Weekend Events Calendar: DDm album release show, USWNT viewing party and more

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DDm plays a release show for “Beautiful Gowns” on July 6. Image via Facebook.

Fourth of July has come and gone, but there’s still plenty of summer fun this weekend. There are plenty of reasons to get out and about in the city, including plays, markets, concerts and a free screening of the USWNT’s attempt for World Cup glory. Here’s the weekend lineup:

Friday, July 5
Cirque Du Soleil: Corteo: July 5-7 at Royal Farms Arena. The acrobatic group brings its latest production to the stage, about a clown who imagines his own funeral as a carnival overseen by angels.

North American Bengali Conference: July 5-7 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The show features music, films, dance, art and forums highlighting the Bengal region in South Asia.

“Romeo and Juliet”: Friday-Sunday, July 5-21 at the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory. The local company presents its rendition of the Bard’s classic play about star-crossed lovers.

Closing Reception / First Friday Celebration: 6-8 p.m. at Wishbone Reserve. The store celebrates the end of artist Rachel Rush’s show with music, art, cocktails and light fare.

The Rhonda Robinson Trio: 6-9 p.m. at Peabody Heights Brewery. Enjoy some Brazilian jazz music with a few pints of beer.

Invocation Spells: 7 p.m. at Baltimore Soundstage. The Chilean thrash metal band appears in Maryland for the first time. Supremative, Vorator and Automb open.

Dinner and a Movie with Brian and Shorty: 7 p.m. at the World Trade Center. The activist film series returns with a DIY screening of “13th,” Ava DuVernay’s exploration of “race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States.”

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Johnny O’Neal Trio: 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. July 5-6 at Keystone Korner. The acclaimed pianist and singer performs for two nights at Baltimore’s newest jazz club.

“8 Short Plays”: 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday, July 5-21 at the Mercury Theater. The “surreal vaudevillian variety show” includes song and dance numbers, experimental theater and performance art.

“The Tricksters”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday at Baltimore Theatre Project. Magicians David London and Harley Newman join forces for a show that promises to leave audience members bamboozled.

Independents’ Day: 8 p.m. at The Ottobar. The rock group Harlan County Kings marks the release of a new single. E.Joseph and Friends, Cancelled Stamps and Onespot open.

Red, White and Blue 4th of July Party: 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at The Baltimore Eagle Night Club and Bar. The famed leather bar hosts a party with food, drinks and a hanky code to signal your availability.

808 Vol. 23: 9 p.m. at The Crown. The show curated by Station North Sadboi features performances by The Holy Karon, T.Ali, Doowy Lloh, Android No. 23, Earl from Yonder, King Carter and $hebo.

Karaoke Forever ~ 1st Friday Edition: 9 p.m. at The Crown. And just across the hall from 808 Vol. 23, you can sing all your favorite pop and rock songs.

Save Your Soul: 9 p.m. at Lithuanian Hall. DJ Smile Now, Cry Later, aka Mark Cisneros of Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds, joins resident DJs Baby Alcatraz and Rob Macy to spin soul classics.

Fourth of JulRYE: 10 p.m. at Rye. Head to Fells Point for cocktails with Michter’s whiskeys and New York Distilling Co. gins, and live music from Wells & Slay.

Saturday, July 6
Toy Show
: Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. The Timonium fairgrounds’ exhibition hall is the place to be today for collectors of vintage toys, games, action figures and more. A flea market follows on Sunday.

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Greater Goods Market: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at R. House. Shop from more than 50 vendors outside the Remington food hall, to a soundtrack from DJ Discuji of Better on Foot records. A portion of proceeds goes to youth-development nonprofit The Be. Organization. 

DRIP Can Release: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Peabody Heights Brewery. The Abell craft brewery rolls out a formidable double IPA called Drip, for sale in four-packs. Full Circle will be slinging doughnuts for the afternoon.

House in the Heat of Summer: noon-4:30 p.m at Lexington Market. Baltimore’s own DJ LoveGoddess and DJ Cel turn the historic market into a dance floor with an afternoon of house music on the Arcade Stage.

SOULCOM Black Comic Book and Illustrators Convention: noon-4 p.m. at Old Major. The Pigtown bar and restaurant and internet-based MySoulRadio host a free gathering of black comics collectors and illustrators.

Dog Daze of Summer: noon-4 p.m. at the Sandlot. Bring your pup (or consider adopting one) down at the beachy harbor hangout. Canine-catering attractions include a dog pool party, swimsuit contest, kissing booth, locally made treats and more. 

Rye Street Cookout: 1-5 p.m. at Rye Street Tavern. The Port Covington restaurant continues its weekend cookout series on the lawn with live music from “The Voice” alum Nelly’s Echo. 

Water Lantern Festival: 5:30-10 p.m. at Canton Waterfront Park. Baltimore joins a number of other cities around the world in hosting a festival with live music, food trucks and more, ending with everyone launching personalized floating lanterns out into the harbor. 

DDM Presents: Soap Powder: 8 p.m. at The Metro Gallery. The local rapper celebrates the release of his new album, “Beautiful Gowns.” Life On Planets and Nnadagi open.

Emma Willmann with Denise Taylor: 8-11 p.m. at Creative Alliance. Maine-native comic and actress Emma Willmann brings her stand-up set to Highlandtown, joined by D.C. stand-up regular Denise Taylor.

Oison: 9 p.m. at The Ottobar. The tribute band draws inspiration from both hair metal band Poison and punk group Cock Sparrer.

Sunday, July 7
Independent Women: 7 a.m.-noon at the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar. This week’s farmers’ market spotlights women entrepreneurs, vendors and artists.

World Cup Final Screening on Pagoda Hill: 11 a.m. at the Patterson Park Pagoda. Head to Patterson Park to watch the USWNT go for the World Cup trophy.

July Soil to Sanctuary Market: noon-4 p.m. at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church. The market features local black-owned businesses and vendors selling fresh produce and food, live music and a cook-off.

Baltimore Black Wall Street Festival: noon-4 p.m. at The Ynot Lot. The festival highlights black-owned businesses and invites entrepreneurs to come together and network.

“Fairy Tailor”: 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Black Cherry Puppet Theater. The family-friendly show, by Sarah Nolen, tells the story of the Fairy Tailor, who stitches together outfits for magical beings.

Book launch for “Love Punch”: 3-6 p.m. at Union Craft Brewing. Join current and former colleagues of slain The Capital assistant editor Rob Hiaasen and his widow, Maria, as Apprentice House’s launches a collection of his columns on the anniversary of the horrific newsroom mass shooting. Doubles as a fundraiser for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. 

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“The Spy Behind Home Plate”: 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Parkway Theatre. D.C. filmmaker Aviva Kemper screens her new documentary in Station North on Jewish American hero Moe Berg, who spent 15 years in the major leagues before serving as a U.S. spy fighting the Nazis in Europe. A Q&A will follow.

Tempest Gold: 6 p.m. at The Ottobar. The Portland indie rock group comes to town for a show with Dark Narrows, Painted Mirror and L’avenir.

Concert in the Park: Sarah Sullivan and the New Old Fashioneds: 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Pagoda Hill in Patterson Park. Enjoy live jazz and swing music (and dancing), plus food and vendors at the Pagoda in the sprawling Southeast Baltimore park.



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