St. Patrick’s Day arrives this weekend. Get out in the streets to celebrate the Irish. Plus, check out music from such masters as Weezer, Pixies and Bach.
Friday, March 15
“It’s More Than History” Lumbee Indian Settlement: noon-1 p.m. at the Peale Center. The Baltimore National Heritage Area presents a lunchtime lecture on the Lumbee Indians who live in East Baltimore.
Youth Voices for Community Change: 5-7 p.m. at Little Havana. Join CLIA, the organization working for youth leadership, for a night out in South Baltimore.
Baltimore Girls Pint Out: Unicorn Preview and Donut Pairing: 6:30 p.m. at DuClaw Brewing Co. The uniquely named Sour Me Unicorn Farts is a new beer from the Rosedale brewery. Pair it with Diablo Doughnuts. Women can get a free pour and tasting, with proceeds benefiting Pride Center of Maryland.
Finals: Charm City Bluegrass Battle of the Bands: 7 p.m. at UNION Craft Brewing. A winner is crowned to send one band to a spot at the Charm City Bluegrass Festival. Check out Wicked Sycamore, Big Rig and The Long Haul, Burt the Dirt and Geraldine.
Bowl-A-Thon Kickoff Party: 7 p.m. at Sweet 27 bar. Baltimore Abortion Fund members will be guest bartending and gearing up for the nonprofit’s upcoming bowl-a-thon.
Honey Jive Gypsy Jazz: 7:30 p.m. at Charm City Meadworks. Ultrafaux makes a stop for Django-inspired tunes and a little dancing.
Legends of Hip-Hop: 8 p.m. at Royal Farms Arena. Juvenile, Scarface, Too $hort, DJ Quik and more come together downtown.
Dan Schoener: 8 p.m. at Motor House. The mentalism specialist brings “entertainment for the mind” to Station North.
Haint Blue Album Release Party: 8 p.m. at Metro Gallery. The Americana band releases a new record, with Caleb Stine and Cora Sone in support.
Mwenso and the Shakes: March 14-15 at Creative Alliance. Michael Mwenso leads the Harlem combo in a live album recording event.
Penny Pistolero/Duchess and the Deadbirds/Vampirebeat/DeadRingers: 8 p.m. at Joe Squared. Cowpunk meets psych meets garage on North Ave.
4 Hours of Funk: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. at Windup Space. Chung of Basement Floor Records and C Scott of Pittsburgh Tracks visit Baltimore for this month’s party.
Joe Bonamassa: 8 p.m. at The Modell Lyric. The acclaimed blues-rock guitarist makes a stop in Baltimore.
Ghost Party presents The Ides of March: 10 p.m. at The BIG Theatre. Ghost Party, an interactive show from Baltimore Improv Group, goes to the other side.
“Dinner With Friends”: Through April 7 at Everyman Theatre. Food writers stir up an appetizing drama on stage in this play by Donald Margulies.
“Antigone”: Fri-Sun at Baltimore Center Stage. Sophocles’ classic gets an update from Center Stage’s mobile unit for one weekend only.
“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 16
St. Patrick’s Day Brunch and Whiskey: 9:30 a.m. at Sagamore Spirit. The Port Covington rye distillery hosts a whiskey brunch in honor of the holiday.
Kegs and Eggs Rally: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Power Plant Live. The daytime event brings all the Power Plant spots together for one big party, featuring confetti cannons and green beer.
Meet in the Street: 11 a.m. at Claddagh Pub. Head to Canton Square for St. Patrick’s Day. There’s food, drink, music and more.
Peabody Heights Brewery UMBC Watch Party: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Peabody Heights Brewery. Last year’s March Madness darlings try to get back to the dance with a win in the America East Championship game.
“Hard Eight”: 11:30 a.m. at the Charles Theatre. The crime thriller, and first film by writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson, is screened.
Epoch 2019 Release: noon at Baltimore Spirits Co. Grab a sought-after taste of Batch 5 of Epoch Rye in Medfield.
DuClaw Release Series: noon at DuClaw Brewing Co. The aforementioned Unicorn Farts sour gets a pre-release party thrown in its honor.
Beer Release: Unconditional Irish Oatmeal Stout: noon at Waverly Brewing Company. The Woodberry brewery celebrates the holiday with a new nitro-pour.
Baltimore Civil Rights Leader Victorine Q. Adams: 1-3 p.m. at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Author Ida E. Jones discusses the life of Adams, who founded the Colored Women’s Democratic Campaign Committee in 1946.
Open Hours: Tortillagurl presents tidbits: 2 p.m. at Baltimore Museum of Art. The docuseries from the Baltimore-based multimedia artist gets a world premiere.
That’s What She Said: An evening of women-fronted comedy and music: 7 p.m. at Motor House. Baltimore comedian Jessica Garrett hosts a night of performances with Outcalls, $100 Girlfriend and more.
Kelly Clarkson: 7 p.m. at Royal Farms Arena. The pop star and “American Idol” alum comes to town on her Meaning of Life Tour.
Biliana Voutchkova and Susan Alcorn: 8 and 9:30 p.m. at An die Musik. The experimental violinist and composer performs. Local pedal steel guitar extraordinaire Susan Alcorn is also on the bill.
Jumpcuts: 8 p.m. at Reverb. The New Wave-inspired outfit performs a release show for the first in a series of singles due out in 2019. Art rock group Strange Attractor opens.
Next Generation Quebecois Musicians: 8 p.m. at Creative Alliance. Les Poules à Colin brings a new take on the traditional form to Highlandtown.
Ella Mai: 8 p.m. at Baltimore Soundstage. The R&B singer returns to Baltimore for a downtown club date.
The Working Title Podcast Presents: After Work: 8 p.m. at The Crown. The podcast presents DJ sets and vendors in Station North for an evening.
Amorous Ebony presents a Tribute to Erykah Badu: 8:30 p.m. at Metro Gallery. Amorous Ebony, Omnia Azar and Chelsea Monae lead a tribute to the neo-soul star.
Skin Tight Soul Party: 9 p.m. at The Crown. Trev-Ski joins in the free party with rare groove.
Sunday, March 17
Pigtown Flea Market: 10 a.m. at Historic Bayard Station. Housewerks Antiques hosts a flea market with vendors selling antiques, vintage clothing, collectibles and more.
St. Patty’s Sunday Brunch: 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Checkerspot Brewing Company. The brewery in South Baltimore features a special menu, beer-mosas and more.
Punk Rock Flea Market: 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Ottobar. The annual event has records, books, art, clothing, jewelry and more up for sale.
The 43rd Annual Bach Marathon: 1 p.m.- 6 p.m. at St. David’s. Bach around the clock with a five-hour marathon to celebrate the German master.
Family-Friendly Hinenu Purim Party: 2-5 p.m. at Homewood Friends Meeting. Prepare for Purim with klezmer music, glitter tattoos, puppetry from Kevin Sherry and more.
Two Thousand Twenty: 20/20 Hopes and Predictions: 3-4:30 p.m. at Loyola University. Great Talk hosts a political round-table with NBC host Chris Matthews, former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich and PBS NewsHour’s Lisa Desjardins, moderated by Dan Morhaim.
Van Hunt: 8 p.m. at Creative Alliance: The musician mixes blues, piano and stand-up comedy for a special evening of R&B.
Weezer and Pixies: 8 p.m. at Royal Farms Arena. Two generations of alt-rock heroes come together downtown.
- Baltimore Wing Festival heats up on March 23-24.
- Fully Tilted Grand Opening Weekend descends on Govans on March 22.
- Fleetwood Mac plays Royal Farms Arena on March 24.