Wednesday, Aug. 24

The Poetry Party Live Open Mic: An open mic night event hosted by Kish The Lioness, poets, singers, rappers, comedians, instrumentalists, or artists of any kind can sign up to perform. 7-11 p.m., The Garage, 6 E Lafayette St. ($10)

Thursday, Aug. 25

Open Mic Poetry: Poetry open mic event hosted by Meccamorphosis. Participants can perform or just watch the performances and chill. 7-10:00 p.m., Motor House, 120 W North Ave. This event happens every fourth Thursday of the month.

Baynard Woods: Inheritance (In Conversation With Leslie Gray Streeter): Join The Ivy for a conversation between Baynard Woods and Leslie Gray Streeter, focusing on Woods’ new memoir, Inheritance: An Autobiography of Whiteness. 6 p.m., The Ivy Bookshop, 5928 Falls Rd.

Free Online Painting Class: Free online painting class for all ages and all skill levels led by Palak StudioInk where students will learn how to paint and blend colors. 8- 9 p.m., Online/Virtual.

Friday, Aug. 26

Baltimore African Fest 2.0:  Festival bringing the old vibes back headlined by the legendary Olu Maintain and hosted by MC DEEMONEY with sounds by DJ X-ONE.  7 p.m. – 2 a.m, 9988 Liberty Rd. Randallstown. ($50)

Station North Art Walk: Spotlight on Greenmount West: An evening of simultaneous exhibits, performances, and maker markets. Pick up a print map at Open Works, 1400 Greenmount Ave., to plan your self-guided tour. 5-8 p.m. Multiple locations. 

Artist Talk with Waller Gallery Fellow Charles Mason III: Join Waller Gallery Fellow Charles Mason Ill in conversation with Dr. Jessica Bell Brown, Thomas James, Krystal Mack, and Marian Simms. Subjects will range from art practices, working on new work, and shifting focus. 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m..  Waller Gallery, 420 N. Calvert St.

Saturday, Aug. 27

VERSION, A Queer Dance Party: VERSION is back! Sounds by Trillnatured, hosted by Kotic Couture, and documented by Sydney Allen. 10 p.m.., The Crown, 1910 N Charles St, 2nd fl. ($10)

Micah E. Wood. Ring Ring EP Release Show: Release show held outdoors with Giji, Megafuana, and DJ Kotic Couture. 7 p.m., Current Space, 421 N. Howard St. ($10-$12). 

NoName Book Club: Book club meeting discussing “Root Magic” by Eden Royce. 1.p.m., Red Emma’s 3128 Greenmount Ave. (Free, RSVP)

Sunday, Aug. 28

Plant Patio Party with Green Neighbor: Join a community of plant lovers for a plant swap outdoors and enjoy live entertainment and refreshments.  2 -4:00 p.m., Good Neighbor, 3827 Falls Rd. 

Monday, Aug. 29

Plant Care Workshop: Join Stem & Vine as they discuss plant care at NoMüNoMü and offer free plant cuttings. 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., NoMüNoMü, 709 N Howard St..

Above the Bar Comedy: Above the Bar is a comedy open mic Hosted by Khairy that welcomes comedians of all levels of experience and fans of all types of comedy. 7 -10 p.m., St. Mary’s Restaurant, 120 West 25th St. This event happens every Monday.

Tuesday, Aug. 31

Happy Hour at Show Room, Enjoy unique artistic cocktails in an artistic environment, enjoy food available from The Empanada Lady and view art in the gallery. 7-10:00 p.m., Motor House 120 W. North Ave.

Thursday, Sept. 1 

Publik/Private, Premiere: New Works Jordannah Elizabeth in Conversation with Ebony Evans: Author Jordannah Elizabeth will premiere a never before heard personal essay, Ricochet of the Raindrops, a literary follow-up to The Warmest Low. 7 p.m., Cotyledon Arts, 422 W. Mulberry St.

The Queer Agenda: Baltimore Living Archives Film Series: A film screening of The Watermelon Woman as part of a film series curated by SHAN Wallace. For tickets and more information visit 7 p.m., Parkway Theater, 5 W North Avenue. ($11.50)

Friday, Sept. 2

NOCHE DE VERANO SIN TI: CELEBRACIÓN DE BAD BUNNY: A dance party for fans of Bad Bunny with a DJ set by @elpedronight ¡Vamos a bailar! 8 p.m., Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. ($15 – 20).

Saturday, Sept. 3

Collective Minds House Music Festival: Annual free house music festival for all ages at a new outdoor location. Noon – 8 p.m.. Pearlstone Retreat Center, 425 Mount Gilead Road, Reisterstown. (Free, all ages)

GRL PWR Presents: Butch Gardens: A queer friendly happy hour dance party welcome to all. 4 p.m -9 p.m., Peabody Heights Brewery, 401 E 30th St. (Free)

Deep Sugar presents: The Collective Minds Festival “Afterparty”. Featuring selectors, Ultra Naté, DJ Oji, and Mookie Wizzo. 9 p.m -4 a.m., Factory 17 aka Club 1722, 1722 N. Charles Street. ($20 – $25)

Sunday, Sept. 4

Good Neighbor Maker’s Market: Shop and support local makers at this monthly outdoor marketplace. Noon – 4 p.m., Good Neighbor, 3827 Falls Rd. 

Black Femme Supremacy Film Festival: Fifth Annual Festival themed NOURISHMENT, where artists will be sharing stories that show how Black Femmes nourish their imagination, soul, and even their bellies. Sept 4-10, Hybrid. (Free – $200)

Monday, Sept. 5

Labor Day House-Werk: House music party hosted by For the Love Productions featuring DJ Oji, DJ Baby, and DJ Kelly Kel rain or shine. 2 p.m. -8 p.m., Peabody Heights Brewery, 401 E. 30th St. ($15)

Tuesday, Sept. 6

Writing Workshop: This Writing Workshop hosted by Unique Robinson provides a space for participants of all levels and genres of writing to create new pieces, and workshop any existing ones. This is an accessible opportunity for writers outside of institutions to develop and focus on their craft, in the company of community. 7 p.m. -10 p.m., Motor House, 120 W. North Ave. (Free, RSVP) This event happens every First Tuesday. 

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Spark: New Light Exhibition Reception: Explore the creative vision of 24 Baltimore artists at SPARK: New Light, presented by Towson University, UMBC, and PNC Bank. 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Peale Museum, 225 Holliday Street.  (Free, RSVP)

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, gallery coordinator for Connect +...