Thursday, September 7

Jazzy Summer Nights: Featuring a performance by house music legend Lady Alma, food trucks, retail vendors, curated activations and more. ($25+) 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at 101 West Cromwell Street. For more information, go to:

Gridiron Gals NFL Kickoff Party: Grab your friends and come on down to the Gridiron Gals NFL Kickoff Party for an unforgettable night of football festivities. Music by DJ Kleena until kickoff. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. / Game at 8:20 p.m. at Mansion Baltimore, 401 West Baltimore Street. 

The Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop: This workshop creates a space for participants of all levels and genres of writing to create new pieces and workshop any existing ones. 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Motor House, 120 West North Avenue. For more information, go to: 

Artistry Unveiled: Hoesy Corona: Step into the imaginative realm of Enoch Pratt’s newest Artist-In-Resident Hoesy Corona as he shares insights into his artistic journey. Free. 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Current Space Garden Bar, 421 Tyson Street. For more information, go to: or email:

Friday, September 8 

Baltimore’s Hard Histories: Conversations, Community, and Change: Baltimore’s hard history practitioners discuss their work surrounding a reckoning with their institutions’ pasts of slavery and racism. Various times. At the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, 830 East Pratt Street. For more information, go to:, or call: 443-263-1800. 

Outdoor Movie Nights: Fast 5: Part of a series of outdoor movie screenings in partnership with @charmcitytable and Little Havana. Enjoy refreshing drinks and delicious food before the show. (All ages, Free) 6:00 p.m. Adjacent to Rye Street Market in Baltimore Peninsula, 301 Mission Boulevard. For more information, go to:

Cousin Cookout:  Featuring sounds by DJ Clutch and Food by Our Time Kitchen. Entry includes one drink ticket. (21+, $20) 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Our Time Kitchen,  117 West 24th Street. For more information, go to: or email:

B_X_R_N_X_R_D’s Funh0use: A night of curious delights for those willing to go exploring in the night. With special performances by King Molasses, Hennessey, div0i, B_X_R_N_X_R_D. Sounds by DVONNE, Cybersyn, S.DOT and Jett. (21+, $20) 10:00 p.m. at The Owl Room, 2007 14th Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. For more information, go to:

Celebration: A Musical Revue: Come celebrate the opening of Arena Players Incorporated’s 70th Season with a revival of “Celebration,” written by Arena Players’ resident playwright and director, Randolph Smith. ($30-$35) Various Times/Dates at Arena Players, 801 McCulloh Street. For more information, go to:, or call: 410- 728-6500,

Saturday, September 9

Vintemporary: Shop vintage, high-end archives, toys, furniture and more. 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at good neighbor, 3827 Falls Road. For more information, go to: or call 443- 627-8919. 

Baltimore Rhythm Festival 2023: Featuring two stages, workshops, children’s activities, open mic, vendors and festival drum jams that are like no other. Bring your drum if you have one. (All ages, Free). 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 1600 Guilford Avenue. For more information go to:,or email:

Sunday, September 10

Wine on the Water: A day of indulgence with the finest selection of wines and a stunning waterfront view. Sample wine from local vineyards. With sounds by Secret Society, Dj Tanz and Dj Hott Tidy, featuring Davon “The Percussionist.” Hosted by April Sampé. ($35-$550) 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at 3301 Waterview Avenue. For more information, go to: or email

50th Annual Abell Community Street Fair: With Abell Avenue’s brightly-painted row houses as a backdrop, the Street Fair features live music, great food, local artisan vendors, a silent auction and kids’ activities. 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 3100 Abell Avenue. For more information, go to:

Punk Black Baltimore: A showcase of Black-led punk and hardcore bands. Featuring performances by Terrain, Being Hvman, Rauli V, PEARL, Keep Your Secrets, BLK VAPOR, The Missing Peace, The Rack and Nightlife. ($12) 3:00 p.m. at Metro Gallery, 1700 North Charles Street. For more information, go to: or call: 443-425-5139. 

Tuesday, September 12

Crown Karaoke: Come sing all of your favorite hits. (21+, Free). 9:00 p.m. at The Crown Baltimore, 1910 North Charles Street. For more information, go to:, or call 410-625-4848.

Wednesday, September 13

Hidden Palace: A monthly reading and storytelling event by poets and writers. Come for a drink and hear readings from Richard Chiem, Jackson Frons, Tania James and Shy Watson. Hosted by Joseph Grantham in collaboration with Greedy Reads. 7:00 p.m. upstairs at Fadensonnen, 3 West 23rd Street. For more information, go to:,, call: 410-878-0184, or email:

Thursday, September 14

Panel Discussion: When Histories Collide:  An  evening of connection and conversation with artists Jackie Milad, Fred Wilson, and Nekisha Durrett prompted by Histories Collide, an exhibition that features new work by Durrett and Milad created in dialogue with Fred Wilson’s sculpture Artemis/Bast (1992) following an open call to artists. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. For more information, go to: or call: 443-573-1700.

Open Mic Night: An electrifying evening of creativity and music hosted by Jay Konsciouz. Immerse yourself in soulful R&B, enchanting jazz and captivating poetry. Happy hour food and drinks specials. (Free) 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Noir Restaurant & Lounge, 5716 York Road. For more information, go to:, or call: 443-708-7081.

Friday, September 15

Y2K Forever: Y2K forever is back! 2000’s jams all night long, 2000’s attire encouraged.  Featuring sounds by DJ-SUN, DJ AAVE, Matt Hurd and Notcharles. All Ages. ($10 adv./ $12) 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at Ottobar, 549 North Howard Street. For more information, go to: or call: 410-662-0069.

Black Improv Block Party:  A showcase of Baltimore’s best Black improv comedians, this show will feature short-form comedy games, long-form sitcom-style shows, interviews and more. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Presented by Highwire Improv. ($12 in advance, $15 at the door) 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at BlakWater House, 218 West Saratoga Street 5th Floor. For more information, go to:, or email:

Saturday, September 16

Love Groove Festival: The seventh edition of the art and music festival curated by John Tyler features live performances, vendors and food trucks. In collaboration with BLK ASS FLEA MKT, Little Amal and the Black Arts District. (All ages, Free) 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Robert C. Marshall Park, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue. For more information, go to: or email:

Sunday, September 17

Alicia D. Kennedy presents “No Meat Required”: Celebrate the release of Alicia D. Kennedy’s book, which explores a culinary and cultural history of plant-based eating in the U.S. that delves into the subcultures and politics that have defined alternative food. 3:00 p.m. at Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, 3128 Greenmount Avenue. For more information, go to: or call: 410-601-3072.

Resilience Unveiled Art Exhibit Opening Reception: An art exhibit that explores the profound connections between Frederick Douglass, Isaac Myers and Kujichagulia. Curated by Kibibi Ajanku and The Black Art Today Foundation. 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Douglass-Myers Museum, Bearman Gallery, 1417 Thames Street. For more information, visit

Ultra Naté’s Deep Sugar Rooftop 11: Dance like nobody is watching to grooves across the spectrum of house music. With sounds by selectors Ultra Naté, DJ Spen and The Elders. ($27) 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. LB SkyBar is located on the 19th floor of the Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20 West Baltimore Street. For more information, go to:, or call: 410-539-8400. 

Monday, September 18

Alejandro Varela in conversation with Danielle Evans: Alejandro Varela, National Book Award finalist author of “The Town of Babylon” will discuss his new short story collection, “The People Who Report More Stress.” Varela will be in conversation with Baltimore author Danielle Evans. 7:00 p.m – 8:30 Greedy Reads Remington, 320 West 29th Street. For more information, go to:

Tuesday, September 19

Tanisia Moore: “I Am My Ancestors’ Wildest Dreams:: Join author Tanisia Moore to celebrate the release of “I Am My Ancestors’ Wildest Dream,” with an in-person reading at the Orleans Street Branch. Participants will receive a free copy of the book. All ages. 10:30 a.m. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Orleans Street Branch, 1303 Orleans Street. For more information, go to: or call: 410-396‑5430.

Wednesday, September 20

Big Queer Book Party: Celebrate the release of “Tea Leaves,” by Jacob Bundez. With additional readings by Sylvia Jones and Tonee Moll. Musical performances by DJ Amsies, Alex D’Agostino, Molesuit Choir and Tarot by Soleil. ($10 suggested donation) 7:00 p.m. at Current Space Garden Bar, 421 Tyson Street. For more information, go to: or email:

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 +...