Arts, Music, Food, Film, and More—7/4-7/11

Thursday, July 11.

Testify! A Life’s Time of Emerging Blackness: Ernest Shaw presents Testify! A Life’s Time of Emerging Blackness. 6-8 p.m., Motor House, 120 W. North Ave.

Rope Salon: New to rope? Love rope? Want to work on your skills? Everyone is welcome, all that’s required is an interest in rope. 7 p.m., Sugar the Sex Shop, 1001 W. 36th St., $15.

Flicks from the Hill: Sound of Music Sing-a-long: Special sing-along screening of the movie classic, “Sound of Music,” 8-10 p.m., American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway.

Fatt Butt Rodeo: Baltimore’s sleaziest dance party. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m., Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St.

Friday, July 12.

Holli J’ouvert – Baltimore DC Carnival: The ultimate J’ouvert experience. July 12-13. Druid Hill Park, 900 Druid Park Lake Drive, $20-$140.

Spider Man and Spirits:  Join the Maryland Science Center for cocktails and experiments before catching the late show of “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” 7-8:30 p.m., Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., $20. 

Wine Down: Join sommelier Nicole and Chef Cat for an evening of wine, food, and conversation. 7-9 p.m., 1817 Gough St., $40.

Twilight Swim: Swim at Patterson Park pool. 7-11 p.m., Patterson Park Pool, 148 S. Linwood Ave., $5.

BIG Time with Lisa Snowden-McCray: Baltimore Beat Editor Lisa Snowden-McCray has her life memorialized in a series of made-up, totally unprepared comedy scenes. 8-9 p.m., Baltimore Improv Group at the BIG Theater, 1727 N. Charles.

Saturday, July 13.

Voices of History Street Fair: Join The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, Inc. and the Growing Griots Literacy Program as we showcase our history and culture through the African oral tradition of drumming, dancing, singing, storytelling, spoken word, art and first person oral history presentations of museum wax figures. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Great Blacks in Wax History Museum, 1600 Block of E. North Ave.

Fiesta Latina featuring Orquesta NFuzion, Los Monstros and SalsaNow: The first festival in South Baltimore celebrating salsa dancing. Get to know the diverse culture of South Baltimore, amazing dancers and delicious food. The day includes dance classes, performances, live band concerts and salsa. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Carroll Park, 1500 Washington Blvd.

Bey & The Beat: Beyoncé Karaoke Fundraiser: Come drink, dance, and sing through all of Beyoncé’s spectacular discography. 6-10 p.m., Baltimore Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St., $10.

Trillnatured Presents: Available: Performances from local artists, curated by DJ Trillnatured. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m., The Crown, 1910 N. Charles.

Sunday, July 14.

Happy Nappy Day: Outdoor celebration featuring live music and more. 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Gwynn Oak Park, 5010 Gwynn Oak Ave.

BLK Oasis Baltimore: An Indulgent Self-Care Experience: A thoughtfully-curated blend of self-care, wellness, and pampering sure to slow down your superwoman and introduce a new, pure way to restore. Noon-4 p.m, Knits, Soy, and Metal, 3600 Clipper Mill Rd., $25-$55.

Opening Celebration Every Day: Selections from the Collection: Free performances, workshops, and artist talks in celebration of Every Day: Selections from the Collection—the BMA’s first reinstallation of its Contemporary collection centered on the critical contributions of black artists. 1-5 p.m., The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive.

Monday, July 15.

Dutch Courage at El Tigre: The first installation of our Guest Bartender Series featuring Brendan Dorr of the soon-to-open gin bar Dutch Courage. 7-10 p.m., El Tigre Tiki Bar, 1640 Aliceanna St.

Tuesday, July 16.

Zumba in Hopkins Plaza: Free dance and cardio. 7 p.m., Hopkins Plaza, Lombard and Baltimore St.

Wednesday, July 17.

Gal Pal Book Club: We’re collecting books starring strong female characters for Reading Partners to share with the amazing children who participate in their program. 5:30-8 p.m., Noona’s, 1203 W. Mt. Royal Ave., $20.

Thursday, July 18.

On The Fly at Metro Gallery: A group show celebrating some local and not so local artists, curated specifically for this year’s Artscape festival. 7 p.m., Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles St.

Summer in the Squares: Outcalls: The vocal pop duo Outcalls has been dubbed the “electronic opera queens” of Baltimore. 7-8:30 p.m., Mount Vernon Place, 699 Washington Place.

Art/Sound/Now 5 Year Celebration: In celebration of the 5-year anniversary of Art/Sound/Now, the museum is proud to host artists from previous years once again as they reprise their ART/SOUND/NOW performances. 7-8:30 p.m. The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St.

Can I Kick It? Presents Big Trouble in Little China: A unique film experience, produced by Shaolin Jazz, that caters to the lovers of Martial Arts flicks, the music they inspired and everything else in between. 7:30-10:30 p.m., Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., $9-$12.

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