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Event Pick: Celebrate 30 years of ‘Beetlejuice’ (Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice) at the Parkway

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Michael Keaton as Beetlegeuse. Image via IMDB.

A little more than a week out from Halloween, we’re well into spooky movie season, and it just so happens that this year marks the 30th anniversary of an all-time great movie about the worlds of the living and the dead, “Beetlejuice.” To be clear, the Tim Burton-directed film isn’t scary in the slash-’em-up, crazy-creature sense; rather, it takes creative liberties with the ideas of life, the afterlife and ghosts.

Center Stage announces pop-up Night Market in November

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Gwenies Pastries. Photo by Corey Jennings.

On the heels of a successful Charm City Night Market, the inaugural event that brought thousands to the west side of downtown for Asian-American food, vendors and entertainment, the Chinatown Collective is teaming with Baltimore Center Stage for a pop-up market on Nov. 9.

New Gaia mural in Mount Vernon is just Divine

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Photo by Ed Gunts.

Baltimore’s newest work of public art is simply Divine–as in, a three-story-tall portrait of Divine, the drag actor and Baltimore native who became famous in John Waters movies such as “Hairspray,” “Pink Flamingos” and “Female Trouble.”

This Valentine’s Day, enjoy ‘A Date with John Waters’ at Baltimore Soundstage

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Image via Baltimore Soundstage’s Facebook.

His art retrospective is up at the Baltimore Museum of Art, and every year around Christmas he takes the stage as a “St. Nick for the Christmas corrupted” to spread the holiday spirit. And now this Valentine’s Day, John Waters, Baltimore’s beloved agitator and the Pope of Trash, is going to be a date in the very intimate setting of the Baltimore Soundstage.

FOP to ‘SNL’: Be nice to the BPD

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A still of the skit “Traffic Stop.” Image via YouTube.

Eleven people were shot in the City of Baltimore yesterday, but outgoing police union president Lt. Gene Ryan has more important things to tackle, like wagging his finger at “Saturday Night Live” and producer Lorne Michaels for having a sketch with three actresses in Baltimore Police Department uniforms.

MPT will air two specials highlighting WTMD First Thursday performances

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Lake Street Dive performs at WTMD’s First Thursday. Photo by Matty Tae.

Since relocating to Canton, WTMD’s First Thursday concerts have grown bigger, expanding to two stages, and arguably better, drawing more high-profile national acts to play a free outdoor concert with local musicians along the waterfront.

Second Wye Oak show added after first sold out

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Image via Merge Records

Did you put off getting tickets to Wye Oak’s Ottobar show on Nov. 18? Bad news: It’s sold out.

National Building Museum to showcase longtime Sun photographer’s shots of Baltimore movie theaters

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The inside of the Senator Theater on York Road in 2014. Photo by Amy Davis, used with permission.

In an interview with Baltimore magazine last year, longtime Baltimore Sun staff photographer Amy Davis reflected on her past decade spent cataloging the city’s few current and many, many former movie theaters: “I was astonished to learn that, at one point, more than 120 theaters existed in the city. Even native Baltimoreans aren’t aware of the former theaters that they pass by on a daily basis.”

‘Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah to headline Royal Farms Arena in April

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Image via Live Nation

Here it is, “Daily Show” fans, your moment of zen: Host Trevor Noah will bring his arena-headlining Loud & Clear Tour to Royal Farms Arena on April 13.

Baltimore Rock Opera Society’s surprise Halloween show includes magic, scares and parties in between

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The poster for “Lurid Happenings,” courtesy of Baltimore Rock Opera Society

They said the gore-heavy B-horror comedy “Incredibly Dead!” would be their last show of 2018, but the Baltimore Rock Opera Society got the Halloween itch. For four nights this month, the all-volunteer troupe has announced, they’ll be putting on a scare- and magic-centric show, “Lurid Happenings: A Night of Mischief and Devilry,” that promises to be lively and a literal party.

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