Wednesday, September 20
Wellness Wednesday Kemetic Yoga: Bring your mats and good vibes for an evening of Kemetic yoga with Michele Blu. ($20) 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Quench Juice Bar, 32 South Calvert Street. For more information, go to: quenchjuicebar.com, micheleblu.yoga, or call: (443) 813-5042.
Thursday, September 21
André De Shields Ceremonial Street Dedication: Street naming to honor the acclaimed artist and activist. 2:30 p.m. on the southwest corner of the 1800 block of Division Street. For more information, go to: mayor.baltimorecity.gov.
Artist Talk with Kirby Griffin, Whitney Frazier, and the Guardians: Panelists will discuss the creative aspects of working collectively on a community-driven public art project, and learn about the impact of the project on the Guardians and their neighborhood initiatives. In-person and online. (Free) 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Peale Museum, 225 Holliday Street. For more information, go to: thepeale.org, or call: 667-222-1814.
Motor HOUSE PARTY: Featuring sounds by MuthafunkaholX, Storage Unit Collective, and DJ Planet. (21+, $10) Doors at 7 p.m. at The Motor House, 120 West North Avenue. For more information, go to: motorhousebaltimore.com.
0520 Cargo Exhibition Opening: Featuring works by Adewale Alli, Kid Balloon, GAIA, Eria Lee Page, and more. Curated by Michael Haskins Jr. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Heather Grey Gallery, 18 West North Avenue. For more information, go to: https://currencystudio.us/, or email: email@example.com.
Bmore Hip-Hop Karaoke: Gather your friends, enjoy delicious food and drinks, and get ready to rock the mic as you showcase your rap skills, by rapping along to classic hip-hop songs. Karaoke starts at 8. Come early to sign up to perform. ($17 to $40) 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at La Familia Soundstage, 836 Guilford Avenue. For more information, go to: lafamiliasoundstage.com/ or call: 410-885-4572.
Naeem (DJ set) w/ JaySwann: Come ready to dance and kick off your Artscape weekend with DJ sets from Baltimore legend Naeem and JaySwann. (21+, Free) 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. at The Royal Blue, 1733 Maryland Avenue. For more information, go to: royalbluebar.com or call 443-869-6111.
Friday, September 22
Artscape 2023: The return of one of the nation’s largest free art festivals, featuring an incredible lineup of artists, vendors, and organizations. Featuring performances Headlined by DJ Pee.Wee, AKA Anderson.Paak, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, and Dr. Madd Vibe, featuring Angelo Moore.Various locations. Sept. 22-24. For more information, go to: artscape.org, call 410-752-8632.
Salon des Refusés: Exhibition Opening: Opening of a new exhibition including works by Ariana Vaeth, Gary Mullen, Bria Sterling-Wilson, Zach Moeller, Scout Cosner, Nacir the Younger, Rowan Bathurst, and Kashima Robinson. 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Eutaw Place Gallery & Studios, 1406 Eutaw Place, Carriage House. For more information, go to: eutaw.place.
Kelly L. Walker & Rosa Leff Opening Reception: This timely exhibition challenges conventional notions surrounding street art and vandalism, inviting viewers to contemplate the fine line between artistic expression and social disruption. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Night Owl Gallery, 1735 Maryland Avenue, Unit A. For more information, go to: night-owl-gallery.square.site, or call (516) 318-2611.
Wide Angle Youth Media Artscape Film Screening: Emerging filmmakers from Wide Angle Youth Media bring fresh perspectives to the screen in this collection of short films. There will be a 15-minute Q&A session with two Wide Angle Youth Media apprentices after the screening. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Parkway Theatre, 5 West North Avenue. For more information, go to: wideanglemedia.org.
B_23 Opening Reception: See works by Rodney Jones II, Ernest Shaw, Kyle Yearwood, Ainsley Burrows, Kolpeace Kim Rice, and more. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 16 W North Avenue. For more information, go to: artscape.org/b-23-exhibit, or email: B23exhibition@promotionandarts.org.
WordSmith & Danny Simmons present WordSmith Baltimore: The Baltimore installation of this critically acclaimed, intimate series of performances by world -renowned musicians paired with icons from the world of poetry, delivered against a backdrop of curated visuals featuring established and emerging artists. ($20-$25) 8 p.m. at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 East Pratt Street. For more information, go to: lewismuseum.org or call: 443-263-1800.
Disco Tropico: Artscape Escape: Baltimore’s favorite eclectic party returns to Metro Baltimore for a steamy night of disco, cumbia, italo, funk, house, tropicalia and much more from resident DJs James Nasty, Sweet Spot and Emily Rabbit. Bold vintage attire suggested. (21+, $5) 9 p.m. at Metro Gallery, 1700 North Charles Street. For more information, go to: metrobmore.com or call: 443-425-5139.
Dyke Nite: Featuring sounds by DJs Adamas and A4lenia on the stage setting the mood for you to show off your moves to your crushes! Please wear a mask. 21+ ($10) 10 p.m. at Ottobar, 2549 North Howard Street. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about Pay It Forward ticket availability or accessibility concerns. For more information, go to: theottobar.com or call: 410-662-0069.
Saturday, September 23
The Wiz: Ease on down the road and celebrate the highly anticipated Broadway revival of “The Wiz,” in Baltimore, where the show made its world premiere 50 years ago.Various prices/dates at The Hippodrome Theatre, 12 North Eutaw Street. For more information, go to: france-merrickpac.com, or call: 410-837-7400.
KIN Book Launch: Celebrate the release of “KIN,” written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by her son, Jeffery Boston Weatherford. Carole will be in conversation with Shadra Strickland, an award-winning illustrator, author and educator. Free. 1 p.m. at The Ivy Bookshop, Back Patio, 5928 Falls Road. For more information, go to: theivybookshop.com or call: 410-377-2966.
Hand to Eye: A Print Fundraiser for NoMüNoMü: Print fundraiser and exhibition to benefit NoMüNoMü’s mission and ensure a thriving future for the arts community in Baltimore. Featuring sounds by Tromac and DJ-SUN. ($30 – $250). 6 p.m to 11 p.m at at NoMüNoMü, 709 North Howard Street. For more information, go to: nomunomu.org.
Save Your Soul: Dance to funk and soul by Dee-Jays Baby Alcatraz and That Rob Macy ($10) 9 p.m. at Metro Gallery, 1700 North Charles Street. For more information, go to: metrobmore.com or call: 443-425-5139.
Panda Den: A night of deconstructed club music and other curiosities. Free. 21+. 10 p.m. at Ottobar, 2549 North Howard Street. For more information, go to: theottobar.com or call: 410-662-0069.
VERSION: A Queer Dance Party: Sounds by Trillnatured, hosted by Kotic Couture, and documented by Sydney J. Allen. ($10) 10 p.m., The Crown, Pink Room, 1910 North Charles Street. For more information, go to: thecrownbaltimore.com or call: 410-625-4848.
Sunday, September 24
BRB (Baltimore Record Bazaar): Indoor/outdoor record bazaar featuring more than 30 vendors selling vinyl, tapes, CDs, stereos, art, clothing and more. 11:00 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: email@example.com.
Our House @ R. House: A Day Party: Enjoy the best of house music from nationally acclaimed and recognized DJ Oji and his guest ,DJ Damond Ramsey. (21+, $15 adv./ $25 at door) 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Garage @ R. House, 301 West 29th Street. For more information, go to: r.housebaltimore.com or call: 443- 347-3570.
Tuesday, September 26
Drag Bingo: Visit Blooms for cocktails and bingo night hosted by Myah Blue. (21+, Reservations recommended.) 10 p.m. at Bloom’s, Hotel Ulysses, 2 East Read Street. For more information, go to: ash.world/hotels/ulysses, or call: (443) 682-8578.
Thursday, September 28
Open Critique: Join in an opportunity to share artwork in progress, engage with local artists, and build community. Free for members, $5 for public. 6 p.m. at Creative Alliance, Marquee Lounge, 3134 Eastern Avenue. For more information, go to: creativealliance.org or call: 410-276-1651.
Word of Mouth: A Grillz discussion: The first installment of Word of Mouth, a conversation on grillz featuring Peggy Portals of Common Rite Supply, Orion Rich of Rich Grillz and moderated by Baltimore-based jeweler, metalsmith and cultural producer Tracey Beale. Free. 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Impact Hub Baltimore, 10 East North Avenue. For more information, go to: baltimore.impacthub.net.
Charles Revival Series: “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind:” Celebrate the beginning of spooky season with Steven Spielberg’s 1977 science fiction classic. ($10) 9 p.m. at The Charles Theatre, 1711 North Charles Street. For more information, go to: thecharles.com or call: 410-727-3456.
ThunderGround Thursday: Featuring sounds by Tromac, James Nasty, DJ Beast x Petty Penguin, Don DC and Amy Reid. (21+, $12 adv./ $20) 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Rockwell, 702 S Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231 – TKTK
Saturday, September 30
Charles Mason III Exhibition Opening Reception: Celebrate the opening of You Must Treat The Person(s) You Love With The Greatest Care, a showing of intimate works that discuss care, love, mourning and hope. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Goya Contemporary Gallery, Mill Centre 214, 3000 Chestnut Avenue. For more information, go to: goyacontemporary.com, call: (410) 366-2001, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Basement 90’s/00’s RNB Party: A 90’s and 2000’s dance party. (21+, $10-$50) 8:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at Baltimore Soundstage, 124 Market Place. For more information, go to: baltimoresoundstage.com, or call: 410-244-0057.
80’s Hip-Hop + R&B — Sip, Puff n Paint: Jam to 80s hip hop and R&B while you create your own masterpiece. All art supplies provided. BYOB. ($40.45) 9:30 p.m. at The Gallery About Nothing, 805 East Baltimore Street. For more information, call or text: 410-504-9249.
A Night for Baltimore: Featuring a live musical performance by the incredible E. Faye Butler and her band, as well as a post-show celebration with Baltimore icon, singer, songwriter, DJ and producer Ultra Naté. ($50 – $125 ) 6 p.m. at Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette Street. For more information, go to: everymantheatre.org, call 410-752-2208.
Sunday, October 1
Poets in the Park Happy Nappy Day 2023: Featuring a performance by Poor Righteous Teachers. Presented by Dreadz N Headz. Free. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Gwynn Oak Park, 5900 Gwynn Oak Avenue. For more information, go to: happynappyday.com, or call Malaika Cooper 410-298-0661.
Quintessential Soul Festival 2023: House music festival hosted by Quantize Recordings and DJ Spen, featuring sounds by DJ Biskit, DJ Boobie, DJ Scoob, Kade Young & JiaLing B2B, KW Griff, MicFreak, Shonda Trent and Thommy Davis. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Greektown Square and Event Center, 700 Quail Street. For more information, email: email@example.com.
October G.R.O.W Beyond Creative Barriers: Join fellow writers, artists, students, thinkers, organizers and leaders for a monthly productivity session. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at good neighbor, 3827 Falls Road. For more information, go to: goodneighborshop.com.
Tuesday, October 3
FAB Flower Happy Hour: A casual evening of gorgeous local flowers, delicious drinks, light fare, and updates about the amazing work of the Farm Alliance of Baltimore. ($60 – $100) 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Local Color Flowers, 3100 Brentwood Avenue. For more information, go to: locoflo.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, October 5
But Make It Books Live Recording with special guest Deesha Philyaw: An evening of literature, laughter, and lively discussion, featuring renowned author, Deesha Philyaw. ($15-$60) 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Baltimore Center Stage, 700 North Calvert Street. For more information, go to: charmcitybooks.com or call: 443-682-9911.