In a difficult year, it’s important to support the local work of arts outlets and organizations that were founded in the city, and continue to grow here. This weekend brings benefits for the Creative Alliance, WTMD and Baltimore Community Foundation’s LGBTQ Fund — each with intriguing programming for virtual attendees of its own. Plus, check out a new mural, and a new whiskey. Here’s the lineup:
Christian Sands Trio: Nov. 6-7 at Keystone Korner. The noted pianist plays a two-night engagement at the Harbor East jazz club.
Fall Fling: 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Old Line Spirits. The distillery offers a day of cocktails and the release of the Sherry Cask Finish American Single Malt Whiskey. Plus, sample food from Fuzzies, a new restaurant venture.
First Fridays: 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Curbside Commons. The Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street has a new community space, with special events at businesses along Harford Road, including recently opened sushi spot Fire & Rice.
“Overjoyed“: 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 3015 Greenmount Ave. Street artist Gaia is unveiling a new mural in Waverly. Musicians Brandon Woody and Devron Dennis perform as part of the celebration.
It’s Pandemonium!: 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, hosted by Creative Alliance (virtual). The fundraiser supports the programming at the Highlandtown arts center during the pandemic. The event includes a film screening and live performance by Outcalls.
Drive-In Movies: 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Middle Branch Waterfront Park. The Baltimore City Rec and Parks-produced series screens “Knives Out.”
Insecuri-Tea: A Body Positive Celebration: 8 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 7 at Ottobar. The patio event celebrating all bodies and genders features performances from Dee Dee Dereon, Venus Valhalla and Bratworst.
Joe Pug: 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Monument City Brewing (virtual). The Highlandtown brewery hosts a live concert with the singer-songwriter, which is a fundraiser for local radio station WTMD.
‘O Say Can You See SoBo?’ Scavenger Hunt: Nov. 7-8 in South Baltimore. Join the two-day scavenger hunt to find 26 historical sites across the South Baltimore area.
MASKerade Baltimore: Nov.7-8 (virtual). The online exhibition and silent auction features more than 100 masks by local artists. It is hosted by the Baltimore Community Foundation’s LGBTQ Fund.