Arts, Music, Food, Film, and More—6/20-6/27

Documentary, screening at the Parkway, explores the sexual and social identity of contemporary Black America

Thursday, June 20.

Focacciatown: An Operetta by Lex Brown: Set in a trendy bakery on a military base in a medieval future, this melodrama collapses large-scale political issues such as national defense, border control, and artificial intelligence with lifestyle branding, the nuclear family, and a destabilized news cycle. Featuring music composed by Lex Brown and Molly Joyce and performances by Brown, Sam Garrett, and Atticus Hebson. 7-8:30 p.m., Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive.

Us and Us Only / RVBY MY DEAR / Micah E Wood / Sugar Glass: Live music. 7-11 p.m., The Undercroft, 2629 Huntingdon Ave.

Friday, June 21.

Opening: “This One’s for the Ladies”: Documentary explores the sexual and social identity of contemporary Black America through intimate, eye opening and often hilarious accounts from women and men who find love and community in the underground world of exotic dancing. Showtimes vary. The Parkway, 5 W. North Ave.

An Elegant Rendezvous with Joyce J. Scott: An Evening of Song and Stories: Joyce J. Scott, world-renowned artist, educator and vocalist, launches the new program to benefit the Peale. 8 p.m., The Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture, 225 Holliday St., $50-$100.

Saturday, June 22.

Big Splash 2019: Free, family-friendly event offers pool-side entertainment, music, fun and food. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Boys & Girls Club-Metropolitan, 1200 Gusryan St.

Crab, Wine, and Beer Festival: All you care to taste festival with crabs, beer, arts, live music, and more. 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Harbor Point, 1310 Point St., $30-$59.

Summer Solstice Festival: A festival-style celebration of the best low-intervention winemakers from around the world pouring. 2 p.m.,  Burnt Hill Farm, 25001 Burnt Hill Rd., Clarksburg.

SUMMERTHING presented by Hello Addie + The Sandlot: A day in the sand with drinks, food, shopping, and music. 2-10 p.m., Sandlot, 1000 Wills St.

My Big Fat Ghetto Cookout 2: Food, drinks, games, and more. 5-9 p.m., Cherry Hill Urban Community Garden, 900 Cherry Hill Rd.

Live at the BBQ Street Party: Bboy/Bgirl battle, Baltimore Club battle, and more. 5-10 p.m., Graffiti Alley, Howard St. and W. 19 ½ St.

Letters and Drinks – One Night Only in Baltimore: Concert experience, fireside chat, food provided by Ekiben, a dessert for coffee lovers provided by Vent Coffee Roasters, and a cash beer station provided by Union Craft brewing. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Vent Coffee Roasters @ Union Collective, 1700 W. 41st St., $25.

Yellowhammer Abortion Fund Show: The Yellowhammer Fund provides funding for anyone seeking care at one of Alabama’s three abortion clinics and will help with other barriers to access (travel, lodging, etc.) as well as able. 8-11 p.m., Joe Squared, 33 W. North Ave. $10.

A Midsummer Night’s Bash: A midsummer evening of drinking, dancing, and merriment. 8:30-11:30 p.m., Single Carrot Theatre, 2600 N. Howard St. $10-$20.

90’s Diggity Dance Party: Electro funk, New Jack Swing, and Hip Hop from the 1990’s. 9 p.m., The Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St.

Play it Cool @ Motor House: Play It Cool features local and national DJs playing hip-hop, R&B, reggae and rare grooves from the 80s, 90s and 2000s. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m., Motor House, 120 W. North Ave., $10.

Sunday, June 23.

Summer Solstice Yoga Celebration: Celebrate the summer solstice with YogaWorks Federal Hill at the American Visionary Art Museum. 10-11 a.m., American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway.

AoA Courtyard Craft and Flea: Event features over 30 local vendors including Dear Globe Coffee, Wild Kombucha, Oysters and DJ James Nasty. Noon-6 p.m., The Alchemy of Art, 1637 Eastern Ave.

Day Party – Charity Event – Benefiting Homeless and Less Fortunate: Event features Shorty’s Boot Legg BBQ and Music by DJ SWBlendz. 1-4 p.m., 407 E. Saratoga St.

Rosé in the Garden: Sip rosé while enjoying food from excellent Downtown restaurants like The Elephant, Points South, Latin Kitchen, Sobo Café, and more. 2-6 p.m., Preston Gardens, 400 St.Paul St., $60.

Monday, June 24.

Screening: “Baltimore’s Strange Fruit”: Free screening of “Baltimore’s Strange Fruit,” a film by Eric Jackson and Maddie Hardy. Screening will be followed by a director’s talk and productive conversation about next steps for food sovereignty in Baltimore. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., City Garage, 101 Dickman St.

HAMILTUNES at Everyman: This community event gives you the opportunity to share your obsession with other HamilFans while you take your shot at the mic performing the greatest soundtrack of all time. 6-9:30 p.m., Everyman Theatre, 315 W. Fayette St., $17.76.

Tuesday, June 25.

Trap Yoga: Hood + Sip: Trap Yoga is a submersion into culture and interaction. 8 p.m., Pipe Dreamz, 407 N. Charles St., $15.

Screening: “Paris is Burning”: Landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and Latinx Harlem drag ball scene. 9:15-10:30 p.m., The Senator Theatre, 5904 York Rd., $7-$10.

Wednesday, June 26.

Hump Day Funday Happy Hour: Drink specials and more. 8-10 p.m., Select Lounge, 415 N. Paca St.

Thursday, June 27.

sur/reality: a trans art show @ City Hall: sur/reality is Baltimore City Hall’s first-ever art exhibition highlighting the work of local transgender artists from Baltimore. 6-8:30 p.m., Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St.

Art/Sound/Now: Experience the museum’s collections in new ways as musicians provide intriguing soundscapes in the galleries during this summer series. 7-8:30 p.m., The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St.

Phenmonenon: Dyyo Live, Jazzo, Woven–a bimonthly Black band experience. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m., The Crown, 1910 N. Charles St.  

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