This weekend, welcome spring with some new events to celebrate the city’s diversity. The Asia North Festival descends on Station North, while the BIG Baltimore Kite Festival is on Pagoda Hill. Plus, celebrate international folk dance, Greek independence and more. Get out there:
Friday, March 29
Asia North Festival: March 29-31 in and around Motor House. Celebrate the Charles North neighborhood’s place as Koreatown with performances, food, tours and more. On Saturday night, visit Night Market Underground.
Clipper Ship “Stad Amsterdam”: Through April 4. The Dutch clipper ship, an exact replica of a 19th century model, is moored in the Inner Harbor.
The Anatomy of a Chicken Box: Part 2: 4-10 p.m. at UNION Craft Brewing. Ekiben and Blacksauce Kitchen, two farmer’s market favorites that got their own places, join forces.
“A Gentle Excavation”: 6-9 p.m. at Resort Gallery. The exhibition curated by Allie Linn spans the work of seven artists, who turn 235 Park Ave. into a home of installations looking at the past and future.
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival: March 29-30 at the Maryland State Fairground. Just as the name implies, this two-day event features “beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’ and barbeque eatin’.”
Baltimore Bike Party: 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Park. This month’s peloton of pals winds through the city under the theme of Midnight Lights. After party is at Peabody Heights Brewing.
Chuck’s Trading Post celebrates one year: 7 p.m. at Chuck’s Trading Post. The Hampden outpost reopened with plenty of food and drink last year. To mark the occasion, join Uprightdave and The Mess Arounds and enjoy samples of suckling pig.
“Dinner With Friends”: Through April 7 at Everyman Theatre. Food writers stir up an appetizing drama on stage in this play by Donald Margulies.
“Henry IV, Part II”: Through April 7 at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. Falstaff makes an appearance downtown in the second part of Shakespeare’s classic.
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1: Through March 30 at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Lars Vogt joins The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for a program that also includes Schoenberg’s “Pelléas und Mélisande.”
A Benefit for Baltimore Free Farm and Food Not Bombs: 8 p.m. at Baltimore Free Farm. The event features music from Silver Gulls, Urban Crater and more, plus a raffle.
Avey Tare: 8 p.m. at Ottobar. The Animal Collective co-founder and Baltimore native comes to town days after the release of his new album “Cows on Hourglass Pond.” Nathan Bowles opens.
Chaunter: 8 p.m. at Metro Gallery. The local indie group marks the release of “Dream Dynamics.” Nerftoss, Infinity Knives and Randi, and Frogohmine open, and the members of Matmos DJ.
Saturday, March 30
Factory Tour: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Wockenfuss Candies. The Parkville purveyor of sweets throws open the doors for free tours and free samples.
“A League of Their Own”: 9:45 a.m. at the Senator Theatre. Just in time for baseball season, the Junior League of Baltimore hosts a free screening of the classic movie about a women’s league started during World War II.
Latinx Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Baltimore School for the Arts: The event hosted by Roots and Raices Festival features Latin foods, art, jewelry and music.
The 18th Annual Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo: March 30-31 at Fifth Regiment Armory. More than 150 vendors will be gathering, plus a program featuring classes and a best beard competition.
The BIG Baltimore Kite Fest: noon-4 p.m. at Patterson Park. The colorful event from Creative Alliance welcomes spring in Southeast Baltimore. Gather at the Pagoda to make your own kite, and take part in the “Will it Fly” competition.
Windmills International Dance Festival: noon-8 p.m. at Lithuanian Hall. Folk dancers carrying on traditions across Central and Eastern Europe gather in Southwest Baltimore for the fourth annual event. Plus, plenty of Eastern European food will be on offer.
Shuckin’ in the Street VII: noon-10 p.m. at Lee’s Pint and Shell. Head to Canton to claim your share of 20,000 oysters, benefiting Kennedy Krieger and the Chesapeake Oyster Recovery Partnership.
Bmore into Comics: noon-4 p.m. at Monument City Brewing. Thumb through offerings from local comic book creators all afternoon.
Slavery, The Underground Railroad and Emancipation in Baltimore: 3-5 p.m. at
Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park. The two-hour guided walking tour covers Baltimore’s history as a slave port and home of Underground Railroad stops.
Opening Reception: “Unfixed”/”Matisse in Bath”: 7-10 p.m. at Current Space. A solo exhibition from Kottie Gaydos with painting/sound work from Se Jong Cho and Marc Miller arrives.
Meet Your Maker: 7-10 p.m. at Old Line Spirits. Baltimore’s BUCK! joins the event at the Ready Room Cocktail Bar.
Night Market Underground: 7 p.m. at Graffiti Alley. As part of Asia North Festival, the Chinatown Collective’s public market returns after dark with food, drinks and more celebrating Asians and Asian-Americans in Baltimore.
Hats Off to Hampden Gala: 7-11 p.m. at Preston Hall Baltimore. Celebrate the neighborhood with food by Chef Chad Gauss of the Food Market, drinks provided by the Wine Source and desserts from SweetSide Cafe. Outrageous, funky hats are encouraged. Proceeds go to the Hampden Family Center.
Supersuckers: 8 p.m. at Metro Gallery. The country band celebrates its 30th anniversary with songs from a new album. Lazlo Lee and the Motherless Children open.
Gayest of All Time: Queer Witch Music Showcase: 9 p.m. at The Sidebar. Hunter Hooligan, Mosaic the Animated and more.
Sunday, March 31
Beginner’s Bird Walk at Lake Roland: 8-10 a.m. at Lake Roland. Learn about the basics of bird watching on this field trip.
Greek Independence Day Parade: 2-5 p.m. in Greektown. Marching for the 198th anniversary of Greek independence with musicians, floats and Evzones.
“Beehive, ’60s the musical”: 2 p.m. at Spotlighters Theatre. The celebration of female empowerment in the 60s opens a run in Baltimore.
SuperBach Sunday: 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Baltimore Museum of Art. Pro Musica Rara pays homage to the master with period instruments, including a complete performance of “The Musical Offering.”
Peabody Nights: 6-9 p.m. at Sotto Sopra Restaurant. Students from the musical conservatory perform at the Italian restaurant in the heart of Mount Vernon.
Carrie Fucille, Jason Charney, Petra: 6:30 p.m. at 2640 Space. Petra travels from Rhode Island to join the Baltimore musicians for quadraphonic sound installations.
GhostFace Killah and Raekwon: 7:30 p.m. at Baltimore Soundstage. The Wu-Tang Clan legends are joined by Killah Priest and more.
- Roll out the orange carpet. Opening Day at Camden Yards brings the Orioles back to town on April 4.
- Fix It Fair Returns to Station North Tool Library on April 6, in time for spring cleaning.
- “The Book of Mormon” arrives at the Hippodrome Theatre next week.
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