This weekend’s calendar has a little something for everybody. Whether you want to relive your favorite video game through music, curl up on a picnic blanket while watching a ’90s classic movie outdoors, or have a good laugh with a Comedy Central comic, there’s plenty to do.
Check out this weekend’s lineup:
Jurassic Park, Thursday, July 28, sundown, The American Visionary Art Museum. The final installment in this year’s Flicks from the Hill film series at the AVAM will be “Jurassic Park.” The museum is open and free from 5-9 p.m. Then, around 9 p.m., AVAM will show the movie at the hill behind the museum.
Sondheim Award Ceremony, Thursday, July 28, 6-8 p.m., The Walters Art Museum. The winner of this year’s Janet & Walter Sondheim Art Prize will be announced during an award ceremony Thursday at the Walters. The three finalists, whose work is on view in an exhibition at the museum, are James Williams II, Maren Henson, and Megan Koeppel.
Comedian Ali Siddiq, Thursday, July 28 through Saturday, July 30, Magooby’s Joke House. Ali Siddiq’s stand-up comedy journey began while he was incarcerated, where he gathered stories and experiences. Siddiq had a half-hour special on Comedy Central in 2016. Now, his full hour-special on Comedy Central is in pre-production and will be shot in prison. This weekend, Siddiq takes the stage at Magooby’s.
Guinness 4th Anniversary, Thursday, July 28 through Sunday, July 31, Guinness Open Gate Brewery. When Guinness Open Gate Brewery opened in the Baltimore area in 2018, it became the company’s first U.S. brewery in more than 60 years. This weekend, the brewery will celebrate its fourth anniversary with three limited-release beers inspired by fruit and flowers, plus live music, food and more.
Building Bridges Bike Ride, Saturday, July 30, 7 a.m. to noon, Woodlawn High School. The nonprofit Save Our Young (SOY) will hold their 3rd annual Building Bridges 5K Run and Bike Ride. The event is free for kids and a $20 donation for adults — or $40 with a bike rental. Check in is at 7:30 a.m., a safety brief at 8 a.m., the bike ride 5K/10K at 9 a.m., and the 5K run or walk at 9:15 a.m.
Bit Gen Gamer Fest, Saturday, July 30, 3 p.m., Ottobar. It’s game on for the 15th annual Bit Gen Gamer Fest on Saturday. The music festival is returning after a pandemic hiatus and will feature 18 bands playing songs from video games or inspired by video game sounds.
Water Lantern Festival, Saturday, July 30, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Canton Waterfront Park. The Canton waterfront will be aglow this Saturday as residents and visitors release lanterns, whether decorated with the names of loved ones or simply fun designs. The festival will also feature food, music and other fun.
Grace Notes, Sunday, July 31, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., George Peabody Library. This is the last weekend that an exhibit showcasing 200 years of songs from the Lester Levy Sheet Music Collection will be on view at Johns Hopkins University’s George Peabody Library. The sheet music includes a manuscript that claims to be penned by Edgar Allan Poe, songs signed by celebrities like Amelia Earhart and Ira Gershwin, and other pieces.
Roots Café, Sunday, July 31, 3 p.m., An Die Musik. Singer-songwriters Annette Wasilik and Geoffrey Himes will perform new compositions and favorite pieces.
Phaze II Jazz, Sunday, July 31, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Keystone Korner. Phase II Jazz will take listeners on a jazz journey as they perform with Sharon Rae North.
mewithoutYou Farewell Tour, Sunday, July 31, doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m., Baltimore Soundstage. The Philly band mewithoutYou announced in 2019 that 2020 would be their final year, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic they extended their farewell to 2022. Catch them in Baltimore for one of their last performances.