Thursday, March 23

DJ Es & Nerva: Come ready to dance to the smooth sounds of DJs Es and Nerva. 8 p.m to 1:30 a.m. at The Royal Blue, 1733 Maryland Avenue. For more information, go to: or call: 443-869-6111.

Flynt Flossy & Turquoise Jeep: Viral rap and dance legends Flynt Flossy and Turquoise Jeep return to Baltimore and make their debut at Metro Gallery. 21+. ($12-$14) 8 p.m. at Metro Gallery, 1700 North Charles Street. For more information, go to: or call: 443-425-5139. 

Saturday, March 25

20th Annual CityLit Festival: Lifting As We Climb: A celebration for readers and writers featuring a bevy of leading poets and writers from various genres and ways to up the ante on your own craft. Featured events will also occur on March 28-31, at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral Street. For more information, go to:, or call: 410-271-8793. 

AZIZA PE&CE STRUT: X: Tenth annual fashion show and fundraiser that serves as a capstone experience and features designers from all over the country, utilizing music and clothing to be able to portray meaningful social messages to the audience. STRUT X is a way to demonstrate community leadership while making a tangible difference in the lives of youth and young adults. Proceeds from STRUT X will benefit AZIZA PE&CE. ($69.25+) 7 p.m. at The Hippodrome at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 North Eutaw Street. For more information, go to:, or call: 410-837-7400.

Dance.Club at Dark Room: Come as you are dressed to sweat to the sounds of DC queer collective Featuring sounds by Joyce (US), Baronhawk Poitier, and Tommy Cornelis. Hosted by Feroun. 21+. ($20-$30) 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Contact organizers for more information.

Panda Den: Baltimore native DJ and prince of fallen angels Pangelica presents Panda Den, a night of deconstructed club music and other curiosities! 21+. (Free) 10 p.m. at Ottobar, Upstairs, 2549 North Howard Street. For more information, go to: or call: 410-662-0069.

VERSION: A Queer Dance Party: VERSION is a dance party and space carved out for queer and trans people, by queer and trans people. ($10 – $20) 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Crown Baltimore, 1910 North Charles Street. For more information, go to: For more information, go to: or call: 410-625-4848.

Sunday, March 26

BRB (Baltimore Record Bazaar): Indoor/outdoor record bazaar featuring over 30 vendors selling vinyl, tapes, CDs, stereos, art, clothing and more. Featuring music, craft beer, DJs and a food truck. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Peabody Heights Brewery, 401 East 30th Street. Hosted by DJ Mikie Love. For more information, call: 410-467-7837 or email:

Springfest at Pariah Brewing Company: Kick off spring with local art, artisans, creators, live music, and a silent art auction. Proceeds go towards Bmore Clubhouse. Music by DJ CheekyWillie. Food by Dizzy Cow Pizzeria. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Pariah Brewing Company, 1700 Union Avenue Suite D. For more information, go to:, or email:

Air Max Day Celebration: Get ready to celebrate the anniversary of the 90’s Air Max. Come through rocking your favorite Air Max so the sneaker cam can capture your fly. Hosted by B. Bull & A.G. Featuring sounds by DJ Nildge. Powered by Uncle Nearest Whiskey and The Beats Bars & Bourbon Podcast. ($25-$35) 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Mezze Restaurant, 1606 Thames Street. For more information, go to: or call: 410-563-7600. 

Art Mart: A monthly local art show, craft show, and bazaar all rolled into one. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Central Soul Food, 887 North Howard Street. For more information, go to: or email:

In Spring I Come Alive: An evening of poetry readings celebrating the changing of the seasons and the emergence of spring. Hosted by Kelly Xio. Featuring words by Ginevra Shay, Teri Henderson, Allie Linn, Michelle Leong, Jalynn Harris, Esha Kallianpur. 6 p.m. Upstairs at Fadensonnen, 3 West 23rd Street. For more information, go to: 

Tuesday, March 28

SHAN Wallace, “I am called to mirror back”: SHAN Wallace will speak about her growing archival practice as an artist-in-residence at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Part of the Curating Archives event series organized by the Sheridan Libraries’ Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center. 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, Macksey Seminar Room, Brody Learning Commons M-Level, 3400 North Charles Street. For more information, go to:

Tight Knit Tuesdays: Karaoke Game Night: Warm up your vocal cords and get ready to sing the night away. KJ Howard will cue up your favorite song so you can tear up the stage. Featuring food, dessert, and artisan craft vendors. ($5) 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Garage, 6 East Lafayette Avenue. Contact the organizer for more information. 

Thursday, March 30

Public Art Discussion: A discussion about the interrelations between public art, curation, and collaboration featuring Teri Henderson in conversation with event facilitator Rahne Alexander (IMDA MFA ’21). 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at UMBC, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Fine Arts Building, 105. For more information, to to:, or call: (410) 455-3188.

Free Baltimore Yoga: Practice yoga with Free Baltimore Yoga at Creative Alliance in their brand-new dance studio. Space is limited, please sign up in advance. Masks are required! Extra yoga mats and masks will be available for use. (Free) 7 p.m. at The Creativity Center Studio at Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Avenue. For more information, go to: or call: 410-276-1651.

Friday, March 31 

Creative Mornings Baltimore : Corruption with Ivan Martin: CM/Bal is a monthly speaker series led by Baltimore’s most innovative and creative minds. This month’s talk is focused on the word Corruption and will be led by Ivan Martin, comedian and the host of Art of Comedy at Motor House. 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Baltimore Unity Hall, 1505 Eutaw Place. For more information, go to:

Beer Release Party at Checkerspot Brewing: A special beer release party to benefit Hon’s Honey, an employment program for women survivors of trauma. Taste Yelp’s limited edition collaboration beer and enjoy special menu items, live music, raffles, and more. This event is the finale to Yelp Baltimore’s Women Run Baltimore, a celebration of women-owned businesses around Charm City. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m at Checkerspot Brewing Company, 1399 South Sharp Street. For more information, go to:, or call: 443-388-8912.

Saturday, April 1

Blackscope Cinema Series: Buck and The Preacher:  A screening of the 1972 American Western film released by Columbia Pictures, written by Ernest Kinoy and directed by Sidney Poitier. Featuring a conversation with scholar and commentator Dr. Chad Infante and a desert-themed plant workshop. Creative Alliance’s monthly Blackscope Cinema Series expands our understanding and appreciation of Black Film in America. ($15-$20) 7 p.m. at Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Avenue. For more information, go to: or call: 410-276-1651.

Leslie Odom, Jr.: Tony Award®-winning Leslie Odom, Jr. performs your favorite songs with the BSO in a one-night-only special event led by conductor Jonathan Rush. ($75-$100) 8 p.m. at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral Street. For more information, go to: or call: 410-783-8000.

Sunday, April 2

Black Celebration!: A monthly DJ night of Goth-Rock, Post-Punk, Industrial, & New Wave by POC for everyone to enjoy! 9 p.m. at Ottobar, 2549 North Howard Street. For more information, go to: or call: 410-662-0069.

Tuesday,  April 4 

BAF Adult Spelling Bee:  Expect some pro-abortion curveballs at this fundraiser for BAF. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m at Guilford Hall Brewery, 1611 Guilford Avenue. For more information, email:

Wednesday, April 5

St. Francis Neighborhood Center Happy Hour Fundraiser and 60th Anniversary Beer Launch: A special happy hour benefiting St. Francis Neighborhood Center, Baltimore City’s oldest youth enrichment center. 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Mahaffey’s Pub, 2706 Dillon Street. For more information, go to:

Teri Henderson is the Arts and Culture Editor of Baltimore Beat. She is the author of the 2021 book Black Collagists. Previously, she was a staff writer for BmoreArt, gallery coordinator for Connect +...