Around Town

Event Pick: Psychedelic rock group The Flying Eyes appropriately bids farewell on 4/20

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Like the best heavy psych rock bands before them, such as early Black Sabbath, Blue Cheer and Vanilla Fudge, local group The Flying Eyes has those enveloping, heavy, fuzzy guitar tones that are deployed in heady riffs and winding solos. Founded in 2007, the band got its name from “a 1962 science fiction novel about giant, disembodied eyes that descend from outer space to control humanity.”

Grand National Steeplechase Tomorrow, April 21 – Three Miles of Heart Pounding Thrills

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Imagine it’s the late 1800s. Entertainment and sport were quite a bit different than they were today. If you weren’t hunting foxes or quail, you were probably racing your well-trained horse across miles of lush, green fields.

Weekend Events Calendar: Saying goodnight to Light City; the Orioles are back in town; Cheers to one year of Sagamore Spirit distillery; and more

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Photo Credit: @emhewlings

It is shaping up to be another beautiful weekend with temperatures in the 60s and the rain holding off. Take advantage of it by checking out Light City before its lights out or head to an Orioles game. Prefer to stay indoors? Check out some musical acts or grab your wallet for a little shopping spree. Want us to feature your event? Send us an email at events@baltimorefishbowl.com.

Event Pick: Rise Bmore, a spoken and musical commemoration of Freddie Gray’s death

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Freddie Gray Mural
Photo by Bruce Emmerling, via Flickr

On this day three years ago, doctors pronounced Freddie Gray dead at University of Maryland Shock Trauma, a week after Baltimore police officers dragged him into a van for a fateful ride leading to his death. Tonight, local poets, writers, musicians and others will honor the 25-year-old whose death at the hands of police set off an uprising.

Event Pick: Malian musician Sidi Touré plays Creative Alliance

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Photo by Ismaël Diallo.

NPR once praised the music of Malian vocalist and guitarist Sidi Touré for the way “it beckons listeners to come closer.” Nowhere is that more true than in the musician’s most recent release, “Toubalbero,” a danceable and texturally rich album that Rolling Stone said “electroshocks the acoustic folk sounds dominating his prior four albums.” 

FashionEASTa: The Style Event of the Season at Harbor East.. Reserve Your VIP Ticket Now!

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All eyes on Harbor East! Baltimore’s most happening fashion district is unveiling this season’s hottest spring & summer looks on the runway at FashionEASTa, Harbor East’s 7th Annual Fashion Show.

Your Guide to Labs@LightCity 2018

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Photo Credit: Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

Celebrating its third year in 2018, Labs@LightCity is one of the largest and most unique social innovation convenings in the U.S.

Each day emerging voices and established thinkers explore the innovations and practices that build stronger, more equitable cities. Each Lab explores the future of society and every attendee will have the opportunity to learn, network and be heard.

Introduced this year is the “Pay What You Can” ticketing. Attendees must register but can choose to pay what they can to participate in the Labs, including attending at no-cost. The event takes place at the IMET Columbus Center, 701 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD. Seating is limited so make sure to register and “pay what you can”!

Event Pick: A vampire-hunting double feature, ‘Blade’ and ‘Blade II,’ screens at The Parkway

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Long before Marvel rolled out its ambitious and entertaining Cinematic Universe of superhero films, the comic book protagonists were often out there fighting without the backing of other famed superheroes. Blade, the part-human, part-vampire protagonist played by Wesley Snipes, is a superb example of that lone-wolf mentality.

Event Pick: An die Musik holds Baltimore’s First Black Composers Forum

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The city’s indie rock, hip-hop and club music scenes garner plenty of national press, and deservedly so. But jazz in Baltimore doesn’t seem to get as much love. With such luminaries as Cab Calloway, Cyrus Chestnut, Chick Webb, Eubie Blake and Ella Fitzgerald calling Baltimore home at one point or another, and the Peabody Institute continuing to draw top young talent, the city’s jazz bona fides are well established.