Thursday, May 4
Jazz Night at Werner’s: A night of jazz music presented by Todd Marcus. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m at Werner’s Diner and Pub, 231 East Redwood Street. For more information, go to restaurantji.com/md/baltimore/werners.
Baltimore Silent Book Club: Bring a book, grab a bite/food and enjoy reading your book in the company of fellow book lovers. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Old Major, 900 South Carey Street. For more information, go to: oldmajorbaltimore.com or email: email@example.com.
Reframing Futures II: Supporting Artists Through Alternative Means: Lecture: Artist talk featuring Derrick Adams to accompany the opening of a new exhibition of works by artists from the Last Resort Artist Retreat, including Jabari Jefferson, Murjoni Merriweather, Jamaal Peterman, McKinley Wallace II, and Kyle Yearwood. 7 p.m. at Goucher College, Merrick Lecture Hall, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road. For more information, go to: goucher.edu or call: 410- 337-6000.
Office Hours with JaySwann: Grab a drink in the Garden Bar while JaySwann, with an occasional special guest, spins some of the best deep cut house, tech, and amapiano you’ve ever heard. Free. 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, May 5
Flower Mart: Celebrate the beginning of spring at the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy’s Flower Mart, Baltimore’s oldest free public festival and home to the iconic lemon stick. Featuring music and educational settings, local flower and plant growers, handmade crafts on flower and green themes, and great food. (Free) May 5-6, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Mount Vernon Place, Mount Vernon surrounding the Washington Monument. For more information, go to: mountvernonplace.org or baltimore.org/event/flower-mart.
Asia North 2023: Celebrate the kickoff of Asia North 2023. Meet the artists featured in TRANSition/TRANSformation/TRANScendence. Enjoy performances by Hee Kyung Lee Dance Company, Hyejin Kim, Yong Han Lion Dancers, and Ashling Han. Enjoy Korean food. Opening remarks by Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott. 5 p.m. at The Motor House, 120 West North Avenue, and The Parlor, 108 West North Avenue. For more information, email: email@example.com or call: 410-244-1775.
Deep Dive with NoPixAfterDark: Ngaire: Aaron Dante hosts the first in a series of live podcast recordings with Creative Alliance Artists. Join Aaron Dante and Ngaiire before her performance with Ray Winder. ($10-$30) 6 p.m. at Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Avenue. For more information, go to: creativealliance.org or call: 410-276-1651.
Black Futures/Black Imaginings Music Edition: Featuring Afro House – Kojo Astronaut: Relax and unwind from your week with local musical performances. Explore one-of-a-kind exhibitions with food and drinks by local chefs. ($20-$25) 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m at Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 East Pratt Street. For more information, go to: lewismuseum.org or call: 443-263-1800.
808 Vol. 44: Vol. 44 of the monthly Baltimore series curated by BmoreAlien, featuring house DJ Reem Unknown, and hosted by OG SWOOZ with guest host Bryn Beats. Featuring DJ sets by Tyrathezombie and Kade Young, performances by Yoko McThuggin, Bucky Malone, Bari Lutalo, ALYX Ryon, Purple Thraxx, Keef Lashley, photographs by OG Angel Jones, and vending by The Social Elite Club. ($10) 9 p.m. at The Crown, 1910 North Charles Street. For more information, call: 410-625-4848.
Saturday, May 6
Open Studio Tour Weekend: Baltimore Open Studio Tour Weekend is a citywide event that brings together professional artists and the public. It gives art lovers, students, collectors, and creative influencers the opportunity to meet, connect with, and purchase art from some of Baltimore City’s most vibrant artists. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., various locations. For more information, go to: promotionandarts.org or call: 410-752-8632.
Tribute to Reggae Legends We Lost: Documentaries, DJs, all-you-can-eat buffet, and more. ($10) 8 p.m. at Le Mondo, 406 North Howard Street. For more information, go to: lemondo.org.
Sunday, May 7
Drop In Art Making: Grown & Change: Make a work of art inspired by their collection, you can create your masterpiece at the museum or take supplies home. Free, no registration required. All ages are welcome. 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Walters Art Museum, Third Floor, 600 North Charles Street. For more information, go to: thewalters.org or call: 410-547-9000.
Michael Raitzyk Trio: Great food and great music. Featuring the sounds of Michael Raitzyk, Jesse “Jay” Moody, and Ed Hrybyk. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m at The Brass Tap, 1205 West Mount Royal Avenue. For more information, go to: brasstapbeerbar.com/baltimore.
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.
Monday, May 8
Monday Night Jam Session hosted by SPICE: Enjoy live music, soul food, and great drinks. 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.
Peace In The Valley: Enjoy live music, cocktails, and food at this Monday night music series. This week features performances by Lexie Mountain and Brandon Woody’s Upendo. 8 p.m. at Le Comptoir Du Vin, 1729 Maryland Avenue. For more information, go to: comptoirbaltimore.com, or call: 443-297-7384.
Thursday, May 11
Drop-in Tour: Women Artists: Join a free one-hour thematic tour of the BMA’s collection, this week you’ll explore works on view by women artists. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. For more information, go to: artbma.org or call: 443-573-1700.
Tarsha Fitzgerald Presents “A Night of Sax”: A pre-Mother’s Day concert featuring jazz, R&B, soul, and funk music, including six phenomenal saxophonists. ($20-$25; $10 to stream) 7:30 p.m. at Keystone Korner, 1350 Lancaster Street. For more information, go to: keystonekornerbaltimore.com or call: 410-946-6726.
The Vibe Check: Musicians from all over the city come to Motor House to jam, vibe, and connect with Love Harris and 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, May 12
Japanese Calligraphy Workshop: Come learn the art of Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy) and make a special gift for someone special. During this workshop, you will learn the history and styles of Japanese Calligraphy, practice basic brush strokes and create a finished piece. Attendees will have the option to personalize their piece with their first name or “Mother” in celebration of Mother’s Day. All materials will be provided during the workshop. Light refreshments will be provided. ($25) 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Paper Herald, 702 Saint Paul Street. For more information, go to: paperherald.com or call: 443-835-1402.
Coffee Shop Concert Series w/ Special Guest Fola: The Coffee Shop Concert Series is a Friday-night community gathering featuring Baltimore’s most vibrant, up-and-coming musical acts curated by your host, John Tyler. The considered layout of the shop means that there is no bad seat in the house: you get both incredible views of the performance and high-fidelity sound while enjoying a selection of featured wine, beer, coffee, and teas. ($5) 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Good Neighbor, 3827 Falls Road. For more information, go to: goodneighborshop.com or call: 443-627-8919.
Hast du Feuer: A Baltimore and D.C. dance music crossover. Featuring the sounds of CalvoMusic, Kade Young b2b Jialing, Syd, Tromac, and DJ-SUN. ($15-$22) 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. at 618 Cocktail and Whiskey Lounge, 618 H Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001. For more information, go to: bar618.com, or call: 202-510-9604.
Saturday, May 13
Mini Mother’s Day Market: Bring your mom, grandma, or any special person in your life to enjoy a day of shopping, music, and delicious food. Featuring 10 unique vendors, a signature themed cocktail, and access to R House’s amazing food stalls. 12 p.m to 6 p.m. at R. House, 220 West 27th Street. For more information, go to: r.housebaltimore.com or call: 443- 347-3570.
Mother’s Day Dinner: There’s no better way to pay homage to moms than to cook a delicious meal in their honor, with them in the kitchen. Join Schola the day before Mother’s Day to celebrate a special dinner with Mom. ($90) 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Schola, 916 North Charles Street. For more information, go to: scholacooks.com, or call 443-714-7516.
Micah E. Wood, Plant Dad, NAE: A night of music by some Baltimore favorites in a beautiful outdoor setting. ($12-$15) 6 p.m. at Current Space, 421 North Howard Street. For more information, go to: currentspace.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sweet Spot 2-Year Anniversary: Calling all alien superstars! It’s time to warm up those thrusters and saddle up for Sweet Spot: SPACE COWBOY Queer Pop Dance Party. This one is XXXtra special as we celebrate TWO YEARS of Sweet Spot! Featuring sounds by Arra (NYC), Sweet Spot, and hosted by Baby. Ages 21+. ($10) 10 p.m. at Metro Gallery, 1700 North Charles Street. For more information, go to: themetrogallery.net or call: 443-425-5139.
Deep Sugar: Dancing like no one cares is back and at the forefront of what this city is always about. Join the vibes, the diversity, and the house nation in the heart of Station North as we celebrate life and celebrate music! Featuring sounds by Donna Edwards (NYC) and Mark Moultrie. Cash bar until 1:30 a.m. (Advance tickets $17-$20) 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. at 1722 North Charles Street. For more information, email: email@example.com or call: 410-547-8423.
Dyke Nite: Come flirt in person, say hello to your exes, and show off your lovers at our monthly Dyke Nite party! Sounds by DJ Lasokko and DJ Adamas. Dyke Nite is an inclusive space, transphobia, racism, or any other kinds of discrimination will not be tolerated. Please wear a mask. Ages 21+. ($10) 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Ottobar Downstairs, 2549 North Howard Street. For more information, go to: theottobar.com or call: 410-662-0069.
Sunday, May 14
Mother’s Day R&B Brunch (Mom on Top of The World II): Hear the smooth sounds of R&B vocalist Stonely Ellis featuring saxophonist Eddie Baccus Jr. ($40-$440) Noon to 3 p.m. at World Trade Center, 401 East Pratt Street, Floor 21. For more information, go to: nextphazecafe.com.
Mother’s Day By The Water – Rosé Wine Tasting: Enjoy a variety of rosés, appetizers, great views, and good music. Moms will receive a gift bag and discounts on bottles of rosé. ($45) 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at V-NO Wine Bar and Shop, 905 South Ann Street. For more information, go to: v-no.com.
The Ultimate Mother’s Day Drag Brunch: A super special Mother’s Day drag brunch sponsored by Wana Brands. ($25-$250). 1:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Guilford Hall Brewery, 1611 Guilford Avenue. For more information, go to: sadbrunch.com.
A Mother’s Love Comedy Show and Dinner: Dinner, poetry, and comedy. ($40-$60) 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Patapsco Arena, 3301 Annapolis Road. For more information, call: 443-250-9063.
Wednesday, May 17
3rd Wednesdays Open Mic Night: For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians, and a different host every week. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Busboys and Poets, Baltimore, 3224 Saint Paul Street. For more information, go to: busboysandpoets.com.