This weekend, do something new. Check out a new brewery, an inaugural old-time festival or a new album from a local band. Here’s the lineup:
Friday, March 22
Baltimore Old Time Music Festival: March 22-23 at Creative Alliance. The inaugural event gathers singers, dancers and musicians including Bruce Molsky, Corn Potato String Band and The Local Honeys. Plus, workshops and a Baltimore square dance are among the activities.
Fully Tilted Grand Opening Weekend: Through March 24 at Full Tilt Brewing. The brewery and taproom on York Road is officially up and pouring. To celebrate, it’ll have beer releases, music and a chance to check out the in-house video games.
The Sixth Baltimore Hackathon: Through March 24 at University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business. The weekend-long event offers the chance to join a team and build new tech. Prizes are awarded Sunday.
Unpublished Games Festival: March 22-24 at Hunt Valley Inn. Head out to the county to play board games made by more than 100 designers. Vendors will also be on hand, and a couple special guests.
Masarap Pop-Up: March 22-23 at Fadensonnen. Chef Rey Eugenio cooks up Filipino dishes at the beer hall.
Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix in concert: March 22 and 24 at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra offers a live soundtrack to the fifth installment of the Harry Potter series.
Triple Beer Release Friday Edition: 4-8 p.m. at Oliver Brewing Company. The brewery puts out the dry-hopped citrus IPA I Wish I Was At The Yard, the hazy double IPA Harbinger and the imperial stout The Devil Made Me Do It.
Lithuanian Egg Dying Event: 5-11 p.m. at Lithuanian Hall. Learn how to use wax and dyeing baths to create Easter eggs in the Marguciai style.
“Heavy Light”: 7 p.m. at UNION Craft Brewing. Pique Collective performs the work by Steven Mackey inside the brewery.
“Devin Allen: Spaces of the Unentitled”: 7 p.m. at the Peale Center. It’s the final night and final performance featuring the Baltimore photographer’s work exploring “the architectural history of the homes and lives left behind.”
Carbon Leaf: 7 p.m. at Baltimore Soundstage. The alt-country group is joined by Kurt Deemer Band downtown.
Whose Live Anyway?: 8 p.m. at the Modell Lyric. Dave Foley, Joel Murray, Greg Proops and Jeff B. Davis bring the classic improv comedy show to the stage.
Slumber Party! Hexgirlfriends release show: 8 p.m. at The Windup Space. The Baltimore band is joined by Super City, The Fun Boys and Dreambush to celebrate a new album.
Gogol Bordello: 9 p.m. at Rams Head Live. The gypsy punks celebrate 20 years with one of their energetic live shows.
“Dinner With Friends”: Through April 7 at Everyman Theatre. Food writers stir up an appetizing drama on stage in this play by Donald Margulies.
“Crimes of the Heart”: through March 24 at Vagabond Players Inc. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play follows three sisters from Mississippi who are all having a rough go of it.
“Henry IV, Part II”: Through April 7 at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. Falstaff makes an appearance downtown in the second part of Shakespeare’s classic.
Saturday, March 23
Spring Fling ’19: noon-midnight at Old Line Spirits. The distillery marks its two-year anniversary with a limited-release rum, live music, barbecue, oysters and more.
Charm City Gearswap: 1 p.m. at Charm City Meadworks. Got some old music gear? Here’s a chance to offload it, and enjoy some music (and mead) in the process.
Baltimore Wing Festival: Through March 24 at Power Plant Live! The Inner Harbor event presents more than 20 vendors and 60-plus styles of wings. Plus, cheese fries, axe throwing and craft beer.
CHARM: 2019 Friendraiser and Mixer: 7 p.m. at Bird in Hand. “CHARM: Voices of Baltimore Youth” features prose and poetry from young Baltimoreans. The preview party for their next publication features light fare, beer, wine, coffee, pastries and a raffle.
The Fierce Chicks EPIC Karaoke Fundraiser: 7 p.m. at The Windup Space. Sing for yourself, or sing to benefit Moveable Feast.
“Magic Tree”: 7 p.m. at Black Cherry Puppet Theater. Head to an evening for Turkish Shadow Puppetry performed by Ayhan Hülagü.
Circuit Villains: 7 p.m. at Metro Gallery. The Baltimore rock band releases a new album.
Bill Griffith Talk and Signing: 7 p.m. at Atomic Books. The comics legend and creator of “Zippy the Pinhead” has a new book titled “Nobody’s Fool – The Life And Times Of Schlitzie The Pinhead.”
Swanktacular V: RingBling BROS: 8 p.m. at Zion Church of Baltimore City. Baltimore Rock Opera Society gathers for a circus-filled evening with local food, drinks by Baltimore Spirits Company, music from Joy Postell and rock opera.
Hamentashen & Roses: A Radical Purim Party: 8 p.m. at Peabody Heights Brewing. The event marking the Jewish holiday Purim features klezmer dancing, DJ sets and more.
The Skatalites: 8:30 p.m. at Ottobar. The legendary ska band makes a stop in Baltimore on its 55th anniversary tour.
Portal: 9 p.m. at Baltimore Free Farm. The community gathering honoring the spring equinox features music, visual arts, performing arts and more.
I Wanna Dance with Somebody: 10 p.m. at The Crown. DJ Mills spins classics of ’80s hip-hop and R&B.
Sunday, March 24
Pig Parts and Pancakes Brunch: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at foraged. The Hampden eatery features locally sourced ingredients from a variety of farms.
Femmes in Food: noon at Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute. The event celebrates female culinary expertise with a panel discussion, food and music.
Corn Hole Tournament: noon-5 p.m. at UNION Craft Brewing. Sixteen teams square off at the third annual event, competing for a custom corn hole set of their very own.
The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins: 2-3 p.m. at The Engineers Club. Antero Pietila discusses his new book that “explores how Hopkins and his legacy also impacted the racial patterns and climate of our city.”
The Charmery Calls it Lebowski: 3 and 6 p.m. The ice cream destination presents a full sensory screening of “The Big Lebowski” at its Medfield factory location. Really ties the room together.
An Evening with Fleetwood Mac: 8 p.m. at Royal Farms Arena. The hitmakers behind “Rumours,” “Tusk” and other classic albums make a stop in downtown Baltimore.
Alash: 8 p.m. at Creative Alliance. The Tuvan throat singers make a return visit to Highlandtown.
Kotic Couture: 8 p.m. at Metro Gallery. The artist combining hip-hop and Baltimore Club headlines a bill with DDm, RoVo Monty and Chiffon.
- Asia North Festival brings a celebration of art, culture and community to Station North, plus a return of the Night Market next weekend.
- The BIG Baltimore Kite Festival flies high in Patterson Park on March 30.
- Shake and Bake Family Fun Center reopens with Soul Bowl on April 6.
- Looking ahead, Charm City Bluegrass Festival is picking on April 26-27.
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