gray, Nicki Fuchs, Plain Ol DLo, Natalie McGill, Curt Mariah, and hosted by Rahne Alexander.

Sync or Sing With Sherry Blossom!
9PM – 2AM
Grand Central Nightclub
1001 N Charles St, Baltimore
Come sing your heart out of Lip-Sync for your life with @Sherry Blossom!! Every Tuesday Night at Grand Central!

Howling Giant / Mosquito Drone / Dirt Eater / Taciturn
9PM – ?
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
HOWLING GIANT (Nashville, TN) – heavy metal 3 piece whose riffs vaporize extra-dimensional space wizards
MOSQUITO DRONE (Rockville, MD) – old school dc hardcore meets doom metal
DIRT EATER (D.C.) – Post-Hardcore headbanger fodder
TACITURN (D.C.) – noise punk
Music starts at 9:30 pm, $7 ($10 for underage)

Wednesday, May 23

Harbor Market
11AM – 2PM
McKeldin Fountain
101 E Pratt St, Baltimore
A pop-up food marketplace featuring the best eats and live music from around Baltimore. Make your lunch break count – join us Wednesday’s and Friday’s from 11-2 in McKeldin Square.

Live Music at Sandlot
5PM – 7:30PM
Sandlot
1000 Wills Street, Baltimore
Each week we are welcoming local artists to Sandlot for live music.

Grand Opening of Homegrown Baltimore
5PM – 8PM
Homegrown Baltimore
830 Aliceanna St, Baltimore
Homegrown Baltimore is up and running and we want to celebrate with you! So stop in for our Grand Opening celebration and toast to this exciting venture of 3 Baltimore based women owned businesses! B.willow, Cedar and Cotton + Knits, Soy & Metal in Harbor East.

Sagamore Spirit Tour & Sunset Ride
6PM – 7:30PM
Sagamore Spirit
301 E Cromwell St, Baltimore
Join us for a tour of the Sagamore Spirit Distillery and then hop aboard one of Baltimore Water Taxi‘s newest boats for a sunset cruise on the Middle Branch River. Whiskey cocktails provided!
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The Night Brunch at Ruby 8
6PM – 10PM
Ruby 8 Baltimore
1702 Whetstone Way, Baltimore
If you like food, you’re going to love this! The Night Brunch is celebrating Asian Hertigate Month (May) at Ruby 8 on Wed May 23rd from 6 pm to 10 pm with special dishes from Chef Chil Chong and team. Featured cocktails are made with Sake and Toki Japanese Whiskey. You don’t need a ticket. It is an open event.

SoXtraFIT Flow
Every Wednesday until Oct 31, 6PM – 7PM
Center Plaza
120 W Fayette St, Baltimore
Join So Xtrafit and Downtown Partnership of Baltimore for a free SoXtraFIT Flow class in Central Plaza every Wednesday, May – October. SoXtraFIT Flow is a yoga style workout with a twist. This program focuses on flexibility and balance with upbeat music. And don’t worry, the program design is for all fitness levels. Bring a mat, water, and a Big Smile.

Triple Crown Cocktail Tour
6:30PM – 7:30PM
Sagamore Spirit
301 E Cromwell St, Baltimore
Craving a new craft cocktail that’s so easy you can make it at home? Come join one of our tour guides as we walk you through the history of Sagamore Spirit, the process of how we make all our Rye Whiskey, and end with a guided sampling of three different cocktails from the Triple Crown races. Your guide will talk you through how our teammate makes the cocktails and why the added mixtures go so well with our Rye Whiskey. Never say never to whiskey again!
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Succulent Building Workshop
6:30PM – 8PM
B.Willow
220 West 27th, Baltimore
Join us for an evening of succulent building. $35 ticket includes all supplies. For beverages during the workshop, feel free to BYOB! Learn everything necessary to grow happy, healthy succulents. Each workshop attendee will choose from a variety of repurposed, vintage containers to plant in. Sorry, no discount given for bringing your own pot, but you are welcome to bring your own pots into the shop at any other time to plant!
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Flying Dog Beer Dinner
7PM – 9PM
Smaltimore- Burgers, Sushi and Craft Beer
2522 Fait Ave, Baltimore
We are pleased to announce we will be hosting our first beer dinner at Smaltimore Wednesday, May 23rd from 7-9pm! Chef Tommy will be presenting a four course dinner paired with Flying Dogs limited Heat Series release, including Honey Dew jalapeño Wheat, Scorpion Pepper IPA, Bloody Mary Ale, and Birds Eye Rye.
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Wednesday Trivia – Old Major
7PM – 9PM
Old Major
900 S. Carey St, Baltimore
Pigtown Trivia and Old Major will host Wednesday night trivia from 7-9 p.m. Participants have the opportunity to win house cash. Food and drink specials will be available.

Science Slam at De Kleine Duivel
7PM – 9PM
De Kleine Duivel
3602 Hickory Ave, Baltimore
It’s Science Slam time! When else can you enjoy a beer while learning remarkable science that is going on in Charm City? Come join us for an evening of 5 min science talks from local scientists and support their efforts to communicate their work! Science not silence! Project Bridge and BUGSS will host 6 or so local scientists (gradstudents, postdocs, citizen scientists, etc) to present their work/passion in 5 minutes. We give prizes to the talks that are most creative and best communicated! Join us and bring your friends for a fun night don’t miss out on this exciting science filled evening at BUGSS! Please contact slaun@bugssonline.org if you’d like a chance to present or know someone who might. This is an incredible opportunity to SHARE YOUR SCIENCE and gain some experience talking to a diverse and general audience. This is not only a challenging and fun experience, this can help you gain big-picture perspective of your work.
RSVP Free Here

Salsa y Bachata Wednesdays
8PM – 12AM
Sangria Patio Bar
930 North Charles Street, Baltimore
From Baltimore’s premier annual social dance event – the Baltimore Congress, and Baltimore’s fabulous Latin Dance Company Sentimento, we bring you a weekly night of dance lessons, and social dancing. Situated right in the heart of Mr Vernon, right down the street from the Washington Monument is where it all goes down with tasty food, refreshing beverages. invigorating music, and alluring dances. Dance Lessons with Raj More $5 per class // 8:00 PM Bachata // 8:45 PM Salsa. Dance with DJ Raj starting 9:30.

Future Teens / Clairvoyant / Chris Swartz
8PM – ?
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Big Red Collective presents
Future Teens (Boston, MA) – melt your heart bummer rock
Clairvoyant (Fallston, MD) – brand new single out NOW!
Chris Swartz (Bel Air, MD) – acoustic emo

Art of Comedy Open Mic Night
8PM – 10PM
The Motor House
120 W North Ave, Baltimore
Every Wednesday is Comedy Open Mic night at Motor House! Swing by the Showroom to get some time on the mic or support. Catch some of Baltimore’s best emerging and veteran comedic talent! No cover charge, but donations are accepted at the door. 18+ Sign-ups are from 8:00-8:30.

Trivia & Drag Night Hosted by Venus Fastrada !
10PM – 2AM
Grand Central Nightclub
1001 N Charles St, Baltimore
Hosted by Venus Fastrada! Happy Hour All Night. Drag Performance starts at 10pm. Trivia starts at 1015pm. Will have multiple winning rounds. Food trucks outside!!!

Thursday, May 24

Coffee & Yoga at Atwaters!
6:30AM – 7:30AM
Atwater’s
1407 Clarkview Rd, Baltimore
Wake up your day with Coffee and Yoga! $20 includes a 1 hour Yoga class outside on the Atwaters patio. Also included is an iced or hot coffee + 10% off breakfast! Cash, Venmo, PayPal, or Square accepted. We hope to see you there!

Getting Grounded: Forest Bathing Walks
9AM – 9:45AM
Cylburn Arboretum Association
4915 Greenspring Ave, Baltimore
Join Getting Grounded on Thursday mornings beginning April 5 and continuing until May 24. Grounding—also called earthing—rests on the intuitive assumption that connecting to the energy of the planet is healthy for our souls and bodies. Being grounded is as much a scientific state as it is a mental & emotional experience. Embodiment expert Jolyn Hope Arisman will guide you through our trails weaving together information, techniques and wisdom that may improve more than your health, it just might satisfy your soul. This is a beautiful time to walk the trails observing birds, insects, wildflowers and flowering trees! Jolyn Hope Arisman is an embodiment expert trained in Body Mind Centering, she is a holistic health coach, and a nature lover. Meet at the Vollmer Visitor Center parking lot.
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Maryland Deathfest XVI
May 24-27
Ottobar, Rams Head Live, Baltimore Soundstage
Baltimore, MD
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.
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Evolution Craft Brewing and Gnocco Flights and Bites
5PM – 10PM
Gnocco
3734 Fleet Street, Baltimore
Check out some Gnocco bar snacks paired with Evolution beers!
Whipped Burrata Crostini, asparagus, local strawberries, hazelnuts
Cacio e Pepe Arancini, pecorino fonduta, black pepper honey
Seafood Salad, cucumber, citrus, saffron aioli
Spicy Fried Quail with red pepper & cabbage slaw
Nutella Cake, espresso anglaise, preserved strawberries
Evolution Bottles and Drafts: Flights for $12 or $3 each
Cocktails: $8
Salisbury Sour – rye, lemon, lime, lambrusco, Delmarva Pure Pils
Patio Pounder- gin, campari, rhubarb, basil, Hops Limon IPA
Drink Your Dessert- Caffe Moka, cream liqueur, Fernet, Rise Up Stout

Happy Hour & Game Night at the brewery
5PM – 8PM
Monument City Brewing Company
1 North Haven Street, Baltimore
Join us for Thursday night happy hour featuring $1 off full pours of your favorite beers while you play some of our games in the taproom or bring your own games to share with new/old friends.
Games Included: Checkers, Chess, Ping Pong, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect Four, Corn Hole, Sushi Go, Uno, Bananagrams, The Game of Life, and more…

Rye on the River
5PM – 10PM
Sagamore Pendry Baltimore
1715 Thames Street, Baltimore
Rye on the River at the pool-bar and grill. Starts Thursday May 24th from 5p – sunset (and every Thursday afterwards, through September). Bartenders will be mixing Sagamore’s famed “Black-Eyed Rye” and several other Sagamore Rye inspired cocktails. Live entertainment by Starcrush with food and beverage specials and giveaways all night long.

Chef Johnny Spero Collaboration Dinner
5:30PM – 10:30PM
Chez Hugo Bistro
206 E. Redwood St., Baltimore
Join us Thursday, May 24th for a once in a lifetime collaboration dinner with Chefs Steve Monnier and Johnny Spero, who is previewing his upcoming Georgetown restaurant, Reverie. Featuring six courses, two savory and one sweet course from each chef, Chez Hugo will be offering two seatings – 5:30pm and 8pm.
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14th Annual Patterson Park Wine at Sunset
6PM – 9PM
27 S Patterson Park Ave, Baltimore
Join the Friends of Patterson Park for the 14th Annual Patterson Park Wine at Sunset, their biggest annual fundraiser. This year’s event will feature wine and food pairings from some of Baltimore’s favorite restaurants including Di Pasquale’s, Twist Fell’s Point, Water for Chocolate, Cafe Gia, Taco Bar Food Truck, Dessert Fantasies, Balti’ Marons, and more. Enjoy live music by Rob Fahey, and a great silent auction – all in the light of the historic Marble Fountain. Hosted by Daniel and Michele Barnycz and Ron and Jeni Howard.
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Network Under 40: Baltimore May 24th at Ampersea
6PM – 9PM
Ampersea
1417 Thames St, Baltimore
Join us when we head to Ampersea’s beautiful outdoor patio right on the water! This modern and authentic Maryland style restaurant is immersed with local flavors and authentic craft cocktails. Located in the historic Fell s Point, Ampersea will be the perfect backdrop to help you make new friends and business contacts, as well as to go deeper with the familiar faces you’ve met at our previous events! New to Network Under 40?We exist at the intersection of friendship and business. We understand that we live in a connection economy, and the foundation to success in career and personal life hinges on genuine relationships with real people. Our events are designed to help you build local community and turn transactional, tedious networking events into fun, meaningful experiences! We do this in different areas of town and vary our venue vibes so that you can choose which event is a fit for you.
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The Bin Explores Cider!
6PM – 8PM
Bin 604
604 South Exeter Street, Baltimore
So while the majority of our life revolves around wine, we take time out every now and again to explore other adult beverages as well, and it turns out we really like cider! Join us to taste the best brews made from apples, pears, and more!. Tickets $10
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WDR Rooftop Spring Social Hour
6PM – 8:30PM
16 On The Park
800 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore
We’re back with our happy hour series! Winter has finally left us! Let’s enjoy the summery weather together! Meet us at one of Baltimore’s newest rooftop bars for drinks and bites!
Free Tickets Here

Champagne Social
7PM – 9:30PM
Barcocina
1629 Thames St, Baltimore
Instead of a normal rigid dinner format we invite you to take part in a new tasting experience. We will be serving some great champagne and sparkling wine along with a custom designed menu. We have done away with a traditional coursed meal and have made the experience a much more social event. Suggested pairings will be provided but we are encouraging guests to be able to socialize and try the various champagnes and food and to see what best fits their individual palates. We will have on hand wine experts to explain the traditional pairings but it will be a unique opportunity to find out what YOU enjoy! We will be serving 8 unique menu items and 6 different champagnes and sparkling wines from Perrier-Jouet, G.H. Mumm, and Mumm Napa. Tickets are $55 per person and include tax & gratuity.
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Dice & Slice: Dungeons & Dragons and Board Games
7PM – 10PM
Paulie Gee’s Hampden
3535 Chestnut Ave, Baltimore
Dungeons & Dragons in the Paulie Gee’s Backbar! Other board games (Catan, Ticket to Ride, etc.) welcome too. Second and Fourth Thursdays of the month. D&D 5th Edition. Beginners Welcome. Bring your own character or use a pre-made one — it’s up to you. Doors at 5pm. Games begin at 7pm and end at 10pm. We’ve got the dranks, pizza and food to fuel your campaign. And $5 per roll of a 20-sided die that determines which shot of liquor you receive!

Comedy Forum
7:30PM – 11PM
The Lou Costello Room
1023 W 36th St, Baltimore
Comedy Forum is a new open mic comedy show that seeks to encourage comedians to write and perform material that pushes their personal boundaries. Hosted by Arta. Bring your jokes, your half-jokes, or just yourself. Sign up starts at 7:30 and the mic starts at 8. Great drink specials available, as well as coffee and tea.

Free Film at the Parkway: Derek Jarman’s Edward II
7:30PM – 9PM
The SNF Parkway / Maryland Film Festival
5 West North Avenue, Baltimore
Free films at the Parkway continue with a new restoration of Derek Jarmon’s iconic New Queer Cinema classic, featuring an incredible performance from Tilda Swinton and a rare film performance from Annie Lennox! “In a strong cast, Tilda Swinton, who plays Edward’s Queen, Isabella, turns in the most memorable performance, that of a love-starved woman whose iceberg exterior conceals a consuming sexual hunger.”—Stephen Holden, The New York Times.

Kali Masi (Chicago Punk Rock), Tenwatch, Silver Gulls, & More!
7:30PM – ?
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Kali Masi is a punk rock band from Chicago’s ever-ripening music scene. Kali Masi is clever and cathartic, offering melodies sculpted around angles and curves that will pull even the most jaded punks in from the back of the room!
TENWATCH – Recently Reunited (2017) Baltimore Punk rock.
Silver Gulls
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Mix At Motor House
8PM – 11PM
Showroom Café + Bar
120 W North Avenue, Baltimore
NO COVER CHARGE! Featuring DJ’s with an international flavor + all night happy hour!  Featuring: Chris Brooks, Jerome Hicks + DJ Biskit (elevation)

Rhythminic Accents
8PM & 9:30PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Rhythminic Accents is a cutting-edge jazz ensemble that features jazz standards, original jazz tunes, and classic funk, R&B, and popular tunes, all played with its own unique flavor. The band takes its name from the title of a well-known Thelonious Monk tune, Rhythm-A-Ning. Keyboardist/bandleader Bill Washburn founded the group in 1998.
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Trajectory Dance Project presents Closer to the Edge
8PM – 9:30PM
Baltimore Theatre Project
45 W Preston St, Baltimore
Baltimore’s Trajectory Dance Project, described as “fierce and elegant” by DC Metro Theater Arts, presents works focused on the human condition: concepts of community and isolation, social justice, and the struggle to maintain relationships despite adversity. Choreographer/Director Alice Howes will premiere two new works: “Earth Song”, a celebration of our human connection to the earth; and “Closer to the Edge”, performed to Rising Appalachia’s music of the same name. Trajectory is thrilled to welcome area high school dance students to the stage to join them in a Structured Improvisation Performance that will close the show.
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Life or Theatre?—based on the life and work of Charlotte Salomon
8PM – 9:30PM, May 24-June 17, Thur-Sun
The Annex Theater
219 Park Ave, Baltimore
Life or Theatre? Written and Directed by Carly J. Bales. Based on the life and work of Charlotte Salomon. Life or Theatre? explodes the work and subconscious of the 20th century expressionist painter Charlotte Salomon on stage, fusing her autobiographical prose and expressionist painting with classical music, cinema, and theatre into a singular expression of her self – a demand by a young woman to exist in a world that demanded otherwise.
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Everything Louder Than Everything Else: Unleash The Metal Edition
8PM – ?
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
DJ Sean Trash’D and Bobbie Dickerson (Feed The Scene, Flight of the Valkyries festival) join forces to bring you an amalgamation of all things punk and metal. Everything Louder … than everything else you’re doing on a Thursday night! As May is a month for Metal in Baltimore, we’re going a little heavy on the metals this month, but there will still be a mix of punk, and anything else heavy we can dredge up, mixed into this night of headbanging awesomeness! Grab your friends, come grab a beer, and see you at The Depot!

Lazyeyes w/ Honeytomb at Metro Gallery
8PM – ?
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
Lazyeyes is a garage / shoegaze / dreampop band from Brooklyn, NY. Their debut LP Echoes is scheduled for a summer 2018 release.
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Dina Martina- Fine Avec Me
8PM – 11PM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
This tragic singer, horrible dancer and surreal raconteur, the hysterically funny Dina Martina debuted at Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art in 1989, instantly gleaning reviews that dubbed her “magically warped,” “utter genius,” and “unwittingly hilarious”. Since then, she’s packed venues and shared the bill with acts ranging from Modest Mouse to Nina Hagen to Margaret Cho. Absolutely packed with ludicrous song, horrifying dance, overburdened costumes and sidesplitting video, Dina Martina’s shows are impossible to describe – other than that they’ve become synonymous with jaw-dropping pathos and mind-blowing comedy. What a Dina Martina show is, quite simply put, is a smart and hilarious evening of entertainment that you will never forget.
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TableTop Live: An Improv Adventure!
8:30PM – 9:30PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Join Dungeon Master Marty McGuire as he takes three brave adventurers on a quest through a magical world. Dungeons, dragons and many other dangers await the improvisers that dare play his perilous game. For fans of improv, live action role-playing (LARP), neither, or both! All BIG Shows are FREE in MAY! But please reserve so we know you’re coming!
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Swing Underground at The Rye
9PM – 1AM
Rye Fells Point
1639 Thames St, Baltimore
Free! Deep acoustic swing vibes with the legendary Baltimore Swing Drop:
Tomas Drgon – rhythm guitar/vocals
Zach Serleth – upright bass
Luke Chohany – solo guitar/vocals
Christie Macdonald – solo guitar/vocals

UFO VOL 14
9PM – 1:30AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
Hoeteps- https://soundcloud.com/hoeteps
Yaunch- https://soundcloud.com/jesse-yaunch
DJ Alienood- https://soundcloud.com/alienood420

Street 45’s Connor Graham and Camera I Camera II at the Sidebar
9PM – 12AM
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Street 45’s, Connor Graham, and Camera I Camera II at the Sidebar in Baltimore. $5 at the door, where else are you going to have this much fun for $5? I’ll tell you… nowhere!

A Night Of Japanese New Wave And Obscure
10:30PM – 1:30AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
The Crown presents: A Night of Japanese New Wave and Obscure. 3+ hours of Japanese tunes & video projections.
Featuring DJs:  DJ DOKI DOKI JEFF and FUNDAD.

Friday, May 25

Balticon 52
May 25-28
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore
Over 300 Hours of Multi-Track Programming featuring authors, publishers, editors, artists, scientists, musicians and other creative SF luminaries. Join over sixteen hundred SF fans for the area’s largest and longest running convention of its kind! Visit our huge art show, dealer’s room, concerts, gaming room and video room. Everything Science Fiction and Fantasy in one huge package.Join members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society as we embark on the second fifty years of Balticon, the premier non-profit, fan-run Science Fiction Convention in the Mid-Atlantic region.
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Harbor Market
11AM – 2PM
McKeldin Fountain
101 E Pratt St, Baltimore
A pop-up food marketplace featuring the best eats and live music from around Baltimore. Make your lunch break count – join us Wednesday’s and Friday’s from 11-2 in McKeldin Square.

Maryland Deathfest XVI
May 24-27
Ottobar, Rams Head Live, Baltimore Soundstage
Baltimore, MD
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.
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Live Music at Sandlot – May Edition
5PM – 8PM
Sandlot
1000 Wills Street, Baltimore
Each week we are welcoming local artists to Sandlot for live music.

The Soul Magnets at Peabody Heights Brewery
6PM – 9PM
Peabody Heights Brewery, LLC
401 E 30th St, Baltimore
Fridays in the Beer Garden at Peabody Heights Brewery welcomes The Soul Magnets, a Baltimore based quartet featuring the vocals of Monica Graham. Expect groovin’ R & B and Soul complemented by pop, rock, jazz, funk & classic country. FREE & family friendly

The Kelly Bell Band at Summer Sounds
6PM – 9PM
Belvedere Square
540 E Belvedere Ave, Baltimore
The Summer Sounds concert series at Belvedere Square presents: The Kelly Bell Band! The Kelly Bell Band brings their unique mix of funk, blues, reggae and rock to kick off Summer Sounds 2018! Join us at the Square as we get the summer rockin’ – featuring the best live music, amazing food from local restaurants and tons of great vendors! Summer Sounds concerts are FREE all Summer long! Bring the whole family and we’ll see you at the square!

Rosé Extravaganza
6:30PM – 8:30PM
Ludlow Market, Bar & Bottle Shop
921 E Fort Avenue, Suite 135, Baltimore
Join us Friday, May 25th 6:30 to 8:30pm for a celebration of the new Rosés of the year! We will have over 24 Rosés for you to taste all paired with the delicious cuisine of Chef Christopher Audia! This will truly be a celebration of the sun, great food and great wine. Tickets are just $39 per person, gratuity included. See full menu of delicious hors d’oeuvres at bottom page here. All wines will be available for purchase the same evening and guests receive a 20% discount on all wines showcased in the event. Space is limited.
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UGK Presents: From The Deep
6:30PM – 9:30PM
Secret Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Join us on May 25th in Baltimore, MD as celebrity Chef J. Ponder takes you on a voyage of the deep’s best offerings. Chef Ponder will use his unique ability to meld flavor and flare, creating bold dishes with incredible seafood. He will showcase the potential of sustainably sourced and local seafood in a myriad of dishes seasoned with the utmost care. Reveal in the delicateness of the harbor’s finest catch with Chef Ponder’s ability to bridge the gap between ocean and plate. You wont want to miss this chance to taste the best “From The Deep”. Cocktails will be served at 6:30pm, with dinner to follow at 7pm. Tickets must be purchased prior to attendance. Dining location will be released to ticket holders 48 hours prior to the event.
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Bike Party: May Ride!
6:30PM – 11:30PM
St. Mary’s Park
600 N Paca St, Baltimore
Thanks everyone for coming out Friday! Looking forward to even better weather, mark your calendars for the May ride! Details TBA soon.

SHOW: Happy Hour w/PLAN B
7PM – 8PM
The BIG Theater
1727 N. Charles St., Baltimore
Start the weekend right, with friends and laughs – for only $5. Kick back with Baltimore Improv Group’s longest-running troupe, Plan B, for a special HAPPY HOUR show. They’ll delight and surprise you while creating scenes, characters – sometimes, even songs – on the spot. Bring your favorite coworkers, your favorite friends, heck bring your favorite party hat and enjoy yourself as we do the work. You’re off the clock. All BIG Shows are FREE in MAY! But please reserve so we know you’re coming!
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Life or Theatre?—based on the life and work of Charlotte Salomon
8PM – 9:30PM, May 24-June 17, Thur-Sun
The Annex Theater
219 Park Ave, Baltimore
Life or Theatre? Written and Directed by Carly J. Bales. Based on the life and work of Charlotte Salomon. Life or Theatre? explodes the work and subconscious of the 20th century expressionist painter Charlotte Salomon on stage, fusing her autobiographical prose and expressionist painting with classical music, cinema, and theatre into a singular expression of her self – a demand by a young woman to exist in a world that demanded otherwise.
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Bad Jews
May 25-June 24, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
Vagabond Players, Inc.
806 S Broadway, Baltimore
There’s nothing like a death in the family to bring out the worst in people. When a beloved grandfather dies and a treasured family heirloom with sacred significance is up for grabs, just who is the most deserving heir? Joshua Harmon’s blistering comedy raises provocative questions about religious identity and observance.
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Love, Loss & What I Wore
May 18- June 10, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
Spotlighters Theatre
817 Saint Paul St, Baltimore
Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a collection of intimate stories complied by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1995 book (Love, Loss, …) by Ilene Beckerman. A series of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black. The subject matter of the monologues includes women’s relationships and wardrobes and at times the interaction of the two, using the female wardrobe as a time capsule of a woman’s life.
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Incredibly Dead!
May 11-June 3, Fri & Sat 8PM – 10:30PM, Sun 4PM
Zion Church Of the City Of Baltimore
400 East Lexington Street, Baltimore
From the Baltimore Rock Opera Society, A B-horror homage with dastardly heroes, maniacal villains, and insane antics! Nearly twenty years ago, General Maximilian Morder devised a plan to bring order to the world with the aid of a mysterious goo. Things didn’t pan out. Now, the elixir is in the hands of Reggie and Silas Cryptz – two moronic morticians who have drawn the vile ire of a family they’ve cheated in the past. The antics of our heroes will lead to monstrous results, and a dire intersection with fate. “Incredibly Dead!” is pure B-horror: cheap thrills, intestine-length twists, and blood-drenched fun. The show is set to rockin’ tunes that pay homage to spine-tingling classics, and will sever tapping toes! This is pure, unadulterated fun (lots of people die, but we swear, you’re going to enjoy watching them die). Due to adult language and people like, you know, dying and what not, we consider the show rated “R.”
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Alice in Wonderland By Eva Le Gallienne & Florida Friebus
April 27-May 27, Fri – Sat 8PM, Sat & Sun 2PM
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
7 South Calvert Street, Baltimore
This fantastical tale, full of clever wordplay and timeless characters, is as beloved by adults as by children. “Curiouser and curiouser,” Alice’s adventures reveal her pluck, innocence, resourcefulness, and imagination. Come with us to a day-glo Wonderland of absurd riddles, amazing creatures, and dazzling costumes and puppets that are both contemporary and inspired by the classic illustrations of Sir John Tenneil. Bring your kids! Bring your parents! Alice will entertain your whole family.
ALICE SPECIAL EVENTS: Mother’s Day Mad Hatter Tea Party, Psychedelic Wonderland Night, and more. Tell a teacher: Four school matinees will be scheduled in addition to our main stage productions. For school matinee details, contact Ron Heneghan or Robby Rose by email or call 410.244.8571, Ext. 113.
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SHOW: BIG Time — with Lou Catelli
8PM – 9PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
BIG Time – How do you know when you’ve truly succeeded? The answer is when the Baltimore Improv Group invites you to have your life memorialized in a series of made up, totally unprepared comedy scenes celebrating you! Come join a hand picked cast of BIG’s best improvisers as they comedically revere some of Baltimore’s most important movers and shakers. This week, Lou Catelli, the unofficial “mayor of Hampden”. All BIG Shows are FREE in MAY! But please reserve so we know you’re coming!
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Kinetic Images | Short Films
8PM – 11PM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
As a complement to the kinetic sculptures in the main gallery exhibition “Journey Through the Cosmos,” this program of short films is inspired by the whimsy of Rube Goldberg’s surreal machines.
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A Place to Bury Strangers w/ Prettiest Eyes and Thrushes
8PM – ?
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
Featuring: A Place To Bury StrangersPrettiest Eyes, and Thrushes
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Camp Adventure
8PM – 10:30PM
Charm City Comedy Project
1023 W 36th St, Baltimore
Acts: Silversmith, Ready, Set, No!, Toe Money Improv, Host Ivana Greene PLUS THE IMPROV KARAOKE JAM! Welcome to Camp Adventure, a night for the wild ones! We’re showcasing some of the most exciting acts under the stars in this monthly show. First, we’ll get the fire started with standup from our host Ivana Greene…then explore the darkness with Bmore indies Toe Money and ‘Just Say No’ parody Ready, Set, No!. After the break, we’ll follow the trail of CCCP house team Silversmith…and finally, we’ll go over the falls with an improv karaoke jam, when anyone can make up lyrics to songs by Whose Line Is It Anyway?‘s Laura Hall! $5 cash at the door, or online up until 7:30 PM the day of the show. Presented upstairs in The Lou Costello Room at Zissimos Bar by Charm City Comedy Project.
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Dj Dance Dance Party & Barbecue
8PM – 1AM
Baltimore Free Farm
3510 ash street, Baltimore
DJ’S: Tromac PineappleAlienNood420, and Dj Beast.
Performers: Shakey da Gawd, Sir EU, Steve Stellar
dollars yes$ (7 suggested donation)

Open Mic Night
8PM – 12AM
Reverb
2112 N Charles St, Baltimore
This is a formal invitation to come out and join us as we enjoy performances from ALL CREATIVE WALKS IN THE CULTURE OF ART! Reverb presents : OPEN MIC NIGHT an indie showcase series designed to allow individuals or groups display their artistic talents.

Wing Dam FINAL SHOW w/ Grace Vonderkuhn/ Infinity Knives + Randi
8PM – 1AM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
Abe is moving away so this the last Wing Dam show 😥 Honored to have it at the Windup Space, so many good memories here over the years. Come party with us and say goodbye, we luv all yall! Let’s get wild!
Grace Vonderkuhn www.gracevonderkuhn.bandcamp.com
Infinity Knives + Randi www.soundcloud.com/jon-reed-9

Carolyn Malachi LIVE in Baltimore
8PM & 9:30PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
Carolyn Malachi, the Grammy-nominated songstress hailing from Washington, DC, is a shining example of how music truly is universal. Her vocal talents, breathtaking live performances, and songwriting acumen have served international audiences and wowed music lovers in South Africa, China, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Japan, Haiti, Barbados and beyond. Generating global excitement about American art and delighting local cultures are the just a few of the qualities that, according to MTV, make her “An R&B artist to obsess over.” Using her music and social media platforms as forces for good, Malachi, a Fulbright-Hays grant recipient, advocates for equal access to education and technology. In addition she contributes lifestyle articles to Black Enterprise Magazine and Sophisticate’s Black Hair Magazine.
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SHOW: BIG Mainstage Friday
9PM – 10PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Ready to see the best of the best? Then get yourself to BIG’s Mainstage! Okay sure, some might say, doesn’t BIG only have one stage? Yes, that’s true but this is still our main one. If we add stages down the line they will have different names. Featuring Old City and Hostel. We are happy to make all of our May shows free. Please donate if you’d like to help BIG keep our shows free forever!
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Psych’d Out: Ignant Edition
9PM – 2AM
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore
PSYCH’D is not just returning, but this will be our LAST show in Baltimore. We have special things coming and we wanted to make sure that this version of PSYCH”D OUT is special.

Comedy Night with Shane Gillis
9PM – 12AM
Five and Dime Ale House
901 W 36th St, Baltimore
Join us for our next Comedy Night! The event is free andShane Gillis – Winner of Magoobys Joke House New Comic of the Year, will headline. The event will also feature Mike QuindlenBeth HaydonReid Clark Comedy & Elizabeth Danger Norman. Your host is Dark Mark Mark Joyner Doors are at 9:00, show at 9:30. See you there!

Soul Cannon May 25th with 3LON, DYYO and Nina Gala!
9PM – ?
Ottobar
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore
Soul Cannon at Ottobar with guests 3LON, Dyyo + kzmiblzf, and Nina Gala.
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Saturday, May 26

Waterfront Wellness
May 26- Sep 16, 7AM – 10AM
West Shore Park – Inner Harbor
501 Light Street, Baltimore
Waterfront Wellness is a series designed to make health and wellness easy for our local community. Medifast and its lifestyle brand, OPTAVIA, have a shared mission to offer the world lifelong transformation, one healthy habit at a time. This mission will be brought to life through this summer series, and supports a healthier future in our neighborhoods and the harbor. Together, Medifast and Waterfront Partnership hope to ignite healthy habits within our community! Free fitness classes will run from May 26th through September 16th at West Shore Park. Parking isn’t available on-site but there is street parking on Key Highway and many parking garages located around the Inner Harbor.
Register Free Here

Baltimore Herb Fest 2018
9:30AM – 3PM
Gwynns Falls Leakin Park
1920 Eagle Drive, Gwynn Oak
The 31st annual Baltimore Herb Festival! In addition to shopping the 50+ plant and garden vendors, entertainment will include two bands, free rides on real miniature steam trains, and herb and gardening lectures. A choice of delicious options are available for sale for lunch from local food trucks. Admission is $7 for adults, children 12 and under free. Parking is free. The Baltimore Herb Festival, established in 1987, came into being as a fund-raising project to support the care, maintenance, and repair of the 1859 Winans Chapel in Leakin Park while also promoting the value of using and growing herbs through an annual festival.

Balticon 52
May 25-28
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore
Over 300 Hours of Multi-Track Programming featuring authors, publishers, editors, artists, scientists, musicians and other creative SF luminaries. Join over sixteen hundred SF fans for the area’s largest and longest running convention of its kind! Visit our huge art show, dealer’s room, concerts, gaming room and video room. Everything Science Fiction and Fantasy in one huge package.Join members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society as we embark on the second fifty years of Balticon, the premier non-profit, fan-run Science Fiction Convention in the Mid-Atlantic region.
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Free Yoga in Center Plaza
May 12-Oct 27, 10AM – 11AM
Center Plaza
120 W Fayette St, Baltimore
Center Plaza hosts free outdoor fitness classes from May through October. Find your zen at our weekly free outdoor yoga class in Center Plaza, taught by Brick Bodies Fitness Services. Bring a mat, a water bottle, and a friend!

Ice Cream Making with Taharka Bros
11AM – 2PM
School of Food
1412 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore
Up those summer culinary skills with our guest ice cream chef instructor and local fan favorite – Taharka Bros. Learn the techniques behind making your very own ice cream plus how to add your favorite flavor components (hint: it’s all about the base!). In this class, Taharka Bros. will share the story behind their own ice cream (and social enterprise) as well as take you through the process of making a classic Taharka ice cream base. After that, you’ll team up to tackle your own uniquely flavored ice cream bases, plus share the stories that inspired them.
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Station North Flea Market
12PM – 4PM
Station North Flea Market
12 w north ave, Baltimore
Station North Flea Market returns to the Windup Space May 26th! SNFM happens the last Saturday of every month from April through November. Signup opens on the first day of each month.

BB&T Presents Brew At The Zoo
1PM – 7PM, Sat & Sun
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
1 Safari Place, Baltimore
Raise a glass to wildlife this Memorial Day weekend at the biggest Zoo fundraiser of the year and one of the most wildly popular summer festivals in Baltimore. Enjoy good times with the animals featuring unlimited beer sampling and much more!
Tickets include: Unlimited sampling of 80+ brews, Live music from a six-pack of great bands over two days including As If 90’s tribute band and Kelly Bell Band, Access to dozens of the best local food and artisan vendors, All day admission to the Zoo (the Zoo is open 9:30am-6pm on Brew event days).
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Binology 103: Gin
2PM – 3:30PM
Bin 604
604 South Exeter Street, BaltimoreWith roots back to the 13th century, this cheerful and herbaceous spirit has evolved in a myriad of different directions in the intervening centuries. So join us as we discover some of the more interesting stylistic expressions of this classic beverage. Tickets are $39
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Maryland Deathfest XVI
May 24-27
Ottobar, Rams Head Live, Baltimore Soundstage
Baltimore, MD
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.
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Murder Mystery Dinner
7PM – 10PM
Ikaros Restaurant
4901 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
Totally 80’s, Totally Murder! Poison Ratenstein is in town for a killer concert, but his fans may be looking for a refund after this twisted tour turns tragic with a murder and a mystery to solve. This radical show could be super lame if no one can solve who was buggin’ so we can all cool out and get the show started! Help the crowd and the detective figure out who ruined this totally tubular night, so everyone can, like, take a chill pill. Make sure you are dressed with the times or someone may ask you to bag your head! Grab your most righteous ‘80s concert gear to rock out in style while you solve a crime with your friends. Jean jackets and spandex leggings, big hair, bangles, leg warmers, and ripped jeans will be all the rage at this rocking night of mystery.
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SHOW: Casually Dope
7PM – 8PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Casually Dope invites you to start your Saturday night with us. Turning the stories of our community into comedy, each show we’ll invite a guest or just chop it up with audience and use those discussions to create a show like none other. You might learn something, you might not, but you’ll definitely leave full of laughter. All BIG Shows are FREE in MAY! But please reserve so we know you’re coming!
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The Jasons, Huntingtons, Beatnik Termites, Dead End Lane
7PM – 11PM
The Raven Inn
8636 Loch Raven Blvd, Baltimore
Featuring: The Jasons, Huntingtons, Beatnik Termites, and Dead End Lane
$7 Admission.

The Muckrakers / Trigger 13 and more at The Depot
7PM – 11PM
TheDepot Baltimore
1728 N Charles St, Baltimore
The Muckrakers(NY) are coming back to TheDepot Baltimore, this time on tour promoting their EP, “The Album’s Off”! Joining them on stage is: Trigger 13Ryan’s Acoustic RiotKusa (VA), and Without The Accent.

Nature of the Beats: Mindset W/ Pluto Era, Homemade Spaceship
8PM – 1:45AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
Whether you consider yourself a music enthusiast or just want to dance and meet new friends, NATURE OF THE BEATS will satisfy your soul. This brand new dance music experience features the finest cuts of deep house, swing, funk, disco, underground hip hop, and more while exploring new genres and paying tribute to the classics.
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Darsombra / Blueberry / Moss Garden
8PM – 12AM
Joe Squared
33 W North Ave, Baltimore
Come join us Saturday May 26 at Downsquares for a night of sonic sweetness!
Darsombra www.darsombra.com
Blueberry (Greensboro NC) https://blbrry.bandcamp.com/
Moss Garden

2018 Baltimore Drag Awards
8PM – 12AM
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
IT’S BACK! THE 2018 BALTIMORE DRAG AWARDS ARE HERE! Hosted by Betty O’Hellno & Brooklyn Heights. And your performers for the 2018 Baltimore Drag Awards are BABY/Bryan TarkaIyana Deschanel, VENUS FASTRADA/Codey Odachowski (Venus Fastrada )Shaunda Leer, WASHINGTON HEIGHTS/Kyle Sharp, as well as your hosts Betty O’Hellno and Brooklyn Heights! This years theme and dress attire is Metallic Mistress! You must follow the dress theme. Doors and cocktail hour will begin at 8pm & Showtime will begin promptly at 9pm.
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Lou Room Live
8PM – 10:30PM
Charm City Comedy Project
1023 W 36th St, Baltimore
Acts: Banana PhoneTopiaryScrappleOLGA, with Host Diana Keating. What’s got our hearts beating so fast? It’s Lou Room Live, the night of the month we just can’t wait for! Get pumped for a serious party, packed with acts to satisfy your need for an adrenaline rush. Come get your swerve on with standup from host Diana Keating, then we’ll get sweaty on the floor with Bmore duo OLGA and Charm City indies Scrapple. Post-break, we’ll chill out with a set from Baltimore indie team Topiary before we wind down the night with a double set from CCCP house team Banana Phone! $5 cash at the door, or buy them online up until 7:30 PM the day of the show. This show is presented by Charm City Comedy Project in The Lou Costello Room upstairs at Zissimos Bar.
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Calls/Time Columns/ Ardor / Sam Cooper at The Windup Space
8PM – 1AM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
A night of post rock / math rock with some prog and psych rock in an art space? A guaranteed recipe for good vibes. Check out the musicians below!
CALLS – Loop based post rock (on tour from NY)
Time Columns – Experimental / Prog rock
Ardor – Instrumental Prog metal
Sam Cooper & The Sleepwalkers – Art rock

The Legendary Gary Bartz Quartet
Saturday 8PM & 9:30PM, Sunday 4PM & 6PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
The Legendary Gary Bartz Quartet celebrates Memorial Weekend. Gary Bartz was described by jazz critic Stanley Crouch as “one of the very best who has ever picked up the instrument.” He has recorded more  than 40 solo albums and over 200 as a guest artist.  He won a Grammy Award in 2005 for his playing on  McCoy   Tyner ‘s   album, Illuminations. Bartz was awarded the BNY Mellon Jazz 2015 Living Legacy Award, presented at a special ceremony at  The Kennedy Center. He currently teaches at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio, when he’s not touring.
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The Experience 2: “Because Of You” Album Release
8PM – ?
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore
Tru Entertainment Presents: The Experience 2: “Because Of You” Album Release Concert at Metro Gallery featuring Phizzals, Results, Mani Marino, Neffi Raps, Jenni Dimepeace, Jayohh, and special guests!
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SHOW: Fade to Black presents “We Need a Hero”
8PM – 9PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Pow! Zap! Blam! Fade to Black, an improv comedy troupe, is back with another explosive improvised movie spectacular. Join FTB edition as they put on “We Need A Hero” – an improvised Superhero movie. Gotham has Batman, New York has Spider-Man. Join FTB as we create the hero that Baltimore needs. FTB will take a suggestion of a problem in Baltimore or an emblem of our city and craft an action-packed movie filled with special effects, costume changes and most important, the epic contest between good and evil. All BIG Shows are FREE in MAY! But please reserve so we know you’re coming!
RSVP Free Here

Life or Theatre?—based on the life and work of Charlotte Salomon
8PM – 9:30PM, May 24-June 17, Thur-Sun
The Annex Theater
219 Park Ave, Baltimore
Life or Theatre? Written and Directed by Carly J. Bales. Based on the life and work of Charlotte Salomon. Life or Theatre? explodes the work and subconscious of the 20th century expressionist painter Charlotte Salomon on stage, fusing her autobiographical prose and expressionist painting with classical music, cinema, and theatre into a singular expression of her self – a demand by a young woman to exist in a world that demanded otherwise.
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Bad Jews
May 25-June 24, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
Vagabond Players, Inc.
806 S Broadway, Baltimore
There’s nothing like a death in the family to bring out the worst in people. When a beloved grandfather dies and a treasured family heirloom with sacred significance is up for grabs, just who is the most deserving heir? Joshua Harmon’s blistering comedy raises provocative questions about religious identity and observance.
Buy Tickets Here

Love, Loss & What I Wore
May 18- June 10, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
Spotlighters Theatre
817 Saint Paul St, Baltimore
Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a collection of intimate stories complied by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1995 book (Love, Loss, …) by Ilene Beckerman. A series of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black. The subject matter of the monologues includes women’s relationships and wardrobes and at times the interaction of the two, using the female wardrobe as a time capsule of a woman’s life.
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Incredibly Dead!
May 11-June 3, Fri & Sat 8PM – 10:30PM, Sun 4PM
Zion Church Of the City Of Baltimore
400 East Lexington Street, Baltimore
From the Baltimore Rock Opera Society, A B-horror homage with dastardly heroes, maniacal villains, and insane antics! Nearly twenty years ago, General Maximilian Morder devised a plan to bring order to the world with the aid of a mysterious goo. Things didn’t pan out. Now, the elixir is in the hands of Reggie and Silas Cryptz – two moronic morticians who have drawn the vile ire of a family they’ve cheated in the past. The antics of our heroes will lead to monstrous results, and a dire intersection with fate. “Incredibly Dead!” is pure B-horror: cheap thrills, intestine-length twists, and blood-drenched fun. The show is set to rockin’ tunes that pay homage to spine-tingling classics, and will sever tapping toes! This is pure, unadulterated fun (lots of people die, but we swear, you’re going to enjoy watching them die). Due to adult language and people like, you know, dying and what not, we consider the show rated “R.”
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Alice in Wonderland By Eva Le Gallienne & Florida Friebus
April 27-May 27, Fri – Sat 8PM, Sat & Sun 2PM
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
7 South Calvert Street, Baltimore
This fantastical tale, full of clever wordplay and timeless characters, is as beloved by adults as by children. “Curiouser and curiouser,” Alice’s adventures reveal her pluck, innocence, resourcefulness, and imagination. Come with us to a day-glo Wonderland of absurd riddles, amazing creatures, and dazzling costumes and puppets that are both contemporary and inspired by the classic illustrations of Sir John Tenneil. Bring your kids! Bring your parents! Alice will entertain your whole family.
ALICE SPECIAL EVENTS: Mother’s Day Mad Hatter Tea Party, Psychedelic Wonderland Night, and more. Tell a teacher: Four school matinees will be scheduled in addition to our main stage productions. For school matinee details, contact Ron Heneghan or Robby Rose by email or call 410.244.8571, Ext. 113.
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SHOW: Power Hour
9PM – 10:15PM
The BIG Theater
1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Ready to see the best of the best? It’s BIG’s Power Hour! Featured troupes are GUS, Lekker and Training for Prom. All BIG Shows are FREE in MAY! But please reserve so we know you’re coming!
RSVP Free Here

Harajuku Haven
9PM – 1:45AM
Club Orpheus
1003 E Pratt St, Baltimore
Join us the last Saturday of every month as Club Orpheus becomes a J-fashion haven. Resident DJs Nevermore and Carbon Cyber will be spinning new music and timeless favorites from Japan’s underground scenes, featuring J-core, J-rock, J-pop and everything in between. Orpheus features a spacious dance floor, chill upstairs lounge area, and a well-stocked bar with kawaii Drink Specials. At midnight the DJ stage transforms into a Harajuku Fashion Walk, where you can showcase your signature style, or discover something completely new! Come dressed to impress in Lolita, Decora, Visual Kei, Mori Girl- whatever your favorite Japanese Street Fashion is! 18+ to enter, 21+ to drink

Sunday, May 27

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Bike & Brunch Tours: Baltimore City Tour
10AM – 2PM
Harbor East Bike Share Station
645 South President Street, Baltimore
Get to know Baltimore beyond the harbor and standard tourist attractions. Come alone, bring friends, or bring family. Whether you are on a weekend getaway, local and looking for a new activity with friends, considering moving to the city and want to learn more first, or just want to get out, join us. This ride includes popular sites along the Baltimore Harbor waterfront, culture in the city center, and the history, legacy, and culture of nearby historically black communities, landmarks, and popular hubs of today’s movers and shakers. This is a one of a kind casual tour that aims to exude positive vibes, treat our communities and the residents with respect, and nourish the mind and belly. Maybe you will even make a new friend or two. Ride, see Baltimore, have fun….and of course have brunch!
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Balticon 52
May 25-28
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore
Over 300 Hours of Multi-Track Programming featuring authors, publishers, editors, artists, scientists, musicians and other creative SF luminaries. Join over sixteen hundred SF fans for the area’s largest and longest running convention of its kind! Visit our huge art show, dealer’s room, concerts, gaming room and video room. Everything Science Fiction and Fantasy in one huge package.Join members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society as we embark on the second fifty years of Balticon, the premier non-profit, fan-run Science Fiction Convention in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Registration Info Here

35th Annual SOWEBO Arts and Music Festival
12PM – 8PM
Hollins Market
1100 Hollins Street, Baltimore
This year we will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of the festival! The Sowebo Arts and Music Festival takes place every year on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. It is an always free and utterly unique festival surrounding the historic Hollins Market. This event is all about bringing together local music, local visual artists and entertainers, great food, community engagement, and fun for all ages. For 35 years, Sowebofest has kicked off the Summer festival season in Baltimore. The City Paper has proclaimed us the Best Festival in Baltimore for many years.
Highlights include: 3 Stages Featuring Live Music All Day, Multiple Art Galleries, Food trucks, local food, local beer, Mayor’s Mobile Workforce Center, Kids’ Alley, Craft Rumble, Sip & Paint, and Interactive arts for all ages, Over 100 Vendor Booths, and a Mural Wall.

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Points South Baltimore Drag Queen Brunch
12PM – 3PM
Points South Latin Kitchen
1640 Thames St, Baltimore
Every Sunday, join us for a drag show and food buffet from 12:00pm-2:30pm! Guests can arrive at 11:30am. $30 all you can eat buffet. Baltimore’s #1 Drag Brunch!
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Queens Who Brunch
12PM – 2PM
Nest Nightclub
2022 North Charles Street, Baltimore
Every Sunday, Nest LIVE presents Queens Who Brunch, the most fabulous drag brunch in Baltimore! Now an 18+ event! Featuring rotating hosts including Betty WhitecastleLizzie BeaumontDiamond Taylor, and Brie Devine AND a rotating cast of hilarious, fierce queens! $27.95 gets you a ticket to the show and an all-you-can-eat GRAND BUFFET! Don’t forget our $12 bottomless mimosas OR Bloody Mary bar!
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The UKG Summer Social / The ynot lot
12PM – 9PM
The Ynot Lot
4 W North Ave, Baltimore
Please join UKG Social for our next UKG Social Block Party! The UKG Social brings you another groove-filled day of UK Garage, House, and Funk with Baltimore’s best and most dedicated DJ’s in the DMV.
Featuring: Chris Brooks, Jay Gray, and DJ Dyrti. With support from resident DJs Scott EdmondsD.j. OmnibudBrother PinchKENNY99DJ T.E., Hosted By Mc Twisty.

Chariot Festival & Festival of India 2018
12PM – 6PM
McKeldin Fountain
101 E Pratt St, Baltimore
Parade starts 12 Noon near Maryland Science Center. Festival of India – 2PM -7PM at McKeldin Square (Corner of Pratt & Light St.) FREE vegetarian Feast l Live Music, dance & Drama | Cultural Exhibits l Gift Shops l Books on yoga & Meditation l FAMILY FUN & MORE l FREE ADMISSION !

BB&T Presents Brew At The Zoo
1PM – 7PM, Sat & Sun
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
1 Safari Place, Baltimore
Raise a glass to wildlife this Memorial Day weekend at the biggest Zoo fundraiser of the year and one of the most wildly popular summer festivals in Baltimore. Enjoy good times with the animals featuring unlimited beer sampling and much more!
Tickets include: Unlimited sampling of 80+ brews, Live music from a six-pack of great bands over two days including As If 90’s tribute band and Kelly Bell Band, Access to dozens of the best local food and artisan vendors, All day admission to the Zoo (the Zoo is open 9:30am-6pm on Brew event days).
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RTV presents: #gothbrunch
1PM – 3PM
Rocket To Venus
3360 Chestnut Ave, Baltimore
The ladies are back!! Our special lady friends are taking over brunch again Sunday May the 25th As members of Rough Trade, Gay Bash and the Haus Ov Deathglam come together to bring you the darkest daytime drag in Baltimore. Featuring a drag brunch followed by an afternoon-tea-style dance, with all the Cold Wave, electo-trash, and weirdo disco you’ve come to exxxpect from Baltimore’s sleaziest queer party. GOTHBRUNCH: the rules are simple. Wake up in last night’s look. You can subtract no makeup, only add black. Cover up daytime-inappropriate outfit with only mesh. Walk-of-shame hair cannot be brushed, only veiled or entombed in a church hat. Hosted by Sextia N’eight and DJ’d by Teara Newhole. Featuring performances by GAYBASH: Donna Slash // Salvadora Dali // Jane Saw // JaxKnife Complex and KUNJ // Pariah Sinclair // Venus Fastrada

Bad Jews
May 25-June 24, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
Vagabond Players, Inc.
806 S Broadway, Baltimore
There’s nothing like a death in the family to bring out the worst in people. When a beloved grandfather dies and a treasured family heirloom with sacred significance is up for grabs, just who is the most deserving heir? Joshua Harmon’s blistering comedy raises provocative questions about religious identity and observance.
Buy Tickets Here

Love, Loss & What I Wore
May 18- June 10, Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
Spotlighters Theatre
817 Saint Paul St, Baltimore
Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a collection of intimate stories complied by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1995 book (Love, Loss, …) by Ilene Beckerman. A series of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black. The subject matter of the monologues includes women’s relationships and wardrobes and at times the interaction of the two, using the female wardrobe as a time capsule of a woman’s life.
Buy Tickets Here

Alice in Wonderland By Eva Le Gallienne & Florida Friebus
April 27-May 27, Fri – Sat 8PM, Sat & Sun 2PM
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
7 South Calvert Street, Baltimore
This fantastical tale, full of clever wordplay and timeless characters, is as beloved by adults as by children. “Curiouser and curiouser,” Alice’s adventures reveal her pluck, innocence, resourcefulness, and imagination. Come with us to a day-glo Wonderland of absurd riddles, amazing creatures, and dazzling costumes and puppets that are both contemporary and inspired by the classic illustrations of Sir John Tenneil. Bring your kids! Bring your parents! Alice will entertain your whole family.
ALICE SPECIAL EVENTS: Mother’s Day Mad Hatter Tea Party, Psychedelic Wonderland Night, and more. Tell a teacher: Four school matinees will be scheduled in addition to our main stage productions. For school matinee details, contact Ron Heneghan or Robby Rose by email or call 410.244.8571, Ext. 113.
Buy Tickets Here

Reggae Spin Cycle’s Sensational Main Event
3PM – 7PM
Waverly Brewing Company
1625 Union Avenue Suite C, Baltimore
Don King presents Reggae Spin Cycle at Waverly Brewing Company! Sunday May 27th (Memorial Day Weekend) 3-7pm! You won’t want to miss this great card of amazing brews and stellar reggae tunes! It’s a sensational main event so mark your calendars now!

Incredibly Dead!
May 11-June 3, Fri & Sat 8PM – 10:30PM, Sun 4PM
Zion Church Of the City Of Baltimore
400 East Lexington Street, Baltimore
From the Baltimore Rock Opera Society, A B-horror homage with dastardly heroes, maniacal villains, and insane antics! Nearly twenty years ago, General Maximilian Morder devised a plan to bring order to the world with the aid of a mysterious goo. Things didn’t pan out. Now, the elixir is in the hands of Reggie and Silas Cryptz – two moronic morticians who have drawn the vile ire of a family they’ve cheated in the past. The antics of our heroes will lead to monstrous results, and a dire intersection with fate. “Incredibly Dead!” is pure B-horror: cheap thrills, intestine-length twists, and blood-drenched fun. The show is set to rockin’ tunes that pay homage to spine-tingling classics, and will sever tapping toes! This is pure, unadulterated fun (lots of people die, but we swear, you’re going to enjoy watching them die). Due to adult language and people like, you know, dying and what not, we consider the show rated “R.”
Buy Tickets Here

Maryland Deathfest XVI
May 24-27
Ottobar, Rams Head Live, Baltimore Soundstage
Baltimore, MD
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.
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The Legendary Gary Bartz Quartet
Saturday 8PM & 9:30PM, Sunday 4PM & 6PM
An die Musik
409 N Charles St, Baltimore
The Legendary Gary Bartz Quartet celebrates Memorial Weekend. Gary Bartz was described by jazz critic Stanley Crouch as “one of the very best who has ever picked up the instrument.” He has recorded more  than 40 solo albums and over 200 as a guest artist.  He won a Grammy Award in 2005 for his playing on  McCoy   Tyner ‘s   album, Illuminations. Bartz was awarded the BNY Mellon Jazz 2015 Living Legacy Award, presented at a special ceremony at  The Kennedy Center. He currently teaches at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio, when he’s not touring.
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Plant Care 101
5:30PM – 7PM
B.Willow
220 West 27th, Baltimore
Learn all of the basics to indoor gardening. You’ll have a bright green thumb in no time! Workshop includes a detailed Plant Care booklet, air plant, and choice of 4″ plant that we will pot together towards the close of the workshop. Choose from an assortment of vintage & repurposed containers to plant in! Sorry, no discount given if you bring your own container, but feel free to bring your own pots to plant in during regular shop hours. $40 ticket includes all supplies. For beverages during the workshop, feel free to BYOB! Workshop attendees will also receive 15% off plant purchases before or after the workshop!
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Life or Theatre?—based on the life and work of Charlotte Salomon
8PM – 9:30PM, May 24-June 17, Thur-Sun
The Annex Theater
219 Park Ave, Baltimore
Life or Theatre? Written and Directed by Carly J. Bales. Based on the life and work of Charlotte Salomon. Life or Theatre? explodes the work and subconscious of the 20th century expressionist painter Charlotte Salomon on stage, fusing her autobiographical prose and expressionist painting with classical music, cinema, and theatre into a singular expression of her self – a demand by a young woman to exist in a world that demanded otherwise.
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Operation Takeover Counterfeit Casper Kliptic Nqust B2B Synnx
8PM – 1:30AM
The 8×10
10 E Cross St, Baltimore
This will be a Baltimore bass filled night! Lineup: Counterfeit Casper (dubstep), SoundCloud.com/wesmac19, Kliptic (dubstep/riddim), N’Qust b2b Syvnx (riddim), Beats & Pc (deep house).
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Goodbye Sam! Post Pink, Flusher, Romantic States & Hothead
8PM – 11PM
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
Unregistered Nurse Booking presents…GOODBYE SAM!!!!! Sam is moving to the west coast, come tell her bye. Post Pink (last show for ??? obviously, their drummer is moving), Flusher, Romantic States, & Hothead. $8

Get Silly Sundays Open Mic
8PM – 11PM
The Lou Costello Room
1023 W 36th St, Baltimore
Garrett Hardy Harvest hosts his Get Silly Sundays Open Mic every 2nd and 4th Sunday in The Lou Costello Room! Sign up starts at 7, show begins at 8! Sign up on site. Great drink specials all night with Tad behind the bar!

Enjoy!

– Lindsey

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