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.

J.M. Giordano-Shuttered Too: For almost two decades, Giordano has been traveling to steel towns around the country and photographing the effects of the collapse of the community around the former steel mills. 6:30 p.m., Luann Carra Gallery, 1918 Fleet St.

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.

Friday, September 6.

Little Italy Madonnari Arts Festival: Fifty artists from around the world will paint the street in Little Italy with chalk pastels and tempera. Sept. 6-8, Germano’s Piattini, 300 S. High St.

Majah Hype – Caribbean King of Comedy: His passion for building communities and creating strong representations of Caribbean descendants in mainstream culture is what gives comedian Majah Hype his secret sauce. Sept. 6-7. Baltimore Comedy Factory, 5625 O’Donnel St., $30-$50.

Dzodzie x Masarap x Suspended: All new art up in the gallery by Dzodzie and Chef Rey will be cooking up vegan Filipino food. 5 p.m., Suspended Brewing Company, 912 Washington Blvd.

Save Your Soul w/ DJ Jazzy Jas + Stacy T: Save Your Soul at the Lithuanian Hall is Baltimore’s wildest dance party of lost and found 45rpm sounds and an all-vinyl shindig of epic proportions. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m., Lithuanian Hall, 851 Hollins St.

Saturday, September 7.

Baltimore Ukrainian Festival: Music, food, beer garden, and more. Sept. 7-8, St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church Grounds, 2401 Eastern Ave.

Locust Point Festival 2019: Enjoy the Locust Point community in Latrobe Park with bands, food and drinks, a kids zone, and plenty of vendors. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Latrobe Park, 1627 E. Fort Ave.

Billie Holiday Jazz Concert: The concert lineup features vocalist Sheila Ford, Sean Jones (trumpet), Nasar Abadey (percussion), Richard Johnson (piano), and Ameen Saleem (bass), along with a special set by the Jamal Moore Trio. 2-6 p.m., Lafayette Square Park.

Future Islands: Free show with with special guests Joy Postell, Smoke Bellow, and DJs Jason Willett and Jay Buim. 2-10 p.m., UNION Craft Brewing, 1700 W. 41st St.

Opening Reception: Hidden Paths: Todd Shalom (founder of New York City-based participatory walks organization, Elastic City) will lead an improvised participatory walk of the greater Bolton Hill neighborhood. 3:30-8 p.m., Cardinal, 1758 Park Ave.

True Laurels at Luv’s Art Project Block Party: Event features Oshun, Kelow Latesha, and Ghostie. 9:30 p.m., City of Gods, 1118 Hollins St.

Sunday, September 8.

No Fun Brunch Vol 3. – School Supply Drive: Enjoy a family style, four-course vegan brunch accompanied by herb-infused coffee and Vent’s own NA cocktails featuring Le.monade. 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Vent Coffee Roasters, 1700 W. 41st St., $30.

ส้มตำ ยำแซ่บ @ Thai Street Build Your Own Papaya Salad: Watch as Chef Jeff masterfully hand prepares Som Tum (papaya salad) at using ingredients that you choose. Noon, Thai Street, 1640 Aliceanna St. 

Freedom Garden Party: An intimate gathering under the setting sun for readings and discussion on freedom. 5-7 p.m., Patterson Park Annex, 2601 E. Baltimore St.   

Guest Chef’s Mushroom Dinner: An all-mushroom dinner featuring mushrooms from local farms as well as foraged wild ones. 5-9:30 p.m., foraged eatery, 3520 Chestnut Ave.

Monday, September 9.

Summer Daze – Artist Reception: Painters Brian Dunn, Maude Kasperzak, and Sul-Jee Scully present brightly colored works in slightly ambiguous settings, overwhelmed by pattern and texture. 6-9 p.m., Goucher College Art Galleries, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd.

Sunset Mondays – Outdoor Latin Dance Party With SalsaNow: Free dance lessons and food and drinks. 7-10:30 p.m., Sandlot, 1000 Wills St.

Tuesday, September 10.

NY Cat Film Festival: A two-hour program of short films celebrating cats, benefiting a local animal welfare groups. 7 p.m., Landmark Theatres, Harbor East, 645 President St., $15.

Wednesday, September 11.

Words, Wings, & Wine: Spoken word open mic along with food and drink specials. 7 p.m., The Civil, 518 N. Charles St.

Thursday, September 12.

The Fractal Caribbean with Mayra Santos-Febres: A talk that explores the efforts of contemporary Hispanic Caribbean writers to represent a reality that thinkers such as Eduard Glissant have often described as significantly chaotic or fractal. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Albin O. Kuhn Gallery, 1000 Hilltop Circle.

Whiskey Seminar: Old Line is teaming up with McClintock Distilling and Baltimore Spirits Company to host a Whiskey Seminar. All profits will be donated to local charities supporting local area tree and green space restoration. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Old Line Spirits, 200 S. Janney St., $20.

September Trivia – Street Fair Edition: Trivia and beer. 7-9:30 p.m., Peabody Heights Brewery, LLC.

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,...