Spring is in full bloom, so get out to enjoy Easter, Earth Day a special green date. Festivals abound, from Patterson Park to Station North to Herring Run Nursery. Check out the lineup:
Friday, April 19
More Bike Parking!/Bikemore Fundraiser: 5-10 p.m. at Fadensonnen. Gather at Old Goucher’s new beer garden to bring more bike racks to the neighborhood.
Mary Sue Candies’ Bunny BonanZOO: Friday through Sunday at Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Non-stop egg hunts, games, live music, crafts and more for the kiddos, all on the Maryland Zoo grounds.
Rise Bmore: 7-9:30 p.m. at Union Baptist Church. The conversation and concert reflects on the death of Freddie Gray and the events of the Baltimore Uprising.
“Snapshots – A New Dancical”: 8-9:30 p.m. at Baltimore Theatre Project. ArtsCentric opens a new season with a story told through dance.
Uncle Spaceman’s Z=z²+c Release Party: 8 p.m. at Motor House. The hip-hop artist celebrates a new release with James Nasty, Ollie Voso and Pete Eaple.
The Rise: 10 p.m. at Baltimore Eagle Nightclub and Bar. It’s reopening night at the Old Goucher spot with drag performances from Shaunda Leer, Betty O’Hellno, Gadfrie Arbulu
and Iyana Deschanel.
“Hamlet”: Fridays-Sundays through May 5 at The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory. The company stages The Bard’s play about a young Dutch prince seeking revenge against his uncle.
“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”: Through May 5 at Fells Point Corner Theatre. Tom Stoppard’s postmodern take on “Hamlet” hits Southeast Baltimore.
“And Baby Makes Seven”: Through April 21 at Strand Theater Company. The regional premiere of Paula Vogel’s play featuring three parents who must make way for their newborn child.
“Blithe Spirit”: Through May 5 at Vagabond Players, Inc. A mystery writer encounters a seance in Coward’s celebrated comic play.
Saturday, April 20
Waverly Welcomes Spring: 7 a.m.-noon at 32nd Street Farmers Market. The farmers market kicks off the season with food, art and a festival. Plus, there will be goats.
Earth Day Festival 2019: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Herring Run Nursery. Celebrate the Earth among native plants, and family friendly activities.
Federal Hill Park Egg Hunt 2019: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Federal Hill. Bring the kids for an Easter egg hunt and plenty of activities.
Greener Fest: noon-10 p.m. at Diamondback Beer. The Locust Point brewery features beer releases, live music, food pop-ups and more.
Banditos Taco Wars 2019: Grab tacos from Vida Taco, Blue Agave, La Food Marketa, Taco Love, Don’t Know Tavern, Banditos, Espolon, G4, Don Julio and more.
Canton Spring Festival: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. at Patterson Park. The afternoon event features crushes, food trucks, vendors and a kids zone.
Charm City Smoke Fest: 11 a.m.-midnight at Station North. The cannabis festival features guest speakers, dispensaries, music and more.
WTMD’s 5th Annual Brews & Bands: noon-4 p.m. at WTMD. Fifteen local breweries serve up suds as Thunder Club and Mark Hopkins & the Pretty War perform.
The Hampden Expo 2019: 1-7 p.m. at Co-Balt Workspace. The event celebrates local women entrepreneurs. Enjoy food, vendors and more.
Grim Reefer Fest: 3 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at Ottobar. The festival features bands specializing in stoner metal, doom and psych from around the region.
The 420 Baltimore hip-hop bar crawl: 4-11:30 p.m. in Station North. The fourth annual weed holiday hip-hop bar crawl moves through Station North, with five DJs at five bars and themes like Trap Lords and Wu Tang vs. Death Row.
True Vine Fest: begins at 4:20 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, True Vine record shop and The Holy Underground. Celebrate True Vine’s big move to Station North with shows from nearly two dozen artists, courtesy of label Crass Lips Records.
Baltimore Blast: 6 p.m. at SECU Arena. The area’s indoor soccer team starts its postseason and run for a fourth straight championship. Up first: Utica City FC.
Eubie Live!: 7 p.m. at Eubie Blake Center. Celebrate jazz appreciation month with Rufus Roundtree and the B’more Brass Factory.
The New Park Heights CDC’s 20 Year Anniversary: 7-11 p.m. at the Forum Caterers. The community organization celebrates two decades of work with a black-tie benefit that includes food and open bar.
Show Your Colors: Official Pride Fundraiser: 8 p.m. at Flavor. Head to The Attic for live music, a snack bar and a dance party to support the Pride Center of Maryland.
Pictureplane: 8 p.m. at Metro Gallery. The electronic musician and Baltimore scene fave performs. Locals Butch Dawson, Bounge, CA8AL and DJ Dad Weed are also on the bill.
Backdoor Baltimore 420 Warehouse party: 11 p.m.-6 a.m. at Graffiti Warehouse. An all-night queer pop-up party celebrating the national stoner holiday in a graffiti-covered warehouse. Enter through the back door.
Sunday, April 21
Easter Brunch: All day at numerous bars and restaurants. Hot Plate columnist and restaurant critic Kit Pollard has thrown together a comprehensive list of Easter brunches. Check out the specials at Aldo’s, Cosima, Gunther & Co., Hersh’s, Topside and elsewhere.
“The Big Chill”: 10 a.m. at The Senator Theatre. Lawrence Kasdan’s 1983 classic screens at the Senator Theatre.
The Gnome & Garden Show finale: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Rawlings Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Your finale chance to see lots of gnomes and thousands of flowers at the Druid Hill Park conservatory’s annual springtime show.
Pigtown Flea Market: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Housewerks. It’s the second flea market from Housewerks Antiques, with vintage furniture and clothing, crafts and local food and coffee for sale.
Earth Day Our Way/Yoga in the Park: noon-2 p.m. at Wyman Park. Celebrate a day honoring the planet with a free outdoor yoga class at the North Baltimore park led by a certified instructor, followed by a discussion.
WOO Turns Two: 1-5 p.m. at A Workshop of Our Own. The female-run wood shop and educational space turns two, and celebrates fittingly with chainsaw carving demos, wood burning, woodblock printing and other activities, plus raffles and food.
Easter Games: 2-4:30 p.m. at Robert Long House. Bring the family out for Easter egg hunting, live music from Donna Korn and some colonial games at one of the city’s oldest surviving homes down in Fells Point.
We Came As Romans, with Crown The Empire, Erra and SHVPES: 6:30 p.m. at Baltimore Soundstage. Enjoy an evening of metalcore bands near the Inner Harbor.
- Charm City Bluegrass Festival arrives at Druid Hill Park April 26-27.
- AVAM’s Kinetic Sculpture Race takes to the streets (and harbor) on May 4.
- Preakness will be off and running at Pimlico on May 18.
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