Happening Saturday: Small Foods, Spring Fest, and more

-Spring Fest with Keith Sweat: Like early Cartoon Network shows and ugly sweaters, '90s R&B has seen a recent surge in nostalgic appreciation. So for Keith Sweat, Ginuwine, SWV, and Dru Hill to join forces on a tour hosted by Slick Rick is enough to make anyone born in the previous millennium melt. But really, "how deep is your love?" 7:30 p.m., Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., (410) 347-2020, royalfarmsarena.com, $45.50-$69.50. (Maura Callahan)

-Small Foods: The Tenth Anniversary: Fun fact: The world's largest commercially available hot dog, according to the Guinness World Records, is a 7-pound hot dog that is 16 inches long, has a 4-inch diameter, contains 40 servings per dog, and is available to order online for the low, low price of $169.95 (giant hot-dog bun and condiments included!). If the thought of even attempting to eat something that large makes you want to vomit, then head to the other end of the food-size spectrum at the 10th-annual Small Foods party. Participants who say they're bringing a small food only have to pay a $2 entry fee and have the chance to win one of six different awards, including "The Golden Toothpick" award, which goes to the smallest food that's in proportion to its regular-sized counterpart--think "perfectly formed mini wontons, itty-bitty party subs, and teeny-tiny decorated cupcakes that would fit on the tip of a finger" or "The Bright Idea Award," which goes to "the creator of the most creative Small Food." 7:30 p.m. for participants, 8 p.m. otherwise, The Whole Gallery, 405 W. Franklin St., third floor, facebook.com/events/347253005472309, $2 for people who bring food, $10 otherwise. (Anna Walsh)

-The Vanguardians with Labtekwon, ONLY, Chrissy Vasquez, Elon and more: Legendary Baltimore MC Labtekwon (pictured) is better at rapping than pretty much anybody out there, well, ever, and he's smarter than most of you reading this and his records are knotty, dense illustrations of his polysyllabic skills and rigorous intellect and they have names like "(B.O.P.) The Theology of Timing- Tehuti and the Het Heru Cult" (the title of his latest album, which also comes with a book, "The Origins of Hip Hop Culture") and form a flurry-of-words bridge between hip-hop's battle-rapping, dozens-tinged past and its bug-eyed, make-it-new future. If you're new to his work, check out the single from "(B.O.P.)," 'SAMO as an alternative to those typical played out basic ass flows.' Still, performances from Lab are rare, so don't miss a chance to see a local icon on the stage. Similarly minded artists such as ONLY, Chrissy Vasquez, Elon, Eboneé A.D., Bilal Salaam, Drum Life, and W.Ellington Felton also play and there will be art by Adam Stab and the whole thing is hosted by Malaika Aminata. 9 p.m., The Crown, 1910 N. Charles St., (410) 625-4848, thecrownbaltimore.tumblr.com, $8. (Brandon Soderberg)

-From the Short List: Local traditional Irish dance band Old Bay Céilí Band celebrates St. Patrick’s Day at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson. Georgia-based singer-songwriter Emily Hearn performs at Eutaw Place with Luke Brindley. California deathcore band Suicide Silence headlines Baltimore Soundstage withEmmure, Within The Ruins, and Fit For An Autopsy. The Legwarmers remember the ’80s at Rams Head Live. Better Off Dead remembers the Grateful Dead at the 8x10. Luaka Bop artist Delicate Steve plays the Metro Gallery with Sherman Whips and Amanda Schmidt. Local death/thrash band Noisem plays the Sidebar with Sangharsha, Sleep Disorder, and more. (Al Shipley)

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