UPDATED: City Paper's Brew Fest postponed, The Gathering cancelled in anticipation of protests

City Paper's 20th annual Brew Fest, set to take place tomorrow afternoon at Power Plant Live, has been postponed as a result of large protests over Freddie Gray's death expected to take place downtown.

"We will share the rescheduled event details as they become available," Baltimore Sun Media Group spokeswoman Renee Mutchnik said in a statement announcing the postponement. "Ticket refunds will be automatically issued through Missiontix."

Another event at Power Plant Live, food truck meet-up The Gathering, scheduled for tonight, has been called off because of the protests. A posting on the organization's page said this was done "at the request of the Baltimore City Police Department."

It reads in full: "In light of the protests occurring around Baltimore concerning the death of Freddie Gray, The Gathering at POWER PLANT LIVE! this Friday April 24th has been rescheduled to May 8th due to safety and security concerns, at the request of the Baltimore City Police Department.

"Any wristbands purchased can be redeemed at the May 8th event. If you can not make the event, refunds will be issued at your request."

"Thank you for your understanding in the matter. Our guests safety is always our top priority."

Baltimore Bike Party is going on tonight as scheduled, but organizers said in a Facebook post that the route has been changed. With the probability still high of cyclists encountering the protests, organizers asked riders to "please be respectful of their voice, their right to assemble, and their vision for a better Baltimore. This doesn't mean you have to wipe the smile off your face, but be aware of what is going on around you and be courteous and polite to everyone we see." You can read the full statement here.

UPDATE:The Light City Baltimore Idea Session, scheduled for Saturday, " has been postponed out of respect and understanding of the current, difficult situation facing the Baltimore City community.  The event will now take place Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Center for Urban Families located 2201 N. Monroe St.," according to a release by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts.

City Paper will continue to update this post as needed.

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