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Leakin Park’s annual mashup of art and nature returns this weekend.

The Mushroom City Arts Festival is back for its fourth year of foraging, exploring and general merrymaking. As you can expect, there is fair amount of focus on the fungus among us. But the takes are varied. Talks in the tent will tackle topics such as mushrooms and permaculture, mushroom water colors, mushroom tea and even the magic side of mushrooms with talks on their psychedelic effects. Johns Hopkins is renowned for its psyilocybin research.

There’s also treats for the ears with music from a host of bands, and an immersive sound bath. Or, get out on the trails to see what nature’s programming has in store.

The fest runs 1-10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. It’s part of Free Fall Baltimore, so the event is free. More info.

Stephen Babcock is an associate editor of Baltimore Fishbowl.

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.