Baltimore will be glowing green this weekend with several events celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, including a 5K race, a parade, bar crawls, and a performance by the Grammy-nominated group Celtic Woman. Also, acclaimed journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones will give the keynote address of the CityLit Festival tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Enoch Pratt.
Here’s the weekend lineup:
Grosvenor Performs Beethoven, Thursday, March 10 to Sunday, March 13, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Master pianist Benjamin Grosvenor will perform German composer Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Third Piano Concerto.” The program will also include British composer Hannah Kendall’s “The Spark Catchers” and Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 15.”
Mike Stern Band, Thursday, March 10 to Sunday, March 13, Keystone Korner. Guitarist Mike Stern leads the eponymous band, which also includes drummer Dennis Chambers; trumpet player Randy Brecker; bassist Edmond Gilmore; and Leni Stern on guitar, vocals and the African ngoni instrument.
Feel Good Concert, 7 p.m., Friday, March 11, An Die Musik LIVE! This is the first of three concerts in the Feel Good Concert Series, hosted by Clarence Ward III and his jazz group, Dat Feel Good. Friday’s performance will feature guest vocalist Kyana.
Mural Tour, 1-4 p.m., Saturday, March 12, Milk and Honey Market. Have you ever wondered about some of the murals that decorate Baltimore? Then take a tour of the murals in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District, starting at Milk and Honey Market and traveling to 60 points of interest. Guides will teach attendees about the street art as well as some Baltimore history.
Shamrock Crawl, 1-9 p.m., Saturday, March 12, Fells Point bars. More than 10 Fells Point bars will be participating in the Baltimore Shamrock Crawl 2022 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Ticket registration will be from 1-4:30 p.m. at the check-in locations. Tickets include cover-free access to bars, entry into raffle prizes, DJ entertainment and more. There will also be costume prizes awarded for folks who go all out with their festive attire. This is a drinking event, so attendees must be 21 or older. Please drink responsibly.
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, 1-4 p.m., Saturday, March 12, Walters Art Museum. In honor of Women’s History Month, help chronicle the history of the women and nonbinary artists in the Walters’ collection. Participants will be trained on editing, fact-checking, and the research process. Then, they will edit Wikipedia pages to add or correct information on the online encyclopedia website. Bring your own laptop to participate.
CityLit Festival Keynote, 2 p.m., Saturday, March 12, Central Pratt Library. Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and creator of The 1619 Project, will headline the 19th annual CityLit Festival with her keynote event, “The 1619 Project: Confronting Hard Truths.” The event is free to attend, either live or virtually, but registration is required. Read more about the festival’s events throughout the month here.
Celtic Woman, 7:30, Saturday, March 12, Hippodrome Theatre. The Grammy-nominated group Celtic Woman will perform their new show, “Postcards from Ireland.” The women’s angelic voices, combined with Irish dancers, bagpipers and traditional Irish instruments, will be a night to write home about.
St. Patrick’s 5K, 1-5 p.m., Sunday, March 13, Charles and Mulberry. A sea of green will take over Baltimore on Sunday as racers participate in the 2022 Under Armour Kelly Benefits St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock 5K. If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time. An after-party will follow the race.
St. Patrick’s Parade, 2 p.m., Sunday, March 13, Washington Monument. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is back, Baltimore. The parade route will begin at the Washington Monument, proceed down Charles Street to Pratt Street, then go east on Pratt Street to Market Place. Be aware of road closures and parking restrictions starting Sunday morning. Before the parade, the Official Parade Mass will be held at 10:45 a.m. at the Baltimore Basilica.
Pi(e) Day, noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 13, Maryland Science Center. The number pi (π) is used to calculate a circle’s circumference. Every year, Pi Day celebrates the mathematical constant on March 14 – the first digits of pi are 3.14 – but the Maryland Science Center is getting a slice of the action a day early. From dessert pies to pizzas to hula hooping and more, they’re having fun with all things circular. So don’t be a square; celebrate the circle!