Happening Sunday: Baltimore Cocktail Week, 'From the Back of the Room,' and more

-Baltimore Cocktail Week Launch Party and Cocktail Contest: This week, local bartenders are battling it out with olives, cherries, and liquor. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a welcome cocktail as competing bartenders shake and stir up their signature potions, which will be available at participating locations through March 31. A consumer tip to the contestants: Ideally, the garnish should be a meal. 6 p.m., Pen & Quill, 1701 N. Charles St., (410) 601-3588, baltimorecocktailweek.com, $20. (Maura Callahan)

-"From the Back of the Room": “ALL GIRLS TO THE FRONT!” shouted Kathleen Hanna, singer of riot grrrl band Bikini Kill, at one of their shows, as we saw in the 2013 documentary “The Punk Singer.” This was a symbolic moment, the documentary says, of making punk safer and more inclusive for women—but riot grrrl, as a whole, was still largely made up of white, cis-gender women. “From the Back of the Room” offers a wider look at the history of women in DIY punk, reaching as far back as the early 1980s and claiming to address issues of race, gender, sexuality, motherhood, class, and activism in the daily lives of these women, trying to make it clear that women's involvement in punk didn’t start and end with the riot grrrl movement. We’re lucky to live in a city brimming with this kind of energy, as evidenced by Ladyfest, which last year showcased more than 20 bands, such as Wet Brain, Big Mouth, and War on Women, who prove that this DIY ethos is still living, breathing, and growing. After the film, dance to all-girl music from DJs Sarah Danger and Hysteria. 9 p.m., The Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St., (410) 662-0069, theottobar.com, donations encouraged and go toward this year’s Ladyfest. (Rebekah Kirkman)

-From the Short List: Organ Trio, led by Pennsylvania keyboardist Greg Hatza, performs at An die Musik Live. (Al Shipley)

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