The Baltimore Street Food Festival returns this weekend with Baltimore-area food trucks to sample from, plus axe-throwing, mechanical bull riding and other activities to enjoy. Photo courtesy of Baltimore Street Food Festival.

From sipping beers while learning about mathematical patterns in nature, to listening to reinterpretations of pop music hits, this weekend’s events are all about trying something new. There are food truck menus to sample and new music albums to enjoy. So grab your sense of adventure and dive in!

Here’s the weekend lineup:

Clarinetflix & Chill, 7 p.m., Thursday, March 24, An Die Musik Live! Seth Kibel & Friends released their digital-only album “Clarinetflix & Chill” on March 18. Thursday’s concert will feature the premier live performances of compositions off of that album, plus some other standards.

Science Happy Hour, 6-8 p.m., Friday, March 25, Maryland Science Center. The Maryland Science Center is hosting a “Let’s Science Happy Hour” with brews from Peabody Heights Brewery. Explore the center’s Math in Nature exhibit, taste some beverages, ask the presenters any questions you have, and enjoy the Inner Harbor views. Drink samples are included in the ticket price, but you can also purchase beverages. Who knows, maybe you’ll find your new favorite drink or learn to look at nature in a different way. Proceeds benefit the Maryland Science Center’s educational programs.

Death of a Tour, doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m., Friday, March 25, Baltimore Soundstage. grandson, the pseudonym of Canadian/American alternative artist Jordan Benjamin, blends rock and roll, hip hop and electronic music. He released his debut studio album, “Death of an Optimist” in 2020, and his “Death Of A Tour” will bring him to Baltimore on Friday. Also performing will be Royal & The Serpent and Oxymorons.

Eddie Palmieri, Friday-Sunday, March 25-27, Keystone Korner. Eddie Palmieri, a pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz, leads the Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band. After his parents emigrated from Ponce, Puerto Rico to New York City, Palmieri was born in Spanish Harlem and raised in the Bronx. He has been playing with various bands since he was 13, when he played timbales in his uncle’s orchestra.

Street Food Festival, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, March 26, Power Plant Live! Taste from an array of Baltimore-area food trucks at the 2nd annual Baltimore Street Food Festival. Each food item will be $5 or less, so you can try plenty of vendors. There will also be live entertainment, general vendors, axe throwing, a beer garden, mechanical bull riding, free hard seltzer sampling, eating challenges and more!

Taste Test, 4-9 p.m., Saturday, March 26, Carroll Mansion. The Black Femme Supremacy Film Fest is opening its 2022 festival submission season with its annual short film screening event, “Taste Test.” The free event will include a panel discussion about the state of Black health during the pandemic, an interactive public memorial for people to process their grief, and a marketplace with health-related herbs and foods. The Peale Center will be collecting COVID-related stories. COVID-19 vaccines and testing will also be available on site.

Delta Spirit, 8 p.m., Saturday, March 26, Ottobar. Rock band Delta Spirit will perform, as well as guest band Palm Palm.

Silent Party, 10 p.m., Saturday, March 26, 8014 Pulaski Highway. Attendees will be provided a pair of wireless headphones, which will allow them to choose between three DJs and adjust their desired volume. The headphones will be lit blue, red or green depending on which DJ the wearer is listening to, so people can jam out with others who are tuned into the same station. And if you want to have a conversation, you can simply turn down the volume or take off your headphones without having to shout over loud music.

Simon & Garfunkel, 7 p.m., Sunday, March 27, The Lyric. A full live band will perform Simon & Garfunkel’s hits, accompanying photos and videos of the folk-rock duo Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. “The Simon & Garfunkel Story” will follow the pair from their beginning through their successful music career in the 1960s and their split in 1970, culminating with their 1981 reunion concert at Central Park.

Postmodern Jukebox, 7 p.m., Sunday, March 27, Hippodrome Theatre. Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, with musical covers in styles different than the originals (often in completely different eras), dominated YouTube in the early- to mid-2010s and they continue to entertain today. If you’re looking to hear some popular hits reimagined – like
Olivia Rodrigo’s “drivers license” in a 1950s style or NSYNC’s “Tearin’ Up My Heart” in a 1960s Beatles style – put another dime in the Postmodern Jukebox, baby!

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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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