Happening Saturday: Holdenfest, Puppet Slamwich, The Color Run, and more

-Holdenfest: Larger than life when he was alive, Baltimore photographer and drummer Sam Holden is staying so even after his sudden death in April. The Sam Holden Memorial Fund at Towson University, where he taught, has been established to support talented photography students, and Metro Gallery is teaming up with the fund to put on Holdenfest, a photo show and sale featuring the bands Imperial Tramp, Pearly Goats, Bastards of Reality, Foghound, and 4 Footer, with all proceeds going to the fund. Holden shot for years for City Paper and many other publications, and his imprint on the photography and music scenes in Baltimore and beyond looks to be lasting. 8:45 p.m., Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles St., (410) 244-0899, themetrogallery.net, $15. (Van Smith)

-Puppet Slamwich: You may think that since you’re, like, an adult, that means that you are way too old for puppet shows. But adults can appreciate puppet shows just as much as any small child can—sometimes even more, especially the shows at Black Cherry Puppet Theater, which are often not totally suitable for kids, depending on the kind of parent you are (no judgment). Performances at the quarterly "Puppet Slamwiches" often draw from a variety of influences such as folk tales, classic literature, and pop culture, and the sentiments range from raunchy to solemn. In tonight's collaborative performance, a story from Holocaust-survivor Jakov Lind's book "Soul of Wood" is retold, Aminah Shourbaji creates large, surrealistic pop-ups out of cardboard, and Chris Owen illustrates a Bukowski poem onto a moving scroll as he recites the poem. These and several other local and out-of-town performers are joined by the Baltimore Barrage Band Orchestra. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Black Cherry Puppet Theater, 1115 Hollins St., (410) 752-7272, puppetslamwich.blogspot.com, $7. (Rebekah Kirkman)

-The Color Run: Exercise isn’t so horrifying when you’re free to move at your own pace and everything is rainbow. In “The Happiest 5k on the Planet” runners start the untimed race in white T-shirts—and often tutus—and finish doused in multicolored cornstarch. Nothing says happiness better than puddles of sweat and powder-dusted lungs. 9 a.m., Camden Yards, 333 W. Camden St., thecolorrun.com, $55 individual, $50 group. (Maura Callahan)

From the Short List: In another entry from the “bands you didn’t think were big enough to have tribute acts” file, Out Of The Cellar play the songs of Ratt and The Down Boys play the songs of Warrant at Fishhead Cantina. Verroneau plays a worldly blend of bossa nova, gypsy jazz, and samba at An die Musik Live. Minnesota indie-rap band Atmosphere headlines Rams Head Live. Long-running Baltimore reggae band Jah Works has a dance party at the Patterson Theater. Local dreamy psych rockers Joy Classic play the Windup Space with Tinnarose and Heavy Lights. Dont miss: Baltimore pop rockers The Honest Mistakes and ilyAIMY perform at The Circuit in Essex. (Al Shipley)

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