This Week

  • Wednesday: Flappy Hour II

    Wednesday: Flappy Hour II

    Aug. 16, 7:30-10 p.m., Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave., motherloadpuppets.com, free. The Mother Load, a local puppet showcase, hosts its second "puppet summit" featuring a panel discussion, live music by Trucker Talk, and the chance to make your own puppet.

  • Wednesday: Devin Allen With D. Watkins: "A Beautiful Ghetto"

    Wednesday: Devin Allen With D. Watkins: "A Beautiful Ghetto"

    Aug. 16 City Paper contributor D. Watkins and photographer extraordinaire Devin Allen are some of Baltimore’s most widely-known sons. Watkins, for his biting essays, seen most recently on Salon, and for his books, “The Beast Side: Living and Dying While Black in America,” and “The Cook Up,”—and...

  • Wednesday, Sunday, Monday: “Stop Making Sense”

    Wednesday, Sunday, Monday: “Stop Making Sense”

    Aug. 16, 20-22 A couple years ago I ran into Steve Scales outside Chip’s restaurant in Orange, Connecticut. Everyone in line for brunch that Sunday seemed to know the Talking Heads (and Tom Tom Club, among many others) percussionist, and he’s just a super nice guy in person. So I asked him about...

  • Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: Red Bull Amaphiko Festival

    Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: Red Bull Amaphiko Festival

    Aug. 16, 17, 20 Alright, so you can still catch the tail end of this 10-day festival put on by Red Bull Amaphiko, which has set its sights on Baltimore artists, storytellers, and entrepreneurs of sorts (as well as a few from elsewhere in this country). On Wednesday, join artists Megan Lewis, Pablo...

  • Friday: Variations on Magic

    Friday: Variations on Magic

    Aug. 18 Summer is not a fun time for theater addicts. You can get small fixes here and there between Artscape, outdoor Shakespeare productions, and off-Broadway tour stops at the Hippodrome if you can swing the pricey tickets, but that’s about all you get while companies take their deserved between-season...

  • Friday: "Heavyweights"

    Friday: "Heavyweights"

    Aug. 18 This Disney flick is low-key one of the best mainstream comedies of the '90s and an early proving ground for the likes of Ben Stiller, Judd Apatow, Paul Feig, and Kenan Thompson, in what is ostensibly a kid's movie. Set at a sleep-away fat camp, the film follows a gang of boys who bond...

  • Saturday: Cherry Hill Arts & Music Festival

    Saturday: Cherry Hill Arts & Music Festival

    Aug. 19 "CHERRY HILL AND DOWN YOUR BLOCK CHERRY HILL AND DOWN YOUR BLOCK CHERRY HILL AND DOWN YOUR BLOCK," goes a Baltimore club hit from producer Mighty Mark and T.T. The Artist—a celebration of the noted South Baltimore neighborhood and this weekend, the site of the first ever Cherry Hill Arts...

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