Arts, Music, Food, Film, and More—10/17-10/24

Thursday, October 17.

In the Stacks: Part 7: Mezzo-soprano Taylor Boykins and saxophonist Tyrone Page will perform works by contemporary composers Lori Laitman and Michael Hersch. 6:30-7:30 p.m., George Peabody Library, 17 E. Mt. Vernon Place.

Dinner with the Artist at Joe Squared: View art by local artist Benjamin Joseph Jancewicz. 6-7:30 p.m., Joe Squared, 33 W. North Ave.

Writers LIVE! Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives: Haunted and haunting, “How We Fight for Our Lives” tells the story of a young, Black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears. 7-9 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St.

Ducktober Meaganteenth Celebration: Music, cake, and more. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m., The Depot, 1728 N. Charles St.

Friday, October 18.

Baltimore Comic-Con: Returning for three days of comics guests, media guests, retailers, publishers, exhibitors, costume contests, panel discussions, and more. Oct. 18-20, Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St., $50-$500.

Carnivorous Plant Display featuring Pitcher Plants: View the wide variety of trap shapes and colors, and features such as sticky surfaces, digestive enzymes, and hairs that trigger movement. Specimen plants will be on display in the Orchid Room. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Rawlings Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 3100 Swann Drive, $5 suggested donation.

Opening Celebration: Connections 20 Years of Curating: Jordan Faye Block is thrilled to celebrate her curatorial career over the last two decades in the exhibition, Connections: Twenty Years of Curating at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center. 6-10 p.m., Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard St.

Night of 1K Dollys: Celebration of Dolly Parton includes lookalike contest, drag performances, and more. 8 p.m., Rituals: Bar and Venue, 12 W. North Ave.

Tank and the Bangas: With special guest Pell. 8 p.m., Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, $23.

Saturday, October 19.

Sisters Who Can Burn Culinary and Beverage Tasting Event: Women chef-prepared food and beverage samples, live DJ, vendors, workshops, and more. Noon-6 p.m., Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard St.

Pique Collective: Detach Mode v. 5:  Relax and unwind to 75 min of uninterrupted music that is selected to encourage meditation through deep listening.  Participants are invited wear cozy clothes and bring blankets. Yoga mats and eye masks provided to enhance the sensory experience. 8-9:30 p.m., Movement Lab, 301 W 29th Street #2001, $25

Sticky Rice Baltimore Anniversary Party: Drink specials and more. 10 p.m. – 2 a.m., Sticky Rice Baltimore, 1634 Aliceanna St.

Sunday, October 20.

Wine and House Music Festival: Event features DJ TC Flash, DJ Sugar Chris, DJ Fella, and more. 1-7 p.m., $20.

World Food Festival: Mera x Fadensonnen: Join Chefs Anna, Emilienne, Mona and Iman as they come together to prepare a special meal. 5-9 p.m., Fadensonnen, 3 W. 23rd St.

Harvest Festival: Music and performances, activities for kids, health and wellness fair, and more. Noon-4 p.m., Whitelock Community Farm, 930 Whitelock St.

OFF Market Fest: Vendors, food trucks, a Baltimore Chef Showcase hosted by Chef Cat of “Taste Baltimore,” a big screen viewing of the Ravens vs. Seahawks football game, and more. 2-7 p.m., 1100 Wicomico St.

Monday, October 21.

November Project x Suspended YOGA: a night of yoga led by Shawne Brown with the November Project. 6-8:30 p.m., Suspended Brewing Company, 912 Washington Blvd.

Tuesday, October 22.

Decolonize Your Bookshelves with Grace Talusan, The Body Papers: Decolonize Your Bookshelves is a book club founded by blogger and activist Eliza Romero, also known as Aesthetic Distance. The group focuses on Asian American writers who tell stories of struggle and triumph, and explore themes of civil unrest, assimilation, racism, and profound alienation. 6:30-8 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St.

Wednesday, October 23.

Diaspora: Raising F.A.R.M.S: Chef David Thomas and Chef Heather Smith of Blacksmiths are coming together and cooking up a five-course meal with wine pairings to support F.A.R.M.S. 6-9 p.m., Ida B.’s Table, 235 Holliday St., $150.

“Hairspray” at the Senator: Iconic John Waters film features Ricki Lake as Tracy Turnblad. 7:30-9 p.m., The Senator Theatre, 5904 York Rd., $9-$10.

Filthiest Trivia Party: A Fundraiser for John Waters’ “Pecker” Star Walk: Fundraiser includes costume contest, drag show, and more. 9 p.m. – midnight, Golden West Cafe, 1105 W. 36th St.

Thursday, October 24.

LGBTQ Trivia Night: Door prizes, bar specials, 50/50 raffles, and prizes for the best regular and small teams. 7-10 p.m., Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., $5.

Comedy and Cocktails: Event features comedy, paired with Old Line Spirit’s signature liquors. 8-9:30 p.m., Old Line Spirits, 200 S. Janney St., $12-$15.

The Kaleidoscope: An Improv Comedy Experiment: The Kaleidoscope is an improv experiment where friends and strangers get together and do a show. 8:30-9:30 p.m., The BIG Theater, 1727 N. Charles St.

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