Happening Saturday: 'Survey Says,' 'Clay In Common,' and more

-"Survey Says": There’s something shamefully entertaining about those idiotic Buzzfeed quizzes—who hasn’t wondered what Disney princess they’d be in another life? Now you can even take an online quiz to get matched with local artwork, connecting your personality and interests with your aesthetic preferences. Take the survey before or during the opening of “Survey Says” to find your soul art on view at the show. 7 p.m., E.M.P. Collective, 307 W. Baltimore St., empcollective.org, free. (Maura Callahan)

-"Clay In Common": Baltimore Clayworks breaks out of its relatively secluded Mount Washington home and brings an exhibition of ceramic work from some of the area's most skilled and creative craftspeople into the Bromo Arts District. Too often, ceramics is dismissed as mere craft. And that's not to say that it isn't craft; our issue is with the act of dismissing craft altogether as less culturally or intellectually valuable than fine art. Ceramics in particular can be at once sculptural and painterly, carrying the histories of multiple cultural and artistic traditions. A handmade mug or dish can tell a story as well as it can hold food or drink or sit quietly in a cabinet. More and more contemporary painters, sculptors, and mixed-media artists are taking note of the artistic potential that lies in craft by incorporating into their work what was, for a long time in art history, considered entirely separate from the fine arts. Check out what's happening with ceramics in Baltimore and decide for yourself where to draw the line between craft and fine art—and if it even matters. Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, 21 S. Eutaw St., (443) 874-3596, promotionandarts.org, free. (Maura Callahan)

-From the Short List: F.J.E. Entertainment’s “Metal Madness” showcase at the Ottobar features In Dying Arms, Artifacts, Vermord, Silent On Fifth Street, Pain, GI9, and Enemy Within. Upstairs at the Ottobar, That Guy Zeb DJs music videos for the monthly Vide0drome party. The Thunder Grunt Podcast Network holds live podcast tapings at the Windup Space, with a performance from Tunnelbike. The Sidebar throws a “Defend PopPunk!” party. Led Zeppelin’s songs remain the same when played by tribute band Get The Led Out at Rams Head Live. Pianist Robert Hitz leads an improvisation workshop at An die Musik Live. Johnny Balls plays ukulele, banjo, guitar, or whatever he feels like at Joe Squared. Virginia punk band Wasted Year plays the Charm City Art Space with Atlas At Last, Me Versus I, and Polyphony. Don’t miss: Annapolis roots rockers Kings of Crownsville perform at The Cabaret at Germano’s. (Al Shipley)

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