Solange / Photo courtesy BlackPlanet

Thursday, August 1.

Baltimore Ceasefire Weekend “SAGE: The SNF Parkway and Baltimore Ceasefire 365 are proud to present a free screening of local documentary short film SAGE in honor of Baltimore Ceasefire Weekend. 7-8:30 p.m., The SNF Parkway/Maryland Film Festival, 5 W. North Ave.

Flora: A Botanical Workshop & Cocktail Series in the Garden Room: Sip on flora-inspired cocktails and learn about some fascinating plants. 7-9 p.m., Topside, 612 Cathedral St., $45.

Minas Konsolas: CubiCity Opening Reception: Konsolas was born in Greece and has lived in Baltimore since 1976, where he graduated from MICA.  He is known for employing a variety of artistic styles and techniques, which allows his work to continually evolve. 7-10 p.m., The Alchemy of Art, 1637 Eastern Ave.

Flicks from the Hill: Coraline: An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. 9-11 p.m., American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway

Friday, August 2.

Baltimore Restaurant Week: Two-course brunch and lunch menus range from $12-20, and three-course dinner menus range from $20-$35. Aug. 2-11, various locations.

Dope Body with Wume and Pearl: Live music. 9 p.m., Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles St., $12.

Karaoke Forever: 1st Friday Edition: No cover and lots of songs to choose from. 9 p.m. – 1 a.m., The Crown, 1910 N. Charles St.

Saturday, August 3.

Film Screening: Solange Knowles’ “When I Get Home”: The interdisciplinary performance art film is the companion film to Knowles’ latest album and an exploration of origin and spiritual expedition. 11-11:45 a.m., Lexington Market, 400 W. Lexington St.

Vegan Soulfest 2019: Celebration of veganism and culture. Noon-6 p.m., Clifton Park, 2701 St. Lo Drive.

Solo Gibbs Heritage Festival: Event features DJ Cool Curtis Strong who spins contemporary and old school R&B and hip-hop, and Baltimore-based trumpet player Theljon Allen. 5-8 p.m., Solo Gibbs Park, 1044 Leadenhall St.

Red Emma’s Mother Earth Poetry Vibe: an open mic of justice, conscious thought, spirituality, fam, real life—whatever advances the village. 6-8:30 p.m., Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St.

Opening Reception: For The Love of Material: Terrault Gallery is pleased to announce the selections of its fourth Juried Exhibition, on view from August 3 – September 19. 7-10 p.m., Terrault Gallery, 218 W. Saratoga St.

Pan y Rosas Presents: Bohemian Saturdays: A night of music and solidarity with the immigrant community. 7 p.m. – 1 a.m., Old Line Spirits, 200 S. Janney St.

Micah E. Wood: Performance features Romantic States, Dyyo Live!, Eyas, and Station North Sadboi. 9 p.m., Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St., $10-$12.

Sunday, August 4.

Whole Hog BBQ at Chuck’s w/ special guest Small Batch BBQ: A whole hog barbeque. 3-9 p.m., Chuck’s Trading Post, 1506 W. 36th St., $20.

Frose´in the Park: Hardshell crabs also available for sale. 4-8 p.m, The Garden Party at the Rotund, 727 W. 40th St.

Roy Ayers: Ayers, known as the Godfather of Neo-soul, continues to bridge the gap between generations of music lovers. 5 and 7 p.m., Keystone Korner, 1350 Lancaster St., $25-$45.

Monday, August 5.

The Session Hosted By Clarence Ward III: Weekly Jazz Jam Session created and hosted by Baltimore saxophonist and trumpeter Clarence Ward III. 8:30 p.m. – midnight, Terra Cafe, 101 E. 25th St.

Tuesday, August 6.

Maker Conversations featuring Taste This Cake: Join Made in Baltimore at our Maker Conversations series at the Parkway Theater, as we introduce you to maker entrepreneurs in our network. 6-8 p.m., SNF Parkway/Maryland Film Festival, 5 W. North Ave.

EPFL/Little Patuxent Review Poetry Contest Finalists Celebration: The 2019 Enoch Pratt Free Library / Little Patuxent Review Poetry Contest finalists read along with a contest judge and a past Poetry Contest winner. 6:30-8 p.m., Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 415 Park Ave.

Wednesday, August 7. 

Jazzy Summer Nights 2019: The Bela Dona Band and DJ Biz Markie. 5-10 p.m., South Point at Port Covington, 101 W. Cromwell St., $20.

Club 1727: An Open Musical-Improv Jam: Learn musical improv games and song formats in a fun and supportive environment. 7-9 p.m., Baltimore Improv Group at BIG Theater, 1727 N. Charles St.

Thursday, August 8.

Author Talk & Book Signing: Notes From a Young Black Chef: In his inspiring memoir about the intersection of race, fame, and food, Chef Kwame Onwuachi shares the remarkable story of his culinary coming-of-age. 6:30-9 p.m., Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St.

Fatt Butt Rodeo: Event features DJ Pancakes and Ducky Dynamo. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m., Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St.

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,...