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Weekend Events Calendar: Holiday markets, 92Q Winter Festival, ‘The Nutcracker’ and more

Meek Mill headlines the 92Q Winter Festival. Image via Ticketmaster.

Holidays are fast approaching, but there’s still some room to indulge amid the bustle. This weekend brings gatherings and music alongside a healthy helping of markets. Plus, a pair of notable local shops celebrate one year.

Weekend Events Calendar: Mayor’s Christmas Parade, holiday markets, tree lightings and more

Photo via Mayor’s Annual Christmas Parade/Facebook

This weekend brings an equal mix of festive celebrations to welcome the season, and markets that let you acquire local goods without a visit to the mall. Plus, check out parades on the water at the Inner Harbor and land in Hampden.

Weekend Events Calendar: Miracle on 34th Street lights up, Small Brewery Sunday, Curse and more

Credit: Lauren Schiszik

The holiday season arrives in Baltimore this weekend, with ceremonies like the lighting of Hampden’s Miracle on 34th Street and markets at AVAM and Zion Church. Plus, check out independent local shops and makers for Small Business Saturday and, new this year, Small Brewery Sunday. Here’s the rundown:

Weekend Events Calendar: Whiskey Festival, Warhol Ball, celebrate the Laughing Pint and more

Baltimore Whiskey Festival
The Baltimore Whiskey Festival is this weekend.

It’s the last palate cleanser before Thanksgiving, so take some time to indulge. This weekend, celebrate the new–an art exhibit, a theater season and a bookstore–while reflecting on all that a corner bar has given. Here’s the menu:

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.