10 Things to Do in Baltimore This Weekend: Future Islands Livestream, Fall Festival, John Lennon’s 80th Birthday

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Live, local music is one of the things we’ve been missing most in the pandemic, but this weekend provides a pair of chances to check out Baltimore bands from home. Plus, get into the spooky season with outdoor movies on Charles St., Halloween drag and a commemoration of Poe’s death.

Fractal Cat Presents John Lennon’s 80th Birthday: Friday, Oct. 9, 7-9 p.m. Streaming live from the 8X10, The Baltimore band with plenty of Beatles influence pays tribute to the icon with a set of original songs, followed up by Lennon classics.

BIW Innovation Celebration: Friday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Baltimore Innovation Week 2020 features a daylong series of virtual discussions with local technologists and entrepreneurs, putting a spotlight on the community’s response to COVID-19. The day closes out with the announcement of the winners of the Technical.ly awards and tech trivia.

Future Islands Worldwide Livestream: Friday, Oct. 9, 8-11 p.m. The Baltimore band will be broadcasting a show live from its hometown as it marks the release of new album “As Long As You Are.”

Hall-O-Queens Drag Show: Friday, Oct. 9&10, 9-11 p.m. at Ottobar. Baltimore’s beloved club hosts Halloween drag on the patio, hosted by Cher Rub and Kelsey Kadaver. Social distancing will be highly enforced. For a bit of extra incentive, there’s a facemask competition.

POE IS DEAD! 2020: Sat., Oct. 10, 4-4:45 p.m. The annual event commemorating the death of Edgar Allan Poe at Westminster Catacombs and Graveyard will be streamed on Facebook Live. It features a reading of “Tell-Tale Heart” by actor Tony Tsendeas, a tribute to Poe and a wreath-laying.

Outdoor Movie Series at The Charles: Saturday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. The Station North movie theater sets up on the parking lot across the street for some October screenings. BYO lawn chair. First up: “Gremlins.”

An Afternoon with the Artist: Saturday, Oct. 10, 12-4 p.m. at Catalyst Contemporary. The Mount Vernon gallery features a meet and greet with Arthur Jedson Smalley, whose paintings and sculptures are currently featured in the space with his solo exhibition “Intertwined.”

The Garage Sale: Saturday, Oct. 10 at R. House, 12-4 p.m. The Remington food hall sets up a market outside featuring local creators and makers.

Fall Festival: Oct. 10&11 at Jones Family Farm. The Edgewood farm has pumpkin picking, a corn maze and more.

Trucks for Tots: Sunday, Oct. 11 at Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Big trucks will be parking at the zoo, providing another attraction alongside the wildlife.

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