Wednesday, October 19

Lantern Making Drop-In: Create a lantern for Baltimore’s Great Lantern Parade and Festival. All ages welcome, all supplies provided. ($5-10 suggested donation) 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Avenue. For more information, go to: creativealliance.org or call: 410-276-1651.

Two Schools, One Love: This iconic festival celebrates the rich tradition of the City vs. Poly/Poly vs. City game. There will be a live stream of the game, live DJs, and more. ($20) 10 a.m to 6 p.m. at City Garage, 101 West Dickman Street. For more information, go to: citypolyfest.com or call: 443-491-8465.

BARCS Yappy Hour Spook-tacular at The Point: Costume contest and fundraiser. There will be pup meals for the doggies and spooky drink specials for the humans. Proceeds go to the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter. ($15) 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Point in Fells, 1738 Thames Street. For more information, go to: thepointfells.com or call: 410-327-7264.

Thursday, October 20

Black Book Trivia Happy Hour: Enjoy a specialty cocktail and show off your literary knowledge. ($12-$15) 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 East Pratt Street. For more information, go to: lewismuseum.org or call: 443-263-1800. 

Friday, October 21

SAWUD RAYAY: A symphony by Jamal Moore, also featuring Nik Francis, Ada Pinkston, and The Soft Pink Truth. ($10-$30) Oct. 21-22, show times vary, at The Crown Baltimore, 1910 North Charles Street. For more information, go to: For more information, go to: thecrownbaltimore.tumblr.com or call: 410-625-4848.

Queer. Futures. Past: I’m a Ghost and So are You.: This multimedia ritual performance and installation is an offering to the LGBTQ+ community of Baltimore City, to collectively explore notions of queer lineage by summoning spirits of the past in order to see into the future. ($7-$20), Oct. 21-Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. at Current Space, 421 North Howard Street. For more information, go to: currentspace.com.

Share Your Growth: A Semi-Silent Art Exhibit: A night of storytelling and self-actualization, featuring a pop-up art gallery synchronized with a silent disco. ($21-$42) 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Cobalt Workspace, 1014 West 36th Street. For more information, go to: facebook.com/sysmvmt or call: 443-860-6816.

Saturday, October 22

Mini Halloween Market: Shop local vendors for Halloween-themed gifts. 11 a.m. at R. House, 301 West 29th Street. For more information, go to: r.housebaltimore.com or call: 443-347-3570.

A Harvest for Baltimore R&B Fans: While it’s too late in the year for linen and leather sandals, you can still rock your Kangols with your bluetooth ear pieces. Wouldn’t want to miss a call from your lady friend. In what could be the Super Bowl for every “unc” and “auntie” in the DMV, the Isley Brothers, Maze Ft. Frankie Beverly and Tom Browne are playing the Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena ($63.50 – $333) Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Electric Slide should start shortly after that. Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena is located at 1000 Hilltop Circle, Catonsville, MD 21250. For more information call: (443) 612-3840, or go to: chesapeakeemployersinsurancearena.com/events/2022/rblegendsshowdown

Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival: A juried international festival of the world’s most boundary-pushing, mind-blowing animation programmed and organized by animator and educator Phil Davis. ($11.50), 7 p.m. at SNF Parkway Theatre, 5 West North Avenue. For more information, go to: sweatyeyeballs.com or call: 410-752-8083.

VERSION: A Queer Dance Party: VERSION is a dance party and space carved out for queer and trans people, by queer and trans people. This month’s event is part of Baltimore Blaq Pride. ($10) 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Crown Baltimore, 1910 North Charles Street. For more information, go to: For more information, go to: thecrownbaltimore.tumblr.com or call 410-625-4848.

Sunday, October 23

Harbor Harvest Children’s Festival: Face painting, pumpkin picking, and more. (General admission is free, passes start at $12) 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rash Field, 201 Key Highway. For more information, go to: waterfrontpartnership.org or call: 443-743-3308.

The Sankofa Experience: Event celebrates the opening of this interactive exhibition featuring a look back at the work of Sankofa Dance Theater. There will be drums, dance, snacks, and a first glimpse of the exhibition. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Peale, 225 Holliday Street. For more information, go to: sankofa.thepeale.org/peale/ or call: 667-222-1814. 

Monday, October 24

G.R.O.W. Beyond Creative Barriers: Learn to use a research-based anthology of best practices to gain control of mindless procrastination and the struggle to complete independent tasks. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Good Neighbor, 3827 Falls Road. For more information, go to: goodneighborshop.com.

Thursday, October 27

Muertos y Santos: Celebrating Life and Death in Latinx Communities: Artists Edgar Reyes and Nicoletta Darita de la Brown and freelance writer Priscila González de Doran will each share their perspectives and experiences engaging with the ways communities celebrate and honor those who have passed. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street. For more information, go to: thewalters.org or call 410-547-9000.

Brown Lecture Series: Jemele Hill: Award-winning journalist Jemele Hill in conversation with journalist Roland Martin. 7 p.m. at Enoch Pratt Library Central Branch, 400 Cathedral Street. For more information, go to: prattlibrary.org or call: 410-396‑5430.

Sweet Spot: Straights to Hell Halloween Party: Musical performances from the Dragon Sisters, dancing, costumes, and more. ($15-$20) 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Manor, 924 North Charles Street. For more information, go to: themanorbaltimore.com or call: 443-835-1526.

Friday, October 28

Baltimore Comic-Con: Comic creator guests, retailers, and exhibitors, and more. ($30-$175) Oct. 28-30 at Baltimore Convention Center, 1 West Pratt Street. For more information, go to: baltimorecomiccon.com or email: general@baltimorecomiccon.com

Creative Mornings Talk: Kuo Pao Lian: Lian is an architect and licensed contractor whose experience includes architecture, design build, and development. 8:30 p.m. to 10 a.m., Sandtown Furniture, 1830 Belt Street. For more information, go to: creativemornings.com/bal.

ArBOOretum: This fall celebration features a photo booth, food truck, entertainers, and more. ($5-$10) 5:30 p.m to 8 p.m. at Cylburn Aboretum, 4915 Greenspring Avenue. For more information, go to: cylburn.org or call: 410-367-2217.

Murjoni Merriweather Exhibition Opening: Murjoni creates sculpted beings that are based around real people and real experiences. Her work addresses and eliminates stereotypes through clay portraits and video work. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Avenue. For more information, go to: creativealliance.org or call: 410-276-1651.

Get Out In Concert: Experience “Get Out” on the big screen, with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performing the score, conducted by Jonathan Rush. ($40-$85) Oct. 28-30, 8 p.m. at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral Street. For more information, go to: bsomusic.org or call:  410-783-8000.

Saturday, October 29

DEEP SUGAR 19th Anniversary Halloween Weekender: Two nights of Halloween and house music fun. Oct. 29-30 at Factory 17, 1722 North Charles Street. For more information, email: Djvincechristopher@yahoo.com or call: 410-547-8423.

SOBO Halloween Bash: Penny carnival games, music by DJ Nate-mare, food and drink, a spook-tacular costume parade, and a Fall market. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Riverside Park, 301 East Randall Street. For more information, email: sobohalloweenbash@gmail.com. 

Public Pretender Works On Paper: An opening reception for an exhibit featuring the work of Alana Roth. 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Cahoots Brothers, 300 West 29th Street. For more information, email: info@thecahootsbrothers.com

Say it Loud Regional Youth Poetry Slam: Documentary screening, poetry workshop, and more. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Morgan State University Murphy Fine Arts Center, 2201 Argonne Drive. For more information, go to: dewmorebaltimore.org or call: 410-705-0598.

Greektown Fall Festival: Costume contest, crafts, food, and more. 3 p.m. at Greektown Square and Event Center, 700 South Quail Street. For more information, email: ggna.baltimore@gmail.com.

GRL PWR℠ Presents SWEAT!: A night of drag kings, queens, and everybody in between. Hosted by Lula Lioness and Saaphyri Wildz, with a live performance from Crystal Waters. ($0-50, with limited free tickets for trans and nonbinary community members) 6 p.m. at Current Space, 421 Tyson Street. For more information, go to: currentspace.com.

Halloween “One More Time”: A rooftop dance party, live music, DJs, and more. ($49-$99) 8 p.m. at The Maryland Science Center, 601 Light Street. For more information, go to: mdsci.org or call: 410-685-2370.

Sunday, October 30

Ottobar’s Annual Halloween Market: Over 30 vendors selling a variety of handmade crafts. 11 a.m. at Ottobar, 549 North Howard Street. For more information, go to: theottobar.com or call: 410-662-0069.

The Fedoras and Cigars Music Festival: This event features live music, DJs, cigars for sale, and more. ($30) 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Safari Club, 5625 O’Donnell Street. For more information, email: info@baynardenterprises.com. 

Trunk or Treat at Poe Homes: Free treats and costumes. 1 p.m. at Poe Homes, 800 West Lexington Street. For more information, go to: bdeebaltimorelove.org or call: 410-622-9519.

Community Day: A Movement in Every Direction: Celebrate the opening of “A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration” with a free event for all ages. This event features art making, interactive dance, and appetizers. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. For more information, go to: artbma.org or call: 443-573-1700.

Monday, October 31

Trunk or Treat Stoop Night: Treats, drinks, crafts, games, and more. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis Neighborhood Center, 2405 Linden Avenue. For more information, go to: stfranciscenter.org or call: 410-669-2612.

Paranormal Activities: A Halloween party. Costumes are encouraged. ($10-$100) 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Euphoria, 1301 Ponca Street. For more information, call: 202-765-6009.

Wednesday, November 2 

The Poetry Party Live Open Mic: Performances from poets, singers, comedians, and more. ($10-$15) 7 p.m. at The Garage, 6 East Lafayette Avenue. For more information, call: 443-804-8742. 

Eric Jackson presents “BoOTS: Liberation in the Masses and in the Margins,” with Ed Whifield: This book talk is an opportunity to learn more about organizations who took liberation into their own hands. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, 3128 Greenmount Avenue. For more information, go to: redemmas.org or call: 410-601-3072.

Teri Henderson

Teri Henderson is the Arts and Culture Editor of Baltimore Beat. She is the author of the 2021 book Black Collagists. Previously, she was a staff writer for BmoreArt,...