Event pick: ‘The Eyeslicer Halloween Special,’ a trippy collection of horror shorts, screens at The Parkway

Still via trailer

If you’re not already making plans to watch a lineup horror flicks this month, you’re slacking. Halloween is four weeks away, and there’s no shortage this year of major releases–and all of the classics screening on TV, of course–to get you all jumpy and spooked ahead of the holiday.

Saturday October 6 – Pumpkinfest at Irvine Nature Center – a Fall Festival for the Whole Family


Pumpkinfest at Irvine Nature Center

This Saturday, October 6, head to Irvine Nature Center in Owings Mills for a Fall Festival for the whole family – PUMPKINFEST! Celebrate the delights of autumn with family and friends as you enjoy a wholesome day of music, food and fun. Hayrides, jugglers and pumpkin painting – OH MY! To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

The 2018 Baltimore Book Festival in Photos


Thousands came to the Inner Harbor over the weekend for the Baltimore Book Festival, where authors (including Baltimore Fishbowl‘s Marion Winik) and poets spoke or signed their published work, and vendors sold stacks and stacks of books. Check out our photos from the three-day festival.

Event Pick: Books, books and more books at Book Festival and Comic-Con

Image via the Baltimore Book Festival’s Facebook page

“If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t f–k them.” Those immortal words come to us from Baltimore’s favorite son, director John Waters.

This weekend will give the City That Reads ample opportunity to stock its bookshelves with novels, biographies, graphic novels and superhero comics at both the Baltimore Book Festival and Baltimore Comic-Con. Both events are within walking distance of each other.

Event Pick: A funky masquerade party at Joe Squared

Event artwork by Aminah Shourbaji, via Facebook

Summer is over, and the Autumnal Equinox is ushering in all the trappings of fall—pumpkins and fake seasonal produce lining front porches, sweaters and flannel, etc.—as well as (no, it’s not too early) Halloween. The organizers of a party tonight at Joe Squared are celebrating the changing of the seasons with a funky masquerade party.

The 11th Annual Chesapeake Film Festival Runs October 11 – 14 on the Eastern Shore


Chesapeake Film Festival

October 11 – 14, 2018
Easton, St. Michaels and Cambridge, MD

Featuring a record number of films from around the world, the 11th annual Chesapeake Film Festival promises an unprecedented celebration of films and filmmakers. Travel around our own Chesapeake Bay, through the gardens of Europe, the deltas of Africa, and the heart of American communities to witness the universal spirit of our planet.

Weekend Events Calendar: Baltimore Book Festival, Comic-Con, The Big Ice Cream Social, Maritime Magic

Photo via Baltimore Book Festival

With fall officially upon us, the summer series are pretty much wound down. But there are still plenty of outdoor festivals and community gatherings on the calendar, from the Book Festival all over the Inner Harbor to Southwest Palooza. And don’t miss out on some of the city’s unique art events, such as High Zero Festival and a parade at the BMA. Then, on Sunday, we all get free ice cream, courtesy of Ben and Jerry’s and Taharka Brothers. Check out the details:

Event Pick: Drink beers to support affordable housing for women

Image via Facebook

Hundreds rallied outside City Hall this morning ahead of a hearing on the Affordable Housing Trust, a fund that would direct millions toward building or rehabilitating more than 4,000 affordable units. Mayor Catherine Pugh has agreed to give $20 million to the fund.

Event Pick: See photos of Baltimore’s architectural treasures

Image via Facebook

Each year, Doors Open Baltimore allows people behind-the-scenes access to many of Baltimore’s most beautiful buildings, some of which are not always open to the public. The next one is happening Oct. 6-7, by the way.

As an appetizer to that, head to the Peale Center tonight for an exhibit of photographs showcasing the unique details of some of the best-designed structures in our cityscape.