It’s another scorcher for Baltimore, which is under another heat advisory Thursday as the heat index is forecasted to climb into the 100s. Be sure to stay cool and hydrated no matter how you’re spending the weekend.
There certainly is plenty to do, from the Moonrise Festival and other music events to the last weekend of the “Majolica Mania” exhibit at the Walters Art Museum, to a 30th anniversary celebration of Camden Yards’ opening.
Check it all out in this weekend’s lineup:
Camden Yards 30th Anniversary, Thursday, Aug. 4 through Saturday, Aug. 6, Camden Yards. Oriole Park at Camden Yards opened on April 6, 1992, inspiring the retro designs of other ballparks. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Baltimore ballpark’s opening, Camden Yards will host a weekend of events. On the schedule will be a concert with Dru Hill, Sisqo, Smash Mouth, and DJ Spinderella; a Q&A with Orioles alumni; autograph signings; and more. Read about the anniversary events in this Baltimore Fishbowl article.
First Thursday Festival, Thursday, Aug. 4, 5:30-10 p.m., Canton Waterfront Park. This month, WTMD’s First Thursday Festival will feature gothic country music from Adia Victoria, tunes from brother/sister duo Jocelyn & Chris, and a mixture of psychedelic rock and modern pop from Modern Nomad.
miniFEST, Thursday, Aug. 4, doors 5:45 p.m., music 6 p.m., The 8×10. Enjoy an evening of music, art and community from Bridging the Music.
Voices of Carmen, Thursday, Aug. 4, 6 p.m., Eager Park Pavilion. Watch and listen to a musical adaptation of the opera “Carmen” set in a high school.
Fluid Movement, Friday, Aug. 5 through Sunday, Aug. 7, Patterson Park Pool. Behold the synchronizes swimming group Fluid Movement in all their swimming cap-clad, water ballet glory as they perform “YACHT ROCKET! A Synchronized Swimming Space Spectacular.” Read more about the group in this Baltimore Fishbowl article.
Sneaks Come Out at Night 5K, Friday, Aug. 5, 6 p.m., Herring Run Park. National nonprofit Back on My Feet, which serves homeless individuals, will host a 5K run.
Hot Club of Baltimore with Sweet Megg, Friday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m., An Die Musik. New York City bred vocalist Megg “Sweet Megg” Farrell performs early jazz, blues, Western swing, classic country, and original Americana. She will perform with Hot Club of Baltimore, known for their arrangements of Django Reinhardt repertoire, French Musette and Jazz.
Y2K Forever, Friday, Aug. 5, door 7 p.m., Ottobar. Be sure to feed you Tamagotchi before heading out to Ottobar to jam out to 2000s music. There will be DJ sets from Micah E. Wood & Christopher Chester, Not Charles, Eyas, Tom Mcclean, Moon Tide Gallery, Max Goof, Jude Botten, Jellylegs and more.
Moonrise Festival, Saturday, Aug. 6 and Sunday, Aug. 7, Pimlico Race Course. The two-day electronic dance music (EDM) festival is back after being cancelled the past two years due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year’s lineup is packed with performers, including major EDM acts like Tiësto, Zedd, Two Friends, and more. Read more about this year’s festival in this Baltimore Fishbowl article.
Vintage Black Expo, Saturday, Aug. 6, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center. Shop vintage items significant to the Black community, including vintage clothes, shoes, household items, artwork, music, photos, books and memorabilia. Items range from Blaxploitation movies to Tuskegee and Black Panther Party memorabilia and more. There will also be live entertainment, music, food and drinks, demonstrations, and a vintage fashion show.
ResFest, Saturday, Aug. 6, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., German Park. St. Francis Neighborhood Center will hold its 17th annual Reservoir Hill Resource Fair and Music Festival, or Res Fest. The event will feature live music, spoken word poetry, free Taharka Bros. ice cream for kids, and more. Plus, there will be free resources for medical treatment, employment opportunities, education, and social services. Read more in this Baltimore Fishbowl article.
Baltimore by Baltimore, Saturday, Aug. 6, noon to 8 p.m., Inner Harbor Amphitheater. The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore is holding a waterfront music and maker festival series every first Saturday until November. This month’s “Baltimore by Baltimore” event will be a celebration of Native American cultures, with performances by Native America’s Protectors dancers, Native American drum group Northern Boys, and DJ Tynce. Attendees can also learn how to perform a Native American hoop dance.
Mess Fest, Saturday, Aug. 6 and Sunday, Aug. 7, 4 p.m. both days, Maryland Science Center. In the wise words of Magic School Bus’s Miss Frizzle, it’s time to take chances, make mistakes, get messy! At the Maryland Science Center’s annual Mess Fest, you can contribute to a collaborative painting project, use engineering to navigate a giant nose, and take on other experiments. Be sure to wear clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting messy.
Nerd Beach, Saturday, Aug. 6, 6-11 p.m., Sandlot. Celebrate with nerds of all fandoms at the Nerd Beach event (formerly Nerd Luau). Come dressed in cosplay, beach attire, a mashup of the two, or simply casual wear. There will be cosplay karaoke, cartoon and anime showings, a limbo contest, free comic books and fisbees while supplies last, volleyball matches, food trucks, fandom-themed drinks, and more.
Majolica Mania, Sunday, Aug. 7, The Walters Art Museum. The “Majolica Mania” exhibit, on display at the Walters Art Museum’s Hackerman House, is open until this Sunday. The exhibit showcases pottery that was popular in the mid- to late-19th century, and memorializes the workers who fell ill or died from handling the lead glazes used to make the majolica pieces.
B-Side, Sunday, Aug. 7, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar. Once a month, BOPA is extending the market hours to 3:30 p.m., with musical performances, artist showcases and more. This month’s event will feature emcee Eze Jackson; steelpan musician Khandeya “Kay” Sheppard; Baltimore’s Panama Band; Greenmount Records founder DJ Fleg; Baltimore-area band WATAVIBE; and fire dancer Cross Fire Performance. The market itself runs from 7 a.m. to noon.
Barber Expo, Sunday, Aug. 7, noon to 6 p.m., Martin’s West. Grab your clippers because the Baltimore Barber Expo is back. The event will feature barber battles, including a student battle and barbers competing to create the best low fade/beard with enhancements, the fastest fade, and best freestyle design with enhancements. There will also be barber classes, including how to do a “manweave” and other lessons.