Thursday, November 14.

Black, Women, Food & Power: Join Baltimore artist Krystal Mack for the debut of her temporary installation. Mack will be in conversation Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson, an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of American Studies at University of Maryland College Park (and Author of “Building Houses Out Of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food, and Power”) as well as Cultural Preservationist, Gabrielle Eitienne. 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Walters Art Museum, 1 West Mt. Vernon Place.

Karen & the Sorrows at the Undercroft: Karen & the Sorrows, 50’♀, The Twanger Sisters, Lizzy Greif. 7-11 p.m., The Undercroft, 2629 Huntingdon Ave.

Brown Lecture Series: Colson Whitehead, ‘The Nickel Boys’: Based on the real story of a reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped the lives of thousands of children, “The Nickel Boys” is a devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers. 7-8:30 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St.

Friday, November 15.

PekoPeko Ramen Pop-Up at Suspended Brewing: Japanese curry rice, poached vegetable miso soup, panko fried tofu, and more. 5-9 p.m., Suspended Brewing Company, 912 Washington Blvd.

Saturday, November 16.

Oyfest 6!: The Local Oyster and True Chesapeake Oyster Co. are gathering all the guest shuckers, setting up the annual Oyster Eating Contest, and of course training up the Sauce Patrol. Noon-5 p.m., UNION Craft Brewing, 1700 W. 41st St.

Tire Shop Pop-Up: Bark BBQ: Bark will be slinging smoked meats, delicious sides and desserts, fueled by good times and drinks by Diamondback and Noon-5 p.m., Tire Shop Pop-Up, 2600 N. Howard St.

Poetry Salon: Black Women in Their Splendor: Enjoy poetry readings on black womanhood with three of Baltimore’s rising poets: Lady Brion, international spoken word artist and activist, Hannah V. Sawyer, a Sierra Leonean-American award-winning writer, and Mecca Morphosis, the Former Youth Poet Ambassador of Baltimore City. 1-2:30 p.m., Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St., $8-$10.

WDLY Presents: Beat Karaoke (90s Edition): WDLY is back again with another karaoke fundraiser for our favorite independent journalism platform. Let’s raise money for The Baltimore Beat by singing hits from the 90s. Show up and show out in your best 90s themed attire. 7-11 p.m., Motor House, 120 W. North Ave., $10.

Freedom: An evening of LGBTQ storytelling: What does it mean to be free? FreeState Justice is proud to present eight powerhouse LGBTQ storytellers giving us their takes on the theme FREEDOM. Some will make you laugh, some will touch your heart, all will make you see the world in a different way. Fans of Stoop Storytelling and The Moth won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind night. 7-10 p.m., Baltimore Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St., $10.

Mirrors Film Screening: Enjoy refreshments and mingling time with the production crew before the featured film. There will be a Q & A session at the conclusion of the film. There will also be Baltimore-originated small businesses that are ready to showcase their products throughout the event. 6-9 p.m., Impact Hub: Baltimore, 10 E. North Ave.

Sunday, November 17.

Wine and Wings Kickback: Flavorful wings and tasty wines. 4-8 p.m., Eubie Black National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard St., $10-$20.

Baltimore Kings of Poetry: Baltimore Kings of Poetry is the sequel show to Lady Brion‘s previous show Baltimore Queens of Poetry. It will feature some of the foremost spoken word artists in the country including Lamar Anthony Hill, Slangston Hughes, Black Chakra, Rasheed Copeland, and Archie The Messager. 5-8 p.m., La Famalia Arts and Media Center, 836 Guilford Ave., $20.

Monday, November 18.

Third Mondays: Monthly Vegan Takeover: Only vegan pizzas, plus taste test new pizzas. 6-9 p.m., Paulie Gee’s Hampden, 3535 Chestnut Ave.

Flickering Treasures’ Reading at Cross Keys: Reading and conversation with author-photographer Amy Davis. Book signing to follow. 6:30-7:20 p.m., Cross Keys Village Club, 5100 Falls Rd.

Tuesday, November 19.

Open Gaming & STAR WARS Tuesdays: Free open gaming. 5-10:30 p.m., No Land Beyond, 2125 Maryland Ave.

Wednesday, November 20.

Drag Bingo at The Charles: Six rounds of Bingo broken up with performances, competitions, and witty dialogue. 7-10 p.m., The Charles Baltimore, 1110 S. Charles St.

Roundtable Discussion: Baltimore 1968: Johns Hopkins University and the Lewis present a roundtable discussion with former Black Panther Eddie Conway and lifelong activist Ralph Moore as they discuss their personal experiences as activists in late 1960s Baltimore. 6:30 p.m., Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St., $10-$12.

Thursday, November 21.

Sip & Shine: An After-Hours Experience: An after-hours experience with wine, scavenger hunt, and art workshop. 6-9 p.m., American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, $30-$35.

In Our Own Words: Reading Series: Poetry readings and words. 6-8 p.m., Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard St.

Baltimore Beer Night: Immerse yourself in Baltimore’s brewing industry—past and present—during this discussion with local brewers and reception featuring tastings from each company. 6:30-9 p.m., Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, $40-$5.

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Lisa Snowden is Editor-in-Chief and cofounder of Baltimore Beat. Previously, she was an editor at Baltimore City Paper, Baltimore Sun, and The Real News Network. Her work has also appeared in Essence,...