Thursday, May 2.

Hot Bits: A Queer Erotic Short Film + Arts Festival: Annual traveling sex and body positive queer erotic short film festival. May 2-3, Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. $9-12.

Game Night at Pitango Bakery: Board games and craft cocktails. 4-9 p.m., Pitango Bakery + Café, 903 S. Ann St.

“Have a Funky Good Time” Happy Hour and Soul Food Cookout Fundraiser: Live music, soul food, and more. Proceeds will help continue free sewing classes for residents in McElderry Park and in community schools. 5-8 p.m., Monument City Brewing Company, 1 N. Haven St., $25.

First Thursday Festival w/ Mt. Joy, Raul Midón, Cautious Clay: Part of Baltimore’s signature free outdoor festival series. 5:30-10 p.m., Canton Waterfront Park, 3001 Boston St.

Friday, May 3.

Masarap Pop-Up at Fadensonnen: Masarap is a pop-up that serves Filipino foods created by Chef Rey Eugenio. 5-10 p.m., Fadensonnen, 3 W. 23rd St.

FUNSHO’s Baltimore EP Release Show: FUNSHO’s Baltimore release show for his new EP “NUMB3RZ.” Also features Gurl, Carlos Cubas, Janelle, Vicu, Sunny Cowell, and DJ Neil Paul. 7-11 p.m., Motor House, 120 W. North Ave.

Cheap City w CURLS, Dakota Condition, and Tomason: Live music. 7-11 p.m., The Undercroft, 2629 Huntingdon Ave.

Save Your Soul w Phast Phreddie: Baltimore’s wildest dance party of lost and found 45 rpm sounds. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m., Lithuanian Hall, 851 Hollins St.

Saturday, May 4.

The Baltimore Mixtape: Music festival happening at the Crown, the Windup Space, and the Ynot Lot. May 4-5. See website for more details. $20-$120.

Get Shredded One Year Anniversary/ SlumParadise and Nile Esthetics Pop Up: Drinks, snacks, and more. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Get Shredded Vintage, 3101 St. Paul St.

MD Food Trucks Foodie Bash: Treats from food trucks around thearea. Noon-4 p.m., Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway.

Cinco De Mayo Celebration: Soulful house and throwback jams with DJ Uzoma and DJ Tweety. Food, art, and more. All ages. Noon – 4:30 p.m., Lexington Market, 400 W. Lexington St.

Cocina Rebelde: Two woman-owned businesses join forces to create a delicious menu. Noon – 7 p.m., Monument City Brewery, 1 N. Haven St.

Highlandtown Wine Festival: Homemade wine, live music, and local arts and crafts venders. 1-6 p.m., 3700 Claremount St. $20.

The Vigil All Night Music Festival: Four stages form a musical compass representing the four elements. May 4 at 6 p.m. – May 5 at 6 a.m., Maryland Institute College of Art, 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave.

Bob Saget: Performance from the Grammy-nominated standup comedian. 8 p.m., Baltimore Soundstage, 124 Market Place, $47.30.

Baltimore Bashment! Dancehall, Soca and Afrobeat Dance Party: Dancehall, soca, and afrobeat hits from DJ Footloose and DJ Shainight. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. Motor House, 120 W. North Ave. $8.

Afro Hours – Baltimore’s Exclusive Afrobeat After Hours: Multicultural after-party. 11:58 p.m. – 4:58 a.m., Ndolo’s Cuisine, 123 N. Clinton St.

Monday, May 6.

Musical Meatless Monday In May: Live music and plant-based food and desserts. 6-9 p.m., The Downtown Cultural Arts Center, 401 N. Howard St. $15-50.

Tuesday, May 7.

Rotunda Farmers Market: Shop from a variety of local food vendors. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Rotunda, 711 W. 40th St.

Drag Queen Bingo: hosted by Evon Michelle and Pariah Sinclair. Golden West Cafe. 9 p.m., 1105 W. 36th St., $5.

Wednesday, May 8.

Maryland Film Festival: Films, shorts, discussions, and more. May 8-12. See website for times and locations.

Shuttered: The Fall Of Beth Steel: Part of photographer Joseph M. Giordano’s 14-year long photography series of the fall of American steel. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway.

Thursday, May 9.

Baltimore Youth Arts Spring Showcase: See what students created during  Baltimore Youth Arts’ spring session. 5-7 p.m., Baltimore Youth Arts, 116 W. Mulberry St.

Tic Toc World’s Interactive Coloring Book Exhibition: Help organizers try to break the Guinness World Record the largest coloring book in the world. Also music, drinks, and more. 5 p.m., Function Coworking Community,
4709 Harford Rd.

Bmore Hip Hop Karaoke – May Edition: Enjoy the best in classic hip hop. Hosted by Eze Jackson and Ellen Gee. 7-10:30 p.m., Motor House, 120 W. North Ave.

Charm City Comedy Festival: Improv, sketch comedy, and more. 7 p.m., Charm City Comedy Project, 1023 W. 36th St., $12.

Tha Funktion: Featuring Mr. 14th & Blkottonkandy. Also free hand stitch art from Crewel Therapy. 10 p.m., The Crown, 1910 N. Charles St. $3-5 donation.

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,...

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