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Baltimore is honoring the past while looking to the future. A visit from the “Long Island Medium” Theresa Caputo, John Waters’ book signing for his debut novel, a tattoo festival in its 14th year, and the first-ever Lost Weekend Literary Festival are all on the calendar for this weekend.

Check out all those events and more with this weekend’s lineup:

Baltimore Night Photos, Thursday, May 12, 6-9 p.m., Maryland Art Place. Award-winning photojournalist J.M. Giordano is out with a photobook, “We Used to Live at Night,” chronicling his off-duty, night walks throughout the city over the last 25 years. Bars, clubs, casinos, drag nights, hip hop battles, crime scenes and more all capture these scenes of Baltimore at night. Giordano’s work has been featured in Baltimore Fishbowl, Baltimore City Paper, Washington Post, Rolling Stone, i-D Magazine and more. Now, see his work at Maryland Art Place.

Star Wars Concert, Thursday, May 12 through Saturday, May 14, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. From a galaxy far, far away to a symphony hall near you, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s “Star Wars” concert series continues this weekend. Watch “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” on the big screen while the BSO performs John Williams’ score from the movie live.

Long Island Medium, Thursday, May 12, 7:30 p.m., The Lyric. Do the words “long,” “island” and “medium” mean anything to you? Theresa Caputo, from TLC’s “Long Island Medium,” will visit Baltimore to share her experiences as a medium and deliver messages to audience members. Whether you are looking for closure from a loved one who has passed, or you just want to experience Theresa Caputo at work live, here’s your chance.

Lost Weekend Literary Festival, Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15, around Remington neighborhood. Greedy Reads’ first ever Lost Weekend Literary Festival will feature speakers, author events, food fair, makers market and small press showcase. The three-day festival is free but some events require attendees to RSVP.

Tattoo Festival, Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15, Baltimore Convention Center. Get inked at Villain Arts’ 14th Annual Baltimore Tattoo Arts Festival. The event will feature special guest appearances by several former Ink Master competitors as well as cast members from vH1’s “Black Ink Crew,” MTV’s “How Far is Tattoo Far,” VICE’s “Tattoo Age,” and other leading tattoo artists. You just can’t get tat-too much of it!

Mélange Project, Friday, May 13, 7 p.m., An Die Musik. With Latin music from Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico, the Mélange Project is bringing a mixture of musical styles to An Die Musik. Led by trumpeter Kalí Rodríguez-Peña, the group also includes pianist Ahmed Alom, bassist Raul Reyes and drummer Joel Mateo.

Jeff Bradshaw & Friends, Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14, Keystone Korner. In this “Mother’s Love Tribute Celebration Concert,” Philadelphia-born trombonist Jeff Bradshaw – and friends – will perform a mixture of soul, jazz, hip-hop and funk.

Vino in Vogue, Saturday, May 14, noon to 4 p.m., Harbor East. Sip wines from local restaurants and wine vendors as you shop at Harbor East businesses. Taste samples of different wine varietals, blends and regions. Once you find one you love, you can even purchase a full glass.

Baltimore Birth Festival, Sunday, May 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Patterson Park. Meet vendors, care providers, local businesses, birth workers and more at the 2nd annual Baltimore Birth Festival. Get information about pregnancy, postpartum and parenting in the Baltimore area and enter raffles at this free event.

LGBTQ+ Wedding Expo, Sunday, May 15, 12:30-3:30 p.m. The 2022 Baltimore LGBTQ+ Wedding Expo will feature more than 30 LGBTQ+ welcoming companies from across the wedding industry, including food, music, venues, officiants, photographers, DJs, caterers, jewelers, travel and more.

John Waters Book Signing, Sunday, May 15, 5-7 p.m., Atomic Books. John Waters has held many roles in his life: filmmaker, actor, author, visual artist, art collector, bathroom namesake, and even Funko Pop model. Recently, he added novelist to that list with his debut novel “Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance.” The author will hold a book signing at Atomic Books for anyone looking to get the book blessed by the King of Filth himself.

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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

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