Weekend Events Calendar: John Waters Film Marathon, U+N Fest 7, Highlandtown Basement Bar Tour and more

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Johnny Depp, right, and Traci Lords in the John Waters movie “Cry-Baby.” Image via IMDB.

The sun is going down a bit earlier, but there’s still a chance to take in another week between the busy fall and frenetic holidays. This weekend, enjoy the harvest in the city or out at the farm. Or, take in the last gasp of the Charm City Fringe Festival. Plus, AlienCon lands at the Baltimore Convention Center.

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Friday, Nov. 9
Cupcakes and Champagne Happy Hour: 4-7 p.m. at Ampersea. The Fells Point spot features cupcakes from CakeByJason and bubbly.

Peabody Heights Can Release!: 5-9 p.m. at Peabody Heights Brewery. The brewer celebrates its newest can release, Double Parked, a Double IPA dedicated to anyone with a “do whatever the hell we want” attitude.

Pop-up Night Market: 6 p.m.-midnight at Center Stage. Following up on the celebration of Asian culture on Park Avenue last month, the Mount Vernon theater hosts a gathering of Asian food, drinks, and crafts in conjunction with its production of “King of the Yees.”

Jazzy Fall Nights: 6 p.m. at Ideal Arts Space. Trumpeter Rob Zinn headlines Friday night on The Avenue.

GWAR: 7 p.m. at Baltimore Soundstage. The gory heavy metal band takes the stage, fake blood, mutilations and all. Miss May I and American Sharks open.

John Waters Film Marathon: 7 p.m. on Nov. 9-4 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Baltimore’s beloved artist is being celebrated with an exhibition at the BMA, so why not take some time to revisit his films? For 18 hours straight, check out his entire body of work, from “Multiple Maniacs” to “A Dirty Shame.”

29 Days Later Film Project: 7 p.m. at Creative Alliance. Twenty local filmmakers present new shorts filmed over a month. It’s the 10th anniversary of the effort.

Poulenc for Two Pianos: November 9-11 at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs the titular work with pianists Christina Naughton and Michelle Naughton, as well as selections by Mendelssohn.

Jana Hunter of Lower Dens. Image via Facebook.

U+N Fest 7: Nov. 9-10 at the Ottobar. Unregistered Nurse presents a packed two-day lineup of bands from near and far, including Lower Dens, Shannon and the Clams, Smoke Bellow, Soul Glo, Dirty Fences and more.

AlienCon: Nov. 9-11 at Baltimore Convention Center. The stars of “Ancient Aliens” descend on downtown for explorations of civilizations on Earth, and mysteries beyond.

Mascagni’s “L’amico Fritz” in Concert: Nov. 9 and 11, 7:30 p.m. at 11 W. Mt. Vernon Place. Baltimore Concert Opera presents the Pietro Mascagni opera about marriage, dowries and bachelorhood.

Charm City Fringe Festival: Through Nov. 11 in the Bromo Arts District. The independent theater and performing arts festival enters closing weekend with plenty more experimental live shows and a short film premiere.

“Santa Claus Must Die”: Nov.  9-16 at Fells Point Corner Theatre. The improvised holiday horror from Michael Furr gets you through the time between the seasons.

“My Fair Lady”: Nov. 9-18 at Third Wall Productions. Lerner and Loewe’s much-loved musical chronicling the blossoming of Eliza Doolittle heads to Northeast Baltimore.

Saturday, Nov. 10
Cycle to Inspire: 8:30 a.m. at Baltimore Soundstage. The four-hour spinathon with the Ulman Cancer Fund raises funds for young people impacted by cancer.

Veterans’ Day Weekend at Fort McHenry: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fort McHenry. To mark the 100th anniversary of Veterans’ Day, re-enactors will call back to when the grounds were used as a hospital during World War I. The Visitor Center will have an exhibit on surgery, therapy and treatments used at the time.

Sweet Street Opening Day: 10:30 a.m. at the Maryland Science Center transforms into winter wonderland with a massive gingerbread village.

The Mighty Pint Homebrew Competition 2018: noon-4 p.m. at WTMD. More than 20 homeberewers will compete to have their beer made by the masters at The Brewer’s Art. And you get to sample them all. Plus, enjoy music from The Glenmont Popes, D.T. Huber and Whale Show.

Harvest Festival: noon-5 p.m. at R. House. Why go to the orchard when the fall fun is right in Remington? They’ll be cider, pony rides, a petting zoo and pumpkin painting. Plus, 25 local vendors.

Highlandtown Basement Bar Tour 2018: 2-6 p.m. in Highlandtown. Check in at RoofTop HoT for the map of homes in Highlandtown, then close it out at DiPasquale’s.

Wine & Design: 3 p.m. at Cedar & Cotton. The fall decor event features a first look at refinished furniture, and cocktails.

Lewis Museum Annual Gala: 6-10 p.m. at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. The evening celebrating the city’s home of African American art and culture features food, drinks, dancing and a first look at the exhibit “Romare Bearden: Visionary Artist.”

New Liberty Distillery Happy Hour: 6 p.m. at Motor House. The Annapolis distillery will be on hand with music from acoustic duo Brother’s Keeper.

An Evening with Marion Winik and Laura Lippman: 7 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer. Winik is the author of “The Baltimore Book of the Dead.” Lippman is the author, most recently, of “Sunburn.” The two will discuss their work, writing and Baltimore.

On Stage with Western Star: 7 p.m. at Waverly Brewing Company. The local alt-country heroes release a new album Any Way How.

Gowns, Tux and Chux: 7 p.m. at The Peale Center. Dust off your 1920s attire and tennis shoes for a gala with comedian and playwright Howard G. This year’s theme is Harlem Renaissance. The night features food stations, dancing and more.

Baltimore Square Dance: 8 p.m. at Mobtown Ballroom. Grab your partner and do-si-do to music from Big Possum and live calling.

Caleb Stine. Image via the Creative Alliance.

Caleb Stine’s Round the Mountain: 8 p.m. at Creative Alliance. The Baltimore folk singer curates country sounds from here and abroad, featuring Jess Sah Bi & Peter One, Dave Hadley and Audrey Hamilton.

Foghound Album Release Party: 8 p.m. at Metro Gallery. The local rock band releases “Awaken to Destroy,” with Demon Eye, Haze Mage and Beelzefuzz.

Version: 9 p.m. at Motor House. TT the Artist is the guest for the party hosted by Kotic Couture and Trillnatured.

Sunday, Nov. 11

Photo by Karl Connolly

Maker Mart: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Open Works. The Station North space offers a chance to shop the handmade goods being produced by local makers and entrepreneurs, with more than 30 vendors on hand.

60th Anniversary for Jennings Cafe: noon-9 p.m. at Jennings Cafe. The Catonsville restaurant and bar marks six decades with four bands, a moon bounce, corn hole and food and drink specials.

Fall Farm Day Collaborative: noon-4 p.m. at Star Bright Farm. The community celebration features farm-to-table offerings grown at the White Hall farm and prepared at La Food Marketa, paired with beer from Diamondback Brewing

Chili Con Cerveza 2018: 12:30-4:30 p.m. at Union Craft Brewing. The chili cook-off benefiting Moveable Feast features the best from amateur cooks, competing for a host of prizes. Attendees get to eat it all.

SLAM Showcase and Benefit: 2 p.m. at Johns Hopkins Ralph O’Connor Recreation Center. The showcase features an afternoon of movement benefitting  Baltimore Dance Crews Project.

Listening Party 28: An Evening of Latin Jazz: 5-7 p.m. at Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center. Gather for an hour-long set of Latin Jazz records, with complimentary refreshments.

Victoria Vox: 5 p.m. at Waverly Brewing Company. The singer-songwriter-ukulele specialist plays the Woodberry brewery.

From Old Pages to Baltimore Stages: 6 p.m. at Baltimore Center Stage. The panel discussion features a conversation about about “The Book of Joseph,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” and “Indecent.” It’s part of the Jewish Literature Festival.

Charm City Fringe Festival Closing Party: 7:30 p.m. at Maryland Art Place. Close out the week-long festival with a gathering of artists, live music and awards.


(Editor’s note: Because the Weekend Events Calendar publishes early on Thursday evening, we’ve decided to eliminate Thursday listings. The selections on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays will remain robust.)

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