Wednesday, October 4
Wellness Wednesday Kemetic Yoga: 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 info, go to quenchjuicebar.com, micheleblu.yoga, or call 443-813-5042.
Thursday, October 5
Chocolate Covered Rocky Horror: This racy rendition of the iconic movie that debuted in 1975 encourages unity and reminds us all that we have greater enemies as a people. Since 2015, Chocolate Covered Rocky Horror has been a tribute to the queer experience while showcasing and exposing minorities to liberating art forms. ($32-$35) Oct. 5-7 at Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Avenue. For more information, go to creativealliance.org or call: 410-276-1651.
Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival: The 2023 festival will include four international shorts programs, a Baltimore showcase program, a Young Audiences program, a Guest Animator Retrospective, independent feature films, workshops, and more. Oct. 5-8 at various locations. For more information, go to sweatyeyeballs.com.
Jazzy Summer Nights: Featuring a performance by Joi Carter, food trucks, retail vendors, and more. ($25+) 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 101 West Cromwell Street. For more information, go to thefinngroup.net/jazzy-summer-nights.
Friday, October 6
Charm City Blues Festival: This special night of emotive lyrics and guitar-driven accompaniment features performances by King George, Calvin Richardson, Lenny Williams, Theodis Ealey and Pokey Bear. ($59-$175) 8 p.m. at The Lyric Baltimore,140 West Mount Royal Avenue. For more information, go to lyricbaltimore.com
Saturday, October 7
Vision & Spirit African-American Art Workshop for Kids with Charles Mason III: A fun and interactive artwork workshop, dabbling with drawing and mixed media materials. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 East Pratt Street. For more information, go to lewismuseum.org or call: 443-263-1800.
BLKYARD BOOGIE MKT: Hand-crafted drinks, amazing music, and some of the dopest BLK creatives and makers to shop with. Noon to 5 p.m. at Good Neighbor, 3827 Falls Road. For more information, call: 443-627-8919 or go to goodneighborshop.com.
Free Congolese Dance Class with Andoche Loubaki: Learn Congolese dance moves. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Cahill Recreation Center, 4001 Clifton Avenue. For more information, call 410-396-0259.
Jason Reynolds, “There Was a Party for Langston”: Award-winning author Jason Reynolds will share his debut picture book that celebrates the life and legacy of Langston Hughes. He will be joined in conversation by bestselling author D. Watkins. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street. For more information, go to: prattlibrary.org.
Creating Art, Creating Change: Art as a Tool for Social Justice: An evening of art and storytelling to explore the connections between racism, anti-Semitism, and the transformative power of art and stories to counter hate and build a thriving democracy. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway. For more information, go to: avam.org or call 410-244-1900.
The ReUnion: Morgan State Homecoming Party: Music from DJ Flow, DJ KI, DJ C-Stylez, DJ Reem, and more. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Ikonic Live, 318-316 Guilford Avenue. For more information, go to mvemnt.com.
Beatitude One Year Anniversary: Featuring sounds by livwutang, Coco Bryce, Beautiful Swimmers, CalvoMusic, Babypufff, flotussin, and Black Grealish. ($20 – $30) 10 p.m., location to be announced. For more information, go to ra.co/events/1777158.
Sunday, October 8
Free Animation Workshop for Kids: Participants ages seven to 12 can learn stop-motion animation using sand, drawing, and puppets. 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at MICA’s Fox Building, 1305 West Mount Royal Avenue. For more information, go to sweatyeyeballs.com.
Deep Sugar Rooftop: Dance like nobody is watching to grooves across the spectrum of house music. Sounds by selectors Ultra Naté, DJ Oji, DJ Scoob, and DJ Cel. ($27) 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20 West Baltimore Street. For more information, go to: lordbaltimorehotel.com, or call 410-539-8400.
Hip-Hop & Soul Cafe’: Special guest DJs spinning classic 80s & 90s hip-hop, R&B, classic soul samples and more. Sundays. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Nola Seafood & Spirits, 36 East Cross Street. For more information, go to nolaseafoodandspirits.com.
Astroknot Collective presents: Pride in Black w/ Kotic Cotoure, Neru Thee Fourth Fugee, D.T., Berkolover, and more: Baltimore’s month-long celebration of Black LGBTQ Pride happens every October. This year, Blaq Equity Baltimore partners with the Black Arts District and various local artists and organizations to promote and produce events throughout the month. ($10-$15) 9 p.m. at The Crown Baltimore, 1910 North Charles Street. For more information, go to thecrownbaltimore.com.
Black Celebration: DJs Jerrod Bronson & Hell O’Kitty play goth, industrial, post-punk, new wave and beyond. A dark dance night created by POC, where all are welcome. 9 p.m. at Ottobar, 2549 North Howard Street. For more information, go to: theottobar.com or call 410- 662-0069.
Monday, October 9
Tuesday, October 10
Sing-Along Tuesday: Weekly karaoke. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Melba’s Place, 3126 Greenmount Avenue. For more information, call 410-366-6536
Thursday, October 12
Baltimore Blaq Pride 2023: Opening Reception: Enjoyy happy hour snacks, drinks, and more to celebrate Black LGBTQIA Pride Month. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20 West Baltimore StreetFor more information, go to baltimoreblaqpride.org.
Halle Hill Presents “Good Women”: Author Halle Hill discusses her new short story collection. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Greedy Reads Remington, 320 West 29th Street. For more information, go to greedyreads.com.
The Vibe Check: Musicians from all over the city come here to jam, vibe, and connect with Love Harris. Featuring “The Storage Unit” fusion collective. Bring your instrument, your voice, and your energy. 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Motor House, 120 West North Avenue. For more information, go to motorhousebaltimore.com.
Friday, October 13
Bry Reed Presents “Surviving the Future: Abolitionist Queer Strategies”: “Surviving the Future” is a collection of the most current ideas in radical queer movement work and revolutionary queer theory. 7 p.m. at Red Emma’s, 3128 Greenmount Avenue. For more information, go to: redemmas.org or call 410-601-3072.
TWUK (Vol. 5) Tricks & Treats: This event features DJ Zephyr and special guest Vosh, as well as performers Letty, Scarlet, Pixie, Sativa, Kiley, Nikki, Eden and Royal. Tricks & Treats is goth-themed, and costumes are encouraged. ($15-$100) 8 p.m. at Metro Gallery, 1700 North Charles Street. For more information, go to metrobmore.com or email: email@example.com.
Art After Hours: Hear DJ Pangelica spin a mix of deep house with classical influences and female vocals. Enjoy European-inspired appetizers and cocktails by H3irloom Food Group, and don’t miss a pop-up performance by genre-spanning violinist Melissa Hullman and hands-on paper quilling with artist Kim Rice. ($25-$30) 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. For more information, go to artbma.org or call 443-573-1700.
Saturday, October 14
Black Canni Conference: This event celebrates Black entrepreneurs and leaders in the cannabis industry. Oct. 14-15 at Baltimore Unity Hall, 1505 Eutaw Place. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-212-5953.
Sensory-Friendly Morning: A sensory-friendly hour of The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited. The multi-media exhibition will be modified to provide a low-sensory experience with dimmed lighting and lower, consistent volumes of its installations. Free with $17-$19 museum admission. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Maryland Center for History and Culture, 610 Park Avenue. For more information, go to https://www.mdhistory.org/ or call 410-685-3750.
Fela Kuti Birthday Celebration 2023: Kalakuta Speakeasy Style: Fela vinyl set courtesy of DJ Natty KooL and African art and fashion courtesy of Umri Siki and Gallery Denkyem Ase. Please RSVP. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Baltimore Spirits Company Cocktail Gallery, 1700 West 41st Street. For more information, go to baltimorespiritsco.com or call: 443-687-9099.
Monday, October 16
Seven Deadly Sips at Black Acres Roastery: Join Yelp Baltimore and Black Acres Roastery for a complimentary coffee tasting and home brewing workshop. RSVP required. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Black Acres Roastery, 1400 Greenmount Avenue. For more information, go to blackacrescoffee.com
Tuesday, October 17
Wednesday, October 18
Jada Pinkett Smith: “Worthy”: Jada Pinkett Smith’s new unconventional memoir “Worthy” is an invitation to join her adventure in search of love and self-worth. During this special event, Jada will recount her story in an intimate conversation with readers. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street. For more information, go to https://www.prattlibrary.org or call 410-396‑5430.