Wednesday, Oct. 18
Art Unveiling with Larry “Poncho” Brown: Join the Black Mental Health Alliance for a historical evening of art and compelling conversation as it commemorates its 40th anniversary with a print unveiling. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, 1417 Thames Street. For more information, go to blackmentalhealth.com, call (410) 338-2642, or email: email@example.com.
Thursday, Oct. 19
Ghost Rivers Ribbon Cutting: Join artist Bruce Willen for a ribbon-cutting and puppet procession with the Underground Water Goddess. Ghost Rivers is a neighborhood-spanning, multi-site public art installation that visualizes a lost stream buried below the streets of Baltimore. 5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. at B. Willow, 220 West 27th Street. For more information, go to ghostrivers.com, or call (443) 873-8414.
Friday, Oct. 20
The Lost Weekend: A three-day literary, arts, and community festival presented by Greedy Reads. Oct. 20-22 at various times in and around Greedy Reads Remington, 320 West 29th Street. Free. For more information, go to greedyreads.com/lost-weekend-2023, call: 410-878-0184, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crosscurrence: Silence: A night of readings, performance, and music curated by Andrew Shenker. ($12-$20, or pay what you can) 7 p.m. at Current Space, 421 North Howard Street. For more information, go to currentspace.com or email email@example.com.
Shocktail Hour’s Tournament of Terror: A ghastly game show and celebration, in between games, watch a creepy, cringe-y clip show to get into the spooky spirit and enjoy special seasonal treats and cocktails. (21+, $10-$25) 8:30 p.m. at Golden West Cafe, 1105 West 36th Street. For more information, go to goldenwestcafe.com, or call 410-889-8891.
Indie Sleaze Night: DJs Cullen Stalin (ex-TaxLo) and Brandon Carlo present a night of indie dance, sleaze rock, disco punk, bloghouse, and more. Photo booth by the legendary Josh Sisk. ($10 in advance, $15 at the door) 9 p.m. at Ottobar, 2549 North Howard Street. For more information, go to theottobar.com or call 410-662-0069.
Ducky’s Dungeon – COSPLAY EDITION: An anything-goes dance party highlighting Baltimore Club and Club Adjacent music celebrating DJ Ducky Dynamo’s birthday. Featuring sounds by Ducky Dynamo, DJ AyyMello, DJ J Heat, and DJ Taylor Senpai. Vending by VIBRA Supply. (21+, $10-$15) 9:30 p.m. at The Crown, 1910 North Charles Street. For more information, go to thecrownbaltimore.com or call 410-625-4848.
Saturday, Oct. 21
Music To Give You Goosebumps: Join the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and award-winning children’s author Anna Celenza for an afternoon of thrilling classic stories featuring witches, trolls, wizards, and monsters. ($15-$20) 11 a.m. at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral Street. For more information, go to bsomusic.org or call 410-783- 8000
Mini Halloween Market: Explore the creations of 10 local makers showcasing their unique and eerie crafts, sip spooky cocktails, and discover one-of-a-kind treasures. Noon to 6 p.m. at R. House, 301 West 29th Street. For more information, go to r.housebaltimore.com or call 443- 347-3570.
Spooky Science: Celebrate the thrills and chills of Halloween with science! All activities are free with a paid museum admission and completely free for members. Costumes are encouraged. No weapons allowed. Noon to 4 p.m. at Maryland Science Center, 601 Light Street. For more information, go to mdsci.org or call 410-685-237
Community Clay: A workshop for you to unleash your creativity, led by ceramicist Victoria Walton with sounds by DJ Deezy. For accessibility and disability-related needs, inquiries, as well as scholarships, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. ($25-$50) 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at NoMüNoMü, 709 North Howard Street. For more information, go to nomunomu.org.
The 24th Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival: Annual family festival and parade featuring a kids costume contests, lantern making, pop-up performances, an arts and crafts market, and more. Rain Date: Sunday, Oct. 28, 2023. 4 p.m., festival, 6:30 p.m. parade line-up, 7 p.m. parade, Patterson Park-Pulaski Monument. For more information, go to creativealliance.org or call 410-276-1651.
Fire Fest 2023: With ceramic firings reaching temperatures of molten lava, flame-broiled burgers, folk music, festive libations, and a fun and frenzied Clay Olympics. ($15-$35) 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Avenue. For more information, go to baltimoreclayworks.org, call 410.578.1919, or email email@example.com.
Fantasy Machine 5: An experimental fashion show and pop-up shop presented by Meg Beck. ($18-$25) 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Current Space, 421 North Howard Street. For more information, go to currentspace.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 40-Year-Old Puberty: A brilliant and irresistible storyteller takes audiences on a comedic journey to and through his manhood. ($15) 7:30 p.m. at BlakWater House, 218 West Saratoga Street. For more information, go to blakwatermusic.com or timalikpresents.com,
Midnight Club : Featuring sounds by Bronx native and club music stalwart El Blanco Niño and Bmore techno queen Flotussin, with supporting sounds by residents Kade Young, S.DOT and DJ Beast. ($5-$10) 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Crown Baltimore, 1910 North Charles Street. For more information, go to thecrownbaltimore.com, or call 410-625-4848.
Sunday, Oct. 22
Satan’s Stab Shack: Come get tattooed at the spookiest tattoo expo in the mid atlantic. Artists include Crispy Durag, Skoombu, MothMommy (Philly), and more. Featuring custom screen printing by Letter Company, pizza by Dinks Pies, and tarot readings by KB Astrology. (18+, $5) 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 118 S. Carrollton Avenue.
Thursday, Oct. 26
Boos & Bites: Fundraiser for Baltimore Abortion Fund featuring drinks, bites, and a bingo scavenger hunt. No registration required. Proceeds from select food and beverage purchases directly support BAF’s mission of ensuring abortion is accessible. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Various Locations. For more information, go to baltimoreabortionfund.org.
A Nightmare on Elm Street: Wes Craven’s 1984 horror classic screening for one night only. ($10) 9 p.m. at The Charles Theatre, 1711 North Charles Street. For more information, go to thecharles.com or call 410-727-3456.
Friday, Oct. 27
ArBOOretum: Family-friendly fun activities in the shadow of an 1860s mansion decorated in Halloween splendor. Featuring a spooky nature trail, seasonal crafts, food trucks and more. (Free admission for children two yrs and under, $5 adv. /$10 door) 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Avenue. For more information, go to cylburn.org, call 410-367-2217, or email: email@example.com.
Kimberlé Crenshaw presents “#SayHerName”: Kimberlé Crenshaw will be discussing her new edited collection “#SayHerName: Black Women’s Stories of Police Violence and Public Silence.” 6:30 p.m. at Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, 3128 Greenmount Avenue. For more information, go to redemmas.org or call 410-601-3072.
Sweet Spot Halloween: Featuring a live performance by Jack Powers (NYC), drag performances by Baby (Baltimore) and Jazmine (NYC/Portugal), and sounds by Sweet Spot and Arra. Costumes/looks encouraged. (21+, $25.75). 10 p.m. at Metro Gallery, 1700 North Charles Street. For more information, go to metrobmore.com, or call 443-425-5139
Saturday, Oct. 28
Spooky Delights Bring your little goblins, superheroes, and witches for a fun-filled Halloween adventure and trick-or-treating. Noon to 3:00 p.m. at Lexington Market, 112 North Eutaw Street. For more information, go to: lexingtonmarket.com or call 410-685-6169.
Baltimore Hip-Hop Bar Crawl “Halloween Edition”: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop at this musical bar crawl presented by B. Bull & A.G. Experience. Costumes are encouraged, with prizes at each stop. (21+, $25-$40) 4:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Various locations throughout Station North. For more information, go to eventbrite.com/e/baltimore-hip-hop-bar-crawl-halloween-edition-tickets.
A Very Haunted MasterPique Theater: Dive into a world where music, puppetry, and theatrical storytelling converge. All ages. ($12-$15) 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Black Cherry Puppet Theater, 1115 Hollins Street. For more information, go to blackcherrypuppettheater.weebly.com, call 410-752-7272, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Halloween Party: The DMV’s legendary Halloween event returns with a scary good lineup of dance floor-filling talent, featuring a tribute to the divas of the dance floor. (21+, $55-$99) 8 p.m. at The Maryland Science Center, 601 Light Street. For more information, go to mdsci.org, or call 410-685-237
GRL PWR PRESENTS SWEAT!: Hosted by Naomi Thee Ratchet featuring drag performances by Adire, ANDi, Saaphyri Wildz, Dyke God (Hoochie Daddies) and Vivacious (RuPaul’s Drag Race). With DJ Sets by A4lenia, Miss Twink USA (Chicago), and Precolumbian (Philly). (21+, $25-$100) 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Ottobar, 2549 North Howard Street. For more information, go to theottobar.com or call 410-662-0069.
VERSION: A Queer Dance Party: Celebrate Halloween and Blaq Pride in Baltimore with VERSION. Featuring 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, Oct. 29
You Too?: Final performance and talk with the playwright, Taylor Leigh Lamb, cast, and director Christen Cromwell. There are 20 complimentary tickets for each performance as part of #FreeFallBaltimore. Otherwise, they are $10. Masks are required. 2 p.m. at Strand Theater Company, 5426 Harford Road. For more information, go to: strand-theater.org or call: (443) 874-4917.
Tuesday, Oct. 31
Crown Karaoke: Halloween Edition: Come in costume and sing your heart out. Hosted by The Crown Karaoke Crew. Ages 21+. 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at The Crown Baltimore, Back Bar, 1910 North Charles Street. For more information, go to thecrownbaltimore.com or call 410-625-4848.
Wednesday, Nov. 1
Walter Mosley, “Touched” Bestselling author Walter Mosley will discuss his new novel “Touched” in conversation with Black Classic Press founder W. Paul Coates. 7 p.m. at Enoch Pratt Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral Street. In-person and virtual. For more information, go to prattlibrary.org, or call 410-396-5430.