Racers participate in a previous year’s Baltimore Running Festival. Photo courtesy of Baltimore Running Festival/Facebook.

Though Baltimore has been seeing rain on and off today, the weather looks like it will clear up in time for the Baltimore Running Festival on Saturday.

Also this weekend, consider watching a performance of some of Edgar Allan Poe’s works, join the good vibes at the Mushroom City Art Festival, see a performance of the “Hamilton” musical (if you can manage to snag some tickets), or partake in any of the other fun events happening around the city.

Check out this weekend’s lineup:

Hamilton, Thursday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 16, Hippodrome Theatre. The world has come to know Alexander Hamilton’s name over the past nearly eight years since the “Hamilton” musical first premiered Off-Broadway. Now, the $10 founding father will be in Baltimore for three weeks, with performances starting Tuesday of this week. Read about it in this Baltimore Fishbowl article, including how to enter a lottery for $10 tickets.

Goats at Wyman Park, Friday, Oct. 14, noon, Wyman Park Dell. Goats from Prosperity Acres will graze at Wyman Park Dell to help manage vegetation growth. See them at work starting Friday and through the weekend (or until the vegetation is cleared).

Teddy Bear Pajama Party, Friday, Oct. 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Maryland Science Center. Bring your teddy bear or other stuffed animal to the Maryland Science Center for an evening of snacks, exhibits, kid’s activities, and a planetarium show.

Edgar Allan Poe Performance, Friday, Oct. 14 through Sunday, Oct. 16, FPX Events. Catch the opening weekend of the National Edgar Allan Poe Theatre’s first-ever live stage production, “Edgar Allan Poe’s Blood, Sweat and Fears.” The theater company will perform adaptations of three of Poe’s works. Read all about it in this Baltimore Fishbowl article.

Framing My America, Friday, Oct. 14 through Sunday, Oct. 16, Strand Theater Company. “Framing My America,” written and directed by Tracy “Symphony” Hall, mixes history, the arts, and supernatural fantasy.

Baltimore Running Festival, Saturday, Oct. 15, Lace up your running shoes and hit the pavement — or cheer on race participants from the sidelines — during the 21st annual Baltimore Running Festival. Online registration closes Thursday, Oct. 13, at 11:59 p.m. Be aware of road closures and other race information ahead of Saturday’s event.

HalloQueen Spooktacular, Sunday, Oct. 16, noon to 4 p.m., Maryland Zoo. Enjoy performances by drag queens during a brunch buffet and open bar, with unlimited mimosas, spiked seltzers, beer, soft drinks and more. Plus, learn about zoo animals from keepers, participate in a costume contest, play spooky trivia, and walk around the zoo.

Mushroom City Art Festival, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2 p.m., Carrie Murray Nature Center. This year marks the 10th annual Mushroom City Art Festival. Sip shiitake mushroom team, eat vegan food, listen to “crankie” stories, receive reiki and acupuncture, carve pumpkins, and more.

Tails on the Rails, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2-5 p.m., B&O Railroad Museum. Bring your canine friend for an afternoon of fun at the B&O Railroad Museum. Ride a train to Carroll Park, get free pet photos, and grab a drink at a “yappy hour” for adults. To bring a dog, owners must pre-register with proof that their dog is up-to-date on their rabies vaccine and must sign a hold harmless waiver. Each dog must be accompanied by one adult. Owners must keep their dog on a leash and pick up their waste.

Free Jazz Show, Sunday, Oct. 16, 3 p.m., An Die Musik. Listen to a jazz performance by the Ravita Jazz Group. The show is free, but donations are welcome.

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Marcus Dieterle

Marcus Dieterle is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. He returned to Baltimore in 2020 after working as the deputy editor of the Cecil Whig newspaper in Elkton, Md. He can be reached at marcus@baltimorefishbowl.com...

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