While “Hamilton” stands alone at the Hippodrome, events elsewhere in town come in pairs this weekend. There are two food truck events Friday night. Divas including Diana Ross and Jill Scott have separate nights at the Modell Lyric. And with Baltimore bands, Outer Spaces celebrates a new record, while Natural Velvet returns home.
Friday, June 28
Dundalk Heritage Fair: Through July 30 in Dundalk. Enjoy the run-up to July 4 with music on three stages, carnival rides, arts and crafts and more.
SoBo Sunsets: 4 p.m. at South Point. The Port Covington party has music from Surprise Attack.
Baltimore Bi Pride: 5 p.m. at LB Skybar. The celebration features networking, a panel discussion and a mixer.
MD Food Trucks Foodie Bash: 5-9 p.m. at Baltimore Museum of Industry. A dozen purveyors of mobile munchies gather by the water in Locust Point. Drinks and a DJ will also be on hand.
The Gathering Food Truck Fest: 5 p.m. at The Rotunda. Along with food trucks, the event features live, music, drinks, a kids zone and more.
Heavy Seas Release Party: 5 p.m. at Sandlot. The brewery releases Mintee, a new wheat ale. Plus, a preview of Sun Burst sour ale.
Black Minds Matter: Stepping Out of Stigma: 6 p.m. at Impact Hub. The Black Mental Health Alliance and DewMore Baltimore host a youth-led poetry workshop and open mic.
Summer Sounds: 6-9 p.m. at Belvedere Square. Mambo Combo provides the music at the North Baltimore Friday event with local food, vendors and more.
Baltimore Bike Party: 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Park. This month’s Pride Ride rolls through the city to Fells Point, culminating with an after party at the recently reopened Broadway Market.
“Hamilton”: Through July 21 at the Hippodrome. The hip-hop musical about the founding fathers that became a Broadway smash is live in Baltimore for the summer.
Charm City Kitty Club presents: Claws Up, Walls Down!: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Baltimore Theatre Project. The queer cabaret returns with an all-local lineup of performers, plus “reporters” broadcasting live as on wall-related themes, i.e. racial and economic divides, the Berlin Wall, Stonewall, etc.
Firefly Walk: 7:45 p.m. at Cylburn Arboretum. Biologist Abner Lall leads the educational walk through the arboretum’s grounds. Get ready for glow.
Jill Scott: 8 p.m. at The Modell Lyric. The neo-soul singer returns to Baltimore, with Phony PPL opening.
BIG Time: 8 p.m. at Baltimore Improv Group. The improv event features comedy scenes based on the life of Bikemore executive director Liz Cornish.
Strawberry Sleepover/Unholy Sights/Coral Benders/The Dead Ringers: 8 p.m. at Metro Gallery. The psych, punk and rock bill rolls into Station North.
Judas Priestess: 9 p.m. at Ottobar. The all-female tribute to metal band Judas Priest is joined by Ozzy/Black Sabbath tribute band Bark at the Moon.
White Wing Dove Live: 8 p.m. at The Crown. Snake Charm recreates Stevie Nicks’ 1981 Bella Donna tour with a host of local artists.
Saturday, June 29
Leakin Park parkrun’s 2nd birthday: 9-10 a.m. at Winans Meadow. Get up for a non-competitive 5K–walk, jog, run, whatever, at your own pace–just for the sake of getting active, and to celebrate the weekly event’s second birthday.
PrattCon: A Universe of Stories: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Southeast Anchor Branch Library. The celebration of comic books and pop culture features an author panel, tabletop gaming, cosplay and more.
Tacos ‘n Taps Festival: 12-5 p.m. at Harbor Point. The event has 15 taco trucks, mariachi music, a piñata playground and more.
1st Year Anniversary Party: 12-11 p.m. at Checkerspot Brewing: The South Baltimore brewery turns 1 with live music in the courtyard, BBQ and, of course, brews.
“Reflections from the Moon Below” Closing Reception: 2 p.m. at Waller Gallery. It’s the final chance to see the latest exhibition at the Old Goucher gallery, and hear about what’s next.
Jazz in the Sculpture Garden: Vijay Iyer: 7 p.m. at the BMA. The acclaimed pianist and composer plays among the art outdoors.
Outer Spaces Record Release: 7 p.m. at Current Space. The local indie pop band celebrates the release of “Gazing Globe” with an outdoor show. Smoke Bellow, Cigarette and Wheatie Mattiasich featuring Steve Santillan join the bill.
Opening reception for exhibition of resident solo artists: 6-8 p.m. at Baltimore Clayworks. The Mt. Washington ceramic arts center features work from Hannah Pierce, Haewon Sohn, Wesley T. Brown and Jason Piccoli.
Joe Rogan: 8 p.m. at Royal Farms Arena. The stand-up comedian and podcast host takes to the downtown stage.
Super City: 8 p.m. at Ottobar. The buzzy Baltimore band headlines a bill with Manners Manners and Peach Face.
Sunday, June 30
“JAWS”: 10 a.m. at the Senator Theatre. Just in time for your beach weekend, Steven Spielberg’s 1975 summer blockbuster is screened.
Cat Fest: 2 p.m. at Cat Hospital at Towson. The festival features a chance to meet new and adoptable friends, with family-friendly activities like crafts and more.
Film: “The Six Triple Eight”: 2 p.m. at Reginald F. Lewis Museum. The film chronicles an all-black female battalion that served by clearing a mail backlog in Europe during WWII, ensuring troops would stay connected to loved ones back home.
“Do The Right Thing”: 4 p.m. at the Parkway Theatre. The Spike Lee joint gets a 30-year celebration with a new 4K remaster.
Free yoga at ASide Gallery: 6:30 p.m. on the first floor of the Copycat Building. Join for a yoga class open to participants of all levels in the Station North art gallery based in the Copycat.
Diana Ross: 8 p.m. at the Modell Lyric. The supreme soul diva comes to Baltimore.
Natural Velvet Homecoming Show: 8 p.m. at Ottobar. Baltimore’s own post-punk heroes return from tour for a show with Spooled Up, Infinity Knives w/Randi and Blowboater.
Joi Carter: 9 p.m. at Bookmakers Cocktail Club. The local soul artist returns to the Fed Hill whiskey bar for a free show.
- Independence Day celebrates the birth of America with a bang on July 4.
- The Baltimore Water Lantern Festival illuminates Canton on July 6.
- Cirque du Soleil’s “Corteo” comes to Royal Farms Arena on July 6.