Weekend Events Calendar: Italian Festival, Blockenstein, Taste of 3 Cities and more

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Taste of 3 Cities food truck festival. Image via Facebook.

Summer is here, so check out plenty of chances for outdoor festivals, running through the city or relaxing by the water. Plus, a massive yard sale in Highlandtown and the last Dr. Sketchy’s at Windup Space. Here’s a look:

Friday, May 31
Clavel Pop-Up: 5 p.m. at UNION Craft Brewing. The Remington favorite spot brings tacos and ceviche to Medfield’s prime local beer destination.

Summer Sounds: 6 p.m. at Belvedere Square. The weekly food and music festival features classic swing, jazz and big band tunes from Good Shot Judy.

Seconds Sale: Through June 2 at Baltimore Clayworks. The event features bargains at the Mt. Washington ceramic arts center, plus a community mosaic project taking place on the weekend. Festivities begin with a preview party and fundraiser Friday night.

Baltimore Bike Party: 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Park. Dress up in your finest for this month’s Prom Night ride around the city, heading toward Lexington Market for the after-party.

Now’s The Time Tour: 7:30 p.m. at MECU Pavilion. Collective Soul and Gin Blossoms bring ’90s hits by the harbor.

Black Masala, John Papa Gros: 7 p.m. at the 8×10. The D.C. brass band and New Orleans music champion play the Federal Hill club.

Rocketman: Elton John Karaoke: 8:30 p.m. at the SNF Parkway. Belt out the hits before checking out a screening of the new biopic.

Kenny Barron Quartet with Regina Carter: 7 p.m. at Keystone Korner. The recently opened jazz club in Harbor East hosts the piano and violin-fronted combo.

Fools and Madmen’s “Much Ado About Nothing”: Through June 2 at Motor House. The hip-hop adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic comedy arrives in Station North.

“Welcome to Shakesville.” Photo by Tommy McConlogue/courtesy of BROS.

“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.”

“Vinegar Tom”: Through June 2 at Spotlighters Theatre. Caryl Churchill’s play about power, sex and witches tells stories from the 17th and 21st centuries.

“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 1
Baltimore 10-Miler: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at Druid Hill Park. The course for the 11th annual event heads around the park and through the city to Lake Montebello, all heading back to Druid Hill for post-race partying.

Blockenstein: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at 3100-3200 Bank St. The giant annual community yard sale and cookout arrives on a pair of Highlandtown blocks.

Greater Goods Market: 11 a.m. at R. House. The first Saturday market features more than 50 local vendors, plus DJ Discuji providing the tunes.

Italian Festival: Feast of St. Anthony: June 1-2 at St. Leo’s Catholic Church. Little Italy hosts the weekend event featuring a traditional street procession, Italian food, bocce tournament and more.

TC40 Summerfest: noon-7 p.m. at Diamondback Brewing. Celebrate a friend of the brewery’s birthday with live music, food and a new cream ale called “Marty Says.”

Taste of 3 Cities: noon-9 p.m. at Patterson Park. The eighth edition of the event brings together food trucks from around the region. Plus music from Squaring the Circle, Muskrat Lightning, Amanda Lynn and more.

The Sandlot in Harbor Point. Image via Facebook.

BARCS Beach Bash: 2-8 p.m. at Sandlot. Bring your dog down to the water’s edge in Harbor East with food, drinks, live music and dog-friendly games.

Dr. Sketchy’s 11th Anniversary: 4 p.m. at Windup Space. Singer/songwriter Sabrina Chap will be the subject for the final edition of the “anti-art school’s” sessions at the Windup Space.

IML Welcome Home Party: 4 p.m. at the Baltimore Eagle. The local leather bar hosts an all-day party to toast Baltimore’s contestants in the International Mr. Leather competition, including Jack Thompson, the first trans person of color to take home the title.

Yoga at the Yard: 4:05 p.m. at Oriole Park at Camden Yards: The Saturday afternoon O’s game presents a chance to stretch out on the field, yoga mat included.

Beethoven’s Kitchen: 5:30 p.m. at Flavor. The Axios Trio performs, and offers a chance to meet the musicians over a cocktail.

Frogohmine, Clean Breast Collective, Microkingdom, Hestina: 7 p.m. at Current Space. A collection of local musicians and a folk duo from Philly plays at the art space.

Baltimore Summer Jam: 7 p.m. at Baltimore Soundstage. LITZ, Space Bacon, Box Era and Moody Goose headline the Inner Harbor venue.

Off the Cuff: 7 p.m. at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Andre Watts performs Beethoven’s “Emperor” with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Plus, a pre- and post-concert party with food, music and beer from local spots.

“Magia Naturalis”: 7 p.m. at Terrault Contemporary. It’s the opening reception for a new exhibit by Pete Cullen, who used a large camera obscura to make paintings.

Caleb Stine and Kagey Parrish: 7:30 p.m. at An die Musik. The local folk singers share a bill.

Improvise 2019 Late Night: 9 p.m. at Baltimore Center Stage. The theater company fills all six floors of its space with performances and other surprises for this fundraiser.

Poe’s Magic Theater Grand Opening: 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. The city’s newest spot for magic kicks things off with two performances from Alain Nu.

Sunday, June 2

“To Kill a Mockingbird.” Image via IMDB.

“To Kill A Mockingbird”: 10 a.m. at the Senator Theatre. See the 1962 film adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel, starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch.

Peaches Collaboration Release Party: noon at Charm City Meadworks. The Biddle Street taproom celebrates the collaboration with Haymaker Meadery and The Colony Meadery.

Community Picnic in Patterson Park: 2 p.m. at Patterson Park. Del. Brooke Lierman hosts the picnic with elected officials including U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young and community organizations. Features BBQ, Miss Twist and family fun.

LUAH: 6 p.m. at Le Comptour du Vin. Former Baltimore resident Brendan Sullivan returns from New York with a solo project, with Robert Earl Thomas and a solo set from Outer Spaces supporting.

Coheed and Cambria, Mastodon: 6:30 p.m. at MECU Pavilion. The prog/metal masters co-headline a bill by the harbor.

Banda Magda: 7:30 p.m. at Creative Alliance. Singer/accordionist Magda Giannikou leads the group, which performs in six languages.

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