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Weekend Events Calendar: Oyfest, Stop Making Sense, Bridal and Wedding Expo

A still from “Stop Making Sense.” Image via IMDB.

While we’re starting to see some holiday happenings pop up, this remains one last chance to breathe before the big rush. Dress up as an animal and run around the zoo, attend a gala or just dance to the music of the Talking Heads. It’s all on the menu this weekend. Here’s the full lineup:

Weekend Events Calendar: Screaming Females, fall festivals, basement bar tour and more

Screaming Females. Credit: Farrah Skeiky.

With an extra hour of sleep under our belts, it’s time to enjoy the fall air this weekend. Festivals celebrate the homes of Highlandtown, the wings of Fells Point and the harvest. Plus, Brilliant Baltimore continues, bringing a special chance to dance in an underpass.

Weekend Events Calendar: Brilliant Baltimore, Dia de los Muertos, City vs. Poly and more

“Waterlight Graffiti” by Antonin Fourneau is one of the installations on display at Brilliant Baltimore. Courtesy of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts.

Once Halloween is in the books, the city is lit. Light City and the Baltimore Book Festival combine to form Brilliant Baltimore this weekend. Plus, take in a few more spooky conventions, costume parties and the Day of the Dead.

Weekend Events Calendar: Great Halloween Lantern Parade, Baltimost, ZooBOO and more

Photo via The Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival/Facebook

The spooky season is heading into high gear, and that means plenty of chances to put on a costume and head out on the town. The Great Halloween Lantern Parade celebrates its 20th year in Patterson Park, while Fright Night brings a new zombie island to Port Covington. Elsewhere, the BMA hosts Art and Justice Day, and we here at Baltimore Fishbowl celebrate our first Baltimost awards.

Weekend Events Calendar: Baltimore Comic-Con, Romantic States, Maryland Million and more

Photo from 2017’s Baltimore Comic Con, via Facebook

While the temperatures are starting to drop, making October finally feel like fall, it’s still worth getting outside to cheer on runners of the human (Baltimore Running Festival) or equine (Jim McKay Maryland Million Day) variety.

Plus, Baltimore Comic-Con arrives for its 20th edition, and there are great concerts from Romantic States, In This Moment, Mudhoney, Eddie Henderson and others. Here’s the lineup.

Weekend Events Calendar: Fells Point Fun Festival, ChiliBrew, Charm City Fringe Festival and more

Photo via Facebook

Fall festivals keep rolling this weekend, from Fells Point to Halethorpe. On the side of homegrown talent, check out DIY Fest and the always-filling ChiliBrew. On the stage and screen, there are the Black International Film Festival, podcasts and theater from the fringe.



Welcome to the first-ever Baltimost, our awards recognizing some of the people, places and things that make Baltimore such a unique place to live. As regular readers of the site know, the portmanteau for this comes from a column by contributor Karen Nitkin. To date, she’s spoken with nearly 20 subjects, relaying parts of each person’s life story, told in their own words, and the thing they enjoy most about the city.

In many cases, the everyday people featured in the Baltimost column are contributing in their own way to the daily fabric of Baltimore’s culture, and if not that, their experiences say something about being here.

When we thought about putting together some kind of award, it felt like a good idea to extend that concept. What people, places and things help to define Baltimore and make it a better place?

As much as we enjoy Best of Baltimore lists, this is not meant to join those. No winner is better than someone or something that’s not on here, and the 30 selections by our staff are in no way a complete representation of the city.

But we do think it’s a good place to start and a way of nodding to Baltimore’s great qualities. Hope you enjoy reading. (Brandon Weigel)

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Weekend Events Calendar: Doors Open Baltimore, Night Brunch Festival, Edgar Allan Poe Festival, PinBaltimore

Rawlings Conservatory, one of more than 50 sites opening up for tours during Open Doors Baltimore. Photo by Patrick Gillespie, via Flickr.

Can you feel the weather changing? Does it make you want to open the doors? Well, that’s what Baltimore is doing this weekend. With Doors Open Baltimore, the city’s overlooked architectural wonders and creative spaces invite the public inside for tours.

Plus, check out brand new festivals on the calendar: Night Brunch Festival comes to Harbor Point for three days of brunch, and Sweaty Eyeballs celebrates animation at the Parkway. Over at Poe House, the beloved Baltimore author gets his own weekend celebration. Here’s the full schedule:

Weekend Events Calendar: Oktoberfest(s), Senator Theatre’s 80th, Kevin Gates and more

Das Best Oktoberfest. Image via Facebook.

The first day of fall has past, so it’s the season to get German–or get scared, depending on how fast you want to dive in. This weekend, check out Oktoberfest celebrations around town, or head to Station North Tool Library and get help on a project you’ve been meaning to tackle. Plus, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra returns. Here’s the full lineup:

Weekend Events Calendar: Hampdenfest, Charm City Night Market, Pigtown Festival, High Zero

A toilet racer at HampdenFest. Photo by Tedd Henn.

Festival season is in full swing, with Hampden and Pigtown each offering neighborhood celebrations and one-of-a-kind racing events. Elsewhere, show up for your trash wheel fandom, or check out High Zero Festival’s one-of-a-kind musical performances. And don’t forget the return of Charm City Night Market.