Summer is officially here, with the solstice arriving on June 21. Luckily there are plenty of outdoor events this weekend to properly welcome the season, from a bike ride with promise of beer at the end to picnics and festivals. Take it in:
Friday, June 21
3rd Fridays Canton: 5 p.m. at O’Donnell Square Park. The happy hour event features music from Gym Shorts and Jordan Gillis Band.
Summer Block Party: 5-9 p.m. at World of Beer. Meet in McHenry Row to celebrate summer and the release of a new beer collaboration with DuClaw Brewing: My, My, My Key Lime Pie.
Summer Solstice Social Hour: 6-9 p.m. at Bond Street Social. The Fells Point spot on the waterfront celebrates summer with cocktails and sunset views.
The Soul Magnets: 6-9 p.m. at Peabody Heights Brewing. The band plays an outdoor setting, with Farm to Charm food truck and a singalong for kids.
Focus: Creating While Black: 6:30 p.m. at FRS. WDLY hosts a panel discussion featuring Station North Sadboi.
Father John Misty, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit: 7 p.m. at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The southern rock-leaning indie acts co-headline a show in Columbia.
Spirit of the Beehive: 8 p.m. at Joe Squared. The Philly band plays a set with Stranger Ranger of Portland and Baltimore’s own Dosser.
Elegant Rendezvous: Joyce J. Scott: 8 p.m. at The Peale Center. The downtown Baltimore museum launches a new performance and storytelling series with the locally born, internationally known artist.
Movie Night in Library Square: 8 p.m. outside Patterson Park Library. The community screening features Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse.
Daddy Long Legs: 8 p.m. at The Metro Gallery. The blues rockers come to down, with support from Rodney Henry’s The Glenmont Popes and Save Your Soul’s Rob Macy.
The Lemon Twigs: 9 p.m. at The Ottobar. The D’Addario brothers’ psych-pop project comes to Baltimore in support of 2018’s “Go to School.” Boa Constrictors open.
“Long Day’s Journey Into Night”: June 21-27 at the Parkway Theatre. Bi Gan’s neo-noir–no relation to the play of the same name–centers on a man “on a quest to find a missing woman from his past.”
“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.
Saturday, June 22
FIT + Fitness Festival: 8 a.m-12:30 p.m. at Harbor East. The event features classes with The MAC, Under Armour Brand House, lululemon and Charm City Run.
Druid Hill Park Bird Watching Walk: 8-9:30 a.m. at Druid Hill Park. The Maryland Zoo and Audubon society lead a walk through the park to spot different types of birds.
Bikes and Beers Baltimore 2019: 9 a.m. at UNION Craft Brewing. For the fifth year, meet up at the brewery to head out on a 15- or 30-mile ride through the city. Once you return, there’s 2 free pints, music, food trucks and more.
Cat Show: June 22-23 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. The Cat Fanciers’ Association hosts a show with more than 160 purebred and household felines.
The Town Fair: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Perry Hall High School. More than 140 vendors set up shop in Perry Hall, plus live entertainment, kids’ activities and more.
Crab, Wine & Beer Festival: 11 a.m. at Harbor Point. More than 30K crabs will be onhand at the big event, as well as crafts, live music and more. Pick one of two sessions and get gracking.
Hampden Sidewalk Sale: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The Hampden Village Merchants Association invites the shops on The Avenue and beyond to spill out onto the streets. Happy deal hunting.
Baltimore Stamp & Coin Show: noon-4 p.m. at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. Philatelists and numismatists gather to buy, sell, trade and network.
Papi’s Hampden Falls Road Fiesta: noon-8 p.m. at Papi’s Hampden. The Mexican spot’s Hampden location hosts a parking lot party with food, music, drinks and more.
Remington Community Picnic: noon-3 p.m. at Sisson Street Community Park. The Greater Remington Improvement Association offers a chance to meet the neighbors with activities for humans like a soap making table and dogs like an agility test.
Summerthing: 2 p.m. at Sandlot: The daytime event features drinks, food, shopping at a Hello Addie’s pop-up, and of course, sand and sun.
Live at the BBQ: 5 p.m. at Graffitti Alley. The event features a bboy/bgirl battle, a Baltimore Club battle and more. After party is at Motor House.
My Big Fat Ghetto Cookout 2: 5-9 p.m. at the Cherry Hill Urban Community Garden. Invisible Majority hosts an evening of food, drinks and games to benefit the Cherry Hill Food Co-op.
“Indelible”: 6-9 p.m. at FRS. The documentary builds off of the web series of the same name that highlights performers from Baltimore and D.C. A Q&A with the podcasters behind “Alt-Black” follows.
The Royal Affair Tour: 6:30 p.m. at MECU Pavilion. YES, Asia, John Lodge of the Moody Blues and Carl Palmer of Emerson, Lake & Palmer team up for a night of prog.
Phish: 7 p.m. at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The jam band kings continue to jam on.
A Midsummer Night’s Bash: 8 p.m. at Single Carrot Theatre. The theater company sends off its Howard Street space with a night of drinking, dancing and some drunk Shakespeare beforehand.
“The Alibi Play”: 8 p.m. at Baltimore Theatre Project. Indie comedy duo OLGA presents a show that’s half theater, half stand-up.
Yellowhammer Fund Benefit Show: 8 p.m. at Joe Squared. Birth (Defects), Mallwalker and Sickle Cell play a benefit for the Alabama-based abortion fund.
Solstice Fundraiser Gala: 8 p.m. at Maryland Science Center. The annual fundraiser features food, dancing, rooftop access and more.
Sunday, June 23
Jones Falls Historic Sites of Industry Bike Tour: 10 a.m. at Roosevelt Rec Center. The tour stops along 10 historic spots.
The Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Rash Field. The Inner Harbor run welcomes women of all participation levels.
Vogue!: 10 a.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Baltimore dancer Marquis “Revlon” Clanton teaches the art of voguing.
Jonestown Festival 2019: noon-4 p.m. at The Star Spangled Flag House. The festival features a “Hamilton” sing-along, family friendly activities and more.
AoA Courtyard Craft and Flea: noon-6 p.m. at the Alchemy of Art. Peruse the offerings of 30 local vendors while enjoying music from James Nasty.
Rosé in the Garden: 2 p.m. at Preston Gardens Park. The summer soiree features rosé, plus food from restaurants like The Elephant, Points South Latin Kitchen, Sobo Café and more.
White Reaper: 7-11 p.m. at The Ottobar. “The World’s Best American Band” performs. Twen and Thunder Club open.
- “Hamilton” arrives at the Hippodrome on June 25.
- Jill Scott sings at the Modell Lyric on June 28.
- MD Food Trucks Foodie Bash rounds up mobile munchies at the Baltimore Museum of Industry on June 28.