The Baltimore/ D.C. One Caribbean Carnival. Photo via

No signs of a summer slowdown yet, Baltimore. This weekend, Clifton Park hosts a colorful Caribbean Carnival, and the Federal Hill Jazz and Blues Festival goes off after getting rescheduled. Elsewhere, check out your local rock opera society’s yard sale, dunk a local celebrity at R. House or dance under the stars after eating crab at the sculpture garden. Even emo kids will be happy. Drink it in:

Happening tonight
Business After Dark: 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Phillips Seafood Crab Deck. The Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce and Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce come together for a night of networking and harbor views.

Opening Reception for “Channel Heal: The Writer’s Room”: 6-8 p.m. at Reginald F. Lewis Museum. The art exhibit from Wickerham & Lomax explores physicality of trauma and healing as part of a series of talks. Join the discussion, and the creation.

QG Summer Seafood Feast: 6-9 p.m. at the QG’s Clock Bar. Pay $30, get a seafood buffet, tiki cocktails and acoustic music down by the Inner Harbor.

Crabaret: 6:30 p.m. at the BMA Sculpture Garden. The annual benefit for the House of Ruth features crustacean creations from from chef John Shields of Gertrude’s, craft beer, wine and dancing under the stars.

Year of the Market: Baltimore’s Public Markets: 6:30 p.m. at Walters Art Museum. Join a gallery talk on the history of the city’s neighborhood emporiums at the newly renovated 1 W. Mount Vernon Place.

Jill Scott: 7:30 p.m. at the Modell Lyric. The neo-soul star makes a stop in Baltimore on her Live in the Moment Tour.

“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” in Concert. July 12-14 at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. He’s back. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs the score live as the hormone-infused adventure through the Triwizard Tournament plays on the big screen above.

Photo courtesy of the American Visionary Art Museum.

Flicks From the Hill: 9-11 p.m. at American Visionary Art Museum. The free outdoor screening series on the side of Federal Hill kicks off the 2018 season with “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.” There are plenty of additional activities, with the museum open and Fit Before Flicks starting at 5 p.m. Plus, there’s a ticketed premiere party starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Sculpture Barn.

Friday, July 13
Barrel Aged Fest: July 12-15 at Max’s Taphouse. The Fells Point beer hall is somehow making room for more drafts, with new offerings tapped throughout the weekend.

RyeDay the 13th: 1-9 p.m. at Sagamore Spirit. Forget the frights and celebrate the spirits. The Port Covington distillery hosts a party for the whiskey variety with a long history in Maryland.

Unite Families Now: Happy Hour Special Fundraiser: 5-8 p.m. at Motor House. Roots & Raíces hosts an event to raise money for organizations providing legal assistance to families separated at the border. Featuring music from Nikilad, Electric Llama and Dave Nada.

Pints in the Park: 5-8 p.m. at Center Plaza. Shelby Blondell is the musical guest for this month’s outdoor happy hour, with discount drinks and food from Green Grass Tall Trees, LB Bakery and Cream Cruiser.

Summer Socials: 5-8 p.m. at West Shore Park. The monthly Friday evening event by the harbor returns with music from What’s Next. Plus, food trucks, bar and an interactive fountain.

Summer Sounds: 6-9 p.m. at Belvedere Square. Sons of Pirates bring the backyard party tunes to the Friday night event. Plenty of local vendors will be there.

Sips and SNPS Night: 7-9 p.m. at Baltimore Under Ground Science Space. The Highlandtown community lab better known as BUGSS digs into genomics testing, and provides some snacks and beverages.

Friday Fireworks and Music at America’s Ballpark: 7 p.m. at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. After the O’s take on the Rangers, country music artist Renee Blair performs on the infield. And in case the Fourth of July didn’t provide enough bang, there will be fireworks in the outfield.

Rob Schneider: July 13-14 at Magooby’s Joke House. The “SNL” alum and star of such classics as “Deuce Bigalow Male Gigolo” and “The Hot Chick” performs stand-up.

An Evening With Radney Foster: 8 p.m. at Creative Alliance. The songwriter has penned hits for country superstars and performed as a member of Foster & Lloyd. His solo act shows his reflective side, drawing from his latest release, “Everything I Should Have Said.”

My Chemical Slow Dance: 9 p.m. at Ottobar. Get ready to dress up and cry with DJ Caity Candy at the Emo Prom. Includes drink specials and prom photos.

Saturday, July 14
Casey Cares and Baltimore Orioles 9th Annual 5K Run/Walk: 8 a.m. at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Getting up early for a run is worth it when you get to finish on the field. Plus, post-race refreshments.

Fort Worthington Community Garden Construction: 10 a.m. at Fort Worthington Elementary/Middle Community School #85. Volunteering Untapped brings a community garden to the East Baltimore neighborhood, with help from Baltimore Tree Trust. After party is at The Chasseur.

A Tale of Two Markets: 10 a.m. at the Walters Art Museum. Starting with a gallery talk, the event heads out for a walking tour of Lexington Market and Mt. Vernon Marketplace to show the evolution of the city’s commercial centers.

BROS Community Yard Sale: July 14-15 at the Bell Foundry. The Baltimore Rock Opera Society produces one-of-a-kind shows, requiring unique props, costume pieces, tools and art. Here’s your chance to take them home as BROS clears out some space. Stop by Charm City Meadworks for an after-party on July 14 celebrating the members who support the company.

Bastille Day Celebration: 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Petit Louis Bistro. It’s time to fete the French with food, wine and music from Hot Club of Baltimore.

Baltimore/ Washington One Caribbean Carnival/Festival: July 14-15 at Clifton Park. The two-day Trinidad-style Carnival kicks off with a parade at noon on Saturday, followed by two days of music, costumes and island flavors.

Federal Hill Jazz and Blues Festival: noon at Charles and Cross streets. The rescheduled festival is back to bring the groove to South Baltimore with music on 2 stages, plus 80 vendors. It’s free.

Derby Daze: noon-5 p.m. at R. House. The food hall’s Saturday afternoon party features a home run derby, roller skating party and a dunk tank. Proceeds support MissionFit.

Bmore Into Comics Issue #18: 1-7 p.m. at the Windup Space. Meet local comic book artists and check out their work in Station North.

Generation Parkway: “Hook”: 1:30 p.m. at the Parkway Theatre. Steven Spielberg’s 1991 classic checking in on Peter Pan after he grew up screens as part of the theater’s family friendly series.

Two Suns and a Bunch of Punks: 6:30 p.m. at Single Carrot Theatre. Afro House presents a preview of its Afro Punk Ballet, an opera/ballet set to debut in October. The Mixolo crew is joining to get a look.

Thunder Club. Photo via Facebook.

Thunder Club EP Release Show: 7 p.m. at Metro Gallery. The Baltimore indie rock band celebrates the release of its new EP, “Summer Vice.” Outside Smoke, Taller Tales and Applefeast open.

Charm City Celebrates Music from Big Pink – The Band at 50. 8 p.m. at Creative Alliance. It’s our very own “Last Waltz.” Local acts like the Old Part of Town, Andy Bopp & The Strung Out, The Hello Strangers, ellen cherry and Andrew Grimm revisit the classics from the much-celebrated quintet’s classic album recorded in Woodstock.

Luigi’s Summer Movie Series: 8:30 p.m. at Luigi’s Italian Deli. “Superbad” screens on the patio of the Hampden hoagie haunt. BYOB.

Sunday, July 15
“Alien”: 10 a.m. at the Senator Theatre. Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi/horror touchstone gets the matinee treatment for summer.

Baltimore Record Bazaar: 11 a.m. at Windup Space. The summer edition of the show features more than 25 vendors selling wax, tape and polycarbonate, plus food, drinks and a DJ spinning some crate gems.

Hopped Homebrew Competition: noon-4 p.m. at Blue Pit Barbecue. Like “Chopped,” but for beer. Nepenthe Homebrew poses mystery ingredients to 20 brewers and lets the crowd taste what happened.

Summers in the 7th Block Party: 2-6 p.m. at the former William Pinderhughes Elementary School. The Sandtown community celebration features food, kids activities, school supply giveaways and health and fitness vendors.

Rooftop Pool Party: 4 p.m. at the Four Seasons. Head to the top of Harbor East. The $85 cover keeps things steep, but includes light fare and Deep Eddy cocktails.

Listening Party 25: A Tribute to Jack Whitten: 5-7 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Art. The Baltimore Kissa Society plays music by Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and other jazz musicians that inspired the artist Jack Whitten, whose work is on display at the museum. Attendees can get free admission to the exhibit from 4-5 p.m. by emailing

Fractal Cat. Photo via Facebook.

Fractal Cat: 6:30 p.m. at Patterson Park. The local psych rock heroes play Pagoda Hill for the latest edition of the Friends of Patterson Park concert series.

Coheed and Cambria/Taking Back Sunday: 6:30 p.m. at MECU Pavilion. Hope you’re recovered from Emo Prom in time to see two of suburban New York’s finest, representing the prog and screamo wings of the genre, respectively. The Story So Far opens.


  • Artscape arrives next weekend, July 20-22, in Station North and Bolton Hill. The free arts festival stretches out in the city, and always has plenty of offshoot events. This year’s festival is the year of no theme, and headliners include TLC and Toots and the Maytalls.
  • A stone’s throw away from Artscape is Ratscape, a three-day local music festival featuring some of the best talent in hip-hop, club, indie, punk and much more.
  • The remaining members of Faust, Werner “Zappi” Diermaier and Jean-Hervé Péron, come to Creative Alliance on July 21 to play the band’s influential krautrock.
  • David Byrne, legendary frontman of the Talking Heads, brings the American Utopia Tour to Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 28.
  • AFRAM Festival returns to Druid Hill Park in August, with a full weekend of activities including musical headliners Ella Mai, Dru Hill, Jacquees and VaShawn Mitchell.