Thursday, April 20
Stashed and Forgotten Cinema Club: Join artist-in-residence SHAN Wallace for a few hours of watching films on VHS and DVD found in the libraries archives and stacks. Noon to 4 p.m. at Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Branch, Artist Studio, 400 Cathedral Street. For more information, go to: prattlibrary.org or call: 410-396‑5430.
Dank Day: Celebrate 4/20 with Pariah’s beer releases. Featuring food by Nisson Sausageworks, including a Dank Day special edition footlong “Chronic” sausage with bleu cheese sauce and Doritos. Music By: DJ Cheeky Willie. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Pariah Brewing Company, 1700 Union Avenue, Suite D. For more information, go to: pariahbrewing.com, or email: email@example.com.
ONYX: 30-Year Anniversary of “BACDAFUCUP” Tour w/ R.A. the Rugged Man: Celebrate ONYX’s 1993 debut album Bacdafucup. 21+. ($25-$159) 6 p.m. at Metro Gallery, 1700 North Charles Street. For more information, go to: themetrogallery.net or call: 443-425-5139.
Spirit Sculpture Showcase with Oletha DeVane: An opportunity to celebrate and showcase the multimedia spirit sculptures made by several amazing teacher-artists. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Baltimore Museum of Art, Fox Court, 10 Art Museum Drive. For more information, go to: artbma.org or call: 443-573-1700.
Okay Everything 1st Birthday Open Studio: Celebrate the one-year anniversary of okay everything. Come celebrate with birthday cake, a small drink selection, and community. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at okay everything, 1100 Wicomico Street. For more information, go to: okayeverything.com.
DuPont Brass “Extra Credit Tour”: Come kick it with DuPont Brass at The Crown in Baltimore on 04/20 for their Extra Credit Tour. ($10-$15) 7 p.m. at The Crown Baltimore, 1910 North Charles Street. For more information, go to: thecrownbaltimore.tumblr.com or call 410-625-4848.
4/20 Fela Kuti Tribute: Sip a delicious cocktail while enjoying an evening of vintage Fela Kuti vinyl. Eclectic African Art and Fashion courtesy of Umri Siki and Gallery Denkyem Ase. Fela Kuti Tribute will set up The Kalakuta Speakeasy at Baltimore Spirits Company’s Cocktail Gallery on 4/20. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Baltimore Spirits Company, 1700 West 41st Street, #470. For more information, go to: baltimorespiritsco.com, or call: 443-687-9099.
Motor HOUSE PARTY: G.O.L.D. Music Ft. Silver Moonn: G.O.L.D. Music featuring Silver Moonn, as well as a DJ set by DJ Planet of the Morphing Grid. 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Motor House, 120 West North Avenue. For more information, go to: motorhousebaltimore.com.
Pushing Daisies: An all-vinyl dance party, featuring the sounds of Black Grealish, DJ Jono, Graham Hatke, and Rox Reed. 8 p.m. at The Royal Blue, 1733 Maryland Avenue. For more information, go to: royalbluebar.com or call: 443-869-6111.
Office Hours with JaySwann: Celebrate the opening of Office Hours, Current Space’s inaugural DJ residency. JaySwann, with an occasional special guest, will play deep-cut house and tech music. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Current Space, 421 North Howard Street. For more information, go to: currentspace.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, April 21
Artifact After Hours: Enjoy readings by two local authors, Zeine El-Amine (“Is This How You Eat a Watermelon?”) and Ailish Hopper (“Dark Sky Society,” “Bird in the Head”). 7 p.m to 10 p.m. at Artifact Coffee, 1500 Union Avenue. For more information, go to: artifactcoffee.com, or call 410-235-1881.
Soulful Fridays: Rodney Kelley: Enjoy signature dishes such as Cajun salmon, crab cakes, bayou pasta, southern fried catfish, and much more while you listen to jazz. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Next Phaze Cafe & Lounge, 112 East Lexington Street. For more information, go to: nextphazecafe.com or call: 410-449-3232.
Funktopia Presents The Dark Tower: Journey back to Funktopia for an evening of musical, poetic, choreographic, and artistic performances. Get an intimate look into the inner worlds of the Funktopians you’ve come to know and love, as well as a few new surprises. ($30) 8 p.m. at The Voxel, 9 West 25th Street. For more information: email email@example.com.
Saturday, April 22
East End Bazaar: An evening MKTplace featuring BLK-Owned food, wellness, and creative brands. Free produce while supplies last. Every other Saturday. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Eager Park, North Wolfe Street. For more information, go to: blkassfleamkt.com.
Brandon Woody’s UPENDO ft Casey Benjamin: Enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz in Current Space’s Garden Bar. ($20-$25) 6 p.m. at Current Space, 421 North Howard Street. For more information, go to: currentspace.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
#OpenKingNight presented by Pretty Boi Drag and Grl Pwr: A night of drag king performances from amateur and veteran performers. The cast lineup is booked on a first-come, first-served basis. The show is 18+, and ASL interpreted. ($15-$20) 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Le Mondo, 406 North Howard Street. For more information, email: email@example.com.
2023 Marquee Ball: Creature Feature!: The Marquee Ball returns in all-new technicolor with horrifyingly glamorous costumes, shocking décor, chilling cocktails, and bone-shaking bands. ($50-$250) VIP dinner 5:30 p.m.; Dance party 8 p.m. at Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Avenue. For more information, go to: creativealliance.org or call: 410-276-1651.
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: thecrownbaltimore.tumblr.com or call: 410-625-4848.
Break A Leg: 4/20 Edition: An open-format dance party promoting movement and free expression featuring the sounds of Foxy Nora, Styles Bond, Trilla Kay, DJ Bri Mafia, Tromac, and DJ-Sun. ($15-$30) 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. at The Compound, 2239 Kirk Avenue. For more information, email: 3SIDEmgmt@gmail.com
Sunday, April 23
Reggae Night Live!: Join St. Mary’s every Sunday for live reggae, cultural vending, vibing, dancing, and more. ($5-$10) 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at St Mary’s Restaurant & Bar, 120 West 25th Street. For more information, go to: stmarysrestaurantbar.com or call: 410-889-9600.
Bese Saka Spring Kick-Off Bash PT2: Kick off spring and summer of house music with Bese Saka. Featuring the sounds of Michael Joyner and Patrick Wilson, Ed Ramsey, and Charles Dockins. Cash bar and food service are available. ($20-$40) 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Baltimore Soundstage, 124 Market Place. For more information, go to: baltimoresoundstage.com or call: 410-244-0057.
Tuesday, April 25
AR/XR: Ada Pinkston, Will Pappenheimer, and Mollye Bendell: This panel discussion will focus on the work of three contemporary artists who each use augmented reality technologies as part of their work in unique and compelling ways. 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at UMBC, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Performing Arts and Humanities Building 234. For more information, go to: cadvc.umbc.edu, or call: 410-455-3188.
Wednesday, April 26
Jazz Wednesdays at Whitehall: Free jazz happy hour. Market vendors and our bar will be open for food and cocktails. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Whitehall Mill, 3300 Clipper Mill Road. For more information, go to: whitehallmillbaltimore.com
Thursday, April 27
Abortion Access Always Celebration: Gather as a community, and celebrate all the money raised towards abortion access in Maryland. ($30-$100) 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Current Space, 421 North Howard Street. For more information, go to: baltimoreabortionfund.org.
Charles Revival Series: ALIEN: How good is “Alien”? So good that, except for the computer interfaces on the Nostromo, it looks like it could have been shot yesterday. ($10) 9 p.m. at The Charles Theatre, 1711 North Charles Street. For more information, go to: thecharles.com or call: 410-727-FILM.
Friday, April 28
Waverly Book Festival: A literary collaboration between businesses and organizations highlighting Waverly and vintage Baltimore Charm. April 28 – 30 at various locations. For more information, go to: waverlybookfestival.com
Creative Mornings Baltimore: Movement with Tyde-Courtney Edwards: 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 “movement” and will be led by Tyde-Courtney Edwards, founder of Ballet After Dark. 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. For more information, go to: creativemornings.com/talks/tyde-courtneyedwards.
Hamlet: Opening Night: Witness the brilliance of Shakespeare’s greatest play. A thrilling tale of revenge brought to life by nationally recognized Shakespeare director Eleanor Holdridge. ($23-$55) 8 p.m. at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, 7 South Calvert Street. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call: 410-244-8570.
Ducky’s Dungeon: Celebrate the return of Spring with Ducky Dynamo and friends playing Baltimore Club, Hip hop, and 2000s jams. 21+. 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Crown Baltimore, 1910 North Charles Street. For more information, go to: thecrownbaltimore.tumblr.com or call: 410-625-4848.
Saturday, April 29
Werkin’ The Motor House: An incredible night of drag, glamor, camp, and fierce performances. 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Motor House, 120 West North Avenue. For more information, go to: motorhousebaltimore.com.
Analog Soul at Dark Room: Come as you are dressed to sweat and dance to the sounds of Analog Soul’s DatKat & Jacky Sommer (NYC). Hosted by Feroun. 21+. ($20) 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Location will be announced later.
Wednesday, May 3
Pilates at Lunch: A 30-minute low-impact exercise that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility. Noon to 12:30 p.m. at CareFirst Engagement Center, 1501 South Clinton Street, Suite 100. For more information, go to: carefirst.com/cec.