It’s the weekend of back-to-back events celebrating Baltimore neighborhoods, hon. HonFest is in Hampden and Boltonstock is in Bolton Hill, while Tour Dem Parks, Hon heads out on a bicycle tour of the city. Plus, outdoor concerts are back in full swing at Riverside Park, Patterson Park and Harbor Point, to name a few.
Friday, June 7
St. Nicholas Greek Folk Festival: Through June 9 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Head to Greektown Square for authentic food, music and other activities at an event billed as the largest Greek festival in the state.
Maryland Arts Summit: Through June 8 at UMBC. The Maryland State Arts Council, Maryland State Department of Education and AEMS: Arts Education in Maryland Schools hold the first-of-its-kind conference to highlight work around the state and inspire dialogue.
First Friday Art Walk: 5-9 p.m. in Highlandtown Arts District. Check out more than a dozen venues with art demos, music and specials found throughout.
Fun on the Waterfront: 5 p.m. at Harbor Point. The Vegabonds play the Central Plaza at the peninsula.
Capital Jazz Fest: June 7-9 at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The three-day fest features sets by Gladys Knight, Babyface, George Clinton, India.Arie, Brian McKnight and many more.
Golden Girls Happy Hour: 5-8 p.m. at the Creative Alliance. Swing by ahead of the Highlandtown Art Walk to enjoy a few drinks and some classic episodes of the beloved sitcom.
I Heart City Life Happy Hour: 5 p.m. at Checkerspot Brewing. Live Baltimore’s monthly happy hour heads to the South Baltimore brewery.
First Friday Block Party: 6-8 p.m. at Silver Queen Cafe. Enjoy an evening of live music by School of Rock Baltimore, food, kids’ activities and more.
B’more #PopUp Skate & Bowl Party: 6-9 p.m. at Shake and Bake Family Fun Center. The Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s office puts on family-friendly programming.
Summer Open House: 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Gutierrez Studios. Check out the Woodberry workshop with food, drink and music from the Fabulous Swingtones.
Digital Love: A Soulful Daft Punk Tribute: 8 p.m. at The 8×10. It’s a celebration, with Corey King leading an eight-piece band and special guests.
Double the Drag Movie Night: 7 p.m. at R. House. Check out “To Wong Fu” and “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” for Pridedays at the Remington food hall.
Beers for Queers: 7-10 p.m. at UNION Craft Brewing. Kick off Pride Week with a DJ, special guests, a glitter station and more.
808 2-Year Anniversary: 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at The Crown. Station North Sadboi’s curated monthly series features a full lineup of DJs, performers, visuals and more.
Sina Rambo: 9 p.m. at Ndolo’s Cuisine. The Nigerian musician performs live at the Patterson Park restaurant.
Save Your Soul: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Lithuanian Hall. Soul Call Paul heads up from D.C. for a guest spot alongside DJs Rob Macy and Baby Alcatraz.
“Welcome to Shakesville”: Through June 16 at Zion Church of the City of Baltimore. The Baltimore Rock Opera Society production offers “a groovy love letter to the ’60s filled with puppets, magic and rock ‘n’ roll.”
“Queens Girl in the World”: Through June 23 at Everyman Theatre. The play by Caleen Sinnette Jennings tells the story of Jacqueline Marie Butler, who in the 1950s starts classes at a predominantly Jewish private school in Greenwich Village.
“Queens Girl in Africa”: Through June 23 at Everyman Theatre. The second part of the story follows Jacqueline Marie Butler as she starts classes at an international high school in Nigeria.
“TornKid”: through July 9 at Cohesion Theatre Company. The company teams up with the Baltimore Asian Pasifika Arts Collective on a world premiere play.
Saturday, June 8
Baltimore Floatilla: 8 a.m. at Canton Waterfront Park. The fourth edition of the five-mile paddling event takes to the harbor to celebrate Baltimore’s wildlife.
HonFest: June 8 and 9 on The Avenue in Hampden. The festival celebrates the historic working women of Baltimore with beehive hairdos, bands and plenty of neighborhood fun.
Mess Fest: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Maryland Science Center. The annual event features all the gooey, slimy, sloppy creations, and some of them launch from the roof.
2019 Historic Pennsylvania Avenue Parade: 11 a.m. at 1700 Pennsylvania Ave. The parade celebrates the cultural heritage of West Baltimore.
Max’s Inventory Reduction Sale: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Max’s Taphouse. The pub with one of the greatest beer selections in the city is opening up the doors of its second-floor beer cabinet to sell discounted bottles.
Phish tribute for kids with Phoam: 11 a.m. at Power Plant LIVE!: Jam out early in the morning to the kid-friendly sounds of the local tribute band.
Refugee and Immigrant Arts Feast: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Space 2640. Mera Kitchen Collective presents food, crafts and arts made by Baltimore residents from around the world.
Shannon Drive Anniversary Party: noon-6 p.m. at Oliver Brewing Company. The brewery marks four years in its East Baltimore home with five new beers and one new cider.
Feastival: noon-4 p.m. at Sandlot. The Food Adventure for a Cure features local cuisine and drink, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Waller Talks: 2-4 p.m. at Waller Gallery. Markele Cullins and Imani Spence discuss themes including family, jazz and collage.
Sunset Fest: 4-11 p.m. at South Point. The Port Covington spot features food, drinks and music from Edjacated Phools, Carlos Cubas Music, Taller Tales and Don Fredrick.
Boltonstock: 5 p.m. at Sumpter Park. The Bolton Hill celebration presents a “Bolton Idol” competition and music from the Scotch Bonnets.
Spooled Up EP Release: 8 p.m. at The Crown. The Baltimore indie band celebrates its debut EP “Strange World,” with a bill that includes Outer Spaces, Lip and Bubble Wand.
Bmore Global Launch Party: 7 p.m. at Creative Alliance. An organization providing access to abroad experiences for students launches with a party under the theme, “Oh, the Places We’ll Go!”
Sleep: 7:30 p.m. at Baltimore Soundstage. The doom metal legends behind “Dopesmoker” and “Sleep’s Holy Mountain” perform in support of last year’s highly acclaimed album “The Sciences.” Big Business opens.
Sunday, June 9
Tour Dem Parks, Hon!: 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Druid Hill Park. Choose an adventure of four bicycle routes through the city’s parks and neighborhoods. Meet back at Rawlings Conservatory for an after-party.
AIDS Walk and Music Festival: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Power Plant LIVE! The walk through downtown benefits Chase Brexton and community partners.
Baltimore Vintage Expo: noon-6 p.m. at UNION Craft Brewing. Milk & Ice Vintage and Bottle of Bread present the exposition featuring clothing, accessories, furniture and decor, now in a bigger space at the Medfield brewery.
Cold Brew Launch Party: 1 p.m. at Sandlot. Thread Coffee rolls out its first canned coffee product, with can design from Post Typography.
Sunset: 5-9 p.m. at Waverly Brewing Company. The weekend-capping evening event features DJ sets from southpaw, Av8, Sad Eyes and Kevin Naidura.
Riverside Concert Series: 5 p.m. at Riverside Park. The South Baltimore park hosts music from Lost & Found, plus food from Green Bowl and ice cream from Miss Twist.
Concert in the Park: 6:30 p.m. at Patterson Park. Cara Kelly & The Tell Tale plays Pagoda Hill to welcome back concerts for the season.
Bill Maher: 7:30 p.m. at Modell Lyric. The comedian from HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” heads to the big stage in Mt. Royal.
- Beach House returns home to play the Hippodrome on June 11.
- Baltimore Pride runs from June 14-16.
- Bikes and Beers Baltimore rides on June 22.