Weekend Events Calendar: Pratt Central Library reopens, Roots and Raíces Festival, Abell Community Street Festival

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This weekend offers plenty of chances to step out in the streets and celebrate the city: The Enoch Pratt Free Library’s central branch returns, Abell throws a street party and the Roots and Raíces Festival supports immigrants through the arts. Plus, opportunities to eat local seafood and sample the local spirits. Check out the lineup:

Former Baltimore Eagle operators opening their own club, Night Shift 2.0

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The group that until last month was running the resurrected Baltimore Eagle leather bar and nightclub in Old Goucher is making a comeback this weekend, with the soft opening of Night Shift 2.0 at the edge of Canton, near the city-county line.

Proposed Charm City Night Market mural gets thumbs down from preservation commission

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Leaders of Baltimore’s Chinatown Collective had what they thought was a promising idea for their second annual Charm City Night Market, coming up on Sept. 21.

They identified a prominent building where they envisioned painting a large mural, hoping to help draw people to the West Side district where the event will take place. The building owner agreed to it. Best of all, an artist collective from Washington D.C. offered to paint it for free.

But it’s not happening–not this year, at least.

‘Tucker Carlson Live,’ originally set for Oct. 5, called off at Modell Lyric

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Conservative talking head and Baltimore agitator Tucker Carlson’s early October appearance at the Modell Lyric has been called off.

BSO, musicians still without an agreement ahead of first scheduled concert

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With only days to go before a concert previewing the fall season, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and musicians are no closer to a new contract following a summer-long labor dispute that included the cancellation of concerts, a lockout and a bitter back-and-forth in the media.

In a series of competing news releases put out Monday evening and early Tuesday morning, the two sides appeared to be at an impasse. Management said it offered for the musicians to return to work under the terms of the last agreement, with a commitment of no additional labor strife through the end of the calendar year.

Bob Dylan announces November show at UMBC

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Fresh off the release of the documentary “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese” and a corresponding 14-disc box set, the legendary folk singer Bob Dylan is going back on the road.

The tour, which includes a number of shows at major colleges and universities, stops at the UMBC Events Center on Nov. 12. Tickets go on sale Sept. 19 at 10 a.m.

Photo Gallery: Future Islands at Union Craft Brewing

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Thousands packed into the parking lot outside of Union Craft Brewing on Saturday for the triumphant return of Future Islands. The local synth-pop band played a free show to road test some new material and shared the stage with Smoke Bellow, Joy Postell and DJs Jason Willett and Jay Buim.

Check out our photos from the show.

Women Rule at Everyman Theatre’s Salon Series


If you’re looking for an affordable night out and want to try something new, make your way to Everyman Theatre​ in downtown Baltimore. Everyman’s 2​019 Salon Series starts Monday, September 9,​ and continues on select dates through December. Each evening highlights a new play written by women, directed by women, in a one-night-only performance.

These unique events transform attendees from passive audience members to artistic co-creators who get a front-row peek inside the acting and directing process. Add in a relaxed atmosphere, the chance to mix and mingle with actors and directors, and a cash bar, and you’ve got all the ingredients for a fun, memorable evening.

This year, Everyman Resident Company Members ​Megan Anderson​ ​(currently in P​roof)​, Deborah Hazlett​ ​(Everything is Wonderful, Sweat)​, ​Dawn Ursula​ (​Queens Girl in the World, Sweat)​, and ​Beth Hylton (Dinner with Friends)​ are taking the helm. Plays from the Salon Series are often brought to the mainstage in subsequent years; Be Here Now,​ Everyman’s fourth play in their 19/20 season, was a 2018 Salon Series pick that the audience adored.

Photo Gallery: The Maryland State Fair on film


For this year’s Maryland State Fair, Baltimore Fishbowl contributing photographer J.M. Giordano captured the lit-up rides and carnival games using a type of film repurposed from old movie film stock.

The result is a retro-style array of deeply saturated, dynamic colors. See the photos below:

Weekend Events Calendar: 92Q End of Summer Jam, Madonnari Arts Festival, Future Islands and more

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This weekend brings a number of festivals combining neighborhood and cultural celebrations, including the Madonnari Arts Festival in Little Italy, Locust Point Festival and the Baltimore Ukranian Festival. On the stage, concerts include Cardi B’s long-awaited headlining turn at 92Q’s Royal Farms Arena festival, and a free Future Islands show at Union. Here’s the full lineup: