Thursday, July 27
Sondheim 2023 Art Prize Finalists: Artist Talks: A presentation by the 2023 Janet & Walter Sondheim Art Prize finalists: Kyrae Dawaun, Nekisha Durrett, and Abigail Lucien. Deborah & Philip, English Curator of Decorative Art, Design, and Material Culture Earl Martin will introduce the program, and the artists will discuss their practice and their work currently on view at the Walters Art Museum. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Virtual. For more info, go to: thewalters.org or call: 410-547-9000.
Etch A Sketch Drawing Workshop: Full-time Etch-A-Sketch artist Jane Labowitch will guide you through the basics of creating art on the classic toy while sharing her journey as an artist. Free, but RSVP to reserve a space. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and 7:30 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.
Friday, July 28
Friday Night Rox & Records: Dance into the weekend with drinks and music at this Black-owned venue. Draft beer will be available. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Off The Rox, 3232a Eastern Avenue. For more information, go to: offtheroxwine.com, or call: 443-388-8925.
Wico x OKE Paint & Sip: Local artist Caroline of Okay Everything will guide you through a low-key, no experience needed, Baltimore-themed paint night. Ages 21+. ($35) 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Wico Street Beer Company, 1100 Wicomico Street. For more information, go to: wicostreetbeerco.com or email: okayeverything.com.
Soulful Fridays: Enjoy signature soul food dishes, drinks, and music by Gerell and Friends. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Next Phaze Cafe & Lounge, 112 East Lexington Street. For more information, go to: nextphazecafe.com or call: 410-449-3232.
BLACK MAGICK: A Dark and Soulful Celebration: Presented by Black Celebration and Slings & Arrows (DC). Featuring sounds by DJ Vampyre Noire, DJ Jerrod Bronson, DJ Hell O’ Kitty, spinning goth, industrial, new wave, post-punk, funk, and more. All Ages. ($5) 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Ottobar, 549 North Howard Street. For more information, go to: theottobar.com or call: 410-662-0069.
Saturday, July 29
Brunch @ The Jerk Garden: Come and enjoy a curated vibe brought to you by Justin The Curator & Terra Cafe. Powered By Patron & D’usse. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Terra Cafe, 101 East 25th Street. For more information, call: 410-936-7852.
Let’s Ride Into Summer! Porch Signing With Valerie Bolling: Book signing and meet-and-greet with children’s book author Valerie Bolling. 11 a.m. at The Ivy Bookshop, Front Porch, 5928 Falls Road. For more information, go to: theivybookshop.com or call: 410-377-2966.
2000s Party: Featuring music from the 99 to the 2010s. With sounds by Styles Bond, Daveology Madivelli, DJ Shido and Sliccjuice. Ages 21+. ($10-$15) 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Current Space, 421 North Howard Street. For more information, go to: currentspace.com or email: email@example.com.
Red Emma’s Mother Earth Poetry Vibe featuring Simply Sherri: Quarterly poetry/spoken word open mic of justice, conscious thought, spirituality, and more. This edition celebrates the release of the new collection of poetry “Tunnel Maze” by Simply Sherri. Hosted by Analysis The Poet. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, 3128 Greenmount Avenue. For more information, go to: redemmas.org or call: 410-601-3072.
Summer Block Party Tour: Featuring the smooth R&B sounds of Jodeci, SWV, and Dru Hill.($84+) 7:30 p.m. at CFG Bank Arena, 201 West Baltimore Street. For more information, go to: cfgbankarena.com, or call: 410-347-2020.
Baltimore Beat Summer Jam Fundraiser: DJs, bands, food, and beverages to support your favorite Black-run, Black-led, nonprofit newspaper. Featuring sounds by Jay Swann, Kade Young, DJ-SUN, Tromac, Trillnatured, Emily Rabbit, Hormone, Lefty Bey, and Infinity Knives & Brian Ennals. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. ($15-$20) The Compound, 2239 Kirk Avenue, Baltimore. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Omar S: Come as you are, ready to dance and sweat to the sound of Detroit dance music pioneer Omar S. Opening set by Chris Nitti. Hosted by Feroun. Ages 21+. ($35-$40) 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Dark Room. The address will be sent to the ticket holder. For more information, email: email@example.com.
Sunday, July 30
SoHa Street Market: Neighborhood market in Northeast Baltimore celebrating businesses, local community creatives, and emerging entrepreneurs together. Food and drink vendors, and kid zone with crafts and music. Noon to 5 p.m. at various locations. 4700-4800 blocks of Harford Road. For more information, go to: snugbooks.com or call: 443-869-4022.
Poetry Reading: Featuring words and sounds by Lily Herman, Kelly Xio, Lish Clambrone, Anna K. Crooks, and Herald. Proceeds benefit the clean water initiative Waves for Water. ($5-$20, sliding scale). Doors 6 p.m, performances 7 p.m. at Le Comptoir du Vin, 1729 Maryland Avenue. For more information, go to: comptoirbaltimore.com, or call: 443-297-7384.
Wednesday, August 2
Landis Expandis Presents: Wednesday Friends: Featuring sounds by Chris Brooks, Cheeky Willie, and more in support of Landis Expandis. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Peabody Heights Brewery, 401 East 30th Street. For more information, go to: peabodyheightsbrewery.com or call: 410-467-7837.
Jazz Wednesdays: Enjoy live jazz by Café Red, featuring Isaac Parham (saxophone), Ed Botts (keyboard), Ernest Abdul-Raheem (bass), and Howard Brooks (drums). Food and cocktails will be available. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Whitehall Mill, 3300 Clipper Mill Road. For more information, go to: whitehallmillbaltimore.com, or call 410- 585-5737.
Thursday, August 3
WTMD First Thursday: Free music on the waterfront featuring sounds by Emily Rabbit, James Nasty, Modern Nomad, Abraham Alexander, and Deer Tick. Rain or shine. 5:30 p.m. at Canton Waterfront Park. For more information, go to: wtmd.org/radio or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop: This workshop creates a space for participants of all levels and genres of writing to create new pieces and workshop any existing ones. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Motor House, 120 West North Avenue. For more information, go to: motorhousebaltimore.com.
Gouge Away, Doubt and Hormone: Hardcore rock music showcase featuring Gouge Away (Florida), Doubt, and Hormone. All ages. ($16-$18) 8 p.m. at Metro Gallery, 1700 North Charles Street. For more information, go to: themetrogallery.net or call: 443-425-5139.
The Terminator: James Cameron’s classic dystopian blockbuster screening for one night only as part of the Charles Revival Series. ($10) 9 p.m. at The Charles Theatre, 1711 North Charles Street. For more information, go to: thecharles.com or call: 410-727-3456.
Jazzy Summer Nights: The Crank Crusaders, food trucks, retail vendors, curated activations, and more. ($30+) 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 101 West Cromwell Street. For more information, go to: thefinngroup.net/jazzy-summer-nights.
Friday, August 4
The String Queens: A dynamic trio that creates stimulating musical experiences that inspire diverse audiences to love, hope, feel, and imagine. Featuring Kendall Isadore (violin), Dawn Johnson (viola), and Élise Sharp (cello). ($10-$45) August 4-5 at various times, at Keystone Korner Baltimore, 1350 Lancaster Street. For more information, go to: keystonekornerbaltimore.com.
Highlandtown First Friday Art Walk: Self-guided art walk featuring drink and food specials. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at various locations. For more information, go to: ihearthighlandtown.com.
Golden Hour x DJ-Sun: Ease into your weekend with a cold cocktail, sunset views, and the slickest summertime beats. Featuring sounds by DJ-Sun spinning to set the tone for your weekend ahead. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sagamore Pendry, 1715 Thames Street. For more information, go to: pendry.com/baltimore or call: 443-552-1400.
Saturday, August 5
Vintage Black Expo | Baltimore 2023: Learn from vintage business owners, shop local boutiques, and connect with prospective clients and guests. ($10, free for people 17 and under) 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Eubie Blake National Jazz and Cultural Center, 847 North Howard Street. For more information, go to: eubieblake.org, vingageblackexpo.com, or call: 410-225-3130.
Crosscurrence: A night of readings, performance, and music. Curated by Andrew Shenker. ($12-$20, and 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.
Sunday, August 6
Radicle: Foundations of Herbal Medicine – Part 2: A four-part foundational herbal medicine-making intensive for folks in the Baltimore area. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Our Time Kitchen, 117 West 24th Street. For more information, go to: ourtimekitchen.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.