It’s that time of year when monster mash turns to pumpkin smash. Nevertheless, there are plenty of chances left for fall fun. This weekend has festivals featuring craft beer, wine and oysters. Plus, peruse a maker market with cocktail in hand, or meet new pet friends in Patterson Park. Take a look:
Charm City Fringe Festival: Nov. 1-11 at Bromo Arts District. The 10-day series of events featuring experimental theater and performing arts
47th Annual Greek Festival: Nov. 1-4 at Annuncation Cathedral. Come for food, music, dancing and wine. The cathedral will be open for tours, as well. Opa!
Baltimore Next Media Web Festival: Nov. 1-4 at Creative Alliance and University of Baltimore. The festival brings together new content creators for screenings, panels, networking and virtual reality.
Day of the Dead Party: 6 p.m. at Blue Pit BBQ. Celebrate those who have gone before. Plus, Ilegal Mezcal will be on hand with swag.
True Blossom: 8:30 p.m. at Reverb. The sophisti-disco band from Atlanta makes a stop in Old Goucher. Adjective Animal opens.
Gin and Jokes: 8:30 p.m. at Joe Squared. The comedy night from Baltimore Spirits Company returns, with a promise to benefit comedians.
Friday, Nov. 2
Meet the Makers: Made in Baltimore Fair. 5-8 p.m. at Sagamore Pendry. The Fells Point hotel gives way to marketplace of local artisans and makers specializing in home goods, food, art and more. There will be cocktails.
Luchadoras and Brujas celebran Día de Muertos: 5-11 p.m. at Monument City Brewing Company. Head to Highlandtown for music, dance, tamales and more.
First Friday Show: 7-10 p.m. at Four Hour Day Lutherie. Head to Hamilton for music from Stacia Abernatha, Three Strands and The Iron Ring.
Guster: 7 p.m. at Rams Head Live. The alt band heads into Rams Head Live with Zac Clark
F City, Thee Lexington Arrows and Infinite Pizza: 8 p.m. at Windup Space. Head to Station North for a rock show.
Height Keech’s 1,000th Show!: 8 p.m. at Metro Gallery. The local indie rapper and road warrior celebrates hitting four digits
‘Take Me Out’: 8 p.m. at Ottobar. The 2000s indie dance party returns for a Bloc Party with The Killers that could spill into The Streets.
Psycho Killers: 8 p.m. at Baltimore Soundstage. The Talking Heads cover band heads downtown. Love Canon opens.
Music on the Square: 8 p.m. at Church on the Square. The Canton series welcomes Letitia Van Sant.
Movie with Orchestra: “The Nightmare Before Christmas”: Nov. 2-3 at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Right in the sweet spot between seasons, the BSO soundtracks the Tim Burton/Disney classic.
Save Your Soul: 9 p.m. at Lithuanian Hall. The Halloween Hangover show offers one more chance to break out the costume and compete for prizes. DJ Ty Jesso guests.
“Songs for a New World”: Nov. 2-25 at Spotlighters Theatre. “It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice… or take a stand… or turn around and go back,” the description states. The musical features a score with pop, gospel and jazz influences.
Saturday, Nov. 3
BARCStoberfest: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Patterson Park. The festival of furry friends and 5K makes up the rain date in Southeast Baltimore. There’s beer for the humans.
Guest Appreciation Day: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at AMF Towson Lanes. Free bowling, what more do you need?
Baltimore Craft Beer Festival: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at Canton Waterfront Park. Sample more than 35 local breweries by the water. Plus, trivia, yoga and music.
Greater Goods Market: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at R. House. The market featuring more than 70 local vendors benefits the Refugee Youth Project.
Vino in Vogue: noon-4 p.m. at Harbor East. Head down to the harbor for wine tasting and shopping, with sommeliers and wine experts pouring, local restaurants offering tasting and The Local Oyster shucking.
Charles Streetacular: noon-4 p.m. at 2100 block of N. Charles Street. Head above North Avenue to sample the local shops, enjoy the pooch pageant or make masks with Thrive Baltimore.
Pumpkin Smash: noon-4 p.m. at Maryland Science Center. For those looking to dispose of the Jack-o-Lantern and explore something called a pumpkin launch tube.
Great Baltimore Oyster Festival: 1-5 p.m. at West Shore Park. Bivalves are out for a shucking contest, live music and more.
Double Dare Live!: 7-10:30 p.m. at the UMBC Event Center. Mark Summers returns to host the slime-filled Nickelodeon game show.
Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Film Festival: 7:30-10:30 p.m. at SNF Parkway. The event brings together shorts from more than a dozen animators drawing from around the globe.
DrumBOOTY: 9 p.m. at Metro Gallery. The party/podcast features DJ Abdu Ali, Butch Dawson, Pangelica and more.
HolyWeen: 10 p.m. at Holy Frijoles. The Hampden haunt has a Halloween after-party featuring music from Wipeout, Extended Release and Logicoma.
Sauce Dance Party: 11:55 p.m. at The Crown. James Nasty, maker of hot sauce and killer club tracks, headlines this late-night dance party.
Sunday, Nov. 4
TrashDash: 10 a.m. at Baltimore Community Tool Bank. Pick up trash and add a little friendly competition to the job with elements of the sports, art-making and more.
Charm City Farms Pumpkin Smash: noon-5 p.m. at Charm City Farms. Send off the Halloween season with a fall festival featuring food, fire and family fun.
Hike for Healing: noon-5 p.m. at Druid Hill Park. FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture and the Monument Quilt heads out on the Jones Falls Trail to support victims of sexual assault.
Baltimore Ravens v. Pittsburgh Steelers: 1 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium. The terrible rivals come to town with the season on the line.
Westside Stories Live: Barbershops and Salons: 2-5 p.m. at Reginald F. Lewis Museum. True stories from the chair, live on stage.
King Buffalo: 7 p.m. at Metro Gallery. The Rochester, NY power trio rolls into town with Mountainwolf and YATRA.
Tony Bennett: 7 p.m. at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The 92-year-old crooner and living legend performs.
- WTMD celebrates 15 years at the Baltimore Museum of Industry on Nov. 8.
- U+N Fest brings a packed punk and indie lineup to Ottobar on Nov. 8-9.
- Clear the palette for Baltimore Whiskey Festival on Nov. 15 at the Assembly Room.
- Wume marks the release of the duo’s new album, “Towards the Shadow,” with a Nov. 16 show at Ottobar.