Happening Sunday: Monster Jam, Ryes Up Against Cystic Fibrosis, and more

-Ryes Up Against Cystic Fibrosis: It’s comforting to know we can get drunk and do good at the same time, because more often whiskey makes us feel fairly useless. Support the fight against cystic fibrosis with a glass or five of rye concoctions, wine, local gin, or beer served by members of the Baltimore Bartenders’ Guild, plus snacks from local restaurants, a silent auction, and live jazz. 6 p.m., B&O American Brasserie, 2 N. Charles St., (443) 692-6172, bmorebarguild.com, $65. (Maura Callahan)

-For Love Of a Past Self: High school love poems, praising the now-gone touch of soft, tender lips we haven’t even fully tasted. Hand-scribbled teenaged diaries ranting and blubbering in agony about how not only the world is full of shit but also no one gives a shit. Fanfiction based on Star Trek, Harry Potter, or One Piece. Lyric notes inspired by Eminem. And so on. Whenever this indelible history of juvenile writings flashes upon us, we cringe with utter shame. But this week at Terrault Contemporary, writers Chris Mason, Jonah Beram, Matt Williams, and Christophe Casamassima shamelessly read aloud their early, early works, along with an introductory slideshow by Alicia Puglionesi and musical interludes by Francesa D’Uva. This means, yes, it’s time for us to embrace our own past selves—we were immature, clumsy, pissed off, and vulnerable, yet we were overflowing with passion and sincerity, all preserved in our beautifully crude, unrefined writing. 7:30 p.m., Terrault Contemporary, 1515 Guilford Ave, (336) 707-5511, terraultcontemporary.com, free. (Seola Lee)

-Monster Jam: What could possibly be more American than giant, noisy, environment-destroying pieces of machinery crushing smaller, lesser pieces of machinery in a violent demonstration punctuated by explosions and fire? Absolutely nothing. Bring your earplugs—especially for the to-be-indoctrinated kiddos—because this shit gets absurdly loud. Apparently, previous years' monster trucks weren't monstrous enough because this year, Monster Jam introduces 12-foot-tall, 10,000-pound "Extreme Monster Jam Speedsters." Old favorites like El Toro Loco (with female driver Becky McDonough) and Grave Digger will, of course, be on hand to compete, so put on your grave Grave Digger earmuffs (on top of your doctor-approved ear protection), grab some cotton candy, and watch the smash! Because this ain't Canadia. Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m., Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., (410)  347-2020, royalfarmsarena.com, $20-$60. (Evan Serpick)

-From the Short List: Saxophonist Brad Linde pays tribute to the seminal 1950s recordings of Jimmy Giuffre at An die Musik Live. Odd Future-affiliated California punk band Trash Talk and New York underground hip-hop trio Ratking perform at the Ottobar along with experimental hip-hop and electronica producer Lee Bannon. Louisiana Cajun band Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys make their first Baltimore appearance in several years at the Patterson Theater. Arizona alt-rock band Calabrese headlines the Metro Gallery with Biters, Ravagers, and The Recently Deceased. Local jazz band Butler Parks Hot Serenaders play depression-era sounds at The Cabaret at Germano’s. Don't miss: Rapper Lil Durk, a star of Chicago’s “drill” scene, headlines Baltimore Soundstage with Mack Murrell. (Al Shipley)

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