This Week

  • Thursday-Tuesday: Halloween Roundup

    Thursday-Tuesday: Halloween Roundup

    Oct. 26-31 The City Paper staff will wrap our last ever issue, which comes out Nov. 1, the day before Halloween. Expect to see us drinking our grief away, indulging fully in the loud, spooky diversions this time of year has to offer. Here's what's on our (blood) bucket list: On Thursday, Oct. 26,...

  • Friday: Baltimore Youth Arts First Annual Art Auction Halloween Party Fundraiser

    Friday: Baltimore Youth Arts First Annual Art Auction Halloween Party Fundraiser

    Oct. 27 We named Baltimore Youth Arts this year's Best Artists in our Best of issue last month because we find their work compelling, radical, and urgent. Young people involved in the juvenile justice system are given time, space, materials to make art, whether that's drawing or painting or screenprinting...

  • Saturday: Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival

    Saturday: Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival

    Oct. 28, 3:30 p.m. festival, 6:30 p.m. parade line-up, 7 p.m. parade; Pulaski Monument, Patterson Park, creativealliance.org, free. Baltimore celebrates Halloween with a family-friendly festival  followed by a colorful parade of handcrafted illuminated lanterns and artist-made floats.

  • Saturday-Sunday: Doors Open Baltimore

    Saturday-Sunday: Doors Open Baltimore

    Oct. 28-29 There are lots of places that are rarely open to the public throughout the year, or where it would be a little rude to just show up and snoop. As the name suggests, Doors Open Baltimore is the one time each year where everyone is invited to come on in and poke around a bit. There are...

  • Sunday: Wing Dam, Den-Mate, Leggy, Sweepstakes

    Sunday: Wing Dam, Den-Mate, Leggy, Sweepstakes

    Oct. 29 Sweepstakes’ songs tend to boil over when Allyson Little’s voice rises to a fever pitch, breaking free of the endless catchy hooks and piercing the air. Like at the end of ‘Bad Enough,’ from their 2015 album “Tongues Out,” (their only album, I’ve listened to it about 30 times now), when...

  • Sunday: Music For Puerto Rico

    Sunday: Music For Puerto Rico

    Oct. 29 Seeing so many people gathering supplies and donating money, time, and energy to helping Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria, has been heartening. But if you think about it hard enough (like pretty much anything), it's also frustrating because so much of this assistance...

  • Wednesday—Nov. 5: Dia De los Muertos

    Wednesday—Nov. 5: Dia De los Muertos

    Oct. 18-Nov. 5 Mexico’s Day of the Dead originated 3000 years ago as an Aztec tradition and has spread worldwide with the Mexican diaspora. It’s a time to remember the departed, gather with family, and help ancestors on their spiritual journey by constructing and decorating altars in their honor....

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