Thursday, August 29.

Baltimore Comedy Festival: Over 100 comedians from Baltimore and beyond. Aug. 29-30. Motor House, 120 W. North Ave.

Mary J. Blige & Nas: R&B and Hip-Hop. 8 p.m., Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., $25.99-$225.

Friday, August 30.

Poe’s Comedy Cabaret Premiere: Stand-up comedy from Sir Alex, Michael Furr, Sandy Bernstein, Eric Glaeser, Ivan Martin, Dark Mark Joyner, and Kiki Anderson. 9-10 p.m., Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20 W. Baltimore St., $20.

Saturday, August 31.

Lower Dens Album Release: “The Competition,” the fourth album from Lower Dens, is a pop album with a concept both emotionally and politically urgent. Aug. 31-Sept. 2., Rituals: Bar and Venue, 12 W. North Ave., $15.

The Third Annual CM.BALL: Live music, DJ’s, video games, craft vendors, secret adventures, visual artist, fire spinners, and more. 2 p.m. – 2 a.m., The Bambou Complex, 229 Franklintown Rd., $20-$40.

Pretty Girls Love Trap & Paint: Live music, free food, wine, and fun. 6-10 p.m., Sangria Patio Bar, 930 N. Charles St.

Horse Lords, Wume, Smoke Bellow, DJ/MC Lexie Mountain: Live music. 7 p.m. – midnight, Current Space, 421 N. Howard St., $15.

Sad & Boujee – An Emo + Trap Dance Party: Music from Drake, My Chemical Romance, Lil Uzi Vert and more. 9 p.m., Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St.

Joi Carter Live at Bookmakers Cocktail Club: Live music. 9:30 p.m. – 1 a.m., Bookmakers Cocktail Club, 31 E. Cross St.

Sunday, September 1.

“Proof” Pay What You Like Performance: Pay what you like for the last rehearsal before official previews of “Proof” begin. 5:30-9 p.m., Everyman Theatre, 315 W. Fayette St.

City of Gods – Silent Disco Party: City of Gods hosts a Silent Disco featuring multiple DJs. 6-10 p.m., Sandlot, 1000 Wills St.

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

All White Affair: Eighth annual all-white party. 8 p.m. – 2 a.m., Select Lounge, 415 N. Paca St., $10.

Joy Postell: With guests Baby Kahlo, DJ Dam Kham, and Station North Sadboi. 9-10 p.m., Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St.

Monday, September 2.

Labor Day Brunch: Bottomless and build your own Bloody Marys. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Five and Dime Ale House, 901 W. 36th St.

End of the Season Dog Swim: Bring your dogs out for the end of the season dog swim. Dogs must be spayed and neutered. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Patterson Park Public Pool, 148 S. Linwood Ave., $5 per dog.

Tuesday, September 3.

Backbar Movies: “Dark Star”: The 1974 film starring John Carpenter. Also, food and drink specials. 8-10 p.m., Paulie Gees Hampden, 3535 Chestnut Ave.

Wednesday, September 4.

Lisa Dillin & Nicole A. Martinell: The space between (us): The space between (us) features the collaboration of interdisciplinary artist/sculptor Lisa Dillin and choreographer/artistic director of Deep Vision Dance Company Nicole Martinell. Sept. 4 – Oct. 20, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville, MD.

Thursday, September 5.

Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival: The festival features short dirty movies—each less than five minutes—all created by people who aren’t porn stars but want to be one for a weekend. Sept. 5-7. Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., $20.

Dining Out For Life Kickoff at Gertrudes: Fundraiser for Moveable Feast. 5-9 p.m., Gertrudes Restaurant, 10 Art Museum Drive.

Random Generated Zines: Join “Baltimore’s Best” nominated author Antoine J. Hayes for a fun evening of zine making. Themes for each zine will be randomly drawn from a hat. Part of Moonlit DC’S fall workshop series. 7 p.m., Greedy Reads, 1744 Aliceanna St.

2019 College Homecoming Showcase: The College Homecoming Showcase is a collection of college-produced film and video work, selected by a student-screening committee of college students from the Baltimore-area. 7-9 p.m., The SNF Parkway/Maryland Film Festival, 5 W. North Ave.

Release Party: “Baltimore Revisited”: Celebrate the release of a new anthology on the political and racial economy of urban life in Baltimore. 7-10 p.m., Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral 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,...