It’s been getting hotter all week, so it must mean Artscape is approaching. The big event brings out plenty of crowds, plus there are events happening all around, like Ratscape and PMS (3) Art Market. Stick around when the sun goes down for plenty of after-party events in Station North and beyond.
Friday, July 19
Artscape 2019: July 19-21. Mount Royal Avenue and N. Charles Street transform into an arts festival featuring outdoor installations, films, music, an artist’s market, video games and more. This year’s theme is “Discover,” and music headliners include SWV, James Brown Dance Party and English Beat.
Artscape After Party: July 19-21 at The Depot. DJ Ducky Dynamo and Friends play the N. Charles Street bar to keep the party going.
Ratscape: July 19-21 at YNot Lot/The Crown. The underground music gathering returns to the corner of North and Charles. Each day has a full indoor and outdoor lineup.
SOBO Sunsets at South Point: 4-10:30 p.m. The Friday night event by the water in Port Covington features music from Jonathan Gilmore and The Experience.
Summer Block Party: 5-9 p.m. at World of Beer. The McHenry Row suds spot features beer from the Eastern Shore’s RAR, plus an oyster tent from Urban Oyster, games and music.
3rd Fridays Canton: 5 p.m. at O’Donnell Square Park. The outdoor happy hour event includes music from John Nichols and Top Dead Center.
Artscape: Station North Crawl: 6-9 p.m. at Station North/Rituals Bar. BmoreArt and North Avenue Market host a tour of arts organizations, businesses and institutions with activities throughout the neighborhood. Check out the market in the former home of Red Emma’s, which is soon to be the home of an arcade from MAGFest and restaurant from Secret Sauce Co.
Baltimore and the Underground Railroad: Free Guided Walking Tour: 6-8 p.m. at Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park. The event highlights Baltimore’s connections to the Underground Railroad, and features a discussion of local slavery and emancipation.
Azumi O E: 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Baltimore City Hall. The artist performs Japanese Butoh, a style of dance theater, as part of the opening of the “Flightless Cranes” exhibition featuring works from Baltimore’s sister city Kawasaki, Japan.
Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World: 7 p.m. at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The ’90s alt-rock heroes join forces for the co-headlining Summer Gods Tour, and bring indie rock group Ra Ra Riot along for the ride.
The Full Ver-monty: 7-11 p.m. at R. House. The evening in Remington features cocktails with Barr Hill Gin, Shacksbury Cider and cheese from Jasper Hill Farms.
Nerd Luau: 7 p.m. at Sandlot. Fandoms unite for a party with a cosplay photo shoot, drink themes, limbo contest and more.
Bmore Hip Hop Karaoke: 8 p.m. at Le Mondo. The event holds a special Artscape after party edition with DJ Harvey Dent, hostess Ellen Gee and Femi the Drifish.
The Original Poe Grave Ghost Tour: 8-11 p.m. at Lord Baltimore Hotel. Running between the Lord Baltimore Hotel and Westminster Burying Grounds, the tours recount the haunted history of Baltimore.
Artscape After Hours: 9 p.m. at Station North stage. The party keeps going on Charles Street after the festival’s official closing time.
Discover: Motor House Artscape After Party: 9 p.m. at Motor House. DJ Ball Tech performs at the Station North arts destination, plus drink specials.
4 Hours of Funk: 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at Metro Gallery. Following a recent hiatus due to Windup Space closing, the party returns for Artscape with Baltimore club DJ KW Griff, plus DJs Fleg and Graham Hatke.
“8 Short Plays”: Through July 21 at Mercury Theatre. The “surreal vaudevillian variety show” features work from Theresa Columbus in collaboration with Sarah Jacklin.
Saturday, July 20
“The Lion King”: 9:30 a.m. at The Senator Theatre. The screening of the live-action edition of Disney’s classic features a portion of proceeds going to Touching Young Lives, Inc., which provides Portable Alternative Cribs to those in need of safe sleeping spaces for infants.
RPG Fest: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at The Ottobar. Take a break from the Artscape heat with some role-playing games indoors.
Bmore Into Comics: 1-6 p.m. at Monument City Brewing Company. The event highlighting local comic book creators and distributors features nine exhibitors, plus a lending library.
Summer Eclipse: 1-8 p.m. at Suspended Brewing Company. The Pigtown brewery debuts Moonshot, an India Black Ale that’s part of a collaboration “duel” with Peabody Heights. The event features food from Masarap Bmore, vocals from Lydia Grmai and Jasmine Edwards and black-and-white photography from Kplenz.
International Reggae Day Festival: 2-8 p.m. at Charm City Meadworks. The event features live music by Fasimbas, Caribbean and vegetarian food, lawn games, snow balls and more.
Inaugural Highlandtown Crab Feast: 3 p.m. at 3800 Claremont St. The Highlandtown Community Association benefit features crab and sides from Captain Frank’s Seafood, beer and wine from Monument City, music, games and a 50/50 raffle.
Sip & Stroll: 5:30 p.m. at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. The adults-only event features some wild education during an evening tour of the zoo, along with beer and wine.
Spirits Moon Landing Party: 7:30 p.m. at Spirits Tavern. The bar celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with costumes, drink specials and cosmic music.
Eze Jackson’s Artscape After Party Release: 8 p.m. at Metro Gallery. The Baltimore hip-hop artist celebrates the release of “FOOL,” his third solo album. Performing on the bill along with Jackson: Mighty Mark, Aus Taylor and Illmite World and Konjure Collective.
A Culture of House: 9 p.m. at Factory 17. Deep Sugar’s all-night dance party for Artscape weekend features music from SGS Sugar Girl Squad, Thommy Davis, Damon Ramsey and N’dinga Gaba.
State of the Art – A Creative Kickback: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Montego Bar & Grille. Stoop Nerds hosts the event featuring artists Vanda Hill, Denise Williams and Akio Evans, showcasing and selling their work.
Artscape After Hours: 9 p.m. at Station North stage. The party keeps going on N. Charles Street after the festival’s official closing time.
Skin Tight Soul Party: 9 p.m. at The Crown. Landis Expandis plays Sci-Fi funk during the party featuring rare groove.
Sunday, July 21
MD Food Truck Festival:11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Kinder Farm, Millersville. The festival brings out 20 food trucks, plus a kids area.
Maryland Fiesta Latina: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Crownsville. The event features authentic Latin food, music, arts and more.
PMS (3): noon-6 p.m. at Metro Gallery. The feminist art market organized by Owlcheek Studios highlights more than a dozen talented artists.
LEGO Display: noon-5 p.m. at The Shops at Kenilworth. Classic Bricks is building a giant Maryland-themed Lego city. Check it out in Towson.
Silent Disco Party: 6 p.m. at Sandlot. City of Gods hosts the dance party with headphones on, featuring music from multiple DJs.
Iration: 6:30 p.m. at MECU Pavilion. The reggae group stops by the Inner Harbor on the Live From Paradise! tour.
Blink-182 and Lil Wayne: 7 p.m. at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The pop-punk stalwarts and Weezy may seem like an odd pair, but their mash-up of “What’s My Age Again?” and “A Milli” will make you a believer.
HI Baltimore Artscape After Party Show: 8-11 p.m. at HI Baltimore Hostel. The fun continues with performances by Bigger Waves, trunkweed, Vaudevillian, The Shaky Experience and Count Scottula & Alexander’s Dark Rainbow.
- UNION Craft Brewing celebrates 7 years with four bands, food and plenty of new brews on July 27.
- Fluid Movement: The Water Ballet debuts a two-weekend run at Druid Hill Park Pool on July 27.
- Vegan Soulfest returns to Clifton Park for animal-free eating on August 3.
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