Once Halloween is in the books, the city is lit. Light City and the Baltimore Book Festival combine to form Brilliant Baltimore this weekend. Plus, take in a few more spooky conventions, costume parties and the Day of the Dead.
Friday, Nov. 1
Light City: through Nov. 10 at Inner Harbor. The festival of light, music and innovation returns with installations, a drone light show, music and more. It’s part of Brilliant Baltimore.
Baltimore Book Festival: through Nov. 10 at Inner Harbor. The literary portion of the downtown festivities features hundreds of author talks, signings and more.
World Oddities Expo: through Nov. 3 at Lord Baltimore Hotel. Combining artisans, a tattoo parlor, live entertainment and a curated market of curios, the convention keeps Halloween going.
FaerieCon: through Nov. 3 at Sheraton Inner Harbor. The convention features musical performances, workshops, masquerades and guest of honor Wendy Froud of “Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.”
Creative Mornings: 11:30 a.m. at Top of the World Observation Level. Author and columnist D. Watkins speaks on the theme of Lost as part of the monthly event.
Inner Harbor Ice Rink opening celebration: 5:30 -8 p.m. at Inner Harbor. Check out disco-themed ice skating, a performance from Believe in Music, cupcakes, cocoa and more.
Afro Future Costume Party: 6 p.m. at Terra Cafe Bmore. Event Makers Entertainment and Society of Beasts host the Afrofuturist-themed party.
The Music of Alice Coltrane: 7:30 p.m. at 2640 Space. Jamal Moore and Chris Pumphrey lead two groups of musicians in works by the jazz great.
Fantasia: 8 p.m. at UMBC Event Center. The R&B singer arrives on the The Sketchbook Tour with Robin Thicke and Tank & The Bonfyre.
Skeleton Spirit Dance Party Extraordinaire: 9 p.m. at Union Collective. Baltimore Spirits Company celebrates four years with a new gin, DJ Cian Noteman and food from Dooby’s.
Save Your Soul: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Lithuanian Hall. Ian Svenonius (Nation of Ulysses, The Make-up) is the special guest for the Halloween Hangover edition of the dance night.
808 Vol. 26: 9 p.m. at The Crown. Station North Sadboi hosts the curated show, which this month features local rapper Al Rogers Jr., D.C. artist Hell Vacancy, local artist Benni Harding and many more.
Saturday, Nov. 2
Pumpkin Drop: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Maryland Science Center. Head to Inner Harbor to launch a gourd four stories down off the roof.
Baltimore Sun Photowalk: 10 a.m.-noon at 800 S. Broadway. Members of The Baltimore Sun visuals team show amateur photographers the tricks of the trade.
Dia de los Muertos Community Celebration: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Walters Art Museum. The Day of the Dead event features traditional dance, art-making, an altar and more.
Dia De Los Muertos Family Day: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Creative Alliance. Start at Patterson Park with a procession of Catrina and Catrin puppets, and then head back to Creative Alliance for workshops, snacks, performances and more.
Greater Goods Market: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at R. House. The market organized by B. Willow features over 50 local vendors, this month benefiting Chinatown Collective.
Baltimore Craft Beer Festival: noon-5 p.m. at Canton Waterfront Park. Dozens breweries in the state come together for a festival with music from SoulTET, 19th Street Band, The Mosley Brothers Band and Wicked Sycamore.
Native American Heritage Month Celebration: noon-3 p.m. at Baltimore American Indian Center. The BAIC and Baltimore City Indian Education present an afternoon of dancing, drumming, food and more.
City vs. Poly: 1 p.m. at Hughes Memorial Stadium. The city’s top high school football rivalry kicks off for the 131st time.
Aslin Beer Co. Tap Takeover: 5 p.m. at Wet City. Four beers from the Virginia brewery will be featured at the Midtown bar.
Not So Silent Cinema: 6-9 p.m. at Lord Baltimore Hotel. A screening of the 1922 silent film “Nosferatu” highlights Saturday night at the World Oddities Expo.
Dia de los Muertos: 7 p.m.-1 a.m. at Secret Sauce Co. The Day of the Dead event organized by Cocina Luchadoras, Roots & Raíces and North Avenue Market features mezcal, live performances, sugar skulls and more.
Crush 2019: Wines of the Pacific Northwest: 7:30 p.m. at Engineers Club. Two dozen Pacific Northwest wines, plus a menu by Chef Koven Bryant, supports the Garret Jacobs Mansion Endowment Fund.
Movie with Orchestra: “Ghostbusters”: Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra plays a live soundtrack to the ’80s classic.
Flamin’ Groovies: 8 p.m. at Creative Alliance. The ’60s rock group behind songs like “Teenage Head,” “Shake Some Action” and “Slow Death” swings through town. The Stents open.
Sunday, Nov. 3
“Gender In Coffee”: 10 a.m. at the Parkway Theatre. Thread Coffee hosts the screening of the documentary looking at how coffee is produced through the lens of gender equity. Free coffee and donuts will be served.
Mural Reveal and 10th Anniversary: 11 a.m. at Pratt Street Ale House. New outdoor artwork by Marshall Adams and Justin Duval highlights a celebration at the Inner Harbor Oliver Brewing location.
Baltimore Vintage Expo 2019: noon-6 p.m. at UNION Craft Brewing. Milk & Ice Vintage and Bottle of Bread host a full afternoon of browsing clothing, antiques, furniture, decor and more surprises.
Volume X: noon at Christopher Schafer Clothier. Non-profits The Old Line Society and Sharp Dressed Man team up for a brunch party, with tunes from DJ Willie.
Stories of Steel Symposium: 12:30-3 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. The steel industry, told through film, photos and words.
TasteBuds: 1-6 p.m. at Power Plant Live! The snack food and CBD festival features 15 vendors, a Twinkie eating contest and music by Sublime tribute band Badfish.
“Afghan Cycles” Screening and Community Bike Ride: 3 p.m. at Creative Alliance. Bikemore hosts the ride in Highlandtown and screening of a film that tells the story of Afghan women who embrace bicycles.
Arches & Access Neighborhood Lights Parade: 5:30 p.m. at Druid Hill Park. The light parade features lanterns, a marching band and a lit pathway.
Herring Run Shadow Show: 6:30 p.m. at Black Cherry Puppet Theater. The shadow puppet show is featured alongside music from A Stick and a Stone and Marian McLaughlin.
Patriots at Ravens: 8 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium. The defending champs roll into town for a Sunday Night Football showdown.
The KVB: 8 p.m. at Metro Gallery. The British post-punk duo comes to town in support of its sixth album, 2018’s “Only Now Forever.” Numb.er and Technophobia open.
- Baltimore Bacon Fest is at Power Plant LIVE! on Nov. 9.
- All Things Apple Festival takes a bite at UNION Craft Brewing on Nov. 9.
- Local musicians perform Stop Making Sense right alongside the Talking Heads film on Nov. 16 and 17.