Weekend Events Calendar: Oyfest, Stop Making Sense, Bridal and Wedding Expo

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A still from “Stop Making Sense.” Image via IMDB.

While we’re starting to see some holiday happenings pop up, this remains one last chance to breathe before the big rush. Dress up as an animal and run around the zoo, attend a gala or just dance to the music of the Talking Heads. It’s all on the menu this weekend. Here’s the full lineup:

Friday, Nov. 15
This Land is Not Your Land: 6 p.m. at Red Emma’s. UMBC students organize a discussion on urban farming and community garden sustainability. Baltimore Beat Editor Lisa Snowden-McCray moderates the panel with leaders from Whitelock Community Farm, Pop Farm, Black Yield Institute, and Filbert Street Garden.

Rocking for the Kids: Nov. 15-17 at Waterfront Hotel. The three-day event benefits Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital and features eight music acts.

“La Track/The Track”: 6 p.m. at ICA Baltimore. It’s the opening reception for an exhibition featuring six Canadian multi-disciplinary artists, in collaboration with Montreal’s Pigment Sauvage.

Rare & Obscure Event: Friday-Sunday at Max’s Taphouse. The famed beer bar breaks out more than 60 rare brews for you to taste.

Wax Atlas Presents: Blushed, Alpenglow, and Wheattie: 6 p.m. at Wax Atlas. Stop by the record shop for a triple bill of indie rock.

The inside of the Maryland Science Center. Photo by A. Currell, via Flickr.

Wine & Dinosaurs: 7 p.m. at Maryland Science Center. The after-dark museum event includes prehistoric lessons, a chance to engage with staff and wine.

Stoop Soiree: 7 p.m. at Baltimore Museum of Industry. Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance’s annual gala returns under the theme Flashback Prom.

Three One-Act Operas: through Saturday at the Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center. [email protected] presents “Gallantry,” “Blue Monday” and “A Hand of Bridge.”

Super Art Fight: 8 p.m. at Ottobar. The live art battle event returns with the theme Thanksgiving Thrashing.

Chris Young: 8 p.m. at Royal Farms Arena. The Raised on Country tour stops in Baltimore. Eli Young Band and Matt Stell open.

James Nasty: 8 p.m. at North Ave. Market. The DJ highlights an event featuring food, drinks and free arcade games.

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23: Nov. 15 and 17 at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Pianist George Li performs the work with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Genticorum: 8 p.m. at Creative Alliance. The trio brings the French-Canadian music of Quebec to Highlandtown.

Monolord: 8 p.m. at Metro Gallery. The Swedish doom metal band comes to town, with support from Blackwater Holylight and Alms.

Saturday, Nov. 16
Oyfest 6: noon-5 p.m. at UNION Craft Brewing. Local Oyster and True Chesapeake Oyster Co. team up for the shuckin’ event, featuring music from Rufus Roundtree and Da B’more Brass Factory.

GalactiCat-Xmas: Saturday-Sunday at Full Tilt Brewing. Hops the Cat returns with an unfiltered IPA with figs and juniper berries.

Can Release: noon at Mobtown Brewing Company. The Southeast Baltimore brewer releases canned versions of its two most popular releases, Tiny Purple Fishes and Dr. Says I’m Hazy.

Zoo Bites: 1 p.m. at Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. The animal nutrition tour goes inside the commissary complex.

Poetry Salon: Black Women in Their Splendor: 1 p.m. at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Local poets Lady Brion, Hannah V. Sawyer and Mecca Morphosis read works on black womanhood.

Archive: 5 p.m. at MICA’s Dolphin Design Center. The arts college and MAGFest team up for the game history conference.

WinterFest and Holiday Shop: 6 p.m. at Baltimore Clayworks. The opening reception features music from Jazzy N Blue and refreshments.

Rum x Roti: 6:30 p.m. at Old Line Spirits. The distillery raises funds for the Ranfurly Homes Children in Nassau Bahamas and Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts with food, specialty cocktails and roca, Reggae and dancehall music.

Stop Making Sense: Saturday and Sunday at The Ottobar. Baltimore musicians perform the famed Talking Heads concert film.

Cindy Blackman Santana: Saturday and Sunday at Keystone Korner. The jazz and rocker drummer leads a band that includes pianist Marc Cary, bassist Felix Pastorius and guitarist Aurelian Budynek.

WDLY Presents: Beat Karaoke: 7 p.m. at Motor House. Sing your ’90s favorites to support the Baltimore Beat. Plus, ’90s-themed cocktails, a drag performance by Saaphyri Wildz and food from Chef Cat.

Archive 2019 After Party: 7 p.m. at North Ave. Market. Random Battles provides music to go along with drinks and food.

Ozmo, Salvation, Blissinger, Mickey & Mallory: 7:30 p.m. at the Mercury Theater. Chicago noise rock group Salvation shares a bill with three local and loud bands.

Freedom: An Evening of LGBTQ Storytelling: 8 p.m. at Center Stage. FreeState Justice presents eight storytellers, centered on the theme of Freedom.

$100 Girlfriend. Credit: Britt Olsen-Ecker.

$100 Girlfriend: 8 p.m. at Rituals. The gloomy pop band featuring members of Super City and The Selkies headlines an all-local bill that includes Leisure Sport, Boat Water and Luke Spicknall from the group Spooled Up.

Skin Tight Soul Party: 9 p.m. at The Crown. Mikie Love brings the largest Baltimore record collection to the party with Landis Expandis hosting.

Sunday, Nov. 17
Zoo Zoom: Expedition 8K: 8:30 a.m. at Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Dress up your like your favorite animal and run among the friends.

Jones Falls Historic Sites of Industry Bike Tour: 9:30 a.m. in Hampden. Take a bike ride on the Jones Falls Valley and learn what those mills used to house before apartments and restaurants.

Baltimore Bridal and Wedding Expo: noon-5 p.m. at Baltimore Convention Center. Link up with DJs, photographers, venues, bands and more for that special day.

Ravens v. Texans: 1 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium. The birds take on one of the AFC’s best.

Christmas in Old Baltimore: 2-3 p.m. at Engineers Club. Historian Wayne Schaumburg talks about the city’s holiday traditions.

Trans March of Resilience: 3:30 p.m. at YNot Lot. A rally kicks off the celebration of Black and Brown trans lives.

Halo Dreamhack: 4 p.m. at HomeSlyce. It’s the first edition of the e-sports competition.

10th Annual Fall Concert: 4-6:30 p.m. at the Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center. The Community Concert Choir of Baltimore performs, with proceeds from a free-will offering going toward educational programs.

High on Fire. Image via Facebook.

High on Fire: 6 p.m. at Baltimore Soundstage. The Oakland heavy metal band comes to town in support of 2018’s “Electric Messiah.” Power Trip, Devil Master and Creeping Death open.

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