Pride is here. (Photo by Flicker user liltito1)

A Stoop Storytelling event. A show at the Ottobar. First Friday. The Baltimore events calendar is starting to populate again. While plenty of pandemic precautions are being taken, it’s good to see the old gatherings start to get back up and running. With the arrival of June, we also welcome Pride month. Plus, there’s a few outdoor activities on the docket for summer. Here’s the agenda this week:

Baltimore County Pride Event: 6-8 p.m. on Friday, June 4, at Oregon Ridge Park. Baltimore County government hosts the outdoor celebration of LGBTQ pride month with an event featuring Gay Bingo led by Victoria Bohmore, and a sip and paint with Painting With a Twist.

First Friday: 5-9 p.m. on Friday, June 4 in Highlandtown. Head to Southeast Baltimore’s arts district for gallery tours at more than seven locations, pop-ups with everything from plants to paper cuts, and a chance to sample the neighborhood cuisine at a dozen local spots.

Sour Fest 2021: June 4-6 at Max’s Taphouse. The Fells Point pub is turning the annual sour day into a full weekend of beer sampling. Nearly 35 drafts will be available.

BROS Shadow Showdown: June 4-6 at The Meadow (Lexington St. and Park Ave.). The Baltimore Rock Opera Society is back with original live performances. The program features three short productions, all of which will use shadow puppetry: “Circa Rebus,” “The Legend of Demon Sperm” and “Robots.”

The Baltimore 10 Miler: 7 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, at Hunt Valley Towne Centre. The annual running event heads to Baltimore County this year, with a course that heads through country roads.

Re-emergence: An evening of stories, music, and cicadas: 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, at The Ivy Bookshop. Stoop Storytelling is back with picnicking, music from The New Old Fashioneds, and of course, live storytelling.

Nightmares: 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 5 at Ottobar. Cartoonist Emily Flake and comedian Robin Hazel conduct interviews on dark dreams with guests including Arika Casebolt, Allison Robicelli, Sandhya (Sandy Asirvatham) and Laura Lippman.

Gargoyles, Landmarks and Lions: Downtown Baltimore: 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 6, at the Hollywood Diner. Baltimore Heritage leads a Monumental City tour of downtown architectural landmarks, stepping off from the foot of the JFX Farmers Market.

Renee Tannenbaum Trio: 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 6, at An Die Musik LIVE! Tannenbaum, a D.C.-based jazz vocalist, is joined by pianist Jon Ozment and bassist John Leonard. Streaming and in-person seating options available.

Transmorgify: Through July 10 at Catalyst Contemporary. The Charles St. art gallery presents a duo exhibition featuring mixed media collages from Holly Roberts and paintings of Thiang Uk. The exhibition “blends the line of reality and fiction and presents rich textural works that meditate on our own human conditions,” a description states.

Stephen Babcock

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

2 replies on “10 Things to Do in Baltimore This Weekend: Pride at Oregon Ridge, Stoop Storytelling, First Friday”

  1. And don’t forget, there is LIVE RACING at PIMLICO through June 27th! Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Ist race is 12:40. Free parking, free admission. $3 program (if you want it). Food and beverages available!

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