This weekend, check out crafts from around the world and mac and cheese from local kitchens. Plus, a music festival helps thaw out the Inner Harbor, and local musicians celebrate Django jazz.
Friday, Feb. 22
2019 American Craft Show: Feb. 20-22 at Baltimore Convention Center. Check out 550 jewelry, clothing, furniture and home décor artists from across the country. The event includes a juried competition for up-and-coming makers.
Frozen Harbor Music Festival: Feb. 22-23 at the Inner Harbor. Music festivals head indoors for the cold winter months. That means the shows will be spread across 10 venues over two days. Headliners include Method Man and Redman, Less Than Jake and Shemekia Copeland.
Charm City Django Jazz: Feb. 22-23 at Creative Alliance. The weekend features two nights of guitar, clarinet, accordion and other imports of the Parisian jazz sound from local musicians.
La Tavola Pop-up: 4-9 p.m. at Checkerspot Brewing. The South Baltimore brewery features bites all the way from Little Italy for the night.
Bradford Young: 6-7:30 p.m. at the Parkway Theatre. The award-winning cinematographer behind “Selma,” “Arrival” and “Solo: A Star Wars Story” discusses his career.
Love, Dessert and Champagne: 6-8 p.m. at Maryland Art Place. As part of the exhibition “Beyond Beautiful: A Thousand Love Letters,” six local vendors offer sweet samples.
Baltimore Bike Party: 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Park. The end-of-month ride sticks with February’s loving vibes til the end, with this month’s theme “The Birds and the Bees.” Traverse the streets toward the after party at Charm City Meadworks.
“Spaces of the Un-Entitled”: 7 p.m. at the Peale Center. Using his own work and performance, photographer Devin Allen offers a “visual analysis of architecture and its impact on people of impoverished communities.” Catch it again on March 1 and 22.
Putrisect: 8 p.m. at Metro Gallery. The local death metal band marks the release of a new record. ALMS, Total Maniac and Nuclear Tomb open.
“The Effect“: Through Marcy 17 at Fells Point Corner Theatre. Lucy Prebble’s play chronicles love and clinical trials.
“Sojourners“: Through March 10 at Strand Theatre Company. The regional premiere of the play by Mfoniso Udofia explores a woman’s cultural tug-of-war between Nigeria and America.
Lee “Scratch” Perry and Subatomic Sound System: 8 p.m. at Ottobar. Celebrate the 45th anniversary of the world’s first dub album, “Blackboard Jungle Dub.”
Chiffon, Operator Music Band, Surf Harp, Tmboy: 9 p.m. at The Crown. Locals Chiffon, an experimental R&B duo, and Surf Harp, an indie rock five-piece, share a bill with Brooklyn’s Operator Music Band and Tmboy.
Saturday, Feb. 23
Drive All Night: 2-5 p.m. at Area 405. The event about love and distance is part of “Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love letters.” Check out a painting on war and exile by Exsul Van Helden.
Can Release Party: 5 p.m. at Wet City. The Mount Vernon bar releases a hazy DIPA called Three’s Company. It’s a collaboration with Cushwa and Elder Pine.
Black Tie Baltimore Fake Wedding 2019: 7 p.m. at Baltimore Museum of Industry. Looking for an excuse to get dressed up and have a party? Well, here’s a chance. Raise some real money for Volunteering Untapped in the process.
Noche de Carnaval: 7 p.m. at Monument City Brewing. The after hours event in Highlandtown features dancing, mask-making and food from Cocina Luchadoras and Full Circle Artisan Palace.
Mixed Metal Arts: 8 p.m. at Metro Gallery. Asthma Castle, Bound By The Grave, Snakefeast and Thought Eater take part in the showcase of local metal bands.
Baltimore Square Dance: 8 p.m. at Mobtown Ballroom. Grab your partner and head to Pigtown for live calling, dance lessons and music from Brent Feito & Friends.
Cam’s Sessions: 8 p.m. at The Peale Center. An evening of jazz featuring Cameron Sterrett on trumpet, Jeron White on bass, Yawn Jones on guitar, and Joel Santiago on drums.
Joseph and the Beasts, Mess, Tremendous Athlete, Swoll: 8 p.m. at Windup Space. Celebrate indie-pop group Tremendous Athlete’s new EP in Station North.
Sunday, Feb. 24
Baltimore Record Bazaar: 11 a.m. at Windup Space. The winter show features DJ sets, 25 vendors, food and more.
Monsters & Myths: Community Celebration: 1-5 p.m. at Baltimore Museum of Art. The event celebrating the exhibit “Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s,” features art-making workshops, performance artists and free admission.
Mac and Cheese Cook-off Fundraiser 2019: 5:30-8 p.m. at Peabody Heights Brewing. The best gooey goodness from kitchens around town gathers in one place in Abell. And the competition raises money for Moveable Feast.
Media Impact Awards: 7 p.m. at Downtown Cultural Arts Center. The event celebrates independent media in Baltimore.
Putter, Gut Fauna, Giant Wave & Rod Hamilton: 7 p.m. at Joe Squared. Head to Station North for an evening with Baltimore bands.
Marty Friedman: 8 p.m. at Ottobar. The Megadeath member performs with Immortal Guardian and Offensive.
- The always-entertaining local post-punk duo Ed Schrader’s Music Beat plays Metro Gallery March 2.
- The Baltimore Bartenders’ Guild gathers its best talent for the 8th Annual Ryes Up Against Cystic Fibrosis Charitable Gala on March 3.
- Philly rock group Nothing comes down for a March 9 show at the Windup Space with power-pop outfit Tony Molina, the punk band Candy and local post-punk band Post Pink.