Goodbye, summer; hello, fall! The time of comfy sweaters, colorful leaves, and autumnal spices is upon us. Baltimore has plenty in store this weekend to help you fall in love with the season all over again.
From a devilishly delicious egg-themed competition to a magical visit from Hogwarts, check out everything happening this weekend in our events lineup:
Lucian Ban, Thursday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m., An Die Musik. Hailing from Transylvania, Lucian Ban will perform pieces from his new recording of solo piano improvisations, “Ways of Disappearing.”
Thistlefoot, Friday, Sept. 23, 6-7 p.m., Bird in Hand Charles Village. Author GennaRose Nethercott will read from her book “Thistlefoot” and present a puppet show featuring handmade panoramas and intricate puppets. A book signing will follow the reading. The event is recommended for book lovers aged 13 or older due to some mature themes.
Night at Hogwarts, Friday, Sept. 23, 7-10 p.m., Maryland Science Center. Attention, adult witches and wizards: Hogwarts classes will be make an appearance at the Maryland Science Center for one night only. Magic scholars can test pH levels of drinkable chemical concoctions in the potions lab; compete against friends in mini challenges at the Tri-Wizard tournament; toss a Quaffle at Quidditch practice; dissect owl pellets in the Owlery; and more. Plus, there will be drinks from Linganore Winecellars and Pherm Brewing Company, including a special brew made for the event. Attendees are welcome to dress in their Hogwarts robes or other costumes, but weapons are prohibited. Purchase tickets here.
Freedom Seekers, Saturday, Sept. 24, B&O Railroad Museum. The B&O Railroad Museum is opening a new exhibit Saturday about the role that the physical railroad played in the Underground Railroad and enslaved people’s journeys to freedom. Read all about it in this Baltimore Fishbowl article.
Pickle Party, Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25, Power Plant Live! Come out to The Big Dill World’s Largest Pickle Party to enjoy pickle-related food, drinks, games, music, pickle-eating and brine-chugging challenges, and more. Read all about it in this Baltimore Fishbowl article.
Trifecta Food Truck & Music Festival, Saturday, Sept. 24, Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Enjoy Maryland’s largest food truck festival with more than 35 food trucks; 12 bands; over 50 local vendors; local craft beers and cocktails; and more.
Susquehanna Wine & Seafood Festival, Saturday, Sept. 24, Concord Point Lighthouse, Havre de Grace. Enjoy Maryland seafood restaurants and food trucks during this one-day festival. A bus will transport attendees from Baltimore to Havre de Grace (and back to Baltimore afterwards) for the 2nd Annual Susquehanna Wine & Seafood Festival.
Gwynn Oak Food and Music Festival, Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Gwynn Oak Park. Enjoy music, food, raffles, and vendors at the annual Gwynn Oak Food and Music Festival.
Wild About Rhinos, Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m., Maryland Zoo. Learn about the five rhino species, including the southern white rhinos who call the Maryland Zoo their home: J.P. and Jelani. Zoo keepers will teach about the endangered animals, and guests can participate in themed activities.
Autumn Colors Concert, Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall lobby. BSO musicians will perform autumnal music in a concert specially made for children ages 6 months to 3 years.
Greater Lauraville Fair, Saturday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m., Heinz Park. The 36th Annual Greater Lauraville Fair will feature local chefs, artisan vendors, musicians, performers, and more.
Equinox Homeless Fundraiser, Saturday, Sept. 24, 6-10 p.m., Baltimore Museum of Industry. Stop by for a fundraiser St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore’s shelter and housing programs for people experiencing homelessness. of Industry, a beautiful, waterfront location in Baltimore’s Harbor. The outdoor Equinox event will include food inspired by the Chesapeake Bay region, beer, wine, spirits, a silent auction, and live music. Tickets are available here.
Trash Wheel Fan Fest, Saturday, Sept. 24, 7-10 p.m., Peabody Heights Brewery. Cheers to the Trash Wheel family — Mr. Trash Wheel, Professor Trash Wheel, Captain Trash Wheel and Gwynnda the Good Wheel of the West — for their work to clean trash and debris out of Baltimore’s waterways. At this year’s Trash Wheel Fan Fest, learn how you can help keep trash from ending up in the water in the first place, admire trash wheel-inspired art, drink some trash wheel-themed craft beers, and more. Read all about it in this Baltimore Fishbowl article.
Maddie and Tae, Saturday, Sept. 24, doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m., Baltimore Soundstage. Country music stars Maddie and Tae are bringing their “All Song No Static” tour to Baltimore this weekend. They will be joined by guest performers Sacha and Abbey Cone.
Michael Blackson and Jess Hilarious, Saturday, Sept. 24, 8 p.m., Lyric Baltimore. Baltimore-born comedian Jess Hilarious and Ghanaian-Liberian comedian Michael Blackson will bring the laughs this weekend with their stand-up performances.
Deviled Egg Pageant, Sunday, Sept. 25, 4-8 p.m., Dutch Courage. If you love eggs, then have we got the event for you! Taste over 20 deviled egg entries from local amateur chefs and vote for your favorites. The chef with the most eggs-eptional recipe will win a deviled egg sash and tiara. Attendees will be able to vote in four categories: best tasting, best presentation, most creative, and best not-an-egg. There will also be a judge’s choice winner, and a winner selected by organizer Martine Richards. This year’s panel of judges include 2016 Best Egg in Show winner Mickey Dehn, Baltimore City Comptroller Bill Henry, and musician and photographer Micah E. Wood. All proceeds will benefit the Baltimore Abortion Fund.