For those who aren’t on vacation, there’s plenty of reason to celebrate birthdays this weekend. From Baltimore’s 290th to Union Craft’s 7th, the parties are a great way to show pride in what the city has created. Elsewhere, the big shows include Billy Joel and Camden Yards, and Baltimore-born boxer Gervonta Davis’ title defense at Royal Farms Arena.
Friday, July 26
Bmore Snoball Release: 3-11 p.m. at Heavy Seas Beer. The Egg Custard Blonde Ale paying tribute to Baltimore’s favorite summer treat debuts in Halethorpe.
Christmas in July Beach Party: 4 p.m. at Sandlot. Sentimental Fools hosts an all-evening summer celebration with Christmas village, food from Cocina Luchadores and Full Circle Donuts, Summer Santa photos, adult swimming pools and more.
Whiskey and Whiskers: 5-8 p.m. at South Point. Port Covington hosts the Maryland SPCA event with fundraising, furry friends and food and drink.
Double Collab Can Release: 5-10 p.m. at Peabody Heights Brewery. The brewery releases Bunch of Oats: Like Woah, a hazy IPA made in collaboration with Wet City, and Brunch Bunch, a farmhouse beer made in collaboration with Charm City Meadworks.
“Decades Nightclub: Celebrating Bmore Black Club Culture ’80s-’00s”: through Aug. 11 at The Peale Center. The crowdsourced installation encourages visitors to share their photos and memories of black club life in Baltimore.
Gary Bartz: Through July 28 at Keystone Korner. The saxophonist returns for a hometown show at Baltimore’s newest jazz club.
“Views of Morrell Park”: 6-9 p.m. at Gallery CA. McKinley Wallace III’s site-specific mixed-media exhibit shows the “racial and economic turbulence in Morrell Park.”
Baltimore’s Birthday Bash 2019: 7-10 p.m. at The Assembly Room. Live Baltimore organizes a big celebration for the city’s 290th birthday, featuring drinks, desserts from local bakers and a dance party.
Johnny Pemberton: 7-10 p.m. at The Crown. The actor and comedian from NBC’s “Superstore,” “I Feel Bad” and “Bob’s Burgers” stops in town for stand-up.
Twilight Swim: 7-11 p.m. at Riverside Park Pool. SoBo Pop-Up Pool hosts a swim under the stars with a DJ. Bring your own food and drink.
MARMIA Office Warming Party: 7 p.m. at Impact Hub Baltimore. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive hosts a fundraiser and celebration with a screening of a 1970 WJZ-TV “Investigative Report: Blockbusting in Baltimore.”
BIG Time with Kevin Kallaugher: 8 p.m. at Baltimore Improv Group Theater. The improv company creates sketches based on stories from The Sun‘s editorial cartoonist.
Billy Joel: 8 p.m. at Oriole Park at Camden Yards: The Piano Man enters Birdland for a special concert.
America The Game Show, F*ck Yeah: July 26-27 at Creative Alliance. The game show event features volunteer contestants playing eight games “inspired by good ‘ole American hearsay, hanky-panky and history.”
98 Degrees: 8 p.m. Power Plant Live. The ’90s no-longer-a-boy band heats up downtown as part of the Coors Light Block Party.
“Little Shop of Horrors”: Through Aug. 17 at Motor House. ArtsCentric presents the re-imagined edition of the sci-fi musical, with gospel, pop and rock.
“Brain Sucking Aliens from Beyond the Moon”: Through August 4 at Fells Point Corner Theatre. A B-movie-style sci-fi epic comes to the stage.
“Ollieworld” Release Show: 9 p.m. at The Ottobar. Rapper Butch Dawson celebrates his latest album. Ghostie, Shido and Station North Sadboi also perform.
Saturday, July 27
Epoch Rye 3 Year Cask Strength Release. Batch #1: noon-4 p.m. at Baltimore Spirits Company. The distiller is releasing a special version of its whiskey that’s been aged a third year with no water added.
Shuckin’ VIII: noon-10 p.m. The event includes music by Crushing Day and Head Rush, shooters and crushes, and thousands of freshly shucked oysters. A portion of proceeds benefits Kennedy Krieger and the Chesapeake Oyster Recovery Partnership.
Baltimore ’90s Crawl: 1-9 p.m. at various locations. A group of 10 Fells Point bars takes it back to the Clinton years with drink specials, DJs and more.
Bit Gen XIV: 4 p.m. at Ottobar. The festival combining video game music and metal returns with a full lineup including Mega Man covers, chiptunes and more.
Fluid Movement: The Water Ballet: July 27-28 at Druid Hill Park Pool. Baltimore’s beloved performance art group presents its signature synchronized swimming show.
Never Normal Records Presents: NNECESSARY: 3-6 p.m. at The Peale Center. Suzi Analogue’s label hosts a night of music from Ziggee Gold, Station North Sad Boi, JWords, Nappa Nappa and So Nice Yesterday, with a special presentation by Blaqstarr.
Ravens Training Camp Stadium Practice: 6 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens take to the turf for a first look at the 2019 team. And there’s plenty for fans, from autographs to football drills.
UNION’s 7th Anniversary Celebration: 6-11 p.m. at UNION Craft Brewing. Celebrate the birthday of Baltimore’s beloved craft brewers with music from Budos Band, Yellow Dubmarine and more. Plus, new brews, food vendors and a dance party.
Baltimore Bashment: 6-11 p.m. at a secret warehouse location. The city’s “sweatiest dance party” features dancehall, soca and afrobeat hits from DJ Shainight and DJ Trini Kydd.
One Year Anniversary: 6 p.m at Old Major. The Pigtown bar celebrates its first birthday with drinks, food specials, sound scapes and more.
Sunflower Fest: 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Richardson Farms, White Marsh. A night with food, drink and dancing alongside the sunflowers.
Brews and Chews: Mead Edition: 7-10 p.m. at Charm City Meadworks. The five-course summer meal features a unique take on bar food with mead pairings.
Jazz in the Sculpture Garden: Wendel Patrick Quartet: 7-9 p.m. at Baltimore Museum of Art. The jazz pianist and hip-hop production specialist plays the BMA.
Gervonta Davis vs Ricardo Nunez: 9 p.m. at Royal Farms Arena. “Tank” returns home to defend his WBA super featherweight title.
Sunday, July 28
“Jurassic Park”: 10 a.m. at The Senator Theatre. The dinosaur blockbuster classic plays on the big screen.
DMV Summer Fest: noon-9 p.m. at Lake Clifton Park. The concert and food festival features Beres Hammond, Capleton and more.
Friends and Family Day: 1-5 p.m. at Riverside Pool. at SoBo Pop-up Pool presents food, music and slip-n-slide.
The Shops at Antique Row Street Fest: 2-7 p.m. at Eubie Blake Center. The businesses along N. Howard Street host pop-up shops, artists and food vendors.
Stoop Stroll: 2-6 p.m. at O’Donnell Square Park. The Baltimore bicycle ride assembles in Canton and heads out for a tour of three neighborhoods.
Sunday Sounds in the Park: 4-7 p.m. at Union Square. Jonathan Gilmore and The Experience plays an outdoor concert.
Melty Fest Tour: Through Aug. 28 at the Food Market. The Tillamook dairy co-op makes a stop in Hampden.
Spirit Animal: 7 p.m. at Metro Gallery. The Brooklyn rock band comes to town in support of 2018’s “Born Yesterday.” PALMAS and Dingleberry Dynasty open.
- BronyCon gathers “My Little Pony” fans in Baltimore for the final time Aug. 1-4.
- Moonrise Festival parties at Pimlico on Aug. 10-11.
- Solange Knowles’ futurist rodeo film “When I Get Home” screens at Lexington Market on Aug. 3, 17 and 24.
An earlier version of this calendar incorrectly stated Kevin Kallaugher would appear for Baltimore Improv Group’s BIG Time on Saturday, when he will be actually appearing at the theater on Friday. We regret the error.