Comedian Ian Lara has two sets at The Grand Ballroom this weekend. (Photo via

The loud chirp and constant hum of cicadas seems to be more of a feature of Baltimore these days than a bug. But the city’s events roll on, continuing their own re-emergence. Baltimore Pride’s mix of in-person and virtual events get underway this weekend, bringing back the city’s signature festival celebrating the LGBTQ community. Plus, events like the Baltimore Street Food Festival and two sets from comedian Ian Lara bring live gatherings back to the calendar. Here’s the full rundown:

Black Wall Street 100: An American City Grapples with its Historical Racial Trauma with Hannibal B. Johnson: 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, virtual. Enoch Pratt Free Library presents a discussion of the Tulsa Massacre with Johnson, an award-winning author who chronicles the Black experience in Oklahoma.

Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalist Artist Talk: Lavar Munroe: 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, at the Walters Art Museum. The Baltimore and Bahamas-based artist will discuss his journey and voice with Walters Assistant Curator of Asian Art Dany Chan.

Camden Yards: Greatest Ballpark in America: Friday, June 11, virtual. The Virtual Histories series from The Baltimore Architecture Foundation and Baltimore Heritage heads to the ballpark for a look inside Baltimore’s beloved baseball stadium that reintroduced urban, retro designs. The session features Janet Marie Smith, the VP of planning and design with the Orioles during the stadium’s development.

Ian Lara: 7:30 & 10:30 on Friday, June 11, at The Grand Ballroom. The comedian brings laughs straight from Comedy Central and the clubs of NYC to Glen Burnie for two shows.

Peravon Jazz Trio: 7 p.m. on Friday, June 11, at An Die Musik Live! The trio features Matt Perich on guitar Phil Ravita on bass and Greg Herron on drums, performing tunes that mix jazz with funk, blues, rock and Latin. Streaming and in-person attendance options available.

The Baltimore Street Food Festival: Saturday, June 12 at Power Plant LIVE! Food trucks circle up at the Inner Harbor entertainment plex, with plenty of mobile munchies to go around. Plus, there will be a beer garden, hard selzer samples, entertainment, axe throwing and more. The fest is held in two shifts: 12-3 p.m. & 5-8 p.m.

Superhero Science: 12-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, at Maryland Science Center. Head to the Inner Harbor experimentation station or tune in at home to learn about the science behind superpowers, and take part in activities to test your knowledge.

Caribbean Heritage Month Author Panel featuring Ingrid Persaud: 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, virtual. Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Writers LIVE features the author of “Love After Love” and local authors in a conversation moderated by Cherrie Woods.

Pride Fashion Show: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, June 13 at Safari Night Club. Baltimore Pride celebrates the LGBTQ community with a week of in-person and virtual events kicking off Sunday. It starts with a ticketed fashion show. Hosted by B Eazy, the runway will feature the work of local designers, including Jordi Equitable, The KLVN Brand, KXJ Apparel, Lace Up, London Couture Boutique, ManiqKen, Tomboi and Under Armour. Music is curated by DJ Artiste, and entertainment will be provided by the King and Queen of Pride and Ms. New Faces.

Spring Jazz Brunch: 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 13, virtual. Cook up brunch at home and listen as celebrated Baltimore jazz pianist Lafayette Gilchrist performs in a benefit for Gilchrist Center Baltimore, which provides hospice, medical care and more.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.

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