This Week

Thursday-Sunday: Maryland Deathfest

May 25-28 Deathfest turns 15 this year, with four days of shows across two venues (this year, Baltimore Soundstage and Rams Head Live) with over 70 bands. This Baltimore Institution, which has grown into an international event with additional fests in Oakland, California, and Tilburg, Netherlands,...More

  • Wednesday: CinéBistro fundraiser to benefit Baltimore School for the Arts

    Wednesday: CinéBistro fundraiser to benefit Baltimore School for the Arts

    May 24 Thanks to a $130 million deficit in Baltimore City Public Schools' budget for next year, every principal in the district has had to make decisions about where to cut back in order to save money. The push is to try to avoid laying off teachers, for obvious reasons. Baltimore School for the...

  • Wednesday: Young Writers Present!

    Wednesday: Young Writers Present!

    May 24 Since 2008, Writers in Baltimore Schools encourages Baltimore City students to write and explore their voice on the page in school programs, after-school programs, and summer courses. This Wednesday at Red Emma’s, these students will share their work. A full experience of the students' writing...

  • Thursday: Baby's On Fire Happy Hour

    Thursday: Baby's On Fire Happy Hour

    May 25 If you've ever been to the Mount Vernon record store and cafe Baby's On Fire, you know that the owners make a lot with a little. What the store lacks in space is made up for with the wonderful curation of the records it sells, stacking plenty of local music alongside indie staples, a healthy...

  • Sunday: Chariot Festival

    Sunday: Chariot Festival

    May 28 I am salivating as I write this thinking about all the pakora, naan, curry, tikka masala, kabobs, biryani, and other Indian grub I’m gonna stuff myself with this Sunday. But the annual Chariot Festival held at the Inner Harbor is more than just a feast for the belly. The festival’s anchor...

  • Sunday: Sowebo Arts and Music Festival

    Sunday: Sowebo Arts and Music Festival

    May 28 Southwest Baltimore’s annual festival is one of the city’s best, combining an intimate neighborhood vibe with substantial talent. This year is the 34th running, and there are three stages full of music, with the Rise Up Stage featuring Troll Tribe’s reggae-ska-folk thing, To The Moon’s experimental...

  • Wednesday: “Friday the 13th”

    Wednesday: “Friday the 13th”

    May 31 Slasher films—defined by that that ominous “ch-ch-ch” sound that means trouble’s afoot, a bunch of hot, white teens being hot and dumb, and a pretty much anonymous and unstoppable killer—have been referenced and replicated so often that the horror movie subgenre can lose some if its bite....

  • May 31-June 18: UniverSoul Circus

    May 31-June 18: UniverSoul Circus

    May 31-June 18 After Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey said its goodbyes and completed its final tour last week, the UniverSoul Circus looks to start putting the circus game in a chokehold. The show, founded in 1994 by Baltimore native Cedric Walker, aims to give a platform for people of color...